RELEASE DATE: 2000
01. Koran, the Ghan and a Yarn
David Bridie is one of Australia's most innovative musicians and songwriters,
balancing his career in bands and on record with the composition of soundtrack
fronting Not Drowning, Waving and My Friend the Chocolate Cake, or banging
David Bridie's always been an explorer, opting for the musical road less travelled.
So much so that on this, his first proper solo album, Bridie merges slithery
grooves with tall tales from Australia's most remote points. This is music
of firm foundations and a sound
that might appeal to the open minded, maybe Talk Talk, solo Sylvian fans, with
that hark those of Ricky Ross (Deacon Blue). Music that utilises
analogue synthesisers, a string quartet and piano played where notes are caressed
delicately before slipping onto the next. Just let the album and its
music do the persuading - Act of Free Choice is an album to get lost in.
Influences / Similar Artists:
Talk Talk, David Sylvian, Deacon Blue, Not Drowning, Waving