AVAILABLE:

AST062: TAKAHIRO MUKAI - "GRANULAR JELLY" C40
AST063: COARSES - "0X001" C38
AST064: TV.OUT - “THE FORTH DIMENSION” C42
AST065: ÚJ BÀLA - “BUTCHER’S TEARS DRY SLOWER THAN THE AVERAGE ONE’S” C36
AST066: OIL - “UNTITLED” C34
AST067: CONSULATE - “DISPATCHES” C38
AST068: COOPER BOWMAN - "FAREWELL WALTZ" C14

OUT EVENTUALLY:

DEAD TECH - "UNTITLED" REISSUE CS
BRANDO'S ISLAND - "LIVE" CASSINGLE
AARON DILLOWAY CS
WRX CS
CIRCULAR RUINS CS
WDK CS
CUBE - "FADE TO BIEGE" REISSUE CS


BIGCARTEL | DISCOGS | SOUNDCLOUD | BANDCAMP

Sunday, September 25, 2016

New AST Batch: TV.OUT, Új Bála, Oil + Consulate.

AST064: TV.OUT – “THE FORTH DIMENSION” C42

Following a phenomenal tape on Russian label, Isaiah Tapes and an equally captivating 12” on Parallax, Tel Aviv’s TV.OUT have become one of my most listened to electronic acts of the year. On “The Forth Dimension”, TV.OUT’s repetitious and insidious bangers form one of the best releases I’ve had the pleasure of releasing on the label. There’s the fried bass of something like Container, but what this duo are doing is something totally unique.



AST065: ÚJ BÀLA – “BUTCHER’S TEARS DRY SLOWER THAN THE AVERAGE ONE’S” C36

Új Bála is the alias under which Budapest’s Gabor Kovacs has been making tweaked electronic music for the last few years. I had been oblivious to his work until a demo appeared in my inbox. And what a ripper. In a recent Wire review, Kovacs’ work was described as summoning “the rythmic skeletons of minimal techno to bring order to his backdrop of mangeld synth noises… patterns of alien keyboards and sampled detritus colour the walls”. Alien could not be a more apt descriptor, “Butcher’s Tears” is a truly fried listen, so it makes total sense to appear on Altered States.



AST066: OIL – “UNTITLED” C35

Untitled is the debut tape from Matt Spiz, local Melbourne legend and gear hoarder. These recordings have been laying dormant for close to a year, but have aged crisply in that time. Oil takes a magpie approach to electronic music, blending elements of electro, vocal samples and more ambient styles into a vat, coming out with a nice, solid ooze.



AST067: CONSULATE – “DISPATCHES” C38

Consulate is Perth’s Alex Campbell, also one half of heavy hitters, Senate (Pacific Command). As Consulate, Campbell released a savage debut on Berlin label Portals Editions last year. “Dispatches” retains the thick, brooding atmosphere of “Black Narcissus”, but eschews much in the way of an obvious beat throughout. Instead, “Dispatches” is focused on samples centred on conflict in Vietnam. Dark times.



Available directly from bigcartel, Lulu's and from Repressed later in the week.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Kneeling Knave Review On Noise Receptor + NSW Shows.




Live Photo: Bus Projects.

Review of "The Messiah Complex / Involuntary Admission" 7" on Noise Receptor.

Sydney + Newcastle shows in a few weeks:



Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Cooper Bowman - Farewell Waltz Free Download / Tape.




A new cassette of loops recorded using a Yamaha PSS-780 and little else. Free download available via bandcamp. I guess this is more soundtrack kinda stuff, works well for folding washing to or doing the dishes. Available from Lulu's now + Repressed sometime this week. New batch out this week.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Nina Buchanan + Kneeling Knave At The Post Office Hotel.




Flyer by Richard Costa, event here.

Recent Releases On Bandcamp.

The last batch of tapes (Coarses, Gaud, Nicky Crane + Takahiro Mukai) as well as the Kneeling Knave 7" are available for free download from bandcamp. Already looking toward the next batch; a debut tape from Sydney's WDK, Budapest's Új Bála, Berlin's Circular Ruins + others. Thanks for listening.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Collector LP Launches / Melbourne / August 2016.




August 25th, Hugs N Kisses w/ Dead Boomers / Kneeling Knave + DJ Caitlin Hurik. Event here.



August 27th, The Catfish w/ Nerve (12" Launch) / Nicky Crane / Regional Curse. Event here.

Collector's "Triple Crown" LP is forthcoming on new label, Drawing Heat Records.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Kneeling Knave - "The Messiah Complex / Involuntary Admission" 7" Available.




Lathe-cut 7" limited to 50 copies. Layout by Mark Groves. 12 bucks + postage or pickup can be arranged in Melbourne. Apologies for the high price, but that is what it cost to produce unfortunately.

Email: alteredstatestapes@gmail.com for further information.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Kneeling Knave 7" Track Streaming.






More info on the project here.

"The Messiah Complex / Involuntary Admission" 7" lathe available next week, limited to 50 copies.