Two of Melbourne’s leading sound artists release on Shame File Music for the first time with Sooji Kim and Aviva Endean’s Breath + Voltage.
This is the first of a series of electroacoustic collaborations envisioned by Kim, exploring encounters between analogue synthesisers and traditional and non-traditional acoustic instruments. Kim engages with clarinet wunderkind Endean via a variety of synthesisers from MESS (Melbourne Electronic Sound Studios).
Breath + Voltage is available now to stream and purchase digitally on Bandcamp.
I’ve been invited to create a radio mix of Shame File Music releases, that will go to air on Dublab internet radio at 2am AEST on Tuesday 26 September. An archive of the show is available here for streaming.
Out today (in conjunction with Albert’s Basement) – Ad Hoc’s obscure 1980 live cassette Corpse, recorded live at Clifton Hill Community Music Centre.
A startling sister release to the band’s Distance cassette of the same year, it’s hard to imagine a more different follow up than Corpse. In response to a review of the Corpse live performance in New Music #1, the band wrote:
* Not spotlights: two bare bulbs to see with.
* No accusation.
* No pre-recorded tapes: magnetic tape for delays/loops.
* For the particular end or case at hand without consideration or wider application.
Available now digitally and on a limited edition of 100 cassettes with two-tone risograph covers.
More on Corpse from James Clayden, including the full New Music #1 review.
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Shame File Music and Albert’s Basement follow up the critically-acclaimed 2022 reissue of seminal Melbourne band Ad Hoc’s Distance cassette with the band’s obscure barely-released (perhaps six home-dubbed copies) live cassette Corpse – available digitally and on a limited edition of 100 cassettes from September 2023.
Pre-order now available with preview track.
More on Corpse here
Very excited to present the first Shame File Music release for 2023 – Ross Manning’s “Some Technical Drawings” LP, his first album in about 4 years. His debut release for Shame File is a bespoke unique object; a limited edition of 100 copies on clear vinyl with hand-made/hand-ripped covers, and custom locked grooves – shipping now.
Ross Manning is a contemporary new media artist from Brisbane, Australia. He focuses on live instrument practises, kinetic and sound composition. He is an obsessive creator of systems that are driven by their own logic, exploring the rhythm and the recycling energy of them.
Manning’s new album is a collection of four new works created by his kinetic sound sculptures, sometimes solo, sometimes in concert with each other. The effect is of being in the room with these machines, as their compositional output resolves itself around you. The pieces range from industrial drone to delicate brush-like percussion, and the final piece approximates an automated string quartet; all cultivate close and compulsive listening.
Preview track “Copper Coil”
At The Salt Museum is now available in full on Bandcamp for streaming and download.
The tracks that made this album were originally recorded on 4 December 2015, at the Murray Sunset National Park in North West Victoria. That will be 7 years ago on Sunday 4 December 2022, when Clinton Green & Michael McNab will be playing a duo in support of a rare Melbourne performance from Astasie-abasie.
A small amount of the original CD are still available.
Chun-liang Liu’s long-awaited follow up to her debut Friction album (2016) is out today. I Thought It Was Colourful, But They Said It Was BLACK is out now on a limited edition of 100 cassettes with full colour cover, and digitally.
Read Liu’s reflection on the album here.
Ian Andrews of Astasie-abasie was recently interviewed about his work by Clinton Green for this special: Plateaus of intensity. In it, Andrews discusses his interest in sound in childhood, early projects, the development of Astasie-abasie, as well as his interests including turntablism, aleatoric art, and phenomenology.
Astasie-abasie will visit Melbourne in early December 2022 for two rare live performances, to celebrate the recent release of his Elliptical Gamelan LP:
- Sunday 4 December @ Static Open, Footscray (more details and pre-sales to come)
- Tuesday 6 December @ Make It Up Club, Fitzroy (duo with Clinton Green)