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FCF - Plush Weeds

By cfurrow on February 9, 2020 5:45 pm

First, thank you for the comments on my tracks. I feel really bad that I haven't had a chance to listen to many tracks this year. Life has been a bit hectic (to say the least) but I do look forward to listening more. Thanks again! -chad

Here's another Farthington Cloud Formation track with my pal and singer Bobby Bergland. We originally recorded this in Dec 2017 so this was due for a final mix and some touch-ups. I originally wrote this on the Ableton Push using grand piano samples. I brought this to Bobby and I think he did a wicked job on the vox.

Here are Bobby's notes:

I would like to reveal that this song has some dusky, veiled meaning, but if I'm honest, it was really just environmental observations and a reflection on Vietnam viewed through the lens of a Ken Burns documentary that Chad and I had just watched separately.  That program provided lots of imagery to riff on, and in a rare Texas snow event, Chad and I were trapped indoors and took to the recording device to sketch down some soundthoughts.  Looking back, I can still feel that bracing watery air that greeted us the next day, and as is Texas tradition, the juicy weeds flourished soon after the storm.  "A Child named City" came from a long forgotten poem that I once wrote and a comment from my friend Phil Duple who once noted that when a place is named (something) city...it is typically anything but.



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February 10, 2020 1:46 am

That propulsive piano sound is awesome and it starts to feel repetitive that Bobby's vocals are beautiful, but Bobby's vocals are beautiful.  I like the ebb and flow of this one also, how it kind of builds and releases and builds again.  This one's a keeper for sure. 

February 10, 2020 2:34 am
CosmicCairns wrote:

That propulsive piano sound is awesome and it starts to feel repetitive that Bobby's vocals are beautiful, but Bobby's vocals are beautiful.  I like the ebb and flow of this one also, how it kind of builds and releases and builds again.  This one's a keeper for sure.

Thanks for introducing us almost 20 yrs ago!

February 10, 2020 2:42 am
cfurrow wrote:
CosmicCairns wrote:

That propulsive piano sound is awesome and it starts to feel repetitive that Bobby's vocals are beautiful, but Bobby's vocals are beautiful.  I like the ebb and flow of this one also, how it kind of builds and releases and builds again.  This one's a keeper for sure.

Thanks for introducing us almost 20 yrs ago!

  That's crazy!  Both that it was that long ago and also that I introduced you.  You guys probably never would have met without me being the middleman.  By the same token, I never would have met you without Dave the drummer, who I never would have met if I hadn't been renting a room from a dude who worked with him.  It all becomes a weird confluence of random events.  I guess that's life though. (This feels like one of those "That's deep, dawg" moments.) 

February 10, 2020 2:47 am
CosmicCairns wrote:
cfurrow wrote:
CosmicCairns wrote:

That propulsive piano sound is awesome and it starts to feel repetitive that Bobby's vocals are beautiful, but Bobby's vocals are beautiful.  I like the ebb and flow of this one also, how it kind of builds and releases and builds again.  This one's a keeper for sure.

Thanks for introducing us almost 20 yrs ago!

  That's crazy!  Both that it was that long ago and also that I introduced you.  You guys probably never would have met without me being the middleman.  By the same token, I never would have met you without Dave the drummer, who I never would have met if I hadn't been renting a room from a dude who worked with him.  It all becomes a weird confluence of random events.  I guess that's life though. (This feels like one of those "That's deep, dawg" moments.)

It goes deep, dawg!

February 11, 2020 2:20 pm

This is cool.
I loved the piano and the singing alone but with the first synths coming in it'S getting amazing smile 

February 14, 2020 8:53 am

Those vocals are just top. I also like the flow, like it's taking a tour of a bunch of genres.

February 15, 2020 9:33 am

super super super good!!!

February 15, 2020 7:19 pm

March 8, 2020 2:50 pm

Lovely twinkling synths to accompany the piano! Very beautiful track, props on the sparse use of drums; I love drums but whenever I put a bit in a track, I need to put it everywhere, having it in and out is not as simple as it sounds. Beautiful singing, the doubling and harmonies are spot on!

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