VAN11409

FOR ALMA (2014)
(HARDCOVER BOOK / CD / DVD)

ISBN: 978-0-692-22202-7

For Alma

BOOK
1. For Alma (Essay)  [read]
2. On the Evolution of the Live Audio and Video Delay Systems (Essay)

CD
1. Building Dwelling (20:04)
2. By Way of Alma's Gaze (4:57)
3. Music for the Fight of Effacement (9:41)
4. Portrait of Nicholas Syracuse (11:14)  [hear]
5. The Absent Thing Seen (2:14)
6. Infinite Body Collapse (16:59)

DVD
1. Portrait of Nicholas Syracuse (11:14)  [sample]
2. Limb Piece (5:40)  [full]
3. Portrait of Alexis Maxwell (2:22)
4. Infinite Body Collapse (15:06)  [sample]

A collection of audio and video pieces recorded in a reputedly haunted house in Virginia, USA, presented alongside essays that ponder both the house's eerie mythology, as well as the
delay processes operating throughout the artwork. Is Alma Alex's invisible collaborator, or simply a personification of the unplanned form coming to life on the delay's blank canvas?


VAN11108

WIDOWER PIECES (2011)
(CD)

Widower Pieces

1. Fainting Spell (12:41)
2. Theme / Embalming Prelude (12:02)
3. Embalming (17:46)
4. Procession (13:16)
5. Widower Suite (4:41)

A collection of pieces recorded from July to September of 2010 in preparation for the soundtrack for the short film Widower by Nick Hartanto and Sam Roden.


VAN20707

CHORD FROM THE SECOND DELPHIC HYMN (2007)
(CD)

Chord From The Second Delphic Hymn

1. Chord From The Second Delphic Hymn (20:47)  [sample]
2. Emerging Like an Infant From the House of Truth (21:10)  [sample]

Recording of highlight performance at Adelaide's De La Catessen Gallery, featuring Luke Altmann, Alex Carpenter, Sam Carpenter,
Kym Gluyas, Patrick Gluyas and Daniel Varricchio playing multiple electric keyboards, acoustic piano samples and layered guitar.
N.B. Original lathe-cut LP not released due to shocking quality of audio reproduction. [Read the full story here.]

This album is available online
 


VAN30505

TWO VIDEO CLIPS (2005)
(DVD)

Two Video Clips

1. Disappearance #1 (5:30)
2. Rose Street Womb (15:01)  [sample]
 


VAN20504

STUDIES IN DYNAMIC PHOTOGRAPHY (2005)
(DVD)

Studies in Dynamic Photography

1. Study 1 (12:20)  [video]
2. Study 2 (10:05)
3. Study 3 (5:54)  [video]
4. Study 4 (16:30)  [video]

Four of Alex's "photos in motion" familiar to some as projected video clips from several MOTM shows. Also features the excerpted
Deep Golden Flourish clip (Study 4) seen on Rage.

"The motion of the visuals and the might of the music fuse into one coherent artistic and - in a way - philosophical, hands-on
experience... hypnotically pulling my eyes together at the nose-tip, lifting my sense of perception and conscience like a kitten is lifted
by his neck, blasting these immense universal plains in front of me, inside me, rippling with plasma energy and forceful peace."
--Ingvar Loco Nordin, Sonoloco Record Reviews
 


VAN10503

EXCAVATION PATTERNS (2005)
(CD)

Excavation Patterns

1. I - Low (3:50)  [audio]
2. II - Middle (16:40)  [audio]
3. III - High (7:10)  [audio]
4. IV - Excavation (23:50)  [audio]

This album is available online
 


VAN20402

DEEP GOLDEN FLOURISH (2004)
(CD)

Deep Golden Flourish

1. Deep Golden Flourish (31:31)  [audio]

Created using guitar, multiple delay pedals and amps separated in space. From a few tentative tones emerge beautiful,
complex and ornate patterns, a dense floral bloom in never-ending motion.

"...this music is endless, timeless... one of the best meditation triggers that I've experienced, and beautifully so."
--Ingvar Loco Nordin, Sonoloco Record Reviews
 


VAN10401

SELECTED LIVE RECORDINGS (2004)
(CD)

Selected Live Recordings

1. Second Presencing (10:40) - EMU Studio, University of Adelaide, 19 August 2003  [audio 1] [audio 2]
2. Rose Street Womb (excerpt) (8:52) - Bakehouse Theatre, Adelaide, 7 March 2004  [audio]
3. Disappearance #1 (excerpt) (5:29) - SEAS Art Gallery, Adelaide, 4 March 2002
4. Mountain Piece 2 (excerpt) (4:11) - Bakehouse Theatre, Adelaide, 29 February 2004  [audio]
5. Husk (excerpt) (6:47) - Bakehouse Theatre, Adelaide, 1 March 2004
6. Emerging Like an Infant From the House of Truth (12:14) - Nexus Cabaret Space, Adelaide, 11 September 2003  [audio]
7. Emerging Like an Infant From the House of Truth (excerpt) (13:40) - EMU Studio, University of Adelaide, 19 August 2003  [audio]

Brings together some of the many live recordings made of MOTM in its larger incarnations from 2002 to 2004. Although far from a complete document,
Selected Live Recordings offers a glimpse into MOTM's earlier performance activity.
 


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