11 Songs, 54 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Picking up where their 2006 self-titled release left off, Brightblack Morning Light offers another collection of dreamy, repetitive grooves set to tempos ranging from slow to slower. Guitar, keyboards, and minimal percussion make up most of the instrumentation, along with some subtle saxophone, trombone, and clarinet mixed in here and there for texture. The band clearly expects patience from their listeners, and they reward it with an album of ethereal, atmospheric tunes (or arguably one long psychedelic jam) that unfold at their own languid pace, revealing multiple pleasures along the way. Though the lyrics are largely unintelligible amidst the swirling keyboards, heavy reverb, and other studio enhancements, the hazy vocal harmonies work beautifully and add much to the drowsy vibe. Those searching for aural hypnosis will find it in Motion to Rejoin.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Picking up where their 2006 self-titled release left off, Brightblack Morning Light offers another collection of dreamy, repetitive grooves set to tempos ranging from slow to slower. Guitar, keyboards, and minimal percussion make up most of the instrumentation, along with some subtle saxophone, trombone, and clarinet mixed in here and there for texture. The band clearly expects patience from their listeners, and they reward it with an album of ethereal, atmospheric tunes (or arguably one long psychedelic jam) that unfold at their own languid pace, revealing multiple pleasures along the way. Though the lyrics are largely unintelligible amidst the swirling keyboards, heavy reverb, and other studio enhancements, the hazy vocal harmonies work beautifully and add much to the drowsy vibe. Those searching for aural hypnosis will find it in Motion to Rejoin.

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5:18
8:00
3:26
7:05
9:46
5:27
6:45
2:42
2:10
2:48

About Brightblack Morning Light

BrightBlack Morning Light's music was written by N. Shineywater and R. Hughes, both from Alabama and both sharing a Creek Native American heritage. BBML enjoyed many U.S. tours and shows in San Francisco. Their release Brightblack Morning Light made the Top 50 Albums of 2006 in Rolling Stone. They then received invitations to several festivals, including All Tomorrow's Parties U.K., curated by Slint. Motion to Rejoin followed in 2008. The final BrightBlack Morning Light live show was in 2009. Shineywater continued with the project Library of Sands on the Wild Sages label, the same outlet that released the posthumous digital BBML release Live Journal One: Instrumentals 2006 & 2008. ~ John Bush

  • ORIGIN
    California
  • GENRE
    Rock
  • FORMED
    January, 2004

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