Central Coast artist, Mark Moldre, has announced the upcoming release of his third solo album, Fever Dreams, and has given us the first taster track – the title song ‘Fever Dreams I’.
The whole album is now mixed, mastered, artwork is prepared and standing by for manufacture. The new tracks have been produced by Jamie Hutchings (Bluebottle Kiss/Infinity Broke/The Tall Grass).
It has long been a dream of Moldre’s to release an album on vinyl and to make this dream a (hopeful) reality, he will be crowdfunding the vinyl pressing via the Pozible platform. Any extra funds over the crowdfunding goal will be put towards publicity and touring the new tunes. The rewards on offer are definitely imaginative – from CD and vinyl packages though to guitar lessons, T-Shirts and more. Moldre will even write and record a song specifically for you if you wish.
The campaign is already up and running and off to a great start. Any assistance that you could throw in our direction will be rewarded with much love and appreciation. Even sharing the campaign on the socials will help to keep the ball rolling. Here is the campaign link with all the details:
Moldre was lucky enough to have French-Canadian artist Lenny Piroth-Robert paint a series of portraits of me which he submitted for the album art. Lenny is a man of many talents – his main day gig is working as a guitar luthier at Daddy Mojo Guitars and over the years he has created incredible instruments for bands such as Wilco, U2, Band Of Horses and Jack White. Moldre was lucky enough to have a guitar built especially for him (Rosetta!) which you can see him holding in the painting above.
On the side he is an extremely talented artist and the surreal atmosphere that he has created in the album art will be something to marvel at in a vinyl sized format. Moldre is still pinching himself at how lucky he is to be surrounded by such creative types that are willing to lend a hand to his musical projects.
‘Fever Dreams I’ has already been receiving some airplay on Sydney and Melbourne radio and the Doubtful Sounds website had this to say about the new track: “‘Fever Dreams I’ is a jaunty, noisey and unsettling journey into the psychology of virally-induced broken sleep. Moldre’s previous releases have been more melodic and often folkier in nature where this track points to a wider embrace of noisier textures and a wider palette of sounds, Distorted guitar sprays hard panned from the right speaker while a competing and complementary banjo adds a manic, fevered quality to the song and the rhythm section marches on with ominous insistency.”
You can still snag ‘Fever Dreams I’ for FREE at Bandcamp.