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Moonlight Butterfly Limited Vinyl LP

The Sea and Cake

Label: Thrill Jockey
Release Date: 17 November 2017
Format: LP Vinyl

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The Sea and Cake Moonlight Butterfly Limited Vinyl LP

Overview:
;;The Sea and Cake are a band who need very little introduction. In their extensive 25 year career the band have bridged the gap between Brazilian music of the late 1960s, African influenced guitar lines and independent pop. A sound that is entirely distinct, centred around the delicate guitar interplay of Sam Prekop and Archer Prewitt, driven by the versatile rhythms of bassist Eric Claridge and drummer John McEntire and finally set apart by Prekop’s vocals and obtuse lyrics.

;;The Sea and Cake’s ‘The Moonlight Butterfly’ is back on vinyl. Packaged with an artworked innersleeve and free download coupon. ‘The Moonlight Butterfly’ has the core elements of the utterly unique Sea and Cake sound, while introducing a more experimental approach to the song’s textures and structures. The songs are more extended in form and cinematic in feel. The band’s singular guitar-based pop sound is filtered through pattern based ideas that slowly morph the linear into the modal. The album is filled with extended instrumental passages that bear the markers of Prekop’s recent solo explorations of analogue synthesizers. The song ‘Inn Keeping’, for example, focuses on the synthesizer as the main armature of the song, a constant to play with and against.

Featured Tracks:
Covers
Lyric
The Moonlight Butterfly
Up on the North Shore
Inn Keeping
Monday
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