Shy Ghosts – CD Album


t.k. bollinger's Bummer opus – 13 Tracks/71 minutes

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This is t.k. bollinger’s bummer opus. This 13 track album will take you to new lows so that you can discover why life is worth the struggle and strife.

This album is neatly packaged in a cardboard sleave so it slots away discretely on those days you are glad to be alive… and it makes shipping quicker and easier so you get your tunes, pronto.


After misplacing his band in an ill-conceived teleportation experiment, t.k. bollinger retreated to the sweet isolation of his studio to summon forth more of the ghosts that haunted him. What emerged is this collection of slow, delicately arranged songs that speak of sorrow and loss, dementia and decay, fog and fear. Oh happy day!
The songs were arranged around 4 and 8 bar acoustic guitar chord patterns. Any development in the melody is left to Bollinger’s voice, which hatches musical themes reminiscent of heartrending Soul and dark Gregorian chant, as well as the lengthy doom tinged guitar solos which soar and plummet between the verses. This gives this music the impression of some ambling, yet beautiful, musical monster pieced together from inspiration, Bollinger freely admits, gleaned from Jason Molina’s sparse acoustic master piece “Let me go, Let me go, Let Me Go”, Gothic Country, Doom Metal and the soaring solos from Sigur Rós’ beautiful Ágætis Byrjun. A creature searching for answers to the eternal question, “why does suffering exist?” No clear answers emerge, other than we must keep walking and enjoy the brief insights and the occasional ray of hope that helps us to summon forth compassion for the shy ghosts that hide in our shadows.


1. All seems lost 07:04
2. The milk of human kindness 06:41
3. No more 04:26
4. Nothing at all 04:57
5. Habits defeat me 05:52
6. The limits of what we can love 03:35
7. Where has it all gone 06:18
8. ’til exhaustion or collapse 04:50
9. All I feel is cold 04:52
10. The body remains 05:23
11. If I’m not ashamed 05:26
12. Sad and broken 07:11
13. Flesh and bone 05:06.

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