Bendigo product David Turpie, better known as Sattwa Arising is a literal one-man band with new EP Paradise County hitting our airwaves with beautifully mastered instrumentals and a clear eclectic sound that is a pleasure for the senses.
Lead single ‘Sunburst’ as well as ‘Her Garden’ and ‘She’s The One’ are acoustically impressive tracks that speak to the range in which Turpie operates, with lyrics and soft melodies that offer tremendous range.
A heavier tone is taken with ‘Jesus Gonna Make My Dying Bed’ which boasts a dirty, grungy riff along with tambourines and loaded lyricism that harkens back to the 90’s grunge movement.
The new EP Paradise County is a clear progression in sound as Sattwa Arising deploys a heavier and more pointed sound to great success. Performing every instrument for David meant doing basic guide tracks followed by a day of drumming, then guitar, bass, vocals, keys and overdubs for every track on the EP himself. Although the work was intensive, with the help of Four4ty Studios in Melbourne, the various sounds were brought together in amazing unison.
Reviewed by Daniel Jubb