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‘Constrict’ seduces with the softness of a female voice, ordering us to follow the ‘right’ path. The catchy rhythm leads us towards a rugged and harsh ‘Work! Don’t think! Eat! Sleep! Don’t cry!’ Gradually we lose our humanity and walk as blindfolded sheep towards a sudden end. The seductiveness of Laura Palmer transforms into mechanical marching workers as in Metropolis (1927) by Fritz Lang.


Let us constrict
We will tell you what to do
What can be done
How to act

Don’t worry
We will help you find the way
We will lead you on the right pad

Don’t worry
You will be a shadow of the nation
No one will remark

You won’t be a star
You will not shine
No one will notice
You can disappear

Work, don’t think, eat, sleep, don’t cry


released January 10, 2020
Recorded, mixed and produced by Koen Gisen
Synths and Lead Vocal - Erine Mishi
Gitar - Jeroen Boone
Bas - Stephan Van Meirhaeghe
Drums - Koen Degand
Backing Support - Naomi Sijmons


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Himshe Ghent, Belgium

** 2 female, 3 males = over-sized emotions … making full-candy coloured soundz in a gray colourless world … Leaving traces and dreams of love, death and tenderness in a harsh and violent reality … **

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