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In review: BLANK REALM – LAST SEEN (HOBBIES GALORE, 2018)

Words: James Frostick

Brisbane’s Blank Realm emerges after a few years of quiet with an album of largely instrumental tracks. While not continuing the dazzling psych-pop wonder of previous records, Last Seen is an engaging and impressive study in atmosphere, musicianship and sonic world building.

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Premiere: MOLLUSC – SELF-TITLED EP AND REMIXES (IT RECORDS, 2018)

One of Australia’s most intriguing darkwave electronic acts is revisiting its stellar 2015 debut EP. Mollusc’s self-titled effort is a gripping example of the depth and nuance evident in the burgeoning genre over the past few years, and this remastered effort further solidifies the duo’s reputation as experts in the art and is a prophetic predictor as to the quality of their subsequent works. It Records is releasing the remastered version of the EP, which comes paired with a collection of remixes from some of Mollusc’s talented contemporaries.

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Premiere: HEAT WAVE – DEAD BEATS (PSYCHIC HYSTERIA, 2017)

Turning frustration and anger into humour and joviality, Heat Wave’s Dead Beats is the perfect soundtrack for those too burned out on life’s issues. It’s a soundtrack of synth-heavy party punk that laughs at the futility of it all – made by a band that is choosing to face the world, lumps and all, with a sneer and a playlist of jams fit to dance to. 

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In Review: CALIFORNIA GIRLS – DESIRE (OCHRE BEAT, 2016)

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Desire by California Girls is an album of  subterranean vibrancy. Colour is illuminated by pulsing strobes, revealing silhouettes of gyrating bodies. It’s a engrossing listen, making you wonder what happens in the darkest recesses of the night.

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