Eastside Radio’s Album of the Week: Feb 7 – Feb 14

Eastside Radio’s Album of the Week is Pacifica by The Vampires on the label Earshift Music.

The Vampires are trailblazers for a new generation of creative jazz talent from Australia, having gained critical attention worldwide by pushing the genre into new realms. Creating a distinctive sound that is undoubtedly their own, the band has garnered praise from US Downbeat (“phenomenal”), UK Guardian (“seductive genre hopping creativity”), The Saturday Paper (“one of my favourite albums of the year”) and All About Jazz (“gold all over”). The Vampires have received nominations for Australia’s ARIA awards, Bell Awards, AIR Awards, and were the first instrumental act to be short-listed for the Australian Music Prize.

Whilst Pacifica sees the Vampires return to the classic chord-less quartet format, the new album is an evolution of the band’s sound, leaning further into recording production. 14 new tracks feature the band’s primary compositional voices of saxophonist Jeremy Rose and trumpeter Nick Garbett, whilst adding exciting new tracks for the first time by bassist Alex Boneham and drummer Alex Masso.

Artist: The Vampires

Title: Pacifica

1.Tofik

2.Little Mountain

3.Don Pacifico

4.The View From Fez

5.Liberty?

6.West Mass

7.Numer Domu 66

8.Lahinch

9.Annica

10.Overnight

11.Aeon

12.Adrianek

13.Vampage

14.Little Dip

Musicians

Jeremy Rose, saxophones and bass clarinet, piano

Nick Garbett, trumpet

Alex Boneham, acoustic and electronic bass

Alex Masso, drums and percussion

Recorded and mixed by Richard Belkner at Free Energy Device Studios, Camperdown NSW Australia

Mastered by Michael Lynch

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