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Liz Allbee "Theseus vs." RSPT035CD$11.99
Liz Allbee's second full length solo unwinds a cozily misanthropic sonic cloth with hidden barbs sure to draw blood. Each track treads further into unnerving terrain: sonar-pings dizzy the ears, unknown nursery rhymes warble from an abandoned tongue, and a blur of wings beating in phase consumes all perception until a flat drum summons resplendent horns. Allbee's balance of melody and madness is not to be missed.
Fasten yourself to a thread, but dare to step inside "Theseus vs." Limited edition of 350, packaged in a handmade silk screened box.
Liz Allbee "Warm Marrow" RSPT030Cassette$0
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Warm, fuzzy, rabid in the way a soft muzzle tickles your neck then turns frenetic with the nibbling insistence of long teeth beneath lippy velvet. No one conjures sanguine madness like Liz Allbee on this her long-anticipated solo release.
One side is titled “Outside Inside” the other “Inside Inside”. Drawn from recordings at Marin Headlands Center for the Arts, it includes two entire takes of a single mental composition overlaid to reveal how timing/structure speaks to itself.
The edition is limited by the number of keys on a piano once the instrument has been nibbled apart into pairs of hammers between which are nestled spools of magnetic tape, soft, shiny, ready to slip like warm marrow into your palm.
--SOLD OUT-- Liz Allbee plucks out her eyes and sings through both sockets in this dizzying debut of blown bits, amputated dances, and miscreant sound. Connecting the conch shell to the microprocessor to the little finger dipped in the alternating current, Allbee summons a mutant orchestral spread of plangent electronics, horn holes, and unnerving vocals. The release that launched a label.
Liz Allbee/Hans Grüsel "Strategies For Failure/Zuckerkrieg" RSPT044LP+MP3$14.99 MP3$6
Shut in for years exploring the material capacities of complex handmade instruments, could an artist emerge to compose unlabored, wide-open, epic and instinctive music? Two such genius-naifs, Liz Allbee and Hans Grüsel, deliver back-to-back marvels on this split release. Impossible instruments blow the lines off your conceptual map. Wonder at how the sounds were crafted, lean in to listen then list further, plunging to the immeasurable depths they open inside you.
Liz Allbee’s “Strategies For Failure And Relief From Persistent Positive Symptoms” summons bells, conch, voice, extended trumpet, sine waves and electronics that include home-made fingertip mics and motor players tripping beneath dilated, unblinking lyrics.
Hans Grüsel’s “Zuckerkrieg (Part I)” steers electrons through a skein of patch cord in and around concreted pianos, horns, winds, violins and found objects, bending them into a composition that weighs a single stuttering heartbeat before it swells, bursts, and inundates the full range of human hearing.
Limited to 250 copies, the album was brought to Xopher Davidson for premastering and Paul Gold for vinyl mastering. It comes packaged in a frame-able poster and a digital download is included.
Schnüffler "Rauschbereich" RSPT031Cassette$0
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Drawing current and breath through metal... it’s hard to picture just how either is possible, but Schnüffler plumbs the backwaters of both aural miracles in an engrossing, if pageless, storybook entitled "Rauschbereich."
The name of Gino Robair and Liz Allbee's hyper-attuned duo, Schnüffler, is a colloquialism meaning someone who huffs substances. "Huffing" is equal parts curiosity and consuming obsession, and as any huffer knows substance has a way of vanishing. So hork up yours before this handbuilt edition of just 56 copies, end-pages beautifully illustrated by Allbee herself, is gone for good.
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.
Porest "Mood Noose" RSPT006CD$10.99
The Resipiscent catalogue only gets better! Here it is, the eagerly anticipated third release from Mono Pause, Sublime Frequencies maker, Mark Gergis. Lethal 14th c. field recordings cuddle with razor-scored melodies and swirled radio psychedelia. Flatline drunken domesticity and circuit murder summon a festive, fertile melancholy. Unguessable, peerless, truly a scrubber for the bloody stuff past your ears.