Australasia – brainchild of Italian multi-instrumentalist Gian Spalluto – has announced the release of its second full-length record and follow-up to 2013’s Vertebra. The new record will be titled Notturno and will be released on September 18 via Apocalyptic Witchcraft. The new record blends post-rock with black metal elements, shoegaze and vintage electronica patterns for a deep journey into the darker side of nature. The album’s cover art and track listing can be found after the break along with the official album teaser and a stream of previous record, Vertebra.
Pre-order Notturno here.
Italian instrumental outfit Australasia have just made my day. The band have released a stunning rendition of the classic theme song from David Lynch and Mark Frost’s cult classic television series Twin Peaks; originally composed by Angelo Badalamenti. It’s faithful to the original tune but with their own, slightly electronic twist. You can stream the track after the break and download it for free at this location.
Australasia is an Italian instrumental musical duo that many of you may not have heard of. Let’s change that! I really dug Australasia’s debut EP, Sin4tr4, and their debut full length album picks up where it left off and then some. Vertebra is an beautiful little album and simply calling it “post-rock” would be a crime.
Italian instrumental outfit Australasia has released a new music video for their song “Fragile” off of their stellar debut EP, Sin4tr4. The track’s ethereal, calming guitars blend in quite nicely with these colorful arrays of microscopic organisms. Watching the organisms move while Australasia’s gorgeous guitar work float gracefully above everything is actually very soothing. Check out the video and stream their EP below.
Hello all! You may recall that back in March I released an instrumental band only compilation called Speak No Evil. Well the response was warm enough that I decided to create a sequel to it. Behold Speak No Evil II in all its glory. Just like the last addition, this compilation features a variety of musical styles with only one commonality: they’re all instrumental of course. I would like to thank the bands for their involvement. If you like any of the songs featured please go check out the bands and support them in anyway they can. They deserve it.
By Lane Oliver
Being the huge Pelican fan that I am, coming across a band that shares the name of a Pelican album is something you do not pass up. Whether or not Italy’s Australasia took their name from Pelican’s first full length LP is beyond me but I digress. Australasia put out their debut EP, Sin4tr4, on Italy’s up and coming Golden Morning Sounds records this year. This seven track long, twenty-two minute release is something to be marveled at for doing something a little different with the post-rock/metal style.