the corrupting sea

at once both disquieting and beautiful, a sonic ghost light navigating towards unchartered terrains located somewhere between John Carpenter’s score for ‘the Fog’ and a youthful godspeed. Possessed of majesty and poise, this is the leviathan like ‘exit’ by the corrupting sea as recommended by Jon Atwood / Yellow6, don’t be fooled by its minimalist skin for within its thirteen-minute cinematic gestation what might first pass for sparse textures are blooded fully in emotions both pensively brooding and eerily evocative as it slipstreams between solemn and melancholic as though one last fan faring flurry (see the briefly radiant  snow bursting shimmer at the 9 minute mark) before the lights fade out. https://soundcloud.com/the-corrupting-sea/exit-demo    

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machinefabriek

if we were one of those types that filed our records in alpha order – believe you me I know some who do, we’d would now be springing in action and rummaging through the M’s of the endless line of seven inch singles to source our copy of a machinefabriek single that I’m certain appeared around 2009 or thereabouts on the newly hatched champion version imprint, the same guys who used to send cryptic emails and letters with nonsensical missives, which once you cracked the word play, you realised soon enough was a warning of releases to come. Now as said it was all the work of champion version, yet even now I’m none the wiser or certain of this, in times gone by we’d simply resort to the search engine of the once trusted losingtoday site to reacquaint ourselves with our words – but that’s disappeared and so too has our old losing today email. So, we are damned on all counts. But, enough with the grumbling, new thing from machinefabriek, on champion version of course, this ‘un is being pressed to order, just one week to get your orders in, in return you get two cuts from the artist pressed upon ultra-limited lathe vinyl, guarantee no repress. The release entitled ‘Snoepgoed’ comes in a choice of two versions – like ‘I’ and ‘II’ – we’ve opted for the former, a lulling lovely, frost flecked and gloopy, very sparsely detailed, a collage of sorts whereupon the base elements of a trembling piano refrain are intricately layered and fleshed out upon by the merest of sonic additives which coalesce to give it an intimately hushed  neo classical defrosting.  http://store.championversion.com/album/snoepgoed   

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jordan ireland with purple orchestra

Isn’t this the most gorgeous thing, shimmering choral tones and honeyed harmonies sprayed in sighing baroque arrangements that gathered together craft an uplifting almost hymnal and ethereal haze upon which it’s easy to dreamily lose yourself in, a pure sonic fantasia. Truth is we stumbled across this by sheer accident, out via spunk records this is Jordan Ireland with Purple Orchestra and a track going by the name ‘Melaleuca Girls’ – quite something and not the first time they’ve had cause to have us a swoon given we mentioned them here – https://marklosingtoday.wordpress.com/2016/11/11/jordan-ireland-with-purple-orchestra/

https://soundcloud.com/spunkrecords/jordan-ireland-with-purple-orchestra-here-come-the-melaleuca-girls-1

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auction for the promise club

Been ages since we had any Auction for the Promise Club to go woo woo about, but we thankfully eyed this on a new music listing cobbled together by the best tuna folk. Anyhow this is ‘moonlight’ a track taken from their forthcoming Easy Action full length ‘silence’ – showcasing a more muscular sound than we’ve previously been accustomed to and possessed with a radio frenzying pristine pop prowess that spars, spikes and sears with a pulse pacing emotional turbulence that deliciously peaks around the 3.15 to murmur and mellow briefly before rampaging to the end groove. https://soundcloud.com/auctionforthepromiseclub/moonlight

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raave tapes

okay I’ll warn you now, once this blighter is anywhere near earshot of your headspace don’t start complaining that its starts partying hard. Insidiously addictive this Raave Tapes with ‘2 U XOXO’ – a wickedly wiring slab of post punked dance floor decimating uber groove intricately nailed to a tight as a gnat’s back passage searing white funk motif veers into the hallowed terrains of Gang of Four albeit re-modelled by D4.

RAAVE TAPES

‘2 U XOXO’ TOUR

Remaining Dates

FRI 10 MAR | BREWCASTLE #3 @ BLACK BEAR LODGE, BRISBANE QLD

SAT 11 MAR | INCEST FEST @ MIAMI SHARK BAR, GOLD COAST QLD

THU 16 MAR | OXFORD ART FACTORY, SYDNEY NSW w/ White Blanks

SUN 19 MAR | DING DONG LOUNGE, MELBOURNE VIC

FRI 24 MAR | THE CROWN & ANCHOR, ADELAIDE SA w/ FOAM

THU 30 MAR | SNAKEPIT @ PROUD MARY’S, CENTRAL COAST NSW w/ Luca Brasi

FRI 31 MAR | SECRET SHOW, NSW

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broken soundtracks

is it just me or does this just scream summer, comes on like an itch you can’t scratch ablaze in a wiring effervescence that slaps you in the face and then slaps you again just for good measure, this young people is one half of a split cassingle – that’s a single on a cassette for those born in a post physical release era reliant on downloads, streaming and other disposable sonic naffness before the nostalgic interest in all things wax and ferric had you all buying your records again on limitless new formats. Fear not we all fell for it in the great expanded / remastered / SACD et al com of the late 80’s which accounted for several homes having a zillion copies of ‘DSOTM’. Anyway this is heading out soon on roadkill records – a split EP cassette with Weird Sex on one side and these dudes – Broken Soundtracks – on the other – and whose ‘to be among my enemies’ – every single day I can tell you – is being previewed as a teaser taster – two minutes of teen spirited garage gouged bubble grooved prickly pop-ness that hints of the Ramones freebasing on the Pistols three favourite power chords. Adorable stuff. https://soundcloud.com/broken-soundtracks/to-be-among-my-enemies   

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the lost tapes record club – EP3

Those with a vague recall for such things might well remember us going cock-a-hoop for a limited set heading out of the Exquisite Corpses sound factory, a rummage through lost library recordings if you will by those good folk known as Clinic. These recordings originally saw the light of day, albeit briefly, via the folklore tapes imprint whereupon they were cobbled up onto stupidly limited cassettes that flew the coup on word alone and into obscurity and legend to boot. These last few years have seen limited vinyl outings given over to both Volumes 1 and 2, Volume 3 is set to join the fray prepped as it is, for limited issue next month. Just 250 copies available and something I’m sure that will appeal those of you finitely attuned to the way of both ghost box and finders keepers not to mention the kind of vintage electronica these days masquerading under the hauntologist / Radiophonic umbrella. Alas we only have brief sound clips for now, we will endeavour to make a  full copy our own for a more in depth review at a later date, for now though those good folk at bleep has uploaded sound samples to at least give you an idea of the nostalgic romance rippling through the grooves which while you are at it may we suggest you turn your inquisitive ear the way of both Jellyroll’s’heartbeat’ and ‘resistance’ by Oscar Boothroyd, the former freewheeling into the bucolic cosmic outer worlds of Stereolab’s ‘cobra and phases’ whilst the latter is essentially a wonderfully imagined reworking of the Tornadoes ‘Telstar’ by Barry Gray Orchestra retuned as were by a twang trimmed secret collective made up of members of  Shadowy Men from a Shadow Planet and the Phantom Surfers. https://bleep.com/release/80160-the-lost-tapes-record-club-the-lost-tapes-record-club-ep-3?utm_source=Bleep&utm_campaign=beba49f841-Clinic+The+Lost+Tapes+Record+Club+EP+-+3&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_db8ca97389-beba49f841-2062969

The Lost Tapes Record Club EP-3

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