AVAILABLE:

AST062: TAKAHIRO MUKAI - "GRANULAR JELLY" C40
AST063: COARSES - "0X001" C38
AST067: CONSULATE - “DISPATCHES” C38
AST071: CIRCULAR RUINS – “THE THORNED MAZE” C32
AST072: WRX – “CRACKDOWN” C20
AST073: SUBURBAN CRACKED COLLECTIVE – “THESE AWKWARD FRACTIONS...” C42
AST074: JEROME – “THE SHIP HAS SAILED...” C40
AST075: 2200 – “LIVE” C35

OUT EVENTUALLY:

DEAD TECH - "UNTITLED" REISSUE CS
WDK CS
KOSEL CS
CHINO CS
BEAD CS
MAGNETIZER CS
KENDALL CAHAN CS
MOBILI OPERATIVE SPECIALI AUTONOME CS
CUBE - "FADE TO BEIGE / (803) 206-0028" REISSUE 2 X CS


BIGCARTEL | DISCOGS | SOUNDCLOUD | BANDCAMP

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Sunday, Free House Show.

Teen Ax

Spasmoslop

Reunion Sacred Ibis
FTRG
Trichotillomania

Broken House, 52 Hope St., Brunswick
Enter via back alley.
Start around 2pm, finish around 5.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

KIPL, Saturday October 22nd.



This is probably the launch for the 'Rising Damp' tape by Junk Sick on Altered States / Magik Crowbar.

JUNK SICK (loop-based harsh and strange noise)

MITCHELL BRENNAN (laptop processed acoustic improvisation)

TEEN AX
(brutal power electronic sounding noise-rock from Sydney)

NIC TAMMENS
(solo guitar / pedal-based harsh deconstruction)

WIFE (reel to reels, guitar and effects collide)

KIPL. 136 Roden Street. West Melbourne.
2pm Start. $7 Entry.

Please note: This show will run on time so not to clash with the Pimmon show at Tape Projects later on Saturday evening.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

New Releases on AST.



DIE TRIP COMPUTER DIE – ANGRY DAN PRESENTS: STOP KILLING JELLY TROUSERS c40

Altered States is proud to plop out this latest steaming opus by the now-defunct, absurdist trio, Die Trip Computer Die. Made up of men who were at one stage or another involved in UK post-punk unit The Homosexuals, DTCD utilise various instruments, circuit-bent equipment and plundered sample loops to achieve lift-off. Most importantly they use their (collective) MIND in order to crumble YOURS. Angry Dan Presents: Stop Killing Jelly Trousers was recorded live in Pontins, Nijmegan during a holiday in 2002 with the verbal verbosity of au pair, Angry Dan mastering ceremonies. However, this recording information may be merely another red herring left in your letterbox by the Trippers. ADP: SKJT is a twice a year listen, but when you do bring yourself to press play, it'll tie your laces and poach your eggs. 60 copies, pro tapes, cover + insert by Myjyerljcle Stevrdjnen Lesteechskinz.


JUNK SICK – RISING DAMP c36

Following the split lathe w/ C.C.C.C., Junk Sick take their scum-vibed slop down a less-trodden path. Rising Damp is more loop-based head-scratchin’ than balls to thee wall harshness, with still enough moments of ‘fingers in the ears’ to keep the noise wieners dribblin’. Rising Damp is to absurd noise what ‘Summer of 69’ is to karaoke bars. 60 copies, pro tapes. Split release w/ Magik Crowbar.


SLEEPING BAG FULL OF BOYS – SACKS FULL c35

The ‘Boys got together one summer at camp, bonding over harsh noise and bad taste. D’ya think they spent their stay riding the flying fox and toasting marshmallows? Not likely, mate. They decided to put their boy scout ingenuity to good use by making several sacks’ worth of loops and synth combustion. For true camp-site creepers only. 40 copies. Split release w/ Magik Crowbar.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Polka Before The Apocalypse

Negative Guest List presents:
POLKA BEFORE THE APOCALYPSE

Label showcase will be held in Brisbane town Dec 10 & 11. Venue is still undetermined for the 10th; please get in touch if you can help out. The two day event will feature such fine acts as AXEMEN, MAD NANA, 3 TOED SLOTH, KITCHEN'S FLOOR, BLANK REALM, XNOBBQX, EXILES FROM CLOWNTOWN, MEAT THUMP, WONDERFULS, REUNION SACRED IBIS & MORE, bands & artists who have our utmost support. It is sure to be the most fun you will have that weekend. AXEMEN will be selling shirts & have a grip of Siltbreeze vinyl for sale, dig the pic above for a visual reference. Surely I don't need to tell you that 'Three Virgins' is an essential purchase for any casual goober or refined record-eater?!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Nocastle + PFM Reviews.

Thanks to music blogger Sean Prescott for these reviews, even if he did get his patch leads a lil' crossed with the PFM cd-r. Check it here.

Monday, August 15, 2011

CCCC / JS Lathe Review.

Thanks to old mate Screwtape:

COSMIC COINCIDENCE (CCCC)/JUNK SICK, split
12" lathe cut, 2011,
Altered States

Cooper of AS warns that the sound level is somewhat low on this cut, particularly on the first part of side one, and also issues a free download of wave and mp3 files for this material, but interestingly I found the sound quite acceptable and, in fact when compared to the wave files, somewhat more enjoyable. The lathe cut seems to have added a kind of low fidelity grit to both sides which seems to enhance the actual pleasure of the music. This is particularly the case with Junk Sick - Cooper and long-time collaborator Tommy Gunja - who have created two messy, crude spirals of home-taped Noise that manage, with the first piece "Space Debris" to maintain a nice experimental feel with analogue synths, effects, tapes and contact microphones that features a lot of water-ish gurgling with spurts of static, underlined with synth humming and oscillating. The track features choppy bits of harsh sound over more rushing, dirtier layers that combine well and keep things moving without spazzing around. A fairly appropriately titled track, actually, invoking the idea of pieces of human-made shit clogging up space. "Black Dust" reminds me more of the kind of cassette improvisations put out by these people before, a rustier and more coagulated sound that gets more active and aggressive with a lot of nice dragging sounds and more intense synth. Both these pieces are great and I look forward to the up-coming "Rising Damp" tape.

The Hasegawa party, for their part, start off with the usual slow building cosmic synth tones that mutate and evolve with more stressed sounding electronics, like something being stretched beyond its limits, and these sounds move together, the slow winding synth and burbling and gurgling electronics, building in intensity but maintaining dignity. Funnily, because of the building tension of "Apocalyptic Birdsong" it seems to be too short, despite being over sixteen minutes in length, but this project always did seem to excel in the spaced-out-jam method, rather than the concise hit. Still, the sound presented here is structured and strong and the download version can bring out details the lathe cut perhaps missed.

Still a few copies left unaccounted for, but probably not for long. Hiroshi will have copies soon

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Cosmic Coincidence / Junk Sick Split 12" Lathe.



Cosmic Coincidence is the moniker under which Hiroshi Hasegawa has recently reformed his essential unit, C.C.C.C. They should need no introduction as one of the best harsh noise groups of all-time. Their late 80’s/early 90’s releases range from industrial to their later trademark psychedelic noise. ‘Apocalyptic Birdsong’ falls into the latter category and takes the sound to its astral conclusion. These are the first new C.C.C.C. studio recordings to be released in more than a decade.

Junk Sick is a duo comprised of two punk shitkickers from Melbourne, Australia. Taking influence from late 80’s/early 90’s Japanese noise, their two tracks here are a lo-fi assault of electronics, analogue synth, tapes and junk.

12” lathe-cut by Peter King, limited to 50 copies. $20 AUD + postage.

Email: alteredstatestapes@gmail.com

NB: due to being lathe-cuts, the record must be played LOUD for intended effect.
All copies come with access to download the tracks.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Saturday, 13th August - Tape Projects.

Sunday, August 21st - Round & Round

Lazy Sunday afternoon show at Round and Round record store, featuring:

Dick Threats (industrial dance-floor beasts)
Tim Coster (blissful waves)
Culm (juke/grime influenced improv techno)

3pm
Free
513 Sydney Rd. Brunswick

Tuesday, August 9th - Make It Up Club.

Black Velvet Unicorn Painting - Marcus Cook (sound) & Emma Albury (sound)

Carolyn Connors (voice), Cor Fuhler (synthesiser and processing) and Sean Baxter (percussive junk)

Cooper Bowman (Korg DS-10, tapes & effects)

Bar Open - Brunswick St, Fitzroy
9pm start
$5 / $10

Monday, August 1, 2011

BLAAAACK BAAAAGS - AUGUST PROGRAM.



I'm organising the one tomorrow night. After heaps of hassles, the lineup is:

VDO (catchy drones duo comprised of Christopher LG Hill & Joshua Petherick)
WORNG (solo synth hypnosis)
Lloyd Honeybrook & Nic Tammens (sax n' geet free skronk)
Culm (juke/grime influenced improv techno)

Monday, July 11, 2011

Thursday, June 30, 2011

New Tapes.

NOCASTLE COMPILATION c45



A compilation of noise scraped from the bowels of Newcastle. Features Stitched Vision, Cock Driller, ShitxsFMcrudd, Rotted Crow, Brassskulls, Reunion Sacred Ibis, She-Bear, Cock Safari, Mitchell Brennan, Alzheimer Blanks, Richard Marxism, The Mermaids, Drillbit + World Of Trouble. Split release w/ Grog Pappy.


RADICAL CREATION – PRIMORDIAL SLUDGE AND HUMAN ETHICS C20



Blunt trauma induced by way of blown out mini-synths, tapes and maybe some contact mic’d junk. 40 on recycled tapes.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Undecisive God - RPM's 2 c54.



Undecisive God is the long-running project of Melbourne experimental music archivist and experimenter in his own right, Clinton Green. Originally working in the field of guitar-based drone and experimentation, UG has focused on the limits of turntable manipulation and abuse over recent years. RPM's 2 continues the series started on the recent split cassette w/ harsh noise monger, Screwtape. Available now from me or Clinton.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Sunset Flips - Parts Unknown.

Recording of The Sunset Flips (RSI + Cock Safari) show at the Croatian Club. Sunset Flips tape coming out sometime.



PARTS UNKNOWN

Black Market Noise - June.



Black Market lineups for June, now at The Gasometer. I'm playing on the 1st of June w/ Matthew Brown, Roswell DVD, and Nic Tammens.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Prehistoric Fuckin' Moron Live CD-R.



Live recording from the "Sound No Sound" shows during TINA last year. This is one of the best sets I've ever seen from the Moron. Synth, guitar, drums, tapes and a good amount of yelling combine into one mind-fuckin' freakout. $5, free postage in Asstralia. Prehistoric Moron tape coming sometime...

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Magik Crowbar Volume 2.



There's a recording of one of the first few Reunion Sacred Ibis shows on this comp. Also features Psychward, Military Position, Murgh'tr, TSS and Mitchell Brennanas. Basically, it serves as a snapshot of some of the excellent noise shit going on in Melbourne at the moment. Available from Magik Crowbar.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

IMPROVISING MACHINES AT MIUC.



May 10th at Make It Up Club

Three ensembles based around Clinton Green/Undecisive God's turntable set up.

Featuring:

Marco Fusinato
Ernie Althoff
Reunion Sacred Ibis
Buttress O'Kneel
Riki-Metisse Marlow & Gabriel Carazo

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

CROAT + EASTER SHOWS.

The first Sunset Flips (Cock Safari + Reunion Sacred Ibis) show is at the Croatian Club on the 20th of April. Something called Rainbow Ride is playing too.

This is also happening on Easter Sunday:



Reunion Sacred Ibis (Nintendo and tape looped stupidity)
Rats With Wings (fucked up modular synthesis)
Prehistoric Fuckin' Moron (ambassador ov the universe)
Teen Ax (PE noise rock)

Thursday, March 24, 2011

BLACK MARKET NOISE.


A new weekly night of noise and punk curated by Bryce Sweatman (Pathetic Human, Chrome Dome) at Noise Bar in Brunswick. Psychward Vs. RSI are playing under new name Junk Sick at the first one with some other ripping dudes.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

PSYCHWARD VS. RSI - HOLLOW ALTAR DOWNLOAD.

From Magik Crowbar:

Fucked experimental 'plunder-electronics' made by two derro punk kids from Melbourne, Australia. Potentially harsh, seasonally abstract and hypnotic. Blown speaker, dodgy pedal, Mount Everest Beug (double meaning) intake, one track dictaphone, broken mixer, beer fuck. Altered States and Magik Crowbar split release in edition of thirty recycled cassettes.

Yup. TG put this up for download here.

Coming out over the next few months: Die Trip Computer Die CS, Xentos/T Barrow circuit bending CS, Nerve City CS, Undecisive God C54, Radical Creation C20 + Nocastle compilation C60.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

INTERNATIONAL NOISE CONFERENCE.



Since 2004 Rat Bastards INC festival in Miami has become an institution for the USA noise underground. It's no laptop / no droning / no money / no bullshit / 15 minute sets approach and levels of inclusion has set it apart from any normal noise festival to become the most invigorating 3 days on the USA festival calendar. In recent times Rat has been taking the concept on the road and this year Australia gets its first taste in Sydney on the 20th of May and Melbourne on the 21st.

Melbourne features: Psychward (first solo performance) / Dotåbåtå / Chaos Warrior / Cult of the Placenta Head / Reunion Sacred Ibis / Poison Sockets / FTRG / Undecisive God / Social Climber / Radical Creation / Aktion Unit / Juarez / The Multifunctional Gut Of Fish / Psychward / Lloyd Honeybrook / Furchick / Oranj Punjabi / Gauntlet / Rod Cooper / Hex on the Beach / Sean Baxter / Incompetent Cervix / Marco Fusinato / Dead Boomers / Occult Blood / Wife / Heil Spirits / Ebola Disco / Nomex (NZ) / Leslie Keffer (USA) / Graham Moore (USA) / Laundry Room Squelchers (USA)

RSI @ BARKLY ST VIDEO.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

ASTRO - "GAS" LIVE CD-R.




Late last year I was lucky enough to catch an ear-blistering set by long-running noise lord Hiroshi Hasegawa at local watering hole The Gasometer. Hasegawa was a member of legendary group C.C.C.C. before adopting the Astro moniker and taking his path of sonic destruction into space. This close to forty-minute long set is one of the best examples of pure Noise I’ve ever had the chance to encounter. The show was no chinstroke seminar either; between the blasts of electronics, you can hear stoked shouts emanating from several members of Melbourne’s noise cognoscenti. 50 copies on sprayed CD-R’s, cover by Mark Groves.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

REVIEWS.

Andrew Macintosh reviewed the MSLMSLMSLABC tape here and Sean Prescott reviewed the Brassskulls CD-R and Reunion Sacred Ibis / Mitchell Brennan split here.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

REUNION SACRED IBIS - 2XLYF C20.



This here is a one-sided recycled tape with 20 minutes of live Reunion Sacred Ibis. The first set is from the Barkly St. backyard. Rain was dripping on my mixer, so I had to cut it short. The second is from Ovens St. Warehouse and sounds pretty fuk'n sweet really, not sure how that happened. I think it was the only time I've played that I haven't been high, go figure... 40 copies.

THE FUTURIANS - "SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED" C21.




The Futurians are a punk band from New Zealand who deal in sci-fi influenced psychedelics. Some Assembly Required compiles five tracks previously released in very limited runs on lathes and CD-R's in the last few years. 50 copies on pro-dubbed tapes. Listen to one of the tracks here.

Friday, March 4, 2011

MARCH 12TH, SUNSHINE + GREASE.

Full Fucking Moon are psychedelic space cadets from NZ, feat. Torben Tilly of Minit/Garbage & The Flowers infame. Prehistoric Fuckin' Moron brings his mind-altering freakout to Melbourne from Sydney/another galaxy. Javier Frisco from Perth washes in with waves of drone. Reunion Sacred Ibis builds up a cacophony of sound with layers of Nintendo DS and tape piss. Mad Nanna crafts messy poppy with an ill-bent and a good heart.

3pm
Gold coin donation entry.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

COCK SAFARI - "TOTAL LIVE COCK" C22


Cock Safari is one of the best things going at the moment, no shit. This has three cuts from two of the best places in Newcastle (Vox Cyclops and the Croatian Club). Side A is one of the best sets I've heard from the Cock, you can watch a clip of it here. The B-side features a dense hiss track that sounds like it SHOULD be on cassette, as well as an excerpt from a harsher vibed show that possibly involved Mycle bashing a guitar about. 50 copies on recycled tapes.

Friday, February 4, 2011

10/02/11, BAR OPEN.



Psychward Vs. RSI are playing a free show with some REAL bands that play REAL music at Bar Open.

Flesh World play noisy 80's HC worship.
The Zingers are KBD negative-punk superstars.

07/02/10, DISCOBEANS.


The first in a monthly gig series at the excellent Discobeans Japenese restaurant/gallery on High St.

Monday, January 31, 2011

OVENS ST. WAREHOUSE SHOW.


February 25th
22 Ovens St. Brunswick (off Hope St, just behind Sydney Rd)



Matthew Brown
Angel Eyes
Young Romantix
Reunion Sacred Ibis


8pm
$8

Thursday, January 20, 2011

REVIEWS.

Andrew Mcintosh did a review of the RSI / Mitchell Brennan split here and Tim Scott reviewed the Pissbolt and Lakes live tapes here.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

SOUNDCLOUD.

This shit is kinda dubious but, due to the ass-suckery of myspace these days, I opted to make a Soundcloud for Reunion Sacred Ibis stuff / Altered States releases. You can find it HERE.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

NEW TAPES.



Screwtape - "Grey" c22

Three harsh spirals dating from 2009. The source material is heavily treated vocals, however they end up sounding like something ultimately more depraved.

MSLMSLMSLABC - "MSLMSLMSLAiiBwwC" c60

MSL is the new project from Mycle of Cock Safari, Anal Cum Wolf, Sunset Flips, etc. I would say this is him in more "serious" noise mode, but I'm not really sure he's capable of being serious. This goes for sixty minutes and not a millisecond too long.


Both are in an edition of 40 on recycled tapes.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

UPCOMING SHOWS.

JANUARY 14TH - LOOPHOLE
PSYCHWARD VS. RSI
FABIO UMBERTO
TEA AND SYMPATHY SYMPHONY
DRONGO
TRENDY DAD

JANUARY 22ND - 43 PENDER ST, THORNBURY
PSYCHWARD VS. RSI
INCOMPETENT CERVIX
SPASMOSLOP
TEEN AX

FEBRUARY 7TH - DISCO BEANS
REUNION SACRED IBIS
HOLY BONER + YUKA DISCOBEANS COLLAB
THE MUSEUM
HARICUCKOO (JAPAN)