Sunday, 4 September 2011

Shame File Music presents the Ernie Althoff Cassette Archive

Ernie Althoff Cassette Archive:


Ernie Althoff is a Melbourne sound artist and instrument maker active in Australian experimental music since the late 1970s. He is unique not only for the original textures and sonic elements he creates, often tempered with wry humour, but also for his practically continuous contribution to and participation in the Melbourne experimental music community for over three decades, from a regular performer at the Clifton Hill Community Music Centre in the 1970s/early 1980s, right through to his participation in the inaugural Hmm...Hand Made Music Festival in 2011.


Althoff released four solo cassettes from 1985 to 1992, now all sold out. Shame File Music is very proud to present online reissues of each cassette, complete with cover art, original liner notes and Althoff's thoughts on these recordings today, all for free download/streaming, or on CDR with basic artwork if you prefer.
First cab off the rank is Althoff's solo debut cassette The Way I See It from 1985, originally issued by NMA Productions. Althoff's other three cassette releases will appear here in the coming months. Stream/download it, read the original liner notes plus Ernie's 2011 thoughts on the tape at http://shamefilemusic.com/ plus a wealth of other related materials. Media and radio - get in touch if you prefer a promot CDR version.


Also new on the Shame File Music catalogue:


Snawklor "Quick Be the Feet That Run to Mischief" CD This album sees Snawklor in their duo format exploring improvised microsounds with a variety of subtle instruments and other sounds. The packaging includes nine double-sided cards featuring different artworks on each side. - AU$10ppd


Monolith "Spectres" CD Long, primitive and minimalist drone piece of industrial bleakness - AU$7ppd


Various Artists "Nocastle" cassette This compilation is a much-welcome document of the vital Newcastle noise scene, featuring Cock Safari, Drillbit, RSI, Mitchell Brennan, Brassskulls and more. - AU$7ppd

Shame File Music - specialising in Australian experimental


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