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This is Cartesian Jetstream's 2nd album of kosmiche power pop and lo-fi flower punk, filled with garbled mysticism, chiming guitars, driving beats and groovy bass lines.


released April 20, 2015

Ben Scott - Drums, Backing Vocals
Philip Bell-Scott - Bass, Backing Vocals
Simon Kilgannon - Guitar, Vocals, Noises

With Danny Kneale - Percussion

Produced by Simon Kilgannon & Gypo Buggane
Recorded & Mixed by Gypo Buggane & Simon Kilgannon in the Isle of Man
Mastered by Gypo Buggane at Ballagroove Studios, Isle of Man

Words & Music ℗ & © Simon Kilgannon 2014



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Cartesian Jetstream are a 3-piece band from the deep south of the Isle of Man.

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Track Name: Ancestors
I didn't get where I am today
I never get where I am anyway
In all directions nothing is near
Most days I just wish I was here
I wish that I was here
Once again I find myself just
Staring at the wall
The wall stares back and smiles a crack
Like it doesn't care at all
Tired of dragging my ancestors round
Turns out I can't put them down
They hover round me in clouds of dismay
Wondering how I turned out this way
Track Name: Limousines
My drugs csarina
You should have seen her
Slow dancing with the lord of hosts
The lord of the flies
And some well-connected guys
Picking on a holy ghost
Bare-faced messiah
Standing by the fire
Very much the last of his line
Says, I can't feel my legs
Can I feel yours instead?
Then everything will be sublime
Everybody say hi to the red queen
Wave and walk by if you can't make that scene
Everybody's high except you and me
So just take me home in your Pre-Raphaelite limousine
My drugs csarina
Absinthe & Ribena
Shakin' what she hasn't got
Assorted media types
And the creatures that they hype
Just waiting for that perfect shot
What’s not to like
Well I made a list
And at the end there’ll be a test
Once more I'm drawn towards
My favourite ten of swords
These idle hands that never rest
Track Name: Celebrities
As the day so slowly turns to face itself
I take my 13th Floor Elevators mug from the shelf
Fighting with my clothes again
And my hands won't fit my fingers
All these big celebrities
Keep wearing out my favourite shoes
They break into my house each night
And it's never once been on the news
Grab your crayons and come colour in my life
Don't you worry there's no need to stay inside the lines
Any colour, any old pen
Rub me out and start all over again
Track Name: Invisible Ink
I’ll serve you right, I’ll serve you right
I’ll keep my head down all day and all night
I'll serve you right, I've seen the light
How does it feel to always be so right?
Cat looked at me and then he said,
The sky continues right behind my head.
You let your hair down and you let yourself go
You let the whole class down and now you've made a show
The world is written in invisible ink
The writing finger slowly turns to drink
I’ll serve you right, I’ll serve you right
I’ll break my neck to make you feel alright
I'll serve you right, I've seen the light
How does it feel to always be so right?
Dog looked at me and then he said
The sky continues right behind my head
Track Name: Foxes
Huzzah, hoorah, hurray
The fox will have his day
With your hounds all held at bay
And your horses ran away
If you're gonna put me down
First you gotta pick me up
If you try to lift me up
It’s always gonna bring you down
Huzzah, hoorah, hurray…
Track Name: Ashes
I live just for the ages
But I can’t get no sound
I just came here to take a look around
I’m all covered in ashes
And I can’t touch the ground
Take a look in my pocket see what I found
Somebody, anybody
Who should I call for?
I crawl up along ledges
You meet the best people there
They have overcome the need to over-share
I’m just a creature of habits
Long lost in books and dreams
I was ravished by magic or so it seemed
Nobody, everybody
Who should I fall for?
Do you sleep for a reason?
Why do you sleep at all?
Slip time in a joint and let's have a ball
Track Name: Transparent Eyelids
No mind, no mind’s eye
Who’s gonna tend your neglected sky?
No mind, no mind’s eye
Who’s gonna mend your neglected sky?
We flew in on the Cartesian Jetstream
We chase ghosts in the mystery machine
We got ideals way above our station
Les fanatiques sans idéologie
I got transparent eyelids
No need to open up my eyes
I got transparent eyelids
And I got an opaque mind
Ride hard, die free
Only thing you ever said to me
You jumped right into my skin
Now won’t you let me back in again
The sky’s alive and it is teeming
I can’t seem to turn off your mind
The furniture it won’t stop screaming
Unwound so far I can’t rewind
…Ride, ride, took a ride
Track Name: Molten Tin
The white calm hands of luxury
Are at my throat and on my knee
And all the things I used to be
Are reaching out to smother me
Every second you're falling
In love and then out again
It’s just like breathing
Under water, under molten tin
Unhang me up
Unhand me down
The white calm hands of luxury
Are at my throat and on my knee
As all the things I'll never be
Parade around in front of me
Shape shifting sun wise
With your copper eyes and your Bronze Age skin
I can hear you singing
As we sip from cups of molten tin
Track Name: Slightly Real
You're so self-assured
And you talk a good game
Diminishing returns
Well, it's always the same
You make me feel slightly real
You make me feel
The unsung and unsound
Runs rings round your ears
It’s worse than we thought
Now you think you're weird
The past it changes every day
This too will pass away
The future always stays the same
This too will pass away
So I spent a long, long, long time shaving
Just a few seconds off each day
Spent a long, long time behaving
Just the way you're meant to behave
Track Name: Splinters
See for miles but I still can't find the way
Well I just lie in state all day
Let me peel the world away
Here comes another freshly splintered day
And I don't feel quite to scale
You keep trying to sell me your demonic possessions
And it's left me all embroidered & frail
All the water in the whole wide world
Came from out in deepest space
Except these tears of laughter
That are rolling down my face