"The Seedy R!"


The Seedy R is a new series/sub-label resolutely devoted to the cdr as a format and has been established to release material suited to this format; weird documents and live recordings, eccentric experimentation and other ephemera.




·The Stumps. -'Exigence'.
Previously released on US cassette label Ladygarden this gets a reissue here.
Probably my own favourite Stumps release so far Exigence gathers together scorching loud live recordings and weird droney studio pieces to make a devils potion of a dark brew.
Think coffee infused with mescalin. Dayglo vista viewed through a tunnel of reverb.
The Stumps are Stephen Clover (seht) on bass and synth, James Kirk (Sandoz Lab Techs/Black Boned Angel) on Drums, and Antony Milton on guitar and electronics.
With wonderful art by Yunico Uchiyama.
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·Sun of the Seventh Sister. -'Old Dust of Absent Wars'.
Back in January 2007 New Zealand's shores were invaded by a ramshackle hoard of rowdy Aussies. Laying waste to all behind them they halted briefly in the capital before setting out to scuttle the inter-island ferry enroute to their utter subjugation of the South Island.
Whilst in the capital they established positions in an old military complex overlooking the heart of the city from whence they set forth sonic spells upon the masses arrayed below. Mothers wept as their sons fell foul of the sinister melodies and drones that radiated from the hilltop bunkers. Reed instruments, violins, guitars, drums, electronic noises... A long drowning in a reverberant psychedelic flood.
Suns of the Seventh Sister features members of XNoBBQX, The Unaustralians, and various other folks from the Breakdance the Dawn/Pulled Out Records axis... On these recordings they were joined by the despicable national traitors Snakes Beings and Antony Milton.
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·Huzun. -selftitled. Huzun is the electronic dronescape project of Aucklanders Tim Coster and Andrew Scott.
Built up in layers from live recordings recorded in 2006 guitars, computer and a 'modified tape machine' create a whirring humming pseudo-melodic drone that builds in complexity and intensity before ebbing slowly away to a reverent silence.
Yet more proof that the current batch of Auckland whizzkids have got the Wellington old fogeys on the run!
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·Mattin, Lasse Marhaug, Lucio Capece, Harald Fetvelt & Lene Grenager. -'cdr'.
Characteristically droll humour from Mattin in both the cover and the title here... Improvised electronics from Euro noise-Gods. Largely 'lowercase' with the occasional noise bomb this disk documents 2 real time improvisations that kick off all abstract and minimal before cohering into lush electro-reveries...
Lene Grenager- electric cello
Harald Fetvelt - turntable + microphones + effect boxes
Lucio Capece - sax + mixing board
Mattin - gnu/linux computer feedback
Lasse Marhaug-electronics
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·Sun Stabbed -'Radio'.
French duo (Thierry Monnier and Pierre Faure) specialising in great old school table top guitar feedback improv. Now, I've heard a hell of a lot of this kind of stuff but these guys have a particularly nuanced touch. Although named after a Dead C record and having the graunch and thrill of those dinosaurs the proceedings here have a far more stately and refined air...
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·Peter Wright. -'unvarnished, untreated, unzipped'.
2 incredible live trks recorded during Peter Wrights 2005 UK tour. Perhaps nothing more needs to be said?

Well, ok then... The 1st trk was recorded in London and is built up from field recs and guitar loops in an ocean of reverb and is reminiscent of his work on Yellow Horizon and Desolation Beauty Violence. The 2nd trk was recorded in Aberdeen and features feed back loops and delayed strumming patterns that get more and more intense until they reach a truely spinetingling crescendo.
Essential!
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·XNOBBQX. -'Blues'.
What can I say... I seriously believe this album takes urban blues to a whole new level.
Featuring seriously damaged autistic slo-mo riffage, comatose drumming and line hum the Sydney-side duo of Mat Earle and Nick Dan will have fans of Armpit/CJA lost for hours, their faces lit up in big shit-eatting grins as they swim through the glorious murk.
The sheer mindnumbing deliberation and persistency of these vaguely blues-inflected untuned guitar lines lull one into an hypnotic trance whilst at the same time the seeming randomness of the drummers interjections keep one anxiously on the edge of ones seat... Overall it makes Jandek sound like Joe Satriani!
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·Organorganorganorgan- 'self titled'.
Sam Hamilton, Stefan Neville, Campbell Kneale and Antony Milton bring along their fan driven chord organs for a live performance at Wellingtons Enjoy Gallery. Ranging from the holy through to the burlesque over the course of the performance (hear Neville lift his rather cumbersome organ over his head to play it with his teeth, witness Kneale face plant into his thus creating the extended comatose outro...), this is a drone epic that gets to the heart of these perrenial, but somewhat ridiculous instruments...
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·Two Limited.- 'La Mano de Dios'
Recorded on a recent tour of Argentina, La Mano De Dios captures a series of disturbing and claustrophobic improvised drone and noise pieces by the violin duo of Lasse Marhaug and Tom Løberg (also joined for one long track by Anla Courtis). The tracks range from the ritualistic sounding (low droning violin with deep reverb body knocking bass-drum like accompaniment) through to the sublime submarine drone piece that closes the disk.
As seems usual with Marhaug's live recordings the recording device itself (old crusty taperecorder?) perhaps deserves a credit in itself as it adds a whole new layer of meaning to the documented events. With the raw amplified violins for the most part right up close in the mix, and with the demonically furious and powerful playing overall this is by far the most intense thing on the label so far...
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·A.M- 'Episteme'.
Reissue of the 2002 album originally released on Peter Wrights Apoplexy imprint. Definately one of the best A.M albums to date!
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·'Toitu Séance'.
Feat. Tim Cornelius, Nathan Thompson, James Kirk, Peter Stapleton, Campbell Kneale, Richard Francis, Zoe Drayton, Antony Milton and Clinton Williams.
In October of 2004 during the biannual Lines of Flight festival in Dunedin the band Sandoz Lab Technicians organised the usage of a recording studio so as to work toward their new album. Unfortunately for them they had innocently told other participants in the festival of their plan and what's more had invited them up to sit and listen as they played...
In hindsight it was of course inevitable that said musicians would not be able to resist the temptation to join in the fun and Toitu Séance is the recording that resulted from this NZ noise 'all-star' event.
Restrained and controlled feedback hovers and shifts, organs groan, spontaneous drum circles erupt... Great stuff that will appeal to fans of the Metonymic label.
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·Van the Van.- 'Road to Kyogle'.
In September 2005 Antony Milton shared a van with the band '6Majik9' (of the Musicyourmindwillloveyou collective) on a mortifyingly hairy psychedelic road trip from Sydney to Kyogle up Australias east coast. Distance 900 km. The van was crammed to the gunwales with musical instruments, sleeping bags, sweating food, and stoned musicians. There was also a taperecorder...
The legacy of this 'trip' is a surprisingly cohesive album of epic jams, cosmic shifts(...) and ecstatic psyche that will put the fear of God into nervous drivers everywhere.
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·Vlubä '...'
"We are Vlubä, posted at Buenos Aires at now, but borned in the chrome moon circa (since) 1965...
Our music works consist at no music, drone music, freak rock, acid rock, cosmic music, conceptual art music, free improvisation, magical music for the high kings from the high spheres and extreme experimental music or whetever... some from this side of the planet, or the other planet?
Crazy lo-fi Argentininian Psychedelia. Fans of Armpit will LOVE this...
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·Rise of the City Cat Cult- 'Rise Up City Cats'
Dunedin all-girl synth and casio rock band featuring member of The Futurians and Dick the Phone.
Squally, lurchy, poundy and howly...
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·Guerra/Nidek- 'nb'
Australian guitarist Anthony Guerra and US drummer Matthew Nidek caused some major ripples in the Sydney noise scene during Nideks stay in that city.
'NB' catches them at their most intense playing a high octane set at extraordinary volume. This is a very exciting record indeed- something like a hot-rodded rocket ride straight into the scorching glare of the sun...
Or as David Keenan put it on the Volcanic Tongue site:
"Drums/guitar duo splurge recorded live in Sydney, Australia on 2nd January 2005 that works trashed fuzz and fists of percussion into a post-Vampire Belt tribute to Sound Of Confusion-era Spacemen 3. Fuck."
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·Clay Man in the Well. -'Steps Towards Dusk'.
Clattery ecstatic backyard songs and drones from Antony Milton recorded in afternoons and evenings to walkman and 4trk over a week in the late summer of 2004. Recorded especially for the now defunct 'Nature Tape Limb' label 'Steps Towards Dusk' is 'tapey', spontaneous, very psychedelic, contains the odd (odd) song, and winds up being grand and otherworldly in a way that somehow transforms a ramshackle weed grown urban yard into an even more special place to be...
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·The Futurians- 'Robot in Disguise'
Another full-on grainy high end distorto-blast from Dunedin sci-fi rockers The Futurians. This disk is made up predominantly from live recordings of cover versions of the likes of The Rolling Stones, Joy Division, and Billy Joel..! Fantastic RAW stuff with plenty of extended synth solos to keep the Star Wars generation happy.
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·Keijo & Friends.
2 long improvised pieces (one of them 50 mins...) recorded in farewell to an old grain silo (Lutakko in Jyväskylä, Finland) that had for some time been available as a performance space but has since been converted into something much less interesting. Playing with Keijo on these recordings are Joel Kivelä, Heikki Korkalainen and Tiitus Petäjäniemi. Utilising electronics, percussion and Keijos throatsinging they work the kind of magic we have come to expect from Finland, and especially from any project involving Keijo Virtanen.
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·Armpit- 'Frenzy'.
Onehungas white trash urban hillbilly hip hop god Glen Frenzy remixes NZs dirtiest free-rock band. The resulting album sounds like a cross between CJAs 'Headache' and Simon Wickham Smiths '2 4 Dancin'. Amps are turned on, and turned on, and turned on, and turned on... Tape recorded feedback and hum is cut into small short loops that repeat for infinity before crashing into another loop. VERY minimal, and not for every one but I know that I've sure had some weird experiences through listening to this disk at catostrophic volumes...
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·Anla Courtis- 'Live in L.A'.
Anla Courtis live at the Selah Gallery 01-03-05.
Anla writes: "A recording of one of the shows of my last tour. This is a pretty strange show, is something "in between" - I mean not exactly noise or psyche or 'ambient' but it is in between EVERYTHING."
And so it is, a 30 minute journey through chain rattling subterrania and eerie drone.
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