The Dark & The Light

by Church of Trees

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Honor in Treason We picked this up for "I Can't Be Loved". We heard this on Anything Goes and fell in love with the track. We like to support albums, so naturally we got the whole thing. I'm glad we did. We needed to know where this song fit in the story. Mainly a hopeful story, it does not shy away from a cruel world. There is dark, and there is light. Relatable hope. For enlightened and darkened souls alike, this is a must listen to album. It will likely never leave our ipod. New fans right here. Favorite track: I Can't Be Loved ft Jill Beaulieu.
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Like Gary Numan by B.R Frazer ©2018 I found a recipe On a darknet site A kind of formula That turns water into wine Take a drink and you're Trump-proof From all the sick shit His minions dish up When they're digging into it Are we living in the darkest time in history? No surprise we want to disappear From all this fear I want to be like Gary Numan Live in my car, be an auto inhuman Don't like the melting pot They want to purify the line But in reality They are as muddy as they're blind They cannot listen Because they will never submit They do not understand time Or that we're running out of it Could we be whisper close to eternity Could we be a single breath from insanity I want to be like Gary Numan Live in my car, be an auto inhuman Under cover, and utter illusion Here in my car, I'm in total seclusion Like Gary Numan L-l-l-l-l like Gary (Gary, Gary) Like G-g-g-g-g-g Like Gary Numan I want to be like Gary Numan Live in my car, be an auto inhuman Under cover, an utter illusion Here in my car, in total seclusion Like Gary Numan Like Gary Numan Like Gary
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Good Girl by B.R Frazer & Tara Holloway ©2018 She used to be someone I knew Blew sugar daddies when the rent was due Fancied herself as a star A Marilyn cloned of Feather boas and tar She loved to shoot holes in the night Painting the day In shadows and spite Revelled in anxiety Waiting for love Til she's dead on her feet She was a good girl in some other life Good girl, so happy and wise A good girl in somebody's eyes But not mine She tries on men like boots Flutters sorrowful eyes Blood-red from the kush Crying herself to sleep Spends her pay cheque on makeup To help her hit on the freaks She was a good girl in some other life Good girl, so happy and wise A good girl in somebody's eyes But not mine She was a good girl in some other life Good girl, innocent and nice A good girl in somebody's eyes But not mine She was a good woman, good woman She was a good woman, good woman Once She was a good girl in some other life Good girl, so happy and wise A good girl in somebody's eyes But not mine She was a good girl in some other life Good girl, innocent and nice A good girl in somebody's eyes But not mine
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Scream in Silence by B.R Frazer ©2017   All roads to ruin start with a stumble tragedy feeds off small mistakes It's purification, act one of delusion in a plutocratic state   I tried to be quiet, stayed mum to the riot But I can't ignore this loaded game A puppet & tool, the worst April fool Too rich to relate   I can only scream alone in silence I can only hide the pain away I can only breathe in cold defiance Burning in the hell that you create   A man on the edge, pride on the brink A finger poised to cast our fate You mock him & spit in a schoolboy fit And nudge him closer to the bait   Do you even know It's armageddon you sow When you blink It's too late   I can only scream alone in silence I can only hide the pain away I can only breathe in cold defiance Burning in the hell that you create I can only I can only I can only scream alone in silence (silence, silence, silence)   It's too late
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Mister Maybe by B.R Frazer ©2018 Crowds a'flock like buzzy bees They wander (ooooh) In throughout my consciousness they flow All distractions interfere and cover up my view The walls of noise they block me from you Is you is or ain't you ain't my baby In you come then out You're Mister Maybe Won't hold my breath 'til you come back (Nooo!) Late at night your pebbles scratch my window A carnal call, you cum and go what's new Must admit, the usual's getting pretty boring Hard swallowing your non-committal view Is you is or ain't you ain't my baby In you come then out You're Mister Maybe Won't hold my breath Is you is, I bet you ain't my baby In you come then out you're mister maybe Won't hold my breath I won't hold, no I won't hold Won't hold my breath, nooo Is you is or ain't you ain't my baby In you come then out You're Mister Maybe Won't hold my breath Is you is, I bet you ain't my baby In you come then out you're mister maybe Won't hold my breath 'til you come back (Nooo!)
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Like Gary Numan by B.R Frazer ©2018 I found a recipe On a darknet site A kind of formula That turns water into wine Take a drink and you're Trump-proof From all the sick shit His minions dish up When they're digging into it Are we living in the darkest time in history? No surprise we want to disappear From all this fear I want to be like Gary Numan Live in my car, be an auto inhuman Don't like the melting pot They want to purify the line But in reality They are as muddy as they're blind They cannot listen Because they will never submit They do not understand time Or that we're running out of it Could we be whisper close to eternity Could we be a single breath from insanity I want to be like Gary Numan Live in my car, be an auto inhuman Under cover, and utter illusion Here in my car, I'm in total seclusion Like Gary Numan L-l-l-l-l like Gary (Gary, Gary) Like G-g-g-g-g-g Like Gary Numan I want to be like Gary Numan Live in my car, be an auto inhuman Under cover, an utter illusion Here in my car, in total seclusion Like Gary Numan Like Gary Numan Like Gary
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I can't be loved by B.R Frazer ©2017 It's with sympathy I tell you Everything must change Packed my guitar and tone Took the Macy Gray Had suspicion for the longest time Things were not quite right Guess this is where I pay In the back room Your bodies tightly pressed In the shadows Drinking his caress I can't be loved Oooh I can't be loved (I Wish that I knew why) I can't be loved (Ahhh ahhhh) I can't be loved No no no In my stark and swollen mind I had to follow you Imagination moved to a darker side If people have the power To manifest their will I not only took the pill I drank the kool-aid In a dark room Your bodies tightly pressed I watch your shadow swallow his caress I can't be loved Oooh I can't be loved (I Wish that I knew why) I can't be loved (Ahhh ahhhh) I can't be loved No no no
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Another Perfect Day by B.R. Frazer ©2018 The Sun peeks over a field of dreams World shakes off its starry beams Coffee's on, ain't it good to be alive Kids wake up to a velvet sky Softly rub the sleep from their eyes Another day to build on this perfection Lilacs smell like French perfume & the sound of laughter fills the room It's a: Perfect, it's a perfect Just another perfect day It's perfect, perfect Just another perfect day with you Warm breeze flutters across my face Dip my toes in the cool of the lake Some days you can almost touch the sky Walked barefoot in the morning dew The scent of pines, it smells like new Spiderweb twinkles in the dappled light Sometimes you gotta break stride Smell the flowers and em-brace life Seize the day, and find a.... better “meeeeeeeeee” Perfect, Perfect, Another perfect day Perfect, perfect Just another perfect day... Perfect, it's a perfect Just another perfect day It's perfect, perfect Just another perfect day with you oooh ooooh, ooooh It's perrrrrfeeeect Another perrrrrrfeeect day, with yooo-ooo-oooou, with yooo-ooo-ooooou
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Me myself and I by B.R Frazer ©2017 Caught the wave of a roiling sea Sank deep below All that I could see … were dead roses Flew to heights on a lover’s high Came crashing to the ground All that I could hear was “it’s over” I tell myself There will be blue skies (ah, ah , ahhhhh) Convince myself, I’ll be just fine It’s always Me, myself and I, driving alone dear Me, myself, and I Gettin’ high I see myself in time, without a lover If I could be myself then I Might just try … to learn to fly It’s not love that eludes my gaze But the heartache makes it hard to smile at passers by If fate should grant me one last wish Stars align for Cupid's I'll close my eyes; don't catch me crying Drink myself to sleep & dream the good lie (ah, ah , ahhhhh) Wake up to the sound Of si- lence It’s always Me, myself and I, driving alone dear Me, myself, and I, gettin’ high I always see myself in time without a lover If I could be myself then I Might just try … to learn to fly Me, myself and I It’s always me, myself, and I Just me, myself and I don’t know why It’s always Me, myself and I, driving alone dear Me, myself, and I, gettin’ high I always see myself in time without a lover If I could be myself then I Might just try to learn to fly
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Heaven's Waiting by B.R Frazer and DeeDee Butters ©2018 Waiting For some bell to ring An ethereal voice Alone to sing Looking back Guess I reaped just what I sowed Heaven's waiting At the door for me And I'm praying That it's going to be Everything the preacher Said it would be Dreaming In a sea of scorn On the Hesperus Lashed to a mast in the storm So many changes that I should have made Listening To my wild heart beat Waiting Til it ceases to be A child of the damned One of the cursed few The release of love Lou said it would be One life's gift to eternity The day all liars finally speak their truth Heaven's waiting At the door for me And I'm praying That it's going to be Everything the preacher Said it would be Angel's waiting to put wings on my feet My Gabriel Blows his horn so sweet Carry me oh won't you set me free
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Scream in Silence by B.R Frazer ©2017   All roads to ruin start with a stumble tragedy feeds off small mistakes It's purification, act one of delusion in a plutocratic state   I tried to be quiet, stayed mum to the riot But I can't ignore this loaded game A puppet & tool, the worst April fool Too rich to relate   I can only scream alone in silence I can only hide the pain away I can only breathe in cold defiance Burning in the hell that you create   A man on the edge, pride on the brink A finger poised to cast our fate You mock him & spit in a schoolboy fit And nudge him closer to the bait   Do you even know It's armageddon you sow When you blink It's too late   I can only scream alone in silence I can only hide the pain away I can only breathe in cold defiance Burning in the hell that you create I can only I can only I can only scream alone in silence (silence, silence, silence)   It's too late
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The sophomore Church of Trees release features some of Canada's finest but lesser known female vocalists. A sonic shift from the debut EP Primitive Creatures, the new album explores a range of styles within the synthpop genre, from an edgy Numan-esque feel (Like Gary Numan, Scream in Silence) to more pop-oriented, danceable grooves (Listen to Love, Good Girl), with a heaping of the unexpected (I Can't Be Loved, Mister Maybe).

The album also features the song Listen to Love, which is co-written and performed with Rob Preuss (formerly of Spoons and Honeymoon Suite). Rob also contributes two extraordinary remixes (or as Rob calls them: rOb PreuSS Versions), one for Like Gary Numan, and one for Scream in Silence.

credits

released September 28, 2018

Bernard Frazer: drum/bass programming, synths, piano, sfx
Rob Preuss: synths, drum/bass programming on Listen to Love, and synths, drum/bass programming, percussion, bass, and guitar on both rOb PreuSS Versions.
Jordon Zadorozny: Guitar
Kelly Craig: Trumpet on Mister Maybe
DeeDee Butters: vocals
Tara Holloway: vocals
Andrea Matchett: vocals
Jill Beaulieu: vocals
Krista Hartman: vocals

Produced by Bernard Frazer and Jordon Zadorozny except for [rOb PreuSS Versions] producesd and mixed by Rob Preuss

Mixed/mastered by Jordon Zadorozny @ Skylark Park Pembroke, ON
Vocals recorded by Jordon Zadorozny except:
I Can't Be Loved: vocals recorded by Richard Kleef
Listen to Love: vocals recorded by Andrea Matchett
Another Perfect Day: vocals recorded by Kate Schroder
Drum/bass programming, synths, piano and sound effects recorded by Bernard Frazer with additional synths and drum/bass programming for Listen to Love recorded by Rob Preuss
Trumpets on Mister Maybe recorded by Andrew Burns

Album photograph by shutterstock.com
Album Design by Karen Bisson & Bernard Frazer

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Church of Trees Ottawa, Ontario

The Ottawa‐based synth/dream pop project broke onto the scene with 2017's Primitive Creatures, a collection of chill grooves, lush synths, and catchy melodies.

In 2018, they unleashed The Dark & the Light, introducing an edgier sound and a host of new voices.

In 2020, they launch New Bold Dawn, a collection of songs describing the fear, anxiety, and desperation of a world under lock down.
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