Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Tasty New Wax Arrivals: July 26/2022

Frankie & the Witch Fingers, Helios Creed, Luke Stewart and Jarvis Earnshaw Quartet, Hoveriii, Klaus Schulze, Heart of The Ghost, Omar Korshid, Shuggie Otis, Pharoah Sanders

Funkadelic, U.S. Music with Funkadelic, Damned, V.A. Function Underground: Black and Brown Sound, Oliver Nelson,  Witch, Redd Kross, Human Adult Band

Monster Magnet, Maleem Mahmoud Ghania and Pharoah Sanders,  Ranaldo/Jarmusch/Urselli/Pandi, Grupo Geyser, William Parker, Ted Curson, GONG

Eucalyptus, Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments, Chuck Armstrong, Nucleus, Carlos Nino & Friends, Kool and the Gang, Rudolph Johnson, Bennie Maupin and Adam Rudolph

Monday, July 25, 2022

Pop Up Shop, Saturday July 30th, 2022

There will be no multi-vendor pop up shop, this month's end. The last Sunday falls before a holiday Monday and traditionally this weekend is always total SHIT regarding retailing of anything!  Trust me, I felt the pain for 29 years in the old brick 'n' mortar on Bank St. so I well know of which I speak! Glad that albatros is dead and gone these last 2 years!  Summer is tough going in the record business, it always has been.

Insane amounts of vinyl flowing into the shop these last few weeks/months and more on the way as usual.  Buying more than selling in all honesty!  Come on out Saturday morning and grab some new sides, it's the most ecclectic and finely curated selection anywhere in these parts, you won't regret it, although your wallet might!  Hope to see you soon...👽

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night...

So, I woke up at 2 a.m. this morning startled by a dream. I was at some fucking hap hazard record fair somewhere and it was chaos. I ain't naming any names, but recognized a shitload of the usual vinyl vendors, some of whom I've associated with on occassion for decades. The majority of these humanoids were of course pontificating as prone to do, about their wares and how much they know, blah, blah blah!  Weird thing was, they all had strange physical anomalies regarding their faces...festooned with blackheads and puss, deformed, enlarged frontal lobes, drooping eyes, elongated chins etc... Oddly I recognized most of them and knew thir names!  At a point, feeling somewhat annoyed and creeped out by the going's on, I glance up at a wall overhead where I caught movement and the glimpse a ghoulish figure attached and writhing on some hanging apparatus All of a sudden the thing starts screeching and making proclamations, claiming to be THANATOS, and I'm like "fuck you buddy, you got a lot of competition in the room at the moment! Unhooking itself from the wall it appeared to be descending upon me at a rather alarming rate, which is when I awoke...

Thanatos, in ancient Greek religion and mythology, the personification of death. Thanatos was the son of Nyx, the goddess of night, and the brother of Hypnos, the god of sleep. He appeared to humans to carry them off to the underworld when the time allotted to them by the Fates had expired.  Thanatos was  regarded as merciless and indiscriminate, hated by – and hateful towards — mortals and gods alike.

Now, I ain't no superstitious creature by nature, but all this is still pretty fucked up !  What could it mean ?  By and large, the record/music business is pretty evil when it comes down to it with many participants on any front and all levels being basically an untrustworthy lot ?  Quite likely!    I've always said that most wanna be music moguls would sell the shirt of the back of their dying grandpa to make a buck!  Record Fairs ? ...well...loads of shit ones and on occassion great ones and they can be a reall nightmare.  Happy hunting and sweet dreams.👽


New Wax : 7/19/2022

Nepaal - Black Batik Vol. I  

(Acid Test Records)


Old Million Eye - The Air's Chrysalis Chime

OME is Brian Lucas of Dire Wolves

(Cardinal Fuzz / Feeding Tube Records)


Acid Mothers Temple - Myth Of The Love...

(Riot Season)


Nepaal - Black Batik Vol. II

(Acid Test Records)  


London Odense Ensemble - Jaiyede Sessions Vol. I

features members of Causa Sui +

(El Paraiso Records)



Videodrones - After The Fall

(El Paraiso records)


Tess Parks - And Those Who Were Seen Dancing

(Fuzz Club Records)


Zong - Astral Lore

...2nd LP for these Aussi heavy psych-ateers !

(Cardinal Fuzz)

Al Lover - Cosmic Joke

(Fuz Club records)


C. Joynes - Poor Boy On the Wire

(Cardinal Fuzz Records)

"an inheritor to Davy Graham..."


Friday, July 15, 2022

The Band Whose Name Is A Symbol : LIVE ACTION 8/20/22

The Band Whose Name Is A Symbol play their first public LIVE Show since November of 2019.  What a long strange trip it's been...

The last TBWNIS show was at The Dominion Tavern in November of 2019, playing in front of a packed house with Frankie & The Witch Fingers.  Looking towards the spring of 2020, there were shows with Acid Mothers Temple and the bands 4th trip with the legenadry Damo Suzuki.  A rumoured set with Follakzoid was also in the shadows.  

Then the pandemic happened and that was that!  

Since January of 2020, their have been no shortage of TBWNIS music released however so that has kept fans happy and garned new one's as well!  Berserkir Vol. I and Berserkir Vol. II each saw light of day on 3 physical formats. A split album with nanaimo heavies Anunnaki was also issued on LP/CD and Cassette.  In March of 2020 3 days into total lockdown the band quickly began work in isolation on an album entitled "Unsemble" which is arguably the bands most diverse work and also saw issuance on LP/CD and Cassette.  Stellar Remnant: a LIVE LP was released in 2021 on LP and CD. This album was recorded in June of 2020 Live in the empty shell of the Birdman Sound locatuion in downtown Ottawa to commemorate the closing of the shop.  A 4 CD set entitled "Shedding Of The Albatross" and "In Space We Trust" (CD/Cassette) albums were also released in 2021.  "Ensemble 8/3/2016" appeared on LP and CD in early 2022.  Two ltd. issue cassettes, "Friday, March 23rd, 2010, Dominion "Tavern" appeared in 2020 and most recently in 2022 "Biker Smell".  Both tapes on Feeding Tube Records from the USA.

TBWNIS played together privately in September of 2021 outdoors in Richmond, Ontario for the 1st time since June 27th, 2020.  This fully improvised LIVE set was titled "474 Days Later" and was captured on video and audio by friend Wayne Coulis who hosted the band at his estate. This recording will be released in physical format at some point!  Most recently a private LIVE set was performed with additional personnel on May 14th, 2022 (also at Wayne's in Richmond).  22 minutes of this fully improvised set will appear on a split album with Manchester, UK's Dead Sea Apes later this year on the mighty UK imprint Cardinal Fuzz !

TBWNIS have seen the release of 32 albums in phyical and many more digital only albums.  Check out their bandcamp and discogs pages.  Google them for many years of reviews, videos on Youtube and Vimeo.  Go see the show at Irene's in near a months time and say hello...TBWNIS will take you on a trip to somewhere...rest assured ! 👽

Discogs :  https://www.discogs.com/artist/2634019-The-Band-Whose-Name-Is-A-Symbol

Bandcamp :  https://thebandwhosenameisasymbol.bandcamp.com/

LIVE 2021 :  https://youtu.be/pIanTTgv--U


Tuesday, July 5, 2022

New Arrivals In The Shop: July 5th, 2022

Earth, Wind And Fire


Miles Davis


Battered Ornaments

Ambarchi, Oren/Johan Berthling/Andreas Werliin - "Ghosted"

Soft Machine

Beat Of The Earth

Anthony Moore

Haki R. Madhubuti

Lucifer  (Sweden)

Elevator Through

(expanded) "Vague Premonition"