AF040 – Radio Metamix

Radio Metamix

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Five of Australia’s leading sound artists interpret the idea of remix for radio.

  • Lloyd Barrett remixes dreams, nightmares and talkback radio
  • Lucas Darklord remixes the culture of Black Metal
  • Buttress O’Kneel remixes her favourite remixers, including Negativland, John Oswald and Coldcut
  • Rik Rue remixes his own history of remixing
  • Shannon O’Neill remixes all of the above.

Radio Metamix was broadcast on ABC Radio National’s The Night Air on July 1, 2007, as part of the Liquid Architecture festival.

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AF039 – BOK Darklord

BOK Darklord

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Quite possibly one of the greatest albums ever made, this untitled release is the meeting of two of Australia’s most interesting, most underground, and most belligerently misanthropic sound-artists. Any collaboration between Buttress O’Kneel, with her sample-happy postpop cheeky-as-a-schoolgirl breakmashing, and Lucas Darklord, with his dark grinding corporate evil-as-a-business-retreat scrapescapes, was sure to be extreme. But their decision to cover the entirety of Led Zeppelin’s fourth album, track by track, using no source-material but the original songs themselves, makes an extremity that will perhaps awaken the sleeping Rock Gods, dormant since Bonham’s untimely vomit-inhaling demise. A rock-purist’s worst nightmare, and a sample-police’s greatest dream, this album marks the year 2009 as a year when THINGS CHANGED.

Now FUCKEN ROCK!

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LIQUID ARCHITECTURE 10

Liquid Architecture 10

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

liquidarchitecture.org.au

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AF038 – Buttress O’Kneel – Compact Scipppp

Compact Scipppp

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In the year 2000, Buttress O’Kneel (with the help of her housemates at the time, fellow artists Mantis Sage, Aynat Sool, Panthera Leo, and A D MacHine) began documenting the artistic works of several robots that had achieved unprogrammed sentience. These robots were never designed to be creative, but, perhaps through simple wear and tear, commonplace quantum occurrences, or perhaps through their own dogged persistence, these robots began displaying artistic musickal tendencies, reworking and remixing standard CDs into stuttering, abstracted comments on modern humyn culture. Every night, as the humyns sat down in front of the stereo and attempted to play some musick, the robots would take over and present them with an astounding improvised glitchfest of cultural detournement and live sonic manipulation. Thankfully for us, Buttress and her friends have captured much of those heady A.I. jam sessions for us to enjoy to this day.

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AF037 – Buttress O’Kneel – Compop 13.4: Theoretical Metapop

Compop 13.4: Theoretical Metapop

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With her Snares-influences fading, Buttress returned to her unique musickal place, straddling pop, mashup, and breakcore, this time creating a musical flow that brings to mind her ground-breaking “MegaMegamix”, and the “meme-couplets” of “MemeCore”. With a blend of glitch-pop and mashcore, and such sources as Madonna, Dethklok, Bowie, Dead Kennedys, Portishead, and Popcorn, O’Kneel creates a break-heavy megamix that pauses only to deliver every expletive Samuel L Jackson unleashes in “Pulp Fiction”, condensed into one single surreal stream of abuse, before screeching back off again into popmangled madness. This is the album that MySpace wouldn’t let her upload.

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