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.




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.



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

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