Friday, 23 September 2011

Ernie Althoff Cassette Archive addition + rare NMA tapes

Ernie Althoff Cassette Archive: Music for Seven Metal Machines reissue

Shame File Music is proud to announce the second edition to the Ernie Althoff Cassette Archive Music for Seven Metal Machines. Originally released on Rik Rue’s Pedestrian Tapes in 1990, Music for Seven Metal Machines is commonly acknowledged as one of the high points of Althoff’s long recording career. The recordings from this cassette are available now in full to stream or download at the Ernie Althoff Cassette Archive, accompanied by Althoff’s insightful reissue notes along with the original liners, sketches of some of the machines used, an excerpt from the original performing score, and reviews of the cassette release. Alternatively, Music for Seven Metal Machines is available on CDR, accompanied by the original cassette j-card while stocks last.

Next in line for the Ernie Althoff Cassette Archive Project is For Two On Blue/Saturday Stories (1990). We also have back in stock the following Althoff CDs:

Ernie Althoff - Dark By 6 CD A compelling audio record of five of Althoff's sound installations from 2000 and 2003, accompanied by colour photos liner notes on the foldout cover. - AU$20ppd

Ernie Althoff - Catchment CD In the middle of one of the longest Australian droughts in living memory, Althoff turns his attention to water as both a sound source and an element of his own instruments. The sound of water is the key element of these recordings, whether in basins, hoses, or rainfall. AU$20ppd


Last copies of rare NMA Productions releases now available from Shame File Music

Rainer Linz’s NMA Productions has been an important documenter of Australian new and experimental music since the 1980s, probably best known for New Music Articles (NMA) magazine and the compilation cassettes that accompanied them (the latter available online from Shame File Music). NMA also issued a range of cassette releases, most now sold out, but Shame File Music is fortunate to be able to offer the last copies of the following NMA cassette releases. Note – only one or two copies remain of most of these titles, so get in quick because these are the last known copies.

NMATAPES 1 (1982) - Computer music, improvised work and computer controlled piano pieces. Featuring Warren Burt, Jon Rose, Essendon Airport and more.
One copy of the original cassette remains: purchase it with NMA#1 magazine for AU$30ppd
(Download the cassette or purchase a CDR copy (not inc. magazine) for AU$10ppd)

NMATAPES 2 (1983) - Vocal, electronic, environmental and chamber music. Featuring Ron Nagorcka, Ernie Althoff, Chris Mann and more.
Two copies of the original cassette remain: purchase one with NMA#2 magazine for AU$30ppd
(Download the cassette or purchase a CDR copy (not inc. magazine) for AU$10ppd)

NMATAPES 6 (1988) - Computer and computer-assisted music. Featuring Warren Burt, Cindy John, Alistair Riddell and more.
One copy of the original cassette remains (magazine sold out): purchase it for AU$12ppd
(Download the cassette or purchase a CDR copy (not inc. magazine) for AU$10ppd)

NMATAPES 7 (1989) - Performance and radio pieces, environmental compositions, music theatre. Featuring Percy Grainger, Keith Humble, Ernie Althoff and more.
One copy of the original cassette remains: purchase it with NMA#7 magazine for AU$30ppd
(Download the cassette or purchase a CDR copy (not inc. magazine) for AU$10ppd)

Chris Mann The Birth of Peace cassette & booklet - This complex work comprises several elements triggered by an indeterminate electronic system including texts by Mann, Descartes, and music composed by Nietzsche. The texts and system are documented in a beautifully-printed booklet that accompany the cassette and other novelties in a sealed plastic sandwich container. The booklets are individually numbered and signed by Mann. - AU$32ppd

Chris Mann A Machine for Making Sense cassette - Mann's extraordinary textual/speech performances are rarely available, and this recording from the late 1980s/early 1990s is a compelling example of his "compositional linguistics", where his rapid fire speech creates textures full of cadence and idea-upon-idea that is Joycean in scale - AU$12ppd (this cassette was issued without a cover)

Brigid Burke Clarinet cassette - A virtousic performance on solo clarinet with a occassional piano acompaniment, exploring contemporary works by composers including Don Banks, Ross Hazeldine and more. - AU$12ppd

Catherine Schieve/Robert Paredes cassette - Each side is dedicated to compositions from Schieve and Paredes, all focussed on minimalist and extended approaches to flute and clarinet. The cassette cover is reversible, folding out into several panels to display the scores for each piece (a panoramic graphic score for the Schieve piece). AU$12ppd

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