Cyclic Defrost

An Australian magazine focusing on interesting music

About Cyclic Defrost

Cyclic Defrost is an online magazine that covers independent electronic music, avant-rock, experimental sound art, leftfield hip hop and everything in between. If it’s weird and wonderful, strange and new you will find it here. We have no interest in fashion spreads, alcohol or clothing advertising, nor do we accept advertising in the guise of ‘editorial’. We hope you feel the same way.

We are deliberately different. We are not governed by and have little interest in artificially manufactured trends by publicists, labels or other media. We care little about what’s ‘hot’s right now and we will definitely not be recycling press releases as music news. We are more concerned about music that we think is innovative, exciting and lasting. We are fiercely independent. We are not for profit and are not answerable to corporate interests of any kind. All funds generated from advertising go directly into maintaining the site.

We feature a unique mix of local and international feature articles about artists, scenes, labels and genres, as well as regularly updated reviews of CDs, DVDs, vinyl, books and innovative live performances. Cyclic Defrost exists purely because we love music in all its strange mutant beauty and bizarre misshapen forms. It’s that simple.

We hope you can find something to love here too.

Please note Cyclic Defrost no longer accepts physical music submissions. Digital promos can be sent to
Due to the volume of music we are sent, we are unable to inform you if your release has been received.

Chris Downton – Music Reviews & Advertising Editor (email)
Bob Baker Fish – Features, Books and DVDs Editor (email)
Peter Hollo – Web Manager (email)

Find old print issues as PDFs and the former people involved in the magazine over in our History section.

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Cyclic Defrost is Australia’s only specialist electronic music magazine. We cover independent electronic music, avant-rock, experimental sound art and leftfield hip hop. Read more

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