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Category: Out From Under

Out From Under #37 – New Music: Corin, Luke Howard, Call Compatible +

In the final episode of the second season of Out From Under, we investigate a host of new releases from the underside of the Australian music scene.

There’s dramatic, angular electronics on Corin’s stunning new album on Bedouin Records ; Melbourne composer Luke Howard gets remixed by Fia Fiell and Nina Buchanan; we hear from Perth minimal psych duo Erasers; we delve into releases from producers Puscha and Yunzero; we hear two tracks from a new Brisbane compilation called Aussy Bangers; plus new music from artist and curator Gail Priest, Sydney’s Call Compatible and Melbourne noise artist Beast Bones.

Out From Under #36 – Archival: The 1980s (Part II)

This episode of Out From Under is the second of a two part journey travelling back to 1980s Australia, surveying some of the most interesting experimental and underground music being made during the decade.

We’ll hear from key players in the proto-electronic and post-punk scene such as Scattered Order, Makers Of The Dead Travel Fast, Systematics, Prod and more; plus experimental music from Toy Division, The Horse He’s Sick, Splendid Mess and composer Helen Ripley-Marshall, and from one of Andy Rantzen’s early projects, Pelican Daughters.

Out From Under #35 – Archival: The 1980s (Part I)

On this week’s Out From Under, Stu Buchanan visits 1980s Australia; drawing out some of the most interesting experimental music being made across the decade.

We hear from a cross-section of experimental and underground artists; including those whose lights shone brightly in Australia but not far beyond, such as Laughing Hands, Essendon Airport and Browning Mummery, as well as artists that achieved recognition on an international scale including Severed Heads and Dead Can Dance. We also hear music by Ian Hartley, Warren Burt and composer Sarah Hopkins, who – 35 years later – would go on to collaborate with Bjork on her ‘Utopia’ album.

Out From Under #34 – Cooper Bowman (Altered States Tapes)

 

On this week’s Out From Under, I’m talking with Cooper Bowman – musician and artist, and founder of the Australian cassette label Altered States Tapes. 

The tape label, which recently celebrated its 100th release, features music that sits across punk, industrial, experimental, electronic and noise, with a roster that spans both Australian and international artists.

Cooper talks about making music and making tapes, and pulls out a selection of tracks from the label’s past, present and future – including a number of unreleased exclusives from LST, Sleep D, Yuta Matsumura (Orion), Orinokoflo and Newcastle’s Grotesque Circular Dance, as well as a number of Cooper’s solo projects.

Out From Under #33 – New Music: Mara, Karen Marks, Laurence Pike +

This episode of Out From Under is a new music special, taking a deep dive into new music releases from Australian experimental artists.

We’ll be listening to: Sydney’s Oren Ambarchi teaming up with turntablist and composer Martin Ng and the new music quartet Ensemble Offspring; the new solo album from renowned Australian percussionist and producer Laurence Pike; Brisbane radical violinist Adam Cadell in a collaboration with French folk collective Artus; two cuts from Perth collective Rathe; experimental vocal work on a pair of remixes by Mara (pictured) and Arrom, reversioning The Overheads and Sebastian Field; plus we fall back in time with a newly unearthed cold-wave classic from Melbourne’s Karen Marks and take a cut from Canberra via Tokyo producer Wa?ste.

Out From Under #32 – Ela Stiles

In this episode of Out From Under, I talk to Melbourne-based experimental artist Ela Stiles.

Taking a radical detour from her early work with Sydney bands Songs and Bushwalking, Ela’s remarkable debut self-titled album mixed acappella, drone and tape loops, and her follow-up, Molten Metal, added dark synths, found sounds and drum machines into the mix. Running in parallel to her experimental approach to sound, her use of bare vocals and layered harmonies also highlights her deft expertise as a songwriter.

Out From Under #31 – New Music: Alexandra Spence, J Campbell, Allume

It’s 100% new Australian experimental and exploratory music on this week’s Out From Under. We’ll be listening to: new sound works from both musician and composer Rosalind Hall and Sydney’s Alexandra Spence;  the Melbourne duo of Tarquin Manek & Ying-Li Hooi on a celebratory compilation from Altered State Tapes; minimal electronics meets exquisite vocals in new work from Allume and Eitanr; plus new music from Logic 1000, Automating, J Campbell and the deliciously named Little Songs Of The Mutilated.

Out From Under #30 – Longform Editions

On this week’s Out From Under, I’m talking with Andrew Khedoori, the founder of the Sydney based project, Longform Editions. Described as a “collective for deep listening”, the project surfaces prolonged exploratory and immersive pieces, each guiding us towards a re-evaluation of the ways in which we listen to music.

Out From Under #29 – Tangents

Out From Under is a weekly radio program and podcast, diving deep beneath the surface of the Australian music scene, celebrating experimental and eclectic music from the upside down.

In Episode #29, I talk with Sydney-based quintet Tangents; a band that somewhat defy categorisation, colliding between genres and forms, taking cues from electronic production, post rock, jazz and free improvisation and more.

Out From Under #28 – New Music: Emily Glass, Furchick, Makeda +

Out From Under is a weekly radio program and podcast, diving deep beneath the surface of the Australian music scene, celebrating experimental and eclectic music from the upside down.

This week’s Out From Under is a new music special, taking a deep dive into an ocean of new music releases from Australian experimental artists. 

Out From Under #27 – Michael Kucyk (Efficient Space)

Out From Under is a weekly radio program and podcast, diving deep beneath the surface of the Australian music scene, celebrating experimental and eclectic music from the upside down.

On this week’s program, we explore decades-old Australian music, made available for a new generation of listeners via the unique archival label, Efficient Space. We talk with label founder Michael Kucyk and listen to a selection of off-kilter Australian music from the archives, exclusively curated by Michael for Out From Under.

Out From Under #26 – Fia Fiell

Out From Under returns for a second season, diving deep beneath the surface of the Australian music scene, celebrating experimental and eclectic music from the upside down.

In the first episode, I talk with Melbourne musician and composer Carolyn Schofield, aka electronic artist Fia Fiell. We listen to tracks from her two albums on the Nice Music label, and share an exclusive selection of rare and unreleased music.

Out From Under Season 2 – New Australian experimental music


I’m back on your radio this Sunday (7th April 2019) with the second series of Out From Under – diving deep beneath the surface of the Australian music scene, celebrating experimental and eclectic music from the upside down.

Out From Under #25 – New music from My Disco, Garry Bradbury, John Chantler and more

The final episode of the first season of Out From Under is a mix of new music released in September 2016 featuring work from Severed Heads alumni Garry Bradbury and Room40 mainstay John Chantler; Regis takes on MY DISCO (pictured) in a remix for the Downwards label; Blake Freele & Sam Price drop a new collaboration; we tackle brute noise from Blut; and also hear new work from Panoptique Electrical, Pale Earth, Cooper Bowman, Harrow, H∃✖†⏄P∄, FATE ÆFFECT and Catfingers.

Out From Under #24 – Scattered Order & M-Squared (Part II)

In the second episode of a two-part Out From Under special, I talk to Mitchell Jones; founding member of both seminal Australian experimental band Scattered Order and the early 80s record label M-Squared which balanced the prevailing sounds of post-punk with lo-fi punk electronics and experimental explorations from a close knit community of artists.

Out From Under #23 – Scattered Order & M-Squared (Part I)

Whilst the legacies of post-punk, DIY electronics and proto industrial are widely known and documented in the UK and US scenes, their impact in an Australian context is less widely recognised. Bonding over the discovery of Cabaret Voltaire imports in Sydney record stores, Scattered Order formed in 1979 and gorged on a wide range of inputs to create a sound and visual aesthetic that was unique in Australia at the time. Together they also formed the label M Squared and fostered an impressive roster of bands such as Makers Of The Dead Travel Fast, Systematics and Ya Ya Choral.

Out From Under #22 – Rand & Holland

Brett Thompson has been the guiding force in the Australian band Rand & Holland for nearly fifteen years, but its been a tumultuous and often torturous ride. Widespread love for their lo-fi folk debut led to a polished pop follow up that furthered their critical acclaim whilst also setting in place a chain of events that led to the band conducing an artistic volte-face. They recorded a dark, intense and experimental third album, polarising audiences at a short series of live shows before abruptly breaking up.

Out From Under #21 – New music from Fia Fiell, ju ca, Wives, Bright Sea and more

In this week’s episode of Out From Under, we hear new music from Melbourne electronic producer ju ca; Canberra’s Wives get remixed by Enderie Nuatal; there’s two releases from Hyperborea and Fia Fiell (pictured) through cassette label Nice Music ; new work from Cold House member Morgan McKellar recording as Bright Sea, plus tracks from TEEF Records charity compilation ‘Imperium In Imperil II’ featuring Making, Hence Therefore and Tracy Chen.

Out From Under #20 – Andy Rantzen & Jochen Gutsch (Hinterlandt)

On this week’s Out From Under, artists Andy Rantzen and Jochen Gutsch discuss their new collaborative project, which fuses Andy’s poetic spoken lyrics and Jochen’s diverse musical background, recording and performing as Hinterlandt. Highly conscious of the potential pitfalls of fusing poetry and experimental music, Andy and Jochen carve a path to an outcome that is tense and fascinating and compels you to listen close. We also hear music from Jochen’s Hinterlandt Ensemble and take in back catalogue work from Andy’s Pelican Daughters project.

Out From Under #19 – New Music from Scraps, Half High, Lortica and more

This week’s Out From Under is another in our new music playlist series, presenting a selection of underground and experimental work being made right now in Australia. We check out two compilations both surveying experimental electronic terrain – from labels Butter Sessions and Iceage Productions; music from two Canberra labels, Dream Damage and Moontown Records, featuring Danger Beach and Scraps (pictured); new releases from Sydney artists M.O.B. and Lortica; abstract sounds from Sam Filmer; and a new recording from Half High, featuring Lucy Phelan and Matthew P Hopkins from Naked On The Vague.

Out From Under #18 – Martyn Palmer (Broken Chip / Hidden)

Electronic artist Martyn Palmer has been recording calm and tranquil sounds as Broken Chip for many years, but in recent months something fundamental has changed – precipitating a shift from light to dark, from tranquil to anxious, culminating in a new project under the alias Hidden. In this week’s episode of Out From Under, we hear from Martyn Palmer about his new work, the impetus for the shift in direction and how it contrasts with his work as Broken Chip – taking in an exclusive mix of brand new tracks from Hidden and a walk through Martyn’s back catalogue.