Roots-rock from Melbourne, Australia. Fireside collaborations made the tempos easy but solid. Three fine vocalists sing songs of the heart & the road. The result is an album with depth, soul ... and plenty of guitars.
released December 1, 2003
Sway are a roots-rock collaborative based in Melbourne, Australia. Songwriter & guitarist Mark Landmann, and drummer Cam Jones, are the creative forces behind the project.
These songs emerged from regular jams in a wood-heated basement. Landmann's writing is brought to life by vocalists Jason Vorherr, Catherine Ogilvy & Annie Remsnik - the latter two of whom also wrote lyrics -and extra instrumentation came from some of Melbourne's best roots-rock talent, including Shannon Bourne, Steve Hesketh & Ray Flegg. Stirling Bowen also contributed three pivotal, gorgeous instrumental reflections.
We hope you enjoy it.
This album is dedicated to all the beautiful unrecorded voices out there - to transmissions between wired islands - to every artist disguised as a 9 to 5 grinder...
Pre-produced by Mark Landmann & Cam Jones.
Tracks 2-7& 10-11 inclusive recorded and mixed by John Castle at The Shed recording studio, Canterbury, Victoria, Australia between September 2002 & August 2003.
Tracks 2-7 & 10-11 produced by John Castle, Mark Landmann & Cam Jones.
Tracks 1, 8 & 12 composed, performed & produced by Stirling Bowen at the Old Cob'o'Corn Studio, Kyogle, NSW, Australia between March & August 2001.
Track 9 recorded & mixed by Don Stewart at Shorebreak Studio, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia in March 2001; produced by Catherine Ogilvy, Don Stewart & John Edgar.
Mastered by John Castle at The Shed.
Artwork design by Greg Oakley.
Photography by Cam Jones, Ray Flegg, Peter Nadolny, Mark Landmann, John Castle, Taryn Walford, Sharyn Rodda, Meg Hennessy, Hary Magiris, John Cunningham, Jenni Kaufman, Shellie Tonkin and Nic Quittner.
Huge thanks to:
Jodie, Ma & Pa Jones, John Castle, Ray Flegg, Dave Ulbrick, Shannon Bourne, Jason Vorherr, Greg & Rox Oakley, Anny Remsnik, Robin Broberg, Dave McGaw, Peter Nadolny, Phil Purdam & Dave Owens.
Special thanks to Catherine Ogilvy, Don Stewart & John Edgar.