Slay Me In My Sleep

Grand Salvo

Slay Me In My Sleep
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Slay Me In My Sleep

Grand Salvo

Melbourne’s Grand Salvo, aka Paddy Mann is in his 10th year of making music. After gaining critical acclaim for five successful albums, Mann has established himself as a songwriter of unique heart and soul with a depth of lyricism matched by a warm but widescreen musical vision.

Mann’s quiet, gently played tunes are filled with non-cliched images of the Australian environment: his yarn-spun glimpses of dried-out riverbanks and sunlight reflecting off gum leaves only used as colours on an emotional palette painting the country as an unending stretch of heartbreaking habitat.

Set to expansive and joyous instrumentation, ‘Slay Me In My Sleep’ is a lavishly decorated and unabashed melodrama. Intricate percussion, harp, recorder and woodwind play to the quick, restless pulse of youth, while in sparer settings cello, gentle guitar and delicate piano reflect the melancholy of old age and longing.

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grandsalvoMelbourne musician Paddy Mann has been quietly going about his business for some years now under the guise of Grand Salvo.

His sixth album, Slay Me in My Sleep, has seen him shift to Berlin, and producer Nils Frahm has fleshed out Mann’s stark sound with some lovely arrangements and some singularly beautiful piano playing.

Also on board are local favourites Laura Jean and Luluc’s Zoe Randell for a song cycle of star-crossed lovers and another gorgeously understated addition to Mann’s impressive body of work.

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