TWO REISSUES OUT NOW – “Flower Throats” and “A Lobster in an Armchair” / “Improv for Annoying Helicopter” by The Golden Gonk

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The Golden Gonk – “Flower Throats” (Shack in the Barley Productions, shitbar016) – £3.00 (not including shipping)

A) Cough Like Shattering Glass (18:18)
B) There’s Dust to Drink (18:18)

A welcome reissue for this album, which has been unavailable for a decade (dang, just how did you cope through all that time?!)…”Flower Throats” is ostensibly one huge piece- an extended teasing improv foreplay session, followed by a sweet pleasure plateau, then a Tantric drone rock orgasm- all pink pulsations, mauve headrushes and scarlet eruptions…violin, melodeon, percussion, vocals and multiple open-tuned electric guitars recorded in a single afternoon in early September 2006…

Pink C40 cassette in a clear case with full colour artwork and tape labels, plus an insert.

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The Golden Gonk – “A Lobster in an Armchair” / “Improv for Annoying Helicopter” (Shack in the Barley Productions, shitbar021) – £3.00 (not including shipping)

“A Lobster in an Armchair”:

A1) Untitled (2:23)
A2) Untitled (8:48)
A3) Untitled (6:15)
A4) Untitled (9:52)
A5) Untitled (3:13)
B1) Untitled (17:03)
B2) Untitled (1:05)

“Improv for Annoying Helicopter”:

B3) Untitled (13:29)

“A Lobster…” was recorded over a couple of very mellow evenings in August 2006 and was inspired by an image I’d seen on a Polish postage stamp (yeah, yeah- I know…not *another* album inspired by a surrealist painting of a lobster sitting in an armchair, smoking a pipe, printed on a small adhesive piece of paper originating from Eastern Europe- yawn!!)…there was a police helicopter buzzing away somewhere off in the distance for most of the time that I was recording the Spanish guitar portion of the album, which you might be able to pick up on, though perhaps only if you have owl or bat ancestors…anyway- quite a nice little album with a peculiar atmosphere…can’t recall playing like this before or since- maybe it was the helicopter?!

PS- the bonus track was recorded in January 2017 and is exclusive to this reissue!!

Clear with red liner C65 cassette in a clear case with full colour artwork, plus an insert.

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Tonnes of exciting new cassettes on the way- more news to follow!!

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FIVE RELEASES OUT NOW – Morbid Rainbow (new cassette), The Golden Gonk (new and double reissue cassettes), Milky Minotaur & 14 Graves of Interest (collab/split cassette) + MMV (free album download)!!

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Morbid Rainbow – “Plausible Oxymorons” (Shack in the Barley Productions, shitbar140) – £3.00 (not including shipping)

A1) Sexy Compost (8:52)
A2) Plausible Oxymoron (9:27)
B1) Virgin Hooker (8:38)
B2) Evil Jesus (9:14)

Following on from a clutch of itty bitty releases- y’know, probs stuff like floppy disk EPs, novelty-shaped interview flexis, Betamax video singles of impromptu performances in Ashby-de-la-Zouch and 3 second teaser snippets only accessible via a crackly 1-800 hotline, this here cassette is- I’m reliably informed- the very first full length jammer from electrowhizz Mike Hertz!! Not that it matters, of course- whatever the release type, whatever the format, whatever the moniker, this cat’s shizzle always tickles your sweet spot in a humdingin’ abstract-psych-minimal kinda way- JUST the way we like it…so grip this tape pronto and err, be tickled!! Right on…

Green C40 cassette in a clear case with full colour artwork and tape labels, plus an insert.

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The Golden Gonk – “Say it With Hammers II” (Shack in the Barley Productions, shitbar141) – £2.50 (not including shipping)

A1) Splatter Blackjack (1:53)
A2) Say it With Hammers II (11:08)
A3) Laugh & Death (1:34)
B1) Burning Wrists (4:19)
B2) Die by the Gavel (5:23)
B3) Scrotum (4:35)

Birthed from the smoke of that swingin’ palace, straight from the lizard’s nethers- a set of seaside contemplation…planning your life away on dead time, as numb as they come…waiting awhile ’til the fruit’s on the edge of decay, ’til the pond’s on the brink of stagnation, then awhile longer for good measure…but never mind the SHOCK and the SHRIEK of the times, never mind the SNOT and the SPUTUM- I said it all the same in the end…

Yellow C30 cassette in a clear case with full colour artwork and tape labels, plus an insert.

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Milky Minotaur & 14 Graves of Interest – “The ’70s Slaughterhouse” (Shack in the Barley Productions, shitbar142) – £3.00 (not including shipping)

A1)  Milky Minotaur & 14 Graves of Interest – The ’70s Slaughterhouse (2:05)
A2) 14 Graves of Interest – Ox Blood Orgy (9:03)
A3) 14 Graves of Interest – Stable to Grave (5:17)
A4) Milky Minotaur & 14 Graves of Interest – The ’70s Slaughterhouse (Continued) (7:09)
B1)  Milky Minotaur – Bovine Eyes (14:15)
B2) Milky Minotaur & 14 Graves of Interest – The ’70s Slaughterhouse (Concluded) (10:01)

The death of the cow…a death that brought life…a death that brought sex…a death that brought soup…the moos turned to cries- cows did NOT enjoy the ’70s…the leering whirring, the immortal execution…the immoral exploitation- hey, “you got what you wanted”…waltzing and stabbing, through mist and deception…chasing and chunnering in amidst the dangled carcasses…the mounds of steaming offal…the streams of foaming blood…this is music to eat beef baguettes by…

Red C50 cassette in a clear case with full colour artwork and tape labels, plus an insert.

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The Golden Gonk – “Gonk Skronk” / “The Hollow Roll of the Egg” (Shack in the Barley Productions, no cat. no.) – £4.00 (not including shipping)

“Gonk Skronk”:

A) Mouth, Mouse, Armpit, Tarpit & Cowshit (21:05)
B) Muffled Laughter Behind Half-Open Doors (21:20)

“The Hollow Roll of the Egg”:

C1) The Sagittarian Gong (1:22)
C2) Bird of Stars (11:48)
C3) Nine Line Dream (2:14)
C4) The Prehistoric Ruins of the Banana People (3:54)
D1) Sleepy Gerbil Raga (4:53)
D2) The Lion Set Sail (13:28)

Two more “edition of diddly-squat” Gonk CD-R missives from ancient times brought back from the OOP graveyard and combined into this handsome twofer cassette set for your delectation…whew, try saying that quickly after a few rocks of crack!! But enough with the tongue-twisters, what of the SONICS?! “Gonk Skronk” was gonna be a double- a right old avant “sink blocker”, as they say in the business- until I wised up, sacked off the heinous detritus (some of it’s out there somewhere, no doubt, on the black market) and left ye with but two side-long monoliths of warped amp dredge, drowsy starlit minimalism and eerie coastal dreamhouse explorations!! “The Hollow Roll…”, on t’other cloven hoof, consists of a bunch of ‘otherness’ that slithered and shimmied my way during the same epic stretch of GETTING SHIT DOWN that slimed out not only “Gonk Skronk”, but the strange and sexy sisters “Individual Grace…” and “Hye & Hellow” too…end of sesh jams re: seafaring, misheard snatches of dining room conversation and wisdom tooth extraction…a lustful living room raga, in the shadow of ‘the horns’…a percussive flight of fancy…and some other bits!! Definitely sounds like a party to me…

2 x white C45 cassettes in a clear double case with full colour artwork and tape labels, plus an insert.

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MMV – “A Different Agenda to the Sheep” (Shack in the Barley Productions, shitbar143)

1) The Roadie (0:58)
2) Nightmares on a Damaged Sofa #2 (3:18)
3) Avoid Heroin and Rivers (2:46)
4) Swarm of the Sandflies (4:09)
5) The Most Evil Thing I’ve Put My Name To (3:06)
The Gnat Turd Derails the Steam Train:
6) Frolics with Her Skeletal Distant (3:18)
7) Look at Your Chinchilla, Girl (3:05)
8) Nautical Smokescreen (3:35)
9) The Thin Ice Has Cracked (3:19)
10) Chocolate Martyr (3:15)
Intersectional Interlude:
11) At the Intersection #4 (4:05)
The Flame Was an Hallucination:
12) Biscuits From the Horned One (4:15)
13) Smooth Sailing on the Seas of Dracula’s Balls (9:08)
14) All Night Wolf (3:05)
15) Hotbrush Shrine (2:47)
Alien Environments:
16) I Offered My Wing of Comfort (4:06)
Dissolving Like a Dream at Daybreak:
17) Ructions #1 (1:16)
18) Theme From ‘Preston Bye Ta Ta’ (1:53)
19) I Want to Be a Bin Man (3:09)
20) Teeming with Vermin (2:49)
21) Freekin’ Out the Masses (8:13)
22) Birthing the Bird (5:19)
23) Preston Bye Ta Ta (For Now) (4:07)

Boredom…the BEST kind…not that I knew it then- where for art thou TUMULT?! Waiting in the wings, I s’pose- trapped behind a frigid wall of lethargy, desperately in need of new batteries…cowering, caramelised, coming through concrete- so long to all the longing and thanks for the crumbs…scatter them along the canalside, bury me in shadows, wield an ugly scalpel, play LOUDLY for the ‘ghosts’…

Download the zip file here (contains both the music and full artwork):

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Ah, the ending of another year- thanks to all the people involved in the stuff released by Shack in the Barley Productions in 2016 and to everyone who bought and/or downloaded it!!

I’ve got loads of cool stuff planned for 2017, so keep checking back!! See you next year…

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FIVE NEW TAPES – Hermit at the Fireside + Mink & Mutton new albums, Unlikely Dreamfellows / Sky Sacrifice split EP and The Golden Gonk reissue and comp!!

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Hermit at the Fireside – “II” (Shack in the Barley Productions, shitbar135) – £3.00 (not including shipping)

A1) Cold Marble, Colder Iron (11:58)
A2) Cogitation II (3:54)
B) Extinguished Flames in an Empty Room (16:56)

A long while gone since that 1st haunted session, the Hermit was again ready for the house…with implements gathered, the rust resonated…some cities away, glasses were drained, their clinks almost melding with the dings in the dim light…all laughter subsumed by charred chimney howlings…

Pea green C35 cassette in a clear case with full colour artwork and tape labels, plus an insert.

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Mink & Mutton – “Fourth: That Touch of Mink…and Mutton” (Shack in the Barley Productions, shitbar136) – £3.00 (not including shipping)

A) (That Touch of) Mutton V (17:28)
B) (That Touch of) Mink V (17:28)

With their truculent talents now split evenly between deepest Singleton and exotic Kirkham, the Mink & Mutton boys’ musickal mong-out sessions have become fewer and farther between of late…I mean, seriously?! It’s like, 10 minutes on the fucking train…failing that, ever heard of email?! “The postal service”?! Carrier pigeon?! But hey- time flies in this part of the world, so what’s 2 years among fwends?!

Good to have ’em back in the Shack, whatever- smoked slime electrics, malevolently mouldering string wranglings, languidly looping oboe honks and the sinister sound of SOMEONE’S MUM’S COOKER ALARM GOING OFF (oooh, terrifying!!) are just some of the delights served up at this veritable sonic buffet!! Dig in or be damned!!

Pink C40 cassette in a clear case with full colour artwork and tape labels, plus an insert.

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Unlikely Dreamfellows / Sky Sacrifice – “Split II” (Shack in the Barley Productions, shitbar137) – £2.00 (not including shipping)

Unlikely Dreamfellows:

A) The Mole of Bromley (10:03)

Sky Sacrifice:

B1) Blowjob From a Vampire (5:13)
B2) Crucified T-Shirt (4:17)

The nice thing about split tapes is that, if you like the ‘company’ of the artist(s) you’re sharing with, you can put another together!! And only a fool would forego a second chance to occupy hallowed tapespace with the mighty UNLIKELY DREAMFELLOWS (the duo of Katie Richie and Steve Graham), whose “The Mole of Bromley” is an unsettling, but beautiful “cold garage fantasia on troubling visions, shifting east to opposing climes…dark was the night and plentiful were the slaughtered animals”…my side picks up where “Palm Tree Thrash” from the last split left off- minimal metal maulings hover over audial flea markets of keys, bass and samples…in other words, nothing less than the perfect soundtrack for your next visit to a public bog in East Tunbridge!!

Orange C20 cassette in a clear case with full colour artwork and tape labels, plus an insert.

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The Golden Gonk – “Slept Like a Log” (Shack in the Barley Productions, shitbar015) – £3.00 (not including shipping)

A1) Clouds & Crows Having Orgasms (6:36)
A2) Bloodsucking Grass (5:23)
A3) Paws Full of Claws (8:27)
A4) Like a Prehistoric Bird in Waiting (14:11)
A5) The Winter Died (2:31)
B1) It Will Rain All Week (10:36)
B2) Conversation of Stones (5:39)
B3) The Silt (18:28)

The ’10 year anniversary’ GG reissue juggernaut powers on with a nice new edition of this mulch-heavy epic, originally gifted to the world as a CD-R. Intended as a ‘sequel’ to 2004’s “Songtrees” album, “Slept Like a Log” is, was and ever shall be another mixture of raw, untreated free psych folk rockin’ performances and field recordings, plus some electronically modified layers and other such fun shit!! I’ve used a different mix of “Bloodsucking Grass” to the one that was on the original issue, other than that everything’s the same as it was back in hazy, lazy ’06!!

Green C80 cassette in a clear case with full colour artwork and tape labels, plus an insert.

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The Golden Gonk – “Three EPs From 2006” (Shack in the Barley Productions, shitbar138) – £3.00 (not including shipping)

“A Moonset of White Frogs”:

A1) A Moonset of White Frogs (15:03)

“Flung or Slung Into the Chattering Abyss…”:

A2) Neither Flesh Nor Fish Nor Good Red Herring (18:48)
A3) A Fish Needs a Hat (9:39)
B1) And Death is Deaf (Blood is Blind, Fish Are Dumb) (5:05)

“Du Gonkst Mir”:

B2) Low Winter Sun (13:33)
B3) Stagnant Marsh (15:57)

Some riveting trivia about the creation of these EPs…

  • After getting the idea to record a rain storm for “A Moonset of White Frogs”, I had to wait about two weeks for one to occur!! Two weeks!! In the North West of England!! Whatever next?!
  • An episode of A Life of Grime (or something similarly gross) was on the telly in the background whilst I was tracking “A Fish Needs a Hat”…yeah, some guy had died in his kitchen during a really hot summer and was only discovered after his body liquidised into the lino and started dripping into the flat below!! Fuck!!
  • The source material for “Low Winter Sun” was recorded live in a HAUNTED CHURCH!! Err, I say haunted- thinking back, those noises may have just been from the MICE…

Purple C90 cassette in a clear case with full colour artwork and tape labels, plus an insert.

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Many thanks if you choose to order anything and thanks to all the artists involved in this month’s batch!! Plenty more stuff to come before the year is out- keep checking back for updates!!

 

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THREE TAPES OUT NOW – Uton / The Gonk with a Luminous Nose / Roped Off / Sheaf & Froggatt four-way split, The Urinating Goblin new album, The Golden Gonk reissue

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Uton / The Gonk with a Luminous Nose / Roped Off / Sheaf & Froggatt – Split (Shack in the Barley Productions, shitbar133) – £3.50 (not including shipping)

Uton:

A1) Energy Field Modulations (19:49)
i) Skull Sounds
ii) Heart Chakra Modulation
iii) Etheric Gold
iv) Ajna Blossoms
v) Etheric Skull

The Gonk with a Luminous Nose:

A2) Dead Snooker Players (9:56)
A3) Parakeets of Lesbos (6:49)

Roped Off:

B1) Cracks the Safe (6:36)
B2) Finds the Stairs (9:59)

Sheaf & Froggatt:

B3) Noises Made by Cacti Growing Inside an Alien Hothouse (11:29)
B4) A Ram Sang Under Water (9:15)

I’m beyond excited to bring you yet another MONSTER four-way split tape, stuffed to bursting point with fine audial esoterica, this time around from Finnish legend Uton, my own project The Gonk with a Luminous Nose (perhaps better known as plain old The Golden Gonk), US synth wizards Roped Off and Swinton’s finest Sheaf & Froggatt…hallucinatory UFO communications, obscure warblings and squelches, brain-tickling feedback loops, bowel-churning fuzz organ figures, cold urban electronics, sub-aquatic garglings, melancholic wanderings…and we’ve barely scratched the surface!!

Blue C80 cassette in a clear front/blue-tinted back case with full colour artwork and tape labels, plus inserts.

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The Urinating Goblin – “Saucy Nature- Vaginal Wood Knots & a Penis Tree” (Shack in the Barley Productions, shitbar134) – £3.00 (not including shipping)

A1) Spruce in Autumn (5:19)
A2) The Lady of the Glen (2:41)
A3) A Penis Tree (10:33)
B1) Sherwood Beauty (8:45)
B2) Oxfordshire Willow (7:18)

Missing, presumed drowned in a puddle of his own putrid piss down a dirty alley since Fornicating Fog dissipated in summer 2010, The Urinating Goblin is back…and with an album celebrating the erotic qualities of trees at that!! This barking collection of grovey folk funk, fully-bloomed doom and splintered improv will have you shaking your trunks and secreting sap onto the forest floor quicker than you can say “photosynthesis”!!

Green C40 cassette in a clear case with full colour artwork and tape labels, plus inserts.

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The Golden Gonk – Untitled (Shack in the Barley Productions, shitbar014) – £3.00 (not including shipping)

A1) Through Some Door in the Dark (5:25)
A2) Mass Evacuation of Friends (10:11)
A3) Cold Book (8:26)
B1) Really! (17:49)
B2) I Took Myself to a Calm Space (4:26)

A ten year anniversary cassette reissue of the LONG unavailable CD-R!!

Lured by the smoke, the time was nigh- my heart sank, so I ran a bath…my stomach flipped, so I ordered pancakes…futher rumblings came to nothing, still I clanked in agony…poked knitting needles into the slimy well…opened the window and detuned the fucking radio…the thumps were coming from there, but the hum was coming from her…

Fluorescent yellow C50 cassette in a clear front/aqua back case with full colour artwork and tape labels, plus an insert.

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Many thanks if you choose to order anything and thanks to everyone who sent me their exquisite sounds for the split tape!!

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TWO NEW RELEASES OUT NOW – MMIV + The Golden Gonk cassettes!!

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MMIV – “Keep a Camera in Your Mind” (Shack in the Barley Productions, shitbar130/131) – £4.00 (not including shipping)

A1) Rodent Gloom (0:58)
A2) Pit Maiden (2:38)
A3) No Other Desolation Quite Like It (1:28)
A4) Insulting Gibberish Compendium (4:10)
A5) Except in Memory (2:36)
A6) Urinal Splash/Optical Nymph (4:12)
A7) Porn in the Piano (3:13)
B1) Freak Palace Dread (3:05)
B2) At the Intersection #1 (3:08)
B3) Two Eyes on Red Velvet (3:46)
B4) Sapphire Advent (3:12)
B5) Famous Pussy (Studio) (4:18)
C1) Representing the Trees (4:06)
C2) Feedback 2004- I Paid for My Sins (4:08)
C3) Silver Scrape Thrash Relic (5:38)
C4) Factory in the Woodland (4:15)
D1) Nightmares on a Damaged Sofa (3:14)
D2) The Summer is a Mistress (2:14)
D3) Orange Painted Peril (3:08)
D4) Guide My Itchy Finger (1:05)
Stragglers:
D5) Meat Pies & Iced Buns (2:09)
D6) Hobo Waltz (2:54)
D7) Taking the Plunge (3:08)

A somewhat strange starter for 31- tracking tails, entangled in fishnet…the deafness gave way to a manageable melancholy- the nonsense in torrents, the rage in bursts…we drifted to the gold serenely as seeds were sown for summer fields…we sailed on ocular floods back to back, joined at the hip…spanning all the spanners and the bits inbetween, rolling and burning- not to be forgotten…

Two yellow C40 cassettes in a chunky double case with full colour artwork and tape labels, plus inserts.

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The Golden Gonk – “Irdischen Meditationen über Horror und Porno” (Shack in the Barley Productions, shitbar132) – £3.00 (not including shipping)

A1) Die Pervers Ouverture (4:26)
A2) Spritzfestival (16:11)
A3) Elsie Declined to Wear Such a Savage Piece (11:39)
A4)
Woodhutfukk (While Goats Feast, While Bluebottles Circle) (7:47)
B1) Offscreen Kill (7:58)
B2) Lindy Hopping to a Waltz (At a Funeral) (10:38)
B3) Zombi 3 (5:09)
B4)
And That’s Your Rot (17:57)

This fetid mix of forest funk, ritual folk and screwed up collagery was completed in early 2011, before being hastily bundled into the back of a white van and driven at high speed to an unlit stretch of the M6, where it was buried in an unmarked shallow grave and left to go all mouldy and squishy. Only now did I think to dig it up for your delectation!! Don’t worry- I wore gloves the whole time…

Brown C85 cassette in a clear case with full colour artwork and tape labels, plus an insert

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Many thanks if you choose to order anything!!

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COMING SOON:

* Roped Off / The Gonk with a Luminous Nose / Uton / Sheaf & Froggatt – Split (cassette)

Plus more TBA!!

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TWO NEW RELEASES – Sky Sacrifice / Unlikely Dreamfellows split cassette + I Should’ve Torn Out Your Eyes free EP download!!

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Sky Sacrifice / Unlikely Dreamfellows – “Palm Tree Thrash” / “A Greasy Toss Off” (Shack in the Barley Productions, shitbar129) – £3.00 (not including shipping)

Sky Sacrifice:

A) Palm Tree Thrash (16:47)

Unlikely Dreamfellows:

B) A Greasy Toss Off (19:45)

First of all, an apology- Unlikely Dreamfellows, bless ’em, had their side in the can by early last year…VERY early last year…as did I…err, sort of…y’see, it kinda took a while to translate the ideas in my addled brain into y’know- actual recorded music…make that a WHOLE YEAR…for shame…so yeah- I had to err, nudge the release date along somewhat as reams of other crap got in the way of “finishing the job”, as it were…sorry about that!! But we got there!! My belated contribution was hewn from an abstract and utterly disturbing vision in amidst total mundanity…it shone in slow-mo while I yawned into the void…UD’s piece conjures up visions of a tape exchange on barren, windswept terrain…or in their own words “it’s the soundtrack to kissing the arse of an undisputed hero while being manhandled in frigid misery…in your sleep”- ’nuff said!!

Green C40 cassette in a clear case with full colour artwork and tape labels, plus an insert.

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I Should’ve Torn Out Your Eyes – “Happy Bunny” (Shack in the Barley Productions, shitbar128)

1) Murder in the Treehouse (4:58)
2) Happy Bunny (11:37)
3) The Whisperer (4:29)

Download the tracks and artwork here (sorry- no Zip file for this release as WinZip is playing silly bastards with me at the moment!!):

1) Murder in the Treehouse
2) Happy Bunny
3) The Whisperer

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COMING SOON:

Another very special monster four-way split cassette, plus loads more!!

More news soon…

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RELEASES GALORE – Salad With Ganesh / I Should’ve Torn Out Your Eyes, 14 Graves of Interest, MMV / The Golden Gonk etc etc…

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Salad With Ganesh / I Should’ve Torn Out Your Eyes
– “There’s Always One Bastard Burning Junk Somewhere Off in the Distance” / “Navigating the Extremities of the Mushroom Circle with a Certain Amount of Trepidation” (Shack in the Barley Productions, shitbar122) – £3.00 (not including shipping)

Salad With Ganesh:

A) There’s Always One Bastard Burning Junk Somewhere Off in the Distance (17:18)

I Should’ve Torn Out Your Eyes:

B) Navigating the Extremities of the Mushroom Circle with a Certain Amount of Trepidation (18:36)

Music for vaguely sinister demolition work and illicit council estate fires…for swaying grass, crumbling earth and stray musket balls…for scruffy grey wastelands, neglected and forlorn…for fields ripe with intangible malevolence. Another fine split for your shelves…it’ll scratch that urban/pastoral itch like nothing else!!

White C40 cassette in a clear case with full colour artwork and tape labels, plus an insert.

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14 Graves of Interest
– “Last Meal on Death Bed Street” (Shack in the Barley Productions, shitbar123) – £2.50 (not including shipping)

A1) A Place to Live…A Place to Die (2:09)
A2) Garrotted by a Cross (3:05)
A3) You Aim For the Grotesque (4:18)
A4) Orange Foam (3:04)
A5) Four Poster Aflame (1:57)
B1) Tits Like Cuckoo Clocks (7:18)
B2) Leather/Banana Hell (7:14)

The snow had long since melted around that cold, grim warehouse…unbridled chaos in every cranny, my visions grainy and gore-sodden…some crap wagon took me back there- the ticking and picking made me buckle and submit…I shivered in existential gloom, swung creaky doors in a meat-strewn basement…I stepped out into that afternoon while UFOs screamed in heat…my brain bubbled with colour and fire…with bloodied stone and insect platters…hooray for listlessness, hooray for madness!!

Blue transparent C30 cassette in a clear case with full colour artwork and tape labels, plus an insert.

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MMV / The Golden Gonk
– “That Sock Looks Nice on You” / “The Threatening Leaf” (Shack in the Barley Productions, shitbar124) – £3.00 (not including shipping)

MMV:

A1) Dreamy Gem (4:12)
A2) I Taint Her (3:41)
A3) Spread ‘Em, Hot Lips (3:23)
A4) Onion Booty (0:57)
A5) Cold Muck (4:11)
A6) Diner (2:38)

The Golden Gonk:

B1) A Part of a Dream, Part One (1:22)
B2) A Part of a Dream, Part Two (0:45)
B3) A Part of a Dream, Part Three (1:08)
B4) The Return of Sandra (1:19)
B5) No Shoes (1:18)
B6) The Threatening Leaf (10:19)

2005-centric fun for all the family!! Remember that prehistoric river safari?? I thought not…self-deprecation and public speaking…preening and pouting with a white Strat…in awe and in the raw in porches and bunkers. As for the other bits…well, once I tried to re-record “Who Was I Kidding?”…I got 7 songs in before giving up…here be 5 of them, plus the intended centrepiece of the ultimate stalled Gonk Folly (“Fungally Seductive”- arrggh!!) to wrap things up. I gave the song a fresh lick of bass and re-did some of the REALLY ROUGH STUFF during a PRETTY SAD TIME, but it’s all good…

Transparent green glitter C40 cassette in a clear case with full colour artwork, plus an insert.

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Jamie Azzopardi vs The Golden Gonk
– “Filthy Tape Soup 2000” (Shack in the Barley Productions, shitbar125) – £3.00 (not including shipping)

A1) A Dipstick Penetrates in F# (Robot Vibrations) (15:12)
A2) Oozing Malevolent Dairy (17:18)
A3) Big (Fucking) Hitter (Say It) (11:03)
B1) Plagiaristic Amputations in E (21:23)
B2) Plagiaristic Amputations in D (22:14)

Another insanely huge serving of Filthy Tape Soup for ye- piping hot and packed with lumpy bits of unknown origin. 2000 was an odd bird…very much a game o’ two halves…a lot of the source sounds came from the first…all suspect tuning and wardrobe boredom…blues turned doomy…noise got noisier…pre-everything, really…longest night nightmares and four stringed solace…pitter-patterings on the bed and screams in the street…not yet windswept, not yet transfixed…laughing and sniffling, not bricked in or gated…not yet beached, not yet sunken…plunking and pining, not a chance in heaven…

Black C90 cassette in a clear case with full colour artwork and tape labels, plus an insert.

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The Formidable Melting Gonk
– “Brief Slumber of the Sad Vampires” (Shack in the Barley Productions, shitbar126) – £2.50 (not including shipping)

A) Sad Vampires in a Castle Being Bombed by Red Aliens (13:58)
B) Briefly, Fiona (9:47)

Dreams and ideals- rarely surplus to requirements…the hidey-hole was bare, all things were quite silent…we wept as they dropped, all secretions in white…hot palms on cold marble, thank goodness for ‘the system’…filming and drooling, charming and ‘self-harming’…lingering into the afternoon, gone by the morning…dreams and ideals- amped and cranked, with just a minute to spare…

Red transparent C30 cassette in a clear case with full colour artwork and tape labels, plus an insert.

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J.G.D. Azzopardi
– “Fünf für Moebi” (Shack in the Barley Productions, shitbar127)

1) Für Moebi 1 (3:59)
2) Für Moebi 2 (4:27)
3) Für Moebi 3 (3:53)
4) Für Moebi 4 (2:15)
5) Für Moebi 5 (2:31)

I cared not for the appliances- my devotion lay elsewhere…I felt not the threat…I spent too much money…the night was so muggy…the evening so lonely…my cooking inedible…I walked in the cemetery- it dripped with drizzle…I muted the telly- I lusted at ‘random’…I don’t know why, but I always remember…the sounds surround and tangle with time…

R.I.P. Dieter Moebius (1944-2015)

Download the zip file here (contains both the music and full artwork):

https://www.mediafire.com/?fm1y2976rv2vmfm

Size – 23.99 MB

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The Golden Gonk
– “Individual Grace- A Pauper’s Supper, or Music to Ignore” / “Hye & Hellow” (Shack in the Barley Productions, no cat. no.) – £4.00 (not including shipping)

“Individual Grace- A Pauper’s Supper, or Music to Ignore”:

A) Parts 1-5 (23:22)
i) Ooh, a Rat
ii) Plan B is a Secret
iii) Ask Next Time
iv) Owls
v) Amoeba Footprints
B) Parts 6-10 (23:06)
i) But of Course, Electric Mould
ii) Piece for Depressing War Memorials
iii) Fat Pigeon
iv) I’ve Never Been in the Winter
v) I’m Sure We’ll Find Some Use for It

“Hye & Hellow”:

C) Parts 1-5 (22:43)
i) Papery
ii) Trembling Glass
iii) Toothless Tiger & The Mountains of the Moon
iv) The Same Smile
v) Scratched
D) Parts 6-10 (22:25)
i) Wilderness (Medley- Woolly Mammoth / Green Twilight Raga)
ii) I’d Sooner Be a Moon
iii) Alligator or Flamingo
iv) Caught in the Rain
v) Night Moves

Available again after almost 8 years in the wilderness!! And together at last!! Yes, these ‘sister’ albums- originally released simultaneously in autumn 2005, G’n’R stylee- are back with a clunk and a whir (first time on cassette for either, folks!!) and are sounding…err, the same as they did last time around!! Just a bit hissier (first time on cass…oh no- wait, I already told you that!!). OK, I admit I was sorely tempted to remix *certain* parts of these albums (you know the ones!!) for this reissue, but in the end I figured there are enough fucking mixes of ’em out there as it is (don’t ask!!), so I didn’t want to clog up my hard drive with any more…err, what I mean is I *suppose* the ‘official’ mixes ye heard on the original Shack in t’Barley CD-Rs and the Woven Wheat Whispers MP3 versions have enough youthful charm and spirit about them to still get by…I’m not really selling this shit to you, am I?! Why not just buy a copy anyway…please!!

1 x purple C50 cassette and 1 x black C50 cassette in a clear double case with full colour artwork and tape labels, plus an insert.

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TGG
– “Skirts: Pure Electronic Works 2012 – 2015” (Shack in the Barley Productions, no cat. no.) – £15.00 (not including shipping)

“Skirts 1”:

A1) Skirts 1.1 (7:51)
A2) Skirts 1.2 (6:28)
B1) Skirts 1.3 (9:47)
B2) Skirts 1.4 (4:13)

“Skirts 2”:

C) Skirts 2.1 (14:39)
D) Skirts 2.2 (12:53)

“Skirts 3”:

E1) Skirts 3.1 (7:15)
E2) Skirts 3.2 (7:08)
F) Skirts 3.3 (13:18)

“Skirts Remixed”:

G) Untitled (4:19)
H) Untitled (4:08)

“Skirts Extras”:

1) Untitled (1:56)
2) Untitled (11:16)
3) Untitled (3:08)
4) Untitled (3:19)
5) Untitled (6:39)
6) Untitled (3:14)
7) Untitled (3:52)
8) Untitled (5:19)
9) Untitled (3:56)
10) Untitled (3:18)
11) Untitled (3:25)
12) Untitled (15:08)
13) Untitled (3:38)
14) Untitled (3:47)
15) Untitled (2:46)

Following weeks of hill climbing and pudding boiling, there they were- draped and dripping, but far too quiet…all things need a soundtrack- just ask the llama!! Within days I had the means…the drive…the spunk…the vision…then NIHIL…sand clogged up most everything- sand in yer soup, sand in yer sundae, sand up yer fucking skirts…vacuum packed and put on ice ’til Bigfoot…I bounced with fake tits to the finish…I snapped ‘tween spectrums…the shape may have shifted, but the heart remained pure…

Limited edition box set- contains 3 x white C30 cassettes, 1 x yellow C10 cassette and a CD-R, plus inserts and full colour artwork in an oversize case.

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* REVIEWS OF THE BANANA PILL / MORBID RAINBOW / RATKILLER / SKY SACRIFICE SPLIT TAPE *

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Here are links to a couple of reviews that popped up just lately of the four-way split tape…

The Answer Is in the Beat:

http://theanswerisinthebeat.net/2015/12/20/banana-pillmorbid-rainbowratkillersky-sacrifice-split-tape-shack-in-the-barley-productions-2015/

Cassette Gods:

http://cassettegods.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/various-artists-banana-pill-morbid.html

Thanks to Paul and Ryan for the reviews!! If you’ve still not picked up a copy of this split, there are still some copies left- just follow the link at the top of this post to my Discogs shop, or drop me an email to get one!!

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So that’s it for 2015!! It’s been err, eventful…as ever, thanks to all the musicians involved in the things released by Shack in the Barley Productions this year and to all the people who bought and downloaded them!!

See you next year…

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R.I.P. Lemmy

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