“Australian Underground” (Used 8 times)
newweirdaustralia on 06/15/2014 at 03:21AM
Wood And Wire invites you to a take journey to the inner reaches of the mind; follow the sines to the symbols, to a place where time has no meaning, courtesy of our cosmonauts of inner space Elbee & Invisible Prism.
Psychic map-maker Invisible Prism drops his debut on Wood And Wire, titled Innermost Outerspace. The EP is a analogue travelogue of subtle body music, timelessspace anthems and psychosomatic experiments - an instructional manual for a fantastic voyage.
Sydney producer Elbee recently found his way onto FBi Radio's Open Day Podcast, and his track Boxing was added to rotation on the station shortly thereafter. Visions Of Vactrols is the follow-up to his debut self-titled EP, and finds Elbee navigating between crisp, angular electronics and plateaus of hushed calm.
Both releases are now available for free download from the FMA.
newweirdaustralia on 05/23/2014 at 10:18PM
Dig deeper into the Australian underground with four new releases from the Wood and Wire label - Black Pines offer a ragged, psych-damaged lava-wall of ash and guts and glory; Motion erase improvised boundaries, merging avant-garde jazz and left-field electronics; there's an audacious leftfield avant-rock debut from Perth's Mudlark; and Gatherer offers ambient/drone pieces intended for the spaces between your headphones.
WW27: MUDLARK Zimdahl
The debut release from Perth's Mudlark has already been dubbed as "bristling, vibrant instrumentals that prove antsy and unpredictable" by Mess + Noise, "a hard listening indie-jazz fusion cacophony that destroys your ability to think or reason" by The Music, and Cool Perth Nights concluded that it was "a weird riddle, a fascinating and deeply enjoyable mystery". Pivoting between only two instruments, with no re-amping or overdubbing, Zimdahl aims for a truly accurate rendition of Mudlark’s unique sound in a live environment.
WW29: GATHERER Amoeba Miasma Void
Amoeba Miasma Void is the new EP from Gatherer - the solo project of Morgan McKellar, one-half of Canberra improv-noise duo, Cold House, formerly of Sydney band Underlapper and his now defunct solo project Morning Stalker. Manipulating (mostly) found-sounds from audio libraries, online video, and field recordings to create improvised sample-driven, Amoeba Miasma Void is a collection of four ambient/drone pieces intended for headphone use.
WW30: BLACK PINES Harsh Out
Black Pines is about dislocation. Two friends separated by real life, wondering out loud about how and why one whole side of rock history has evaporated. That missing side – the abject horror of psychedelic rock – is where this project lives. This isn’t a revival or pastiche. No jams. No art. This is criticism. // Ian Rogers (No Anchor) plays guitar and sings. Benjamin Thompson (The Rational Academy) plays guitar.
WW31: MOTION Syllepsis
Motion draws on experimentalism, avant-garde jazz, left-field electronic music and more. The result is music that deconstructs song forms, explores textural possibilities and is both hypnotic and immersive. Syllepsis sees Perth-based multi-media artist, Kynan Tan join the band to aid in the creation of a collection of music where electronics and instruments meet in a constant state of tension and release.
TAGGED AS:australian underground, electronic, noise, improvised, electronic experimental, See More...
newweirdaustralia on 03/25/2013 at 09:00AM
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.
newweirdaustralia on 03/01/2013 at 08:44PM
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.
TAGGED AS:experimental, new weird australia, experimental electronica, australian underground, experimental electronic, See More...
SomethingNewNow on 01/19/2012 at 04:01AM
Java Starr's Bio:
Originally from Des Moines, Iowa Java moved to Minneapolis, MN in the 4th grade. He played college football until 2004 when his life took an unexpected turn. He was convicted of robbery and spent two years in prison. A blessing in disguise, Java used that time to write lyrics expressing himself and putting his life experiences into music. He began recording in 2006 with local Minneapolis producers Sinister Grinch, Pquan and Future along with local rap artists Drissola and Metasota. Through them he met the founder of the northern division of Devin the Dudes Houston based record label, The Coughee Brothaz, Jesse Zaske aka Dream. Music is in his blood; it is his life, his passion, and purpose for existence. He works hard at his craft and has a deep seeded drive to succeed. He comes with a professional attitude ready to do whatever it takes to further his career. Java wants people to feel the depth of who he is and what he is about through his music, from his darkest moments to his richest joys. Java wants to reach through the headphones and speakers with music that everyday people can party too, make love too, smoke too, even fight too, but most importantly, music that they can relate to because we are all connected in one way or another. Java’s story will be told but even more, he offers a fresh perspective on the story of the streets and all who have lived the struggle to be heard by millions. Java has performed for 5,000 + crowds-opened up for Lil Wayne, Twista, Young buck, Yukmouth, and Tre songs. He has worked with talents such as Chicago producer "The Legendary Traxter", the Gramhis winning rap artist “Yukmouth", rapper “Smit D” of the group Facemob, Johnny P of the group Do or Die, and Houston’s “Devin the Dude” and "The Coughee Brothaz.”
Main Website: http://www.java420.com