Composer Christopher de Groot together with Melbourne’s only exotica band SLIDE NIGHT release their 72-minute exotica magnum opus Sailing Ships & Tarot Cards.
The album, released through New Zealand art music label RATTLE RECORDS is a melting pot of 1960s exotica, Delia Derbyshire inspired sci-fi music, classic Bernard Herrmann and a pinch of John Zorn – Tropical noir-nightmare!
Incorporating mysterious sound bites and location sounds, Sailing Ships & Tarot Cards is an auditory journey around Australia and the world. It blends the rich and fascinating world of mid-century exotica with flavours of the Australian bush and a twist of David Lynch.
The album is out now through Northside Records, Readings Carlton and Rattle Records – www.rattlerecords.net
“Sailing Ships and Tarot Cards” is an engaging musical road-trip that whisks you through a landscape of changing moods - leaving you breathless and eager to hear it again.
Radio Announcer - Ports of Paradise on PBS106.7FM
(forwarded from Christopher de Groot)