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Artist: A HANDFUL OF DUST
Title: A Little Aesthetic Discourse
Format: 7"
Label: Twisted Village
Country: USA
Price: $4.50
Bruce Russell of the Dead C. 1992 release.
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Artist: CRYSTALIZED MOVEMENTS
Title: Mind Disaster
Format: CD
Label: Twisted Village
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"At long, long last, we are happy to announce the reissue of our very first record, Mind Disaster. The Crystalized Movements were formed in 1980 by Wayne Rogers and Ed Boyden, two Tolland High School freshmen brought together by a mutual love of No Wave & 60s psychedelia. After 3 years of experimenting (and countless versions of Gloria), they decided in early 1983 that it was time to make an LP. They recorded loose duo versions of some of Waynes songs, and then promptly split up after graduating from high school in June of 1983. Wayne, under the spell of the Plastic Cloud and Randy Holden, then spent the summer piling on mounds of guitar overdubs. The results were issued as Mind Disaster at the end of that year in a bank-breaking edition of 130 (as Twisted Village #1001). After a minor stir in collectors circles, it was reissued on the UK Psycho label with a new cover in 1984. It was received by the psychedelic revival community with universal horror and quickly went out of print. Wayne, meanwhile, added new members to the band and it treaded on as a little-known Connecticut institution until 1992....The years have been kind to Mind Disaster, and its wah-wah and fuzz overload have made it a much sought after LP. After uncountable requests from our adoring public, we are finally reissuing Mind Disaster, with its original cover. It is perhaps the last teenage garage-psych LP to be made in our time. Hope you like it." - Twisted Village.

Artist: GARBAGE & THE FLOWERS, THE
Title: Catnip/Carousel
Format: 7"
Label: Twisted Village
Country: USA
Price: $4.50
"First early release by a this no-longer defunct NZ outfit; a double LP retrospective came out more recently on The Now Sound label." - Twisted Village. 1992 single. Highly recommended!
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Artist: GATE
Title: Lounge
Format: CD
Label: Twisted Village
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"1993 Gate recordings, featuring Morley (DEAD C) and David Merritt (on guitar, vocals, utensils). This documents the more purely gone and freaked instrumental stage of this revolving outfit, not exactly "pleasant" listening. Referred to by De/create as "a big thick slice of colossal thunderdunt." - FE.
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Artist: GATE
Title: Sunshine/Ives
Format: 7"
Label: Twisted Village
Country: USA
Price: $5.00
1992 single.

Artist: HEATHEN SHAME
Title: Heathen Shame
Format: LP
Label: Twisted Village
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Heathen Shame is the trio of Wayne Rogers, Kate Village, and Greg Kelley. They make a howling racket on guitar, trumpet, Moog, and drums. All techniques borrowed from Mauricio Kagel, never to be returned." - Twisted Village.
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Artist: HEATHEN SHAME
Title: Speed The Parting Guest
Format: CD
Label: Twisted Village
Country: USA
Price: $12.50
"The second album from Cambridge, MA-based Heathen Shame. The trio of Greg Kelley ,Wayne Rogers , and Kate Village formed under the banner Heathen Shame in the fall of 1999. After a handful of one-off shows they recorded their self-titled debut LP in May of 2002, which caught them just as their sound was starting to gel. They then embarked on a three week tour of Americas heartland with Double Leopards (including at least one outdoor show that could be termed a "gathering") in an attempt to share their unique brand of high decibel improvisation. Although they drove away as many people as they converted (OK, maybe a lot more than they converted), the steady gigging continued upon their return and soon the Heathen Shame were playing as one mind rather than three. Speed The Parting Guest is a carefully paced but blazing affair that shows how seamless a unit theyve become. In contrast to the abstract feel of their debut, Speed The Parting Guest finds them swinging large blocks of sound around their heads for hours before launching them at you. Their wall of sound is now a sonic universe that they can manipulate with slow malice or lightning precision. Heathen Shame are destined to be THE most talked about two-guitar-and-trumpet combo of 2005 and beyond." - FE.

Artist: LLOYD ARTHUR 3
Title: Spheres Of Nothing
Format: LP
Label: Twisted Village
Country: USA
Price: $13.50
"Mystically tinged, high-energy alto sax/drums blowout (plus some added cello scrapings on Side A) for those who like their jazz a little bit primitive and a whole lot free. Its uncertain as to whether or not the 3 in Lloyd Arthur 3 refers to a trio of unspecified members or just 3 times Lloyd Arthur. What *is* certain is that Spheres of Nothing is an unrelenting tribute to the spirit of purification through fire, occupying the spaces between classic ESP free jazz, Japanese live-fast-die-young iconoclast Kaoru Abe and a touch of [Lloyds pick] Swedish scuzz rockers Brainbombs." - Twisted Village.

Artist: LUXURIOUS BAGS
Title: Happening
Format: 7"
Label: Twisted Village
Country: USA
Price: $4.50
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Artist: MAGIC HOUR
Title: Heads Down
Format: 7"
Label: Twisted Village
Country: USA
Price: $4.50
Debut single, from 1995.
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Artist: MAJOR STARS
Title: 4
Format: CD
Label: Twisted Village
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"And here they are, spiralling thru their own universe but still occasionally sending a missive back down to earth. This one was recorded summer 03, after an intense period of touring (which also resulted in the Major Stars/Comets On Fire live split LP) and just before an intense period of reflection (read: inactivity). Somewhere during the latter they realized they had made a record, and finally we bring it to you. Calls for increased fidelity have not fallen on deaf ears: 4 brings them to the world of 24-track recording for the first time, finally getting their studio sound close to their live onslaught. Musically they continue to hit all points a little harder each time, with open-stringed folk melodies getting pummeled on the Who/Cream/Hendrix anvil til you think modal and heavy have always coexisted. Their best yet? You bet. Should they go deaf, it was all for you." - Twisted Village.

Artist: MAJOR STARS
Title: Black Road EP
Format: 7"
Label: Twisted Village
Country: USA
Price: $4.50
"The story from where we left off: Major Stars play their most recent tour of the USA in May of 2003, return in June to make their definitive studio record (Major Stars 4), and then head to NYC a week later to record the Live In Europa split LP with Comets On Fire. All good so far. They unexpectedly lay low for for the next eighteen months, losing longtime drummer Dave Lynch along the way and ending up with an empty bassman spot when Tom Leonard joins Kate Village and Wayne Rogers in the guitar frontline. But then Major Stars mark two starts to come together. Casey Keenan (drummer-turned-guitarist of local pop heros Carlisle Sound) is roped into resuming his place behind the drumkit. Dave Dougan, already a veteran of the band as bass understudy (he was the unfamiliar figure on stage at their Terrastock 02 performance), returns to claim the position permanently. The new sextet is completed by the arrival of lead singer Sandra Barrett, formerly of local art-punk legends LA Drugs. By the time Major Stars 4finally appears to universal acclaim in April 2005, the new band is awake and pummeling the locals with renewed fervor. The future: a new LP is due to appear in the fall 2005, and Major Stars will be playing select east coast dates with Japanese psych titans Miminokoto and Uptight this October 2005. But why wait the summer in silence? Heres a two-track taster of heavy things to come." - Twisted VIllage.

Artist: MAJOR STARS
Title: Decibels of Gratitude
Format: LP
Label: Twisted Village
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Limited vinyl version of the eighth full-length studio album by this long-running Massachusetts ensemble; CD version is on Important Records. What to say about a band who continuously claims Otis Rush and Buddy Guy as its primary influences, but usually finds their records filed in the "noise/experimental" bin? Any mention of Major Stars tends to send some scurrying for the most obscure psychedelic references, but one need look no further than The Who or Cream to find the primary ingredients of melodic songwriting combined with an over-the-top instrumental assault. As a few noticed, the title of their last album Return to Form wasnt entirely intended to be tongue-in-cheek. Their music seems to be more "psychedelic era" than "psychedelic," and they themselves like to just be thought of as a Rock group (early 70s capitalization intact). But there has always been something different about their arrangement of common influences compared to their contemporaries, and over the past 15 years they have developed a loyal base of followers who seem to quite like the way they put things together. So Major Stars continue to put it together, like on this one: Decibels of Gratitude, from them, to you." -Twisted Village.

Artist: MAJOR STARS
Title: Rock Revival,The
Format: CD
Label: Twisted Village
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Major Stars, men (and woman) who have made many records, up the pile one more with The Rock Revival. Guitarists Wayne & Kate come to Major Stars straight from Magic Hour, whose quick ascent from snarly West Coast-influenced rock band to all instrumental thugs brought many a tear To helpless Galaxie 500 fans. Bassist Tom Leonard has been at one time or another a member of every non-Magic Twisted Village ensemble, and Dave laid down the big beat in Vermonster. Now that these four have reconvened, they are taking their LOUD polystructural ROCK to the people. The Rock Revival consists of four songs. The first, Rock Revival Theme, is a purely free bit of tape captured at one of their bi-weekly recording sessions. On follows, a lovely little tune that then gets masterfully deconstructed for 13+ minutes. Strange Reaction is the token short song that sets up the epic Deep End, their live instrumental tour-de-force. Throughout the disc they jump in and out of structure and freedom like no other post-Isle Of Wight rock ensemble can. And theyre that loud. Really. Go see them fuck up the upcoming Terrastock in SF."-Twisted Village.

Artist: MAJOR STARS
Title: Space/Time
Format: CD
Label: Twisted Village
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Space/Time is the Major Stars second full length attempt to explode the boundaries of Rock-with-a-capital-R. Side one features two songs with pickin and singin: Apples To Grapes is a moody folk rock number that gets blown apart in a hurry & subjected to several improvisational deconstructions in the course of its 14+ minutes, and Runout is done up short n pretty to set you up for the all-instrumental Side Two. Getting Air From A Stone is a riff heavy cruncher, while Dream Of The Accidental Bird follows its brief opening revolving door with a massive & exhilarating one chord jam thatll twist your insides just right. The CD adds one track from their now out-of-print debut 12" Rock Sounds Of People -- the pounding Its A Blessing, Brother, I Cannot Lie, a song so relentlessly single minded that the band was asked daily who the hell it was a cover of (Wayne, in fact, wrote it...in far less time than it took to play it). Major Stars aim to take higher-key improvisational wizardry and clobber you on the head with it while simultaneously caressing your mind. Space/Time does just that."-Twisted Village.

Artist: MAJOR STARS
Title: Syntoptikon
Format: LP
Label: Twisted Village
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Back? Indeed. Technically speaking this is the Major Stars fifth album in their nine year career, but its also the debut full length by the new expanded lineup. Kate Village and Wayne Rogers still hold down double guitar duty, but now are joined in the frontline guitar assault by ex-bassist Tom Leonard. Casey Keenan and Dave Dougan are the scrappy new rhythm section, and Sandra Barrett their bat-head biting lead singer. Heavier in number and in sound, the 6-strong Stars have already made waves with last years debut single Black Road and a handful of piledriving shows (one of which was cited as one of Time Out NYs Best of 2005). This LP and the forthcoming US tour seal the deal. Get under or stay clear." - Twisted Village. CD also available.

Artist: ROGERS, WAYNE
Title: At Home
Format: LP
Label: Twisted Village
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Mr. Rogers turns his back on 8-track & pulls out the cassette 4-track in an attempt to find new anti-structures in which to frame electric guitar music. Four long monotone no-chord instrumentals and a postscript. Inspired by/dedicated to Kaoru Abe and cough syrup." -Twisted Village.
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Artist: ROGERS, WAYNE
Title: Blues-Ul Alb
Format: LP
Label: Twisted Village
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Recorded at Twisted Village 1999-2003."
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Artist: ROGERS, WAYNE
Title: Constant Displacement
Format: LP
Label: Twisted Village
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Fifth solo album, featuring 9 tracks recorded at Twisted Village, 12/95 to 6/97. Written and played by Wayne Rogers, except "Something In The Air" written by Speedy Keane. Limited vinyl version in hand-printed sleeve; (CD version on Drag City). Descriptive information about this one took its time forthcoming, but here it is: "The album in the words of its creator: Its rather like minimalism, except within one tone there is a thousand, and then several layers of a thousand, piled high like blankets of snow on a volcano. Actually, I didnt mean to say minimalist, I meant to say obnoxious. Its rather like obnoxiousism. Constant Displacement began as a series of experiments in song form, mainly to satisfy the whims of the artist himself, who never intended it to be issued. How else to explain the wispy balladry, the balls-to-the-wall rock n roll, or the six-minute version of a lousy Thunderclap Newman song? Constant Displacement is his fifth solo album, a tribute to Rock formalism based on traditions no loftier than Danish and South Asian renditions of Stepping Stone, though he is apparently hearing something in them that no one else is." -Twisted Village.

Artist: ROGERS, WAYNE
Title: Infinite For Now
Format: LP
Label: Twisted Village
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"After spring pray for fire. Its spring, act immodestly: rip the peels off oranges, make a mess of the overripe, spill on yourselves. Remember the amarylliss singed red conical bud is tipped in black. Its spring, And we are acting immodestly: ripping the peels off oranges, But given fire, there is always smoke, then ash. Leaves have burned. Among these embers lay ash from other fires. Given fire there is always smoke, then ash. The smoke drives the memory out, the ash remains beneath. In these embers lies ash from other fires. After spring, pray for a furious fire." --Shell Riehl Recorded at Twisted Village, Summer 2007. Drums: Casey Keenan. Songs, guitar, vocals, "production" and everything else: Wayne Rogers.

Artist: ROGERS, WAYNE
Title: Infraction
Format: LP
Label: Twisted Village
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Written, played and produced by Wayne Rogers,December 95 -- July 96. Waynes fourth solo work finds him deep in the basement at Twisted Village, moving on after his last band, Magic Hour, parted ways. Infraction is forty minutes and forty seconds of instrumental bliss. Within the forty-forty dwells eleven distinct movements, strung taut with guitar heaviness and organ overdrive. As the liner notes say, Surprise dumping in the lake for next year...Four strong winds from the balcony..." - Twisted Village. CD also available.
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Artist: ST.JOHNNY
Title: Gilligan/Live At The Sports Page Cafe...
Format: 7"
Label: Twisted Village
Country: USA
Price: $5.00
"Early live recordings.." 1994 release.

Artist: TONO-BUNGAY
Title: Kluge
Format: 12"
Label: Twisted Village
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Astounding new 24-minute 12" from one of Americas longest-running free rock outfits. New York Citys Tono Bungay features ace string picker Bob Bannister, who has lent his guitar talents to projects as diverse as Cat Power and Glenn Brancas recent100-guitar orchestra as well as releasing two solo LPs on Twisted Village. One could nary guess he was weaned on Finnish prog in Finland, no less! Drummer Tony Cenicola is content to lay down a solid backbeat for a few seconds before erupting into pure freedom, then throwing drumsticks at the kit (and audience), then whipping his drums with chains and whatever else is handy. Dada master Robert Dennis manipulates his masterfully planned Auto-Destruct labyrinth of bass, tape machines, and electronics, which is so beautifully planned by its creator that it often self-destructs long before Robert pushes that big red button. Kluge is sonically closer to the two-track squall of their 1993 debut LP Rough Music than the careful ambiance of Wunderkammer with their focus sharpened by nearly a decade of dedicated work on their unique approach to sound." -Twisted Village. 2001 release, limited editon paste on covers.

Artist: TONO-BUNGAY
Title: Rough Music
Format: LP
Label: Twisted Village
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Trio featuring Bob Bannister (previous solo LP on TV). A guitar/bass/drums instrumental trio (with found-tape spoken interjections), Bannisters flowing, prog-psych guitar tone skirts through power-drone jamming frameworks to very lovely effect." -Twisted Village.

Artist: V/A
Title: Marvelous Sound Forms
Format: Double LP
Label: Twisted Village
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"When most labels clear their vaults, one is usually reminded of old Roger Corman horror movies. The detritus of the shambling dead stagger forth beneath an unfortunate sun, groping blindly for the unwary listener, as a cultured English narrator sepulchrally utters that there are things Humanity was not meant to know. Heres ours. Marvelous Sound Forms is a collection of stray tracks from the TV elite, all once shelved for various reasons but now forming a special picture of that time we call the "early 90s" when bands like the Crystallized Movements, Magic Hour, and B.O.R.B. roamed the galaxy. The Crystallized Movements were Connecticuts long lived last hope. At the point at which these tracks were recorded, the Crystallized Movements were Wayne Rogers (good evening guitar), Kate Biggar (piss off guitar), Scott McLeod (whose holy bass playing shook Lucifer in the very Pit itself), and Teri Morris (fearless pounder of every inanimate object within reach). Marvelous Sound Forms features four crystallizations from their peak era. BORB is one of the labels eternally cryptic projects. Three extraterrestrial visitors periodically touch down in a field in southern Vermont where they are met by label staff. A zorbnoid-to-analog converter is hastily assembled, and the BORBans interstellar ramblings are downloaded to tape by these intrepid TV staff for Earthly distribution. Two tracks are here, one Blast Off-era track (originally considered too ridiculous even by the band) and one meditative post-In Orbit excursion (once slated for a never finished fourth LP). Magic Hour melded the powerhouse guitar overload of Wayne Rogers and Kate Biggar with the melancholy flow and throb of bassist Naomi Yang and drummer Damon Krukowski. The results balanced acoustic poise with electric roar, psychedelic rush and funereal stateliness. A band that was truly dark, as opposed to just being poorly-lit. The tracks featured here include their last studio moment together-- an Untitled improvisation from 12/95. A Wayne Rogers solo cut rounds out the set. We hope you enjoy this collection of juvenilia and dying breaths." -Twisted Village.

Artist: VILLAGE, KATE & WAYNE ROGERS
Title: Quits
Format: LP
Label: Twisted Village
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Wayne & Kate have been dueling with their electric guitars for most of their adult lives, usually in the context of Crystalized Movements, Magic Hour, Major Stars, or one of the many imaginary ensembles theyve been a part of over the past 15 years. Here they cut out the rhythm section and go head-to-head. One side studio, one side live, both sides loud and free." - Twisted Village.
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Artist: WORMDOOM
Title: Last Days Boogie
Format: CD
Label: Twisted Village
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"That the Xian exploitation LP to end them all never really got made in the prime of the original movement (approximately 1968-1972) is a shame, but we have stepped forward to fill the void. Seven long, loud instrumental excursions that will take you back to the time when At least theyre not on drugs, was the rallying cry of Americas concerned parents." - Twisted Village. "A Twisted Village in-house project if there ever was one, this features Wayne Rogers & Kate Biggar (Magic Hour), Tom Leonard (L. Bags) and Joe Malinowski (Willimantic Shrin). Recordings started in 1992 and sorta languished for a while (one track under the name Wormdoom has previously appeared on the UK Deep Funnels of Entry comp CD), until its completion in 1994. The final results are some of the most deeply disturbed in the TW catalog." - FE. Mid-90s release. Highly recommended!

Artist: WORMDOOM
Title: Live at the Unitarian Meeting House
Format: 7"
Label: Twisted Village
Country: USA
Price: $4.50
"Wrapped inside a lovely parchment sleeve lies this documentation of 8 holy minutes during a rare live performance of Twisted Villages Christian Rock band. This line up includes Wayne Rogers, Kate Biggar, Tom Leonard and Jesus Malinowski. Preachy, heavy, devout." - Twisted Village. One track divided into 2 sides, recorded in Amherst, July, 1996.

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