STEVEN STAPLETON / DAVID TIBET

Musical Pumpkin Cottage

(United Dairies) Used CD $9.00

Two side-long tracks of strange psychedelic krautrock maximalism.

STEVEN STAPLETON / DAVID TIBET

The Sadness Of Things

(United Dairies) Used CD $13.00

A beautiful and nuanced construction from 1991. David Tibet is “unusually calm and direct [on the title track], and the whole breathes deeply of the sublime without swallowing any of the ridiculous. With just human voice and echo, Steven Stapleton and Geoff Cox’s “The Grave and Beautiful Name of Sadness” — the soundtrack to Diana Rogerson’s film Twisting The Black Threads Of My Mental Marionette— dislodges listeners and glides them to somewhere among the protoplasm and dark matter that holds existence together.”