Official The Church News: New Album for Marty Willson-Piper.
- Marty is about to release his new solo album 'Nightjar' containing
some songs you may have heard performed live and some unheard of to
date. Here's a sneek preview of the media release for Nightjar with
details of the album launch and info on pre-ordering. A t-shirt is
also in the works as I write. Read about the intriguing puzzle
contained within each uniquely numbered cd, something for the
collectors and lovers of the unusual... a mystery within!
"Marty Willson-Piper has an eloquent new album.
Nightjar is set for imminent release in Australia on his own In Deep
label and will be available initially at gigs in Australia from April
15th and via the church on line merch shop on pre order from April
After two diverse albums from his on going Noctorum collaboration in
2003 & 2006 respectively, it has been some time since the last solo
studio album Hanging Out In Heaven in 2000. Although In 2004 Marty
released the 22 track solo Live From The Other Side album, he soon
realized that 10 new songs had "crept up on him in the night" and had
been featuring in live sets but hadn't yet been recorded.
Songs like the poignant Feed Your Mind, the melancholic Lullaby For
The Lonely, as well as other new live favourites such as I Must Have
Fallen and The Love You Never Had performed by the Mood Maidens at
various shows in Australia in the past. The ironic country of A Game
For Losers, the trenchant blast of Song For Victor Jara as well as
one unrecorded old acoustic gem More Is Less and two brand new songs,
the epic and unnerving, The Sniper and the powerful album opener No
With a striking cover drawn by MWP himself and Produced in England
with old cohort and music collaborator, "the technical poet"
Dare Mason. This is MWP's most lyrically personal record to date.
Interestingly this new album contains an unexpected and unusual
feature. Each numbered CD sleeve includes an original line from a
story to be collected like a puzzle, culminating in a grand
conclusion that will reveal some absorbing conclusions! Hmm!
Featuring a scintillating cast of Cornish talent and moody guests
from Australia including the vulnerable tones of the
Tiare Helberg on vocals, the soft twang of Triffids' Graham Lee and
Cornish Queen Julie Elwin's musical finesse and vocal
A talented selection of numerous other magical rhythmatists and
instrumentalists appear throughout this sensitive, lyrical and
Investigating emotional honesty, executed with the skills of
experience. Stories of loss and hope, adventuring into the
complexities of the human condition through the labyrinths of self-
doubt and confidence.
You'll never need to see your therapist again."
In Deep Records
Cat No. IDMA 001
Available April 15th 2008
Pre order at www.thechurchband.com
Follow links to church merch page
Album Launch Shows:
Melbourne: The Northcote Social Club Wednesday April 16th 2008
Sydney: The Sandringham Hotel Thursday April 17th 2008
The Sandringham Hotel, Newtown, Sydney 3rd/10th April 2008
The Clarendon, Katoomba, Blue Mountains 4th April 2008
www.myspace.com/indeepmusicarchiveuk/ (under construction)
For the church & MWP web sites:
For information about MWP Pick 'N' Mix compilation CD's and custom
track listings and artwork as well as the In Deep Music Archive and
VIP Lounge Studio in Cornwall go to:
indeepmusicarchive@... (Under construction)
The In Deep Music Archive is a library of all formats of music, Vinyl
LP, 7 inch, 10 inch, 12 inch single, CD, Cassette, reel to reel tape,
78RPM as well as VHS and DVD, Laser discs and reference books,
encyclopedias, catalogues, biographies and any information that can
be used to inspire music lovers, help record collectors with
information and generally introduce music to all people young and old
from all eras!