Brightblack Morning Light / Motion To Rejoin
Album: Motion To Rejoin   Collection:General
Artist:Brightblack Morning Light   Added:Oct 2008
Label:Matador Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2008-12-21 Pull Date: 2009-02-22
Week Ending: Feb 22 Feb 8 Feb 1 Jan 4 Dec 28
Airplays: 1 3 1 3 1

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 02, 2010: Scatterbrain Radio
Oppressions Each
4. Feb 04, 2009: Hand Wash in Coleslaw
Oppressions Each
2. Feb 20, 2009: orangeasm
Hologram Buffalo
5. Feb 03, 2009: The Space Jam Revival Hour
Oppressions Each
3. Feb 07, 2009: Music Casserole
Oppressions Each
6. Jan 25, 2009: Music to Make Babies To
Hologram Buffalo

Album Review
Rafe McBride
Reviewed 2008-12-20
Brightback Morning Light
Motion to Rejoin

Sludgy, drugged-out, dark, and bluesy (think Funkadelic’s track “What Is Soul?” played at half speed). These guys play a super slowed-down haunting variety of psych-blues and achieve a sound that is pretty unique. Most of the tracks feature prominent Rhoads organ with distorted & reverbed vocals and have some faint backing gospel vocals…the album in general has more of a soul/gospel feel than previous work. Start with starred tracks.
FCC – None detected – the vocals are distorted enough to be pretty much unintelligible

1) Intro 40 sec track
** 2) Distorted sound, faint guitar picking and organs.. some backing gospel singers chime in towards the end
3) 8 min track with Filtered / revered out vocals & harmonica with some more gospel singers in the back
** 4) Not as dark as most of the other tracks, almost has a psych-soul feel to it.
5) More on the psych end of the spectrum
6) 10 Min Track – Includes some horn arrangement.
7) Instrumental - Atmospheric horns on top of repeating rhoads organ riff
8) More on the psych-soul end of the spectrum with backing gospel vocals
9) Instrumental with atmospheric guitar effects


Track Listing
1. Introduction   5. Another Reclaimation
2. Hologram Buffalo   6. A Rainbow Aims
3. Gathered Years   7. Summer Hoof
4. Oppressions Each   8. Past A Weatherbeaten Fencepost
  9. When Beads Spell Power Leaf