Vernal

by Packwood

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As Spring itself, Vernal is brimming with anticipation– it’s heroic entrance in “We Drink Light” is a declaration of vivacity; emboldening us to follow, to run towards whatever might be on the horizon. In this chapter of Vertumnus, Packwood’s signature chamber orchestra and choir, thus far subtle – hinting at what might come, is set free, magnificent and wildly colourful. With nods to contemporaries such as Sufjan Stevens and Sigur Rós, the brilliant arrangements are a current, carrying Packwood’s vocals overhead, the excitement is infectious and it’s impossible not to get caught up in the undertow.

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released 01 September 2015

All songs written by Bayden Packwood Hine
Arrangements and orchestrations by Tilman Robinson
Vocal & choral arrangements by Miriam Crellin

Recorded variously by:

Simon Paul at Alan Eaton Studios, Melbourne
Assistant Engineers - James Dinopolous and Alex Bingley at Alan Eaton Studios
Some tracks were also recorded in Bayden's hallway, at a farm house in the Otway Ranges & Apollo Bay, Victoria, between March & December of 2014

Mixed and Mastered by Lachlan Carrick at Sing Sing Studios & Moose Mastering, Melbourne

Produced by Bayden Packwood Hine & Tilman Robinson

Artwork by Richey Beckett
Lettering by Jessica Cruickshank

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Packwood Melbourne, Australia

Folk musician Packwood creates stories that are at once intimate and as expansive as our place in the universe. Songs about our senses, our love, our world are awakened with sweeping arrangements, cinematic and clear. Packwood’s work is a poetical exploration that began in a rural Australian childhood – and arrives with an open and unnerving question: where are we headed? ... more

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