Sunday, April 30

compact discotheques

2008 - soon to come: A shitload less understanding than what's required
by boy Brightlulb
a mini-album recorded in Melbourne over a few days ... track-listenings may include tracks by the name of
- the cranky story
- know your geometry
- the kardiya jump
- Anome
- Bind us together and lift us out of this pit

This album owes a lot to my experiences in Central Australia and my work with a few individuals in the area of remote mental health. Individuals such as Paul Hills, Craig San Roque, Marcus Tabart and Nazlin Remtulla with whom I worked on the Mark Sheldon Remote Mental Health Team in one of its more strange and unusual applications, that of the remote Aboriginal community setting.

Other individuals to whom I'm endebted to for the intensely educative process they put me through are Marjorie Lindner, Phyllis Gorey, Cecil "Crocodile" Johnston, Maisie Wayne, Marlene Nampitjimpa, Leon Petchkovsky and Frankie Ansell.

I hope to catch all you guys around some day.

2006 -
Is this a desert?
by boy Brightlulb
... ... ... ... ...

Nestling somewhere between the Dirty Three’s Mick Turner and the counterpoint of Steve Reich,
“Is this a desert?” seemingly melds into a seamless narrative of the landscape that Australians take for granted but most have never seen. It examines the way maps deceive our eyes, thinking there is nothing when there is so much, opens the listeners ears and eyes to the different countries that lie in the borders of this continent: the many formations, ranges and flats, the rainforests and the termite mounds of the Tanami deserts.
My dismay at the usage of political concepts such as the word “desert” or the idea that there is “nothing there” was the impetus behind this work.
It even has a lovingly handcrafted front cover made from some materials that I saved from the bins of printing companies (wasteful bastards! G'bless 'em).

available for $25 -
2004 -
the balloon
by boy Brightlulb
... ... ... ... ... ... these bits follow the story of the boy who lives in a huge city. he sits on the tin roof dunes of a three storey house and watches as a baloon floats past the chimneys of the brewery and out of sight. in his mind he grabs hold of the baloon and floats away from the bizarre landscape only to find more bizarre places.

available for $AUS10 + postage (in Australia this is only one dollar) ... (anywhere else in the world, send three extra Aussie dollars, just use a currency converter anywhere on the net for exchange rates).

if ya's want one, send me a money order (get one from the Post Office) and a return address and consider it postaled.

PO Box 1186,
Alice Springs, Northern Territory,
Australia. 0871

2003 - the child & the tractor by stormboy (limited edition)
(101 copies only) not available no more

This was a mini-project that was made about the waterways of Melbourne and around. Following water from the hills down creeks and trickles to the larger river Yarra past the town of lights to the bay, and out to the sea. It was made with a microphone, an acoustic guitar, fingers, and a looping machine in the front room of a decaying house in Northcote not far from Merri Creek.