PRESENTED BY PAUL BROUGHT TO YOU BY
RACE CAFE -- THE ESPRESSO BAR www.racecafeonline.com.au
In a quiet, quiet street, there was a quiet, quiet house. And in that quiet, quiet house there was a quiet, quiet den. And in that quiet, quiet den lived the Silent Feature Era. A sepia-hued behemoth built of bones and Bakelite-era radio phonic apparatus,the Silent Feature Era recorded songs in the den. For an age it bunkered down and made sound of all that it imagined of thegreat, vivid world. Bush Noir odes to promise and deceit amid gums and grey mares, vaudevillian pugilists swinging amid a boozy kaleidoscope of mariachi horns, sine wave synthesizers and crooked, cooked guitars -- the shrill, righteous damnation of a fiddle and the half-arsed redemption of an asthmatic harmonium, these were singularly unique reckonings of song. Now, in a fashion wholly consistent with their antiquated sensibility, the Silent Feature Era offer their debut recording in album format -- an immovable, un shuffleable, preselected collection of songs.
A folky rock version of VAST mixed with a bit of The Bad Seeds maybe, what began as a couple of friends writing songs and playing them to each other in the dark, has slowly evolved into an extremely bold and confident debut and a growing reputation as a tight live ensemble.
A Bakelite bastard born to a restless iWorld, This Old Leather Heart is available through Shock Records as a physical (yes they still exist) and digital release in March 2011.
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