”Years of research and obsession have resulted in this, the first collection of recordings by the legendary and masterful Greek folk violinist Alexis Zoumbas. Very few pre-war musicians have tapped deeper into the human soul than Zoumbas and this volume presents his most profoundly hypnotic and unearthly pieces, all recorded in New York City from 1926-1928. A deep set of notes is accompanied by previously unpublished photographs as well as original art-work by R. Crumb. Respectfully crafted by Christopher King and Susan Archie for Angry Mom Records.”

Alex Zoumbas “A Lamnet for Epirus 1926-1928″
A Long Gone Sound Production for Angry Mom Records. AMA-04.
Part of the “How The Other Half Hears” Sound Series.







“Song & Dance From Northern Greece, 1928-1958. Featuring sublime and unhinged music rarely heard outside of Northern Greece and Southern Albania, the performances presented in this collection span the range of plaintive, ancient dirges to hypnotic, droning dance pieces.”

“Five Days Married & Other Laments Song and Dance from Northern Greece 1928-1958″
A Long Gone Sound Production for Angry Mom Records. AMA-03.
Part of the “How The Other Half Hears” Sound Series.

davidmelodic


Stephen Steinbrink – Trust
Edited and directed by Adam Oelsner.
The song is taken from Stephen Steinbrink’s latest album “Arranged Waves”, available now from melodic records and iTunes.


“Arranged Waves”
Engineered and produced by Stephen Steinbrink in the Langridge House Studio in Olympia, WA. Basic tracking for “Now You See Everything” and “Sand Mandalas” by Eli Moore. 

Mastered by Ephriam Nagler.
Musical arrangements by Stephen Steinbrink and Andrew Dorsett.
All music and words written by Stephen Steinbrink.





 こんなにメロディックなSSWなのに、なぜかいつも倒錯気味な被りものが…どうも好きらしいスティーヴン・スタインブリンク。現在はオリンピア在住ですが、かつてはアリゾナ州フェニックスでフレンチ・クオーターというソロ・プロジェクトで評判に。その頃は「ボクはカートゥーン描きのポップ・ミュージック・メイカー」なんて語ってました。LAKEのアンドリュー・ドーセットもその頃からのコラボレーター。今度のアルバム『Arranged Waves』は、フェニックスで録音した一昨年のアルバム『I Drew a Picture』に続く作品で、オリンピアでアンドリュー・ドーセットと一緒に録音、LAKEのメンバーたちもバックアップした作品で、UKレーベル、Melodic Recordsからの初リリース、日本盤はP-Vineからリリースされています。

LAKEも来日間近! 詳しくはコチラで。



Stream William Tyler’s “Blue Ash Montgomery” released from Lightning Records,
available on digital and cassette (from a quarterly tape edition and fanzine “Lightning Quarterly 1″). Order, HERE and HERE.






And…. Lightning Quarterly 1: The first issue of Lightning Magazine, a 112 page limited edition, hand printed, with contributions from minimalist composer Rhys Chatham, Punk photographer, Guggenheim fellow and experimental filmmaker Bill Daniel, Dirtbiker Derek Gibson, infamous alleged gallery founder Aaron Rose, car sculptor Jesse Sugarmann, Los angeles based earth artist Katsuhisa Sakai and other surfers and freeriders amongst Lightning’s sub-cultural fun.  Subscriptions, HERE!





Cy Dune is the new project of Akron/Family’s Seth Olinsky, following on the first EP “No Recognize” (Family Tree Records, 2013), Cy Dune release the newest LP “Shake” on August 26th via Lightning records which he co-founded with an artist Ali Beletic.
“SHAKE, inspired directly by artist Dan Graham’s video art piece Rock my Religion, was written, captured, and produced in its entirety over a 3 day weekend in the Mojave Desert on an art retreat in Joshua Tree, CA.”




released 20 May 2014
“AZAG-TOTH” was recorded at home by James Jackson Toth (aka Wooden Wand) onto his trusty Tascam 8 Track digital recorder without band or producer. 




Dana Buoy (of Akron/Family) is a multi-talented instrumentalist and songwriter based out of Portland. “Preacher” is available on iTunes, LPs and CDs at his store and the shows.



Unseen Worlds presents new recordings of solo piano pieces by Ethiopian composer Girma Yifrashewa, the first release of Yifrashewa’s music outside of Africa. Born in Addis Ababa in 1967, Girma Yifrashewa is a worthy new torchbearer of African pianism. His highly personalized approach to the piano likens him to Ethiopian composer Emahoy Tsege Mariam, while his use of Ethiopian pentatonic scale within the Western Art Music format places his compositions in conversation with more academically minded work. Traditionally Ethiopian in melody, cinematic in vision, and deep in beauty, his compositions occupy a lyrical middle ground between classical and jazz that is supremely listenable yet defies easy classification.” -Unseen Worlds

Order, HERE.




Flannelgraph Records will release Yuuki Matthews‘ 4-track 12″ record “Funny Morning,” a remix of the song by Richard Swift, as well as two instrumental pieces, “Generations” and “Chrysanthemum (Slow)”.  Due out on September 30th.  A former member of Crystal Skulls, Seldom, currently a member of The Shins and Teardrops (with Richard Swift), Yuuki Matthews is a Seattle-based via Hollywood (Burbank), Californian musician. …. also he has been known as a contributor of David Bazan (Pedro the Lion) and Sufjan Stevens. 

SIDE A
1. Funny Morning (LP Version)  2. Generations
SIDE B
1. Funny Morning (Richard Swift Remix) 2. Chrysanthemum (Slow)


現在、ザ・シンズの新メンバーとして(リチャード・スウィフトとのプロジェクト、ティアドロップスも進行中)、そしてスフィアン・スティーヴンスやデイヴィッド・バザンのコントリビューターとしても知られるシアトルのマルチ・インストゥルメンタリスト、ユーキ・マシューズ(ex. Crystal Skulls, Seldom, Pedro the Lion)。下記の音源は2011年のデジタル・リリースした際の「Funny Morning」で、フランネルグラフ・レコーズから9/30にリリースされる12″には、同曲のスウィフト・リミックスを含む新ヴァージョンが収録されて〼。



from Digital Delivery Device, released 07 June 2011




from Asthmatic Kitty’s “Library Catalog Music” series
released 08 December 2009





original version appeared on Wake Owl‘s latest album “The Private World of Paradise” (produced by Richard Swift), this remix was done by Teardrops (Richard Swift and Yuuki Matthews).




from Bazan Monthly: Volume 1 / Number 2 /August 2014
Produced and Mixed by Yuuki Matthews
Guidance and Mastering by TW Walsh, Artwork by R. Swift
“Two new David Bazan songs will be released every month for the next five months.”

Order, HERE (UNDERTOW).



“Inner Sunset” (released 15 July 2014) album is the first collaboration between Paul Myers and John Moremen as The Paul & John.  It was recorded and mixed by co-producer Allen Clapp at Mystery Lawn in Sunnyvale, California. 
Available on their bandcamp, HERE.






“John Moremen is best known as the lead guitarist in The Orange Peels, and has released several solid solo albums, and recently has operated as the leader of Flotation Device. Moremen was a member of D.C. band The Neighbors and the late, great Jimmy Silva’s Goat 5, and plays guitar with Half Japanese, and on drums with ex-Flamin’ Groovies frontman Roy Loney and the improvisational rock trio High Vulture (with MX- 80′s Bruce Anderson).”

“Paul Myers was the founder and songwriter for the Toronto-based 1990s power pop group The Gravelberrys, and composes electronic music as Flam! Additionally, he is a working journalist and the author of notable music biographies including A Wizard A True Star: Todd Rundgren In The Studio (Jawbone Press), and It Ain’t Easy: Long John Baldry And The Birth Of The British Blues (Greystone Books).”








 ジョン・モアメンは、80年代半ばに仏レーベルCloserからアルバムを出していたワシントンDCのバンド、The Neighborsのメンバーだった人物で、現在はサンフランシスコに在住。ネイヴァース以降は上記の通り、ギタリスト / ドラマーとして、シアトルの故・ジミー・シルヴァ(というと、ヤング・フェレッシュ・フェロウズのこと思い出しますが…)やハーフ・ジャパニーズ(つまりジャドさんの旧友)、そしてロイ・ロニー(!)と演り、今はオレンジ・ピールズのリード・ギタリストとして活躍。また自身のバンド、レイビーツっぽいインスト・バンド、Flotation Device(キング・ミサイルのChris Xefosが参加)でも、アレン・クラップのミステリー・ローン・ミュージックから3年前にアルバムを出しています。
 カナダ出身のポール・マイヤーズ(The Gravelberrys)はシンガー・ソングライター/パフォーマー/ブロードキャスター/ライター、顔がそっくりだからすぐ分かりますがマイク・マイヤーズのお兄さん。著作には『It Ain’t Easy: Long John Baldry and the Birth of the British Blues, was』や『A Wizard A True Star: Todd Rundgren In The Studio』などが。



Cuff the Duke‘s frontman Wayne Petti has released his first album “Songs By Other People” under the name Grey Lands, available NOW via Paper Bag Records.  A covers album “Songs By Other People” features songs by Bob Dylan and Buffy Ste-Marie, Sloan, M Ward…. and guest artists, Hayden, Blue Rodeo’s Greg Keelor, Sarah Harmer and more.


TRACKLISTING: 
Outta My Head (feat. Hayden)
My Back Pages (feat. Greg Keelor)
Dream Tree (feat. Tamara Lindeman) Buffy Ste-Marie
U.F.O. (feat. Nils Edenloff)
Coax Me (feat. Mike O’Neill)  sloan
Sand (feat. Sarah Harmer)
The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore (feat. Julie Fader & Randy Bachman)
Girl From The North Country (feat. Joel Plaskett)


Purchase, HERE.


taken from “Songs By Other People,” featuring Hayden. The song originally appeared on the album “Transfiguration of Vincent” (2003, MERGE) by M. Ward.




taken from “Songs By Other People,” featuring Nils Edenloff of The Rural Alberta Advantage. The song originally appeared on the album “U.F.O.” (1969 / 2010, Light In The Attic) by Jim Sullivan.

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