Debut album by world music trio Fine Blue Thread: Helen Mountfort ('cello, My Friend the Chocolate Cake, Cosmo Cosmolino), Ria Soemardjo (voice and viola) and Sam Evans (multiple tabla and percussion).
This distinctly Melbourne trio plays finely crafted, fresh and intriguing compositions that are grounded in the traditions of Indian, Javanese and Western classical music.
Red Mountain has received rave reviews in Australia and Europe -
"Their music is not about blurring boundaries but rather a snapshot of their local high street...an expression of the world we live in. Their musical prowess and passion for improvisation has produced a perfect backdrop for what is simply, really good music!"
Lopa Kothari BBC Radio3, London
"Based in tradition but decidedly modern, their delicate mix of influences unfolds gently, revealing a rich collage of enchanting melodies and rhythmic nuances... A marvellous debut, Red Mountain heralds the arrival of a fresh new Australian world music trio"
4.5 stars - ABC Lightlight Magazine
Music from this album is featured along side Ravi Shankar, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Nitin Sawhney in a BBC world music compilation CD: A Beginners Guide to the Music of India, as an example of a contemporary approach to the use of Indian instruments, recently released in Europe.
released January 1, 2009
Recorded by Lachlan Carrick at Sing Sing Studios Melbourne. Mixed and Mastered by Lachlan Carrick at Moose Mastering.