Format: lathe

Joanne Robertson - QuaranTunes Series no.002 ( / )

12″ Lathe Edition of 30. Numbered. Loose leaf (2) cover & back printed on a Riso Printer at Looky Here in Greenfield, MA For our second Quarantunes concert, we were super excited to arrange for the great Jo Robertson to perform from her home in Glasgow. Jo had been taking it easy on her musical stuff for a while, focusing more on painting, and the word was also that she’d been playing a lot of piano. We were a little trepidatious when we asked if she’d be up for doing a solo set with just guitar, but she said, “Okay,” and there was joyful celebrating throughout Feeding Tube Tower. Because of the time difference it was late at night for… Read more »

Dredd Foole - QuaranTunes Series no.001 ( / )

12″ Lathe. Edition of 20. Numbered. Loose Leaf Cover + Back Art Printed at Looky Here in Greenfield, MA. Documentation of the first Quarantunes concert, broadcast from Brattleboro VT on April 10, 2020. This features Dredd and his acoustic guitar at his most blues-wailingest. There are a few great new songs, and a bunch of old faves like “Four Roses for Jack,” ‘You Feel,” and ‘Your Heart.” Even playing inside the confines of  his packed record room, there is no mistaking the charged up genius of Dredd. The sound is pure emotion made tangible. The QuaranTunes series is being done in small editions, with Risographed insert covers. The extant copies are split evenly with the artist, in an attempt to… Read more »

Sam Gas Can - Gone Doing ( / )

12″ Clear Lathe Edition of 30. Numbered. Download included. Please note that there RISO covers have variants.  Bandcamp. Although Mr. Gas Can (aka Sam Gaskin) has been a fixture on the Western Mass underground scene for a good long while (as a visual as well as musical artist), Gone Doing is only the second of his solo releases which can be successfully filed in the LP section of your record collection. He does appear a part of the Mystery Triangle LP (FTR 090) and as member of Egg Eggs on Taste of Sundress and Volecrusher (FTR 137 & 147, respectively), but his other releases should be filed either with cassette tapes or 7” records.  Like Ben Vereen or Liza Minelli,… Read more »

Laminated Apes - May 13th 2014 ( / )

12″ Lathe Edition of 40. Loose Leaf Riso Cover printed at Looky here. Recorded & Mixed by Adam Langellotti (New Parents / Sore Eros) The Laminated Apes were an fitfully extant improvising unit originally assembled by Western Mass culture heroes, Bob Fay and Shannon Ketch. If you don’t know them already, look ’em up (and shame on you!) As so often happens with such projects, they swiftly drew other devotees-of-freedom to their orbit, and by the time they cut this session (which may or may not be part of a long rumored 2LP set), they were eight in number.  Besides the principals, participants include Andy Goulet, Greg Tessier, Jim Bliss (who was in the Bunwinkies with Shannon), plus Jen Gelineau,… Read more »

Donkey No No - The Psychedelic Peel ( / )

LP Edition of 28. Numbered. OUT OF PRINT Bandcamp for the digital lovers… First new lathe of the year by this resiliently blasted Western Mass trio. Omeed Goodarzi (guitar), Jenifer Gelineau (violin) and Ted Lee (cymbal) get together ‘most every week to squink out the jams. Gary Panter guested on guitar at a recent hoot, but he was too damn scared (or maybe wasted) to do much plucking. “Those guys are too telepathic when they play,” he said. “It’s hard to feel like you can fit anything else in.” Their approach here is of a piece with earlier DNN recordings — strings and cymbals slide against wordless vocals, or arch themselves into a flight to nowhere. A few birdies chirp… Read more »

The Left Outsides - There Is A Place ( / )

LP Edition of 300 Co-Released with Cardinal Fuzz A new reissue of this masterpiece by the Left Outsides, originally issued on cassette in 2015, then first put to vinyl in 2017, as the long-format follow-up to the classic The Shape of Things to Come LP (FTR387). The current edition is demarcated by a glossy cover and metallic gold printing. Its music remains as timeless a gust of dark autumnal wind as any you’ll ever hear. Some of the music here was written as part of the soundtrack to Gus Alavrez’s 2009 noir-pastoral short, Stand and Deliver, but the songs evoke their own host of images. The band, consisting of Alison Cotton and Mark Nicholas (once of the beautifully Fairport-tinged, 18th… Read more »

Donkey No No - 6.13.17 ( / )

Edition of 20. Numbered.  12″ lathe. Out Of Print Unlike some of their more deviously zoned sessions, this recording catches Donkey No No in a reflective and ruralist mood. Omeed’s guitars, Jen’s violin, and Ted’s bowed cymbal all sound like something Bob Dylan would have listened to as a way of negating a bad hangover while on the Rolling Thunder tour. Notes and drones are carefully placed, allowing lots of breathing room to exist on their margins. Probably so that Bob’s head can stop its throbbing. And one can easily imagine, Dylan, sitting on the commode, slowly chewing on an Egg McMuffin, while he awaits the arrival of his poop de jour, wondering what it would sound like if Bruce… Read more »