"Layered" is the first solo release in almost three years from multi-instrumentalist Luís Costa, who, in the meantime, was involved in some of the most acclaimed Portuguese projects of the past decade, including the grungy Madcab and the soon-to-be-world-famous indie pop/rock outfit You Can't Win, Charlie Brown.
"Wide" is the first advance from the mostly instrumental six-song EP, where the absence of words is only briefly interrupted by a collaboration with the well established Portuguese songwriter Noiserv. Other guest appearances on the EP include former Madcab band mate Nuno Silva on bass, Bruno Julião (Monomonkey) on drums and Filipa Vale on violin and cello, among others.
released November 25, 2010
All music written, performed and produced by Luís Costa, except "Little Maestro" by Luís Costa & David Santos (Noiserv)
Guest musicians (in order of appearance):
João Silveira - Samples and background noises on track 1
Nuno Silva - Bass on track 1, 2, 5 and 6
Filipa Vale - Violins, cello and vocals on track 2
Bruno Julião - Drums on track 2 and 5
David Santos (Noiserv) - Vocals, robots, glockenspiel, celesta, horn, bassoon and synths on track 3
Tiago Benzinho - Violin on track 4
Nuno Mar - Guitar fx on track 6
Sound samples on "Nothing Personal" taken from the movie "Nothing Personal" (Urszula Antoniak, 2009)
Recorded at home between February 2009 and November 2010
Mixed and produced by Luís Costa, Mastered by Filipe Grácio.