The track’s called ‘Turntable at Dawn’ because it’s literally Clinton Green playing a turntable at dawn, in his backyard, in symphony with barking dogs and distant car horns. In Green’s words, “objects and percussive instruments are placed on the turntable platter to create chaotic rhythms,” in an attempt to “integrate with the ambient sound in the backyard (both natural and industrial).”
Most folk interested in strange Australian music will be familiar with Clinton Green: he’s the founder of Shame File Music, the label responsible for those utterly indispensable Artifacts of Australian Experimental Music compilations, among other things. He also maintains this blog about Melbourne experimental music. This CD-R is available in a limited run of (take a deep breath) 30 copies, and will be available at a launch rave in Melbourne on November 5. If you’re a daredevil, you could hope they’re still available afterwards and buy it from the Shamefile Music site.