orange soil [featuring eric slick + marco machera]

by Julie Slick



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i wrote and recorded this song on september 11, 2020, while wildfires raged along the west coast of the united states and the resulting smoke invaded the skies of western washington. the air quality level became so bad around seattle that we were advised not to go outside, and even though we've been in quarantine for months, i had to stop going on my daily (masked) walks around the neighborhood... so i was basically stuck in my apartment for two weeks. i cannot lie—it's been a challenging year for creativity, but just before these fires started, i finally came up with this hopeful sounding riff. my basses had been staring at me with special desperation that friday, so i sat at my computer to record this idea. hours disappeared, evening loomed and i was happy with the day's progress... and then the sun shone through my window for the first time in weeks.


released October 27, 2020
marco machera—bass
eric slick—drums


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Julie Slick Seattle, Washington

bassist, composer, and foodie. member of EchoTest, crimson projeKct, adrian belew power trio, RMS, PAPER CAT, Springs, and the Bahner/Slick Duo.

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