I'm not sure what it says about me as a musician but lately I've been reacquiring all the old gear I used many years ago but sold or wrecked or lost interest in over the years since. Trying to recapture the past? Yes! Everything old is always new again. Anyway, I used this old drum machine on the first All India Radio album back in the 1990s. The Boss DR-55 dates back to 1980 and was used to great effect by New Order on their album Movement.
Throughout the band's various incarnations over nearly fifteen years, we've incredibly only had one officially live recording. It was a live-to-air recording for Triple R in front of a live audience in November 2011. We were previewing tracks from our then yet to be released new album Red Shadow landing. Luckily it caught us on a good night and was perhaps the best show of this incarnation of the band.
Photos by Paul 'Freddie' Martin
We've just released our first live album, recorded in front of an audience for Australian radio station Triple R's Thursday live-to-air sessions in 2011. This was the first time we had performed most of these songs live and was perhaps the best show of this period of the band.
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An old favourite from 2009. The video was the first for All India Radio by Darcy Prendergast, a pioneer of light painting who endured all sorts of computer hell to get the video done for us. Lucky is from our 2009 album A Low High
It's been a busy few months in All India Radio HQ. Thank you to everyone who sent a few dollars our way in the May free downloads offer. Greatly appreciated.
There are so many exciting things on the horizon including high resolution releases of select earlier albums for all the audiophiles out there, our first (and probably only) live album and most importantly, drum roll... the next studio album. Look out for it early 2015. It's going to be EPIC!
In the meantime...
Red Shadow Landing (Demo Versions) is available now as a free download on bandcamp. Red Shadow Landing was our most planned album and as a result the demos and early tracks weren't half bad! I'm very pleased to be able to share them with you.
It always feels like a huge event when we get an album onto Pandora not only because it's the biggest internet radio gig in the world but also because it's so hard to get onto it. Therefore it is worth celebrating the submission of our album The Silent Surf (only 3 years after its release but hey) into the wonderful world of Pandora! You can hear it here
I just sold the last copies of Echo Other to my distributor, CDBaby. After pressing an admittedly overly ambitious quantity of them 8 years ago, they have finally gone! To celebrate having more space in the house I have randomly 'seeded' the last few copies with something special inside. I don't know where these copies will end up. The starting point is CDBaby, but they may end up on amazon or even your local music store if you order it through them (USA only).
Perhaps it's time to do a LP vinyl edition?