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BRENT LEWIIS ENSEMBLE - At The North Pole, Easter Day, 1982

"Well there is much to say about this record of voices with much to say, so perhaps best to allow one who would know to speak the most for all --As part of the 25th anniversary of the Butte County Free Music Society, At The North Pole, Easter Day, 1982 follows The Butte County Free Music Society boxset Induced Musical Spasticity and The Brent Lewiis Ensembles Three Christs of Ypsilanti. Recording and performing primarily in the mid-to-late 1980s, with sporadic efforts in the early 1990s, this barely organized enclave based in rural Northern California ingests and disgorges outsider free music -É la Smegma and other bent LAFMS trippers, the UKs A Band, 5 Starcle Men, Gastric Female Reflex, Id M Theft Able, and the sort of visionaries currently promoted by labels such as Chocolate Monk, Destijl, and Ultra Eczema. Members of the Brent Lewiis Ensemble later migrated to Vomit Launch, Glands of External Secretion, The Idiot, Serious Problmz, and Bananafish magazine.In comparison to the only other available recording of a complete live performance by the group (the side-long -¢‚Ǩ-ìIndustrial Barbecue,-¢‚Ǩ¬ù on the above-mentioned BUFMS boxset), At The North Pole, Easter Day, 1982 is starker and more minimal overall. Performing as a quintet at a university open mic night in the student union cafeteria, the group had played live only once prior (a -¢‚Ǩ-ìbongos in the dirt-¢‚Ǩ¬ù affair in the parking lot of an art gallery), they had yet to amass the collection of ubiquitous tape players and answering machines that accompanied most subsequent performances and recordings. The absence of overt forward progress in some (WHAT THE? note: there is more notes and they will be included with the record)."Previously released on the Mary Jane cassette in 1983." -- Brent Lewiis spokesperson, BUFMS.One-sided LP with silkscreen cover designed by artist Paul Coors, from an idea , along with a BUFMS-supplied glow-in-the-dark mini poster. 129 copies limit on a history which has no." - What The..?

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