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Melbourne, AU’s Daisart dip into lesser charted ambient waters with a sublime compilation intent on realigning your chakras and also perceptions of Aussie chill out music from a period spanning the emergence and early promise of the WWW.
Drawn direct from artists, labels, and a haul of corrupted HD’s and the archive of Melbourne’s 3RRR community radio station, the 14 tracks include some familiar artists such as techno bod Tim Jackiw, and the excellent Pelican Daughters, but the rest is all new to us, at least. The timing could hardly be better; it’s crucial listening and a recent historical primer for anyone’s whose interest in Melbourne’s contemporary music scene has been rightfully piqued by amazing records from Laila Sakini, CS + Kreme, HTRK/Jonnine, YL Hooi, Carla Dal Forno - all now or at one time residents of the city.
Couched in the utopian optimism of the ‘90s/‘00s, when new technologies fostered rhizomic links between artists and listeners via file sharing and online life, the music follows with a gently palpable sense of loveliness, no snags or grumbles, location your pleasure centres thru gems such as Ros Bandt’s pastoral chamber piece ‘From Under The Sacred Oak’, and the burbling clicks ’n cuts ambient of ‘Rounded’ from Kazumichi Grime, or melbient’s immersive, balmy collage ‘Naria.’ You can also trust Tim Jackiw supplies the goods with the shifting harmonic hues of ‘Composite Memory 7’, and likewise the anaesthetising, iridescent kiss-off ‘Aurascape’ by cult DIY unit Pelican Daughters.