Mai, Mai Variations Nº 1

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Mai, Mai Variations N°1 by composer/multi-instrumentalist/producer, Sean Morin, is a marriage of acoustic pop, electronic, and chamber music with respectful nods to the height of the 1990's electronic movement (with artists such as Björk and Amon Tobin), 1960's minimalist composers (with artists such as Steve Reich and Philip Glass), and English/French lounge and minimalists hybrid groups (with artists such as Stereolab and Yo La Tengo). The album consists of short and repeated melodic phrases, dense chordal textures, as well as arching and hocketed vocal melodies. Morin crafts this music within the instrumental context of voice, string quartet, marimba, vibraphone, harp, trumpet, Rhodes, piano, Mellotron, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, electric bass, acoustic and electronic drums, and various synthetic programming.

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released April 29, 2016

All songs composed, recorded, and arranged by Sean Morin
Vocals on track 1 performed by Billy Libby courtesy of You Spelled Out Music (ASCAP)
Vocals on track 2 and 5 performed by Alyssa Spry
Vocals on track 3 performed by Sara Hallie Richardson (BMI)
All acoustic drums performed by DJ Moore
All bass performed by Stu Mahan
String quartet on tracks 1, 2, and 3 performed by Angela Doxsey on violin, Anna Maria Amoroso-Noyes on violin, Kallie Ciechomski on viola, and Emily Dix Thomas on cello
Violin on track 4 performed by Lauren Hastings Genova
Trumpet on track 5 performed by Mark Tipton
Cello on track 5 performed by Emily Dix Thomas
Additional engineering by Michael Flannery, Billy Libby, Alyssa Spry, Sara Hallie Richardson, and Stu Mahan
Mixed by Michael Flannery
Mastered by Michael Flannery at The Mastering Palace
Artwork by Kelly Rioux, Julia Wood, and Kristyn Platt

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Mai, Mai is a musical project fronted by composer/multi-instrumentalist Sean Morin, who is
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Track Name: Aujourd'hui (feat. Billy Libby)
Aujourd'hui va bien
Et les temps fait beaux
Aujourd'hui va bien
Et les temps fait beaux

Le soleil, il est brillant
Et le vent sent bon
Les enfants rient

Aujourd'hui va bien
Et les temps fait beaux
Aujourd'hui va bien
Et les temps fait beaux

Le soleil, il est brillant
Et les oiseaux chantent
Mes oreilles sonnent

Ooo, ooo, ooo
Woo, ahh, ahh
Ooo, ooo, ooo
Woo, ahh, ahh
Ooo, ooo, ooo
Woo, ahh, ahh
Ooo, ooo, ooo
Ooo, ooo, ooo

Ooo, ooo, ooo
Woo, ahh, ahh
Ooo, ooo, ooo
Woo, ahh, ahh
Ooo, ooo, ooo
Woo, ahh, ahh
Ooo, ooo, ooo
Ooo, ooo, ooo

Ooo, ooo, ooo
Woo, ahh, ahh
Ooo, ooo, ooo
Woo, ahh, ahh
Ooo, ooo, ooo
Woo, ahh, ahh
Ooo, ooo, ooo
Ooo, ooo, ooo

Aujourd'hui va bien
Track Name: Les moulins (feat. Alyssa Spry)
You put your shirt on
And pulled your coat on
Then tied your shoes

Then drank some water
Said, "See you later"
And grabbed your keys, it was

39 steps to the door, and
15 more steps to the car

I don't know what day it was
I don't know what time it was
I never came 'round
To being your lost cause

You pull your coat off
Then take your shirt off
Untie your shoes

You never learned my name
And I take all the blame
If you want me to

For the last steps to the door
And the last steps to the car
Track Name: One Less (feat. Sara Hallie Richardson)
My hands rest soft
Within your hands
Holding thoughts
And faster my heart beats back
Knocked unconscious

I lay my head to rest
You calm me down

Faster still my heart beats back
Knocked unconscious by my fears

I lay my head to rest
You calm me down

You ask so many questions
I cannot explain
Breath out one less thought to feel

I lay my head to rest
You calm me down

That's all I ask of you
That's all I ask of you

Faster still my heart beats back
Faster still my heart beats back

I lay my head to rest
You calm me down

Faster still my heart beats back
Faster still my heart beats back
Faster still my heart beats back
(Faster still my heart)
Faster still my heart beats back

Faster still my heart beats back
(Faster still my heart)
Faster still my heart beats back

Faster still my heart beats back
(Faster still my heart)
Track Name: Give It Time
Our signals crossed again
Maybe we can meet somewhere in between
But no (no, no, no, no, no)
We're too lost in ourselves
With no point of relativity

Let's embrace
Squeezing the air for comfort
We'll get back
We'll get back (X11)
We'll get back
We'll get back
We'll get back
We'll get back
We'll get back
We'll get back
We'll get back
We'll get back
We'll get back

We're out of phase again
Maybe all I need if you in this dream
But who am I to judge,
When our communication breaks down walls baby?

Give it time
Or maybe just little more wine
Get it back
Get it back
Get it back
Get it back
Get it back
Get it back
Get it back
Get it back
Get it back
Get it back
Get it back
Get it back
Get it back
Get it back
Get it back

You'll trade hilltops for trains
Underground, corporate buildings, and rain
Here's to hope that your starless sky
Yields you faith in your timeless vie
Track Name: Goodbye Song (feat. Alyssa Spry)
We spoke for the four millionth time
And the last time
We say what we needed to say for the first time
You knew you were leaving
Before you knew why

So, we both said goodbye
We both said goodbye

We blamed it on wasting the time we'd been given
We waited, we wanted, we could but we didn't
It wasn't the truth and it wasn't a lie

When we both said goodbye
We both said goodbye
We both said goodbye
We both said goodbye

We all say goodbye
We all say goodbye
We all say goodbye
We all say
Goodbye Lovely

You keep waiting for me to come home
But I left for the four millionth time and the last time
When I lost what I came here to find

When we both said goodbye
We both said goodbye
We both said goodbye
We both said goodbye

We all say goodbye
We all say goodbye
We all say goodbye
We all say goodbye
We all say goodbye
We all say goodbye
We all say goodbye
We all say goodbye
We all say goodbye
We all say goodbye
We all say goodbye
We all say goodbye
Goodbye Lovely