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Written, produced, and performed entirely by McMorrow, Post Tropical was recorded on a pecan farm half a mile from the Mexican border located between El Paso and ruthless bustle of Juárez.
Written, produced, and performed entirely by McMorrow, Post Tropical was recorded on a pecan farm half a mile from the Mexican border located between El Paso and ruthless bustle of Juárez.
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Format: CD
Label: VAG
Catalog: 4131
Rel. Date: 01/14/2014
UPC: 601091413122

Post Tropical
Artist: James Vincent McMorrow
Format: CD
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Written, produced, and performed entirely by McMorrow, Post Tropical was recorded on a pecan farm half a mile from the Mexican border located between El Paso and ruthless bustle of Juárez.

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Built up slowly and spontaneously from hundreds of non-linear sound files and lyric pages, the result is 10 stunning, meticulously crafted original songs. Its broadened horizons may come as a surprise to everyone but McMorrow himself, who has harbored a lifelong love of hip-hop and atmospheric R&B. "I wanted to give this record the feel and movement of the R&B records that I love." he says.

It's a step forward that is immediately apparent on album opener and first single "Cavalier" a brooding twist on the Slow-Jam, which builds quietly from hushed keys and hand-claps to soaring brass, beats and McMorrow s idiosyncratic falsetto. Across the album, the sounds and melodies evolved from a painstaking process of building texture: there are 808s on the haunting "Red Dust," looped piano on Looking Out , and 50 mandolins made to sound like a waterfall on "The Lakes."

Post Tropical is the follow-up to McMorrow's acclaimed 2011 debut album, Early in the Morning and earned McMorrow a #1 debut, a Jools Holland performance, and platinum certification in Ireland. "I'm so proud of that album, but I never longed to be a guy with a guitar,"; says McMorrow, "The texture of this record is completely different."

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