Overtones for the Omniverse

by Mocky

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Overtures 03:30
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Bora! 03:19
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Humans 03:04
Walking, talking, hesitating We are, we are, we are Humans Watching, waiting, anticipating We like to pretend But we are humans being human It's the only thing we know Humans being human again (and again) We got feelings dealing And it takes time for healing We are, we are, we are Humans Shrinking, blinking While overthinking We like to pretend But we are humans being human Together endlessly Humans being human again (and again) Cuz we’re humans being human So baby don't be so hard on me Cuz we're humans being humans again (and again) We are humans being human And it isn’t hard to see You're a human being human Like me …
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Ape-Ifanys 03:46
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Don’t want to clip your wings cuz together we can fly And I know the truth can sting but theres a bitter taste to lies So I say something out loud And hope to hell it becomes true Wishful thinking, wishful thinking Looking for love but we're guilty of Wishful thinking, wishful thinking Taking a chance on a little romance Don’t wanna cage you in And I don’t mean to pry And I know the chance is slim But still I have to try So I say something out loud And hope to hell it becomes true Wishful thinking, wishful thinking Looking for love but we're guilty of Wishful thinking, wishful thinking Taking a chance on a little romance Wishful thinking, wishful thinking Looking for love but we're guilty of Wishful thinking, wishful thinking Taking a chance on a little romance
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about

Following up his score for the japanese Netflix Anime series “Carole & Tuesday”, Mocky returns to album mode with his new orchestral opus “Overtones For The Omniverse”. Just days before the first Covid lockdowns, Mocky brought a 16 person orchestra comprising of his usual who’s who of underground talent into LA’s Barefoot Studios (and into the same room where Stevie Wonder recorded “Songs in the Key of Life”) to record a pile of scores he had come up with during his previous year’s sabbatical in Portugal.
The result is a stunning orchestral album recorded in 36 hours in one or two takes straight off the written page. Shunning the “possible perfection” of today's recording techniques, Mocky looked back as a way to find an alternate future.

According to Mocky:
“We had to do it quick with no rehearsal to capture that big open sound of people working together in a room - in all its imperfect glory. In the imperfections you find the humanity. And in today’s tech driven spaces you have to fight to preserve a space for humanity. I felt a deep desire to create a sonic trajectory path for us to follow as we ascend and evolve our understanding of love and what it means to be human. This is the inspiration for „Overtones for the Omniverse“”.

The album runs the gamut from Steve Reich infused minimalism overlaid with Dorothy Ashby style harp runs (“Overtures”) to atonal analogue synth sounds over Martin Denny style percussion (“Bora!”). There's a classic Mocky crooning number that gives a Jim Henson-esque take on the state of “Humans” and the album as a whole captures Mocky's skill of bringing together the joyful energy of a unique cast of LA collaborators.

credits

released July 30, 2021

Featuring:
Randal Fisher / Flute, Vicky Farewell / Piano, Vocals, Harry Foster / Bass, Vibraphone, Tubular Bells, Vocals
Joey Dosik / Organ and Glockenspiel, Vocals, Guillermo E. Brown aka Pw / Percussion, Vocals, Jhan Lee Aponte (TossTones) / Percussion, Vocals, Timpani, Paul Cartwright / Violin, Molly Rogers / Viola, Gabe Noel / Cello, Contrabass, Liza Wallace / Harp, Coco O. / Vocals, Mocky / Compositions, Drums, Vocals, Roland Sh-1000

O for the O Choir :
Nia Andrews, Leslie Feist, Moses Sumney, Durand Bernarr, Eddie Chacon

Recorded at Barefoot Studios, Los Angeles March 6 + 7, 2020.
All songs written by Dominic “Mocky” Salole and published by Heavy Sheet Music/Warner Chappell except "Wishful Thinking" written by Dominic “Mocky” Salole and Matt Corby and "Bora!" written by Dominic “Mocky” Salole, Guillermo Brown, Aponte Poro.

Produced by Mocky, Justin Stanley and Renaud Letang. Mixed by Renaud Letang at Ferber Studios Paris
Mastered by Emilie Daelemans. Cover artwork by Rand Sevilla. Photo by Vice Cooler.

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Mocky Los Angeles, California

Performer, producer, songwriter, composer and multi-instrumentalist.
Released 8 solo albums, 2 movie scores and various Singles and a series of digital "Moxtapes". Worked with Feist, Jamie Lidell, Chilly Gonzales, The GZA, Mr. Oizo, Bassekou Kouyate, Kelela, Peaches, Vulfpeck, Moses Sumney, Joey Dosik and many others. ... more

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