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Happy B song 05:29
Make Like a Tree – Happy B song I’m getting closer To his gardens With every second With every hour Tell my mother Time has swallowed me With It's sands With It's sands I'm lost I'm lost between the watch hands We've got no time left x3 We were born already dead Don't even give a try x3 Pretend that you're alive Run away from your house Can't you see that it is burning now We are ashes in town cause time is fire This happy b song For you and me son To remind us That we won't stay for too long I'm ripe Getting rotten warm of time Eating me from inside
Давай оставим Открытыми краны И нас унесееет И нас унесеет К краю землии Мы корабли В объятьях сирокко В объятьях сирокко Привет океан Пролитые чернила Из наших ран Вынырнут киты Из наших ран Души капитанов Согреты куросио Залегли на дноооо Залегли на дно А Юнга видит сны Не закрывая глаз Про то как я и ты В последний раз В последний раз
Make Like a Tree - Future friends It’s cold enough to hide In somebody’s warm house I hope you don’t mind Opening the door My Future friends My possible lovers Keep a space For me in your arms Im on my way Im on my way Everything starts now He is secretly around In every wall In eversound Nothing else nothing else around me Nothing else nothing else around me Ooo only your Ooo only your Frequency Surronds me
Animal 04:04
Im an animal Locked in the cage of bones My body got a name What about my soul? Im made of instincts Im made of mud Im food for insects Im fart of God I’m sleeping I’m sleeping Is there’s anyone to wake me up The ground I’m beating now Soon will give me eternal hug I’m a deer in the woods I’m a man wearing black suite I’m a creature from the sea I’m the one inside you and me I’m an animal I’m an animal I’m an animal Life is a hunter Chasing everyone Chasing everyone Chasing everyone With it’s gun
Birdwatcher 05:15
My grandma 04:06
My grandma take your guns And make all bad boys run My grandma take your guitar And sing me your old hippie song She is counting wales From her balcony She breathe Pacific waves Can you feel that I? Can you feel that I’m a part of you? I’m a part of you
Make Like a Tree – Letters to Marcus Aurelius Despise not death, But welcome it, For nature wills It’s like all else. (Marcus Aurelius)


this album is recordered during my 2,5 years of travels through 13 countries
most of the songs are composed in Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia. Russia and Ukraine

Make Like a Tree is a representation of travels expressed in music and photography created by Sergey Onischenko, a wanderer from Ukraine who has been hitchhiking around the world spreading his indie-folk tunes with a touch of non-conformism and Beat Generation ideas whilst exhibiting his minimalistic landscape photography along the way.

Each concert is played with new members and all songs are created and recorded in different parts of the world. Experiments with sounds and collaborations with the audience can turn this one-man-band into a duo or into quite a large improvising ensemble. The soundscapes of Make Like a Tree will bring you to an inner world of nature, woods, mountains and windswept tropical beaches and the sense of freedom that comes with life on the road.

The Animal album is a result of Sergey’s two and a half year hitchhiking journey through 13 countries from Ukraine to New Zealand. In June 2013 he left his hometown Kharkiv in Ukraine with his guitar in hand and headed to the East chasing the rising sun. It was the beginning of a vagabond trip that he had always dreamed about. Since then he’s done about 250 gigs in around 200 cities in Russia, China, Hong Kong, Macao, Lao, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand. In late 2015 he will be touring Russia and Ukraine to promote the release of his new album with touring plans for Europe and who knows where else in 2016.

Sergey started giving a birth to this album when he made a stop in Bali and recorded three songs in his DIY studio that he set up in bungalow near the ocean where he was living. Three other songs were recorded in Auckland, New Zealand at the MAINZ studio with the help of his friend Mike McMinn who also mixed half of the songs and mastered the whole album. The last two songs were made in collaboration with Cosmic Setter (Russia), Compact Substance (Ukraine) and Anna Denisova (Ukraine). Overall the album is surprisingly cohesive and Sergey’s breathy understated vocals over minimal acoustic arrangements (with the exception of the last two electronic-infused tracks) are sometimes reminiscent of early Iron and Wine or Bon Iver.

“I have been to many places and I have seen many people. I realized that places do not matter – but people are everything. Every single person who I met on my way put a drop of inspiration in my soul and as a result – these songs became mirrors that reflect stories and faces. Take a closer look and you might find yourself in one of the songs.” Sergey Onischenko (Make Like a Tree).

released December 3, 2015 on Monkeyrecords

acoustic alternative ukraine world acoustic guitar alternative electronic folk indie indie folk pop singer-songwriter Berlin


released December 3, 2015


1 - trumpet - Fred Roudet ( France), 4 - cello - Baptiste Sejourne (France), 5 - clarinet - Yuvensius Donny Hermawan (Indonesia), 7 - music, vox, lyrics - The Cosmic Setter (Russia), 8 - music - Compact Substance(Ukraine), vox Anna Denisova (Ukraine), lyrics - Marcus Aurelius

All other instruments and vocals by Sergey Onischenko

Cover artwork by Olga Melnikova

Recording 1,4,5,8 - Make Like a Tree, 2,3,6 - Mike McMinn, 7 - Cosmic Setter

Mastering by Mike McMinn (New Zealand)


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Make Like a Tree is a quintessention of travels expressed in music and photography created by Sergey Onischenko - vagabonder from Ukraine who is hitch-hiking round the world and spreading his indie-folk tunes with a touch of non-conformism and Beat Generation ideas.

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