Ishmael // Slim Charles

by Ishmael

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Ishmael // Slim Charles Split Single (Quickbeam 001)


released January 28, 2015

Ishmael is Nick Otte, Aaron Silberstein and Andy Werle

"Fraidy Cat"
by Ishmael
Produced by Jonathan Hape and Ishmael
Recorded at National Audio Preservation Society in Newark, Ohio by Jonathan Hape August 18th 2014
Additional Vocals/Guitars recorded at 630 Flushing Ave. in Brooklyn, New York by Aaron Silberstein December 2014
Mixed by Jonathan Hape

"In Life and in Light"
by Slim Charles
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Eric Castillo at Nada Recording Studio in New Windsor, NY July 2014

Cover Design by Alexis Gallo
Photography by Nick Pray



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Track Name: Fraidy Cat
Cold winter fire
Call once ring twice
Is your old promise alive
All rise
Will you come back
Remember us

Will the rain outside ever let up
long days just trying to forget your name
And all I wanted for us was never to come back

Was it alive
All this time simply waiting
Was it a lie
Something that we created

Keep your old ghosts
(haunt no more)
Breathe life into
(forgotten words)
Bring my home town
(down below)
Into the ground
Track Name: In Life and in Light (Slim Charles)
It’s the precision of the end that gets me every time.
Intercepting the event, washed in light and always in the moment.
No time to question or pretend that you don’t wonder what it’s worth.
I’ll wrap a length of rope around the dead tree in the garden
guiding life towards the sun and sinking into dirt with every rain that it sees.
Sometimes the long road clears your mind enough to know
you traded for fool’s gold after all.
We can shade it all we like, but we all fall into light.