Durango

Durango

BandEDMPop

Electronica with female vocals from inner-city Sydney - similar to: Human League, St Etienne, Morcheeba, Zero 7

Biography

Durango began as a studio project involving artists on Endgame Records, and friends of its parent studio, Megaphon Studios.

Out of a three-day jam session, loops cut from disco records were mixed with surreal analog drum patterns, synth melodies and live bass lines.

Essentially electronic pop, Matthew Bright from garage post-rock band Alien Christ was originally responsible for much of the original bass, guitar and chord structure. Fellow Clan Analog and Krang member, John Prendergast, Shane Fahey (Makers of the Dead Travel Fast, sound recordist and engineer), and engineer Steve McMillan then combined analog synths, keyboards and samplers, developing and further changing the direction of the songs.

The project then progressed to more involved programming and editing in Logic and Protools by Steve. Vocalist Samantha Findley joined, bringing her heavenly voice, melodies and lyrics to the outfit. Early in her career as a singer, Sam's potential was realised immediately by Shane, Steve and Matthew. Sally Odling performs as guest vocalist (and lyricist) on the single Golden One.

The songs shift and change, twist and turn. Sam's dream-like, fragile lyrics weave throughout, translating the music into a human experience.

Durango's album is being released through Endgame Records in October 2006.

Lyrics

Golden One

Written By: Odling/Findlay/McMillan/Bright/Fahey/Prendergast

People through time like riddles through rhyme
Leave impressions on the world
like shadows from this girl
from this girl

people through time like riddles through rhyme
Leave impressions on the world
like shadows from this girl
from this girl

This is the theme for the golden ones
Both miles apart
but looking for the right path
While both mistakenly finding a fraction of eternity
to brighten the inside

(She can't give him all he needs
Tries every day to keep him to stay
but in vain - her heart still bleeds.)

People through time like riddles through rhyme
Leave impressions on the world
like shadows from this girl
from this girl

people through time like riddles through rhyme
Leave impressions on the world
like shadows from this girl
from this girl

This is the theme for the golden ones
Both miles apart
but looking for the right path
Through the fields of wishes to the forest shade
somewhere in between they must remain...
to brighten the inside

(She can't give him all he needs
Tries every day to keep him to stay
but in vain - her heart still bleeds.)

Mine eyes have seen the light...

Two bothered people both similar
both criminal, found something
within shining eyes
within shining eyes

Look her in the eyes
and reach in and see her
and only then will evil dissapear...

Pray she'll wake from her
Sunday morning daze

Discography

EP - 'Golden Ones' - 2006

track 1. Golden One: streaming airplay on last fm, various podcasts incl Chill Sydnicate, grooveTEK, Dave's Lounge, electronic periodic.