STEVEN STAPLETON / DAVID TIBET

Musical Pumpkin Cottage

(United Dairies) Used CD $9.00

Two side-long tracks of strange psychedelic krautrock maximalism.

R.K. FAULHABER / JIM HAYNES / SIGTRYGGUR BERG SIGMARSSON / STEVEN STAPLETON / M.S. WALDRON

Sleeping Moustache

(Helen Scarsdale) CD $13.00 (Out-of-stock)

Members of irr. app. (ext,), Nurse With Wound, Stilluppsteypa, and Coelacanth present a psychically unstable landscape where dreams and nightmares wreak havoc upon the drudgery of daily life. Part epiphany of controlled disorder, convulsion of beauty, and cascade of thought from delirious minds, Sleeping Moustache exquisitely manifests sound poetry scattered into a tortuous collage mired in an oblique melancholy. Magnetic tones extracted from the ether, mechanical sounds smeared into lugubrious growls, horns trumpeting straight out of John’s Book of Revelation, ululations sliced into information overload of which Schwitters himself would be proud. The closest audible territory might be the psychoactive constructions of Nurse With Wound’s Homotopy To Marie, although the characters in this drama happened upon an entirely different map of that terrain.

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.”