Alex Zoumbas "A Lamnet for Epirus 1926-1928"

”Years of research and obsession have resulted in this, the first collection of recordings by the legendary and masterful Greek folk violinist Alexis Zoumbas. Very few pre-war musicians have tapped deeper into the human soul than Zoumbas and this volume presents his most profoundly hypnotic and unearthly pieces, all recorded in New York City from 1926-1928. A deep set of notes is accompanied by previously unpublished photographs as well as original art-work by R. Crumb. Respectfully crafted by Christopher King and Susan Archie for Angry Mom Records.”

Alex Zoumbas "A Lamnet for Epirus 1926-1928"
A Long Gone Sound Production for Angry Mom Records. AMA-04.
Part of the "How The Other Half Hears" Sound Series.

"Song & Dance From Northern Greece, 1928-1958. Featuring sublime and unhinged music rarely heard outside of Northern Greece and Southern Albania, the performances presented in this collection span the range of plaintive, ancient dirges to hypnotic, droning dance pieces."

"Five Days Married & Other Laments Song and Dance from Northern Greece 1928-1958"
A Long Gone Sound Production for Angry Mom Records. AMA-03.
Part of the "How The Other Half Hears" Sound Series.



Stephen Steinbrink - Trust


Stephen Steinbrink - Trust
Edited and directed by Adam Oelsner.
The song is taken from Stephen Steinbrink's latest album "Arranged Waves", available now from melodic records and iTunes.

"Arranged Waves"
Engineered and produced by Stephen Steinbrink in the Langridge House Studio in Olympia, WA. Basic tracking for "Now You See Everything" and "Sand Mandalas" by Eli Moore. 

Mastered by Ephriam Nagler.
Musical arrangements by Stephen Steinbrink and Andrew Dorsett.
All music and words written by Stephen Steinbrink.

 こんなにメロディックなSSWなのに、なぜかいつも倒錯気味な被りものが…どうも好きらしいスティーヴン・スタインブリンク。現在はオリンピア在住ですが、かつてはアリゾナ州フェニックスでフレンチ・クオーターというソロ・プロジェクトで評判に。その頃は「ボクはカートゥーン描きのポップ・ミュージック・メイカー」なんて語ってました。LAKEのアンドリュー・ドーセットもその頃からのコラボレーター。今度のアルバム『Arranged Waves』は、フェニックスで録音した一昨年のアルバム『I Drew a Picture』に続く作品で、オリンピアでアンドリュー・ドーセットと一緒に録音、LAKEのメンバーたちもバックアップした作品で、UKレーベル、Melodic Recordsからの初リリース、日本盤はP-Vineからリリースされています。

LAKEも来日間近! 詳しくはコチラで。


William Tyler "Blue Ash Montgomery"

Stream William Tyler's "Blue Ash Montgomery" released from Lightning Records
available on digital and cassette (from a quarterly tape edition and fanzine "Lightning Quarterly 1").  Order, HERE and HERE.

And.... Lightning Quarterly 1: The first issue of Lightning Magazine, a 112 page limited edition, hand printed, with contributions from minimalist composer Rhys Chatham, Punk photographer, Guggenheim fellow and experimental filmmaker Bill Daniel, Dirtbiker Derek Gibson, infamous alleged gallery founder Aaron Rose, car sculptor Jesse Sugarmann, Los angeles based earth artist Katsuhisa Sakai and other surfers and freeriders amongst Lightning’s sub-cultural fun.  Subscriptions, HERE!

Cy Dune is the new project of Akron/Family's Seth Olinsky, following on the first EP "No Recognize" (Family Tree Records, 2013), Cy Dune release the newest LP "Shake" on August 26th via Lightning records which he co-founded with an artist Ali Beletic.
"SHAKE, inspired directly by artist Dan Graham’s video art piece Rock my Religion, was written, captured, and produced in its entirety over a 3 day weekend in the Mojave Desert on an art retreat in Joshua Tree, CA."

released 20 May 2014
"AZAG-TOTH" was recorded at home by James Jackson Toth (aka Wooden Wand) onto his trusty Tascam 8 Track digital recorder without band or producer. 

Dana Buoy (of Akron/Family) is a multi-talented instrumentalist and songwriter based out of Portland. "Preacher" is available on iTunes, LPs and CDs at his store and the shows.

Girma Yifrashewa "Love and Peace"

"Unseen Worlds presents new recordings of solo piano pieces by Ethiopian composer Girma Yifrashewa, the first release of Yifrashewa's music outside of Africa. Born in Addis Ababa in 1967, Girma Yifrashewa is a worthy new torchbearer of African pianism. His highly personalized approach to the piano likens him to Ethiopian composer Emahoy Tsege Mariam, while his use of Ethiopian pentatonic scale within the Western Art Music format places his compositions in conversation with more academically minded work. Traditionally Ethiopian in melody, cinematic in vision, and deep in beauty, his compositions occupy a lyrical middle ground between classical and jazz that is supremely listenable yet defies easy classification." -Unseen Worlds

Order, HERE.


Yuuki Matthews "Funny Morning" EP

Flannelgraph Records will release Yuuki Matthews' 4-track 12" record "Funny Morning," a remix of the song by Richard Swift, as well as two instrumental pieces, "Generations" and "Chrysanthemum (Slow)".  Due out on September 30th.  A former member of Crystal Skulls, Seldom, currently a member of The Shins and Teardrops (with Richard Swift), Yuuki Matthews is a Seattle-based via Hollywood (Burbank), Californian musician. .... also he has been known as a contributor of David Bazan (Pedro the Lion) and Sufjan Stevens. 

1. Funny Morning (LP Version)  2. Generations
1. Funny Morning (Richard Swift Remix) 2. Chrysanthemum (Slow)

現在、ザ・シンズの新メンバーとして(リチャード・スウィフトとのプロジェクト、ティアドロップスも進行中)、そしてスフィアン・スティーヴンスやデイヴィッド・バザンのコントリビューターとしても知られるシアトルのマルチ・インストゥルメンタリスト、ユーキ・マシューズ(ex. Crystal Skulls, Seldom, Pedro the Lion)。下記の音源は2011年のデジタル・リリースした際の「Funny Morning」で、フランネルグラフ・レコーズから9/30にリリースされる12"には、同曲のスウィフト・リミックスを含む新ヴァージョンが収録されて〼。

from Digital Delivery Device, released 07 June 2011

from Asthmatic Kitty’s "Library Catalog Music" series
released 08 December 2009

original version appeared on Wake Owl's latest album "The Private World of Paradise" (produced by Richard Swift), this remix was done by Teardrops (Richard Swift and Yuuki Matthews).

from Bazan Monthly: Volume 1 / Number 2 /August 2014
Produced and Mixed by Yuuki Matthews
Guidance and Mastering by TW Walsh, Artwork by R. Swift
"Two new David Bazan songs will be released every month for the next five months."



The Paul & John "Inner Sunset"

"Inner Sunset" (released 15 July 2014) album is the first collaboration between Paul Myers and John Moremen as The Paul & John.  It was recorded and mixed by co-producer Allen Clapp at Mystery Lawn in Sunnyvale, California. 
Available on their bandcamp, HERE.

"John Moremen is best known as the lead guitarist in The Orange Peels, and has released several solid solo albums, and recently has operated as the leader of Flotation Device. Moremen was a member of D.C. band The Neighbors and the late, great Jimmy Silva's Goat 5, and plays guitar with Half Japanese, and on drums with ex-Flamin' Groovies frontman Roy Loney and the improvisational rock trio High Vulture (with MX- 80's Bruce Anderson)."

"Paul Myers was the founder and songwriter for the Toronto-based 1990s power pop group The Gravelberrys, and composes electronic music as Flam! Additionally, he is a working journalist and the author of notable music biographies including A Wizard A True Star: Todd Rundgren In The Studio (Jawbone Press), and It Ain't Easy: Long John Baldry And The Birth Of The British Blues (Greystone Books)."

 ジョン・モアメンは、80年代半ばに仏レーベルCloserからアルバムを出していたワシントンDCのバンド、The Neighborsのメンバーだった人物で、現在はサンフランシスコに在住。ネイヴァース以降は上記の通り、ギタリスト / ドラマーとして、シアトルの故・ジミー・シルヴァ(というと、ヤング・フェレッシュ・フェロウズのこと思い出しますが…)やハーフ・ジャパニーズ(つまりジャドさんの旧友)、そしてロイ・ロニー(!)と演り、今はオレンジ・ピールズのリード・ギタリストとして活躍。また自身のバンド、レイビーツっぽいインスト・バンド、Flotation Device(キング・ミサイルのChris Xefosが参加)でも、アレン・クラップのミステリー・ローン・ミュージックから3年前にアルバムを出しています。
 カナダ出身のポール・マイヤーズ(The Gravelberrys)はシンガー・ソングライター/パフォーマー/ブロードキャスター/ライター、顔がそっくりだからすぐ分かりますがマイク・マイヤーズのお兄さん。著作には『It Ain't Easy: Long John Baldry and the Birth of the British Blues, was』や『A Wizard A True Star: Todd Rundgren In The Studio』などが。


Grey Lands "Songs By Other People"

Cuff the Duke's frontman Wayne Petti has released his first album "Songs By Other People" under the name Grey Lands, available NOW via Paper Bag Records.  A covers album "Songs By Other People" features songs by Bob Dylan and Buffy Ste-Marie, Sloan, M Ward.... and guest artists, Hayden, Blue Rodeo’s Greg Keelor, Sarah Harmer and more.

Outta My Head (feat. Hayden)
My Back Pages (feat. Greg Keelor)
Dream Tree (feat. Tamara Lindeman) Buffy Ste-Marie
U.F.O. (feat. Nils Edenloff)
Coax Me (feat. Mike O'Neill)  sloan
Sand (feat. Sarah Harmer)
The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore (feat. Julie Fader & Randy Bachman)
Girl From The North Country (feat. Joel Plaskett)

Purchase, HERE.

taken from "Songs By Other People," featuring Hayden. The song originally appeared on the album "Transfiguration of Vincent" (2003, MERGE) by M. Ward.

taken from "Songs By Other People," featuring Nils Edenloff of The Rural Alberta Advantage. The song originally appeared on the album "U.F.O." (1969 / 2010, Light In The Attic) by Jim Sullivan.


75 Dollar Bill "olives in the ears"

"Rick Brown (V-Effect , Run On and more) was born in San Francisco, CA and is a clerical worker at a law school in NYC. Che Chen (True Primes) was born in New Haven, CT and works for a cancer diagnostics company in Stonybrook, NY. They met via myspace and started playing together as 75 Dollar Bill approximately eight years later. Brown plays percussion and homemade horns and Chen plays electric guitar."

ヨ・ラ・テンゴ、トータスにも縁あるNY DOWN TOWN / エクスペリメンタル・ミュージックのベテラン、リック・ブラウン(Fish & Roses, Les Batteries, Peach Cobbler, Run On, Timber, V-Effect)が、myspaceを通じて出会ったNYのマルチ・インストゥルメンタリスト、2年前には来日してAsunaと共演もしているチェ・チェン(one half of True Primes)とのプロジェクト。アラビックなキャプテン・ビーフハートと聴こえてくるようなオモシロさも。

released 17 June 2014
Rick Brown: percussion and cardboard tubes on "C.T.F.M.T."
Che Chen: electric guitar and cardboard tubes on "C.T.F.M.T."
guest musicians:
Sue Garner: vocal and maraca on "Yes We Can Can"
Andrew Lafkas: contrabass on "WZN#3"
Karen Waltuch: viola on "WZN#3"
"WZN#3" recorded live at Troost cafe, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY. 2/8/14
"Yes We Can Can" recorded live at Troost cafe, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY. 11/9/13


The Junipers from Leicester

The Junipers are a Folk, Pop, Psychedelic band hailing from Leicester. Currently the band comprises of Robyn Gibson, Joe Wiltshire, Pete Gough, Ash Seldon, Ben Marshall.


taken from The Junipers second album "Paint The Ground" (2012), Sold Out. Now available from HERE and HERE.

taken from The Junipers second album "Paint The Ground" (2012), Sold Out. Now available from HERE and HERE.

The Junipers' "Euphonious Trolley EP Volume 1." Released late 2013.

 ザ・ジュニパーズは14年前にレスター(イングランド)で結成されたフォーキィなサイケデリック・ポップ・バンドで、現在は、ロビン・ギブソン (vocals、特技:ジャム作り)、ジョー・ウィルトシャー (Guitar, Organ)、Bite it Deepという60s〜70sポップなレココレ・ブログも続けているピート・ゴフ (Guitar)、アッシュ・セルデン (Bass)、ベン・マーシャル (Drums) の5人編成。2007年にマルコ・トーマス(フェルト)のレーベルSan Remo Recordsと契約し、翌年にはセルフ・プロデュース、ギャヴィン・モナガンと一緒に録ったトラックも含まれるデビュー・アルバム『Cut Your Key』をリリースしてBBCなどで好評を得て、2012年にはセカンド・アルバム『Paint the Ground』を自分たちでリリース。今年の春このセカンドはSugarbush RecordsがLP限定300枚で再発(完売)。そして去年は別名ユーフォニアス・トロリーとして、ジュニパーズよりもっとサンシャイン・ポップなEPも出しています。新たなレコーディングもそろそろ、との由。

RIYL: Vetiver, NRBQ, Beachwood Sparks, Curt Boettcher.... and more

The Junipers - Say Goodbye
at The Musician in Leicester. Saturday 7th June 2014.


Małe Instrumenty

Małe Instrumenty "Samoróbka"

Małe Instrumenty (Small Instruments) are a band exploring new sounds using a wide array of small instruments. The instruments used in their sonic experiments feature an ever expanding array of professional instruments, sound toys made for children or naive in nature, strange musical inventions as well as a whole array of small items that aren't really instruments but do make a sound. The music created in this way reveals unique colours of sound sometimes beautiful and fine, sometimes surprising and insightful, sometimes exposing the incomplete nature of the sound created and allowing ears to feast on this restriction. All this means that the band is constantly faced with the need to look for new creative solutions.

The group was started by Pawel Romanczuk in 2006, other members: Tomasz Orszulak, Jędrzej Kuziela and Maciej Bączyk, Piotr Łyszkiewicz. In July 2007 the band made its debut at Era New Horizons Film Festival in Wroclaw/Poland and has since worked on many music projects under the name of Male Instrumenty. The group has collaborated with many prominent art organizations and artists in Poland and Europe.

Here you can buy their releases:
serpent.pl (Poland) / Novel Cell Poem, INC (日本)

Cashew and Cleary

"Patrick Cleary (Silver Phial, The Digs) + Eric “Cashew” Harding (The Prix, Eagle Winged Palace) = EP of Baroque Rock & Roll with a dash of Americana Surrealism"

Both tracks are taken from Los Angeles-based duo, Cleary and Cashew's "Husbands Vol. I," the first entry in a set of forthcoming EPs.  It was recorded with Rob Campanella of The Quarter After (Beachwood Sparks, Brian Jonestown Massacre), and the additional musicians are Scott Bassman, Cheryl Lynn Caddick, Curt Harding, James Arellano, Darryll Brown, Rob Campenella. "Husbands Vol. I" is available digitally via iTunes and is also available on cassette via Wiener/Burger Records.


let's go out tonight

The both tracks are taken from the 2014's deluxe edition of Blue Nile "Peace At Last," the band’s third album digitally remastered by Paul Buchanan and Robert Bell alongside the album’s original engineer Calum Malcolm.

グザヴィエ・ドランの映画「わたしはロランス」(Xavier Dolan "Laurence Anyways")のラストに流れたCraig Armstrong feat Paul Buchananのとても美しいヴァージョンが…


Rachael Dadd - Bounce the Ball

Sweet Dreams Press (Tokyo) has announced of their latest release, "We Resonate" by Rachael Dadd. Out on September 15th. Listen and enjoy this awesome preview track from the album.

and the French imprint Talitres release "We Resonate" on September 29th.

"'We Resonate' sees Rachael joined by Laura Marling’s sideman Marcus Hamblet, experimental Japanese multi-instrumentalist ICHI, Alessi Laurent-Marke of Alessi’s Ark, Rozi Plain, Emma Gatrill of Sons of Noel and Adrian, and Thomas Heather of Woodpecker Wooliams."

TEASI "Unreleased Live Tracks"

Previously the TEASI had released their 3rd album "Sando" via Japanese imprint Sweet Dreams Press. And now here's a brand new 4th album entitled "Unreleased Live Tracks" including live tracks with Tara Jane O'Neil in Kyoto, 2010 and tracks with Masaru Watanabe&Yukiko Matsukura(OMATSUTOMASARUSHI) in Nagoya, 2010.  
Free Download, NOW!

Currently TEASI comprises of IPPEI MATSUI (vo & g), KATSUO KAMEYAMA (ds), AKIKO YAMAGUCHI (p), Eiji Mitomi (b) and AKIHIKO KAMEDA (syn).


”TEASIは2010年『sando』という3rdアルバムをリリースしました。リリース後、数回のライブを行いました。この音源は京都でTara Jane O'Neilと行ったライブと、名古屋で渡辺勝さん・松倉如子さん(おまつとまさる氏)と行ったライブで構成された4枚目のアルバムです。”