The 7th & Carolina Tapes

by GHOSTRAIN 3000

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    My debut album was recorded on a four track in various backrooms, bedrooms and friends basements.
    I had been writing and playing music for about a decade before I felt comfortable releasing anything. With the encouragement of friends and family I finally did. Friend and fellow musician, Kim Stewart suggested the title of the album, it was our notoriously seedy neighbourhood in East Vancouver.

    "Ghostrain is Luke Gustafson, whose songs emerge from his bedroom studio on the four tracks of a Yamaha MT150. Some of these tunes date back nearly a decade, but there’s nothing stale or archaic about this album. Its peculiar ambiance is established on the first song. Quiet and unobtrusive, though potent and engaging, its an album you listen to because it whispers in your ear like a secret." - Exclaim! Magazine 2005

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about

Oh, that's right. I used to go under just GHOSTRAIN. No 3000... My debut album "Ghostrain - The 7th & Carolina Tapes", was recorded exclusively on a Yamaha MT120, 4-track tape recorder between 1997 and 2001. It was released on my birthday in the summer of 2003.

Secret tracks - Waydeen and Revolution

I composed, played all instruments and vocals, and mixed the tracks. My friend and fellow musician Caleb Stulls mastered the album.

Cover art and liner notes designed by Ryan Schweitzer.

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released August 26, 2003

Mastered by Caleb Stull. Composed, recorded and mixed by Ghostrain. Instruments and vocals by Ghostrain.

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Ghostrain 3000 is Luke Gustafson, cuttin' tracks since '94.

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Track Name: The Maze (Minotaur vs. Lion)
One bull renegade
And a thousand head of cattle,
Strewn all over a
Sulken meadow.
Eyes turn the ground,
The heifers kneel down,
The Minotaur awaits
To be crowned -

King, of the Sun.
And yet the Lion's mane
Is golden.
One thread sewn through
The Maze.

A battered matador,
His cape of rose petals,
Winding corridors
Draped in shadow.
Dreaming, the Minotaur,
Daedalus awakened,
His puzzled brow of thorns,
The nights forsaken.

Rise, with the Sun.
You see the golden mane
Of the Lion.
One thread sewn through
The Maze.

The Sun upon the hill,
Wind all through the heather.
The little calf be still
Beside his Mother.
Slowly he grows,
One day he'll be taken,
By a man and a bull,
The beast forsaken.

Don't hide, from the Sun.
The blackened Mare awakes
With the Lion.
All things pass through,
The Maze.
Track Name: Coupe D'etat Boogaloo
Daydreaming about the coast of Oregon,
I have not been that far west.
You don't mind or care if I
Take an eastbound jet plane.
Have not seen or
Heard from her yet, man.

Portland city is five days by train.
Bought my ticket in the pouring rain.
Steely Dan's "Pearl of the Quarter",
On the record player spinning in the corner.
She won't cross my boundaries
Or my border.

Time to call a coupe d'etat.
A coupe de'tat.
Just who the hell do you
Think you are?

(Bridge)

She won't cross my boundaries
Or my border.

Time to call a coupe d'etat.
A coupe de'tat.
Just who the hell do you
Think you are?

(Bridge)

Daydreaming about the coast of Oregon,
I have not been that far west.
You don't mind or care if I
Take an eastbound jet plane...
Track Name: Robot_&_Art Mystery
Robot lyrics -

Heart and cold,
I'm made of tin.
If only I could program in
What I cannot have.
Her soft skin.
Robot am I
Shall not sin.
If only she
Were tin like me.

Piston heart
and carbon soul.
See her hair
So soft and gold.
I have no emotions but
I can feel
What I have not.

Shut my lenses
I will not see,
Her ignoring
Robot me.
Metal hands
I clamp so tight,
If only I were human
for just one night.

Robot I am
Shall not sin,
If only she
Were tin
Like me.

Art Mystery Lyrics -

Rembrant parted Amsterdam
And IndoChine did that Gaugiun
Surrender to completely.

He buckled both of Vincent's knees
And bits of curiosities
Of the bourgeois-ise.

His paintings were in high demand
But remained leaning in the sand.

A Polynesian beach in May
Is better than Paris anyday.

Those patrons waited for canvas
And watched ships from the overpass,
Arriving at last.

The drunken brush in his hand
Was sober in the sand.

Well, when I said,
"There's nothing to painting."
Well, what I really meant
Was something completely different.

You see, I can't spend
My monies on paintings.
But I like to pretend
That I'm something
Completely different.

Delacroix and E. Degas
Withholding use of umber raw,
Or were they deceiving.

The salon chose the fleur de weeds
And shat on the impressionists,
Refusing to seed.

But well lit was the rocky soil
And rendered was it in oil.

When I said,
"There's nothing to painting."
Well, what I really meant
Was something completely different.

You see, I can't spend
My monies on paintings.
But I like to pretend
I'm something
Completely different.