The String Contingent

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King Offa 05:40
Dialogic 07:26
Good Grief 05:30
Ictus 04:52
Ikadoo Blues 03:06


released March 25, 2010

The String Contingent are: Holly Downes, double bass - Graham McLeod, steel string guitar - Chris Stone, violin - Guest artist: Lucy Wise, vocals

Produced by The String Contingent

Recorded by Mischa Herman at St. Marks Church, Fitzroy, Melbourne, 4th - 5th March 2010

Mixed by Mischa Herman at Cycle Recording Studios, 6th March 2010

Mastered by Ross Cockle at Sing Sing, 10th March 2010

Cover art by Holly Downes. Photography and graphic art by Loren Chorley

Tracks 1, 3, 4, 6 and 7 composed by C. Stone - Track 5 composed by H. Downes - Track 2 composed by H. Downes and C. Stone - Track 8 composed by G. McLeod and H. Downes

All tracks arranged by The String Contingent

The String Contingent would like to thank: Mischa, Lucy, Loren, Anne, The Stones, Og, Cordelia, Alice and The B'Gollies


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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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