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Re: Strange Moments - my new band with fem vox, icl. Oysters & Sirens 2.0
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Just listened to it - very nice song! Marzena has a soothing voice which I like a lot. Fits to yours like Joannaís does.

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Re: Order the Storm Songs!
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Cassander wrote:
Just in case there was a language barrier issue, I meant haunting in a good way. A very good way. The last verse of Everytime is amazing...

Iíve understood it in a positive way! I was surprised that someone else seems to like this verse very much.

Posted on: 7/12 22:37
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Re: Order the Storm Songs!
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.. I don't quite know what haunts me about the last verse but it just sticks with me. "Where the sea grass grows dark among the stones, you have thrown the line, saved me everytime." Gorgeous.

Really? Itís one of my favourite verses of a Heather song!

Actually, I love the whole album. Hard to put the songs in order.

But Everytime is so simple and pure and genius for that (well, there are such songs, also e.g. Tracy Chapmanís Baby can I hold you). So, one of my all-time favourites by her, for sure.
Storm as well. I love the mood it evokes in me. And I can say the same for Aquamarine (although itís a different Ė easygoing Ė mood).
Fool for you (which has unfortunately been played almost too often on tour) is still touching for me as well.
I wanna be your light was my favourite when the album came out, but like FFY played too often live through the last years for my taste, but it is still a great song to me.
And I also like Letís not talk about love very much.
The remaining songs are quite equal for me, I like them only a touch less than the others, but Iím also fond of them.

Posted on: 7/12 18:58
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Re: New Heather Nova Album "Pearl" to be released in spring 2019
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gerd wrote:

Absolutely high standard. No song to skip for me too. And when I understand all stories behind, I like the songs even more...

Thatís the reason why I donít understand that you often say you agree to my postings, because we definitely differ in opinion. You like each and every song by Heather and I donít.

E.g., I get the message of The wounds we bled and what she wants to say with this song (and I agree with her), but nonetheless itís just an average song to me. And even if Iíd understand Donít worry what the experts say (which I actually donít really do), I wouldnít like it better.

Posted on: 7/11 22:48
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Re: New Heather Nova Album "Pearl" to be released in spring 2019
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Thanks!
She says in the interview, she had written a lot of songs, 15 of them being really great and she wanted to record them with the band. I wonder if she actually did and is going to release the other 4 (one surely Rose gold) anytime...

Posted on: 7/11 15:00
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Re: New Heather Nova Album "Pearl" to be released in spring 2019
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Estellem wrote:
I dont' know the song Sabine. But I'd like to.

Tricky thing. Itís not really my decision as it was a gift and I didnít pay lots of money for it. Cannot be shared publicly, of course, as itís a request by Heather. But although itís a very personal song, I wouldnít mind playing it to certain people I know. (But I guess, you wouldnít be fond of it, Estelle. Lots of C, Am, G and F in it... )
I hope this is understandable.

Posted on: 7/11 14:56
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Re: Order The Redbird Songs!
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I miss my sky (outstanding! And I love the violin in it; this song crys out for strings, imo.)

Mesmerized, Singing you through

Done drifting (average, especially the lyrics, but I love the absolutely beautiful violin-piano-guitar version)
Motherland, Redbird, Welcome (mainstream song, but a good one), The sun will always rise
Overturned
This body (I like the theme of it, music is average)
A way to live, Wicked game (I liked Chris Isaakís version a lot when it was released, but got tired of it and Heatherís cover is pretty close to the original)

Donít understand either, why When the music stops was taken off. I really like it a lot; much, much better than most of the songs on Redbird.

Posted on: 7/11 9:45
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Re: My music
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Thanks, Verena! Thereís obviously a connection to "You showed me how to cry".

Posted on: 7/11 9:37
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Re: My music
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Estellem wrote:

... but Verena's voice is beautiful...

You both have!

Iíve liked this song from the first listen, have to check the lyrics further! God, you are all such excellent guitar players...

Posted on: 7/10 23:20
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Re: Order The Way It Feels tracks!
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Serengeti, This Humanness, Iím air
Seaglass, The Archaeologist
Sea Change, Treehouse (I especially like the instrumental end part of it), Moon River Days
Sleeping dogs
Earth is my heaven
On my radar
Girl on the mountain
(I like the demo version best, but totally dislike the album version)
Lie down in the bed youíve made

Donít know where to put Womenís hands, as I love the lyrics, but find the music only average. So perhaps somewhere around Sleeping dogs and Earth is my heaven, I guess. Somehow I'd prefer it as a poem.

Posted on: 7/10 23:10
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Re: First Thoughts on 300 Days At Sea
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No strict order again. Just listed from songs I really love +++++ until quite okay + (itís not that I totally dislike them):

+++++ Beautiful ride, Everything changes, The good ship moon, Stay

++++ Turn the compass round, Do something that scares you (especially for the good lyrics)

+++ Until the race is run (I didnít like it first, thinking it was very mainstream, also regarding the lyrics. But when watching the Olympic games in London 2012, I thought what a great Olympia song, even a kind of Olympic anthem, it would be and since then, I like it in that sense a lot), Burning to love

++ Iíd rather be (I like the verses a lot, especially the drums in it; but I find the chorus quite trivial regarding melody and lyrics)

+ SALPOT (I liked it in the beginning better, but got tired of it), Higher ground, Stop the fire, Precious things

Posted on: 7/10 23:03
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Re: Order the jasmin tracks
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One of my favourite albums by Heather:

Ride, Beautiful storm, Out in New Mexico
(3 of my absolutely favourite songs by her)

If I should die (it has so much grown on me since the first listen and become a special song for me, really underestimated in my opinion and unfortunately never played live afaik), Follow me in grace

Looking for the light, Say something

Maybe tomorrow
and Out on a limb (I like the lyrics more than the music on both)

Hollow

Every soldier is a motherís son

I didnít list Always Christmas, as to me, it doesnít fit on the album at all (even Heather said, she wasnít happy that it was put on it!). I always stop after Follow me in grace. But I really like listening to this song during Christmas time.

Posted on: 7/10 22:59
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Re: Order the Pearl tracks!
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This is no strict order, just a bias:

After all this time
(As said before, I donít know why, but I liked it right from the first listen)
Rewild me and Over the fields (I like both, but I had much higher expectations regarding the lyrics)

Just kids
(Itís a mainstream song, but a good one and I like the e-guitar in it), Your words
Vincent (Funnily, it made me think of a mix of Moon River days, Say something and Paper cup, when I heard it for the first time), See yourself (To me, itís like Pearlís Womenís hands), All the rivers (Itís okay, but I somehow donít like her voice in it, especially in this "I want time..."-part)

Some things just come undone
(I was expecting more regarding lyrics and music as well; too many "Some things..." and "I took my...boy..." for my taste and the nerving voice at the end, sorry...)

The wounds we bled
and Donít worry what the experts say (My least favourite songs, which I knew from the first listen; it wonít change, Iím sure. Iíd definitely rather have Rose gold on it instead.)

My first impression about the songs hasnít changed yet, apart from Your words. I wasnít fond of it when hearing it last year and itíd have probably stayed that way. But when I recently wrote a kind of report about my point of view and my emotional state to some people, I got the feedback by one person, saying, he was deeply touched by my words. This was such a gift for me. And since then, I like this song much better, because I can somehow relate to it on a personal level.

To me, music is quite an emotional thing. Iím not a music expert at all and donít analyze songs too much by giving attention to structures or so. If a song touches me on any level and moves me in any way for what reason ever or not, that decides if I like it or not. Sometimes I canít even explain why.
But I understand that others (especially music-wise people) see it in another way and have a different approach to it.

Posted on: 7/8 18:51
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Re: New Heather Nova Album "Pearl" to be released in spring 2019
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It seems like I'm not the only one that's disappointedÖ When I listen to it in my car, I Always skip songs and before I realise it, the album is over Ö


Skip-skip-skip-skip-skip-end. Oops! - I'm just imagining this right now.

Posted on: 7/8 18:38
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Re: New Heather Nova Album "Pearl" to be released in spring 2019
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And "Vincent, yours is the first name Iíve ever sung." UmmÖ.no.


I must have missed something.
What name did Heather write before ?


As songtitle:
Susannah (from the demos, as Cass already mentioned)
Sabine (Custom written song from the TWIF album campaign wished by Gerd. Well, no official song, thereby.)

Posted on: 7/8 18:35
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Re: What are you listening to?
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Angus and Julia Stone - From the stalls
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIEFFdJsLmM

Don't know why, but it strikes a chord in me. Such a beautiful song.

Posted on: 7/7 22:01
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Re: Estellem
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I like all the songs, but you could tell without understanding the lyrics, that Mamie is about something sad. Sorry to hear that about your granny!
And yeah, you can tell as well, that you tell stories with your songs. Impressive how fast you can sing in this one part of Daenerys & moi! I guess, Iíd fluff.

Posted on: 7/7 21:52
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Re: Estellem
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Just listened to it: I like your songs plus you've got a beautiful, pleasant voice! Made me think a bit of Rose's song la liste.

Posted on: 7/7 16:43
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Re: New Heather Nova Album "Pearl" to be released in spring 2019
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To me, the whole album remains quite disappointing.
It is not bad and if this was her debut album, Iíd be more than satisfied. But after Glowstars and Oyster, I set the bar much higher.
I value her for her total openness she has usually in her songs, especially on those albums named before. I mean, she has lyrics like Island, Sugar, Blue Black, Walking higher, Iím Alive, Ride, Out in New Mexico,... where there is such a depth and total revelation. I miss that on Pearl. The lyrics stay quite vaguely and the music doesnít catch me on most songs either. My favourite is still After all this time, which has touched me the first time I heard it, for what reason ever.

Her wonderful, unique voice, which I usually love, gets even somehow nerving to me at the end of Some things just come undone and in All the rivers. I donít know, if itís because she wants to rock by all means, when her voice is not really made for it, imho. Thatís not a failure or a flaw, itís simply not that, what makes her so outstanding and special. But as said, just my opinion.
To me, there are much more songs I like on Redbird and South (I guess, my least favourite albums) with deeper, more touching lyrics.

Heather said, the songs on Pearl were the ones written quite recently. Somehow I wonder, how the songs sound, which she wrote shortly after her split-up some years ago.

And "Vincent, yours is the first name Iíve ever sung." UmmÖ.no.

But I know, as often I am pretty much alone with my opinion; so good for those of you, who are fond of Pearl.

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Re: Estellem
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Great! I'll listen to the songs. Unfortunately I won't understand the lyrics (only had two years French in school).

Posted on: 7/7 13:34
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Re: +++ Happy Birthday Bernd! +++
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Belated happy birthday! Sorry for being late (haven't been well since last weekend, trying to catch up on several things now).

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Re: New Heather Nova Album "Pearl" to be released in spring 2019
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The personal mood is surely not the only reason, if I like a song or not, thatís right, but it adds to it, at least thatís what I can say for myself. But I get and respect that others donít feel and see it this way.

My favourite albums are still Glowstars (outstanding!), Storm and The Jasmine flower (ok, also a few songs, which I donít love that much as my favourites on it).
I really love half of the 300 Days and TWIF songs, but the other half of them are just average to me. But good, that tastes are different!

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Re: What are you listening to?
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My favourite songs lately (although not my most favourite ones by Melissa Etheridge), which Iím totally in the mood for:

Suede: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aovIJ0mFWo (I love the words in the chorus: ďJust like the marks on my guitar, just like the scratches on my heart, some things ain't ever gonna fadeÖ.Ē)

Here comes the pain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kilB8OpXpOU

Last hello: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQs1CZJiss4

and I love this as a kind of strengthening healing song:
Love will live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNCqm1mH4Yk

So as already said in my previous posting, I guess itís often a personal thing as well, if you listen to a song for the first time and it immediately strikes a chord in you, because it fits your personal situation right now. Maybe some time later, you would think quite differently about it.

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Re: New Heather Nova Album "Pearl" to be released in spring 2019
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I think, I simply canít relate to most of the already listened songs of the album at the moment. If I was happily in love like Heather and all would be easy-going in my life, I guess Iíd like them much more.
Donít get me wrong, I really love to see her privately so happy, for she deserves it so much and this certainly comes out in her music as well, but Iím personally more in the mood for her melancholic and darker songs lately. (Just listened e.g. to ďThe Jasmine flowerĒ the other day and still love it dearly.) So thatís perhaps one more reason for my lack of enthusiasm for ďPearlĒ. But thereís still hope, that I like the other songs of the album better.

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Re: New Heather Nova Album "Pearl" to be released in spring 2019
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frenchcandle wrote:
Strange because it's her official youtube channel...

But i understand you : i'm not very impressed by the first three tracks so far...
Not bad songs but far from her best ones...
The production is ok but well... no original ideas in term of rythm and voices.
I would like her to be a little bit ęout of the boxĽ and less predictable.
And i'm looking for the rock album she promised...
So far, i prefer the previous album but perharps the unveiled tracks will change my mind


I prefer "Just kids" by far to "The wounds we bled", but I understand what you both mean. The songs are good and nice to listen to, but lack something really outstanding and special like other songs in her career. Havenít listened to "Donít worry what the experts say" yet, I will wait until the whole album comes out.

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Re: New Heather Nova Album "Pearl" to be released in spring 2019
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Bernd wrote:
1. Oh, there is a similar picture to the cover:
https://www.instagram.com/p/By2jep9HA2I/


A kind of copy of Melissa Etheridgeís "Never enough" album cover. An e-guitar suits Melissa; for Heather, her beautiful "bird" guitar (made by Christoph) would fit better imho.

And thanks for the interview links, Bernd!

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Re: New Songs 2018
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Thanks a lot to you, Estelle!!
Some days ago, I thought of trying the chords for Rose gold, but now itís already done Ė great!

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Re: New Heather Nova Album "Pearl" to be released in spring 2019
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If Bernd didnít mention it, I guess I would have never noticed that thereís a difference.
Though I like dark-blue as colour, for my taste, itís Ė including the dark clothes - too much on the cover, whether on the first or the second version. But as said, itís a matter of taste.

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Re: +++ Happy birthday Cassander +++
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Happy birthday to you, Cass!

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Re: Elton John - Farewell Yellow Brick Road 2019 Tour
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It's sort of the other way around, though, isn't it? She always cited him as one of her biggest influences.

Yeah, most likely! I remember Tori played "Daniel" as one of her cover songs in Vienna some years ago.

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Re: Chord question
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Thanks again for your feedback!

Knowing what you know, you are definitely an expert, Cass! It sounded like you have learnt (or teach) it professionally.

Funnily, this chord really fits for my song (at least in my ears *g*).
For me, songwriting is a totally emotional thing. I havenít found a better way yet to let and bring out the messages of my soul. I let come, what comes; hardly ever censor or question it. Itís something I do just for myself.
Iíd never be good or confident enough to perform live like Estelle, Verena or Wojciech. But as said, itís more like a self-therapy; letting the creativity flow, something cathartic and perhaps healing.

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Re: Elton John - Farewell Yellow Brick Road 2019 Tour
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Seeing Elton playing this part, it reminds me of Tori! (Even the colour of hair and the glasses suit. )

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Re: Chord question
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Thanks for your answers, Estelle and Cass!

Iíve already checked this page here before and it doesnít show any chord for it either: http://www.all-guitar-chords.com/chord_name.php

I use it in a recently finished song and itís a switch between this chord and Dm (inter alia, of course).
I guess, I simply shouldnít write a song using a chord I don't know... Just your answer shows me Iím a totally self-taught amateur!
Itís certainly not that important, but as Iíve put the song down in my files now lately, I havenít known the name for this chord.

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Re: New Heather Nova Album "Pearl" to be released in spring 2019
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Wasnít too fond of "Tainted love" some years ago either, which she played then on tour after performing it on "TV noir", didn't she?

Not after, but before. The song was played a few times during the fall tour 2010, but TV Noir was in 2011.

Ah yes, 2010 with Arnulf, thatís right! She already played it before TV noir in 2011 (as the following tour in autumn was with the full band then).

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I would so love to hear Fast Car or Running Up That Hill by her... (both also played three months ago)

Totally agree!

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Re: New Heather Nova Album "Pearl" to be released in spring 2019
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I really like Royals from Lorde! Great to hear it by Heather, well it is only a part so....

I hope Heather will play it on her tour in fall!


Really? I canít stand that song at all, though I guess, Heather makes the best out of it. Wasnít too fond of "Tainted love" some years ago either, which she played then on tour after performing it on "TV noir", didn't she? So I think, there are good chances, that she will choose "Royals" as cover song for this tour now Ė lucky you!
Gosh, there are so many awesome songs she could cover instead...

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Re: New Heather Nova Album "Pearl" to be released in spring 2019
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Thanks!

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Chord question
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@ Estelle, our music and guitar expert on HNN, (or any other guitar player here as well): please, can you tell me which chord this is on the first fret? (I guess, itís just a variation of one I already know.) Thanks!

e-----1--------
B--------------
G--------------
D--------------
A--------------
E--------------

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Re: Mishka
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The painted guitar looks nice.


What was painted on the guitar?

Colour!
I meant this one: (His Instagram page doesn't work right at the moment to give the link, so the pic below.)

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Re: Mishka
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The painted guitar looks nice.

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Re: Strange Moments - my new band with fem vox, icl. Oysters & Sirens 2.0
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Really an epic piece of work! It made me somehow think of bands like Pink Floyd as well.

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