New Music in the 4zzzfm Library

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The Local Stuff:
Lewis O’Leary: Eating The Afterbirth
Brisbane local Lewis O’Leary has created a very interesting mash-up of pop vocal and guitar melodies, mixed with gritty electronic sounds and improvised instrumentals on his debut solo album “Eating the Afterbirth”. Eating the Afterbirth is suprisingly relaxed, with O’Leary creating textured landscapes that move without warning, and textures that nearly escape from your speakers. As relaxed as it is though, I wouldn’t recommend it for easy listening, as it gives your ears a bit of an experimental work out throughout the transition of the tracks. Track two; In Your Wake, is a definite highlight with some awesome soundscaping coming from O’Leary with fantastic layering of classic pop elements. In a sense this is possibly as close as O’Leary comes to creating a conventional ‘pop song’, but he makes it so inviting to listen to. Million Dollar Cigarette is one of the grittier tracks, with an immense amount of detail. Lewis O’Leary has certainly created something very intrinsic and interesting with “Eating the Afterbirth”, and it’s great to hear something inventive coming out of the local scene. For a copy of Lewis O’Leary’s “Eating The Afterbirth”, hit him up on his MySpace and he’ll probably even give you a Lewis O’Leary trademark hand-painted personalized cover!

(Liza Harvey)


Marl Carx: Sits Obvious
The band Marl Carx have been throwing themselves around the Brisbane live music scene since mid 2008, but called it quits earlier this year. Their album “Sits Obvious” was a posthumous release, going out with a riotous album launch at the Cubby Hole a few weekends ago. The same chunky, eclectic mix of drums guitar and vocals that duo Glen Schenau and Michaela Sophie Chin displayed at the launch is completely reflected in “Sits Obvious”. While the EP sits at just over 18 minutes, spread out over 13 songs, there are definite short but sweet little beauties popping up all over the place. There’s a real simpleness to the Marl Carx sound that makes fantastic use of space and effectively creates tension into a remarkably upbeat album. ‘Of Sex’ stands out as a chief track, with chunking guitar riffs from Schenau, which Chin mimics on the kit, creating a great unified effect that accentuates each major change in the song. There’s a similiar effect used in ‘Beak House’, with a melodic drumming technique that creates really interesting textures and timbres. It’s an overall great album, with few flaws and it’s a shame that Marl Carx won’t be gracing stages in the future. To grab a copy of Marl Carx’s “Sits Obvious” check out their label, Bedroom Suck for more details.
(Liza Harvey)


More New Music at 4ZzZFM


Oh Ye Denver Birds: “Walls” (single)

Ali Farka Toure and Toumani Diabate: “Ali and Toumani”

Flying Lotus: “Cosmogramma”

Chrome Dome: “Chrome Dome”

And for all you Black Keys fans out there…

The Black Keys: “Brothers” (release date 18th May)

Liza Harvey, 13th May 2010

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One Response to “New Music in the 4zzzfm Library”

  1. The Hand Painted EP Fiasco + Other Fun Things for the Weekend « ZEDblog Says:

    […] tonight at the Clubhouse with his new band Old Growth Cola This is a follow up of his first album Eating the Afterbirth which was released in May this year and is set to release some of that awesome experimental pop […]

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