TŌMN

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Clayton Giles Mixture of English and Brazilian Portuguese songs. He really creates a mood with this album, slightly dark and sad. Another album I often return to. Favorite track: Mother Country.
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Tōmn Debut released 8.27.10. Mixed by Tchad Blake. Mastered by Bob Ludwig.

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released August 27, 2010

All songs written and produced by Tōmn

Tōmn lead and background vocals; acoustic guitars; synth on track 3
Michael Daillak drums; percussion
Neil Taylor bass
Colin Sapp electric guitars
Dan Shure keyboards; mellowtron on track 3; piano on tracks 4, 6
Luis Maurette Sound Design on tracks 1, 2, 3, 5, 6
Brendan Pajak percussion on tracks 1, 2, 5, 6
Todd Marston pump organ on track 1; accordion on track 4
Adam Friedman flute on track 6
Tony Savarino electric guitars on tracks 2, 5
Cecilia Spyer background vocals on tracks 1, 2, 5, 6
Marcelo Costa percussion on tracks 1, 2, 5, 6

Horn Ensemble (track 2)
Yuji Kano flute
Ray Greene trombone
Dirk Hillyer french horn
Matt Owens lead trumpet
Nick Catino trumpet

String Quartet (track 4)
Tera Gorsett violin
Rose Drucker violin
Daniel Doña viola
Patrick Owen cello

Handclap Brigade (track 2)
Colin Sapp
Katie Gorodetsky
Bria Shecker & friends
Jess Hallett
Debbi Royall
Abby Getman
Kai McMurtry

All background vocal arrangements by Tōmn

Horn arrangement and conducting on track 2 by Stephen Furqueron
String arrangement and conducting on track 4 by Kai McMurtry

Engineered by Rafi Sofer; additional engineering by Chico Neves on tracks 1, 2, 5, 6 and John Weston on track 4

Recorded at Q Division Studios in Somerville, MA; Estudio 304 in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil; Futura Productions, Roslindale, MA; Rafi’s Dorchester studio

Mixed by Tchad Blake at Mongrel Music
Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering

Photo by Liz Linder Photography
Design/artwork by Abby German, Go Go Getman Design
Back cover artwork by stumpdesign.com

Special thanks to Mom, Dad, Christi, Nonnina, Papa, Zizi Mari, everyone else in my entire family, Andrew James, Erica, Del, Freddy G, D-Rawk, Andreía, Adam, Jess Hallett, Allesandra, Ms. S, Charles Sorrento, Ed V, Albergue Tupiniquim, the Q interns, Chico, and all the Cariocas and the Bostonians who helped along the way.

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Tōmn Boston

Tōmn (pronounced “tome”) aka Tony Maiella is a North American musician based in Boston who fuses rock and Brazilian music, unveiling dense and dream-like pop songs inspired by the Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest. With nods to The Shins, Elvis Costello and Elliot Smith, the band is currently in the studio working on their follow-up album. ... more

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Track Name: Primeiro Encanto
Meses e meses
Amores sem jeito
Meses e anos no meio do nada
Velhos segredos
Que ficam guardados
Meses e meses
Amores sem jeito

Oh my God
To wade upstream
Oh my God
Track Name: Ancient Maze (Por Enquanto)
All the time
Trying to survive
Ticking clocks
Covered up in vines

This is not a fantasy
Cause we are more
Than I could dream

Por enquanto eu nao veijo voce
Eu nao posso acreditar
Em castelos de arreia
Que vao cair
Que o mar logo vai tirar

We pass our days
Trapped inside an ancient maze
In the same dark haze
Every soul has graced

The rules are just
Illusory
Cause our minds are held
By gravity

Por enquanto eu nao veijo voce
Mas eu posso acreditar
Que tem algo na alma
Que liga tudo
Em cada respiracao

Por enquanto eu nao veijo voce
Por enquanto eu nao veijo voce
All the time
All the time

This is not a fantasy
Cause we are more
Than I could dream

Por enquanto eu nao veijo voce
Eu nao posso acreditar
Em castelos de arreia
Que vao cair
Que o mar logo vai tirar

Por enquanto eu nao veijo voce
Por enquanto eu nao veijo voce
Track Name: Will I Still Call You Friend?
Will I Still Call You Friend

All the clamor
Dark, dark places
Clinking glasses
Familiar Faces

And when it all ends
Will I still call you friend?
And when it all ends

Dirty bathrooms
Fire hazards
After parties
Morning disasters

And when it all ends
Will I still call you friend?
And when it all ends

A man-made idol
His cross to bear
Emaciated
A mess of hair

But you’d do anything
To go backstage
Spend your paycheck
In a rage

And when it all ends
Will I still call you friend?
And when it all ends

Broken glasses
Unfamiliar faces
Walking the line
With untied shoelaces
Thinking forever
Counting our paces

Will I??????
Track Name: Mother Country
The reactor is out
The lights turn red
And like a needle without thread
The captain's orders come as dares
His men like fish gasping on air

The hold their breath as they descend
Carried to what will be their end

The first commander of the ship
Wields a sword and cracks a whip
Leads his men as they go down
In a song without a sound

Hold you breath as you go down
Think of sweet things as you drown

All the roses from our hands
Don't cover the skulls collecting sand

Your leader tells both you and I
To go back home and live our lives
But how can you when you have lost
Your songs whose gloried lives had crossed?
Double crossed

Stiffled screams control your mind
Sinking to hell, no precious time

All the roses from our hands
Don't cover skulls collecting sand

So you return, Mother Country
Whose back is broken whose eyes can't see
You know just the same as me
The truth is buried in the sea
Buried.
Track Name: Off the Map
Off the Map

We can make the rising silence
A deafening noise behind his bed
The stark voice of a tired notion
Turned to a snowball effect

When destiny sits in between
Fumbling hands of a tyrant
Neither you nor I could even dream
Or find the will to design it

The process was so bureaucratic
The form it said fool “erase your name”
Once you sign you’re not a member
And fall outside the kingdom’s reign

When destiny sits in between
Fumbling hands of a tyrant
Neither you nor I could even dream
Or find the will to design it

We are spinning off the map
With no one to invite us back
We are spinning off the map

The screaming of one nation’s voices
Thoughts from 7 billion minds
Send you off without a handshake
Into the dusty bins of time

When destiny sits in between
Fumbling hands of a tyrant
Neither you nor I could even dream
Or find the will to design it

We are spinning off the map
With no one to invite us back
We are spinning off the map
With no one to invite us back

We are spinning off the map
We are spinning off the map
Track Name: A Saída
A Saída Lyrics

No final dessa dança
a selva silencia
a cidade pára
pára pra sonhar

Sera possivel sair da rede?
Sera possivel recomecar?
Com nada nas maos
E nada pra levar

No final desse rumo
estrelas vão brilhar
a alma esta buscando
a sua gemea pra ficar

Já esperei tanto
olhando o mar
ele leva meus sussuros
aonde vc está

Mas o canto
Nunca vai desaparecer
E o ritmo sempre vai rolar
A musica dos sonhos nasce da fe
da esperanca pra quem quer escutar

No final dessa estoria
a memória domina
palavras faladas
rolando no ar

É selvagem mais domado
o que voce vai lembrar
pedaços do passado
sempre vão passar

Sempre vao passar

Mais o canto
Nunca vai desaparecer
E o ritmo sempre vai rolar
A musica dos sonhos nasce da fe
da esperanca pra quem quer escutar

Mas o canto nunca vai desaparecer
e o ritmo sempre vai rolar
a música dos sonhos nasce da fé
da esperança pra quem quiser sonhar

No final dessa danca
No final dessa danca
No final dessa dance
No final