Boring Machines Disturbs Sleep: My Majestic Star : "Fining" Ep Preview (Hidden Shoal Recordings)

Boring Machines Disturbs Sleep

Thursday, February 15, 2007

My Majestic Star : "Fining" Ep Preview (Hidden Shoal Recordings)

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Finding Perth, Australia-based label Hidden Shoal Recordings could rightly claim to be in the top 10 best things that ever happened to me, such is the qulaity and diversity of their roster. Barely a year old, they have already unleashed the stunning "The Sound of Lights When Dim" by Slow Dancing Society (review), the intelligent jazz/post-rock of Dilatazione (review), the up-beat indie rock stylings of The Hero Cycle (review) and the expansive, cinematic rock/electronic fusion of Sankt Otten (review to follow).

My Majestic Star's "Fining Ep" is Hidden Shoal's latest release and is the solo project of Glassacre's Chris Mason, himself a Perth native. Using just a guitar, piano and computer, Mason has created a sound that encompasses the structures of Eno and the dynamics of the famous Shoegazer acts.

"It is the subtle narrative crafting that makes “Fining” so special. Songs, turn so gently as to make you unaware that you have been left somewhere far different from where you started. Structures are allowed to fall into themselves then pick up again with new binding and direction." <-- Press Release

I have a friend who travelled to Perth a year ago or so, to visit his girlfriend who was travelling the world at the time. He came back raving about the city, saying it was such a different way of life, everyone was so nice to one another. The video above doesn't feature on "Fining", but I reckon, without having actually visited the city, it reflects the calming nature of Perth perfectly. There's not much else to say really... just watch this video.

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