köln based alternative electronic music artist.

all made by phl.

songwriting, lyrics, images, music and art.

somewhere between art and reality.

a talk on life

a talk on life

just released my newest xlog – a talk on life on youtube. watch it here:

some quick thoughts about what has been going on and what is going on looking towards the future. 

my new song come in on me is out which you have probably heard about by now. i’m thankful for y’alls love and i’m thankful if you share it with friends and family and enemies. maybe they’ll hate you for it cause it fucking sucks ass. just try it. 

wanderlust is taking over my mind – i really wanna explore europe and i really wanna do it as soon as possible. i long for REAL LIFE. it seems as though german efficiency is lost somewhere along the way of administering these vaccines though. we love that. 

wanna go to as many beaches as possible, wanna go to as many clubs as possible, wanna fuck as many bitches as possible; just live life you know. 

music is working out pretty well, my next song is on its way, coming along fine. i feel like i’m getting better at mixing and i don’t hate it as much anymore which is fire. there’s beauty in that and there’s beauty in that song that’s coming. 

continously working on digital art that will be released as NFTs soon, next week if everything goes to plan. digital art but cool. love that. trying something new in that space. 

writing so many lyrics, so many words anyway, i need to do shit with that. that’s the way. add on, not take away, keep going, not take away. make some money from it, hopefully. 

this weather is making me be outside more which feels great. at least something to do. quarantine got me fucked up, just waiting for something to happen with nothing to look forward to drains. everything. not my balls sadly. 

generally things are going well though, i hope you’re well and i wish you well, we’ll hear us very very soon.

just a quick talk on life.

a talk on life
blurry nights

blurry nights

blurry nights on blurry streets. this was a fun night. went out and enjoyed the first warm night of the year, filmed my last xlog and fucked a bitch. these warm nights mean getting back to that. love it. 

BLURRED NIGHTS 
BLURRED INTENTIONS 

brain is fried from working all day, i’ve been editing video and tryna grade that shit because i got no friend who knows anything about that. so i’m trying to learn. and it’s fucking hard. i know my way round ps and shit but these lumetri panels are too much. they’re too much. never given up though so that’s a plus. not yet. 

COLORS FANTASTIC

no shortcut

no shortcut

there ain’t no shortcut which is why so many give up. there just ain’t no shortcut which is why i am taking the long way round but honestly i believe, cause if i didn’t this place would’ve gone up in flames many years ago. i still believe and that’s foolish you know, i know different. our worlds are different and yours is boring. mine ain’t boring and though i feel like it sometimes i ain’t boring. that’s a lot of faith to have. 

been praying on my knees while you hover above me right above me push me down and fill me with joy. there ain’t no god in these halls. there ain’t no god in these halls. 

more and more lost in tinas world of 80s new york city, she lives a life and a half in those years. there ain’t no god there either and i love that. fuck a god.

billie eilish is god. i just saw these images by quil lemons and fucking hell does he shoot images. 

there ain’t no SHORTCUT. 

scrolling ain’t helping.

sunday nights tiring

sunday nights tiring

these sunday nights tiring when i wanna be with you 
gotta be with you for my mood 
gotta feel with you for my own good 

come in on me is out 72 hours now and it feels great. glad you’re listening and loving, sharing and spreading the word. 

 

this ones the beginning, just wait. 

WERE UP HIGH AGAIN 
747 SKY AGAIN 
HORIZONS MINE AGAIN 

the horizon is mine again and i’ll fucking pull you with me. recently finished reading nomadland and i’ve started vanity fair diaries. cool already. take me to that world take me to 80s new york. it’s a dream never to be fullfilled, let’s build our own new york. that’s the new dream and that’s achievable. nothing is off limits in this world. 

make modern age club hanging art by keith haring and daniel arsham let’s make music and fuck and fuck up and be fucked up

FUCK 
FUCK UP 
BE FUCKED UP 

minds going 100 miles an hour at this hour at every hour. workweek begins tomorrow with music and will end with music on friday – i can’t live any other life. y’all better respect. you will see the fruits of this labour sooner than later. 

watchlist: 

BILLIE DOCUMENTARY
PARASITE (still haven’t seen that shit fuck me) 
GREEN MILE (the book was magnifique) 

so much to do so little lime. wish i could spend more time with you. 

when i don’t know anything anymore i scroll until i know something and then i write about what i learned. this place can be anything and anything can be this place. you can be this place and this place can be you. i wanna be with you. these sunday nights tiring. without you. 

phlwest – come in on me out now

COME IN ON ME OUT NOW

listen on all major platforms

LYRICS

WE‘RE UP HIGH AGAIN 747 SKY AGAIN HORIZONS MINE AGAIN RUN FROM THESE GS AGAIN COME CLOSE UNTIL WE‘RE CLOSER STILL BODY MASS GREATER TILL WE‘RE FLY AGAIN MINIMAL MOVEMENT MAGE AGAIN NO BODY AROUND NO BODIES AROUND NO MEMORY AROUND NO MORE MINDS ARE FLY AGAIN 24:7 HIGH AGAIN FUTURES MINE AGAIN RUN FROM THIS LOW AGAIN TOO MANY SLOW MOVERS AROUND AIN‘T MANY BELIEVERS AROUND COME IN ON ME COME IN ON ME COME IN ON ME COME IN ON ME GET CLOSER YOU FEEL CLOSER YOU

thanks for being on this journey with me, there’s a lot more to come this is only the beginning. i love hearing from you listening to the song and sharing it with friends, helps out a ton. tell me what you’re feeling when you listen cause i really hope you feel something. make a fucking tiktok with this shit, do everything and anything, would mean the world. 

music video will be up one week from now, excited about that. some more youtube videos coming, more art and some work being done on digital artworks. fun things ahead. got more music and more art coming very quickly now. feeling 100% again, what a new life. don’t take health for granted.

another image from the cover shoot.

come in on me out now

this connection of freedom under open skies, the sea and good weather is more than illusion. combining that with where i come from and where i want to go is major. keep falling into the idea that nothing fits, but everything fits. search for that freedom. search for a different life. make money make art. 

listen to come in on me and tell me how you’re feeling 

@phlwest everywhere 

come in on me out now everywhere 

relations unmatched

relations unmatched

RELATIONS UNMATCHED

no memory of tomorrow 
we’re too far out 
relations unmatched
open the hatch and jump out 
fly out 
find a better way out

hear the audio

relations unmatched

walking through the city remembering what you look like – the nights are blurry your face remains true in color. all color loses meaning all color loses temporary existence all color fades. currently reading nomadland. wow. america the beautiful. been more and more in love with europe. the sun makes me think i should be living in the south of france. all this energy, all this life, all this motivation i get. i don’t remember being that reliant on sunlight. but i am. photo synthesis in my eyelids, no oxygen but ideas, no life but love. everything love. there’s a film based on that book too. watching soon. listening to how to change your mind too. gotta change my mind. it’s changing my mind. LEGALIZE.

THE EARTH IN UPRISING

working day and night myself. finally back on track finally back. nft soon. music soon. february 26th

at this pace i’ll outrun my shadow

EVERYTHING FITS.

i enjoy showing people things. i enjoy making people feel and sharing experiences. when i think of something that brings me joy it is giving other people something mental they didn’t have before. feeling. more feeling for everybody. that’s why i’m doing this. thinking of you. thought of you. your thoughts to you and my thoughts for you.

studio day and xlog

studio day and xlog

STUDIO DAY AND XLOG

today was a good studio day. vocals coming together like they’re supposed to. singing is fun when you’re in it, you just can’t get out of it. out of it like falling out of love, it’s not the same anymore once you go back in. so stay in. last couple of days staying in really fucked with my head, been trying to take long walks to get out of this – get my body used to doing shit again, get my mind used to the world again. weathers been picking up i can soon plant basil. i can soon plant parsley. i can soon plant thyme. herbs the only thing i got space for, im aiming for a house in southern france with space for all the vegetables. self sufficiency. like working on music where i do all this shit. from garden to plate self sufficiency sounds like dreams. 

i’ve been dreaming a lot. here’s my new xlog on youtube:

INTENTIONS WORKED BY YOU 

RETENTION OF INFORMATION 

REFLECTION OF WORLDS GONE BY 

INFORMATION OVERLOAD 

there’s too much going on in my damn mind. tryna live more laissez faire. tryna live more laissez faire and learning french too btw. there’s beauty in learning. too few hours in a day. gotta head out now i still wanna socialize some. virtual. zooming past you motherfuckers on the 309 in my borrowed audi

DON’T REMEMBER

(edit: FORGET)

NEW MUSIC OUT THIS FRIDAY 

and btw if you share this with someone i will send you feet pics so go ahead go ahead fucker go ahead lets go

no but if you want them pay me

pay me 

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.”

ANDY WARHOL
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auto fahren fürs auto fahren 
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driving for you 
driving to you 
driving next to you 
more than a quick night 
more than 
a quicker night

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ENDLESS REPRESENTATIONS OF LOVE

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come in on me cover reveal

COME IN ON ME cover reveal

COME IN ON ME will be out february 26th and here’s the cover i designed for it

come in on me cover

y’all ain’t fucking ready for this shit. new direction and vision on lock. new intention on lock. new ascension on lock. been having a lot of fun with granular synthesizers and you’ll hear a lot from those on my new shit. changing organic into electronic, changing and exchanging between what is real and what is fake to create alternate realities of meaning and believing. 

i’m finding my own line and trusting that more and more to be able to create more and more freely. trust your line. 

feeling like we crossed the line between winter and spring, finally, sun is out and i am more alive. more enjoying.

come in on me cover reveal
come in on me cover reveal
come in on me cover reveal

SOON WE’LL BE BACK IN SUMMERTIME 
SOON WE’LL BE BACK IN LOVE 
SOON WE’LL BE BACK 
TAKE ME BACK 
FEEL YOUR BACK AGAINS MY CHEST 
YOUR LIPS SURROUNDING THE WORD LOVE
HOLDING BACK 
NOT QUITE SPEAKING 
NOT QUITE BREATHING 
NOT QUITE READY 
NOT QUTE IN LOVE 
NOT QUITE 
QUIET BREATHING
NOT QUITE LIVING 
SOON WE’LL BE BACK 
SOON WE’LL BE BACK IN SUMMERTIME 
SOON WE’LL BE BACK IN LOVE 
SOON YOU’LL BE BACK

you’re in overtime

YOU’RE IN OVERTIME 

the 601 don’t even clear my head no more 
4 am and i don’t know where to go 
you’re in overtime 
doing laps round my mental 
overtime on mine 
with others on your mind 
others on your mind

[beat by THOMAS NG

the only thing left for me to do is ride these waves and streets and wait for you. whatever you do i’ll do, i’ll follow. and if you don’t want me to follow i hope i’ll find peace. 

peace in the small things peace in the seconds between thoughts, peace in the minutes on walks, peace in gardens, in open space, peace between the flowers you

 

you're in overtime

fly between the flowers fly high between these flowers 

eternal flowers for valentines but eternity is too long, too long, i don’t think about tomorrow only today, tomorrow too hazy, tomorrow too far away, yesterday too far away, i only think right now. thinking about technology. reading digital minimalism. rereading deep work. rejoining mental and physical clarity after being sick. work and love is the ultimate – connect work and love and i’m golden. forever golden, forever glowing, forever loving. GOLD GROWS BELOW YOU (AND ME).