mixtape: midnite spares - andrás & instant peterson
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Australian music devotees András and Instant Peterson hold a candle to overlooked avant-pop and electronic works by antipodean artists and outsiders working through the 80s and 90s. Through co-presenting weekly radio show 'Strange Holiday', the duo slowly upturned their locale for inspiration - archives, country bookstores, private collections and convenience stores, searching for a place to anchor their own identities in the oceans of the island continent. The 10 tracks acknowledge a minor history, passed on via a network of friends, friends of friends, the libraries of radio station 3RRR and more often than not, the artists themselves.

The collection binds a certain musicianship that’s indifferent to fame or chart success, although some artists unwittingly experienced this before and after. Poets of the Machine’s Grace Jones techno-wave was a modest moment for Coral Island and Red Stripe, an English migrant who once celebrated a #1 UK Christmas single with an acapella cover of Yazoo, while the morbid coming of age electronics of Foot and Mouth is a lesser known prologue to Sean Greenway and Matty Whittle’s rise as legendary teen punks heroes God. Quickly becoming a modern dancefloor hit, Mumbo Jumbo’s sole release 'Wind It Up' is only now basking in it’s brilliance. - Efficient Space

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 Maria Kozic And The MK Sound - Trust Me
Whadya Want?
- Open Spaces
Poets Of The Machine
- Arabs
The Couch
- Full Treatment
Unknown Artist
- Sedation
The Igniters
- Hakka Suru
 Mumbo Jumbo
- Wind It Up
- Do You Do It?
Cameron Allan And Graham Bidstrup
- Bikini Atoll
Foot And Mouth
- I Want My Mummy

Further Listening ︎
Efficient Space