Steele Bonus ‘Odd Waves’

Available now through NIMH’s webstore (and various other places) is Sydney resider, DJ, record digger + gfx designer Steele Bonus’ ‘Odd Waves’ art book, packaged with an exclusive one hour mix CD. A continuation of the past three part mixtape series SB conceived of the same name. Odd Waves chronicles the rogue sub-culture of pop… (read the rest?)


H. R. Giger – Joel V

I recently bought the Aguirre Records reissue of composer and flutist Joel Vandroogenbroeck’s 1980 ‘Biomechanoïd’ (Coloursound Library). It is even more relevent now due to the passing of Swiss surrealist designer Hans Ruedi Giger. He is best known (and even won an Oscar for his efforts) for creating the monster that appears in Ridley Scott’s… (read the rest?)


Animals Dancing: DJ Sotofett

Just a quick notification for those close-by to check out Norweigen and Sex Tags Mania (one of my favourite labels) boss DJ Sotofett playing in the Mercat Basement (Melb) this Friday 14th of May. Brother Fett Burger was here in the country recently so for those who witnessed that better then make this 2/2 for… (read the rest?)


PP Double: Bell Towers & Introducing Obalski

Munich label Public Possession, a favourite here at Waves, is showing no signs of slowing down, going strength to strength with every release…. Two nu releases in focus here – – – – (1) PP004 \\– Ex-Melbourne resider, now LDN-based Bell Towers comes back with his second release on PP: ‘Territory’. The text-based coverart, done… (read the rest?)


Animals Dancing: Young Marco // Prins Thomas

After announcing two big shows in March, the Animals Dancing lads are very pleased to follow up with the Australian debut of Amsterdam’s Young Marco this Good Friday Eve. > YOUNG MARCO (ESP, Rush Hour) // DATE: THURS 17 APRIL 2014 @ THE MERCAT // TIME: 10PM – LATE // TICKET INFO: 2nd release $25… (read the rest?)


The Metronomes

The late 70s/early 80s was a great time for Australian music. Acts like Essendon Airport, Systematics, Scattered Order, Severed Heads, Violet Lightning, Cybotron / Steven Maxwell von Braund, and even more obscure cold/minimal/new wave / minimal synth acts such as A Cloakroom Assembly, I.Q., Pleasant Peasants, Ya Ya Choral, Informatics, Denial, The Products, Bamboo Bridge,… (read the rest?)


Danger Resurrected & Motherball Record

Danger, a defunct Carlton Club Sunday party hosted by Hysteric & now UK-bound Roman Wafers that featured italo, synthpop, new-wave et al., has been resurrected from the grave to start its new life at club Hugs&Kisses. It kicks off tomorrow night and costs nothing to enter the fine establishment so go and have some fun!… (read the rest?)


Animals Dancing NYD 2014 MEGA PARTY

What a party to bring in the New Year!! ANIMALS DANCING presents their third NYD party for 2014, consisting of a lineup that made my eyes blink twice upon discovery. Being a huge Japanese fanboy, the inclusion of Cos/Mes and CHIDA made me smile and anticipate this party tenfold. The list goes on: Tom of… (read the rest?)


Pauline Anna Strom

After an unexpected splenectomy, I’m finally back on track with all things life and music-related. Apologies (again). I’ve been stuck in recovery mode for a while now but the good news is my health is returning and I have been enjoying some wonderful meditative sounds. In particular, I unearthed a CD-R (hidden among other CDRs… (read the rest?)


Bamboo Musik, 2009 – 2013

All good things must come to an end… / Join for one last dance. / 10pm til late Dick Cheese & Roman Wafers (long set), Michael Kucyk on warm-up. Mercat X Hotel / A R. Wafers mini-mix for the occasion: [LINK] / The Noise in My Head FB page has been churning out “classik” Bamboo… (read the rest?)


Animals Dancing: Tiago

ANIMALS DANCING PRESENTS: TIAGO (Ene, Interzona13, Jolly Jams, DFA, …) // FRI 18 OCTOBER 2013 @ THE MERCAT // SUPPORT: Andee Frost & Otologic // TICKETS: $20 + BF (EventBrite) // FB EVENT Long time fans, first time bookers – Animals Dancing welcomes our first Portuguese DJ to the Mercat Basement, Tiago. Lisbon-based Tiago has… (read the rest?)


Public Possession ▬ a Current Summary

As blogged previously, the Munich (German) based independent record label and store conceived by Marvin & Valentino have been highly active of late. Three brilliant releases that shouldn’t be overlooked, all complemented will marvellous artwork. Here is a rundown of what we have so far: R E L E A S E S [PP001] TAMBIEN… (read the rest?)