Releases

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »