AVAILABLE:

AST062: TAKAHIRO MUKAI - "GRANULAR JELLY" C40
AST063: COARSES - "0X001" C38
AST067: CONSULATE - “DISPATCHES” C38
AST071: CIRCULAR RUINS – “THE THORNED MAZE” C32
AST072: WRX – “CRACKDOWN” C20
AST073: SUBURBAN CRACKED COLLECTIVE – “THESE AWKWARD FRACTIONS...” C42
AST074: JEROME – “THE SHIP HAS SAILED...” C40
AST075: 2200 – “LIVE” C35

OUT EVENTUALLY:

DEAD TECH - "UNTITLED" REISSUE CS
WDK CS
KOSEL CS
CHINO CS
BEAD CS
MAGNETIZER CS
KENDALL CAHAN CS
MOBILI OPERATIVE SPECIALI AUTONOME CS
CUBE - "FADE TO BEIGE / (803) 206-0028" REISSUE 2 X CS


BIGCARTEL | DISCOGS | SOUNDCLOUD | BANDCAMP

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Cooper Bowman - Isle Of Isms (Portals Editions).






Available for pre-order direct from excellent German label, Portals Editions, Juno and Boomkat. Will have some copies for locals imminently.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Helm + Croatian Amor Show / Melbourne, 22nd February.


Cooper Bowman Live At MONA Video.




I played a set of ambient / deconstructed electronic music at the MONA market on February 19th, here is a short excerpt of the thirty minute set.

Monday, January 9, 2017

New AST Batch: Circular Ruins / WRX / Suburban Cracked Collective / Jerome / 2200.



AST071: CIRCULAR RUINS – “THE THORNED MAZE” C32

Circular Ruins is the guise under which Berlin resident Marijn Degenaar operates his electronics. On his two excellent releases for his own Portals Editions label, CR has crafted an excellent niche of kraut-influenced ambience and drone. This is a split release with Portals with a different variation on the artwork for local punters.



AST072: WRX – “CRACKDOWN” C20

Dizzy is best known as a string-wrangler for important Sydney groups Low Life, Oily Boys and Orion (among others). WRX is a drastic departure from his previous rock n’ roll roots, seeing Diz take on 90’s Chicago acid-drenched and deep house sounds. I played his first show with him at weird dive pub, The Bald-Faced Stag, a few months back in Sydney and it blew me away, as did his three-track demo earlier in the year. These five tracks show a keen ear and time spent with the classics, albeit with a refreshingly personal twist. Ultimately, “Crackdown” is an effectively mixed bag of goods.



AST073: SUBURBAN CRACKED COLLECTIVE – “THESE AWKWARD FRACTIONS...” C42

Shaun “Stan” Leacy was a member of highly influential Newcastle sextet, Castings. Castings made a major impression on me as a teenager, their seminal “Punk Rock Is Bunk Squawk” release pretty much opened my ears to what was possible with sound and led me on the path to where I am today, for better or worse. Similarly, every project undertaken by its’ members since has been of note. Bringing me to Stan, perhaps the most elusive member of the group. Cracked Suburban Collective sees him return to making loop-based music with guitar and electronics. At times ambient, at others more melodic and beat-driven. SCC recently contributed a piece for excellent UK label Where To Now? ahead of this, his first release proper.



AST074: JEROME – “THE SHIP HAS SAILED...” C40

I was introduced to Jeremy Harris’ Jerome project through his “Up 4 Daze” tape on influential US tape label, Night People when it came out in 2015. Since then, it has remained on steady rotation, forcing me to get in touch with the man behind the project seeking more material. On “The Ship Has Sailed...”, Harris presents a rock solid mix of lo-fried techno with a fittingly dire sample concluding preceedings.



AST075: 2200 – “LIVE” C35

Under his excellent 2200 project, Rory McPike returns to Altered States. This release was recorded as preparation for his set at Maggot Fest in October, the one-jam take sees McPike exploring the subterranean depths of electro to excellent effect.


Available direct from bigcartel / from the usual outlets soon. All orders will be posted Monday, 16th January.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Kosel Video.

New track from my main man in Poland, Kosel. Tape coming on Altered States in the near future. This guy is killing it.

New Roman Nails (Night People) + Dry Mouth (Chemical Imbalance).


New tapes available soon from two hibernating projects. Roman Nails - Chiseler on Night People (US) and Dry Mouth - TBA on Chemical Imbalance (Australia). Stream it and cream it below.



Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Altered States Tapes Bigcartel + Distro.



Following some technical issues, the AST bigcartel is now up and operational. The new batch is also available from Lulu's and Polyester. Repressed will be stocked later in the week.