Blood Stereo / Hair & Treasure
(Discrepant - CREP29) split LP $20.00
Dylan Nyoukis and Karen Constance create complete immersion for people who don’t immerse easily on one side, making livid eyes at confused glitter vixens up and down the squalid isle, while prankster randy dust duo Alex Jones and Gonçalo F. Cardoso dwell on tape loops and webbed finger piano ballads culled from a mound of who-cares electro-acoustic improv sessions as an offering to the associated deities of the zwieback buttermilk trade. TEDIUM HOUSE BEST OF 2016
(Chocolate Monk - CHOC213) CDR $7.50
This three-way split for audio vérité aficionados. Hjuler's down the pub with his mates, laughing, singing, listening to old Anal Probe comps. Baer plugs in her guitar and hollers long-ass hymns to hysteria. A bit of me-time and all is rosy. Blood Stereo unfolds the first part of their digestive tract concept triptych with the sounds of Nyoukis's bowels rumbling, moving along with stalker-friendly imported bird-calls, concluding with a post-prandial take on the opener.
From Tapes and Throats
(Giant Tank) LP $16.50
A couple years back, Glasgow was consumed by the collective throats of Antwerpian weirdo Ludo Mich and Brightonian/Lothian noise-family farmhands Blood Stereo (Karen Constance and Dylan Nyoukis of Prick Decay / Decaer Pinga / Chocolate Monk). Hear their night-terror-inducing Nosferatu yap melt the minds attending the Instal '06 festival on side A, and neck the swallie of post-everything sound poetry and tape-dirt manipulation on Side B. A real out odyssey. 250 copies. TEDIUM HOUSE BEST OF 2008.
Guff Vout Mulch
(Nashazphone - NP10) LP $25.00 (Out-of-stock)
Trans-Atlantic collaboration that sounds like what happens when Blood Stereo's re-imagined thousand-year-old Druid chants are invaded by Smegma's looped, psychedelic-folk-stomps. Liner notes by John Olson. Edition of 450.
Palatine Arches / Tape Hiss For Brainwash / The Gither
(Chocolate Monk - choc.224) CDR $9.00
Reissue of everything from Palatine Arches cassette (Beartown Records 2011), Tape Hiss For Brainwash cassette (Feeding Tube 2011) and the USA tour three-inch CD The Gither (Chocolate Monk 2011). Dumpster Diving describes the former as “Rabid short wave … elastic voices and rare rattletrap steel percussion…. [L]ittle naked people [pulled] out of the cinder[s] … shimmer and cry…. [P]hantasmagorical sound scheme. Absolutely freaky and very inspiring work.” About Tape Hiss, The Quietus says, “[E]verything feels born of mouth, spittle and groan. Even when [Constance and Nyoukis] move across the bows of great elegiac tones, there’s a meat-born Parkinson’s buzz of damage to it….”
The Larval Tuning Fork (& Other Visions)
(Twisted Knister - KNACK004) LP $21.25 (Out-of-stock)
Dylan Nyoukis and Karen Constance use tapes and toys and their mouths to bring you creaking doors, aviaries, doddering old ladies, a troupe of muppets grunting and puking their guts out, some old drunk sailor squeezing a harmonium, etc. But what’s important here is the overall bulge and slump as their record breathes. Recordings from Brighton, Blackburn, Dunbar, London, Albany, Jersey City, Amherst, Glasgow, Berlin, Schiphorst, Gerlesborg. Edition of 300.
The Trachelin Huntiegowk
(Chocolate Monk - CHOC243) CDR $9.00
CDR reissue of limited edition LP (Tadpole / Chocolate Monk 2011). Above us, blizzards of fecal snow ravage the sky, dehydrated flakes leftover from the expunged waste of civilization's folly. Below, spasms of subterranean dyspepsia crisscross the globe, stalking nomadic malignancies to devour. These tape- and glottis-manipulators conduct their business beneath this noxious shit-rain and elude randomly appearing gaia dentata with nary a scratch or impurity tainting their tartans. Composed at home, part one wrangles recordings of friends and family, old tape letters, a drunk Canadian arguing with Daniel Spicer about microphones (apparently, his grasp of spatial relationships leaves Her Vagesty wanting), fair lasses from clan Spicer doing the hand-clap song "Miss Mary Mack," tape cut-ups of Karen Constance singing, wee Elkka Nyoukis on drums, the old man on piano, and Giant Tank comrades Ali Robertson and Collette Martin participating in team-building exercises at a work picnic for a company staffed by ogres, insect-bodybuilder hybrids, and baboon-hearted psychos. On part two, recorded live at Moderna Museet in Stockholm as part of the Sten Hanson festival, Nyoukis and Constance unravel the constituent elements of the event's namesake, eventually oxidizing delivery of instructions to the assembled Pee Wee Hermans on how to finesse a poison arrow out of his impaled cheeks without causing undue shredding of the flesh. Accompanied by typing lessons conducted in a burn ward and the tinkle of contaminated plasma and hemoglobin squirting into buckets underneath a poxy heifer, The Trachelin Huntiegowk wrestles across a landscape ruled by an inversion of signs, where irrational complaining is drama; despair is triumph; the haunted is droll; torture is delight; the mechanical wheeze of outdated machines is a function not of dehumanization but of Arcadian nostalgia; profundity resides within the inarticulate; virtuosity can be attained when the random happens to repeat; and speech, decimated into fragmented phonemes -- whether from internal mental agents compromising the intellect, or from intentionally adopted constructions and impairments, faulty reproduction and obstructions to enunciation -- is lyrical. Soulful even. TEDIUM HOUSE BEST OF 2012.
Your Snakelike King
(Pan - PAN5) LP $27.00 (Out-of-stock)
These Brighton mongs -- Dylan Nyoukis and Karen Constance -- pick up where they left off with 2008's The Magnetic Headache. Midnight-to-three recordings fueled by grape and smoke conjure a blurred narrative, the meaning of which is never clear, like weird off-camera sounds in a tripped out movie. A shape-shifting and strange mix of tape collage, free vocals and electro-acoustic mischief. Limited edition of 330 hand-numbered copies, in jacket and a two-tone silkscreened PVC sleeve. TEDIUM HOUSE BEST OF 2009