Adam Trainer is a writer, musician and radio DJ from Perth. He cut his teeth in the Perth indie rock scene with stints in various experimental rock bands including Radarmaker, Polaroid Ghost and the Ghost of 29 Megacycles. His interest in electronic music and composition began when he bought his first computer with the money he earned one summer working the graveyard shift at a service station.

Although his approach to solo composition is constantly changing he is interested in the intersection between texture and melody, between the musical and the non-musical, between sound and space. His debut 3″ CD-R was released on now defunct Perth label Wilting Flower. Since then he has released tracks on compilations released by Phantom Channel, hellosQuare, frosty you haunt me and Feral Media.

His debut full-length album ‘Twice Worn’ was released in May 2009 by hellosQuare.


  1. New Weird Australia, Volume Three. | New Weird Australia.
    August 22, 2010

    […] Of New South Whales’ 7. DRIVE WEST TODAY, Anthropology (4:37), previously unreleased 8. ADAM TRAINER, Corrosion Party (4:22), previously unreleased 9. COMATONE, They Fall Freely (6:05), previously […]

  2. Holly Tannen
    May 29, 2012

    Dear Adam:

    Greetings from the Old Weird America. (Greil Marcus was my next-door neighbor in Berkeley.)

    At last year’s Splendour In The Grass festival, Christine Assange called on musicians to write songs for her son. I’ve written three in response.


    Who will crush the bastards now
    Who will hold them to account
    Who will keep alive his vow
    When Julian’s in prison

    Who will risk their health and youth
    To tell the people how it is
    And who will dare to speak the truth
    When Julian’s in prison

    Twenty years he loved the net
    Twenty years he made it his
    Will we remember or forget
    When Julian’s in prison

    If you like, I can send you an MP3 of the song, or a copy of the CD.


    Holly Tannen

    The Flower of Australia: Three Songs for Julian and his Friends
    is scheduled for release at the summer solstice, June 21st 2012
    The Geek Shall Inherit The Earth – Julian’s – The Flower of Australia
    Proceeds to the Julian Assange Defense Fund

    Holly Tannen, MA
    Mistress of Folklore
    POB 1136
    Mendocino, CA 95460

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