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  • gnomerbsteel

    robbie basho – art of the acoustic steel string guitar 6 & 12 – gnome life

    $16.00 Add to cart

    “ART OF THE ACOUSTIC STEEL STRING GUITAR 6 & 12″ by ROBBIE BASHO (LP + Mp3 & FLAC)

    Originally released in 1979, “Art of the Acoustic Steel String Guitar 6 & 12″ was Robbie Basho’s 15th record, and his magnum opus of solo guitar. It is the culmination of his life’s effort to usher guitar music into a new artistic paradigm, and to “establish the steel string as a concert instrument indigenous to America.”

    This album represents Basho’s most technically fine guitar work. In both composition and performance, the album is enormously complex and yet conveys an effortlessness unique to Basho. As he famously espoused, “My philosophy is quite simple: soul first, technique later.” The richness of Basho’s soul emanates from this record as distinctly as each note ringing from his steel strings.

    Only one song on the record (“Pasha II”) features Basho’s enigmatic voice, but it may be his most extraordinary vocal performance – his voice calling out through a shimmer of strings, singing ancient syllables with timeless emotion. The remaining ten instrumental songs roam through Eastern and Western modalities, dark and light meditations, wild and restrained expression.

    With “Art of the Acoustic Steel String Guitar 6 & 12″, Basho summons rich allusions, hallucinations and delicately numinous passages. As he said, “It’s not about going far out, it’s about going far in. It’s about a deeper feeling.” These are deep waters indeed, as substantial and enriching today as they were 35 years ago.


  • bahnmatt
  • wolfeyescleveland
  • animalmagic

    magic eye – shreddin on heavens floor – animal image search

    out of stock

    ive been smitten by this edinburgh quartet since the first notes i heard of theirs several months ago, although it was bittersweet since at that time they only had two recorded two songs. needing to hear more, i was worried i’d have to book a flight to the uk to catch a show, but fortunately they were already in the studio and in no time at all had laid out a full album of total gems, which has been on constant repeat ever since. not sure what it is about urban scotland that leads one to create glistening interlocking guitar parts (a la glasgow’s tangles) but magic eye’s guitar players alex and bek are in total synchronicity, taking their melodies to new heavenly heights and letting each line swim through the track like nessie herself. the guitar parts brilliantly compliment roma’s bewitching warm-summer-night vocals reminiscent of julee cruise imploring you to “tell your heart that i’m the one…” while all the while francis holds things in orbit with his sparse, smart, direct beats that echo crisply and cooly throughout magic eye’s youthful sonic space. my favorite aspect of this tape is the way you can hear the love they have for each other and the fun and freedom they feel when playing the songs. hope you feel it too! equally honored to present inimitable j-card art by brooklyn’s rob chabebe of eye bodega.


  • usedajslivigajvigavigjjja

    ajilvsga ‎– the origin of the chaul – dial square tapes

    out of stock

    Edition of 32 copies. (22 copies initially, with 10 more identical copies coming out 3 weeks afterwards.)
    Tapes come packaged inside a vinyl case.
    Catalogue number is incorrectly listed as DSQ044 on the back cover.


  • branchthree

    sunny dunes – blue far – branch tapes

    out of stock

    last copy

    branch tapes 003
    c40
    limited to 38 copies


    Recorded in 2011
    Thanks to Joseph Ghosn.


    first release on tomentosa record’s new cassette sub label — branch tapes.

    This release percolated around tomentosa for a while and it’s taken a while to get even a sense of the shape of this recording. Many faceted, multiple angles & paths; a journey thru varied landscapes. The sample below is just an entry point into a tape that even after months of listening I have a really hard time pinning down & labeling. And that is a good, good thing.






    *available thru tomentosa records, sunny dunes & cabin floor records in greenville, sc.


  • pizzamark
  • handsrenderened

    hands rendered useless ‎– deathbed visions – city mortuary

    $14.00 Add to cart

    Housed in an oversize white vinyl clamshell case with a glossy single-sided insert.

    “Composed, Recorded, Reworked, Decomposed from the Fall of 2005 through the Spring of 2009.”
    Performer [Hands Rendered Useless Is] – Ryan Woodhall


  • hookermotionsett

    motion sickness of time travel ‎– ballades – hooker vision

    out of stock

    was gonna hold on to this beautiful collection for myself but Im not sure when ill get the chance to fully absorb it and I know there are folks out there who will really revel in these so with much regret im letting this one go.


  • spacetuluum

    tuluum shimmering – raag wichikapache / lake of mapang

    out of stock

    A weave of watery loops conjured by aerial roots and canopy dwellers
    Type II 45 and 15 minute cassette
    Space Slave 15
    Hand painted, Ed 100


  • cylindricallpmm

    the amazing births (mark mcguire & julian gulyas) – younger moon – cylindrical habitat modules

    $14.00 Add to cart

    Julian Gulyas – Synthesizers, Electronics
    Mark McGuire – Guitar, Tapes, Electronics
    Recorded January 2011 in Westlake, OH.


  • pacificvodkashe

    vodka soap – shee ro gateway temples – pacific city

    out of stock

    RECORDED DURING THE BLOOMING OF A GARDEN IN A SMALL WOODEN TEMPLE SOMEHWERE IN THE FORESTS OF PACIFIC CITY. A GARDEN GREW AT IMMEASURABEL SPEEDS AS THE MUSIC FEATURED BECAME A SORT OF COMBIANTION BETWEEN MONOPOLY CHILDS DRUM PATTERNS AND VODKA SOAPS INNER SPACIOUS REALITES. THE RESULT IS SURELY ONE OF THE HEAVIEST AND INTRICATE TEMPLE JUNGLE VIBES THAT I MANAGED TO RECORD DURING THAT TIME. DANIEL LOPATIN TOLD ME IT SOUNDS LIKE RZA. OUCH!


  • hcdr15

    digital natives – three shits to the wind – housecraft recordings

    out of stock

    Oops, a hundred and fifty releases. How come it took 12 years?

    Digital Natives – Three Shits to the Wind (3xc60)

    The Vimy flies again. She backs in among them. Wrought in silver and now exercised exclusively in ceremonies, getting a grip. Inside, as I arrive a patented fly-wheel and one-way clutch closed test track. It’s a tad slower than a Porsche but at dinnertime he sits on the floor with his family and eats rice and meat with his fingers. It’s a race beside the race.
    -housecraft

    limited to 50
    3 clear cassettes minimally etched to denote # in the series


  • tomskire

    tom james scott – teal – skire

    out of stock

    Recorded during summer 2013 after returning to his hometown on the North-West coast of England, Teal draws on a wider palette than Scott’s previous solo releases, moving between rich, densely treated atmospheres and lucid reflective moments. The tensions and ease of summer spent in a place haunted by distant memories and fading childhood sentiment.

    Originally issued on cassette in summer 2014, Teal comes packaged in a full colour offset printed sleeve featuring new artwork, and has been expertly cut to lacquer by Noel Summerville.


  • skireian

    ian middleton – well of sorrows – skire

    $18.00 Add to cart

    Well of Sorrows is Ian Middleton’s first LP release since 2009’s Aural Spaces and Time Building (Swill Radio and Entr’acte respectively). Employing his signature MS10 analogue synthesizer, Middleton’s sound takes on a more plaintive tone, weaving quietly lyrical melodic patterns into an ever-shifting stasis.

    Precise and elemental, Middleton’s music reflects years of exploration into the possibilities of his chosen instrument, sidestepping the transience of current trend and carving his own path towards a cerebral and heartfelt form.

    Well of Sorrows has been cut direct to metal (DMM) and comes in a printed inner sleeve and offset printed outer sleeve designed by Ian Middleton, Andrew Chalk, and Tom James Scott.


  • skirechalk

    andrew chalk & tom james scott – wild flowers – skire

    out of stock

    Wild Flowers is the first collaborative release from Andrew Chalk & Tom James Scott and features source piano initially recorded in the development stages of Trace, a performance piece produced for 2013’s F.O.N. festival.

    The delicate surface of Scott’s hushed piano playing is occasionally blurred by Chalk’s sensitive and unique approach to production, unearthing a depth of feeling usually heard as an undercurrent to the muted, almost half-sounded surface notes. Evoking distant childhood summers, strings swell and vanish like flashes of light across a weather-beaten lens, enveloping the dampened rush of piano in a haze of elation and loss.

    Mastered by Denis Blackham at Skye Mastering and recorded during 2012, Wild Flowers has been cut direct to metal (DMM) and comes in a full-colour offset printed sleeve in an edition of 300 copies.




  • cfehala

    Hala Strana – c64/c81/c44/2xc42 – cabin floor esoterica

    out of stock

    From 2003 to 2010 Steven R. Smith recorded under the name Hala Strana. Using an assortment of instruments (some handmade, like his hurdy gurdy and spike fiddle) Smith recreated and re-imaged traditional Eastern European folk music, making the songs his own. This has really got it all – from his crumbling guitar to the dancing fiddle, stove-pipe percussion and the occasional tape warble. There hasn’t been anything quite like this since. At times the songs are intensely cinematic, at others beautifully chaotic. These songs are are here to transport you. The box includes five tapes with all the recorded Hala Strana output, including ‘Compendium’ a previously digital-only collection of outtakes, compilation and EP tracks. Limited to 50 copies tied in twine and laid on a bed of wood shavings in a chipboard box with pasted-on full color art, a twelve page booklet of notes, two handwritten and numbered inserts on handmade paper, two vintage Eastern European postage stamps and a risograph print.

    Note: there will not be digital sales/downloads for this release.


  • edicoeslathe

    dolphins into the future – pā’ua – edicoes cn

    out of stock

    Edition of 37 hand cut records. Comes with a double sided full color Screenprint.

    Includes unlimited streaming of “Pā’ua” via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.


  • edicoeske

    dolphins into the future – ke ala ke kua – edicoes cn

    out of stock

    Limited Edition Cassette (Fifth Edition)
    Cassette
    Pro-dubbed cassettes. Risograph artwork.


  • tapesos

    dolphins into the future- os canais – edicoes cn

    out of stock

    Artist / Tour Edition. Limited to 50 copies
    Cassette
    original issue on sic sic tapes


  • illumholo

    politesse – holographic time tunnel -2010 to 2012- illuminated paths

    out of stock





  • preserveryred

    richard youngs ‎– red alphabet in the snow – preserved sound

    $22.00 Add to cart

    Red Alphabet in the Snow is a solo album by the extremely prolific but highly talented Richard Youngs. Two 17-minute pieces, in which Youngs layers acoustic guitars, banjo, cifteli, bass guitar, electric lead guitars, electric violin, epinette des vosges, shakers, sitar, swanee whistle, tambourine, triangle, 12-string guitar, ukulele, and his own voice, build up a meandering instrumental, acoustic, and even psychedelic mix. Each side of the album is made up of various compositions woven together with instrumentation, but which seem to flow seamlessly into a rich and resonant whole. Recorded in Krakow, Poland, and at home in Glasgow, the release comes as a 180g vinyl, in a handmade, recycled card sleeve and insert, hand stamped and numbered on the back, and limited to 250 copies.


  • underwaterfourth

    fourth world magazine vol. 2 – pinhead In fantasia – pacific city sound visions / underwater peoples

    out of stock

    Pacific City Sound Visions has relocated it’s massive headquarters to Belgium. To insure Americans direct access to Spencer Clark, his latest triceratops, and future gems of unimaginable worth, Underwater Peoples Records is proud to announce an official corporate partnership. As of today, Underwater Peeps will be handling Pacific City’s distribution and direct order sales to The United States of America. International orders will continue to be fulfilled by Pacific City.

    Our first offering is of course, Fourth World Magazine Vol. 2 – Pinhead In Fantasia – AVAILABLE NOW. Purchasers receive the 12″ LP + a 12 page opus. “Art and text to blow your mind by” by AR FAUST (film envisioner), Spencer Clark, and David Keenan.

    The album was recorded in an Open Air theater and in a golden metal box simultaneously.


  • twinkyle

    kyle landstra – dream array – twin spring tapes

    $7.00 Add to cart

    Enter into a lucid passage of dreams – presented here with improvised, temperate tones by synthesist Kyle Landstra (Chicago, IL).

    ‘Dream Array’ was initially conceived as a commissioned piece for artist Nathan Abels to accompany his show on june 13th, 2014 at Hinterland Gallery in Denver, Colorado entitled ‘West with the Night’.

    This piece was to match the mood and tone of Nathan’s work in a loosely spun journey through the breath of a dream. This cassette is the entirety of the track that is split between two sides which totals approximately 60 minutes.


  • joshmasonper
  • giftgift

    gift tapes microcassette bundle

    $20.00 Add to cart

    used
    6 microcassettes by
    pulse emitter, harpoon pole vault, brother raven, hands on knobs, concessionaires & charlatan


  • tailingslens

    lens – redreamed reality – tailings books

    out of stock

    Solemn, private bedroom synthesis work; a series of cloaked vignettes.


  • topdownd

    topdown dialectic – – tailings books

    out of stock

    Recorded in Philadelphia, Detroit and Bay Area in 2012


  • diatomiw

    issac willow – yellown – diatom bath

    out of stock

    dbt. XXVI.

    brand new one from jeffrey astin(digital natives, xiphiidae, housecraft recordings)
    under his issac willow moniker.


  • nnfdelicate

    delicate features – the passenger – not not fun

    $6.00 Add to cart

    “…our music goes to ambient, and sometimes atmosphere, of disturbance and worry, sometimes meditation. But it doesn’t lie.” So sayeth singer/soothsayer of Saint-Petersburg haunted romance duo Delicate Features, Radmila Nikogosian. We’re of the mind to concur. Nikogosian and bandmate/beau Pavel Diakov-Astvatsaturian have been lurking in the off-grid steppes for roughly two years, scotch-taping microphones to fragile percussive objects and folk flutes amidst glowing grey electric swells of depressive sensuality. The Passenger blurs morose misty synth-jazz with windswept new age memory pop into a love-blind stalk along an ice-scarred river – an experience befitting “two misanthropic dreamers who just like to listen to beautiful music.” The original intention apparently skewed more in a dancewardly direction but their downcast northern locale gravitated the mood into displaced, pensive nocturnal rhythms, often ditching drum forms entirely, like in the keening, cracked classical drift of “Orphan Song” or “Whispering Wind.” The sequencing spills out a story of devotion and dissolve, tracking the whole heavy soul waveform – poetic faith (“Birds Near River”), Sunday morning (“Opal”), body rapture (“Kiss By The Sea”), escape/evolution (“Transparent Shadows”), etc. 10 twilit and tactile songs for staring through stained glass to. Mastered by Alex Nagle. Artwork by Britt Brown. Edition of 100.


  • nnfhun

    filthy huns – leopard on my right – not not fun

    $6.00 Add to cart

    Echo Park (by way of Minneapolis) motorcycle mechanist Nick Koenigs aka Filthy Huns follows his 2012 debut with a freshly iced 8-pack of stark tar-streaked roadburn meditations, Leopard On My Right. Echo-blurred metronomes rev from dive bar dub to aging engine chugs, laced with keyboard exhaust, stick-and-poke guitar designs, hungover highway vocals, and dust-choked American desolation. As before, Koenigs keeps the faded leather menace quotient high while bleaching the songs’ rock bone structures into pale, emaciated shapes (“Ancient Hell,” “Nomad Status”), occasionally dissolving into drained badlands atmospherics (“Into Oblivion,” “Stein Stugga”). Sleeveless, stained with axle grease, after midnight, a Viking in the basement with a 4-track, wind whipping through his mind. Have been loving these skeletal rider themes rendered live in various unkempt Los Angeles interiors across the last year, stoked to present them publicly. Mastered by Cole Gorman Weiland. Artwork and layout by Eric Carlson and Chris Hontos. Edition of 100.


  • nnfrobeprim

    robedoor – primal sphere – not not fun

    $6.00 Add to cart

    How low does the tunnel go? More bone-waste stasis voids from the 2 AM slot of the soul, the PA blown to crust, the night down to resin, whoever was lingering in the back long gone or too gone to live. Industrial intentions slipping from burned to blank as the bloodstream clouds, drunk on poison. L.A. heathen duo’s 2013 LP reissued on limited chrome tape for forthcoming European tour. Riffs, mechanical drums, memory theater, ripped from the Sphere. Edition of 50.


  • nnfregional

    regional curse – s/t – not not fun

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    Regional Curse is the scarred, spectral incarnation of Melbourne-by-way-of-Adelaide musician Stacey Wilson aka Rites Wild. Her instrumentation remains similar – cyclical keyboard figures, downward tracing synths, skeletal drum machinery – but the execution follows a more disembodied, ceremonial logic. Her latest collection of uneasy electronics murmurs and seethes like threatening shadows silhouetted through the blinds. Low-lit drones stalk their waveforms, unraveling into pulsing, blank dubs for unknown presences. Like all of Wilson’s work, the album’s five pieces move with an alluring narcolepsy, focused but foggy, drained but sentient, a spirit stranded in some serpentine purgatory of space and time. Recorded at Miracle Cure, Fairfield, Australia. Mastered by Lawrence English at 158. Red-tint tapes in collaged J-cards by the artist. Edition of 100.