Way back in 1992 Saltman was forced to do a community based order for starting a WW3 fireworks display at Surrey Dive, Box Hill. He chose Toastmasters in a Box Hill Scout Hall as his punishment. The Great White Labrador recorded the six weeks on his tape recorder. It gives an intriguing insight into his downfall and his crushing introduction into the 1990’s. Here they are. Enjoy.
- Mental Capitulation (edit) – Sniper Nose (2015)
- Shadow – Wild Nothing (2012)
- Ride – Lavender Faction (1990)
- Paddle Forward – Yo La Tengo (2013)
- Everything Flows – Teenage Fanclub (1990)
- Velocity Girl – Primal Scream (1986)
- Desire Song – Yuko Yuko (2014)
- Lovetrap (Feat. Ariel Pink) – Soko (2015)
- Unconscious Melody – Viet Cong (2014)
- I Had an Excellent Dream – The Dentists (1985)
- Giving Up (Cola Kid demo edit) – Travis Bretzer (2015)
- Ode to Viceroy – Mac DeMarco (2102)
- Morning Rise – Slowdive (1991)
- Don’t Slip Up – Meat Whiplash (1985)
- Upside Down – The Jesus & Mary Chain (1985)
- Stun – Stagnant Pools (2012)
- Plant Lilies At My Head – Tropic of Cancer (2013)
- Kevin – Hawaiian Gremlins (2015)
- Persona Love/After Love – Jefre Cantu-Ledesma (2015)
- Borderline – Yuko Yuko
- Give It Up – Hawaiian Gremlins
- Contrast – Drum Machine
- Strong Love – Gap Dream
- Nausea – Craft Spells
- Treat Her Better – Mac DeMarco
- Lipstick – Ariel Pink
- Infinity Street – Sui Zhen
- What Happened To Us? – GL
- She Dances – Persona La Ave
- Born Again – DIANA
- Topia – This Will Destroy You
- It’s Been So Long – TOY
- Tense – Yolke
- Kampuchea – Sniper Nose
- Same Places (Slow Version) – Belong
G’day Platypus Rippers, the Great White Labrador is back with another disturbing yet intriguing album. Some time ago we discovered an old cassette by this strange beast called ‘Saltman’. You can download his first cassette here. SInce the discovery and release of his first cassette, the internet has been alight with intrigue, fear and excitement around this Rock n Roll Lizard of Oz.
This second cassette was found in the back of a burnt out truck in the back blocks of Lower Keetswood. In this recording, Saltman begins his recordings with snippets of news reports, followed by answering machine messages from his ‘War Husband’ Fuzzburn, then continues to him driving around the lonely streets of the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne wreaking havoc. In the Part 1 it is clear that he is under the influence of something as his vehicle roars through the streets of Mont Albert in recession ridden Melbourne as he appears to be causing explosions under train bridges. In the other tracks, he talks about his infamous trip to Copenhagen circa 89′, does a drive by at an underage nightclub and unsuccessfully tries to sue Whitehorse Plaza. It’s a depressing yet adrenalin fuelled wild ride with the midnight madman, but one worth taking.
This album picks up from track 2 onwards but continues to confuse and shock me with delight, I would’ve heard this this at least 50 times by now. Check it out.
Sniper Nose is an experimental / guitar / ambient outfit (Cola Kid & Nicky Mecks) based in Melbourne, Australia. Formed in 2014, they released their debut EP ‘New Cold War’ later year.
New Cold War is a synthetic, visionary travelogue which sets a soundscape to a fictionalised autobiography. Each track corresponds to a video.
Watch the videos here:
The Rules of Sniper Nose :
1. Every sound is visualised through an accretion of collected and layered images.
2. Work must be produced with speed, spontaneous & responsive to one’s immediate environment.
3. All sounds & images are processed, distorted, layered, manipulated, synthesised & sampled.
Sniper Nose have been influenced by:
Swervedriver, Gruff Rhys of SFA, Yolke, Belong.
Sound: Shoegaze, Psychedelic dirge, Post-Punk electronic, Ambient-drone.
- Philadelphia Raga – Peter Matthew Bauer (2014)
- Put Your Number In My Phone – Ariel Pink (2014)
- Yearbook – Dripping Wet (2014)
- Brother – Mac DeMarco (2014)
- Gruesome Castle – The Wake (1987)
- No Joy – Last Boss (2013)
- While you’re sleeping I’m dreaming – Tamaryn (2012)
- Easy – Yolke (2014)
- Starting Over – Lsd and the Search for God (2006)
- Pencil Test – Yo La Tengo (1996)
- Sugar – My Bloody Valentine (1989)
- I’ll take tomorrow – Moose (1991)
- CHKN – Ashrae Fax (2014)
- Dub Wound – Swervedriver (2013)
- Younger Than Yesterday – Real Estate (2013)
- On the Beach – Lower Plenty (2014)
- I Promise… Things Are Gonna Get Better – Vietnam (2012)
- My Clown – Belong (2008)
A new Cola Kid and Nicky Mecks collaboration.