Just signed to Matador, Brightblack Morning Light is a promising new act. They should resonate with fans of Black Mountain, The Velvet Underground, Spaceman 3, Spiritualized, and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club's latest material.
"Brightblack Morning Light is a color of the day when the Universe is faded into a veil of blue sky. It's a time when spirits are allowed access. It's a time to recognize and accept change without the limitations of your own surroundings. That time offers a free ritual that needs no shrine. In the morning there is a certain hush to all life that rekindles our collected Love of being here."
Brightblack Morning Light attempt to conjure this hush in song. The collective have performed with Will Oldham, Rachel's, Joanna Newsom, Lungfish & were invited to the Slint curation of the All Tommorrow's Parties in England.
"These collections of songs were written by two homeless friends from Alabama while living in tents in rural Northern California. The majority of this recording was completed without a permanent shelter. Our mixed blood holds some American Indian somewhere, but we have no reservation to live. Yet we make a deliberate attempt to be indigenous to the Earth nearby, away from city babylons. Matador Records asked us to record our songs, & this Lp is what came of it," says Rabinyah Hughes who plays piano.
The LP will be released on June 20th 2006 in both vinyl & CD formats. Featured musicians include Magic Andy (ex White Magic), Paz Lenchantin (RTX, Zwan), master percussionist Elias Reitz, as well as founders Nabob Shineywater & Rabinyah Hughes. Southern black gospel singers Anne & Gail are also featured. Anne, who regularly sings with Mavis Staples of the 1960's gospel blues band Staple Singers, enjoyed the songs: "I can tell these songs mean something." Shineywater adds, "These words were written far into the wilderness away from Babylon System."