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Mix for FBi Radio's 'Sunday Night At The Movies', 12th December 2010.
Growing up in Scotland, I spent the first 30 years of my life in ignorance of what truthfully represented Australian culture. However, some of the most cherished music that I listened to in my late teens and early 20s was, in fact, born of this country - and this mix compiles music from that time. Listening from a distance, halfway around the world, these artists (and particularly the tracks represented here) became a soundtrack for an imaginary Australia.
What surprises me most, sadly, is that many of these artists are rarely discussed or referenced here in Australia - indeed, their personal impact would seem inversely proportional to their local legacy.
Features extracts from:
Alan Lamb - Night Passage
Dead Can Dance - The Host Of Seraphim
The Foetus All-Nude Revue - Diabolus In Musica
SPK - The Doctrine Of Eternal Ice
Single Gun Theory - Words Written Backwards (Radio Baghdad Edit)
This Mortal Coil - Dreams Made Flesh *
Future Sound Of London - Papua New Guinea (Dumb Child Of Q Mix) **
Severed Heads - Big Car Crash
Dead Can Dance - Chant Of The Paladin
The Foetus All-Nude Revue - Shut
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Watching Alice
Alan Lamb - Last Anzac
Single Gun Theory - Wild Blue Seas
Harold Baigent - Opening Narration from 'The Road Warrior'
Dead Can Dance - Orbis De Ignis
Single Gun Theory - Closest To My Heart
* interpreted by Lisa Gerrard
** featuring Lisa Gerrard vocal sample from 'Dawn Of The Iconoclast' by Dead Can Dance