28th Oct 2020 19:14 - 3 years ago
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Description : title/photograph = babak tafreshi
older than i am, which is pretty old

Comments (15)

If you have time take a listen and give xstokes some feedback.

charleymarie1 3rd Dec 2023 16:04 - 6 months ago
I am looking for something ethereal and this is just so nice. Great work!
xstokes replied 4th Dec 2023 - 6 months ago
hello, i’m real glad it hit the spot. i also urge you check out babak tafreshi, his photos of the night sky seen from earth are truly ethereal.
kingmt77 15th Apr 2022 01:44 - 2 years ago
xstokes I happened up on this mellow track and a mellow one it is. Stellar guitar tone and work.

RitajustRita 31st Oct 2020 00:59 - 3 years ago
So beautiful Michael!!!
Its reaching my heart and thats what good music can do !!!
xstokes replied 31st Oct 2020 - 3 years ago
dear Rita, what a lovely thing to say. thank you, sis!
CINCOCENT 31st Oct 2020 00:05 - 3 years ago
Sweet title! Has real lofi feel to it so a lil sad but still enjoyable bro good work
xstokes replied 31st Oct 2020 - 3 years ago
thanks, bro — just feeling babak’s photo
the guy’s a necromancer.
Danke 30th Oct 2020 21:10 - 3 years ago
what a speechless artwork this is...oh dear stg...:-)
I'm envious ... I've always admired those who have been able to do wonders with a piece of instrument ... it's like talking about the fallen leaves of late autumn as we prepare for the cold winter ...
so I feel ... awesome pice ...

fistbump, Danke
xstokes replied 31st Oct 2020 - 3 years ago
thank you for the kind words, man — this one is mystical to me, the notes just used me to play themselves....
phantomproduction 30th Oct 2020 17:49 - 3 years ago
a little breath at the beginning, jazz ... I don't know but very cool to listen to !!
good job dude !
xstokes replied 31st Oct 2020 - 3 years ago
Michel, i do appreciate your keen ears! i wish we could opt out of genre sometimes — it can be a hindrance to the maker and cause cognitive dissonance for the listener. you know?
terryjmhitsong 30th Oct 2020 15:23 - 3 years ago
your on a roll man....another pleasant surprise
xstokes replied 30th Oct 2020 - 3 years ago
hi Terry! well a little bit of rollback, currently tied up in knots... but i’m fond of this old thing. thanks for the listen, bro!
BCVProductions 30th Oct 2020 15:14 - 3 years ago
Smooth, introspective and psychedelic. Goes very well with the photos. Thanks for getting me to look up babak tafreshi. Those pictures are mindblowing! :D
xstokes replied 30th Oct 2020 - 3 years ago
hey man, i am so happy i got someone to check out babak — he is a rockstar. i’m glad the music clicked, too!
Alien 29th Oct 2020 23:55 - 3 years ago
Great job, Very relaxing and dreamy track.
Keep up the good work.
xstokes replied 30th Oct 2020 - 3 years ago
i’m very happy you liked it!
DijamMusic 29th Oct 2020 23:35 - 3 years ago
Wow Hello, my dear friend.
This track is great.
Very nostalgic type track,
I wish it was a little longer because is too good it is over to quick.
Really good track mate.
Well done to you my friend.
xstokes replied 30th Oct 2020 - 3 years ago
hey Maj, well, eclipses are brief and so nostalgic events! peace, my good friend!
CelestiaAngel777 29th Oct 2020 17:56 - 3 years ago
Hello brother x,

After a long day this track here is the ultimate sublime! & calming sound i need to hear. This is so, so, *B*E*A*U*T*I*F*U*L* I am in awe at the wonderful! sound/purity of this little gem here.

This production is truly created with something more than just heart and soul, it has so much more substance. Some elements of this track Kind of reminded me a little of the band called "The Clientele" for some reason but all I know is that this track is a real tranquil cure! for the soul. Sweet! music to my ears. LOVE This!...
xstokes replied 30th Oct 2020 - 3 years ago
hi ms. A! i’m so glad this communicated a sense of tranquility! have a peek at my inspiration, i know you are one who’ll get something from it:
babak’s such a great blend of hard earth-bound astronomy and soulful images... stay well, sister!
BONEZONMARZ 29th Oct 2020 10:02 - 3 years ago
liking the guitars !
xstokes replied 30th Oct 2020 - 3 years ago
i had one of the old metal zoom pedals weighed like an anchor but had some nice fx for all that. thanks for listening, man!
theHumps 29th Oct 2020 02:53 - 3 years ago
Feels like I'm watching Endless Summer, that old surf movie. The sun is setting over the water, surfboard is in the sand next to me, hanging with my buds and chillin'.

ahhhhhhh.....nice one!

xstokes replied 30th Oct 2020 - 3 years ago
hey Wayne — check out the doc Riding Giants too — a great historical companion-piece to ES. thanks for hangin ten, bud!
KnightHeir 29th Oct 2020 01:09 - 3 years ago
Relaxing vintage/live sound. Good job bro.
xstokes replied 30th Oct 2020 - 3 years ago
thanks, man. those zoom pedals have some ok amp-modeling fx!
thechockehold 28th Oct 2020 21:29 - 3 years ago
Listening for 3rd time in a row now! Just wow.
xstokes replied 28th Oct 2020 - 3 years ago
thank you, that’s very kind and much appreciated.

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