Saturday, January 23, 2010

Sex Worker

So, no posts in over a week, there goes my loose new year's resolution to update at least twice a week. Anyway, this week I finally got round to listening to Daniel from Black Eyes and Mi Ami's new solo project, Sex Worker. The Labor of Love is three tracks of hypnotic, vaguely krautish soundscapes, layered and fucked with many times over and harnessed by Daniel's distinctive caterwaul. I guess it's vaguely reminiscent of Emeralds or High Wolf and although those guys test my patience, this is completely addictive. The project is intended to raise awareness of the human sex trade and although I can't see it myself, apparently each track is a lamentation on the industry and those enslaved by it. Which of course is very worthy and commendable. Individually designed LPs out now through the indomitable Not Not Fun.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Good Stuff To Be Involved In This Weekend

Today is the last day hub of proper underground music, Sunshine and Grease, are operating from their Little Lonsdale location before they up-ship to their new premises in Clifton Hill. To mark the occasion they are having an instore party featuring the brilliantly lo-fi Woollen Kits and Silk Ears. Come down, bring some beer and buy some records so Pat and the others have less to move across the city this weekend.

Tomorrow night Zach 'Whyte Lightning' Szumer is organizing a house party/fundraiser to help raise money for this friend Steph's dad, who has to travel to Germany for surgery. Playing are Whyte Lightning, Street Chant (NZ), Caught Ship, Constrant Mongrel and Fuck You Astrology, as well as yours truly on DJ duties for the night. It's going down at 16 Mitchell Street, Brunswick and are all welcome so come party all night for the cost of a donation.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Caught Ship Instore at Sunshine and Grease - Friday 08/01

Ok, so this was mentioned in the previous post and I don't want to turn this into a Caught Ship love-in week, but just a reminder that this is happening tomorrow afternoon. Also playing is Heart Flew Like An Arrow, who I don't know much about but a quick listen to their Myspace suggests they make interesting improv noise, so that's a bonus. It kicks off at 6pm at the incredible independent record store Sunshine and Grease (117 Little Lonsdale Street) so there is also opportunities to browse pretty records while you have a beer and enjoy the show. And it's FREE, what's not to like?

Friday, January 1, 2010

Monthly Podcast #1 - Caught Ship

Happy new year and all that jazz. With the new year comes new initiatives and today is the first installment of a monthly series of exclusive podcasts for the Deformative blog. Ably equipped to deal with such a portentous task is Melbourne's newest and coolest party mutants, Caught Ship. Part of a current quite-exciting influx of Brisbanites to the 'Bourne, Caught Ship are possibly the most intense band intent on making you shake your skinny ass. Musically, beat-laden, dub odysseys channel Flying Lotus and J Dilla, as well as the bugged-out electronics of Excepter, while vocalist Ben sounds like Mark E. Smith fighting his way out of a heavy acid trip, and dances in similar manner. Melbourne is a better place for them.

You can catch the boys this Friday at Sunshine and Grease and pick up their cassette What Does Water Need from cool new label, Totem Tapes.

"The Day I Cleaned My House To A" Caught Ship Megamix

In The City - Chromatics
Egomaniac's Kiss - DNA
Don't Talk In Your Sleep - Magik Markers
Telescope - Gold Tango
The Sabbath - Asylum Party
Lucky Star - Basement Jaxx feat Dizzee Rascal
Water Curses - Animal Collective
Lightworks - DOOM
Camel - Flying Lotus
Dub Guidance - Horace Andy
Down And Out In New York City - James Brown
Birdbaths - Gerling
Lucifer Rising - Darktown Strutters
Campfire - Wu-Tang Clan
Machine Gun - Portishead
Pull Up The People - M.I.A.
The Keen Teen Skip - cloudDEAD
Sunlight - Caught Ship

Snatch a treat from the peace pipe and go for a walk. Maybe even snatch another as camel by Flying Lotus winds down.
- Caught Ship

Download here.