EM21 - Down Here Vol.1 - 2xC-69

Down Here Vol.1 
2xC-69. Essential Minerals #21. (c) 2018

South-East Queensland & NSW Northern Rivers experimental/noise compilation featuring exclusive recordings from 22 different artists/projects spread across a deluxe, 2xC-69 double-cassette package.

Professionally duplicated & cut to length high quality cassettes, factory direct-printed cassette shells, heavy 250gsm mono-printed silk coated J-cards, housed in a new ‘butterfly’/double-cassette 'Norelco' style case.

Mastered by Konec. Design by EM & LG. Curated, hand
-numbered & assembled by EM

'Down Here' features some of the most rare, never-heard projects in the region with many artists choosing to stay anonymous and deep underground. This compilation was pore over with unwavering respect and admiration for these incredible, inspiring artists. More information can be found here.

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*note that any track starting with 'untitled' is entirely untitled and only changed to 'untitled abcd' etc by the distributors for digital dissemination

A01. CC - Untitled (06:15)
A02. Joe Musgrove - Live to Air RRR (09:32)
A03. Obverse Literature - Mother of Ants (05:18)
A04. MAK - Untitled (05:16)  
A05. Creek Shape - Natural Veranda (07:14)
B01. Psychedelic Microwaves - Untitled (06:33)
B02. Raquel - New Detachments, Nude Attachments (11:17)
B03. Dog World - Untitled (06:20)
B04. Matt, Nicola & Michael - Untitled (10:05)
C01. The Year of the Auchenflower Red Light District Sex Olympics - 1990 (15:26)
C02. Ditchdog - Untitled (02:48)
C03. Ross Manning - Untitled (04:02)
C04. LG - Unsustainable (03:44)
C05. 6Majik9 - Fat Prayer (05:22)
C06. Tistriallal Binds - Lights (02:55)
D01. Unwar - Finger Food (06:20)
D02. Gongfresh & Clamtown - Galactic Milk Curdle (03:21)
D03. Unique Oil Free Air - With Bells On (03:03)
D04. The Perfect Lovers - Live at Phase 4 (06:10)
D05. Slupr - Untitled (03:37)
D06. SCISSOR - Sephir 1 (09:07)
D07. Charles Curse - Gold Mountain Hi (02:46) 

Videos by Leif Gifford (LG):


Released 1st December 2018
Brisbane QLD Australia
'Essential Minerals' is a cassette label based in Brisbane (QLD Australia) releasing recordings from local & interstate experimental projects since 2015.

- Essential Minerals will be at the Brisbane Independent Music Market Sunday 12-5PM 25/August/2019 - The Triffid, 7 Stratton St Newstead QLD
- September 2019: tapes from... Cock Safari/Tistriallal Binds (2/Sept), 'Composite Beings' #6 & #7.

How/where to order:
All international orders please make contact before purchase so we can work out an accurate quote on shipping.

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Selected titles can be found at Bandcamp, iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Google Play & Youtube Music. See individual records.




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