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Tape launch party with a sunset school disco sound

Existential electronic trio, ‘Great Rack and an Empty Club Reverb', are releasing a tape and hosting a free launch party on Saturday 2 June with support DJ sets from Carla Ori (Biscotti) and audio visual installations from Jack Palmer (Bad Ambulance).

Not quite jazz, not quite stand up comedy, ‘Great Rack and an Empty Club Reverb' is an existential tryst between Maria Moles (Mondo Flockard, Jaala), Adam Halliwell (First Baboon Civilization, Mildlife) and Emily Bennett (Nyash! Afrobeat Collective, Orkeztra Glasso Bashalde).

The group has spent a year mixing and remixing a day of improvised sessions onto a mixtape that immediately thrusts the listener into a parallel universe drenched in shapeshifting vocals (Bennett), fervent drums and percussion (Moles) and maverick guitar, synth, flute and tape sounds (Halliwell).

The ‘rack’ in the group name refers to an outdated Korg A3 Multi Effects SIgnal Processor that modulates and distorts the voice.

“On the album we wanted to place the rack within the memory of a school disco, where one could move through the dance floor and process all the weird shit we experience throughout our lives,” said group member Emily Bennett.

The ‘Great Rack and an Empty Club Reverb' Tape Launch will be held at Siteworks at 33 Saxon Street in Brunswick at 4pm on Saturday 2 June. Entry is free.

Hear the new album, ‘Great rack and an empty club reverb’, at
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