Richard Horowitz – Eros In Arabia LP

This vibration is cast into new dimensions. Liberating Eros, it circles the globe, backwards and forwards, flowing to and through us. It is said the artist has a gift— suited for the erotic life of property.
On Eros in Arabia, Richard Horowitz channels this vibration and bends bandit sounds by pairing the ancient ney cane flute with the Prophet-5 synthesizer. Interspersed with other instruments and ideas, like echo delayed Moroccan drumming and self-made magic, these elements deal in duality like the ever-shifting characteristics of the composer: the Hollywood Horowitz who scores films like The Sheltering Sky and Any Given Sunday, and the Morocco Horowitz who founded the Gnaoua Festival in Mogador, attended by 500,000 people every year.
Working in natural succession from end to beginning, “Elephant Dance” demonstrates the central synth and ney node to explore energetic sound patterns Horowitz imagined to be played in the 16th century on the island of Java, around the time Sufi’s may have arrived in Indonesia. Delicately trampling the twenty minute mark, the piece offers an immersive climate of microtones that might, with the primordial matter of love, alter DNA. “Baby Elephant Magic” is “Elephant Dance” but sped up— producing digital baubles that sound less like an Indonesian forest, more like an urban hive of mechanical insect interaction.
The piano on “23/8 for Conlon Nancarrow,” with John Cage technique at play, is played “as fast as possible by a human.” The sounds are driven to derail from the space time continuum. On “Never Tech No Foreign Answer,” a cheap cassette recorder microphone captures the Prophet-5 left to the devices of its master’s inner clock, taking on a frenzied sound form that vibrates in place before bouncing off the tape case walls. Chaos is concentric.
“Queen of Saba” incorporates the vocals of long-time collaborator, Sussan Deyhim. Described as one of Iran’s most potent voices in exile, Deyhim’s work is in both the tradition of Sufis and the late feminist poet, Forough Farrokhzad. Recently Deyhim and Horowitz worked together on a multi-media performance based upon Forrokhzad’s Iranian New Wave film, The House Is Black. Here Deyhim performs a taḥrīr where vocals go low to high without any semantically meaningful words. Horowitz’s associations with great cultural icons of the Middle East, like these women, soften (in)appropriations.
Less aggressive than its predecessors, “Eros Never Stops Dreaming” introduces the bendir frame drum, the feathery wind of the ney floating above its bowing rhythm with effortless mathematics. “Bandit Nrah Master of Rajasthan” begins where the album ends, an ode to Shakuhachi flute players known to indulge in both trance-inducing circular breathing and espionage.
Horowitz is linked with the worldly sound seeking circles of minimalist and avant-garde New York City musicians, especially Lou Harrison and La Monte Young, with whom Horowitz shared Shandar as a record label momentarily. He recorded and toured with Jon Hassell and collaborated with David Byrne and Brian Eno, Jean-Philippe Rykie, and Bill Laswell. Along his travels he befriended Brion Gysin and Paul Bowles, the latter whom mentored Horowitz over decades of correspondence, some of which documents the making of Eros and comes quite literally with this edition.
A record of physical and intellectual love for Arabia, FTS extends this flowing forward and backward – a shimmer that reverses the backward spelling of Ztiworoh. Eros is presented in the ever present. To borrow from a song title, Horowitz remains gainfully employed as an “inter-dimensional travel agent.”

Price: $22.00

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Pedro – One Kind Of Love LP

Peter Mekwunye, having recently moved to the United States from Nigeria, self-released One Kind Of Love as a small run cassette in 1993 under the moniker Pedro. His only prior recording experience being a brief session in a friend’s professional recording studio, Peter was determined to continue making music once finding a home in Portland, OR. He assembled a basic home studio (limited to a Casio keyboard, a microphone, and a multitrack recorder) and set to work recording One Kind Of Love; a unique and personal album, filled with free-form and pop elements in equal measure, and always Pedro’s voice with it’s message of love, struggle, spirituality, and hope. Finding inspiration in traditional Nigerian music, as well as the popular sounds he grew up hearing on the radio (including Fela Kuti and William Onyeabor), and as left field as artists like Chuck Mangione and Beethoven (because he continued to create music even beyond his ability to sense it). Peter consigned copies of One Kind Of Love at record shops all over the city, but it remained mostly unheard in 1993, and certainly under appreciated. Stumbling upon this cassette and reaching out to Peter resulted in his being reunited with this music for the first time in years, and together it is our pleasure to share it with you, now lovingly remastered by Brandon Hocura of Invisible City, and available for the first time ever in the LP format. This is revolutionary music, and it couldn’t have resurfaced at a more necessary time. As the inscription reads, “This album is dedicated to all Nigerians all over the world, and to all freedom fighters around the world.”

Price: $20.00

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“Diane…” The Twin Peaks Tapes Of Agent Cooper CS

Here are the actual dictation tapes of FBI Agent Cooper, Chief Investigator of the Laura Palmer murder, plus never-before-heard tapes.

Price: $0.00

Various Artists – Mono No Aware 2xLP – PAN & Mount Analog exclusive / Limited Art Edition

Limited Edition of 100 copies.

Mono No Aware is the first compilation to be released on PAN, curated unreleased ambient tracks from both new and existing PAN artists. Featuring Helm, TCF, Yves Tumor, M.E.S.H., Pan Daijing, ADR, Bill Kouligas and more.

“Mono No Aware”, ‘the pathos of things’, also translates as “an empathy toward things”, or “a sensitivity to ephemera”. A term for the awareness of impermanence, or the transience of things. A meditation on mortality and life’s transience, ephemerality heightens the appreciation of beauty and sensitivity to their passing. In investigating the passing of time, the boundaries between memory and hallucination become blurred; between fiction and reality. The movement of time transforms into an eternal present.

The album is mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at D&M, featuring photography by Molly Matalon and design by Bill Kouligas. A Limited Version of 100 copies will be released as a special art edition in collaboration with Mount Analog for Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair 2017 (spanning Feb 23-26). All copies arrive with photo print and hand-stamped vinyl, copies sold onsite are also hand-numbered and signed by artist.  Limited pre-order release via Mount Analog shipping March 1.

 

A1. Kareem Lotfy – Fr3sh (03:52)

A2. Malibu – Held (06:22)

A3. Yves Tumor – Limerence (05:29)

A4. HELM – Eliminator (03:27)

B1. ADR – Open Invitation (04 :49)

B2. AYYA – Second Mistake (07:16)

B3. Flora Yin-Wong – Lugere (02:47)

B4. Mya Gomez – justforu (05:31)

C1. Bill Kouligas – VXOMEG (03:36)

C2. Jef Witscher – ok, American Medium (06:19)

C3. TCF – C6 81 56 28 09 34 31 D2 F9 9C D6 BD 92 ED FC 6F 6C A9 D4 88 95 8C 53 B4 55 DF 38 C4 AB E7 72 13  (0 3 :4 3)

C4. James K feat. Eve Essex – Stretch Deep (04 :20)

D1. SKYH1 – Huit (03:51)

D2. M.E.S.H. – Exasthrus (Pane) (03:44)

D3. Oli XL – Heretic (04:17)

D4 . HVAD & Pan Daijing – Zhao Hua (06 :47)

 

Price: $45.00

Lydia Lunch – Conspiracy of Women EP

As well as being an unparalleled composer, celebrated producer and curatorial mastermind, Nicolas Jaar is first an foremost a super-knowledgable music fan who lives for the sounds he loves. It is no surprise then that his Other People imprint have taken on the task of pressing Lydia Lunch’s seminal 1990 spoken word LP Conspiracy Of Women. Lunch is a multidisciplinary creative who came up as part of the NYC no wave scene and her words are as empowering and exciting now as they were back then. This special 12” release includes a new remix of Why Was I Born An American by e Weasel Walter and Jaar himself.

Price: $14.00

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Daniel Higgs – The Fools Sermon Part 1 LP

Part 1 of The Fools Sermon as composed by and recorded by Daniel Higgs

with Eli Winograd on Bass and Bass keyboard & Fumie Ishii on Drums & voce
Higgs on Bajo and Voice

Recorded by Eli Winograd at Lone Pine Road, Kingston NY, Spring 2015
Cut by CGB at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin 1115.
Cover photo b Fumie Ishii. Back cover photo by Micke Keysendal

Copies of The Fools Sermon book be had from fountainsun.com

Daniel Higgs once told me that the Earth is actually in its 34th life cycle. That everything has been conceived, created, grown, withered and ultimately been destroyed a grand total of thirty three times to date. As for quite how long this Ourobouros-esque pattern will continue, he never enunciated.
For enunciation is at the very heart of The Fools Sermon. Or I should say ‘Ee-nun-see-a-she-on”, as language in the hands of Higgs becomes a plaything; syllables coil and retreat as if in eternal competition over the course of this 35 minute address.
Anyone versed in Higgs’ vocabulary over his 30 year-plus career as musician, poet and orator, The Fools Sermon will feel like a worthy distillation of his other-world view: a raw vision of the sacred and the profane, the physical and the metaphysical, The Proterozoic and the Present.
At points, the results conjure a Flannery O’Connor penned pulpit-bound preacher elucidating as a huddle of Tribe Records personnel channel Black Dada Nihilismus; at others the narcoleptic exotica of Eden Ahbez shakes hands with Blind Joe Death. One imagines Gene Roddenberry’s Captain turning his attention to the Philosopher’s Stone, to boldly go where no man and everyman has been before and forever will go again.
– Anthony Sylvester
London, June 2016

Price: $25.00

2017 Many Moons Calendar Letterpress Edition (Obsidian On White)

This smaller broadside print is hand letterpressed on thick tree free cotton paper.  The unique spiral design shows each phase of the moon daily. Full and new moon transitions are highlighted, and zodiac symbols listed. Let the moon guide you!

Made in California.

Open edition.
7.5″ x 14.5″

Price: $16.00

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2017 Many Moons Calendar Letterpress Edition (Obsidian Black)

This smaller broadside print is hand letterpressed on thick tree free cotton paper.  The unique spiral design shows each phase of the moon daily. Full and new moon transitions are highlighted, and zodiac symbols listed. Let the moon guide you!

Made in California.

Open edition.
7.5″ x 14.5″

Price: $16.00

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2017 Many Moons Calendar (Purple on White)

Hand silkscreened print in vibrant water based color with a texture you can feel. The unique spiral design shows each phase of the moon daily. Full and new moon transitions are highlighted, and zodiac symbols listed. Let the moon guide you!

Printed on recycled paper in accordance with the Forest Stewardship Council. Rolled in a protective low-density sleeve. Made in California.

Open edition, signed.
13″ x 25″ (33 x 64cm)

Price: $20.00

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2017 Many Moons Calendar (Gold On Black)

Hand silkscreened print in vibrant water based color with a texture you can feel. The unique spiral design shows each phase of the moon daily. Full and new moon transitions are highlighted, and zodiac symbols listed. Let the moon guide you!

Printed on recycled paper in accordance with the Forest Stewardship Council. Rolled in a protective low-density sleeve. Made in California.

Open edition, signed.
13″ x 25″ (33 x 64cm)

Price: $20.00

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2017 Many Moons Calendar (Blue on White)

Hand silkscreened print in vibrant water based color with a texture you can feel. The unique spiral design shows each phase of the moon daily. Full and new moon transitions are highlighted, and zodiac symbols listed. Let the moon guide you!

Printed on recycled paper in accordance with the Forest Stewardship Council. Rolled in a protective low-density sleeve. Made in California.

Open edition, signed.
13″ x 25″ (33 x 64cm)

Price: $20.00

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Pye Corner Audio – Stasis LP

Conceived as a kind of sequel to 2012’s Sleep Games there’s an epic sensibility to Stasis. The haunted concrete caverns of the earlier album give way here, to vast, awe inspiring spaces.

The album has a strong narrative flow that can be read either as the soundtrack for an interplanetary voyage under suspended animation or the exploration of vast inner realms under some other form of technologically enhanced sleep.

The LP packaging is designed by Julian House. The 180gm LP includes a free download card.

Price: $18.00

Laraaji – Om Namah Shivaya LP

ORANGE VINYL Om Namah Shivaya 1LP, original jacket design from Laraaji 1984

“Om Namah Shivaya from 1984 finds Laraaji using drum machines and stream-of-consciousness vocal mantra to make new-age trance pop.”

LR100 Laraaji – Om Namah Shivaya 1984, 1LP
“This original 1984 cassette home recording was inspired by request for personal long play soundtrack to accompany a delivery room child birth in Florida. It was intended to wlecome a newborn child with love, ecstatic joy, and high positivism. I used the Casiotone M70 electric keyboard and chat sang wihle in a prepared vision trance. C Major.” -Laraaji

Price: $0.00

Laraaji – Be Still & Grow 3xCS

Be Still and Glow 3CS Silver-embossed Metallic Mandarine Sleeve by Laraaji.

3CS (1980s) include: Celestrana / Deep Chimes Meditation, Tonings, & Sun Zither

Be Still and Glow collects three long-form titles from the deep and seemingly endless pool of cassette archives from Laraaji Nadabrahmananda during peak productivity years in the 1980s. Curated, remastered, and restored to its utmost listening enjoyment potential by Leaving Records’ Matthew “Matthewdavid” McQueen alongside Laraaji. Initially unearthed and transferred from tape by Douglas McGowan.

LR101 Laraaji – Sun Zither 1&2 1984, CS
“90+ minutes of non-stop sun-drenched Zither Ecstacy”
“A refreshing new sound journey through ecstatic hammered open-tuned zither string board, through jazz-funk rhythms with improvised rubber-tipped mallets, through rattled, stopped Zither. Chaos with wooden chopsticks, through ethereal steel slide string sound exploration to take the classic zither sound way out of the box. An exploratory adventure in sustained open modal tuning, elegant electronics and virtuoso performance mastery” -Laraaji

LR102 Laraaji – Tonings 1&2 1980s, CS
“Tonings 1: Shimmering celestial Zither and OM chant continual deep induction listening for expanded inner-stillness.” -Laraaji
“Tonings 2: OM chimes ladder, Kalimba (African thumb piano), hand chimes, spontaneous laughter release, chant, & chimes distortion (heavy at times towards end.)” -Laraaji

LR103 Laraaji – Celestrana / Deep Chimes Meditation 1980s CS
“Celestrana: Calming, gentle, continual, patient, relaxed-pace solo electric zither feeling. Home cassette recorded 1980’s. Mood of contemplative stillness. Peaceful, introspective listening.”
“Deep Chimes Meditation: Classic, Space, Peace, Zen, Timelessness”
-Laraaji

Price: $26.00

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Barry Cleveland – Mythos LP

Deadstock 1986 brand new copy

A1 Aeon
A2 Abrasax
A3 Sophia
A4 Fire Mist
B1 Mythos

 

 

Originally released on Larry Fast’s Audion Recording Company, Mythos combines layers of guitar with Michael Masley’s otherworldly bowhammer cymbalom, and Bob Stohl and Kat Epple’s woodwinds, synths, and light percussion.

“Features free-floating contexts that are strong without being overbearing and beautiful without being cloying. The drones, spiraling arabesques, and eerie, electronic colorings in MYTHOS leave plenty of room for listeners to transcend themselves.”

Price: $15.00

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