Up to the City

A Beta Movement

Up to the City
Performed By A Beta Movement
Album UPC 887516990953
CD Baby Track ID 10813810
Label A Beta Movement
Released 2013-04-20
BPM 85
Rated 0
ISRC uscgj1373234
Year 2013
Spotify Plays 53
Writer Pedro Cordeiro
Pub Co A Beta Movement
Composer Pedro Cordeiro
ClearanceFacebook Sync License,Traditional Sync,YouTube Sync ServiceOne Stop
Rights Controlled Master and Publishing Grant
Rights One-Stop: Master + 100% Pub Grant
Original/Cover/Public Domain original
Country Portugal


A flowering era is born. The Ambiance and lyrics seed from an urban fantasy, a fraction with surreal flavor, like a mixture of frames caught in 360º during eye spinning, an aesthetic of the mind.


A BETA MOVEMENT were funded in 2008 in the city of Oporto. Pedro Cordeiro and Secundino Oliveira as the creative core of the band, opened the project to the experimentation of indie compositions exposed by digital manipulations.
Adopting the name and influence of the aesthetic experience of Max Wertheimer's 1912 "beta movement", the concept of the human perception of a nonexistent movement.
They made the 1st EP in 2010, and won the category Alternative Rock Rendez Worten, the single enters 3rd place in Music World Radio, and got airplay on national radio, interviews and concerts in concert halls of Oporto and Lisbon.
In July 2011, Marcela Freitas joins the band (ex Papercutz) and takes the lead vocal offering strength and delicacy to the interpretations, the feminine aesthetic now incorporates A Beta Movement.

“… vocalist Marcela Freitas. Her voice mirrors the salty, shore-town vibes from which it resonates. A Beta Movement creates atmospheric pop with a steady pulse, as though these sounds floated over across the Atlantic upon a lackadaisical breeze.
Colour Mixing System, is a flourishing, tumbling track that blossoms and withers like a leaky metamorphosis. Hypnotic with just a touch of melancholy, the track is also splashed with handclaps and vibrant instrumentals, reminding us that A Beta Movement will stay true to the visual element that was their primary inspiration. “
in Paper Garden Records , Brooklyn, NY

"Airy,languid pop, like Best Coast and CrystalCastles had a glorious one night stand together." in The Burning ear, music blog, Los Angeles, USA

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