Finn Rees Shares Expansive Album ‘Dawn Is A Melody’

Freedom music with an evocative sense of beauty...

Australian musician Finn Rees returns with gorgeous album ‘Dawn Is A Melody’.

The Tasmanian born musician is now based in Melbourne, part of the city’s bustling interchange between jazz improvisation and club tropes. An important keys player for 30/70 and Elle Shimada, he is also one-half of cult project Close Counters.

New album ‘Dawn Is A Melody’ drops the rhythmic directness of his prior work – jazz laden with club grooves – opting instead for something more immersive, dream-like, and perfume-esque.

The structures are eroded, allowing ideas to spill out; useful counterpoints could be the spiritual jazz of Alice Coltrane, but there’s something more personal here than a mere homage.

A song cycle that is rich in detail, Finn Rees is joined by some close friends to bring the project to fruition. He comments…

My intention with ‘Dawn Is A Melody’ was to create a world; a microcosm of colour. Something rich and beautiful that allowed the melodies and compositions to reach their full potential. It was driven by hope, curiosity and the search for beauty and reassurance in this ever-changing world.

The emotion behind the music is really about the journey of life, growing up and changing, as well as my relationship with Tasmania’s natural landscapes where I grew up, a part of the world that is incredibly unique and beautiful.

Tune in now.

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