REFLECTIONS - Jake Amy




"In contemplation I look through my bedroom window to a clear evening sky. Golden sunlight dances through luscious foliage. My hands make shapes on a plastic-keyed piano. Colours of yellow, blue and orange stream through my consciousness - I hear ever-changing reflections of times passed. My hands create patterns, improvising without thought. I feel heartbroken." "I am reminded by your absence that life is unforgiving, unexpected, unfair. You're where we will all be some day - a part of the land." I acknowledge that this work was created on stolen land. I pay my respect to its true owners - the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. I would like to thank them for caring for this beautiful region for over 80,000 years. It is thanks to their knowledge, wisdom and tireless work that I can find comfort and inspiration in this beautiful country. Featured in this recording is vocalist and long-time collaborator Rose Bassett. Rose and I met at university where our love for music, humour and politics combined. We’ve been involved in a variety of projects together, and I am once again so privileged to work with such an incredible musician and friend. Each song on this EP aims to paint its own landscape. I hope you find comfort in these images. Double Bass: Robbie Finch Drums: Patrick Danao Percussion: Javier Fredes Piano: Jake Amy Trumpet: Ashley Ballat Vocals: Rose Bassett ‘Again’ and ‘Water’ composed by Jake Amy and Rose Bassett ‘Autumn’ and ‘Leaves’ composed by Jake Amy Mixed and Produced by Jake Amy Mastered at dB Mastering by Kathy Naunton Recorded at The Aviary Recording Studio by Fraser Montgomery, April 2021 Cover Artwork by Hannah McKittrick Director, Editing and Colour Grading: Jamie Barry Director of Photography: Ryan Bell Camera Operators: Jamie Barry, Ryan Bell Animations: Jake Amy Dedicated to Angus Gray and Lynette Papadopoulos 20% of all profits will be donated to the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation