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Iann Troalen Un album fantastique, très inspiré et inspirant! Une sombre nostalgie qui pourtant nous remplit de bonheur! Un gros merci pour ce retour inespéré! 😁 Favorite track: Another Lonely Sunday.
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memoriam7 Noir, is a brilliant album from start to finish, following the line of his previous works and with songs like Noir, A Sound Piece of Advice and Another Lonely Sunday (which is like the story of my life) musical and lyrically exceeding my expectations, THANK YOU!!! HOS forever ...
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Christopher Terry I’ve been listening to Handful of Snowdrops for almost 25 years. I’m unable to adequately convey how much I love this band. They are pioneers and have not released any bad material in their long career. Noir, their latest offering, is more proof of their artistic genius. It’s everything I was expecting and more. Thank you!!!
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After all, I did say it would never happen. Many times! So to say that its unhoped for is a major understatement! Nevertheless, here it is, a 4th studio album containing 8 new tracks from Handful of Snowdrops. Entitled 'Noir', the title isn't a reference to the novel and film genre of the 40s and 50s but simply french for black and is, hopefully, the first part of a trilogy called 'Trois Niveaux de Gris'.

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released November 30, 2018

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Handful of Snowdrops Quebec, Québec

Handful of Snowdrops is a postwave band from Quebec City, Canada, with the most dedicated fanbase any artist could dream of. HoS is could probably be the biggest small and unknown independent band in the world! :D
Active between 1984 and 1993, HoS returned with 'III' in 2015 and have a whole new album coming for 2018.
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Track Name: Noir
(Instrumental)
Track Name: Black and Blue
BLACK AND BLUE

Every breath of every sleepless night
Knocking your head
Until it opens wide
The smell on your pillow
More expired air
The stench of sweat and blood that
Turns on the man downstairs

The door creeks as he steps inside,
Under the bed
There you crawl and hide
When he grabs and lifts you
Up by the hair
It’s raining spit, blows and curses
As he shoves you down the stairs

If you don’t leave your life behind
Your life will leave you
Black and Blue
(If you don’t change your mind
Your mind will change you)
If you don’t leave your life behind
Your life will leave you
Black and Blue

You choke and stumble on your words
Stuck in your mouth
All useless, vain and backward
The clicking sound of
Fears overcome
Is the last thing that you hear
Before you come undone
Track Name: One of Us
ONE OF US

Don’t dare me,
Please, don’t try to wake me up
I’m obsolete
Jump off this train of thought

No thank yous
Or endless tug of war
It’s my first day without you
And I won’t take one more

Sleeping through
Dreaming up a door
For this space I cleared for you
But can’t stretch anymore
If failing ever thought me anything
God, It’s the actual size of things, …

That there’s room here for
One of us
But only for one of us
There’s only room here for
One of us
And only for one of us

Now, Is it cell division or fathering?
One does not own its life, the other’s only shedding skin,
If living through this thought me anything
It’s that you have to play to win, …
Track Name: A Sound Piece of Advice
A SOUND PIECE OF ADVICE

Can you read my every thought?
Hear the beat of my ticking clock?
There’s too much noise on the line
For that drunken brain of mine
Blowing fires, blowing clouds
Hopefully the sands are running out

Dear friends and family,
No words could rescue me
No saintly compromise
No cure, no remedy
No poison fed to me
No sound piece of advice

As my heart’s still keeping time
To this stupid song of mine
Will you hold me through the night
Then let me run out in the light
Let it take me,
Let it flood me…

There’s just too much on the line
I’m a sinking soul on whine
Will you hug me through the night
Then let me walk into the light
Let it win,
Let it swallow me in…
Track Name: Another Lonely Sunday
ANOTHER LONELY SUNDAY

There are doors in every walls
But none will shut my mind
And curtains on every windows,
But none would make me blind

Must I carry this weight
Unto another, again?

And if it’s all the same to you
I’d rather not stay
Another day, another Sunday
And if it’s all the same to you
I’d rather not stay
Another lonely Sunday

There’s a mate for every soul
But none will stay aligned
There’s a beat for every heart
But none would sync to mine

Must I carry this weight
Unto another,
One has to live
Over and over, again?
Track Name: The End
THE END

So I won’t try to slow the pace
I have long lost the human race
I am empty
I can’t fake it anymore
I’m so damn weak,
Can’t even show myself the door

If one can never yield enough
None of the dreams were meant for us
And I spit these words
As a red glow lights the sky
The night is shifting
And I can feel it coming…

Like a runaway train
Like the distant thunder
Through the pounding rain
And it’s unrelenting
I can feel it coming…
I’m not going insane
It’s the grim reminder
Of what’s done in my name
And it’s unrelenting
I can feel it coming

Now you can steel this day from me
Here’s an opening, an opportunity

I am empty, yes,
I can’t fake it anymore
I’m so damn weak,
Can’t even show myself the door
And I choke on words
As a red glow lights the sky
Now, the night is shifting
And I can feel it coming…
Track Name: Après nous, le déluge
(Instrumental)
Track Name: The Absence of Colour
THE ABSENCE OF COLOR

Nothing ever flames out
Or ever lives to tell the tale
But of holes so vain
And of faith left crippled
Skin like time torn open
Living scars beyond the pale
How swift, how far?
We’re proud but brittle

And as the moon clicks over the sun
It’s the end of the world
Somewhere for someone

We are the absence of colour
Lighting the world on fire
There’s no hope or turning back
Let’s end it now
And fade to black
We left our sons and daughters
Stranded on a path of fire
No belief is worth a fact
Just end me now
And fade this world to black

No Gravity will bind us
Within the shells we call by name
Black shirt, black ties,
And dressed for funerals
Our days are overworn
Let’s all meet up at the stake
There will no redemption,
No dress rehearsal

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