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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