Headland – True Flowers from This Painted World
Headland Music / Forte Distribution – 28 July 2017
Headland began in 2013 as a soundtrack to a gorgeous collection of found super8 film fragments depicting surfing and coastal culture in and around Lennox Head, Australia in the 1970s.
For this release, contemporary, High Definition slow-motion footage by award-winning filmmaker Stephen Jones (El Mar Mi Alma) overscores each track of a full-length LP. The film provides a discrete and personally emotive portrait of the Lennox coastline that builds upon traditional notions of landscape and seascape where each and every frame seems painted by hand. The instrumentation is lyrical, the compositions quaint and heartfelt. The combination is a personal insight into an emotional understanding of place.
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The players of this collective have a long history in the underground/mainstream music scene in Australia, and with this record have created a similar cinematic/avant-garde-pop as created by the likes of Calexico, Friends of Dean Martinez, Boxhead Ensemble, Lullaby for the Working Class, and even Pink Floyd and Neil Young, so immersive and far-reaching is their sound.
Les Dorahy A well-regarded visual artist, since 2006 Les has operated the Nashua Road recording studio and in recent times his creative interests have been directed towards the accordion, composition and audio engineering.
Brock Fitzgerald A highly sought-after multi-instrumentalist, his CV includes recording artists such as The Scare, Wolf & Cub, Steve Smyth and Colourflux.
Murray Paterson Artist, writer, curator and arts educator, Murray is probably best known as a musician/composer working with Tex Perkins and The Dark Horses. In 2009 he and Perkins also collaborated on a film score for Rachel Ward’s feature film Beautiful Kate.
Joel Silbersher Singer/guitarist for seminal Australian rock band GOD (1986–1989) who had an enduring hit with My Pal, written by Silbersher. Joel went on to form Hoss and Tendrils (with Charlie Owen). As a solo artist, he released Greasy Lens in 2002.
Rebel Waltz Films (Stephen Jones and Tatiana Velasco) El Mar, Mi Alma(2012) ~ A visual love song to the surf blessed land of Chile, its people, and the ocean that defines it. Ghost of Neruda (in development) ~ A thrilling investigation into the alleged murder of the most widely read poet of the twentieth century – Pablo Neruda.
A limited release of DVDs will accompany the initial LPs and CDs of True Flowers from This Painted World.