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Artist: FLYNT, HENRY
Title: Back Porch Hillbilly Blues Volume 1 & 2
Format: Double LP
Label: Bo Weavil
Country: UK
Price: $35.00
"This is the limited (500 copies ) double vinyl pressing of avant-hillbilly master fiddler Henry Flynt, originally on Locust, as two separate CDs. Flynt scuffles through a most peculiar set of electrified and acoustic bumpkin fiddle howls and screeches circa early to mid 1960s. From the enviable opening echo rock, in which Flynt does his best to compete with the electro-echo buzz of a Jorgen Ingmann or Link Wray to the beauteous instrumental glow of the extended modal country jam of Jamboree, Flynt proves once again that his is not a music simply rooted in the taut belt of New York isms, schisms and jisms. This is music that howls from a unique voice whose love for the folk songbook (known and imagined) is as resonant as a cowbell and as deep as a freshwater." - Bo Weavil.
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Artist: FLYNT, HENRY
Title: People Think
Format: Book
Label: Flynt, Henry A.
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"concerns the uneasy consciousness." -Henry Flynt. 1998.
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Artist: FLYNT, HENRY
Title: Back Porch Hillbilly Blues Volume 1
Format: LP
Label: Locust
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"180 gram vinyl. Like a hidden relic from the far side of the Harry Smith catalog, these early 1960s recordings are a splendid collection of high lonesome hillbilly fiddle and ukulele instrumentals that are surely Henry Flynts most articulated statements to date of his honest-to-god, true-to-life affinity and love for that dry earth choogaloo upper mountain lower boogaloo foot stomping folk music. Standouts include the acid fried 13th Floor Elevators-ish Sky Turned Red and the 15-plus minute lazy zen epic hum and strum album closer, Blue Sky, Highway and Tyme. No doubt, this is Appalachian bruit driving music bar none." -Locust
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Artist: FLYNT, HENRY
Title: Back Porch Hillbilly Blues Volume 2
Format: CD
Label: Locust
Country: USA
Price: $14.50
"Here we find ourselves hot on the skidmarks of Henrys brawl with sonic self invention documented on last summers splendid Raga Electric with two complementary volumes emerging from the same physical time but a very different head space continuum indeed. On BPHB Volume 2, avant-hillbilly master fiddler Henry Flynt scuffles through a most peculiar set of electrified and acoustic bumpkin fiddle howls and screeches circa early to mid 1960s. From the enviable opening echo rock, in which Flynt does his best to compete with the electro-echo buzz of a Jorgen Ingmann or Link Wray to the beauteous instrumental glow of the extended modal country jam of Jamboree, Flynt proves once again that his is not a music simply rooted in the taut belt of New York isms, schisms and jisms. This is music that howls from a unique voice whose love for the folk songbook (known and imagined) is as resonant as a cowbell and as deep as a freshwater well." - Locust

Artist: FLYNT, HENRY
Title: Back Porch Hillbilly Blues Volume 2
Format: LP
Label: Locust
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"180 gram vinyl. Here we find ourselves hot on the skidmarks of Henrys brawl with sonic self invention documented on last summers splendid Raga Electric with two complementary volumes emerging from the same physical time but a very different head space continuum indeed. On BPHB Volume 2, avant-hillbilly master fiddler Henry Flynt scuffles through a most peculiar set of electrified and acoustic bumpkin fiddle howls and screeches circa early to mid 1960s. From the enviable opening echo rock, in which Flynt does his best to compete with the electroecho buzz of a Jorgen Ingmann or Link Wray to the beauteous instrumental glow of the extended modal country jam of Jamboree, Flynt proves once again that his is not a music simply rooted in the taut belt of New York-isms, schisms and jisms. This is music that howls from a unique voice whose love for the folk songbook (known and imagined) is as resonant as a cowbell and as deep as a freshwater well." -Locust
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Artist: FLYNT, HENRY
Title: Back Porch Hillbilly Blues, Vol. 1
Format: CD
Label: Locust
Country: USA
Price: $14.50
"Like a hidden relic from the far side of the Harry Smith catalog, these early 1960s recordings are a splendid collection of High lonesome hillbilly fiddle and ukulele instrumentals that are surely Henry Flynts most articulated statements to date of his honest to god, true to life affinity and love for that dry earth choogaloo upper mountain lower boogaloo foot stomping folk music. Standouts include the acid fried 13th Floor Elevators-ish Sky Turned Red and the 15 plus minute lazy zen epic hum and strum album closer, Blue Sky, Highway and Tyme. No doubt, this is Appalachian bruit driving music bar none." - Locust.

Artist: FLYNT, HENRY
Title: C Tune
Format: CD
Label: Locust
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"2008 repress, originally released 2002. Henry Flynt is a seasoned tourist of The World Of The Other Ear and C Tune is his ringing, psychedelic meditation on/from the cosmos. Call it a sonic postcard or call it late night head music or even call it ecstatic minimalism if you have to. On this forty seven plus minute foray, our man Flynt takes his electrified fiddle and blends his droning sonic calisthenics with lonesome swing melodies and high decibel screech to the somnambulistic playing of his expat mathematician pal Mr/Mrs. C.C. Hennix on Pran Nath Tamboura. Recorded in 1980 in an undisclosed pocket of the galaxy and now available for blissful consumption." -Locust
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Artist: FLYNT, HENRY
Title: I Was A Creep
Format: 7"
Label: Locust
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"another fix from the Henry Flynt vaults featuring henry with his downtown NY agitcountry band NovaBilly. Culled from the May 1975 NovaBilly concert at Anthology Film Archives, youd be hard pressed to find a finer representation of Henrys convergence of high lonesome Carolina hillbilly twang and the NY no wave groove than on these two sides: "I was a creep (soul mash" & Left Ear (Greensboro Senior High Song). Get it fast! We only did up 300 copies of this one & when theyre gone, theyre gone." - Locust. "If I hadnt known already it was Henry Flynt, Id have swore it was a recording of Bob Mothersbaugh fronting 10 60 75 (The Numbers Band) from some long forgotten Saturday night stint at JBs in Kent. Those chooglin barroom blues, weve all hadem! The flip is way more curious & shows the real Rolling Thunder that year didnt belong to Dylans revue but instead to an anonymous bunch called NovaBilly whose solid backbeats & higher key interactions of fiddles n gits reduces the white frocked, turban wearing, mime-faced Renaldo & Clara folly to the outhouse of hokum.In fact, this is so great I got an uncontrollable urge to scream Fuck Bob Neuwirth! at the top of my lungs. So please excuse me while I amble down to the basement & expell my catharsis. Thank you." - Siltblog. "This thing is a sophistos "real people" disc, recorded by this Flynt guy in 1975 some time after the holler depicted on those LPs. Ill just say that the a-side sounds like 1979 no-wave as predicted using a Roxy Music-brand magic eight ball and that the flip is just a serious bite of moon cheese, weird and disorienting. There aint very many of these and life is too short to harbor regret�?�as I have learned. Rats." - Z Gun.
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Artist: FLYNT, HENRY
Title: Purified by the Fire
Format: CD
Label: Locust
Country: USA
Price: $14.50
Recorded 12/14/81. "The psychedelic sounds of musical pioneer Henry Flynts drone works with collaborator C.C. Hennix are quietly becoming the stuff of legend. Over some 40 plus minutes, we are treated to a true tour de force thats part Hindustani inflected musical miasma and part warped hillbilly vibrational swing that sways in and out of auditory focus. This is vertiginous music for the third ear. Line Up: Henry Flynt (Violin); C.C. Hennix (Pandit Pran Nath Tamboura)." - Locust.
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Artist: FLYNT, HENRY
Title: Raga Electric
Format: Picture Disc LP
Label: Locust
Country: USA
Price: $42.00
"In the early 60s, fresh from his clean behind the ears years at Harvard, Henry was undergoing rapid ideological shifts: cavorting with Maciunas and the whole Fluxus bit, doing performances at Yoko Onos loft and recording with La Monte Young; having it out with his Stalinist cohorts over the relative merits of a good blues run and searching for a new musical language outside of the various generic artistic restrictions before him at the time. What he arrived at was an expressive practice he dubbed audact (auditory acognitive cultural activity) and that is what you will hear on this collection. Collecting key material from 1963 to 1971, Raga Electric is a 7 piece distillation of some of Henrys most adventurous, audactatious, outsider musical endeavors. The record begins with, of all things, a hybrid, off the wall treatment of the traditional supranationalist anthem The Marines Hymn sung in a thick tongued, fully untudored Hindustani vocalese to brilliantly sun drenched, lightly strummed acoustic guitar accompaniment. The title cut, Raga Electric, is a twisted, howling fake hindustani rag with staccato untuned guitar and bleating screams recorded at his home just a few short hours after catching Pandit Pran Nath at a downtown morning concert. The howling orgasmic yodel of a visionarys self-posession and certain surrender on this 1966 cut puts Henry somewhere at the epicenter of the folk isolationist world of Jandek and the ethnodislocation of the Sun City Girls, to name but a few. The side long closer, Free Alto, is a monstrous exploration of the ins and outs of the tenor saxophone which, upon hearing it, Terry Riley referred to as a very articulated musical program. Though it remains Henrys single meeting with the instrument, over the course of some 13 odd minutes, he finds out everything he needs to know about the horn and gets into some pretty hairy free squelch and squeal territory in the process. I was just pulling sounds out of a hat and just stringing them together, he recently told me. As hats go, this one should fit the heads of todays listeners just fine." - Locust. Limited picture disc, edition of 250 copies.
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Artist: FLYNT, HENRY
Title: Raga Electric
Format: LP
Label: Locust
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Limited edition 180 gram vinyl version with glossy insert. In the early 60s, fresh from his clean behind the ears years at Harvard, Henry was undergoing rapid ideological shifts: cavorting with Maciunas and the whole Fluxus bit, doing performances at Yoko Onos loft and recording with La Monte Young; having it out with his Stalinist cohorts over the relative merits of a good blues run and searching for a new musical language outside of the various generic artistic restrictions before him at the time. What he arrived at was an expressive practice he dubbed audact (auditory acognitive cultural activity) and that is what you will hear on this collection. Collecting key material from 1963 to 1971, Raga Electric is a 7 piece distillation of some of Henrys most adventurous, audactatious, outsider musical endeavors. The record begins with, of all things, a hybrid, off the wall treatment of the traditional supranationalist anthem The Marines Hymn sung in a thick tongued, fully untudored Hindustani vocalese to brilliantly sun drenched, lightly strummed acoustic guitar accompaniment. The title cut, Raga Electric, is a twisted, howling fake hindustani rag with staccato untuned guitar and bleating screams recorded at his home just a few short hours after catching Pandit Pran Nath at a downtown morning concert. The howling orgasmic yodel of a visionarys self-posession and certain surrender on this 1966 cut puts Henry somewhere at the epicenter of the folk isolationist world of Jandek and the ethnodislocation of the Sun City Girls, to name but a few. The side long closer, Free Alto, is a monstrous exploration of the ins and outs of the tenor saxophone which, upon hearing it, Terry Riley referred to as a very articulated musical program. Though it remains Henrys single meeting with the instrument, over the course of some 13 odd minutes, he finds out everything he needs to know about the horn and gets into some pretty hairy free squelch and squeal territory in the process. I was just pulling sounds out of a hat and just stringing them together, he recently told me. As hats go, this one should fit the heads of todays listeners just fine." -Dawson Prater
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Artist: FLYNT, HENRY
Title: Glissando No. 1
Format: CD
Label: Recorded
Country: USA
Price: $21.00
"A trance-tape piece, constituting one of three known examples of the Illuminatory Sound Environment genre (the other two being Catherine Christer Hennixs The Electric Harpsichord (Die Schachtel 2010) and HENRY FLYNTs upcoming Celestial Power (Quadraphonic Version)). JOHN BERDNTs enthralling liner notes explain ISE as "an unfurling sound field of overwhelming but far from gratuitous sensuality, a highly tuned texture where all of the aspects are coordinated to make a deeply unusual whole, a new kind of perceptual gestalt.... The piece has a disorienting flow that does something strange to time. Its internal structural logic is fascinating but lacks the distraction of an obvious narrative drama-an eternal sound, implying a potentially endless process.... Glissando No. 1 is perhaps the darkest and most feverish expression of the genre, its massed strings and continual timbral transformations covering both a broad audio spectrum and saturating all points in the stereo field with a hallucinogenic and emotive canopy." Companion track "Stereo Piano" from 1978, performed by CATHERINE CHRISTER HENNIX, is also included (her "billowing cloud" piano technique applied to a scale of Flynts, subsequently layered by Flynt himself). With sixteen-page booklet." -Recorded.

Artist: FLYNT, HENRY
Title: New American Ethnic Music Volume 4: Ascent to the Sun
Format: CD
Label: Recorded
Country: USA
Price: $16.50
"The final release in the New American Ethnic Music series (but not the last Henry Flynt on Recorded) is Ascent to the Sun, a brilliant, sparkling hillbilly raga in the family of You Are My Everlovin but with a unique double violin approach and a mind-bending structure all its own. The piece covers incredible ground in terms of specificity of mood and sentiment, and is deeply listenable and experimental at once. It is a new creation by Flynt circa 2004, engineered by Tim Barnes." - Recorded
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Artist: FLYNT, HENRY
Title: Graduation
Format: Double LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $29.00
"HENRY FLYNT took a high-brow approach to so-called low-brow music. Combining sounds from his native North Carolina with an avant-garde sensibility honed in New York Citys loft scene in the 1960s, Flynt created what he describes as "new American ethnic music." As a student of Hindustani singer Pandit Pran Nath alongside La Monte Young and Terry Riley, an associate of the Fluxus movement, and even a live collaborator with the Velvet Underground, Flynt was a part of one of the 20th centurys richest art and music milieus. Graduation, recorded between 1975 and 1979, was meant to be the debut of his avant-garde hillbilly music. The albums title track is a slow, twisted ballad that unfolds like a funeral dream over dirge-like country riffs. "Celestial Power," the albums 20-minute closing track, is an entrancing minimalist composition performed strictly with oscillating vibrato guitar. As Flynt explains, "I aspire to a beauty which is ecstatic and perpetual, while at the same time being concretely human and emotionally profound." Shelved upon its completion in 1980, Graduation was not released until after the turn of the century. In 2013, it still sounds years ahead of its time. Includes digital download card." -Superior Viaduct.
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Artist: FLYNT, HENRY
Title: Graduation
Format: Double LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $29.00
"Henry Flynt took a high-brow approach to so-called low-brow music. Combining sounds from his native North Carolina with an avant-garde sensibility honed in New York Citys loft scene in the 1960s, Flynt created what he describes as new American ethnic music. As a student of Hindustani singer Pandit Pran Nath alongside La Monte Young and Terry Riley, an associate of the Fluxus movement, and even a live collaborator with the Velvet Underground, Flynt was a part of one of the 20th centurys richest art and music milieus. Graduation, recorded between 1975 and 1979, was meant to be the debut of his avant-garde hillbilly music. The albums title track is a slow, twisted ballad that unfolds like a funeral dream over dirge-like country riffs. Celestial Power, the albums 20-minute closing track, is an entrancing minimalist composition performed strictly with oscillating vibrato guitar. As Flynt explains, I aspire to a beauty which is ecstatic and perpetual, while at the same time being concretely human and emotionally profound. Shelved upon its completion in 1980, Graduation was not released until after the turn of the century. In 2013, it still sounds years ahead of its time." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: FLYNT, HENRY
Title: You Are My Everlovin
Format: CD
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Philosopher, musician and anti-art activist, Henry Flynt has long foregone the academicism often associated with serious music in favor of a uniquely intuitive, emotional approach to composition. In the 1960s and 1970s he was a part of NYCs vibrant avant-garde scene, studying with Hindustani singer Pandit Pran Nath and developing his own proprietary technique on violin. You Are My Everlovin, Flynts first published musical work, finds the composer in peak form at a lower Manhattan loft in late spring 1981. Featuring solo electric violin and pre-recorded tambura, this sinuous performance elegantly brings together disparate vernaculars -- Southern blues, modal jazz, Appalachian fiddle, North Indian raga -- into a new and bracing whole. As Flynt writes in the liner notes, The electric violin timbre is crucial; it allows me to crush the diverse styles into a unity. I imagined the genre as open, radiant improvisation . . . an open plain that could absorb anything. Incorporating themes and melodic phrases from his earlier work, Everlovin becomes Flynts own Gesamtkunstwerk -- a work that is at once rooted in and liberated by the drone, revealing the profound mutability and utter singularity of this American iconoclast." - Superior Viaduct.

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