SERVICES RENDERED

Format: 12”
Released: September 2018
Label: Panoptikon
Catalogue: OPTIK 55

Artist: Martin Hall
Lyrics: Martin Hall
Music: Martin Hall, Linus Carlsen
Producer: Martin Hall
Design: Kenneth Schultz

INDEX

1. Services Rendered 4:02
2. Not Amused 2:35

LYRICS
Services Rendered

All these beauty queens and cavaliers
Shimmering beneath the chandeliers
Considerate seems a fitting phrase
When you’ve lost your way and you’ve lost your grace

At first, at last
Services rendered will always make you feel
All high, all low
As you try to let it go

Just a street away the world begins
For a moment you can hear its beckoning
Used to go to admire the view
But got so tired of watching without you

At first, at last
Services rendered will somehow make you feel
All high, all low
As you try to let it go

All of the world in her eyes
As she passes and walks by
With a gaze full of shame
Still you’d do it all again

At first, at last
Services rendered will always make you feel
All high, all low
You know you have to let it go

Not Amused

Guess I’m not amused
Waiting for a cue
Feeling crowded and sore
Like so many times before

It lingers on
This haunting wrong
Such a squalid sadness
First response, embedded

Lovers’ talk and pillow cries
This hesitation never dies
It’s always been the same
Never seems to fade

The centre won’t hold
Even this feeling runs cold
I suppose

VIDEO

ORDER RECORD

You can order the 12” vinyl single at Target Group’s webshop.

Musicians

Martin Hall (vocals)
Eskild Winding (piano)
Tinne Albrectsen (violin)
Gustav Ranum (violin)
Nicolaj Møller Nielsen (viola)
Live Johansson (cello)
Andreas Bennetzen (string bass)
Linus Carlsen (harmonium, guitar and piano)
Cathérine (speak)

Piano and strings recorded by Johnny Stage. Mix and mastering conducted by Thomas Li.

Info

On September 21, 2018, Martin Hall released his first new song in 5 years, the track “Services Rendered”. The title was made available as a 12” single featuring another new song on the B-side, “Not Amused”. The record is released in a limited vinyl edition, but also made available on all major digital platforms (Spotify, iTunes, Amazon etc.).

“Services Rendered” is recorded with pianist Eskild Winding and features a string arrangement written by Andreas Bennetzen. It’s an equally dramatic and emotional song presenting Hall at his most vulnerable best. The single is a solid return to form after years of self-chosen absence as an active singer and songwriter.

Long-time collaborator Johnny Stage has assisted the recordings of “Services Rendered” and the track is mixed by Thomas Li with whom Hall recorded one of his major works during the 90’s, Random Hold. The new song also features Tinne Albrectsen (violin), Gustav Ranum (violin), Nicolaj Møller Nielsen (viola), Live Johansson (cello) and Andreas Bennetzen (string bass). The B-side ”Not Amused” has been produced in a collaboration with Linus Carlsen.

 

 

The video for “Services Rendered” was filmed by Danish photographer Robin Skjoldborg and Staal Film and premiered on the day of the release. The 12” vinyl single is released by Panoptikon and distributed by Target and contains additional digital download codes for both tracks.

The record is released with support from DPA/Koda’s cultural funds and the process has been assisted by Danish Composers’ Society.

 

YOU CAN ORDER THE 12” VINYL SINGLE HERE:

“SERVICES RENDERED”
13,25 EURO