FREE SHIPPING On Orders Over $49*
Music > Vinyl > The Sea and Cake - The Moonlight Butterfly (Vinyl LP)
Click to Enlarge

The Sea and Cake - The Moonlight Butterfly

(Vinyl LP)

23Reward Points
Add to Cart
Item: LDS027815

2011's The Moonlight Butterfly is The Sea And Cake's ninth album and it arrived in the middle of a wellspring of creativity for the band. The album was recorded at Soma studios, in Chicago, by drummer John McEntire. The Moonlight Butterfly has the core elements of the utterly unique Sea and Cake sound, while introducing a more experimental approach to the song's textures and structures. The songs are more extended in form and cinematic in feel. The band's singular guitar-based pop sound is filtered though pattern based ideas that slowly morph the linear into the modal. The album is filled with extended instrumental passages that bear the markers of Sam Prekop's recent solo exploration of analog synthesizers. The song "Inn Keeping," for example, focuses on the synthesizer as the main armature of the song, a constant to play with and against. The band found that a shifting of the focus from the vocal to new instruments facilitated a more open approach. The artwork, a delicate elephant drawing by bassist Eric Claridge, captures the music's essence: at once light and heavy, sweet and sinister, distant and close. The Sea and Cake's bold explorations are delivered in layers of delicate tones and melodies.

Related Videos
Music Direct - How We Pack Your Records
Music Direct - How We Pack Your Records
Read More Less
Related Articles
  1. Covers
  2. Lyric
  3. The Moonlight Butterfly
  4. Up on the North Shore
  5. Inn Keeping
  6. Monday

Stay up-to-date on the latest and greatest in high-end audio


Check out the newest Music Direct catalogs

Learn More
Copyright © MusicDirect.com 2019. All Rights Reserved.