Guest presenting on FBi’s Out Of The Box, I talk to Grant Morrison, the visionary creator behind The Invisibles, Batman: Arkham Asylum, New X-Men, All-Star Superman and the upcoming DC project Multiversity. Grant shares some of the tunes that have soundtracked his life thus far, and talks about his life in comics from his early years growing up in Glasgow, to his forthcoming appearance at the Sydney Opera House for the Graphic festival.
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.
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.