muni camón & remate

muni camón & remate

BandFolkAlternative

"...Remate boasts a soulfully croaky voice and a prodigious capacity for spare, fragile, elegantly wonky tunes. The 25 songs span the spectrum from rousing..." UNCUT MAGAZINE ***

Biography

“SOMERSAULTS” is the return of MUNI CAMÓN to the close-up since Maddening Flames, ephemeral but missed band from the very beginning of Spanish indie music. And it is also the sixth album by REMATE (*), but a really special record, devoted to Muni Camón, she is the leading role and who lights it up, because “Somersaults” is Remate writing songs for Muni Camón singing: she tells the story in third person, or sometimes plays different characters, Lucy Harpy, Miss The Sore… Tall tales about disparate couples, or maybe the same couple in some sense: "He dreams of somersaults driving his fancy van - She dreams of he has forgotten to put on the safety belt”… Songs where the music is swinging from chamber seclusion to acid relaxation, from long feverish instrumental passages to the impressive breakthrough of Muni Camón vocals, from acoustic sounds and the magical harmonium to electric pantones with unexpected textures.

* [ "...'Kitty and her Beautiful Lady' offers laid-back prettiness, 'Firefly' is skittish fun, while 'Dinosaurs' and 'Love at First Sight' suggest an off-kilter Sufjan Stevens...." THE SUNDAY TIMES *** :: "His touching, slightly blistered and blessed-cut folk is like a gentle breath on the air, lulling you into dreamland. A triumph of both quality and quantity" NOTION MAGAZINE :: "Join a young Spanish troubadour by the name of R — whose soon-to-expire visa is the least of his problems — as he roams the American frontier in search of love and his missing guitar. Along the way he is brutalized by aassorted post-punks and freak folks (or is that folk freaks?), kidnapped by ravers, and forced to sign a particular onerous contract by despicable industry types who plan to exploit his apparent naivité; finally young R is swept up into a Head-trip finale that makes Liquid Sky look like Romper Room. Now about that guitar..." VILLAGE VOICE :: "The debut UK release from Spanish singer-songwriter Remate is a 25-song magical mystery tour focused on quirky, fractured alt-country sketches, but also taking in falsetto pop (Dinosaurs), echo-laden self-duets (One-Eyed Land) and backwards samples (Out Of Your Skin)." UK PRESS ASSOCIATION **** :: "...Remate boasts a soulfully croaky voice and a prodigious capacity for spare, fragile, elegantly wonky tunes. The 25 songs span the spectrum from rousing..." UNCUT MAGAZINE *** :: "...Both albums, Bird and Beetle, showcase his broad talents. Head to the music box waltz of 'Love At First Sight'. Celestial Choirs? The standout fact about Remate is his voice..." NEW MUSICAL EXPRESS ]

Lyrics

CHALKY BLUE AND LUCY HARPY

Written By: REMATE


[…Chalky Blue & Lucy Harpy, they met in cold turkey party.
what a couple of nerds and suckers, Chalky Blue & Lucy Harpy…]
Chalky Blue & Lucy Harpy.
Spend their life spinning on bad thoughts.
He dreams of somersaults driving his fancy van... of love
Spend their life spinning on bad thoughts
She dreams of he has forgotten to
put on the safety belt
in the fancy van of love.

ON THE WAY TO FICTION

Written By: REMATE


on the way to fiction
my distinctive feature
this chirping wakes me up
could be my last but one
could be my soft spot
could be that kind of welll-known
my imagination
true life or just an illusion
this chirping wakes me up
could be my last but one
could be my soft spot
could be that kind of welll-known

THE FINEST FRINGE II

Written By: REMATE


I've got a girlfriend
but I'm not her boyfriend anymore
we sleep it off by the river
and we dream about somersaults
when I'm engrossed in her fringe
an arrow goes right through my weak link
an arrow goes right through my missing link
an arrow goes right through my heart
an arrow goes right through my heart
[you are living me to my fate
but I will not drop out for the sake]

SPICY & MISS THE SORE

Written By: REMATE


It wasn't me at the bumper cars
I was at the merry go round
I needed the walk and I needed the fuss
I would spin a yarn
but my head was spinning too
I missed the crocodile tears
you began to blow me kisses
I missed the cuddle in the atmosphere
the atmosphere got full of cuddle
they did their utmost to keep kissing each other
until the sores cried crocodrile tears
he then began to blow her kisses
I missed the crocodile tears
you began to blow me kisses
I missed the cuddle in the atmosphere

SEAWEED

Written By: REMATE


you are a dolphin-firefly
swimming in the dark dessert night
the fantasy of the fantasy
the smile of the moutains
the atom of the beauty
tiring
dozing
daydreaming
sweeping out
doting on
musing on
willing
I'm a polar fate
playing with reminiscence
rewinding on the contrary
I don't agree with reality
diving among
unicorns with thorns
and purple seaweed...

Discography

LP:
2009 (Muni Camón & Remate) "Somersaults".
2008 "Safe And Sound".
2007 "No Land Recordings". 2005 "On Junk".
2004 "Ballads Don't Change Things".
2003 "Deconstructin' Mood"

Set List

The Finest Fringe I. The Finest Fringe II. Bill Glood. Chalky Blue & Lucy Harpy. Spicy & Miss The Sore. We Are Hints. On The Way To Fiction. Seaweed. Nobody Loves Of The Goodness Of Their Hearts But Me. Air Conditioning. An Eye In The Forehead. Rise And Shine. Unharmed. Get Lost. Dead And Alive Holes. Perfectly Amazing. Birth Mark. Ponds Of Purple Water. Down To Earth. Outstanding Hero. Happy Ending.