RANDALL McCLELLAN - THE HEALING MUSIC OF RANA [SA034, ed. of 200]
Randall McClellan was a founding member of the electronic music studio at the Eastman School of Music in 1967 where he later received a Ph.D. in Composition, Theory and Musicology. A growing interest in North Indian music and vocal technique prompted him to develop his personal compositional practice into an active platform for inducing altered states of mind. He constructed his concerts to be spaces for harmonization of mind and body through a musical practice informed by his esoteric studies of ancient mystery schools and sacred geometry, believing these to be primarily teachings on intentional resonance.
Compiled with the assistance of his friend J.D. Emmanuel, this 4 cassette box is the complete recorded works of Randall McClellan, previously issued as individual cassettes, as well as a lecture on the relationship of music and esotericism with synthesizer accompaniment entitled, "The Healing Power of Music." Includes digital download code!
$23 + shipping
TAPE BOX includes DOWNLOAD CODE, if you just want files, no tapes then:
ROB MAGILL - WHAT ABOUT THE MAYBE?,
[SA035, ed. of 100]
Rob Magill is a composer of experimental jazz and folk, accomplished bandleader, talented painter, and powerful saxophonist. "What About the Maybe?" is a series of attentive melodic explorations on saxophone, guitar, organ and drums. Remarkably focused, revealing a patient glimmer, and erupting only when absolutely necessary.
$7 + shipping
CLOAKS - VISIBLE,
[SA036, ed. of 100]
Longtime PDX heroes of abstraction and free musics, Cloaks is found currently spic and sparklin', spooling tidy compositions of extreme digital synthesis and acoustic marimba. Cloaks is Spencer Doran and Ryan Carlile, and the B Side of this tape is a concert-in-full, recorded at Mississippi Studios.
$7 + shipping
HIGH CEILINGS - HIGH CEILINGS,
[SA037, ed. of 100]
HIGH CEILINGS is a trio of afternoon canopy-gazers, fur coats in cardboard. Los Angeles melon-inflation expert Mitchell Brown presiding on 1/4" reel to reel and Serge Modular, Future Farmer Dave Saymek on electric piano, and just plain Cameron Stallones on analog synths and guitar. A document of several bleary afternoons in East Hollywood.
$7 + shipping
CROWN SHELL SHIRT
Classy threads from ANCIENT ROMANS tour
INNER TREATY SHIRT
from INNER TREATY era, innovative DUCK DIVE design! What does he think he'll find down there?!
WARM CLIMATE - SUMMER SPEECH THERAPY,
[SA031, ed. of 150]
Another slithering from Seth Kasselman's WARM CLIMATE, with heavy rocksteady lifting from M. Geddes Gengras and Caitlin Mitchell. "SUMMER SPEECH THERAPY" is, as always, a heady conflagration of modes and tones from snap-tite mid-70's psychedelic rock to ambient wormhole clatter, beyond-all-reason concrète flickers, and back again. Voyages that reward ambitious listeners, music made by ambitious voyagers.
Oakland-based EL TOPO delivers unbelievably righteous, vital free-jazz sweatlabs, stripped to sax and drums except for an incendiary cameo by Isaiah Miller of Earthless-fame. The stops and turns are on a dime, endlessly unspooling around fresh corners with forceful delicacy. True stolen base leaders.
PATHWAYS is Michael Sholtz of otherness-noise theremin trio FARADAY TRIPPERS. Here rather than joining far-sighted brethren in mystical oscillator movements, he is bent solo over vast, curling sheets of guitar. Perfect twilight meditations with stakes planted on both sides of that barrier.
TURBAN CHOPSTICKS - MEXICAN FOOD,
[SA025, ed. of 150]
Born in a trance of Adelaide swelter, bánh mì, and Candyman, "MEXICAN FOOD" represents a blistering sesh down under: Cameron Stallones, Tony Lowe, and Alex Gray, two guitars and drums, no pedals. Made possible by and dedicated to the greatest Australians: Stacey & Rani who showered the voyage with herbs, fresh fruit, and good vibes. Word has it, after this recording was made everyone went out and lifted a car!
DRAINOLITH - AIN'T NO SUNSHINE,
[SA020, ed of 150]
Tangled, pummeled poly-rhythmic blues from AIDS WOLF alumn Alexander Moskos, headstock scratching the floor, feet pounding. Deeply felt and deeply numb at the same time, somehow scorching and freezing. Art by Moskos.
JD EMMANUEL - ECHOES FROM ANCIENT CAVES,
[SA018, ed. of 200]
A reissue of an under-heard classic from the Space Wizard himself. A true honor to put this back on cassette. From the mouth of the man:
"Created in 1980-81, this album continues my mix of electronics and jazz. The instrumentation on this album was a Crumar Traveler 1 organ, Yamaha CS-15 Synthesizer, Octave Cat Synthesizer, Yairi DY-74 acoustic guitar with an Echoplex EP-4, Ross Phaser pedal and a DOD Compressor/Limiter pedal. A Teac 4 channel reel deck was used for the multi-tracked recording.
Side one starts with a tape loop using the Crumar Organ mixed with wind chimes and birds that were recorded live. The next two pieces were created with acoustic guitar and synthesizer. The final piece is using the organ.
Greg Kelly, exceptional guitarist friend of mine, plays the acoustic guitar on Memories of Atlantis, which we co-wrote.
Side two is all multi-tracked organ and synthesizers."
HOLD THE PHONE - ON SAFE BREEZES, [SA010, ed. of 150]
HOLD THE PHONE is mustard and ketchup on a deviled egg. HOLD THE PHONE is your dad whistling at a 16-year-old girl. HOLD THE PHONE is yin all dressed up in yang clothes.
HOLD THE PHONE is Woodstock yelling at Snoopy.
HOLD THE PHONE is Cameron Stallones and Barret Avner. HOLD THE PHONE is two boys talkin'.
Los Angeles master of analog video synthesis Miko Revereza spent a late night navigating the fungal canyons of the SUN ARAW/MATTHEWDAVID LIVEPHREAXXX collaboration, and presented this document of his voyage through the A side of the original tape. Truly some of the most beautiful examples of his video feedback work, endlessly folding, endlessly bubbling, revealing the organic, regenerative heart that who-knew lurked in this technology, all washed in gorgeous pastels. This is really special.
SADISTIC CANDLE - SADISTIC CANDLE, [SA011, ed. of 100]
SADISTIC CANDLE is straight from the heart of a man, broadcast from an expanse of quilted bedroom somewhere deep in Los Angeles, fueled with the dust hanging motionless in window-light over a stack of Hawkwind LPs, made crooked by the pure-hearted trickster, sighing with troubadour spirit, revealed with a 4-track. A statement of purpose.
RIGHTEOUS ACID - MELLOW DOSES, [SA013, ed. of 150]
Stately Thai boogie, swaying and sealed in Bakersfield sun. Righeous Acid is Alex Sarad, unleashing this his first c30 of deeply mantric and contemplative fretboard meditations with a depth of soul that vacillates from bleached temple rhythms to bayou sweat in an instant. Sensitive and glowing from within.
Hookworms fling themselves headlong into classic 80's/90's psych-rock like they're trying to break something. Hailing from Leeds and cramming themselves giddily within the well established formal properties of the genre, they walk the scorched road behind Loop, Spectrum, and any other titan of two-chord songs who's ever slowly wah-ed a chord until they saw colors. Most excellent burners!