King Ruiner

by :PAPERCUTZ

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albertx Amazing album! Deceptively simple, lots of layers and emotional lyrics with repeated listening. Favourite tracks: Halfway There & All Of The Ways.
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Mellifrugorifero One of my favorite albums of this 2020. It is always an unforgettable experience when I close my eyes and dive into it💕 Favorite track: Halfway There.
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‘King Ruiner’ is :PAPERCUTZ's 3rd original album featuring songs recorded in Porto, Nyc, Hamburg and Tokyo. The group lead by Bruno Miguel has returned to touring throughout Europe and the U.S. after an hiatus to record their new album. The globally sourced strains of pop songs feature shadowy and exotic electronic sounds, layered folk choral vocals, minimalist synth motifs, atmospheric textures and percussive beats.

"Our new album 'King Ruiner' is out. I don't use the term 'album' lightly. I recently gave an interview regarding the release where I was confronted with the notion that its a dying format... I don't believe so, an album holds a concept, a story line like this one does. From a collage of failed ambition to a message of hope in a relatable listenable and hopefully with a sense of catharsis for those who get to dig deeper. Nowadays we’re expecting a lot of ourselves in terms of work, rate, and degrees of success, so it’s just my way of commenting on the vast feeling of sadness you can experience if you don’t match those expectations. I got a lot of comfort from global music these past times, from the powerful choral African singing and polyrhythms to the otherworldly feelings of escape from New Age Oriental music. Its all in there but underneath our own electronic music song format."(Bruno)

The album follows the character portrayed in previous recordings finding his way through a tension of failure and uncertainty versus ultimate hope.

"The idea for these collection of songs has been shifting since I started working on them. My work as :papercutz has been inspired from memories of childhood through challenges within my own manhood, going through high and low times, struggling with balance and uncertainty. I had decided to back off recordings and just keep trying out the songs live on tour but also working on other projects, producing artists or composing movie scores. Those gave me the insight I really needed to fulfil this album to its fullest extension, connecting with musicians far away from home in a truly global music production effort. By diving on the album's recordings I had to deal with my own notion of non-fulfilment but also coming to understand there was an underlying feeling of hope, one that has always been part of my writing and it slowly started strengthening... showing there's no real definitive ends, we're all but changing and made up of new beginnings." (Bruno)

credits

released March 3, 2020

All songs written, performed and lyrics by Bruno Miguel.

Guest vocals by Emmy Curl, Ferri and Lia Bilinski.

Mixed and produced by Bruno Miguel at Red Bull Music Studios New York.

Vocal engineering and recordings at various studios and locations by Ricardo Gandra (Porto), Tim Hartig (Hamburg) and Rena Morizono (Tokyo).

Mastered in Hawick by Sam John at Precise Mastering Ltd.

Album cover photo by Aëla Labbé. Artistic direction and design by Susana Maia.

Ⓟ 2020 :PAPERCUTZ under license to Sounds Of A Playground. Published by Rossio Music.

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Track Name: Halfway There
(Say I'm only halfway there)
(Say I'm only halfway there)

All I can take from you is
a piece of my puzzle.
Whenever these moments are more than a high.
If I'm caught in exit places
my words begin to sound empty.
Whenever these moments are more than a high.

Give me all the reasons to recall a time,
no spirit driven by an endless fight
but all the blessings I couldn't see
were never big enough to fill me.

Say I'm only halfway there,
when we're coming down
and there's no way up.
Got a plan with no repair,
broken by design,
and nothing else.

Say I'm only halfway there.
Say I'm only halfway there.
Say I'm only halfway there.
Say I'm only halfway there.

How far can I go,
if dissonance lives inside me.
if I'm there would I even know
when living out this tempest fantasy.

Give me all the reasons to recall a time,
no spirit driven by an endless fight
but all the blessings I couldn't see
were never big enough to fill me.
Could I split myself in two,
one failed idealist
and the other would follow you.

Say I'm only halfway there,
when we're coming down
and there's no way up.
Got a plan with no repair,
broken by design,
and nothing else.

Say I'm only halfway there,
when we're coming down
and there's no way up.
Got a plan with no repair,
broken by design,
and nothing else.

Say I'm only halfway there,
when we're coming down
and there's no way up.
Got a plan with no repair,
broken by design,
and nothing else.

Say I'm only halfway there.
Say I'm only halfway there.
Say I'm only halfway there.
Say I'm only halfway there.
Track Name: Your Beliefs
Take it,
take it all from me.
Break my moment of peace.
Cause I'm too tainted for your beliefs.
See them fading when there's no relief.
So take it,
take it all from me.

Caught in a bliss,
tears me apart,
crossed through the mirror,
to a side I can start
my time to live out,
thoughts wicked and strange.
Held in a gaze that no words can't change.
(change)
(change)
(change)
(change)
(change)
(change)
(change)
That no words can't change.
(change)
(change)
(change)
(change)
(change)
(change)
(change)
(change)

Take it,
take it all from me.
If I fake it until there's no one here.
Cause I'm too tired of your beliefs.
You're no stranger to my heathen griefs.

My time to live out,
thoughts wicked and strange.
Held in a gaze
that no words can't change.
(change)
(change)
(change)
(change)
(change)
(change)
(change)
(change)
(change)
(change)
(change)
(change)
(change)
(change)
(change)
(change)
(change)
(change)
(change)
(change)
(change)
(change)
(change)

I can't seem to get it right
but your ways sound undefined.
I can't seem to get it right
but your ways sound undefined.
I can't seem to get it right
but your ways sound undefined.
I can't seem to get it right
but your ways sound undefined.
I can't seem to get it right
but your ways sound undefined.
I can't seem to get it right
but your ways sound undefined.
I can't seem to get it right
but your ways sound undefined.
I can't seem to get it right
but your ways sound undefined.
Track Name: Lowlands
(Come into these waters)
(Come into these waters)
(Stay low)
(Stay low)
(Come into these waters)
(Come into these waters)

Driving to the ocean side,
look how far the horizon goes.
Left suburbia for the ride,
through a lonesome road.
if I get to find a purposeful life
wonder if no one knows,
how deep this calling goes
a stranger inside me grows.

(Come into these waters)
(Come into these waters)
Float through dark times ahead.
(Come into these waters)
(Come into these waters)
Leave your past weighing
you down on shore.

I'll try to make it
even cut
through the storm.

Stay low
Stay low
Stay low
Stay low
Stay low
Stay low
Stay low
Stay low
Stay low
or come undone.

Set the lighthouse on fire
so I can't get back home
Fading into this desire
won't turn around no more.

(Come into these waters)
(Come into these waters)
Float through dark times ahead.

(Come into these waters)
(Come into these waters)
Leave your past weighing
you down on shore.

Stay low
Stay low
Stay low
Stay low
Stay low
or come undone.

Stay low
(Stay low)
(Stay low)
Stay low
(Stay low)
(Stay low)
Stay low
(Stay low)
(Stay low)
Stay low
Stay low
Track Name: Indifference
Caught between the shadows of uncertainty.
Sometimes think your message,
it's starting to move me.
Bruised enough but still afloat
If I choose to try and let it seep in.
Better numb and feel unique
still divided when I hear you speak.

No I
don't believe there are times for us
with no remorse.
But if I
find a silver lining
my indifference will run its course.
No I
don't believe there are times for us
with no remorse.
But if I
find a silver lining my indifference
will run its course.

Don't want to be told that I was once wrong.
That I have grown colder and at nights too wild.
Wait my turn to change the game,
you say there are others
who believe the same
and no chemical embrace,
is enough to make me feel safe.

No I
don't believe there are times for us
with no remorse.
But if I
find a silver lining
my indifference will run its course.

No I
don't believe there are times for us
with no remorse.
But if I
find a silver lining
my indifference will run its course.

Come whisper me your deliverance.
Come whisper me your deliverance.
Come whisper me your deliverance.
Come whisper me your deliverance.
Come whisper me your deliverance.

No I
don't believe there are times for us
with no remorse.
But if I
find a silver lining
my indifference will run its course.

No I
don't believe there are times for us
with no remorse.
But if I
find a silver lining
my indifference will run its course.

Come whisper me your deliverance.
Our deliverance.
Track Name: Exit Places
高い丘
スリルは
いつもそこに
私を探すの
繰り返す日々 
永遠に
Had I known sooner,
becoming King Ruiner.

I can't escape from you.
I can't escape from you.
Escape from you.

夢を見る
丘の上に
何が起きても
気にしないの

I can't escape from you.
I can't escape from you.
I can't escape from you.
I can't escape from you.
(I can't escape from you. )
(I can't escape from you. )
(I can't escape from you. )
(I can't escape from you. )

愛しい人は
そこにいると
壁が現れ
また消えてゆく

(I can't escape from you. )

闘う術を
私は知ってる
変われるその日を
その日は来るから

(I can't escape from you. )

I can't escape from you.
I can't escape from you.
I can't escape from you.
I can't escape from you.

(I can't escape from you. )
(I can't escape from you. )
(I can't escape from you. )
(I can't escape from you. )
(I can't escape from you. )
(I can't escape from you. )
Track Name: On Euphoria & Despair
Her name is Hope...
Track Name: Become Nothing
The Book Of Disquiet
next to my bed.
Sleepless nights
with a kindred spirit.
Does it mean
I am fading
if dreams become
blurred with everyday life?
Look within to find shelter
from a haunted state
of feeling incomplete.

(Becoming)
a figment of my imagination
all I've ever wanted,
pure nothingness.

When reasoning is enough
to bring myself down.
Wasted days
of what I haven't found,
a balance between
reality and illusion.
I'm bounded by walls of
a joyful seclusion.

(Becoming)
a figment of my imagination
all I've ever wanted,
pure nothingness.
a character in my own novel
still unwritten,
pure nothingness.

Making space for infinite beginnings,
further away from sharing his fate.
But I'll still keep his words
next to my bed.
life's the strangest dream
that I've ever had.

(Becoming)
a figment of my imagination
all I've ever wanted,
pure nothingness.
pure nothingness.
Track Name: All Of The Ways
When it becomes clear,
that I was never here.
There's violence in change
and imperfect remains.

It hurts to shed skin,
where it ends I begin.
I harness the will,
for that lucent future a far.

Never look back,
won't remember.
Cracks in the dark,
feel a tremor.
Never look back,
time is running out.

Oh, I've
been running from,
lost and dazed,
seeking a call,
all of the ways
that push me to fall.

Oh, I've
been running from,
lost and dazed,
seeking a call,
all of the ways
that push me to fall.

Oh, I've
been running from,
lost and dazed,
seeking a call,
all of the ways
that push me to fall.

All of the ways
that push me to fall.
All of the ways
that push me to fall.

Every end a new beginning.
When the scenery starts peeling,
I hear you say
that I'm bathed in grey.

A fear creeping in,
these doubts feed the King,
in a coming time,
will my ways come apart?

Back to a start.
I'm forgetting,
the good and the bad,
not regretting,
they're part of me.
Nothing is forever,
all wounds heal,
so will my own.

Never look back,
won't remember.
Cracks in the dark,
feel a tremor.
Never look back,
time is running out.

What's bright fades fast
but these low tides
these low tides can't last.
(time is running out)
What's bright fades fast,
but those strange times
those strange times are past me.
(time is running out)
If what's bright fades fast,
then just let me dream higher,
light my way through the mist.

(Oh I've)
(Oh I've)
(Oh I've)
(Oh I've)
(Oh I've)
(Oh I've)
(Oh I've)
(Oh I've)
(Oh I've)
(Oh I've)

Oh, I've been running from,
lost and dazed, seeking a call,
all of the ways that push me to fall.

Oh, I've been running from,
lost and dazed, seeking a call,
all of the ways that push me to fall.

Oh, I've been running from,
lost and dazed, seeking a call,
all of the ways that push me to fall.

All of the ways that push me to fall.
All of the ways that push me to fall.
All of the ways that push me to fall.
All of the ways that push me to fall.
Track Name: ルーズエンド (Loose Ends)
あなたの一部が
私の中に

希望の種は
彷徨い続けるの
強く

僕は君に
僕は君に
全て捧げ
君に

儚く
でも強く
私を探して
 
僕は君に
僕は君に
全て捧ぐ
僕は君に

僕は君を
僕は君を
君を救う
僕は君に


僕は君を
救えていたのかな
いつもそこにいる
君を僕は


君は僕のゴースト
僕の物語の中でいつも
君はそこに

君の一部が
僕の中に
夜の終焉の光
強く灯る


僕は君に
僕は君に
全て君に
僕は君に

君を守る
僕は永遠に

君は僕に
僕は君に

僕は君に
僕は君に
全て捧ぐ
僕は君に

君を守る
僕は永遠に

僕は君に
君は僕に
Track Name: Halcyon
My shoulders been carrying this weight for far too long
coming of age, the age of halcyon.
Track Name: Year New
(I need a new life)

(Let changes draw near
it's all happening this year)
(I need a new life)

(Forgive me)

I need a new life.
Want some new highs.
Let changes draw near.
it's all happening this year.
I crave a new day.
Draw a new start.
Find a new scene.
Play a new part.
Wear a new mask.
Make all new friends.
Follow new fads.
Try those new meds.
Find new hope.
Something new to care.
Embrace new promises.
Take up a new routine,
wipe all that I've been.
(Forgive me)
If I find a new purpose.
If I follow new beliefs.
Will I get new faith?
Will I feel new strength?
If I trust a new future.
If I claim a new beginning.
Will I fall to new fears?
Will I regret new choices?
Making new plans.
Standing for new ideals.
Finding a new sense.
Forging a new real.
Yes I need that new new.
I'll do all I can do,
to let changes draw near,
its all happening this year.
(Forgive me)

Forgive me
for all I've done.
I've given way,
to what I've become.
My father's son,
care for none.
If nothing is written,
I'm leaving it all behind.

Forgive me
for all I've done.
I've given way,
to what I've become.
My father's son,
care for none.
If nothing is written,
I'm leaving it all behind.

Forgive me
for all I've done.
I've given way,
to what I've become.
My father's son,
care for none.
If nothing is written,
I'm leaving it all behind.

Forgive me
for all I've done.
I've given way,
to what I've become.
My father's son,
care for none.
If nothing is written,
I'm leaving it all behind.

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