New Weird Australia returns with a 26-track compilation of eclectic and experimental music – the project’s first release in over five years.

Solitary Wave is a two-volume compilation of new Australian music made, remade and reconsidered during a global pandemic. Solitary Wave (Out) is a ritual for the displacement of energy. Solitary Wave (In) is for calming the fuck down.

Available as a Name Your Price download / stream from Bandcamp.

Listen to the first volume in this set, Solitary Wave (Out).

Watch the Solitary Wave Launch Film featuring 14 artists from the compilation.

Across both volumes, Solitary Wave features Marcus Whale, Jannah Quill, Kcin, Fia Fiell, Happy Axe, Tzekin, Yunzero,  Alex White, Wytchings, Lortica, Tutup Mulut, Jessica At Birth, Aqrn, Alexis Weaver, Eira, Invisible Prism, Bolt Gun, Moon Sign Gemini, Personal Touch, Nina In Ecstasy, Pattern Recognition Machines, Brainbeau, Cloud Sequence, Amby Downs, Brad Harkan and A Country Practice


Tracklisting.

New Weird Australia, Solitary Wave (In) | NWA018B

1. AMBY DOWNS Southern Sahul (Union Song) (from ‘Cyclical’) 9:04
2. LORTICA Music For Friends (previously unreleased) 4:50
3. TZEKIN Solar Clutter (previously unreleased) 6:51
4. AQRN Labyrinth (previously unreleased) 5:34
5. BRAD HARKAN Archways (from ‘VHC FM’s Six Tape with special guest Mark Crass’) 2:54
6. WYTCHINGS Backseat Getaway (previously unreleased) 1:40
7. FIA FIELL Middle Path (previously unreleased) 7:09
8. HAPPY AXE Just Before The Rain (previously unreleased) 6:23
9. ALEXIS WEAVER Paranoia In The Bush (Stereo) (previously unreleased) 5:23
10. EIRA Spinning Fixtures (previously unreleased) 5:34
11. INVISIBLE PRISM New World Altar (previously unreleased) 7:06
12. A COUNTRY PRACTICE The Inundation Into Our Room (Tape Saturation) (from ‘The Inundation Into Our Room [versions]’) 4:05

Compiled by Stu Buchanan
Artwork by Sophie Penkethman-Young

Released May 2020


Sleeve Notes.

New Weird Australia returns with a 26-track compilation of eclectic and experimental music – the project’s first release in over five years.

Solitary Wave is a two-volume compilation of new Australian music made, remade and reconsidered during a global pandemic. Solitary Wave (Out) is a ritual for the displacement of energy. Solitary Wave (In) is for calming the fuck down.

Solitary Wave includes music from all states and territories around the country, including exclusives from Marcus Whale, Jannah Quill, Kcin, Fia Fiell, Happy Axe, Tzekin, Yunzero,  Alex White, Wytchings, Lortica, Tutup Mulut, Jessica At Birth, Aqrn, Alexis Weaver, Eira and Invisible Prism

The compilation additionally features music from recent releases by Bolt Gun, Moon Sign Gemini, Personal Touch, Nina In Ecstasy, Pattern Recognition Machines, Brainbeau, Cloud Sequence, Amby Downs, Brad Harkan and A Country Practice, and features cover artwork from Sydney artist Sophie Penkethman-Young.

Press.

New Weird Australia releases new two-volume compilation – NME

Download 26 tracks of New Weird Australia – Cyclic Defrost
“Sure it’s weird but there are some truly beautiful and unexpectedly calming pieces here – as well as a few the push the envelope both compositionally and sonically. The best of both worlds.”