Morningbell - Bôa Noite

Format: 12" Vinyl
Run: 300 (Blue Smoke on Milky Clear)
Design: Morningbell
Release Date: October 14, 2016
Price: $17.99


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Bôa Noite is symphonic and grand in scope, with influences ranging from Debussy, to Nas, to African field recordings, to Hungarian folk music, to Tom Waits, Brian Wilson, and beyond, and lyrics about love and sex and death that reference the Argentine poet J.L. Borges, James Joyce,The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, Kurt Vonnegut, and more. For "Boa Noite," Morningbell threw in the kitchen sink, literally and figuratively. The album features a 20-piece orchestra, a chorus of pots and pans (“Listen!”), a bouncing basketball ("We Have Eyes As Well As Ears"), and of course, a rock & roll band.

The album was written, recorded, and produced by the band in their home studio and released in 2013 at Santa Fe Planetarium in Gainesville, along with a custom star show to accompany the music. Travis spent the next three years writing a biography of Curtis Mayfield and studying the finer points of mixing--EQ, compression, etc. After finishing the book, he returned to Boa Noite with his new knowledge and remixed the entire thing. It was remastered at Powerstation Studios, home of legendary producer Tony Bongiovi (Talking Heads, Ramones, Hendrix). The result is the same ambitious music, it just sounds better than ever. As Travis says, “This isn’t an album; it is a gauntlet.” was written, recorded, and produced by the band in their home studio and released in 2013 at Santa Fe Planetarium in Gainesville, along with a custom star show to accompany the music. Travis spent the next three years writing a biography of Curtis Mayfield and studying the finer points of mixing--EQ, compression, etc. After finishing the book, he returned to Boa Noite with his new knowledge and remixed the entire thing. It was remastered at Powerstation Studios, home of legendary producer Tony Bongiovi (Talking Heads, Ramones, Hendrix). The result is the same ambitious music, it just sounds better than ever. As Travis says, “This isn’t an album; it is a gauntlet.”

Tracklist

01. Morningbell - Yes, Wonderful Things
02. Morningbell - Listen!
03. Morningbell - We Have Eyes as Well as Ears
04. Morningbell - I Had a Dream
05. Morningbell - Bôa Noite
06. Morningbell - Polonaise to Sunrise
07. Morningbell - Awake, Awake, Awake
08. Morningbell - You Needn't Have Bothered
09. Morningbell - Hush
10. Morningbell - Goodbye and Goodbye and Goodbye and Goodbye
11. Morningbell - Achille

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"Holy fuck. The percussion on this song. It's sooo slick. I mean... the rest of the song is cool too, but that percussion. I just can't help but dig the hell out of it. It's unique. It's different. I could use countless synonyms, but the point is: I like it. And just when I thought it couldn't get better, the bridge kicks in. It's funky, infuses Asian elements, and generally goes to show that this song is even better than I thought it was at the beginning." - Indie Shuffle

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