AVAILABLE:

AST045: ENAK - "CUSSION" C17
AST049: ITALIANZ - "FUCK YEAH, TUTANKHAMEN" C54
AST051: CERVERE - "PHRENIC DERIVATIVES" C22
AST052: PLEASURE BROTHERS - "ECSTASY" C17
AST053: COOPER BOWMAN - UEXKULL C25

OUT EVENTUALLY:

BRANDO'S ISLAND 7"
GAUD CS
TIM COSTER CS
JARROD ZLATIC CS
LUKE HOLLAND CS
CRAIG MCHELINNEY CS


DISCOGS | SOUNDCLOUD | BANDCAMP

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Friday, July 17, 2015

Roman Nails - Barefoot Sports Available.




On excellent UK imprint, Where To Now? Also available digitally from Boomkat. More RN tapes coming soon.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Dry Mouth - Green Dam Youth Escort Video.

From forthcoming LP, Gregorian Sweepstakes.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Cooper Bowman - Uexkull CS Streaming.




New solo tape / all tape loops. Streaming here.

Available in upcoming batch with solo tapes from Jarrod Zlatic (Mud Brick Couch / Sussex St. Death Squad / Fabulous Diamonds) and Luke Holland (Mshing / Trapdoor Tapes / Armour Group).

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Distro + Downloads.

All three new cassettes as well as some older releases will be available from the Bus Projects stall at the NGV Melbourne Art Book Fair occurring over the weekend. Distort and Repressed will have copies within the next week. As per, all are available for free download at the Altered States bandcamp page.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

New Tapes: Italianz, Cervere + Pleasure Brothers.

AST049: ITALIANZ – “FUCK YEAH, TUTANKHAMEN” c54

Italianz is a duo comprising Ben Nibboy Taylor and Rob. Together they cover a variety of styles to great effect. The masters I was given for Fuck Yeah, Tootie were close to two hours long, I’ve whittled down the recordings to the absolute cream. Despite the cull, Italianz still cover a lot of ground here, equally nailing synth-pop bangers alongside minimal, stuttered electronics. All of this is done with the two’s contagious sense of humour.

AST051: CERVERE – “PHRENIC DERIVATIVES” c22

Cervere is Sean McMorrow (Noematic Oblivion, Radical Creation, 50% of Dry Mouth). After a self-released Cervere tape on his own label, Vir Rash and what turned out to be my fave tape of last year, “Excessive Liquidity” on Future Archaic, McMorrow brings two longform pieces to the table for Altered States. Cervere is minimal electronics at its finest, utilising an old-ass Roland drum machine and sampler loaded with plenty of wildcat samples to create a truly unique sound.

AST052: PLEASURE BROTHERS – “ECSTASY” c17

Since the dissolution of Teen Ax, Tony McKey has been working steadily as Pleasure Brothers with tapes being released on a variety of labels, including Mazurka Editions and Vir Rash. McKey is adept at creating tasteful discomfort through the use of reel-to-reel tape machines and effects. Ecstasy is two brooding tracks of dark electronics for the most misanthropic of noise lovers.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

ENAK - "Cussion" Distro + Listen.

The excellent Cussion tape by ENAK is now available from Distort as well as being one of Nic's Picks at Repressed Records in Sydney. I have some copies, with more on the way. Listen to it / download here.

New batch of tapes including Cervere, Pleasure Bros + Italianz coming soon.