Trance Mutation (2012) compiles four live recordings from 2008 - 2011, some of which came out as very limited edition runs of CDRs. This album charts our early (non-)career.
In April 2013 we unleashed a cassette, Responsibility. This beast mainly documents Aktion Unit's tour of New Zealand in 2010, but also includes a rather wonderful live-to-air performance on Melbourne's community radio station 3CR, recorded as a tribute to recently deceased music and visual art legend Don Van Vliet, aka Captain Beefheart. Needless to say, the result of this cover version bears very little resemblance to the original.
1. Blues For Thatcher (7.03)
2. Ruth Norman (8.14)
3. Astrology School (1.24)
4. Countdown To Ecstasy (4.06)
5. Zig Zag Wanderer (27.48)
1. Recorded at Wunderbar, Lyttelton NZ, 2010
2. Recorded at Chick’s Hotel, Port Chalmers NZ, 2010
Mike Dooley: drums
Sarah Kate Stuart: guitar
3. Recorded at Astrology School, Melbourne, 2011
Yuko Kono: bass
4. Recorded at Bar Open, Melbourne, 2010
Lisa Mackinney: acetone organ
Nicole Hurtubise: percussion
5. Recorded live to air at 3cr radio, Melbourne, 2010
Jess McCann: piano, voice
lyrics by Don Van Vliet
Robert McDougall made a brilliant video for the track 'Blues For Thatcher' from Responsibility. Viewing may induce epileptic fits, so be warned!