Truth Has To Be Given In Riddles

by Joao Hasselberg

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“Truth has to be given in riddles. People can't take truth if it comes charging at them like a bull. The bull is always killed. You have to give people the truth in a riddle, hide it so they go looking for it and find it piece by piece; that way they learn to live with it.”
by Chaim Potok in "My Name Is Asher Lev"

All the music in this album was written on the idea that truth cannot be completely perceived if it comes directly to you from someone else. It has to be a process of self discovery.


released November 10, 2014

-Joana Espadinha, vocals
-Diogo Duque, trumpet/vocals (track5)
-Ricardo Toscano, sax
-Luis Figueiredo, piano/harmonium (track1)/vocals (track5)
-João Firmino, guitar/vocals (track5)
-Bruno Pedroso, drums/vocals (track5)
-João Hasselberg, composer/doublebass/harmonium (track3)/banjo/vocals (track5)
-Camila Reis, album cover design
-João Pombeiro, video production
-Rui Guerreiro, recording engineer/mixing
-Antoine Estoppey, mastering engineer




Joao Hasselberg Copenhagen, Denmark

I'm a young bass player and composer based in Copenhagen.
I play double-bass and electric-bass.
Graduated from the Conservatory of Amsterdam in 2010.
Doing my master degree at the RMC.
Constantly working on making better music.

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Track Name: Two Brothers In A Treasure Hunt
"Another journey has begun
Two brothers in a treasure hunt
And their mom told them to share
The world they would find there
In the place where the dreams hide from the sun.
For many years they heard her sigh
Cause father left when they were five
As the sun, started to burn
The boys felt so alone
And they couldn’t decide which way was home
They raised their voices to the sky,
They lost the words, began to fight
They were both blinded by pride,
a road that meant goodbye
And each one thought that Dad'd be on his side
They say the land will never heal
Such pain can never be concealed
As their Father watched from above
A war no one could solve
Cause their hate was much stronger than their hope."