Zomes is the new solo project of Lungfish guitarist Asa Osborne, who for this debut album strings together a number of misshapen lo-fi loops and miniatures across an album that references Vincent Gallo-style rundown melancholy, stargazing kraut rock, and a selection of organ-driven passages that bring to mind a miniaturised Religious Knives. Osborne is at his best on pieces like 'Night Signs', a beautiful, hiss-coated guitar phrase, repeated in a sombre, ambiguous fashion over a couple of minutes. It makes no associations or attempts at narrative, but there's undoubtedly something quite moving embedded within its diminutive frame. Elsewhere Osborne gets rocking a little harder, marrying overdriven chord sequences with rowdy, furniture bashing beats on the likes of 'Crowning Orbs' and the progged up 'All Together'. [boomkat]

Zomes - 2008 - Zomes [Holy Mountain - 55mb - V0)

Carrie Yury (feat. Will Oldham)

(2005) Carrie Yury (feat. Will and Paul Oldham, Colin Gagon, and Richard Schuler) - Mutter / 192k

"Back in June, the California-based photographer and Dolce Volante alum Carrie Yury displayed 700 free copies of her latest solo outing, the Mutter EP, in light-box towers at LA Design Center, and the exhibition itself seems to serve as an interesting bit of context to the incredibly engaging six-song disc.
(...)Recorded in Shelbyville, Kentucky in May, the disc is tender and fragile in the most human of ways — a 23-minute collection of folk-pop gems that are as a beautiful as they are beautifully understated. Far from the cold and well-plotted precision of the LA Design Center installation, the disc is warm and disarming and clearly benefits from the comforting charms of contributors Will and Paul Oldham, Colin Gagon, and Richard Schuler. While Schuler's able drum work may be best known from King Kong and the early days of Louisville punk heroes Squirrel Bait, it's the musical context brought to the table by Gagon and the Oldhams that may be most identifiable by listeners, a colloquial kind of folk-pop that may have defined itself best on post-Palace outings like Joya or Ease Down The Road."

Volcano The Bear






Matt Valentine Holoscanner Exhibition - 1998 - Ego Synchronicity Music

Matt Valentine - 2002 - Ragantula

Matt Valentine - 2003 - Glorious Group Therapy

Matt Valentine - 2004 - Creek To Creation

Matt Valentine - 2005 - I Burned One With God, But Cocola If I'm Still Peaking, Which Way Is The Sky

Matt Valentine, Erika Elder, Alex Neilson & Moses Jiggs - 2006 - Self-Titled

Matt Valentine - 2007 - P.K. Dick


Matt Valentine & Erika Elder - 2001 - Tonight One Night Only MV & EE in Heaven

Matt Valentine & Erika Elder - 2003 - Daybreak Of Cocola & The Plumage Overtones Of Black Patti

MV & EE Medicine Show - 2004 - Moon Jook

MV & EE Medicine Show - 2005 - The Uranian Ray

MV & EE Medicine Show - 2005 - The Suncatcher Blossoms a Nova and is So Grateful It is No Longer Willing To Dark the Sun

MV & EE - 2005 - Livestock Moon Forms-Rural Ragas Vol. 1

MV & EE - 2005 - We Offer You Guru

MV & EE - 2005 - Zone Of Domes

MV & EE with Bummer Road - 2005 - Live 09-06-2005 Anthology Film Archives

MV & EE With The Bummer Road - 2006 - Green Blues

MV & EE With The Bummer Road - 2006 - Deep Space Circuit

MV & EE With The Bummer Road - 2006 - Play Ellas McDaniel's 'Who Do You Love'

MV & EE With The Bummer Road - 2006 - Mother Of Thousands

MV & EE - 2007 - Ragas Of The Culvert

MV & EE - 2007 - Wharf Ra

MV & EE - 2007 - Mars Delta

MV & EE - 2007 - Goodbye Moonface

MV & EE - 2007 - Eye In The Pines

MV & EE With The Golden Road - 2007 - Iron Brew

MV & EE with the Golden Road - 2007 - Ringside Seat Nosebleed Tour

MV & EE With The Golden Road - 2007 - Gettin' Gone

MV & EE - 2008 - The Ground Ain't Dirty

Captain Beefheart



•Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Strictly Personal (1968) U.S.A.
•Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Safe As Milk (1967) U.S.A. Part1 - Part2
•Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - The Legendary A & M Sessions (1965) U.S.A.
•Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - The Mirror Man Sessions (1971) U.S.A. Part1 - Part2
•Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Lick My Decals Off, Baby (1970) U.S.A.
•Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica (1969) U.S.A. Part1 - Part2
•Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Unconditionally Guaranteed (1974) U.S.A.
•Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Clear Spot (1972) U.S.A.
•Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - The Spotlight Kid (1972) U.S.A.
•Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - I'm Going To Do What I Wanna Do (Live At My Father's Place 1978) (1978)(2CD) U.S.A. Part1 - Part2
•Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Live London (1974) U.S.A.
•Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Bluejeans & Moonbeams (1974) U.S.A.
•Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Ice Cream For Crow (1982) U.S.A.
•Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Doc At The Radar Station (1980) U.S.A.
•Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Shiny Beast (Bad Chain Puller) (1978) U.S.A.
•Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - The Grow Fins Rarities (1965-1982)(5CD) U.S.A.
Part1 - Part2 - Part3 - Part4 - Part5 -Part6
•Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - I May Be Hungry But I Sure Ain't Weird (1992) U.S.A.

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]

Will Oldham

(1998) Black / Rich Music EP / V0

Originally commissioned for a film, The Broken Giant, and released in 1996 in a very limited edition, this 20-minute disc has four rather vague songs (with a bit of lyrics lifted from D.H. Lawrence) and four brief instrumentals on their themes. The instrumentation's minimal--acoustic guitar, a little bit of wheezy organ--making it closer to Palace Brothers' Days in the Wake than anything else Oldham's done. At times, the lyrics seem like he's feverish and hallucinating, especially "The Risen Lord," with its broken singing about fear of life, and "Black/Rich Tune," which is barely even a song: constantly on the verge of collapse, though the rough beauty of the organ acts like a vivid brushstroke, a minimal gesture that affirms life.