Our latest podcast! Warmer n fuller than Thanksgiving dinner, more powerful than tryptophan! Here’s some new ambient/dub/noise/techno etc.
Clinic – Miss You (Peaking Lights Remix)
Roll The Dice meets Pole – The Skull is Built Into the Version
The Faint – Evil Voices
Heat Stroke – There It Is
Emeralds – Adrenochrome
Halls – Roses For the Dead (Max Cooper Remix)
Philip Glass & Dan Deacon – Alight Spiral Snip
Umberto – The Investigation
John Talabot & Pional – Braves
The Crystal Ark - Morir Soñando
Horace Andy – Skylarking (Oliver Frost Remix)
Bee Mask – The Story of Keys and Locks
Loops Haunt – Mun Rhul
Sigha – Aokigahara
Andy Stott – Numb
Tropic of Cancer – Temporary Vessels
Skudge – Man on Wire (Marcel Dettmann Low Key Version)
Bee Mask – Frozen Falls
Andre Obin is a musician living, working, and creating in Boston, Massachusetts. On Wednesday, November 14, his Somerville apartment experienced an electrical fire, displacing him and his girlfriend and destroying his home studio space, some personal belongings, and a significant amount of musical gear and equipment he has used in his rock bands (Endless Wave, Eyes Like Knives), electronic projects (Matters & Dunaway) and as a “Soviet-bloc techno” solo artist (performing under his birth name).
This 18-track compilation has been curated to raise money for Obin to replace some of his lost gear and get back on his feet. It has been organized solely by his friends who wish to see him recover, both personally and professionally, and the breadth of the artists on this comp not only reflect his own his own musical output — from beautifully sharp electronic pop to noisy washes of -gazing rock and roll — but also the amount of people around Boston who wished to lend a hand to a colleague in need. Nearly all the artists here have performed, collaborated or exchanged support with Obin over the past few years. All of these bands are members of the Boston music community.
100% of the money earned via this compilation will be forwarded directly to Obin, and Vanya Records wishes to thank all the artists for their contributions after only a few days notice.
Also, a website has been created to detail Obin’s ordeal, chronicle recovery efforts, and to allow interested parties to make a donation directly. A detailed account of Obin’s music is featured on the site as well.
released 20 November 2012
Cover art created by CTRL ALT DESIGN ctrla.lt
Boyd Rice - I’d Rather Be Your Enemy (Lee Hazlewood cover)
After a four-year sabbatical (faked death?), your beloved revolutionary sweetheart Arthur returns to print, renewed, refreshed, reinvigorated and in a bold new format: pages as tall and wide as a daily newspaper, printed in color and black and white on compostable newsprint, with ads only on the back cover(s). Amazing!
In partnership with Portland, Oregon’s Floating World Comics, Arthur’s gang of goofs, know-it-alls and village explainers are back, from Bull Tonguers Byron Coley and Thurston Moore to radical ecologist Nance Klehm to trickster activists Center for Tactical Magic to gonzoid political commentator Dave Reeves to a host of new, fresh-faced troublemakers, edited by ol’ fool Jay Babcock and art directed by Yasmin Khan. You want a peek at the contents? Sorry, compadre. That would be saying too much, too soon. Wait ‘til Dec. 22, 2012: that’s right—THE DAY AFTER THE NON-END OF THE WORLD!
Please keep in mind… Arthur is no longer distributed for free anywhere. Those days are (sadly) long gone. Now you gotta buy Arthur or you won’t see it. Our price: Five bucks cheeeeeep!
Arthur No. 33 / Broadsheet newspaper, 15” x 22.75” / Available Dec. 22, 2012
Mutiny - The Last Birthday Party. An illuminating behind-the-scenes look at the recording of the Birthday Party’s Mutiny EP. It’s only about 25 minutes long and comes highly recommended.
Listen to Only children, the new album by New Hampshire psych heroes MMOSS. Impressive drones with impeccable tone!
-Gustav Mahler “Allegro Maestoso” from Symphony no. 2 in C Minor (Ressurection) (Westminster HiFi)
-Throbbing Gristle “Rabbit Snare” from Part Two - The Endless Not CD ALBUM (Mute/Industrial Records 2007)
-Master Musicians of Joujouka “War Song” from Brian Jones and the Master Magicians of Joujouka
-Cabaret Voltaire “Yashar” from 12” 12-INCH SINGLE (Factory 1981)
-The Dave Pike Set “Mathar (seven inch edit)” from Sitar Beat!
-The Orb “A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain That Rules From The Centre Of The Ultraworld: Live Mix MK 10” from Adventures -Beyond the Ultraworld (Island w 1991)
-Ulrich Schnauss “A Strangely Isolated Place” from a strangely isolated place CD ALBUM (Domino www.dominorecordco.com 2003)
-La Mystere Des Voix Bulgares “The Dahlia Blossoms and Doesn’t Fade” from A Cathedral Concert (Jaro)
-West Lawn Dirge “Just a Closer Walk With Thee” from v/a: Trauermarsche
-Ulver “1” from teachings in silence CD ALBUM (Black Apple 2003)
-Orbital “Attached” from snivilisation CD ALBUM (FFRR 1994)
-Dead Can Dance “Fortune Presents Gifts Not According to the Book” from Aion LP ALBUM (4AD www.4ad.com 1993)
-Tremme Brass Band “Old Wooden Cross” from v/a: Trauermarsche
-The Durutti Column “U.S.P.” from A Night in New York (ROIR www.roir-usa.com)
-Diamanda Galas “Confessional (Give Me Sodomy or Give Me Death)” from plague mass CD ALBUM (Mute www.mute.com 1991)
-Current 93 “All the Pretty Little Horses” from All the Pretty Horses CD ALBUM (Durtro www.durtro.com 1996)
…not too shabby, eh?