SPILL music

Studio

The Spill studio supports affordable production of independent music. We've worked on about 350 releases by Australian and international artists and labels: see list below and article at Tape Op.

The early Spill studio used an eight-track reel-to-reel tape deck and mixed to cassette and DAT. In the late 90s we shifted to computer-based recording and mastering.

Spill 8-track (90s)
Greg with 90s-era 8-track

Current equipment

  • sound card: Delta M-Audio Audiophile 2496
  • amp: Teac A-H500
  • speakers: Wharfedale Diamond 8.2

Analog-to-digital transfer is via an electrically-shielded sound card that samples natively at 24-bit/96 Khz and can receive digital input from DAT players, which is particularly useful for remastering old recordings.

Work Done

Mastering

2022

2021

2020

2019

2018

  • Teresa Duffey-Richards album
  • Glen Schenau single
  • Business of Dreams album
  • Gosloe Punks e.p.

2017

  • Phantom Hitchhikers album
  • He Dark Age 7"
  • Dave Graney and Clare Moore Let's Get Tight album
  • Mark Gomes 7"
  • Community 4 compilation of Hobart bands (Rough Skies label)

2016

  • Claire Birchall and The Phantom Hitchhikers single
  • Inevitable Orbit Radios spaced a mile apart EP
  • Julian Williams single
  • Happy Lonesome self-titled album
  • Bent Snakes and Shapes album
  • Blue Chemise album
  • Brando's Island single
  • Fruit and Nut single
  • The Pits Pits For Premiers album
  • Aon Stalp album

2015

2014

2013

  • Community 3 compilation of Hobart bands (Rough Skies label)
  • Tut Tut Kyngs album
  • Nathan Abbey album
  • Redspencer Tell single
  • Andre album
  • Ryan Sterling Rock and or Roll Volume One album
  • Zone Out ep
  • The Dames album
  • The Sump Cheek by Jowl album
  • Ryan Sterling Two Mountains and the Sea album
  • Totally Mild cassette
  • Cheap Nasties album
  • Soda Eaves like drapes either side album
  • Pomme de Terre single
  • Julian Williams Foreign Film album
  • Elizabeth Mary Mitchell album
  • Shannon Kelly EP
  • Tender Bones EP
  • Aaron and Mick Gongs Underground album
  • Dan Preston single
  • The Inevitable Orbit Block Dissolve album
  • He Dark Age One Constant album

2012

  • Claire Birchall This Gallery of Mine album
  • Claire Birchall Captain Captain album
  • Finn de Siecle Dusk ep
  • au.ra EP
  • Lehmann Smith Roominations album
  • Terry McCarthy album
  • Alex Robb album
  • Nathan Kearney Pockmarket album
  • vinyl re-issue of New Season ep (Vacant Valley label)
  • Emu Parade benefit compilation
  • Dave Graney and the mistLY You've Been In My Mind album
  • Hobart Improv Collective Mount Wellington / kunanyi 12"
  • My Favourite Colour is Gold single
  • Val Stephens retrospective cd (Shame File label)
  • Dave Graney King of the Dudes iTunes single
  • Forces 7"
  • Clag Pasted Youth retrospective
  • Tax 7"

2011

  • Undecisive God RPMs 5 6 7 album
  • Lakes 7"
  • Chrome Dome 7"
  • Wendy in the Mountains tape
  • Darling Downs cd
  • Lehmann/Natasha split cassette
  • Little Milk lp
  • Jonny Gibson lp
  • Hammocks and Honey remix ep
  • Hammering the Cramps lp
  • Wendy in the Mountains single
  • Drunk Elk lp
  • Community volume 2 compilation cd (Rough Skies label)
  • Ruth Rogers-Wright The Book of Ruth album
  • A. Wallace split 7" (Special Award Records)
  • Bunny cd ep
  • Motifs split single (Knock Yr Socks Off label)
  • Swedish Magazines album
  • Lakes Winters Blade album
  • Go-Go Sapien album
  • Jonny Telafone 7" (Nihilistic Orbs label)
  • Alysia Manceau The Longest Winter album
  • Per Purpose album
  • Loomers album
  • Nicola Watson ep
  • The Limp re-issue (Fifth Column label)
  • Ashtray Boy re-issue

2010

2009

  • Community (Hobart compilation on Rough Skies label)
  • Holy Sissy album
  • Sun of Clark album
  • Oblako Lodka album (Special Award records)
  • Wasted Truth cassette
  • Mickey Gloss album
  • Transcription of Organ Music Songs from the Great Lake album
  • Dave Graney Knock Yourself Out album
  • Patinka Cha Cha album
  • Chrome Dome 7"
  • Slug Guts Down on the Meat album
  • Lakes cassette
  • Occult Blood ep (Sweatlung)
  • Whitehorse cassette (Sweatlung)
  • Riververb album (Sweatlung)
  • Watson Brown album (Sweatlung)
  • Collapsed Toilet Vietnam cassette (Sweatlung)
  • Penguins EP
  • Vlady Vivaldi album (Alberts Basement)
  • Summer Cats album
  • Full Ugly Ants Pants album (Alberts Basement)
  • Clear Spacemen Outerlude album

2008

  • Loveletting album (Alberts Basement)
  • Julian Williams Liqidambar cd (Synaesthesia / Spill)
  • Huon album (555)
  • Mia Schoen Birdsong album (555)
  • Sean McMahon Welcome to Gippsland album
  • Lakes 12"
  • Northatlantic Audio album
  • James Earthenware album
  • New Estate Out of the Ground album (LTI)
  • Summer Cats singles
  • Jane Dust A Spray of Red from the Deep album (Shocking Flirt)
  • Dave Graney and the Lurid Yellow Mist We Wuz Curious album (Fuse)
  • White Male Dumbinance / Masstrauma split 7" (Sweatlung)
  • The Motifs Cross Paths album (Knock Yr Socks Off)
  • Galactic Locksmith album
  • Fabulous Diamonds Seven Songs cd (Nervous Jerk)
  • Fabulous Diamonds self-titled 12" (Siltbreeze)
  • Rahdunes self-titled album (SweatLung / Emperor Jones)

2007

  • Naked on the Vague The Blood Pressure Sessions album (Dual Plover)
  • Viva Computer self-titled album
  • Lindsey Low Hand Poached Egg album (Fckn Stoner)
  • Kaye-Louise Patterson International Travel album (Fuse)
  • Deaf!Deaf! split 10" (DNT label)
  • Mirrormen ep
  • Darling Downs From one to another album (MGM / Carrot Top)
  • Summer Cats Scratching Post ep (Pop Boomerang)
  • Bad Luck Charms Rant and Drift album (Consumer Productions)
  • Panel of Judges / Garbage and the Flowers split (Weather Records)
  • Electric Jellyfish single
  • An Apple compilation
  • Summer Cats split 7" with Eux Autres
  • Klunk Underground Recordings cd (Diagnosis Don't)
  • Human Six Billion The Night is a Movie, The Sun is a Star ep
  • Lakes Magic Food cd (Inverted Crux)
  • Blarke Bayer / Bone Sheriff split cd (Sweatlung)
  • Magnetics ep
  • Kraus I Could Destroy You with a Single Thought / Lamentations of an Ape album reissue (Diagnosis Don't)
  • SpiderVomit Widows Walk ep (Unstable Ape)
  • Justice Yeldham Cicatrix album (SweatLung)
  • Paeces 7" (Siltbreeze)
  • Fabulous Diamonds 7" (Mistletone / Nervous Jerk)
  • Whitehorse and 731 eps (Sweatlung)
  • Zond / Hi God People split 12" (Spanish Magic)
  • Salmon Rock Formations album (Bang)
  • Can't Stop It vol. 2 compilation (Chapter)
  • New Estate Is It Real? cd (Low Transit Industries)

2006

  • Dave Graney and Clare Moore Keepin' It Unreal album (Reverberation)
  • Lakes album
  • Popolice Middle Ground ep
  • Possum Moods Possum and the Moods cd (555)
  • Driving Past Travel album (Jacana)
  • Scientists Sedition live album (All Tomorrows Parties)
  • UK re-release of Dave Graney The Brother Who Lived album (Reaction)
  • Paeces album
  • Flywheel What To Look For In Summer album (Karmic Hit)
  • Because We Can Our Bars, Our Tonics cd
  • v/a 33 1/3 compilation (Jacana)
  • New Waver Neuters cd (Spill / Dual Plover)
  • Popolice Forceback cd (Jacana)
  • New Estate Rock Shop album (Jacana)
  • On self titled album (Celebrate Psi Phenomenon)
  • The Happy Lonesome ep
  • Baby Bees album
  • Bohemian Knights album
  • Seaworthy Map in Hand album (Steadycam)
  • Ian Wadley Three Uneasy Pieces ep (SweatLung)

2005

2004

  • Ashtray Boy Last Years Song cd (Phonostatique)
  • Melbourne Water volume 1 compilation (W.Minc)
  • Seaworthy Backwoods Architecture ep (SteadyCam)
  • Panel of Judges ep (Weather Records)
  • Dave Graney and the Coral Snakes Night of the Wolverine re-release (Cockaigne)
  • Woodlot Surer compilation cd (FTSM)

2003

  • Das Butcher All in Blood / Mummy single (Saucerlike)
  • The Royal Dave Graney Show All Our Friends Were Stars single (Cockaigne)
  • The Random Numbers Mornington Crescent cd
  • Hardy Coxon Eniwetok Atoll II cd (Fkn Stoner)
  • I Want a Hovercraft ep
  • Sleepy Township Tragedy and Hope mini-album (Dutch Courage)
  • New Season ep (2003)
  • part of Minimum Chips Gardenesque ep (Trifekta)
  • The Bird Blobs Stihl Life (Unstable Ape)
  • Eric Goldd and T.B. Egg through the range of the exposed parts, the stimulated glance rebounds of the one with the other (Realistic)
  • Jen Turrell One Night the Stars Began to Fall (Red Square)
  • Possum Moods cd (Red Square)
  • Grey Tapes cd (555)
  • Snow Fairies Feel You Up (Red Square)
  • 555cd55 compilation (555)
  • GirlRacer/Kanda split cd (555)
  • The Tall Boy Goes On (555)
  • The Moodists Two Fisted Art retrospective cd (W.minc)

2002

  • Julian Williams Leaf Rain cd (Rhizome)
  • Julian Williams Noodle Sun cd (FTSM)
  • v/a, The Way Things Change volumes 4 to 6 (Red Square)
  • The Cannanes Trouble Seemed So Far Away (Lamingtone)
  • Chapter label Double Figures compilation (Chapter)
  • Function album The Zillionaire-Retarded Speeds Of Ordinary, Measured Light(Love and Mercy)
  • The Legend Everett True Connection cd (3acrefloor)
  • Mia Schoen Champions cd (Library records)
  • The Frustrations The Dole Years (Consumer Productions)
  • Sleepy Township retrospective All These Records (Lost and Lonesome)
  • Fog and Ocean album (555)
  • Australian Popfest compilation (555)
  • Snout Non Stop Fun ep (W.minc)
  • Escargo-gos si vous aimes lamour (Red Square, 2002)
  • Bright Lights cd (555, 2002)
  • Bill Ricchini Ordinary Time (Red Square, 2002)
  • v/a Invited to Dinner (Red Square, 2002)
  • parts of Minimum Chips retrospective (Chapter, 2002)
  • Boyracer To get a better hold you've go to loosen yr grip (555, 2002)
  • Hi God People Play to the Temple of Depth cd (Spill/FTSM, 2002)
  • Volvox Bad Earth cd (Spill/Dual Plover/Freedom From, 2002)
  • Soft Love Soft Cell tribute (555)
  • Tracey Read Everything is Real cd (Chapter)
  • Flywheel My Career Meltdown 10" (Z and Zoe)

2001

  • Can't Stop It compilation of Australian post-punk bands (Chapter)
  • Bird Blobs album (self-released)
  • BoyRacer boyfuckingracer (555)
  • 555 compilation Knowing We Was Right From Da Start (555)
  • Famous Boyfriend album (555)
  • Saucer album (555)
  • Above Ground Pool ep (FTSM)
  • Paul of Blood Poxy Music

2000

1999

  • Static Modulation compilation (Static Modulation)
  • Dworzec album (self-released)
  • Sleepy Township Set Sail album (Chapter)
  • Huon Epic album (555)
  • Huon Songs For Lord Tortoise album (Animal World)
  • Huon Hung Up Over Night album (555)
  • Hydroplane Hope Against Hope (Drive-In)
  • Kokoshkar album (Organic)
  • Long Weekend ep (555)

1998

  • Fifty Record Players comp (Snawklor)
  • Pip Proud One of these days album (Emperor Jones)
  • Chris Smith Cabin Fever album (Avalanche Express)
  • Ruff Buff album (Arrowroot)
  • Crabstick album (BBP)
recording studio in 1990
early Spill setup, Brunswick, 1990

Recording / mixing

  • Chris Smith Bad Orchestra album (with Cal Orr) (Death Valley, 2006)
  • Chris Smith Justin Fuller album (SweatLung, 2006)
  • bonus tracks on the Triffids Born Sandy Devotional re-release (mix only, with Graham Lee) (Liberation, 2006)
  • Hi God People Shortwave Children ep (Shame File, 2006)
  • Julian Williams Skylike Affliction album (assisting Julian), (FTSM 2005)
  • Chris Smith split 12" (with Chris), (Fat Cat, 2005)
  • New Estate self-titled ep (overdubs) (Jacana, 2005)
  • A-Mo Yo Fatties split cd, (mix and master) (Land and Sea, 2004)
  • Deep Country Twelve Cautionary Tales album (with James Dutton) 2004
  • New Estate Considering... album (with Mia Schoen) (W.Minc, 2004)
  • Julian Williams Continuous Antennae album (with Julian), FTSM 2003
  • Chris Smith Plates Shift, on Motion compilation (Preservation, 2003)
  • Geyana Dancey Lovers (Realistic, 2003)
  • Origami Please Exit Quietly album (555, 2002)
  • The Legend I'm not like that (appears on Kill Rock Stars Tracks and Fields compilation 2004)
  • Chris Smith Map Ends cd (Emperor Jones, 2002)
  • Peter Jefferies / Chris Smith single (International Trash, 2000)
    (aka Whatever You Want and Ghostwriter on PJ album Closed Circuit, Emperor Jones 2001)
  • Driving Past Real Estate album (Chapter, 1999)
  • Panel of Judges ep (Chapter, 1999)
  • Jaguar is Jaguar ep (Million to One, 1999)
  • Hi God People Nega cd (Varispeed, 1999)
  • Tracey Reed ep (Chapter, 1999)
  • Driving Past 7" (Chapter, 1998)
  • Solids 7" (FTSM, 1998)
  • Above Ground Pool Red-Green Confuser 7" (FTSM, 1997)
  • Above Ground Pool Bolger Cupcake Dynasty album (Chapter/FTSM, 1996)
  • parts of Dragster self-titled album (Hoppel de Hoy, 1997)
  • parts of 99 767 and self-titled albums (Patsy, 1996-8)
  • parts of v/a Box and Trianti compilation (1996)
  • Clag splits (Endearing, Spit and a Half, 1995)
  • New Waver releases (Spill, 1990-2010)
  • Gatekeepers 12" and 7" (HWS/Spill, 1987, 1990)
recording studio in 2010
later Spill setup, Brunswick, 2010

Remixes

  • Ashtray Boy, VIP 600 and Underwater Conversations on Euro album (Jellyboy, 2003)
  • The Dave Graney Show Too Fast For Love (Cockaigne, 2002)
  • Ukiyo-e South Western (assisting Chris Smith), on experience makes you dumb remix cd (Trifekta, 2003)
  • Above Ground Pool You (unreleased)
  • The Cannanes You Name It on Electro 2000 ep (YoYo, 2000)
  • Huon Getrappel on Disco Square album (555, 2000)
  • Huon Complex on Songs for Lord Tortoise album (Animal World, 1999)
  • Ruff Buff Roosters Lament on These Are Testing Times 7" (555, 1998)