The Tongue

(Bimbo Tower) LP $16.00 (Out-of-stock)

"The Chilean with the singing nose," legendary for the Drinking My Own Sperm LP (Squeaky Shoes 1977), combines Chilean traditional music, post-punk feeling and a little spirit of the European avant garde. Joining Alvaro (voice and Casio) are Jens Volk (bass and voice) and Giorgos Notaras (percussion and voice).


Entraxes Inégaux

(Bimbo Tower - BTR06) LP $17.25 (Out-of-stock)

Freaky drummer Monsieur Cognard reunites the insanity of Jac Berrocal (trumpet and piano), Dan Warburton (violin and keyboards), Judith Kan (voice) and Béatrice Godeau (cello). Ecstatic and unusual free improvisations recorded in the studio by Patrick Müller June 2009. Chipboard fold-over sleeve, silkscreened on both sides. Cover by Jörg Morning. Red vinyl. Edition of 300.



(Bimbo Tower) LP (one-sided) $20.00 (Out-of-stock)

Instrumental trio Yann Gourdon (hurdy gurdy), Jeremie Sauvage (bass), and Mathieu Tilly (drums) performing one 22-minute-long song. Hypnotic post-kraut music in the vein of Outside The Dream Syndicate. Previously released on Sonic Protest 2008 2xCD (Textile 2008). Spray-painted PVC sleeve.


Couper Les Tchou-Tchou

(Bimbo Tower) LP $20.00

Improvisation tinged with humor and humility, a rare approach. From the strangely nerdy harpsichord to the spirit of serenity and clusters of small noises and explosions, from the male vocals competing without meaning, trying to scream higher and higher, to the supervisor berating students for smoking, Couper les tchou-tchou delivers new ideas and much-needed rawness to a frequently fixed and ossified genre.



(Bimbo Tower - BTR05) LP $13.25

Los Caballos De Düsseldorf (The Düsseldorf Horses) was formed by four punks from Spain as an improv collective, an open band with no fixed line-up in which anyone is welcome, so long as they are willing to play circuit-bent toys fabricated by Olaf Ladousse (Le Dernier Cri collaborator and the visual artist behind DIY graphic zine Que Suerte!), which he calls “doorags,” in a tribute to the lo-fi blues-noise duo of the same name. On this, the second LP by LCDD, doorags are plugged in directly to the mixer and, no surprise, cacophony results. Lunacy from a demented child’s bedroom. Potro Oscilante (Poulin Oscillant) joins the quartet on theremin for one track, and Fela Borbone (Ulan Bator Trio) does the same with his mierdofon on another. European style jackets with silver stickers on front and back. Edition of 300.


No Victoria

(Bimbo Tower - BTR09) 2xLP $23.25 (Out-of-stock)

NSB (John B. Boyle, John Clement, Bill Exley, Murray Favro, Art Pratten, and Aya Onishi) join SP2 (Laurent Berger, Sébastien Borgo, Rémy Bux) in a musical confrontation where the former’s anti-academic improvisation and no-technique playing oppose the latter’s raw post-punk mixed with concrete music composition. Recorded at La Mer Rouge Studio in 2006.


Des Machines Dans Les Yeux

(Bimbo Tower) LP $20.00 (Out-of-stock)

Industrial dead-dance music. Hypnotic, mekanik. Maniac electronics. Deviant wave. Whatever catchphrase we go with to describe the first full studio album by EL-G (Kraaaak, S-S, and Nashazphone) and Jo (Tanz Procesz), both of whom have worked with Ghédalia Tazartès under the monicker Reines d'Angleterre, these young delinquents scrub the industrial music of their elders with body-tingling electronic rhythms. Wild and colorful, binary and furious, dirty and futuristic, an excellent example of how the new underground electronics connect history to contemporaneity.


Semelles de Fondation

(Bimbo Tower - BTR017) LP $20.00 (Out-of-stock)

Second improv meeting between bass clarinettist Michel Pilz (Globe Unity Orchestra, Manfred Schoof Quintet) and percussionist Noël Cognard (Salmigondis, Empan, Tribraque), with an expanded line-up that includes Itaru Oki on trumpet and flute, Benjamin Duboc on contrabass and voice, Patrick Müller on "électrosonics," and Sébastian Rivas on computer. Explorations on the border of free jazz and post-noise atmospheres.


Trop De Pas Assez

(Bimbo Tower - BTR03) LP $17.25 (Out-of-stock)

French quintet of freaks playing improvised psychedelic noise jazz kraut muzak with drums, percussion, guitar, bass, synth, saxophone, turntables, objects, voice and crazy electronics. Broken swing and harsh Dada spirit, with an early Futurist flavor. Handmade covers (their signature pink starburst with a letterpressed mark on one side, the name silkscreened in two colors on the other; chipboard jackets). Edition of 150.


Assez De Trop Pas

(Bimbo Tower - BTR04) LP $17.25 (Out-of-stock)

The French freaks are back with five guests on percussion, flute, alto, trumpet and noises, taking their thing into psych Dada nutso jazz mini big-band territory. Handmade covers (their signature pink starburst, a plaid wallpaper sample, and found images from magazines; chipboard jackets). Edition of 150.


Puissance 36 kw

(Bimbo Tower - BTR02) LP $17.25 (Out-of-stock)

Free jazz meets junkotronics with this inspired, excited quartet -- Jean-Noël Cognard (Salmigondis) on drums and assorted percussion, Arnaud Rivière (Bobby Moo) on electronics, Titus Oppman on bass, and Chicco Gramaglia on trombone. Heavy card foldover sleeve, silkscreened on both sides. Purple vinyl. Edition of 300.


Craquer Les Liants

(Bimbo Tower - BTR08) LP $17.25 (Out-of-stock)

Another astonishing work by Serge Adam (trumpet, bugle), Jérome Noetinger (electroacoustic system), Titus Oppmann (bass), Jean-Noël Cognard (drums, percussions & objects), who create a broken puzzle with pieces of early free jazz, European improv and electroacoustic manipulations. Heavy card foldover sleeve, silkscreened on both sides. Blue vinyl. Edition of 300.


Entraxes Inégaux

(Bimbo Tower) 2xLP $20.00 (Out-of-stock)

Free and improvised navigation of the murky waters of organized sound, orchestrated like New Yorkers or Köln-ists. Jean-François Pauvros (guitars and voice) Patrick Müller of Ilitch (electrosonics), Jean-Noël Cognard (drums and objects).