All lyrics by Ian Bonnar except 2,7 & 12 by Ian Bonnar & Alan Forsyth.
Mastering By Alain Paul - alainpaul.de
Artwork by Federico Lupo - www.vonholdenstudio.com
See tracks info for credits details.
‘Between the surface and the sun’ was recorded over a long period of time in-between other projects and often over quite long distances between the musicians involved via the internet.
released December 5, 2014
"Un nome che, nel rumore circostante, si candida a tenere sempre ben alti i vessilli del grande cantautorato australiano" (Ondarock, Italy, rated 7/10)
"The black and white photographic artwork of the moon partially obscured by billowing clouds is a perfect visual representation of the music - dark yet with an atmospheric nature that is oddly comforting. The synthesis of dreampop, psychedelia, dark folk, electronica, and bleak gothic moods on offer here is seamless, natural and unforced, and shows a great deal of personal creativity" (Bliss Aquamarine, UK)
"Um disco pesado, ambicioso e antes de mais nada concebido de forma brilhante" (The Blog That Celebrates Itself, Brasil)
"Ian Bonnar riesce perfettamente a catturare l’essenza della sua musica che ritroviamo nei colori e le forme dell’artwork: mette il suo cantautorato al servizio degli strumenti che arricchiscono il linguaggio e la forza del messaggio" (Sonofmarketing, Italy, rated 7/10)
"La música que hacen es obscura e intrigante; tiene tintes de de pop, folk, indie y rock industrial, esta combinación tan ecléctica acaba de tomar forma magistralmente gracias a la impresionante voz de Ian" (Oživit Music, Mexico, "Album of the Month" April 2015)
"Between The Surface and the Sun’ treads along familiar ground genre-wise. Much of the album offers up elements of folk-rock and alternative-rock in equal measures. It’s in Bonnar’s approach to these genres that we see the interesting side to the album itself. Much of the album occupies a rather dark setting, giving real character to the tracks on the album itself" (The CD Critic)
"Between the surface and the sun es un album que pasea entre tinieblas (sólo hay que ver la portada del disco) pero en el que podrás encontrar muchas sorpresas" (Stärka Magazine, Spain)
"The 12 tracks on the album are very well crafted and has a rich plethora of sounds, that it shouldn’t be considered to be of just one genre. Instead it should be considered an excellent album to listen to, especially if you like music to be atmospheric, with almost a minimalist approach to some of the songs" (Rock And Roll Creations, UK)
"Should the darkest solitude ever produce a noise, it probably would resemble something like this" (Rumore, Italy, rated 7/10)
"Too dark to be folk, and too folk to be too dark" (Musichronic, Indonesia)
"Sogno e incubo, canzoniere lo-fi e psichedelia oscura in un'eterogenea collaborazione a distanza" (Music Won't Save You, Italy)
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