Ernie Althoff "Moggs Creek Picnic Ground" CD - Showcasing for the first time Althoff's field recording work, this single-take, unedited 70 minute recording (divided into 70x 1 minute tracks) was made by Althoff in 2004 at the titular picnic ground in the Otway Ranges, Western Victoria. It captures near-magical interactions between a plethora of birdlife against a backdrop of windblown eucalyptus trees. Althoff describes the session’s highlight in the liner notes:
... a magpie making repeated short and plaintive calls from various points in the bush as it approaches the picnic ground. Small variations occur in the call's structure as well. In the 50th minute the magpie flies into the clearing with strongly audible wingbeats. It calls plaintively some more. Then it flies to a tree in front of the microphones and warbles beautifully before returning to its previous short calls. Finally the magpie departs, flying strongly to the left to exit.
Moggs Creek is sublime listening as either ambient soundscape or for those interested in native bird song. - AU$12ppd
**Both the new Undecisive God and Ernie Althoff CDs are being launched in Melbourne this Saturday 9 June 2012 at at Conduit Arts Initiative, 83 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy:
Undecisive God (Clinton Green)
Em Vecue Aquieu
As well as playing solo material, Baxter and Green will also perfom a duo with Green playing broken/warped shards of Baxter's "Solo Drum Improvisations" LP.
From 8pm. $5 entry. Facebook event.
Em Vecue Aquieu "Lightlike" cassette - Minimal and just-subtle-enough ambience, channelling Angelo Badalamenti via gentle synth lines, guitar and field recordings. Limited edition of 50 handnumbered copies, with transparent transparent "stained glass" cover, including download card - AU$8ppd
Sam Pettigrew "Domestic Smear" CD - Pettigrew places metals, plastics, vibrators and other objects on and between the strings of his double bass to create three otherworldly statements in sound and texture. - AU$10ppd
Alex White "Genuine Instability" CD - A series of alternating minimal/maximal yet complex drones and oscillations, combined at various frequencies to explore a range of dynamics and textures. AU$10ppd
Justice Yeldham - Picture Disc 12" - Live and studio recordings of contact mic'd glass being blown and chewed on, with full colour bloody images on each side - $25ppd
Sean Baxter "Solo Drumkit Improvisations" LP Long-awaited opus from the Melbourne extended percussion master, pristine recording quality full of tension and release. 300 copies pressed and going fast. ...A richly detailed document of Sean Baxter's explorations in extended percussive technique...stunning Vital Weekly 27/09/2011. - AU$35ppd – very limited copies, not likely to stock again.
New Waver "Neuters" CD - Compiles New Waver's best cover/parody songs from their short-run cassettes, including jems like "Tea Break (Jailbreak)", "I Got You Babe", "Chadstone (Jackson)", "Too Sober To Fuck (Too Drunk To Fuck)", "Prozac (Heroin)", "Monday Morning's All Right For Working (Saturday Night's All Right)", and many more lossy non-hits. - AU$12ppd
Shame File Music - specialising in Australian experimental