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Artist: ANGELL, THEO
Title: Dearly Beloved
Format: CD
Label: Amish
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"These songs were transmitted to us from the ever-elusive former Hall of Famer and Jackie OMotherfucker contributor. Upon hearing the material, we were surprised to discover that Theos playful approach to music evidenced in those outfits has transformed into a batch of fantastic and well-structured songs, with inventive orchestration and accomplished playing. Written and recorded in Portland, at the Rare Book Room (Brooklyn, NY) and Sumsilobatem Studios, Degenfeld, Germany, Dearly Beloved references a diverse array of sounds: the dark folk of Michael Giras Angels of Light; the surreal and gothic lyrical inventions of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds; and Syd Barretts more ambling work, where lyrical and musical lines veer and coast along without a clear destination." - Amish.

Artist: BIRD SHOW
Title: Bird Show Band
Format: LP
Label: Amish
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Bird Show Band documents Bird Shows new collaborative spirit and stands as the culmination of Ben Vidas Chicago-based work, featuring a whos who of the citys improvisational luminaries, including Josh Abrams, Jim Baker, Dan Bitney and John Herndon. The improvisatory feel of the Bird Show Band sessions function as Vidas paean to the Windy City. Rather than another Bird Show release that involves guest accompaniment on select tracks, Vida conceived of these recordings as a foray into session playing, tracking the entire album over just two days. While Herndon and Bitneys percussion invokes German psych, progressive rock, and jazz idioms, Vidas synth-based experiments, here accompanied by Jim Bakers ARP 2600, provide the first indication of his recent musical preoccupations, an interest that relies heavily on the Moog and his own fluid, lyrical melodic lines. If you have had the luck of catching Bird Show or Ben Vida perform live over the last few years, you have witnessed the centrality he now gives to the Moog and one-touch patchwork, experimental forays that point to Europe and the mid-century avant-garde, especially the Cologne-based innovations of Stockhausen and his many students during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Regardless of this description, Bird Show Band is more than a mere intellectual exercise and the sessions balance brain with musical brawn in ways that Vida has yet to achieve on his previous outings." - Amish.

Artist: BROWN, DAN
Title: Inner Borough
Format: CD
Label: Amish
Country: USA
Price: $13.50
"Solo recordings from the percussionist from Hall of Fame and David Grubbs, made with the help of engineer Nicholas Vernhes and some additional percussive muscle by Greg Anderson of Dan Melchiors Broke Revue. The personnel here is limited but the instrumentation is varied and open and includes traditional drum workouts, variety of bowed and struck cymbals, gongs and ceramic pots, hammered guitar, thumb piano and more. Inner Boroughs exists in a tradition which isn⿿t wholly jazz, rock or experimental music, but draws on a wealth of sources from ⿿Suite for Toy Piano⿝ on John Cage⿿s Early Works, to Don Moye⿿s Sun Percussion, Hal Blaine⿿s Psychedelic Percussion and Art Blakey⿿s Holiday for Skins volume 1." - Amish.

Artist: DOYLE, ARTHUR
Title: First House
Format: LP
Label: Amish
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
"First House is the final recordings from free jazz legend and Birmingham, Alabama native, Arthur Doyle. The LP was recorded live at the Stone July 11, 2012 and these six pieces are backed by His New Quiet Screamers, a Brooklyn-based ensemble adding muscle and movement to Doyles always already free, non-linear saxophone, flute and vocal lines. Born in Birmingham in 1944, Doyle studied Music Education at Tennessee State University in Nashville. In his early years, Doyle worked with a wide array of musicians and in a broad range of musical styles, from R&B to soul to traditional jazz, collaborating with everyone from future Sun Ra Arkestra trumpeter Walter Miller to funk-soul-disco diva Gladys Knight. Doyle officially emerged on the international jazz scene, however, playing on Noah Howards iconic The Black Ark (1968), and later on Milford Gravess 1976 IPS LP Babi (1977). In 1978, Doyle debuted as a band leader and soloist with Alabama Feeling, released on Charles Tylers Ak-Ba label. Alabama Feeling features Charles Stephens (of the Sun Ra Arkestra) on trombone, drummers Rashied Sinan and Bruce Moore, and bassist Richard Williams. After the release of Alabama Feeling, Doyle continued to ignore boundaries and generic conventions, playing with Rudolph Grey as part of The Blue Humans, which introduced his music to NYCs downtown and no-wave scenes, including the likes of Lee Ranaldo, Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore. In the early 1990s, Doyles work was re-introduced to another generation, through releases for labels like Ecstatic Peace and Audible Hiss. Since the late 90s, Doyle continued a fevered pace in terms of his collaborations, most notably with Sunny Murray, Hamid Drake, Takahesi Mizutani (of the Les Rallizes Denudes) and Sabu Toyozumi, among many others. His New Quiet Screamers consists of an acclaimed ensemble of musicians with a wide array of history and associations. Members have played with and/or include: Sunwatchers, Dark Meat, Firsts Western Ennisphere, Matana Roberts, among others. This gatefold LP includes a commissioned essay from noted jazz historian Clifford Allen who describes His New Quiet Screamers as vault[ing] and envelop[ing] Doyles bursts of sound to the point where Doyle sounds positively invigorated. Doyles final recordings offer what Allen characterizes as a kind of unfurling of the free jazz lexicon, offering insights on the spidery architecture of an obliquely referenced standard that defined this enigmatic artists entire career. Standard and experimental improvisation alike, First House offers a window on Doyles last performances, an artist very much at the top of his playing and artistic form.” - Amish.

Artist: ENSEMBLE ECONOMIQUE
Title: Standing Still, Facing Forward
Format: LP
Label: Amish
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Brian Pyle is Ensemble Economique. This is the first LP release from Ensemble Economique. Digitalis issued the At the Foot of Nameless Roads CD in 2008. Both recordings are important primers to Pyles nascent invocations of Holger Czukays Cannaxis (on No GPS) and Karlheinz Stockhausens Kontake (on At the Foot). With Standing Still, Facing Forward Ensemble Economique provides the most mature realization of Pyles compositional process, which utilizes found sounds, field recordings, and musical performance that he later meticulously edits, layers, and loops in the studio. The effects of these processes are dramatic, cinematic and conceptually rigorous and this recording evidences Pyle as an important new composer emerging out of the long and storied tradition of West Coast experimentalism. Utilizing a delicate combination of the homespun improvisation of his other project, Starving Weirdos (whose work sounds like an American echo of AMM) with his own unique variation on the European avant-garde in Ensemble Economique, Pyles practice involves a dense approach to composition akin to assemblage. But unlike electronic and laptop composition, Pyles studio work aims to re-establish an organicism associated with live (or, in the case of the field recordings, lived) performance that pushes the studio out into nature and nature into the studio. In short, the Northern Californian landscape plays an integral part in Ensemble Economiques soundscapes, and this record captures much of the atmosphere of Pyles home terrain." LP comes wrapped in a letter-pressed band and contains a 16-page art book." -Amish.

Artist: HALL OF FAME
Title:
Format: CD
Label: Amish
Country: USA
Price: $13.50
"New York Citys Hall of Fame tread similar aesthetic waters as the psyche folk of Tower Recordings and the improvised partially composed music of the Dead C. Their debut is filled with primitive rhythms, droning violin, skipping records, unplugged electric guitars, bowed cymbals, violin, drums, bass and a wealth of found sounds. Especially beautiful is the Dada inspired sound collage of "78 Expansion" which randomly juxtaposes live and recorded sounds. This record also documents improvised songs, which were later covered as part of their live set ("Sunset Spiral "and "I Woke Up Today"). Hall of Fame consists of multi-instrumentalist Dan Brown (ex-Salmon Skin, God is my Co-pilot), Samara Lubelski (ex-Salmon Skin, and current Sonora Pine) and artist Theo Angel." - Amish.

Artist: HALL OF FAME
Title: Coliseum Rising
Format: 7"
Label: Amish
Country: USA
Price: $5.00
"Hall of Fame is back with three atonal campfire songs. Dan and Samara split the vocal duties on their first pop outing. This single reveals a more song-based side to the band. Whatever it lacks in drone, it provides with rock and hook. The two color screen-printed jackets were done by Wiggly Printing (Brooklyn, NY) Edition of 500." - Amish.

Artist: HALL OF FAME
Title: First Came Love, Then Came the Tree...
Format: LP & CDR
Label: Amish
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"New York Citys Hall of Fames second album First Came Love, Then Came the Tree... was recorded by Nicolas Verhnes on an island in Long Island Sound in 1998 at a time when the group was at the top of their form. The year after the release of their debut album saw the release of an Amish Records single and the band play shows with Tower Recordings, Ghost, The Major Stars and others. The album was originally released in 1999 on CD only (currently out-of-print) and Amish is pleased to offer (for the first time on vinyl) a limited edition deluxe LP version. The LP also comes with a bonus CD- R of a live set recorded at the short-lived Louisville venue, The Mercury Paw from 1998 right after First Came Love, then Came the Tree... was recorded." - Amish. Hall of Fame was Dan Brown, Theo Angell (filmmaker, Jackie OMotherfucker, recent release on Digitalis) and Samara Lubelski (solo works on Social Registry, Tower Recordings, Thurston Moore, Metabolismus and more). Limited to 250 copies.

Artist: HALL OF FAME
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Amish
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"New York Citys Hall of Fame tread similar aesthetic waters as the psyche folk of Tower Recordings and the improvised partially composed music of the Dead C. Their debut is filled with primitive rhythms, droning violin, skipping records, unplugged electric guitars, bowed cymbals, violin, drums, bass and a wealth of found sounds. Especially beautiful is the Dada inspired sound collage of "78 Expansion" which randomly juxtaposes live and recorded sounds. This record also documents improvised songs, which were later covered as part of their live set ("Sunset Spiral "and "I Woke Up Today"). Hall of Fame consists of multi-instrumentalist Dan Brown (ex-Salmon Skin, God is my Co-pilot), Samara Lubelski (ex-Salmon Skin, and current Sonora Pine) and artist Theo Angel." - Amish.
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Artist: KOWALSKY WITH JOZEF VAN WISSEM, GREGG
Title: Movements in Marble and Stone
Format: LP
Label: Amish
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"While these performances occurred on opposite coasts, the source material is closely aligned in both concept and process. These works highlight Greggs ongoing preoccupations with sound and setting, incorporating the focused blend of acoustic and electronic sources that Kowalsky is already well known for. Electronic Music for Square and Sine Waves documents Kowalskys contribution to the 2011 Activating the Medium festival in San Francisco. This commissioned piece continues Kowalskys interest in how sound engages, manipulates and modifies ones awareness of space. For Baroque Lute, Tapes and Resonant Space documents Kowalskys on going tape chants process, a project previously realized on both his Battery Townsley (2011) and Tape Chants (2009) LPs. For this iteration, Kowalsky tuned square and sine waves to Dutch lutanist Jozef van Wissems lute and then played these recordings through cassette players." - Amish.

Artist: LLOYD PACK, THE
Title: A Tribute
Format: LP
Label: Amish
Country: USA
Price: $21.00
"The Lloyd Pack is a project band of transplanted Englishman Dan Melchior. The Lloyd Pack A Tribute (AMI047) initially emerged from a conversation Melchior had with Graham Lambkin (Shadow Ring, Kye Records) about the prospect of doing a Faux African record. For two British-expats living in the U.S. in the twenty-first century, this LP offers a peculiarly whimsical variation on the Faux African, infusing lo-fi tribal rhythms with post-punk dance in the spirit of early Adam Ant, Fun Boy Three and the Fall. If one were to imagine adding Ivor Cutler to this British-mix, it might approach what Melchior delivers on this LP. And for the record, Cutler is a Scot. Lambkin offered some vocal components, alongside a large cast (including the late Letha Rodman-Melchior, Angela Sawyer aka Preggy Peggy, Gnarlos, Nick Hennies, Le Ann Baca Bartlett, and Johnny Brewton), all of whom chimed in on the recording process. Dan Melchior has put out dozens of records in the last decade under multiple guises including the Broke Review, Dan Melchior und Das Menace, under his own name and in collaboration with artists as diverse Billy Childish, Holly Golightly, Russell Walker, The Spits etc., and has emerged as one of the most unique voices in American outsider rock and experimental music." - Amish.

Artist: METABOLISMUS
Title: Mauser O.K.
Format: 7"
Label: Amish
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"Its been four years since their last US release which was the "Snowy Meadows" 7" (Social Registry) and nearly eleven years since the last long player Sprießwärtsdrall (AMI009) released on Amish Records in 2000. We are pleased to offer the latest domestic slab of wax from the enigmatic German collective known as Metabolismus. The band spring to life with the "Mauser O.K." (AMI043) seven inch EP, which is comprised of two brand new songs, plus covers of Crass and Brian Brain recorded in the bands Sumsilobatem Studio, Degenfield, Germany. Edition of 300." - Amish.

Artist: METABOLISMUS
Title: Spriebwartsdrall
Format: LP
Label: Amish
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"This full length is firmly rooted in the rich German experimental music tradition of such bands as Can, Amon Duul and Popol Vuh. The album begins with subtle tones that shift and eventually build into a Silver Apples psychedelic groove. Things move back and forth through layers of analog synthesizer orchestration, electronics and droning violin, eventually accentuated by ambient recordings of wind chimes, cow bells, birds, crickets, barking dogs and the sounds of Stuttgart. An absolutely stunning record, which Bananafish claims, has "24-7 potential." Vivid full color artwork by German animation artist Petra Kolitsch. Edition of 600." - Amish

Artist: METABOLISMUS
Title: Spriebwartsdrall
Format: CD
Label: Amish
Country: USA
Price: $13.50
"This full length is firmly rooted in the rich German experimental music tradition of such bands as Can, Amon Duul and Popol Vuh. The album begins with subtle tones that shift and eventually build into a Silver Apples psychedelic groove. Things move back and forth through layers of analog synthesizer orchestration, electronics and droning violin, eventually accentuated by ambient recordings of wind chimes, cow bells, birds, crickets, barking dogs and the sounds of Stuttgart. An absolutely stunning record, which Bananafish claims, has "24-7 potential." Vivid full color artwork by German animation artist Petra Kolitsch. Edition of 600." - Amish

Artist: METAL MOUNTAINS
Title: Golden Trees
Format: LP
Label: Amish
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"...out of the ancient ruins of The Tower Recordings has now finally risen a stealth Metal Mountains! It features Helen Rush, Pat Gubler (Mr. PG Six) and Samara Lubelski, all former Tower soldiers, and some may say the very key ones. Theres a sort of haunted architecture to Metal Mountains, they morph 1960s electric and psychedelic folk rock, the right VU influence, spatial excursions, and whispery dreams into a unique whole. It is a carefully crafted album that is real and intimate, yet has the air of ease and playfulness about it. It is confident in its frailty, if that makes any sense to you. Did I say it is perfectly sequenced? Yknow, thats the kind of thing a reviewer needs to mention if he wants to be taken at all seriously." - Jesper Eklow / November 2010.

Artist: P.G. SIX
Title: Music from The Sherman Box Series and Other Works
Format: CD
Label: Amish
Country: USA
Price: $14.50
"The Sherman Box Series was an exhibition of visual artist Christine Krol at Abaton Gallery, Jersey City, NJ in August/September 2005. She showed an ongoing series of collages constructed in Nat Sherman cigarette boxes, as well as small paintings on wood panels. P.G. Sixs contribution to the show was seven pieces for folk harps and electronic processing that played on a loop in the space. These pieces explore some of the sonic possibilities of the wirestrung harp with its long sustaining tones, and the bray harp, with its sitar-like buzzing." - Amish.

Artist: P.G. SIX
Title: Parlor Tricks and Porch Favorites
Format: CD
Label: Amish
Country: USA
Price: $13.50
"This record mixes late 60s / early 70s pastoral English folk influences, rural American blues, and Appalachian mountain music. Parlor Tricks and Porch Favorites recalls the finer moments of the Incredible String Bands The Hangmans Beautiful Daughter and the beautiful weirdness of Kevin Ayers Shooting At the Moon. The record also contains a cover of 60s English folkie Anne Briggs "Go Your Way." PG SIX is Pat Gubler, founding member of New Yorks enigmatic musical collective Tower Recordings. Tim Barnes (Quakebasket Records, Tower Recordings, Jim ORourke) plays percussion and engineers the record." - Amish.

Artist: P.G. SIX
Title: The Well of Memory
Format: CD
Label: Amish
Country: USA
Price: $13.50
"Continuing many of the themes introduced on Parlor Tricks and Porch Favorites, PG Sixs well-received first record, The Well Of Memory makes nods towards 60s folk artists like Bert Jansch, Pentangle, Incredible String Band, and John Fahey, while also fitting in with contemporary musicians like New York psych folk poster-boy Devendra Banhardt, Anglo-folk traditionalist Alasdair Roberts, and West Coast psych guitarist Ben Chasny of Six Organs of Admittance. Pats lyrics draw on narrative force, spinning mythology in abstract patterns that stretch moments of clarity between dreamlike sequences. His music, composed away from the bustle of the city in upstate New York, breathes as solemn spirituals. With The Well of Memory, P.G. Six transcends revival carving a permanent spot amongst contemporary singer/songwriters." - Amish.

Artist: SHIFLET, MIKE/PETE SWANSON
Title: Bedside/College View
Format: LP
Label: Amish
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"The fifth installment in the labels Required Wreckers series features side‐long compositions that borrow as much from the worlds of noise and power electronics that Swanson and Shiflet were affiliated with in the early parts of their careers, as from techno and modern composition. Mike Shiflets Bedside utilizes disparate sources - guitar, field recordings, abstract electronic textures and white noise - to create a composition thats both warmly pastoral and defamiliar. Pete Swansons College View documents another example of his recent recordings attempt to blur the lines between techno, noise, and electronic music. College View drags Detroit dance music into a static field of electricity, and then doubles back again." - Amish. Includes 12-page booklet; wrapped in letterpressed Required Wreckers band.

Artist: SON OF EARTH
Title: Improvements
Format: LP
Label: Amish
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"With equal nods to Throbbing Gristles retrograde conceptualism and Recommended Records unwavering musicality, Amish is pleased to announce the Required Wreckers Series. Over the next ten catalogue releases, R/W will explore the work of artists operating at the intersections of sound art, improvisation, drone, outsider experimentation and modern composition. In the spirit of its name, R/W aims to disrupt the boundaries typically used to delimit genre and the sensibilities that help to inform taste. In so doing, R/W slips out from under the simple, reductive classifications so often used to discuss, and even critically engage, contemporary music. Each release is a one-time vinyl pressing and will be housed in a letterpress band (designed by Bryan Christopher Baker) that will vary with each installment. These LPs will also include artwork and assorted ephemera that invoke our deepest respect for the medium and the hand-crafted (and assembled) components we regret have disappeared with the rise of digital media. R/W terminates after ten installments. Beginning a decade ago, in a Pre-Weird America, Son of Earth has traveled a surprisingly linear trajectory through noise and collective improvisation to a simple, quiet, and more considered music. The bands path has led through hundreds of performances and collaborations (including Shackamaxon, which brought together all three members of Son of Earth with Marcia Bassett and Chris Gray of Double Leopards and Pete Nolan of the Magik Markers), but has resulted in only a handful of releases, often handcrafted and released on the groups Apostasy Recordings label. While still being filled with the unease and tension that is their hallmark, Improvements is the first record that also allows the humor and camaraderie between the members of Son of Earth to come to the fore. Most of their previous releases have been culled from live recordings, and the group has always thrived on the tension of live performance. Earlier studio efforts, such as the acclaimed Pet LP, though recorded at home, were composed in an everyone-has-to be- serious approximation of the live performance experience. This time, possibly for the first time, in a sweaty little room, and in a stairwell, and in a back yard tossing horseshoes in Holyoke, Massachusetts, the group finally dropped all pretense -- not of seriousness, but of obligation to some unseen spectator. On Improvements, you can really hear John Shaw, Matt Krefting, and Aaron Rosenblum being themselves, and being Son of Earth and its weird. Manchester-bred, Rick Myers, who has worked with John Cale, Andy Votel, Dinosaur Jr. and Badly Drawn Boy and has created books with Nieves Zurich & Gladtree Press to name a few, provides the beautiful art / design-work for the LP jackets. LP comes wrapped in letterpressed band and contains a 16-page art book." - Amish

Artist: STARVING WEIRDOS
Title: Land Lines
Format: LP
Label: Amish
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Amish is pleased to officially announce a new release from Humboldt Countys finest contemporary experimental unit, Starving Weirdos. A couple of years in the making, Land Lines (AMI-044) documents a vital step in the evolution and refinement of Starving Weirdos freeform improvisational practices, as well as its infamous and highly disciplined studio practices. The recording of these sessions was initiated around the time of the 2010 On Land festival in San Francisco, when the projects core nucleus of Brian Pyle and Merrick Mckinlay expanded to include a larger than usual cast of players, including Steve Lazar, Monica Chavez, David Krepinevich and Amiee Hennessey. Specific tracks ("Captured" and "Dreams" and "Lexicon") debuted at that festival, while other sessions documented on this release feature the long-standing trio of Pyle, Mckinlay and Lazar. One notable addition to the Starving Weirdos sound is the voice of Aimee Hennessey, who delivers vocal incantations on two tracks ("In Our Way" and "Change in the Lexicon"). Land Lines chronicles Starving Weirdos most focused and structured release to date, with pieces that import a distinctly European flavor into the sound of this distinctly Northern California project." - Amish.

Artist: V/A
Title: And To The Disciples That Remain
Format: CD
Label: Amish
Country: USA
Price: $13.50
"Celebration of 11 years of Amish Records. 11 of 13 completely exclusive tracks. Deluxe 6-panel foldout packaging. Front cover by visual artist Sebastiaan Bremer. Includes members of & former members of Hall of Fame, Metabolismus, Tower Recordings, Windsor For the Derby, Polvo, Idyll Swords, Oneida and Town & Country." Artists include: P.G. Six, Mike Wexler, Theo Angell, Oakley Hall, Black Taj, Bird Show, Helen Rush, The Oranges Band, Samara Lubelski, Dan Matz and the Birdwatcher, Dan Brown and Chuck Johnson." - Amish

Artist: VIDA/KEITH FULLERTON WHITMAN, BEN
Title: Aggregatepulseripper (Damaged IIII)
Format: LP
Label: Amish
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Amish is pleased to announce the third iteration in its Required Wreckers Series, a split LP featuring new and exclusive work from Ben Vida and Keith Fullerton Whitman. Having collaborated over the last decade as a trio with Greg Davis, this release features new solo-work by two of Americas most important emerging sound artists. The first side of this release debuts a new composition from Ben Vida. In keeping with his recent patchwork-based compositions, Aggregatepulseripper (Damaged IIII) continues to explore Vidas interest in both digital and analog control sources, a compositional process that refuses to fetishize one technology over another and, more interestingly, appears to displace the musicians hand from the compositional process. The flipside of this LP features Keith Fullerton Whitmans third in a series of splits (previous releases have included No Fun Productions b/w Carlos Giffoni and Amethyst Sunsets b/w with Mike Shiflet) documenting a particularly productive period in his creative output--a series of synth concerts from 2007 and 2008. Recorded on January 14, 2008 at PAs Lounge in Somerville, MA, this piece documents the fourth in Whitmans solo synthesizer sets. Throughout the recording one can discern talking from the audience and ambient room--tone noise, as well as sound coming from different sources spread throughout the room--a small battery powered speaker on stage right, a giant Barbetta on stage left. Each speaker was fed into a different patch irrespective of its frequency response. Whitman uses a hybrid system of digital and analog sound sources that, with the exception of a single 4096 bd delay, is presented here without treatment, overdub, or sequencing of any sort." -Amish

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