Dashpi “Don’t Give Up The Ship” 7″ / Fold Out Poster Edition of 500 “Yah, yah, yah, yah. Don’t give up the ship”. These are some seriously weird bedroom reggae jams, made on a dare nearly a decade ago. Pitch-shifted vocals, primitive music and surreal lyrics regarding “the aqua hole” and “the flaming room”. The artist, who prefers to remain anonymous, has made a number of amazing archival recordings since this one was laid to tape in the early part of the century, but none of them are as focused as this one here. Beautiful silk screened art on thick paper, folded in four, full color labels and one of the thickest 7″s you’ve ever held await you.
From the eclectic slop-rock gurus ZEBU! comes the new pop sensation Bloody Lips 7″. Vinyl, 45′ speed high quality recorded on 2″ tape. These four rock songs bring the delight of Steve D’Agostino and Ted Lee to the feeding tube stage once again. No filler, No Nonsense, No Digitizing, All Analog Live Mastery. This album is an perfect example of why ZEBU!, eight years in, has really only just begun their mission to craft records that capture what rock and roll truly should be.
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!
Fueled by love sick determination and a fabulously comfortable basement, what started in Ted’s bed with an acoustic guitar and a contact mic turned into an album that was written an recorded in one day. ZEBU! stretches out in a psychedelic Massachusetts time warp of noise, loops and contemplation. What results is a masterpiece of a record that makes Ted giggle with delight. Twelve songs and what nots that are bound to make dance, cry, scream, melt flesh & love again once over. This release finds these Feeding Tube stalwarts”whipping off the kid gloves, lighting them on fire, and huffing the fumes” — Signal To Noise
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 »