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The Rupture by Mountains In The Sky

4:12 minutes (5.1 MB)

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Take your telescope, turn it inside out, and point it up to the sky. Look up at the mouintains: through the clouds you’ll see a gamelan orchestra, a circle of free-range jazz drummers beating it out, some sirens calling out from the peaks, some Midwich Cuckoo school children skipping and singing backwards. Beyond them the mossy hills fold in an out and over one another…
Such is the beauty and wonderment encountered in producer, John Lee’s sonic terrain, a vast landscape of samples, cuts, splices, glitches and instrumentation encompassing a panorama of musical styles.
Take a trip through the peaks and valleys of ‘Celestial Son’ and the latest Mountains in the Sky release,‘ Accipio’, and find yourself at a MITS live show, where John Lee and collaborator Stuart McFarlane will jam it out and bring it all home with a lush, beat driven party vibe.


Police Brutality video by Combat Wombat

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'Police Brutality' is the second video clip from Combat Wombat's album Unsound System. Based on illustrations by vocalist MC Izzy, the video was created by Dragonfly Animation. It also features indymedia footage from Pine Gap and Beverly Uranium Mine protests. Check out Combat Wombat's previous video's on Undergrowth Qwest and Tunin' Technology. Visit Combat Wombat's website website for more about the band.


'Gumtree' by Spoonbill + Aphid

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From the Undergrowth archives: VJ King Aphid's anarchic video clip to Spoonbill's glitch ode to the Australiana classic 'Gumtree'

Video: Aphid (aka Jonno Chong)


Sneaker by Spoonbill

4:58 minutes (4.55 MB)

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With an infectious double bass groove, layered with glitch beats and rhodes, Sneaker is one of the many stand out tracks from Spoonbill's MEGAFAUNA album, released in 2005.

 Sneaker features Bryson Mulholland on the rhodes and James Maguire on the double bass.


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Mark's Knee by Isnod

2:01 minutes (2.43 MB)Take the last century of music, put it into a blender and serve under some moody lighting, with chilli and cocktail umbrellas. Out pours ISNOD, a moody, molasses-smooth mélange of many a genre - the soundtrack of the fall of the current roman empire. Expect small moments of beauty and chaos through sound and di
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Refugee by Combat Wombat

2:01 minutes (2.43 MB)

Woomera photo by Tim Parish

up at the camp, over the fire
we heard about something that required
immmediate action to be taken
coz real bad shit was in the makin'
at an ex army u.s. base station
another dodgy enterprise of the nation
was under way on dis desert day
a refugee hostage situation
500 people had escaped a compound
of which against their will had been confound
with no connection to the outside world
they had been locked away without being told
of their future destination
a real dodgy situation
a total human rights violation

innocent people men women and children
come a long way lookin' for their freedom
what once was their home
is now a war zone
under dictatorship, in poverty
their only choice was to flee
just to end up behind lock and key
but the crew from camp knew what they what they had to do
so they all chucked in and bought heaps of food
to take down to the refugees
that were hangin' by the supermarket waiting for a feed
but the cops had barricaded the shops
police harassment 3 day non-stop
the cops said you can't give them anything to eat
or we will arrest you for walking down the street
after three days the cops had starved them out
we tried to show solidarity with screams and shouts
some so weak they were taken back in buses
dont even know if they heard our fusses
some stayed storng as they walked along at gunpoint
back to the place they fled from
now their back behind bars
and i can still see the scars
of human rights abuses
why the inoccent the losers?

Lyrics by MC Izzy


The Last Redoubt by Filastine

3:04 minutes (4.88 MB)Filastine portrait Filastine creates music and live sets that wreck genre, charting a new sonic map by synchronizing mutated hiphop, smashed-up beats, and international obscura. This year Filastine dropped Burn It on dj/Rupture's Soot Records. A pair of 12" vinyls on Soot and Shockout Records will be out in the fall, and a few scattered tracks can be found on compilations, in films, and a 7".
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Vacuum Pack by Brent Arnold

5:14 minutes (6.34 MB)

Brent Arnold Brent Arnold is a cellist, songwriter, composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist who composes music for film, and does producing, arranging and recording. Current projects include a solo record titled Cinema Deep Crush (due for Fall 2006 release), and groups Invincible Hummingbirds, Jihae Kim, Dark Cutters, Ghosts I've Met, and the Spheres.


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Speeding Ticket by Curse ov Dialect

3:03 minutes (2.79 MB)

Curse Ov Dialect portrait CURSE OV DIALECT have a sound as diverse and inclusive as their cultural backgrounds (Maltese, Macedonian, Indian, Maori, and Pakistani). Combining a multitude of sounds from all eras and styles, (these guys sample some obscure and esoteric material!!) quality beats, turntablism and production sensibility and unique flows with a lucid political flavour, Curse ov Dialect tear the hiphop rulebook to pieces and step beyond, creating avant-guarde hiphop opera.


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Don't Hide Away by Miso

4:00 minutes (4.43 MB)

Miso Art Miso is the product of 3 years of electronic composition by producer Thomas (Soup) Campbell, and his integration and collaborative composition with instrumentalists, Supina Bytol, Martin Hadley, Naomi Jean and Ben Skepper. Miso have a strong and unique flavour, blending elements of triphop, dub, break-beat and jazz with lush, organic textures of natural timbres, and honeyed vocals. Miso have been making a splash in the Melbourne music scene over the past year.


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