Melbourne labels Butter Sessions and Noise In My Head will soon release a second Domestic Documents compilation, due out in November.

Like the first volume, which was released last summer, the new compilation continues to showcase an eclectic mix of established underground and debuting artists, featuring 12 unreleased track that span house, techno, ambient, and experimental. Perth’s Ewan Jansen, Phil Stroud, and Senate, along with Butter Sessions staples Sleep D and Cale Sexton all feature across the compilation.

Over its six years, Butter Sessions has become a vital nexus for the Antipodean music scene. Their back catalog largely consists of club music from fellow Australians, as well as a collaboration between Freakout Cult duo Jayda G and DJ Fett Burger, and a recent release from Swedish Frak founder Villa Åbo (who’s also released on Noise In My Head).

Noise In My Head shares a similarly exploratory attitude. Ran by Melbourne-based selector Michael Kucyk, the monthly two-hour show is billed as a “freeform sonic excursion,” and has featured a vast array of unearthed sounds and guest mixes, whilst as a label they’ve also put out punk-flecked techno from Sydney artist Lucy Cliché, and a “contemporary dance score” by Suzanne Kraft.


A1. Ewan Jansen “Motif Of A Fish”
A2. Fia Fiell “Caju”
A3. Cale Sexton & Sleep D “Strait Bass”
B1. Roman Nails “Fresh Fruit”
B2. Booshank “Bully (Deep Daddy)”
B3. Phil Stroud “City Living”
C1. Norachi “C376”
C2. Miris “Unity Of Opposites”
C3 Colours Of Infinity “Frequency Shift”
D1. Hotrod “Peppermint Darling”
D2. Kangaroo Skull “Black Shore”
D3. Senate “Chambers”

Butter Sessions and Noise In My Head will release Domestic Documents Vol. 2 on November 3, with Ewan Jansen’s “Motif Of A Fish” streaming in full below.