Interview: The Maple Trail

Aidan Roberts is on his way home to the Blue Mountains via train when we connect, then disconnect, and then connect again. He’s just come off, and about to launch back into more shows on the latest Lanie Lane tour. The man’s third solo release under the Maple Trail moniker has just been freed, and his production workload and composing of theatre scores is as hectic as always. Then there’s Tubular Bells For Two, the musical project Roberts shares with Daniel Holdsworth. Through TBFT the pair interprets the classic ’70s Mike Oldfield record, Tubular Bells, in a multi-layered sonic spectacular that finds two men playing over 20 instruments to realise its sound. He’s clearly got a bit on has Roberts, so downtime is crucial. Read the full piece here.

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