Robbie Melville - guitar, loops, toy piano
Monty Mackenzie - alto saxophone, loops
Gideon Brazil - tenor saxophone
Luke Hodgson - bass
Dan Macdonald - drums, percussion, programming
Atilla Kuti: violin
Camilla Murray: violin
Zoltan Balazs: viola
Karoline Kuti: cello
Carneval Strings appear on "Crab Hunting With Luke", "Window", "Goodnight Mr. Monster" and "Long Conversations In Vanished Kitchens".
Richard Bodinnar: violin
Sonoko Nishio: violin
Michelle Bodinnar: viola
Karina Di Sisto: cello
Whitehorse Strings appear on "Which Side Of The Tracks Are You From?".
All compositions by Robbie Melville except "D-Preston" by Monty Mackenzie, "Horse" by Dan Macdonald and "Slowburn Road" by Robbie Melville/Richie Buxton.
All compositions arranged by cleverhorse.
Tracks 1, 7 & 8 recorded by Hadyn Buxton. Carneval Strings recorded by Joe Talia. All other tracks recorded by Mark Stanley.
All songs mixed by Hadyn Buxton.
Produced by Hadyn Buxton and cleverhorse.
Artwork by Anna Hoyle.
"Long Conversations In Vanished Kitchens" is inspired by a passage from Garrison Keillor's "Lake Wobegone Days".
cleverhorse is a five piece ensemble who cite influences from ambient to avant garde, funk to folk, jazz to jam band and world music. Led by composer/guitarist Robbie Melville (Australian Pops Orchestra, Mundy), the band also comprises Monty Mackenzie on alto saxophone (Harmless), Gideon Brazil on tenor saxophone (Gotye, Adam Simmons Toy Band), Luke Hodgson on electric bass (Josh Owen Band, Geoff Achison, Bertie Blackman) and Dan Macdonald on drums (Kate Vigo).
Since their formation in 2004, they have undertaken a tour of the east coast of Australia, performed at numerous Melbourne venues, released their debut album, “Goodnight, Mr. Monster” and continued to develop and experiment musically as a group.
“They have given a lot of thought to an overall sound, to an attractive surface, to listenability as well as creativity or simply ‘getting it on’… It was seductive and euphoric…They are onto something. They are undoubtedly creative…A band to be watched”. (John Clare, Sydney Morning Herald, 27th Feb 2004).
Recently, cleverhorse have been in the studio recording tracks for their long overdue second album, to be released in 2014.