| title: PRRRL JAM c105 | running time: approx 105 minutes | grogpappy52 | released: 21 April 2018 | full colour gloss Comes with two inserts and is housed in 20x15 clear zip lock bags| email: grogpappy(at)gmail.com
Originally released as a double cassette in an edition of one copy in 2014. Recorded at REAL BAD MUSIC, Brisbane in July 2014. Comes with two inserts and is housed in a 20x15 clear zip lock bag Limited. $7.50posted
| title: JORA IVANICKY 'pipiska' c60| running time: approx 60 minutes | grogpappy50 | released: 27 Februay 2018 | two different covers. some on orange paper. the majority on yellow paper | email: grogpappy(at)gmail.com Harsh electronics, wall + power by an elusive Russian
| title: CRAB SMASHER / BIKE NAKANO 'split' c30| running time: approx 30 minutes | grogpappy51| released: 27 February 2018 | collage on red paper | email: grogpappy(at)gmail.com Crab Smasher live and acoustic. Recorded at FBI radio Sydney in 2010. A cross between the older, experimental crab smasher with kids toys, tapes, and knick knacks, blended with newer, psychy sounding crab smasher with percussion, guitars, and arguably song structure. Bike Nakano play amplified bicycles, jamming them up with all the different pieces of scraps and tools, doing their best to make it so they can not be ridden again. Their first release.
"Eric & Robyn Werkhoven, who exhibit together under the title of Studio La Primitive, present an exhibition of drawings, paintings and assemblages. For the past thirty years Eric and Robyn Werkhoven have lived and worked as a professional contemporary artists in the Hunter Valley, NSW. Both are award winning artists and have been Finalists in major Australian art prizes. Their work has been selected for exhibitions nationally and internationally.
Art Music by Michael from The Mermaids– explores their perpetual intrigue with the rituals, mysteries and absurdities of existence.
“Revealing the world of human caprice, with a sheer delight and a touch of irony”.
The artist’s individual styles are evident in their collaborative works; Robyn’s passion for portraiture and figuration, and Eric’s stylised mythical beasts and human creatures, as is their shared attraction to bold colour and line. Their styles come together in these works complementing each other and creating an exciting collection of new works.
The exhibition includes a series of drawings and paintings by Robyn and sculptural assemblages by Eric and several works by Monique Werkhoven.
The exhibition will be officially opened by Joe Eisenberg OAM
Back again it's No Refunds #70 with the experimental double record launch of the proverbial Travelling Wilburys of Australian exploratory artists Vavenge and Newcastle's perennially excellent The Mermaids Vavenge comprises the dual synth & vocal attack of Nick Dan (xNoBBQx) and Nicola Morton (Club Sound Witches), the gothic bass melodies of Anthony Guerra (Love Chants) along with the semi-random automated whizzer percussion contraption courtesy of Matt Earle (Breakdance the Dawn, etc). Their fourth release contains four lengthy, disembodied moods appropriate for zoning out within spacious surrounds. Each enveloping field whisks one away into a subtle background of negative density, pausing in time for a reflection on nothingness.
The Mermaids are the duo of Mikey Liestins (Grog Pappy) and Nic French from Newcastle, Australia. Their album ‘For More Smoking Pleasure’ sees the aural trouble makers manipulate a cornucopia of recording devices such as 8-track tape, turntables, circuit bent toys and other loopers to mangle the Aussie spirit of ‘taking the piss’ to a level of the absurd that would disturb the mind of even the most rational cynic. This psychedelic layer cake bubbles with ecstatic noises and has inhaled the vapour of joyful flippancy.
DEAL OF THE CENTURY: VAVENGE OR THE MERMAIDS LP FOR 20 DOLLARS
So I have a couple of the BLOODY BURKA (Myjercall/Karen Constance) & POPTARD (Bonnie Hart/Nicola Morton) split cassettes on Chemical Imbalance. $9.00 post paid. First in worst dressed. Alternatively get it, and some other neat shit directly from CHEMICAL IMBALANCE, or better yet just go listen to it, whack a cassette in the deck and tape it yourself ;) Cut out the middle men :)https://chemical-imbalance.bandcamp.com/…/bloody-burka-get-…
| title: SINDRE BJERGA 'breaking down the speed of sound' cassette | running time: approx 47 minutes | grogpappy47 | released: 07 May 2017 | hand numbered edition of 20 copies | black on sky blue paper | email: grogpappy(at)gmail.com Two live offerings from Sindre Bjerga (Gold Soundz) recorded in Hamburg and Augsburg, Germany. radios, contact mics, scatching and scratching and rattling and rolling. ALL GONE
| title: MYJERCALL LEASHTINS & ONE STRING JIM 'dolphin purring' cassette| running time: approx 73 minutes | grogpappy48 | released: 04 May 2017 | hand numbered edition of 20 copies | two different covers. ten on light yellow. ten on fluro yellow | comes with two inserts by Myjercall | email: grogpappy(at)gmail.com
Myjercall Leashtins (Cock Safari, The Mermaids, Synchronised Periods, Hacked To Chunks) & One String Jim (Party Ov One, Skin Prison, Liquid Diet) from Newcastle, NSW jamming out tracks with eight tracks, electronics, guitar, processing (Myjercall) and Violin (One String Jim). Eerie prescription feel. Must have for the lonely pill popper. Comes with two inserts by Pappy himself.
| title: CONE PUNCHER 'cone puncher' c60| running time: approx 60 minutes | grogpappy49 | released: 07 May 2017 | edition of 20 copies | black on lilac coloured paper | comes with two two stickers | email: grogpappy(at)gmail.com The third Cone Puncher release and the first full length 'albumish' slab of bong fuelled miasma. travels between authentic harsh noise with home made synth and gadgets, walks into a drunkards idea of the perfect infants electronic toy collection before it spills into a glitched out 8 or so bit shoot 'em up. Hot stuff. comes with a sticker of ganja queen Schapelle Corby and a sketch of a bong. fuck off! all the new tapes are $6.50pp in Australia contakt: grogpappy(at)gmail.com