Earthlings & Others,
All India Radio aka Australian musician Martin Kennedy releases a new album ‘Space’. Dripping with atmospheric analogue synths and floaty vocals, the album takes its musical cues from David Lynch, Pink Floyd, Jean-Michel Jarre, Brian Eno, Stereolab and AIR.
The album artwork by veteran British artist David A Hardy was originally commissioned for Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side of The Moon’ but missed out to the famous prism art. David A Hardy says, “It would give me pleasure to see that image on a record after all these years.”
‘Space’ features pedal steel guitar from Graham Lee of legendary Australian band The Triffids and The KLF, and contributions from long-time Kennedy collaborator, Steve Kilbey (The Church).
All India Radio have released a string of records that drift through trip-hop, ambient and post-rock with David Lynch-ian and science fiction vibes.
Band founder Martin Kennedy’s love of science fiction has gained him over 80,000 followers across social media picking up notable followers such as Wayne Coyne from the Flaming Lips, musician Ryan Adams and film maker Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Elisium).
‘Space’ is out through MGM, on vinyl, CD and digital formats.
“Narcotic musical textures are capable of floating listeners to galaxies far, far away” – WIRED
“These are the most sublime, mindful stupors I believe I’ve ever been in” – Stereoembers
“Beautiful soundscapes that ebb and build… think David Lynch Twin Peaks” – InPress
“Lonesome sagebrush guitar meets swirling deep-space technology” – Spin
“If David Gilmour recorded an instrumental album, it might sound as good as Echoes CD of the Month: All India Radio’s The Slow Light.” – John Diliberto, Echoes