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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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This song was two disparate parts that came together to make a fantastic serendipity tune.

The guitar track I'd recorded as an exploration of alternate tuning for slide guitar and the vocals were a poem I was working on about my tiny home town of Merritt, BC.

When I was recording the vocals, it was spring time in Vancouver so I had my window open. Half way through the song an ambulance passed and left it's mark on the song.

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.


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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Sweaty bio pic is Ghostrain 3000 aka Luke Gustafson, cuttin' tracks since '94.

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