DateAdded Artist Title Format Price Label Description
8/20/2004 QOPH Pyrola double LP $32.99 Nasoni Exciting double album by this outstanding Swedish band. Their unique sound is deeply rooted in early-70's UK Progressive- & Art-Rock, blend with a heavy psychedelic touch and a dose of Stoner-Rock power. People say that they sound a bit like Soft Machine meets Alex Harvey Band meets Gentle Giant meets November. But this would be too easy for to define this band's rich and varied sound, because all in all they sound like QOPH! This means marvelous vocal harmonies and dual-guitar virtuosity climbing to acrobatic hights, trippy electronical effects with Moog and Theremin, floating Mellotron here and bluesy riffing there. This double vinyl contains 3 more tracks than the CD version." Edition of 500 copies housed in a gatefold sleeve. 100 copies on colored vinyl which is what is in stock.
8/2/2008 Quartetto Organic, Playco 1969 CD $18.99 Alga Marghen "The stable 'Quartetto' that pianist Davide Mosconi, saxophonist Enzo Gardenghi, percussionist Marco Cristofolini, and cellist and violinist Gustavo Bonora brought to life beginning in the late '60s constituted the core of what would, in the early years of the next decade, become the larger improvising ensemble NADMA. The group was also an elegant and accomplished expression of the musical objectives of its members. The rich yields that Davide Mosconi cultivated from his exploration of improvisation and the visionary creativity that revealed influences from parallel planes throughout his oeuvre originated in his formative years."
8/1/2014 Quasispecies Four Quasispecies Four LP $25.99 Art Into Life "A document of a quartet session by Toshiji Mikawa (Incapacitants, hijokaidan), Hideaki Shimada (Agencement), Nobuo Yamada (Artbreakhotel), and Katsuyoshi Kou (Soundings), recorded at Hatchobori Nana Hari on April 28, 2012. At the time Hideaki Shimada (Agencement) had just started drawing again, and it was advertised that the session would be recorded and released as an LP using Shimada's artwork. Four twenty minute takes were recorded, and the LP includes two of these takes. The project title, Quasispecies Four, was inspired by the image of an indeterminate and neurotic noise performance. Limited edition of 250. Comes with an obi with attached string that encircles the whole jacket. On the rear is an insert with photographs from the performance. Recorded live at Hatchobori Nana Hari on April 28, 2012
Toshiji Mikawa - Electronics
Hideaki Shimada - Violin, Electronics
Nobuo Yamada - Metal Junk Objects
Katsuyoshi Kou - Guitar, Electronics
Cover artwork by Hideaki Shimada
Listen - http://www.art-into-life.com/product/4254
6/4/2010 Queen Victoria There Will Come Soft Rains c28 cassette $6.99 Stunned "Nick Malkin of Queen Victoria shares: "Ambling along the line where song meets drone, 'There Will Come Soft Rains' is a delicate union of human noise, field recording and vague narrative. Six pieces of desert folk recorded with guitar, percussion, violin, keys and voice in a room colored with the distinct presence of something natural and unknowable, there and unthere. It is one ethereal document of an autumn in Los Angeles that leads Queen Victoria through examination and expression both within the frame of structure and without." Limited edition of 111 pro-dubbed & imprinted c28 tapes with insert and double-sided jcard, cover photo by the band."
3/8/2008 Quem Quaeritis / Child Pornography split LP $10.99 Not Not Fun "LA is a sprawl, no doubt, but the deserts get dryest out in the sick sticks of Riverside. Ever since we first trekked out to the Pixel Palace (RIP) and had our skulls redefined, the 92501 crew have struck us as maybe the truest keepers of the So-Cal house party bombing freak-wave flame. The scene's since changed of course, but these two bands were/are the kings of old-school Inland Empire radicalism. Quem Quaeritis are no more, sadly, but the trio's jams here show beyond a shadow of a doubt why they fucking ruled. Jesus-bent weird-hop, Laker boat free-jazz, and post-political tent spiritualism mesh into a holy trinity of lunatic Americana. No genres, no rules, spring break freedom turned inside out. Child Pornography have been rocking/annoying west coasters since nearly 9/11, and their game still ain't up. Nine spazzy rants of Suicide-on-pixie-sticks Casio-babble, dumb-wave guitar shred, and helium-keyed stream of consciousness word barf. Enough outsider vibes and confusing nonsense to irritate even the stone-chillest board-short bro. In fancy printed matte jackets with face-collage scribble Erin Allen artwork, on kryptonite green vinyl. Edition of 420."
10/25/2008 Quetzolcoatl Where Are We Going Sister CDR $8.99 Ikuisuus "We recently discovered a group from Ireland called Bonecloud, we raved about them on a past list and promptly sold out of their cd-r's, which are now unfortunately out of print. The same thing happened with Bonecloud offshoot Quetzolcoatl, so when we discovered a brand new full length cd-r we jumped on it and ordered a whole bunch, but of course this too is super limited, so don't expect these to be around for long." "Best release so far from this member of Bonecloud. Shrill shrieks writhe and slither in a morass of unholy ecstasy on the opener. Other tracks shroud violin, organ, vocals and other indistinguishable sounds in the cavernous echo, reverb and ominous atmosphere of a haunted subway station. The title track sounds like an eerie serenade from beyond the grave, a melancholic lullaby swims in a pool of echo, barely discernible. Great stuff." - Boa Melody Bar
8/22/2008 Quick, Bill Maravillosa Gente LP $29.99 Time-Lag "Long in the works reissue of this amazing and little known gem, Beautiful People, from 1972. Born in Miami, Florida to an American father and Venezuelan mother, Bill split the USA to Madrid, Spain in the early '70s. Once there he quickly landed a recording deal with famous producer Alain Milhaud of the Explosion label, and set to work on this, his sole LP release. Sessions went down with an impressive cast of up to eleven players in the studio, including Salvador Dominguez & Chema Pellicó (Cerebrum), Jess Lam (Jess & James), and Frank Rojas (Sangre). One of the album's real hidden treasures, though, was the assistance of unknown Texan Mark Gottschall, who co-wrote the title track and adds perfect vocal harmonies as well a second acoustic guitar. A finely balanced mix of sounds that drifts between throbbing electric full band groove and gentle acid folk. Reissued here for the first time, with the collaboration of producer & Explosion label owner Alain Milhaud. Pressed on 180gm audiophile grade vinyl & limited to 1000 copies."
5/6/2011 Quilt We Have Layers of Skin CDR $6.99 Orange Milk "It's been a while since I heard a great noise record and, although We Have Layers of Skin isn't a pure noise-fest, it's a listening experience as abrasive as it is warm and welcoming. The harsher aspects of the disc - like the core of the buzzing, grinding opening track, "Everything Stops" - float beautifully among dreamier moments of droning waves of synth, often in harmony, as in the magnificent "Asexual Worm." All in all, Seth Graham has made a truly singular record, seamlessly combining twirling ambience with screeching machinery, and the results are stunning. Out now on CD (in a limited edition of 50), with a tape release down the line on Hobo Cult." -- via zeneffects

Quilt / Hoefizer split cassette $6.99 Orange Milk Records "Our first release is Hoefizer (David Mitchell) from Montreal. 3 tracks of bass loops and drone. Quilt is Seth Graham from Brooklyn. 4 Tracks of relentless oscillation, filters, sounds, random notes and over all feeling of schizophrenia. This split plays like a full record when listened to all the way through."
11/4/2006 Quilts Dormant Garden cassette $9.99 Cauliflower Dreams "Psychedelic basement dreams. Dust tapestry and pure new age. One of the cooler new bands on the block... full color cover."
7/14/2007 Quilts Future Exorcist Horizons CDR $12.99 Cook an Egg "This is probably our most minimal and abstract work yet... lots of hypnotic swirling chirps and burps swimming in warm/cool synthscapes and keyboard drones that are briefly interrupted by soothing amateur vocal croons and looped tribal beats over wave crashing tape loops washed ashore carrying a barge of scattered electronics and future music experimentation followed by a beautifully repetitive ending."
10/25/2008 Quinn, Donovan & the 13th Month Donovan Quinn & the 13th Month CD $11.99 Soft Abuse "The son of Dave Carter, bassist & vocalist for legendary 60's psychedelic group Country Weather (consult Pokora...), and named after Mr. Leitch, Quinn grew up on a horse ranch in Walnut Creek, CA and began writing songs at an early age. Donovan's growing reputation as a first rate darkly romantic penman (thanks to contributions to The Skygreen Leopards and solo as Verdure) has culminated with his latest endeavor, a new solo vehicle known as Donovan Quinn & the 13th Month. Rather than aping or ducking genres, Quinn has crafted a bright spectrum of songs best described as 'American.' X-ian folk, languid indie pop, VU cool, loner country, and west coast psych are touchstones, with Quinn's singular lyrical abilities & taste for sun-baked song at the fore. Ever the flower bed romantic, Quinn has - at the risk of over-simplification - written a classic "break-up record;" albeit one filtered through surrealistic tenderness and riddled with red herrings & feelings of betrothal. Though not exactly lost in a sea of scarves, Quinn is indebted to the vulnerability, humor and bitterness present in the works of Ronnie Lane, Skip Spence, Nikki Sudden, Gene Clark and Basement Tapes-era Dylan. Weaving earthy melodies around Quinn's characteristically hazy vocals is The 13th Month: a small rotating cast of players that includes Jason Quever (Papercuts), Karl Bauer (Axolotl), Hélène Renaut, and Jess Roberts."
7/10/2008 Quinn, Donovan & The 13th Month Sister Alchemy 7" $4.99 Soft Abuse "After several years of writing & recording, Donovan Quinn (Skygreen Leopards) recently completed work on his proper debut, working as Donovan Quinn & The 13th Month. Before we get too far into the LP's hows & whys, we've got this single to serve as a taste of what will soon be. "Sister Alchemy" appears on the forthcoming LP. The Rabbits Tracks, wherein DQ channels Kris Kristofferson & Nikki Sudden with equal prejudice, is exclusive to this release.
8/31/2010 Quinn, Donovan & the 13th Month Your Wicked Man LP + download $13.99 Soft Abuse "San Francisco songwriter Donovan Quinn is anything but direct. With an enigmatic deadpan he delivers lyrics written in a dense and fragmentary style; the influence of writers such as Malcolm Lowry and Thomas Pynchon figures just as heavily on his craft as Robyn Hitchcock, Pavement, Robert Forster and Skip Spence. Your Wicked Man is the second album from his primary band, Donovan Quinn & the 13th Month, created in collaboration with Nick Marcantonio on bass and Jason Quever (Papercuts) as producer and multi-instrumentalist. In much the same way his presence molded Cass McCombs' early efforts, Quever's contributions to Your Wicked Man serve Quinn's narratives with arrangements that range from ornamental to rollicking to bare, pushing Quinn's embrace of rustic, poetic popcraft to the fore. The band's distinct take on art-pop forms re-imagines early efforts from Mekons, Nikki Sudden and John Cale as filtered through Californian folk-rock. LP (with free DL) available in an edition of 500."
5/29/2008 Quttinirpaaq Dragged Through The Streets CDR $12.99 Blackest Rainbow "Quttinirpaaq is multi instrumentalist Texan Matt Turner, and Dragged Through The Streets sounds to me like what last years weak ass Transformers movie should have looked like... Doom ridden feedback and thundering percussion, weirdo electronics with walls of harsh feedback, screech and squelch lined crust invested sludge, bleak tribal drums with repetetive piano and metallic feedback shuffles, all across 6 tracks. Further releases will soon be seen on Ruralfaune, Reverb Worship, Epicene ESR and more!"