Chris Mason

christrees square“Hidden Shoal delivers another winner with this record as Mason deftly sets himself apart from a long list of singer-songwriters.” Delusions of Adequacy

It was inevitable, really. From a family of musicians (father, brother, uncountable sisters) …another musician. Treading the path most trodden, taking the easy decision into a life of creative despair and financial ruin. No, really…

The stunning pop of Masons debut Up Down Up was the result of an auteur’s touch. The album was wonderfully received and resulted in Mason becoming an iTunes indie feature artist. Chris Mason is also the founding member of sonic star-gazers My Majestic Star.


Discography

Restless


July 2007

On his sophomore release Chris Mason and his band The Implosion traverse the realms of melancholic pop, gorgeously crafted acoustica and shining newgaze rock. Restless is a masterful foray into pop music in all its varied guises.

The albums features the recently released single ‘Fast and Furious’ with its visceral growling guitars, layered rolling hooks and aching vocals. Along with the hanging ambient acoustica of ‘Wait’, the down rock viscera of the Swerverdriver’esque “The Safety Day” and the gorgeous rising pop of the title track, Restless is kaleidoscopically beautiful, built around a wonderful sense of songcraft and pop sensibility.

Up Down Up


May 2006

Chris Mason delivers an exquisite debut, laiden with beautifully crafted melancholic pop songs. Too many adjectives? Have a listen and you’ll see why.

 

Biography

The Music
“Up Down Up” is a slab of layered, lush melancholic pop by Australian pop maestro Chris Mason. A beautifully crafted longplay that soars and dives with each new track, moving through landscapes of shoegaze bliss rock to gentle melancholic acoustica. This is undeniably engaging pop that leaves an impression long after the last chord is struck.

From the anthemic shoegaze pop of “Better” (the first single released off the album), to the down and drugged waltz of “Drowning”, to the gentle acoustic zen melancholia of “Running”, the album manages to embrace and distill all that is good about indie guitar pop while carving its own special space.

The album continues the lineage of the fine indie singer songwriter guitar pop that has come out of this country of late. Music that manages to infuse itself with a unique and innate Australian feel while never being cliched or obvious.

In recent recognition of the album’s strength, “Up Down Up, was chosen as one of the “Left of Centre Slices of Brilliance” in iTunes Australia’s January 2007 Indie Singer/Songwriter Spotlight.

The album saw its original release in May 2006 and is now available from all good online stores including iTunes, eMusic, Sony Connect and the HSR Store.

The Man
It was inevitable, really. From a family of musicians (father, brother, uncountable sisters) …another musician. Treading the path most trodden, taking the easy decision into a life of creative despair and financial ruin. No, really…

Chris Mason, solo artist, locked in the studio for quite some time but finally emerging with an album that, to his perfectionist mind, was good enough for other people to hear. Writing, arrangements, production, and instrumentation all sweated over. This album is the result of an auteur’s touch.

With an ep currently in production and a string of live shows set for 2007, the story continues and begins to look more interesting with each passing episode.

 

News

Reviews

Artist Photos

 

Music Videos

Sorry, no videos yet.

Licensing

Chris Mason’s music is  available for licensing (master & sync cleared) through Hidden Shoal. Please contact us with some basic details about your project and the track(s) you wish to use and we’ll be sure to get back to you straight away.

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on TumblrShare on Google+Pin on PinterestShare on LinkedInShare on StumbleUponDigg thisEmail this to someone