Australian independent label New Weird Australia (and associated initiatives) is wrapping up its operations with the release of a three volume compilation set available for free download via bandcamp. Thank you New Weird Australia for bringing us such a great range of new releases of independent experimental music to the Australian and International sonic landscape over the past five years!
Posted on Jan 19, 2015
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.
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.”