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12/21/2004 1 Mile North / Colophon / Wind-Up Bird Conduction. Convection. Radiation CD $12.99 Music Fellowship "Named for the scientific terms that define the three methods of heat transfer, Conduction. Convection. Radiation. is the third edition in the Music Fellowship¹s Triptych Series, which combines EP-length recordings from three like-minded bands on a single CD. Electronic, minimalist, and post-rock music is much maligned for being 'cold,' implying the style of composition is more rooted in technique and complexity than the heart. Conduction. Convection. Radiation combines three artists who destroy that stereotype. 1 Mile North is Jon Hills on guitar and Mark Bajuk on synthesizers. Hills' ability to shape subtle melodies out of abstract structures blends beautifully with Bajuk¹s masterful playing of a diverse collection of analogue synthesizers. Colophon is the solo project of Tarentel's Jefre Cantu-Ledesma. Colophon¹s music builds off Cantu¹s droning guitar work in Tarentel, but deconstructs it, leaving only the bare essence. The Wind-Up Bird is Joe Grimm sometimes accompanied by Jeff Smith. On their 2nd album, Whips, on the Music Fellowship, Grimm used his Powerbook, guitar, vocals, violin, and horns to musically interpret a post-breakup voicemail message, creating a luxuriant dark dream and a revelatory song suite."
7/30/2006 1/3 Octave Band Navigation By Light CDR $12.99 Celebrate / Psi / Phenomenon "Another step toward the infinite nothingness. Having solidified once-and-for-all as a duo and on the eve of their Australian tour, 1/3 Octave Band present perhaps their finest recorded moments. As the title would have you believe, this is a dark ride through a vast landscape with only the merest shreds of light to guide you through to the other side. Point by painstaking point is mapped out across the ever-nothing of the southern sky. The danger is not so much the uncertainty of your destination, but in the knowledge that you have completely forgotten how you got in here in the first place. Lost, aimless, wandering, and going back is no longer an option."
3/17/2014 1/3 Octave Band Ultramarine lathe LP + CDR + download $34.99 Pseudo Arcana AHOY! Big news: We are super pleased to announce a new release from Bill Woods sublime 1/3 Octave Band project. Its been a while since we've heard from them and I'd assumed that Bill was too distracted by playing in Birdcatcher and the half dozen other outfits hes been spotted in around Wellington. But no- it turns out that Bill, and his occasional collaborator Jules Desmond, have been busy in some secret basement studio burning the midnight oil to produce what is perhaps the bands masterpiece to date.
The only word that I think does justice to Ultramarine is 'stately', although in its more ecstatic heights its gets kind of close to qualifying for 'grandeur' as well.. Really - Ultramarine is the sound of 2 blokes with electric guitars and a shitload of awesome pedals sitting down and constructing the modern equivilent of a Bach symphony or something.
There are field recordings and strangely homely electronic bleeps but its the sublime slow burning layers of guitar that pin you to your chair and leave you feeling somehow heightened. I can't recommend this album highly enough.
10/9/2003 100% Storms Ensemble A Symphonic Dance for the 1939 World’s Fair 12" mini LP $10.99 Emperor Jones "A rare vinyl-only offering from Emperor Jones courtesy of the 100% Storms Ensemble, the bedroom symphony project of one Eric Morrison (Home, Leels). Symphonic Dance for the 1939 World's Fair is a new post-facto musical piece meant to capture the dizzy elation of America fishtailing on a wet highway just before careening headlong into WWII. Various strings, french horn, clarinet, and flute combine with more basic rock elements to sweep you into its pomp and circumstance. The B-side features an eighteen-minute epic rock collage in the vein of Home. Numbered edition of 300 packaged in black glow-in-the-dark sleeves"
4/22/2009 O Voids O Voids LP $13.99 Troubleman Unlimited "O Voids is probably the 1st band outta Montreal I've heard this year. Their approach & sound seems pulled right outta 82-83 American post punk, not all that dissimilar to Mission Of Burma. I've no doubt there are certain masonic like devotees who believe that NO ONE could EVER deliver like MOB & that a mere comparison to Boston's most hallowed band of all time are the words of a heretic. Guilty as charged, bub. What can I say? O Voids remind me of Mission Of Burma & sometimes that's a good thing. Even on here." -Siltblog. "Recorded on, 2" tape, at Treatment Room, Montreal, by Gilles Castilloux. Chris: Guitar, Peter: Bass, Nick: Drums. Montreal's best band. Some of the nicest people ever as well, and that's whats really important! Think Wipers, Mission Of Burma, Unwound, Wire, Rough Trade Records 1981...You know the best music ever. Edition of 500 vinyl only."
11/20/2014 O'Brien, Patrick and Karl Von Bamburger The Salt Of The Earth The Salt Of The Sea 7" lathe $16.99 Heavy Space "Recorded some time late 2013 in Coburg Australia, improv tinkering & ride the ocean waves. Like sugar & pop, it runs down dreams. Its not an attack, its dreamy, reaches into the corners of your mind. Black smudges, see through glimmer, crank up the victrola & spin the minimalist disk." Edition of 20 copies.
8/1/2014 oAxAcA Salvatora LP $25.99 Holidays "Salvatora is the second incredible album from this sextet from Cuneo actively researching in the realm of unstructured free jazz from 2008. Since then, the group grew more and more by adding new elements and enriching the sound with new thing echoes inspired by the likes of John Coltrane, James Brown and Miles Davis. This last session in particular - mixed and mastered in 2012 at Blue Record Studio by Mano Moccia - sees a more active participation of the electronic instruments, rejecting traditional jazz rhythms in favor of a Bitches Brewesque rock influenced improvisational style. And who does not love that sound of an electric piano? edition of 100 copies on black w/ clear green and blue splatter vinyl."
4/22/2009 Oaxacan Oaxland CDR $6.99 Majmua Music "Oaxland is the new offering from Oaxacan. Perhaps the title can be read as an homage to Oakland, California - their hometown and a center for the creative "out-rock" explosion for a number of years now. Oaxacan successfully taps into that rich creative vein yet here has produced a disc that stands on it's own six feet, unbowed and untamed. Oaxacan are Amy Friebertshauser: Vocals, electronics, percussion; Mike Guarino: drums, percussion, electronics, various stringed instruments and Derek Monypeny: Guitar. Subverting the predominant free-rock paradigm, Oaxacan seems to draw equally from chaos and ritual, creating a work whose intensity often lies in its' restraint. They aren't afraid of cutting loose by any means, but comprehend that tension arises in the spaces between. "Unlike a lotta so-described "free-rock" bands, Oakland's Oaxacan takes a pulsing, clattering, chittering, hammering, groaning, barfing, tapping rainstorm of noise and organizes it into head-nodding, tribal-ish, hypnotic rhythm. While the drums free-jazz themselves into the cosmos, guitars rasp all dry like grasshopper wings, and vocals make whale songs and wolf cries, an invisible conductor snatches everything from space and structures it into dance music. Or more so, freak-the-fuck-out music. Or lie-on-the-club-floor-and-convulse-and-reenact-your- birth music. Even if you haven't heard of this band, don't let it stop you. Break free from the shackles of your comfort zone!" - Adam Gnade, Portland Mercury
12/3/2010 Obsidian Pond Symvols c39 cassette $7.99 Digitalis Limited "Obsidian Pond is the brainchild of the uk's alesandre jong and he must feel like i do after i've only slept 3 hours and have to slog through an entire workday half-conscious. "symvols" is filled with molasses-thick beats slowed to a crawl and colored in with endlessly-sleepy guitars and codeine synth notes. there's something really unsettling about jong's compositions. they're like twisted fairy tales that hypnotize you until you end up face down in the mud. it's a total bummer but with killer beats. edition of 75, chrome tapes."
9/17/2009 Ocelocelot Spandex Booze Hound CDR $8.99 Chocolate Monk "Following CDRs and cassettes for Smokers Gifts and Kovorox Sound, and a track on an Idwal Fisher comp, Melanie Delaney gulps down some fermented plantain extract, squares her shoulders, embarks on another temporary exile from Ashtray Navigations, and takes her rightful place atop the Chocolate Monk bully pulpit. The musical spastasms of her solo project Ocelocelot goink in tandem with Jovial Bowel Syndrome, that Midlands medical condish afflicting those with diets high in pig’s milk and sausage muke. Ring modulator abounds on the CD, attaching itself to every decibel like a Louisiana eyeworm, leaving pockmarks across landscapes defined by cornball menses tutorials and cloudy waters from the snout of the matriarch. Delaney charms plasmagnetics and electrosputum with the deftness of the Janitorial Custodians of Jajouka. As Ocelocelot splays her space nuptials across a skyline smeared with mushy peas, and junked Vespas limp across the tarmac at Dragonfly refueling stations, orphans gaze away from the mysterious metal chambers it is their duty to scrub with steel wool. Gawk, urchins." - S.Glass

Octagon Church Lost in the Kelp CD $6.99 Outer Orbit "Well over half an hour of sound makes up the debut release from the nomadic Octagon Church. Lost in the Kelp was hatched and put to tape in 2000 by Octagon in the green pastures of Alden, New York. Recorded in a basement using guitar, and two string detuned mandolin, Lost in the Kelp is both subtle and demanding. Guitar and mandolin weave and seer among one another till you are merging into one with your sofa. This is head music for your pot. At times Lost in the Kelp seems to have you sitting in neverland then you're being transported to the planet Cragnail (or insert favorite planet here). Includes the infamous pot jam of summer 2000 from Holiday Hills. Edition of 50."
2/11/2006 Octopus Syng Beyond the Karmadelic Coldness, There's the Lovadelic Warmth LP $24.99 Nasoni "Vinyl edition of the first full length album by psychedelic wizard from Finland. It spends love, romanticism and good vibes via sitar driven rock, psych pop, garage psychedelia, hippie folk, reminiscent of Syd Barrett and early Pink Floyd." Limited edition of 500 copies - these are black vinyl copies.
11/4/2006 Odal Odal cassette $7.99 Dutch Beer "space cassette by a real human genius. DR BIBBER (a Dutch guy going strong from 1985, releasing ENEMA SYRINGE in 1987!!!) delivers 60 minutes of space and noise. welcome in his head."
8/23/2009 Odd Clouds Deceiving Illusion LP $14.99 Not Not Fun "A thousand years ago, in 2006, Michigan moonlighters Odd Clouds drizzled down their LP opus, The Cavernous End. Within the sphere of open-eyed freeform organized psych-jazz sprawl, nothing compared. Years later that album still kills, but not much has followed in its wake (there have been some loose tapes but those are more in the crude basement fuckaround vein). So we are personally xxtremely pleased to be able to finally offer up the band's latest album-length affair, Deceiving Illusion. A six-song spelunk into the deranged group brain responsible for noise scene mainstays like Fag Tapes and Tasty Soil Records, Illusion rumbles through a hall of mirrors of zones/styles, from freaky garbage punk to robot throat games to motorik brass meditations to unhinged '70s German commune beardo psych-blazers. The journey is the destination and all that. Abuse yr Illusion. Black vinyl LPs in 3-color pro-silkscreened jackets with artwork by Chris Pottinger and Jamie Easter, plus a double-sided photocopied insert. Edition of 400."
10/25/2008 Odd Clouds Odd Clouds picture disc LP $24.99 QBICO Picture disk, with artwork by Chris Pottinger & Jamie Easter. Recorded between 2004-2007 in Detroit, Ferndale, and Hamtramck, Michigan. Performers: Chris Pottinger, Jamie Easter, Heath Moerland, Glen Morren, Chris Sprague, Matt Smith, Noah Eikhoff & Free Wade. "Their 1st LP that came out a couple of years ago, was among the best thing I heard and see in the last few years. So I didn't hesitate to get in touch with them... they kindly bring some odd clouds at the Qbico u-nite I did in Det in 2007, along with some special gifts... so I immediately liked them! The music is simply one of the most exciting ever released on qbico, as well as the artworks. Hear, see and feel to believe in some mighty clouds." Out of print.
2/19/2007 Odd Clouds / Wigwam split cassette + 3" CDR $10.99 Arbor "Long before the Ford Motor Co. ruled over Michigan, Plains Indians would chill out and ride wooly mammoths everywhere. Then the mammoths hit the pits, and Henry Ford created the car, ever since then the state has been clogged with smog. Odd Clouds (Rep-ing MI labels Fag Tapes and Tasty Soil) create a cacophony of tribal electric jamming. Loud and mean; a group improv cave jam going back to the basics and just kicking it. Wigwam (of Kalamazoo's Tapeworm Tapes) creates a maize field of drones only to light it on fire, and burn it to the ground so that it can be reused later. War horns streak through the desolation of bass drum onslaught. Comes with a 3" of additional oil slick sludge rock from the Odd Clouds cave. In an edition of 100 copies in oversized tape case with double sided full color art(front by Heath Moerland of OC; inside by Miles Haney of WW), sprayed/stamped tapes, individually water colored 3" sleeves, the works."
8/28/2004 Odd Job Macro Made Session CDR $8.99 Deserted Village “A single half-hour piece which unfolds gradually taking the listener through a varied terrain yet still completely self-contained in it's own stark atmosphere. Odd Job hails from Lille in France. He answered the call for music for a Brane compilation on the web and sent us the 28 minutes of otherness that is the Macro-Made session. It was a bit long for a compilation, but we loved it so much we just had to put it out. It uses all manner of sound sources yet has it's own distinct atmosphere and is popular night time listening around these parts. Realised by Chou Sebastien / October 2002 recorded at the Sfumato Studio in Lille using sampler, sequencer, field recordings and additional instruments.”
3/3/2005 Odyssey Setting Forth CD $15.99 Pacemaker / Lion Productions "Once upon a time, when the music business was more music than business (but only just), there was a band that created a quintessential dose of New York sixties psychedelia—strong harmonic vocals, heavy swirling organ, and fuzz guitar riffs of the greatest ferocity. Finally, their lone album—one of the ten rarest and most sought after US psychedelic albums—is available again: painstakingly remastered, repackaged, and ready for true psych fans to devour. This is truly one of the cornerstones of underground psychedelic music, recorded in 1969, released in an edition of fewer than 100 copies, and impossible to find as it only came in a plain white cardboard sleeve. An album that jumps right out of the speakers at you, from it’s opening 'In-a-gadda-da-vida' riffs right to the very end. Twelve-page booklet has part one of a band history by Odyssey leader Vinny Kusy, as well as rare photos from his own archive. LP version in heavy cardboard gatefold jacket will be available in June."
2/2/2013 OGOD with Shazzula / Discipline split cassette $9.99 Desire Over Gain Optimal Death with Shazzula!! Killer! Edition of 75 copies - out of print.
3/21/2007 Oh, Birds! ŠOf Grief and Satellites 3" CDR $7.99 Cook an Egg "Blending sparse field recordings with eerie, otherworldly sounds, the music of Oh, Birds! carves out a series of internal landscapes that are as much discreet as they remain troubled and slightly out of reach. Tackling the lines between sound and silence, there's a subdued musicality there that should appeal to fans of Coelacanth, Steve Roden and Olivia Block. Oh, Birds! is a sound-artist from Clichy, France and this 3" cdr is his debut mini-album."
7/14/2013 Oisteanu, Valery Perks in Purgatory c50 cassette $7.99 Sloow Tapes "Valery Oisteanu is a Soviet-born Romanian/American poet, a former DJ and rock and roll-poet who traveled around Eastern Europe (Romania, Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Yugoslavia) in buses inspired by the likes of Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters. As his work grew more and more critical of the communist regime he managed to immigrate to New York in the early seventies. Valery has been called the lovechild of Wilhelm Reich and André Breton and his poetry is a wild stream-of-consciousness of extravagant dada, surrealist and beat images. On these recordings Oisteanu reads from his latest book ‘Perks in Purgatory’. Edition of 100 copies."
3/11/2012 Olausson, Jakob Morning and Sunrise CD $10.99 De Stijl "At some point all great explorers, from Amundsen to Kishan Singh Rawat, come to an opening up and cast their minds across a big space. A clearing, a promontory, a look out from a place no one's been before. Jakob Olausson ventured deep on Moonlight Farm, his debut for De Stijl in the winter of 2005. His singular expression returns on Morning and Sunrise, an explorer's codex, a gaze through to what's more important and less seen. The path yet traveled and the sun arcing over it. Morning and Sunrise is a different record from Moonlight Farm. Neither "progression" nor the preferred "natural progression" describe how. There is more electric guitar and it really whisks at your earbones, the playing is beautiful. Jakob's singing glows more. It gives light and shows love as it reassures, makes no false promises, says: You can be understood. Honest as the elements, whether you count four or 118. Words like "loner" will be hung on Morning and Sunrise, and that's okay, we associate clarity this potent with solitude. And this could be the most lucid psychedelic record ever, morning is just so clear, and anyway, it's not really loner, because You are there all along. Don't we all just want to know how the next person gets along? Come out into the Morning and see."
3/11/2012 Olausson, Jakob Morning and Sunrise LP $14.99 De Stijl "At some point all great explorers, from Amundsen to Kishan Singh Rawat, come to an opening up and cast their minds across a big space. A clearing, a promontory, a look out from a place no one's been before. Jakob Olausson ventured deep on Moonlight Farm, his debut for De Stijl in the winter of 2005. His singular expression returns on Morning and Sunrise, an explorer's codex, a gaze through to what's more important and less seen. The path yet traveled and the sun arcing over it. Morning and Sunrise is a different record from Moonlight Farm. Neither "progression" nor the preferred "natural progression" describe how. There is more electric guitar and it really whisks at your earbones, the playing is beautiful. Jakob's singing glows more. It gives light and shows love as it reassures, makes no false promises, says: You can be understood. Honest as the elements, whether you count four or 118. Words like "loner" will be hung on Morning and Sunrise, and that's okay, we associate clarity this potent with solitude. And this could be the most lucid psychedelic record ever, morning is just so clear, and anyway, it's not really loner, because You are there all along. Don't we all just want to know how the next person gets along? Come out into the Morning and see."
1/25/2004 Old Bombs Audios CD $10.99 Soft Abuse "We are on the edge of a genre that has no name. We've been compared to Rowe's work with radio, Cage, Merzbow, Organum, V/VM, Pita, Christian Marclay. All those references are fine but don't really define what we were/are doing here. Dino and Vanessa were my first really good friends in the US with whom I shared a similar musical outlook. After moving from Miami, we kept sending original creations to each other and mutilating, layering, recombining, re-sampling and recursionizing them until they felt complete. In this way we have maintained our own dialogue about music. Equipment has changed, abilities have evolved, and now after six years comes Audios, our first 'official' CD. Dig in or dig out." - Carlos Giffoni
1/29/2003 Old Bombs / Wolf Eyes split CD $18.99 Public Eyesore "Re-issue of the BWCD release in glossy card Public Eyesore style packaging. Old Bombs is the trio of Dino Felipe(of Fukktron/Hair and Nails, who has recently found much success with his new solo releases on Schematic), Vanessa Paes(also of Fukktron), and Carlos Giffoni from Monotract. Wolf Eyes is the Hanson records staple of Aaron Dilloway, Nathan Young, and John Olson. Modified electronics, turntables, feedback and distorted analog drum loops in the spirit of early 1980's avant industrial."
11/25/2010 Old Time Relijun Songbook, Volume One CD $11.99 Northern Spy "The Old Time Relijun, has been quiet for awhile, as frontman Arrington de Dionyso has been pursuing his Indonesian language avant-rock combo, Malaikat Dan Singa and bassist Aaron Hartman is further afield in the Holy Land with Girls in Trouble. But coming out of the dessert after what seems like 40 years, their first effort, Songbook, Vol. 1, is re-released as NSCD #2. Still a personal fav in the band's oeuvre, it's wild and raw and sweaty as their live shows, and now mastered for the first time and made widely available. Oh, this lion's ready to roar."
9/30/2005 Olive, Tim & Fritz Welch Sun Reverse the Footpedal CD $11.99 Evolving Ear "Tightly wound non-maximalism combining borrowed electric guitar, percussion, and snow. Artwork by Matt Bua." "Despite the musicians' marked preference for tiny sounds and gestures, the music they make - provided you give it the time and attention it demands - creates and sustains a sense of tension often absent from lowercase improv...another compelling and uncompromising outing from the Evolving Ear label."- Dan Warburton, www.paristransatlantic.com. "This barn recording from Brooklyn drummer Fritz Welch and Canadian/Japanese guitarist Tim Olive is a beautifully conceived minimalistic collaboration... Obviously affected by their surroundings, the duo sympathetically respond to the creaking timbers of the 19th century barn they are using as a recording studio, with much clattering, scraping, and bumping around in the dead of night. Olive mostly concentrates on plucking a the pickups of his guitar, while Welch's shuffling percussion is economical to say the least. The sounds they make together, however, eventually resemble those of the insects and other nocturnal creatures that inhabit the barn, until the two musicians gradually become a part of the building's environment, construction, and history." - Edwin Pouncey, the Wire
10/19/2003 Oliveros, Pauline / Reynols The Minexcio Connection: Live! At The Rosendale Café LP $12.99 Roartorio "One of the most unexpected yet fruitful partnerships of recent years: in the mid-1990s, Pauline Oliveros, electronic music pioneer and sage of the environmental drone, began working with Reynols, the prolific and resolutely undefinable Argentinian group. Their first joint effort sent Oliveros' music through the rigours of Reynols' heavily processed studio treatments; The Minexcio Connection: Live! At The Rosendale Cafe finds them collaborating on-stage in real time. Recorded in August 2000 during Reynols' first trek through North America, they offered up a version of 'Six For New Time' (originally composed by Oliveros for Sonic Youth's Goodbye 20th Century LP), along with idiosyncratic throat-singing and hypnotic dream/dronescapes. The venue may have been a small cafe in rustic upstate New York, but the sonic results sound like emanations from the deepest of Deep Listening caves under the earth."
5/27/2004 Oloolo Audiotbit CDR $6.99 Foxglove / Digitalis “i have never been to latvia, but like other former soviet republics (ukraine in particular), there are great things brewing underground there. ‘audiotbit’ is the newest product of the collaboration between kiryll lomunov and radion zolotarew. these sound collages are drenched in heavy electronics; it's like the inside of a circuit board singing its way toward the heavens. cavernous and dark, these 70 minutes will prod at your brain before finally detonating. one might call oloolo the soundtrackers to the dissolution of an empire.” Edition of 175 copies.
8/1/2014 Olsen, Angel Burn Your Fire For No Witness LP $15.99 Jagjaguwar "Many of the superlatives describing Angel Olsen refer to how seemingly little it takes for her to leave an audience speechless, even spellbound. But Olsen has never been as timid as those descriptors imply, and the noisy, fiery hints in her earlier work find a fuller expression on her newest LP, Burn Your Fire for No Witness. Here, Olsen sings with full-throated exultation, admonition, and bold, expressive melody. Also, with the help of producer John Congleton, her music now crackles with a churning, rumbling low end and a brighter energy. Angel Olsen began singing as a young girl in St. Louis, where she explored the remarkable range of her voice and the places it could take her songwriting. Her self-released debut EP, Strange Cacti, belied both that early period of discovery and her Midwestern roots. Cautious and homespun on the one hand, the EP transported us to a mystical, unrecognizable world on the other, and it garnered extensive praise for its enigmatic beauty. Olsen then went further on Half Way Home, her first full-length album (released on Bathetic Records), which mined essential themes while showcasing a more developed voice. Olsen dared to be more personal. After extensive touring, Olsen eventually settled for a time in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood, where she created "a collection of songs grown in a year of heartbreak, travel, and transformation." The new songs go on to tell us to leave, or to high-five a lover who is lacking, or to dance our way up and out of sorrow. Many of them also remain essentially unchanged from their bare beginnings. In leaving them so intact, a more self-assured Olsen is opening up to us, allowing us to be in the room with her at the very genesis of these songs, when the thread of creation is most vulnerable and least filtered. Our reward for entering this room are many head-turning moments and the powerful, unsettling recognition of ourselves in the weave of her songs. This act of meaning-making recurs as a theme throughout the album, as the sublimating response to the power of negativity. In the song, "Stars", for example, Olsen wishes to "have the voice of everything" and in a moment of hatefulness and hurt realizes that the strength of fury results in the power she had been seeking all along. Thankfully for us, Olsen has decided to channel a lot of this newfound power into the ethereal, hypnotic performances of her new and revealing songs, sharing with us the full grace and beauty of her transformative moments." - Matthew Didier
9/17/2006 Olson, John + Spencer Yeh Live at Kathy's Birthday one-sided LP $15.99 Rococo Records Limited edition of 200 copies - out of print.
9/17/2006 Olson, Tovah & The Dead Machines I'll Be Back CDR $12.99 Tovinater "New label, first release. Two tracks, one solo Tovinater which consists of intense stereo recordings of a bug swamp near the Cove and a long Dead Machines track which is a string abuse jammer working out ideas for the Lansing and Natti gigs last month. Color cover with weirdo alien drawings. Edition of 100."
11/6/2010 Olympus Bold Mould LP + download $16.99 Soft Abuse "Olympus is the banner under which Stefan Neville (Pumice) and Kraus (ex-Futurians, The Aesthetics) clang, pound, and collaborate. The obscure duo - each has a revered, dodgy presence in the contempo New Zealand sub-underground - built their reputations on unique one-man-band visions of mutant pop songforms, crafted with modified / manipulated instrumentation. As Olympus, Neville and Kraus have managed to step outside their comfort zones without sacrificing any signature moves. Recorded and assembled over the past few years by exchanging tapes in the mail, Bold Mould is the first fruit of their collaboration, the duo's debut offering. Bold Mould surfs along a warbled, technicolor path lined with basement kraut grooves, blasted tape manipulation, fuzzed-out homemade electronics, explosive drumming, minimal synth dervishes and melancholy pop instrumentals. Olypmus' playful experimentation, deluge of ideas & cracked sense of humor aligns Bold Mould with such like-minded spins as Oddities (The Clean), A Trip to Marineville (Swell Maps), On the Way to the Peak of Normal (Holger Czukay) and Deceit (This Heat). Bold Mould also features an alternate version of the Pumice tune Heavy Punter, which initially appeared on Quo. Co-released with Stefan Neville's own Stabbies, Etc imprint. 500 pressed, includes a free DL."
9/29/2009 Om God Is Good LP $17.99 Drag City 'God Is Good' is the fourth album from the indomitable OM since their formation in 2001. It is their first new record in two years. OM albums are rituals, personal convictions transcripted into verse. Playing the music is visceral, emotional, a catharsis of soul and spirit. As ever, dynamic relationships and the slow building of mood are attenuations that shape the structures of 'God Is Good'. With careful microscopic increase, the energy grows through the four songs, leading towards moments that one could interpret as… Revelation? Oblivion? Awakening? OM are part of a community of musicians and thinkers whose influence only grows: Current 93, Six Organs Of Admittance, Lichens, Sir Richard Bishop, Alpha & Omega and Grails."
10/6/2007 Om Pilgrimage CD $15.99 Southern Lord "Three songs featuring Om's (Al Cisneros and Chris Hakius of the legendary Sleep) unique use of riff, cadence and chant comprise the duo's new album Pilgrimage. Lyrical themes address the processes of mind, psychic reality, astral and casual planes of being, and the nature of the soul. Engineered by Steve Albini and produced by the band, the motifs that were initiated on their previous two album are continued here unabated."

Omit / K-Group Storage LP $12.99 Fusetron “Not a split release by these two New Zealand artists, but a collaboration, carrying on from their 1997 single on Colorful Clouds for Acoustics. The weapons of choice are analogue synthesizers and the approach is slowly unfolding drones and drifting veils of sound that part and close across the listener's third ear like storms on the surface of Jupiter.K-Group is Paul Toohey, previously of noted NZ geological drone ensemble Surface of the Earth, who also has a solo album under this name on Corpus Hermeticum. Omit is Clinton Williams, who has also recorded for that notorious NZ 'un-easy listening' label, as well as extensively on his own Deep Skin imprint. During 2000 and 2001, having failed to bring down the global economy with their now-forgotten Y2K scam [remember Y2K? - I thought not], this pair of Hidden Masters turned their efforts towards late-night kitchen jam sessions during their holiday moments. In these each would fire up an antiquated analogue synth and the resulting aural collisions would be recorded on a handy hard drive, then tweaked, inverted, eq'd and edited to produce the immaculate slabs of sound contained within the tiny grooves of this ludicrously out-dated analogue sound-reproducing format. These seven tracks simulate the calm of the newly sedated patient about to undergo a surgical procedure, just as he or she is starting to slip into unconsciousness. You can listen, but just when you think you're hearing something, you realise that 12 hours have gone by and you have a new and inexplicable scar on some unlikely part of your anatomy. Too late you realise that the sound you can hear at the very edge of audition is not this recording, but the sound of forty metal robotic insects starting to eat their way out through your still-sedated navel. Waking with a start in time to flip the album over on your turntable, you notice that subsonic frequencies have begun to rearrange the contents of your mantlepiece into a veritable Morris Dance of inanimate objects, when you thought the audio had not yet begun to play back. A vestigial bass throb starts up in the back of your cranium, as very slow-moving if not actually stationary spacecraft begin to land in the garden. Three days later they are still hovering as the seventh and final track of the album begins to play, and infinitesimally subtle stereo effects start panning in impossible permutations audible only between your shoulder blades. Apparent suspension of time, delirious interludes, interference with the basic laws of physics, all of these effects are possible results of listening to the beautifully poised, finely polished and unutterably beautiful sounds contained in this simultaneously forbidding and inviting artifact. If, like me, these are all the things you look for in a sound recording, then look no further. If its merely music you require, then I suggest you meddle not in the affairs of your betters and proceed directly to the nearest chain CD store and stock up big time.” -Bruce Russell [Noise Legend], Lyttelton, NZ, May 2002.
7/23/2003 Omnid Thermo CD $4.99 The Shadow Puppet Recording Co. "My work varies between untreated field recordings and heavily treated compositions which utilize field recordings as source material. This particular disc is composed of captures made in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York City. The source sounds were then manipulated in a custom software application made in Max/Msp." - Albert Casais
6/11/2006 On On CD $14.99 Celebrate / Psi / Phenomenon "Remember when punk was dangerous? When you had no idea whether you (or the band) was gonna make it out of the venue without an impressive set of scars? Nah... me neither. But hey... I read Black Flags 'Get In The Van' and it sounded cool... and it sounded really, really dangerous. Enter On... a full throttle blur of utterly wasted heaviness clinging to a two-chord, droning, punk rock core. Hell hath no fury like this infuriated mess and the threat of serious physical harm hangs in the air like a half-landed drunken chick-punch. Two monsterously distorted basses, and a guitar tone like a broken windscreen mean the poor drummer has to pound his cheapo kit into near-nirvana just to be heard above the gargantuan din. Primal, sexual, pre-menstrual, very drunk, and very, very dangerous. The best possible distillation of The Germs unhinged self-mutilation, the paralysing narcoleptic sludge of The Cherubs 'Herione Man', the profoundly aimless bloodletting of early Skullflower, all wrapped up in a tattered 'Zen Arcade' poster. Get-me-the-feck-outta-here!"
3/26/2006 On Trial Blinded By the Sun CD $12.99 Molten Records "After a gap of a couple of years here is the stunning 2002 album by the best kept Scandinavian secret since Rumplestiltskin. Sounding like a cross between Love and The Sound Track Of Our Lives the band blend an emotional west coast flavoured sound with powerful acid guitar and melodic sensibilities. Intricate arrangements and sweeping acid psych that's both achingly ragged and beautifully realised. This album grows on you with every listen just like a classic album should. Highly recommended."
3/26/2006 On Trial Head CD $12.99 Molten Records "Here's the 2003 full length CD album version of the now rare 10" issued a few years back by the great Danish psych band. On Trial update and interpret a selection of '60s psychedelic classics, including gems by Love, The Third Bardo, Macbre, Roky Erickson and others. The CD version is expanded to include superb covers of The Rolling Stones 'Citadel' Blues Cheer's Parchment Farm, The Stooges TV Eye, Pink Floyd's "Interstellar Overdrive" and The MC5's "Starship". Blistering acid wah wah fuzz guitar work, trippy effects, exquisite vocals and multicoloured psychedelic abandon are the order of the day. New artwork and remastered sound. A real trip."
3/26/2006 On Trial Live CD $12.99 Molten Records "Live! Tonight!... Tripped Out in 2003! Our men in Denmark are notorious for tearing it up on stage but this takes the mushroom-flavoured biscuit. Not only did they manage to get out alive from a storming performance in Christiana, they escaped with the tape too! 'Live' features some of the awesome 60's psych classics that adorned 'Head' mixed up with numbers from previous albums, 'Blinded By The Sun' and 'New Day Rising'. With an impressive catalogue behind them, On Trial continue to deliver the goods and this is no exception. All hail the greatest Danish export since Carlsberg!"
12/1/2004 Once and Future Herds, The Lion-Colored Hills 3" CDR $9.99 Pseudo Arcana “The Once and Future Herds are a Jewelled Antler offshoot made up of Glenn Donaldson, Donovon Quinn and Loren Chasse. Lion-coloured Hills documents a journey to said hills as manifested through bowed and plucked strings, drones and utterences.”
1/1/2008 Onde Onde LP $29.99 Ondemusic "The core members of ONDE, (Timo Van Luijk, Marc Wroblewski and Greg Jacobs) are all former participants of now defunct Noise-Maker's Fifes. Timo Van Luijk took an active part in various musical projects: Asra with Raymond Dijkstra, In camera with Christoph Heemann, with Kris Vanderstraeten, No Neck Blues Band and Noise-Maker's Fifes. Besides that he has played with Mirror and produced several solo releases as Af Ursin. Greg Jacobs and Marc Wroblewski cooperated with Noise-Makers Fifes for years. During 20 years of its lifetime Noise-Maker's Fifes - often labelled as an isolationist band - gained a strong reputation of a live band. With the death of founding member Geert Feytons Noise-Maker's Fifes was buried and ONDE created. Marcelo Aguirre recently joined ONDE. Marcelo is a self-taught percussionist and vocalist. He plays music in a highly distinctive manner manifesting a wide spectrum of influences ranging from spacious, delicate pulsation, to bursts of pure tone colour into free music or charged noise, with a focus on continuous sound and changing dynamics. He worked with such artists as Michael John Fink, John Duncan, Z'EV and Ulrich Krieger. Whereas Noise-Maker's Fifes often experimented with multi media, ONDE is a pure musicians collective, were improvisation takes a central role. ONDE could be labelled as a "free musicians' collective", where the musicians can play whatever they want, whenever they want. Although no rules, conventions or limits are imposed, the music ONDE produces could be clearly labelled as experimental, and ranging from psychedelic to drone music, sometimes even minimal, with regular outbursts of pure noise. As with all improvisational music, the direction of the music is guided by the energy of the moment itself and is, therefore, by definition unpredictable. ONDE uses acoustic (sometimes prepared) as well as electronic and self-made instruments." "First post-Noise Maker's Fifes release. Sinister psych, semi-acoustic noise." Edition of 400 copies.
2/7/2009 Ondo 654 65 - 694 33 cassette $5.99 Peasant Magik "Obsessively composed guitarscapes. Industry stretched to the point of total collapse. Bleak and without redemption. Look out for more Ondo on Peasant Magik in '09." Edition of 100
12/30/2002 One Ensemble of Daniel Padden, The The One Ensemble of Daniel Padden CD $14.99 Catsup Plate "As a member of the U.K.'s Volcano the Bear since 1995, Daniel Padden has been involved in the creation of some of the most compelling and challenging music in recent memory. Drawing on the work of Robert Wyatt, Faust, This Heat, and the like, Volcano the Bear quickly developed a strong and devoted following. All of this, however, cannot prepare one for the revelation that is Padden's other project, The One Ensemble of Daniel Padden. As an album, ‘The One Ensemble’ is pretty difficult to pin down. In much the same way as Richard Youngs and Simon Wickham-Smith, or the early Third Ear Band, Padden uses traditional folk structures as the basis for much of songs here. But other, even more esoteric, influences are at work here as well: Southeast Asian traditional musics, acoustic jazz flourishes, perhaps even the mystical minimalism of Terry Riley. So what does all this mean for the listener? A strange and beautiful amalgam of (mostly) wordless vocals, stumbling piano, scurrying cello, mournful kazoo interludes, deranged waltzes, and stuff that's totally unidentifiable combined into Padden's skewed and wayward outsider music. Edition of 500 copies packaged in silkscreened, handmade digipaks."
3/21/2007 One Ensemble, The Wayward the Fourth CD $10.99 Secret Eye "The heir apparant to Moondog and Zoltan Kodaly, The One Ensemble blend European folk, narrative, popular and chamber forms to create modern compositions that provide attention-grabbing hooks and thought-provoking challenges. At times formal and at others improvisational, it is difficult to pin down the One Ensemble sound. Influences range from the classic pop-psychedelia of Robert Wyatt to the deep experimental drone of Third Ear Band. Blissful free jazz, delicate acoustic out-folk, tape collages, Eastern raga and mystical modern minimalism all peacefully coexist in the One Ensemble's uniquely beautiful universe." - label. "Intoxicating folk from Eastern Europe is an element that's visible throughout, but this Glasgow-based quartet approaches the style in as many different ways as there are tracks. You'll find psychedelia, free jazz, chamber music, drones and general sonic goofiness riding the melodic waves of this equally joyous and saddening aural journey. The one looking will likely find a whole range of different influences but the outcome still holds together amazingly well and strikes me as the perfect soundtrack for a script yet to be written by Emir Kusturica's unknown cousin. Dreamy haunted carnival songs that are surprisingly danceable and catchy." - Mats Gustafsson, Terrascope
4/1/2004 One Inch Of Shadow Bring the Alchemy to School CDR $9.99 Cat Sun "One Inch Of Shadow playing their slow-motion psychedelic songs live at a locale whose name means 'Goat Song Theater'. Plenty of droning atmosphere with vintage Soviet Bloc synthesizers which sound quite different from vintage Western synths. Limited to 90 copies." - Fossil Dungeon
7/24/2002 Oneida Anthem of the Moon CD $13.99 Jagjaguwar "There's an awful lot of ‘psychedelic’ music around these days, mostly of the gentle, sprightly, cosmic nature. It has seemed to Oneida for the past couple years that the world has forgotten a huge part of the critical essence of the psychedelic experience: anxiety, dislocation, alienation and half-formed terror. With Anthem of the Moon, they're out to remind the world why psychedelia matters. Over the course of thirteen months, Oneida made repeated journeys to an array of Colonial-era ruins in the woods of western New England, where they had set up a small mobile recording unit in the midst of the stones. They recorded each of these trips, ending up with a massive trove of tape reels, from which the bulk of this album was distilled. Sounds of the stones and the night woods saturate the recorded music (including the ghostly screech of a barred owl on ‘Almagest’), literally and emotionally; the naked, anxious exhaustion, ecstasy, and paranoia that the listener hears are the real thing. Anthem of the Moon is a literal and figurative field recording - of voices: animal and human, real and imagined, whimpers, moans, screams and incantations. Their trip is no fucking picnic in the meadow - it's a journey into the stones."
4/1/2004 Oneida Caesar's Column (remixes) 12" $6.99 Rough Trade “Oneida are a fascinating and frighteningly intense band, mixing distorted electronics with a fluent, dynamic rhythm section. They were formed in 1997 in Brooklyn, New York, and have been a mainstay of the underground scene there ever since, recording numerous cult records over the years, constantly touring America and Europe with their various line ups. The band like to be compared to ESG, Moondog and The Incredible String band, but have actually been compared to Faust, Pere Ubu, the Boredoms, the Butthole Surfers. This 12" remix album on Rough Trade includes the original album version (from Secret Wars) and four remixes by their NYC underground compadres, including hip NYC producer Nicolas Vernhes (of Fischerspooner, Black Dice, Fiery Furnaces fame), Phil Manley (of Trans Am) and The Liars (Mute Records).”
9/6/2002 Oneida Come On Everybody Let’s Rock CD $11.99 Jagjaguwar "We will concede this to the latte-sipping coffee table theorists of the world. When it comes to the small slice of pop culture called American rock music over the last three decades, a profound shift did occur when the National Minimum Drinking Age Act was signed into law on July 17, 1984 by Ronald Reagan. The rock farm leagues (traditional rock and roll venues) took a big hit in the nose, and ever since rock music has been less ‘substance-tial.’ Well, thank God for Oneida. With their third full-length record Come On Everybody Let’s Rock (their first full-length record for Jagjaguwar), Oneida conjure up the spirit of a forgotten past - from the heaviosity of Deep Purple and Blue Cheer to the hooks of Humble Pie and Foghat to the attitude and dirty swagger of early Alice Cooper Band. The Brooklyn rock band also lives up to the tale of the tape, hands down being the best live band in New York City at this very moment. So infamous are their live performances that even overseas the British press makes it their business to hail Oneida as purveyors of the burgeoning New York City ‘Loft Party’ scene (the new rock farm league?). Best of all, Oneida are smart and are as rooted in the present as they are informed by the past. Stand clear of the mirror and get away from mom and dad's robitussin. This is the great rock record by Oneida we all have been waiting for."
12/11/2002 Oneida Each One, Teach One double CD $13.99 Jagjaguwar "This is the double CD version of Oneida's already legendary double LP Each One Teach One, the first truly heavy psychedelic rock record of the new millennium, originally limited to 500 vinyl copies packaged in individually hand-screened packaging (released by Version City). Oneida, responsible for last year's unstoppable rock opus Anthem of the Moon, have dropped on the Earth nine extended, blown out new songs that reach far beyond the fairly concise bursts of noise and melody found on previous records. On the two CDs that form the CD version of Each One Teach One, Oneida are given the chance to stretch their rock to their breaking point and beyond, offering up enormous, dripping wet slabs of extended, linear noise mayhem, hollowed out hulls where ghosts of America sing songs that few will ever hear, and longer takes on the sort of speed-fueled manic garage grot that's graced the band's songbook from the start. Recorded at Tarquin Studios and outdoors in the Stones (the band's personal retreat, located near the New Hampshire border), the ten songs on Each One Teach One find Oneida at the peak of their all-out-rock phase, sounding more like their incomparable live shows than any of their previous records. Put the first CD on and lie down on your floor with your eyes closed. Have a friend around to put in the second disc when it is time and to guide you on the trip it'll take you on. Headphones or loudspeakers recommended for playback. Discover the miracles of your Third Eye with Each One Teach One."
9/6/2002 Oneida Enemy Hogs CD $11.99 Jagjaguwar "This is a reissue of Oneida's landmark second full-length, which was first issued on the now defunct Turnbuckle label. It was with this record's original release that this motley crew of spinmeisters first made a name for themselves. Just when everyone had thought that there was yet another band in the world with the sole intention of devoting itself to the indulgent pursuit of the endless permutations of ‘noise exploration’, we got instead a ‘slippery’ masterpiece that, according to Mojo (for which this record garnered Rock Album of the Month honors), melded ‘rock'n'roll, garage punk and New Wave [with] Hammond organ arpeggios [bumping] into parping jazz trumpets and MC5-inspired riffs, while a discordant Suicide-spooked backdrop keeps the paranoia levels up.’ Hopefully, you get the picture and understand why we deemed it necessary to reintroduce this to the masses, with the added bonus of a previously unreleased track to boot."
11/4/2006 Oneida Happy New Year LP $12.99 Jagjaguwar "No band has been so praised for such a wide range of music over the last ten years than Brooklyn's ONEIDA. Nobody has come close to matching their output of dazzlingly creative, uncategorizable music. Psychedelia, minimalism, maximalism, one-step, infinitewave, blah blah blah blah…it's all there, all the time; and "Happy New Year," the band's ten billionth album, is Oneida's zenith. Simultaneously the most eclectic and most coherent album they have yet released, "Happy New Year" flows flawlessly from a traditional hymn of grim beauty ("Distress") through hypnotic rounds, thunderous kraut grooves, severe ballads, and other, indescribable music. PHIL MANLEY of TRANS AM and the FUCKING CHAMPS and experimental pianist EMILY MANZO return for encores of their guest appearances on 2005's "The Wedding;" they are joined by SHAHIN MOTIA of EX MODELS, BRAD TRUAX of HOME, and frequent Oneida collaborator BARRY LONDON."
8/31/2008 Oneida Preteen Weaponry LP $18.99 Jagjaguwar "Preteen Weaponry is part one of the Thank Your Parents triptych of Oneida releases. Oneida members past, present and future all contributed to this project. It reminds Oneida of what a live performance might sound like. It contains captured improvisational moments married with craft. You can consider it an introduction to their forthcoming triple album Rated O, which is part two of the forementioned triptych." Nice packaging - gatefold sleeve.
1/19/2004 Oneida Secret Wars CD $11.99 Jagjaguwar "Oneida's Secret Wars is a Pacific summerjam. It's got Balinese gongs, Hawaiian ukuleles, red wine, injuries, glee, and a song called 'Wild Horses' that's written by Oneida. It's also got a lot of good advice. With their new full-length record, Brooklyn sons Oneida simply start where they left off with Each One Teach One. Their trademark iterated and psych-tinged noise attack is still fully intact, both nervous and subdued at the same time - like what happens when you give meditative children trained in the ways of yoga an excessive amount of caffeine. If there are any new wrinkles to be discovered, it is perhaps that, even more so than on Each One Teach One (Oneida's Tago Mago), Oneida seem to be mining the same fertile ground as Kraut-rock visionaries Can, effortlessly shedding the constraints of pop forms and structures while still remaining soulful and spiritually centered all along. Like spazzing out in the Lotus position."
2/25/2004 Oneida Steel Rod CD EP $7.99 Jagjaguwar "Oneida - called a whole lot of names - 'the organic Kraftwerk', 'bastard prodigal sons of Afrika Bambaataa,' 'Brooklyn's electro nightmares unleashed' ...and it's all true. Claims of jazz refuted here. Oneida is all rock, all beat, all the time. This record is our nametag. Break your door, steal the shutters, dear landlord: there's a price on your head and Oneida's new STEEL ROD EP is embedded six inches into the back of your skull. All you old men, handing out religious brochures and telling the youth that they've lost to the devil, take a look into your own asshole. We think you just might find our new CD, the god you've lost and a nice little piece of pipe. Give or take five screaming cuts about new identities, new visions and civil war -- Oneida's Steel Rod lays down another testament to bein' free like we want it to be. Remember Watson and Crick? Well, we think that Nobel Prize needs to be recalled and delivered to the real innovators of genetics: us. Ever wonder what an 'XXY' baby looks like? Listen up. I think you'll hear its fragile egg shell mind crying out on track one. Some say our 'Steel Rod' is discriminate. Not so - we smash it all up - but ask questions later. The board rooms are still talking about the event described above. Suits and casual Friday types keep Oneida in the minutes these days. This Steel Rod we keep talking about -- look at it as our scale of justice. Eyes wide open, next stop 'Tennessee.' The Union presence is keeping the good people down, disguised as police. But we're not heartless. We shed a tear on this track... for the dead men in blue, piled up in our wake. Climb onto our 'Hell Train' headed for the promised land. Paranoia, beer, and trucker's speed fueling the next binge on the devil's consciousness. We think it's all damn sinister. That there's an end coming. It'll get your ass. Listen up. It's knocking on your door. It won't stop here." Year 2000 release.
2/11/2006 Oneida / Plastic Crimewave Sound split LP $10.99 Jagjaguwar "Oneida, one hopes, needs less introduction than other bands. Nearly eight years of idiocy that has earned them the grudgingly accepted title of "that old Brooklyn band that all the other bands like"; at least seven albums and countless ancillary releases full of manic delight and spastic paranoia; an army of crazed preadolescent children poised at the ready to do their unearthly bidding; Oneida is living the dream, and that dream has finally taken shape as Brah Records. Brah will be all things to all men, as long as those men - yes, and women - are searching only for the overlooked and the underthought. The Oneida hivemind will brook no fashionable diversions, no studied insolence - only pure music with no hope of escape will see the light of day on Brah's watch. So welcome to step one in the program: a vinyl-only split record that will leave the speakers weeping. Oneida's contribution, "Prehistoric Maze" was recorded at Rare Book Room in 2004, during the original and now legendary "Thank Your Parents" sessions. A small hardwood fire was kindled in the studio brazier on Friday as recording commenced, and with periodic attention it had become a heaping mound of coals and ash by late Saturday night. Sometime in the smallest, stillest part of that night, it was deemed appropriate to sing a hymn to the coals, saluting the passage of the flames into memory. Just before dawn on Sunday, "Prehistoric Maze" was tracked in a flurry of ukuleles, hexoleles, and homemade drums. Studio tyrant Nicolas Vernhes joined the band in their unsettling ceremony, contributing an outstanding familiarity with pre-Christian celtic and druidic rites, and by the time a rainy, cold dawn arrived, the song was completed. Oneida felt that the sound of "Prehistoric Maze" and the singularity of its genesis were reason enough to release it standing apart from the rest of their work; the Plastic Crimewave Sound's "End of Cloud" was deemed a perfect counterpart, and so Oneida is proud to inaugurate Brah Records with this haunting piece of blasphemy. Their first major release in over a year, Plastic Crimewave Sound's 18+ minute uber-krautpunk dirge "End of Cloud" is a fuzz-soaked dusseldorf drone-rock opus, and the epitaph of departed guitarist Cat Chow, who lends space-vixen vocals to the fray. Studio fuckery, motorik drumming, blasts of electronics, rolling bass waves, and wig-flipping fried guitar duels, "End of Cloud" is guaranteed to cause devotional nirvana, or at least the rolling of multiple blunts. Chicago's premier acid-punk primitivists Plastic Crimewave Sound have been lauded by MOJO, Wire, Julian Cope, Arthur, etc., have toured with Acid Mothers Temple, Comets on Fire, Oneida, the Ponys, Gris Gris and others, and often garner comparisons to Chrome, Can, Yo Ho Wha 13, Sonic Youth, Hawkwind, High Rise and even the Cramps - and all that is just fine by them! They have a full length LP on Eclipse Records (released in the UK by Rocket Recordings, home to Oneida's "Anthem of the Moon" LP), a split 7" with 60's MN fuzzgod Michael Yonkers (with a full LP due soon), and a double LP conceptual dark opus that will see daylight on Eclipse this fall. Crimewave also does the hand-drawn underground psych mag Galactic Zoo Dossier for Drag City (expect a new double sized issue this summer), and sets up the international avant-psych Million Tongues festival; bassist Mark Lux was part of the embryonic Temple of Bon Matin line-up; electronics guru Andy Ortmann heads up the fine Nihilist label and noise miscreants Panicsville; and Lawrence Peters is also a fine country singer and washboard genius, playing in numerous noise rock and country combos over the years. The 12" features art by Plastic Crimewave, who has also done record covers for Drag City, Birdman, locust, Eclipse, and others." - Jagjaguwar
6/25/2013 Oneohtrix Point Never Betrayed in the Octagon LP $14.99 Software "2012's Rifts compiled Oneohtrix Point Never's (aka Daniel Lopatin) first three full albums alongside a crop of rare and out-of-print CDR and cassette material in a deluxe, five LP vinyl box set. Following the success of this sold-out one-time release, we are pleased to present all five LPs for sale individually. Each LP includes a digital download code. Betrayed in the Octagon was originally released on cassette by Deception Island in 2007. Subsequently released on LP in an edition of 300 copies by No Fun Productions, March 2009."
6/25/2013 Oneohtrix Point Never Drawn and Quartered LP $14.99 Software "2012's Rifts compiled Oneohtrix Point Never's (aka Daniel Lopatin) first three full albums alongside a crop of rare and out-of-print CDR and cassette material in a deluxe, five LP vinyl box set. Following the success of this sold-out one-time release, we are pleased to present all five LPs for sale individually. Each LP includes a digital download code. Track one originally released on an OPN/Outer Space split CS (Arbor, 2009). Track two originally released on Ruined Lives CS (Young Tapes, 2008). Track three and four originally released on Transmat Memories CS (Taped Sounds 2008). Track five and six originally released on A Pact Between Strangers CDR (Gneiss Things, 2008). Track seven originally released on Young Beidnahga CDR (Ruralfuane, 2009)."
11/30/2011 Oneohtrix Point Never Replica CD $12.99 Software "Replica is an electronic song cycle based around audio procured from TV ad compilations. These sample-based meditations are as lyrical as they are ecological, featuring re-purposed "ghost vocals" which serve as narration for Lopatin's signature amorphous, ambient passages. Lopatin's Juno-60 is still prominent, but Returnal's placid, synthetic surroundings are accelerated through darker, more unpredictable terrains via Lopatin's use of samplers, analog filtering, tape-op, piano, plate reverb and sub-bass. The result is a heightened sense of music as part and parcel of an overall sonic terrain." Housed in gatefold wallet.
6/25/2013 Oneohtrix Point Never Russian Mind LP $14.99 Software "2012's Rifts compiled Oneohtrix Point Never's (aka Daniel Lopatin) first three full albums alongside a crop of rare and out-of-print CDR and cassette material in a deluxe, five LP vinyl box set. Following the success of this sold-out one-time release, we are pleased to present all five LPs for sale individually. Each LP includes a digital download code. Original Russian Mind LP released in an edition of 500 by No Fun Productions, November 2009."
6/25/2013 Oneohtrix Point Never The Fall Into Time LP $14.99 Software "2012's Rifts compiled Oneohtrix Point Never's (aka Daniel Lopatin) first three full albums alongside a crop of rare and out-of-print CDR and cassette material in a deluxe, five LP vinyl box set. Following the success of this sold-out one-time release, we are pleased to present all five LPs for sale individually. Each LP includes a digital download code. Tracks one and six originally released on KGB Nights/Blue Drive CS (Catholic Tapes, 2009). Track two recorded at Issue Project Room, April 21, 2009, originally released on Scenes with Curved Objects CS (Utmarken, 2009). Tracks three and five originally released on Caboladies/Oneohtrix Point Never split CS (NNA Tapes, 2009). Track four aired on Rare Frequency, WZBC 90.3 FM on July 23, 2009, originally released on Scenes with Curved Objects CS (Utmarken, 2009)."
6/25/2013 Oneohtrix Point Never Zones Without People LP $14.99 Software "2012's Rifts compiled Oneohtrix Point Never's (aka Daniel Lopatin) first three full albums alongside a crop of rare and out-of-print CDR and cassette material in a deluxe, five LP vinyl box set. Following the success of this sold-out one-time release, we are pleased to present all five LPs for sale individually. Each LP includes a digital download code. Zones Without People was originally released on LP in two editions of 500 by Arbor, August 2009."
11/3/2012 Oneohtrix Point Never / Rene Hell split LP $15.99 NNA Tapes "NNA's second split LP unites two American artists on the cutting edge of experimental electronic music: Brooklyn's Oneohtrix Point Never and Los Angeles' Rene Hell. Daniel Lopatin and Jeff Witscher have each been working tirelessly in the US underground for the last several years, releasing progressive, forward-thinking, and highly acclaimed music under a wide variety of guises and manifestations. In 2012, we see them each offering their respective unique visions and interpretations of digital music in the modern world, processing the world around us through the lens of technology and modern sound.
Oneohtrix Point Never brings us "Music For Reliquary House", which consists of sonic reworkings from the "Reliquary House" audio/visual installation, a collaboration between Lopatin and video artist Nate Boyce. In a series of five pieces, Lopatin delivers a sequence of hallucinatory informatic assaults, a satirical re-envisioning of modernist sculpture. Picking up where 2011's "Replica" left off, OPN uses digital technology to dissect human speech patterns and timbres almost beyond recognition. Via computer, Lopatin converts pieces of text to human speech, only to dismantle it entirely, surgically reassembling the scraps of frequencies and the shrapnel of pure sound into something new altogether… starkly melodic at times, but altogether harsh and inhuman as a whole.
Rene Hell presents "In 1980 I Was A Blue Square", a suite of five pieces for piano, synthesizer, and computer. Juxtaposing mid 20th century classical music with chaotic electronic blasts, Witscher creates his own style of contemporary music that is peaceful and violent on top of itself, creating a rift of confusion that sits nicely between more vast, soundscape-like vignettes. Witscher's previous forays into the worlds of noise and ambient are tastefully apparent here, indicative of an artist who is able to retain a broad array of influences and use them in a way that is both personal and original."

Onnyk Private Idioms CD $8.99 Public Eyesore “A bit clueless here as to Onnyk is, except that his real name is Kinno Yoshiaki is and that plays improvisations on the guitar. The two lengthy pieces on this release are from 1995 and 1997. Also a bit clueless why they are released now. It's not that they are not nice or anything, but it seems a bit long overdue. Onnyk scratches, plucks and prepares his way on the guitar in a free playing mood. Unlike many other Japanese musicians, Onnyk doesn't go all the noise way, but on the other hand it's also not the same sort of silence as Taku Sagimoto. Wonderful free music, played with great pace.” -Frans de Waard (Vital Weekly)
2/13/2013 ONO Machines That Kill People LP $14.99 Priority Male "In another bout of pretending I run a record label, Steve Krakow (AKA Plastic Crimewave) and I are partnering up with the assistance of a generous grant from local arts preservation non-profit SOTA Chicago to reissue the incredible and timeless debut LP "Machines That Kill People" by ONO. A unique mixture of Throbbing Gristle-esque pulses from the deep end, no-wave guitar collage clatter that brings to mind the lessons taught by Glenn Branca, and the churning, clanging repetitions that show foresight of the Chicago industrial music peak oncoming in the next few years, all fronted by the powerful sermon cautiously and passionately delivered by now legendary frontman Travis. This release has been in the works for almost a year and is finally available for public consumption. Sonically dusted off by boardman Cooper Crain, pressed on 150g vinyl, hand-screened replicated jackets, bi-fold poster inserts; it's all true to the original for a fraction of the price. If you are interested in experimental music or the Chicago arts in general, this is absolutely ESSENTIAL."
2/11/2013 ÖÖÖÖÖ ÖÖÖÖÖ CDR $7.99 267 Lattajjaa "Ö is an oerchestra formed in Helsinki 2010. Their self-titled debut album was released in December 2012 by 267 Lattajjaa. Ö plays multimusic for multitask brains by producing overlapping layers of melody and rhythm. The approach combines minimalist harmonies, free improvisation and polyrhythms." Edition of 100 copies.
4/30/2012 Oort Trio Oort Trio CDR $6.99 Golem Tapes "debut release from oort trio, featuring bassist, drummer, and clarinettist from shiggajon, consisting of one long track of electric ambient freejazz moving from absolutely violent outbursts to deep calm atmospheres. recorded and processed during the last half of 2011."
3/26/2006 Opalio, Maurizio Way up to Enfer CDR $15.99 Opax Records "Special handmade limited edition of 100 copies; handnumbered, look-like-vinyl black-bottom cd-r in
nice-textured cardboard tri-fold sleeve, with charcoal drawing by Maurizio Opalio. First soloist release by one-half of My Cat Is An Alien, space brother Maurizio Opalio. "Way up to Enfer" is the entire recording of an acoustic, totally improvised session performed on December 31th, 2005 at My Cat Is An Alien's new Alien Zone headquarters, located somewhere in the Italian Western Alps. Along the two tracks featured in "Way up to Enfer", Maurizio's acoustic guitar notes create subtle killer tunes woven in a richly textured harp-like fingerpicked style, like the charming sound of a lyre emerging from a spinning maelstrom in the sea. There are no space sounds here, but clearly emotional rises, an acoustic resistance to the falling darkness, or maybe just the right way up to Enfer." (Opax)
12/22/2014 Opalio, Roberto Aurora Coelestis ART EDITION LP + download $59.99 Opax "Double-Disc Private Art Edition LTD.50, it consists of the regular 'Aurora Coelestis' LP + an extra twin vinyl Art-Object LP featuring a proper original acrylic painting by Roberto Opalio on Side A!
This is a private press art edition, handcrafted by Roberto and Maurizio Opalio and released on their own legendary Opax Records. 165 gram black vinyl housed in a gatefold, white-coated cardboard jacket, with 12"x16" full color folded cover/insert featuring a portrait of the artist taken by Maurizio Opalio on front and a photographic image by Roberto Opalio on the inside, plus full liner notes. Foreword insert by Byron Coley.
Handnumbered, handstamped and signed by the artist. Private Art Edition of 50 exemplars.
Fourth soloist album and debut on vinyl format by musician and visual artist ROBERTO OPALIO of radical avant-garde duo My Cat Is An Alien. 'Aurora Coelestis' presents two new instantaneous compositions for glockenspiel and voice, recorded in March 2014 at his Alien Studio for audiovisual arts, Torino, Italy. For the first time his musical work is mainly instrumental: 'Aurora Coelestis' is Roberto Opalio's homage to early minimalism. The work is intended to be listened to at soft volume level, quietly in a room. The same glockenspiel used in the recording has then been cut into pieces to become the core of the spectacular art gallery edition of the album.
"Roberto Opalio, the more sinister half of My Cat Is An Alien, has finally released a non-lathe solo LP in order to demonstrate his mastery of space junk. The two parts of the title track, "Aurora Coelestis", are incredible glides through the darkest recesses of solar system. The music was created on glockenspiel, then run through Roberto's homemade electronics in a way that extends celestial glimmering into eruptive plains of infinity. Cosmic burbles worthy of Gong mix with expansive tones that make me think of what Richard Brautigan's Machines of Loving Grace might sound like. It's almost the same as listening to one of those computers that generates sounds from stellar radiation. Beautiful, cold and deep. It will make all of your bones feel very soft.
The third piece, "Hic et Nunc" is a piece for manipulated vocals. The title is Latin for "Here and Now" and may refer to either the Gong-related UK band of the '70s, or the impermanence of language, or both. The music is like being sucked through a long tube that lights up and resonates as you pass along sections of it. Alien lips quiver nearby and you can smell a kind of breath you have never smelled before. It's a wonderful trip through bubble time, and one suspects it would be an excellent soundtrack for your next bout with hallucinogens. If that's not your thing, just lie down in the dark and concentrate hard on the sounds. You'll be flying soon enough. Have a nice ride." -BYRON COLEY, 2014
Watch images here: http://mycatisanalien.tumblr.com/post/98625037828/roberto-opalio-aurora-coelestis-opax-records
Listen to free album sampler here:
https://soundcloud.com/elliptical-noise/roberto-opalio-aurora-coelestis-album-sampler
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xWl9-o-b90
12/22/2014 Opalio, Roberto Aurora Coelestis LP + download $20.99 Opax "Fourth soloist album and debut on vinyl format by musician and visual artist ROBERTO OPALIO of radical avant-garde duo My Cat Is An Alien. 'Aurora Coelestis' presents two new instantaneous compositions for glockenspiel and voice, recorded in March 2014 at his Alien Studio for audiovisual arts, Torino, Italy. For the first time his musical work is mainly instrumental: 'Aurora Coelestis' is Roberto Opalio's homage to early minimalism. The work is intended to be listened to at soft volume level, quietly in a room. The same glockenspiel used in the recording has then been cut into pieces to become the core of the spectacular art gallery edition of the album.
"Roberto Opalio, the more sinister half of My Cat Is An Alien, has finally released a non-lathe solo LP in order to demonstrate his mastery of space junk. The two parts of the title track, "Aurora Coelestis", are incredible glides through the darkest recesses of solar system. The music was created on glockenspiel, then run through Roberto's homemade electronics in a way that extends celestial glimmering into eruptive plains of infinity. Cosmic burbles worthy of Gong mix with expansive tones that make me think of what Richard Brautigan's Machines of Loving Grace might sound like. It's almost the same as listening to one of those computers that generates sounds from stellar radiation. Beautiful, cold and deep. It will make all of your bones feel very soft.
The third piece, "Hic et Nunc" is a piece for manipulated vocals. The title is Latin for "Here and Now" and may refer to either the Gong-related UK band of the '70s, or the impermanence of language, or both. The music is like being sucked through a long tube that lights up and resonates as you pass along sections of it. Alien lips quiver nearby and you can smell a kind of breath you have never smelled before. It's a wonderful trip through bubble time, and one suspects it would be an excellent soundtrack for your next bout with hallucinogens. If that's not your thing, just lie down in the dark and concentrate hard on the sounds. You'll be flying soon enough. Have a nice ride." -BYRON COLEY, 2014
This is a private press, handcrafted by Roberto and Maurizio Opalio and released on their own legendary Opax Records. 165 gram black vinyl housed in tri-fold jacket made of fine art 250 gram clear blue textured cardboard, with 12"x16" full color folded cover/insert featuring a portrait of the artist taken by Maurizio Opalio on front and a photographic image by Roberto Opalio on the inside, plus full liner notes. Foreword insert by Byron Coley.
The album comes with 3 collector's editions cover art: each cover features 1 of 3 different 4"x6" original photographs shot by Roberto Opalio mounted on back, representing diverse perspectives of the glockenspiel used by the artist during the session. Handnumbered and handstamped. Limited Private Press of 200.
Listen to free album sampler here:
https://soundcloud.com/elliptical-noise/roberto-opalio-aurora-coelestis-album-sampler
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xWl9-o-b90
9/3/2010 Opalio, Roberto The Hexagram on Grace CD $7.99 Elliptical Noise "Third soloist album by Roberto Opalio (My Cat Is An Alien, Painting Petals On Planet Ghost, Praxinoscope). During the same period of self isolation in the Westrn Alps that brought to life MCIAA's 'Photoelectric Season' double album, Roberto conceived the creation of his new full-lenght album, inspired by the mystic aura of the nature surrounding himself. Focusing himself on his peculiar wordless vocalizations, and using simply a mini-keyboard and his prepared 'alientronics' as instruments, Roberto has built soundscapes of sublime abstract expressionism around the 'heliocentricity' of his voice. This is a true 'hexagram on grace' indeed. Professionally pressed compact disc recordables. Cardboard jacket with paste-on artwork, with insert. Roberto Opalio: vocals, mini-keyboard, alientronix. Featuring Maurizio Opalio on acoustic guitar at the beginning of 'Like an empty glass'"
1 - 'The Hexagram on Grace, part one' (11:06)
2 - 'The Hexagram on Grace, part two' (8:04)
3 - 'Like an empty glass' (18:06)
9/3/2010 Opalio, Roberto The Hexagram on Grace ART EDITION CD $29.99 Opax Records Special limited art edition of 20 copies of the cd issued by Elliptical Noise. Same disc in nice-textured cardboard gatefold sleeve with original ink drawings by Roberto Opalio on front and back; numbered and signed by the artist. With insert. "Third soloist album by Roberto Opalio (My Cat Is An Alien, Painting Petals On Planet Ghost, Praxinoscope). During the same period of self isolation in the Westrn Alps that brought to life MCIAA's 'Photoelectric Season' double album, Roberto conceived the creation of his new full-lenght album, inspired by the mystic aura of the nature surrounding himself. Focusing himself on his peculiar wordless vocalizations, and using simply a mini-keyboard and his prepared 'alientronics' as instruments, Roberto has built soundscapes of sublime abstract expressionism around the 'heliocentricity' of his voice. This is a true 'hexagram on grace' indeed. Professionally pressed compact disc recordables. Cardboard jacket with paste-on artwork, with insert. Roberto Opalio: vocals, mini-keyboard, alientronix. Featuring Maurizio Opalio on acoustic guitar at the beginning of 'Like an empty glass'"
1 - 'The Hexagram on Grace, part one' (11:06)
2 - 'The Hexagram on Grace, part two' (8:04)
3 - 'Like an empty glass' (18:06)
3/21/2007 Opalio, Roberto The last night of the Angel of Glass, Vol.I & II double CD $17.99 A Silent Place Double CD set reissuing the acclaimed "The last night of the Angel of Glass, Vol.I", original soundtrack to the omonimous film by Roberto Opalio (released on the long-out-of-print DVD-R/CD-R set by Foxglove, USA), plus the totally previously unreleased "Vol.II" (entire disc 2), representing the second half of a unique recording session.
The work here available for the first time in its entire and remastered version was recorded by the artist himself at home in Torino, Italy, on November 1st 2005, while his camera, set on the balcony, was filming Opalio's glass-art creation (the Angel) animated by the soft light of a candle under a blackened sky. Here are the words by the artist himself, reported as liner notes inside the 6-panels gatefold sleeve featuring stills taken from the film: 'my voice/ my astral guitar/ instants of life/ home/ window of memories/ blue afternoon/ winter 2005/ cold burning flame/ torino/ whispers of glass/ suspended/ between/ day & night/ before black falls'. Strictly limited edition of 600 copies housed in an elegant deluxe folded digi-sleeve matt varnished. "There is no other cosmic traveller like Roberto Opalio. Best known for his work with his brother as My Cat Is An Alien, this feline twin is slowly building an equally impressive body of solo works. Opalio is on another plane entirely with "The last night of the Angel of Glass." Bypassing the cosmos completely and directing his aim straight to heaven. Using nothing but his guitar and his voice, Opalio sears the stratosphere into orbit. As his voice floats like a ghost into the empty celestial crevices, his guitar falls from the sky like a melted star. This is haunting and magnificent. Roberto Opalio at his best." (Brad Rose, Foxy Digitalis)
12/24/2005 Opalio, Roberto Voice with No Guitar / Guitar with No Voice cassette $9.99 Opax Records "The first analog cassette release on Opax Tapes, new division of My Cat Is An Alien's Opax Records, features a new work by brother Roberto Opalio. On side A, a 10-minutes-long solo-voice piece in Roberto's typical wordless-vocals style; on side B a 10-minutes-long solo-guitar piece of pure space drones. Recorded at home September 9th, 2005, in Torino, Italy. Special handmade ltd. ed. of 69, in Japanese-paper envelope, hand-sewn with string, handnumbered and drawn by Roberto Opalio."
9/17/2006 Opalio, Roberto Whispers of the last Light DVD-R $18.99 Opax Records Special handmade ltd. ed. of 100; in nice-textured cardboard tri-fold sleeve, with silver ink drawing by Roberto Opalio; handnumbered. "New short film by visual artist / musician Roberto Opalio, one half of My Cat Is An Alien. Filmed on March 21st, 2006, the video represents a visionary, introspective view of the empty spaces over the city, Torino. Through a unique, hand-manipulated shot made in real-time, Roberto Opalio's poetic fragmentation and distortion of real objects recalls early film experiments by Man Ray, as well as a certain Warholian psychedelia in the use of filtered light as a main principle of creation / perception of one's own reality. The soundtrack, recorded the same day appositely, leads to a further estrangement with the use of Opalio's looped wordless vocals and electronics merging into a heavy, ecstatic stream of sounds."

Open City L.A. We Revise Your Neglect LP $10.99 Thin Wrist “Avoiding the shiftless drift & drone and residual jazz vernacular that characterizes most free energy music, Open City pursues an aggressive abstraction, full of risky contrasts and improbable maneuvers. Like Fluxus restaging the breakup of the continental ice sheet or the Home Depot after-hours, dreaming of itself as industrial Webern, this group demonstrates that sound and silence, like most ideas, are best when their half-lives are short. Open City refuses entertainment and the tyranny of the beat in favor of multiplicity and unrepeatability: the live event! Second full length, from Los Angeles, two electric guitars, one drumkit, heavy gatefold, 180 gram vinyl.”
12/9/2003 Open City The Birth of Cruel CD $10.99 Thin Wrist "A gorgeous record of free sound: Through three unsettled pieces, Open City breaks down the formalism of the avant garde, noise and free improvisation to reveal one of today's most distinctive and intense group dynamics. The group use a constant flow of deep drone, pointilistic cut ups, rich texture and silence to create Alpha music. Unrepeatable and unpredictable, aggressively abstract, time-stamped, adaptive, actionist, attentionist, fun. Open City aims for a moment before music, the unsettled pause before a devastating blow. The Birth of Cruel is a generational X-flare, a sound proposition, a coronal mass ejection of propulsive and audible means. .............................Enjoy!" – label description. “These guys can melt plastic from a block away, and are capable of producing equally delicate traceries of sound a the drop of the proverbial hat. Listen and weep.” - Bruce Russell
12/9/2003 Open City The Birth of Cruel LP $10.99 Thin Wrist "A gorgeous record of free sound: Through three unsettled pieces, Open City breaks down the formalism of the avant garde, noise and free improvisation to reveal one of today's most distinctive and intense group dynamics. The group use a constant flow of deep drone, pointilistic cut ups, rich texture and silence to create Alpha music. Unrepeatable and unpredictable, aggressively abstract, time-stamped, adaptive, actionist, attentionist, fun. Open City aims for a moment before music, the unsettled pause before a devastating blow. The Birth of Cruel is a generational X-flare, a sound proposition, a coronal mass ejection of propulsive and audible means. ..........................Enjoy!" – label description. “These guys can melt plastic from a block away, and are capable of producing equally delicate traceries of sound a the drop of the proverbial hat. Listen and weep.” - Bruce Russell. LP comes in beautiful full color heavy duty gatefold sleeve and the vinyl pressed by the unparalleled RTI.
1/24/2009 Ophibre / Rambutan split cassette $7.99 Archivo De Sangre De Dios "Perfectly matched split. Ophibre insect buddhist monk swarm drone is huge. Rambutan is Eric Hardiman of Century Plants/Tape Drift mashing keys into vertigo heavy vortex. Listen."
Edition of 50 copies.
1/15/2005 Ora Morgendammerung 10" $19.99 Die Stadt "This 10inch vinyl only release by Ora, a group project which mainly consisted of Andrew Chalk, Colin Potter and Darren Tate - who both later moved on to become Monos - active between 1991-1998 features two hauntingly atmospheric tracks from their rare New Movements In G CDR (150 copies) originally released on Darren Tate's own Gnome Records label in 1998, and were not included on the two Ora retrospective CD compilations Final and After The Rainfall (both on Colin Potter's own ICR label). For these recordings Ora were: Darren Tate, Colin Potter, Lol Coxhill, Daisuke Suzuki on the A-Side 'The Sun Sheds A Golden Tear', and Darren Tate & Colin Potter on the B-Side 'The Impregnable'."
5/16/2010 Oracle Nataraja Da Nada LP $24.99 Paradise Lost "It sounds like the missing link between Sky Saxon & James Brown, with a thick redneck accent to boot. The lyrics are obscure, but what I pick up spells 'L'-'S'-'D'. About halfway through the track the trio takes off for the Andromeda Galaxy, a 10-minute space guitar jam with echoes of Manuel Gottsching and Terry Brooks, before Rameshwar the vocalist reappears to send a final transmission back to the Solar system. Whew! No coincidence they called their recording shack 'The Sponge' - there must have been liquid acid running down the walls in there. Over on the reverse side is 'The oracle speaks', another 24-minute trip which I'm pretty certain was recorded in a lysergic state - there's no other way to explain the strange wave-like in/out-of synch drumming. Beginning with ghostly whispers of Sanskrit the piercing Voice appears again to intone the LP title, before setting off on a bizarre imitation of rootsy garage rock interspersed with crude acid guitar leads.... A conceptual tribal basement acid space guitar trip that is as good as anything I've heard from a modern - as I believe them to be - psych band... heads who enjoy Ya Ho Wha 13 LPs can find comfort in the fact that there were freaks as flipped out as Yod's guys 15 years later, right in the middle of the Reagan-Bush American heartland." -- Acid Archives
2/5/2004 Oral Phase Live Under the Bed of Primadonna CDR $7.99 Haamumaa "Second full length album by this Finnish freak-out duo (or / and trio). Free 'rock' improvisations, cosmic sound collages and acoustic weirdness..."
7/23/2003 Oral Phase Next Stop Now Here CDR $7.99 Haamumaa "Some more seriously fuckin' weird shit from Finland… Snippets of 'almost' songs mixed up with classic vodka noise. All recorded in-the-red onto 4trk. So you get bedroom-bass rumbles, prickly overdriven harmonicas, lots of slidey guitars and what sounds like a Finn Tom Waits on sometimes vocals and junk percussion. Pretty cool really." - Pseudo Arcana

Orange Cake Mix Silver Lining Underwater CD $13.99 Darla Part 3 of Bliss Out Series. LP is limited to 500 copies
12/17/2003 Orange Manifold Honey Gown, Hairy Bulb CDR $7.99 Disposable Thumb "Honey Gown, Hairy Bulb is different all together with a complex guitarless sounding moving things forward at an almost glacial pace. After a quick glance it might seem like it's less dark and scary, but the more the slowly evolving bowed instrumentation bends around itself and the chosen effects, the more you'll find yourself looking over your shoulder. In a nerve-racking way this is absolutely beautiful stuff that achieves a resonance that lingers long after the music fades. It's a ride of oscillating, tone-bending, modulated drones, which is fascinating from the beginning to the end, but it wouldn't work nearly as well without the maximum psychic transportation that comes with every single note and flowing tone. It might take a certain type of person to enjoy this sort of filmic, ambient and downright scary music, and I happen to be one of them." – Mats Gustafsson, BF #16
12/17/2003 Orange Manifold Orange Manifold CDR $7.99 Disposable Thumb "New Broken Face contributor Kelly Burnette is not only one hell of a music journalist but also a talented and fascinating musician. OM takes cues from the metal scrapings of Organum and the claustrophobia of Omit but adds a substantial dose of minimalist, kaleidespopic patterns that in an odd way somehow manages to groove. It's rather difficult to know exactly where the different sound fragments come from, but it sounds like a mixture of heavily treated feedback, effects and a flowing river of electronics. This ltd. CD-R includes four epic pieces of music and the more I think about it, the less I tend to think that it sounds quite like anything I've heard before. It's a dark, alienating and cavernous listen, but turn this one up loud and the sound mantra will built up and explode right in front of your eyes like some giant fireball crashing into a meteor stuck in endless orbit around a distant star." – Mats Gustafsson, BF #16
12/17/2003 Orange Manifold Requiem For the Good We Knew / Airborne Orgasm CDR $7.99 Disposable Thumb "Combined sounds of a requiem of what at times appears to be a farce, and the soundtrack to a Utopia, to an airborne orgasm, to eternal return, seems to be a contradictory, excessive and absurd signification for some sort of cusp on nadir. Two long churning pieces (where one might point to Nitsch for inspiration), only blatantly religious, are rife with subliminals, organs, box springs, timestretched rodents, wound down vocals gliding along a spiral with no end in sight (nor care for one), is what populates the bitter expanse between the beginning and end of this recording. It sounds like the dismantling of paradigms, and is as cruel and risible as you might imagine that being. Is it a joke? Packaged in cardboard and wrapped in trash bags, it's the only packaging by OMR/Disposable Thumb which isn't necessarily lovingly assembled. Why? The purveyors simply hope that by minute 22 of the first track you're so out of your mind the question doesn't cross it. Edition of 47."
12/17/2003 Orange Sunshine Love=Acid, Space=Hell CD $21.99 Motorwolf "Since 1999 Holland's wildest power blues trio. Here is the follow up to their highly acclaimed debut 'Homo Erectus'. Raw and intense hi-volume psychedelic motor blues rock with the real late 60's proto-hardrock/acidfuzz sound of Blue Cheer. Quite some Hendrix-style guitar freak-outs and raw bluesy vocals, but with more catchy 60's pop song structures. Swinging and thumping bass under howling and 'singing' guitar solos mixed with heavy garage punk riffs and dirty psychedelic stoner / hard rock outbursts! An explosive and yet soulful trip."
7/16/2006 Oranzada Oranzada CD $12.99 Ars Mundi "Oranzada originated between the years 2001 and 2002 thus artistically defining the long-lasting (not only musical) relationship of three friends. For over three years the band was touring with concerts throughout Poland gathering positive reviews. Oranzada took part in such events as the II. Festival of Alternative Musik OFF in Zak Club (with.: Lech Janerka, Scianka, Marcin Dymiter, Tymon Tymanski, Von Zeit, Pudelsi, Lodz Kaliska) or the peculiar "Festiwal w Krajobrazie" 2004 in Inowlodz (with: Pathman, One Inch Of Shadow, Hati, The Band Of Endless Noise). In December 2005 Oranzada played their first international show a the G-Day in Berlin along with one of Germany`s best know psychedelic rock outfits, the Vibravoid. At the same time, for the last two years the band has been working on the debut album "Oranzada". Most of the material was recorded in September 2003 and reflects the band's musical achievement until that time. The basic, very classical instrumentation used by the band (guitar, bass, percussions and vocals) was enriched with the sound of synthesizers, organs, vibraphone, flute, as well as real sounds on the album. The music oscillates around psychedelic sounds, whether the means of expression are rock-like, kraut-rock, avant-garde or pop themes. Significant elements of the compositions are transce, noise, and improvisation. What is most attractive about the album and Orazada's music as a whole is its freshness and authentic emotional expression. The debut album was recorded and mixed at the Rogalów Analogowy Studio of Wojtek Czern with the use of vintage equipment and instruments without the use of a computer. This audibly "shows through" in the analogue and singular quality of sound and is the clear advantage of this album. Oranzada's debut album was released on the Warsaw Ars Mundi Label, which has been since years releasing Polish progressive music."
3/2/2005 Orbit Service Twilight CD $10.99 Helmet Room Recordings “Constantly pushing the membrane of the musical norm, this Denver-based quartet defies definition, as well as Denver's musical reputation. Four diverse musicians converge to produce an innovative, yet hauntingly familiar resonance. Never banal, never predictable, the music of Orbit Service blends exploratory electronica with traditional instruments, ranging from acoustic guitar to accordion to Tibetan
singing bowl.” "The experimental Denver quartet creates a mournful, decaying soundscape out of a series of musical vignettes: gently plucked acoustic guitars tangling with their distorted, plugged-in counterparts; squalls of feedback brushing up against a simple, almost rote piano figure; and skin-crawling basslines swimming beneath jazzy high-hats and chiming guitars." - Matt Sebastion, Boulder Daily Camera
2/21/2015 Orchestra Omar Orchestra Omar LP $24.99 Sagittarius A-Star "Initiated by Charbel Haber, Orchestra Omar is the very first guitar ensemble to emerge from the Middle East. Though the core of the ensemble is Lebanese, the line-up (7 guitarists and a bass player) includes Egypt's Maurice Louca and Turkey's Umut Caglar. This is their very first album, consisting of three tracks loosely based on Omar Khorshid's music."?Recorded on Feb. 21st and 22nd, 2014 at the Bustros Palace, Beirut, Lebanon.?TRACKS:?01. King Assan?02. Action/Cut?03. The Impropriety Of Longing
8/1/2014 Orchid Spangiafora Flee Past's Ape Elf double LP $35.99 Feeding Tube Records "Splendid, expanded reissue of this monster album, which most people know from its placement on the NWW List. Stapleton even went so far as to name a track of his ("Fashioned to a Device Behind a Tree") after a mis-hearing of one of Flee Past's' many memorable lines. The music has its roots in Hampshire College's Electronic Music Studio in the early 1970s. While taking a class on electronic composition, Robert Carey was smitten by the potentialities lurking inside piles of reel-to-reel tape. Presented with a stack of such stuff, mostly recorded from television broadcasts, he began an epic stumble into the universe of musique concrète. Carey refashioned banal spoken material into bizarre, hilarious and shockingly musical suites that you could listen to for sheer yucks or revelatory juxtapositions. Influenced by Gysin/Burroughs/Somerville's cut-up techniques, as much as Zappa's 1960s editing flair, Carey (rechristened Orchid Spangiafora by some wise-ass music professors) created new savage aural realities that you could almost dance to. The original album was released by Twin/Tone Records in 1979, at the behest of the Suicide Commandos' Chris Osgood (who'd been Carey's roommate at Hamsphire). It didn't make too much of a splash, but managed to sneak into a lot of important ears nonetheless. And it remains one of the few records that I can put on in the 21st century and still have people ask, "What the hell is that?" Now you can do the same. Edition of 500 copies." Only 2 available.
5/24/2014 Orcutt, Bill Solo Acoustic Volume Ten LP $16.99 Vin Du Select Qualitite "The blues, as abstract."
11/20/2014 Orcutt, Bill Square Cunts 7" $13.99 Ultra Eczema "In a blender, stuck with your hand, while a heavy wooden table leans on your chest, yelling "keep it down and help, or at least unplug the blender and take that table away", while in the other room the whole family is dancing to "Square Cunts", the automatic acoustic guitar boomerang on the A side of this single, it took a swing in the kitchen and just flew back into the other room! Flipped around, the kitchen dried out when uncle Bill reads his stolen poetry!
Limited to 250 numbered copies, comes in a risograph printed collaged cover."
9/3/2010 Orcutt, Bill Way Down South one sided LP $19.99 Palilalia Records One-sided LP. Tour only release - recorded May 22, 2010 at High Street Project, Christchurch, New Zealand. Clear vinyl with silkscreened cover art.
6/11/2006 Organorganorganorgan Organorganorganorgan CDR $10.99 Seedy R! "Sam Hamilton, Stefan Neville, Campbell Kneale and Antony Milton bring along their fan driven chord organs for a live performance at Wellingtons Enjoy Gallery. Ranging from the holy through to the burlesque over the course ofb the performance (hear Neville lift his rather cumbersome organ over his head to play it with his teeth, witness Kneale face plant into his thus creating the extended comatose outro...), this is a drone epic that gets to the heart of these perennial, but somewhat ridiculous instruments..."
11/1/2014 Origami Arktika absolut gehör LP $32.99 Killer Records Now this LP have been a while in the works - recorded at Andere Baustelle (Neaubautens studio) in Berlin 2010 by Marco Pasche, mixed at Crystal Canyon by Tore Ylvisaker (Ulver) in 2011, mastered by Audun Strype in 2013 and now finally released in 2014. Well worth the wait, this is Norwegian folk music filtered through years and years worth of experience in the outer fringes of music. Famous Norwegian artist Guttorm Nordø have designed the sleeve - a true handmade lithography with three different designs. A real artwork and something that is bound to be a collectors item. 100 copies of each design. Personnel are Tore H. Bøe, Kai S. Mikalsen, Bjarne Larsen, Rune Flaten, Kjell R. Jenssen, Kjell-Olav Jørgensen, Per Gisle Galåen and Kjell Ø. Braaten."

Original Sins Suburban Primitive CD $11.99 Blood Red Garage-psych from Brother JT and pals
12/12/2009 Orimo, Sabu Wind Songs LP $19.99 Siwa "Following a number of small run releases (and an appearance on a recent volume of PSF 's Tokyo Flashback series) here's a vinyl only set of Sabu Orimo's solo shakuhachi work. Recorded by Orimo in 2007-2008 and played on unlacquered natural bamboo flutes. With an approach to his instrument described as "Japanese old stone age style" (or the somewhat misleading term 'noise shakuhachi') Orimo might be said to be working on the fringes (of the fringes) of Japan's broadly defined 'psychedelic' scene. That said one could ask if Siwa's motives here might not just be a case of trying to peddle 'the hated music' behind a veil of blatant exoticism. Yes that does mean that after a number of rock/folk moves we're dishing up some more exquisite 'improv'. And you deserve it. Heavy weight vinyl only edition of 299 in five color handpulled screen printed sleeves."
7/31/2011 Orleans, Ela / Dirty Beaches Double Feature LP $13.99 Night People "Ela Orleans and Alex Zhang Hungtai are long time friends, artistic allies, and adventurous spirits who have both spent lives traveling between different cities, countries, and continents. Through their individual travels and life direction changes both have remained steadfast and dedicated to their own unique visions of musical outlet. The commonalities represented in Double Feature resound in a sense of space and time, a cinematic view of nostalgia. This is not a nostalgia that is trying to re-create the past but an art that seeks to use the presence and power of history to create more content in the present. Ela's lush baroque pop fitted against Alex's electric drifter blues creates for an eclectic but united pairing that serves as a good representation of their long standing creative dialogue and there correspondence as friends."
9/30/2008 Orphan Fairytale Satellites That Serve Us one sided cassette $10.99 Blackest Rainbow "After a long wait... the tale finally arrives, one insane trip of moon safari keyz from Belgian Frozen Corpser Eva. One side of pink cassette acid fuelled child like far outness that only the OF can jam so well. One of the most psychedelic-ly far out surreal trips to come out on the label so far, each one comes in individual space covers with a hand numbered black and white insert of crackle screen space weirdness. Limited to 100."
1/7/2015 Orsi, Fabio / Claudio Rocchetti split 7" lathe $16.99 Heavy Space "Two Berlin based italians plunge deep into thick sound, slow melodies & techno rhythms, hidden sources, layered samples, edited field sounds, guitars, drones, enchanted landscapes of flowered beauty." Edition of 20 copies.
3/29/2005 Ortho / Irene Moon split 7" $5.99 Ignivomous "Though the term musical theater often conjures up horrific images of over-acting and life’s foibles resolved in song form, there’s no inherent evil in the concept of combining the two. Lexington, Kentucky’s Auk Theater offer simple pantomimes with cartoonish props, set to a soundtrack that combines a warped aural accompaniment with diegetic effects that act as guides for the narrative. Irene Moon, the group’s founder, takes everyday activities and social interactions (in this case, a visit to the dentist), magnifying the absurd and surreal, to create her otherworldly scenes. On her side of this 7”, a split picture disc with New York’s Ortho, one must imagine the visual aspects of 'Auk Dentist' as clued by the music, though, with Moon’s penchant for the weaving of samples, electronic noises, and isolated vocal recordings, it’s hard to pinpoint exactly what could be happening. A ringing phone, the ominous sound of the drill, and a voice-over from what was probably a high school psychology filmstrip offer clues, but, in the end, the music needn’t rely on the story, and Moon’s psychedelic pastiche remains just as hypnotic in it’s purely aural form. Ortho, capitalizes, it seems, on Moon’s love of entomology, with their contribution to the disc, with plenty of buzzing and flittering sound. It’s not hard to imagine the music as the magnified sounds of insects, with the rapid flapping of wings, scurrying feet, and probing antennae.'Ortho demonstrates how humans would benefit by behaving more like insects' is a title that’s almost longer than the group’s side of the slab, but it’s a useful guide when it comes to listening to Ortho’s buggy noise." - Adam Strohm
2005 jan 17, fakejazz.com
9/29/2005 Ortmann, Andy Nightmania CD $11.99 Nihilist "The first full-length album from founding member of Panicsville, as well as the Nihilist label. This project began as a series of new drawings, then audio soundtracks were composed to compliment each drawing. The results are both haunting and disturbing. The sounds here, range from ambient, musique-concrete, collage to power electronics. This project was funded in part by a Grant from the City of Chicago.
7/5/2011 Ortmann, Andy Occultronics c50 cassette $15.99 Beniffer Editions "Follow up to PAN lp Provocative Electronics. Analog synth extraordinaire. Comes in a 4x5x4" box - completely screenprinted in Optical linear patterns, with tape and more optical prints in the box. Edition of 100."
12/10/2004 Os Brazoes Os Brazoes CD $21.99
"Rare and super psychedelic Brazilian album from 1969, with lots of fuzz guitar, wah-wah and some bossa influences!!! This group was the backing group for Gal Costa in her early psychedelic days!!! If you dig Mutantes first works, check this out you'll be so satisfied!!! Includes covers of Gilberto Gil 'Volkswagen blue', Jorge Ben 'Carolina'." - Lion Productions
10/25/2008 Ospreys + Wilde Stallions split cassette $5.99 905 Tapes "These two pennsylvania units bookended a tour i did a couple of years ago and both mesmerized me with some profuse vocal/guitar drone mantras. both of these hypnotist mix up lush and thick styles, blending chants with subway rhythms that cause waves of dust and light to ricochet around the room. this is demon dirg turned up to shred. extra bonus with the stallions covering the subhumans!"
6/25/2013 Osskull To Noisetherion double cassette $10.99 A Dear Girl Called Wendy "Obscure artist from Italy, harsh noise with not so dynamic structures, junk abuse, no space for field recordings or concrete parts. A brutal assault, perfect mix between early Bastard Noise era and 90s Japanese scene." Edition of 49 copies.
2/21/2007 Ostrowski, Eric Cyanonide 3" DVDR $7.99 Jyrk "Eric is probably best known for being half of Noggin.. He also dropped the "E" CD/DVD in 2005, which is quite a heavy load.... Cyanonide is four short film pieces of beautiful bright blue takes in his usual painted film/organic matter exposure techniques. These films cover a great breadth despite their singular spectral focus.. some are static blasts with other colors consuming the various washes of blues, approaching the most abstract hypercolor visionsof the paper-rad sect.. Other pieces are meditative drifts featuring suspended plant matter in crystal blue.. limited to 90 copies."
7/29/2004 Other Half, The The Other Half LP $17.99
“A vinyl re-issue of this 1968 garage-psych album that featured guitarist Randy Holden of Blue Cheer and Sons of Adam. Includes the song ‘Feathered Fish,’ penned by Arthur Lee but never recorded by Love, as well as eight other slices of heavy acid garage rock with plenty of wild guitar work. Sometimes compared to early, pre-Janis Big Brother & The Holding Co. With its beautiful psychedelic cover, this is a gem of the SF acid rock era. Includes the legendary Nuggets track ‘Mr. Pharmacist’ as a bonus track. 170 gram vinyl, heavy gloss cover, Euro import.”
6/5/2005 Other Method, The No Bridges No Walls CDR $12.99 Wooden Finger "Second release from the label that brought us the phenomenally popular Trees, Chants & Hollers from Valerie Webb and Paul Labrecque. The Other Method is that duo's electric/horns group and No Bridges No Walls gathers recordings that date from the same time as their previous release, One Eye Love Is and also features Michael Kay from Sunburned Hand Of The Man. This is electronics, horns, vocals and drums bent with the same kind of elastic ferocity as yr favourite brass-devouring free jazz duo. Also touches on some nice zones of chattering delay that summon up visions of small constellations melting into slow blobs of tone somewhere in the throat of Marshall Allen midway through Phil Niblock's Sun Ra film The Magic Sun as well as some subtle, almost modal trance pieces that will please fans of Trees, Chants…Limited to only 150 copies." - Volcanic Tongue
5/14/2007 Oubliette A Grey Clyo Winter CDR $13.99 Cut Hands "Obscenely criminal excercitions of harsh evil trapped in ten tracks. Oubliette knows how to make your nightmares seem like fairytales. Trying to pin down this set of harsh noise sculptures will get your limbs cut and put to sleep. Don't fucking try it. Might wanna check if all of your ribs are still in place after listening. Edition of 40 ravaging copies, housed in creepy chalk paper sleeves with insert."
1/24/2009 Oubliette Eugénie de Franval CDR $8.99 Oh No, More Tapes! "This one is in homage of the Marquis de Sade's novel Incest, capturing the feel of fucking your daughter/dad and facing consequences; harsh, brutal and relentlessly crude barn-style Georgia noise from mr oubliette himself. Has lust no bounds or is the rule of thumb to not fuck people of your own blood a thing to mull over while listening to this jammer? You decide... embrace your libertine objectives. Edition 50"
9/17/2006 Oubliette Tape Fuckery cassette $6.99 Hanson "Georgia Scum Splicing....GSS... Killer cassette of randomly and crudely spliced cassettes of crude noise... Flows like grease and pissy water making it's way from the bottom of a toilet to the drainage hole in some scumbags nasty basement bathroom. Ultra HISS, Ultra CRUNCH, Ultra GROSS and ULTRA!!!"

OuldPack #2
$35.99 Ould Records "Cassette features Marc Schulz Sound Machines (30 minutes of beautiful machine driven drone) machines built out of beaters, motors, and certain metal bars. Matt De Gennaro contributes a long and beautiful composition; not like anything he has done yet. Ilya Monosov / Makoto Kawabata collaboration features Kawabata's sarangi solo with Ilya adding drones to it. Ilya Monosov's track is him playing 2 mixing boards with no inputs, and an organ drone. Makoto Kawabata contributes a piece that sounds much more like Reich, Phillip Glass, or Terry Riley via organ, violin, and drones. Also included are visual contributions from Marc Schulz, Ilya Monosov's scores based on the punnet square, and Matt De Gennaro's short text / visual contribution. All housed in a plastic envelope, hand numbered...and limited to 50 copies."

Our Glassie Azoth Euterpe Sequence CD $10.99 Camera Obscura "A tape came our way in 1997, put together by Dafydd and Ruth from Welsh rural psychedelicists Alphane Moon under the name of Our Glassie Azoth. We were sufficiently impressed to commission our very own OGA release. OGA are more overtly pure drone and a bit less songic than Alphane Moon, but they are clearly and mystically related. Dafydd explains the names, 'Alphane is Arabic and means the temple and moon is obviously that which might take us to OGA which is a Lullian [and others] signifier for the first principal, constituent of the whole fabrick of nature, the prime material the philosophic[k] mercury."
1/17/2010 Our Love Will Destroy The World Fucking Dracula Clouds LP $21.99 Blackest Rainbow "Stunning new LP from Campbell Knele's post Birchville Cat Motel project. Continues with the vibes set on his superb LP for Dekorder, total psychedelic filth noise. Two side long heavy pieces of gushing electric destruction, one sound lurches in and tears down another one, which it rebuilds an even more ferocious version of the original sound. Limited to 400 copies in pro printed wrap around sleeve on 400gsm silk card."
1/24/2009 Our Love Will Destroy the World Polished Glass Autobahn 7" $5.99 Dirty Knobby Industries "Debut single of the new project by Campbell Kneale (Birchville Cat Motel / Black Boned Angel). Campbell says "Shoot. The goddamn funkiest noise record ever? Like a bop-off between Rudolph Grey and Terminator X. Grinding psychedirgecore plastered over ghastly electrosplatter and ambivalent fake-americana strummage. And that's just side one! Side two grovels in halls of gravel, blurring the line between this world and the next... like Aldous Huxley writing a book about how he lost his marbles whilst listening to Hawkwind. Like, like, like...EVERYBODYDANCENOW!)" Sure to pack the dance floors in Hades."
5/5/2015 Our Love Will Destroy The World Raven Brazen/Burial Emperors 7" lathe cut $17.99 Heavy Space Whoa, Campbell James Kneale should need no introduction, the music is heavy, light, dark, bright, constructed, deconstructed, crystals & rocks. 25 copies worldwide
10/30/2002 Ousia Face The Robot CD $12.99 Mutant Music "A hybrid collection of ambient soundscapes and manually altered rhythms complimented by extreme manipulation of sound. Created with heart felt knob tweaking and an extraterrestrial sensibility of aesthetics and virtuosity. ‘Trippy, surreal, and often hypnotic...Ousia tunes are the stuff that dreams are truly made of.’ - babysue"

Out Of Focus Not Too Late LP $24.99 Tripkick Unreleased album recorded in 1974 Germany by some stoned freaks. Features electric & acoustic guitar, tenor, baritone & soprano sax, bass, drums, flute, and vocals.
12/13/2008 Out There Dudes / Biff Boff Barf split 7" $4.99 Out There Records "Two Columbus , OH bands .... Biff Boff Barf play erratic improv party puke shit rock....Out There Dudes spontaneously blast off to another galaxy." Edition of 300 copies.
4/30/2012 Outer Nothingness Wail CDR $6.99 Golem Tapes "this is an extended and remixed/mastered reissue of a very limited 3" cd on the danish vaishias label, now featuring just around an hour of dense, intensely hypnotic and somewhat nostalgic tape loop-based ambience."
11/20/2010 Outer Space Outer Space LP $15.99 Arbor "John Elliott's Outer Space project is a laboratory for electronic investigation. Acting as a continuance of the studies of mid 20th century electronic music composers such as Nik Pascal and Laurie Spiegel, Elliott's music is deeply indebted to the inner workings of the electric signal. Acting almost as a meditation, through the simple gesture of translation Elliott's process begins to reveal itself as electricity is converted into acoustic pressure and potential; the melody of physics. The six recordings on the album are each a microcosmic view into Elliott's practice; a keystone, illuminating his solo practice as well as his work as a member of Emeralds. Composed and recorded over the past three years without the use of digital synthesizers and arpeggiation; a record closely connected to a personal path, attempting to make sense, to understand one's journey. Mastered by Keith Fullerton Whitman; pressed in an edition of 650 copies on clear vinyl with full color gloss covers and heavy stock printed euro-style inner sleeves." 2nd edition - 2011 repress.
5/14/2007 Ov Nocilucent Valleys CD $12.99 Soft Abuse "There exists a sense of optimism in Ov's humming analog drones, a floating light within a pack of ominous clouds. Building from their brilliant debut CDR, Nocilucent Valleys takes Ov's expansive palette, blurrs and disguises instrumental thresholds, and presents sheer sound augmented by mysterious and mesmerizing gentle clamor. Initial impressions slowly morph into demonstrative bliss, synthesizing the organic and the unknown. Ov is the new project from prolific, longtime collaborators (and recent newlyweds) Christine Boepple and Jewelled Antler's Loren Chasse, both of San Francisco. Ov pushes the duo's established scopic pallette further into the void. Touching upon traditional minimalism and psychedelic free-form folk music, Nocilucent Valleys plays like the soundtrack to an otherworldly fairy tale, with foggy oscillations guiding the extrinsic myth. Abstract in presentation yet concrete in execution, the limitless creations that form Nocilucent Valleys harken to the amorphous eternal music of Angus Maclise, William Basinski's wondrous expanses, the sounds synthesis of Richard Pinhas or Francisco Lopez, Alastair Galbraith's Ur-drones, and Markus Popp or Matthew Bower at their most transcendental."
6/25/2011 Over-Gain Optimal Death Over-Gain Optimal Death CD $12.99 Assommer "Blown-out and in-the-red psychedelic speed-freak fuzz madness! Uniquely packaged in Assommer's patented "Turn It Up & Put It Up" 7"-sized poster art sleeves!"
6/25/2011 Over-Gain Optimal Death avec Shazzula The Dark Arts CD $12.99 Assommer "The Dark Arts is a collaboration record with Over-Gain Optimal Death and Shazzula. From sessions recorded in Los Angeles in just a few black nights in later 2009, the album is a series of completely improvised jams, each guiding lost listeners through a mysterious grey dimension, bursting with screeching wah-solos and vintage synth signals, the recording also marks the premiere of Shazzula's solid fuzz bass attackings in the track "The Opening Void". Harsh with distorted grit and smoke laden stoner grooves, "The Dark Arts" resembles something of a lost Les Rallizes Denudes instrumental jam-session transmitting frequencies to a distant Hawkwind satellite receiver." Uniquely packaged in Assommer's patented "Turn It Up & Put It Up" 7"-sized poster art sleeves!"

Overhang Party 4 CD $24.99 Pataphysique "The fourth (surprise) album by this heavy psychedelic band from Tokyo, close only to Fushisusha or High Rise in terms of sheer weight. Overhang Party became a more introspective band on this album, adding violin and piano, delicate sections next to the white-noise blowouts."

Overhang Party Otherside Of double CD + 7" $44.99 Pataphysique Numbered edition of 1000 copies features Rinji Fukuoka (vocals, guitar), Akira Yamanouchi (guitar), with guests Michio Kurihara (guitar) & Ikurou Takahashi (ex-Fushitsusha; drums) recorded live in Japan. The 7", however, has tracks recorded in the US on their 1999 tour. Recommended!
4/16/2007 Owl Xounds Teenagers From Mars LP $13.99 Colour Sounds Recordings / Mad Monk "We here at Mad Monk have been fans of Adam Kriney's many projects over the past few years and feel deeply honored to offer the vinyl debut of his long-running fucked-jazz unit Owl Xounds (formerly OWL SOUNDS). Taking their psychedelic rhyhmic core of drummer Kriney (LA OTRACINA / BLIZZARDS / RUST IONICS / CASTANETS / THE PLACES) and upright bassist Gene Janas (Screamin Jaw Hawkins/Bern Nix's SEDITION ENSEMBLE) to any reedsman up for the challenge, the boys explode it all with Austrian sax-ist Mario Rechtern, who has been invlolved with free-music since the late 60's playing in the REFORM ART UNIT (with Sunny Murray, Linda Sharrock, & Leena Conquest) and more recently as a guest in the Weasel Walter QUARTET/SEXTET/TRIO. Truly and honorably a post-ESP expression, it is much a post-SST expression. While the instrumentation and framework are a staple of the jazz/improvisaion tradition, the directions and velocities at which OWL XOUNDS exist are just as informed of the worlds of hardcore/punk and experimental noise. Citing the MISFITS as the most important band in his musical education, drummer/leader Kriney always felt the connection between the punk he grew up on and the free-jazz he became aware of later in life, the energy, the volume, the commitment, and most importantly the UNDENIABILITY of them both! And similarly the ostracism of the two is not to be ignored, being an outsider, the alienation from popular music, from popular culture, and from everyone around who just 'didn't get it' were also of significance. It is with these considerations that this LP was named, for after all, from Albert Ayler to Thurston Moore to Glenn Danzig to Kawabata Makoto to Peter Brotzmann, 'they' and 'we' are all Teenagers From Mars, and we don't care!"
7/5/2011 Owl Xounds Exploding Galaxy Splintered Visions LP $21.99 Blackest Rainbow "BR worked with Adam Kriney of La Otracina and Owl Xounds on the Owl Xounds/Family Battle Snake split cassette back in May 2007, and its great to have this raging free jazz improv psyche out bunch back on Blackest Rainbow again for this awesome LP. 'Splintered Visions' was recorded back in February 2007, and has been torn from the archives of some of the wildest jams put to tape. This time round the group is in a quartet zone with Kriney on drums, Gene Janas on upright bass, Mario Rechtern on saxophones, electronics and devices, and Shayna Dulberger on upright bass. That's right, TWO upright bass shredders! All the wild instrumentation laid down blazes to the sky, getting mightier and mightier, everything wildly bright and energetic, this LP will rage through your psychosis like nothing else! Housed in equally insane psychedelic hippy techi-colour sleeves designed by the one and only Jefferson Mayday Mayday Vimana. The vision on this one (both visually, and sonically) is outta this world! Pressed on virgin vinyl and limited to 250 copies."
2/26/2006 Ozone Layer Formidable Circle CDR $11.99 Manhand Killer solo release from Marc Orleans of Sunburned Hand of the Man - recommended!