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Artist: ORCUTT, BILL
Title: A History of Every One
Format: LP
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $21.00
"A History of Every One by Bill Orcutt is an album of songs: minstrel songs, holiday songs, hymns, marches, cowboy songs, Disney songs, work songs, Delta blues. The original tunes themselves are nothing special, well known, but not particularly well-regarded. Most would be filler on a mid-60s Doris Day or Burl Ives LP. What Orcutt does with them however is remarkable: expanding upon techniques developed on 2011s How the Thing Sings (EMEGO 128CD/LP) and incorporating ideas forged since his recording of "The Star Spangled Banner" during his 2012 tour, Orcutt interrogates the apparent banality of his material, subjecting it to discontinuity, disjuncture and a fractured repetition that is disturbing and revelatory. Titled after a line from Gertrude Steins The Making of Americans and inspired by the scholarship of Elijah Wald and Eric Lott, A History of Every One is a bold re-writing of an important historical thread, an interpretation of a lost text and a bewildering extension upon Orcutts already singular language." - Editions Mego.

Artist: ORCUTT, BILL
Title: A History of Every One
Format: CD
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $16.00
"A History of Every One by Bill Orcutt is an album of songs: minstrel songs, holiday songs, hymns, marches, cowboy songs, Disney songs, work songs, Delta blues. The original tunes themselves are nothing special, well known, but not particularly well-regarded. Most would be filler on a mid-60s Doris Day or Burl Ives LP. What Orcutt does with them however is remarkable: expanding upon techniques developed on 2011s How the Thing Sings(EMEGO 128CD/LP) and incorporating ideas forged since his recording of "The Star Spangled Banner" during his 2012 tour, Orcutt interrogates the apparent banality of his material, subjecting it to discontinuity, disjuncture and a fractured repetition that is disturbing and revelatory. Titled after a line from Gertrude Steins The Making of Americans and inspired by the scholarship of Elijah Wald and Eric Lott, A History of Every One is a bold re-writing of an important historical thread, an interpretation of a lost text and a bewildering extension upon Orcutts already singular language." - Editions Mego

Artist: ORCUTT, BILL
Title: A New Way To Pay Old Debts
Format: CD
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $16.00
"Editions Mego is suitably chuffed to announce a CD reissue of San Francisco guitarist Bill Orcutts acoustic hardcore blues stormer A New Way To Pay Old Debts, previously released on Palilalia in 2009, and for many, one of the highlights of recent years with its unique visionary take on solo guitar playing. At the heart of Orcutts sound is a vintage acoustic Kay guitar equipped with a DeArmond pickup. After the neck was broken and subsequently repaired, the guitar was downtuned so as to withstand the tension of the strings, and played with the A and D strings removed. This all lends itself to an intense set of raw, blues-influenced songs that sound heavier than most of the guitar records in your collection put together!! In addition to the original album, this CD reissue contain 2 tracks from the High Waisted 7" (also previously released on Palialia), as well as 4 unreleased tracks. Bill Orcutt: 4-string Kay, voice." -Editions Mego.

Artist: ORCUTT, BILL
Title: How The Thing Sings
Format: LP
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $19.00
"Gatefold LP version. Yet another essential, cracking new set of songs from Bill Orcutt, showcasing a further development of his unique, visceral acoustic style. The language that Orcutt uses looks familiar at first glance, but cuts deeper and its a myriad of twisted audio thats both full-on and drenched in melancholy, usually in the same gasping breath. While a lot of it is the classic face-melting style, some quieter segments counter balance on the title track as well the epic closer "A Line From OlMan River" and "Heaven Is Closed To Me Now." Recorded Spring 2011 in the Living Room, San Francisco." -Editions Mego.
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Artist: ORCUTT, BILL
Title: How The Thing Sings
Format: CD
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $16.00
"Yet another essential, cracking new set of songs from Bill Orcutt, showcasing a further development of his unique, visceral acoustic style. The language that Orcutt uses looks familiar at first glance, but cuts deeper and its a myriad of twisted audio thats both full-on and drenched in melancholy, usually in the same gasping breath. While a lot of it is the classic face-melting style, some quieter segments counter balance on the title track as well the epic closer "A Line From OlMan River" and "Heaven Is Closed To Me Now." Recorded Spring 2011 in the Living Room, San Francisco." -Editions Mego

Artist: ORCUTT, BILL
Title: Turkey In The Straw
Format: 7
Label: Lucky Peach
Country: USA
Price: $7.00
One time pressing of 500. “Bill Orcutt plays “Turkey in the Straw” on a one-sided 45rpm 7-inch record in creamsicle-ish vinyl. (Some records are yellow, some are white, most are in between. We wont tell you what color(s) yours will be because that would ruin the surprise.) Full color jacket designed by John Gall. Orcutt is known for his work in Harry Pussy, a squall for which there was no precedent and to which there is no antecedent, or for his recent and often shoeless acoustic guitar work. On his record A History of Everyone (Editions Mego), Orcutt turns primordial tunes inside out on his four-string guitar. When Richard Parks proposed his essay about the minstrel show origins of the West Coasts ice cream truck song for theStreet Food issue, the idea to ask Orcutt to record it (as well as to start this record thing) was born.” - Lucky Peach.
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Artist: ORCUTT, BILL
Title: Gerty Loves Pussy
Format: LP
Label: Palialia
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
“Solo electric guitar performance recorded at the Brooklyn offices of Triple Canopy magazine, January 2014, as part of their annual marathon reading of Gertrude Steins “The Making of Americans.” Explores the rhythms and repetitions of Steins language using Fender Telecaster, Music Man 100 amplifier and the acoustics of a very small room. Reissue of Palilalia tour tape, PAL-010. Edition of 300.” - Palialia.
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Artist: ORCUTT, BILL
Title: King or Something, Crossroads, The Man in the Mirror b/w Sad Michael, Solitary Habits, Die Then Come Back To Life
Format: 7"
Label: Palilalia
Country: USA
Price: $11.00

Artist: ORCUTT, BILL
Title: A New Way To Pay Old Debts
Format: LP
Label: Palilalia
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"Solo guitar improvisations by ex-Harry Pussy guitarist Bill Orcutt. Crashes styles together with such energy that his guitar sounds in danger of splintering into matchwood... a frenzied maximalism that sounds like no other guitar sound youve ever heard in your life" - The Wire. Restocked!
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Artist: ORCUTT, BILL
Title: All Tongues
Format: 7"
Label: Palilalia
Country: USA
Price: $11.00

Artist: ORCUTT, BILL
Title: Bill Orcutt
Format: LP
Label: Palilalia
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"For those not following Bill Orcutts drift into increasingly ear-friendly orbits in his recent live sets, Bill Orcutt -- his first solo electric studio album -- shocks with its space and sensitivity. On this eponymous record, Orcutt mines the expansiveness and sustain possible on the electric guitar, letting notes spin out and decay at the edge of feedback. His pachinko-parlor pacing, marked by unraveling clockspring accelerandos crashing into unexpectedly suspended tones, is still in evidence. But here, his developing melodicism maps a near-contemplative mental realm, orbiting St. Joan-era Loren Connors more than the cascading treble clatter of his duo LPs with Chris Corsano and others. From the first notes of Ornette Colemans "Lonely Woman", theres a lucidity and slow-burning lyricism that make Orcutts plunges into barbed-wire fingerpicking all the more striking. While no ones about to mistake Orcutt for Jim Hall, you could probably play this for your jazzbo friends (should you be unlucky enough to have them) without raising any eyebrows. Orcutts track selection mirrors his obsession with American popular song in its most banal manifestations, as radically reimagined via acoustic guitar on a variety of releases, including 2013s exhaustive Twenty Five Songs 7" box set, and the Editions Mego album A History of Every One (EMEGO 173CD/LP, 2013). Many of the songs from those two releases are here -- but stretched into new arrangements that explore the upper regions of the guitar neck (hitherto unexplorable on his shakily-intonated acoustic Kay), and lighting up new corners of each arrangement with a sensitivity born from years of reinterpretation. The result is a languid, freeform drift through Orcutts internal cosmos into galaxies unknown to their original interpreters -- and occasionally, Orcutt himself. Most striking is "White Christmas", its careening low-register melodies crashing into complex chords that transcend Orcutts primitive four-string fretboard. Orcutts original compositions are equally striking. One of them -- "The World Without Me" -- is unique to this album, and notable for its trebly flurry of Clapton-esque 12th-fret drizzle. "O Platitudes!" by contrast, spins ever-faster in the cadence of a hand-cranked music box, before grinding to a near halt, its higher-key electricity standing in for the moaning vocalizations on Orcutts acoustic rendition as heard on his 2014 VDSQ LP. With its deep-space beauty, harmonic complexity, and dark dissonance, Bill Orcutt is a stunning landmark in Orcutts form-destroying trajectory." - Palilalia.

Artist: ORCUTT, BILL
Title: High Wasted/Big Ass Nails
Format: 7"
Label: Palilalia
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
Edition of 100.
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Artist: ORCUTT, BILL
Title: s/t
Format: CD
Label: Palilalia
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"For those not following Bill Orcutts drift into increasingly ear-friendly orbits in his recent live sets, Bill Orcutt -- his first solo electric studio album -- shocks with its space and sensitivity. On this eponymous record, Orcutt mines the expansiveness and sustain possible on the electric guitar, letting notes spin out and decay at the edge of feedback. His pachinko-parlor pacing, marked by unraveling clockspring accelerandos crashing into unexpectedly suspended tones, is still in evidence. But here, his developing melodicism maps a near-contemplative mental realm, orbiting St. Joan-era Loren Connors more than the cascading treble clatter of his duo LPs with Chris Corsano and others. From the first notes of Ornette Colemans "Lonely Woman", theres a lucidity and slow-burning lyricism that make Orcutts plunges into barbed-wire fingerpicking all the more striking. While no ones about to mistake Orcutt for Jim Hall, you could probably play this for your jazzbo friends (should you be unlucky enough to have them) without raising any eyebrows. Orcutts track selection mirrors his obsession with American popular song in its most banal manifestations, as radically reimagined via acoustic guitar on a variety of releases, including 2013s exhaustive Twenty Five Songs 7" box set, and the Editions Mego album A History of Every One (EMEGO 173CD/LP, 2013). Many of the songs from those two releases are here -- but stretched into new arrangements that explore the upper regions of the guitar neck (hitherto unexplorable on his shakily-intonated acoustic Kay), and lighting up new corners of each arrangement with a sensitivity born from years of reinterpretation. The result is a languid, freeform drift through Orcutts internal cosmos into galaxies unknown to their original interpreters -- and occasionally, Orcutt himself. Most striking is "White Christmas", its careening low-register melodies crashing into complex chords that transcend Orcutts primitive four-string fretboard. Orcutts original compositions are equally striking. One of them -- "The World Without Me" -- is unique to this album, and notable for its trebly flurry of Clapton-esque 12th-fret drizzle. "O Platitudes!" by contrast, spins ever-faster in the cadence of a hand-cranked music box, before grinding to a near halt, its higher-key electricity standing in for the moaning vocalizations on Orcutts acoustic rendition as heard on his 2014 VDSQ LP. With its deep-space beauty, harmonic complexity, and dark dissonance, Bill Orcutt is a stunning landmark in Orcutts form-destroying trajectory." - Palilalia.

Artist: ORCUTT, BILL
Title: Tic Fit
Format: 7"
Label: Palilalia
Country: USA
Price: $11.00

Artist: ORCUTT, BILL
Title: Way Down South
Format: LP
Label: Palilalia
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
One-sided LP. Originally a tour only release, repressed. Recorded May 22, 2010 at High Street Project, Christchurch, New Zealand. Clear vinyl with silkscreened cover art.

Artist: ORCUTT, BILL
Title: Why Does Everybody Love Free Music But Nobody Loves Free People?
Format: Cass
Label: Palilalia
Country: USA
Price: $7.00


Recorded in the US and UK 2011. Orcutt describes it as "definitely the most aggressive thing Ive done with the acoustic" - its hard to argue. Self-released on Palilalia. Highly recommended!
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Artist: ORCUTT, BILL
Title: Square Cunts b/w New Remorse
Format: 7"
Label: Ultra Eczema
Country: Belgium
Price: $12.00
“In a blender, stuck with your hand, while a heavy wooden table leans on your chest, yelling "keep it down and help, or at least unplug the blender and take that table away", while in the other room the whole family is dancing to "Square Cunts", the automatic acoustic guitar boomerang on the A side of this single, it took a swing in the kitchen and just flew back into the other room! Flipped around, the kitchen dried out when uncle Bill reads his stolen poetry!
Limited to 250 numbered copies, comes in a risograph printed collaged cover.”

Artist: ORCUTT, BILL
Title: Solo Acoustic Volume Ten
Format: LP
Label: Vin Du Select Qualitite
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"The blues, as abstract." - Vin Du Select Qualitite.

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