Featured: The Maple Trail - Cable Mount Warning (Broken Stone)
The Maple Trail is the solo project of Sydney-based musician Aidan Roberts and is something of a personal odyssey, a musical journey that has traversed the ravines of Sydney’s metropolitan limits and rearticulated itself across hundreds of hours of tape and performances.
In September 2007, Aidan and his consort of harmonium, accordion, saxophone released his debut EP 'New York', followed by his first full-length 'Dirty Echo Spark' another ragged collection of electric-folk epics; joyous, at times elegiac bears an eclectic sounds.
Aidan's third solo album, 'Cable Mount Warning' is a change of scenery and method. An exercise in writing over 18 months, spanning across New Zealand, at home in the Blue Mountains, and recorded amongst the clutter and kipple of his new urban home studio in Stanmore, Sydney.
On 'Cable Mount Warning' Aidan focused almost exclusively on recording acoustic instruments and mixed with long time collaborater and co-songwriter in Belles Will Ring, Liam Judson. The result is the most concise and buoyant exhibition of The Maple Trail’s sound to date.
Radio Playlist 29th February 2012 (here)
Andrew Bird - Desperation Breeds... (Break It Yourself)
Brian Campeau - Who Cares (Mostly Winter Sometimes Spring)
The Maple Trail - Captain Dies (Cable Mount Warning)
William Tyler - Between Radnor & Sunrise (v/a Imaginational Anthem Vol.4: New Possibilities)
Marissa Nadler - All Love Must Die (Live on Dark Night Of The Soul, WFMU 91.1FM New York, August 2011)
Cortney Tidwell - Solid State (Boys)
The Maple Trail - This Dead Moon (Cable Mount Warning)
Quest For Fire - Psychic Seasons (Lights From Paradise)
Howlin' Rain - Phantom In The Valley (The Russian Wilds)
Vetiver - I Must Be In A Good Place Now (Live at KEXP 90.3FM Seattle, December 2010)
Strand Of Oaks - Sterling (Live at KEXP 90.3FM Seattle, December 2010)
The Cave Singers - Summer Light (Live at KEXP 90.3FM Seattle, February 2011)
The Maple Trail - Manuscript (Cable Mount Warning)
Sean Smith - Ourselves When We Are Real (Huge Fluid Freedom)
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