Format: lp

Jon Collin - Water & Rock Music Volumes 5-6 ()

LP Edition of 200. Release Date –  September 30th, 2022 – Preorder Available – also available is the full 4lp boxset. Handmade by Jon Collin. Edition of 20. email us if interested.  Another wonderful album by this Swedish-based guitarist/carpenter.  This is the fourth (and I believe final, at least for now) addition to Collin’s series of site-based outdoor recordings. The first three (FTR 399, FTR 418 & FTR 534) were stellar examples of Jon’s finger-thinking, and this one is as well. He seems to have embraced a romantic form of melodicism over the course of these albums, contrasting with some of the harsher blues evocations he’s explored recently. And as much as I enjoy everything Jon plays, there is something very special… Read more »

Eugene Chadbourne - Mourning of the Praying Mantis / Worms With Strings ()

LP Edition of 330. Release Date – October 21st, 2022 – Pre-order available – This is the first in a series of Feeding Tube vinyl releases devoted to the Insect and Western catalog of recordings, newly mastered and often with added material. “Mourning of the Praying Mantis” was created in the earliest series of Insect and Western scores, first performed by the “Bull Fiddle” contrabass quartet of Oakland in 1996. Following what I felt was a classic interpretation by the Insect and Western Party trios and quartets, the piece circulated through the evenings devoted to my Insect and Western music at concerts taking place around the United States. By 1997 I had an interesting and diverse set of recordings in… Read more »

Spiral Wave Nomads - Magnetic Sky ()

LP Edition of 250.  200 Black Vinyl. 50 White Vinyl. Bandcamp Release date – November 11th, 2022 – Pre-order available – White Vinyl Black Vinyl Eric Hardiman – guitar, bass, electronics Michael Kiefer – drums, keyboard All songs recorded and produced by Spiral Wave Nomads Mixed and mastered by Michael Kiefer Cover design by Spiral Wave Nomads Cover image “Geometric Desert” by USGS Eros Center

Alison Cotton - The Portrait You Painted of Me ()

LP Edition of 400. FTR Orange Vinyl Edition. Co-Released with Rocket Recordings Here we have the third solo LP by London’s Alison Cotton, following on previous successes, All Quiet at the Ancient Theatre and Only Darkness Now. And as with each of Cotton’s projects it is a stylistic advance as well as another example of her dark signature sound. Alison’s work with bands is well documented by recordings with Saloon, 18th Day of May, Trimdon Grange Explosion, and her current, ecstatic folk/psych duo, The Left Outsides. But her solo recordings always seem a bit more experimental in terms of song structure and musical texture, as the six tracks on The Portrait You Painted of Me clearly demonstrate. The touchstones of… Read more »

Naujawanan Baidar - Volume 1 & 2 ()

2LP Edition of 497. Gatefold / Heavy Vinyl includes download slip. Artwork – N.R. Safi.    Pitchfork Review by Marc Masters 2nd Pressing –  Cardinal Fuzz and Feeding Tube records are proud to bring to you, Naujawanana Baidar – Volume 1 & 2 on double heavy black vinyl.Naujawanan Baidar (Farsi for Enlightened Youth) is the project of artist and musician N.R. Safi (The Myrrors)With roots in the now-endangered sounds of 1960s-80s Afghan cassette culture, Naujawanan Baidar filters the traditional music of Safi’s paternal heritage through a labyrinth of buzzing drones, tape manipulation, and fuzz-drenched percussion, warping both traditional and popular forms into a tangled mass of tape-saturated noise inspired by the very medium that once carried them.Traditional folk instruments (both… Read more »

More Klementines - Who Remembers Light ()

LP Edition of 340. Co-Release with Twin Lakes Records. Four years after their magnificent, eponymous debut, this Connecticut trio returns to vinyl with another brain-blurring set of tunes. Picking up where that LP left off, drummer Michael Kiefer, guitarist/vocalist Jon Schlesinger and guitarist/bassist/mandolinist/electronics/mark tree-rep, Steubs, dig ever deeper into the pulse of the Earth. The first track here, “Hot Peace,” sounds like stuttering, shimmering emanations from the core of the planet. Remember that episode of the Superman TV show, where mole men come up out of the world’s deepest oil well? The instrumental parts of this album remind me of those little dudes. Because everything they touched started glowing. And even though one gets the feeling there’s more than a… Read more »

4 Letter Words - Band in Boston ()

LP Edition of 200. As the ’80s dawned, Phil Milstein was living in Central Square in Cambridge, setting type and working on the machinations of the Velvet Underground Appreciation Society. He was also beginning to explore his musical alter-ego, Pep Lester, with the first evidence of this appearing on an L.A.F.M.S. comp tape. Phil was also a maniacal tape trader in those days, and one of the people he regularly swapped mixes with was a juvenile delinquent from Athol, Massachusetts named Dana Hatch, whom he’d met when he bought a copy of Phil’s VU fanzine What Goes On from him. Dana and a couple of his high school pot buddies started a band called The Rags to make a bunch… Read more »

Elkhorn - Distances ()

LP Edition of 400. Brilliant new instrumental fork-bending from the always amazing Elkhorn, presented here in a quartet setting I had not heard before. The basic band remains Drew Gardner on electric guitar and Jesse Sheppard on acoustic, but as often seems to happen with these guys, there are a couple more faces in the studio. This time it’s two drummers. One is Ian McColm, a Virginia tub monster who has played in many excellent situations, including a 2012 Feeding Tube duo cassette with Daniel Bachman (FTRCS107). The other drummer is DC-based Nate Scheible who does his own records and has also worked with everyone from Mark McGuire to Matt Wascovich. The wide foundational base these two provide allows Drew… Read more »

Kool Music - Dagobah ()

LP Edition of 200. Dagobah is the first LP (following a couple of cassettes & a CD) by Kool Music, the solo guitar project helmed by Glasgow-based polymath, Jasper Baydala. Jasper has previously had some exposure on the label, when his image appeared on the cover of Joanne Robertson’s Black Moon Days LP (FTR179). At that point we knew of Jasper as a video artist and writer, but Joanne assured us he was an excellent musician as well. And so began the road to Dagobah. The soubriquet Kool Music has a bit of a hip-hop heft to it, but the 14 tracks here present a very different picture. Jasper has said that when he first hoisted the Kool Music flag,… Read more »

Old Million Eye - The Air’s Chrysalis Chime ()

LP Edition of 300. Co-Release with Cardinal Fuzz. The Air’s Chrysalis Chime is the second LP from Old Million Eye, primarily a solo project of Brian Lucas. This beautifully transcendent and deeply explorational album sees Lucas widening his spectral and woozy palette to include musical contributions from Gayle Brogan (Pefkin/Burd Ellen), Steven R. Smith, Sheila Bosco (Dire Wolves), and Jeff Jefferson (3 Moons/The Lodestones). The album’s darker more drifting songs, “Ruby River ” and “Tales from Copperopolis” feature the vibrational voice of Georgia Carbone, erstwhile vocalist of Dire Wolves. Lucas and Carbone’s eerie vocal duet on the lengthy “Ruby River” is stunningly haunting and unexpected. This mysteriously anomalous album utilizes such elements as tape collage, improv jazz type drumming, clarinet,… Read more »