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'ONE GREAT PRIZE' CLIP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ac74zs34zbM
TOUR INVITE: https://www.facebook.com/events/123107967839504/
BLANK TAPE ANNOUNCE DEBUT RELEASE AS LABEL - Melbourne's Texture Like Sun have just completed their debut EP, and it's now time to launch with three special shows down the east coast w/ Patrick James. The EP is available digitally and physically through Blank Tape Music/MGM on the 2nd of November.
The self-titled EP was recorded across Darwin and Melbourne's Bounce County Studios, produced by award winning Pip Norman (Countbounce - TZU, Sparkadia, Ash Grunwald) and mixed by Dan Rejmer - a man who counts Bjork, Foals and Paul Kelly among his working credits. While the six piece’s sound couldn't be further away from anything they’ve done before, their cohesive approach remains apparent; evident through the effortless guild that bridges each of the songs on the EP.
The earthy vocals may draw ghostly parallels to Jeff Buckley and Scott Matthews, while there’s a certain zealousness that sees the band paint their folk and roots stylings through accounts of both brighter times and others of fragile refrain.
Compelling song writing doesn't need embellishment. Texture Like Sun may just seem to be another band dwelling on the human condition, but there’s a quality about the EP that descends well beyond just plaintive lyricism. Haunting track ʻBottleʼ is a moving account of addiction and loss in all its forms. The strength of this EP may be evident in its honest subject matter; the striking string section featured in ʻRubber Manʼ and the pacing melody of ʻOne Great Prizeʻ still salvages a sense of great warmth. Similarly, the slow, ruminative guitar of ʻWeekendʼ distils a dreamlike imprint of early mornings spent with the one you love.
There are releases that stay with you for a long time; songs which mirror our own stories, artists who mark themselves distinct - and others who, put more simply, are just quietly brilliant.
All tracks written, arranged & performed by Mark Pearl & Pip Norman
Produced by Countbounce (aka Pip Norman) at Bounce County Studios, Melbourne
‘Weekend’, ‘Ever Wanted More’, & ‘Rubber Man’ mixed by Countbounce @ Bounce County Studio. ‘Bottle’ & ‘That Evening’ mixed by Dan Rejmer @ Artillery Studios (London). ‘One Great Prize’ mixed by Dan Rejmer & Countbounce
Mastered by David Walker @ Stepford Audio Melbourne
Additional musicians: Drums: Rory McDougall, Violin: Elizabeth Welsh, Viola: Ceci Dowling, Cello: Lachlan Dent, keyboards: Dustin McLean, BV's on 'Bottle' and 'Weekend': Toph Morrey & Jemi White
Cover Photo: Cesar Rodrigues
Design: Gerardo Godinez
Pip (Countbounce) an ocean of calm in a land of chaos. Thanks for sticking by it.
Cesar - well you single handedly brought this to completion. Thanks for being pushy and amazing.
The live band: Duzzy, Ceci, Silas, Alex - but of course…
Also in no particular order: Rory McDougall, Toph Morrey “Roll”, Nicky & Buckley, Tim Levinson, LW ydm, Dave Ellis @ Tooth And Claw, Jamie Bretman, David Walker, Dan Rejmer, Dave Rubin, Jemi White, Jane Tyrell, Simon Gorman, Keith Parsons, Ash Sambrooks @ Show Off Services, Carlo Santone, Bill Page @ Mushroom Music, Mark Bolton @ MGM, Rob G @ Select Music, Gerardo Godinez, Paul O’Donnell @ The Whiteboard Project, and the Blank Tape Music team - all part of it or an inspiration for it.
Special Thanks: Eden and Jonah - "my boys".
Bianca - my lover - your support has always been unwavering – love. My entire family… and of course Grandad who will always be a part of everything I ever do.
© 2012 Texture Like Sun