Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Artefacts volume 1 now online

Artefacts of Australian Experimental Music: 1930-1973 is now available online for streaming/download. The digital download includes a PDF of updated liner notes.

There are limited copies of the original CD left (housed in full-colour digitak with booklet), which can be ordered through the link above or from Shame File Music. Artefacts volume 2 is still available on double CD from Shame File Music.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

"Artefacts of Australian Experimental Music" volumes I & II still available

Various Artists "Artefacts of Australian Experimental Music: 1930 - 1973" CD A landmark in the history of Australian experimental, this CD documents for the first time the forgotten pioneers like Percy Grainger, Jack Ellitt, the McKimm Rooney Clayton Quartet, Keith Humble and more. Comes in a gorgeous digipack with 16 page booklet.

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Various Artists "Artefacts of Australian Experimental Music: volume II 1974 - 1983" 2CD The story of Australian experimental music continues with Artefacts volume II documenting the explosion of Australian experimental music practice from the mid 1970s; from the use of synthesisers and computers, through to the radical fringes of post-punk, and to the beginnings of industrial and dark wave. This double CD set complete with 16 page booklet features one of Warren Burt's first compositions completed in Australia, the Loop Orchestra's first performance, South Australian industrial noise/punk cabaret, Melbourne post-punk minimalism, mid-1970s Brisbane Dadaist noise/audio collage, early Sydney aleatoric electronica, and much more.

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Friday, February 11, 2011

Artefacts Vol II Brisbane Launch

Put 12 March in your calendar for one of the most interesting gigs this year; Nam Shub of Enki will be joining the legendary Pure Bunk, 'Godfather of Australian Darkwave' Browning Mummery, Sky Needle, John Willsteed, XinO, Tam, Ouija (from Lismore) and Undecisive God (from Melbourne) to launch the Artefacts Of Australian Experimental Music...Vol. II 1974 - 1983 CD in Brisbane, at the Beetle Bar.
Following a very successful Melbourne launch in late 2010, the Brisbane show also links an historical and ongoing culture of experimentation in Australian music permeating differing 'genre' and generations. Most acts will interpret/cover a track from the Artefactsii CD live on the night. John Willsteed will speak on the Brisbane'underground' of the era along with Gary Warner's experimental films and playing selected material; and Undecisive God (AKA Artefacts curator Clinton Green) will present pieces composed for guitar andtext concerning the history of Australian experimental music.
Saturday 12 March 2011, 7:30pm
Beetle Bar
350 Upper Roma Street
Pure Bunk (solo)
Sky Needle
Ouija (Lismore)
John Willsteed with films from Gary Warner
$15 at the door.
Presented by Obelisk and Shame File Music

Monday, January 17, 2011

Artefacts of Australian experimental music - exhibition in Sydney

SNO Contemporary Art Projects in Marrickville, Sydney, is presenting the Artefacts CD series as a sound work from Saturday 22 January and through February 2011. Both Artefacts CDs will be offered at a series of listening stations with CD booklets available for listeners to peruse.

Opens Saturday 22 January

Closes Sunday 27 February


Level 1, 175 Marrickville Rd, Marrickville

Saturday, December 4, 2010

2MBS-FM radio special on Artefacts volume 2

Radio special on Artefacts Volume II from Background Noise on 2MBS-FM - interview with myself by John Blades (of The Loop Orchestra) and several tracks. Stream the full programme here.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Artefacts Vol. 2 Launch - photos and podcast

Here are some photos from Saturday night's launch.

ABC Classic FM's broadcast of the event, along with interviews with Ron Nagorcka and Shame File Music's Clinton Green, is streaming for the next few weeks here.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

The Wire magazine web exclusive from Artefacts Vol. 2

This month The Wire magazine features an online web exclusive of a track from Artefacts Vol. 2: Kurt Volentine's "Vortex Street". Kurt Volentine was one of the numerous projects from Sydney's Ian Andrews from the early 1980s, that also included Cut With The Kitchen Knife and The Horse He's Sick.