Format: lp

Eugene Chadbourne - Solo Guitar Volume 2 1 /3 ()

LP Edition of 400. Includes download slip. 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 2-1/3 is the second of four LPs devoted to documenting some of the music Dr. Chadbourne was creating during the years he was based in the provinces of… Read more »

Worthless - The Cave ()

LP Edition of 250. Includes Insert / Download Slip. OUT OF PRINT.    BANDCAMP LINK We were first made aware of this Brooklyn band by Gary Panter. When we asked Gary about some specific projectors for light shows, he said we’d be best off conferring with his colleague, Curtis Godino. And oh yeah, Curtis also helmed a dastardly psychedelic music unit called Worthless. Checking out some of Worthless’s previous recordings for Beyond Is Beyond, Stupid Head and Greenway, we were struck by the weirdness and seamlessness of their psych stretching, If ever there was music made for light shows, this was pretty much it.  The Cave is Worthless’s third vinyl LP and is as stellar a set of glistening sonics… Read more »

Willie Lane - Guitar Army of One ()

LP Edition of 500 includes Download Code. Cover Art By Max Milgram Release Date – March 15th, 2019 – Pre-Order Available – Remastered reissue of the second brilliant Willie Lane LP released by Cord-Art, originally available (for a few moments, anyway) in 2012. Guitar Army of One is a bit less folk oriented than its predecessor, Known Quantity (FRT 413), in as much as there’s more electricity and pedals being employed. But Willie’s playing at this time was such a weird hybrid — from quiet country blues passages to blown psychedelic bong-wash in the blink of an eye – that no technique or approach was ruled out. Everything was permitted. Which led to some mind-bending results. As the album’s title infers,… Read more »

Michael Hurley - Redbirds At Folk City ()

LP Edition of 2000. No download included. OUT OF PRINT! LP  Second Pressing. Here’s an expanded vinylization of a boss live show from Snock and his Vermont roustabouts, recorded at Folk City on July 17, 1976. Most of it was first issued back in ’88, as side two of the Land of Lo Fi/Redbirds cassette on Bellemeade Phonics. But some new masters showed up subsequently, so there’s an extra song and a half available for your listening pleasure. And pure pleasure is what it is. I always believed I had seen Hurley play somewhere in NYC before this. I thought maybe it was during the Unholy Modal Rounders’ stint at Broadway Charly’s, but Woodbill has continuously disabused me of this notion… Read more »

Mako Sica - Manifest Being ()

LP Edition of 250 includes insert / Download code. Release Date – March 15th, 2019 – Pre-Order Available – A lot of people flipped out over how amazing Mako Sica’s last album, Ronda (FTR 409), was. Ronda was a 2LP set whereupon the Chicago trio collaborated with legendary local percussionist Hamid Drake. This pairing seemed like a natural to us, but for some reason people have been woefully unaware of Mako Sica despite the fact they’ve been releasing killer records for a decade, and playing live shows that submerge your brain in a sonic soup that recalls the Sun City Girls at their most psychedelically Eastern. The band’s approach to music feels almost alchemical. Trumpet, voice, guitar, drums and keys… Read more »

Sex Tide - Flash Fuck / Vernacular Splatter ()

LP with download Edition of 250. Release Date – March 15th – Pre-order Available –  In 2017 we released the Possession Sessions LP by this extraordinary Columbus Ohio outfit. And while we wait for them to conjure up new fields of beauytiful spew, we thought it might be a public service to make their first two EPs available as a single LP. Flash Fuck was released in 2013 by Tony Proccacino’s visionary grunt-punk concern, A Wicked Company. Vernacular Splatter came out two years later on the great Columbus label, Superdreamer. Both of these records set our hair (what little of it there is) on fire, so when Mike Rep told us he’d recorded Possession Sessions we were on that bad… Read more »

Jon Collin - Water and Rock Music Volume II ()

LP Edition of 250. Download Code Included. Release Date – March 1st, 2019 – PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE –  The second volume of Water and Rock Music by British guitarist Jon Collin is another solid gambol in the outdoors. For much of this it sounds almost as though Mr. Collin is wearing a pair of hip waders and is up to his ass in a stream, casting for notes the way Hemingway casted for trout. His string bending recalls Loren Connors at points, but he has a manual approach to filigree Loren has never displayed. Notes bend and hovers, but they also flutter, and the combination of sounds is not quite like anything that’s preceded it. Some listeners have noted that the… Read more »

Maxine Funke - Silk ()

LP Edition of 400 includes Download Code. Bandcamp. First Pressing Out of Print Second Pressing  Fantastic third LP by this New Zealand musician whose first recordings were with the legendary $100 Band (Funke, Alastair Galbraith and Mike Dooley!), whose music was drifting experimental dust of a very high order. Maxine’e’s first two solo albums, Lace and Felt (originally released as CDR on Galbraith’s Next Best Way and a lathe on Epic Sweep, respectively), were reissued by Time-Lag to great acclaim in 2016, securing her place in the upper echelons of contemporary folk inventors. With the release of Silk, Ms. Funke manages to create an album that merges both of these style threads. Many of the tracks are coast in an… Read more »

Willie Lane - Known Quantity ()

LP Edition of 500 includes download code. Cover Art By Max Milgram FOUND THE LAST BOX… Newly remastered reissue of Willie Lane’s 2009 solo guitar LP, originally released on his own Cord Art label. Over the last few years, this album has been requested at the store more often than just about any other, but it sold out not long after it was issued and has risen in price consistently since that time. Listening to Known Quantity it’s not hard to understand why it has such a strong rep. Lane came out the Hampshire College scene that aligned itself with the Apostasy Records crowd (Krefting, Shaw, Rosenblum, etc.). His first known recordings were actually with some of the noisier experimental… Read more »

Gary Wilson - You Think You Really Know Me ()

LP with Digital Download. Gold Foil Cover Edition. Finally a new vinyl issue of Gary Wilson’s monumental 1977 LP, with the original cover art (c/o Owen Mareck’s well-loved copy), a glamorously shiny foil cover, and delicate lay-out work by Scott Allison. All of which makes it, perhaps, the last copy you’ll ever need. You Think You Really Know Me (also the title of Michael Wolk’s 2005 documentary about Gary) was Wilson’s second LP, but the first he recorded as a vocalist, hewing to his own bizarre vision — a syncretic collision of romance, new-wave-cocktail-jazz, heartbreak, disco-porn-soundtrack-music and experimental tape manipulation. Home recorded in Endicott, NY, the album found a few fans when released, but subsequently became the exclusive purview of record… Read more »