Tuesday, October 16, 2007

wake Up (or go to sleep) with Morning Recordings

Morning Recordings is back with the release of their second full length album, titled The Welcome Kinetic. The band is headed up by Pramod Tummala, who previously spent time as a founding member and principal songwriter of the Chicago-based band, Melochrome. For those of you familiar with Melochrome, Morning Recordings feels like a logical extension of where Melochrome was growing and evolving into before its members went their separate ways.

Their latest release, which came out last week, opens with and instrumental piece, The One Hundred Hills, which you can listen to below. Normally I don't post up instrumentals, but this one begs to be listened to. It blends the incongruous notes of a tinkling xylophone and a wailing trumpet masterfully. Going deeper into the album will reveal pieces that focus as much on the instrumental aspects of the music as much as the lyrical / vocal content. You'll feel as if you're sleepwalking through a melancholy etherealness that washes over you with the lightest of ambient strokes. Harmonious vocals, such as in We Loved The City Years, only supplement the already audibly satisfying melodies. Enjoy the following keeping in mind they are only part of ten tracks that meld into one musical statement.

Morning Recordings - The One Hundred Hills : The Welcome Kinetic

Morning Recordings - We Loved The City Years : The Welcome Kinetic

and one from their first album:

Morning Recordings - Can't Help Fading Away : Music For Places

Visit their website, their label Loose Thread Recordings, and become their friend on MySpace.


Melochrome - An Afterthought : This Is Motion

1 comment:

Dave Rawkblog said...

i love this band so much