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Driftwood (nara014)

Simon Barker: drums/shakuhachi

“Driftwood”, a collection of drumset improvisations by Simon Barker. This 30 minute CD is available for $12 plus postage


The Return of Spring (nara013)

New Release!!! Improvisations by Bae Il Dong, Scott Tinkler, and Simon Barker

Out of Stock! Please visit my Bandcamp page to download this release


Orneon (nara012)

Carl Dewhurst (Guitar), Simon Barker (drums)

A new collection of ambient improvisations by Carl Dewhurst and Simon Barker

“Being such pure improvisers, Dewhurst and Barker allow no self-consciousness or doubt to interfere with the music taking its natural course” John Shand SMH

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Chiri (nara011)

Scott Tinkler (trumpet) Bae Il Dong (vocal) Simon Barker (drums)

The title, Chiri, refers to the mountain area where singer Bae Il Dong spent many years in isolation singing at waterfalls in order to reveal “the voices”.


Daorum (nara010)


Bae Il Dong, Simon Barker, Carl Dewhurst, Kim Dong Won, Matt McMahon, Phil Slater

“Daorum is a rare musical treat. It is new, original, and very exciting.” Dianna Carroll – The Independent Weekly


Lost Thoughts Tinkler/Barker (nara008)

Resealable Sleeve Special – $15 plus postage

“Always the myriad sounds arrest and engage, guiding you from thought to thought, so you never feel you’re eavesdropping on a private conversation. Perhaps the title should have been Found Thoughts. Sensational.” John Shand – Sydney Morning Herald


THE THOUSANDS Phil Slater qt (nara007)

Temporarily out of stock

Phil Slater – Trumpet, Matt McMahon – Piano, Lloyd Swanton – Bass, Simon Barker – Drums

Ellipsis Matt McMahon trio

Temporarily out of stock

Matt McMahon, Jonathon Brown and Simon barker have been playing together for over ten years. On “Ellipsis” they explore Matt’s pieces on cd for the first time.


ORMUS SHOWA 44 (nara005)

Out of Stock. Please visit the Showa 44 Bandcamp site to download this release

Drifting, humming guitar reminiscent of the swirls of Fripp & Eno open and recur on this beautiful second album of improvisations from guitarist Carl Dewhurst and drummer Simon Barker.” John Shand SMH

PATHS AND STREAMS Matt McMahon (nara004)

Temporarily out of stock

Eagerly anticipated release by
Freedman Fellowship winner, Matt McMahon, presenting a selection of superb music
by Australian composers including Peter Sculthorpe (Calmo, from Piano Concerto),
Mike Nock (Nata Lagal), Robyne Dunn (Like I Do) and Steve Hunter (In the
Blue Room).

Matt is joined by some of Australia’s finest musicians: James Muller (guitar),
Phil Slater (trumpet), Brett Hirst (bass) and Simon Barker (drums). Also featuring
on several tracks, a string quartet led by Michele O‘ Young .

“a landmak in local creative music”

John Shand SMH


Band of Five Names – Empty Gardens

Resealable Sleeve Special – $15 plus postage


“This group is at the cutting edge of contemporary jazz. Their work
is highly original and, although based in jazz, takes music in new directions.”


Phil Slater (trumpet/laptop),
Matt McMahon (piano/rhodes/organ) and Simon Barker (drums)


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“This is the first release on drummer Simon Barker’s new label
presenting the best in Australian creative music. He and guitarist Carl Dewhurst
display imaginations the size of continents and an extraordinary intense rapport,
taking daredevil; listeners on improvised sonic adventures”

John Shand, Limelight Magazine


Band of Five Names



Phil Slater (Trumpet)/ Matt McMahon (Piano)/ Adam
Armstrong (Bass)/ Simon Barker (Drums)

Re-release of Band of Five Names eponymous 2000 release.

“..strikingly fresh and original, the playing beautifully judged by all
four musicians. They allow the music to unfold without wasting any energy proving
how many notes they can play. If you missed this album first time around it’s
well worth finding now.”

Adrian Jackson, Rhythms Magazine

“The general standard of Australian contemporary jazz releases is remarkable
and this is one of the really outstanding ones”

John Clare, Sydney Morning Herald

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Peter Scherr – Bass/Matt McMahon – Piano/Simon Barker – Drums

Bassist/composer Peter Scherr, a long time resident of Hong Kong, is committed to bringing creative music to the Asia Pacific region, and is delighted to announce the release of this new record featuring Matt McMahon and Simon Barker in his trio Jazz Folk. In this recording, the trio explores music of compelling simplicity. These are great songs that have not yet found their way into the jazz catalogue. Songs by artists such as Nick Drake and Elliott Smith are featured along with original compositions. A dreamy mood prevails, but the music builds to surprising intensity at times.




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