New THIS Ensemble double album on Shame File Music

THIS Ensemble “Brown Paper Business” 2CDR + box/digital – The long-awaited first audio documentation of legendary Melbourne interdisciplinary collective THIS Ensemble is finally here. Digital available now, and the lovingly-assembled-and-scarred double CDR housed in hinged wooden box on it’s way and available now for a special pre-order price (only 50 numbered copies). Shipping mid-February.

New in the online shop:
David Watson and Tony Buck “Ask the Axes” LP
Jim Denley/Eric Normand “Plant 3” LP

Jim Denley/Eric Normand “Plant II” CD

Musgrove Barrett “Special Problems” CD

Judith Hamann “Music for Cello and Humming” CD – limited copies now in stock

Will Guthrie “Nist-Nah” LP/CD – back in stock

Will Guthrie “Sticks, Stones & Breaking Bones” LP – back in stock

Mattias Gustafsson “Frusen Musik” CD – back in stock

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New radio mix for sub_text

Deep in the heart of the Melbourne winter lockdown, European online radio stream sub_text invited me to make a mix for their upcoming end-of-year broadcast. I’ve made a mix of Australian sonic pioneers, bangers and oddities, historical and contemporary. This will be streamed live on 19 December (at 22:45 Euro time), which will be at 08:45am on Sunday 20 December AEDT (Melbourne) time. Relevant links:

*live at* (select stream II)
*later at*
Facebook event

Direct link to mix now on MixCloud.

Track details:

Untitled – Club Sound Witches, from “bdtd 165” (Breakdance the Dawn)

Def Whitlam – Volvox, from Various Artists “Spill Compilation Tape” (Spill)

Vegetable Items – Sister Gwen McKay, from Various Artists “The Rebirth of Fool: Vol 2” (Dual Plover)

Hi Lo – David Ahern (unreleased)

Breaking Bones – Will Guthrie, from “Sticks, Stones & Breaking Bonees” (Antboy Music/Lespourricords/Gaffer Records)

Floor Tom 1 – A.S., from “Two Floor Toms, Two Kick Drums, and a Cymbal” (Tape Ways)

Readymade Marimba – Ren Walters, Clinton Green & Michael McNab, from “At The Salt Museum” (Shame File Music)

No, No You Can’t Do That – Jas H. Duke, from “Poems of Life and Death” (Collective Effort Press)

Journey #1 (excerpt) – Jack Ellitt, from Various Artists “Artefacts of Australian Experimental Music: 1930-1973” (Shame File Music)

Death to the Users of the World – NO, from “NO” (Au Go Go)

God – Primitive Calculators, from “The World is Fucked” (Chapter Music)

Sickness & Death – India Bharti, from “Spirit Sound” (Shiva Sounds)

And Now You Have To Go – Surge Guard, from Various Artists “Spill Compilation Two” (Spill)

Boomerang Tape Recording Club – Rik Rue, from “All Gear Drive”, JJ radio archive cassette (unreleased)

Make It Up Club 2012 – Carolyn Connors, from “Surface Noise Vol. 9” (Iceage Productions/Shame File Music)

Dub for St Rita – Rik Rue, from “Dub for St Rita” (Shame File Music)

Who Do I Tell – Kallista Kult, from “Kallista Kult” (A Colourful Storm)

Through Fire – Jim Denley, from “Through Fire, Crevice & Hidden Valley” (Splitrec)

An Echo – Todd Anderson-Kunert, from “Past Walls & Windows” (Room40)

Irregular Correspondence Mixcloud

During Melbourne’s winter lockdown, I spent some time making a couple of mixes. The first was commissioned for an online radio show and will be broadcast next month (stay tuned…). The second, Irregular Correspondence, I made off my own bat because I enjoyed making the first one so much. In compiling it, I found myself reflecting on loss, grief, and this strange year.

Full details and track listing below:

  1. Albert Ayler “Truth Is Marching In”, from “Live in Greenwich Village: The Complete Impulse Recordings (Impulse! 1998, rec. 1966)
  2. Sun Ra and the Omniverse Jet Set Arkestra “Journey to Saturn/Saturn’s Rings”, from “The Complete Detroit Jazz Center Residency” (Transparency 2008, rec. 1980)
  3. Reverend Sister Mary M. Nelson “Judgement”, from “Anthology of American Folk Music” (Folkways 1952, rec. 1927)
  4. Splatterheads “Ticket”  (live to air Triple J, 1990)
  5. A.A. Gray and Seven Foot Dilly “The Old Ark’s A Moving”, from “Goodbye, Babylon” (Dust To Digital 2003, rec. 1930)
  6. Dickson Dee “HK Now”, from “East Asia PhoNographic Mornings” (Each Morning of the World 2020)
  7. The Donkey’s Tail “Why Noise?”, from “Why Noise?” (White Circle Records 2013)
  8. Cor Fuhler & Dale Gorinkel “Live at CURRENT 2018” (private recording)
  9. Pateras/Baxter/Brown “Bern 3”, from “Bern – Melbourne – Milan” (Immediata 2018, rec. 2006)
  10. Clinton Green “Setting for ‘The Iliad’”, from “Iliad” (Frustration Jazz 2018)
  11. Michael Pisaro (performed by Greg Stuart) “A Cloud Drifting Over the Plain”, from “Four Pieces for Recorded Percussion (Il faut attendre)” (2020)
  12. Diane Cluck “My Teacher Died/Countless Times”, from “Countless Times” (Voodoo Eros 2005)
  13. DFFDL “Corella”, from “Corella” (Reduction Group 2020)
  14. Sun Ra and His Arkestra “They Plan to Leave”, from “Ra to the Rescue” (Saturn 1983)
  15. Fiona Apple “I Want You To Love Me”, from “Fetch the Bolt Cutters” (Clean Slate/Epic 2020)

New in the Shame File Music web shop

Judith Hamann Blank Forms albums pre-orders – Pre-order numbers for Hamann’s two new albums from US label Blank Forms will soon be finalised, so be sure to get your pre-order in to avoid disappointment.

Mattias Gustafsson “Piano & Tapeworks 2017-2020” cassette
Mattias Gustafsson “Tapeworks Volume VIII” cassette
Mattias Gustafsson “Tapeworks Volume VII (Landmusik)” cassette
– Compelling chamber tape works from Swedish sound artist.

Open Space 22 “For Chris Mann” magazine – an issue of the US-based magazine dedicated to the late artist.

DFFDL/Scenic Recovery “Split” cassette – prime Melbourne drones/ambient split.

Red Kangaroo “Symphony” CDR – anti-radio composition created with captured radio frequency fields

Nick Ashwood “Strings” cassette – bowed/prepared acoustic guitar recorded in a Tasmanian concrete bunker

Tom Hall “Particle Transport” CDR  – uplifting synth studies.

Firoza “In the Noon of Ashura” LP – beautiful electronic pieces alongside field recording vignettes on green vinyl.

Greymouth “Telepathic Dunce” cassette – expat Kiwis record lofi tape in Japan.

Dan Gilmore “Undercovers” cassette – nocturnal subconscious tape mumblings.

Dan Gilmore “Drupes” CDR – sounds of objects up-close.

LST “Hard Drive Vinegar Vol. 1” cassette – from Tarquin Manek of Bum Creek, Kallista Kult, etc.

Alexander Garsden “Of Another (Duos 2018-2019)” CD – debut collection of acoustic guitar duos back in stock.

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