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Dear World/Come on, Peace/Silver Lining


Ash Tree

 Genre: Indie Rock

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So I’m working on a concept record, not quite a rock opera, about the end of the world (seems to be a lot of that going around). It’s a companion to a novel I’m writing about the same subject. A family holes up in a house while apocalypse falls. Then UFOs land. This is a three-part song, during the war.

I’m going to make a pre-emptive strike against any comments that say “Less is more.” I like layering like this until it becomes a wall of sound.
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Oh my dear world will you leave us alone
We’re independent of what has gone wrong
We need the time to work out our lives
If we do not we will hate you in time
That might be wrong but that's the way it is
We’re in a prison of others’ ideas
They need the time to work out their lives
If they are wrong do we deserve to die

Come on peace, you arrive today, on the way
What a relief, we will pass away

What’s beneath the silver lining, is it peace or is it dying?
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Uploaded: May 07, 2007 - 03:28:07 PM
Last Updated: May 07, 2007 - 10:39:50 PM Last Played: Apr 17, 2019 - 11:44:44 PM
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Ed Hannifin said 4431 days ago (May 7th, 2007)
This grows on me...
The opening reminds me of some old Dave Mason, and also of Bowie's Five Years and Soul Love from Ziggy Stardust.... At first I thought the opening was too dry, too bare, but then as the layers accrue, that dryness seems to help the parts stay clear...

Once everything gets full, I just love the cascading picking patterns...

I love the French horn-ish sounds against the arpeggiated chords as you make the second transition....

I think your voice comes into its own in the second and third bits, while in the first it sounds more tentative, as if not as sure of the melody. Or maybe it's just that you're doubling yourself towards the end.

I'm really enjoying this. I think I'm into my third or fourth listen, and I can't wait to listen on headphones.

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Ash Tree said 4431 days ago (May 7th, 2007)
Thanks a lot. There's definitely a nod to "Five Years" in there, my top favorite apocalypse song. Also a nod to Jim O'Rourke with the French Horn. Can't get enough of his record, Eureka, lately.
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Vic Holman said 4431 days ago (May 7th, 2007)
my type of music!!
really like the build at the beginning. nicley formatted in the build of layers. nice restraint on the guitars.

Ed has made some good points. REALLY ENJOYED!
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Leon said 4431 days ago (May 7th, 2007)
I love how you layer the sounds, an aural feast of sounds panned in space. Quite a delightful experience. This is like a lesson in music-making that I can learn from. Like you, I like to build the sound gradually into a full flourish. Your voice also really fits well into this mix with its soothing tone. The apparent simplicity of your lyrics disguises a mysterious message that is sung loud and clear.
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perceptualvortex said 4431 days ago (May 7th, 2007)
Grows on me too
Very nice use of strings. The buildup was nice; from your preemptive strike I was actually expecting a wall of sound, but everything stays clear. The triplet circles that this song takes start off slow, but once the momentum is there, it makes for a great listen. Thanks for sharing.
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Ash Tree said 4431 days ago (May 7th, 2007)
It's really good to know that the different parts are discernible. I've heard the song over and over again so I can pick out the different parts. Not sure what it sounds like anymore on first listen. I don't want it to sound like a mess. Thanks everyone for chiming in.
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echoroom said 4431 days ago (May 8th, 2007)
Hey Henry - nice to have you back. i agree with the comments here - this sounds great and I love the layering. Everything is really clear - dunno how you've achievd that! The acoustic guitar in particular sounds great.

Ed is spot on re: the vox - sounds a little flat in the first part, but totally come into their own in the 2nd and 3rd parts. Epic little track, wonderfully structured.

Don't stay away as long again!

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dajama said 4431 days ago (May 8th, 2007)
Sweet song
This has a terrific growing, layered approach, and some interesting lyrics. I love the sounds, and the guitars throughout are nicely done - melodic and subtle. Good vocal performance, too. Very nice work.
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lavalamp said 4431 days ago (May 8th, 2007)
Lava likes
Really like this one. Like the dreamy feel of this one.
Well done.
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selters said 4431 days ago (May 8th, 2007)
Ejh sent me here!
And i am glad he did that! Love the song and the instrumentation. The glockenspiel together with the guitars and the Synths in the end was a very nice touch. I can imagine this will be a great concept record. Hope to be able to hear it when its done!
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Zantis said 4431 days ago (May 8th, 2007)
Great work!!! 10/10
I really dig it. It's an epic track to your not quite a rock opera.
ledebutant said 4430 days ago (May 8th, 2007)
Thanks to Ejh for sending me
Sometimes I like a song so much that when I go to comment all I can do is think, "Oh my god, I love this so much."


Oh my god, I love this so much!
eleveneyes said 4430 days ago (May 8th, 2007)
didn't anyone ever tell you....
...that less is more? well, they never heard this song then. The layers work nicely and all seem to have their place and purpose. I especially like the shift into the 2nd section with the bells or glockenspiel or whatever they are...they sound great. I like how the vocal delivery shifts from a plotting depressed approach to a more flowing uplifting approach illustrating the lyrical meaning and the doubled vocals are especially effective. Good luck with the concept album.
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cjdaley said 4430 days ago (May 9th, 2007)
this is
really bright in very sense of the term. I like the magic glockenspiel, too, always a good weapon against the kingdom of the night.
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racerat said 4400 days ago (June 8th, 2007)
sure layer it up
I have no problem what so-ever may the record show with the more-is-more philosophy if it is handled as deftly as you have done here my friend. And, also, as a longtime holder of a ol' crappy Yamaha guitar, I have never heard one sound so good. You production skills must be stellar. I also get some Pet Sounds vibe from this. Really nice work. fav'd and dwn'ld.

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Ash Tree said 4397 days ago (June 11th, 2007)
Beach Boys
Wow, Pet Sounds, thank you. Just listened today to Brian Wilson's new Smile and that's definitely a major influence--throwing in every idea and trying to make it fit. Thanks for the listen.
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egobandit said 4111 days ago (March 23rd, 2008)
Like the guitar in this some nice chord structure Excellent song I like when the synth comes in. Some nice Bells. Very cool singing!
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Lennon714 said 4106 days ago (March 28th, 2008)
That part at 2:30 is GREAT! the gutteral guitar and the chimes or vibes or whatever they were. Great!
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Dragonas said 4096 days ago (April 7th, 2008)
I'm a sucker...
...for 3/4 time.
This has that great circular "roundabout" feeling to it with the 123, 123, 123 timing.
I cannot praise this song enough.
This is quality song writing and clearly shows that you have a great ear for writing catchy melodies and harmonies.
Yes! :-)
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