Tuesday, September 28, 2010

New Music Up Late on ABC Classic FM

Saturday 2nd October 10.30pm - This Is Not Art

Catching the wave at TINA, Newcastle's annual festival of contemporary arts, we hear new ABC studio recordings from two of this year's festival featured artists, Shoeb Ahmad (of hellosQuare records, Canberra) and Greg Taw (of Ghost of 29 Megacycles, Perth).

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hellosQuare presents Grouper (US) + The Ghost Of 29 Megacycles (WA) + Ah! Pandita

The songs of Grouper aka Liz Harris are densely compelling micro-universes. Each piece is layered with glowing washes of reverb and softly howling echoes of delay, in which Harris positions herself. Soft focus, and at times lost amid the clouds of audio, her voice emerges with a haunting fragility. Grouper’s work epitomises the potentials of textural songwriting – a practise of ukiyo-e like qualities, where audio colours are squeezed through a gauzy treatment, ultimately imprinting new and unexpected sound-shapes.

Over the past 5 years, Grouper’s records including Way Their Crept, Cover The Windows And The Walls and the highly successful Dragging A Dead Deer Up A Hill have defined her as one of the most evocative and unique voices to emerge from the USA. She travels to Australia on the back of several new releases including a soon to be issued new solo LP.

Grouper also will be releasing a special Tour 7″ with Room40 titled ‘Hold/Sick’, which will be available at the shows.

Joining her for this special show in Canberra is Melbourne’s Ghost Of 29 Megacycles launching his beautifully dream-like album ‘The Hummingbird Dream’ on hellosQuare and local funsters Ah! Pandita.

Sunday, October 3, 3:00pm
The Street Theatre (foyer)
cnr Childers St & University Ave, Acton
Canberra, Australia

The Ghost of 29 Megacycles in Sydney this week

The Ghost Of 29 Megacycles returns with 'The Hummingbird Dream', his new record on hellosQuare and heads up to Sydney to play a special show before an appearance at TINA's Crack Theatre Festival in Newcastle on the long weekend.

Supporting will be the pulsing devotionals of Spartak (recently praised for their 2010 album 'Verona' in The Wire) and Julian Day's An Infinity Room, an ensemble for multiple electronic organs.

Bohemian Grove, 7pm, $10 donation - be there, it'll be a nice little pre-TINA wash of sound!


Crack Theatre Festival - Newcastle (TINA)

An Afternoon with HelloSquare
Friday 1st October 2010
3.30-4.30pm, The Grand Lodge
Canberra based DIY label hellosQuare present a special afternoon of sounds as a part of the Crack Theatre program on Friday 1st October featuring Spartak and Perth’s Ghost Of 29 Megacycles. These artists from opposite sides of the country have been exploring individual strands of minimal electronic tones and sleepy guitar drift over the last few years and this performance will be a great opportunity to see their unique approaches to live music in the flesh.
Featuring: Spartak, The Ghost of 29 Megacycles


Thursday, September 16, 2010

The Ghost of 29 Megacycles Mini Tour

The Ghost of 29 Megacycles are off on a mini tour to promote The Hummingbird EP on Hellosquare Recordings in late September/early October.

30th September @ Bohemian Grove, Sydney w/Spartak and An Infinity Room
1st October @ Crack Theatre, Newcastle w/Spartak
3rd October @ Street Theatre, Canberra w/Grouper (US) and Ah! Pandita
7th October @ 303 Northcote, Melbourne w/Amplifier Machine, Aktion Unit and Quick

The Ghost of 29 Megacycles and Shoeb Ahmad will also be performing on ABC Classic FM which will be broadcast on Saturday 2 October. Details to follow.

The Hummingbird Dream will be on sale at all the shows at a special low price.

The Hummingbird Dream EP

The Ghost Of 29 Megacycles returns with ‘The Hummingbird Dream’, a delicate two song cycle born from sleepless nights, morning silence and sadness. Lush in tone and beautiful in it’s loneliness, these pieces (featuring contributions by Jane Harris and Erasers) have been documented in glorious warmth by good friends Crispin Wellington and Matt Rosner while the good ears of Taylor Deupree have crafted the pieces into a whole.

This release is packaged in a full colour cardboard gatefold jacket and purchase also includes immediate download in your choice of 320k mp3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.

Out on Hellosquare Recordings late September 2010