Wednesday, 28 September 2011

winebox13 - Ø+yn 'He Resucitado en la Montaña' C43 - SOLD OUT!

Hot on the heels of the Chora tape, this new release floats in all the way from another hemisphere but is a pretty ripe southern companion to the free movement of certain UK underground tribes. Ø+yn (said 'Omasin') come from the inland badlands of Córdoba, Argentina, and 'He Resucitado en la Montaña' is quite a trip, taking all kinds of unexpected yet smooth turns: from the occult church to the carnival to the Balinese woods at midnight, taking a detour up 6th Avenue to jam with Moondog before shifting gracefully towards a climactic scene with what sounds like a swarm of angry bees taking the guitar player for a ride at dinner time.

Ma-hu-sive edition of 84 copies coming from an old school desk containing some right-on graffiti ('WINGS') and no bubblegum skeets that i can see. Cost is £8.50 inclusive of UK postage. Drop a line about Euro/World rates and wholesaling.

winebox06 - Chora 'Songs from the Husk-Hair Malt' C73 - SOLD OUT!

Almost - no joke - three years in the planning, the best thing about London since they moved there drop in with an epic that's worth the wait plus one. Shifting over eight tracks from a minimal vocal/mouthpiece/cymbal feedbacking opener through air-raid free rock and spooked Taj Mahal Travellers-esque live séance to full-on big band shakedown; it sounds like there's even some overtone singing in there too. Line-up changes abound around core members Ben Morris and Rob Lye, with free blower Karl Brummer, percussionist Patrick Farmer, guitar/everything-ist Ben Nash and Hunter Gracchus freedom riders Fiona Kennedy and Jon Marshall all aboard at various points. Seems like there's a riot going on in South London.....

Edition of 74 copies from some floorboards, drilled and sprayed through the hole, with eye-popping wraparound fold-out artwork by David Bailey and typewritten card spine. Cost is £10 including UK postage, ask about postage elsewhere.