KEVIN BLECHDOM

Children’s Suite and Live at PBS

(Dual Plover) 7-inch + CD $15.50 (Out-of-stock)

Possibly the sickest release produced by a label that specializes in a sweet variety of ill. Contrary to expectation, Kevin Blechdom (Belctum From Blechdom, Erase Errata) transforms the Beatles classic “Twist and Shout” into a celebration of prenatal pleasure. The first 500 copies come with a bonus CD of La Bleckles recorded live at PBS FM during her 2006 tour of Australia. Nice ’n’ womby.

BRADBURY

Instant Oblivion

(Dual Plover) CD $14.25 (Out-of-stock)

Sydney, Australia’s favorite chronically depressed, long-term unemployed, alcoholic, asthmatic, homosexual electronic music pioneer spent the waking half of two years concocting his third collection of solo works. If his previous Ruffini Corpuscle was a plumb designed to measure the depths of a luscious aural abyss, Instant Oblivan is the measurement discovered by its predecessor’s journey deep into exquisite musical epiphany. “Bradbury is a master sonic bricklayer,” concludes Mess + Noise, “who has the ins and outs of tension and release down pat.”

CAPTAIN AHAB

The End Of Irony

(Dual Plover) LP + CD $15.00 (Out-of-stock)

Electronic breakcore disco by Jonathan Snipes and crew. Dual Plover's edition (aka the red edition) is similar to Deathbomb Arc's (aka the blue edition), but not identical. Fifteen tracks total, five of which are not on the blue edition, two are on vinyl for the first time, and three are drastically reworked.

DEERHOOF

Live "Koalamagic"

(Dual Plover) Used CD $5.00

No-pop stunners recorded between 1996 and 2000.

DOKAKA

Human Interface

(Dual Plover - DP42) CD $16.00 (Out-of-stock)

Dokaka is a DIY human synthesizer: just a man and his voice. No effects, no auto-tune, no edits, no sampling. Not really a true beatboxer (he multitracks his vocals sometimes as many as 20 passes per song), he began vocally mimicking music while humming along to the television as a child and by the age of six was making tapes of his efforts. The bass-player missed a practice session by the band in which Dokaka played drums as a teenager, and he filled in by humming the bassline. The singer was so taken with his vocal ability he encouraged him to record more on his own. His vocal-only interpretations of Led Zeppelin, Slayer, The Rolling Stones, and many others gained cult status when his mp3s went viral (and attracted the attention of Björk, who incorporated his unusual skill into her 2004 Medúlla album). Available for the first time outside of Japan, Human Interface includes 17 hours of vocal insanity multi-tracked into 88 muttered micro-tracks.

AL DUVALL

Recluses Unite

(Dual Plover) CD $13.00 (Out-of-stock)

Spend the evening in the company of a bottle of whisky instead of your sweetheart, and the tune you bellow out in the wee hours -- with arms around a snake oil merchant and a boxing ballerina -- could well be a ditty from the mind of Al Duvall. He crafts wicked vaudevillian hits on banjo, kazoo, and various percussive detritus; his “gentle but deadly” songs draw from working-class music of pre-war America, blending jug-band, medicine show, music-hall, and Victorian parlor ballads. Duvall delivers a loving backhand to the fringe dweller in this expertly crafted collection of aural ephemera. With an overdose of morbid puns and sly innuendo, Recluses Unite is the perfect primer for any aspiring vagrant.

AL DUVALL

Timid Mischief

(Dual Plover) CD $15.25 (Out-of-stock)

An unguided tour guide down Memory Lane. First stop: turn-of-the-century style American folk played on banjo, kazoo, guitar, musical saw, and a collection of spittoons, frying pans and medicine bottles. Duvall’s vaudevillian songs are steeped in black wit, double entendre and clever wordplay about kleptomaniacs, moonshiners, criminals, loners and even more shadowy figures. Timid Mischief mixes old-timey, ragtime, sea shanty, Victorian parlor and jug band musics recorded on wax cylinders and other lo-fi devices. These songs should have been written between 1900 and 1930; he just never got around to it until now.

MERZBOW

Maschinenstil

(Dual Plover) Used CD $15.00

Ducks Battle Satan admires this 1998 disc for its “screaming torrents of feedback and white noise with the occasional industrial loop.” Masami Akita reveals that his fascination with an organ sound on an old Lee Michaels records is what compelled him to extrapolate on it using five oscillators, ring modulator, twenty pitch shifters, enhancers, limiters, and a one-second sample from a Terry Bozzio drum solo on a Frank Zappa album. Likewise, the speed and landscape of a particular Japanese rail line led him to compose use the classic TR606 drum machine.

NAKED ON THE VAGUE

The Blood Pressure Sessions

(Dual Plover) CD $14.25 (Out-of-stock)

(Siltbreeze) LP $14.00

Lucy Cliché and Mathew P. Hopkins dive deep into a world of apocalyptic pop and psychedelic weirdness with disparate vocals that grip onto menacingly hook-laden basslines and stabbing keys, pushed by an unrelenting drum machine far past the end of its warranty period. Expanding on the final moments of no-wave and what that imploded scene might have become, this nine-track punk assault ranges from almost danceable, short-and-sharp “hits” to gloomy, extended freak-outs. Life never looked so bleak. Vinyl reissue on Siltbreeze in early 2008. “Distilled nihilism.” —Drop Dead

NEW WAVER

Neuters

(Dual Plover) CD $14.25 (Out-of-stock)

A retrospective Best Of New Waver’s infamous cassette series spanning the 1990s -- essentially Top 40 hits with the lyrics changed to address all aspects of loserdom, or Weird Al with a severe case of neo-Darwinian pessimism (a worldview in which everything comes down to survival of the fittest, where the strongest and most dominant triumph and the rest are sidelined, ostracized, beaten up, and generally lead miserable, pointless lives). Inpress nailed it: “Boring folks from the tax office ... tired ... and beaten down by society ... singing boring songs from the ’80s. It sounds terrible, but it’s not. It’s genius.”

NOISE RAMONES

Rocket to D.N.A.

(Dual Plover) Used CD $7.00 (Out-of-stock)

From the summit of the remote Spazolopolis Mountains, ascended geekballs Eye and Yoshimi of The Boredoms join forces with king dirthead DJ Smallcock to unleash simpleton electronic wheeze, highbrow thwack, toothache Muzak, and metallic piranha fish running amok.

PURPLE DUCK

Duckside of the Moon

(Dual Plover - DP40) CD $10.25 (Out-of-stock)

Not to be confused with the Purple Loon, Purple Diver, Purple Grebe, Purple Gallinule or Purple Coot the Purple Duck is the more common name for the best MC in the world—hot enough to burn down a herd of yobbo MCs like pieces of wood. Dual Plover fans undoubtedly remember the Duck from his appearance on the seminal Suicidal Rap Orgy album Genital Warfare. The less threatening side of duckmania is on display here, with dope hip hop tracks alongside a quick succession of genres that fly hard and fast (everything from the punk rock of "Love Tampon" to the tear-jerking ballad "Everyone's Dying."). Australian import, as if you couldn't tell.

RICE CORPSE

Mrs Rice

(Dual Plover - DP41) CD $15.00 (Out-of-stock)

Only the government of Australia would dispatch a lunatic artist known for smashing amplified glass against his face to China as a cultural ambassador. Fortunately for Lucas Abela (aka Justice Yeldham), such a profile describes him perfectly. In Beijing for less than two months, he formed the pick up band Rice Corpse (named after the Chinese character for shit, which itself is the combination of two characters for corpse and rice), and jammed with them four times (two of which appear on Mrs Rice) before heading off for a ten-city tour of China. First to be recruited for drums was Yang Yang, whose antics in his own band Mafeisan have earned him a reputation as the craziest exponent of the conservative Beijing scene. His ultra-loud, out, and proud personality starkly contrasts with the mild-mannered and brutally shy saxophonist Li Zenghui, who came to the project as pianist, because, simply put, there were no suitable pianists in the city. Together as a trio for a limited time and without a common language to interrupt, they managed to create six varied and strangely focused improvisations. This despondent attempt at musicality is by far Abela’s most accessible work to date; the Yang-and-Li rhythm section forced the seasoned glass man to take the instrument in surprising new directions. TEDIUM HOUSE BEST OF 2009

SENYAWA

Acaraki

(Dual Plover) LP $20.00 (Out-of-stock)

Truly contemporary Indonesian music that pushes the boundaries of traditional Javanese music and avant-garde experimental music. Rully Shabara’s extended dada-esque vocal techniques punctuate the frenetic neo-tribalism of instrument builder Wukir Suryadi’s modern-primitive instrumentation (such as a thick stem of bamboo strung with percussive strips of the plant’s skin along side steel strings, which fuses elements of traditional Indonesian instrumentation with garage guitar distortion when amplified).

SISSY SPACEK

French Record

(Dual Plover) CD $15.50 (Out-of-stock)

Using full-on blur/grindcore as a starting point, Sissy Spacek has evolved toward the extreme, intense fringes of musique concrete. On this, their fifth proper album, they explore new territory, as always, and take unforeseeable turns into electro-acoustic improv, collage, industrial, noise and heavy metal, with a line up that includes Kevin Drumm, Kate Hall (Mika Miko), Sam Ott (The Fucking Angels), Corydon Ronnau, John Wiese, and C. Spencer Yeh (Burning Star Core).

DJ SMALLCOCK

Yinyue

(Dual Plover) Used CD $5.00

With a hopelessly romantic backstory in which the artist followed ViVi to China (after knowing her for mere days) during pre-Y2K madness that included the Macao handover and the trial of Falun Gong, this a fifty-minute edit of nine hours of Beijing radio is “a barrage of wildly distorted Chinese ramblings, brief encounters with actual songs, blips, and jerks of static.”

SWEDEN

Same Diff

(Dual Plover) Used CD $3.00

An “earsplitting audio autopsy” from 2002, with Sweden’s vocals and secondhand records accompanied by Garry Bradbury (on electronics and treatments) and the inmates of Fanny Deacon’s Retirement Home (percussion). “It’s like karaoke without the practice rooms, a cabaret noise style re-enactment of cataclysmic musical moments from the 1960s and ’70s performed with all the skill of a young council official.”

TOXIC LIPSTICK

Poopin

(Dual Plover) CD $13.00 (Out-of-stock)

The fractal-crackin’ third album by Brisbane, Australia’s favorite slumber party hosts, Synthia J. Pop & Cyndii Valentine, squeezed out while exchange students in Osaka, Japan. This reverse enema for the brain by the girls from the wrong side of the bike racks includes eleven steamy crowd-thumpers like “Rape Me,” “Itchy Balls,” and “Teen Mum,” all worthy of inclusion in any self-respecting rock eisteddfod production. Their unique brand of electro-crap –- compared favorably to "Sigue Sigue Sputnik scoring Mortal Kombat porn” -- is a bass sensation in the brown note that proves once and for all that turds can be polished, especially if contained in pants while gyrating on the dance floor.

VARIOUS ARTISTS

The Rebirth Of Fool Volume 1

(Dual Plover) Used CD $4.00

Tracks by Menstruation Sisters, Deano Merino, Justice Yeldham And The Dynamic Ribbon Device, Sabrina, Mu-Mesons, Volvox, New Waver, Scratch My Nose, Flash Moustache, Bass Herd, The Supercute Bye Byes, Dj Smallcock, Merzbow, Faxed Head, Runzilstern And Gurglestock, The Faxed Head, Ostomy. From 1997

VARIOUS ARTISTS

The Rebirth Of Fool Volume 2

(Dual Plover) Used CD $3.00

Tracks by Vivi, Melt-Banana, Funky Terrorist, Damien Gooley, New Waver, Sweden, Stacey Longbottom and The Tops, Sister Gwen McKay, Spasmodics, Kitchen Poofter, Ethan Walls, SA3, Golden Device, Jobs Daughters, DElire, Mute Freak, Bradbury, Simon Abulafia, M.O., Spanky, Toy Death, Meat Paste, Vocabularinist, Burner and Unknown Artist. From 2001

VARIOUS ARTISTS

The Rebirth Of Fool Volume 3

(Dual Plover) Used CD $14.25

Years of focus groups and market research went into the making of this perfect audio product for today’s consumer: the biggest load of shit ever, handbound in a 24-page gold-blocked book so fancy someone must have won Lotto. Dual Plover’s third installment in the series is one of their pearliest pearlers, their most impressively packaged and labor-intensive disc yet. So if you wanna dumb down between bouts of Xenakis and Cage — 7u? channeling Wesley Willis in an ode to Dual Plover; Fool veterans New Waver putting testimonials from mymiserablelife.com to music; songs of unrequited love wallowing in seedy Adelaide establishments; excerpts from instructional songwriting cassettes, absurd police tapes, and gay porn spoken in thick Australian accents — then this album is for you.

VOLVOX

Bad Earth

(Dual Plover) Used CD $5.00 (Out-of-stock)

2002 CD reissue of the limited edition 1991 cassette from this Australian band whose lead singer’s brain injury and subsequent speech impediments (due to a fall through a plate glass window) flips the idea and purpose of uncomfortable electronics, ugly depression, and deep despair on their heads. Epic.

JUSTICE YELDHAM

Justice Yeldham

(Dual Plover) LP picture disc $13.50 (Out-of-stock)

Twenty-six minutes of what's been described as "a trumpet player trapped in a two dimensional universe." Yeldham ecstatically purses his lips against sheets of amplified glass and throat sings, raspberries, and performs any kind of vocalization he can think of in between. Strangely controlled, oddly musical, simple, original, and bloody. Four tracks: "180211" (recorded live at Serial Space, Sydney); "Buzzies" and "Black Knight Cleans Bright" (both recorded January 2012); and "March of the Bodypumpers" (recorded 2009, previously available as mp3 download via Wire magazine).

ZOO

Trilogi Peradaban

(Dual Plover - DP42) CD $12.00 (Out-of-stock)

Zoo's successful concoction of punk rock seasoned with traditional music elements makes them a beacon of the Indonesian Underground. Their debut album, Trilogi Peradaban (Civilization Trilogy) is formed by three distinct movements forged from sessions in 2007 amd 2008; it traces the band's fast evolution from the Ruins-esque proto-punk of Neolithikum (New Stone Age) and Mesolithikum (Middle Stone Age) to the spontaneous, folkish, neo-traditionalism ranting of Palaeolithikum (Old Stone Age). Twenty-two tracks range from dissonant math-rock, expelled in quick Melt-Banana-like succession, to acoustic shamanistic vocal utterings produced with the skeletal lineup of drums, bass and djembe, all with the deft vocalizations by Rully Shabara Herman, who tells a story of the deterioration of cultural roots in modern civilization.