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.

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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.

‘Thylacine’ available online now

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.

 

Surface Noise Vol 7 + new titles on Shame File mailorder

Out Now on Iceage Productions/Shame File Music:

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Club Sound Witches/The Mermaids ‘Surface Noise Vol. 7’ CDR – No survey of strange and confounding Australian music, such as the Surface Noise series, would be complete without a visit to Newcastle. For decades now, it’s been a hotbed of odd amalgams of lo-fi electronica, field recordings, deconstructed rock, and disturbing snippets of old records and radio broadcasts; often issued on cassettes with ‘print runs’ you can sometimes count on one hand, accompanied by hazy or downright misleading details about the identity of the culprits. ‘Surface Noise Volume 7’ all comes from a one gig featuring a visit to Newcastle by Brisbane’s masters of lo-fi not-quite-beats Club Sound Witches (Matt Earle of xNoBBQx and Nicola Morton of Bad Intentions), which then bleeds into a set of processed/bludgeoned samples from local duo The Mermaids (alumni of Cock Safari, Polyfox And The Union Of The Most Ghosts, and probably countless others).

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.
Vol. 7 – Club Sound Witches/The Mermaids
Vol. 8 – Snacks/Laura Altman & Monika Brooks (out soon)

 

Now available on Shame File Mailorder:

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Todd Anderson-Kunert “A Good Time To Go ” cassette[Anderson-Kunert’s] releases so far are conceptually strong and musically interesting…In the past I compared it to the likes of Joe Colley and Francesco Meirino, but here Anderson-Kunert continues to progress and leaves out overtly harsh tones and rough cuts; not that he used many of those before. The element of sound collage is something he does keep around, but sounds move around in a gentler way…The music is quite personal, especially a piece like ‘A Moment To Have’, which seems to be using voice as well, mumbling, sighing and slightly altered, but which comes also across as a bit sad. In his sound treatments that melancholic aspect is also used quite a bit I think with a soaring, ringing organ tone sound. This is another beautiful release from this fine composer. – Vital Weekly. Cassette comes with download code.

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Todd Anderson-Kunert “Live at Magnet” download card – Live recording at Magnet Spatial Studio in Melbourne, exploring the reverberating space via bass-heavy feedback and rumbles. The package includes a download card and individually numbered/signed screen print card in an origami envelope. Limited edition of 50.

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A.S. “Two Floor Toms, Two Kick Drums and a Cymbal” cassette – Allanah Stewart (of Melbourne’s Snacks and Propolis) issues her first solo percussion release, and it’s just as the title describes. Working with the basic materials of drumming, Allanah’s unmatched gentle, textural deconstruction of the drumkit is perfectly captured her in this intimate recording, where the smallest gesture means so much. Limited edition of 30 copies, hand-inscribed chrome cassettes, with small watercolour painting, all wrapped in recycled paper

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Matthew Paine – Tape: Music from and inspired by a short film by Jordan Giusti

New on Shame File Music – Matthew Paine “Tape: Music from and inspired by a short film by Jordan Giusti” digital (free streaming/download)

“The full sonic landscape of this album was created by novel uses of electric guitar. These pieces where originally suites I presented for use in the short film tape, directed by Jordan Giusti. Excerpts from these suites, edited and synced by Giusti were used in the film.”

Matthew Paine is a Melbourne composer/artist/musician. He has composed for film, played in rock bands, and is currently developing music for chamber and large ensembles. Tape is his first solo release.