"Project 2501" b​/​w Who Goes There?

by Absent Lovers

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It's a single.

The A-Side is a song about the film "Ghost in the Shell".

The B-Side is about a documentary starring Kurt Russell, Keith David and "The Thing".


released June 7, 2016

Dylan Marcone - Vocals, Guitar
Matthew Farrow - Bass, Backing Vocals
Andrew J. Smith - Guitars, Lyrics
Clay Bravo - Drums, Percussion

Produced by Absent Lovers

Mixed by Matt Horton at Post Pro Studios

Mastered by Jamie King at The Basement Studios

Artwork by Chris Larr



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Absent Lovers Raleigh, North Carolina

A post prog take on 80's inspired art rock with a sci-fi sense of brevity, a nod to new wave and a dystopian dose of heavy.


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Track Name: "Project 2501"

Was there a whisper - that you require
Found inside your ghost again?

Those noises in your brain just loose wires?
A human feeling that you can't pretend?

There's no need for your concerns to conspire
Every program has its problems to mend...


A new entity seeking its identity
Through the networks I've become aware

Copies don't give rise to variety
Originality still remains rare

Life perpetuates itself through diversity
Merging an improbable pair


I can hear it (I can hear it)
Oh, I can hear it
It's calling to me (calling to me)

Digital Lineage
How do I disengage?
And set this ghost free
Track Name: Who Goes There?
Across the ice, expanse of snow
It's moving fast, with miles to go
Now it's changed, it imitates
Towards the outpost, it won't hesitate
It's not a dog, it's just a Thing
And it will end us with the horror it brings

Left alone, late that night
It turns the dogs and we set it alight
Who goes there? I hear screaming
The beast we're seeing, I must be dreaming
Is there a sign, a blood test, or will we end up
With a mouth in our chest?

Lured it down - deep underground
We burned the camp straight down to the ground
It's growing dark, colder than
The fires took it, unless it pretends
Now it's you - or is it me?
We're left to freeze, while we wait and see