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Galaxy Overmind

by Karl Mohr Audio-Yo

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Hold out your hand - I got a little present with a ribbon just for you. Put your little hand a little closer into the light. Well, it could be worms, but it could be chocolate so reach in, take a bite. Yeah, lots of human love when you got one! Hold out your hand - I've got a flaming human head behind my back. Or maybe I'm the one on fire so grab my human head before it falls into your lap. I don't want to frighten you away. Yeah, lots of human love when you got one! Yeah, lots of human, lots of human! Hold out your hand - you've been eating dirty maggots all day long. Well, keep on chewing - they only hurt you when you vomit. I hear blood for experiments happens all the time: this doctor needs a patient so be patient while I eat you. Yeah, lots of human love when you got one! Yeah, lots of human, lots of human!
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I'm looking for you at the edge of the world. I'm chasing demons through picture windows. I'm looking for you at the edge of the world. I'm chasing demons through ticking explosives. I'm looking for you at the edge of time. I'm looking for time. I'm looking for mine. I'm looking for you - the source of my lifeline. In the meantime, I'm using my bloodline. I'm climbing inside your spirit. It's so nice to be home. I'm so glad I've found you at the edge of the world. I look at you and I see myself. These things are real in the present tense.
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06:16
You can go downtown but you ain't got a place to play. You can go downtown but you ain't got a place to stay. You can drive all night from town to town and bustin' up and gettin' down and screwin' up and speedin' up and drivin' fast and throwin' up. You can go downtown but you ain't got a place to play. You can go downtown but you ain't got a place to stay. You can drive all day right through the wind, right through the day with a bottle o' gin. You can soak the rays. You can soak all day. You can go downtown but you ain't got a place to stay. You can go downtown but you ain't got a place to play. Highway! Hit the highway! Yes, you are sleeping in your car cuz you have to. Drive your car - off of the gravel! Drive your car - onto the highway! Drive your car - faster! Faster! Come and catch me. Try to match me. You'll be blown away by a sonic boom. Just like that. You can go downtown but you ain't got a place to play. You can go downtown but you ain't got a place to stay. You can go downtown but you ain't got a place to play cuz the only place for you is the highway.
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Know your name and know your number - hold it on up for love. Study your roots, your family tree - water it well for love. Strap on, zip on your uniform - button it up for love. Lose your life but know your name - and write it down for love. In this age of information computer words are for computer ears. Weave together your ethical shreds. Gather together your responsible friends. In your heart there's a history - hold it on up for love. In your soul there's a mystery - hold it on up for love. In your bed you clutch and gasp - sweat it all out for love. In your church you take the vows - and give it all up for love. In this age of information computer words are for computer ears. Information networks are accelerating every year. Fibre optic rockets sending information worldwide, send to me a glowing postcard - let me know you're still alive. This is your freedom. This is your fence. This is your doorway. This door is locked. In this age of information put your hand in mine. I prefer human contact to virtual reality every time. Fibre optic rockets sending information worldwide, send to me a glowing parcel - let me know you're still alive. In this age of information computer words are for computer ears. Weave together your ethical shreds. Gather together your responsible friends. Hold your hammer you computer smasher - smash it on up for love. Hold your axe you computer hacker - hack it on up for love. We’re looking for the CPU: we want to disconnect you. We want to see light - informative light. We want to shake hands with human hands. Use your hammer you computer smasher - smash it on up for love. Use your axe you computer hacker - and hack it on up for love. Hack it to bits.
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03:18
Words don't flow, they electrify. Let your soul consume your mind. The black is back - it's right on time: in your ears a loop will grind. Make your mind a conscious friend: close your eyes and time will bend. Overmind. Overmind! Overmind! Fill our hearts! Beat in time! Every god! Every world! Collapse a bit! Expose yourself!
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You've become the only one. You've become the only fun. Life is hell while you're away. Everyday gets better - it's one day closer. Sacred. Holy. Naked. Lonely. God, what I've become while missing you. When you went across the sea you took with you a piece of me. I'm half the man I used to be. Bring me back a skirt and a box of tea. I sit for hours and contemplate this ghastly food on my dining room plate. Oh, sure I could eat but I'm never quite full. Sweetheart, you make me famously famished. Sacred. Holy. Naked. Lonely. Look what good has come of missing you. Sacred. Holy. Patient. Lonely. God, what I've become while missing you. I've looked for you in everyone. I'm finding most people incredibly dull. You're coming home in twenty-five nights now. My heart's delight, my heart's alight now.
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A major milestone release for Karl Mohr Audio-Yo, the fifth album Galaxy Overmind (1993-1995) sets an extraterrestrial techno-industrial world alight with grinding songs of dystopian iconoclasm and anguished precognitive future shock. Featuring the Canadian campus hits "Highway" and "Famously Famished", this sequencer-directed energy blast - newly-remastered - will appeal to fans of Alien Sex Fiend, Sigue Sigue Sputnik, Billy Idol, Nitzer Ebb, Ministry and Nine Inch Nails.

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released February 16, 2018

ALL TITLES WRITTEN, PERFORMED, ENGINEERED,
EDITED, MIXED, MASTERED & PRODUCED BY KARL MOHR.

SELECTED RECORDINGS FROM 1993-1995
PUBLISHED BY MULTIBEAT MUSIC (SOCAN) AND
REMASTERED FOR TAPE LIFE RECORDS IN 2017.

FEMALE VOICE ON 07 BY ANASTASIA DILLON.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY ERIK MOHR. DESIGN BY SITUATSI.
SPECIAL THANKS: S. ABIAD, QUEEN’S STUDIO D,
K. KONDO, E. MOHR, I. REVELL, V. MARCONE.

BPM VALUES ARE APPROXIMATE AND MAY DRIFT.

TAPE LIFE RECORDS / TL 1005
FOR MORE INFO VISIT: TAPELIFE.COM/TL1005
℗ 2017 TAPE LIFE RECORDS.
© 2017 TAPE LIFE RECORDS.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. MADE IN CANADA.

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Karl Mohr Audio-Yo Toronto, Ontario

From 1988-1998 Karl Mohr released music under the name Karl Mohr Audio-Yo. With a staggering recorded output - 35 cassette releases plus additional albums on CDs and vinyl - Tape Life Records has curated this loud and prodigious Audio-Yo period into a definitive 8-volume archive. ... more

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