Category Archives: Releases

Julian Curwin & Jane Sheldon ‘Crossing’

Romero Records is excited to announce the release of ‘Crossing’, the new collaboration between classical soprano Jane Sheldon (Pinchgut Opera, The Song Company, Elena Kats-Chernin, John Zorn) and guitarist Julian Curwin (The Tango Saloon, The Mango Balloon, Cannibal Spiders, Monsieur Camembert).

The pair first joined forces in experimental electronic pop band Gauche in the early 2000s (whose back-catalogue has just been re-released by Art As Catharsis). Now, more than a decade later, they bring together all of their intervening musical experiences for ‘Crossing’. Though difficult to neatly categorise, a shared love for western film scores, folk song and early music may give some clues. ‘Crossing’ is music that evokes other lands, sometimes real, often imaginary.

Official album launch June 1st at The Newsagency. Hear a sample here.

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The 40 Hour Jammin

In honour of Shenzo Gregorio’s The 40 Hour Jammin (happening April 21-22 on Magnetic Island) we’ve put two more albums up on Bandcamp: Pigeon Laundry and The Mango Balloon Volume 3, both albums featuring Shenzo. The 40 Hour Jammin raises money for Motor Neurone Disease research.

Pigeon Laundry frontThe Mango Balloon, Volume 3

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Two more releases from the Romero catalogue are now up on Bandcamp for easier access: ‘The Mango Balloon: Volume 2’, featuring Brian Campeau, and The Tango Saloon ‘In Black And White’ featuring Elana Stone. Enjoy!

The Mango Balloon, Volume 2'The Tango Saloon 'In Black And White'

The Mango Balloon: Volume 4

A little over 3 months since the launch of The Mango Balloon: Volume 4 (which doubled as Romero Records’ 5th birthday) – finally the dust has settled from this momentous occasion, and on re-visiting we can confirm that this really is a wonderful album! All the musicians did an amazing job, with special mention going to guest keyboardist Matt McMahon.

Update: the album has received a great review from John Shand in The Sydney Morning Herald – read it here.

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Romero Records on Bandcamp

To celebrate 5 years running as a label, Romero Records is very happy to make our first 3 releases available for download on Bandcamp. Including the genre-bending ‘Brainwashing For Dirty Minds’ by Darth Vegas, and two of The Tango Saloon’s explorations into the darkness, ‘Shadows & Fog’ and ‘Transylvania’, 5 years on we are still incredibly excited by this music!

The Tango Saloon 'Shadows & Fog'         Darth Vegas 'Brainwashing For Dirty Minds' (2012)          Transylvania

Romero Records 5th Birthday!

That’s right, Romero Records released our first two albums in 2012, on April Fools Day appropriately enough. We’re having a little party to celebrate 5 years, including a launch for The Mango Balloon’s fourth album (featuring keyboardist extraordinaire Matt McMahon) as well as two acts we are hoping to release in the very near future: surf rockers La Tarantella, and Micky Stu’s Magical Polymba Experience (aka Mick Stuart).

April 20th at Lazybones Lounge in Marrickville, join the party!

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Cannibal Spiders pre-order

The Cannibal Spiders debut album is available for pre-order now. As an added bonus, all Bandcamp purchases today contribute to the American Civil Liberties Union, i.e. supporting basic human values and hopefully slowing down the destructive behaviours of the US government. Album released February 17.

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