Cam Butler - electric guitar
Mark Dawson - drums and percussion
Composer and guitarist Cam Butler teamed up with renowned Australian drummer, Mark Dawson in mid 2007 to work on the recording of Cam’s album Dark Times (Symphony No. 2). A series of jam sessions followed from which was born The Coralinas. With the addition of Mark’s drumming, The Coralinas are a natural progression of Cam’s solo work for guitar and live looping. Mark has a rich musical pedigree – working with Ed Kuepper through the late 80’s and 90’s, he now plays with The Blackeyed Susans as well as The Coralinas. He is a perfect foil for Cam’s inspirational guitar work, sometimes using mallets, his hands and percussion as support for Cam’s guitar loops and grooves.
Partially composed, partially improvised, dark and mesmeric, spontaneous and exciting, live and hypnotic, a dreamy album of Coralinas’ music has been recorded. Entitled Free Energy, the album was recorded in full valve and 2 inch tape glory over a number of sessions at Soundpark Studios in Northcote, Melbourne.
The sound of The Coralinas is completely unique and captivating, evoking perhaps wild Australian landscapes, harsh deserts or maybe urban darkness.
"...there is a great sense of unboundless space and quiet optimism. As far as I am concerned The Coralinas are the Great Australian Band." (John Jacobs, ABC Radio National, The Night Air)