the blossom is the shortest of the process and lingers the longest.
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gentleness and bliss today
The first thing I noticed here is your inventive use of background vocals as the rhythmic pulse for the song. We should all remember that percussion shouldn’t automatically mean drums. As you demonstrate so well in this recording, rhythm can come in innumerable forms. I also appreciate your use of synth pads here, Rich; just a touch here and there like a pinch of spice in a tasty dish.
Great performance Rich... Lush sounds and arrangement. Love the gentle chanting of the backing vocals. I bet you and I keep somewhat the same hours... Vampire? lol... I've never been a fan of sunlight... As always very much enjoyed Rich
Haunting. Lovely track. Thumbs up.
and from magic to gentleness...what bliss abides in here..a place for all of us to retreat to...
Hi Rich, I can only ever feel gentleness and ever bliss-awakening vibration from your music, wonderful textures, and your soaring, majestic voice riding the crest of this wave of sound!
We have areas in our city like this....sad....love to hear you again Rich xxx
I'm sure there have been others, but you and Harry and your experiences and observations from being a cabbie are such a unique perspective on the world. Then there is the music which always frames that amazing voice. Love this Rich.
Your vox rising above the mist of your instrumental mix, your voice grows on me over the years, and sometimes your choice of sound creates something really unique Rich... a few listens here ... TAXI ! - Phil
Certainly does paint a wonderful, vivid picture...or even in fuzzy-old b/w film...of late , rainy nights for you drifting around in a foggy haze, in that old cab of yours. Love that 'chanting' going on throughout...inspiring stuff! keith
Ohhh, hi... I drifted away for a minute there. I'll be honest in some parts it reminded me of Team Sleep, with a little Chino in there. Obviously, more you, but I enjoy that. Wonderfully expressed, my friend.
Love the background mantra of Gentleness and Bliss Today, it creates a meditative feel to this track. Lovely song. Thumbs up, Gibbo
Sometimes in the midst of troubled times there can be found gentleness and bliss. You've seemed to have captured this wonderfully in the arrangement here along with the quiet chanting background vocals. Nice work!!
what a sweet caress in the vocals, the pulsing of the synth (or is that just f/x on your guitars..or the bass...you know the vocal layering catches my ears...what a great slice of insight in an empty cab...a statement of the impact of a recession...from the inside of your cab...now that is being aware of your surroundings and and where you are in the midst of it all....awesome! :)
Same gear i always use. The Amek boards turned nightmare sadly.
Interesting what you pulled out of that experience, Rich. This is beautiful, and you can really hear that joni influence here. This the new gear?
Your music is always streets ahead of most in regards to creativity/originality. This is no exception. Wonderfully created work with great production; lots of space/clarity even though a lot going on. Great job, Rich.
Love that opening Rich , Great backing which works a treat to my ears , Another great piece of Creativeness ..
Little click at the end Rich , no biggy ..
BIG Thumbs :)
I loved music at first breath. Born in 1955 the year when Marilyn Monroe came to NYC for acting lessons. Less then 10 miles away from my wee infant self. Must'v had an effect on me. Maybe.. ya never know. So to go on.. Memories, far back. Music involved everything. Sounds, beats, how I felt. When music I was attracted to broke in, it was worth waking up for. It influenced my personality. Who I would like, love and where I would hang. Music surrounded everything in my reality. It was the muse to get me along and hang on. Always going on. That's just the way it is. To what, I don't know. I just hope someone out there is better off for something I did or didn't do, said, or sang and boy, singing saved my life more times then I can count. I always had that when I had absolutely nothing else I could count on, even myself.
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at five I played my first notes. at 15 my second. in between we just don't talk about.
this song really reflects on where we are, whats important about life. the arrangement, the guitar, vocals, all really hit the mark. this is one of the greats.
Your voice is so cool. You have these "cracks" in the words and it doesn't matter... in fact it makes you "real." I don't know if that makes sense to you, but to me – trust me, it's good! The music has a very lifting feeling to it. And again, your music hypnotizes me to listen to the whole song not once, but twice. THEN, I want to get a copy, and comment... it's a whole thing that I go through