Friday, September 1, 2017

Beyond CD of the Month - "Marcos Amorim: Sea Of Tranquility"

Beyond CD of the Month
Marcos Amorim: "Sea Of Tranquility" (Adventure Music)
Rating: **** (musical performance and sonic quality)

Produced by Marcos Amorim
Executive Producer: Richard Zirinsky Jr.
Recorded by Carlos Fuchs and Daniel Vasques @ Tenda da Raposa Studio (Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil) on April 29, 30 and June 16, 2014
Mixed by Carlos Fuchs @ Tenda da Raposa Studio (Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil) in July 2015
Mastered by Ken Lee @ Ken Lee Mastering (Oakland, California) in November 2015
Photos: Tomás Amorim, Nando Chagas and Tassio Ramos
Graphic Design: Maria Camillo
Translations: Anna Lucia Amorim

Featuring: Marcos Amorim (guitar & synthesizer guitar), Itamar Assiere (acoustic piano and Rhodes electric piano), Augusto Mattoso (acoustic bass), Rafael Barata (drums)
Special Guest: Delia Fischer (vocals, acoustic piano & Rhodes on "January Ashes," "Pedras Rolando," "The Further Away The Closer I Get" and "Sea Time"

Sea of Tranquility marks the fifth Adventure Music release for acclaimed Brazilian guitarist, Marcos Amorim. ''Apollo 11 finally landed on the SEA OF TRANQUILITY, said the speaker on TV," Amorim writes on the liner notes. "I remembered astronaut Neil Armstrong floating in slow motion in a psychedelic dance as he picked up pebbles of the moon. A lonely and poetic image. That's what I felt at that time. When I wrote and named this this song, I wanted to exactly portray the sensation of peace and solitude that I felt in 1969, at the age of five."

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