A Walk Will Take My Mind Off Things

by Lauter

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Written and produced by Boris Kohlmayer

Recorded and mixed by Vincent Robert at Pine Cone

Mastering by .

Photo by Pierre Filliquet

artwork by Cédric Hervé

Herzfeld 2005

HVA 02
www.hrzfld.com

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released April 25, 2005

Boris Kohlmayer : vocals, guitar, banjo, rhodes, synth, lap steel, beat box, drums on 1,2,5

Fabrice Kieffer : drums on 3,4,5,7,8, percussions, xylophone, backing vocals on 5,6,8

Lola Bergeret : saw on 4,10

Pascal Gully : snare drum on 5

Fred Guérin : drums on 6

Pierre Lambla : tuba on 7

Vincent Robert : backing vocals on 6

Thanks :
Herzfeld, Sam, Pierre and Komakino, Rainer and Germaine, Laurent, Rémy

love to anjelq and vinc'



les Inrocks :
"On écoute. On réécoute. On se demande comment ça tient debout. Miracle, A Walk Will Take My Mind off Things est un château de cartes en équilibre instable et il est fortement recommandé d’aller faire un tour sous les poutres bancales de ce surprenant édifice. Boris Kohlmayer, homme orchestre aussi polyvalent que Mark Linkous de Sparklehorse, sait jouer sur tous les registres. Il passe du post-rock à la new country en évitant les effets de manche d’un rock progressif souvent indigeste. La tension est ici une denrée rare que Lauter maintient insidieusement pendant 59 minutes."

Magic :
"A Walk Will Take My Mind Off Things est une véritable et addictive réussite dont les influences détectées le sont sans que jamais notre plaisir n'en soit émoussé. En clair-obscur, à saveur automnale et de nature mélancolique, ces chansons folk en anglais ont été écrites, on le devine, sous des cieux aussi bas de plafond que ceux de Gravenhurst et Mantler. À la différence que parfois, leurs mélodies piquent une petite pointe de vitesse à la Sonic Youth, période Daydream Nation (le son devenant instantanément plus rugueux), à l'image de You Don't Have To et Queen Of The Hut."

dMute :
"Le rock dépressionnaire de Lauteur affectionne les zones de turbulences, se jouant des attentes pour mieux les rendre vaines : le mieux est encore de se laisser docilement transporter au gré de ces morceaux d’une grande richesse, où la mélancolie ne s’entretient pas inutilement, mais se laisse chahuter de secousses rock jamais téléphonées."

Benzinmag :
"Du folk, au post-rock made in Chicago, en passant par le rock New-yorkais early 80’s ou le blues rural, les genres se croisent et s’entrecroisent dans un ensemble pourtant très cohérent à l’écoute cet album. Surprenant, jamais lassant, à l’abri de toute mode et de toute récupération, Lauter exhale un doux à parfum de liberté, et à chaque nouveau titre ravit un peu plus."

Indiepoprock :
“A walk will take my mind off things est un long songe mouvementé. Le genre de rêve où l’on n’est pas vraiment à l’aise mais où quelque chose de fascinant nous pousse à continuer d’avancer. On touche ici à un folk-rock volontairement mystérieux et tendu. On pense aux moments les plus sombres de Palace Music, Herman Düne voire du premier album des Kingsbury Manx."

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Lauter Paris, France

Je m'appelle Boris.

Je joue sous le nom LAUTER depuis 2003.

Voici mes chansons,
ainsi que d'autres enregistrements avec les groupes
LITTLE RED LAUTER, DREY...

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Track Name: You Don't Have To
IF YOU CAN NOT BELIEVE A WORD I SAY
WHY ARE YOU STANDING HERE IN FRONT OF ME
ALL MY AIMS & MY DREAMS
SAY THEY CAN'T BE REAL

YOU DON'T LIKE THE WAY I LIVE
BUT I WON'T CHANGE
I WON'T LIE TO MYSELF

YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO TO CHURCH
TO BE IMBUED WITH SILLINESS
YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO TO SCHOOL
TOP BE BROUGHT SO LOW
YOU DON'T HAVE TO GET FRIENDS
THEY'LL TALK TRASH IN YOUR BACK

IF YOU CAN NOT BELIEVE A WORD I SAY

YOU DON'T HAVE TO
Track Name: Airplane
WHEN I SEE YOUR FACE
WHEN I FEEL YOUR HEAT
WHEN I TASTE YOUR FLAVOUR
I'M ON AN AIRPLANE

DOESN'T MATTER WHERE IT GOES
DOESN'T MATTER IF IT FALLS
'COZ I'M WITH YOU

OFF THE GROUND
NO MORE SOUND
AND YOUR VOICE ECHOES TO YOUR BREATH

TAKE ME AWAY

TO MANHATTAN, TO THE PENTAGONE
BAGDAD CITY OR ANYWHERE
'COZ I DON'T CARE

'COZ I'M WITH YOU
WE'RE ON AN AIRPLANE
Track Name: Queen Of The Hut
DEEP IN THE COUNTRY SIDE
WHERE WE USED TO GROW
WE ROAMED & WENT EVERYWHERE
ABOUT IN A GANG
A GANG OF VIRGINS
AS FAR AS I KNOW

OUR ELDERS HAVE BUILT A HUT
WHERE THEY MET AT NIGHT
TO GET WASTED TO GET DRUNK
AND TO SHARE PORN MAGAZINES

& I SAW THROUGH A HOLE IN THE WALL
THE POSTER OF THEIR QUEEN
OCCUPIED A PLACE OF HONOUR ON THE MANTELPIECE

LATER THOSE GUIES TOLD ME
THEY WERE TOO UGLY
THAT'S WHY THEY WENT TO TO CITY
THERE FOR SOME MONEY
THEY COULD FUCK THE QUEEN OF THE HUT

TODAY THERE IS NO HUT ANYMORE
TODAY MY ELDERS & MY FRIENDS
THEY ALL DIED DRUNK IN A CAR CRASH

NOW I LIVE IN THE CITY WHERE THEY USED TO GO
ON THE PAVEMENT OF MY BLOCK
MANY GIRLS WALK THE STREET
SOMETIMES I REMEMBER MY GANG
HO WHAT A SILLY THING IF THEY KNEW
Track Name: They Give Me The Eye
I CAN SEE THEIR WINNING SMILES
& I CAN HEAR THEIR CHARMING SONGS
GIRLS DRESSED TO THEIR BEST ADVANTADGE
THEY GIVE ME THE EYE

BUT I DON'T CARE
I DON'T GIVE A FUCK

SOMEONE 'S GETTING THE COME ON
& IT WOULD BE TO EASY
TO SUCOMB TO TEMPTATION
BUT I REALLY DON'T WANT TO

I DON'T CARE
I DON'T GIVE A FUCK

YOU'VE CLOSED YOUR EYES
TO MY MISBEHAVIOUR
I TURNED OVER A NEW PAGE
I HAVE BECOME MUCH MORE MATURE
THANKS TO YOU, NOW I KNOW

THEY GIVE ME THE EYE

BUT I DON'T CARE
I DON'T GIVE A ...
Track Name: What Is Your Quest ?
HAVE YOU SEEN THE WARS OF RELIGION
HAVE YOU SEEN THE NAKED CHILD IN A CAVE
I SAW RED GOLD IN THEIR EYES
BLACK SNOW FALLING DOWN THE WAY
PEOPLE TERRIFIED OF WAKING UP DAY BY DAY

I WANT YOU TO
I WANT YOU TO BE HAPPY
I WANT YOU TO BE HAPPY WITH ME

WHERE HAS IT GONE
THE SNOW FROM OUR TV SCREENS
THE YELLOW LIGHTS IN THE NIGHT
OUR LOVE
WHERE HAS IT GONE

WHAT IS YOUR QUEST ?
MOTHERFUCKER
Track Name: Clear Off
IT ALWAYS GIVES THE IMPRESSION
THAT I AM MILES AWAY

JUST LIKE CLIMBING ON THE BAND WAGON
JUST LIKE CLIMBING ON THE BAND WAGON
WITHOUT KNOWING WHERE I'M HEADING

I KNOW IT
ITS NAME IS ON THE TIP OF MY TONGUE

NEVER PUT ANY OF HIS GOOD RESOLUTIONS INTO PRACTICE
NEVER PUT ANY OF HIS GOOD RESOLUTIONS INTO PRACTICE

IT DIDN'T WORK OUT
THERE IS TROUBLE IN THE AIR

VIEWS ARE POLES APPART
IT DIDN'T WORK OUT

MAYBE IT'S ABOUT TIME TO CLEAR OFF
YEAH, IT'S ABOUT TIME TO CLEAR OFF

IT ALWAYS GIVES THE IMPRESSION
ALWAYS GIVES THE IMPRESSION
THAT I AM MILES... AWAY
Track Name: A Walk Will Take My Mind Off Things
DID YOU CHANGE YOUR MIND
WANNA CHANGE YOUR LIFE
WILL YOU GET WHAT YOU WANT
DO YOU DESERVE YOUR DREAMS

GO TO BE STRONG
GOT TO BE FAITHFULL
GOT TO BELIEVE
TO PLUCK UP COURAGE

IT IS NOT OVER THE LIMIT
WE HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO GO ON
THIS IS THE WAY WE WANT TO WALK
NOTHING WILL STOP US TO CONTINUE

COME IF YOU WANT TO COME
FOLLOW ME IF YOU WANT TO
CRY IF YOU NEED TO CRY
FUCK THEM IF YOU REALLY WANT TO

A WALK WILL TAKE MY MIND OFF THINGS
I NEED A BREAK I NEED TO BREATH
PLEASE TAKE MY HAND IF YOU BELIVE
I AM ABBLE TO BE YOUR MAN
Track Name: Bewitched
CLIMBING UP THE TREES AIN'T NO FUN
CLIMBING UP THE TREES AIN'T NO FUN
ESPCIALLY WHEN YOU'RE ALONE WITH YOUR HANDS TIGHT WITH FEAR

SOMETIMES DOGS LAKE SENSE OF HUMOR
THEY ARE NO FAIR PLAYING AT HIDE & SEAK WITH ME
I DON'T NO WHY I THOUGHT I COULD BEWITCH THEM ALL

SINGING & CLAPPING MY HANDS IN TIME

DOGS DON'T SING BUT KEEP BARKING LOUDER & LOUDER
OH BABY, AH HONEY
I SWEAR I WON'T RUN AWAY ANYMORE

LOCKED UP IN MY ROOM & WHEN YOU WERE AWAY
I TRIED TO WRITE A SONG HIDING A CALL FOR HELP
I STILL SING IT TODAY & WHEN THE MUSIC STOPS
SOMETIMES THE AUDIENCE APPLAUDS
SOMETIMES NOT
'CAUSE YOU KNOW

SOMETIMES MUSIC COVERS THE MESSAGE

PLAYING BLINDMAN'S BUFF AIN'T NO FUN
ESPECIALLY WHEN EVERYONE AROUND IS BLIND AS I AM

I DON'T NO WHY I THOUGHT I COULD BEWITCH YOU ALL
I DON'T NO WHY I THOUGHT I COULD BEWITCH YOU BABE
I DON'T NO WHY I THOUGHT I COULD BEWITCH THE DOGS TOO

SINGING & CLAPPING MY HANDS IN TIME
Track Name: Brain Dead
I could have spent my time in jail
the few last years
could have been in a coma
been a brain dead

life is a daily struggle
when you're alone
it's a daily struggle
to have no love

not a fighter

when your mind is empty
time does not exist
when your heart is empty
time does not exist

groping for something to be done
maybe i'm making a mighty big mistake
that's nothing to boast about

i'm not the one who pulls the strings
not a fighter

could have been in a coma
been a brain dead
Track Name: The End Of Our Story
CALM DOWN, PLEASE
LISTEN TO ME

SIT DOWN, IT'S TIME TO EXPLAIN

HERE WE ARE NOW
LOCKED UP IN HER PINK ROOM
NO ONE WILL LEAVE
BEFORE THIS MATTER HAS BEEN CLEARED UP

WE'LL SHOUT, WE'LL CRY,
WE WILL USE THE WORST INSULTS
WE'LL CURSE, WE'LL BE SWOLLEN WITH PRIDE
I WILL LIE & TURN MY DEAF EAR

I CANNOT BELIEVE THIS IS THE END OF OUR STORY