Outside In, or “Hey, look at what I almost stepped in!”
This mix will most likely be interpreted as:
a) An increasingly raucous collection of seemingly disparate musics
b) A cacophonous descent into unseemliness
c) A musical analysis of the 38 minute Anglo-Zanzibar war of 1896
d) A virulent cheese dream
Howitzer Industries is Adrian Bertram, incorporating the work of Lieutenant Colonel Spastic Howitzer, Black Pig, League of Infinite Justice and various fractions of Winner and Wake Up and Listen. Active in Sydney since the early 90s Bertram continues worrying sound to this day.
Festival of Sound Arts
Sydney, 24-27 June, 2009
Liquid Architecture 10 will be a landmark occasion for the festival and for sound culture in Australia. Celebrating its tenth consecutive year, the Liquid Architecture sound arts festival will be held across three city venues, The Performance Space, the University of Technology Sydney and Hermann’s Bar, presenting an exciting program of contemporary sound arts. With a decade of experience to draw upon the diverse program features live events and installations showcasing the highest quality sound work in an intense, focused listening environment.
Sydney Directors: Jennifer Teo & Shannon O’Neill
Production Manager: Sarah Davies
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Thoughts Flash comprises two hallucinatory tracks from Wake Up and Listen’s unreleased debut album. Recorded in the late 1990s, the album featured a number of studio recordings, as well as edited excerpts from WUAL’s long-running radio show on 2MBS-FM. The technique of condensing extended radio improvisations into relatively short pieces, as on these two tracks, suggested a fruitful direction for the duo, however Bertram and O’Neill spent the following years focusing on other projects, with WUAL continuing primarily as a live act (their 2001 mini-album Mustard Keanu notwithstanding). WUAL’s recorded archives are nevertheless extensive, and it is likely that more material will be published on their website as well as on future Alias Frequencies releases.
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2003 compilation of Australian breakcore and experimental electronica. Compiled by Craig Parry a.k.a. Puzahki and featuring artists such as Toecutter, Maladroit and Lieutenant Colonel Spastic Howitzer. Includes three videos.
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This was their finest hour. As mad king George continued in his unending search for invisible targets the War on Terror spanned the globe, drawing battle lines wherever and whenever possible. The League, amused by this vainglorious display, prepared once again for mobilisation.
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As the world chewed their fingernails over the possible existence of weapons of mass destruction the League continued to focus on the very real existence of weapons of media distortion. Landing in the weeks leading up to the Coalition of the Willing’s invasion of Iraq, United We Fall became an accurate prediction of the ensuing escalation and conflict.
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Ahh, sweet ground zero: the birth of the League and the death of reason. As the US rapidly lost its collective mind, the League trembled in awe at the scope of the media coverage. Never before had so many samples landed in one place at one time. The results were inevitable.
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2001 Mini-album of skewed turntable improvisations. Four hands, one deck. Bargain bin records are mercilessly subjected to extended turntable techniques. Recorded in an afternoon at Section 8, Sydney.