Haunted Sea Songs of Bahia: Volume 1

by Preston Swirnoff

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  • Limited Edition Lathe-Cut 7" Semiflexi
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    The first of 3 volumes making up Preston Swirnoff's solo project 'Haunted Sea Songs of Bahia'. Limited edition of 50 lathe cut 7" records on clear square semiflexi vinyl.

    Side A: É Doce Morrer no Mar/It's Sweet to Die in the Sea
    Side B: Lamento do Gaviero/Lookout's Lament

    Includes full color labels, hand-numbered inserts, and a dried flower. Free digital download included with purchase.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Haunted Sea Songs of Bahia: Volume 1 via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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The first of 4 volumes making up Preston Swirnoff's solo project 'Haunted Sea Songs of Bahia', inspired by the folk music of the legendary Brazilian composer Dorival Caymmi. The recordings are raw, stripped down performances, with Swirnoff on classical guitar, singing in Portuguese; mostly recorded live with no multi-tracking or overdubs. Recommended for those who like dreamy, dark, otherworldly sea shanties.

Side A: É Doce Morrer no Mar / It's Sweet to Die in the Sea
The legendary ballad written by Caymmi, with lyrics by the great novelist and poet Jorge Amado.

Side B: Lamento do Gaviero / Lookout's Lament
Swirnoff's melancholy sailor theme with an eerie percussive backdrop.

All 4 volumes to be released on super limited lathe-cut 7" vinyl. These square records are thicker than traditional flexis but thinner than normal vinyl. They do not degrade on successive plays.
Each record comes in a clear sleeve and includes full color labels, handprinted numbered insert with credits, and a dried flower. Purchase includes free download.

Only a few to be sold online here and through select distros. The rest will be available at live shows on the West Coast in May.

credits

released May 9, 2016

Classical guitar and vocals: Preston Swirnoff
Recorded by Ricky Isabella at RSI Studio in San Diego, CA 2015
Mastered by Scott Hull at Masterdisk in Peekskill, NY

Recorded live with no multi-tracking or overdubs, except 'Lamento do Gaviero':
Percussion- Preston Swirnoff / Waterphone- Ricky Isabella

Limited Edition of 50
Released by Maqroll Editions
MQRL-001

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Preston Swirnoff San Diego, California

Preston Swirnoff is a musician and composer from San Diego, CA.

His discography over the last 15 years includes his solo album, Maariv (2008), and releases with Monosov Swirnoff, Shining Path, Habitat Sound System, and Seesaw Ensemble.

His new 3-volume solo record set, 'Haunted Sea Songs of Bahia' is full of dark, dreamy Brazilian folk songs and otherworldly sea shanties.
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