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Alive (for Gabriel)

from Short Songs For Patrons II by Chris Carlier

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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!

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

Alive

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

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Chris Carlier regina, Saskatchewan

I make music for doing dishes or walking the dog or riding the bus. Sometimes it sounds like the smell of the ground after it rains in autumn. Sometimes it sounds like a long summer drive with the windows down.


Sometimes I make music for film/TV/games/radio. Sometimes I make music for patrons.

Most of the time I'm drinking coffee.
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