The Interstices Of These Epidemics is my brand new album with Barnaby Oliver, released digitally today on Shame File Music. It will also be available as a glass-mastered CD housed in a full colour 4-panel wallet in mid-August (you can pre-order now from Shame File Music for a special price).
In April 2017, Barnaby Oliver and I started recording with the aim of improvising long-form pieces made up of a restricted palette of gestures and sound sources. Throughout the next two years we came together sporadically as we continued this quest, working through various ideas and changing instrumentation. Our work was gradually refined done to what you hear on this album: a combination of harmonics arising from bowed metal bowls and violin (or piano), coalescing into other-worldly music that at first appears static, yet constantly shifts and re-grounds itself.
All the way back from 1994…
This is a free/pay-what-you-feel download, but as Bandcamp a waiving all revenue for 24 hours from midnight on Friday 1 May (that’s from 5pm AEST time Australia), do check out my other Bandcamp releases, as funds from all purchases during this period will go 100% to artists.
The limited edition 7″ lathe cut of Young Women of Asia are assembled and ready to go (order via Shame File Music).
I procrastinated for some time about whether to go ahead with the costly proposition of making 50 lathe cut 7″s to house the physical form of this release. I’m basically selling them at cost, so there is no prospect of me not making a loss on the project. Yet having specifically created the tracks for a 7″ EP release, I decided in the end to commit to this costly project.
Once the lathes were done (by Small Run in Melbourne), I was happy with how they sounded, but it was when the colour covers were complete, with stenciled voids cut into them, that I really knew this was going to be an exquisite object worth all the time and effort.
The music was created using flexi-discs of Japanese and Pakistani folk music sung by young women and girls as source material, and the cover images cuts up a treasured booklet that came with the Japanese flexis. The physical release intertwines the music and the packaging into what is a unique object.
Limited to 50 hand-numbered copies, each 7″ comes with a download card. The download comes with a bonus live track.
Now available digitally, 7″ vinyl (limited edition of 50 copies) coming soon (pre-order now at Shame File Music):
Clinton Green “Young Women of Asia” 7″/digital – Turntables prepared with misplaying flexi-discs of Japanese and Pakistani folk music, mediated into precise collages of whirling voices and broken melodies. Specifically composed for the 7” vinyl format, available in a limited edition of 50 lathe cut 7” singles, with full colour hand-numbered covers, each intricately sliced for a kaleidoscopic effect, with download code. Digital-only version also available. Download/digital version comes with a bonus live track.
Another new release, hot on the heels of Thylacine. Some intensive recording work over the past year is starting to emerge.
Clinton Green “If Good Fortune Follows A Fellow” cassette/digital (Chemical Imbalance, 2018) Two different sides of recent turntable manipulation/output. Side A uses audio signal output noise from a misplaying “How To Be A Ventriliquist” LP found in Auckland, agitated by layers of cardboard and a suspended fingerdrum. Side B changes stride to a meditative percussive work generated by four turntables arranged with overlapping acoustic preparations. The cassette is a limited edition of 25 numbered copies, each individually packed with a Merz assemblage/lucky dip of objects/detrius collected/constructed by myself and Chemical Imbalance label overlord, Mitch Soden (includes download code).
Order/stream/download from the Chemical Imbalance Bandcamp page. I also have limited copies of the tape available through Shame File Music.
An excerpt is also featured on the new Chemical Imbalance Label Sampler #10.
The Thylacine CDs are here and ready to ship. Order from Shame File Music, or from Bandcamp where you can also download/stream.
My new solo album Thylacine is now available online, with CDs available in early October from Shame File Music.
This album consists of recordings made at Cradle Mountain National Park, Tasmania, during my residency there last year, both in the bush and in Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery. This was a very exploratory time, working not only with sound but also projections in remote locations; the cover art (above) is of a projection in Waldheim Chalet in the National Park.
Thylacine is available for free streaming above. You can purchase the downloadable version now, or pre-order the CD at the above link.
Frustration Jazz launches my new solo CD ‘Iliad’ this Saturday night:
Saturday 27 January, 2018 – 8pm
Clinton Green/DFFDL Double CD launch
Aeso Studio, 83 Brunswick St, Fitzroy (enter via laneway at rear via Palmer St).
Erin K Taylor
Dale Gorfinkel,Alannah Stewart & friends
This new CD is a live recording of the complete version of my piece ‘Setting for “The Iliad”‘, based around excerpts of Peter Green’s translation of Homer’s epic. Different versions of this piece have appeared elsewhere; including an early live excerpt on ‘Lay Your High City Low’, and a studio version broadcast on Ears Have Ears last year, but this is your first chance to own the complete work itself.
My 2015 album with Barnaby Oliver is now available for streaming/download: