Sunday, 23 December 2012


The Dadacomputer was created as an experiment in long-distance collaboration, well Cardiff and Bristol, about 40 miles apart, separated by the Bristol Channel. The recordings were made in the Autumn of 1981. MAP and I had met about 6 months earlier in Bristol due to me putting an ad in a record shop looking to work with similar musicians quoting TG, Kraftwerk, Chrome etc as influences. We did a few recordings together but then I decided to move back to Cardiff where I had come from. I had spent 3 years in Bristol struggling to do a philosophy degree all the while getting into improvised and electronic music and collaborating with various Bristol musicians. So when I went back we wrote a lot to each other, both releasing solo music on our own cassette labels MAPtapes and Quick Stab Music Products. Then we got going on The Dadacomputer. I created the initial backings using a Korg MS20, various Akai reel to reel machines, which I did half speed and double speed manipulation with, I also used a Dr. Rhythm drum machine and various vinyl ie: Stingray (a children's marionette television show, created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson from 1964–65). Once these original backings (which to my knowledge no longer exist) were completed I posted them to MAP and he then added all the overdubs using a double cassette machine. Guitar, vocals, keyboards (Casiotone and Stylophone) and sawing wood on one track. Once this was done we both released the finished recording on our respective cassette labels. The Dadacomputer title came from me saying in a letter "What shall we call it, something crazy like dadacomputer maybe", and MAP saying "YES that will do great".
Rob Lawrence
Cardiff 2012


The Dadacomputer CD is available now through Iceage Productions.
Australia: $10 (AU) + $2 (AU) postage
Rest Of The World: $10 (AU) + $7 (AU) postage

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Tuesday December 18th @ the Make It Up Club

This week at Make It Up Club: THE END (of this year's programming) and, if you believe those Nibiruists, one of your last chances to hear some killer improvised sounds before Melbourne is reduced to a smoldering wasteland. Accordingly, we've tried to cover many of our favourite facets of improvised music! Angus Leslie and Jenny Barnes tear away at the cultural implications of the masculine and feminine voice, respectively, to lay bare the decontextualised sonics of the human vocal cords - aided ably by bassist James Pankhurst as something-resembling-a-rhythm-section-to-hold-it-all-together. Two of our fine city's finest and well-defined guitar manipulators, Dave Brown and Gearoid Brinn, will be there as well to ensure you contemplate life, the sonoverse and everything before it all ends - aided, hindered and complicated by percussionist/stuff-hitter Sean Baxter as something-resembling-a-rhythm-section-to-ensure-nothing-crystallises-too-fully. And just in case your existential angst becomes overwhelming, FUCKED are always happy to lend a hand by smacking all conscious thought out of your head with Robbie Avenaim's hyperspeed blastbeats, dematerialising them with Lloyd Honeybrook's dense feedback frequencies and having Nik Kennedy scream at them as they rot on the floor, distracting and lulling you out of existence by means of noisecore. 

Sean Baxter (Percussion), Gearoid Brinn (Guitar) & Dave Brown (Guitar)
Angus Leslie (Voice), James Pankhurst (Bass) & Jenny Barnes (Voice)
FUCKED feat. Robbie Avenaim (Hellish Crossfire On Wooden Coffins), Nik Kennedy (Blastgargling) and Lloyd Honeybrook (Howls of the Feedbax)

The Make It Up Club
Avant Garde Improvised Music and Sound Performance
Every Tuesday night at Bar Open, 317 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy 3065
Doors at 8:30 pm for a 9:00 pm start

Coming up in January 2013:
MIUC's 15th birthday festival over the final 3 Tuesdays in Jan!

Thursday, 13 December 2012

PCS curates MUSIKUNST – 4pm Saturday 29th December 2012

MUSIKUNST is happening on the last Saturday of every month in the basement of The Great Britain Hotel 447 Church St Richmond. Doors open at 4:00pm, performances start at 4:30pm and entry is $5 / $10

This month on Saturday 29th December 2012 is: 

PCS curates MUSIKUNST + Lee Smith's Cathedral 
with special guest VJ Ladylux

The last show of the year at MUSIKUNST will be curated by PCS, an ever changing collective of musicians mostly from Melbourne, focusing on live performance free improvisation with a psychedelic edge.

Sometimes incorporating a visual aspect to their shows, the PCS performance at MUSIKUNST will be no exception to this rule with special guest VJ Ladylux using light projections incorporated into a sonic spatial presentation that will be utilising the full space available in the basement of the GB Hotel.

The final performance and the highlight of the show this month will be the premiere showing of the experimental short film “Cathedral”, the last film by local artist/filmmaker/musician Lee Smith before his untimely death 4 years ago. The soundtrack will be performed live by PCS in a tribute to this glorious film made up of 1,700 individually created images assembled into a kaleidoscopic eruption of visual expression not to be missed.

This month PCS are:

Piers Morgan – pedals, cables, guitars
Steven Gill – pedals, cables, guitars
Terry McDermott – laptop, MAX/MSP, found sound
special guest VJ Ladylux - light projections

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Electric Cultures - Old Bar - 27 Dec 2012

Fallopian Tunes presents Electric Cultures --  a showcase on contemporary experimental electronic music.   The five distinct acts vary in method: from cosmic lounge to abrasive cacophony, industrious beats to tropical revelry.  Electric Cultures is Kristian M Roberts, Dick Threats, Big Yawn, The Dawns and Document Swell on Thursday the 27th of December at The Old Bar.  8 Dollars entry. 
(forwarded from Tim Slattery)

False Start - Monkey - 16 Dec 2012

False Start@ Monkey 
           FALSE START – Reformation 
181 St Georges Road Nth Fitzroy 7PM Sunday 16th December 2012 
Dur-é DARA, percussion 
David BROWN, prepared electric guitar 
David TOLLEY, bass violin, electronics 
Monkey Bar celebrates the reunion of the three original   
members of the highly influential 1980’s improvisation group 
FALSE START, presenting their current sounding, not having 
played together since those heady innovatory days.

(forwarded from Dave Brown)

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

MANIFESTATION # 3 : The 1st publication from Cancermakhluk - a booklet and CD . Each booklet comes with an A4 oversize heavy card stock and an A5 booklet inside. As part of the Solritual, this will be made available on the Wednesday night of the 12th of December. Certain evokers have chosen to contribute dystopian meditations to the compilation. And all participating evokers thoughts and manifestations are documented in the booklet. The offering is bounded by an obi strip with a woodcut print of the rune Kenaz & Mannaz - read right to left - to denote the Opening / Knowledge & the Self . The woodblock is hand engraved, hand cut and printed red on red. The 1st 8 copies come exclusively with a screenprinted insert sigil / seal / logo of Solritual and CM on heavy stock card. The rest come only with CM logo.The Solritual sigil has been conjured by the magikal eye of Abre Ojos and CM's by 407ART of Sweden. Each offering will be consecrated with a mixture of incense and herbs for potent, deep hallucinatory listening. A slew of death industrial, drone ritualism, isolationist spheres and heavy electroniks. Onward to the Southern Sol !!! 1. ROHKONTROL : DOA - KEBAKARAN DI TANAH SELATAN 2. VOIDHANGER : VXASVX 3. VOIDHANGER : YRASTRVH 4. ROTTEUR : AUTOPSY WHILE SENSATE 5. GRIST : THE BEAUTY OF DECLINE 6. ABRE OJOS : GATES THROWN OPEN 7. ROHKONTROL : DOA - MATAHARI SELATAN

Alice Hui-Sheng Chang & Geoff Robinson - The Other Side - 14 Dec 2012

Date: Friday December 14
Time: 5.30 pm for a 6pm start
Place: The Other Side, Level 10, 221 Queen Street, Melbourne

Alice Hui-Sheng Chang and Geoff Robinson will be performing in
response to the exhibition 'A diagram charting the sun’s movement, 14
November 2011 to 28 January 2012, Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Finland'.

Exploring the acoustics of The Other Side and adjacent studio space
through voice, objects and surfaces, Alice and Geoff's performed
sounds will be accompanied by field recordings from the installation’s
original location creating a sonic overlay between the Helsinki site
and Paul Morgan Architects’ design studio.

The performance will be followed by a discussion between Geoff
Robinson and Paul Morgan about the project and exhibition.

A reminder the exhibition finishes on the 21 December;

‘A diagram charting the sun’s movement, 14 November 2011 to 28 January
2012, Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Finland’.
Geoff Robinson
15 October – 21 December 2012
The Other Side, Level 10, 221 Queen Street, Melbourne
Opening hours: Monday-Friday 10am-6pm

Alice's website:
Geoff's Blog:

(forwarded from Alice Hui-Sheng Chang)

Friday, 7 December 2012

Tuesday December 11th @ the Make It Up Club

This week's edition of Make It Up Club is aimed at preparing listeners for the oncoming apocalypse/holiday season with a dose of sheer unadulterated sonic brutality. Young upstarts Fjorn Butler and Cooper Bowman duel it out in analog, mangling their magnetic source material into sonic detritus via electro-interventionist means before smashing it into the other's signal. Jael Edwards' grim(m) dystopian Nothinghunger project is the sound of bone crunching under boot, everything red, then everything black, the audial essence of pure nihilist misanthropy and all those other words David Keenan would use to describe Kristian Vikernes. But fret not, for JK Fuller will be present to ensure that proceedings are still firmly in hedonist party mode with his masterful mastery of conducting and controlling the motion of charged electrons through metal wiring. 

Fjorn Butler (Electronics) & Cooper Bowman (Electronics)
Nothinghunger aka Jael Edwards (Electronics)
Justin K. Fuller (Electronics)

The Make It Up Club
Avant Garde Improvised Music and Sound Performance
Every Tuesday night at Bar Open, 317 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy 3065
Doors at 8:30 pm for a 9:00 pm start

Coming up:
18/12: Sean Baxter, Gearoid Brinn and Dave Brown; Angus Leslie, James Pankhurst and Jenny Barnes; Robbie Avenaim, Nik Kennedy and Lloyd Honeybrook.
January 2013: MIUC's 15th birthday festival over the final 3 Tuesdays in Jan!

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Brown/Dueland-Hansen/Schack-Arnott - Monkey - 9 Dec 2012

(forwarded from Dave Brown):
I'm performing this Sunday evening at Monkey bar in a trio with contrabass player Ida Dueland-Hansen and percussionist Matthias Schack-Arnott. Though I've performed with each of them before it's the first outing for us as a trio. Hope to see a few punters there.

Sunday 9th December at 7PM.
Monkey 181 St George's Road Nth Fitzroy
Phone: 9489 5764

Ida Dueland-Hansen: Contrabass
Matthias Schack-Arnott: Percussion
David Brown: Guitar

Entry by donation in the ice-bucket.

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

OtherFilm Festival 2012 in partnership with New Low - Tonight & Tomorrow


Takahiko Iimura (Tokyo)
Peter Burr / Cartune Xprez (New York)
Artist Film Workshop (Melbourne)
Justin K. Fuller (Melbourne)

Sally Golding (London)
Bruce McClure (New York)
Richard Tuohy (Melbourne)
Matthew Brown (Melbourne)

Jarrod Factor (Melbourne), Marcia Jane 
(Melbourne)Sarah Byrne (Brisbane), Tara Cook, (Melbourne) and Zoe Scoglio, (Melbourne)

New Low, Goodtime Studios, Basement 746 Swanston St Carlton VIC 3054.

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Krakatau - Liberty Social - 12 Dec 2012

Wednesdays at The Liberty Social launches a string of shows in December with some of Melbourne’s most stimulating bands.

In the fifth week of the many weeks ahead, an electronic ensemble come together on Wednesday the 12th of  December to kick start some mid week memories. Krakatau weave their organ jams with kraut rock beats and experimental sounds. With supports from soundscape wizard Monolith and the electronic dream pop sounds of Dear Plastic, The Liberty Social houses some seriously sweet sounds.

 8pm $5


(forwarded from Sam Arthur)

Multiples II - Gasometer - 7 Dec 2012

MULTIPLES II: Audiovisual Modular Synthesizer Experimentation

Alex White (Euro Modular Synth) and Ben Byrne (Laptop with Max/MSP). Together, they produce music pulsating with opposites. Oscillations and disturbances envelop and saturate one another as a host of possibilities surface, pattern and disintegrate.

Abre Ojos:
Sound and vision for dystopian meditation - Featuring imagery and sounds from the new HÄXAN release

Nokes & Cook:
Formal non-hostile merger procedure of 2 separate modular systems into a binding legal entity allowing flexible time share arrangements of each structures assets.

Join us again upstairs at The Gasometer for a night of audiovisual experimentation utilising modular synthesizers.

Friday 7th of December.

Doors at 9pm / $5

(forwarded from Default Jamerson)

Tralala Blip meets Muttboy in Bendigo

Sound Crucible and undue noise present
Tralala Blip & Muttboy Atlantis Tour
Saturday December 8
Old Fire Station, 8pm

View St Bendigo, Tickets at door $10
info at or 0421786595
Tralala Blip meets Muttboy
Northern NSW “purveyors of whimsical electronic pop lusciousness”, Tralala Blip, team up with experimental Castlemaine musician Muttboy, to launch their collaborative vinyl album “Tralala Blip meets Muttboy in Atlantis” They will play songs from the vinyl release and the Tralala Blip songbook, and even invent new ones. Tralala Blip appeared at the Liquid Architecture Festival in Brisbane in 2010.

Klare Lanson 
Klare Lanson is a poet and artist in sound, film and performance. Her practice is motivated by her passionate interest in technology, social error, memory, environment and the everyday. She has presented hundreds of solo and collaborative performances since the mid 90?s, and has toured internationally twice. Klare made a CD entitled ‘Every Third Breath’ (produced by Qua), has been a co-editor of the literary and spoken word anthology Going Down Swinging, was a feature artist in The Material Poem eAnthology, presented work for Meanjin and Overland?s Meanland Project at The Wheeler Centre for Writing and Ideas, has worked with Punctum Inc and recently performed for the 2012 Melbourne Arts Festival. Lo-fi experimental visuals by Bonnie Robertson.
is the sporadic sound art of vocalist Tim Townsend. Consisting of stolen loops, field recordings, moans and groans and improvised vocals
JJ Bull
Justin Bull’s freely improvised guitar with roots in Improv/Free Jazz (and more) has been a feature of Undue Noise events since 2002, appearing as Misty Ra (solo) and in groups Planet Caravan, Soft Black Stars, Osmium and Brakhage,
presented with assistance from the City of Greater Bendigo & cajid media