Boomkat Product Review:
András and Instant Peterson uncover a bevy of ‘80s/‘90s Australian avant-pop and outsider electronics for Efficient Space, who’re still glowing from that great Sky Girl collection of private press DIY folk and new wave.
For Midnite Spares, the lush-minded duo András and Instant Peterson rifled personal and private archives, the radio library of 3RRR - where they host the weekly Strange Holiday show - and local bookshops and convenience stores in order to chart a minor history of antipodean charms and disco oddities comparable with the revelatory quality of compilations by Into The Light or Light Sounds Dark.
A tenner bet; you’ve never heard any of them before!
"The collection binds a certain musicianship that’s indifferent to fame or chart success, although some artists unwittingly experienced this before and after. Poets of the Machine’s Grace Jones techno-wave was a modest moment for Coral Island and Red Stripe, an English migrant who once celebrated a #1 UK Christmas single with an acapella cover of Yazoo, while the morbid coming of age electronics of Foot and Mouth is a lesser known prologue to Sean Greenway and Matty Whittle’s rise as legendary teen punks heroes God. Quickly becoming a modern dancefloor hit, Mumbo Jumbo’s sole release 'Wind It Up' is only now basking in it’s brilliance."
The remaining figures shape the diversity further. There’s Sydney dub addicts The Igniters, Mix’s groovy synth song about masturbation and the Cameron Allen/Graham Bidstrup soundtrack for petrol headed ozploitation film, 'Midnite Spares' - the compilation’s namesake.”