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Catching - EP

by Captive Portal

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Official Release #: 3
Label: Mahorka / Captive Portal Music
Catalog #: mhrk122 / 0003.CP002

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“After the huge “Throwing” debut (April 2013), Captive Portal comes back with a nice “Catching”.

In his second EP Zach Bridier again combines digital era electronic music with analog electronics, acoustic instruments, vocals, voices, short field recordings, again collaborates with throught-the-music-spectrum set of artist, again producing a synergy fusion of styles and influences. And pushing it all further.

While in “Throwing” one can hear Zach perfecting the art of short and “simple” songwriting and composition, cutting short the song structure dogmas (for good), for “Catching” we have tracks that tend to be longer and with much more layers, denser (call it less sterile, but not less carefully crafted) sonic spectrum and representing a much broader mix of compositional, performance and production approaches, realised into the epic sequel we have here.

Full collaborating artist credits appear on the cover artwork and so do the song lyrics, including the ones for Benadiction’s spectacular rap on “Don’t Tickle Me”. Zach also had the opportunity to use a Minimoog for the EP recording sessions and you will hear how he did not miss the opportunity to do so.” – Mahorka


released January 10, 2014

Produced & Mixed by: Zach Bridier
Mastered by: Ian Miller
Photography: Taylor Likes
Design & Illustration: Taylor Likes




Captive Portal Chicago, Illinois

I create music with everyday sounds, random toys, instruments, and really anything that makes noise. Musically, my catalog is all over the place because I can’t limit myself to any one style of music. This is musical madness.

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Track Name: Internally Grateful (feat. Josh Büche & Jonee Whatley)
Words by: Zach Bridier

I sing a song to the world
Beautiful sounds everywhere
Every time I close my eyes
I see a beautiful design
Track Name: Don't Tickle Me (feat. Benadiction)
Words by: Ben Barber

Laughin', clappin', rappin' at a speed where adaptin'
To the lacking of oxygen that is back in the stacked in
Lungs that are crackin' when it's time to start reacting to captains
Yelling out "What has happened?" this madness is just a fraction
Let's just say this boat is sinking, while I'm sitting here blinking, thinking
I haven't the slightest inkling as I'm freezin' like I'm rinkin'
These times I wanna give up
But it's gonna get rough, but I gotta get up
And I gotta get rid of the negativity that I got lit up

Cause this my time, everybody else better get in line
Cause I don't wanna stand up here and just shine
I just want a chance to just rhyme
Rock the crowd, but I got the proud coming at me
But you know I gotta black the cloud
Knock it down... shock it loud
Er than the truth that I am tryna bring
I am just a rapper so you know that I ain't tryna sing
I wanna be a humble being so I don't end up tumbling
Down to the bottom from my stumblings
We all make mistakes, I'm fumbling

It's all a part of the process
I'm just as lost as the next guy seeking solace
Or maybe a friend, you'll never hear them say
"You never get to be 80 again"
And if you rate me a 10 I'll probably think you hate me again
Cause I fear that the fake be in and you'll just break me again
But I'm havin' another nightmare can you shake me again?
I shouldn't go back to sleep and get the lights you have to clap to see
Track Name: Beautiful Reciprocal (feat. Josh Büche)
Words by: Zach Bridier

Fathering is coming soon
Pushing out towards you
Juggling is the process
Stress will be brand new
The new is crying
Reaching out for your care
Beautiful reciprocal
You do your best to be there

The end is coming
Where you part your ways
You can go through your history
What were all the good ol' days?
You pack the luggage
Give hugs and kisses goodbye
There will only be visits
For just a short while

Fathering is coming soon
Pushing out towards the new
Juggling is the process
Stress will be brand new
The new is crying
Reaching out for the new's new
Beautiful reciprocal
You did your best to be there