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Chris Watson Releases Piece For Australian Bushfire Charities
Christian Eede , January 31st, 2020 12:25

All money raised from sales of the release will go to the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery for the Australia Bushfires

Chris Watson has shared a 20-minute piece via Room40 called 'The Rail Trail'.

Released via Bandcamp, money raised by sales of the piece will be donated to the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery for the Australia Bushfires as relief efforts continue following the recent devastating Australian bushfires.

Speaking about the recording of 'The Rail Trail', which happened in Queensland in 2009, Chris Watson has said: "The sunset had left us in limbo. Lewis and I were hanging over the reeds on a bend in Blackbutt creek. One hand grasping an overhanging branch whilst with the other I clung to Lewis by his belt as he hung out over the water arcing a microphone pole towards the source. The frog chorus picked up, our conversation ceased, and we tuned into the darkness."

You can support the release here and listen to the track above.

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