Wild Marmalade are celebrating a decade of playing shows internationally and throughout Australia with the release their fourth album, Thermic Lift.
Having completed eight tours of Japan and nine of Europe, as well as concerts in USA and Canada, Wild Marmalade have been spreading their unique didgeridoo and drum dance sound to a global audience. Thermic Lift clothes this live acoustic sound with powerful yet delicately textured electronica from keys/MPC player Si Fixion. This collaboration has its roots set deeply in the Australian dance music scene.
“One of the greatest inspirations behind the creation of Wild Marmalade was seeing The Bird play back in 1999. The way they could win an audience through playing instruments totally live had an energy far greater than what I experienced from listening to pre-recorded dance music. With Si Fixion, founding member of The Bird & Red Ban Too, co-producing this album the wheel of life has turned yet another cycle ten years on from the inception of the band. The result is a hybrid between organic and electronic sounds, seamlessly melded to create true Australian groove music. The tracks are played totally live without programming maintaining the essential power of our music” says didgeridoo player Si Mullumby.
Alongside these tracks that were recorded live in the studio, the album features Mountain Remix, a Drum ‘n’ Base remix of Under the Belly of the Mountain from Si’s solo album Let the Spirit Out and Red Moon, a collaboration with Avishai and Amir from the internationally acclaimed group from Israel, Sheva.
Thermic Lift is a groove smorgasbord full of tasty tracks. From trance to drum n base, with influences from minimal and Dub Step, this album spans many genres creating a unique cinematic journey experience.