Australasia (album)

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Australasia
Studio album by Pelican
Released November 4, 2003
Recorded Spring 2003, Volume Studios, Chicago[1]
Genre Atmospheric sludge
Post-metal
Length 50:18
Label Hydra Head Records
(HH666-75)
Producer Sanford Parker, Pelican
Pelican chronology
Pelican
(2001)
Australasia
(2003)
March into the Sea
(2005)

Australasia is the full-length debut album by Chicago post-metal band Pelican. It was released November 4, 2003 on Hydra Head Records.

Guitarist Trevor de Brauw has noted that because of budget restrictions, the Australasia sessions had to be rushed. The studio was also under construction during recording and had a few impediments.[2] Despite this, critical reception has been largely positive.

The track "Drought" was used in the 2009 war film The Messenger.[3][4]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[5]
Stylus A-[6]
Tiny Mix Tapes 4/5[7]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Pelican.

  1. "NightEndDay" – 11:15
  2. "Drought" – 8:24
  3. "Angel Tears" – 10:59
  4. "GW" – 3:34
  5. "Untitled" – 5:20
  6. "Australasia" – 10:49

Vinyl version[edit]

Side A
  1. "NightEndDay" – 11:15
Side B
  1. "Drought" – 8:24
  2. "GW" – 3:34
Side C
  1. "Angel Tears" – 10:59
  2. "Untitled" – 5:20
Side D
  1. "Australasia" – 10:49

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australasia (liner notes). Pelican. Hydra Head Records. 2003. HH666-75. 
  2. ^ "Pelican: Interview with Trevor de Brauw". HailMetal.com. October 31, 2005. Retrieved March 28, 2008. 
  3. ^ "Pelican Has Song, 'Drought', Featured in 'The Messenger' Movie". Metal Underground. November 29, 2009. Retrieved February 17, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Debate: Integrity and Selling Out in 2010". The Scion Music(less) Music Conference. Retrieved February 17, 2011. 
  5. ^ York, William. "Australasia – Pelican". Allmusic. Retrieved April 25, 2011. 
  6. ^ Queen, Dave (11 December 2003). "Pelican - Australasia - Review". Stylus. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  7. ^ Amneziak. "Pelican - Australasia". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved 19 March 2013.