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Artist: ELECTROPHILIA
Title: Black Noise Practitioner
Format: Double LP
Label: Skul
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"In 1979 Steven Parrino first performed "guitar grind" which consisted of two guitars grinding into each other screaming feedback and sonic bliss. In 1997 Parrino conceptualized what was to be his new musical focus, a sound electric and brutal, and after a few small obscure shows, ELECTROPHILIA was born. A hard to find 10 inch lp, cd single and 7" single were released between then and 2002 when Jutta Koether, long time noise & performance artist in her own right, joined the band. With Koether and Parrrino mashing ideas and sounds ELECTROPHILIA has expanded and made its presence felt in shows around NYC. These shows have been documented, and four have been collected and turned into this double lp release: ELECTROPHILIA Black Noise Practitioner. The sound of ELECTROPHILIA evokes a mix of the sonic denseness of Lou Reeds Metal Machine Music, the free screech of Albert Ayler, the extreme attack of Merzbow and the raw dirt of the Stooges. ELECTROPHILIA is extreme psychedelic noise; brutal electric bass manipulations interwoven with freezing synth textures. Includes guest musicians: trk. 1: Christopher Pahud (Honey for Petzi). trk. 3: Lizzi Bougatsos (Gang Gang Dance, Angelblood) & John Gernand." - Skul. Jutta Koether was a member of Diadal with Rita Ackermann and also released the Outer Sound Project CD of Ecstatic Peace. Beautiful gatefold jacket.
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Artist: HURRAY
Title: Hands
Format: 7"
Label: Skul
Country: USA
Price: $4.50
"-Hands- is the first release from ecstatic slow-jazz sensation hurray. Hurray is Zak Prekop, Pete Mandradjieff & Rich Aldrich It was recorded in Chinatown in 2002 & 2003 with Mitch Rackin. The instrumentation is electric piano, guitar and drums. Hurray was once described as "jazz by nervous and distracted children". In both songs the piano acts as the structural background upon which the guitar reacts. Sometimes the guitar plays counter melodies and sometimes it is just bleeping and creaking away. The drums come in here and there to accent and add direction. On the second side, at the end, all three parts finally coalesce into a minor finale. -Hands- was done in an edition of 300, each cover is hand made and the records are white vinyl." - Skul.

Artist: TUCK TUCK TUCK
Title:
Format: LP
Label: Skul
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"This first release consists of two distinctly different sides recorded in 2001 at home on a tascam 4 track. The first is a group of somber acoustic ditties, while the second is a side long, low-fi noise exploration. What we endearingly refer to as "the quiet side" could be understood as a further exploration of the classic singer-songwriter with their acoustic guitar strumming quietly in their room. The songs come off as raw and innocent. The voice is quiet, stark, forlorn and rambles freely. What we like to call "the loud side" works in a very similar way to the quiet side, in that it operates in a naive and raw manner, it is just that here the influence is more in the vein of early noise artists such as Throbbing Gristle. The sounds and instruments weave in and out, a pattern will arise and be followed out, only to be crossed by another and another and another. The sounds range from effected guitar to organ to bleeping electronic noises, to vocal shrieks to banging on the walls. Though the two sides are drastically different, both share an overall feeling or emotion. Edition of 300, handmade covers." - Skul. "And its nice: improvised scrape and amp shudder with a bitching deftness" -Thurston Moore & Byron Coley, Arthur Magazine.
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Artist: TUCK TUCK TUCK
Title: The Story of Tuck Tuck Tuck
Format: LP
Label: Skul
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Here on the second Tuck Tuck Tuck record, (which arrives with the helpful title ⿿The Story of Tuck Tuck Tuck⿝), the previously separated qualities of noise (side b) and singer-songwriter (side a) of the first lp are here combined in a set of songs that contain singing, sounds, guitars and noises throughout. While all the songs from the first release were untitled, on the new record half of them have been named. Adrift in these new songs, named and unnamed, sparse acoustic guitar is coupled with erratically-timed slow and sad, somber and sleepy singing. Primitive electrical interruptions and constructions arrive to enliven and frighten the songs, as do some surprising electric guitar arrangements, noises and solos. While the songs that make up ⿿The Story of Tuck, Tuck, Tuck⿝ contain certain traditional elements, (melodies, lyrics, singing, strumming), they are perhaps more unpredictable and free in their neglect for traditional song structures than even the weirdest of the current crop of -out- sounding singer-songwriters. edition of 300/handmade covers." - Skul. "This oddball release of broken glass melodies at first seemed like a lost child, meandering endlessly toward nothing. But with each subsequent listen, each shard of glass seemed to fit into place, revealing something more majestic; some kind of beautiful, disjointed mosaic." - Foxy Digitalis. "...and the sound is as diffuse as the emotions. As in life, everything here can sound totally lost (even the instrumental bits). And that raises the human stakes to incredible heights at times when you didnt even know you were betting. The production is mammal-friendly too--a warm sound, like paper tearing in the next room, pervades everything. And it suits the words and the plucked guitar to a goddamn T." - Bull Tongue, Arthur.

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