ARTIST: BECAUSE OF GHOSTS
TITLE: THE TOMORROW WE WERE PROMISED YESTERDAY
FORMAT: CD / DIGITAL
RELEASED: OCTOBER 2006
A limited run of this release included the bonus disc ‘The Tomorrow We Were Promised Yesterday’ national tour bonus album.
1. The Stars The Stars The Stars 1:01
2. Fall Short Of Certainty 5:21
3. So Quick 5:27
4. (Words) 1:19
5. No Stars In Tokyo 6:05
6. Only The Neon Lights 5:47
7. The Tomorrow We Were Promised Yesterday 1:54
8. Let Words Help Pictures 8:01
9. Bright Things Come To Confusion 5:41
10. The Story Of Alex Steinbach 4:59
11. (Pictures) 1:16
12. Burn It To The Ground, For Now 5:46
Reuben Stanton: Guitars, Piano Accordion, Glockenspiel.
Domenic Stanton: Bass, Glockenspiel, Wine Glasses.
Jacob Pearce: Drums, Glockenspiel, Voice, Melodeon, Farfisa, Samples.
Other performer credits:
8 & 11 feature guitar noise by The Sensational Alex Jarvis.
4 & 8 include the calming influence of Pete Cohen and his double bass.
1 recorded by Because of Ghosts, mixed by Nao Anzai & Because of Ghosts.
2, 5 & 10 recorded by Nao Anzai at Rancho Cumbo, mixed by Nao Anzai & Because of Ghosts.
3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 11 & 12 recorded by Richard Andrew at Soundpark, mixed by Richard Andrew & Because of Ghosts. Technical assistance and tape handling by Idge.
9 recorded by Nick van Cuylenberg & Nao Anzai at E2E4, mixed by Nao Anzai & Because of Ghosts.
4 & 11 produced by Richard Andrew, who is by the way, “stunningly handsome”.
All tracks mastered by Cal Orr at Digital Zero.
5 features music box enthusiast Jack Murfett describing one of his many antique music machines after treating us to a lunch at the Wheat Sheaf in Terang.
5 also features a recording of Aina Sato’s music box. The tune, “Ureshii Hinamatsuri” is traditionally played on Girl’s Day in Japan, and must be listened to in the doll room.
9 was recorded on a 45 degree day at the (unventilated) E2E4 warehouse. It features The Because of Ghosts Singers, who performed for no reward other than watermelon and cheese sandwiches: Emily Bieber, Renee Burdue, Wendy Cooper, Nick van Cuylenburg, Neil Erenstrom, Jodie Georgiou, Chris Hung, Tim Jacobs, Jacob Pearce, Joan Pearce, Lily Pearce, Randall Pearce, Andrew Ramadge, Scooby, Liam Shambrook, Domenic Stanton and Andrew Watson. Emily made the sandwiches.
Other liner notes:
All tracks written by Because of Ghosts
Thank you: Joan & Randall, Lily, Wendy, Emily, The Because of Ghosts Singers, Cal, Richard, Nao, Idge, Danny & Caroline, Keren, Nick VC, Michael K, Pete Cohen, Jarvis, Linda, Keef, Eli, Eli’s Mum, Andrew R, Andrew W, UFIP, Lucio Mastro, and all family and friends.
Because of Ghosts 2006. (Mushroom Music Publishing)
Designed by Wendy Cooper, standard13.com
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**** (4 stars) “… a mystical, emotive and remarkably mature debut. … an album of striking musical motif and melodic passage. This is beautiful, rewarding stuff.” The Age
“You can forget most modern touchstones – Mogwai, Explosions in the Sky, Godspeed You Black Emperor! – these guys stand alone … Because of Ghosts deserve the accolades Because of Themselves.” fasterlouder.com.au
“… an impressive rendering of difficult terrain. God knows what they’re yet capable of.”
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