C. Paul Buckles | The Butterfly Project (Special Edition) [Butterfly Journey]

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The Butterfly Project (Special Edition) [Butterfly Journey]

by C. Paul Buckles

Wistful, hard-hitting, joyous personification of life's journeys to, from and through experience and reflection
Genre: Pop: Folky Pop
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1. A Medicine Show
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2. After All
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3. Oh, You!
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4. David Jones (Original Demo)
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5. How Do You Feel?
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Wistful, hard-hitting, joyous personification of life's journeys to, from and through experience and reflection................

With the release of 'The Butterfly Journey' we have the second installation of C. Paul Buckles' "The Butterfly Project." This part of the project is quite different from the earlier 'Lady of the Lake' with it's focus on romantic scenes, relationships and adventures. The journey, as described above is both physical and mental and demanding of answers which at times are fleeting and at others are brazen. The stark production on some of the songs is in direct contrast to the lush production on the rest; taking the listener on a journey of their own through changing sonic landscapes of bare-bones acoustic guitar projections and polished professional expressions. C. Paul relates that 'David Jones' in particular was left as the original demo because he could never quite duplicate the exact composure of that straight-out-of-a-nap inspiration. You hear it as he recorded it that possessive afternoon in 1997.
Enjoy what you hear and ponder what you puzzle, each song is a unique experience in sonic poetry……………
This is an "enhanced" CD. By putting it in your computer, you can access a video performance, cover art, credits and lyrics for each song. The audio portion plays in a CD player or on your computer.


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Deb Wiggins

Mellow and marvelous
I enjoy the song writing, superb guitar and your voice sounds great! You've got a real winner here C. Paul......

Boulder Bob

nice songs, heartfelt vocals - love how the 12 string on Oh You "quotes" Harrison


This collection is amazing in that there is such a variety of moods in one space. Each song is professional from a musical standpoint and poetic, artistically. Beautiful work!


Awesome folk/rock
Nice mix of guitar work and vocals, excellent writing! Nice work, give it a listen!!


Refreshing Versions of Classic Buckles
I had a wonderful time revisiting these songs from Calvin. My fondest memories involve Calvin playing these songs with just classical guitar in hand. However, these versions of those songs bring a new twist to them, a fresh sound, and spin that I thoroughly enjoyed. Way to go! I encourage everyone to purchase these tunes from a veteran musical talent.


Unexpected treasure
Sweet & easy listening. And a distinctive voice that perfectly fits the music. What a treat!

Andrew J.

"The Butterfly Journey"
After listening to C. Paul Buckles "The Butterfly Project" a number of times here are the impressions that have occurred to me.

As an overall impression, the songs are very melodic, generally acoustic in nature, and sing along kind of songs. Cal's voice while not very dynamic in range is none the less mellow and pleasant in quality. The recordings and production quality is very good. The feel of the songs range from the acoustic story telling of "A Medicine Show", "After All", and "David Jones" to The classic feel of "Oh, You!" and a somewhat middle eastern kind of vibe on "How Do You Feel?". The diversity is profound so I found myself wondering where the "butterfly" comes into play in tying all the songs together.

My impressions song by song:
1. A Medicine Show
Melodic. Great recording. Well balanced mix between the vocals and guitar. A song about a medicine show make me think of old western movies and TV shows I've seen. Has a folk, not western feel to the song. Not much relevance in todays culture. This song invokes the imagination part of the brain to kick in and wonder about living here in the west about 100 years ago.

2. After All
The prevalent thing that stands out in this song is the ambient background sound scape which highlights and compliments the journey though the song. This is also a very "visual" song. It creates for me a place where I'd like to be. Calm and peaceful. The recording and mix of the guitar and vocals are not as good as A Medicine Show. The guitar is not as present and there is sibilance in the vocals. Great song despite those minor flaws.

3. Oh, You!
Of all the songs in this collection, Oh, You! is the song that will have the most mass appeal. This song has a definite 60's british invasion feel to it. The Hollies come to mind. The background vocals set this song apart along with the the haunting lead vocals and guitar riffs. Probably the most sing along song of the bunch. Has top forty potential. Recordings, mix and production are exceptional except the drums sound a little too small. Who hasn't had a hard time getting a great drum sound?

4. David Jones
This is the dark one of the bunch. Having a hard time figuring how this song fits in with the rest. If this CD is a snapshot of life, this is the cold, gloomy, don't bother getting out of bed today, mood we've all experienced. Luckily How Do You Feel completes the CD to leave you on an up-beat note. And what's with the studio noise before the song begins? This one has me scratching my head.

5. How Do You Feel?
This song differs from the rest in the fact that it is primarily a percussion based song. It has a middle eastern feel to it. Even the guitar is used in a percussive kind of way. This may be the best song of the bunch. It doesn't have a particular (name a decade) sound. Contemporary yet timeless. I like how the guitar goes from a background back-beat to a clear, clean, way up front "listen to this" bridge. The only thing that I kept waiting for that never happened was in my mind I could hear Cal's vocals get big and up front somewhere in the song. A vocal crescendo so to speak. This song has such an interesting sound and feel to it I almost forgot about David Jones.