‘Deep Leads’ is the underlying layer to our previous album ‘Loom’. Where Loom explored the basalt bed and surrounds of the younger Merri Creek waterway, Deep Leads heads underground and within, exploring industrial, agricultural and personal histories (Blue Lake, The Dry, A Very Long Time) , heavy and precious metals (Radium Girls, Mine), internal realms of escape and quest (Poison Garden, Cyclamen, Nitrates).
We recorded and produced ‘Deep Leads’ at home in the Merri Creek water catchment area. There are many accretions of history along this waterway, and it always seems to find a way into our work and life. The street we live in is a stormwater course to the Merri. The album was mixed by the banks of the Merri in East Brunswick by James Cecil at Super Melody World, and mastered just uphill to the west, on Brunswick high ground, by Adam Dempsey at Deluxe Mastering Melbourne.