Morgan Viscont – Ride
Label: Human Label
Release Date: 6th May 2014
Ride is the debut, emotionally driven, electronic, pop album by London born songwriter and producer, Morgan Visconti. The music and lyrics tread a line between human empathy and the electronics that engage our souls. The sound, reminiscent of Kraftwerk, Kavinsky, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark and M83, ranges from cinematic to intimate – from glacial to womblike – euphoric to paranoid. While the production is predominantly electronic, there’s a frail organism in each cut: ebow guitar, string quartet, upright piano, children’s choir.
Aside from the two anthemic instrumentals that open each side, Morgan’s voice threads the album’s themes of transformation, travel, obsession and renewal in a smooth croon.
Additional vocals by Erin O’Connor, Shada Shariatzadeh and sister, Jessica Lee Morgan shimmer over the single “Can’t Say Goodbye”, “Ride” and “Low” respectively.
Ride follows the single, “Can’t Say Goodbye”, released in January. Morgan is also a founder of human music & sound design based in NY and LA and is the son of record producer Tony Visconti (Bowie, T.Rex) and singer, pop sensation, Mary Hopkin. Morgan lives in Brooklyn, NY and will be launching the album with live shows in NYC this spring.
‘An album that appears to be constructed from the same component parts that were available to Soft Cell, OMD, Erasure and other associated bands of this era, whilst managing assert its own identity, and looking to the future.’ – Subculture‘The record is as poignant as it is soothing.’ – Earmilk‘Ride is a work of pitch-perfect synth-pop..’ – MXDWN‘A mix of melodic acoustica and electro-pop with echoes of his early influences…’ – Societe Perrier‘For anyone who liked the Drive soundtrack, or what could be loosely described as Italo pop clash then you will like this.’ – You Only Live Once