Matt Valentine + Erika Elder

MV & EE is a group of musicians focused around Matt "MV" Valentine and his partner Erika "EE" Elder. Matt Valentine was in the neo-psychedelic group, The Tower Recordings. While the duo recorded under many different names, including MV & EE Medicine Show and The Bummer Road, most of the records center around both artists and feature a rotating cast of additional musicians. Their style is self-described as "lunar ragas", with many of the lyrics dealing with celestial imagery. They combine Indian raga style composition with Appalachian folk and post-psychedelic electrical experimentalism. They use Western and Eastern acoustic instruments amplified and augmented with effects such as reverb, delay, and flange. Their compositions occasionally feature vocals, which are off-kilter and rambling, while seeming drugged.

TLR 062: MVEE ragas of the culvert LP

out of print.

released 17 june 2008. ragas of the culvert, previously self-released as a CD-R in an edition of less than 50 copies as well as a quickly sold out cassette on fuck it tapes, is a glorious revisiting of the lunar raga style that created so much of MV+EE's past. this meditative and purely instrumental six track voyage is guaranteed to transport you to distant worlds. click here for a downloadable preview, "you matter."

ragas of the culvert will be from an edition of 840 copies pressed on 180g RTI vinyl. the record will be housed within "old style" stoughton LP sleeves bearing a new design by both matt and erika. we are expecting this one to ship in early june. copies pre-ordered by may 20, 2008, were accompanied by a bonus CD, total loss songs (TLR-063), featuring 50 minutes of previously unreleased and newly recorded material.

TLR 063: MVEE total loss songs CD

out of print

released 17 june 2008. performed and recorded by matt valentine, erika elder and the golden road in late 2007 and early 2008. from a limited edition of 480 copies. included with all pre-orders of MVEE's ragas of the culvert LP.

Three Lobed Recordings

Ragas of the Culvert [2008]

Total Loss Songs [2008]


Dr Jacobssen said...

Nice to see this one, especially as I bought the original cd-r and missed out on Total Loss Songs which perhaps should have been a release in itself. So many thanks.
Any chance you can re up the titles from your previous MV & EE post or at least the ones that are no longer available. I've got so much by these guys and yet there is so much more and I love it all.

Breno Mendonça said...

Mv & EE repost is coming out. Probably on Tuesday i'll post a big collection of their records. Stay tuned!

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Dr Jacobssen said...

Nice one Breno you're a star.

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