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Totem

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Cancer are a duo consisting of Nikolaj Manuel Vonsild and Kristian Finne Kristensen. Nikolaj is also known as the lead singer of electronic band When Saints Go Machine and Kristian from his americana-inspired solo-career as Chorus Grant.

"Totem" consists of 11 songs that the band has recorded in the past 1,5 years. The result is 53 minutes of captivating music that invites the listener into its very special sonic space that brings some elements as close as possible while leaving others in the horizon - an open space that appear both minimalistic and extremely organic.

The name Cancer comes from personal experience. “It comes from the disease, of course,” says Nikolaj. “It’s the greatest tragedy of my life, losing one of my parents to cancer.” As Nikolaj was going through this traumatic event he met Kristian and the two started making music. He continues: “I started thinking about this vacuum that occurs when someone is ill, or someone dies, where everyone is able to speak and people are so open. There’s also a lot of beauty in all of this”. Kristian continues: “Our songs are not specifically about dark matters concerning the disease, but also the light and the love and the beauty of relationships between people. Friends, family...all of this!”

Cancer’s debut album follows the successful 2014-EP Ragazzi that quickly sold out its 500-unit vinyl run and gained the band a substantial fan-base in their home country Denmark while reaching key media internationally including a healthy Hypem popular chart placement, spot plays at BBC Radio 1 and 6 Music, the playlists at Amazing Radio and DR P6 Beat as well as online features from The Fader, DIY, Noisey, Pigeons & Planes and many more.

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released January 27, 2017

Recorded by Michael Fischerson & Nis Bysted
Produced and mixed by Nis Bysted & Cancer
Mastered by Emil Thomsen at ET Mastering

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Cancer Copenhagen, Denmark

Cancer are a duo consisting of Nikolaj Manuel Vonsild and Kristian Finne Kristensen. Nikolaj is also known as the lead singer of electronic band When Saints Go Machine and Kristian from his americana-inspired solo-career as Chorus Grant.

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Track Name: Esca
Say you will love me again
Say you will love me again
Every ship I sail sink
Fail to swim won’t fail again
Fail to swim won’t fail again

Hold me like you used to know me
When we speak you don’t say anything

Say you will love me again
Know you won’t love me again
Every ship I sail sink
Fail to swim won’t fail again

Leave the door knowing
Paralyzed claim
No voice to second
You know the words but won’t say anything
All a lie that you would like to forget
All a lie but who I am to forget

Won’t you please hold me like you used to know me
When we speak you don’t say anything
Say you will love me again
Say you will love me again
Every ship I sail sink
Say you will
Say you will love me again
Say you will love me again
Every ship I sail sink
Fail to swim won’t fail again
Track Name: Die One More Time
Dark might love malice
Want to put a smile on your face
Don’t know if I’m sleeping
Lights on all the time
Rest upon flat lines
Die one more time

Strychnine I'm yours
Lonely of course
This is the largest abandoned factory in the world

Everything grows wild where you lay
Still burns where I miss you
Return to where you went
Each time I wake up

I die one more time
Die one more time
Die one more time

This is the largest abandoned factory in the world

Don’t know if you’re weeping
Eyes closed all the time
I don’t look people in the eye anymore
I'm tinted glass I miss you bad
Every window meets me without love
I'll sell for nothing
A paper task
A sheet of nothing
This is the largest abandoned factory in the world

Everything grows wild where you lay
Still burns where I miss you
Return to where you went
Each time I wake up

I die one more time
Die one more time
Die one more time

You don’t even
You don’t even know

Each time I wake up
I die one more time
Each time I wake up
I die one more time
Die one more time
Each time I wake up
I die one more time
Track Name: Honey
Loved every kiss but failed to count
Pay attention play along
Dear or intention
Hope you will feel no pain at all
Balance the balance
Sorry it feels worse when we´re close

Licking the wounds in the hands of my baby
Your bed’s as good as mine
Tears own parade

In the cave of my mouth running
No one loves nothing like tasting blood
I need your praise for my blood honey
No one does nothing if they’re in love

Hear me calling sugar cane I feel my mouth move
Nothing to see for the sane
Ticks raid the flower field

Licking the wounds in the hands of my baby
Your bed’s as good as mine
Tears own parade

Your voice sounds amazing
God
Track Name: Testa Nera Prima
Still smoke but off meds
Wish I could hold your hand
Understand wish I was your stand
But I´m always the aggressor
Wait too long for you to make sense
Chained by the method
Chained by the method
Hung from the neck of love

But I´m always the aggressor
Always the aggressor
I´m always the aggressor
Always
Chained by the best of them
Hung from the neck of love
Chained by the best of them
Hung from the neck of love
But I´m always the aggressor
Always

You face the hours of the day
Get nothing more than what you pay for
Chained like the best of them
Drowned in a head of love
Feel what it is you want

But I´m always the aggressor
Always the aggressor
Always
Chained by the best of them
Hung from the neck of love
Chained by the best of them
Hung from the neck of love

But I´m always the aggressor
Always

Chained
Track Name: Errors
Right all my errors with
With a bow and arrow
Hell is where head or heart is
Where do you go when night comes knees bent my medicine

It was good and understood as long as you need them
No use in crying wolf while under the treatment
Tear shed
Is it just the error that you’re seeking
And when nights come on knees bent
You right my errors
And when nights come on knees bent
You correct my errors

Your laugh is drunk and stupid
And that bloody beak digging in my skull will win
Feels sad to be what you make of me
Is it only errors you’re seeking

No nothing ever changes
No nothing
Nothing ever changes only you

And when nights come on knees bent
You correct my errors
And when night comes on knees bent
You correct my errors baby
And when nights come on knees bent
You right my errors
You right my errors baby
When nights come on knees bent
You right my errors
Right my errors
Track Name: Tears
Held me by my horizon
Call me back by heaven sent
You would do anything I’d say
All veils slip away
And slipped away
You exist and I realize this
Easy to look away
Looked away
Nothing will keep me down

I realize I’m better than you and I both
Really hoped you were happy
Your eyes catch another ceiling don’t
I already know
Such a bad story to tell
Such a bad story to tell
End like a real romance

You were mine
You were mine
You were mine
I’m not so sure
This heart will ever be in disarray again
Angel of ashes
Eyes are dry now

Grab me by my horizon
Call me back by heaven sent
There was a light that bore bitter
There was a light that bore bitter
So many nights could have felt
Better without you

Realize I’m better than you and I both
Really hoped you were happy
Your eyes pan another ceiling don’t
I already know
Such a bad story to tell
Such a bad story to tell
End like a real romance
Realize I’m better than you and I both
Really hoped you were happy
Your eyes catch another ceiling don’t
I already know
You’re a bad story to tell
Such a bad story to tell
End like a real romance
Track Name: Mr Exorcist
Are we
Are we
Are we in the sun
The ghostlike whisper of the shunned
Make a little list of it
Everything looks brighter now you’re gone

Nothing’s on me I’m wide awake
Moving like the rain
And I only beg Exorcist please
Blind sleep take only take only the sky and me
I would give anything to save this as the end
We’re not going to die from this
I would have given anything
Now I only beg to save me
Please Exorcist
I’m wide awake and I move like the rain
Afraid this will lead nowhere
Afraid this will lead nowhere

Are we in the sun
The ghostlike whisper of the shunned
Are we in the sun
Make a little list of it
Everything looks brighter now you’re gone

A different kind of wrong is what I’ve been given
Feet passing over me
Is this what they call excess
When you live for an exit
I would have given anything
To save this as the end
The wheels to cut you off
Exchange them for a limb
There used to be wars to win
I said it to all you said
We’re not going to die from this

Are we in the sun
The ghostlike whisper of the shunned
Make a little list of it
Everything looks brighter now you’re gone

Are we in the sun
Are we in the sun

Everything looks brighter now you’re gone
Are we in the sun
Track Name: Tak For Nu
15 stories of
15
15 stories of grey
Tells me I’m always wrong to want anything

Your love’s a wheel
Your love probes
Leave me
Leave me
Leave me alone
Alone

House a house alone in this field
Bare plains
Leave me alone
Alone
Go easy on me I’m on my knees
Go easy on me I’m on my knees

Your love’s a wheel
Your love probes
Leave me
All I ever wanted was shade
Leave me
Your love’s a wheel
Your love probes
Leave me
Leave me
Leave me
Alone

There was a time you knew before all this
An old gaping wound
A sweeter kiss
If there is no fire then there is no abyss
Doors open not sure I won’t lose myself

In the bare plains the tower loses
And it wasn’t like this before and it isn’t me at all
Could have been over before it began

There was a time I knew before this
That I don’t miss at all
And you say you love the fall
Colors change but I don’t see me change at all
Colors change but I don’t see me change at all
Track Name: Savage
No memories in these dead walls
When you’re all gone
Nothing left but a basket case
Sound the alarm
Devil learn to stay calm
Head a code red
Bed unmade still
Save me
Come on sound

Sound the alarm
The devil in me means harm
Nothing left to say
War inside my head
Won’t resign till you´re dead

Sound the alarm
Devil learn to stay calm
No memories in these dead walls

Sound the alarm
The devil in me means harm
Nothing left to say
War inside my head
Won’t resign till you´re dead

Sound the alarm
Devil learn to stay calm
No memories in these dead walls

When you’re all gone
That’s when I’m falling off the grid
Then I seek it in your eyes
And I get insecure
When I’ve been off the road
Head a code red
Bed unmade still
Save me

Sound the alarm
The devil in me
Sound the alarm
Devil learn to stay calm
Track Name: Animals
Whatever it is that I’ve been running from
It’s still here
A longing that washes away years
And for a moment there I thought it gone ‘till there was you
The frame that we paint around the blue

Tomorrow will miss you the most
No irony when I breathe this perfume I don't recall knowing
Why always this tragic end
Let me kiss you again and then in the most modern way I'll die

What was I thinking
What was I thinking
What was I thinking
Enter a new state of health
Promise that we'll all make well
Follow your legs up as far as the moon

It’s only always time to go
From the concrete cube across the yard
Eyes watching
Painted and soft on my mind
The mirror behind us reflects the depth
Of the beauty between us

It’s only always time to go
From the concrete cube across the yard
Eyes watching me
Painted and soft on my mind
The mirror behind us reflects the depth
Of the beauty between us

Tomorrow will miss you
Tomorrow will miss you the most
No irony when I breathe this perfume I don't recall knowing
No irony when I breathe this perfume I don't recall knowing
Let me kiss you again
Let me kiss you again
Let me kiss you again
Enter a new state of health
Enter a new state of health
Let me kiss you again
Let me kiss you again
What was I thinking
What was I thinking
Was I thinking
Track Name: This Is Where It Hurts
No reason to follow me anywhere
There’s only loneliness to part with
Suck up pain like the
Walls suck up paint
Any hell
Black rise
Your nails in my skin
Raise a reason to strike me
This is where it hurts
This is where it hurts
Anyhow only her eyes wept

Click your heels and answer
A face like a mask
I thought for a moment there I heard-
I thought I heard it laugh

No reason to follow anyone to get there
There’s only loneliness to part with
Black rise
Your nails in my skin
Let the river run wild again
Unable to bend or pretend
This is where eternity comes to an end

Click your heels and answer
A face like a mask
I thought for a moment there I heard-
I thought I heard it laugh

Your nails in my skin
Let the river run wild again
Your nails in my skin
Let the river run wild again

You’re easy to follow when you’re falling down
I go running in the woods
It’s not the way you act or the way you said I had
Been sewn into the flag
But her nails in my skin
Let the river run wild again
Let the river run wild again
I want the crown you wore before
Enslaving me once more
Let the river run wild again
Unable to bend or pretend
Let the river run wild again
Unable to bend or pretend
Let the river run wild again
Let the river run wild again

Your smile a fiery dot seen from space
The space between here and there the uncertainty of things
The mercy the disgrace

Your smile a
Fiery dot
The space between here and there the uncertainty of things
The mercy the disgrace

This state true grace
Every inch of me easy to persuade

Ignore the answer to your serving hands
Suck up pain like the
Walls suck up paint

This state true grace
Every inch of me easy to persuade