Kommissar Hjuler and Mama Baer “Amerikanische Poesie und Alkoholismus” 180 Gram LP Edition of 500 Officer Hjuler of the Flensburg police, and his wife Frau Baer are two of contempo sound poetry’s most prolific propagandists. They have released a huge pile of artist records on their own label, and have also had releases on Ultra Eczema, Blossoming Noise, Blackest Rainbow, Gold Soundz and elsewhere. This is their first American LP, and pairs an earsplitting lecture on sound poetry on the A side and a paean to the state of American Alcoholism. One of the most amazing and consistent releases in their discography, this is a splendid place for anyone to dip their toes into the pair’s idea of sonic construction. An… Read more »
Edition of 500 No Sound is the solo project of Massachusetts’ Ted Lee, whose live shows and recordings are becoming more frequent, making the world a goddamn better place. Each No Sound performance is a rare and unique treat, warping the connective tissue between vocals, heavy drumming, performance art and electronically manipulated soundscapes. Most of No Sound’s earlier documents came in ultra-limited runs that disappeared so fast we didn’t even have time to put them on the website. It’s Never Room Service is the second No Sound LP, and features great four track dribbling and damage, mingling children’s songs with Lee’s own naive and heartfelt crooning. It’s kinda like getting stuck on a fairground carousel with a head full of… Read more »
M2 - At Land’s Edge (DL / LP)
M2 “At Land’s Edge” LP Edition of 300 OUT OF PRINT! BANDCAMP! M2 is an East Coast-based duo comprised of two of the legendary Miller brothers, namely Roger and Ben. They have previously appeared together in such bizarrely protean ensembles as Sproton Layer and Destroy All Monsters, but they are probably best known for their work in autonomous formulations. Ben, most recently with the Glenn Branca Ensemble, Roger with Mission of Burma (and all who sail with them). The music on M2’s debut LP, however, is far from any of the rock-related moves with which they’ve associated in the past. Both have serious bonafides in experimental/improvised sound, of course, but these take a new leap with At Land’s Edge. Roger… Read more »
Body/Gate/Head “Glare Luring Yo” LP Edition of 300 OUT OF PRINT! BANDCAMP! In the spring of 2011, Michael “Powderfinger” Morley was in the U.S. for a short visit. There had been some talk of doing a Gate show or two, but when he visited Western Mass, we decided to put use to his collaborative talents. He played one night at the Yod space in Florence with Kim Gordon and Bill Nace, then at Feeding Tube with Spencer Yeh and Meg Clixby. Both sets provided jumbo pleasure, and Michael managed to record the Yod set for our presentation to you. Kim and Bill were at the beginning of their duo explorations at this point. Can’t even remember if they’d started using… Read more »
Edition of 700 with 2nd record of material not on original 1979 release. OUT OF PRINT! Splendid, expanded reissue of this monster album, which most people know from its placement on the NWW List. Stapleton even went so far as to name a track (“Fashioned to a Device Behind a Tree”) after a mis-hearing of one of Flee Past’s’ many memorable lines. The music has its roots in Hampshire College’s Electronic Music Studio in the early 1970s. While taking a class on Electronic Composition, Robert Carey was smitten by the potentialities lurking inside piles of reel-to-reel tape. Presented with a stack of such stuff, mostly recorded off of television, he began an epic stumble into the universe of musique concret…. Read more »
Gary Wilson “Lisa Wants TO Talk To You” LP Edition of 500 OUT OF PRINT! Vinyl actualization of a Gary Wilson originally released as a CD in 2008. The second of Feeding Tube’s Wilson retrievals (following last year’s Forgotten Lovers), we consider this the most solid of Gary’s post-revival albums. While it goes in a slightly different musical direction than the deranged porn-lounge inventions of You Think You Really Know Me (the classic ’77 LP, heisted in toto by Beck during his Odelay phase), the naif-ache of the lyrics and the music’s laid-back bowling-alley-funk-thrust reveal unending vistas of pure pleasure. Wilson’s vision and performance approach are absolutely personal and shockingly naked. Like other true outsider artists (from the Shaggs to… Read more »
LP Edition of 100. Numbered. Out Of Print! Zach Phillips, a Souther Vermonter with an intricate and idiosyncratic world of private melodic symbology. His Horse Boys project has produced two playful and mysterious piano tapes and a repertoire of lovely songs. Nals Goring, finds him taking a microscopic scalpel to numerous cassettes in a fever dream of fairy tale hallucinations. NO SOUND is Ted Lee. Recored Live to GAY KK film at Pleasant St. Movie Theater in Northampton, MA on 4.1.09.
Editon of 250 Absolutely bizarre in their focused simplicity, Greg & Ted make music out of thin air. “Maybe funded by institute in which they reside? Or perhaps just plain serious art? Musique brut that’s what it is. Actually I enjoyed the total weirdness of it.” – – Vital Weekly 180 Gram LP Picture Disc OUT OF PRINT!