Astasie-abasie (AKA Ian Andrews) posts another missive from the micro-sound-world-made-big he introduced us to with last year’s “Molecular Gamelan” album (sham115). His follow-up “Elliptical Gamelan” is now available for pre-order.
A limited edition of 150 vinyl records is currently in production at Melbourne’s home of quality digital pressing, Program Records, shipping late July 2022. Get in now to secure yours, with this special discounted price as well, or pre-order the digital version. Two exquisite tracks are now available for streaming; sample this world of mini-gamelan-like resonance now.
“…beautiful, zen-like music…” Vital Weekly on Molecular Gamelan.
Released a decade ago on limited edition CD (all sold out), Ernie Althoff’s “Nine Perverse Pairs and three Veranda Interludes” is reissued digitally for the first time by Shame File Music. Available for free/pay-what-you-feel download and streaming.
Last orders will be shipped this year on Thursday 23 December. I will then be taking a break for a few weeks, before shipping resumes on 20 January 2022.
Naturally, the website will remain operating this time and you can still order to your heart’s content.
New releases from Shame File Music scheduled for 2022:
(sham120) Ernie Althoff “Nine Perverse Pairs and three Verandah Interludes” digital (reissue of the out-of-print 2012 album)
(sham121) Astasie-abasie “Elliptical Gamelan” LP/digital (follow up to 2021’s “Molecular Gamelan” CD)
(sham122) Ad Hoc “Distance” cassette/digital (reissue of the seminal 1980 Melbourne band)
+ more to be announced in due course…
Shame File Music presents the online reissue of Ernie Althoff’s 2002 album Striking – Rolling – Scraping – Bending.
Originally issued on a limited edition of 50 CDRs, each with unique collage covers, this long out-of-print album is now available online for the first time. Stream/download for free/pay-what-you-feel.
Clinton Green & Barnaby Oliver/Peter James “Surface Noise Vol. 10” CDR
Shame File Music and Iceage Productions present the final instalment in the Surface Noise series.
Since 2014, the Surface Noise series of releases has documented live performances by Australian experimental and noise artists. The series of split releases appropriately concludes with contrasting works by the two minds behind the enterprise. Clinton Green (Shame File Music) duos with Barnaby Oliver in an intimate set of lower case acoustic drone (bowed metal bowls, violin, piano) recorded at Long Play in 2019. And Peter James (Iceage Productions) closes out proceedings with an expansive synth drone symphony that opened ears and minds at Make It Up Club back in 2012. As with the entire series, mastered by James A. Dean at Electric Sounds. Limited edition of 50 hand-numbered copies.
Special offer whilst stocks last – purchase all remaining copies in the series for this special price.
Shame File Music presents Ernie Althoff’s new album Symmetry marred by impulse. Out now on CD and digital.
“Symmetry marred by impulse” opens a rich new vein of ‘Althoffisms’; delicate percussive worlds that articulate and rotate through new sonic spaces, realising their own inherent structures and symmetries along the way. It’s tempting to identify this new work as emblematic of a ‘late-career renaissance’ for Althoff, particularly the rich tonal depth and spaciousness enhanced by his recent use digital production techniques. The truth is that Althoff’s inventiveness and curiosity have been constants throughout four-plus decades of work, and continue to make his music essential listening.
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Shame File Music presents Ernie Althoff’s new album Symmetry marred by impulse.
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 over this extensive period.
His new album “Symmetry marred by impulse” opens a rich new vein of ‘Althoffisms’; delicate percussive worlds that articulate and rotate through new sonic spaces, realising their own inherent structures and symmetries along the way. It’s tempting to identify this new work as emblematic of a ‘late-career renaissance’ for Althoff, particularly the rich tonal depth and spaciousness enhanced by his recent use digital production techniques. The truth is that Althoff’s inventiveness and curiosity have been constants throughout four-plus decades of work, and continue to make his music essential listening.
Available now digitally. Pre-order CD for special price now, shipping mid-November
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.