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Artist: ALVARIUS B
Title: Alvarius B
Format: CD
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $14.50
"CD reissue of the first Alvarius B record. Thirty-two instrumental acoustic guitar excursions into a realm of weird lo-fi rustic beauty that sketch retro-portraits of several folk guitar styles, some which may never have existed before. From abrasive to delicate, these lucid antique paintings with acoustic guitar employ Appalachian polyrhythms, dark melodies, flamenco thrash, alien tunings, pseudo eastern drones, cinematic backroad twang, and other hybrid ideas not easily described. This record is a folk drifter classic and is now available again for the first time in a decade. Originally released as 1000 copies (vinyl only) in 1994 on Abduction. Recorded from 1981-1989 by Alvarius B (aka Alan Bishop/Sun City Girls) onto various portable cassette decks and includes the original 28 tracks from the LP plus four unreleased bonus tracks." - Abduction.

Artist: ALVARIUS B
Title: Baroque Primitiva
Format: CD/Book
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"A much-needed CD issue of an LP, released this last February in microquantities. The dastardly minds behind this project, a first spurt from the reactivated Poon Village label, have collaborated on the new package as well. And it is a deluxe eye-swim through various forms of feminine beauty, its 32-page booklet displaying images that look as though they were found in a smoky catacomb carved into the hills of Charlestown. By my count, Baroque Primitiva is the sixth album by Alvarius B. and is, like its predecessors, a deep dive through mysterious waters. The 11 tracks here were recorded at various sessions over the course of several years and range from Humor Police (a track imagining what Syd Barrett might have sounded like had he been a devotee of Rembetika) to a trippily Beatles-damaged version of You Only Live Twice (the sole surviving shard of the aborted Alvarius B. Plays The Bond Songbook project). Baroque Primitiva is the first long-format telegram from Alvarius B. since he lost his mothership (the Sun City Girls, with whom he employed his slave name, Alan Bishop) and it also feels like his most consistently non-acerbic -- perhaps even most beauty-oriented -- work. The songs often have a meditative pace, filled with gorgeous lo-fi blends of vocals, guitar, bass and keys. Eyvind Kang guests on several tracks, but the bulk of the material was broadcast direct from the naked soul of Alvarius B., which turns out to be a warmer, sweeter place than you might imagine. And while this CD will be available for a tad longer than the 30 seconds the LP lasted, a set as thoroughly gorgeous as this will not linger. Take a deep breath of its magic and go for it. Why deny yourself such bountiful pleasures?" -Byron Coley

Artist: ALVARIUS B
Title: Blood Operatives of the Barium Sunset
Format: LP
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Its been seven years since we heard the last Alvarius B record ( Alan Bishop /Sun City Girls ), and Blood Operatives of the Barium Sunset is the third released thus far. This is a collection of songs seemingly based on actual, but unnamed shady characters of the global underworld past and present, according to the brief statement on the insert. Regardless of intent, this is cryptic folk music of the highest order, with several tracks employing folk/rock/psych orchestrations featuring the talents of Eyvind Kang ,Tim Young ,Richard Bishop ,Andrew McGinnis and Randall Dunn . Twisted Americana folklore breeds with baroque Italian cinematic pop, dark ballads, and vagrant story lines. Eleven unique and varied tracks and the most "produced" Alvarius B record to date. This is a limited edition one-time pressing of 1000 vinyl LPs with lyric sheet insert."
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Artist: ALVARIUS B
Title: Blood Operatives Of The Barium Sunset
Format: CD
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Originally released in 2005 as a limited edition vinyl LP -- the first Alvarius B. (Alan Bishop/Sun City Girls) full-length release in 7 years. Blood Operatives Of The Barium Sunset is a collection of songs seemingly based on actual, but unnamed, shady characters of the global underworld past and present, according to the brief statement on the insert. Regardless of intent, this is cryptic folk music of the highest order, with several tracks employing folk/rock/psych orchestrations featuring the talents of Eyvind Kang, Tim Young, Richard Bishop, Andrew McGinnis and Randall Dunn. Hailed as a masterpiece by a fair number of the few whove actually heard it, Blood Operatives... sounds as fresh, challenging, and separated from everything else today, as it did six years ago upon initial release. Twisted Americana folklore breeding with baroque Italian cinematic pop, dark ballads, and vagrant story lines, these 11 unique tracks compile the most "produced" Alvarius B. record to date. CD tri-fold digipak comes with a booklet of song lyrics." - Abduction.

Artist: ALVARIUS B
Title: Fuck You and the Horse You Rode In On
Format: LP
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
"The album title pretty much says it all. A brain-splattered document of pre-Sun City Girls weirdness by Alvarius B. (Alan Bishop) from 1981-1983, consisting of raw, live and unfiltered home recordings on acoustic and electric guitar with effects, vocals, flute, harmonica, and other miscellaneous odd instruments. Extremely limited one-time pressing of 400 LP copies." -Abduction.

Artist: ALVARIUS B
Title: s/t
Format: Double CD
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Originally released in 1998 as a limited edition vinyl 2LP -- the second Alvarius B. (Alan Bishop/Sun City Girls) full-length release. Perhaps the most deranged collection of original folk songs ever cut to wax. Dark, twisted & apocalyptic with razor twang acoustic guitar & vocal delivery, this epic lo-fi cassette deconstruction/demolition of everything "folk-singer-songwriter" slipped under the radar to a few lucky souls who grabbed the original pressing of this when it showed up 14 years ago. Here is your chance to get it again as a 2CD reissue. The tri-fold digipak includes six bonus tracks, a booklet with lyrics to all 45 songs, and liner notes by Trey Spruance." - Abduction. "I think its fair to say that in AB we have the most inspiring and wholesome, cussing, violent and truthful musical interpenetrator of the psychic Realities that has probably ever graced this fair and fucked land." - Trey Spruance.

Artist: ALVARIUS B
Title: s/t
Format: Double LP
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $29.00
"Originally released in 1998 as a limited edition vinyl 2LP -- the second Alvarius B. (Alan Bishop/Sun City Girls) full-length release. Perhaps the most deranged collection of original folk songs ever cut to wax. Dark, twisted & apocalyptic with razor twang acoustic guitar & vocal delivery, this epic lo-fi cassette deconstruction/demolition of everything "folk-singer-songwriter" slipped under the radar to a few lucky souls who grabbed the original pressing of this when it showed up 14 years ago. Here is your chance to get it again housed in the exact 2LP gatefold jacket as the original with lyrics to all 39 tracks printed inside, strictly limited to 400 copies." - Abduction. "I think its fair to say that in AB we have the most inspiring and wholesome, cussing, violent and truthful musical interpenetrator of the psychic Realities that has probably ever graced this fair and fucked land." - Trey Spruance.
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Artist: ALVARIUS B
Title: What One Man Can Do with an Acoustic Guitar, Surely Another Can Do with His Hands Around the Neck of God
Format: LP
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
"The album title pretty much says it all. Yes we know thats the same thing we said about last years Alvarius B. (Alan Bishop) archival release Fuck You and the Horse You Rode In On LP, but while What One Man Can Do... has a similar approach in attitude, it comes a decade later as solo acoustic guitar instrumentals recorded during the 1990s. Perhaps, if its contextualization you are seeking, you could consider this a continuation of the first Alvarius B. album (ABDT 004CD -- acoustic guitar instrumentals recorded during the 1980s). Or, you could simply imagine that these are songs about strangling people like you with a low E steel guitar string. This (recorded straight to cassette) acoustic guitar sound has more of a resemblance to a performance on power tools than it does to strumming or picking a Martin flat top. So if youve been leisurely waking up on Sunday mornings to sit down, have a cup of tea in your non-smoking kitchen breakfast-nook, staring out into the garden while listening to your old Fahey records, step aside and let someone else own this piece of wax -- someone who may take the body of an old fucked-up guitar and start pounding people like you into the pavement with it. Extremely limited one-time pressing of 400 LP copies." - Abduction.
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Artist: CLIMAX GOLDEN TWINS
Title: 5 Cents A Piece
Format: LP
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Climax Golden Twins are back in action and perhaps better than ever here with this gorgeous limited edition 180 gram slab of wax. This is their debut release on the Abduction label and were wondering why it took so long. These grooves are sewn together like a patchwork quilt of audio curiosities from a boarded-up backroad museum - the kind thats haunted by vaudevillian ghosts of days gone by. Theres the heavy electrified trio improv attack mode theyve been utilizing at live shows lately to maximum effect along with some twisted front-porch twang and twilight melodic folk stitched together with odd field recordings and occasional sinister pathways not unlike their Session Nine soundtrack work. And where did that drummer come from? The finale "For The Exited" ascends and swirls into a deep coma of electro-cosmic rock. Turn it all the way up! If you always wanted to explore CGT only to find that most of their back catalog is long out-of-print, this LP is a great way to start, but you better hurry because its a one-time pressing limited to 500 copies on 180 gram vinyl with vintage pulchritudes printed on the labels - so wedge yourself between two hooters, farm boy, because theres fifty ways the cleavage smothers!" -Abduction
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Artist: DIAMANTE, HERB
Title: May I Light Your Cigarette?
Format: CD
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $14.50
"This debut release from the mysterious Herb Diamante will transport you on a naughty journey through his speakeasy of debauchery and sin. These eleven tracks of alcohol, tobacco, and desire are driven by his rich, golden voice atop a psychedelic showroom of sound. Herb Diamante is perhaps the most unique lounge singer around. He sings songs about eggplants, yellow kazoos, and delicate stilettos. Then, hell "hail the fish-king" and finish you off with "a wasp in a jam jar." The elusive Englishman has finally allowed himself to be documented amidst a career built of legendary "word of mouth" appearances on both sides of the Atlantic. A long, tragic set of strange circumstances and sporadic insanity has somehow combined to create Herbs extended and sometimes frighteningly vivid hallucinatory universe. However, he remains a hopeless romantic and will forever pursue his difficult and evasive vision." - Abduction.

Artist: DIMINISHED MEN
Title: Capnomancy
Format: LP
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"By distorting hard-boiled film music through a cracked, overcast lens, Diminished Men refocus their influences into something entirely unique. Capnomancy, their second release on the Abduction label, is a collection of stark, exotic instrumentals full of high-tension energy and infected terror. Cloaked in a supernatural fog and man-made electrical storms, chiaroscuro landscapes read like a sci-fi postcard with a giallo ransom note attached. The bands jagged, hard-charging approach evokes images of slit jugulars and accelerated heart rates, all the while swathing you in a blissful claustrophobia, reflecting elements of Morricones dissonant horror scores, gritty noir cues, and the bloodshot nerves of a kratom-hazed Link Wray. Distant, searing guitars and pummeling drums seep with slow-pan derangement, panicked suspense and clouded 50s Americana delusion. The smoke clears and reveals a mirage of melancholy Wenders-esque backdrops and AM radio nightmares, but quickly returns to some other world that it came from. The final album to be released from his now-defunct Aleph Studio, producer Randall Dunn (Sunn O))), Earth, Secret Chiefs 3, Wolves In The Throne Room, etc.) contributes greatly with his visceral, heavy production, making this album their darkest offering yet. Another bizarre series of degenerate no-hit wonders from the phantom guitars of Steve Schmitt, drummer Dave Abramson and multi-instrumentalist Simon Henneman. Capnomancy features guest appearances from members of Master Musicians Of Bukkake as well as other Northwest delinquents, saxophonist Skerik and vocalist Sara Johanne. Extremely limited edition of 400 LP copies." -Abduction.

Artist: DIMINISHED MEN
Title: Shadow Instrumentals
Format: LP
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
Seattles Diminished Men present a full-length record for the Abduction label. This LP is a limited edition of 500 copies and comes pressed on 180 gram vinyl. "If current instrumental music was always as majestic and compelling as this, Id hang up my retro-Italian soundtrack collectors boots for good. From the explosive drums rolls on the opening track, the only cover on the record, "LAppel du Vere," from Roman Polanskis The Tenant (music by Philippe Sarde), to the darkly exotic finale, "A Housewifes Dram," this album is a superbly crafted mosaic of whip-cracking vengeance, speak-easy hallucinations and haunted geography. Besides the Italian-Western overtones, the carnival-esque freakshow backdrops, Korshid-Egyptian guitar passages, and flipped-out electronic space-psych, are perhaps the best surf-inspired tracks Ive heard in years. Its spine-chilling how producer Randall Dunn (Sunn O))), Earth, Eyvind Kang, Sun City Girls, Secret Chiefs 3, Six Organs Of Admittance, Wayne Horvitz, Matt Chamberlain, Grails, Wolves In The Throne Room, etc.) managed to make this record the ultimate mid-60s surf-vampire-Western revival soundtrack. Elements of Joe Meeks best Moontrekkers productions cross with a dash of Badalamenti murder blues-drama, setting the stage for Steve Schmitts cobra-twilight guitar work and the outlaw drums of Dave Abramson to leave their indelible stains across this 41-minute epic journey." - Alan Bishop (Sun City Girls).

Artist: DIMINISHED MEN
Title: Vision in Crime
Format: LP
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
“Distorted through a shattered lens, Diminished Men refocus hard-boiled cinema and classic instrumental music into something entirely unique. Vision in Crime, their third LP on Sun City Girls Abduction label, unfolds like a paranormal detective story full of delinquent exotica, deranged noir, hyperventilating surf, and shortwave radio nightmares. Opening number "Chamber," an apparition of a forensics crime scene investigation, sets the tone but quickly spirals into the cobra-twilight guitar work of Steve Schmitt on the Aegean Sea-inspired espionage-surf track "Oistros Dolorous." From here the bands mutant lounge carnage weaves through sinister cityscapes and plazas, kudzu-infested forests on the avant-spy jazz of "Kudzu Mine," lost island noir, hallucinatory gamelan rock, and phantom radio dispatches. By the time that mickey sets in, the title-track, a hauntingly gorgeous ballad, closes out the album. Diminished Men possess dangerous musical minds pulsing with nervous electricity, shattering Fender reverb, explodo-free jazz, and gorgeous, sometimes romantic melancholy. Featuring Steve Schmitt on guitars, drummer Dave Abramson (Master Musicians of Bukkake), and Simon Henneman on Bass VI. Vision in Crime includes special guest recording appearances by saxophonists Skerik (Critters Buggin, Garage a Trois, Wayne Horvitz) and Neil Welch (Bad Luck, King Tears Bat Trip). Limited edition of 500.” - Abduction.

Artist: HOUND DOG TAYLORS HAND
Title: Hound Dog Taylors Hand
Format: LP
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
“Abduction Records present the first vinyl LP release of Hound Dog Taylors Hand. The trio consists of Jeffery Taylor (Climax Golden Twins/AFCGT/Spider Trio) on electric guitar, Mark Ostrowski (Monktail/Wally Shoup Quartet) on drums and John Seman (Monktail/Ask The Ages) on contrabass. The music is a heavy dose of jazz, blues, and improvisation. Sharp and destructive yet cerebral and clever, these tracks finally expose one of Seattles best-kept secret treasures to the world as the only way you could have heard them, before would have been at one of their extremely rare live shows in the Puget Sound area or from their locally produced cassette from a few years back. The second track on side one titled "Beatrice", features Climax Golden Twins and Beatrice Harrison. Edition of 500.” - Abduction.

"Hound Dog Taylors Hand bring a highbrow brutalism and cranky chaos to jazz rock. [They] sound like Hound Dog Taylors actual hand looks: scary and slightly off - Fans of Sonny Sharrock and Billy Cobhams Spectrum, take note." - Dave Segal, The Stranger.

Artist: INVISIBLE HANDS, THE
Title: Insect Dilemma/Disallowed
Format: 7"
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
"The Invisible Hands is the English translation of the bands original Egyptian Arabic name: El Ayadi El Khafeyya] This is the brand-new project of Alvarius B. (Alan Bishop of Sun City Girls). Recorded in Cairo in October 2012, both tracks on this 7" are not found on the new Invisible Hands self-titled album (ABDT 050CD) and are exclusive to this 45 rpm. Side one is a fully-orchestrated version of two Alvarius B. tracks, one of those tracks, "Insect Dilemma," was included on Sun City Girls classic 330,003 Crossdressers from Beyond the Rig Veda album from 1996. Side B, "Lili Twil," is a cover of a Moroccan folk song from the early 1970s sung in Arabic by Aya Hemeda. Limited edition one-time pressing with full-color picture sleeve." -Abduction.

Artist: INVISIBLE HANDS, THE
Title: S/T
Format: Double LP
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $28.00
"Limited edition 2LP. The Invisible Hands is the English translation of the bands original Egyptian Arabic name: El Ayadi El Khafeyya. Taking almost two years to create amidst an unusual and challenging backdrop, this is the new project of Alvarius B. (Alan Bishop of Sun City Girls). Eleven highly-crafted songs projected through his typically dark lens of songwriting and a band of brilliant musicians from Egypt; this special edition limited 2LP includes the English and Arabic language vocal versions of the album together in one set. Sides A and B are the English album delivered in ABs patented sinister style, drenched in lovely psychedelic folk arrangements and vocal choruses with a nod to what could have potentially been an album that surfaced decades ago but instead found its way into the future, superimposed over historic and tumultuous times in the center of the Arab world. Sides C and D are the Arabic version -- the exact same 11 songs but the lead vocals are sung in Arabic by Cherif El Masri and Aya Hemeda. The mixes are almost identical but there are various subtle differences in instrumentation, vocal choruses, and effects. The group was established during the summer of 2011 and the album was recorded in Cairo in May of 2012. Band members include Cherif El Masri and Aya Hemeda (both former members of popular Egyptian group Eskenderella) with drummer Magued Nagati. On a handful of songs, several other players from the Cairo scene are featured including Sam Shalabi (Shalabi Effect/Land Of Kush) on oud and Mohamed Medhat on violin and viola. This limited edition one-time 2LP vinyl pressing comes in a beautiful heavy-duty gatefold jacket with full-color artwork and all lyrics and credits printed in English and Arabic." -Abduction.

Artist: INVISIBLE HANDS, THE
Title: S/T
Format: CD
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"The Invisible Hands is the English translation of the bands original Egyptian Arabic name: El Ayadi El Khafeyya. Taking almost two years to create amidst an unusual and challenging backdrop, this is the brand new project of Alvarius B. (Alan Bishop of Sun City Girls). Eleven highly-crafted new songs projected through his typically dark lens of songwriting and a band of brilliant musicians from Cairo, the premier, self-titled CD version of this album is the English language vocals edition (see below) delivered in ABs patented sinister style; drenched in lovely psychedelic folk arrangements and vocal choruses with a nod to what could have potentially been an album that surfaced decades ago but instead found its way into the future superimposed over historic and tumultuous times in the center of the Arab world. The group was established during the summer of 2011 and the album was recorded in Cairo in May of 2012. Band members include Cherif El Masri and Aya Hemeda (both former members of popular Egyptian group Eskenderella) with drummer Magued Nagati. On a handful of songs, several other players from the Cairo scene are featured including Sam Shalabi (Shalabi Effect/Land Of Kush) on oud and Mohamed Medhat on violin and viola. All tracks written and sung by Alvarius B. in English. Note: This is the English language CD version of the album. An Arabic language CD version will only be available to purchase in the Middle East. Both English and Arabic language versions will be available for digital download and both versions together will be available as a limited edition 2LP in the very near future." -Abduction.

Artist: INVISIBLE HANDS, THE
Title: Teslam
Format: CD
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"The Invisible Hands is a transcontinental collaboration between Alvarius B. (Alan Bishop of Sun City Girls) and four stellar young musicians from Cairo, Egypt: Cherif El Masri, Aya Hemeda (both formerly of the popular Egyptian group Eskenderella), Adham Zidanand Magued Nagati. On Teslam, The Invisible Hands expand the already panoramic range of their eponymous debut LP with a haunting set of melodic, impeccably crafted songs whose vintage psych/hard-rock edge conjures up early Alice Cooper almost as often as it recalls Sun City Girls and 20th-century icons like Ennio Morricone and Serge Gainsbourg. The bands exquisite sonic palette is deepened by Cairo-based guest musicians Mohamed Ibrahim, Mohamed Moe Asem, andSammy Sayed, as well as by longtime SCG compatriot Eyvind Kang. Recorded in Cairo between 2013 and 2014, Teslam represents a further evolution of Alvarius B.s peerlessly idiosyncratic pop sensibility, which is just as volatile and unclassifiable as his more experimental work. His songwriting -- both on his own, and in partnership with Cherif El Masri -- is marked by a unity of purpose that has compressed countless musical and emotional incongruities into a handful of sharp-edged, pitch-black jewels. A brooding track composed by keyboardist Adham Zidan (The Great Implosion) perfectly complements the records uneasy mood. As usual, Alvarius B.s lyrics comprise an apocalyptic pile-up of cruel metaphors at the intersection of culture, politics and international crime. But they take on new power and new implications as sung by El Masri and Hemeda, whose seductive voices are as inviting as a welcome mat at the gates of hell. Each song stands on its own while also fitting into a planet-sized jigsaw puzzle detailing dark associations and secret narratives that stretch back as far as the foundation of the world. Arguably Alvarius B.s most accessible work to date, Teslam is a generously baited steel-jaw trap for the unwary listener. Like The Invisible Hands 2013 debut,Teslam inevitably reflects the precarious political circumstances in which it was conceived and recorded. As such, its a vivid document not just of an unlikely musical collaboration, but also of a critical moment of hope, defiance, rage and sorrow in one of the worlds most venerable cities. [This limited-edition razor-edged stainless-steel CD comes in a beautiful die cut balsawood jacket that folds out to form a fully operational guillotine. Just kidding, but it does come as a digipak CD with lyrics booklet and lovely artwork]." - B. Kearney.

Artist: INVISIBLE HANDS, THE
Title: Teslam
Format: LP
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"The Invisible Hands is a transcontinental collaboration between Alvarius B. (Alan Bishop of Sun City Girls) and four stellar young musicians from Cairo, Egypt: Cherif El Masri, Aya Hemeda (both formerly of the popular Egyptian group Eskenderella), Adham Zidan and Magued Nagati. On Teslam, The Invisible Hands expand the already panoramic range of their eponymous debut LP with a haunting set of melodic, impeccably crafted songs whose vintage psych/hard-rock edge conjures up early Alice Cooper almost as often as it recalls Sun City Girls and 20th-century icons like Ennio Morricone and Serge Gainsbourg. The bands exquisite sonic palette is deepened by Cairo-based guest musicians Mohamed Ibrahim, Mohamed Moe Asem, and Sammy Sayed, as well as by longtime SCG compatriot Eyvind Kang. Recorded in Cairo between 2013 and 2014, Teslam represents a further evolution of Alvarius B.s peerlessly idiosyncratic pop sensibility, which is just as volatile and unclassifiable as his more experimental work. His songwriting -- both on his own, and in partnership with Cherif El Masri -- is marked by a unity of purpose that has compressed countless musical and emotional incongruities into a handful of sharp-edged, pitch-black jewels. A brooding track composed by keyboardist Adham Zidan (The Great Implosion) perfectly complements the records uneasy mood. As usual, Alvarius B.s lyrics comprise an apocalyptic pile-up of cruel metaphors at the intersection of culture, politics and international crime. But they take on new power and new implications as sung by El Masri and Hemeda, whose seductive voices are as inviting as a welcome mat at the gates of hell. Each song stands on its own while also fitting into a planet-sized jigsaw puzzle detailing dark associations and secret narratives that stretch back as far as the foundation of the world. Arguably Alvarius B.s most accessible work to date, Teslam is a generously baited steel-jaw trap for the unwary listener. Like The Invisible Hands 2013 debut, Teslam inevitably reflects the precarious political circumstances in which it was conceived and recorded. As such, its a vivid document not just of an unlikely musical collaboration, but also of a critical moment of hope, defiance, rage and sorrow in one of the worlds most venerable cities." - B. Kearney.

Artist: MILLIS, ROBERT
Title: The Lonesome High
Format: LP
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Robert Millis is known for many things - co-founder of Climax Golden Twins, Messenger Girls Trio, and AFCGT; filmmaker and producer for the Sublime Frequencies label; co-producer of the Victrola Favorites book and cassette series. Now, thanks to The Lonesome High, hell be known as a singer/songwriter. After listening to his stunning debut album, youll be wondering where the fuck this side of Millis has been lurking all along. Hes been performing some of these tracks live for the past few years crafting them to where they are now - tilted perspectives lodged somewhere between the grittier climate zones of the the Rain Dogs (1985) plateau and a more psychotic trailer park way out on the Death Of A Ladys Man (1977) peninsula. Millis really delivers the goods here. The songwriting has depth, stinging clarity and vaporizing ambiguity. The more upbeat tracks like "The Run Around", "Down In The Hold" and "Tricky" have an immediate classic familiarity - hear them once and youre hooked. But The Lonesome High becomes a monster statement thanks to "Marvelous Fool", "Charming Chisel", "Notes On A Scandal", and "Drowsy Sleeper". Its the stark cryptic beauty and detached awareness of these four ballads that define the heart and soul of this record. So if youre looking for a contemporary troubadour who can actually deliver a solid 40 minutes of listening pleasure (not an easy task these days), youll find it right here in spades. Features percussion by Dave Abramson (Diminished Men/Master Musicians Of Bukkake), backing vocals by Alan Bishop (Alvarius B/Sun City Girls). Front cover art by Jesse Paul Miller; Includes a download card." - Abduction.

Artist: NEUNG PHAK
Title: (Mono Pause)
Format: CD
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $14.50
"2004 release, now fully available. The precursor to the radically life-changing Fucking USA 7" (ABD 031). Not only will listening to this music take your mind off how youll manage paying off your debts and surrendering your soul to the ruling elite, but its almost a soundtrack manifesto justifying a great "career move" where you can uproot your pathetic and truly meaningless life in Western society and relocate to the great inner-peninsula of Southeast Asia. This is what you could be listening to when you move into that cheap apartment overlooking the Chao Phraya River: some roots "Molarm beat" from the Lao countryside, creamy Khmer ballads and Cambodian Rock, with a dash of Bangkok big city pop. Dig this template of tropical seduction, from rural to urban, through thick sewage and pristine rice paddies, side-steppin the sex tourist industry just enough to make this disc legal to purchase. On second thought, stay where you are and dont ruin it for the rest of us whose souls are firmly embedded in the great tunnels beneath the underground cities of Angkor stretching their way to the sewers of Soi Cowboy. Its starting to get too crowded over here! Stay where you are!" - Abduction.

Artist: NEUNG PHAK
Title: 2
Format: LP
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"In the pantheon of Western-tilted South East Asian tribute groups, Oakland, Californias Neung Phak (pronounced: "Noong PAHK") have carved out a decades worth of inspired and unique recordings and performance since their 2001 debut, (birthed as a spin-off from legendary Bay Area group Mono Pause). Galvanized by exposure to thousands of South East Asian cassette tapes, LPs and radio broadcasts harvested during years of travels (co-founder Mark Gergis is a key conspirator with international record label Sublime Frequencies), the 7-piece group play folk and pop sounds from Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, Vietnam and elsewhere, using a variety of Western and non-Western instruments. Neung Phak delivers international sounds that trade the gloss and sheen of so-called "World Music" for the energy and unpredictability you can find when youre somewhere else. After two releases on Abduction and several performances and tours, Neung Phak have returned with their second full-length studio LP. 2 showcases molam-folk pop and acid-rock hauntings from Thailands yesterday and today, Javanese dancefloor dangdut, and Cambodian instrumental dramas -- all retold in inimitable Neung Phak parlance. The stunning Indonesian pop gem, "Bang Toyib," features guest Alan Bishop (Sun City Girls) on Bahasa vocals. Thai dance-pop cuts "Poot" and "Poo Jud" feature veteran singer Diana Hayes. The damning "Fucking USA" was purportedly recorded in a North Korean studio -- and the epic retelling of the classic southern Thai-styled "Sat Chatri," closes down the LP in sprawling, psychedelic form. Limited edition one-time pressing of 500 copies with download card." -Abduction.

Artist: NEUNG PHAK
Title: 2
Format: CD
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"In the pantheon of Western-tilted South East Asian tribute groups, Oakland, Californias Neung Phak (pronounced: "Noong PAHK") have carved out a decades worth of inspired and unique recordings and performance since their 2001 debut, (birthed as a spin-off from legendary Bay Area group Mono Pause). Galvanized by exposure to thousands of South East Asian cassette tapes, LPs and radio broadcasts harvested during years of travels (co-founder Mark Gergis is a key conspirator with international record label Sublime Frequencies), the 7-piece group play folk and pop sounds from Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, Vietnam and elsewhere, using a variety of Western and non-Western instruments. Neung Phak delivers international sounds that trade the gloss and sheen of so-called "World Music" for the energy and unpredictability you can find when youre somewhere else. After two releases on Abduction and several performances and tours, Neung Phak have returned with their second full-length studio LP. 2 showcases molam-folk pop and acid-rock hauntings from Thailands yesterday and today, Javanese dancefloor dangdut, and Cambodian instrumental dramas -- all retold in inimitable Neung Phak parlance. The stunning Indonesian pop gem, "Bang Toyib," features guest Alan Bishop (Sun City Girls) on Bahasa vocals. Thai dance-pop cuts "Poot" and "Poo Jud" feature veteran singer Diana Hayes. The damning "Fucking USA" was purportedly recorded in a North Korean studio -- and the epic retelling of the classic southern Thai-styled "Sat Chatri" closes down the album in sprawling, psychedelic form." -Abduction.

Artist: POREST
Title: Tourrorists!
Format: CD
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $14.50
"Abduction Records presents the fourth full-length release from Oakland, Californias one-man detonator, Porest. Tourrorists! is a diabolical folk power-stew told through swirling Mid-Eastern psych-rockers, contraband cut-ups, illegal pop epics, instrumental songs of political sabotage and clever tales about travel, terror and more. This album is a lit-fuse, bound to be banned! Discover the awful truth about becoming a U.S. citizen. Bear witness to the tragic disco anthem of a Guantanamo escapee. Discover the inner-secrets of an emerging global cannibalism trade and get powerful information on some of the most exciting terror cells operating both in and outside of the United States today! Five-thousand Americans died to bring you this album...and 5,000 more will die if you dont buy it RIGHT NOW! Also featured are special musical guests including Finlands Aavikko." - Abduction.

Artist: SUN CITY GIRLS
Title: Carnival Folklore Resurrection Radio One & Two
Format: Double CD
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
Volume 11/12 in a series of hopefully never-ending CDs under the title of the Sun City Girls Carnival Folklore Resurrection. Limited one time only pressing of 1000 copies. "Originally aired on Brian Turners WFMU radio show in November of 2002, this head-splitting 2 CD set is unlike any previous SCG encounter. The landmark broadcast includes: radio collage (from Thailand and beyond), trio Improv, pseudo-Rock, Folk, French and Italian pop, Noise, ethereal space music, answering machine messages, Uncle Jim rants, lounge, field recordings, fucked-up Hip-Hop and much MORE. The set also features the SCG soundtrack music (Nibiru) to the opening shot from Harmony Korines British TV documentary of David Blaines 44 day fast in a suspended glass box over London and an excerpt from an actual Masonic Funeral! Several of the songs have been re-mixed from the original aired broadcast. AND, a Track by SPECS ONE and a distant message from LAIRD HENN appear as guest performers." - Abduction.
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Artist: SUN CITY GIRLS
Title: Carnival Folklore Resurrection Vol. 13: 98.6 IS DEATH
Format: CD
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $14.50
"The Carnival Folklore Resurrection keeps rolling in the Made for Radio format with this hour-long broadcast aired on WFPK in Louisville Kentucky in April of 2004. More manic than the 2-disc Vol. 11/12 which preceded it, there are 37 pieces crammed in 58 minutes of SCG razor-sharp patented assembly including studio outtakes from the Juggernaut and Piasa?.Devourer of Men LP recording sessions from the early 1990s, live SCG cuts, Alvarius Bacharach, whacked ideas on how to make money in a bad economy, cryptic audio theatre message rants including Uncle Jim and other characters, an Indian banjo raga by Sir RB from a hotel in Bangalore, Mexicana radio collage, indescribable subversive weirdness and its all capped-off with a cover of Morricones Man w/ a Harmonica! Limited one time pressing of 1000 copies." - Abduction.
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Artist: SUN CITY GIRLS
Title: Dulce (Original Soundtrack Recording)
Format: CD
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $15.50
"Originally released as a limited edition LP of 1000 copies in 1998, this is another mysterious soundtrack work by Sun City Girls, featuring guest appearances by Eyvind Kang, The Ruins and Jesse Paul Miller. The music flips back and forth from melodic and reflective themes to shards of noise and collective improvisation. Throw in some clarinet lounge music and spooked-out drama and you have the backdrop to a film that was never completed, explained further here from the original liner notes by Alan Bishop: "A nervous, stuttering Japanese gentleman phones me in the Fall of 1995 requesting soundtrack services from Sun City Girls for his new film project about a secret underground alien base in New Mexico most commonly referred to as Dulce. The real kick for us came when our new Japanese friend finally announced his allegiance to the esoteric Aum Shinrikyo group most famous for the sarin gas poisoning in a Tokyo subway not long ago. He also professed to be a former associate of Aum technical minister Hideo Murai who was killed by a Korean hitman in April of 1995. Murai joined the Aum priesthood in 1986, becoming the head of its science unit focusing on the current state of electromagnetic weapons development including EM beams using lasers and plasma. We flew to Japan to perform a few shows in April of 1996 and a clandestine meeting was arranged with our mysterious director friend on one of our days off in the electronics district of Osaka which happened to be less than a mile from where we were staying. So Doctor Gocher and I pretended to take a souvenir-gathering stroll down the hill and met Hachiro Maki (a pseudonym, Im sure) nearby in a temple courtyard. After thirty minutes of reviewing rough cuts on his swivel-screen Hi-8 camera and discussing the necessity of anonymity in todays international fast lane, we were one million yen richer with an 8mm tape in my back pocket. Havent heard from him since..." --Alan Bishop, 1998.

Artist: SUN CITY GIRLS
Title: Eye Mohini: Sun City Girls Singles Vol. 3
Format: CD
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Volume 3 in the series of Sun City Girls singles, compilations, and rare tracks, consists of material recorded between the mid-1980s and early 1990s. Much of this collection reflects the Arabic guitar instrumental and acoustic pseudo-Asian vocal folk styles of the band from the period when they recorded relentlessly. The 14 cuts vary wildly in scope yet maintain a consistent listening experience throughout, bridging a wide gap between the bands second full-length LP Grotto of Miracles (Track 3 -- "Gum Arabic" -- being the only true outtake from that recording session) in 1986 and the 1993 launch of the groups Abduction label after the band relocated from Phoenix to Seattle. All four tracks from the Eye Mohini single as well as all six tracks from the Borungku Si Derita double single are included here, the latter featuring a vicious rehearsal version of Esoterica of Abyssynia with a rare captured occurrence of both Bishop brothers playing electric guitars. The remaining two tracks from Three Fake Female Orgasms double single not included on Volume 2 of this series are present with the extremely rare studio version of "Kickin the Dragon" from a triple 7" box set released by an obscure Bay Area label in 1994. The disc is rounded out by a 10-minute live track from the Heinz Afterworld Lounge in Oakland from 1992 where SCG closed the show with a heavy and ecstatic version of "The Flower" from their Torch of the Mystics LP. As in the previous two volumes of this series, this CD is sequenced to play as a full album and is an excellent entry point for the non-initiated into a band that produced as diverse and intimidating a back catalog as any other entity in modern music." -Abduction.
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Artist: SUN CITY GIRLS
Title: Funeral Mariachi
Format: LP
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
"In stunning fashion, Sun City Girls final studio record caps a 27-year run for what many hail as the most bizarre, eclectic and provocative musical trio ever assembled. From the delirious intro of "Bens Radio" to the final drum crash of the title track, Funeral Mariachi delivers 11 well-crafted gems which display the refined studio production side of SCG shrouded in that otherworldly glow which has always separated the group from their contemporaries. Beyond the gorgeous folk and vocal styles which drive the album, there is a heavy retro Italian cinema influence, Arabic and Indonesian references, and a ghostly psychedelic moodiness throughout. Post-production and final mastering was completed by the Bishop Brothers after the untimely death of Charles Gocher in 2007 and the results will not disappoint followers of this impossible-to-describe unit. Funeral Mariachi provides a perfect introduction to the more melodic sector of the SCG universe surfacing, ironically, at the end of their career in the form of what someday should become one of the most beloved records they ever created. Limited one-time-only vinyl pressing housed in a beautiful, heavy-duty full-color gatefold jacket with the back cover photo taken during the last SCG photo session in 2006." - Abduction.
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Artist: SUN CITY GIRLS
Title: Funeral Mariachi
Format: CD
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"In stunning fashion, Sun City Girls final studio record caps a 27-year run for what many hail as the most bizarre, eclectic and provocative musical trio ever assembled. From the delirious intro of "Bens Radio" to the final drum crash of the title track, Funeral Mariachi delivers 11 well-crafted gems which display the refined studio production side of SCG shrouded in that otherworldly glow which has always separated the group from their contemporaries. Beyond the gorgeous folk and vocal styles which drive the album, there is a heavy retro Italian cinema influence, Arabic and Indonesian references, and a ghostly psychedelic moodiness throughout. Post-production and final mastering was completed by the Bishop Brothers after the untimely death of Charles Gocher in 2007 and the results will not disappoint followers of this impossible-to-describe unit. Funeral Mariachi provides a perfect introduction to the more melodic sector of the SCG universe surfacing, ironically, at the end of their career in the form of what someday should become one of the most beloved records they ever created. CD pressing housed in a beautiful, heavy-duty, 24-point, full-color mini-LP replica-styled gatefold jacket with the back cover photo taken during the last SCG photo session in 2006." -Abduction
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Artist: SUN CITY GIRLS
Title: Jacks Creek
Format: CD
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $15.50
"The Sun City Girls Jacks Creek was originally released in 1995, now reissued here on CD for the first time since the limited edition vinyl original went out-of-print 12 years ago. As Robert Dayton reviewed the LP version: "This album was reviled by the more avant-hipster snob crowd. As time passes, its reputation surely grows to put it right up there with the finest of The Sun City Girls diverse canon. And that is saying something! Being an act that can already alienate the unready, what caused this record to alienate their more uptight fans? Maybe its because it was their hillbilly album. Maybe its because the album opens during a still evening on a back porch with them talking about a mysteriously colored smell that predates an Indian burial ground and moaning He wore red to keep the devil away and distant howling and warnings that get more and more spooked out, gradually turning into a disfigured, slackjaw, downhoe preying on urban fears over its thirteen-plus minutes running time. Then follows a percussive piano-based swamp chase led by a gnarled stick shaker which turns over into improperly distilled moonshine chants. Side two contains lots of little musically inventive snapshots and curios. A good time jamboree on termite wood called "Useless Stillborn." A Civil War call to arms for people way too rot gut broken down to ever pass the draft. And oh so much more to offer from this trio who go above and beyond the call of duty of what could have been (but not in their hands) a one (or thirty) joke premise. I take it that you are already musically adventurous, well, give this a try! Feels like theyre shrinking (expanding) your head and preserving it in a jug." - Abduction.

Artist: SUN CITY GIRLS
Title: Juggernaut (Original Soundtrack Recording)
Format: CD
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $15.50
"Originally released as a limited edition LP by Abduction Records in 1994, and released on CD for the first time ever, this is an essential yet overlooked Sun City Girls recording consisting of various electric and acoustic tracks with a few compositional ideas rarely heard or revisited in their immense back catalog. And when we say compositional, we mean improvisation as composition which was basically the SCG method of operation in the studio. The record opens with two patented SCG stretched electric guitar/bass/drum works of dark beauty and then things become weirder as odd keyboards, acoustic instrumental and percussive pieces, and strange vocals start to dominate the rest of the album, setting the mood for Piasa... Devourer of Men which was recorded directly after Juggernaut. These tracks were exclusively created for a short film project by Mark Roman Bodnar and Kyrill Kazemirovitch Protsenko (a Ukraine/USA co-production) which resulted in a limited promo VHS release and a few festival screenings before the film was buried and forgotten. Segments from many of the ten tracks were actually used in the film, although there is much more to hear on the original full-length cuts found here. Some of the most unusual SCG studio recordings are contained on Juggernaut, all recorded live to 4-track cassette in 1993 in Seattle by Scott Colburn." - Abduction.

Artist: SUN CITY GIRLS
Title: Live At The Sit & Spin, Seattle May 17, 2002
Format: LP
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
Originally available at live shows on the Brothers Unconnected 2008 North American tour. One time pressing of 1000 copies.
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Artist: SUN CITY GIRLS
Title: Napoleon & Josephine (Singles Volume 2)
Format: CD
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"This is the second volume in a series featuring rare singles and unreleased tracks from Sun City Girls. In the summer of 1988, Sun City Girls began working on two records simultaneously: Torch Of The Mystics and Dantes Disneyland Inferno. The former was finished and released in December of 1989 but the latter wasnt released until April of 1996. Over those eight years, Dantes morphed into an entirely different record due to several songs originally targeted for inclusion being hijacked by other projects. Two tracks ("X+Y" and "Frankenstein") were siphoned-off to the Kaliflower LP in 1993 and 4 tracks (1, 11, 12, 13) included here were released on 7" singles in the early 90s. The two most notable of the singles tracks dominate this record. "Napoleon & Josephine," a 13-minute episodic conversation between a vagrant and a shop owner, was originally released as a single in 1991 on Scratch Records. The full track was split into sides (parts 1 & 2) running over 6 minutes long. An alternative mix which had been shelved for 15 years is featured here. "Reflection Of A Young Boy Eating From A Can Of Dog Food On A Shiny Red X-Mas Ball" was originally released as side 4 on the double single 3 Fake Female Orgasms (Majora, 1991) and was 8 minutes in length. This extended version is the original complete recording, running 22 minutes. Legendary Phoenix electronic musician and SCG associate David Oliphant mixed and processed the entire piece live to tape in his studio. The remainder of this set is composed of like-minded and literary SCG singles and compilation tracks, including the previously unreleased "The Weatherman" which was originally recorded as an introduction for "Napoleon & Josephine." This is the second of a multi-volume set of rare & long out-of-print singles, compilation, and unreleased tracks to be assembled and sequenced to play as full-length records. Vinyl editions may also appear in time." -Abduction.
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Artist: SUN CITY GIRLS
Title: Piasa... Devourer of Men
Format: CD
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $15.50
"One of the strangest and most overlooked Sun City Girls recordings, Piasa... Devourer of Men was originally released on vinyl in 1994 and went out-of-print almost immediately. The record contains a series of short, folk-based tracks of raw beauty and intense moods. Most of the tracks were recorded in 1993 right after the completion of the Juggernaut soundtrack and some of the same ideas carried over into this project. A young and enthusiastic Italian director by the name of Antonio Pomola contracted SCG to create these recordings for his new film. The film was never completed and perhaps it was only an idea, but if it were to ever manifest, this music would certainly seem to fit the story line and the directors vision; the legend of a giant pre-historic flying reptilian terrorizing an early 1800s Indian tribe in Midwest America. Most of the tracks were created with acoustic instruments and voice and, with the exception of two tracks, the entire score was improvised. Recorded live to 4-track cassette by Scott Colburn, there is a strange, cohesive feel that runs throughout the album including several ceremonial and pan-ethnic tracks. Some cuts are completely indescribable. Reissued here on CD for the first time on Abduction, here is your chance to finally hear the cigarette played as a percussive instrument in an ashtray on the track "Nighthunting," among many other highly unique SCG tracks." - Abduction
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Artist: SUN CITY GIRLS
Title: Static From The Outside Set
Format: CD
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $14.50
"Created for the "On The Wire" Radio Lancashire show, aired only once and never archived, Static From The Outside Set is a delirious roller-coaster ride through the prism of Sun City Girls audio archaeology. Hosted by the corpse of Mexican film legend Cantinflas, this 60-minute radio show is packed with unreleased SCG nuggets from studio tracks of classic cover tunes ("Gently Johnny" and "Gimme that Wine") to absurdist radio narratives ("Sacrifice in the USA" and "Lesters Dictionary"). Not since the halcyon days of Ken Nordines word jazz programs have radio shows been prepared to fuck your mind with a blunt dagger, yet SCG are much more diabolical and have spiked the punch with plenty of morphine drip and a Demerol lollipop or two thrown in to ease the unease. This is a limited one-time pressing of 1000 copies. Volume 14 of SCGs Carnival Folklore Resurrection series. " - Abduction.
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Artist: SUN CITY GIRLS
Title: Torch of The Mystics
Format: LP
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Limited edition LP version with insert. Torch of the Mystics, the most popular and revered Sun City Girls album, was recorded in the summer of 1988 and became the first LP released on the Majora label in January of 1990 in an edition of 1000 copies (the original CD version was released by Tupelo Recording Company in 1993 and is long out of print). Reissued here for the first time, this record has influenced and inspired a wide variety of musicians and artists and continues to blow the minds of those hearing it for the first time today. Arguably as unique a psychedelic statement as anything else that has appeared since the early 1970s, Torch of the Mystics cannot easily be compared to any other album youve heard. Here is Byron Coleys original review from the May 1990 issue of Spin magazine:
"Just out of the box, and so majestic that it makes my brain do out-skull jigs across my sizzling, glass-strewn floor, is the Sun City Girls new LP, Torch of the Mystics. As the heppest of you undoubtedly know, the Girls are a death-defying improv-rock band from Arizona who number no females amongst their membership, but who still bleed profusely on a near-monthly basis. Their recordings tend to be scattershot fiestas of lump-rich style gumbo, and Mystics is easily the richest, lumpiest puddle of guh theyve yet emitted. The sounds on this record have moments of style-lifting, however, that should endear them even to fans of olden-days out-rock (a notoriously Luddite audience). At one point youll hear the circa-65 Mothers chanting Help Im A Rock while being pushed into a kettle of boiling oil by the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band; at another youll swear that your head is stuck in a lardy commode while one of the Fugs ESP recording sessions rages around your sweat-soaked and heaving trousers. ET-fuckin-CETERA. But these cops are not central parts of the whole. They pop up, rather, amidst swirling, psychedelic ethnic forgeries that will make Can fans renounce post-Landed Kraut Rock wax. Combined with this is greasy, long-wound-out puling that could come from nowhere but the small Arizona trailer park that birthed these honchos. The mix is nothing short of bo-weaving and I cant imagine that this disc will have many equals in 1990." Remastered by Mark Gergis." - FE.

Artist: SUN CITY GIRLS
Title: Torch of the Mystics
Format: CD
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Torch of the Mystics, the most popular and revered Sun City Girls album, was recorded in the summer of 1988 and became the first LP released on the Majora label in January of 1990 in an edition of 1000 copies (the original CD version was released by Tupelo Recording Company in 1993 and is long out of print). Reissued here for the first time, this record has influenced and inspired a wide variety of musicians and artists and continues to blow the minds of those hearing it for the first time today. Arguably as unique a psychedelic statement as anything else that has appeared since the early 1970s, Torch of the Mystics cannot easily be compared to any other album youve heard. Here is Byron Coleys original review from the May 1990 issue of Spin magazine:
"Just out of the box, and so majestic that it makes my brain do out-skull jigs across my sizzling, glass-strewn floor, is the Sun City Girls new LP, Torch of the Mystics. As the heppest of you undoubtedly know, the Girls are a death-defying improv-rock band from Arizona who number no females amongst their membership, but who still bleed profusely on a near-monthly basis. Their recordings tend to be scattershot fiestas of lump-rich style gumbo, and Mystics is easily the richest, lumpiest puddle of guh theyve yet emitted. The sounds on this record have moments of style-lifting, however, that should endear them even to fans of olden-days out-rock (a notoriously Luddite audience). At one point youll hear the circa-65 Mothers chanting Help Im A Rock while being pushed into a kettle of boiling oil by the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band; at another youll swear that your head is stuck in a lardy commode while one of the Fugs ESP recording sessions rages around your sweat-soaked and heaving trousers. ET-fuckin-CETERA. But these cops are not central parts of the whole. They pop up, rather, amidst swirling, psychedelic ethnic forgeries that will make Can fans renounce post-Landed Kraut Rock wax. Combined with this is greasy, long-wound-out puling that could come from nowhere but the small Arizona trailer park that birthed these honchos. The mix is nothing short of bo-weaving and I cant imagine that this disc will have many equals in 1990." CD in digipak with eight-page booklet. Remastered by Mark Gergis." - Abduction.

Artist: SUN CITY GIRLS
Title: Youre Never Alone with a Cigarette (Singles Volume 1)
Format: CD
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Recorded in July of 1988 during the sessions that produced Sun City Girls most popular recording, these nine tracks represent the other half of songs which were originally prepared as a 2LP demo version of Torch of the Mystics for Placebo Records in 1989. The sequencing of all 20 tracks at the time was entirely different with the predominately instrumental tracks in this collection mixed in and around the mostly vocal tracks of what became Torch. Placebo went out of business shortly after this proposed 2LP idea was presented to them but Majora Records quickly stepped in to begin releasing most of the material. Included here are five tracks from early Majora singles: "100 Pounds of Black Olives" and "The Fine-Tuned Machines of Lemuria" (the complete unreleased 12-minute version) from the single "Youre Never Alone with a Cigarette" and all three tracks from Record #1 of the double 7" Three Fake Female Orgasms -- "Plaster Cupids Falling from the Ceiling," "The Beauty of Benghazi," and "Souvenirs from Jangare." The short piece "Harmful Little Armful" is from the triple 7" box set Bruce Lee, Heroin, and the Punk Scene (from a Bay Area label Massacre at Central High) and rounding out the set are three unreleased studio tracks recorded the same day as much of the Torch LP: never before heard versions of "Amazon One," "Sev Acher," and "Wild World of Animals." This is the first of a multi-volume set of reissued singles, compilation, and unreleased tracks to be assembled and sequenced to play as full-length records. Vinyl editions may also appear in time."-Abduction
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Artist: UNCLE JIM
Title: Superstars Of Greenwich Meantime
Format: CD
Label: Abduction
Country: USA
Price: $14.50
"This is a CD reissue of this previously vinyl-only, limited-edition 500-copy release, originally issued on the Black Velvet Fuckere label.  Ruling at the perpetual pivot and pole of a peerless sound world over the past 25 years, the Sun City Girls are one of the few last Arab cowboys of genius. Superstars Of Greenwich Meantime is the premier long player from Uncle Jim (aka Alan Bishop) - a smoked out X+Y= Fuck You dialectic. Rawer than Rudy Ray Moore, shrewder than Lenny Bruce, more spoken tongue wizard insanity than Lord Buckley and more deranged than Charles Baudelaire; this is Bishops own personal anthology of black humour, filled to the brim with cranky diatribes backed up by bad ass musicians (including all of the Sun City Girls). A masterpiece of the SCG canon.  Featuring Charles Gocher, Richard Bishop, Alvarius B, Liz Allbee, Andrew McGinnis, Specs One and Porest." - Abduction.

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