Dinesh Moylan | Future for Sale

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Future for Sale

by Dinesh Moylan

Travel through ten tales of hope, despair and new love, worship modern gods in the supermarket, and hang out with the dogs on the verandah, whilst exploring lush soundscapes of mountains and rivers, forest and ocean from remote Australian wilderness.
Genre: Folk: Singer/Songwriter
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1. So Long
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2. Mothers Sisters Daughters
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3. Fear
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4. Greed's Been Re-Elected God
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5. Who Will Love the Land
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6. They Call It Democracy
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7. Uncle's Farm
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8. Ode to a Man's Best Friend
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9. Manifesto
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10. Listen to That Sound
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Future for Sale is my fifth album of original songs. I wrote, recorded, mixed and mastered the project in my studio on the far south coast of New South Wales, Australia and played many of the instruments, including acoustic, electric and slide guitar, bass, banjo, organ, harmonica, accordion, mandouki, and did all the singing.

Contributing musicians include Jay McMahon playing drums, Sarah Busuttil on violin, Margosha Kuczynska on accordion and Merinda Antill on cello. Sats Kramer pops in to play bass on the song Fear, and Rich Pass plays didgeridoo on Manifesto.
Louie Townsend assisted me with engineering and Nat Caroll created the wonderfully detailed images for the album cover.
For more information and to read the song lyrics and view more images, please visit my website.

Some of the 10 songs are previously unrecorded, a couple are new arrangements of older songs, and some were written or refined over the year-long recording process. The songs range in style from the sparse verandah folk of Uncle's Farm to the lush Bollywood-inspired sound of Fear. There are personal stories on songs such as the opening track, So Long:

Things must grow they must change
I’m just turning one more page
I’m gonna live my life not act my age
I’m gonna live my life as a burning flame!

and no-holds-barred political observations like They Call it Democracy:

Spin doctors, economists
and lawyers rule the land
only truth is now exempt
from supply and demand
they refuse to see the urgency
and lie so shamelessly

Anyone who dares to question
is attacked with the usual tricks
throw shit for long enough
and some of it will stick
the cult of mediocrity
from the mountains to the sea...
and they call it democracy

and Greed's Been Re-elected God:

There’s online supermarkets for buying a new lover
Second hand stores for selling your old mother
Heaven’s being auctioned off on liquidators’ advice
It’s your last chance for a little slice of paradise
The Stock market’s booming, slavery’s resurrected
Haven’t you heard? Greed’s been re-elected
God.

The album has been put together as a complete work, with connecting audio leading into the following track.
I recorded these sound collages with a portable recorder in the bush around my home, by the ocean, on city streets and in the supermarket with guest appearances by many of the local wildlife, dogs and farm animals.

I never felt at home playing blues or folk songs, telling other people's stories from other traditions. I wanted to write my own songs communicating my experiences as an Australian, an environmental and political activist, a survivor; of building a house and being a father. I also strongly identify as a bushman, with a deep connection to the forests, mountains and rivers of south-east New South Wales, country that has been my home for over 40 years.

Over the last 15 years I have been constantly developing a unique set of tunings, using hand-made capos and modifying instruments until I found and refined the sounds I could hear in my head. I combine this with the technical expertise and equipment from many years as a live sound and studio audio engineer. I enjoy the process and freedom of recording my own songs, taking plenty of time and with attention to detail. My albums are hand-made from start to finish.

On the preview page, you can listen to the entire recording of Mothers Sisters Daughters.

Mothers Sisters Daughters

Down the ages we’ve kept you prisoners
controlled your sexuality
we’re afraid of your power
your strength your creativity

In our long and sorry history
of nations armies and slaughter
endlessly we recreate our darkest hour
not a great recommendation for patriarchy

Please mothers sisters daughters
ladies women girls
help us save us from ourselves
before we destroy this world

Us men are always willing
to go into battle with deeds or words
and when it’s time to do some killing
we’re happy to turn our ploughshares back into swords

A woman gives her love without conditions
where would we be without a mother’s love?
and love is what makes this world go round
not power or position or some god above

Please mothers sisters daughters
ladies women girls
help us save us from ourselves
before we destroy this world

Don’t think you’ve won your fight now
that you have equality
just like men you’ve won the right now
to work like dogs in slavery

We’re two sides of the same coin
in our devalued currency
if there’s ever to be a dawn from this long dark night now
we’ve got to work together or we’ll never be free

Please mothers sisters daughters
ladies women girls
help us save us from ourselves
before we destroy this world

I enjoyed making this album with the absolute creative freedom of unrestricted time in my own studio over a whole year.
I hope you enjoy listening to it.
DM

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