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DMPH Oakland/Sacramento 7"
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Weird-021 DMPH - Oakland/Sacramento 7

DMPH is a new Sacramento-Oakland free improv trio consisting of Chad Stockdale (tenor sax), Kevin Corcoran (drums/percussion) and Derek Monypeny (guitar). This record finds them starting from intuitive scatter/splatter into a deep, dense windtunnel on Side A (Oakland), while on Side B (Sacramento) a similarly conversational beginning leads to a highly electricified freakout squall that might put some heads in mind of Last Exit. Clearly, these guys have done their homework. Derek plays guitar in the magnificent bay area group Oaxacan and Kevin has recorded with such luminaries as Tetuzi Akiyama and Christian Kiefer. Chad has previously appeared on records with Kevin and is one half of the free jazz duo Klondike & York.

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Klondike & York The Holy Book LP
KLDKYRK-002 Klondike & York - The Holy Book LP

From Arthur Magazine:Chad Stockdale seemed like a pretty unassuming guy when we met, but his recordings on tenor saxophone, recorded with percussionist Nate Beier, are really wild. Under the procedural soubriquet, Klondike and York, the pair has released an LP, The Holy Book that treads outsider jazz as strangely as Arthur Doyle might. Stockdale’s tone is fractious and scattery, but follows neither the bellow nor the tinkle of the Euro free jazz tradition. If anything, he recalls the strangest players of the American fire music underground, who investigated internal chambers of passion with their reeds blazing softly. Skronky sax, scuddering drums, some wall-eyed synthesizer, everything blended like some sorta weird stew of darkly boiling orgone. It’s one of the best free jazz duo records to come out of Sacramento since [your favorite here]. And frankly, it’s even better than that.” — Byron Coley

“You know, I get a lot of records in the mail, and I’d say that most of ’em are CD-Rs. The way technology has gone, that’s only natural for independent music, and I try to give all CD-Rs a fair shake, but it’s just never as nice as getting a vinyl LP in the mail. When it’s on vinyl, you just know it’s probably going to be good, or at least carefully considered, which CD-Rs almost never are, even when they are good.

Now if this primitive/outsider sax/drums/electronics LP by Klondike and York had been a CD-R, I would’ve still really liked it, but having it pressed onto vinyl with a cool-ass color cover, well, as Al Pacino would say, “Forget about it!” It’s top-notch! It’s essentially a sax and drums free jazz duo, one Chad Stockdale on sax and one Nate Beier on percussion, with a lot of heavy blowing and space-out time-keeping, but I’m tempted to not call it free jazz. I mean was The Psychedelic Saxophone of Charlie Nothing free jazz? No, it was psychedelic saxophone, and so is The Holy Book.

And, to help sew it up as something ‘other’, there’s also some synthesizer on here. It’s not credited to any one musician; the word just floats in the space right after the credits. This is pretty much what the synth does on the record too; it just sort of mysteriously appears now and then. Trippy silk-screened labels too. Actually, the whole LP, from the home-recorded vibe to the shadowy appearance to the Northern California return address, reminds me of when the first Six Organs of Admittance LP appeared and left blown minds in its wake. There may still be time to get your mind blown, but I really doubt there are any more than 500 of these floating around, so hurry up!” — Blastitude #17:

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Limited to 500 copies. 200 with black labels still available.
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Living Breathing Music Happiness Is Fabulous CD-R CD-R
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Weird-LBR Living Breathing Music - Happiness Is Fabulous CD-R CD-R

What would the soil say? A fair speculation from the land's oldest apostle..."God made the Earth and the Earth was round and the Earth stood still in it's roundness... thus gave rise to 'the color green'... the amorphic quality of this color sprang life ... the first sounds involved gurggling 'Cro-magnon' hemorages ... the rest is adequate history ... hamburgers hotdogs hermaphrodites haunted house huge hard hair ... this is my recollection, I am soil!" A true testament of a northern California freak-out unfurled for the rest of the world ... a live non-stop excavation of classic Impulse! ether fused a la' Cro-Magnon(artists alone decide ...) with a utilitarian nod to "New Weird-ness" and Finnish-psych-spooge... recorded in Davis, CA "Live in Studio A" Sept. 2004 ... 4 colors, 500 copies, collaborative artwork... why does acid cost so much? Definitely for fans of Avarus and No Neck Blues Band. Features members of Klondike & York, Antennas Erupt, My Whole Hand Was Wet, Tally Band, and Black Bottles.

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Klondike & York S/T 7"
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Weird-KY Klondike & York - S/T 7

The debut seven-inch record. "Klondike and York are a Sacramento, Ca. duo comprised of Chad Stockdale and Nate Beier. How they got their name I cannot guess, but they do have a record out and it's quite nice. Of special interest is the 9:04 tune on the second side, "Angry Gull", which has some very bizarre percussion touches and a very spitty/sputty tenor attack that moves through some of Mats Gustafsson's territory without rifling his pockets. Necessarily lo-fi, due to the singles length, this single's still a must for anyone stocking a free jazz juke, and it'd be interesting to find out more about these guys. They lack some of the military, high energy buzz-cut feel that many current young American improvisers seem to manifest, replacing that with a kind of ecstatic underpinning; and I can't help but think that's a good thing." -Byron Coley, The Wire Nov. 2002

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Freebasers Self Titled CD-R
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Weird-Free Freebasers - Self Titled CD-R

"Brian Faulkner was my introduction to great obscure music. I appeared on his legendary KDVS radio show "Nothing Exceeds Like Excess" way back when as a guest DJ after I donated to the radio station. I picked out a bunch of indie rock to play and a little free jazz and he proceeded to turn me on to the insane and freaked out nooks and crannies in that basement station of wonders that I never heard of. I was hooked. Anyway being North America's biggest Keiji Haino fan, he has been a jagged fucked-up noise monster on the guitar for a long time ... he gave me a CD-R of his 4-track Guitar Mulch that I still rock today and we used to jam with LBM members at the old Loft in town. Anyway finally got his ass in a band and here are some results. We got Daniel White in on this to play drums. I sit in with Daniel's other band Sucks sometimes ... he has natural thrash ability so I hired him for this group. Daniel also throws good-vibed shows at Funcastle with his lady Liz. I play electric sax on these recordings. It's total noise thrash molten lava core" óChad Stockdale

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Kevin & Chad Untitled 7"
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Weird-003 Kevin & Chad - Untitled 7

This is the high and mighty speaker-shredding first from the duo of Chad Stockdale (Klondike and York, Living Breathing Music, Freebasers, DMPH) and Kevin Corcoran (Antennas Erupt, Get Get Go). The idea behind this album was to make a hardcore record but through free jazz idioms. I played my tenor through a rat pedal and Kevin got in touch with his inner hardcore monster for the drums. Chris Woodhouse recorded for maximum potency. This is a seven-inch of loud whirlwind sudden blasts of howling, house-flattening, molten meltdown .
“I’m very happy with this record. It came out just like I wanted.” — Chad Stockdale

Fantastic see-through cover art
Limited to 300 copies on yellow vinyl. Price includes shipping.
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