cinema prague

I had been indecisive about putting these recordings up due to their recent (2007) reformation but have noticed that it is impossible to buy these records anywhere, their website has lapsed and all seems to be dormant with them again. On that note, I bring you the incredible CINEMA PRAGUE!

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Borrowing from their Wikipedia entry :

Members George Kailis
Tim Lowe
Roy Martinez
Past members Rex Horan

Initially formed as a four piece in 1986, when some of the members were still at high school,[1] the band had little success to start with. Kailis went to South Perth Primary School, whilst Lowe and Horan went to Attadale Primary School. Horan went on to Perth Modern School participating in their music programme, whilst Lowe and Kailis attended Applecross Senior High School.

By early 1988, after some member and name shuffling, the three-piece band, Cinema Prague came into existence. In 1990 the band undertook their first tour of the eastern states of Australia. Their debut recording was a cassette-single with the songs “Mushroom Cloud” and “Walking Song”, released in November, 1991. It was followed much later by their debut album, Meldatype, which was recorded between 1992 and 1994 and released in March, 1995. The band’s next release was a five track EP, ¡Zasph! which was released in November, 1996. Cinema Prague’s third album, Nordensort, was released in May, 1998 although it was actually recorded in June/July 1995.

In 1997, after returning from Perth following their ‘Idiots Crusade’ tour of Europe and South Africa they recorded three tracks “We are the Moo Moo”, “The Curse of the Shiny Head” and “Bacon and Eggs Part Two” at Poons Head Studio. The band’s fourth album It’s Schnapster, although recorded in 1990, was released in December, 1998, whilst the band was in hiatus. Horan having headed to Britain, where he still performs as well as runs musical workshops for under-age offenders in prisons.

Kailis and Lowe played together in various projects, including Rice. They also undertook further studies, with Lowe studying engineering and Kailis studying architecture.

In 2007 they re-formed for a show with a new bassist Roy Martinez (Dave Mann Collective) and a plan was hatched to release the old recordings as part of a new album, Snakes Alive, the band’s first in over eight years.

The disc was something we just had. I didn’t think we would ever put it out. George would probably tell you we were always goona do it, but I can’t say that. It was a little frustrating because it was the best recording we have done and it actually captured the way we sound.
Tim Lane

Snakes Alive was released on 30 January 2009.In an interview at the time, Kailis indicated that the band was planning to work on the new album.

We’ve actually still got enough material for another couple of albums – songs that were never recorded – there’s no shortage of material.
George Kailis

In support of the album’s release the band gave a number of performances in Perth and Melbourne in early 2009.

 

  • Meldatype — Seeing Ear Records (March, 1995)

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  • ¡Zasph! — Seeing Ear Records (November, 1996)

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  • Nordensost (May, 1998)

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  • It’s Schnapster (December, 1998)

 

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And of course we can’t forget that Rex Horan from this amazing band was also in AIR ENSEMBLE. I have 2 of their records up HERE.

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Klippspringer

I know very little about these guys but here’s a nice 5 tracker  called ‘Employee Of The Month’.

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O!

Here we have 2 records from the wonderfully bizarre O! They have a bandcamp page up here.

O! was active in the Perth indi-rock scene from 1990 to 1997, part of Chapter Music’s early years. Members went on to play in bands such as Adam Said Galore, Mukaisake, Tucker B’s, Harry Smith, Umpire, 10 Bit Tonsil and Catherine Traicos and the Starry Night.

Their first LP was called Sporco and came out in 1994. Next up came ‘Morass of Shiny Cudgels’ in 1997. Click either covers to grab them both.

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Kiss My Wami

This is possibly the largest post this site will ever see and has taken years of work to compile.

Passionately committed to championing Western Australian music since 1987, WAM is the peak industry body responsible for supporting, nurturing and growing all forms, genres and levels of original contemporary music in WA.

WAM was originally formed as the Western Australian Rock Music Industry Association Inc. (WARMIA) in 1985, with its main aim to develop and run annual awards recognising achievements within the music industry in Western Australia. WAM first received project funding from the state government in 1989, and in the early 1990s the word “rock” was dropped from the title to give the organisation scope to take on a broader constituency.

And what a job they do! I’ve always been a fan of WAM and the great work they do for W.A music. Hats off to all involved throughout the years. From their annual awards shows, enormous amount of gigs they put on or help with, to sponsorship, to their work helping remote outback artists get recorded and heard, WAM and the people behind it has been a fairly integral part of the WA music scene for a very long time.

Since 1997 they have released a compilation CD that showcases a great cross section of music from all parts of the state.

I’ve managed to collect most of them over time and felt it would be great if they could be shared online. I will update this post with artwork as I scan covers of each year. I have some of them done already. Some years had up to 3 audio CD’s and a DVD. I have not included the DVD’s due to their sheer size, just the music. Click the year or the artwork to download a zip file of the music. You will more than likely need to do this from a computer due to their size. Enjoy!

1997

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1998

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1999 –  artwork to follow


 

2000

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2001

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2002 – artwork to follow


 

2003

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2004 – A very concise version of the WAM CD this year. 1 CD only, called ‘The WAM Weekender’.


 

2005

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2006

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2007 – artwork to follow


 

2008

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2009

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2010

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2011 (Discs 2/3 do not have artist names on the tracks. Grab the tracklist image below.)

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2012

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2013

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2014 and onward……soon to come!

 

 

 

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Perth CD’s for sale!

Throughout the years of running this blog and collecting Perth music, I seem to have inadvertently ended up with some doubles (and triples) of some CD’s. I know physical media is oh-so-passé these days but here’s a list of some extra discs I am happy to let go to new homes. A fiver each seems fair? Let me know what you’re into and I’ll put them aside. I don’t live in Perth but I’ll be down a couple weeks and can work out somewhere for you to pick them up. Email elhornet@elhornet.com

All Washed Out
Capital City vs The Bangkok Lady Boys
Cinema Prague – Zasph!
Fluid Time Carnival
The Growl – Cleaver Lever
Gyroscope – Sound Shattering Sound
Hazel Bionic – The Princess May
Header – Sugarfix
The Homicides – Gimme Some More
Jebediah – Of Someday Shambles (2 copies)
Martian Radio (aka Wasted Youth)
No Flowers – Broken Head
No Flowers – One Day Closer
PC Thug – Warn The Others
Red Jezebel – Joyful Possibilities
Sodastream – Reservations
Team Jedi – Good Morning Last Night
Whitechapel – Image Over Content
Valvolux – Supercharger (currently spoken for)
WA Grade Perth Punk + HC Compilation
Wormfarm – You Betcha (2 copies)
WAMI 2008 and 2011

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dyslexic fish

1997 was a great year, not only did the nuclear holocaust predicted in the Terminator movies not actually happen, but two young boys in year nine got their first taste of sweater-meat after their fledgling band played Louie Louie during their first show at a church piano recital.

And that’s pretty much how Dyslexic Fish was born… Fast forward a few years and it’s late 2005 and one of those same two boys (we’re not naming names) is standing at a urinal next to The Living End’s Chris Cheney in awe and unable to pee.

In between, the band has released an album, received plenty of critical acclaim, been on the radio all over the country, played with a shitload of national and international touring artists, won awards and has even been on TV! 2006 has seen the band take time out to knuckle down and record the follow up to their 2003 album Mission: Inappropriate in their own studio, but as recording winds down the band are getting ready to make an all out assault on the airwaves.

One day (and one day soon) you’ll be standing at a urinal next to one of Dyslexic Fish, only this time, it’ll be you in awe and unable to pee… Notable Achievements 1. Coke Live 05 Unsigned Artist Winners 2. Nova 937 WA Made Artist 3. WAMi Award Winners 4. WAM Song of the Year Finalists (2005) 5.

Here we have their ‘Bad Ass’ EP. Click the cover to download.

 

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Bordello

A request for some Bordello came in via our Facebook page earlier this week. I had a look in my collection and found a couple of records.

From the Waterfront Records site : “Bordello formed in W.A. and after achieving everything possible on the local scene, they gravitated to the thriving diversity of Melbourne. Brothers Ben (vocals/ samples) and Josh Johnstone (guitar/ vocals) are the core members of Bordello. Their live performance is energetic to the point of being manic. They write the songs, produce the unique sounds and samples are the creative force behind Bordello.”

This first one appears to be a prize awarded to the band for winning the Soundworks band competition. I vaguely remember this. A recording and CD release, awarded to the winner. The result is a 5 track self titled EP.

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The other record I have is a full length LP from 2002 called ’21st Century Funk’.

 

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I’ve packaged them together, so click either cover to download them both.

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The Butterfly CD

This is a live compilation record in December 1994. Recorded on the roof of the fabulous Grovesnor Hotel over a 12 hour period it features some of the greats from that period such as Effigy, Yummy Fur, Lamia, etc.

I had not seen this until now so many thanks to Dave Fallon for sending this in. Click the cover to download.

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Rhibosome

I am pilfering this directly from Wikipedia as its a great bio.

The genesis of Rhibosome began in 1998 when two members began playing in a street theatre percussion group called Whak. Later that year they toured to festivals in Canada,SingaporeDarwin and Melbourne.

Dave McKinney reminisces “We had a machine each, like a bike, sorta like a Sulo bin filled with wheelchair batteries and a chassis bolted to the back. It had wheels on the front and back, and you could steer the whole thing with a joystick. It had loads of percussion instruments and foam and stuff.”[1]

Once back from overseas the duo commenced their next project, writing a live electronic soundscape for urban circus company Bizircus. These songs soon morphed into a live set.

The groups’ debut release came via Perth’s Offworld Sounds label, a 12” single titled “Impulse”, which attracted much praise both in Australia and internationally.

They also became one of the stalwarts of the Fremantle scene, regularly performing under their main name, but also as the Big Ear DJs at popular venues in the port city.

Rhibosome also performed at many of the bigger dance festivals, including Vibes on a Summer’s Day, Gatecrasher, Science Fiction,

Members

The Rhibosome collective was made up of:

  • Clayton Chipper
  • Chad Hedley
  • Andrew Selmes
  • Dave McKinney
  • Ryan Grieve
  • George Nikoloudis (live sound engineer)

Discography

  • “Impulse” (single) – Offworld Sounds
  • Rhibosome (selftitled LP) – Hydrofunk (2002)
  • “Get Ready” (single) – Hydrofunk Records (2002)

Here is the self titled LP, click the cover to download.

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Proton

Here is a couple of releases from the talented funk band Proton. I assume they are no longer playing, their domain has lapsed and honestly, try googling ‘proton’ and finding anything but horrible little cars for sale!

This is their 1999 LP ‘Here Beneath The Big Top’.

The lineup for this record was :

Pete ‘Buzzy’ Miller – Bass/Vocals

Jason McGann – Drums
Paul Malone – Turntables
Tom Shore – Guitars/Vocals
Joe Schultz – Keyboards
Ozzy Rae – Vocals

Click the cover to download.

 

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And here is a cd single of ‘The Wrong Beat’, self released on their own label in 2001.

Click the cover to download.

 

The lineup for this single was :

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Pete ‘Buzzy’ Miller – Bass/Vocals

Chris Horan – Drums

Toby Gosfield – Keys

Jo 19 – Percussion

Duane Davidson – Sax

Dj KL – Turntables

Tom Shore – Guitars/Vocals

 

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Live At Mojos

This is a compilation released by Mojos Bar in conjunction with the Artists For Old Growth Forest.

Recorded in the year 2000, it features live recordings from a wide range of artists including Prawns With Horns, Spank, Delicatessen, John Butler, The Automasters, Proton and Rhibosome. Apparently its quite hard to find this particular John Butler song anywhere.

All proceeds for this CD were donated to those waging the war against the felling of old grown forest in the South West.

Click the cover to download.

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Fluid Time Carnival

Fluid Time Carnival were a funk-rock band formed in 1998 in Perth Western Australia. Members of the band were Scott Archibald, vocals, Adrian Zorzi on drums, Nick Roberts on Bass, backup vocals and decks and Chris Archibald, guitars and vocals. After releasing the Billy Was My Idol E.P. and their self titled début through Hit ‘n’ Run Records they disbanded on September 10, 2001.

This features some of my least favourite things on earth such as endless funk chops and bass slaps, vocals such as ‘funk it up’ and a whole track devoted to a ‘funk jam’.

That said they were quite competent musicans and my least favourite things may be your absolute favourites. I don’t recall seeing them play live.

Click the cover for the download.

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Intricut – Not Over On Amber

I picked this up at Dadas earlier this year. Price sticker says November 2005.

Not much info to be found online at all. It’s a fairly decent EP best described as rock/metal/funk fusion. I quite like it! I know nothing about the band themselves. Perhaps someone can shed some light.

Click the cover to download.

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The Next Big Thing – 10 year anniversary dvd.

Thanks to Leo for sending this disc to me!

I was not aware that this organisation was no more and that is a definite shame. The Next Big Thing kicked off in 1996 and was responsible

for the promotion of countless Perth bands through shows, releasing compilation cds and helping artists out  in many ways.

This disc contains a huge amount of music as well as a bunch of interviews with musicians, promoters and journalists from Perth and regional Western Australia.

Heres the music. It’s 489 megs in size and is all of the 130 odd tracks from the annual NBT CD’s 1996-2006. Well worth the download.

And here is the artwork for all of the cd’s. 26 megs.

Heres part 1 of the DVD :

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Channel 31 – Filter

A fantatic VHS conversion thanks to Figg featuring a pretty healthy cross section of the Perth scene in the year 2000.

It features interviews and footage of No Wonder, Capital City, The Rats,  Turnstyle, Brett Rowe (that hair!!),  DJ’s

Echoic, BJam, Krank, Dan Stinton and some of Perths record store staff at the time.

 

 

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The Next Big Thing Volume 3

Presented by Healthways, Drinksafe and Respect Yourself, this is a compilation from 1998. It features 12 tracks from acts such as John Butler,

Wide Open Spaces (aka Halogen), Idle 55, The Dirty Whitler but to name a few.

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Breakfast Beats Your Bongo – 1994

I am pretty happy to have come across a physical copy of this disc after a trip to the hellhole that is Mandurah Cash Converters earlier this year.

This is another CD compiled on Idaho Records by Bob Gordon from XPress and it is the follow up to the 1993 compilation ‘Bedtime Beats You Brainless‘.

Featuring 14 tracks from a fairly varied cross section of the Perth live scene in 1994 it includes acts such as Verona, Lamia, Bucket, Header, Circus Murders amongst others.

A great little compilation and well worth the download. Grab it here.

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Begerk + Rage

Stolen from Dr Al’s Begerk Recordings facebook page, and well worth the repost.

Way too many hours spent watching Rage over the years has given me an unnatural love of filmclips. Yep, luv em. Anyway, I’ve got a playlist on youtube featuring all the clips I could find from past and present Bergerk! clients but if I’ve missed anyone let me know and I’ll add it in.

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL839929928593E539

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Storytime

This was actually the first post on Perth Music Blog in about 2007. Storytime are a massive reason why I started this site in the first place. I’ve edited this post many times through the years and the most recent edit is below, from June 2016.

THEY’RE BACK!! New music, remasters of their records, new video, gigs in the diary supporting Shihad!

They have remastered versions of their records on their bandcamp HERE.

Their facebook page is HERE.

Welcome back Storytime.

 

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Domination Theory – Bad Ass Ass Assassins

This is hilarious. You need this.

 

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