if you need an ocean

by luis betancourt

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about

This collection of songs was written & recorded between 2009 and 2011 in Vermont, Brooklyn, and Peru. Having moved several times within this span of time and using a computer to record for the 1st time, I was unsure if this album would ever be realized. It exists in many different forms, as 5-song EPs and 8-song LPs, with various tracks such as Cherub Feeder, Castro, and Monday which do not appear here, under various titles such as "This Thing is Born" and "Petri," and always with multiple "final" mixes. In the end, it is an album that, although wildly varied in style and approach, serves as an aural scrapbook of music that best represents my range of influences and interests.

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released October 16, 2011

All songs written, performed, and recorded by Luis Betancourt.
Piano by Frightened Cellar on "Hey Kindness (15th c.)"

© 2011 Luis Betancourt. All rights reserved.

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Luis Betancourt New York

Luis Betancourt is a songwriter living in Red Hook, BK. His songs incorporate a variety of guitars (acoustic, electric, baritone, bass), electronics/programming, and vocals to create a homegrown, intimate, and sometimes experimental vibe. Elements of folk, pop, psych, & rock can be heard throughout. Besides his solo project, he also regularly performs and records with AVO and the Whiskey Spitters. ... more

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