Inferno
ROBERT FORSTER

CD £12.99
  • SKU: TR429
  • UPC: 4015698024982
  • Release Date: 01 March 2019

Description

Label Review.

2019 album (Go Betweens) also available in Vinyl.

Our Overview.

Acclaimed Australian singer-songwriter Robert Forster - who made his name with Australian indie-pop legends the Go-Betweens - is releasing his first solo album since 2015 entitled ‘Inferno’ which is his second album over the last eleven years.

Forster only makes records when he feels he has the songs on ‘Inferno’ he has nine he totally believes in. Says Forster: “I had nine songs I believed in, and I wanted to take them out of hometown Brisbane and record them somewhere else. Somewhere exotic. And producer/engineer Victor Van Vugt had a studio in Berlin. Perfect. The album title relates to Brisbane, as the summers are getting brutal hot. Inferno fits that and the fevered mood of the LP…” The songs range from the exhilarating top ten pop of “Inferno (Brisbane In Summer)”, the beach shack groove of “Life Has Turned A Page”, via 'Remain's 1977 New York strut, to finish in a way that this concise, brilliant, drama and wit filled album only can - on the big build epic “One Bird In The Sky.”

‘Inferno’ was made in Berlin in 2018, during the hottest German summer in decades. Noted producer/engineer Victor Van Vugt: Beth Orton ‘Trailer Park’ 1996, PJ Harvey's ‘Stories From The City’ 2000, recorded the album the first time he and Forster had worked together since Van Vugt engineered Forster's debut solo album classic ‘Danger In The Past’ in Berlin in 1990.

‘Inferno’ in its making is a perfect mix of the familiar and the new. Also working with Forster again, are Brisbane based multi-instrumentalists Scott Bromley and Karin Bãumler and new recruits are drummer Earl Havin (Tindersticks, Mary J. Blige) and keyboardist Michael Muhlhaus (Blumfeld, Kante). Four musicians from the corners of the world, who, with Van Vugt's bold and beautiful production, sound like a band of the ages. In front of them, Forster delivers the best vocal performances of his career.