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Old Ghost

by Renata Zeiguer

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zowie dk Old Ghost haunts my waking hours
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stillill finally NYC's best secret is coming out with an album. If you miss out, it's cause you don't know music
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aigobangoo 'Synchronicity' in a unique nutshell. Pentatonic Latin hybrid melodies and rhythms, intertwined into an alternative 4/4.

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Rajiv Raju Renata has a masterful ability to retain harmonic and melodic complexity in her compositions without engendering a feeling of excess. An astounding debut record that, in my opinion, does not have a single weak track. I play at least one song from this record on my daily commute to work. Favorite track: They Are Growing.
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alansmale PHENOMENAL!!! CAN'T STOP LISTENING TO IT! A VERY MULTI TALENTED YOUNG WOMAN. ALL TRACKS ARE MY FAVORITE Favorite track: Bug.
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Renata Zeiguer's debut album Old Ghost is the sound of someone finding and losing herself in the endless dance of fear and forgiveness. Renata is a composer, her songs deep and complex. With secretly wise melodic constructions, she tempts the listener toward forbidden insights, resurrecting her childhood fascination with classical and jazz music. The ghosts of Ravel, Debussy, and Gershwin run through her veins, whirling with Billie Holiday, Os Mutantes, The Pixies, Yo La Tengo and The Beatles. She grew up in two worlds: Riverdale, New York, near the Bronx, and Buenos Aires, the land of her father, torn between the clear expectations of piano lessons in Yonkers, and the Dionysian passions of Argentine tango. Possessed by musical inquiry, she moved to New York City, performing and recording throughout her 20s with bands Landlady, Cassandra Jenkins, Mr. Twin Sister, Relatives, Ava Luna, Widowspeak, Mutual Benefit, Christopher Burke, and Quilt, while spilling her own haunted refrains in lonely Brooklyn apartments. Her music is stained with the brutality of battling oneself, and yet the pulse of love echoes throughout like a mystical wind.

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released February 23, 2018

All songs by Renata Zeiguer.

Arrangements by Renata Zeiguer, Jason Burger, Adam Brisbin, and Christian Carpenter.

Produced by Adam Schatz and Renata Zeiguer.

Engineered and Mixed by Jake Aron at Figure 8 and Doctor Wu's, Brooklyn, NY.

Recorded at Figure 8, Black Lodge Recording, and home, all in Brooklyn, NY.

Mastered by Chris Gehringer. Cover photo by Chris Weiss. Design and layout by Renata.

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Track Name: Wayside
enough is enough, feeling wayside, enough is enough, i know it
you've got a grip on salvation, a heavenly whip, i know it, know it, know it
oh i know, i know, i know it's not true, no it's not true
oh i know, i know, i know it's not true
the way that you talk tender leader, herding the flock, i know it
the egg's gonna break, call a doctor, it can't go to waste i know it know it know it…
oh i know, i know, i know it's not true, no it's not true
oh i know, i know, i know it's not true, no it's not true
oh i know, i know, i know it's not true, no it's not true
oh i know, i know, i know it's not true
Track Name: Bug
the house is falling down
we're sinking underground
and all the world is above far away, for today
you're burrowing in dirty mounds
with insect eyes you crawl around
there's something on your skin closing in
please don't go undertow to the basement
decompose winter rose, spring is waiting
the old results are in
your face is looking grim
and deep inside there's a safe little orbit in space
a lonely ranger astronaut
you used to swim before you caught
the undercurrent drift to the bay
please don't go, undertow, to the basement
winter rose, decompose, spring is waiting
please don't go, undertow, to the basement
winter rose, decompose, spring is waiting
Track Name: Below
eyes open wide, i can't see, just give me your hand
i can't breathe, doubling the hydrogen, sky above, or floor below
no don't go backward
or fast forward
keeps my arms still
I'll be surfacing, surfacing in no time
back, back to where it begins, we learned to swim
same mistake, made on the shore, running round, nowhere to go
no don't go backward
no don't fast forward
can't i hold still
I'd be surfacing, surfacing in no time
no don't go backward, or fast forward
keep my arms still, I'll be surfacing, surfacing in no time
no don't go backward, or fast forward
keep my arms still, I'll be surfacing, surfacing in no time
Track Name: After All
picture that and tag me in I want them all to know
how you held your silverware your face was all aglow
counting all the affirmation helps to make it grow
waving from the cloud my body knows it's not alone
everyone is home
saving all our time doing fine
but it's all in my head
paranoia dream, apple of my eye
and it's all in my head after all, after all
always on the run, circling the sun
and it's all in my head after all, after all, after all
part of me is disappearing, losing some control
eyes are inside out again they're better off
how you held your arms around my arms could not have known
circling the sun, undone before the present goes
keep me on my toes
sleeping on your side next to mine
but it's all in my head
paranoia dream, apple of my eye
and it's all in my head after all, after all
ahhh after all
ahhh after all
etc
Track Name: Dreambone
when the sun goes down, that they've turned around
comes a hankering, keeps them shaking in their knees
big umbrella eyes, watching for the storm
they can't disguise, what they're longing for
hunting for the bone, make-believing home
in the alleyway, there's an open door
where the sleepers stay, keeping everyone at bay
they've crystallized, losing track of time
they're aching for, a way to close the door
hunting for the bone, make-believing home, 
they'll learn to live alone
special guarantee, safe for the moment
so gracefully, hysterically free
now they're running fast, with the goods in hand
grinning carefully, think they understand
sifting through the mud, running through the rain
they won't die out, too hungry and insane
hunting for the bone, make-believing home, 
they'll learn to live alone
special guarantee, safe for the moment
so gracefully, hysterically free
safe for the moment so gracefully, 
and I can barely breathe, drowning a space
that will never fill, the flood is in my dreams

and I can barely breathe, safe for the moment
so gracefully, hysterically free
Track Name: Follow Me Down
how can I keep you from, how can I keep you from following, where I go, as I go?
steadily slithering, slowly but patiently swallowing me whole
going down at a friendly pace, go go go!
deathly close but I move with grace
so far behind - I don't mind
there's no place I'd rather be I'd gladly bathe in your shadow I'll chase invisible, virtual, disguised,
my dreams are rituals, I pray for the day when you'll follow me down…
follow me down, follow me down, follow me down, down to…
how can I keep myself from making decisions when I don't have any clue without you?
open my window and believe the sky, taking back rituals realized can get old always running from outer space, go go go!, turning down a familiar face,
i know it's wrong to keep on
there's no place I'd rather be I'd gladly bathe in your shadow I'll chase invisible, virtual, disguised,
my dreams residual, I pray for the day when you'll follow me down…
follow me down, follow me down, (down, down) follow me down, follow me down, (down, down)
follow me down, follow me down, (down, down) follow me down, follow me down, (down, down)
Track Name: Neck of the Moon
she said "Francis, I am, I am dead from now on,
but i will live as long as the cloud stays in front of the moon"
and i looked up and saw, saw the black ship
like a great wolf after the neck of the moon…
down inside the woods, where i saw the light
in the country, in the country…
where my dreams are like bark peeled by lightning
i was with her, with the girl
while the wolf had the moon by the throat
and the whistling swans in their ceremonies
the passing bell nods like a snake charm
and the wolf had the moon by the throat…
she is standing there in the wind
and the cantatas of the moonlight…
well i'm riding the mule, mule to nowhere
then after a while, it's a pony, and then it's a horse
and the wolf had the moon by the throat
and they suddenly (all the creatures i've heard in the dark all my life)
were like, were like rustlings of the devil
and they suddenly, were like, were like rustlings of the devil
Track Name: They Are Growing
waiting, she is waiting
carelessly debating
she feels like she's swimming in the ice
going, they are growing
seedlings, they'll be shouting
one day, they'll be turning in the wind
drain my oceans dry, i always smile
growing paralyzed, i always smile, always smile, always smile
waking, she is waking
moonlight comes in phases
ages, they are aging, embrace
hands are only keeping
track of summer dreaming
seasons are deleting, then you die
tyger burning bright, i always smile
growing paralyzed, i always smile
arrows in the tide, i always, always smile, always smile
Track Name: Gravity (Old Ghost)
a cloud is hovering, standing permanently still
old ghost that i can't kill
unfolds a phantom limb to brush against my skin
draws something from within
who's only dissipating over time
i have this feeling that i'm never gonna lose
old voice repeating all the things i can't undo
things i can't undo, things i can't undo
every evening traces fingers up my spine
no changes to unwind
the roots have knotted, wrap me round and grip me tight
choke choking in the night
and all relief impossible to find
and all you need is just a little time
and i have this feeling that i'm never gonna lose
old voice repeating all the things i can't undo
man on the ceiling is he ever gonna move
i have this feeling that i'm never gonna lose
never gonna lose
never gonna lose
never gonna lose

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