Feathers (feat. open channel)

by Nomadic Firs

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The brand new piece has an interesting back story. Recorded two years ago, the song was originally slated to be released on Ryan Boos's new bands (Open Channel) first album. After time went on, it was obvious that the song was more in the realm of Nomadic Firs. It was decided to mark "feat" on it to introduce O.C. before their material started coming out.

Notable: The vocal was recorded using iphone headphones as a microphone, through a laptop, in an empty conference room (lights off) in Downtown Knoxville. The lyrics are an improvisation, recorded in one take. All the sounds are original, coming from months of diggin' dollar bins to establish an authentic tonality. Along with the keyboard played basslines, the sample stabs, and slick Open Channel beat, it makes for one hell of fun time.

"Open Channel is a new project from Chicago producer Adam Stolz and Ryan Boos, of Nomadic Firs. The two have been close friends for almost twenty years, coming up together in a vein of underground music by way of Michigan’s I-94 corridor, with heavy roots in Kalamazoo. The vibrant history down that long stretch of road, from Detroit to Chicago, has helped sculpt each of their musical influences."

Feathers - lyrics

Livin it up for the city risen, I've been here wondering and watching. All the way you've seen the risen, I've been here watch the thing droppin. On and on you've seen the lovesick, we can hide from the granted. I can see your silhouettes.... and river side park we dancin.

You were here before the snowman, you should run with those FEATHERS. I heard you scream so softly, echoing my name in lovely. Before you cast the judgements, see the stars above your apartment. You should run with those FEATHERS.

lyrics

Feathers - lyrics

Livin it up for the city risen, I've been here wondering and watching. All the way you've seen the risen, I've been here watch the thing droppin. On and on you've seen the lovesick, we can hide from the granted. I can see your silhouettes.... and river side park we dancin.

You were here before the snowman, you should run with those FEATHERS. I heard you scream so softly, echoing my name in lovely. Before you cast the judgements, see the stars above your apartment. You should run with those FEATHERS.

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released August 11, 2017
Nomadic Firs
Open Channel

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Nomadic Firs

The musical brainchild of interdisciplinary artist, Ryan Boos, who continues to build themes around working in layers centered on improvisations, edited to mold into a musical context. Boos has worked with Artist from around the world, including ODESZA, Mountain Range and the label Crash Symbols. Ryan is a former (Vinyl) DJ/promoter, who also runs the site, Hazy Acres. ... more

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