Category Archives: Audio

Setec joins the Feral roster

Setec

We are extremely excited to welcome Setec (aka Sydney-based multi-instrumentalist Joshua Gibbs) to the Feral family.
Joshua has been making music under the Setec moniker since 2012 and first came to our attention via the amazing I’ll Be Good EP.

Setec’s music is a joyous, intimate affair combining found-sound percussion with looped acoustic instruments, long-forgotten samples and cascading vocal layers to create a unique and compelling sonic universe.

We will be releasing his debut full-length Brittle As Bones next month. In the meantime you can listen to Water or Concrete, the first single from the album via the player below.

0point1 releases debut album Clean Dirt

clean dirt

We are extremely proud to present Clean Dirt, the debut full-length from 0point1 aka Melbourne-based artist Bob Streckfuss.

Ever since we became aware of Bob’s work we knew this album was going to be special, and now that it’s finally here we are certainly not disappointed. The album follows on from his 17 minute epic The Dance of Mechanical Birds which provided an insight into his restless, creative world.

Clean Dirt is a work of startling beauty and intricate composition merging elements of dream pop and found sound electronica with complex rhythms and ethereal vocals.
The intricate manipulation of acoustic sources reveals a dichotomy between the organic and synthetic elements giving the music a frenetic, endearing quality.
Brimming with tireless creativity and a seemingly endless pool of ideas, the album is an exciting statement from a unique new voice amongst the current musical landscape.

Clean Dirt is available digitally and as a limited edition printed USB which contains bonus tracks and artworks.
Head over to the Feral bandcamp store here or listen via the player below.

First preview from 0point1’s debut album

0.1 artist pic

Later this month we will release Clean Dirt, the debut full-length from 0point1 aka Melbourne-based artist Bob Streckfuss.

The album is a work of startling beauty combining elements of dream pop and found sound electronica with frenetic IDM rhythms and ethereal vocals. Clean Dirt follows on from the epic 20 minute suite The Dance of Mechanical Birds released via Feral Media in 2013.

The lovely folk at A Closer Listen have premiered Cartoon River, the first preview from the album along with a brief interview with Bob.

Read the interview here and listen to the track via the player below. Stay tuned for the full release on June 23rd.

Autumn EP preview

Lower-Spectrum

On May 19th we will release the Autumn EP, the fourth and final instalment in our acclaimed Seasons EP series.
To whet your appetite we have uploaded the amazing contribution from Lower Spectrum aka Ned Beckley (pictured above). According to Beckley the track entitled Fell, represents the duality between light and dark and its transition as Winter looms.

Listen to the track via the player below or over at the Feral soundcloud page here

Stay tuned for the full EP which also features exclusive tracks from Angel Eyes, Golden Blonde and Comatone.

POWER MOVES remixes Spartak

power moves

The lovely folk at Who The Hell have just premiered the POWER MOVES remix of Spartak’s track Nightshift stating the “remix emphasises Buckett’s penchant for loops and abstraction – not to mention footwork. It’s a frightening snippet of mutated vocals and clattering snares; a very different animal to the original track”.
Listen to the remix and read the full article at the Who The Hell website here

Nightshift is taken from Spartak’s recent Five Points EP, and the remix comes from a special edition release of the EP which includes remixes from Andrew Pekler, Scissor Lock and Gatherer as well as a limited edition T-shirt.
Grab the special edition of the EP via the Spartak bandcamp page here

The band will be hitting the road shortly to launch the EP with dates confirmed for Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Check out the details below and stay tuned for further launch dates in Perth and Adelaide.

Sydney – Saturday May 24 @ FBi Social (with POWER MOVES, Scissor Lock & Reykjavictim)
Canberra – Friday June 6 @ Transit Bar (with Mornings & Power Moves)
Brisbane – Friday June 20 @ The Waiting Room (with Naked Maja & Spirit Bunny)
Brisbane – Saturday June 21 @ Sonic Masala Fest
Fremantle – July 10 @ Mojos (with Ron Pollard Quintet, Lower Spectrum & Gilded)
Perth – July 11 @ The Bird (with Flower Drums & Lanark)

Mess+Noise premieres new Spartak track

Spartak-Colour-Landscape

The fine folk at Mess+Noise have premiered a track from Spartak’s forthcoming EP Five Points, due out on Feral Media early April.

On Conditions – the opening track from the EP – sees the band moving away from the live improvisations of their previous album Nippon, capturing the essence of their unique forward thinking minimal electronics. Mess+Noise called it “a close mingling of experimental rigour and pop warmth…it packs emotional resonance in its soft singing and poignant lyrics”.

Check out the article on Mess+Noise here and listen to the track via the player below.

Stay tuned for full release details of Five Points soon.

First preview of the Summer EP

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The fine folk at Sound Doctrine have premiered the opening track from the upcoming Summer EP, the third instalment in our ongoing Seasons EP series.

The track comes from Sydney duo Bon Chat, Bon Rat who offer up a cover of the early INXS classic Don’t Change. The duo took inspiration from the opening synth line of the original – which they felt was particularly evocative of the Australian summer – taking it to the dance floor with their distinct and infectious brand of electronica.

Check out the track over at Sound Doctrine here and stay tuned for the full EP due out this Wednesday.

Strain of Origin III now available

Strain III artwork

Feral Media and LoFly Recordings are proud to present the third edition in our annual Strain of Origin compilation series.
The labels once again act as curators enlisting a host of amazing local artists including: Aoi, Nakagin, The Townhouses, Bon Chat, Bon Rat, Children of the Wave, Scissor Lock, Spartak, Trjaeu, Anomie, Vacant Lake, Inch Time, ¹fm¹, Reuben Ingall, 0point1 and Sadglint, with Feral/LoFly label artists ReSTReAM, aheadphonehome & Underlapper making a return appearance.

The concept remains the same with each artist submitting a track to be remixed and in turn receiving a track from which to create their contribution for the release and once again the results are nothing short of amazing.

Strain of Origin III is another uncompromising entry in the series, providing a comprehensive snapshot of both new and established Australian artists.
With the undeniable musical talent showcased on this years effort, we can’t wait to continue the series in 2014.

As always the compilation is free to download so head to the Feral bandcamp site here to grab your self a copy, or listen via the player below. While you’re at it check out the original Strain of Origin and Strain of Origin II

Seasons Series continues with Spring EP

Seasons - Spring art

Feral Media continue the Seasons EP series with the highly anticipated second instalment, the Spring EP. Once again the artists involved use the respective season as the inspiration for an exclusive new piece.

The EP opens with a track from Tim Shiel, who after recently retiring his Faux Pas moniker offers up something decidedly different with General Practice; a shimmering piece of pastoral folktronica replete with insect-like pulses and hazy acoustic guitar. Pimmon maintains the mood on Ytterbium, which opens with skittering percussion and droning brass pads which slowly dissolve into a warm and alluring closing passage.
Nakagin delivers a breezy electronic number with Bloom, which sees the producer basking in the pleasantly down-tempo surrounds that he has become synonymous with; whilst Nimble Animal sets a darker tone, rounding out the EP with his track Time Scraper; full of gurgling digital fuzz, stop-start rhythms and slightly menacing prose.

The Spring EP continues the fine form established on the first instalment, the Winter EP. And we are certain that the final two instalments will also deliver, rounding out what has already been an amazing series.
Stay tuned for the Summer EP, set for release early 2014 which will feature exclusive contributions from Bon Chat, Bon Rat, The Townhouses, Friendships and Tim Fitz.

For now bask in the beauty of the Spring EP which you can download over at the Feral bandcamp store, or listen via the player below.

Nimble Animal releases Bleak Moments

Bleak Moments

Feral Media are thrilled to announce the release of Bleak Moments, the stunning new EP from Nimble Animal aka Dom Stephens (Outerwaves/Oh Ye Denver Birds).

Bleak Moments finds Dom at the top of his game continuing the rich sonic experiments of his debut album Dumb Dirge, and underpinning them with an indie-pop sensibility resulting in a more immediate and personal release.
The EP takes cues from early electronic artists such as Tangerine Dream and Jürgen Müller, transforming them into modern pop music ventures with Dom’s warmly inviting production and catchy vocal melodies.

Bleak Moments is a welcome addition to the Feral Media catalogue, epitomising the labels ethos in promoting interesting and eclectic local music.

Listen/download the EP at the Feral Bandcamp store here and listen to lead single Back N Forth at the Feral soundcloud page here