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  • Chun-liang Liu ‘Friction’ (online/ltd edition CDR) – This debut release from the Taiwanese performing artist is a selection lo-fi recordings Chun-liang makes as she moves through the world in both Australia and Taiwan, a travelogue and soundscape overlaid with vocalisations and song. A very limited edition of 30 beautiful handmade CD covers designed and constructed by Kuan-Chiun Chuang on exquisite French paper stock. Each disc has an individual Chinese character hand-written by Chun-liang. Pre-orders are now available and moving fast, get in quick to secure your copy (shipping late July).


  • The Instrument Builders Project ‘Hits From the Gong’ (230 x 300 mm full colour softcover book) – Years in the making, this printed monster of an edition comes in a specially designed cardboard box and features eye popping full colour images and descriptions of The Instrument Builders Project; an Australia/Indonesia collaboration of experimental instrument makers that took place across three editions in Yokgyakarta, Indonesia and Melbourne, Australaia in 2013 and 2014. The book features essays and conversations by Helen Hughes, Antariksa, Wok The Rock, Serena Bentley and Edwina Brennan, and curators Kristi Monfries and Joel Stern. Limited edition of 400.


  • Peter Farrar ‘Avocado’ (LP/CD) – Debut solo release from Sydney alto sax monster, who uses plastic bags and bottles as mutes to create an astonishing array of textures. From the extreme vibrating shronk of the title track, to “Light Green” which sounds not unlike a field recording of squawking jungle birdlife, this album is riveting listening. A punk Jim Denley, perhaps? LP is limited to 300 hand-numbered copies, also available on CD.


  • Various Artists – ‘All My Sins Remembered: The Sonic Worlds of John Murphy’ (3CD + booklet) John Murphy was at the cutting edge of Australian underground music since the 1970s, and later a key player in the forging of European industrial music. His influence and collaborative reach is extensively documented in this beautiful 3 CD set, spanning 40 years of musical output (from 1975 to 2015, the year of Murphy’s death). The bands and projects here of which Murphy was a member are a veritable roll call of the dark/noise/industrial canon, including NEWS, Whirlywirld, Orchestra of Skin and Bone, SLUB, SPK, Whitehouse, Lustmord, Browning Mummery, KnifeLadder and countless others. The CDs are housed in a lavish full colour cardboard foldout box, which also includes a 32 page booklet with photos and notes by several Murphy collaborators and friends. Limited edition of 750, but only a handful available in Australia.

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