7th Sep 2021 00:51 - 2 years ago
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Description : old as the hills, from a past that i'll never escape. gtr+loopstation

Comments (17)

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

yampaja 15th May 2022 17:36 - 2 years ago
Great vibe. Props for the name.
mdeland1 4th Mar 2022 20:23 - 2 years ago
I love this! It's got kind of a sad but still happy vibe. I'd love to hear a longer version.
MrAxel 15th Sep 2021 23:24 - 2 years ago
Who are these holes of asses? Well, I was expecting something really bad. I was pleasantly pleased by this one. Nice chill sound man. Great job and respect for rocking some hybrid-style country.

Shaman77 9th Sep 2021 20:38 - 2 years ago
This is something completely out of the ordinary))
xstokes replied 15th Sep 2021 - 2 years ago
out of the blue and into the black as neil young says!
ZoxoSonor 9th Sep 2021 18:01 - 2 years ago
The airship rises,
your cargo is our past.
It doesn't get high!
Pull it back,
people sighing.
xstokes replied 15th Sep 2021 - 2 years ago
ah you are right, my dear friend — some things are hard to let go
phantomhim 8th Sep 2021 17:39 - 2 years ago
I'd try adding some strings to spice the progression up a little bru. Nice, melodic piece.
xstokes replied 15th Sep 2021 - 2 years ago
you know, after listening to some real trad stuff and considering your comment, i love the idea! thanks, man!
LJmbbremen 7th Sep 2021 19:08 - 2 years ago
Hi Michael,
this is a ballad of a disappointed one. The question I ask myself is who the A ... is now. But I miss your otherwise great creativity. That doesn't mean this track is bad. No, you've already done something similar and this deep part of the song is something I like so much about you and your compositions. I immediately thought of your track for werewolf, even if it is even more reserved. Sometimes it doesn't take much to say a lot anyway. Your voice would have been perfect here. I miss the soft yet powerful sounds of your vocal machine. Have a nice day / evening my brother!
xstokes replied 7th Sep 2021 - 2 years ago
haha, very sage words! yes i did pursue this same expression for some time, i have been known for beating dead horses. honestly, i’ve been away from the guitar for some time and i’m starting to yearn for it, so look out. and my damn voice, my cat has my tongue and i can’t find the rest of it anywhere… so, between those two things i have plenty of practice to do. i’m glad you’re listening, Matthias!
Zootman 7th Sep 2021 10:06 - 2 years ago
sublime simplicity, at least on the face of it. it does all it needs to, tugs at the heart strings with an uplifting sadness. well thats what i think anyway :)
xstokes replied 7th Sep 2021 - 2 years ago
that’s the crucial thing with me is fighting the urge to overplay — things start going right, i get excited, now it’s all fucked up. and a loopstation’s unforgiving. so your comment means a lot!
CINCOCENT 7th Sep 2021 06:26 - 2 years ago
It's pretty dope homie need some mastering though you play the instruments yourself
xstokes replied 7th Sep 2021 - 2 years ago
hey man my whole recording setup cost about $20!
sirefox 7th Sep 2021 06:24 - 2 years ago
Precioso tema amigo Mike, con mucho sentimiento, de los que te llegan al corazón. Esas guitarras te cuentan una historia, más que triste lo veo tierno, romántico para bailar lento, abrazado a la persona que más quieres. Me gusta ese sonido envolvente, intimista, es muy adecuado para vivir y disfrutar de esa intimidad. Otro enorme trabajo querido amigo, que tengas un buen día compañero. Salud y paz.
xstokes replied 7th Sep 2021 - 2 years ago
muito obrigado, meu amigo, por ver o ator na música e ouvir sua história com tanta clareza. é por isso que sempre valorizo ​​sua escuta - você usa seus olhos!
CelestiaAngel777 7th Sep 2021 05:38 - 2 years ago
Ballad of an asshole...Hmmm must be some Ballad because it sure doesn't sound like it, judging by this you certainly captured something spectacular!...sounds lovely this has those heart pulling elements similar but not the same obviously as the gentlemen sir robin (CF) has running through his music. Nonetheless this is very good! work here as always. Pulchra Musica.
xstokes replied 7th Sep 2021 - 2 years ago
hello ms. A of the everchanging avatar! (you’re a bit of a Scheherazade!) haha, i am that good sir’s squire, i know all about him but i can’t talk here…
err i mean how flattering, really!
i’m so happy to hear your latest tracks, you are just as magic as your avatar, seemingly appearing at will in any musical setting you choose and playing hell out of it. i’ve had the good fortune to chat a bit with mickey/monkwee and he’s been a big fav so i was so surprised and happy. to catch that collab, he must be really chuffed!
ioncewas 7th Sep 2021 04:47 - 2 years ago
Hi xstokes, really nice guitar; I like when the melody bends a bit here and there; overall sounds warm and chilled. Nice job.
xstokes replied 7th Sep 2021 - 2 years ago
hey, man — cheers for the listen!
pseudoble 7th Sep 2021 01:52 - 2 years ago
Hey Michael - lovely sound of sweet melodic guitar drifting in the warmth of lofi ambient noise - a heart is breaking somewhere sometime - beautiful track
xstokes replied 7th Sep 2021 - 2 years ago
i sure appreciate yr ears — you hear it as it was intended!
crucethus 7th Sep 2021 01:30 - 2 years ago
Melancholy anger. the best kind of anger.
xstokes replied 7th Sep 2021 - 2 years ago
it saves the spleen!
RitajustRita 7th Sep 2021 01:29 - 2 years ago
Sounds so peacefull and in the same time a little sad to me.
Your guitarwork is beautifull Michael!!
Need a singer on it
xstokes replied 7th Sep 2021 - 2 years ago
it was made at such a different time, but this one still speaks to me. i want to play again more regularly, and so i am grateful for yr encouragement!
dimestop 7th Sep 2021 01:20 - 2 years ago
Lovely track, such a sweet dreamy sound, the guitar is viciously beautiful, and ideal for me to retire to bed , you got my final listen of the day xs, I'll sleep well tonight bro
xstokes replied 7th Sep 2021 - 2 years ago
hey Paul, i had a similar day yesterday — listened to a week’s worth of loop i missed and yes i too retired in bliss. glad you got the undercurrent!
DijamMusic 7th Sep 2021 01:06 - 2 years ago
Wow, My dear bro Mike.
Your track title mate fancy talking about our Scottish friend like that HAHA.
Again, another beautiful track.
This time with wonderful Guitar.
I love that sound.
It is just brilliant mate.
Really great job done here.
Well done.
xstokes replied 7th Sep 2021 - 2 years ago
haha, he wants to know who i’m calling a ballad! i’m too happy you liked this mate and geeked about collab!

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