Recently I interviewed Mark Moldre about his latest album, the thoughtful, moving, endlessly interesting Nambucca Fables. The album was created in the wake of his mother’s death and reflects the tumultuous nature of grief – the sense of being caught in a dumping wave but on dry land.
One of the tracks on the album is ‘Dream Decay’, which is a surreal trip through the night. Says Moldre, ‘Reality and the 2am subconscious smash into each other to create a disjointed, nonsensical vision from deep in the night – “This is a Dream Decay. Wake up, I don’t wanna stay”.’
Now Moldre has a music video to accompany the song and give us a surreal trip for daytime, in which Moldre meets his younger self and – maybe – brings some of that parallel dimension of time into his present existence. It is whimsical and slightly unsettling with an undercurrent of something close to joy, which means it’s the perfect accompaniment to the song. And as it’s having its premiere here today you can watch it below and if you’d like to see Moldre live the dates are even further below.
NAMBUCCA FABLES ALBUM LAUNCHES
SAT JUNE 24TH – THE GOLDEN BARLEY, ENMORE, SYDNEY
W/ RESTLESS LEG
SUN JULY 9TH – LINK & PIN, WOY WOY, CENTRAL COAST
W/ THE FINALISTS
BOTH SHOWS FREE ENTRY