Label: Shame File Music
オーストラリア実験音楽の拠点Shame File Musicが制作している主要作家のアーカイヴCD-R。70年代よりユニークな自作楽器を使い音活動を続けているサウンドアーティストErnie Althoffの、恐らく当時もそれ程出回っていないと思われるレアなカセット音源の復刻。全29トラックとシリーズ中最も曲数が多い[Thirty More]。氏が制作した自作楽器の録音が平均3分程のショートトラックで次々に展開していきます。
On the day that I collected the finished copies of my Music for Seven Metal Machines cassette from the factory, I received a cheque in the mail from the Australia Council. This was a first use fee payment for the work "Searching high and low", performed by a quartet on 22 July 1990 at the Linden Arts Centre, St. Kilda. With this money, and the advice of a sound engineer colleague, I purchased two good quality cardioid microphones suited to the percussive timbres I was working with.
Now my little four-track cassette based home studio was complete. I set to work.
Previous cassette releases had featured one long piece per side. I now deliberately chose the 'many small tracks' format. I think the figure thirty came fairly early in the process. I remember getting the recording done for most of Side 1 and a couple of tracks on Side 2 by the end of 1990, but it became obvious that a finished thirty-track product was not going to appear any time soon (as it turned out, I wasn't able to resume this project until the second half of 1992). I had to content myself instead with the release of For Two on Blue/Saturday Stories (both recorded in 1987) in October 1990.
You will notice in the following track notes that many tracks are 'audio spin-offs' from other projects that occurred around this time.
Note - only 29 tracks are included in this online and CDR reissue, due to tracks 10 & 11 running into each other, and thus presented here as a single audio file.