Sunday, September 21, 2008

FEATURED: ARCHIVE CD

Über-fan Scott Slimm trawls the smokey, booze-soaked back alleys of Tokyo, Brooklyn, Beijing and Philadelphia, obsessively documenting a live music scene which seems to be expanding and disappearing simultaneously. Returning to his suburban bunker in New Jersey, he then assembles an international crackjack team of technicians, where, inspired by J Crew catalogs, over-the-top wedding invitations and late-summer Jersey Shore medical waste, they spare no expense to produce stunning packaging worthy of the music contained within. All limited to a couple hundred copies ("Once we've assembled the first one, the rest seem kind of pointless...")





AI ASO The Chamomile Pool Show (DVD) $20.00
"The Chamomile pool DVD documents concert footage from Ai Aso from 2007 in Tokyo. Hypnotically delicate, angelic and minimal in structure Ai, accompanied by her band, and with guest appearance by Wata and Kurihara for a portion, craft her unique blend of songwriting and psychedelic musicianship. Produced by Atsuo, of Boris, and edited and directed by Ryuta Murayama of foodunited (responsible for Boris DVD’s, Greenmachine, Stupid Babies Gone Mad). To date represent Ai’s first non-Japanese release. Offset printed DVD comes housed in a heavy stock diecut letterpress printed ½ fold cover. Pressing of 600 copies." -aRCHIVE











BARDO POND & LSD MARCH "LSD Pond" (2CD) $18.00 SOLD!









LSD MARCH "Big Jar Solo Sets" (DVD) SOLD!


Live at Big Jar, Philadelphia. Three solo sets performed by each of the members of LSD March. Shinsuke and Masami each weigh in with a lovely solo guitar/voice set, while Takahashi piles on the oscillators, with a set that slowly builds until most of the audience comically flee to the one acoustically dead space in the store, and then Takahashi unbuilds his wall of skull-piercing drone, leaving behind a quivering lump of human flesh.











SITAAR TAH! Semimimimimin (CD) $13.95 SOLD!


All sitar orchestra recently backed Haino on the Animamima CD . Some truly fine drone.





RELIGIOUS KNIVES "Live at Big Jar Books, 08/15/07" (CD) $13.95 SOLD!

My favorite Religious Knives release. Rocks and rolls a lot harder than the recent Troubleman release.





500mg “Another order of existence” (aRCHIVE45 CD) $11.95

"A pressing of 500. A two part experimental acoustic guitar offer funneled through a train load of pedals and effect and then ejected from a Marshall ½ stack from Michael Gibbons of Bardo Pond (and all things Philadelphia and psychedelic). Recorded by Scott Slimm in 2007 at the worlds nosiest book store, BigJar in Philly. The CD edition comes housed in a slightly taller sleeve with two color silk screen work by Alan Sherry of SIWA on a heavyweight 140lb paper. The front cover is die cut with and inserted picture from the performance printed on vellum, all hand glued and assembled by myself. Graphic work by Demian Johnston. " -aRCHIVE








PAUL METZGER “Canticle of Ignat/ All Glass” (aRCHIVE46 CD) SOLD!



"A pressing of 500, and CD+7." One track played on modified acoustic guitar and one track played on modified Banjo. For those unfamiliar with Saint Paul’s Mr Metzger his works offer and amazing mix of Indian ragas crossed with a junk yard band feel, highly evolved and incredible unique. Recorded by Scott Slimm in 2007 at BigJar in Philly. A fantastic piece of documentation offered in unaltered form. The CD edition comes housed in a slightly taller sleeve with two color silk screen work by Alan Sherry of SIWA on a heavyweight 140lb paper. The front cover is die cut with and inserted picture from the performance printed on vellum, all hand glued and assembled. Graphic work by Demian Johnston. " -aRCHIVE










KOUSOKUYA "Echoes From Deep Underground" (DVD+CD) SOLD!


The late Jutok Kaneko and Co. live in Osaka in 2001.








LI JIANHONG San Sheng Shi (CD) $13.95

Noise guitar from China. Makes the mind reel when you figure the noise scene in China could be marginal and still contain a gazillion people. We could reverse migration and ship all the kids from Brooklyn over...










All titles can be purchased from:

Brickbat Books
709 South Fourth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
215 592 1207

Open every day, 11am to 7pm.
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