"Behind the long and bizarre title lies a journey of truly epic proportions across soundscapes of almost unknown origin. 12 tracks of dreamy yet powerful, atmospheric and yet catchy pop/rock/ambient/experimental/whatever else they can possibly throw at it. This is yet another incredible Aussie ‘alternative’ band thumbing its collective nose at convention and commerciality and doing whatever the hell it wants to do, and the results are nothing short of stunning." - Beat Magazine.
"Glasfrosch are a stella example of Melbourne's burgeoning art-rock scene. Their transethnic mix of space rock, jazz fusion, ambient noise, pop and the downright weird is cerebral and arcane, yet wholly accessible." - Inpress Magazine.
"There is a magical, autonomous feel to the songs and the record as if they have a life of their own... it’s alive, like the jellyfish on the cover going about their business. It’s been out for a while, but after seeing Glasfrosch for the first time a couple of months ago I just had to let you know about this great album." - This Is Not A Scene.
released June 26, 2011
All words/music by Justin Ashworth
Except Requiem- lyrics adapted from haiku by Japanese poets Gitoku, Takuchi, & Raizan.
Adam Rudegeair: piano, synth solo on Living Room
Jenni Mills: cello
Nat Grant: percussion (drums, cymbals, glockenspiel, waterphone, cajon, hubcaps, anvils, shakers, woodblocks, and other assorted junk)
Roni Shewan: backing vox & vocal solo on Son of Man.
Bär Mckinnon: saxophones on Lip Gloss
Girish Makwana: original tabla/vocal performance on Living Room.
Produced by Justin Ashworth
Mix and additional production by Masato Higgs
Percussion, cello, acoustic guitars, sax, and vocals recorded by Louis Tsokas at TRS Studios
Pianos recorded at The Base, South Melbourne
All other instruments/sounds recorded by Justin at home
Mastered at Deluxe by Jack The Bear
Artwork by Nathan Jurevicius and Andrea Kang.
Alice (xox), Adam, James Wingard, Ed Crocker, Nat, Jenni, Judith, Roni, Bär, Girish, Kim Fuhrmann, Sophia Hanover, Ryan McRobb, Ben Mastwyk, Jem The Misfit, Soz, David O’brien, Red Black, Nathan J & Andrea Kang, David Whitehead, Steph Chiron, Evan Carr, Victoria & Christian, Gaye & Lou, Karen Heath and everyone at Anon Islet Records. To all the bands that have played with us, and to everyone who came to see us play, this is for you (xox).
Glasfrosch is a unique animal. Exploring pop music through sound art, jazz, cinema, poetry, noise, dance and punk.,
Glasfrosch make music that is colourful, dreamlike, and challenging. Using ambient sound, synths, and angular beats, FX drenched guitars and jazz heavy piano, with lyrics heavily influenced by surrealist writing, and zen....more