Clinton Green/Ian Andrews “False Currency” out now

My new collaboration with Ian Andrews (Astasie-abasie, The Horse He’s Sick, Cut With The Kitchen Knife) is called False Currency. It’s out now on Italian label Tsss Tapes. Francisco from Tsss actually proposed this collaboration between Ian and I; he’s obviously got a good ear for these kind of things.

False Currency is available digitally via Bandcamp, and on a limited edition of 100 cassettes. For those in Australia, Shame File Music will be getting copies of the cassette in stock soon.

Ian and I will also be playing together live at Make It Up Club (Bar Open – upstairs, 317 Brunswick St, Ftizroy) on Tuesday 6 December, 2022.

“Archive” series digital release

The Archive series comprises ten volumes, issued on CDR from 2002-2013.  The series collects out-of-print, rare and previously-unreleased material of my musical output (largely under the Undecisive God moniker), beginning with nascent recordings made from 1991 through to 2007.

Primarily a private archival project, it has only been issued previously via on-demand CDRs. The CDR format will now be discontinued as the series moves to Bandcamp over coming months. The first two editions are now available on that platform, along with original liner notes:

Archive 1: 1991-4 (sham017) includes the debut cassette The Difference Between Light and Shadow in its entirety, plus some previously unreleased material and compilation tracks.

Archive 2: 1994-5 (sham019) features Undecisive God’s second release The Celestial Emporium of Benevolent Knowledge, plus 3 other compilation tracks and an early version unreleased of “Hallowed Be Thy Name”.

More will be added to the Shame File Music Bandcamp page over coming weeks/months.

Preview tracks are available for free streaming (these are what I rate as the most-listenable tracks, the rest are really only for completists and the curious).

Steady State: an evening of spectral harmonies with Clinton Green & Barnaby Oliver

Clinton Green (bowed metal bowls) and Barnaby Oliver (struck and bowed strings) 
Spring (Tim Catlin and Rod Cooper) 

Thursday 25 August 2022 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Tempo Rubato
34 Breese St, Brunswick VIC 3056

Tickets


Barnaby Oliver and Clinton Green use aluminium bowls and strings to create a combination of shifting resonances, coalescing into other-worldly music that at first appears static, yet constantly shifts and re-grounds itself. 

Spring features Tim Catlin and Rod Cooper playing their own newly-invented instruments – Vibrissa and Steel Keys.

New compilation track

New track composed and recorded for this themed percussion compilation from Italian label tsss tapes Free Percussion/Water. The compilation also features Ted Byrnes, Jeph Jerman and other exploratory percussionists of note.

I’m also looking forward to releasing a collaborative album with Ian Andrews (Astasie-abasie, Cut With The Kitchen Knife, The Horse He’s Sick, etc) on tsss tapes later this year.

RADIO SPECIAL

On the recent occasion of my 50th birthday, Nat Grant put together this radio special on some of my collaborative work for her Let Your Freak Flag Fly show on 3CR. It features collaborative recordings introduced by Ernie Althoff, Chun-Liang Liu, Paul Kidney and Adam Simmons.  It was such a surprise (kept secret from me until the day!) to hear this lovely programme, my thanks to Nat and all my inspiring collaborators everywhere.

Listen to the programme here.