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Artist: MAGIK MARKERS
Title: Baltimore Trust
Format: CDR
Label: Arbitrary Signs
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"Super quality recording of a great I trust my guitar era Magik Markers show in Baltimore back in 2003. The early band were in full effect here, creating tight organic instant no wave compositions each night out of naive guitar, rocking/shambling beats, screams and whatever happened to be going through Elisa Ambrogios mind each night. This is a really cohesive show and it kind of sets the record straight about what the early Markers actually sounded like. The banters on point too. Cool document" - Arbitrary Signs.
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Artist: MAGIK MARKERS
Title: Boss
Format: LP
Label: Arbitrary Signs
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"When confronted with an example of magnificence in nature, such as a waterfall, Jane Goodall reported that the chimpanzees she observed were captivated, as if in awe of the beauty of the world. On BOSS, the Magik Markers have tried to capture the chimps awe. A formality and restraint the Markers have never exerted on their previously recorded material is present on BOSS. Now the Markers are Jainists, with their mouths masked so as to not inhale even one tiny insect, here pursuing the killer gentle with a vengeance. Recorded in the cavernous dark of Echo Canyon West, with producer Lee Ranaldo working the boards like a diviner, BOSS documents the Markers with a previously unheard fidelity and orchestration. Idiosyncratic song structure and melodies interspersed with a destructive drum stomp are reminiscent of the early electrified blues of Junior Kimbrough, or the black hole rhythms of Kousokuya. Mixing a gentle vulnerability with a winded egomania, the Markers have always had a musical tunnel vision; BOSS is that vision made manifest. The tug of war the Markers enact, the way they are fully prepared to start yanking their world apart as they find themselves losing their place in, makes moot possibilities of greatness or mediocrity. It makes them unapologetic soothsayers with their ears pressed to the ground, waiting for footsteps. With Peter Nolan, we finally hear what Lou Reed would have sounded like had he sallied with the drums instead of getting seduced by the easy praise of front man status. Like Rashid Ali squeezed into the Teutonic leather pants of Faust, Nolan drums like there are hell hounds at his heels but he just cant be bothered. Here both laconic and frenzied, Nolans drumming arms reach out like an octopus: tickling the ivories, humming the organ and blasting taps on some kind of endtime trumpet. As a pianist, Nolan reminds us that the piano is a percussive, beating out the whoomp of some old war dance, a bare foot-fall rhythm of fighters to battle and the heavy hands of a whiskey burlesque in the afternoon. Nolan is easy to underestimate, but finally, here is high fidelity record of the strange soul of one of Americas most natural and quizzical musical minds." -Ecstatic Peace. Vinyl issue of the EP CD. Small repress - handpainted jackets, insert, full color poster.

Artist: MAGIK MARKERS
Title: Isolated From Exterior Time
Format: Cass
Label: Arbitrary Signs
Country: USA
Price: $7.50
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Artist: MAGIK MARKERS
Title: Present
Format: CDR
Label: Arbitrary Signs
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"An unmade LP produced by Mark Ospovot at Imandi Studio, Brooklyn."
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Artist: MAGIK MARKERS
Title: Balf Quarry
Format: LP
Label: Drag City
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Balf Quarry is the an all-new album-length piece of the puzzle from MAGIK MARKERS. Long known for their shattering live appearances, Magik Markers put together really hot albums too -like Balf Quarry. Working with engineer SCOTT COLBURN (Sun City Girls, Animal Collective, Sir Richard Bishop), Magik Markers have captured a lot of different moods and twitches on Balf Quarry. Tremoring mid-rhythms form the body, with a couple showers of hardcore, high flying free-duo style and several clinking music boxes of woe as well. On slower tunes, the mass of brooding guitar tone generated is ELISAs signature, a carving all of her own. Fills, licks and other touches move the songs a broken arms length away from a fundament of chaos and horror." - Drag City

Artist: MAGIK MARKERS
Title: Balf Quarry
Format: CD
Label: Drag City
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Oh, Magik Markers -- you dirty fuckers! You look like a reasonably intelligent young woman and man -- perhaps a bit intense, but who isnt in these end times? Then the needle drops and youre amok, dusting us from the git-go, wild-eyed in a china shop where stop keeps meaning more. Ah, if it were only music -- but it would appear youve rethought that too. And would it kill you to crack a smile? When an album begins with a song called Risperdal, one should assume a mind-and-body-slamming forty-five minutes or so are underway. And one wouldnt be wrong, dickhead. Sure, Balf Quarry has moody space in its soul, melodies whether stretched over rock, ululating rhythm, chimes n piano and/or wah-wah. Regardless of the configuration, Elisa Ambrogio and Pete Nolan are locked together, beating it out, listening to feeling the sound of their earth quake. And slicing through all the atmosphere, Elisas voice is a spear of light, splashes of mud, an acid purple flashback. The Balf Quarry libretto reads like an inner monologue of some poor bastard from The Stand: desperate and vengeful musings from the head of a witness to and survivor of an apocalypse, in a world they never made, dreaming helplessly of the demons out west. Safe before their life sets in might mean hope in this landscape. The worlds not broken -- people ruin it every time. Working with engineer Scott Colburn (Sun City Girls, Animal Collective, Sir Richard Bishop), Magik Markers have captured a lot of different moods and twitches on Balf Quarry. Tremoring mid-rhythms form the body, with a couple showers of hardcore, high flying free-duo style and several clinking music boxes of woe as well. On slower tunes, the mass of brooding guitar tone generated is Elisas signature, a carving all of her own. Fills, licks and other touches move the songs a broken arms length away from a fundament of chaos and horror. When colors actually match and you have grey music for grey days, its great -- but what about grey music for cherry red lava days, or rainbow sounds arcing over six months of darkness? Anything goes -- and just your luck, Magik Markers have brought anything with them on Balf Quarry -- a multicolored projectile of vomit you can sing along to! If psychosis is your thing, Balf Quarry is like a jukebox just for you. The only thing its missing is a brick attached to the CD to facilitate throwing it through your window! No, were not talking about you, asshole. This is the royal you -- the you of all Magik Markers fandom, the you of anyone with ears and the guts for this shit. Wot fun! Prepare for the birth of the second sun, yall." - Drag City

Artist: MAGIK MARKERS
Title: Ice Skater/Machines
Format: 7"
Label: Drag City
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"What a single! Magik Markers put the sense-and-sensibility back into sensuality with Ice Skater, which radiates the mystic allure and cool remove of the best of them pretzel people n cold-water dancers. Theres always been that starched-collar, puritanical undercarriage to the MM vibe, right? Well here, it melts all over you with a winsome melody, bloodless disco beat and nu-romance synths blearing in pastel flares behind. This aint your fathers Magik Markers -- and now that youre ten, you can make up your own mind about what Magik Markers u want in ur life, LOL. Course, knowing the gutter-obsessional bent of Magik Markers, maybe Ice Skater is just about blowing meth too, right? The B-side balances the new Markers scale with a blast of freejams based on the chords of... well, no chords." - Drag City

Artist: MAGIK MARKERS
Title: Boss
Format: CD
Label: Ecstatic Peace
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"When confronted with an example of magnificence in nature, such as a waterfall, Jane Goodall reported that the chimpanzees she observed were captivated, as if in awe of the beauty of the world. On BOSS, the Magik Markers have tried to capture the chimps awe. A formality and restraint the Markers have never exerted on their previously recorded material is present on BOSS. Now the Markers are Jainists, with their mouths masked so as to not inhale even one tiny insect, here pursuing the killer gentle with a vengeance. Recorded in the cavernous dark of Echo Canyon West, with producer Lee Ranaldo working the boards like a diviner, BOSS documents the Markers with a previously unheard fidelity and orchestration. Idiosyncratic song structure and melodies interspersed with a destructive drum stomp are reminiscent of the early electrified blues of Junior Kimbrough, or the black hole rhythms of Kousokuya. Mixing a gentle vulnerability with a winded egomania, the Markers have always had a musical tunnel vision; BOSS is that vision made manifest. The tug of war the Markers enact, the way they are fully prepared to start yanking their world apart as they find themselves losing their place in, makes moot possibilities of greatness or mediocrity. It makes them unapologetic soothsayers with their ears pressed to the ground, waiting for footsteps. With Peter Nolan, we finally hear what Lou Reed would have sounded like had he sallied with the drums instead of getting seduced by the easy praise of front man status. Like Rashid Ali squeezed into the Teutonic leather pants of Faust, Nolan drums like there are hell hounds at his heels but he just cant be bothered. Here both laconic and frenzied, Nolans drumming arms reach out like an octopus: tickling the ivories, humming the organ and blasting taps on some kind of endtime trumpet. As a pianist, Nolan reminds us that the piano is a percussive, beating out the whoomp of some old war dance, a bare foot-fall rhythm of fighters to battle and the heavy hands of a whiskey burlesque in the afternoon. Nolan is easy to underestimate, but finally, here is high fidelity record of the strange soul of one of Americas most natural and quizzical musical minds." -Ecstatic Peace

Artist: MAGIK MARKERS
Title: Inverted Belgium
Format: One Sided LP
Label: Hospital Productions
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"one sided lp of the infamous bloody face cutting show in beligium.. instrumental noise assult edited and remastered to slow motion shit attack" - Hospital.

Artist: MAGIK MARKERS
Title: Feel The Crayon - Second Pressing
Format: LP
Label: Not Not Fun
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"A vinyl reissue of one of East Coast primal/poetry brawlers MAGICK MARKERS most deranged, intense, and satisfying releases. Originally released as a seven-song CDR, the album features the band in full frenzy/snarl mode, beholding demons and visions and entering the abyss with Kraut rock drumming, exorcist punk sermonizing, and infinite waves of feedback. Here two of the more emptier jams are shaved off the original to create a denser and better sounding whole. " - Not Not Fun. Second pressing.
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Artist: MAGIK MARKERS
Title: Songs For Sada
Format: LP
Label: Textile
Country: France
Price: $22.00
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Artist: MAGIK MARKERS
Title: Songs For Sada
Format: CD
Label: Textile
Country: France
Price: $18.00

Artist: MAGIK MARKERS
Title: Relax In a Panic Free Atmosphere
Format: LP
Label: The Spring Press
Country: Australia
Price: $30.00
"Our first release by Hartford, Connecticut outfit Magik Markers is out now. The beautiful 12" LP [featuring artwork by Pete Nolan] contains the best Markers free rock meanderings youre bound to hear. The current lineup consisting of Elisa Ambrogio & Pete Nolan sees Steve Gunn (General Head Quarters) & Josh Burkett (Joshua, The Believers) pitching in on the new material. The record is in a strictly limited edition of 250 copies. Excited? So are we. Tracklisting: Relax In a Panic Free Atmosphere [10.39] (lIve at Smell, LA), Come Back to the Five & Dime, Tex Watkins [12.27] (Live in Cleveland), When Big John Gets Up [8.12] (Live in Denton, TX)" - Spring Press.

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