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Through The Secret Door (for Vickie)

from Short Songs For Patrons II by Chris Carlier

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Initially, I was going to go for something in the Canadiana/Americana vein for Vickie, but, as usual, music had other plans. I had this bassline stuck in my head, and it didn't really make sense on an bass guitar, so synthesizer it was!

At one point, I had a bunch of complicated stuff added to it for ambience and to fill it in, but the more I added, the less I liked, so I dialed it all back to just a simple bassline, a melody, and a light bit of harmony to complement.

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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, percussion, piano, strings, synthesizers and drum machines! ... more

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