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The Deadnotes
Orange Trumpet

SAB034 | LP, DL

The Deadnotes are Eugene Carchesio, Stuart Busby and Leighton Craig, from Brisbane, Australia. With an arsenal of trumpet, guitar, drums & casio, the trio make a glorious racket that’s drawn comparisons (rightly or wrongly) to Ennio Morricone, Maher Shalal Hash Baz, The Magic Band, Moondog and even The Minutemen. Since their formation in 2005, the band has written and recorded hundreds of minimal miniatures, some of which have appeared on limited CDRs via Craig’s Kindling imprint. The 30 tracks that comprise Orange Trumpet–the trio’s defining statement–are amongst their earliest creations.

Trained in the ‘school of error,’ The Deadnotes’ fractured pop fondly touches upon the sounds of their forebearors in Brisbane, from experimental (The Lost Domain), to skewed pop (Small World Experience), to moody punk (The Five Minutes), to amalgams of all of the above (Carchesio’s solo project, D.N.E.). Edition of 400.

Track Titles


  • 1. Through the Hoop
  • 2. Broken Wheel
  • 3. Orange Trumpet
  • 4. 3 - 0
  • 5. Ask the Question
  • 6. Twice Round the Block
  • 7. Gigantor
  • 8. Formula Discovery
  • 9. Louis' Dog
  • 10. Ants
  • 11. Falling Up
  • 12. Hourglass
  • 13. Make Waves
  • 14. Three Set Sail
  • 15. Chasing the Tail
  • 16. The Equation
  • 17. Guinea Pig
  • 18. Form a Ring, Shuffle Left
  • 19. Tug o' War
  • 20. The Days and the Nights
  • 21. Join the Dots
  • 22. Pandanus
  • 23. Mr. Methodical
  • 24. The Processional
  • 25. In the Fall of Time
  • 26. Do the Deadnote
  • 27. Gigantor (reprise)
  • 28. Blindfold
  • 29. Towards Home
  • 30. The Deadnotes Theme

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