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Back In The Basement (for Derek)

from Short Songs For Patrons III: The Photo Album by Chris Carlier

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I like this photo. The image of a kid, alone in a basement with an acoustic guitar, the unmanned drumkit in the background... This looks like every kid who wanted to be a goth rocker in the 90s!

Because the picture actually shows someone playing an instrument, I wanted to keep this pretty literal. I recorded a simple part on acoustic guitar, then doubled it on electric, trying to show both the actual and the aspirational sides of what I see in the photo.

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from Short Songs For Patrons III: The Photo Album, released November 5, 2021

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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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