Accomplished musician and composer Jackson Mico Milas unveils his debut album this November. ‘Blu Terra’ brings together eleven tender and emotive compositions and finds the British-Australian artist hitting his stride.’
On this first single drop – ‘Lost In Seasons’ – we’re given an opening gambit into the album’s tone and substance, as Jackson delivers a gentle vocal backed with delicate guitar work.
B-side ‘Katia Standing Alone’ is an instrumental piece that deploys tender strings and sweeping refrains to hypnotic effect. Along with the accompanying visualiser, it is a stirring yet understated supplement to ‘Lost In Seasons.’
Having cut his teeth at New York’s Nylon Studios, Jackson has carved out a highly successful career to date, with numerous award-winning film and TV scores under his belt including work for Tim Minchin’s acclaimed Sky Atlantic drama Upright and the Earth Hour campaign which gained him a nomination at the LIA Awards. Jackson also gained prominence with his band High Highs, who were signed to Elton John’s Rocket Records label, and toured with the likes of Vampire Weekend, Empire Of The Sun and Sky Ferreira.
On ‘Blu Terra’, Jackson comes of age, and delivers a mature and elegant suite of compositions encompassing acoustic, alt-folk and jazz elements to set up soaring and heartfelt songs. The LP features a cast of great players, including Tim Lefebvre (David Bowie ‘Blackstar’), Robby Sinclair (Chet Faker/Nick Murphy), Troy Simms (Lee Scratch Perry) and Veronique Serret (Joanna Newsom’s Y’s Street Band). String arrangement on ‘June’ comes from Elliott Wheeler (Head Music Director/Composer on ELVIS). Mixing & production by Phil Weinrobe (Big Thief, Adrienne Lenker) and Dave Harrington of Darkside. The album is released on Apollo, the home to ground-breaking talent such as Aphex Twin, Nadine Shah, Synkro, Biosphere and many more over its 30-year tenure.
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