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Open Secret

by Bottle Tree

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

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

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Open Secret 04:30
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 Allah The open secret is we are 1 Amen-Ra (Repeat) 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)


"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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