‘Talk Less’ is a book available both in print and digital format which chronicles 10 years of the dedicated underground DIY label in Australia. It’s filled with candid and intense photos of shows, living rooms, laneways and garages getting filled with people, music, art and being torn apart!
You probably weren’t there. It wasn’t a big deal. The shows, these releases and artists aren’t trying to get all the attention. They aren’t necessarily trying to break through. They’re trying to be relevant and honest. So this book documents how Matheson and his people brought it all into being via that same organic zero-bullshit way. Continue reading Talk Less: A decade of D.I.Y. by Lesstalk Records
(*it’s also a great song by Purplene)
So here’s an answer for the question ’what bands should I start listening to?’ WITHOUT the judgement you’d expect from elite scenesters and keyboard warriors. Take it from someone who was around when these bands were, this is where you start. Continue reading DIYFS: Swords Down – A history of emo in Australia*
Real talk. You know what? I dropped the ball several times on some absolutely outstanding releases in 2017 and I just couldn’t find my chill after doing the normal Top 10 list until I’d made some sort of penance. So below is a handful of the best stuff I DIDNT get around to penning reflections on. And I feel bad. Continue reading The Other List. (aka amazing releases I didn’t write up > but should have.)
This is a contender for the math/prog release of the year. Maybe just release of the year. Continue reading SEIMS – 3
The highly anticipated follow up to the ‘Iridescent’ EP does not disappoint. Continue reading Majora – Aphotic (EP) 2017 – Birds Robe Records
No way I’m going to do this justice with my limited vocabulary and mere words. Suffice to say it was incredible.
Continue reading Omahara – untitled / Art As Catharsis (2017)
Far Away Stables have attempted a far reach with this new album. The ambition and intent to demonstrate musicality and musicianship is well on display as much as the bands grasp on melody and song writing. It’s not so much..technical..or progressive, it’s just very dramatic, busy and confident. Continue reading Far Away Stables – Between Rage and Serenity (2017)
Amber has too much time on her hands. The beautiful and restrained melancholy is captured across 8 pieces of slow ambient music filled with reverb, delicate guitars, shimmering cymbals and minimalist drums, swelling bass and droning keys. Continue reading Cloud Tangle – Pocket (EP) 2017