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newweirdaustralia on 03/25/2013 at 09:00AM

New Australian Experimental Electronic Releases from Drill Folly and Hollow Press

This month on Wood & Wire we're delivering new, experimental Australian music from two exceptional solo artists, Melbourne's Drill Folly and Hollow Press from Adelaide.

No Love Lost (WW15) is the debut release from electronic producer Sarah Phelan, under the name Drill Folly. Sarah has been making music for a number of years as a founding member of Melbourne's Tantrums, whose debut EP Anomie was released on New Weird Australia in 2010, featuring remixes from Collarbones & Worng. As part of Tantrums, Sarah has played live supporting Unkle, Mount Kimbie, Caribou, Four Tet, PVT, Xiu Xiu, My Disco, Jason Forrest and more.

This debut release is designed to be listened to on your own, in headphones. Sarah notes: "This is about expressing human emotion through machines. This is about therapy ... immersion ... escape ... about words being insufficient ... about trying to remember and remembering to forget. This is about not letting things sit on your hard drive until you die."

Beginning in early 2012, Adelaide’s Hollow Press has been using drone, glitches, field recordings, voices and industrial sounds to create his work. His first two albums, Fleeting Joy and Between Us were released digitally and on CD by US label Drug Arts. A remix album of his work was released in early 2013 with reworks from The Atlas Room, Shisd, Delphine Coma, Amanda Schoepflin and more.

The third Hollow Press album in the span of a year, Heads in Dust (WW16) is a collection of blissful and at times unsettling songs - an abstract soundtrack to someone’s innermost, darkest thoughts, as it drifts seamlessly though sonic atmospheres. Clearly Hollow Press loves the darker shades of experimentalism, exploring ambience, mingling sounds, wave-like-synths, bells, and distorted voices, resulting in a captivating and significant Australian experimental album.

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newweirdaustralia on 03/01/2013 at 08:44PM

New Experimental Electronic EP from Melbourne Solo Artist The Vainglories

Solace is the new EP from The Vainglories, the solo project of Melbourne artist Gillian Lever. Described as "lullabies for the nightmare-prone," Solace blends dark undercurrents with deceptively pretty melodies, shifting rhythms and synthetic textures.

Gillian has been writing as The Vainglories since 2003, creating scores for imaginary films. Whilst living in Melbourne she played in melodic pop band Tempted and electronica duo Sweet Violentine, and contributed music to theatre, live improvised comedy and (actual) short film. In 2007, she moved to Brighton in England and created a live performance set from The Vainglories' back catalogue of extraterrestrial lullabies, playing at celebrated Brighton venues such as Komedia and The Basement. Now based in Melbourne again, as The Vainglories she constantly struggles with the grammatical difficulties that arise from being a solo artist with a name more suited to a band. 'Solace' is her first release since 2010's 'Violets' and her debut release for Australian experimental netlabel, Wood & Wire.


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newweirdaustralia on 01/28/2013 at 07:00AM

A Wild, Romantic Experiment in Ambient Electronica and Post-Classical Forms

This week sees the release of The Pomegranate Cycle by Textile Audio on Wood & Wire. Woven from song, sound textures and fragmented orchestration, The Pomegranate Cycle is the creation of composer, mezzo soprano and sound engineer Eve Klein.

Since 2002, Eve has been working as a professional operatic mezzo soprano, electronic musician and academic. The Textile Audio project finds her working with scores, field recordings, and operatic-pop composite vocals to weave rich melodic soundscapes and textures that she describes as "unashamedly romantic". With a PhD in Music and Sound from Queensland University of Technology, and over 300 shows for Opera Australia under her belt, The Pomegranate Cycle marks the culmination of many years of explorations into the marriage of opera and classical forms with contemporary audio production.

An early work, Some Kind Of Mininova opened New Weird Australia's free compilation, Volume Four, and introduced Textile Audio to an audience who were among the first to experience Eve's unique contemporary Australian experimental opera. This was shortly followed by The Pomegranate EP on Feral Media, which featured early versions of tracks from The Pomegranate Cycle as well as a wonderfully sensitive rework of The Pomegranate Cycle's Demeter's Lament by electronic producer, Gentleforce.

In an interview with Eve in Cyclic Defrost, Melonie Bayl-Smith commented on the (then) work-in-progress Pomegranate Cycle:

"In a way, whilst there is a provocative electronic subversion inherent in the disruptive industrial clicks, blips and tears that punctuate the work, it is the sheer beauty of Klein's voice, heard against itself, against the samples and lines, against the disembodied choruses, that is the glue by which The Pomegranate Cycle is most potently held together. Here, at the point of Klein's voice and its placement in the structure of the music, are operatic traditions celebrated, challenged and reframed. This is contemporary music at its most relevant - it is simultaneously inward and outward focused in addressing the challenge of its existence and its capacity to produce something great."

The Pomegranate Cycle is now available as a Free Download on FMA

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newweirdaustralia on 01/28/2013 at 07:00AM

A Wild, Romantic Experiment in Ambient Electronica and Post-Classical Forms

This week sees the release of The Pomegranate Cycle by Textile Audio on Wood & Wire. Woven from song, sound textures and fragmented orchestration, The Pomegranate Cycle is the creation of composer, mezzo soprano and sound engineer Eve Klein.

Since 2002, Eve has been working as a professional operatic mezzo soprano, electronic musician and academic. The Textile Audio project finds her working with scores, field recordings, and operatic-pop composite vocals to weave rich melodic soundscapes and textures that she describes as "unashamedly romantic". With a PhD in Music and Sound from Queensland University of Technology, and over 300 shows for Opera Australia under her belt, The Pomegranate Cycle marks the culmination of many years of explorations into the marriage of opera and classical forms with contemporary audio production.

An early work, Some Kind Of Mininova opened New Weird Australia's free compilation, Volume Four, and introduced Textile Audio to an audience who were among the first to experience Eve's unique contemporary Australian experimental opera. This was shortly followed by The Pomegranate EP on Feral Media, which featured early versions of tracks from The Pomegranate Cycle as well as a wonderfully sensitive rework of The Pomegranate Cycle's Demeter's Lament by electronic producer, Gentleforce.

In an interview with Eve in Cyclic Defrost, Melonie Bayl-Smith commented on the (then) work-in-progress Pomegranate Cycle:

"In a way, whilst there is a provocative electronic subversion inherent in the disruptive industrial clicks, blips and tears that punctuate the work, it is the sheer beauty of Klein's voice, heard against itself, against the samples and lines, against the disembodied choruses, that is the glue by which The Pomegranate Cycle is most potently held together. Here, at the point of Klein's voice and its placement in the structure of the music, are operatic traditions celebrated, challenged and reframed. This is contemporary music at its most relevant - it is simultaneously inward and outward focused in addressing the challenge of its existence and its capacity to produce something great."

The Pomegranate Cycle is now available as a Free Download on FMA

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Sound_Summit on 09/17/2012 at 02:00AM

Mixtape from Newcastle Australia's Sound Summit Festival

Sound Summit Festival of Independent & Innovative Music presents a huge line-up of some of Australia and the world’s best and brightest musicians for the 2012 event. All will be playing across a series of official showcases, scheduled from Thursday 27th – Sunday 30th September in Newcastle, NSW.

Joining us in Newcastle this year will be:

BLUES CONTROL (USA) // HOME BLITZ (USA) // LASSE MARHAUG (Norway) // MIST (USA) // OUTER SPACE (USA) // RADIO PEOPLE (USA) // HIGH WOLF (France)

STRAIGHT ARROWS // OREN AMBARCHI // MAD NANNA // TWERPS // EAST LINK // RITES WILD // ROYAL HEADACHE // CANNANES // PRIMITIVE CALCULATORS // LOWER PLENTY // STITCHED VISION // PIMMON // GOOCH PALMS // CONSTANT MONGREL // CIRCULAR KEYS // NUN // REPAIRS // ASPS // SOFT POWER // BRAINBEAU // PINK MOUSE // AMATEUR CHILDBIRTH // DAY RAVIES // HALF HIGH // LOVE CHANTS // MITCHELL BRENNAN // TEEN AX // GHASTLY SPATS // MITCHELL BRENNAN // xNO BBQx // ORINOKOFLO // ORANJ PUNJABI // CHRONOX // SECRET BIRDS // DEFAULT JAMERSON // EKO EKO AZARAK // VON EINEM // JK FULLER // PEL MEL // SWAMI BINTON // LEATHER FEATHER // THE NUGS // LENIN LENNON 

SHOWCASES: RADIANT LIVE / NIHILISTIC ORBS / SBBTCL / ALTERED STATES / DISEMBRAINING MACHINE / CHAPTER MUSIC

These acts will play alongside a compelling conference program comprising a series of panels, workshops and discussions around independent and innovative music, an official Sound Summit cinema space, and for the first time in Sound Summit’s solo history, a festival club. 

Sound Summit's FMA collection features International and Australian artists playing at the 2012 festival including Blues Control (USA), Home Blitz (USA), High Wolf (France), Straight Arrows (Syd), Secret Birds (Bris), Lenin Lennon (Newcastle), Ghastly Spats (Syd), Circular Keys (Mel) and more.

New tracks will be added to this collection each day in the lead up to the event so keep an eye to our page!

 

Sound Summit 2012

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Sound Summit 2012
Ghastly Spats - "Kid" (02:58)
Ghastly Spats - "Kid" (02:58)
Lenin Lennon - "Mono" (02:22)
Lenin Lennon - "Mono" (02:22)
xNoBBQx - "Untitled" (03:28)
xNoBBQx - "Untitled" (03:28)
Chronox - "Untitled" (09:49)
Chronox - "Untitled" (09:49)
Brainbeau - "Frenchy" (01:38)
Brainbeau - "Frenchy" (01:38)
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UPLOADED:07/18/2012
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