Young Macaw EP

by CJ Mirra

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    Side A
    YOUNG MACAW
    PRIMARY CASCADE
    RGB FLOWERS

    Side B
    CALM CLAM
    SOFT CANDLES
    R U ROMANTIC?

    Night light UV scar overglow
    Old hard-drive morning raids
    Broken narrative reconstruction
    Inter-city finds: NYC BRC LDN NTM
    Field and thought and no thought
    Never dance / dance / calm clam beats
    Guttering candle-lit studio hours
    Painted stories for the future
    Buried treasure on the internet


    WE NEED YOUR HELP TO FIND THE IDENTITY OF THIS JAZZ MUSICIAN
    We are trying to find the identity of the busker whose incredible story you can hear on ‘R U Romantic?’
    I captured it on a platform somewhere in the New York Subway in Oct 2011 using a little handheld stereo mic and minidisk recorder. He was playing his saxophone when I got onto the platform and I sat down on a nearby bench waiting for the train. My covert recording setup was rolling and I sat and listened. He stopped and came over and sat to my right on the bench. We shared a polite ’hi’. A woman arrived and sat on my left and they struck up a conversation. I was still recording as he tells his life story as a jazz musician growing up in the 50’s and meeting Elvis Presley, Jackie Wilson, going to Berklee in Boston, playing with Donnie Hathaway, Santana and Albert King. He says his name at the end but the incoming train was so loud I didn’t catch it (even after listening to it hundreds of times now) and the mic was up my sleeve and pointing away from them both, which is why it’s hard to hear everything they are saying.
    Any idea who the busker is? Do you recognise his voice? Do you recognise any part of his story? Please email colour8records@gmail.com

    Thanks to Joe Hardy (EGB7), Badi Donoval, Ronika, Colour8
    Mastered by Pete Fletcher
    Artwork by CJ Mirra
    Photos by G KOKO and CJ MIRRA
    (c) 2017

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Colour8 introduces a series called Murmurations. The first of these releases are two tracks of bass-heavy beat-dreamers from CJ Mirra. Opener "Young Macaw" channels the saturated, melodic beat-driven works of Jon Hopkins or Moderat and is followed by the raw, overdriven drum machines and pure-tone synth hooks of "Primary Cascade".

The title track comes with a text adventure video (directed by CJ Mirra and EGB7) that spells out the journey of a teenage kid who has developed the capacity to fly. The story unfolds, one word at a time, set to the music and laid on beautifully shot, abstract visual backdrops.

Watch the video here: youtu.be/VvY3nq8IhK4

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released May 20, 2016

music by CJ Mirra

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