Sun . . .


I don't consider it my realm to write about music, but recently I have found myself unable to escape from the most inspiring music I have heard in an awfully long time. About a month ago I heard a song on my favourite Melbourne radio station RRR and waited, listening attentively to hear which artist it was by... None other than Chan Marshall who performs and records under the name Cat Power.


Cat Power by Wendy Lynch 2003
Every single studio album released by Cat Power has found itself into my playlists and I must admit hearing the track Ruin on the radio sent me fossicking through my cds in storage for her last release, titled Jukebox it is one of my personal favourite albums containing the track Silver Stallion to which I will always want to listen to.


This month (finally) saw the new album Sun released and this is the music I mentioned above, it has been a while between releases for this artist and while everyone loves to speculate about the behaviour of this particular performer, this recording needs no sordid tales of temperamental artists to accompany it, just listen. This album manages to sound lucid and powerful while still retaining the quality which escapes definition and is found in all her other recordings. Usually when I add a Listened To... post to this space I note a couple of stand out tracks - I have noted four, make that five, tracks that demand to be listened to and listened to and on...Ruin, Silent Machine, Cherokee, 3,6,9 and Manhattan

Cat Power for Chanel
A very hectic couple of months in the studio had left the creative stores a little tired and this music is quite simply the most beautiful fuel, perfectly timed...


The fruits of this recent labour are several new Jack of Diamonds designs which sauntered down a catwalk at the recent Collection 3056 fashion week event - more on that next time - and finally back into the studio where I have collected myself and a potential new stockist...

Yep, the sun is back in Melbourne town and I have found a new muse and soundtrack - stay tuned...