FABREC030 CULVERGateshead Graves LP
In the crowded field of guitar droneworks, UK musician Lee Stokoe could be said to be hidden in plain sight. For two decades, his solo project Culver and in-house tape label Matching Head have produced a consistent stream of releases without approaching anything near household-name status. This is due in part to a workmanlike, low-profile approach to recording and releasing music, despite time served in the mighty Skullflower. And then there’s the music itself: unpolished, unsettling, a history of textures divorced from any linear notions of progress. Prolific as Culver has been, “Gateshead Graves” marks only the third instance of Lee filling 24 inches of grooved real estate on his own (after the obscure “Route of Aesthetic” lathe cut and the oddly elusive “Dead Winter Blood” LP). It features two side-long tracks that put the listener first in the hold of a ship bound nowhere good and then in an aircraft headed in roughly the same direction. Volume and isolation recommended for an appropriately immersive experience.
Mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk at Stereophonic Mastering (Grouper, Sublime Frequencies, Mississippi Records).
Limited edition of 200 on black vinyl with hand-numbered insert.
FAB023 ROBERT TURMANMacro C-30
Brand new 30 minutes of music by american ambient/noise/industrial pioneer Robert Turman (NON/Z.O. Voider). Recorded in 2012, these new tracks by Turman deliver heavy pounding tape loops and machine-like rhythms that cycle and flow like clockwork, while the sound of hot steam rises from the factory floor. Industrial music for the post-industrial age done by one of the pioneers. Limited to 100 pro-dubbed copies with full color j-card. Buy Now
FAB022 A FULL COSMIC SOUNDChemtrails C-40
Second official release by this improv. experimental pysch collective from Santiago, Chile on Fabrica.
Murky spacey distorted fuzz-drenched jams with a hint of Spacemen 3 and a pinch of Joy Division-ish bass-lines thrown into the mix. Play Loud! Buy Now
FAB021 AERONAUTCoronal Mass C-36
Aeronaut is Steve Fors, a multi-instrumentalist and composer from Brooklyn, NY. Also member of the Chicago-based drone/noise outfit, The Golden Sores, he’s been experimenting with long-form song structures since 1995. In his current work, he is interested in exploring the relationship between sound and time; specifically how sustained fields of sound can alter our temporal perception and physical awareness. He says of his work/process, “It’s that moment–when everything around you ceases to exist, or rather you become everything around you, or rather still the boundaries of skin and self and earth and air are shattered; when you’re acutely conscious but completely powerless and everything turns to white–when that split second turns timeless, there is nothing else but crushing joy.”
Two 18 minute side long tracks of ear blazing epic drone contained in a 36 minute pro-dubbed cassette secured in a black wooden box. Each and every box was painted. printed and hand-assembled by the artist himself. Includes digital download. Buy Now
Luciernaga’s CD-R debut (after 2 cassettes and a split with Insect Factory) consists of 35+ minutes of disintegrating loops, slide-guitar drones, modified vocals and processed samples.
Although there are no lyrics, the sounds on this CD are very much a political statement for human rights, the right to self-determination and against violence. Each CD comes in an hand-stamped and hand-numbered 100% PCW recycled chipboard arigato pak, with full-color art on the front an back, and each copy includes a different card with islamic art on one side and a section from the “Mathnavi”, an extensive poem written in Persian by Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi, the celebrated Persian Sufi saint and poet, on the other.
FAB016 LAZURITE s/t Cassette
FAB018 SOUND OUT LIGHT Bloom Cassette
FAB019 HAKOBUNE The Still Life of Reverie Cassette
FABREC020 TURMAN, ROBERT Beyond Painting 2xLP
FAB021 AERONAUT Coronal Mass Cassette
FAB022 A FULL COSMIC SOUND Chemtrails Cassette
FABREC025 RAMBUTAN Inverted Summer LP
This is a total “impulse” release, and was mostly recorded over Memorial Day Weekend. 40+ minutes of improvised guitar music/soundscapes.
Side A is subtle, calm and introspective while Side B is dark, angry and annoying. Very reflective of Joao Da Silva’s (Luciernaga) gemini-affected split-personality. Luciernaga is usually a one-man operation, but two of the tracks on Side A include additional improvised guitar by Mr. Ivan Daguer (of Pastabase Records (Psychedelic Schafferson Jetplane/La Banda’s) recorded during improvised jams in November of 2010.
This is a one-time (yes, limited) edition of 30 cassettes on home-dubbed C-47 white shell cassettes packaged in lino-cut printed and hand stamped 18pt. brown 100% PCW recycled chipboard brad pack.
FAB001 – LUCIERNAGA – “Life Passes Away Like Idle Chatter”
Life Passes Away Like Idle Chatter is a collection of music/sound compositions recorded between 2008-2010. 40 minutes of guitar based drone/ambient/noise made in Gowanus – Brooklyn, NY. Format: Audio Cassette
Edition of 100
All prices include postage:
$5 in the U.S.
$8 to Canada
$10 Rest of the World