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Rand and Holland

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Sydney, Australia

Music, or art in any form, is about space. To create a setting that engages with thoughts, ideas, or musings, and unravel them in real time, is to create a masterwork. Through a landscape of calculated interpretation and embraced accidents Caravans, the second album from Sydney’s Rand and Holland, is just that.

Developing out of the home recordings of Brett Thompson, Rand and Holland materialized when those offerings became the basis for 2003’s Tomorrow Will Be Like Today (Preservation). The debut received widespread acclaim for the unique pop sensibilities and disarming melodies that emerged from the collaborative efforts of Rand and Holland, all of which centered on Thompson’s songwriting.

Rand and Holland has since gone through several transformations, borrowing skills for both studio and stage from Australia’s most revered musicians. The album you now hold in your hands is the focused efforts of these musical interactions, and primarily the creative relationship that has developed between Thompson and longtime collaborator Stuart Olsen. Like its predecessor, Caravans benefits from a unique perspective towards creativity, sound, pop and musical obsession, only this time presenting a more complex interaction between these elements and the individuals at the record’s foundation.

Featuring contributions from members both past and present of City City City (and Ned Collette), The Rebel Astronauts, Holly Throsby’s band, The Cannanes, Coda, the Holy Soul and recorded by Chris Townend at Big Jesus Burger in Surry Hills and Mike Burham at Tardis Studios in Marrickville

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  • eqyiel

    yes

    23 Apr 2008 Reply
  • orshick

    are there people out there who like to listen to rand and holland at at any other time than during sleep?

    13 May 2007 Reply