Words: James Frostick and Mahne Frame
Artist image: Tex Crick
Last week, Warrang/Sydney-born and Tokyo-based producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mahne Frame released MAD WORLD – an album of dystopian no-hoper club thump. A vivid reflection of contemporary millennial malaise, the search for purpose and holding on to love and positivity in a world quickly going to the dogs, the record is the perfect soundtrack for our turbulent times.
Continue reading Track by Track: MAHNE FRAME – MAD WORLD (SELF RELEASE, 2020)
Words: James Frostick and Nic Brown
Earlier this week friendships officially dropped FISHTANK, a brand-new album of multifaceted electronic music and visual accompaniments – a reverberating opus that might be one of the year’s most remarkable releases. Nic Brown takes us through the album’s distinct movements via a track-by-track breakdown – a tour as surreal and otherworldly as the listening/viewing experience itself.
Continue reading Track by Track: FRIENDSHIPS – FISHTANK (ANTEROGRADE / DOT DASH, 2020)
Words: James Frostick
Artist image: Lou Wheeler
We are pleased as punch to be premiering ‘Toyota’ the new single from sound artist Hextape aka Bridget Chappell. Shaped by moon-lit cityscape explorations and fractured science-fiction imagery, the track oscillates between nighttime lurk and throbbing, pulse-quickening techno.
Continue reading Premiere: HEXTAPE – ‘TOYOTA’
Words: James Frostick
Artist image: Rosepure
Following on from her 2018 record Hired Muscle and March 2020’s split record with her sibling Yaws, Grace Stevenson aka Rebel Yell has offered up the first piece of music from her forthcoming LP Fall From Grace. ‘Anti Club Music’, featuring R-T-FAX is a middle finger to the gatekeeping overlords of Australia’s electronic scene, a sarcastic rebuttal wrapped in hard-hitting beats and subversive rave soundscapes.
Continue reading Listen: REBEL YELL – ‘ANTI CLUB MUSIC’
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.
Continue reading Premiere: MOLLUSC – SELF-TITLED EP AND REMIXES (IT RECORDS, 2018)