Title: New Weird Australia, Passages, Volume Three
Catalogue Number: NWA017C
Released: January 2015
1. Gold Tango – Telescope (NWA004) 03:26
2. Anonymeye – If At First You Don’t Secede (NWA001) 05:31
3. Secret Birds – Pink Nites (NWAUM003) 08:35
4. Vorad Fils – Temple Leak (NWA005) 02:42
5. K Mason – Of 2 Evils (NWA003) 07:15
6. Cuckoos – Unbe (NWA014) 03:51
7. Splendid Friends – Holy Shears (NWA002) 01:42
8. Crab Smasher – Skin Destruction (NWA005) 03:58
9. Chrome Dome – She Said (NWA006) 01:11
10. Solar Barge – Semektet (NWA012) 03:44
11. A Demon Sheen – The Mask of Ultimate Embarrassment and Shame (NWA014) 08:12
12. Dot.AY – You Knight (NWA005) 05:24
13. Ambrose Chapel – Undead (NWA009) 07:36
14. Soft Power – Pacific Problem (NWA016) 05:57
15. Eleventeen Eston – It’s All Again (Reprise) (NWA012) 02:44
16. Generations – Time to Die (NWA015) 03:11
17. Isle Adore – Keep A Lid On (NWA006) 04:54
18. Camryn Rothenbury – Racing Across the Void (NWA008) 03:30
19. Mere Women – Sun Rising (Live at Unpopular Music 2010) (NWAUM002) 03:31
Compiled by Innez Tulloch.
All tracks originally released on the New Weird Australia label between 2009 and 2014.
Artwork by Heath Killen, heathkillen.com
Released under a Creative Commons licence (Attribution, Non-Commercial, No Derivatives).
New Weird Australia, Passages, Volume Two is part of a three-volume set. Volume One is curated by Stuart Buchanan and Volume Two is curated by Andrew Tuttle.
New Weird Australia is concluding its mission after five years in operation, and marks the moment with a three-volume set titled ‘Passages’. Each volume is curated by one of New Weird Australia’s three directors – Stuart Buchanan, Andrew Tuttle and Innez Tulloch – and features 51 tracks from the project archive, including music from Holy Balm, Guerre, Kučka, No Zu, Kirin J Callinan, Oscar Key Sung, Matthew Brown, Chrome Dome, Mere Women and many more.
Since its inception in 2009, New Weird Australia has established a number of projects in support of Australian experimental music, clocking up over 400,000 downloads in five years, distributed through its own online channels and via its long-standing association with WFMU’s Free Music Archive. New Weird Australia projects included its 23-volume compilation series, the acclaimed netlabel Wood & Wire, the ‘New Editions’ series of individual artist releases, a long-running radio show on Sydney’s FBi and a nationwide series of live shows.
New Weird Australia founder Stuart Buchanan notes: “When we launched five years ago, Australian experimental music was often frustratingly hard to uncover. We saw an opportunity to connect audiences into work that was beyond the fringes, and offer artists opportunities to widen their community. Although that mission could well be endless, online networks now afford artists easier access to fans and supporters, in ways we could not have imagined five years ago. This therefore feels like a good moment to conclude, to reflect on the collective achievements of all the artists involved, and to showcase some of the work that has made the project so compelling.”
In addition to the ‘Passages’ compilation trilogy, New Weird Australia’s netlabel, Wood & Wire, will release its final album featuring exclusive soundtracks recorded for FBi’s ‘Ears Have Ears’ experimental music program, with extended material from Fatti Frances, Rites Wild, Hollow Press and Cycle~ 440. Download from woodandwire.com.au.
The full New Weird Australia project archive will remain online indefinitely, acting as a record of a unique and vibrant period in the outer limits of Australian music.