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Artist: CARTER, TOM
Title: Bridge Music
Format: CDR
Label: Audiobot
Country: Belgium
Price: $15.00
"Gorgeous new CDR release from Charalambides Tom Carter once again displaying his ability to reach otherworldly planes with the simple means of steel strings. Tracks one and two are both percussive workouts: one is a lush crystalline blues and two treads a colder, desolate landscape. Three and four arm softer warm minimal exercises using what sounds like an e-bow for the most part. Another great one that stands as testament to Carters highly unorthodox mastery of steel strings. 4 tracks totalling 43 minutes, strictly limited to 150 copies in an oversized A5 sleeve." 2005 release.
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Artist: CARTER, TOM
Title: Root King
Format: LP
Label: Eclipse
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Second solo release (first if CDRs dont count) by Charalambides member Tom Carter. White Les Paul copy, lap steel, and a purloined bell collection layered into three long tracks of string moan and slithering hum. Amanifesto of grounding during an uprooted time, an attempt to bend in the wind. A slice of a long winter and a momentary flash of cranially pooled guitar sound suddenly scattered by unexpected freedom. A guitar album (mostly)." - Eclipse.

Artist: CARTER, TOM
Title: Numinal Entry
Format: LP
Label: Halatern, etc.
Country: Italy
Price: $26.00
This is the second release from the Halatern, Etc. label, run by Keith Connolly (of NNCK/No Neck Blues Band fame). "Tom Carter requires no introduction (those who are curious are encouraged to visit the historically rich wholly-other.com). Of late, his Kazuyuki K. Null meets Franco Falsini excursionary instrumentalism has taken on an increased luminosity, due in no small part to some unexpected time spent at a certain house on the borderland. In his own words: "Information-inscribed ribbons unravel from a spool spinning into relaxed entropy. Floating smoke-scrap phrases dissolve before the awakening namer; whispers of causation refute a dozen irreal plot lines, showering text onto re-emergent reality as a deeper narrative retreats to a place hidden from scrutiny. I am awake, and you are here with me. Holding our hands before our eyes we stare skyward, light leaking through our fingers, rays shift and rearrange as we flex our fingers. The beams emanate from within, not without; the light pours out of our eyes, animating all we see, bearing the unbearable heat in us. These memories intertwine with reality in a way thats impossible to parse. One night not so long after my return, I attempted to transcribe them in the only sensical way, via degenerating melodic and harmonic arcs, free of the inevitable collapse of language. These recordings are the result." The recordings he speaks of comprise Numinal Entry, the second LP released by Halatern, etc. The sounds contained therein offer a glimpse of something slightly outside of living experience, something slowly holy, and something eternal. Edition of 300 copies." - Halatern, etc.

Artist: CARTER, TOM
Title: Shots At Infinity 1
Format: CD
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"This is the companion release to the Tom Carter LP titled Shots At Infinity 2 being released on Important simultaneously. Shots At Infinity 1 (the CD) is comprised of recordings from various basements in the northeastern USA from late 2007. Steering away from the more delicate string environments and modal folk improvisations of previous CDs, the disk features maximum loop delay drone overload stretched over long, densely harmonic tracks, retaining the melodic content and flow of earlier releases."-Important

Artist: CARTER, TOM
Title: Shots At Infinity 2
Format: LP
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"This is the companion release to the Tom Carter CD titled Shots At Infinity 1 being released on Important simultaneously. Shots at Infinity 2 is two long live tracks in the same mode as Shots At Infinity 1, but more cut loose and blown out, recorded in Nemo Bidstrups record store and Burnt Hills basement jam zone. Tom Carter is a guitar player best known for his work with acclaimed psych-drone iconoclasts Charalambides. Since 2000, however, he has become increasingly active as not only a solo artist but as a collaborator. He has performed with improvising musicians as diverse as Thurston Moore, Jandek, Tetuzi Akiyama, Matt Valentine, and many others, as well as being a key member in groups like Badgerlore (with Ben Chasny of Six Organs of Admittance), Friday Group, Mudsuckers (with Robert Horton and the Yellow Swans), and Zaika (with Marcia Bassett of the Double Leopards and Hototogisu). Carters solo work covers a lot of territory, but latter-day sightings show him to be concentrating on looped guitar drones of immensely stacked beauty, with heaps of psychedelic melodic content missing from the repertoires of many noise and drone bands. His influences include everyone from LaMonte Young to David Crosby."-Important

Artist: CARTER, TOM
Title: Monument
Format: CD
Label: Kranky
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Monument is a recording of guitar music from Tom Carter of Charalambides and is the second in a series of Charalambides-related reissues by Kranky. The two tracks of solo lap steel guitar were recorded live to DAT by Tom Carter a few days before a live performance in March, 2001. Monument was originally released by Wholly Other in an edition of 55 CDRs. The first track, Monument 1 (Memorial) is slightly longer than two minutes and barely reveals itself. The second, Monument 2, is 47 minutes in length and considerably more expansive and louder than the opening cut. The album was made using lap steel guitar, glass slides, digitech tsr-12 stereo reverb, a rat distortion pedal and craftsman screwdrivers." -Kranky

Artist: CARTER, TOM
Title: After Lunch, Only Devils
Format: CDR
Label: Wholly Other
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"relentlessly looped fuzz wah spun into muzzy knots around dazed spectators heads, crumbling into fragmenting crumbs of varying bit depth. presented in two longish improv settings (recorded during a residency in louvain-la-neuve belgium by daniel duchamp, in paul labrecques basement), and one short blast recorded before a very zoned audience in berlin by steve gunn, laid down during the massively psyched out GHQ/ tom carter tour in europe, spring 2008. edition of 100, gatefold silkscreen covers."-Wholly Other

Artist: CARTER, TOM
Title: For 4 Cs
Format: CDR
Label: Wholly Other
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"Tracks 1, 3, 5 based on a song by Christina Carter. For CC & CC, heavy presences (even in absence)." - Tom Carter.

Artist: CARTER, TOM
Title: Glyph
Format: CDR
Label: Wholly Other
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"Strictly limited edition of 120. Two acoustic tracks sandwiching one long lap steel track recorded in the smoke filled center hallway at bullbabe studios. One last stab at channeling the gnarly mystery of Texas angst-blues-ecstasy. No effects, just fingers, glass, steel, nylon, and space." - Wholly Other.
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Artist: CARTER, TOM
Title: Sun Swallower
Format: CDR
Label: Wholly Other
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"slithering guitar recordings via the same handheld cassette player that documented charalambides live hand held cdr (and in fact recorded on the same tour). this is a complete set recorded at the ecstatic yod mill outlet, in which i use a couple of slides and flattened pennies to coerce a japanese les paul copy into spewing forth some of its mysteries, sun sinking in the bay window for the whole ride. edition of 250 with handmade linoleum block print covers. " - Wholly Other.

Artist: CARTER, TOM
Title: The Dance From Which All Dances Come
Format: LP
Label: Wholly Other
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"Brand new 2009 recordings of galactic guitar ooze, laid down in NYC USA. hand silkscreened gold on matte black covers..." - Wholly Other. Edition of 258.

Artist: CARTER, TOM
Title: Whispers Toward Infinity
Format: CDR
Label: Wholly Other
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"Four live (mostly) improvised guitar & lap steel pieces, captured just before the delay pedals snuck back into the line signal. Shimmering modal folk/blues/raga frameworks collapsing under the weight of myriad microsounds, ebows, & slides and reforming into quietly pulsing soundscapes. A summation of all the solo fretwork motion up to the point where that approach was back-burnered in favor of collaborative efforts, wah, & electro harmonix. numbered edition of 150, hand-printed lino block & xerox card covers, artwork by Natacha Robinson (A Vintage Burden artist) front and back." -Wholly Other.
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