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Resign To Ideal

by Saeta

Trio of cello, acoustic guitar, piano, and male-female vocals.
Genre: Pop: Delicate
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  Song Share Time Download
1. To Fear You Return
7:16 $0.99
2. Give Unto Me
5:33 $0.99
3. Haunted By
5:04 $0.99
4. To Rise Above
3:47 $0.99
5. Will It Ever Be
5:16 $0.99
6. Intro - You & I
6:51 $0.99
7. Let It Go
6:50 $0.99
8. In Time We Shall
5:03 $0.99
9. She
6:18 $0.99
10. Make It Stay
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Album Notes
Current Project: Recently completed third full length CD, Resign to Ideal, recorded and produced by Kramer in New York City.

About SAETA: After years playing and listening to live music together in Detroit, Matt Menovcik and Lesli Wood founded Saeta in 1998 after moving to Seattle.

In 1999, Saeta released its first full-length CD, entitled Burn, mixed by spacerockers Windy and Carl. That year, cellist Bob Smolenski joined the band and Saeta began playing live performances in Seattle.

Within a year, Matt created nine new songs, Bob and Lesli wrote cello and piano arrangements, and in July 2000, the band recorded its second CD, Structure in the Void. Saeta's sound caught the attention of Shimmy-Disc honcho and recording artist Kramer, who mixed and mastered the CD. Structure was released in May 2001 on Recurving Recordings.

In 2001, The Seattle Times featured Saeta in an August profile of the city's best up-and-coming bands. By this time, the band had new songs written by Matt, with music arranged by Lesli and Bob. Kramer offered to record and produce a new album, and in November, Saeta recorded its third album, Resign to Ideal, at Tribeca Recordings in New York. The band was joined in the studio by violinist Brennan Sweet and trumpet player Garth Greenup of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.

To hear tracks from the new CD go to :

Musical Influences:
Nina Simone, Arvo Part, Low, God Speed You Black Emperor

Recent Performances:
Dec, 2002 with Pete Krebs at the I-Spy, Seattle
Oct, 2002 with Bic Runga at the I-Spy, Seattle
Oct, 2002 with Rasputina at The Paradox, Seattle
Aug., 2002 with Hem at the Crocodile, Seattle
Ap. 11 2002 - opened for The Church and Mark Kozelek at Crocodile Cafe, Seattle
Feb. 14, 15, 16, 2002 - A performance of selections from Magnetic Fields' 69 Love Songs, Open Circle Theater, Seattle
Dec. 15, 2001 - Live broadcast on KEXP (90.3 FM), The Live Room, Seattle

Web Links: Saeta

Contact: Matt Menovcik (206) 728-4288



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Action Attack Helicopter

One of the most beautiful and phenomenal things I have ever heard.
“They are one of the most beautiful and phenomenal things I have ever heard. Just sparse enough to be considered space-rock but flavored with just as much tension as there is release, Saeta will comfortably invade your ears with the sweet sounds of remorse and the angsty drive of serenity.”
- Action Attack Helicopter

Delusions of Adequacy

10 songs never feel like enough
“An album this rich, this well orchestrated that doesn't contain members of Godspeed You Black Emperor is rare these days. At times haunting, at times rich and deep, at times peaceful and melancholy, Resign to Ideal's only fault is that its 10 songs never feel like enough, that I'm left wanting more. This is quiet music meant to be played loud, so every rich piano note, every guitar chord, every draw of the strings is easily heard. Any fan of Godspeed would do well to have this in their collection, for this is an endearingly excellent work.”
- Delusions of Adequacy

Message From the Homeland

Poetry from Saeta
“Saeta demonstrate the rare ability to be both poets who express their authentic self and master the tools of their trade... in a way almost unheard of in the artistic wasteland of American music."
- Message From the Homeland

Actionman Magazine

A breath of fresh air for any music collection
“While my writing ability limits my expression, Saeta’s ability seems limitless. This album is so different from what I’ve been listening to, yet it fills a gap I didn’t know existed. It’s a mild, anesthetic ‘shot in the arm’ for the indie scene and sure to be a breath of fresh air for any music collection.”
- Actionman Magazine