Soft Power: 'Bucolica' Album Launch
Melbourne post-rock jazz band Soft Power launch their 3rd full-length album 'Bucolica' at the Jazzlab in Brunswick on Thursday 19th September (available online 20th September).
A sonic meditation on suburbia and childhood nostalgia, Soft Power’s 3rd album “Bucolica” explores Matthew Roche’s distinctive songwriting for guitar, bass and drums drawing on new influences of Australiana and 70’s prog-rock. It is a vibrant and accomplished vision of song-less songs that hum and murmur with simplicity and warmth. With Oscar Neyland on double bass (The Rookies) and Christopher Cameron (The Rookies, Acolyte) on drums, the duo are the perfect foil for Roche’s sun-filled guitar hooks. Together the band create a mesmerising effect that is dynamic, groovy and meditative.
Engineered, mixed and mastered by Niko Schauble at Pughouse Studios in Melbourne, Bucolica’s 10 tracks mark exciting new territory for the band. Featuring 6 new compositions and re-visiting 2 old ones from the past, the improvised aesthetic is paired with tighter arrangements, through-composed pieces and savvy post-production techniques that rewards multiple listens. Produced by both Matthew and Niko, the production both acknowledges the “acoustic jazz” traditions of yesteryear whilst accompanied with digital studio tweaks to enhance and amplify each tracks peak moment. With some songs accompanied by shorter interludes and reprises, Bucolica is very much a place that we can sit still for – if only for around 37 minutes.
|Doors Open||19 Sep 2019 8:00 pm|
|Music Starts||19 Sep 2019 8:30 pm|
|Online sales end (Unsold tickets available at door)||19 Sep 2019 7:30 pm|