AVAILABLE:

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

OUT EVENTUALLY:

PREHISTORIC FUCKIN' MORON CS
BLEAK CS
KEON PARK CS
MSHING CS
CRAIG MCHELINNEY CS
BRANDO'S ISLAND 7"


DISCOGS | SOUNDCLOUD | BANDCAMP

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.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Roman Nails Shows + Releases.

Roman Nails is a new solo project of Cooper Bowman.

Upcoming show:



Other recent shows:



Debut tape on Future Archaic, sold out from the label. Tapes coming out on Where To Now? (UK), Mazurka Editions (Newcastle) + Night People (US) this year.

Dry Mouth Tape Download + News.




Dry Mouth tape "Aliens Threatened". Edition of 10 copies made for the Bus Projects summer trade fair. Recorded the night before. Sold out, download here.

Dry Mouth LP titled "Gregorian Sweepstakes" coming out on Hashram Audio Concern later in the year.

Also, we're DJ'ing at this:

Monday, January 19, 2015

AST Related End Of Year Lists.


These things are generally pretty stupid. But here we go.

I chose some of my standout releases / shows here.

Nic Warnock selected the Dry Mouth 7" and Flat Fix tape in his list here.

Flat Fix somehow creeped into a list of the best Australian tracks of the year at Mess and Noise.

Aaaaand finally Flat Fix was selected by Stacey Wilson as one of her local releases of the year here.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

New AST Releases: ENAK, Dry Mouth / Club Sound Witches + Freejack.





AST045: ENAK – “CUSSION” c17

Kane Ewin is a former member of Castings / Cistern Corrupt and one half of relatively new duo Mince Poppers. He has gone under a variety of aliases over the last coupla years, Dingbats and Pisstank among them, but he has settled on Enak for his solo debut, Cussion. You could think of him as carrying on the tradition of early Severed Heads and the Terse Tapes compilations, but that would still not be doing justice to his oddball tape, synth and reel-to-reel antics. Recorded by Moocow Leechskinz in Hamilton, Newcastle and housed in artwork and with an insert designed by the Enak himself. Unique muzak from a unique guy, a rare feat to be sure. NOTE: while I'm taking orders for these, they will take awhile to get out as each one is being assembled in Newcastle before I get them.



AST046: DRY MOUTH / CLUB SOUND WITCHES – “SPLIT” c92

Two zoned duos team up for a split of bucket bong-rippin’ proportions. First up is Melbourne’s Dry Mouth. After a 7” on Vir Rash and the Imm8rtal cassette on Breakdance The Dawn, their side-long track sees them continuing the long-form psychedelic noise of the latter, constructed from tape loops, oscillator, synth, vocals, drum machine and more effects than you can poke a stick at. CSW is the electronically-focused duo of Matt Earle and Nicola Morton. Following a string of releases, both on Earle’s BDTD and other fine purveyors of damaged sound, their piece here is a drippy and swirly goop of vocals and minimal electronics. Amazing artwork by Moocow Leechskinz, image of Charlie The gammy-eyed Chook courtesy of the Newcastle Herald.



AST047: FREE JACK – “TRAGEDY / COMEDY” c14

Free Jack is the solo electronic guise of Liam Osbourne, also the mug behind PE project Lucid Castration and the excellent Future Archaic label. The A-side, “Tragedy”, is a bass and kick driven number showing the project at its most caustically danceable yet. The intensity of his sound only increases as the track progresses. “Comedy” strips away any rhythmic elements leaving you with something much closer to Lucid Castration in its searing feedbacked synth textures and crackling distortion.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Free Downloads.

All of the releases on the bandcamp page are now free. Also, added a few archival releases there including Hour House, C.C.C.C. / Junk Sick, VDO + Lakes. Maybe some more will be added soon. New tapes next week.