Gritty, lyrical, groove-laden, with roots not only in the blues, but also the indigenous music of Australia and contemporary electronica, Something For The Pain consists of 11 original compositions, blowing boundaries at every turn: geographical, genre and in terms of the experience and careers of Span and Cang. But the union has paid dividends.
The album, Something for the Pain, was formerly released in Australia as Spantronics. It’s available through MGM records.
Doc Span and the Somerset based, UK based multi instrumentalist and producer, Matthew Cang, released their particular kind of panacea on September 25th 2006 through Proper Records in the UK (also under the name Something for the Pain).
Matthew’s track record extends from teenage membership of the late-period Sensational Alex Harvey Band to managing London’s legendary JAM Studios to his current status as a highly respected soundtrack writer and producer of library music for TV and film.
Something For The Pain was largely written and recorded on the Sunshine Coast over one summer, mainly on a laptop on Doc’s back porch in the Queensland rainforest.
“You won’t hear music like it anywhere else. It’s blues, Jim, but not as we know it.”