Format: lp

Eric Arn & Jasmine Pender - Hydromancy ()

LP edition of 250. Bandcamp Here is the third of our LPs documenting the new work of Vienna-based expatriate guitarist, Eric Arn. The first was the solo Orphic Resonance (FTR 281), the second, Paranza Corta (FTR 384), documenting duo work with Austrian guitarist Margaret Unknown. And now the third features duet recordings with English avant garde cellist Jasmine Pender, who also performs more noisily using the soubriquet, Rotten Bliss.  Pender and Arn first met at a 2018 festival in Krems, Austria. They played a duo show soon after, and this recording session followed in August of that year, when Ms. Pender was passing through Vienna. The blend of their instruments is a strange and delicate meeting. The music involves a… Read more »

The Band Whose Name Is A Symbol - Berserkir ()

LP Edition of 500 Co-Release with Cardinal Fuzz 21st (or so) album by this superb Ottawa-based improv unit, whose work has been too long underappreciated in the U.S. The core of the group (a sextet on this session) came out of the garage rock scene in 2008, dreaming, one supposes, of creating a sound more open and freed from structural form-dictates. Their ability to create cosmic gushery of the highest order has been proved time and again. Berserker Volume One must take its name from any one of a number of screwed-up B-movies, since the approach the band takes here owes not a whit to any juiced and enraged Viking we ever ran into. The long, slow guitar lines (and… Read more »

Letha Rodman Melchior - Tretetam ()

Edition of 250 Download slip included with LP Release Date – May 8th – Pre-order available –  We discovered the experimental work of the late Letha Rodman Melchior through her husband Dan. Our first release was the amazing Mare Astrale LP (FTR 432), and we have now reissued 2009’s Treteman as an LP Tretetam was actually the operating handle Letha originally used for her sound collages. And this music was first issued on CDR as Tretetam’s eponymous debut for the Finnish Ikuisuus label. A few other releases appeared under this soubriquet before she began using her own name on such projects.  Letha displays her absolutely original approach to musique concrete from the very beginning of her investigation of the form…. Read more »

Don Dietrich - Option ()

LP edition of 300. Release Date – Release Date – May 1st, 2020 – Pre-order available  FTR is proud to present what is only the second solo album by Borbetomagus’ sax giant, Don Dietrich. Crazily, Option documents the FIRST solo performance Don ever did. It was recorded in 2019 as part of the OPTION series in Chicago, where Dietrich appeared at the invitation of Ken Vandermark (who also wrote the liner notes). The cover photo shows one of Don’s polycarbonate sculptures, after which the album is partially named. Twisted, compressed and strangely inviting, it is emblematic of the eruptive ruckus Don creates using amplified tenor sax and effects pedals. This music possesses some of the same cerebral overload as the… Read more »

The Slowest Lift - Plutonic Shine ()

LP comes with download slip. Edition of 250 Release Date –  April 24th, 2020 – Pre-order available  Vinylization of last year’s cassette by UK duo, The Slowest Lift. Comprised of Julian Bradley (Vibracathedral Orchestra, etc.) and Sophie Cooper (whose Divine Ekstasys LP, FTR 342, is a dang classic), The Slowest Lift has been producing high-quality avant-pop form-waffling for several years. Their eponymous debut album was on VHF, and Plutonic Shine continues their drive into the heart of some very weird beast. Sophie’s vocals sometimes breath like the air itself, although they can also surface as distorted puffs of lung-powered color, melodically-oriented, but trapped by no ordinary sense of song structure. The instrumental portion seems to be built with electronics and guitars, which create… Read more »

The Cherry Blossoms - Mystery Meet ()

LP Edition of 400 Includes Download and Insert. Vinylization of an insane and legendary CDR that Nashville’s Cherry Blossoms collective issued when they did a 2007 tour of Upper and Lower Rangoon with Josephine Foster as a special guest member.  The Cherry Blossoms are a musical entity not easily described, but I feel as though their essential whatsis was grasped by Michael Hurley. We were talking a few weeks ago and when the Blossoms were mentioned, Mike said, “Oh Yeah. I remember the last time I played a gig with those guys. Their van pulled up, and each of them got out, already playing an instrument and singing, and each of them was doing a different song.” And so it… Read more »

Big Blood - Do You Wanna Have a Skeleton Dream​? ()

LP Edition of 300 Includes Download / Poster Insert. 1st Pressing – Black Vinyl – Out of Print. 2nd Pressing – Neon Magenta Vinyl – Wow! Great new LP by the full trio version of Maine’s Big Blood. Colleen, Caleb and Quinnisa are all present and accounted for at every turn on this one! Unlike their last LP, The Daughter’s Union (FTR 459) (which seemed like some sort of experiment involving glam-rock-readymades), Do You Wanna? is awash with crazily re-imagined girl group dynamics. Some of these tight-sparkly-dress recreations have a savage teenage authority, but others wiggle more like dreams stolen from the nodes of Julee Cruise, Angelo Badalmanetti or David Lynch. Sometimes there are style-ghosts standing in all the expected… Read more »

Leaf Peepers - Lunchtime For Birdy ()

LP edition of 200 / Numbered / includes a download code slip with LP. Loose Leaf covers and back Risograph Printed at Looky Here in Greenfield MA. Bandcamp  First graspable release by Leaf Peepers, a Massachusetts duo comprised of Turner Falls’ Omeed Goodzari and Worcester’s Nick Bisceglia. Omeed is well-known hereabouts as member of Donkey No No, and also for his solo recordings, which include the superb Zoltar Hid All the Locks/Minnows LP (FTR 349). Nick has recorded with his band Husks, and has also participated on sessions by Wendy Eisenberg and Chris Weisman among others. In fact, the both of them helped out on Chris’s last album, Romantics, Be that as it may, the sound of the Leaf Peppers… Read more »

Banshee - Livin’ In The Jungle ()

LP Edition of 500 Release Date – April 10th – Cardinal Fuzz and Feeding Tube Records are proud to present the Napalm Blast that is the forthcoming new Banshee record – ‘Livin’ In The Jungle’. Hailing from Boston and blazing red hot cinders through your eyes Banshee channel widescreen, kick out the jams motherfuckers psyche-rock-a-rama with a singer doing his best to channel both Alice and Iggy.  Yes they rock like crazy and play with the fired up fury of The Stooges, MC5 and The Alice Cooper Group as they let their freak flag fly On ‘Livin In The Jungle’ Banshee detonate over 11 tracks of pure diamond arrangements that will lay you out flat and have your head swirling from… Read more »

Dire Wolves - Flow and Heady ()

LP Edition of 500. Co-Release with Cardinal Fuzz Release Date – April 17th – ‘Flow & Heady’, the stunning new record from Dire Wolves Just Exactly Perfect Sisters Band, captures the group flying high at the height of their powers. Recorded live at the ‘Festival Of Endless Gratitude’ in Copenhagen, and released jointly on Cardinal Fuzz and Feeding Tube Records, this beautifully packaged LP documents some of the band’s 2019 European Tour. (*the included download code also features two additional live concerts!) For these dates, the Dire Wolves were joined by Nik Rayne of The Myrrors (guitar and clarinet) and Bell Lungs from Scotland (violin, voice and birds), each adding potent textures to the collective’s deep sonic glossolalia. The music… Read more »