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  • richard youngs – may – humito

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    First vinyl issue of what might be termed Youngs’ 6th album, recorded in 2001, and originally released on CD by Jagjaguwar. In his constantly spiraling oeuvre, “May” most stylistically resembles Richard’s much-loved album “Sapphie”, being 6 songs of guitar and vocals in his most heartfelt and personal mode. As always with Richard, only the sparest materials are used; the guitar is based on simple, evocative melodic passages and resonances, the lyrics composed of a hallucinatory tapestry of recurring phrases, images and sounds which weave the mind in shifting patterns, and play with the listener’s sense of memory in a profoundly psychedelic and moving way. In the manner of the finest free folk of the modern era, the combination of traditional forms and instruments, avant-garde or free technique, and homemade or lo-fi aesthetics is utterly unintellectual. What we have rather, is human, with instrument and mind, whispering into the dew of the English bloom, in the time-honored manner of Shirley Collins and Martin Carthy, bound only to the sweetness at the heart of the song in a way we dig here at Humito.

    Recorded Christmas 2000, Easter 2001 and last day of May 2001 in Harpenden, England. All songs, performances and recordings by Richard Youngs


  • celestino – protector’s tea – love all day

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    Housed in a sturdy, archival old-style jacket and insert. Edition of 400


  • evan caminiti – when california falls into the sea – handmade birds

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    black vinyl
    Composed and recorded to cassette 4-track at Secret Studios and Fillmore St. during 2009/2010.



  • chuck johnson – blood moon boulder – scissor tail editions

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    Chuck Johnson’s impact on the contemporary guitar world continues to be felt. His first two solo records signaled the arrival of a unique player, steeped in various forms of playing and influence, yet distinctly modern. Johnson eschews a weathered traditionalism for the wide-scope expanse of 21st Century Americana.

    On his third album, Blood Moon Boulder, Johnson reaches a compositional peak in a nod to the picturesque naturalism of the American landscape. The dynamics of his range can be felt on this singular record, a soundtrack-like listen that rewards the ear with rich detail. His precision and tone recall the heights of Ry Cooder’s Paris, Texas on the extended opening track “Corvid Tactics.” Notably, the guitarist duels with a phantom Chinese radio signal that slips through the silences during the recording session. One can hear the ghostly sounds peek through at moments as Johnson bends his strings. “Medicine Map” delivers a melodic melancholy, with an every-note-perfectly-placed aesthetic. Rather than ramble or evoke some kind of outdated nostalgia, Johnson lets his cinematic instincts take lead.

    Perhaps most evocative of this approach is “Private Violence,” a meditative composition with gorgeous pedal steel played on top of electric six-string, ending in a sustained tonal minimalism that could easily stretch into a whole LP of its own. Blood Moon Boulder contains a lyricism, an exactitude and emotional arc all its own. And that’s worth playing again and again.

    – Steve Lowenthal, author of Dance of Death: The Life of John Fahey, American Guitarist


  • the hired hand soundtrack – bruce langhorne

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    getting down to the last copies on this one. lots of folks who’ve grabbed this one on a whim have emailed back saying how much they dig it. so yeah dont sleep.
    wonderful sparse & minimal soundtrack with laidback rural rock/guitar instrumentals and more.
    highly recommended.
    -josh/tomentosa




    label descrip:
    Bruce Langhorne’s film score to Peter Fonda’s 1971 cult classic “The Hired Hand” was Bruce’s first solo album and Peter Fonda’s directoral debut and it’s just now seeing it’s first and limited appearance on vinyl and fittingly Scissor Tail Editions inaugural vinyl release. Bruce Langhorne is most known for his session work with artists in and around the Greenwich Village folk scene during the 1960’s.

    He’s been credited as working with such artists as Bob Dylan, Odetta, Joan Baez, Peter, Paul and Mary, Babatunde Olatunji, Richie Havens, Carolyn Hester, Peter LaFarge, Gordon Lightfoot, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot… practically everyone active during that era. In addition to being the inspiration for Bob Dylan’s “Mr. Tambourine Man”, Langhorne also played the electric guitar countermelody on the song. His guitar is also prominent on several other songs on Dylan’s Bringing It All Back Home album, particularly “Love Minus Zero/No Limit” and “She Belongs to Me”, but also “Subterranean Homesick Blues”, “Outlaw Blues”, “Bob Dylan’s 115th Dream” and “Maggie’s Farm”, on which he played the lead guitar part. He also played the guitar with Dylan for Dylan’s television performances of “It’s Alright Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)” and “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue on the Les Crane Show a month after the Bringing It All Back Home sessions. Two years earlier, Langhorne had performed on Dylan’s The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan on “Corrina, Corrina” as well as the outtake “Mixed-Up Confusion”.

    In 1969 Langhorne was asked by Peter Fonda to score his directorial debut. He decided to opt out of scoring the film in a projection room, instead chose to shoot the film onto a small black and white camera to take back to his home in Laurel Canyon. He would watch the film and play along to it as his girlfriend at the time would record him and play it back, allowing him to overdub Farfisa Organ, piano, banjo, fiddle, harmonica, recorder, and Appalachian dulcimer onto his Revox reel to reel. Bruce’s 1920 Martin guitar is most prominent throughout the record. The Results were a uniquely wide and lonesome soundscape. The closest comparison might be Sandy Bull or possibly John Fahey, but nothing of its kind or even of it’s time poses a resemblance to Langhorne’s minimal masterpiece displayed here on vinyl for the first time.


  • jon collin – early music – winebox press

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    New solo acoustic guitar material in an abstract confessional style from the end of winter just gone, recorded to reel-to-reel by Patrick Crane in Manchester and Stockport (with some source recordings made by Jon Marshall in Sheffield). Comes with a risograph-printed b&w insert.


  • piotr kurek – edena – black sweat records

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    Released just few month ago on tape by the polish label Sangoplasmo, Edena is the new amazing record of the polish Piotr Kurek, as a composer and multi-instrumentalist with a penchant for vintage sound equipment, as well as the practical sense to know where their limitations are, his musical compositions –part melodic narrative, part sound collage –distil a sense of nostalgia into a romance for the present. Using a Moebius comic he had never seen (Le Monde d’Edena) and an instrument he would never have (a Mellotron)as a conceptual starting point, the Warsaw-based, Polish artist presents Edena.
    A hypnotic, circular motion pervades all of Edena; a cyclic life force that gives the impression of forward motion, while really folding back on itself, reflected by the infinity symbol of the cassette cover.

    150 copies on red vinyl.


  • eli keszler ‎– livingston – rare youth

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    Recorded May – September 2007 in Hudson, NY.

    Edition of 300 copies.


  • corum – beguiling isles: born of earth’s torments

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    Exotique Film Score played and recorded by Corum featuring 3 Moons Jefferson Zurna and White Gourd
    Mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk 2012
    12″ Limited Edition of 200