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01. To Know (Resetting) (3:31)
02. H. I. C. B (5:04)
03. Relate To (3:23)
04. ANS (3:50)
05 Move 2 Me (4:15)*
A visual EP from Rita Revell available on USB format with a digital “audio only” format sold separately.
Rita’s disarming, hardware-based, one-take jams are interleaved with archival family tape footage
to reread her parent’s wedding ceremony from 1988.
The soundtracked video considers the ambiguous referentiality of the ‘live’ event; underscoring the inevitable contribution of mediating machines and temporal conditions within the construction of familial narratives.
This is the second official release from Revell, succeeding on from her first EP, “I Had a Very
Bad Time!” for Happy Endin’ Records in 2014.
Mastered in house. *USB format comes with bonus track, “Move to Me”.
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01. Wet Garden (7:07)
02. Bitch Rich pt. 2 (Chill Sessions) (5:26)
03. Change You’re Tune (4:45)
04. Juice Bit (7:29)
Wet Garden EP of melodic juke and house from Melbourne production duo Cheap Present, the combined sound of two introspective and independent artists (Luis CL & E.NV). This 4 track cassette & digital release reflects the pairs mutual respect, style and taste. tributes paid to early australian dance music, Chicago ghetto house and footwork.
This marks the second release for Cheap Present, following their Presenting EP for Comfort35 Tapes back in ’14, more recently EN.V’s “Ur Future is Bright” Cassette for DEROARCADE + Luis CL’s “It’s Getting Better 12” for Super Conscious Records.
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01. Simulacrima (3:02)
02. Sleeping surfaces (5:25)
03. Mind (3:35)
04. Twink (3:14)
05. Oxyacetylene (4:01)
06. Tailings (3:07)
A new body of work from Beyond Solutions (formally known as Javed de Costa) for This Thing available on limited USB Business Card & Digital formats. Javed’s a musician who has also worked with videos, events, and spatial occupations.
“…so much of the brutality of the world is obscured by aesthetics and utopianism. Everyone knows that the world is unsatisfying, but the ubiquitous promises and images of simplicity and satisfaction and utopia just become more seductive in the face of that, like it doesn’t seem to matter if we know they are not real. I feel like I have to hold these two realities together, not just deny the impulse to utopianism. Sometimes engaging in utopianism seems more like survival than indulgence. It’s been a necessary way of surviving anger at queerphobia and racism, to sublimate or channel that into intellectual or aestheticised versions of itself that have some force-fed utopian quality.’
I wanted to make this record sound mostly really clean, and like a finished product, but with an internal tension that upset that, upset the desirability of that finished product. A connection between these sanitised images and what they promise, and the harshness of what underlies them and the psychological trap of those promises – the insincerity of advertising, its long term preconscious effects, some way of surviving that…”
Physical purchase of this EP features additional custom alarm tones for your mobile device.
Release date: 01/10/16
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01. Body (2:58)
02. Growth (3:42)
03. Recollection & Return Inn (Hyatt Lobby) (3:53)
04. Dedication To Ellis B (4:46)
05. Skit (1:16)
06. C 6006 Relay (4:52)
Rory Glacken has been heavily invested in Perth music for some time, documenting and presenting various events and archiving outsider goings-on. Their own efforts as Tourist Kid have been subtle and considered, with their live shows capturing recent attention. This EP marks their first release for a label.
“For me, the record itself came out of continual late night on-foot commutes from city to home, usually after clubbing or seeing close friends or whatnot. I have pretty bad tinnitus that acted up a bunch whenever I would be walking home which affected listening to music and my engagement with the surroundings at the time.
Throughout the process of making this record, I became obsessed with the idea of how each person interprets & processes silence differently. I’d say live a life surrounded by, and constantly filled with other people, often the walks I take are therapeutic & have a degree of seclusion. I find the idea of cancelling out or ignoring the presence of background / ambient noise strange when It comes to listening to music, as it often filters through and affects my experience of listening. Whereas silence can often be seen as a complete vacuum of sound, I became interested in the idea of living in the presence of intrusive or ambient background noise without feeling the need to drown it out.
Tonally, I wanted to find a way of having 128KB samples – fragments and soft synths which mimic real instruments – to be able to coexist and melt into something more ambiguous through layers of signal processing. The entire record was made on a laptop which isn’t out of the norm for a lot of producers, however I feel that many feel shame or hide from that idea. I want to embrace the idea of trying to cultivate or sculpt an organic “non laptop” sound from purely digital means, whilst being able to keep both elements of natural & digital present.
Texturally, the record takes cues from ASMR & Musique Concrete however my primary focus was on cultivating spacial awareness. I understand the EP falls foremost under the Ambient / Drone category but a lot of the status quo factors in terms of time and form weren’t in my interests and structurally I wanted something that felt generative & cyclical.”
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01. Sacrificed Greyhound (5:06)
02. Sacrificed Greyhound (ju ca Remix) (5:08)
03. Halo (3:44)
04. Halo (reprise) (1:15)
05. Halo (Thomas William Remix) (6:11)
The new EP from Hyde, formally known as Electric Sea Spider available as a “pay as you feel” Download. Features remixes from ju ca and Thomas William.
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01. Onimera (1:41)
02. Portion (1:28)
03. Aliasing (1:35)
04. Crestfell (3:05)
05. Inters (0:58)
06. Fibres (3:42)
07. Reset (3:27)
The new EP from Perth based producer, Atripat. His label first for This Thing, distinguishes itself in its structural subversion. A short yet precise, narrative that unfolds conventions, A world where joy and fear exist simultaneously.
*Available now in Cassette & Digital formats.
*Artwork by Tal Levin. Mastered by Wade M. Gilmour
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01. Free Side (3:26)
02. Ono-Sendai (5:38)
03. Sequenced Space (8:18)
04. (UNTITLED) (1:40)
05. Sequenced Space 2.0 (7:55)
27-minutes of Gibson-inspired autonomous digital kosmische from the NZ Born / Melbourne based Artist, Straylight otherwise known as Keegan Costley.
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Light Pink Logo on Black or Light Pink /
Black Logo on White + Bonus “Hello?” Tape.
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01. dri flip (2:10)
02. hydro dyn (2:59)
03. locale (1:35)
04. tec disintegration (3:05)
05. co runna (4:33)
06. spear (2:26)
07. climaLITE (3:12)
08. bakk (2:56)
09. posture (5:46)
10. FLUXX (1:55)
11. body content (3:29)
Heavy and minimal genre-voyeurism. Melbourne’s Justin Cantrell, in his label debut as rituals., is exacting in his discomforting agenda. Deviating from his drenched habitat of tape-manipulated, self-released work, Infinity Plus resets into an immersive, decaying narrative of digital isolation.
In this zone of reluctant subversion, we find Cantrell meandering, suspiciously casual, into sonic collapse. Infinity Plus is clear in it’s intent – observing trends through a broken lens, remarking
at the banality, yet ultimately surrendering into a transient obscura.
Available 21/04 in Cassette & Digital formats. Artwork and video accompaniment by Rachael Archibald.
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Mannequins by Whimsical Raps. First up is “MANGROVE”. A new formant oscillator for the Eurorack Modular system. Now distributed within Australia by THIS THING.
“Mangrove holds the essence of an instrument in the form of an oscillator. Sounds are defined not only by pitch but by spectra. As the earth shakes under foot, a whistle blows on the wind.” LOL
For more info head to WHIMSICALRAPS.COM