Out of the Mists

by the Machine in the Garden

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Out of the Mists takes listeners on a journey through the many facets of the band and explores classical, electronic, goth, and ethereal genres. In their creative exploration, the band made a video for the haunting and melodic song, "The Unaware." Out of the Mists is both visually and musically rich, a stunning tour de force encompassing the band's emotional edge.


released December 1, 2000

engineered, mixed and produced by Roger Fracé and Summer Bowman
mastered by Dick Charles Mastering, New York City
layout and design by Summer Bowman
artwork by Arthur Rackham “The Fairy’s Tightrope,” “Ferdinand Hears the Fairy Music” and “Twilight Dreams”
photos of roger and summer by Donna Goertz

all songs written and performed by Roger Fracé and Summer Bowman except “Fates and Furies” and “Failure” written and performed by Roger Fracé, and “Oh Dear” and “Wasted Time” written and performed by Summer Bowman.


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The Machine in the Garden is a gothic/darkwave duo featuring Roger Fracé and Summer Bowman. Since their formation, Roger and Summer have developed and advanced their unique style through years of collaborating and intertwining their musical tastes.

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Track Name: The Unaware
the other sun is burning
as they bite inside
they will find you there
standing there

fighting with the sky tonight
i can't forget
why can't we see them
the always unaware

in the time of yearning
this place and energy
the smooth motion
of the trees
Track Name: Valentine
softly music plays in mine ear
whilst waves of laughter bring forth tears
but so i look on you fair and true
look back at me, ere i be blue

tis the play my heart draws near
the words, not verse, that are so dear
i give myself to you in my hands
this, our journey, to wonderland

gallant hearts collide in one
i hope you not let me be undone
on my life, you are a dream
i please you, be you what you seem?

speak you fair and tell me so
if you love me not, ere i'll go
but place a kiss on my gentle hand
and with you always i will stand
Track Name: Oh Dear
when the dreams have found you
i will guide you
to the doorway there

oh dear
oh my dear

when you see
right there
the doorway opens
and the clouds are there
don't worry so
i will guide you there
don't you worry so
i will guide you there
oh dear
Track Name: Failure
inventions are the figures of the mind
no way to cope with failure
not nearly ideal time
to illicit this behavior

regressions are the signs of changing style
these things we can endeavor
to keep with passing times
i have to cope with failure

what can i see
the same as you
i want to be
everything in you
what can you see
trying to copy you
everything to be
i am in you

processions are the easy path to smile
in line with all the others
not nearly ideal time
why should i even bother

repressions are what i live today
a lot of nothing
in my brain
i think i am a failure
Track Name: Rusty Haloes
cherubs with broken wings
the wind blows through their faces
i opened my mind to sing
their eyes grow colder still

angels that cannot sing
fly to greet the freed
pale faces of martyrs sting
hold hands in the clouds

waiting for the night to dawn
their words cling to our sorrows
when depths in days are gone
guilt dulls their rusty haloes

across their heartstrings
they sing out of tune
huddled around they cling
in the pouring rain

like snowflakes in the spring
the silence fades away
their screams begin to ring
deafening the ashes
Track Name: Every Thing She Is
night wonders are wilder
hiding higher up so low
stars glisten my tears away
sun evaporates the stains

if i can hold them
i will dream them
we will find them
they will fall
there's a place there
it will drown you
we will find them
they will fall

everything she thinks has
shattered something there again
nowhere can you look down
and find the piece in me

it's a blurred and vicious day
you'll never find it
you would find me inside again
how soon it crumbles

she sits
she dreams
she loves
she knows
she understands
she lives
she hates
she learns
she regrets
she stumbles
she hurts
she cannot remember
she is never the same
Track Name: Wasted Time
lost or stolen
truth in time
sits upon the hill
battered and frail thoughts
are falling in mine own
mine own house
is where i find them there
of the conscious clear
and told of far away
we have a place
where we can save them
the thoughts take me by
the dust keeps falling down
the wind takes their scent away
look in front
but never far behind
their faces shy away
they will take you there
you'll see them waiting
a breath upon your neck
the skin of our lives
waiting to find the one day
find the one place
know the meaning
of their wasted time
we are still wasting time
the nothing of the day
i waited so long
waited there but
nothing, nothing no one, nothing
will take away the wasted time
we wasted time
Track Name: Radiant
in my dreams
while light blinds me
the radiant sun
reborn before me

this phoenix of flame
and searing heat
boils my skin
and makes me bleed

the sun collapses
the fire collides
my eyes are burning
black star falling

in this consciousness
i am aware
of the power
that is everywhere

this burning flame
that i peer into
cleanses my soul
and purifies me through
Track Name: Her Face
her will she drove them
she needed them to
they never saw her
so gently she had fled

and you're calling home

so many nights have passed
and her face shown in the moon
something of nothing so beautiful
a dream years past

she riveted them all
a thousand and more there
the blood and the glory
all for the sake of her beauty
Track Name: Never Again
as the daylight dims
the dawning begins
another one to fall
i begin again
i know the day
when time runs together
shades of gray return
i feel again
the clouds shade the words
dreams blare aloud
eyes burn with tears
i drown again
walking in September
i left another place
clawing at the surface of the waves
circling and grasping
the truth finds me
moving against the darkness
never again
Track Name: Fade
beátam me dícent ómnes (all shall call me blessed)

around the leaves and willow wisps
the starlight fades out of the mists
there is a journey to find another
a distant place i will uncover

to pacify these aches and pains
and taste the warmth of a summer rain
in this swirl where memory exists
the stream flows away out of the mists

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