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Karmatrain

by Outside In

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Outside In's Debut album Karmatrain on exquisite double vinyl.

    Includes:
    - Bonus track 13. Man Behind the Curtain
    - Digital download
    - Album lyric postcard download

    Includes unlimited streaming of Karmatrain via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Outside In's Debut album Karmatrain on CD.

    Thank you so much for supporting our project!

    Includes:
    - Cardboard sleeve+album artwork
    - Signed A3 poster
    - Bonus track 13. Man Behind the Curtain
    - Digital download

    Includes unlimited streaming of Karmatrain via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    Black t-shirt with flame colour tie-dye pattern featuring Outside In Logo
    Modelled by Elliot ❤️
    Tie-dyed in the bath by your boi Mikey
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  • OI Tee Bundle #2
    Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    1 x Karmatrain CD
    1 x The Nature of Dreams CD
    1 x Signed and numbered poster
    1 x Badge
    1 x Short sleeve tee (Black)

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  • OI Tee Bundle #1
    Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    1 x Karmatrain CD
    1 x The Nature of Dreams CD
    1 x Signed and numbered poster
    1 x Long sleeve tee

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1.
Let Me Go 04:53
1. Let Me Go I know that you are still in there somewhere deep inside. Sit by the table by candle light. I see your face but can’t hear what you say. I stood in your doorway. I see your face distorting through the glass. The candle light trickles down the steps and to the path. Rattle around in your big empty house like somebody else. Chorus: I live my life in your doorway. I’m still the same, I never changed, I’m still slaving away. I can never leave you, I’m chained here you know. Open the door, let the light out. Let me go. I’m turning into a stranger in my home. Bottles that blur all the days into one. I still remember how long you were gone. What will you become? Chorus I’m holding on for a miracle. To find my way back to your bed, to your light, to your home. Forever trapped as your slave and your ghost. Open the door. Let me go.
2.
Blue Dragon 05:50
2. Blue Dragon Blue Dragon, can you hear me? Blue Dragon listen well. Your tower on the mountain glistens in the sun while we gather like the clouds on the horizon. We are many, we are people. We are every beating heart and we will tear this ivory tower apart. Chorus: There are two sides to every storyteller, and every faded colour returns to green. Blue Dragon, empty promise never trickled down. Everything must change! Blue Dragon are you listening? Blue Dragon can you hear me now? How dare you stand there on the mountain with your self-appointed crown. How dare you elevate yourself and hold me down. Chorus I follow the moon into the forest, I live and I die one thousand lives and dream of coming home. I fly like a bird into the sunshine, turn into dust and blow away, and dream of coming home. Home.
3.
3. Echoes & Stepping Stones Behind the corner another greasy handshake waits, another deal to make, that the little guy will lose. The further up the chain you go, slipperier becomes the slope, but I will follow only where the flowers grow. We will separate and intertwine, sometimes the road is hard to find. Choose the stones you will leave behind. For the moment I see through your way, the world was your game and I was played. Take me apart and put me back again. Chorus: I will follow echoes and stepping stones, til I lose my way, lose my shadow. Interpretation, watered-down and retold, will not carry me home. I follow the echoes and stepping stones. But who will hold them to account? These faceless psychopathic money-men who hold the keys and won’t let us out. It’s far too easy to misread the scrolls. Forget illusions of control, turning into something colourful. Follow the echoes, follow the words and stepping stones. I am the whisper of the trees, I am the song the birds will sing, storm is boiling over now... Leaving a shadow. Take me to pieces. I have forgotten. Do you remember? See through illusion, only for moments, behind the curtain. Do you remember? Follow the echoes, follow stepping stones, I have forgotten. Do you remember?
4.
Bridges 05:23
4. Bridges I am reborn after the storm. Washed up on the shore, no looking back, can never return. The journey ends and starts again. Clearly see the road ahead. See the circle for the first time. So long ago we passed this place. Caught up in the endless chase. So fast the wheel turns.  Chorus: Limited by the sky drawn on the wall. Let the dam overflow, let the bridges fall. I am where past and future join! I am both sides of the same coin, ever turning in the middle. Chorus I’m starting over now I have seen, I have been before. I’m starting over now, I have seen! I have been beyond the point of no return, to unlearn what I have learned - No more fighting, let the circle turn. I am reborn after the storm. I am washed up on the shore, disconnected from (I know!) the shell I was before. Chorus I am reborn after the storm. Seeing everything for the first time. Not a picture of the sky, not a painting on the wall. No longer fighting the fall. Sink to the bottom of the water and wash up on the shore. See the beauty in this emptiness and starting again. I’m starting again. Chorus
5.
5. Morning Warning Morning warning. Sky is falling. Softly creeping sunlight washing over me. Washing over me. Morning warning. It’s finally dawning and I’m too busy crawling to another day. Keep it moving. Keep your head down. Keep consuming at the usual rate! Chorus: Let go of the dreams that you held on to for so long you thought that they were a part of you and made you who you are. Soon you’ll watch them float away on the wind and fall, like they were never anything at all. Darkness eating from the Outside In. Search for pleasures of the ego and of skin. Where the smoke creeps through the trees across the sleeping valley. Where the bells and the warning calls are drowned out by cicadas singing, and it’s deafening and comforting like what you will do to me is a catastrophe. Chorus Singing softly now, I can hardly remember the sound. We have met before, we will return, we will be back around. I held the key in my hand, I held the key up to the lock, but never turned the key inside. I only hide when opportunity knocks, I only turn a blind eye. Morning warning the sky is falling! I will be back to remind you that you turned your eye to this burning sky! Good luck and goodbye!
6.
The Lake 04:32
6. The Lake Run away. Talking to myself again, seems like yesterday we were talking about leaving the desert plane. Before years that slip away disappear without a trace - will we ever see The Lake? Chorus: I am so ingrained in daily business, I take these games too seriously the longer I play. We keep flattering our senses. This coloured cloth so useless becomes so hard to give away. Will we ever see The Lake? Distant water always calling me. Echoes from the past. When I left a thousand lives ago I thought that this would be the last, but now the songbird sings familiar songs, forgotten dreams, will we ever see? Chorus The boatman calls for me to join him and push out from the beach. The past that haunted me, the weight around my mind has been released. In the stillness we are floating, we are awake. Take me further from the desert into The Lake! Will we ever see?
7.
7. The Garden of Light Have you ever seen the patterns hidden in plain sight? Every living organism reproduce, feed and fight, in The Garden of Light. I have been to every banquet, survived each poison I tried. My hungry spirit wanders empty. Lost in thought, I lost my mind, in The Garden of Light. And the world seems broken, if you focus on the pieces! Have you ever seen the sun tear into the sky? Have some patience, it’s only a lifetime standing waiting in line, in The Garden of Light. In The Garden - we are alive! And the world seems broken, if you focus on the pieces. If this isn’t what we wanted - why are we letting it happen again? We have wandered from the path and further away from the world we want. In The Garden there’s not enough, the patterns before you dance in the dark. And the world seems broken, if you focus on the pieces. If this isn’t what we wanted - why are we letting it happen again?
8.
Mushrooms 05:34
8. Mushrooms I live in a shell, it fits me well, keeps me on the ground, inside I’m spinning round. Today I’m dropping out. Pretty colours on the screen pull me in and comfort me. Follow the river downstream towards a solitary tree, and wait there for me. “Is this really all that it means to be alive?”I call out of the window of my shell. This paper, worthless, we agree, has bought and sold democracy for a piece of pie we cannot eat, eye on a prize we’ll never see. Your god is your greed. “Is this really all that it means to be alive?” I call out of the window into the night. There’s a tree standing by a river. When the night is right... There’s a tree standing by a river, I am The Wolf when the moon is bright and full...and the moon is bright and full! Take your time at the tree by the river.
9.
The Ferryman 05:35
9. The Ferryman Slow down, focus, be still, progress. These are the stories we tell ourselves, talking to reflections. These are the teachings passing down, sending the same old message: flow like the water, sink like a stone. Slow down, focus. Always the same, all ways the same - old friend do you remember? Chorus: Feels good to be afraid, to feel alive on the centre line.  Now that the chains have finally gone, so used to them I can’t move at all. Drag this same old Karma around watching time evolve. These are the stories we tell ourselves - you know the bags I carry round. Now we run in circles on the ground. We all fall down. Chorus Stepping through the mirror a reflection of myself. We live our lives inside two worlds in parallel. We are connected and the wheel turns on the centre line. Always running away, tell your secrets to me, of being everywhere and nowhere all the time. Into transparent green, into worlds unseen. No matter how far you run - there you are. Clinging on to the chain, dragging this Karmatrain, drifting away from the centre, turn the wheel. Flow like the water, sink like a stone - it’s not easy. Wait for the wind that carries you home - it’s not easy. Flow like the water, sink like a stone - it’s not easy. Harness the storm, capture the wave - it’s not easy. Flow like the water, sink like a stone - it’s not easy. Wait for the wind that carries you home - it’s not easy.
10.
10. Pass On The Flag I am getting tired standing at the foot of this mountain high. I am leaving in the morning. I don’t want to live a life of wondering what might have been, while another day goes by. Chorus: You are pieces of sand from the universe, forever running round the track chased by horses. I am getting tired, beautiful this ride, your fingertips - a punch to my mind! Overshadowed by a mountain, I am riding through the dark, you set the wheels in motion, then you jump on. Sailing into the dark the path becomes clear. Let go the reigns, let go of fear. Beautiful cities of glass left far behind. So convincing and all consuming with nothing inside. And you Pass On The Flag... Down where the blue meets the green by the sea, that’s where I’ll be, that’s where I’ll be. Where the ships meet the horizon and disappear off the edge, that’s where I’ll be. Red stones scattered with white bones slip through your fingers, under the cliff by the sea. Where the roaring waves will come. You are pieces of sand from the universe, forever running round the track chased by horses. You are no passenger - you are the ride! We are travellers seeking light.
11.
Om 05:11
11. Om Water flows to the ocean and I know it will return as rain and we are the raindrops, time is pain. Healing and opening the same wound again, let the water wash it away. Teach me, sing to me, show me everything and please wash away this disease. Chorus: No beginning and there is no end, only spirals and cycles my friend. Listen to the water laughing. Hear the voice of my father, the voice of my son, leave behind this shell I have outgrown. I surrender to the water and The Om.  Light and shadow touch my face the same way, still I cannot separate them. Pictures of the unknown, these flowers no longer grow along my path and I will carry on and I will laugh. Chorus The flower that slowly blooms inside to reveal what was there all along, brings the ending of the night, every voice will sing the same song. Leave these scars and wounds behind that I thought were part of me. Watch them float away on the wind like they were never anything. Chorus
12.
12. I Am Not The One I want to be part of the forest, leave this grey world behind. I am. I want to be part of the forest like a bug on a leaf. Blur into one single sound where I live and feel and breathe. I am the roaring river now, coming down the mountain! Chorus: Do you know what you’re looking for? You can have anything that you want, anything at all. My dearest friend I thought I could give you the answer. How I wanted to save you, but I am not the one. The seeds from the sacred tree are scattered across our reality. Returning to where I’m from, beyond the edge of reason. I want to be part of the forest like the bird becomes the tree. The way that a dew drop from a flower finds its way into the sea. I am the roaring river now, coming down the mountain! Hear the echoing of the song bird, so familiar the call. Sing the songs we so long had forgotten, we remember them all.  I am the roaring river now coming down the mountain! Chorus I am, I will, leave myself behind.

credits

released May 29, 2020

OUTSIDE IN:
Mikey Brown: Vocals / Lyrics / Synth / Keys / Guitar
Jonnie Barnard: Guitar
Adam Tobeck: Drums
Elliott Seung Il Park: Bass
Joe Park: Guitar

Graham Bell: Additional Guitar on Let Me Go,
Blue Dragon, The Lake, The Garden of Light,
Mushrooms, Pass On The Flag, Man Behind the Curtain

All songs written by Mikey Brown, Jonnie Barnard and Outside In

Mixed & Mastered by Dave Rhodes
Produced by Jonnie Barnard

Drums recorded at Ellamy Studios by Louis Bernstone
Bass and guitars recorded by Jonnie Barnard
Vocals recorded by Mikey Brown

Album photos by James Fyfe
Graphic Design by Mikey Brown

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Outside In Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland prog-rockers Outside In invite you on an engrossing journey through a spectrum of emotions and sounds – from intense grit, gloom and poignancy to potent and climatic psychedelic euphoria.

The five piece produce an exhilarating sound that plays with a range of time signatures and non-traditional song structures.

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