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Artist: WEISMAN, CHRIS
Title: Chaos Isnt Single
Format: LP
Label: Feeding Tube
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"The eighth Feeding Tube LP by Chris Weisman vinylizes a 2015 CDR originally released by Hidden Temple Tapes. Weisman is, as always, the master of his own domain. Crafting pop tunes worthy of any sophisticated pen you can name (from Nilsson to Beck), his presentation this time is starker than usual. Lots of strummed guitar and shadows of other tastes lurking in the distance. As on his last LP, Play Sharp to Me (FTR 234LP), Chris seems to have added blue notes and hints of discord to his sweet surges. A certain jazziness from that session persists as well, giving the songs here a lilting swing that makes their hooks all the more dangerous. At times the songs almost have the feel of a guilty pleasure (ala late Todd Rundgren or early Shins), but forget the guilt. This is the sound of the Upper Valley Underground at its finest. You can listen to it all you want. Even bob your head approvingly, and no one will be able to say youre anything but up-to-date as hell. In that sense, Chris Weisman has always been a thinking persons alternative to lots of stuff. Of course, that will all change when he gets heaped the praise his songs so richly deserve. But thats no reason to not get out ahead of the pack. And once youve figured out how much you love Chaos Isnt Single, dont forget to check out his back catalog. Its richer and fatter than Johnny Depps ass." - Byron Coley.

Artist: WEISMAN, CHRIS
Title: Play Sharp to Me
Format: LP
Label: Feeding Tube
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Tired of being pegged as the Beatle of Brat, Chris Weisman has changed gears without shifting his focus, creating a masterpiece of multi-origin pop in the process. Lyrically, the tunes on Play Sharp to Me (title nicked from James Joyce), retain their New England underground tang, rolling localisms like barrels of sweet maple syrup between the trees of heavily forested hillocks. But the sonics utilize various swathes of strange sunshine to create a unique tapestry. Weve encountered Chris using late 60s Beach Boys textures before, but on Play Sharp he adds something thats weirdly jazzy and lazy, as though that first Ben Sidran album on Capitol was an ode to surrealist parlor games or something. But whats so cool about the sound of the record is that Chris hints that hes familiar with every obscure pop genius, from Emitt Rhodes to Scott Miller to Pip Proud, without ever doing anything specific. Its more that he creates an aura in which you begin to assume he knows it all, because his grasp of elements is so absolute. This is what... the ninth album Feeding Tube Records has done with Chris? Something like that. And each one has been brilliant and idiosyncratic and unique. Play Sharp is no different. And completely different at the same time. Another miracle of creation. What are you waiting for?" - Byron Coley, 2016.

Artist: WEISMAN, CHRIS
Title: Trash Picture/August Demos
Format: CD
Label: OSR
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"the double record Trash Picture / August Demos is the 5th or 7th or 9th C. Weisman release from OSR (depending on whether you count the Marshfield Set & Better Psychics albums or the giant covers compilation ) . hermetically sealed as he is behind an anti-publicity forcefield generated in part by the geopsychical conditions of Brattleboro Vermont & sustained by his transcendentalist guitar teaching / musical meditation practice , Chriss lack of critical reception / economic leverage is legendarily discordant with the unparalleled quality of his writing & musicianship & the mythic respect he commands in my social circles simply by the sheer force of his musical gifts & personality . these records are a prehistory to Chriss wave of massive productivity beginning in 2008 with the still-unpublished Bicycle Operator And Coach & should be heard as the free work of someone completely uninitiated to whatever cultural-economic rituals hes since had to contend with & found insufficient . and this is sufficient" - OSR.
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