Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Feeding Tube Records Part 1 @ Birdman Sound

A longtime favourite record label in the shop is Feeding Tube Records. Based in Massachusetts and curated by Byron Coley and Ted Lee, it's a label that has ridden on the fringes of obscurity since forever.  There are no specific genres really and everything bears one's attention especially if like me, you possess even the slightest amount of alien DNA!  Many Feeding Tube releases can challenge every definition of something you think you have a grip on and reappoint your puny existence, effortlessly.  This is what I've come to love about the label over these many years and this keeps discovery exciting!  I carry and restock frequently many titles on the label and investigate everything that is available old or new.  The focus here is brief overview of what is instock in the shop at the moment, but not nearly all of it as there's a lot of it!

Many of these to the left are in constant rotation and are all available at the moment.  Working L-R and T-B...

"My Pharaoh, My King" is from a duo featuring guitarist Tony Pasquarosa and drummer John Moloney (Sunburned Hand of The Man) who offer up a scintillating excursion into free jazz territory in the spirit of Pharaoh Sanders...deep shit!


Maco Sika/Hamid Drake featuring Tatsu Aoki and Thymme Jones "Ourania" is an album of spaced out freak prog/free jazz folk moves and psych improv that keeps one guessing at every turn!  It's got some trumpet action which just naturally makes it a winner! 


Rob Noyes and Joseph Allred with "Avoidance Languages" offers up a tripped out landscape, dense with the influence of the two's guitar soli forefathers.  A mesmerising excursion into the now sound of psych folk and what a wonderful trip it is ! 


Monocot are an American duo with Jason Gerycz on drums and Rosali Middleman on guitar.  These two bust out a ragged ass free psych instrumental onslaught that ebbs and flows with some intense electric guitar wailing and busy drumming.  The whole of "Direction We Know"(4 tracks) is a pretty swell acidic trip and well worth repeated doses!


Loren Connors - "Unaccompanied Acoustic Guitar Vol. 1" is the left field blues guitarist captured in 1979 and originally a cassette only release.  2 volumes in stock of  9 so far, all being released by Feeding Tube. Dark blues magic as always on the sad side of emotion.


Joseph Allred's "Branches and Leaves" features Allred on guitars, banjo, harmonium, piano, vocal and other bits and bobs.  A truly folk sounding album in that traditional, spiritual old English style.  The whole album is uplifting despite it's sombre qualities. Thoroughly beautiful one way or another!

"The Incandescent Switch" from Old Million Eye is a great new album from Brian Lucas of Dire Wolves fame !  Brian is aided by several friends on a couple of tracks but primarily it is all down to him.  An excellent spaced out, dreamy voyage, and as some have said, in a kosmiche vein particularly on the keyboard side of things. There is an unmistakable acidic quality at work throughout and the vocal utterances barely heard in many cases, give the tracks an ethereal quality.  Superb.


The Itarod - The Ghost, the Elf, the Cat and the Angel is from a duo who were from Rhode Island and did their thing from 1996-2003.  Carin Wagner and Jeffrey Alexander (Dire Wolves) tread ground in that English electric folk psych vein of the late 60's and early 70's, but decidedly more whacked out. 

Jantar's "Sempronia" is one of my fave LPs of 2021!  A heady combination of bent prog and psych in the very best tradition of early 70's Canterbury style but made in modern fashion, it's a rock record on a higher plain than most!  These fol;ks must be killer LIVE !  


There will be a 2nd and maybe 3rd and 4th part put up on the blog shortly, as I wasn't kidding about the depth and love for Feeding Tube Records...Have a listen to the above and revel in the glorious soundsđź‘˝


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