Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Art As Catharsis - Compilation (2012)

Received this from Lachlan at Art As Catharsis records.

Want over 3 hours of sludge/doom/stoner tracks, all from
the seemingly fertile breeding grounds of the underground scene
in Australia? Well, your wish just came true ..... this comp
is full of heavy hitters that want to hurt your ear drums. There
is an abundance of great tracks and bands here - I have just
played it and am already searching out albums from these bands.

Highly recommended!

Here is their blurb:

A new FREE compilation of the best stoner rock and doom Australia has to offer

Dearest dronepals,

I present you with Drone from the Underside of the Earth
 -- a FREE digital compilation featuring Australia's best stoner, sludge, doom and drone bands, featuring the likes of Space Bong, Hydromedusa, Adrift for Days, Looking Glass, In Trenches, No Anchor, Drowing Horse, Sons of the Ionian Sea, Summonus, DEAD, Futility, Clagg and many more.
I've spent a lot of hours on this project this year. I really wanted to draw attention to some our country's awesome fuzzy, droney, drug-addled groups, that perhaps don't get the attention they deserve - especially outside of Australia - because the reality is we can boast some of the most unique and varied slow music of any country. 
So I set off with intent to pull together some of my favourite artists in Australia's stoner, sludge, doom and drone scenes in order to get more people to discover great Australian underground music. But I was a little naive of quite how long it would take me!
The hard work paid off in the end. Drone form the Underside of the Earth features a selection of 26 tracks. This is a rare, eye-opening peek into Australia's rich underground music scene. At 3-and-a-half hours in length it's quite a ride, but I sincerely hope that you at least discover a few new bands as a result of this work.

Roll up a joint, download the compilation and enjoy.

Coming soon...
  • Adrift for Days - new single, album details, pre-sale packs
  • IDYLLS Sydney album launch gig announcement
Love and drone,

- Lachlan.
   Art As Catharsis Records  

AVAILABLE NOW: Anklepants - live at sameheads: incredible, unique IDM breakcore dubstep electronica.
AVAILABLE NOW: Battle Pope - The Holy Trinity: hypersexual stoner funk grind rock.
AVAILABLE NOW: Serious Beak - Huxwhukwpsychedelic, poly-rhythmic, discordant metal.
Upcoming Shows:
30/06 - Black Wire Records: Serious Beak, IDYLLS (QLD), Thorax, Jesus Christ Posse, Snakes Get Bad Press.
13/07 - John Curtin Hotel, Melbourne: Adrift for Days 'Come Midnight' album launch tour.
14/07 - Enigma Bar, Adelaide: Space Bong, 
Adrift for Days (NSW), Hydromedusa, Leather Messiah. 
10/08 - The Lansdowne HotelAdrift for Days, Space Bong (SA), Summonus, We Lost the Sea.
11/08 - The Pot Belly, Canberra: Space Bong (SA), Rev. Jesse Custer, Battle Pope, Law of the Tongue.
31/08 - Black Wire Records: DEAD (VIC), Battle Pope + TBA.
29/09 - Black Wire Records: Nous (VIC) + TBA.


  1. Thanks blood, your support is much appreciated.

  2. Always happy to promote a label as good as yours - keep up the excellent work