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Software of Seagulls – Sunrise Industry

Sunrise Industry-cover

Our first release for 2015 comes from Software of Seagulls, the electronic alter ego of Brisbane musician/composer Chris Perren.

Sunrise Industry is the result of four years of gathering, slicing, and assembling found sound, audio ephemera and recorded improvisations from a host of Brisbane musicians. The result is a unique brand of electronic music which owes as much to math rock and neo-classicism as it does to mid-2000’s folktronic artists such as The Books, Manitoba and Four Tet.

The sophistication of the compositions befit Perren’s high level of formal composition training, without losing the childlike fascination and joyful curiosity of sonic exploration.

Listen to Sunrise Industry via the player below, or download it from the Feral bandcamp store here.

You can also check out the wonderfully kaleidoscopic video for the title track here

Preview: Software of Seagulls

As 2014 draws to a close what better time to share a sneak preview of what’s in store for 2015.

Our first release for next year comes from Software of Seagulls, the electronic alter ego of Brisbane composer Chris Perren (Mr. Maps/Nonsemble).

Sunrise Industry, the lead single from the debut album of the same name is a sunny 3-minute collage of drums, guitars and clarinet, with raw textures and occasionally jilted rhythms offset by bright, optimistic sonorities reminiscent of artists such as Caribou, Tycho, and Cornelius.

The single is accompanied by a kaleidoscopic video in which lawnmowers, golf, and office equipment conquer all in a mid-century consumer happiness nightmare. Watch the video above and/or listen to the single via the player below.

Stay tuned for full album details ahead of its release in February.

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)