Greg Charles - Rough Music
ROUGH MUSIC was conceived and written in 2014 and 2015 on the Gold Coast and recorded in Feb-June 2016 by Cameron Smith at Incremental Records in Coorparoo, Brisbane. Smith also mixed and mastered the album.
Benjamin Thompson(Pale Earth, Rational Academy) and Smith himself (Ghost notes, Mt Augustus) feature on the album, Thompson playing bass, organ, guitar and vocals, and Smith on drums, bass and saw. Angie Robinson contributes vocals to 'Western Thoughts'. Charles himself provides vocals, guitar and occasional piano to the proceedings.
The album marks a 'radical seachange' and describes death of friends, isolation, joy , sadness and the surreal nature of emerging into a new location with the past seeming like a bad dream, with the future remaining wide open like a void,