Tue, 21 February 2012
On this week’s podcast, we celebrate Australian chiptune with two artists who recently represented the city of Sydney at Australia’s first international chiptune festival, Blipfest which took place mid-February in Melbourne. Ten Thousand Free Men And Their Families and Abortifacient came into the New Weird Australia studio to have a chat and play a live set ahead of the Festival event, and to give us an insight into how they found their way into chiptune in the first place.
Sean from Abortifacient has taken his work overseas, playing with the likes of Ove-Naxx, and touring to Japan, UK, Spain. He blends breakcore into his chiptune, and his seemingly relentless schedule of releases recently gave us the succinctly titled ‘my name is Abortifacient’. Tom from 10K describes himself as “a guy who yells at Game Boys” and - when you hear the live set he plays at the start of this session, you’ll know why. If you are at all sensitive to strong language, you may want to temporarily plug your ears.
This session originally aired on 9th February 2012.
Tue, 14 February 2012
On this week’s podcast, Thomas William vs Scissor Lock - a unique collaboration between two prolific Sydney producers.
Thomas William is a fixture of Sydney’s experimental music scene, shapeshifting through many guises as a musician, teacher, and director of artist run initiative, Serial Space. His blend of shifting synths, broken percussion and unstable tunings has so far featured on three full-length releases, two as Cleptoclectics, and a third most recently on Melbourne’s ‘This Thing’ imprint.
Marcus Whale’s relentless restlessness has seen him present a unique combination of manipulated voice, feedback and laptop processing under his Scissor Lock pseudonym, as well his much-lauded Collarbones project with Travis Cook (aka Cyst Impaled) and his debauched faux R&B boy band Black Vanilla (formed with Guerre and Marseilles).
The pair gave audiences a first glimpse of their project with a face-to-face match at New Weird Australia’s ‘Unpopular Music’ event in 2010, and then in March 2011 they visited us on New Weird Australia to play a short live live-to-air set and to talk about the genesis of their collaboration.
Direct download: NWA_Podcast_21_-_Thomas_William_vs_Scissor_Lock.mp3
Category:music -- posted at: 10:05 PM
Mon, 6 February 2012
On this week's podcast, an in-studio live to air set and interview with Yolke.
Formed while field researching sound in 2008, this Melbourne psych ambient four-piece released their debut album 'Poppy Wash' back in 2010, and it quickly drew references to shoe gaze, krautrock and folktronica, with some of the reviews citing the pop quirks of Caribou and Ariel Pink as influences.
Last month, Yolke embarked on an east-coast tour of Australia along with their 'Fallopian Tunes' label-mates Trjaeu, Wild Dog Creek, Document Swell and Red Hymns, which also saw them all and taking in an appearance at the inaugural Wormwoodstock Festival in NSW. The live-to-sir set includes three extended tracks from Yolke, including new and unreleased material - and we’ll also hear a track from the 'Poppy Wash' album and from their road trip buddy, Document Swell.
The live set originally broadcast on FBi Radio on 26th January 2012.