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Artist: CLAUDIO TWO
Title: Contemporary Suicide Music
Format: CDR
Label: Mad Monk
Country: USA
Price: $14.50
"Brand new dead end carpetbagger blues by these born losers. This third Claudio Two album (following the unreleased and indefinitely shelved Jazz Improve CDR) finds the crew flexing their muscles a bit - from wasted bedroom metal riffs carelessly layered over each other to create a zit cream vortex, to synth / occult pieces inspired by John Carpenter soundtracks and Ritalin snorting, to atmospheric black metal frightmares, and decrepid blooz rock, its all here on this brief CD, which may or may not include the bands first actual cover song, by French geniuses Vietnam Veterans. Full color collage covers by local college radio personality (actually he just steals CDs from the station) Blake Conley. Only 150 copies of this one, hurry!"- Mad Monk

Artist: CLAUDIO TWO
Title: Hot Lead
Format: CDR
Label: Mad Monk
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"Latest and best from this mysterious tribe finds them in full synthesizer horror mode. Taking cues from the soundtracks of John Carpenter, the mutant space techno of Allan Bryant, the time-lapse mesmerism of Robert Fripp, and the intrepid synthesizer experiments of Ruth White, Hot Lead deals in nightmarish arpeggios, shapeshifting noise and ominous melodic variations. Recorded direct to 8 track - no boring, sterile microhouse polish here - and comprised of mostly solo tracks by individual members. Complete with dreamy Sisters of Mercy fanboy cover art. Limited to 150 copies." -Mad Monk

Artist: CODY, TURNER
Title: The Great Migration / Quarter Century
Format: LP
Label: Mad Monk
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Turner has been kicking around the NYC folk scene for quite a few years now, but this is, perhaps inexplicably, his first foray onto wax. While most singer / songwriters these days seem to draw most of their water from Iron and Wine via Pavement and back again, Turner sounds like he began his musical education listening to Gershwin player piano rolls and quit buying records somewhere around the time Dylan brought it all back home. Lyrically, Turner can turn a phrase with the best of em, and the gloriously ramshackle accompaniment is Mungo Jerry meets Herman Dune sharing a squat in Tin Pan Alley. This LP combines two of Turners self-released CDs, and is as good an introduction to his wonderful music as any. Heres what Jeweled Antler head honcho Glenn Donaldson sez about Turner: "Cody is pre-war, Old Testament & A Confederate General from Big Sur." Err⿦nuff said, no?"" - Mad Monk.

Artist: EGYPT IS THE MAGICK #
Title: The Valentine Process
Format: LP
Label: Mad Monk
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Egypt is the Magick #, the duo of Adam Mortimer and Dave Shuford (NNCK, Suntanama, Coach Fingers, Enos Slaughter, etc) (plus a mysterious third member) return after a seven year hiatus with an LP of archival material that somehow bests their massive CD on Psych-o-Path all those years ago. Beautiful full color covers and 180 gram vinyl, only 500 copies so hurry!" - Mad Monk.

Artist: MATTA LLAMA
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Mad Monk
Country: USA
Price: $16.50
"Matta Llama are already one of the most talked about bands in New York City, but after the psych beardstrokers, dateless dronemongers, and stoner rock wastoids get ahold of this, the bands name will be express-delivered to legendary status alongside Trad Gras Och Stenar, Edgar Broughton Band, and High Rise. Featuring gifted artist Arik Moonhawk Roper on bass, this relentless foursome have crafted one of the most explicitly psychedelic and teeth-rattling albums to come along in years. With deluxe fold out poster and fancy matte printed covers, only 500 copies and destined to fly." - Mad Monk.

Artist: OWL XOUNDS
Title: Teenagers From Mars
Format: LP
Label: Mad Monk
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"We here at Mad Monk have been fans of Adam Krineys many projects over the past few years and feel deeply honored to offer the vinyl debut of his long-running fucked-jazz unit Owl Xounds (formerly OWL SOUNDS). Taking their psychedelic rhyhmic core of drummer Kriney (LA OTRACINA/BLIZZARDS/RUST IONICS/CASTANETS/THE PLACES) and upright bassist Gene Janas (Screamin Jaw Hawkins/Bern Nixs SEDITION ENSEMBLE) to any reedsman up for the challenge, the boys explode it all with Austrian sax-ist Mario Rechtern, who has been invlolved with free-music since the late 60s playing in the REFORM ART UNIT (with Sunny Murray, Linda Sharrock, & Leena Conquest) and more recently as a guest in the Weasel Walter QUARTET/SEXTET/TRIO. Truly and honorably a post-ESP expression, it is much a post-SST expression. While the instrumentation and framework are a staple of the jazz/improvisaion tradition, the directions and velocities at which OWL XOUNDS exist are just as informed of the worlds of hardcore/punk and experimental noise. Citing the MISFITS as the most important band in his musical education, drummer/leader Kriney always felt the connection between the punk he grew up on and the free-jazz he became aware of later in life, the energy, the volume, the commitment, and most importantly the UNDENIABILITY of them both! And similarly the ostracism of the two is not to be ignored, being an outsider, the alienation from popular music, from popular culture, and from everyone around who just didnt get it were also of significance. It is with these considerations that this LP was named, for after all, from Albert Ayler to Thurston Moore to Glenn Danzig to Kawabata Makoto to Peter Brotzmann, they and we are all Teenagers From Mars, and we dont care! This LP is a split release with Krineys own Colour Sounds Recordings." - Mad Monk.
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Artist: WAND
Title: Born Bad
Format: LP
Label: Mad Monk
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Brand new VINYL ONLY LP by WAND aka James Jackson Toth, documenting an unraveling of psyche and soul. A psychedelic and almost comically intimate ode to abandonment and bad choices. Hand screened covers containing an insert with full lyric sheet, and pressed on swirly psychedelic vinyl (no two alike!). . Limited to 500 copies." - Mad Monk.

Artist: WEISMAN, KURT
Title: More Is More
Format: 7"
Label: Mad Monk
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"We were crazy about the music of Kurt Weisman from the first second we heard it. You can Google at least two or three examples of us publicly gushing over ⿿Past The Moon,⿝ one of Kurts songs played with his band Feathers. Its probably our single favorite song of last year. Needless to say we are overjoyed to release Kurts debut on vinyl, following an excellent self-released CD-R. Possessed with the rare talent of writing tunes that are at once whimsical and strangely ominous, Kurts music is reverential without being anachronistic. His solo work is even more far-reaching, adding electronic elements without sacrificing the charisma and charm inherent to the songs. While somewhat poppier than his work with Feathers, dont worry - Kurts solo vinyl debut is just as possessed with the spirits of Canterbury. Fans of Les Maledictus Sounds cut up / collage work, (not to mention their affinity for speeding up vocals) will be delighted, as will those who cant understand why the Beach Boys didnt make ⿿Vegetables⿝ a sidelong jam. Elsewhere, Kurt conjures Comus as remixed by Otto Von Schirach. He also writes some of the most compelling melodies weve heard in a long time ⿿ timeless, beautiful ones. Remember the feeling you got when you were a kid and you first saw that last scene in Over The Edge, where they play Valerie Carters version of ⿿Ooh Child⿝ as the kids head off to juvie? Kurts single gives you that kinda feeling. Your life totally needs this." - Mad Monk.

Artist: WILD GUNMEN
Title: Cocain Spyders
Format: CDR
Label: Mad Monk
Country: USA
Price: $12.50
"The second volume in this exciting series by this wastoid troupe from the buckeye state is even better than the first. While the highly popular Volume One introduced the band as the parole boards answer to the Cherry Blossoms, Volume Two: Cocain Spyders (the misspelling is the bands) finds the group more stoned, introspective and deliberate, with oscillators, delay drones, horns, and high pitched feedback squeals taking the place of more traditional instruments. Singer Kristy is, as ever, center stage, singing beautifully harrowing misfit tales of lonely strangers, train wrecks and dreams fading away. Volume Two also features what is perhaps, in our opinion, the quintessential Wild Gunmen track thus far - an untitled jam near the middle of the disc begins like any other paranormal WG track, until Kristy nonchalantly takes a break from singing to audibly converse with her captive party guests about sex and cocain(e), while Witt and Ron, undaunted, lock into a supremely fucked clarinet / guitar duet that sounds like a moonlight meeting between Rafael Toral and Little Howlin Wolf. When Kristy decides to begin singing again, the track only gets weirder, stretching out over several parts and nearly fifteen minutes like a lost ESP side or perhaps the music the guy who left the desperate answering machine message at the beginning of Charalambides Market Square might have made. As if all of this werent enough, Volume Two also includes the soon-to-be-punk-classic "(Ive Got A) Washboard (For A Stomach)." This is the second in what we hope will be a long running series of releases by Wild Gunmen on Mad Monk, but each one could be the last - word has it a few of the band members are dead set against these releases - so treasure and cherish every minute while it lasts!" - Mad Monk.

Artist: WILD GUNMEN
Title: End Ov The World
Format: CDR
Label: Mad Monk
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"Were pretty thrilled to offer up the third volume in this series of CDRs by Wild Gunmen. End Ov the World is our favorite of the bunch, because it offers the expected - chaotic wastoid jams, cacaphonous raging, and crude acoustic punk ditties - along with the entirely unexpected - essentially, the albums untitled 12 minute closer, which is by far the best thing the band has ever done. "12" is a monstrous piece of low bass tones, disembodied vocal samples, ominous cascading noise, spooky backward effects, and singer Kristys deadpan voice (sample lyric: "I hate being raped every day / every day that I live I am raped / Everybody rapes me every day / do you know what its like to be raped every day?"). Scary shit. This track is unlike anything else in the WG discography, sounding like a cross between Consumer Electronics Teenage Nuremberg and "Revolution 9" for a post-Mullholland Drive world. There are other highlights as well, like the Godz-style punk of "Up Your Ass" (featuring rare lead vocals by either Ron or Witt), and a nearly lucid cover of "Folsom Prison Blues," complete with train whistle sound effects. Elsewhere, banjos collide with saxophones, guitars feed back mercilessly against found audio, chaos reigns. If youre new to Wild Gunmen, this is the place to start." - Mad Monk

Artist: WILD GUNMEN
Title: Volume One
Format: CDR
Label: Mad Monk
Country: USA
Price: $14.50
"I was introduced to the music of Wild Gunmen by Russ Waterhouse, who handed me a tape wrapped in silver foil and told me Id love it. He was right, and I immediately wrote to main Gunman Witt, just telling him how much I liked his band. He wrote me back immediately, promising "years" of more music, and telling me Id better get ready, because this was some serious shit. He explained that the band - a trio - were bad on the biz end because they were all saddled with being drug addicts and had also been dealt the unfortunate blow of all being born under the sign of Libra (???). He also told me that two of the members were former FM radio DJs on Cincinnatis WAIF. A few days later, a package arrived containing three unmarked 90 minute cassettes, and a handwritten letter. The letter featured color copies of a sexy drummer who, Witt explained, was dead now, and another photo of a very young girl who Witt claimed to have taken to see GG Allin. The letter, rife with more references to the copious amount of drugs the band takes, quotes from South Park, and casual boasting, was still not enough to prepare me for the amazingly twisted sounds contained on the tape. Eerie acoustic blues, with oscillator and other various noises, super confessional lyrics sung by what sounds like the demon spawn of Jandeks gal Nancy and Niagara, and the unmistakable sound of several fucked up adults getting together to rock out in a self-described drug infested nut house. This one is hard to explain, and frankly, Im at a loss - a very authentic psychedelic nightmare that may be a little too real people for its own good. Of all the amazing shit coming out of Cowtown lately (and there is a LOT!) this is some of the most fried by far. Some of it maybe sounds a little like Sam Esh? I dont know, man. Anyway, this is the first of what we hope will be many releases of Wild Gunmen material on Mad Monk. We are super excited to share this with the world! I asked Witt to send me cover art and song titles, and he told me to "just make them up, cause no one here can ever agree on them...our singer Kristy is a drug addict...half the time I just want to kill her. And surprise us and cook up your own design for a CD cover - title it anything you want." Okay, then! Only 150 copies, hurry!"- Mad Monk
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Artist: WOODEN WAND & THE BRIARWOOD VIRGINS
Title: Briarwood
Format: LP
Label: Mad Monk
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Limited to only 500 copies, this LP version of the new album by WOODEN WAND is being released by Fire Records in the UK on CD (and eventually, a vinyl reissue), but this version is the homegrown DIY style, with Office Max printed inserts and marble-y swirl purple vinyl. Further alienating those who would just as soon attend a Renaissance Fair as they would a gig, this album is WW at his most rock and roll - a valentine to trad rock (only one track of acoustic guitar on the whole record) - no honey straws here. Features a cover of Jim Fords "Big Mouth USA" and longtime crowd favorite "The DNR Waltz." Tube sizzlin good times. Bottoms up!" - Mad Monk.

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