FIVE TAPES OUT NOW – Neil Campbell / Jamie Azzopardi / Bear Bones, Lay Low / Salad With Ganesh four-way split, The Golden Gonk mini-album and split album with The Fossil Tree, Fornicating Fog and The Sun Sun Boys / The Ice Cream Kids reissues

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Neil Campbell / Jamie Azzopardi / Bear Bones, Lay Low / Salad With Ganesh – Split (Shack in the Barley Productions, shitbar144) – £4.00 (not including shipping)

Neil Campbell:

A1) Free Meat for the Hippies (18:11)

Jamie Azzopardi:

A2) Perpetual Lust Limbo (11:27)
A3) A Woman on a Lizard’s Tail (6:57)

Bear Bones, Lay Low:

B1) Sueños geométricos (7:21)
B2) Arenas dilatadas (7:47)
B3) Las mentes primitivas (2:49)

Salad With Ganesh:

B4) Constantly Playing Black Lace and Jive Bunny Hits to Ward Off Evil Spirits (19:36)

Rejoice- mammoth four-way number four is here at long last!! And it’s a real head-stomper…

Drone King Neil Campbell offers up “Free Meat for the Hippies”…and seasick rainy day ambient wowings laced with squealing wheedlings *plus* a side order of zonked out garbled voices for everyone else…just as tasty!! My own contributions were cooked up one summer back in the haze of some hopeless situation or other…oh well…so long and thanks for all the tunes!! Bear Bones, Lay Low’s Ernesto Gonzalez reputedly committed his fine suite to tape whilst visiting a festival on a farm in France…odd synth noises dart atop earthy dronage and bongo fury like sinister fireflies…Salad With Ganesh close proceedings with a massive assemblage of Kraut bass pulsing, dangerously deranged synth fuckery and what sounds suspiciously like every crap church hall disco I attended in the late ’80s/early ’90s happening all over again simultaneously- truly terrifying!!

Purple C80 cassette in a clear case with full colour artwork and tape labels, plus inserts.

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The Golden Gonk – “Seaside Moods Vol. 2 – Coastal Ghosts” (Shack in the Barley Productions, shitbar145) – £3.00 (not including shipping)

A) The Watch House (13:43)
B) Hallsands, 1917 (12:15)

Robed rumination, faceless in the keening wind- our man in the South, spotlighted by a shaft of sun…the atmosphere of salted string melts into the tavern walls, melancholy ricochets and flutters through the static snows…all time is one, shadowed and haunted, baptised with sea spray…a seasonless standstill- echoes on the spiral stairs, a ghost in every brushstroke…

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

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The Fossil Tree / The Golden Gonk – “Seaside Moods Vol. 3” (Shack in the Barley Productions, shitbar146) – £3.50 (not including shipping)

The Fossil Tree:

A) Noise by the Sea (18:19)

The Golden Gonk:

B) Night of the Seagulls (16:56)

Mystic Dan of The Fossil Tree unwittingly *risked his life* (or at least his socks and trainers) to bring us the A-side of this tape…there he was, merrily skipping through the crab pools of Blackpool beach on a glorious sunny day, field recording device in hand- not a care in the world…until the tide decided to cut him off, leaving him with no option other than to go a-wading!! Eyewitness reports suggest the obstructing waters were no more than ankle-deep, but Mystic Dan assures me he nearly died for the sake of this curious collage of blasting Bispham winds, squelching sands and lots of fucking swearing…I, on the other hand, merely had to watch a ‘Blind Dead’ film to get inspiration for my side- probably a fate *worse* than drowning horribly in the icy Irish Sea to most, but hey- I dunno, I quite enjoyed this one!!

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

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Fornicating Fog – “Anointing Deer With River Scum” (Shack in the Barley Productions, shitbar023) – £3.50 (not including shipping)

A1) Untitled (7:39)
A2) Untitled (18:09)
B1) Untitled (17:11)
B2) Untitled (6:27)

For all of about five minutes in the mid-’00s, Fornicating Fog was a quartet, boffing out massive albums of dark free doomic ambient improv forest noise sludge, of which this was the second, and- if you ask me- is probably the one where the aesthetic mulched together the be(a)st- a two-part phosphorescent marshland jam bookends an enormo-stretch of drop-A molasses riffing and a slab of rusted, toxic electronics…nice, though I recommend getting a tetanus shot after listening…just sayin’…the CD-R version of this vanished aeons back, so this 10 year anniversary cassette reissue is very timely indeed!!

Yellow transparent C60 cassette in a clear case with full colour artwork, plus an insert.

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The Sun Sun Boys / The Ice Cream Kids – “The Sun Sun Boys Ate The Ice Cream Kids” (Shack in the Barley Productions, shitbar025) – £3.50 (not including shipping)

The Sun Sun Boys:

A1) Miarfrghh (1:19)
A2) Ouafouaf (2:31)
A3) Iiiiiiiiiiiii Heu (5:34)
A4) Zbam Ponk Bunk Bott Zbaaff (3:09)
A5) The Sun Sun Boys’ Theme (2:25)

The Ice Cream Kids:

B1) Toutankhiteuf Zaaaaaa (2:29)
B2) Vrooooo Baoom Aaaaarg Drrrrrra (3:30)
B3) Zey Are Bacs! (5:23)
B4) Op Seso’t Draihc (2:50)
B5) Neapolitan Reunion (5:36)

These duos (both comprising of David Sanders and I) were ‘formed’ in 2004 over MSN while on a summer break from uni- I use the term lightly, as when we actually got together to make music, we tended to spend longer on having tea breaks, running away from wasps and pissing off Gouranga monks in Preston city centre than actually making music…then, before we knew it, uni ended, Dave split for France and the Sun Sun Ice Cream dream melted away without so much as a single note being recorded…until spring 2007, that is, when I deigned to leave my Gonkcave to spend a few days in Montpellier!! This split album of Afro Velvets shambo-pop, distorto-twangy dronefloat and seemingly very real threats of legal action from a few chumps who took offence to us waggling a mic about outside a shopping arcade (yeah, good luck tracking our underground asses down, motherfuckers!!) was the end result. Fun fact- I listened to the master CD-R of this so many time on the way home that it made me feel a bit sick!! Anyway, this 10 year anniversary cassette reissue comes with two bonus cuts- one from each project. Sounds like a party to me!!

Grey C40 cassette in a clear case with full colour artwork, plus an insert.

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As ever, thanks a bunch to everyone who contributed their sounds to this batch, futher nourishing the psychedelic soils of Shack in the Barley Productions and to all who support the label by purchasing its wares!!

There are still plenty more releases to come in the second half of the year…stay tuned to remain updated!!

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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

Sample:

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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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Many thanks if you choose to order and/or download anything!!

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COMING SOON:

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

More news soon…

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