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, June 29, 2013

New Tapes: Static Cleaner Lost Reward / Unwar / Orinokoflo.




AST029: STATIC CLEANER LOST REWARD - $MILE$ C36

I feel like I’ve been sitting on this release for an eternity. SCLR = sounds created by Tarquin Manek, member of Bum Creek and numerous other entities. Static Cleaner sees Manek using similar tools as he would under Thug Quota (another of his solo projects), here the gtr/drum/clarinet/whatever else forges lo-fried psych. Looped hallucinations in the vein of Lamborghini Crystal, but wholly unique.

AST033: UNWAR – SLEEP DOPE C60

Unwar is a relatively recent guise cultivated by Michael Donelley, curator of the MYMWLY / Hashram collectives and grand dragoon in rituals including 6majik9, Sun Of The Seventh Sister, No Guru, et al. None of this is especially relevant to Unwar though, as the order here is synthesiser music from eras past, albeit firmly planted in the present. I’d describe Sleep Dope as kosmiche if the word didn’t reek of record-collector semen. Sections of ecstatic alignment are bookended by slightly more concealed glimmers. A long stretch of space to get lost in.

AST034: ORINOKOFLO – ARNICA C34

Orinokoflo was a short-lived Melbourne trio made up of Sam Kenna (Radio CaCa, Castings), Mark Leacy (Cistern Corrupt, Castings) and Cooper Bowman (Flat Fix, Junk Sick). The point being made here was druggy, beat-driven weirdness. The halfway point between Idea Fire Company and Hieroglyphic Being? Maybe not. But the names dropped give you some indication of what was being attempted. Following one of the four shows that we played, someone labelled us “electronic free jazz”. That’ll do. This is Orinokoflo’s first release proper and probably the last.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013