KR021 Vibracathedral Orchestra 'Unnatural With Pain-Relief' LP

The A-side drops straight into one of those time evaporating sleight of hand from a simple stack of loops. A tidal guitar figure wraps around sparse ricocheting foundations of moire percussion as harmonic resonances flow in and around the space, segueing into one of the most beautiful pieces VCO have ever captured to tape. A truly glorious cascade of pentatonic feedback augmented by circling horn ascensions and the ever present hand drum & shaker, rattle & oomph.

The B-side was recorded on the same binaural bonce as the A but instead is a fully blown-out NO-FI blast, documenting a performance at Cafe Oto and features trap-star Chris Corsano. A wild, snow blind, open cranium trip. Chris' drums flatten to a blur of metallic clatter, spiky overtones and room levitating bass drum punctuation. Ideas rise and fall from within the maelstrom of their ritual; a 2 finger tonebank solo teeters on the brink of its own crisis, the occasional astral whizz-bang floats around the ear space drawing out your minds focus, a bloated, head-nodding bass riff appears, everyone gets involved. The shred goes seriously out, taking every head and item of furniture not nailed down with it.

Art by John Godbert, design by Michael Flower, mastered and cut by Lewis Hopkin.


KR020 Le Drapeau Noir 'Whalley Range' c30

Chora, Hunter Gracchus and Part Wild Horses Mane On Both Sides formin' like Voltron on the Whalley Range ... Combining clouds of gob noise vocalisation/mediation, amplified object clatter and feedback manipulation while wind instruments and bowed strings trace the skyline over a tidal cadence of drum roll and augmented kick nudge and tickle. Documentation of their third live performance recorded in St. Margaret's church on the 24th September 2011 and gently enhanced by the aforementioned architectural tonal wash. Art by Rob Lye, pro-dubbed cassettes.


KR019 Harappian Night Recordings 'Chudail Kay Chutar' c40

Field recording snapshots from Hunter Gracchuss Syed Kamran Ali's world view imagination. Spanning the globe from the North West under a thick veil of dictaphone saturation Dr. Syed travels through eerie gamelan, amplified string projectiles, forgotten power pop / riff rock unit shifters, traditional wax cylinder recordings, vocal huff & resonating diaphragm overload, back street music visions, euphoric cactus juice Shaman trances, up close and personal cassette player manipulation, wordless vocalisation and hyper distorted oud wail amongst many other long wave transmission styles from radio Asia. Pro dubbed cassettes in snazy presentation cases like those rave packs you used to work your chin out too, with video nasty artwork sourced by Dr. Syed and designed by Architects of Harmonic Rooms Harry Wheeler.


KR018 Paul Flaherty, Chris Corsano, C. Spencer Yeh Trio / Oren Ambarchi Split 7"

Oceans of drum kit fire bawling and fluttering string overtones fuse a complex web of ear asterism, infiltrated by a woozy sax line that soon reduces in duration and increases the overall vehemence with fragmented reed chewing rasp & roar joining a myriad of coordinates in this dense labyrinth of free magic. On the flip stunningly crafted harmonic percolations of feedback glare and riff particles slam into tantric drum force blast beats by Matt Skitz Sanders, on this unexpected monolith from Oren. Art by Paul Coors.


KR017 Our Love Will Destroy the World 'Blue Eyes Are My Reward' LP

Jawdropping new collection of crop circles etched in sonic candy-floss by New Zealand�s beardsmith / noise-farmer Campbell Kneale. Rated by the horses mouth as the best thing he ever made, EVER, �Blue Eyes Are My Reward� shimmers like an icicle-clad forest resplendent in its own crystalline magnificence. Snakecharming groove, dublike boomph, and bleary eyed strum blast the path out of a decidedly greying world of so-so metalized myspace drone, into a miniaturized drone-prairie of superpowered starshine and dazzling stellar-commotion. Beyond the tyrannous clutches of omnipresent zeroes and ones, the macro and micro merge into an all encompassing nowhere of sound, each expansion checked by equal contraction like Messiaen's 'modes of limited transportation' scrambled by the Large Hadron Collider and replayed by one of those little twinkly watch reflections that occasionally dance around on the roof. Beautiful. 180g Vinyl, everything by Campbell.


KR016 Moon Unit 'New Sky Dragon' LP

Top flight three man cosmic research team further investigations on galactic flux and refraction with two transmissions of synesthetic mind-fold. Lift off with skyward string stasis cutting through buffeted drum-clouds and synthesizer atmosphere, cosmic forever vision peaks at warp-speed rocket drone, anti-gravity percussion accents and star scraping rainbow universes. Saturating feedback zones spread webs of dimension amidst asteroid belt orbits, where two-way trips initiate zero g shimmer into the outer limit of the space ritual via ancient totems to the three moon cycles and the internal black hole smoke sacrifice.

Beautifully self recorded heavy psych formally known as the Nackt Insecten Trio. Featuring members of Lanterns, Eye Shaking Kingdom and the Sick Head Tapes decision maker. Art by Zeloot, 180g vinyl.


KR015 High Wolf 'Supermodern Temple' c28

Seriously high-level, horizontal Sun-traveler vibes on these sides from the hero of plantain based smoke-magic. Whale visions of the future-now seen via wound up wind chime ellipses and air bubble hypnosis. Gradual, ecstatic plateaus of inter-special communication around dawning, jungle-island horizon keyboards and euphoric ocean-floor dance-party trance-outs. Loops of shore-dwelling guitar and hand percussion rituals usher in ancient, paradise island phazer goddesses, wordless conversations and electronic transmissions between the beached tribesmen and the spirits of the spheres, bouncing universal mind-rays off shiny, green dolphin fins. Art by Jason Kerley, pro dubbed cassettes.


KR014 Astral Social Club / Glockenspiel Split 7"

Wheezing skyward born machine groans and gasped tremolo root to a kinetic pulse, while distant melody zones ascend to circulate around the bass flex on this face chewer by Neil Campbell. On the flip is the first vinyl cut by Glockenspiel, flocculent tones weave with tom rub and bowed metal harmonics, drifting on the back of a drum dub to the heart of a snow-blind haze of feedback, amplified string scrape and analogue electronics. Art by Noah Campbell.


KR013 Infinite Light / Vibracathedral Orchestra Split 7"

Vibracathedral drop straight into a heads down fully tranced narco-dust trail, with guitar-born fireflies leading the way through a never-changing backdrop heat haze of low-lying smoke-mist and earth-veined throb. Fx tweets and rattlesnake percussion shakes as mystic keyboard spirits blow in a weightless drift.

The first cut from Infinite Light is a section lifted from a show featuring Barry Dean on guitar, Mick Flower on guitar and organ and Pete Nolan jamming the traps, and its a full, free-rock, psych-out captured through a heavy veil of no-fi smog. By the sounds of this they must have blasted open the trans-dimensional portal to some out-of-time temple rituals. Part two is the opposite, exchanging blasted group workout for a solo piece of harmonic guitar vignettes wrapped around a falsetto vocal cadence fluctuating at the point of saturation. Art by Barry Dean, design by Mick Flower.


KR012 C. Spencer Yeh / Ryan Jewell / Jon Lorenz Trio 'Live At The CAC' 7"

2 sides of bent frown jazz from the hardcore supergroup of Lorenz, Yeh and Jewell. Side a comes on all fifth dimension hard think: violin scrunch and squeal, hard tom rub and dense harmonic blowing pushed right to the front of your brain box, jams a frantic fanfare with locked horn and strings before giving in with a wheeze and a tinkle. Side b's call and answer shies away as fragments fragment into bowed skin, seesaw string microtone and rasped mouthpiece until spunk rock free jizz looseness explodes in downtown turntable street. Artwork by WYVERN.


KR011 Alpine Lager 'Pram Wrecker' CDR

Recorded live to boom box, 20 minute episodic wander through heavy feedback webs, feral throat panic and scorched-rainbow keyboard/guitar wigging.


KR010 Golden Oaks Three Billion 'The Weekend Picnic' CDR

2 track pleasure drone experience from this sun-gazing star-stroker trio. Blissed white light guitars, hot seabeds of soft breath and moan, cosmos-waltzing casio, and fluttering clarinet a/descensions. Wear your astronaut fruit-hat and drink from coconuts in the nowhere zone. Art by Jason Kerley.


KR009 Bark Haze / Our Love Will Destroy the World Split 7"

Campbell Kneale moves ever closer to the glistening, levitation altar, with backwards bliss-shimmer, spooked chant and analogue squawk and squeal, kaleidoscoping around triumphant snare punctuation. Bark Haze (Thurston Moore & Andrew MacGregor duo) hit back with focused power-drone guitar duelling from the heart of the bong, smoking out into tunnel-visoned, crumbled-amp chunder. Artwork by Campbell Kneale/Kim Gordon.


KR007 Gish / Black Guns 'Split' CDR

Début solo recordings from Gish and Jeff of Sunshine Republic/Jack Nicholson fame. Three separate offerings from Gish, framing mangled guitar, sourced voices and mouth noises, respectively, within a shroud of electronic whine and hiss. Black Guns two pieces book-ending the split set buzzing drones and clouds of noxious electronics over unstable foundations of field recordings, bowed cymbals and oscillators.


KR006 Sunshine Republic 'Ransack Your Mansack' CDR

Sunshine Republic take 17 plus minutes to construct a wandering haze of wailing feedback, woozy vocals and assorted grrumble and clatter, eventually stumbling across the remains of a lurching, semi retarded groove, melting down inside a shitlined cave of intense amplifier chunder and blistered metal droning, hollowed out by righteous caveman sloth-stomp, get your stereo dimed and break out the bongs, this will put you in the ground.


KR005 Sunshine Republic 'Beer Crew Round One' CDR

Splitting their time equally between being awesome and being busy, these five good time dudes have been jamming with each other and rolling with safety off for years, exploring the joys of heavy, lo tensile string vibrations and big, clever and funny over-amplification. Constantly losing speed and any contrivance towards motif/refrain induced empathy, they've drawn on the cosmos sustainable feedback resources, primal vocal gutter-balling and the logic of the repetition/augmentation exponential relationship, common from the stooges to swans, to grind out sprawling tides of shit-black, psyched-up (out) tar and reductive, chronologically-ignorant fucking hard rock donkey punch rhythms.


KR004 Glockenspiel 'Enspiel' CD

Using tapes, electronics and guitars through chains of effects, Adrian Dollemore's fundamentally earth-ground chords and astrally-projective processing paint a rural tonality with a bristling white afterglow. Glistening arpeggios rise and fall against gurgling analogue electronics, washes of processed cymbal and ethereal drone filigree. Pro pressed CD packed in a card slip case which was designed by Steve d'Enton.


KR003 Sunshine Republic / Flatlands 'Split' 12"

One 15 minute collection of melody and space from the money-grabbers, $un$hine Republic. Factory recording from years ago, turn it up and play it on 45. Flatlands populate the other side with 2 tracks of rural doom monotony.

Three-way split between Sunshine Republic/Krayon, Flatlands and Super Fi Records.


KR002 Jack Nicholson '48:00' CDR

Jack Nicholson grew out of experiments between Gish and Jeff during 2003. Recruiting laptop programmer Bart, a system was assembled that allowed improvisations that shared control of the musical narrative between all three players. Bridging the gap between three seperate simultaneous improvisations and pre-determined unity, laptops directly manipulate the sounds of the analogue instruments, which in turn manipulate feedback loops, all exploring the internal limits of the equipment's possibilities.

The results are layers of sound, the freedoms of which are ever shifting, and with a musical logic remains unpredictable. Drones, gitches, harmonies and noise all battle for space, as performances continue to evolve with no reference to anything other than the passing moment. This cdr documents 5 improvisations in a hand-made recycled card sleeve.


KR001 Glockenspiel 'And We Play Modern Hits Too' CDR

Six track collection of Adrian Dollemore's early electronics and loop experiments. Each copy comes in a hand made recycled card slipcase with unique hand-drawn artwork and a tracing paper insert.