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Artist: BEER, MARK
Title: Untitled
Format: Cass
Label: OSR
Country: USA
Price: $5.00
"My name is Mark Beer. I am an English artist - a musician/producer, I released various records on my own Waste Records and My China Records labels between 1978 and 1981 which were distibuted by Rough Trade Records (for whom I recorded the single Pretty) . Also, some solo and collaborative pieces were released in Belgium and Germany on singles, EPs and compilation albums . I have always thought of my work as art rather than entertainment . I make that distinction to emphasise my view that art is intended to nourish, whereas entertainment is intended to amuse - the difference between food and chewing gum . Over the years I have worked with many different live bands, and privately, as an experimenter. This cassette ( released by OSR ) is my first published work since 1986 , it comprises 2 new songs - Mosaic Man and All That We Hold Most Dear, and two from the early 1980s - Love Dances Warm and The Small Get By . In recent years , I have been continually writing and recording . The possibility of a complete reissue of my early work has been discussed lately , so it may see the light of day in the relatively near future." - OSR.

Artist: BLACK BANANAS
Title: Spydr Brain
Format: 7"
Label: OSR
Country: USA
Price: $7.00
Edition of 400. “what can I say about this ? listen & blow . easy to mishear as electric Miles or deranged late-80s P-Funk -- not being reference-loose , its just that smoking , the ill-logical progression from B.B.s killer "Electric Brick Wall" . Jennifers xaphoon & laughter are all over the B-side , something about David Bowies video where hes "talking about death -- yo" , & Brian Mckinleys clamshell computer midiguitar system spits one-take realtime improvs thruout , directed by foot pressure ... great to do a little work for the Bananas before this humble label implodes . all art / recording / mastering by the group.
Black Bananas : Nadav Eisenman , Jennifer Herrema , Brian Mckinley , Kurt Midness” - OSR.

Artist: BRAVE RADAR
Title: High Season Blues
Format: Cass
Label: OSR
Country: USA
Price: $5.00
"Brave Radar : I hear theirs as heavy music issued light . Tessa Smith & Conor Prendergast (backed here by Andrew Forsythe on bass & Gabriel Ng on drums) have carved themselves such a tight idiomatic niche over the course of their several great albums but its free in consequence , they can do anything . High Season Blues was very nicely recorded by Peter Woodford (of Freelover Fenner , whose records Conor & Tessa have released on the excellent label they run out of Montreal , Fixture) . oh , hear for those sweet & salty intervals floated as punctuation over protracted Donovan slow boogie rhythms , that sweet counterposed voice leading , an un-twee chamber-musicization of rock , the unflexed melodic strength" - OSR.

Artist: CHERRY, MARLON
Title: Life After Theatre/ Pete
Format: CD
Label: OSR
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"Marlon Cherry [Anti-Seen , Afro-Jersey , Church of Betty , The Roches] is a multi-instrumentalist songwriter (I met him as a bassist) from North Carolina who has been plying his manifold trade in NYC for a few decades now . from collaborations in different capacities w/ a variety of characters to playing accompaniment for dance classes at various universities to busking the subway to cutting live & overdub records , Marlons got the touch , & this CD = his first EP and LP combined into one document . Ill let the music speak for itself ... check it & keep your ear out for an album of Marlons newest music which we recorded here at the Manual FX studio , hopefully itll crop up somewhere or other in the next couple years!" - OSR.

Artist: CLAY, WILLIAM AUSTIN
Title: 22 Etudes for Keyboard, Voice & Multi-track
Format: CD
Label: OSR
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"William Austin Clay is raining buckets of inviting , arcane work in the Denton TX region ... "22 Etudes" follows 2016s earlier instructional disc WAC Premium (which remains available from the wonderful Beautiful Music CDs imprint) & split w/ Yves Trip No Further . w/ cut-up-rhythm musical inventiveness for weeks & a terminal case of clearsightedness reminiscent only of Son of "Joey" Salami , Austin like any good meditator deals w/ a host of passing thoughts in 22 2-minute-ish chunks . funky little parable crisps , sog-proof , eat em like a bowl any morning or leave some for last night" - OSR.

Artist: FLAMING DRAGONS OF MIDDLE EARTH
Title: Freedom
Format: CD
Label: OSR
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"led by Danny Cruz since at least 2007 , Flaming Dragons of Middle Earth is an institution in the Greenfield / Turners Falls paradise division of Western Mass ... "Freedome" is the latest spectacular from the always enlightening & generous Mind of Cruz & weighs in on misogyny , cannabis , fascist oppression & meditation among other themes . I personally played in FDOME roughly 2008-10 but this is a group no one leaves . hit the group up if youre in the area & live FDOMEs experiential magick firsthand . next song !" - OSR.

Artist: GARBUS, RUTH
Title: Hello Everybody
Format: 7"
Label: OSR
Country: USA
Price: $7.00
"4 new tracks from Ruth , as we made good on a proposal by veteran percussionist Larry McDonald (known for his work w/ Bob Marley , Gil Scott-Heron , Lee "Scratch" Perry , Count Ossie , Hartley C. White , & the list goes on ...) to do a session of her music with his backing . I could go on but better to sprinkle the blah-blah-blah over yr shoulder like the superstitious salt it is & listen for the past present and future of meticulous intuitive lyric songwriting at its best . & as usual Ruth is joined here by co-vocalist Julia Tadlock who adds depth to the 3D . expect more soon : this is just a handful , spindrift from a broader clutch of new mind-shoes Ruth has been cobbling up there in Brattleboro VT " - OSR.

Artist: GORDON WALLACE
Title: Send Away
Format: Cass
Label: OSR
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"a reissue of a 1987 album recorded by NZs Robert Scott (The Bats, The Clean, and so on & on), originally issued in an edition of a few dozen copies on Bobs amazing label EST Tapes. if youve ever heard the Bats or the Clean you know what Bobs writing sounds like and this album was recorded during a golden run (Daddys Highway & all those killer EPs). not much more to say about it." - OSR

Artist: GRAPE ROOM
Title: What the Frog-man Knows
Format: CD
Label: OSR
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"from the desk of OSR correspondent Peter Nichols (Grape Room , Peters Window , Great Valley , Nicey Music) comes this report on the current state of the Frog-mans knowledge . much of the report has been redacted & replaced by well-recorded digital synthesizers but dont let that deter your reading . Peters work just keeps getting clearer & clearer & this is him inching toward the crest of the current big-top of his ample game , known & shown/shone" - OSR.

Artist: HOWLING HEX
Title: Navajo Rag
Format: Cass
Label: OSR
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"Navajo Rag: long form psychedelic mixing by Neil Hagerty and the Howling Hex, with mixing by Harpoon Forever & artwork by RAFTAR. 44 minutes" - OSR
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Artist: KOGAN, FRANK
Title: Stars Vomit Coffee Shop
Format: CD
Label: OSR
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"originally self-released in 1984 , Frank Kogans "Stars Vomit Coffee Shop" compiles his work with the groups Red Dark Sweet [with Charlotte Pressler of Pressler-Morgan , Andrew Klimeyk of X___X , Donna Ratajczak , & Rick Brown , now of 75 Dollar Bill)] & The Pillowmakers [with Stefano Arata , Carol Meinke , formerly of the Rentals , & Jack Freud] as well as the solo aftermath following his exit from the former & the dissolution of the latter . the context is thick and Frank can tell it better than me , so see the liners below (Frank has at this point written in words more extensively than in music & thats another past to plumb , for example the journal "Stranded" which he helped put together with Robin Crutchfield & Luc Sante) . I love SVCS ... if Frank failed (so he says in the liners) at what he was trying to do musically , he succeeded in compiling one of the most listenable & varied documents of the late-70s/early-80s NYC-Ohio underground (scare-quotes used here as a knock-on-wood gesture) axis , in itself a glowing & inscrutable silt facet of punk music history that has until now largely resisted the revitalization initiatives of cultural valorization , & the memory of which is preserved primarily by its participants & some decaying , mind-bending wax & plastic" - OSR

Artist: KUDO, TORI
Title: Enka Blues
Format: Cass
Label: OSR
Country: USA
Price: $7.00
Edition of 100. “Tori Kudo has been threatening to do an OSR tape since 2012 , & now (following Maher Shalal Hash Bazs Hello NewYork LP from earlier this year) here it is , Enka Blues , documenting a 2008 Christmas show at Bar Uramado in Shinjuku , Tokyo where Tori played elec. guitar , occasionally supported by Mako Hasegawas bassoon . Enka Blues has Kudo covering tunes by enka singers like Sachiko Nishida & Mina Aoe , one by Kevin Ayers & a "Johnny B. Goode" version in addition to Toris own "Ethiopia" , "Tsumetai Ame" & "Haru No Surfer" . the channels are clear , the glasses are clinking.” - OSR.

Artist: LAWLESS, BEN
Title: Other Motions
Format: Cass
Label: OSR
Country: USA
Price: $5.00
"preserve your reputation as a voracious listener & hedge yr bet with Ben Lawlesss Other Motions , a staggering collection of hi-fi lint from a man one reporter & six-billion screaming would-be fans describe as "an in-the-pocket maniac" . O.M. is hot on the heels of the also-unbelievably-good Friday Night 4 Lyfe 12" but at 55 minutes theres much more to chew here . one-man-band doesnt even begin to cover it -- they dont make players like Ben anymore , the kind of multi-instrumental exacto knife who could cut for Swamp Dogg or Zappa or Ariel or Zeppelin on the same day , whatever you want , just send them in ... Bens lived a lot & I lack qualifications to set down a respectable biography here so lets chalk this one up to a mystery , youll have to get the bio from Ben or on the next missive . dont miss this one , as (self-abnegating) label curator I dont like to play favorites but my ears sure do & Other Motions is on repeat here at HQ" - OSR.

Artist: LISTENING WOMAN
Title: Getting Mystic
Format: Cass
Label: OSR
Country: USA
Price: $5.00
"Listening Woman is a network of exceptional musicians led here by singer (& elsewhere , maximum strength guitarist) Katie McShane [also of Kateboard , her duo w/ Jesse Heasly , another ripper who could / should be / is playing in the highest echelon of the greatest of the big leagues] in the well-known Eastern Mass. shire of Boston . I know at least several of the other players studied their learn-ed asses off at the New England Conservatory over there & a couple (incl. the fabulous Leo Hardman-Hill , also of Salt People , & Billy "What" McShane , Katies brother , who happens to be my very favorite contemporary piano player) studied under Ran Blake in particular , which stands to reason . the whole crew is really beyond impeccable , & the googling of their names will lead you to a maze of worth-it bandcamps . beg them to play more shows ... what can I say about their music other than that it goes everywhere in total coordination via the freshest loosest uncut playing ? the sum effect : nasty chops floating progressive humor for deep listening . heres a snack , Getting Mystic , so whet" - OSR.
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Artist: MARANTZ, AL
Title: Tall Dancers On Fire
Format: CD
Label: OSR
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"Al Marantzs second record for OSR comes from the same wheelhouse as 2014s Forgotten Device) buts endowed w/ sharper vision , more variation in the instrumentation , cuttinger drums ... Als a keen one for arrangements & wears his songs well w/ a bent performance presence , loose but never cavalier . at this point hes a reliably regular generator/writer/recorder of these tight little albums that stick around & dont lose their cool . notice the pull of the imagery" - OSR.

Artist: MEGA BOG
Title: Shadows Break / For the Old World
Format: Cass
Label: OSR
Country: USA
Price: $5.00
"this last-minute addition to the final OSR volley is due to my euphoric indignation following a Mega Bog show in Brooklyn that the band must be recorded in its current form (Birgy , Bachmann , Burba , Mohanty + Derek Baron) , so we clamped down the following day w/ 3/4 of iji in tow . subbing for a gigging Derek on the drums , Burba was an original first-wave Bogger , making this ace-in-the-hole document one of diamonds" - OSR.
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Artist: MILLER-GAMBLE
Title: Free
Format: Cass
Label: OSR
Country: USA
Price: $5.00
"these 8 songs by Jo Miller-Gamble (notably of the Eyes Of Love , Punks On Mars , Great Valley & the Blanche Blanche Blanche / Big French live expos) are long overdue : Jos is a loose musical approach w/ luminous results & this is his first solo date , w/ a variable layer-cake melodicism verging at times on late-420 C. Weisman . this ones a morpher , even intra-song (see "The Reason I Would Want To Give A Speech") : a cool balancing act w/ no false cards in the hand , & aptly titled" - OSR.
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Artist: MODERN CHAIRS
Title: s/t
Format: Cass
Label: OSR
Country: USA
Price: $5.00
"Carr/Phillips/Schneider recorded at OSRs Manual FX studio on Tascam 388 reel-to-reel feat. painter/conversationalist Alexis Graman on the phone on "Relative Strangers" - OSR.
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Artist: POPULAR PIG
Title: s/t
Format: CD
Label: OSR
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"Matthew Thurber is a five-star comic artist , Queens College educator , & musical provocateur generated on a small Washington island & long tenured in NYC . his ruse Popular Pig was spawned in reaction to the progress of the Wishnia-Moore-Thurber workgroup which had been studying the effects of microbial exposure to group improvisation circa 2015 at Tomato House laboratories ... having absconded w/ the groups confidential & proprietary findings , Thurber ensconced himself in his makeshift lab nestled deep in New Yorks subterranean 6th borough & recorded the Popular Pig album as an encrypted testament to exactly that paradigm-shifting data the IMF-run art establishment would love to suppress . includes the cover of Janes Addictions "Been Caught Stealing" you didnt know you were missing . M.T. : never failing to act as one of his own characters !" - OSR.

Artist: R. HUNDRO
Title: 007 Town
Format: CD
Label: OSR
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"007 Town = Colin Whites second album as R. Hundro [check out the last one , Invisible On Report , here & here] . elec. guitar & bass , Yamaha drum machine , tiny Cube amp , & throat are his alchemical materials ... since the 2013 demise of the Blanche Blanche Blanche & Big French groups where he was ponying up the lead , Colins been kicking up a lot of dust between these Hundro tapes & the Exxo Riders , Jesus Jim & now Skyn Twynz groups . its hard to place this music , emanating as it is from somewhere deep in the wall behind & between a Trux poster , a cassette of Trey Lewds "Drop the Line" , fire extinguisher & door ... my prescription is to start w/ "Tracing the Game" / "Agents of String" & proceed radially , but then my clown college diploma never was signed , & I feel more two-dimensional than it , even , so tilted into microfiche by this 007 Town" - OSR.

Artist: ROM-FRANK, REBECCA
Title: Gum
Format: Book
Label: OSR
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"... youll hear the preternaturally clear prose voice of Rebecca Rom-Frank , calling to my mind among others the stories of Laura Riding , the novellas of Marie Redonnet , & maybe in its cosmetic plainness Mohammed Mrabet or Georges Simenon ... her deadpan isnt wrought of MFA-style conceptual-intentional interference , its straight up mind-voice , guiding an unflinching storytelling animated by the hysterical nightmare banality of contemporary culture ... very few people can write like this , I think , nailing it from all angles" - OSR.
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Artist: SALT PEOPLE
Title: Deep Swim
Format: CD
Label: OSR
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"Salt People : an unstoppable unslottable NYC band of the highest caliber , 8 naturals who play tight & listen loose . Deep Swim follows their When Jazz Becomes The Agent Of The Bourgeoisie & features among other high points the seminal 2010s song poems the Brand and ABC MTV which for me cement the bands legacy as highest-order cobblers of mind-voice humor & the right kind of critical self-consciousness , not to mention the insane musicianship that binds things together on the surface level ... this is not a band encumbered by any influence bogeyman but my mind goes to : Family Fodder , the Hellier Ulysses Groove Factory , Listening Woman (w/ whom they share Leo Hardman-Hill as a member) , Esperanza Spalding . lyrically & energetically the Salt People are intent on their highly effective psychic exfoliation process & you can listen or not , but either way its glad to be good . listen up , massive will herein" - OSR.

Artist: SCHNEIDER, CHRISTINA
Title: Violence Etcetera
Format: Cass
Label: OSR
Country: USA
Price: $5.00
"Violence Etcetera is Christinas first solo album. aside from a couple guest spots , the instrumentation & recording (to Tascam 488 cassette 8-track) are all hers . these songs represent a huge leap forward in Cs already-kicking writing practice , & theyre rendered in such a way that the sea-breeze hiss & in-&-outness of the liminal percussion & bass / other backing dubs dont undermine the clarity of the music : 2018 as heard in 1982 , maybe (cant decide whether I hear or only know the Rebby Sharp affinity) . a wide span covered in a short distance , w/ time for a contemporary standard ("Silver Bells") , a song-poem ("Oranges" , with words & vox by Rebecca Rom-Frank) & a Flatlanders cover" - OSR.
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Artist: SMITH, SARAH
Title: Super Head
Format: Book
Label: OSR
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
"Sarah Smith (Blanche Blanche Blanche) began working on this full-length cover of a multilingual 70s porno mag called "Super Head" in 2011 back in her Peoples Building studio in Brattleboro , VT -- she didnt complete it but deemed the heavily-worked 50-page results finished in 2015. 50 pages , riso-printed b&w , perfect bound , with color cover" - OSR.
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Artist: TOBIN, JAKE
Title: Accidentally On Purpose
Format: Cass
Label: OSR
Country: USA
Price: $5.00
"Jake Tobin (Floridian , now Atlantan) protagonist of the OSR-allied Truly Bald label (& now kicking it in Surface To Air Missive) cuts an impressive shadow & has already earned his hagiographic installment in the annals of what the f&#* . the combo of his insane musical aptitude (horns/drums/guitar/vocal) & need to keep things moving // refusal/postponement of unity effects reminds me only of Kurt Weisman circa Spiritual Sci-Fi (check "Affect" if you disbelieve) , & he can rock-in-opposition w/ the best of them -- this is a ton of music for 23 minutes , so get ready to tune your ear up a time scale or three" - OSR.
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Artist: WEISMAN, CHRIS
Title: Trash Picture/August Demos
Format: CD
Label: OSR
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"the double record Trash Picture / August Demos is the 5th or 7th or 9th C. Weisman release from OSR (depending on whether you count the Marshfield Set & Better Psychics albums or the giant covers compilation ) . hermetically sealed as he is behind an anti-publicity forcefield generated in part by the geopsychical conditions of Brattleboro Vermont & sustained by his transcendentalist guitar teaching / musical meditation practice , Chriss lack of critical reception / economic leverage is legendarily discordant with the unparalleled quality of his writing & musicianship & the mythic respect he commands in my social circles simply by the sheer force of his musical gifts & personality . these records are a prehistory to Chriss wave of massive productivity beginning in 2008 with the still-unpublished Bicycle Operator And Coach & should be heard as the free work of someone completely uninitiated to whatever cultural-economic rituals hes since had to contend with & found insufficient . and this is sufficient" - OSR.
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Artist: WHITE, HARTLEY C.
Title: Something Better
Format: LP
Label: OSR
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
Edition of 300. “15 new selections from Queens NY // Kingston Jamaica Who-pa-zoo-tic musician Hartley C. White , accompanied by collaborators old and new . we began each overdub session with Hartleys main vocal , building the arrangement out from there based on his extensive notes . see Hartleys "This Is Not What You Expect" retrospective compilation (also available from OSR) and the Hartley C. White resource page for more information on the original Who-pa-zoo-tic style ["a non-classical music utilising a broken rhythm ; Who : indicating a lack of restrictions & ability to change while still remaining unknown , Zoo : indicating life in its various forms & conditions"] hes been working in since the 80s . for brevitys sake I wont go into the various accomplishments of each member of the incredible crew , but Ive added links to their names below . goes without saying that this tough little record is a fitting end to the OSR label . there must be : far more love …” - OSR.

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