CLUB SOUND WITCHES


Club Sound Witches "bdtd155" CDR - Lo fi industrial synth grinds to a near half before revving up again. Perhaps a voice warbles deep back in the mix? Half-dead-battery-power-electronics.

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Club Sound Witches "CSW (bdtd165)"CDR - Picture the aftermath of a dance party. A deserted dance floor, sticky with spilt drinks and vomit. Musical automata whirr occasionally to life and emit random beats. A figure is curled up in the corner, rocking back and forth, murmuring torch songs into a mic. A stunning, unique album.

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Club Sound Witches "bdtd172"CDR - A relatively more maximalist, industrial approach by CSW, with a denser array of sound present, but still ultimately broken and creating an impression of technology breaking down until it becomes almost organic.

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Club Sound Witches "bdtd185" CDR - Vocals feature more prominently on this album. Well relatively speaking; often they are nothing more than a murmur amongst the semi-erratic slow beats and damaged synth whirrings. A collection of serenades for a post-technology world.

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Club Sound Witches "bdtd208" CDR - Nearly-regular beats? Barely anything there, though. The sonic artefacts – reverb, bottom-end distortion – become just as important. Maybe a voice deep in the mix, or is it just the wind? Nothing is ever clear with CSW, but they are never more compelling than here.

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Club Sound Witches "bdtd227" cassette - Ultra minimal not-quite-right beats, pulses and whirring malfunctions on the A side. Slow percussive wind-down-running-out-of-batteries jam on the B-side. From 2016, issued on upcycled cassette.

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Club Sound Witches/The Mermaids ‘Surface Noise Vol. 7’ CDR - No survey of strange and confounding Australian music, such as the Surface Noise series, would be complete without a visit to Newcastle. For decades now, it’s been a hotbed of odd amalgams of lo-fi electronica, field recordings, deconstructed rock, and disturbing snippets of old records and radio broadcasts; often issued on cassettes with ‘print runs’ you can sometimes count on one hand, accompanied by hazy or downright misleading details about the identity of the culprits. Surface Noise Volume 7 all comes from a one gig featuring a visit to Newcastle by Brisbane’s masters of lo-fi not-quite-beats Club Sound Witches (Matt Earle of xNoBBQx and Nicola Morton of Bad Intentions), which then bleeds into a set of processed/bludgeoned samples from local duo The Mermaids (alumni of Cock Safari, Polyfox And The Union Of The Most Ghosts, and probably countless others).


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Noise Machines

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