Introducing: Act for birds

Act for birds is the name of a duo consisting of Sebastian Sequoiah-Grayson on guitars and myself on gadgets and loops. So far, this is a live act thing, having already a gig lined up for mid-August at the Hibernian House as part of the Bohemian Grove series of events and another potential one later in the year. Who knows if this thing can become something more than just a live duo, or something less?

Link to the upcoming presentation gig of Act for birds here. Come along?

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“Drifting, almost failing” talks about “A deafening silence”

The somewhat recent but hugely thorough and exhaustive music blog Drifting, almost failing who gave a chance to Carrers de Sydney some time ago has now reviewed “A deafening silence” in its descriptive style. You can read all about it here, but as an appetiser I leave you with a sentence from the article:

Subespai has created an experimental noisy release that utilises drone techniques without sounding anything like a traditional drone release.

Never thought about it like this, but it feels right 🙂 Thanks!

Finally, at the risk of repeating myself a lot, but you should support small initiatives like this, made out of passion, as these are the media that supports artists like me, who work out of passion as well. Keeps the tissue connected.

A very much Naviar update

A Naviar Records flavoured update coming up! ⛵️

First up, the recording of the live performances in the Naviar Haiku Fest from back in May is now up for streaming and digital download! This is my set:

 

And second, a minute of each performance in this festival was chopped up and used as a starting point for the Disquiet Junto challenge number 338, named “Imaginary Quartet”, in which participants were asked to create a new track mashing up the four original one-minute tracks together. Needless to say the results were top notch and very inspiring! Here they are:

 

I would like to ask you to support beautiful initiatives like these two, as they support minoritary music styles and artists who bleed life to the actual environment 💙

Some praise for “Base”

Two of my favourite online sources of experimental information have given recent  coverage to Base, my latest collaboration album alongside the also Sydney local Doxylamine.

First up, “Mountain Approach” the opening track of this dissertation about military bases and cold war censorship has been featured in my favourite Oz underground podcast Abstract Paradigms, in the episode aired on the 8th of June. You can listen to it here. Go follow them along!

And then, the amazingly talented Rowan Blair Colver from The Electro Review has just put up his refined poetry in review form for the album, you can read the post in full here, but let me paste an excerpt as a taste:

Base reveals subtle nuance and flow only reachable with persistent patience and a highly tuned ear for atmospherics. As we’re drawn into the album, a breathy pipe sound envelopes us and begins to twinge in multiple directions. New tones administer their harmonics as drifty waverings spill over one another in competitions of amplitude. A bass tone throbs in the distance marking the onset of some crisper organic chimes that drown in the venir of far away horns and dancing feet.

Remember you can buy, stream and download Base from here, if you so please: https://subespai.bandcamp.com/album/base