New compilation celebrating NWA netlabel 'Wood And Wire'
34-track 'name your price' compilation out now plus two new podcast episodes
Hello hello. It’s been a minute since the last missive, and in the space between there and here, we’ve dropped a new compilation and two podcast episodes; which is a fkn bonanza of weird shit for even the most ardent explorers in the musical nether verse.
Back in 2012, we kickstarted a netlabel offshoot from New Weird Australia called Wood And Wire, as a way to release artist-led projects outside of the regular compilation series. Over four years, Wood And Wire released 36 original EPs from a cohort of weirdos and misfits and reprobates; some of which were corralled into a 2013 compilation for The Lifted Brow magazine.
Reissued last month, Made Of Wood And Wire has been resequenced and expanded to feature tracks from all artists in the label catalogue, featuring Pollen Trio, Drill Folly, Fatti Frances, Regional Curse, Defocus, David Evans, Mudlark, Hinterlandt & Andy Rantzen, Kučka, Stress Waves, These Guy, Hollow Press, Emily Grantham, Piotr-Heslin, The Vainglories, Textile Audio, Peon, K Wilson, Machine Death, Host, Invisible Prism, Shisd, Elbee, Adam Cadell, Setec, fm, h+, Motion, BOK Darklord, Black Pines, Gatherer, Cycle 440, Automating and Heartswin.
Made Of Wood And Wire is available now as a Name Your Price download / stream exclusively from Bandcamp. All proceeds from this release will be donated to the Barpirdhila appeal, which supports Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander artists & community affected by COVID-19.
Over in podcast world, a rough monthly episode schedule seems to be evolving; each featuring about an hour of new mutant music from the upside down.
In November’s episode (number 125, or NWAP125 for the catalogue heads), Divide and Dissolve get remixed in an excellent companion package to their 2020 record ‘Gas Lit’; traditional Southeast Asian instrumentation meets dark metal courtesy of Rinuwat; and we listen to debut releases from electronic experimentalist Jannah Quill and Sydney percussionist ilex. There’s also dark, experimental synth wave from Melbourne duo Vacuum; Aphir gets exploratory in an improvised series of choral works; and Canberra artist Sebastian Field parks songwriting for experimentation on his new album ‘Sandcandles’. Plus we take tracks from new albums by Low Life and My Disco; and Various Asses drops an unheard remix of Sarah Mary Chadwick‘s ‘I Won’t Say Goodbye’.
There’ll be one more podcast episode before the year is out, so be sure to be sure and subscribe to the New Weird Australia podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. We’re also in prepping two compilations to drop in 2022, one will hopefully be with you before too long.
Until then, stay safe and fly the freak flag high.