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Everything's A Love Letter + Everything's Open To..


..Interpretation. Saddleback is the solo project of producer Tony Dupé. In many ways, with its warm and exploratory craft, 2004's Everything's A Love Letter was the culmination of the varying strands in Tony's musical life contained in one special debut. Tony first came to notice in Glovebox, who put an ethereal, ambient twist on the indie-pop scene as far back as the early '90s. Glovebox's swirling sound has been as unhurried as its release schedule, though no matter how spare their output, each album has always found a warm reception. The group were even invited to make a record with U.S. independent music luminary Kramer, who at the time had already produced records for the likes of Low, Palace Brothers and Galaxie 500. As time went on, Tony would tinker with the Glovebox sound by using a rotating group of players with each recording and eventually started to produce records himself and sow the seeds for Saddleback. Tony moved into an old disused nunnery on the South Coast of NSW and into production, fashioning a recording studio within the huge 18-bedroom building. As Saddleback, Dupé had unanchored his atmospheric musings from Glovebox's pop roots into new territory. Everything's A Love Letter unfolds with small sonic gestures and gradually shifting layers of quiet sound, its fluttering, winding arrangements building into something altogether mesmerizing. Blending guitar, piano, strings and brass into its mild electronic realm brings up compelling dimensions between classic composition and abstraction -- a tender melodicism that draws on jazz, folk, pop and ambient electronica. His affecting style brought many plaudits, furthered by the release of Saddleback's second album Night Maps. This reissue edition features interpretations of five of the original tracks from acclaimed Preservation artists Aaron Martin, Grand Salvo, Post, Early Songs and Richard Skelton. They add to an already fascinating and beautiful listen. Deluxe packaging in a unique design.