Benedict Moleta | The Lines of Parallel Trees

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The Lines of Parallel Trees

by Benedict Moleta

Third album from Benedict Moleta. Subject matter is biographical as in Benedict's previous releases. The new album combines solo acoustic guitar songs, with four-piece band arrangements, and songs with piano accompaniment.
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1. Eugene
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2. Piggyback
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3. Fourteen
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4. The Rushing Sound
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5. Sheldon
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6. Inlet Manifold
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7. Five Vietnamese Balloons
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8. Enamel White
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9. Blue Zephyr Ride
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10. Wind Turbines
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11. The Express
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Album Notes
"… It’s been a big few months for local releases; don’t discount that Benedict Moleta’s masterpiece may be the best of the lot."
The Drum Media

"…With a bundle of releases to his credit he is already a prolific enough character, but with The Lines of Parallel Trees Moleta confirms that without a doubt he is a rare and undervalued talent."
X Press Magazine

Benedict has been playing with drummer Jason Barfoot since 2003. Barfoot has been drumming with Western Australian bands for more than ten years. His varied rock and jazz interests make Barfoot an ideal drummer for Benedict's music.

Rob Schifferli switches between electric guitar and bass on six tracks. Schifferli is known on both sides of Australia for his songwriting and instrumental involvement in bands from Glimmer and Braving the Seabed to Minor Ache, and now as singer and guitarist The Leap Year. Schifferli adds Telecaster clang and delicate lead guitar lines to various tracks. His angular and de-tuned bass lines complement Benedict’s vocal lines very well.

The six songs with Schifferli and Barfoot were recorded live to analogue tape by Alan Smith in one session, with bass overdubbed on two tracks the next day. The finished recording retains the space and the timbre of the live takes.

Multi-instrumentalist Jonathan Brain plays piano on two tracks. Brain is a songwriter who works in solo and band formats. He is also a choral conductor, and spent some time playing electric guitar for Perth band Schvendes. Brain plays piano on "Sheldon" and "Enamel White". The piano parts were recorded on a Kawai baby grand by Kieren Kenderessy.

The album runs to eleven tracks and sixty-five minutes, and alternates between fairly hectic band tracks and very quiet solo songs. The varied instrumentation is an interesting accompaniment to the lyrical content of the songs, which, as in Benedict’s previous releases, is obviously biographical, and often tells the story of a single significant experience, localised in time and place.

The new album is called The lines of parallel trees, and is Benedict Moleta’s fourth release.



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