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Good Friends

by Magpie

Its a beautiful soul journey recorded in an old farm house in East Nashville. Each song is dynamic and different from the next all flowing together with sweeping orchestral interludes. It took a year to make; modern classical folk rock at its finest!!
Genre: Folk: Psych-folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. I Am a Child
4:26 $0.99
2. Raindance of the Hunter Gatherer
8:21 $0.99
3. Smiley Man
4:02 $0.99
4. Big Sur Drive
6:12 $0.99
5. Adam
5:00 $0.99
6. Trembling
5:40 $0.99
7. I'm On My Way
4:09 album only
8. Le Porch
1:05 $0.99
9. Peasants Lullaby
5:14 $0.99
10. Good Friends
3:47 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Every instrument you hear on this album is real and unsythesized with the exception of a 1991 mini casio children's keyboard. Over 30 people put there love and time into this album and we hope you take the time to listen and receive anything this album has to offer you.

Track notes

1. I am a Child

The album opener. This one starts off raw and naked like some nightingale about to embark out of the house of the rising sun. The first part of this song was recorded outside with just the singer and his guitar leaving the listener almost in tears or perhaps even a little annoyed at his whining then boom. The orchestra explodes into anthem of happy to be alive.

This songs first incarnation was written inside a rented house in Nashville before dropping everything to embark on a hitchhiking journey back to the mountains with no real destination in sight.

2. Raindance of the Hunter Gatherer

There was a time, when we lived off the land. 8 minutes of epic. It sounds like 4 different songs all woven into 1 glorious ballad. It starts off jolly from the perspective of a hunter gatherer going about daily life. Keep the fire hot, cause you know its hard to start. Drought hits the key changes to minor and the tribe gathers to ponder where their bread comes from. The song builds and builds and builds until it explodes into a rain dance.

The song was written while out on tour in a friends house in New Orleans. It was inspired by an educational cartoon children's book on how all different tribes used to survive.

3. Smiley Man

The album turns super mellow with this song. It feels like its recorded in some old ragtime alley and all the musicians just kinda showed up out of the bleu from behind dumpsters to chime in. Its a song about an funny old man river type character named Smiley.

It was written in a small town in Western Colorado. Smiley is an actual person.

4. Big Sur Drive

It gets even more dreamy with a visit to the California coast. If you have been to this stretch of land where the jagged cliffs, mystical redwoods, and ocean all meet then you know what I'm talking about. If you haven't. Pick a different magical place and go there.

Written in Big Sur California

5. Adam

The album starts to pick back up after an interlude of choral voices. Adam was written to be performed at an art show with the theme of the evening titled 'Eden'. The song is definitely out there and the meanings of it are still somewhat mysterious.

The song was written inside a canyon on top of the Colorado National Monument outside of Grand Junction.

6. Trembling

Lucky to have captured the bands long time fiddle player on this one. This song is explosive and will probably be the first single to receive national radio attention.

7. I'm on my Way (Ben Kweller)
Such a simple beautiful song with a great message. We hope Ben doesn't mind that we paid tribute to it.

8. Le Porch

Little instrumental song we made up on the porch of the studio. A nice transition into the more psychedelic portion of the album.

9. Peasant's Lullaby
Distorted vocals, hurdy gurdy violin, outlandish trumpets; it get's nice and weird coming into this song. As well it should in a peasants lullaby.

10. Good Friends
4 part harmony, flute, and some real dynamics. That feeling you get as a real good friend is about to walk out of your life for awhile. Quite the bitter sweet anthem.

The song was written in the San Juan mountains as a good friend was unexpectedly leaving for a long while.

We hope this alum is thoroughly enjoyed by anyone willing to get into it.



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