Colin Fisher & Mike Gennaro – ‘Sine Qua Non’ C50 $7
High-bias C50 cassette tape in custom envelope with exclusive pinback button. Numbered edition. Free jazz duo of Colin Fisher (Alto Sax) and Mike Gennaro (Drums), beating out five face-melting, brain-blowing freak jams. Multi-instrumentalist, composer, Colin Fisher is an active voice in the Improvised, Rock, Folk, Experimental and Creative Music Community in North America. He has been most active with Not the wind not the flag, Elfin Choirs (solo project), Bernice, Bad Breath, Body Help, New Civilization, Prince Enoki Insect Orchestra, – Colin has appeared and collaborated with: Anthony Braxton, Caribou, Jah Youssouf, Rhys Chattam, William Parker, Dominic Duval, Sabir Mateen, Joe Mcphee, Maury Coles, David Daniels, Chris Kelsey, Paul Hession, and many others. Mike Gennaro is a Toronto based free improvising percussionist who has performed with Juini Booth, John Butcher, Mats Gustafsson, Kevin Drumm, Eugene Chadbourne and Wilbert DeJoode among others. He has been one of the key figures in Toronto’s free jazz / improvised music community since 1995, both as a performer and organizer. He has performed throughout North America and Europe in various regular groups and ad hoc meetings. Gennaro’s playing draws from both American and European free music and he plays with a consistently ferocious intensity.
The Unquiet Grave – ‘Whispers In The Wind’ C40 $7
High-bias C40 tape in cassette boxed encrusted with earth, twigs, grass, leaves and other detritus of nature. Each one is unique. Numbered edition. Dark, lyrical doom-folk from the gothic desolation of rural Canada. The Unquiet Grave makes relatively lo-fi meditative songs, often imbued with tropes from industrial music. Wraithlike and enveloped in the dusk-dance solemnities of macabrely attuned spirit-surges, Whispers In The Wind often coming across as a mournfully weary hybrid of Mark Lanegan and Throbbing Gristle’s most song like works, intoning stream-of-consciousness atop mechanised beats and whirring analogue noises.
BABEL – ‘ZWERM’ CDr $7
Hand stamped chipboard wallet, hand stamped disc. Made to order. Unlike other Arachnidiscs Recordings releases, this album is not numbered as we don’t know how many we will or will not be making. Six improvisations for prepared electric guitar, AM/FM transitor radio and cassette tape collage, recorded live in BABEL’s rehearsal space. Harsh drones and metallic, industrial-tinged percussive rhythms form the bedrock for plaintive melodic journeys.
BABEL – ‘TOTAAL’ USB $20
11 hours and 3 minutes (48 tracks) of live prepared guitar improvisations including the ZWERM album in its final form and recordings from two live dates. As on ZWERM, harsh drones and metallic, industrial-tinged percussive rhythms form the bedrock for plaintive melodic journeys.