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VISION FOUR 5 – Ritual of Love EP (reissue)

VISION FOUR 5 – Ritual of Love EP

https://Xelon.lnk.to/EACpp

Officially this is the first single from the upcoming debut album ‘Texture’. This single switched gears for the band musically by releasing on CD which opened up an above the line distribution channel and split the sound into singles for radio and vinyl/remixes for clubs and rave. The vocals were delivered by Sheree Exton, who sang previously on Cyberphobia and much later on ‘B the 1’ on the second album ‘Humid’. While we’re on the topic of the vocalists who worked with Vision Four 5, here’s the shout out to all those talented and diverse singers:

Emma Baker Spink: The first vocalist, met in clubs and full of good vibes. Emma sang on ‘Love Power’ which formed part of the independent release ‘Deep Fantasy’

Sheree Exton: Introduced through a former lecturer and vocal coach, singing on ‘Cyberphobia’, Ritual of Love’, both of which she appeared in the video’s for and later ‘B the 1’

Yolanda Podolski: Conservatorium opera graduate and lead singer of cool indie/electro band (also featuring stable mate Paul Mac from Itch-e & Scratch-e) The Lab, singing on ‘United’ from the second album ‘Humid’

Lollie: The distinct sound and sights of club/cabaret personality Lollie, who co-wrote and sanf on ‘Funkify Yourself’ and ‘Purple Lamp’ as well as writing the lyrics for ‘B the 1’. What a team. She is a prolific talent who would take instrumentals to another dimension and turn them into killer songs with a unique and quirky appeal.

Thematically ‘Ritual of Love’ is a reflection of the clubbing lifestyle and rituals of mateship taking place in a modern social context. The original video played on this theme from the fervid to the frigid, extending the idea to body as landscape.

It was made on one of the first Avid digital non-linear edit suites in Australia and won a digital design award the year it was released.

Vision Four 5 always approached electronic music from a band, not a DJ perspective and included video and interactivity at the same experiential level for their shows. Touring and gigging was an essential part of writing and developing the material, both musical and visual, which was then released as singles albums and videos.

It’s an exciting time to be able to release the entire catalogue in it’s original form on all digital formats, with a few extra’s thrown in, to re-connect the music of the 90’s with people and find new audiences, which helps people understand how we got here.

By Noel Burgess
22/07/2016
https://www.facebook.com/visionfour5

original post @ https://www.facebook.com/visionfour5/posts/1413085998705375

Black Mercury Lloyd W Barrett - listening notes

Black Mercury album by Lloyd W Barrett
https://secretkillerofnames.bandcamp.com/album/black-mercury
(listening notes)

the album begins with a sound of the future, blade runner style. continues with sounds picturing cinematic wide-swept scenes. openness. there's a lightness underlying these songs that I'm really enjoying. & some interesting sounds in Imposter Syndrome - finished too soon. full-bodied, layered.

oh beauty. 'cloud refuge'

oh gorgeous "the Church of Enlightened Disinterest"

Agbogbloshie. so lush. mixed with sparks of electricity

it's been on repeat all evening (random & in order)

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Audible Women

Audible Women is an online directory for women who make some kind of art that can be listened to. It is open to women who make sound, sound art, noise and music (acoustic or electronic) with a bit of an experimental and exploratory bent.

Visit the site for more info or to submit something
http://www.audiblewomen.com

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female:pressure

female pressure is an international network of female artists in the fields of electronic music: from musicians, composers and DJs to visual artists, cultural workers and researchers. A worldwide resource of female talent that can be searched after criteria like location, profession, style or name. "Why are there so few women active in the electronic music scene?" - each one of us has heard this question a thousand times... Here is the answer: It's not our number, it's about how and if we are recognized!

female:pressure intends to strengthen networking, communication and representation - a standard instrument to obtain information about artists, contact them, and find out about other, maybe less known women working in the fields of electronic music all around the globe.

via http://www.femalepressure.net/fempress.html
visit http://www.femalepressure.net for more details

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New Weird Australia project has closed down

New Weird Australia is concluding its mission after five years in operation, and will mark 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, with design by New Weird Australia art director, Heath Killen.

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.

http://newweirdaustralia.com/2015/01/new-weird-australia-concludes-with-...

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Kris Weston AKA Thrash kris-starter

Kris Weston AKA Thrash ex member of The Orb is doing a kickstarter / kris-starter so he can make more music. see https://krisweston.com

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Experimental Music: Audio Explorations in Australia (book)

Experimental Music: Audio Explorations in Australia is written by artists, producers and participants in alternative music-making, and including a companion CD, Experimental Music explores the development of forms, ideas and scenes in Australia from the 1970s to the present. It brings together a wide range of musical experimentation, from post-punk, noise, appropriation, electronic dance and listening music, to free improv, computer process music, experimental radio, instrument building and audiovisual fusions -- practices that have formed an integral part of Australian creative culture. Experimental Music illustrates how these forms have influenced each other to create a fertile and diverse culture, and highlights why it is vital to question, experiment and break the rules.

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Liquid Architecture 10 festival

Liquid Architecture 10 : Festival of Sound Arts is a landmark occasion for the festival and for sound culture in Australia. Celebrating its tenth consecutive year, the Liquid Architecture sound festival runs for four weeks and goes to seven cities across Australia, presenting an exciting program of contemporary sound arts.

David Byrne in Auckland

David Byrne performed in Auckland at ASB Theatre - Aotea Centre last night, 14th Feb 2009, as part of his "Songs of David Byrne & Brian Eno" world tour. I loved the show. The musicians, backup singers and David Byrne all wore white. The lighting was a series of subtle background colours changing for effect in different songs. Byrne chatted with the audience who shouted comments to him & showed their appreciation with loud applause.

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Jax Panik: crazy new electro-pop prodigy!

Hailing from the creative hub of Cape Town, South Africa, Jax Panik has risen from obscurity to being one of the country's most promising new acts. What started out as an online-only release less than a year ago now enjoys high rotation play listing on some of the country's best known radio stations.

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Greg Jenkins - composer and performer

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greg jenkins - composer and performer

greg jenkins composes directly with the inherent musicality of sounds, making harmony, melody and rhythm subservient to sonic texture and spatiality. He will often extrapolate sonic minutiae into whole compositions for example by "zooming in" on a tiny fragment of recorded voice then using this as the basis of a droning musical weft.

greg also likes to hit things; things such as suspended arrays of inverted flower pots; things such as beer kegs; and things such as midi percussion controllers which allow him to subversively remap non-percussive sound objects to percussive performance gestures. He frequently makes use of "micro-gestures" - subtle physical manipulations of computer hardware which control software synthesis engines allowing him to perform directly on the software in real time. greg is also known as "cactusman" due to his penchant for using a cactus as an amplified acoustic instrument.

Apell releases third album "Reconstituted"

"Reconstituted" is the third Apell album and sounds like the groovier half of Amon Tobin sampling George Clinton with a jazzy electric bass. The album features a drum n bass version of Neil Young's "Don't Let it Bring You Down" and a chill out reworking of George Harrison's overlooked gem "Long, Long, Long" from The Beatles White Album. Another album highlight is the track "Dubya" featuring lyrics inspired by inane quotes from President George W Bush's speeches and his life story.

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Bluetech returns with "Phoenix Rising" release

Bluetech returns with his first new material since 2005. after splitting his musical expression into multiple aliases, Phoenix Rising marks his return to eclectic, ecstatic, and emotional electronic music, and exists as a precursor to an expansive album entitled The Divine Invasion coming early 2009 on aleph zero records.

music incubated in dreams, flows of energy from ancestral sources, the shape of the wind.

grab one while they are here, as they are only available from the somnia website and limited to 777 copies worldwide, soy inks on recycled paper, sewn and sealed in wax with incredible cover art by ray massini

Audio samples, digital files and CD available at: http://www.somniasound.com or visit http://www.bluetechonline.com for more details on Bluetech

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Kristian Thomas' "Kristian Thomas inanace child"

wow, Kristain Thomas' "Kristian Thomas inanace child" song is gorgeous - so lush and haunting. it's on his myspace page & is even downloadable

http://www.users.on.net/~mumfords is his website

http://www.users.on.net/~mumfords/industree/industree-indexv3_1.htm is the IndusTREE website
Kristian used to run events / projects under the PSP name.

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Liquid Architecture 8

Listen. Deeply.
from Liquid Architecture's About page

Liquid Architecture, Australia's premier sound-arts festival, celebrates its eighth consecutive year with concerts, artist talks, workshops, forums, live performances, exhibitions, installations, audio-visuals and recorded work. Featuring our most imaginative musicians, composers, film-sound designers and media artists in a sense-specific feast for the ears.

What is 'Sound Art'?

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