SMALL CRUEL PARTY

An Accident In Substance

(Harbinger Sound) 3xCD $22.50 (Out-of-stock)

A massive retrospective, with tracks from out-of-print seven-inches and compilation submissions. “Even The Lives Of Our Grandfathers” (Methods of Achieving Satisfaction in a Goal-Oriented Society [Apraxia]); “Some Movements” (Nature Morte 2 [E’ostrate]); “Wind On Jets,” “Every Force Evolves A Form,” and “Micromelistmata” (Anodyne Effect of Habit [Small Cruel Party]); “12 Breaths On Shore” and “Seminal Brainpan” (Seminal Brainpan [Dom America]); “Without Arms But With Some Kind Of Peculiar Attachment” (Dedication-Zweite Auslese [Artware]); “Before The Dream” and “Of The Still Earth” (Before the Dream [Drone]); “Home Borders : Circling Outward Past Edge To Rest, Awaken” (Shiroseasons [Shirocoal]); “Cold Hell” and “This Moment” (The Subtle Body [Banned Production]); “Vasana” (Noisenet #4 [NOISE]); “1860-xii-30 Birds Explore Trees 15-v-1960” (America The Beautiful [RRR]); “Notes On Use” (Howard 31 [Artware]); “Double Entrance” (Precipitation [Partial]); “Sister - Well – Brother” (from split acetate with Daniel Menche [MSBR]); “Red, Wide And Driving” (Killing Me Softly With Noise [NOISE]); “7-1114/357-730 The Light Itself” (Parasit [Ant-Zen]); “Iron Moment” (Interference [23five]); “La Poussiere Des Murs Detruit Le Passe” (Regeneration – Degenerescence [Kaon]); “For The Coil Of Copper Underwood” (…And The Vultures Miss Nothing [Harbinger Sound]); “Second Honor: It’s Forever Again” (Links Outta Here [Generator Sound Art]); “To Have Been Seen” (To Have Been Seen [Shirocoal]); “Ceremonies Of Memory I & II” (Ceremonies of Memory [Fylkingen Records]); “Objects As They Change” (10 x 10 [Banned Production]).

SMALL CRUEL PARTY

Do You Believe In A Pencil?

(Small Cruel Party - SCP002) Used CD $17.50 (Out-of-stock)

Key Ransone focuses on the inherent mysterious and beautiful quality of sound itself, with the emphasis on obscure non-instrumental sources. The density comes from concentration of activity, usually derived from the acoustics of manipulation of physical objects. Even Small Cruel Party’s high-volume pieces on this self-released 1991 album maintain intense, zen-like calm. Silkscreened box.

SMALL CRUEL PARTY

Unroof The House Of The Fishes

(Harbinger Sound - 114) LP $20.00 (Out-of-stock)

First-time vinyl reissue of this cryptic cassette (G.R.O.S.S. 1993), noted by our friends at Volcanic Tongue for its “rigorous, eerie compositional feel … with inchoate shapes and odd, grating sonorities inserted into the two side long tracks in a way that is quite uncomfortable, undermining the piece’s sense of space and somehow constantly forcing you to re-think or re-process your perspective…. [T]ranscendentally odd and strangely moving…, blurring the line between classic noise, timbrally aggressive improvisation, laminal tape work and homemade minimalist ritual….”