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AL

by Bum Creek

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1.
Bollywood 04:23
2.
Pterodactyl 04:30
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4.
Lava Shoes 03:59
5.
Eww...Icky 08:52
6.
Weird Prince 05:56

about

from original press release, 2010:
AL is the debuttocks ALbum by gonzoid Canberra immigrants Bum Creek. Relocating to Melbourne from their hometown a few years back, Sam Karmel, Trevelyan Clay and Tarquin Manek have made a reputation for themselves as one of the strangest, stupidest and most amazing live bands in town. They turn every show into a triumphant, lurching mess of synth squiggles, kraut percussion, confrontational stage antics and vocal gibberish.
The question, though, with this kind of performance-heavy, musically nonsensical behaviour, is always whether it can be translated into a listenable record. This has been answered by the somewhat surprising fact that, sequestered away in their own studio far from prying eyes, Bum Creek make amazing music.
The largely improvised AL is sophisticated, wide-ranging and even subdued in places. The loping, only slightly spastic riff of Bollywood is as close to a pop song as the band will probably ever get, while the drifting vocal monologue of Weird Prince is alternately hilarious and haunting. Across its six extended tracks, AL hints at the bandmembers’ rich and varied musical backgrounds, which range from minimal techno prodution to free jazz.
This Bum Creek tension between live dementia and musical smarts has not gone unnoticed. The band were chosen to support the Boredoms at the Melbourne International Arts Festival in October, and even gave guided “Art Walks” at the National Gallery of Victoria as part of the 2009 Melbourne International Jazz Festival.
Now with AL, Bum Creek are ready to leave their hometown and spread throughout the universe like a particularly infectious musical rash.

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released October 9, 2010

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Bum Creek Melbourne, Australia

"i'm the son of a wunder f*cker killer, i'm laying it down like a flip flop, messy messy messy"

BUM CREEK - TRYING TO MAKE NUSYC™ TO SHOOT COLOURS INTO YOUR BRAIN SINCE 2004

AND YES WE BOUGHT SHARES IN BANDCAMP SO EXPECT MORE OF THIS KINDA UNHEARD DIGI UPLOAD IN THE TIME BEFORE WE’RE ALL GONE AKA THE NEAR FUTURE

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