Aurora Australis

by Bronzewing

supported by
Karen Welfare
Karen Welfare thumbnail
Karen Welfare I love this music, it is full of the life of the Australian outback, the sounds that are heard nowhere else but in our country. The talent in this music is pure and so gifted. I will listen to Bronzewing over and over! Favorite track: Fanfare For A Robin.
/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      $7 AUD  or more

     

1.
2.
3.
03:54
4.
5.
6.
7.
04:28
8.
9.
10.
11.

about

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

credits

released December 10, 2015

Rohan Long - laptop, guitar, field recordings

featuring:

Jem Savage - soprano sax, mixing, technical advice
Simon Long - oud
John Cheong-Holdaway - didjeridu

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.

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

Bronzewing Melbourne, Australia

Synthpop soundtrack from a parallel-universe eighties Australia.

Synthesizers. Native birdsong. Soprano sax. etc.

contact / help

Contact Bronzewing

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code