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Artist: IGNATZ
Title: Some of Them Are Funny Songs
Format: Cass
Label: Beniffer Editions
Country: Canada
Price: $9.00
" This little number marks Bram Devens second helping on Beniffer after the hugely successful (for us) cassette a couple of years ago. Fans of Ignatz will notice that there is something noticeably different about this compared to Brams earlier overcast transmissions - a certain amount of, dare I say overtness? Which isnt to say that it is completely lacking in the cavernous brume of his signature blues-lathered night-vision psalms... No nono n o n ooo, these songs have been growing in the same mildewy place under the mattress, the creative undergrowth that inflamed the minds of other downer-folk heros such as Dave Bixby, Jakob Olausson and Alexander Spence, but this time recorded on a clean, de-magnitized tape with percussion and organ accompaniment. You will like this. Comes in a silkscreened fold-around." - Beniffer Editions
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Artist: IGNATZ
Title: They Are Quiet As Mice
Format: Cass
Label: Beniffer Editions
Country: Canada
Price: $8.00
"I like to think of this album as a pair of warm wool socks, see... I come home from plowing the fucking snow all day (& pounding the goddamn granite otherwise) and throw this one on like a hermetic tapestry on my cold corpse and let the marvelous cadences defrost this frozen soul. This has long been beniffers naughty secret, unwilling to share the gentle "psych-folk" with the rest of the world but now, in the despondent times of bum weather we give you our salutary injection of spiritual hot chocolate. Make no mistake about it - these gorgeous bits of sonic nuance will billow-up in your head like frothy laundry detergent and make you smile once again. Comes in a oversized poly case with four color silkscreened jacket, marbled insert, silkscreened tape labels and some other inserts, yknow the ushe..." - Beniffer Editions.
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Artist: IGNATZ
Title: Hello There Little Ghost/Slumber With Great Peace
Format: Cass
Label: Dreamtime Taped Sounds
Country: US
Price: $10.00
"Cassingle by full time daydreamer BRAM DEVENS. also known as MILES DEVENS. this is the second cassette we put out by the man, and its a clean hologram of positive beauty. side A is the mans personal vision on parental lifestyle, including a cute OXFAM outro. side B is a nice ballad about Space-Time Continuum... This tape is to celebrate the birth of Casper, Julie & Brams firstborn son!! The little guy is funny and he will be playing gameboy and nintendo games in about 1 year. his parents believe that game consoles are the perfect education for a young child. Dubbed on hq chrom tapes with silkscreened covers (in babycolors). Art by the daydreamer himself b/w doctor dolphin." - Dreamtime Taped Sounds.
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Artist: IGNATZ
Title: The Drain
Format: LP
Label: Feeding Tube
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"For the last decade, Belgian guitarist Bram Devens has been releasing solo recordings under the name Ignatz. A couple of cassettes have come out in the States, but most of his releases have been elusive imports. Thus, we have taken it upon ourselves to do a public service and release a domestic version of an LP that will appear on the (K-RAAK-K) label in Belgium. This must be something like the sixth or seventh studio album Ignatz has cut, and its a remarkably solid slab of mysto-folk/blues invention. There are more vocals than noted on previous Ignatz slabs weve encountered, and they manage to remind us of everyone from early Townes Van Zandt (The Watertower) to Karen Dalton covering Play with Fire (People in This Town). The way Brams voice lazily combines with the loose guitar playing sometimes makes the album sound like a mutant hybrid of early Jandek and mid-period Hurley. The rhythms and melodies go in and out of focus with a beautiful irregularity that demonstrate them to be the work of a true original. Playing what sounds like a mix of acoustic and lightly amped guitars, Ignatz hits Krazy Kat square in the bean with this one. And we all see stars. Tell Officer Pup the news." --Byron Coley, 2016. Limited edition of 500.

Artist: IGNATZ
Title: Can I Go Home Now?
Format: LP
Label: Fonal
Country: Finland
Price: $22.00
"In 1910, the illustrator George Herriman created the Krazy Kat comic strip. Ignatz, a vicious mouse, was Krazy Kats arch enemy, and his favorite pastime was to throw bricks at Krazy Kats head (who misinterpreted the mouses actions as declarations of love). Brussels-based artist Bram Devens uses Ignatz as his alter-ego, and comes armed with his own pile of bricks; sparse, emotive songs born of the human condition, wrapped in effects, corroded by tape, driven forth by improvisation and spontaneity. Can I Go Home Now? is Ignatzs first Fonal release, but it is his fifth full-length album -- his seventh if you count the Kraak 2011 cassette compilation and 2010s Mort aux Vaches live LP on Staalplaat. Recorded in Schaarbeek, Brussels, Belgium between 2011 and 2012 on four-track and computer, the album sees Devens shift his focus toward more exclusively song-based compositions, cut largely from unabridged electric and acoustic guitar. Ignatzs songs stem from a familiar stripped folk framework, with Devens delivery recalling the louche primitivism of V.U. or Henry Flynt -- but these songs sound inverted, cast adrift, their cool touch belying a stymied heat beneath the surface. Where Devens fretwork is adorned, it is executed with a refined coarseness. Autonomous loops entwine each other. Songs brush past percussion, bass notes, or a scant keyboard motif. A voice recedes from the heart of the song into a dislocated, cracked drawl. And yet if Ignatz does occasionally recall the ghost of Jandek, there are moments of warmth and beauty, as sunlight glistens on the ice. Devens personal experiences echo throughout the albums artwork and the title itself, as well as the music. "The artwork is a drawing of a dog, a boxer called Gibbe. It is a drawing by myself from 1994 made in Budapest, Hungary, just after Gibbe died at the age of 13 from meningitis. A family holiday went bad. Because we did not want to leave him in Hungary we decided to wrap him in plastic and tie him on the roof of the car and drive back to Belgium (which took us 2 days and the body started to smell). This was the last holiday I spent with my parents, and this moment defined the end of my childhood, more than any other." Ignatz has toured Europe, the United States, Canada, and Japan, playing with, amongst others US Girls, Ducktails, Six Organs Of Admittance, Heatsick, Sir Richard Bishop, Chris Forsyth, Es, LSD March, Greg Malcolm, and Bridget Hayden." -Fonal.
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Artist: IGNATZ
Title: Can I Go Home Now?
Format: CD
Label: Fonal
Country: Finland
Price: $18.00
"In 1910, the illustrator George Herriman created the Krazy Kat comic strip. Ignatz, a vicious mouse, was Krazy Kats arch enemy, and his favorite pastime was to throw bricks at Krazy Kats head (who misinterpreted the mouses actions as declarations of love). Brussels-based artist Bram Devens uses Ignatz as his alter-ego, and comes armed with his own pile of bricks; sparse, emotive songs born of the human condition, wrapped in effects, corroded by tape, driven forth by improvisation and spontaneity. Can I Go Home Now? is Ignatzs first Fonal release, but it is his fifth full-length album -- his seventh if you count the Kraak 2011 cassette compilation and 2010s Mort aux Vaches live LP on Staalplaat. Recorded in Schaarbeek, Brussels, Belgium between 2011 and 2012 on four-track and computer, the album sees Devens shift his focus toward more exclusively song-based compositions, cut largely from unabridged electric and acoustic guitar. Ignatzs songs stem from a familiar stripped folk framework, with Devens delivery recalling the louche primitivism of V.U. or Henry Flynt -- but these songs sound inverted, cast adrift, their cool touch belying a stymied heat beneath the surface. Where Devens fretwork is adorned, it is executed with a refined coarseness. Autonomous loops entwine each other. Songs brush past percussion, bass notes, or a scant keyboard motif. A voice recedes from the heart of the song into a dislocated, cracked drawl. And yet if Ignatz does occasionally recall the ghost of Jandek, there are moments of warmth and beauty, as sunlight glistens on the ice. Devens personal experiences echo throughout the albums artwork and the title itself, as well as the music. "The artwork is a drawing of a dog, a boxer called Gibbe. It is a drawing by myself from 1994 made in Budapest, Hungary, just after Gibbe died at the age of 13 from meningitis. A family holiday went bad. Because we did not want to leave him in Hungary we decided to wrap him in plastic and tie him on the roof of the car and drive back to Belgium (which took us 2 days and the body started to smell). This was the last holiday I spent with my parents, and this moment defined the end of my childhood, more than any other." Ignatz has toured Europe, the United States, Canada, and Japan, playing with, amongst others US Girls, Ducktails, Six Organs Of Admittance, Heatsick, Sir Richard Bishop, Chris Forsyth, Es, LSD March, Greg Malcolm, and Bridget Hayden." -Fonal.

Artist: IGNATZ
Title: A Canine And A Kitten In The Car
Format: Cass
Label: Goaty Tapes
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"Despite an insistence on boo damage southernizing I declare and for certain an entanglement of multifocused labors. Ignatz isnt no blackface minstrel show, there aint any reappropriation in the downspook twang. What youre hearin hollering is the residual concoction of imperial conquest; tropical annexation. Its an Herbal, by god, with impressionist charm. No yarns on the cracked nut. Find a glow or otherwise "grasp the stalk"." -Goaty Tapes
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Artist: IGNATZ
Title: Addiction For Slumber
Format: Cass
Label: Imvated
Country: Belgium
Price: $8.50
"very good Belgian psychfolk... "(...)Alternately sounding like a wax cylinder caked in dried mud and a salvaged disc from a 22nd century junk heap, Ignatz rightly relies on his broke-down effects as much as his guitar.(review on Stylus)"" - Imvated.
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Artist: IGNATZ
Title: II
Format: LP
Label: Kraak
Country: Belgium
Price: $16.50
"The debut of Ignatz is still fresh in your memory, and hes already there with the follow up. On Ignatz II, he walks further down the Appalachians in the year 2050. Stunning rootsfolk, but played by a lost and unworldly creature. His sound builds further upon his debut album, with the difference that on one of the six tracks he doesnt use any effects. He even sings and talks more and creates his own musical world around it. In the meantime he has become musical partners with Paul Labreque (Sunburned Hand of the Man) and Silverster Anfgang (Belgium), but still proves that his solo work towers above his other collaborations. II is the affirmation of his talent. Future weird Belgium!!" - Kraak.
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Artist: IGNATZ
Title: II
Format: CD
Label: Kraak
Country: Belgium
Price: $15.00
"The debut of Ignatz is still fresh in your memory, and hes already there with the follow up. On Ignatz II, he walks further down the Appalachians in the year 2050. Stunning rootsfolk, but played by a lost and unworldly creature. His sound builds further upon his debut album, with the difference that on one of the six tracks he doesnt use any effects. He even sings and talks more and creates his own musical world around it. In the meantime he has become musical partners with Paul Labreque (Sunburned Hand of the Man) and Silverster Anfgang (Belgium), but still proves that his solo work towers above his other collaborations. II is the affirmation of his talent. Future weird Belgium!!" - Kraak

Artist: IGNATZ
Title: III
Format: LP
Label: Kraak
Country: Belgium
Price: $18.00
"George Herriman created Ignatz in 1910. It was a vicious mouse in the comic Krazy Kat. Ignatz favourite occupation was throwing bricks at Krazy Kats head, who thought it was a love declaration from the mouse. The Brussels based artist Bram Devens uses Ignatz as his alter-ego for his own pile of bricks. Acoustic songs wrapped with effects and driven by improvisation and spontaneousness. III projects the atmosphere of Jack London and The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog onto a modern world ruled by technology. Devens brings us the most genuine melancholy contemporary pop music has seen since quite some time. This album leaves the underground scenery that is troubled by trends so often far behind and just shows us the pure essence of what Music has to be: raw emotions put to sound. With his third full album Bram Devens has once again amazed us with a masterpiece. In his usual brain-melting retro-futuristic blues folk, he summons the devilish spirits of Bukka White, Robert Pete Williams and Sleepy John Estes as seen through the eyes of an adolescent Lou Reed. III tells a fictive and blurred story about the death of music genres. Tragedies built upon screeching, atonal and repetitive melodies. Smelling like a wet dog or a badly dried towel. III breathes a much more sentimental atmosphere compared to Devens�?? previous work because of his grousing voice, that is not unlike Skip James�??s. After the closing track �??Dead By noon�?�, the tormented soul frees the listener from a heavy personal trip and leaves him dazzled. III projects the atmosphere of Jack London and The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog onto a modern world ruled by technology. Devens brings us the most genuine melancholy contemporary pop music has seen since quite some time. This album leaves the underground scenery that is troubled by trends so often far behind and just shows us the pure essence of what Music has to be: raw emotions put to sound." - Kraak.
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Artist: IGNATZ
Title: s/t
Format: CD
Label: Kraak
Country: Belgium
Price: $15.00
"his voice - when it intermittently appears - is disembodied by distance, by distortion and by echo. Its reedy quaver sounds barely conscious of its own presence, let alone an audience. it recall ths lo-fi contrainess of Alastair Galbraith and even the inscrutable shadings of Mississippi John Hurt or Bascorn Lamer Lunsford on Harry Smiths Anthology of American Folk Music" - Sam Davies / The Wire.
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Artist: IGNATZ
Title: Selected Songs From Cassettes 2005-2009
Format: LP
Label: Kraak
Country: Belgium
Price: $18.00
"What the hells wrong with this guy?, that will probably be the first thought that goes through your mind when first listening to this mind frying fourth lp by Belgiums most intriguing musician. Apart from the tree enigmatic vinyl releases on KRAAK Bram Devens also released a handful of tapes on different labels. This LP compiles the best tracks of his cassettes on Goaty Tapes, Bennifer Editions, Scumbag Relations, Imvated, Dreamtime Taped Sounds and New Age Tapes, plus a previously unreleased track from the Ignatz III demos, on which we hear the man as close as he ever came to the genious vibes of Lou Reed. “Selected songs from cassettes 2005-2009” shows Devens in all his different guises: from the crying sailor drowning in psychedelic mud to the melody addicted outsider balladeer choking on moonshine. This is Ignatz ultimate record and last step before his orchestrated concept album period. Cover drawing by Olivier Schrauwen." - Kraak.
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Artist: IGNATZ
Title: The Draft
Format: Cass
Label: Scumbag Relations
Country: USA
Price: $8.50
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Artist: IGNATZ
Title: Mort Aux Vaches
Format: CD
Label: Staalplaat
Country: Germany
Price: $23.00
"Belgiums Ignatz contribute to the Mort Aux Vaches series. Acoustic songs wrapped with effects and driven by improvisation and spontaneousness." -Staalplaat

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