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billykirsch

 Genre: Shoegazer

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With Tokai.

This is a song about letting go.

Steve added the beautiful strokes of color. You'll soon recognize what guitars are his: the ones that open your skull like a tin can.

Thanks Karen and Michael for the early listen and kindness.

Thanks Tokai san, you put wings to this one bro.

(Image borrowed without permission from this Living Antenna post - Everything I have)
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Lyrics
every cane I am walking
every flag I am tearing down
every dream about you that you never knew

every shoe that I'm fishing
every wreck I am swimming to
every sunset stopped in a traffic light

every ocean I'm kissing
every wind I am asking to
every silence I'm keeping so you understand
I give you everything

every letter I'm closing
every window I'm jumping from
every door I leave open so you can stay

every stone I am kicking
every street that's pouring down
every rain I am waiting to take you out

every hangman I exiled
every ghost that I killed
every hour I'm spinning in perfect clouds
I give you everything

'cause it's all I'll ever gonna have
Song Stats
Hits: 4092
Comments: 82
Fans: 51
Plays: 208
Downloads: 81

Uploaded: Nov 29, 2011 - 09:55:07 PM
Last Updated: Mar 02, 2012 - 04:51:51 PM Last Played: May 14, 2017 - 05:29:19 PM
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magnatone said 2038 days ago (November 29th, 2011)
Everything
oh wow Billy - I've loved this song since the first time you sent it to me to listen to, but I haven't heard Steve's additions until right now - and - oh wow!! I just think this song is so special - thoughtful, rich, forlorn genuine. My skull is opened like a tin can! thanks you guys, for a very special experience!
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billykirsch said 2037 days ago (November 30th, 2011)
Additions
Steve added the spices the song needed. When I first sent the previous version to you I didn't know if I was going to post it. It is different now.
Thank *you* Karen.
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Kicbal said 2038 days ago (November 30th, 2011)
Genre Defined
Very nice entry to the genre. Excellent dissonant intro. Love the build at 1:30. Each section of this song fits to the whole and yet is so cool on its own. Yeah those washy walls of haunting guitar are amazing. Really nice lyrics and well sung. Kind of wished for a bigger finish before the outro but still a great listen. Downloaded!
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billykirsch said 2037 days ago (November 30th, 2011)
Genre
I didn't know the genre existed until michael2 posted a song under it some time ago. This was too slow for psychedelic I guess.
The ending... yeah, it crossed my mind to follow the inertia like @1:30, but then I felt that was a little bit too repetitive. May be in the live version we can do that ;-)
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HermanoDani said 2037 days ago (November 30th, 2011)
Hola Mostro!!!!!
Por fin una nueva canción!!! Hacía rato que no te escuchaba, está buena. Y está muy buena la ilustración que le pusiste. Te mando un abrazo, a ver cuándo hablamos
billykirsch said 2037 days ago (November 30th, 2011)
Hermano Dani
Hola aparato! Si, hacía rato que no salía nada como la gente. Mucho laburo y cambios, un poco cansado (se nota en la canción no cierto?). Pero la verdadera razón es que me hice adicto al solitario (ya estoy dejando el vicio ;-).

Al final siempre es bueno hacer un poco de música y de a poco algo sale.

Te llamo pasado mañana.

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Daugrin said 2037 days ago (November 30th, 2011)
Splendid time!
Thank you for this verbie mystery, Cohen would be proud! Grand production guys.

Daug
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billykirsch said 2037 days ago (November 30th, 2011)
Time
Great to know you enjoyed it Daug.
You mean the Cohen brothers right? (kidding). Just flattered that the name crossed your mind.

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rok41 said 2037 days ago (November 30th, 2011)
Everything
What a great collab! Killer original concept, vocal and lyrics...I really, really enjoyed this! Downloaded!
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billykirsch said 2037 days ago (November 30th, 2011)
Rok
Thanks for the download man. The ultimate act of real enjoyment :-)

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gadzooks said 2037 days ago (November 30th, 2011)
Everything
Fantastic opening ... love the vocals and lyrics. Solid production and mix (cool drums and bottom)... great guitar coloring! This is well made!!
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billykirsch said 2037 days ago (November 30th, 2011)
Mix
I always struggled to get the bottom end right. I think it helps that I finally found a way to stop my room from lying acoustically to me.
Thanks for the comment!
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richard13 said 2037 days ago (November 30th, 2011)
Wow!
I like "everything" about this. The overall tone and feel, your ennui-filled vocal, wonderful lyrics, and some subtle, but definitely skull-opening guitar work. Really, really fine work. Thanks for the d/l.
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billykirsch said 2037 days ago (November 30th, 2011)
Ennui
Nice word to describe it. That feeling was my main concern: too devoid of vitality. But then, I didn't find a better way to sing it. Just hoped that the music would grab some ears.
Thank *you* for the d/l.
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PaulaMunk said 2037 days ago (November 30th, 2011)
Oh, my..
this is soulful and entrancing. What a lovely sound! Vocals are understated as they should be. Contemplative and endearing lyrics. Beautiful. Thanks, guys.
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billykirsch said 2037 days ago (November 30th, 2011)
Charlene
Entrancing sounds like a good thing to me, although there are a couple of sections that try to get you out of there. It's nice to know what you felt Char. Thanks.
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Feter said 2037 days ago (November 30th, 2011)
Everything
nice work !
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billykirsch said 2037 days ago (November 30th, 2011)
Feter
So cool of you to stop by man. Hope all is going well.
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dave_b said 2037 days ago (November 30th, 2011)
Everything
I like the existentialist lyric. Not too hard to let go when everything is absurd. The pensive music displays the sorrow that comes with this realization. Really well done!
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billykirsch said 2037 days ago (November 30th, 2011)
Dave
So cool you always express what a song tells to you. And I love the way you see it.
Thanks for the reflection.

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shavingronaldscar said 2037 days ago (November 30th, 2011)
!
A definite fave! I could be biased, in that pretty much anything in 7/4 achieves deity status in my mind (I LOVE that time signature, and this groove is wicked). But seriously, this is a killer tune. Just short enough to leave a guy wanting more, too. Much respect!
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billykirsch said 2037 days ago (November 30th, 2011)
7/4
Always wanted to do something in some weird time signature. 7/4 seemed to be the most accessible after 3/4 (well, that's not a weird one at all). 5/4 could be fun too I guess. But I'm just starting to learn. Les (Kloo) is the master.
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Macaudion said 2037 days ago (November 30th, 2011)
deep dark and fully relevant
...chunky goodness! totally digging it! mighty fine!

thanks guys! and thanks for the traveler, too!

M

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billykirsch said 2037 days ago (November 30th, 2011)
Traveler
It's great to know that somehow this pile of sounds transported you somewhere for a short moment.
Thank you!
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lavalamp said 2037 days ago (November 30th, 2011)
EXCELLent
Firstly, your voice sounds great. The bass is nice, and thumpy. Drums are spot on.

This is so professional. Radio ready as they say.

LL
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billykirsch said 2037 days ago (November 30th, 2011)
Lava
Thanks man. I got a couple of KRK5 monitors and that helped a lot (well, first I had to find the right spot to listen to them). Now I don't have to go to the car to have an idea how a mix sounds. But I'm still learning; the next track could be sonic garbage.
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EEFliess said 2037 days ago (November 30th, 2011)
a very lightly flowing...
trip of whimsy you have there! Very beautifully done all the way around!!!
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billykirsch said 2037 days ago (December 1st, 2011)
Psychedelic 60's
I didn't think of this song as a homage to the late 60's until you mentioned the idea in the forums; but an influence is, in some way, a homage.
I was immersed in the music and the story of Skip Spence during the last summer and it made a huge impact in the way I feel about music right now. I thought a lot about his music while working on this one.
So, this could be considered a homage to him and those wild times.

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tokai said 2037 days ago (November 30th, 2011)
Hey Mate.
You know my feelings about this moving tune, it moved me to pick up the strat which has been neglected for a long time now. I see you tweaked it yet again. Spot on mix.
Thanks for being a good friend man, until the next one!
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billykirsch said 2036 days ago (December 1st, 2011)
My friend
This is a thousand times more powerful now than it was before you cleaned up your brushes. Can't say thanks enough.
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carbon said 2037 days ago (November 30th, 2011)
everything
gives me a sense of sadness and hope, somehow simultaneously. amazing song billy and steve, inspiring really. thanks for sharing this.
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billykirsch said 2036 days ago (December 1st, 2011)
Sadness and hope
That was exactly the way I felt when writing the lyrics, but the lyrics don't say much of what was going on. Amazing.
Thank you for taking this.
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Les_Kloo said 2037 days ago (November 30th, 2011)
Everything
Really impressed by the down vocal delivery. Excellent mood setting. The skull opening guitar parts were choice. I started to patch up my skull but then started reading the lyrics, and my brain fell out. That doesn't happen too often. A real tapestry of subtle sounds. Restrained. Great piece from the collab supreme team.
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billykirsch said 2036 days ago (December 1st, 2011)
Les
It's great to have you around man. You made me laugh loud :-)
BTW, I'm still trying to count up to 13 with Snark (I can barely count 7): E'himpo'hible (translation: it's impossible).
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alackbass said 2037 days ago (November 30th, 2011)
Everything
Great track! Truly original song! Amazing atmosphere! Production and mix are pro all the way!
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billykirsch said 2036 days ago (December 1st, 2011)
Andrew
Thanks a lot man. -Your- mixes are awesome.
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867-5309 said 2037 days ago (November 30th, 2011)
collab.
good collaboration !
Very bright ~ sinewy & relaxing.
Glancing downward my burlington polo boots are looking and feeling way warmer now.
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billykirsch said 2036 days ago (December 1st, 2011)
Bootgazing
Haha! You may have just baptized a new genre!
Thanks for the listen and the great sense of humor.
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TvRicky said 2037 days ago (November 30th, 2011)
"Every dream about you that you never knew"
I like your raspy vocals.Dragging the lyrics along...Deep..Intro fantastic..real groove..sing it my man..musical magic...drums are in beautiful position..mellow funky and fresh. I 'm ZIPPED!

TvRicky
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billykirsch said 2036 days ago (December 1st, 2011)
Zip Avenue
I like that line a lot too. And great real time comment. Always wanted to do something like that: takes me too long to write comments.
BTW, nice concept you have in here. I'll have to take a walk on Zip Avenue one of these days (may be when it rains).
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paul f. page said 2037 days ago (November 30th, 2011)
Dreamy
This song has such a dreamy quality to it: relaxed from verse to verse with some very interesting instrumental interpolations along the way, each time causing a little surprise and extending the dream. I very much like the simplicity of the message in the text, too, and the minimalist vocal approach, both in the singing and in the very limited range of notes used. What bothers me somewhat is the pitch of the vocal throughout the number: you have such a loose approach to your singing that it often suffers from being below the pitch. It's probably the effect you wanted, but to my ears it just begs for a bit more clarity. ...
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billykirsch said 2036 days ago (December 1st, 2011)
Dreamy
or perhaps nightmarish? ;-) Too bad that pitch got constantly in the middle of what was intended to be a dream. I hear what you hear too but, as you said, it is just the way I felt to sing it.
Thanks for the sincere comment Paul.

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michael2 said 2037 days ago (December 1st, 2011)
excellent
this sounds phenomenal. I really liked what you sent me to listen to earlier, but it really is much better now. the Tokai additions are perfect. I already gave you a detailed list of what I loved, but man I love how your voice sounds in this one. great track guys.
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billykirsch said 2036 days ago (December 1st, 2011)
Michael
Thanks man for the initial analysis of the track. Really helped me to regain some perspective and (try to) correct some things.
It feels good to me that Steve's sounds washed away a little bit of what you already dissected, so you can enjoy this again with fresher ears.
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smokey bacon jnr said 2037 days ago (December 1st, 2011)
loveliness!
This is lush and lovely shoegazingness! Brilliant. Nothing more to say.
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billykirsch said 2036 days ago (December 1st, 2011)
Smokey
Glad to know you liked it man.
Thanks a lot for stopping by and leaving the nice words.
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TobinMueller said 2036 days ago (December 1st, 2011)
Lyrical poetry
I totally dig your lyrics. Just the right balance of metaphor, irony, visual paint, sense of searching and angst. Not sure of the music brings out everything I read in them. I do like the one climactic moment. The overall weight of exhaustion and lack of diction feeds a single concept, but I dig the lyrics so much, I feel like their washed underneath it all. Not sure, but this is my initial impression. Consider a different setting for the text, as an experiment?
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billykirsch said 2036 days ago (December 1st, 2011)
Tobin
Thanks for your thoughtful comment. This one started from the music, so thinking about a different setting for the words is a little bit challenging to me right now. I guess I need to take some distance. I had a lot of doubts about this one and needed some kind of reassurance (and contributions) from friends (macjammers and not) to give me permission to move forward and post it.
A song is never finished though. I'll keep your kind words in mind.

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ShadowofNine said 2036 days ago (December 1st, 2011)
Everything
Every once in awhile a song comes along that grabs and won't let go, this is one of them, Bravo...
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billykirsch said 2036 days ago (December 1st, 2011)
Prehistoric Shadow
It feels warmer around here now. Thanks a lot Dave.
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drakonis said 2036 days ago (December 1st, 2011)
alternative shoes
very distinct catchy style, beautifully sparse, but keeps "coming in waves of color". Lovely disenchanted singing, strangely jumbled thoughts that provoke lyrics (or vice versa), and delicious music and guitar work. Yup, this is very good you two!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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billykirsch said 2036 days ago (December 1st, 2011)
thoughts <-> lyrics
There's a scientific theory about that: it seems it's just a change in the state of matter: same thing as water and ice. The change between states seem to deny the laws of conservation of energy though. Well, it's just a theory...

Hope those concerts went well, I'd love to hear something from them.
Thanks a lot for the nice visit Drak.

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PatriciaGirl said 2036 days ago (December 1st, 2011)
Everything nice
A very cool lyrical piece with awesome additions from Steve. A combination that always soars in my book. Wonderful piece and thanks you guys for sharing it.

I wish I knew what shoegazer meant-hehe

pg
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billykirsch said 2036 days ago (December 1st, 2011)
Shoegazer
I had to go to wikipedia to find out what was that.
Thanks for the visit and leaving the nice words.
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Henke said 2036 days ago (December 1st, 2011)
Wow
Glad I found this. Great lyrics, well sung. Really great post. Thanks for the DL.

Take care,
Henke
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billykirsch said 2035 days ago (December 2nd, 2011)
Henke
Glad you found it too. Thanks for the visit and the d/l.
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Skweryl said 2036 days ago (December 1st, 2011)
BILLYSKWERYL!
THIS IS REALLY GOOD DUDE!
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billykirsch said 2035 days ago (December 2nd, 2011)
SKWERYL 9/10
Thanks guys!
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groovsh8ker said 2035 days ago (December 2nd, 2011)
Nice peice
Like how the guitar washes and ebbs and flows, a pleasure.
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billykirsch said 2035 days ago (December 2nd, 2011)
groovsh8ker
I'm a sucker for that swelling effect with the whah. Thanks a bunch for stopping by and leaving those nice words.
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Vic Holman said 2035 days ago (December 2nd, 2011)
everything
great work billy & steve. this really weaves a tapestry of sounds. excellent mood piece
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billykirsch said 2035 days ago (December 2nd, 2011)
Vic
Thanks man. It's been a while. I need to catch up with the music you've been making.

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Skweryl said 2034 days ago (December 3rd, 2011)
Hey Billy
just wanted to say (out of character) how happy I was to see your song at the top of the charts this morning really put a smile on my face, well done dude! jd.
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billykirsch said 2034 days ago (December 3rd, 2011)
JD
Now you put a smile in my face man. It makes me happy too, but that's nothing compared to a sincere word from one of the Skweryl puppetmasters :-)

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Doug Somers said 2034 days ago (December 3rd, 2011)
'gazer
You really set the introspective and disaffected mood right off with your vocals (great lyrics) and keep with it through the whole production. Lots of strokes of colour for sure, and they work well against the rest of the production. Nice work guys.
Doug
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billykirsch said 2032 days ago (December 5th, 2011)
Doug
What can I say? Thanks!
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jiguma said 2033 days ago (December 4th, 2011)
Excellent!
Billy/Steve - this is a really classy bit of work. Fantastic production and really pro performances........... and a fine song to boot.
Love the mix!
Neil
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billykirsch said 2032 days ago (December 5th, 2011)
Hi Neil
Thanks for the visit man. BTW, I learned a couple of things about mixing from you. Nice to know you enjoyed it.
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Sigmund said 2033 days ago (December 4th, 2011)
Everything
Excellent tune, full of emotion and mood. I like those crescendos that just kind of...fade off. Lots of interesting textures woven into this piece - very cool - enjoyed!
Sig
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billykirsch said 2032 days ago (December 5th, 2011)
Sig
Yeah, it's like the song has some kind of mood compressor. Those crescendos are the only transients that survived the attack.
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Moviz said 2032 days ago (December 5th, 2011)
Great production
and arrangement.... I love the build ups behind the simple ponderous vocal..... simplicity at it's best........excellent performances by all, regards M
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billykirsch said 2032 days ago (December 5th, 2011)
Mo
Thanks for the visit and the nice words. Well, those build ups are there just to keep you awake ;-)

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five_extra_arms said 2032 days ago (December 5th, 2011)
Everything I Have
I am completely moved by this powerful work.

First off, I have to say I loved the lyrics before I hit "play". Fantastic poetry. I was immediately wowed by the simple dark and moody guitar pluckery that proceeded your vocals. It just gets better with every second. There's nothing I could suggest that you change on this perfect tune. Great stuff.

It doesn't sound like anything I've heard before, but it is somehow reminiscent of Mazzy Star, the Church, Leonard Cohen and Cold Play all on the same stage!!

Seriously, this is a beautiful and original song. One of the best tunes I've heard in a long time.

Downloaded.

Bob
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RochaMalhada said 1991 days ago (January 15th, 2012)
My Birthday present
:D "Uploaded: Nov 29, 2011 - 09:55:07 PM"

and I missed getting it.

Seriously though, I really dig the syncopation on down beats, snare hits - and the meld/interplay with the melody. Cool stuff.

Downloaded, Thank You!

. - Harold
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DWL said 1974 days ago (February 2nd, 2012)
Sorry I missed this
A wonderful ambience you've created.

The musical and lyrical soundscape is fantastic and the guitars are indeed very good.

Cheers

Dick
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Philip18 said 1973 days ago (February 2nd, 2012)
Everything
Intense. Lyrics are a good idea very well implemented. Vocal has a desperate, yearning quality the suits this. THe backing ebbs and flows and always remains interesting. Much enjoyed!
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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 1973 days ago (February 2nd, 2012)
everything
very interesting build up of sounds. excellent guitar effects. really really cool. very imaginative stuff. conjurs great imagery. vox work really well. the bass for the chorus is really effective.
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TobinMueller said 1972 days ago (February 3rd, 2012)
Shoegazer
Nice textures. I dig the transparent simplicity. Nice track. I also dig the tin can comment. Thanks for sharing this.

I remember when Ginsberg came on the Johnny Carson show and meditated on his navel. (Great TV?) This far exceeds that moment, for sure.

The lyrics haunt, confuse, yet are oh so direct and honest.
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abzwork said 1921 days ago (March 25th, 2012)
Everything...
Wonderful colorings, excellent production...most delightful is the guitarwork here...vocalz cruise on this wave of flava and Big Smile City is taken over..:):):)peace
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egobandit said 1921 days ago (March 25th, 2012)
every sunset
Love the way this revolves then builds to an explosion, the way you sing leaves my ears slightly off kilter in a good way, like I think you will sing it in a certain chord and you dont but then it falls back together
Great song great listen!
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bud said 1818 days ago (July 6th, 2012)
How'd I miss this?
Oh yeah - Occupy. Well I'm trying to find soe balance. Really great song and beautiful production. Excellent drum and bass work. Guitars and vox are top notch too.
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Outtaorbit said 1744 days ago (September 19th, 2012)
Everything about you...
That you never know....
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