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Orders during May 2024

Due to relocation of stock currently under way due to imminent renovation, orders placed until the end of May will likely be delayed a week or two. Things should be back to relative normality from June as we settle into the temporary space for fulfilling orders.

Of course, you can order during this time as usual; just be aware that your orders may not arrive as promptly as usual.  I’ll try to keep everyone in the loop with updates on their orders as well.

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OUT NOW (sham128) Clinton Green “A Conduit” CD/digital

A Conduit consists of three linked works honed from Green’s recent explorations of broken Walkmans playing themselves.

Loose internal speakers from the Walkmans are positioned between the spindle and play-head. The parts cling together magnetically, yet are agitated by the turning spindle, creating not-quite-regular rhythms punctuated by magnetic/electronic interference. Green gently nurtures this kinetic and sonic phenomena by changing the positioning of the Walkmans, and applying subtle EQ and effects. The musical results are accompanied by episodes of aleatorically-constructed cassette collages, processed text and turntables.

“I feel this is quite a different direction in some ways; broken Walkmans playing themselves and inviting you to (sorta) dance” – Clinton Green (on A Conduit).


Allegations of Ventriloquism – a psychodrama; an opera for Walkmans and turntable

Emucounter – an interlude; an encounter

Stopcock (alleged) – a valve; flow control; no outlet

Clinton Green is an Australian experimental artist and performer. He works with Walkmans, prepared/hacked turntables and found objects as instruments.

“His reason…is to find out why he’s such a damn fool” – Harry Smith (on himself)

Availabile digitally and on pro-produced CD with 4-panel sleeve housed in PVC sleeve. Limited edition of 100 copies.

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PRE-ORDER (sham128) Clinton Green “A Conduit” CD/digital

Pre-orders are now available for Clinton Green’s new solo album A Conduit, shipping in early March on CD and digitally.

The album consists of three linked works honed from Green’s recent explorations of broken Walkmans playing themselves, along with aleatorically-constructed cassette collages, processed text and turntables.

A psychodrama…An encounter..A valve…

Pre/order  and/or stream the preview track “Stopcock (alleged) now.

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OUT NOW (sham126) Sooji Kim / Aviva Endean “Breath + Voltage” digital

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.

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OUT NOW (sham125) Ad Hoc “Corpse” cassette/digital

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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NEW RELEASE (sham125) Ad Hoc “Corpse” cassette/digital now available for pre-order

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

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OUT NOW (sham124) Ross Manning “Some Technical Drawings” LP

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”

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(sham050) Artefacts of Australian Experimental Music: 1930-1973 CD – sold out but leftover discs/booklets available

The landmark “Artefacts of Australian Experimental Music: 1930-1973” CD has now sold out, but I have a few extra original discs and liner notes booklets that I’m selling for $10 if anyone wants them (digipaks are all gone). It’s also available digitally on Bandcamp (along with Volume 2, which I still have discs available of).