Sunday, 30 March 2014

live at real bad music (playlist)

live at real bad music (playlist)-

the brisbane noise community has been fantastic at producing no genres.. there's been some great gigs documented by marek at our space, real bad music.. here's some of the vids.

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Reviews: Club Sound Witches, Bad Intentions, Squiding, Offerings

The b.d.t.d summer catalog has been reviewed by David Keanan for Volcanic Tongue.
These are the recordings that I am on.

Bad Intentions
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Breakdance The Dawn BDTD-187

CD-R
£6.99



Monolithic psych rock from this female Australian DIY project: Bad Intentions come over like an unknown duo from the peak of Tokyo’s Minor music scene, playing with collapsing rhythms, sheet metal drones and downer power chords and coming over like a Tori Kudo-led Fushitsusha w/twin Michael Morleys on vocals, with snippets of destroyed female vocals buried in an avalanche of free percussion, barely coherent Kousokuya-style guitar and occasional almost-Cannanes/Rabbit’s Wedding style monologues. What the fuck? This is excellent. 
Club Sound Witches
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Breakdance The Dawn BDTD-185

CD-R
£6.99



New jams from this ‘primitive techno’ unit featuring Matt Earle of Craft Bandits and Nicola Morton of Bad Intentions et al: wild, low-level electro tectonics that combine the spluttering hands-on appeal of the more tape-damaged end of the Blood Stereo/Prick Decay axis combined with homemade experiments in dub using wonky circuitry and soldering irons. Imagine a chopped and screwed series of early Atari game soundtracks manhandled with alla the shortwave violence of a Voice Crack w/occasional FM Ferarro-isms and you are some of the way there. More profoundly out haunted drone/percussion hypnotics from two of the deepest thinking ton scientists on the Australian underground. Recommended.  
Offerings
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Breakdance The Dawn BDTD-191

CD-R
£6.99



“Blasted fidelity and digital error” documenting the debut show by Australian underground supergroup Offerings: Offerings feature Matt Kennedy of Kitchen’s Floor, Nicola Morton of Club Sound Witches/Bad Intentions, Matt Earle of BDTD et al, Dusty Annistassiou and Samuel Miers. The sound is radically destroyed, with smears of digital glitch and tape grime obscuring a mass group ritual that would re-apply the kind of massed free-form firepower of an Airway or a Smegma to the kind of radically dilated DIY ritual of some kind of BUFMS satellite playing the first two Pussy Galore EPs in their entirety. Insane.

Squiding
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Breakdance The Dawn BDTD-186

CD-R
£6.99



Mysterious new free rock from Australia: Squiding play undersea avant garage, with a guitar sound that feels as if it is being played with boxing gloves, matching that classic Xpressway/Corpus Hermeticum dead amp sound to a series of endless non-plateaus that take all the way out while remaining focussed on the non-F/X mutated specifics of the instrument ala RST et al. Think a codeine huffing BDTD play Parson Sound and you’re close to the kind of endless, narcotic appeal of these heavily drugged strings. 



Sunday, 16 February 2014

Romantic Grasses - Fan Art

Romantic Grass of the Week, is ripping it up on Facebook.

Matt Kennedy of the distro Eternal Soundcheck has made a video inspired by the Romantic Grass of the Week series.




If you want to find out why? romantic grass? You can tune in to +4zzz 102.1 FM Brisbane at midnight on Wednesday Feb 19, for LOVE GOES ON, with Dr Dusty. If the time isn't good for you, the show is on demand and you can listen to it during the whole week following the show.

Take a peek at the Romantic Grass of the Week Archive

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Press Release: Love Hypnosis Exchange at QCA's O'Week

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During 2014 ‘O’ Week the QCA Galleries will be hosting a number of exhibitions on campus to promote the artistic endeavors of QCA students and alumni. The exhibition is co-curated by Liz Shaw, Cassandra Lehman-Schultz, Hailey Atkins, Simone Linssen and Michelle Dunne

LOVE HYPNOSIS IS BACK - LINE UP NOW



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Previously performed for exist-ence festival, Brisbane (2010), Monopoly Child, Brisbane (2010), Pyramid Projects, Melbourne (2011), Muhammad Lugas: Independence, Yogyakarta (2011)

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Love Hypnosis Exchange is a group activity facilitated by Nicola Morton. It is all about spinning to get into a trance then putting a sticker on a neighbour's body. After 8 spins – stickers of different colours and radiuses are exchanged.



the audience is trying to trance out. – they spin left for 8 counts, the beep happens and they put a sticker on someone else, then spin right for 8 counts. This continues for over 10 minutes, to allow 100 stickers of each participant to be exchanged. Preparotory balancing and breathing exercises are conducted beforehand for the audience's wellbeing.
Photos by 1) Rin Healy; 2) Kate Geck; 3) Isrohan Alvarez