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All News Is Good News

by Surprise Chef

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"Cinematic soul from the Coburg Drive-In! The spirit of Axelrod with a nod to the Truth & Soul glory years. The College of Knowledge have done their homework, top marks" - Harvey Sutherland

All News Is Good News is the debut LP from Melbourne instrumental soul band Surprise Chef.

Recorded live to tape over a handful of sessions in the band’s home studio in Melbourne’s inner-northern suburb of Coburg, it traverses the group’s unconventional jazz-funk sound; journeying through cinematic shades of light and dark, tension and release.

Whilst the band comprises of four key members, All News Is Good News features multiple guest instrumentalists on bass flute, vibraphone, saxophone, congas and assorted percussion, creating vivid, textural landscapes within the journey of the album.

“We wanted to make a record that reflected the connections we have within our tight-knit musical circle - All News Is Good News was recorded in our home and played, mixed and mastered by friends from different corners of our musical family. The title is an observation that every experience you have contributes to a better understanding of yourself and the world around you.” – Lachlan Stuckey, Surprise Chef

The album is the first full-length release of the College Of Knowledge Records imprint, following the label’s three 7” releases from Melbourne left- field funk/soul bands Surprise Chef, Karate Boogaloo and The Pro-Teens.

credits

released November 8, 2019

Jethro Curtin - Keys
Lachlan Stuckey - Guitar
Andrew Congues - Drums
Carl Lindeburg - Bass
Hudson Whitlock - Vibraphone & Percussion
Lucky Pereira - Percussion
Henry Jenkins - Percussion
Erica Tucceri - Flutes
Greg Sher - Alto Sax
Jon DiNapoli - Tenor Sax

Tracked and recorded by Henry Jenkins at The College Of Knowledge
Mixed by Henry Jenkins at Hopestreet Studios
Mastered by Max Dowling
Cover Design by Lachlan Stuckey
Photo by Jethro Curtin
Labels by Callum Riley

Thank you to our landlord, our cat and our community.

This record was created on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

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Surprise Chef Melbourne, Australia

Surprise Chef are Coburg’s cinematic soul journeymen, pushing moody shades of instrumental jazz-funk with a DIY mentality.

The centrepiece of the College Of Knowledge Records roster, Surprise Chef’s output reflects a meticulous education of 1970’s soul, touching on the legacies of composer/producers David Axelrod & Isaac Hayes, with cues also taken from the catalogues of Daptone and Truth & Soul
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