Robot_&_Art Mystery

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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

When I record on four track tape sometimes my tunes accidentally would overlap each other. Such is the case here. Where Robot intersected with Art Mystery. I feel Art Mystery is the stronger of the two songs and one day I'll single it out or record it fresh.

The debut album "Ghostrain, The 7th and Carolina Tapes", was recorded exclusively on a Yamaha MT120, 4 track, tape recorder between 1999 and 2002. Released in summer 2003.

lyrics

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.

credits

from The 7th & Carolina Tapes, 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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