Radio On “Sounds of Objects” EP out now on Shame File Music

Radio On “Sounds of Objects” digital/CDR – Radio On is a group of Melbourne students with intellectual disabilities and additional learning needs who make an album of songs each year with their teacher, Ben Butcher (of Paul Kidney Experience, Baseball, etc). For 2019, they also assembled this EP of sonic explorations, using microphones, solar panels and iPads to create sound works of found sounds and drones.

Stream/download for free, or order the CDR from Shame File Music.

Two new additions to the Rik Rue Cassette Archive

 

The mid-1980s was a highly productive time for Rik Rue. Along with releasing often more than one cassette a year, he was also meeting a diverse range of new artists to collaborate with. One of the strangest of these collaborators, he says, was Fifi L’Amour.

L’Amour was a pioneer of often-surreal cabaret performance in late-1970s Sydney, co-founding Cabaret Conspiracy. She moved to Europe in 1985 where she continued to perform. She died in 2012.

Obituary –
www.smh.com.au/national/on-stage-dynamo-challenged-bemused-audiences-20120817-24e2x.html

 

‘Jointly conceived by Fifi L’Amour and Rik Rue’.
Originally released on cassette by Pedestrian Tapes in 1984.
Remastered by Shane Fahey, 2019.
Shame File Music 2019
*Also available on CDR from Shame File Music.

A unique collaboration between two giants of Australian improvised and experimental music. Both artists expressed their willingness for “Come Let Us Build Ourselves A City” to be made available again, identifying it as a recording each still have a lot of affection for. Buck brings his array of drums and percussion, along with drum machines, and Rue mangles it all through analogue and digital filters, mashed with his collection of samples, a sonic portrait of a devastated and divided city reborn.
Originally released on mini-CD, on Berlin label Algen in 1996.
Reissued here with permission of the artists.
Rik Rue: digital and analog tape manipulations, shuffle play mixes for digital players (1 & 3).
Tony Buck: drums, percussion, drum machine.
Recorded, edited, mixed by Rik Rue (1996).
Mastered by Rainer Robben.
Track 2 engineered by Shane Fahey
Thanks to Jim Denley, Conrad, Andrea and Marlowe.

Access the full Rik Rue Cassette Archive at Shame File Music.

Surface Noise Vol. 8 out now

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Snacks/Laura Altman & Monika Brooks “Surface Noise Vol. 8” CDR – Snacks are an anything-but-bite-sized Melbourne trio of Jennifer Callaway (synth, vocals, objects), Dale Gorfinkel (vibraphone, percussion) and Allanah Stewart (percussion, objects), who create hazy feasts of nutritious sound. This is a recording of their very first performance in May 2017 at the Yarra Hotel in Melbourne. Laura Altman (clarinet) and Monika Brooks (accordion) are Sydney-based artists who have performed together in many contexts, including making up two thirds of Great Waitress. This recording is of a live performance in a tunnel at Central Station, Sydney, in October 2013.

Order from Shame File Music.

The Surface Noise series so far:
Vol. 1 – cleaninglady/Klunk
Vol. 2 – Cat Hope / White Drummer (sold out, download available)
Vol. 3 – Joe Musgrove / Makro & Hetlev
Vol. 4 – Ben Byrne & Rosalind Hall / Anthea Caddy & Matthew Davis
Vol. 5 – Dotabata / Llara Isabell Arena
Vol. 6 – Jenny Barnes / Alice Hui-Sheng Chang, David Brown, Nigel Brown, Tim Catlin, Rosalind Hall, Michael McNab (sold out, download available)
Vol. 7 – Club Sound Witches/The Mermaids (sold out, download available)
Vol. 8 – Snacks/Laura Altman & Monika Brooks
Vol. 9 – out soon…
More new additions to the Shame File Mail-order catalogue here, including releases from Arek Gulbenkoglu and Club Sound Witches.