Music

When Kingdoms Cant Defend by Pataphysics

2:48 minutes (3.21 MB)

Pataphysics Christmas Album cover Melbourne/Sri Lankan artist Pataphysics third 'Christmas album' kicks off with this chill, organ laid beats and trumpet spiked track "When Kingdoms Can't Defend". Pat's smooth flowin conscious rhymes, punctuated by sharp political stabs mark his signature style throughout the album.


Half A Lamington by Spoonbill

4:47 minutes (5.48 MB)

 

jim aka spoonbill

"on her birthday she ate a vegemite sandwich, a piece of pavlova, and half a lamington..."

When the DJ played Spoonbill's Gumtree at last years Earthdance Festival in Darwin, the manic glitchy reworking of the classic Australian folk song had the whole crowd laughing hysterically as they danced underneath the shade of a huge banyan tree. For me, it was a perfect Australian outdoor dance party moment, down to earth, anarchic, psychedelic, playful, and great to dance to.


Empty Show 2007

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This film documents the 9th 'Emptyshow', a graffiti art exhibition created in an abandoned building. The Emptyshows have been going for about 5 years in Australia. Basically a bunch of street artists find an abandoned space- take it over, paint it up & have an opening. No-one knows who organizes the shows, invitations to the opening is by word of mouth and the location kept a secret until the last minute. This film was made especially to screen on the Fed Square outdoor screen as part of "Caught on Tape".
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Four Three by All India Radio

4:02 minutes (5.95 MB)

All India Radio travels with you through the airwaves enveloping you in a warm jet stream that swirls and sweeps you off into the astral realm. Ethereal digital soundscapes with immaculate production are set with organic, post –rockesque texturing and instrumentation: the soundtrack to your dreams.
Drawing comparisons and influences from bands like Boards of Canada, Calexico, and Sigur Ros and having played with the likes of Labradford, Pan American, Stereolab, David Bridie, Laura, Because of Ghosts and This Is Your Captain Speaking, All India Radio are getting national and international recognition.


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gdo4r BOBAN by Gyp$y Dub Orche$tra

7:12 minutes (6.6 MB)

Era Beach by Trevor Brown

Gyp$y Dub Orche$tra (a.k.a Trevor Brown and cohorts) is an electro- acoustic fantasia, melding gypsy, dub and electronica with analogue and digital sounds that are woven into a magic carpet that takes you on a wild and undulating trip through the aether. Trevor Brown is a composer, sound designer and multi-instrumentalist who has had a wide ranging career in the arts, working with bands such as Waiting For Guinesss, Ju Ju Space Jazz, MetaBass n Breath, Morganics, (and many others ), composing for film and theatre to critical acclaim, working with Symphony Orchestras in Australia and the UK, International Dance Troupes, Performance Poets, Post-Industrialist Street Theatre, designing instruments and systems for electro-acoustic manipulation, directing festivals and running workshops in disadvantaged communities.


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E Minor Sea by The Foreign Birds

6:01 minutes (6.89 MB)

Foreign Birds sound can be found in the space between sleep and consciousness. Interwoven melodies created by diverse instrumentation guide the listener into a semi-dream state. The live shows combine immersive sounds with the ambient images of video artist Ben Mastwyk, providing a feast for the senses. The self-funded debut album, A Life Like This, will be released with a DVD.
A percentage of profits from the LP (released on the band’s own label, Earth Bound Sound) will be donated to the protection of old growth forests.


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Without Grace by Martin Martini and The Bone Palace Orchestra

4:12 minutes (5.98 MB)

 

Martin Martini and the Bone Palace Orchestra

Funk, junk, circus, rock with everything from punk to gypsy in between, Martin Martini and The Bone Palace Orchestra create an infectious sound of old-world grooves. Coupled with head-high Tackle-lyrics delivered in an uncompromising Australian pirate-roar, this collection of anachronistic political themes and the little things in life have drawn an ever increasing cult following hooked on the addictive music and the unpredictable nature of their stage shows.


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Miles by The Pryor Theory

4:43 minutes (4.82 MB)

The Pryor Theory was conceived by the combined forces of Kit Katana (samplers and vocals) and Al Martino (drums and percussion). In true Melboune style the pair met through a handwritten 'wanted' ad, and at Cafe Zappa, forged the musical relationship that is The Pryor Theory. Combining hiphop, triphop and downbeat electronica production sensibilities with mellow vocals, samplers and gadgets with live instruments, The Pryor Theory will be appearing at a club, venue or park near you soon.


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4jo by Francesca Mountford

3:05 minutes (4.05 MB)

Fran Pixel

 

Nervous Doll Dancing...deep electrifying cello, chiming clocks, music boxes, ghostly singing. Moody, sweet, dark,emotional,beautiful. Imagine the dark and mysterious beauty of porcelain dolls, distant memories attached to chiming grandfather clocks, the nostalgic magical delight of opening your treasure box that plays a sweet melody while the ballerina goes round and round and you wonder if she’s getting dizzy yet?

Nervous Doll Dancing is a solo act by Francesca Mountfort. Layers of cello sounds that create dense textures with soaring melodies and sound effects, all created from the cello accompanied by clocks, music boxes and voice.


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Comrades by Agency Dub Collective

4:54 minutes (5.55 MB)

 

Agency Australia

 

 

 

Agency Dub Collective are a live 6-piece from Melbourne, Australia. Heavily influenced by the revolutionary musical styles born in Jamaica, their music ranges from poignant downbeat dub and cruisy skanking roots styles to lively dancehall and stepper rhythms. Bass-heavy grooves are dappled with echo-drenched guitar and keyboards, interspersed with synths, samples and the plaintive cry of the melodica. Sometimes chilled-out, beautiful and classic, at other times futuristic, Agency Dub are always fresh and ever-evolving. Their passionate and articulate frontman, 3oB, delivers a variegated homogeneity of vocal stylings, ranging from sweet reggae falsetto to rowdy rap and ragga. Seeking to reflect the interconnectedness of all things (I&I), the lyrics connect personal and global themes and express a vision of humanity beyond the current capitalist paradigm.


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