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Alive (for Gabriel)

from Short Songs For Patrons II by Chris Carlier



Gabe loves depressing '90s rock. My initial intention was to make something like that for him. One night, though, there was a crazy thunderstorm going on in my area. I was noodling around with some rhodes piano sounds and stumbled onto a very Portishead/Goldfrapp vibe and just went with it. I quite like the way this turned out, actually!


Awake but still I'm dreaming
Can't seem to find the time
A breath, a simple feeling
Before I close my eyes



from Short Songs For Patrons II, released August 21, 2020


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Chris Carlier regina, Saskatchewan

Composer, performer and multi-instrumentalist Chris Carlier is an unusual indie pop recording artist. With influences ranging from Owen Pallett and Kaada to Philip Glass and Nintendo's Koji Kondo, his songs are darkly fun, catchy, and wildly imaginative - featuring wind instruments, synthesizers, percussion and more! ... more

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