Our latest signing is The Artificial Limb and ahead of the EP ‘Inner Circle’ we’ve just released the single ‘The Circle’. The Artificial Limb is Marc Eiden, electronic music producer and filmmaker from Melbourne, Australia. Listen on Spotify.
One of the founding members of the enduring Elefant Traks record label, Artificial Limb was born out of Sydney’s underground electro and hip hop movement in the late 1990s.
Inspired by the raw energy and fearlessness of The Beastie Boys 1989-1996 catalog (Paul’s Boutique, Check Your Head…), Artificial Limb’s early DIY electro hiphop was showcased as part of the SBS TV network’s Whatever Sessions in 2001.
“As producer of The Whatever Sessions, I worked with Marc to showcase his sample-based electro-hiphop. Back then, Marc’s aesthetic was lo-fi and eccentric, often quite cheeky. The grooves were proudly hand-made. This latest iteration retains those clever and engaging DIY qualities but adds full frequency dance floor energy reminiscent of Leftfield or Cornelius. I’m thrilled Marc asked me to mix this record and honoured to be releasing it,” Feral Media’s Danny Jumpertz said. Jumpertz mixed the four track EP ‘Inner Circle’ in his Brooklyn, NYC studio in late 2016.
The Artificial Limb performs live with drummer The Right Reverend AL, against a backdrop of modernistic, op-art visuals by acclaimed Melbourne designer and artist Sean Hogan (Trampoline).
The Inner Circle will be launched on Saturday, April 8 in Melbourne at the new Footscray venue & bar, The Night Heron.
Just released is the debut full-length album for Clairaudience. Based in Brooklyn but hailing from Australia, Europe and Rhode Island, this four-piece (Caroline Jumpertz, Danny Jumpertz, Franzi Szymkowiak and Heidi Patalano), has been recording and gigging in NYC for over three years. Recorded with engineer Abe Seiferth (Yeasayer, Eleanor Friedberger) between 2014 and 2016 at Transmitter Park Studios in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, the album is a follow up to 2015’s acclaimed cassette/download EP Sun Damage.
Clairaudience formed in Sydney in 2006. Caroline and Danny emigrated to the USA in 2010 launching a new lineup with the additions of New York based multi-instrumentalists Heidi (guitar, bass, vocals) and Franzi (Moog, guitar, bass, vocals). Fellow Australian Kerrii Cavanagh stepped in on bass guitar, appearing on the Sun Damage EP, but relocating back to Oz soon after, leaving the band as a 4 piece.
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
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
Whilst the new material retains the sprawling shoegaze textures of their previous releases there is also an undeniable pop sensibility now present, making this album the duo’s most cohesive and accessible work to date.
The duo’s sonic palette is further expanded with contributions from long-time friend and collaborator Christy Romanick, as well as an appearance by Tim and Peter Hollo of acclaimed string quartet Fourplay.
Beyond Your Skies is available in both digital and CD formats (the latter in a beautifully packaged double gate-fold sleeve) from the Feral store now. Head over and immerse yourself in this stunning album.
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.
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:
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)