Marine Theology

by The Cambrian Explosion

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Marine Theology is the third original album by Melbourne multi-instrumental entity The Cambrian Explosion.

The oceanic themed LP encompasses sea ballads, invertebrate messiahs, Australian colonialism and a giant squid revenge shanty.

With Marine Theology the band augments traditional rock instrumentation with the Turkish oud and cümbüş, period synths, chord organ, woodwinds and field recordings from the Australian environment.

Their abstract approach lead to the commissioning of Australia’s only known original pianola roll since World War II.

Although containing elements of Middle Eastern music, jazz, vintage electronica and folk, at its core Marine Theology remains a vocal-driven album full of pop sensibilities and melodic hooks.

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released November 17, 2014

The Cambrian Explosion are:
Rohan Long (Vocals, guitars, chord organ, keyboards, percussion, field recordings)
Simon Long (Bass, oud, cümbüş, keyboards, percussion)
Jem Savage (Drums, bass, guitars, percussion, keyboards, programming, editing, pianola, woodwinds)

Many thanks to Edward Fairlie (trumpet, flugelhorn), Amy Tankard (vocals), Louisa Rankin (tuba), Mary Walters (who welcomed us into her home to play her pianola, Howard) and Museum Victoria for the use of The Federation Handbells.

Additional thanks to Jake Boyle (photography) and Tim Ware (artwork).

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The Cambrian Explosion Melbourne, Australia

The Cambrian Explosion is a dynamic entity comprising multi-instrumentalists Rohan Long, Simon Long and Jem Savage.

Originating in Melbourne as a traditional three-piece in 2009, the band has produced and released three original albums.

Their third full-length album, Marine Theology, is an oceanic theme album encompassing sea ballads, invertebrate messiahs and a giant squid revenge shanty.
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