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Artist: SPECTRE FOLK
Title: Black Bones
Format: CDR
Label: Arbitrary Signs
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
Pete of Magik Markers. "Ex-angel - fuzz up - GPRO Blankest Meds."

Artist: SPECTRE FOLK
Title: Black Jacks
Format: CDR
Label: Arbitrary Signs
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"This CDR explores new sonic possibilities of home 16 track technology and early formation of the new band phase of Spectre Folk as Pete is joined by J.T. Sodas on synth. A few songs, new and old, are given the Band treatment. Thers also some very glopy stuff and some extendo blooz stuff, as well as some solo synth action. A long disc full of dripping mind exploration.." - Arbitrary Signs.

Artist: SPECTRE FOLK
Title: Compass, Blanket, Lantern, Mojo
Format: LP
Label: Arbitrary Signs
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"As anxiety encroaches with the cold air of winter thank the stars for the whiskey/weed warmth of Compass, blanket, lantern, mojo --- it flows through you like a liquid howl of light." -- Thurston Moore "For an out-of-it fogie like myself, its tough to keep up with the many musical hats our boy Peter Nolan sports. Theres of course The Magik Markers and then theres Lil Dusty, Spectre Flux, Spectre Folk, Folk Spectre, Cops, etc. I gotta admit I sorta lost the thread on Petes musical output for awhile there due to the simple fact I couldnt keep up with it all. My chrome dome would literally throb with all the names and phony catalogue numbers that must accompany all these sound whims that must fly off his ginger head like bats from a belfry. Luckily, I put down the Brupenex long enough to catch up with Compass, Blanket, Lantern, Mojo, Nolans latest expulsion under his Spectre Folk moniker. As expected, the album reeks of the musty homespun psychedelic scent that would make both Al Simones and Uncle Neil Young red as a beet. The tunes are hazy with hope and bobbing audio to spare. Seagulls or rusty bedsprings sound off in the crackly distance on one track and I get a salty taste in my mouth like I licked the third pier boardwalk in Wildwood circa 79. And check out the track Burning Bridge where Petes voice soars and wavers like a wounded dove flying to the safety of a clean cage and the awaiting name of Walter. The whole thing is a gorgeous, fully conscious stumble into a self made sunset and it just reminds me of something someone never said to me Its not over until you declare everyone a loser and paint yourself in a corner." -- Tony Rettman

Artist: SPECTRE FOLK
Title: In the Sparkin Age of the Great White Horse
Format: Cass
Label: Arbitrary Signs
Country: USA
Price: $7.50
"In the Sparkin Age of the Great White Horse" is the new cassette from Spectre Folk, nearly 50 minutes of psych-ish folk-leaning rock fog that is destined to melt into your dashboard this summer The tracks are culled and clipped from the sessions that produced Spectre Folks most recent LP, Compass, Blanket, Lantern, Mojo. Here in the sparking age, Pete Nolans mood seems, lighter and brighter – theres less mystic nursery hush and a much more saturated stain of the pink-orange ice cream colors of a Pacific sunset. True to form, there are forlorn fingerpickers and some quiet, noisy stretches that feel like a walk alone in the woods at night, but the tape also finds Nolan making organic noises with his noisemaking machinery: a tube amp makes thundercloud sounds on a track thats got the hazy warmth of a summer day begging for a rainshower; synths burble, ominously at first, then dissolve into the a sound like passing cars on the highway, before a couple guitars, intertwined, come in at a glacial gallop marching the tape along. And the albums rockers show Nolans increasing comfort with extended form guitar solos that saunter into and out of wild crescendos and murky valleys like its the easiest, most natural thing in the world for the music to do." - Arbitrary Signs.

Artist: SPECTRE FOLK
Title: Smokin with the Alien
Format: CDR
Label: Arbitrary Signs
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
Featuring LIL DIAMOND DUSTY AND CHILL WILL. "In this extended 3 song jammer, Folk Spectres arabesque acoustic and electric guitar are joined by Diamond Dustys zoned synth moves and the pulse beat shuffles of Chill Will. Guitars wander over all different landscapes from early morning dawn .. mean grinding streets and even desert ozones. The liquid swords have a sharp edge here." - Arbitrary Signs

Artist: SPECTRE FOLK
Title: Mothership
Format: 7"
Label: New Images
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"A brand new 7-inch from SPECTRE FOLK--PETE NOLAN, PETER MEEHAN, AARON MULLAN, MIKE IBOLD and STEVE SHELLEY." - New Images.

Artist: SPECTRE FOLK
Title: Ancient Storm
Format: LP
Label: Vampire Blues
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Tireless Michigan-bred multi-instrumentalist (and parent) PETE NOLAN runs the Arbitrary Signs imprint, drums for MAGIK MARKERS and has written a childrens book and accompanying album-yet still has time and energy to lead SPECTRE FOLKs doleful, spiraling psychedelic drones. With drummer STEVE SHELLEY (SONIC YOUTH), AARON MULLAN (TALL FIRS) on bass and PETER MEEHAN on guitar, they churn out black seas of noise guitar, psych jams, no-fi experiments and other interplanetary gunk. The follow-up to their The Blackest Medicine, Vol. 2 EP (Woodsist), The Ancient Storm opens with a slow-burning ballad whose vibe is right out of If I Could Only Remember My Name, and ends with creepy heaviness that wouldnt be out of place on a Jandek record. In between, layered, psychedelic guitar work and the occasional electrified vibraphone overlay a mix of beefed-up psych-rock muscle and a more stripped-down, guy-in-a-bedroom sound. Hard to believe a group this murky can swing this hard, but such is the nature of 21st Century astral projection. Includes free download card with five bonus tracks." -Vampire Blues.

Artist: SPECTRE FOLK
Title: Blackest Medicine II
Format: LP
Label: Woodsist
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Pete Nolan has been Spectre Folk since before drumming and strumming in Magik Markers was his main gig, and will be Spectre Folk long after he shuffles off this mortal coil. The main benefit of ghost folk is, you can play it way after youre dead, and while youre alive the Spectre can haunt any decent willing body with a gift for the unreal. This time around fellow Michigander Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth) ran drums, Peter Meehan ( The Grey Lady) glued guitar and Aaron Mullan (Tall Firs) slithered bass in the Folk, creating an alchemy the Spectre hasnt floated since the days of basement wig wearing, in the short-lived Norman Bates era. The band entered Echo Canyon West with the intention of recording a 7" of the "up-tempo" version of Blackest Medicine, the title cut from the 2007 home-fi Woodsist debut. After several sessions, they emerged with a four song studio collage monster that wont fit in your locker and smells like smoked banana peels and undies blowing down an alleyway. A vibraphone, piano, and a plate reverb unit the size of a brooklyn apartment were all employed by the Spectre like Uri Gellar used spoons, inappropriately, desperate and bent. They physically turned the 2 inch reel of tape over so Peter Meehan could put subliminal backwards masking under his Erkin Koray worthy guitar solo on "4th Dimension Refs"and Nolan put the Temple Screamer to good use on tracks one and two, using samples of Shirley Temple Blacks Good Ship Lollipop as vocoder harmonies on choruses. As far as we know, this record also features the first gong solo by legendary skinsman Steve Shelley, since the gong heavy debut Crucifucks LP. Oh yeah, its full of burning psych-pop jammers too! Earmarking Nolans long standing but unspoken obsession with personal hygiene, "Keep Your Teeth Clean!" is a krauty suite that betrays Shelley and Mullans recent stint as the rhythm section for Neu! Their teutonic influence has the effect of putting the dreamy psych-fuzz that Nolan exhibited on last years "Compass" lp through a blender.. with a frog... that spills out into a wide open milky way head zone. You cant snuggle with this record, so strap yourself in and feel the Gs! Fearless as a lemming, Nolan has created a private universe here, a Society of the Spectre-cal if you will, and his gift is his freedom. Lets have a drift."- Elisa Ambrogio.

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