Master of stage, sound, and screen, pulls out the stops and shoots all over this vinyl seven-inch... no, wait... split open the silkscreened six-panel to find instead the maddest triple mini CD/DVD/CD ever to dance your ceiling! Play all three at once for hexaphonic sound with eyes peeling to patterns of geometry, hunger, wrestling. More big fat sounds than you got skinny ears to hear it up with, but go ahead, slim, try!
Brown Whörnet "The EP not called 'Big Old Cup With Ice In It'" RSPT053EP$20
Music just moves on them, has its way with all seven of them simultaneously and they just let it. It's already out before anyone can do anything, audiences aren't sure how to help. First horns then heavy synth then dangerous headbanging, laughing bravely as they help music do even more things to them. Mercifully, this is a brief seventeen minute pants tingler. It bears witness to 30 years in the loving choke-hold of every genre that ever ogled Brown Whörnet's innocence from 1993's legendary Emena Pestisode to Stroke the Apechild right up to their pandemic premonition Doctor Dickle and now... this.
Mangled free jazz, luv-me-baby R&B, parodically straight hardcore, and something that sounds like Yes on a boom box whose batteries are dying are all in their arsenal. -Chicago Reader
Not only crazed synths, metal guitar, bass and multi-percussion but trumpet, trombone, sax, and organ because how else could you make the run from Zeuhl to Swamp Rock to Punk to Free Jazz to Noir and Kosmiche Ambient in seventeen minutes?
Virtuosity unquestioned, it's really the geyser of ideas, their triple-fold humor and absurd stage antics that set Brown Whörnet apart whether touring as Daniel Johnston's band, endless studio sessions wearing nothing but nitrous tanks, scandalizing the art world by syndicating impostor bands, or the release of their free Bröwnloads series online. Side projects include 0MEGAVIZI0N, Aaartfÿstte (Resipiscent) Alt-cunt & Western favorites Chablis, and live film scores for The Adventures of Prince Achmed and Nosferatu.
Aaartfÿstte "22 Short Noise Videos" RSPT025DVDr$11.99
Savant-idiot video collaborations from the founding members of Brown Whörnet were never gathered, until now. From unholy rites of gall bladder extraction and enlickment, to awful animation, avian snuff, and film concret, they anticipate tv's Tim and Eric by years. And even if their gut slugging Ruins-esque wretchrock came after Ruins, recreating their 1997 cassette on this DVD with scopitonic oscillators is still way ahead of anything no one still hasn't tried yet. Curious? Uh huh. Stunned to drooling or screaming in painful leaking laughter, you'll want an absorbent bib when you set your head in front of Aaaartfÿstte. Super limited. Four-color silkscreen package by Stin-G with handcarved block-prints-from-video by Lucy Antler.
Tarantism "Stuck to the Bottom" RSPT017CDr$10
Stuck upside-under and dragged bashing through you dunno what... a driftnet of dead kids' braces, the pliant ribbing of freshly pulled larynx, the glassy grit of shredded circuits? The range is astounding, Tarantism's widest soundscape to date. Subaudible voices fold into electroacoustics found hiding in pure sines that crash onto krautbeats. High replay, a different listen every time, the whole onslaught arrives in a triple silk-screen work o' art from Austin's Bearded Lady! Stick this one way in.
V/A "Mutual Hallunications Vol. 1" RSPT013CDr$10
East-West Bicameral Hypnagogy with Anti-Ear, Carlos Giffoni, Hans Grusel, J Graf, Liz Allbee, M.V. Carbon, and SIXES. This is volume one in what will be a series of induced collaborations. These are improv duos among seven musicians from east and west coasts. Track one is a full circle of exquisite-corpse style duos, each artist playing two minutes beginning with one musician but finishing with another. Eat this disc.
V/A "String of Artifacts" RSPT007Double CD$16.99
Yep, this is the compilation you heard about. Solve the enclosed crossword with your ears or find the cheat sheet hidden inside; your clues include: Sun City Girls, Caroliner, Nautical Almanac, Metalux, Wolf Eyes, Mono Pause, Hans Grüsel's Krankenkabinet, Tarantism, Tom Recchion, Fat Worm of Error, Sixes, Bran(...)Pos, Masonic Youth, Pod Blotz, Smegma, Panicsville, too many more.