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Sketches of Brunswick East

Release Date: 2017-08-18
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So judge me by the page
But not by my cover
You’ll learn more with age
Like it or not, I live by the book

The first real stab at Jazz, its title is an homage to Miles DavisSketches of Spain. However, rather than channel Davis or any kind of more familiar fusion, the only ‘real’ jazz influence in the music actually comes with tinges of funk from Ethiopia.

A collaborative album with Hypnagogic-psych-pop act Mild High Club, who played the 2016 iteration of the band’s now defunct showcase festival, Gizzfest. Alex Brettin (of MHC) stuck around for a couple of weeks, and naturally some voice memo ‘sketches’ of songs materialised. With the sketches later completed by the band, the album retains the laid-back stoner fingerprints of MHC, tied together by the KGATLW signature ‘took too much’ weirdness.

What to listen to next:

If you want more Jazz sounds
If you want jazzy, stoner-psych rock
If you want more laid-back, ‘non-Western’ sounding songs

Album Credits

Sketches of Brunswick East - ℗ & © 2017 Flightless Records - Used by permission.

• Recorded by Stu Mackenzie at Flightless HQ, East Brunswick.
• Additional overdubbing recorded by Alex Brettin, Joey Walker, Cook Craig, and Lucas Skinner in Melbourne and Los Angeles.
• Mixed by Stu Mackenzie at Newmarket Studios, North Melbourne - Countdown mixed by Alex Brettin.
• Mastered by Joseph Carra.
• Produced by Stu Mackenzie.
• Album artwork and layout by Jason Galea.
• Album photography by Jamie Wdziekonski.

Side Position Track Track Length Times Played Live Notes
1 1 Sketches of Brunswick East I 1:20 0
1 2 Countdown 3:22 3
1 3 D-Day 1:39 19
1 4 Tezeta 3:30 14
1 5 Cranes, Planes, Migraines 1:15 0
1 6 The Spider and Me 3:16 0
1 7 Sketches of Brunswick East II 3:25 0
1 8 Dusk To Dawn On Lygon Street 3:02 0
1 9 The Book 4:59 18
1 10 A Journey To (S)Hell 2:16 0
1 11 Rolling Stoned 3:18 4
1 12 You Can Be Your Silhouette 3:49 1
1 13 Sketches of Brunswick East III 2:08 0

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