'Australia Restless'

by Adam Gibson and the Ark-Ark Birds

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Carlos Marrickvillian I came across this by luck and I can't recommend highly enough!
While the songs on Australia Restless revolve around Gibson's wonderful lyricism the musical accompaniment is beautifully produced, performed and has a very cinematic quality which enhances Gibson's soft and breathless spoken style delivery. Which works equally well on the more up beat and catchy numbers like 'Feels like a First Love' and the darker songs like the title track.
Do yourself a favour! Favorite track: Australia Restless.
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Having forged a unique path with his spoken/sung tales of Australian life and landscape over two acclaimed albums with The Aerial Maps (plus earlier outfit Modern Giant), Adam Gibson and his new band The Ark-Ark Birds are pleased to announce the release of new album ‘Australia Restless’.
The new album sees Adam chasing a true sense of Australia, trying to get under the country’s skin and tell a version of its story. These are stories about of loves, lives and houses lost ... of coastal nights and desert days, obscure towns linked by empty roads and the static of AM radio crackling through damaged car speakers.
“There’s a restlessness in the heart of many Australians; a need to move, to shift, to see different scenes, new horizons, better places,” says Adam. “Lured by the road or simply influenced by the great weight of our land, we strike out for sunlit fields, small town pubs, empty beaches, the black miles of bitumen. It’s an urge to feel the land, to know it. It’s a psychological yearning: I call it ‘Australia Restless’ … and I have it bad.”
Through his life and travels, Adam – who's father Bob was the musical arranger of the iconic 'Happy Little Vegemites' tune – has sought to articulate this sense of Australia. In research for the writing of the Aerial Maps' second album, Adam drove solo coast-to-coast across Australia and the earlier manuscript for his first novel was shortlisted for the Australian Vogel Award.
"Australia Restless” was co-written with his brother Simon Gibson and produced by former Hummingbirds main man Simon Holmes.

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released May 8, 2015

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Adam Gibson Sydney, Australia

Adam Gibson is a Sydney writer, performer, lyricist, musician and artist.

His work is fundamentally “Australian landscape-based”, being influenced by the land and travel and the sense of being “in” and/or part of different environments, and the stories of the people who inhabit such land, with Australian stories and language and vernacular turn of phrase being very important. ... more

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