Just a Light Away

by Fish Magic

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Fish Magic's 3rd album
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Hello!

Se você está lendo isso, espero que seja porque ouviu ou está prestes a ouvir o terceiro disco que lanço como Fish Magic (“Just a light away”). Em vez de pedir para alguém mais legal e mais interessante que eu para escrever algo sobre o disco, achei por bem desta vez eu mesmo fazer um exercício de memória sobre como cheguei até aqui.

Sorry.

Em dezembro de 2015, eu tinha acabado de lançar o segundo disco do Fish Magic (“Sky High”). Foram dois discos em dois anos seguidos e achei por bem dar um tempo nesse ritmo Roberto Carlos. O problema é que eu continuei compondo. Dessa vez, sem compromisso algum. Apenas empilhando canções. Lancei um single todo eletrônico (“Neon Love”) em 2017 e achei que aquele era o caminho.

Well...

Ano passado me vi com mais de 20 músicas compostas e pela primeira vez tive que escolher canções para um álbum, algo que nunca tive que fazer antes. (Os dois primeiros discos praticamente não tinham sobras. Era realmente a conta do chá). Mandei todas pro Regis Damasceno (baixista do Cidadão Instigado), que produz tudo do Fish Magic comigo. Agora a tarefa era achar um disco dentro dessa sacola que apontava pra todos os lados. Listas vem, listas vão. 10 músicas são escolhidas, há um link entre elas e ele é tudo, menos eletrônico.

A ironia é essa: “Just a light away” tem mais guitarras do que qualquer trabalho que eu já fiz. Em algumas, inclusive, nem consigo negar o clima back to the 90´s ou back to basics, como “Don´t come knocking” e “Low tide". Ao abrir esse portal da juventude, aproveitei também para mudar algumas coisas na fábrica Fish Magic. Trouxemos o grande Clayton Martin (baterista do Cidadão Instigado) para mixar justamente essas duas músicas mais diretas, mais power pop do disco. Bernardo Pacheco mixou o resto do disco, com maestria, assim como nos dois anteriores.

Um dado importante desse disco é que ele foi composto e gravado na ponte aérea entre Rio de Janeiro (onde moro) e Brasília (onde agora trabalho). Esse estado de trânsito permanente está presente de alguma forma nessas músicas e me permitiu ir para lugares antes inexplorados, como no conto sombrio que faço “The devil in me”, uma zona de desconforto que não necessariamente eu gostaria de revisitar...

O curioso céu de Brasília e o horizonte do planalto deixaram marcas. Elas estão espalhadas na ambiência de cada gravação e talvez concentradas em “Empire of light”, um empréstimo meu tomado de Magritte (tks!) para homenagear essa linda e estranha cidade. Além disso, tem, literalmente, o dedo dos personagens daqui. Ivan Bicudo do Sexy Fi, bravo representante da cena alternativa da capital, toca teclado em “Anywhere High”, uma música que finalmente levará o FM para as pistas de dança.

Tenho fé.

“Gravity” acabou sendo escolhida como single. Cordas, violões, jingle jangle surf, uma canção sobre o peso do passado e o ajuste de contas que todos fazemos diariamente. Não dá pra escapar disso.

Can´t escape gravity... Espero que vocês sejam justos com vocês mesmos nesse acerto. Sigo tentando.

Na masterização, dessa vez buscamos outra referência e achamos o Felipe Tichauer, que envelopou o som no Red Traxx Music em Miami (EUA). Com discos de Elza Soares, Marcelo Camelo e Céu no currículo, o Felipe fez o Fish Magic soar grande. Finalizo louvando o trabalho do Regis, a quem eu conheço há mais de 20 anos, mas que sempre me surpreende. Ouça o baixo dele em “Mindwalk” ou a guitarra de 12 cordas em “The devil in me”. Cada nota importa. Uma regra para a vida.

Mário Quinderé
Brasília, 27/02/2019

©Mario Quindere, 2019

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released April 12, 2019

Produzido por Mário Quinderé e Regis Damasceno
Gravado no Clássico Botafogo (RJ) e no Biarritz (Brasília)
Mixado por Bernardo Pacheco na Fábrica de Sonhos (SP) e por Clayton Martin (Faixas 2 e 4) no Submarino (SP)
Masterizado por Felipe Tichauer no Red Traxx Music (Miami/EUA)

Todas as músicas compostas por Mário Quinderé
 
Mário Quinderé (voz, guitarra, violão, teclados e programações)
Regis Damasceno: Baixos e Guitarra de 12 cordas (Gravity, Blinded By The Dust, The Devil In Me, Mindwalk e Hymn)
Ivan Bicudo (teclado em Anywhere high)
Arte: Paula Barrenne

Tks: Regis Damasceno, Clayton Martin, Rodrigo Lariú, Ivan Bicudo e Victor Abreu

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Track Name: Gravity
Gravity

I was almost over you
Lying bout my truth
Let's move in shadows
Tonight I see what's not cracked up to be
I know my cue

What has been lost
Will always come in circles after you
You know what to do

The things that just might have been
Will kills us in between
It's all so shallow
The ghost in you is just the same in me
Just let me in
Track Name: Don't Come Knocking
Don’t come knocking

Tell me what is keeping you from falling
Do you know what's keeping you from falling?
You'll never miss it till It's far away

If you've been drifting from your calling
Have you been drifting from your calling?
You'll never listen till It's far away

And if you miss someone new
Who could drive you home
Don't come knocking at my door
Anymore

If you don't know just what you wanted
Have you ever known just you wanted?
Maybe it's only just a heart away

Do you feel young those silent mornings?
Do you feel brave these early dawnings?
Where everything's just a light away
Track Name: Blinded by the Dust
Blinded by the dust

I have crossed the dreamland
Blinded by the dust
Pictures of a sunrise
That rise until it hurts

I keep you deep inside me
Every single day
I tried so hard to tell you
It's all I ever had

I travelled through a red sea
I found someone to trust
And saw good men collapsing
Trying to get heard

Her innocence is bleeding
On a single bed
I tried so hard to tell you
It's all she's ever had

The city lies beneath us
Turning into rust
Leave me where you found me
In a shelter from the storm

And everything will end here
Just buried in the sand
I tried so hard to tell you
It's all you've ever had
Track Name: Low Tide
Low tide

Only lovers left alive
Innocence is suicide
You might have to leave but I'm sure you'll come back for me

If you believe the time is right
To lift you up into the stars
The blood you need will wash it all into the sea

Me I just can't dream
The love that you keep is all I got left for me

Take me in into the light
Show me that I'm still alive
Or let me die a thousand new ways tonight
Track Name: The Devil in Me
The devil in me

Out in the distance
She waves in the sea
Drowning in circles
I quietly hum that song
All I wanted was the madman in me

No need to worry
Here comes the night
With all of its glory
Leading us on and on
All I wanted was the angel in me

If you don't come back home
If you don't come back home again
I'll follow you

Hated for wanting
Aching to see
Whatever you're looking for my dear
Will haunt you a lifetime long
All I wanted was the devil in me
Track Name: Empire of Light
Empire of light

Sparkle in the rain
Lighting strikes again
Let there be a way
To keep it coming
Keep it coming

As I lie awake
Dreaming of the past
It all remains the same
I saw you coming back to me

Life can be almost anything
You see
Life can be almost anything
you want it to be

We’re just a touch away
It’s one more lie to say
I wonder where we’d be
If you were coming back to me
Life can be almost anything
You see
Life can be almost anything
you want it to be
If you let me in this time
Track Name: Midnight Blue
Midnight blue

Take me back into the river
Under the stars that shine for you
The light was mine until I saw her

If everything is over
With so much left to do
I may be gone tomorrow
Gone in midnight blue

I’ll be waiting round the corner
I’ll be hiding from the moon
Lay me here down by the water

I don’t need no queen of sorrow
Try to sing me something new
There´s no retreat and no surrender
Track Name: Anywhere High
Anywhere high

I've been set free
This town ain't got a hold on me
One way up then one way down
It only hurts when you kiss the ground

But I'll go anywhere you go
Anywhere high
Anywhere too low

Life is gonna make you think
More time is everything you need
The big sleep comes like the sweetest sound
Don't give up till you break the bounds
Track Name: Mind Walk
Mindwalk

Did you feel alright?
Watching your life pass you by?

Or did you feel my love this time?

Hold on to the place
Where they never knew your name

But did you feel my love this time?

They cut you loose
With a bolt of blue
It happens all the time
The lies are true
And it's nothing new
It happens all around

You can never be so sure
Regrets if only you had known

But did feel that low this time?

That road is begging you to go
The same old struggle to belong

But did you feel that road this time?
Track Name: Hymn
Hymn

Feel everything blow
How could you know?
Where to begin

Here anything goes
A river must flow into the sea

Live as you dream
All is real
Until the days are done
All is real

Sleep
As the street glows at your window
With birds on the wing

Wake
Time to belove
Time to heal us
From everything
Live as you dream
All is real
Until the days are done
All is real

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