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  • grapefruit – knights temple – mjmj records

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    The third and final release in our spring series comes in the form of a grooved out exploration of stoned psychedelia, courtesy of Portland’s Grapefruit. Over the years Charles Salas Humara has been releasing cassettes of various psychedelic flavors under his Grapefruit moniker. Some more synth based, some heavy on the guitar, others (like his recent Squiggle Dot release), are more lighthearted. Knights Temple finds him channeling the burnt up, fuzzy, down tempo guitar and organ groovers of 70’s psych. The whole album conjures the feeling of a dark smoky room in some far out locale, sensations slowing to a crawl in a drug induced haze. At times sinister and twisted, others sensual and raw, this is a tape you’ll be reaching for when the lights are low and heads are fuzzy. In celebration of the beginning of summer, MJ MJ is proud to bring you the soundtrack to your next LSD comedown.

    All sounds created by Charles B. Salas Humara in Portland, OR.
    Mastered by Andrew Todryk in Minneapolis, MN.
    Packaging designed by Nico Stephou in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    Released by MJ MJ Records in Minneapolis, MN June 2016
    Edition of 100


  • bary center – no stars – mjmj records

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    The second installment in our spring series is a fantastic, and slightly out of character, Bary Center album. Under the moniker Bary Center, Mark Williams has been releasing burnt up, knockout techno at a furious pace on a number of fine labels (Crash Symbols, Skrot Up, MJ MJ, Speaker Footage, Gnar Tapes, Headway). Even with such an impressive discography we can honestly say this is probably our favorite album that he’s put out yet (and he’d agree). No Stars finds Bary exploring the deepest depths of dub, psych, techno, ambient and noise, while still somehow maintaining an effortless flow throughout it’s nearly hour long play time. Bary has a knack for drawing out a groove or texture to its fullest fruition, rewarding an attentive and thorough listen, but at the same time creating a sonic environment where you can just let it ride and zone out.

    In M. Williams’ words – “I wanted this album to feel like just one day, so I tried to build a snapshot of all the feelings and scenarios that a person goes through in a single day – the relaxing parts, the intense parts, the hype parts, the dark parts, the lighthearted parts. I wanted people to press play and by the end of the album be able to connect each track to a part of their day. We get so crazy focused on tomorrow and the big picture that we often forget that just making it through the gauntlet of shit life throws at us in a 24 hour period is quite an accomplishment in itself.”

    All sounds created by Bary Center / Mark Williams in Huntington, WV.
    Guitar on tracks one, two and three performed by Michael Berry.
    Mastered by Cyrus Shamir.
    Packaging designed by Nico Stephou in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    Released by MJ MJ Records in Minneapolis, MN in May 2016.
    Edition of 100


  • 555 – thee omega seed – mjmj records

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    Artwork/packaging is top notch & sounds within touch upon so many worlds & yet remain coherent. Hard to describe; not unfamiliar but known spaces seen thru new perspectives.
    Definitely recommended. (prob should of gotten more copies )
    -tomentosa

    MJ MJ is very proud to bring you the latest offering from Christopher Farstad. Under the guise of 555 he has released a slew of defining cassettes through Moon Glyph, Constellation Tatsu and Rainbow Pyramid. The first in our spring series is an album of sonic awakening and growth, a beautiful combination of Carnatic Flute, guitar and electronics. The album strikes a balance of organic and synthetic, meditation and movement.

    In C. Farstad’s words – “A science-fiction suite inspired in equal parts by a Christmas-Day performance at a Xhurch, Paolo Soleri’s eco-theological writings, and the imaginative potential of technology, Thee Omega Seed is a conceptual work proposing a cult of computer programmers who have chosen to dedicate their life crafting religious experiences in Virtual Reality for the express purpose of initiating humans into an age of non-belief. In this recording, 555 lays claim to the trans-human unfolding already in progress as a personal credo of natural expression.”

    All sounds created by 555 / Chris Farstad in Portland, OR.
    Packaging designed by Nico Stephou in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    Released by MJ MJ Records in Minneapolis, MN in April 2016.
    Edition of 100


  • andrew jansen / loud sun – (​(​(​LOUD​)​)​) – mjmj records

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    Andrew is a beautiful man. Not just like, the dreamy eyes and wispy blonde hair but like. . . actually just a beautiful soul. Combine that with an enormous talent for tone, tactful songwriting and the ability to convey that inner beauty and calm into dreamy pop songs, and you’ve got a seriously hard to put down cassette. This album is going to be a permanent fixture to your porch, kitchen, or road trip playlist.

    The inspiration for this album, in Andrew’s words – “When my then two-year-old daughter Gray first uttered the words “Loud” to describe the Sun’s brightness, I was given an anchor to ground what was then just a small batch of murky demo recordings. It’s been a labor of love and necessity, and I’ve grown immensely while processing these works. With sound, my intentions are to relay and inspire others towards a more beautiful and creatively prosperous present tense.”


  • rawmean – tutulemma – mjmj records

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    MJMJ’s final offering of 2015 is in the form of a sprawling, experimental soundscape from New York’s rawmean (real name Ramin Rahni.) Tutelemma is a feast of tone and texture, utterly rich and inviting while still remaining a challenging and fascinating listen. The album is comprised of three mini-suites, each one well defined but balanced as a part of a very satisfying whole. This record could have easily been over an hour long, but Rahni keeps the pace relatively quick, when the desired tone is achieved it is celebrated, then quickly set aside and joined with the next.

    Tutulemma is presented in a limited edition silver cassette with five-panel J card designed by Nico Stephou.


  • choral reefr – did it all for the plushies – mjmj records

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    MJ MJ is very proud to bring you Jess Oleson AKA Choral Reefr’s label debut – DID IT ALL 4 THE PLUSHIES. It’s been pretty incredible watching Jess evolve from the front woman of old school rock n’ rollers The Shakin Babies into the powerhouse stoner-diva she is today. With every passing month I’d catch her at a show and see her production, vocal delivery and poise had just leveled up by like 420 XP. It’s easy to just let this stone cold groove wash over you, but it is truly deserving of a deeper listen. Lyrics / phrasing / harmony is NEXT LEVEL. DID IT ALL 4 THE PLUSHIES finds a budding young R&B artist really hitting her stride. The first cut really is the deepest.