NEW ALBUM BY CRAIG ROBERTSON RELEASED TODAY!

geiger counter cover

My newest album, MY HEART IS A GEIGER COUNTER, A BLACKBIRD IS MY SPIRIT ANIMAL is out today. It contains ten brand new original songs. The first song on the album is

MY HEART IS A GEIGER COUNTER

from the album MY HEART IS A GEIGER COUNTER, A BLACKBIRD IS MY SPIRIT ANIMAL

*Lyric looping: Certain words, ideas and catchphrases that are repeated and echoed in a group of songs.
*Exclusion zone: I love this term.
*How long?: Radiation levels around the plant remain so high that authorities do not expect the area to be inhabitable for between 180 and 320 years.
*The Elephant’s Foot could be the most dangerous piece of waste in the world.
*Thematic Metaphor: a metaphor that is echoed in every song on an album.

Instruments used on this album:

Acoustic guitars
Electric guitars
Electric Bass
Tres cubano
acoustic 12 string
concert ukulele
Minstrel banjo
bottle neck guitar
Moog bass synth
synthesizer
Rhythm programmer
Drum programmer

Recorded in Boston Ma
using Neumann and Shure microphones
and Steinberg Cubase and Wavelab.

mixed and mastered in Boston Ma

cover design by C. Robertson

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BUNCO SQUAD…the first cut from the album NOIR

bunco squad

The idea for the Song Collection “Noir” came about when I was searching through a list of Film Noir titles looking for something I hadn’t seen a million times. As I was reading the titles, I said to myself, “Damn! Some of these would make great song titles.”

So I decided to select a few of the the most visual and melodramatic and write songs around them. These are not based on the movies, they are just riffing off the titles. They are all original and, hopefully, hold together as a collection.

One of the cornerstones of Film Noir is the “femme fatale”; and this naturally plays a big role in these songs.

I hope you enjoy this Collection as much as I enjoyed writing and recording it.

BUNCO SQUAD

fom the album NOIR