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The third in a series of recording projects stemming from the Berea College Appalachian Sound Archives, “Rawhead & Bloodybones” (2015) by Brian Harnetty combines samples of music and folk tales with live instruments. The historic archival recordings of children recounting folk tales were made by Leonard Roberts in the 1940s and 50s. 

Two CDs packaged in 6-panel foldout case
Publication Date: November 20, 2015 via Dust-to-Digital

The Mug and Brush Sessions

Brian Harnetty – Marshall (From the Sun Ra Archives) 
performing music from his 2013 release, The Star-Faced One.

Taken from the album “The Star-Faced One,” via Atavistic records (2013). Samples from the Sun Ra/El Saturn collection at the Creative Audio Archive at Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago. Additional musicians include Fred Lonberg-Holm (Cello), Jeff Kimmel (Bass Clarinet), and Aaron Butler (Vibes).

Taken from 7” single, entitled “The Sociophonic Key” (2012) 

“Despite the variety of samples used many subtle relationships are heard––both literal and fantastic––from Sun Ra rehearsing a group of children fading into an answering machine, to the intensity of a gospel preacher alongside the Arkestra’s invitation to join them in outer space.”

Adam Schatz and Friends – Rocket #9 / Stand By Your Man
(Sun Ra & Tammy Wynette covers)
performed by Celestial Schatz (Celestial Shore + Adam Schatz + Renata Zeiguer) at night 2 of Adam Schatz & Friends at Manhattan Inn.

Adam Schatz (Landlady) and Friends  
Play Music at Manhattan Inn
July 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st, 2013

songs by Landlady, Randy Newman, Sun Ra, Arthur Russell, Big Star, Os Mutantes, Brian Eno, the Shoe Ins, Funkadelic, Sly & The Family Stone, Paul McCartney, The Band, Harry Nilsson and more…

filmed by Christine Lockerby

Adam Schatz and Friends
The Night they Drove Old Dixie Down (by The Band)
at night 4 of Adam Schatz & Friends at Manhattan Inn
featuring Jordan Hyde (guitar), Will Graefe (guitar), Mikey Freedom Hart (guitar), Jared Samuel (bass), Rich Levinson (drums), Danny Fisher-Lochhead (alto sax), Jonah Parzen-Johnson (bari sax), Jas walton (tenor sax), Kevin Moehringer (trombone), Ray Mason (trombone), Aaron Rockers (trumpet)

(A two-song single, given eternal life by Hometapes)

an excerpt from the “star-faced one” sound installation, 2010.

The Star-Faced One, the 6-channel sound installation based on Brian Harnetty’s research into the Sun Ra/El Saturn collection at Creative Audio Archive in Chicago, was a 60 minute loop that ran nonstop at the Audible Gallery at Experimental Sound Studio in Chicago from November 12 to December 19, 2010. An edited version of the installation will be released in October, 2012 via Atavistic Records.

VISIT Scioto Records‘ Kickstarter page for a 7″ single of Star-Faced One material (three non-album tracks), HERE.

Brian Harnetty is a musician and artist from Ohio, and his work involves overlooked elements of sound. Many of his pieces transform found material––including field recordings, transcriptions, and historic recordings––into personal sound worlds. For the past several years, this has led to a focus on projects with specific archives, including the Berea College Appalachian Sound Archives in Kentucky, and the Sun Ra/El Saturn Creative Audio Archive in Chicago. His music and installations have been performed and shown in America and Europe. Recordings are available on Atavistic Records, Ruminance (Europe), and Scioto Records.

Brian Harnetty and Bonnie “Prince” Billy – Some Glad Day
from Harnetty’s current release, “Silent City“. Shot in Ohio and Kentucky. Released by Atavistic Records (ALP190CD), and RuminanCe Records in Europe (RUM041).

Mickey Moonlight – Interplanetary Music
Interplanetary Music was written by the great Sun Ra 
and published by Leosong Copyright Services.
Vocals by Bishi, Suzy Silver, Susumu Mukai & Mickey Moonlight.
Saxophone by Carl Sterling.  Produced by Mickey Moonlight.
© 2007 Cog Without Teeth

Tame Impala – Solitude Is Bliss (Mickey Moonlight Remix).mp3

Apollo Sunshine – Singing to the Earth (Mickey Moonlight Remix) .mp3

Old footages of Sun Ra and his Arkestra by the pyramids and in Sardinia (Italy)

STREAM :: Twin Sister‘s new mix for Follow Me Radio

1. KL Saigal — Preet Mein Hai Jeevan Joko
2. Al Green — How Can You Mend a Broken Heart
3. Alice Coltrane — Journey In Satchidananda
4. Arthur Russell — Arm Around You
5. Virgo — Do You Know Who We Are
6. Wire — Outdoor Miner
7. Lee Hazelwood — Hey Cowboy
8. Dionne Warwick — Don’t Make Me Over
9. Joe Meek — The Bublight
10. The United States of America — Love Song for Dead Che
11. Broadcast — Distorsion
12. Mountain Man — Babylon
13. Roy Orbison — It’s Over

The Sandwitches – Baby Mine

‘Baby Mine’ as performed by The Sandwitches. This track is taken off of their new one-sided 12″ vinyl EP “Duck Duck Goose!” out on July 13th via Empty Cellar and Secret Seven Records, pre-order is available now.  Recorded and Produced by Wymond Miles (The Fresh & Onlys) and The Sandwitches, it features haunting renditions of Tim Cohen‘s ‘Rock of Gibraltar’ (a bonus track from the Two Sides of Tim Cohen).

“Duck Duck Goose!” Track Listing: Stardust / Duck Duck Goose (skit) / Rock Of Gibraltar / Baby Mine / Song Of Songs / Duck Duck Goose (skit)

The Sandwitches – Song of Songs


Pink Elephants on Parade – Dumbo
Sync’d music by Sun Ra (from Disney tribute compilation album “Stay Awake,” produced by Hal Willner/1988)

Adorable cover of Sun Ra’s ‘Door of the Cosmos,’ reminding of The Langley Schools Music Project.

蓮沼執太/Shuta Hasunuma “wannapunch!”