Music

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This Machine

Cat# SP006 | Released 10th Oct, 2014

FourPlay began their life playing mostly covers. This Machine is our first album of 100% original material, and arguably their finest, most intriguing long-player to date.
What’s in store? Epic soundscapes, rock ‘n’ roll, chainsawing violas, jazz, eastern influences, pop songs.

Released by FourPlay String Quartet / Smart Pussy Records. Distributed in Australia by MGM.


Fourthcoming

Cat# SP005 | Released 3rd July, 2009

Writing credits:

  1. Everything Was Going Fine… — original by Peter Hollo & FourPlay String Quartet
  2. Butter Girl — original by Lara Goodridge & FourPlay String Quartet
  3. Seekers Who Are Lovers — Cocteau Twins
  4. The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades Is Out To Get Us! — Sufjan Stevens
  5. Venice Underwater — original by Shenzo Gregorio and FourPlay String Quartet
  6. A Grain of Truth — original by FourPlay String Quartet
  7. Rudd-a-dub Dub — original by FourPlay String Quartet
  8. Killing In The Name — Rage Against The Machine
  9. Spanish Castle Magic — Jimi Hendrix
  10. Where The Sun Don’t Shine — original by Tim Hollo & FourPlay String Quartet
  11. Famous Blue Raincoat — Leonard Cohen
  12. Lover Man — James Edward Davis, Ram Ramirez & Jimmy Sherman, originally performed by Billie Holliday

Released by FourPlay String Quartet / Smart Pussy Records. Distributed in Australia by MGM.


Now To The Future

Cat# SP004 | Released 26th June, 2006

Writing credits:

  1. 2+2=5 — Radiohead
  2. Evolve or Decay — original by Lara Goodridge
  3. Downtown Nudnik — original by Peter Hollo
  4. You’ve Changed Your Tune — original by Peter Hollo, Tim Hollo, Lara Goodridge and Shenton Gregory
  5. Reptilia — Julian Casablancas/The Strokes
  6. All Blues — Miles Davis
  7. Trust — original by Lara Goodridge
  8. Now To The Future — original by Peter Hollo, Tim Hollo, Lara Goodridge and Shenton Gregory
  9. Bollyrock — original by Peter Hollo, Tim Hollo, Lara Goodridge and Shenton Gregory
  10. Cry Me A River — Arthur Hamilton
  11. Goodbye Pork Pie Hat (Theme for Lester Young) — music: Charles Mingus; lyrics: Rahsaan Roland Kirk
  12. The Hunter — original by Lara Goodridge
  13. Appalachian Jam — original by Peter Hollo, Tim Hollo, Lara Goodridge and Shenton Gregory

Released by FourPlay String Quartet / Smart Pussy Records. Distributed in Australia by MGM.


FourPlay 3″ trilogy parts 1-3

Cat# SPS001-003 | Released 2nd May, 2006
FourPlay’s gorgeously-packaged series of 3″ CD singles came out mainly as promo for the album Now To The Future.

Writing credits:

  1. Reptilia — Julian Casablancas/The Strokes
  2. Everything Was Going Fine — original by Peter Hollo
  3. Miserlou (live at the Basement, March 1999) — Traditional Greek, popularised by Dick Dale & his Del-Tones

Writing credits:

  1. Downtown Nudnik — original by Peter Hollo
  2. Drunken Hearted Man Blues — Robert Johnson
  3. Can’t Trust This — original by Lara Goodridge

Tracklisting:

  1. Trust — original by Lara Goodridge
  2. Trust (Clue To Kalo remix) — original by Lara Goodridge, remixed by Mark Mitchell
  3. You Can Put Your Shoes Under My Bed — Paul Kelly

Released by FourPlay String Quartet / Smart Pussy Records. Available exclusively from the band.


Digital Manipulation — the FourPlay remix project

Cat# SP003 | Released 8th August, 2001

The love-child of FourPlay cellist Peter Hollo aka raven, this album sees the familiarly beautiful sounds of this string quartet sampled, digitally manipulated and remixed by some of Australia’s most highly-regarded electronic artists.

A full run-down with artist bios and more is archived by the Wayback Machine here.

Released by FourPlay String Quartet / Smart Pussy Records. Distributed in Australia by Vitamin Records.


The Joy Of…

Cat# SP002 | Released 30th June, 2000

Writing credits:

  1. Domino — The Clouds
  2. Just Like U Said It Would B — Sinéad O’Connor
  3. August — original by Lara Goodridge
  4. Meshugganah (dub) — original by Peter Hollo
  5. Meshugganah (klezmer) — original by Peter Hollo
  6. Ich Bin Ein Auslander — Pop Will Eat Itself
  7. Breakfast In America — Supertramp
  8. The Boy From Ipanema — Antonio Carlos Jobim
  9. On The Road Again — Willie Nelson
  10. Cut Up — Ned’s Atomic Dustbin
  11. Lilli Pilli Drive — original by Peter Hollo, Tim Hollo, Lara Goodridge and Chris Emerson
  12. Gypsy Scream — original by Veren Grigorov
  13. Femme Fatale — The Velvet Underground, this version incorporating part of the Requiem by Gabriel Fauré

Released by FourPlay String Quartet / Smart Pussy Records. Distributed in Australia by Vitamin Records.


Catgut Ya’ Tongue?

Cat# SP001 | Released 1st February, 1998

Writing credits:

  1. Theme from Dr Who — Ron Grainer, realised by Delia Derbyshire
  2. Corrosion — original by Peter Hollo and Chris Emerson
  3. Grace — Jeff Buckley and Gary Lucas
  4. My Baby Just Cares for Me — Nina Simone
  5. The 2 of Us — Suede
  6. Enter Sandman — Metallica
  7. Theme from The Simpsons — Danny Elfman
  8. Sabotage — The Beastie Boys
  9. The Ocean/Black Dog — Led Zeppelin
  10. The Sweetest Perfection — Depeche Mode
  11. Languid, Yet… — original by Peter Hollo

Released by FourPlay String Quartet / Smart Pussy Records. Distributed in Australia by Vitamin Records.