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Invoke The Ghosts

by Melanie Mau & Martin Schnella

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John Lisa
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John Lisa Beautiful musicianship. Vocals stunning as always. What a GREAT album. Favorite track: The Beast Is Lurking.
Nickie Harte Kelly
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Nickie Harte Kelly This release is a sweeping saga full of witches, pirates, demons, fair maids and heroes. Instantly recognizable by Melanie’s sweeping, soaring, unfettered vocals, and Martin’s guitar virtuosity, sometimes furious, and at times, delicately nuanced. The overall feel is acoustic and often Celtic, however there are other electric instruments scattered throughout. Prepare to be enchanted. Favorite track: Calypso.
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    Tracklist:

    1. Nur Ein Spiel
    2. The Beast Is Lurking
    3. Soulmate
    4. Where's My Name
    5. Of Witches And A Pure Heart
    6. Calypso
    7. Red Beard
    8. Ein Stummer Schrei
    9. Das Goldene Königreich (The Virgin Queen)
    10. Wholeheartedly

    arrangements by: Melanie Mau, Martin Schnella, Lars Lehmann, Simon Schröder & Mathias Ruck
    violin arrangement on (3) by: Steve Unruh
    celtic arrangements on (3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) by: Jens Kommnick

    Melanie Mau: Lead- & Backing Vocals
    Martin Schnella: Acoustic Guitars, Electric Guitars, Baritone Guitars, Vocals
    Mathias Ruck: Vocals (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10)
    Lars Lehmann: Bass Guitar, Fretless Bass
    Simon Schröder: Percussion, Bodhrán (4), Drums (8), Vocals (1, 9, 10)

    Guest Musicians:
    Jens Kommnick: Uilleann Pipes (3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9), Low Whistle (3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9), Tin Whistle (3, 4, 9), Cello (5, 6, 7, 8, 9), Add. Acoustic Guitar (3, 9), Vocals (9)
    Siobhán Kennedy: Vocals (9)
    Steve Unruh: Violin (3)

    Drawings: Isa Hausa Illustrations
    Band Picture: Bodo Kubatzki
    Additional Paintings: Anish Jewel Mau
    Artwork & Design: Martin Huch

    All instruments and vocals recorded by Martin Schnella @ Overlodge Recording Studio except:
    Jens Kommnick recorded his celtic instruments and vocals at his homestudio in Wremen
    Sobhán Kennedy recorded her vocals at Jens Kommnicks homestudio in Wremen
    Steve Unruh recorded his violin at his homestudio in the USA
    Mathias Ruck recorded his vocals at his homestudio in Rostock
    Lars Lehmann recorded his bass guitars at his homestudio in Hannover

    Mixed & mastered by Martin Schnella @ Overlodge Recording Studio, Osterode/Germany 2022

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1.
Nur Ein Spiel (music: Martin Schnella | lyrics: Melanie Mau) Melli: In der Nacht – Kind gib fein acht Du schläfst schon sacht – der Babadook im Schrank erwacht (In) der Nacht – Kind gib fein acht Du bist erwacht – der Babadook sein böses Spiel in dir entfacht Martin: Komm zu mir und tauch in meine Welt Wo Wort und Bild der dunkeln Seite gilt Simon: Bin ich wach oder träum ich noch Deine Macht kann mir nichts mehr anhaben Bin ich wach oder träum ich noch Deine böse Macht kann mir nichts anhaben Bin ich Feind oder Freund Du kannst es nur erahnen Gefangen in einem Buch Sag kennst Du meinen Namen? Du hast mich erschaffen Nach deinem Meister gerufen Um all deine Widersacher auf ewig zu verfluchen In dunkler Nacht werd' ich dir auflauern Bin ganz nah, lass dich erschaudern Drei mal klopfen die Geschichte beginnt Spiel mit mir mein gutes Kind Erkennst Du mein Zeichen Es erschallt lautes Klopfen Und lässt du mich ein Wird dein Herz schneller pochen Meine dunkle Gestalt Werd' ich nicht länger verbergen Ich schlüpf' in dich hinein Und das ist dein Verderben In dunkler Nacht werd' ich dir auflauern Bin ganz nah, lass dich erschaudern Drei mal Klopfen die Geschichte beginnt Flieh so lange du kannst mein Kind Bei Nacht werd' ich dir auflauern Bin ganz nah, lass dich erschaudern Es ist wie ein Bann, dem man nicht entfliehen kann Wenn der Kummer überwiegt Mein Schatten dunkle Kreise zieht Schlag mich auf ich zieh dich hinein Ein Buch nur für dich ganz allein Nichts wird mehr wie vorher sein Dies ist mein Spiel, dass ich mit dir treibe Nun ist es zu spät – spür's am eigenen Leibe Vergebens sich zu wehr'n Zug um Zug hab ich gewonnen Du kannst mir nicht entkommen Bei Nacht werd' ich dir auflauern Bin ganz nah, lass dich erschaudern Es ist wie ein Bann, dem man nicht entfliehen kann Wenn der Kummer überwiegt Mein Schatten dunkle Kreise zieht
2.
The Beast Is Lurking (music: Martin Schnella | lyrics: Melanie Mau) In my mind Low voices from the inside whisper to me Try to drag me down Take possession, swallow me under And pull me apart A battle with myself breaks out in me I'm not too weak, too weak to disagree This is my last resort the beast is lurking wants to be freed My inward urge to cope with the evil in me Am I forced to face sadness and guilt? Oh, it hurts my body and soul I have to make my choice And relegate the wicked demons So I can free myself once more A battle with myself breaks out in me I'm not too weak, too weak to disagree This is my last resort the beast is lurking wants to be freed My inward urge to cope with the evil in me Have no doubts There's a way out I banish your fears I'll give you the strength Don't act like a coward Never be a sitting duck
3.
Soulmate 05:29
Soulmate (music: Martin Schnella | lyrics: Melanie Mau) Together we write our own history Hope it lasts to the last breath We catch our meanings wordlessly And you'll be my honey until the end We're meant for each other From one day to another Such a beautiful life When we're standing side by side For all time we'll pass the test of life Take my hand and stop the march of time either way You're my soulmate We trust each other blindly From the bottom of our hearts If I stumble you'll give me security Nothing will ever tear us apart We're meant for each other From one day to another Such a beautiful life When we're standing side by side For all time we'll pass the test of life Take my hand and stop the march of time either way You're my soulmate
4.
Where's My Name (music: Melanie Mau, Martin Schnella | lyrics: Melanie Mau) A little girl born in the Middle East With a beautiful name But no one will hear her name agian All her life she will be called a mother, daughter or the wife of the man As if she didn't have a personality Personality of her own Male honour forces women Not only to keep their bodies hidden But also to hide their names So nobody knows who they are And which price they have to pay Only because they're born an Afghan Now the time has come To seal their fate Without compromises It is time for a change It's a shame they reclaim their identities 'Cause they've been never called by name It is time for a change Where's my name So much pain They swallow their pride Many women died without a name on their graves #wheresmyname So a woman's life is ruled by men She is his possession But he can't take her pride He has to recognize A woman will give her own life To be independent Now the time has come To seal their fate Without compromises It is time for a change It's a shame they reclaim their identities 'Cause they've been never called by name It is time for a change Where's my name So much pain They swallow their pride Many women died without a name on their graves #wheresmyname Every day people die without a name on their graves
5.
Of Witches And A Pure Heart (music: Martin Schnella | lyrics: Melanie Mau, Martin Schnella) Witches of the land get ready time has come The Lord of Darkness will rise let's have some fun Witches of the land get ready time has come The devil will rise We come through the night To amuse the devils mind A blazing fire on the mountain top at midnight Saint Walpurga's Eve We witches standing side by side Invoking ghosts of the past The devil's laughing What a blast In days of old A brave lad set out to court the beautiful princess It was a long and weary journey There's a lodge in a forest glade A hag and her nasty girl opened the door and she instantly wanted Wanted to espouse him Only two drops of witches' brew and the wedlock will come true That's how it should be He asked for the ugly girl's hand And then he fell under the witches spell When he was roaming through the forest near the castle He saw the beautiful princess The spell was broken and he abandoned her The anger of the witch Calling the spirits of the elements Once a glorious fort Now a riverbed The young man asked the king for a hiding place From now on they lived a pleasent life Their hearts became closer and closer for all the time She fell in love with him He couldn't imagine to live a life without her Never live without her He asked the king for his daughters hand Will he understand his honest intentions? The anger of the witch Calling the spirits of the elements Once a glorious fort Now a river Near by the waterfalls The princess is still alive Searching for a pure heart The spirits saved her life
6.
Calypso 05:08
Calypso (music: Simon Schröder, Melanie Mau, Martin Schnella | lyrics: Melanie Mau) Her beauty's face in the pale moonlight Sparkling reflections, she has two sides Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide Only a deep longing from the inside In the depth on the ocean floor Hidden in darkness a grave of souls Abandoned shipwrecks chambers filled with gold Untold legends 'bout sailors and lords Burried by the waves The ghost of the braves She has a thousand names And plays her wicked game The mystical sea She's a wild beast She's twinkling and peaceful Calypso – she swallows you His tall drink of water is the stormy sea The icy wind plays the melody She lords over you deep inside your mind Like an invisible bond lasts until you're gone She calls your name There's no escape She has a thousand names And plays her wicked game The mystical sea She's a wild beast She's twinkling and peaceful Calypso – she swallows you She calls your name There's no escape She has a thousand names And plays her wicked game Calypso She has a thousand names And plays her wicked game The mystical sea She's a wild beast She's twinkling and peaceful Calypso – she swallows you
7.
Red Beard 04:55
Red Beard (music: Martin Schnella | lyrics: Melanie Mau, Martin Schnella) His empire reached from the Baltic Sea to Italy The patron of the western world He traveled all across the realm To save his might by means of the princess One of them called Henry The Lion Once was his true companion But he tried to take over and backstabbed him And so the battle was lost A long red beard Crowned by the hand The hand of god He will walk the earth again When the ravens stop circling the mountain Bound a spell, every hundred years He awakes on his ivory throne The sleeping emperor The lord was beside himself with rage Henry The Lion was taken to trial He paid for his betrayal and lost everything And was banished to South England A long red beard Crowned by the hand The hand of god He will walk the earth again When the ravens stop circling the mountain Bound a spell, every hundred years He awakes on his ivory throne The sleeping emperor The day will come When the eagle conquers the mountain again And the spell is broken
8.
Ein Stummer Schrei (music: Martin Schnella | lyrics: Melanie Mau) Das Licht der Welt erblickt Unschuldig und aufgeschlossen Vor der Tür tobt ein bitterer Krieg Entfacht nur Furcht und Sorgen Du spürst erdrückende Angst Doch kannst Du nicht verstehen Dein warmer offener Blick wird welche Zukunft sehen Nah an Mutters Herz gedrückt Für die Reise übers Meer Weil es die einzige Hoffnung ist Doch der Weg ist zu weit Durch Kälte und Sturm Was von ihnen bleibt Wird von den Wellen ans Ufer gespült Wie Seifenblasen im Wind Zerplatzt der Traum, der Hoffnung bringt Sie flieh'n übers Meer Es ist so riskant, doch die Heimat gibt es nicht mehr Alles was bleibt, was übrig bleibt, ist ein stummer Schrei Und so viel Schmerz Was muss denn noch geschehen Damit wir die Augen öffnen Und den Kindern Hoffnung geben Auf Einigkeit und Zukunft Man sagt alle Menschen seien gleich Doch die Unterschiede zu groß Die Kluft zwischen Arm und Reich Bringt die Welt in Not Nah an Mutters Herz gedrückt Für die Reise übers Meer Weil es die einzige Hoffnung ist Doch der Weg ist zu weit Durch Kälte und Sturm Was von ihnen bleibt Wird von den Wellen ans Ufer gespült Wie Seifenblasen im Wind Zerplatzt der Traum, der Hoffnung bringt Sie flieh'n übers Meer Es ist so riskant, doch die Heimat gibt es nicht mehr Alles was bleibt, was übrig bleibt, ist ein stummer Schrei Und so viel Schmerz
9.
Das Goldene Königreich (music: Martin Schnella | lyrics: Melanie Mau, Martin Schnella) Die Erscheinung sanft und edel Ein beharrlich wacher Geist Ihre Haut zart rosa blass Will den Thron für sich allein Sie trägt eine schwere Bürde Hat schon früh die Mutter verlor'n Weil diese den König erzürnte Da sie ihm hat keinen Erben geboren Durch das Schwert fand sie ihr Ende Und ließ die Prinzessin zurück Verstoßen und vom Hofe vertrieben Doch wurde sie Englands ganzes Glück Vom Allmächtigen Für die Krone bestimmt Gewinnt sie die Herzen, Englands Königin Und die Legende bis heut' erklingt Von reinem Herzen War das schönste Juwel Die Liebe der Menschen, die ihr ward zuteil Ihre Legende bis heut' erklingt Ein dunkles Herz ohne Erbarmen Sie sind von gleichem Geschlecht Doch ist sie die zweite der Thronfolge Und fordert ihr von Gott gegebenes Recht Nicht dem selben Schoße entsprungen Trennt sie vieles Weltliche auch Eine lange, gemeine Fehde Lässt Elisabeth im Tower versauern Sie war ihr immer treu ergebens Hatte Mary stets unterstützt Doch die Schwestern trennt nicht nur ihr Glaube Ob das ihr Ende ist? Vom Allmächtigen Für die Krone bestimmt Gewinnt sie die Herzen, Englands Königin Und die Legende bis heut' erklingt Von reinem Herzen War das schönste Juwel Die Liebe der Menschen, die ihr ward zuteil Ihre Legende bis heut' erklingt Sie bestieg den Thron Nach Marys raschem Tot Brachte Hoffnung und Mut für Englands Volk Sie schlugen Spaniens Flotte in die Flucht Mary Stuarts böse Intrige kostete sie den Kopf Vom Allmächtigen Für die Krone bestimmt Gewinnt sie die Herzen, Englands Königin Und die Legende bis heut' erklingt Von reinem Herzen War das schönste Juwel Die Liebe der Menschen, die ihr ward zuteil Ihre Legende bis heut' erklingt Ihre Liebe galt der Krone Dem tapferen Volk Die Königin The glorious days And the House Of Tudor Ended with the death Of the Virgin Queen
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music & lyrics: Melanie Mau Melanie Mau: Vocals Martin Schnella: Vocals Simon Schröder: Vocals Mathias Ruck: Vocals

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Invoke The Ghosts is the 2nd album by the german acoustic artists Melanie Mau & Martin Schnella featuring only original compositions.

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released May 1, 2022

arrangements by: Melanie Mau, Martin Schnella, Lars Lehmann, Simon Schröder & Mathias Ruck
violin arrangement on (3) by: Steve Unruh
celtic arrangements on (3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) by: Jens Kommnick

Melanie Mau: Lead- & Backing Vocals
Martin Schnella: Acoustic Guitars, Electric Guitars, Baritone Guitars, Vocals
Mathias Ruck: Vocals (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10)
Lars Lehmann: Bass Guitar, Fretless Bass
Simon Schröder: Percussion, Bodhrán (4), Drums (8), Vocals (1, 9, 10)

Guest Musicians:
Jens Kommnick: Uilleann Pipes (3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9), Low Whistle (3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9), Tin Whistle (3, 4, 9), Cello (5, 6, 7, 8, 9), Add. Acoustic Guitar (3, 9), Vocals (9)
Siobhán Kennedy: Vocals (9)
Steve Unruh: Violin (3)

Drawings: Isa Hausa Illustrations
Band Picture: Bodo Kubatzki
Additional Paintings: Anish Jewel Mau
Artwork & Design: Martin Huch

All instruments and vocals recorded by Martin Schnella @ Overlodge Recording Studio except:
Jens Kommnick recorded his celtic instruments and vocals at his homestudio in Wremen
Sobhán Kennedy recorded her vocals at Jens Kommnicks homestudio in Wremen
Steve Unruh recorded his violin at his homestudio in the USA
Mathias Ruck recorded his vocals at his homestudio in Rostock
Lars Lehmann recorded his bass guitars at his homestudio in Hannover

Mixed & mastered by Martin Schnella @ Overlodge Recording Studio, Osterode/Germany 2022
www.gray-matters.de
www.facebook.com/MelanieMauundMartinSchnella
www.instagram.com/mellimaumartinschnella/
www.youtube.com/user/Matteff2000
melaniemaumartinschnella.bandcamp.com

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