EP "HIDE AND SEEK"

by Garden Portal

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The release of HIDE AND SEEK announces the dawn of an exciting musical adventure. Founded in 2013 by the pianist and singer-songwriter Nicolas Bamberger, GARDEN PORTAL reveals an acoustic Pop-Rock universe influenced by artists such as Jeff Buckley, Nick Drake, Department of Eagles, Patrick Watson, etc. From soft moods to moments of explosion , the four musicians express themselves in all complicity. They seek for each other at all times and drag along the audience in their game. Through changing musical landscapes, GARDEN PORTAL will surprise you and maybe arouse your own inner urge.

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released January 17, 2015

RECORDED AT STUDIO MECANIQUE (LA CHAUX-DE-FONDS) AND AT STUDIO LE MAGNET (BIENNE)

SOUND ENGINEER: CLAUDE KAMBER
ALL COMPOSITIONS, ARRANGEMENTS AND LYRICS: NICOLAS BAMBERGER
VOCALS AND PIANO: NICOLAS BAMBERGER
GUITAR: FABIO PINTO
DOUBLE BASS: PATRICE MORET
DRUMS: STEVE GRANT-HARDY

PHOTOGRAPHY: CAMILLE MERMET
GRAPHICS: NICOLAS BAMBERGER

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Garden Portal Neuchatel, Switzerland

Born in London in 1983, Nicolas Bamberger is a pianist and singer-songwriter. His carrier begins in 2002 under the name Bambeat. The electronic duo releases the successful single « Not like You » in 2006. Since 2009, he lives and works in Neuchâtel as an independent musician in several bands such as Olivia Pedroli, Gustav, Garden Portal and many others. ... more

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Track Name: BALLAD OF UNFORTUNATE MAMMALS
Love is sharper than stones or sticks;
Lone as the sea, and deeper blue;
Loud in the night as a clock that ticks;
Longer-lived than the Wandering Jew.
Show me a love was done and through,
Tell me a kiss escaped its debt!

Women and elephants never forget.

Think of us togehther sitting there
Reading stories written deep in your eyes
Think of the years like an unending song
Think of a quiet place we never have known

In a wolrd of our own...

Ever a man, alas, would mix,
Ever a man, heigh-ho, must woo;
So he's left in the world-old fix,
Thus is furthered the sale of rue.
Son, your chances are thin and few-
Won't you ponder, before you're set?

Women and elephants never forget.


Down from ceasar past joyson hicks
Echoes the warning and ever new
Though they were trained to amusing tricks
Gentler they the pigeons cew
Careful, son, the curs'ed of two-
Either one is a dangerous pet;
Son, your chances are thin and few-
Won't you ponder, before you're set?

Women and elephants
Women and elephants
Women and elephants never forget.

Think of us togehther sitting there
Reading stories written deep in your eyes
Think of the years like an unending song
Think of a quiet place we never have known

In a world of our own...

Prince, a precept I'd leave for you
Coined in Eden existing yet
Skirt the parlor and shun the zoo

Women and elephants never forget.
Track Name: FALLING
Oh, how many times
Will I have to fall ?
Oh, I wonder why
I didn’t take your hand
When you told me to
Look inside.
Oh, You were such a guide
Oh, and I caused so much pain
As I gave my word and now you know it’s vain

Now again, oh I fall down everyday
And everytime I think of you

Oh, who will I become
If I can’t be myself ?
Oh, now that you’re away
This story I can’t buy
It just seems so wrong all around
Oh, you and I were bound
Oh, I’m so full of shame
Will you ever want to play the game ?
Well I wan’t it to remain the same
I need you to say my name

Now again, oh I fall down everyday
And everytime I think of you
Track Name: THE CRY OF ALL
Can’t you hear those cries of pain
Sarcastically disguised in vain ?
As in the laughter of a fool,
No matter whether kind or cruel.
Try to keep an open eye
On the one who’s sly.
With malice will he mewl,
Contented with his lie.
Beware he’s everywhere

Can’t you see behind his looks
Distressingly the way he brooks ?
Concealed within a friendly smile
Are all of his designs of wile.
So don’t be led astray
By his repartee.
In front of words so vile
You better run away.
Beware he’s everywhere

Don’t ever drop your guard
Cause he will disregard
Each and every slight gesture of heart.
How long will we have to fight against
Everything so pretensed ?
Truth is the cry of all.

Can’t you feel the hungriness
For more than temporariness ?
Unceasingly will he inveigle
You and I into what’s baleful.
Take heed of every word
Instead of being blurred,
Cause we will find a way
In order to be heard.
Beware he’s everywhere

Don’t ever drop your guard
Cause he will disregard
Each and every slight gesture of heart
How long will we have to fight against
Everything so pretensed ?
Truth is the cry of all.
Track Name: THE PROWLER
I've been walking down this road
It's been quite a lengthy time
The wind remains the same
Everything comes close to real life
Apart form all the dreams I have

I keep on prowling
Nobody seems to know me
Indeed I think they do not care

Now I try to heed the signs
All along the path I'm following
But often do I strive
To hardly understand the meaning
Bewildered I go on my way

I keep on prowling
Nobody seems to know me
Indeed I think they do not care
Track Name: HIDE AND SEEK
She never thought of of being turned away
All around had she been greatly prized
Through and through had many mused on
While others went on a quest in vain
As no ways would ever lead to

Her who hides far and wide where
Not a soul would ever walk in on
But having played hide and seek for so long
One and all had withdrew from the game
No more could anybody
Bare the endless ruse of hers

So they began to reinvent the rules
To smooth the way for her capture
No longer will you
Escape from us as soon as we trap you
You're going to amuse us night and day
For our glory will you be misused
By those you have opposed
As of now fear the worst
Since there's no way out

Oh is it so, I'm about to
Shake like a leaf
One day you might understand
Why fish live in seas and not on lands
Well try to catch me if you can
But don't forget that I will have warned you
Of the likelihood of going insane
Well let us start to play