2011 solo debut from the Australian singer/songwriter best known for his work with Died Pretty. Ron Peno is a songwriter of distinction - he co-wrote all of Died Pretty's classic material - and the possessor of a voice that is as instantly recognizable as it is beautiful and soul-baring. A familiar face on Sydney's inner city scene from the early '80s through to Died Pretty's split early in the new century, Ron has made Melbourne his home for the best part of the last decade. Whilst undertaking a couple of Died Pretty reunions (including for the Big Day Out nationally in 2009), Ron recently formed a solid partnership with ex-Silver Ray guitarist Cam Butler and the Superstitions were born. Ron reckons Future Universe is his best work since Died Pretty's definitive Doughboy Hollow's album. A wonderful set of Peno/Butler songs and an accomplished, richly detailed recording, the album sits well with the work of other Australian masters like Nick Cave and Ed Kuepper, and decidedly puts Ron in the same pantheon. Sensory Projects.
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