Here?/Secret is a new work of tape compositions reimagining voice and the reverberant influence of collaboration, by Australian experimental musician Clinton Green.
Available digitally, and as a limited edition cassette/art object hand-made by visual artist, Simon Fisher. Each cassette case has been transformed by into a unique object d’art, with a painted cassette case featuring a unique cover, containing further unique full colour sleeve and inserts, plus liner notes. Hand-numbered edition of 17 copies only.
Shame File Music is very proud to release today Astasie-abasie’s new album “Molecular Gamelan”.
CDs are here, pre-orders are shipped, order yours now if you haven’t already.
Astasie-abasie is a project of Ian Andrews, whose contribution to Australian experimental music reaches back to the early 1980s, including projects like The Horse He’s Sick, Kurt Volentine, Cut with the Kitchen Knife and countless others..
Shame File Music is delighted to present these fascinating experiments in micro-percussion and temporal displacement from Astasie-abasie AKA Ian Andrews, he of early-80s Sydney tape fuckery projects like The Horse He’s Sick, Kurt Volentine, Cut with the Kitchen Knife and countless others. “Molecular Gamelan” records the agitation of small metal washers by hand drills/screwdrivers/film winders, and shrinks the listener down to a micro-sonic world.
Download/stream now, CD available in July, pre-order now for this special discounted price.
Two Long Works is the new album from Melbourne sound artist and instrument-maker, Ernie Althoff.
Following the musical rest period triggered by the crazy Covid cataclysm of 2020, I emerged from it with these two overly lengthy tracks. “HRWT” uses two recordings of kinetic music machines, digitally altered in both tempo and pitch. The other two instruments are manually played. One is a cardboard resonator box strung around with three thick and five thin elastic bands. Calling this simple device an instrument is almost flattery. The other is another ‘string’ instrument using the metal wires and frame of an egg-slicer attached to a wooden resonator box.
“Half as” mimics the sonic palette of its longer partner. Again, recordings of two kinetic machines have been digitally altered. The elastic band instrument now has an extra bass string, and the metal wire sounds now come from a three-slicer setup on a single long resonator box. Previously plucked, in this track it’s mainly beaten with sticks.
Available now for free streaming and free/pay-as-you-feel download.
Ernie Althoff is a Melbourne sound artist and instrument maker active in Australian experimental music since the late 1970s. He is unique not only for the original textures and sonic elements he creates, often tempered with wry humour, but also for his practically continuous contribution to and participation in the Melbourne experimental music community for over four decades.
From today, if you order totals more than $100 and you are within Australia, shipping is free.
Here is a mix including Shame File Music releases from the past year or so, some of our favourite recent distribution items in the shop, along with a reissued blast from the back catalogue.
- Carolyn Connors “Live at Make It Up Club, 2012” from Surface Noise Vol. 9
- Dydsu “Consume K” from Consume K
- Clinton Green “Only (Two)” from Relativity/Only
- Astasie-Abasie “Vicissitudes” from Molecular Gamelan(coming soon)
- Firoza “Fragment 7” from In the Noon of Ashura
- Bill Fontana “Landscape Sculpture with Fog Horns (installation version 1981) from Landscape Sculpture with Fog Horns
- Clinton Green & Barnaby Oliver “The Interstices” from The Interstices Of These Epidemics
- Anthony Pateras/Erkki Veltheim “Ersatz” from Duos for Other Instruments
- Great Rack “Tremlux” from sample pack
- Great Rack “Woman” from sample pack
- Great Rack “Rockmen” from sample pack
- Conlon Nancarrow “Study No. 25” from Studies for Player Piano
- Club Sound Witches untitled from #freakinmeout
- Great Rack “Rev Bass” from sample pack
- Overtone Ensemble “Heliotrope” from 2
- Jean DL/Rutger Zuydervelt “Scrambling 5” from Scramblings
- Bruno Duplant “Premier Nocturne” from Nocturnes (3 etudes)
- Isolation Improvisation Collective “Dares to Claim the Sky” from Telematic Music
- THIS Ensemble “Cat Got Your Tongue?” from Brown Paper Business
- Katerina Stathis “Beyond Clouded Skies (Eta Aquariid), May 6 – 4am” from Music Under Lockdown: Melbourne 2020
- Undecisive God untitled from self-titled
Here’s Undecisive God’s 2003 monolithic ambient/drone guitar album, on Bandcamp for the first time. CDR version also available. Maybe a misstep including a cover of Sonic Youth’s “Mote”, but credit to their influence at the time should be paid, I guess. The rest of the album I still like a lot, and can listen to it now like it came from someone/somewhere else – Clinton.
THIS Ensemble’s “My Umbrella Is Another Word for Community” comes from the apex of the group’s 2014 live activities. It is a companion album to THIS Ensemble’s “Brown Paper Business” double CD/boxset (sham112), recorded in 2016.
Download/stream “My Umbrella…”
Purchase the CDR
Purchase THIS Ensemble’s “Brown Paper Business” 2CD boxset and get a copy of “My Umbrella…” on CDR free.
THIS Ensemble, Ren Walters’ large-scale improvising group, began around 2006 with the main defining characteristic that the line-up would be different for each performance. Ren worked with various forms of structured improvisation in the Ensemble, such as giving different directions to separate musicians and durational guidelines.
By 2013, Ren’s direct influence on other members had almost completely dissipated, yet his subtle role in bringing and fostering engagement between a range of individuals was pivotal. In 2014, the group broadened to include performers from other disciplines beyond music, such as dancers and actors. This “MKII” version of the group was broadly active from 2014-2016, mostly performing at Moreland City Band Hall, in Cross Street, Brunswick. These sparsely-attended performances played out in increasingly-longer and sprawling durations, often continuing into the early hours of the next morning. The line-up continued to be fluid for each performance, with a group of 5-6 regular participants emerging to form a core.
Annual backyard show Quiet Noise is back post-lockdown with a special Autumnal edition.
Quiet Noise X
Erin K. Taylor
Nick Ashwood/Clinton Green/Michael McNab
Saturday 17 April 2021 – 2pm.
BOOKINGS – email firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your place (in case changes to COVID conditions restricts audience numbers).