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DateAdded Artist Title Format Price Label Description
8/30/2009 A Band April Twelfth Nineteen Ninety-Two CDR $10.99
"Vintage 70+ minutes 15 piece A Band session, recorded straight to 2-track cassette in 1992. Performers include A-stalwarts like Sticky Foster, Stewart Walden, Neil Campbell, Jim Plaistow and Vince Earimal alongside some less familiar names. The session opens w/ a driving rock piece in tutti, then devolves into a series of solo, then duo, then trio, quartet, etc pieces, w/ performers and their respective instruments drawn out of a hat. Then to close, a 35 minute concert-style piece called "Just past not-too-boring" where performers started playing one at a time, entering the recording room a minute each apart (order was again decided by pulling names out of a hat), and then once everyone was in there, departing in the order they entered. During this last piece, Will Irvine was obviously bored by playing music, so decided he'd try to undress and grope as many people as possible, as a kind of disruptive element. Sounds like the beginnings of a comedy gay sex orgy on the tape, w/ Sticky commentating in his own inimitable style."
5/17/2011 A Band, The Abstruse 3" CDR $9.99 Sonic Oyster Records Strictly limited (numbered) edition of 50 on 3" CDR
Simon Murphy
Karl M V Waugh
Alasdair Willis
Recorded live 18th November 2010 @ The Iron Duke. The A-Band deliver a righteous ritual of 'primitive', over 22 glorious minutes: fucked up free jazz: unfettered avant-abuse. It is a beautiful thing.
3/14/2014 A Handful of Dust From A Soundtrack To The Anabase Of St-John Perse c42 cassette $6.99 Imminent Frequencies "A Handful of Dust is the duo of New Zealand noisemakers Bruce Russell (The Dead C) and Alastair Galbraith. Incorporating elements of drone, spoken word, minimalism, improvisation and utilizing everything from violin to toy telephone, The Dust crafts a genuinely unique style of free-form music. "From A Soundtrack To The Anabase Of St-John Perse" a tape originally released via Russell's own Corpus Hermeticum imprint nearly two decades ago finds the duo under the influence of the 1924 poem of the same name and at the height of their creative experimentation." Edition of 150.
9/23/2004 A Mercury Ensemble Keep Children Out of School CDR $9.99 23 Productions “Since we just released what we did on 4.6 of this year, we felt it only right to put last year's 4.6 jam out too, as it is no less interesting. This jam features a line up of 9 or more folks in a fusion/improv blast. This release is especially dear to us, as this lineup of AME includes the late Lyx Ish contributing on percussion, Rhodes, sax, and voice. Her tremendous presence put the AME collective over the edge for this jam, and we are happy to have it documented and available.” Edition of 48 copies.
11/3/2012 A Story Of Rats / Hellvete split c44 cassette $6.99 Eiderdown "A Story Of Rats is back on Eiderdown after his killer LP from last year. More synth creep wizardy and this time Garek Druss’ synths and vocals are accompanied on the journey by Mr. James Woodhead (Elemental Chrysalis/At The Head OF The Woods) on guitar, voice, and bells. “The Chariot and The Wooden Spear” is an emotional tractor beam of sound, pulling the listener with slight drum pulses along a meandering path thru vales of both beauty and grimnitude. An amazing collaboration by two treasures of the Pacific Northwest’s deep vibes scene. Hellvete is Glen Steenkiste’s solo gig, when not on the job destroying minds and Duvel bottles as a principal member of Belgian psych-improv rockers Silvester Anfang II. Over the course of an outstanding LP on KRAAK and multiple label outings on various formats, Hellvete has distilled his psychotropic ur-folk sound into tasty slabs of acoustic/electric drone. Alternately comforting and suffocating, these pieces created with bowed banjo, harmonium, tampura, and Casio leave the listener with the experience of shaking hands with the ghost of Angus MacLise at the crossroads of Annapurna and some nearly-forgotten Flemish forest." Two color double-sided screen-printed J-cards courtesy of Broken Press with eye popping visuals conjured by Max Clotfelter.

A Warm Palindrome / Feverdreams / Badgerlore Three Owls Six Ears CD $7.99 Betley Welcomes Careful Drivers Three-way split CD featuring 20 minutes by each of these three acts. A Warm Palindrome you
should know from our Betley LP. The tracks here are a lot more cohesive and direct than the stuff on that record (despite being recorded over a 12 month plus period). Feverdreams is a solo electronic/guitar project from California, playing miniature, textural and heavily-processed pieces. Badgerlore is a duo featuring an ex-Deerhoof and Ben Chasny a.k.a. Six Organs of Admittance. They play raw string/pick-up improvisation which magically transforms itself into song form by the end.
9/30/2005 A Way / Jazzfinger The Sun Is Your Enemy, The Wind Is Your Friend CDR $9.99 Mallard Lake "Mallard Lake presents a split release with finnish A Way and british Jazzfinger, sharing the space on this release. A Way stir up a sound from the soil they are standing on, sounding as an old and lonely farmer, living in the city, remembering his youth, playing drums and guitars buried five feet down in the ground, when the memories have become corrupted by wind and electric fog. This is rural, rustic and disintegrated rock'n'roll drone. Jazzfinger conjures a gritty execution of the all mighty powerdrone. Their contribution sounds as an extended roar with shifting moods, from nasty to grim to the invasion of battle hawks, slowly creating a numbing feeling as the sun goes down. 5" cd-r. gray speckled paper with black color. edition of 100."
11/6/2010 A.C. / Skin Graft Dirty Pussy LP $13.99 Hermitage Tapes Edition of 116 copies on black vinyl & X rated cover art. "Brutal electronics & mangled junk metal abuse fome Wyatt Howland & Andrew Coltrane. sick alcoholic sound damage & nasty frequencies decomposed in a total work of hatred & disgust. recorded on 4 track cassette in Mi. & mixed by Wyatt in Cleveland."
3/14/2014 A.M. Dragonfly LP + download $19.99 Trensmat "From a distance, a dragonfly is a hypnotically beautiful and graceful creature but if one unexpectedly flew right into one's face, no doubt one would emit an unholy and undignified squeal. The listener's reaction to Dragonfly, the 2nd Trensmat long-player from NZ's primo human musical bubble machine Antony Milton, may well take a reverse path. From a distance there is terror and unholy squalling noise but, on closer inspection, there is beauty, grace, and, ok, some unholy squalling noise. In opener Fake Union Of Uplifted Charlatans at least two whacked-out distorted solos trade licks (ably assisted upwards by distant spacey bleeps) while an elephantine and gloopy treated bassline trundles on, carrying its cosmic cargo with no little bemusement. The upbeat title track is built from the same stuff, though with a nervier, insectoid feel.The following pair, Glassworld and Helioscope, bring you back to earth with a soft and successively woozy landing onto a fuzzy undergrowth of reverbed chords and throbs. But there is much to fear among the lush micro-greenery, as the predatory beasties of Eightoeight will attest - a hungry blind mass of globular bass larvae and mercilessly cutting high-end analogue pincers. The incredible 13-minute closer True Believers blows what's left of the cobwebs off, both with an intensified blast of the preceding sonic firepower and a simultaneous warm mellow wave of goodness, given some structure by a scant muffled kick and a recurring snippet of soft descending keys before being eaten alive by a cacophonous industrial coda. The track's title has the suffix "(Live)" - though we do not know when, where, or for whom it was performed - but luckily we can all go back to that place and time via the modern wonder of the phonograph.Hold on to your elongated abdomens for another thrilling bug-eyed flight of fancy around AM's audio garden! The LP comes with digital copies of the tracks on the vinyl. VERY limited edition coloured vinyl LP" in full colour card sleeve (+ 6 downloads)."
11/16/2004 A.M. Small Engine Funk Tantra CDR $11.99 Transient Recordings “Antony Milton becomes the first interloper to enter the Transient camp. Described by A.M. as ‘autistic’, at times this is challenging almost in the way that Sachiko M. can be. It’s also pretty damn engrossing and …. entertaining. This sounds somewhat like what you might have produced with that electronic junk you found in the basement as a teenager (if only you’d had a lot more experience, flair and skill).”
3/5/2009 A.M. Tour Disk 2006 CDR $8.99 Pseudo Arcana "I found a small box of these when I was packing down my music room. This is a full length album containing 3 tracks of noisy psychedelic drone. At the time I thought it was the best ever A.M album, and I still think it's a pretty good record. (Its weird that I forgot all about it for so long...!)" - Antony Milton
3/26/2006 A.M. Yet Marvellous Stasis / Strata double CDR $15.99 Pseudo Arcana "This release brings together the sister albums’ from Antony Miltons 'A.M' project recorded in 2003.
Recorded simultaneously (and released on Haamumaa and Humbug records respectively) these 2 disks document a particularly productive year. Ranging from ecstatic tape noise works through gestural instrumental pieces, field recordings, drone works and live tracks this is a great introduction to the work of A.M."
9/4/2004 A.M. / Uton 'NTH nth STH sth' CDR $14.99 Celebrate / Psi / Phenomenon “As if it wasn't enough that these two hiss-enthusiasts are situated firmly in the drivers seat of their own esteemed empires, the propect of hearing them cross swords simultaneously on the same piece of tape seemed unbearably exciting. Such is the nightlife in my part of the world. Mesmerising, multi-hemispheric, slumber-punk of a calibre well beyond garden-variety dronesters and dime-a-dozen noodlers. Have you ever noticed that if you stare for too long at green fuzz pedals, you can make yourself seasick?”
1/28/2005 A.M. Salad Lo-Fi For Hi-Fi CD $10.99 Sloth Jinni "A.M. Salad is the solo project of Keith Childress who has worked in various other projects, most recently the free-noise improv mock rock libation sponges Algebrassiere. The tracks on ‘Lo-Fi For Hi-Fi’ range from cut-up collage to drone to noise, though a noise of a more trance inducing nature rather than an assaultive angle... though some abrasive moments are certainly present. Sounds from electric tools, hygiene and vanity devices, and various other gadgets of the home and office are teamed with tones from faulty keyboards and various other rickety instruments, as well as a hearty portion of turntable manipulation done with damaged record players playing scratchy old thrift store records. All tracks on this CD were originally recorded in the mid 1990's... some of which were originally released on E.F. Tapes, one of the premier noise-taper labels of the time period, operated by Emil Hagstrom of Cock E.S.P. The work on Lo-Fi For Hi-Fi was all recorded on a crappy karaoke machine; so many sound sources were run directly into the karaoke machine that some sessions actually ended wiht the sing-along-party-box emitting smoke before completely shutting off. All tracks for this CD release, however, have been digitally remastered by Rat Bastard of The Laundryroom Squelchers and To Live And Shave In L.A."
8/1/2014 Abate, Maurizio Take Care Of Your Own Beast c40 cassette $8.99 Sloow Tapes "Heavily processed hurdy gurdy recordings, taking medieval sensibility into deep psychedelic drones. 80 copies."
12/22/2014 Abbott, Jim Jackson C. Frank: The Clear Hard Light of Genius Book $14.99 Ba Da Bing "The story of Jackson C. Frank is tragic. The victim of a school fire in his youth, struggling with homelessness and mental illness throughout his life, half-blinded in old age before his death in 1999, Frank met continuous obstacles. And yet he enjoyed a shining moment with the release of Jackson C. Frank on Columbia Records in 1965. The album would go on to be seen as one of the greatest folk albums of the decade-maybe of all time-and its opening track "Blues Run the Game" has become a standard covered by hundreds. Jim Abbott's book is the result of years of research piecing together evidence, relations and apocryphal stories from Frank's life. It is also part memoir, as Abbott cared for Frank through the final decade of his life. Their friendship was fraught with difficulties, which Abbott portrays with the honesty of a journalist. In doing so, he draws a portrait of a uniquely gifted songwriter, blessed with talent and besotted by demons. At 250 pages, Abbott's memoir shows a flawed and caring individual whose struggle was best depicted in his songs. Following the release of Jackson C. Frank: The Clear, Hard Light of Genius, Ba Da Bing will release three volumes of Jackson C. Frank: The Complete Recordings in early 2015, compiling work from throughout his life, including unreleased material."
6/25/2013 Abbott, Simeon & Mike Gennaro Meditations on First CDR $7.99 Bug Incision Simeon Abbott: piano
Mike Gennaro: drums
"An excellently-wrought recording from this Toronto-based duo. The balance needed to maximize the enjoyment of an album as a solid, single listening experience is often overlooked in the recorded output of free-improvised music. Recorded in a couple different locations in Montreal and Toronto, this piano & drums disc emanates the kind of care and attention that reminds me of the best of the ol' FMP, Incus, and classic Emanem releases. And the music itself is equally raging. Gennaro first came to our attention years ago for his work with Wrist Error, and their album with Mats Gustafsson on Spool. After crossing paths a few more times over the years, it turned out that he was working with past Bug Incision star Simeon Abbott, after triumphantly returning from a hiatus from the music. Gennaro's playing falls into the rich drumkit-plus-bits-of-percussion tradition, recalling vintage Bennink, Lovens, and the early work of Ingar Zach. Abbott's pianism, kaleidoscopic in its harmonic complexity and rhythmic invention, suggests a strange cross-pollination of Schlippenbach and Bley. Needless to say, this is a deft, athletic outing, massively enjoyable and masterfully executed." Edition of 75, cdr, color covers in plastic sleeves.
3/22/2010 Abbott, Simeon with Bent Spoon Duo untitled 3" CDR $5.99 Bug Incision "The remaining chunk of music from this trio's collaboration in Aaron Leaney's old apartment on Bloor street. See bim-32 for more info. b&w photocopy covers in plastic sleeves, 3" cdr, edition of 34."
3/21/2009 AC/DP Hells Bells cassette $7.99 Middle James Co. "non-stop assault from demon duo of Andrew Coltrane (hermitage tapes) and David Payne. "hells bells" was constructed by Doc Payne in the mjc lab December '08 with source tapes from A.C.'s deep basement being spun-out in blizzard wind whirls on the highway between Hamilton, Ontario and Redford, Michigan. side A starts with a weird sax loop morphing into an intense drum decay thickening further into some sick,sweet&sour soup....side B is a dumb-dumb drum on drugs spaced-out in outer space. limited to 33."
3/24/2008 Acetate Zero Civilize the Satanists CD $13.99 Arbouse "Well, the new album is there, just between 2007 and 2008, just nowhere. The title means nothing but 'éduquons les sales cons' (Educate the bastards) but if you can think about it, it just means 'we can't change nothing after all'. Twelve new tracks exept 'Definition of fall' re-recorded 10 years after we made it and recorded in few instants almost 10 years ago. We love that song. We have new tracks now and always ready to play. You can say that we don't mind, you're right but after 10 years how can you say that? You can say that we don't know how to use our guitars, you're deadly right but after 3 chords of 'wooden ride', we're just laughing. Nobody's right and you can't change nothing after all." From Paris, France.
10/6/2007 Acetate Zero We Deny This CDR $8.99 Arbouse 16 live and unreleased tracks. Limited edition of 250 copies.
8/23/2011 Acid Birds Acid Birds III LP $21.99 Blackest Rainbow "Acid Birds was formed in 2004 in Brooklyn, NY by Andrew Barker (drums & percussion), Jaime Fennelly (harmonium & electronics) and Charles Waters (alto saxophone & bass clarinet). NY-based Barker & Waters are both founding members of Gold Sparkle Band, and Fennelly, who recently relocated to Chicago from the Pacific Northwest, is 1/3 of Peeesseye, and recently embarked on his new solo project Mind Over Mirrors. Their first self-titled LP came out on the Italian label QBICO in 2009. Their second LP, Acid Birds II, on Sagittarius A-Star, and their first cassette, entitled Mock Load, out on Electric Temple were released to coincide with their Midwest / East Coast Winter 2011 tour. This trio work tirelessly on some wide ranging genres of fine musical output; Barker has worked with Gold Sparkle Band, Sirone of the Revolutionary Ensemble, Daniel Carter, Roy Campbell's TAZ, Rob Brown, Chris Jonas, Sonny Simmons, Sabir Mateen, Virginia Genta, and many others.He has appeared on several recordings, including Apostolic Polyphony (with Matthew Shipp and Charles Waters) and The Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra's Mayor of Punkville. In addition to several ongoing projects, Barker has also recently formed a metal band called Hallux. Fennelly is a founding member of Peeesseye, the transatlantic amalgam of minimalist rock, noise, folk, drone, psych, improv, sound poetry, and absurdity that has produced nearly twenty releases. Fennelly recently released his solo LP under the name Mind Over Mirrors on Digitalis Industries to some excellent reviews. Through blending together harmonium, piano and synth drone slabs, hemorrhaging feedback and percussive tape loops, he creates music operating somewhere between a hypnotic ritual, kosmische-inspired minimalism and seriously blurred out american folk music. Releases of his various projects/bandscan be found on labels such as Chocolate Monk, Locust Music, Utech, 8mm, Unframed, Archive, Digitalis Industries, QBICO, Smeraldina-Rima, Misanthropic Agenda and Evolving Ear. Charles Waters is a member of the Gold Sparkle Band, a large collective of musicians that has included Nate Wooley, Sabir Mateen, Matt Lavelle, Hill Greene, and many others.Waters studied clarinet with Eugene Kavadlo of the Charlotte Symphony, and has also worked with William Parker's Little Huey Music Orchestra, Matthew Shipp, and Chris Jonas' Brooklyn Comprovisers Orchestra. 'Red Beak, Yellow Eye' opens up the record with wild drumming, electronic screeches and raging alto sax, building to a rapid waterfall of incredible sounds and then falling back out to minimal electronic pulses and clarinet bursts leading to disintergrating electronics, percussive clatter, and back to full force with Barkers drums and Waters sax fusing together seamlessly with Fennelly's crumbling electronics. 'Rings and Lenses' is a shorter darker piece with Fennelly laying down a bleak electronic landscape with Barker adding sinister cello and Waters monsterous bass clarinet adding a real deep texture to the almost ritualistic piece. 'Acid Birds III' comes to a close with 'Rapture Rupture', an absolutely wild piece of free music, insane electronics, pummeling drums, and sax that at times doesn't even sound like a sax. What Acid Birds do here is completely tear down the walls between rhythm and noise music, creating something entirely new and pushing the genre of jazz and experimental free music to new limits and standards. Mastered by Scott Colburn. Pressed on 140 gram black vinyl in an edition of 500 copies with stunning artwork by Jacob Magraw and Rachell Sumpter."
1/1/2008 Acid Mothers Temple Acid Mothers Temple Festival Volume 5 DVD $14.99 Acid Mothers Temple This is the live footage of the full concert of AMT Fest. vol.5 (Dec.2006) in Nagoya Japan featuring Mani Neumeier (drums, percussion, voice: Guru Guru), Kuriyama Jun (voice: ex.Ox) as well as Tsuyama Atsushi (monster bass, voice, recorder, guitar), Higashi Hiroshi (synth, guitar, voice), Kawabata Makoto (guitar, voice), Kitagawa Hao (voice), and Tabata Mitsuru (freak out). Region free - limited one time pressing of 1000 copies. Recommended!
7/14/2007 Acid Mothers Temple & The Cosmic Inferno Hardcore Uncle Meat - Live in Croatia 2005 DVD $16.99 Acid Mothers Temple Complete version of the 2005 gig played by Acid Mothers Temple & The Cosmic Inferno in Zagreb. The gig was filmed with three cameras by the genius Croatian film artist Niko Potocnjak (Seven That Spells), who also edited the double DVD "History of Acid Mothers Temple" due to be released this autumn. The sound was recorded to sixteen-channel digital and mixed by Kawabata himself to create an astoundingly high-quality live package. Tracks include "Trigger in Trigger Out", "Pink Lady Lemonade", "OM Riff", etc. The lineup of Acid Mothers Temple & The Cosmic Inferno at the time of this gig was: Tabata Mitsuru : bass, vocals. (Zeni Geva, ex Boredoms, Leningrad Blues Machine), Higashi Hiroshi : synth, guitar, chorus. (Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.), Shimura Koji : drums. (Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O., Miminokoto, ex High Rise, ex Mainliner, ex Nagisa Nite, ex White Heaven), Okano Futoshi : drums. (ex Ghost, ex Subvert Blaze, Andromelos), Kawabata Makoto : guitar, chorus. (Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O., Gong, ex Mainliner). NTSC format, region free. Limited edition of 1000. This will be in stock Monday.
8/22/2008 Acid Mothers Temple & The Cosmic Inferno Hotter Than Inferno / Live in Sapporo 2008 CD $15.99 Vivo Records "Recorded live at Counter Action, Sapporo, Japan, 29 June 2008 2 tracks: 1. Master Of The Cosmic Inferno ~ Heart Of Earth 2. Pink Lady Lemonade ~including Doobie Wonder Land. Time 72:26 AMT are: Tabata Mitsuru (bass, voice, malatab), Higashi Hiroshi ( synthesizer, guitar, dancin'king), Shimura Koji (drums, latino cool), Pikachu (drums, voice, cosmic shaman), Kawabata Makoto (guitar, speed guru)."
8/2/2008 Acid Mothers Temple & The Cosmic Inferno Hotter Than Inferno ~ Live in Osaka 2007 DVD $15.99 Acid Mothers Temple A complete document of the final Osaka date on the summer 2007 "Hotter Than Inferno Western Japan Tour " by Acid Mothers Temple & The Cosmic Inferno's (featuring Pikachu from Afrirampo). The miraculous injection of power provided by the addition of grenade-girl Pikachu to the ranks, and the special guest appearance by Yamazaki Maso (AKA Masonna) meant that this date at Bears was insanity on an unprecedented scale. By the end of the group's set there was so little oxygen left in the venue that no one's lighter would work! This date became an instant legend - and here's your chance to witness it on DVD!! Edition of 500 copies. NTSC / Region Free
10/20/2011 Acid Mothers Temple & The Cosmic Inferno Shakespeare From The Cosmic Inferno 2008 double LP $32.99 Blackest Bootleg "Debut release on our new Blackest Bootleg labels releasing live recordings. The bootleg was recorded back in August 2008 at The Shakespeare in Sheffield, a great venue that played host to Acid Mothers first show in Sheffield, and it was so packed, the floor was literally moving underneath the crowd, the room was like a sauna, every single person dripping with sweat, it was one of the busiest shows I'd been too in Sheffield in a long time. I remember there being some total hippies down the front going so nuts, it was like their dream come true to see Acid Mothers. And, of course, it was INSANELY loud. This release captures that, the sheer volume AMT were playing at for the size of the room was crazy. I remember several months after, a guy I know said he'd heard there was a recording of it, and then a few months from then he said he'd managed to get a hold of it and he'd got a copy for me. After months I managed to get it, it was on DVD as it was too long to fit on a CD, so the guy had said he'd literally said he'd sat in front of the TV and listened to the 80+ minutes staring at a blank screen. That must've been a hell of an experience. I managed to get a hold of it in the end, and edit to a perfect 79 minute release just cutting of a few minutes of the encore. This double LP collects those 79 minutes of the recording, 6 tracks including two awesome versions of Pink Lady Lemonade, and other classics like Heart of Earth and Space Disco. The line up for the show was Pika (Afrirampo), Tabata Mitsuru, Hugashi Hiroshi, Shimura Koji, and Kawabata Makoto. Both Pika and Shimura played drums, so the set was seriously heavy as you will find out when you get this spinning... Be warned there are a couple of points in this where the sound goes a little crackly and distorted, but only very, very briefly, and it does get pretty loud at a few points. Just like a true bootleg should be! Edition of 250 copies on printed card sleeves featuring cover shot of the band. Pressed on 140gram virgin vinyl."
2/26/2006 Acid Mothers Temple & The Cosmic Inferno Starless and Bible Black Sabbath CD $14.99 Alien8 "While this album is certainly a tribute record it doesn't consist of straight-up Sabbath worship in the simple sense of covers. The band sounds as if they are simultaneously paying respect to other Sabbath-influenced projects such as Melvins or Zeni Geva, the later being the former home of Tabata, one of the Temple's latest recruits. Starless and Bible Black Sabbath consists of two tracks, the first being an epic thirty four minute blowout titled 'Lady from Hell.' The opening cut begins in a similar fashion to Black Sabbath's eponymous open albeit much less dramatic. The second track relates more to the band's obsession with Kraut rock, sounding like the more pop-oriented period of Hawkwind."
11/17/2007 Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. Acid Motherly Love CD $19.99 Riot Season "Now firmly fixed to a solid four-piece (TSUYAMA ATUSHI, HIGASHI HIROSHI, SHIMURA KOJI and KAWABATA MAKOTO) with added guest vocalists, Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. return to their spiritual home of the UK Riot Season for yet another out-there ride through their weird and psychedelic world. Guitars howl, riffs grow bigger with each minute and brains get fried along the way. Recorded under falling ash and burning roof tiles, Acid Motherly Love features every dimension of their legendary underground sound-from wild riff heavy jams, to quieter acoustic passages and spoken monologues, all capped by the trance inducing 15-minute-plus epic "Santa Sanrodriguez." Artwork features the obligatory naked Japanese babes in all their finery. God Bless AMT."
3/25/2008 Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. Acid Mothership Live CD $14.99 Acid Mothers Temple Includes "Dark Stars In The Dazzling Sky (aka Dark Star Blues), Pink Lady Lemonade, La Le Lo and improv track. This is the tour cd of US & Canadian tour 2008. Limited 1000 copies only.
7/16/2009 Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. Are We Experimental? CD $15.99 Prophase "Japan's Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO return from the cosmos with this brand new album, "Are We Experimental?" The world's premier psychedelic warriors have blasted out an album that distills their weird world into 11 tracks of sonic mayhem. Hawkwind style guitar overload meets ethnic folk music from around the globe as a UFO crashes in the midst of it all. "Are We Experimental?" (a la Jimi Hendrix) is one of the easiest AMT albums for a new fan to digest. All of the songs clock in under 8 minutes (this, from a band known for 30+ minute jams!) and feature all of the realms of sound AMT utilize regularly as well as new influences and techniques for the old heads. Prog rock meets Sun Ra style freedom mixed in with space noises and absolutely leveling guitar riffs. Plus a whole bunch of submerged weirdness and "acid folk" that can only come from Acid Mothers Temple. God and Hair, indeed!" Recommended!
5/24/2014 Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. Astrorgasm from the Inner Space double LP $30.99 Important "Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.'s new album Astrorgasm from the Inner Space features their original vocalist Cotton Casino. Available on CD and deluxe double LP. As usual, AMT delivers to Important their most scorching tracks. They've included, appropriately, since Important is set to issue Grayfolded on triple vinyl, a brand new re-recording of "Dark Star Blues" with Cotton Casino. On Astrorgasm from the Inner Space, Acid Mothers Temple look towards their source (the band turns 19 this year) while also evolving towards their next stage."

Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. Born To Be Wild In The USA 2000 LP $18.99
"This seems to be a live LP recorded during their tour of 2000 but it looks like one of those classic dubious live records from the seventies in the vein of the Pink Floyd, Emerson, Lake and Palmer or Kiss. Photo copied image on plain white sleeve with black labels. Apparently there were 1000 pressed. Not much more to be said." Tracks include Acid Tokion 2000, La Novia, Pink Lady Lemonade & Speed Guru. This is a one time pressing with no chance of reissue. Highly recommended so grab a copy now before they are gone!
3/2/2013 Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. Cometary Orbital Drive to 2199 double LP $29.99 Nod & Smile "Acid Mothers Temple revisit some of their older sounds for this new album, their first on Nod and Smile Records, a double LP in a gatefold sleeve limited to 500 copies. 'Cometary Orbital Drive to 2199' contains 3 new versions of the AMT live staple, each taking the song to new stretches of space, including as close as AMT ever got to dance/trance music!"
6/19/2007 Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. Crystal Rainbow Pyramid Under the Stars CD $13.99 Important Records "Brand new full length album from the Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO featuring their recent addition, female vocalist Kitagawa Hao. Recorded over a period of four months at The Acid Mothers Temple this is a very clean sounding and polished AMT. Frontman Kawabata Makoto admitted, only half joking, that this has the 'cleanest sound in AMT history!' More controlled than many of their speaker destroying fuzz blasted speed guru jams, Crystal Rainbow Pyramid is focused on mystic ambient passages leading into Kawabata's head-heavy echo-riffs. Crystal Rainbow Pyramid is clearly one of the new classic AMT recordings. Prepare to have your mind blown slowly with evolving heavyweight jams and climactic peaks of exquisite ecstasy."
6/3/2009 Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. Dark Side of the Black Moon: What Planet Are We On? CD $12.99 Important "Brand new full-length recording from Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. Proggy psych sounds mix Pink Floyd with fuzzy wah guitars and cosmic sounds. Focused riffing, super fidelity recording, and packaging designed by Seldon Hunt." Double vinyl issue coming later.
10/21/2002 Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. Electric Heavyland CD $14.99 Alien8 Recordings "Electric Heavy Land is one of the most over top releases to come out of the Temple so far, and is perhaps Kawabata Makoto's heaviest groove-oriented material since the classic Mainliner debut Mellow Out. The recording is made of three tracks that at times will have listeners reminiscing over the likes of early Mudhoney and Monster Magnet's ‘Spine of God’-era sound. It's the one of the catchiest records from the incredibly prolific psych unit in recent times and can be best compared to the heavier tracks on Absolutely Freak Out Zap Your Mind the bordering-on-metal sound the band often seems to take on in live situations."

Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. Grateful Head 7" $19.99 Wabana "7" made for 2001 US tour. Limited to only 500 copies and features two exclusive tracks, 'Grateful Head' & 'Whopping Wild Freaks.' It's pressed on yellow-ish vinyl, and there are several slight variations in the vinyl color between various copies." Great record!
1/15/2015 Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. Have You Seen The Other Side Of The Sky? double LP $33.99 Nod and Smile Classic Acid Mothers Temple first time on vinyl! First time on vinyl for this Acid Mothers classic from 2006! Featuring the core group along with reed player Ono Ryoko and vocalist Nao, this one mixes psychedelic overload freakout with pastoral acoustic drone glossed with a jazz/jam sensibility. Double LP on red vinyl in a hand numbered edition of 500.
1/5/2013 Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. IAO Chant from the Melting Paraiso Underground Freak Out LP $24.99 Riot Season "Acid Mothers Temple return with an expanded Melting Paraiso U.F.O. line-up, featuring the added guitar skills of Japan underground legend and new full-time member Tabata Mitsuru (Boredoms, Zeni Gava, Leningrad Blues Machine, etc.). IAO Chant from the Melting Paraiso Underground Freak Out finds the band revisiting the past and once again taking Gong's infamous "Om Riff/Master Builder" to soaring new heights. This is a completely new studio version recorded in a new Japan, one that's still coming to terms with recent catastrophic events. Split into two almost equal parts, "OM Riff from the Melting Paraiso U.F.O. Parts 1 & 2," this is the sound of a reinvigorated AMT playing some of their most up-tempo and groove-based music for some time. The laidback nature of acclaimed previous album The Ripper at the Heaven's Gates of Dark (REPOSE 030CD) opus is put firmly aside in favor of some heads-down riff-heavy freakouts. Taking the original classic "OM Riff" as its backbone, stretching it out to new highs and taking on an almost Krautrock sense of repetition and sonic attack. This is definitely more akin to the much-loved AMT live sound, and should appeal not only to long-time converts but pot-headed pixies and new kids rediscovering what guitar-based music is all about too. Limited to 500 copies worldwide. On red/blue-swirl colored vinyl."

Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. In C CD $24.99 Squealer "Originally released on LP by the Eclipse label, In C is the latest inspirational work by the Japanese avant- psychedelic collective the Acid Mothers Temple. This CD reissue includes all of the music featured on the original Eclipse LP, including the title track, a reinterpretation of minimalist composer Terry Riley's monumental composition from 1964, and ‘In E’, which the band performed frequently during their 2001 US and UK tours. The CD version of the album also includes the 19 minute bonus track ‘In D’."
2/16/2002 Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. In C / In E LP $24.99 Eclipse This LP features two side long tracks. In C is a cosmic krautrock version of the Terry Riley composition and In E is a heavyweight freakout jam! In E was performed every night on the Acid Mothers Temple US tour in September 2001. Features Kawabata Makoto (electric guitars, violin, zuruna, synthesizer), Tsuyama Atsushi (monster bass), Higashi Hiroshi (electric guitar, synthesizer), Cotton Casino (voice), Ichiraku Yoshimitsu (drums), and Terukina Noriko (vibraphone, glockenspiel). Second edition of 1000 copies pressed on 180 gram vinyl and housed in a full color gatefold sleeve. This second edition has superior gatefold jackets than the original pressing.
6/25/2013 Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. In Search of the Lost Divine Arc double LP $25.99 Important Deluxe double LP pressed in an edition of 1000 copies, housed in a gatefold sleeve.
12/23/2003 Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. Last Concert in Tokyo CD $14.99 Acid Mothers Temple Recorded live at Mandala2 in Tokyo on February 15, 1999, "this gig was also Tsuyama Atsushi's first with AMT after officially joining the group, and it took place about a month before the release of 'Pataphisical Freak Out MU!!'. In spite of the fact that this was our third gig in Tokyo, less than thirty people showed up at the venue. AMT has not played in Tokyo since and understandably they have little intention of doing so in the future. AMT's line-up at this period in the group's life has long been whispered of amongst the cognoscenti as the best ever. For various reasons Koizumi stopped playing live in autumn 2000, but this line-up is still frequently reconvened for AMT recording sessions. This year (2003) Koizumi has finally been persuaded to return to playing live, and so once AMT returns to full-scale live activities next year (2004) it will be at max strength once more." Lineup for this recording was: Cotton Casino (voice, synthesizer), Tsuyama Atsushi (monster bass), Higashi Hiroshi (synthesizer, guitar), Koizumi Hajime (drums), & Kawabata Makoto (guitar). The four songs on this cd are: Astro 69, Golden Bat Blues Dead, Satori LSD 1999, and Speed Guru. Limited edition of 1000 copies. Highly recommended!
11/2/2002 Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. Live In Japan CD $14.99 Acid Mothers Temple An Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. live album entitled 'Live in Japan' has released on the AMT label. The album was recorded last December on digital 16 track, and features the twin-drum line-up of Koizumi Hajime and Ichiraku Yoshimitsu. This is the document of Acid Mothers Explosion 2001!!!!
Tracks included are: cosmic introduction ~ untitled space (08:25), In E (13:06), La Novia ~ Speed Guru (41:40)
Acid Mothers Temple at this live recording : Cotton Casino (vocal, synthesizer, beer & cigarette),
Tsuyama Atsushi (monster bass, vocal, cosmic joker), Higashi Hiroshi (guitar, synthesizer, vocal, Dancin' king), Ichiraku Yoshimitsu (drums {L} kendo master),
Koizumi Hajime (drums {R}, sleeping monk), Kawabata Makoto (guitar, speed guru).
Recorded live at Tokuzo (Nagoya) 9th Dec.2001.
Engineered by Usui Yasuhiro (Tokuzo), mixed by Kawabata Makoto. Art work by sachiko@ELF
2/4/2007 Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. Myth Of The Love Electrique CD $19.99 Riot Season "Myth Of The Love Electrique is the second Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. album released by Riot Season, following the relatively laid back Minstrel In The Galaxy in 2004. Musically sitting somewhere between their 1997 self-titled debut album and the classic 'out-there' double album Absolutely Freak Out (Zap Your Mind!!!), Myth Of The Love Electrique explores the many shades of the AMT sound, managing to be both wild and beautiful at the same time. From the 'in the red' guitar driven album opener 'The Man From Giacobinid Meteor Comet,' to some quieter acoustic passages during 'Five Dimensional Nightmare,' to the total meltdown felt halfway through the 20 minute 'Love Electrique,' Myth Of The Love Electrique fully explores the whole AMT sound for the first time in years. Live favourite 'Pink Lady Lemonade (May I Drink You Once Again?)', a staple of any AMT live show, is included here on an AMT album for the first time in its normal length, complete with added space whispers from new AMT girl Kitagawa Hao, who fills the now departed Cotton Casino's tiny shoes elegantly."
6/11/2006 Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. Power House of Holy CD $14.99 Acid Mothers Temple Limited edition 2006 US Tour CD featuring recordings from 2004. 'Dark Stars in the Dazzling Sky (aka Dark Star Blues) was recorded at Spaceland on June 6, 2004 - a great show I was there for. And the other track is Pink Lady Lemonade recorded in Gloucester on October 30, 2004 - another killer version of this song. For these recordings, AMT was: Tsuyama Atsushi (monster bass, vocal, cosmic joker), Higashi Hiroshi (synthesizer, guitar, chorus, dancin' king), Koizume Hajime (drums, sleeping monk), and Kawabata Makoto (guitar, chorus, speed guru).
4/30/2008 Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. Recurring Dream and Apocalypse Of Darkness CD $14.99 Important "Recurring Dream And Apocalypse Of Darkness is by far the heaviest Acid Mothers Temple record yet. So heavy, in fact, that Kawabata Makoto jokingly said 'the album is really heavy, maybe a bit like Sunn O))). hahahaha.'"
7/16/2006 Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. The Day Before the Sky Fell In CD $12.99 Galactic Zoo Disk / Eclipse 47 minute performance recorded at Reckless Records in Chicago on September 10, 2001. Features the 'classic' lineup of Cotton Casino (synth), Tsuyama Atsushi (bass, voice, acoustic guitar), Hiroshi Higashi (synth, electric guitar), Ichiraku Yoshimitsu (drums), and Kawabata Makoto (electric guitar) playing 2 long tracks: Space Age Ballad / La Novia (including In E) and La Novia - Speed Guru. Excellent performance / recording - limited edition of 1000 copies. Also features the artwork of Plastic Crimewave. "The sold out LP "The Day Before the Sky Fell in" released a few years back by GZDisk/Eclipse is at last on CD! Recorded the day before the cataclysm at a Reckless records in-store in Chicago, this finds another side of the Mothers, as they lay down a spacious acoustic bed before taking off into the stratosphere, with Tsuyama blissfully strumming a Martin for perhaps the most cosmic and dynamic version of "La Novia" ever. Even Makoto was caught off guard by the uniqueness of this performance, and believe you me, the walls shook and records tumbled down before the show was done. Cleaned up from the original master by Makoto, this also features all new kraut-indebted artwork by Plastic Crimewave, and the actual credits not allowed on the original bootleg-type release.............."
1/1/2009 Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. / Nishinihon We Are Here - UK Tour Single October 2001 7" $19.99 Resonant / Static Caravan Limited edition of 500 copies on colored vinyl. AMT's 'My Guitar Wants To Kiss Your Mama' was recorded in July 2001 by Cotton Casino, Tsuyama Atsushi, Higashi Hiroshi, Koizume Hajime, Kawabata Makoto. Nishinihon's 'Super Station: The Hell In A Cell Version' features Kawabata (guitar), Tsuyama (vocal, bass), and Ichiraku Yoshimitsu (drums) recorded live in Nagoya on Valentine's Day 2001. Killer!!
11/10/2003 Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO The Day Before the Sky Fell In America 9/10/01 LP $17.99 Galactic Zoo Disk / Eclipse "By now Japan's notorious freak-rockers need no introduction - they've conquered the world with relentless touring, an endless number of releases, and countless side-projects. Ther's even quite a few live recordings at this point, but I will insist that this is unique. The in-store at Reckless (yes, the day before the cataclysm) was simply magical with perhaps the greatest dynamics I've yet witnessed (and I've seen over a dozen AMT shows) with pin-drop quiet acoustic passages to wall-shaking bombast." - Steve Krakow. This is a one time pressing of 1000 copies.
4/24/2006 Acid Mothers Temple & The Pink Ladies Blues featuring the Sun Love and the Heavy Metal Thunder untitled CD $17.99 Fractal "WARNING : Acid Mothers Temple & The Pink Ladies Blues is a different group than the well-knows Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO and Acid Mothers Temple & The Cosmic Inferno. This new japanese band was created in April 2005 by Magic Aum Gigi (ex-Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO). His main works with the "Melting Paraiso UFO" can be found on the album "AbsolutelyFreak-Out" (2001), the compialtion "Do whatever you want, don't do whatever you don't want !!" (2002), and has released his own solo album "MMMM - My Metal Machine Music" (2004). Acid Mothers Temple & The Pink Ladies Blues is an underground punk blues trio composed by two guitarists(Tsuchy, Magic Aum Gigi) with one drum (Mai Mai). Their first album : "Acid Mothers Temple & The Pink Ladies Blues featuring the Sun Love and the Heavy Metal Thunder" is a deep raw trip and a wild transgression of the mother nature filtred by the occult powers ! This love potion is made by thunder guitars, power drums, plus various electronics and acoustics sounds, and vocals. If reviewers have often compared the sound of Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO closed to Amon Düül 2, so, Acid Mothers Temple & The Pink Ladies Blues sounds close to Amon Düül 1. A surprising and an impressive first recording in this beginning of new century that you should hear to believe it!" Recommended!
3/26/2006 Acid Mothers Temple & The Pink Ladies Blues featuring the Sun Love and the Heavy Metal Thunder untitled double LP $38.99 Fractal "WARNING : Acid Mothers Temple & The Pink Ladies Blues is a different group than the well-knows Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO and Acid Mothers Temple & The Cosmic Inferno. This new japanese band was created in April 2005 by Magic Aum Gigi (ex-Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO). His main works with the "Melting Paraiso UFO" can be found on the album "AbsolutelyFreak-Out" (2001), the compialtion "Do whatever you want, don't do whatever you don't want !!" (2002), and has released his own solo album "MMMM - My Metal Machine Music" (2004). Acid Mothers Temple & The Pink Ladies Blues is an underground punk blues trio composed by two guitarists(Tsuchy, Magic Aum Gigi) with one drum (Mai Mai). Their first album : "Acid Mothers Temple & The Pink Ladies Blues featuring the Sun Love and the Heavy Metal Thunder" is a deep raw trip and a wild transgression of the mother nature filtred by the occult powers ! This love potion is made by thunder guitars, power drums, plus various electronics and acoustics sounds, and vocals. If reviewers have often compared the sound of Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO closed to Amon Düül 2, so, Acid Mothers Temple & The Pink Ladies Blues sounds close to Amon Düül 1. A surprising and an impressive first recording in this beginning of new century that you should hear to believe it! Limited edition of only 300 copies - recommended!
12/2/2008 Acid Mothers Temple & Yamamoto Seiichi Giant Psychedelia double CD $18.99 Acid Mothers Temple Live recording from AMT Festival vol. 6 on December 8, 2007. This is dbl CD set with 6 panel card board jacket limited to 1000 copies. Recorded on digital 16 track multi recording system. Features: Yamamoto Seiichi : guitar, voice (Boredoms, Omoide Hatoba, Rovo, etc) -- Tsuyama Atsushi : bass, voice (Omoide Hatoba, AMT & TMP U.F.O., AMT SWR, etc) -- Shimura Koji : drums (AMT & TMP U.F.O., AMT & TCI, Miminokoto, ex.High Rise, ex.Mainliner, ex.Nagisa Nite, ex.White Heaven, etc) -- Higashi Hiroshi : synthesizer (AMT & TMP U.F.O., AMT & TCI, Galax, Cosmic Dew) -- Tabata Mitsuru : freak out, voice (AMT & TCI, Zeni Geva, ex,Boredoms, Leningrad Blues Machine, etc) -- Kawabata Makoto : guitar (AMT & TMP U.F.O., AMT & TCI, AMT SWR, Gong, ex.Mainliner, etc) with Kuriyama Jun : voice (Jiyujigen, ex.Ox)
1/31/2015 Acid Mothers Temple et Rosina de Peira Live in Tolosa double LP $28.99 Bam Balam "One of the greatest Japanese psychedelic band meet Rosina de Peira, one of the greatest Occitan traditional music singer. It's the live recording of the show in Toulouse 2012."
Teaser here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHGBnWyBLkM
11/21/2009 Acid Mothers Temple with Ichiraku Yoshimitsu Acid Mothers Temple Festival Vol.7 CD $14.99 Acid Mothers Temple "Ichiraku Yoshimitsu, who drummed with Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. in 2001 (also he played on many AMT's albums, "In C", "New Geocentric World", "Absolutely Freak Out" and more...) and then went on to gain fame in the media-art world with his Doravideo project, is back once more with AMT! So, set the dials for magnitude 100 twin-drum churn! Get blown away all over again by this shocking live show, recorded in 16 track digital!!"
6/4/2010 Acoustic Family Creeps Acoustic Family Creeps one-sided LP $15.99 Acoustic Family Creeps "One sided, bootleg-style twelve inch that may very well be Brookylns own Woods, caught live in Europe. No listed record label, no B-side, no repress. Weve seen these for sale at Woods shows so they may be legit, although the world is ripe with mystery. Very limited."
7/30/2010 Acre A Shield Of Air / Born Of Light 7" $5.99 Eolian Records 2 song 7inch pressed on white vinyl. Ultra minimalist hand screened yellow and white jackets. "A shield of air / Born of light" is a direct challenge to the limitations and concept of a drone "single", as the music Acre creates normally takes time and space to unfold. Acre extends his pallet of sounds to push the listener head on in the midst of his signature daze out Phil Niblock / Spacemen 3 seances. "Side A's "A Shield Of Air" is a moonbus ride to the Clavius crater. Slap on the phones, close your eyes and you can almost see the Monolith slowly spinning beside you. Flip over to side B and imagine yourself a .300 Winchester Magnum bullet being fired in slow motion into the heart of an iceberg." -plague haus
10/21/2009 Acre Isolationist CD $11.99 Isounderscore "After years of painfully limited cassette and CD-R releases, Aaron Davis has created his most definitive and ambitious work as ACRE to date. "Isolationist" is the first official full-length from one of Portland's most enigmatic and respected figures of the Northwest's fervent experimental music underground. The album features a new track recorded during the Summer of 2009, exhibiting the slow yet subtle and highly-detailed electronic undulations that has largely characterized Davis' work as ACRE. Alongside this new piece are two completely remastered tracks from the original "Painless" CD-R released on the Students of Decay label in a criminally limited edition of 75 copies in 2008. A record which unequivocally celebrates Davis' years of painstaking effort mastering the minimalism of room crushing frequencies, this album represents the most essential and first widely available ACRE release. Recorded by Aaron Davis in Portland, Oregon, Mastered by Thomas Dimuzio at Gench Studios in August 2009. Graphic design and artwork by Brandon Nickell. Printed on spot-varnish fluroescent orange matte jackets; limited edition of 500 copies on compact disc."
4/3/2010 Acre Selected Demos cassette $5.99 Wiseblood Media "This Acre tape is the first installment of a year long series on Wiseblood media. All of the sounds on this tape were created using minidisk loops of eq feedback that were mixed and reprocessed with various tremolo, flange, and gate effects. Utilizing techniques inspired by the work of Norman McLaren,Steve Reich, and David Tudor. In an edition of 100 chrome tapes in hand carved linoleum printed packages."

Aesthetics, The Off CD $11.99 Mental Telemetry "New Zealand's resident noise-merchant Matt Middleton and his 'rock' assembly The Aesthetics, bring us the aptly titled Off. As the follow-up to The Aesthetics earth-ringing 1999 Ecstatic Peace LP 'My Right to Riches', Off plays somewhat like a 'My Right to Riches Part II', though this one as Mr. Middleton fondly puts it, is notably 'more psycho'. Think LaMonte Young hosting a NYC brown-out party with both The Velvet Underground (White Light/White Heat era) and Chrome playing (simultaneously) as the house band. Yeh, it's that good. Metal Machine Music meets Metal Machine Operator."
9/16/2007 Aethr Myth'd The Eight CDR $12.99 Spirit of Orr "A new collection of material culled from recordings made in 2004 through 2007, mostly at the Blueberry Studio space in Brattleboro VT. Aethr Myth'd members and some local guests in a sprawling unformed free process. This disc was made to be available on the band's recent east coast usa 'tour', limited to 200 hand assembled copies. Next planned shows will be at various random stops in Europe."
5/16/2011 Af Ursin Aika LP $24.99 La Scie Dorée "Aika by Af Ursin (the moniker that enshrouds musical maverick Timo Van Luijk) completely took me by surprise, blind-sighted me and filled my juvenile musical eagerness with hope beyond belief. Finally a record that had originality, addictive tonal colorizations and above all a sound that resembled no other. Right from its first crackly loops, "Aika" casted a spell on me and sucked me into an abyss filled with cinematographic visions, ritualistic mood swings and sacred pulsating vibrations. Built up out of an intuitive approach and injected with a crackling dusty approach to the overall sound, the minimal slowly building animated strive adds to the enhancement of the music and gives it already skeletal nature undercurrents of depth that keep on sucking you in. Bestowed with occasional haunting echoes of winter-beating polar plains, Af Ursin's musical wonderland is deceptively casual yet intense in its feeling and meticulous in its musical detail and its lyrical economy. It offers an austere intimacy, which jacks in directly and gives access to the artist's pulsing brain. And although the music seems to be superficially drenched in a dilapidated past, it is nevertheless the most viperous statement of how sounds should be commenting on this very moment. This is without a doubt the best disc to seep out of 2008. Mark my words, this one will skyrocket in the months to come once some daring and adventurous minds will unlock its sonic mysteries and start howling at the moon." - Tiliqua Records. Repressed - 2nd edition of 200 copies housed in jackets with off set printing.
9/30/2005 Afrirampo Kore Ga Mayaku Da CD $16.99 Tzadik "Another exciting unit out of the infamous Osaka underground rock scene. Close friends with the Boredoms and Acid Mother's Temple, Afrirampo is a bizarre duo of two twenty year-old girls who sing and play guitar and drums like no one else. Scantily clad in outrageous costumes, alternately kicking, screaming and caressing their instruments with an animalistic passion, this extreme and original band is the natural inheritor of the Boredoms legacy. Eleven songs about love, sex and death. This is poison."
6/24/2012 Afterlife Celestial Habitat LP $14.99 Hooker Vision Celestial Habitat was recorded late 2011 in Brooklyn, NY with synths, electronics and tape Mastered for vinyl for Lawrence English at 158, January 2012 Artwork and design by Grant Evans, February 2012. "Afterlife is Ryan McGill (Cliffsides) and Franklin Teagle (Cenote Glow), two Georgia natives currently residing in New York. They've put out some amazing tapes over the years but on this, their debut vinyl, they left no crevice of their past oeuvre unexplored while continuing to press onward and upward. Field recordings and percolating electronics merge into a rich tapestry of crystal clear transcendence, hitting you straight in the third eye. This is a portrait of two artists at the top of their game. While there's certainly no shortage of synth jammers out there, these guys are operating in a world of their own and this album is a stunning testament to that fact." Edition of 300 copies.

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4/4/2011 Afterlife Hypnautic Rinse c30 cassette $5.99 Stunned "Yes, the blood-brain barrier has been penetrated. Relax. It's the Afterlife kicking in. Though familiar to many of us, this particular strain produced by the Teagle/McGill duo is a most potent dose. Patiently drawing us far from the shoreline for its first few minutes, soon we are enveloped in a powerful scalar field where beautiful synth alchemy is being conducted. Everything is jettisoned except for the most medicinal bits, concentrated here in this essential half-hour of analog bliss. Limited edition of 111 pro-dubbed & imprinted c30 tapes w/ double-sided color card."
4/21/2008 Afternoon Penis I Want You to Write cassette $8.99 Bread and Animals "Nate from MOUTHUS / RELIGIOUS KNIVES. this cassette is a two sided scenario. side a is the seeker, about to discover a new path. side b is the thinker, about to interact with new information. this is the smoked out entity of an encounter...."
2/11/2006 Afternoon Penis In The Evening cassette $9.99 Heavy Tapes "Nate Nelson is the Afternoon Penis and "In The Evening" is his solo debut. Nate also pounds in Mouthus, White Rock, and Religious Knives, and brings a truly homemade vision that has managed to sustain several haircuts. Don't ask us to explain that. A truly "in-house" affair, with mysterious false start B-side and classic REAL REAL REAL zone -- grunts, unts, stunts, pounds, drounds and blown out sounds."
10/16/2003 Agape Gospel Hard Rock CD $15.99 Agape Communications This is a cd reissue of the first Agape LP from 1971 (original LP’s go for about $150 nowadays). Not too freaked out musically, this is hard rock / bluesy with some psychedelic guitar work. These guys were at the forefront of the Jesus Movement – dubbed Jesus freaks – ‘once high on acid, the Jesus freaks are now high on Jesus.’ “Their debut, recorded at Abbey Sound in Hollywood, is a heavy blues psych cooker with a chunky Blue Cheer sound. Very preachy lyrics and subliminal bible verses!”
10/16/2003 Agape Gospel Hard Rock LP $29.99
"Jesus rock at its crustiest’ wrote Paul Baker in his book Contemporary Christian Music describing California's hard-rocking Agape. Hendrix fans should take note here as the style is very similar, from the music right down to Fred Caban's vocals. Mostly blues rock - the high-quality turn-of-the-decade FM radio kind. Not just a three-chord bash - these songs have mood and texture to them. You'll find quiet understated passages here as well as the hard-driving guitar solos. Atmosphere, too, as on the eerie 'Rejoice' which narrates tribulation prophesies against a panoply of guitar-induced missiles, earthquakes, and whatnot. Slow blues rockers ala Clapton ('Choose' and 'Blind') and fast ones ('Happy'). 'Freedom' is a psych number, featuring layers of effect-laden guitars darting in and out like hornets over a constant throbbing two-note bass beat, marching snare drums, and Fred singing a hymn in a different key. Weird! Cover is an abstract image of the face of Christ - reportedly a photograph of a natural image of melting snow against a black background." This is a reissue - not an original LP.
10/16/2003 Agape The Problem Is Sin: Live & Unreleased CD $13.99 Hidden Vision Nine track release with 4 of the tracks recorded live and previously only available on 8-track tape! Needless to say this is a very rare release and it also includes 5 unreleased tracks.
10/16/2003 Agape Victims of Tradition CD $15.99 Agape Communications "Agape's second album is a very different but equally good work. More complex in the song structure than Gospel Hard Rock More of a progressive feel with keyboards playing a bigger role, delving into jazz fusion on several songs. 'Wouldn't It Be A Drag' is my favorite here: a lengthy 7-minute outing including a 2-minute drum solo, as well as bass, guitar, and electric piano solos before culminating in cacophonous bursts of noise. 'The King Is Christ' is a beautiful predominantly acoustic piece - almost sounds like the guitar solo was recorded backwards. As with Gospel Hard Rock this is lyrically very evangelistic. Not just God-loves-you slogans - these guys present the gospel. Much rarer than their debut and thus selling for mucho dinero these days. Classic cover photo of the band playing their instruments in a graveyard. Not many lps around that sound this unique, creative, and on fire. Classic rock indeed."
11/21/2009 Age of Wire and String Música de ir ao o cu c23 cassette $4.99 Anathema Sound "Headquartered in Newcastle, England, this worldly trio is the meeting of three tremendously-accomplished musical minds. Featuring Peter Nicholson on cello, Neil Davidson on guitar, and Jamie Allen (whose circuitMusic we released in 2008) on electronics, Música de ir ao o cu puts forth two masterful slabs of improvisation. Subtlety is the name of the game, with each piece constantly teetering on edge. Still, each player finds perfect moments to go shine through as hacksawed strings, motorik rhythms, and cyborg voices erupt into expertly calculated chaos. The end result is a work that’s utterly freeing, soulful, and downright exhilarating to behold. With full color artwork, inserts, and labels by Matt Yacoub. Edition of 60."
8/1/2014 Agencement Viosphere + selected works 1984-1991 CD $25.99 Art Into Life "But don't imagine any rigid structure. Fixed points are constantly forced into motion, and the provision of any explicit three dimensional model is avoided entirely. Again we are shown that the priority of music is that it represents a structure that cannot be reduced to the visual or linguistic." (1991 review in 'Bijutsu Techo' art magazine). Hideaki Shimada who started making art and improvised violin experiments in the late 1970s in Kanazawa. As a continuation of some of these ideas, he started adding tapes, which led to the creation of the Agencement electronic project in 1985. Two LPs were released under that name, then his first CD "Viosphere" in 1991. Art into Life is now reissuing this album, plus three previously unissued tracks from the same period, under the title "Viosphere +". Of particular interest is the previously unreleased 1988 studio session with Hironari Iwata - from Toukaseibunshi from the same 80s experimental scene. It's a heavily avant-garde performance for guitar, amplifier and autoharp. Comes in a box with a 12 page booklet of performance photographs from the period and several 2012 visual works. Limited edition of 200."
1. Previosphere
2. Penta 2(Hironari Iwata, electric guitar / Hideaki Shimada,amplified autoharp.)
3. Viosphere Part 1
4. Viosphere Part 2
5. Sbub Stroke
7/16/2006 Agents At Midnight Agents At Midnight CD $9.99 Fargone Records "The full-length debut of noise-jazz duo Agents At Midnight, and a real pro-pressed CD in an edition of 500 copies, the first on Fargone! Meticulously constructed from hours and hours of recording sessions, this album is a distillation of all the many sounds and styles explored by this duo. Rumbling bassy drones, unflinchingly ear-piercing examinations of feedback tones, dizzyingly fast sample-based pieces, musique concrete-inspired collage. And on all of it, sax and electronics flow subtly into one another, bleeding over until the authorship of sounds is often uncertain. Agents At Midnight inhabits a weird hybrid territory somewhere between abstract modern improv, harsh noise, and free jazz, sometimes blending these styles, sometimes veering between them. Limited to 500 pro-pressed CDs."
1/14/2014 Agents Of Misfortune Agents Of Misfortune one-sided LP $16.99
"LEGIT> VT nails it. Staggering out of nowhere LP with classy paste-on sleeves in a hand-numbered edition of 300 copies that documents a live blat from this legendary short-lived proto-metal/thug/avant psych group led by Cliff Burton, the soon to be Metallica bassist who played on Ride The Lightning/Master Of Puppets et al before being killed in a bus crash in 1986. Never before released, this is the legendary Hayward Area Recreation Department's 1981 Battle Of The Bands appearance, where Burton led this crude power trio into areas of avant/psych excess that the label describes as "Haino '78 jamming live in a gym hall". It truly has to be heard to be believed, starting out with precision nod-out riffs and batteries of machine gun drums before the bass and guitar just melt in a-formal F/X damaged heaven, tearing through form and fidelity with alla the six string excess of Heather Leigh's Me-Ba (which parts of it sound uncannily like), Masayuki Takayanagi's Call In Question or, yeah, Fushitsusha at their most ludicrously power trio. Seriously, this is one of the ear-popping revelations of the years, a side of guitar playing so wild it comes over like Billy TK's intro to The Human Instinct's Stoned Guitar extrapolated at length by a bunch teenage metal nuts on serious acid. Just walls of spirit-carved feedback joys and the celebratory sound of electricity maxing out into pure synaesthetic euphorics. Been playing this one non-stop, back-to-back at VT all this week and it is a goddamn revelation. File next to Lulu as they only two Metallica satellites that ever mattered. Beyond metal, beyond psych, totally drooling electric guitar excess. Very highly recommended but won't be around long!" - Little Big Chief Records

Agnosia 20.09.02 3" CDR $6.99 267 Lattajjaa Drunken 15-minute noise gig, recorded live at Forum Box, La-Bas festival 20.9.2002. "it says 'featuring more or less unintentional drunken pyrotechnics and some persons missing': befuzzed electronic mishaps, records at the wrong speed type shenanigans and extreme drunken ranting - scary!" Boa Melody Bar. "Agnosia's debut cdr Ignorance Is Your Religion from 2001 was an excellent noise album, but unfortunately the band hasn't been able to reach the same level later on, and this disc is no exception to that. This is a recording of a live show (surprise!). It's one 15-minute track and I'm not sure if it's the whole show or just an excerpt of it. Not that it matters much since this is crap. There's records being played at wrong speed, drum machine and keyboards with distortion, a drunken guy shouting and some noise bursts. You could make this kind of material sound crazy in a good insane way, but here it's just stupid, irritating and useless." Pekka PT, Dilettante's Digest
6/17/2004 Agnosia The Six Plus One Cardinals (Live From the Lost Continent) CDR $8.99 Hammasratas "More 'rising talents' of Finnish experimental field. Agnosia cdr is great mixture of rhythms, experimental manipulations and drones. 7 tracks and 55 minutes of totally entertaining sound art. Great b/w cover art."
10/17/2009 Agnus Dei Paternostertitle CD $14.99 Musik Atlach "Funeral dark drone project by Naomi Hoca which plays sound to dedicate to the dead based on old sacred songs and religion music. She dedicated mass at church and devoted herself to religion ancient music of the Renaissance deeply in the Middle Ages of West Europe. She is affected by the works of mysticism artists and she tries expression of the new religion music that went over the east and west from Christian faith and the point of view of the pagan. Her sound consists of drone, quotation, sacred song and her vocalization, condolence to a victim forgotten by war is dedicated to the sound."
4/24/2006 Aineettomaksi Temperamentin Narsk CDR $9.99 267 Lattajjaa Improvised guitar & drums racket. "freeform tumbling-down-a-staricase splurges of guitar and drums" - Boa Melody Bar
4/4/2011 Air Sign Our Galactic Covered Wagons to the Stars c38 cassette $5.99 Stunned "When reminiscing on the unsung champions of Los Angeles' underground arts community (and trust us - there are many), one of the figures that most consistently springs to our mind is Justin McInteer. Founder of the seminal Echo Curio performance space, accomplished visual artist & gallery installation wiz, urban gardening expert, and heart-wrenching bard of the harmonium: this is a mere sample of the many roles the guy slips into with equal ease. His debut here under the Air Sign name is a relatively new endeavor in McInteer's extensive home recording lineage, as he turns to multiple keyboards, drum machines, and samples of nature and pop music ephemera. A thing of complexity springs forth as Air Sign's altered instrumentation helps him braid nostalgia, catharsis, and celebration into a single alluring strand. Limited edition of 111 pro-dubbed & imprinted c38 tapes w/ double sided jcard and insert."

Airport Crest95 CD $12.99 Celebrate/Psi/Phenomenon "Out of the 'long lost' box. Freshly edited 1995 recordings from the VERY wayward guitar/ electronics duo that eventually gave birth to Birchville Cat Motel. Beguiling atonal plonkery and profound multi-stringed shingle slides by two irrepressible young guns utterly oblivious to the fact that most people wanted to stone them to death with spare change. I can't believe we did this in public. Magnificent!"
1/24/2009 Ajilvsga Last of the White Buffalo cassette $5.99 Abandon Ship Records "Sometimes it's primitive and baked in the clay-infested dirt that sucks most of the life out of the dust bowl that is Western Oklahoma. Sometimes it's drenched in caustic rain in Green Country, out near the foothills of the Ozarks. But the obscured rhythms, the sludge, and the decaying bits of black magic wisdom that suckle the young ones dying on the vine? Fuck 'em. They never were of this world anyway." Edition of 100 copies.
4/22/2009 Ajilvsga Little Earth cassette $7.99 Peyote Tapes "Brighter, shinier, more blissed out - more stars lighting the sky. Named for the toughest Indian encampment in the world. B-side is the A-side in reverse. Think of it as the Earth spinning backwards - because it is. Totally cryptic Pawnee star gazer art." Edition of 100 copies on C20 Pro-dubbed and imprinted Chrome High Bias Type II Tapes
2/7/2009 Ajilvsga Three Heaps of Skulls cassette $5.99 Peasant Magik "With their third release for Peasant Magik, Ajilvsga push their sound even further. Huge slabs of densely layered scum continuously churn while Rose and Young summon shards of electricity from the high heavens." Edition of 100
4/10/2009 Ajilvsga White Crow cassette $7.99 Blackest Rainbow "The consistently mind numbing crushing noise project from Nathan Young and Brad Rose (The North Sea, Digitalis) tears apart this cassette release, a black swarm of god knows what tearing your mind apart. If you dug the North Sea cassette we released last year, you should def check this shit out. Limited to 100."
7/10/2008 Ajilvsga White Path / Red Path cassette $7.99 Peasant Magik "Two twenty minute side long tracks. easily their heaviest yet. Packaged with full color 4 panel j card and obi, dubbed on high bias chrome tapes. Limited to 100 hand numbered copies."
4/6/2015 Akbayam, Edip Edip Akbayam LP $18.99
A reissue of the 1974 first full album by one of the leading figures of '70s Turkish psychedelic rock, this collects 1972-74 singles tracks with dark melodies that descend forever in loose spirals, tunes from Sufi mystic poets, fuzz wah-wah guitars, keyboards, and funky drums. Original artwork, Euro import.
3/11/2012 Akke Phallus Duo Terroir / Pissoir CDR $11.99 Apollolaan "Akke Phallus Duo is the one-year-old configuration of Jon marshall (The Hunter Gracchus, Le Drapeau Noir, Singing Knives Records, Vampire Blues) and Ben Morris (Chora, Le Drapeau Noir). Since meeting in 2005, their sonic paths have crossed most notably in the octet Le Drapeau Noir. Apart from guesting in each other's mainstay projects they had yet to play as a duo. AP Started as a process of exchange and abandonment of authorship, they swapped recordings, the only rule being the recipient can do whatever the sound inspires in them to do. The gathering of material has taken them through many solo improvisations with broken instruments (subsequently deconstructed and reconstructed), on acousmatic poaching trips to Italy and Croatia, vocal/running/recording endurances through Peckham at night, and absurdly basking in the heat/sonic waves of an upturned US military tank in static motionŠ They have since communally honed a series of recorded compositions. Terroir pissoir is their first release...the first Phase." Edition of 100 copies on pro printed and produced cdr
5/16/2010 Al Qaeda Hundreds of Wives Only a Few are Dead c38 cassette $7.99 Bumtapes "Al Qaeda's shimmering digital pulses, floating guitar and manipulated ambient sounds drift the listener into a state of total sci-fi meditationŠ"
8/20/2011 Albino Groupie and The North Sea Albino Groupie and The North Sea c30 cassette $8.99 D'Artagnan "really excited to present this long coming mail collab between brad rose and myself. two side long tracks of dark thunderous synth compositions. a heavy expedition jelly green tapes w/ two-sided full-color j-card. edition of 40."
2/24/2002 Algarnas Tradgard Delayed CD $18.99 Silence "In a flash of brilliance, the Silence organization has decided to bestow upon us the completely unreleased (as in never heard, bootlegged, wept over, joints rolled on flimsy paste-on cover assembled commune- dwelling idealists, etc...) SECOND Älganras Trädgård LP, recorded 1973-74. Exact same lineup as witnessed on their epos Framtiden är ett svävande skepp, förankrat i forntiden (or The future is a hovering ship anchored in the past). None of that Embryo-Roman Bunka light jazz fusion led by the touring bassist / soundman shit, the real deal. And what a fantastic offering... despite a mildly dated sounding (bad synth) intro-statement, it slowly extends into meta-improvisations with distant guitars (very Karoli-esque in tone & repetition, God bless 'em), heavily effected organs, swirling strings, plenty of space, reaching an early peak-build admist the detritus floating through the 12-minute 'Interstellar Cruise'. Later, an eastern-themed campfire freakout (sitars, tablas, yod-chant) breaks out, then a bit of the mellow reverbed flute, later still a long vocal loop fade out over some well placed drones. One could say this record has a bit of everything. One would be correct. Astonishing that this has lain dormant in the vaults for so long. Essential."
12/29/2001 Algarnas Tradgard Framtiden är ett Svåavande Skepp, Förankrat i Forntiden CD $18.99 Silence "1995 reissue of this Silence album, originally issued in 1972. Älgarnas Trädgård's name translates as Garden Of the Elks and this debut album (their only studio recording until the newly unearthed Delayed) has always stood as one of the pinnacles of underground psychedelic rock - comparable to early Pink Floyd, Group 1850 and other world masters of space-out genius. The title translates as The Future is a Hovering Ship Anchored in the Past. The group employed an instrumental array made of: violins, rebec, cello, guitars, sitar, piano, zither, organ flutes, zinks, jew's harps, tablas, percussion, Moog-synthesizer & VC-3 Putney-synthesizer. Recorded at Studio Decibel in 1971, this CD reissue adds 2 bonus live tracks from 1972. From Dan Söderqvist's notes: 'We have known each other since 1968, when we met in our home neighbourhood Västra Frölunda, Gothenburg. We listened to everything; Perotinus heavenly choirs from the 13th century, Messien's heavy works for orchestra, Beefhearts Safe as Milk, with it´s surreal lyrics, King Crimson's endless string of chords, the beautiful acoustic Third Ear Band, Terry Riley's minimalism and above all the psychedelic music of early Pink Floyd. Sometimes we played our 'dägga- däng-music', crazy rythmical plays with acoustic guitars and hysterical giggles. Sometimes we just sat and listened to the sounds slowly disappearing into space... We listened to each other and played with tones. We did not call ourselves musicians, we created music out of feelings. We experimented with getting strange sounds out of our instruments, started to use amplifiers and played with echoes. We went so far we even drank tea with echoeffects...Jan Ternald had built a couple of tone generators, painted in a psychedelic way. We constantly expanded our possibilities to get new sounds, with organs, mouthharps and pedals...We got our hands on the first Moog modulesystem that just about had reached Sweden. We mixed middle age instruments such as zinks and rebecs, soundeffects, churchbells, fragments of both Bach and the Beatles and improvised our way through the first album."
3/2/2015 Älgarnas Trädgård Framtiden Är Ett Svävande Skepp, Förankrat I Forntiden double LP $45.99 Subliminal Sounds "Subliminal Sounds presents a vinyl reissue of Älgarnas Trädgård's 1972 debut album Framtiden Är Ett Svävande Skepp, Förankrat I Forntiden, a rare and totally flipped-out psychedelic underground space rock masterpiece from Sweden. The band name translates to "The Garden of the Elks" and the album title to "The Future Is a Hovering Ship, Anchored in the Past." A long, long time ago, long before our time, there was high-standing civilization on earth. It was then that the elks lived. In their garden was a huge generator of pink glass that radiated the four elements. It was a sort of primal force for everything that one might call God. These elks eventually learned to master the matter and then went into the astral transcendental plane. Since then nobody has seen them... This reissue is a facsimile deluxe re-release from the master tapes. Includes additional LP with previously unreleased recordings from the same time period. Features never before seen photos and liner notes by the band."
8/1/2014 Alien City Cathode Rays are on OVERLOAD LP $18.99
"Sui Generis: Not only the amazing duo from Argentina & "INFINITE JEST" but surely what we are ALL in the sound game for. Anyone with two east/west northern holes above your bone box nugg is on constant HUNT for THAT jam that has no pre/no post: A creeping isolated "sound being" adrift in a fontad sea in a lost forgotten world
. Too rare a task in this 20th Century Schizo reference recycled derivative genre-based underground? Hell yes- But they are around and well well look here: In your greasy mitts is a stone cold MONSTER of Sui Generis frightening proportions. The mysterious & elusive ALIEN CITY LP. Info on is nearly nonexistent - Seattle, "Dog Star" label- rumors of tapes: mental institutions: thats about it: But the year 79' adds some hints: froward Glam-ish moves, eeerr... "basement" prog- a smart arty trench coat/lip stick cosmic vibe: its all there but its the overall "sheen" is mixed with some of the sharpest hooks known to the no-budget private record outsider dreamer-type. A dateless cousin to the equally weird STRANGE "Souvenir Album" lp from around the same time/state?? Ever made a Kinko's (whoops FED EX) run @ midnight and theres a total loner weirdo copying homemade gnostic symbols in a unholy ferver? Heres' his LP: warts and all. "Alien City" nearly has a "Killing With Capitalism With Kindness" sense of song writing: water brain logged obsessive / anxious short vignettes stringed together to paint a picture of the mouths & neon green-gray blood pumping hearts via the "Olden Men." The Lp coms from a universe filled with busy rambling minds in cheap downtown makeup worried about how to "Keep Your Cool." Hard to really pinpoint where this beast crawled from: but it is as addictive as mainlining a Charleston Chew and will stick to your soul with equal chewing elastic permanence. The flow on side two "When Everything Is All Wrong" is about as perf as homemade noncommercial catchy brilliance on a $4 billingsgate budget progressive brilliance can get / this side of Yezda Urfa. Take away your notions of "psych" and "fuzz explosions' and "ego psych" as this is more like seeing a theatre play by a Todd Rungren obsessed zoner-loner on Halloween with nothing but mannequin heads as the audience. If you find the current crop of Aussie songsmith smart punx youth trying to write the next "Point That Thing Somewhere Else" as dull as the noise cassette your dentist told you to czech out: Bury yourself DEEP inside this claustrophobic world and just SEE the effect it will seep into the seams of your life. The maze Alien City will draw you into Borges style will be one tuff exit, but full of all sorts of outerworldy treasures filled with intimate shaky inexplainable wonders: AND at the the very least the Minotaur inside is a skinny glasses-type that could end up being more annoying than flesh-eating. SHOULD have liner notes by "The Killing" series and the previously mentioned David Foster Wallace... Forget the jingoism & not trying to exhort any player but :this is The STRANGEST date-night LP of 2014. MASTERPIECE THEATRE INDEED."
9/4/2004 Allen, Daevid Gentle Genie CD $14.99 Mister E “A previously unreleased collection of acoustic songs recorded by Gong mainman Daevid Allen between 1985 and 2000, and a companion to the Dreaming A Dream album. Twelve tracks of Allen's cosmic, acid-folk vibrations, completely remastered, and presented for your meditative pleasure. And such a pleasure it is.”
9/30/2008 Allen, Jamie circuitMusic cassette $5.99 Anathema Sound "Jamie Allen is a Canadian artist currently residing in the UK. With circuitMusic, he uses raw op amp components with minimal effects to experiment and revel in the sound of pure, electric signals. Allen's compositions are streamlined, yet remarkably varied with harsh walls of static, dense drones, and playful rhythms all vying for the listener's headspace. This piece has been performed at venues throughout North America including Tonic (NYC), Galapagos (NYC), Eyebeam (NYC), SAT (MTL), and the S.S. Marie Antoinette (WA). Be prepared to turn this one up extra loud and get lost in it. Full color artwork, glossy inserts, and labels by Matt Yacoub." Edition of 50 copies.
5/4/2011 Allett, Jack The Collapsing Middle CD $15.99 Blackest Rainbow "Debut full length vinyl release from Jack Allett, formerly known as Spoono, who previously had a CDR on Blackest Rainbow followed by a split LP with Cam Deas, and a 7" on The Great Pop Supplement. Jack also plays with Ben Knight (Helhesten) in the duo Towering Breaker. This debut waxer is a fine introduction to one of the UK's most interesting solo guitarists. Jack blends sublime finger picking with swirling drones and psychedelic static to create a sound that is very much his own. A must for fans of acoustic guitar music from the past few years, Jack could well be one of the most interesting players there is at the moment. CD edition house in a 4 panel moonpack."
10/6/2007 Almaden The Dream Continues in 1,000,000 Roads CDR $8.99 267 Lattajjaa "Michael Hilde is Almaden, he kindly sent a copy of his CD-R release on the Finnish label Lattajjaa. And also provided the longest title of any musical release that I'm aware of. A dozen mysteriously melancholic tracks in the snow. Some drone-based instrumentals, some fragile lo-fi song-like creations humming and overflowing with varying degrees of folk-based confessional insularity. Personal folk songs spun from acoustic guitar and trebly male vocal layered song/talk, stomping distortion and flutes. Late night possessions, deep depression, desperation, obsessive attachment, visions, hallucinations, spirit dances in the dark, and fleeting glimpses of bliss." George Parsons, Dream Magazine. The full title of this cdr is The Dream Continues in 1,000,000 Roads as the Journeyman Slumbers to be Awoken by the Berries of Air and Forest, a Dawn Pre-Imagined and so Owned in Footstep and Deed as Our Lovely Sojourner of Unabysmal Light Sojourns 4th into Willowy and Totally Purple Dawning, Day is Upon r Hero and the Golden Rd. of Infinitudinous Blessedhood

Alphane Moon The Echoing Groove CD $11.99 Camera Obscura "Alphane Moon is Dafydd of Our glassie Azoth and his partner Ruth making music that complements the howlingly great OgA stuff with something more structured. This beautifully wrought disc of shimmering rural psychedelia was originally released on various tape labels in a small run of circa 100."

Alphonse de Montfroyd + Nihil Est eXcellence Defect Analysts 3" CD $6.99 Nexsound Records “Defect Analysts split release presents here latest music efforts of alphonse de montfroyd and nihil est excellence. First half of release brings calm and composure, serial music (#2), and ancient japan music (#3) in terms of processed digital sound. Second half comes with persistent events and occasionally droning torrent of processed environmental sounds. Everything flows, everything changes.” 3” cd with full color printings on transparent/dull sleeves. From Ukraine.
7/30/2006 Altar of Flies As The Years Went On, That Dream Ended... CDR $11.99 Hästen & Korset "One of two excellent self-released solo (mostly) recordings from Mattias Gustafsson released on his own Hästen & Korset imprint. Artwork and layout by Mattias Frisk on two panel colour folder in vinyl case. Dark and scary ambient-like soundscapes, heavy outbursts of feedback, buried monstrous screams and really fucked up witch-like vocals, samplings... All over the place insanity. Bleak and disgusting music. 6 songs, 23 minutes. Highest Recommendations!"
7/30/2006 Altar of Flies How Many Times Can We Be Born Again? CDR $11.99 Hästen & Korset "Second of two excellent self-released solo recordings from Mattias Gustafsson released on his own Hästen & Korset imprint. Artwork and layout by Mattias Frisk on two panel colour folder in vinyl case. Dark and scary ambient-like soundscapes, heavy outbursts of feedback... All over the place insanity. Bleak and disgusting music. 4 songs, 24 minutes. Highest Recommendations!"
1/17/2010 Alter Dusk-Dawn LP $16.99 Wolverserpent "Debut release on PussyGutt's private imprint Wolvserpent - a solo work by Blake Green of PussyGutt -- limited to 300 hand-numbered copies in wraparound silkscreened sleeves. A seriously epic doom-pop masterwork here." "In the mist a bell is tolling and the crow sounds his dire warning. The funeral shroud adorns its lifeless bearer. Alter creeps like the fog of a thousand weeping brides, a serenade of gothic tragedy consumed by loss and battered by countless defeats. Alter, one half of the bleak doom ghosts Pussygutt, sings a lament of sorrow under a cold full moon. A mystical tale of dark, dreary sadness told by candlelight in the graveyard of centuries past. Succumb to despair and taste thy grief everlasting." -- Dave Adelson
5/10/2004 Althoff, Kai Fanal LP $20.99 Neu "First Solo-record by well-known artist and musican Kai Althoff (Cologne). Melancholic Synth-compositions reminiscent to early Schlammpeitziger and experimental, electronic music of the 70s (Conrad Schnitzler). Edited by Berlin-based Galerie Neu and limited to 500 copies."
5/6/2011 Alvarius B Baroque Primitiva CD/BOOK $17.99 Abduction "A much-needed CD issue of an LP, released this last February in microquantities. The dastardly minds behind this project, a first spurt from the reactivated Poon Village label, have collaborated on the new package as well. And it is a deluxe eye-swim through various forms of feminine beauty, its 32-page booklet displaying images that look as though they were found in a smoky catacomb carved into the hills of Charlestown. By my count, Baroque Primitiva is the sixth album by Alvarius B. and is, like its predecessors, a deep dive through mysterious waters. The 11 tracks here were recorded at various sessions over the course of several years and range from 'Humor Police' (a track imagining what Syd Barrett might have sounded like had he been a devotee of Rembetika) to a trippily Beatles-damaged version of 'You Only Live Twice' (the sole surviving shard of the aborted Alvarius B. Plays The Bond Songbook project). Baroque Primitiva is the first long-format telegram from Alvarius B. since he lost his mothership (the Sun City Girls, with whom he employed his slave name, Alan Bishop) and it also feels like his most consistently non-acerbic -- perhaps even most beauty-oriented -- work. The songs often have a meditative pace, filled with gorgeous lo-fi blends of vocals, guitar, bass and keys. Eyvind Kang guests on several tracks, but the bulk of the material was broadcast direct from the naked soul of Alvarius B., which turns out to be a warmer, sweeter place than you might imagine. And while this CD will be available for a tad longer than the 30 seconds the LP lasted, a set as thoroughly gorgeous as this will not linger. Take a deep breath of its magic and go for it. Why deny yourself such bountiful pleasures?" --Byron Coley
10/16/2003 Alvarius B & Dylan Nyoukis Sugar: The Other White Meat LP $49.99 Catsup Plate "Sugar: the Other White Meat brings together two of the central figures of underground sound-whatzit and general audio curiosities: Alvarius B (of Sun City Girls fame) and Dylan Nyoukis (one-half of the UK’s Decaer Pinga/Prick Decay). Side A of the LP features each of the two in solo mode: Alvarius with five songs of varying length and Dylan with one twelve minute piece. The B side of the LP is a side-long collaborative track. Sugar was originally conceived by Harmony Korine to be a four-way split between Alvarius, Nyoukis, Will Oldham, and Absalom (Korine’s ‘White Metal’ band). But Korine went MIA and Oldham hadn’t heard of the project when Dylan asked him about it later. By this point, Alvarius and Dylan had already finished their respective contributions and, rather than scrap the project altogether, decided to create a collaborative piece to take up the missing second side of the LP. Dylan sent over source material, which Alvarius cut, spliced and mixed in with his own sound sources (including some drunken answering machine messages from Mr. Korine). So what’s the listener to expect from this stew? Those familiar with Alvarius B will find much of his range represented in his five songs: quasi-ethnic ramblings, wordless vocal ramblings (w/the TV on in the background), Django-esque guitar runs, and the absolutely amazing and unclassifiable ‘DJ South Bitch,’ which is sort of all of the above. Dylan’s solo contribution continues in the vein of his Shield That Pierces the Earth album, with a simple banjo (?) underpinning that eventually gives way to subtle tape manipulation, musique concrete, and generally engaging, but head scratching sounds of all sorts. The collaborative piece runs the gamut over its 24+ minute duration: broken electronics, field recordings near a gas ‘n’ sip (or some such), shortwave radio, actual songs (!), the aforementioned answering machine rant, ambient cafeteria noise, thunderstorms — you know, pretty much everything. Edition of 500 copies. Hand silkscreened sleeves with two-color silkscreened insert printed by the kind and able folks at Parallel Lines Press. Nude cover rounds out the deal."
9/11/2012 Alvarius B. Alvarius B. double LP $32.99 Abduction "Originally released in 1998 as a limited edition vinyl 2LP -- the second Alvarius B. (Alan Bishop/Sun City Girls) full-length release. Perhaps the most deranged collection of original folk songs ever cut to wax. Dark, twisted & apocalyptic with razor twang acoustic guitar & vocal delivery, this epic lo-fi cassette deconstruction/demolition of everything "folk-singer-songwriter" slipped under the radar to a few lucky souls who grabbed the original pressing of this when it showed up 14 years ago. Here is your chance to get it again as a 2CD reissue. The tri-fold digipak includes six bonus tracks, a booklet with lyrics to all 45 songs, and liner notes by Trey Spruance." - FE. "I think it's fair to say that in AB we have the most inspiring and wholesome, cussing, violent and truthful musical interpenetrator of the psychic Realities that has probably ever graced this fair and fucked land." - Trey Spruance. Edition of 400 copies. Not sure how many I'll be able to get so first come, first served on this. Limit of 1 copy per person, please.
5/24/2014 Alvarius B. What One Man Can Do with an Acoustic Guitar, Surely Another Can Do with His Hands Around the Neck of God LP $29.99 Abduction "The album title pretty much says it all. Yes we know that's the same thing we said about last year's Alvarius B. (Alan Bishop) archival release Fuck You and the Horse You Rode In On LP, but while What One Man Can Do... has a similar approach in attitude, it comes a decade later as solo acoustic guitar instrumentals recorded during the 1990s. Perhaps, if it's contextualization you are seeking, you could consider this a continuation of the first Alvarius B. album (ABDT 004CD -- acoustic guitar instrumentals recorded during the 1980s). Or, you could simply imagine that these are songs about strangling people like you with a low E steel guitar string. This (recorded straight to cassette) acoustic guitar sound has more of a resemblance to a performance on power tools than it does to strumming or picking a Martin flat top. So if you've been leisurely waking up on Sunday mornings to sit down, have a cup of tea in your non-smoking kitchen breakfast-nook, staring out into the garden while listening to your old Fahey records, step aside and let someone else own this piece of wax -- someone who may take the body of an old fucked-up guitar and start pounding people like you into the pavement with it. Extremely limited one-time pressing of 400 LP copies."
8/20/2011 Amazing Births, The Younger Moon LP $16.99 Cylindrical Habitat Modules First vinyl release from this project comprised of Julian Gulyas and Emeralds' Mark McGuire.
1/17/2010 Amazing, The Code 2 / To Ska and Back 10" $17.99 Mexican Summer "The Amazing make up two existing members of the well known Swedish band, Dungen. Like their fellow labelmates, they continue to make far out psych grooves, but this time around the singer signs in English making the song a bit more transferable across the continent." Edition of 500 copies.
8/31/2010 Ambarchi / Fennesz / Pimmon / Rehberg / Rowe Afternoon Tea double LP $23.99 Weird Forest "Who would have thought a relaxed sunny afternoon, newfound friendships and some spur-of-the-moment would have resulted in what's been described as 'one of the most compelling documents of both free improvisation and electronic'?" -- All Music Guide. "It's the people involved in Afternoon Tea -- originally released in 2000 on German label Ritornell and now available on vinyl for the first time with a new master, bonus tracks and newly discovered live recordings -- that ensured it as more than a happy accident. The twin guitar presence of AMM's Keith Rowe and Oren Ambarchi and kindred spirits of the laptop -- Sydney's Pimmon, Vienna's Christian Fennesz and Peter Rehberg -- made it a momentous day. With all the players coming together during the 2000 What Is Music? Festival, Afternoon Tea stands as a highpoint of the then-emerging intersection between Powerbook performance and guitar improvisation. All subtlety, nuance and detail, it is a revelation of restraint. Built on a steadying flow of burbling rhythm, the quintet slowly weave around each others' sonics in layers to create a tonal palette immersive in its atmosphere and magnetic in its compulsion. Hindsight clearly reveals the heart of these pieces -- important to note, considering they were recorded at a time when laptop performance was an alien concept to many in experimental music, suffering controversy and backlash as well as an over-abundance of pale approaches from many who took it on as novelty as opposed to serious musical pursuit. Those involved in the Afternoon Tea session left their Australian tour inspired, citing their merry time in the country eating, drinking and hanging out at the beach as well as their performances as a direct influence on their following work. Afternoon Tea remains one of the quiet and real achievers for experimental music of the past decade. Remastered in May 2009 and packaged in deluxe Stoughton gatefold jacket with artwork designed by Stephen O'Malley. Vinyl edition of the CD reissue from Black Truffle Records, includes the same bonus tracks. First time ever available on vinyl."
2/25/2015 Ambarchi, Oren Quixotism LP $21.99 Editions Mego Editions Mego presents the vinyl edition of Oren Ambarchi's Quixotism, a five-part piece recorded over two years with a multitude of collaborators in Europe, Japan, Australia, and the USA and released on CD in 2014 (EMEGO 202CD). Furthuring Ambarchi's interest in combining abstract sonic textures with rhythm and pulse (apparent in his drumming with Keiji Haino, the subtly driving ride cymbals of collaborator Joe Talia, and the motorik grooves of 2012's Sagittarian Domain (EMEGO 144CD/LP)), Quixotism's 47 minutes rest on Thomas Brinkmann's foundation of pulsing electronic percussion. Beginning as almost subliminal propulsion behind cavernous orchestral textures and John Tilbury's delicate piano interjections, the percussive elements (elaborated on by Ambarchi and Matt Chamberlain) slowly inch into the foreground of the piece before suddenly breaking out into a polyrhythmic shuffle around the halfway mark, joined by tabla master U-zhaan for the piece's final, beautiful passages. The pulse acts as a thread leading the listener though a heterogeneous variety of acoustic spaces, from the concert hall in which the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra were recorded to the intimacy of Crys Cole's contact mic textures. Ambarchi's guitar itself ranges over this wide variety of acoustic spaces, from airless, clipped tones to swirling, reverberated fog. Within the complex web Ambarchi spins over the piece's steadily pulsing foundation, elements approach and recede, appear and reappear in a non-linear fashion, even as the piece plots an overall course from the gray, almost Nono-esque reverberated space of its opening section to the crisp foreground presence of Jim O'Rourke's synth and Evyind Kang's strings in its final moments. Formally indebted to the side-long workouts of classic Cologne techno, the long-form works of composers such as Eliane Radigue, and the organic push and pull of improvised performance, Quixotism, in a kind of dream-logic, moves with nearly imperceptible transitions through its sonic diversity. Though it is shaped by its many contributors, the resulting sound world is unmistakably Ambarchi's own, and the summation of his career thus far. Played by Oren Ambarchi (guitars and percussion), Thomas Brinkmann (computable drums with an application to the Entscheidungsproblem), Matt Chamberlain (drums and electronics, Parts 3 & 4), Crys Cole (contact mics and brushes, Part 4), Eyvind Kang (bowed gender, Part 1 and violas, Part 5), Jim O'Rourke (synths, Parts 4 and 5), John Tilbury (piano, Parts 1 & 2), U-zhaan (tabla, Part 5), and Ilan Volkov & the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra (Parts 1 & 3). Recorded at Max Ernst Studios, Cologne; Harpa, Reykjavik; Cyclops Sound Studio, Los Angeles; Avast! Studios, Seattle, with co-production and engineering by Randall Dunn; Steamroom, Tokyo, with engineering by Jim O'Rourke; London; and Melbourne in 2012, '13, and '14. Mixed by Ambarchi and Joe Talia at Chinatown, Melbourne in December 2013 and March 2014. Mastered by Byron Scullin at Moose, Melbourne in March and April 2014. Cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin in June 2014."

Ambarchi, Oren / Robbie Avenaim Alter Rebbe's Nigun CD $14.99 Tzadik "Formerly orthodox Hasidic students of Talmud and Tanya, these two members of the Australian punk unit Phlegm have brought together influences from Boredoms and the Japanese noise scene, traditional Jewish Nigunim and Yiddish theatre, Marc Ribot, Ornette Coleman and countless others to create a new world of twisted dreams and startling sonorities. A must for all lovers of weirdness." Part of Tzadik's Radical Jewish Culture series.
9/16/2007 Amber Lions Pink Panther Blood 3" CDR $5.99 House of Alchemy "The mystic worlds of Valerio Cosi and The Solo Joint collide as Amber Lions......one long track navigates through a dreamworld of saxophone, synth, strings and more strings all glazed in a mercurial fog. Magnificent." Edition of 123 copies.
1/30/2010 America Reads Towers Open Fire c30 cassette $7.99 Digitalis Limited "Now this, THIS is a junkyard i want to get lost in. america reads was another killer discovery of 2009 and another one to expect some seriously great damage from. "towers open fire" takes the cake so far. solar explorations taken to their prismatic core like drone diamonds shimmering underneath the constant glare. the side-long tracks slowly unfold, puncturing the crystal divide with their metallic sheen. it's definitely in the hypnotic realm. at times, america reads plays on the more subtle side using delicate sounds that pulse and fall like feathers floating in the air after an attack. it feels a little uneasy, but it's all the better for it. distorted cracks infiltrate adding a layer of harshness to the mess. it's like hearing the synapses of your brain all going off at once, desperately searching for equilibrium. stunning. once you reach the summit, though, you find there's nothing left but ruins. it's an absolute revelation. edition of 72, pro-dubbed."
7/11/2008 Amigo Result Vid Baljan CDR $8.99 267 Lattajjaa "A psychedelic collage, sounds a bit like Tomutonttu."
4/10/2009 Aminome Blue Fishes cassette $8.99 Sloow Tapes "Akiko Terashima (Doodles) and Masayuki Toshimitsu letting loose some classic mindbending baked goods. Part psychedelic guitar duets, part guitar/drums duels: these melodies are ripping the high mountain of vocal buzz apart. Artwork by the band, edition of 70."
12/25/2005 Amlee, Erik Sitar 2 CDR $10.99 Mandragora Records "Second volume of neo-raga exotica featuring three live solo improvisations from July 2005 and a mega-trip meta-alap recorded as a special introduction. All tracks were completely created and improvised in the moment. Whereas classical raga uses a complex tradition to set mood, scale, and melodic structure, Amlee, as an unschooled Western adept, approaches it from the other side, tuning in to the unique time, place and emotion of the performance, allowing the music to flow outward and sing its own song. Deeply zoned cosmic drone and tone. 4 tracks / 45 min."
8/2/2008 Ammonites 33.3 CDR $13.99 Reverb Worship "This is the debut recording by Ammonites and called "33.3".The band comes from Whitby in North Yorkshire.They have created five tracks of wonderful music which shows off how truly talented and creative they are. The music has a meandering ambient drone like quality which utilizes field recordings of streams,childrens voices and what sounds like a marching band playing in a procession. The cdr is available in a limited edition of 50 copies with hand numbered insert."
10/17/2009 Amolvacy A La Lu La LP $14.99 Ultramarine "Amolvacy is Aaron Moore from Volcano the Bear, Dave Nuss from No-Neck Blues Band, and Sheila 16 of the Laboratory Theater Group, NYC. The band creates compositions from its improvisations centered around strong elemental percussion, radical theatrical vocals, and classical acoustic instruments, reminding of Holy Modal Rounders, Moondog, The Fugs. Recurring themes in Amolvacy's texts are the pain of relationships, the affirmation of the feminine in myth, the hero's journey, and continuous need to flame the passions of the heart. "A La Lu La" specifically addresses the gap of language in facilitating accurate communication, a gap that only music at its most primal can fill. The back of the album features text by Jose da Fonseca & Pedro Carolino, two Portugese who in 1855 created an English phrasebook titled "English As She is Spoke," but who faced just one problem: they didn't know any English. The linguistic train wreck that ensues mirrors the play of language, sound, and unintentional humor on "A La Lu La." Pressed on clear vinyl and housed in die-cut sleeve.
1/30/2010 Amon Dude / Nuslux split 7" $5.99 no label Nice! Only a few left.

Amon Düül Experimente CD $17.99 Captain Trip 5th Amon Duul album, a collection of outtakes
2/24/2002 Amon Düül II Phallus Dei CD $15.99 Repertiore "Phallus Dei is the first ADII album. As with all 3 CDs in this series, it has been 'Restored and remastered by EROC at The Ranch'. Amon Duul II were one of the leading German underground commune-psych bands from the early 70s. Split apart from the more politicized fraction that would go on to record as Amon Duul I (Psychedelic Underground, etc.), ADII emerged in 1969 when they released this fantastic debut album. It's a masterwork of drug-dazed guitar psych, long tracks, middle eastern influence, churning trance rock, etc. With the same four bonus tracks as found the prior Gammarock version: 'Freak Out Requiem I', 'Freak Out Requiem II', 'Freak Out Requiem III', & 'Cymbals In The End'." – FE
1/16/2003 Amon Düül II Wolf City CD $15.99 Repertoire "Definitive 2002 reissue. The 5th ADII album, from 1972. Restored and digitally remastered by Eroc, no bonus tracks. 'Rather than focusing on standout virtuosity, AD2 sought to create a hybrid of progressive and psychedelic styles in which mood and texture were the most important features - to this end, the presence of various guests serves them remarkably well. The seven tracks on Wolf City are all imbued with a certain brilliance that transcends individual contribution - the perfect sort of music for psychedelic dungeons of any description...The obvious standout is 'Wie Der Wind Am Ende Einer Strasse', an early excursion into world-music fusion featuring drones, sitar and tabla in accompaniment with the psychedelia proffered by the other musicians."
5/28/2011 Among The Bones / Henryspencer split EP CDR $12.99 Bookmaker Records "This opus is the result of a collaboration between two artists : one English (Among The Bones) the other French (Henryspenncer), both having composed one track for the release. Henryspenncer's "The Amazon" is a vast voyage, as epic as it's hypnotic and Among The Bones' "Pyramid of Sacrifice", a long and droning tribal ritual, both form two chapters of the same story. A mystical journey through an unexplored and alien jungle." Heavy digifile + insert card. Edition of 150 copies.
8/28/2004 Amygdala Amygdala CDR $9.99 Deserted Village “The sixth release from Deserted Village is an unedited recording of the first meeting of a truly odd and exciting line-up: Dave Carroll (The Wormholes) on percussion, Fergus Cullen (Papercop) on guitar, Gavin Prior (Murmansk) on percussion and electronics and Paul Roe (Concorde Ensemble) on Bass clarinet. This unplanned hour of improv arose from two overlapping sessions in the Deserted Studio and was an enjoyable departure for everyone involved. It is an extremely fluid set with frenetic grooves twisting and turning before dissolving back into sonic sludge. Paul Roe draws on his contemporary music background, exploiting a wealth of extended technique. His humming and clicking blends in and out of whatever noise or groove comes his way. He is met half-way by the non-academic musicians in a stew, stranger than the sum of its parts.” 59 minute jam of the first meeting of this 4tet. A bit like a mangled Bitches Brew. You might call it free jazz but the rhythmic parts hold a foot tapping groove. “.....wandering drone clatter and abrasive noise masquerading as free jazz.” - Lee Jackson, The Broken Face
1/22/2011 Anahita (Helena Espvall and Tara Burke) Arcana en Cantos LP $18.99 Alt Vinyl "A first vinyl edition fully remixed for wax from the cd masters that first appeared on a ltd cdr from deserted village in 2006. plaintive semi abstract vocals strain and wind over ecclesiastical notes held so long that your head becomes the organist's domain. Rarely have vocal harmonies been this ethereal or perfectly held. Not the glottal gymnastics of joan la Barbara but rather the complementary visions of two unique artists in absolute accord. Much of side B feels more improvised but throughout the whole there is an economy of note, a tension of control and an element of perfection to the detail of performance. Housed in an ultra heavy card sleeve with cover art by Paul Santoleri and labels by Helena Espvall." Ltd edition of 400 copies. Housed in uber thick sleeve and pressed onto deluxe virgin 180gm vinyl.
5/20/2009 Anakrid Ceaselessly out of a Cloudless Sky c31 cassette $6.99 Black Horizons "The third and final tape for Anakrid on Black Horizons. As per Mr. Bickel's usual unexpected style, expect to be surprised. The a-side is what I would come to expect from this project, an impressively composed piece of deep analogue dark ambiance, while the flip is a bit of a change up, where this project's often latent violent underpinning is fully exposed in a 15 minute piece entitled acidpianoharp, consisting of a harsh acoustic assault on the ears, thousands of tiny sounds strung together to form a swarm. Packaged in the Anakrid for BH tape style, consisting of a color transparency layered on top of various marbled pieces of paper. This time with the addition of a vertical transparent floating OBI, all held in place with rivets. Edition of 100 copies on BLACK hi bias chrome tapes. Silver labels with the Black Horizons color touch."
3/29/2005 Anderegg, Brendon Falling Air CD $12.99 Psych-o-Path Records "Psych-o-path Records is proud to present Falling Air the new acid-folk inspired singer songwriter album by Brendon Anderegg. Anderegg's two previous releases on the Brooklyn based label Apestaartje, Anomia and When Rectangles Roll Under Cities, combine field recordings, electronics and acoustic instruments to create a strong sense of environmental space and structure. While there is definitely a thread of isolation and strong sense of experimental music apparent in Falling Air this album is an entirely different affair. Elements such as voice, acoustic guitar, banjo, violin, Rhodes, organ, piano, accordion, computer and various small instruments are interwoven into subtle yet complex arrangements at once defining a very personal style."
3/25/2012 Anderson, Ron / Robert L. Pepper / David Tamura / Philippe Petit Closed Encounters of the 4 Minds (live @ BC Studio) CD $9.99 Public Eyesore Recorded live in one take by Martin Bisi in New-York on November 23, 2010. "Ron Anderson is a multi-instrumentalist intuitive music maker who plays traditional instruments like the electric guitar, but will also use anything that can make a sound - including the recording studio. He has 57 recordings to his credit (with such acts as Molecules - Ruins - Guapo - Steve Buchanan...) and has performed in 16 different countries in North America, Europe and Asia. The new PAK album is released on Tzadik as part of their composer series. PAS started in 1995 out of Brooklyn, NY, USA, driven by the creative talents of Robert L. Pepper working in the mediums of sound and video. Since then PAS has evolved into a collective including featuring guests such as ZEV!, Hati, Steve Beresford, Vultures Qt.... PAS have released 7 cd's and have been on various compilations + have toured extensively throughout Europe ad the United States. PAS curate events in New York such as Experi-MENTAL nights and the yearly Experi-MENTAL Festival. David Tamura is a Multi-instrumentalist/Improvisor who performs on Tenor/Alto/Soprano saxophones/EWI/Guitar/Various Synths (Virus/Kawai K5000/Bent circuits). He has recorded with Charles K.Noyes, Von LMO, Ray Gallon, Boots Malleson, Maria Gil, and appears on numerous Experimental Jazz/Metal and Noise Bands. He is currently playing with "The JazzFakers", Zilmrah, Cloud Cloud, Ethereal, Espirit 220, and the Chonto/Brown/Tamura Trio. Philippe Petit is interested in soundtracks; even if he creates original music he'd rather be introduced as a "musical travel agent" than a composer. PETIT uses a computer and synths to build up electronic layers, process acoustic and field recordings. To second the machine he likes to move various glasses, or percussive objects, and take advantage of vinyl material to fondle released sounds. A journalist for various magazines and radio as well as a musical activist, PETIT has celebrated his 25th year of sharing his musical passions as the man behind the cult labels Pandemonium Rdz. and BiP_HOp. PETIT has assembled what people call a dream-team of collaborators, often joining Lydia Lunch or Faust onstage, and worked with: Foetus, Edward Ka-Spel, Hugh Hopper (Soft Machine), Kumo, Scott McCloud (Girls Against Boys), Cosey Fanni Tutti, My Brightest Diamond, Sybarite, Pantaleimon, Graham Lewis (Wire), Barry Adamson, Scanner, Mira Calix, Kammerflimmer Kollektief, Guapo, Leafcutter John, Simon Fisher Turner, Jarboe and many more... Aside his solo works, PETIT is active in Strings Of Consciousness, does a duo with Lydia Lunch, and his collabs with Cosey Fanni Tutti (Throbbing Gristle) + the CD with James Johnston (Gallon Drunk/Bad Seeds/Faust) appeared on Dirter Promotions. These days he is working on duets with Eugene Robinson (from Oxbow) and Murcof... "
6/6/2009 Andromelos Andromelos CD $14.99 Ektro Records "Andromelos is a psychedelic supergroup formed by Kawabata Makoto (Acid Mothers Temple, Nishinihon, Musica Transonic, Mainliner, Gong...), Yamazaki Maso (Masonna, Space Machine) and Okano Futoshi (Nishinihon, ex Subert Blaze, ex Ghost)."
5/18/2011 Anemone Lodge II cassette $5.99 Bezoar Formations "Having lost a member since the initial Anemone Lodge sessions of 2006, the now-trio'd version of Chris Miller (Golden Sores, Number None), Gwyneth Merner (Byssus) and Matt Erickson (Radiant Husk, Sudden Oak) decided to bunker down in Chicago once again, this time in the sweltering July heat of 2009. Using myriad instruments to minimal affect, the trio attempted to navigate the continuum between magnifying slight gestures and constraining more expansive swaths of clatter. Would it be agreeable to claim their intentions to be akin to those of the East Bionic Symphonia, though with only a third of the members and with much of the rough-hewn edges snipped away, only to be gathered and polished into mirror form? Perhaps. Or could one state that what was once a three-hour session of assembly-defined, free-sound troubleshooting has now been condensed, groomed and catalogued into a set of auditory star charts? Indeed. Or could it be that the borders between spontaneous composition, elastic cosmos-echo and the fluid passage of long-tone regeneration were blurred, if only for a temporary moment in a cool basement on a muggy Illinois night?"
8/1/2011 Anemone Pool Afternoon Long Ago CDR $6.99 Seagrass "Imagine an old craftsman bungalow in Pasadena, with a dusty back courtyard shaded by the branches of orange trees; a place where the air is warm, still and scented with citrus, where cats stalk insects across the bricks, and the reflection of flowers shimmers on the surface of a small fountain. Imagine the rocky coast of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, where cold water surges through tide pools filled with primitive, tentacled creatures, and the chill ocean breeze tastes of salt. On Anemone Pool's debut album, Mackenzie Michael Owen (Coup Pigeons) and Michael Scholtz (Faraday Trippers, Pathways) have imbued the three lengthy tracks with more than a hint of the atmosphere of their native southern California. Using guitar, theremin, electronics, voice and homemade instruments, they explore a sound world that lies just below the surface of consciousness, touching the tension, suspense and mystery that slips, almost unnoticed, through our daily experience."
2/19/2004 Angelblood Labia Minora CD $15.99 Printed Matter "On Angelblood’s new CD, Labia Minora, musical styles and influences mesh and collide in a simultaneously jarring and hypnotic sonic netherworld of hope and despair. Gnarled chants and incantations alternate with ethereal floating singing, conjuring the images and emotions of pagan ritual, blood sacrifice and the quest for redemption. Crunching rhythm guitars and bass pierced by screaming leads form the dark heavy metal undertow of the album’s sound. This is set to repetitive melodies with something of an earthy folk bent, creating a unique, swaying, dirge-like atmosphere – only to be disrupted by the blistering drums and the chainsaw drill of the speed metal reprise, the growl of the hunter-wolf, the bellow of the slain beast. The epic final cut balances on the edge of dissonance and noise, the croon of the sister-brethren, the blood of the slaughtered pig. Angleblood is Lizzi Bougatsos (vocals), Rita Ackermann (vocals), Brian DeGraw (bass), Dave Nuss (drums) and Anders Nilssen (guitar). On Labia Minora special guest Mick Barr (of Orthrelm and Chromtech) plays guitar. Angelblood was formed in the year 2000, and has played internationally in both music and art venues. Labia Minora is their third CD. In addition to being a band, Angelblood is also a performance art group, whose dark motifs and ritualized actions match the concerns of the band. Finally, Angelblood also creates collaborative art works, distinguished by a combination of distinctive drawing and edgy collage. In all of its various incarnations, Angelblood is characterized by a raw, almost desperate approach to art and life, realms which, in the Angleblood ethos, are indistinguishable. It is this rebellious attitude of refusal and iconoclasm, coupled incongruously, yet sincerely, with a sense of pathos and reverence, that sets Angleblood apart from the monotonous drone of monolithic culture."
2/21/2009 Angell, Theo First Recordings cassette $5.99 Really Coastal "Unearthed recordings from 1994/1995 featuring Theo solo except for a few sampled answering machine messages. Recorded before Theo was in Hall ofFame/Jackie O Motherfucker. Lost first solo recordings that have not been distributed in any way prior to this release (the only other person, other than myself and Theo, to hear them has since passed away). Program repeats on both sides. Creepy how contemporary this sounds."
5/8/2005 Angkor Wat When Obscenity Becomes the Norm LP $13.99 Death Records "Check it out. Late 1980s Texas metal hardcore featuring Dave Nuss (of NNCK) on drums. Stamp collectors only, please." - Dave Sweetapple
6/30/2010 Angkor What? Popul Huh? c90 cassette $7.99 Feathered Spirit of Mother "This ode to the cassette format marks the entry of Angkor What? into the orifice of recorded improvised psychedelic music. Popul Huh? is a project spanning two years of 4 track tape experiments and captured dual electric guitar jams in addition to samj esrever. Comprised of Liam who studies Indian musics in India indeed, and the eponymous Lukeman who does stuff as well as things, you know? Describable by description only in desperate decisions made by purchasing this derelict item. Artworks are hand painted in psychedelic water color inks and silver metallic and feature Ancient Mayan Space Ships (AMSSs)."
3/26/2006 Animal Collective Grass CD + DVD $9.99 Fat Cat "Following the widespread acclaim of last year's Feels album, Animal Collective return with a new release. Includes the song "Grass" from a UK-only single, along with two exclusive cuts, "Must Be Treeman" and "Fickle Cycle." DVD includes videos for "Grass," "Who Could Win A Rabbit?," and "Fickle Cycle," along with a six-minute video and sound collage by BRIAN DeGAW of GANG GANG DANCE."
4/1/2004 Animal Collective Here Comes the Indian CD $13.99 Paw Tracks With 5 records and 2 tours (including one with BLACK DICE) since their inception, this outfit takes the freak-psyche of CAROLINER and SUN CITY GIRLS, bursts of punk, minimal techno, and the sounds of AMON DUUL and CAN and combines them into an organic, loose hybrid."
10/28/2003 Animal Collective Spirit They’re Gone, Spirit They’ve Vanished / Danse Manatee double CD $15.99 Fat Cat "Despite the evident appeal of their deliciously skewed songs and deep pop sensibilities, Animal Collective is clearly not a simple or stable ‘band’ proposition, it is instead an umbrella name now used for a grouping of four people – Avey Tare, Panda Bear, Geologist and Deaken – who play together under different names and in different configurations, and whose releases are prone to continual musical change: from beautifully skewed pop ballads to fiercely ruptured noise-squalls to tribal rhythmic work-outs to simple folk songs; from fully orchestrated group freak-outs to a the intimacy of an acoustic duo. This double album serves well as an introduction point to the group, repackaging their first two releases which, whilst gathering a certain amount of critical acclaim in the US, had little or no distribution elsewhere. As far as peers and influences go, Animal Collective’s sprawl could also be located alongside fellow American contemporaries such as Black Dice, Lightning Bolt or Jewelled Antler Collective; the digital texturings of the Mego label; the freak-outs of ‘90s west coast isolationists like Caroliner and Sun City Girls; the minimalist post-techno of Kompakt; or back to ‘70’s European commune-music utopians like Amon Duül, Harvester, Can, and similar folk-psychedelic explorers. But despite this, it is Animal Collective’s natural affinity with pop music that makes up the crux of their sound. Whilst they may recall the likes of Barrett, early Bowie, Ray Davies or Arthur Lee, it’s without ever aping them or sounding retro. And most of all, in whatever guise they assume, Animal Collective always manage to sound like no one but themselves
3/21/2009 Animals & Men Never Bought Never Sold LP $11.99 Mississippi Records "Animals and Men - named after a song by Adam and the Ants - started life around the winter of 1978/9 when Susan Wells took over vocal duties in what was a three piece called Psychotic Reaction. Based in Frome Somerset their first release Don't Misbehave in the New Age (1980) was an indie hit. When the band split in '81 Susan and Ralph formed the Terraplanes. A & M/Terraplanes released three vinyl 45s. A few years ago demos by the band surfaced on the Messthetics/Hyped 2 Death label. Recently the band have reformed and performed the odd gig and are releasing an EP of new songs soon on Convulsive Records. Mississippi Records is proud to be the first to release an entire LP containing the three 45's and early demos, all recorded between 1979-83. For fans of early UK DIY."
4/22/2015 Anthroprophh U.F.O. LP + download $24.99 Cardinal Fuzz "Sometimes, the weirdest things happen in the most unlikely of places. From the 1950's up to the mid 1980s, some of the outlying areas of the UK bore witness to some high strangeness in the form of U.F.O. visitations. Although, save for witness testimony, no recordings of these far-out events were made, here on U.F.O. Anthroprophh (who consist of Ex - Heads guitarist Paul Allen along with Big Naturals' Jesse Webb and Gareth Turner) conduct a psychic survey of these sites and relay their findings in the only way they know how. In line with the uncanny nature of these events, U.F.O. sounds like it has been beamed in from another dimension. Expansive disorientating jams of the German variety combine with interplanetary zapped out radiophonic drones and some potent acid damaged guitar playing which have been woven into a heady hypnotic sprawl. This amorphous structure is anchored by cymbal washes and rhythmic percussive playing and all mixed with a woozy spaced out FX that makes U.F.O. a mind blowing slice of outer space rock. All versions come with an OBI spine wrap, insert and download code."
8/2/2008 Antique Brothers Beneath the Dead Castle CDR $8.99 House of Alchemy "Following their acclaimed debut here on -house of alchemy- and two stellar discs on Phantom Limb (Vol.5) and Foxglove (Vol. 3) comes Volume 2 in their mangled and distorted un-series. This air is thick this time around, musty even. Prisoner children run the castle halls making these strange sounds, deranged echoes, lost in a maze. Electricity flows through this one, via frayed cords. Percussion jars you from stasis, leaving you only to gasp for cool crisp air. And then things really get unwound." Edition of 123 copies.
2/21/2009 Antique Brothers Hot Shit cassette $5.99 Really Coastal "'Hot Shit' is two long form tracks, charting the development of Antique Brothers from insular, tape-scuzz-coated two-piece to the current phase of the Antique Brothers big band, which saw it's birthing at the Bottled Smoke festival (hosted by Digitalis Industries and Phantom Limb Recordings), a November Reign tour with Sleepwalkers Local, Stone Baby, Century Plants, and Rafi Bookstaber; and at this years Neon Commune (hosted by Not Not Fun).Hot Side was recorded on a break from their 2007 East Coast Tour. The BROs set up in a snow-crusted Hudson, NY apartment and laid tracks with Jeremy Kelly (best known for his solo CD on Digitalis, recorded and played on by Bro Ged) and Kyle Clements (of Hudson super group Sleepy Demons). Mostly acoustic, with heavy percussion, lap steel aquatics and tiny-amp feedback. A good but icy bridge between the original Antique Bros. sound and who
they are today. Shit Side - Part of a marathon series of sessions in Los Angeles in summer 2008, this jam (recorded in Ged's Green Machines studio) features Kelly on drums, Caitlin C. Mitchell (of Thousands) on Hammond, and Seth Kasselman (of Warm Climate and the Seth Kasselman/Ged Gengras duo) on clarinet and keys. The brothers hoist electric guitars, vibe on global moods, and oddly enough, approach quasi-jazz historical layers dense with stratagraphic memories and partial objects. Edition of 125 with full color cardstock J-Cards with images from "a trip" to Lappland."
6/11/2006 Antler Juice Live at Relay 03 CD $13.99 Postmoderncore "Seoul, Korea, is currently home to Alfred 23 Harth, formerly of Cassiber but now gainfully employed in Otomo Yoshihide's New Jazz Ensemble. Another improviser based there is young New Zealander Sam Stephens, who runs the Postmoderncore label and performs under a flurry of aliases. As Tangent, here he engages in a live free electronica trio with local boys Choi Joon Yong and Jin Sang Tae. Harth contributes the cover photo of the Antler Juice trio gearing up to play at the Iri Café - it's here that a bimonthly series of concerts goes by the name of Relay. Visual work is strongly featured alongside sound experiment. Along the lines of Derek Bailey's Company Week, organiser Ryu Hankil grouped the three youngsters together at a few minutes notice during last September's "Relay 03" event, and the album contains their 26 minute set. This is a gritty, ill at ease music, where conflicted signals seem to be struggling to get through, a kind of audio dogfight in the ether. The clear intensity of purpose, however, means that it's an engaging listen. Voices start to layer up in a radio collage, people cheerfully discussing pain and limits of endurance. The ominous mood dissolves into a slurry of looped fragments, snipped from Korean traditional vocal recordings. There's a sprinkling of chopped-up rapper. Eventually a fast, flapping rhythm drives us into a climax of distorted live vocals, ending with a sort of peace, sounds flickering across drones. Antler Juice has a satisfying arc of development, and the musicality of its structure contrasts nicely with the dirt and rough edges of the sound itself. All the more impressive for a first meeting, and it's clear why Postmoderncore, till now a web based label, felt this set was worth releasing as their first proper CD." - Clive Bell, Wire
11/29/2007 Anvil Salute This is the Voice of Doom Calling CDR $8.99 Deep Water "Anyone who read our Deep Water interview with Norman, OK's Anvil Salute knows what big fans we are of the group. And lucky for us, they've returned to the Acres to grace us with their ironically titled fourth full-length disc, a full hour of gloriously unwinding instrumental great plains folk rock. Both their most focused and most varied work to date, it takes in everything from angular modal epics to sweetly melodic miniatures to ethnic-infused psychedelic drones, all seemingly rendered live via lovely you-are-there room-fi acoustics. Heed that rooster's crow. . . ."
5/31/2009 Aosuke / Uton split cassette $6.99 Ikuisuus "Psychedelic ambient trip in sound to the abyssian wonders. Teleportal holes and dive to the other dimensions of time and focus in the free space with surreal and dreamy odd creatures. Like a soundtrack of some mysterious low-budget sci-fi movie from 23rd century "new cinema". c-60, edition of 100 copies."
2/13/2013 Apache Dropout Magnetic Heads LP + download $14.99 Family Vineyard "This is not a "new" Apache Dropout platter, but an archival sidestep into the Fugs n' fried view of their early beginnings. Before the Indiana trio cemented their unique red-level, distorto proto-punk they focused on a more obliterated bent on traditional forms. Fiddle, distortion and echo drive most of these songs, as sung by Sonny Blood, that tout distrust of banks, ballot uncertainties and magnetic heads. It's a bleaker vision than the recentBubblegum Graveyard LP on Trouble in Mind, even with the blownout take on Chuck Berry's "Memphis, Tennessee" and hints of Holy Modal Rounders to Kim Fowley doused throughout these sides. Culled from the group's first two Magnetic South cassettes -- Cha Cha Cha in 2008 and Lysergic Caveman Choogle issued a year later -- the 10 songs are equally formed by their recording in a grain silo and the group's Magnetic South studio as much as the songwriting. Edition of 548 copies and comes with download code."
5/30/2003 Apostasy Peace Squad Apostasy Peace Squad CDR $8.99 Apostasy "I REALLY like that Peace Squad CD, it sounds like the Pan-African Festival meets Brion Jones' Joujouka." – uncredited quote! Featuring Matt Krefting, Aaron Rosenblum, & John Shaw of Son of Earth, Flesh on Bone as well as Willie Lane, Anna Klein, Jessica Swanson & Matt Weston. “On Sunday, April 20, 2003 (Easter Sunday), a small but determined group took to the town commons of Amherst, MA armed with piles of instruments and sound-making devices in order to make a racket in favor of peaceful living. The group performed under the banner of Apostasy Peace Squad. We were occasionally joined by passers-by, and drew small crowds of onlookers. The results are documented on this cd.” – Aaron Rosenblum.
5/8/2005 Apothecary Hymns Trowel & Era CD $12.99 Locust "With a treasure trove of analogue, swirling effects, arch songcraft and a sweet yet assured vocal delivery, Trowel & Era brings to the table the epic debut long player by the one man band Apothecary Hymns (AKA Alex Stimmel). Stimmel has made a collection with one foot in kaleidoscopic coastal loner psych that floats on a musical bed of whimsical levity and another foot rooted firmly in the grand ethos of east village troubadours of the mid 60s." Alex Stimmel: acoustic & electric guitars 6 & 12 string guitars, banjo, bass, drums, wurlitzer, analog synth, organ, flute, recorder, kalimba (African finger piano), autoharp, etc.
1/1/2008 Apples & Milk Master of Disguise CD $18.99 Interregnum "We're not generally inclined to include reviews of folk-oriented singer-songwriters but Apples & Milk's six-song EP Master of Disguise is just too pretty to be denied. Conceived in 2003, Apples & Milk is the brainchild of wunderkind Magnus Reiten, originally from Stavanger, Norway but now residing in Bergen. Though Reiten lists Madonna, Beach Boys, and Godspeed You! Black Emperor among his favourites, his assured debut has more in common with the winsome style of Sufjan Stevens than any of those three. "Up & Away" instantly appeals with its relaxed acoustic strums and Reiten's crystal clear, pure vocalizing. Peals of electric guitar swoop through the background in "Remembering 06:45 AM" before Reiten's voice, lower this time, enters backed by acoustic picking and bass. A graceful piano line guides a multi-tracked vocal line through the melancholy title song ("One can barely see / See that I'm a master of disguise") while the carefree mood established by a lightly romping rhythm in "Starry Eyes" is belied by lyrics like "Foolish little dreams make starry eyes" and "Everybody seems to disappear"; ultimately, however, Reiten's acoustic folk-pop songs sound less melancholic than reflective and more summery than wintry. Enhancing Master of Disguise's appeal, Reiten opts for uncluttered arrangements, and exudes confidence without being strident or overbearing." - Textura
10/20/2011 Aquarelle Sung in Broken Symmetry LP $15.99 Students of Decay "Describing the music of Aquarelle's Ryan Potts is a difficult task indeed. It's related to the hazy, heavily treated output of musicians such as Fennesz and Tim Hecker, but one would be remiss to locate it solely within the realm of electronic ambient or drone, as there are often strong organic, rhythmic and composerly elements to Potts' work. In fact, the title of his last record, Slow Circles, might offer the best point of access into the Aquarelle aesthetic, in which compositional tropes such as cyclicality and accretion are woven together with surging, bright overtones, fragmented acoustic guitar melodies, and monumental distortion. Another point of distinction between Potts' guitar-based compositions and that of the laptop-wielding contemporaries and forebears amongst whom one would be tempted to locate his sound is the fact that he largely eschews digital, 'in-the-box' processing. A self proclaimed 'FX pedal fetishist,' his compositions carry with them a boldness, depth and grit that is all but impossible to cultivate through DSP alone and aligns some elements of his sound with that of Scott Cortez/Lovesliescrushing and late-period Yellow Swans. Using a palette of electric and acoustic guitars, vintage and boutique effects pedals and various percussion sources, Potts crafts highly detailed, slowly evolving soundscapes which beg for repeat listens so that one might get inside their myriad layers. 'With Verticals' opens the record, blooming suddenly into a startlingly propulsive edifice replete with crackling, distorted guitar sounds married to quasi-Reichian percussion. Later, 'Origin' sizzles and hisses its way into a staggeringly detailed drone opus before opening up into a veritable vista of acoustic guitar, cymbal and cello histrionics. A cohesive and fully immersive collection, Sung in Broken Symmetry is an assured statement from a young musician who is equally comfortable navigating frailty and violence. Mastered by James Plotkin. Edition of 300."
8/22/2008 Arabian Blade Arabian Blade cassette $5.99 905 Tapes "The stay-blazed team up of conneticut's chris donofrio and donovan fazzino get up in them guts with some comatose low blows spread out over twenty minutes. tones get deep in the earth, take a nap in the crust, and are discovered years later when they forget to wake up. bring a blanket and maybe a few coffin nails."
1/24/2009 Arabian Blade Horned Moon cassette $6.99 Morbid Tapes "Stuttering synth sludge..… ........mushrooms+chemdawg=AB....." Painted tapes.
4/27/2011 Aranos In Snow On Ice Cabbage Dances c63 cassette $8.99 Sangoplasmo Records Two tracks, each about 30 minutes made using double bass, drum, zither, santoor, shakuhachi, rainmaker, turntable, violin, atabaque, berimbau, bells and viola.
7/14/2007 Arborea Wayfaring Summer CD $11.99 Summer Street "Arborea was formed in Maine in 2005 from the midnight ramblings and deep woods mischief making of Buck and Shanti Curran. Soon the summer moved on to autumn, and the lovers took their banjo and guitars to the warmer confines of their cottage, beginning in earnest, the creation of their debut recording. In October of 2006 the duo released their first cd 'Wayfaring Summer'. Equal parts psychedelia, Smithsonian field recordings, and backwater folk, Arborea succeeds in creating a new folk form of breathtaking originality." Colourful shades with berries, calmy sitting down in a protected area, where there's nothing to prove, this duo succeeds to create music and a new folk form in their environment in the same way like the Appalachian music was developed in a social and traditional form. This is much sweet-moodier. While aware of what's happening in the world (wars, misunderstandings about differences of populations,..) Arborea provides peaceful wishes from the spring muze deep-in-the-woods. Musically we hear acid-folk visions with tiny melodic improvisations based upon evolutions of looped melodic tunes made from sweet folk guitar pickings mostly, or rhythm guitars, banjo, and a bit of slide guitar..with a few handclap-like rhythms (1,2), and songs, which are completely in balance with the soft freedom aspect of the mood improvisations. Singer Shanti has a very beautiful delicate folk/singer-songwriter voice, which also in duet, harmonizes perfectly. The album succeeds in creating its own unique atmosphere that is nature and human friendly. Recommended!" - http://psychedelicfolk.homestead.com/acidfolkreview16.html#anchor_369
2/21/2009 Arc Glassine I CD $12.99 A Silent Place "Glassine I was recorded live at the Ambient Ping in Toronto on 03/07/2006; and can be easily described as an organic space ambient, with very strong references to Pink Floyd (Ummagumma), Popol Vuh, Ashra Temple, Jackie-O Motherfucker, O Yuki Conjugate, AMP and Flying Saucer Attack or "Fourth World" ambient music! Four tracks of pure vibrant multi-layered psychedelic drone music! Now, close your eyes, listening to "Glassine I" and start for your trip even without the intake of any substances...waiting for ...Glassine II (coming soon on A Silent Place)."
7/8/2010 Arc of Ascent Circle of the Sun CD $13.99 Astral Projection "Anyone with a interest in the more psychedelic hard rock sounds from recent years will be already be aware of the body of work created in a large part from Craig Williamson. His work in Datura and Lamp of the Universe is well known in the underground for its remarkable space rock grooves and other worldly qualities. The multi-instrumentalist who plays bass guitar, keyboards, Synthesizer and Sitar also handles the vocals on Arc Of Ascent's full-length debut, "Circle of the Sun". The lead and rhythm guitar is handled by Matt Cole-Baker while John Strange takes up the drums and percussion position. Datura to this day still remain extremely underrated while Lamp Of The Universe is still largely unknown despite the fact that they have recorded some 6 or 7 albums. The psychedelic musical exploration's that they have done isn't that far removed from what can be found on "Circle Of The Sun" expect Arc Of Ascent take on a heavier, more riff driven approach. The riffs from Matt Cole-Baker are thick and full of sonic groove that push the songs into space rock overdrive and its all helped by the incredible, professional production which is one of the best recordings i have heard in the last year. Opening track "Universal Form" is a perfect blending of monster riffing and various spacey sounds and instrumentation, the sound is massive while remaining very organic. The Eastern influences that are a big part of the sound of Lamp Of The Universe make a appearance here too but they sound ever bigger and fuller here. The arrangement of this song and the following "Cosmic Eye" are big and spacious allowing every instrument to not only be heard but have a equal dominant role within the songs. The vocals have some real power behind them also and while the song structures are kind of straight-forward, they also have a hypnotic groove with musical hook lines that are infectious. Track three titled "The Inner Sign" is a 9 minute space rock journey that also supplies a heavy, thick riff and to add to the hefty groove you have the solid drumming of Strange that pounds away with hypnotic repetition. The floaty lead guitar notes ring out sending the track into a cosmic sensory experience that is a real trip to listen to, a great track and a major highlight. "Absolution In Light" continues in the same vibe, a twisting, churning riff circles around the vocal melody which is catchy without sounding cliche. "Godhead" begins with some trippy guitar strangulation's before another monster riff kicks in and while its true the album kind of repeats itself with similar grooves and vibes, it just adds to the overall hypnotic, trance-like feel of the album. "Godhead" has a killer tempo shift at around the 4 minute mark when a powerhouse riff kicks in, catapulting the track into a higher state of cosmic grooviness. Maybe the best example of Arc Of Ascent's space rock professionalism can be found on the final track, "Master Of Serpents". Everything this band projects musically can be found all in this one track, big churning riffs, vocals that soar and hypnotic repetition that keeps the song turning and evolving. Even though the songs on Circle Of The Sun are pretty long, they never drag or get bogged down by tired or overused ideas. Its the concise and precise playing by this trio that keeps the tracks interesting and the band's song arrangements are rich in classic rock atmosphere. That might sound predictable but this band has all those qualities that set those 70's rock gods apart from a lot of modern-day stuff. To sum all this up, Arc Of Ascent's debut is a perfect blend of psychedelic rock from the 70's mixed with the power of modern day retro riff rock. I don't know if this is one-time project or a band that will continue to make more albums but judging by the massive sounds, great songs and the overall professional results of this recording, i can only hope we will hear a lot more from this band in the future. A classic debut. 9/10"
2/20/2010 Archers By The Sea Eagle Kiss cassette $9.99 Blackest Rainbow "New cassette from Vincent of "V" and The Pistol Cosmos, we previously released "V"s The Chanting Path a few years ago to some great reviews, so its a pleasure to be working with Vincent once again with this new project. Five untitled pieces opening with a mediative guitar meandering, leading into more powerful heavy distorted pieces and right back through to a superb final track of layered instrumentation with beautiful distant vocal flowing in and out of the hypnotic sounds laid across the almost 16 minute finale. Full colour covers, limited to 100."
5/28/2011 Archers By The Sea Paper Light c43 cassette $7.49 Bumtapes "Sun faded guitar loops, chiming electronic pulses, synths and vocal echoes drift around each other, building and dropping over distant bass drum rhythms, filling both sides of this tape with beautifully constructed and imaginative songs."
6/4/2010 Archers by the Sea Sometimes We Should Dance c48 cassette $6.99 Stunned "Vincent Caylet has kept us on our toes the last three years, steadily morphing his inscrutable sound and sidestepping any expectation as to where it may lead next. When this Monks of the Balhill member flies solo as "V", The Pistil Cosmos, or Archers by the Sea as he does here, he consistently summons huge atmospheres of perplexing, unpredictable beauty. Riddled with infectious cycles of surf guitar, stoned beats, and vocal ellipses, 'Sometimes We Should Dance' is similar in spirit to V's lineage of weird. And yet it can be perceived that something has also recently changed within the Archers by the Sea multiverse, and much for the better. Whether its Vincent's recent fatherhood, the onset of a new summer in Italy, or the combo of both, this cassette is guided toward ecstatically dazed ends by elevating every moment into the sunlight. If ever there was a time to dance, it would be now. Limited edition of 111 pro-dubbed & imprinted c48 tapes with double-sided jcard and insert."

Arco Flute Foundation Everything After Everything After The Bomb Is Sci-Fi CD $11.99 Music Fellowship "the arco flute foundation formed in 1999 when two-thirds of pittsburgh's minimalist drumless rock trio meisha moved to edinboro, pa to attend the small state university located there. with little else to do in this sleepy farm town, mike tamburo and pete spynda devoted themselves to this new band with matt mcdowell and jeff komara. komara provided the drums meisha always purposefully lacked, giving the new band a distinct identity, both leading the sound into massive rock bombast (like mogwai or kinski) and into expansive, earthy drone and clatter (like no-neck blues band or franciscan hobbies) while never straying from the crystalline, hypnotic guitar interplay that so identified meisha. over the next four years, the arco flute foundation toured the united states several times and released three full length albums (the second lesson in new era time as well as the third and everything after the bomb is sci-fi, all three on cenotaph audio). live performances were usually against a film backdrop, with tamburo's hand-painted films covering the band. their improvised moments included guitar, electronics, bells, and various inventive percussive elements. while the band grew tremendously during those four years, increasing their use of experimentation both in composition and musicianship, reaching their peak in creativity, this peak also coincided with graduation and separation. tamburo currently lives is between homes, and is actively making solo recordings, while much of the rest of the band has relocated to pittsburgh and has begun again as air guitar magazine. everything after everything after the bomb is sci-fi is exactly what the title states: all of arco flute foundations best recordings - both live and in their home studio - since their third album was recorded, documenting the most creative moments of this artistic collaboration."
7/10/2008 Area C Darkens The Mind cassette $10.99 Sloow Tapes "A fountain of sounds opening a gateway beyond the mist of time and most likely not going to bring you back home before dark. 100 copies." "A sound to slowly immerse yourself in. Eric Carlson creates molten soundscapes from looped guitar gloop and tremulous delay shiver." - Boa Melody Bar
5/16/2010 Arfeux, Marc-Henri Blossom CDR $8.99 Synth / Ruralfaune "MHA is a french novelist, poet & philosophy teacher. A musical project exploring the mystery of the world in connection to perception, emotion and its metaphysic enigma. A journey through french avant-garde and synthetic minimalism. File under GRM (Groupe de recherche musicale, founded by Pierre Henry)." Edition of 100 copies.
11/8/2013 Arica Music In The Nine Rings LP $28.99 Poodle "Recorded in NYC in 1972 and remastered from tape transfer. Silkscreened tip-on jackets. "Arica was the music branch of the Arica Institute, whose founder famously collaborated with Alejandro Jodorowsky and convinced him to indoctrinate his entire crew in the Institutes cultish new age teachings before filming The Holy Mountain. Piano, synth, hypnotic percussion and plenty of tape delay - Music in the Nine Rings is an immersive psychedelic new age masterpiece - think Agitation Free, Limbus 4, Deuter-D. This recording almost certainly includes some of the same uncredited musicians that played on Woo Soo/Audition in 1972 and Heaven in 1973, so its no surprise theres a jazz sensibility in the overall structure and the playing. This record is eminently listenable but its unhurried improvisation has more to do with a subtle manipulation of musical tension than the relaxation promises of 80s new age. As the history of new age music is slowly created by people that weren't there, Music in the Nine Rings will be a celebrated example of when the genre coalesced and a way of thinking musically showed its potential."
8/1/2014 Armand Frigico L'Après-Midi Chaud LP $44.99 Fractal ART EDITION - Limited 250 copies. "The only solo album by Armand Mirallès (Heratius leader) recorded in Montpellier betwwen 1984/1985 on a cassette tape. FRENCH COLDWAVE SYNTH POP MASTERPIECE. A real « KILLER » of the genre !! Cover Artwork by the great photographer : GILLES BERQUET. Very recommended for fans of Joy Division, 80s Industrial Music, Liaisons Dangereuses, D.A.F., Pascal Comelade, Philippe Doray, Serge Gainsourg." Housed in glossy laminated cover.
5/24/2014 Armpit As Drunk As I Can Be CDR $7.99 Inyrdisk "The pride of Dunedin? Inyrdisk is right ripped to be releasing the latest in a run of archival Armpit editions. This one, according to founding member Clayton Noone, came out as a one-sided C60 in an edition of 3 on Plop Recordings. It's maybe their third release, from 1992 or '93, not too long after these noise-rock rowdies struck it up. This remastered 25-minute collage of blasted lo-fi tape experiments and jet-fueled out-rock anti-jams kick and stagger with the finest of the era. You won't wake up angry if you stumble home drunk with this." Edition of 100.
9/30/2005 Armpit Gallows CDR $12.99 Root Don Lonie For Cash No info on this one - ordered it 17 months ago - finally showed up.
9/14/2004 Armpit Mano O Mano CDR $10.99 Rhizome "The return of the endless nameless ever-dissolving rock experience. CJA and Sugar Jon have spent the past decade treating rock as malleable material; from the post-Dead C. sprawl of early cassettes, the aesthetic-defining 'Sun's Movement Across Darkening Skies' 7", and the subsequent Rubik's Cubes of trashed, defiled instruments ('Thee Praying Mantis', 'Butta Daze', etc.) - the Armpit world is hermetic, cloaked, 'full of' absence and disappearance. Containing recordings that date back over half a decade, 'Mano O Mano' was touched up in recent times, and is one of many 'apexes' of this outfit's singular and indefinable (non-)rock output. The first Rhizome transmission from the Armpit heart..."
9/17/2006 Armpit / Cock E.S.P. His Cocks Too Big For His Pants / After Everything Now Shit lathe cut 7" $12.99 Root Don Lonie For Cash Edition of 50 copies - released back in 2004.
8/28/2007 Arn, Eric & Vanessa y/y Live In Vienna 1/18/07 CDR $11.99 The Lotus Sound "Eric & Vanessa Arn's new cd-r 'y/y Live in Vienna: 1/18/07' is ready for order from the miraculously and happily resurrected Lotus Sound label. This disc is the second release in the limited edition Handmade Series, with only 100 copies made. Get 'em while you can. Featuring a complete live concert from the Amann Studios in Vienna, with the meticulous sound quality associated with that great studio. Featuring solo and duo excurisions by Vanessa - electronic sound generation, struck percussion and Eric - guitar, bowed percussion. Mixed and mastered by the unstoppable Douglas Ferguson, at the Still in Austin. Cover photograph by Vanessa. Environmentally friendly hand-assembled packaging. Cures depression and acne. Don't wait around too long and miss out....."
6/17/2004 Arnoux Cardinal Ballades CDR $8.99 Foxglove / Digitalis "Shooting a bullseye was always a strength of mine, but the 15's killed me. Loud bar improvisations with saxophone, guitar, and voice. Like a blues festival gone horribly wrong. Intimate bedroom meanderings as well, but structure has no home here. Like a long standing pact between the chaos theorists and transcendentalists, everything here is covered and nothing is left to the imagination. Let Arnoux take you on a long aural expedition, and cover you in burning hot sand. Limited to 80 copies in handmade covers."
2/18/2015 Arrias / Munthe Torso And Legs CDR $9.99 Bug Incision "It is not to hard to view the playing of Christian Munthe through the post-Derek Bailey continuum-lens of acoustic guitar-based improvising. But, aside from a few superficial similarities, Munthe makes himself distinct, to these ears, at least, by focusing - quite intently, in fact - on some of the very things our acoustic guitar-wielding, ever-looming improv father-figure avoided almost entirely. For all Bailey's innovations in this field, it's notable that he approached the guitar as a finished, perfect piece of music-making equipment, to be taken at face value, technically speaking. Munthe has a carved out a wonderful place for himself by inhabiting some very non-traditional guitar approaches. He plays on detuned strings, freely uses the body of the instrument as a tactile sounding surface (he even has an excellent album called Backside Suite in which he only uses said side of the guitar), and possesses a very naturalistic, intuitive-sounding approach to his manglings. Arrias possesses a clarinet sound that sounds as if its folding in on itself, with smeared notes, overtones, and gnarled fingerings sneaking out from being kept under wraps. The duo's sound in general is not the constant, steady stream of phrases and gestures associated with certain strands free improvising; rather theirs is a music fraught with tension and discomfort, but also a certain naturalism within this, quite off-the-cuff-sounding and unprecious. For those not in the know, Munthe is a Gothenburg-based improvisor and philosophy professor, and has logged hours with Mats Gustafsson (in the very early Two Slices of Electric Car and latter Two Slices of Acoustic Car), Phil Minton, Roger Turner, Gunther Christmann, and Patrick Farmer. Arrias has been based in Stockholm since 2005, and plays a variety of reeds with such players as Tetuzi Akiyama, Angharad Davies, and Axel Dorner, as well as leading his own quartet. Very excited to present two new names to the Bug Incision roster, and the first in a two-part release of Munthe duos." Edition of 99 copies, color covers in plastic sleeves. Listen: https://soundcloud.com/bugincision3/arriasmunthe-torso-and-legs-excerpt
2/11/2006 Arsenio '00 iii cassette $5.99 Black Velvet Fuckere "Those who heard the RAW THUG CD-R on U-Sound will be chomping at the bit over this recording from the same mind (though different handle). Known little beyond the Kentucky-Indiana state line, though even those close with in that line aren't sure who Arsenio actually is? It is a fact that while attending high school he did convince his entire class for 2 years that his name was Arsenio (though it is not). A bare foot Napoleon & Josephine wonderer through out Louisville who talks in nonsequitor guruisms, sets up one man junkyard gamelan performances to no one in abandoned parking lots and drives a car whose front windshield is covered in stickers revealing a view hole no larger than a little green apple wrapped in Kentucky-chrome (duct-tape). Known as Arsenio, Alan the Egpytian, Raw Thug, Arthur Kalow, Pewitisha, the Whistler, etc., No one is quite sure what is printed on his birth certificate.... or if one exists? Evidence suggests this recording was created in 2000 while channelling surfing American Intuitive Esoterica."

Art Ensemble Of Chicago A Jackson in Your House / Message to Our Folks CD $15.99 Charly "The classic line-up recorded during a magical moment. Lester Bowie, Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarman, and freaky-deaky Malachai Flavors recorded in June '69 in Paris during their economic exile from the beast. This doesn't so much blast down the walls as glide effortlessly over and away. About a zillion times better than most anything else you bought this week."
11/15/2002 Art Ensemble of Chicago Live In Paris double LP $21.99 Get Back "Recorded in Paris on Oct. 5, 1969, after the Art Ensemble (Roscoe Mitchell, Lester Bowie, Joseph Jarman and Malachi Favors) has headed to Europe to find work and recording opportunities. Regarding the Art Ensemble's trip to France, trumpet player Lester Bowie said, 'I sold everything that I had and bought the tickets...we had to leave Chicago to let people know what was happening....you can't stay regional, not if you have something the world wants to hear...’"
12/31/2003 Artanker Convy Ocean Parkway 12" EP $7.99 The Social Registry "The Social Registry 12" series continues with this groove infected barnstormer from Artankers Convoy. This four track EP is sure to get feet moving and hips swiveling with their catchy and irresistible flow (people who have tried resisting have ended up with severe muscle cramps). The six piece convoy continue to come up with new songs that demand being put onto vinyl making it a golden opportunity to start your own dance party wherever you want. Organic Grooves remixes one of the pieces shooting AT into an even higher orbit. But this EP is not only for the floorcutting set. It is layered with a multitude of different influences that set this group apart from the typical club ravers, they compose pieces that allow them to really stretch out. You can sit back and just enjoy this, but your body might have different ideas. Released in an edition of 600 one sided 12" EPs with aAn etching on the B side."
2/14/2008 Arts and Crafts Building Vol. II cassette $7.99 Fag Tapes "Field recordings / whut th hell ? recordings of th arts. a disher, a cat, a camera, window guy, organ + more. edition 50."
4/1/2015 Ashley, Robert The Wolfman CD $18.99 Alga Marghen "New remastered CD edition of Robert Ashley "The Wolfman". This edition introduces us to the most extreme experimental side of the famous American composer. The program starts with "The Fox" (1957), the first electronic music work by Robert Ashley which already displays the future electronic music theatre style. Dark atmospheres and primitive tape collage techniques recorded at home, mixing the electronic tape and the voice in a single 'live' pass. The title track, "The Wolfman", was composed in early 1964 and first performed on Charlotte Moorman's festival of the avant-garde in New York in the fall of the same year, gaining considerable reputation as a threat to the listener's health. For the occasion instigated by Feldman, Robert Ashley composed a piece of tape music, "The Wolfman Tape", to be played along with the vocal performance of "The Wolfman". The idea of a tape composition, which is to come out of the same loudspeakers as the voice and the feedback (the main sound source for this composition), is to fill-in the ongoing performance sound and to transform the performance into an elaborate version of the 'drone' under the influence of electronics. The choice of what sounds should be on the tape is determined by the need to have the whole range of frequencies brought into the feedback, but to give those sounds a short duration-in other words, a blizzard of very short sounds across the whole frequency range-so that the illusion of the sounds coming from all parts of the room is preserved. For the performance of "The Wolfman" recorded here, produced at the University of California at Davis, Robert Ashley used an earlier (1960) tape composition entitled "The 4th of July". That composition changes gradually from a parabolic-microphone documentation of a backyard party into a layering of tape loops and tape-head feedback. "The Wolfman Tape" (1964) is, as described above, a tape composition made for a short performance of "The Wolfman". It uses tape-speed manipulation and mixes of many layers of 'found' sounds, both from AM radio and from recordings made using different kinds of microphones. "The Bottleman" was composed in 1960 as music for an experimental film by George Manupelli. The 40 minutes long version presented here involves contact microphones on a surface that holds a loudspeaker some six feet away. The loudspeaker is broadcasting open-circuit 'hum' (at the American standard of approximately 60 hertz). That pitch is raised slightly through tape manipulation and the result is mixed with vocal sounds and other 'found' sounds played back at various tape speeds. The digipak CD comes with a 12 pages booklet including liner notes written by the composer and the complete score of "The Wolfman", first issued in Source magazine."
9/30/2005 Ashtray Navigations Aurora Grease Sweetrocket 3" CDR $8.99 Memoirs Of An Aesthete "Latest basement clacker from The Nav. Blown tape levels, idiot rock n roll (with moron mantra drumming) and the shimmering of a sexy mile-long windchime in space. It’s a bit like smearing sugar all round the inside of your mouth and going into the park to hand out fireworks. And its not even Xmas yet! Holy fuck."
6/27/2009 Ashtray Navigations Caeduceus And Black Sal LP $18.99 Memoirs Of An Aesthete "The latest in Ashtray Navigations' ongoing vinylization of our out-of-print CDR catalogue has this amped-up mindbender from 2007... yes, the one with the cute little doggies on the cover. Except now they're on the label and the vinyl is pink. And there is no cover, just a PVC bag so it matches the Red Culture reissue. One side featuring a thick dinner of swirling tambouras, electric sitars and synths blasting out of tiny battery amp speakers wrapped in buzzing tinfoil (a description of the methodology here and not just the sound!). One side of clubfooted samba rhythms and twin guitar sustain overload which offers a key as to why Ashtray Navigations' set at Thurston's ATP a few years ago was roundly condemned as "Santana" in certain circles. Ashtray at its heaviest and most monolithic, though those words are often apply, I guess." Edition of 250 copies.
6/11/2006 Ashtray Navigations Cante Jodido Lookalike Contest 3" CDR $6.99 Firstperson "The Jodido triangular live sound of Ashtray Navigations (...lamf) caught upstairs in one of Leeds' very most exotic wallpaper dens. The walls dripped honey and yet we did not make too much of a mess. Features Melanie Delaney (Sculptress) and Phil Legard (Xenis Emputae Travelling Band) as well as "the usual". Very 'eavy, very 'umblin'." (Phil Todd)
9/16/2011 Ashtray Navigations Cinderella Stamps CDR $11.99 Memoirs Of An Aesthete "Much in the world of music appreciation is irreducibly subjective. The opinions you hold with such granite resolution, the opinions that cause you to slam your pint down on the pub table and insist: "NO!", are nothing more than an oil slick, millimetres thick, on a roiling, bottomless sea. They are nothing. However, one crucial question can be settled by science and that question is 'what is your favourite band?' As far as I am concerned this is a purely empirical matter: your favourite band is the band you choose to spend the most time listening to. Now don't give me any shit about how your favourite band is Nurse With Wound but, as they are hardly suitable for everyday consumption, you end up listening to that Rolling Stones compilation more often. I won't have it. Every time you choose to listen to something make a note of the band name and the minutes spent in their company, gather the data, do some arithmetic and out will pop the unarguably correct answer. When I did my own calculations the resulting punch card contained two words, strangely hand-scripted in a copper-plate font: Ashtray Navigations. Should you be unfamiliar with the magisterial pedigree of this act and their triumph-heavy back catalogue then I suggest you make a sandwich and settle down in front of the exhaustive account offered by Bang the Bore. To catch up on the latest stuff you should then bookmark the Ashtray blog itself. Then you should come back here and read the next paragraph. OK, see you in an hour. The rest of you don't need to wait - they'll catch up. Right then, I'd like to pick up on a comment made by Neil Campbell in the BtB article which echoes a thought I voice further down that same page: the latest stuff is the best. The more synth-led, cosmiche direction they've been exploring for the last couple of years has produced a run of third-eye opening releases, grin-inducing in their quality. 'Cinderella Stamps' is the latest, a four track CD-r released in a run of 100 on Phil's own Memoirs of an Aesthete label, and it is almost comical to me how perfectly it ensures that I get my groove on. Pretty much every musical element I dig is there, distilled and combined. One finger piano? Check. Expansively tangerine wob-wob synths? Check. Red-hot tropical guitar? Check. And so on. It's all great but 'Outside Air' is my favourite track. Imagine Phil and Mel soundtracking the adventures of an interstellar Buddha, preaching the eternal truths to bewildered alien races on Chris Foss style space-arks. Or, if you like, it is Ashtray's 'Within You Without You'. What next, eh? What next?" - http://radiofreemidwich.wordpress.com/ Edition of 100 numbered copies.
2/16/2005 Ashtray Navigations Electric Cointelpro 3" CDR $6.99 Firstperson "Now into his l0th year operating under the ASHTRAY NAVIGATIONS moniker & with releases on such esteemed labels as MENLO PARK, JEWELLED ANTLER, SILTBREEZE, AMERICAN TAPES, CELEBRATE PSI PHENOMENON etc, PHIL TODD continues to conjure up his own unique brand of rural psychedelic folk musik. With his prolific output under various guises (ANNA PLANETA, A WARM PALINDROME, INCA EYEBALL, TARGET SHOPPERS, DOGLIVEROIL, GREEN MONKEY, TEA CULTURE etc etc...) not to mention his previously longrunning label & distro - BETLEY WELCOMES CAREFULDRIVERS, PHIL TODD has been a tireless champion & exponent of fucked-up rock, avant-folk, mangled pop, allout noise, indeed 'outsider' art in all its forms. For 'ELECTRIC COINTELPRO' we are treated to 4 superb tracks of organic drone & inspired electric gtr aktion. An excellent addition to an ever-expanding resume." All released are 3" cdr's housed in hand-made clear acetate covers with information printed on one side and an image on the other.
3/19/2015 Ashtray Navigations Fluctuants CDR $10.99 Memoirs Of An Aesthete "New one for 2015, although recorded the previous year. As a contrast the the more recent, carefully pieced-together, slick and digitally processed Ashtray Navigations works (yes, really)...we have... a return to the old days. Yes we're talking cranked up old shitty amps, feedback, reckless guitar anti-heroics and bog-paper earplugs all round. Its loud and its lovely. This will not last! jump in now etc etc. CD-R limited to 75 copies in colour cover."
6/19/2007 Ashtray Navigations Four Raga Moods CDR $12.99 Revival Records "Reissue of the first CD by UK psychedelic noise/drone/blues one-man operation Ashtray Navigations. Originally released in 1997 by Betley Welcomes Careful Drivers and long unavailable (not to be confused with the recent Four More Raga Moods CD on Ikuisuus which has completely different material). Everything from junkyard metal raga to disorientating field recordings of electraic holler to tapehiss drenched third ear static. In other words, what you'd usually expect from Ashtray but, dig, done much earlier. CDR edition of 100."
8/22/2008 Ashtray Navigations Fuzzbottle Phenomena CDR $13.99 Memoirs Of An Aesthete "New recordings from july 2008 in which the fuzzbottle is shaken by several fathoms full of swirling psych guitar oscillations. tremelo spit and scouring grit fuzz. Who left it on top of the amp then? don't do that you'll stain the carpet...edition of 100 copies in screenprinted wallets - first new release in donkeys years from the revitalised Memoirs Of An Aesthete label!
4/20/2008 Ashtray Navigations Hands Under Water Reaching For Nothing 1995-1997 CDR $12.99 Revival "Vintage recordings dug up from 1995-97, including material for the 1st ashtray navigations LP which was never issued plus a track which never made the final cut of FOUR RAGA MOODS because it sounded too much like the work of someone else (can you guess who?) back in the mid-90s when YOU were listening to Pearl Jam, Ashtray Navigations sounded like this. numbered edition of 100"
5/31/2008 Ashtray Navigations In Liquid Bravado CDR $12.99
"Two new numbers indicating a few new tricks in the ashtray bag, a rendition of a very obscure Spanish folk tune to start things off (so obscure nobody else in history has ever heard it!) and a slowly transforming live blast recorded at the beautiful Second Layer record shop in London a couple of months ago. Limited to 99 copies in an inscrutable red-on-black cover design which I would guess is dedicated to White Light/White Heat."
6/27/2009 Ashtray Navigations Johnny Fuckoff Minotaur (Easter Exit 2) CDR $12.99 Memoirs Of An Aesthete "....and a new one from easter 2009. Believe it or not, these are the first 2009 Ashtray Navigations recordings to be released, so there. And this is quite definitely the last in the "painted clamshells" series of CDRs (this time they are mostly yellow, fact fans). Sort of a response to a review which described Ash Nav as "obviously Heldon-influenced"...news to me, but I decided to Go For It and prove the reviewer right. But imagine a bunch of early 70s frenchmen playing all of their psychedelic records, all of their Ocora records and all their prog/fusion at once whilst angry drum machines beamed in against their will from an alternate future blast out very mutated hip-hop beats. Apparently Mr. R.Pinhas was an attendee at a Paris Ash Nav gig and is said to have remarked "I thought they only had pop music in England these days". This release may prove him right also. This is also the first Ashtray release to be almost all digitally recorded....and you'll be surprised how fucked up it sounds - gawd bless technology for giving us so many options. Our most fun-packed CDR for a while." Edition of 100 copies.
12/12/2009 Ashtray Navigations Six Imaginary Scenes From The Life Of Muhammad Al Aqil LP $29.99 Nashazphone "This newest candle burning outing from the long going UK Psych project headed by Mr. Phil Todd continues the quest for the farthest possible cosmic frequencies through FX, guitar, synth, and saz on a bed of field recordings. Some tracks in here almost enter the pantheon of NEW AGE MUSIC! Edition of 240 copies."
11/15/2008 Ashtray Navigations Skewered By Clouds CDR $11.99 Memoirs of an Aesthete "Reissue of a long oop release featruring a trio of Phil Todd, Mel Crowley and Arttu of AVARUS / AMON DUDE / HETERO SKELETON. Field recordings of a very dramatic thunderstorm overlaid with free psych jamming and electronic pulsations."
2/11/2006 Ashtray Navigations Sky Whine CDR $12.99 Memoirs of an Aesthete "Three new tunes and a piece of shiny cardboard. Two short and mildly melodic solo Phil Todd numbers to start you off then a headlong rush into the murky junkyard of dreams which also features Phil Legard of the almighty Xenis Emputae Travelling Band. Dedicated to the inaudible sound of the whining sky. Sound never dies, it’s up there all the time – just press 'play' to tune into it."
2/1/2005 Ashtray Navigations Some Cat Lost In His Own Picture 7" $8.99 Memoirs Of An Aesthete “Six interweaving tracks recorded Leeds Easter 2004. Dictophone cut-up while catsitting, tabla volley, junkyard folk, bare wall howl and fast musical chairs with the legs falling off. Ideal for any witches jukebox, provided it runs at 33. Ten years of Ashtray Navigating spawns a lost kitty instead of a monster. You may have been king of the jungle back in Africa, but in this circus you're just another bozo. Edition of 170 copies.”
9/17/2006 Ashtray Navigations Sweet Iron Feet CDR $9.99 Chocolate Monk "More hot orbit action from Mr Todd. Perfectly formed fog sounds via guitar, violin, electronics and who knows what else, all drenched in fx spit. Gloaming smoke rings float high, man."
2/21/2009 Ashtray Navigations Ten Layer Terror CDR $9.99 Memoirs of an Aesthete "Ten short pieces with the accent on brevity, for a change. Recorded in late '08, runs the usual Ashtray gamut - psych guitar flourishes, chugging synthesis and hard compresso-rock and all the rest, but in a less rambling timeframe....could possibly be described as "coming attractions" disc with a few sidelong glances in the rear view mirror.....limited to 100 copies on green vinyl CDRs."
4/20/2008 Ashtray Navigations The Beast Series / Ssssnares CDR $12.99 Memoirs of an Aesthete Reissue of two 3" cdr's originally released in early 2005. Numbered edition of 100 copies.
8/23/2011 Ashtray Navigations Three Rockets Thicken 7" + download $6.49 Trensmat "Packing 3 tracks onto their first piece of vinyl for Trensmat, the ultra-prolific Ashtray Navigations bring 20 years of recording experience to the table for you, the discerning listener. A-side 'Monkey Music/Throw Money At The Monkeys' marries gentle melodic guitar twanging to intense trebly arpeggios and ascending/descending sweeps of synth. An effect at once calming and unnerving, the ride lasts for almost six minutes, giving ample time to get lost before snapping back to reality long enough to turn the record over. 'Dinshan P Ghadali' the shorter of the two tracks on the B, is a seemingly momentary snapshot where melancholic pads and fretwork intertwine beneath a slow electronic pulse. 'Rocket Dust Slipping Out Of Your Mouth Some Afternoon' begins with a clean analogue synth line that is soon accompanied by multiple layers of soaring guitars and white noise - all of which is held together for a time with sparse electronic percussion before the layers are eventually peeled back to a serene finale...and the rocket dust settles. Of course we wouldn't just leave you hanging like that - on the sleeve is a URL to take you to an exclusive digital extra piece, 'War Is Like A Cake'. This near 20-minute blowout features soothing ambient waves throughout, though it does contrast with the relative calm of the vinyl tracks - the noise war begins 55 seconds in and is served slice by slice for much of the remaining duration. VERY limited edition 7" in full colour wraparound picture sleeve (+ 3 downloads)."
9/11/2012 Ashtray Navigations Three Spots Two Circles double 3" CDR & Poster $16.99 Medusa "45 minutes of new music from Ashtray Navigations is always something to celebrate. 7 pieces spread over 2 discs that play out something like a meditation on the interlocking dreamscapes of the time crystal of the universe part 8, eternal re-burn. Seriously peels your lid. Comes with a 10x16inch two-color silk-screen poster by head-mind telepath Phil Todd." Edition of 50 copies.
9/16/2004 Ashtray Navigations To Your Fucking Feather'd Wings CD $12.99 Gold Soundz / Absurd "The Rock Album. Ashtray Navigations commiserates ten years of broken equipment action by recording a CD of blasted soaring guitar psych. The drummer and second guitarist fail to turn up to the recording sessions but hey thats OK we'll just turn the amps up instead. You may think there's lots of effects pedals utilised for this one, but no no no it is just the sounds of rusty circuit boards corroded tape and the pain what's in yo' heart. Ashtray Navigations have been recording artistes for siltbreeze, celebrate psi phenomenon, american tapes, betley welcomes careful drivers, menlo park, gameboy, jewelled antler, staalplaat and countless others. Ashtray Navigations will not be stopping at any time soon. Goodnight fuck
you. Hope you sleep easy." - Phil Todd
4/29/2004 Ashtray Navigations Yesterdays Teeth Cast in Gold CDR $13.99 Pseudo Arcana “Showing just how far ahead of the game he is, Mr Todd presents a classic 25mins from the vaults... At 1st I didn't realise that this music is 6-7 years old, it sounds so damn CURRENT! Wonderful dronings and guitar scrabblings from the litter strewn glades of the forest of the plastic trees. Very very good indeed!
6/25/2011 Askew, Ed / Black Swans split 7" $5.99 Scioto "Scioto's first release, a split single featuring outsider folk from THE BLACK SWANS and ED ASKEW. Ed's first album was released in 1967 on the legendary ESP-Disk label. Earlier this year, Drag City released his new album, Imperfection. The Black Swans released their fourth full-length album, Don't Blame the Stars, in May of this year on Misra Records. The two artists are touring together for the first half of June 2011."
11/8/2013 Aster Things That Just Happen LP + download $17.99 REL "'Things That Just Happen' is the 2nd full length release by the duo of Ashley Paul and Eli Keszler. A longstanding collaboration, this record incapsulates a merging of the off kilter, quiet and fragile song based work of ashley with the decisive and material based sound which can be seen in the duos live performances. the album begins with and is framed by a multi part suite of pieces based around bowed crotales and saxophone. Simple in materials, with no electronic processing, the overtone and harmonics produced by the duo is both isolating, rich, alien and challenging. meanwhile, songs creep in throughout the record, featuring ashley and eli's guitar duos and responsive and dynamic saxophone and drum set accompanying ashley's singing. 'Things That Just Happen' is a powerful take on the unusual complex of song based melody, and psycho acoustic experimentation. Released in a limited pressing on heavy 200 grm vinyl with insert and printed drawings. The record is available as a LP (with download card) or as a digital download."
1/30/2010 Astin, Jeffry Stray Dreams Zodiac c20 cassette $5.99 Housecraft "In stride with the no-fi key fidelities established on an earlier summer split c19 with Josh Burke - densely packed and deeply hypnotic, all flows."
3/20/2007 Astral Social Club #1-7 MP3 CDR $10.99
"One disk containing 256kbps MP3 rips of the entire first seven CDR installments in the ongoing ASC research process/saga. Check the source material for the vhf100 CD, plus a whole other wad of long-unavailable sound. Original single CDR versions of each of the volumes were available in editions of 100 - this is an unlimited edition. 57 tracks, 316 minutes."
9/17/2006 Astral Social Club #10 CDR $10.99
"Recording of the ASC power trio, live at Subcurrent festival in Glasgow, April 2006. Neil Campbell and Tirath Singh Nirmala throw down string/wind/electro action which is then mangled by Richard Youngs' brutal FX. Heavy liquid 35 minute suite in four movements."
3/20/2007 Astral Social Club #11 CDR $10.99
"Content this time around is highly nitrous, with much overloaded top-end twinkle. Check for some particularly screwy (and often barely-recognisable) versions of tracks set for release on QBICO and Important Records later this year, taking the demented recent ASC live persona and twisting it further with heavy collage / layering techniques. Offset this with remedial drumbox stumble and mysterious processed tracks and you know there's only one hotel you can be checking into. Edition of 150 in colour ASC corporate house-style. 7 tracks, 42 minutes."
3/20/2007 Astral Social Club #12 CDR $10.99
"More jams culled from sessions both live in the field and at home, again sometimes touching on alternate-universe takes on tracks destined for LP and CD issue. Huge chord swathes, babbling ectoplasm rituals, crunching delay unit swing, weird time tricks, scattershot beats, all propped up with shards of the patented ASC heavy tonal foundation. Edition of 150 in colour ASC corporate house-style. 8 tracks 44 minutes."
7/16/2009 Astral Social Club #19 CDR $10.99
"Edited from 2 live performances in London, 2008/09 - Neil Campbell, Spider Stacy, John Clyde-Evans, Stewart Keith and the massed ranks of the A Band chorale. 6 tracks, 34 minutes."
3/6/2010 Astral Social Club #21 CDR $9.99
"Seven more slabs from the basement lab, recorded 2008-10 - ersatz birdsong, scalpel electronics, super-trem strings, blunt instrument digital mutations, fried static constructions, throbs, clicks, choirs of angels + the sound of haywire. Edition of 100. 7 tracks, 37 minutes."
2/11/2006 Astral Social Club #6 CDR $12.99
"New collection running the astral gamut, and bookended by skewed takes on the Temptations' "Get Ready" riff, although Berry Gordy's gonna have to have good ears and lawyers if he wants to sue. 10 tracks, 44 minutes."
2/11/2006 Astral Social Club #7 CDR $12.99
"Kicks off kinda new age, sampling a Mick Flower blissed-out groove pretty early on, before taking a dive into total alien territory, only to be brought back to earth by a homely pop number before the last 4 tracks twist it all over the shop again, comprising as they do mash-ups/remixes by the enigmatic Tirath Singh Nirmala (aka "the artist formerly known as John Clyde-Evans). 10 tracks, 47 minutes."
6/11/2006 Astral Social Club #8 CDR $10.99
"After a winter spent with new baby, jamming aphex/theo parrish (dazed daytimes) and axolotl/dead machines (graveyard shift), comes the new Astral Social disk. In here, there's a mix of recent obsessions = raw reel-to-reel edits, steamrollered riffing, garage dream music, splattered eurodisco, FX madness all culminating in a deep wallow in beatless birdsong ecstacy. Respendent in full-colour artwork for the first time. 5 tracks, 40+ mins."
11/1/2014 Astral Social Club Fountain Transmitter Medications LP + CD $16.99 Vhf "A boggling and super-fun 100+ minutes from Neil Campbell's Astral Social Club, Fountain Transmitter Medications delivers the head-on collision of classic UK electronic styles, electric grit and the future. The LP starts with a set of tight chuggers, the high-end racket of "Infinity Thug" ripping through the speakers before closing the side with the loping "Grisly Terroir." Side two is comprised of the 20-minute epic "Diamonds in the Dreich," a mid-tempo journey of Throbbing Gristle-ish lurch-pulse and disembodied voices, giving way after ten minutes to an organ-interlude which accelerates into a full-on rock jam loaded with scathing guitar slashing. It's unlike anything else in the Astral Social Club catalog. The CD ("side three") offers three lengthy explorations of key facets of the overall Astral Social concept, where Campbell really stretches out and lets the tape run-the rushing sound effects and buried rock of "Sun Still God," the bristling electric juddering of "Erotic Meditation," and the blown-out space-rock (!) of "Squeegee Anthem #3."
2/4/2007 Astral Social Club MCR Blast square lathe cut 8" $25.99 Alt.Vinyl Numbered edition of 150 copies. Features live recordings of Neil Campbell (Vibracathedral Orchestra) and Arttu Partinen (Avarus).
2/25/2008 Astral Social Club Model Town In a Field of Mudd LP $19.99 Textile "Model Town in a field of Mud is the result of a collaboration between Neil Cambell and John Clyde Evans. This album was recorded largely thru the post during John's year long stay in India. (although the very last few minutes are the duo live in Sheffield right after he returned). This album is a 50/50 collaboration, hopefully the first of many! John Clyde Evans has a lenghty career, even if he did "disappear" for a few years. John was in the band Hood (Domino Recordings) then cut a couple of great solo records, then disapeared, reappearing using his Sikh name of Tirath Singh Nirmala, cutting an LP with Richard Yuongs, then reverting his original name and droping the magnificent "Apetal Thunderfall" CD on us earlier this year!! Neil Campbell is a cornerstone of the UK underground and played in Vibracathedral Orchestra, Sunroof, A Band, with Richard Youngs, Damo Susuki and many many other artists. Despite some esoteric path, Model Town in a field of mud reconfirm John and Neil intentions to blast techno into the Stratosphere."
7/10/2008 Astral Social Club Monster Mittens 7" $4.99 Dirty Knobby Industries "New single by Neil Campbell's ever-evolving solo project, Astral Social Club. Neil (A Band, Vibracathedral Orchestra) with assistance from Karl Bauer (Axolotl) unleashes two electronic psychedelic noise jams with distorted loops, cascading feedback, and the sound of hypnotic drones recorded in space. 500 pressed."
1/24/2009 Astral Social Club Plug Music Ramoon LP $20.99 Dancing Wayang "Dancing Wayang Records are proud to present the new studio-recorded, full-length album by Neil Campbell's ASTRAL SOCIAL CLUB. Featuring two tracks of fearless sonic bliss and two long journeys to a state of sustained ecstasy "Plug Music Ramoon" was recorded in one day on analogue 2" tape. This limited edition 12" comes housed in a gorgeous hand-printed silkscreen sleeve. Sequenced in chronological order on the LP as the tracks were recorded in the studio, the opener 'Flamingo Moon' takes off into outer space. It's a gentle start to the impending Astral chaos as the rambunctious 'Punk Rocker / Mug Cracker' noisily propels itself and its passengers forwards. This 14 minute showdown is divided into two parts with the loose, drum-led Punk Rocker submerging into the swooping sonics of the Mug Cracker. Side 2 introduces a playful element into the spiral density with percussive sticks and bells providing a tribal backdrop for resonant electronics, keyboard odysseys and some experimental vocal work from helmsman Neil Campbell. After a wild solar adventure, the album culminates in 'Ramoon Ramoon', a considered and tight improvisation that steers the Club homeward. Whilst Club member John Clyde-Evans's laptop contributions provide much of the backbone groove of the album, Stewart Keith adds light and shade on a variety of keyboards and toys. But it's Campbell's dense guitars that thicken the very stem of these four tracks and leads his Astral Social Club to conjure up his dreams and visions. Neil Campbell is a stalwart of the UK experimental music scene who began making music in the early 1980s. Originally a member of loose improvisational collective A-Band, he established himself more firmly in the 90s as a founding member of Vibracathedral Orchestra. Campbell utilizes guitars, electronics, vocals and laptop generated and manipulated sounds in his freeform improvisations. In 2005 he embarked on his solo project Astral Social Club often drawing on the talents of kindred spirits. Stewart Keith is a long-time friend and collaborator of Neil Campbell and one of the main members of Nottingham's the A-Band playing free drone and high-energy rock music and championing an un-tutored, elemental and almost primitive approach to music making. John Clyde-Evans, aka Tirath Singh Nirmala , has played with artists such as Richard Youngs and Vibracathedral Orchestra contributing computer generated sounds, electronics and violin." Edition of 500 copies.
1/17/2010 Astral Social Club / Glockensiel split 7" $9.99 Krayon Recordings "Wheezing skyward born machine groans and gasped tremolo root to a kinetic pulse, while distant melody zones ascend to circulate around the bass flex on this face chewer by Neil Campbell. On the flip is the first vinyl cut by Glockenspiel, flocculent tones weave with tom rub and bowed metal harmonics, drifting on the back of a drum dub to the heart of a snow-blind haze of feedback, amplified string scrape and analogue electronics. Spin at 45. Art by Noah Campbell."
8/31/2010 ASTRO / Hiroshi Hasegawa Fracture Composition CD $16.99 Rape Art Productions "The 2nd album from the Japanese noise artist ASTRO aka Hiroshi Hasegawa member of legendary CCCC in our label is called Fracture Composition. In this new apperance ASTRO offers to us three cold tracks within the most raw japanese noise, it sounds sometimes a variety of dense atmospheres mixtured with deep textures. Recorded for your ears bleed. Source material got from ASTRO live performances and decomposed by the master Hiroshi Hasegawa at Shirakaba Studio. Cover design by Lasse Marhaug. Limited to 295 copies, full color artwork.
Tracks list:
1. Fracture Composition
2. Live At Ufo Factory
3. Japanese Royal Blue Part 3
Time: 53:28
9/30/2008 Astro / Hiroshi Hasegawa Strata CDR $13.99 Cut Hands "Since founding C.C.C.C. in the early nineties Hiroshi Hasegawa has been exploring the psychedelic edges of the worldwide noise underground to become one of the godfathers of the current noise scene. Cut Hands is extremely proud to release Strata, which to me stands as one of his most out there sets to date. Here Hasegawa manages to use his loud, psychedelic experience to launch a bold cosmic journey into the darkest corners of space. Perfect synthesizer build ups to crushing episodes of oscillating synth, pulsating into infinity. 75 copies, in slimline dvd cases. Artwerk by fartjerk."
11/17/2007 Astro Jazkamer Hairstylistics Motorcycle Fuck with the Ghostrider CD $13.99 Archive "A completely violent little disc documenting this live 2007 Tokyo performance pitting some really heavyweights in the underground world of "noise" on stage together. (Lasse Marhaug, Hiroshi Hasegawa, Masaya Nakahara, and John Hegre). Housed in center opening heavy stock sleeve with circular diecut adorned with graphic work from Mr. Lasse himself. Pressing of 600 copies."
8/8/2009 Astromero Live In San Francisco LP $15.99 No Fun "Astromero is the psychedelic synth / noise project of Japanese pioneer Hiroshi Hasegawa (Astro,CCCC), and LA's Damion Romero (Speculum Fight). Side A is a live show in San Francisco, a total scorcher with an immense level of energy where shifting walls of synthetic sound produced by Hasegawa are complemented by the signature rumbling low end frequencies coming from Damion's custom electronics. Side B is a new studio track, full of brain melting tones and showing the more compositional side of this sick ongoing collaboration. Limited to 350."
3/27/2004 Astronauts Issue #4 zine $6.99
After a long absence, Jon Dale’s Astronauts zine is back! This new issue features articles / interviews with Tower Recordings, Hall of Fame, Shirley Collins, Tim Barnes, Bill Wells, David Behrman and the Sonic Arts Union, loads of reviews and much more!
5/31/2009 Aswara Aswara CDR $9.99 Azriel "Vibrational string theory in an inner cosmos. hand stamped and embossed art paper covers with hand lettered text. numbered ed. of 160." Features ex-Death Chant duo.
8/4/2007 At Waugh With Gieles Cautious Movements CDR $7.99 Brothers "At Waugh With Gieles is the alter ego of the youthful Camryn Rothenbury, resident of Perth, Western Australia. In his first outing for the Brothers imprint, Rothernbury delivers 3 tracks of slow-burning guitar drone. Tense shimmering waves of tonal layerings and feedback squall slowly build and retreat with a harkening to such comparitive predecessors as Thela or early Fushitsusha. Occassional bursts of other oblique fragments of instrumentation build upon a solid core of late night meanderings."
6/27/2009 Atavist II: Ruined double LP $17.99 Aurora Borealis "Having toured extensively in the UK with both SUNN O))) and Khanate around 2004 - 2006, the band were stalwarts of the growing extreme doom scene, and were widely hailed as the next great UK hope. The self-titled debut album was one of its kind: picture every negative emotion ever conceived, set to some of the most crawling, painful, polarizing, and mesmerizing atmospheric blackened sludge doom ever, and you'll get a glimpse of the blackened heart of Atavist. The band's second album, II:Ruined, is a massive, monolithic, introverted chapter of audial suffering and torment. It sees Atavist plunge further into the audial abyss by incorporating more layers and substance to their art (not unlike the way Japan's Corrupted portray their immaculate aesthetic). Heavier, more diverse, intricate, and melodic, II:Ruined is just that; an unforgiving observation of self-reflection, repentance, and desperation. With guest performances from Justin Greaves, (ex-Iron Monkey, Crippled Black Phoenix), and dark folk/rock/doomster Rose Kemp, (who's 'Unholy Majesty' LP saw release in 2008 on Aurora Borealis ), II:Ruined is a decidedly darker beast, lurking in the shadows, evading the casual listener and rewarding the devotee. It is interesting to note that this was the final album for this line up of the band, one can only wonder at the self-fulfilling prophecy of such and immense and bleak work. Perhaps its a wonder they are all still alive. This double vinyl edition of II:Ruined on Aurora Borealis marks a long overdue vinyl release for this important milestone of extreme doom in the UK, and stands in monolithic testament to their achievement." Limited edition of 500 copies housed in a gatefold sleeve.
4/10/2005 Attack Complete Recordings 1967-1969 CD $15.99 Acme / Lion "The complete output from the prime era of this epochal band, taken for the very first time from the original master tapes—a fact which no other issue of this music can boast! fifteen tracks of essential UK freakbeat/psych, with hard-edged, sitar-esque guitar, great vocals and prominent organ; includes both sides of their five recorded singles (four were released), plus five additional tracks; Alan Whithead left the group to form Marmalade; Davey O’List joined the Nice, and the rest of the band evolved into the great Andromeda." - Lion Productions
8/22/2008 Attar Cups untitled LP $21.99 Blackest Rainbow "We hit up our fourth vinyl release with this beauty which was originally intended to be a cassette only release (it still will be available on cassette, but only in a tiny run). This Maine based crew features a host of psychedelic jam talent... Nemo of Drona Parva and head honcho of Time-Lag Records, Sparrow WIldchild of The Bummer Road, and the three members of Visitations, whose record on Time-Lag last year was one of 2007's best! So this is the second recording from this crew, the first being last years Sloow Tape. This beast is different to the Sloow vibe, still with a super nice jam band sound, but projecting to a maybe more 'song' (in the loosest possible way) based plane, a little like Visitations. Limited to 300 copies with zero info and stickered black sleeves."
12/12/2009 Ättestupa 1867 12" $10.99 DNT "Northern Europe 1867: A winter so harsh, a spring so cold and a summer so late. A dead harvest. The failure of the crop meant starvation and thousands and thousands of people died. Bark bread, lichen gruel and families slowly fading away. This bleak period, ended in 1869, resulted in that more Swedes than ever emigrated to Northern America and other places for a better life. Based around those years, Gothenburg's Ättestupa here creates an absolutely terrific soundtrack to this misery with their new 3-song EP. Exploring the dark past of their native country Sweden, this is a well-executed journey into the neverending well of hopelessness. Into the struggle of nature and mankind. You'll recognize the sound from the RTB LP from last year and the Abisko tape, but here they are taking everything up a notch. The unique production is getting close to perfection, a raw and disgusting thick sonic bliss with a continuous crunch. A sharpened blend of noise, kraut and black metal with a crude melancholic atmosphere. Vocals buried deep under the soil and guitars being more prominent. Organs, screeching metal junk, tape loops. Pounding drums. The recording reeks of bad times and tremendous coldness and it's hard to grasp for air. No hope and definitely no joy. Recorded during the first three months of 2009. Limited to 330 copies on black vinyl."
12/24/2005 AU (aux) CDR $7.99 Foxglove "hailing from the lowlands of the netherlands, au create rich soundscapes with enough density to trap waves of light. three massive tracks of blissed-out drones that push the lilies through the soil. you'll go in expecting something desolate, and come out bathed in the sun's glow. calling to mind varying aspects of birchville cat motel and the softer side of double leopards, this duo keeps soaring through the fog, endlessly searching for a way to the stars.100 copies"
2/27/2003 AU Non-Existing Input CD $12.99 Grond Records "The untitled tracks on this CD by the duo of artist / musician Jan Borchers and Paul Klaui were recorded in various living rooms ( presumably in the Hague where AU is based) over the last year and a half. They're all live improvisations, which might explain the documentary feel permeating the album, and there's a textural depth of field to the sounds and drones that AU favour throughout. Rather than focus on conventional melodies as such, the structures here concentrate on sculpting dense, emotive, shifting clouds of ambience and sustained analogue notes, around which heavily reverbed events circle and disperse. Snatched moments of overheard conversations whispering to themselves, soft electronic flutters and drifting piano chords create a ghostly, grainy, sombre mood, alternately soothing and unnerving." – The Wire

Aube Timemind CD $21.99 Alchemy "Alchemy limited edition series 'Inner Mind Music' 2nd release. Source material: monophonic analog sequence synth: Firstman SQ 01. New recordings. This CD is dedicated to Klaus Schulze."

Aube / Nagisa Ni Te / Naoki Zushi Orbital Confluence-Benefit 200 CD $17.99 Neurec "First release from the label of famed writer Takuya Sakaguchi (famous for making L.A.F.M.S. known in Japan and now writing for G-Modern), published in conjunction with a benefit concert for supporting people suffered from the Hanshin Awaji earthquake in 1995. Included is 'Sonority Area' by Aube (which is over 25 minutes) and two tracks each by cosmic folk bands Nagisa Ni Te and Naoki Zushi (former member of Hijokaidan).
3/6/2010 Audial Weavings Vol. 1 CDR $8.99 Scumbag Relations "First in a series of several long form / wave / drone studies. No processing, feedback or effects used on this installment. Recorded in real time. Use of headphones and/or increased/decreased volume recommended to aid in various listening possibilities. Packaged in clear slim-line cases with double sided laser print covers and glossy labels. (In order to achieve the highest possible fidelity, we have decided to issue this recording as a cd-r)."
3/6/2010 Audial Weavings Vol. 2 CDR $8.99 Scumbag Relations "Second in a series of several long form / wave / drone studies. Minimal processing was used on this installment. Recorded in real time.Examinations of the correlation of various wave and tonal forms which, when placed side by side, create the illusion of something more intricate and engaging than when left to function on their own. Packaged in clear slim-line cases with double sided laser print covers and glossy labels. (In order to achieve the highest possible fidelity, we have decided to issue this recording as a cd-r)."
10/5/2004 Aufgehoben Anno Fauve CD $19.99 Riot Season "Third CD release from Riot Season and the third album from the newly shortened monikered Aufgehoben (previously Aufgehoben No Process). Anno Fauve sees the band collaborate once again with stereo guitar virtuoso Gary Smith (Mass, Glass Cage, Powerfield etc). Anno Fauve is an album for those who like their music difficult with the density, dynamics and bludgeoning distortion levels that have become the hallmarks of an Aufgehoben release. Anno Fauve contains 6 tracks spread over 50 minutes and comes in a wonderfully weird designed sleeve."
3/20/2007 Aufgehoben Axiologue / Thermidor One Five picture disc 7" $6.99 White Denim "Limited to 524 copies. Comes in a real cardstock sleeve, not just a polybag, recommended for fans of Hijokaidan, Air Conditioning, Seven Minutes of Nausea, Hamid Drake, Mainliner, etc."
5/16/2015 Augenmusik Augenmusik c40 cassette + download $8.99 Eiderdown "Augenmusik is comprised of Samara Lubelski (Tower Recordings, Thurston Moore Band, many amazing solo releases) and Werner Notzel and Thilo Kuhn from Stuttgart's sweet freak collective Metabolismus. Together these three will take you on a night train of sliding electric violin and gurgling analog electronics. Amazing material from three sensitive musicians, a complete mental zone to soundtrack the shapes on the inside of your eyeballs. Black and metallic green ink screen print on light green paper. Limited to 100 copies."
12/24/2005 August Born August Born CD $14.99 Drag City "August Born is a collaboration between Japan's Hiroyuki Usui and Six Organs of Admittance's Ben Chasny. Well versed 'heads already know Hiroyuki under his alias of L, in which he recorded the subtle psychedelic gem, Holy Letters. Along with spending time in Marble Sheep, he also played drums for Fushitsusha for six years and played in an early incarnation of Ghost, which can be seen on the live DVD, Metamorphosis. Holy Letters was an early template for Six Organs when it was released nearly ten years ago. August Born started off as a game that was based on the idea of 'fortuitous mistranslation.' That is: even if they didn't understand exactly what the other wanted to do or where to go with the song, the songs themselves would find their own direction. The project started with the scraping sounds of a bird being buried. As improbable as it seemed, these sounds eventually created music. August Born is a mellow work seamlessly blending Hiroyuki's guitar, vocals, vibes, harmonium, bass, drums, cello, field recordings, and didgeridoo with Chasny's unmistakable voice and guitar. The tunes found here hold rewards that will only grow with patience and time."
12/24/2005 August Born August Born LP $15.99 Drag City "August Born is a collaboration between Japan's Hiroyuki Usui and Six Organs of Admittance's Ben Chasny. Well versed 'heads already know Hiroyuki under his alias of L, in which he recorded the subtle psychedelic gem, Holy Letters. Along with spending time in Marble Sheep, he also played drums for Fushitsusha for six years and played in an early incarnation of Ghost, which can be seen on the live DVD, Metamorphosis. Holy Letters was an early template for Six Organs when it was released nearly ten years ago. August Born started off as a game that was based on the idea of 'fortuitous mistranslation.' That is: even if they didn't understand exactly what the other wanted to do or where to go with the song, the songs themselves would find their own direction. The project started with the scraping sounds of a bird being buried. As improbable as it seemed, these sounds eventually created music. August Born is a mellow work seamlessly blending Hiroyuki's guitar, vocals, vibes, harmonium, bass, drums, cello, field recordings, and didgeridoo with Chasny's unmistakable voice and guitar. The tunes found here hold rewards that will only grow with patience and time."
4/21/2008 Auk Theatre / The Collection of the Late Howell Bend Auk Theatre / The Collection of the Late Howell Bend cassette $8.99 Bread and Animals "An expanded listening session that breaths towards visions of KORLA PANDIT, TOM DISSEVELT, and early 1900's fair / carnival folklore. two tracks contain the aural documentation of the wanderers of the AUK THEATRE. check out their beautiful visions of the parallel continent on the Ubu Web archives (http://www.ubuweb.com/film/moon.html). two tracks from the COLLECTION, another project of Auk Theatre mind IRENE MOON. a beautiful blend of organ tunes and more introspective signals."
5/20/2009 Aural Fit II CD $15.99 PSF "The reincarnation of the in-the-red psych aesthetics of early High Rise. One of the biggest underground psych/noise rock discoveries was Tokyo-based Aural Fit. A heavy, bludgeoning cudgel of a band, all distorted grime and redlined aggression, their 2004 self-released first album burst over the scene like a big bag of heavy spanners. They followed up with a track on Tokyo Flashback 5, but then line-up changes seemed to sideline their juddering, thundering rock juggernaut. Leader Mondo Bohachi has gone about reassembling the group from the ground up, and these are the first recorded results. If anything, it's even scarier, noisier and more rock than last time. 'Loud' and 'psychedelic' are still the watchwords, needles in the red all the way, and all the Stooges, Blue Cheer, TG, etc., references you might require are present and correct." - Alan Cummings.
9/6/2002 Aurora Plastics Company Low Noise CD $10.99 Bobby J Records / Crunchy Food Organization "A dirty, yet simmering atmosphere surrounds these free noise improvisations built out of lo-fi guitar feedback, siren like modulations of analog electronics, theremin, clarinet, accordian, organs, etc. Wouldn’t be out of place on Ecstatic Peace or Siltbreeze." – Aquarius. Aurora Plastics Company is Anne Heller and Lars Nielsen.
3/20/2007 Auto Da Fe The Spectre CD $12.99 Secret Eye "Secret Eye is very happy to release the debut full-length from the fabulous Auto Da Fe! "The Spectre" spans a wide range of sounds from trad-flavored freak-folk to Middle Eastern raga to 80's gothic minimalist rock. Guest appearances include Joel Connell, Aaron Kenyon and Henry Barnes from Man is the Bastard. Fans of Amps For Christ will revel in its unique beauty." - label. "Martin Kvisvic and Tara Tavi of Amps for Christ teamed up in Auto Da Fe to mess up with the geopolitics of our planet. Using a brilliantly mismatched arsenal of traditional instruments, the two of them shatter cultural and political frontiers. Through the course of the 18 tracks, the listener is treated to guzheng (a Chinese zither), Tibetan cymbals, tambur, balalaika (a Russian lute), bouzouki, and various bowed instruments, in addition to Gothic harp and tablas (performed by guest musicians), and more conventional (i.e. Western) instruments. The songs -- all original, it seems, but there are no songwriting credits -- mimic folk styles to add to the cultural confusion. For instance, 'Past Times' sounds very much like an old English song, except that Tara's voice is backed by guzheng. Following a similar logic, 'Ne'er Do will' could be a skiprope rhyme, 'Huar Weishenme' would be a Jewish lament, and 'The Spectre' might be a frantic East-European instrumental tune. But the instrumentation always sends such issues out the window. What is left is this duo's unbridled creativity, their knowledgeable disregard toward tradition, and Tara Tavi's voice, at times charming, haunting or scary ('Undun'). Several guests contribute to the sound palette, including members of Man is the Bastard. The overall attitude is definitely that of the underground folk scene, but ignores its improvisational/jam aspect; The Spectre is thoroughly composed and focuses on catchy -- if unpredictably arranged -- tunes. A find to treasure and one of the truly surprising albums of 2006." - François Couture in All-Music Guide

Autodidact Welcome to the Dissonance Engine CD $14.99 Monotremata “Heavy ambient trance from one man and a massed army of guitars fed through miles of effects and set to slow-motion, minimalist beats. Sprawling, dense, hypnotic and psychedelic. This is the first Autodidact cd after years of cassette-only releases.”
9/16/2007 Autumn Galaxy An Emperor's Garden CDR $7.99 House of Alchemy "So delicate, the sounds that unfold here. Brad Rose and Ville Mosquiitto return as Autumn Galaxy with another discharge of aural marvel. They tip-toe around one another, laying out a finely-crafted set of music that manages to be both dense with texture and startlingly fragile. Fractured sound-scapes, shattered banjo and endless buzz are just some of the elements at play here." Edition of 123 copies.
3/1/2007 Autumn Shade Ezra Moon CD $12.99 Strange Attractors Audio House "Autumn Shade is the nom de plume of Jes Lenee', a stunning young songstress brimming with unbridled talent. Toting a satchelful of pensively beautiful tunes, Lenee' possesses a voice as pristine as any your ears have heard in this lifetime. A classically trained piano prodigy, Lenee' was penning songs at the age of eleven, many of which won award recognition. Ultimately seduced by the craft of songwriting, Autumn Shade is a marriage of her piano prowess and folk-inspired guitar strumming. Set to splash with their full-length debut Ezra Moon, Autumn Shade has concocted a fascinating foray into an ethereal yet emotionally raw netherworld. Ezra Moon is a unique sepia-toned microcosm that intertwines folk, chamber music, psychedelia, rock, and indie singer/songwriter. With additional instrumentation of violin, hammer dulcimer, and percussion-as well as a healthy penchant for sonic experimentation-the sound is reminiscent of the female artists that helped define the 4AD sound. Jes Lenee's classical roots and compositional sense invoke the avant-chamber feel of Rachel's, if they were enveloped in the hazy folk atmosphere in which Marissa Nadler resides."
2/6/2003 Avarus A-V-P CDR $19.99 267 lattajjaa "23 minutes of coolest psychedelia, one long piece recorded live in Pori last april and slightly mixed afterwards. Line-up on this record: Roope Eronen, Janne Laurila, Lars Mattila, Markus Mäki, Tero Niskanen, Arttu Partinen and Kevin Regan. Released January 8, 2003. Hand-coloured sleeves, limited edition of 150 copies."
9/9/2013 Avarus Emsalo c40 cassette $11.99 Troglosound "Yeah, the Finnish force hits again! Helsinki's freak-out collective is jamming hard here: lo-fi electronics' madness, space-rock guitars' riffs, super-groovy bass lines melt down with a psychedelic percussive section, to make this cassette a crazy mixture of free form & goofy acid visions in the classic Avarus style at its best. Mood here just never goes wrong! The title comes from the name of the island where this music was recorded in August 2011 with the fine company of the Cotopaxi dudes. Artwork by Virginia Genta." Edition of 55 copies - sold out at source.
7/30/2006 Avarus II LP $15.99 HP Cycle "Here is your introduction to phase two. While there is a certain degree of continuity in the approach, II is a noticeable extrapolation of the Avarus SOUND. The album's six tracks span collage-esque pieces of audio junk to deconstructed song forms to subtly dense instrumentals. Waves of stretched electronics, distorted clank and warbling bass throb create layers of chaotic wreckage until a sudden collapse reveals an underlying stasis. Unnoticed patterns now conscious pull the listener into another time/mind continuum. Step into the g-a-p. The LP is presented in a full cover printed sleeve with suitable "found" photo art...for you to figure out what it's all about." Highly recommended!
2/24/2003 Avarus III LP $27.99 HP Cycle "The first full-length vinyl outing, following a couple of very limited self-released gems on the band's Lal Lal Lal imprint, by this Finnish collective (associated with Kemiallisett Ystavat and the Anaksimandros via their shared membership / mindset). The Avarus brand of psychedelia is a blend of mesmerising noise and clatter and shimmering beauty. The album's fourteen tracks stagger through acoustic folk strums and free psych explorations, flailing and falling around, yet are thoughtfully pieced together and end up making total sense. Pressed in an edition of 550 (first edition 330, second edition 220). Cover artwork by the band, which is bound to leave a few people scratching their heads."
5/1/2009 Avarus IV LP $21.99 Secret Eye "All-new exclusive Avarus! Fourth Secret Eye full-length and tenth release overall from this incredible Finnish band that pretty much defines modern psychedelic kraut improv. Primitive, primal and tribal, desolate and mournful, dreamy and pastoral, motorik and hypnotic. Buzzing, clattery, droning, stumbling Krautrock flecked with shimmering free-noise, avant ambience, delicate folk fuckery, and chaotic caveman psychedelic space rock. Avarus IV starts where the Rasvaaja LP ended. The IV, too, consists of Tomas Regan's careful high-quality recordings. On the IV Avarus makes and even longer dive in the warm and clear pond, into which the water is poured from both kraut and space rock, and from micro music and slapstick. The recording was made after the US tour, which guarantees the firm harmony satisfying the most demanding listeners. The delicate talent and the hilarious team spirit guarantee a recordful of heart-warming harmonies and surprising turns delighting an unprejudiced mind. The wondrous adult rock of Avarus is born from an uncompromising love for music. The finished recording deserved a fantastic cover, too. This in mind, the graphic visionaries Amanda Vähämäki and Pauliina Mäkelä spent their summer holidays swimming, drinking beer, and drawing their kaleidoscopic Davy Crockett epos inspired by music. LP only - 160 gram virgin vinyl, pressed in Czech Republic, direct metal mastering, full-color labels and jackets, all-exclusive new jams." Limited edition of 200 copies. Highly recommended!
12/1/2004 Avarus Jättiläisrotta CD $12.99 Secret Eye "The burgeoning Finnish free-folk movement has been garnering much praise and attention over the past year. From the same circle of psychos who bring us Kemialliset Ystävät, Maniac’s Dream, Pylon and the Anaksimandros comes this, the first full-length CD release by Avarus. These Finns play a left-field blend of noise, folk and, could it be... free jazz!?! Packed with aural mayhem and musical non-sequiturs, this is backward, dirt-eating freak folk that makes The Animal Collective sound like Judy Collins." Recommended!
2/20/2008 Avarus Kirppujen Saari LP $24.99 Arbor "Long touted as the forefathers of Finnish freeform psychedlic music, Avarus, a collective bearing members from The Anaksimadros, Kemialliset Ystävät, Maniacs Dream, and more, document their first tour of the United States on "Kirppujen Saari". The sounds contained show a departure and growth from typical Avarus recordings. The A side long track begins with a psychrock romper complete with full "band" instrumentation, slowly it deconstructs itself into the abstract electric/acoustic stylings and sonic spattering familiar to their previous work. Slowness builds into full on clatter filled walls of vocals, toy keyboards, horns, strums, and other acoustic junk, creating a unique and massive drone. The opposing side is pure acoustic drones composed of vocals, horns, and tribal beats. Room filling ambiance, corner clatter, and morphing silence also find a way to unobtrusively build themselves into the piece. In an edition of 350 LPs on coke bottle clear vinyl with printed labels by Bart of Sloow Tapes and proprinted full color foldover art by the band."
7/19/2009 Avarus Toosassa LP $28.99 Ultra Eczema "When you go to finland, a country where 95% of the population is inbreed, chances are that you will meet at least 7 members of the avarus family! you can smell them from a mile away, they're the adults raising their kids on homebrew white spirit, continuously producing the kind of farts you can't hear though the stench is worse than the ones that sound like a brassband. behind every finnish tree there is a member of avarus humping another avarus member, and rarely a kemialliset ystavat member (the other 5% of finns). the governement of finland is not proud of this sick family, they try to keep it silent, rarely give interviews to press from other countries and make sure planes hardly fly out. though for some reason ARTTU PARTINEN, ROOPE ERONEN and TERO NISKANEN made it as a trio in a small boat to the usa. the only instruments that made it were a few balloons and a crappy casio. on arrival they found a microphone, a drum and more toys, climbed the WFMU building and played the craziest session ever! like a bunch of children discovering the 50's euro avant garde scene, the 60's psychedelic free jazz and pre-punk scene, the 70's sound poetry and punk scene and the 80's disco scene in one afternoon!! this lp sounds like a mix of all of that i guess.
limited to 300 copies, comes in a psychedelic duo coloured cover by dt."
4/24/2006 Avarus Vesikansi CD $12.99 Secret Eye "49 minutes of gooey new goodness from Avarus - spread over just three tracks! From the same tattered coven of piss drinkers who alternately refer to themselves as Kemialliset Ystävät, Lau Nau, Pylon, Islaja, Es, Kiila or the Anaksimandros comes this, another Secret Eye release and a follow-up to last year's Jättiläisrotta.These fumbling Finns conjure a smoky, shit-drunk forest of noise, folk and unsurpassable tribal improvŠa delicious Yahowha soup with a spicy, burnt Amon Düül crust. Oh so highly recommended. Features guest vocals and noise from Tara Burke a.k.a. FURSAXA (Eclipse Records, ATP Recordings, Ecstatic Peace). Avarus have received extensive coverage in both The Wire and Pitchforkmedia. In 2005, Avarus played The Wire's Subcurrent Festival (Glasgow). In 2006 they are scheduled to perform at Dramarama (Belgium) and the Terrastock 6 festival in Providence (which will mark their first-ever U.S. performance) "Using a muse found deep in the woods, this collective base their sound on fumbling lurches of folkrock drug groove interspersed with weevilly keyboard stuff and quite extraordinary, persistent yowling." - The Wire. Recommended!
4/10/2010 Awesome Color Mass Hypnos CD $10.99 Ecstatic Peace "Psych-garage-noise purveyors Awesome Color coalesced after Michigan skater/musos Michael Troutman and Allison Busch hooked up with fellow Great Lake State expat Derek Stanton in Brooklyn, NY, in 2004. Tired of the same old, same old that was passing for NYC underground punk at the time, the trio set out to inject a little Detroit rock know-how into the scene. Succeeding marvelously at channeling the grit and free abandon of the Stooges and MC5 into a propulsive, riff-based, Black Sabbath-informed mule-kick of a live show, the group soon caught the ear of Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore who wasted no time in snatching up the band for his Ecstatic Peace! label. Their self-titled debut hit the racks in 2006 and was followed up by Electric Aborigines in 2008. The wake of that second release found the group touring the world in support of Sonic Youth and Dinosaur Jr. In 2010, the band plans to release Massa Hypnos on Ecstatic Peace! and jump back in the minivan to play every rock club, basement, and skate park they can, leaving a trail of broken guitars and pizza crusts from Michigan to Mars."
9/23/2004 Axolotl Axolotl CD $12.99 Psych-O-Path "After several years in New York collaborating on and off with various members of the noise underground (Sightings, Mouthus, Black Dice, Double Leopards etc.), Karl Bauer (Violin, voice, electronics, percussion) moved to San Francisco and began Axolotl, soon recruiting William Sabiston (percussion, electronics, drums) and Brian Tester(guitar, electronics) to expand their dense psychedelia. The self-titled debut album (Psych-O-Path 2004) conjures comparisons to the dream syndicate era work of John Cale, Japanese psychedelia from Magical Power Mako to Taj Mahal Travelers, the tactile electronic blankets of the Mego label and the layered drones of Phil Niblock. Axolotl meld acoustic instrumentation and electronic processing, harsh blasts and soothing drones, free jazz clatter and teutonic pulse."
6/11/2006 Axolotl Chemical Theatre 12" $16.99 Gipsy Sphinx "Brand new hand-numbered edition of 552 12" EP from this great new European label that also just released the Vanishing Voice Nordic Visions set. Here Karl Bauer uses violin, vocals, electronics and percussion to assemble huge fields of strafing white light that somehow reconcile the all-night flights of Terry Riley and the clouds of lung generated by Yoshi Wada with flickers of microdot vision and stoned oblivion poems. His set at Subcurrent was absolutely outstanding, accelerating Partch-like percussive miniatures into huge vertical architectures and this is another great blat of rigorously thought-out modern American sound. Highly recommended." - Volcanic Tongue
2/7/2009 Axolotl + Eskimo King untitled CDR $9.99 Our Mouth "collab. muddy industrial"
11/17/2007 Axolotl / D Yellow Swans / Gerritt split LP $15.99 Root Strata "Originally released in 2005 as a limited edition CD-R on Yellow Swans' JYRK label, this three-way collab now gets a proper run on wax. Recorded in Oakland at the Huffin House before the Swans made the retreat back to Portland. Despite the weight of these players when they rock alone, this jam really never gets into full on white out territory. Instead, it's loaded to the brim with wavy neon distortion and soothing low end that occasional drops out into huge washes of emptiness. The opening passage of GMS guitar flecks sympathizing with Karl's string wash is alone worth the price of admission." Red vinyl with lime green splatter. Edition of 500.
11/17/2007 Axolotl / Inca Ore split 7" $6.99 Arbor "Karl Bauer and Eva Saelens (Axolotl and Inca Ore respectively) are two like minded Bay area psychers operating on two opposing levels. Axolotl marks the A side with skyward streaking drones and ethereal loops tinged and focused, ringing with the joyous bliss of upward passage. An endless array of vocals, electronics, and violin looping and looping, building and growing: stasis. Inca Ore makes her craft from an Earth bound level. Oneness with her surroundings, roots firmly planted. Eerie incantations and meandering harp play foreground to layer upon layer of looped vocals and murky ambience, charting your way towards forever. In an edition of 450 white purity colored 7"s in black and white pro-printed collage fold-over sleeves by Eva with a numbered insert."
4/10/2015 Aye Aye Aye Aye LP + download $19.99 Richie "The CV on Aye Aye, the long-rumored self-titled debut by Philadelphia’s premier desert blues marsupials, runs deep through the beer-strewn underbelly of Philly rock. The Gibbons Bros’ unmistakable slow-motion, big-chord fuzz will be familiar to anyone who’s taken a plunge into the Bardo Pond soundpool over the last few decades, though a cultivated ear will note more grits and butts and less pedal- board worship here. Ben Leapheart retains his very official title of greatest drummer in Philadelphia—have you shmoes not heard Purling Hiss or Watery Love?—with his innate understanding that the drums lead, not merely keep time. And then there’s the high lonesome harp of Harmonica Dan Balcer, a record hound of profound depth. He’s been the public face of Boogie Witch, blown his harp on records by Jack Rose and Birds of Maya, blasted noise with the Megajam Booze Band, patiently schooled dingdongs from behind the counter at the Philadelphia Record Exchange, and devoted unhealthy decades to an insatiable thirst for true rock spirit. Yeah, yeah, cool, but what does it sound like? OK bub, how about terrestrial crunching rock drifting over a great expanse? Aye Aye is limited to 300 copies on vinyl and includes a complimentary digital download with purchase."
4/3/2011 Aygeetee Native Music c40 cassette $4.99 Sweat Lodge Guru "Now we're talking. Native Music sounds like a hi-fidelity bootleg of magnetic tapes rescued from the sunken star-ship of an unidentified race. The last entry in the Captain's log translates "Totally fried. Heading back home, need to stop by Planet Earth to pick up batteries." Time-warped rhythms from a botched wormhole road-trip. Limited to 85 pro-dubbed, imprinted cassettes."
2/20/2010 Ayler Trio, Albert Spiritual Unity CD $11.99 ESP-Disk "If you haven't heard this record, you've missed out on one of the most profound artistic statements of the 20th century." Originally recorded July 10, 1964, in the tiny Variety Arts Recording Studio.

Azusa Plane The Highway's Jammed With Broken Heroes CD $16.99 Kraak "Final (and somehow a new debut) release from Jason D'Emilio under the name Azusa Plane. Closing down an area of dozens of 7"'s, lp's, tapes, cd's, in great style. And what a goodbye it is! Gone are all structures, nuances or softly waving sounds. Two lengthy tracks: 28 minutes and 14 minutes long. The longest track contains freebased guitar strumming with microphones hesitating to pick up some tones, crashing taperecorders refusing to record any longer, and molecules breaking down earplugs. Pretty abstract but very bewildering... The short track is somehow a bit calmer... Quite loopy in a Philip Jeck way, almost ambient without falling into a gap called 'emptiness'. Jason just proves he is an excellent guitar player. He deals with his guitar like life is meant to be: going from fondling the strings to pure mutilation. 'love=hate' is a clich‚ often misused, but that is the closest you'll come after the silence hits you when the final seconds from this remarkable cd is over."