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Night Animals

by BRIGHT PRIMATE

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Simon "Luffie"
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Simon "Luffie" Merging vocals and chiptunes is a tricky business, but this is a damn good result. Even if my favourite track is vocal-less, I recommend this album without looking back! Favorite track: Space Opera.
enoch kim // cnd9
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enoch kim // cnd9 Two of the brightest in the Philly chip scene have created what might be 2013's magnum opus. Pushing the Game Boy to it's limit and creating wildly varied melodies and sounds. It's evolved the chip-prog form much like 2012's Bug Spray by Space Boyfriend. A worthy followup to Reality Chiptune Love Industry. Favorite track: Outside Myself.
Kadt Loput
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Kadt Loput A truly impressive chipmusic album with an eye toward professional and highly-crafted mixing and mastering.

Mesmerizing vocals, big- Big- beats and spritely melodies explode like laser lights through the woods at night. Expert songwriting and arrangement skills prevail throughout, giving the album a whole and visionary feel that carries you from song to song.

An amazing album, a truly repeatable experience and a fun listen without a doubt. Favorite track: Night Animals.
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SOURCE CODE 03:49
Source Code (lyrics by Lydia Marsala) I-I keep havin’ this dream You’re in it B-ut it’s not what you think I mean it Voices talkin’ to me But I cannot heed them And the only constant Is the urge to beat them And the bond between you and me Do you know the source code Don’t pick up the phone phone Wake up in a cold sweat Always seem to forget Do you know the code that leads me home? Do you know the code that leads me home? Do you know the code that leads me home? I-I keep riding this train You’re with me I-I may never Escape Voices talkin’ to me But I cannot heed them And the only constant Is the urge to beat them And the bond between you and me Do you know the source code Don’t pick up the phone phone Wake up in a cold sweat Always seem to forget Do you know the code that leads me home? Do you know the code that leads me home? Do you know the code that leads me home?
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Outside Myself Lyrics by Lydia Marsala Why don’t I make it easy Try not to try to be me Understand it better when you wonder How can we play the game So wrong, but strong, oh let it be Understand it better when you wonder (Ahhhs) What more when you know When you know The work is worth the effort Life is building up to a moment Or is it more More than one If I could see me Could see me The way that you do You do I’d be that better version Just for you Here I go causing problems Just for, just for no reason Color out of lines just to amuse you Who says it’s all or no When we can see the shades of gray Color out of lines just to amuse you (Ahhhs) What more when you know When you know The work is worth the effort Life is building up to a moment Or is it more More than one If I could see me Could see me The way that you do You do I’d be that better version Just for you
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Hibernate 05:16
Hibernate Lyrics by Lydia Marsala So early Feels so late Hibernate Hibernate Like bear Inside a cave Hibernate Hibernate Yeah Hibernate Stuff your face With mac and cheese Hibernate Hibernate Build a fort Six blankets deep Hibernate Hibernate Play some indoor Hide and seek Hibernate Hibernate Summer we go out and play But winter we just want to stay inside Inside And you're mine And you're mine In wintertime And you're mine And you're mine In summertime Winter we just want to stay inside Warm your hands up By the fire Hibernate Hibernate Sip hot cocoa After school Hibernate Hibernate Sneak some cookies 'Til you're full Hibernate Hibernate And you're mine And you're mine In wintertime And you're mine And you're mine In summertime Winter we just want to stay inside Now all the snow is falling Now all the snow is falling Down And we will build a snowman Quickly before it gets too cold Summer we go out and play But winter we just want to stay inside Inside And you're mine And you're mine In wintertime And you're mine And you're mine In summertime Winter we just want to stay inside
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Hypnotized 04:41
Hypnotized Lyrics by Lydia Marsala I watch TV and I listen To the radio But all I wanna hear Is the music to my favorite show I ride the train and I catch a bus To the gym But all I wanna hear Is pure rhythm You could say I’m hypnotized By the soundtrack to my life You could say I’m hypnotized By the music in my mind You could say I’m hypnotized By the soundtrack to my life Oh baby can’t you see I need a melody Right now (Ooos) Right now (Ooos) Right now (Ooos) Right now (Ooos) Right now Chat with my friends Already making plans for next week But all I wanna find Are the lyrics that are underneath I check my phone I feel it’s buzzin’ but the calls unknown And I wanna hear is my ringtone You could say I’m hypnotized By the soundtrack to my life You could say I’m hypnotized By the music in my mind You could say I’m hypnotized By the soundtrack to my life Oh baby can’t you see I need a melody Right now (Ooos) Right now (Ooos) Right now (Ooos) Right now (Ooos) Right now You could say I’m hypnotized By the soundtrack to my life You could say I’m hypnotized By the music in my mind And wherever I may be It will always follow me Oh baby can’t you see I need a melody Right now (Ooos) Right now (Ooos) Right now (Ooos) Right now (Ooos) Right now
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Acid Pity Death Spiral Lyrics by Lydia Marsala Have pity on me Why can’t you see The space I’m in Is closing The walls stretch and strain And feel my pain I’m losing my grip On you (oo) On you (oo) On you (oo) On you (oo) And no one can tell me What I should do Have pity on me Why can’t you see The space I’m in Is closing The walls stretch and strain And feel my pain I’m losing my grip On you (oo) On you (oo) On you (oo) On you (oo) And no one can tell me What I should do On you (oooo) On you (oooo) Have pity on me Why can’t you see, what?
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Space Opera 05:17

about

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.

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released August 13, 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


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BRIGHT PRIMATE is a futurepunk duo from the dystopian submerged city of Boston Massachusetts in the year 2199. Inspired by psycho-acoustic images from both the deep past and far future, their signature sound of raw hardware chiptune synthesis and powerful vocal stylings evoke both gracefully mutated pop and blistering electronic noise rock. ... more

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