Mamitori Ulithi Empress Yonaguni San in Noisey (IT)

Nice review of this wonderful record in the Italian Noisey
read it here

“Gaia Saver 五色 地 図 グ ザ ー ヌ ス Dreaming girl14”, which begins with a delay and a sweet bass line, turns almost immediately into a skein tangled of mutant disco and kraut rock foley, dotted with metal guitars and screeching trumpet, which features the improvised vocal line that makes me think of Damo Suzuki singing a song by Guided By Voices.

wonderfuls – only shadows now OUT NOW

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The Frightening Lights LP out soon


Next release on the label is Australians The Frightening Lights (Elizabeth Downey, Dan Hawkins) 1st LP.

Here are tracks from the LP

stay tuned!

Sky Needle european tour

Throughout September 2013 SKY NEEDLE will perform a series of concerts across Europe. Many of the shows will be with pals MAD NANNA. The history of Australian music has lead to this moment.

The tour is in support of the new SKY NEEDLE LP ‘DEBASED SHAPES’ released on French label Bruit Direct Disques.

The touring band is

Sarah Byrne – vox, percussion
Daniel Jenatsch – string panel
Joel Stern – leghorn, electronics
Alex Cuffe – speaker box bass
Michael Donnelly – debris
Glen Schenau – rhythms

DATES

September 11th 2013 – London UK
Upset The Rhythm presents
SKY NEEDLE, MAD NANNA, PHEROMOANS
http://www.cafeoto.co.uk/sky-needle-mad-nanna-the-pheromoans.shtm
Cafe Oto

September 12th 2013 – Sheffield UK
SKY NEEDLE, MAD NANNA, SWEAT TONGUE
http://www.theaudaciousartexperiment.com/
Audacious Art Space

September 13th 2013 – Brighton UK
SKY NEEDLE, MAD NANNA, SWEAT TONGUE, DYLAN NYOUKIS, PHEROMOANS, MEN OH PAUSE
https://www.facebook.com/events/433580680082523/
Cowley Club

September 14th 2013 – Manchester UK
SKY NEEDLE, MAD NANNA, SWEAT TONGUE
http://goldenlabrecords.wordpress.com/
https://www.facebook.com/events/211779052318569/
Dulcimer Hotel

September 15th 2013 – Bristol UK
SKY NEEDLE, MAD NANNA, many more
https://www.facebook.com/events/169216453261192/
SHHH FESTIVAL, Bristol Folk House

September 18th 2013 – Tilburg, Netherlands
SKY NEEDLE, GHÉDALIA TAZARTÈS’
http://incubate.org/2013/line-up/161/sky-needle
Incubate Festival, Paradox

September 19th 2013 – Rotterdam Netherlands
Worm Presents
SKY NEEDLE, MAD NANNA
http://roodkapje.org/worm-presents-sky-needle-mad-nanna-19-09-2013/
Roodkapje

September 20th 2013 – Amsterdam Netherlands
SKY NEEDLE, MAD NANNA, SWEAT TONGUE
http://occii.org/events/mad-nanna-aus-sky-needle-aus-sweat-tongue/
Occii

September 21st 2013 – Hasselt Belgium
KRAAK presents Australian Open
SKY NEEDLE, MAD NANNA, SWEAT TONGUE, JOEL STERN, UNWAR, MAAN
http://www.kraak.net/en/events/
KC Belgie

September 23rd and 24th 2013 – Bricquebec France
SKY NEEDLE, MAD NANNA
Bricquebec Farmhouse

September 25th 2013 – Caen France
SKY NEEDLE, MAD NANNA
http://ecuyes.blogspot.com/

September 26th 2013 – Paris France
LE NON JAZZ + SDZ EN COLLABORATION AVEC LES INSTANTS CHAVIRÉS
SKY NEEDLE, MAD NANNA, BILL DIREEN
http://www.instantschavires.com/spip.php?article862
Instants Chavires

September 28th 2013 – Berlin, Germany
Noisekoln presents
SKY NEEDLE, MAD NANNA, GENEVA JACUZZI
https://www.facebook.com/events/562526287143757/
Urban Spree

September 29th 2013 – Berlin, Germany
SKY NEEDLE, MAD NANNA, KRAPOOLA
http://www.ausland-berlin.de/skyneedle-mad-nanna
Ausland

FIN

debased shapes review at volcanic tongue

Second full-length album from this amazing Australian homemade instruments orchestra, now upgraded to a seven piece big band: Debased Shapes is a revelation, with the group moving on from the weirdo Sun Ra/Moondog hands-on DIY improvisations of their first album into a liminal zone of left field pop synthesis and ‘debased’ songcraft. Parts of this beautiful album almost sound like a Scratch Orchestra re-imagining of the early Rough Trade sound, stuff like the Raincoats or even The Swell Maps re-crafted for clunky hands-on sound sculptures, with female vocals somehow directing every squawk and dunt towards a vision of psychedelic pop that comes out of invention more than technique. There’s still a dazzling afro-primitive free jazz feel to the choruses of honking geese and thrifty percussion but they feel more like hallucinatory song forms here, true DIY imaginings of heavenly pop hits. A stunning amalgam of sound sculpture, improvised percussive freak out and super personal pop vision. Still no one like them, highly recommended!

All text copyright © David Keenan/Volcanic Tongue
unless otherwise noted

Sky Needle – Debased Shapes ready

We are now ready to take pre-orders for this new record, which ties in nicely with their european tour due to start on Sept 11th at Cafe Oto in London.
The record will be distributed by Little Big Chief and Tedium House/Revolver in the USA, Volcanic Tongue and Infinite Limits in the UK, the band in Australia on their retrun in October and us right here in our new shop where you will find all our previous releases and can save with combined shipping..

Here’s a splendid extract from the Lp, video by Alex Cuffe who plays what looks like a wooden bass or somethin’ in the band