BÁRÐUR JOHANNESEN

BÁRÐUR JOHANNESEN

 Tórshavn, Streymoy, FRO
BandJazzPop

Harmoncial and musical jazz/pop/easy listening

Biography

Bárður Johannesen is an artist from Tórshavn, Faroe Islands. The place consists of 18 small and green islands, and is known for its peaceful and beautiful nature environment and changing weather colours, its great and steep mountains, surrounded by the great and harsh sea. This mystical and enchanted place is inspirational and perfect to write your own music...

Début album: Ancient Forgotten Stories – HJF210
The 9th of august 2010 my début album – called Ancient Forgotten Stories – was released. It is my own music, which I have composed and written. The text is in English, while one song is in Faroese. The style I believe is a mixture between jazz/pop and a bit of folk music.

Song titels:
Sea
Ancient Forgotten Stories
Morning Journey
Almost There
Sound
Fullmánamorgun
In The Sky
Old Legends
Seasons of Change
Comprehension of a Word
For My Wife

Muscians:
Bárður Johannesen: Vocals, piano, accordion, glocken spiel, organ
Brandur Jacobsen: Drums, percussion
Rúni Eysturlíð: Acoustic guitar, electric guitar
Eyðun E. Johannesen: Contrabass, electrical bass
Òlavur Olsen: Trumpet, flugel horn, tin whistle
Recorded in Studio Bloch, april 2010

Contact:
You can contact Bárður Johannesen:
www.facebook.com/BardurJohannesen
www.myspace.com/bardorius
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4pZW_D-Tak
http://www.sonicbids.com/epk/epk.aspx?epk_id=276573
http://airplay.bottlecapdev.com/music/band.php?mode=band_profile

Name: Bárður Johannesen
Adress: Suðurstíggjur 7
100 Tórshavn
Faroe Islands
Email: bardorius@gmail.com

Record Company:
Tutl Records - Reynagøta 12 – Torshavn - Fo-100 - Faroe Islands.
info@tutl.com - fax at +298 314825 - telephone to +298 31 45 04 or 31 48 15

Lyrics

Ancient Forgotten Stories

Written By: Bárður Johannesen

Ancient Forgotten Stories

Storytellers where I come from
Tell ancient stories of unknown source
Of a secret hidden in the nights
In the distant lands far far North:

“Near the dusk, when darkness closed in
Enchanting creatures of many sorts
Silently came creeping forth
Out of secret doors in hills and stones”

A magic conjured in the air
A magic conjured by fear
When northern lights scorched the sky
In bright starlight and pale Moonlight

“Far beyond endless forces thrive
Far away somewhere near roots of mountainsides
Far from shelter and homestead
Creatures dwelled in prosper and peace

Drinking and feasting all night long
Dancing around fires, singing songs
Telling stories of their ancestors
While the moon glamorous mountainside stirs”

A magic conjured in the air
A magic conjured by fear
When northern lights scorched the sky
In bright starlight and pale Moonlight

“Ancient stories are forgotten myths
Nowadays the streetlights cover the lands
During nights were creatures fearsome foes
It’s said with streetlights they’re vanished and gone”

Sea

Written By: Bárður Johannesen

Sea

A constant motion
Without past and future
A distant emptiness
Lies patterned in currents
Shuffling timelessly
In the sea

A certain comfort
Drifts within the sea
Without any memories
Scattered in hordes of waves
Billowing to shore
Tirelessly

Vicious and treacherous
Ambitiously harsh and cold
Defeated many
Caught in its nets
A mathematic riddle
Puzzling in sea

An unimaginable
Great mysterious force
With secret treasures
Hidden in uncharted waters
Lost by those who’re lost
In strangest, deepest places
Buried in Sea

Almost There

Written By: Bárður Johannesen

Almost There

Once you set my heart on fire
Burnt with warmth and desire
For every second I am grateful
I got to share with you

It is irony of destiny
Fate was laughing right in my face
Our path was meant to meet a crossroad
I got to smile back and say

Leave me alone, get out of my life
Leave me alone, get out of my mind
Cos now it seems to be alright
Somehow I’m back with my simple life

A confidence strengthens in me
A new life within my grasp
On the horizon waits a new dawn
I’m almost there hence without you

Leave me alone, get out of my life
Leave me alone, get out of my mind
Cos now it seems to be alright
Somehow I’m back with my simple life

Cos now it seems to be alright
Somehow I’m back with my simple life

Cos now it seems alright
Cos now I’m almost there

Morning Journey

Written By: Bárður Johannesen

Morning Journey

Mist is breaking
A pale breeze invites the dawn
A place soon looks forsaken
Night time is overthrown

You’re exhausted
Mind is growing more obscure
Senses seem to be lost in
Tiredness that closer lures

A remarkable, wonderful evening
We shared in this place for a while
But now you’re feeling like leaving
Farewell you all and good night

Through some small streets
Slowly you’re walking home
By trying to follow some leads
A path, even blindfolded you know

A night to remember
But everything comes to an end
Yet another morning journey from a bender
Looking forward to going to bed

You’re close to a final act of all stages
Now your home is within your reach
You remember all of their faces
You’re ready now going to sleep

Old Legends

Written By: Bárður Johannesen

Instrumental

For My Wife

Written By: Bárdur Johannesen

For My Wife

“I'll bring you the moon
If you want me
I’ll bring you the stars
In return for your love
I’ll show you the world
Come travel with me

Look through the sky
Hold my hand
If you just trust in me
We’ll travel through the universe

Through misty clouds
We will fly by
Through harshest storms
Cautiously we’ll drift
Through all fires and ashes
We will walk

But I promise you this
I will be
Honest and true to you
All I ask in return is your love

Look through the sky
Hold my hand
If you just trust in me
We’ll travel through the universe

Yes I promise you this
I will be
Honest and true to you
All I ask in return is your love

Verð fyri øll

Written By: Bárður Johannesen

Verð fyri øll

Verð
Ver við okkum
Kenn
Okkum øll

Verð
Varpað ljós á
Tøgn
Sum drepur lív

Verð
Sig hvat bagir
Tá týning pínir teg
Skríggjað um grið

Verð
Slóðað vegin
Til frælsi
og frið

Verð
Ver varði
Fyri rættvísi
Og amnesti

Ver ein verð fyri øll
Ver ein verð fyri øll

Ríki
Sjóðið saman
Byggið
Brendar brýr

Kaos
Kall á Kosmos
Søk
Sama stev

Tí handan mánahav
Handan stjørnuhválv
Hómast skuggar
Ið fella tár

Yes

Written By: Johannesen

Flying over restless seas
crossing continents
for the perfect ingredients,
to balance and love

A picture of a perfect life
is greener on the other side
shared by millions of lives
waiting for a yes

Even actors on the Broadway show
or painters in Jerusalem
find a life in pursuit
after the masterpiece

Beginning
with you and me
I want to wake up with you
I want to share your dreams

Somewhere in between
waiting for a dream
love is all you need
to sing till the day you die

Fly me to cosmos lands
where love is evergreen
near the rainbow’s end
by the oceans of clouds

While the energy
forms a life symphony
with the perfect ingredients
Right next to me

Yes, fly me to cosmos lands
where love is evergreen
near the rainbow’s end
by the oceans of clouds

While the energy
forms a life symphony
with the perfect ingredients
Right next to me

Stars and Oceans

Written By: Bárður Johannesen

Composed originality
against the wind
expressed fragility
waiting to begin

My mind rewinding
In oceans of doubts
wakes up finding
poetry crying out

Stars and oceans
sail in between
thoughts in motions
behind the scene

Tears and dreaming
shelter in
humble feelings
in merry winds

Discography

Début album: Ancient Forgotten Stories
Release date: The 9th of august 2010
Catalogue nr.: HJF210