Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Wagonpost part 2

WagonGneissPizza post the second is here. Mediafire can be a total bitch to upload to. I queued something like 13 uploads, and only five (for the first post) made it. But here's some more CDs to make up for it.

Oneohtrix Point Never - A Pact Between Strangers

1: The Pretender
2: A Pact Between Strangers
3: When I Get Back From New York


Steve Hauschildt - Critique Of The Beautiful

1: No Way Of Knowing
2: What One Does To Another
3: Runaway
4: Wrong Idea
5: Critique Of The Beautiful


Mark McGuire - Dream Team

1: Dream Team 1
2: Different Light
3: Dream Team 2


Mark McGuire - Guitar Meditations II

1.1: Beneath The Bells
1.2: Wandering Memory
2.1: Escape
2.2: Postcard
2.3: In The Architecture
2.4: Far Away


Nate Scheible - Hawthorne

1: Owen Warland
2: The Hill-Top Hearsed With Pines
3: Aylmer And Georgiana


Mark McGuire - Light Movement

1: The Path Lined With Colorful Stones
2: Under New-Age Skies
3: Dividing Lines
4: The Turtles And The Lizards And The Snakes And The Dragon Flies And The Field Mouse All Sat On The Riverbank


Mark McGuire - Losing Sleep

1: Through The Open Window
2: Collateral
3: Explosion Alarm
4: Searching
5: No Eye Noon Doe
6: The Marfa Lights 2 (live @ Pats In The Flats 6/24/09)


Mark McGuire - Stranger Than Paradise

1: Stranger Than Paradise


Stay tuned for more CDs and tapes coming relatively soon including some by Outer Space, Sam Goldberg, Emeralds, Head Boggle, Lilypad, and the entire Pizza Night lineup.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Wagonpost part 1

First part in a double- (or potentially multi-) part of Wagon/Gneiss Things/Pizza Night megapost which is still in the process of being ripped and uploaded. Things will resume Sunday/Mondayish when I get back from Boston. Wagon and Gneiss Things, for those who don't know, are the two vanity labels associated with Emeralds, the Cleveland-based ambient/synth/krautrock/etc etc etc trio who are taking the world by storm or some such whatever. Wagon is primarily taken care of by guitarist Mark McGuire with help from synthian John Elliott, and Gneiss Things is the slightly less prolific label run by twin synthmaster Steve Hauschildt. Pizza Night is run by fellow Clevelandian (Clevelandite? Clevelandine?) Sam Goldberg who, while not being part of Emeralds, has played with them and is a solidly-entrenched part of that scene, being also responsible for the venue The Grog Shop. As you can see by the stack there's quite a bit to absorb, plus tapes coming.

Mark McGuire - Language Barrier

01: Uneasy Street
02: Mind Games
03: Ice Land Air
04: Language Barrier


Mark McGuire - Let Us Be The Way We Were

01: Let Us Be The Way We Were


Mark McGuire - Things Fall Apart

01: Things Fall Apart
02: Inside Where It's Warm


Mark McGuire - Vacation Days

01: While It Lasted
02: Vacation
03: Home Again
04: Now That It's Over


Foothills - The Sun Is Fueled By The Fossil Of Creation

A: Adolescent Wavelength
B: The Sun Is Fueled By The Fossil Of Creation


More coming when I get home plus old stuff, promise

Treetops - North

More ambient stuff I want to up before I leave for Boston in an hour.

A: Pebble
B: At The Edge Of The Sky


Marble Sky - Sway


Ambient side-project of Jeff Witscher (aka Impregnable and Secret Abuse) on Monorail Trespassing.

A: Standing Still
B: Bell Ringing Softly

(link removed: contact monorail trespassing for copies)

Treetops - Cool Runnings

The lo-est of the fi. Weird creepy yet stiflingly beautiful ambient.

01: Sheer Walls / Elemental Void
02: Creature Comforter
03: Double Reflection


Thursday, July 1, 2010

Four new CDrs

Decided to move away from a "tape only" format, partially because I'm a little bit frightened to rip more after my Nakamichi ate one of my 1958-2009 cassettes, and also because it seems kind of dumb to limit oneself when there's so much good material out there to provide. Here's a recent acquisition from the High Spirits label via Amethyst Sunset, one of the best new distros around. Haven't seen these for sale (or even mentioned) anywhere else, and two of them are sold out from there already. Take your chance now to pick up the ones they still have! They're well worth it.

There's no tracklisting on any of these... just the name and title. Pretty spartan.

Outer Space - Wrecked Math
John Elliott of Emeralds and probably someone else (don't know who for this release) slingin synth like no one's business.

Steve Kenney - Smoke Dogg
The past member of Isis & Werewolves (with Dilloway), constant close collaborator with Nate Young, and all around chill motherfucker has a special surprise for you on track 3 of this release.

Radio People - The Rumor
Sam Goldberg, the Grog + Pizza man, eschews his usual somber guitar and organ work for some neat ambient abstract synthesizer.

Mark McGuire - High Above The City
The man who needs no introduction. Supposedly this is a reissue, or something, with an extra track, but who honestly knows. Mystery.

Monday, May 10, 2010


Back again after a long hiatus. These two tapes are loving tributes to the much-maligned king of pop, produced by the heads behind the always wonderful Ekhein and Jugular Forest labels. Fantastic melancholy synth from the consistently good new-new age scene.

1958-2009 - 1958-2009

1958-2009 - II