SUN JAN 13
HI GOD PEOPLE 12'' LAUNCH
ZOND 12'' LAUNCH
MUTUAL LOATHING (Adelaide)
KYNAN LAWLER (Adelaide)
252 Swanston St
Re: HGP/ZOND split 12'':
''As I sit in the heat of a Chinese summer, I can reflect all too well on the hi god people experience. This new split 12 inch was recorded around the same time as our previous 12 inch split with New Zealanders the Dead C. It has live snippets from a show at the Palace and recordings from a radio 3CR session. HGP have been at it since 1998 - we’ve had two albums, three EPs, and a pretty good time for the most part. The members oscillate between four and fifteen. We have supported such international dignitaries as Sonic Youth, Sir Richard Bishop and Alistair Galbraith and performed on channel two's Set program. Shows can vary from cosmic rock jams to evolution performance art epics and everything in between. - Julian Williams, Nanjing, China, 2007
Zond are a rock group from Melbourne, Australia. They are named after a satellite of the USSR. But Zond are broadcasting dark ecstasy, not from space but from a place far below. They are a Rorschach blot or a Freudian analysis gone wrong. Their live shows vary from a screaming psychedelic car crash to ambient metal: all that can be known in advance is the intensity of the performance. Zond include members of past and present groups: Fong, Library Punks, On, Mum Smokes, Ned & the Meds, The Stabs. Zond are violently happy to be on a 12'' split vinyl record with the nice people, the Hi God People. This is Zond's first release.
The Spanish Magic label works to bring you the best new releases from around the world. The artwork on this 12” is a mixture of 10 screens, spray-painted stencils and hand-carved stamps. Time consuming stuff ... but well worth it. In the words of some...’unusually PAINstaking''. The first batch of covers was damaged in the 2007 Newcastle floods. The office was under water and a car floated down the street outside.
This record is available in Melbourne at stores such as Missing Link, Title and Metropolis. The bands will launch it on Sunday 13th January, at the Maximum Arousal series at the Toff, level 2, 252 Swanston st Melbourne. Supports are: Mutual Loathing (Adelaide) + Kynan Lawler (Adelaide).
TUE JAN 22 - You Don't Have To Call It Music: Music By Visual Artists
SUN JAN 27 - CHRIS CORSANO (USA), PSYCHEDELIC DESERT (Japan), DUKE MISERABLES
SUN FEB 3 - MATTHIEU WERCHOWSKI (France), ROBIN FOX/DAVE BROWN a/v DUO
SUN FEB 10 - YASUNAO TONE (Japan) 73 year-old Fluxus legend's 1st Oz performance!!!
TUE FEB 19 - DAMO SUZUKI (Japan)
also coming up in 08: GIUSEPPE IELASI (Italy), DEAN ROBERTS (NZ), JEROME NOETINGER (France), LULLATONE (Japan) & more!!!