New on Provenance – Lortica

Lortica writes tracks using an omnichord, piano, synthesizer, samples and fabricated trombones, before wrestling the source material into a punishing ordeal of pitching, stretching and heavy effects treatments. I adored his debut album ‘Mialle Tapes’ released on Phinery and Feral Media in 2014, and I’m likewise smitten with the follow-up ‘Phellemens‘, which I will be releasing on Provenance on 26 August 2016.

Watch the video for ‘FL II’ from ‘Phellemens’ above. Prior to the release, Lortica has the great honour of supporting the perfect storm of Severed Heads and phile at Freda’s in Sydney on Saturday 13 August 2016.

Medicine Voice – ‘Aham / Realm of The Wild Woman’

Two years ago, Sar Friedman sent me her album ‘I And Thou‘ and asked if I wanted to release it. I adored it, to me it sounded like Bat For Lashes backed by Sunn O))) – a beautiful combination. But I didn’t have a record label, so I declined Sar’s offer. Another year went by, and Sar asked me again. I thought “if no one else is going to release this, I’ll just need to start a label and release it myself.” And here we are. Provenance is a real thing, thanks to Sar.

This Friday she plays the record in its entirety from beginning to end with Kell Derrig-Hall (The Singing Skies), Ben Morgan (Service Bells) and Ben James (Terza Madre), supported by Melodie Nelson and Lovely Head. It will be magic, and I would love for you to join us. Doors 8pm, show starts 8:30, I’ll be hocking the vinyl on the merch table.

First records now available on Provenance

It has been a mental marathon getting here, but the day has arrived. The first three records from my Provenance label are all now available from wherever you buy your music. iTunes, Google Play, Bandcamp, Amazon and so on and so it goes. Vinyl & Cassette editions also available through the online store, or can be ordered via your local record emporium (Repressed in Newtown already has a few vinyls). You’ll find them in all these places, waiting to be loved, yelping to be taken home. Treat yourself.

+ Medicine Voice ‘I And Thou’ (PR001) – Vinyl & Digital
http://bit.ly/m-voice

+ Paneye ‘Desertism’ (PR002) – Cassette & Digital
http://bit.ly/desertism

+ Spartak ‘I Fought The Style’ (PR004) – Digital
http://bit.ly/ifoughtthestyle

Every day, once a day, give yourself a present. Don’t plan it. Don’t wait for it. Just let it happen.

Wood & Wire ‘Best Of’ compilation for The Lifted Brow

Wood & Wire is one of four labels selected to contribute a compilation mixtape for The Lifted Brow, a bimonthly Australian magazine publishing fiction, art, comics and commentary. Since 2007, they have been home to everyone from Christos Tsiolkas to Helen Garner, David Foster Wallace to Neil Gaiman, as well as writers like Rick Moody, Douglas Coupland, Heidi Julavits, Tom Bissell, Tao Lin, Blake Butler and Benjamin Kunkel.

The May 2013 issue is dubbed ‘The Music Issue’, and along with a significant range of essays and articles connected to the theme, there is also a four-label download bundle, featuring compilations from Bedroom Suck Records, Fallopian Tunes, Special Award Records and Wood & Wire.

The Wood & Wire compilation acts as a retrospective ‘best of’ featuring tracks from all of our releases to date, and also looks ahead with four upfront exclusives from upcoming releases due on the label in 2013. Across 19 tracks, ‘Made Of Wood & Wire – A Compilation For The Lifted Brow’ features fm, Emily Grantham, Regional Curse, h+, Kučka, Drill Folly, Hollow Press, Textile Audio, The Vainglories, Automating, Shisd, K Wilson, Machine Death and BOK Darklord – plus cuts from new releases from Stress Waves, Setec, David Evans, Fatti Frances and Cycle 440.

Get the compilation as a free download via the Wood & Wire Bandcamp: