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Artist: STARVING WEIRDOS
Title: Absolute Freedom
Format: 7"
Label: Abandon Ship
Country: USA
Price: $7.50
"Here it is, our first 7" and were PSYCHED!!! These two sides represent some of the earliest of SW material; culled from old 4 track tapes recorded in long lost living rooms, with friends and on the fly. Two kernels given the royal treatment, thanks to our friends at Abandon Ship! One an ontological cry into the abyss, the other a march in dedication to those forgotten souls who call it home." - Starving Weirdos. "edition of 500...with pro-printed cover art and insert" - Abandon Ship.

Artist: STARVING WEIRDOS
Title: Land Lines
Format: LP
Label: Amish
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Amish is pleased to officially announce a new release from Humboldt Countys finest contemporary experimental unit, Starving Weirdos. A couple of years in the making, Land Lines (AMI-044) documents a vital step in the evolution and refinement of Starving Weirdos freeform improvisational practices, as well as its infamous and highly disciplined studio practices. The recording of these sessions was initiated around the time of the 2010 On Land festival in San Francisco, when the projects core nucleus of Brian Pyle and Merrick Mckinlay expanded to include a larger than usual cast of players, including Steve Lazar, Monica Chavez, David Krepinevich and Amiee Hennessey. Specific tracks ("Captured" and "Dreams" and "Lexicon") debuted at that festival, while other sessions documented on this release feature the long-standing trio of Pyle, Mckinlay and Lazar. One notable addition to the Starving Weirdos sound is the voice of Aimee Hennessey, who delivers vocal incantations on two tracks ("In Our Way" and "Change in the Lexicon"). Land Lines chronicles Starving Weirdos most focused and structured release to date, with pieces that import a distinctly European flavor into the sound of this distinctly Northern California project." - Amish.

Artist: STARVING WEIRDOS
Title: B/P/M Series 1
Format: LP
Label: Blackest Rainbow
Country: USA
Price: $21.00
"Absolutely mind melting release from this consistently amazing American duo. This release has a very different sound to the superb drone recordings of their recent releases, yet it is still totally immense but really quite unexpected. This was previously issued as a tour-only CDR in a press of somewhere between 20 and 30 copies. Brian Pyle and Merrick McKinlay spent sometime recording legendary Humboldt based pianist Darius Brottman, who also happens to have a radio show before Brians own show on KHSU college radio. The recordings of Brottman were then reworked by McKinlay and Pyle separately. Pyle and McKinlay have a side each on this LP, both sides featuring very different ways of reworking the original beautiful recordings. Side A opens with some straight piano clinks layered with incidental sounds that occurred during recording sessions, creating an amazing feeling of beautiful surrealness, leading into multi-layered piano movements over and over. Side B begins with powerful, erratic, forceful playing, coated in psychedelic loops and reversed sounds, then returning to a more straight piano playing. The second track on this side almost bleeds into familiar Weirdo territory. This is one bizarre, but equally genius and beautiful release. Both myself and the Weirdos are honored to have the artwork for this LP designed by artist Mick Wiggins. Pro printed sleeves, pressed on 180 gram vinyl and limited to 500 copies." -Blackest Rainbow

Artist: STARVING WEIRDOS
Title: Into An Energy
Format: CD
Label: Bo Weavil
Country: UK
Price: $17.00
"This is a new release by Californias extremely prolific avant-drone duo, Starving Weirdos. These eight new pieces bear all the hallmarks of Starving Weirdos greatest work: the dizzying mixture of instrumental sounds, electronics, and field recordings, the pointillistic attention to sonic detail, the duos post-production technique, which achieves something like the aural equivalent of deep-focus photography. On Into An Energy, the duo of Brian Pyle and Merrick McKinlay is joined by occasional collaborators Steve Lazar and Greg Devaney for the length of the record, and perhaps their chemistry together accounts for the elusive shift in focus heard on these cuts. You see, even though Starving Weirdos routinely break out the rain sticks, the horns, the hand drums, the guitars, or the cup-and-ball, at its core their art is a kind of deep-forest-ghetto-musique concrète. You can never tell if what youre hearing is a real-time performance or a product of copious editing and overdubbing, whether those sounds emanated from tapes or from live instruments, whether it occurred in a tangible three-dimensional space or in a virtual soundcard reality. Most of the time, its a combination of all these, and the results are profoundly transportive and disorienting. Yet while the Weirdos song and album titles suggest an esoteric or spiritualist bent, their music is always reassuringly lucid, even earthy. Theirs is a mysticism grounded in the ordinary sounds of everyday life in their native Humboldt County, California. At their best, Starving Weirdos achieve that high romantic ideal: to make the familiar strange, and make the strange familiar. " Bo Weavil

Artist: STARVING WEIRDOS
Title: Rolled In The Midst Of Never-Ceasing Currents Flowing...
Format: LP
Label: Bo Weavil
Country: UK
Price: $25.00
"N/A ...Without A Rest Forever Onward. Firstly, this is not for the faint-hearted, but fear not, this is not another noise record. This LP is something else altogether. This is a massive, glorious psychedelic din, a thick fog of dramatic sound events. Starving Weirdos latest offering promises to enfold the listener who will experience the ecstatic grandeur of Anton Bruckner as much as the rich industrial drone of David Jackman. This is Lhasa in California -- a world drenched in ecstatic thrills and intense ethereal exploration. There are sounds, there are drones, there are rhythms and there are songs -- a glorious concoction that moves in a vertical fashion. As we live today, in all this murk; all this twisted history and convoluted present, we can be thankful that these folks in California came together to create such a glorious record for all to bathe in. But this, like all good things, is limited and will not be around forever. Step in now or forever remain the great unwashed. Edition of 350 numbered LPs, housed in a heavyweight silkscreened sleeves." -Bo Weavil.

Artist: STARVING WEIRDOS
Title: Summon With Electronic Sorcery
Format: CD
Label: Bottrop Boy
Country: Germany
Price: $17.00
"This is the soundtrack of your favourite nightmare. The aural cinema delivered by the Starving Weirdos is best experienced with ones eyes closed. A dark psychedelic joyride on the inside of ones eyelids. Instead of the obvious, hypnotically safe vision or bouncing orangey sunspots, entire films are projected onto the eyeball. Think desolate valleys, sweaty engine rooms and dark alleyways. The four trips committed to record by this Californian band taunt every accepted boundary. The black magic summoned by the Weirdos guitars, saxophones, electronics and smothered voices culminate in a Lynchian cinematic exorcism in four parts. Listening to the ominous opening piece Summon one finds oneself lost in a sudden sandstorm. Enveloped by whirling sand and surrounded by howling coyotes, the only escape is a dilapidated ghost town. With its wailing guitars and scraping percussion this music is best described as desert folk. Listen to In Transit which sounds like the unnerving siren song of the grimy urban jungle. The listener becomes inescapably entangled in the low mist of ghostly phantom guitars and vocal reverb. The core of this collective consists of Brian Pyle and Merrick McKinlay from Humboldt County, CA. Having produced a large number of limited CD-r releases since 1998, Summon with Electronic Sorcery neatly manages to summarise their work to date. This album has grown into a powerful statement. The menacing and angst-ridden industrial undercurrent permeates the Weirdos hardcore improvisations, while excursions into free folk humanise and cushion their impact. Put on your head phones and hold on tight to your chair. This album marks the sonic raid of plunder by this hungry pack of mad wolves. Summon with Electronic Sorcery is packed in the beautiful envelope packaging, designed and handprinted by Jason Dodge & Christine Roland, a one-off pressing of 250 copies." - Bottrop Boy.

Artist: STARVING WEIRDOS
Title: Blue Herons
Format: LP
Label: Olde English Spelling Bee
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Full-length vinyl release from northern California "free drift" unit the Starving Weirdos. Blue Herons features two side-long tracks: "Manila" and "King Radness On His Royal Swim", both choice selections of their expansive drone/improv sound. Deluxe gatefold silkscreened covers with art by Nate Nelson (of Mouthus/Religious Knives/Crazy Dreams Band). Limited edition of 470 copies." -Olde English Spelling Bee

Artist: STARVING WEIRDOS
Title: Eastern Light
Format: Double CDR
Label: Root Strata
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Fascinating drone/Improv madness from this impossibly obscure Californian combo, with echos of the backwoods psychedelia of the freer end of the free folk scene and the no-fi wilfulness of The Dead C. The group strike a perfect balance between drift and purpose, sprawl and discipline, noise and non-noise. The results are rough but quite gorgeously radiant. "Plastic Gagaku" envelopes an irregular percussive snap, shifting lines of feedback and interjections from plastic toys in a dense fog of reverb. The 20 minute "Friday the 13th Pt II" moves dreamily through a series of vaguely narcotic atmospheres, but with great conviction. There are sections that sound rather like gamelan metallophones played through old 60s fuzzboxes, and if that doesnt pique your intrest, nothing will." -The Wire. Edition of 150.
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Artist: STARVING WEIRDOS
Title: Harry Smith
Format: One Sided LP
Label: Root Strata
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"The first vinyl side from these Northern California mushroom farmers is a real doozy. A live soundtrack to the silent psychedelic films of American hero Harry Smith, this one sided LP is more free drift than free jazz...taking off from a shot in the dark and never touching ground again. Each one with punk rock paste on black & white collage art." - Root Strata.
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Artist: STARVING WEIRDOS
Title: Path of Lighting
Format: Double LP
Label: Weird Forest
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"The latest from NorCals finest, Path of Lightning is one of STARVING WEIRDOS most swell/swollen yet to date. Four flippin sides of confuse-adelia for both the farm-fresh kid to the well-heeled cad. Way noisier than the releases on Root Strata, Path of Lighting is chock full of mystery moves and dynamo hums, from the tripped-out textural flips on "Into the Flatlands" flickering in and out of foci to the almost-an-environmental-statement of "N.Y. Blues" with talk show jibber jabbing into the corrosive static as the grooves run out. The two dudes in Starving Weirdos are joined by yet another dude for two tracks and its tough to know exactly what hes adding (besides another layer of ecstasy gush). These two sides sound like the fine line that separates No Neck Blues Band from Sunburned Hand of the Man. The final track could/should have been in the movie Rosemarys Baby, right around the time Mia Farrow is screaming "What have you done to his eyes!" Deluxe gatefold jackets, limited to 500 copies." - Weird Forest.

Artist: STARVING WEIRDOS
Title: Self-Hypnosis
Format: Double LP
Label: Weird Forest
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"Whats going on here? Well, a couple sides of Self-Hypnosis were recorded in a concrete racquetball court (and a couple of sides werent) which has been mysteriously transformed into the legendary Black Ark Studios and Lee Perry is going NUTS with the ol echo effects. A tiny clatter in the background suddenly rushes up to your ear-bones, magnified into giant sheets of rubberized steel plates which bounces as high as you are. The backwards flow-motion is set on fire as the storm approaches. Various liquids are aerated while dub insects skitter about the killing floor. Little crashes, hither and thither, mostly between the buildings-not causing much damage at all. Limited to 500 copies on white vinyl." - Weird Forest.

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