Morning of the Earth is arguably the first surf movie that went beyond waves and into something of a (wordless) meditation on life based on surfing.
The film is gloriously a product of it's time and is full of late 60's early 70's back-to-the-country hippy vibes as well as featuring some beautifully filmed surfing on Australian, Hawaian and Bali waves.
The soundtrack is therefore an incredible collection of Australasian country folk (G Wayne Thomas), psychedelic prog rock (Taman Shud), and superbly mind bending Acid Rock from New Zealand's almost but not quite, long forgotten Ticket.
Like the film, the soundtrack is a bit of a time machine back to a by-gone era as well as being an astounding collection of early 70's Australasian psych-folk.
Morning Of The Earth LIVE
In 1972 one film defined a music, a lifestyle… a generation.
Featuring stunning surfing sequences from Bali, Angourie, Kirra, Oahu, Maui and elsewhere, Morning Of The Earth has been universally acclaimed as perhaps the greatest surfing film ever made.
With the blessing of its creator Albe Falzon, Morning Of The Earth has been re-edited and remastered to highlight the simple beauty of one of the few true Australian Classic Films and its story - the dream of every surfer to search for the perfect wave.
Universally acclaimed as perhaps the greatest surfing film ever made, Morning Of The Earth LIVE will bring together a veritable who’s who of Australia’s musicians, such as Brian Cadd and Lior, to breathe new life into this classic soundtrack.
Screened at some of Australia’s most iconic theatres, Drive-In movie theatres and breathtaking coastal locations, this live performance film event will be the highlight of the 2012 summer season.
Ryan Francesconi - Live in Session on Sideways Through Sound
Portland-based Ryan Francesconi's stock has soared of late as the main man on Joanna Newsom's remarkable triple album Have One On Me.
He arranged and played all over that massive opus, as well as figuring centrally in its live incarnation and the Ys Street Band of Newsom's previous record. But Francesconi does his own thing too.
His solo acoustic guitar creates a rich sound that hints at his extensive musical interests - Baroque, Balkan, Turkish, Americana and jazz improvisation.
Ryan will be a guest on Sideways Through Sound and you can also catch him at The Red Rattler, Marrickville on Saturday February 4.
This intimate concert will also feature Melbourne folk favourite Grand Salvo in a rare Sydney appearance previewing songs from his forthcoming new album as well as acclaimed Sydney outfit The Singing Skies, whose 'Routine and War' album garnered great notices in 2011.
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Radio Playlist 1st February 2012
The Driftwood Manor - The Fog Will Rise At Dawn (Shelter)
Vetiver - Hurry On Sundown (Thing Of The Past)
G.Wayne Thomas - Morning Of The Earth (Morning Of The Earth OST)
Tame Impala - The Bold Arrow Of Time (Innerspeaker)
Heavy Hands - See Saw (Smoke Signals)
The Ticket - Awake (Morning Of The Earth OST)
Ryan Francesconi - Parables (Parables)
Ryan Francesconi feat. Mirabai - Parallel Flight (Live on Sideways Through Sound)
Ryan Francesconi feat. Mirabai - For Christos (Live on Sideways Through Sound)
Neal Morgan & RF - Pool (v/a Family Album)
Christopher Paul Stelling - Solar Flares (Songs Of Praise & Scorn)
Tamam Shud - Bali Waters (Morning Of The Earth OST)
Sideways Through Sound Archive
23rd February 2011: v/a More TVZ / Philip Bracken in Session
16th February 2011: The Cave Singers & Interview / Adam Franklin Interview
9th February 2011: Villagers in Session
2nd February 2011: Cubs
24th February 2010: v/a Open Strings / James Blackshaw Interview
17th February 2010: Trevor Moss & Hannah-Lou
10th February 2010: Ange Takats Live in Session
3rd February 2010: John Fairhurst Live in Session
25th February 2009: The Psychic Ills
18th February 2009: v/a Beyond The Pale (2)
11th February 2009: v/a Beyond The Pale (1)
4th February 2009: Dust Wind Tales
28th February 2008: Rusalnaia
21st February 2008: Major Chord
14th February 2008: Damon & Naomi
7th February 2008: Noa Babayof