The Fall Of Mesbla

by My Midi Valentine

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Toda queda machuca: “Fall Of Mesbla” o primeiro CD da My Midi Valentine

Por Rodolfo Lima

Coletivo Popfuz

Muita gente diz que escrever sobre alguém que você conhece bastante torna o texto tendencioso, ainda mais quando começa com a famosa frase: "Eu sou suspeito pra falar sobre isso". Pois bem, eu não acho que sou suspeito para falar sobre o assunto que me trouxe aqui, mesmo conhecendo bem os artistas envolvidos. Na minha opinião é mais difícil reconhecer o bom trabalho de alguém quando se conhece muito de perto o artista. Pra mim, por alguns fatores como não fantasiar sobre a obra, não idealiza-lá ou mesmo estar inserido na construção do trabalho, pode se tornar mais dificil de reconhecer à grandeza de uma obra, isso no meu caso. Isso é só uma introdução para mostrar porque eu realmente quis escrever esse texto, que enfim, começa aqui:

Marcos Cajueiro (voz, guitarra, baixo, trompete, teclado, violão) e Tales Maia (teclado, baixo, programações) são a My Midi Valentine, um duo de Arapiraca, Alagoas. A banda existe desde 2006, quando o Marcos gravava as músicas no computador junto com o Nando, numa época em que Popfuzz apenas engatinhava. O Tales se juntou ao Marcos em 2008, para que a banda conseguisse realizar shows legais e tocar quase todo o instrumental ao vivo. Eles estão lançando o seu primeiro CD full, denominado "The Fall Of Mesbla", lançamento da Popfuzz Records (popfuzz.com.br) em conjunto com o selo carioca Midsummer Madness (mmrecords.com.br). Enfim, é sobre esse disco que eu devo falar, então lá vai.

O nome do disco é muito bom! A Mesbla faliu faz uns 10 anos e foi lá onde eu comprei os meus primeiros CD’s de rock, assim como eles. A My Midi Valentine toca Adventure pop porque o Marcos criou esse termo. Ele diz que é porque nas músicas tem de tudo: ação, romance, drama, aventura, assim como nos "Goonies" ou no "Conta Comigo". Eu acho que é bem isso mesmo, porque se um filme de aventura une todos esses gêneros, a My Midi, junta vários estilos do Indie Rock: Twee Pop, Cassio Pop, 8-bit, Folk, Synthpop e Pink Floyd, que para o Marcos é a melhor banda do mundo.

Quando eu escutei o disco pela primeira vez eu fiquei com vontade de chorar, fiquei muito orgulhoso e achei ele muito lindo mesmo! É tudo tão triste/feliz como uma música do Belle & Sebastian; tem sintetizador e voz melódica como uma música do Grandaddy (o Tales é fã); tem melodias lindas e belos arranjos como uma canção dos Beach boys; tem vocais dobrados e estendidos como uma música do Pink Floyd (é que o Marcos gosta muito); e até o experimentalismo eletrônico de uma canção do Radiohead.

Um dia desses eu pude beber com o Marcos na calçada do Palato até apagarmos e tive oportunidade de falar o quanto o disco estava bom e que realmente era uma das melhores coisas que eu ouvi nos últimos tempos, isso foi muito bom! Vocês deviam escutar esse CD e passarem a acreditar que tudo pode acontecer, tudo pode ser escrito e transformado em música. Qualquer dor, qualquer alegria, qualquer tristeza, qualquer sentimento! Talvez algum dia um amigo seu faça umas das músicas mais legais que você já escutou, aí vocês vão entender. Eu sei disso porque aconteceu comigo e o meu coração recebeu um abraço de carinho, saudade e até esperança.

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Every fall hurts: “Fall of Mesbla” the first CD from My Midi Valentine

By Rodolfo Lima

Coletivo Popfuzz

A lot of people say that writing about someone you know a lot makes the writing tendentious, even more when it starts with the famous phrase: “I’m suspect to talk about it”. I’m not suspect to talk about it, in my opinion, it’s more difficult to recognize the good work of someone when you know the artist with very closeness. To me, because of some factors like not fantasizing over the work, not to idealize it or even inserted in the making of the work may even distance the greatness of a work, that in my case. This is just an introduction to show why I really wanted to write this piece, that starts around there:

Marcos Cajueiro (vocal, guitar, bass, trumpet, keyboard, acoustic guitar) and Tales Maia (keyboard, bass, programming) are My Midi Valentine, a duo from Arapiraca, Alagoas. The band exists since 2006 when Marcos recorded the songs in the computer together with Nando, when Popfuzz was still crawling. Tales joined Marcos in 2008 for the band to play nice concerts and to play live almost every instrumental. They are releasing their first full CD, called “The Fall of Mesbla” and it’s about this record I’m about to speak.

The name of the record is really good! Mesbla broke around 10 years ago and it was there that I bought my first rock CD’s, just like them. My Midi Valentine plays Adventure Pop because Marcos created that term. He says it’s because there is everything on the songs: action, romance, drama, adventure, just like “Goonies” or “Stand By Me”. I think it’s right because if an adventure movie gather all these genres, My Midi gathers a lot of styles from Indie Rock: Twee Pop, Casio Pop, 8-bit, Folk, Synthpop and Pink Floyd, which, for Marcos, is the best band of the world.

When I listened to the record for the first time I felt like crying, I was very proud and I found it really beautiful! Everything is so sad/happy like a Belle & Sebastian song; it has synthesizer and melodic vocals like a Grandaddy song (Tales is a fan); it has wonderful melodies and beautiful arrangements like a Beach Boys’ song; it has doubled and extended vocals like a Pink Floyd song (Marcos really likes them); and even electronic experimentalism from a Radiohead song.

One of these days I drinked with Marcos on Palato’s sidewalk until we black out and had the opportunity to say how good was the record and that it was really one of the best things I’ve heard in the last times, this was very good! You should listen to this CD and start believing that anything can happen, everything can be written and turned into music. Any pain, any joy, any sadness, any feeling! Maybe someday a friend of yours will make one of the coolest songs you’ve ever heard and then you’ll understand. I know that because it happened to me and my heart received a hug of affection, longing and even hope.

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released October 17, 2011

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My Midi Valentine é:

@Tales_Maia e @Marcos_Cajueiro

Gravado na casa da @Ninamagalhaes entre Agosto e Setembro de 2011.

Produzido e Mixado por @Tales_Maia e @Marcos_Cajueiro

Masterizado por Junior Evangelista ( @juniorevans )

Todas as músicas compostas por Marcos Cajueiro exceto participações em : Angelica Bella ( @lueba ) e Stand Down ( Caíque Guimarães, Bruno Ribeiro e @lueba ). Participação especial no coro da música The fall Of Mesbla ( Team Radio, Vanessa Mota, Fernando Coelho, Emilio Lima, Pablo Perez, Luiz Eduardo Calado, Caíque Guimarães, Nina Magalhães, Francis Silvestre, Lila Doria, Virginia Lira e Fernanda Capibaribe. )

Toda parte gráfica da capa e encarte por Anny Garcia ( @annnys_ ) e Marcos Cajueiro

O The Fall Of Mesbla é um lançamento da Popfuzz Records em parceria com o Selo Midsummer Madness ( mmrecords.com.br ) .

Acompanhe a banda pelos links:

mymidivalentine.bandcamp.com

www.facebook.com/mymidivalentine

twitter.com/mymidivalentine

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Formada por Marcos Cajueiro e Tales Maia em 2006, o duo Alagoano Arapiraquense ,com seus sons eletro-acusticos, trabalham em cima de impressões e sentimentos. Músicas e barulhinhos eletrônicos que evocam toda aquela saudade daquela época da vida onde tudo é mágico e diferente. ... more

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Track Name: Press Start
I have a guitar but not a band
I have some benzine but not a friend

Won't you shake my hand and be my friend
If you play the drums we've got a band
Track Name: Hammer
It's day again
but everything will be just the same
They'll wait me out and get me all alone
They will kick me to the ground
and it hurts

It's me again
but I don't want to be the same again
I'm so tired of being all alone
And I wish that I could fight
Like Bruce Lee

Today I won't let you hurt me
'Coz I've got a plan
I will sell my soul to Satan
Then I'll be strong
And no one will hurt me
And I won't need to cry

Please stop
'Coz I swear that it's hard enough
'Coz I swear that if you don't stop
I will break your fucking teeths with a fucking hammer
And this hurts

Today you can try to hurt me
'Coz I've got a trick
I sold my soul to Satan
He didn't payed very well
But I just can't complain
At least now I can
I can fight
Track Name: Angelica Bella
Queen queen queen
of all my sins

It seems seems seems
that love offers no choice

when you dream
about the only one

that makes you doubt
your own, own, own, own heart


oh! togetherness


and every time i think
that i just calmed down my life
so you show up up up

and if i was a star
i could just stare to where you are
and make you dream

dream dream dream
and then just go to sleep

sunbeam, beam
becomes my morning alarm

queen queen queen
of all my sins

seems, seems, seems
to be the perfect choice

oh! togetherness

and every time i think
that i just calmed down my life
so you show up up up

and if i was a star
i could just stare to where you are
and make you dream
Track Name: Continue ?
Won't you break my heart and be my girl
Won't you break my heart and make it start

Won't you break my heart and be my girl
Won't you break my heart and make it start

Won't you break my heart and be my girl
Be my girl, be my girl
Be mine

Won't you break my heart
Track Name: Junkie
Don't you know
theres a girl living in front my house
shes so cool and she dream she had a telefone

New day breaks
and i think we have to make some calls

I´ve got to say, it hurts a lot
I´ve got to say, you almost made me cry

But baby dont worry
my heart is covered by yours
no one can break it
until yours is smiling

i am a junkie for your smile
That makes me so freak out
I have to do everything for you
When you need I am here, there, inside
So please, please
One more smile

So you know
theres a girl living in front my house
shes so cool and she dream she had swimming pool

i´ve got to say, it hurts a lot
i´ve got to say, you almost made me cry

but baby dont worry
my heart is covered by yours
no one can break him
until yours is smiling

i am a junkie for your smile
That makes me so freak out
I have to do everything for you
When you need I am here, there, inside
So please, please
One more smile
Track Name: ILUVU
Drink too much and let me watch your sleep
mess the bass and let me teach you again
steal some candy and let me plan your scape

make it hard
and Ill be holding on
make it worst Ill be holding on
Ill be holding on

I just love to take care of you
I just love to take care of you

Stay in bed and let me wake up first
Wake up now and see I 've made you toasts

Break my heart
and Ill buy some glue
break it all
and Ill buy a new one, two or trhee

I just love to take care of you
I just love to take care of you

Forever and never no matter what you did
Forever and never no matter what you did
I will be there to blow your bruises
Track Name: So Far From Home
cant you see its boring in this city of shit?
theres so many songs i miss
they are only only in your LP´s

honey bread, orange juicy
tv fitness, sunday farm
did my broder show you that video tape?
i cant believe you saw me dancing i am so shy

turn me back into that girl i was one day
just getting home from school an spending the day on couch

houses can change, houses can change
but my home is where you are

cant you see i am trying?
theres one place i like to go
they´ve got cheap beer
and all my friends go there

take me home coz my dad is still awake
is that one with blue blue gate

houses can change, houses can change
but my home is where you are

"turn me back into that boy i was one day
sitting in the yard just waiting you get dressed"
Track Name: Bicycle Purple Dream
i wish i had a bicycle to ride
to hide away my pain
whe i can not cry

ride towards the sunset coz the sunset makes me fine

once i had one but now she is gone
you gave me random dream
so i will paint it purple

to ride towards the sunsets coz the sunset is almost gone

ride, ride, ride my bicycle
ride, ride, ride my bicycle
to anywhere i dont care, i dont care

bicycle purple dream
bicycle purple dream

ride towards the sunset coz the sunset brings me home


ride, ride, ride my bicycle
ride, ride, ride my bicycle
to anywhere i dont care, i dont care

bicycle purple dream
bicycle purple dream
Track Name: Special
Every time I look at you
there's such a pain that I can't hide
It's so bad
But let's just run away downtown for beers and cigarrets

Please don'tlook at me as if I am being such an asshole
I still care
you should see me when I can not give the fucking smiles you want

You don't need to be the girl I love
Me, I am sure Im not the guy you were waiting for
but we are here
and I am fine

You're just special
nothing more than this
you're just special
and nothing is more than this

You don't need to be the girl I love
Me, I am sure Im not the guy you were waiting for
but we are here
and I am fine

You're just special
nothing more than this
you're just special
and nothing is more
and nothing is more than this

Every time I pass by you I open up a smile
but you dont care
its unkind
you should try to smile me back
coz I really like your hair
Track Name: The Fall Of Mesbla
Every fall hurts, every fall hurts
So lets fall in love and hurt ourselves
and hurt ourselves
Track Name: I Was Trying To Touch Your Heart
So you're sure
but tell me where can we hide the dreams we had
tell me where coz they do not fit in my shoes box

Sure Ill go
but go for where? coz Here, There and Everywhere there's a fucking song
to remind me how it hurts

it's have been a very hard time, baby
when you don't even know the names of the songs I've wrote to you
the names of the songs I've wrote to you

this is a little bit painfull but Ill watch you try

I was trying to touch your heart
and make you smile
like the very first time

don't you care?
I build a world, created the words, I bought the dreams
I wrote the songs to make your heart sing

Tell me straight
Tell me straight
are you gonna call him “love” like you did to me?
coz I don't think I will ever call anyone “baby”
but it's easy for you, you did this before. don't you?

it's have been a very hard time, baby
when you don't even know
when you don't even know
the names of the songs I've wrote to you
the names of the songs I've wrote to you

but Ill try to make you remember this one
Ill try to make you remember this

so write it down

This one calls...
This one calls: “you lost me”
“you lost me”
“you lost me”

this is a little bit painfull but Ill watch you try

I was trying to touch your heart
but you just choose
like the very first time
Track Name: 11r
sometimes it's hard to hide
it's your eyes. seem like two black holes in the sky
but move, move, move
quick, quick, quick
don't let they know that you are sad

close your eyes and Ill fix it up
1...2...3!
can I try it again?

honey, I've lost that place
where we use to hide and cry
don't worry. just lock the door
but first make sure that you are home



now I'm sure. this one will work:
1 - buy some dreams
2 - mix it all with pills

it's my eyes... seem like two black holes in the sky

honey I've sold our dreams
but I swear, I didn't mean
you must leave, I'll have to stay
but my smile goes with you

its happening to me but its stange like a dream
its happening to me but its stange like a dream
its happening, its happening, its happening
its happening, its happening, its happening

its happening to me and its stange like a dream
its happening to me and its stange like a dream
Track Name: Stand Down
Thought you were misunderstood, but me,
i'm in chase for paranoid
Said you'll leave my leaves under the sink
They must dry and I'm no leak

Sound so neat, a word spread up your lips
Your tongue shaked and I'm undone

its so slow. stand down now
cuz i will show where I hide
the secrets i shall shout
sure i should
stand down now! cuz I'll give up

stop to talk is a great step to stop to think on your voice

Being mislead is helpful when you need
A piece of bittersweetness
On my ship i'm crossing up the sea
So please don't mislead me

its so slow. stand down now
cuz i will show where you hide
the secrets you shall shout
sure you should
stand down now! cuz I'll give up

stop to talk is a great step to stop to think on your voice
Track Name: Killing Rabbits With Hugs
this frozen heart
is for pumping cold blood
and if you dare
I can stop taking care

Cuz i am trying to make you wake
but you dont give a fuck
so I guess I will play it alone
(you) were brought to be my friend
but i see you prefer to sleep


"sleepyhead"
it's your new name
but nevermind
i think you are deaf


cuz im trying to make you eat
and you despise my food
so I guess you're playing the Star
you're just a falling star
so watch out when you hit the ground
Track Name: Start + Select
So I saw my soul in other hands
bring it home
coz I am done
but no surprised
I'm dumb but I'm also smart

my new friend is cool his name is “end”
hey! hi, “end”! (“end”...) (“end...)
please, come through
and stay for life
don't let this loop start again

True blue friends, they gonna steal your gold
they will show regret, but they won't show respect
with whiskey and ice you can wash a wound
maybe you don't get cured but it'll massage your heart
you can own the world for one night long
till the sun rise up and make you wish to unborn
if you think you're the one the crash will hurt you more
when everything leads to fall there is no except


Tanto faz se eu fiz você sentir (i don't care if I made you feel)
(oh, you sweet)
pois bem, chegou o fim (so well, it's now the end)
não devo mais durmir no chão. (I should start to sleep in bed)