Volcanic Tongue Catalogue

Mouthus
Bigger Throws

Our Mouth

CD-R
£1.99


Three track from this New York free/rock/noise unit who work with Double Leopards as part of the White Rock cabal. This one is on their own label and matches sick high-end guitar destruction with No Wave muscle, repeato oil-drum/cardboard box percussion and some totally bombed fidelity. A few bones noisier than the EP record, think Cro-Magnon tackling Interstellar Space. Now drool. Yr a winner! Edition of 200.

Mouthus
Follow This House

Important Records Imprec-121

CD
£2.99


Major new Mouthus album peaks at a whole new level of barbarous sludge with what sounds like a fleet of electric razors burying steel raptors in six feet of concrete while the Angus MacLise Orkestra play pre-Lapsarian Morse codes on a handbuilt steel drum containers and whole choirs of ghosts sing madrigals somewhere just over the horizon. There's a beautifully lapsed, primitive rock feel to much of the atmosphere - the way guitar lines appear like silvery hallucinations fading in and out of corporeal reality from track to track - that reminds me of the weird non-hierarchical instrumental mix of early NZ bombs like Trash, Dead C or Dadamah. Either way, this is another supremely devolved rock set from these crudest of cousins.

Eskimo King
Satellite Decisions

Our Mouth #18

CD-R
£1.99


New self-released solo album from Brian of Mouthus featuring some acoustic led thunder ballads that sound as if they are played with the last stumps of his fingers through to hurricane force post-Industrial blues jams that cross the malevolent occult power of mid-period Swans with laminal arrangements of fuzz and drone.

Mouthus
Dual Drift

Our Mouth #19

CD-R
£1.99


Limited 2007 self-released album from Mouthus. Pulsing, minimal rock brut that sounds like the Kosmiche psych of Neu/La Dusseldorf et al endlessly extended across spools of repeating magnetic tape ala Terry Riley before the whole thing erupts into fuzz coated propellers set to spin in huge, deserted warehouses while primitive drum machines trigger fried jolts of electricity. A very beautiful release from these two.

Mouthus
s/t

No Fun NFP-18

2x12
£8.99


“Industrial Psych Rock from Brooklyn troglodytes of heaviness. Twice the volume, twice the destruction, twice the machinery, twice the head ache of psychedelic industrial joy! Play it at whatever speed you want. Limited to 350 copies.” – NF.

Axolotl + Eskimo King
s/t

Our Mouth #20

CD-R
£3.99


New limited, self-released collaborative album from Brian Sullivan of NY rock behemoths Mouthus and Karl Bauer’s Axolotl project. A series of abstract sound works that run from drugged, slowed down vocals through subterranean vats of water and drone ala HNAS’s early recordings, heavenly shortwave codes carved into rusty Industrial miniatures and perfectly nuanced reconciliations of Axolotl’s high, religious sound and Mouthus’s low-slung urban crank.

Chaw Mank
Volume 1

Our Mouth #8

CD-R
£1.99


Chaw Mank is Brian Sullivan, guitarist and vocalist with Mouthus in the company of the Sightings duo. Volume 1 presents a muscular spin on established Mouthus stop-motion murk strategies with spools of rusty repeat blown to flesh by some devastating rock damage. Highly recommended.

Mouthus
EU Tour Singularity

Our Mouth No Cat

CD-R
£1.99


Limited edition tour collage/mash-up from the duo of Brian Sullivan and Nate Nelson. This one is even more out of focus and malformed than the corpus of their back catalogue, with vague thunder clouds and fucked-up electro percussion floating the ghost of Alan Vega through sheet metal memories of the TG 24 cassette box.

Religious Knives
In Brooklyn After Dark

Troubleman TMU-187

12"
£3.99


Edition of 750, new 12" EP from Religious Knives, featuring Mike and Maya Bernstein from Double Leopards, Nate Nelson from Mouthus and bassist Todd Cavallo. This is the group's most aggressively sci-fi punk side to date, with padding drums, minimal bass and howling vox slowly obliterated by almost Sister Ray-levels of keyboard storm. Operating somewhere in the margins between Silver Apples, Chrome, Can and Swell Maps circa Full Moon/Blam!, the new Religious Knives material is some of the best avant-primitive rock song this side of Pluto.

Religious Knives
The Door

Ecstatic Peace E#100i

CD
£0.99


“Maya Miller and Michael Bernstein met in New York a decade ago, and began making music together as half of sturm und drone quartet Double Leopards a few years after that. Religious Knives came later still, away from the road and the rehearsal space, borne and nurtured in cramped apartments throughout Kings County. Beginning in 2005, the pair released a string of CD-Rs and cassettes, both on their own Heavy Tapes imprint and through the labels of kindred spirits. Steadily moving away from the psychedelic tone baths and modern industrial scrape for which the Leopards had become known, Religious Knives coursed through minimal synth oscillations and spare Kraut repetition. Mouthus' Nate Nelson joined the pair in 2006, lending a powerful presence behind the drums that shaped Religious Knives' rudimentary jams into rough-hewn, long-form paeans to tar-blackened bummer psych. Soon after that, old friend Todd Cavallo completed the quartet on bass, adding a sturdy low end and dubwise groove that lifted Religious Knives from cellar murk to black cloud puffs of bone deep alarm. An active four-piece for a little more than a year now, Religious Knives have presided over a pair of twelve-inches, a couple of collections of out of print singles and long gone burns, and one full-length. All throughout, these four have traced a path away from the clamour they once knew, bathing slight guitars, interlocking vocals, and solemn basslines in reedy organs and recalcitrant modular synths. The seemingly tin eared would call it noise, but in these eight hands such a set plays as anything but, instead a (cough) syrupy stroll in search of the ghosts of rock's classicist past. With The Door, Religious Knives have not only found those bygone days, but broken them apart. There are bookmarks to be found here, pages creased in well-worn chapters. But make no mistake - theirs is a sound tied to the here and now, a summer record for those dread days when the heat holds low and skin sticks to cheap car seats and old patio furniture. These six songs are brighter, sharper than anything that has come before, locking in tight on jugular rhythms. It's the score for disappearing neighborhoods and crumbling buildings, a hope of holding onto the past as those around us move fast to forget it. It is scent as sound, the stench of smog and sickly smoke spiraling towards the sky. It is Brooklyn, July of 2008. The sun has left us in the East, disappearing somewhere behind Jersey, leaving our borough to find the pulse of another night deep with the city's streets.” – EP.

Religious Knives
Evidence: Volume One

Heavy Tapes No Cat

CD-R
£1.99


Limited edition of 150 copies, the first instalment in a series of releases documenting off-the-map live actions from Religious Knives. This one compiles action from four shows across 2008, with jams taken from WHOM, Hemlock, Death By Audio and Wierd. Anyone left unfazed with the production and pop stylings of the group’s Ecstatic Peace releases oughta find solace here, with some great lo-fi garage downs usurped by primitive delay and drugged keyboards. The Death By Audio set features a guest appearance from Pete Nolan of Magik Markers et al while the Wierd material matches that imprints ethos with some ginchy minimal synth/new wave settings of classic RK material including a take on “Basement Watch” that could almost be a reformed 1980s post-apocalyptic Music Machine. Or would that make em SPK? Either way, this is great.

Religious Knives
Evidence: Volume Two

Heavy Tapes No Cat

CD-R
£1.99


Limited edition of 150 copies, the second instalment in a series of releases documenting off-the-map live actions from Religious Knives. This one compiles action from two shows across 2008, with a killer full band set live from 66 Hope and a weird RK2 style duo performance recorded at Big Jar Books in Philadelphia. Recommended.

Religious Knives
Luck/In The Back

Heavy Tapes No Cat

12"
£4.99


Brand new 33 rpm 12" EP in a run of 500 copies from the new Religious Knives quartet line-up featuring Maya Miller (Organ/Synth/Vocals), Michael Bernstein (Synth/Melodica/Vocals), Nate Nelson (Drums/Percussion), and Todd Cavallo (Bass Guitar). First side has the kind of meditative, drugged atmosphere of Affenstunde-era Popol Vuh w/a wash of wasted majesty ala Desert Shore-era Cale/Eno/Nico, while the addition of melodica and primitive drums simultaneously hooks it into a weird UK DIY/early Rough Trade feel that parallels the whole Swell Maps/Television Personalities axis. Fuck! B-side has more of a malevolent, No Wave edge that touches on the first Chrome LP, Simply Saucer and Confusion-era Sonic Youth, peaking with overloaded vocals and metal-buckling distortion. A beauty.

Workbench
Volume 7

Heavy Conversation #19

CD-R
£4.99


Special, very limited archival re-release of a beautifully weird-ass solo session from Double Leopards member Mike Bernstein with plenty of chirping electronics and close contact miked cymbals revealing whole new microtonal worlds of sick. Fuck yeah. Comes packaged in a long yellow envelope with paste-ons, on the DL’s own label.