DOOMED BIRD OF PROVIDENCE, THE

BURROWED INTO THE SOFT SKY (FRONT & FOLLOW)

DOOMED BIRD OF PROVIDENCE, THE - BURROWED INTO THE SOFT SKY 115620
Format:
1 LP
Release:
15.09.2017
Label:
FRONT & FOLLOW
Kat.-Nr.:
115620
Barcode:
5060446121283
Their third album following the acclaimed Will Ever Pray (2011) and Blind Mouths Eat (2013). On this occasion they have discarded Mark Kluzek's vocals in favour of two twenty minute instrumentals that continue Kluzek's obsessive and singular foray into early colonial history while being a significant departure in terms of approach.

The underlying themes for each track are contrasting yet tie together via their historical context; a period where indigenous Australian belief systems and day-to-day lives were irrevocably assaulted.

The song Burrowed into the Soft Sky is based on a passage from Patrick White's novel Voss.

The book is very loosely based on the final journey through the northern regions of Australia by explorer Ludwig Leichardt.

Kluzek took a passage from the book where a comet passes over and Voss, his team and a tribe of Australian Aboriginals engage with and interpret the experience until it is 'burrowed into the soft sky'.

The Blood Dimmed Tide is Loosed takes a significantly darker turn shining a light on a pattern of atrocity that took place in the north east of Australia at a time where a dynamic of back and forth, invariably initiated by colonists, took place and culminating in a "dispersal" of a tribe.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. BURROWED INTO THE SOFT SKY
  • 1.2. THE BLOOD DIMMED TIDE IS LOOSED