A Deluxe Limited Edition (100) Vinyl package of RADIO TWILIGHT LOST: featuring 10 revamped, remastered gems, a full lyric insert and extremely rare hand-made gatefold sleeves, block-printed by Aidan himslef in his home studio.
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"Jesus, Singers, Cocaine Rivers
Here is the drug that’ll make you forget it..."
The coda ringing at the end of “The Drug” – a tune from 2008’s Radio Twilight Lost - accurately sums up the feelings The Maple Trail’s Aidan Roberts is able to evoke through his prolific artistic endeavours.
Whether he is playing solo, with the full Maple Trail band, or his other project, Belles Will Ring, Roberts’ penchant for storytelling and musical finesse has always had a narcotic quality that enables a full surrender. Lying back and letting the records wash over you is truly the best way to enjoy the Maple Trail.
The dreamy temperament and the ease inherent in his music stems from the organic nature of Roberts’ creative process. He records everything himself in his home in Sydney, with virtually anything that will make noise (guitars, drums, washing machines, iPhone apps, etc.). While recording previous release, the aforementioned limited edition, Radio Twilight Lost (an intended sister record to 2007’s Dirty Echo Spark), Roberts was able to channel and focus the pointed essence of his then-home in the Blue Mountains, filtering it through his own photographic lens. The allusions to snow, dampness, telescopes, and shortwave radios are musical manifestations of everything Roberts was able to absorb in his state of airy isolation. The record is tactile, colorful, and gentle, making it an easy decision to re-release RTL for a wider audience in June 2010.
After a generous reworking of previously released songs, and the addition of a few new ones, Radio Twilight Lost will be a refined full-length available via iTunes and a limited-edition vinyl pressing on Australian label, Broken Stone Records. As if he isn’t busy enough, Roberts is currently recording another full- length with the full Maple Trail band.
If 30-year-old Aidan Roberts ever gets a free moment, you can bet he’ll spend it in the throes of some artistic venture, whether it be photography, videography, and the like. You can never be quite sure what he has his hands in at the moment, but you can always rely on the intrinsically beautiful outcome. Drug use is not to be condoned but with Roberts at the helm of an 8-track recorder, it’s really hard to say no.
released 01 January 2010
written, performed + recorded
by Aidan Roberts at home
in the Blue Mountains,
mixed by Simon Berkfinger
at BJB Studios, Sydney
Mastered by Aidan & Simon
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