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Waterlily 05:04
Racing Calm 06:05
Dovetail 05:03
Garenin 04:38
Swamp Song 04:50
Plans Awry 02:02
Valvasen 06:11
Talk 03:41


'Talk" will re released for sale both here and through our website for CD mail orders on the 1st of February. Meanwhile, enjoy the free streaming!

Welcome to our third album of original compositions, inspired by people, places, situations, and our hopes for the future. Through the bafflingly wonderful language of music, we set out to explore the subtlety and complexity of communication. Themes; topics; thoughts; lines of enquiry; monologues and dialogues – all full of nuance and personality.

Since our last album, we’ve continued to grow as a band, diversifying our conversations and vocabulary by pushing each other to develop musically and technically. We have enjoyed this process and hope you too enjoy these musical trialogues.

Chris, Holly and Graham


released February 1, 2013

The String Contingent would like to thank:

Mischa Herman, the congregation of the Newstead Uniting Church, Bradley Cummings, Michael Lutman, Naomi Mikhaiel, Dave Collins, CC and Clive at Cowwarr Art Space, Mikaela Atkins, Adam Dempsey.

Camilla Higgins, Anne White, Oliver Downes, the Stone family, the McLeod family, the O’Leary family, Lucy Wise, Marilla Homes, Vera and George Herman, Modhan, Party Rho and The Doc, and everyone who has supported us personally and musically over the past year.

Alex Grant, Peter Madill and Benedict Puglisi for looking after our instruments.

Wally T. Wombat, for always watching.


Engineered by Mischa Herman at Newstead Uniting Church 1st-4th November 2012

Edited by Chris Stone at Cyclestudios, 26th-29th November 2012

Mixed by Mischa Herman at Cyclestudios, November/December 2012

Mastered by Adam Dempsey at Deluxe Mastering, 4th January 2013

Design and graphic art by Bradley Cummings (www.bradleycummings.net)

Original artwork and photography by Naomi Mikhaiel (naomimikhaiel.wordpress.com)

Live concert photography by David Collins (www.blackboxphotography.com.au)

Graham’s guitar was made by Peter Madill in 2011 (www.madillguitars.co.nz)


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The String Contingent have reached ‘the upper echelon of instrumental exploration, arrangement, composition and performance’ (Tony Hillier, Rhythms Magazine). Their music ‘brings to mind the bluegrass records of Yo-Yo Ma and Edgar Meyer … with elements of Bach, Kronos Quartet and sometimes a splash of Philip Glass ... they are incredibly skilled ...’ (Ulf Torstensson, Lira Magazine). ... more

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