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SVEN SIMULACRUM feat. NOVA
JALAN JAKARTA
Jadi aku kapan hari duluuuu ke rumahnya Sven Simulacrum terus aku bilang, "ayo ini direkam aja". terus.. lupa lupa lupaaa sampai akhirnya dia harus ganti software dan bersihkan hard drive dan nemu ini.. Nova Ruth
Nova
[ Bandcamp ]

X–NoMSG–X
DIFFICULT [END OF] MUSIC FESTIVAL

"X-No MSG-X was up next, a totally trashed display of non-sensical screaming and out of control exhibitionism which doesn’t warrant serious comment, though the miniature rave that emerged after much spazzing about did excite the kids."
Gail Priest –Realtime 95

X-NoMSG-X
[ on YouTube ]

RAVE–IN–THE–BOX
THE BARBER SHOP RAVE

Featuring live...
Baaddd
BiscoTTi
Kusum
T PARANOID
Toecutter
The WHACKNESS!!!
[ Ultraviolet MC & Silver Spook ]

SEDITION – the Darlo Barber
Sunday November 22 2009

RAVE-IN-THE-BOX
[ more ]

SVEN SIMULACRUM
INDONESIA TOUR / FESTIVAL MATA AIR

Festival Mata Air
9–11 Oktober 2009
Selatiga, Indonesia

Festival Mata Air 2009
Simulacrum Mata Air 2009
[ Further dates TBA via Principle of South ]

SVEN SIMULACRUM / WIRE MC / NOVA /
TOTO TEWEL / MC SBY
Vinyl

LTD EDITION VINYL BLOW OUT–GET IT HERE!!
Listen to the tracks. Read the testimonials.
Buy the record!

SPACE IS THE PLACE
SVEN SIMULACRUM ON MYSPACE
magpie

here...

LES BAL DES...(VERSION)
SVEN SIMULACRUM

Gypsy Dancehall. Samples the yearning strings of Esma Redzepova & Ensemble Teodosievsky (showcasing the musical talents of their 47 adopted children!)

[ mp3 ]

 

SOUNDS UNUSUAL FESTIVAL
ALICE SPRINGS & DARWIN
SEPTEMBER '07

Northern Territory Festival Of New Music
Sounds Unusual aims to create a true alternative to mainstream arts events, presenting new music in conjunction with interdisciplinary arts practices, creating a special experience for patrons and artists alike.

Dried creek bed drones, big skies, red earth...laser beams? Strange things out in the desert...

GIG: ROB CURGENVEN & FRIENDS
LAN FRANCHI'S 28|05|07

Robert Curgenven + Sumugan Sivanesan
Rand & Holland
Monika Brooks
Sun Of The Seventh Sister

More here.

MPROV-CAST

Some updates and archives, here, such as recent perfomances with Mr Peter Newman at Underbelly and the NOW Now.

WIRE MC
SVEN SIMULACRUM GANGSTA DESI FIX

"...groups like N.W.A were saying things that we wanted to say but were afraid to say because of the past history between our people and police. We were stolen by the policeman, we were taken away by the policeman, we were rounded up and impounded by the policeman. So we were sort of conditioned to not rebel against that in such a public way, like screaming out Fuck the police!"

Wire MC interview at Local Noise 2006

40 Year Anniversary of the 1967 Referendum
Reconciliation Australia

The Wire MC, please meet Mr Bally Sagoo,
(via Phillip Adams).
[ mp3 ]
SAM SMITH + SUMUGAN SIVANESAN
PLYWOOD BOX 2006
Multi-channel audio / visual DVD
Documents a series of performances that explore the spatial, physical and resonant qualities of sound, using electronics, aocustic and specially built objects.

More about Sam here and Sumugan here.
Contact [INFO@MPROV.ORG]
to purchase DVD via PayPal
ANTIPAN IRAQ
Relentless Free Noise Pummel...recorded sometime in 2004. More about Antipan here & here.

[ mp3 ]

The Wire Magazine (Feb 2007) on the Pulled Out Pink Vinyl...

"...Anthony Guerra, Matt Earle, Sumugan Sivanesan and Nick Dan ruck 'n' wreck the classic bass, drums, guitar combo into a thick, crunchy gale of righteous off-kilter riot-groove. The piece ends with a long and beautiful neon ribbon of feedback that carves a vivid sine-wave of blood-red intensity across a stage scene fading to black and bleeding carmine crimson around the after image of a group on fire."

Ha!

SVEN SIMULACRUM
THE BALLAD OF DAVID HICKS
December 9 2006 marks 5 years that Australian citizen, David Hicks has been held at Guantanamo Bay – without trial, having broken no laws, and still having had no charges brought against him!

Hicks has been isolated in solitary confinement, since March this year, and according to his defense counsel Major Michael Mori, has been subject to torture and abuse.

The military commissions which were to try him, were found illegal by the US Supreme court in June 2006, for amongst other things, violating the 1949 Geneva Conventions, and brought to an immediate halt. (The new commissions which were set up in October, are currently being challenged in the US courts, so it would still be several years before Hicks would be brought to trial regardless...).

The US will not tolerate having its own citizens tried via such a system, and nor will countries such as the UK, Bahrain, Denmark, France, Jordan, Pakistan, Russia, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden and even Afghanistan, which have all sought and secured the release of their own citizens.

According to Major Michael Mori, the Australian Government need only ask and Hicks would be released immediately. As of December 2006 the Australian Government have still refused to do so.
[ mp3 ]
Amnesty International – Australia
Fair Go for David Hicks
MPROV-CAST
Very irregular podcasts here
SVEN SIMULACRUM
FIRST WORLD BLUES
Ragga, Rhythm 'n Blues?...Hank Williams rides the Bam Bam Riddim (if it were played by Suicide)...
[ mp3 ]
STEFF & SUMU
Postcard from Berlin.
Written on a napkin in the cocktail bar of the Fernsehturm / TV tower – 207m above Alexanderplatz, Berlin. Recorded and cut direct to vinyl an hour later in the restroom of the gallery behind the McDonald's over looking the square by Zimbo, for 33/99,
[ mp3 ]
STEFF & SUMU STEPHANIE'S SONG
Break-up blues...short and (bitter) sweet
[ mp3 ]
SVEN SIMULACRUM TELEFUNKEN
Concrete/cut-up/hip-hop/radio, from the Transit Lounge, Berlin.
[ mp3 ]
SVEN SIMULACRUM
ANTI–SEDITION RIDDIM
Horror Dancehall – The Australian Anti-Terrorism Act 2005 is intended to hamper the activities of any potential terrorists in Australia.
The proposed laws have been criticised for their ability to silence expression and public criticism of the government, particularly in a country that has no constitutional rights of free speech.
[ mp3 ]
SVEN SIMULACRUM
JIMMY SINGS MIXTAPE 12|11|05
Mixtape launch at Sydney's finest record bar / cultural emporium Jimmy Sings –SYDNEY
Includes xclusive track[ Yr Fantasy mp3 ]

ROSE + SIVANESAN SINGING BRIDGES RMX
Jodi Rose is an Australian sound artist, writer and freelance cultural commentator. She is notorious for her Singing Bridges project - a global networked performance and series of compositions based on the sound of vibrations in bridge cables. I was asked to re-work her recordings of the Glebe Island (Anzac) Bridge in Sydney. Download the result [ here ]
SIVANESAN + SMITH 22|10|04
Live at the Presbytery - Sivanesan + Smith try to move furniture with sound and bend the walls instead.[ more ]
ANTIPAN
Gathering in the shadows are Sydney's premier Neu!Metal combo. [ More info + xxx-clusive Pantyman Re-fix mp3 ]
MURDER FUCKED & WRONG
Murder - Pounding bedsit rock and post noodle dub from Sydney's most evasive beachcombers.
[ promo clip ]
SVEN SIMULACRUM + LUCILLE MINXWOUND
Guilty Pleasures - Concrete'nStaticSummerSoulClassic –
[ Watch the clip that almost won an award ]
NICK DAN GRANDE FINALE

Nick Dan's sound collage, documents the incredible celebrations in South West Sydney, characterised by it's Lebanese-Australian population, after the Canterbury Bankstown footabll team won the 2004 premeirship.

SIVANESAN THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME
Music evolved out of experiments that used sound to explore the spatial qualities of a room. [ info + mp3 ]
FEEDBACK EPiPHANY
Bass, boxes, mics, speakers, desk + Neon light FEEDBACK!
[ info ]
SAM SMITH + SUMUGAN SIVANESAN
Lost | Time - Smith and Sivanesan wind tension, realise moments of clarity then drift further afield into unmapped sonic territories.
[ info + mp3 ]
SPiTTiNG BiTS SOUND SYSTEM TRANSMISSION
Radiophonic sound collage - over driven euro pop, radio static, animal calls, cool jazz, hard noise and the occasional stab of Prince.[ info ]


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