DateAdded Artist Title Format Price Label Description
11/17/2007 H.E.R. Songs About the Mysteries of Housework and Nature CD $12.99 Persian Cardinal Recordings "Songstress Yvette Perez (songwriter/vocalist for the NYC avant-garde quintet Birdbrain) plays keyboards and sings about the conflicts of domestic habits with the outer world while trombonist Peter Zummo (who's worked with Arthur Russell, "Blue" Gene Tyranny, Teo Macero) rambles through a thicket of electronic ambience in an experiment of memory and obsession. Vibraphonist / percussionist Danny Tunick (who has recorded for Ecstatic Peace, Tzadik and Bang On a Can All Stars) adds delicate vibes and sensuous beats. The beautiful and haunting songs of H.E.R. blend pop and minimalism while blurring the line between improv and song; between prismatic recollection and blighted reality."
7/1/2004 H.P. Lovecraft H.P. Lovecraft II LP $25.99 Radioactive Records "Having relocated to Marin County in Northern California in the spring of 1968, H.P. Lovecraft's second, and it must be said, superior album, appeared later that same year. Moving south to LA later that year, the band recorded their 2nd eponymous album that contained some fine moments of sheer artistry. The sleepiness of tracks like 'Spin, Spin, Spin,' 'Mobius Trip' and 'Electrallentando' was reminiscent of It's A Beautiful Day's first album, and there was a fine version of 'High Flying Bird', a song which had become a favourite amongst West Coast groups and At The Mountains Of Madness captured the band's outstanding vocal style, very much the hallmark of their first album, to perfection. H.P. Lovecraft II was reputedly the first major label album (both records were originally released on the Philips label) where all those involved in the recording were actually high on acid!" Nice full color gatefold sleeve houses this record.
3/24/2008 Habitat Sound System Zebras in the Dubhall 7" $4.99 Gematria Records "'Zebras in the Dancehall' is Habitat Sound's take on the classic 'Diseases' rhythm complete with carnaval whistles, hand percussion, and ecstatic dubbed out vocals. HSS takes this dancehall anthem and turns it on its head with a fresh twist. 'Zebras in the Dubhall' is Dub Traffik Control's fresh and grimy B-side re-fix of the tune with a hard-edged dancefloor beat and irresistible flavor turned out by General Poeta and Captain Turbo. Prince Zohar gives it 2 big spliffs up! The whole package is designed in a popping old-skool style with deluxe artwork on thick jackets by RE:UP magazine creative director Joshua Lynne; check the big hole 45rpm vinyl with the largest sound!"
10/25/2008 Haemorrhaging Fetus Procreation: A Disease / Tangled Desires LP $14.99 SNSE "There are just a handful of newer, contemporary harsh noise artists in this day and age that have a firm grasp of the structures within the genre and how that can be manipulated to exert force upon the listener.... Anthony Shaw has a firm grasp of the harsh noise canvas and knows how to manipulate the listener with different bombardments and heavily timed lines of crashing, crunching, feed backing, and crumbling. All classic staples of the harsh noise entity, but not always executed today with such power and force; ultimately defining thunderous 'harsh noise' for the avid listener." - Sam McKinlay (excerpt from liner notes). Haemorrhaging Fetus' first LP is a fresh working on the rough stylings of classic acts such as Incapacitants and OVMN and compares favorably to contemporary peers The Cherry Point and The Rita. Transcending the staid boundaries of contemporary "wall" noise, this record offers a deftly layered construction of harsh, considered composition. An edition of 250 copies reissuing two now out-of-print Gaping Hole cassettes."

Hagstrom, Emil cs wks 87-97 vol. I CD $10.99 Freedom From "Reworkings and old cassette material by the guy who does Cock E.S.P. Droning, fluttering guitar and ambiguous computer effects spindled with non-time collaborations. Features Erik Wivinus (Salamander/Skye Klad), Jeremy Day (Energy Park) Paul Hammerlinck (Cock E.S.P.) Matt St-Germain (late, New Port) and more."
3/25/2008 Haino Keiji & Yoshida Tatsuya Houenfiomiume CD $17.99 Magaibutsu Limited "The controversial work which stepped into the forbidden territory of editing of the performance of Haino Keiji. Yoshida breaks up their studio session boldly, and restructures it from The unacceptable tune reproduced by extreme editing to The pop song thing that it is surprised. From the Irregular hard core to Heavy tune. From the modern music short piece, to the lyricism acoustic number.This album shows new possibility with union/condensing the music of Haino & Yoshida. this time they made 2 different (but similar) albums and another one will be released on TZADIK in May." 16 tracks 50 min.
6/19/2002 Haino, Keiji Percussion Solo Video Video $37.99 PSF "Solo performances for percussion have always been at the centre of Keiji Haino's art. In them, Haino deploys a huge variety of handheld percussion, from tiny cymbals, bells and gongs, to tambourines, jagged pieces of metal and Harry Bertoia-esque specially-made resonating sculptures. These performances, legendarily intense present the crystallization of the physicality of Haino’s music, his attitude to rhythm, to the persistence of sound itself. Though relatively rare now, these solo percussion concerts always have a special hushed atmosphere of concentration, silent communion, and mystery. Although several releases in Haino's extensive discography have already showcased elements from these percussion performances, the intensely visual nature of what occurs has rendered them little more than shadowy traces of the actual event. Haino has long talked about releasing one of these performances on video, and now that wish has become reality. Coming a week after Haino's 50th birthday, this is a unique and new chapter in the continuing documentation of one of the most compelling and unique performers of our, or any other, age." Only 1 copy available.
6/25/2013 Haino, Keiji & Michihiro Sato Tayu Tayu To Tadayoitamae Kono Furue CD $15.99 PSF Keiji Haino / acoustic guitar
Michihiro Sato / tsugaru-jamisen
"Sato’s first studio meeting with Keiji Haino sees a rare melding of open minds and taut strings. Common languages are invented, experimented with and discarded at will. Haino revisits the evocative nylon-strung guitar style he first explored on Hikair yami uchitokeaish kono hibiki (PSFD-8017), laying down fields and forests of string texture, while Sato burns blazing trails of narrow-beam intensity straight through the middle of your skull."
11/1/2014 Haino, Keiji / Jim O'Rourke / Oren Ambarchi Only Wanting to Melt Beautifully Away Is It a Lack of Contentment That Stirs Affection for Those Things Said to Be as of Yet Unseen LP $22.99 Black Truffle "Begun as a one-off collaboration in 2009, the trio of Keiji Haino, Jim O'Rourke and Oren Ambarchi has now become a solid working group, refining its craft through a series of annual concerts at Tokyo's legendary SuperDeluxe. Much of their recorded work has focused on their intense, ritualistic take on the rock power trio of electric guitar, bass and drums. Presenting the entire first set of the trio's March 2013 concert at SuperDeluxe (the second set will follow on Black Truffle later this year), Only Wanting to Melt Beautifully Away Is It a Lack of Contentment That Stirs Affection for Those Things Said to Be as of Yet Unseen is their fifth release and blows the instrumental palette wide open for a single continuous piece focused on acoustic strings, synth, flute and percussion. Featuring one of Haino's most delicate and moving recorded vocal performances, the opening section of the record takes the form of a spare duet between O'Rourke's 12-string acoustic guitar and Haino's kantele (a Finnish variant of the dulcimer), behind which Ambarchi provides a hovering backdrop of wine glass tones. While on previous releases the listener has often sensed that Haino was firmly in the driver's seat, here O'Rourke takes center stage with an acoustic guitar performance that takes the lyricism of John Abercrombie or Ralph Towner and refracts it through the free improvisation tradition of his mentors Derek Bailey and Henry Kaiser. The atmosphere of meditative, abstracted song is reminiscent of some of Haino's greatest recordings, such as the legendary Live in the First Year of the Heisei volumes recorded with Kan Mikami. After this stunningly beautiful opening sequence, the performance moves organically through a number of episodes, including a dramatic central passage in which Haino moves to synth and drum machine, crafting a current of raw electricity that unfurls slowly over the gently pulsing foundations of Ambarchi's cymbals and builds to heights of manic intensity. When Haino later turns to wooden flute, Ambarchi answers him with nimble hand-drummed percussion in a passage that calls to mind Don Cherry's liberated combination of free-jazz improvisation and non-Western musics. The trio's move away from the power trio dynamic bespeaks a risk-taking and questing spirit that refuses to be satisfied with repeating past glories, and yet the organic, immersive flow of this single improvisation attests to the intuitive bond that has formed between them over the last five years. Exuding the signature mystery and emotion of Haino's greatest works, this release is perhaps the strongest statement yet from this acclaimed trio, and holds out a tantalizing promise for everyone hooked on their continuing exploration of 'those things said to be as of yet unseen.' - Francis Plagne; Design by Stephen O'Malley with high quality live shots by Ujin Matsuo and stunning artwork by Norwegian noise legend Lasse Marhaug."
12/20/2008 Haino, Keiji / Kawabata Makoto / Yoshida Tatsuya Ichi to Ichi ga Kasanatte Shimaumade DVD $17.99 Magaibutsu Live recording from August 18, 2008 at After Beat, in Tokyo. Features Haino (guitar), Kawabata (guitar), & Yoshida (drums). NTSC, region free. Also includes two mp3's. 76 minutes in length (video & audio combined). Highly recommended!
12/12/2009 Hair Police Certainty of Swarms LP $14.99 No Fun "The fusion of metal, noise rock, free jazz, industrial, and harsh electronics that makes up The Certainty of Swarms is the rare kind of heterogeneous concoction that is carefully matured, but never lost in pedestrian calculation. A blistering onslaught of metallic-fused noise-murk, Swarms is considered by the band to be one of their most complete statements to date, an aptly blindsiding and developed work drawing from all quarters of their craft. Lp Version of this classic is finally here! limited to 500 copies."
6/5/2005 Hair Police Constantly Terrified CD $11.99 Troubleman Unlimited "The latest from Kentucky overpower trio Hair Police. Four tracks of all-consuming sensory attack that can run from absolute crushing destruction to subtle beauty at the drop of an axe. For fans of Black Dice, Wolf Eyes, Animal Collective, Lightening Bolt, etc." Recommended!
6/5/2005 Hair Police Constantly Terrified LP $11.99 Troubleman Unlimited "The latest from Kentucky overpower trio Hair Police. Four tracks of all-consuming sensory attack that can run from absolute crushing destruction to subtle beauty at the drop of an axe. For fans of Black Dice, Wolf Eyes, Animal Collective, Lightening Bolt, etc." Recommended!
5/8/2005 Hair Police Drawn Dead CD $12.99 Hanson "Drawn Dead is the sound of a burning human body. The sound of a boiling kneecap microwave marshmallow popping and then sliding down the leg like jellied pulp. This record is so dark, you can smell the burning flesh and will have to shake the human ash from your clothes after each listen. From the second this record starts, you're in for total oppressive heaviness, a slow suffocation of sick tones and blunt shrapnel. Hair Police have taken sound to the sickest realms possible, with guitar, drums, and electronics. With serious overwhelming grit, and shadowy fuzz, the four untitled pieces on this downer disc never reach a rock pace, instead choosing to lumber through some of the meanest tones ever laid down. Industrial in the truest sense - factory ambience and disembodied moans in absolute darkness. This is the time for America to burn its face, and Hair Police know it. They are handing you the torch."
2/4/2007 Hair Police Prescribed Burning LP $15.99 Hospital Productions "Arising from the smoldering ashes of early morning fallout settles six reverberated blackened altars settled in the embers of industrial noise. slow motion feedback dissolve and dance macabre with raped guitar entanglement and roving percussive loops. scathing hard noise eruptions like drool through the hounds teeth that hold tight and lets loose the bizarre ordeal that is hair police. prescribed burning worships wet atmosphere and tape cut obsessive noise with raw chaos! always away from the pack yet defines the cult. limited to 600 copies with the traditional silk screened 2 sided fold out cover."
7/10/2008 Hair Police The Empty Quarter LP $12.99 Troubleman Unlimited "2007 recordings from this fearsome/fearless trio: mike connelly (wolf eyes), trevor tremaine (death unit) and robert beatty (burning star core, amongst others..) 750 copies only. 'the empty quarter' is a maelstrom of gristle-esque walls of sound electronic oscillation to disrupt normality and shredded shards of rock to dislodge mountains.... for fans of wolf eyes, early black dice, etc"
2/21/2009 Hair Police Totaled and Stranded one-sided LP $18.99 Hundebiss "Recorded in a hotel room after we totaled out tour vehicle and became stranded in the worst snowstorm in Ohio history." Features Beatty, Connelly, Tremaine. Limited edition of 500 copies - no repress. Beautiful artwork: hand cut black cardboard, Xeroxed recycled paper, raw paper inner sleeve.
2/4/2007 Hair Police / Pengo Virus Thoughts one sided LP $11.99 Gods of Tundra "The most rotten collaboration. A murderous endeavor that took place a few years ago, the tapes were burned, raped, spit on, mocked and ridiculed. What we have now is the tattered results. And they are not pretty....at all. Full color front and back."
2/11/2006 Hair Police / Viki split CD $9.99 Load "Number Three in the Load Split Series. A standoff match up between Dearborn, Michigan's pride Viki and Lexington, Kentucky's offspring, Hair Police. Viki brings a free range roving donkey ride with squeaky beats, microphones up mouths and zooming crunch. Prepare to be astounded with sounds that make the goose loose. Viki's dates with Adult., are proof that she brings the cars with boom. Think Viki in the same fresh breath as lo-fi speaker technicians like Suicide and Wolf Eyes' minimal electronic splurt. For those not afraid to get their sneakers dirty. Hair Police are another side of this silver coin that channel classic crunch climbers like Throbbing Gristle. Hair Police have been known to expend thousands of calories during their live sets, amounts not seen since Black Flag's heydey."
10/28/2003 Hair Police / Viki split LP $11.99 SNSE "On this split, Viki continues to forge new sonic ground by battering her clattering buzzboxes of noize into submission, resulting in her most hott and raw trax to date. Hair Police are embarking down a darker, though no less harshly compelling, path than their previous releases. Beats are chopped and fragmented, pulverized to dust under the raw, scraping, undefineable vocals and squeal-sqwuall electronics - most definitely a journey for the sonically adventurous."
3/19/2015 Half An Abortion Drowsy Seepage CDR $10.99 Memoirs Of An Aesthete "Continuing Memoirs' recent "look at Leeds", here's the 2nd CD-R by Yorkshire's most youthful psychedelic noise "face", Mr. Pete Cann, an occaisional Ashtray Navigations collaborator and proprietor of the Crater Lake music and entertainment empire. Yes, its an ear-piercing racket, and his project monicker tells us in no uncertain terms that we are not yet in the realms of High Art. But this has to be the most planned out and elegantly structured harsh trip I've heard for some time. A veritable ballet of oscillators, mic'd up junk and psychedelic filtrations and convulsions. Lovely screenprint blue and white sleeve by Mr.Flower, with a recent portrait of the artist at labour on the back." CD-R limited to 75 copies in screen printed card cover.
2/26/2011 Half Case Joe Hammer Nights CDR $4.99 American Tapes "Recent Joe Hammer Sq. Pre gig jamming chaos with Half Nelson and Stare Case from the last tour. Me & Natas showed up early and set up, jammed, the Half Nelson boyz did the same and we cut loose together in the basement for a while two dudes watched. Heres the evidence & Nelsons gig from that show. Half Case only means you gotta glare at the cheap mugs who always grip them cans but dont show up stacked! B & W cover edition of 50."
5/14/2007 Halibet Tin Metal Sewage Band Halibet Tin Metal Sewage Band cassette $7.99 Fag Tapes "man! amazing all male/female vocal group. jamie easter [of the parahnas] a.k.a. germaine shepard pulled together a bunch of wierdos along with his main shorty to create this.....recorded in a huge, freazing dark hall by warren defever yo. amazing sounds!"
6/5/2005 Hall of Fame Cannibal / Superstring Theory 7" $6.99 Lal Lal Lal "Two gems by the amazing and magical Hall of Fame (Samara Lubelski, Dan Brown and Theo Angell), both recorded as early as 1997. 'Cannibal' presents a fluent storm of electric aces and aural snakes. It offers a short moment in the galaxy of fantastic
rainbows of sound. 'Superstring Theory' is definitely among the most danceable free folk pieces ever. It's a marriage of repetitive acoustic groove and a fan of colorful strong noises. Edition of 525."
6/1/2002 Hall of Fame Hall of Fame CD $12.99 Amish Records This is their first CD not to be confused with the self-titled third CD on Siltbreeze. “New York City’s Hall of Fame tread similar aesthetic waters as the psyche folk of Tower Recordings and the improvised partially composed music of the Dead C. Their debut is filled with primitive rhythms, droning violin, skipping records, unplugged electric guitars, bowed cymbals, violin, drums, bass and a wealth of found sounds. Especially beautiful is the Dada inspired sound collage of ’78 Expansion’ which randomly juxtaposes live and recorded sounds. This record also documents improvised songs, which were later covered as part of their live set (‘Sunset Spiral’ and ‘I Woke Up Today’). Hall of Fame consists of multi-instrumentalist Dan Brown (ex-Salmon Skin, God is my Co-pilot), Samara Lubelski (ex-Salmon Skin, and current Sonora Pine) and artist Theo Angel.”
11/3/2004 Hall Of Fame Paradise Now CD $12.99 The Social Registry “Hall Of Fame is a trio out of NYC comprised of Samara Lubelski, Dan Brown & Theo Angel. Paradise Now is their fourth full length album since their inception in 1995. Carefully sculpting not only the inherent energies of the compositions but also drawing every audible element into the fold whether it be a slow drawn violin scrap, fluttering percussion or the slow echo of a vintage Ampeg Amplifier. This record exemplifies the kind of precision and subtle craftsmanship that exemplifies the honing of their abilities and the furthering of their artistic vision. Members of Hall Of Fame have collaborated with the likes of, The Sonora Pine, Jackie O-Motherfucker, Tower Recordings, Tara Jane O'Neil, Thalia Zedek, David Grubbs, Tony Conrad, Metabolismus,…the list goes on and on.” Recommended!
11/3/2004 Hall Of Fame Paradise Now LP $12.99 The Social Registry “Hall Of Fame is a trio out of NYC comprised of Samara Lubelski, Dan Brown & Theo Angel. Paradise Now is their fourth full length album since their inception in 1995. Carefully sculpting not only the inherent energies of the compositions but also drawing every audible element into the fold whether it be a slow drawn violin scrap, fluttering percussion or the slow echo of a vintage Ampeg Amplifier. This record exemplifies the kind of precision and subtle craftsmanship that exemplifies the honing of their abilities and the furthering of their artistic vision. Members of Hall Of Fame have collaborated with the likes of, The Sonora Pine, Jackie O-Motherfucker, Tower Recordings, Tara Jane O'Neil, Thalia Zedek, David Grubbs, Tony Conrad, Metabolismus,…the list goes on and on.” Recommended!

Hall of Fame s/t CD $13.99 Siltbreeze "Hall of Fame's third full-length album finds these NYC indoor miners forgingeven deeper into their secret cave of gems (financed with new picks'n'shovelson the Siltbreeze tab). Like their previous output on the Amish label, this one'sa melange of tribal thump, eastern drone, raga concrete and melodiousmelancholia. Hall of Fame's unique, not easily identifiable sound has beencompared to revered oufits such as Flies Inside the Sun and The Shadow Ring."
1/15/2005 Halliwell, Graham / Matt Davis untitled CDR $10.99 Absurd “Utilizing amplified sax, sax feedback, trumpet and field recordings Matt Davis and Graham Halliwell create a unique atmosphere, utilising stuctures which give you the feeling that you are inside a silent universe wherebizzare worlds of activity are woven around you.” Edition of 111 copies.
8/1/2006 Hamilton Yarns The Show-Boat, Over LP $19.99 Hark! "This sixth release from Hamilton Yarns is a musical story set somewhere between town and countryside, told through the sounds of piano, cornet, balophone, violin, triangle, accordion, metronome and narrator, this cycle of parlour folk fables takes the listener through scenes of windy hillsides, unlit footpaths and sheer drops to traffic jams, bus rumbles and the hypnotic chatter of the pavement. Carried along by an array of clunking, clattering percussion, minimal melodic lines, field recordings, dead pan vocals and campfire choirs, Hamilton Yarns create a two-sided journey that is spooky, comic and hypnotically compelling." - Strange Attractor. "Distressed parlour music" - The Wire
9/17/2006 Hamilton, Sam The Borders of the Garden Paths Are Overgrown CDR $9.99 Transient Recordings "The unofficial Mayor of Auckland City has created a real pleasure garden of the mind with this new work (co-released with the artist's own Tumbling Strain label). Sam is one of the most gifted sound artists working in New Zealand today and this is yet another fascinating example of the eclectic, restless approach and extraordinary sense of structure that made the "Low Hill" 3" such a stunner. At once highly personal and earth-bound, yet totally out of its skull in the most magical way, at times this sounds as if the guitar, piano and electronics are gently playing themselves while the composer is off sleeping under a tree somewhere. Dreamy and joyous!"
1/1/2008 Hamilton, Sam Tropics lathe cut 7" $13.99 CMR "two lovely looping tracks made from electric guitar, sampler pedal, spring reverb, computer and lathe. Music that's perfectly suited to the format, loops that shift and change over the 4 mins or so per side. When the records came back I wasn't sure if my old Garrard was sticking on a groove or playing the piece. It was playing, nice..." Edition of 45 copies.

Hamilton, Sam & Chris O'Connor Tidal Dee's And Harboured Dum's CDR $10.99 Pseudo Arcana "The hyper-energetic Sam Hamilton is almost solely responsible for the currently booming Auckland experimental music scene, organising shows and festivals on what seems an almost daily basis. He is also no slouch in the performing arena himself, playing home made and/or deconstructed electronics and instruments to produce dense drones and evocative arpeggios... Chris O'Connor is for my money the most exciting and inspired drummer in New Zealand. A stalwart of the NZ improv and fire-music scenes he is also the only drummer I have ever witnessed pulling off a convincing drone performance- on drums! I could watch him play all night. 'Tidal Dee's and Harboured Dum's' is a soundtrack Hamilton and O'Connor created for the experimental feature film 'Anguish', by Tim Van Dammen. Featuring Hamilton on psyche guitar and electronics and O'Connor on drums it verges on Haino-esque territory as it takes one on a seat of the pants ride through the purplest realms of ecstatic rock." - PA
11/1/2014 Hammer, Joseph Live in Los Angeles cassette $5.99 Idiopathic Records Recorded live in Los Angeles on October 27, 2013. Sample here: https://soundcloud.com/idiopathic-records/joseph-hammer-cs-excerpt
5/14/2007 Handicapper Horns Handicapper Horns cassette $6.99 Hanson "Weird as shit older Olson project resurrected. Handicap - Retard - Slow - Horns..... Slow Bassy Horns... Rules. Alien music made on Saxophone."
4/1/2015 Hanging Stars, The Golden Vanity / Floodbound 7" $7.99 Great Pop Supplement ‘London’s best cosmic country band’ - TIMEOUT
"In April 2014, Paul, Sam, Rich, Phil and Horse started life as The Hanging Stars. Combining lush harmonies with their love for Cosmic American Music, English folk and psychedelia, their songs lie somewhere between the desert's beating sun and the grey skies of East London; both timeless yet new. The band’s debut 7” single will be released on cult vinyl label Great Pop Supplement and was recorded both in Lake Hollywood (US) and Walthamstow (UK) by Rob Campanella (Beachwood Sparks, The Tyde) and Brian O’Shaughnessy (Comet Gain, The Clientele) respectively. A side ‘Golden Vanity’ sees the band take the lyrics from a traditional folk ballad they found in the pages of an old Alan Lomax anthology and reworking them into a whole new original melody. Part inspired by the folk tradition and part pure psychedelic pop song, it exemplifies the band’s unique and distinctive sound. AA side ‘Floodbound’ is an English take on Californian music. Desert chords and swirling pedal steel combine with a soaring melody in a song that ebbs and flows with darkness and light. A full album is scheduled for release late 2015." Edition of 500 copies.
1/24/2009 Hans Grüsel's Kränkenkabinet Blaue Blooded Türen CDR $10.99 Resipiscent "Stare too long at Moog-master candymaker Hans Grüsel (his moustache a pair of clockhands!) and your seconds could be up. Return a smile from Gretel, you'll end up in a grin that never fades! Safer to listen from here as the Kränkenkabinet chugs away, spawning a trap door here, slamming a finger there, daring consciousness to believe the clarity of a thousand simultaneous sound crevices. Here appears an unnatural "Blue Blooded Door" to the infernal heart of the contraption, handcarved with all new compositions including "Sturm and Drang [at sea] plus Grüsel's live accompaniment to Dallas Bower's film Alice in Wonderland. Artwork by Loachfillet in his hall of all wood mirrors!"
2/20/2010 Hanson, Sten The Sonosopher Retrospective CDR + heavy cardboard book $69.99 Alga Marghen "This edition is the digital version of the LP issued some years ago in the VocSon series and is only available with the alga marghen copies of Sten Hanson's heavy carboard luxury book titled "Works / Oeuvres / Werke /Arbeten". The cd contains works from more than three decades, thus covering almost the entire career of Sten Hanson as a sound artist. All these works were previously released on record by alga marghen on the now sold out LP with the same title, as well as in various "Text Sound Composition" rare LP anthologies issued in Sweden between 1968 and 1970. The oldest work on the record is "Danse figure (for EP)" which was first performed at the Pistol Theatre, Stockholm in 1965. The work is inspired by a poem by Ezra Pound with the same title and is made out of recording of the first two lines in that poem. This work is followed by three examples of Hanson's "shamanistic" poems: "Hermetic Back Piece", "The New York Lament" and "Skärp dig, för fan!". "Lettre d'un etranger" deals with the problems of communication between people close to one other and was first performed in the framwork of Polyphonix 13, Paris in 1988. "Am strengsten verboten" is the contribution to an intermedia event by Charlie Morrow, Carles Santos and Sten Hanson himself performed in two boxing rings at Bobby Gleasons Gym, in the shadow of Madison Square Garden, New York in 1981. "Les Martyrs" was a part of the intermedia opera "Robespierre's Last Night", first performed in Hudiksvall, Sweden in 1975. "Les sabots de bouc" is a poem without words telling a story like a medieval morality from the times when the cathedrals were built and the devil was a force to be reckoned with. "Che" is a pamphlet based on a speech by Ernesto Che Guevara, while "Coucher et soufler" is a play on the problems of human communication. "Western Europe 1969" is a satire on superficiality. "The Destruction of Your Genetical Code by Drugs, Poisons and Radiation" is based on a visual poem already conceived in 1960, when the idea that genetic damage could affect man's offspring for coming generations was a fairly new and shocking one. "Au 197.0" was composed at the request of choreographer Susanne Valentin, who wanted a piece for a work on rites; as rite demands religion and it seemed clear to the composer that materialism is the only real living religion of our time. "Finale", a piece to end with, was first performed in Annecy, France in 1995. Edition limited to 90 copies, including a 12 page booklet with liner notes, photos as well as concrete and visual poems."
8/7/2003 Happy Hour Band, The Happy Now CD $17.99 Splash 2 Records 2003 release from the band fronted by Sky Sunlight Saxon (Seeds) and featuring Djin Aquarian (YaHoWha). Featuring the sixteen minute ‘In The Cradle Of Love/Freeway’ as well as the hypnotic Seeds-y ‘Dogs Cruisin/Wild Child’. Long spacey jams with guitars and psychedelic keyboard sounds battling it out over hypnotic rhythms/chants. Strictly limited to 500 copies. "If you are down with the Sky/Djin vibe, these songs are great! Nice long jams...in fact the last song reminded me a lot of Djin and Sky (and band) covering a lost song from the Velvet Underground's White Light/White Heat album." – Andy Perseponko
6/24/2012 Hapsburg Braganza Recurring Dreams double LP $27.99 Alt.Vinyl "Hapsburg Braganza is the moniker used for the eclectic output of Newcastle's Phil Begg. After two years living in Belgium where he regularly played improvised concerts around the country, he has been active in Newcastle since 2006, operating at the more serene end of the Newcastle underground spectrum. Much of his output to date has been long-form and abstract, including several releases and numerous live performances of electroacoustic composition/sound collage, ambient drone, field recordings and lower-case electronics. 'Recurring Dreams' takes a dramatically different form, covering a lot of ground over 4 sides of solo guitar lamentations, quietly heavy atmospheres and psychedelic excursions. Although the album marks new territory for him, it nonetheless echoes his earlier themes of spaciousness, melancholia and mental imagery/memory associations. "The album is a blend of both studio recorded tracks and nocturnal living-room recordings; of rehearsed pieces, refined/semi improvisations and a few fully improvised moments. Since much of the album materialised in a dimly lit room while not far away from sleep, I played without any strong predefined ideas about what I was trying to create. I was surprised and delighted by the vivid involuntary memories of the past and specific visual/dream associations this music brought to mind. I'm far less interested in what music 'says' than I am in what it 'does', so this kind of psychoactive memory association is a holy grail for me. I don't see these pieces as having any fixed meaning that can translate universally, but perhaps my biggest aim is to create a music that is melancholy yet emotionally ambiguous, creating atmospheres that are susceptible to this type of response." Hapsburg Braganza sets up a simple electric guitar and devices then lets loose sepia-toned memory gongs in your tiny skull. For lovers of sun-dappled afternoons, daydreaming and other peoples photographs." deluxe debut album offering from one of the finest artists operating in the north east of england today. Pressed on two heavyweight 180gm slabs of vinyl and housed in a heavy, photographic style, folio jacket. Ltd to 250 copies
11/15/2008 Hardwick, Gareth / Eyeballs split cassette $9.99 Blackest Rainbow "Gareth Hardwick's steady stream of quality releases is gathering to be one of the UK's best current minimal drone catalogues around... here he gives us a 3 part trip of pure slow motions... Flip the tape and you have Richard Dawson's Eyeballs project, whose debut on Blackest Rainbow caused a stir with the few people who managed to lay their hands on it. Here Dawson's side is bleaker and darker than expected, gives me the full on feel of the Twin Peaks woods... feels like the vast emptiness of that claustrophobic wooded area. Low and lulling. Pro dubbed cassettes, limited to 150 copies."
8/1/2006 Harper, T. The Hitcher cassette $8.99 AA Records "Twig Harper's house burns down so he decides to hitchhike across the US. He gets as far as Michigan, records a little, and then heads to the Badlands to star in a western as a shaman - no shit. Field recordings from Baltimore thru Michigan to the Badlands and back." - label
5/16/2011 Harper, Twig Twig Harper CD $7.99 Hanson "First proper CD release from NAUTICAL ALMANAC's TWIG HARPER. Twig was a big part in HANSON RECORDS getting off the ground back in the mid-90's, so I'm very excited to release his debut solo glass mastered CD! Hot off the barefoot of his collaboration release with DANIEL HIGGS on THRILL JOCKEYŠ "TWIG HARPER" continues in the alternate universe tradition of his three volume "Intuitive American Esoteric" LP series, with 43 minutes psychedelic tape manipulations and droning synthesizer... electronic and organic sound mixed to brain warping perfection. Bell's, homemade electronics, synth, piano, strings, junk, horns and voice treated with tape for "full-on" musique concrete / sound poetry / electronic trance inducing confusion." Recommended for fans of Albert Hoffmann, Smegma, Pierre Henry, The Butthole Surfers, Maria Sabina, Dylan Nyoukis, Tobe Hooper, Criswell, Tod Dockstader, Sirhan Sirhan, The 13th Floor Elevators, Aliens, Humans, Jokes, and OBE's. 500 copies packaged in black poly jewel cases."
5/31/2009 Harps Of Fuchsia Kalmia Fractal Psych-Obsessions for Rural Chaos CDR $7.99 267 Lattajjaa "Subversive psychedelic strumming" Harps of Fuchsia kalmia is Salvatore Borrelli who plays Max/Msp processing, Balalaika, Banjo, Ogororo, Cymbals, Electric & Acoustic Guitar, Egyptian Harp, Tampura Swarmanthal, Drums, Violin, Esraj, Sansula. On the last track also Valerio Cosi (sax), Francesco Gregoretti (second drums), Siddhi (drone) and Federica R. (voice). This work is recorded in four "private live sessions" without editing and mixing.
1/23/2003 Harvest Flight One Way LP $18.99 Dodo "Christian-oriented psychsploitation recorded in 1971 by a trio with other musicians stepping in on many tracks. It's psychedelic rock with interesting electro-acoustic passages, alternating with more aggressive moments and underlined by Evan Williams' fuzz guitar. Reissued for the first time on vinyl with lyric sheet. 180 gram vinyl, Italian import."
7/14/2007 Hassara Backyard I-III CD $12.99 Three Lobed Recordings "Originally issued as a series of three micro-edition CDRs by Wooden Wand Hassara, "Backyard I-III" presents the majority of this scarce material in one easily handled package. Since no more than 100 copies exist of any of the individual original issue CDRs, there are a lot of folks who have not yet been blown away by Hassara's largely instrumental electric guitar blues drone. Spin this disc, grab a cold one and let the good times flow. This CD is from a one-time pressing of 500 copies and features some super-intense new artwork by Robert Beatty (Hair Police)."
6/11/2006 Hassara Backyard Vol. 3 CDR $8.99
"Third volume in this popular series of solo electric guitar improvisations by Wooden Wand in his "Hassara" guise. For this one, Hassara is back to exclusively playing guitar (no vocals, harmonica, bass, etc as on Volume 2), with a heavier emphasis on drone. The trademark boogie of previous releases is still intact - in fact, the brief "Zodiac Blues (w/ intro)" is the ruling-est stoned blues jam Wand has ever committed to tape - but for the most part, Volume 3 chooses to explore the dark side, with the two part "Road to Nowhere" (a reference to the Carole King song of the same name?) taking up the bulk of the disc. A friend said: "Sounds like brother's been sniffing around for affordable real estate in New Zealand." WhatEVER, chump."
2/26/2006 Hassara Backyard Volume Two CDR $11.99
"Second volume in this popular series showcasing the electric guitar-based music of Wooden Wand in his 'Hassara' guise. While the premiere volume was based conceptually around the Tarot and numerology, this latest installment deals with themes of displacement and alienation, and adds the occasional vocals, harmonica, drums and bass to the mix. Though defiantly repetitive, the music of the Backyard series is not what you'd call 'drone' music - this is seriously broken blues captured under the spell of the Private Press, and recorded, as per tradition, at the apex of High. Rumors that the entirety of this CD was recorded while other records played on headphones are entirely unsubstantiated at this time, but wholly probable, so try to spot the Fraction licks! Maybe..." Strictly limited to 99 copies, with a full color cover.
5/16/2010 Haswell, Russell VALUE + BONUS double CD $13.99 No Fun "Combining CD player demonstration test signals, 24 bit digitally recorded improvised freeform analog pedal/electronic nO!se, direct to HD computer generated and recorded nO!se, flashbacks from the 1980s of 303 and 909 nO!se assaults including free-style repeat and reverse editing, a frog call editing experiment, finishing off the second disc is a unedited long-form radio de-tuning session! VALUE + BONUS is the sixth solo album release by Russell Haswell. It comes in deluxe no fun gatefold jacket and is limited to 1000."

Hat City Intuitive They Must Be Clapping For...Me! CD $10.99 Crank Automotive "Sifted from a phalanx of searing live performances, They Must Be Clapping For...Me! is the band's second album, a cell-rearranging collection of free-form sun-chasing. Exploding the walls between rhythm and chaos, texture and blare, and repetition and invention, the HCI mix horn-shaped fire-breathing, blurry-handed guitar-strangling, rubber-wristed drum-shining, and continent-sized noise-scapes into a mind-stirring stew that, while not without some worthy referents, really has no current equivalent. At times sounding like the Sun City Girls covering the ESP-Disk catalogue, at others like the Dead C. auditioning for a role in Space Is The Place, They Must Be Clapping For...Me! is a pulse-enhancing experience - a place where sliding beats, ambient waves, religious honks, and electric burps are simply different ways of saying one amazing Truth."
10/17/2009 Haters, The In The Shade of Fire CD $9.99 Hanson "HANSON RECORDS is proud to present the first LP from THE HATERS, 'IN THE SHADE OF FIRE' reissued for the first time on the CD format AND for the first time in it's original ENTIRETY. Originally released on LP by SILENT RECORDS in 1986, this digipak CD edition has been remastered by Warn Defever from the original master reels, and includes the full COMPLETE ALBUM as two of the tracks had to be shortened to fit on the original LP issue."

Haugan, Dag-Are s/t 7" $4.99 Myke Droner "Side one is a long mysterious ambient-drone-outer limit work with layers of guitars and tapes(?), that reminds of a very deep sound from the icy north, but still warm inside. Side 2 is collaboration with Espen Sommer Eide (who also form the duo ALOG with Dag-Are). Fit well in the new Norwegian improv scene, and also familiar to the New Zealand scene we like so well. Nice full-colour sleeve picture from the Northern Sea."
2/4/2007 Haunted Castle Dust Tombs cassette $7.99 American Grizzly "Filthy feedback-drenched Michigan dust scrape."
11/2/2011 Haunted House Blue Ghost Blues LP $14.99 Northern Spy "The blues has grown up a lot in the last ten years, since guitarist Andrew Burnes left New York for Georgia, bringing a de facto end to the powerful abstract blues of Haunted House. In the time since, a new generation - sometimes referred to as Freak Folk or New Weird America and spearheaded by Tom Carter, Jack Rose and Ben Chasny - has followed in the footsteps of Loren Connors, John Fahey and a handful of others who have long maintained that the blues is something more than 12 bars and a backbeat. After the demise of Haunted House, Connors continued preaching the gospel, often with his wife - the enigmatic singer Suzanne Langille - to anyone who would listen, playing a slow, distorted, reverb-drenched blues as slowly the world began to come around. Then, in the summer of 2010, the stars aligned just so: Burnes was in town for a few days, percussionist Neel Murgai was available, and the Brooklyn's Issue Project Room was booking matinee concerts in their courtyard. The band had only existed for a brief two years and had been absent for a decade, but they picked up right where they left off with only a brief soundcheck as rehearsal. Another matter of months, and they were in the studio, recording at long last the follow-up to their 1999 Erstwhile release Up in Flames. Looking back, maybe it isn't that the blues has grown up. Maybe it has reverted to its youth. After all, John Lee Hooker, Son House and Mississippi Fred McDowell weren't beholden to any 12-bar fixity. Nor was Lonnie Johnson, whose song "Haunted House" gave the band its name. They all played it how they felt it. It wasn't until the 1960s and the British blues revival (its champion, ironically perhaps, being Connors' beloved Eric Clapton) that the blues was codified into its current formula. Haunted House is an unusual band. With Indian hand percussion and no bass, they don't look like a blues band - and maybe they're not. But they play it how they feel it. What more could you ask for?"
5/16/2010 Haunting, The Chamber Maid cassette $5.99 Gods of Tundra "First utterance of 2010 from the coffin lid couple. New worn sounds completely opposed to the modern world. The dread continues..."
4/16/2007 Haunting, The Feeding Chamber cassette $7.99 Gods of Tundra "Maybe the roughest Haunt jam to date. Sounds come and go like gashes on skin. This tape is like living under ice for 60 years, then dying.
7/5/2011 Haunting, The Psychic Interference cassette + zine $11.99 Gods of Tundra "New images and sounds simmer in dream corridors. Interference is the only thing that is consistent in the lifeforce. What comes after interference ends up on the astral plane. The cove couple lingers in all planes on this one. Color and black & white collaboration art zine, lo fi and ancient cassette."
9/29/2003 Havergal Trash 10" $7.99 Elevator Bath "The five instrumental compositions, which comprise this EP from 1999, are contemplative and melodic sound experiments. Traditional instrumentation (guitar, percussion, etc.) mixes with found sounds and samples to create wisely restrained, yet emotional music. The material occasionally approaches ‘post rock,’ but, instead, opts for something far more relevant. On transparent vinyl with clear plastic sleeves, in an edition of 550 copies."
10/19/2003 Hawk, Gerald King of River Canoe CD $11.99 Abduction "Debut release by this obscure filmmaker (?). The last non-member of the Sun City Girls to release something on their Abduction label (Hal Russell) didn't live long to tell about it, but Gerald evidently thinks he's made of tougher stuff. This recording features acoustic muddle and the whispered rants of somebody with no fear of waking up in a bunker. A certain amount of Jandekian idolation/emulation/ass-ination raises the intrigue and as for the wind, it continues to blow. Don't be afraid to jump, straight down."- FE
2/10/2004 Hawk, Gerald The Honey Guide Bird CD $12.99 Abduction "The second CD from obscure artist Gerald Hawk, The Honey Guide, is the music of opposites: laughter and misery, crazy and the grim, toytown and the city of fear. This curious recording is filled with hypnotic sound-fields and a queer feeling of humility. Stories of giants and witches are embedded in an outerworldly atmosphere. The music betrays an ability to enter into the supernatural space of abstract hoverings. Is he communicating with the dead, performing underwater rituals, or sketching a lush photographic awareness of the world?"
1/1/2008 Hawkwind Hawkwind LP $20.99
"A reissue of their 1970 classic first album, this is where the long interplanetary journey began. Sometimes compared to early PINK FLOYD, it's bluesy spacerock defined by a unique, sci-fi approach to guitar, sax and electronics. Original artwork, Euro import."
4/24/2006 Hay, Emily / Marcos Fernandes We Are CD $10.99 Public Eyesore "Folks, I couldn't begin to know how to properly express what I think is going on with this album. Marcos Fernandes is the percussion, field recordings, and electronic noise man. Emily Hay is the voice artist, flute, piccolo, piano, and electronic noise lady. Now that information came by easy with help from the album booklet. What is a bit more difficult is knowing how to explain what you will hear on We Are. There are quiet moments, the noisy moments, and then there are the what exactly am I listening to moments. Ok, ... I am aware that this review isn't shedding too much light on the album. You know that funny sound when you twiddle your lips with your fingers and go bbbvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv? Well, nobody does it better than Emily Hay." - Cameron Deyhle
7/14/2013 Hayama, Rei A Child Goes Burying Dead Insects one-sided LP $23.99 Ultra Eczema "A rarity, while not being in higher atmospheres of any kind, the film "kodomo ga Mushi no shigai wo umeni iku" aka "A child goes burying dead insects" forced up a third sleep state, third dream state and third reality check.., wishing the colours were really the colours one would see everywhere, instead of the discusting digital prints or pixelated madness that get shoved up our body holes! it makes me wonder if i am really here right now or if i had seen the film before 2009 which is not possible as it was made in that glorious year.. this soundtrack of japanese film maker Rei Hayama, her main concern on film is about the relations between wildlife and present humanity, she is a co founder and organizer of (+), a experimental screening project in japan. this soundtrack is driven by a beautiful japanese folk loop, blown over by a HNAS type of sound collage, primitive in it's set up, and sliced open by Rei's own angel type of vocals, like a creepy lullaby. comes in a stencil printed cover with images from the film, and a extra insert that doesn't have anything to do with it at all! limited to 200 copies. listen to a excerpt here: https://soundcloud.com/ultra-eczema/rei-hayama-a-child-goes
4/3/2011 Hayden, Bridget An Indifferent Ocean LP $19.99 Kraak "Previously found prizing atom splitting feedback through a horizontal guitar, Bridget Hayden's solo experiments have more lately sought the brooding, layered blues that we find resonating in "An Indifferent Ocean". A stripped down set up, featuring an out of tune, hand me down guitar, two pedals of similar origin - no delays - and a donated fourtrack port-a-studio found on the street, has converged to form a crafted storm of abyss kicking improvisation. Best known for her involvement with the hypnotic, shambollic and critically acclaimed drone band Vibracathedral Orchestra, Hayden split in 2006, desiring change and a new vein to hone. She toured solo with kindred freaks such as The Aethr Method, Melanie Crowley-Delaney, Marcia Bassett and Sunburned Hand of the Man, later teaming up with The Telescopes' henchman Stephen Lawrie to begin a noisy collaboration that continues to confuse and electrify. Here, in her first official and long awaited solo release, you will find a spectrum of somnambulist trances that seamlessly conjoin dense and frantic depth with delicate fracture. Relentless guitar shredding epics are interspersed with graceful, drifting melancholia that lull the listener back to shore with a warm, whispered dream after being crashed mercilessly against the rocks." Edition of 500 copies.
11/20/2010 Hayvanlar Alemi Guarana Superpower LP $29.99 Sublime Frequencies "Hailing from the Turkish capital of Ankara, Hayvanlar Alemi is a group of contemporary players steeped in the art of psychedelics, surf, and expansive rock instrumental grandeur. Formed in 1999, the band is led by Özüm ?tez (electric guitar) and I?žk Saržhan (percussion) and they've released a variety of CDs and mp3 tracks in Turkey and beyond leading up to this, Guarana Superpower, their first-ever vinyl LP. The tracks drift from majestic beauty to blazing delirium with ?tez etching his manifesto for electric guitar every step of the way backed by Sarihan's wide variety of percussion styles. Although the group is rooted in classical and modern Turkish psych-rock in spirit, they draw on a large range of sounds and influences, and traces of Turkish styles are hard to pin down. Two of the tracks, "MEGA Lambada" and "Guarana Superpower," are more reminiscent of late '80s post-punk experimental mind-melting, referencing Torch Of The Mystics-era Sun City Girls in grand fashion. Other cuts expand on a diversity of areas including tripped-out surf, retro Cambodian rock, electrified Thai Mor Lam and Saharan guitar music. Every single track is memorable and the incredible variety helps confirm the fact that Hayvanlar Alemi is one of today's great rock instrumental combos. This extremely limited one-time LP pressing comes in a full color heavy-duty tip-on jacket."
1/1/2015 Hayvanlar Alemi Twisted Souvenirs LP $27.99 Unrock "Hayvanlar Alemi, led by Ozum Itez (guitar) and Isik Sarihan (percussion), are a group of contemporary musicians from the underground scene of the Turkish capital, Ankara. Their genres are extraordinary psychedelic, surf, and instrumental rock, flavored with an exotic twist. They released some domestic CDs in Turkey before their international debut came out on Alan Bishop's and Hisham Mayet's Sublime Frequencies label in 2009. Guarana Superpower (SF 062CD/LP) sold out in only a few weeks. Twisted Souvenirs documents their fast-paced development into an elegant, highly complex, genuinely performed mélange of the most exotic possible influences. They position themselves close to their roots but open up at the same time to influences from the East and West and beyond. Reminiscent of Sun City Girls' Torch of the Mystics phase, influences from Cambodian retro-rock and electrified Thai Mor-Lam are as deeply anchored in their sound-carpet as the glittering guitars from the Sahara. Hybrid music galore. "Karecikler Dolmadan," once the intro to their recent live sets, becomes the centerpiece to this album. "Yekermo Sew," a careful new interpretation of the Mulatu Astakte classic, and "Geneva Incident" are highlights amongst an album where each and every song is unique and recognizable. With a steady hand, Hayvanlar Alemi put pieces together from global sounds to make this album a perfect entity. Limited edition pressing of 750 copies." - FE
1/25/2011 Head Boggle Unsounds and Domo Live c35 cassette $6.99 NNA Tapes "Derek Gedalecia's latest creation brings us mutated electronic music from the extreme far out. A seemingly endless stream of synthetic gurgles, gulping, and goop in chaotic bursts of unpredictability. Includes a live audience/soundboard recording that delivers in the masterful live HB style."
7/14/2010 Head Of Wantastiquet 18.02.2010 CDR $16.99 Unsound "Edition of 120 copies CD-R documenting a live performance from Paul Labrecque (Sunburned Hand Of The Man/Trees Chants And Hollers/The Other Method et al). Labrecque's string work makes reference to the lonesome sound of Sandy Bull and John Fahey while connecting with the experiments in contemporary American Primitive drone of Paul Metzger and Matthew Valentine. Quietly psychedelic and spellbindingly intimate. In full colour gatefold card sleeve." - Volcanic Tongue
10/25/2008 Head of Wantastiquet Mortagne LP $29.99 Ecstatic Yod "Head of Wantastiquet is the solo project of Sunburned Hand of the Man's Paul Labrecque. This is the long awaited follow-up to Paul's debut cassette release on Open Mouth. This LP is luscious and layered with psych banjo based pieces spread over 12 tracks. I'd compare it to a cross between Daniel Higgs and Doc Boggs sans vocals. A truly beautiful record which comes in a VG Kids screenprinted double sided sleeve sleeve in a one time edition of 500." Highly recommended!!
8/31/2010 Headboggle Banjo Signal Generator As Advertised c29 cassette $7.99 Digitalis Limited "The boggling continues fresh out of the bowels of the san francisco space program. "banjo signal generator as advertised" keeps the psychedelic synth scrapes brewing and brewing until everyone is buried underneath his electronic portal clouds. inside this howling vortex of bubbling electronics come unexpected shifts of composed guitar melodies that fade away as quickly as they arrived. in its wake, the synth waves dial it in and intensify until petering out into a sample of your favorite piano spooks of all time. but as i've come to expect, headboggle shows up for a live rendition next making me jones heavy to see this spectacle in person. minimalist electronic sculptures battle it out with the crowd's voices, the latter adding an unexpected bonus to the proceedings. it's some haunted spliff. headboggle never sounds like anything but headboggle and ends up stuck in your skull for days on end. you just have to keep going back to it, trying to figure out what the hell happened while you were out. edition of 75, pro-dubbed.
4/10/2009 HeadBoggleD rchive # 3 cassette $4.99 Anathema Sound "In a universe of incredible synth jammers that grows more crowded by the second, Bay Area's Derek Gedalecia is truly a standout. Eschewing pleasant melodies and anything even remotely new age, Gedalecia uses his analog gear to disorient, discombobulate, and deteriorate. The third part in Head Boggle's ongoing rchive series buzzes through your cranium in so many different ways: sharp beams of sound, rumbling oscillations, and plenty of bizarro, brain-bending field recordings from who-knows-where. Side B is an entire live set that throws a hand-cranked music box in the middle of the synth storm. To say "it works" would be an understatement. Draw the wildcard and unleash the madness. With full color art, inserts, and labels by Matt Yacoub." Edition of 50 copies.
6/27/2009 Headdress Lunes CD $13.99 No Quarter "Lunes is the second album by the Texas psychedelic duo Headdress. Written in the desert but recorded during an endless New York City winter, the album is a dark meditation on Americana. Guitarist Caleb Coy and organist Ethan Cook sculpt a cold, expansive sound made ripe for these turbulent times. It's the blues shaped by the avant-compositions of La Monte Young and Dylan Carlson. It's drone rooted deep in the American tradition."
6/27/2009 Headdress Lunes LP $13.99 No Quarter "Lunes is the second album by the Texas psychedelic duo Headdress. Written in the desert but recorded during an endless New York City winter, the album is a dark meditation on Americana. Guitarist Caleb Coy and organist Ethan Cook sculpt a cold, expansive sound made ripe for these turbulent times. It's the blues shaped by the avant-compositions of La Monte Young and Dylan Carlson. It's drone rooted deep in the American tradition." Includes MP3 download code.
5/8/2015 Heather Leigh Nightingale LP $25.99 Golden Lab "It's goosebump city, this one. Some familiar motifs from the last few shows we've been lucky enough to see appear, but it's largely at the mercy of the gods of chance and thus a whole new Heather Leigh experience. Gone are the vocals to make way for an almost tunnel visioned focus on the attack parameters of the pedal steel. And, yet, whilst that makes it THE most human, visceral and tear-yr-face-off-with-bare-hands record we've heard all year, the cassette the performance was captured to adds a dense swamp of compression almost rendering the sound of the steel into that of an early Terry Riley tape manipulation. Blown away." Edition of 250 copies.
3/5/2009 Heatsick Dubbed Sunshine cassette $9.99 Searching Records "2008's most beautiful egotriptic colorful dervish from Steven Warwick (from Birds of Delay). All-pro recorded and printed chrome tape with beautiful art and insert by Steven." Pro Tape in hand sprayed case - limited edition of 100 copies.
11/17/2007 Heatsick Muddy Paw CDR $12.99 Trans-Dimensional Sushi "New solo jams from Steve Warwick of Birds Of Delay, with eternally singing reeds and alien breath tones combined in forests of wonked tape and DIY bedroom hypnosis. Three tracks. Edition of 100 copies." - Volcanic Tongue. "This, the first in a trilogy of dewy perfume sunrise, waking up naked in wet grass and the smile of a deer. consciously pop, day after memory distortion. overloading the senses in drunk ecstasy tracks progress to casual blur into cruise down the river densities. Dedicated to Oliver Reed and Tess..."
5/14/2007 Heatsick Pre-Cum Fog Ballet cassette $14.99 Alcoholic Narcolepsy "Although this Heatsick release starts out nice and normal, it doesn't take that long before it gets taken over by the warped half of sole member Steven Warwick's brain; melodic acoustic guitar work gets layered and then drowned. This c30 release (in vampiric black and red) layers acoustic details on top of each other, all the while preparing the listener for the inevitable absorption into Heatsick world. These simply layered parts keep their backbone for a while, refusing to urn to liquid, landing in clockwork patterns of strums. The magic of this single piece is the way the mechanical mouse organ styled build of notes begins to take on a sort of halo. The chimes set in motion droney moving rings which in turn heralds circling whistles appear along with freer pitches around the song. This other world begins to try and steal the song's focus creating an intentionally glorious coming together of two teased-out worlds.
When the second side picks up the hard to hold thread of "Pre-Cum Fog Ballet," the guitar parts have been lost. The mazes of drones have guzzled this instrument down in murmuring hums, a disintegrating swarm of Möbius Strips. Listening to the second side of this cassette is like arriving at the fairground on expensive glue and having to choose which half-broken fairground attraction to ride on. The sounds spin just below the point of overwhelming, like a séance that only attracts pissed-up drunken spirits that all want to talking at the same time. The gap between side one and two feels like a part of this buckled metamorphosis has been lost, but that's probably partially my fault for having equipment that requires me to get up to flip the tape. Despite the sometime insanity of the music, Heatsick's explorations are never mentally wearing; god only knows what it's doing to my ears though." - Scott McKeating, Brainwashed
5/14/2007 Heatsick Searing Light Of Glue Prisms cassette $14.99 Alcoholic Narcolepsy "New jams recorded over the last few months. Yellow tar visions... more trickly... cavernous. Honey comb like fly visions slow motion ascent flying into a candle..." Heatsick is Steven Warwick of Birds of Delay. Edition of 100 copies.
5/14/2007 Heatsick Total Afternoon Sundae cassette $14.99 Alcoholic Narcolepsy "Steven Warwick, half of the up-and-coming sound abusers Birds of Delay, has been using his own Alcoholic Narcolepsy label to spread his solo Heatsick project. Any more releases like this one and it's only a matter of time before the bigger underground indies come calling. This cassette might look like the label's most professional looking release yet, but the project's roots still sound resolutely lo-fidelity. But where in the past Heatsick required some effort on the listeners behalf, meeting the music halfway, Total Afternoon Sundae comes running with open arms and a doped-up grin. As good as those previous efforts have been, this one feels like it's cleared out some blockage between the music and listener, the hurdle of formlessness, hurtling it up to the next level. The opening piece, which takes up the whole first side, is thick and sweetly queasy, like too much lukewarm ice cream. Its tides of short-wave radio rise and fall on top of other sounds, melting into each other like a gelatinous mass of sugar. There's a dash of arresting Spacemen 3 style drone laid in there too, swirling like tangible energy at the piece's edges. The pulpy mash of organ and synth guts seems to be rotting and blossoming at the same time within the magnetic tape. There are touches of beauty on the rest of the tape, too, a little less thick perhaps, but no less explicit. Even the bent pitches of "Later Mirror" and its broken game show vibe can't hide the song's silvery splendour. "Exactly, Exactly" takes this idea further again, creating a ever-moving rush of gorgeous sounds, the constantly rolling and peripatetic blooming tones reproducing without assistance. The closing "Unspent Realisation of Dawning Release" sees Warwick performing the same kind of magic that Richard D. James did with soldering irons on Selected Ambient Works II. The cut-price ambience of the keyboard's melody is easy to get lost in; the sound quality and tape hiss just adds to the charm. The cassette format is endearing, but when you run into a great release like, the inadequacies become more inconvenience than charm. It's very probable that each listen to Total Afternoon Sundae is minutely degrading this recording; its brilliance, and the need for repeated listens, gradually destroying the music. This is a release already in dire need of a CD reissue." - Scott McKeating, Dusted Magazine
2/7/2009 Heaven People Sewn Eyes cassette $5.99 905 Tapes "Heaven People is like finding pastel puke on the floor. like a multi-color mess that you can't look away from cause it's so mesmerizing, but you know you gotta clean it up cause it's gonna be sewage sooner or later. maybe a week goes by and you start seeing different images in the stain it left. like a cloud eating a reindeer. i don't know, something fucked up. heaven people are kinda like anti-psych psych. the liquid bricks of a water city. bells and whistles with no bells and whistles. hands floating away from your arms. eyes on the cover are punched out with yarn keeping em sewn."
5/5/2015 Heavy Hymns Solace c30 cassette $7.99 House of Alchemy Solace is the first full length release from Heavy Hymns, the solo project of NY artist Michael Hentz. Over the course of six tracks Hentz taps into that cosmic other, weaving guitars and synth together to create something that is lush and entrancing. Rest, release, drift. c30 edition of 100.
7/11/2008 Heavy Winged Alive In My Mouth LP $21.99 Three Lobed Recordings "Last summers CD release for Heavy Winged, Blacc Lust, flew out of here and really seemed to find a good home with folks. Following up on that response comes the massive and dense blowout that is Alive In My Mouth. Comprised of two of the bands dirtiest and, quite simply, heaviest tracks, it is music for tearing down physical walls. Edition of 647 copies pressed on 180-gram RTI vinyl, housed in heavy art sleeves bearing new artwork by Michael Canich and letterpressed by Dexterity Press."
11/17/2007 Heavy Winged Feel Inside CD $13.99 Archive "Brand new three trax release from Portland/ Brooklyn based unit which comes on the heels of the bands recently re-issue disc, and highly excellent three lobed release "blacc lust", comes three long playing journeys into psych noise dronedom. I'm not a huge fan of the press release description game where the label goes on to babble and make absurd quotes like "sounds like every band that has sold a shit load of records this past month if you combine sunno))) with your mamma then you know exactly how great this record is". I'd just like to humbly state to me it comes off like the Bardo Pond brothers recording in the lo-fi high fuzz induced kitchen of the Goslings. All label claims aside listen to the clip!! PACKAGE comes packed in a double cover center opening sleeves with the outer shell being a vellum overlay wonderfully executed graphically by Chase Middaugh. Single pressing of 600 copies."
6/30/2010 Heavy Winged Fields Within Fields LP $20.99 Three Lobed Recordings "They're back. Heavy Winged has continued to stretch their leathery, scarred, er, wings and grow since their last release for Three Lobed Recordings, 2008's Alive In My Mouth. The band was determined to make Fields Within Fields into a significant part of their discography from the very outset. In October 2009, the band decided to enter the 5D Studios in Brooklyn to engage in what would be a first-time experiment - recording in a multi-track studio with overdubs planned from the session's start. Prior to this experience the band's entire catalog was centered on displaying their ferocious live spirit. Having already proven themselves to be adept at creating grand and heavy statements in an improvised, one-take-only setting, they felt that were ready for the challenge of being both improvisational and composition-minded. The band hunkered down for the session and even brought in some friends to help augment the Heavy Winged vibe. Their time in 5D yielded the two dark fruits which combine to form Fields Within Fields. Brutal and hard, 'Among The Maori' leads the album off and encompasses the entire first side of vinyl. The track opens with a slow, deliberate fade into Jed Bindeman's (Eternal Tapestry, Jackie-O Motherfucker) tribal drumbeat. This beat may start controlled but the track's velocity and volume continue to accelerate, eventually turning 'Among The Maori' into a highly tuned jet engine. Ryan Hebert's guitar playing is exceptional throughout, beginning with an initial prolonged banshee-like wailing and slowly building and fully giving way to a fantastically cranking and grinding post-metallic din by the track's conclusion. 'Among The Maori' stands out among the band's entire catalog as perhaps their truest moment. The album's second side is fully dedicated to the drone doom opus 'The Hum Of The Universe.'"
10/17/2009 Heavy Winged Heavy Winged cassette $9.99 Blackest Rainbow "Very pleased to announce that after much ongoing talk between me and the band, Blackest Rainbow will be issuing the very first Heavy Winged cassette. A total beast from this cross country American trio of Ryan, Jed and Brady recorded just after a 4 day east coast tour in November 2007 at Ryan's house in Vermont. The music switches between pure heavy repetitive riffing, drum kit massacre and shredding bass to more melancholy weird minimal bits, which actually co-inside with the last jam the band did before parting ways across the map. Nevertheless, this is another totally amazing and essential release from one of my favourite bands around right now. Limited to 200. Pro-dubbed cassettes."
5/31/2009 Heavy Winged & Inca Ore Ring Mining LP $15.99 Not Not Fun "Wild collaborative LP by these 2 deep psych visionaries. One side is a studio collab merging HW's pummeling psych-frenzy with cascading waves of IO-keyboard bliss. The other side is a rare, unhinged live recording of the single time these outfits ever performing together...imagine HW with a freaked out lead singer. Strange and great." "A stunning, crazy, radical joining-of-forces between our favorite instrumental psych-light power trio and our favorite west coast private voice dreamer, a full 3 years in the making. one side is a wild live collab from a 2006 brooklyn performance, the other is a 2008 studio creation. the best of both worlds. mastered by james plotkin."

Heazlewood Introducing the Ron Asheton Club 7" $5.99 Crawlspace "Chris Heazlewood (Sferic Experiment, Olla, King Loser) is one of New Zealand's best & most innovative guitarists & this is his personal tribute to the Stooges' best guitarist. Four tracks of layered riffs, samples, bass & backwards guitar."
9/25/2010 Hedonic Islands Hedonic Islands 7" + download $5.99 Gematria Records Track listing
A1: Alien Abduction feat. Dudley Perkins and Georgia Anne Muldrow
B1: Cavaco Da Mangueira feat. Bani Silva
B2: Hedonic Islands Dub Plate feat. Prince Zohar
BONUS DIGITAL TRACK: Unnatural Ways feat. Addiquit
"Gematria Records brings you a slab of tropical murder with Ilya Monosov at the controls. "Alien Abduction" features former Stones Throw artists Dudley Perkins & Georgia Anne Muldrow channeling Sun Ra for an outer space party rap over a beat that swaggers like Dilla with original instrumentation giving it a sample-free feel. On the flip, Rio De Janeiro's Bani Silva (kabopro.com) hosts a favela dancehall sweat box and Habitat Sound System's Preston Swirnoff a.k.a. Prince Zohar contributes an analog dubplate on the "Tempo" riddim dripping with bass and cough syrup. Monosov has collaborated with Swirnoff in the psych-rock project Shining Path (Holy Mountain Records) while Swirnoff's work with Habitat Sound System and Dub Traffik Control has produced several coveted vinyl releases on Gematria & Brookyln's BSTRD Boots. Gematria Records is run by San Diego's Prince Zohar & Eddie Turbo. Gematria's catalog includes the smoky analog dub of Habitat Sound System and the airhorn-worthy dancehall of Dub Traffik Control. Upcoming releases include Habitat Sound vs. Dub Traffik Control 'Murder On Golden Hill' 10" vinyl dub clash and a limited edition cassette series. Zohar & Turbo host the ¡GEMATRIA! night in San Diego, bringing in top international purveyors of tropical bass."

Heemann, Christoph & Andrew Chalk Mirror Of The Sea LP $79.99 Robot Records Limited edition of 286 copies. Packaged in die cut grey sleeve. The only text is on the spine. Released on the occasion of the Mirror performances in Austin, Texas on November 5th and 6th, 2000. Mint condition - still sealed.
8/1/2014 Heitkotter, Stephen David Black Orckid CD $19.99 Now-Again "Deluxe reissue of the legendary '70s California bedroom psychedelic album restored/remastered transfer and never-before-heard demos. 32-page booklet contains dozens of unpublished photos and images and a thorough investigation into this exceedingly rare artifact. '...banging garage downer LP from the twilight zone ...raw & wasted." - Paul Major. Psychedelic rock record collectors have been repeating the name Heitkotter as if it were a mantra ever since the first copy of a hand-made demo LP turned up in a Los Angeles music publisher's reject bin, with nothing more than that word scrawled across a plain white jacket. Now-Again Records embarked some years ago on what seemed like a fruitless crusade -- to find out more about this Heitkotter, his music, his story. In the process, we've visited the house where this confounding album was recorded, found Heitkotter's musicians, rescued the demo-recordings that paved the way for this album, uncovered unpublished photos and paintings by the man behind the album, and are now ready to present the definitive look into a musical vision equal parts dangerous and peaceful, nihilistic and optimistic. It's safe to say the world has never heard something like Heitkotter -- it is a unique piece of art unlike anything that came before or has come after it. The bizarre LP known as Heitkotter -- recorded in around 1971 and pressed in a run of less than twenty five copies - was the culmination of one Stephen David Heitkotter's artistic career. Ross Dwelle, Stephen's childhood friend and the drummer on the record, describes the bedroom sessions in a handsome Craftsman home in Old Fresno as this young trio 'trying to play five songs written by a man losing his mind...probably stoned the whole time.' Heitkotter, this time issued as Black Orckid, as we assume Stephen would have wanted it - is too complicated to be written off as a symptom of a greater ill, or lionized by a few (and dismissed by the majority) as 'outsider' art. It's a rare and vital look at 60s and 70s American rock through the sad story -- and incredible music -- of an untethered soul. And as we hope to show in enlightening more of Stephen's backstory, it can also be considered sweet, kind and optimistic. The Heitkotter tale is cautionary, but Stephen's music is as close to the sublime as American rock has ever ventured."
11/1/2014 Heldon Perspectives 7" $17.99 Souffle Continu Records "This release marks the third release from Souffle Continu Records, the newly-founded label by the Parisian record shop. Perspectives, the companion EP to the Heldon IV/Agnetta Nilsson LP, came out in 1976 and saw Heldon toughening its music with the appearance of sequencer and Moog. "Pure savage electronic energy," as would later describe Dominique Grimaud and Eric Deshayes. Now almost impossible to find, this record is available again for the first time in almost 40 years in its original shape in an edition of 700 copies, pressed on solid orange vinyl." Tracks: Perspectives 1 Bis Complement / Perspectives 4 Bis
11/1/2014 Heldon Soutien a la RAF 7" $17.99 Souffle Continu Records "This release marks the second release from Souffle Continu Records, the newly-founded label by the Parisian record shop. Following Third, Heldon brought out this EP Soutien à la RAF in 1975. Radical, highly political, organic and hypnotic, heavy electronic prog, this record, like Le Voyageur by Schizo was distributed free of charge at the time. Now almost impossible to find, this record is available again for the first time in almost 40 years as an exact replica of the original artifact in an edition of 700 copies, pressed on solid red vinyl with an insert." Tracks: BaaderMeinhof Blues / O.D.B.
9/24/2013 Helen Dying All The Time / Felt This Way 7" $11.99 Yellow Electric / Meds "New band featuring Liz Harris (Grouper), Jed Bindeman (Eternal Tapestry) & Scott Simmons (ex-Eat Skull, Pacific City Nightlife). 2 songs. Noisy pop. Edition of 500 copies."
8/8/2009 Helhesten A Day Moth Cling CDR $9.99 Chironex "The microphone was poised, held in hands and rested on the tops of tables in Antwerp, Paris and Clermont Ferrand to collect these webs of clarinet, voice, autoharp, and field recordings. Two pieces balanced between spaced-out and tightly-stretched interjections which culminate in swamped-out tonal structures, which close listening builds as well as unpicking, mutating or smashing to pieces. This is a trio recording made on tour with Chora and Lanterns, both of whom might have held the microphone too."
6/25/2013 Helios Creed Superior Catholic Finger LP + CD $28.99 Lilith "Their second album, this time slimmed down to a trio, this was released in late 1989 on Subterranean, though it was recorded over a year earlier. Just as aggro, acid-fueled and flat-out weird as anything that Helios had done before, this opens with a long, untitled and unlisted mix of tape manipulation and effected-beyond-recognition guitar before jumping into the savagely hard acid rock of "Monster Lust" and "Mustard Dog." The rest of the album is even more feast for fiends, with explosive hard rock, tons of backwards and super-effected guitar, tape manipulation and found sounds, culminating in the rip-it-to-shreds "Weekends." Yes, they're using our original artwork. 180 gram vinyl pressing, Italian import."
6/25/2013 Helios Creed X Rated Fairy Tales LP + CD $28.99 Lilith "First out in early 1986 on Subterranean (yup, us!), this was the first release under his own name by the 1977-1983 main singer, songwriter and guitarist of the reclusive but legendary San Francisco avant-cyberpunk-acid-metal band CHROME. Continuing and extending that band's sound, this oozes with savagery, tunefulness, noise, aggression and sonic experimentation all set on high. Original artwork, 180 gram vinyl pressing, Italian import."
4/16/2007 Hell & Bunny Better Eulogies Are On Their Way cassette $9.99 Tape Tektoniks "30 minutes of creepy and jazzy improvisations by ben (percussion) and hans (cello) of graveyards and melee fame."

Hell Mach Four Hell Mach Four 12" EP $8.99 Mood Swing Records Chaotic guitar driven psych
5/29/2008 Hello, Blue Roses The Portrait Is Finished and I Have Failed To Capture Your Beauty LP $16.99 Locust "The sweetheart duo of Dan Bejar (Destroyer, Swan Lake, New Pornographers) & Sydney Vermont (visual artist, former Toronto Children's Choir kid singer) have tied the knot around an infectious readymade classic with their 14-track self-titled debut. The Portrait Is Finished folds the last few decades of pop music together, drawing on everything from an unabashed love of '80s AOR (Prefab Sprout & Kate Bush) to the cheery mysticism of young Scotland (Orange Juice & Felt) to prime Aquarian age femme folk of the '60s & '70s." Pressed on blue vinyl.
1/1/2014 Hellvete / Jake Blanchard split cassette $9.99 Tor Press "Hellvete is Glen Steenkiste (Gonzalez & Steenkiste, Sylvester Anfang), here we have 3 distinctly different tracks, ranging from delicate percussion, zoned out drones and banjo plucking. It's impossible not to get lost in this music, long tracks of sustained drones with subtle textures and layers building and fading. This is the second release from Jake after his debut on Feathered Coyote. Often using hand made instruments Jake weaves blissful drones with primitve rhythm and melody at times harmonious and euphoric giving way to distorted and dissonant. Limited to only 75 copies with artwork by Jake Blanchard on pro-dubbed cassettes."

Henderson, Jeff / Nick Hodgson / Richard Neave Live At The Shirley Community Centre CD $12.99 CMP Jeff Henderson (alto sax), Nick Hodgson (drums), and Richard Neave (guitars) recorded live on August 21, 1998.
11/1/2014 Hendrix, Jimi Germany 1967 LP $20.99
Recorded for 3 different German radio and television shows in March and May of 1967 (before his breakthrough performance at Monterey Pop), this features "Foxy Lady," "Hey Joe" (3 versions), "Stone Free" (2 versions), "Fire," and "Purple Haze" (3 versions). Fine sound, full color high-gloss sleeve, Euro import.
3/2/2013 Henry & Hazel Slaughter Garden Bowl CDR $7.99 American Tapes "Two Long tracks with most abstracted songs yet in prep for a completely unnerving and tense live set at the Garden Bowl late dec at the close 2013. Color cover edition of 40." AM 947
8/20/2011 Henry and Hazel Slaughter Demo CDR $5.99 American Tapes "New PRIMITIVE TECHNO unit. Been touring all summer, minimal electronics and maracas over a repetitive primal pulse. LOUD. Unnerving supreme. LP soon. Playing Chicago & Hopefully kzoo in july. Mathematical slow burning memorizing chaos. Was around briefly as a LIVE FRYING now here's the real deal. Numbered edition of 40, color covers." AM 903
5/28/2011 Henryspencer To The Timeless Valley CDR $14.99 Bookmaker Records "Henryspenncer's music is marked by the confrontation of psychedelic guitars and industrial percussions, folk sounds and drone atmospheres, coexisting in long progressive compositions. "To The Timeless Valley", Henryspenncer's second album, invites you to get lost in an unseen musical world evocative of large imaginary deserts, beyond time and the world." Heavy digifile + insert card. Edition of 150 copies.
10/13/2010 Herb Diamante A Spoonful of Yeast CD $12.99 No-Fi "NO-FI are delighted to announce the release of the cd 'A Spoonful Of Yeast' by lysergic torch singer Herb Diamante and an all-star cast of backing bands that reads like a Who's Who of alt-rock luminaries. As well as featuring his heart-rending version of Bobby Vinton's 'Mr Lonely' in the company of the legendary Sun City Girls, 'A Spoonful Of Yeast' also sees Herb front Sunburned Hand Of The Man, Vibracathedral Orchestra, Climax Golden Twins, Dialing In, Diatric Puds and At Jenny Richie. The cd comes in a beautifully designed card gatefold sleeve adorned with collage designs by Herb himself, and is a limited run of 500 copies for the world." Highly recommended!
11/3/2012 Herbcraft Flowering cassette $11.99 Julia Dream "Portland, Maine’s Matthew Lajoie is a man of many projects, and lately he has kept himself busy releasing and touring with Planets Around the Sun and his latest venture Brainshadows. ever since the dissolution of his principal group Cursillistas however, Lajoie’s main creative focus has been Herbcraft. this year Lajoie returns with two new releases of his signature psych-induced outsider folk. before the third proper Herbcraft record arrives this fall, a new limited edition tape comes next week to bridge the gap. Flowering contains ten fresh transmissions of opaque and somber yet delightfully ambitious and sprawling explorations. Flowering will be out on Julia Dream Recordings in an edition of 99 tapes." Last copies.
1/25/2011 Hering und seine sieben Sachen Nautical Twilight c47 cassette $5.99 //cae-sur-a// "Hering und seine sieben Sachen is the kosmisch solo vehicle of one Daniel Voigt (Autistic Argonauts, Pawned Pajamas, Horzes, Phantom Limbo). Nautical Twilight is five compositions submerged under a deep gauzy surface of rippling bass frequencies and shimmering pulses that float their way to the ear as if transmitted from the dark recesses of the ocean thousands of miles away. Recorded in July 2010. Hand numbered edition of 100."
11/10/2011 Herman, Gerard Fêta Justice LP $15.99 Kraak "Listen, Feta is the Greek traditional goat cheese. That's a fact that is right. And that again is a tautology, a style figure derived from the Greek 'tauto logos'. The record itself is not that complicated though. Musically Gerard Herman started his career with a noise cd-r that he couldn't sell, dropped his carreer and picked it up as the sax and found objects player in Belgium's youngest and most extraordinary free jazz combo Sheldon Siegel. With a combination of off the hook poetry, Suicide beats, field recordings, home made instruments, excerpts from his radio shows and other musique concrète Herman gave us the weirdest, funniest and most arty KRAAK debut till today. This year the man with two first names will graduate from Ghent Art Academy as a master in the Graphic Arts. This limited edition LP is a part of his graduation project. All art, including an offset printed poster, is made by Herman himself. The cover photos are by Sine Van Menxel. Fêta Justice is a great portrait of the artist as a young man, exploring new avant-garde territories in an uncomplexed Flemish fashion." Edition of 300 copies.
5/28/2011 Herman, Gerard I Read Somewhere It Is Not A Fable After All cassette $10.99 No Basement Is Deep Enough "Bright green. That is the color of the cassette Gerald Herman are two new sound sculptures caught. Two tracks of unspecified length because the Gauge is damaged and the tape no further technical information. Each track its own side. Interchangeable. Side A is hopefully Side A and Side B. Side B hopefully The only difference, the work piece. Chaos and quietly disturbing noise on side A, a voice slightly distorted sound on Side B. Or vice versa. Gerard Herman is an Antwerp artist of all forms of media taste. He draws and paints, writes books too thin, will give performances and occasional music, sometimes with Sheldon Shiegel. This, you realize that "I read somewhere it is not a fable after all" not just as music can be heard. It is only a small part of Gerard Herman, who is unperturbed that he likes. One moment results in a contract MuHKA, then colored in a cassette in a limited edition. With the absolute pinnacle of idiosyncratic behavior on the weekly Radio Centraal "The birds of the field ', an injection of nature study and garden construction. "I read somewhere it is not a fable after all 'can therefore not easily grasp. "Side A" is a collection of noises that only the challenged recognize a sound. It's hipster food for daredevils willing to do that unworldly. But it is also a sonic experiment that you can not wash spirited but is forced to listen to that piece of disjointed sounds different. You look for the link with the recognizable and wanders further into the strange world of Gerard Herman. That sounds less strange world of 'B Side'. A cinematic, covered with a menacing sound cutting (by a voting computer?) Nominated Dutch interview with a writer that the time between the sentences, and the noise, tension is built. "Look, it's true that I have planted a seed in people's heads, which may necessitate a major problem worldwide reality." Sentences run wrong, wrong and intonations sound occasionally sounds too weird a word spoken or written by a man to be. This will help to not know the story, which sounds like an eerie introduction to the world of a madman. How healthy the brain of Gerard Herman, since you guessing. It's nice to be able to get lost in it, but the redeeming click of the tape is "the redemptive click of the tape." - Katrina Schuermans, Cutting Edge (translated from Belgian to English by google!) Edition of 41.
11/20/2014 Herman, Gerard, Eduard Tyfus and Dennis Tyfus Het Lichte Lied Book $27.99 Ultra Eczema "PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS BOOK IS WRITTEN IN FLEMISH, A LANGUAGE ALMOST NOBODY UNDERSTANDS!!!
Gerard Herman was invited by "VTI Brugge" (a school for offset printmaking) to create an artist book the students would have difficulties printing, or at least it should be "complicated" or something… Gerard in turn invited Dennis Tyfus, who was intensely reading the interview series "Die zomer van Tien Om Te Zien" written by Mathias Danneels for Primo Magazine.
Together Gerard Herman and Dennis Tyfus disinfected these interviews with their bare hands, leading to a collection of short poems. These poems were then accompanied by photos made by Dennis Tyfus' father Eduard Tyfus, who -during a stormy period in the 70's- was a hobby photographer, and who wasn't aware of this fact. His photo's of parks and flowers perfectly fit to the schmoezerie this book is dripping with. This book is full of "graphic surprises", fold open posters, a poster of Joey Ramone with Matthias Danneels and a lot of words that should have been used more and better!
Limited to way too many copies, comes in either a red or a blue cover."
6/27/2011 Hertta Lussu Ässä Hertta Lussu Ässä LP $15.99 De Stijl "Gnomic no-fi plunk, wheeze, rattle and moan courtesy of an unfortunately monikered (well... at least to English language readers anyway...it probably means something just lovely in Finnish...) supergroup comprised of Jonna Karanka aka Kuupuu, Laura Naukkarinen aka Lau Nau and Merja Kokkonen aka Islaja that draws from the seemingly eternal well of stoned detuned mischief that feeds the viaducts of the Finnish underground. The sheer density of acts positing variants on this same post-Amon Duul/Siloah-like freakout stylee there gives rise to questions of bandwagon hopping, but that's a discussion for another time. For the here and now, this first release of theirs is a choice manifestation of heavy-lidded third-mind acoustic weirdity that's as ungainly as it is mystically/chemically blasted." This should be great!!
1/1/2014 Hespos, Hans-Joachim / Mama Baer t a n E K LP $22.99 Domestic Violence Recordings "A collaborative LP by German composer Hans-Joachim Hespos (his first official collaboration) and German sound/performance artists Kommissar Hjuler & Mama Baer, released on the latter's own imprint. The LP features four pieces: one by Hespos, one by Hesos with Mama Baer, one by Hespos with Kommissar Hjuler, and one by the duo of Kommissar Hjuler and Mama Baer. The Hespos' solo piece is an electroacoustic composition, in the vein of Ferrari / Schaeffer / Henry Parmegianni / Chion / INA-GRM. Mama Baer's collaboration with Hespos, adds the artist's fucked-up vocals to Hespos' composition, whilst Hjuler's version is a fluxus interpretation using Hespos' electroacoustic source with the added bonus of a glass, spoon and horn. The flip-side is an especially weird vocal freak-out, featuring the Kommissar Hjuler and Mama Baer collaboration, in which the duo use only their voices. The vinyl is housed in a sleeve with a paste-on colour photograph of the three artists and includes an insert. Released in a numbered edition of 177 copies. Strongly recommended."
2/23/2007 Hetero Skeleton En La Sombra Del Pajaro Velludo CD $14.99 Load "Five unholy speaker cone movers from Finland choke up a hairball of churning sax-driven mayhem. In between the notes, crinkle-cut sax spuzz links rude-itude of the highest order. Fans of Avarus will find the same disconnected fuckery pulsing through this disc. For fans of Flying Luttenbachers, Fat Worm Of Error, Butthole Surfers, and Blue Humans."
9/23/2004 Heule, Jacob Felix Dog Days CDR $9.99 23 Productions “Stuttering lo fi noise madness from Jacob Felix Huele on his cdr debut. Plenty of shredding noise sections with fucked up tape edits, looped rhythms, and mangled song parts in between. Highly recommended!”
4/22/2009 Hexlove Es Nunar Covencha 3" CDR $4.99 Majmua Music "Majmua Music presents our first ever CD-R EP release, a curious little 3" disc by Hexlove. The full title of this release is "Music From the Film Es Noonar Covencha (Music for Unmade Films)". Eleven songs in just under 21 minutes, this is the new punk! Hexlove (previous releases on Holy Mountain, Weird Forest, and Dreamsheep Records) is the project of Zac Nelson, who also played in Who's Your Favorite Son, God? and Prints. A few years ago there was a soundtrack that needed making, for a film that needed imagining. Well, at long last you can hear the results - the film will have to be of your own creation. These songs are short sonic sunbursts of collage pop experimentalism. Don't believe me? Then find out for yourself..."
2/7/2009 Hexlove Pijà Z Bogiem double CD $14.99 Dreamsheep Records "Beefheart or Eno? Magnetic Fields or Tricky? - Zac Nelson (see his releases on Holy Mountain and Temporary Residence...) comes from Illinois and his way to create music is pretty unique. Divived between impressive instrumental sections, gorgeous almost-feminine vocal parts, explosive drum skills and beautiful melodic inventions, Nelson shows the widest musical range and the best inspiration we ever tasted recently in the underground/indie scene. This is the second CD release from him - a wonderful collection of songs, drum-obsessed jams and crazy pop sketches. Here is an absolutely brilliant manifesto of his art. 2xCD wrapped in clear jewel case - 4-panel booklet - SIAE stickers - some copies come with "Hexlove" sticker on shrinkwrap." Edition of 500.
9/9/2013 Heyboer, Anton Rules Of The Universe double LP $23.99 Kye "Kye is proud to announce the release of Rules Of The Universe, a fully authorized anthology of archival audio work by the renowned Dutch artist Anton Heyboer (1924-2005). Heyboer's stature in visual arts is well known and internationally celebrated, but documentation of his audio work is scant and difficult to locate. Heyboer's only previous vinyl release - 1976's ill-fated 'She And She As One' LP (EMI) introduced a music so resolutely personal and uncommercial in nature that EMI ordered the unsold bulk of the pressing withdrawn and destroyed. Further recordings of Heyboer's anomalous music eventually trickled out via a string of private press micro-edition CDs/CDRs through the Anton Heyboer Foundation in the 1990's. Released with full approval from VOF Heyboer and overseen by Lotti Heyboer, Rules Of The Universe draws from over seven hours of surviving archival tapes, restoring the cream of the CDR editions and supplementing it with a selection of previously unheard tracks. Rules Of The Universe offers a fresh reappraisal of a lesser-known - but no less important field of creativity from one of the 20th Century's most original artistic minds. Rules Of The Universe arrives in a full color high gloss gatefold sleeve, with an accompanying fold-out color poster, in an edition of 500 copies."
5/29/2008 Hi-God People / Zond split LP $21.99 Spanish Magic "Melbourne, Australia's experimental rock underbelly gives birth to a baby that stumbles and screams. The Hi-God People side was recorded around the same time as their recent split 12' with New Zealanders the Dead C. It has live snippets from their show at the Palace whilst supporting Sonic Youth and recordings from a radio 3CR session. Their live shows vary from cosmic rock jams to evolution performance art epics. Pop stars doing the tango with some psychedelic monk. On the flip side is Zond! Zond are a rock group from Melbourne, Australia. They are named after a satellite of the USSR. But Zond are broadcasting dark ecstasy, not from space but from a place far below. They are a Rorschach blot, or a Freudian analysis gone wrong. Their live shows vary from a screaming psychedelic car crash to ambient metal: all that can be known in advance is the intensity of the performance. Zond include members of past and present groups: On, Fong, Library Punks, Mum Smokes, Ned & the Meds, The Stabs. This is Zond's first release." Limited edition of 300 copies - the covers and labels are completely handmade utilizing multiple screenprints, stencils, and hand carved stamps.
11/2/2011 Hideous Uno / Bank of Christ split c44 cassette $10.99 No Basement Is Deep Enough "Still no clue how the fake dolphin grin graciously slipped away from the more populist aspects of the animal canon. Maybe this fragmented Shanti temple chant of an abstract and intellectually ignorant nature, sent to me by the original KLS doctorandus Waylon Nietsche, will clear out some oceanic disputes : "It was here.. // appears to follow a uniform set of measures to the most vulnerable..-- at least // is part of life's work and learn at the conference, which was created by a lack of human resources..-- typical moody-- and integration of all functions without the need to eliminate possible audio (more songs to appeal) // barren in the design-- eat less, the rate of return and-- mixed with pity. Or rather a number of imitations.. increased tonic Morton, Leroy Jenkins, random phrases and melodies from the emptiness empty gallery, Howard Jones, the wide availability of consumer boredom-- recognition pub cavernosal solid building blocks because of no need-- things like music "whallah"-- if you can get a transfer.. of Publication.. // gold shell penetrated the field of wood covered with sweet.. the number of daily devotion and etomine not found, not far from the convention showed clearly in the form-- to believe and understand, I do not think the question that we do-- .. image at all, is not always meant to be a reward success". Hideous Uno is the in- and exhaling sound of Grady Runyan (Monoshock, Liquorball, The Bad Trips, Crawlspace, etc.) trying to sound 'new age'; Bank Of Christ the cacophonic freak-rawk omelette by Kreamy 'Lectric Santas Robert & Pria (www.kreamy.org) and Marlon Kassberg of Liquorball fame, plus a bunch of not so color-deaf guests. Ltd. to 53 hand-numbered copies -- comes in a sown-together carton cover, designed by Bart De Paepe a.k.a. Father Sloow & screen printed by Fanzin Ceger."
4/3/2011 Higgins, Gary A Dream A While Back 12" $12.99 Drag City "Gary Higgins is back from the time-space continuum with previously unheard moments from his storied past. Way back in 2005, Drag City reintroduced his 1974 psych-folk classic Red Hash to listeners around the world, who were acutely touched by Gary's carefully-arranged, darkly utopian songs. Since then, Red Hash has been widely recognized as a classic of its time. Fresh from his trip to the present, Gary is back in the past for this EP of songs, all of which were written and recorded circa '70-'71 , in the same time that the songs that would form Red Hash took shape. The songs reveal the deep strain in Gary's songwriting: bittersweet but playful, pointed but impressionistic, eerie and insistent. Vocal-and-guitar recordings present the songs humbly, but before long the lyrics and melodic changes are drifting like smoke into the listener's mind, clouding simplicity with paradox while pointing towards inevitable truth."
9/29/2009 Higgins, Gary Seconds CD $14.99 Drag City "A beautiful acoustic-based record featuring careful, melancholy arrangements in the tradition set by Gary's famous 1974 masterpiece 'Red Hash', but with a few unpredictable musical touches. Gary Higgins is a monumental figure in the folk-psych cult. 'Seconds.' strings together moments of life, working through regrets and reflections on fallibility, the odd flashback, and a few hopes for the future over the course of seven deep songs. 'Seconds.' weaves black threads of lyrical reflection into its sleeve in the shortlived Higgins tradition. Gary is accompanied on 'Seconds.' by The Random Concept, comprised of his musical companions through the years, several of whom played on 'Red Hash', including Dave Beaujon, Terry Fenton, Graham Higgins and Dave VandeBogart."
9/29/2009 Higgins, Gary Seconds LP $19.99 Drag City "A beautiful acoustic-based record featuring careful, melancholy arrangements in the tradition set by Gary's famous 1974 masterpiece 'Red Hash', but with a few unpredictable musical touches. Gary Higgins is a monumental figure in the folk-psych cult. 'Seconds.' strings together moments of life, working through regrets and reflections on fallibility, the odd flashback, and a few hopes for the future over the course of seven deep songs. 'Seconds.' weaves black threads of lyrical reflection into its sleeve in the shortlived Higgins tradition. Gary is accompanied on 'Seconds.' by The Random Concept, comprised of his musical companions through the years, several of whom played on 'Red Hash', including Dave Beaujon, Terry Fenton, Graham Higgins and Dave VandeBogart."
6/25/2013 Higgs, Daniel The Godward Way LP $22.99 Latitudes LP version. Limited to 1000 copies.
7/14/2010 Higgs, Daniel Unrock Instore Gig Series Vol. 18 CDR $16.99 Unsound "The fascinating artwork is made by Daniel Higgs himself, a silkscreened print in a edition of 150 handnumbered copies. "Hoofprints On The Ceiling Of Your Mind" from his new album "Hey God" released on Thrill Jockey Records recently, was taken from his live performance at Unrock. More than 70 minutes of pure magic in a perfect recording quality.
8/1/2014 High Rise Paris 1998 DVD $22.99 Fractal PAL format - Color - Region Free All Zones - Total Running Time Approx : 77 min. LIMITED EDITION - 250 copies.
"For the 20th Anniversary of Fractal Records, we are very happy to present you, this special new release and Fractal first DVD : the legendary Japanese Tokyo band High Rise live during their first tour overseas at the fall 1998. That concert in Paris was their unique date in France and the first in Europe, after some shows in the U.S. and followed by just one more date in London before ending. A truly memorable night and an absolute great performance by theses monsters "CULT" psychedelic speed freaks !! Despite some technical problems (cut on two tracks) from the cameraman Lionel Magal, this DVD is without any doubt the best images from High Rise live. Shooting under many different angles, all the majestic power of the band, with that sweaty psychedelic feeling and that intense energy is really captured here !! That trio (Asahito Nanjo, Munehiro Narita, Shoji Hano) was possibly at the time the strongest line-up of the group career and probably at their peak of their glory musically. An Historical document !!! DVD bonus : Mainliner (opening act led by the only leader A.Nanjo - not an Ohkami No Jikan gig), plus Hano solo and Hano/Narita duo (aka Kyoaku No Intention).
Psychedelic Speed Freaks started in 1982, but the name of High Rise appears with the first album on PSF Records in August 1984.
Very recommended for fans of MC5, The Stooges, Radio Birdman, The Lightning Raiders, Les Rallizes Dénudés etc.

High Rise Psychobomb - US Tour 2000 CD $15.99 PSF "First live High Rise album on PSF since the still astounding peak of 'Live' (PSFD-48). Seven tracks, fifty-two minutes. If there's anyone that doesn't already know, High Rise were where it all started. A group that boiled down improv, the hardest psych, the fastest punk into an injectable shot of accelerated adrenaline. The group were source of the first psych-ic rumbles to reach the West, indicating that something quite remarkable was happening in the Tokyo underground. Without High Rise there would have been no PSF (the acronym stands for Psychedelic Speed Freaks - the group's early moniker and the title of their debut album), no Musica Transonic, no Mainliner... This latest release features the group live in New York and Seattle on their most recent US tour, before an adoring audience of speedfreak boneheads (maybe you'll even hear yourself hollering 'louder' or 'faster'). Surprisingly, the trademark Nanjo production aesthetic has been toned down a notch, leaving the splattered acid genius and tonal control (!) of Narita's solos the most evident they've ever been. Nanjo and ex-White Heaven drummer Koji Shimura are as poundingly heavy a rhythm section as you could wish for. But it's the guitar where it is at: there's still nothing quite like Narita kicking open the throttle and tearing into a manic solo, leaving shit-eating grins to eat dust in his wake..."
4/9/2011 High Wolf A Guide To Healing 7" $5.99 Bathetic Records 33 RPM 7"
A1. Free Your Energy Field
B1. Swallow Pills with Ganga River Water
"If you dive into the Ganges River - the purest water on earth according to the Hindus, the most polluted and unhealthy according to science - hold your breath and open your ears, this music is what you'll hear." Edition of 300.
7/8/2010 High Wolf Ascension LP $12.99 Not Not Fun "Pyramidal meditationist High Wolf has been highly active since last summer's Animal Totem tape dropped on NNF: he's released three full-length CDRs, started his own record label (Winged Sun), begun a mail-collab with Astral Social Club (as Iibiis Rooge), embarked on two UK/Euro tours (one with heavyweights Gnod), plus trekked out on a month-long solo journey through India to collect field recordings and get deep. Whoa! Makes you feel lazy right? Well actually that's not all, as he also spent a few months somewhere in there recording, mixing, and re-recording the five multifaceted ethno-flux odysseys that comprise Ascension, his debut vinyl full-length. Utilizing his usual toolbag of looped tablas, fuzz guitar leads, chiming white light guitar, synth swells, and cloud-climbing electronics, the album safaris through a host of ecstatic ritual landscapes with more focus and magic than any other High Wolf hunt to date. A beautiful album for dissolving, dreaming, dancing (in a certain way). Been spinning this one weekly, share the flight. Black vinyl LPs mastered by Pete Swanson and housed in jackets with artwork by Kaugummi Magazine captain Bartolome Sanson. Edition of 400."
9/24/2009 High Wolf Incapulco CDR $9.99 Winged Sun 2nd edition. "New Cdr only release. Random jams recorded after those releases you enjoyed (animal totem on Not Not Fun / gabon on Winged Sun / digital heaven on Stunned) . Expect some fuzzy wah guitars, trancey keyboards, delayed vocals, groovy percussions and jungle spirit! Artwork by Skyler Hitchcox." Edition of 99 copies.
1/5/2013 High Wolf / Kunlun Stars Priest / The Eternal Return of the Different split 7" $7.99 Great Pop Supplement "The third of this month's new GPS 45s, offers up a mighty 'lone artist / 2 side projects' split seven, just in time for a UK tour for November. High Wolf is the better known of enigmatic Frenchman Max's aliases; a head spinning, heavily improvised project of spiritually charged, spiralling looped drones previously aired across a number of utterly essential releases on labels such as Holy Mountain, Not Not Fun as well as his own Winged Sun imprint. On the reverse, Kunlun's amazing "Eternal Return of the Different" offers up a more straightlaced electronic / kosmische flavour- recalling prime era Cluster, Harmonia, Schulze, Schnitzler or even (the criminally overlooked) Gunter Schickert in places. A wonderful single released as an edition of 400."
4/30/2012 Higney, Kenneth Attic Demonstration LP $18.99 One Kind Favor Second pressing of 400 copies. "Often considered the Holy Grail of "real people" records, Kenneth Higney's "Attic Demonstration" was never actually intended to be an official release. It was recorded in New York City by Higney and his accompanist Gordon Gaines (R.I.P.) as a vehicle with which to sell Higney's songs to other artists and was only pressed to vinyl in 1976 when he grew tired of duplicating cassette tapes. Apparently the Jandekian dissonance of the "A. Demo." sound was an unintended by-product of the one take demo sessions. Be that as it may, "Attic Demonstration" is a strange sonic world all of it's own. It is neither too weird to be unappealing to "regular" music listeners nor is it one of those "discoveries" that leaves you wondering what all the hype was about. Acoustic guitar ballads of nearly atonal desolation mix readily with rock 'n' roll numbers featuring hiccuping drums and alien sounding electric guitar. Higney's vocals are by turns sneering and mournful as he sings about lost love and the desire for fame all filtered through his uniquely bent worldview. Although a few ads were placed for the record in The Village Voice and The Aquarian, the fame that Higney sought eluded him (a semi-positive review in Trouser Press notwithstanding). That is, until the album was discovered and distributed by record dealer Paul Major. "Attic Demonstration" has been featured in the Acid Archives and copies of the original LP have soared in price over the years, but you no longer have to pay $100, $200 or even $300 to obtain a copy of this monumental album on vinyl. One Kind Favor and Kenneth Higney have teamed up to bring you an official reissue of "Attic Demonstration" remastered, with all the original artwork and with liner notes by the artist." Kenneth Higney's LP was a watershed moment for me... before that I was more focused on hard rock bands, psychedelic music, garage punk and the likes, whether major label or private press. The force of honest expression mixed with the sound of that LP blew my mind as well as made me keenly aware of the concept of someone putting their own record out. I felt like I was inside the artist's head when I played it." - Paul Major (Endless Boogie)
4/30/2012 Higney, Kenneth Funky Kinky b/w I Wanna Be The King 7" $5.99 One Kind Favor Limited edition one time pressing of 500 copies. "Official reissue of Kenneth Higney's lone 45rpm single. Compared to "Attic Demonstration," the recordings are much more polished. Synthesizers and "pop sensibility" have found their way into Higney's music, but this is still incredibly strange stuff. "Funky Kinky" is an especially unique come-on to a lady and "I Wanna Be The King" is an "ode or tribute, whatever you'd like to call it, to the NYC punk scene of Max's Kansas City and CBGB's in general and Johnny Thunders (the "King") in particular," according to the artist. "I hate the sissy music of John Denver." Higney goes on to say: In June of 1980 Kebrutney released a seven inch single of "I Wanna Be The King" b/w/ "Funky Kinky." This was my shot at being a performing writer and these were my first recordings done with the intent of being released to the general public. They were not demos. My thinking was to release a "double A side," which was reflected by the catalog numbers on the label: "KBH-516RAS" for "I Wanna Be The King" was the rock ("R") side and "KBH-516FAS" was the funk ("F") side. A monster record which drowned in the swamp after being chased by the villagers."
11/17/2007 Higuchi, Hisato Butterfly Horse Street CD $12.99 Family Vineyard "Tokyo-based guitarist/singer Hisato Higuchi has shaped an inimitable sound sphere of solitary electric notes that drape across his unearthly moan during the course of two full-lengths and an EP. Channeling loneliness and desire as elegant six-string tone poems, Higuchi has reached the heights of fellow travelers from Meredith Monk to Charalambides. Though Butterfly Horse Street adds an unexpected snarl as Higuchi erupts into a free/noise, wall of sound guitar style that echoes the most ecstatic string manipulation of Masayuki Takayanagi or Donald Miller (Borbetomagus). Ferocious and howling, Higuchi still paints desolation whether bleeding into the red or as hushed beauty."
11/4/2006 Higuchi, Hisato Dialogue CD $12.99 Family Vineyard "Dialogue is the first American release by Tokyo's new rising power Hisato Higuchi. Originally a puppeteer, Higuchi has transformed his glacial, shadow-box inspired hand movements to the twilight theater of electric guitar. His six-string tones and hushed vocals fan out from these haunted torch songs and burning embers of Patty Waters and Keiji Haino's quieter, introspective work. Overall, a beautiful meditation and entirely new vision of celestial blues. His seemingly wordless Japanese croon is a smoky, after-hours call of loss or spectral introspection. "Higuchi's music manifests a unique and singular conception. It breathes slowly, almost to the point of stillness, an eerie voice and flinty guitar searching for quiet revelation." -- Jon Dale, The Wire
1/22/2011 Higuchi, Hisato Henzai LP $13.99 Family Vineyard "Tokyo-based guitarist/singer Hisato Higuchi presents his fourth full-length and first LP release. Henzai is Higuchi at his most bare. Each song appears like a spectral poem -- sewn together with hushed electricity and whispers. This recording is wholly intimate, recorded in seclusion, and washes over the listener like a hazy, day-break dream. Higuchi splits these 12 torch-songs between slow-motion improvisations and the composed, yet each is sung with a mix of beautiful wordless/Japanese language moans that appears to have no beginning or end. The electric guitar catches the fainest of blue melodies and single note trances before flickering into black nothingness. The disparate touchstones for the emotional weight waged across this LP range from Blind Willie Johnson to The Cure's Pornography. Higuchi first embarked on his artistic travels as a puppeteer for a theater company. In 1990 he started creating music in his home studio and eventually self-released his debut CD EP She in 2003. Soon after he appeared on PSF's famed Tokyo Flashback compilation series, and Family Vineyard released the full-lengths Dialogue (2006) and Butterfly Horse Street (2007). Higuchi will be featured on an upcoming installment of Root Strata's Tsuki No Seika 7-inch series. Higuchi recorded, produced and shot the cover art for this 550 edition LP."
7/14/2011 Higuchi, Hisato Makanashi CD $8.99 Ghost Disc "Hisato Higuchi is seriously quiet, probably the only electric guitarist who could record a song in your bedroom without waking you up. Yet there's a fullness about his sound, consisting of gasping, end-of-tether vocals and overripe guitar. His songs are wraiths of forgotten jazz standards, with proper form and structure, but the tonality is ambiguous, as if voice and guitar have disagreed about the key; and his performance is stricken, haunted, like the mumbling ghost of a musician in a Kurosawa film. These two self-released EP's ('Mudai' and 'Makanashi') feature three tracks and a running total of around 14 minutes. On Makanashi the guitar is calmer and less distorted (than on Mudai), but the voice is still stranded in a zone where lyrics once existed but have burned away, leaving just vocal gestures. Originally a puppeteer in Nagoya, Higuchi now lives in Tokyo, His embrace of his own patch of pianissimo chaos is complete." - Clive Bell, The Wire
7/14/2011 Higuchi, Hisato Mudai CD $8.99 Ghost Disc "Hisato Higuchi is seriously quiet, probably the only electric guitarist who could record a song in your bedroom without waking you up. Yet there's a fullness about his sound, consisting of gasping, end-of-tether vocals and overripe guitar. His songs are wraiths of forgotten jazz standards, with proper form and structure, but the tonality is ambiguous, as if voice and guitar have disagreed about the key; and his performance is stricken, haunted, like the mumbling ghost of a musician in a Kurosawa film. These two self-released EP's ('Mudai' and 'Makanashi') feature three tracks and a running total of around 14 minutes. Mudai commences with 'Nidome Wa Mado O Akete' ('Opening The Windows For The Second Time), but don't worry about language, Higuchi's vocals are almost entirely worless. At two minutes in, the guitar blurts and heaves - a problem with pedal, perhaps - but he carries right on, developing a very strange solo full of distortion and interference. It's a wonderful moment: the music's proportions blur, making it hard to work out whether Higuchi is playing very loud or somehow making his sound bleed at low volume. Mudai continues in this vein, a voice of quivering melancholia accompanied by surprisingly dirty guitar." - Clive Bell, The Wire
3/23/2012 Higuchi, Hisato / Zelienople Tsuki No Seika Volume Four 7" $7.99 Root Strata "Super limited 7" release originally only available via subscription. Some leftover copies are available here for individual sale. Each artist has contributed an a capella track. That is to say, vocals only! In addition, all of the artwork is done by the artist."
9/17/2006 Hildegard Family Hymnal CDR $10.99 Feed & Seed "Hildegard is theduo of Presnell and J. Pace and as the name might suggest, the group sound is based around eerie choral constructs that lie somewhere between the Dionysian
brain-teleports that soundtrack Hermann Nitsch's various actions, the shortwave work of Keith Rowe and William Basinski, the celestial bells/ecstatic electronics of Neil Campbell's Astral Social Club, the single-note guitar lines of Mazzacane and Higuchi and the kind of deeply-reflective gothic space gauze that defined early Tangerine Dream sides like Zeit and Alpha Centauri and much of Klaus Schulze’s Black Dance. The duo utilise turntables, optigan, MT-220, Space Echo, Harmony 6 string guitar, drums, bells, flute, piano, harmony lap steel, Panasonic slimline tape player and Orange amps to generate the sound of a thousand voiceless spirits slow-marching through the furthest liminal reaches of your brain. Totally
beautiful: Presnell and the rest of the Feed & Seed roster are ones to watch this year for sure. Packaged in suitably swank handmade gatefold card sleeve with graphics of a completely bombed-out cathedral and a string bound booklet. Highly recommended and very limited." - Volcanic Tongue. "The duo of J. Pace and D. Presnell use optigans, table-top guitars, pianos, organs, flutes, synthesizers, tapes, records, drums to interrogate the ghosts residing in an old, family homeplace. Entry #1 in their Wunderkammern series."
9/17/2006 Hildegard Tape For The Tuning Of The Ear CDR $10.99 Feed & Seed "Brand new album from an expanded line-up of this great lurch/drone unit helmed by Daniel Presnell (of Astral Blessing) and Jenni Pace and featuring contributions from violinist Ed Yazijian (Dredd Foole & The Din/Cul de Sac et al) and drummer/organist Patrick Mulcahy. Ed runs a massive string of heavy silver right through the heart of this monster, lending the whole piece the kind of high-tension mettle of the Faust/Tony Conrad sessions or The Velvet Underground circa 'Black Angel's Death Song', an aspect that's given further emphasis by Mulcahy's thudding man/machine rhythms. Both of these central elements are given a whole load of peripheral depth by the application of ink-deep drones via mouth organ, bulbul tarang, strings, echo and vocal from Presnell and Pace, with the duo combining trephining blasts of breath in a way that conjures a whole bunch of underwater moonlight. Comes in the usual limited run with hand-tied card sleeve, full-colour art and fold-out insert with a poem by A.R. Ammons. Highly recommended." - Volcanic Tongue
11/1/2014 Hinterhof / Play for Today split 7" $7.99 Deep Distance "This one's a rare excursion into 7" territory for Deep Distance following a bunch of sold out 12s and full lengths from the likes of Umberto, NWW's Colin Potter and Tim Gane's new 'Cavern of Anti-Matter' project. A split 45, airing debuts from Berlin's HINTERHOF and the shadowy world of Camberwell based synth dabblers PLAY FOR TODAY. Hinterhof don the white Lab coats for the icy sci-fi pop blast of "Molecular Love with a Molecular Sound". All bubbling moogs and buzzing electronics topped with the cool vocals of Lollie Barr. If the reverse might be described as a kind of uptempo space age pop, Play for Today brings things down a few shades with the colder, more industrial synth tone and drone of "Golden Kids (What's Going On?)". Think darker Fad Gadget, early Cabs- a more angular, darker piece more in keeping with an early Mute 45 than it's double A side here- yet it's that dark and light aspect that makes the single such a winner. As ever with Deep Distance it arrives handsomely packaged, orange wax in cool company bags and inserts. A pressing of 500 expected to sell out pretty quickly…."
6/17/2004 Hiroshi Higashi Solo LP $29.99 Galactic Zoo Disk / Eclipse “Gorgeous soundscapes by Acid Mothers Temple wildman Hiroshi Higashi. As 2nd guitarist in AMT (don’t dare say ‘rhythm guitarist’ he’s so much more!) and synth abuser holy man extreme, he’s dazzled audiences the world over with his mixture of controlled acidic sounds and utter reckless abandon damaging nearly as many instruments as master Makoto. We are granted this gift from the same gods that oversaw the experiments of Florian Fricke, Rudolph Grey, and some Pink Floyd worshipping stoners throughout the ages. Yes folks, these are some shimmering meditations that test the boundaries of electronic equipment, while maintaining a creamy center. Call them ‘audio hallucinations’ or ‘new age’ if you must, just don’t blame me when you’re looking down at your body. To support his numerous travels and devil-may-care lifestyle, most of the sound generating devices are in hock now so don’t expect another anytime soon or ever. Blessed are ye, and limited is this here disk (300 copies) presented in a real purty colorful-type cover designed by one Plastic Crimewave and the fair maiden Min Song.” Steve Krakow.
The jackets were silkscreened by the peerless Alan Sherry (of SIWA Records fame) who did an amazing job! This was originally available as a cdr on the Acid Mothers Temple label.

Hiroshige, Jojo featuring Yoshiko Sai Crimson Voyage CD $19.99 Alchemy "Alchemy limited edition series 'Inner Mind Music' final release. This is Jojo's 4th solo album.with 70’s legendary female singer Yoshiko Sai. Like German progressive sound. Jojo (electric guitar, keyboard and percussion), Sai (voice & percussion). Three long tracks, recorded 2001."
4/24/2006 Hirvileuka I CDR $9.99 Outa "Improvised music with nice melodies and rhythms. Nicely done - it does not slip into chaos."
4/10/2005 Hive Mind Black Tempest 3" CDR $12.99 P Tapes Recorded March 2005 - deep rumbling drones.
2/1/2005 Hive Mind Death Tone CD $12.99 Hanson “’I'll trade my Cinnamon Twists for a third of that Nuclear Bombast. Weird dudes jamming synths. Alone. Social Problems. Problems. Recorded late into the night. Fucking A. That is the business, right there. Check ‘Ze Wormnest’ or Matthew Young for bleary eyed-no-fan sound destruction. Shit is just creepy-gets under your skin. While most noise youth get their chocolate fingers lost in gadgetry and posturing-something about a synth jam that's just.... Human ... humanly wrong. But fucking right. Right on Hive Mind. Out of some strange comic miasma emerged this hulking thing known for playing in corners or under black sheets with short fingers churning out cosmic tales of bass heavy sheets of molten alien sound cut with xray pirate eyes. Dude is some serious Michigan shit. This sound-injecting terrorist is crew to all the like minded and total jag-off MI underground weirdo brethren's. I think he soaked his pyramid genitals in ice cold antifreeze to get where ‘Death Tone’ lives in underwater-cave life. Jamz are just lurking around your chest buzzing like a Mike Tyson bee until a nuclear war-spear goes directly into your chest leaving your breath exchanged for Korean X-Files future creature Autopsy scenes. I've been to Roswell, shit is creepy, even at Pizza Hut, mid day. None of my crew jamz synths, some dabble but don't have the slomo overbite terror vision of my man Hive Mind. Isn't your jellied brain a fucking hive? Mine has a really big queen in the center telling me to keep watching ‘The Thing’ (remake) with the sound off in a super warm birth room while listening to ‘Death Tone’ on a dying Walkman. I don't listen to the queen, or take advice. Me and my man the Kid thought all Hive Mind needed to hone in his awesome social synth prowess was to be locked in a room with Richard Pinhas for a year on a diet of nothing but snake burritos-but again-no one listens to advice, especially a homeboy. Psychotic drugs, cheap beer, shorties, the Roach, assholes, hung over at work... yesss, heroes to the High Life.” - John Olson, Wolf Eyes / American Tapes
2/7/2009 Hive Mind Eidolic & Opaque cassette $8.99 Tone Filth "Densely layered pulsing synth static and loops evolving over the course of 20 minutes. If I were to compare this to any Hive Mind release you may I have heard I would mention Writhing Flesh, but if every sound became a part of the whole. Edition of 100 with screen printed insert/case and professional printed chrome cassettes."
3/11/2005 Hive Mind Transparent Numbing Fan CDR $12.99 Tonefilth "Minimal synth rumbles from the mind behind the Chondritc hive. My favorite Hive Mind recording next to the Writhing Flesh tape, but more minimal and subversive than any other Hive Mind release. Hand numbered edition of 44 with screen printed covers and spray painted/screened CDr's."
2/26/2006 Hive Mind untitled 7" $25.99 AA Records One-sided square lathe cut 7" from Nate Young's (Wolf Eyes) AA label. Nice Hive Mind artwork on the record.
11/21/2009 Hive Mind Untitled 8" lathe $20.99 Alt.Vinyl "Classsic Hive Mind action from Chondritic Sounds main man Greh Holger. Side A could be igneous recordings of granite mantle motors powering lichen-slow tectonic shifts within the crust of some ancient moon. The flip side has a slightly more organic feel... the heartbeat of a dying whale as heard by the ocean floor..."
2/28/2006 Hive Mind Writhing Flesh LP $19.99 Tone Filth "Writhing Flesh" was originally issued as a cassette on Chondritic Sound in a small hand-numbered edition of 35 copies. It documents two very early Hive Mind live shows. The sound contained on this cassette was unique in the Hive Mind discography, although it still has the throbbing bass tones and bleak resonance, it contains more raw aggression. It was the first Hive Mind recording I had heard and to this day remains one of my favorite tapes. Edition of 300 copies with hand-screened and painted covers by the artist himself." Highly recommended!
9/29/2005 Hive Mind & Luasa Raelon Night Maintenance CD $12.99 Chondritic Sound "one 20 minute track from Hive Mind, 35 mniutes across 4 tracks from Luasa Raelon (including a cover version of Sand Beasts) and one 20 minute collaborative piece! all packaged nicely in a jewelcase with silkscreened artwork, comes packaged in a jewelcase. co-released with snip-snip!" Recommended!
9/29/2005 Hive Mind & Religious Knives untitled CDR $24.99 Chondritic Sound "Religious Knives are one half of Double Leopards. Hive Mind is any number of fractions of too many bands to list. this collaborative effort was recorded live on new years eve 2004 - one calm jam in the privacy of my loft and one rowdy, drunken throwdown at vg kids to celebrate the coming of oh-five. painted CDr in silkscreened digipak." Edition of 80 copies.
3/21/2007 Hive Mind + John Wiese It's Exactly What You Think it is / Trick Satanism 10" $13.99 Chondritic Sound "Spooked space collab recorded in LA at Terror House in late Summer 2004 used as source sounds reprocessed by Wiese to merge this mutant. Full-color pro-printed 10" sleeve with cover art by John Olson (American Tapes / Wolf Eyes / Dead Machines / etc)." Edition of 500 copies, color covers.
12/25/2005 Hive Mind / Workbench Flashflood LP $19.99 Chondritic / Heavy Tapes Killer lp finally here after long delays. Definitely worth the wait but I'd like to slash the tires of the postal employee who treated the box these arrived in very badly. All the vinyl is fine but each and every jacket has a badly bent corner - nothing I can do about it but warn you now. Anyway, its a killer record and the artwork on the front cover is really cool and not damaged. Highly recommended!
2/26/2006 Hive Mind / Workbench Permanence LP $15.99 Chondritic Sound / Heavy Tapes "All new double-downer split between me and my man bernstein. My side is a slow motion throwdown of pure symmetry, neither starting nor stopping and leaving you confused. Workbench transcends time and space with a synth/chant piece hot on the heels of synapse transit. comes in silkscreened chipboard jacket with artwork by Maya Miller." Edition of 300 copies.
9/30/2005 HL Broken 3" CDR $7.99 Firstperson "Film maker, Curator, Site Specific artist, musician. Dan Hopkins tells tales of regret, loss and hopelessness between finely crafted, shifting electronic landscapes. The cold digital hand is thawed by the heart of one who has loved and lost..."
8/20/2011 Hobo Cubes Morphing Nature c30 cassette $8.99 D'Artagnan "this second offering from hobo cubes kicks the project off in a whole new and amazing direction. armed with a brand new setup the sound has morphed into much weirder states than past outputs - and that's saying a lot - constantly taking the listener to new unpredictable places. this tape is the most definite evidence of a confident and skilled musician behind the knobs, and a must grip for any fan of experimental synth work. jelly yellow tapes w/ two-sided full-color j-card. edition of 40."
3/6/2010 Hoffman, Nick Silent Island CDR $8.99 House of Alchemy "Loner electronic compositions. Heavy and claustrophobic. Is/was Katchmare. Here we cut down to the surface. A modern voice in composing, bare and challenging. Get engulfed. 60 copies."
5/9/2009 Hole Class Hole Class LP $11.99 Meds "Mostly recorded on a farm in Ohio in 2006 by Beth Murphy (Times New Viking) & Rob Enbom (Eat Skull). Great pop songs from this duo with a "gothic country" vibe that vaguely calls to mind an interpretation of Nancy & Lee by Neil & Jennifer. There is a stripped down feel and intimacy to everything here. From roadtrip singalongs to true heartbreakers, a perfect album."
5/14/2007 Holger, Greh Paralysis cassette $6.99 Hanson "Breaking my recent c-30 rule to release this intense c-60 of Hive Mind's main man Greh Holger. Two 30 minute sides of motionless, uneffected modular synth. Slow as hell modulations, which take a full side to change and I think the tape runs out before that even happens.. For fans of SUPER EIGHT LOOP."
2/11/2006 Holiday Stabbings Buried in Edmund CDR $10.99
"Buried in Edmunds" live bootleg June 2005. This bootleg was recorded whilst on tour in summer '05 in Bury St. Edmunds, England. It was captured on dictaphone by our dear friend and spiritual leader, Joey Chainsaw. All credit goes to him for remembering to press record. Order of tracks: 1. Untitled improv. 2. Bellyache 3. Arteries & Veins 4. I am the trainwreck "Now THIS is fucking killer. The best band you've never heard of (yet) rips your brain out, get totally mad-scientist on that shit, then slop it back in all fucked with some staples or something. Another review done while pleasantly shrooming and paying extra-close attention while the music blares from my stereo... this release literally SOUNDS like it is trying to bury you. The band gets into some real rocking moments at points, but knows how to control their chaos and revel in the feedback and madness. I would've been freaking out if I was in the crowd at this show... some parts sound like they're walking on their instruments and howling or something. Truly rad shit." - Dillon Tulk, www.monotremata.com
2/11/2006 Holiday Stabbings Run Your Fingers Through the Grooves in My Skull CDR $10.99 Umbilical Part of a week's august heat summer recording under the gaze of the sun gods at City Farm, middle of the fields and middle of space. Totally improvised, 42-minute departure into the void, recorded on cassette 4-track at the culmination of tape-loop brain-spill and morning mist inflorescence. Regular contributors joined by our good friend Robbie Dawson. All hand-made packaging w/photo cover, insert. "Oh how sweet. A new Holiday Stabbings release! This is a fucking stoned-out feeling jam featuring traditional instruments, electronics, bells, TV, etc... some improvised trippiness that ends a bit too soon for me. You have to play it ultra loud to hear everything, and then when you do other parts become overbearing and it really shakes things up! Solid release in my opinion, except I personally could listen to this for an hour and it kinda halts after some killer parts leave you salivating, wanting more Holiday Stabbings. I guess thats the point? You bastards!" - Dillon Tulk, www.monotremata.com
9/17/2006 Hollow Bush Negative Line cassette $6.99 Hanson "TOTAL SHIT-FI BRUTALITY from the new project of RODGER STELLA of MACRONYMPHA ...Sickening walls of full blown scummy psychedelic HARSH NOISE! This shit is some live SCUM recorded by STELLA and BUSH partner BRYAN MARTIN."
10/25/2008 Hollow Bush + Sick Llama Wavering Uncertainty cassette $6.99 Fag Tapes "This collab. took place earlier this summer in the Bama. so hot in the South that yer brain is boiling and melting. top that with road trippin' and partying. WEIRD recordings! we played a house gig (watch out for Super Street 22) and the second we ended the set Roger Stella's pants fell down and the multiple beer cans dropped all somehow landed up-right not spilling a drop. then a cookoo clock went off, a car crashed into a tree out front and my phone rang. i answered and it was some guy asking if i knew anything about theremin, clarinet and tape bounce? edition 50."
1/16/2003 Hollydrift This Way to Escape CD $8.99 Public Eyesore "New works by Middleton Wisconin's Mathias Anderson. Subtle and secluded compositions incorporating gently flowing mechanical noises, drifting whines & drones, slowly evolving loops, and highly processed
found and incidental recordings."
7/16/2004 Hollydrift Waiting For The Tiller CD $11.99 Parasomnic Records "Hollydrift is me, Mathias Anderson, working from a studio in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin with a battery of captured sounds, tape recorders, signal receivers, and effects. This music comes from an old world. I use captured sound as main source material and amalgamate these sounds with other divergent forms of aural matter. My creations depart for lands unknown and arrive on the other side. I offer my music for your own interpretation. I cannot explain it. Many people call Hollydrift difficult listening. If you don't like where you are, let the sounds take you somewhere else. The music of Hollydrift is non-confrontational in sound or philosophy. I'm not here to convince you of anything or eradicate any barricades you may have built. You will not be challenged to endure walls of noise or some arcane sonic agenda while listening to Hollydrift. Art is for everyone. That is, after all, the whole point. From Parasomnic Records: Hollydrift's sound art appeals to fans of dark ambient, space music, noise, musique concrete, field recording and even more traditional styles of electronic music. Anderson manages to do this without the predictable pounding, screaming or screeching that has become much too common within the currently expanding ocean of 'experimental' and 'noise' artists. The result is a Janusian portrait: a fleeting glance at days gone by alongside a glimpse into an uncertain future. It is the soundtrack to a journey both beautiful and terrifying."
9/30/2005 Holm, Øyvind The Vanishing Act CD $13.99 Camera Obscura "The somewhat ironically titled "The Vanishing Act" finds the leader of Norwegian psychedelic pop band Dipsomaniacs stepping out from underneath the band's symbiotic umbrella. It's an act Øyvind Holm has nearly performed before (only not as visibly), having masterminded and executed the debut Dipsomaniacs release "Bumble-Bee Eyes" solo in 1997. Holm then recruited three gifted musicians to fill out the band's sound and five true Dipsomaniacs band efforts followed, each achieving more international critical acclaim than its predecessor, most recently with "Praying Winter" (Camera Obscura 2003). Whether with his band or as a solo artist, singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Holm makes no effort to hide his passion for the clever lyric, melodic beauty and sonic innovation that characterized the music of the mid to late '60s, as well the artists since who have followed in those hazy, flowery paths. With "The Vanishing Act", Holm layers his Lennonesque vocals over sweet melodies that often conceal a bitterness buried within the poetic lyrics. Like those classic albums from psychedelic pop's Golden Age, The Vanishing Act celebrates psychedelia, pure folk, buoyant pop, melodic surf rock and blues forms simultaneously as if they were never meant to be parsed into distinct genres. The Eastern nuances of the title track (one of two co-written with fellow Norwegian Bent Sæther of Motorpsycho) mingle seamlessly with chiming 12-string. Lap steel and piano lend ethereal and jazzy overtones respectively to "Cut Me Loose". Surf rocker "Seven Years" pulses furiously over gentle backing vocal waves. Given Holm's well-known affinity for those most notable'60s mop tops, it's not surprising that his solo debut carries a few nods to the fabs as they split off into their own directions - The effortless bounce and handmade percussion of "Neighborhood Watch Parole", the acrimony of "(A Good Taste of) Everything," and the Harrison-worthy spirituality which saturates both "The Skeleton Key Pt. 2" and the title track. Throw in a reverence for the mad genius of Syd Barrett, the social commentary of Ray Davies and the innovative West Coast fusions concocted by Love and the Byrds and you have an inkling of Holm's muse. With melody and poetry the primary characters and inspired arrangements the supporting cast, Øyvind Holm's The Vanishing Act more than merits a the attention of both fans of vintage psychedelia and the best in modern pop song-craft."

Holy Angels Metaphysics Meditation LP $199.99 Prescription Copy here is #95 of 99 copies. Perfect condition - never played. Released in 1998, these feature recordings from 1995 that include Nanjo Asahito
3/20/2010 Holy Family Anoint c25 cassette $7.99 Digitalis Limited "This one is for the gold, all the way and all the time. holy family is the modular synth duo of lawrence english and john chantler (room40 extraordinaires). and you know what's coming. it opens onto a putrid, rotting corpse hanging from the bedchamber. chantler & english aren't fuckign around. their synths sound like they're dying, every note stretched to the point of breaking oscillating into the ground. this is not child's play. before you know it your blood stops flowing, turned into a molasses. faint echoes try to scratch their way to the surface, totally buried alive. every so often you think you hear a melody whirring from behind, but everything gets swallowed back down into this deep, dark pit. intense. incredible. edition of 125." Sold out at label.
2/10/2004 Holy Ghost Reception Committee No. 9 Collected Works CD $18.99 Void “Both albums by Holy Ghost Reception Committee – now on 1 CD. Originally they are from 1968 and 1969. Ultra rare albums containing some amazing acid garage / psychedelia loaded with mystic messages from the Lord. Taken from the original masters.”
2/10/2004 Holy Ghost Reception Committee No. 9 Songs For Liturgical Worship LP $21.99 Void "Very limited reissue of only 500 copies. Originally this, their debut album, was released in 1968. Ultra rare album containing some amazing acid garage / psychedelia loaded with mystic messages from the Lord. Taken from the original masters."
12/24/2005 Holy McGrail Collective Earthquakes CD $15.99 Head Heritage "Here at last, COLLECTING EARTHQUAKES is Holy McGrail's heavy-breathing and Yggdrasil-riding debut album. Clad in a faux-Armenian sleeve to die for, this is Doomsday's year zero for all you trudge metal outlaws. McGrail here presents us with 3 outrageously strung-out underworld rides into the dying embers of the West with the pride of Woden's Wild Hunt as his homeboys. Massive contributions by Brain Donor's Doggen, plus an all-inspiring collaboration with Sunn 0)))'s Stephen O'Malley."
12/21/2004 Holy Modal Rounders Indian War Whoop LP $10.99 Get Back "The Rounders first electric outing from '67, and the only one to feature their most cosmos-expanding lineup (including playwright Sam Shephard). This is the sound of speed-shooting hillbillies discovering the secrets of life in the sewers below the Peace Eye Bookstore. Loose, psych-out, folkish stumble, a perfect period piece. Peter Stampfel (electric fiddle, vocals), Steve Weber (gtr, vocals), Lee Crabtree (p, org), Shephard (d), Antonia, Barbara & Wendy (vocals)." - FE. 140 gram red vinyl version.

Holy Modal Rounders, The Indian War Whoop LP $15.99 Get Back Reissue of ESP-Disk LP from 1967. Acid folk from Peter Stampfel (electric fiddle, vocals), Steve Weber (guitar, vocals), Lee Crabtree (piano, organ), Sam Shepard (drums), Antonia, Barbara, and Wendy (vocals).
8/4/2007 Holy Sons Decline of the West LP $10.99 ABC Group Documentation "Emil Amos walks alone down the streets of a disconnected world that's crumbling to pieces at every turn. Decline of the West, Amos' fifth outing as Holy Sons is a stirring document of 4 A.M. desolation where fragments of morphine-damaged soul and noir indie rock plunge headlong into the extrasensory void. Social, spiritual and political bankruptcy all tower overhead like burned-out skyscrapers cutting into the heavens. Rather than lose himself in a swirl of brooding inner torment, Amos is at home in this city of wrecked humanity where he passes as a pedestrian -- a coincidental witness to the end times. The miasma that stains his words is a shadowy reflection of his surroundings, and a signifier that Amos is just as accountable for his wicked ways as the world in which he lives. Throughout Decline, hiss-stained samples of God-fearing preachers, high- minded politicos and rattling chains add a ghostly texture to Amos' lo-fi excursions into the murky depths of modern entropy. It's this balance of disquieting samples and overt lyrical symbolism that makes Decline his most stylistic offering to date.
Since 1992 the Portland, OR-based Chapel Hill, NC transplant has focused his voice and guitar on dreary tonal intricacies; Breaking free of a background steeped in the ethos of punk and hardcore's naive ideologies. Amos is also a founding member of dynamic, post-hardcore outfit Grails, who has released two full-lengths on Neurot Recordings. Decline is the follow-up to his 2003 release, I Want to Live a Peaceful Life on Portland's Film Guerrero label. The 12 songs on Decline took shape over three years of recording sessions in Amos' home studio, where he played each and every instrument and mixed the album into a complete and impeccable whole. Carl Saff who has mastered recordings for such esteemed labels as Merge, Touch & Go and Secretly Canadian (Coco Rosie, Early Day Miners, Loren Mazzacane Connors, 90 Day Men, Oxes) added punch to the tracks. As the dialogue unfolds, any arching conceptual themes are as defined as the listener wants them to be. Covers of Eric Gaffney's "Level Everything" and Daniel Johnston / Jad Fair's "Nothing Left" bring even more
variety to Amos' already mixed palette. This Spring Amos was invited to play drums - alongside Sam Coomes of Quasi on bass - for Jandek's only Northwestern US performance in Portland, OR on April 20. Amos is also touring Europe with Holy Sons this Spring, opening for Grails, in support of Decline of the West."
11/25/2007 Home Blitz Home Blitz CD $10.99 Gulcher Records "Home Blitz is 21-year-old Daniel DiMaggio from Princeton, New Jersey. He recorded and released his first two singles on his own. When the first one showed up in my mailbox in '05, it was just what I was waiting to hear. The underground had drifted so far into abstract space that I was longing for something direct and simple. That first record was a magic whirl of early Modern Lovers, Big Star, and Flamin' Groovies circa '72 . . . but with a casual no-fi vibe that sounded closer to the first couple Harry Pussy singles. Huh?! Yeah. Just about (non-)perfect!On this new Home Blitz CD release, Gulcher Records has collected those first two singles (way out of print), material from a cassette release, a new HB 12" EP, and two otherwise unavailable tracks. From the first single, "Apocalyptic Grades 2005" is a powerpop/postpunk hybrid with guitars that sound like the Fall circa '78 covering the Flamin' Groovies. On the very bratty "AC S.S.," it sounds to me like early Screamin' Mee-Mees crossed with early Modern Lovers. But my favorite from that first 7" is "Hey!" It comes on as if Big Star's Radio City had been recorded under the more addled conditions of Alex Chilton's Like Flies On Sherbert. It starts like a great noise-drenched powerpop anthem . . . "I got the gift that keeps on givin'/It's called electric guitar!" . . . but soon stops midstream. "I gotta get some gum," the singer complains. It picks up again after the song's imaginary bridge. A second guitar comes in . . . melodic and overloaded like a perfect 1969 Lou Reed guitar fill. The second HB 7" was Live Outside, released in '06. On this one, Daniel dragged his instruments and battery-powered amps onto the street in front of his house and "performed live w/o audience on the corner of Mercer and Hibben Streets, Princeton, NJ." Is it the first powerpop field recording?! "Stupid Street" has Daniel narrating his own song, describing his surroundings, before he suddenly spits out the first line of the song, "Hey girl, I'm gonna cut your spine!" So sweetly vicious. "Feeling Cold" again documents the Home Blitz street scene, this time purely in song. Like, it's November in Jersey, and yer freezin' yer ass off recording on the sidewalk! It's a perfect Modern Lovers/Half Japanese-style pop tune, with maybe one of the all-time great fallen-apart guitar solos. "I feel like ridin' bikes tonight/But mine's been in the shop all day." The next Home Blitz release was a 2006 split cassette (with Friends & Family), which shows Daniel's interest in more overt "experimental" sounds: de-tuned guitars, ambient rumbles, electronic squiggles, free clatter, instrumental introspection. But even in this setting, he comes up with a tune like "Benches" . . . just acoustic guitar and vocals, with a bit of overdubbed electric leads . . . which reminds me of Big Star's version of Loudon Wainwright's "Motel Blues." There's also a cover of Public Disturbance's "Bored" (don't know the original), which sounds nothing like the punk-rock I expected. Instead, it comes across like a darkly shimmering psychedelic ballad. And "GT Performers" is a frantic punkrocker (no noise) about "takin' chances and makin' friends." From the upcoming 12" EP on Parts Unknown come five more winners. "Right Cut Even" (Rick Derringer having a powerpop breakdown), "Little League" (autobiographical angst hammered home by verses of Beefheartian power blues and a couple choruses of powerpop explosion), "Flying" (with cool bursts of mid-70s double-lead unison guitars), "Something 2 Do" (more Beefheartian angles + L.A. hardcore circa '81 + Pistols-influenced UK powerpop), and a cover of Slade's "My Town" (whacky!). Rounding out this CD collection is a much wilder 4-track version of "Little League" and the otherwise unreleased "A.F.F.," one of the best tracks here. Again defying logic, Daniel turns a very personal tale into an excellent blast of powerpop/punkrock with stuttering freejazz sax and several odd time changes. The story itself seems like a mystical revelation from younger years or maybe just an imaginary childhood friend: "Well, there's an actual physical feeling living in the air/And I'd like to make it feel at home but you know I'm scared" . . .Eddie Flowers, Slippy Town, August 2007
11/1/2014 Hong Chulki + Aaron Dilloway Live in Oberlin cassette $5.99 Idiopathic Records "Dangerous collisions permeate the primordial ooze that makes up Aaron Dilloway's musical world. He releases plenty of material on his own, building up internal, tense energy. But it doesn't take long for all that built-up pressure to propel him into collaboration. So its no surprise that, following the recent revelations of Opened Door, Dilloway is now sharing the fruits of a live improvisation with Hong Chulki, a key figure in the modern South Korean avant-garde. Recorded in February in Oberlin, OH, Chulki and Dilloway sound like naturals together, brothers in the destruction of tones and textures. In the short excerpt below, the noiseniks drop listeners from radioactive meadows into a slow-release schizophrenic gas chamber with only the slightest hint of warning. This tape is up for pre-order on Ross Wallace Chait's new LA-based Idiopathic Records." - Matthew McBride
7/14/2013 Hoogstraten, Harry Battling Siki c60 cassette $7.99 Sloow Tapes "A collection of live recordings from the late seventies up to the mid-eighties by the Dutch beat poet Harry Hoogstraten. About his performances Ted Berrigan wrote ‘His readings are sometimes almost chanting, sometimes in machine-gun bursts of lines out of which he would often break into a quiet and lyrical passage.’ Hoogstraten writes in Dutch, English, German, Italian etc: working with breath and sound being the most important which gives his poetry a musical quality. On these recordings his readings are accompanied by various musicians: Nico De Gruiter (electronics and synths), cello (Helen-Ann Ross), guitar (Rhid Marks) and rousing yelps (Suze Hahn). Also included is ‘Sora Mi Nanah’, which first appeared on Baobab issue #1. Harry Hoogstraten has been a key figure in the European underground poetry scene of the last few decades. He edited the literary magazines Mandala and Abracadabra, organised the One World Poetry festivals in Amsterdam and worked with Steve Lacy, James Koller and Franco Beltrametti. The readings on this tape are in Dutch and English. 100 copies."
4/19/2004 Hooker, William Complexity #2 CD $12.99 KOS Recordings "Having led groups with a wide variety of players such as David Murray, David S. Ware, Thurston Moore, Zeena Parkins just to name a few it is no wonder the playing on this recording has enough aggression to by pass any gap while at the same time remains fluid and conscious. Complexity #2 elaborates on Hooker's past works of free improvisation of a hybrid nature. Solidifying himself as a driving drumming force to a continues shape shifting electronic wall. Recorded at the NYC Knitting factory on 9/20/03 featuring a line up of Electric violinist Eyvind Kang (who has multiple recordings available on Tzadik and has played with the likes of Bill Frissel), D.J. Olive (who has worked with Kim Gordon) and Ikue Mori arms the turntables with Doug Walker taking up synthesizer duties."
2/7/2009 Hoor-paar-Kraat Graduating from Clocks to Watches (Eureka Tapes Vol. II) cassette $5.99 Peasant Magik "The sound world that Anthony Mangicapra inhabits is totally unlike any other. Each listen reveals hidden elements and previously unheard sounds. Singular drones conceal a fragile universe of manipulated field recordings and mangled reverb. Meticulously constructed and skillfully executed, Hoor-paar-kraat displays a serious mastery of craft, frequently unheard of in an over saturated scene." Edition of 200
10/20/2011 Hoot Owl untitled c30 cassette $6.99 Azriel "treetop moon hollers and american primitive star gobbling, bedroom gagaku and cold hardy foole-jazz techniques. folk music for wherever arthur doyle or little howlin wolf were the 'new' pete seeger. bongos, voice, wood flute, triangle. screen printed nightime covers with hand lettered text, numbered edition of 112."
5/16/2012 Horist, Bill The Signal Index cassette $6.99 Ultramarine "Guitarist Bill Horist from Seattle is most well known for his solo work and for playing with Masters Musicians of Bukkake (with Alan Bishop and Charlie Gocher of Sun City Girls), Bill Frisell, Chris Corsano, C Spencer Yeh, KK Null and lots more. Musically, he is known for his ability to shift and merge free jazz, blues, prepared guitar and avant manipulations... on "The Signal Index" though, he goes mostly for the latter: beautifully prepared, plucked, bowed, droned guitar that immediately takes you to a trance state. Various layers and textures cross and overlap, from subtle electronics producing little sketched melodies at times, to an electric fog of thick bagpipe-like drones and harmonic-rich sustains. Both instinct and controlled gestures here, like going on a trip where you know you've got all you need, but don't quite know where you're headed. The result is psychedelic and soothing, with just the right amount of disorientation. A catharsis for your ears! Grey imprinted tapes & double printed 3-panel Jcards, with artwork by Brooklyn artist MP Landis. Edition of 100."
3/11/2012 Horrid Red Celestial Joy LP $18.99 Holidays Records "Celestial Joy has been recorded by Edmund Xavier at Video West in San Francisco in occasion of Horrid Red first West Coast tour and first ever live appearances. As from the title, Celestial Joy is a step away from the depressive synth punk of their first releases. Instead, there is some sort of light cleaved through this album, though only a weak light can filter to the depth of the dark environment we are moving in. The recording session saw the newly established core trio of Edmund Xavier, Bunker Wolf and Clay Ruby (Burial Hex) in charge, with further assistance by Nathaniel Ritter, Tim Berresheim, Carly Flies, Catholic Pat and Christine Boepple. Horrid Red was born as an offshot project by Edmund Xavier and Bunker Wolf of Teenage Panzerkorps exploring the arcane aspects of post-punk and new wave. After their debut 12" - which we released in 2010 - two killer 7-inch singles followed on Soft Abuse, featuring their bandmate Catholic Pat on drums and Clay Ruby tickling the fingerboard. Edition of 400. Limited Edition of 100 copies on (horrid) red vinyl."
2/15/2011 Horrid Red Pink Flowers EP cassette + download $6.49 Soft Abuse "Horrid Red is an offshoot of ex-Siltbreeze creeps Teenage Panzerkorps (DER TPK). While DER TPK stirs a blown-out post-punk frenzy, Horrid Red takes a slightly more delicate approach. The first 12", Empty Lungs, on Holidays Records dealt in dark, depressive synth-punk, but the Pink Flowers EP is far more pop-oriented, though in the way Can's Future Days or mid-80's Fall records are pop. German-born vocalist Bunker Wolf remains as disturbing as ever & almost more bizarre when set against these melodic guitars & synth-drenched propulsive rhythms. Pink Flowers EP is available as a 7" single in a edition of 300 copies, and as a cassette in an edition of 50. Both include a digital download code with extra tracks, one of which created in collaboration with Clay Ruby (Burial Hex)."
1/14/2014 Horrors In The Museum untitled one-sided LP $16.99 American Tapes "Whoa! Whats this? I dunno...just STAN REED's one off jammer basement unit of ALL RUDIMENTARY PENI covers!!! Live scorch in prime BLINKO face blast style of PRIME outsider weirdo hxc done up in fine style by the west coast master himself STAN REED....amazing on all levels. Handmade covers one time edition of 100. BLOWTORCHED SOUL MUSIC"
11/3/2012 Horseback Impale Golden Horn LP $18.99 Three Lobed "This is healing music. Maybe you know that already. If you've read much of anything about Horseback, you've likely encountered the fact of Jenks Miller's obsessive-compulsive disorder, and how, through meticulous craftsmanship and sonic sculpting, he used the project he'd call Horseback as a sort of therapy. Impale Golden Horn often sounds like a conversation, between guitars that surge quietly, forcefully into each other; or between tumbling drums and elegant piano. I don't always understand the vocabulary, but the tone gives enough clues."
11/20/2010 Horsehead Nebula untitled lathe cut 7" $12.99 Root Don Lonie For Cash "2 songs of deconstructed rock, sometimes its in, sometimes its out, sped along by justins sci fi drumming, jimis angular downtrodden guitar, richards icing-like pincers of hi-fi noise, & my own untuned strumming. some vocals, artwork by justin."
9/17/2006 Horton, Robert First Light CDR $8.99 Onomato "Robert founded the Appliances, part of SF's first wave of punk bands in 1979. Then later formed the Plateau Ensemble in 1983, a tribal noise drone group who played in the Bay Area until 1987. From the early 90's until 2004 Horton continued to compose and record, but didn't release any of it publicly until 2005, when he put together First Light. Originally released on the Finish label Outta (now defunct), in a tiny edition of 50 copies. Anyways we're all glad Robert has opened up the floodgates, and I'm pretty excited to get to re-issue this thing in a slightly larger edition. Edition of 100, photo/screen-print cover, inserts, black cds, heavy vinyl sleeves."
3/21/2009 Horton, Robert Interdigitate CDR $13.99 Anti-Guru Recordings "Robert Horton has released an impressive body of work with releases on foxglove, digitalis recordings, important, JYRK, 267-lattajjaa, New American Folk Hero, three lobed and many others. Robert founded the appliances, part of sf's first wave of punk bands in 1979, and formed the tribal noise drone group plateau ensemble in 1983. 'interdigitate' is the latest addition the the horton canon and features special guest tom carter as well as robert's home-made guitar, the boot, and the usual and slightly less usual horton artillery which includes: bells, xylophone, tambura, 78's, piano, cds, gongs, trumpet, field recordings, guitar, music box, computer and casio keyboards. Hand-made gatefold sprayed sleeves with cloth seams limited to 50 copies." Features Tom Carter on one track.
12/24/2005 Horton, Robert Just Before Setting The Sky On Fire CDR $12.99 Barl Fire "Hot on the heels of Robert Horton's recent album of Free Jazz Haunted Drone, 'Washed Out Headspace' on 267 Lattajjaa, comes 'Just Before Setting The Sky On Fire'. Clocking in at just over 70 minutes, 'Just Before Setting The Sky On Fire' is a free-folk close encounter of an entheogenic kind. Tangles of bowed and shimmering strings, theremin, doctored bagpipes, tape cut-ups and malfunctioning electronics offer up ragas and droning devotionals to non-earthbound deities. This is the sound of the space between stars in the garden of celestial delights that teems with comet-borne spores and seeds. New American Folk Hero's Mike Tamburo once said of Horton "is he an alien? i have a sneeking suspicion that no human could make this music". So is it really just coincidence that sightings of lights in the sky above New Mexico, peak just before each new Horton release, who knows?, although the answer may lie here... 'Just Before Setting The Sky On Fire' comes dressed in Horton's stunning psychedelic cover art housed in vinyl sleeves and is limited to 120 copies."
5/14/2007 Horton, Robert Sleep, Wake, Hope, and Then CD $12.99 Music Fellowship "Sleep, Wake, Hope, and Then are the most recent pieces by Robert Horton, striving to create an album full of recordings that shimmer and change the light. Horton has performed and recorded for almost 30 years in a variety of outlets. He founded the Appliances, part of SF's first wave of punk bands in 1979, and formed the tribal noise drone group Plateau Ensemble in 1983. Since then, he has been a prominent contributor to the last two revolutions in home recording, both the cassette culture of the 80s and 90s and the CDR zeitgeist of the 00s. Robert records under his own name, Egghatcher, and Future Ears. He is currently a member of Kyrgyz, Beautiful Friend, Infinite Article, Broken Mask, and a duo with Tom Carter. Co-released with New American Folk Hero."
12/24/2005 Horton, Robert Trees Rarely Move CDR $14.99 Celebrate/Psi/Phenomenon "Crikey Dick! San Franciscos' Robert Horton brings the fog with this superlative new collection of resonating masterworks. Bravely crediting instruments such as 'turnatable-hurdy-gurdy-sex- machine', 'superballs', and 'bike-pump-trumpet' along with a comprehensive list of noise-making anomolies, this grab-bag of kitchen sink junk-o-phonics seems to recycle the stale carbon dioxide in the room and spew out fresh oxygen from the speakers. Astounding... and probably vegan."
11/4/2006 Horton, Robert Warmth 1987 CDR $7.99 Foxglove "Warmth is the fourth volume in robert horton's archives series of releases (previous volumes on 23 productions, sloow tapes, & jyrk). this single, monolithic piece unfolds at snailspeed, but succeeds in wrapping itself around you like an old, familiar blanket. "warmth" is the most appropriate title, as these drones emit sonic beams of silver light. using only two reel-to-reel tape recordings and a loop, horton's artistry is on full display. the fact he was doing this 20 years ago is a testament to his immeasurable talent. 100 copies."
9/30/2005 Horton, Robert Washed Out Headspace CDR $8.99 267 Lattajjaa "I got off the sight seeing bus near the ruins to the church of anthrax. I thought I heard a pounding piano and a repeating organ riff but it was only the wind. I listened to it blow for a while. Hannu asked me for some kind of description of the music on this cdr. Shit, I don't know. I woke up one night recently and scribbled "free jazz haunted drone" on the cover of the latest Wire. When I woke that morning, it seemed like a good description. The collection got its name from Brad Rose, who seems to be quite poetic. I also took him literally and threw some broken binaural microphones into the bathtub to record some feedback from underwater, thus washed out headspace. Misty Leader was the name of a horse running at the track in Tacoma, Washington. Wes McIntosh, who is into the horses, found me the name in the paper. He's my nephew and is 16 years old and open minded enough to join me with his sax in the backyard for a drone-a drone with his weird uncle playing guitar with a vibrator with a bobby pin duck-taped to it."
6/27/2009 Horton, Robert & Sindre Bjerga Can't Go Fast Enough To Get There Early CD $14.99 Blackest Rainbow "Wild and eclectic mail collaborations from one of America's most recently on fire jammers Robert Horton, and Norway's drone master Sindre Bjerga. Both have incredibly solid resumes of collaborations and releases, what with Sindre's ongoing collaboration with Jan Iversen, and Robert's collaborations with Tom Carter and the Mudsuckers crew of Pete and Gabe (of Yellow Swans), which also includes Carter. Can't Go Faster Enough to Get There Early features a massive range of instruments and sounds, from multiple instrument based layered drone to down right weirdness, and total outsider vibes. Also features Hal Hughes, Lisa Graves and Jan Iversen. Glass mastered CDs, limited to 500 in white digipaks with stickered covers and a small 4 page insert of liner notes."
2/4/2007 Horton, Robert / Michael Shannon Broken Mask CDR $12.99 musicyourmindwillloveyou "The wildly prolific Mr Horton is joined here by multi instrumentalist , Michael Shannon. . the result is a journey into a sonic world both beautiful and dark . dronescapes and formless clouds of enveloping sound , time altering and sacred , drift apart to reveal a minute world of incremental sonic gestures , distant krautrock echoes , and broken landscape crackle , falling away again to lay bare an ocean of seamless , organic shimmer."
5/29/2008 Hospitals, The Hairdryer Peace LP $19.99
"Staggering new LP from this San Francisco-based group previously associated with a more classically greasy garage rock sound. Dunno quite what they have been ingesting of late but this massively damaged LP touches on a host of gloriously fucked totemic underground sources while sounding unlike any of them. The overall arc of the attack combines the kind of avant-garage destructo fury of Jim Shepard's Vertical Slit with explosive Our Solar System-era Half Japanese avant disobedience, mainlined Royal Trux-esque blown-out blues and a production ethos that reconciles insanely detailed laminal cut-ups of sudden guitar voltage and cranky layers of fuzz on fuzz in a way that feels like an ultra crude take on Bowie's hallucinatory Raw Power mix. The lead guitars have a classic cranky sound that almost exactly matches Pussy Galore circa Alright/Right Now while the combinations of electro spuzz, psychotically dark environs and sudden eruptions of rock fury evoke the more malevolent modes of early Chrome. One of the best even remotely rock-related records in a fucking age and already a sure contender for album of the year. Highly recommended." - Volcanic Tongue. 2nd pressing - black vinyl.
12/24/2005 Hotguitars Confessions CD $10.99 BV Produktions "The dynamic duo of Jyrki Laiho & T-mu Korpipää of Circle background manages to convince even BV that noise guitar improvisation can produce some severely hard-hitting (instead of 'noodling', y'know) results. 4 tracks, 18+ mins that'll make you wonder what it would be like if Raoul Björkenheim went Jap-noise..."
12/24/2005 Hotguitars with Santtu Puukka Hierarkia CD $13.99 Karkia Mistika "Experimental guitar/electronics with lunatic ranting (in Finnish) on top of that. Keuhkot goes free improv?"
1/15/2005 Hototogisu Awful Symmetry CDR $19.99 Heavy Blossom Killer new release from the duo of Matthew Bower (Sunroof!, Skullflower, Total, Vibracathedral Orchestra) and Marcia Bassett (Double Leopards, Shackamaxon, GHQ). Not sure when / where these 5 tracks were recorded but it’s a heavy nearly hour-long trip. Limited edition of only 200 copies with a screened clear plastic ‘cover’ over a unique painted fabric. Very nice. Don’t hesitate if you want one – recommended!
12/25/2005 Hototogisu Brooming Mephitic Blast (Live in Porto) CDR $19.99 Esquilo "Recorded live in Porto on the 25th of February 2005, this release shows Hototogisu at their most intense. A 45 minutes long sondwall that does not fade through the filters of the recording. A true highlight on the discography of the musicians Matthew Bower and Marcia Bassett. The noise gushing from the speakers at the concert was so loud that the sound engineer of the venue decided to turn off the PA midway through the performance. But you will feel no difference. The sound just continues to grow louder, harsher and more hypnotic. Close to the end, the musicians step down the stage and sit with the audience. Admiring what they had created. What you hear during the last minutes of the recording is all self-generated. Do not adjust the volume of your stereo. This edition comes in a gatefold cardboard sleeve with silkscreened original art by Marcia Bassett. Limited to 170 copies." Out of print.
11/4/2006 Hototogisu Chimarendammerung CD $13.99 De Stijl Hototogisu are Marcia Bassett and Matthew Bower, and they dwell upon two continents (Marcia in brooklyn NY and matthew in leeds UK). Bothshare rich discographical heritage. Marcia has recorded with numerous labels (siltbreeze, time-lag, eclipse, troubleman unlimited, etc.) with UN, GHQ and the Double Leopards, and Matthew with Total, Skullflower, Sunroof!, Vibracathedral Orchestra and more. A Wikipedia entry in his name clearly (sic) illustrates his cultural heft: "Bower's huge discography of visceral, free drone-rock is probably the
most formidable of its kind and he was rightly considered in 2005 by The Wire to be one of the map co-ordinates for much of what passed for a post-punk UK underground during most of the 80s and 90s" (issue 259). Chimarendammerung is the 3rd Hototogisu release on Destijl and the 5 untitled walls of vertical viola drone / overtone, lapped by shifting electronic waves of feedback, blackened guitars, rhinegold cast deep into dying rivers, an instrumental cycle of conflict, of the birth of a supreme aristocratic beauty into a fallen world, and its inevitable conflagration, then a glimmer of hope of escape from the cycle, in tune w/ the breath of the cosmos, like a glacial reimagining of van der graafs 'a plague of lighthouse keepers', and it represents a current plateau for the duo."
12/24/2005 Hototogisu Ghosts of the Sun double CD $15.99 Important Records "The Hototogisu masterfully create a dense sediment of tetonic drone with the thickest layers of guitar, vocals and electronics. The Hototogisu are obviously seasoned sonic travelers, featuring the seminal legend Matthew Bower (Skullflower, Sunroof!) and Marcia Bassett (Double Leopards). Ghosts Of The Sun is one enormous composition, nearing two hours in length, unfolded and nailed together in seven movements. Starting with a slow drone electronic crawl and climaxing with crackling bone percussion buried howls of haunted minds, Ghosts Of The Sun cries out from beneath an earthquake of guitar feedback and distortion. Ghosts Of The Sun compresses eternity, from the creation of humanity to its own destruction, into seven parts on one double album. This is epic and total sonic overload, by way of The Hototogisu."
4/10/2005 Hototogisu Green CD $12.99 Heavy Blossom “'Green' metal music, decanted collage of fuzzy scream vocal loops and mangled buried riffing, bursting w/ vivid colour power electronics and chilly black metal soundscaping. Studio prototyping of the hg signature sound, shorter pieces than the usual jams, even denser than the live version, with blatant referencing of the black metal/ tibetan devotional strands that run like veins of lightning through the dense mesh of noise.” Edition of 1000 copies with 8 page booklet – swank! Recommended!
12/25/2005 Hototogisu Prayer Rug Exorcism CD $12.99 Heavy Blossom "Most barbaric installment yet in the blood n' groan saga initiated with 'Ghost From The Sun'; Prayer Rug Exorcism is a monolithic single disc in four parts. Opening with a brooding nocturnal labyrinth, and ascending through a dark power-drone into sky-high ribbons of blasphemous feedback traceries, and the annihilating ghostly machine clank of part 4, like TG's old analog set up, running freeform and haunted in a hermetically sealed bunker. Recorded: The Black Chapel, Leeds; CCA, Glasgow; Holy Trinity Church, Leeds, and Brudenell Social Club, Leeds in 2005. Full color deluxe artwork delineates the unusual arcana, and some new clues for the pictorially fetishistic. Edition of 1000 copies."
10/6/2007 Hototogisu Robed in Verdigris LP $19.99 Nashazphone "Hototogisu is the duo of Marcia Bassett (Double Leopards, GHQ, UN) and Matthew Bower (Skullflower, Sunroof!, Total). For the past few years, they have been delivering intense guitar / electronics based drones of gargantuesque scales. Robed in Verdigris is their 16th release and only the third on vinyl. 3 tracks spread over both sides of extreme sunshine and ecstasy. A total assault of metaphysical vibrations. Limited to 500. Sold out at source." Highly recommended!
12/25/2005 Hototogisu Sardonic Wooden Moonlight CDR $19.99 Heavy Blossom "Limited to 100 copies, Sardonic Wooden Moonlight is the hands-down best Hototogisu disc since Ghosts From The Sun, featuring two brain-baiting monster jams, the first of which sees Matthew Bower (Skullflower/Sunroof/Total et al) and Marcia Bassett (Double Leopards/Zaimph/GHQ et al) trading metal arcs of six-string gulf, with shredding levels of distortion torn apart by Valkyrie clusters and bisected with massive power chord dunts. The amount of hallucinatory deep-field detail in here would take a team of topographers a year out of their lives and a hell of a lot of boo to even begin to map. The rest of us can just get lost. Comes in a glossy full-colour fold-out sleeve featuring original art along with a printed mylar insert. This one won't be around for long. Highest recommendation." - Volcanic Tongue
4/16/2007 Hototogisu Spooked Summer CDR $11.99 Heavy Blossom "Four pieces of spooked/skewed piebald beauty, singing the praises of the hot season, trails of bubbles, fireworks fizzing, strange meat on the barbecue. the hototogisu captured in an intimate, quieter setting, beauty and brightness comingling. includes a very spooked 16 minute live track from 06s smegma support spots, live in nottamun town, where the vocalese ribbons unwind in rococo and baroque finery and odd percussive concussions percolate thru the brew. a sweet forty three minutes, packed in some radiant colours and a very spooked flyingfox."
2/14/2008 Hototogisu Under the Rose LP $22.99 Heavy Blossom "Hototogisu's first LP release on their own imprint Heavy Blossom! Under the Rose is a pair of incantations for the dark and vengeful animal spirits. Sung in two parts Malignant Coronation and Origami Skulls are blackened arias, dizzying vortexes and canyons of screams, guitars and chaotic rhythms. Arising from this richly recorded and mastered vinyl slab come black tarpits of malevolence and savage beauty, harking back to a pre-Christian universe of animating spirits and tutelary daemons . Comes in black jacket with a full color photograph attached to the front cover and thickly inked silk-screened backs. Edition of 600." Recommended!
11/4/2006 Hototogisu & Prurient Snail on a Razor CD $12.99 Hospital Productions "live in person collaboration of mid ranged feedback hell laden with raw human drones of cosmic existential turbulence from from matthew bower (legend of total, skullflower, ramleh etc) marcia bassett (double leopards, zaimph, ghq etc.) and dominick fernow (vegas martyrs, nihilist assault group, ash pool, etc)."
11/15/2008 Hototogisu + Burning Star Core Hototogisu + Burning Star Core LP $14.99 Yik Yak "Hototogisu -- the duo of UK experimentalist Matthew Bower (Skullflower/Sunroof et al) and New York-based-guitarist Marcia Bassett (Double Leopards/Zaimph/GHQ) -- are all about impact, about taking the physical aspect of sound and hallucinating it to the point of abstraction, so much so that for all of the complexity of their music it often sounds like it's standing still, simply hanging in the air and vibrating without anything approaching a 'plot' to bring it to a point. By contrast, Burning Star Core, the trio of drummer Trevor Tremaine, Robert Beatty on electronics (both of whom also play in Hair Police alongside Mike Connelly of Wolf Eyes) and C.Spencer Yeh on violin and electronics, are more overtly propulsive, usurping 'classic' rock form via electronics and drums but still focused on momentum, on the jam as a form of structural gravity, on the unfolding of action via development over time. This all-improvised studio meeting is the perfect reconciliation of both tendencies, of Hototogisu's obsessive layering of strata after strata of violently conceived noise and of Burning Star Core's epic, post-Kraut thunder-punk style. Bower has long been on record about his opposition to anything approaching 'dialogue' in improvised music, favouring a senses-devouring simultaneity over anything that might pass for actual exchange, so it's no surprise that there is little on this new record that sounds even close to conventionally improvised music. Instead, it feels more focused towards the zone where energy begins to spontaneously birth form, where the monomaniacal pursuit of the nowhere zone bears fruit in the shape of a music that transcends its constituent parts while being totally based around ? and rooted in - the individual response to the moment. BXC play it ginchy and garage-pop right from the start, simultaneously inverting and amplifying Bower and Bassett's vertical constructs with drums that sound like they might have been lifted straight from the most flower-power parts of the Silver Apples' back catalogue patterns that are as tactile and rock-anchored as Can's Holger Czukay. To hear Hototogisu's music given this kind of injection of dynamic energy makes them seem more obviously sourced in 'classic' rock music than you might otherwise have guessed, with a dense, implosive sound that feels like a hyper-distilled take on all of rock's most outlaw aspects, the feedback that makes you feel like you could explode in a ball of electricity, the anti-gravity effect of heavy fuzz, the seductive, alien tongues. It's certainly the most 'garage band' side that either of the groups have cut to date, albeit in the form of a Gnostic, post-acid re-think where the vibration is more important than the outer forms, where energized enthusiasm makes for a more fundamental guiding principle than verse/chorus/verse and where the only direction left is out. Which is another way of saying it feels genuinely bad-ass. In an era where even the best groups seem polite, pro, participatory, democratic, this is music that is disregarding in its overwhelming power, exhilarating in it irresponsible spontaneity. And in an underground scene where self-conscious notions of avant-garde and 'free improvisation' have long displaced any concept of an intuitive rocks off-style, well, it feels like a re-connection to the source. So file this one closer to Kill City or Sticky Fingers than Persian Surgery Dervishes or The Black Album and feel the gravity of your whole record collection shift." --David Keenan, Glasgow, November 2008. Recommended!
11/4/2006 Hototogisu + Burning Star Core Volume 1 CD $11.99 Dronedisco "Live in-person" collaborations between Hototogisu and the BxC. Hototogisu, as you know, are the time-defying duo of Matthew Bower (Skullflower, Ramleh, Sunroof!, Total, etc.) and Marcia Bassett (Double Leopards, GHQ, Zaimph, etc.). For these sessions, Burning Star Core was C. Spencer Yeh, Robert Beatty, and Trevor Tremaine (the latter two being of Hair Police, Eyes and Arms of Smoke, Sick Hour, etc.). Note that the music on this disc is different material from the Heavy Blossom companion volume "HG/BxC II" released earlier this
year. Five tracks, totalling approximately fifty minutes. Packed into the small Horrible Room (RIP) inside the Cedar House (RIP) down in Lexington KY (still alive), individuals huddled in every corner, painting the room in colored cables, glossy wood and metal boxes. Deafness and disorientation was administered through the afternoon on into the night. Summoning over two hours of recorded tape, it was decided to cut the baby in half for adoption between two imprints. Heavy Blossom ferried away the long thick sides of torso, and Dronedisco seized the hooves, antlers, and jaw. The disc starts off with an appropriate invocation; from there punches blindly through one stone cloud after another, coughs and gasps from exhaustion, stumbles and lies motionless. The ritual concludes with a moment of naked acoustic/instinctual spasm, then a cut-off. Originally released in a very small quantity on CD-R as merchandise during various US and UK spring tours, the Dronedisco half of these sessions has been edited and resequenced for this release in the autumn. The pro-pressed disc comes in a black polycase with black and white inserts and a special randomly-selected 1" button (there are five button variations in all).
9/17/2006 Hototogisu / Burning Star Core II CDR $15.99 Heavy Blossom "Limited to 100 big-band hook up that sees the duo of Matthew Bower and Marcia Bassett join forces with Spencer Yeh, Trevor Tremaine and Robert Beatty for a dreamcloud of haunted vocal trance, free jazz percussion and tortured tone-buckled metal. Pretty much a perfect synthesis of Hototogisu’s vertical ritual and Burning Star Core’s horizontal ecstasy and a beautiful glimpse of the other side as previously sketched by MEV, Zeit-era Tangerine Dream, Skaters, Taj Mahal Travellers and MacLise/Cale/Conrad/Jennings. Comes in a glossy wraparound sleeve in a plastic wallet and thermal-printed discs. Recorded November 5th, 2005, in Lexington, Kentucky." - Volcanic Tongue
5/16/2015 Hound Dog Taylor's Hand Live At The Comet c30 cassette + download $8.99 Eiderdown "First ever release by Seattle's secret weapon against the tech squares and yuppie droolers! Jeffery Taylor (Climax Golden Twins) spins tall 6-string tales with his guitar and the crowd bows down before an ascended master. Vets of the NW improv-wars, Mark Ostrowski,and John Seman unleash a barrage of sounds via drums and stand-up bass that toss genres like dirty underwear, leaving the inner ear dizzy and thirsting for more...lots more. It's equal parts groovy, LOUD, and out there for more than just a minute. Live, improvised chanteys for squirming larvae everywhere, "Live At The Comet" is a document from a town that doesn't even know whats good for it. Pink and green screen printed covers…limited to 100
9/11/2013 How I Quit Crack Dystopian Gift cassette $7.99 Handmade Birds "Handmade Birds continues their cassette series with another amazing installment from How I Quit Crack. HIQC is Tina Forbis, an Austin-based electro-psych artist and frequent collaborator with Mater Suspiria Vision. Her style is completely other-worldly: injecting her soundscapes with time-streched drum samples, preset keyboard tones from the 5th dimension, and twice-baked refracted vocals. Limited one time pressing of 205 pro-dubbed cassettes. 100 on yellow and 105 on purple. “‘Ernestina Forbis’ heavily blacklit How I Quit Crack project is the kind for which I wish I knew more about electronic pop and didn’t spend my early adulthood obsessing about guitar quite so much. These songs are incredibly evocative and even familiar at times, not only in relation to some imagined past, but also a darkened present, but I can’t really say what or who to compare them to. But both sides of this, [...] are great—well-constructed and engaging slabs of downer synth pop.” – Foxy Digitalis. Can't wait for this one!
1/24/2009 Howlin Rain Wild Life LP $20.99 Three Lobed Recordings "Howlin Rain's "Wild Life" consists of two fifteen minute plus monster jams. The first is an amazingly inspired and completely improvised wailing twin guitar, rock meditation on Paul McCartney's "Wild Life." "Black Sangria" rounds out the disc with a completely improvised piece covered in heavy jazz fusion and free, latin jazz rock overtones. The band featured a slightly different lineup for these session (as compared to the band's current touring setup), a lineup that in part feels like a Comets on Fire mini-reunion (above and beyond Ethan Miller on guitar/vocals is Ben Chasny [Six Organs of Admittance] on guitar, Utrillo Kushner on drums, Ian Gradek on bass and Joel Robinow on Wurlitzer electric piano/Nord keyboard). Wrapped delicately in two paintings by Raeni Miller (Ethan's wife). This was previously available only in CD form (available directly from the band at live performances as well as a part of our Oscillation III CD series). The release has made the jump to vinyl and looks shockingly similar to the CD issue (albeit larger). The vinyl pressing of "Wild Life" will be from an edition of just under 1000 copies pressed on 180g RTI vinyl. It will be housed in a heavy, "old style" LP sleeve." - label.
11/4/2006 Howlin' Ghost Proletarians The Singer CDR $10.99 Phase / Absurd "summer melancholy... nearly 35C outside, both panagiotis and me have freaked working... we meet late @ night at his place to work on some stuff and after it we relax listening to 'the singer' enjoying our drinks... 'it's a more conceptual bluesey work' panagiotis says... 'more somber compared to 'dead roads' i add... ' the johny cash design on the black cover gives it a more gloomy touch'... 'man thanks to 'dead roads' i found myself listening again after a decade to rowland s.howard&lydia lunch, lee hazelwood... even tracked down peggy lee's 'johny guitar' and purchased nicolas ray's classic 'johny guitar' film needles to refer to 'the night of the hunter' one of robert mitchum's spookiest roles i think... what the fuck will the future bring with this one?'.. 'who knows perhaps live sets of howlin' ghost proletarians & old fashioned donkeys sets in prisons, sanatoriums, etc..." - label. "Sadly I missed the Howlin' Ghost Proletarians when they played my neighborhood, but upon hearing this, I know I would have enjoyed it. Just as with Bruce Russell's recent CDR release, this deals with blues music. Despite the title there is no singer on it, but just a duo of utter black blues music, played by Fabrice Eglin on guitars, slide guitar and amp and Michel Henritzi on guitars, slide guitar, amp and harmonica. Feedback, slow picked notes, noise from the amps, and an utter feel of desolation breaths throughout these nine tracks. Certainly not pleasant music at all, but essential for any darker mind indeed. Music that perhaps fits the mood of a hot summer day, when one is sweating even doing nothing than sitting back in front of the ventilator. That kind of music." - (FdW), Vital Weekly
4/29/2008 Howlin' Magic A New Reality Now cassette $7.99 Yodtapes "A new reality now! was created during the period of the autumn of 2007 and primarily in the beginning months of 2008. some of the instruments used in the recording were, the mind, the guitar, fuzz, drums, gongs, mushrooms, marijuana, native american rattles, the br-1200, belief (as an interface to communicate with the mind that is all). the title is inspired by the ability of the mind to awaken to the reality that all is one. connected. mind. that time is an illusion, and that only the moment is... it also is meant as a call for a revolution of thought, a change in the perception of the concensus reality, a new paradigm of being" - Howlin' Magic. Edition of 100 copies.
2/12/2008 Howlin' Magic The Dreaming CD $16.99 Lal Lal Lal "Fascinating psychedelic noisy blues by Jesse Rakusin from Santa Cruz, USA. This is what you have been waiting for if you have been waiting for the sound of shit being beaten out of a drumkit. Also in the mix: delicate keyboard studies about freedom, warped guitar melodies, solar-powered chord slamming and fuzzed out blues solo-madness. Comparable to Blue Cheer. Includes the hit 'Mac and Bloo'"
9/17/2006 HsDOM VOMC CD $12.99 Phaserprone "12 tracks about excursions to lakes, the apartment at the canal, owls, branches on the shore and other subjects. 125 copies, packaged in a self assembled dye-cut and letterpressed CD Gatefold." - label. "HsDOM's VOMC CD is UW Owl's Jochen Hartmann. I expected more dark, throbbing mutant techno like the "Rotlicht" track on UUAR's They Keep Me Smiling compilation, but it ends up that these tracks are earlier jams that are a little less 'reined-in,' with more variety, and the also have a bit more 'rabies'. Think of a one-man Black Dice boiling and troubling in a huge, cast iron cauldron ("Wohnung am Kanal"), or at times an analog, exploratory, sci-fi IDM sound probing through a dark cave ("Finnen Siedlung")." - Scott Mou / Other Music
7/10/2008 Hum of the Druid Raising the New Wing / Braided Industry LP $13.99 SNSE "Eric Stonefelt returns with another meticulously crafted album of crunching, crumbling, crackling modern industrial music. The sounds of metal and machinery and vocal vomit. HOTD constructs audio works of intricacy with such careful attention paid to timbre and texture, each repeat listen revealing a heretofore unnoticed detail or ten. For fans of Daniel Menche, Small Cruel Party, The New Blockaders, Einleitungzeit, Linija Mass...Additional Information: Edition of 400; black vinyl w/ printed label; pro-printed cover on cardstock, pasted-on matte white LP jackets; pro-printed cardstock insert; pro-printed 11x17 glossy poster."
6/27/2009 Human Adult Band Mugwort And Sage one-sided LP $12.99 Scumbag Relations "Human Adult Band is from New Jersey. Since 2003, they've released numerous handmade tapes and cd-rs on their own DIHD label, as well as Phase! Records and Bone Tooth Horn....and they have played countless shows alongside tons of amazing bands like... The Usaisamonster, Lazy Magnet, Byron House, King Darves (who has also contributed drums for HAB), Blues Control, Ducktails, Mouthus, Panopticon Eyelids, Drums Like Machine Guns, Car Commercials, Blastocyst, Earth Crown, Slasher Risk ....just to name a few...This is a 4 song one-sided vinyl EP limited to 250 copies." "Sludgy goodness abounds, festers really, with a lo-fi hangover ala Melvins or what Godflesh might have sounded like if they were American." - music emissions
5/16/2010 Human Liberation Technology Fair Game one sided LP $13.99 Gods of Tundra "Penalties for lower conditions. Any suppressive person is Fair Game. A dirty grey rag on the left arm. Black mark on left cheek. Minimal electronic noise for both organizations. Hand painted and torn covers. Edition of 100."
3/6/2010 Human Liberation Technology Sea Organization cassette $5.99 Gods Of Tundra "The elite of Scientology's workers, at least 3,000 of them, belong to a zealous faction known as the Sea Organization and are given room, board and a small weekly allowance. They sign contracts to serve Scientology in this and future lifetimes--for a billion years. Their motto is: 'We come back.' Dressed in mock navy uniforms adorned with ribbons, they bark orders with a clipped, military cadence. They hold ranks such as captain, lieutenant and ensign. Officers, including women, are addressed as 'Sir.'"
8/23/2009 Human Liberation Technology Success Thru Communication cassette $5.99 Gods of Tundra "Debut release. Minimal electronics for this battlefield earth."
1/27/2004 Human Neutron Missile Squad, The Knut - Rip-off Edition CDR $8.99 Musically Incorrect Records "Knut was originally self-released by the band back in 2000. This re-release features the original recording minus some useless tracks plus some unreleased masterpieces from the group's archives. The music? Well, it's totally tasteless no-wave experimental trash'n'splash, some tracks have been compared for example to Dead C. and the Ex! Limited edition of 50 copies."
2/20/2010 Human Skab Thunder Hips & Saddle Bags CD $12.99 Family Vineyard "Human Skab was a 10-year old boy from Elma, Washington who played African music with buckets and spoons. Thunder Hips and Saddle Bags is a 1986 cassette recorded by young Travis Roberts with his neighborhood pals and siblings. It was injected into the underground network of tape traders, zine scribes, college DJs, and freak seekers who were universally bowled over by its bewildering and utterly poignant snapshot of the mid-1980s. Skab's music -- an orchestration of pots n' pans, three string guitar, poorly-tuned upright piano, broken bottles, toy guns, a garden rake, and a "Snake Mountain" microphone -- is a response to fear of nuclear war with the Soviet Union, He-Man cartoons, Twisted Sister, the coolness of dinosaurs, the uncoolness of John Wayne, and Ronald Reagan. Roberts captures the fervor of do-it yourself ethos, punk energy and the rawness of early American folk by acting on his wild child imagination and enigmatic sense of song. These rare recordings have never been made widely available until now. This reissue includes the complete 1986 cassette. The CD and MP3 version contain a bonus 1987 radio interview. The 16-page booklet in the 500 edition LP and CD contains liner notes by Roberts and Cousin Franky along with many full-color photographs and news clippings. As Bruce Pavitt wrote in the 1986 Sub Pop zine: the Skab zips around the living room shooting toy guns. He hits the family piano with his fists. He tries real hard to play guitar. He makes up songs about terrorism and radiation and throwing rocks at windows. Cool! This reissue "restores a really obscure real people/disobedient kid/nascent punk rocker cassette that was issued as part of a prodigious run of weirdo documents recorded by an out-of-control 10 year old in Elma, Washington in the mid to late 80s. This is the first full release of his best known cassette, Thunder Hips And Saddle Bags, the release that put him on the weirdo radar after it made it through to tastemakers like Bruce Pavitt of Sub Pop. The Skab recordings are much more interesting than just some maniac kid goofing off. His lyrics are funny, sharp and often inspired and there's a precocious confidence and energy to the tracks, with inventive non-musical settings and primitive interventions on various instruments and household appliances." - David Kennan, Volcanic Tongue
3/6/2010 Hunted Creatures / D/S/Miller split cassette $5.99 Dynamo Sound Collective "Hunted Creatures is Ryan Emmett from Pittsburgh, PA. d/s/miller is also from Pittsburgh. They both make extended layering sound, music compositions."
8/31/2010 Hunter Gracchus, The / Kommissar Hjuler Und Frau split LP $21.99 Blackest Rainbow "Meeting of melted minds on this split LP featuring Sheffield based long time local buddies Hunter Gracchus and Germany based performance and musicial duo of Kommissar Hjuler Und Frau (aka Mama Baer). The Hunter Gracchus have released an ever growing catalogue of super well received releases for the likes of Chironex, Golden Lab, Recollections of Knulp and Chocolate Monk. They also collaborated with Part Wild Horses Mane On Both Sides and Chora as Le Drapeau Noir, as well as performing solo and in other fantastic far out acts such as Vampire Blues, Harappian Night Recordings and Blue Yodel, as well as two thirds of the trio running the excellent Singing Knives label and all working full time. I have to admit, I have no idea how they can manage to do all this, pretty damn impressive. Their side is an amazing live recording from La Planta, Argentina entitled 'Mujeres De La Boca', and if you've ever been to their Furniture Makers practice space, it sounds like Hunter Gracchus somehow managed to transport its entire contents of obscure musical objects over there with their perculiar brains to record some of the best live shit they've produced so far... a really great side long free playing improvised weird out with screwed up voices, skronky blurts and freestyle tribal percussion. Kommissar Hjuler Und Frau have been releasing material for quite some time on their own Der Schöne Hjuler-Memorial-Fond label, including a host of obscenely limited CDRs, cassettes and records. On top of that they've found the time release some truly astounding genre blending avant craziness on Ultra Eczema, Scumbag and Blossoming Noise. For this split LP KHJ & F's 'Zwei Einenperson (Pt. 2)', is a manic 22 minute side of avant garde experi-mentalism, with Kommissar Hjuler shredding electric guitar strings and destroying tapes while Mama Baer's insane vocal fluctuate between the erotic and pure demonic screaming. This recording of Kommissar Hjuler und Frau was made in March 2009 when working on the set for the performance of Zwei Eineperson. This was presented live at the vernissage of Mama Baer's and Kommissar Hjuler's exhibition Geteilter Raum at Kunstraum Winterthur, Switzerland on 2nd April 2009. A CD-R with several parts from their work on this set was previously released on their SHMF label in a very small edition. This is the re-issue of part 2 from their recordings, live in their living room. The full performance has been released as a CD-R and DVD in small edition as well. Edition of 500 on heavyweight vinyl with pro printed jackets, and insert."
9/17/2009 Hunter Grachhus, The The Bolsheviks Shat In My Brain CDR $9.99 Chocolate Monk "New hydroponic sketches of freakdom from Sheffield that should satisfy those of you with that roaring appetite for freedumb jams and methnic drone-outs. I hear delerious barkings of glue factory workers, the hanging heaviness of the local nut houses 'drum and squal' therapy sessions, pockmarked harmonium hymns to Harry Pussy, and whole bunch of giblets that I can't quite put my fingers in, but it sure does make one of my eyes twitch, so I say let the sweltering fog descend, we don't need no torch." - label.
5/24/2014 Hunter, Rupert Shreds lathe cut 7" $15.99 Heavy Space "A young guitar player around Wellington, was in YAWN, has done loads of noisy improv sets with various people under heaps of different names. Slow, grubby, distant layers revolve minimally adrift, this disk drips with laid back abandon. New New Zealand Noise. Edition of 20."
11/21/2009 Hunting Rituals / Rambutan Spirit Wok CDR $7.99 Tape Drift "Canada meets the US in this split pairing from Ontario's Scott Cloud (Hunting Rituals) and upstate New York's Eric Hardiman (Rambutan). Hunting Rituals have demonstrated over the last few years a creative and aesthetic consistency near unmatched in the underground noise/psych/diy scene. Each release Cloud drops into the aether is a gift from some warped and beautiful planet outside of our solar system, and the HR track here is a prime example. Rambutan follows up on recent releases on Digitalis and Stunned with 3 tracks inspired by Cloud's example. Taken together as one dose of aural medicine, the two sides of this split add up to a massive, spacious, and blurry juggernaut of sound that will both heal and transport."
11/21/2009 Hurley, Michael Ida Con Snock LP $13.99 Gnomonsong "Michael Hurley is one of the last remaining ramblin' American folk troubadours. Hobo-ing around the country, making music since the days Bob Dylan first set foot in New York City's Gaslight club, Hurley recorded his first album for Moses Ash's legendary Folkways label in 1964 and continued to release albums for both Warner Brothers and Rounder. His mid-'70s Have Moicy album was among the top ten for the decade selected by Rolling Stone magazine. While many of his contemporaries are long past their prime (or deceased), Hurley's muse is still intact. Hurley's songwriting talent hasn't gone unnoticed by a new generation of musicians. In recent years, he was invited to tour with alt-country heroes Son Volt and Lucinda Williams. He's also shared bills with Smog and Palace Brothers, played with the Giant Sand rhythm section, and has of course appeared with (and been covered by) Vetiver and appeared on their records. His songs have also been covered by indie stars Cat Power and Yo La Tengo, among others. So, the matter at hand, a new album of recordings sung and played by Hurley, backed by Ida, appropriately titled Ida Con Snock: Snock himself marvels at this 21st studio album, recorded at Levon Helms' studio in Woodstock, NY. Ida's less-is-more finesse shines on these rich recordings, melding perfectly with Hurley's playing and singing. Many of these songs are already well familiar to Hurley's devotees. There are seven originals and five loving covers of '50s rock 'n' roll, C&W, and vintage folk, each tune capturing Hurley and band at peak performance levels."
2/28/2006 Hurray Dreams, Not Soft Illusion LP $17.99 Fusetron "Hurray is Zak Prekop, Josh Brand, Pete Mandradjieff & Rich Aldrich. They hail from the hidden sectors of New York City. This is their first full length recording and is a must for fans of ambiguous, anomalous, and unobtrusive sound creation whose mystery is not invoked by hyperbole, pseudo-mythology or fake histories, but by giving full allowance to otherness and seeking beauty by allowing it to happen, which often means allowing it not to happen. Mishandled guitars, unknown electronics, amplified percussives and various layers of buzz coagulate and dissipate in measured restraint. I hesitate to use blighted terms like 'lowercase' music, as Hurray shies not from some harsher territories and melodic (if emaciated and ghostly) material sometimes drifts into consciousness; two things I think of as contrasting w/ the more didactic, 'European' music associated w/ said term. So, I'll avoid terminology and just say I'm very glad to know this record." - Greg Kelley
6/11/2006 Hurray Treasure Chest LP $12.99 galerie paolo bonzano Recorded between 2002 and 2005, if "hurray hands" is the jazz album, and "dreams not soft illusion" the minimal concrete album, then this would be the noisey folk album. released in italy by galerie paolo bonzano & produced by cecilia canziani. "I think both possible cover images have good internal puzzles. The stick drawing looks like a person trying to imagine or remember or depict nature from their desk -- some model of nature that uses bits of stuff from actual nature to make a map of some second faulty nature, or the thought of it. So you could say this is a parallel to when we have these things (instruments, amps, band) to make music and instead make silence, or models of nature, or imitations of sparse conversation. And the microphone stand looks like a modest flag or attempt at formal communication, but in a domestic setting instead of public, so it won't quite come across, and who can see what it was supposed to stand for. . . Like making records for any public out of these things that are essentially private, obscure documents." - hurray
6/27/2009 Husband & Knife More of Them (Than Us) c30 cassette $6.99 Divorce "Husband & Knife recently became a duo with the addition of multi-instrumentalist Evan Cardwell. Evan's electronic dreamscapes and backwards guitars have helped KC realize his ambitions for tripped-out space in which to lay his songs. To celebrate the new marriage, Evan and KC decided to release this cassette only EP. The album is a deep listen, utilising a wild mix of sound and classic song writing. Limited to 140 copies."
5/16/2010 Husere Grav Husere Grav c37 cassette $6.99 Stunned "Following up recent stunning releases on Anathema Sound and a killer split tape with Robedoor, Texas black metal/drone lord Husere Grav now burns another 37 minutes on his electrified altar and the thick, humid vapor releases ancient memories of equinox rituals. Entreaties are made into nine realms of the unknown, each a masterfully shaped atmosphere pregnant with expectation; none dare breathe in a place so still. Austere tectonic frequencies permeate like dense clouds of incense until all fades in ash-raining guitar haze, and catharsis reigns. Limited edition of 111 pro-dubbed & imprinted c37 tapes with double-sided color jcard and insert."
7/5/2011 Hush Arbors Alive double LP $29.99 Blackest Rainbow "'Alive' is the first vinyl outing from Keith Wood's Hush Arbors since his split 7" with Jerusalem and the Starbaskets on The Great Pop Supplement back in 2008. This double LP set comprises of two live recordings from Hush Arbors, the first being 'Live, Heeley Institute, Sheffield, England' which was infact the first release on Blackest Rainbow back in 2007, it was released in an edition of 101 copies on CDR. Finally this is out on vinyl, as it really is a fantastic set of Keith and his acoustic guitar playing what was one of the best venues that was frequently used here in Sheffield, so many great performances went down there (remember MV & EE's set from there that Singing Knives released?), and Keith's really was a great night. The second LP is 'Live from Kittery, Maine', a set from 12th February 2011. A whole different sound to Hush Arbors with this one. Keith is joined by Jason Ajemian and John Moloney (Sunburned Hand of the Man). Keith's sound has developed from the loner psyche folk of his earlier records and 'Heeley' to a more bourbon soaked country rock out vibe. 'Alive' is a fantastic example of two great, yet very different, performances the ever changing Hush Arbors. Pressed on heavyweight virgin vinyl and housed in a gatefold jacket, edition of 350 copies."
9/17/2006 Hush Arbors Cleaning the Bone 3" CDR $7.99 267 Lattajjaa "One-man folk/psych/drone ensemble Hush Arbors AKA Keith Wood was unquestionably my favorite sonic discovery of 2004, so it's with great pleasure that I announce the arrival of Cleaning the Bone, a brand new 3" CD-R on the Finnish 267 Lattajjaa imprint. It's quite different from his two most recent Digitalis releases since this highly organic, folk-tinged drone affair is allowed to spread out over a little more than twenty minutes. But despite the fact that we get music rather than songs this time out, it's still very much gentle free folk bristling with rare invention and spirit. The beautiful improvisations hold the regenerative powers of the Appalachians; somehow hosting the energy that has been hiding under logs and rocks for decades just waiting for the right man to come along and pick it up." "This strangely beautiful document takes as much from the rich history of American folk as it does from ancient drones and psychedelic primitivism. But most of all it's an unhurried and slowly unfolding wave of folk/drone bliss that evoke a pastoral atmosphere so strong that it's perfectly suited for inner mind expansion or as the cheapest way to transport you to the most beautiful parts of the Appalachians." - Mats Gustafsson
2/28/2006 Hush Arbors Hush Arbors CD $12.99 Digitalis "Hush Arbors is the brainchild of Keith Wood. After years of self-released and small-run CDRs, Wood's debut release is finally available in a wider format. This CD sees the nine tracks of his first CDR remastered and reborn. These 43 minutes of blissed out forest folk also finds itself knee-deep in organic drones. Wood's high-pitched voice is the focal point which the music swirls around, and these songs emanate from the cosmos like a cathartic release from the sky. But don't be fooled, despite these cosmic aspirations this is music straight from the earth, covered in bark and soaked in soil. Hush Arbors is a relic. Or perhaps you should just take it from Ben Chasny from Six Organs of Admittance who wrote the liner notes for this reissue: 'The difference between "a scientist" and "scientists" is the difference between speaking to one lonely dude collecting his records from the mail and speaking to humanity. That is a little funny thing. This music is for you who love your perfect clothes caked in mud. This music is for you who could have been scientists but realized that most scientists are thrown into the back of an anonymous van and sold into slavery for their government. And at that point, you said, "Fuck it. I love the stars and germs and shit, but I'd rather not have a gun to my head.'"
10/31/2009 Hush Arbors Yankee Reality CD $10.99 Ecstatic Peace "Yankee Reality. What does it mean? Does it portend that there is some unique, other plain of existence for northerners and/or city folk? Something perhaps alien to, well, everybody else? Virginia cum citizen of London/rambling man Keith Wood knows all about it. Several years ago, he relocated to the city of crumpets and tea, where he, among other things, secured a gig playing guitar for notoriously intense death folk legends Current 93. In the midst of all this excitement, he has managed to write and record a brand new Hush Arbors album, his second for Ecstatic Peace!, and it's his finest to date. With a full band in tow -- multi instrumentalist Leon Dufficy, bassist Jason Ajemian, and drummer Ryan Sawyer -- and none other than J Mascis in the producer's chair, Yankee Reality continues Wood's winning streak while introducing an embarrassment of riches in the way of surprises and curveballs along the way. Yankee Reality is a credit to Keith Wood's vast talents as a songwriter and performer, but also, stands as a shining example of his breadth of focus and versatility. How many fools out there love Merle Haggard, The Dead and Dinosaur, Jr equally? I know one." - James Jackson Toth, Nashville, TN, August 2009.
4/18/2012 Hush Arbors / Arbouretum Aureola LP + download $15.99 Thrill Jockey "Hush Arbors and Arbouretum have each been exploring for years now the intersection of progressive folk and psychedelic rock, albeit filtered through their own distinct sounds. It was only a matter of time before their paths would cross. Keith Wood and Dave Heumann met at a show in Baltimore and discovered their mutual appreciation for each other's music. The two bands planned a joint European tour, and recorded Aureola to further showcase and celebrate their complimentary sounds. Keith Wood (the man behind Hush Arbors), "has a poet's soul and a drifter's mentality. Better than most, he understands the similarities between Ted Berrigan and The Byrds," says friend Matt Krefting. "He's put the hours in playing with Six Organs of Admittance, Sunburned Hand of the Man, Current 93, and Thurston Moore, and is equally at home in the wilds of improvisation as he is with the vast possibilities of song form. As adept as he is at playing with others, Hush Arbors is all his, and it's what he does best. His records for Ecstatic Peace, Hush Arbors and Yankee Reality, demonstrate Keith's extraordinary capacity to mold songs of haunting beauty and sweetness, songs that make sense around the fireplace or on the open road. These new songs continue that trajectory and intensify the emotional gravitas of his previous work. They are like a re-awaking, a groggy hello to a forgotten world, or a blissful hangover full of melancholy love and beautiful promise." Dave Heumann's allegorical and metaphorical lyrics for Arbouretum ride gently atop his fuzzed-out guitar solos, pushing them ever higher into the stratosphere, and lending his songs an emotional weight uncommon in "heavy rock" music. The band also continues to push forward, experimenting with improvisation to capture a more immediate feel that reflects their ever- changing live performances. Arbouretum perfectly exemplify a band that exists in a dual state. They are both loose and rhythmic, channeling the Velvet Underground's repetitive grooves, but also technically precise and expansive. Folk ballads and acid-guitar psychedelia in perfect harmony. It's music that can be played on an acoustic guitar or pushed through a distortion pedal and a stack of amps. The new tracks on Aureola serve as both the next step in Arbouretum's evolution and a glimpse of what's to come on their next full-length due out in the Fall of 2012." Split lp limited to only 1,000 copies worldwide with free download coupon
5/16/2010 Huur Is Duur Huur Is Duur c40 cassette $8.99 Taped Sounds "All acoustic minimal soundwaves and tickles by actor / musician Christophe Piette (of R.O.T., Ysengrinus, etc) and cook / musician Wietske Van Gils (of Zim Zim Zim, Pulsating In The Eye Of Vision, etc). strange nostalgic sound stories, created by two singular beings of the Belgian jam-out scene. side a is a liveshow recorded during the "Los Van Woorden" series in The Hague, the monthly gatherings into sound poetry and similar modes. side b are three short radiosessions, recorded live on our inhouse "De Oceaan Der Geluid" radioshow. the album reminds me a bit of a weird lost episode of the Slowscan catalogue."
12/29/2004 Hyun, Shin Joong & The Men It's A Lie! CD $20.99 MVD 1974 release from Shin Joong Hyun - the guitar god from Korea who formed this legendary psychedelic band! “Musical performance by The Men. This record reissued on LP in 2003. From this record only one SideB song was reissued by The Men on the compilation CD album in 2002. Side A contains popular short songs with guest singer Yoon Young Kyun. Side B has long tracks, psychedelic songs by The Men. So you must pay attention to the psychedelic Side B songS!! This song reminded me of the Doors and Hawkwind. Very progressive and really psychedelic. You can hear nice oboe, keyboards, guitar, drum solo's. Their best psychedelic Gem!” - Folkie Jin
12/29/2004 Hyun, Shin Joong and Yeop Jeon Deul Vol. 1 CD $18.99 Jigu Records "This record was reissued only CD format in 2003. A Korean psychedelic rock masterpiece!! Only this album released about 500 copies (this was the cd issued by MVD which is now out of print - Jigu has reissued this)!! It is a great eastern pyschedelia!! Only I just can say that 'He almost completed his hope (to combine Western music with Korean traditional rhythm) at this album.' Just you must feel it!!" - Folkie Jin
12/29/2004 Hyun, Shin Joong and Yeop Jeon Deul Vol. 2 CD $18.99 Jigu Records "This record reissued on CD format in 1994. Shin Joong Hyun wrote very wholesome lyrics on this album. The government restricted the songs at the first album as being immoral song lyrics. This album is a great Korean hard rock styled music." - Folkie Jin
1/5/2013 Hyun, Shin Joong And Yup Juns Shin Joong Hyun And Yup Juns CD $13.99 Lion Productions "Original version. Spring of 1974, in Seoul: this was the time and place that witnessed the birth of psychedelic power trio Shin Joong Hyun & Yup Juns. "In Korean, yupjun literally means a brass coin," Shin explains. "However, during that time it was used as slang to describe a sense of unpleasantness and dislike. Since I was so unpleasant and dissatisfied [in my career], I told myself, 'Ok, fine, I am just a yupjun,' and named my band with a rebellious attitude." Shin began by renting a spacious room at Seoul's Tower Hotel to serve as a creative home base for the group. After six months of earnest preparation, the group cut ten powerful songs filled with monster grooves, fuzz guitar, emotive singing, and top-notch songwriting. Shin had achieved his goal. The album was pressed up as an ultra-limited, broadcast-only promotional vinyl to test radio response; the response wasn't what anyone expected, and the record label refused to release the album. Shin Joong Hyun And Yup Juns re-recorded the album, but it is this, the original ten track version, that has become legendary-with good reason. An astounding record, and one that we are privileged to bring to the rest of the world for the first time. Our version of this quintessence of psychedelia features Korean/English lyric translations, rare photos, re-mastered audio, and comprehensive liner notes by Kevin "Sipreano" Howes. The 180 gram vinyl version comes in a deluxe old-style jacket, with OBI, and has a full color insert with liner notes and rare photos; the deluxe mini-LP sleeve CD version has a 20-page booklet with rare photos, and great stories about Shin Joong Hyun and his continuing place of prominence in the Korean music scene. Track List: 1. Beautiful Woman (4:29); 2. Think (4:25); 3. I Think There Was Someone Else (5:50); 4. Long, Long Night (4:34); 5. I Love You (3:08); 6. Lady (4:06); 7. Anticipation (4:18); 8. I've Got Nothing To Say (4:21); 9. I Do Not Know (3:04); 10. The Rising Sun (Instrumental) (6:59)
1/5/2013 Hyun, Shin Joong And Yup Juns Shin Joong Hyun And Yup Juns LP $18.99 Lion Productions Original version. Spring of 1974, in Seoul: this was the time and place that witnessed the birth of psychedelic power trio Shin Joong Hyun & Yup Juns. "In Korean, yupjun literally means a brass coin," Shin explains. "However, during that time it was used as slang to describe a sense of unpleasantness and dislike. Since I was so unpleasant and dissatisfied [in my career], I told myself, 'Ok, fine, I am just a yupjun,' and named my band with a rebellious attitude." Shin began by renting a spacious room at Seoul's Tower Hotel to serve as a creative home base for the group. After six months of earnest preparation, the group cut ten powerful songs filled with monster grooves, fuzz guitar, emotive singing, and top-notch songwriting. Shin had achieved his goal. The album was pressed up as an ultra-limited, broadcast-only promotional vinyl to test radio response; the response wasn't what anyone expected, and the record label refused to release the album. Shin Joong Hyun And Yup Juns re-recorded the album, but it is this, the original ten track version, that has become legendary-with good reason. An astounding record, and one that we are privileged to bring to the rest of the world for the first time. Our version of this quintessence of psychedelia features Korean/English lyric translations, rare photos, re-mastered audio, and comprehensive liner notes by Kevin "Sipreano" Howes. The 180 gram vinyl version comes in a deluxe old-style jacket, with OBI, and has a full color insert with liner notes and rare photos; the deluxe mini-LP sleeve CD version has a 20-page booklet with rare photos, and great stories about Shin Joong Hyun and his continuing place of prominence in the Korean music scene. Track List: 1. Beautiful Woman (4:29); 2. Think (4:25); 3. I Think There Was Someone Else (5:50); 4. Long, Long Night (4:34); 5. I Love You (3:08); 6. Lady (4:06); 7. Anticipation (4:18); 8. I've Got Nothing To Say (4:21); 9. I Do Not Know (3:04); 10. The Rising Sun (Instrumental) (6:59)

Hyun, Shin Joong and Yupjeons 1st CD $22.99 MVD First reissue in the MVD series - comes in digipack. Very rare - out of print.
4/10/2005 Hyun, Shin Jung and The Men Shin Jung Hyun and The Men CD $17.99 World Psychedelia "It’s difficult to unravel the deep historical mystery of these recordings (Korean-only text not helpful), so I don’t know exactly when these tracks were recorded, although the date 1972 appears at the start of the booklet; having said that, there’s no mystery about the greatness of the three long tracks on this disc! minimal moody vocals don’t interfere in the slightest with the incredible fuzz and wah-wah guitar solos, the groovy and weird keyboards, the monster drum solos, or the oboe (yep, the oboe); truly psychedelic songs with all the strangeness that a non-Anglo approach to trippy music seems to engender, with touches of the Doors and early Hawkwind, if you need non-Asian reference points; I now fully comprehend why Koreans call this Shin Jung Hyun’s best record, and 'a psychedelic gem'. Colossal." - Lion Productions. Appears to to the same release as one I have listed as 'It's A Lie' on Korea's MVD label - recommended!