Night Animals is an album that was 3 years in the making. It is what we set out to do as BRIGHT PRIMATE, and we couldn't be happier to be finally sharing it with you, our friends and fans and internet associates. Its been an effort of love and we believe that it represents another small step forward in the evolution of chip music from a basement hobbyists pursuit to what we all know it can become.
There are so many people that have helped us shape this album, so many people who have inspired us or listened to rough mixes late at night or assisted us with their expertise in one way or another, and we would like to acknowledge some invaluable specifics: Carl AKA Radlib AKA Oxygenstar et al. for general solidness of character and always moving forward; Misfit Chris for many 5am chat sessions and lending me his ears on more than one occasion; Smiletron David for being a constant mellow optimist in the wee hours of the night; Disasterpeace Rich for setting the bar pretty high; Dan of the J. Arthur Keenes Band for showing us all just how great a vocal chiptune album can be. Boston8Bit, Toy Company, Bitmasters, 8Static, I/O, Chipwin, REboot, PAX and Magfest peeps; you know who you are. Nerd Rock Radio and Seaking's Seaglass too. Probably most of all though, thanks to you for listening to this record, whoever you are, because music is just two animals communicating in the night.
released 13 August 2012
Lead Vocals recorded by Jon Taft at New Alliance Studios, Cambridge, MA
Background vocals recorded by James Primate at The Cave, S. Boston, MA
Produced, Mixed and Mastered by James Primate at The Cave, S. Boston, MA
Cover Art by Corina "CJ" Robles
Assorted voice acting by Audrey, Anjali and Crystal of AT&T Labs
"Outside Myself" features excerpts from "Robot Love Poetry" by TB788-E10-D
BRIGHT PRIMATE is:
* Lydia Marsala - Lyrics, Vocals, BVG, Songs, Music
* James Therrien - Gameboys, Synths, BGV, Songs, Music