Clinton Green & Andrew McIntosh "Kasoundi" CD Collaborating originally on The Unnameable project (2002-5), Kasoundi sees the two artists combine their more contemporary interests in minimal, often-acoustic, noise improvisation. Exploring the natural and manipulated sonic properties of a variety of objects and machines (record player, tape deck, rocks, bowls, percussion instruments, kitchen utensils, aluminium foil, broken records), the duo weaves a naturalistic yet compelling series of improvisations that alternate between slow-build tension and luxuriating in these unique sonic textures.
Jon Rose "Rosin" 3CD + data CD This box set documents most of Rose's major projects from the last decade, including multimedia events like "Pannikin", "Talking Back To Media", and "Sphere", as well as his continued questioning of the violin, seeing Rose bowing outback fences, creating bicycle powered violins and interactive bows. Rose is deservedly recognised as one of Australia's premier musical innovators, particularly as a violinist, but this box set (a slightly late celebration of his 60th birthday) showcases his perhaps less-discussed achievements in engaging experimental music with the whole gamut of Australian society; from isolated rural life to suburban talkback radio, to his use of sport and games as structure and application of historical recordings, Rose's music comments wordlessly upon Australia more than any other musician, and perhaps more than any other contemporary artist.
Rosin comes with a detailed booklet of liner notes and colour photos. The data disc contains video footage of a range of Rose's projects back to the 1970s. The box set is a limited edition of 1000 copies, each containing a bagged sample of used bow hair, hand-numbered and signed by Rose.
Hollis Taylor & Jon Rose "Post Impressions: a travel book for tragic intellectuals" (paperback book + DVD) - This book takes the form of a travel journal of several journies into the Australian outback to play wire fences that can be thousands of miles long. Hollis and Taylor take turns to record their impressions of not only the fences and their sonic qualities, but also the vast landscapes, the people and the wildlife they encounter. Comes with a DVD documenting many of the people and fences they encounter.
***And on Saturday 2 March from 2pm, Shame File will be hosting a House Show in Melbourne. Quiet Noise II follows on from last year's show of acoustic noise/experimental music. The line-up this year is:
- Tim Catlin
- Clinton Green & Andrew McIntosh
- Gearoid Brinn & Barnaby Oliver
Event details here or contact Shame File address info. All welcome.