[singlepic=13,320,240,,left]Drifter the long awaited solo album from Ian Bland featuring a generous 15 tracks that cover topics ranging from life in the Australian bush to life in the suburbs to just life in general. Years spent building up his arsenal of observations and snippets of ideas, all captured in notebooks and just waiting for their chance to be turned into a song.
Indeed even as “Drifter” is being released, Ian is already well into the writing for his next album. Drifter is full of songs that won’t be discarded after a couple of listens, songs that keep revealing ever more layers to intrigue you. Pick a song from the list on the right and then click on the play button and get a taste of how it sounds. It’s easier than reading another half a page of hyperbole telling you what it sounds like.

This is music that sits on your aural palette like a deep red wine, warming your soul and inspiring reflection in the listener.
Jarrod Watt – ABC

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The album was recorded at red room records melbourne and mt best gippsland
recorded and mixed by mark stanley
mastered by ross cockle at sing sing melbourne
produced by committee – mark stanley, greg hunt and ian bland
200px Front Coverdevil’s advocate – thatch
front cover art – peter lorkin
rear cover photograph – nicola graham
centre photograph – kim horton
design concept – ian bland
layout & additional design – jools thatcher www.joolsweb.com


Jesus of Hollywood – Recorded at the Brunswick Music Festival 2010

This is a new one I gave an outing at the Street Party…