Siltbreeze Records: Search! Destroy!

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yeah yeah, i know. this isnt a thread about the weekly papers here, though.

maria tessa sciarrino (theoreticalgirl), Monday, 27 September 2004 19:19 (seventeen years ago) link

I thought the list was okay. I mentioned on that thread that the fieldhands shoulda been on it though.

scott seward (scott seward), Monday, 27 September 2004 19:32 (seventeen years ago) link

the bardo pond "tests for new swords" 7" is really excellent. pin group retrospective cd was quite a service, though i haven't listened in a while. all i remember from that at the moment is their cover of "low rider." dead c's the white house might be my fave of theirs, and i think i'm in the minority there. something warm about it. in my memory at least.

andrew m. (andrewmorgan), Monday, 27 September 2004 20:15 (seventeen years ago) link

Siltbreeze LPs always seemed to be surface noise-y straight from the plant.

Tim Ellison (Tim Ellison), Monday, 27 September 2004 20:18 (seventeen years ago) link

One of the dudes who runs Surefire Distribution is re-releasing Temple of Bon Matin's debut LP on Siltbreeze, Thunder Confusion Feedback, as a limited CD-R in the near future. Maybe check out their website for details. I really love this album.

Anybody hear the incredible Woozlebug LP with Greg Chapman, who put out one of my all-time fave zines, Ugly American? Woozlebug would definitely sound appropriate alongside Siltbreeze damage.

Justin Farrar (Justin Farrar), Monday, 27 September 2004 20:24 (seventeen years ago) link

Hmmm. More info please, Justin.

roger adultery (roger adultery), Monday, 27 September 2004 20:25 (seventeen years ago) link

whatever happened to greg chapman? i loved the reviews in Ugly American. He was #1 Bunnybrains fan with a bullet. Is the woozlebug thing new?

scott seward (scott seward), Monday, 27 September 2004 20:31 (seventeen years ago) link

If you need extra info on TOBM re-release then here is the e-mail from Spirit of Orr records: (Sorry if this is too long.)


wanted to keep you up with a sketch of the current release plans for spirit of orr. please drop a line if you have any questions, comments, or wish to obtain any of the below. of course, the website has been increasingly informative and workable over the past several months, and the effort to keep relevant artist news page is ongoing. so make it a point to stop by there from time to time if you wish to be further informed on the doings here.

and as always, thanks for your continued interest and support.


just released:

destroyer / black mountain split 7" quiet weather series #4. (spirit of orr -qws4)
At last the final chapter (unless another box of covers turns up) in Spirit of Orr's 'Quiet Weather Series' is available. Two of Vancouver's finest song makers each with a brand new track, pressed on white vinyl limited to 600 copies only, ever. Dan Bejar, and DESTROYER should need little introducing, if you are a fan already this tune will greet you like a fresh fall wind, nostalgic and breathtaking. If you are new to Destroyer, this is a quick way into a new obsession. BLACK MOUTNAIN is one of the new vehicles of STEPEHN MCBEAN, also of the much loved - little known JERK WITH A BOMB and also of the recent Jagjaguar label roster addition, PINK MOUNTAINTOPS. Get all of their records.

rubby boys s/t cdr (spirit of orr - so39r)
There is a carelessly guarded story regarding the freaked out underground of the Boston, Massachusetts environs. It goes back years and years. In this story you can plug a spout into almost any line and fine some of the dankiest damaged psychedelic forms imaginable. On the vinyl only imprint, RECORDS, we have tried to shed some light on just a few instances of this story (SUBSKIN CABLES, EL-RON, SHRIN, DELUXX). Mainly focussed on the 1988 - 1993 era, this project saw it's greatest exposure coming from SUNBURNED HAND OF THE MAN's debut LP 'Headdress'. The RUBBY BOYS were a band that in 1991 (or thereabouts) operated (and lived) in the very same loft-space handed down to SUNBURNED that you may have read about in many recent articles on the band. More than a mere living & practice space, it is a place that is as much a member of the band as anyone involved. The members of the RUBBY BOYS were current NY State resident PHIL FRANKLIN (SUNBURNED, FRANKLIN'S MINT, CAROLINER, FAXED HEAD - many others) and GREG PETROVADO (currently of FEATHERS... but also 'slept around' through the years). This recently surfaced collection also features RICH PONTIUS (SUNBURNED, TOUCH ME THERES, YOUR FABULOUS ASS). It is a primer of acid drenched home four track recordings as much displaying a heads up to noise New Zealand, as a call to 1970s Texas lo-fi psych - channeled through two mid-20s minds who would go on to involvement with many underground mutterings to come. LIMITED TO 100 CDRs in hand painted & glued digipaks.

john barlowe's reading of the surface of eceyon cdr (spirit of orr - so37r)
The master poet/storyteller ventures away from his own work to read from Franz Prichard¹s Drohym myth of the capture and freeing of the Wind. This is merely a section of what is reported to be a complete story of the life of Dragyyn and the legend that surrounds the entire Surfyyc of Eceyon story. On this release, his spoken words are placed over the music from the ŒDraggyn¹ CD released by Strange Attractors Audio House. As with all of the ŒWould What is Old, Would Make Us New¹ CDR series on Spirit of Orr, this is limited to 100 hand assembled copies.

and coming up next:
(more info as they become available, but here's the gist of it all....)

in october:
warheads again! cdr (spirit of orr - so
a full on, unabashed noise effort. limited to 100.

temple of bon matin 'infidel' cd (spirit of orr - so38)
the latest record from ed wilcox's TOBM. more written info to come, but here is your warning.

in november:

flaherty corsano duo 'last eyes' lp (records - r7)
debut vinyl issuing from the internationally awe-ing free combo. on fire, and heavier than lightning bolt. limited.

temple of bon matin 'thunder feedback confusion' cdr reissue (spirit of orr - so40)
long out of print lp on siltbreeze. re-release in limited cdr series for the new faithful.

the foole's method dvdr (spirit of orr - so41r)
the other method, joined by dredd foole. recorded live at the bookmill in montague massachusetts. limited to 100 copies.

in december:

mv & ee medicine show 'moon jook' lp version (records - r8)
limited edition vinyl release of the beautiful release made specially for last spring's gladtree festival in amherst.

asa irons 'swaanjaleif' lp (records - r9)
asa plays in feathers, this is a record he recorded with a friend last winter in california. it is stunning.

and planned... not yet scheduled:

acid mothers temple 'live in brattleboro' dvd (s034)
jackie o motherfucker cd (so38)
other method lp (r11)
joshua burkett lp (so12)
feathers cdr (so42r)

Justin Farrar (Justin Farrar), Monday, 27 September 2004 20:34 (seventeen years ago) link

I remember the Woozlebug LP. Must have been around '97 or so? Outer spacey psych improv rock.

Tim Ellison (Tim Ellison), Monday, 27 September 2004 20:36 (seventeen years ago) link

ugly american's silver apples retrospective/interview was pretty thorough.

gygax! (gygax!), Monday, 27 September 2004 20:37 (seventeen years ago) link

Woozlebug is older. It is fantastic. A hypnotic lo-fi sequence of different rhythms that slowly builds speed and power. It does not have as much harsh static as the Harry Pussy. It actually has this real minimal edge to it.

Mouthus sound like they are channelling the spirit of Woozlebug.

Surefire might even have some extra copies of the Woozelbug vinyl. I usually see it for $1!!!!!! Buy it.

Ugly American was a righteous zine. Greg's taste pre-dated most of these young noise kiddies and Vice by a decade. He was covering Lightning Bolt, Tom Smith, Temple, Blackjack records, and porn years ago. Great writer and artist. He also played synth on Temple's Bullt in2 Mesmer's Brain CD.

Justin Farrar (Justin Farrar), Monday, 27 September 2004 20:40 (seventeen years ago) link

I wonder whatever happened to that dude from Fuck magazine. He was a weird dude, even for Philly. not comparing ugly american and fuck by the way. this thread is just bringing back fond memories. my pal joseph used to put out a zine back then. there was even a pic of him in details holding a nazi dagger. ah, the good old days.

scott seward (scott seward), Monday, 27 September 2004 20:46 (seventeen years ago) link

looks like theres not gonna be any more nz records on the label...

the renderers are releasing their next sleight of albums (there are 3 in the works!, a maryrose w/ band, the renderers themselves, and a new brian solo piece as 'anti-clockwise' thats very electronic/experimental) themselves, forming their own label..

chris andrews (fraew), Monday, 27 September 2004 21:16 (seventeen years ago) link

oh i think 3 beads of sweat will be handling distrib in the states though

chris andrews (fraew), Monday, 27 September 2004 21:17 (seventeen years ago) link

Siltbreeze LPs always seemed to be surface noise-y straight from the plant.
-- Tim Ellison (timejeanne...), September 27th, 2004. (later)

That's kind of interesting cause I got hold of 'clyma est mort' LP, I should compare it to a siltbreeze CD sometime, listening to both back-to-back. It wouldn't surprise me if there was an added on effect, if that is what you're saying.

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Monday, 27 September 2004 21:18 (seventeen years ago) link

i've been really liking tower recordings "furniture music for evening shuttles" the past few days. i put it on circa5am when i was going to bed, quite drunk and stoned, after parties on friday night. it starts very strong and ends very strong; a few tracks towards teh end of the first third of the record drag.

Ian c=====8 (orion), Monday, 27 September 2004 21:27 (seventeen years ago) link

Julio, no, I just remember hearing this same defective crackling in one channel on numerous Siltbreeze LPs. It wasn't horribly noisy or anything.

Tim Ellison (Tim Ellison), Monday, 27 September 2004 21:33 (seventeen years ago) link

i've been playing folk scene a lot lately. but then who doesn't listen to folk scene a lot, youknowwhati'msaying? but it's not on siltbreeze so i'll go away.

scott seward (scott seward), Monday, 27 September 2004 21:42 (seventeen years ago) link

five months pass...
Search: The Pin Group's Retrospective...utterly classic!

Ian Riese-Moraine (Eastern Mantra), Saturday, 12 March 2005 18:36 (seventeen years ago) link

mv & ee medicine show 'moon jook' lp version (records - r8)
limited edition vinyl release of the beautiful release made specially for last spring's gladtree festival in amherst.

I wonder if this is ever gonna come out?

Ian John50n (orion), Saturday, 12 March 2005 18:52 (seventeen years ago) link

Don't forget The Yips, my fave SB band.

Sara Sherr, Saturday, 12 March 2005 22:32 (seventeen years ago) link

yip yip, aye aye, ms. sherr!

maria tessa sciarrino (theoreticalgirl), Saturday, 12 March 2005 23:27 (seventeen years ago) link

nine months pass...
whatever happened to greg chapman? i loved the reviews in Ugly American. He was #1 Bunnybrains fan with a bullet. Is the woozlebug thing new?
-- scott seward (skotro...), September 27th, 2004.

Scott, I was a writer/editor at Ugly American from '88 - '95. Glad to see there's still some love left for that obscure print age dinosaur.

Greg unfortunately suffered a pretty bad brain aneurysm/stroke back around '97. After he recovered, J. Marlowe helped him publish the last few Ugly Americans, with Greg's contributions gradually diminishing. The final issue is as long as the New Testament and it nearly sent Marlowe around the bend. It's a hell of a read, though.

Last time I talked to Greg was around 2001, when the Frown CD came out (Greg played guitar, and Davo from the Bunnybrains engineered it). I should probably check in to see how he's doing.

Edward III (edward iii), Monday, 9 January 2006 17:30 (sixteen years ago) link

Siltbreeze is back, btw. Not sure what his plans are in terms of releases but I think he's reissuing the Mike Rep and Quotas "Stupor Haitus" on CD (first time for that). The first new Siltbreeze release, and the first from Times New Viking, didn't do much for me though.

TRG (TRG), Monday, 9 January 2006 17:42 (sixteen years ago) link

jeez, i didn't know that about Greg. That's truly sad. And Davo! Oy! I have nothing but good things to say about him. Wotta freak! this thread really is friggin' memory lane.

scott seward (scott seward), Monday, 9 January 2006 17:59 (sixteen years ago) link

I dig the Times New Viking record! It's sloppy and catchy.

mcd (mcd), Monday, 9 January 2006 18:22 (sixteen years ago) link

I really regret selling my copy of the Queen Meanie Puss 7".

The UN 7" was great, didn't go for the record as much.

Sebadoh, GVB, Harry Pussy, Dead C, Charalambides, Galbraith all great, obv. Also V3 7" (another one I miss), probably other stuff.

sleeve (sleeve), Tuesday, 10 January 2006 03:48 (sixteen years ago) link

shadow ring
dead c

three of my favorite bands.
plus plenty of others just short of that peak. great label. i will buy most things on siltbreeze if given the chance.

Special Agent Gene Krupa (orion), Tuesday, 10 January 2006 03:52 (sixteen years ago) link

Strapping Field Hands need more love, prob my fav on SB. And Mike Rep.

TRG (TRG), Tuesday, 10 January 2006 15:28 (sixteen years ago) link

feel free to add more love here, trg! :

This Is The Strapping Fieldhands Thread Cuz I'm Drinking Beers And Feeling Nostalgic

scott seward (scott seward), Tuesday, 10 January 2006 15:56 (sixteen years ago) link

i have not heard the strapping fieldhands records. would i like em, scott?

Special Agent Gene Krupa (orion), Tuesday, 10 January 2006 21:52 (sixteen years ago) link

i hope so! but you never know. i think they were amazing. try the singles comp first. it's all over the place. they were pals of mine though, so, maybe i'm biased.

scott seward (scott seward), Tuesday, 10 January 2006 22:00 (sixteen years ago) link

you totally would!

Stormy Davis (diamond), Tuesday, 10 January 2006 22:01 (sixteen years ago) link

I saw them, at the Cooler. Maybe opening for TFUL 282?

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Tuesday, 10 January 2006 22:07 (sixteen years ago) link

i mean ya got jack cole, dan bunny, me, stormy, and others raving about them...

scott seward (scott seward), Tuesday, 10 January 2006 22:19 (sixteen years ago) link

yeah, i should keep a lookout for there records.

Special Agent Gene Krupa (orion), Tuesday, 10 January 2006 22:36 (sixteen years ago) link

The Strapping Fieldhands were just great, lo-fi folk-pop with a heaping dose of weirdness. The In the Pineys 10" as well as the Discus LP are must-haves. They were really into the whole Jersey Devil/Gypsies roaming central Jersey folklore.

QuantumNoise (Justin Farrar), Tuesday, 10 January 2006 23:38 (sixteen years ago) link

i'd recommend in this order (and they're all great!)-
the singles comp 'gobs on the midway'
in the pineys

discus isn't in print, is it? was it ever on cd? i didn't like 'wattle and daub' quite as much, maybe it's time to revisit it.

TRG (TRG), Wednesday, 11 January 2006 00:51 (sixteen years ago) link

i listened to Wattle & Daub a TON last year. I liked it a lot when it came out, but I love it now. I love the sound they got on it.

scott seward (scott seward), Wednesday, 11 January 2006 01:33 (sixteen years ago) link


hstencil (hstencil), Wednesday, 11 January 2006 01:39 (sixteen years ago) link

two months pass...
Well, I'll be jiggered...

NickB (NickB), Monday, 13 March 2006 10:19 (sixteen years ago) link

Which includes links to a very informative recent article (a far cry from the wilful obscurity of the old days!):

myopic_void (myopic_void), Monday, 13 March 2006 14:05 (sixteen years ago) link

still an unsolved mystery: was tj behind cherry coke?

mts (theoreticalgirl), Monday, 13 March 2006 14:10 (sixteen years ago) link

two weeks pass...
cherry coke?

ksjf[j[PF, Friday, 31 March 2006 16:00 (sixteen years ago) link

seven months pass...
great read, thanks.

sleeve version 2.0 (sleeve testing), Sunday, 5 November 2006 10:44 (fifteen years ago) link

two months pass...
New times new viking new album LOOKS great over at midheaven site. Siltbreeze website doesn't announce it yet for some reason (could it be rumored signing with a major indie)?

runmynewlogin (runmynewlogin), Tuesday, 23 January 2007 17:51 (fifteen years ago) link

i think they signed to matador, there was a thread abt it a while back

M@tt He1g3s0n: oh u mad cuz im stylin on u (Matt Helgeson), Tuesday, 23 January 2007 17:54 (fifteen years ago) link

matador doesn't have anything to do with "presents the paisley reich," it's coming out on siltbreeze.

hstencil (hstencil), Tuesday, 23 January 2007 18:00 (fifteen years ago) link

oh okay but then the next one is on matador i guess:

M@tt He1g3s0n: oh u mad cuz im stylin on u (Matt Helgeson), Tuesday, 23 January 2007 18:04 (fifteen years ago) link

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