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“like water slapping a hulk” (Robert Desnos)






taken from Ruth Garbus ‘Joule’ 7″ EP (OSR#27, releases November 2014)




taken from Chris Weismen “Monet In The 90′s” 12″ LP (OSR#24, releases 17 November 2014)
recorded 2009 in Brattleboro, VT / mastered by Kramer


both releases are available via OSR, HERE.




Music On A Tape: Songs by Chris Weisman (OSR18, releases 10 November 2014)
all songs are covers of songs by New Hampshire-born , Brattleboro
Vermont songwriter , recordist & guitar teacher Chris Weisman

a compilation of 39 tracks covering Chris Wiseman’s songs on CASSETTE! 



Both tracks are taken from 5-track Joule EP by Ruth Garbus (Happy Birthday, Feathers).







Chris Weisman – Maya Properties Part 1
mp3 download / donate at OSR Tapes, HERE.
Brattleboro 2012
digitized by Danny Bissette
further computer by Zach Phillips (Blanche Blanche Blanche)


OSR Tapes has dropped a Chris Weisman’s 4 hour, 88-song YouTube album “Maya Properties” in 11 parts.


“its ideal form is a piano painted by Kyle Thomas (King Tuff) where each key plays a song instead of a note. American composers in paradise write more music”



Chris Weisman – Holy Fool
from “Maya Properties,” Kyle Thomas — lead guitar.

Better Psychics – With My Attitude
from Chris Weisman’s recent collaboration project with Zach Phillips, Better Psychics‘ S/T cassette on OSR Tapes.


Chris Weisman’s “Nonmusical Patterns and their Musical Uses (for Guitar in Standard Tuning)” (2011) book contains one hundred geometric patterns overlaid to the fretboard of a guitar in standard tuning with a hand-made, perfect-bound softback with letterpressed cover.
Available directly from the Radical Readout Press.
READ :: Work & Worry blog’s interview with Chris Weisman on the subject of his book, 2011.

Chris Weisman 1.20.12 Brattleboro, VT

Chris Weisman, of Happy Birthday along with Ruth Garbus and Kyle Thomas (aka King Tuff), both formerly of Feathers, has released a brand new full-length “Message From Work,” the follow-up to 2011′s “Transparency.” Available Now via Autumn Records. Full album streaming & buy physical/digital at HERE.



Ryan Power – I Don’t Want to Die

Ryan Power – Mondo Rush

and from Brattleboro again… Ryan Power, who produced Happy Birthday‘s Sub Pop 2010 self-titled debut album, has US release of his fifth record “I Don’t Want to Die” on April 3rd from NNA Tapes, previously released from Japanese label Moorworks in 2011.


Chris Weisman – Message From Work – Music On A Tape (autumn records) by pdis_inpartmaint

Chris Weisman, of Happy Birthday along with Ruth Garbus and Kyle Thomas (aka King Tuff), both formerly of Feathers, has released a brand new full-length “Message From Work,” follow up to 2011′s “Transparency.” Available Now via Autumn Records. Full album streaming & buy physical/digital at HERE.



Burger Records have announced that they will release “RUTHIE’S REQUESTS” cassette which was recorded by Ruth Garbus (Feathers / Happy Birthday) on a little cassette machine in 2008. Autumn Records released her solo debut CD “Rendezvous With Rama” in 2010.


Ruthie – My Apple by BurgerRecords

Greg Davis and Chris Weisman



Chris Weisman – The Sun Comes Back   (via)

chris weisman’s new double album pop masterpiece. his most personal & accessible album yet. for fans of elliott smith, the beatles, and weird music.  

‘The Sun Comes Back’ is taken from the latest release “Transparency” of Chris Weisman (also known for Brattleboro, Vermont-based foursome Happy Birthday and the duo, Chris Weisman & Greg Davis).  This double album is available now on Greg Davis’ Autumn Records following up to last year’s “Fresh Sip” cassette.


Transparency (Autumn Records)

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