Friday, 26 December 2008

Unholy Matrimony online compilation

Celebrating the marriage of Leigh and Mandi Stench, another massive Smell The Stench noise compilation, featuring a Melbourne noisemonger or two.

Download "Unholy Matrimony" from:

Edge Radio (Hobart) seeking submissions

forwarded from Joshua Santospirito:

My name`s Josh and i just started an experimental/genreless/
unusual/not- often-played-on-radio radio show in Hobart. It`s on Edge Radio 99.3 Sundays between 12 and 1pm. It can be streamed from the radio`s site too.

I`m hoping to play more Australian stuff on the show but my personal collection is finite - I figure you might be able to mention to any people on your blog that I`d love it if folks could send me their material. They can send it to the address on the bottom if the want. I can`t guarantee that I`ll play it (though I probably will at some point). If you know anyone who wants to send their stuff - can you just ask them to also leave a website that tells me something about them so`s I can say something about them to the Hobart world.

Joshua Santospirito
GPO Box 1272
Hobart, Tasmania
Australia 7000

Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Super Stupid farewells 2008 this Sunday!

SUNDAY DECEMBER 28, 2008. Doors 8.00pm
Maximum Arousal presents:

Superstupid farewells 2008 with a Sunday night shot of love - with compliments to Maximum Arousal's on going effort to provide Melbourne with musical alternatives! Joining us will be Sons of the Ionian Sea and Rod Cooper/Evelyn Morris Duo.

Superstupid: The return of Melbourne's amazing power trio! 'Power Trio.' Say the phrase to any long-hair since its conception some 40 years ago and they'll immediately know what to expect. Blistering leads, power-house drumming, heavy bass lines and bluesy vocals. Sounds like a formula, yes? Well, it is. Many have stepped up to the plate, attempting to make their 1+1+1=3 but few dare be mentioned in the same breath as legends like the Groundhogs, Grand Funk, Sleep, Sir Lord Baltimore and the almighty Cream. But who among us will take this hard rock to a new place? Enter Super Stupid: three dudes from the burbs of Melbourne each with degrees in Cactology and a Masters in Riff-ality. Let the throb fest begin!

Sons of the Ionian Sea are Gerasimos and brothers Nick Grammenos and Joshua Waddell, and Cameron "Hammer Hands" Cairnes bringing new light to a sound that can only be described as classic - mixing ridiculously complex riffs ala Socrates and Steamhammer, heavy grooves in the realm of Captain Beyond and Sleep and a level of showmanship that puts just about any band of their ilk to bed without supper. Not to be missed! Featuring ex-members of Melbourne Juggernauts of yore PEEPING TOM.

In another pairing, following their recent triumph at Horse Bazaar's STUTTER, we have ROD COOPER & EVELYN MORRIS aka PIKELET performing an improvised duo on Cooper's hand made instruments and gadgetry with Morris' on drum kit and percussion. To summarize some of the raving reports, these two created a uniquely positive atmosphere, alien and full of invention!


Upcoming Arousals:
Feb 10: ACID MOTHERS GURU GURU (Japan/Germany)
Feb 15: DAMO SUZUKI (Japan) + THE KITS
Feb 22: MANI NEUMEIER (Germany)

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

The Moustache Gamble & mousetrapreplica play The Empress this Saturday at 4pm

The Moustache Gamble are an experimental multi art form group conducted and 'composed' by weirdo Ryan McRobb.

The group features Vrrrushka, the avant-garde dancer from Snowmanlandia, Angus E. Leslie from Sex On Toast and Combover on rants, clarinet and guitar, Troy Naumoff from ANTS and Fibonacci on guitar and uneducated trumpet, Firas Massouh on bass, charango and prepared guitar and Gareth Thomson from mousetrapreplica on drumkit and confusion.

Each player has an instruction sheet with numbered cues. There are two lists on each players sheets; first list is for general instructions that apply to all members of the group, and members of the audience (if they have the inclination!), and then second list is tailor made to the individual performer and applies only to them.

The audience are welcome to join in, and they will be given cues during the show.

Also on the bill are experimental rock duo mousetrapreplica who are playing an entirely improvised show at 4:15pm.

Doors at 4pm, $5cc, mtr @ 4:15pm and the MG @ 5:15pm, The Empress, 714 Nicholson St. North Fitzroy.

Monday, 15 December 2008

Kri$ma$ in the city FREE CHOICE at Sunshine + Grease

Free Choice is Jarrod Zlatic from Fabulous Diamonds. He has just returned from overseas and is playing a very merry instore at Sunshine+Grease this Friday (19/12/08) at 6:30 pm. Sunshine+Grease is at 117 Little Lonsdale st Melbourne and is also the home of Bus Gallery.

Sunshine + Grease opening hours over KKKri$ma$ are exceptional and as follows.

Wed 17/12 from 12-5. Thu 18/12 from 12-6, Fri 19/12 from 12-8, featuring Free Choice performance at 6:30 pm! Sat 20/12 from 12-5 Wed 24/12 from 12-5. Sunshine +Grease will be closed from Kri$mas until Thursday the 8th of January 2009. Thats 2 whole weeks off! What’ll I do? Any ideas, email me on
Skip JB. Come buy the new PBB or Gugg at S+G

VICMOD live videos

forwarded from Ross Healy:

VICMOD blog ( has 2 live recordings / vids for people to enjoy:

Vicmod live modulars



Cray vs Abre Ojos

Saturday, 13 December 2008

This Wednesday the 17th of December Stutter proudly presents...


Sean Baxter / Joe Talia / Anthea Caddy / James Rushford / Alex Garsden / Fjorn Butler / JK Fuller / Christopher LG Hill / Alex Vivian / Emma Albury/ Sophie Brous

Malakat / Blark Bayer / Collapsed Toilet Vietnam

Dead Boomers / Absoluten Calfeutrail / Default Jamerson / Cumsquad


CYCLIC DEFROST Magazine Launch

@ Horse Bazaar
397 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
8:30 PM
$7(Full) + $5(Conc) on the door

Click here for Stutter MySpazz

Thursday, 11 December 2008

Flashmob Choir - CBD - 18 Dec

forwarded from Toby Archer:
"Buy more stuff" flashmob choir

Please note that times given are approximate only
When 18-12-08 07:00 PM 18-12-08 08:00 PM 18-12-08
from 07:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Where Melbourne CBD location(s) to be announced
Contact Name Stephen Taberner
Contact Email
Add event to calendar vCal

A message from Stephen Taberner of the Spooky Men's Chorale:

"I am happy to announce that BUY MORE STUFF! will make its world debut in Big W, Myer and other stores on Thursday Dec 18 during the evening shopping hours. This is a foolish and ironically intended anthem to consumerism, which has apparently now become a national duty.

It will be in the tradtion of "vote the bastards out", which was a grand load of useful fun and can be found at

WE NEED YOU to join the choir and become part of choral flashmob history. The rehearsal will be at Northcote Uniting Church, 251 High St at 8pm sharp, on Tuesday Dec 16th. Exact details of the actual flashmob to be released later. Lyrics and listening details follow.

if there is enough interest in a Monday rehearsal from those who can't do Tuesday, I'm willing to do that, too. Let me know.

And, oh yes, please pass this on to all subversive tuneful people wherever they may be! No need to register, or anything. Just present yourself at the appropriate time....

Eternal thank yous and a sly wink

With regard to buy more stuff, and Melbourne Central, an ambient piece we will do if we have time, here are the links for learning the parts:

These files are fully panned with the target part to the left and all others to the right. To listen to your part, turn the balance control (you can do this even on a mac for example under system preferences/sound) fully to the left, or if you have headphones, take one off. Then you can readjust to hear more of the others when you are confident.

and here are the words: (these are the correct words, rather than those in the mp3)

ooooh etc
buy more stuff!
buy more stuff!
buy more stuff!
any kind of stuff will do (stuff!)
just as long as it's brand new (stuff!)
matte or shiney, pink or blue (stuff!)
put your hand on it and feel (stuff!)
now you know you want the real (stuff!)
go down to the place that deals (stuff!)
what can we do, we think that we need it
even though we're too full to eat it
we have a beast that says we must feed it
all of the TV channels decreed it
buy more stuff, pay for it later
on your card, put it all in a
big fat house, look at it fondly
when you're done, do it all over......


Sun Dec 14 8pm
The Toff 252 Swanston St Melbourne

Maximum Arousal & Alberts Basement present:

Melbourne artist Oscar, known for his work in Psuche (two bright lakes) has been developing this debut solo album for the past 6 months. He uses digital and analogue means to process sourced sounds and a variety of instruments played with a sense of the grander arrangement. His tape laden textures create rumbling atmospheres of an ethereal nature. The use of tape loops gives a mechanical yet cyclic impression, explaining bodily experiences with an ambiguous language. This is the first artist issue and debut cd release from new Melbourne label Alberts Basement.

Special supports for this evening include Sydney’s prodigal son, guitarist Anthony Guerra straight from Japan. Guerra's performances are stunning - melancholy guitar and disembodied moans of sadness; loner blues of a deeply personal kind. Local acts Witness Girl is Samaan Fieck and Eric Demetriou, two sculpture students turned noise artists. Oranj Punjabi is Fjorn Buttler, hair fetishist turned tape glutton.

Upcoming Arousals:

Feb 10: ACID MOTHERS GURU GURU (Japan/Germany)
Feb 15: DAMO SUZUKI (Japan) + THE KITS
Feb 22: MANI NEUMEIER (Germany)

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Anthonny Guerra and Rob Mayson instore at S+G

Just as the Out of Space show is winding up at Bus Gallery this weekend, there is more amazing live performance. This Saturday at Sunshine + Grease (In the very same building), a very special instore is taking place. Anthony Guerra, (Antipan, Your intestines, Paper Wings, Black Petal Label boss) is in town and playing a very special show with Rob Mayson, (Grey Daturas, Bone Sherrif, Collapsed Toilet Vietnam) Anthony has been living in Japan for the last 3 years and chances are we wont see him around here for a while after this. If you can’t make this show, he also plays at the Toff on Sunday night at the Oscar Vincente Slorach-Thorn CD launch at the Toff.
Guerra /Mayson duo - 2 pm start.
Sunshine+Grease – 117 Little Lonsdale st Melbourne.

Alberts Basement & Maximum Arousal present
Oscar Vincente Slorach-Thorn CD LAUNCH.
Sunday December 14th at the Toff In Town.
Doors 8pm. $10 entry.
Playing Times:
DJ Joe Charles and Josh from 8pm.
8.45pm Scratchplate
9.15pm Witness Girl
9.45pm Anthony Guerra(Japan)
10.30pm Oscar Vincente Slorach-Thorn.

Monday, 8 December 2008

Justin Ashworth Band, mousetrapreplica and Orisha

Wednesday 10 December Justin Ashworth Band - mousetrapreplica - Orisha @ Bar Open Free Entry. Doors @ 8pm

Justin Ashworth & Band 10:30pm - Glitched out ambient soundscapes mixed with surrealist pop songs.
Featuring Justin Ashworth(voice, guitar, processing, melodica, laptop, percussion), Nat Grant (drums, Glock, waterphone, vocals), Adam Rudegair(keys/synth, melodica) and Judith Hamann(cello, noises)

mousetrapreplica 9:30pm - Experimental Rock.
Featuring Ryan McRobb(Guitar, Guitar Synth, laptop, loops), Gareth Thomson(drumkit, chimebars).

Orisha 8:30pm - Live Ambient Triphop.
Featuring Emah Fox (Vocals, Keyboards, Programming), Mark Cauvin (Double Bass) and Amy Valent (Marimba)

This gig is in order to help Justin raise funds for his North American tour in Early 2009.

New free downloads from Shame File Music

Bite The Capsicum - s/t mini CD (2006)

Undecisive God - Everything's Broken CD

Undecisive God - Eccentricites CD

Undecisive God - A Year of Silence CD

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Sunday, 7 December 2008

This Wednesday the 10th of December @ Stutter...

Aktion Unit are guest curating Stutter this week, featuring:
  • Default Jamerson vs Absoluten Calfeutrail - Future Black Metal for a new necro generation. Unsettling tones from the sharpest dressed man in ambient. One feeds off the other. Sick shit.
  • Sonand - Textural static, multimedia extravaganza. Rare appearance
  • & DJ Fastcanoe! aka Mark Skelton aka Galactagogue

@ Horse Bazaar - 397 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
8:30 PM
$7(Full) + $5(Conc) on the door

Click here for Stutter MySpazz

Friday, 5 December 2008

2 more weeks of Expressive Sound Sound Creation at Bus Gallery.

Ernie Althoff busts some moves. Opening night of Out of space at Bus Gallery.

OUT OF SPACE Festival of Performances + Sound Installations 4-13 December 2008
BUS: 117 Little Lonsdale St Melbourne performances 8pm sharp, except sunday 3pm installations+constructions wed-sat 12-5pm
Performances $5/10 donation
thurs 4th
Ernie Althoff
SSL: Robbie Avenaim/Dale Gorfinkel
prepared vibes+automated percussion
fri 5th
Chris Nylstoch
multiple TVs+electronics
objects,captured noise
sat 6th
Ross Manning
lights+electronics+invented contraptions
The Donkey's Tale
experimental garage ensemble
sun 7th, 3pm
Ross Manning/Dale Gorfinkel/Robbie Avenaim
Marco Fusinato/Oren Ambarchi
modified guitars+electronics
wed 10th
Robin Fox
Dylan Martorell
new selfmade instruments
thu 11th
Riki-Metisse Marlow
automated sound sculptures
Lachlan Conn/Michael Prior
light,dope+locked grooves
fri 12th
Philip Samartzis/Rosalind Hall/Arek Gulbenkoglu/Dale Gorfinkel/Natasha Anderson
multiple speakers,laptop,modified saxophone,electronics,objects,giant recorder,percussion
sat 13th
Natasha Anderson
latex sound sculptures+giant recorder
Helmet Head
live AV duo from outer space

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Warehouse Party - Johnston St, Fitzroy - 5 Dec 2008

forwarded from Jean Poole:
Fri Dec 5th : Johnston St Warehouse Party ( free ) 

Ionic ( hiphop, electronica )
DJ Lewis Cancut ( glitchy serato booty )
Steve Law ( live t-e-k-n-o !! )
DJ Liisbet ( Estonian techno / IDM )
DJ Sofia ( bass heavy dancehall )
Maddest Kings Alive ( melb / perth chiptunes )
Pig&Machine ( noise duo from osaka / melb )
SONE & Vijay ( AV noise improv )
Thugquota ( manipulated vocals + percussion )
MC Hugo & Treats ( UK hip hop mashup )
Jean Poole ( AV cut-ups )
Briztronix ( AV hiphop set )
Live Pixels by dc, Jonty b, Mr. Pike, mxmai, Jean Poole, Netzair, Nosis + more

Fat Sound System, multiple projectors + Recession Friendly Drinks Bar

Fri Dec 5th, Above Fitzroy Legal Centre,
124A Johnston st

Old Screwtape Online

Going through my cassette masters from when I was using 4-track I was surprised to find a Screwtape track that I never used for any of my "official" cdrs. I'm not sure why now I didn't want it, listening to it now I quite like it and have decided to upload it for your consideration. While my memory for dates (or anything else) is never great I would date this at around 2001, as it has the sound and feel I was going for at that time.

Vengeance Generators

Please consider.

Monday, 1 December 2008

New Music Newspaper 1977-1978

Often quoted, but seldom seen, the New Music Newspaper published 3 issues from 1977-78, documenting new and experimental music in Melbourne from this time. Warren Burt has uploaded full scans -