Ned Collette and Wirewalker return with their much anticipated second album 2, set for release on Friday 11 May 2012 via Dot Dash / Remote Control.
It’s been the over two years since Melbourne musician Ned Collette relocated to Berlin. Written mostly during Collette’s first year in the German capital, 2 explores themes of distance and restarting, taking up arms against the neighbours, fantasies of death and decline after the party, butterflies, salad, altering cities and forgotten home. The album also features an instrumental tribute to late Chilean writer Roberto Bolaño.
Most of the album was recorded between Collette in Berlin and Joe Talia in Melbourne, with Talia spending six weeks in Berlin over May and June in 2011 to further expand on their recordings. Collette came to Melbourne in October 2011 and finalised the mixes of nine songs, many of which have codas courtesy of Talia.
While this is the second Wirewalker record, the title 2 also refers to the fact that the album is essentially a collaboration between Collette and Talia, with regular Wirewalker member Ben Bourke taking time off to be with his young family in Melbourne.
Ned Collette & Wirewalker are kindly offering a free download of ‘Happy Heart’, the first track taken from 2.
LISTEN & DOWNLOAD TO ‘HAPPY HEART’
1. Il Futuro Fantastico
3. The Hedonist
4. How To Change A City
5. The Decision
6. Long You Lie
7. Happy Heart
8. For Roberto
9. What Lights Have You Seen