Releases

Nudge Squidfish - Robot Wars ()

LP Edition of 200 This is the second volume of our series collecting the odds & sods of the immortal Nudge Squidfish. Nudge is one of the singular figures to emerge from the Columbus sub-underground rock scene of the 1970s. He was a member of The True Believers (along with Mike Rep & Tommy Jay). He cut a single for the New Age label in ’82, and couple of odd solo LPs while he was living in Nashville later in the ’80s. He was a member of V-3 (along with Jim Shepard) after that. He also released a bonkers full-length cassette on Old Age that was subsequently vinylized by Columbus Discount. More recently, he has become a highly regarded disseminator… Read more »

Dire Wolves - Flow and Heady ()

LP Edition of 500. Co-Release with Cardinal Fuzz Release Date – April 17th – ‘Flow & Heady’, the stunning new record from Dire Wolves Just Exactly Perfect Sisters Band, captures the group flying high at the height of their powers. Recorded live at the ‘Festival Of Endless Gratitude’ in Copenhagen, and released jointly on Cardinal Fuzz and Feeding Tube Records, this beautifully packaged LP documents some of the band’s 2019 European Tour. (*the included download code also features two additional live concerts!) For these dates, the Dire Wolves were joined by Nik Rayne of The Myrrors (guitar and clarinet) and Bell Lungs from Scotland (violin, voice and birds), each adding potent textures to the collective’s deep sonic glossolalia. The music… Read more »

Banshee - Livin’ In The Jungle ()

LP Edition of 500 Release Date – April 10th – Cardinal Fuzz and Feeding Tube Records are proud to present the Napalm Blast that is the forthcoming new Banshee record – ‘Livin’ In The Jungle’. Hailing from Boston and blazing red hot cinders through your eyes Banshee channel widescreen, kick out the jams motherfuckers psyche-rock-a-rama with a singer doing his best to channel both Alice and Iggy.  Yes they rock like crazy and play with the fired up fury of The Stooges, MC5 and The Alice Cooper Group as they let their freak flag fly On ‘Livin In The Jungle’ Banshee detonate over 11 tracks of pure diamond arrangements that will lay you out flat and have your head swirling from… Read more »

Powers / Rolin Duo - Powers / Rolin Duo ()

LP Edition of 250. Release Date – May 1st, 2020 – Pre-order Available – Hot on the heels of last year’s Matthew J. Rolin LP (FTR 502), here is a new duo recording featuring Rolin’s acoustic twelve-string and the hammered-dulcimer of Jen Powers. They’ve had a couple previous cassettes, but I’ve never seen ’em! If you have, I can offer you something fine in trade. As with his first LP, Rolin’s command of his guitar is quite wonderful to hear. He uses the whole breadth of the twelve-string’s harmonic potential, which creates a wide surging stream of sound. Powers’ work with the hammered dulcimer (an instrument we hear far too rarely these days!) utilizes a similar approach, which means we… Read more »

Mako Sica / Hamid Drake - Balancing Tear ()

LP edition of 500. Co-Release with Astral Spirits  Release Date April 17th – Pre order available now. A glorious re-match for Chicago’s superb free-rock trio, Mako Sica, and the jazz world’s percussionist of choice, Hamid Drake. Their last collaboration, Ronda (FTR 409) was a glorious, open-ended studio conversation spread across two LPs. Balancing Tear is a mix of studio and live recordings, awash with calmly oceanic passages, interspersed with compressed and feverish form-blurts.  As with Ronda, the heft of the material is dynamically advanced. The album begins with passages worthy of Morricone’s western soundtracks, but the action mutates with rapid surety. There’s a track that will make you think of a micro-dosed Vic Damone singing balled for the Sephardic Justice… Read more »

Eric Arn & Jasmine Pender - Hydromancy ()

LP edition of 250. Bandcamp Here is the third of our LPs documenting the new work of Vienna-based expatriate guitarist, Eric Arn. The first was the solo Orphic Resonance (FTR 281), the second, Paranza Corta (FTR 384), documenting duo work with Austrian guitarist Margaret Unknown. And now the third features duet recordings with English avant garde cellist Jasmine Pender, who also performs more noisily using the soubriquet, Rotten Bliss.  Pender and Arn first met at a 2018 festival in Krems, Austria. They played a duo show soon after, and this recording session followed in August of that year, when Ms. Pender was passing through Vienna. The blend of their instruments is a strange and delicate meeting. The music involves a… Read more »

The Band Whose Name Is A Symbol - Berserkir ()

LP Edition of 500 Co-Release with Cardinal Fuzz 21st (or so) album by this superb Ottawa-based improv unit, whose work has been too long underappreciated in the U.S. The core of the group (a sextet on this session) came out of the garage rock scene in 2008, dreaming, one supposes, of creating a sound more open and freed from structural form-dictates. Their ability to create cosmic gushery of the highest order has been proved time and again. Berserker Volume One must take its name from any one of a number of screwed-up B-movies, since the approach the band takes here owes not a whit to any juiced and enraged Viking we ever ran into. The long, slow guitar lines (and… Read more »

Letha Rodman Melchior - Tretetam ()

Edition of 250 Download slip included with LP Release Date – May 8th – Pre-order available –  We discovered the experimental work of the late Letha Rodman Melchior through her husband Dan. Our first release was the amazing Mare Astrale LP (FTR 432), and we have now reissued 2009’s Treteman as an LP Tretetam was actually the operating handle Letha originally used for her sound collages. And this music was first issued on CDR as Tretetam’s eponymous debut for the Finnish Ikuisuus label. A few other releases appeared under this soubriquet before she began using her own name on such projects.  Letha displays her absolutely original approach to musique concrete from the very beginning of her investigation of the form…. Read more »

Don Dietrich - Option ()

LP edition of 300. Release Date – Release Date – May 1st, 2020 – Pre-order available  FTR is proud to present what is only the second solo album by Borbetomagus’ sax giant, Don Dietrich. Crazily, Option documents the FIRST solo performance Don ever did. It was recorded in 2019 as part of the OPTION series in Chicago, where Dietrich appeared at the invitation of Ken Vandermark (who also wrote the liner notes). The cover photo shows one of Don’s polycarbonate sculptures, after which the album is partially named. Twisted, compressed and strangely inviting, it is emblematic of the eruptive ruckus Don creates using amplified tenor sax and effects pedals. This music possesses some of the same cerebral overload as the… Read more »

The Slowest Lift - Plutonic Shine ()

LP comes with download slip. Edition of 250 Release Date –  April 24th, 2020 – Pre-order available  Vinylization of last year’s cassette by UK duo, The Slowest Lift. Comprised of Julian Bradley (Vibracathedral Orchestra, etc.) and Sophie Cooper (whose Divine Ekstasys LP, FTR 342, is a dang classic), The Slowest Lift has been producing high-quality avant-pop form-waffling for several years. Their eponymous debut album was on VHF, and Plutonic Shine continues their drive into the heart of some very weird beast. Sophie’s vocals sometimes breath like the air itself, although they can also surface as distorted puffs of lung-powered color, melodically-oriented, but trapped by no ordinary sense of song structure. The instrumental portion seems to be built with electronics and guitars, which create… Read more »