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Artist: ASHTRAY NAVIGATIONS
Title: Exploding Blue Floor Martin Denny
Format: LP
Label: 8mm
Country: Italy
Price: $30.00
"Its a big pleasure for me to release the new full-length album from Leeds-based underground legend Ashtray Navigations, featuring 9 new tracks recorded in studio during 2008 and dedicated to the memory of the great american composer Martin Denny, father of Exotica! "Exploding Blue Floor⿦" is one step ahead into Phil Todds hallucinatory travel into the galaxies of the Unknown. A cornucopia of what he has been doing for more than 15 years with unique dedication and passion. Passion is in fact, the first word that came to my mind listening to this music where acid guitar riffs, concrete sounds, delicate acoustic passages and vintage warm electronics, live in absolute symbiosis. Power to the imagination, breaking down the walls between song and improvisation, structure and freedom, melody and noise. Just like looking inside a kaleidoscope, this will be the perfect soundtrack for your daydreams! Blue-night coloured Vinyl, Artwork by Phil Todd and silkscreened by Canedicoda, with insert. EDITION OF 242 COPIES" -8mm

Artist: ASHTRAY NAVIGATIONS
Title: To Make A Fool Ask, And You Are The First
Format: LP
Label: Blackest Ever Black
Country: UK
Price: $22.00
"Ashtray Navigationss To Make A Fool picks up where the nerve-damaged exotica of 2015s A Shimmering Replica left off - acerbic "surf" guitar and synthetic salt-breeze fit for the Tropic of Yorkshire. Instant immersion in a potent, pungent psychedelia that feels equal parts cosmic and aquatic. What Phil Todd wrenches out of his instrument these days is a language unto itself - a helical, grieving howl, a (super)natural efflorescence, beyond earthly description - ur-rock and post-everything. Equal emphasis is given here to pulsating machine rhythms and lush keyboard textures, with contributions by Mel ODubhshlaine. There were pre-echoes of all this in the recent Fluctuants (2015) and Aero Infinite (2014), but To Make A Fool feels like the fullest expression of something which was only glimpsed in those earlier works. The side-long "Spray Two" - gently eddying string-pads gradually slashed with fraught piano improvisations - is a masterpiece in its own right. At its delirious peak, the whole thing boils over into brooding, arpeggiated noir-techno - Michael Manns steadicam roaming Leedss B-roads, some kind of tangerine nightmare - before finally cooling into a bleary starfield of pure and sumptuous hypno-tone. This is a trip, in the most skull-splitting, soul-crinkling sense of the word, but it soothes and heals as well. A circular and transformative journey to the other side of the underneath, and a landmark recording from one of the most adept and visionary nodes in Britains freak-out underground." - Blackest Ever Black.

Artist: ASHTRAY NAVIGATIONS
Title: You Cannot Tell Cigars...
Format: CD
Label: C/Psi/P
Country: New Zealand
Price: $15.00
"Bedroom legends ASHTRAY NAVIGATIONS once more shower the parched earth with canonized filth and cheap-tape degradation, setting a brand new bench mark in foggy-psychic-swuzz. Six extended tracks that run the gamut of ooze, sliming a cast of guest contributors along the way." -C/Psi/P. "A trashcan antidote to LaMonte Young" - David Keenan, The Wire. 2004 release.

Artist: ASHTRAY NAVIGATIONS
Title: Electric Cointelpro
Format: 3" CDR
Label: Firstperson
Country: UK
Price: $8.00
"now into his lOth year operating under the ASHTRAY NAVIGATIONS moniker & with releases on such esteemed labels as MENLO PARK, JEWELLED ANTLER, SILTBREEZE, AMERICAN TAPES, CELEBRATE PSI PHENOMENON etc, PHIL TODD continues to conjure up his own unique brand of rural psychedelic folk musik. with his prolific output under various guises (ANNA PLANETA, A WARM PALINDROME, INCA EYEBALL, TARGET SHOPPERS, DOGLIVEROIL, GREEN MONKEY, TEA CULTURE etc etc...) not to mention his previously longrunning label & distro - "BETLEY WELCOMES CAREFUL DRIVERS", PHIL TODD has been a tireless champion & exponent of fucked-up rock, avant-folk, mangled pop, allout noise, indeed "outsider" art in all its forms. for "ELECTRIC COINTELPRO" we are treated to 4 superb tracks of organic drone & inspired electric gtr aktion. an excellent addition to an ever-expanding resume." - Firstperson.

Artist: ASHTRAY NAVIGATIONS
Title: Dirt Mummies & Bloody Amps
Format: LP
Label: Freenoise
Country: UK
Price: $22.00
"Theres a big new hole in your record collection! File under: psychedelic drowning guitar sitar crown chakra implosion, kundalini violation, chest crushing metal mantra, synapse snapping, annihalation in godhead of future trips blossoming new gene... Phil Todd, Phil Legard and Melanie Delaney crashed in the ashtray of your mind during Dec 05 and March 06 and found the way out through this stunning new realisation. Contend with the deeper conscience of the legendary Navigators as they carve a clear path through existence, ultimately to share and unite us in the cool golden draught of shimmering free noise bliss.." - Freenoise. Limited to 200 copies.

Artist: ASHTRAY NAVIGATIONS
Title: The Love That Whirrs
Format: CD
Label: Last Visible Dog
Country: USA
Price: $12.50
"English artist Phil Todd has been an underground presence for well over a decade, engaging in countless groups and collaborations, signing on as an occasional member of Vibracathedral Orchestra and Sunroof!, and releasing numerous documents of dissident art via his Betley Welcomes Careful Drivers and Memoirs of an Aesthete labels. Todds major achievement, though, is his ongoing solo project Ashtray Navigations. Releasing a baffling amount of cassettes, LPs, CDs and CD-Rs, Todd has refined a singular take on modern sound construction that references the dynamics of rock, the emotional evisceration of blues and the white-light intensity of noise." - Last Visible Dog.

Artist: ASHTRAY NAVIGATIONS
Title: Caeduceus and Black Sal
Format: LP
Label: Memoirs Of An Aesthete
Country: UK
Price: $24.00
"The latest in Ashtray Navigations ongoing vinylization of our out-of-print CDR catalogue has this amped-up mindbender from 2007... yes, the one with the cute little doggies on the cover. Except now theyre on the label and the vinyl is pink. And there is no cover, just a PVC bag so it matches the Red Culture reissue. One side featuring a thick dinner of swirling tambouras, electric sitars and synths blasting out of tiny battery amp speakers wrapped in buzzing tinfoil (a description of the methodology here and not just the sound!). One side of clubfooted samba rhythms and twin guitar sustain overload which offers a key as to why Ashtray Navigations set at Thurstons ATP a few years ago was roundly condemned as "Santana" in certain circles. Ashtray at its heaviest and most monolithic, though those words are often apply, I guess. Pink vinyl LP. . . . limited to 250 copies" -Memoirs of an Aesthete

Artist: ASHTRAY NAVIGATIONS
Title: Deadicated to The Sensory Armada
Format: LP
Label: Memoirs of an Aesthete
Country: UK
Price: $34.00
"The seven new numbers recorded between summer and autumn 2011 in the first ASHTRAY NAVIGATIONS vinyl LP since 2009 arrives with a heartfelt dedication to the lost and unrecorded 60s London psych duo of the title, and to all sounds sucked into the air, gone forever. Deadicated to the Sensory Armada is the latest stage of PHIL TODD and Cos immersion in the synths-and-sequencers cosmos which has edged into recent Ashtray Navigations releases. A few new moves should give an indication of future directions. Piled-up guitar structures, cascading rhythms and the first recorded appearance of drummer SETH COOKE. Edition of 100." -Memoirs of an Aesthete.

Artist: ASHTRAY NAVIGATIONS
Title: Johnny Fuckoff Minotour (Easter Exit 2)
Format: CDR
Label: Memoirs Of An Aesthete
Country: UK
Price: $12.00
"....and a new one from easter 2009. Believe it or not, these are the first 2009 Ashtray Navigations recordings to be released, so there. And this is quite definitely the last in the "painted clamshells" series of CDRs (this time they are mostly yellow, fact fans). Sort of a response to a review which described Ash Nav as "obviously Heldon-influenced"...news to me, but I decided to Go For It and prove the reviewer right. But imagine a bunch of early 70s frenchmen playing all of their psychedelic records, all of their Ocora records and all their prog/fusion at once whilst angry drum machines beamed in against their will from an alternate future blast out very mutated hip-hop beats. Apparently Mr. R.Pinhas was an attendee at a Paris Ash Nav gig and is said to have remarked "I thought they only had pop music in England these days". This release may prove him right also. This is also the first Ashtray release to be almost all digitally recorded....and youll be surprised how fucked up it sounds - gawd bless technology for giving us so many options. Our most fun-packed CDR for a while. Limited to 100 copies" -Memoirs Of An Aesthete

Artist: ASHTRAY NAVIGATIONS
Title: Snakestrings/Hollywood Taught You To Kiss
Format: Double CDR
Label: Memoirs Of An Aesthete
Country: UK
Price: $15.00
"double CDR! two tracks each exceeding 40 minutes. Snakestrings (i.e. disc 1) is a trip through strings and soundboxes, Phil Todd plays esraj, kemence, electric sitar and guitars until the electronic instruments rebel and propel the whole thing into psychedelic overdrive. Hollywood Taught You To Kiss (i.e. disc 2) is based around another Todd/Crowley/Legard trio excursion. Dedicated to Sun Ra and Andy Warhol respectively. Limited to 99 numbered copies." -Memoirs of an Aesthete

Artist: ASHTRAY NAVIGATIONS
Title: Spray
Format: CDR
Label: Memoirs Of An Aesthete
Country: UK
Price: $10.00
"The cover of the latest CD-r from blog faves Ashtray Navigations (this time being Phil Todd solo) sports a noteworthy boast: aside from false starts with the percussion everything else therein is a first take. It is an interesting prospect. Despite being an accomplished improviser, Phils recorded output tends to be the result of much deliberation, overdubbing and editing. The guy puts the hours in and the result is a consistency unique amongst those similarly prolific. The slapdash should take note: no that wont do, be more like Phil instead. Anyway, in keeping with the vibe of the project I decided to review it in one take too. During a lunch break I found an unused basement teaching room in the university where I work, spread my kit across a table – food, pencil, three sheets of A4 paper, mp3 player – pushed the buds deep into my long-suffering ear canals, pressed play and wrote the following. Aside from some false starts on the punctuation, and some reconstruction following the disintegration of my sandwich and resultant beetroot stains, this is also a first take.

bubba omeiser: chimes, bells, calling the fairies to a gathering? A wedding? Getting heavier, maybe a mushroom vision of the forest, maybe the soundtrack to a 1970s documentary about jellyfish. Hang on – here come the space bongos (obviously this release does contain overdubs – presumably Phil means each element was recorded in one take. Some assembly was required)! Now there is an epic swishing hiss – reptiles in sunglasses are eating the wedding party! the awful backlash: ah, the guitar. A super-cool rhythmic shimmer underscores a sky-scraping psyche-rock wig-out. Phils ornithopter flaps lazily over the dunes (at this point I stared at the wall for a minute, lost in the solo. Nearby building work was making the floor vibrate nicely). This is Phil at his most free and, ironically, perhaps at his most accessible. I can imagine anyone whose tastes are guitar-led being won over by this to the shining path of AshNav, Fun ending as one of the hip lizards from earlier croaks along to the dying seconds. spray: Business! Initial bobbling sounds like an interlude in a modernist composition symbolising the rush of urban existence. Picture ballet dancers artfully avoiding each other as they hail cabs, meet their dates, go about a stylised version of city life. Im expecting this to resolve, to clarify but the layers continue to slide over each other, breathless. OK, now percussion is stapling it together and a low end is packing it away. Second movement, change of scene. Now the electrobibble seems like the chittering of nocturnal creatures, the wob-wob of the synth giving the impression of a tropical night that just wont cool. Act three sees the return our reptile friends. As the engine of their super-yacht idles in the background, ready to depart, they enjoy a quayside performance of Miles Davis style vibraphonic space jazz then, ha!, that is it. Blimey, for a 20 minute track that sure passed quickly." - Memoirs Of An Aesthete.
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Artist: ASHTRAY NAVIGATIONS
Title: Whos Been Rocking My Dreamboat?
Format: CDR
Label: Memoirs Of An Aesthete
Country: UK
Price: $12.00
"For the special surprise and delight of those poor neglected souls who think Ashtray was "better in ye olde days" (yeah, these people do seem to exist...give them a hapenny) we present a digital relaunch ing of this ramshackle vessel from 96. Two pieces for electronics from a cassette release on Italys Less Than Zero label. Also includes a violin and synth track revived from a split cassette (with Japans SUKORA) which Betley pooped out the same distant year. So you get 76 minutes worth, kids. Ashtray at its most minimal, akin to the sound you hear just before you fall asleep face down under a canal bridge (dont try this at home - the CDR is safer). And you can wake up to a whole sugarfresh morning with the new 3inch CDR listed below. Five English pounds also." - Memoirs Of The Aesthete.
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Artist: ASHTRAY NAVIGATIONS
Title: Six Imaginary Scenes From The Life Of Muhammad Al Aqil
Format: LP
Label: Nashazphone
Country: Egypt
Price: $29.00
"This newest candle burning outing from the long going UK psych project headed by Mr. Phil Todd continues the quest for the farthest possible cosmic frequencies through FX, guitar, synth, and saz on a bed of field recordings. Some tracks in here almost enter the pantheon of NEW AGE MUSIC! Edition of 200 copies." - Nashazphone

Artist: ASHTRAY NAVIGATIONS
Title: Monocycle American
Format: LP
Label: QBICO
Country: Italy
Price: $51.00
"One-sided release on beautiful red/white swirl-colored vinyl, limited to 99 copies. Originally released as a CD-R limited to 50 copies. Powerful electronic music for the new millennia." -Qbico

Artist: ASHTRAY NAVIGATIONS
Title: Running On Autokinetic
Format: LP
Label: QBICO
Country: Italy
Price: $24.00
"Green-colored vinyl. Recorded in Leeds, June 2007. Originally released as CD-R limited to 100 copies. Classic Ashtray Navigations, two hallucino-kinetic tracks each side." -Qbico

Artist: ASHTRAY NAVIGATIONS
Title: Use Copenhagen 69 Guitars & Park Drive Circular Effects Pedals Exclusively
Format: LP
Label: Siltbreeze
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"..after innumerable cassette releases, we have the very first vinyl offering from Mr. Phil Todd (Inca Eyeball, Target Shoppers, Ceramic Hobs), full of overdubbed guitar & effect pedal chicanery, not to mention some whacked, hamfisted synth action, conjuring soaring flashbacks and trails of lost acid shimmer." Sealed, out of print mid-90s release.

Artist: ASHTRAY NAVIGATIONS
Title: Aero Infinite
Format: Cass
Label: Tape Drift
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"Rounding out the labels round of hero worship, this tape arrives from one of our original sources of label inspiration (with the other pillars being Simon Wickham-Smith and Campbell Kneale).  Its almost impossible to overstate the importance of Phil Todds Ashtray Navigations project to our own personal sonic journey, so being able to release this brand new set of tunes is pure joy.  All the Ashtray Navigations elements you know and love are present, but something feels new and fresh here – it could be the way the synths and guitars blend with perfection, the full-on obliteration of time, the trippy intensity of each maximalist moment, or the fearless exploration of new zones.  Whatever it is, the best solution is full surrender.  Aero Infinite is more than just another addition to a massively quality back catalog – its an essential new step forward." - Tape Drift.

Artist: ASHTRAY NAVIGATIONS
Title: The O Mouth Direct Input Raygun
Format: 7"
Label: Turgid Animal
Country: UK
Price: $11.00
"Brand new tracks from PHIL TODD and MEL DELANEY, Leeds finest experimental movers and shakers of the last decade or so. Perhaps their noisiest material yet! Limited to 250 copies on black vinyl." -Turgid Animal

Artist: ASHTRAY NAVIGATIONS
Title: A Shimmering Replica
Format: LP + CD
Label: VHF
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"This first-ever VHF release by the 21-years-running Ashtray Navigations brings one more core piece of the UK freakout underground back to the mothership. With a discography that boggles even the most ardent Discogs user and an on-point WTF graphic sensibility, Ash Nav fits perfectly into the extremely fertile and prolific scene that has produced titans like Sunroof! and Vibracathedral Orchestra. On this generous 100-minute package, Phil Todd and Melanie ODubshlaine essay a kind of guitarand- electronics exotica with burbling rhythms, Heldonlike laser guitar leads, field recordings, synth racket, etc. The totally fun take on Les Baxters all-time classic "Quiet Village" (here wittily retitled "Quite Village") is a good example of the explorer spirit at work. Considering the amount of unhinged psychedelic fuzzwah lead damage laid out across this thing, its arguably the most effusive guitar heroics record of the genre, hopefully inspiring a new generation of young rockers out there to get on the bus." - VHF.

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