VERTICAL SLIT

Slit and Pre-Slit

(Smudge) Used LP $15.00

Reissue of Jim Shepard’s first ever release, originally privately pressed in an edition of 100 copies in 1977. "Like a bunch of his Columbus, Ohio compatriots,” explains our friends at Volcanic Tongue, “he osmosed the aesthetics of classic rock while intuiting the formal repercussions that would eventually cohere into the punk-primitive stance of the underground groups gathered around the Siltbreeze label…. The fidelity is basement perfect and the tracks run from creepy answering machine messages to charged sci-fi jams with tape effects, fuzz and phasing, channeling aspects of The Velvet Underground, Hawkwind and Simply Saucer…. [I]solated experimentation in the wasteland of the early 70s … one of the key founding documents of modern underground music, flawlessly conceived, massively addictive and singularly fucking weird.” Sealed