Sunday, December 14, 2008

Fare thee well, 2008.

Sunshine + Grease news.
Kri$Mas opening hours: Wed 17/12 from 12-5. Thu 18/12 from 12-6, Fri 19/12 from 12-8, featuring Free Choice performance at 6:30 pm! Sat 20/12 from 12-5 Wed 24/12 from 12-5.
Sunshine +Grease will be closed from Kri$mas until Thursday the 8th of January 2009. Thats 2 whole weeks off! What’ll I do? Any ideas, email me on .
I hope to see you in the next week or so. If not, have an amazing break.
Here’s the news...
Lots of awesome (new) second hand stock in right now. Books on cults, conspiracy and underground thought. Lots of vinyl, cds, and great cd-rs and cassettes. Come and buy your grandmother the new Gugg tape or the new Circle Pit 7”that she’s been looking for at Brashs. Kri$mas is upon us and I’ll be opening the shop an extra day this week as well as Wednesday next week. That’s right. I’ll be in Sunshine + Grease on Wednesday as well as Thursday, Friday and Saturday. I wont sleep! Speaking of Friday, At 6:30 Friday night we welcome Free Choice into the foyer for a very special instore! For those of you who don’t know, Free Choice is Jarrod Zlatic from Fabulous Diamonds, on the keys and way out there. He’s been away for some time, so come down for and welcome him back.
Also, Downpat is on the radio over the summer break. Wednesday nights from 10 til Midnight on 3RRR, Get OUT! will replace Dance Cadaverous until the 14th of January, (taking a night off on New Years eve.) It’ll be radio like you’ve never heard before.
Seasons greetings, children!
More opening hours to spend at S+G (see above)
Free Choice instore on Friday 19th at 6:30pm.
New second hand gear as well as lots of new new stuff instore now.
Some new stock.
Cassetes by Gugg, Gauntlet and KristovkristoFFerznon + Chris LG Hill design KKf’sonTee shirt.
Natasha Anderson – Spore CD
Pateras, Baxter, Brown - Live at L’Usine CD
Anthony Guerra and Black Petal releases
Expecting more any day now....

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Guerra + Mayson Duo at Sunshine + Grease 2pm Saturday 14/12/08

Just as the Out of Space show is winding up at Bus Gallery this weekend, there is more amazing live performance. This Saturday at Sunshine + Grease (In the very same building), a very special instore is taking place. Anthony Guerra, (Antipan, Your intestines, Paper Wings, Black Petal Label boss) is in town and playing a very special show with Rob Mayson, (Grey Daturas, Bone Sherrif, Collapsed Toilet Vietnam) Anthony has been living in Japan for the last 3 years and chances are we wont see him around here for a while after this. If you can’t make this show, he also plays at the Toff on Sunday night at the Oscar Vincente Slorach-Thorn CD launch at the Toff.
Guerra /Mayson duo - 2 pm start.
Sunshine+Grease – 117 Little Lonsdale st Melbourne.

Alberts Basement & Maximum Arousal present
Oscar Vincente Slorach-Thorn CD LAUNCH.
Sunday December 14th at the Toff In Town.
Doors 8pm. $10 entry.
Playing Times:
DJ Joe Charles and Josh from 8pm.
8.45pm Scratchplate
9.15pm Witness Girl
9.45pm Anthony Guerra(Japan)
10.30pm Oscar Vincente Slorach-Thorn.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Look at these weird weeds.


6magik9 - Thank you for being my codeine AKA Untouched beams that have seen music from inside. cd-r $13
Innig - Liminal Chorus of Dawn cd-r $15
6majik9 - kate moss cdr $15
Brothers of the occult sisterhood - Preying in circles cd (on Root Strata from Belgium) $15
Terracid - Out dual vibration cd-r $15
Terracid - Skies cd-r $15
6majik9 – the majik house cdr $15
Rmeaajlimk - Orphans all around us cd-r $15 (Members of Blank Realm and 6magik9)
Blank Realm / 6magik9 Live 2007 cd-r $15

Leighton Craig – 11 easy pieces CD $28
D.N.E (Eugene Carchesio) – 47 songs that humans shouldn’t sing CD $28
Erkim (Luc Ferrari) & Thomas Lehn – Les protorhythmiques CD $28
Tenniscoats – Totemo Aimasho CD $28
Ueno – Sui Gin CD $28
Greg Davis & Jeph Jerman – Ku CD $28
Robin Fox & Clayton Thomas – Substation CD $28

Bulbs – Light ships cd (Freedom to Spend) $20
Green Beret - one and part two cdr (Sabbatical) $16
Absoluten Calfeutrail – Total Scum Materials cdr (Sabbatical) $16
Absoluten Calfeutrail/Blarke Baier – Conflict Resolution Seminar cdr (Sabbatical) $16
Moffarfarah – Little More cdr (Sabbatical) $16
Default Jamerson – Stable Government and Adequate Sanitation cdr (Sabbatical) $16
Aux Assembly – Even cowgirls get dementia cdr (Sabbatical) $16
Bone Sheriff – Moonee Ponds cdr (Sabbatical) $16
Pikelet – Pre-flight jitters cdr (Sabbatical) $16
Chris Smith and Justin Fuller – cd (Sweat Lung) $16
Birchville Cat Motel – The birds call home their dead cd (Celebrate Psi Phenomenon) $20
Whitehorse – Live at Sinkagura,Osaka 29/06/2005. cd(No Cat)$20
Ian Wadley – Three uneasy pieces cd (Sweat Lung) $12
Magnetics - We are the mountains. We are the fields cd (Sweat Lung) $12
Blarke Baier/Bone Sheriff - Split CD cd (Sweat Lung) $12
Justice Yeldham – Crctrix cd (Sweat Lung) $16
Zbigniew Karkowski – Elasticity of Time cd (Raw Special Effects) $18
Terracid – Skies cdr (musicyourmindwillloveyou) $15
A.M – Rag Red Reverie cd (Pseudo Arcana) $18
Pumice – Sexual*Live Recordings cdr (Pseudo Arcana) $16
Dialling In – Cows in Lye cd (Pseudo Arcana) $18
Temples – Murk cdr (Pseudo Arcana) $16
CJA – Silent Blood cdr (Pseudo Arcana) $16
Keijo and the Free Players – Untitled cdr (Pseudo Arcana) $16
Keijo – Unfolding Emptiness/Decomposing Dawn 2cdr (Pseudo Arcana) $20
Pumice – Spears cdr (Pseudo Arcana) $16
V/A - A lowtides rising cdr (Pseudo Arcana) $16
Seht – Communion 3”cdr (Pseudo Arcana) $12
1/3 Octave Band – The system likes you and wants to be your friend cdr (Pseudo Arcana) $16
The Franciscan Hobbies - At the worlds end cdr (Pseudo Arcana) $16
Antony Miltion and Anthony Guerra – Paper Wings cdr (Pseudo Arcana/Black Petal) $18
Sam Hamilton and Chris O’Connor - Tidal Dee’s and Harboured Dum’s cdr (Pseudo Arcana) $16
The Skaters – Gambling in Ohpa’s Shadow cdr (Pseudo Arcana) $16
Peter Wright – The Broken Kawai cdr (The Seedy R label) $16
Matthew Nidek Anthony Guerra – nb cdr (The Seedy R label) $16
Vluba - .... cdr (The Seedy R label) $16
Anla Courtis – Live In LA cdr (The Seedy R label) $16
Tim Caitlin/Jon Mueller - Plates and Wires cd (edition of 300) (Crouton) $28
Tim Caitlin - Slow Twitch cd (Doctor Jim) $20
Tim Caitlin - Radio Ghosts cd (23 Five Incorporated) $25
Bruce Russell - Gilded Splinters cd (Spirit of Orr records) $24
Bixobal zine - No.5 October 2008 $8
Issue contains: Rob Millis’ Talking Machine; Record History and Rip offs, NNCK’s Dave Nuss spends time with the Source, Ond, Michael Griffin remembered by Aaron Gorseth, Tunnel Canary, Assophone Records, Reviews and Classifieds
Hi God People:On the Astral Plane: An incomplete history of Melbourne Underground Gig Fliers Lisa Radford (ed) $35
Screened Out - Jean Baudrillard $20
The Incredible String Band: Gently Tender - Ken Brooks $18
Imaging her erotics - Carolee Schneemann $35
Sacred Bordello - Charlemagne Palestine $35
A place tells a story: An and collective book project (Book and cd)$49
“Place is layer, is fabric. Community is detail, is flux Definition and Identity are never so clear cut.”
Thank you (scalo) - Robert Frank $16
Jean Cocteau and the Testament of Orpheus - Lucien Clergue $40
Phaidon Encyclopaedia of Surrealism – Rene Passeron $17
Made in Mexico – Institute of Contemporary Art $30
You and I - Poems by Leonard Nimoy $8
My sisters hand in mine – The collected works of Jane Bowles $24
Love and Rockets - Los Brothers Hernandez Various Issues from 1984 to 1994 $8 each
Jimbo - Gary Panter Various Issues $8 each
Black Hole - Charles Burns Various issues $10 each
Try – Dennis Cooper $10
Jerk - Dennis Cooper (artwork by Nayland Blake) $12

Ernie Althoff opens Out of Space at Bus Gallery

7 shows to go over the next 2 weeks. Come on down.
Out of Space: A Festival of Performances and Sound Installations starts this THURSDAY! It's at Bus Gallery, 117 Little Lonsdale st. The festival features 23 artists over 2 weeks with nightly performances and daily installations. The opening night is this thursday 4th Dec, 8pm, with the automated contraptions of Ernie Althoff, Robbie Avenaim and Dale Gorfinkel. Bus gallery will literally be out of space, filled with sound sculptures, self-made instruments, contraptions, lasers, musicians and artists and audiovisual wonderment.
OUT OF SPACEFestival of Performances + Sound Installations4-13 December 2008
BUS: 117 Little Lonsdale St Melbourneperformances 8pm sharp, except sunday 3pminstallations+constructions wed-sat 12-5pm$5/10 donation
thurs 4thErnie Althoffwonderment+inventionsSSL: Robbie Avenaim/Dale Gorfinkelprepared vibes+automated percussion
fri 5thChris Nylstochmultiple TVs+electronicsJezzatamplified objects,captured noise
sat 6thRoss Manninglights+electronics+invented contraptionsThe Donkey's Taleexperimental garage ensemble
sun 7th, 3pmRoss Manning/Dale Gorfinkel/Robbie Avenaimcontraptions+automatonsMarco Fusinato/Oren Ambarchimodified guitars+electronics
wed 10thRobin Foxlaptop+lasersDylan Martorellnew selfmade instruments
thurs 11thRiki-Metisse Marlowautomated sound sculpturesLachlan Conn/Michael Priorlight,dope+locked grooves
fri 12thPhilip Samartzis/Rosalind Hall/Arek Gulbenkoglu/Dale Gorfinkel/Natasha Andersonmultiple speakers,laptop,modified saxophone,electronics,objects,giant recorder,percussion
sat 13thNatasha Andersonlatex sound sculptures+giant recorderHelmet Headlive AV duo from outer space

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Bus gets spaced by the Out of Space festival from the 4th of December

Bus gets spaced by the Out of Space festival from the 4th of December

OUT OF SPACE Festival of Performances + Sound Installations 4-13 December 2008
BUS: 117 Little Lonsdale St Melbourne performances 8pm sharp, except sunday 3pm installations+constructions wed-sat 12-5pm
Performances $5/10 donation
thurs 4th
Ernie Althoff
SSL: Robbie Avenaim/Dale Gorfinkel
prepared vibes+automated percussion
fri 5th
Chris Nylstoch
multiple TVs+electronics
objects,captured noise
sat 6th
Ross Manning
lights+electronics+invented contraptions
The Donkey's Tale
experimental garage ensemble
sun 7th, 3pm
Ross Manning/Dale Gorfinkel/Robbie Avenaim
Marco Fusinato/Oren Ambarchi
modified guitars+electronics
wed 10th
Robin Fox
Dylan Martorell
new selfmade instruments
thu 11th
Riki-Metisse Marlow
automated sound sculptures
Lachlan Conn/Michael Prior
light,dope+locked grooves
fri 12th
Philip Samartzis/Rosalind Hall/Arek Gulbenkoglu/Dale Gorfinkel/Natasha Anderson
multiple speakers,laptop,modified saxophone,electronics,objects,giant recorder,percussion
sat 13th
Natasha Anderson
latex sound sculptures+giant recorder
Helmet Head
live AV duo from outer space
And something well worth heading north for:Begins on the 26th of November. For more info, go to

Thursday, November 6, 2008

I've never been to Tasmania, but if I do get down there one day, I'll be going to gallery 6a.... And I'll be looking for a Tasmanian Devil to bring back to the mainland to keep my housemate's cats company. Gallery 6a is accepting submissions for a film festival...I think they'll even accept video if you ask nicely. Look here:

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Instore performance on Saturday 8/11/08

2pm start on Saturday. Joel Stern, Rosalind Hall, Dale Gorfinkel and Ian Wadley Carnival Band.
Come down for some Hot improv and some cool refreshments.

New gear at Sunshine and Grease from great Australian Labels.

Sunshine + Grease has recently received stock from some truly independant Aussie labels.
They are Trapdoor Tapes, White Circle, Lexicon Devil, Naturestrip, Breakdancethedawn and Musicyourmindwillloveyou. Below, you will also find a listing of very limited and extremely rare quality releases from Australian ex-pat label, Black Petal. Dig.

Recieved yesterday in the mail was a box of very beautifully packaged releases from Japan. The label is Black Petal, run by a bloke named Anthony Guerra, Australian ex-pat, living in Japan for the last few years. If you don’t already know about Anthony and his music, you should. An unique and inventive and adaptable improviser and all round good guy.
Anthony has played with all manner of people over the last 10 years or so, including Dean Roberts, Joel Stern, Oren Ambarchi, Rob Mayson (Grey Daturas), Antony Milton, Peter Blamey, Matt Earle, Adam Sussman. and is going to be in Melbourne later in the year. Look out for show at the Toff.

He started Black Petal 3 or 4 years ago just before he moved to Japan and has released nearly 20 deeply beautiful, heavy, and often demanding releases since. Now at Sunshine & Grease. Please note that all releases are very limited. :

Anthony Guerra – ‘empty kingdoms’
First release on the label... Melancholy dripping from Anthony’s strings as our lonesome Guerra returns from his quest to find all was for naught.

Muura - ‘ scarlet urmine sandstone lady’
Primal vocals, electric guitar, bludgeoning drumkit and analog synthesiser all played simultaneously, recorded direct to cassette deck in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales,. Muura is matt earle, also of stasis duo, x-wave, your intestines, antipan, XnobbqX and more. cdr with beautiful handmade covers.

Antony Milton ‘guitar has strings’
A year without your guitar can seem a lifetime. Psuedo Arcana boss returns from india to his beloved beast and makes this record. simple fucked up guitar figures break through cassette deck mud. we proudly guarantee no flash finger frenzies.. this is raw folk glories and blues for everybody. cdr with handmade covers.

Mattin 'songbook 3'
Post-VU down-strummed trash nihilism and savage intent. werner dafeldecker (autistic daughters, polwechsel, etc) adds his most bloody-minded bass playing on half the tracks, and the other half feature Noid of Vienna on cello. cdr with handmade covers.
Ray Off 'nothing like a ribbon around a parcel'
Jimb Currin presents the new big-band incarnation of Ray Off.. with pamela poppins, katrina thomson and mr tim cornelius (sandoz lab technicians). haunted laments and frazzled insanity in equal doses..beautiful moments to end your night and to destroy your day. cdr with handmade covers.

Vodka sparrows 'death a thousand times over'
late night comedown heaviness for drinkers close to gone. anthony guerra & mark leacy (castings) on electric guitars. cdr with super special cord-bound washi wrapped covers.

dj white pimpernell 'lovedjwhitepimpernellxxx'
black petal debut for the white pimpernell. shit-hot white noise and sick beats mate. a one man tour de (brut) force of drum machine, electronics, electric guitar, shredded voice... and he still manages to pump his fist. djwhitepimpernell is adam sussmann of mosseisley, stasis duo and your intestines. cdr with handpainted covers.

muura 'el dorado'
muura returns on a sombre note. winter music. cdr with handmade covers.
the north sea: 'on the endless golden skyway'
brad rose joins the black petal family, with contributions from valerio cosi. Tender earth-bound songs for hand and hoof eventually grow wings and scramble straight into the core of the sun. cdr with handpainted covers. Very last copies.

the impromptulons 'beat it / beat off'
6 piece improv slop from brisbane featuring mr joel stern and members of such classic brisbane groups as the perfect lovers, no guru and faber castell. apparently born from the mantra of 'everybody solos, nobody solos'; this sounds more like 'everybody is on the one, nobody is on the one'. 3" cdr with handmade covers. Black Petal says this is sold out, so I’d say these2 are the last available.

matt earle 'golden guitar'
sometimes muura just wants to be himself. harshest yet. vocals and acoustic guitar recorded by a dying fire in the murky winter dark of the blue mountains. cdr with special thread-bound covers.

the minerals 'sapphire mind'
a pre-Muura project and the inspiration for 'scarlet urmine sandstone lady'. existentialist robot fucken love blues. strictly limited 3" cdr with reversible cover. now sold out at source (that was fast). please contact eclipse, boa melody bar or warszawa for last copies.

geodesic domes of the eastern seaboard 'viscous '70s magnets multiplied by nothing' (back in stock)
savage fuzz guitar recast into alien dancefloor shapes by one of sydney's best kept secrets. there is only one true gentleman of the guitar: mr peter blamey. 3" cdr. a couple of copies now back in stock.

city people's farmer's music 'afternoon tea' (back in stock)
tender drone damage from nz's finest, sam hamilton and mark sadgrove. drink a cup of the new blood. 3" cdr. a couple of copies back in stock.

muura 'black bird sings'
the brutal (re-)return of muura. in the pounding style of 'scarlet urmine sandstone lady' multiplied by infinity. cdr. out now and selling fast. hooly dooly!

michael rodgers 'curtained moon'
long awaited solo guitar release from mr michael rodgers of broken hands. pure nightime ritual music.. the street enters the house.. and the guitar weaves around the sounds of london which intrude from every window and every door..

paper wings 'ash field'
New! - the paper wings (anthony guerra & antony milton). debut album, following their competition-smashing contribution to Last Visible Dog comp "crows of the world". out now to coincide with mr milton's cancelled european conquest. cd. split release with pseudoarcana.

Trap Door Tapes
Melbourne was recently visited by the mysterious and shitTrapdoor Tapes label. Bands played shows and fortunate minds were blown. I picked up a bunch of stock before Luke flew north. Check out their myspazz if you need any more evidence that the devil is taking his holidays on the Sunshine coast. I’m not really up to speed on a lot of this stuff, and I still haven’t heard them all, so I’m just going to list them.
If you want more info, or want to hear em’come into the shop.
Armpit-Tron 2 cd-r Awesome NZ huffers play the blues.
Arklight-Apmonia-Isonomy-Attunement cd-r
Unique Oil free air - New Stuff cd-r
Hillspirit-Occult of Lambs blood cd-r
Apple in a cathedral – s/t cd-r
Septic Surge – We are cancer cd-r.
Ded Stix cd-r
Mshing-Live at Sedition cd-r
Neckhold – Horse tape
Sun of the sevent sister -290906 tape
Minxxxxxxxxx-Dry dock tape
Shambolic Destiny – Vestigal Limb tape

Lexicon Devil:
F/i – Space Mantra cd
F/i-Blue Star/Merge Parlour cd
F/i-The past darkly/The future lightly. Rare and unreleased 1983-1989 cd
F/i-Why not now?...Alan! cd
F/i-Paradise out here cd
Vibracathedral Orchestra-My gate’s open, tremble by my side cd


Joel Stern-Objects Masks Props
NS3006 - Joel Stern - Objects, Masks, Propsmp3 sample - Dead Lakes (track 6)
Brisbane based but often found wandering throughout Australia and regions far further out, Joel Stern, has been restlessly, compulsively, devising, capturing, constructing this album on and off over the past 6 and a bit years (2001-2008). Created from instrumental debris, snatches of environmental sound (Ethiopia, India, Toowoomba, his lounge room), and a poetic sensitivity for incoherence, Objects.Masks.Props, is the clearest and most potent reflection yet of Joel's musical and artistic approach - somewhere between music concrete, art brut, free noise, cinema, abstraction, and the farmyard..

Toshiya Tsunoda – Scenery of decalcomania
Tarab – Surfacedrift
Loren Chasse – The Footpath

White Circle Records:
John Nixon’s White Circle Records is a cd-r label primarily focused on releasing Nixon related projects.
Just in today:
The Donkey’s Tail- Progression
The Donkey’s Tail-Radio Mix
The Donkey’s Tail-Live Stutter presents at Horse Bazaar
The Donkey’s Tail-Second hand watch
And 2 DVD’s of live Donkey’s Tail performances:
Maximum Arousal presents with Marco Fusinato DVD
Toff and Toff Backwards DVD

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Vijay Thiliamuthu instore at Sunshine + Grease FRiDaY 17/10/08

This Friday at Sunshine and Grease. 6pm start.

Vijay Thillamuthu is doing an instore at S+G on Friday at 6pm> > Vijay Thillaimuthu is an experimental musician/filmmaker that has his> roots in free jazz improvisation and esoteric analogue electronics. He> creates a situation whereby anarchic and defunct technologies> democratically combines analogue debris and signal feedback. The> result is an extreme environment of heavy voltage sensory stimulation.> >> >

Sunshine+Grease is at Bus Gallery which is at Lvl 1 of 117 Little> Lonsdale st Melbourne.> Open 12-6 Thu – 12- 8 Fri – 12 – 6 Sat.>

Friday, September 19, 2008

New at Sunshine & Grease 19/09/08

Big shipment from the US arrived last week... More goodness in-store all the time.
For those of you who have not visited, the shop can be found open on Thu 12-6, Fri 12-8 and Sat 12-6 at 117 little Lonsdale st Melbourne (Bus Gallery). Buying and selling new and second hand quality sound, literature and Audio-visual product.

Contact the shop during the above hours on 03 9671 4566. Or email me at I do mail order all over the world and take paypal and all major credit cards except Diners.

Graham Lambkin & Jason Lescaleet -The Breadwinner cd $27 (Erstwhile)
Anthony Pateras and Robin Fox-Flux Compendium cd $27 (Editions Mego)
Anthony Pateras-Chromatophore cd $29 (Tzadik)
Teiji Ito-Watermill cd $29 (Tzadik)
Valerio Tricoli-Metaprogramming from within the eye of the storm cd$20 (BW)The
David Behrman-On the other ocean cd $28 (Lovely Music)
Robert Ashley-Now Eleanor’s idea cd with book $40 (Lovely Music)
Steve Gunn-Sundowner cd $25 (Digitalis Recordings)
Taku Sugimoto-Mienai LP $34 (Weird Forest)
Takehisa Kosugi-Violin Improvisations cd $27 (Lovely Music)
Celer-The everything and the nothing cd $27 (Infraction)
Christian Fennesz-Fennesz plays 10” $22 (Editions Mego)
Schneider-Albertino 12” $25 (Cadenza)
Fairmont-I need medicine 12”EP $24 (Border Community)
Intrusion-Tswana Dub 12” $25 (Echospace)
Subway-Simplex{Gatto Fritto Mix} 12” $24 (Soul Jazz)
Belong-Same Places (slow version) Single sided LP with Savage Pencil engraving on second side $30 (Table of the Elements)
Rick Reed-Dreamz/Blue Polz LP $35 (Elevatorbath)
Gazheart (Rita Ackerman with Dave Nuss) single sided LP with Rita Ackerman etching $35 (Locust)
No-Neck blues band-Intonomancy cd $25 (Sound@1)
No-Neck blues band-Aftypiclipse>for Jazzfinger LP $30 (Sound@1)
Locum-Metal Bird and Horror Bell cd $20 (iiii)
Daniel Beban-The Aldwych cd-r $12 (Silt Loam)
Lukas Simonis-Stots cd $24 (No Label)
Kawabata Makoto-We don’t know where we came from pt. 1 & 2.$35 (Important)
Storm Bugs-Up the Middle Lp $28 (Fusetron)
Dennis Duck-Dennis Duck goes disco double LP $38 (Pooh Bah records)
The Mysterious Thai Record LP $20 (Mississippi records)
Lichens-Omns cd+dvd $30 (Kranky)
QuintetAvant-En Concert á la sale des fétes cd $27 (Editions Mego)
Suarasama-Fajar Di Atas Awan cd $25 (Drag City)
Harry Tausig-Fate is only once and other blues, ragtime, and fingerpicking tunes LP $26 (Tompkins Square)
Richard Crandell-In the flower of our youth solo acoustic guitar $26 (Tompkins Square)
The Legendary Pink Dots-Poppy Variations double LP $38 (Beta-Lactum ring records)
Lau Nau-Nukkuu cd $27 (Locust)
Lau Nau-Nukkuu LP $32 (Locust)
Nalle-The Siren’s wave LP $32 (Locust)
Richard Metzger-Deliverance LP $32 (Locust)
Henry Flynt & the Insurrections-I don’t wanna cd $28 (Locust)
Henry Flynt & Nova Billy double LP $40
Townes Van Zandt-Absolutely Nothing cd $29 (Normal)
Simon Finn-Pass the distance LP $45 (Mayfair Music)
Maya-Y 10”$24 (Discalcula)
Josephine Foster-The Coming Gladness cd $30 (Bo’Weavil)
Josephine Foster-A wolf in sheep’s clothing cd $28 (Locust)
Sun City Girls-You’re never alone with a cigarette cd $28 (Abduction)
Royal Trux-Hand of Glory LP $25 (Drag City)
Stone Harbour-Emerge cd $29 (Lion Productions L.L.C/Hallucinations)
Angel Blood-Mambo Mange LP $30 (Locust)
Xhol-Motherfxxkers GMBH & Co KG LP $42 (Wah Wah)
The Dog Faced Hermans-Mental Blocks for all ages LP $20 (Mississippi records)
The Lollipop Shoppe-Just Colour cd $30 (Rev-Ola)
True Primes/Black Vatican-White hot now wave split 2 ways LP $30 (Locust)
Maher Shalal Hash Baz-Live-1984-85 cd $32 (PSF)
Reiko Kudo-Rice field silently riping in the night cd $24 (Magikick records)
Various Artists, compiled by the Climax Golden Twins-Victorola Favourites-Artefacts from bygone days: first edition HC book + 2 cd. $60 (Dust to Digital)
Various Artists-Thai Beat A Go-Go cd Vol. 2: Groovy 60’s sounds from the land of Smile cd $32
So so many white tigers-Picture disc LP $28 (Weird Forest)
....Also Amazing stuff on Venting Gallery. Just in. Enquiries most welcome. Will list individual items with prices next time. Vital.

Here’s to Love! - A film by Scott Foust $30 (Swill Radio)
The Invasion of the Thunderbolt Pagoda - Ira Cohen $48 (Arthur/Saturnalia)
The films of Kenneth Anger Volume 1 $42 (Fantoma)
The films of Kenneth Anger Volume 2 $42 (Fantoma)
Lichens-Omns cd+DVD $30 (Kranky)
The Holy Modal Rounders...Bound to Lose $28 (Badbird)
Strangers with candy-Season 3 Double DVD $28 (Comedy Central)

Victorola Favourites-Artefacts from bygone days: first edition HC book + 2 cd. $60 (Dust to Digital)
Compiled by the Climax Golden Twins.
My battle of Algiers: A memoir-Ted Morgan HC book. $24
Bixobal #4-Digest Fanzine edited by Eric Lanzilotta. Articles on Stomu Yamashta, Fernando Arrabal, Raymond Dijkstra as well as Akio Suzuki’s diary and loads of reviews. Quality! $6
The Hearing Trumpet-Leonora Carrington (Exact Change) $29
Joseph Cornell’s dreams-Joseph Cornell edited by and with an introduction by Catherine Corman(Exact Change) $28
Just in Time: Poems 1984-94 – Robert Creely (New Directions) $22
Charlemagne Palestine-Sacred Bordello $35
Scar Lover-Harry Crews $16
Feast of Snakes-Harry Crews $16
Sincere apologies to he who emailed me about this the other week. I can’t find the email or your details. Pls contact me asap if you would like me to put these aside for you.

Much more in-store.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Launch and opening hours

Sunshine & Grease Opening hours from Thursday 24th of July.

Thu 12-6

Fri 12-8

Sat 12-6

117 Little Lonsdale st Melbourne Victoria, 3000.

Last Thursday saw the opening of the shop. Finally.

Over the weekend, Bus hosted the Sunshine & Grease opening weekend festival. (I couldn't think of a better name, but I couldn't think of a better line-up either.)

19 acts performed over 2 days in an icy bus on a concrete floor. Sunday night must have been close to freezing. But a good crowd of good folks came out to drink beer and warm the shop with some good company and great music. I'd like to thank all who played: Cougar Flashy, eyeoff, Jason Heller, Always, Juarez and Absoluten Calfeutrail, Wasted Truth, The French, Paeces, Anthony Pateras, Lost Animal, Circle Pit, Panel of judges, Bam Brothers, Neil Sweeney, Evelyn Morris with Bum Creek, The Ancients, JKFuller, Helmet Head and Collapsed Toilet Vietnam.

And to all others who helped out: Sarah, Kristie, Liz, Annalee, Ai, Pegs, Lachlan, Chris and Simon and also to the artists that gave their work for the raffle: Rod, Harriett, James, Grant, Simon, Dylan, Chris and Fjorn. Thanks.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Sunshine & Grease is here! Real shop open soon!

Sunshine & Grease is a new store , sharing a home at 117 little Lonsdale st with Bus Gallery.

SG will stock the best of local and imported literature, music and dvd's as well as anything else I feel is worth your attention. I'll be doing new and secondhand, cos' I hate the disposability of culture today and good work has legs. So If you've got things you think I might want, please get in touch. New or second hand. I'll stock anything from bedroom production to Capital records if it's any good.

I'll be stocking underground music: rock, punk folk, jazz, ol'timey blues, hillbilly, 20 & 21C composition, electronic, ethno, pop, noise, outsider musix and just about anything else of substance.

I am also searching for the best in self published books, zines, comics and art catalogues. Once again, please feel free to let me know if you think you've got something to share. I have my eye on a bunch of stuff overseas but have had trouble finding good local gear recently. I know it's out there. As well as this, I'll be stocking quality second hand literature, new fiction and non, art books, politics, etc, and maybe even the odd glossy magazine.

I'll also have some quality dvd and video.

A list of favourites: Films and Directors:

Wicker Man
Come and see
La Grande Bouffe
Bad Santa
Sweet Movie
Holy Mountain
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Some Writers:

Paul Bowles

Jane Bowles

Charles Bukowski

Jerome Badanes

Dame Darcy


J.G Ballard

Leonora Carrington

Christos Tsiolkas


Some things for sale will be listed here. If you like the look of something, copy and paste it into an email to me. I'll send you my paypal and you can make a payment. Email order first, as I have limited quantities of just about everything. I'll also accept Direct debit if you're in Australia. And I'll keep this blog up and running until I have a website of some description for all of you outside of Melbourne. My email is patap50(at)gmail(dot)com

I'll be more than happy to send stuff overseas, of course.

All prices listed on this blog will be WITHOUT postage.

Postage and handling within Australia is $3.oo for 1 or 2 CDs, , $5 for 3–4 CDs. $3.00 for a DVD, and $3 for a video or zine. Vinyl orders 1–3 LPs will cost you $8. 1–3 x 7" inches will be $3 to anywhere in Australia. International shipping for a CD should be about $5 to anywhere in the world. My intention is to charge good fair shipping rates. Please be patient with me as I'm new at this. Keeping this in mind, these listed postage prices may change once I'm a little the wiser.


So that Beauty shall not perish. Vol. 1 (Antireality) 7" AU$15

A small but passionate collection of mystifying music from around the world, culled from vernacular 78's (and one postage stamp!) of Asia and Africa. Cultures represented are Swahili (Kenya), Kannada (India), esraj music (India), Armenian, Bhutanese, and North Vietnamese.

Alastair Galbraith - Orb (Nextbestway) CD AU$25

Alastair's first album of songs in years. Orb is every bit as good as earlier solo efforts. Alastair's distinct sound (backward tape-looping, home recording techniques, timeless songwriting) is definitely a precurser to the "new w. folk" thing. Deeply intimate mood abounds, as you'd expect. It's immediately apparent that he's as good as ever as the opening track "Here not there" floats around the room like thick smoke. One of the most unique voices in modern music.

Valerio Tricoli - Metaprogramming from within the eye of the storm
(Bowindo Recordings) CD AU$20

"Valerio Tricoli is at the centre of a resurgent Italian interest in the possibilities of electroacoustic sound design and radical improvisation...

Metaprogramming..., a single, 35 minute drift, has an aleatory feel to it, but is in fact an artfully assembled audio environment. A cryptic, two-sided square of card sits inside the jewel case. There's a grainy image, the details hard to make out. Sickly light seeps into the frame from a distant window, but it doesn't penetrate far-we're left with a shadowy space, nameless obstructions strung across it, and, at the centre, a dense smudge which could be someone's head. Listening to "Metaprogramming..." is like exploring this room and it's nameless random contents. There are passages of almost total silence-sporadic, distant rustles, the faintest of evanescent chimes-and then sudden, almost industrial incursions, the aural equivalent of scraping your shins on a lurking chunk of rusty metal.Later in the piece, Tricoli introduces hovering, processed drones, arcane buzzes and shrieks gather in the upper register and the sense of simulated space is opened and shut with disorientating speed, the painstakingly constructed soundstage collapsing in on the listener. Tricoli summons a string of shockwaves from his minimal resources, and by the time it reaches its indeterminate conclusion, "Metaprogramming..." has attained a brooding intensity which borders on the psychedelic."Chris Sharp (The Wire 271 August 2006)

Tricoli recently played 3 nights in Melbourne as part of the MIBEM festival. Solo, and in Collaboration with Sean Baxter (Embers/Pateras,Baxter,brown) and with Passenger of Shit, he shone in all situations. Valerio is also a member of 3/4hadbeeneliminated.

Dimethyl atonal calcine/Shifting position dub redux 7" AU$10

The white label side of this 7 (It has blank labels) ends with one of the best locked grooves I have ever heard. If that aint value enough, both of these tracks are amazing, though the "Shifting position dub redux" on the black side, is a serious slab of wonky strangeness. On real heavy black vinyl.

SNAWKLOR - Quick be the feet that run to mischief (Outer) CD AU$20

“Quick be the feet that run to mischief” mixes elements of field recordings, electronics and live instrumentation

such as trumpet, damaged guitar, analogue synth, recorder (played by Julie Burleigh), home made instruments and junk.

The album sees long time collaborators, Dylan Martorell (Hi-God People) and Nathan Gray tripping through the bush, lost at night, eyes flashing in the shadows from every dark place. A strange sonic world filled with swamps and weird amphibious creatures, huge Lizards stomping through the scrub and birds of colours you’ve never seen before. Prehistoric sounds of a different kind. PO'B

AI YAMAMOTO - Euphonious (Outer) CD AU$15

On Euphonious, Ai creates simple modern pop-scapes. Post Aphex/Eno/Rifle/Kraftwerk ambience.

JEFF MAGNUM - Orange twin field works vol. 1 (Orange Twin) CD AU$15

Orange Twin Field Works Vol. I is a series of musical doors and paths taking you into areas of Bulgaria and the surrounding regions. Recorded and edited by Jeff Mangum, these recordings amazingly transform the listener into feeling as if he or she were on site watching celebrators march down the streets in suits made of bells or winding thru crowds to hear angelic harmonies rising in the distance. The songs are all traditional to the areas in and around Bulgaria and performed by an array of local talent.

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J D EMMANUEL - Wizards (Dreamtime Taped sounds, Belgium) LP AU$32

There's a reason why this album has been the object of nerdly desires for years, and the subject of a 2007 reissue. Wizards' 37 minutes contain some of the most delicate, captivating minimal electronic ideas ever put to tape. It is a song cycle containing five parts, each one based upon a cyclical synth pattern along with some form of melody. "Part II: Prayer" builds upon "Part I"'s simple repetition of notes with a more free-form use of sharp synth melody. These two tracks are similar in theme to much of Cluster's Zuckerzeit or parts of Low's second half. That is, it wanders along with other classic kosmiche nebula not missing a beat.The album's three remaining tracks are longer and even more cosmic in spirit. Actually, the more I listen to these longer pieces the less Terry Riley I hear. These parts are more raw than anything the American minimalists recorded, and actually remind me of Conrad Schnitzler's Rot and Blau albums and Klaus Schulz's best work. Emmanuel does an excellent job of humanizing the synth without sacrificing the idea that it is an electronically programmed device. At its best, Wizards can either assist in relaxation as an ambient soundtrack or be the vehicle to whatever conscious voyage you wish to take.It goes without saying that 2007 is a great revival year for Mr. Emmanuel. Still alive and well and living in Texas, Daniel has recently updated his site and has been posting some rare pressings of his work on eBay. The demand for a vinyl reissue of Wizards twenty five years after its release is direct proof of his growing influence on modern spiritual music. He says that a cd reissue is in the works, so those of you without turntables who want a copy won't have to wait much longer. But for now, you must seek out the last remaining copies of the vinyl or play the samples he provides on his website. Either way, Wizards and all of Emmanuel's work is worth your time.
(Population Doug Blogspot)
Screenprinted cover.

J D EMMANUEL - Wizards (North Star Productions) LP AU$35
Original 1982 pressing of the above record.

J D EMMANUEL - Wizards (North Star Productions) CD AU$29

Cd releae of the abve record.

J D EMMANUEL - Rain forest music, Ocean music, Visions of life (North Star Productions) CD AU$29

This complilation is created from the original tapes and LP. The tracks were cut from the original tapes and digitized at 196 hHz/24 bit for the production of this CD.

Synths, processed guitar and processed field recordings of and inspired by nature.

BETA ERKO - I'm ok You're ok (Quecksilber) CD AU$30

Beta Erko features members Anthony Pateras, Martin Ng, Robin Fox an MC Vulk Macedonski. No comparison will do this justice. This is the maddest hip-hop you will ever hear.

CHARLRMAGNE PALESTINE & TONY CONRAD - An aural symbiotic mystery (Sub Rosa) CD $31

On An Aural Symbiotic Mystery, their first-ever issued collaboration from what was their fourth concert together in three decades-- Conrad and Palestine happen upon one of the most inspired releases of either of their careers.


BRION GYSIN - One night at the 1001 (Sub Rosa) CD AU$40

One cd is rare recordings by Brion Gysin himself in his club in Tanger, mid-‘50s, the other is a long monologue about Sufi rituals.


In the mythology of the village of Joujouka, Boujeloud is a half-man/half-goat creature who bears a great resemblance to the ancient god Pan. Each year for a week following the Islamic festival of Aid El Kebir (the Big Feast) the musicians enact the pagan-like ritual of Boujeloud. A man sewn into black goat-skins dances wildly while the musicians play a suite of music to both calm the beast and to scare him away. Joujouka music is played on either small bamboo flutes called liras or on the loud oboe-like rhaita and is backed by their primal drumming. The Masters Musicians utilise circular breathing to play long notes over which the lead pipers play melodies and solos. This CD demonstrates the trance inducing sounds of Joujouka.


JOHN FAHEY - The great Santa Barbara oil slick (Water/Revenant) CD AU$31

In his later years, John Fahey might have given this album a different title – maybe The Great Albatross Hung Around My Neck. Recorded in concert at San Francisco’s Matrix in 1968 and at an undetermined location about a year later, this is the kind of stuff that made Fahey’s music so well loved, and it’s exactly the sort of thing that he spent most of his late career excoriating. I can see why; what artist wants to compete with their own near-perfect early work?


JON APPLETON & DON CHERRY - Human Music (Water) CD AU$31

"This 1969 avant-garde collaboration between trumpeter Don Cherry and electronics pioneer Jon Appleton was originally released on legendary jazz producer Bob Thiele's Flying Dutchman label. Consisting of four compositions with the titles 'Boa,' 'Oba,' 'Abo,' and 'Bao,' Human Music finds Cherry stretching out on various flutes and African percussion instruments in addition to pocket trumpet. Original artwork. Detailed liner notes." Includes two bonus tracks, "Don" and "Jon."

THE HOLY MODAL ROUNDERS - Bird song Live 1971 (Water) CD AU$31

"Calling the Holy Modal Rounders 'legendary' is an understatement. Peter Stampel, Steve Weber and company were the original 'acid folk rock' band. This 1971 previously unreleased live radio broadcast, captures these wild and wacky visionaries at their peak. Includes their two biggest 'hits' -- 'If You Want to be a Bird' (featured in the Easy Rider movie & soundtrack) and 'Boobs A Lot' (not politically correct, but still very funny). There's also a song by former Rounder and legendary playwright Sam Shepard and a Johnny Otis tune thrown for good measure as well. This expanded seven piece version of The Rounders cover rock, latin, swing and everything in between during this nearly hour long show -- all through a good time, beatnik haze."

BATTIATO - Fetus (Water) CD AU$31

"Fetus is an album beyond all definition. It’s a masterpiece of daring and almost stupid risks that work every single time..... In little more than half-an-hour, Battiato takes us through eight uniquely super-detailed songs that tug at the heart strings as no other experimental record ever could. "

(Julian Cope)

RICHARD BRAUTIGAN - Listening to Richard Brautigan (Collector's choice/Harvest) CD AU$20

Listening to Richard Brautigan began as a spoken-word record album project at Zapple, a subsidiary of The Beatle's Apple Corps Ltd. record label, but was never completed. Resurrected by Harvest Records, it contained poems, anecdotes, and telephones. The effect was an alternative view of Brautigan.

COOLHAVEN - Stromblocque Phantasien (Stora/Freibank) CD AU$20

ANIMAL COLLECTIVE - Strawberry Jam (Domino) CD AU$30

MICHAEL YONKERS - The Big Balloon/It's you again 7" (Artschooldropout) AU$10

2 awesome Michael Yonkers tracks on this beaut' 7'' with screenprined artwork by Nathan Gray. Side A's the big balloon comes from 68. (out-take from Micro-Miniature Love sessions) What a year! What a riot of a song! Side B comes from 2004...Yes, well, its a different time, alright, but Yonkers still has IT! Amazing!

FABULOUS DIAMONDS - Self titled (Nervous Jerk) 7" and bonus CD AU$13

Fabulous Diamonds Deliver 5 soupy pop dervishes that hit hard and hang in the air like bong smoke. Recorded in 2006, this one is ltd to 500 copies. If you're in the US, look out for them in June when they tour with Times New Viking and Psychedelic Horseshit

FABULOUS DIAMONDS - 7 songs (Nervous Jerk) CD AU$20

The Fabdime duo of Nisa Venerosa (Percussion & Vocals) and Jarrod Zlatic (Organ, Tape, Delay, Sax, Voice) return with 7 songs, (It's true) More dubby minimal punk monk mantra jams to feel alright to. Great artwork as always.

HI-GOD PEOPLE/DEAD C - Split 12" (Nervous Jerk) LP AU$26

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DAVID TOOP - Exotica - Fabricated soundscapes in a real world. AU$15

Although Toop's subject is predominantly that of fabricated soundscapes in a real world, a music which has come to be categorised as exotica, his roots are literary and extend to novelistic cosmographers like Herman Melville, Joseph Conrad and William Burroughs. Toop is erudite, but refreshingly unacademic in the way his texts are interspersed with autobiography, anecdote, interviews and fiction. Bringing imaginative criticism to bear on a range of subjects from the beginnings of ethnic music to Josephine Baker and Yma Sumac, Les Baxter and Martin Denny, Toop succeeds in aligning the concept of the exotic with world music. In a century in which we have grown to be increasingly interiorised, television often providing our point of contact with the external world, so music has come to assume the role of transporting geography into our rooms. In this respect Les Baxter's floridly contrived soundscapes prove central to Toop's thesis, for Baxter was throughout the 1950's to offer his listeners package tours in sound. According to Toop Baxter's music provided 'running excursions for sedentary tourists who wanted to stroll around some taboo urges before lunch, view a pagan ceremony through gaps in the bamboo, go wild in the sun or conjure a demon, all without leaving home stereo comforts in the whitebread suburbs.' Baxter's albums carried titles such as Caribbean moonlight, Jewels of the Sea, Ritual of the Savage and Ports of Pleasure, and by hinting at sexual licentiousness in exotic landscapes, the music was to prove irresistible to a 1950's record buying public.

David Toop is a marvellous guide to the curious, the bizarre, the culted and the durable in 20th century music. His book includes interviews with the eclectic likes of Burt Bacharach, Ornette Coleman, Bill Laswell, Maroumi Hosno and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, the renowned Pakistani popular singer. Jeremy Reed

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