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Night Maps
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CD

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RELEASE DATE
4/27/2010

2007 release. Saddleback is the solo project of producer Tony Dupé. Since the release of Saddleback's acclaimed 2004 debut Everything's A Love Letter, Tony has found increasing demand for his touch behind the recording desk, most notably with Sydney's Holly Throsby. Tony's recording desk for this record was located in his Kangaroo Valley residence on the south coast of New South Wales (he has since re-located to Berlin). The remote surroundings speak heavily of the sounds he creates for Saddleback, and as its title suggests, Night Maps has a darker sense of beauty than its predecessor. The uncanny atmospheres are the result of contrasting feelings at play. Sounds push and pull against each other, then unite into a mysterious force that is by turns desolate, fragile, visceral and translucent. These abstracted orchestrations featuring guitar, strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion and electronic textures work in the cracks between jazz, folk, post-rock and classical, claiming a space between dark and light, both shimmering and haunting. Night Maps is breathtaking, artful work. Deluxe packaging in a unique design.