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ARTIST
TITLE
The Temporal Wheel
FORMAT
CD

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RELEASE DATE
5/11/2010

2005 release. The Preservation label presents The Temporal Wheel, the third album from Melbourne's Grand Salvo. Grand Salvo is the work of singer-songwriter Paddy Mann. Grand Salvo's debut album, 1642-1727, and its follow-up, River Road, earned him rave reviews and a solid following at home and beyond for his stark, sensitive and beautiful songs. After a spell living in Europe, Paddy returned to Australia and began work on another album he'd dreamt up while away. A set of songs that acts as a children's storybook, the album became cursed with too many recording problems, and Paddy decided to shelve it. While that project will eventually see the light of day, its plagued nature ironically became the motivation for The Temporal Wheel. Paddy resolved to make an album with more spontaneity and gut feeling than ever before. Holing up in Tony Dupe's (Archer Prewitt, Via Tania, Holly Throsby) tiny house-cum-studio at Saddleback Mountain on the beautiful New South Wales South Coast, over two sessions in two days, Paddy recorded intensively. With ideas forming on arrival, Paddy steeled himself to write impulsively soon after waking in the morning. He would find himself in a curious, reflective way, thinking about the order of things and how they inexplicably change with the passing of time. These are songs for simple moments, moments that grow into revelations of transcendence. Surrounding the core interplay between Paddy's rich, oaken voice and his acoustic guitar, his subtle and intuitive orchestral arrangements -- cello, trumpet, glockenspiel, harps and various percussion -- keep the easy rolling, classic feel of his songs, which also ring with sparkling creativity. The Temporal Wheel is an album of poignant emotional candour set in stunningly intimate atmospheres. Housed in a limited edition packaging with a unique design.