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Golden Repair (LP | 2020)

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Black Vinyl
    1LP
    Single Jacket
    Inner Sleeve with poem "For Sale" by Tom Iansek

    Choose one of 4 t-shirt options designed by Tom Iansek.
    DADSGAD - Peach print on navy AS COLOUR 'paper' unisex tee.
    Peace Sign - Black print on peach COMFORT COLOUR unisex tee.
    Dads Bod - White print on black COMFORT COLOUR unisex tee.
    Bears - White print on blue COMFORT COLOUR unisex tee.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Golden Repair (LP | 2020) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    shipping out on or around April 15, 2020
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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Black Vinyl
    1LP
    Single Jacket
    Inner Sleeve with poem "For Sale" by Tom Iansek

    Includes unlimited streaming of Golden Repair (LP | 2020) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    shipping out on or around April 14, 2020
    Purchasable with gift card

      $26 AUD or more 

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Includes unlimited streaming of Golden Repair (LP | 2020) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    About Face 12" Vinyl (LP | 2014)
    Man of Leisure 12" Vinyl (LP | 2011)
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  • 12" Vinyl (Limited Edition, Gold Vinyl)
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Limited Edition Gold Vinyl
    1LP
    Single Jacket
    Inner Sleeve with poem "For Sale" by Tom Iansek

    Includes unlimited streaming of Golden Repair (LP | 2020) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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about

It’s with great pride that we at Pieater announce the third LP from #1 Dads - Golden Repair.

Every album Tom Iansek creates makes for a curious study: will he be flexing the production muscle; experimenting on the fringes of what’s pop; grappling with the human condition…? Under the #1 Dads moniker it’s the humble melody and sincere story-telling that takes centre stage. More than ever on Golden Repair, Tom has allowed the simple essence of the songs to remain unadorned, while still keeping the trademark warmth, ease and approachability that the project is well loved for.

The first single ‘Another Day’ came out in November, along with a self-made video by Iansek.

Tom has provided an introduction to the purpose behind the album:
“This album Golden Repair is so named after the Japanese artform ‘Kintsugi’, in which broken pottery is restored with a gold lacquer, artfully emphasising the cracks. It celebrates the blemishes, rendering the piece richer and more beautiful than before.

This album has formed part of my own restoration as I have grown as a person and as an artist and continued to peer deeper into myself, not necessarily liking or being able to accept everything that I find. It is thus an album of light and shade, of death and new life, and that path we continually walk towards the latter. It is a conscious exploration of the process of healing, and a pondering on suffering and its role in the process of life. It is the breaking and subsequent golden repair of myself and those closest to me”.

In the time leading into the songwriting, Tom bore witness to loved ones’ loss; experienced the mystery of new life created; and practised listening to a universe that would bestow peace and progress to those patient enough. There are songs of merciless self-confession, songs of accepting limitations, and songs of romantic, familial and marital love. A journey from dark to light, beginning with the swirling “4bit” and concluding with the peaceful paean “Elizabeth”, Golden Repair’s musical contours encourage a space of gentle introspection, to uplift and inspire.

credits

released March 6, 2020

All songs written, produced, recorded and mixed by Tom Iansek at BellBird studio.

Assistant engineering by Andy Crosbie and Kevin Orr. Drumming and additional production by Jim Rindfleish. Backing vocals performed by Hannah Shepherd on ‘Another Day’, ‘Freedom Fighter’, ‘Fold’, ‘Orion’ and ‘Twice a Fool’. Additional vocals performed by Jo Syme on ‘Orion’.

Mastered by Steve Fallone at Sterling Sound, NYC. Compiled by John Ruberto at Mastersound, Melbourne.

Cover art by Jeff Andersen Jnr. with painting by Tom Iansek.

Album layout and design by George Gillies.


I would like to thank Alice, Felix, my family, Garry and the Costello family, Frase and Jo.

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