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Artist: AXOLOTL
Title: Prophetic Ass
Format: CDR
Label: Chocolate Monk
Country: UK
Price: $10.00
"New psych damaged batch of nocturnal hookum from Karl Bauer. Zoned out crackling, tones and sweet SK-1 blowout all brewed up into a sweet load of tingling psychic non-songs and grot beats." -Chocolate Monk

Artist: AXOLOTL
Title: Plane of Partials
Format: Cass
Label: Fuck It Tapes
Country: US
Price: $7.50
"bedroom blur in a variety of styles with the cassette format in mind."
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Artist: AXOLOTL
Title: Chemical Theater
Format: LP
Label: Gipsy Sphinx
Country: Belgium
Price: $23.00
"Its the point all earlier Axolotl releases have been aiming for, and achieved fleetingly, stretched out to fill 2 long tracks that satisfy my deep-soak mind like not much else since Wolfgang Voigt disappeared a few years back. But even better, wilder, warmer, more human - like the best ecstatic music, it drags you in and takes you there, but theres the option some days of being able to stand back and admire how its feet are mired in the dirty floor crash pad struggle to pay the rent and get laid and get the portastudio to work properly. Maybe if Wolfgang had wandered not into Köln club scene oblivion, but instead into the German forest his Gas records alluded to, spent a few months eating acorns and hunkering down on a bunch of strange strings, refracting the results through a primitive stack of looping equipment, real boombox tape-saturation mindset, he might have been hitting some similar spots. The Voigt things pertinent, as I know Karls a fan, and Ive been smitten too. Top of my head, Id say M:i:5s ⿿mikrofon⿝, Gass ⿿Pop⿝ and Alls ⿿Alltag⿝ are his apexes, but a few years ago the guy seemed to be effortlessly redefining music with almost every one of his many many releases. And if you can keep up with the Axolotl release schedule, you may be wondering if Karl isnt capable of working at the same level of easy invention. Different scene, but same balance between mundanity and quest for oblivion, same grace and speed of movement." - Neil Campbell. "Limited to 525 hand-numbered copies on high quality 180g vinyl with paste-on art, big insert, resealable plastic sleeve."

Artist: AXOLOTL
Title: Archons?/Archons!
Format: CDR
Label: JYRK
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"Possibly the most exciting new band weve seen since moving to the bay area.  Axolotl and Jyrk had an instant bond.  The Ax boys had so much extra material since their Psych-O-Path records debut that it took about a week for these dudes to get us a CDR of some of their best material yet.  I think its better than their debut.  Seriously. These dudes got their chops jamming with the likes of Animal Collective, Black Dice, Mouthus and Double Leopards in NYC before transplanting to the West.  Comparisons to the "NYC PSYCH" sound are not totally unfounded, but Axolotl manage to offer up their own dark cave realm.  Their work reminds me more of "Broken Hearted Dragonflies" and Chris Watson than any New England jammers." - JYRK.
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Artist: AXOLOTL
Title: Of Bonds in General
Format: CDR
Label: Loci
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"Limited (200 copies) cdr pre-issue of the forthcoming Catsup Plate LP, Of Bonds in General is Karl Bauers first proper album as Axolotl in 3 years. 3 tracks, 31 minutes. LP/Download version this summer." -Loci

Artist: AXOLOTL
Title: Axolotl
Format: CD
Label: Psych-o-Path
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"After several years in New York collaborating on and off with various members of the noise underground (Sightings, Mouthus, Black Dice, Double Leopards etc.), Karl Bauer (Violin, voice, electronics, percussion) moved to San Francisco and began Axolotl, soon recruiting William Sabiston(percussion, electronics, drums) and Brian Tester(guitar, electronics) to expand their dense psychedelia. The self-titled debut album (Psych-O-Path 2004) conjures comparisons to the dream syndicate era work of John Cale, Japenese psychedelia from Magical Power Mako to Taj Mahal Travelers, the tactile electronic blankets of the Mego label and the layered drones of Phil Niblock. Axolotl meld acoustic instrumentation and electronic processing, harsh blasts and soothing drones, free jazz clatter and teutonic pulse. The summer of 2004 will see Axolotl play shows with Black Dice and Animal Collective, Tussle, and Thuja." - Psych-o-Path.
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Artist: AXOLOTL
Title: Way Blank
Format: CD
Label: Psych-o-Path
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"All the forces of nature are alive and breathing again in Axolotls second release from Psych-O-Path Records. In, Way Blank, Karl Bauer recreates and builds on the organic and meditative sonic themes he and William Sabiston introduced on their self-titled debut album (Psych-o-Path 2004). Through arrangements and tones drawn from 60s minimalism, post-techno ambient electronics, Asian and African field recordings and Japanese psychedelia, and drawing from the cut and paste sensibility of the Sun City Girls Way Blank manifests itself as a journey of the human body and experienced by the human body. In the beginning of 2002 Karl Bauer, a classically trained violinist, created Axolotl (pronounced Ax-oh-lot-el) in San Francisco naming his band after a word derived from the Aztec Nahuatl language. An Axolotl is an aquatic salamander indigenous to Mexico and also refers to the Aztec god of death Xolotl. Bauer not only draws from eclectic musical inspiration but also is inspired by pre- Columbian Mesoamerica civilians, and the future apocalypse. Through collaged clusters of sound Way Blank communicates the cyclical nature of time prevalent in the Mayan, Incan and Aztec belief systems that will potentially determine the fall of contemporary Western Civilization. The album differs from their self- titled debut in that a narrative arises from within the pervasive environmental and bodily atmosphere created through drones and static fields of sounds that has come to characterize Axolotls music. In Uroboros, Bauer insinuates the beating of a heart enveloped by distorted electronics that create a post-apocalyptic landscape. The repeating beats and drawn out drones suggest a battle between the living and the dead in the backdrop of an environment devoid of organic life forms. The final track, There are Sometimes Miracles, composed of a complex layering of soft strings, lulling feedback, trancey vocals, and high pitched electronics, whisks the listener into a meditative sound field where one may ponder the cyclical nature of the universe and the power of destruction and death. Bauer was recently quoted in an interview for Dusted Magazine saying, we want to feel the sound in our guts. We want to make huge gorgeous drones. We do not want to hurt people, but we do want them to feel this expanse of sound. In their second Physc-o-Path release, Way Blank, Bauer succeeds in his sonic endeavor. Bauer just finished a month long European tour and in the future will continue to collaborate with the Skaters, a San Francisco based collective, and Brooklyn bands Mouthus and Double Leopards." - Psych-O-Path.
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