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REVIEW: INVISIBLE FRIEND - CHARCOAL BALLOON (DIGITAL EP)
Charcoal Balloon (Digital EP)

Invisible Friend
Charcoal Balloon (Digital EP)

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Sunroom

Invisible Friend
Sunroom

Dave Weber ABC Drive
Invisible Friend’s album ‘Sunroom’ is an amazing mix of musical proficiency, memorable tunes and exploratory jamming.

Their sound is hard to describe.

Imagine Genesis in the late 1970s. They retain Peter Gabriel on vocals, and they decide on a whim to move to the southern regions of The United States to record with Tom Dowd, after some late night jamming excursions with The Allman Brothers. Randy Newman drops by for a bit of guest playing and arranging. And then they take the results to a studio in San Francisco.

Yes, that’s a lot to get one’s head around, but it’s what went through my head when I listened to this album for the fifth or sixth time.

And for all of that, it’s unpretentious. The perfect mix!

They started in Wagga in New South Wales and went to Europe, spending three years in Germany, Switzerland and The United Kingdom. They came back to Australia to set up their Sunroom recording studio on the Far North Coast.

They are Michael White on vocals and keyboards, Matthew Gulliford on vocals and guitars, Nino Haggith on vocals and percussion and Brendan Drinkwater on drums.

They are simply excellent, ‘Sunroom’ is a contender for local album of the year.