Volcanic Tongue Catalogue

Tovah Olson & Aaron Dilloway
T & A Recorded Live In Detroit

Tovinator Records #3

One-Sided 7"
£3.99


"Aaron Dilloway & Tovah Olson caught live on tape at Detroit's Noise Camp in the Fall of 06. Crazed bone reeds, frozen cheap keys, general scraping rawness. Sounds strange at any speed. Recorded by Mike Connelly. Pressed on multicolored vinyl, no two are the same. Strange sleeve, hand-numbered edition of 200" - John Olson

Wolf Eyes
Black Wing Over The Sand

Kning Disk/Ideal Recordings 017/046

LP
£8.99


Limited edition Wolf Eyes Lp, in a run of 900 copies, made up of a single eerie, minimal track across both sides of the vinyl that mingles identifiable sound sources - glisses of guitar, slow blooms of bass - with luminous coronas of high, lonesome tone, rusty death factory rhythms and punk metal eroticism. Heavy early Throbbing Gristle vibe to this - somewhere between Live At The Rat and Live At Oundle School with a little of the psychological horror feel of River Slaughter. Slow moving, grimy and full of implied threat. Recommended.

Wolf Eyes
Black Wing Over The Sand

Kning Disk/Ideal Recordings 017/046

CD
£2.99


New CD edition of this Wolf Eyes Lp made up of a single eerie, minimal track that mingles identifiable sound sources - glisses of guitar, slow blooms of bass - with luminous coronas of high, lonesome tone, rusty death factory rhythms and punk metal eroticism. Heavy early Throbbing Gristle vibe to this - somewhere between Live At The Rat and Live At Oundle School with a little of the psychological horror feel of River Slaughter. Slow moving, grimy and full of implied threat. Recommended.

Circuit Refusal
s/t

American Tapes AM-650

one-sided LP
£6.99


Edition of 200 copies, one-sided LP with art by John Olson of Wolf Eyes et al. Mystery collaboration featuring John Olson of Wolf Eyes and Mike Connelly of Hair Police at el. A blast of overtone-thick technicolour noise that sounds like a more malevolent Matthew Bower/Hototogisu-style torrent saturated with slow solar rays and high, almost Whitehouse-style sicktones. A classic, heavy UK Industrial/noise feel to this one that is endlessly satisfying. OOP. Highly recommended.

Graveyards
Formless Music From A Coming Age

American Tapes AM-670

one-sided LP
£14.99


"New platter from the Grave Crew. Strange period this one....... Further duo recordings at the Hell Hall studio private style, but with BHell playing barely nearly no drums but jamming soprano sax, tapes, bass, and metal. Weird recordings unique to the Grave Cannon. Fully intended to be played at any speed. Title taken from the recent downer Cormac McCarthy book "The Road"- gripped from a sequence in the post apocalyptic destroyed hell-world pages where a father makes his son a wooden flute & the kid squeezes out a couple sounds and then pitches it into an ash/snow mound on a long, empty road/of which the father thinks to himself "doesn't matter anyway, its just formless music from a coming age that will never happen." Whoa man-intense! Black Vinyl, edition of 100 on the nose with paste on covers." - John Olson. Highly recommended.

The Jasons
Live On Fryday The 13th

Tovinator Records #7

one-sided LP
£12.99


"Another PE PAUL/GSPOT specialty. This is Tovah Olson= synth, tapes, can/Haunted Dan (Haunted Castle, Uneven Universe) = electronics / & PE PAUL on ?????? Screams, strangeness, raw house party Michigan ambiance. Recorded in the dark over the summer on Friday the 13th. Tovah got busted cause she wore a Freddy K shirt with a Jason mask...what a clash! Hear the air frizzle & fry with buzzing electronics while Paul screams and gags for some reason or another. One-sided black vinyl LP with handpainted art by the TOVINATER herself. Edition of 90." - John Olson.

Various Artists
Super Street 20

Fag Tapes FT-152

Cassette
£6.99


Sub-titled ‘Stage Fright’, the all-live volume of this on-going compilation series features exclusive tracks from Wolf Eyes, Commune (Raven Strain, Evenings), Sick Llama, Hardline Elephants, Sun Ra Arkestra and Walter Carson. Limited edition of 50 numbered copies.

The Farwood Duo
Strangled Pairs : Volume Two

American Tapes AM-691

CD-R
£6.99


“Second in this collab CD series. This time paired with Plants/OG American Tapes/NAACP guitar master/weirdo Jeff Dunn who sent in a tape of solo guitar that gets a thick reworking by Coorz Liberty. Three strange tracks with guitars, j-tar, and alto sax. Band started in 1991????!!!! Handpainted cover in DVD case.” – John Olson.

Uneven Universe
Clump Humans

Arbor 71

Cassette
£2.99


“From the iciest mounts of Michigan’ most frozen brains come massive sounds of sax/electronics duo Uneven Universe. Dan (from Haunted Castle) and Holly (who are both in Cardboard sax with John Olson) wreck havoc on the basement, turning it into an epic snow storm of tape loops and electronics. Through the totally solid murk saxophones, harp, and bells toll, slicing their way into your eardrums in the most hypnotic way. Prepare to get zoned and frozed. In a numbered edition of 100 tapes with full color collage art and printed labels.” – A. Sold out at source.

Bad Party
Coming Out Slowly

Animal Disguise ADR-085

LP
£3.99


Debut album from this Detroit synth-punk duo with some kinda historical connection to Wolf Eyes. Featuring K. Michael and Nate S., the group build from a base that would take the malevolent electro-threat of early Suicide and ply it with amphetamine-charged Cramps riffs, the kind of drum machine batteries most associated with Big Black and a claustrophobic, assaultive style that is somewhere between early Industrial rock and contemporary minimal synth stylings, with murky, convulsive songs that are somehow uniquely Detroit but that have tendons that stretch alla the way to both coasts, taking-in aspects of CBGBs-era NY scum and peroxide LA glam punk. A beauty.

Sticky Foster & Neil Campbell
live at RRRecords / long distance moan

Alt Vinyl av002

8" Lathe
£1.99


Duo punk magic from these two UK underground stalwarts central to the whole Vibracathedral Orchestra/A-Band axis. Uncut 8" lathe in an edition of 150 hand-numbered copies, part of Alt Vinyl's new lathe-only series. Featuring John Olson (Wolf Eyes) as MC on side 1.

Dead Machines
Plays Kwaidan

Ideal Recordings Ideal-049

7"
£5.99


Limited to 600 copies 7" from the duo of John and Tovah Olson (Wolf Eyes et al) is one of their most straight-forwardly gorgeous approximations of the nowhere zone to date. Black and white sleeves with full colour inserts.

Wolf Eyes/Sickness
There Is A Part Of Me That You Will Never Know

Hospital Productions HOS-209

LP
£8.99


New collaboration LP from the trio of John Olson, Nate Young and Mike Connelly with Chris Goudreau aka Sickness. Goudreau takes original Wolf Eyes material and sculpts it into a massive, constantly shifting pulse-based piece that feels like an inspired plunderphonic take on the organic, evolving logic of their live shows. It starts off with a classic section of minimal, grinding electronics, given an otherworldly gliss of F/X by Goudreau that makes it dazzle like a primitive Heemann/Chalk creation before building into torrents of sheet metal melodies and squelching rhythms, with parallel sounds given enough electronic treatments to lend them a very hallucinatory, instantly dissolving feel. Indeed, it's one of Wolf Eyes most psychedelic sides, if your definition of psychedelia takes in Throbbing Gristle and CCCC as well as electricity and LSD. Recommended.

Dead Comet Alive
Universe For One

American Tapes AM-745

one-sided LP
£6.99


2008 American Tapes, numbered, limited to 100 copies. “Old AT group, first leap into the wax world. DCA is a long-standing ??? electronics? ?? and ???? home jamming loner sound unit and here's two pieces of other worldly echoing empty universe tone twisters to inhabit a table-for-one ear vacation to the lurking parts of your daily experience. Sounds like having a huge unknown gnawing entity chase you inside a huge unknown sound world, at any speed. Super weird, not Demoon Skirt weird but more...internal noize stylez. Numbered Edition of 100, crazy inzane sleeve paste on.” – John Olson.

Dead Machines
Plays Invasion Of The Body Snatchers

Arbor #97

one-sided LP
£1.99


Edition of 450 copies one-sided LP with a gorgeous full-colour sleeve by John Olson (Wolf Eyes). Here the duo of John and Tovah Olson move deeper into the kind of liminal, broke back electronics zone that defined their great run of collaborations with John Wiese, with creeped-out midnight soundtracks populated by shadowy nocturnal forms, firefly drones and a murky, drug-addled atmosphere. This feels like the beginning of a whole new phase for Dead Machines and it makes for a subtle but powerful trip.

Reminguez
Stupid With Brains

Chocolate Monk Choc-153

CD-R
£1.99


Solo tape/electronics/turntable/percussion avant-aggression in the classic basement-scorching back-against-the-wall Midwest style of Jim Shepard et al from Bryan Ramirez of Universal Indians (alongside Wolf Eyes John Olson), Plants and Ex-Cocaine.

Birth Refusal/Cassis Cornuta
s/t

Ultra Eczema #39

one-sided LP
£14.99


Dream-team hook-up between legendary Belgian avant/industrial/savant-goof Cassis Cornuta - still one of the most singular synthists/conceptualists to come out of the post Nurse bag - and John Olson and Mike Connelly of Wolf Eyes. Housed in a massively ill fold-out six panel cover with art by Dennis Tyfus and pressed in a one-sided LP with an etching on the B-side, the sonics match the sound of slowly rending circuit boards, cold beams of Euro glare and what sounds like the first drawled chord of "Iron Man" with fluttering electronics that hover in the air with all of the malevolent anti-gravity of leather wings. Sounds great, recommended.

Waves
13

Helicopter #45

One-Side 12"
£8.99


Limited one-sided EP from this intense, minimal electronics project of John Olson of Wolf Eyes, this time around featuring a guest appearance from John Wiese. One-side of ultra-invasive high sinetone minimalism that works extended lightning from solitary pulses all the way to the horizon. Limited supply!

Pool Water/People Pollution/Imaginary Unit In Electronics
Learning For Insipid Zeal

American Tapes AM-830

one-sided LP
£8.99


Excellent LP from American Tapes with tracks from three new units from the Michigan zone. Pool Water is Mike Connelly, Zone One and Mike Collino. People Pollution is Heath Moreland of Sick Llama/Fag Tapes with John Olson. Imaginary Unit In Electronics is Olson solo. Hand-painted sleeves, all different, with collaborative visuals from John Olson and Raymond Salvatore Harmon. Recommended. “Whoa! Hold on now! Here's the big one! All recorded in a one week in late April, here's the line up: Track One ) Pool Water:  Super new heavy unit with Connelly, Zone One and Mega Mike Collino. Violin, kitchen percussion, slow tapes - every ingredient to make your pulse quicken/slow- en!!! The track sounds more akin to a Cook Labs recording of a train journey thru a snow covered mountain at midnight rather than three mug blokes in ultra concentrated jam mode.... Will make your skin stand at attention, soldier!! Recorded in Inzane-Dimension sound with the IZTF in full effect mode. Mad style: File Under: Misshapen Jam Growths. Track Two ) People Pollution: What the? Ultra distorted retardo basement rock trio with Juice & Raddix (AKA Raven Strain Matt and Fag Health AKA Sick Llama Heath) on guitar and bass and Inzane on plodding go nowhere drumming. Was meant to be a Justice-style garage unit turned Frankenstein- style into a twisted distorted Mega-mess! Recorded under the influence of afternoon sun, left over Milwaukee Beasts from the Aries Assault party, and the shadows of the dank interiors of the Frying Pan. WARNING! = worst guitar/bass tone on earth!! Would make Joe Young, Vorkriegphase, and Wretched sell they kitty littered amp speakers for opening a Baskin and Robin's Franchise. Just a stinking rocking mess of a track!! More to come by this mutant unit! Name taken from a strange puzzle the puzzler master Tovah found in a rotten Lansing thrift store. Track Three ) Imaginary Unit in Electronics: Im sure ya'll are like "Why not just call the jam J?" Well, Im not quite sold on the concept of being that you cant take the square root of a negative, but you CAN call it a J and then next thing you know it has a value of 1 or-1. Huh? When rad Instructor Max got asked the question by a stunned Electrical Math class, he just looked down, counted his voltage, current, and resistance markers and said, "Well, that's a discussion for Carl Jung." Shit, lost me too. Like the button my crazed mom had (no ya turkey, not the OVERSEXED one) , = "Ninety Percent of Life is Just Showing Up." True. Soundtrack for confusion, included. So what the hell else for this heavy pack? How about a stupid-colorful overload hand painted collab jackets with artist Raymond Salvatore Harmon, painted in Automatic Writing Style. Why? Cause Tyfuss once told me "Zines and Collaborations keep the underground scene together and alive" You got it!!! Killer flow and strange new sounds will leave your day inzanity haunted with this new comp platter!!! Go nutzo young player. Edition of 100, numbered, hand done, THE WORKS.” – John Olson.

Various Artists
Sunday Matinee At The Frying Pan

American Tapes AM-855

one-sided LP
£8.99


Compilation featuring unreleased tracks from Connelly & The Machines, Body Morph, Hive Mind, Dog Lady and Drainolith: “So the other day, me and my lab buddy supreme Scott were knee f'in deep in trying to find out if a huge craggly motor was delta or wye three phase connected, and needless to say, was NOT having luck. It was a one of them RAW bologna built motors that has wire numbers, but its pointless cause its all on its own weirdo system. Whatever. So as usual, we shot the shit.
"What’s up this weekend man?"
"Not much, got a killer afternoon gig at the spot on Sunday...."
"What’s a gig?"
"Ah.... I’m having some of my weirdo friends over to make ah.... music...."
"You make music?"
"Sure"
"Would you ever play a 'gig' for the troops?"
"We should get black to that motor...I think I know the lead wires now..."
"Well, I can’t come over, I gotta fix my tires on my hunting jeep, but you know what would rule Olson?"
"What’s that?"
"If you would press that jammer on wax, mix all the tracks together into one inzane mess and sent it to Smith out west to press...."
"Man, you might be on to something"
"Make it one long one-sider with a lock groove, I mean shit...that’s how I remember gigs anyway.... and just use a flyer for the cover!!!"
"My man!!!"
So I took Scott's advice. Took the killer matinee jam, got out the scalpel, mixed everything together seamless inzane style, book ended it with an EVIL Hive Mind loop and boosh!!!! Pressed gig memory!!!! So it's just like a gig, except you don’t have KNOX MITCHELL's dad dropping you off or Collino spilling brews everywhere or your secret recipe INZANE CHILLI remains burning up in the bottoms of an empty crock pot. Oddly, not a peep of crew-audience noise to be found. Dog Lady played acoustic string scrape, Dan Body jammed reed universe from the uneven side (and then BLASTED Disclose and Firmeza 10 in the jamm room), Drainolith is my main man Alex K from Montreal and kept it uber real with amazing synth scramble, live from yep, THE BASEMENT. Greh said he did a cover of THE SHINING but I’ve never seen that mini-series. Dead Machines and Connelly jammed magical pixie flutes, infected metal scrape and vocals from an eerie afternoon lagoon. Like an endless gig, ...you gotta SIT THRU THE WHOLE THING...in one inzane memory blurr surpreme.... Record ends with an EVIL Hive Mind lock groover, endless...party. ... forever.... Was a blast, more of this style to come. And BYOB!!! There are three party stores right in the hood, duh!!! 2pm SHARP!!!> Edition of 100 in handmade recycled sleeves, numbered.” – John Olson.

Twig Harper
s/t

Hanson HN-237

CD
£9.99


Edition of 500 copies solo album from Twig Harper of Nautical Almanac in the mode of his classic Intuitive American Esoteric series. This is a massively psychedelic/continually unfolding series of tape works that move from moments of single string acoustic blues guitar through chattering voices, glitches, weird snatches of audio verite, what could almost be Industrial re-thinks of Suicide’s “Ghost Rider”, piano demolition ala Philip Corner… in many ways it makes me think of the place that John Fahey might have ended up if he had pushed through with the more extended experiments in concrete ragas that he was involved with near the end of his life, formulating  a particularly personal and future-visioned take on American Primitive that came from the sounds of his surroundings and the landscape itself and the way they operated within his own personal mythology. Few people can make tape work sound so musically expressive and, yeah, intuitively America as Harper and this is a real treat. “First proper CD release from Nautical Almanac’s Twig Harper. Twig was a big part in Hanson Records getting off the ground back in the mid-90's, so I'm very excited to release his debut solo glass mastered CD! Hot off the barefoot of his collaboration release with Daniel Higgs on Thrill Jockey... Twig Harper continues in the alternate universe tradition of his three volume Intuitive American Esoteric LP series, with 43 minutes psychedelic tape manipulations and droning synthesizer… electronic and organic sound mixed to brain warping perfection. Bell's, homemade electronics, synth, piano, strings, junk, horns and voice treated with tape for "full-on" musique concrete/sound poetry/electronic trance inducing confusion. Recommended for fans of Albert Hoffmann, Smegma, Pierre Henry, The Butthole Surfers, Maria Sabina, Dylan Nyoukis, Tobe Hooper, Criswell, Tod Dockstader, Sirhan Sirhan, The 13th Floor Elevators, Aliens, Humans, Jokes, and OBE's. 500 copies packaged in black poly jewelcases.” – Aaron Dilloway. 

Asthma
Live Before 99

AA Records 021408

CD-R
£6.99


Live recording of a pre-Basketcase group called Mr Asthma from sometime before 1999, re-worked and edited by Nate Young of Wolf Eyes in 2008. Their sound was more Industrial and junk yard than many of their contemporaries, applying blast furnace walls of feedback and F/X to the clank of metal on metal, hulking rhythms, bowed strings, loops and TG-styled head-hunting horns, all applied with a classic American Tapes-style feel for dislocated drone thunder.

Moon Pool & Dead Band
Gossypol

AA Records No Cat

CD-R
£2.99


New jams from the duo of Nate Young (Stare Case/Wolf Eyes et al) and David Shettler. They call it ‘new British blues’ but the sound draws more on early Heldon’s combination of propulsive electro/rock dynamics and dark/kosmische synth damage. The drum machines have a lightness of touch that situates them in a parallel universe to Wolf Eyes’ pummelling beats, w/a trippy, psychedelic edge while the keys skirt infinite repeat patterns and nagging two/three note melodies before dissolving in chattering clouds of delay. Aspects of Nurse With Wound and Nord combine to knock the set sideways into an exploratory/surreal Industrial tributary. 

Spine Scavenger
Weighted Ghost

Cylindrical Habitat Modules #43

LP
£8.99


Deluxe vinyl reissue of what was originally a limited release on Hanson: Spine Scavenger is cover for the solo experiments of Aaron Dilloway, with malevolent looms of repeating synth giving birth to weird ectoplasmic melodies and a jelly-thick air of pure analogue menace. Weighted Ghost presents a series of minimal, rhythmic, violent drone and pulse work, with massively fat bass tones repeated to the point of infinity while great beams of criss-crossing sirens generate hallucinatory matrices of repeat-melody. Parallels for this kind of intense overloaded approach to minimalism are few but the set touches on aspects of Folke Rabe’s 1968 classic What??, the bodily invasive ‘third ear’ sounding of Maryanne Amacher and Coil’s Time Machines. Fully re-mastered for vinyl, the LP sounds amazing, and is pressed in an edition of 500 copies in beautiful silkscreened sleeves. Highly recommended!

Twig Harper
New Lost Knowns

Planam No Cat

LP
£12.99


Edition of 200 copies solo LP from Twig Harper of Nautical Almanac/Wolf Eyes et al: been a while since we heard from Twig, who has been rebuilding Tarantula Hill and focussed on experiments with contemporary psychedelics, but it’s great to have him back on vinyl. New Lost Knowns is an extended work for electronics and electro-acoustic confusion. There’s a little of Nate Young’s Regression moves in here, with dark, pugilistic keyboard work and monolithic almost Schnitzler style steel-clad drones. Some of the phased electronics have a crude TG/Suicide edge but that’s married to blustery low-end tectonics and the kind of mind-phasing tonal flux of solo Takehisa Kosugi. On coloured vinyl, recommended. 

Plants
12/15/93

Killertree Records

CD-R
£3.99


Issue of some insane basement jams from a wild free/rock/splurge trio that featured John Olson of Wolf Eyes (drums, sax, guitar), Jeff Dunn (guitar) and Bryan Ramirez (keyboards and tapes), recorded live at 6am at 1610 Kalamazoo St in Lansing, MI,12/15/93. Sound is modal in the most punk, gravity-destroying sense with wave after wave of overlapping guts, lungs, guitar and drums working hardcore paeans to the lure of plastic bongs and oblivia. Totally fantastic basement USA-style lubrication, like a more pro-ecstasy take on the Blue Humans's spine-jarring psych/free jazz collision. Highly recommended.

Graveyards
Mondrian, But With Razor Blades

Editions Brokenresearch No Cat

3" CD-R
£3.99


Numbered edition of only 50 copies sealed inside a clear paper envelope featuring a stripped down Graveyards in full-frontal drums/sax duo oblivion mode. Some of Olson's most pyrotechnic re-thinks of the post-AACM stream of instant thought pared with some emphatically opaque drum terror from Ben Hall. Highly recommended. Rare and OOP. 

Melee
Bare Those Excellent Teeth Pt.2

Editions Brokenresearch BR-018

LP
£12.99


Second instalment of this series in a limited run of only 200 white vinyl LPs on the Graveyards label, packaged in coloured sleeves with screened sandpaper artwork. Trio moves from trumpeter Nate Wooley, cellist Hans Buetow and drummer Ben Hall. Long stretches of aircraft hangar silence are plotted with vapour trails of trumpet that seem to imply the presence of an entire orchestra, while Buetow and Hall combine endless Mobius rhythms and woozy forests of scuttering drone. There's an elegant feel to the proceedings that is not often apparent in contemporary energy music, coupled with an interrogating use of the subtle invasion of silence and a love of the expressive weight of applied counter-textural gravity that is head-spinning to say the least. Another side that could only have been birthed in these guys' intensely personal universe. Recommended.

Kill Devil Hills
Ex-Kill Devil Hill

American Tapes AM-630

One-Sided 7" + CD-R
£4.99


Duo blat from Ben Hall of Graveyards et al and Heath Moreland of Sick Lama/Fag Tapes et al: "What the? Is it the Tom Potter/Coorz/Babcock blues rock band from Lansing circa 92? Gnaw......I was on tour with Juice (Fag Heath) and Bondo (Raven Matt) and on a late night drive one of them squirmy dudes put a KDH CD in the player, and I was like: "Yo holmes, what this?" "Kill Devil Hill" "Funny.........seriously though..whats busting?" "Dude....Kill Devil Hill" "C'mon man, quit messing, break me off" "Its Juice and Ben Hell's new group" "Why they gotta bust on my old jam" "What you mean player?" "That Bad Seeds Style band from Lansing...you know we had that 7" that dillo always grips copies and keeps taunting me with them" "Gnaw...i think it is just a cosmic coincidence" "Weird.......well I'm funna bust a 7" and have it be called "Ex Kill Devil Hill" "Whatever man....do your thing......stupid reason to do it.....but.....whatever...." So here it is, Sick Llama and Ben Hell...prob. the most Hi Fi thang Juice has ever been trapped in...but kool sounding Organum - styled screech & moan, Juice's clarinet sounds spot on. See if you can hear "the counterpoint.' CD includes remix by EX KDH member....was funna be called "Dedicated to Tom Potter-Playwright" but it would take a long time to explain it to him and kinda dumb at that. Part one of the "Trapped Title" with Juice. Hah. Edition of 200, color vinyl, color art, hit any speed, will take you there. No info, stark." - John Olson.

Traum
Built For Nothing

Arbor #54

LP
£1.99


First full length vinyl outing for this aggressively nuanced free playing power duo featuring Zach Davis of Lambsbread on electric guitar and Ben Hall of Graveyards on drums. The strategies employed here – totally clean electric guitar with the attack amped all the way up and skittering, knitting needle style snare detonation – marks out the turf covered as being somewhere circa the whole Joseph Holbrooke/Ascension school of pummel and play and there’s a ton of brains to the way these guys skirt even the vaguest of lick-potential with silence, wowing harmonics and cracks of vibrating skin. Edition of 300 copies in screened chipboard sleeves, long sold out at source. Recommended.

The New Monuments
s/t

Important Records No Cat

LP
£8.99


Debut album for the horse-killing free music trio of Don Dietrich (Borbetomagus), C. Spencer Yeh (Burning Star Core) and Ben Hall (Graveyards). Great to hear Ben in this kinda context, playing in a rolling propulsive style that is the closest I’ve heard him come to the whole post-Milford school of exploded time.  Dietrich’s sax – naturally – dominates the sound, with a warp of Hendrixoid F/X contorting the tongue logic until it sounds like he’s licking a cement mixer. Yeh’s strings give the group an intense vertical lift and at points it sounds like he’s sawing the whole group straight off of the ground. A great record in the tradition of Babi Music, Demo Moe, The Celestrial Communication Orchestra and Borbetomagus. All exclusive material, none of which was on the American Tapes CD-R releases.  

Trauma
99 Minutes Of Forever

Nyali Recordings #3

CD-R
£7.99


New release on the Glasgow-based label run by Kevin McCarvel and Stuart Crutchfield of Smoke Jaguar. A great set of massively cranked textural improvisations from the duo of Ben Hall (Graveyards/Bill Dixon/Joe Morris et al) and guitarist/inventor Chris Riggs, confusing process and form across a series of tracks that move in tectonic percussive waves. Hand-numbered edition of 79 copies in art paper sleeves with paste-on covers.