Suburban interiors (2014)

by Danny McDonald

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'Suburban interiors' is a collection of lo-fi, home demo recordings made during 2013-14.

All four tracks were written, performed and recorded at home in central Gippsland, Australia with an iPad and a couple of guitars.

I pondered over what to do with these songs for quite some time, given their primitive audio qualities and mostly spontaneous, first-take performances. I uploaded them to Soundcloud where they've been quietly streaming for a number of months now, while I made plans for recording new versions of each towards an album proper.

In October 2014, I recorded a new version of 'The Melbourne Divide' for PopBoomerang Records' forthcoming 100th release compilation. It's a very different beast to the original version on this EP, and I'm proud of the result - elaborate, lush, lots of instrumentation courtesy of some good friends and a new arrangement.

But I kept coming back to these recordings. There's a thread running through them that reflects a period in my life which I clearly felt the need to document, and it'd be difficult to reproduce the raw aesthetic that runs through them if I decided to record them again.

So here they are, together as they should be on an EP. Raw, roughly recorded, unmastered, heartfelt and decidedly dark. In keeping with the theme of the EP, it's release will be low-key, direct and DIY in the week leading up to Christmas - just the way it should be.

'Suburban interiors' is free to good homes, and is only available in digital format.

Danny McDonald, 15 December 2014

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released December 14, 2014

All songs written and recorded by Danny McDonald.

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Danny McDonald Melbourne, Australia

This page is a digital archive of recordings by Australian songwriter/writer Danny McDonald, dating back to 1995.

It's a work in progress at the moment - check back regularly for more previously released and unreleased recordings.

You can also listen to some of Danny's recent demos and home recordings at soundcloud.com/fibrotones
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