Volcanic Tongue Catalogue

Sandoz Lab Technicians
Everything’s Fifteen

Celebrate Psi Phenomenon


Archival release of a live performance from 2000 at Robert McDougall Art Gallery in Christchurch New Zealand from the trio of Tim Cornelius, James Kirk and Nathan Thompson. Corpus Hermeticum/Metonymic recording artists Sandoz Lab Technicians’ main conceptual strategy is based around shepherding cavernous pockets of space into flashing, cumulous forms and here they navigate the gulf with melodica, bush sax, reed flute, electric guitars, effects, drums, tin whistle, glockenspiel, violin, autoharp, bass harmonica, bowed cymbal, tapes and keyboards. The muddy, slightly distant quality of the live recording only adds to the dislocated, edge of the world feel.

Ray Off
Nothing Like A Ribbon Round A Parcel

Black Petal #8


New album from this New Zealand quartet fronted by James Currin of the United Fairy Moons label and featuring Pamela Poppins, Katrina Thomson and Tim Cornelius (Sandoz Lab Technicians). Almost Go Hirano-style atmospherics here with gently thrumming strings, melancholy melodica and a kinda acoustic baroque/parlour psych feel that is sits comfortably in the sort of ancient/modern niche previously excavated by Third Ear Band, Witthuser & Westrupp, Movietone, Barre Philips/Peter Kowald et al. The female vocals - Katrina? Pamela? - are as transportive as Rossi Mueller of Ash Ra while the little incremental energy shifts that increase as the disc spins makes for the perfect trip extension. Packaged in handmade sleeves. Recommended.

Sandoz Lab Technicians
Unhemmed As It Is Uneven

Trinder 07


Original 1996 EP from this great New Zealand improv/drone outfit. Long out of print.