Chimney's Afire CD

Josh Pyke

$20

‘Chimney's afire’ is the cry whalers of yesteryear made when they harpooned a whale and a plume of blood and water spurted out of its blowhole into the air. “It's a horrifying, brutal image, but the actual language is evocative and quite amazing,” says Josh Pyke of the title of his new album, the follow-up to his ARIA Award winning debut ‘Memories & Dust’. The album is more than a simple ode to seafaring though. Pyke traverses an ocean of memories, ideas and thoughts about everyday concerns, with stability and the notion of making up your own mind emerging as overriding themes. He explores the concept of a home, what it means and why it's important; fate, and whether there is a plan for us all; getting older and what it means to settle down; responsibility; being careless or careful with people and the legacy one leaves when they go. While these concepts aren’t exactly unchartered musical territory, it’s Pyke’s unique way with words, sense of melody and quirky song structures though that set him apart from other singer/songwriters.

'Chimney's afire' is the cry whalers of yesteryear made when they harpooned a whale and a plume of blood and water spurted out of its blowhole into the air. "It's a horrifying, brutal image, but the actual language is evocative and quite amazing," says Josh Pyke of the title of his new album, the follow-up to his ARIA Award winning debut 'Memories & Dust'.
The album is more than a simple ode to seafaring though. Pyke traverses an ocean of memories, ideas and thoughts about everyday concerns, with stability and the notion of making up your own mind emerging as overriding themes.
He explores the concept of a home, what it means and why it's important; fate, and whether there is a plan for us all; getting older and what it means to settle down; responsibility; being careless or careful with people and the legacy one leaves when they go. While these concepts aren't exactly unchartered musical territory, it's Pyke's unique way with words, sense of melody and quirky song structures though that set him apart from other singer/songwriters.

Tracklisting

1. Chimney's Afire
2. You Don't Scare Me
3. The Summer
4. The Lighthouse Song
5. Candle In Your Window
6. Variations
7. Make You Happy
8. Our House Breathing
9. Even In Corners
10. Don't Wanna Let You Down
11. Parking Lots
12. Eat Me Alive
13. New Year's Song
14. Where Two Oceans Meet

Chimney's Afire CD by Josh Pyke