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album art Can't Look Her in the Eye (ft DaveM/james.moore)
by FractalGarden, Ignoramus, DigitalGreyOrchestra, james.moore and DaveM


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Released: Oct 22, 2006 | 2:09 AM
Category: Rock
Application: Logic Express
Loop Use: No loops

File Type: .mp3
File Size: 11.36 MB

Plays: 2996
Downloads: 20
Weekly Plays: 1
Weekly Downloads: 0
Statistic reset day: Sunday

License: No derivative works allowed
Our first release as a Fractal Garden foursome! John and I are very pleased and honored to have Dave and James join us on this and several other upcoming tunes. This acoustic rock track shows yet another side of Fractal Garden.

This song's concept originated from those terrifying few minutes before the neurologist came into the exam room to tell my wife and me the results of her MRI. Her headaches were becoming crippling, and the MRI was ordered to rule out a brain tumor. I had pushed my fears into a box for the month we were forced to wait for the doctor's appointment, and spent a lot of energy convincing her that everything pointed to migraines. But being in that fluorescent-lit exam room, Muzak being piped through the ceiling speaker, the MRI scans on the viewer with the lights off but visible enough to discern several handwritten circles drawn around different areas of the brain images, and all my worst fears came screaming out of that box, vengeful and destructive. All I could do was hold her hand, but I couldn't look her in the eye.

(No worries, everyone. Just garden variety migraines, treatable with pharmaceuticals. But these experiences do act as a system reset for a lot of life's activities.)

Vocals: Dave
Drums: James
Keyboards: John
Music/lyrics/mixing/guitar/bass: Jay

© 2006 Jay Loeper, John Aldrich, David Millard, James Moore.

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FractalGarden Artist

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Once again, very special thanks to our iComp buddy jdwyer05 for his preview and suggestions on this track.
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WOW! BRAVO! That's something I would pay for! But I already downloaded it for free! so too bad! smiley HA!

Great job guys, I'm in awe of your talent.
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jkane Artist

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Fantastic vocals here Dave. James' drums were really clear and well played. Jay, clearly a moving song and a special track for you personally. Glad to know that you both are getting through it just fine. I know John's style anywhere now, he was subtlely there but it rounded out things nicely. All round beautiful track, well produced and played fellas.
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MusicLeft Artist

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just Wonderful!!!!Wonderful music and voices.!!
Thanks.
Last edited by MusicLeft, 11 years ago.
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becwil Moderator

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Gripping lyrics. Strong supportive music. Melancholy mood searching for a way to brave the possible bad news. All well done.
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zallaz Moderator

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A rock solid collab excellent work by all involved!

Wouldn't sound outta place on a trillion radio stations!
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jayman Artist

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You guys are fantastic! ... I love it!
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Titanic production guys!!
So well put together.
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Beautiful song, guys. Congrats

- Lafayette
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Ahhhhhh.... the long anticipated return of iComp's supergroup!!! Great song with wonderful textures and such a sad but meaningful lyric content delivered with great emotive performances. Bravo Gents!!!
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Great... Excellent tune !!!!!!!!!
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fromano Artist

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I've been in the exact same situation, and I understand perfectly what you mean.
Great heartfelt song, strong theme, perfect instrumental and vocal performance and production.
the supergroup strikes back.
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Great heartfelt song.......


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SoulSurvivor Artist

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Ouch this one touched just a little to close. I am literally balling like a baby right now. I pray that your wife's condition will get better. My best to you!

Great track!

THANK YOU

Lenny smiley
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wow
wow
wow
wow
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Been there a long time ago. This is a powerful tune.
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Jay, Dave and James these stars are for you. I know how much this song means to you Jay and I'm glad you took the time to see it done right, It paid off. Dave and James, excellent work, INCREDIBLE voce man!
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What beautiful voice! And what beautiful song. Fantastic production. Bravo
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Have you guys noticed I favorited all of your songs?
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macoco Listener

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This song is so close to me, but I was not lucky as you are. I feel your pain, and mine, again.
(in that case, she wouldn't mind seeing you cry. Just be there.)

Last edited by macoco, 11 years ago.
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artneuro Artist

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Great stuff.
I mean, I have nothing more to say than it's just blindingly awesome, start to end.
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hey guys. ive had the MRI done for the same reason. Ive had the migraines for as far back as i can remember, But i didnt have the test done until recently. Mine came back negative but my heart goes out to those that have lost loved ones. Thanks for this song.
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A few guys from Project Overlord huh ?... Well, great song, awesome vocal, similar vein to the bike crash song, you seem to pull these off very well and make it seem easy... which I know it isnt. Well done.
J
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Vibrating tune, lyrics are very touching!
Great voice Dave, I like also the piano and guitar "nuances", bravi to the "fab four"!!

Lou
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Are you guy's reading all these comments? It looks like everybody got it right!!! ---Dave
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very intense guys- well done

jeff
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Fantastic guys. Great guitars, drum, voices everything is perfect. And what about the production, it's perfection too. THX for sharing this cool moment.
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Ignoramus Artist

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Appreciate the listens and comments, everyone. I struggled with the backstory of this song, and how much to share with you. As such, I modified the song page over the past few days, trying to find the best words to give meaning to the song. Part of me didn't want to come across all "doom 'n' gloom," since I am a happy boy with very, very little to complain about or bemoan, but on the advice of friends and loved ones, I put back what I originally wrote. Some songs are meant to get your booty shakin', some are meant to be light and fluffy like cotton candy, and some are meant to give you pause and to take stock in your life, even if just for a moment. I, apparently, needed to write the latter. I feel very fortunate to be collaborating with 3 very special and gifted musicians who brought to life a simple song that I concocted to help me express how I was feeling that day. Thanks again for listening.

Oh yeah, the next one's most assuredly going to be a butt-kicker of a song. Enough of this sad stuff already!

Jay
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JD Moderator

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You know I am a lucky man. To be priveliged to have hear the work in process was a joy. Now I am ecstatic with this final version. There is a reason why I belive so strongly in this site and talent here like you Jay and DGO, James and Dave. When songs like these are released, you can't help but grin with excitement and happiness when such a quality song is made.

This is excellent! From conecpt to completion, you simply had a winner.

Excellent is not powerful enough a word-- but it's all I can conjure at the moment...

I hope there will be more of Fractal Garden as a quartet!
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Dave you have an awesome vocal ability. This is a really well written song. It has a quality not found on many tracks. You have all done an outstanding job.
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DaveM Artist

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I just want to add my thanks to all those that have stopped by for a listen and have taken the time to comment, it's really appreciated.

Clearly an immensely personal song for Jay to write, I am honoured that he asked me to add my voice to it.

As for the music, well I think it speaks for itself, my fellow collaborators did a mighty fine job, and great to have my old band mate James on board too, *****'s for you all.

Dave
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Im late . This is so cool ! It just gets better and better......F.G. ROCKS.............
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Im with ghost ,better and better

Very well put together guys.
nice keys,stunning guitar work everything is in place.


Thanx for sharing
Ian
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WOW...

WOW...

iCOMPS Super GROUP...yup..

this has such a full sound..PERFECT.. what can I say..

FG ..FOREVER

wood
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Sounds awesome. Keep this up!
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awesome.
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Glad to hear it's only migraines. (I am familiar with those types of migraines) Great song. Nice job guys.
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Beautiful performance by Dave M (especially the title line, "oooo I can't look her in the eye" smiley. Very sensual guitars, lulling keyboards holding everything together, and an appropriately restrained drumkit leading us forward.

I love multi-faceted projects that aren't afraid to tackle multiple genres. Consider me a huge fan of the Garden.
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