Take / Chroma

by Mariana Rivals

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The third release from Mariana Rivals, Take/Chroma, expands on the sonic territory that was established on 2016’s release, Monument. While this new set of songs are kindred spirits with their predecessors, the execution differs with its nod to 70s analog warmth and 80s synth textures. Take is a paranoid rocker that uses synths not guitars to be heavier than anything they've released before. The B-Side, Chroma builds from a simple progression to a fully expansive orchestra of synths, vocals and guitars to accompany an out-of-left-field ending that is both foreboding and uplifting.


released February 26, 2017

All songs & lyrics by Chris Spada & Brett Middleton

The Band:
Chris Spada - Vocals, Guitars, Synths
Brett Middleton - Synths, Bass, Drums, Vocals
Adam Golka - Rhodes

Produced by Chris Spada & Brett Middleton
Mixing on Take - Steve Carrao & Brett Middleton
Mixing on Chroma - Brett Middleton
Mastered by Steve Carrao

Made in Oakland, California, Tariffville, Connecticut & Nashville, Tennessee

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Chris Spada and Brett Middleton began recording under the name Mariana Rivals in 2005 at art school in Brooklyn. These songs are the beginning of a renewed long distance collaboration between their homes in Connecticut and California.

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