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Clinton Green // Here? / Secret TAPE

Clinton Green // Here? / Secret TAPE

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Clinton Green, a major experimental musician in Melbourne, Australia, released a limited number of 2021 cassettes on his own label, Shame File, in August 8.

Includes two intensely astringent sound collages with voice as the main source. DL code included.

The artwork and inserts are different one by one.

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Limited edition of 17.

Limited edition cassette / art object hand-made by visual artist, Simon Fisher. Each cassette case has been transformed by into a unique object d'art, with a painted cassette case featuring a unique cover, containing further unique full color sleeve and inserts, plus liner notes. Hand-numbered edition of 17 copies only.

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Text by Shame File Music:

"Here? / Secret is a new work of tape compositions reimagining voice and the reverberant influence of collaboration, by Australian experimental musician Clinton Green.

The seeds of this project were planted during Melbourne's hard COVID lockdown of 2020, when I could not access my studio and the majority of my equipment. After several months of not making any new music, I felt it imperative to do SOMETHING, and looked at what I had around me at home:
--An old Tascam 4-track cassette porta-studio
--Some cheap Walkmans
--Some cassettes that had been generated over several performances and rehearsals around 2015-16.
I devised a compositional procedure for laying out excerpts from these cassettes on the 4-track tape, including changes of tape speed, panning, tape reversal (by flipping the master cassette), changing tracks, etc. I also included some field recordings of local frog populations, and a recording of record gifted to me by Kerrie Farnsworth, who had found it in a drain in Kiev. I transferred the results in bulk to digital and slowly edited them down with a more conscious and less-process driven aesthetic driving The results regularly astounded me as I played them back; this feels like something completely different from what I've previously created, and in that spirit I've decided to share them. "

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Noise Not Music review: review:

"This newly released two-track set makes no attempt to conceal the ugly, knob by seams and blemishes inherent to physical media and fusions or exhumations thereof; like a zealous dig through the bargain cassette bin at your local thrift store—old answering machine archives and sound effects collections and obsolete dictations and forgotten world music thrown (in) discretely into the “yes” bag— “Here?” Stitches an abstractly (yet disturbingly) coherent sequence from voices mangled to oblivion and harsh analog ephemera, while “Secret” plays With sputtering negative space, radio squawks, and sporadic bursts of raucous, chattering chaos made even more gleefully caustic by the hiss and screech of the low-fidelity playback. when absolutely necessary to avoid wasted impact: a flutter of buzzing drone like a ray of light through the dust, a snatch of familiar innocence amidst bedlam. Lovely stuff " 

Artist: Clinton Green

Label: Shame File

Clinton Green, a major experimental musician in Melbourne, Australia, released a limited number of 2021 cassettes on his own label, Shame File, in August 8.

Includes two intensely astringent sound collages with voice as the main source. DL code included.

The artwork and inserts are different one by one.

----------------------------- 

Limited edition of 17.

Limited edition cassette / art object hand-made by visual artist, Simon Fisher. Each cassette case has been transformed by into a unique object d'art, with a painted cassette case featuring a unique cover, containing further unique full color sleeve and inserts, plus liner notes. Hand-numbered edition of 17 copies only.

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Text by Shame File Music:

"Here? / Secret is a new work of tape compositions reimagining voice and the reverberant influence of collaboration, by Australian experimental musician Clinton Green.

The seeds of this project were planted during Melbourne's hard COVID lockdown of 2020, when I could not access my studio and the majority of my equipment. After several months of not making any new music, I felt it imperative to do SOMETHING, and looked at what I had around me at home:
--An old Tascam 4-track cassette porta-studio
--Some cheap Walkmans
--Some cassettes that had been generated over several performances and rehearsals around 2015-16.
I devised a compositional procedure for laying out excerpts from these cassettes on the 4-track tape, including changes of tape speed, panning, tape reversal (by flipping the master cassette), changing tracks, etc. I also included some field recordings of local frog populations, and a recording of record gifted to me by Kerrie Farnsworth, who had found it in a drain in Kiev. I transferred the results in bulk to digital and slowly edited them down with a more conscious and less-process driven aesthetic driving The results regularly astounded me as I played them back; this feels like something completely different from what I've previously created, and in that spirit I've decided to share them. "

~

Noise Not Music review: review:

"This newly released two-track set makes no attempt to conceal the ugly, knob by seams and blemishes inherent to physical media and fusions or exhumations thereof; like a zealous dig through the bargain cassette bin at your local thrift store—old answering machine archives and sound effects collections and obsolete dictations and forgotten world music thrown (in) discretely into the “yes” bag— “Here?” Stitches an abstractly (yet disturbingly) coherent sequence from voices mangled to oblivion and harsh analog ephemera, while “Secret” plays With sputtering negative space, radio squawks, and sporadic bursts of raucous, chattering chaos made even more gleefully caustic by the hiss and screech of the low-fidelity playback. when absolutely necessary to avoid wasted impact: a flutter of buzzing drone like a ray of light through the dust, a snatch of familiar innocence amidst bedlam. Lovely stuff " 

Artist: Clinton Green

Label: Shame File