Ernie Althoff/Carolyn Connors – Surface Noise Vol.9 CDR – The penultimate edition of the Surface Noise series, which each include live recordings from two artists; one invited by the labels, the other then nominated by that artist. This volume features two key Melbourne music identities: instrument builder/kinetic sound sculpture maestro, Ernie Althoff, and vocalist/composer/performer, Carolyn Connors. Limited edition of 50 hand-numbered copies.
Great Rack “sample pack” digital – Looking for a lockdown project? Great Rack comes to the rescue with the release of “sample pack”, a pack of 100 free samples, that Emily Bennett invites you to do with what thou whilt. The A3 Korg Signal Processing Rack was the mainstay of Great Rack, the alias of Emily Bennett, in the improvising experimental trio Great Rack and an Empty Club Reverb. The machine’s 1988 volatility has been distilled into a downloadable pack of 100 vocal samples ready to be chopped and sampled for future music and beat making.
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.
New items available now from Shame File Music detailed here, including releases from Jon Rose & Alvin Curran, Shots, Sound of the Mountain, Red Wine & Sugar, Absoluten Calfeutrail, noise compilations and books.