Helioscene’s debut album EXTINCTION was produced amidst a growing obsession with climate change disaster and deep anxieties of a dying planet. Among the hopeful melodies sit found sounds and field recordings that forebode beings and places facing the amounting negative effects of cataclysmic climate events.
Each track is filled with inimitable melodic complexity and organic poly-rhythms that weave into exhilarating ambient compositions. Trained professionally as sound designer, his first album demonstrates a genius ability to create a musical palette that is thematic, resonant, addictive and precisely designed.
If built, the $21.7 billion Carmichael mine near Rockhampton will be one of the biggest in the world. The mine will draw 26 million litres of water per day from its pits by 2029 as it ramps out annual production to as much as 60 million tonnes. Over its life, the mine’s water tally would reach an estimated 355 billion litres.