We carry titles from our distributed labels in very limited quantities.
We've made the decision to only carry stuff on other labels that
is directly related to what we're doing here at Squealer, so some
stuff you may have seen here before is now long gone. If you missed
out on getting something you saw here, let us know and we'll put
you in touch with the originators.
Various Artists and Labels
Gold Sparkle Band-Plays Two By Shipp
7" (Nu). Two excellent Matthew Shipp compositions tackles by GSB.
The tunes are "Flow of X" and "Flow of Y" and they pack a wallop.
These tracks are only available on this single. $3.50 postpaid.
Gold Sparkle Band-Downsizing CD
(Nu). Their second full length album, and one of Cadence Magazine's
top 10 albums of 1997. Spirited modern jazz, with lyrical touches,
exploding collective improvisations, angular muscle and just about
everything else you could ask for in a record. $12.00 postpaid.
High Rise-Durophet CD (Fractal
Records, France). An astoundingly LOUD live CD compiled from the
band's shows in France in 1998. This thing literally jumps OUT
OF YOUR CD PLAYER AND GRABS YOU BY THE THROAT! It is pretty intense,
we must say. $15.00 postpaid.
Ivanovich-Solo Guitar CD (Amish) Under the name Ivanovich,
guitarist Chuck Johnson has taken a hiatus from his experimental
rock band, Spatula, to make another
contribution to the renaissance of experimental guitar with an
album entitled Solo Guitar. The underlying intention of
the record seems to be to create a document of the guitar itself
-- not of guitar music per se, but of the guitar as a physical
entity. On Solo Guitar, Johnson takes the music of random
objects and found sounds, and applies it to his instrument, offering
us a sort of glossary of the sonic capacities of the unaccompanied
guitar. Johnson's musical cartography on Solo Guitar falls
into three regions: mournful acoustic guitar that suggests John
Fahey and Skip James, Captain Beefheart-inspired electric guitar,
and very abstract and sometimes disorienting prepared guitar (tabletop
guitar in which the basic tones and harmonics of the instrument
are manipulated and distorted using foreign objects). With each
guitar type, Johnson seems to discover the instrument anew, and
the results are brooding and revelatory. $10 postpaid. You can
also check out sound samples on the Amish page at Epitonic.com
Last Days of May-Self Titled
CD (No Fi).
The debut album from the band featuring former Dream Syndicate
ax-mauler Karl Precoda. You've no doubt enjoyed their album on
Squealer, and this is their slightly-more-difficult-to-find debut.
Improvisational music with the emphasis on the `groove' aspects
of jamming rock music. Three flowing, oceanic pieces with a total
CD time of 46 minutes. $12.00 postpaid.
Spatula-Even the Thorny Acacia
CD (Jesus Christ)-Their debut full length, and a lovely thing
it is as well. Not as dynamic/heavy as they would later get, this
is still a very pleasant listen. $10.00 postpaid.
Spatula-Medium Planers and Matchers
CD (Jesus Christ)-Their second full length, and the one on which
they really came into their own. Chris Eubank makes his first
appearance with the band on a couple of tracks, and they really
begin to get a handle on their intensity. $10.00 postpaid.
Copyright 2004, Squealer Music.