Melaleuca

by Žika

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'Zika keeps closely to the feel of the previous album, with its atmospheric vibe and free flowing construct. There’s a strong link to the natural world in the song titles, CD art (which incorporates the National Gallery’s outdoor sculpture Cones) and the lyrics of the title track, with an unrestricted, expansive mood that opens itself to the appreciation of nature. The EP also takes a poetic turn, drawing on ideas from the work of William Blake and Samuel Taylor Coleridge' ~ BMA Magazine


Melaleuca - Zika

zika: vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, bass, nord: piano, organ and synth, mellotron m4 cello, casio cz 1000 synth, drum programs on lyrebird

cub callaway: electric and acoustic guitars, bass

louis callaway: drums and percussion

adrian stopford: guitar on lyrebird

harry dalton: baritone sax

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released April 17, 2016

words and music by zika except lyrebird (zika/stopford)

recorded at burnside cottage, canberra

additional recording at broken knee studio, murrumbateman village, nsw.

mixed at broken knee studio by cub callaway and zika

produced by zika and cub callaway

art design and photography by mikl longstaff. image rights: © Bert Flugelman'Cones'. NGA collection, canberra

thanks to bruce, louis, mikl, peter, harry and adrian for vision and reflections

sara, max and may are the darling buds

apologies to William Blake and Samuel Taylor Coleridge for allusions to their poems 'The Tyger' (1794) and 'Kubla Kahn or, A Vision in a Dream: A Fragment' (1797)

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© zika recording, summer - autumn 2016, australia.

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Žika Chester, UK

'Zika’s material is atmospheric, evocative and free-flowing...music that has no horizons.
~ BMA Magazine

'Solaris is a mesmerising listen.
~ Sydney Morning Herald

'Zika keeps closely to the feel of the previous album, with its atmospheric vibe and free flowing construct ...expansive mood that opens itself to the appreciation of nature' ~ BMA Magazine
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Track Name: melaleuca part I
melaleuca

by the blue melaleuca
there's a blackbird chink chinking in the trees
in the afternoon light his song is blinding
i close my eyes so i can hear
the words that only birds can speak

come and tell me that story lover
where nothing is lost and time is suspended
and everyone the darling buds are pleased
where everyone the darling buds the only ones are pleased

let her run let it be
let him run let it be

by the blue melaleuca
there's a blackbird chink, chinking in the breeze
and the hungry ghosts keep sing sing singing

let him be