AVAILABLE:

AST100: V/A - FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE EARTH TO THE TOP OF THE WAZIR 12" COMPILATION
AST101: V/A - PEDESTAL ARTS ESTATE COMPILATION C90
AST108: ROMAN NAILS - NEW TERR C25
AST109: PETRO & CRUNCHE - CHUNKS C40
AST112: V/A - OSMOSIS: ALTERED STATES OF DOWN UNDER DOUBLE CS
AST114: DYKTANDO ARCHIVE 14-19 C31

AST115: 2200 - WORLD’S FARE C32

AST116: STRAHINJA ARBUTINA PLEASE KILL ME, MY SELECTA! C46
AST117: MIKEY YOUNG - CURTAINS C34

AST118: AFRICAN GHOST VALLEY - PEG&X C33

AST119: IMPATIENS - SCENE AT THE RIVER C25

AST120: TSAP - FLICKERING LYGHTE IN CAMPSITE LP
AST130: TROTH - FLAWS IN THE GLASS LP

OUT EVENTUALLY:

TH BLISKS
MCHY I POROSTY
COOPER BOWMAN
DEBRIS
1TOO
BLUETUNG
LOW FLUNG
TSAP
MUURA / SUNSET FLIPS
SUNSET FLIPS
IDEA FIRE COMPANY
SUBURBAN CRACKED COLLECTIVE
GERMAN ARMY


BIGCARTEL | DISCOGS | SOUNDCLOUD | BANDCAMP

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.

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