Releases

Shutaro Noguchi - Love Super Terranean ()

LP. Edition of 250. Debut album by a wonderful Louisville-based guitarist/vocalist we happened upon at the 2017 Cropped Out Festival. Mr. Noguchi had recorded with Jim Marlowe on the Equipment Pointed Ankh cassette Sophomore Lounge put out, but who could fucking remember that? Not us, so we were bowled over by the powerfully loud free-psych guitar set Shutaro’s band played in the afternoon. FTR Boss Ted inquired of him as to whether he might have some recordings that were along the same lines. He said he did, and here they are. The tracks are partially like what his live set made us expect, but they go a lot of other dang places besides. Here the four long tracks rub against… Read more »

Mako Sica / Hamid Drake - Ronda ()

2LP Edition of 500. Included Download Code with Mail Order Copies. Co-Released w/ Astral Spirits on Cassette / Digital Release Date – August 10th,2018 – Pre-Order Available – We met Hamid through a close mutual friend.  Matt Jackowiak has a personality of mythic proportions and so does Hamid.  It’s no wonder the two found each other here in Chicago.  They met when Matt was working at a bookstore called Healing Earth and Hamid was a regular customer.   They soon shared a brotherhood in the tight-knit local Sufi community.  Matt would go see Hamid drum behind the musical giant Baba Fred Anderson at the old Velvet Lounge on 2128 1/2 S. Indiana Ave. Fast forward to the present day, Matt was… Read more »

Faun and a Pan Flute - 2014-2016 ()

2Lp edition of 250. Includes Download slip. Release Date – August 24th – Pre-Order Available – There also on tour and they have there records with em! Although their name suggests they’re Nijinsky-obsessed acid folk wanderers, nothing could be farther from the truth. 2014-2016 is the second album by this Atlanta-based nontet, and it present a wide swathe of styles and contrasting textures that are wildly eclectic but never very acid-folky. The name stems from the fact that when the band began, some seven years ago, their line-up often changed and they tended to use a different band name every time they played a show. Faun & A Pan Flute somehow got used for a couple of shows and it… Read more »

Big Blood - Operate Spaceship Earth Properly ( / )

LP Edition of 250 Comes with DL CD Edition of 300 LP+CD Combo Our last Big Blood release was the idiosyncratic Ant Farm (FTR 241), Colleen and Caleb’s collaboration with the late composer Elliott Schwartz, which presented music designed for a museum installation. With Operate Spaceship Earth Properly, Big Blood return to the vast universe of strangeness they explore inside their own skin. Now fully incorporating the vocals and guitar of their daughter Quinnisa (previously a “secret weapon” unveiled mostly at live shows, as the Dictators once did with Handsome Dick Manitoba), Big Blood sound nutsier and wilder than ever. Spaceship Earth is a massively psychedelic investigation of science fiction, science fact and the mythic spot where they reconcile. Specifically… Read more »

papalordgod - the sheik of downfall creek ()

Edition of 250. Debut LP by Brisbane’s brilliant Greg Hilleard, who we first heard when he was part of the incredible Lost Domain. the sheik is a solo album that makes us think of a summit between the Gibson bros and Parachute-era Eugene Chadbourne (or something equally far-fetched). Pretty amazing by any yardstick. Anyway, Greg had a few words he wanted to share. -Byron Coley, 2018 Here they are: CELEBRATING 200 YEARS OF ROCK N ROLL Former “leader” of Brisbane’s premier room-clearers Strontium Dog (apologies to PORK), whose one and only record is terrible beyond belief (all surviving members agree). Shortly after the timely demise of SD, Gregory was asked to sit in with the Invisible Empire — Brisbane (possibly… Read more »

Joshua Abrams - Excavations ()

LP Edition of 500. Includes DL. The Chicago-based string genius Joshua Abrams first talked to us about the idea of this album a while back. It took a couple of years to get together, but in a way, it’s cool that it’s being released in 2018 — the 50th anniversary of the recording of the first free bass solo LP, Barre Phillips’ Journal Violone. Issued by Opus One in the U.S., Music Man in the UK (as Unaccompanied Barre), and Futura in France (as Basse Barre), Phillips’ groundbreaking album was a gorgeous and gritty exploration of textures that are usually bound deep inside the creative flow of unit improvisation. Hearing these sonorities explored, at length, without extraneous gabble was revelatory,… Read more »

Ned Collette - Old Chestnut ()

LP Edition of 300. Insert/ DL Included. Released with It Records (Australia) Release Date August 24th, 2018 – Pre-Order available We were introduced to the music of Ned Collette by guitarist Julia Reidy, another Melbourne ex-pat currently based in Europe. Julia’s word is good as gravy around here, so we checked out Ned’s new work and were blown clean out of our socks. Old Chestnut is a haunting prog-folk song cycle for the ages. Ned’s approach to voice and guitar resemble various models at various times. You’ll hear smatterings of Leonard Cohen, Lou Reed, Pip Proud in lyrics and phrasing, but these are always just spices, added to the beautifully melancholic vistas Ned arrays before our ears. On the epic track,… Read more »

Mette Rasmussen / Tashi Dorji - Mette Rasmussen / Tashi Dorji ( / )

Tour CS with Download Slip Edition of 200 LP Edition of 250 with Download.  Mette Rasmussen is a Danish saxophonist, based in Norway, who has been recording with some of our favorite players (Chris Corsano, Alan Silva, Mats Gustafsson, Ace Farren Ford, etc.) She has also formed this duo with Asheville-based guitarist, Tashi Dorji (whose combo, Manas, has had two LPs on Feeding Tube this far — FTR208 & FTR330). The duo material for this LP was recorded in Montreal, right around the same time Mette and Tashi recorded a trio set for Trost (with the addition of drummer Tyler Damon). And it’s all great stuff. Mette’s playing has a raw tonal approach that makes one think of Eric Dolphy… Read more »

Foom & Foam - Foom & Foam ()

LP with DL Slip. Edition of 450 Co-Release with WeirdEar Records! Documentation of a rare summit meet by two of New England’s stranger musical figurines, recorded at the Whitehaus in Jamaica Plain, MA back in 2012. The piece was created as a sort of dub battle showdown, with FOOM’s turntables and Foam’s cassettes & doodads all plugged into a 4 track and lit the fuck up. The jams here are languidly-paced, in comparison to a lot of contemporary assemblage, and the instant compositions unfold in way that puts one in mind of classic work by the L.A.F.M.S. Too often these days, music with some of the same experimental approach as is heard on FOOM & FOAM is either done at… Read more »

Dead Girl's Party - The Thing’s Ive Lost ()

LP Edition of 300. Download Slip Included. Recorded in fits and starts, while the artists worked on their moontans amidst strong waters, the sole release by Dead Girls Party was originally issued on cassette by the Entr’acte label. Since that tape now goes for a ben-and-a-half, we realized it was time to make a vinyl document of these young jazz immortals. Scott “Pfennig” Foust (XX Committee, IFCO, Tart & the founding philosopher of the Anti-Natural movement) and Matt “Ha’Penny” Krefting (Son of Earth, Believers, Duck, MK Unit, etc.) decided to do this stuff because they were hanging out a bunch, and 2009 seemed like a “down” year to them. What better to inflate its core than a totally-inscrutable duo, dedicated… Read more »