The Now And The Not Yet

by Motonaut

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I wrote these songs on guitar. When I started to record the songs I felt like I was retreading old territory. It was time to shake it up! I have always enjoyed the beauty and challenge of minimalism and I wanted to explore that further.

The music and the lyrics seemed to be in contrast to each other. That seemed to be a good starting point. I stumbled across a newly freed version of Propellerhead's Rebirth RB-338. It took a while to get a grip on it but it seemed to be the ticket. The limitations were very liberating. I decided that I would use the limitation of 2 drum machines and 2 mono synths and add 2 vocals, one male and one female. Thanks to Jesse for adding some killer vocals!

I promoted this release more than any previous outing which could be the reason it seemed be the most well received. An instrumental version of "Gravity" was even licensed by Red Bull Media Group U.K.

Thanks for listening,

m

downthelinezine.com/archives/motonaut-mike-indest-and-the-electro-pop-journey/ (Interview with Down The Line Magazine)

In a twisted way this is the kind of music I'd imagine the Apostle Paul would write.
www.banophernalia.com/reviews/music/artists_m.htm

The harmonies are precise, and the lyrics are thought provoking and meaningful.
downthelinezine.com/reviews/the-now-and-the-not-yet-by-motonaut/

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released October 8, 2008

All songs written by Mike Indest
Vocals by Jesse Maizlish and Mike Indest
Mastered by TW Walsh

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Mike Indest New Orleans, Louisiana

This is indie rock that says something without shouting or faux-whispering. - Radio Eclectic

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Track Name: Gravity
Maybe it's the weight of the world on my shoulders
Maybe it's the crushing hand of God
Maybe it's the fact that I'm getting older
And every second ticks away closer to the end

There's something more than gravity keeping me down

Maybe it's the lies that you told me
Maybe it's the way I don't forgive
Maybe it's the troubled times we've had before
That in my mind I always relive

There's something more than gravity keeping me down

Well I try to walk upright but it gets harder everyday
Either me or my surroundings bring me to my knees
Track Name: Sirens
How long will I ignore you before it goes away
How long will I ignore you before it goes away
Will you darken my heart
Will you darken my heart

It gets easier every time I turn away
To not feel like I'm wrong I'll sing along
With the sirens as they lead me to destruction

I know there's no life without you
I know there's nowhere I can go

It gets easier every time I turn away
To not feel like I'm wrong I'll sing along
With the sirens as they lead me to destruction
And the songs we sing sound so much better to my ears then your voice
I'll make a choice to ignore you while you're calling me home
Track Name: Everything
Here's my heart in a million pieces
It's my humble offering
Here's my heart in a million pieces

I can't give you everything

Here's my body it's a broken vessel
It ain't much but it's all I got
Here's my body it's a broken vessel

I can't give you what I'm not

I will give you everything I have but not yet
I'm not done being the chief of sinners
Track Name: I Can Move
Only when you know there's a way out
Can you dwell on things that seem so hopeless
Only when you know the mystery
Can you contemplate your own destruction

I Can Move

Only when you see your failures
Can you really see the not yet
Only when you throw your hands up
Can you really ever do anything

I Can Move

I'm only happy when it's all fucked up
I'm only happy when it hits the ground
I'm only happy when it's complicated and wrong

Only when you look outside you
Can you see how you fit in
Only when you quit holding on
Can you ever really grasp anything