Tuesday, January 23, 2007


Important Records put out Ocean's demo on limited edition vinyl (500 copies). The demo 'Monument/Fork Lashing Eye' was released on CD-R in 2004 and then the band went on to record the epic debut 'Here Where Nothing Grows' which came out in 2005. They did a fine job on the packaging which includes hand pressed foil stamps on both sides of the jacket. The jacket itself is flimsy, but did a Japanese-style resealable plastic cover which contains OBI-esque strip at the bottom. The wax is fairly hefty even though its probably not 180g but it sounds great. They are supposed to have an album coming out in 2007 so I'll be looking forward to that.

Sunday, January 21, 2007


Yesterday my relapse order came with a couple more Harvey Milk CDs. Somehow Relapse got in copies of their first album, 'My Love Is Higher Than Your Assessment Of What My Love Could Be', and I was quick enough to order it before they were gone. I also ordered 'The Singles' which I believe collects all the songs they put on 7" vinyl and splits. So all that leaves is 'The Pleaser' and I'd say my Harvey Milk collection will be complete. I've heard that album goes for a ton of money on ebay so hopefully someone will reissue it. Troubleman Unlimited has said they are going to release an album they recorded years ago so I'm looking forward to that.

Friday, January 19, 2007

Three Lobed, Part 1

I received the Bardo Pond and Tom Carter collaboration from Three Lobed yesterda. For whatever reason they had a distributor return copies and I was lucky to snag it. I tried a couple of times to get it from ebay but the price was just too high.

At the same time I put in a pre-order for the new 500mg LP that comes with a bonus CD of more 500mg material. I'm very much looking forward to this.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Translation Loss

Back to back days of new arrivals. Today my order came from Translation Loss. I bought both of Mouth Of The Architect's albums. The have the Neurosis worship going on like Isis, etc. have but it's done well. Also included was the debut double album from Rosetta. I liked the sample on the TL website so I gambled a bit with it's purchase. $13 for a 2-disc set is a good deal though.

From Amazon's marketplace I ordered Finntroll's Jaktens Tid album. I'm not a huge fan of Viking metal but I love this album. The name says it all - they're from Finland and their songs are about Trolls. They also have some crazy polka-like breakdowns and some cool chanting on their tracks.

Today's haul:
Finntroll - Jaktens Tid (CD)
Mouth Of The Architect - Time & Withering (CD)
Mouth Of The Architect - The Time That Blinds (CD)
Rosetta - The Galilean Satellites (2CD)
Immolation - Harnessing Ruin (Promo CD sent with the Finntroll order)

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Robotic Lore

A couple of orders came today. Robotic Empire put out the double vinyl LP of Isis' new album here in the US. I managed to snag a copy of the violet colored wax that is limited to 299 copies. The vinyl sounds fantastic considering it's less than 180g. Apparently the EU version was on 180g platters. The other order came from Canada's Profound Lore Records who reissued Nadja's Bodycage with a couple of untitled bonus tracks not found on the CD-R version and a copy of Asunder's Works Will Come Undone. I don't know anything about Asunder other then they play some long, epic doom metal.

Friday, January 12, 2007

All That's Heavy Order

I ordered up a couple of the new releases from Elekrohasch along with the new Burning Saviours album which I couldn't find at Lou's Records. I also picked up Rise Above's double CD reissue of the first two Orange Goblin records which contains 3 bonus cuts. Since my order was over $50, I took advantage of their freebie offer and got the debut album by Davana.

My Sleeping Karma - My Sleeping Karma (CD)
Phased - Medications (CD)
Burning Saviours - Hundus (CD)
Orange Goblin - Time Travelling Blues / Frequencies From Planet Ten (2CD)
Danava - Danava (CD)

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

The Viking Of Sixth Avenue

The last three or four times I've been to Lou's Records they didn't have any of the Moondog albums I've been looking for, but Amazon did and I ordered from them. I ordered them Sunday and received them today. Now that's fast!

Moondog - Moondog (1956)
Moondog - More Moondog (1956) / The Story Of Moondog (1957)
Moondog - Moondog (1969) / Moondog 2 (1970)

Friday, January 5, 2007

Trip To Lou's

It's been awhile since I've been to Lou's Records and I had some Christmas money and a gift card to spend. So here is today's haul:

Steven R. Smith - The Anchorite 12"
Hush Arbors - Since We Have Fallen 12"
Wooden Wand & The Sky High Band - Second Attention 12"
Bardo Pond/Buck Paco - Split 12"
Crippled Black Phoenix - Sharks And Storms 10"

Bardo Pond - Selections: Volumes I-IV
Can - Future Days (2005 Remaster)
Comets On Fire - Field Recordings From The Sun
Comets On Fire - Blue Cathedral
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - The Good Son
Suishou No Fune - Where The Spirits Are
Victor Wooten - A Show Of Hands
Victor Wooten - What Did He Say?

Most of those CDs I have been putting off forever to buy so I'm happy to finally have them.

Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Corwood Order

The new Jandek album, 'The Ruins Of Adventure' (0787), and the DVD of 'Newcastle Sunday' (0783) arrived from Houston today. 'The Ruins Of Adventure' is a return to fretless electric bass and vocals that was last heard on 'Raining Down Diamonds'. I've always thought that bass guitar perfectly suits the style of singing and lyrical content that is found on most Jandek albums.