AB43 The Charles Ives Singers ‘The Unbuilt’ cassette $10
Extremely pleased to bring you the new 63-minute cassette album release from Melbourne’s The Charles Ives Singers. The first time I saw CIS was in a gallery in the city, one of em started up and another crashed in the room through the audience waving a rope horn all over the place. Since then I’ve seen them play a few more times, at The Northcote Uniting Church, Sunshine & Grease, The Empress Hotel, and there’s always that unmistakable whiff in the air, a restlessness. This free, improvised music trio, led by Victor Meertens and featuring Alexis Ensor and David Palliser, use their horns, strings, percussions and of course their poetic vocals however they like, best they can. Here’s to their joyous existence. This cassette follows a series of self released cd and lathe-cut documents. Each cassette cover is a unique and signed artwork by David Palliser.
AB42 Wardenburger s\t cassette
The new 90-minute cassette from Brisbane’s Wardenburger was made in a rush to coincide with their Pacific Shit Heap east coast tour of Australia. Each side a lengthy recording, 45 minutes of what it is these people do. The air of Wardenburger is loose, but there is a focus that delivers you their poison. Their jerking is with ease, but not unworried.
Led perhaps by Henry Mills usually on electronics, Wardenburger is an orchestra featuring Skye Mcnicol on violin, Jule Small on vocals, Rohan Halliday on keyboard, Alex Cuffe on percussion, Nicola Morton on synth, Dylan Jeffries on guitar, Adam Park on bass
These instrumentations are not strict, and not is their membership either, but more importantly their music is about a trance. They will describe to you so much.
AB41 Ffehro ‘Easy listening for the chemically challenged’ cassette re-issue
On ‘Easy Listening..’ Ffehro (Michael Donnelly and Ian McIntyre) seem to be the kings of rhythmic clatter and guitar strangulation (or straddle to the death) with long passages of inspired and boiling interplay, and shorter edits cut up, fired and fed to us.
A beautiful tonal display, recorded and edited to tape in Toowoomba some time in the 90′s and made up in a one-time edition of 15 copies for a gallery performance. Kind of shocking. Don’t be fooled, these guys may not be in top gear!
AB30 Francis Plagne ‘Franco-Prussian fillets’ cassette
AB39 Tim Coster ‘Ocean Liner’ cassette
Once about two years ago, it’s funny how time passes so quickly, me and some friends went up to the great barrier reef, my friend was a really good sailor, she had been sailing since she was a kid. Her dad used to be in Navy and taught her to sail so we headed up to the reef, sailed out, the boat slept six. She kept trying to convince us to sail with her to Fiji, she grew up there and would say, ‘it’s only a week to Fiji with good weather’, like this would finally be the news that would make us go, ‘oh yeah let’s go now’.
We spent our days drinking, cooking, drinking, snorkeling; we’d snorkel everyday and have a look down on the huge, beautiful reefs, hundreds of meters long, just us and the boat. I remember so vividly the sound of being submerged snorkeling out there, on the remote reef, with some two meter manta rays and nothing between us and Fiji.
This music reminds me so much of being underwater out there, heavy and alien noises came out of the blueness. It’s the sound of the weight of tons of water above you, just as dense, expansive and endless as the Indo-Pacific. The sounds resonate, echo and have the same dull surges of listening hard under water. This music reminds me of that warped sense of familiarity, of volume when you’re looking up at the surface; the sounds are passive as they are fragile and disorientating.
ab40 Mu cassette
ab38 Girls Girls Girls cassette
ab37 Mad Nanna cassette -sold out
ab36 Mu cassette
ab35 Moffarfarrah ‘Mind slut universal love\Plane trip’ cassette
ab 33 Psychward Cult ‘Magnetic Coma’ cassette
ab 34 Mole House cassette -sold out
ab 32 Mu cassette
ab 29 Moffarfarrah ‘Thread bare’ 7″
This is a polite look into the world, scraping lips and internal body parts or sounds, summoned up, examine and describe things. It’s so juicy. It’s such a pleasure to have it explained in this way. Moffarfarrah is the solo vocal outlet for Melbourne’s Christopher LG Hill, who has been active for a while with releases for Sabbatical, Inverted Crux, Tape Projects and his co-owned Bunyip Trax label surfacing here and there, and playing in projects such as Bohemian Knights, Paeces, Gugg and Gauntlet, but this is his first recording of any decent length to be released on the vinyl format. And so we celebrated by designing a neat art sleeve, each slightly unique, but pretty much the same, and well, listening to this on end around the house, chucking it on in the bedroom.. chucking it on in the lounge room too..
Sometimes the world seems to fall into place, for example…
ab 31 Silk Ears cassette
ab28\S&G3 Mad Nanna cassette -sold out
ab27 Muura ‘Untitled’ 7″
The new untitled Muura 7” is two 5 or 6-minute recordings of keyboard drones, guitar, vocals, percussion recorded to boom box in Brisbane. Accessing a spiritual center. Channelling feelings and perhaps the energy of other people. The recordings of this person are so absolutely touching. Fall back into them. Let them make you cry. But the tones are also so pleasurable. The 7” covers are personally developed and made by Muura by hand over a period of time. Couldn’t be happier to let this record loose into the air.
ab26 Tom Hall ‘Sifting through’ cassette
ab25 Sky Needle ‘Neckliner’ Tape -sold out
ab24 Mad Nanna ‘I’ve been talking’ 7″ -sold out
ab23 Mad Nanna ‘Helicopter’ cdr -sold out
ab21 Zack Kouns ‘Animals hidden in the waiste high grass’ cdr
ab20 Blank Realm ‘Deja what?’ cdr -sold out
ab19 6Majik9 ‘You Cunt Be Serious’ Tape -sold out
ab18 Pissypaw/Weirding Module Tape -sold out
ab17 The Heartbeat ‘Alaska’ Tape
ab15 Morning And The Sleepy Kids ‘Songs 2004-2007′ Tape
AB14 Terror Bird ‘Demos’ cassette -sold out
AB13 Lost Animal ‘Demo EP’ cassette -sold out
AB12 V/A Your Colla, The Colour Of Mounds cdr/tape (only got cds left)
Featured on this compilation:
Oscar Vicente Slorach-Thorn
AB11 Pink Priest ‘Infant tape’ cassette -sold out
AB10 Oscar Vicente Slorach-Thorn ‘Teeth’ cassette -sold out
AB7 Peter Joseph Head ‘Normal ours’ cd
AB6 Vlady Vivaldi S/T cdr
AB5 Extreme Wheeze ‘Remember how many times you felt left out, well you’ll never be left out again’ cdr
AB4 Loveletting S/T cdr
AB3 Oscar Vincente Slorach-Thorn S/T cd
AB2 V/A The Warm Cupboard LP
Aleks And The Ramps
Hi God People
The Frightening Lights
AB1 V/A 2nd of june 2007 LP
Bands on this compilation:
Fulton Girls Club
Guns Of Saint Sebastion
Johnny Saw Horses
Low Rise Estate
Patinka Cha Cha
Mad Nanna at Pony, poster by No Action $4
Angel Eyes\Wardenburger\Mu gig poster, by Rohan Holiday $4