just click to get in ...


News



I am thrilled to anounce that SILLY PAPA GREY from the new album is part of the second BYTE.FM-compilation. the compilation is available at the itunes store (it's free for BYTE.FM members!). see here.

Please check out the new LA GRANDE ILLUSION video. It was written & directed by Andreas Gruetzner. It can be seen here.

Hello! It's nice to be back. It took some time since I last made a full blown record, but... you know... everybody's busy these days. Hey, and to convince you that I was in fact busy with creating new music (between some nice and cosy afternoon naps, of course) I present you a brand-new album with all new material! There was some dude involved called Pascal Fuhlbrügge who helped me out this time... thanks, mate!

So now is the time to release it and give it to the world! METAL SAINT is out on August the 24th, 2012. Check out your local record dealer or the virtual ones, such as amazon or itunes and sorts for Cds or downloads...

Check this site for oncoming gigs... see ya.

Cheers.

P.S. ... and also check some loveable outtakes which appeared overnite. These can be heard on the listening section of my site, which - by the way - was so wonderfully constructed by Markus Guentner. Cheers, mate! ... Not forgetting the wonderful black and white photographs of Alexander Rischer who was responsible for getting me in shape.



About



What does it all mean? Where does it come from and when will it pass? Was that a spook over there or was it someone we once knew? We used to climb the highest chestnut trees forgetting ourselves. We saw the silhouette of a seesaw - indelibly creaking.

The tall man arises from his sleep, feeling very drowsy. He saw something... It looked quite unreal - so unusual. There were tones. Familiar and imaginary. Made him rethinking his view of colours as there were none at all. Yes, he thought, that must have been some strange illusion. But... where have I been?

There were trees, there was snow, there were firemen (hastily catching their utensils) and most of all there was the moon. Hello there, how's business? No reply was the usual answer. He crossed a sea and a rotten bridge. The gate was not open - didn't matter much to him. He stumbled over fallen branches. Hey, was that a dinosaur disappearing behind that big black ruin? Well, damn me! I have to observe everything before it starts to vanish, he mumbled to himself. He went down a cellar. Pitch black. Had to find his way using his hands, feeling everything. There were lots of personal belongings and broken musical instruments. As he accidentely touched them they began to play on their own, as if by magic.

Wow, if making music is that easy I should give it a go, he smiled to himself. He tried to control these mysterious instruments but they seemed to ignore him. It was all chaotic and noisy. He screamed with all his might but nobody was bloody listening! He continued and tried new variations and modulations. It seemed as if he was singing – yes, there came stunning sounds out of his throat. Who needs these unmanageable instruments when your own voice can create such euphony. It felt grateful, so rich... And on he went forgetting all things around him. An old tape recorder being thrown in the bin was happily used. But when recorded it disappeared. There was his own room.

La Grande Illusion is the music of Heiko Badje, currently Hamburg. He cannot remember where or when it was created. It seemed to be here all the time, as if by magic.


la grande illusion uses STEINBERG and KNUFINKE software.



Press Pack

Please click here to download the presspack
incl. high quality press pictures of La Grande Illusion.



Releases



On His Own:






Appears On:






Collaborations:






Participations:







Pictures











Live



04.05.2013 - live at HAUS 73 (Hamburg) - time: 20:30

30.04.2013 - live at YOKOMONO (Hamburg) - time: 21:00

21.12.2012 - live at HINTERCONTI (Hamburg) - time: 22:00

12.09.2012 - live at NDR-NACHTCLUB - time: 00:05

06.09.2012 - live at FSK-radio (Hamburg) - time: 23:00



Media





Lyrics



Cooleo


if i could tell you what i make / i have made some mistakes
what if you had to go away / just stay

you're too cool, oh
you're too cool, oh / you're too cool, oh

as you had quoted my old fears / you just made it very clear
never had shown you no more tears / goodbye

you're too cool, oh
you're too cool, oh / you're too cool, oh

i know that time, we used to have / you just made me ever laugh
never saw ghosts in the air / we cared

if i could tell you what i make / i have made some mistakes
what if you had to go away / just stay

you're too cool, oh
you're too cool, oh / you're too cool, oh

----------------------------------------------------------

Holy Weather


sometimes / feeling so glad
i wish i could fly with you
and don't be dead

i'd pray for this holy weather / strong as glue
bring me... bring me no other weather / cause i need you

cause i need you

sometimes / you bring me down
flying my private plane / on the ground

i'd pray for this holy weather / strong as glue
bring me... bring me no other weather / cause i need you

cause i need you

sometimes / you're making me blind
flying my private plane / on the ground

flying my private plane / on the ground
flying my private plane / on the ground

(4x)

----------------------------------------------------------

Metal Saint


i was out there / in paradise
and i didn't know / how to breathe
the smell of an odour / which was very nice
the face of a funny queen

no charity on sunday / the meter of a display
my blood froze cold / under my pale skin

many kinds of colours / in every way
species all around / i found them grey

you, you / you're checkin' me out / and you still don't know me
you, you / you're takin' me out / and you still don't love me

i was out there / in paradise
(and) ev'rything / appeared so green
the banks of your river / looked so very nice
the walk of a queen supreme

the vanity on sunday / was hanging in a display
my blood froze cold / under my pale skin

many kinds of colours / in every way
species all around / i found them grey

you, you / you're checkin' me out / and you still don't know me
you, you / you're takin' me out / and you still don't love me

(3x)

----------------------------------------------------------

Nautics


you and me in luck / haven't got a bad time since
makin' out a plot / but we never take pride in
hopeful in love / we are content
baby takes a look / and we never read a bad book
ev'ryway is good / and we never heard of sad looks
so many hearts / cold and broken
we got away / we've got, we've got, we've got our nautics
we sail away / we've got, we've got, we've got our nautics

we've got, we've got, we've got our nautics
we've got, we've got, we've got our nautics

heavenly in love / there would never be a bad taste
we are quite above / there's no trouble with a sad face
someday we shout / what we've spoken
people in a spot / they could never eat a cold meal
silly but i know / they could never make strong deal
nothing is lost / cold and broken

we got away / we've got, we've got, we've got our nautics
we sail away / we've got, we've got, we've got our nautics

we've got, we've got, we've got our nautics
we've got, we've got, we've got our nautics

we got away / we've got, we've got, we've got our nautics
we sail away / we've got, we've got, we've got our nautics

we've got, we've got, we've got our nautics
we've got, we've got, we've got our nautics

----------------------------------------------------------

Paper Moon


(i'm) out on the street / i pack my things so slow
(i'm) here on my feet / although i don't know where to go

i see the stars / outside my window
what would i do / if i was here with you

(i) sit on my bed / i already think about you
(it's) never too late / i know that it would not be true

i see the stars / outside my window
what would i do / if i was here with you

we'll return / from where we stand
we'll knock on doors / we saw america

we ride / on our rainbow
and how can we track / the tail of the paper moon?

i see the stars / outside my window
what would i do / if i was here with you

we ride / on our rainbow
and how can we track / the tail of the paper moon?

we'll return / from where we stand

and how can we track / the tail of the paper moon?

(7x)

----------------------------------------------------------

Playgrounds


i want to say / what i always want to say
with ev'ry touch / but i think it ain't too much

i cannot sleep / what if i was in a dream?
i know it's hard to go to school

i could play the fool / i know it's hard to go to school
i could play with you / but i don't want to play with you

you want to say / what you always want to stay
with ev'ry clutch / but i think it ain't too much

i cannot sleep / what if i was in a dream?
i know it's hard to go to school

i could play the fool / i know it's hard to go to school
i could play with you / but i don't want to play with you

it doesn't need a weatherman / just to hear the wind blow
i play the fooling match / you want to go-go
anarchy is not your part / but maybe sometime
i start to fool / you start to be a so-so

i could play the fool / i know it's hard to go to school
i could play with you / but i don't want to play with you

i know it's hard to go to school

i could play the fool
i could play with you

Scared Of You


there's too much time / i prey that i could find
look what heaven signed / it's april fools' day

with all my might / i could not hide
i was so scared of you
with all my might / i could not hide
i was so scared of you

changed me, of course / but how i got sore
i would always cry / it's april fool's day
v with all my might / i could not hide
i was so scared of you
with all my might / i could not hide
i was so scared of you

and there was no sunshine / the pain felt so hard
and there was no sunshine / the pain felt so hard

and there was no sunshine / it's april fools' day
and there was no sunshine / it's april fools' day

look what heaven signed / it's april fools' day
i would always cry / it's april fool's day

with all my might / i could not hide
i was so scared of you
with all my might / i could not hide
i was so scared of you

and there was no sunshine / the pain felt so hard
and there was no sunshine / the pain felt so hard

and there was no sunshine / it's april fools' day
there was no sunshine / it's april fools' day
look what heaven signed / it's april fools' day
i would always cry / it's april fool's day
look what heaven signed / it's april fools' day
i would always cry / it's april fool's day

----------------------------------------------------------

Silly Papa Grey


it was on my mind / you didn't know this
worried 'bout my state / i called you at night

it was oh so strange / as i recall this
you talked so very mundane / you must have been blind

it was on my mind / you didn't notice
silly papa grey / you didn't notice

my life was in a mess / you quite upset me
chewing on a gum / i left you, alright

i could not erase it / i'm feeling so hapless
now, wasn't it all just fun / i must have been blind

it was on my mind / you didn't notice
silly papa grey / you didn't notice

it was on my mind / you didn't notice
silly papa grey / you didn't notice

it was on my mind / you didn't notice
silly papa grey / you didn't notice

you didn't notice
you didn't notice

----------------------------------------------------------

Until The End


i look too thin / and starry-eyed
i picture it all / but i never try
(you) save my heart / from this here pain
and i watch the door / won't you come back again...

won't you come back again...

i don't know why / you just pretend
there is no time / until the end
and i will find / another stream
where i can live / eternally

no one else / has things to do
a faint blue touch / as i look to you
the life we've had / has gone astray
and i cry for you / won't you come back again...

won't you come back again...

i don't know why / you just pretend
there is no time / until the end
and i will find / another stream
where i can live / eternally
i'm so upset / i feel enhanced
i break my neck / by any chance
i play the fool / to get away
and i watch the door / won't you come back again...

won't you come back again...

i don't know why / you just pretend
there is no time / until the end
and i will find / another stream
where i can live / eternally
won't you come back again...

won't you come back again...

----------------------------------------------------------

Wait Weit Wait


i have to / i stay right where i am
i need to / tell you ev'rything i can

wait, wait, wait / just a little bit longer
with a little bit of time
it's pretty hard to cry / ah ha ha...

you kiss me / it's ev'rything that's good
my heart says / to tell you all the truth

wait, wait, wait / just a little bit longer
with a little bit of time
it's pretty hard to cry / ah ha ha...

wait, wait, wait / just a little bit longer
wait, wait, wait / with a little bit of time
it's pretty hard to cry / ouuh...that's why

ouuh...that's why / ouuh...that's why

confronted / with ev'rybodys show
a stray cat / i fell in love with you

wait, wait, wait / just a little bit longer
with a little bit of time
it's pretty hard to cry / ah ha ha...

wait, wait, wait / just a little bit longer
wait, wait, wait / with a little bit of time
it's pretty hard to cry / ouuh...that's why

ouuh...that's why / ouuh...that's why

ouuh...

ouuh...that's why

----------------------------------------------------------

When Snow Appeared


when snow appeared / it took all over
'a surprise' which happened that year
and ev'rything we spoke in october
has now disappeared

when snow appeared / blown up through my window
when snow appeared / blown up through my window

with you...

when snow appeared / what a foggy notion
i had lost my faith that year
ev'rything got stuck / without motion
and appeared so unreal

when snow appeared / blown up through my window
when snow appeared / blown up through my window

with you...

watching the people all behave
watch their appearence & their shape
watch their shape

and ev'rything we spoke in october
has now disappeared

when snow appeared / blown up through my window
when snow appeared / blown up through my window
with you... /with you...
with you... /with you...

with you...



Contact



Office


info@la-grande-illusion.com



Booking


booking@la-grande-illusion.com



Imprint



Responsible for Content


H. Schütte
Am Brunnenhof 40
22767 Hamburg

Tel. +49 (0)40 4017 208 8

Mail info@la-grande-illusion.com
Web www.la-grande-illusion.com



All Photography by Alexander Rischer



Concept & Design


jl prozess
Further Str. 5
93059 Regensburg

Tel. +49 (0)941 604 898 55

Mail kontakt@jl-prozess.de
Web www.jl-prozess.de



Liability for Links


Our site contains links to third-party web sites. We have no influence whatsoever on the information on these web sites and accept no guaranty for its correctness. The content of such third-party sites is the responsibility of the respective owners/providers. At the time third-party web sites were linked to ours, we found no grounds whatsoever of any likely contravention of the law. We shall promptly delete a link upon becoming aware that it violates the law.



Copyrights


The content and works provided on these web pages are governed by the copyright laws of germany. Duplication, processing, distribution, or any form of commercialization of such material beyond the scope of the copyright law shall require the prior written consent of its respective author or creator.