Volcanic Tongue Catalogue

Charlie Parr & The Black Twig Pickers
Where You Gonna Be (When The Good Lord Calls You Home)?

The Great Pop Supplement GPS-59


Zoned bluegrass moves from Pelt offshoot The Black Twig Pickers featuring Mike Gangloff on fiddle and banjo, Isak Howell on guitar and mouth harp and Nathan Bowles on banjo and washboard. Here they’re joined by Charlie Parr on resonator guitar and vocals for a version of Parr’s “Where You Gonna Be (When The Good Lord Calls You Home)?” and a cover of the traditional “Stepback Cindy”. UK tour 45 in an edition of 400 copies. 

United Supreme Council
Oastem! Vibe Orchestra



Harvesting set of ritual brain clamour, drone-chuff and synapse chauffeuring blitz from this free-improvising big band consisting of members of Pelt and Rake. This inter-band ensemble blew across the States a bunch of times during their short existence – 1996/97 – and this limited to 330 copies vinyl LP is a beautiful document of their scorching style, an extract from a two-hour performance at Tommy’s in Richmond in April 1997. The line-up is: Mike Gangloff (guitar, shenai, electronics), Jack Rose (lap steel), Patrick Best (guitar, bass resonator, conga), ~SKB (bass and percussion), V2G2 (nylon string guitar, percussion, shenai and voice), Planet C (moog, sax, percussion), Mick (dumbek and dijembe), Beth Jones (dijembe).

Nathan Bowles & Scott Verrastro
Polar Satellites

Mie Music MIE-019


Live studio jams from the duo of Nathan Bowles (Pelt/Black Twig Pickers) and Scott Verrastro (Kohoutek): recorded by Jason Meagher of NNCK at Black Dirt Studios, Polar Satellites presents a series of spare percussion/banjo/flute jams that take the ominous cultic drone of the last Pelt album and float it all the way to your favourite Euro commune, with killer flute/strings jams that have all of the dopey motherfucking appeal of Siloah before making like a hillbilly Gila and marching the percussion straight into the sun. Some of the more Industrial gamelan elements get into this weird bobbing Bongo Joe/Monopoly Child Star Searchers vibe but the overall feel is more like a ‘spaghetti’/dub damaged take on the bongloads of righteous boo consumed by Amon Duul, Dom, Kalacakra, Yath Sidhra et al. A fantastic side, recommended!