more from
2MR

The Past We Leave Behind

by Pale Blue

/
  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Limited Edition Clear Vinyl version of the record. Includes download card and 12x12 liner notes. Only 200 available.

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Past We Leave Behind via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 3 days
    edition of 200  16 remaining

      $28.50 USD or more 

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    The jacket has a beautiful glossy finish with more artwork within the fold and contains an mp3 download card and 12x12" insert with liner notes.

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Past We Leave Behind via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 3 days

      $26.50 USD or more 

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Comes in an O-Card, with extra crops of the artwork on the front and in the 8-pg booklet.

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Past We Leave Behind via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 3 days

      $12 USD or more 

     

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      $9 USD  or more

     

1.
2.
04:20
3.
4.
01:40
5.
06:15
6.
06:21
7.
8.
9.
05:50
10.
07:36
11.
03:50
12.
05:55
13.

about

Purchase physical LP/CD/Cassette via the label store www.omnianmusicgroup.com/products/the-past-we-leave-behind

Mike Simonetti split from Italians Do It Better (Chromatics, Glass Candy) to focus on his new project, Pale Blue, as well as his new venture: the freshly minted label 2MR (Two Mikes Records). A collaboration between Simonetti and Captured Tracks, 2MR is an opportunity for Simonetti to start from a blank slate and release music he believes in.

The first release on 2MR will be The Past We Leave Behind, the debut album from Pale Blue.

During the writing process of Capricorn Rising, Simonetti was asked to remix tracks from the West Coast twosome Silver Hands. Immediately taken by the incredible range of lead-vocalist Elizabeth Wight, he reached out to collaborate. The result of the bi-coastal email exchange would eventually become Pale Blue.

Pale Blue, referencing the term “Pale Blue Dot”, coined by Carl Sagan to refer to a photograph of planet Earth taken by the Voyager 1 space probe in 1990, was originally conceived around the time that Hurricane Sandy hit New York and came to completion with Simonetti’s severance from Italians Do It Better. Thus, many of the tracks that make up The Past… grapple with themes of loss and new beginnings.

The Past… encompasses a myriad of sonic elements, ranging from rhythmic, melodic techno to atmospheric ambient productions, while also incorporating Simonetti’s varied background in noise, drone, and even experimental dream pop. Above it all though, Wight’s vocals remain the focal point, saturating the record with a lush melodic warmth that’s so often missing in the electronic world.

Musically, Pale Blue is a response to modern dance music and its constant fluctuations. It intentionally bears no obvious singles, nor club hits. While Simonetti, Wight and Jana Hunter (vocals on “Dusk in Parts”) remain at its core, Pale Blue’s philosophy is to keep everything open to collaboration. It does not aim to pigeonhole itself into a genre or any new vistas in music, but instead to a unifying sound produced collectively and harmoniously.

credits

released April 14, 2015

Mike Simonetti
Liz Wight (vocals)
Jana Hunter (vocals on Dusk In Parts)
Mastered and cut by Bonati Mastering.

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

Pale Blue Bayonne, New Jersey

Mike Simonetti split from Italians Do It Better (Chromatics, Glass Candy) to focus on his new project, Pale Blue, as well as his new label 2MR (Two Mikes Records). The Past… encompasses a myriad of sonic elements, ranging from rhythmic, melodic techno to atmospheric ambient productions, while also incorporating Simonetti’s varied background in noise, drone, and even experimental dream pop. ... more

contact / help

Contact Pale Blue

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Redeem code