Category Archives: Releases

Perfume Garden presents Splintered Time

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We are proud to present Splintered Time, the latest release from Brisbane artist Perfume Garden aka Errol Hoffman.

Splintered Time finds Hoffman continue his experiments into synth-heavy post-punk drawing on past influences such as Joy Division, Cocteau Twins and the film scores of Vangelis, to modern boundary-pushing artists such as Oneohtrix Point Never and Tim Hecker.

Composed using his extensive collection of old Casio keyboards, Hoffman counterbalances the ominous, subterranean drones and primitive drum machine beats with icy melodies that pierce through the sludgy depths with glistening clarity.

The wonderful peeps at whothehell.net premiered the album earlier this week calling it “the perfect soundtrack to enjoying your own post-apocalyptic fantasy on these long mid-winter nights”.
Check out the full review from whothehell.net here.

Listen to Splintered Time via the player below or download from the Feral bandcamp store here

Clairaudience return with Sun Damage

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It’s been a long time between drinks for Clairaudience; started in 2005 by Feral Media founder Danny Jumpertz and his wife Caroline the band released an instrumental improv debut album in 2007 as part of the POW WOW new music series.

In 2013, once core members Danny and Caroline had emigrated to the USA, the band found new members in Franzi Szymkowiak, Kerrii Cavanagh and Heidi Patalano, and started gigging around New York’s Lower East Side, East Village and Brooklyn.

Sun Damage is the band’s first release with the current line up and is a summery mix of power pop soulfulness, gaffer taped together by the DIY aesthetic that drives the band. The release also marks the first results of an ongoing collaboration with producer Abe Seiferth (Yeasayer, Eleanor Friedberger).

Featuring stunning artwork by former band member Martin Kirkwood, Sun Damage is available digitally and also as a limited edition cassette via the Feral Media bandcamp store here.

Setec releases Glassworks: Reworks

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Setec has just released Glassworks: Reworks, the third and final single from last year’s stunning Brittle As Bones.

The single is backed by four amazing reworks of the title track by Super Magic Hats, Lovely Head, 0point1, and Norwegian artist Sep Nabi.

Download the single via the Feral bandcamp store here, or listen via the player below.

Setec recently sat down with the wonderful Skydreams to discuss the single and other musical oddities. Read the interview here.

Software of Seagulls – Sunrise Industry

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Our first release for 2015 comes from Software of Seagulls, the electronic alter ego of Brisbane musician/composer Chris Perren.

Sunrise Industry is the result of four years of gathering, slicing, and assembling found sound, audio ephemera and recorded improvisations from a host of Brisbane musicians. The result is a unique brand of electronic music which owes as much to math rock and neo-classicism as it does to mid-2000’s folktronic artists such as The Books, Manitoba and Four Tet.

The sophistication of the compositions befit Perren’s high level of formal composition training, without losing the childlike fascination and joyful curiosity of sonic exploration.

Listen to Sunrise Industry via the player below, or download it from the Feral bandcamp store here.

You can also check out the wonderfully kaleidoscopic video for the title track here

Strain of Origin IV now available

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It’s that time of year again and we are thrilled to present the fourth instalment in our annual Strain of Origin compilation series.

What started as an inter-label collaboration with Brisbane pals Lofly back in 2010 has now evolved into a showcase of some of our favourite and most exciting artists currently active in the Australian underground music scene.

This years compilation features exclusive contributions from Lower Spectrum, Electric Sea Spider, Super Magic Hats, Naps, Pimmon, 0point1, Setec, Tim Fitz, PMM, Power Moves, Shisd, Spartak, Pale Earth and Aheadphonehome.
As with the artists themselves, the compilation crosses a diverse range of styles making for a compelling and forward-thinking listen from start to finish.

As always Strain of Origin IV is provided free of charge for your listening pleasure. Consider this our gift to you for all the love and support throughout the year.

Download the comp at the Feral bandcamp page here, or listen via the player below. And while you’re there check out the previous instalments: I, II & III

Lortica releases Mialle Tapes

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We are proud to present Mialle Tapes, the debut full-length from Sydney artist Lortica aka Alister Hill.
Alister creates murky and immersive soundscapes by sampling and re-sampling found cassettes and processing them through his array of pedals and vintage cassette recorders.

The result is a challenging collection that is part euphoric sedation, part claustrophobic nightmare that burrows into your subconscious with its layers of buried melodies and decaying textures.

Fans of William Basinski, the Caretaker and Grouper take note! Lortica is a new name to add to this esteemed list of compelling artists.

Mialle Tapes is available digitally via the Feral bandcamp store here and will be released as a limited-edition cassette via Danish label Phinery later this month.

AFXJIM releases new album Distant

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AFXJIM has just released his new album Distant, the proper full-length follow up to 2009’s outstanding Blackout Music.
The man behind the moniker is Sydney multi-instrumentalist Travis Baird who has kept himself busy since his debut, playing guitar for the likes of Melodie Nelson, Sounds Like Sunset and Founder, scoring video installations, remixing various artists, and self-releasing the odd EP.
But now he returns with his sophomore album which once again sees him channelling seemingly disparate influences, drawing on elements of indie-rock, sample-based electronica and film score ambience. The result is a surprisingly cohesive and distinct album from an incredibly talented musician.

Is it mere coincidence that another similarly named artist also recently broke his silence after an extended absence? In a word….yes!

Listen, download or purchase this incredible album which is available digitally or as a limited edition CD via the Feral bandcamp page here.

Sydney folk can also catch AFXJIM launching the album this week at 107 Projects (full details below)

AFXJIM – Distant album launch
Friday October 3rd
at 107 Projects – 107 Redfern St, Redfern
Doors 8pm | $10
Supports from Broken Chip. Reuben Ingall (ACT) and Monica Brooks