Thursday, 21 July 2016

Purr Album Launch - Old Bar - 25 Jul 2016

PURR is an instrumental guitar based project that takes elements of ambient and psychedelic music, emphasising long-exposure, textural sound with simple cyclical melodies and atmospheric noise. 

Intimate is the first full length Purr release, following on from the EP Outlook (2012) and the Healthy Tapes split with Floods (2015), available via

GODHULI is a new minimal/ambient/drone solo project from Matt Barlow of Adelaide’s Sparkspitter, making its Melbourne debut tonight.

Ambient/shoegaze star RUNES will also be playing a rare live set.

Monday July 25 @ The Old Bar, 74-76 Johnston St, Fitzroy


More about the album:

INTIMATE draws upon experiences of close relationships where mutual understanding can be achieved through non-verbal communication. The kind of developed relationships where simple gestures or expressions can be read to express inner thoughts and emotions, or even coordinate actions and make decisions. Purr presents INTIMATE with similar intentions, as sounds without a specific narrative but from which complex imagery, ideas or feelings can be drawn. They are left open for the receiver to project back into, and over time they can become personalised with the listener’s own perspective, interpretation and memories.
(forwarded from Purr)

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Friction - Aeso - 29 Jul 2015

Friction – vibrations, sparks, energy. Conflict, ignition, resonance.
Celebrate the release of Taiwanese performing artist, Chun Liang Liu's debut solo album 'Friction' with three performances touching on the theme of friction.

Performances from:

默契 (Moe Chee - Clinton Green & Chun Liang Liu)
Jenny Barnes
Tim Catlin

This will be the first 默 契 performance in Australia for over a year, and the last for the foreseeable future.

The limited edition of 30 'Friction' CDs in handmade covers will be available on the night (if any are left). Pre-orders available now, and digital version available in August from Shame File Music.

$10 entry / doors at 7pm / performance from 8pm

La Musica - La Mama - 25 Jul 2016

La Musica @ La Mama Theatre

Clinton Green (turntables, remote-activated percussion)
Michiko Morita (piano)

"After moving to Australia, I discovered the joy of composition. People, places and feelings inspire me to paint with sound." Japanese pianist Michiko Morita is a wonderful musician whose beautiful 'sound-pictures' are a joy to hear - as are her modest explanations of her pieces. After a few years break due to injury, we're thrilled to welcome Michiko back to Musica for a solo set.

Clinton Green joins us for a solo set of turntable-based sounds. He makes something akin to music. Clinton has been active in Australian experimental music since the 1990s as a recording and performing artist, curator, facilitator, writer and researcher. He has worked with unconventional approaches to guitars, turntables and found... objects as tools for new forms of musical expression. He also works with dancers, theatre and performance artists in improvised collaborative situations. For this performance, Clinton will present a multiple turntable and remote-activated percussion spatial piece that will bathe the audience in the microscopic sonic details of shattered vinyl, melted flexidiscs, stressed turntable mechanisms and the secret aural lives of objects.

Monday 25 July 2016, 7:30pm

La Mama, 205 Faraday St, Carlton

New on Shame File Music & Mailorder

Order the items below and more from
·         Chun-liang Liu ‘Friction’ (online/ltd edition CDR) - This debut release from the Taiwanese performing artist is a selection lo-fi recordings Chun-liang makes as she moves through the world in both Australia and Taiwan, a travelogue and soundscape overlaid with vocalisations and song. A very limited edition of 30 beautiful handmade CD covers designed and constructed by Kuan-Chiun Chuang on exquisite French paper stock. Each disc has an individual Chinese character hand-written by Chun-liang. Pre-orders are now available and moving fast, get in quick to secure your copy (shipping late July).


·         The Instrument Builders Project ‘Hits From the Gong’ (230 x 300 mm full colour softcover book) - Years in the making, this printed monster of an edition comes in a specially designed cardboard box and features eye popping full colour images and descriptions of The Instrument Builders Project; an Australia/Indonesia collaboration of experimental instrument makers that took place across three editions in Yokgyakarta, Indonesia and Melbourne, Australaia in 2013 and 2014. The book features essays and conversations by Helen Hughes, Antariksa, Wok The Rock, Serena Bentley and Edwina Brennan, and curators Kristi Monfries and Joel Stern. Limited edition of 400.


·         Peter Farrar ‘Avocado’ (LP/CD) - Debut solo release from Sydney alto sax monster, who uses plastic bags and bottles as mutes to create an astonishing array of textures. From the extreme vibrating shronk of the title track, to "Light Green" which sounds not unlike a field recording of squawking jungle birdlife, this album is riveting listening. A punk Jim Denley, perhaps? LP is limited to 300 hand-numbered copies, also available on CD.


·         Various Artists – ‘All My Sins Remembered: The Sonic Worlds of John Murphy’ (3CD + booklet) John Murphy was at the cutting edge of Australian underground music since the 1970s, and later a key player in the forging of European industrial music. His influence and collaborative reach is extensively documented in this beautiful 3 CD set, spanning 40 years of musical output (from 1975 to 2015, the year of Murphy's death). The bands and projects here of which Murphy was a member are a veritable roll call of the dark/noise/industrial canon, including NEWS, Whirlywirld, Orchestra of Skin and Bone, SLUB, SPK, Whitehouse, Lustmord, Browning Mummery, KnifeLadder and countless others. The CDs are housed in a lavish full colour cardboard foldout box, which also includes a 32 page booklet with photos and notes by several Murphy collaborators and friends. Limited edition of 750, but only a handful available in Australia.


Monday, 11 July 2016


inland 16.4

 - through savage progress -

works by:

anthony burr
jim denley*
anthony pateras
rohan drape
alexander garsden

photo: sabina maselli
*jim denley is able to appear at this event courtesy of
the good folks at avantwhatever

8pm, Monday 18th July, Church of All Nations,
180 Palmerston St. Carlton

Tickets: Full $20/Concession $12, Available at the door



15th July 2016, Moreland Band Hall, 8pm

A one-off event to celebrate two new album releases on the Immediata label by some of Australia's most distinguished exponents of contemporary improvisation: Anthony Burr (clarinets), Scott Tinkler (trumpet), Erkki Veltheim (violin) and Anthony Pateras (piano). 

Both new releases are available for the launch price of $20 each on the night, and $35 for the pair.
All Immediata releases are limited editions of 300 with extended booklet featuring interviews with the personnel.

1st set: Burr/TInkler/Veltheim
2nd set: Burr/Pateras (CD Launch)
3rd set: Tinkler/Veltheim/Pateras: North of North (CD Launch)

Where: Moreland Band Hall, 16-22 Cross St, Brunswick East VIC 3057
When: 8pm
Cost: $5/10

Thursday, 7 July 2016


Atmosphere/dissonance/meditation from these two multi-instrumentalist explorers of music and noise\

Sonic migration, tri-phonic guitar drones, terrestrial and other


Soulful and tuneful A/V mash-ups from Mr. Nason


The Tote Upstairs
First act 6:30pm
$5 entry




Noise / Music / Performance / Experimental / Improv / Ambient / Harsh / Weird / Noise You Can Dance To / Breakcore / Noisecore / Grindcore / Hardcore / Punk / Non-Popular Pop / Psych / Drone / Electronics / Audio-Visual / Indescribable / etc...

We're always looking for new acts to play! To enquire about playing email info/links to Nik - sfhsgrind [@] hotmail . com