"After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music." Aldous Huxley, Music at Night and Other Essays
Recent Inspirations 1 - Sun Ra Arkestra...
Sun Ra Arkestra, State Theatre, Sydney 2014… with great seats!
This was a show so unique and legendary – we were experiencing the magic of a living history of Jazz.
The music was simultaneously precise, loose, rehearsed and intuitive. Solos were spectacular. The arrangements took us from the early Ragtime styles to space Jazz improvisations and the super-colourful visual experience was just as rich.
The passion and joy that came from the stage was exhilarating. A genuine, contagious celebration that illuminated perfectly why live music is such an important experience in our lives.
Recent Inspirations 2 - 19th Biennale of Sydney...
2014 brought us the 19th Biennale of Sydney, “You Imagine What You Desire”, with a press release that explained it was a celebration of “the artistic imagination as a spirited exploration of the world, seeking splendour and rapture in works that remain true to a greater, even sublime, visuality”.
The way we here at Aqualash see it is that across multiple venues and events we were presented with a wealth of opportunities to GET INSPIRED.
Get inspired to create, to laugh, to appreciate, to critically question. Really, inspiration paves many roads. And ceilings - as evident here in the Art Gallery of NSW. The 19th Biennale of Sydney continued through to 9 June 2014. You Imagine What You Desire – a timely reminder to desire only the best imaginings. We are looking forward to our next inspiration.
In 2011 we had the great fortune of having our song They Say Surrender from the Aqualash EP Blue Notes placed in the fantastic horror comedy film "The Revenant". Fans of the film from all over the world have contacted us to say how much they love the song and it's fantastic to be part of that community. If The Revenant is what has brought you here, Welcome! Just this year the soundtrack for the film has been released and we're in great company! It's available on CD and LP vinyl and you can find it here.
The Revenant Soundtrack
Space Cowboys (Single. Released May 2012)
You know when you gaze into the night sky and find yourself reeling with the infinite possibilities... This song is about wishing for fantastic adventures to be had by hitching a ride on the next shooting star - the next Space Cowboy.
Try (Just a Little Bit Harder) (Single. Released June 2012)
Yes, you know this song well. Really well. But it may take a verse or two to recognise on first listen. One of our favourites as performed by Janis Joplin, Try (Just a Little Bit Harder) is our first cover release, and while it remains completely intact, is now distinctly Aqualashian.
Strange Victory (Single. Released June 2012)
Released while visiting New York - her city of dreams - in 2012, Strange Victory is Sarah Lorien's debut solo release. It is the sound of anger-tinged heartache in that raw, disecting-the-details stage of a break up. Just be sure to follow it up with listening to I'm Not Sorry from the CD "Aqualash" because the deliciously nonplussed peace of being SO over it is just around the corner. "Your every word, your very name, are to my heart as Novocaine."