Ride availability

I've had such an overwhelming response to my shows in the UK. A lot of people have been looking for the Ride album.

It is available on iTunes worldwide: https://itunes.apple.com/album/ride/id843322128

Also, Amazon, Beatport and many others.

On vinyl, exclusively from : https://morganvisconti.bandcamp.com

I regret that it is not available on CD. Aside from the short run I sell at shows, there is no distribution in place. However for the quality conscious, it is available in lossless format at many distributors. Here for example: http://boomkat.com/downloads/963116-morgan-visconti-ride-original-album

Sorry for the inconvenience. As a self starting act and label, we had to justify costs versus risk and very few people are buying CDs anymore, music even. Vinyl is in 2nd place behind downloads. And both of them WAY behind streaming. Such is the world right now.

Magnetic Magazine exclusive video premiere of Ride.

We are pleased to debut to you the music video for Morgan Visconti “Ride”. Self produced, self directed, self made from song to screen, Morgan Visconti delivers a beautiful, epic and visually engaging well executed video. The intriguing usage and variation in style of the mirroring effect takes simple static and motion shots to the next level, to appropriately pair and enhance the ethereal synth pop sound of “Ride”.

http://www.magneticmag.com/2014/07/music-video-premiere-morgan-visconti-ride/

Earmilk debut of Ride "Mirror Ball Suit" mix

'The second single off the album, a track called "Ride," is more of a comforting track when compared to the first single "Can't Say Goodbye." It's said to be about "separation and trying to rationalize yearning for a time and place that may not have been perfect, but it's home." Taking on Morgan's simple style of electronic pop, "Ride" has a sense of warmth and sentiment that was characteristic of that new wave/pop sound that plagued the 80s in all the best ways.'

Complete article here

Ride single EP set for release 7.15.14

The second single "Ride" from the debut LP of the same title will be released digitally in July!

Featuring the vocals of Shada Shariatzadeh, this song is an energetic, soaring depa- ture from the introverted debut single, ‘Can’t Say Goodbye’. Ride is about separation and trying to rationalize yearning for a time and place that may not have been perfect, but it’s home; ride being a metaphor for dealing with it and also about literal travel. The production is at once reminiscent of bands like OMD, Flock of Seaguls and the Cocteu twins with contemporary influences of Hurts, The Aikiu and CHVRCHES.

The EP includes a fresh new mix of the single by Ren Swan which although similar to the album cut has a much harder attack. The first remix by Francophilippe is a dark, strutting, glitchy antithesis to the song‘s sparkly chorus. Antenna Happy’s remix morphs “Ride” into a minimally warm and hypnotic techno metronome that subtly swells and sparkles over its 7 minutes. The Mirror Ball Suit mix is by Morgan and is aimed at a euphoric, party crowd. Ride will be accompanied by a music video directed and shot by Morgan Visconti. 

Photos from Ride launch show

We had a great show at the new Black Bear Bar in Williamsburg on 5.8.14. Simon Harsent took these brilliant photos. Although there were some grumblings about lack of stage lights (my decision) the new projector looks amazing. Check out the new Photos link on my homepage.

Ride album release party and show announced!

Morgan will be performing songs from his debut album, Ride at the Black Bear Bar in Brooklyn on May 8th. His sister, Jessica Lee Morgan will also be playing along with a backdrop of visuals created especially for the show. Starting at 8pm, Mr Sushi will be DJing in the main bar after the show.

Ransom Note Review – ‘Can’t say Goodbye EP’

Morgan Visconti (yeah, yeah, that’s his dad) has spent a number of years on the periphery of music, incidental music, TV scores, producing albums for his mother, whimsy 60’s Apple signing Mary Hopkin and music for ads for bumwipes or something.

 

2014 sees him embarking on a solo career which brings immediate ear fruit. The lead track is a very able 80’s tinged electronic introverted pop song, the crisp beats and arppegiated riffs give the track an enticing and mournful glow, the kind that Johnny Jewell is the master of. Even better however comes after the myriad of functional atmospheric bass and beatless dub step mixes. ‘The Glass V3’ has a jittery edge to it, an urgent electronic pop song which brings forward memories of his father’s production on Scary Monsters but re-imagined as being covered by Ultravox at their most new-wave sounding.

 

Even the lyrics evoke Midge Ure at his most pretentious, Visconti proclaiming about not being able to find love in dark rooms, it sounds arty but doesn’t mean much, this is a good thing. The song is made complete by a crunching synth riff, underpinned by acoustic guitars and a dash of brass, think 1981 era Human League remixing a lost Stax track covered by OMD. If the rest of the album is as good as this, it’s probably damn near unmissable.

http://www.theransomnote.co.uk/audio-love-003-2014/