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Artist: FURSAXA
Title: Alone In The Dark Wood
Format: CD
Label: ATP
Country: UK
Price: $15.00
"This is the fifth full-length release from West Philly-based solo artist Tara Burke aka Fursaxa, her second for the All Tomorrows Parties label. Boasting a fan base with the likes of Bardo Pond, Acid Mothers Temple and Thurston Moore who released a record by her on his Ecstatic Peace! imprint two years ago, Burke is now one of the epicentres and key collaborators of the North American free-folk movement, along with such luminaries as Jack Rose, Charalambides, Ben Chasny and the Jewelled Antler Collective. With her hypnotic, echo-y churchbell chanting, Burke possesses a power-filled vocal sound that harkens back not only to those other polar queens of disaffected freakout psychedelia Nico and Barbara Manning, but she is also akin to and inspired by Hildegard von Bingen, the 12th-century Benedictine mystical abbess. With the low drone of chord organ and farfisa, detuned ringing guitar, and endlessly looped, multiply-tracked vocals applied with heaps of delay, Fursaxa sounds like a tripped-out medievalist perched upon a poppy petal. Alone in the Dark Wood, recorded half in Pennsylvania, half in Finland, evokes pale moonlight and deep shadows, where tree limbs bend to form cathedral arches over a procession of mystics. Disembodied female voices rise like sacral fire-smoke amongst the strum of mandolin, balalaika, and the pipers call of bells and flute-whistle. At some turns mournful and stark, at others a celebratory invocation, Alone in the Dark Wood displays Burkes alchemical knack for turning folk into lo-fi, and then into sheer psych and back again, but more importantly, her music is pure humming narcosis." - ATP

Artist: FURSAXA
Title: Lepidoptera
Format: CD
Label: ATP
Country: UK
Price: $15.00
"This is the fourth full-length release from West Philly-based solo artist Tara Burke aka Fursaxa. Boasting a fan base with the likes of Bardo Pond, Acid Mothers Temple and Thurston Moore who released a record by her on his Ecstatic Peace! imprint two years ago, Fursaxa is a new signing to ATP Recordings. A previous member of the band UN, Burke is now one of the epicentres and key collaborators of the North American free-folk movement, along with such luminaries as Jack Rose, Charalambides, Ben Chasny and the Jewelled Antler Collective. With her hypnotic, echo-y churchbell chanting, Burke possesses a power-filled vocal sound that harkens back not only to those other polar queens of disaffected freakout psychedelia Nico and Barbara Manning, but she is also akin to and inspired by Hildegard von Bingen, the 12th-century Benedictine mystical abbess. With the low drone of chord organ and farfisa, detuned ringing guitar, and endlessly looped, multiply-tracked vocals applied with heaps of delay, Fursaxa sounds like a tripped-out medievalist perched upon a poppy petal. Burke has an alchemical knack for turning folk into lo-fi, and then into sheer psych and back again, but more importantly, her music is pure humming narcosis."

Artist: FURSAXA
Title: Mycorrhizae Realm
Format: LP
Label: ATP
Country: UK
Price: $19.00
"Fursaxa is Tara Burke. Formerly a member of the Siltbreeze band UN, Tara started her Fursaxa project in 1999 after UN disbanded. Since then Fursaxa has released six full length albums on the Acid Mothers Temple label, Ecstatic Peace, Time Lag, Eclipse, Last Visible Dog, and ATP. In addition there have been 3 self released CD-Rs and a CD on her own Sylph recordings. In the summer of 2008 Fursaxa started recording her seventh full length record Mycorrhizae Realm at Hexham Head studio in Philadelphia. This studio recording is a first, as all of the previous releases have been recorded at home on a four track. In addition to recording, Fursaxa has played live music at venues in the US, UK, and Europe, touring with Bardo Pond, Black Forest/Black Sea, Christina Carter, Jack Rose, Spires That in The Sunset Rise, and Brightblack Morning Light to name a few. Over the last couple of years Fursaxa has been collaborating more and more with other musicians as well. Espers member Helena Espvall and Tara have a duo called Anahita, and Sharron Kraus and Tara have the duo Tau Emerald. And in September of 2006 Fursaxa became part of The Valerie Project, which was a live soundtrack for the 1970 Czech film Valerie And Her Week Of Wonders. Tara really enjoyed playing with these musicians and decided to engage Greg Weeks, Mary Lattimore, and Helena Espvall, all fellow Valerians, for her next album. Greg recorded the album at his studio, Mary played harp on 4 songs and also co-wrote 2 of the songs, and Helena played cello on 3 songs. It is an exercise in symbiosis." - ATP.
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Artist: JACKIE-O MOTHERFUCKER
Title: fig. 5
Format: CD
Label: ATP
Country: UK
Price: $15.00
"This is the ATP Recordings reissue of the masterful Fig. 5, released in 2000 on Road Cone and previously out-of-print. Since 1994 Jackie-O-Motherfucker have been a spiraling collective, inspired by an impossibly diverse array of sound and vision -- free jazz and rock, graffiti, space rock, folk music, xerox art, text/sound art, hip-hop, performance and video art, electronic and primitive music, you name it. The wider distribution and visibility afforded by the efforts of Road Cone delivered the bands artifacts to a worldwide audience, with much critical acclaim. Core members Tom Greenwood (guitar, vox, turntables), Brooke Crouser (vox, keyboards, reeds), and John Flaming (reeds) are featured on this record: music you put on the stereo to go about your business -- folding laundry, whatever -- not even realizing you are listening until youre sitting on the edge of the bed completely lost in the sound. While one wishes for better fidelity, its hard to argue with the Pitchfork kids terming this album a "masterpiece" (revolutionary 9.2 rating!) Its up to you to decide whether it is in fact the "secret national anthem."

Artist: JACKIE-O MOTHERFUCKER
Title: Flags of the Sacred Harp
Format: CD
Label: ATP
Country: UK
Price: $15.00
"This is the highly-anticipated fifth full-length JOMF release, their first in three years. Jackie-O Motherfucker was formed in 1994 by Tom Greenwood and Nester Bucket layering guitars and sax over hand-cut analog tape loops and collage, collections of found sound, field recordings, cut-up classic rock, hip-hop beats and 4-tracked drones. Assembled and processed, the band rehearsed often in the basement of an abandoned drug store on Mississippi St. in North Portland. The first live performances featured an amplified reel-to-reel tape machine and electric guitar while additions of live percussion, 8-track tapes, alto sax, and a turntable filled out the sound.  After a US/European tour in the late summer of 2003 the East Coast configuration of JOMF temporarily dissolved, with members returning to Brooklyn and Montreal. The group re-assembled in Portland and recording sessions began for Flags of the Sacred Harp.  Honey Owens returned to working with the group again, having departed after Fig. 5 to work with her other group Nudge. The new configuration also includes guitarist Adam Forkner (Yumi Bitsu, Whiterainbow, Devendra Banhart). Over a year in the making, Flags of the Sacred Harp displays the groups patient and evolved songwriting style with historic references to American blues and hymns. One of the most focused and sublime releases from Jackie-O Motherfucker, the release contains songs that are all manifestations, mutations and re-interpretations of old blues and gospel, specifically from an old hymnal called "The Sacred Harp." Three lush, beautiful vocal arrangements on each side of a 17-minute soaring instrumental making a total of 7 songs unfolding over 70+ minutes. Flags of the Sacred Harp is an epic recording documenting the groups maturing skills in writing, arranging and production and is a timeless de-construction of American music." - ATP

Artist: JACKIE-O MOTHERFUCKER
Title: Liberation
Format: CD
Label: ATP
Country: UK
Price: $15.00
"Reissue of Jackie-O-Motherfuckers 2001 Liberation, originally released on Road Cone. This album was highly acclaimed for its superior production, and marks the bands slow move towards more song-oriented and loosely-composed material. Its a dreamier, organic, more transitional record that proudly displays Jackie-Os emotional sophistication and ever-expansive chops. Multi-intrumentalists Tom Greenwood and Jef Brown and various Jackie-O collective members use vibraphone, fiddle, organ, turntables, sitar and reed to augment and illustrate a variant cacaphony, even dipping into free-jazz territory. Liberation picks up where Fig. 5 left off, except with more lone, anthemic post-rock simultaneously invoking elements of Spaceman 3, Can, Dirty Three, Derek Bailey, the Art Ensemble of Chicago and Amon Düül. Far more hazy than their previous releases, Liberation cemented the band as an ever-revolving cast of collaborators willing to participate in a free-flowing experiment in free-jazz, folk, psych-rock, post-rock, and distorted Americana."

Artist: TUCKER, ALEXANDER
Title: Custom Made
Format: Double 7"
Label: ATP
Country: UK
Price: $15.00
"ATP Recordings presents the second installment in their limited edition 2x7" Custom Made series from Alexander Tucker. Tucker chose a version of "Phantom Rings" with a heavier riff and a harmonized vocal cycle. This version of "Veins To The Sky" features electric mandolin and "Rodeo In The Sky" is Tuckers take on his favorite Fursaxa song. "Florence Blue" was inspired by Neil Campbell and Richard Youngs and includes bowed mandolin loops, doomy classical guitar, and melancholy vocals. Limited to 1000 copies." - ATP

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