Lucas Abela / Justice Yeldham / DJ Smallcock etc is celebrating 20 years of “music” making with a free collection of his back catalog on mp3
available as a zip or torrent file here
Initially classed as a turntablist, Lucas Abela’s work has rarely resembled anything in the field, early feats saw him stabb vinyl with Kruger style stylus gloves, bound on electro acoustic trampolines, drag race the pope across the Sydney Harbour Bridge, perform deaf defying duet duels with amplified samurai swords, hospitalised by high powered turntables constructed from sewing machine motors, record chance John Peel sessions with the Flaming Lips, become Otomo Yoshihides’ favourite entry into his Ground Zero remix competition; ‘Consummation’ (even though instead of sampling the CD he destroyed it using amplified skewers!).
Today these turntable roots have became almost unrecognisable, evolving into his infamous glass instrument, the shards being nothing more than a giant diamond tipped stylus you vibrate with your mouth. He has been perfecting the instrument since it’s invention in 2003, perfroming internationally as Justice Yeldham and with his glass/ drums/ piano trio, Rice Corpse.
Lucas has principally been a live audio artist, perfroming live since 1994 after Oren Ambarchi stumbled across his radio performances, and invited him to play the What is? Music Festival. However Recently he has begun dabbling in sound installation with works like Vinyl Rally, where remote control cars with styli attached are raced over a track made from a mass of disused vinyl records.
He also founded of the irreverent dualpLOVER organisation, promoting, touring and releasing stark music from Australia and Abroad.
features the following albums
Justice Yeldham | BIRTHDAYS | LP, Anarchymoon / Turgid Animal / All Thumbs Press | USA | 2008
Justice Yeldham | CICATRIX | CD ltd 500 copies | SWEATLUNG | Australia | 2007
DJ SMALLCOCK | YINYUE | CD | dualpLOVER | Australia | 2000
PEELED HEARTS PASTE | PLOVER BRAND | CD | dualpLOVER | Australia | 1997
A KOMBI | MUSIC TO DRIVE-BY | CD | dualpLOVER | Australia | 1996
Justice Yeldham | Oberdeck (18. April) | CDR, Karl Schmidt Verlag | Germany | 2011
Justice Yeldham | LIVE IN SEOUL | 7″ | 8mm | Italy | 2007
Justice Yeldham | LIVE IN SCHOOL | 7″ ltd 400 copies. | LOAD | USA | 2007
Justice Yeldham | LIVE IN BEIRUT | 7″ ltd 500 copies. | dualplover / chondritic sound | USA | 2005.
Justice Yeldham | LIVE IN LISBOA | 7″ ltd 500 copies | dualplover / freedom from | USA | 2005
Justice Yeldham | live in germany | 8″ actetate ltd 23 copies | dualpLOVER | Australia | 2005
Rice Corpse | Mrs Rice | CD | dualpLOVER / Subjam | China | 2009
JUSTICE YELDHAM | & THE DRUMMER WHO WISHES TO REMAIN NAMELESS | CDR EDITION OF 40 | dualpLOVER | Australia | 2007
DJ Smallcock | Rocket to DNA (remixes) | CD | dualpLOVER | Australia | 1999
Justice Yeldham / Dave Phillips | Two Thousand-Five / Spilt LP | Blossoming Noise | USA | 2010 (yeldham only)
Justice Yeldham | live in wein | double a-side c30 cassette | hate state | USA | 2008
+ other non released and compilation tracks
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