Chinese Whispers

Jane continues to take her music in new directions without losing the influences that are so much a part of her identity. Her latest compositions emphasize free, brushstroke-like improvisations, which have been inspired by her recent experiences with other cultures and musicians and her life in China. With this constant yearning to take her music beyond convention, Jane has collaborated with many internationally renown musicians, including the Mongolian traditional folk musicians Hanggai on the track “Model Young Man”, and Beijing er-hu (2 stringed Chinese violin) player Yang Tian Chuan on the title track “Chinese Whispers” and “When You Come Around Here”

Her forthcoming album, Chinese Whispers (release planned for April 2007 on MGM) further develops the ideas and emotions that have long compelled Germain. And with her ever upbeat sense of fusion and generosity, her music continues to ignore the stylistic restrictions that can leave pop music stale. Chinese Whispers also features accompaniment from some of Western Australia's top musicians, including the highly acclaimed multi-instrumentalist Ian Simpson (Paul Kelly's Stormwater Boys), John Reed (Kavisha), Adam Gare (Uncle Bill, Sensitive New Age Cowpersons), Dave Brewer (Diamond Dave & the Doodaddies, Lucky Oceans) Joe Whittle and Ben Franz (The Waifs). Chinese Whispers was produced by Ian Simpson and engineered and mastered by Jeremy Allom (Massive Attack, David Bowie)

Jane Germain and Hanggai

Beijing, December 2006

(a performance for the

Deputy Prime Minister of Australia -
Mark Vaile)

Jane and Hanggai

Yang Tian Chuan
Er-Hu on
When You Come Around Here
Chinese Whispers

(recorded in Beijing on my Mac and M-Box
then tracked in the studio in Perth
with my Australian musicians)



Hanggai in Tutu Studios, Beijing

Tracking Model Young Man

Mixed and Mastered at Bold Park Studios, Perth

December 2006



yilchi-studioxiao hu-studiosanxianzaya-studio

Yeleleqin - taobushuur ; hugejiltu - morinhuur ; xu, jingchen - sanxian & guitar ; zaya - xinjiang drum




Top (left to right) Ben Franz, Adam Gare, Ian Simpson, John Reed

Bottom (left to right) Ian Simpson, Joe Whittle, Dave Brewer, John Reed

dressed_up snow friends

Beijing October 2004

Beijing December 2006

Waterfront records


Order Chinese Whispers

Artist: Jane Germain
Title: Chinese Whispers
Cat No: GERMAIN 002
Distributed by MGM Distribution Pty Ltd
PO Box A1437
Sydney South, NSW Australia 1235
Ph +612 9283 8250 Fx +612 9283 8307
WA Office C/- Westlink Multimedia
PO Box 233 Leederville WA 6902
Ph +618 9228 2059 Fx +618 9228 2159


MGM Distribution

Retail - WA - Chinese Whispers is also available at 78 Records, DA DAs, Mills - Fremantle, Planet - Mt Lawley,
JBs - Osborne Park & Perth, Trax Mirrabooka, The Purple Ear - Dianella, Jumbo - Bicton
Geraldton Compact Disc, Swell Sounds - Margaret River, Trax - Mandurah, Nobs Musique - Bunbury
NSW - Mall Music - Northern Beaches, Music Bizarre - Lismore, Redback Music - Wollongong, So Music - Newtown, Blackwood Sound Centre, HMV - Mid City
ACT - Abels Music - Canberra
VIC - Capricorn Records - Warnambool / Geelong, Leading Edge Music - Ballarat & Geelong, Readings - Carlton,
SA - Semprini's Music - Adelaide, Angus & Robertson - Burnside, Dillons Music - Norwood
QLD - JB's - Brisbane & Kedron, Sunflower Music Store,
TAS - Aroma Records

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