Reviews of Artefacts Vol. 2 are starting to appear. Where they are online, I will add links here.
RealTime issue 99 (Oct-Nov 2010) - ...a conduit into a not-so-distant past...the pieces and artists that Green has selected, along with his copious liner notes, are an attempt to rectify this situation; not only for students of the era, but for anyone interested in experimental arts practices in this country and in music in general.
Mess and Noise - Artefacts Of Australian Experimental Music: Volume II truly showcases the breadth of musical practice in Australia during a little-examined period of time. It is an eye-and-ear-opener for anyone willing to listen. It is not impenetrable or difficult for those unfamiliar with the genre.
Aiding and Abetting #323 - This is easily one of the most important releases of the year.
Cyclic Defrost - Artefacts II comes across like the belligerent older brother of the NMA tapes series (rereleased by Shame File in 2006) and Chapter Music’s Can’t Stop It! compilations, albeit an older brother who is listening to Cage and The Cramps whilst reading Camus.