Music

The reissue of Big Butter's 1989 weirdo classic, Brainsled. Mixing elements of drone, psych, free jazz, early synth music, sound collage, Minutemen-esque punk, and odd pop.

Running since 1986 and still going today, Big Butter is the project of two brothers. They were once on the roster The Residents' Ralph Records (if that gives you some idea of what you're in for).

This limited-edition, self-released double LP is decked out...[ continued ]

Temporary sale! A brilliant album from Olympia cellist Derek M. Johnson. The range between the joyously furious chaos of where it starts and the stop-you-in-your-tracks lush beauty of where it ends is vast, but it works. Along the way there's deep ambience and solo cello, making an album in four distinct parts--one that carries weight and leaves you somewhat stunned.

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The unstoppable forces of Lisa Schonberg (Kickball, Explode Into Colors), Allan Wilson (!!! chk chk chk), and Heather Treadway (Explode Into Colors) combine composing talents to create Secret Drum Band's first full length record, Dynamics, an epic of percussion-driven avant-garde. Forward-thinking instrumental music for any occasion.

Players include: Sara Lund (Unwound), Sam Humans, Alison Clarys, and Anthony Brisson...[ continued ]

Braeyden Jae's Fog Mirror builds layers of warm, crackling static into a complex emotional arc. It's a diary of a journey. Drone music that tells a story.

Released on Whited Sepulchre Records. Listen on Bandcamp.

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High-quality experimental mood pieces for trumpet, violin, synthesizer, drum machine, and flute. 

Released on Life Like. Listen on Bandcamp.

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​Sale + last copy! Experimental compositions and improvisations made in rooms full of electronics, toys, and humans. Members include zinesters Katie Haegele (The La-La Theory) and Joseph Carlough (Displaced Snail Publications).

Comes with mini-zine manifesto. On blue-foil cassettes.

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An A-side of in-your-face electro math punk noise and a B-side of oddball avant jazz pop. (A perfect combination.)

Listen on Bandcamp.

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A split LP of "not noise, not music, not poetry" from Haunted and Comme À La Radio, two artists pushing boundaries. Spoken word cut-up broken-sound collage. Beauty and mayhem from artists who "approach words as just another sound to accept or reject as they dissolve."

For those who like Gowns, Algebra Suicide, Mutamasik & Morgan Craft, Tapestry, Hecka Ar, Caroline Bergvall.

Limited to only 100 copies! Hand-numbered, classy as hell...[ continued ]

Out today! Dao Strom’s Traveler’s Ode is an interwoven series of textured, ethereal song-poems. Atmospheric yet weighted, minimalist yet lush, the album combines voice, electronics, piano, guitars, and field recordings from sources such as rivers, sea, jungle, and birds to create a deeply emotive song-cycle that explores themes of displacement, diaspora, and hauntings.

Echoing the work of artists like Tara Jane O'Neil, Grouper, Black Belt Eagle Scout, and Tiny Vipers...[ continued ]