Strange Bird (2014)

by Chip Gibbons

Released 2017
Released 2017
An enjoyable, light rock tune about fleeting love.
NOTES
This is an earlier version of the "Strange Bird" that is on the "Billion Dollar Pill" album.

My music has been covering a lot of territory. Have a listen to the "Billion Dollar Pill" album which is pop/light rock with lyrics. Then have a listen to the "Isolated Incidents" album which is all synth-based, improvised, experimental instrumentals. Then check out the "Trumplandia Cathedral" songs which are electronic/dance tunes with a mystery hidden in …
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Food Is a Drug

by Chip Gibbons

Released 2017
Released 2017
A fun upbeat song about the relationship between emotions and eating. Composed on an iPad using GarageBand, the quality of the production will surprise you. Like a good meal, it's meant to be shared with your friends.
NOTES
As a songwriter/composer I try to explore different styles of music. My first album, "Billion Dollar Pill" was more pop/rock/folk influenced. My second, "Isolated Incidents" was synth based, instrumental, and experimental. The three "Trumplandia Cathedral" singles are electronic and dance oriented with an added mystery element thrown in.

This latest single, which was actually written before many of the other songs, is based on the classic 12-bar blues structure, with some funk/…
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Trumplandia Cathedral (Gibberish Mix)

by Chip Gibbons

Released 2017
Released 2017
A fun, upbeat dance track with some mystery in it.
NOTES
Trumplandia Cathedral is a musical place of contemplation and dance.

The Trumplandia Cathedral songs are about the values and judgments that each listener brings to the cathedral, a place to contemplate the big picture, at this time in history.

To hear this track translated from Gibberish into English, you can listen to Trumplandia Cathedral (Translation Mix).

It uses quotes from a famous book originally published in 1794. (Public Domain)
Cover art: Infrared image from NASA's Spitzer …
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Trumplandia Cathedral (Translation Mix)

by Chip Gibbons

Released 2017
Released 2017
This track provides an English translation of Trumplandia Cathedral (Gibberish Mix) by reversing the track.
NOTES
This track is a partner to Trumplandia Cathedral (Gibberish Mix), which is reversed in this track so that the lyric can be heard in English.

Cover art: NASA Spitzer Space Telescope photo of the Helix Nebula with the colors reversed.

Trumplandia Cathedral (Instrumental Mix)

by Chip Gibbons

Released 2017
Released 2017
An original, upbeat dance track.
NOTES
This is an instrumental version of Trumplandia Cathedral (Gibberish Mix). There are additional changes to the mix besides just removing the vocal.

The Trumplandia Cathedral songs are about the values and judgments that each listener brings to the cathedral, a place to contemplate the big picture, at this time in history.

Cover photo: NASA Hubble photo of Orion Nebula

Isolated Incidents

by Chip Gibbons

Released 2017
Released 2017
Free-form synthesizer improvisations that are inspired by the countless things in nature that only happen once and will never be repeated in exactly the same way.
NOTES
This music is inspired by events that have their own internal rhythm, harmony and melody and which only occur once. They begin at one point in time and end at another, never to repeat in exactly the same away again: autumn leaves blowing in a brisk wind, clouds continually changing shape in the sky, a tornado making a path through a small town, Jackson Pollock painting one of his drip paintings, the life of every …
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Billion Dollar Pill

by Chip Gibbons

Released 10/15/2016
Released 10/15/2016
An intimate, thoughtful, unique collection of beautifully arranged songs written, performed and produced by one man.
NOTES
From the light rock satire of the title track, "Billion Dollar Pill", to the thoughtful musings on quantum physics in "Oh" and the layered voices of "Your Face", this album offers a selection of tracks outside the mainstream of pop music. The lyrical content deals with subjects like depression ("Inside a Hole"), war and father/son relationships ("Father"), sadness at Christmastime ("Anyway"), and the inevitability of death after a lifetime of enduring enigmatic realities ("The …
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