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Artist: FAIL, JOHN W.
Title: 15,000 Day Boat Trip
Format: LP
Label: 8mm
Country: Italy
Price: $26.00
"It happens every so often, something astounding arrives out of nowhere. Like a revelation from another era that has been trapped between dimensions, floating endlessly through the empty layers of space and time and then suddenly arriving like an ancient message in a bottle. The message: The 15,000 Day Boat Trip A stunning  soundtrack to an imaginary travel through the oceans of the mind, and the wonderful diary of a lonely traveller across the world. My word: This record sounds like nothing youve ever heard before, a strange alchemy between styles. Completely without genre and extending beyond the boundaries of the infinite! Decades of avant garde, are homaged together in a sort of harmonic schizophrenia In this unique distillation of (electro) acoustic music, sound collage, spectral folk passages, free improvisation, and an almost orchestral arrangement for violin and strings. Each subject is particularly approached and concurring in the creation of an ancestral form of a blues hybrid. If what you ask from a record is the chance to travel with your imagination, close your eyes and youll be somewhere between Atlantis and Utopia floating in the hold of this ship full of ghosts! Music Composed, performed and edited By John W. Fail. Massive nautical-style silkscreened artwork and inserts  by Cavalo Branco. Handnumbered and limited to 300 copies." -8mm

Artist: FAIL, JOHN W.
Title: The Frozen Musics
Format: 4 x Cass Box Set
Label: Dronedisco
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Packaged in a vinyl box, with photocopied booklet and insert. Eight different projects/collaborations physically separated onto eight sides of four cassettes, centering around one dude John Fail. Some will soon know him as one-half of Lied Music (the other half being Glasgow UK-based young filmmaker Luke Fowler; forthcoming LP on Cenotaph, and cassette on Rampart); others will know of Fail already in a variety of contexts and situations (unforgettable -- or perhaps regrettable!). Just some of the collaborators involved: Robert Beatty (Three Legged Race), Sara Okeefe (Eyes and Arms of Smoke), Mike Shiflet (Noumena), Matt Wellins, Matt McDowell (Arco Flute Foundation) -- anyways, its all explained in the liner notes. The vibe is consistent throughout, but general styles could range from drones to sparse sound organization, to some This Meat-esque "rock." - Dronedisco.

Artist: FAIL, JOHN W.
Title: The Icewhistle
Format: CDR
Label: Sharks & Pfennigs
Country: UK
Price: $8.00
John W. Fail has turned up in a lot of places but on few recordings; this is the first release entirely under his own name, following an 8-project cassette compilation on Dronedisco last year. Most well-known as 1/2 of Lied Music, The Icewhistle finds Fail quietly scraping ghost overtones from his israj (the traditional Bengali instrument heard on Lied Music recordings). In eight minimal tracks, the sounds of air and urban ambiance mix with the israj to create a haunting, suspended soliloquy." - Sharks & Pfennigs.

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