Mess Esque ~ Dream #12
Mess Esque ~ Dream #12
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Mess Esque ~ Dream #12

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Bedroom Suck Records presents more from the Private Eyes Series; Mess Esque

  • Pressed on classic black vinyl
  • Limited to 300 copies with hand-printed covers
  • Released on Bedroom Suck
  • Music and Instruments by Mick Turner
  • Singing and Words by McKisko
  • Mixed by Mick Turner
  • Mastered by Adam Dempsey
  • Cover Art by Timothy Brown

PRIVATE EYES is a new series of recordings documenting Australian music in isolation over the course of the Covid-19 pandemic. Join us as we explore different responses to the crisis and the way it has changed our social and musical landscape throughout the country. 

Mess Esque, a new collaboration between Mick Turner of Dirty Three and Helen Franzmann a.k.a McKisko.

"Even though both Dirty Three and my solo output are instrumental, I was writing material that I felt needed lyrics. Being a below average singer myself I was looking for a vocalist/lyricist to help turn these music ideas into songs.." -- Mick Turner

The release's first single, 'Big Old Blue', perfectly pairs Mick's gentle and warm guitar with Helen’s optimistic songwriting and sleepy tender whispers. Speaking about the single's intention Helen reveals “Big Old Blue is a nod to the natural world as a soothing salve. For me anyway. Also I watched Luc Besson's 'The Big Blue' around the time of writing this song which may have influenced the name.”

The words came together as Helen was falling asleep one night and she was able to capture them on her phone, recording in the early hours of the night after.