Live recordings from the Disembraining Machine concert series 2009-2012
Recorded at Alchemix, Brisbane, Australia by Marly Luske, Joel Stern and Andrew McLellan
In reverse order
Disembraining Machine #18
Sunday 24 April 2011
Blank Realm (Brisbane)
laid back walls of noise
Sky Needle (Brisbane)
“fourth world timbres with punk primitive chops”
Tony Irving (UK)
Solo skin smash from legendary Ascension / Descension drummer
live debut of sleepy’s (gravel samwidge) solo noise vehicle
A Wallace (Melbourne)
return time for balladeer mr wallace. listen / weep
Disembraining Machine #17
Sunday 27 March 2011
Kris Keogh (NT)
why does kris have a haircare section on his website?
Meat Thump (Brisbane)
gambling ramblers dressed in red witness coastal UFO sightings ca. 1961. lyrical emphasis on the development of corrosion for various grades of steel, feelings of pain and the female menstruation cycle. folk music for folks
BLIP; Mike Majkowski & Jim Denley (Sydney)
two of the icons of the Sydney jazz and sound exploration scenes - saxophonist and flautist Jim Denley and double bass maestro Mike Majkowski
RITES WILD (Adelaide)
moreish amalgum of sinister droning and hypnotic synth-bliss
The Soul Retrievers (Brisbane)
Gospel/Blues for atheists and agnostics (believers welcome!).David Baker and David Frampton reunite.
Disembraining Machine #16
Sunday 27 Feb 2011
CD launch party for ‘Brighter Futures Dialysis’. original disturbing inspiring messed up songwriting. “burning flags and vomit bags”
tape mulch feedback (nervous) meltdown. Debut live performance from love-to-hate blogman
Goodbye Veli. Sweet musique. Alf vs Elf
rare as hell solo by the incomparable enigma that is mel jade simsun
Disembraining Machine #15
Sunday 28 Nov 2010
Tralala Blip (Lismore)
Electronic music collective consisting of artists with intellectual and or physical disabilities. Brilliant project combining community activism and synth horseplay
Electronics and grit from the sound crucible head honcho
debut exposition for a potentially miraculous dreampop trio
Ben Byrne (Melbourne)
noise manipulation and mistreatment handled with care and intensity in the best avant-tradition
Abre Ojos (Melbourne)
synesthetic exploration with modular synth and dystopian meditation
AV trio mixing electroncs, effected trumpet and moving pictures
Disembraining Machine #14
Sunday 31 October 2010
The Perfect Lovers (Brisbane)
Historic reunion action for Jamie Hume’s legendary dada-noise gang. Unpredictable and unmissable.
Ed Blind (Brisbane)
Debut solo performance from violin wielding avant boy-about-town Josh Watson
Mad Head (Sydney)
Sydney pioneer of improvised theatre and the linguistic intersections between words, the moving body and pitched sound.
Marisa Allen (Brisbane)
part word, part installation, part site specific improvisation, with violin and vintage tape recordings.
multimedia improvisations with projection and noise featuring Michaela Sophie-Chin (of a million and one current projects) and pals.
Disembraining Machine #13
Sunday 10 October 2010
Sam Hamilton (New Zealand)
Pastel Blaze (Brisbane)
Gerald Keaney and the Gerald Keaney’s (Brisbane)
Disembraining Machine #12
Sunday 26 September 2010
T.A.D (Japan / Brisbane)
Throughout 2006-2008 TAD performed each and every week to bemused and besotted audiences at Audiopollen Social Club. He laid his life bare andexposed his psyche in the name of Technology Adventure and Dissapointment (T.A.D). Is his return the event of the year, or just another Sunday?
Songs to put you to sleep, songs to wake you up again. Not necessarily in that order. Live debut
Peter Knight (Melbourne)
sampling, processing, micro sound worlds and a trumpet from this acclaimed Melbourne composer.
Die on Planes (Brisbane)
Sounds from the Ward (Brisbane)
inner turmoil from legendary loose cannon Bobby Bot and pals
Disembraining Machine #11 - All that glitters ain’t gold
Sunday 29 August 2010
Lewis O'leary and the Cucumbers (Brisbane)
Warden Burger (Brisbane)
“A corpulent morass of undifferentiated self reference that promises the virtue of swift lobotomy, but instead delivers the fractured enzyme mutant semen of a speed freak ejaculated into a HIV'ed, Parkinsons-Down-Syndromed scabby 93yo rectal prolapse that takes 57 eternities of uncoordinated slop thrusting to squeeze even a single miasmatic satan bile droplet. Also, they are ugly.” - 5 stars. Margaret & David.
Disembraining Machine #10 - Cough Cough
Sunday 25 July 2010
Chihiro Butterfly (Sendai, Japan)
j-melodies reduced in a pot of laptoppery
A WALLACE (Melbourne)
minimalist folk meditations on nothingness
carb-centric funk struggle
AMSS (Dan Lewis, Lawrence English, Alex Gillies) (Brisbane)
nice-guy power-trio; a gentle toasting from hell’s fire
Disembraining Machine #9 - Time Travel
Sunday 20 June 2010
Nicola Morton *SPECIAL RITUALS* (Brisbane)
a special Brisbane Only show. Its a bit personal. And its about Time Travel. Featuring reconstructed poems by Sylvia Plath, Arthur Rimbaud. Presenting philosophies of Deleuze and Henri Bergson. Documentation of my transformative events with Simbi Dare in the USA.
Unique Oil Free Air (Brisbane)
Adam Park (perfect lovers, volvox, imprmtlns, etc) doing what he does. Scuzz gourmet.
Kitchen’s Floor (Brisbane)
magical. Matt told me the other night what his songs are about and it made me feel better.
between bands joel will be giving away some nice shirts, t-shirts, and trousers found in his storage a couple of weeks ago. all washed and in good condition. top fashion for free
Disembraining Machine #8
Sunday, 30 May 2010
Organic and synthetic meditations on meditation. Sound to challenge and distort your perception of time, space and corporeality. Debut performance
Cup Suits (Brisbane)
Extortion in verse and chorus from Adam Rogers (guitar / drums) and Nicholas Rowan (keyboard / tapes)
Laura Hill’s broken hearted pop genius
Teen Sex (Brisbane)
Alrey Batol and Rohan Kitten in illicit noise romance
The Vampire Rough remembers ZenCityFitness (Brisbane)
Experimental 80’s ambience does soundological fantasmitecture - a Casinivale popology.
+ Sal-uloid Super8 horror from the Unconscious Archive
Disembraining Machine #7
Sunday, 25 April 2010
Per Purpose (Brisbane)
Glen Schenau, Harry Byrne, Joe Alexander play herky jerky noise funk
Heart Flew Like an Arrow (Brisbane)
life death etc..
Leif Gifford (Brisbane)
What I do when I am Not Looking parts 1, 2 and 3, animated destruction accompanied by deconstructed, improvised, theme music, grand piano
Lars Graugaard (Denmark)
international computer music flautist legend. WOW
Disembraining Machine #6
28th March 2010
Jazz/outre trio featuring keyboard explorer Chris Abrahams (The Necks), bassist Mike Majkowski, and drummer James Waples. Furiously elegant group utterances and multi-stranded counterpoint, a weaving of textures that coagulate to form unified phrases before dispersing once more into the churning invention.
Aaron Hull (Woolongong)
Inspired by filmsound, noise, the Australian landscape and malfunctioning audio equipment. Intimate assaults of noise and shattered glitch.
check em on Eternal Soundcheck
2 piece bass/drums/no wave/metal/post-rock/whatever…..
Disembraining Machine #5
Guest programmed by Andrew Tuttle for maximum summer bliss.
Sunday February 21 2010
Robert Curgenven (Darwin/Berlin/the world; 12k records)
instruments/objects, in space and place.
The Deadnotes featuring The Legend! (Brisbane)
‘university of mariachi’.
Tom Hall (Tasmania / Brisbane)
countless 'peripheral’ spaces
Yout Dem (Brisbane)
Disembraining Machine #4
November 1st 2009
6majik9 (Kyogle / Toowoomba)
improvisation as a way of life
The Scrapes (Brisbane)
The Siezures (Brisbane)
Voss Bender (Brisbane)
Tidy Kid - (18min set) here is a star * (Brisbane)
Disembraining Machine #3
Absoluten Calfeutrail/Dead Boomers (Melbourne)
Mark Groves of True Radical Miracle, Whitehorse, Collapsed Toilet Vietnam in solo noise soldier mode plus - Leith Thomas - Sabbatical ringmaster - first ever Bris shows…
Shoji Hano Trio (Japan)
Gilles Aubrey (Switzerland)
field recordings, computer programming, surround sound, hacked electronics and improvisation from this well travelled composer…
The Lost Domain (Brisbane)
“the muted wailing of the desolate wind over some abandoned cabin in the forest would turn into a haunted piece of music”
MC Jamie Hume (Auchenflower)
“remember kids Nihilism(with a capital N) is a philosophy not a lifestyle. Small n nihilists are wankers. Simple as that.”
Disembraining Machine #2
30th August 2009
Deadnotes and the Legend (Brisbane)
artful brisbane moondogs with world famous brit bigmouth on vox.
Cured Pink Radio (Brisbane)
post-industrial bliss racket.
Yout Dem (Brisbane)
dystopian echoplex boogies.
Craft Bandits (Sydney / Blue Mountains)
no-fi trance pop from breakdance the dawn stable.
Disembraining Machine #1
26th July 2009
monkey riding surfboard
Harpie Choir (Brisbane)
ruminations on life
ruminations on after-life
Whyte Lightning (Melbourne)
released May 5, 2020