FAX 039: (D)(B)(H) – ‘Masterpieces of Objective Reporting’ LP $12(US)/$22(WORLD)
A full length LP featuring two side long cuts by this ever-changing ensemble. Pressed in an edition of 210 copies on thick vinyl. Cover art by John McCormick spray painted & screen printed onto recycled jackets, some brown and others white. Recorded in a 19th century log cabin in Southern Indiana, these recordings as a quartet showcase the group in their most patient and cohesive display to date… Eavesdropped upon as soft talkers finish each others sentences, a silhouette of sound passes through the room. Spittle and scrapes coalesce into a single vessel of subtlety as thin fingers course along your scalp. Slowly dragged – into and through an alien terrain in a dream state of heightened awareness. Small motors, distant whirling tones and a vibrating necklace; under the influence of being under the water. File under: lowercase, non-idiomatic improv, deep listening.
FAX 038: Robert Ridley-Shackleton – ‘E. Jack’ C30 $7(US)/$9(WORLD)
With previous releases on Goaty Tapes and Feeding Tube Records, Britain’s boy toy brings 30 manic minutes of lustful vocal loops, creating his own brand of Prince-style sexiness. More pop than not, and just a little bit tender (song titles like “Don’t Torture Me”, “Somewhere Better”, “Just 1 Teardrop”), you’re bound to make a mess in at least one article of clothing. Edition of 50.
FAX 037: The Fribbles – ‘Meet the Fribbles’ C20
“That was great, guys, like Vietnam” -Nick Williams (One Kind Favor) Described by Byron Coley as “ice cream rock”, the collaboration of Anthro Rex (internet famous alcoholic) and Sam Gas Can (hot dog-eating, South Park-watching cretin) is the product of two dudes with no interest in practicing and a severe passion for milkshakes. Dumb drumming, vocal freakouts, and a Kate Bush cover here and there. Recorded live at home in Northampton, MA. Edition of 50.
FAX 036: Tracey Trance – ‘Pyper Kub’ LP $18(US)/$28(WORLD)
In today’s world of “internet presence,” the music of Tracey Trance is as “real people” as it gets. When Tracey (AKA Tyler, longtime resident of Hangtown, USA) does happen to get on a computer, it’s only to spin rainbow colored poetry to a friend or figure out the next spot he’s gonna park his truck. Although he’s been granted releases on such taste making labels as Not Not Fun and Night People, he’s turned in lo-fi home recordings that are difficult to pin down in any one time, place or genre. Pyper Kub is his debut long playing vinyl and it is a startling and heartfelt departure from the hypnagogic keyboard recordings that many have enjoyed over the last few years. This is a song based record, focusing mainly on guitar, bass and vocals. There’s a little Slang Tang, some serious wah-wah, a dollop of Joe Walsh circa But Seriously, Folks… and there’s a lot of Tyler’s odd, elfish spirit. A collection of road songs that play out in some sort 70s mirror universe. My favorite finds our hero contemplating the fine line between freedom and imprisonment while a K-9 unit searches his truck. This record has a way of growing on you, and I’ve played my copy of the original ultra-limited cassette release countless times. Nifty vinyl co-release with Trd W/d, Hot Releases, Feeding Tube Records, One Kind Favor, L’animaux Tryst & Canada Goose Tapes. One time edition of 700 copies on cream colored vinyl.