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.
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)
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 fuckinggorgeous”. 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.