Justice Yeldham “Popped In The Head All The Time Now 12” (45rpm) Edition of 300 Justice Yeldham is the performing handle of Lucas Abela of Sydney, Australia. For the last five or so years, Justice has taken Iggy Pop’s early ‘70s experiments with glass-as-instrument to whole new vistas of bloody ruin. Where the Ig saw glass as something merely to shatter and slash with (rendering old Ben Franklin’s experiements with his “Amonica” quaint in the process), Justice uses shatterage as the capstone to a whole new quasi-musical way of life. Yeldham takes salvaged sheets of glass and contact mics them, runs them through electronics, and blows the ever loving shit out of them. Someone described him as “a trumpet player… Read more »
Tracey Trance “Pyper Kub” LP Edition of 700 The fact that many label went in on releasing this LP might give you the idea it’s a loser, but that is a fucking lie. Mr. Trance has been well-represented by a variety of cassettes over the past few years, but this is his first vinyl souvenir, and it’s what the kids call “a record worth keeping”. Describing Trance’s one-man-band schtick and naif vocal presence always seem like they’d be annoying when they’re described to me, but I am here to tell you the opposite is true. Indeed, the more I hear Tracey’s casio/guitar/thumper attack, and his Poindexter-on-helium vocals, the deeper the elemental quality of his simply-wrought hooks burrows into my brain…. Read more »
First Pressing – Edition of 133 Second Pressing – Edition of 1000 Artwork by Raymond Pettibon Label Art by Emma Kohlmann OUT OF PRINT! And the blonde, as they say, shall lead the blind. Recorded at a variety of gigs during a tour of Europe in the spring of 2012,Caught On Tape documents an autodidact improv summit nearly without peer. Thurston Moore, the self-taught Connecticut guitarist for the Coachmen, Male Slut, Dapper, Wylde Ratttz, Dim Stars, Northampton Wools, Bark Haze, Pillow Wand, Diskaholics Anonymous, Society’s Ills, The Dream Aktion Unit and several other combos, is in full unhinged blaze-mode here. His companion, notable son of the chowder mills,John Moloney (Sunburned, Shit Spangled Banner, Egg Eggs, etc.), rifles through his drum kit frantically, as though he was trying to destroy a rainbow with hammers. The blend is totally berserk. While… Read more »
Thurston Moore / John Moloney – Caught On Tape “Acting The Maggot” 12″ Edition of 120 Hand Painted by Ted Lee OUT OF PRINT!
LP / Edition of 500 Super dark vox, synth and drum machine jams from Maine’s Clare Hubbard, who also records as the chill-volk songstress, Caethua. She is also part of the Ancestral Diet duo and a sometime member of free improv unit (D)(B)(H). With Sports, Ms. Hubbard evokes a deep Midwest-style fem-noise-vibe, boogieing through the graveyard with her shovel and lantern. This is Sports’ first LP, heralding a new era of bleak ecstasy.
Ambergris “Anti-Matter Alma Mater” Edition of 300 Vinylization of the superb oddball cassette originally issued by the Potlatch I Gather Tapes label in 2008. Ambergris is more or less the solo project of visual artist, Matthew Thurber (1-800 MICE, etc.), although he is aided in this instance by Rebecca Bird. The suite of songs presented here is something like a theatrical recreation of one of Thurber’s bizarro world comics. Using voices, Casio, various Garage Band inventions and his own surreal imagination, Thurber takes us to a 10,000 year class reunion of the students of a space/art/science academy, from which our hero may have been physically expelled some millenia earlier. The first side focuses on the storyline, with music taking an… Read more »
Gary Wilson “Forgotten Lovers” LP Edition of 1000 OUT OF PRINT! New York Surf! First vinyl issue of this collection of rare and unreleased material by one of the most iconoclastic musicians produced by the 1970s. Wilson’s 1977 LP, “You Think You Really Know Me”, is a classic of alternate-universe lounge-wave, and has been cited as choice by everyone from the Residents to Beck Hansen. “Forgotten Lovers” includes unreleased studio tracks from the same period, subsequent single tracks, as well as samples of Wilson’s pre-“You Think You Really Know Me” records (a single and an album) which were more in a porn-soundtrack-jazz-funk vein. Gary has reanimated his career in the last decade, and we raise our hats to him for… Read more »
Happy Jawbone Family Band “Okay Midnight, You Win” LP Edition of 1000 Book Of Fire CD: LP: The second LP (fifth album) by this Vermont / Colorado quintet finds them traipsing ever deeper into the kind of mythic American territory we usually associate with bands who view our landscape from far outside it’s windows. Think of Australia’s Triffids or New Zealand’s Renderers and cross their brilliant Southern Hemisphere inventions with truths only wrenchable from the heart of the beast. There’s a genuine ruralist hoot factor here so smooth that it hits like a ton of silk, but there’s enough killbilly undertow to keep everyone standing nervously around that jug of magic moonshine.
Edition of 200 This one is only for the seriously disturbed and I don’t think any amount of hype will make you want this thing unless you know exactly what it is. That being said, i will attempt a description for those who haven’t come across the world of Kommissar Hjuler (44 – an actual German police officer) and Mama Baer (30 – his wife, collaborator and mother of their two children Faust Adolf and Cy). The couple have created a body of visual, audio and performance work that has drawn the attention of many in the international art establishment and left others scratching their heads. With it’s hearty mix of sound poetry, musique concrète, absurdist performance and pornography, the… Read more »
LP Edition of 500 This multi-national European duo, who currently hail from Scotland, have been producing a steady stream of ultra-limited releases (on Abandon Ship, Blackest Rainbow, Deathbomb Arc, Digitalis, ad infinitum) and a crazed series of incendiary live performances on both sides of the Atlantic. BSBF may be a swanky looking couple, but their music is about as destroyed as a bombed out building. The two guitars and two mics are constantly threatening to overpower and split open the discotheque beats of the drum machines and electronics. You could dance to this music but you might get a bloody nose. This is their second LP and, by far, their most fully realized album, showcasing them in peak form. Mastered… Read more »