One Night Closer to the End

by The Laterite Road

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One Night Closer to the End is long overdue to say the least. Some of the core elements here date back as early as 2002. It seems I’ve always been getting started on my solo project and never finishing it.

You learn a lot in a decade. Through this time, I've been exposed to many diverse musical influences, which I've attempted to mesh with the mid-90's ambient electronica sounds I know and love. It is my hope that this album serves as a retrospective in some ways; a catalog of the past decade of my musical life and a stepping off point for what is to come.

As a bonus to those downloading the album here, I've included six demo tracks. Unlike the majority of electronica demos I've heard, these illustrate the radical mutations most of these songs went through (the pitfalls and promise of holding on to your material for way too long). Without saying too much: vocals and disco strings.

From the beginning, I regarded this album as an experiment to understand how I work and where my weak points are in the creative process. Using this new knowledge, I'm much more confident about the future projects I have planned.

If you like what you hear, please share this album with others by directing them to this site, by liking the album on Facebook, by writing about it on your blog... For a new artist, exposure is the more important than anything.

Follow The Laterite Road at www.thelateriteroad.com

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released March 10, 2011

All songs written, recorded, and mixed by Morgan Hendry

Additional acoustic drum tracking and field recording assistance: Robert Hendry

Audio samples taken from archival footage supplied by the Internet Moving Images Archive at archive.org

Morgan would like to recognize and thank the following people for their advice and support through this project: Kerri Anderson, Ethan Levy, Jerami Mennella, Cassandra Mercury, Merrick Mosst, Patrick Murphy, Tad Piecka, Rob Simon, Pamela Samathivathanachai, and Denise Vallejoe

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Track Name: Snowbank
Buck up sweetheart
They can’t stop me
Relax, and act normal
(Yeah)
(Let’s set it up)
But what does it all mean? (Let’s set it up)
But what does it all mean? (Let’s set it up)
But what does it all mean? (Let’s set it up)
But what does it all mean? (Let’s set it up)
Gee hon
It doesn’t take an engineer to see
We’re on the bad part of the curves of these graphs
All of them
Yeah
I see our chances aren’t so good now
What are we going to do?
I thought you were going to help us...
(Let’s set it up)
Buck up sweatheart
They can’t stop me
They can’t stop me
Can’t stop me
Track Name: Your Chance to Live
(Intro)
It is cold
Airless
Forbidding
The very precision of its operation
Like a surrealistic dream
We can measure its movement and depth
But our minds cannot fathom its spiritual geometry
There are those amongst us who can comprehend its physical forces
But in the inner structure of our beings we have not yet digested its meaning
From high above, seemingly placid

To produce destructive potential
Both physically and mentally
Man has added some of his own
(Some of his own)
The insidious creeping
The incredible awful and sudden power
Having buffeted the Earth since it was born
They offer you
Your chance to live

Racked and tormented
Rampaging out of control
Given names by man
Hard, hostile, deadly
A veneer of gentleness hides
Constant, restless turmoil
They leave indiscriminate devastation in their wake

To produce destructive potential
Both physically and mentally
Man has added some of his own
(Some of his own)
The insidious creeping
The incredible awful and sudden power
Sometimes peaceful
Often suddenly and violently not

It is cold
Airless
Forbidding
The very precision of its operation
Like a surrealistic dream
We can measure its movement and depth
But our minds cannot fathom its spiritual geometry
There are those amongst us who can comprehend its physical forces
But in the inner structure of our beings we have not yet digested its meaning
A distant cold beauty
Silent
Lonely
Timeless
From high above, seemingly placid

To produce destructive potential
Both physically and mentally
Man has added some of his own
(Some of his own)
The insidious creeping
The incredible awful and sudden power
Having buffeted the Earth since it was born
They offer you
Your chance to live
Track Name: Music of Machines
Alex was speaking about the music of machinery
Oh, I’m sorry dad
But I do like music, very much
Swell! The records are right in the cabinet
Well is it ok with you sir
Sure kids, go ahead
Well thank you
Pick something groovy, Alex

The rhythm of big generators