Kites was released in October 2009
By Michael Clarke, Mark Olszewski, Michael Owen and Gordon Clarke.
Produced by Kinematic and Michael Stifter.
Music and lyrics by Owen/Clarke.
Arrangements by Kinematic.
Engineered by Kinematic and Kevin Ross.
Recorded at Biscuit Boy, Whiskey & Rye and Sunshine Harvester (March-September 2008).
Mixed by Michael Stifter.
Mastered by Lachlan Carrick at Moose Mastering (with thanks to RRR and Moose).
Kinematic performed drums, percussion, loops, programming, bass guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandolin, harmonica, ebow, zheng, trumpet, saxophone, korg, rhodes, piano, vocals and Tibetan singing bowl.
Kinematic’s guests were Brian Clarke (alto saxophone & trombone on 5 O'Clock High), Ian Clarke (congas & percussion on Xrays & Traffic), Jimi Hocking (guitar solo on Beat Poetry), Brooke Owen (backing vocals on Pretty Ugly), Janey Bagley, Deanna Constantine & Kellie Constantine (choir on Winter Son), Dave Paxton (clarinet solo on 5 O'Clock High), Michael Stifter (flight service on Xrays & Traffic) and Coco, Fin, Geraldine & Kellie (school chants & hand claps).
Our thanks yet again to Kevin Ross and Michael Stifter for making it three from three, Jimi Hocking for patience, biscuits and old guitars, Pete Joison for inspiring artwork, Gavin Mandrelle for kites and concepts, Anthony L. Barrett for crazy FX pedals, our guest musicians for their time and talent, Geraldine Clarke for managing our chaos and our families for everything.
Melbourne streetscapes by Pete Joison.
Photography by Michael Clarke, Mark Olszewski and Chris Sommer.
Extra graphics and finished art by Gordon Clarke.
For the memory of Brian Clarke. Love you Dad, thanks for all the tracks. Xrays & Traffic is for Frederick Valentich, missing since 1978.
All tracks © Somersault Music/Kinematic. All rights reserved.