BNE Book





Dennis Remmer, co-owner of Brisbane record label Transmission Communications (aka Trans:Com), has spent the last two years researching Brisbane’s independent electronic music scene, from its beginnings circa 1979 to the present day.

BNE – a project Trans:Com originally started in order to help celebrate its 20th anniversary – is now complete, and the result is a beautifully packaged coffee table-style book and companion music archive (on a custom USB device) featuring 140 bands and over 260 tracks.

Combined, the book and music archive provides electronic music lovers with a complete exploration of 35 years of Brisbane-based independent electronic music performance and production. The BNE book includes comprehensive band histories, photos, cover art, event flyers, and scene insights. It is the most definitive archive of a city’s independent electronic music scene ever produced anywhere in the world.

This has been a massive undertaking, but an incredible journey of discovery. Brisbane has always been a unique and sometimes challenging place for artistic endeavour, particularly with respect to our city’s social, political and geographic context, and BNE captures the spirit of true innovation in the modern art form that is electronic music. There are some wonderful stories in BNE, but most importantly there is a lot of amazing music.


The BNE Deluxe Edition includes the 113-page “coffee table”-style book and 260-track USB music archive. The BNE music archive is available for individual track download at iTunes. A BNE Electronic Edition eBook will be released soon.

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The BNE book is incredibly detailed and is a definitive statement of artistic endeavour and cultural creativity from a scene that has flown “under the radar” for too long, in a city better known for its punk and alternative rock output.The book features extensive artist chronologies, history, and opinion and includes contributions from over 140 participants in the scene, including Dave Smith (Boxcar), Lawrence English (Room40), Phill Thomson (nAM-sHUB of eNKI / Monster Zoku Onsomb!), Noel Burgess (Vision Four 5), John Willsteed (John-e Xero / ZIP / Go-Betweens etc), Andrew Kettle (Kettle / Poota / Atmospheric Disturbances), Craig Sue (Paramour / Genetic), Ande Foster (Clan Analogue / Soundhive) and many more.

Confirmed bands and artists appearing in the first edition of BNE are:

8E38, AapogeE, Aeroplastic Voice, Airborne Toxic Event, alanrock, Alieonix, Alphanaut, Alternate Parallel Reality, Ande Foster, Andrew Tuttle, Anonymeye, Arundel, Ash in October, Atomic Beat Squad, Atomic Disease, Base-X, Benedict Roff-Marsh, BeXta, Bfffth, Biffplex, The Bind, Blood Party, Blunt Instrument, Boxcar, Brainbeau, Browning Mummery, Carl Heaton, Ching, Clout, Column 3-57, Crash Machine, Crib Sex, D-Ko, Dan Hack, Dance Theatre, Dataparty, David Corazza, Deepvivid, Dharma Buffer, Diaspora, Discount Adult Zone, Dizzygotheca, Dobie Gillis Experience, Dogmachine, Dot.AY, Dream Circle, Dust Storm Jogger, Eggo & Hot Pocket, Electropulse, Elroy 4.0, Eugene Carchesio, Face Invada, FiShHeaD, Genshen, Get the Girl, Glitch, Gridlock, Hans Freymadl, He Dark Age, Helium 3, Hot2Go, House Guests, Hunz, Hydatid, illuminati inc, In-Sync, Integer, Irena Xero, Ironing Music, The Isle, ismISM, Jandy Rainbow, Jen-E, John Watermann, John-e Xero, Kettle, Kilgore Trout Combustion, Kunt, Lawrence English, Leighton Craig, Loveless, low key operations, lowkey+nude, Matt Mawson, Mega Drive Cartridge, The Megamen, Mekanoid, Michelle Xen, Mirko, Mister Morrow (Edwin), Molliger, Monster Zoku Onsomb, My Ninja Lover, nAM-sHUB oF eNKI, Neon Cactus, Now:Zero, Odd Harmonic, Operon, Ostia, Parade, Paramour, Pepe Lara, Peter Macpherson, Pinkenba, Ponyloaf, Poota, Pork, Pure Bunk, Re:Enactment, Reality Pixie, replikant, Retarded Mouse, Rose Carrousel, Ryddum Animal, Scozbor, Sek-Shun 426, Sexing The Cherry, Silent Shadow, Soma Rasa, Soundhive, Sphere, Spook, Squelch, Statler and Waldorf, Stormboy, Superfluid, T-Rage, Tainted Violets, Taiyo, Team Plastique, Tim Gruchy, Terry Murphy, Tycho Brahe, Vario Air, Vectrex, Velleity, Vertigo, Victor Xray, The Village Elephant, Visi, Vision Four 5, X in O, Xero, Zephyr Timbre, Zippy

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The limited edition deluxe package is available from the following stores.





6 responses

12 09 2014
Latest build | Secret Killer Of Names

[…] BNE is a Book and USB stick chock full of Brisbane electronic music history.  My previous projects Diaspora and Poota are featured alongside an amazingly diverse selection of music from 1979 to 2014 including awesome sounds from Xero, John Watermann, Dave Corazza, Pure Bunk, Low Key Operations, Kunt etc… […]

23 09 2014
Based in Brisbane for bass in Brisbane | I've Bean Thinking About You

[…] the name The BNE Project they have released a hardcover book with 260 tracks from over 140 artists and bands operating between 1979 and […]

26 12 2014
2014: Further Down the Spiral | Secret Killer Of Names

[…] We also represented well alongside 4 decades of amazing Brisbane electronic musicians on the BNE compilation.  #Diaspora, #Poota, #Biffplex  If you are after individual tracks you can get them from iTunes however it is much cheaper to get the book and USB stick through other means. […]

30 12 2014
Episode 104: The Mega Men; Soma Rasa | Live Delay

[…] culmination of two years hard work, BNE: The Definitive Archive is a prolific look at the last 35 years of independent electronic music in Brisbane. Compiled by […]

30 12 2014
Episode 104: The Mega Men; Vision Four 5 | Live Delay

[…] culmination of two years hard work, BNE: The Definitive Archive is a prolific look at the last 35 years of independent electronic music in Brisbane. Compiled by […]

2 03 2015
Free Album Of The Week – Live At Blue Velvet (with production notes) | Alternate Parallel Reality

[…] an excellent closer and also happens to be one of the tracks used to showcase APR in 2014’s BNE compilation. The recording doesn’t do the bass justice – it was deep enough to unsettle […]

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