Melbourne chamber jazz trio Antelodic launch new album ‘To Iceland! To Iceland!’
Released through ABC Jazz on Friday 13th March 2020.
– made possible with support from the Australia Council for the Arts
POSTPONED – April/May
The April/May tour of ANTELODIC has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The tour will go ahead later in the year, and dates will be announced in the coming months, or as soon as possible.
Thank you, and stay safe x
Antelodic is a contemporary chamber jazz ensemble based in Melbourne, Australia. Antelodic perform elegant, finespun music, with a confidence and ease that comes from a deep understanding of, and commitment to, the music and each other.
Guitar/Composer – Robbie Melville
Alto Saxophone/Clarinet – Monty Mackenzie
Tenor Saxophone/Clarinet – Gideon Brazil
Antelodic are joined by drummer Ronny Ferella’s Spartacus Collective, and live visual artist Jean Poole.
In April and May 2020, Melville’s Melbourne-based trio Antelodic will celebrate the release of their second album, ‘To Iceland! To Iceland!’ (ABC Jazz) with a national tour, joined by drummer Ronny Ferella’s Spartacus Collective, and live visual artist Jean Poole.
Robbie Melville’s compositions are evocative, intimate, ethereal and often whimsical. They are brought to life with the unusual instrumentation of guitar, tenor saxophone (Gideon Brazil) & alto saxophone (Monty Mackenzie). Antelodic explores the space between jazz, chamber music and acoustic folk, with influences including Bill Frisell, Joni Mitchell, Jimmy Guiffre, the writings of Richard Brautigan and the photography of William Eggleston.
Individually, Melville, Brazil & Mackenzie have worked with artists as diverse as Gotye, Krystle Warren, Shane Howard, Isaiah Firebrace, Vince Jones, Orchestra Victoria, Luke Howard & Leonard Grigoryan. The trio have played together in numerous projects over 16 years.
Joining them on their National tour is drummer/composer Ronny Ferella, performing with Antelodic as Spartacus Collective. Ferella’s music creates a hypnotic tapestry of experimental improvised sound that redefines solo drumming for the 21st century.
VJ Jean Poole will contribute striking improvised visuals, drawing on textures and animation inspired by the music, reacting in real time with projected visuals throughout the performance.
This triple bill tour provides audiences nationwide a wonderful opportunity to experience the rich, diverse and interdisciplinary music emerging from the Melbourne creative jazz scene.
“ Melville’s compositions are beguiling, but it’s the way they’re realised by the whole group that makes this recording so special. There’s plenty of intrigue, but always room to breathe…”
~ Julien Wilson (Award winning Australian saxophonist)
Antelodic has performed at the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz & Blues, Inverloch Jazz Festival, toured throughout regional Victoria and recently returned from performances in the UK. On their new Australian tour they will be performing at Turks Head in Albury.