New THIS Ensemble double album on Shame File Music

THIS Ensemble “Brown Paper Business” 2CDR + box/digital – The long-awaited first audio documentation of legendary Melbourne interdisciplinary collective THIS Ensemble is finally here. Digital available now, and the lovingly-assembled-and-scarred double CDR housed in hinged wooden box on it’s way and available now for a special pre-order price (only 50 numbered copies). Shipping mid-February.

New in the online shop:
David Watson and Tony Buck “Ask the Axes” LP
Jim Denley/Eric Normand “Plant 3” LP

Jim Denley/Eric Normand “Plant II” CD

Musgrove Barrett “Special Problems” CD

Judith Hamann “Music for Cello and Humming” CD – limited copies now in stock

Will Guthrie “Nist-Nah” LP/CD – back in stock

Will Guthrie “Sticks, Stones & Breaking Bones” LP – back in stock

Mattias Gustafsson “Frusen Musik” CD – back in stock

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New in the Shame File Music web shop

Judith Hamann Blank Forms albums pre-orders – Pre-order numbers for Hamann’s two new albums from US label Blank Forms will soon be finalised, so be sure to get your pre-order in to avoid disappointment.

Mattias Gustafsson “Piano & Tapeworks 2017-2020” cassette
Mattias Gustafsson “Tapeworks Volume VIII” cassette
Mattias Gustafsson “Tapeworks Volume VII (Landmusik)” cassette
– Compelling chamber tape works from Swedish sound artist.

Open Space 22 “For Chris Mann” magazine – an issue of the US-based magazine dedicated to the late artist.

DFFDL/Scenic Recovery “Split” cassette – prime Melbourne drones/ambient split.

Red Kangaroo “Symphony” CDR – anti-radio composition created with captured radio frequency fields

Nick Ashwood “Strings” cassette – bowed/prepared acoustic guitar recorded in a Tasmanian concrete bunker

Tom Hall “Particle Transport” CDR  – uplifting synth studies.

Firoza “In the Noon of Ashura” LP – beautiful electronic pieces alongside field recording vignettes on green vinyl.

Greymouth “Telepathic Dunce” cassette – expat Kiwis record lofi tape in Japan.

Dan Gilmore “Undercovers” cassette – nocturnal subconscious tape mumblings.

Dan Gilmore “Drupes” CDR – sounds of objects up-close.

LST “Hard Drive Vinegar Vol. 1” cassette – from Tarquin Manek of Bum Creek, Kallista Kult, etc.

Alexander Garsden “Of Another (Duos 2018-2019)” CD – debut collection of acoustic guitar duos back in stock.

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New releases on Shame File Music


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.
Clinton Green & Barnaby Oliver “The Interstices Of These Epidemics” CD/digital – Special pre-order price AU$12 ends 15 August. CDs available then or hopefully before, digital available now.


New additions to Shame File Music mailorder:
SPECIAL OFFER “Surface Noise” series, set of all available volumes – Get 7 available CDRs in the series for $50 (limited copies available).
Prophets – Complete discography special deal – Get Volumes 1-4 of the Prophets discography for the special price of $30 for 4 CDs, while stocks last.
DFFDL “Corella” cassette – Accomplished drone composition from Melbourne’s Anthony Cooley.
West Head Project “A Closely Woven Fabrik” CD – Beautiful outdoor performance in Tassie 2009 from Jim Denley, Monika Brooks, Dale Gorfinkel, recorded by Anthony Magen.
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Club Sound Witches #freakinmeout – out now on Shame File Music

#freakinmeout consists of Club Sound Witches’ (Matthew Earle & Nicola Morton) transcendent live performance at Melbourne’s Make It Up Club in July 2019, plus a longer studio track (in two parts). The beats are slightly off, you wonder if that bleep is a mistake or genius, vocals waft Circe-like out of subterranean caves backed by water dripping from stalactites. Soundtracks for uncertain times.
Comes in a 4-panel digipak with Matt Earle’s iconic inkblot-esque photocopy art, limited edition of 100 copies. Order CD by 15 April 2020 to get the special price of $12.

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