Harmonix

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RADIO.UNDERGOWTH.ORG Music Editor
Homepage: http:///radio.undergrowth.org
About: To submit music for Radio Undergrowth contact Sarah MacDonald at: harmonix@undergrowth.org
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Gypsy Throttle by Barons of Tang

3:44 minutes (4.28 MB)

 

The Barons Of Tang are a bunch of gypsy deathcore pirates looting the high seas of Melbourne's sweet underbelly. You'll likely find them beneath bridges burning violins and causing jelly wrestling mayhem.

Don't look for them though, they'll find you and force you to slamdance to sea shantys before you know it.


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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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The Rupture by Mountains In The Sky

4:12 minutes (5.1 MB)

MITS Deer

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.


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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