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Two experimental sound nights programmed by emerging sound curators’ Dan Lewis from Bon Voyage Records and Andrew Tuttle from Micronations.
17 September Neon Mountain: Qua, Fabio Umberto, Dot.AY, Micronations DJs
Micronations, programmed and directed by Andrew Tuttle, is based in Brisbane, Australia, and through various events aims to promote innovative music and sound from around the world, with a special emphasis on Australian audio creations. Neon Mountain curated by Andrew Tuttle has a thematic focus on beat based part music, with ‘psychedelic space’ techno, futuristic ‘Italo-disco’ and ‘computer-game’ stutter breaks blending for a Saturday night ‘springtime birds’n’bees blast’.
Great new mix by Elliot (aka James Horsfall) from the Blue Mountains - one of my favourite mixes to date - great tunes and sounds traversing the wider spectrum of melody and electronics in music.
Micronations mix MN009: ELLIOT - MICRONATIONS (June 2011)
Head/s of State: James Horsfall
Sister City: Blue Mountains, Australia
Foreign Relations: http://thefrequencylab.bandcamp.com/album/found-sounds
Download: Download link (soundcloud)
Terra Subfonica (excerpt) - Daniel Blinkhorn
Sun setting over bird cage part 2 - Elliot
Space hopping - Elliot
Not another moniker (live version) - Elliot
Turjana - fLako
Bear ham - Tandy Love
Quarter to six - Slamagotchi and Kilter
Triptych - Know-U
Us (Jon Hopkins Remix) - Nosaj thing
Warm jazz rain - Elliot
Burcak Tarlalari - Mustafa Ozkent
Cosmic Belly Ache - Dom Thomas
Antigravity (Low limit remix) - Shlohmo
Parisian Goldfish - Flying lotus
The Dryer - Virgo four
Sugar flowers - Carlos y Gaby
Puente - Chancha Via Circuito
Tokin’ - Roleo
Ride the Rhythm (Instrumental version) - Unity
Coke Bugs - Electric sea spider
Sunday Sausage - Option Command
H3 Space Cruiser - Monk fly
Not another moniker (Option Command Remix) - Elliot
Capable - Mei Saraswati
Intensives Leben - Triosk
Ellie can dance - Option Command
Not another moniker (Kinahmi Remix) - Elliot
Terra Subfonica (Except) - Daniel Blinkhorn
Reminder! Real Talk is this week. Click this link for more info!
Flyer for ‘Real Talk’, 25 June 2011. Poster and limited screen print by Matt Deasy of 7th Disaster.
Real Talk has a focus on exploratory, abstract, minimal, beautiful and otherwise wonderfully sitdown-ish sounds from throughout Australia and across the globe. Real Talk will guide your ears and eyes through a radical and diverse vortex of awesome.
Micronations mix MN008: RAVEN - MICRONATIONS: NANOSTATES (May 2011)
Head/s of State: Peter Hollo
Sister City: Sydney, Australia
Foreign Relations: http://www.frogworth.com/raven
Factbook: Peter Hollo takes you on a world tour of his current musical listening – plus a few classics that slipped in because they sound so good. Sounds you might hear on his late Sunday night show Utility Fog on Sydney’s FBi Radio, plus an as-yet-unreleased remix of his infamous FourPlay String Quartet.
We we we so excited.
[00:00] Omara Portuondo – La Sitiera
[01:42] Atom™ feat. Tea Time – Love Story
[03:01] Die Antwoord – Fish Paste
[03:26] They Might Be Giants – The World’s Address (Joshua Fried Remix)
[04:40] Colin Stetson – Fear of the unknown and the blazing sun feat. Laurie Anderson, Shara Worden
[07:02] Shit&Shine – Fuck You Folk Singers
[08:47] NoMeansNo – It’s Catching Up
[10:33] Himuro Yoshiteru – Start It
[13:04] B.Dolan – The Reptilian Agenda
[14:59] Sage Francis – Dance Monkey
[16:24] Chilly Gonzales – Never Stop (Rap) / Never Stop
[18:29] Chilly Gonzales vs Busta Rhymes – Dangerous (from Chilly Gonzales’ Pianist Envy mixtape)
[20:36] The Bad Plus – Never Stop
[24:12] PIVIXKI – Konx
[24:55] Igorrr – Brutal Swing
[26:13] Simo Soo – I Smashed My Face (Collarbones remix)
[27:42] Collarbones – Closer
[29:58] James Blake – Footnotes
[32:25] FourPlay String Quartet – You Changed Your Tune (Cleptoclectics remix) [forthcoming]
direct download (not soundcloud)
MN008: RAVEN - MICRONATIONS: NANOSTATES direct download (not soundcloud)
MN007: STUART BUCHANAN - MICRONATIONS: SOUNDTRACK FOR AN IMAGINARY AUSTRALIA: DOWNLOAD LINK (soundcloud)
MN006: YAIR YONA - MICRONATIONS: I HATE GUITARS DOWNLOAD LINK (soundcloud)
MN005: USA KINGS - MICRONATIONS DOWNLOAD LINK (soundcloud)
MN004: ANONYMEYE - MICRONATIONS DOWNLOAD LINK (soundcloud)
MN003: DJ LAME – MICRONATIONS: DESTINATION BASS DOWNLOAD LINK (soundcloud)
MN002: THEE SONIC ASSASSIN – MICRONATIONS: HERE TOMORROW AND GONE TODAY DOWNLOAD LINK (soundcloud)
MN001: DOT.AY - MICRONATIONS: FUTURECORE DOWNLOAD LINK (soundcloud)
For more mixes, click the ‘mix series’ tab to the right!
Micronations mix MN007: STUART BUCHANAN - MICRONATIONS: SOUNDTRACK FOR AN IMAGINARY AUSTRALIA (April 2011)
Head/s of State: Stuart Buchanan
Sister City: Sydney, Australia
Foreign Relations: http://www.stuartbuchanan.com / http://www.newweirdaustralia.com
originally hosted at: http://www.stuartbuchanan.com/index.php/mixtape-soundtrack-for-an-imaginary-australia-2010/
Growing up in Scotland, I spent the first 30 years of my life in ignorance of what truthfully represented Australian culture. However, some of the most cherished music that I listened to in my late teens and early 20s was, in fact, born of this country – and this mix compiles music from that time. Listening from a distance, halfway around the world, these artists (and particularly the tracks represented here) became a soundtrack for an imaginary Australia. What surprises me most, sadly, is that many of these artists are rarely discussed or referenced here in Australia – indeed, their personal impact would seem inversely proportional to their local legacy.
Features extracts from:
Alan Lamb – Night Passage
Dead Can Dance – The Host Of Seraphim
The Foetus All-Nude Revue – Diabolus In Musica
SPK – The Doctrine Of Eternal Ice
Single Gun Theory – Words Written Backwards (Radio Baghdad Edit)
This Mortal Coil – Dreams Made Flesh *
Future Sound Of London – Papua New Guinea (Dumb Child Of Q Mix) **
Severed Heads – Big Car Crash
Dead Can Dance – Chant Of The Paladin
The Foetus All-Nude Revue – Shut
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Watching Alice
Alan Lamb – Last Anzac
Single Gun Theory – Wild Blue Seas
Harold Baigent – Opening Narration from ‘The Road Warrior’
A new night of exploratory and innovative sound from Micronations. Kicks off in Brisbane on Saturday 25 June at Browning Street Studios. Detail in brief below, more info coming soon!
Brain Drain (Sydney) + Ambrose Chapel vs Anonymeye + Scraps + Sunshine State + Micronations DJs
Saturday 25 June
Browning Street Studios
One-off Melbourne ‘Real Talk’ to launch the series on Saturday 4 June. More details as they emerge.
Stand by for some new mixes soon! An exclusive mix for Micronations from Sydney’s Raven (aka Peter Hollo) and a re-hosted mix from New Weird Australia’s Stuart Buchanan. Both fantastic mixes, which will be uploaded once my computer works again! Also keep your eyes out for the launch of Micronations’ new night ‘Real Talk’, an irregular event of delicate sounds.
New Micronations mix available - check out the ‘mix series’ of this website. This one is by Israeli guitarist/label owner Yair Yona - and it’s a stunner. Keeping with the diverse Micronations mix series vibe, this mix, entitled ‘I Hate Guitars’, is a bit cheeky - ignoring its title and featuring wonderful sounds by John Fahey, Jack Rose, Robbie Basho, Glenn Jones, and more.
This mix is HIGHLY recommended - perhaps a bit of a departure from some others in the series - but here at Micronations it’s all about musical divergence. Have a listen!
Micronations mix MN006: YAIR YONA - MICRONATIONS: I HATE GUITARS (April 2011)
Head/s of State: Yair Yona
Sister City: Tel Aviv, Israel
Foreign Relations: http://www.yairyona.net / facebook.com/yairyonamusic / http://en.smalltownromanceblog.com
I Hate Guitars - A Mixtape By Yair Yona
1. Jack Rose - The World Has Let Me Down (The Black Dirt Sessions)
2. Robbie Basho - Japan Idyll (Twilight Peaks)
3. Greg Malcolm - Life On Its Way (Leather And Lacy)
4. Harry Tausig - Children’s Dance (Contemporary Guitar Spring 1967)
5. Ben Reynolds - England (How Day Earnt Its Night)
6. Glenn Jones - Geranium For Mano-a-Mano (Barbecue Bob in Fishtown)
7. Bert Jansch and John Renbourn - Piano Tune (Bert and John)
8. Bob Brotzman - Yaeyama Okinawa (Lumire)
9. Richard Thompson - Ghosts In The Maze (Grizzly Man)
10. John Fahey - Beverly (Live In The Jabberwokie Club, 1972)
‘I Am Feeling Very Olympic Today: Live in Sydney, 2010-2011’ is the first officially available Anonymeye release. Check it out now at Anonymeye’s bandcamp site as a free download, and while you’re at it check out the official Anonymeye website.
Hope you’ve been having an awesome autumn/spring so far. Things at Micronations HQ have been great, taking a bit of a breather from organising shows for the month after the most excellent Captain Ahab headline set at our The Decline of Modern Civilisation night at the end of February. March has been a fantastic month for music in Brisbane, with some (of many) highlights including Omar Souleyman, The Clean, Shitmat, Mike Cooper, Stina, Mark Pritchard, Joanna Newsom, Ryan Francesconi, Rites Wild and Kris Keogh - and that’s just the out of towners!
A couple of things on the horizon… looking at a VERY special Financial New Years Eve edition of the Micronations staple The Decline Of Modern Civilisation, with some awesome surprises and party fun; a show or two from Sydney’s Brain Drain in June (check out his Bandcamp site for free audio), and looking ahead, the possibility of some GREAT things over the coming summer. Sure, it’s ages away, but I’m hoping it’ll all happen… trust me, you’ll be blown away.