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
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.
Next week will see the release of Mialle Tapes, the debut full-length from Sydney artist Lortica (aka Alister Hill) who creates immersive soundscapes based on the sampling and re-sampling of found cassettes and guitar loops through an array of pedals, processors, vintage cassette recorders and his trusty Tascam 424.
Listen to Featherweight LX, the first preview from the album via the player below and stay tuned for full release details.
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
The wonderful folks at FBi Radio have premiered the first preview from AFXJIM’s new album Distant calling it “an understated joy that builds like a soft rain, ‘Distant’ nestles its way into your heart on the first listen”.
Head over to the FBi website here to check it out or listen via player below.
Stay tuned for more on the album release along with launch details soon.
Today sees the release of Brittle As Bones, the debut full-length from Sydney artist Setec aka Joshua Gibbs.
This gorgeous album finds Joshua exploring the depths of his distinctive sonic universe, combining found-sound percussion with looped acoustic instruments, long-forgotten samples and cascading vocal layers to create a unique and compelling listen.
Brittle As Bones is a joyous, intimate affair and we couldn’t be happier to share it with you.
Listen/download the album at the Feral bandcamp store here and watch a great video for lead single Water or Concrete below
The wonderful Sound Doctrine have premiered the second single from Setec’s forthcoming album Brittle as Bones, which is due out on August 18th.
We previously shared lead single Water or Concrete which showcased the delicate beauty of Setec’s music, whereas second single Lumen Lake finds him in full indie pop mode with its galloping energy and infectious vocal harmonies.
Read the full article at Sound Doctrine here and listen to Lumen Lake via the player below.
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.
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.
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.