I'm very happy to release a new EP Eyes Ahead featuring 'Eyes Ahead Don't Turn Around' by Don Meers & All India Radio taken from the soundtrack of acclaimed UFO documentary Australien Skies. The track originally appeared on Don Meers album Splint and has been out of circulation for years. The EP includes the early version that inspired the remixes plus a new instrumental remix of the Kilbey Kennedy version 'Eyes Ahead' which appeared on 'Unseen Music Unheard Words.'
'Evening Star’ - an old favourite & surprising One Tree Hill soundtrack inclusion. Recorded back in 2002 when the first incarnation of the All India Radio band was doing its minimalist indie rock ambient thing. Stream Evening Star on Apple Music: http://geni.us/2dHW
I began recording The Haunted World back in 2013 while working on my albums with Steve Kilbey You are Everything through to Inside We Are The Same and finally completed it during All India Radio The Slow Light sessions. Inevitably the album has echoes of all these releases.
The Haunted World is only All India Radio's second entirely beatless ambient album (the first was 2008's These Winter Dreams).
The first 50 copies of the second pressing of The Slow Light come with three high quality art prints of the album art and pre-production concepts by artist Victor Atkins. Bonus prints are only available with orders via the link below ORDER THE SECOND PRESSING HERE
Win a copy of The Slow Light from the Vinyl District. Enter to win the vinyl version of the release by clicking through to the article (link below) and in the comments section "cite an example of your own paradoxical musical tastes via your personal record collection. We’ll choose one quixotic winner with a North American mailing address a week from today, June 22, 2016"
"My first experience with records was rather schizophrenic. The music I first remember hearing that actually stayed with me was the Sound of Music soundtrack and Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon. You couldn’t get two more diametrically opposed albums if you tried.”
“I remember sneaking into my older brother’s room while he was out and playing Dark Side of the Moon (he had his own record player) and gazing in wonder at the mysterious cover art and the pyramid poster on the wall. The music had the same effect on me: mysterious, strange, compelling." Full article
Loads of CMJ radio adds for the new album The Slow Light this last week. Its been 23 years since any band Ive been involved in has come anywhere near the CMJ charts. That's 23 years of pent up excitement that can now be let out!
Video premiere of my absolute favourite video 'Dark Star' in Big Takeover magazine. The video was directed by Łukasz Pytlik (Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Scott Matthews). From new album 'The Slow Light'
"The video for “Dark Star” is a luminous, sylvan fantasy that perfectly complements the music" - The Big Takeover.
Fantastic new review and video debut of Can you hear the Sound from new album The Slow Light filmed in a very summery Poland and directed by Łukasz Pytlik.
Review by Dave Cantrell in Stereo Embers: "A little over a week ago SEM published a review of Martin Kennedy project All India Radio’s tenth album (and first in four years) The Slow Light, a critical hosanna that ended like this: ” As appreciable as the composer’s ability to produce a piece of work that so deftly interweaves the otherworldly with the solidly terrestrial may be, preserving his focus during what was in effect a 48-month (and likely much-interrupted) vision quest is perhaps the greater achievement..." Full review here