I started Frustration Jazz earlier this year, initially to put out my own music and I’ve been keeping it pretty quiet until now because of that. But after just three releases – two solo and one by The Drunken Boat – I’m really excited to be puting out the first recordings that I’m not directly involved in. David Palliser’s Lame & Free is a 3-track album of freely improvised music, played mostly on alto sax, influenced by free jazz but definitely non-idiomatic in its approach. David is a member of Melbourne free music legends Charles Ives Singers amongst other acts, as well as being an awesome painter. As for the label, I plan on keeping it pretty wide ranging with a definite bent towards sounds from outside, underneath and in-between. And as much as I like the more free and fucked-up elements of jazz, it’s NOT a ‘jazz’ label.
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Album number four for The Drunken Boat has just been released on Sydney DIY label Chemical Imbalance, our first to be released by someone other than the band (I released the third one on my own label so that doesn’t count)! Side Show is three long tracks of ethno-forgery/psych/noise improvised in September 2014 and housed in handmade sleeves designed by Mitch at Chemical Imbalance. Copies are very limited so get in quick. Click on the image below for the link and whilst you’re there check out some of the other awesome releases on the label.
The Drunken Boat have just released their third CD-R album Birdless Tongues! Three long-form tracks of drone and soundscape, put to SD card in 2012 during the same intensive period of recording that produced Purple Perfumes… but quite different to that album. I play Indian harmonium throughout this one, Dale is on electronics and bulbul tarang (Indian banjo). Available from our Bandcamp site and at gigs, will be puting some in A. G. Picks shortly too for those in Melbourne.
Pat and Dan asked Jesse and I to join them for a Cross Brothers set at The Tote recently, an all ex-pat Hobart affair. Here’s a portion of the result.
My melbourne-based duo with Dale Chapman put out a CD-R last year, our first release, entitled Obliterated Highway. Two tracks of cathartic shit-core noise and a third (over 20 minutes long) of butalist rock n’ roll minimalism involving a two-string guitar and electronics. There’s still a handful of physical copies left, available from our new Bandcamp page. More recordings on the way soon as well.
One from the middle of last year. First time collaboration between Aaron and myself, in front of an audience. Aaron did vocals and pedals, I did electric bouzouki.