Thursday, April 22, 2010
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
April 1. Stained Sheets Launch
April 2. Tim Coster, VDO and Judo Bronze
April 3. Candlesnuffer/Kim Myrh duo, Sean Baxter/Robbie Avenaim duo
April 8. Silk Ears, Acid Casualty and more to be announced
April 10. Candlesnuffer/Kim Myrh duo, Adam Simmons solo
April 15-May 1. Victor Meertens: Charles Ives Singer and his... world. From the archive of V.V. Music...
Hermann Nitsch - Eighth Symphony (Tochnit Aleph) $34 Double CD with posters and notes Incredible Orchestral CD.
Henri Chopin - La Plaine des Respirs CD (Tochnit Aleph) $22
Masonna with Runzelstirn and Gurgelstock with Masonna - Clitoris projectile pump action CD (Tochnit Aleph) $22
Machine Gun TV - Cue EP 7" (Tochnit Aleph) $10
Government Alpha: Resolution Of Remembrance 1992-1999 [4CD BOX-SET] $42
yasutoshi yoshida's government alpha project started in 1992 and quickly became one of the leading names in the third generation of japanese noise music. government alpha was characterized by its ferociously intense signature sound. noise fans often speak of a feeling of "pure energy" felt when listening to noise music. few artists consistently embodies this better than government alpha.
audiences in the west first started to take notice when government alpha appeared on the susan lawly "extreme music from japan" compilation and vinyl releases on segerhuva and vinyl communications. but at the same time yasutoshi recorded a series of works released on the cassette format. these were (as often is the case with noise tapes) released in very limited editions. the "resolution of remembrance 1992-1999" box-set is a selection of 62 tracks from these obscure releases in the years 1992 to 1999, released by labels like harbinger sound, mother savage noise productions, hospital productions, utsu tapes, american tapes and of course yoshida's own xerxes imprint. the first cd also includes previously unreleased tracks from 1992/93.
an unstoppable natural flow of soundwaves seemingly unfiltered by human presence, as unpredictable a flow as any natural force. pure noise, not filtered through, but channelled by the musician. let me emphasise how happy i am to see this box set being realised. hopefully it will work as an eye-opener to those who are new to the music of yasutoshi yoshida.
- from tommy carlsson's liner notes
Birchville Cat Motel - Gunpowder Temple of Heaven CD (Pica Disk) $22
Blue Sabbath, Black Cheer - Crows eat the eyes from the leviathans CD (Release the bats) $23
Dolphins into the future - The music of belief CD (Release the bats) $23
Zoo - Trilogi Peradaban CD (Dual Plover/Tenzenmen) $20 Cool Indonesian psychedelic punk album in 3 parts. Mixing contemporary styles with elements of traditional Indo-folk sounds.
Dokaka - Human Interface CD (Dual Plover) $20 88 tracks! Japanese Beatboxer extraordinaire performs multi-tracked songs with his mouth!
A.B.C. Life CD-R $10 Anti-social behaviour recorded in the backstreets of Coburg and Brunswick in 2003 by Carl Von Bamburger and friends.
Rosalind Hall and Alice Hui-Sheng Chang CD $15
The Mops - Psychedelic sounds in Japan CD (World Psychedelia) $30
Ofege - Try And Love CD (Academy) $28
Ofege - Try And Love LP (Academy) $32 This great record was recorded by a bunch of high-school kids in Nigeria in 1973. Really sweet!
Various - Sons of YMA CD (YMA) $28 Great collection of Peruvian garage and instrumental bands from the 1960's.
Cambodia Rocks Vol. 1 CD (Khmer Rocks) $28 Now legendary compilations (Volume's 1 and 2) of Khmer 60's garage and pop.
Cambodia Rocks Vol. 2 CD (Khmer Rocks) $28
Takehisa Kosugi - Catch Wave CD $30 Classic album by ex-Taj Mahal travelling Fluxus artist; came to blow Australian minds a few years back as the director of Merce Cunningham's music committee.
Comus - Song to Comus (The Complete Collection) Double CD (Castle) $35
Kansas City Jammers - Got Good (If you get it) LP + 7" (Void Records) $32
Various - Psych Funk 101 double LP (World Psychedelic Funk Classics) $35
Love Tan 7" (Sweet Rot Records) $12
Dylan Ettinger and the Heat - Smokin' 7"(Notnotfun) $12
Lamps - Neil Bohr was an excellent Ping Pong Player 7"(Dull Knife) $12
Lamps - The role of the dogcatcher in African American Urban Folklore 7" (Fan Death Records) $12
Rosemary Krust 7" (Spleen Coffin) $12
Gummy Stumps - Update from he Nostalgiosphere 7"EP $12
Plenty more new 7"s in store now.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Friday 5 March 6pm-11:30
constant singular cinematic screening
Saturday 6 March 4pm - 7pm
panel / workshop
stereo sound system
The Rituals of the Captured Moment 1000 movies series is a psychedelic rendition of a culture vomit resulting from an over-information toxicity roller coaster. Sourced from over 400 hours of footage documenting Australia's premier outsider, avant garde and other artists in their natural environments. Brutal noise, psyched-out pop, sincore, improvorama. Experience and memory is interwoven this time tapestry that blurs any line between audience and performer. The strobescopic transition between the hyper signified and the banal carry a severe epilepsy warning. "A kaleidescope adventure"
In a very special event Venting Gallery and Sunshine & Grease will present the five hours of Extreme Cinematic Insanity over two days! On Friday 5th March at 6pm - screening of the first 500 of the 1000 movie series - A cinematic marathon that can be appreciated in part or in its entirety. On Saturday 6th March at 3pm - a forum and workshop will be held with the creators of the Rituals. Nylstoch and Bonnie will talk about the production process of the 1000 films and will engage the audience with the creation of NEW LIVE RITUALS! A unique experience that cannot be missed [but may be repeated...]
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
I've recently acquired a URL address, which currently leads you here. Eventually you'll be able to buy directly through me online. the address, if you didn't come from there is www.sunshinegrease.com/ It has a nice cover page currently, designed by Lachlan Conn. Lachlan is working with me on the gallery side of things, and brings with him some great design skills and incredible taste in music and the arts. Also a great deal of experience through his 2 years running the amazing Forepaw in Northcote, which closed in December 2008.
Lach and I will see to it that Sunshine & Grease continues with the same style in 2010.
New stock arrived recently from Mississippi Records, Notnotfun, Olde English Spelling Bee and Bum tapes. Also just got copies of the new Graham Lambkin book and his new solo CD, as well as the Shadow Ring's "Life review" CD. Get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org if you're after anything from these fine labels or anything else.
Monday, September 7, 2009
JK Fuller and Dell Stewart. Photo by Dell Stewart
Dear Bands/Musicians/Soundmakers,Whatismusic festival is presenting a very special large scale event for the 2009 festival - the project is called 50/50. 50 bands in 50 minutes, all set up simultaneously in a single room. Ambitious - yes, crazy - well...yes as well. At the moment we're looking for keen young (and old) go-getters who would like to be a part of the event - if you have gear and a minute's worth of creativity, or even pure derivative hilarity, then we'd like to hear from you!The event will be taking place at the ABC's Iwaki Auditorium Southbank on the 19th of December, and will be recorded and broadcast by Radio National an hour following the gig. A project of such absurd and amusing magnitude has never been attempted on Australian shores, and should prove to be an amazing experience for anyone involved.If you would like to be on the bill, send through a short description of who you are, what you do, and preferably a link to a short soundclip of your work to email@example.com* and we will endeavour to get back to you ASAP with some more details about locking your group in for the project.Looking very much forward to hearing from you all, and making some ludicrous large-scale history!all the best,Robbie Avenaim & Lloyd Honeybrook*for those of you who don't know Lloyd Honeybrook, he is co-ordinating and assisting the WIM festival with Robbie Avenaim this year, and in charge of the co-ordination for this particular project. Whatisrobbie is still behind the wheel though!
If there's any questions at all, don't hesitate to contact me through here, or I think you've all got my number 0402234548. Thanks heaps dudes, much obliged!
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Undecisive God 'A Vinyl Construction' 7" - $12 Undecisive God's recent experiments with multiple turntables and prepared/broken records come to full fruition here with a release that poses questions both to the use of turntables as instruments and vinyl as a format. The music - crunchy multi-layered improvisations/processes that randomly sample small broken chunks from the original vinyl materials - is itself presented on 7" vinyl, in handmade covers reconstructed from old record covers and broken vinyl shards; each cover is different, individually numbered and an interesting one-off creation in itself. Limited edition of fifty copies from Revolution Records.
A Trio of glass, drums and piano was in Lucas’s minds ear when he arrived and two completely different musicians came forward to form this unlikely band. First to be recruited for drums was Yang Yang whose antics in his own band Mafeisan has given him the reputation of being the craziest exponent of the normally conservative Beijing scene. His ultra loud out and proud personality is in stark contrast to the mild mannered and brutally shy saxophonist Li Zenghui who came to the project as pianist, cause simply put there were no suitable pianists in the city.
Portraits from life by David Collier. (Drawn & Quarterly books) $18 Short Graphic stories by the amazing David Collier.
Many more new and Second hand Books, Records, CD’s, Cassettes and DVD’s in store now. Give me a bell if you don’t see it on the list and you’re looking for it. I’m also buying second hand and always looking for new stuff. Contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, April 17, 2009
It's been a while.
Here's some new things at the store.
Mississippi stuff is really limited, so get in quick.
The Stumps – Live at Happy Bar September 1st 2007 CD-R (Pseudo Arcana) $18 NZ
Supergroup features A.Milton (PSEUDO ARCANA, too many great bands to mention), James
Kirk (Sandoz Lab Technicians), and Sephen Clover (AKA Seht)
Sun of the Seventh Sister – Old Dust of Absent Wars CD-R (Seedy-R) $16 From NZ tour of 07!
Futurians – Robots in Disguise CD-R (Seedy-R) $16
Peter Wright – Unvarnished, Untreated, Unzipped CD-R (Seedy-R) $16
Matthew Nidek and Anthony Guerra – “NB” CD-R (Seedy-R) $16
SunnO))) – The Grimmrobe demos CD (Southern Lord) $18
SunnO))) – White1 CD (Southern Lord) $20
Oren Ambarchi & Martin Ng – Vigil CD (Quecksilber) $15
Stasis Duo – Hammer&Tongs CD (Impermanent Recordings) $25 Debut from this heavy duo
featuring Matt Earl from xNoBBQx, Breakdance the Dawn Label and Adam Sussman. From 2002.
Joel Stern and Anthony Guerra – Stitch CD (Impermanent Recordings) $25
Peter Blamey – Salted Felt CD (Impermanent Recordings) $25
Brett Larner /Toshimaru Nakamura – After School Activity CD (Impermanent Recordings) $25
Arek Gulbenkoglu – Points alone CD (Impermanent Recordings) $25
Arek Gulbenkoglu and Adam Sussman - CD-R (The Rhizome Label) $16
Arek Gulbenkoglu – Document 09 CD-R $30
Werner Dafeldecker, Franz Hautzinger, John Tilbury, Sachiko M – Absinth CD (Grob) $16
Michel Chion – Requiem LP (Sub Rosa) $30
James Rushford – Vellus CD (Cajid Media) $25
Thembi Soddell – Intimacy CD (Cajid Media) $17
Thembi Soddell – Instance CD (Cajid Media) $25
Bruce Mowson – Static Tones CD (Cajid Media) $25
Camilla Hannan – More songs about factories CD (Cajid Media) $25
William S. Burroughs – Break Through in the Grey Room Limited LP (Sub Rosa) $35
William S. Burroughs – Break Through in the Grey Room Limited CD (Sub Rosa) $32
Stuart Busby – Radiance and Decay CD-R (Kindling) $16 1 part of the Deadnotes. Recorded out
doors in Victoria and Tasmania.
Son of Ice Woman – Tin Food CD-R $16 Oliver Hextall archival recording in beautiful hand made packaging.
Always – Cruising/Gross Odour 7”(Chapter) $12
Gyaatees – 1 CD (Captain Trip) $20 Japanese group mind party jams
Islaja – Palaa Aurinkoon CD (Fonal) $29
Islaja – Ulual YYY CD (Fonal) $29
Islaja – Meritie CD (Fonal) $29
Kemialiset Ystavat CD (Fonal) $29
Es – Kaikkeuden Dauneus Ja Kasittamattomyys CD (Fonal) $29
Charalambides – Joy Shapes CD (Kranky) $30
Winter Family – Double CD (Sub Rosa) $33
Seefeel – Succour CD (Warp) $20
Rasheed – CD-R (Breakdance the Dawn) $10
Antipan – Live at the Frequency Lab CD-R (Breakdance the Dawn) $10
Zsa Zsa Gabor – CD-R (Angel’s Blood) $10
Drunk Elk cassette (Inverted Crux) $8 Tasmanian Downer rock on Sean Bailey’s Inverted
Lakes – Cloven CD – (RIP society records) $15 CD re-issue of now out of print vinyl release of
Weave EP CD (Human Ear Music) $16
Patinka Cha Cha CD-R (Albert’s Basement) $15
Vlady Vivaldi CD-R (Albert’s Basement) $16
Extreme Wheeze – CD-R (Albert’s Basement) $14
Primitive Calculators and Friends 1979-1982 – CD (Chapter) $25
Summer Winds Compilation – CD-R $7 Features 19 Australian punk, noise, Gutter Glitter
bands. Summer Winds is a free annual music festival curated by Sean South.
Redd Kross – Born Innocent CD (Frontier) $30 First album from this incredible rock band.
Released back in 1991.
Circle Pit – 7” (RIP Society records) $10 Australian Rock and Roll heros deliver 2 sides of
Baby Grandmothers – CD (Subliminal Sounds) $30 Scandinavian Psyche from 67!
Art and Language and the Red Krayola – Corrected Slogans CD (Drag City) $27
David Palliser – Boiled Fog CD $20 Sax, Percussion and Delay by one time member of People
with Chairs up their noses.
Soft Machine – The Soft Machine CD (Water) $30
Soft Machine – Volume 2 CD (Water) $30
Biff Rose – The Thorn in Mrs Rose’s side/Children of Light (Water) $30
Christopher Komeda - Rosemary’s Baby OST CD (Tsunami/First Floor) $28
Peter Joseph Head – Normal Ours CD (Albert’s Basement) $24
Thai Beat A Go-Go Volume 1 CD (Subliminal Sounds) $30
Thai Beat A Go-Go Volume 2 CD (Subliminal Sounds) $30
Thai Beat A Go-Go Volume 3 CD (Subliminal Sounds) $30
Konono No. 1 – Congotronics CD (Crammed discs) $30
Music! The Berlin Phonogramm-Archiv 1900-2000 4CD set with 284 page book. (Wergo) $52
CD1 – Wax Cylinder Recordings (1893-1954)
CD2 - Monophonic Tape Recordings (1951-1974)
CD3 – Stereophonic Tape Recordings (Field) (1967-2000)
CD4 – Stereophonic Tape Recordings (Concert) (1973-2000)
Shakur – Bear Tamer’s Music CD (Sub Rosa) $30 Romanian Gypsy drumming trio. Recorded
in one night.
Night Music of West Sumatra CD (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings) $30
Kalimantan Strings CD (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings) $30
ESG – A South Bronx Story CD (SoulJazz) $32
Elizabeth Cotten – Freight Train and other North Carolina Folk Songs and Tunes CD
(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings) $30
Mary Lou Williams – Black Christ of the Andes CD (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings) $16
Cisco Houston – The Folkways years CD (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings) $16
Michael Hurley – Sweetkorn CD (Trikont) $30
Michael Hurley - Armchair Boogie LP (Mississippi records) $30 Reissue of Michael Hurley’s
1971 lp with a new back cover. His 2nd record including hits such as "Werewolf" , "Penguins", "Light Green Fellow". & "Sweedeedee". A long out of print classic. This one wont be around long.
Abner Jay - True Story of Abner Jay LP (Mississippi records) $32 Compilation culled from
Abner's self released Lps & 7"s featuring hits such as "I'm so depressed", "Cocaine", "Vietnam,"&
"The reason young people do drugs". Abner Jay was a one man band singer/songwriter deserving of a wider listening audience than he received in his day. This is the first vinyl release of his material since the 1970's. Great soulful folk & R&B music. LP includes a press photo of Abner, transcriptions of his spoken word pieces, a reproduction of an informative pamphlet about Abner & a press statement penned by Abner himself. Tip on jacket.
Kath Bloom and Loren Connors – Sing the children over/ Sand in my shoe Double CD (Chapter) $28 Incredible 2 album re-issue of incredibly sensitive lyricist supported on guitar by one of the world’s most sensitive guitarists.
Frida Hyvonen – Silence is Wild CD (Chapter) $25
Maher Shalal Hash Baz – Live Aoiheya January 2003 CD (Chapter) $25
Migrating Bird – The songs of Lal Waterson CD (Honest Jon’s) $32 One of the finest
Songwriters, Lal Waterson’s songs covered by the likes of Michael Hurley, James Yorkston,
Victoria Williams, Vashti Bunyan, Richard Youngs, Alasdair Roberts, Lavinia Blackwell and Alex Neilson. Incredible!