Esteemed Melbourne artist Grand Salvo launches his eagerly awaited new album Sea Glass with support from Sarah Mary Chadwick and Oliver Mann in the historical and rarely-used Melbourne institution The Assembly Hall on Collins Street in the city of Melbourne.
Sea Glass is Grand Salvo's seventh album, and his Mistletone debut. This richly allegorical album explores how a single, vivid memory can shape who we are;resurfacing and altering our thoughts and recollections as the years go by. The album's very structure is an approximation of how such a memory is forged; each song radiates out from a seed memory which unfolds like a lotus jewel in Field of Flowers, the second-last song and the only "straight" narrative song of this remarkable album. The album then closes with Standing On The Sea,a dreamlike journey on the beach that uncovers "a shard of sand smoothed emerald glass / and a change in the light", layering the dreams of childhood and the memories of adulthood into a woozy contemplation of eternity and the cyclic, ever evolving nature of memory.
Both Paddy Mann and Oliver Mann’s music calls for interesting ensembles and elaborate musical backing that suits the grandiosity of the amazingly kept Assembly Hall.
Melbourne artist (origin: New Zealand) Sarah Mary Chadwick will share melancholy moments from her acclaimed fourth solo album, Sugar Still Melts in the Rain, which "encounters the big, yawning tragedies of loss and grief alongside the ongoing emotional discomfort of everyday life” (Difficult Fun).
Oliver Mann will open, sharing new material as he works towards the release of his fourth solo LP.
GRAND SALVO / with SARAH MARY CHADWICK + OLIVER MANN