Australian multi-instrumentalist Mick Harvey has completed a new album of duets, Phantasmagoria in Blue, his first collaboration with Mexican artist and filmmaker Amanda Acevedo. The 14-track album of duets features Harvey and Acevedo bringing new life to songs which were sourced from existing duets, songs that were never intended as duets, translations from Spanish, songs sung in Spanish, and a sprinkling of original compositions. Thematically the album explores the perennial themes of mortality, love and mankind’s search for meaning as well as incorporating an enthused engagement with the enigmatic and mythical. 

Listen back to Junkyard with Michael Mulholland to hear Mick Harvey & Amanda Acevedo perform an exclusive Studio 5 Live session.

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