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High Pass Filter
Nice Coordinated Outfit
Nice Coordinated Outfit is a journey through history to a time before the internet and social media and before inner city gentrification, when Fitzroy was the beating heart of Australia’s avant-garde music and culture. Musically, it showcases the band’s incredible range from deep minimal dub to bizarre electronica with elements of shoegaze and experimental noise.
Back then, High Pass Filter were the kings of the Fitzroy underground. Dark, weird improvisers who aimed for something new each performance. Whilst electric guitars and rock n roll dominated Australian airwaves and stages, High Pass Filter were pioneering a sonic revolution in the shadows. The band’s indefinable sound saw them sharing lineups with artists from hardcore and punk luminaries like Fugazi and The Boredoms to dub heavyweights such as Lee Scratch Perry and The Mad Professor.
The resonance of High Pass Filter’s music today speaks to the deep historic roots of the fertile culture of fringe dwellers persisting and thriving in Melbourne’s musical underground. The compilation, available on the 21st of July showcases 17 tracks from the band’s output between 1997 and 2005, presented on deluxe double vinyl and marks La Sape’s first foray into compilations. It includes studio recordings, a handful of live performances and a number of remixes and edits.