Sad Robot E​.​P.

by dr_nothings

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about

the notion that robots + computers are entirely devoid of feelings can be traced back to biological prejudices well pre-dating the modern era. it is surprising that in this day + age we have not yet left behind these biases, but if we were to pay closer attention to the ever-present play of moods coursing underneath our screens + keyboards, we would see instantly how wrong we were.

in the spirit, then, of empathy between electric and animal souls – an EP for sad robots, melancholic cyborgs, bummer droids, &c. sounds designed to make the air move with dynamic precision, for your loud + quiet moments alike. emotions both human and digital – but nothing virtual, no simulations. all-real feels.

no humans or robots were harmed in the making of this EP, but I did break a guitar string + 2 Microkorg keys

credits

released January 1, 2014

all songs written, produced, + recorded by Daniel Bogar Rasch

except the guitar on "September 4," which was played by Evan Bogar Rasch

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Track Name: Colourphotograph
(( 。o O o 。o O o h ))

the cat's in the bag and the bag's in the river
the world outside is covered with snow
you're in a shirt and shorts in the dead of winter
covered in color from head to toe

won't you won't you tell me something
what're those looks you're shootin' my way?
the ones I'm used to shootin' at you
you're makin' em too + they're makin' my day

don't go away – please stay!

today I woke up + the sun saw through me
it melted all the snow + the spring came in
+ I'm remembering the winter when you never really knew me
colors on the snow + your bare white skin

won't you won't you tell me something
what were those smiles you threw my way?
the ones I used to smile at you
when just seein' you would make my day

don't go away – please stay!

(( 。o O o 。o O o h ))
Track Name: Satellite
we've been here before, I know that tone
something tells me I should stay
when your lips say to leave you alone
I'm sorry that I said those things to you
I'm sorry that I don't call
I'm sorry that we even had to end up here at all

you're calling, but I'm not home
or at least that's what I hope you'll think
as I sit still by the phone
you call me + you call me back again
I'm sorry I won't pick up
I'm sorry, I just need some space, some time

sometimes I think it would be better
to see this through by written letter
that way I'd never have to hear you cry
but to hear your voice when I get sad
makes everything not half so bad
perhaps it's best that our words can fly
by satellite – oh, by circuit high, by satellite!

I never had a love that I could hold
or anything that I could call my own
but now I'm scared that you're gonna fold
cause whatever's been holding us together I've sure worn thin
and the weather's looking bad
but whatever, we'll still have the times we had
(right?)

sometimes I think it would be better
to see this through by written letter
that way I'd never have to hear you cry
but to hear your voice when I get sad
makes everything not half so bad
perhaps it's best that our words can fly
by satellite – oh, by circuit high, by satellite!
Track Name: To Bits
baby I'm trying to make love but I can't make it worth your while
baby I'm trying so hard just to smile
babe the summer dragged on like a shitty love song
but I knew if I could see you again everything would be right
or at least that's what I said (in my head) til tonight

we always made sense
in the future tense
but the time it wore on
+ now that you're gone
I'm not sure that you had the patience

baby time is hell + loss + becoming alone
baby the devil's a cellular phone
+ tho time spent apart may make fonder the heart
I've been worn thin by the time, there's not much left of me
+ I know that you still care (even though I'm not there)
I'm just not sure that I'm up to being what you want me to be

we always made sense
in the future tense
but the time it wore on
+ now that you're gone
I'm not sure that you had the patience

no, we always made sense
in the future tense
but the present takes time
+ you want none of mine
+ that's fine.
Track Name: September 4
we broke up
I changed my sheets
I bought some pot
we haven't talked in weeks
and we said we were taking a break – what a cruel thing to take!

I fell in love
6 or 7 times
+ with every one
I thought I'd made up my mind
but the whole time I still thought of you – what a fool thing to do!
+ thought maybe if you felt that way too

you care enough
to stay in touch
you care enough
but not that much

well nowadays
we're doing just fine
we still get high
we've drawn a real cool line
yeah we're close, but we're still staying friends – is this how this ends?
yeah we're close, but this still feels like pretend

you care enough
to stay in touch
you care enough
but not that much

(we broke up
but we still talk
we drew a line
in September's chalk)
Track Name: Mantis
something awful's bound this way
I wonder if it will arrive today
(rouséd slumber, bored hell-dogs wake)

I feel magical, my dear
everything is so perfectly clear
when I am terrified
when I am wise

why do you close your eyes?
why do you close your eyes?