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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

Label mix for A Closer Listen

scratching-the-surface

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!

Underlapper release Choking Ibis single

Underlapper have just released Choking Ibis, the third and final single from their most recent album Softly Harboured.
The single features an edit of the title track as well as the full album version and is further bolstered by some stunning remixes from friends and label mates Option Command (aka Broken Chip), Alpen and Comatone.

In addition to this Tessa C. Stevens of Sydney-based music website Pyramid Scheme has directed a film clip for the Option Command remix which you can watch below.

The single marks the end of a chapter for Underlapper as they begin work on recordings for what will hopefully be a new release in 2013. To stay up to date with all things Underlapper head over to their blog here

Choking Ibis is available as a free download from the Feral bandcamp site here

Choking Ibis (Option Command remix) – Underlapper from Tessa C.

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)

Underlapper remix Telafonica

Underlapper have turned in a stellar remix of Sydney outfit Telafonica’s track To Me, as part of the latter’s ongoing remix series.

Read all about this amazing project here, which has included remixes from artists such as Jonathan Boulet, Option Command, Raven, Karoshi, Scissor Lock and many more.

Head to the Telafonica bandcamp site to catch up on all the action and listen to the Underlapper contribution below

Haunts on New Weird Australia

Haunts is a new project featuring Matt and Greg from Underlapper and renowned cellist Peter Hollo (Raven/Fourplay).

Ahead of their second ever live show the trio sat down with Stu Buchanan on FBi radio’s New Weird Australia program to chat about the project and record an exclusive live to air set. Both the interview and live set have been uploaded as part of the New Weird Australia podcast series which can be downloaded here

You can also catch some of the action from the Feral Media hosted gig at Sydney’s Dirty Shirlows in this wonderful video put together by the lovely folk at The Pyramid Scheme. The video features footage of all performers on the night including Making, Thomas William vs Scissor Lock and Simo Soo.

 

 

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