Episode 79: Tralala Blip; Wukir Suryadi & Tarquin Manek


Tralala Blip
Recorded by Andrew McLellan.
Mixed by Andrew McLellan.
Recorded at Red Mecca 2, The Pound, Brisbane. June 20th 2014.

Tralala Blip formed in 2007 when Randolf Reimann (Massappeal) became involved with a Lismore disability service that ran music programs for persons with intellectual and physical disabilities. Frustrated with the lack of engagement in the program he began bringing along electronic music equipment to the sessions. His tenure at the disability service ended in late 2008 and he was told that none of the 16 participants were interested in continuing the service. After meeting with a few members of the ensemble it became clear that the project was not cut due to a lack of interest and in 2009 Randolph continued the ensemble not as a program but as an independent band. Since then, they’ve recorded a collaborative LP with fellow Lismore sound artist ‘Muttboy’ and released an album on Brisbane label Disembraining Machine. In 2013, the current lineup of Randolf, Mathew Daymond, Lydian Dunbar, Zac Mifsud and Phoebe Rose were invited to play Unsound festival in Krakow, Poland.

Tralala Blip – Official
Aussie Dream available thru Disembraining Machine

Wukir Suryadi Tarquin Manek

Wukir Suryadi & Tarquin Manek
Recorded by Tarquin Manek.
Recorded at West Space Gallery, Melbourne. May 7th 2014.

Wukir is one half of Senyawa – a duo with vocalist Rully Shabara that draws from traditional Indonesian folk music and combines it with a punk sensibility. He’s become well known in experimental music circles for his captivatingly intricate instruments. In this recording you’ll hear him playing a javanese hurdy gurdy that he constructed. It’s very fitting that he be paired with Tarquin Manek (Bum Creek, Pikelet and Tarcar). Tarquin’s irrepressible clarinet bleats hysterically above the discordant harmony of the hurdy gurdy, sometimes they meet in perfect harmonic distortion. There is a veritable bag of tricks at their disposal and the performance goes through a myriad of textures and styles.

Check out an interview with Wukir at Creative Cowboy Films.
Senyawa – Official
Tarquin Manek – Official

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 25 July 2014.
Show production and engineering: Josh Watson.

Episode 44: Tarcar; Wonderfuls

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In episode 44 we take in the dreamy live weirdness of new Melbourne duo TARCAR. We also reboot a classic live set from Brisbane’s WONDERFULS

Recorded live at The Gasometer Hotel

Our feature set today features the dreamy noise of Melbourne duo TARCAR.

Tarcar feature the music of Tarquin Manek and Carla Dal Forno, who also play in bands Bum Creek and Mole House respectively. They weave some kind of space pop using a drum machine amongst many other instruments. I’ve noted it’s pretty hard to find out info online about the band – they’re that new.

This set was recorded at the Gasometer Hotel in Collingwood Victoria back in June this year where the group played the Greg Boring LP launch. Other bands on the bill included the aforementioned Greg Boring , Gurner, and Free Choice Duo.

Find out more about Tarcar.

Have a listen to Tarcar live over at Weirdo with a Dictaphone.

Recorded and mixed by Will Clark.
Recorded at The Tribal Theatre, Brisbane.

Wonderfuls record Salty Town was one of the best Brisbane releases of the 2012. An eccentric duo of Robert Vagg and Danny McGirr with a skill for detailing the ravaging nature of the everyday. Live Delay were lucky to catch up with the group when they played The Tribal Theatre back in May 2013 as part of Guilt Retreat.

Features an introduction by Shaun Prescott of Crawlspace magazine.

Find out more about Wonderfuls.

Stream online.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 15 August 2013.
Show production and engineering: Darragh Murray.
Kudos: Tarcar, Shaun Prescott, Will Clarke.