Surface Noise is a new series of limited edition (50
copies), hand-numbered CDRs documenting live performances of
experimental and noise artists. Each volume features live
performances from two different artists; the first initially
invited by the curators, and the second then chosen by the first
artist. Co-released by Melbourne labels Iceage
Productions and Shame File Music, the series will consist
of ten volumes.
cleaninglady/Klunk - Surface Noise vol. 1 CDR
The Surface Noise series kicks off with a Melbourne
double, featuring the modular synthesis noise of
cleaninglady and a subterranean performance of unique
handmade instruments and electronics from Rod Cooper’s
Cat Hope/White Drummer - Surface Noise vol. 2 CDR "Fetish 25" sees Perth's Cat Hope in bass guitar noise mode, screaming into pickups and coaxing deep frequencies from the strings with radios and whips. White Drummer takes subterranean noise literally, playing solo drumkit whilst being lowered into the icy waters of the Derwent river at MONA FOMA in 2013, not missing a beat as she continues to play assisted by breathing apparatus, all recorded live here.
Joe Musgrove/Makro & Hetlev - Surface Noise
vol 3. CDR A double header from a selection of
Brisbane masters of drone and electronic abstraction.
Musgrove has long been a master of all things drone,
with both his solo work and as part of Biffplex. On
his track we hear the last part of an 8 hour overnight
performance, as it all grinds to an entropic end.
Makro/Hetlev are Lloyd Barrett (Diaspora, Secret
Killer of Names) and Paul Forbes Mitchell
(Hetleveiker) in live electronic dialogue.
Ben Byrne & Rosalind Hall/Anthea Caddy
& Matthew Davis - Surface Noise Vol. 4 CDR The
latest edition of this split live recording series
features two duos combining the electro and the
acoustic. Melbourne’s Ben Byrne (tapes) and
Rosalind Hall (prepared saxophone) create a sonic
conversation full of texture and startling
interjections, and expat-now-Berlin-resident
Anthea Caddy (violincello) explores bass
frequencies with Melbourne’s Matthew Davis
(analogue synth). Limited edition of 50
Dotabata/Llara Goodall ‘Surface Noise Vol. 5’ CDR – Dotabata emits a short, sharp, lo-fi noise scuzz performance (from the International Noise Conference 2013), followed by Llara Goodall’s tape abuse/worship of pop music through the cassette meat grinder. Limited edition of 50 hand-numbered copies. .
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