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The Myrrors

Invocaciones: Singles And Strays (2014 - 2016)

    Cardinal Fuzz and Feeding Tube Records are proud to announce - The Myrrors ‘Invocaciones : Singles and Strays (2014 - 2016)’ - a dip into the archives with these shaman from Tucson, Arizona. ‘Invocaciones’ is a compilation of tracks previously available via the mediums of splits/lathes/cassettes and digital download, now all gathered together on this release with the added bonus of an extra 3 minutes added to a now extended ‘Eyes Of Copper’ and ‘Semillas Sembrades’ no longer split over two sides of a 7”.

    Over five tracks presented on ‘Invocaciones’ The Myrrors lose themselves in transcendental improvisation, from the opening track ‘Eyes Of Copper’ to ‘Invocación Por Un Verdadero Plan De Lucha Organizado Desde Abajo’ where The Myrrors are in free flowing circular raga mode. It’s a state of playing that takes take the listener into a deeply shamanistic ecstatic state that is both spellbinding and enrapturing, were you are treated to the music that rivals the free flowing communal progg freakdom of late 60’s/early 70s Germany/ Scandinavia but transported to the Arabian desert. Here a cacophony of flute and whistles, viola, tape loops, alto saxophone, bulbul tarang and guitars churn and cavort through ebbing cosmic shimmer and ecstatic pulsing ritualistic Eastern drones.

    Try imagining The Velvet Underground, The Taj Mahal Travellers and Parson Sound transported to the Arabian desert. It is ecstatic and otherworldly as you open up your mind and let everything come through – The Myrrors have found the keys to the kingdom of heaven.

    The Myrrors ‘Invocaciones : Singles and Strays (2014 - 2016)’ is presented in a laminated silver mirri board outer sleeve that best reflects the artwork of Claira Safi.

    Dead Sea Apes & Black Tempest

    Sun Behind The Sun

      Cardinal Fuzz and Feeding Tube Records are proud to present a long awaited reissue of Dead Sea Apes & Black Tempest – The Sun Behind The Sun. This re-issue is presented in a reflective Mirri Board reflective outer sleeve. Manchester’s Dead Sea Apes and Godalming’s Black Tempest engage in a mind meld of galactic proportions on this; both band’s first outing on vinyl.

      Both entities weave together seamlessly as Grey Alphabets recalls Goblin’s giallo soundtracks, whilst Wilder Penfield pulses with post-punk metal-loid Harmonia kraut vibes. Side 2 is given over to the 25+minute Heliopause - a dubby astral meditation, where Oneida meet Tangerine Dream in an elongated Komische drift. For fans of: Harmonia, Oneida,Goblin, Mogwai, Tangerine Dream.

      Dead Sea Apes & Nik Rayne

      Night Lands

        Hot on the heels of last year’s drone masterpiece, The Free Territory (FTR 457), comes this hot bowl of noodles from Manchester’s most elegantly wasted quintet. And while there might be apt comparisons to be made to some of the best current psych purveyors, the central thrill provided by these sounds makes me think of naught but prime Bay Area ballroom scene acid spew.

        The guitar lines unspool like electrical cables filled with acid punch, and remain crackling in the air for moments longer than you imagine they can remain afloat. The keys have a bit of a German overtone, but it’s the same sort of one that led to the flash of Popol Vuh’s United Artist albums (which are themselves, at heart, paeans to the Bay.) The sound here is the sort of thing true believers recall as the highest moments of Man in live concert flight. Raging, raving guitars to soak your soul once and for all.

        Don’t fear the downpour. Revel in it.
        -Byron Coley, 2020

        As darkness falls, once familiar territory is rendered alien and foreboding; full of weird and terrifying possibilities. These are Night Lands.
        Recorded live in the rehearsal room last December, the newly expanded 4 piece Dead Sea Apes lock into spooky nocturnal grooves, augmented by Nik Rayne (The Myrrors) who was over in the UK for the recording of 'Night Lands'

        Night Lands is comprised of 3 off-the-cuff improvised pieces, where Dead Sea Apes effortlessly mind meld with Rayne. Taking for a deep knowledge and love which you can hear seep through - At times Amon Duul (both!) at others times Earth with touches of what you imagine the Velvet Underground sounded like in the DOM - all touched with the presence of Bo Anders Persson.

        Dead Sea Apes, Adam Stone, Black Tempest

        Dataland

          Cardinal Fuzz and Feeding Tube Records are pleased to announce ‘DATALAND’, a collaboration between Dead Sea Apes, Black Tempest and Adam Stone achieved mainly through internet data transfer during the Covid lockdown of 2020. Insistent, evolving electronic sounds encounter a variety of guitars and percussion, from the clockwork kosmische of 'Lost Hours' to the stumbling nosie dub of 'Shop Soiled', while Adam Stone's words meditate on life in the post-industrial west, our increasingly atomised and data-driven society and its logical conclusion in a corporatised dystopia.

          'Dataland' is a meditation upon the average existence of a 'developed-world' human in the early 21st century. Whilst not struggling with the harsh physical demands of industrial labour as we did in the recent past, our plight continues to embody the melancholia and confusion of alienation. Under the bewildering complexity of rationalised social and economic systems, we may indeed have become unwitting prisoners within, what the sociologist Max Weber termed, "the iron cage of bureaucracy" - tripping the minutes away in a daily pantomime of data-driven surrealism. This six song collection is a fusion of electronica, monologue, 'real drums' and guitar, and was recorded at various locations in sad old England over the last two years or so. An almost psychedelic sense of puzzlement, nausea and fatigue accompanies being lost in the omnipresent number-generating machines and anti-human modelling systems that now run our world. This is the realisation that defines the essence of the album - that your life is now only as real as what is displayed on the screen of your constant technological companion.

          Prana Crafter

          MorphoMystic

            Prana Crafter is William Sol, a musical mystic who blends the raw energies of nature with guitars, synthesizers, singing bowls, and a dose of flow-consciousness. The resulting sonic nectar flows out from the amplifier, cascading in the mind of the listener, splashing mantras against the listener’s third ear. Some music is meant to entertain, to be consumed like flashing patterns on a TV screen. Not so with the music of Prana Crafter. This music is a sonic-tapestry of energies that are meant to envelop the listener and deliver a message that, as Sol puts it, cannot be known through symbol or through sign.

            Likened to artists across the psychedelic and folk spectrums—Popul Vuh, Agitation Free, Six Organs/Ben Chasny, —Sol’s self-professed mentors-in-spirit Jerry Garcia, Jimi Hendrix, and Manuel Göttsching are present as well in familiar and surprising ways. In review it has been said that Prana Crafter’s music is “an example of psych-folk at its finest” (Raven Sings the Blues), “like a long lost pressing from the early 70s, it’s a mist shrouded mysterious meditation” (Shindig Magazine), and even that, “few other musicians are making music as ambitious and genuine as Prana Crafter” (The Active Listener).

            Will has said he thinks of himself as a conduit when recording and with ‘MorphoMystic’ Prana Crafter are creating truly Cosmic Music, a synthesized mediation – think if you will of Terry Reilly and Sandy Bull blending their hypnotic energy flow together. ‘MorphoMystic’ is a 35 minute kosmische inspired acid opus that lets your mind venture in the slipstream, between the viaducts of your dream before gently flaoting you back down to earth.

            Presented in a lush Gloss Laminated Outer Sleeve with exquisite artwork design by John Nicol.

            Tambourinen

            Wooden Flower

              Centripetal Force (North America) and Cardinal Fuzz (UK/Europe) are excited to announce the upcoming release of Tambourinen’s Wooden Flower, a vinyl edition of the much lauded and sought after cassette released earlier this year through Avant-Unity Music. Tambourinen is the project of Grant Beyschau, a multi-instrumentalist and part of the braintrust behind The Myrrors. Beyschau recorded, performed, and mixed the entire album himself. The album is dominated by deep grooves, entrancing rhythms, and a massive swirl of sound that recalls the Kosmische era of German music and takes on an almost spiritual tone.


              The Janitors

              Noisolation Sessions Vol. 1

                Cardinal Fuzz and Little Cloud Records are proud to bring to you for your listening pleasure the 5th album by your favorite Swedish purveyors of heavy drones, fuzzed nightmares and stökpsych – The Janitors – ‘Noisolation Sessions Vol.1’.

                ‘Noisolation Sessions Vol.1’ is a testament of three months in disturbing times. In March 2020 The Janitors had their new Album written and studio time booked -ready to unleash their latest shamanic fuzz meltdowns, then corona hit and everything changed. They figured they would go down into their own studio to work on those tunes some more until things passed over. While working there they recorded what they felt was a most apt tune for that moment back in Spring 2020 – A cover of Joy Divisions – ‘Isolation’ – It was epic and the reaction they got confirmed it. It re-energised The Janitors and in doing so the creative juices flowed and a though kicked in - that the next week they just start writing new songs, but with the same dogmatic rules, one night of recording, one week of mixing and then it's done - A challenge of just letting the creativity flow but then leaving the song as a testament to that moment.

                These six songs are the product, All of it The Janitors came up with on the spot, all ideas were welcome as improvisations leads to new and far-out places, but also the occasional wrong note, lyrics reflecting the strange days we were witnessing and how they affected us, the people we love and the world. The Janitors say this is by far their least worked through art, but it turned out to be some of the best songs The Janitors have ever produced.
                The next album will be recorded as soon as corona is gone, until then we'll see if there will be a volume 2 of the Noisolation series. Always and forever, fuck all right wing and capitalist oppressors. To create is to resist. To resist is to create.

                Fuzz love from The Janitors

                Alien Mustangs

                Beat Of The Earth

                  Cardinal Fuzz and Little Cloud Records are delighted to bring to you for your listening pleasure – Alien Mustangs – ‘Beat Of The Earth’.

                  Emanating sonically (and physically) from Thessaloniki, Greece, the band has been crafting its unique blend of '60s-flavored, hypnotic, space-psych trippiness since 2013, releasing their debut LP "Alienation" in 2018 (on the always great Sound Effect Records) - this follow up 'Beat Of The Earth' is a shimmering wash of the most lysergic, cosmic and melodic music to have reached out ears so far in 2020.

                  Their mutant psych / space hybrid is deeply rooted in sixties garage, and while still paying tribute to their influences,(((Loop))), Spacemen 3, The 13th Floor Elevators and The Stooges, ‘Beat Of The Earth’ has a Teutonic beauty that brings to mind Harmonia.

                  Opening tracks ‘Sound Of No Future’ and ‘Fairy Meadows’ are both super- kosmische space rock epics where Alien Mustangs create an alluring, thick miasma that practically invites you to lose your bearings in their incandescent, the hallucinogenic cosmic glory.

                  On the flip over and we get Alien Mustangs in a fuzzed up Stooges pounding strung out guitar grind, where tidal waves of guitar drones detonate in your mind, Hawkwind inspired freak flag wildness flies with an added dose of motoric krautadelia. ‘Beat Of The Earth touches down gently with he lilting ‘Waiting The Dawn’ – a track that shimmers and glides with serene beauty as you melt blissfully into the ether of its serene beauty.

                  The Heads

                  Reverberations Vol. 2

                    Cardinal Fuzz / Rooster are pleased to bring to you the latest volume in the Reverberations series – 'The Heads – Reverberations Volume 2'. This time we dive into The Heads archives for the Reverberations Series to bring you The Heads recorded live at the Thekla (6th December 2001) as part of the ‘The Gnostic Bash: A Tribute to Kenneth Anger'. This was part of a tribute programme (which included a performance of John Zorn and others playing to Anger’s ‘Magick Lantern Cycle at the Anthology Film Archives in New York) to help raise money for Anger’s long- cherished ambition to make a film of Aleister Crowley's Gnostic Mass, and documentary film-maker Jon Ausbrooks' then work in progress documentary about Anger, ‘Inside the Eye of Scorpio Rising’.

                    Sean Cook was tasked with putting a bill of artists together in which bands played to a partial recreation of Anger’s ‘Equinox of the Gods’ a live film of The Magick Powerhouse Of Oz band who featured Bobby Beausoleil (later imprisoned for life for the Manson Family-related murder of Gary Hinman). The energy captured within these grooves here is extraordinary; for over 40 minutes (with no breaks to catch your breath and get your head together) you are treated to primo Heads in full flight.

                    This two track performance starts with an utterly mind destroying version of k.r.t that lasts for near on 30 minutes. Playing to a back drop of Anger screenings and a barrage of strobes and smoke The Heads create an effect akin to your head been sucked through time and space and turned inside out – and that is before we even get to the grande finale of ‘Spliff Riff’ – a relentless onslaught that has you picking your head off the floor only for it to be sucked straight back down again. Take a deep breath, dive in and grin.

                    White Manna

                    Arc

                      Cardinal Fuzz (in conjunction with Centripetal Force for North America) presents the seventh full length album from veteran psychonauts White Manna. Long recognized as one of the leaders of the modern psychedelic movement, White Manna's ARC builds upon an already impressive discography and further develops the band's always evolving approach to sound and songwriting.

                      This nine song journey sees the band exploring new directions that are more meditative in nature, a welcome development in light of the current state of world affairs. The song "Mythic Salon" certainly demonstrates such intent, as well as growth. ARC, the band’s first release since last year's Ape on Sunday, was recorded at guitarist Anthony Taibi's 3D Light Studios in Humboldt County, California. The songwriting this time around took on more of an inward process, both musically and thematically.This shift allowed for more spontaneity and improvisation than their previous efforts.

                      This was especially true when it came to translating musical passages that had already become part of the band's live repertoire. ARC is not a concept album per se, but its focus on such an omnipresent icon certainly leaves the listener a variety of avenues for interpretation, making this the most daring and unique album in the White Manna discography.

                      STAFF COMMENTS

                      Barry says: White Manna have spawned a beautifully hypnotic set of recurring riffs and slowly evolving synth soundscapes on 'Arc'.Guitars and woodwind slowly phase in and out of the sound spectrum, making their mark in cavernous echoes and shadowy resonant delays, while more driven pieces have all of the instrumental heft you'd expect, smashing out the stoner grooves and brain-melting percussion.

                      Banshee

                      Livin' In The Jungle

                        Cardinal Fuzz and Feeding Tube Records are proud to present the Napalm Blast that is the forthcoming new Banshee record – ‘Livin’ In The Jungle’.

                        Hailing from Boston and blazing red hot cinders through your eyes Banshee channel widescreen, kick out the jams motherfuckers psyche-rock-a-rama with a singer doing his best to channel both Alice and Iggy. Yes they rock like crazy and play with the fired up fury of The Stooges, MC5 and The Alice Cooper Group as they let their freak flag fly.

                        On ‘Livin In The Jungle’ Banshee detonate over 11 tracks of pure diamond arrangements that will lay you out flat and have your head swirling from the whallop of the sleazy voodoo racket that Banshee have created. Informed in equal parts by the intensity of 60’s Detroit and The Alice Cooper Group and with a rhythmic underbelly the calls on in parts the funk explosion of WAR. From the opening Intro of ‘Genesis’ amid a barrage of bells, chimes jungle sounds and a group feeling the funk they lay straight into ‘The Law’ where without missing a beat and over a blast of guitar riffs, dive bombing bass lines, thunderous drums and a voice that spits out and caterwails with a vengeance you find Banshee freewheelin’ into what will become your favourite rock’n’roll LP for 2020. The engine has started and the whole record is executed at a breakneck pace that is a furious rollercoaster ride to sweet oblivion. On the final epic sprawl that is ‘Caged birds’ which starts out with a garage like Sister Ray bump’n’grind chug before descending into a glorious meltdown of fuzzed up wah wah guitars and glockenspiels before everything finally fades back into the jungle. ‘Livin In The Jungle’ is one rabid rock’n'roll animal of a record. 

                        The GR Record Head

                        The GR Record Head

                          No-bullshit underground free-rock and proto-punk dosage featuring a multi-piece line up of GRs !

                          This acetate slab of defiant mixture makes the magic happens like an hallucinatory disenchantment incorporated into some ultra vindictive power… Infectious, scary, brutal, elegiac, freakish and wickedly stylish, GR’s fifth solo album The GR Record Head pushes the boundaries straight up to cook your synapses.

                          Once again, the album comes out outside of the standards, with no other backing than GR himself on all instruments plugged into overheated tubes, then a few dusty razor-like moving coil transducers, a mixing board built like a Panzer and an analog 4 track reel to reel recorder from another age.
                          GuitaRazing, frenzied riffing and cranked soloing vagabondage on corroded strings, mesmeric tone, acid rave ups, rhythms like catapults, motorik plus deconstructive free forms, opaque vocals full of venom and fuelled by raw lines & metrics…— Now pair all that with the craft of fixing sounds onto an early 80s’ 1/4 inch reel tape and you got an idea of what The GR Record Head is all about.

                          The Mother of all fuckers in actual D.I.Y/Low-Fi Rock’n’roll.

                          Plastic Crimewave Syndicate

                          Massacre Of The Celestials

                            Cardinal Fuzz are proud to present to you - Plastic Crimwave Syndicate - ‘Massacre Of The Celestials’. Steven Krakow (aka Plastic Crimewave) is a dark sonic visionary whose every output is infused of the deepest psychedelic music (or just plain old music) out there. With Plastic Crimewave Syndicate you are treated to a howling, menacing, throbbing freak-out sthat is never for the faint hearted. Aided by skronkin' sax goddess Taralie Peterson (aka Louise Bock/Tar Pet) of avant musical coven Spires that in the Sunset Rise, Plastic Crimewave Syndicate go into uncharted realms on their 4th new epic album, "Massacre of the Celestials." Recorded over the course of a tumultuous year on this small planet, a concept emerged of a story we all know and love--the rise and fall of humanity, and then the post-apocalyptic rebirth of a new furtherly-dystopian mutated world. PCWSyndicate didn't discriminate with the freaky sonic tools needed to craft this molten behemoth of a LP, utilizing: damaged waves of No Waves, free-festival rave-ups that punters will knock down fences to pogo to, monochord Doom ruminations...and could that be groovy post-post-punkin' Funakdelica? These cosmic cats also go to the roots of all: The Blooz--elemental, drugged, n grungey--and like JAZZ, MAN! (free, not expensive, for thee people). Plastic Crimewave (bellows/guiterror), Kosmik Jru (bass rumble), and Jose "The Beast" Bernal (kit smash), keep the freaks a-rollin and a-tumblin on an LP destined to score the end of this feeble Earthen sphere. 

                            The Janitors

                            15 Years Of Fuzz And Folkol

                              Cardinal Fuzz present - The Janitors and ‘15 Years of Fuzz and Folköl’ - a celebration of Sweden's finest purveyors of Throbbing Fuzz and Feedback.

                              15 years ago a night of heavy drinking resulted in the formation of The Janitors - a creative project that has been the center of founder member Jonas and Henrik’s lives ever since. Over that time 5 drummers, 8 percussionists and 3 bass players have passed through The Janitors grinder. They have released 3 full length albums, 5 e.ps and a bunch of singles, as well as sharing stages with many great bands and have got to travel the world.

                              Gathered on ‘15 Years of Fuzz and Folköl’ are a collection of songs and sounds that reflect the different phases of The Janitors development, ranging from full on Fuzz and Feedback to Gospel Choirs and back to the dark menacing head swirling throb that The Janitors have made their own sound. The Janitors cherry picked 23 songs (all included on the digital download) that have never been released on any of their many LPs/EPs or singles. The Janitors then did battle with Dave (Cardinal Fuzz) and Mike (Little Cloud Records) in nailing down these 9 tracks that ended up on the vinyl edition of ‘15 Years of Fuzz and Folköl’. Afterwards we all dusted ourselves down and wondered how these tracks had ever fallen through the cracks - It may just become your favourite Janitors release so far.

                              15 years of Fuzz and Folköl is pressed on solid yellow vinyl and comes with a digital download link with an extra 80 minutes of music (14 extra tracks).
                              *Footnote Folköl is a very Swedish thing. You can’t buy proper beer in the stores, only low alcohol versions and these are called folköl or “people’s beer”. That beer has fuelled most of the tunes here.*

                              Birth

                              Live In Tucson

                                Cardinal Fuzz are proud to present to you Birth – Live In Tucson. Birth is the project of Grant Beyachau and Nik Rayne from The Myrrors who performed as Birth for this live improvisational performance in Tucson (USA). The performance was captured onto a handheld recorder (you can hear instrument leads buzz and cut out for a second here and there as things start up) as Birth, seated on the floor, journey towards a state of transcendence in front of a small but appreciative audience.

                                Taking cues from Terry Riley, LaMonte Young as well as Spacemen 3 (Dreamweapon) – minimalist artists who offer no concessions to the listener except to surrender yourself to the drone. Grant creates swirling cyclic passages via analogue synthesizer and tape machine loops as Nik conjures subliminal notes via guitar and space echo. Over 25 minutes they create an experience of devotional music influenced by Middle Eastern and Sufism cultures – as notes bleed and swirl together in a lysergic haze. Its fluidity is its greatest strength as the piece offers no navigation points – all they ask is that through a mixture of drone, repetition and simple melodies that you surrender yourself to the trance-like and hallucinatory delirium created. It is captivating.

                                Live in Tucson is a one off 300 pressing – all black vinyl. Housed in a 350gsm sleeve and given a private press like presentation via the sleeve and labels. Download Code Included.



                                The Myrrors

                                Curved Entrances

                                  Cardinal Fuzz are proud to bring ‘Curved Entrances’, a dip into the archives with those shaman from Tucson, The Myrrors. Two tracks totalling over 30 minutes recorded back in the Winter months of 2014 at the first rehearsal with Guitar Wizard Conner Gallaher on board (joining Nik Rayne on 12 String and Grant Beyachau on Drums). Whatever spiritual incantations were placed before this rehearsal no-one can no longer remember but these two recordings stand as a testament that something very special was happening that night. This is psychedelia of the cosmic/koummune vibe as the trio strike up from an earthy hypnotic opening refrain until they hit a shamanistic ecstatic state that is both spellbinding and enrapturing. A band playing in their own space and caught under their own spell of improvisation that takes both band and the listener on a sonic nirvana as The Myrrors open your mind via the power of amplification and elevation. So please open up your mind and let everything come through – The Myrrors may just have found the key to the kingdom of heaven.

                                  Tengger

                                  Segye

                                    There's a symmetry to be had here: duo’s name translates to “Skygod” and “heaven”, duo provides soundtrack for “aural hang-gliding”. What looks to be a simple equation becomes far more immersive and lush as you soar in and out of the grooves of “Segye”. Your guide this time out: Tengger.

                                    In ’05, itta (voice, Indian harmonium, toys) and Marqido (analogue synths) began a new, shifting musical life as 10 in Seoul, South Korea. To mark the massive March ’11 earthquake in Japan, 10 took a step in their evolution by becoming (((10))). The ground moved in a much different way when son RAAI arrived in ’12. Not missing a beat, or a good sign, (((10))) expanded to become Tengger. itta and Marqido, now with RAAI, incorporated all the adventures their self-described traveller family might have into their immediate lives and the sounds being being generated as Tengger. Touring the US, Asia and Europe, Tengger assimilate audience reaction and the myriad experiences of exploring and turn those elements into pillars of their sound, raw material for both foundation and take-off. It’s no surprise, and absolutely fitting, that ‘Segye’ (세계)–Korean for world–encompasses the mind, time and space.

                                    ‘Segye’ began taking shape in ’16 at Slow Slow Quick Quick (Seoul) during the demonstrations against President Geun-hye Park. Then, during the candle demonstration, artist Beck Jeajung made his voice heard and seen. Tengger, picking up on the synchronization, asked Jeajung to bring his art to the album taking shape. This environment, this bigger picture of family and community—this ‘Segye’—feeds the album as much as Tengger's own inner circle and outbound adventures. Their lush electro/drone psych may be the product of knobs, wires and electricity, but it's made from the experiences that only the real world can provide, both immediate and distant. These inner and outer dynamics, often at odds with each other, fuse to give the pulsing of ‘Segye’ a subtle luxuriance that celebrates the humanity inherent in their music. itta's voice melds and dances with the sonic patterns and processes, to continually layer, move and build on each other to not only lift the listener upwards, but to take them to places to take off again; destination to be determined. 

                                    Black Bombaim

                                    Zone Of Resident Bodies

                                      Cardinal Fuzz and Lovers & Lollipops are proud to bring to you the new magnum opus from Black Bombaim titled 'Zone Of Resident Bodies'. Black Bombaim approached their latest creation with the mindset of pushing the boundaries of their musicianship by working with three different electronic composers in three unique recording settings -an old workers auditorium, a huge empty space on the postal office building and on a reverberation room on the university of engineering. Working with Jonathan Saldanha, Luís Fernandes, Pedro Augusto helped Black Bombaim break free of the constraints of a band in a recording studio as each new recording environment and composer brought new textures and ambiance to the music created. It really is rather special to hear.

                                      “this is an amazing album of collaborations that I am sure has taken the participants outside of their respective comfort zones to produce a set that is innovative and explorative. You really will need to hear it all to fully appreciate its strength and breadth because it is outside those zones of familiarity where true expression can flourish… and flourish it certainly does here.” Psych Insight.

                                      Prana Crafter

                                      MindStreamBlessing

                                        Cardinal Fuzz and Eiderdown Records are pleased to bring forth Prana Crafter and 'MindStreamBlessing' An electric mantra from the deep heart of the Pacific Northwest woods, "MindStreamBlessing" beckons you to relax and crack open your mind for a little while. Prana Crafter is Will Sol, practitioner of fine guitar spell-casting and audio fortune telling. A heady brew of guitar, drums, and organ that traces its majestic lineage from both the wayward strains of a cosmic Americana blues and the rustling sunshine daydreams of a future primitive past. The tunes contained herein drift and sway through the windmills of your mind, leaving the sweet aftertaste of pine and ocean mist. Accept this MindStreamBlessing as a balm for these troubled times.

                                        Old Mexico

                                        Old Mexico

                                          In 2016 Dead Meadow’s Jason Simon ventured north to San Francisco to take part in the Family Folk Explosion: a Last Waltz-style concert series hosted by Trans Van Santos and what the SF Weekly has called "his band of Merry Pranksters." Simon picked a handful of songs to perform with the Trans Van Santos band, leaning heavily on unrecorded material and selections from his last solo album. When he arrived in San Francisco for rehearsals he was immediately taken with the band’s much jazzier interpretations of his songs; a particular revelation coming from the loose and idiosyncratic swing of San Francisco drummer and Spirit Jazz elder Dave Mihaly (known for his work with Jolie Holland and his own group; Dave Mihaly & The Shimmering Leaves Ensemble).

                                          Of all the songs that Jason Simon brought to the table that evening, none were more important to the future NorCal/SoCal collaboration between these two sonic tribes than “Past the Western Wall;" a song Simon felt necessitated a Free Jazz approach that had proven difficult to capture. Not so in San Francisco, where the song became the lengthy and searching centerpiece of the set. Behind Dave Mihaly’s inspired work on the trap kit, Jason Simon’s exploration of Indian motifs on lead guitar, and the Bob Weir-like rhythmic accompaniment of Trans Van Santos, the song found its wings, stretching freely in the open landscape of the songs middle section. Clocking in at nearly fifteen minutes, “Past the Western Wall" was the clear highlight of a show that featured more than a few bright moments. The next morning Jason Simon drove back to Los Angeles with a copy of Dave Mihaly’s most recent album and an invitation to join Trans Van Santos at the TVS2 sessions in Joshua Tree, California the next month.

                                          Jason Simon listened to the Dave Mihaly album on the drive back to Los Angeles and then he listened to it again, and again. The next month in Joshua Tree he presented Trans Van Santos with a proposition to record an album featuring material from the three songwriters. They pow-wowed and smoked the peace pipe and formulated a plan: the album was to be recorded in both San Francisco and Los Angeles, in the northern reaches of Old Mexico, and feature contributions from members of their respective solo projects. Songs would be recorded live over a couple of sessions with very few overdubs. “Western Wall" would be the foundation that the album would be built upon. Jason Simon would produce and steer the ship through the process and toward completion. This album is the fruit of that cross genre and multigenerational collaboration out on the edges of West. Welcome to Old Mexico.

                                          Sunflare

                                          On

                                            Cardinal Fuzz are excited to bring to you at last the long awaited Sunflare LP - “ON”. After three previous releases of brain frying high volume pedal to the metal freak-outs Sunflare are at last back to bring some serious brain buzzing primitive punk scorch to a prevailing M.O.R. psych scene in need of some serious face melting. Hailing from Lisboa, Portugal - Sunflare are a scorchin’ power trio specialising in High Energy Psychedelic Speed Freak wipe outs. ON is here to fry minds and with a driving rhythm section that brings new meaning to the word relentless and a guitar player that is perpetually free form feedback soloing over every second committed to wax via the gnarliest of fuzz and wah-wah pedal abuse. Over two sides of vinyl there is never any let up as Sunflare deliver a blazing eruption of ear piercing sound. With ON also comes a second LP of the long out of print “C-30 Red Tape” release (only ever available as a Cassette back in 2010). As soon as you put this on you will see WHY they were so desperate to include this as part of the ON package and commit it to vinyl at long last. If you like High Rise, Comets On Fire and drinking petrol then this is the band and record for you. 

                                            The Sand Pebbles

                                            Ghost Transmissions

                                              *LTD COPIES AVAILABLE*Cardinal Fuzz are proud to introduce Melbourne's The Sand Pebbles and a long awaited vinyl pressing of their psychedelic flower punk classic - “Ghost Transmissions”. Formed on Bastille Day on the set of Neighbours by three of the show's screenwriters Christopher Hollow (bass), Ben Michael (guitar)and Piet Collins (drums) their debut LP Eastern Terrace was a minor classic and the this follow up release - Ghost Transmission was lauded by The New York Times, The Sunday Times, The Wire and Ptolemaic Terracope. Like a classic pop album of old where every track feels like ear candy for the brain, The Sand Pebbles take you on a trip from Summer Blissed out Pop to head nodding wig-outs. Not once does the quality ever dip as Ghost Transmissions explodes from the eye of the universe with sun-kissed explosions of melody.

                                              Ghost Transmissions is presented in a beautiful 320gsm gloss laminated sleeve with 2 inserts and is pressed on Heavy weight Black Vinyl (poly lined inners) and includes a 20 track download which features the original 11 album tracks plus 9 additional tracks (outtakes and live material from the time).

                                              Velvet Elevator

                                              Principum

                                                Cardinal Fuzz are proud to introduce the debut LP from Wollongong’s Heavy Psychedelia outfit Velvet Elevator. With guitars set to Open C and amps, cabs and fuzz pedals set to 11 Velvet Elevator build a wall of sound so dense that at first it may overload your temporal lobes. Covering themes of Anthropomorphism, Religion and Armageddon and focused roughly on the Revelation chapter of the bible the two closing tracks of Principium tell the story of the Blood Moon which is traditionally a series of apocalyptic beliefs appearing in the bible - ITS HEAVY. Velvet Elevator bring the dirge but they show their garage chops with a sound that shares comparisons to The Heads (the melding of Heavy Bottom Ends and Garage), Sabbath and of course The Wiz as tracks delve into Drone,Psychedelia and Doom. Heavy isn’t about volume, it’s about attitude and these Wollongong boys have it. A 300 Pressing on blood red and black swirl vinyl. Presented in a 320gsm gloss laminated wide spine sleeve with download code. “Flies like The Heads and Hawkwind with a huge dollop of Sabbath and Electric Wizard. Heavy psych dirges that will tear your nugget in half” Optical Sounds

                                                Various Artists

                                                Sonic Attack At Liverpool Psych Fest - Stay Holy

                                                  To celebrate Cardinal Fuzz hosting the Cardinal Fuzz Sonic Attack stage at this year’s Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia, the good Cardinal is releasing STAY HOLY to showcase some of the finest acts to have graced the LPF stage.

                                                  On this opus, we have the titanic Black Bombaim’s Alexandria, the mighty White Manna’s Slow Dust, the incredible Carlton Melton’s Bloody Mary Jane, the incandescent Dead Sea Apes’ Coronal and tumultuous Kandodo3’s (captured by The Cardinal himself in vintage lofi Kornyfone fidelity) Laud The Hyena. 

                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  Side A
                                                  1. Black Bombaim - Alexandria
                                                  2. White Manna - Slow Dust
                                                  Side B
                                                  1. Dead Sea Apes - Coronal
                                                  2. Carlton Melton - Bloody Mary
                                                  Jane (Studio Version)
                                                  3. Kandodo3 –laud The Hyena (Live ATP)

                                                  White Manna

                                                  Pan

                                                    After a series of staggering albums, White Manna return to Earth with a new album of white hot solar rock on Cardinal Fuzz/Captcha. Named after the mischievous nature god from Greek mythology, Pan finds White Manna peaking, whipped into shape by touring a ferocious live set, as witnessed at Liverpool Psych Fest by many fans who joined the band in a head popping frenzy as they soaked in the intensity of White Manna.

                                                    Pan is the next logical step for White Manna, as tracks flow from guitar blasting amplifier destroying worship to super-cosmische space rock epics and then comes back for more ferocious Stooges pounding fuzzed up Hawkwind inspired freak flag waving wildness. Inspired by the Northern Californian landscape, the natural mystic of Pan is informed by, as guitarist David Johnson states, “…the trees, beaches, and open spaces where we live are all integral parts of our approach to music.”

                                                    The album recording was dialled in at the Compound Manila and laid to tape at Lucky Cat Recording by the legendary Phil Manley. The psychedelic mazes on the cover art are brought to you by the amazing, AP Shrewsbury. Pan is an album of a band at the height of their game. This spring, White Manna will put the pedal to the metal, hitting up the southwest of the States with Mugstar and sharing the stage with the likes of the 13th Floor Elevators, Thee Oh Sees and The Myrrors at Austin Psych Fest.


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