BREN'T LEWIIS ENSEMBLE

Taxidermy Frogs Copulating

(Butte County Free Music Society - BUFMS72) CDR $8.00

Over an hour of primordial muck extracted from the squishy lobes of these rurality-damaged urp-meisters. Bendier and more musk-slathered than a nudist farm trampoline, this Eros-preoccupied companion to the group’s upcoming Thanatos-exploiting The Inevitable Typo On Sheila Ostrich’s Tombstone applies electronic yeem to backward Marx Brothers opera, the voices of slimy novelty degenerates, and everything writhing on the tiles in between. Ample time on their first release of 2018 is allotted to reimagining several of fiction’s great lotharios -- Dwight Shrute, Ernst Blofeld, Mr. Magoo, and Rod McKuen -- as a cross between fascistic playboys and sex Nazis. Bug-eyed gurgles and clacks advance and recede with satyriasis-enriched determination worthy of a home-made installation of Rauschenberg’s Mud Muse. All buttons on the cookie machine are pushable: Moistened sputters, lascivious fwaps, cascades of dirty corn popping, weird grunting, perv huff, dejected shuffling of objects unaccustomed to the attention, and primitive electronic wub from toys and gizmos and manipulations. Salacious alien screeches serenade the reluctant, propelled by the percussive fiddle-faddle of incessant gorge harassment and creepy shoulder rubs. In master suites where violins get sawed in half by morning-after dental floss spat out of inflamed urethrae, Thundertubes and Stylophones grapple like surreal Greco-Roman tadpoles. BLE’s confusing, heavily mirrored demimonde, where everything and nothing is disturbing and inappropriate, allows the sound of children’s toys to infiltrate the needlessly elaborate hideouts of villains and make everyone uncomfortable on several levels. Keeps things spicy.

OMIT

Enclosures 2011–2016

(Pica Disk) 5xCD $30.00 (Out-of-stock)

COMING SOON. Remastered reissue of limited edition CDRs self-released on Deepskin Conceptual Mindmusic. Includes Transistor Rhythms (2011), Proportions Of The Skull (2012), Echo Dot (2014), EndClosures (2015), and Differential Hemispheres (2016). With booklet of Clint Williams's surrealist drawings and science fiction themed artwork, plus liner notes by collaborator Bruce Russell.

L’ AUTOPSIE A REVELE QUE LA MORT ETAIT DUE A L’AUTOPSIE

Ich verkündige festtage, furcht, etliche nachrichten, beweinenswerten Tod

(Éditions Vibrisse - iiss04) 7-inch (lathe cut) $15.00

Inscrutable tape manipulated field recordings by AKA_Bondage, Anla Courtis, Franq De Quengo, Ogrob, that reference the 500-year-old death knell at Strasbourg Cathedral. Serene yet unsettling. Two inserts. Edition of 33.