You might remember me writing about the the sophomore release The Welcome Kinetic by Pramod Tummala's band Morning Recordings in October. If not, travel back in time and read about it now. Don't have the time? Here's what I said about it then: "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." The album is theoretically divided up into ten tracks, but in reality, they feel like they all piece together to form one large musical tapestry.
If you haven't picked it up yet (or even if you have), here's your chance to win a super-deluxe holiday gift set which will include a copy of The Welcome Kinetic CD and poster, a Music For Places CD (the band's first release) and poster, and a CD-R of the digital-only Let’s Love EP. (the EP the band released between the two full length albums). Talk about holiday cheer - you won't need any mistletoe if you give this prize pack to a significant other! All you need to do to enter is leave a comment (or e-mail me) with your name and e-mail address and you'll be in the running. I'll pick a lucky winner next Tuesdayish and notify them faster than you can say "I got coal in my stocking!"
Morning Recordings - We Loved the City Years : The Welcome Kinetic
Morning Recordings - Just Be Still : Let's Love EP
Morning Recordings - Can't Help Fading Away : Music For Places