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NEW RELEASE (sham121) Astasie-abasie “Elliptical Gamelan” LP – special pre-order price for limited edition vinyl – digital preview tracks

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.

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Surface Noise series now available for download

All ten volumes of the Surface Noise series are now available for streaming and free/pay-as-you-feel download from the Shame File Music Bandcamp page. Those with physical copies of the limited edition of 50 available can be ordered through Bandcamp, or through the links below (some only have 1 or 2 left).

Volume 1: cleaninglady/Klunk
Volume 2: Cat Hope/White Drummer (SOLD OUT)
Volume 3: Joe Musgrove/Makro & Hetlev
Volume 4: Ben Byrne & Rosalind Hall/Anthea Caddy & Matthew Davis
Volume 5: Dotabata/Llara Goodall
Volume 6: Jenny Barnes/Alice Hui-Sheng Chang, David Brown, Nigel Brown, Tim Catlin, Rosalind Hall, Michael McNab
Volume 7: Club Sound Witches/The Mermaids (SOLD OUT)
Volume 8: Snacks/Laura Altman & Monika Brooks
Volume 9: Ernie Althoff/Carolyn Connors
Volume 10: Clinton Green & Barnaby Oliver/Peter James

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Orders and shipping over the Xmas/New Year period + new releases for 2022

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…

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NEW RELEASE (sham085) Clinton Green & Barnaby Oliver/Peter James “Surface Noise Vol.10” CDR

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.

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OUT NOW (sham118) Ernie Althoff “Symmetry marred by impulse” CD/digital

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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NEW RELEASE (sham118) Ernie Althoff “Symmetry marred by impulse” – special pre-order price for CD, digital available now

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

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OUT NOW (sham117) Clinton Green “Here?/Secret” digital/cassette

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.