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    Deluxe gold coloured LP presented in a heavyweight thick-spine gatefold jacket with high gloss finish protected in an audiophile grade plastic-lined black paper inner dust sleeve. Comes in a resealable polybag and includes a download card for a Premium Quality 320 kbps MP3 copy of the album.

    Includes unlimited streaming of STOCK via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    We've decided to offer the only two exisiting Test Pressings of the LP for those who that may interest. These have been played once each and then placed carefully in Mobile Fidelity Original Master Sleeves before being reinserted in their paper sleeves and cardboard test covers and enclosed in resealable polybags. They will be individually bubble-wrapped and posted in a premium LP Mailer. Ask us if you'd like the band to sign the paper sleeves or the label. At the moment they're in "pristine" condition.

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    Presented in a premium offset printed 6 panel plastic-free cardboard jacket with a semi gloss finish. Due to Coronavirus measures recently enforced by Australia Post, shipping on international orders CDs will be outrageously expensive until further notice. Sorry. It's out of our hands. We hate this as much as you. Price is at cost of the stamps. Buy the digital copy for now, or the LP (it's only $2 extra postage for some bizarre reason).

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about

Bursting in to the new decade as the #1 Independent Album on the AIR charts, STOCK is the debut release from an exciting Melbourne band who have been a regular working unit for close to a decade. Harnessing the interaction developed over hundreds of live gigs, the band have distilled a myriad of influences in to a unified intuitive approach.

As pianist Barney McAll says in the liner notes "This ensemble has the beautiful cohesion that is possible only when a band has been deep in the laboratory for many years.” NZ poet and journalist John Fenton concurs in his JazzLocal32 review with “While Stock is Wilson’s concept it is clearly a collaborative effort. No one creates at this level unless they are inside each other’s heads.”

Following a recent performance in the Blue Mountains, John Shand wrote in the Sydney Morning Herald that listening to STOCK was "like looking at the blues through a dissonant kaleidoscope; (their) playground is the whole gamut of jazz, from its earliest New Orleans roots to the golden tenor saxophone era of Coleman Hawkins and Ben Webster; from bebop to free jazz and jazz inflected with rock, funk and diverse music from around the globe. This quartet can dig deep anywhere across that gamut.”

Working in close collaboration with producer Lachlan Carrick (Gotye, Lior, CW Stoneking, Mojo Juju), STOCK utilised the studio to capture and expand upon a new electro-acoustic paradigm that has been evolving onstage. The result is a bold offering with a distinctly Australian accent.

The titles of the co-composed tracks reference natural phenomena known as thermal inversions, unusual weather events long associated with witchcraft and sorcery. These collective aural sculptures are echoed in the thought-provoking and evocative painting which graces the cover by poetic Australian environmental artist Dale Cox.

Released on Bandcamp on Jan 1st 2020, the contemporary marriage of music and art coincided with Australia's tumultuous entry to the new decade in a way which we couldn't have foreseen. The titles 'Exhale' & 'We don't have to' take on new meanings in this context; and 'Too Soon', a meditation on recently departed friends, becomes a prayer for an entire continent (planet) in danger.

‘I Believe this Belongs to you’ was previously released on the trio album Swailing (2014), which uncannily also featured a painting by Dale Cox on the cover with a similar theme, albeit one less evolved. In this instance, this composition is dedicated to our First Nations brothers and sisters. Those of us with genealogical origins from elsewhere cannot even begin to fathom what this current tragedy means from their perspective. The health of this land is intrinsically tied to the health of its people. And while we choose to ignore one, we damage the other, and ourselves in the process.

We believe now, as we have for many years, that the time for a TREATY is NOW.

Despite the lashings of existential dread, we remain hopeful and optimistic, and as Fenton enthuses of the musical result, “It is a joyful, freedom embracing, open-hearted exploration of sonic possibilities… an album which immediately brings a smile to your lips, exuding as it often does the sounds of a perfect summer (a happier summer than Australia is experiencing at present). IT IS THE SOUND OF NOW and I was delighted to hear in the new decade with this gem.”

We hope STOCK takes you on an epic sonic adventure far from the mind-numbing and frustrating realities of the modern world. We hope it provides a small escape hatch for sanity.

credits

released January 1, 2020

Julien Wilson - soprano and tenor saxophones / clarinet / effects
Craig Fermanis - electric guitar
Christopher Hale - bass guitar
Hugh Harvey - drums and percussion

Recorded August 9th & 10th 2018 at Headgap Studio, Melbourne
Engineered by Lachlan Carrick
Additional recording/editing at Liberty Sounds by Julien Wilson
Mixed and mastered at Moose Mastering by Lachlan Carrick
Produced by Julien Wilson and Lachlan Carrick

Cover painting by Dale Cox ‘Deadlock’
Design and layout by Luke Fraser/Ahr+

TOO SOON is dedicated to Clandy Ross and Ryan Lehman

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

We acknowledge that this album was created on the stolen land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation and recognize that their sovereignty was never ceded.

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Independent Australian Record Label established in 2013 by saxophonist Julien Wilson. Recordings are all available (where possible) in High Definition 24bit audiophile quality versions as well as standard CD quality format.

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