Volcanic Tongue Catalogue

Stuart Crutchfield
Cursing The Absent Sea

No Label

chapbook
£4.99


New collection of poetic personal epiphany from this young Glaswegian poet. Edition of 30 copies, every one with a unique sleeve. Hand-made books. 23 leaves.

Smoke Jaguar
The Whaler’s Rest

Nyali Recordings 6

CD-R
£7.99


Brand new limited CD-R from the best new group in Scotland, Glasgow’s Smoke Jaguar. Smoke Jaguar tore it up when they opened Subcurrent 2010 and this new album, limited to 77 hand-numbered copies, is their most fully realized set to date. The duo have a remarkable dynamic, with Kevin McCarvel playing slow-motion puffs of sad single notes with all of the blasted weight of Suishou No Fune or Miminikoto while Stuart Crutchfield drops zagging bombs of barbed wire electricity all over the top. If you like twin guitars that sound like beams of white light wrestled into submission by two guys with an intuitive understanding of instant form, then you might wanna weld this one to your head. Massively heavy jams for fans of Skullflower, Universal Indians, Fushitsusha et al. Recommended. 

Smoke Jaguar
The Old Toll

Nyali Recordings 01

CD-R
£7.99


Fully upgraded reissue of the debut release from this Glasgow-based guitar/blood/drums duo featuring Kevin McCarvel on bass and guitar and Stuart Crutchfield on guitar and drums. They play the kind of supremely wasted rock demolition jags that would see guitars torn to shreds of fuzz and static ala The Dead C’s Russell/Morley tag-team balanced with the kind of primitive prog/psych disembowelment of Bryan Ramirez’s Ex-Cocaine, Dead White, Skullflower, Ashtray Navigations et al. If you like your guitars running on translucent electricity and plugged into huge fangs of fuzz then here’s your mainline. So jack the fuck up. Edition of 50 hand-numbered copies on their own label in hard card sleeves and hi-quality plastic slips with substantially remastered sound. Recommended.

Smoke Jaguar
Dead ‘77

Nyali Recordings #8

CD-R
£7.99


Unbelievable two-fer from the best band in Scotland, Glasgow’s phenomenal Smoke Jaguar, following up their recent cassette on Sonic Oyster with two live recordings, one from Glasgow’s Halt Bar in June 2010 and one from their appearance at VT’s own Subcurrent fest in August of 2010. The Halt show is totally explosive with twin guitars set to stun, Crutchfield’s just dissolving in walls of pure electricity while McCarvel picks out elegiac single notes with all of the anti-gravity appeal of your favourite Japanese head. The Subcurrent set, where they played on the same bill as Richard Youngs, Heather Leigh, Part Wild Horses Mane On Both Sides and MV/EE/Flower, is a little more hi-fi with epic peaks of feedback shot to ribbons with sky-scraping lead guitar. Hard to believe there’s a band this good outside of Tokyo never mind active in Glasgow right now. Hand-numbered edition of 77 copies.