Shrimp Favour

by Albertine Sarges

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„Sometimes love is like a warm soup on a rainy day, simple as that,’’ Harriet suggested, when I was heartbroken and mistook destructive relationships for love. ‘‘It’s supposed to do good.’’ Ever since I wanted to bring love, soup and friendship together. Here it is! It's a poetic accident, that these days it’s been raining almost without gaps. While people swam on the streets of Berlin and city roses and linden blossoms were dripping, I was „cooking soup“. Voilà, my summer rain soup!

Going further with the metaphors I suggest that an instant soup is like love at first sight! But "instant songs" also refers to the Lo-Fi (or ADD) manner I produced this in: alone, restlessly, rapidly, one song a day, in a chaotic shack that wasn't made for music making. My instruments were my bright maple guitar, a loop station and my voice.

Shrimp Favour means I'm at the mercy of my friend's favour. Of course the flllavour sets right in, once you use your tongue. 

To my salty favourettes: 

Lo Selbo (king prawn, my rock and rock ’n’ roll partner, synth + vocals on You + Me + The Girls, co-mixing and mastering), Harriet Rabe (electric ray, author and singer for Exotic Deep Water Fish and nordic skype correspondent for You + Me + The Girls), Laura Lilja (dolphin, texter for Exotic Deep Water Fish), Seoyoung Won (sea horse, cover graphics and Korean fish cake nights), Flore Saunois (coral, author and speaker of Épuiser! -les, souvenirs.), Tomi Simatupang (mantis shrimp, mentor and author of Sound Home Theme), Female Trouble (seals, happenings of artistic friendship), Sophie Le Roux (sting ray, sending rainbows and taking pictures), Prawnstar Poems (octopus, oceanic impressions of a higher form), Sarah Pedde (humpback wale, emotional infusions), Lydia Sarges (blue lagoon, endless inspiration and love).

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released July 29, 2017

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Albertine Sarges Berlin, Germany

She lives, loves and suffers in Berlin. On this page you can listen to her music and donate with pay pal. Her latest home recorded EP was released on instant soup in July 17.

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Track Name: You + Me + The Girls
You’re a human lighthouse
You don’t play hide and seek
In the brushes.
You are sending beams out
Just from the highest point
in town.
You meet her for picnic
And such touchy surface!
Looking for her secret get
All the meta data here!

Dig for the meta data yeah
Gotcha!

It’s you and me and the girls
(watcha sayin?)
and me and the girls
(watcha sayin?)
You and me and the girls
(what’s your dream)
it's midsummer night dreaming
You and the girls.

I like them deep
Cause deep down I’m still a hippie.
And I like them sweet,
I love love my fingers sticky.
I want to fly high
with them sticky fingers
In a wide apricot sky, oh baby!
Why should i pretend we’re just friends
When every sign tells me not to deny
My lovin' for...

you, me and the girls
(watcha sayin?)
and me and the girls
(watcha sayin?)
You, me and the girls
(whatcha sayin)
it's midsummer night dreaming
You and the girls.

It's you, me and the girls
(watcha sayin?)
You and me and the girls
(whats you're thinking?)
You, me and the girls
(what's your dream?)
it's midsummer night dreaming
You and the girls.

(Sad Guru calling in from the hotel, thoughtful:)

I’d like to have a dog
And to start again smoking
I’d take the dog out at night
Surrender my heavy dreaming.

I’d like to have a dog
And to take up smoking

(Manager: She'd like to have a dog. Now. Here.)

I’d take the dog out at night
Surrender my heavy dreaming.

(Manager: And some cigarettes. Get! Get! Get! Get! Get! Please now!)

Heavy dreamin...


It’s you and me and the girls
(watcha sayin?)
and me and the girls
(watcha sayin?)
You and me and the girls
(what’s your dream)
it's midsummer night dreaming
You and the girls.

It’s you, me and the girls
(watcha sayin?)
You and me and the girls
(watcha dreamin?)
and me and the girls
(what’s your dream)
it's midsummer night dreaming
You and the girls.

That's right - this song is for you - and for me too.
And also for the girls... and for the boys!
And for the mice, and for the lice, and for the poor.
Track Name: Exotic Deep Water Fish
(seventeen more minutes of daylight
washing carpets is fun)

bags of frozen peas
yeah that's my kind of treatment
can we meet at the public toilet?
i'm with the big black dog

should i throw away your ham, my dear?
OK - is your hat ready?

i got some confidential
insider informanation
it is not out yet

you are like an exotic
deep water fish
all light is too much

sun! no jacket! what is this!
i planted a plant
and some funky flowers

sauna it is
everyone is blond
seven blonde girls

oooh how i would
love to have lasagna
not in my hair though
not in my hair though

oooh how i would
love to have lasagna
not in my hair though
not in my hair though

you are like an exotic
deep water fish
all light is too much
team salmiakki
noooo, salty and strong
sunburn deluxe

a moose broke into a bank in töölö
and it died
on top of a church
by police brutality
quite poetic

you are like an exotic
deep water fish
all light is too much
team salmiakki
noooo, salty and strong...
Track Name: Sound Home Theme
Dad, Daddy I'm in town, Daddy I'm in town
Norwegian cheese is brown
German cops are green
Switzerland is green

All one
Dad, I really have to run
I really have to run.

Mom, Mama I'm in love, Mama I'm in love
Nothing from below
Nothing from above
I know what I know

One all
Mom, catch me while I fall, catch me while I fall.

Babe, Baby I am home, Baby I am home
Flying like a bee
sinking like a stone
Baby I am home

Here now
Babe, miss you anyhow
miss you anyhow.
Track Name: Oh My Love - Épuiser! -les, souvenirs. - 90s Reverie
Time is a screw

I guess I spent some time with you

Kept chasing moments

Spent moments chasing you



Rain never fell so fast

Never felt that grained

At the grocery store

At night

Kottbusser Tor



Oh My Love

Oh My Love



Oh My Love

Oh My Love




If living was so easy

Why wouldn’t it be easy with me

You will know when you have to go

You will know when you have to go



You don’t have to change it for me

What it is is what it’s about

You will know when you have to go

You will know when you have to go



Given there’s an answer

Would you give this answer to me?

You will know when you have to go

You will know when you have to go



Oh My Love

Oh My Love



Oh My Love

Oh My Love


(Épuiser ! -les, souvenirs von Flore:)

Sous. venir
Sous. veut nuire
Dessous, veux
De sous voeux / s’exhaussent / de sous, yeux – volontaires.
Et quand l’obscurité tout recouvre.
Oh !

J’ai plein :
Dessous venir
De sous venir
De venirs : viens ! viens à moi ! partons, là – haut d’ici ! où ! que tu sois !, vois, bois, moi !
Deux venirs (à toi). Là ! haut, ici, bas ; vent d’est sud à moi.
AH ! …
Combien de degrés nous séparent ?

De veut nuit
De-ve (nir !) nuit
Ni-nuit-ni-veux
Sans-nuit, -ni-lui
Sans lui ni lune / ni l’autre. Ah !
Sans une ni veux / -nir de. Ah !
Oui, venir de-à-sur. Convenir – vertir (à soi)
Sur ! venir, inter / médiaire / de trans / po ! sition / aca / démique. Hm !
Sur / venir (jouer mais pas trop)
à venir / avenir (voir), à voir, avoir
des souvenirs à voir

Et puis s’en souvenir - sans - souvenirs
sans sous venir
sans sous, viens ! come to me (as you - like - are – we)
sans sous vernis
sans sous verts
sans sous vernissant. Vert – dit : sans
(et la mousse de tout s’empare lorsque le mouvement des bruits environnants les a quittés,
figés dans le silence des passés)

moi, tout à bout – de bras
tout ! Bout ! mis bas. Mes bras las de toi. Sans songe qui grouille – là, las de toi. Pousse ! serpillère
qui plisse dans le coin. / d’entre bas entrelacs – scie.
Ah !
sans à bout venir / ta bout de bras – ma moue qui / oh ! / lasse / lasse / et,
sans à bout venir, ta bouche qui / proche / ta boue – noue / ah ! / bout dans / ah ! / sans.
tabou venir
sans ta bouche / ah ! / lèvres – levées (le ciel de mes nuits – un puit. Fondre ! le ciel, entier tout qui
dévale sur les eaux rocheuses du fond) ah ! ah, ha ?
oh…
dans ta boue che-veux nuits / de venir, loin en loin au fond des /profondeurs sombres – tes nèbres
ah ! -rdues / qui poussent et poussent et poussent – en-vain.
Hou,
dans ta bouche venir, le de ! voeux de l’an passé – veille ! douce.
dans ta boue – cheville / au corps/ à corps / des champs, de batailles
accords ! Ra ! -mène ta bouche – ici – même – ou là – où les – enfants – sûrs – des prés – rient !
alors à l’aurore des bords des sous-bois abordent à eux l’entre-champs. Où ! es-tu toi qui murmures
aurore des aubes sylvestres, pin des parapluies aux cha. peaux orgues- o-gorges ah luisant des
chants, du ro, si gnolant point.
Ou !
Je bous !
…dans la boue je veille, dans la boue je bous, dans la boue je bous – je
je joue rouge / au coude à coude au corps à œil. Raccord – des corps – à corps / des mots !
corps. Cassé,
des sous / venir / de toi / moi. émoi / dent – de lait – émaille-moi / la peau des souvenirs / sur /
gisant / dans – la boue des mots / de dans / de sous / verre / de vous / dessous / de verre / de nous,
la terre.

Les choses sont-elles entre-temps restées comme avant ?

J’ai plein, de – sou, – ve – nirs.
Ah !



(90s Reverie:


I come to you - yeeeh!
like you come to me
it’s incredible
I hold to you - yeeeeaah!
like you hold to me
I can’t help it!

I hold to you - yeeeeah!
like you hold to me
it’s incredible.
And all we do - yeeeeh!
is holding it
We can’t help it!

Can’t help it,
can’t.)
Track Name: You Got Caught!
You got caught, but what does it mean? Ohohoh!
You got caught, but what does it mean?
You’ve got paste all over your face,
it’s a big disgrace.

Now what banner do you hold up? Ohohoh!
Which label matches your attitude?
You smile all over your face,
it’s a big …question!

Looking straight at what you have done,
being true bout what you’ve become,
you’re glad that you have said yes,
it’s a big …bliss.