Wood And Wire, New Weird Australia’s companion net label, continues its regular release program with a suite of new albums and EPs from Australian artists, including David Evans (pictured), Cycle~ 440, Adam Cadell and Heartswin.
David Evans has created a refrain for the Australian home past and present on his second solo album Domestic Cinema, the follow up the acclaimed Internal Temporal Order (Sensory Projects). Alongside Evans’s trademark use of old manual typewriters and drumkit, the album was made from ‘field recordings in the home’ coupled with recordings of telephone exchange machinery at Melbourne’s Telecommunications Museum which has been used to connect calls all over Australia during the last 100 years.
Cycle~ 440 is the semi-improvisational electro-acoustic duo of Sam Gillies and Kevin Penkin that fuses acoustic piano with extensive laptop sampling and processing to create alternating soundscapes of extreme fragility and overwhelming density. 17843+ is a collection of recordings from an 8 show tour of Japan undertaken by Cycle~ 440 in February 2013.
Originally from Queensland, Adam Cadell has worked with countless musicians and artists and is one half of the critically acclaimed duo The Scrapes. Recorded entirely on a hand-held field recorder in Accra, Ghana and then munted beyond recognition with his trusty laptop, Til It All Melts Away is a collection of pieces for violin, gonje, percussion, found sounds and electronics represents part of Cadell’s Radical Violin project.
Previously based in London, Sydney artist Heartswin (Sar Friedman) has been singing and touring in various bands and experimental groups over the past decade – most notably serving time in Stephen McBean’s Pink Mountaintops. Her debut release is the epic 21-minute piece Tammuz, reflective of Sar’s vision to venture beyond the boundaries of song-making in order to reach forms which resonate with the mystical concerns of her explorations.
Download all releases for free at Wood & Wire.