"[Laneous is] like a human centipede sewn out of all the greatest musicians from the past 80 years" - Beat Magazine
After relocating to Melbourne in 2016, the world-class guitarist, vocalist, composer, visual artist and - significantly - muse, leapt to action when he was offered a stage at the pending Strawberry Fields festival. Excited to create new music with Laneous, Paul Bender and Simon Mavin of Hiatus Kaiyote came on board swiftly as collaborators for the event, joined by Donny Stewart (Jazz Party) on vibraphone and flugelhorn and Hudson Whitlock (The Cactus Channel) on drums. Deadline looming, and with a room full of genius on their side, they infused controlled chaos with exotica & soul to produce a set which overflowed naturally into a record, with Bender taking the reigns as the album’s producer.
The result, a delicate and delicious journey through a near two-decade career, is Laneous' long awaited solo debut: a sublime genre work peerless in Australia. 'Monstera Deliciosa', out May 10 via Soul Has No Tempo.