Australian indie label Chapter Music is releasing a new compilation of late night/downbeat/ambient music titled Midnight Meditations that is "designed to help listeners through long dark nights of the soul." The album, which is out this Friday (7/3), includes songs from The Twerps' Alex McFarlane, Dick Diver's Rupert Edwards, Chapter Music founder Guy Blackman, Scott & Charlene's Wedding's Ela Stiles, and more. The artwork is by Riley Jones from The Goon Sax.

We're got the premiere of the soft, slow and sax-fueled "Rats on the Roof" by The Green Child which is Mikey Young (Total Control, Eddy Current Suppression Ring, etc) and Raven Mahon of Grass Widow. "The instrumentation for this song was concocted by Mikey a while ago and underwent 16 different versions of vocal melodies and lyrics," the band say. "Over the course of a year or so we churned it around in the house, reworking and rerecording it and having some friends come over and add their two cents. In the end, the theme remained loosely about conflict; inner, outer and in the domain of pro-wrestling and rat scuffles."

The music video depicts a solo night out of dinner theater, but was it all a dream? Watch that, and check out the full tracklist of Midnight Meditations, below.

The Green Child put out their terrific self-titled debut album in 2018.


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1. Yirinda - Nyaha (To See)
Brisbane duo featuring indigenous Butchulla songman Fred Leone and experimental contrabassist Sam Pankhurst

2. Alex Macfarlane - A Chain Of Suspicions
Formerly of The Stevens and Twerps

3. Chloe Alison Escott - Stranger Than Death
Frontwoman for Hobart duo The Native Cats

4. Fia Fiell - Amend
Vietnamese-Australian composer, pianist and performer of synthesiser-based ambient and experimental electronic music

5. Sarah Mary Chadwick - Sit Down and Pour
New Zealand born, Melbourne based confessional songwriter.

6. Ela Stiles - Silence
Member of J. McFarlane's Reality Guest, Scott & Charlene's Wedding and more.

7. Letraset - Zee Zee
90s recording from Nicole Thibault and Julian Patterson, both of Minimum Chips

8. Punko - Plus Minus
New project from Liv Jansz of Hearing and Real Love.

9. R. Edwards - My Career At Home
Solo work by Rupert Edwards of Dick Diver

10. The Green Child - Rats On the Roof
Mikey Young (Total Control) and Raven Mahon (Grass Widow)

11. Guy Blackman - Missy
Chapter founder and occasional solo artist

12. Gallery B - Nano Bookar
Contemporary electronic project for Melbourne via Brisbane musician Emma Stevenson

13. Thomas Hardisty - Calm Night On Larne
Member of noisier bands such as Constant Mongrel and Nun turned new age composer.

14. David Chesworth - Greater Expectations
Unreleased 1984 live-to-air radio recording from noted Melbourne composer and member of Essendon Airport

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