Format: lp

Dustin Laurenzi - Snaketime: The Music of Moondog ()

LP Edition of 500 Co-Released by Monofonus Press / Astral Spirits The Vinyl District Exclaim A Closer Listen Down Beat Magazine – Bill Meyer Chicago saxophonist Dustin Laurenzi, a touring member of Justin Vernon’s Bon Iver and one-third of the inventive Chicago improvising collective Twin Talk, first encountered the music of Moondog a decade ago, while studying at Indiana University. “Initially, I liked the quirkiness of the music and the lore surrounding him,” he says. Until he relocated to Germany in 1974, Kansas-born Louis Hardin Jr. was a genuine New York City fixture—a tall and gangly blind man festooned in a homemade Viking hat and crude cloak, hawking books of poetry, sheet music, and recordings of his own creation on… Read more »

Maxine Funke - Home Fi ( / )

12″ (45rpm) includes Download Code. Edition of 400. OUT OF PRINT! Copies still available at Forced Exposure Vinylization of the recent home fi cassette (originally released on the Australian Brierfirld Flood Press label) by this magnificent New Zealand singer/songwriter. We were never able to score a copy of the tape, despite the fact we released Maxine’s last LP, Silk FTR 410), so we figured we would perform the public service of making it generally available to the whole wide world. That’s just the kind of guys we are! Recorded in stark and simple terms, home fi represents Ms. Funke working mostly with just acoustic guitar accompaniment. And it’s a classic. Most often, I’m put in mind of the Dandelion era… Read more »

Iván Fariñas & Viento Solar - Bloomer Plástico ()

LP Edition of 250. Includes Cd. Soundcloud Co-Released With Peace & Rhythm  Guitarist and vocalist Iván Fariñas de Armas is the “Grandfather” of Cuban rock ‘n’ roll. Yes, you heard right, Cuban rock ‘n’ roll has an ‘abuelo’ — maybe you didn’t know there even was such a thing as ‘el rock cubano’ — but there is. Even if he’s not a household name, Iván Fariñas should be, as he’s extremely talented and is arguably the oldest still practicing rockero from behind The Mango Curtain, since he started in the 1950s. He claims to have written and recorded the first Cuban blues-rock tune in English — over 40 years ago. Fariñasfounded his current group Viento Solar (Solar Wind) in 1975… Read more »

Donkey No No - First Tape ()

LP Edition of 100. Numbered. Includes download code slip. Co-Release with Looky Here. Each cover is hand drawn by Hannah Brookman.   Documentation of the first meeting by this oddly titanic trio. Recorded may 16, 2015 at Fayrelawn Studios in Greenfield, Mass, one side indoors, one side outdoors. It’s interesting to hear how fully formed their musical theory was from the very beginning. Guitar, violin and cymbal (with occasional percussion) combine to create drony landscapes that have a wonderfully non-contemporary heft. Sure, there are howling passages that could only exist in the post-modern sonic universe, but there are other large swathes that lock into the non-time-stamped stateliness of early Dirty Three and the avant-hillbilly stylings of Pelt or Spiral Joy Band,… Read more »

Tracey Trance - Pyper Kub

Tracey Trance - Pyper Kub ()

Tracey Trance “Pyper Kub” LP Edition of 700 FOUND MY LAST BOX OF… 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… Read more »

Willie Lane - Guitar Army of One ()

LP Edition of 500 includes Download Code. Cover Art By Max Milgram Dusted 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, Willie is on his lonesome this time with nary… Read more »

Mako Sica - Manifest Being ()

LP Edition of 250 includes insert / Download code. Magnet 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 blend together in mysterious ways. The vocals are always… Read more »

Sex Tide - Flash Fuck / Vernacular Splatter ()

LP with download Edition of 250. I Was So Wrong Music Video 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 bot like bees… Read more »

Jon Collin - Water and Rock Music Volume II ()

LP Edition of 250. Download Code Included. Dusted 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 environmental sounds put them in mind of New Age… Read more »