New remastered version of our ARIA nominated third album from 2003 on vinyl for the first time.
NOTE: The vinyl edition is remastered but the digital download is the original 2003 master. We have included the new remastered vinyl files as consolidated side A and B tracks.
This album holds a special place in the band’s heart. Musically it’s different from everything else I/we’ve done.
"The 2003 Australian Album Of The Year may well have been recorded by an act virtually nobody has heard of. Melbourne-based All India Radio's self-titled third album is a breathtaking triumph; one of the most exquisite, ethereal, instrumental records ever made in Australia" - Mike Gee, The Brag
“One of the most elegant and simple instrumental rock albums I've ever heard...a heavenly cloud of radiance that is simply not of the material world” - Brainwashed
“An object of rare porcelain beauty." - Magnet
Three & a half stars - Rolling Stone
"A shimmery audio dreamscape that floats in and out of awareness" - Sydney Morning Herald
released April 30, 2020
All India Radio in 2003 was Martin Kennedy - guitars and ambient sounds, Mark Wendt - bass, Joseph Kennedy - drums. Guests: Ed Kuepper, Kiernan Box, Ash Naylor.
Remastered for vinyl by John Ruberto October 2019.
Recorded at Cavalier and Another Studio April to September 2002, engineered by Justin Skim. Back cover photograph by Terry Bergin. Ed Kuepper plays on 5, 7, 11. Kiernan Box plays on 1, 2, 11, 12. Ash Naylor plays on 12. Street samples by Aidan Halloran
Thank you: Ed, Kiernan, Hilary, Michelle, Kirsty, Chloe, Ash, Ben Sims, Don Meers, Roger and Katherine Scholes, David Crynes, Terry Bergin, Robin Smith, Anthony Wright, Lotti Stein, John Pin, Aidan Halloran for the samples, Josh Roydhouse for the sitar, Hamish for the last minute guitar part in Tijuana Dream, Adam Adamowicz, Vanessa Brady, Lou Ridsdale, Peter Paterson, Mark at MGM Distribution, Paris & Georgie Groovescooter.
I play ambient spacey rock music sometimes with a trip-hop vibe. Someone important once said "has mashed the ambient-hop
signatures of DJ Shadow, Tortoise & Thievery Corporation with the instantly recognizable guitar soundtracking of Ennio Morricone and Angelo Badalamenti.. resulting narcotic musical textures are capable of floating listeners to galaxies far, far away." (wired)...more