Format: lathe

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

12″ Edition of 36. Numbered. Riso Looseleaf cover / back art printed at Looky Here. 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 keyboard otherness to… 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. 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 Small Speakers, etc…. Read more »

Marcia Bassett & Samara Lubelski - QuaranTunes Series No.013 : Live at Sunview ( / )

12″ Edition of 36. Numbered. Riso Looseleaf cover / back art printed at Looky Here. On the evening of Friday April 10, 2020 Marcia Bassett and Samara Lubelski set up their gear in Brooklyn’s Sunview Luncheonette. With the assistance of Barry Weisblat (“The Lumberjack of Sound”) they got the amp mix just right, and as 7 PM rolled around, they proceeded to take the tops of our heads clean off. They played two new pieces, and both were doozies. On the first, “Sunview 1,” the swoop of violin and guitar made me think of B-25s crossing the Pacific at night on their way to light up Imperial Japan. The music was tense and rolling and ominous in a way that… Read more »

Chris Corsano - QuaranTunes Series no. 003 ( / )

12″ Lathe Edition of 35. Risograph printed loose leaf cover and back art printed at Looky Here in Greenfield, MA. OUT OF PRINT On the evening of May 1, 2020, Chris Corsano appeared as the third participant in Feeding Tube’s QuaranTunes Zoom concert series. In the middle of what seemed to be The Red Room from David Lynch’s Twin Peaks, Mr. Corsano used every appendage at his disposal to obliterate reality. And it was real real nice.  The track titles give you some idea of what his tools were that night — “Brush & Chimes,” “Light Metal” and “Horns.” A fourth track, “Drums,” was recorded on July 4, 2020, because we were so gobsmacked by the performance Chris did in… Read more »

Myriam Gendron - QuaranTunes Series no.004 ( / )

12″ Lathe Edition of 31. Risograph printed loose leaf cover and back art printed at Looky Here in Greenfield, MA. OUT OF PRINT The most excellent Quebecois singer/guitarist, Myriam Gendron, produces music that feels simultaneously home-spun and sophisticated. Her sole LP to date, Not So Deep as a Well (FTR 146) is a gorgeous album whereon she sets the poems of the American intellectual, Dorothy Parker, to her own beautifully crafted guitar tunes. That album was hailed throughout the civilized world, and many fans wait impatiently for Myriam’s two young kids to set her free for artistic endeavors once again. In the meantime, she has worked on some new material, and it was our extreme pleasure to invite her to… Read more »

Joseph Allred - QuaranTunes Series no.009 ( / )

12″ Edition of 32. Numbered. Risograph printed loose leaf cover and back art printed at Looky Here in Greenfield, MA. Youtube Archive. Recorded on the evening of Friday June 12, 2020, at his home in Brighton MA, this lathe documents a spellbinding instrumental set by master musician, Joseph Allred.  The first piece is side-long exploration of the guitar based on a Robbie Basho piece called “Tassajara” (from The Falconer’s Arm I). But Allred’s approach feels less tense, and a bit looser, which always seems like a good thing to. The second piece is a vocal accompanied  by harmonium. A bit like some of the material on his most recent Feeding Tube LP, Michael (FTR 532), there is a deeply spiritual… Read more »

Powers / Rolin Duo - QuaranTunes Series no.008 ( / )

12″ Lathe Edition of 32. Numbered. Downlaod Code Included. Loose-leaf cover + back art printed at Looky Here in Greenfield, MA. OUT OF PRINT Don’t fear, little buddy. You did not miss a passel of live Quarantunes lathe LPs while you sleeping in a cloud of misery. Not hardly! Despite the fact that it was the 8th one recorded, the Powers/Rollin Dup session has been released prior to some of the other concerts recorded earlier. Many factors contribute to this, but they are trademarked Feeding Tube secrets, so you’ll just have to accept our word that it is the status quo. Broadcast live on Zoom from Columbus OH at 7 PM (eastern) Friday June 5, 2020, this extremely limited hand-cut… Read more »

Jeffrey Alexander - QuaranTunes Series no.007 ( / )

12″ Lathe Edition of 32. Numbered. Includes download code. Loose-leaf Risogragh cover and back art printed at Looky Here in Greenfield Wondrous documentation of the solo set by Jeffrey Alexander, broadcast over Zoom at 7PM Friday May 29. 2020. Jeffrey was in Richmond VA on family business, but managed to kick out the jams as though he were deeply immersed in the comforts of home. Accompanying himself on guitar, the mood was about as intimate as it gets. Of the five tunes selected for the LP, I can namecheck three. “Strength of Strings” is from Gene Clark’s classic No Other LP, and it approached with a non nonsense form of brooding that is wonderful. “Sunsplash Your Mind” is one of… Read more »

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 OUT OF PRINT 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… Read more »