Open Secret

by Bottle Tree

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    45rpm 7" vinyl single in orange IARC dome-patterned dust cover. B Side features drums-only mix of "Open Secret."

    Includes unlimited streaming of Open Secret via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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"What one imagines the great Art Ensemble of Chicago would have sounded like if asked to write a 'hit.'" - Piotr Orlov, AFROPUNK

Bottle Tree is a new collaboration conjured from the Southside Chicago storefront chapel of singer/scholar A.M. Frison and composer/cornetist Ben Lamar Gay.

With Italian expat Tommaso Moretti on traps, the sound-rendered folklore of Bottle Tree embodies a heart beating to West African mutated funk with the spirit of avant-garde jazz and a Motown-molded melodic mind — like a futuristic fantasy of Stevie Wonder backed by Don Cherry and Novos Baianos in the early 1970s.

"Open Secret," the lead single from their forthcoming full-length album, is an agnostic prayer penned by Frison against false borders between faiths.


released February 20, 2017


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Track Name: Open Secret
Dazzling brilliant illumination on a transcendental satisfaction
Terrifyingly beautiful destruction
Bursting from the center of the sleeping ones
Black nakedness dancing erotic
Whirling baptizing the moonlight
With her tongue
B: betrayed by the cage of this cold space & time
Where even feelings forget to be felt
Swallowed by this good/evil design
Where we all chase material wealth
C: Ooh, see I been trying to understand
Trying to persuade & bend the fabric
Of the meaning
Til she came & I saw thru the master plan, that everything i been looking for
Nobody had ever seen it
The open secret is we are 1
The open secret is we are 1
Drunk with the fake truth. Not a moment too soon that voodoo u don't do caused u to lose
A pretty limbo is a trivial riddle trapped inside a simple gamble
B (repeats)
C (repeats)

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