Offical Press Release from Nights Of Rizal
Electronic solo singer-songwriter Migi de Belen, also known as Nights of Rizal, is releasing his first full-length album “summer/salt” on May 9, 2018 at Route 196, Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City. He will be supported by Ang Bandang Shirley, Oh, Flamingo!, Lions & Acrobats, Run Dorothy, and Nouvul.
There will be no CDs available during summer/salt’s launch. Instead, summer/salt will be sold as a ballcap + lyric album package for P500 or as a patch + lyric album package for P400, digital music download code included; all featuring bespoke designs, illustrations, and film photographs. Event starts9pm, gate fee is P300. (RSVP: Official Facebook event page)
summer/salt was written, composed, programmed, and produced over the course of 3 years by Migi de Belen; and co-produced by A.A. Enriquez. Additional guitars have been generously provided by collaborators Clarence Garcia of tide/edit and Ean Aguila of Ang Bandang Shirley and Stomachine. The hard work of the summer/salt team, which also includes project lead Aina Sevilla, mastering engineer Andrew Florentino, and art director Tin Yumul, has enabled the album to be released fully independent of any commercial or record label backing.
“summer/salt” refers to Migi’s failed somersault attempt in 2012 and his subsequent years re-learning how to walk, and eventually run. Moody lyrics contemplating on the nature of forgetting & remembering are matched with catchy melodies and beachy grooves drawing from post-disco, house, electro, and even UK garage. (WATCH & LISTEN: Nights of Rizal’s “Little Ocean” music video)