Just An Animal & Turn Into Something were originally to be released as singles on EP3 and EP4 respectively. The decision to pair the two together was made as the band had realised a theme in both lyric and sound that could be presented as a thorough two part reflection of the human experience. Williams’ lyrical inspiration draws from Renaissance art to the domestic life & animal instinct and is poetic and modest in its delivery. The bands emphatic pursuit of a unique sonic palette feels near complete with the addition of acoustic guitar to their sound as they continue to develop a rich organic and electronic blend of acoustic and synthesised instruments.
Suckmusic will be back at Revolver Upstairs on Friday the 13th of October for your regular instalment of all things label related. Doakes is our featured artist for the night showcasing his new EP “Bendji”.
As per usual with our launch party events we are extending exclusive pre-release access to ‘Bendji for those who click attending. To receive a download link and be added to our free guest list (first 10 people only) PM us your name and email address.
Thank you for your continued support of the label and our nights at Revolver. Catch you on the dance floor.
DJ’s – Doakes / Lask / Mount Mike/ Tom Prefect
On the second Friday of August we will be back at our favourite watering hole, this time in celebration of our new In The Clubs compilation. This release features an exciting mix of seasoned and emerging talent and as such we are proud to showcase four of the artists from In The Clubs Vol.9.
Thank you for your continued support of the label and our nights at Revolver. We look forward to unveiling the hard work that’s been put into this compilation and hope you can join us in the front room to hear from our artists first hand.
Sweetland is a name very slowly climbing the ranks of the Melbourne and Sydney techno scene, and has today released his debut album, titled Out of Nothing.
A release dripping in typical Sweetland characteristics that we’ve come to love here at Stoney – excellently crisp production, and an endless groove littered with gritty and heavy textures – Out of Nothing is a brilliantly crafted journey from start to finish.
Kicking off with the aptly titled The Thunderclouds Crack, Sweetland draws his audience into a world of floating techno rhythms with pillowy pads underpinning the percussion. Modular bleeps dance in and around the sharp claps, whilst the pad continues to grow and temper throughout, until it gives way to the melodic high and a hefty bass line. This is a track that can quite easily find itself a home at the beginning of a night, or in the smokey early hours. An excellent introduction to a hugely impressive debut full length.
From there, similar to his hybrid DJ sets, Sweetland constructs a journey that slowly but surely progresses into the heavier tiers of techno. For instance, Sweetland dances through Innervisions-esque tracks such as Journey of the Dunes, as well as swirling and groaning efforts like Serious and Pfeffle, all the while maintaining a thunderous kick and that clean, clean production.
Track 5 is where Sweetland finds his home. Dimension of Dub pairs shifting and crackling percussion with an immense kick drum, and a dark, eerie drone. But this is far from its only layer of attractiveness: a muffled, blown out dub stab provides the lead while gritty bass notes provide a jumpy and paranoid veneer on top of the entire effort. Sweetland has not only supplied his listeners with a perfect dancefloor tool, he has showcased his dynamic ability as an artist and gives an insight to his capabilities as a producer – as if he hadn’t established himself enough. The huge breakdowns, shattering claps, and sizzling hats, this is the standout from an album of such high quality.
Sweetland doesn’t slow down there. Carrying the dub motif into Balkoni and drawing influence from Berlin on his creepy Daywalker, Night Stalker, he continuously builds and draws back so as to not bore the listener with similar veins of techno. This is exemplified clearly through later tracks like the messy textures of The Pressure and summery set-closer Ge Dang Dang.
While Sweetland is very slowly making his way into local techno royalty in his hometown of Melbourne, this debut album is a surefire stamp on his artistic credibility and capability. If there were any doubts about his production beforehand, they are completely stamped out.
Out of Nothing is released today via Suck Music and you can grab it via Beatport here. Listen to the full release below via the Soundcloud player.
Henry Rowe – Stoneyroads.com
The time has come for another Suckmusic showcase at Revolver Upstairs and its our pleasure to announce that this month’s instalment will feature a new face for Suckmusic – Fergus Sweetland. Sweetland will be presenting his debut Techno album ’Out Of Nothing’.
Joining him in the cage on the stage will be label mates: Doakes, Pete Large & Sophia Sin.
Just like our last party, we are also extending exclusive pre-release access to Sweetlands’s album (as well as all future Suckmusic releases) for those who attend. To receive a download link and be added to our free guest list (first 10 people only) PM us your name and email address. Thank you for your continued support of the label and our nights at Revs 😉 We hope you can join us for another night of music and dancing.