M010 released their latest album ‘1.0 – SYMPT0MS’ for download/CD-r and cassette on June 28, 2013.
Now the Hobart duo are very pleased to announce the release of the album on 12” vinyl courtesy of Hobart’s Rough Skies Records.
Rough Skies is a proudly independent label formed by musician Julian Teakle with the intention of releasing and promoting Tasmanian music.
Beautifully mastered for the vinyl format by James Plotkin, the album is a hand numbered, limited edition of 100 copies.
The album is currently available to order from Rough Skies: http://roughskiesrecords.bandcamp.com and will also soon be in a number of stores throughout Australia. The band will officially launch the album at The Grand Poobah in Hobart on August 17, with other gigs to follow.
Described by a recent listener as having a kind of “ambient heaviness” with an “uneasiness that pokes it’s head up from time to time”.
M010 have a unique sound, but have been compared to The Melvins, Fudge Tunnel, Isis or Godflesh. M010 describe themselves as “slowed down abstract punk rock”.
A video for ‘Stab’ from the album has been produced by Sally Rees and can be viewed on M010’s official Youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/MOIOHobart
The band are excited to announce the album in this format as the members have both had a long held ambition to release music on this format and it’s now come to fruition.
If you would be interested in reviewing this album, please contact the band at:
matt(at)mattwarren(dot)com(dot)au and we can send you a download code for the full album.
Aaron Metcalf: Guitar, percussion
Matt Warren: Drums, percussion, vocals
Formed in late 2007, M010 sits somewhat strangely in a no-mans land between Metal and indie/alternative scenes. The band have appeared on bills with experimental electronic artists, traditional death metal bands and multi layered pop. Although loud, sometimes harsh and noisy in places and experimental in nature, M010′s music is not inaccessible. Vocally, the majority of what’s ‘sung’ is nonsensical. This in part is inspired by the ‘instant composition’ technique employed by Damo Suzuki, but also has it’s basis in the recorded Dadaist poetry of Kurt Schwitters (amongst others).
Review excerpts of previous releases:
“In just 5 tracks M.0.1.0 manage to create an amalgam of many different influences, which in their unexpected combinations give the end result of a very distinctive, crisp sound.” – Heathen Harvest
“Listening to Tasmania’s Machines of Indeterminate Origin is like taking a casual trip towards the edge of an abyss…Opener ‘End Cred1ts’ starts with the gentle chime of a xylophone before the heavy crunch of guitars threatens chaos and suddenly my mind swims with visions of being transported through some blasted wasteland, towards an unknown, possibly dreadful, end.” – Darragh Murray, Rave Magazine
“Machines of Indeterminate Origin delight in a callous, unnerving mix of slow crusty doom. Repetitious trance inducing rhythms wallow in a huge wave of bludgeoning guitars while strange noises and fuzzy riffs march the listener into a world of nothingness and despair. Listen now” – Heavy Planet
Contact and media:
Rough Skies Label: http://roughskiesrecords.bandcamp.com
Social media: http://www.facebook.com/M010band
Official M010 Bandcamp: http://moio.bandcamp.com