Wednesday, October 9, 2019

The Scrapes Live Soundtrackin'

Hello all...

Well believe it or not we Scrapes do keep the work going in the shadows. Earlier this year we created a soundtrack to Love & Other Ecologies, a short film by Melody Woodnutt, and now we shall perform at its premiere in Melbourne, a live version of the soundtrack, yes indeed!

DETAILS FOR IT ARE HERRRRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE


I will get back here and write another one of those Scrapes history bits eventually though it's generally easier to follow us on Facebook and catch updates there as Blogger is...well who looks at it anymore?

So see you in Melbourne on 14 NOVEMBER..........and perhaps another date while I'm down there...we're working on it.

We'll have some more announcements before the year is out no doubt...

Transmission....over.

Adam


Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Reminiscences on 10 Years of Scrapes (and still going) Part 1

10 Years of Scrapes. Back in early 2009 Ryan and I got together for our first lot of rehearsals at the sharehouse I lived in in Woolloongabba on Brisbane's inner south and we knew pretty well immediately we had something going that we liked. Within a couple of months we were at the Conservatorium of Music using their studio gear to record this first demo CDR in the orchestral hall, me at one end with a totally acoustic violin and Ryan at the other with his mammoth VASE amp and guitar. That battle laid the ground for these tracks followed by some overdubs which would soon become loops instead in live performances (if there even was electricity at the gig - I recall a gig in an abandoned house in Mitchelton that was forcibly acoustic - we may have recordings for that somewhere...) and all of that boring whatever. Point is 10 years ago we made THIS RACKET (below too) which you can make your own by heading over to bandcamp. We have no hard copies anymore. If you run a label and would love to release it in plush fashion with 500 pages of boring twaddle from me explaining every second of every day leading up to it like that Neil Young bio Shakey then drop us a line (or even if you'd just do a CD we'd probably think about it). Cover art is a unique piece by my old man Kim B. Cadell whose art has adorned every Scrapes album since thus far. Composition-wise a lot of the basic bits came from older compositions of mine that I made into a little demo very few people got called "Transmissions from a Traveller" (seedy sounding if you've got a filthy mind... and I know a lot of you do) but that also were string quartets such as Cold Shoulders which you can hear the String Quartet versh of HERE. Other bits then came from various ideas Ryan had that didn't fit with his band at the time Nikko (which I was also in for a time once we got The Scrapes rollin') and from our mutual love of the VU, Spacemen 3 etc. Yep. If you've read this far I applaud you. 10 Years of Scrapes...and still counting...we're quiet bastards but we're there...Thanks to all for your continuing interest. Adam (& Ryan).


Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Breath Or Echo




Documentation of November 2018 performance at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), Brisbane as part of the opening of the Australia Pacific Triennial 9. This performance was a collaboration with Japanese artist Yuko Mohri, whose installation "Breath or Echo" informed and invaded our improvisation. Enjoy the full video of one of the performances above.

In Scrapes news, we shall be convening in Ryan's current homeground of Melbourne to bury ourselves in the studio and work on a soundtrack to a new 16mm film by Melody Woodnutt. Will these recordings also result in a new Scrapes LP??? Who knows...


Until next time...

Ever working in the shadows, The Scrapes.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

The Scrapes are doing what?

LIVE IN BRISBANE THIS WEEKEND

24th & 25th November 2018 at GOMA, South Bank, Brisbane
OPENING OF APT9
Performing with Breath & Echo, and installation piece by Japanese artist Yuko Mohri
FREE entry
Both afternoons around 3pm

FURTHER INFO


AND AND AND AND AND

Bonus gig 24th November at DEAD AIR: 10th Anniversary of Rusted Satellites
on the loud stage, 8:30ish pmish

EVENT PAGE

Come to some of it

come to all of it.


When will be our next gig? Where will be our next gig? Who knows.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Sunday, February 25, 2018

A Tale of Two Events

TWO THINGS COMING UP!!!

26 Feb at The Bearded Lady, West End, Brisbane - PRECURSOR #1 feat: Adam Cadell/Josh Tait duo     I N F OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

 What JOsh and I get up to


A N D VERY VERY VERY EXCITINGLY!!!

B O   O   M             V  A  CUUMMMM                     #5  28 FEB @ THE JUNK BAR, ASHGROVE, BRISBANE............................7:30PM

First one for 2018 featuring the usual house band of JIVE CANYON + Eugene Carchesio and Mr Erik Griswold 

JIVE CANYON TAPE NOW UP DIGITALLY!!!!!!! 

But also a host of great underground weirdos as usual and of course at the mighty JUNK BAR. Back on every final Weds of every month. Get down there!

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Do not miss any of this. Of course next week then there's the excellent Upper Partialism and some more exciting gigs and celebrations upcoming from there. 

See you there.

In more Scrapey news there are some exciting developments occurring. We'll have a novel way to present our latest album to you all which we're working on at present and some soundtracking on the horizon. 

More to Come............

Saturday, November 18, 2017

KIM B CADELL EXHIBITION

Hello all.

For those of you who have followed The Scrapes deeply you would be aware that our album covers are painted by one Kim B. Cadell, he being the Dad of me, Adam Cadell.

He has his first solo exhibition in many many years opening today 18 November at Victor Mace Fine Art Gallery in Milton, Brisbane. Details in below invite. We Scrapes encourage you to attend and purchase artworks if you're in that sort of financial situation.


Be there. And in further news you may be aware that I am involved in putting on a series of underground creative music at The Junk Bar, Ashgrove. Our final event for 2017 is happening 29/11. 

Other things happening and you can find all details about that at http://adam-cadell.com and associated thinks. 
Bye for now............................