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Title: AUSTRALIA - Industrial / noise
Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on May 27, 2017, 01:59:50 PM
Was just listening to Armour Group / Isomer split tape, "Desire To Fight".
First thoughts were that Armour Group gig I recently withnessed, seems like it was designed to be more hard hitting and song oriented material. Many of tapes, have much more "relaxed" feel. Perhaps adjective is wrong. Lets say, they don't feel urgency to kick in hard rhythm or vocal assault, but can spend long periods of time with fragments of news broadcasts and minimal noisy materials. Something what will barely qualify as "hit song", but generate totally different atmosphere. Not less of value, simply easy to observe why to make choise that this material ends up on tape, rather than proper album or live gig. Skill and sense of role / correct placement of material, good indeed!

Isomer, I said it before, but I can say it again. While many old timers of the genre have appeared to slip from good to not-so-good, it's good to see that this isn't only route to go. Not all projects go through slow phase of becoming less interesting and weaker, but for example Isomer. Of course he barely qualifies as veteran at this moment, but lets see... He has already passed his 15 year landmark. Debut full length on Tesco came dozen years ago.. But, I'd say it's fact that new stuff Isomer has come up with, is the most interesting! This tape probably topping again things I have previously heard! Naturally, tape format allows the sound some extra tasty saturation and dirt what may not be present if master files were put on CD? But that aside, material itself is good. Perhaps best suited to fans of more contemporary "power electronics". Not quite the trad. PE, but rather something lumped with IRM, Human Larvae, Prurient, etc etc. Just few names that barely are best to use as reference, but well known...

Anyway, why open topic for the split tape? Not sure when exactly I personally noticed, but Australia has been for years rather active place for many times of noise. There is long history in different types of industrial connected stuff. Within last few years, it seems as if there was still more and somehow different things happening? Several labels, obscure tape labels putting out raw noise and power electronics. Lots of live shows promoted quite constantly. It was already years ago, when KNIFE CULTURE compilation CD exposed me to countless formerly unheard Australian projects.

Also, Australia is home of at least 2-3 industrial/noise magazines too. Not bad.

New and old favorites? Thoughts in general?   


Title: Re: AUSTRALIA - Industrial / noise
Post by: david lloyd jones on May 27, 2017, 05:19:57 PM
only to add that seeing armour group and military position at ufoi (with isomer) were a highlight-usually enjoy new/lesser known bands,
making assumption/generalising, but  most all of the 7 or so trapdoor tapes releases, show a good scene in aus


Title: Re: AUSTRALIA - Industrial / noise
Post by: bitewerksMTB on May 27, 2017, 09:48:18 PM
Old Aussie industrial that immediately comes to mind is Psy Phalanx & more obscure is the Servile Ghost Tapes label. I had a link to d/l two of the SGT releases but now I can't find it. The title of the blog is "Wet Dreams" but that isn't in the url.

I'd love to hear that the P.P. tapes are being compiled for a double-cd release....


Title: Re: AUSTRALIA - Industrial / noise
Post by: online prowler on May 27, 2017, 09:58:29 PM
Old Aussie industrial that immediately comes to mind is Psy Phalanx & more obscure is the Servile Ghost Tapes label. I had a link to d/l two of the SGT releases but now I can't find it. The title of the blog is "Wet Dreams" but that isn't in the url.

I'd love to hear that the P.P. tapes are being compiled for a double-cd release....

Have you checked soulseek re SGT releases? Lot's of old stuff there. You might find it.

On another note.... Down and Out + Overuse cadre is doing lot of interesting works these days. I like their take on things and the fact they don't follow any particular thread path even though paying homage to history at times. Unique artistic language and form.


Title: Re: AUSTRALIA - Industrial / noise
Post by: online prowler on May 27, 2017, 10:05:56 PM
bitewerksMTB....


Fast SS search turned up:

Medical Data - Perimeter / 26 Dec 1964.

Data may take some time to get in as the search engine is slow. Dwnlwding mentioned release now. Can email it you if you send your contact info via pm.


Title: Re: AUSTRALIA - Industrial / noise
Post by: bitewerksMTB on May 27, 2017, 10:20:53 PM
Oh, I already have it. I was going to post the link for others. I have tape copies, also. One looks like it may be original (yellowing j-card & cheap, old looking tape but no booklet) & the other is a copy on a chrome tape.


Title: Re: AUSTRALIA - Industrial / noise
Post by: online prowler on May 27, 2017, 10:25:25 PM
Oh, I already have it. I was going to post the link for others. I have tape copies, also. One looks like it may be original (yellowing j-card & cheap, old looking tape but no booklet) & the other is a copy on a chrome tape.

Ahhh... I see, was a tad bit fast there. Don't think I've heard anything from that branch, so curiously awaiting the dwnlwd as of now. 


Title: Re: AUSTRALIA - Industrial / noise
Post by: isomer on May 29, 2017, 02:11:08 PM

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On another note.... Down and Out + Overuse cadre is doing lot of interesting works these days. I like their take on things and the fact they don't follow any particular thread path even though paying homage to history at times. Unique artistic language and form.
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Yeah the folk behind Down and Out and Overuse are always doing interesting stuff - I reckon Fetish Ritual is one of the best (and grubbiest) Australian projects at the moment. Hobart, where they are, might be typical of the Australian approach - small but dedicated scenes with fluid movement between styles - noise and pe alongside metal, punk, sloppy rock and the more academic stuff. Seems to happen like that in Melbourne in particular, and to a lesser extent in Adelaide.


Title: Re: AUSTRALIA - Industrial / noise
Post by: Baglady on May 29, 2017, 02:53:36 PM
When it comes to older australian noise/industrial I guess one should mention Gum. The debut LP from 1987, entitled Vinyl (...), is pretty damn great. Turntable/loop mayhem.


Title: Re: AUSTRALIA - Industrial / noise
Post by: aububs on May 29, 2017, 10:41:38 PM
Old Aussie industrial that immediately comes to mind is Psy Phalanx & more obscure is the Servile Ghost Tapes label. I had a link to d/l two of the SGT releases but now I can't find it. The title of the blog is "Wet Dreams" but that isn't in the url.

http://stahlfabrik.blogspot.ie/search/label/SERVILE%20GHOST%20TAPES (http://stahlfabrik.blogspot.ie/search/label/SERVILE%20GHOST%20TAPES)


Title: Re: AUSTRALIA - Industrial / noise
Post by: vomitgore on May 30, 2017, 12:04:11 AM
Pretty sure Totenrune will be dropping some really good stuff in near future.


Title: Re: AUSTRALIA - Industrial / noise
Post by: isomer on May 30, 2017, 07:09:20 AM
Pretty sure Totenrune will be dropping some really good stuff in near future.

I think so, yeah. Karl's stuff has been great so far, and I'm happy to see someone pulling it back down into the gutter.


Title: Re: AUSTRALIA - Industrial / noise
Post by: L.White on May 30, 2017, 10:49:43 AM
V.A. Death Pact International - Australian Units
CD from 2014 on L.White Records
with the following Australian bands:
Bonsai Kitten
Burden of Administration
Chrysalis
Die Like a God
Ebola Disco
Isomer
Michael J Ellingford
Screwtape
Streicher


also MSHING (runs the label TRAPDOOR Tapes)


Title: Re: AUSTRALIA - Industrial / noise
Post by: isomer on May 31, 2017, 12:33:02 PM
V.A. Death Pact International - Australian Units
CD from 2014 on L.White Records
with the following Australian bands:
Bonsai Kitten
Burden of Administration
Chrysalis
Die Like a God
Ebola Disco
Isomer
Michael J Ellingford
Screwtape
Streicher


also MSHING (runs the label TRAPDOOR Tapes)


Very happy to be involved with this release, mate - I often think we're about due for a volume 2!! Lots of good stuff happening here at the moment.


Title: Re: AUSTRALIA - Industrial / noise
Post by: cr on June 02, 2017, 08:38:57 PM

I'd love to hear that the P.P. tapes are being compiled for a double-cd release....

I hope the great Old Captain label will release something like this in the near future. Along with Thule Society and Nife Junger.

http://oleghkolyada.com/label/ (http://oleghkolyada.com/label/)

Already mentioned before with the Death Pact International CD, but I'd like to give them extra credit: Ebola Disco and Screwtape


Title: Re: AUSTRALIA - Industrial / noise
Post by: Scat-O-Logy on June 02, 2017, 09:46:26 PM

I'd love to hear that the P.P. tapes are being compiled for a double-cd release....

I hope the great Old Captain label will release something like this in the near future. Along with Thule Society and Nife Junger.

http://oleghkolyada.com/label/ (http://oleghkolyada.com/label/)

Already mentioned before with the Death Pact International CD, but I'd like to give them extra credit: Ebola Disco and Screwtape

Noice! (as the Australians would say)


Title: Re: AUSTRALIA - Industrial / noise
Post by: cr on June 03, 2017, 04:13:10 PM
Haha, strange discovery: I have the Military Position - Anti-human tape for some time and remember listening to it once and that it wasn't too exciting. So didn't investigate any further then. After reading the reviews from UFOI IV festival and watching the clip on YT, I decided to give the tape another chance. But still, not much more interesting, I thought - apart from realizing that the vocals sounded very manly - and wasn't there a woman in the video!?
After comparing my tape with a couple of samples on YT it seems I got something else instead of the MP tape. Shit!

So if anyone wants to get rid of it - I could be the one who takes it.


Title: Re: AUSTRALIA - Industrial / noise
Post by: ghostskull on June 03, 2017, 07:40:46 PM
Here's a new Aussie Noise/Experimental comp if anyone's keen.
Cheers!
https://ghostskull.bandcamp.com/album/hnm-records-australian-federal-records-presents-australianoise-experimental-sounds-from-australia


Title: Re: AUSTRALIA - Industrial / noise
Post by: isomer on June 06, 2017, 11:43:42 AM

I'd love to hear that the P.P. tapes are being compiled for a double-cd release....

I hope the great Old Captain label will release something like this in the near future. Along with Thule Society and Nife Junger.

http://oleghkolyada.com/label/ (http://oleghkolyada.com/label/)

Already mentioned before with the Death Pact International CD, but I'd like to give them extra credit: Ebola Disco and Screwtape


Ebola Disco were/are the most uncompromising live pe act in Australia, at least while they were active. Sheer velocity, and usually no more than 10-15 minutes long. Also quite a bit of gallows humour that was lost on a lot of people. They did a cover of Donna Summers' I Feel Love and once managed to secure a live slot at one of Australia's biggest hippie festivals. They also travelled all the way to Hawaii just to play for 10 minutes. Old Captain recently re-released a back catalogue of their stuff which includes a lot of the live recordings - also includes their epic Flies for Friends track released as a 12" by Tesco b/w Rope Society.

For live stuff here, Dead Boomers are also fantastic - one of the best of the current crop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyAKjgjeOdM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyAKjgjeOdM). Anything that Mark Groves touches is gold in my opnion. His Von Einem stuff is outstanding.


Title: Re: AUSTRALIA - Industrial / noise
Post by: Duncan on June 06, 2017, 11:57:55 AM
Quote from: isomer
Anything that Mark Groves touches is gold in my opnion. His Von Einem stuff is outstanding.

YEP.  Veered away from mentioning as, I suppose, it isn't strictly 'noise/industrial' but I love his work.  Red Wine & Sugar is outstanding.


Title: Re: AUSTRALIA - Industrial / noise
Post by: Leatherface on June 06, 2017, 01:42:42 PM
Quote from: isomer
Anything that Mark Groves touches is gold in my opnion. His Von Einem stuff is outstanding.

YEP.  Veered away from mentioning as, I suppose, it isn't strictly 'noise/industrial' but I love his work.  Red Wine & Sugar is outstanding.

Mark Groves made great things! I will release his first album as "Arum Lilies" on cd in july.
Track available here:

https://soundcloud.com/death-continues-records/arum-lilies-the-maniac


Title: Re: AUSTRALIA - Industrial / noise
Post by: isomer on June 06, 2017, 02:30:08 PM
Quote from: isomer
Anything that Mark Groves touches is gold in my opnion. His Von Einem stuff is outstanding.

YEP.  Veered away from mentioning as, I suppose, it isn't strictly 'noise/industrial' but I love his work.  Red Wine & Sugar is outstanding.

Mark Groves made great things! I will release his first album as "Arum Lilies" on cd in july.
Track available here:

https://soundcloud.com/death-continues-records/arum-lilies-the-maniac

Ah yes, looking forward to that! The building on that cover is an apartment block in Melbourne where nasty stuff has happened.


Title: Re: AUSTRALIA - Industrial / noise
Post by: urall on June 07, 2017, 10:01:50 PM
Von einem (edit: just noticed it's been mentioned already), Pleasure Bros are two which immediately come to mind.


Title: Re: AUSTRALIA - Industrial / noise
Post by: BTR on June 09, 2017, 06:00:25 PM
Von einem (edit: just noticed it's been mentioned already), Pleasure Bros are two which immediately come to mind.

Both great. Love the vocal delivery from Von Einem.

There is a double cassette by a group called Trust (on Future Archaic...what ever happened to that label?) that is really excellent.


Title: Re: AUSTRALIA - Industrial / noise
Post by: trapdoortapes on June 10, 2017, 05:24:06 AM
Von einem (edit: just noticed it's been mentioned already), Pleasure Bros are two which immediately come to mind.

Both great. Love the vocal delivery from Von Einem.

There is a double cassette by a group called Trust (on Future Archaic...what ever happened to that label?) that is really excellent.


Label is no longer active


Title: Re: AUSTRALIA - Industrial / noise
Post by: morbid_dyspepsia on June 19, 2017, 08:35:24 AM
Rope Society, Screwtape, Streicher, Armour Group, Cock Safari, Psychward, Mshing, Blut, Sentenced For Life, Word of Life Church SS


Title: Re: AUSTRALIA - Industrial / noise
Post by: morbid_dyspepsia on June 19, 2017, 08:37:14 AM
Shortlived death industrial / power-electronics trio ETHIC CLEANSING which consisted of Screwtape and Ebola Disco.


Title: Re: AUSTRALIA - Industrial / noise
Post by: WCN on June 19, 2017, 11:13:06 PM
NECKHOLD


Title: Re: AUSTRALIA - Industrial / noise
Post by: apewrist on June 20, 2017, 08:09:02 AM
Michael Ellingford is a vastly underappreciated/omitted Australian noise artist.

https://trianglerecords.bandcamp.com/album/deafault-nikita-division


Title: Re: AUSTRALIA - Industrial / noise
Post by: collapsedhole on June 20, 2017, 03:24:37 PM
NECKHOLD

fuck yeah, i was lucky enough to see them play at Red Light District several times while they were living in Queens NY, and every time it was insane. hands down some of the best & most action packed exciting live harsh noise i've ever heard. heavy energy with punishing execution. the unspoken communication between the two of them translated through live electronics was impressive to witness. where the Incapacitants revel in an ongoing trance of noise bliss, Neckhold's level of violence exploded so fiercely often sets were over in a matter of minutes and everything around them left a wreck.

they recorded and sent a master for an LP on Trash Ritual but soon after the label ceased activity and it was shelved. the brothers turner several times said they would mail it to me to release as a cassette on collapsed hole noise, along with new material, but nothing ever arrived. still hoping a package shows up at my door someday...

until then - if anyone has the Neckhold tapes on Sounddesign, Trapdoor, or Scumbag Relations for sale or trade in the US, drop me a PM! or anything not listed on discogs as well.

edit:
i'd also like to get ahold of this as well: https://www.discogs.com/Various-Scvm/release/2448538
"This compilation was released to document the unique and diverse wave of hardcore, grindcore and noisecore that came out of Australia between 2007 to 2008. Time for a bomgbong."


Title: Re: AUSTRALIA - Industrial / noise
Post by: trapdoortapes on June 21, 2017, 06:53:49 AM
NECKHOLD


they recorded and sent a master for an LP on Trash Ritual but soon after the label ceased activity and it was shelved. the brothers turner several times said they would mail it to me to release as a cassette on collapsed hole noise, along with new material, but nothing ever arrived. still hoping a package shows up at my door someday...


Give up hope on that package. Another Australian project that is no longer active. We pulled them out of inactivity to play a show in 2015 with Armour Group. The first live show they had done in several years. They have disappeared again and I don't hold much hope in seeing any live performances or recordings from them in the future.


Here is the documentation of the show
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSWdtSafb4c (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSWdtSafb4c)




Title: Re: AUSTRALIA - Industrial / noise
Post by: collapsedhole on June 21, 2017, 03:30:10 PM
^thanks for the vid. very different from the sets i witnessed... out of practice perhaps. all the sets i saw were like a mixture of GOAT & XOME... could've/should've/would've recorded them.

i'd love to pry that master off chris/TR, i think he even said he had the plates made. i'd release it, as a tribute if nothing more... i had a lot of great times hanging with those guys. lets do a Neckhold fan boxset, maybe they'll catch wind and re-appear with the killer unreleased material you know they're sitting on!


Title: Re: AUSTRALIA - Industrial / noise
Post by: Potier on June 22, 2017, 07:44:53 PM
Does anybody know what happened to Mazurka Editions? All internet presence seems to have died...


Title: Re: AUSTRALIA - Industrial / noise
Post by: BTR on June 22, 2017, 07:49:04 PM
Does anybody know what happened to Mazurka Editions? All internet presence seems to have died...


Became Vienna Press.

https://vienna-press.tumblr.com


Title: Re: AUSTRALIA - Industrial / noise
Post by: absurdexposition on June 22, 2017, 07:52:28 PM
Does anybody know what happened to Mazurka Editions? All internet presence seems to have died...


From a comment on Discogs: "Mazurka was finalised for both personal and aesthetic reasons. Please see Vienna Press if you are interested in current and future curatorial interests. Jarrod."


Title: Re: AUSTRALIA - Industrial / noise
Post by: trapdoortapes on June 23, 2017, 08:54:38 AM
probably the least interesting of this entire thread

Does anybody know what happened to Mazurka Editions? All internet presence seems to have died...


From a comment on Discogs: "Mazurka was finalised for both personal and aesthetic reasons. Please see Vienna Press if you are interested in current and future curatorial interests. Jarrod."


Title: Re: AUSTRALIA - Industrial / noise
Post by: SILVUM on June 23, 2017, 05:57:49 PM
Slugfuckers - ragged industrial post punk
Alan Lamb - more conceptual atmospheric
Produktion ...
SPK ...


Only heard a track or two but Alan Lee - Near Earth Objects, he had good taste and I got lots of good stuff from him 2nd hand, if I ever saw the G.R.O.S.S. tape cheap I'd grab it.

For vision on what to release:

Extreme
Cipher


Title: Re: AUSTRALIA - Industrial / noise
Post by: morbid_dyspepsia on June 23, 2017, 06:00:42 PM
ZERO CABAL


Title: Re: AUSTRALIA - Industrial / noise
Post by: ImpulsyStetoskopu on June 24, 2017, 12:13:10 PM
Browning Mummery
Negative Reaction

Both should be reissued on CD or LP


Title: Re: AUSTRALIA - Industrial / noise
Post by: isomer on June 28, 2017, 08:38:30 AM
Browning Mummery
Negative Reaction

Both should be reissued on CD or LP

Tesco re-released Browning Mummery's 1984 release Obiter Scripta as part of their Archaic Documents series, last year I think.


Title: Re: AUSTRALIA - Industrial / noise
Post by: isomer on June 28, 2017, 08:42:33 AM
Michael Ellingford is a vastly underappreciated/omitted Australian noise artist.

https://trianglerecords.bandcamp.com/album/deafault-nikita-division

Very good live too - no pre-recorded stuff, very physical. He teaches sound production at uni so he really knows his stuff.


Title: Re: AUSTRALIA - Industrial / noise
Post by: ImpulsyStetoskopu on June 28, 2017, 04:48:00 PM
Browning Mummery
Negative Reaction

Both should be reissued on CD or LP

Tesco re-released Browning Mummery's 1984 release Obiter Scripta as part of their Archaic Documents series, last year I think.

Yes, I know about that, but they (a band) issued more items which are worth to re-release.

Anyway there are many acts connected to Ollie Olsen also which should be reissued.


Title: Re: AUSTRALIA - Industrial / noise
Post by: Potier on June 28, 2017, 08:23:07 PM
probably the least interesting of this entire thread

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/a2/80/73/a28073371af669fa22ae7d30433c862e.jpg)


Title: Re: AUSTRALIA - Industrial / noise
Post by: Potier on June 30, 2017, 02:26:46 AM
I didn't know that the intent of the thread was to be selective about what constitutes Australian noise. I also do not think that quoting "the dude" is offending anybody or starting shit - I also forgot that this is (apparently) serious business. I just felt that it would be a good idea to mention Mazurka in the context of this conversation since it was - after all - a label out of Australia. Von Einem had been mentioned before - there's a release by Mr. Groves on the imprint among a lot of other great material by artists from all over...

Good riddance!

Doesn't seem like there is much grief over the folding of ME...
So by all means carry on.


Title: Re: AUSTRALIA - Industrial / noise
Post by: absoluten calfeutrail on July 04, 2017, 09:20:28 AM
I didn't know that the intent of the thread was to be selective about what constitutes Australian noise. I also do not think that quoting "the dude" is offending anybody or starting shit - I also forgot that this is (apparently) serious business. I just felt that it would be a good idea to mention Mazurka in the context of this conversation since it was - after all - a label out of Australia. Von Einem had been mentioned before - there's a release by Mr. Groves on the imprint among a lot of other great material by artists from all over...

Four of my projects were released on the label in the end - Von Einem, Dead Boomers, Dick Threats, and Red Wine and Sugar. Outside of the internationally based projects on the label, Jarrod released an abundance of diverse Australian action with a cohesive overarching character including Lucid Castration/Baader, Oranj Punjabi, Tailings, Teen Ax, Mitchell Brennan, Cock Safari, Enak, Cooper Bowman/Roman Nails/Kneeling Knave, Muura, Clinton Green & Andrew McIntosh, xNoBBQx, Smash Tennis, Dotåbåtå, and many others. As a resource documenting certain strains of activity over the last five years I think it's a very valid inclusion here.  I'm aware not everyone on this board had positive interactions with the label, but from my standpoint the discography is interesting, gave me several lines on things to follow up on, and possessed a consistent visual character. It kind of shit me that its importance to sections of the local community may have been missed internationally at the time. There were a couple of bullshit dismissive reviews in Fördämning that reduced it to some Hospital Productions knock off - a pretty ignorant assessment from someone whose opinion I've come to value little over time.


Title: Re: AUSTRALIA - Industrial / noise
Post by: isomer on July 06, 2017, 03:55:43 AM
I didn't know that the intent of the thread was to be selective about what constitutes Australian noise. I also do not think that quoting "the dude" is offending anybody or starting shit - I also forgot that this is (apparently) serious business. I just felt that it would be a good idea to mention Mazurka in the context of this conversation since it was - after all - a label out of Australia. Von Einem had been mentioned before - there's a release by Mr. Groves on the imprint among a lot of other great material by artists from all over...

Four of my projects were released on the label in the end - Von Einem, Dead Boomers, Dick Threats, and Red Wine and Sugar. Outside of the internationally based projects on the label, Jarrod released an abundance of diverse Australian action with a cohesive overarching character including Lucid Castration/Baader, Oranj Punjabi, Tailings, Teen Ax, Mitchell Brennan, Cock Safari, Enak, Cooper Bowman/Roman Nails/Kneeling Knave, Muura, Clinton Green & Andrew McIntosh, xNoBBQx, Smash Tennis, Dotåbåtå, and many others. As a resource documenting certain strains of activity over the last five years I think it's a very valid inclusion here.  I'm aware not everyone on this board had positive interactions with the label, but from my standpoint the discography is interesting, gave me several lines on things to follow up on, and possessed a consistent visual character. It kind of shit me that its importance to sections of the local community may have been missed internationally at the time. There were a couple of bullshit dismissive reviews in Fördämning that reduced it to some Hospital Productions knock off - a pretty ignorant assessment from someone whose opinion I've come to value little over time.

I never had any bad dealings with Mazurka, but that was just me buying the stuff. He released some real gems (yours included) and I particularly liked the presentation / aesthetic.


Title: Re: AUSTRALIA - Industrial / noise
Post by: accidental on August 09, 2017, 09:11:49 AM
Recently i got the Armour Group Purge tape on Future Archaic. The channel levels are abit uneven, on the A side the right channel is significantly lower and on the B side it's reversed (left channel is lower). The quiet channel is not totally dead but it's bad enough that it take potential power away from the music. Power that i feel this tape need. Anyone else have this tape with the same problem? How's the sound on vinyl, does it also suffer from this?


Title: Re: AUSTRALIA - Industrial / noise
Post by: trapdoortapes on August 09, 2017, 02:44:08 PM
Recently i got the Armour Group Purge tape on Future Archaic. The channel levels are abit uneven, on the A side the right channel is significantly lower and on the B side it's reversed (left channel is lower). The quiet channel is not totally dead but it's bad enough that it take potential power away from the music. Power that i feel this tape need. Anyone else have this tape with the same problem? How's the sound on vinyl, does it also suffer from this?

No. Vinyl was mastered by James Plotkin and does not suffer the issues of Future Archaic's cassette duplication.


Title: Re: AUSTRALIA - Industrial / noise
Post by: accidental on August 11, 2017, 09:53:45 AM
That's great! I was able to listen to it abit louder yesterday which made the issue a little less prominent.


Title: Re: AUSTRALIA - Industrial / noise
Post by: morbid_dyspepsia on April 24, 2018, 09:58:23 AM
Loads of Australian experimental and noise titles added:

https://www.discogs.com/seller/analbroth666/profile


Title: Re: AUSTRALIA - Industrial / noise
Post by: Found Remains on August 24, 2018, 06:18:29 PM
New releases from Trapdoor Tapes are available now!
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1817/29304557847_ddfe6929da.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LDxw6n)
Armour Group/Isomer's Desire To Fight
Flagellatio Orgasmus/Pain Appendix's Degenerate Elektroniks
Grim's Primary Pulse
Inflated Climax's S/T
Penis Skin Exhibition's S/T
School for Cadavers's Re Education

www.foundremains.com


Title: Re: AUSTRALIA - Industrial / noise
Post by: Electro Surgeon on May 05, 2019, 07:32:14 AM
There are heaps of good noise acts playing in Sydney right now.

Many slowly morphing from the punk scene, its common now to see a punk gig with a noise act playing

Sydney also played host to the Inner West Noise Fest in feb which saw 16 experimental/noise acts all on the same bill.

Government Alpha, Black leather Jesus, and Torturing Nurse have all done split releases with Sydney acts.

Soon a new worldwide LP comp is coming out on a Sydney label with THE HATERS, TORTURING NURSE, MILAT (SYDNEY) , BESPOKE DECAY (MELBOURNE) DYSTERHET (SYDNEY)

There is a new Australian/Indonesian noise comp out now too

Check out these Australian noise acts

MILAT  the most brutal noise act out of Sydney
DYSTERHET harsh noise from Sydney
SCAB mysterious recording project from inner city of Sydney
DEATHSAW 2 homeless persons and their case workers..harsh junk noise
BESPOKE DECAY  analog junk noise filth from Melbourne
OOILOU  female fronted chaotic clarinet noise
BASS TRAITOR  two bass players and laters of power electronics



Title: Re: AUSTRALIA - Industrial / noise
Post by: CannibalRitual on May 05, 2019, 07:58:14 AM
Something tells me one wouldn't need to say his project is the most brutal one. If it was, then people would just know about it...  So instead it seems it's more like the most hyped one.


Title: Re: AUSTRALIA - Industrial / noise
Post by: Andrew McIntosh on May 05, 2019, 08:15:58 AM
Some links would have been appreciated, as Google wasn't very helpful for those band/project names.

Bespoke Decay sound good on their Bandcamp page; nice thick, gritty sound on "Meat is Gross".

Bass Traitor more like run-of-the-mill doomdrone kind of stuff, not my bag.

I'm just pleased to see more projects coming up from around here.


Title: Re: AUSTRALIA - Industrial / noise
Post by: HONOR_IS_KING! on May 05, 2019, 03:38:22 PM
Gotta say, hella funny what a bunch of fakers Armour Group turned out to be. Between Harriet being a narcissistic psychopath (i.e. smashing Luke Holland's synth, driving her car into the back of his, the list goes on) and Luke Holland bootlegging Agonal Lust cassettes to support a drug habit, it looks like they burned out real quick.


Title: Re: AUSTRALIA - Industrial / noise
Post by: holy ghost on May 05, 2019, 03:45:31 PM
Frankly that’s about the best byline for a noise band you could write in 2019

“She smashed her car into his and destroyed his synth! He’s bootlegging tapes to support a drug habit! Limited to 100 copies with rose tinted cassette shells and download card”


Title: Re: AUSTRALIA - Industrial / noise
Post by: sterilization on May 05, 2019, 08:42:31 PM
Gotta say, hella funny what a bunch of fakers Armour Group turned out to be. Between Harriet being a narcissistic psychopath (i.e. smashing Luke Holland's synth, driving her car into the back of his, the list goes on) and Luke Holland bootlegging Agonal Lust cassettes to support a drug habit, it looks like they burned out real quick.

Not to mention that he has actually been ripping people off occasionally by not sending out orders and breaking contact. He got me for $80.


Title: Re: AUSTRALIA - Industrial / noise
Post by: absoluten calfeutrail on May 06, 2019, 03:10:13 AM
Might be an opportunity to mention my label Index Clean, though as a lurker around here I'm increasingly aware it may be of only peripheral interest. Not really three-hole balaclava territory, you know? I'm based in Melbourne, though I've started releasing material from O/S folk also. Did a recent batch of 3LPs and a compact disc. Samples and other information can be found here (https://index-clean.bandcamp.com/). I've learned through this process that attempting to sell vinyl to people overseas from Australia is a fraught proposition at best in 2019 - regardless I'll be continuing to release material (albeit on more postage-friendly formats) in the future.


Title: Re: AUSTRALIA - Industrial / noise
Post by: FallOfNature on May 06, 2019, 06:29:17 AM
Bespoke Decay is worth keeping an eye on, improving with every release. His collage works are quite good, too.



Title: Re: AUSTRALIA - Industrial / noise
Post by: FallOfNature on May 06, 2019, 06:31:17 AM
Might be an opportunity to mention my label Index Clean, though as a lurker around here I'm increasingly aware it may be of only peripheral interest. Not really three-hole balaclava territory, you know? I'm based in Melbourne, though I've started releasing material from O/S folk also. Did a recent batch of 3LPs and a compact disc. Samples and other information can be found here (https://index-clean.bandcamp.com/). I've learned through this process that attempting to sell vinyl to people overseas from Australia is a fraught proposition at best in 2019 - regardless I'll be continuing to release material (albeit on more postage-friendly formats) in the future.

Recently discovered your label via the Von Einem discography CD set. I'll check out the rest.


Title: Re: AUSTRALIA - Industrial / noise
Post by: Eastern Embargo on May 06, 2019, 05:50:41 PM
Gotta say, hella funny what a bunch of fakers Armour Group turned out to be. Between Harriet being a narcissistic psychopath (i.e. smashing Luke Holland's synth, driving her car into the back of his, the list goes on) and Luke Holland bootlegging Agonal Lust cassettes to support a drug habit, it looks like they burned out real quick.

Yikes, hope both get help. In the meantime, Trapdoor Tapes is releasing a masonna/controlled death split tape soon according to Yamazaki himself. Maybe not completely burnt out yet..


Title: Re: AUSTRALIA - Industrial / noise
Post by: CMSFoundation on May 07, 2019, 01:03:01 AM
Might be an opportunity to mention my label Index Clean, though as a lurker around here I'm increasingly aware it may be of only peripheral interest. Not really three-hole balaclava territory, you know? I'm based in Melbourne, though I've started releasing material from O/S folk also. Did a recent batch of 3LPs and a compact disc. Samples and other information can be found here (https://index-clean.bandcamp.com/). I've learned through this process that attempting to sell vinyl to people overseas from Australia is a fraught proposition at best in 2019 - regardless I'll be continuing to release material (albeit on more postage-friendly formats) in the future.

Thanks to Dan Gilmore at Careful Catalog, I'm able in the US to check out your work, Mark. I bought the Von Einem tapes, flipped, came back for a few tapes, and will be getting the three latest LP from CC come next paycheck. I'll also be sending you some money for the Absurd Cosmos Late Nite 2CD set. The tape "The White Drifters" has been in my tape deck non-stop for several weeks now.

For folks looking for comparisons, there's elements of PE/true-crime stuff here, but with a sound palette similar to the later Shadow Ring albums, and even Robert Ashley's operas (and pieces like "Purposeful Woman Slow Afternoon"). Also a lot of dry humor and outright absurdity. Grim, determined, absurdist, detached, and also attached. Fans of J. Peterson's releases *really* need to give Mark's projects Von Einem, Red Wine & Sugar, and Absurd Cosmos Late Nite a try.


Title: Re: AUSTRALIA - Industrial / noise
Post by: Force Neurotic on May 07, 2019, 01:26:45 AM
Jesus, that's a huge compliment. Thanks. I strongly vouch for everything Index Clean has put out, especially Mark's projects. I'd go as far as to say those unfamiliar are straight up missing out. Goes way beyond music, genres, etc into audio art and storytelling territory.

Oh, and you might see something from yours truly in the future, but still tentative. ;)


Title: Re: AUSTRALIA - Industrial / noise
Post by: minimal.impact on May 07, 2019, 02:50:58 AM
Short plug - I've just listed a small amount of noise and industrial related tapes on Discogs. Check the classifieds post for a complete list

https://www.discogs.com/seller/StranglerFig/profile

http://www.special-interests.net/forum/index.php?topic=9802.0


Title: Re: AUSTRALIA - Industrial / noise
Post by: eyesofsatan on May 07, 2019, 05:37:51 AM
Might be an opportunity to mention my label Index Clean, though as a lurker around here I'm increasingly aware it may be of only peripheral interest. Not really three-hole balaclava territory, you know? I'm based in Melbourne, though I've started releasing material from O/S folk also. Did a recent batch of 3LPs and a compact disc. Samples and other information can be found here (https://index-clean.bandcamp.com/). I've learned through this process that attempting to sell vinyl to people overseas from Australia is a fraught proposition at best in 2019 - regardless I'll be continuing to release material (albeit on more postage-friendly formats) in the future.

Came to Index Clean through the Von Einem collection, which is one of my favorite things I've heard as far as contemporary P.E. goes. Always keen to see what the label / you are up to. Got the Of Habit LP recently and really enjoyed it.


Title: Re: AUSTRALIA - Industrial / noise
Post by: Leatherface on May 07, 2019, 10:47:19 AM
Might be an opportunity to mention my label Index Clean, though as a lurker around here I'm increasingly aware it may be of only peripheral interest. Not really three-hole balaclava territory, you know? I'm based in Melbourne, though I've started releasing material from O/S folk also. Did a recent batch of 3LPs and a compact disc. Samples and other information can be found here (https://index-clean.bandcamp.com/). I've learned through this process that attempting to sell vinyl to people overseas from Australia is a fraught proposition at best in 2019 - regardless I'll be continuing to release material (albeit on more postage-friendly formats) in the future.

Came to Index Clean through the Von Einem collection, which is one of my favorite things I've heard as far as contemporary P.E. goes. Always keen to see what the label / you are up to. Got the Of Habit LP recently and really enjoyed it.

Try Arum Lilies, Von Einem's side-project:

https://soundcloud.com/death-continues-records/arum-lilies-the-maniac (https://soundcloud.com/death-continues-records/arum-lilies-the-maniac)



Title: Re: AUSTRALIA - Industrial / noise
Post by: eyesofsatan on May 07, 2019, 06:26:47 PM
Might be an opportunity to mention my label Index Clean, though as a lurker around here I'm increasingly aware it may be of only peripheral interest. Not really three-hole balaclava territory, you know? I'm based in Melbourne, though I've started releasing material from O/S folk also. Did a recent batch of 3LPs and a compact disc. Samples and other information can be found here (https://index-clean.bandcamp.com/). I've learned through this process that attempting to sell vinyl to people overseas from Australia is a fraught proposition at best in 2019 - regardless I'll be continuing to release material (albeit on more postage-friendly formats) in the future.

Came to Index Clean through the Von Einem collection, which is one of my favorite things I've heard as far as contemporary P.E. goes. Always keen to see what the label / you are up to. Got the Of Habit LP recently and really enjoyed it.

Try Arum Lilies, Von Einem's side-project:

https://soundcloud.com/death-continues-records/arum-lilies-the-maniac (https://soundcloud.com/death-continues-records/arum-lilies-the-maniac)



Saw this earlier in the thread and checked it out, really good - will be gripping the CD.


Title: Re: AUSTRALIA - Industrial / noise
Post by: deutscheasphalt on May 08, 2019, 02:04:24 AM
I've got Index Clean 01 & 02 CDs still available. Anyone interested just shoot me DM or e-mail.


Title: Re: AUSTRALIA - Industrial / noise
Post by: minimal.impact on September 06, 2019, 03:03:01 AM
If anyone is interested in the live side of things, I've been doing a bit to record many of the demonstrations, gigs, whatever you want to call them in the Brisbane area as of late. The sound is pretty quiet so maybe turn up the volume.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmxntkUm0rFXYIx1g9J-ssg


Title: Re: AUSTRALIA - Industrial / noise
Post by: morbid_dyspepsia on September 07, 2019, 10:07:11 AM
YES! Thank-you for the video links Tristan !

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-A0ACG703fPI/XXNkaAOgNoI/AAAAAAAAwwI/7Aky6mI9aPUTRt5Gw8idEojK7PtLoVp5QCLcBGAs/s400/flyer%2Baug%2B30.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-7CTO6S3bM7M/XXNkeasQUSI/AAAAAAAAwwM/4o_9w6hInO0B4jBbHqQ8o_lkSTtXQt3OwCLcBGAs/s400/Scan_20190816.jpg)

Here's the radio show with Pat O'Brien and Luke Holland:
https://www.rrr.org.au/explore/programs/o-tomorrow/episodes/8856-o-tomorrow-28-august-2019


Title: Re: AUSTRALIA - Industrial / noise
Post by: FallOfNature on September 24, 2019, 12:29:29 AM
Pretty sure Totenrune will be dropping some really good stuff in near future.

I think so, yeah. Karl's stuff has been great so far, and I'm happy to see someone pulling it back down into the gutter.

I've had a few people ask about activity lately, there's a split 7" and 4 compilation tracks out before/around year's end on various labels and formats.


Title: Re: AUSTRALIA - Industrial / noise
Post by: minimal.impact on April 09, 2020, 04:38:10 AM
Essential Minerals, anyone? I've been jamming some of the youtube stuff all morning. Picks of the bunch I've found so far are CC, The Year of the Sex Olympics, Troth and and Faecal Flower.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCV5aHeuMOaRVNbU3AwitB0g/videos


Title: Re: AUSTRALIA - Industrial / noise
Post by: absoluten calfeutrail on April 09, 2020, 06:03:46 AM
My favourite Essential Minerals release remains the LG self titled cassette from 2015:

http://essentialmineralstapes.bandcamp.com/album/untitled (http://essentialmineralstapes.bandcamp.com/album/untitled)

It's a shame the 2019 release Dysfunctional Aesthetics contains none of the damaged tape gunk of that glorious 2015 work. The Stasis Duo release from 2015 is really great too, and from the 2019 batch I like the Raum duo recording - especially the ultra spare B-side piece. Definitely one of the more interesting Australian labels currently - maybe a little indebted to Breakdance The Dawn?


Title: Re: AUSTRALIA - Industrial / noise
Post by: minimal.impact on April 09, 2020, 06:53:34 AM
Definitely one of the more interesting Australian labels currently - maybe a little indebted to Breakdance The Dawn?

It's come out of the same climate, and I believe there is a crossover between the persons responsible for releases on both labels. Saw LG live last year and thought the set dragged on a bit, but that may just be me. The Dysfunctional Aesthetics tape and this set were both a fair bit clearer, pushing into the ethereal realm.

Raum I think are also one of those groups that translate better to a solo listening experience. Wasn't a fan of the couple of live sets I've seen, but the recorded material was a pleasure to hear.





Title: Re: AUSTRALIA - Industrial / noise
Post by: FallOfNature on April 26, 2020, 09:12:43 AM
A friend's project just got a nice pro tape reissue

https://nihilisticnoisepropaganda.bandcamp.com/album/a-chained-victim