2013 saw an especially solid musical cycle wax strong in Brisbane.
A flare of communal creativity in the city's ongoing alternative history, it represented — among many things to many people — a pure enthusiasm for experimentation, self-expression and community, as well as disdain for the 'Making It' narrative.
Already a fan of Brisbane’s music culture — its wonky, obtuse sounds that actively elude classification — subversively useless and unprofitable, wry regurgitations against a state that Can’t Stop Progress — Samuel Miers (School Girl Report) immersed himself still deeper in the scene after having followed a girl north to the city.
Recall Hz collects stand-outs selected by Miers from among the extensive live recordings he made during his time there.
Capturing moments and ideas rather than sound waves in highest fidelity — appropriate to artefacts of a DIY ethos — these recordings, taken as they are, provide an aural impression of what it meant to live Brisbane in 2013.
released May 27, 2016
Recordings by Samuel Miers
Mastering by Andrew McLellan
Photograph of Real Bad Music courtesy of Glen Schenau