Format: lp

Eugene Chadbourne - Solo Guitar Volume 1 1/3 ()

LP Edition od 400. Includes Download Slip. Release Date – October 19th, 2018 – Pre-Order Available – Eugene Chadbourne is one of the great guitar players of the modern era. At the time he began recording in Canada in 1975, his music was a unique syncretic formulation. While its most obvious component was free improvisation in a style then most widely associated with English and European players, his music also contained elements of jazz, country, folk, blues, psychedelic and international sounds, referencing these threads in ways that were so diverse and intensely personalized it would take scholars decades to decode them. Volume 1-1/3 is the first of four LPs devoted to documenting some of the music Dr. Chadbourne was creating… Read more »

Lauri McNamara - Knobby Knoll ()

LP Edition of 200. Includes Download slip. Release Date – Oct.19th, 2018 – Pre-Order Available – Lauri McNamara is one of the crazies who makes the New England sub-underground such a richly interesting universe to inhabit. She worked off and on with the late, lamented Egg Eggs, but her main focus has always been on solo performance, accompanying herself on ukelele. A few other people make the presence felt on her debut LP, Knobby Knoll, but let’s not get bogged down in their details. ‘Cause really, this is Lauri’s show, no matter who else might be sitting in. Unlike the many idiots who play uke, emphasizing its child-like qualities, Lauri handles the little axe like an adult. In her hands… Read more »

Bryan Gillig - Limited Grace ()

LP Edition of 200. Release Date – Sep. 21st, 2018 – Pre-Order Available – Limited Grace is a lyrical hitchhike expedition through a psychedelic rural universe where time is nebulous and navigational tools are frowned upon. Through words, voice and sound, Gillig take us through cosmic swamps, ghostly clearings, mountain tops at night without a tent, shacks built along riverbanks but without running water, and dark desert highways soaked in silence except for the sound of a gas tank running on little more than fumes. Using the imagery of small, concrete moments, he tells us unique yet epically familiar stories without the frills of any particular plotline. While his first release, Cave Trilogy (FTR 188), was a 3LP set of… Read more »

Tarp - Part ()

LP Edition of 300. Comes with Download Slip. Co-Released with There Is No Trouble In Denmark Release Date – Sep. 21st, 2018 – Pre-Order Available In 1975, the critic Lester Bangs was seen moaning in the pages of Creem about the anti-emotionalism of the German band, Kraftwerk, and their whole concept of the man-machine. Skip ahead 43 years. Bangs is long dead, and the man-machine is thriving. As proof of this, one need look no further than the new Tarp LP, Part. Trapped inside its insanely lovely cover art (courtesy of Greta Svalberg), one finds the two hulking man-machines (Conrad Capistran and Joshua Burkett) attempting to figure out if it’s okay for robots to hug each other in public. Right… Read more »

Dial - Noise Opera ()

LP Edition of 250. Download Slip Included. We were first attuned to Dial by Bill Nace back in the early days of this century. He’d been sent over the moon by the incredible squall of the unit, a trio led by former UT-guitarist Jacqui Ham. We were so blown away by the re-emergence of Jacqui, we didn’t even try to figure out who the other players were. But it turns out the other two dudes were Rob Smith, a most immaculate manipulator of drum dials and guitar feedback, and synth-pillager/bassist Dominic Weeks, who’d been in the most insane Rough Trade band of all times — Furious Pig. This was news worth learning! Over the course of four CDs in 16… Read more »

Mako Sica / Hamid Drake - Ronda ()

2LP Edition of 500. Included Download Code with Mail Order Copies. Co-Released w/ Astral Spirits on Cassette / Digital Tiny Mix Tapes Brilliant, inspired and somewhat surprising collaboration between Chicago’s premier free-rock trio and the truly legendary percussionist, Hamid Drake, who has played with everyone from Don Cherry to Peter Brotzmann to Lee Perry. ​ This collusion was precipitated by Matt Jackowiak, a mutual friend, who thought a merging of their sounds might make for an ecstatic explosion. This feeling became mutual after they played a show together at Constellation. The set mixed Mako Sica tunes with improvisations that took everyone to places they hadn’t expected, and the trip was deemed an utter success. ​ Ronda was done at two sessions, scheduled around… Read more »

Charles K. Noyes & Owen Maercks with Henry Kaiser and Greg Goodman - Free Mammals ()

LP Inserts / Download Slip. Edition of 500. Reissue of an exceptional album of improvisations, recorded when percussionist Charles K. Noyes was lured to the Bay Area in the summer of 1979 by Henry Kaiser. Noyes and Maercks had played regularly as a duo when Owen was still based in Worcester, MA. But he’d shifted his ass westward in the wake of the Teenage Sex Therapist session (FTR 153), which had been organized by Kaiser following their collaborations in the band, Monster Island. Half of the album was recorded live at Woody Woodman’s Finger Palace, with Kaiser on guitar and Greg Goodman on piano. The web of cluttered notes and interwoven melodic lines they created that night was incredible. And… Read more »

Chris Corsano, Paul Flaherty - The Hated Music ()

2LP with Download Slip. Edition of 500. Cover art by Gary Panter Hard to believe it has been 18 years since this set was first issued, but that’s what the calendar says. Paul and Chris had been playing together for a while before this. I seem to recall rehearsals outdoors in Hartford beneath stretches of raised highway under construction. But that may have been Chris and Pete Nolan, back when Pete played guitar. Who can remember exactly? It’s been a long time. But I do remember we put this set together because it seemed essential to document how amazing the communication was between these two musicians, from different generations, but tuned into the same insane frequency. When we told Paul… Read more »

Stefan Neville & Greg Malcolm - A Nuance ()

LP Edition of 250. Download Slip Included. Stefan Neville is one of the busier beavers on the North island of New Zealand. Recording under his own name, as Pumice (or a variety of other soubriquets), running the Stabbies & the Rockets label, drumming for the Coolies and so on, he keeps his tail moving quickly so that it does not grow moss. Greg Malcolm is one of New Zealand’s premier avant garde string-benders. He did a bit of band aktion with Jay Clarkson in Breathing Cage, but has mostly hewed to stranger improv-based roads. He plays oddly crafted guitar-like instruments of all manners, and has lots of great solo recordings as well as various ad hoc unit-spew and a duo… Read more »

MB Jones - By MB Jones ()

LP Edition of 250. Includes DL Slip. Matt “MB” Jones has long been kicking back and forth between the Valley and Asia. His recordings with Jee Jee Band have reflected this duality. And this new “solo” album, recorded mostly in his original backyard with a cast of local hottentots (Conrad Capistran, Tim Sheldon, John Moloney, etc.) continues this vibe, while changing it in many subtle ways. The K-Pop readymades of the Jee Jee Band’s Glass Fish LP have continued to drift out of Matt’s repertoire. This remodeling began on Jee Jee’s Holy Yolk LP (FTR 304), and by this point the hints are still there if you know where to look for them, but they no longer jump out at… Read more »