BRISBANE SLOW-CORE ARTIST BUILT FROM STICKS TO LAUNCH NEW ALBUM ON NOVEMBER 18th.
Built from Sticks, the moniker given to the solo meanderings of Brisbane slow-core musician Jamie Curran, will be launching his new album All the Unimportant Things at Brisbane’s Junk Bar on the 22nd November. This will be a rare solo outing for Jamie, who is perhaps better known for his work in Brisbane instrumental outfit Ghost Notes.
Having been kicking around since the late 2000s, Built from Sticks combines a love of folk music, with post-rock and ambient influences. While generally adopting a home-recorded approach to his music, Jamie recently completed his first studio-recorded album. With the new recording environment, has also brought a subtle evolution in sound, with the minimalist artist cautiously adding new layers of sound, leading to a more dynamic and diverse offering. Jamie’s typically loose, and meandering song structures, have been reigned in somewhat, though still being allowed the space to spread out, and breathe, reminiscent of his post-rock, and slow-core influences.
This new album from Built From Sticks represents the solo artist’s first studio-recorded album, a marked change from his previous home-recorded approach. With the new recording environment, has also brought a subtle evolution in sound, with the minimalist artist cautiously adding new layers of sound, leading to a more dynamic and diverse offering.
Rich in soft and dreamy guitar work and accented percussion, this artists has produced an album that does not “Attack” the senses, but weaves its way into your soul, holding you at the edge, looking over the cliff, into the wonders of the world. It is a walk along the beach shoreline, it is the moment just before, and the joy of the moment just after that first kiss, it is the beat of a young heart, in love.
Meanwhile, here is the Bandcamp of one of their prior releases, this artists shows great promise and delivers a strong, heartfelt and emotionally introspective musical view on life.