Monday, 25 May 2009

Documentation: James Rushford & Joe Talia launch

Witness Girl

Fourth Impact

Anthea Caddy & Thembi Soddell

Jame Rushford & Joe Talia

Pushing play as performance

This Wednesday we have been asked to DJ between the acts at Stutter at Horse Bazaar. Come on down. Here are the details:

This Wednesday the 27th of May @ Stutter...

@ Horse Bazaar
397 Little Lonsdale Street

8:30pm start
$10 (full) + $5 (conc)

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Sabbatical presents: James Rushford & Joe Talia 'Palisades' launch

Thursday, 21 May Sabbatical presents the launch of our thirteenth series release, Palisades by Melbourne based duo James Rushford & Joe Talia (SBB013). This cavernous electroacoustic fabrication finds its heart in exploration of the unforeseen voices of their selected instrumentation and devices. These include prepared violas, autoharp, spring reverb tank, and various metal objects. The ensuing extended compositions incorporate elements of ethereal drone and instrumental concrète, with stasis as a recurring theme. James and Joe will be joined on this occasion by a series of duo performances from Thembi Soddell & Anthea Caddy, Forth Impact! and Witness Girl. Hosted by the Old Bar (74-76 Johnston Street Fitzroy Victoria), with doors opening at 8:30pm, action from 9pm, and six dollars in.

Palisades is released through Sabbatical on Monday, 18 May 2009 and will be available through the webstore on that day and in Australian independent record stores shortly thereafter.

Documentation: Juarez launch

Better late than never, here are some shots from the awesome Juarez Revontulet show at Gulag Projects last month. It was fantastic show with excellent performances from artists representing the past, present and future of the label.

Thanks to Jess for finding the time to launch her record during her brief return to Australia, thanks to all the artists for performing, and finally, thanks to the folk at Gulag Projects for hosting the show and continuing to run one of Melbourne's best performance spaces.

Dead Boomers - the Marco Fusinato curated 'Grappa Shots Set'

James Rushford & Joe Talia - their debut release Palisades is coming out next week on Sabbatical

Aux Assembly - a truly engaging performance from a group that were with us at the start

Juarez - Ms Pinney performed the kind of set that had the audience both on edge and completely in the palm of her hand

For a better understanding of the inspiration and processes behind her work as Juarez, read an interview with Jess on Mess + Noise.

Revontulet is available now through the webstore or at your local independent record store.