The Top Tent

(Outlier Communications) CD $10.00

“Kevin Hainey and Sarah Tracy situate themselves in an unlikely liminal zone,” say Bryon Hayes, “stretching between thick proto-industrial murk and buoyant Berlin School kosmische. Tracy and Hainey trace the formlessness of fluid matter with their sound-making gear, dappling their soundscapes with a naivete akin to that of R. Stevie Moore. The Top Tent is the most fully realized artifact in the Outliers canon, shaping the duo’s primordial ooze in fantastical ways. The pair are in symbiosis with their gear, coaxing weird and wonderful phantasms out of sheer electricity.”



(Outlier Communications) LP $25.00

This debut LP by Kevin Hainey and Sarah Tracy blends lo-fi sensibility and hi-fi substance by using atypical rhythms, atonal sounds, and shifting forms. The result feels at home in a number of genres (electronic, ambient, psychedelia, minimalism), all the better to soothe your psyche with shimmering inner light and to massage your senses with meditative warmth.


Gona Rubian Ranesa

(Outlier Communications) LP $29.00

The Argentinean band’s first studio album in seventeen years updates their classic sound to new realms of hypnotic psych-rock immersion. Miguel Tomasín, Anla Courtis, Rob Conlazo and Pacu Conlazo are clearly reinvigorated on this true masterpiece of psychedelic rock. About the four tracks on this “brain-melting monster,” Obladada has this to say: “ ‘Cameso Cator Sitero’ is a … corkscrew ride … stuttering around a motif that eventually blossoms into no less than a chopped and sliced ‘Ode to Joy’…. ‘Lintiri Teperoli’ drifts into view with organ patterns and drumming like a studio sketch from A Saucerful of Secrets, complete with Tomasín’s spiraling space whispers. ‘Acotan Silago Foli’ continues the overall drift as elements slowly gather, elevate and intermingle…. ‘Corlo Saturu’ snaps back into a busier, slobbering, grooving mess [as if a] studio ceremony has just exploded…. Eventually lysergic guitar forms out of the shitstorm, teasing lines and half-obliterated logic. Thirteen minutes of gloriously and furiously thrashing bliss heading absolutely nowhere.” Double-side insert. Alien green vinyl. Edition of 218.