Format: lp

Powers / Rolin Duo - S/T ()

LP Edition of 250.   copies still availabe at Forced Exposure  Found a box of 20… Hot on the heels of last year’s Matthew J. Rolin LP (FTR 502), here is a new duo recording featuring Rolin’s acoustic twelve-string and the hammered-dulcimer of Jen Powers. They’ve had a couple previous cassettes, but I’ve never seen ’em! If you have, I can offer you something fine in trade. As with his first LP, Rolin’s command of his guitar is quite wonderful to hear. He uses the whole breadth of the twelve-string’s harmonic potential, which creates a wide surging stream of sound. Powers’ work with the hammered dulcimer (an instrument we hear far too rarely these days!) utilizes a similar approach, which means… Read more »

Marcia Bassett & Samara Lubelski - Morning Flare Symmetries ()

LP with download code included. Edition of 250 The fourth album that Samara Lubelski and Marcia Bassett have recorded as a duo (the second for us, following 2017’s Live NYC LP) is much less about drones than some of their previous work. Morning Flare Symmetries blares like a ram’s horn blown as a call to angelic battle. Everyone has been unanimous in agreement that this improvising duo has achieved a new highpoint in the musical histories of both Samara and Marcia. They each have deep roots in the East Coast sub-underground, with a whole dang lot of band names between ’em, but in this configuration they just continue to get weirder and better on every outing. The string blend they… 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 OUT OF PRINT 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 »

Midknight - 1975 ()

LP Edition of 200. Over the many years we’ve known each other, Joe Carducci had several times mentioned his brother Mark had a cool band back in the pre-punk ’70s. Then a couple of years ago, he added that tapes of this project were around, and asked if might we be interested in hearing them. Midknight 1975 is the result. Two different line-ups of the band are documented here — a quintet studio session recorded on location at the Hippie House, and a live one with a different drummer and one less guitar — and both are wailing, raw instrumental dives into what you’d have to call hard underground prog. There are some “chops” displayed, but they’re usually more in… Read more »

Munehiro Narita - Live P.S.F ()

LP Edition of 500 (Full pressing Heavyweight Black Vinyl with full size/colour insert). With Download Code.). Bandcamp Cardinal Fuzz and Feeding Tube Records bring forth the cranium busting – Munehiro Narita – ‘Live P.S.F (Psychedelic San Francisco)’. Recorded live at the Hemlock Tavern (by PSF worshiper Ethan Miller). For those young pups not quite in the know – Munehiro Narita, the original “psychedelic speed freak,” is for many people the undisputed king of the motorcycle fuzz guitar. Active since the late ’70s, Narita is a Japanese psychedelic underground legend. After playing in cult bands like Kyoaku no Intention, he founded the brutal heavy-psych power trio High Rise in the ’80s and more recently Green Flames with his furious guitar playing, which… Read more »

The 18th Day Of May - S/T (Retrospective) ( / )

2xLP Edition of 598 (250 x Transparent Green / Transparent Gold  & 348 x Black Vinyl)   –  Gatefold Jacket Co-Released with Cardinal Fuzz Black Vinyl – Out of Print  Transparent Green / Transparent Gold Vinyl  – Out of Print  Copies available at Forced Exposure  The Eighteenth Day of May were a six-piece, London based group. Originally formed as an acoustic trio consisting of American Alison Brice (vocals, flute), Swede Richard Olson (acoustic guitar, harmonica and sitar) and Ben Phillipson (guitar and mandolin), they combined elements of traditional and contemporary folk with a psychedelic jangle. They spent the summer and autumn of 2003 bonding over Fairport Convention, The Incredible String Band, Steeleye Span, Sandy Denny and Trees all blending in… Read more »

Letha Rodman Melchior - Tretetam ()

Edition of 250 Download slip included with LP.  Bandcamp We discovered the experimental work of the late Letha Rodman Melchior through her husband Dan. Our first release was the amazing Mare Astrale LP (FTR 432), and we have now reissued 2009’s Treteman as an LP Tretetam was actually the operating handle Letha originally used for her sound collages. And this music was first issued on CDR as Tretetam’s eponymous debut for the Finnish Ikuisuus label. A few other releases appeared under this soubriquet before she began using her own name on such projects.  Letha displays her absolutely original approach to musique concrete from the very beginning of her investigation of the form. Using field recordings, found sounds and invented instrumental… Read more »

Don Dietrich - Option ()

LP edition of 300. FTR is proud to present what is only the second solo album by Borbetomagus’ sax giant, Don Dietrich. Crazily, Option documents the FIRST solo performance Don ever did. It was recorded in 2019 as part of the OPTION series in Chicago, where Dietrich appeared at the invitation of Ken Vandermark (who also wrote the liner notes). The cover photo shows one of Don’s polycarbonate sculptures, after which the album is partially named. Twisted, compressed and strangely inviting, it is emblematic of the eruptive ruckus Don creates using amplified tenor sax and effects pedals. This music possesses some of the same cerebral overload as the sounds Dietrich invents inside his long-lived trio. But without the spectres of… Read more »

The Slowest Lift - Plutonic Shine ()

LP comes with download slip. Edition of 250. I’m Born music video  Vinylization of last year’s cassette by UK duo, The Slowest Lift. Comprised of Julian Bradley (Vibracathedral Orchestra, etc.) and Sophie Cooper (whose Divine Ekstasys LP, FTR 342, is a dang classic), The Slowest Lift has been producing high-quality avant-pop form-waffling for several years. Their eponymous debut album was on VHF, and Plutonic Shine continues their drive into the heart of some very weird beast. Sophie’s vocals sometimes breath like the air itself, although they can also surface as distorted puffs of lung-powered color, melodically-oriented, but trapped by no ordinary sense of song structure. The instrumental portion seems to be built with electronics and guitars, which create mounds of… Read more »

Dire Wolves - Flow and Heady ()

LP Edition of 500. Co-Release with Cardinal Fuzz ‘Flow & Heady’, the stunning new record from Dire Wolves Just Exactly Perfect Sisters Band, captures the group flying high at the height of their powers. Recorded live at the ‘Festival Of Endless Gratitude’ in Copenhagen, and released jointly on Cardinal Fuzz and Feeding Tube Records, this beautifully packaged LP documents some of the band’s 2019 European Tour. (*the included download code also features two additional live concerts!) For these dates, the Dire Wolves were joined by Nik Rayne of The Myrrors (guitar and clarinet) and Bell Lungs from Scotland (violin, voice and birds), each adding potent textures to the collective’s deep sonic glossolalia. The music Dire Wolves create is what they call… Read more »