This is an edition of summery jams best served LOUD. Wind down the car windows and share these excellent tunes with those around you – the sounds of Geowulf, Victory Lap and Jonathan Wilson. We showcase some wonderful music from Brazil and Morocco plus the return of The East Pointers, a Canadian band who love chasing the summer sun. They are currently touring extensively around the country with a new album, What We Leave Behind.Read More
Featuring the transcendent new album from Ron S. Peno and the Superstitions, Guiding Light. It’s 10 years on since Robert Wyatt’s excellent Comicopera -he reflects on the release in a chat we had back in the day plus soaring psych country sounds of Angelica Rockne and the luscious harmonies of Mapache.Read More
Gail Priest is a composer from Sydney making experimental sound and electronic music that explores the interaction of the figurative and the abstract, the machinic and the organic, the sensual and the brutal. She travelled to Iceland as a part of a residency and has created a stunning collection of work called Heraclitus in Iceland. The compositions are based on field recordings in and around the industrial fishing village of Olafsfjordur – water and wind dominate but they are met head on with metal, reflecting the industrial clamour and the toughness required to survive in this harsh environment. It’s a stunning engaging collection that deserves your attention.
are far from pastoral meditations on idyllic landscapes.
Stella Donnelly has had a sensational 2017. Releasing her Thrush Metal EP on a small-run cassette, with a goofy self portrait downing a plate of spaghetti, doesn’t give any indication of the powerful and important songs that lie within. Her reputation has grown and she has just won Triple J Unearthed’s Artist of the Year. I caught up with Stella a few months ago at Waverock Weekender and we chat about gender equality, her incredible songs and what the future holds in store for her. As well, another brilliant young artist, Angie McMahon, releases her new single plus a focus on 2 stellar artists soon to tour – Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit and Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba.Read More
Featuring the 2nd release by KJ Rothweiler, Spells which is haunting and hymnal, music that ” trace the topography of dry riverbeds and the highway’s speechless curve. They condense out of
a bright morning and expand into empty air.” Another excellent release from the always reliable Lost Tribe Sounds imprint.
Inspired by the rice fields of Nagano, Japan and the process known as “waking up the fields”, Darren McClure has created glacial drones with manipulated field recordings, warm and calming. He says that “stillness, parallel lines and nature are represented in the music just as clouds and mountains are reflected in the flooded fields.” As well, the excellent piano/string compositions of Slow Meadow’s Costero, plus sounds from Ghost and Tape and the Greatest Hoax.Read More
Frazey Ford returns to Australia with some new songs to share and an extensive tour around the country. I just happened to bump into her and she graciously took time out for a quick chat about her latest single, a cover of D’Angelo’s ‘When We Get By’. As well, new releases from Eli ‘Paperboy’ Reed, Caleb Ford, Hussy Hicks and news of Rachel Baiman’s tour to Australia early in 2018.Read More
Valiska is a Canadian composer who processes via tape loop and decay the sounds of a Moog Sub 37 synthesizer and his own voice. His latest, On Pause, is a haunting collection of music that reflects on life changing events that took place over the last year. Stunning and essential.Read More
One of my favourite pastimes is digging for musical treasures and today we focus on the brilliant Pearlfishers, thanks to the stunning new release from the Colin Steele Quartet who interpret selected tunes from their songbook. If you don’t know The Pearlfishers, you should, they are regarded as one of Scotland’s best kept secrets, we’ll also discover their Australian connection in Jello64. Plus equally lush music from The Royal Parks, Ryan Driver and Coda Chroma.Read More