NEW STUFF OUT NOW – Hot-Headed Spectres & The Formidable Melting Gonk, The Masked Thief & The Golden Gonk, Gator Cruise, Milky Minotaur

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To order direct, please contact me at the following address with details of the titles you would like to purchase:


Hot-Headed Spectres & The Formidable Melting Gonk
– “Fiendish” (Shack in the Barley Productions, shitbar115) – £3.00 (not including shipping)

A) Fiendish (35:19)
B) Fiendish (35:19)

(The same program repeats on both sides)

A self-collaboration…two flavours of ‘me’ slopped into the pot to create a particularly devilish dish…yeah, I thought it was about time I brought the Spectres back from t’other side…something screamed and there they were, slap bang in the middle of the living room- every blasphemic utterance loaded with potential, damaged hands scrabbling for the strings…and to think what started ‘neath swaying trees ended up here, birthing itself in shadowy gloom…birthing itself in spite of feline disillusion…

Red C75 cassette in a clear case with full colour artwork and tape labels, plus an insert.



The Masked Thief & The Golden Gonk
– “Seaside Moods Vol. 1” (Shack in the Barley Productions, shitbar116) – £2.50 (not including shipping)

A) On Becoming Your Own Grandfather (12:48)
B1) Free Jazz Geese (4:59)
B2) Buying a Frog (8:15)

Whaddayaknow- it’s another collab…the “Seaside Moods…” series is a tribute to the intangible majestic weirdness of the seaside…OUR seaside…well, it would be…look out for two further volumes some time on the hazy horizon…in the meantime cop a load o’ Volume 1: the A-side consists of some suitably seabird-obsessed Golden Gonk music recorded in late 2007, which The Masked Thief submerged in salty waters a year later, while the B-side features a couple o’ tracks concocted over a couple o’ cold, quiet nothing afternoons in January 2012…’nose to nose’, as it were…

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



Gator Cruise
– “Gator Cruise to Infinity” (Shack in the Barley Productions, shitbar117) – £2.50 (not including shipping)

A1) Gator Cruise to Infinity (2:37)
A2) No Motion Ocean (2:58)
A3) Clipart Flamingo (1:38)
A4) Luxury Coconut VHS Mirage (4:19)
A5) Encrypted Tab Clear Fountain (1:52)
B1) Timeshare Zone Streaming (3:05)
B2) I’ve Been Here in Brochures (3:47)
B3) 3D MSN Hook-Up With F. Neil’s Cetacean Soul from the Grove Isle Hotel and Spa (3:05)
B4) Gator’s Dream (3:08)

Who knows where this came from…deep in the belly of that soulless corporate beast the penny dropped…annoyance gave way to acceptance…they might actually be onto something, y’know…so for a time the window was wide open and in poured the past- all that hazy, blocky, synthetic trash that we did so love…covered in gunk, but still sorta useable…projected through ‘their’ eyes onto cold steel frames…a welcome distraction given voice in ‘between times’…a familiar body in a strange bed…

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



Milky Minotaur – “Bull Whip (For TLH)” (Shack in the Barley Productions, shitbar118)

1) Bull Whip (For TLH) (8:43)

It’d be stupid to suggest he was “on to something”, that he ever guessed your name…your only other…and it’d be foolish to deny that desire: to occupy that space, to gaze with petrified eyes, to be that caged creature…to caress the leather, the rump, the calves…to take the pain before the inevitable grinding halt…before the squish and the splatter…delicious and disposable, just like all the others…

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

Size – 8.22 MB


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


* Banana Pill / Morbid Rainbow / Ratkiller / Sky Sacrifice 
– Split (cassette)

* Various Artists – “Hunting Horns Echoed Through the Fleapit – An Esoteric Call to Arms” (cassette)

These should be out circa late spring or early summer…


R.I.P. Edgar Froese, Daevid Allen and John Renbourn (so many legends gone in the last few months alone- seriously, Grim Reaper- what the fuck?!)

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