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Radio Ca Ca 'Untitled' CASS (2011, SM021)
Honestly one of the weirdest tapes I’ve heard and I’ve listened to it about a thousand times. Still rings weird. Like something you’d pick up in a dodgy porn shop or hopefully find one day in a vinnies bin and it blows your mind.
Exactly as the name suggests, you’ll be skipping through the radio channels of absolute blissed out synth, wandering back to days of primitive ruckus, and trekking through the streets of Mexico to Thailand, only to return to some odd homely conversation. All recorded direct to dictaphone and all out of wack; in the best way possible! I found the station I was looking for but then I lost it again.
Get loaded on insanity.

Pimmon / Yclept Dinmakers 'Live @ Sound No Sound 2005 / Frootz Masheen (Parched Again)' CASS (2011, SM020)
Side A of this here tape is a perfect example of Pimmon at his best in a live format. Including unreleased gems melded with a couple of old favourites from his Tigerbeat6 days. The madman set this one up perfect for strange coupling with Pure Evil Trio at the Lansdowne Hotel on a Sunday afternoon. A weird one, but he made it work!
And on the FLIP (Side B) you step back to 1983 when some were boys no older than 18. That includes Mr Saxton and Masters. Founded in New South Wales, the early 1980s in the climate of Australian post-punk and industrial (influenced particularly by Severed Heads); they released a few tapes on their Stripling Bog label, such as ‘Vanished Thumbs’ (1981), ‘Klinger the Blowies’ (1981), ‘Eeleemon Machine’ (1982) and ‘Yclept Truth’ (1982?). After a period of almost thirty years of inactivity, this split with Pimmon is finally ready to hit the ears of the public! Using what they called ‘the Loopola’, live loops feeding back on themselves and slowly decaying. Turntable and Cassette of even younger gentleman of 8; totally mind-bending!

R Duncan 'Village of H' C47 (2011, SM#)
Village Of H is the most recent offering to be laid at the sacred altar of Spanish Magic. Steeped in secrecy, R.Duncan maintains close connection with hibernating Sydney group, Castings. According to what little information is listed on the one-third of a cover this thing comes cloaked in, the sources for R.Duncan’s sound are TAPE, FEEDBACK and SYNTH. While I don’t doubt the use of the first two, it is the use and variety of synths used throughout Village that is most noticeable. At times R.Duncan uses his electronic doo-dads for nefarious harshness, at others sparse minimalism. But its on the opening track and two concluding tracks where Duncan's sound is at its best. On these slices, Duncan breathes electronic life into the corpse of Raymond Scott and trots him around to make memorable experimental ditties that wouldn’t be out of place between classics in the R. Scott lexicon like “Twilight In Turkey” and “Night And Day”. If there is anything that synth-based music needs in 2011, it is people making excellent and original sounds like this. Although bearing the Spanish Magic name, Village Of H is dangerously close to being a private press obscurity with its lack of track listing, members or much discernible information at all. Lucky for slobbering synth nerds, this one is out there waiting to be heard. - tape piss

Go Genre Everything "Humans & Luxury" 7" (2010, SM016)
…from the badlands of Tasmania, through Melbourne share-house doors to a 7” in your hands, Go Genre Everything are an unstoppable force of nature – equal parts Crass, Tears For Fears and Luigi Russolo. A three-piece duo! Fitting we think as there are AT LEAST five pieces inside these gorgeous and ‘future’ pop songs created by Zac & Jen – ALL AT THE SAME TIME. Live, GGE are the answer to the question “whatever happened to fun?”…”humans like collecting things that match” they sing. I believe them, i truly do.
crank the 7''!!!!!! if ya wanna hear zac's sub-infused guitar at it's most potent....always sounds better on wax.

Prehistoric Fuckin' Moron(s) 'They Look Alike / Mainly Around The Head' CASS (2009, SM018)
Giza before there was gza, the moron has been creating a stir since ’92 with his music (constantly evolving but always jumping the fence instead of walking around it) and his attitude towards others who have an attitude. This new document here is pfm playing the Arkestra (late 50’s), playing Henri Chopin, playing Prince Paul if that makes sense. He’d tell me i am a wanker…and he wouldn’t be far off. Whatever. That’s why he makes the music and i get stuck with writing this shit. Tape manipulation, vinyl, synth, woodwind & vocal spats and bursts of mania behind the drum-kit? Nah. Modern jazz for techno kids? Maybe. “you can’t have me” says Alex Chilton…”what?” replies the moron. Yup.

Cousins of Reggae "Quartz" LP (2008, SM013)
"New limited LP from this Canada-based riot squad, best loved for their excellent split with Mouthus. Quartz goes beyond the heavily-barbecued Harry Pussy moves of their previous releases and further into new realms of lurch that would combine riffs that sound like I Wanna Be Your Dog tied to streamrollers and dragged on their face through Industrial warehouse with the deforming use of clotted F/X, endless vistas of crunch and some fucking bandstand rocking moves that make you wonder what The Birthday Party might've sounded like if they dug Demo Moe more than fucking Gene Pitney" - David Kennan, Volcanic Tongue
All covers are handmade (screen prints, stencils, hand carved stamps)

Hi-God People / Zond "split" 12" LP (2008, SM011)
The HI-GOD PEOPLE side was recorded around the same time as their recent split 12-inch with The Dead C; it has live snippets from their show at The Palace supporting Sonic Youth and recordings from a radio 3CR session. Their live shows vary from cosmic rock jams to evolution performance art epics. It's theatre meets psych pop.On the flip side is the band named after a satellite of the USSR. Melbourne Australias ZOND broadcast dark ecstasy from a place far below outer space, like a Rorschach blot or a Freudian analysis gone wrong. Their live shows vary from a screaming psychedelic car crash to ambient metal. With current and past members of ON, FONG, LIBRARY PUNKS, MUM SMOKES, NED & THE MEDS, and THE STABS. 
All covers are handmade (screen prints, stencils, hand carved stamps)

Expansion Bay "Star Obsolescence" CD (2007, SM010)
"Utilizing field recordings, laptop, an arsenal of heavily processed instruments as well as samples from his previous bands, Thompson has put together a gorgeously expansive ambient drone world that is rife with sonic action. None of that static drift, no pushing a button or pressing a pedal and letting things take their course, no, these three lengthy tracks are dense, and heavily layered, sounds atop sounds atop sounds, different sonic fragments bleeding into other bits and shards, melodies getting all tangled up with other melodies, droney and ambient certainly, but alive and constantly moving and expanding." - Aquarius Records

Various "It's Over, We Don't Care" CD (2005, SM004)
This is one of the early releases on Spanish Magic... 2005? fuck that was a while ago... it's a much loved document of a time and place in Australian music history! crossing all musical tastes>>It's Over, We Don't Care' is a compilation featuring 12 Australian artists including the likes of Rand & Holland, Hiss, The Garbage & The Flowers, North Atlantic, Castings, ii, Hi God People, Pimmon, Brothers of the Occult Sisterhood, Keith Mason, HTRK, Peter Blamey & Anthony Guerra.