AVAILABLE:

AST100: V/A - FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE EARTH TO THE TOP OF THE WAZIR 12" COMPILATION

OUT EVENTUALLY:

YL HOOI
YUTA MATSUMURA
ANTONIO
NAPE
RINPOCHE
SIMON J. KARIS
DYKTANDO
MCHY I POROSTY
GABRIEL SALOMAN
RITA REVELL
GROTESQUE CIRCULAR DANCE
COOPER BOWMAN
RAQUEL
LOW FLUNG
XYR
CORRECT LINE
TROTH
TSAP
MIKEY YOUNG


BIGCARTEL | DISCOGS | SOUNDCLOUD | BANDCAMP

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Troth Brisbane Shows + 'The Optimist' Release Forthcoming.





Title-track from forthcoming release, The Optimist coming on Essential Minerals for two shows in Brisbane.





Sunday, October 13, 2019

Troth - Our Opaque Wreath Cassette Available.


Via Sydney's Moontown Records.



Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Young Druid (UK) Show In Newcastle.




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Young Druid (UK / 5 Gate Temple)
DPRK (Sydney)
Exmah
The Mermaids
Troth

Should be a good one.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

AST Youtube.

I've started uploading some of the pearlers from the back-catalogue up onto the 'tube, as well as some of my own obscure(r) stuff. Click away.







Monday, September 9, 2019

Mix for Outhouse (Melbourne).






Another new mix, a follow-up to the one I did for Sanpo Disco last year mixing ambient and country.

"There's hope still in the soil, the sky too. You just gotta dig".

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Troth - 'Nothing Still In The Stone Garden' Short Film.




For the Newcastle Music Festival event held at Watt Space, Besseny and Bowman created an accumulative live performance from within the loops surrounding them, an excerpt of which appears here. The room began the exhibition in silence and slowly sounds, both from the machines and the people working with them, entered until the performance was complete and all that remains is the dialogue between what now moves of it's own volition.

Cassette / digital release soon.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Troth - 'Nothing Still In The Stone Garden' Opening + Performance.



Fused Exhibition - Opening Thursday August 8th from 5pm
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In gallery 1, Amelia Besseny and Cooper Bowman have co-curated an exhibition aiming to pair soundscapes created by first-year students of the University’s music faculty with other creative disciplines from within the University in order to compliment each other’s work and foster dialogue. The audio contributions featured come from Bachelor of Music students Darcy Archer & Ellen Presbury, Dylan Davidson, Jack Watsford and an immersive installation by Dylan Davidson and Campbell McGillivray. Visual accompaniment features from local artists Rachel Klyve, Louisa Magrics and Wednesday Sutherland.

Troth - ‘Nothing Still In The Stone Garden’
'Nothing Still In The Stone Garden' is an installation by Troth as part of ‘Fused’, running for the event’s duration. The work comprises hand-cut reel-to-reel and cassette audio loops paired with a film projection shot in Glen Davis, NSW created by their friend, filmmaker Gregory Perano. Together, the works form a cohesive statement about the awe and inspiration that can be gleaned from time immersed in natural environments, the often-complicated interplay of elements that is found within these zones and the flux that ultimately maintains their vitality.

For the Newcastle Music Festival event being held at Watt Space, Besseny and Bowman will create an accumulative live performance from within the loops surrounding them; the room will begin the exhibition in silence and slowly sounds, both from the machines and the people working with them, will enter until the performance is completed and all that remains is the dialogue between what now moves of it's own volition.

Our essence, to bend and flex
Nothing still in the stone garden
I bind 'round, I fasten


Filmed entirely in Glen Davis in The Gardens of Stone national Park in Northern NSW between Sept 2014 and Jan 2017.
Glen Davis was once a shale mining town whose population high of 2000 in the mining days dwindled to 25 in 2019.


Also, there will be an evening of performances on Sunday.
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Lucy Cliché (Sydney)
https://soundcloud.com/lucy-cliche
Lucy has carved out a niche of her own bodily contagious techno over her last two decades of practice and is one of Australia's foremost electronic artists. She has performed at the Sydney Opera House, soundtracked films at The Gallery Of Modern Art (Brisbane) and NSW Art Gallery (Sydney), as well as being regularly billed on both dance festivals and DIY shows alike.

Troth
https://soundcloud.com/altered-states-tapes
Troth is a recently-formed Newcastle duo comprising Amelia Besseny and Cooper Bowman. Together they fashion ethereal environs from vocals, electronics, zither, tape loops and sampled percussion and piano. They will be performing in the centre of their film and reel-to-reel installation in Watt Space's Media Room, titled Nothing Still In The Stone Garden.

e4444e
https://soundcloud.com/e4444e
Romy Church is a student of music at UoN and a tireless live performer, gigging regularly both in Newcastle and elsewhere in Australia. As e4444e, Church crafts ornately-structured electronic pop and has revealed himself as one of Newcastle's eminent emerging musicians.

Darcy Archer
Darcy Archer is a student of music at UoN who predominantly works as a percussionist. For this performance, she will be creating a set of meditations via vibraphone. Her collaborative work with Ellen Presbury, The Natural World, is featured in the Fused exhibition in Gallery 1.

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Tsap + Troth - First Shows.



Two new duos, two shows in Sydney and Newcastle respectively.


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Friday, July 12, 2019

Tsap - Deceptions Of Mechanised Worship Available (Total Black) + Mix For Friendly Potential (NZ).




New experimental / industrial hardware duo made up of Chris Colla + Cooper Bowman. This is our first release, on Germany's Total Black. We'll be playing a couple of shows and probably some other things shortly.

Blooms Of Antimony (Soundcloud)
Buy Deceptions Of Mechanised Worship

A recent mix feat. unreleased forthcoming tracks leading up to Altered States returning to life after a period of hibernation:

Friendly Potential (NZ)

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Out From Under (Resonance FM) Feature on Altered States Tapes.




Stuart Buchanan talks to me about the history / process of the label and I play some tracks from releases that will be rolling out in the near future. Replay here.