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2005-08-16
Tren Brothers (Mick Turner and Jim White): The Swimmer

The Swimmer is the Tren Brothers' contribution to Western Vinyl's portrait series. For The Swimmer the Tren Brothers created four musical selections and four videos, one to accompany each audio track. If you're familiar with The Dirty Three, Boxhead Ensemble, Bonnie Prince Billy's Get On Jolly, Cat Power's Moon Pix, or any of the other recordings Mick Turner and Jim White have contributed to, you're probably already familiar with their unique ability to lull and seduce listeners. Together Mick Turner and Jim White have used music, film, and still images to create a beautiful portrait of a character known only as The Swimmer.

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1998-02-01
Tren Brothers: Gone Away / Kit's Choice
7"  $4.25    

Brother Mick Turner and Brother Jim White have walked from the Timar Sea to the Indian Ocean drudging their instruments through the bush. These two Melbourne, Australia natives have made a name for themselves as 2/3 of the Dirty Three and by our estimates it won't be long til they're known widely as the brothers Tren. This debut single places the familiar guitar and worn harmonica of Turner with the taught and rebounding drums of White. The sounds within were hinted at on Turner's solo album, though at 33 rpm these instrumental ball breakers are given time to flesh out and expand over the Kata Tjuta. At a sum of fourteen minutes a means is provided for the Tren Brothers to stand apart from the D3 apparatus long enough to warrant notice as individual and flourishing musicians.