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PHIL EMMANUEL


I've run out of superlatives for Phil Emmanuel - legendary 'electric guitar player',  python breeder, painter, true-blue Aussie & glad-to-say mate. He even inspired choice of wedding song with his enhanced-rendition of Mark Knopfler's 'Local Hero'.


Our pro-affair was consumated with a midnight-dawn session back in '89 to record the soundtrack for my first ever fishing adventure 'Big River Country'.  No script, no score, just a guitar, an idea, and two nights with Jack Daniels to produce sheer brilliance.


Sadly some mudhead sacrilegiously trashed the 24-track master, so it is no more. That's why you'll hear the video's nat sound/fx in the mix (when its published) ... sorry, but Phil's brilliance is worth more than such small sacrifice. 


A decade later Phil flew even higher with his soundtrack for 'Kingfisher'recorded at Simon Mills London Music Studios on the Gold Coast. Second verse same as the first, with Phil and his beloved Levinson Blade wistfully howling the wilderness tones of 'Call Of the Wild'


Innate sounds that only come from one who's just as much at home chasing snakes in the Australian bush as he is performing at a Chet Atkins Memorial gig on a Nashville stage.


www.philemmanuel.com

'INTO THE ARENA'  3-PLAY  [ Michael Schenker ]

1 / FULL-FRAME

2 / SPLIT-SCREEN

3 / KALEIDO

CLIPS.IN.PRODUCTION [ Coming Soon ]

Kingfisher
Kingfisher

SOUNDTRACK:

BIG RIVER COUNTRY

SOUNDTRACK: 

KINGFISHER

INTERVIEW PHIL:

THE EMMANUEL STORY

LIVE PERFORMANCE:

TUDOR HOTEL, TAMWORTH

PHIL'S ALBUMS  |  philemmanuel.com


TOMMY EMMANUEL

The Journey  [  The Journey  ]


Tommy Emmanuel too has been a major influence and literal inspiration in the Lomas / Naturescape journey. 


As a solo guitarist Tommy is lauded by peer & legend as among the finest in the world. His albums, country-classical-rock uniquely blended with worldly influences from flamenco to baroque, paints a musical-mosaic of Australia -- its sound & vision, wide-open spaces, carefree nature.


Tommy's albums have always been my go-to for visual inspiration. They were instrumental in the creation of  my 'listen to the music'  mantra. So-much-so that 'The Journey'  was the natural and only choice as the Naturescape Journey's soundtrack.


Together as 'The Emmanuel Brothers' , and solo, Phil & Tommy have been there from day-one ... from the Double-J studio recordings in the late seventies, to their closing ceremony performance at the Sydney Olympics, and on countless occasions since & in-between.

TOMMY'S ALBUMS  |  tommyemmanuel.com


THE HELLECASTERS


Phil Emmanuel first introduced me to The Hellecasters as"the greatest guitar band in the world".


"Hmm, big call" I thought at first, but it took just one listen for me to feel like a goat and be hooked  forever.  Literally! ... for The Helles, with their deep admiration for both Phil & Tommy, kindly permitted me to use all three of their albums for the soundtrack of my 4-hour fishing series, 'Breamin'  


Nup, no mannilow elevator music for these pickers & pluckers, only the real arse-kicking thing!  It was the perfect match for what was a brand new kind of toe-tapping sportfishing in Australia - flickin soft-plastic lures Yank-style.


Skip 'em. Twitch 'em. Roll 'em. Crank 'em. Bang, you better hang on!

[ 'Breamin'  ...coming soon to hd.Cinema Archives ]


thehellecasters.com


IVA DAVIES [ ICEHOUSE ]

Great Southern Land  [ Primitive Man ]


As one of Australia's most iconic anthems, Great Southern Land  was a natural selection for Naturescape's earth-sea-sky Dreaming -  a call for cultural reconciliation, for black & white to come together, to celebrate and share  the beauty & bounty of this great southern land.


Like GSL, Icehouse has been one of Australia's most revered bands, and Iva one of our most respected composers of music & film scores.


My Icehouse-moment came during Australia's Bi-Centennial Celebrations in 1988, when in front of a Royal Gala Concert audience, Iva & I performed a guitar-to-camera duet during Electric Blue


icehouse-ivadavies.com


DEEP FOREST

[ Deep Forest ]


The first time I heard Deep Forest was in 1994 while having lunch with  soundman Ian Sherry at a Mexican restaurant in London's Coventry Garden. On assignment for Olivia Newrton-John's 'Wild Life'  series it was a rare day off, and with Deep Forest's first few notes my chimichanga went gold. 


Up till then I'd been unsuccessfully scouring music libraries for a soundtrack for my then current production (obsession) 'Kingfisher'. Deep Forest's self-titled album was like no other before it, and immediately struck a chord as the 'nature music'  for which I'd long searched. The full album determined the length of lunch and prompted an immediate trip after to HMV Records to grab my new-found forest hymn.


While copyright prevented its use as Kingfisher's soundtrack it served as the perfect guide-track for the pace, timbre & natural feel of the sportfishing adventure.


Ultimately, Phil Emmanuel 's masterpiece 'Call Of The Wild'  went even better.


deep-forest.fr



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