Upcoming Events:
'Rara Avis' Monday 5th August 2019 - The Cave Inn, Woolloongabba
'Rara Avis' Monday 2nd September 2019 - The Cave Inn, Woolloongabba
'Down Here' Friday 13th September - South Brisbane

Saturday, 13 July 2019

Rara Avis: Amanda Terry & Raquel & Mitchell Green | Mon 6PM 5th August 2019 The Cave Inn, Woolloongabba


Rara Avis n. pl. | A rare or unique person or thing.

A three-act event featuring solo performances from...


AMANDA TERRY

(https://soundcloud.com/rachaelarchibald)
MITCHELL GREEN
 
FREE & AA
6-10PM
MONDAY 5th AUGUST 2019
@
THE CAVE INN
47 BALACLAVA ST
WOOLLOONGABBA QLD 4102


*licensed bar, no BYO. bring ID.
Cheap Oetti's and even better local beers at the best bar in Brisbane
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A Natural Low - https://anaturallow.org


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Preview of works:

AMANDA TERRY






RAQUEL

MITCHELL GREEN

Saturday, 15 June 2019

Rara Avis: Hetleveiker & Cool & Slupr | Mon 6PM 1st July 2019 The Cave Inn, Woolloongabba

Rara Avis n. pl.
A rare or unique person or thing.

A three-act event featuring...

HETLEVEIKER
Legendary long-running hyper-warped a/v project by Paul Forbes Mitchell - inspired hand-built custom electronics & mind-boggling visuals - increasingly rare appearances makes this event not to be missed. See: Hetleveiker @ Half Theory

COOL
Explosive free noise/improv duo featuring members of Bin Licker, Dairy Queen, DJ Dial Up, Star Slushy and so many more

SLUPR
Special multi-channel installation/performance from this cryptic, enigmatic trio featuring members from Pluto, LG, Tistriallal Binds, Shooga, CC, and more. See: EM Tapes

FREE & AA

6-10PM
MONDAY 1st JULY 2019
@
THE CAVE INN
47 BALACLAVA ST
WOOLLOONGABBA QLD 4102

presented by A Natural Low
anaturallow.org

*licensed bar, no BYO. bring ID.

Thursday, 6 June 2019

Upcoming event at the Cave, Monday 1st July 2019

Upcoming event at the Cave, Monday 1st July 2019

Relaxed, expanded live audio experimentation from deep underground Brisbane

First Mondays of the month at the Brat Cave, Woolloongabba.
6PM-9PM. Free, all-ages. No BYO, bring ID for drinks.

Curated & presented by A Natural Low

Down Here #5 documentation online

Photos & videos by Marek R. (@lsmefilm) from Down Here #5 now online -

see here

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Down Here #5 This Sunday 2nd June 2019 3PM-8PM



  

DOWN HERE #5

PHANTOM CHIPS
UNWAR (nsw)
LG
RAUM
CC
DITCHDOG

3PM-8PM
SUNDAY 2ND OF JUNE 2019
ALCHEMIX RECORDING STUDIOS
4/24 Brereton St, South Brisbane QLD 4101
$~5donation entry$ AA + BYO

A Natural Low’s ‘Down Here’ series returns in 2019 celebrating local, impenetrable & underground experimental music and a few new releases from the Essential Minerals label

Essential Minerals: https://www.emtapes.com | A Natural Low: https://www.anaturallow.org

 
PHANTOM CHIPS

Phantom Chips is the solo, multi-faceted project of Tara Pattenden of the legendary noise band Kunt, the Monster Zoku Onsomb collective, FCKN BSTRDS, and so many more. Featuring an array of homemade synthesizers, samplers, wearable noisemakers producing a freeform, mangled noisy mess encouraging audience participation at times Phantom Chips' live performances are a chaotic celebatory event not to be missed.

Phantom Chips (official) - http://www.phantomchips.com/



UNWAR (nsw)

Unwar is the solo project of Michael Donnelly (NSW/Australia) - the founder of Music Your Mind Will Love You and Hashram Audio Concern labels, a founding member of Brothers of the Occult Sisterhood, 6Majik9, FFEHRO, and many other long-running experimental/improv+noise projects including the much revered solo project Terracid.

Launch for a new cassette 'Political Duty' (Essential Minerals, EM-CB-04).

'Political Duty' via Essential Minerals - https://www.emtapes.com/p/em-cb-04-unwar-c-42.html

Hashram Audio Concern (label) - https://hashramaudioconcern.blogspot.com/
Music Your Mind Will Love You (label) - https://www.discogs.com/label/65940-Music-Your-Mind-Will-Love-You
https://musicyourmindstillloveyou.blogspot.com (archive, not run by MD)



LG

LG is a Brisbane-based experimental interdisciplinary artist and has just released a second tape on Essential Minerals (EM-CB-03): While the untitled debut (EM7) incorporated two piano pieces into a ghostly, intangible (literally) warped artefact 'Dysfunctional Aesthetics' strips away the noise & hiss to form a 6-part, otherworldly document with her impermeable distinct, singular voice & vision.

See: Slupr, Reptile, a founding member of Shooga (RIP).

'Dysfunctional Aesthetics' via Essential Minerals - https://www.emtapes.com/p/em-cb-03-lg-c28.html

'A Sunny but Cold Day' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXSWRegZyzs - from 'Dysfunctional Aesthetics'
'Unsustainable' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOdJZ18Pq1g - from the 'Down Here Vol. 1' compilation (EM21)



RAUM

Raum is Rachael Archibald (Raquel, Lilith) & Timothy Green (I'm A Cop, et al) - launching their debut record (cassette) via Essential Minerals (EM-CB-01), one of the most arresting & beautiful tapes put to the label it features a heavily manipulated multi-session recording on the A side with a live set in a cavernous drain on the B side. Don't miss this performance!

Untitled cassette via Essential Minerals - https://www.emtapes.com/p/em-cb-01-raum-c-44.html

RAUM FB - https://www.facebook.com/raumspaces/
RAUM Bandcamp - https://raumraum.bandcamp.com/



CC

CC is a solo recording project from Brisbane QLD Australia. Anonymity requested, Essential Minerals has released a C-94 tape as part of the 'Composite Beings' series (EM-CB-02) - an impenetrable & relentless artefact based around controlled feedback & amplifier manipulation. An absolutely singular artist whose prolific output for well over a decade now via seemingly endless projects has influenced so, so many local artists while keeping an inspired & obscured, masked approach to any kind of recognition. Not to be missed!

Untitled cassette via Essential Minerals - https://www.emtapes.com/p/em-cb-02-cc-c-94.html



DITCHDOG

Ditchdog is the solo project of Samantha A. - Brisbane underground experimental artist more commonly known from acts such as Terorist, Toilet Roll Dolls, Xynthia, Icing Eater and many more. 'irl ix' is the follow-up to her debut net-only release ‘Done’ out late 2018 by Intruder Alert (Warsaw) and hopefully a preview of more to come.

'irl ix' via Essential Minerals - https://www.emtapes.com/p/em-cb-05-ditchdog-c-12.html

'Done' via Intruder Alert - https://xxxintruderalertxxx.bandcamp.com/album/ditchdog-done-ia09

Sunday, 12 May 2019

Rara Avis: INNIG + BAGLADY + OBVERSE LITERATURE at Brat Cave, Mon. 27th May 2019

Rara Avis n. pl.
A rare or unique person or thing.


A three-act event featuring some of the rarest sounds & live performances from the Brisbane & SEQ underground...


INNIG
BAGLADY
OBVERSE LITERATURE

FREE & AA

6-10PM
MONDAY 27th MAY 2019
@
BRAT CAVE
47 BALACLAVA ST
WOOLLOONGABBA QLD 4102


presented by A Natural Low
anaturallow.org


*licensed bar, no BYO. bring ID.
respect the space & the artists - this is a experimental music event




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INNIG 
members of 6Majik9, first show in Brisbane in over 10 years. the ‘quieter’ side of 6m9, I doubt you’ll see them again for another decade so don’t sleep on this chance! see labels: hashram audio concern, music your mind will love you

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BAGLADY 
rare solo appearance from Harry B. - C.D.I.Q., Clever & many more. so rare in fact there's nothing online to reference except some photos from over 7(?) years ago

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OBVERSE LITERATURE 
debut appearance from this new project from Ivan H. - Amateur Childbirth. P*file Flowchart


 

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Saturday, 30 March 2019

[EM Tapes] Down Here Vol 1 now streaming

[x-post Essential Minerals]

 Essential Minerals' 'Down Here Vol 1' compilation is now streaming on the major platforms

South-East Queensland & NSW Northern Rivers experimental/noise compilation featuring exclusive recordings from 22 different artists/projects spread across a deluxe, 2xC-69 double-cassette package.

Mastered by Konec. Design by EM & LG. Curated, hand-numbered & assembled by EM

'Down Here' features some of the most rare, never-heard projects in the region with many artists choosing to stay anonymous and deep underground. This compilation was pore over with unwavering respect and admiration for these incredible, inspiring artists.

See below for the list of where you can listen & purchase

&

All tapes come with a digital download
Any questions forward them to EM Tapes

*note that any track starting with 'untitled' is entirely untitled and only changed to 'untitled abcd' etc by the distributors for digital dissemination

Monday, 25 March 2019

Down Here #5 2/June/2019 Alchemix Studios, Brisbane

'Down Here #5'   
featuring

PHANTOM CHIPS
UNWAR (nsw)
LG
RAUM
CC
DITCHDOG 

3PM-8PM Sunday 2 June 2019
Alchemix Studios, 4/24 Brereton St South Brisbane 

ALL AGES & BYO

Wednesday, 20 March 2019