Residual Echoes have been spending the last few years at home,
woodshedding and getting way out in the inner mind.
Selection is damn proud to have the fruits of this fertile period to see the light.
6 tracks (56 mins!) of sun drenched, fuzzed out guitar mauraudings
that venture between paranoid and aggro to peaceful and even sweet.
Primitive beats keep up most of the time.
Recorded at home in early 2012 this is the first full length Residual
Echoes release in two years.
Selection will also be releasing a new solo LP from Adam Payne (that's
MR. Residual Echoes to you!) Early 2013.
"Often considered the Holy Grail of "real people" records, Kenneth Higney's "Attic Demonstration" was never actually intended to be an official release. It was recorded in New York City by Higney and his accompanist Gordon Gaines (R.I.P.) as a vehicle with which to sell Higney's songs to other artists and was only pressed to vinyl in 1976 when he grew tired of duplicating cassette tapes. Apparently the Jandekian dissonance of the "A. Demo." sound was an unintended by-product of the one take demo sessions. Be that as it may, "Attic Demonstration" is a strange sonic world all of it's own. It is neither too weird to be unappealing to "regular" music listeners nor is it one of those "discoveries" that leaves you wondering what all the hype was about. Acoustic guitar ballads of nearly atonal desolation mix readily with rock 'n' roll numbers featuring hiccuping drums and alien sounding electric guitar. Higney's vocals are by turns sneering and mournful as he sings about lost love and the desire for fame all filtered through his uniquely bent worldview. Although a few ads were placed for the record in The Village Voice and The Aquarian, the fame that Higney sought eluded him (a semi-positive review in Trouser Press notwithstanding). That is, until the album was discovered and distributed by record dealer Paul Major. "Attic Demonstration" has been featured in the Acid Archives and copies of the original LP have soared in price over the years, but you no longer have to pay $100, $200 or even $300 to obtain a copy of this monumental album on vinyl. One Kind Favor and Kenneth Higney have teamed up to bring you an official reissue of "Attic Demonstration" remastered, with all the original artwork and with liner notes by the artist." One Kind Favor
"Vermont weirdo Son of Salami contributes to the NP catalog after a bit of time of us being aware and siked on his weirdo ways via a series of high praises from mutual friends that lead us to get a good correspondence going with Joey Pizza Slice who is Son of Salami. Last year Joey released a killer but criminally overlooked LP on the Feeding Tube Record label out of Western MA.
"12" vinyl only EP w/ pro-printed covers and inner sleeves, recorded by Justin Higgins at Old Standard Sound
RIYL: Mirrors, Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band, The Hunches, good music
The same high quality you've come to expect from Violet Times, it's our first 'modern/current/new/unknown' band release and there's a definite reason for that. This band belongs in this same hi-quality company, no question.
"Japanese Deadheads who have been tripping since the late eighties. Back in the day Michio Kurihara used to jam with these guys, but in recent years the band has been orbiting around the mellow guitarsolos of Yukotopia's Roku. Outraged by the Fukushima accident in march this year, this tape is a collection of protest songs against nuclear energy. 100 copies." - Sloow Tapes
Out of nowhere issue of two previously unreleased 1997 Green Pajamas outtakes!
Very possibly "Strung Behind The Sun" era stuff. The golden years!!!!
London Sundays is right up there with the best melancholy psych they've ever done.
Green (naturally) vinyl. 300 pressed, but this was barely distributed so good luck finding it elsewhere.
We don't have an image of the real cover, but it sucks anyway. The Record however is awesome!
Finally got some copies of this overlooked LP.
Not too much is known about Robert Martin...
A Santa Cruz eccentric with some pretty bizarre police run ins, who became a legend to a handful of northern Californians in the know.
These recordings may be from the 70s/80s/90s, who knows? It's lonely and timeless.
Truly unique and out there.
Last copies straight from Yik Yak.