Normally found behind his keyboards in recent years, Richard Lawson branches out on this CD to become a multi-instrumentalist and singer. The music is something else altogether. Opening track Paradise has a 1980s Human League sound, while elsewhere there’s spoken word and some Beach Boy and Beatles influences, all spun through a synthesizer and given a funky beat.
FRANCES RAND Nov 9 2011 Entertainment Now
Last day for tracking on the “In your face” album today at Pirate Studios…the home of rock. Its been lots of weird shit this session…cleaning up, adding very very random psychedelic bits like orchestras/bombs/siren/cuckoo clocks and dotty airport announcements with pitch shifting. Some later songs have very extreme chord changes and thematic changes…all in all a pretty spun out album…mixing in January
Ill be winding up the Bread and Water tour at the end of 2011 with a final run to Melbourne [thats 3 this year!!] and a final South Coast show at the Bridge Tavern in Nowra [Sun Dec 18] with the climax on the New Stage at the Gulgong Folk Festival on Fri Jan 6 http://www.gulgongfolkfestival.com.au/program.html
Mightnt sound like much but it was a very big undertaking to get this live side of things up and running and using cubase on stage for the first time with the addition of live drummers/guitarist/rappers/vocalists and dancers…not least of all from my performance side of things but it was very gratifying to have made so many new friends and fans …from the musicians I worked with ..Jon Schofield/Gye Bennetts/Jason Block/Mighty Ash/Sharon Twiss/Collette McGrath/Cameron Sack/Mike Howard…I now have a very creative, talented and supportive bunch of very engaging and dedicated people around me to launch into 2012 with.
I’ll be writing and recording heavily with 2 more recording sessions at Pirate planned [Dec 19-21 and Jan 16-18 plannned and that will wrap up the “In your Face” album which is slated to be mastered with William Bowden late February with a tentative Autumn Equinox release [March 20]. Am already writing as well for 2nd Album for 2012 along with a collaboration with Penny Ikinger and an audio soundscape with Justin Sheedy so theres plenty to keep me busy…watch for “In your face” dates around March 2012…meanwhile heres a pic from Pure Pop Records with Jason Block from Sun Dec 11