New Music: Ed Kuepper’s Lost Cities
FOUR decades after the release of his first record, the iconic Australian classic [I'm] Stranded by The Saints, Ed Kuepper has released a new album.
Recorded over three days in August at Gasworks Studio, Brisbane, Lost Cities is Kuepper's 50th release (excluding compilations), and it's the 21st release on his own Prince Melon Records label.
The album is also Kuepper's first entirely solo and electric release, a format he likes to refer to as 'solo orchestral'.
"When I was a kid I always processed recordings as a kind of singular whole, so when I started to play the guitar I wanted my playing to be the entire orchestra/band rather than just the guy strumming in the corner," he said.
"A good example would be the way I played Nights in Venice on the first Saints LP, or the acoustic with hyper harmonic overtones on Today Wonder.
"Lost Cities continues that approach but also moves into the tonal opposite of what I did when I started."
To celebrate the album release, Kuepper will take to the road in March, with a number of new gigs being announced soon.
Lost Cities is out now.