TOM CARTER / SCORCES

Beats For The Beast

(Free Porcupine Society) Used Split CD $5.00

All three members of Charalambides take a moment in 2004 to pursue passionate, simple beauty. The title track by Tom Carter is a “30-minute psychedelic dustbowl of slide guitar meanderings…, lush and impressive…,” explains Tiny Mix Tapes. Christina Carter and Heather Leigh Murray add textures and “touches of vocals to their mind-expanding cuatro.” Packaged in a silk-screened tri-fold sleeve with handmade obi.

TOM CARTER

Root King

(Eclipse) Used LP $5.00

All of side one is “Lighthouse,” a slow, shimmering glissando of gonging bells and elongated swells of feedback, a glacial yet effervescent guitar piece. The second side offers more elusive notes and flowing, held tones that constantly waver between a vague throat / tonal source.

TOM CARTER / PAT MURANO

Tom Carter / Pat Murano

(Kelippah - KEL014) LP $15.00 (Out-of-stock)

A side stream of excellent deployment by a Charalambide and a NNCK who incorporate mell-harshing loops into their psychedelic, abstract configuration. Silkscreened jacket. Edition of 300.