ALIQUID

Kriegspiel

(Nashazphone - NP11) LP $25.00 (Out-of-stock)

Parisian free improvisation by Jean-Marc Foussat (VCS3) and Sylvain Guerineau (tenor sax). Jazzbos and apeshit Euro improv buffs know the former from his totally twisted classic Abattage LP (Pyjama 1983) and the latter from collaborations with Sunny Murray, Henry Grimes, Joe McPhee and Francois Tusques, to namedrop a few. Edition of 250

ALVARIUS B

Alvarius B vs Abdel Baqy Byro in Cairo

(Nashazphone - NP020) LP $20.00 (Out-of-stock)

Seemingly tossed-off spontaneity is the intoxicant with which Alvarius B vs Abdel Baqy Byro in Cairo is heavily laced. This 39-minute lenticular collage recalls Tangier-era Burroughs in its concealment of structure behind a veneer of arbitrary free association, with Alvarius B. delivering his take on contemporary behavioral dementia in a style that veers from the nocturnal yammer of legendary somniloquist Dion McGregor to salty neo-Yossarian ravings to the casual vitriol of a misanthrope who knows he’s entertaining. It’s the kind of trip a modern-day Slothrup might take after smoking polyester shrubbery and over-indulging in candiru sushi served by an erotic topiary gardener in exile for masturbating on the wall outside a 19th Century French orphanage — overseen by The Sinister Extemporizer himself, Alan Bishop. It was recorded live all over Cairo (in cars, trains, apartments, garages, cafes, bars, on rooftops, on the street) with a backline that includes little else beyond an acoustic guitar and a radio. Field recordings, glitchy wheeze underpinnings, and snippets of space murble garnish the album, but site-specific stuffing is what gives this kataif its particular flavor: a rapped tribute to the murdered members of a hardcore soccer fanclub; a pas de deux for laptop keyboard and BBC’s coverage of Gaza bombings; public demonstrations against the Muslim-Brotherhood-authored Constitution; Monte Carlo Arabic Service’s mention of the 70th anniversary of El Alamein battle. Bishop’s quilt of screenshots depicts a consciousness informed by an increasingly universal presumption that everything public should be interactive, if only to act as a vessel for contempt. An urbane cannibal fills the twilight bazaar with bacterial karaoke and falsetto bleating slicker than a goat’s uterus before disappearing into the crowd at Snotty’s Chill-Out Pentagram. Turn a corner and it’s an improv duet for acoustic guitar and the pachyderm grind of dirty delivery trucks. All around is mysteriously auto-tuned, proto-mahragan R’n’B crooning right out of a Saharan cellphone rave. A blue-blood places a call to an amplified insect tantrum, and is eavesdropped upon by a seductress loop. Delusional arms suppliers mansplain, as is their wont, and a beautifully dismissive monologue reduces music writers to literary dumbwaiters. The Invisible Hands take a moment to get in touch with their inner Sex Pistol. Prerecorded announcements are abused, quite comedically — the implication being that the only qualifications needed to engage in public discourse (telegenics and a piehole) are grossly insufficient. Alan Bishop stands before you not to praise anything (especially not the pathetic aesthetic championed by pork brosnans and Illuminati blood-drinkers stumbling from one end of their bleachy little swamp to the other, where mediocre meets bland and no amount of chlamydia-flavored tofutti with ground up glass in it will protect them from the constant tularemia rain), but to bury it, deep on the shoreline of Dunning-Kruger, a parting gift from The Sibling Unmoored as he withdraws in disgust. Maybe he’ll return after Ramadan, if only to crack open what’s left of their skulls like crème brulée, harvest the enlarged amygdala, and render tiny portraits of Pepe The Frog onto their lacerated morgellons. Maybe not.

ASHTRAY NAVIGATIONS

Six Imaginary Scenes From The Life Of Muhammad Al Aqil

(Nashazphone - NP009) LP $25.00 (Out-of-stock)

This candle-burning outing from Phil Todd continues the quest for the farthest possible cosmic frequencies through effects, guitar, synth, and saz –- spread eagle on a bed of field recordings. Edition of 200 copies.

ASTREINTE

C'est Pourquoi Il Importe, Aux Époques D'adversité...

(Nashazphone - NP007) LP $25.00 (Out-of-stock)

Somewhere between five and nine people (on vocals, guitar, bass, trumpet, drums, two synths, electronics) deliver a deafening wall assault, directly inspired by Japanese legends such as Hijokaidan or CCCC. Consisting of hippies, crust punks, industrialists, garage rockers and a jazz fanatic -- a sort of No-Neck Blues Band doppelganger -- they dwell in and around Pau, in the southwest of France, near the Pyrenees and the Spanish border. Scarce and violent live appearances have been greeted with aggression and emotionally charged reactions. Edition of 190 copies. With insert.

BIRDS OF DELAY

A Living Room At The Bottom Of A Lake

(Nashazphone - NP004) LP $25.00

Birds Of Delay have been sculpting their psychedelic-electronic-noise-drone for more than five years (that’s over half a decade in human years). Previous releases on Chocolate Monk, American Tapes, Troniks, Hospital Productions, and their own Alcoholic Narcolepsy.

BLOOD STEREO / SMEGMA

Guff Vout Mulch

(Nashazphone - NP10) LP $20.00

Trans-Atlantic collaboration that sounds like what happens when Blood Stereo's re-imagined thousand-year-old Druid chants are invaded by Smegma's looped, psychedelic-folk-stomps. Liner notes by John Olson. Edition of 450.

EEK

Live At The Cairo High Cinema Institute

(Nashazphone - NP12) LP $30.00 (Out-of-stock)

Flanked by Khaled Mando and Islam Tata, two drummers who pound furiously as the signature tone of the synth intensifies, Islam Chipsy demonstrates his completely revolutionary take on modern Egyptian shaabi — raw and distorted, the volume deafening, and the energy high. Forward, backward, and sideways psychedelic noise projected through the distortion of a jet engine. Red vinyl. Edition of 500

EL-G

Capitaine Présent 5

(Nashazphone - NP006) LP (one-sided) $25.00 (Out-of-stock)

Laurent Gerard (one-third of Ghedalia Tazartes's Reines d'Angleterre) hosts this hallucinogenic promenade inside his psyche with cut-up spoken word, poetry, cosmic standup comedy from the afterlife, and synth insanity. With four volumes released on CD, cassette and DVD, El-G's fifth in the series (the first on vinyl) keeps it eerie 'n’ personal. Edition of 160.

HOTOTOGISU

Robed in Verdigris

(Nashazphone - NP003) LP $25.00 (Out-of-stock)

Marcia Bassett (Double Leopards, GHQ, Un) and Matthew Bower (Skullflower, Sunroof!, Total) deliver intense, guitar-and-electronics-based drones on a gargantuan scale. Their sixteenth release spreads extreme sunshine and ecstasy over three tracks. A total assault of metaphysical vibrations.

KLEISTWAHR

Music For Zeitgeist Fighters

(Nashazphone) Used LP $15.00 (Out-of-stock)

Two pieces of intense, emotional, and purgative electronics by Gary Munday, described by Philip Best as “moving from one wall to another, tracer fire and the screams of soldiers in makeshift cages. Perilous geography. Some coded references to sobbing teenagers on tape or scattered corpses in plazas…. Maybe a painting, with flames in the distance and the howling of the dogs. Can’t see in or out. Fucked forever in mountains and cellars and attics and seas. Really don’t want to ruin the fun and generally I'm up for anything but this fucking shit cannot go on, can it?”

PENGO

Counterfeit Memories

(Nashazphone - NP002) LP $25.00

Hailed as the world's most psychedelic band, John Schoen, R. Nuuja and Jason Finkbeiner -- two of whom have previously played with Arthur Doyle, who is about as psychedelic as onion rings -– issue their darkest statement so far. A departure from 1970s Ugandan extravaganza into possibly the synapses of its then leader.

SLITHER

Alien Column

(Nashazphone - NP008) LP $25.00 (Out-of-stock)

The first full length LP by the thick-smoke-filled-Michigan-basement duo of Chris Pottinger (Odd Clouds, Cotton Museum, and the Tasty Soil label) and Heath Moerland (Sick Llama, Cygnus, Drug Abuse, and the Fag Tapes label). Described as a post-Wolf Eyes combo, Slither mutates free jazz through multiple electronics manipulations and dual horn tandem (alto saxophone and clarinet). Edition of 240 copies.

STUDIO SARDENA

Studio Sardena

(Nashazphone - NP14) LP $30.00

DJ Sardena is a major player in Egypt’s current electro-shaabi wave (better known locally as mahragan) characterized by heavily auto-tuned, loud vocals, beats featuring synthesizers, and electronic effects. Five tracks representing the studio’s stripped-down and minimal mahragan style, with an array of MCs such as Salsa El-Ageeb and Halabessa. Green vinyl. Edition of 500

SUNROOF

Rock Power

(Nashazphone - NP13) LP $25.00

With Mick Flower (Vibracathedral Orchestra, Flower-Corsano Duo) on guitar, Nashazphone’s vinyl reissue of a European tour CDR (Rural Electrification Program 2003) documents a period between the dreamlike psychedelia of Cloudz or early Hototogisu and the brutality of Panzer Division Lou Reed, Spitting Gold Zebras or the more recent Skullflower. Edition of 500

WASTELAND JAZZ UNIT

Space Denial

(Nashazphone - NP005) LP $25.00 (Out-of-stock)

Wasteland Jazz Unit is Jon Lorenz and John Rich on saxophone and clarinet. The first full length of this apocalyptic Cincinnati duo pours molten silver into the ear. Space Denial is a powerful destruction trip pushing all the limits of reed electronic manipulations to areas explored only by the mighty Borbetomagus. Edition of 190 copies.