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Artist: CARTER, CHRISTINA
Title: Texas Blues Working
Format: Double LP
Label: Blackest Rainbow
Country: UK
Price: $34.00
"Quite simply one of my all time favorite releases on Blackest Rainbow from one of this generations most amazing artists gets the upgrade from cassette to double vinyl LP, featuring the original six tracks from the original release, along with an additional brand new amazing track. The original edition on tape received some fantastic reviews, so its great to finally have this out on vinyl, as it really is a superb recording, which came out around one of Christinas most amazingly active recording periods, self releasing fantastic discs like Masque Femine, Two Nights Film and A Blossom Fell as well as Kranky releasing Original Darkness in 2008. Texas Blues Working features six tracks of stunningly haunting guitar and vocals, creating an immensely deep and emotional listening experience. The previously unreleased track, the sublime 21 minute Ladyfriend, is another example of Christinas incredible voice and guitar playing. Her voice is just unreal, so deeply emotional and mournful it gives you goose bumps. Pressed on heavyweight virgin vinyl and housed in a gatefold sleeve featuring a series of black and white photographs by Joe Blanchard." -Blackest Rainbow
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Artist: CARTER, CHRISTINA
Title: Texas Working Blues
Format: Cass
Label: Blackest Rainbow
Country: UK
Price: $13.00
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Artist: CARTER, CHRISTINA
Title: Character Study
Format: 12"/Chapbook
Label: Drawing Room
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Her first release on Drawing Room Records, the EP, comprised of two smoldering sidelong tracks, titled "Survival" and "Salvation", finds Carter furthering her expansive work in song.  The compositions are built with transfixing electric slide-guitar, dancing tambourine, shivering bells and sparse, foreboding effects. "Survival" moves from invocation to drowsy reverie to harrowing possession, punctuated by a major spoken discourse on the complicity of the artist. "Salvation", a striking recitation of the ill-effects of this societys insufficient symbols, moves from lush song-chant to syllable stripped bare, captured in time. The chapbook is equal parts prose poem and critical inquiry, presenting an interrogation of the artists existential relevance in the 21st century. Reminiscent of work on Carters Many Breaths imprint (Trickster Who Is Like God, Imaginee, Texas Modern Exorcism), the Character Study EP represents the first widely available release documenting six years of development within Christinas unique voice/sound/text aesthetic.  In addition, both the EP and the chapbook sleeves were elegantly printed bymJeff Mueller of Dexterity Press.   Character Study is an essential release in this peerless artists catalog." - Drawing Room.

Artist: CARTER, CHRISTINA
Title: Alone Together #1 - Obelisk/Tholos
Format: 7"
Label: Emerald Cocoon
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
"A new 7" by Christina Carter which serves as the opening ceremony for our new 7" series of solo performances Alone Together. A loan voice, the tangled bells, the caw of a crow, a plane passing overhead… A fortuitous overlapping of sound moments, trapped in amber by Christina for us to bear witness. Much like her early CDRs Hand & Mind or Human As Guitar, Obelisk/Tholos is an act of white witchcraft, a healing spell that defines time with the merest of tools: bells, voice, a microphone… Mastered by Pete Swanson, Edition of 300." - Emerald Cocoon.

Artist: CARTER, CHRISTINA
Title: LEtoile de Mer
Format: LP
Label: Emerald Cocoon
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Stark and intimate even within a discography not lacking in stark intimacy, Letoile de Mer was Christina Carters first recorded foray outside of her work with Tom Carter as part of the legendary Charalambides. Recorded in 2000 and originally released as a limited cassette on the notorious Freedom From label, Letoile de Mer presents the two core elements of Christinas sound as atomized statements: unaccompanied electric guitar on side A, unaccompanied vocals on side B. These atomized statements are pared down further still – single notes and unmoored vocal phrases hanging lonely in the jet black vinyl darkness. Letoile de Mers solo guitar side presents two takes of a live score to Man Rays dreamlike 1928 surrealist film of the same name. Unlike the film, the music here is severely in focus: carefully placed single notes hang in a space made so tense by expectation that the air feels like glass under pressure. Buckling under the weight of their own naked intensity and the films obscure ritual logic both takes end with a sudden descent into a seasick pitch-shifted blur... The B side presents seven etude-like songs recorded in an Austin hallway. Inspired by solo saxophone exercises Christina listens “to the sound of the voice to find my voice more clearly as entirely my own”. Unlike her later solo vocal works on Many Breaths Press (Masque Femine, A Blossom Fell, I Am All The Same Song), these pieces are meditations on sound rather than words. Tongue and throat animate the air, unconstrained by lyrical concerns, vocal shapes are carved, probed, turned over, discarded... Like all Christinas work these solo vocal meditations hold up a mirror to problematic dualities: self/other, conscious/unconscious, freedom/control...." - Emerald Cocoon.

Artist: CARTER, CHRISTINA
Title: Untitled
Format: 7"
Label: Gold Soundz
Country: Norway
Price: $9.00
"Christina Carter is known both as a solo artist and as 1/2 or 1/3 of Charalambides, who has released many many exquisite and beautiful records since the late 80s on such labels as Siltbreeze, Time-Lag, Drunken Fish, Eclipse and their own Wholly Other imprint. Last year Eclipse records also put out Christinas very excellent "Bastard Wing" debut LP. On this 7" Christina offers 2 downstripped and very subtle yet unnerving and haunting psych-folk guitar pieces with an almost zen-like quality... Numbered edition of 345 copies." - Gold Soundz.
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Artist: CARTER, CHRISTINA
Title: Planets
Format: Cass
Label: Imvated
Country: Belgium
Price: $9.00
"Female leader of the Charalambides troupe steps on the shining path to delicate bliss with this beautiful solo offering, totally essential tape for psychedelic folk troubadours with beards and long armpit hair - did anyone say wordless vocals ? This tape is best enjoyed with heroic dosages of alcohol!" - Imvated.
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Artist: CARTER, CHRISTINA
Title: Living Contact
Format: CD
Label: Kranky
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"The material on Living Contact is made up solely of Christina Carter on acoustic guitar and occasional vocals. It was recorded on boombox and four track tape from 1994-98, the period between Charalambides Union and Houston albums, with most of the material recorded in 1995 and 1996. Wholly Other originally released Living Contact as an edition of 100 CDRs in 2001 and the labels catalog describes the music as The primitive and spectral underpinnings of Charalambides rendered with mysterious simplicity." - Kranky.

Artist: CARTER, CHRISTINA
Title: Original Darkness
Format: CD
Label: Kranky
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"Christina Carter has a gift. In a world where most people shy away from the truth, from honesty in emotion, Christina has the strength to address those feelings head on through her music. Within the songs of Original Darkness, she confronts loneliness, self doubt, inadequacy and desire. She bares these emotions in a sometimes tender, sometimes forceful, sometimes pleading voice, a voice in which you can hear her vulnerability, her trepidation. Christinas words, and the mournful sound of them, stirs a melancholy that is supported and framed by her gently plucked guitar notes, notes that echo the sadness in the world she sings of, as well as the words she sings. These 10 new songs are effective at painting pictures, exposing the underbelly of what we all really think but most will not say, of what we all really feel but push away. With the addition of gentle bells and occasional keyboards, Christina reminds us of what it means to be honestly human. The latest album from the longtime Charalambides mainstay follows her Electrice album from late 2006 on kranky as well as a split album with Pocahaunted from early in 2008." -Kranky

Artist: CARTER, CHRISTINA
Title: Masque Femine
Format: CDR
Label: Many Breaths
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"..mostly solo voice, interpretations of classic lyrics from jazz and popular song. four of the tracks have acoustic accompaniment. (melodies improvised by me, so they are not covers)...edition of 80. hand made covers etc." - CC.
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Artist: CARTER, CHRISTINA
Title: Lace Heart
Format: CDR
Label: Many Breaths Press
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
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Artist: CARTER, CHRISTINA
Title: Lace Heart
Format: Double LP
Label: Root Strata
Country: USA
Price: $28.00
"Double LP reissue of a 2005 CD-R released on Christinas own Many Breaths imprint. Six love songs comprised of elliptical bell like guitar phrases, barely there, sometimes even coaxing silence, set behind the extended vowel sounds of voice. Soft gentle performances here, like this whole record was cut very very late at night or in the early hours of the morning. An unhinged nowness is pervasive in Christinas work, and Lace Heart is no exception. There is a very private feeling here, some kinda intimacy that just feels really rare. Lovers of past, present & future all collapse into one. Memories of smells, tastes & textures all channeled into wide open song. No one really does it like this. Three sides of music & and an etching of one of Christinas drawings on the fourth side. Red vinyl with maroon splatter. Edition of 500." - Root Strata.

Artist: CARTER, CHRISTINA
Title: Masque Femine
Format: LP
Label: Root Strata
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
“Masque Femine should be regarded as a total work -- much like a film, a ballet, a building, or, an altarpiece -- rather than as an album of individual songs. And, its fundamental subject should not be understood to be romantic love. Christina Carter was born in the bayou city of Houston, Texas in November of 1968, and co-founded the group Charalambides there in December of 1991. Ever since then, she has deeply mined her own vein of sound-as-music with voice, guitar (both electric and acoustic), piano, and keys. For the past several years, Christina has utilized extended improvisational guitar passages within and without song-medley structures; re-contextualized certain Charalambides songs within the spare single guitar/voice form that birthed much of the groups music; and recently, investigated "the song" as a thing unto itself, specifically concentrating on "the word" -- both in her own lyric writing and her interpretations of the work of other lyricists.” - Root Strata.

Artist: CARTER, CHRISTINA
Title: Electrice
Format: LP
Label: Wholly Other
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Long anticipated licensed vinyl reissue of Christina Carters most recent kranky CD release, with beautifully hand-painted, signed, and numbered covers. An experiment in palette limitation, using only the barest match-sticks of form and lyrics, Christina constructs a shimmering puzzle of austere beauty. Edition of 500, almost gone already." - Wholly Other. "Subterranean song writing ... eliminating excess elements ... more cinematic or sculptural, feeling of being a human body... piano-like guitar... two personal songs, two universal songs ... idealization and memory... songs created instantly, not knowing what i was going to sing about until i sang... inspired by 60s album art and band photos of floating heads, slight physical defects and skeletal uncoordination, anachronistic futurisms, the idea of drone (4 different songs from the same basic musical elements), dance choreography, and living with chronic pain..."- Christina Carter.

Artist: CARTER, CHRISTINA
Title: Scorpio Flower
Format: CDR
Label: Wholly Other
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
Numbered edition of 40 with handdrawn artwork.
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Artist: CARTER, CHRISTINA
Title: Tongue
Format: CDR
Label: Wholly Other
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"For a long time now Christina has been slowly building & refining a guitar sound that is intensely personal and uniquely hers. These three unadorned solo electric guitar tracks are its clearest and purest distillation to date. Color xerox covers, edition of ???" - Wholly Other.
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