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 »
Charlie McAlister “Country Creme / Victorian Fog” LP Edition of 500 OUT OF PRINT! A reissue comprised of material from some of Charlie’s fabulous late 90’s releases: Turn of the Photograph and Les Motifs Sont Fous. For those of you not familiar with the world of C. McAlister, it is a lo-fi country music landscape populated by awakened Bog Men, slave uprisings, shag dancing, fried sandwiches and booze. He has been recording for over two decades, spreading his twisted gospel to lands near and far. This is potentially the most “deluxe” release of his career. The gritty quality of the cassettes is lovingly preserved on the vinyl and his oil paintings look great on the full color jacket and printed… Read more »
Edition of 500 Includes Digital Download and Insert OUT OF PRINT! Itunes! The second volume of live Mars recordings from Feeding Tube. This one was recorded at the band’s penultimate show, August 4 1978, with spectral help from Rudolph Grey on the side-long take of “NN End”. The quartet is at the full height of their power here, manipulating the language of tongue explosions both instrumentally and vocally. Recorded by Brian Eno, the sound is an advance from the galacto-fidelity of the Artists Space LP, and the performance is a staggering example of Mars in their final phase. This is a stunning example of the No Wave impulse in its most experimental and personal guise. The package… Read more »
Mars “Live At Artists Space” LP Edition of 500 OUT OF PRINT! ITUNES! In May of 1978 there was a five night music festival at Artists Space on Hudson Street in Tribeca. Although almost no one cared at the time, the event has since entered the halls of legend, as one of the signal events in the history of the No Wave era – one that managed to include both the Lower East Side bands and those fronted by their Western contemporaries. On the final night of the festival the two bands playing were Mars and Teenage Jesus and the Jerks. What we are presenting to you today are both sets by Mars – the most mysterious, and bizarrely-styled… Read more »
LP Edition of 500 Wizard Prison is a Seattle-based trio comprised of Scott Colburn (producer/engineer/frequent collaborator of the Sun City Girls, decade long member of Climax Golden Twins and audio genius for Sublime Frequencies), John Vallier (an early member of CGT) and Ben McAlister (of the Degenerate Art Ensemble). Wizard Prison’s music flirts with stoner metal riffery, kosmiche electronics and field recordings, usually at the same time. An intellectual might say their sound is in a state of constant “becoming.” Chiming, churning guitar/bass/drums give way to pulsating synths and pitch-shifted foreign voices chanting to open the door to an alternate dimension. Each side long suite supposdly illustrates the details of the cracked narrative detailed on the insert, but it mostly… Read more »
Edition of 100 Mike Barrett has been making uncompromisingly bleak noise music in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts for over a decade. Until now, his releases have come out in ultra-limited, hand assembled runs. Well, I guess nothing has changed really, except for the CD-Rs and cassettes of the past have been replaced with this beautiful slab of vinyl. Each of the one 100 covers was painted by hand, either by Barrett himself or his associate Chris Blair. The music on this LP is all previously unreleased material recorded in the last few years, with the help of Blair and Brett Robinson. The world of Belltone Suicide is dark and feedback drenched and is sure to appeal convicts, taxidermists… Read more »
Edition of 500 Here we have a collection of recordings culled from multiple tapes, all displaying the antics of little girls and what they do with tape recorders. Featuring creepy religious songs, surrealist commercials about giant feet, radio shows about committing sex acts with stuffed animals, and on and on. Compiled by Skot Spear (Id M Theft Able). Comes in a deluxe gatefold sleeve with artwork by Michael Connor
Crystalline Roses “One Man Cult” LP Edition of 250 Includes a credit insert and an 11X17 b&w poster. OUT OF PRINT!