AVAILABLE:

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

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, 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.