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Cherry Tree


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Vic Holman

 Genre: Psychedelic

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the beginning and the middle interlude of this song, was done with four guitar tracks and using a e-bow on each. the electric guitar in the vets sections i also included a spectral gate to get the tight crunchy tone.

i have this cherry tree in my back yard that is gnarly as hell. it's twisted and has lost main beaches from heavy winter snow . but it keeps on going.
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Lyrics
Cherry Tree

here we are once again
in a season that just begins
how we bend with seasonal winds
hanging on the occasional limd
here we are

pointed beaks come rushing in
trying to gain the upper hand
how they feed with uncontrolled desire
predator smiles waiting for a struck
here we are

one last time with all our dreams
hiding under the cherry tree
we are hiding under sun and shade
hiding in our cherry tree
here we are hanging on

it is funny in how you say
nothing is perfect in natures way
raise the axes clear the way
they want to remove our cherry tree

her we are once again
as the season is at it's end
how we guarded and lived within our tree
how we stayed to the last fallen leaf
here we are

one last time with all our dreams
hiding under the cherry tree
we are hiding under sun and shade
hiding in our cherry tree
here we are hanging on
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Uploaded: Aug 10, 2011 - 08:59:35 PM
Last Updated: Aug 10, 2011 - 08:59:35 PM Last Played: Feb 10, 2015 - 10:46:43 AM
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Hardware:
fender deluxe strat, taylor 410 ce acoustic, schecter bass, m-audio keyboard, audio technica cond mike, presonus interface
Software:
logic 9
Comments
bud said 2298 days ago (August 10th, 2011)
First? Amazing
keep it short - excellent opening - I love ebow - and the different vocal treatments are really cool. The middle break is really nice - and I like how you come out of it. Great rack all around Vic.
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Vic Holman said 2297 days ago (August 11th, 2011)
thanks kevin
sometimes i forget i have the ebow. but sure is fun even just playing around with it. you can get lost in the thing. there are some other ways of using a ebow that i have yet to put to a song yet.
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mvh9591 said 2298 days ago (August 10th, 2011)
Nice___
The guitar e-bow sounds great. I like the changing vocal effects. Save the Cherry tree!

Enjoyed - Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )
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Vic Holman said 2297 days ago (August 11th, 2011)
thanks michael
so far the tree survives. one of these days i think it will just tip over with another heavy snow fall

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magnatone said 2298 days ago (August 10th, 2011)
Cherry Tree
oh yeah - i needed a new vic holman song today - how did you KNOW??? done so well (as usual)!
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Vic Holman said 2297 days ago (August 11th, 2011)
thanks karen
i didn't know....... maybe the cherry tree knew. thanks for the listen karen, appreciated
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gator4040 said 2298 days ago (August 10th, 2011)
Cherry Tree
Very nice "trippy" mix. Loved the use of the bow and could feel the "gnarliness" of the tree through the guitars. I also liked the vocal effects as well.
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Vic Holman said 2297 days ago (August 11th, 2011)
trippy tree
i had to restrain myself from even going farther on effects and such

thanks for checking it out
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alackbass said 2298 days ago (August 10th, 2011)
Cherry Tree
Very impressive! Cool song! The e-bows are wild. I love the sparkle the acoustic adds. The entire arrangement is fantastic! Great mix!
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Vic Holman said 2297 days ago (August 11th, 2011)
thanks andrew
originally i wasn't going to have a acoustic on this. but in the end i couldn't resist.........the parts of the it's in really needed it to fill it out a bit.
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Les_Kloo said 2298 days ago (August 11th, 2011)
Cherrebow tree
That e-bow sounds like hours of good fun. Really effective here. Good tune overall, but the spaced out parts make it special.
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Vic Holman said 2297 days ago (August 11th, 2011)
cherrebow tree
oh man, that is what i should of named this song. that would of been perfect

time can fly by when you start playing around on the ebow........ nothing quite like controlled feedback
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Blob said 2298 days ago (August 11th, 2011)
Heady
Ooh you've got an e-bow. I'm very jealous - that sounds great.
This is interesting vocally - haunting and captivating. I like your vocal tone.
It reminds me of some psychadelic stuff from the sixties but also Zero 7. Great song.
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Vic Holman said 2297 days ago (August 11th, 2011)
thanks blob
a e-bow costa around the same as most other guitar effect pedals. true i went with some '60's psychedelia here, thanks for the time out to listen
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J_Gretch said 2298 days ago (August 11th, 2011)
Cherry Tree
See you're getting some use out of that new Strat...:)

Lots of cool and interesting sounds in this one.Sounds almost Middle Eastern at times.Really enjoyed it.
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Vic Holman said 2297 days ago (August 11th, 2011)
getting broken in.....
almost time to change the strings already. i really don't know my scales per se, but i do think this is one of the more exotic ones.
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FEEL said 2297 days ago (August 11th, 2011)
Loved the guitar
has an arabic feel to the beginning. Great choice of sounds and absolute power for an intro. Always and enjoyable listen.
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Vic Holman said 2297 days ago (August 11th, 2011)
thanks john
i think most guitar players have one of those droning licks that they play around with. this is one i've had for some time and finally got around to using. thanks again
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davisamerica said 2297 days ago (August 11th, 2011)
Blown away intro
...and then crank it out .... fantastic groove Vic. Top notch tune crafting and performances ... downloaded. Thank you sir!
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Vic Holman said 2297 days ago (August 11th, 2011)
thanks jack
after idid the interlude with the e-bow tracks... i couldn't (or didn't) want to stop so i thought a intro would be interesting for a starter
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jdholliday said 2297 days ago (August 11th, 2011)
Hey Vic!
love the intro, and every note that follows, one of your best imho.
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Vic Holman said 2297 days ago (August 11th, 2011)
thanks james
it took me forever to get this thing done........ not that it was hard to put together...more like i got really lazy between recording tracks. i'm just glad it's done for the time being
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PeterB7858 said 2297 days ago (August 11th, 2011)
Some home brewing?
Hey Vic, what are you brewing with those cherries? Psychedelic cherry tree music has to be a first for MJ. Has a trippy, late Beatles feel. Gnarly is such a good word too. Enjoyed. Regards, Peter.
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Vic Holman said 2296 days ago (August 12th, 2011)
thanks peter
Psychedelic cherry tree...... that could be if the birds come and finish off the fermenting cherries.
thanks for the time to listen peter
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michael2 said 2297 days ago (August 11th, 2011)
wow vic
this is intense. such great use of tone all through this. you're really getting under the hood of Logic and it sounds perfect. i'm really blown away by your guitar sounds; they almost remind me of the Cure at points. I could have listened to 10 minutes of the middle section alone. seriously. keep 'em coming man.
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Vic Holman said 2296 days ago (August 12th, 2011)
thanks michael
it was tempting to go longer with the middle section, that's why i decided to record the opening section as well.just so it wouldn't be to much
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michael2 said 2296 days ago (August 13th, 2011)
ha
not sure how you were able to reign yourself in on that. I would have been "whoa cool sound," recorded 8 minutes of just that sound, gave it a name and posted it as a song. beautiful sound.
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gadzooks said 2297 days ago (August 11th, 2011)
Cherry Tree
That e-bow is awesome! Gives it that eastern sound. I like the vocals and the effect you've added to them. What a cool concept ... the old gnarly cherry tree. Wow. that middle section is great! This is a good mix. I do like those crunchy ending chords.
SG
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Vic Holman said 2296 days ago (August 12th, 2011)
thanks stan
a neat thing about a ebow once you get use to it is how fluid it can sound.

i appreciate the time for the listen
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Ed Hannifin said 2297 days ago (August 11th, 2011)
Gawrsh....
You wouldn't think it of me, I suspect, but I've actually got an eBow kicking around here somewhere... Haven't ever gotten soundscapes like that out of it, though... Very neat... Attack Of The Fifty Foot Theremin!...

I like the lyrics on this, Vic... I also like the roundness of the bass tone...
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Vic Holman said 2296 days ago (August 12th, 2011)
thanks Ed
now i didn't know that. i have even played around with it on a acoustic guitar as well. it does more of a volume swell, maybe useful for something slow. lots of reverb or echo really helps. i think this is the first time that i did 4 tracks of it together
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egobandit said 2297 days ago (August 11th, 2011)
very cherry
A Vocal delight, Love the e bow also the clicking spring sound is very interesting, BTW cherries are my favorite, great song!
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Vic Holman said 2296 days ago (August 12th, 2011)
thanks tim
i don't think you would want to eat whats left of the cherries now. partially sun dried and fermented at this, i would not be responsible for any mind psychotic reactions
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dave_b said 2296 days ago (August 12th, 2011)
Cherry Tree
The ebow gives this a middle eastern feel - that and the scale this song is built on. Terrific guitar lines and tone. Vocals are strong and mix sounds fabulous as usual.
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Vic Holman said 2296 days ago (August 12th, 2011)
thanks dave
the middle eastern thing is quite intentional, at first i was thinking of creating a kashmir type of thing but geared of into the way this ended up as
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lavalamp said 2296 days ago (August 12th, 2011)
who are you? Jimmi Page?
Digging the intro/interlude thing. Like the dynamic vox and guitar work as always.

Haunting at times.

A great Holman song.

LL
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Vic Holman said 2296 days ago (August 12th, 2011)
hey dave
i can't be, i don't have a violin bow. so the ebow surfaces, now if they made a 6 string ebow that would be something
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lengold said 2296 days ago (August 12th, 2011)
Just
magic.
Cheers
Len

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Vic Holman said 2296 days ago (August 12th, 2011)
thanks len
thanks for checking it out...... i hope you could smell the cherry incense :-)
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Moviz said 2296 days ago (August 12th, 2011)
Quite
an exotic Asian feel to this instrumentally and melodically especially in the opening........ seems you've taken a left turn in your style of music lately, but i'm not complaining..... sounds great as always Vic, regards M
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Vic Holman said 2296 days ago (August 12th, 2011)
thanks maurice
once in a while i will throw something different out there, thanks again for checking it out
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particledots said 2296 days ago (August 12th, 2011)
excellent vic
i am going to have to start breaking out my ebow more often
love the sound of everything on this
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Vic Holman said 2295 days ago (August 13th, 2011)
thanks bryn
one of these days i'll go beyond 4 tracks and do a ebow orchestra........those things are so addictive once you start playing around with it
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DWL said 2296 days ago (August 13th, 2011)
I expected tablas!
Really interesting scales an I think you nailed the psychedelic lyrics and melody as well as the sound.

Excellent work Vic.

Cheers

Dick
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DWL said 2296 days ago (August 13th, 2011)
ps
loved the ebowed guitars!
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Vic Holman said 2295 days ago (August 13th, 2011)
thanks dick
..........and thumb cymbals. seemed to me the scale used, screamed ebow please. it was fun to dust it off and play with it.
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Carrie71 said 2295 days ago (August 13th, 2011)
Cherry Tree...
I am with JD on this one. I love love love the intro! Guitars are great!
Vic Holman said 2295 days ago (August 13th, 2011)
thanks carrie
thanks for taking the time to give this a spin, i appreciate it
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Char said 2295 days ago (August 13th, 2011)
The song should be
played with psychedelic images flashed all over the walls. I think your vocal has a trippy vibe. Your sound is unique. Thanks.
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Vic Holman said 2295 days ago (August 13th, 2011)
thanks char
and don't forget the incense! now i thought you had all that visual effect lighting already :-)
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Dadai.2 said 2295 days ago (August 13th, 2011)
OK now...
this is the flip side of Georgie H... not a sitar but an ebow. You continue to mine the veins of gold from our youth. And yet, don't get me wrong, this is an original piece of tunage that really captures me. Vic, you remain my go-to artist. Thanks.

Jack
Vic Holman said 2292 days ago (August 16th, 2011)
thanks jack
it's all too much........for me to take......next time a ebow played with a slide
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MurphyMusic said 2294 days ago (August 14th, 2011)
The feel
Love the intro and the feel to the instrumentation. Great track. The singing fits the music sooo well and the effects that are used are really good and fitting. Nice work.
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Vic Holman said 2292 days ago (August 16th, 2011)
thanks very much
i really appreciate your time for the listen, thanks again
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tokai said 2294 days ago (August 14th, 2011)
Trees
Eastern trees. Eastern vibes anyway, great intro. Reminds me of the Beatles white album phase, lots going on in the background in this.
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Vic Holman said 2292 days ago (August 16th, 2011)
thanks steve
of course the white album was a heavy influence to me in my pre-teen years, i would listen to it on the record player with no volume at night and my dad would still yell at me to turn it off and go to sleep
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Gaylen75 said 2294 days ago (August 15th, 2011)
Tones
Man I wish i could play around with these toys. This is loaded with texture. Great riffs.
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Vic Holman said 2292 days ago (August 16th, 2011)
thanks gaylen
great thing about todays music software, you can tweak or totally change a guitars sound at any given time. thanks for the listen!
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Bob6stringer said 2293 days ago (August 15th, 2011)
Way dreamy!
Killer intro, great space this tune lives in and nice call & response vocals from the Holman twins.
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Vic Holman said 2292 days ago (August 16th, 2011)
thanks bob
i liked the middle section a lot. so i actually recorded the intro almost last .....just before the vocals. spontaneity it was
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shakthi said 2291 days ago (August 17th, 2011)
Liked it !!!!
Awesome vocals, nice work !!!!!
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Vic Holman said 2291 days ago (August 17th, 2011)
thanks much
thanks for the time to give it a listen
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ktb said 2291 days ago (August 17th, 2011)
Cherry Tree
Good for it, and the Cherries. I hope you can eat them.
Enjoyed the guitar work! Is that fog in the background?


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Vic Holman said 2291 days ago (August 17th, 2011)
i wouldn't eat them
they are a bit over-ripe now, this particular cherry tree produces pie cherries, pretty tart and i don't really know much about baking. actually thats a bright shiny white fence behind it.
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finkeldink said 2290 days ago (August 18th, 2011)
I'm late
Great eastern riffage. I'm always a sucker for eastern style shtuff.

Love the chorus.

Killer song vic!

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Vic Holman said 2290 days ago (August 18th, 2011)
thanks michael
eastern mode. this was one of those drone things that i had for some time. at first i was thinking , oh cliche everyone has one. but i noticed no one seems to use them, so i thought why not
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Skean said 2289 days ago (August 19th, 2011)
I thought I comment on this one
Love the intro, and of course the rest of it is killer, nice one and little different from you, I love it.
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Vic Holman said 2274 days ago (September 3rd, 2011)
thanks kenta
funny all my songs sound the same to me :-)
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Denny Borsboom said 2282 days ago (August 27th, 2011)
In the light
you have found a beautiful road. Like the tree as well!
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Vic Holman said 2274 days ago (September 3rd, 2011)
thanks denny
thanks for the time to give this a spin
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Doadars Uncle said 2282 days ago (August 27th, 2011)
Weathered
Time cruises on! Nice effects. Good changes. Cool track!
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Vic Holman said 2274 days ago (September 3rd, 2011)
thanks doug
thanks for checking it out, i appreciate it
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jibes said 2281 days ago (August 27th, 2011)
Cherry Tree
Everything to like about your great song. Love the guitar sounds and the Harrison like vibe on this'n. Excellent!!! e-bow is cool!
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Vic Holman said 2274 days ago (September 3rd, 2011)
thanks
i appreciate your time for the listen, thanks
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papag said 2279 days ago (August 29th, 2011)
cherry pickin
you wrapped in a lot of textures in here. totally took me out of my space and into yours. Great stuff man!

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Vic Holman said 2274 days ago (September 3rd, 2011)
thanks much
thanks for the listen.....you wouldn't want to pick from this cherry tree now. they pretty well have dried up :-)
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Elevator_Funk said 2278 days ago (August 30th, 2011)
....
love that tone you get right at the :40 mark. Wish I had your patience to craft a song like this. That middle eastern/rock mix reminds me of Minarets by Dave Matthews. Anyways, great song all around.
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Vic Holman said 2274 days ago (September 3rd, 2011)
thanks
not so much about patience really. i will work on it in short bits. takes longer but then again i'm in no rush, thanks again fro the listen
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scaustrita said 2278 days ago (August 30th, 2011)
You got to hear this one!
Great Mid-Eastern feel to the track.
Very nice intro, and guitars.

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Vic Holman said 2274 days ago (September 3rd, 2011)
thanks very much
i restrained myself from throwing in a sitar synth :-)
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Loob said 2275 days ago (September 2nd, 2011)
Beatlesque!
Middleastern outterspace.... Dig it! Love the FX!
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Vic Holman said 2274 days ago (September 3rd, 2011)
Beatlesque!
i get that more often then not, but i did grow up on their music, thanks again
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Doug Somers said 2274 days ago (September 3rd, 2011)
Trees in the haze
Hey man, have you ever seen a cherry tree - I mean REALLY seen a cherry tree?

That e-bow is a great effect. The straight and filtered vocals on this and the middle eastern influence are entrancing. And that's without any consciousness expanding ingredients. Mid break is a nice touch.

Great tune and thanks for the dload.

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Vic Holman said 2274 days ago (September 3rd, 2011)
thanks doug
just like cherry cough syrup. thanks for the listen.......your latest is mind bending as well
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