Flash Forward is a forthcoming arts program brought to you by The City of Melbourne and Heavy Machinery Records. Flash Forward will see new work by 40 visual artists and 40 live music premieres presented in 40 of Melbourne's iconic CBD laneways in 2021. The full set of these commissioned original music works will be released on 12” vinyl by Heavy Machinery Records over the coming months.
Since 2017, Heavy Machinery Records has commissioned and overseen the LP release of various original works by unique, outstanding Melbourne artists. This year, Heavy Machinery Records will be releasing vinyl from the full set of musical artists handpicked to take part in Melbourne's massive Flash Forward laneways program.
Diimpa Bergamot (pre release)
Playing a mix of analogue synths and acoustic instruments, Diimpa draws inspiration from fast-paced minimalism to healing ambient music, all from a queer autistic Murri perspective.
Vacuum I’ll Call You (pre release)
Andrea Blake (ASPS/CHROME DOME) and Jenny Branagan’s (NUN) second single
Paula Garcia Stone A Long Wait (Flaming Pines 2021)
A Long Wait explores vulnerability and isolation during 2020 to 2021. Placed in the “clinically extremely vulnerable” category, Paula García Stone was not able to leave her house at all during the lockdowns of 2020. She was also unable to walk for most of the year due to fractured bones in one of her feet. A Long Wait is the product of this period of grief, loneliness and frustration. Turning to her domestic and local soundscape for inspiration, she composes here with lawn mowers, medical equipment, insects and her own breath. “I found that generally my neighbourhood all had their lawn mowers out and were doing DIY, unlike the new found silence people seemed to be describing at the time. Somehow I managed, and I found domestic sounds and my own medical paraphernalia interesting and useful in the bigger context of my environment. I hoped to amplify grief and at times frustration, as well as the rhythm of time passing by,” she explains.