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Label mix for A Closer Listen

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Recently we were asked to submit a label mix for experimental music website A Closer Listen’s ongoing mix series curated by guest contributors.

The mix entitled Scratching the Surface acts as a snapshot of the underground Australian music scene as we see it, with tracks from recent Feral Media releases alongside tracks from artists we enjoy such as Making, Reuben Ingall, Anonymeye, Option Command and Cold House.

The mix also includes tracks from new label signees 0.1 and Nimble Animal (both of whom have upcoming releases slated for 2013), as well as two upfront exclusives that bookend the mix. The first exclusive (which opens the mix) comes from AFXJIM with an amazing track taken from his forthcoming album. The second exlcusive (which concludes the mix) comes in the form of a remix of Sydney producer Loopsnake by Feral act Underlapper.

Many thanks to A Closer Listen for giving us the opportunity and thanks to all of the amazing music being made in Australia at the moment, a small fragment of which is included here.

Listen to the mix on mixcloud here and check out the full tracklisting plus a mini-interview on the A Closer Listen website here.

A Decade of Feral Media

After much planning, curating and compiling we are thrilled to announce the official release of Feral Media’s 10 year anniversary compilation – 10 (A Decade of Feral Media)

The release encapsulates everything that Feral Media stands for and is a true representation of our music and vision. All of the artists involved hold a special place in our hearts and we couldn’t be happier with their contributions. We would like to express our sincerest gratitude to everyone who was involved in making this release the outstanding piece of Australian music history that it is.

The compilation is now available to purchase digitally or as a limited edition Playbutton from the Feral Media bandcamp site here

Feral Media turns 10!

To celebrate our 10 year anniversary we are releasing a compilation featuring a slew of Feral artists and friends, all of whom have played an integral part in the label’s history.

The compilation includes exclusive tracks and remixes from AFXJIM, Alpen, Anonymeye, Mark Barrage, Because of Ghosts, Broken Chip, Comatone, Faux Pas, Gentleforce, Haunts, ii, Pimmon, Raven, School of Two, Scissor Lock, Seaworthy, Brad Stafford (The Longest Day), Underlapper, Thomas William and newcomer 0.1

The compilation will be released digitally and also as a limited edition Playbutton with artwork from our long-time design collaborators SOPP Collective.

To help fund the physical portion of the release we have launched a crowd-funded Pozible campaign and are putting the call out to all of our fans and listeners to help us with this amazing project. There are some great rewards on offer so head to the campaign page here and lend your support.

Listen to the first preview of the compilation below which comes from newcomer to the Feral family 0.1 with his track Softism.
You can also hear snippets of a few of the tracks in the video at the top of the page.

Here’s to many more years of great music!

Ears Have Ears soundtrack by Gentleforce

Gentleforce (aka Eli Murray) has been busy working on the follow up to his acclaimed 2010 debut Sacred Spaces.
Now back in Sydney after a brief stint living in London, Eli recently guested on the Ears Have Ears program on Sydney’s FBi Radio where he discussed his new recordings and premiered a soundtrack entitled Before Us created specifically for the show.
The soundtrack featured new Gentleforce material based around filed recordings Eli collected in Gunning, NSW.

If you missed the program Before Us has now been posted on the Ears Have Ears soundcloud page where you can hear not only the Gentleforce contribution but also the previous soundtracks created for the show from artists such as Rainbow Chan, Oliver Tank and Scissor Lock vs Thomas William amongst others.

Listen to Before Us below and catch Ears Have Ears on FBi Radio every Thursday from 9pm

Strain of Origin II out now!

Strain of Origin II is our latest collaboration with Brisbane label Lofly and the second instalment in what will be an annual release.

In 2010 Feral and Lofly released The Strain of Origin which saw artists from each label remixing each others work in an interstate musical swingers party. The resulting compilation was released to critical acclaim which prompted thoughts of a second compilation and the possibility of an annual release. To keep the concept fresh the labels looked outside their own rosters and put the word out to a number of like-minded artists who have helped push this second compilation into a new realm both musically and geographically.

Strain of Origin II features contributions from AXXONN, Ambrose Chapel, Anonymeye, Dot. AY, Elroy 4.0, Jonathan Boulet, Mystery Twin (who also provides the amazing covert art for the release), Outerwaves, Simo Soo and Zeal. Whose contributions are bolstered by return performances from Feral and Lofly artists AFXJIM, Aheadphonehome, Alpen, Broken Chip (aka Option Command), Comatone, Mr Maps, ReSTReAM, Subsea, Thomas William, Toy Balloon and Underlapper with Feral artist Gentleforce also joining the ranks.

This release is a true testament to the high quality of music being made in Australia and we here at Feral Media could not be happier with the results.

Head on over to the Feral bandcamp site and grab your free download

Pyramid Scheme mixtape

Feral Media have created a mix which is the second installment in the Pyramid Scheme websites new mixtape series.

The mix features a slew of great local and international artists including Gentleforce, Mr. Maps, Galapagoose, Panoptique Electrical, Busdriver, Odd Nosdam and many more.

We have also included some choice cuts from upcoming Feral releases including tracks from the Strain of Origin II compilation and a wonderful remix of Underlapper by our man Option Command (aka Broken Chip) which will be featured on Underlapper’s third and final single from their 2011 album Softly Harboured.

Listen/download the mix below and check out the full track listing after the jump:

Tracklisting:

1. Mwahaha – Sleep Deep (Odd Nosdam remix)
2. Zeal – Infidelity (Aheadphonehome remix)
3. Underlapper – Choking Ibis (Option Command remix)
4. Galapagoose – Snuffclutch
5. Panoptique Electrical (feat. Richard Adams) – Put Hope in Future Days
6. Ensemble Economique – Heat Waves
7. Mr Maps – Nice Fights (Mystery Twin remix)
8. Telafonica – To Me (Underlapper version)
9. Busdriver – Picking Band Names
10. Mr Maps – Hundred Hour Flight (Tara Simmons remix)
11. Gentleforce – Looking Through New Window (excerpt)

Gentleforce drops new mini-album

Gentleforce (aka Sydney Producer Eli Murray) has just dropped a new mini-album titled Looking Through New Window on London label Exotic Pylon.

The album contains an epic 30 minute piece recorded live at Sydney’s Serial Space as part of the Refraction event in late 2010. Head over to the Exotic Pylon website and grab a download or limited edition cassette, and check out an excerpt from the album below.

Underlapper curate The Silent Ballet podcast

Underlapper have curated the latest podcast in the Post-Rock Paper Scissors podcast series on US website The Silent Ballet. The podcast includes an interview with Greg Stone from the band as well as tracks/remixes chosen by him from artists including Skeletons, Extra Life, World’s End Girlfriend and Feral artists Gentleforce and Comatone.

Listen/download the podcast here

Gentleforce/Westernsynthetics collaboration

Gentleforce (aka Eli Murray) has recently collaborated with fellow Sydney artist Westernsynthetics on the latter’s latest EP No Holiday.
Eli provided the wonderful cover art for the EP and has documented the process on his website. There you will also find an interview between Eli and Rhyece O’Neill (Westernsynthetics) on the EP and the subsequent artwork.

In addition to this Eli has remixed a track from Westernsynthetics album May Day Radio released last year on the Sub Continental Dub label. Check out the result below….

New music from Gentleforce – You Are Listening To Los Angeles

Feral Media artist Gentleforce (aka Eli Murray) has recently submitted some new music to the US based site You Are Listening To Los Angeles.
The site uses a radio feed from the Los Angeles Police Department and fuses it with ambient drones, noise and synth based music from various artists via the soundcloud platform. The result is an ever-evolving film score to what has been described as “the pulse of the city”.  The site has now been expanded to also include feeds from New York, San Francisco, Chicago and Montreal.

You can read an interview between Eli and site creator Eric Eberhardt on Eli’s blog