Cover of track my mother the maskmaker by nico
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nico, my mother the maskmaker

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featuring caroline jesalva on violin!

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standing eye to eye

with faces from my past,

i lift them off their hooks

knowing they're more than masks.

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it seems obvious,

but difficult to do;

every mask you make

must be a part of you.

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as i grew up

with her masks hanging everywhere,

they seemed to stare at me.

i barely minded them at all,

i never really noticed.

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and when

i'm gone

they'll be right here,

watching my memories,

keeping them safe.

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now that

i've gone

to see something new,

they'll be with me,

and so will she

(and so will she)

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let's stop for a while.

can't you see? (can't you see)

it's my artistic style,

i'm not just lazy.

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my mother,

the maskmaker.

remember

what you heard.

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(thanks to heissen and my roommate @coolyjojo for the mixing help)

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    nico

    2 weeks ago

    dig the album version here!

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    Wightfall

    3 weeks ago

    Vocal harmonies are nailing me again man. Whole thing is so fucking sublime

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    ▽✨~Vermontzzz~✨▽

    3 weeks ago

    I'm felling it man.

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    Snowfire

    about 1 month ago

    This is pretty awesome.

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    hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    about 1 month ago

    geez nico wtf

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    aeiter

    about 1 month ago

    jamming out on guitar with the last section mmmm

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      nico

      about 1 month ago

      no wayyyy!! pls if u feel like it record and send my way i would so love to hear what you're doing!

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    sebastian

    about 1 month ago

    this is giving me such a specific feeling, like going through the middle of the mall, walking right pass the perfume area, where theres a lot of people handing out a lot of perfume... idk why but this song sounds like the smell of a lot of forced perfume

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      nico

      about 1 month ago

      that's quite high praise indeed ;P

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      sebastian

      about 1 month ago

      yh dude, plz bring more of that shit, this is better than being high

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      nico

      about 1 month ago

      this imagery is amazing! thank you for sharing :) it's interesting in how different in material it is from my conception of this song, but the overall arc is very similar. so cool

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    nico

    about 1 month ago

    Republished

    uh since this is on the charts i might as well do some sort of "final" mix

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    Goon

    about 1 month ago

    This is something else, nice work dude!

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    aeiter

    about 1 month ago

    you're my favourite

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    Icebox

    about 1 month ago

    ngl, this is trash.

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    at being trash. this is an awesome production, I hate you for making me cry outta nowhere. idk why I'm just crying, I'm actually legit crying to that violin T^T

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    sphere

    about 1 month ago

    really good stuff here dude. i really like the quintuplet swing vibe you have going on in the first half of the track.

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      nico

      about 1 month ago

      five subdivided in five! a fractal :)

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    ollie (is back)

    about 1 month ago

    You're gonna blow up on AT, I can see it happening for sure! This is amazing dude! :D

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      nico

      about 1 month ago

      man i dunno i just like making music. but thanks!!

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      Vizil

      about 1 month ago

      I've been waiting for it to happen for 2 years ;(

      Need to spam people

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    notsyndey

    about 1 month ago

    oh my god I love you

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    Noir

    about 1 month ago

    Really nice work dude! This is something pretty spectacular. I think the bass at 3:03 could use a little more high end, at least when it isn't competing with pads and vocals. I like the effect of things being mono up until you open it up with the stereo vocals, and I think you could accentuate that effect even more. Overall, this has a very dark mix, and it might benefit from choosing some key sounds to allow to be a little brighter, especially on impacts. But as I said, this is really good work

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      nico

      about 1 month ago

      hm i just listened to this version and realized there were a few things muted for some reason.. oops

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      nico

      about 1 month ago

      thanks noir! the mix for this one was really really difficult—it took stupid long and my ears got very tired. i found that the more i focused on the technicalities the less i was in touch with the emotional aspects of the music. this version is a final version, but not the final version. will definitely keep your feedback in mind if/when i revisit the mix! love

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