The "The Dreaded Green Bag" project was born a full length album. Well, actually a full length video album, which was whittled down to five tracks over the course of production. Recording took place mostly in Brisbane in several makeshift studios as well as decidedly more permanent bedrooms and living rooms. A drop of the tropics was tossed in for good measure through the addition of drums by Miami based Goran Rista, and all balanced out with a wintry finish in Greenwich, South-East London.
For the video component, a fading technology proved just the ticket (as David Niven might well have said). Many a roll of Kodak super 8 film was run through clunking cameras, many a breath was held while development took place until that moment of truth that said "hurrah! it's not all underexposed and unusable!".
So there it is - a five track video EP. To be enjoyed in any way you like. And all for the same price as a 7/11 coffee. I do sincerely hope you like it better than a 7/11 coffee.
- Martin (aka Son Of Sea), 2013
released July 1, 2011
Written and performed by Martin MacDonald, with additional performances by Terry Dixon (bass - track 1), Dave Gilbert (drums - track 1), Danny Widdicombe (guitar - track 1), Danny Peel (trumpets - track 1), Scott Bignell (trumpets - track 1), Goran Rista (drums - track 5) and Christian Duell (backing vocals - track 4).
Recorded by Martin at the Spy Eyed studio, Brisbane, Australia, except for drums on track 5, recorded by Goran Rista, Miami, Florida.
Track 1 mixed by Lachan 'Magoo' Goold at Applewood, Brisbane, Australia.
Mastered at Sound Performance, Greenwich, London, except track 1, mastered at Abbey Road Studios, London.