AVAILABLE:

AST100: V/A - FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE EARTH TO THE TOP OF THE WAZIR 12" COMPILATION
AST094: ANTONIO - HIGH VOLTAGE! C40
AST096: NAPE - WITHDRAWN INTEREST C22

AST097: SIMON J KARIS - PARSLEY C22

AST098: RINPOCHE - HERUKA SONGS C34
AST099: GROTESQUE CIRCULAR DANCE - INCOMPETENCE C16
AST103: TROTH - GARLAND AND GAUZE B/W ON THE DOOR 7"
AST104: TROTH - NOTHING STILL IN THE STONE GARDEN C43
AST105: TSAP - EATING A TREE C60
AST106: IVORY WHIPS - MEETING C60

OUT EVENTUALLY:

DYKTANDO
MCHY I POROSTY
STRAHINJA ARBUTINA
IMPATIENS
COOPER BOWMAN
RAQUEL
DEBRIS
LOW FLUNG
AVA
2200
MIKEY YOUNG
IDEA FIRE COMPANY


BIGCARTEL | DISCOGS | SOUNDCLOUD | BANDCAMP

Thursday, April 21, 2016

New AST Batch: Gaud, Nicky Crane, Takahiro Mukai + Coarses.

AST058: GAUD - "BRAINED" c26

As Gaud, Nick Kuceli has released some of my favourite local releases of the last few years via Future Archaic and Distort. On "Brained", Gaud drives home his long-form techno over three tracks. He continues to hone his sound, working with a limited palette of a laptop, Sherman filter bank, 303 clone + effects. This shit is a wormhole that you can easily get lost in.



AST061: NICKY CRANE - "UNTITLED" c20

This is the latest in the Australian purveyor of cooked electronic music's refreshingly progressive releases. Relatively similar equipment-wise to his excellent CD from last year on Rhythm Works (drum machine, dictaphone + effects), this tape is truly unique and done with a bent sense of humour. Live, NC has crafted some of the best sets I've seen over the last year. The monkey can play.



AST062: TAKAHIRO MUKAI - "GRANULAR JELLY" c40

Japan's Takahiro Mukai has been busy over the last two years. He has produced some excellent releases of fractured rhythmic electronics on various tape labels, including Spain's Paralaxe Editions. Here, he presents thoroughly eroded beats and stuttered synths.



AST063: COARSES - "0X001" c38

I came across some videos of this guy playing Korg Electribes a few months ago and got in touch with him to see if he recorded much. His name is Jason Cook and he hails from somewhere in the Midwest of America. Within a few weeks he'd produced this tape of well-studied techno and harsher, drone-based recordings.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Bandcamp Update.

The Altered States Bandcamp has been updated with the last two batches. Includes releases by 2200, Germany Army, Siobhan, Luke Holland, L. Lerkenfeldt + Cooper Bowman. Some of the most legit stuff I've released so far I'd say. No cover art yet, but I'll get on it soon.

As usual, they're free, but chop me out a few dollars to put towards the next batch if you're feeling charitable. Speaking of, tapes by Nicky Crane, Gaud, Coarses + Takahiro Mukai will be available imminently.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

AST At Lulu's / CB - Taśma Bagno Tape.




Out of print Altered States releases available from Lulu's, including tapes from German Army, 2200, Siobhan, Luke Holland, L. Lerkenfeldt + Cooper Bowman.

Also available is a new CB tape titled "Taśma Bagno" (top right). Some info: Taśma Bagno (roughly, "swamp tape") was released with a day's notice by excellent Polish experimental label, Wounded Knife, for a CB show in Warsaw in a numbered edition of 20 copies. I've done an Altered States repress of another 20 for Australian punters. Tape + synth loops. No catalogue number.