Ernie Althoff - The Way I See It mp3/CDR.
Ernie Altoff - Music for Seven Metal Machines
Ernie Altoff - For Two On Blue mp3/CDR .
Ernie Altoff - Thirty More mp3/CDR .
Ernie Althoff - Heliosonics CD In the late
1990s, Althoff made a series of small solar-powered
sound machines of varying sonarities and rhythms. This
CD is an audio document of this extraordinary project.
Ernie Althoff - Dark By 6 CD A compelling audio
record of five of Althoff's sound installations from
2000 and 2003, accompanied by colour photos liner notes
on the foldout cover.
Ernie Althoff - Catchment CD In the middle of
one of the longest Australian droughts in living memory,
Althoff turns his attention to water as both a sound
source and an element of his own instruments. The sound
of water is the key element of these recordings, whether
in basins, hoses, or rainfall.
Ernie Althoff "Colour Chart" CD - 18 recordings
of Althoff's solo music machines that are intimate in
the sonic detail and delicate percussiveness, as they
gently beat away like they were right next to your ear.
Limited edition of 100, with unique handmade covers by
Ernie Althoff "Moggs Creek Picnic Ground" CD -
Showcasing for the first time Althoff's field recording
work, this single-take, unedited 70 minute recording
(divided into 70x 1 minute tracks) was made by Althoff
in 2004 at the titular picnic ground in the Otway
Ranges, Western Victoria. It captures near-magical
interactions between a plethora of birdlife against a
backdrop of windblown eucalyptus trees. Althoff
describes the sessions highlight in the liner notes:
Ernie Althoff "Skitter" CD - A new set of
Althoff's percussive machines in various combinations,
setting bamboo, corrugated cardboard, metal screws, ping
pong balls and more against each other. Powered by
turntables, cassette recorders and other small motors,
these materials are close-mic'd to create the complex
yet subtle rhythms and equisite sonic textures that
Althoff has made his own.
Herbert Jercher & Ernie Althoff "The Sunshine
Shuffle" CD This album pays homage to an elegant
parlour guitar built almost entirely out of Australian
timbers by luthier Dan Robinson. All 99 tracks were
played by Herbert Jercher with just the fingers, with no
extra preparations or treatments. The CD is intended to
be played in shuffle mode. A longtime Melbourne sound
artist, this is Jercher's first CD release. Recorded,
edited and co-conceived by Ernie Althoff.
Ernie Althoff "Underground Blue" CD This new
collection of Althoff recordings features a number of
longer, more minimalist pieces that explore the
incidental rumble and texture of the machines created in
all their close-mic'd glory, with subtle compositional
structures taking the listener on a sonic journey. These
machines, often driven by turntables or tape recorder
motors, are documented on the inside cover in full
colour photos. Limited edition of 60 copies.
Ernie Althoff "Reliquary" CD For perhaps the
first time on an album-length release, Althoff abandons
the music machines he is so well-known for in favour of
constructing long pieces for small percussive objects.
Recorded as three long sessions over three days, each of
the three main tracks on this album were created by
cutting up each session and overlaying it in thirds over
the top of one another. The effect is of Althoff in
concert with himself, with rewards abounding for the
Ernie Althoff "Fifteen" CD Althoff takes a
formal compositional approach to six of his classic
percussive machines, pairing them in the fifteen
permutations of the title. These tracks are subtle and
gentle, yet rich in complexity through their
interlocking rhythmic patterns and 'solos' engineered
later in the mix by Althoff. No mysteries of
slight-of-hand here; Althoff details his compositional
process in the liner notes, and each machine is
photographed to show its workings.
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