Against Better Judgement [06:07]
Strange Ways [07:45]
Released 16 March, 2021
Our 10th EP release welcomes a creative colleague and close friend. With a number of diverse releases under various aliases, the more personal projections of George Hickman’s latest work has precipitated the dawn of a fitting new project: George.
A vivid body of work that triggers euphoric and melancholic sentiment in synergy. Exploring playfully-improvised harmony, rhythm and flow, this touching 3-track EP feels both innately human and otherworldly. Opening proceedings is ‘Recall’; an energetic showcase of George’s knack for crisp drum programming, flourishing melodies and engulfing chords. Following on is ‘Against Better Judgement’, a deeply reflective ambient piece which places thoughtful dialogue in an immersive atmosphere. ‘Strange Ways’ appropriately closes the EP with its tight groove, textures and melodic experimentation.
All tracks written and produced by George Hickman in Queensland, Australia.
Videos by Jasper Free.
Artwork by Madeline Holt.
Mastered by Chris McCormack at Blacklisted Mastering in the UK.
Premieres with Inverted Audio, HATE and Moskalus to come in the following days.. stay tuned.
Listen: Bandcamp, Soundcloud
Today we welcome Olympic Pool Maintenance League to the pocketmoth family with 'The Calming Cloud', a three-track EP of architectural techno minimalism, moving through shifting polyrhythms and smooth ambience. Olympic Pool Maintenance League is the alias of multi-format artist Chris Bennie. In addition to the release Chris has produced a limited edition artwork package that extends on the EP's cover and The Calming Cloud video (see below), available for purchase via Bandcamp.
The Calming Cloud
All tracks written and produced by Chris Bennie (Olympic Pool Maintenance League) in Queensland, Australia. All tracks mastered by Chris McCormack at Blacklisted Mastering in the UK. Album art: Chris Bennie, A Likely Coalition 2019. Installation view Swell Sculpture Festival, Currumbin Beach, Queensland Australia 2019. Winner Neumann Foundation Swell Sculpture Award.
Above are some images of the artwork package accompanying the release. This limited edition package contains 10 varied loose-leaf artworks, including one-off photographs, sketches and collages, and a high-quality print of 'A Likely Coalition', the exhibition piece featured on the EP Cover. All sheets are enclosed in a filing cabinet folder, analogising the EP artwork and 'The Calming Cloud' video clip.
Gabriel Magdelani & Niran Mantin - Physical Desires EP
Our first vinyl release is out in the world. You can listen on Bandcamp, Soundcloud, Spotify, Apple Music, or on any of the wonderful channels that have premiered tracks.
You can buy the record from our Bandcamp, or from one of these record stores. There are also a number of Australian record stores holding stock.
Huge thanks to everyone for the support in this journey, and hugs to everyone who helped us put this together.