Compilations

Various Artists "Artefacts of Australian Experimental Music: 1930 - 1973" CD A landmark in the history of Australian experimental, this CD documents for the first time the forgotten pioneers like Percy Grainger, Jack Ellitt, the McKimm Rooney Clayton Quartet, Keith Humble and more. Comes in a gorgeous digipack with 16 page booklet. More details and audio samples

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Various Artists "Artefacts of Australian Experimental Music: volume II 1974 - 1983" 2CD The story of Australian experimental music continues with Artefacts volume II documenting the explosion of Australian experimental music practice from the mid 1970s; from the use of synthesisers and computers, through to the radical fringes of post-punk, and to the beginnings of industrial and dark wave. This double CD set complete with 16 page booklet features one of Warren Burt’s first compositions completed in Australia, the Loop Orchestra’s first performance, South Australian industrial noise/punk cabaret, Melbourne post-punk minimalism, mid-1970s Brisbane Dadaist noise/audio collage, early Sydney aleatoric electronica, and much more. More details and audio samples

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Various Artists - Beanbag Aesthetics double mini CDR Anonymous artists from Gold Coast, Queensland, forge a version of lounge music from the unseen fringes of this shiny part of the world, dubbed 'beanbag music'. Records are overlaid into a riotous pop culture collage. The shrink-wrapped packaging is filled with polysterene beans - open with caution.

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Various Artists "DIY Canons" 2CD Based on a work of Larry Polansky, these pieces are constructed from the sounds of cats, screams, MIDI instruments, computer, Barbie Phone, samples, wooden flutes, piano, bass clarinet, Ringtones, Metro Cards, contrabass, and more.

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Various artists "Ladyz in Noyz: Australia volume II" 2CDR - A double disc set featuring an array of Australian women working in noise and experimental-related music. But beyond gender, this is a fantastic survey of contemporary Australian noise and cutting edge musics, ranging from extended vocalists (Alice Hui-Sheng Chang, Amanda Stewart, Kusam Normoyle) to electronic manipulations (Eves, Fur Chick, Gail Priest, Gurner), through to extended instruments (Rosalind Hall, Laura Altman) and glorious noise (Cat Hope).

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Various artists"A land of sweeping sound" CD - A compilation of Australian underground music. 40 minutes of electronic, punk, goth and experimental, including New Waver, Wank Engine, Scroungers, Punchbag, NeTE, Undecisive God and Clowns Smiling Backwards.
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Various Artists "NMA" mp3/CDs Originally released as a series of cassettes from 1982-92 documenting experimental music in Australia, now available as free downloads or for trade on CDR.

Various Artists "Sound in the Absence of Light : Behind Closed Doors Live" compilation CD a live recording of the Behind Closed Doors CD launch in which contributors to that compilation collaborated to create an enormous orchestral sound piece. Collaborators include members of Undecisive God, Human Host, Isomer, Fenetik, Parasticus Dei and Anna.
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Various Artists "Source Records 1-6: Music of the Avant Garde 1968-1971" 3CD Originally released on a series of 10" LPs from 1968 to 1971 by the new music journal Source, this series documents some of the most significant experimental music from largely US composers (plus New Zealand's Annea Lockwood) of the time. This series has been remastered and issued as a 3 CD set with booklet; a veritable time capsule from a time and place that was hotbed in the developing story of experimental music. Other composers include Robert Ashley, Alvin Lucier, Larry Austin and more.

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Various Artists “Travels of the Spider” CD Seven electroacoustic works by five young Argentinian composers: Daniel Schachter, Tiempo Quebrado (1993); Ricardo Dal Farra, Due Giorni Dopo (1988) and Ashram (1991), with Joseph Celli on mukha veena; Martín Alejandro Fumarola, Callejuelas (1996) and El peregrinar de la araña (1995); Alejandro Iglesias-Rossi: Ascención (1998); and Teodoro Cromberg, Marimbágenes (1996), with Angel Frette, marimba.

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Various Artists “Trios” CD Trios is a collaboration between five musicians, over time, and over space. It combines instrumental and electronic improvisation with non-real-time computer processing and editing. Chris Mann, Douglas Repetto, and Larry Polansky recorded several hours of live improvised material in one session. Months later Repetto, Polansky, and Christian Wolff recorded some more. The recordings were then sent off to Tom Erbe, who culled interesting sections from both sessions and then processed, edited, and mixed them to form the six tracks on the CD.

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Various Artists "The Undertow: undercurrents of Australian experimental music" compilation CD Shame File has spent over 12 months combing the country to bring together this collection of Australia's best ambient, noise and experimental music, featuring Thembi Soddell, New Waver, Sadaiche, Scott Sinclair, W.I.T., Undecisive God, Isomer, Screwtape, Bokor, Lawrence English, The Unnameable, Sue Harding, The Hi-God People, Diaspora & Kettle.
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