Aurora Australis

by Bronzewing

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See video for 'Amphibia' here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBWc3mFFlpw

Bronzewing is the pseudonym of Melbourne multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Rohan Long (The Cambrian Explosion). Fatherhood compelled Long to swap the noisy guitar for the more unobtrusive laptop and spurred on an exploration of electronic music inspired by seventies and eighties soundtracks and library records.

This new direction has resulted in an 11 track album, Aurora Australis - a synth-lead exploration of the Australian environment incorporating elements of guitar, soprano sax and oud. Throughout the album there is a presence of native birdsong, frogs and insects, all recorded in the wild by the artist at various locations in Victoria and Queensland. On Fanfare For A Robin, Long composed an original piece to be performed by the Federation Handbells – an automated carillon instrument in Melbourne which is remotely programmed.

“[I]nteresting use of retro electronica sounds with the sensibilities of early Vangelis soundtracks. The field recordings give the whole thing a wonderful sense of being in some old Australian film from the eighties.” – Nick Moody, lead singer of Brontotheremin

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released December 10, 2015

Laptop, guitar, field recordings - Rohan Long

featuring:

Soprano sax, mixing, technical advice - Jem Savage
Oud - Simon Long
Didjeridu - John Cheong-Holdaway

All compositions by Rohan Long

Artwork by Tim Ware. Photo and video by Jem Savage.

Thanks to Ariel Valent at The City of Melbourne for assistance with the Federation Bells at Birrarung Marr.

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Bronzewing Melbourne, Australia

Synthpop soundtrack from a parallel-universe eighties Australia.

Synthesizers. Native birdsong. Soprano sax. etc.

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