Video Premiere: As Good As It Gets by IKSRE

Melbourne/Naarm-based artist Phoebe Dubar is a classically trained multi instrumentalist, producer and sound healer who combines field recordings from across the Australian landscape and ambient drones with strings, synths, and layered vocals to create the ethereal healing sounds of IKSRE (I Keep Seeing Rainbows Everywhere). The title of her new album III could be seen…

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A Sense of Place: Do Not Move Stones by Rose Riebl

“Two States of Mind” is more than just the moving final coda for Rose Ribel’s Do Not Move Stones. It also the piece that is perhaps most emblematic of the rich dualities that animate the album. A classically trained professional concert pianist who studied in both Sydney and Vienna and who has performed at some…

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Premiere: “Branches” by Marigold Sun

With a moniker that could not sound more perfect for an early summer release, Marigold Sun is the alias for a new solo project from Singaporean-Australian musician Eric Li Harrison which will see its debut later this month on Hush Hush Records. Leaving behind his home country of Australia, Eric recently relocated to New York…

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Sound Impression: Love and Keep by Sophie Hutchings

If you listen you can hear the ocean… The same thing we tell our children when they hold a seashell to their ear could be said of Sophie Hutchings‘ music, only rather than trapped ambient noise emulating the faint echo of a washing tide, the call of the sea can be heard in the spirit…

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Travelogue: The Last Leaves of Autumn

The days are growing shorter and the last leaves of autumn are fading embers that will soon disappear. The transition of fall into winter seems especially dispiriting in a pandemic year, but there is still comfort and consolation in the anodyne effects of music. The six albums that comprise this journey come from artistic voices…

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Sound Impression: Invisible by Various Artists (Preserved Sound)

However long it takes to put this seemingly interminable pandemic in the rear view mirror, one day down the road we will get the chance to look back fondly on the bright spots of kindness, creativity, and friendship that illuminated the darker times. But that does not mean we can’t savor them now where we…

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Sound Impression: the old capital by Claire Deak & Tony Dupé.

Melbourne musicians Claire Deak & Tony Dupé describe themselves as ” home orchestra well-suited for late night rambling” or, alternatively, “two composers create an intimate domestic symphony in the hours their son sleeps”. Either description turns out to be more than apt for the music they have created for the debut album on Lost Tribe…

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Duologue: A conversation with Tess Said So

One piano player. One percussionist… As classically trained musicians, Rasa Daukus (piano/keyboards) and Will Larsen (percussion/drums/electronics) began working together as music undergraduates playing a repertoire based on 20th century piano and percussion. Tess Said So combine piano, percussion and electronics with non-classical sounds and techniques, infusing their sound with pop, jazz, ambience and minimalism. With I Did…

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ALBUM STREAM: ‘La Fonte’ by Brendon John Warner

For eight years, Brendon John Warner wrote, recorded & toured Australia with the progressive post-rock group We Lost the Sea before heading down a different musical path to pursue his growing interest in synthesis and lo-fi electronics. Beginning to pull at what he calls “a long lingering creative thread”, he dedicated himself to a “radical, contemporary musical…

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