Format: 12-lathe

Mozzaleum - QuaranTunes Series No.020 ( / )

12″ Lathe. Edition of 26. Numbered. Riso Looseleaf cover / back art printed at Looky Here in Greenfield, MA. $60 On Friday the 28th of August (sometimes known as “Holyoke Halloween”), 2020, the three members of Mozzaleum broadcast this amazing Zoom concert from their basement lair in The Paper City. Three layers of sound, created by synth and synth-like objects wafted through the air like smoke from a gunfight in some Italian horror-western hybrid. As on the trio’s 2019 debut LP, Dark Ride (FTR444), the sound of Mozzaleum has certain Italianate prog flourishes, although on this evening there was a large gush of Germanic Cosmic Creationism in the breeze as well. And by slurping, pulsing and woozing at the same time,… Read more »

Matt Sowell - QuaranTunes Series No.015 ( / )

12″ Lathe. Edition of 21. Numbered. Riso Looseleaf cover / back art printed at Looky Here in Greenfield, MA. $60 Matt Sowell is a big guy with big hands who we met at the 1000 Incarnations of the Rose fest down in Takoma a couple years back. He let us release his fantastic debut LP, Organize or Die (FTR 541), and followed that up with this Zoom concert, broadcast from his home in Minneapolis on Friday July 24, 2020. Matt starts things off with few new tunes, which display some of the same multi-sector flow that marks the work of his guitar mentor, Peter Lang, as well as Lang’s fellow travelers at the Takoma Records HQ. Sowell’s compositions refer to this… Read more »

Papa Lee God - QuaranTunes Series No. 018 ( / )

12″ Lathe. Edition of 27. Numbered. loose leaf cover and back art printed at Looky Here in Greenfield, MA $60 After having recorded the sheik of downfall creek LP (FTR 382) using the papa lord god soubriquet, this Tasmanian devil opted for a slightly diff handle for his live Zoom concert, which was broadcast from a secret lair on the morning of Saturday August 15 (although it was still Friday evening here in the Eastern U.S.) The music this time was different from the LP, but the mix of somewhat twisted roots music and avant garde proclivities was similarly canted and equally addictive.  One man, one guitar and one microphone. Apparently, you don’t need anything else. On this evening Papa… Read more »

Wednesday Knudsen & Willie Lane - QuaranTunes Series No.017 ( / )

12″ lathe edition of 30. Numbered. Riso Looseleaf cover / back art printed at Looky Here in Greenfield, MA. OUT OF PRINT Not long after the release of their first duo LP, Long Time ‘Til Tomorrow (FTR 530), Wednesday and Willie played a concert in an old barn. It was the hot night of Friday August 7, 2020, they were scheduled to appear as part of the QuaranTunes Zoom concert series, and we were stoked to hear them stretch out in a live setting. With Willie on guitar and Wednesday on reeds, the music took off immediately and never touched earth again until they were finished. Listening to the combination of the extremely variegated guitar attack — floating, dodging, scrambling… Read more »

Jenifer Gelineau - QuaranTunes Series No.011 ( / )

12″ Edition of 28. Numbered. Riso Looseleaf cover / back art printed at Looky Here in Greenfield, MA. $60 The Sound Projector – Isolation Video  On the evening of Friday June 26 2020, at a bit past 7 PM (eastern), Jen Gelineau (the great violinist/violist for Donkey No No, Moose, etc.) performed a solo Zoom concert from a secret location in Greenfield, MA. Playing her instrument of choice, with some foot-activated “devices” attached, Jen improvised a lovely set of music, which is now properly documented. The first piece, “In,” is based on her arco work, which manages to combined avant garde musical elements while still sounding as though you could splice it into an episode of Ken Burns’ Civil War… Read more »

Donkey No No - Face Off ( / )

12″ Lathe Edition of 20. Numbered. Bandcamp. The Sound Projector – Isolation Video  $60 Recorded as an alternate (partial) soundtrack to John Woo’s 1997 Travolta/Cage thriller, Face Off is the first DNN LP of the plague era. Of times this trio will give you specific info about where and when their recordings were nabbed. But now, with the Trump Era only just about kaput, information such as this is closely guarded. And rightly so. Cage and Travolta are both notoriously ticklish about musicians creating alternate soundtracks to their cinematic work, so one can only guess at what the two would make of the cavernous melodies and liturgical tones of DNN’s work here. Absolutely unlike any of their previous records, Face… Read more »

Eric Arn - QuaranTunes Session No.010 ( / )

12″ Edition of 25. Numbered. Riso Looseleaf cover / back art printed at Looky Here. (note. variant cover art, some cover art will differ from others…) OUT OF PRINT Broadcasting from his home in Vienna on the evening of Friday June 19, 2020, guitarist Eric Arn put on a wonderful display of various ways to create sonic beauty. Playing acoustic guitar, and adding vocals at times, Eric’s material and highly melodic approach were an expansion of the form-moves he explored on his first Feeding Tube album, Orphic Resonance (FTR 281), rather than the more prickly textures displayed on its follow-up, Paranza Corta (FTR 384). Two of the tunes are covers — Peter Laughner’s classic mid ’70s ballad, “Baudelaire” and Jackson… Read more »

Maxine Funke, P Wits - QuaranTunes Series No.014 ( / )

12″ Edition of 36. Numbered. Riso Looseleaf cover / back art printed at Looky Here. OUT OF PRINT Recorded on July 17, 2020 as part of Feeding Tube’s Zoom concert series, QuaranTunes, we find New Zealand’s Maxine Funke, aided by the always mysterious guitarist P Wits, playing some of the most beautiful sounds around. Several of the songs on the first side have appeared on Maxine’s brilliant records, and they are given gorgeously stark illumination that recalls the hermetic wonder of Sibylle Baier’s Colour Green. Her words and the lightly played guitar seem to emerge from somewhere beyond time, with a quality that is weightless and grounded at the same time. The second side is a longer new piece, matching… Read more »

Joshua Abrams - QuaranTunes Series No.006 ( / )

12″ Edition of 34. Numbered. Riso Looseleaf cover / back art printed at Looky Here. OUT OF PRINT – BANDCAMP LINK Amazing solo set by Chicago’s Joshua Abrams, probably best know these days for his incredible work with his group, The Natural Information Society (well documented on the Eremite label.) But on this night, Friday May 22, 2020, Josh was playing alone, not just on his standard instrument (the bass), but also on clarinet. I was as surprised as the next human when I saw him raise Jimmy Giuffre’s weapon on choice to his lips, but it sounded great. I hope he starts playing it more — there’s definitely a weird and appealing quality to his approach. It’s akin to… Read more »

Michael Morley - QuaranTunes Series No.012 : Flags Battered ( / )

12″ Edition of 39. Numbered. Riso Looseleaf cover / back art printed at Looky Here. OUT OF PRINT On the evening of Friday July 3, 2020 (although it was the morning of Saturday July 4 in New Zealand), Michael Morley (aka He Who Is Gate) went into his front room to play a few acoustic tunes. Luckily for all, a gaggle of people was spying on him via Zoom, so the results of this fine-ass recital were recorded and may now be presented to you in all physical glory. With an approach using equal measures of beauty and abstraction, Morley played a glorious set, quite different from the noisier electric work for which he is known via Dead C, Wreck… Read more »