Releases

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 »

Mako Sica / Hamid Drake - Balancing Tear ()

LP edition of 500. Co-Release with Astral Spirits          Live Video Preview  OUT OF PRINT on our end. Forced Exposure & Mako Sica bandcamp still has copies available A glorious re-match for Chicago’s superb free-rock trio, Mako Sica, and the jazz world’s percussionist of choice, Hamid Drake. Their last collaboration, Ronda (FTR 409) was a glorious, open-ended studio conversation spread across two LPs. Balancing Tear is a mix of studio and live recordings, awash with calmly oceanic passages, interspersed with compressed and feverish form-blurts.  As with Ronda, the heft of the material is dynamically advanced. The album begins with passages worthy of Morricone’s western soundtracks, but the action mutates with rapid surety. There’s a track that will make you think of a… Read more »

Banshee - Livin’ In The Jungle ()

LP Edition of 500 Snake Charmer Music Video Cardinal Fuzz and Feeding Tube Records are proud to present the Napalm Blast that is the forthcoming new Banshee record – ‘Livin’ In The Jungle’. Hailing from Boston and blazing red hot cinders through your eyes Banshee channel widescreen, kick out the jams motherfuckers psyche-rock-a-rama with a singer doing his best to channel both Alice and Iggy.  Yes they rock like crazy and play with the fired up fury of The Stooges, MC5 and The Alice Cooper Group as they let their freak flag fly On ‘Livin In The Jungle’ Banshee detonate over 11 tracks of pure diamond arrangements that will lay you out flat and have your head swirling from the whallop… Read more »

Nudge Squidfish - Robot Wars ()

LP Edition of 200 This is the second volume of our series collecting the odds & sods of the immortal Nudge Squidfish. Nudge is one of the singular figures to emerge from the Columbus sub-underground rock scene of the 1970s. He was a member of The True Believers (along with Mike Rep & Tommy Jay). He cut a single for the New Age label in ’82, and couple of odd solo LPs while he was living in Nashville later in the ’80s. He was a member of V-3 (along with Jim Shepard) after that. He also released a bonkers full-length cassette on Old Age that was subsequently vinylized by Columbus Discount. More recently, he has become a highly regarded disseminator… Read more »

Eric Arn & Jasmine Pender - Hydromancy ()

LP edition of 250. Bandcamp Dusted Magazine Here is the third of our LPs documenting the new work of Vienna-based expatriate guitarist, Eric Arn. The first was the solo Orphic Resonance (FTR 281), the second, Paranza Corta (FTR 384), documenting duo work with Austrian guitarist Margaret Unknown. And now the third features duet recordings with English avant garde cellist Jasmine Pender, who also performs more noisily using the soubriquet, Rotten Bliss.  Pender and Arn first met at a 2018 festival in Krems, Austria. They played a duo show soon after, and this recording session followed in August of that year, when Ms. Pender was passing through Vienna. The blend of their instruments is a strange and delicate meeting. The music involves… Read more »

The Band Whose Name Is A Symbol - Berserkir ()

LP Edition of 500 Co-Release with Cardinal Fuzz 21st (or so) album by this superb Ottawa-based improv unit, whose work has been too long underappreciated in the U.S. The core of the group (a sextet on this session) came out of the garage rock scene in 2008, dreaming, one supposes, of creating a sound more open and freed from structural form-dictates. Their ability to create cosmic gushery of the highest order has been proved time and again. Berserker Volume One must take its name from any one of a number of screwed-up B-movies, since the approach the band takes here owes not a whit to any juiced and enraged Viking we ever ran into. The long, slow guitar lines (and… Read more »

The Cherry Blossoms - Mystery Meet ()

LP Edition of 400 Includes Download and Insert. Vinylization of an insane and legendary CDR that Nashville’s Cherry Blossoms collective issued when they did a 2007 tour of Upper and Lower Rangoon with Josephine Foster as a special guest member.  The Cherry Blossoms are a musical entity not easily described, but I feel as though their essential whatsis was grasped by Michael Hurley. We were talking a few weeks ago and when the Blossoms were mentioned, Mike said, “Oh Yeah. I remember the last time I played a gig with those guys. Their van pulled up, and each of them got out, already playing an instrument and singing, and each of them was doing a different song.” And so it… Read more »

Big Blood - Do You Wanna Have a Skeleton Dream​? ()

LP Edition of 300 Includes Download / Poster Insert. 1st Pressing – Black Vinyl – Out of Print. 2nd Pressing – Neon Magenta Vinyl – Wow! Great new LP by the full trio version of Maine’s Big Blood. Colleen, Caleb and Quinnisa are all present and accounted for at every turn on this one! Unlike their last LP, The Daughter’s Union (FTR 459) (which seemed like some sort of experiment involving glam-rock-readymades), Do You Wanna? is awash with crazily re-imagined girl group dynamics. Some of these tight-sparkly-dress recreations have a savage teenage authority, but others wiggle more like dreams stolen from the nodes of Julee Cruise, Angelo Badalmanetti or David Lynch. Sometimes there are style-ghosts standing in all the expected… 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 »