Old Chestnut

by Ned Collette

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"Through dappled meadows and twilight forests... this hazy spellbound folk" ★★★★ MOJO

★★★★ THE AUSTRALIAN

“Most Beguiling” 7/10 UNCUT

“One of the albums of the year” ADDICT CULTURE (FRA)

“Some of his most lucid, literate compositions yet” CLASH MAGAZINE (UK)

"It flourishes effortlessly, remaining captivating as it offers up the pastoral with the cosmic and exists as a skilfully modern exploration of songwriting.” 4ZZZ BRISBANE

"Old Chestnut is a haunting prog-folk song cycle for the ages… Collette has made a goddamn whale of an album." FEEDING TUBE RECORDS (USA)

“Gentle, fragile, tender, intimate. The perfect salve for Anthropocene madness.” AN ARTICULATE FAN on bandcamp



Ned Collette’s 6th album to be released on It Records (Australia) and Feeding Tube (U.S.A) on August 24th 2018.

Old Chestnut ​is the stunning new double album from Melbourne/Berlin singer songwriter Ned Collette: ​Old Chestnut​. A truly accomplished work, a gorgeous dark folk opus, fleshed out in lush but precise and sparkling instrumentation thanks to a band of extraordinary collaborators. Featuring regular Wirewalker cohorts Joe Talia (who also co- produced the album with Collette) and Ben Bourke, plus Alexander Garsden, cellist Anthea Caddy, and piano from The Necks’ Chris Abrahams ​on the album’s monolithic centrepiece, ‘June’.

Ned says that ​Old Chestnut​ is the first album he has made that “​feels like the albums I always wanted to make. It’s just messy enough, elaborate enough, simple enough, improvised and collaborative enough...​” and it does feel like ​Old Chestnut ​is an elevation, and that with it, he has attained a level of songcraft that transcends his already impressive back catalogue. With snippets written as far back as 2008 and 4 years since his last album release, it’s been a long journey. The resultant work is cohesive and articulate in a way few albums are. A mixture of melancholy balladry interwoven with daedal and often delicate instrumentals that not only frame and anchor the “songs” but beautifully showcase the calibre of Collette’s arrangements and musicianship. This is the record that will etch the name Ned Collette into the lexicon of great Australian songwriters.

credits

released August 24, 2018

Ned Collette — voice, guitar, piano, bass, synths, percussion, recorder

Joe Talia — drums, machines, drum machines

Ben Bourke — Moog and vocals on Sacred Cats, vocals on Snaky Song

Anthea Caddy — vocals on Grant’s Farm, cello on The Optimist, cello and vocals on June 
 Alexander Garsden — steel string guitar on The Optimist 


& Chris Abrahams — piano on June 


Recorded and mixed by Ned Collette and Joe Talia 
in Berlin and Melbourne 


Mastered by Rashad Becker at D&M, Berlin

Cover Artwork by Maria Torres

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