Friday, 25 January 2019

Bastard Island Album Launch


3pm Sunday 10 February 2019
Linear Obsessional Live
The ArtsCafe
Manor Park
Hither Green
London SE13 5QZ
(directions here)
admission £5 donation

Songs from Bastard Island will be played.

Also performing will be:
Found Drowned (James O'Sullivan, Peter Marsh and Paul May)
Liz Helman
Paul Khimasia Morgan and Daniel Spicer 
Portia Winters


Bastard Island
Steven Ball

CD and download long player album
Linear Obsessional 2019 LOR120
available at:
https://linearobsessional.bandcamp.com/album/bastard-island

Friday, 11 January 2019

Bastard Island

the weather is routinely 
unseasonable 
no reliable reports 
unpredictable 
set up the microphone 
time enough to prepare...

Bastard Island arrives as a collection of speculative fiction dispatches from spatio-temporally ambiguous elsewheres and elsewhens. These descriptive songs are fragmented and episodic crypto-narrative participant observations. They evoke disrupted temporal, meteorological, geographical, and seasonal conditions, and local and global social inertia. The songs inhabit ambient soundbeds redolent with spatial diffraction, signal refraction, small sounds, and distance communication.

A picnoleptic production in the English Asteroid series, written and recorded by Steven Ball, Summer 2018.

Linear Obsessional 2019 LOR120

CD and download long player album available from:

https://linearobsessional.bandcamp.com/album/bastard-island

Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Pure Shit online Australian independent cinema



A fascinating compilation of 100 Australian online independent cinema works has just been published on the Pure Shit Australian cinema site run by Bill Mousoulis. In the 1990s section is a link to my 1991 super 8 film Harmonic Three Three. By coincidence, courtesy of nanolab, I now have a 4K resolution scan of the film which will be uploaded soon, the current online version was captured from a VHS copy of a lo-band Umatic telecine of the film, and is therefore nothing much more than a distant approximation of the film.

http://www.pureshitauscinema.com/online_cinema.html