JASON KAHN / JON MUELLER

Papercuts

(Crouton) Used CD $5.00

“With subtle electronic processing and various grades of handmade and commercial paper, Kahn and Mueller devote 18 minutes to exploring the ‘movement and malleability’ of paper, shoveling deeper into more esoteric forms of percussive experimentation,” according to Tiny Mix Tapes. In “what could be a gimmicky run-through of exchange-value bombast and tripe, Papercuts instead allows the subtle, tangible qualities of paper itself to dictate where the music goes (or doesn’t go), without the intentional efforts of the musicians to use it as a replacement for acoustic or electronic percussion…. It’s discreet, delicate, and rewarding… [I]t will make you appreciate the simple pleasures of material sonority itself, while reintroducing a bit of Dada-esque uneasiness.” Numbered edition of 500

HAL RAMMEL

Like Water Tightly Wound

(Crouton) Used 10-inch $10.00

This 2007 platter from Rammel’s series of solo Sound Palette studies captures the nuances of the intriguing instruments invented and built by the man himself — as curious for their sounds as they are as artifacts — finely crafted wood and metal devices one would expect to find in an obscure section of a museum. Melodic and buzzing with texture, these Sound Palette recordings represent an overview of artistic endeavor, ranging from electro-acoustic theory and practice, to sculpture and craftsmanship. With photographic print, liner notes, antique-themed 78 record package. Edition of 300