"Issue 5 is out now and includes: The No-Neck Blues Band's Dave Nuss recalls his time with The Source Family which led to the first Yahowa 13 performance in New York City and their new LP. As much about Dave's experiences throughout this and how it brought him into the Family, as about discovering the wealth of their archives and continuing energy - An extensive interview with reformed Vancouver noise band Tunnel Canary by Allan MacInnis. Allan speaks not only to the leader of the group, Nathan Holiday, but also Tunnel Canary members past and present Mya Mayhem, Ebra Ziron, and Dave Sheftel about their intense performances, early influences, their specially altered instruments, life and musical philosophy, and the different reactions in the early 1980s and now, matched with photos from their recent live shows and one from the archives. - A remembrance of Noggin violin player Michael Griffen by his friend Aaron Gorseth. - A feature on the Belgian group Onde featuring former members of Noise-Maker's Fifes; supplemented by photographs taken on tour by Dan Burke of Illusion of Safety - A feature on the new label Assophon, home to The Sea Donkeys, Spider Trio and Factums with photographs by Mark Sullo. - Rob Millis, waxing on about the preciousness of shellac while discussing the drive to recycle that raw material in the war years and the price that artifacts from that time can command. - Eric Lanzillotta's reviews of vinyl, compacts discs, and books, both new and old by Bill Bissett, Bob Cobbing, Helena Espvall & Masaki Batoh, Malcolm Goldstein, The Howling Hex, Dieter Schnebel, and "Radio Mynamar (Burma)". - Patrick Marley's column Nickels and Dimes focusing on American Tapes and Drunjus."
"The Sea Donkeys 2nd long player is here. asso-001, Live at the S.S. Marie Antoinette LP is the culmination of a sound only dreamt of by today's cognoscenti. This record does not belong to any scene or movement or marketable new buzz word. This record is without geography. It is about electricity! While cries of JUDAS reverberate through the halls, The Sea Donkeys will not look back! Imagine the Godz (ESP-Disk vintage) recording at the Smegma studios, or the Velvets in Brazil. How about Ayler by way of Faust, how about that! This record is a blend of seductive pastoral folk rock tunes, free jazz reveries, shimmering strum drone, ascot pop, and unhinged rock!" Edition of 400 copies.
"Spider Trio are Wally Shoup (alto sax), Jeffery Taylor (guitar) and Dave Abramson (drums). Wally Shoup is a legend in the free jazz/improv scene. He has been well documented over the years, releasing records with Thurston Moore, Chris Corsano, Paul Flathery, Nels Cline, Bill Horist and many others in various combos. Jeffery Taylor and Dave Abramson are key players in the ever incestuous Seattle subunderground musical community. Taylor is one half of Climax Golden Twins and Abramson leads the Diminished Men. This LP is a live document that blew all the minds in attendance. Take your BYG/FMP/ESP/ SUN/ America/AKBA imprints and the sounds they represented and you'll have an idea of the force and power of this amazing trio. This is some of the finest free jazz of the modern era!" Edition of 400 copies.