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Gentleforce & Underlapper collaborate on UnderForce Mixtape

Underlapper and Gentleforce have gotten together to create a mixtape in the lead up to Underlapper’s new album Softly Harboured due for release early 2011. Here is what Greg Stone from Underlapper had to say about the mix:

This mix is somewhat of a taster for the forthcoming Underlapper album Softly Harboured which is set for release in the coming months. The idea of making an eclectic mix has always interested me and in fact the first two tracks were actually the starting point many years ago. A couple of months ago I finally decided to pursue the idea further and began to compile more tracks which not only fit together but also represented some of the artists and genres that have either directly or indirectly influenced me recently. In addition to this the mix also features a couple of tracks from the new Underlapper album as well as our contribution to the recent Strain of Origin release by Feral Media and loFly records. Once the tracks were compiled I approached a very close friend of the band Eli Murray (aka Gentleforce) who has a penchant for mixing a wide range of styles in his DJ sets and has always been a great source of inspiration over the years. I consider this mix to be the next instalment in what will hopefully be many more collaborations between Underlapper and Gentleforce.

Listen or download the mix below and stay tuned for more news on the release of Underlapper’s new album!

Tracklisting:

  • Pulse All Over – Boom Bip / Motion Picture Soundtrack – Radiohead
  • Hlibt – 48/4
  • Sippy Cup – Shlohmo
  • Between Teeth – Underlapper
  • Introduction – Rothko / Rapping 4 Money – cLOUDDEAD
  • Let It Go (FlyLo remix) – Reefer
  • Rowboat – Fourcolor
  • Surprisingly Concerned With One Another – Octavius
  • Nordic Laurel – Baths
  • Sunlight, Heaven – Julianna Barwick
  • Elephant Shoe – Underlapper
  • When We Were Young – W-H-I-T-E
  • Breathing Rapture – Le Loup
  • Springboarder – Parades
  • Into The Light – Skyrider
  • Asia (oOoOO remix) – Salem
  • The Rattle (Underlapper remix) – aheadphonehome

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Gentleforce collaborates on interactive iPad & iPhone app

Sydney producer GENTLEFORCE, whose album ‘Sacred Spaces‘ was released on Feral Media earlier this year, has collaborated with artist Lukasz Karluk on an “interactive sound toy” – titled Horizons – for the iPad and iPhone.  Mixing GENTLEFORCE sound loops and Karluk’s generative visuals, Horizons is described as “an exploration of colour, sound and form”.

Horizons is now available in the Apple App store.  Read more at GENTLEFORCE’s blog, or watch the video below:

horizons from lukasz on Vimeo.

Textile Audio Releases 'The Pomegranate EP'

Feral Media is pleased to announce the release of ‘The Pomegranate EP’ from TEXTILE AUDIO – the solo project for operatic mezzo soprano and electronic musician Eve Klein.

Working with scores, field recordings, and operatic-pop vocals, Textile Audio weaves rich melodic soundscapes and textures that are unashamedly romantic.

Her debut EP for Feral Media includes material from her forthcoming ‘electronica opera’, titled “The Pomegranate Cycle”. Fusing opera, ambient electronica and post-classical composition, the work is loosely based around the myth of Persephone; and is premiering at the Brisbane Festival as part of ‘Under The Radar’.

The EP also includes a new remix by Sydney’s GENTLEFORCE, whose recent contribution to Feral Media’s POWWOW series (‘Sacred Spaces’) translated into an upcoming appearance on a compilation CD from the renowned magazine, The Wire.

The EP is available on both digital and limited CD formats, with cover artwork by Textile Audio. Purchase now at feralmedia.bandcamp.com.

Feral Media Showcase – Free Event at Carriageworks, Sat 10th July

We’re showcasing five of our label artists as part of Carriagework’s Winterland series in Sydney, and – best of all – the whole night is FREE. The showcase, on Saturday 10th July 2010, features the main Winterland attractions – The Ice Rink, Markets, Café and Bar – and venue admission is free.

Performing live between 6pm and 10:30 will be VORAD FILS, TEXTILE AUDIO, AFXJIM and GENTLEFORCE – plus there’s a number of DJ sets throughout the night from UNDERLAPPER. We’ll also have our Merch stall set up with our audio wares, including recent releases from VORAD FILS, GENTLEFORCE and AFXJIM. We’re also doing a presale of our next release, from operatic mezzo sorpano, TEXTILE AUDIO.

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Gentleforce Reviewed in Mess & Noise

Mess & Noise has reviewed the new release from Gentleforce, ‘Sacred Spaces’, describing it as “an accessible, lovingly packaged introduction to POWWOW, as well as a hypnotic showcase for Gentleforce“.   Doug Wallen notes that Gentleforce is “an immersive, repetition-minded experience that feels a lot like meditation” and that “[Eli] Murray quickly gets under our skin, finds unlikely homes for his gorgeous melodies, and manages to make us feel like we’re exploring right alongside him“.  Read the full review at messandnoise.com – and buy this release in limited CD packaging with free digital download at our online store.

Gentleforce – 4 Star Review in Sydney Morning Herald

Feral Media’s GENTLEFORCE has scored a four star review in today’s Sydney Morning Herald, with the paper finding a novel way to describe his latest release, ‘Sacred Spaces’ – as “blankets of soft noise, like lullaby music for baby robots”. Read the full review below – and buy this release in limited CD packaging with free digital download at our online store.

New Gentleforce Mixtape – Free Download

Sydney’s Gentleforce follows his new Feral Media album release ‘POWWOWNine – Sacred Spaces‘ with a new mixtape for the Australian blog, ‘A Shaving Of The Horn That Speared You‘.  The ‘Walking Into Sunset‘ mix blends new Gentleforce productions with music from an eclectic range of producers that inspired and influenced the album, such as Oneohtrix Point Never, Grouper, Aphex Twin, Burial, Boris, Oren Ambarchi, Chris Clark and more. Download now at spearedyou.blogspot.com.

The Gentleforce album continues to pull in positive reviews, including a deep and intuitive reading from Kid Shirt on his blog, ‘I Am Not The Real Kid Shirt‘ – describing the opener ‘Learning To Forgive’ as “quietly, unimposingly fucking gorgeous”.  He notes: “You know how some pieces of music just seem so…honest – how you can just sense the love that’s been poured into them – that the person behind the music really cares about what they’re doing and you can feel that vibe rising up off the music? Well, I think that maybe that’s how Eli pulls it off.” Read the full review at kidshirt.blogspot.com.