At Home With The Lloyd Pack

(l’Esprit de l’Escalier - LELE02) LP $20.00

Dan Melchior, Pheromoans vocalist Russell Walker, Letha Rodman Melchior (ex-Ruby Falls, on keys, guitar, clarinet, viola), Anthony Allman (El Jesus De Magico, on tapes), and Circuit des Yeux’s Haley Fohr (on ethereal vocalizations) seep into tapestries woven from Third And Final Report, chamber ensemble tuning strategies, reenactments of the minutes from staff meetings of The East Village Other, and Davey Williams dreaming of robots counting electric sheep. The debut full-length by Lloyd Pack, which follows up a most evolved seven-inch on Siltbreeze, is a total musical collage, built entirely from prerecorded contributions from the principals, who had no idea how their recordings would end up. The results by the unorthodox, Robitussin-y garage band, guided by heir traffic controller Melchior — inspired by Graham Lambkin, Luc Ferrari, Luc Marrianni, Prominent Disturbance, Yuzo Iwata, The Bren’t Lewiis Ensemble, Frank Bedal, Gus Coma, and many others — enable pulsating yet unresolved tangents to return from a walkabout bearing promises of increased salience of articulation. Includes a booklet of short stories by Melchior. Edition of 175. Scope out the foxy magic here: http://youtu.be/K1Cfohrxd-E


A Tribute

(Amish - AMI047) LP $18.00

Dan Melchior infuses lo-fi tribal rhythms with post-punk dance in the spirit of early Adam Ant, Fun Boy Three and The Fall — with Ivor Cutler added. Guests include Graham Lambkin, Letha Rodman-Melchior, Angela Sawyer aka Preggy Peggy, Gnarlos, Nicke Hennies, Le Ann Baca Bartlett, and Johnny Brewton.


Know Your Lloyd Pack

(Siltbreeze - SB146) 7-inch $2.50

“Captain’s log, Stardate 10.3.12: The Lloyd Pack EP is finally realized. We had picked up a distress signal some weeks back, the call letters unclear, but seemingly emitted from a slow and hostile planet known only as URP. The data transcribed mentioned project (Lloyd Pack), title, (Know Your Lloyd Pack), participants (Russell Walker, Letha Rodman Melchior, Dan Melchior) and facilitator (Siltbreeze). Upon listening to contents, our forward team —eager but without much depth — quickly attempted a single comparison to former Siltbreeze inhabitants, The Shadow Ring regarding sound and style. However, Chief Science Officer Roland Woodbe dismissed this as naive and noted the possibility of an Excalbian conspiracy in such a hasty summation. Woodbe elaborated a deeper analogy, finding in his historical dissection hints to century-old former galactic explorers such as Collective Horizontal, 49 Americans, and No Half Measures (for example). When presented with the compositions of Lloyd Pack, I found CSO Woodbe’s comprehension to be most evolved. That said, Know Your Lloyd Pack occupies its own unique aural atmosphere, too, with drollery of the highest Anglo-Saxon order, and ambience as crisp as a Gloustershire perry. Overall, I find its essence most logical.” — Tiberius Surak, Starfleet Commander