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All India Radio Meets Pink Floyd's Roger Waters (Sort Of) 

Sorry I know that headline was a bit click bait-ish. But one of our t-shirts DID make it back stage to meet Roger Waters, Pink Floyd founder and one of my all time music heroes after his show with at the Newport Folk Festival a few days ago. Word is Roger had a good look at the T-shirt. Alas it's the closest I'll ever get!

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Ambient Guitar Video Series 3 

The next video in my ambient series is a version of a new song called Sunburst which will appear on the upcoming new album. Sign up to our mailing list for updates on the forthcoming new album

The pedal chain I used is: guitar into a Bad Monkey tube overdrive, Boss Chorus (CE-3), Electro Harmonix Memory Toy analog delay, Strymon Bluesky Reverberator which was stereo out into the cassette recorder.

Ambient Video Series 2 


This is the second video in my little ambient series. Its a slow, expansive version of a new track from the upcoming new album. The Bluesky pedal creates the atmospheric shimmering sound, helped by a long analog delay pedal. The music was recorded on a cassette deck which noticeably changed speed towards the end!

The pedal chain is: guitar into a Bad Monkey tube overdrive (didn't use that one in this video though), Boss Chorus (CE-3), Electro Harmonix Memory Toy analog delay, Strymon Bluesky Reverberator which was stereo out into the cassette recorder.

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Playing New Material & Searching For Shimmering Audio Nirvana! 

Here I am playing new material that may make it onto the new album due late 2015. I wanted give my new Bluesky pedal a full work out. It's this pedal that creates the atmospheric shimmering sound you can hear in the video, helped by a long analog delay pedal. The music was recorded on a cassette deck which was a bit fluttery thus some noticeable speed changes throughout the recording!

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The Rare Earth Movie World Debut 

The Rare Earth, the futuristic indie film I worked on last year will make its debut on Friday, June 26 2015
If you happen to be in Bendigo Australia come join us at the Star Cinema. Details here

The soundtrack is available now



Press release:

"After almost four years in the making, Bendigo filmmaker Aaron Stevenson is ready to unleash his independent Sci-fi feature film.

The warped tale blends a dystopian future with a bold retelling of Australian history to create a thought­provoking experience on screen.
And while the successfully crowd­funded epic didn’t quite enjoy the mega budget of Mad Max: Fury Road, it does at least pay homage to the pioneering Aussie classic with scenes shot in Broken Hill and Silverton. Along with the stunning desert landscapes, The Rare Earth also features sequences shot in Bendigo, Melbourne, Heathcote, Gippsland and Lake Mungo.

To match the visuals, legendary musicians Steve Kilbey (from iconic Aussie band The Church) and Martin Kennedy (All India Radio) produced a unique, brooding soundtrack that adds further depth to the film.

The Star Cinema screening is the world premiere, with the film launching the same day on video­on­demand platforms like Amazon, Vimeo and VHX"


 

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Subscribers also get 15% discount on merch items (CD, vinyl etc) through Bandcamp.

But one of the best subscriber perks is that you will get first dibs on the limited hand painted vinyl version of the upcoming new album. There's only going to be about 20 or 30 of them and they will be offered to subscribers first.

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Four Three 

This is the video I made for Four Three (from the album Echo Other) nearly 10 years ago. It was a sorta take on sci-fi B-movies. Yesterday I recorded vocals by Selena Cross (who sang on Four Three) for the forthcoming new album which will be in many ways a sequel to Four Three and the Echo Other album. More news on the new album soon. In the meantime, enjoy the B-movie fun:

All India Radio on Chill 2 Compilation 

We are lucky to have our track Far Away (2014 Remix) included on the latest Chill collection out now through SBS Music/Universal and currently in the top 20 ARIA compilations charts. The album was curated by SBS Chill's Christophe Mallet and also features The Avalanches, Bonobo, AIR, Mazzy Star, Groove Armada, Serge Gainsbourg and many more.

The album is available from iTunes, JB Hi Fi, SBS many other Australian outlets


Full tracklisting
CD 1 (Day)

01. Ballade De Melody Nelson (Howie B Remix) - Serge Gainsbourg
02. Show Me Love - Marinda & Solari
03. Magicman - Bonobo
04. Ka Moun Ke - Rokia Traore
05. You've got the Maelstrom - Blockhead
06. Shah Sanam -Niyaz
07. Esperanza - Al-Berto & The Fried Bikinis
08. Film Burn - Yppah (feat. Anomie Belle)
09. After Dawn - Weathertunes
10. Harbor Song - Suzanne Vega
11. Djan Djan - Angelique Kidjo
12. ETOH - The Avalanches
13. Credo - Panik
14. Nyanyama - Salif Keita
15. Full Moon - Canary

CD 2 (Night)

01. The Sun Won't Set - Anoushka Shankar (feat. Norah Jones)
02. Far Away (2014 Remix) - All India Radio
03. Soul Vibration - J-Walk
04. You & Me (Flume Remix) - Disclosure (feat. Eliza Doolittle)
05. Fluent - Ruffles
06. New Star In The Sky - Air
07. Fade Into You - Mazzy Star
08. Low Tide Of The Night - Everything But The Girl
09. Budapest Eskimos - The Lushlife Project
10. At The River (Radio Edit) - Groove Armada
11. Can I Get A Witness (Thievery Corporation Mix) - Sofa Surfers
12. The Sensual Woman - The Herbaliser
13. September Song - Thomas Dutronc
14. Quiet Dawn (Bonobo Remix) - Nostalgia 77
15. This Ain't The Way To Live - Funki Porcini

Persist Featured in New Coney Island Exhibition 


We are proud that our video Persist directed by Lucy Dyson is featured at the new exhibition 'Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861–2008' at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Connecticut.

Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861–2008
January 31, 2015 – May 31, 2015 Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art 600 Main Street
Hartford, CT
 

Feeling Lucky 

This video from Finland uses the All India Radio track 'Lucky' as the soundtrack and is probably the weirdest use of my music in a Youtube video ever. But I love it!

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Music from indie post-apocalypse film The Rare Earth. Features new, remixed and previous album tracks by All India Radio and Steve Kilbey & Martin Kennedy. The Rare Earth stars Tropfest New York 'Best Actress' winner Eliza D'Souza.
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Includes 'Four Three' featured in CSI: Miami. Special Expanded Edition features 8 bonus tracks.
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Expanded edition of our 2007 album Fall. Features 'Far Away' from hit TV series The Lying Game. Includes 14 bonus tracks.
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Remixed version of Fall. Vinyl edition limited to 300 copies only. "Be careful, the music will capture you like a menacing but beautiful storm"- blogcritics.org
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"All India Radio has mashed the ambient-hop signatures of DJ Shadow, Tortoise and Thievery Corporation with the instantly recognizable guitar soundtracking of Ennio Morricone and Angelo Badalamenti. The resulting narcotic musical textures are capable of floating listeners to galaxies far, far away." - wired
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Songs and soundscapes from the band's first five years. Features fan favourite LoFi Groovy plus remixes, rare unreleased tracks and film/TV music.
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Limited red vinyl edition, limited to 250 copies. Includes download card. "Red Shadow Landing has cyclical lines that will get lodged in your brain." - Popmatters
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Includes 'Evening Star' featured in hit TV series One Tree Hill. Expanded edition of the ARIA nominated features 6 bonus tracks.
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'Ghostly voice and music samples, distorted, distant pianos and choirs are woven through palettes reminiscent of Brian Eno and the KLF ('Chill Out')."
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Special guests include Graham Lee (The Triffids) on pedal steel guitar and some evocative ambient sounds from Australian rock legend Ed Kuepper (The Saints).
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Limited 180g vinyl remix edition of All India Radio's acclaimed debut album. Includes additional download card
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Acclaimed debut album and John Peel favourite

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INSTAGRAM
  • Space 1999 'Mission of the Darians' with spectacular model work from Martin Bower. #martinbower #space1999 #specialeffects #scifi #miniature #spaceship
    Space 1999 'Mission of the Darians' with spectacular model work from Martin Bower. #martinbower #space1999 #specialeffects #scifi #miniature #spaceship
  • TV schedules used to be so much less complicated than they are today. This one is from The Sun newspaper (Australia) December 1980. I know what I’ll be watching at 10.45pm #space1999 #projectufo #tv #vintagetv
    TV schedules used to be so much less complicated than they are today. This one is from The Sun newspaper (Australia) December 1980. I know what I’ll be watching at 10.45pm #space1999 #projectufo #tv #vintagetv
  • Fire Time by Colin Hay from the book Futuropolis (1978) #scifiart #sciencefictionart #sciencefiction #Scifi #alienworlds #future #Painting #futurecity #futuropolis #colinhay
    Fire Time by Colin Hay from the book Futuropolis (1978) #scifiart #sciencefictionart #sciencefiction #Scifi #alienworlds #future #Painting #futurecity #futuropolis #colinhay
  • Illustration by George Underwood from the book Futuropolis (1978) #scifiart #sciencefictionart #sciencefiction #Scifi #alienworlds #future #Painting #surreal #futuropolis
    Illustration by George Underwood from the book Futuropolis (1978) #scifiart #sciencefictionart #sciencefiction #Scifi #alienworlds #future #Painting #surreal #futuropolis
  • Peter Jones - Firestorm (1978) from his retrospective art book ‘Solar Wind’ (1980) #scifiart #sciencefictionart #sciencefiction #Scifi #alienworlds #future #Painting #space #cosmos #spaceship #spacewar
    Peter Jones - Firestorm (1978) from his retrospective art book ‘Solar Wind’ (1980) #scifiart #sciencefictionart #sciencefiction #Scifi #alienworlds #future #Painting #space #cosmos #spaceship #spacewar
  • Peter Jones - Rings Around the Sun (1978) from his retrospective art book ‘Solar Wind’ (1980) #scifiart #sciencefictionart #sciencefiction #Scifi #alienworlds #future #Painting #space #alienworlds #spaceship
    Peter Jones - Rings Around the Sun (1978) from his retrospective art book ‘Solar Wind’ (1980) #scifiart #sciencefictionart #sciencefiction #Scifi #alienworlds #future #Painting #space #alienworlds #spaceship
  • Repost. David Hardy - Night Scene (from The New Challenge of the Stars by Patrick Moore & David Hardy 1977). #universe #galaxy #space #spaceart #scifiart #davidhardy #alienworlds
    Repost. David Hardy - Night Scene (from The New Challenge of the Stars by Patrick Moore & David Hardy 1977). #universe #galaxy #space #spaceart #scifiart #davidhardy #alienworlds
  • Repost. The Galaxy by Kazuaki Iwasaki from the book Visions of the Universe (1981) by Kazuaki Iwasaki & Isaac Asimov #universe #galaxy #space #spaceart #scifiart #kazuakiiwasaki #asimov
    Repost. The Galaxy by Kazuaki Iwasaki from the book Visions of the Universe (1981) by Kazuaki Iwasaki & Isaac Asimov #universe #galaxy #space #spaceart #scifiart #kazuakiiwasaki #asimov
  • Repost. Painting by Geoffrey Chandler ‘Infinity Series 33’ from the book In The Steam of the Stars- The Soviet-American Space Art Book (1990) #universe #galaxy #space #spaceart #scifiart #geoffreychandler
    Repost. Painting by Geoffrey Chandler ‘Infinity Series 33’ from the book In The Steam of the Stars- The Soviet-American Space Art Book (1990) #universe #galaxy #space #spaceart #scifiart #geoffreychandler
  • Repost. Painting by Geoffrey Chandler. From Future Life magazine Aug 1979 #scifiart #sciencefictionart #sciencefiction #Scifi #galaxy #futurelife #magazine #Painting #space #cosmos
    Repost. Painting by Geoffrey Chandler. From Future Life magazine Aug 1979 #scifiart #sciencefictionart #sciencefiction #Scifi #galaxy #futurelife #magazine #Painting #space #cosmos
  • Thanks to my friend Frank's good fashion sense my band All India Radios t-shirt made it back stage to meet Roger Waters, Pink Floyd founder and one of my all time music heroes after his show at the Newport Folk Festival yesterday. Word is Roger had a good look at the T-shirt. Although my consciousness is not embedded in the t-shirt (I tried 👽), I like to think that somehow it was me there chatting with Roger. Its the closest I'll ever get! #rogerwaters #pinkfloyd #allindiaradio #redshadowlanding #brenluke
    Thanks to my friend Frank's good fashion sense my band All India Radios t-shirt made it back stage to meet Roger Waters, Pink Floyd founder and one of my all time music heroes after his show at the Newport Folk Festival yesterday. Word is Roger had a good look at the T-shirt. Although my consciousness is not embedded in the t-shirt (I tried 👽), I like to think that somehow it was me there chatting with Roger. Its the closest I'll ever get! #rogerwaters #pinkfloyd #allindiaradio #redshadowlanding #brenluke
  • Spectacular painting by John Harris ‘Okie City Trading Contact’ from the book Alien Landscapes by Robert Holdstock & Malcolm Edwards (1979) Also the cover of James Blish’s Cities In Flight. Music: Pink Floyd Comfortably Numb #pinkfloyd #comfortablynumb #spaceart #scifi #bookart #spaceship #johnharris #jamesblish #sciencefiction
    Spectacular painting by John Harris ‘Okie City Trading Contact’ from the book Alien Landscapes by Robert Holdstock & Malcolm Edwards (1979) Also the cover of James Blish’s Cities In Flight. Music: Pink Floyd Comfortably Numb #pinkfloyd #comfortablynumb #spaceart #scifi #bookart #spaceship #johnharris #jamesblish #sciencefiction
  • Peter Jones - The Primitive (1977) from his retrospective art book ‘Solar Wind’ (1980) #scifiart #sciencefictionart #sciencefiction #Scifi #alienworlds #future #Painting #space #bookcovers #peterjonesart
    Peter Jones - The Primitive (1977) from his retrospective art book ‘Solar Wind’ (1980) #scifiart #sciencefictionart #sciencefiction #Scifi #alienworlds #future #Painting #space #bookcovers #peterjonesart
  • Peter Jones - The Chalk Giants (1977) from his retrospective art book ‘Solar Wind’ (1980) #scifiart #sciencefictionart #sciencefiction #Scifi #alienworlds #future #Painting #space #bookcovers #peterjonesart
    Peter Jones - The Chalk Giants (1977) from his retrospective art book ‘Solar Wind’ (1980) #scifiart #sciencefictionart #sciencefiction #Scifi #alienworlds #future #Painting #space #bookcovers #peterjonesart
  • Peter Jones - The Gold at Starbow’s End (1974) from his retrospective art book ‘Solar Wind’ (1980) #scifiart #sciencefictionart #sciencefiction #Scifi #alienworlds #future #Painting #space #bookcovers #peterjonesart
    Peter Jones - The Gold at Starbow’s End (1974) from his retrospective art book ‘Solar Wind’ (1980) #scifiart #sciencefictionart #sciencefiction #Scifi #alienworlds #future #Painting #space #bookcovers #peterjonesart
  • Great painting by Randy Weidner of the mothership from Close Encounters of the Third Kind used on the front cover of Starlog Magazine 12 1978 #starlog #sciencefiction #closeencounters #art #scifiart
    Great painting by Randy Weidner of the mothership from Close Encounters of the Third Kind used on the front cover of Starlog Magazine 12 1978 #starlog #sciencefiction #closeencounters #art #scifiart
  • Some bad driving there. The unmistakeable work of Angus McKie 'Green Odyssey'. This is from the book Futuropolis (1978) but has probably been used for other books as well #scifiart #sciencefictionart #sciencefiction #Scifi #alienworlds #future #Painting #space #bookart #angusmckie
    Some bad driving there. The unmistakeable work of Angus McKie 'Green Odyssey'. This is from the book Futuropolis (1978) but has probably been used for other books as well #scifiart #sciencefictionart #sciencefiction #Scifi #alienworlds #future #Painting #space #bookart #angusmckie
  • Untitled illustration by Joe Petagno from the book Futuropolis (1978) #scifiart #sciencefictionart #sciencefiction #Scifi #alienworlds #future #Painting #space #bookart #atlantis
    Untitled illustration by Joe Petagno from the book Futuropolis (1978) #scifiart #sciencefictionart #sciencefiction #Scifi #alienworlds #future #Painting #space #bookart #atlantis
  • Artwork by Colin Hay for one of my favourite books The Lathe of Heaven (Ursula Le Guin) from the book Futuropolis (1978)  #scifiart #sciencefictionart #sciencefiction #Scifi #alienworlds #future #Painting #space #bookart #ursulaleguin #thelathofheaven #colinhayartist
    Artwork by Colin Hay for one of my favourite books The Lathe of Heaven (Ursula Le Guin) from the book Futuropolis (1978) #scifiart #sciencefictionart #sciencefiction #Scifi #alienworlds #future #Painting #space #bookart #ursulaleguin #thelathofheaven #colinhayartist
  • Some of my favourite effects sequences from Return of the Jedi #specialeffects #returnofthejedi #starwars #minature #ilm
    Some of my favourite effects sequences from Return of the Jedi #specialeffects #returnofthejedi #starwars #minature #ilm
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