Gerald

by GRIOT

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Gerald's a concept album portraying the journey of Gerald, a man with many questions and fewer answers. It's an immersive journey about himself and something more, something grand, something new...

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released August 14, 2016

Concept by:
João Pascoal, Sérgio Ferreira

Artwork by:
Maria Branco, Sérgio Ferreira

Written by:
João Pascoal, Sérgio Ferreira

Instrumentation by:
João Pascoal, Sérgio Ferreira

Recorded by:
André Roque, Gabriel Marques (Bliss Recordings), João Pascoal, António Branco, Alexandre Veiga

Mixed / Mastered by:
André Roque, João Pascoal

Musicians:
João Pascoal – Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Programming, Composing (tracks 1,2,3,4 and 5)
Sérgio Ferreira – Drums, Percussion, Composing (tracks 1,2,3,4 and 5)
Nuno Aleluia – Vocals (tracks 1,3,4 and 5)
António Branco - Backing Vocals (tracks 1,3,4 and 5)
Pedro Marques - Backing Vocals (track 5)
Eduardo Ferreira – Violin (tracks 1,2,3,4 and 5)
Carolina Resende – Violin (tracks 1,2,3,4 and 5)
Rita Fernandes – Violoncello (tracks 1,2,3,4 and 5)
Paulo Bernardino – Clarinet (track 3)
Andy Panayi – Tenor Saxophone (track 2)
André Loureiro – Flute (tracks 2,3,4 and 5)
João Baião – Acoustic Steel String Guitar (track 3 and 5)
Alexandre Veiga – Electric Guitar (tracks 1,2,3,4 and 5)
Filipe Salgueiro – Electric Guitar (track 5)
Bruno Miguel – Electric Guitar (track 2)
Vikram Shankar – Synthesizer (track 1)
Diogo Santos – Moog Synthesizer (track 5)
André Barros – Piano, Composing (track 5 introduction)

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GRIOT Portugal

Griot is a multinational rock band formed by musicians João Pascoal and Sérgio Ferreira in 2014.
Griot's sound evokes a style of progressive rock that explores and creates different textures and soundscapes.
The bands song-writing style revolves around self-published literature included in each album’s concept.
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Track Name: The Drive (Chapter I)
I'm overwhelmed by questions,
The most simple "why's".
It doesn't feel like home,
It just feels like lies...

There's no point in waiting
for the veil to drop,
This is the answer
It has to stop.

Fadeaway...
Seek my trueself,
Fadeaway...
I must go.
Track Name: Through the Haze (Chapter II)
(Instrumental)
Track Name: Into the Fold (Chapter III)
Here I am with an open mind,
Let me wander, let me fly,
Through this maze of senses I will follow,
And new awareness I will borrow,
Guide me through this place of bliss...

Let me follow your steps,
It all just seems so natural...
Let me learn your ways
It all just seems so natural...

I must take it all!
Track Name: The Curtain Falls (Chapter IV)
I am enthraled, mesmerized,
And with these pages, paralyzed...
Albeit relaxed, undaunted,
This house feels haunted...

Advanced it is,
Flawless it seems,
I wish they could see,
that's not all it needs! / that it's not all it needs!

A gentle breeze wrapped my face
as I open a new book.
Something direful I discovered,
A whole history I mistook.
I can't afford to think about you,
Why would you do this to your home?
It is something I can't get through,
Like a king without a throne!

The bleakness,
It saddens me...
"The Changeless",
It blinds thee...
My brain has casted me away,
The path is not over.
A new future I envision
Because after all "Home" is my lover!

Advanced it is,
Flawless it seems,
I wish they could see,
that's not all it needs! / that it's not all it needs!

A grand deception I've won
With this city's obscenity!
Track Name: Fadeaway (Chapter V)
Fadeaway...
Seek my trueself,
Fadeaway...
I must go,
I soon must go...

Don't follow me, go away,
Leave me be and make your way,
Always in my mind you are,
Don't follow me this far...
Don't follow me, go away,
Leave me be and make your way,
Let us uncoil
And return onto our soil.

"Home" again,
As future sits upon a solitary lie,
My mind is racing to a past now long gone.
Will I ever find what I am looking for?
Everything will flow through my watchfull eye...

I have to bury something deep within my thoughts,
I know that there's something that I should've said,
But the deed is now done into my head...

Fadeaway...
Seek my trueself,
Fadeaway...
I must go,
I soon must go!