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Ad Hoc

Corpse (Tape)

Label: Shame File Music

Format: Tape

Genre: Experimental

Preorder: Releases September 17th 2023


*100 copies limited edition* Shame File Music and Albert’s Basement follow up the critically-acclaimed 2022 reissue of seminal Melbourne band Ad Hoc's Distance cassette with the band's obscure barely-released (perhaps six home-dubbed copies) live cassette Corpse - available digitally and on a limited edition of 100 cassettes from September 2023 (pre-order now). Differing dramatically from Distance, Corpse captures the trio presenting a wall of almost self-playing instruments live to a bemused Clifton Hill Community Music Centre audience in 1980. As James Clayden explains, the sounds were already set up before the audience entered, then the amps were simply turned on. The performers present perhaps as a corpse; unmoving, yet with a dramatic visceral impact: 

"The Corpse performance at the Clifton Hill Community Music Centre (CHCMC) came out of recording sessions we had been having at an empty enclosed car park in the backstreets of Carlton and in Chris's piano/music room in Fitzroy.  We'd been experimenting with each of us getting our own specific sound/noise set up then seeing how we could manipulate these into one piece of music/sound, or noise whichever you prefer, that felt right."

Cat. number: sham125
Year: 2023

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