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Artist: ANDERSON, MARISA
Title: Traditional & Public Domain Songs
Format: LP
Label: Grapefruit
Country: USA
Price: $25.00
"Channeling the history of the guitar and stretching the boundaries of traditional genres, Portland-based guitarist, composer and improviser MARISA ANDERSON possesses a unique and distinctive musical voice. Her playing is fluid, emotional, dexterous and original. Andersons recent solo albums on Mississippi Records, The Golden Hour (2011) and Mercury (2013), feature improvisations inspired by Delta blues, West African guitar, Appalachian mountain music, vintage country and western, gospel, noise, rhythms, cycles, mortality and praise. For Traditional & Public Domain Songs, Anderson reinterprets a collection of American classic folk songs in her fluent and accomplished style. Pressed in an edition of 300 copies, the record is available as a one-time offer in extremely limited quantities." -Grapefruit.
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Artist: BUILDERS
Title: Beatin Hearts
Format: LP
Label: Grapefruit
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"Bill Direen is a legend of the New Zealand underground. He has written and produced poetry, novels and a slew of recorded material. Weaned on garage bands in the late 60s, Direen started producing seven-inch records in the early 80s, all of them stunners. These releases - Six Impossible Things, Die Bilder, Solomans Ball and High Thirties Piano - were self-financed and distributed though Flying Nun (and recently reissued by the benevolent Unwucht label). Beatin Hearts is Direens ultimate, unforgettable debut album, not to mention Flying Nuns first full-length album release. All seventeen tracks are brilliant short pieces of energy, harmony and spite. Anyone with an appreciation for Flying Nuns early recordings can find its genesis here, the dawning of one of the greatest music scenes to ever exist." - Beatin Hearts.

Artist: GARBAGE & THE FLOWERS, THE
Title: The Deep Niche
Format: CD
Label: Grapefruit
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"If you were a certain type of music fan in the mid-90s, you may have heard tell of an incredible, incredibly hard-to-find double-album by The Garbage & The Flowers, Eyes Rind As If Beggars. Each jacket was hand-painted, and all 300 copies sold out in a flash. Thankfully, the great BoWeavil label reissued it in 2013. If you havent heard it, please do listen? OK, you heard it now? Youre welcome! The group was Helen Johnstone, Yuri Frusin and Paul Yates - an inspired trio who emphasized lyrical collaboration and sound manipulation as part and parcel to their melodies. They didnt last long as a group, but luckily, they got a lot of their songs recorded. The Deep Niche is music they made before Eyes Rind and it is every bit as revelatory. Johnstone sings over raucous and raw instrumentation. Its real rock, the real real thing. Torben Tilly joined just in time to contribute some keyboard to the track "29 Years," although he mostly was their guitarist. Just in time, too, because The Deep Niche presents a band fresh to playing with some massive tools - The Tools Of Rock, natch. These songs are every bit as powerful as what you hear on Eyes Rind As If Beggars. Believe it." - Grapefruit.

"Wellingtons most brilliant pop band, is equal parts classic underground rocknroll and a hazy ramshackle history pockmarked with bursts of genius and stoned rehearsalsÂ… They really did seem out there, on their own, absorbed in their own world, dropping gem after gem of fractal noise-pop onto slowly corroding four-track cassettes, willing these songs into existence just long enough to let them catch breath and glide away from the speakers for a few moments, before Frusin and Johnstone would knuckle down and write yet more beautiful melodies for beautiful losers." - Bo Weavil.

Artist: GARBAGE & THE FLOWERS, THE
Title: The Deep Niche
Format: LP
Label: Grapefruit
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"If you were a certain type of music fan in the mid-90s, you may have heard tell of an incredible, incredibly hard-to-find double-album by The Garbage & The Flowers, Eyes Rind As If Beggars. Each jacket was hand-painted, and all 300 copies sold out in a flash. Thankfully, the great BoWeavil label reissued it in 2013. If you havent heard it, please do listen? OK, you heard it now? Youre welcome! The group was Helen Johnstone, Yuri Frusin and Paul Yates - an inspired trio who emphasized lyrical collaboration and sound manipulation as part and parcel to their melodies. They didnt last long as a group, but luckily, they got a lot of their songs recorded. The Deep Niche is music they made before Eyes Rind and it is every bit as revelatory. Johnstone sings over raucous and raw instrumentation. Its real rock, the real real thing. Torben Tilly joined just in time to contribute some keyboard to the track "29 Years," although he mostly was their guitarist. Just in time, too, because The Deep Niche presents a band fresh to playing with some massive tools - The Tools Of Rock, natch. These songs are every bit as powerful as what you hear on Eyes Rind As If Beggars. Believe it." - Grapefruit. "Wellingtons most brilliant pop band, is equal parts classic underground rocknroll and a hazy ramshackle history pockmarked with bursts of genius and stoned rehearsalsÂ… They really did seem out there, on their own, absorbed in their own world, dropping gem after gem of fractal noise-pop onto slowly corroding four-track cassettes, willing these songs into existence just long enough to let them catch breath and glide away from the speakers for a few moments, before Frusin and Johnstone would knuckle down and write yet more beautiful melodies for beautiful losers." - Bo Weavil.

Artist: MONTGOMERY, ROY
Title: H: Bender
Format: LP
Label: Grapefruit
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Third platter in four album collection harkens back to nineties work." - Grapefruit.

Artist: MONTGOMERY, ROY
Title: M: Darkmotif Dancehall
Format: LP
Label: Grapefruit
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Second platter in four album collection is most experimental." - Grapefruit.

Artist: MONTGOMERY, ROY
Title: Q: Transient Global Amnesia
Format: LP
Label: Grapefruit
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Last platter in four album collection concentrates on hope and despair, culminating in twenty-minute finale." - Grapefruit.

Artist: MONTGOMERY, ROY
Title: R: Tropic of Anodyne
Format: LP
Label: Grapefruit
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Its been over a decade since Roy Montgomerys last album, and R M H Q is a hell of a return. R: Tropic of Anodyne highlights Montgomerys baritone lamentations on every track. It sets the blueprint for all of R M H Q while displaying Montgomerys talent for brevity. His self-reflective lyrics remain personal, even answering the Rolling Stoness classic You Cant Always Get What You Want with the sobering You Always Get What You Deserve. Montgomery was in his rock band period in the eighties, when the dark, minimalist post-punk of The Pin Group lead into the gloriously open-ended freedoms of Dadamah. After a quiet spell, he returned in the late nineties, producing towering spires of guitar lines that exposed fragility between the strums. With his solo releases and in collaboration with Flying Saucer Attack, Bardo Pond (Hash Jar Tempo), and Chris Heaphy (Dissolve), his focus shifted from the truth-mining of rock music to epic celestialism. His ambitious yet humble tracks outstrip their origins, and Montgomery toured the world sitting cross-legged on the floor, playing twenty-plus-minute compositions. A long period of silence followed, marked only with a split album with Grouper (who lists Montgomery as a primary influence), involvement in Torlesse Super Group, and a couple thematic variations serving as soundtracks for films. Instead, he focused on his personal and professional commitments. Unfortunately, two horrific events preceded his return: the Christchurch earthquakes of 2011 condemned Montgomerys entire neighborhood save for his home, stripping his street of a community; and, as a volunteer firefighter, he saw first-hand the destruction and loss of life in the city center. Additionally, since 2014, illness in the family has dominated his life. Self-expression once again demanded an outlet. R M H Q is four albums conceived and recorded over a very short period, each of them carrying a distinct focus and mood." - Grapefruit.

Artist: MONTGOMERY, ROY
Title: RMHQ: Headquarters
Format: 4 LP Box
Label: Grapefruit
Country: USA
Price: $78.00
"Its been over a decade since Roy Montgomerys last album, and RMHQ is a hell of a return. This release contains four distinct records of new material. Listening to any of his work is a visceral experience -- repeating phrases swell and decay, immersing the listener in the cyclical narrative of his compositions. Montgomery was in his rock band period in the eighties, when the dark, minimalist post-punk of The Pin Group lead into the gloriously open-ended freedoms of Dadamah. After a quiet spell, he returned in the late nineties, producing towering spires of guitar lines that exposed fragility between the strums. With his solo releases and in collaboration with Flying Saucer Attack, Bardo Pond (Hash Jar Tempo), and Chris Heaphy (Dissolve), his focus shifted from the truth-mining of rock music to epic celestialism. His ambitious yet humble tracks outstrip their origins, and Montgomery toured the world sitting cross-legged on the floor, playing twenty-plus-minute compositions. A long period of silence followed, marked only with a split album with Grouper (who lists Montgomery as a primary influence), involvement in Torlesse Super Group, and a couple thematic variations serving as soundtracks for films. Instead, he focused on his personal and professional commitments. Unfortunately, two horrific events preceded his return: the Christchurch earthquakes of 2011 condemned Montgomerys entire neighborhood save for his home, stripping his street of a community; and, as a volunteer firefighter, he saw first-hand the destruction and loss of life in the city center. Additionally, since 2014, illness in the family has dominated his life. Self-expression once again demanded an outlet. RMHQ is four albums conceived and recorded over a very short period, each of them carrying a distinct focus and mood." - Grapefruit.

Artist: MONTGOMERY, ROY
Title: RMHQ: Headquarters
Format: 4 CD Box
Label: Grapefruit
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"Its been over a decade since Roy Montgomerys last album, and RMHQ is a hell of a return. This release contains four distinct records of new material. Listening to any of his work is a visceral experience -- repeating phrases swell and decay, immersing the listener in the cyclical narrative of his compositions. Montgomery was in his rock band period in the eighties, when the dark, minimalist post-punk of The Pin Group lead into the gloriously open-ended freedoms of Dadamah. After a quiet spell, he returned in the late nineties, producing towering spires of guitar lines that exposed fragility between the strums. With his solo releases and in collaboration with Flying Saucer Attack, Bardo Pond (Hash Jar Tempo), and Chris Heaphy (Dissolve), his focus shifted from the truth-mining of rock music to epic celestialism. His ambitious yet humble tracks outstrip their origins, and Montgomery toured the world sitting cross-legged on the floor, playing twenty-plus-minute compositions. A long period of silence followed, marked only with a split album with Grouper (who lists Montgomery as a primary influence), involvement in Torlesse Super Group, and a couple thematic variations serving as soundtracks for films. Instead, he focused on his personal and professional commitments. Unfortunately, two horrific events preceded his return: the Christchurch earthquakes of 2011 condemned Montgomerys entire neighborhood save for his home, stripping his street of a community; and, as a volunteer firefighter, he saw first-hand the destruction and loss of life in the city center. Additionally, since 2014, illness in the family has dominated his life. Self-expression once again demanded an outlet. RMHQ is four albums conceived and recorded over a very short period, each of them carrying a distinct focus and mood." - Grapefruit.

Artist: NANCE, DAVID KENNETH
Title: Actors Diary
Format: LP
Label: Grapefruit
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"Grapefruit is a subscription­based record club now in its third year, founded by musician Simon Joyner and Ba Da Bing Records head Ben Goldberg to release exclusive, limited­edition, vinyl ­only albums as part of an annual series, sharing identical cover art but in different colors. Subscribers receive an LP every three months, by artists that are of some renown, or are just getting started. The only connection between each group is that Joyner and Goldberg are both fans. Only 300 copies of each release are pressed—and for a limited time, these LPs are now available outside a direct subscription in extremely low quantities. Goldilocked hero and Unread Records cassette veteran David Kenneth Nance recently stepped out of his burned­out basement in Omaha, Nebraska, and steeped himself in the city of angels, provoking collective grief and inciting small riots in the hearts of Omahas house show universe. Rocker and singer­songwriter from that catchy, shambolic mess called The Prairies, he also plays lead guitar and shouts in Simon Joyners band, the Ghosts. Here he is making his vinyl debut, paying debts and taking names. Recorded late at night alone in Joyners warehouse studio, Casa de los Fantasmas, over a two­month period leading up to his West Coast pilgrimage, Actors Diary confides anguish and expectation and meditations on what was, is, and might be in the artists life. A certain Omaha sacred monster recently called Nance “the best bad guitarist hes ever heard.” Channeling Jim Shepard, heroin ­era Stones and New Zealands notorious Jefferies brothers through broken and poorly repaired gear, Nance rock is indeed the new pasture!" - Grapefruit
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Artist: RENDERIZORS
Title: Vivid Cloud / Lucky Din
Format: LP
Label: Grapefruit
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"Grapefruit is a subscription ­based record club now in its third year, founded by musician Simon Joyner and Ba Da Bing Records head Ben Goldberg to release exclusive, limited­edition, vinyl­ only albums as part of an annual series, sharing identical cover art but in different colors. Subscribers receive an LP every three months, by artists that are of some renown, or are just getting started. The only connection between each group is that Joyner and Goldberg are both fans. Only 300 copies of each release are pressed—and for a limited time, these LPs are now available outside a direct subscription in extremely low quantities. The Renderizors is an off­shoot project from The Renderers, a New Zealand alt­country / rock / psych noisy band that emerged in the early 1990s based around the husband / wife songwriting team of Brian and Maryrose Crook. Together they have released seven albums and numerous singles and compilation tracks over the 20­ something years. The Renderizors first came into being to describe a project with Nathan Thompson and James (T) Kirk of Sandoz Lab Technicians, one of the best experimental free noise exponents New Zealand offered at the time. They recorded an album between 2000 and 2001 and played five or six shows, including the big Dunedin Sound festival recorded by KFJC and broadcast by KFJC and WFMU. A triple ­CD was issued by KFJC which featured several songs by each band (Plagal Grind, The Dead C, Snapper, etc.). This album was recorded with Sha Nonn and iRory (Creche) up at the old, (and now destroyed) High Street Project building in Christchurch in 2010, after playing support to Pink Reason on their New Zealand tour. The Vivid Cloud / Lucky Din name comes from the Crooks stay in Beijing and the pieces are thematically linked. The album also includes a cover of “The Chinese Seas” written by friend, Charles Lieurance, and recorded by his band the Black Dahlias (not the big Canadian band of the same name) in the 1990s." - Grapefruit
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