New Moe Chee album, and more from Shame File Music & Mailorder

New releases on Shame File Music:
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Moe Chee ‘Be It Hot, Humid or Ghostly Cold’ CD/digital – Recorded in the streets and various locations around Taipei in 2015 (except for the last track, recorded on a Walkman distributed to the audience during a 2016 participatory Moe Chee performance in Melbourne), Be It Hot, Humid or Ghostly Cold is an amalgam of field recording, public space performance, conversation, and explorations of the potential for creativity and musicality in everyday life. Limited edition of 50 CDs in covers designed and handmade by Tasmanian artist, Anna Dusk, as well as digital download. 
Dotabata/Llara Goodall ‘Surface Noise Vol. 5’ CDR – Dotabata emits a short, sharp, lo-fi noise scuzz performance (from the International Noise Conference 2013), followed by Llara Goodall’s tape abuse/worship of pop music through the cassette meat grinder. Limited edition of 50 hand-numbered copies.
New titles on Shame File Mail-order:
Ross Manning ‘Both Sides of the Cocoon’ cassette – More recent work of Manning’s incredible use of light and kinetic sculpture to create incredibly complex, organic and beautiful music. Limited edition of 40 copies in beautiful handmade covers, each unique, using coloured transparent and textured papers put together by the ever-reliable Chemical Imbalance label.
Dumb & the Ugly – 12″ MLP Early 1990s Melbourne instrumental/exploratory supergroup made up of Michael Sheridan (guitars), Dave Brown (bass) and John Murphy (drums), laying down chunky chugga-chugga rhythms. This 12″ 45 vinyl was originally released in 1990, and a nice stash has been made available again to Shame File Music. Includes a bonus poster whilst stocks last 
Dumb & the Ugly – “Atmospheres of Metal” CD Brutal power trio grooves and riffage interspersed with noise collages of tapes where the previous riffs reverberate with other samples. Originally released in 1992, and the band’s swan song before various members went on to projects like Max Q and Bucketrider 
Tim Panaretos “Schmørgåsbaag & Other Furniture” CDR Ex-Tassie-now-Melbournite Panaretos approaches the bouzouki through a free jazz lens whilst never completely disregarding the instrument’s traditional patterns and timbres. Limited edition of 25 copies housed in unique hand-painted/designed sleeves, assembled by the always-immaculate Chemical Imbalance label. 

Discretions online

My 2015 album with Barnaby Oliver is now available for streaming/download:

But of that, I will not speak…

2002 debut album from The Unnameable (myself and Andrew McIntosh) now available on for streaming/download:




Moe Chee Taiwan Tour Jan 2018 flyer



Preview from upcoming ‘Iliad’ CD

Out soon on Frustration Jazz


Crown Land


Recorded outside of Queenstown, Tasmania, in October.


New items available from Shame File Mailorder


Will Guthrie “People Pleaser” LP – Guthrie’s latest is part mash-up, part collage, incorporating snippets of records and recordings of obscure sources with Guthrie’s percussion. An incredible departure from an endlessly-inventive artist. It’s a game changer. Limited copies available.


Ernie Althoff “Fifteen” CD – Althoff takes a formal compositional approach to six of his classic percussive machines, pairing them in the fifteen permutations of the title. These tracks are subtle and gentle, yet rich in complexity through their interlocking rhythmic patterns and ‘solos’ engineered later in the mix by Althoff. No mysteries of slight-of-hand here; Althoff details his compositional process in the liner notes, and each machine is photographed to show its workings.
**Order any Althoff CD and get a copy of his ‘Heliosonics’ CD free**

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Moe Chee “Be It Hot, Humid or Ghostly Cold” CD (disc art by Anna Dusk – pictured, design assistance from Peter Chang & Chen-Hen Chou)
Dotabata/ Llara Isabell Arena “Surface Noise Vol. 5” CDR (split release with Iceage Productions)
Jenny Barnes/ Alice Hui-Sheng Chang, David Brown, Nigel Brown, Tim Catlin, Rosalind Hall & Michael McNab “Surface Noise Vol. 6” CDR (split release with Iceage Productions)


Upcoming performances – Melbourne & Taiwan tour

– Tuesday 12 December 2017, 9pm – Make It Up Club, Upstairs @ Bar Open, 317 Brunswick St, Fitzroy – duo with Barnaby Oliver. Facebook event.


– Saturday 27 January 2018 – Aeso Studio, 83 Brunswick St, Fitzroy – Launch for my upcoming solo CD Iliad (out soon on Frustration Jazz) – Facebook event.

– Saturday/Sunday 17-18 February 2018 – CURRENT (guest curated by myself and Michael McNab), Aeso Studio, 83 Brunswick St, Fitzroy (details to come).

– Saturday 17 March 2018 – Quiet Noise VII, 15 Neil St, West Footscray. Facebook event.


Artefacts of Australian Experimental Music series – special Xmas offer

Artefacts of Australian Experimental Music is a series of CDs I compiled and released a few years back, documenting for the first time the audio history of experimental music in Australia. Shame File Music has a nice special deal on purchasing both copies in the lead-up to Xmas, so why not buy a friend (or yourself) a pressie:


ARTEFACTS OF AUSTRALIAN EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC Xmas Special – Get both volumes of this landmark series (3 CDs) for $50ppd ($54ppd outside Australia). That’s a saving of $16 off the standard prices. Offer ends 22 December 2017.
Other special offers available for Arthur Cantrill and Ernie Althoff albums – see website for details