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Artist: CURED PINK
Title: 11 Put Aside
Format: 12"
Label: Another Dark Age
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
"11 Put Aside was compiled from Andrew McLellans solo work as Cured Pink and is a critical precursor to the projects current incarnation as a four-piece band. Over the course of the record Cured Pink channels the same anxious energy of Cromagnons sole LP for ESP Disk (1969) and shoves it onto the dancefloor. The B-side was recovered from destructive recording sessions across Indonesia, deep within Cured Pinks solo phase (2011). Cured Pink owns a specific Australian sound that references the gamut of avant-rock, dance music and power electronics, and these recordings are a singular piece of the puzzle that makes up Brisbanes unhinged and isolated scene." - Another Dark Age.

Artist: EXEK
Title: Biased Advice
Format: LP
Label: Another Dark Age
Country: UK
Price: $20.00
"Exek present their debut LP Biased Advice, following a self-titled cassette EP (2014) and a single contribution to a split cassette (2015). Biased Advice collects rerecorded and past material, which together stands as the fullest realization of an Exek identity, honed during two years of haunting Melbournes live gig circuit. Before forming as a four-piece band in 2014, Exek remained an abstract concept in the mind of front man-to-be, Albert Wolski. With songs written but no musicians to perform them, he enlisted Andrew Brocchi (synthesizer), Henry Wilson (bass) and Sam Dixon (drums) and they began recording material according to Wolskis vision. The addition of Nell Grant on saxophone made previously murky reference points plainly obvious: Exek are the progeny of a Melbourne scene that established itself around Dave Chesworth and Philip Brophys Innocent record label of the 1980s and its greatest offering, Essendon Airports 1981 album, Palimpsest (CH 087CD). But Exek dared to abandon the pop and funk tropes of the early Australian new wave scene reaching out to German post-punk of the same era. Wolskis songwriting is akin to records put out by Hannovers No Fun Records and Hamburgs Zickzack, channeling the droll lyricism of 39 Clocks, saturated with self-deprecating attitude. Their vision mirrors Tuxedomoons "Holiday for Plywood" but crucially, Biased Advice is a sermon that Exek preach to themselves. The band pit themselves as both victims and saviors living in a world thats trying to extinguish them. The conceptual weight carried in Wolskis lyrics follows on from process. Dub and other studio techniques are used throughout Biased Advice and are no better evidenced in the 16-minute modern (and instant) classic, "Baby Giant Squid". This song remains unchanged from its cassette release on Melbournes Resistance/Restraint label, but here it lays bare its perfection over a whole side of the record. Basslines that stand out one moment give way to dubbed out percussion, hissing tape delay and reverb drenched vocals. Simply, this post-kraut-dub-psyche-punk excursion looks back over its shoulder as it leaves "Bella Lugosis Dead" for dead. Its a sublime balance of improvisation and cold calculation. Its the tension between this teetering psychotic nihilism and arrangement with studio-like precision that gives Biased Advice the tone of a forewarning. But of what?" - Another Dark Day.

Artist: V/A
Title: Another Dark Age
Format: LP
Label: Another Dark Age
Country: UK
Price: $16.00
"This V/A release reaches across oceans and continents to connect music from four obscure projects. From Providence (USA) to Melbourne (Australia), Another Dark Age delves deep into the noise and experimental scenes of both cities. Form A Log is a trio of which Ren Schofield (aka Container) is a member. Their twisted analog improvisations are as disciplined as they are chaotic. "In the Streets" is a chugging percussive jam that winds its way between noise and entropy. Phantom Selector, Victim and Carrier are artists who have released diverse music on cassettes under ever-changing monikers. Tortured vocals, eerie textures and cavernous kick drums represent the fleeting moods of these artists." - Another Dark Age.

Artist: VINCENT OVER THE SINK
Title: 22 Coloured Bull-Terriers
Format: Double LP
Label: Another Dark Age
Country: UK
Price: $29.00
“Matthew P. Hopkins and Chris Schueler were Vincent Over the Sink and 22 Coloured Bull-Terriers was their 23-track opus. "Think about music, but then dig a hole." Hidden beneath an astoundingly diverse range of experimental and DIY output by Hopkins (The Bowles, Naked on the Vague; Penultimate Press, Vittelli, Kye) and Schueler (The Bowles; Kye) is the disorienting, psychedelic mess of Vincent Over the Sinks 22 Coloured Bull-Terriers. Written between 2005 and 2007 in Australias Blue Mountains, Sydney, and Melbourne, its limited 2008 cassette release was lauded by those who heard it and lusted after by those who hadnt. This 2015 reissue, remastered by Mikey Young, comes in the form of a double-vinyl gatefold designed by Hopkins. Ten years on from its conception, 22 Coloured Bull-Terriers is still a rollicking, psychotic, and kaleidoscopic dream that demands reinterpretation on every listen. Made of 23 dazzling lo-fi vignettes and songs that range from tender spoken and vocal excursions ("Number Theory") to acoustic and instrumental sketches ("Santa Maria"), lullaby duets ("Blackbird" and "Rainblame"), and devastating, fleshed-out, no-new-wave songwriting ("Mice in the Ocean" and "Horses Screaming"). Schueler and Hopkins formed Vincent Over the Sink in 2001 and offered little in the way of heralded releases. The project lurked in the shadows of the Australian east coast scene. Even the 2008 cassette release of 22 Coloured Bull-Terriers saw no Vincent Over the Sink shows and only one (excellent) street press interview given by Schueler. Their most penetrating music came on a 7" on Graham Lambkins Kye label in 2011, sounding like a terrifying washed-out DIY chamber music record. Sadly, it was released posthumously in memory of Schueler who had passed away a year earlier. What little material had arisen from this long partnership would be all the world was left with. These 23 tracks capture one part of the southern zeitgeist in the same way Flying Nuns early archive did. Vincent Over the Sink were two mates who could have been trying to record a Mick Hobbs record in their garage. The album mirrors The Shadow Rings Put the Music in Its Coffin. Its a work full of the forlorn, dark humor in Pink Reasons alienating lyrics. 22 Coloured Bull-Terriers is all of this but none of it and Another Dark Age is extremely proud to present it with all the fanfare it deserves.” - Another Dark Age.

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