Blank Realm I Holy Gasp Cass.
Breakdance The Dawn
An early live recording of Brisbane alternative band, Blank Realm. More improvised sections, loose psychedelia. - On a recent trip to Australia Brisbaneâ€™s Blank Realm were the best live group we managed to catch. Featuring two brothers and a sister from the same family, they somehow channeled the Australasian punk/pop sound of The Go Betweens and the Flying Nun roster with fucked up F/X and electronics, a drone rock stance that was somewhere between Simply Saucer and Cul De Sac and a totally infectious teenage energy. Their recent LP on Not Not Fun was one of the highlights of that labelâ€™s recent form and this new album on Matt Earleâ€™s Breakdance The Dawn makes for a swell companion. Even murkier than the NNF LP, Holy Gasp mainlines traveling riffs, warped boy/girl vocals, classic Lou Reed-styled ostrich guitar and Xpressway fidelity into a set of songs and sonic environments that have a hazy psychedelic appeal.