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...

New stock:

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


At Sunshine & Grease (9 QUEENS PARADE CLIFTON HILL) this Friday and Saturday.
5-6 March 2010

Friday 5 March 6pm-11:30

constant singular cinematic screening

Saturday 6 March 4pm - 7pm

panel / workshop

multi=screen installation

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

New address. New Gallery

Hi, I know it's been a long time since I've posted on here. What can I say. It's a struggle keeping up with everything.

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 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.

Stay tuned.

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 if you're after anything from these fine labels or anything else.

More soon.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Hello Sunshine,

A big one this week at the shop and away from it.

Tuesday night at Make it up club: Warren Burt (solo electronics and sonic devices) Ryan Jewell (US) (solo percusion and electronics) Slawek Janicki (POLAND) (bass) , Quba Janicki (drums) (POLAND), Andy Sugg and Kris Wanders (saxophones), Tom Fryer (guitar)

And then after midnight, especially for those who didn't make it out:This Tuesday on O'Tomorrow, (Midnight til 2 Wednesday morning) Downpat is joined in the studio by Ryan Jewell for very special on-air performance.From Columbus Ohio USA, Ryan Jewell plays percussion for Pink Reason and Psychedelic Horseshit. Long arms flailing all over the kit like a mad muppet one moment, precise and to the point in the next, Ryan is a great rock drummer as well as an experienced improviser, working with percussion and electronics. Performing solo and in collaboration with many.

From his Bio: "Ryan regularly works as a solo performer in the arenas of very quiet free improv and very loud harsh noise, and is often called to play drums for established free jazz musicians, experimental rock bands, and iconoclastic songwriters. His solo playing encompasses the worlds of free-jazz, electroacoustic composition and far-out noise from a drum kit, an oscillator and a selection of bowed and wind instruments and accessories. In addition to being a perpetual traveler of the US, he also toured extensively in Europe. He was invited to perform at such respected international festivals as the SOWIESO 1 festival in Paris, the Kraak Festival in Brussels, the International Noise Conference in Miami, and SXSW in Austin.

On Thursday, Holy Balm (Sydney) play an instore at Sunshine & Grease. Starts early. 5pm!

Also on Thursday, at 730 pm, at Blindside Gallery, Lvl 7 of the Nicholas building, (Corner of Swanston st and Flinders lane)

I've curated a night for the blindside sound series. Playing in the following order:

Aaron Wallace and Tom Hall (Melb) duo,

The Charles Ives Singers,

Justin Fuller.

JK Fuller and Dell Stewart. Photo by Dell Stewart

Then on Friday, back at Sunshine & Grease, Pink Reason instore. Begins at 6pm.

New shipment of noise records in store now. On various labels. And expecting shipment from Siltbreeze this week.... Will list later!

Also, from the What is Music HQ. An urgent call-out for your participation. Read on:

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* 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!


So: Tuesday - Make it up Club and O'Tomorrow.

Thur - Holy Balm instore, Blindside sound series.

Fri - Pink Reason instore.

Hope to see you out there.


Thursday, June 11, 2009

New Stock and Re-stocks. June.

New stock and re-stock list. June 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.

Topeng Cirebon – Tarawangsa – Sundanese music from West Java CD (Welt Musik) $32

Kath Bloom and various artists – Loving takes it’s course CD (Chapter) $26. 2 disk set. The first one features artists such as Bill Callahan, Laura Jean, Mark Kozelec, Mick Turner with Peggy Frew, Devendra Banhart, Scout Niblett , Josephine Foster, Meg Baird and others covering Kath’s songs. Disc 2 features Kath Bloom doing her versions of the songs.

Kath Bloom – Terror CD (Chapter) $25

Songs for Nao – Fourteen bands from Japan CD (Chapter) $26 Great compilation of Japanese Out pop. Features Tenniscoats, Nagisa Ni Te, Haher Shalal Hash Baz, My pal foot foot, Andersens, G.Spot hunter, etc.

Sunken – Eye Electric Organ, Brain Electric Nerve CD (Pseudo Arcana) $18 Stefan Neville (Pumice) and Antony Milton!

Swill Radio is a label run by Scott Foust, A man of many talents, and many musical projects. He is involved in Idea Fire Company, Tart, The Pickle Factory and has also been a member of the Shadow Ring. He also runs the Pineapple tapes cassette label and is a man of many great ideas. Read some of his writing at Below is some music released on the Swill Radio label. All un-compromised, beautiful music. Come in and have a listen.

Ian Middleton – Aural Spaces LP (Swill Radio) $32 Beautiful moody electronic minimalism of the highest order.

Asmus Tietchens - Teils, Teils LP (Swill Radio) $30

Idea Fire Company – The Island of taste LP (Swill Radio) $32

Idea Fire Company – Vital CD (Swill Radio) $28

Idea Fire Company – Stranded LP (Swill Radio) $30

Idea Fire Company – Anti-Natural LP (Swill Radio) $28

RLW – Early W two LP (Swill Radio) $28

Tart – Radio Orange LP (Swill Radio) $28

Tart – Bring in the Admiral (Swill Radio) $28

The Shadow Ring – I’m Some Songs (Swill Radio) $30

Moondog – The Story of Moondog LP (Honest Jon’s) $32

Moondog – More Moondog LP (Honest Jon’s) $32

Sprigs of Time – 78s from the EMI Vaults double LP (Honest Jon’s) $42

Marvelous Boy – Calypso from West Africa double LP (Honest Jon’s) $42

Cluster – Self Titled LP (4 Men With Beards) $35

Spiritual Singers – Ntsamina LP (Mississippi) $35

COB – Moyshe McStiff and the Tartan Lancers of the Sacred Heart CD (Radioactive) $24

Son of Ice Woman – Tin Food CD-R $16 Oliver Hextall’s primitive synth and tape loops. In

beautiful handmade packaging.

Purple Duck – Duck Side of the moon CD (Dual Plover) $16

Vialka – Success Planetaire International CD (Dual Plover) $16

Naked On The Vague – The Bloodpressure Sessions CD (Dual Plover) $16

Mrs. Rice Corpse CD (Dual Plover) $16 What kind of government would send a lunatic artist,

whose idea of self expression is smashing amplified glass against his face, off to China to become a cultural ambassador? Australia the lucky country of coarse! And that’s’ exactly what happened to Lucas Abela (Justice Yeldham). With under two months in Beijing he formed the pick up band Rice屎Corpse, (named after the Chinese character for shit, 屎 which itself is the combination of two characters "尸" corpse and "米" rice), jammed with them four times (two of which were recorded for the album Mrs Rice) before heading off for a ten city tour of China.
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.

Jamie Fielding – Extinct LP (Dr Jim’s) $30 Pretty sure this is final copies of this amazing LP.

Artefacts of Australian experimental music 1930-1973 CD(Shamefile) $30

Muslimgauze – Sulaymaniyah CD (Staalplaat) $20

Muslimgauze – Syncophant of Purdah CD (Staalplaat) $20

Prurient – Cocaine Death CD (Hospital Productions) $27

Carlos Giffoni/Prurient – Heavy Rain Returns CD (Ideal) $27

Prurient/Kevin Drumm – All are guests in the house of the lord CD (Hospital Productions) $27

Hotogisu/Prurient – Snail on a razor CD (Hospital Productions) $27

Controlled Bleeding – Shanked and Slithering CD (Hospital Productions) $27

Diapsiquir – Pacta Daemoniarum/Crasse 2001 double CD (Hospital Productions) $30

Hair Police CD (Hospital Productions) $27

Hair Police – Obedience Cuts CD (Freedom From) $25

Zaimph – Sexual Infinity CD (Hospital Productions) $27

The New Blockaders with Thurston Moore/Jim O’Rourke – The Voloptulist CD (Hospital

Productions) $27

Jason Crumer – Ottoman Black CD (Hospital Productions) $27

Kevin Drumm – Imperial Distortion double CD (Hospital Productions) $30

Hanatarash/Runzelstirn & Girgelstock/EB.Ersonna 12” (Tochnit Aleph) $25

The Haters – Fckn Bstrds 7” (Dead Mind records) $10

Incapacitants – Box is stupid, 10 CD box set (Pica Disk) $120 Amazing 10 CD set of

Incapacitants tape releases from the 90’s. Includes 40 page book with liner notes from Jim Sauter, Yoshihide Otomo, Toshiji Mikawa and Fumio Kosakai.

Hijokaidan – Polar Nights Live CD (Pica Disk) $24

Birchville Cat Motel – Gunpowder Temple of Heaven CD (Pica Disk) $24

Hild Sofie Tafjord – Kama CD (Pica Disk) $24

Jim O’Rourke – Disengage double CD (Staalplaat/Korm Plastics) $30

Zbigniew Karkowski & Damion Romero – 9 before 9 CD (Blossoming Noise) $24

Z’EV – Forward CD (Korm Plastics) $27

Z’EV – Outward CD (Korm Plastics) $27

1/3 Octave Band – Icarus CD (Humbug) $22

Pink Reason – Cleaning the Mirror CD (Stained Circles) $20

Warmer Milks – Let your friends in CD (Release the Bats) $24

QuintetAvant – En Concert á la sale des fétes CD (Editions Mego) $26

Daisuke Suzuki, Brendan Walls – Aftertaste CD (Donovan’s hands) $18

Seht – Dead Bees CD (Pseudo Arcana) $18

Dove Yellow Swans – Live during war crimes Vol. 2 CD (Release the Bats) $25

A.M. – Rag Red Reverie CD (Pseudo Arcana) $18

Dialing In – Cows in Lye CD (Pseudo Arcana) $18

Leif Elggren – 45 Minutes from underneath beds CD (Absurd) $20

New Waver – Neuters CD (Dual Plover/Spill) $16

Dachise – Sugarpath/Eager 7” (Tochnit Aleph) $12

Kevin Blechdom – Children’s Suite 7” and CD (Dual Plover) $16

Alps/Frase + Bri Lathe cut 7” (Shrieksounds) $10

Raccoo-oo-oon – Behold secret kingdom CD (Release the bats) $24

Raccoo-oo-oon – CD (Release the Bats) $24

Wet Hair – Dream CD (Release the Bats) $24

Compact listen – VA CD $18 Great NZ compilation featuring Rosy Parlane, Tim Coster & Nigel

Wright, A.M., The Futurians, Stefan Neville, Greg Malcolm and others.

A.Wallace and Tom Hall – Transcendental Gang Bang CD-R $10 New ten buck gold nugget from this psyched Melbourne duo.

A.Wallace and Tom Hall – Infinity Computer CD-R $10 Dig the genius hand drawn artwork on

the disk.

A.Wallace and Tom Hall – Fuckscape in Dreamville CD-R $10

Tom Hall – Liquefying Clouds CD-R $10

Penguins 3”CD $8

Bunyip Moon CD-R $20

Pronoun CD-R - $20

Vincent over the sink – Lathe 7” $12 Feature’s Christopher Schueler and Matthew Hopkins from

Naked on the Vague. Handmade cover by Christopher Schueler.

Volvox – The Damage begins at the mouth CD (Dual Plover) $16

Volvox – Egg Pluto Pup CD (Dual Plover) $18 Special blue and white screenprinted cover!

Free Choice/Mental Powers split 7” (5th Column) $11

Pink Reason – Winona 7”(Woodsist) $12

Deaf Wish – Deaf News 7”(Stained Circles) $10

Clockcleaner – Skinheaded lady 7” (Stained Circles) $10

The Stabs – Split Lips 7” (Stained Circles) $10

Dave E. & the cool marriage counselors – Searching through Sears 7”(Christmas pet records) $12

Solo tracks of incredible, unique clarity by one-time Electric Eels frontman Dave McManus, stripped of the trappings of a proto-punk band but finding ways to impact a similarly unsteady, leering quality about them. These have been sitting on cassette tapes for close to 30 years, but the statements therein are so complete and timeless that any generation is lucky to have them. “Searching Through Sears” is easily my new favorite song, one which I played six times in a row just now before writing this. Dave plays sax, rhythm guitar and xylophone, singing about the way Cleveland’s suburbs had turned into an unshifting tableau of chain stores and restaurants, and sarcastically “searching for values”throughout these establishments, the xylophone ratcheting up the demented proceedings to an unparalleled, half-insane glee. Side two’s tracks “Love Meant to Die” and “Psychology 101” cover being broken-hearted in similarly bent approaches, with the former nothing more than Dave in the studio at WCSB (or WRUW, I guess), singing these jazzbo lyrics a capella, crime stories about how his woman’s dooming him to the grave. It’s as captivating and terrifying as when I heard this about one year ago in a living room in North Philly, and it’s stuck with me since. McManus wears the tortured, antisocial Ohio genius mantle as well as anyone who’s ever donned it, and is luckily still with us should he choose to tell us more. 500 copies, no info, good luck. Dusted review.

The Holy Modal Rounders – 1 & 2 CD (Fantasy) $28 The worlds first “Indie” folk band. East

Village idiots. These songs will change your life.

The Holy Modal Rounders ... Bound to lose DVD (Badbird) $35

Sumatran Folk Cinema DVD (Sublime Frequencies) $35 Sumatra. Sumatra. So close..... yet so far. Incredible real life music and art captured on video by Mark Gergis and Alan Bishop.

Daisies DVD (Facets) $41 Czech new wave masterpiece made by Vera Chytlova in 1966.

Sweet Movie DVD (Criterion) $46 Dusan Makavejev is like an intellectual Jodorowski. Definitely a king of the European “Out” cinema. Sweet Movie, full of unenlighted lunacy, is not really a film at all. It is a social disease. - Jay Cocks, 1975

Negative Guest List fanzine #1 $6 Brisbane punk fanzine features interviews and articles on The

Hospitals, Der T.P.K, Castings, Daniel Striped Tiger.

Distort fanzine - #22 Cult Hardcore Punk $5 Local zine. Mostly reviews. Home made punk t-shirts feature.

White Fungus Magazine #8 $14 NZ mag features an article Smegma + art and NZ history.

White Fungus Magazine #9 $14 Annea Lockwood, Dead C, Greg Malcolm, John Weise.
Portraits from life by David Collier. (Drawn & Quarterly books) $18 Short Graphic stories by the amazing David Collier.

Hamilton Sketchbook by David Collier (Drawn & Quarterly books) $20 Just what it says.

Winsor McCay Early works VI (Checker Book Publishing) $20

The Head of Vitus Bering – Konrad Bayer (Rigmarol Books, Australia 1979) $12

Please Listen I have something to tell you about what is by Chris Johanson (Damiani Books) $45 Chris Johanson is a painter from Portland Oregon. His style is outsider and comical. I first saw his work on the cover of the very fine “Last Kind Words” compilation on Mississippi records and have loved his work ever since. 1 copy in stock. Very cheap.

Between You and Me – Poems by Amber Fresh $15 Great poems, written and read easily. By a young Perth writer with a big crush on Bukowski.

The & Files by Paul Foss (IMA Publications) $20 Modelled after a famed sci-fi TV series, The &-Files gathers a covert body of documents following the long and often controversial career of Art & Text, one of the landmark contemporary art magazines of the 1980s and 1990s. Founded in Melbourne, Australia in 1981 by Paul Taylor (1957–92), who quickly moved to New York to make his mark as an art critic, the magazine became one of a handful of international art magazines that succeeded in capturing the turmoil and passing brilliance of those postmodern years. Narrated through the eyes and ears of its longtime publisher and editor, Paul Foss, The &-Files comprises an open letter, a lengthy interview, two questionnaires, and other commentaries and bibliographies, offering an insider’s account of the extraordinary advantages and pitfalls of publishing an art magazine. Co-published by Whale and Star, Florida.

Hany Armanious - Morphic Resonance Book (IMA publishing) $35 Sydney sculptor Hany Armanious makes formally diverse work, marked by its perverse conflation of opposing values. He morphs high-minded modernist formalism into hippy neo-paganism, confuses Scandanavian modernism with Arabian bazaar kitsch, and short circuits Bauhaus 'intelligent design' with Christian fundamentalist 'intelligent design' and Raelian 'intelligent design'. His work exploits our tendency to make links between things which resemble one another in form, material, function and process. He makes bogus analogies, sometimes with the seriousness of a conspiracy theorist, other times with prankster humour. There is a perversity to his project—sometimes he seems intent on elaborating some 'big picture' cosmology, at other times on scrambling the sensible. His underlying point is, however, phenomenological, pointing to our turns of mind. Our new monograph on Armanious surveys his work over the last decade or so, and features substantial new essays by Robert Leonard and Jason Markou. Jointly published with City Gallery Wellington.

Beep... Crackle... Contemporary Art from the middle of nowhere Book (IMA publishing) $30 Crackle showcases the work of seventeen contemporary Australian artists: James Angus, Kate Benyon, Pat Brassington, A Constructed World, Michael Doolan, Fiona Foley, Marco Fusinato, Simryn Gill, Andrew Hurle, Mathew Jones, Danius Kesminas, Callum Morton, Patricia Piccinini, Tim Silver, Ricky Swallow, Louise Weaver, and Ah Xian. It includes short essays on each artist by Stuart Koop and lots of pictures. Crackle has been supported by a grant from the Besen Foundation.

Chris Marker OWLS AT NOON PRELUDE: The Hollow Men by Adrian Martin and Raymond Bellour Book (IMA publishing) $11 A heavily illustrated study of French filmmaker Chris Marker's portentous video installation Owls at Noon Prelude: The Hollow Men, with essays by Adrian Martin and renowned French film theorist Raymond Bellour.

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

Coming up! Instore performance on the 26th of June at 6pm. Oscar Vincente Slorach-Thorn

Friday, April 17, 2009

New stock and some you may have missed.

Hey kids,

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
last year.

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
Sydney filth.

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!