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Artist: ARA
Title: Pick Up & Run 2007
Format: LP
Label: What The..?
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Ara "Pick Up & Run 2007" LP captures two very performances of reed instruments, singing, percussion, and a very hazy thick atmosphere what might float over the flower fireworks captured in these two very performances. Ara is the Lexington KY-based duo of Sara OKeefe and Trevor Tremaine of such outfits as Eyes and Arms of Smoke, Hair Police, Burning Star Core, Sick Hour, Death Unit, and Rampart Tapes board of direction. However these adjectives of death sick police, of those maybe there need to be new descriptions in place -- were not quite sure what it is but in this alternate universe it could be the Peace Police, Skywatcher Hour, Life Unit, Colourful Star Party, etc. who are close neighbors. Fleeting "jazz" reference, male/female lowlife love vocals, drugstore basement electroacoustic, just warm and cloudy all over like a yesterday today. Feature the most complicated WHAT THE..? record covers so far, each unique handmade and silkscreened by Paul Coors; the materials you have grown come use to except melted together in rare effort. Paintspray turns into watercolours, perfume, and northern lights -- with a mini-poster and edition of 177 (there is no controls on Mother Nature)."-What the...?

Artist: BEATTY, ROBERT
Title: Solos
Format: LP
Label: What The..?
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"In spring 2009, Robert Beatty (of solo Three Legged Race and band Hair Police) Beatty travelled as a collaborating and touring member of Burning Star Core -- with whom he has collaborated and toured as a member of for a number of years as well. Written into the setlist performed every night was slot for an improvised solo by Robert, on his special electronics rig, synthesizer, space echo, question boxes, etc. Anything sound he wanted, "make it sing." So imagine similar to three hour stadium show, the moment for the bass solo or perhaps drum solo, except this is a few minutes out of a 30 or 40 minute long set. Except the stage doesnt rise up or no additional smoke blows across. So imagine if almost every Burning Star Core performance was recorded on this tour and these "Robert Beatty" solos were cut out and strung along into an work of their own ? This LP "SOLOS" realizes that concept. It is live, but it is not collage; it is a document, but it is not comprehensive to the originating context. So ten complete solos, in chronological order, on two sides of LP, about run time of 35 minutes. Paste-ons jacket with creepy Robert poster to get to know. 166 copies of this work for fans of detailed-driven minimum electronics." - What the...?.
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Artist: BRENT LEWIIS ENSEMBLE
Title: At The North Pole, Easter Day, 1982
Format: One Sided LP
Label: What The..?
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Well there is much to say about this record of voices with much to say, so perhaps best to allow one who would know to speak the most for all -- "As part of the 25th anniversary of the Butte County Free Music Society, At The North Pole, Easter Day, 1982 follows The Butte County Free Music Society boxset Induced Musical Spasticity and The Brent Lewiis Ensembles Three Christs of Ypsilanti. Recording and performing primarily in the mid-to-late 1980s, with sporadic efforts in the early 1990s, this barely organized enclave based in rural Northern California ingests and disgorges outsider free music à la Smegma and other bent LAFMS trippers, the UKs A Band, 5 Starcle Men, Gastric Female Reflex, Id M Theft Able, and the sort of visionaries currently promoted by labels such as Chocolate Monk, Destijl, and Ultra Eczema. Members of the Brent Lewiis Ensemble later migrated to Vomit Launch, Glands of External Secretion, The Idiot, Serious Problmz, and Bananafish magazine. In comparison to the only other available recording of a complete live performance by the group (the side-long “Industrial Barbecue,” on the above-mentioned BUFMS boxset), At The North Pole, Easter Day, 1982 is starker and more minimal overall. Performing as a quintet at a university open mic night in the student union cafeteria, the group had played live only once prior (a “bongos in the dirt” affair in the parking lot of an art gallery), they had yet to amass the collection of ubiquitous tape players and answering machines that accompanied most subsequent performances and recordings. The absence of overt forward progress in some (WHAT THE? note: there is more notes and they will be included with the record). "Previously released on the Mary Jane cassette in 1983." -- Brent Lewiis spokesperson, BUFMS. One-sided LP with silkscreen cover designed by artist Paul Coors, from an idea , along with a BUFMS-supplied glow-in-the-dark mini poster. 129 copies limit on a history which has no." - What The..?

Artist: BURNING STAR CORE
Title: West Coast Spring 2004
Format: LP
Label: What The..?
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"For the curious and complete we present a new imprint seeking specific live experience on a vinyl format. Our first edition is from the Burning Star Core, this time caught in a duo of C. Spencer Yeh on voice and violin, and Robert Beatty (Hair Police, Eyes and Arms of Smoke, Three Legged Race) on his self-style "acoustic appraiser" and electronics, during the spring in 2004 on tour with LA language Open City. Burning Star Core timeline watches would place this same time when the collaboration LP with Comets on Fire was recorded, and when "Lets Play Wild Like Wilcats Do" was first available as limited CD-R. Two complete sets from Seattle WA and San Francisco CA, what was felt was the very best ones from previous archive cassette collection on Yehs quiet vanity imprint Dronedisco. The flavor of this time is very stripped down with attention to destiny and velocity; for fans of raw electronics, vocal action and hyper-dry violin, with some brief drone for the complete trip. Only 300 numbered copies with inserts. Be sure to control an eye and ear out for the future of WHAT THE..? records!"

Artist: COMETA FEVER
Title: Dead Light
Format: One-sided LP
Label: What The..?
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Debut wax debut from this young band, previous from Italy, now residing in Berlin Germany. Five songs on one sided-LP, announces a new presence in sound poprock one could easily describe in comparisons -- we swear at reference points experiments crossing this with that but -- and indeed the tuneful minimal tunes and noisy surfing churn chord guitars, boy-n-girl vocals, anemic fuzz, brittle and cold snap of drum machine, keyboard haze, endless sexy echo and reverb. You know the sound and you have heard and loved it before, hear it again through Cometa Fever. We hear recently the duo have added a third, and are readier than every to be, probably new songs extending the Cometa vibration. We wish them well!! An edition of 112 copies, excellent silkscreen artwork and design by artist Paul Coors, captures the electric thrill of hot and cold whips on the lonely body." - What the..?
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Artist: DIETRICH/BEN HALL, DON
Title: Spitfire
Format: LP
Label: What The..?
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"A cinderblock-sculpting freakout session from Don Dietrich (Borbetomagus/The New Monuments) and Ben Hall (The New Monuments). Highly-touted by Aaron Dilloway, deep sea creatures, and your local tire dealership." - What The..?

Artist: GORDY HORN
Title: The Glue That Holds The Kids Together
Format: One Sided LP
Label: What The..?
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Vinyl debut of long-running Cincinnati Ohio/Northern Kentucky improv unit circling the center of saxophone/electronics Tim Schwallie (of The Wolverton Brothers) and doublebass/electronics Scott Hisey. Over many many many many years the core remain the same with various collaborators and members walking in and stepping or falling out, but the core remain the same, as they stepped in and fell out of modes such as free improv, free funk, free song, as evidenced in these on record. And included on record is a highly-picked sample of highlights from Gordy line-ups, including involving Clayton "Chicken" Gunnels (RIP, of the JBs, "America Eats Its Young"-adelic), Mark Perry (Heevahava), C. Spencer Yeh (Burning Star Core) and names here. "So Mark Perry discovered Clayton wandering Covington streets. Clayton was too well-dressed to be just another homeless dude as Mark put it... Mark started a dialogue which turned into sporadic jams with Clayton, then Mark decided that Gordy Horn get-togethers were the best formats for Clayton and you know the rest... Do you know karate? Tara was a singer with a very sloppy and very loud noise jam thing in the early nineties that I liked a lot--in particular I liked this pretty quiet small young girl that would transform into a screaming banshee on stage... We talked and then they moved to LA; her boyfriend oded, she moved back, and we started talking again. Scott and I were in a collaborative mood. We met up with Aimee who was willing to bring her harp around, and Gordy was a four-piece for 8 months or so around June to Dec 1999... The quartet with Spencer and Adam was really the go-to quartet for a while there (2003-2006) and I am glad we got one of those jams on the record." - Tim Schwallie, Spring 2010, Cincinnati Ohio. One-sided LP with silkscreen cover designed by artist Paul Coors. 130 copies limit." - What The..?

Artist: LIEBERMAN, JUSTIN & C. SPENCER YEH
Title: Object Lessons
Format: Picture Disc LP
Label: What The..?
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
"Object Lessons" and what of this ten-song collaboration between artist Lieberman and Yeh ? Perhaps the influenced musically discussed is somewhere starting between mutual love of various artistic and musical genres certainly -- sound poetry, psychedelic rock, Japanese scum noise, Japanese psychedelic rock, listy lists, but certainly embodies more the present-time sensibilities and whims of both between the two artists to combine for something perhaps neither strictly adhering to any imitation. Perhaps to this record appropriately lets step back to New York artist Justin Liebermans 2009 sculptural and multimedea work "The Correctors Custom Pre-Fab House" -- a description from the debuting gallery follows -- "The Correctors Custom Pre-Fab House is inspired by Robert Venturi and Denise Scott-Browns 1972 book, Learning From Las Vegas, which provides an in depth examination of what they call the decorated shed, a simple structure with elaborate signage. Using the urban sprawl of Las Vegas as an example, they posit this architectural style as a means to enrich the symbolic content of post-modern architecture. The Correctors Custom Pre-Fab House is a steel dwelling covered with a multitude of objects including a 1970s snowmobile, a life sized Jolly Green Giant, foam filled inflatable toys, an illuminated Fedex sign, and a 7 foot shark. Accompanying the house is a sculpture of the Corrector, a character inspired by the fictional figure, Nobusuke Tagomi, from Philip K Dicks novel, The Man in the High Castle. The novel follows Tagomi in a fictional future fifty years after Germany and Japan defeat the Allied forces in World War II. Liebermans interpretation of Taogmi is that of an avid collector of all things pop culture, whose collecting habits extend to the exterior of his home. Within the house, there is a computer equipped with a program that enables the Corrector to archive each object with an informational text about the objects history, which is then projected onto the adjacent wall of the gallery. Created in the style of a Katamari video game, the program features texts on each object taking various forms such as objective accounts, plagiarized product descriptions, aesthetic meditations, poetry, short fiction, satire, and prose. The program is available to play at www.thecorrector.org. These texts were then transformed into the record, Object Lessons, a musical collaboration between Justin Lieberman and C Spencer Yeh. The record is a spoken rendition of select object descriptions that were reworked into an ... musical format." Full-color gatefold jacket, depicting abovementioned objects piled up in a grassy field, and the empty dome waiting for occupancy, and inside special ullistrations for both ten tracks -- with fullcolor picture disc LP showing the Corrector statues head in both sketch and final form. Manufacture stopped around 250 copies." - What The..?

Artist: MNDR
Title: Caligula
Format: One Sided LP
Label: What The..?
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"12" maximum single (and only second ever vinyl ?) of MNDR, once and always aka Amanda Warner, of other projects such as 0th, Triangle, and at once techbrain/wingperson/producer for some number of bands and projects over many years. Consummate showperson, hard working, knowledge of soft and hard synthethic and analog sound -- we bet if she had even a minute of spare minute of time she may have decided to cut this vinyl herself with a pocket knife? So what we have is an original version of "Caligula" with a "pre-capella" version as its companion. Maximum vocal harmony and beat, synth lines twist around vocal lines and harmonize. Caligula, maximum pleasure in the your house. Cut at 45 RPM so that you can want to play it at 33 some days when?? One-sided LP with silkscreen cover designed by artist Paul Coors. You need to see the baby blue translucent ink on this. 138 copies limited and then poof, you blink." - What The..?
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Artist: SPECULUM FLIGHT
Title: Live in Tokyo 1995
Format: LP
Label: What The..?
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"We are proud and excited to present our second effort as the team What The..? Records in finest production and resurrection n of artifacts from some of the favorite artists. This time.... -- a lost long live set from California sound unit Speculum Fight (to some now known as Damion Romero), taken place back in a heavy time for sound of such density and heaviness, in one of the heaviest zones on Planet Earth -- Tyoko, Japan circa 1995 !!! These sides are cut striaght in vein from chrome cassette to cutting needle, as if drawing the very energy of analog spirit without the interference of digital approximation, and indeed it is pure anaolog these grooves you hear!!! Romero has stated this live set is in direct influenced by such dark-cloud recordings as "Milky Way" (infamous Keiji Haino live set) and perhaps ritualistic density of C.C.C.C., but we know the sound is also instead pure West Coast motor engine fog monster. Bonus slab of soundcheck included at the beginning, to set the stage for what surely will be known as a prime window into pure eyes-closed eclipsed darkness of highest mental order. Romero does not su much as "play" as he does just line up of cosmic and physical psychic energy to birth a creation of situation for top-notch psychic physical cosmos. Comes in silkscreened cover with heavy-duty resealable polyethylene bag, includes reproduction of original show flyer and numbered photograph from the trip in the eye of Romero himself. Hold inside cover in front of face while listening for best results. Edition of 300." - What The..?

Artist: WELLINS, MATT / ZACH WALLACE
Title: Split
Format: One-sided LP
Label: What The..?
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Split" as in the side of record is split between two artists - one work each from two individuals Matt Wellins and one Zach Wallace (of such group Sun Circle). Two drone work from old 90s -- Wellins has "Dedicated to Lovely Music, Ltd." and indeed lovely one of our favorites from many years. We are excited to bring this to the vinyl format, finally. A saxophone and compyuter lovely patterns and just skitters and dances over delicate bed; just beautiful and simply. Zach Wallace offers an earlier work, "We Are Here" with viola, modified harmonica, sing saw, many other earthen soundmaker objects blending into a simple but deep and ever growing. We have edition of 111 copies, eye-catching silkscreen artwork and design by artist Paul Coors." - What the...?
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Artist: WIESE, JOHN & C. SPENCER YEH
Title: Live in Nottingham
Format: LP
Label: What The..?
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"So take serial collaborator John Wiese, seen recently (and heard) with such sound monuments construction as Painjerk, Merzbow, Sunn O))), not to mention his own squirm unit Sissy Spacek and then improvisation leapfrog C. Spencer Yeh also of Burning Star Core (for which we have released exactly one record live of) and with many other mercenaries such as Paul Flaherty and Chris Corsano, Aaron Dillowye, Thurston Moore and his Dream/Action and the list goes on. Double up on gentleman in front of their best gear with loud speakers and room full of wanting persons (this time in Nottingham England, surely a rainy day -- turned noisy), their mind and hands like puzzle pieces you never really thought about but, surely just a beginning but here we have it, worth our time and attention to carve into plastic history. And what results -- rude blast noises, deep-brain droning, twisting tape press record, and just torn apart vocal and string in imaginable electronic torture chambers!! What you would expect from such a combination if you have imagination and is that a bad thing for your ears really? Recorded direct from the board for maximum clarity -- detail and quality. Edition of 330 ? with special insert and silkscreen red covers. Truly the fourth volume from a library of love signed WHAT THE..?" - What The..?
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Artist: YEH, C. SPENCER
Title: Songs 2002
Format: One-sided LP
Label: What The..?
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Songs 2002" are recorded from 2001-2002, having no home and no direction, just being one big question it was decided to pass along and eventually have released, so that the matter is settled and we can all move along to the next. Guitars and words. Another language to learn breathing and another see what dreams to come! Artist Paul Coors designs and silkscreens ghostphoto symmetry cover, 135 copies total at last count." - What the..?

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