FOUR NEW CASSETTES OUT NOW – Body Morph / Demon Wind / Culver / Stinking Bishop (four-way split), Acrid Skull / The Golden Gonk (split / collaboration), 14 Graves of Interest (new album) and more!!

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Body Morph / Demon Wind / Culver / Stinking Bishop – Split (Shack in the Barley Productions, shitbar160) – £4.00 (not including shipping)

Body Morph:

A1) Junk Panic (18:01)

Demon Wind:

A2) Surfing the Evil Slipstream (9:54)
A3) Eggs Full of Maggots (4:38)
A4) A Fetid Gust of Demon Wind (8:47)

Culver:

B1) Laura Was Never Found (23:38)

Stinking Bishop:

B2) Sleeping On Beast Fur (1:57)
B3) Der Hexentöter von Blackpool (19:35)

After a deceptively subdued intro, Body Morph gets this latest slab of four-way fun kick-started by violently cranking things up to 11, dragging you on a stop-start hellride through neighbour-bothering tape hum, crunchy / scummy electronics and the kind of red raw horn abuse that never fails to get ol’ Adolphe spinnin’ like a freakin’ wind turbine in a hurricane…Demon Wind (aka Steve out of Unlikely Dreamfellows) keeps things skanky for the remainder of the side, offering up a trio of minimal noisewerks that flash and flicker from sexy slime green to deep fart brown…over on the B-side, Culver legend Lee Stokoe emits thick, dark grey plumes of sonic crematorium smoke from your speakers for 23 full minutes, choking out your listening space, staining your wallpaper and suffocating all small furry creatures in the vicinity in the process, before Stinking Bishop bring the C92 curtain crashing down with a thick wad of their signature IQ-of-a-banana, knuckle-dragging barbarian free sludge jamming…now come on- with their ties to the whole Executed Flesh/Werwolf Ale Brewery cult, would you expect anything less?!

Brown C92 cassette in a clear case with full colour artwork and tape labels, plus inserts.

Samples:

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The Golden Gonk – “A Thick Ridge of Low Pressure” (Shack in the Barley Productions, shitbar161) – £3.00 (not including shipping)

A) Stuck in a Sump (13:42)
B1) Grey Sky Hoedown (Cliffs Delirium) (7:08)
B2) Ride the Yellow Goat (7:47)

Low and alone, but free to heal…wallowing and wading, detoxing with every drip…plunking on the cold past, wriggling with the worms…burning holes in the traffic, praying for direction…

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

Sample:

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Acrid Skull & The Golden Gonk – “Tortured Axes” (Shack in the Barley Productions, shitbar162) – £3.50 (not including shipping)

Acrid Skull:

A1) Leaking Batteries (Excerpt) (10:04)

The Golden Gonk:

A2) Untitled (Excerpt) (9:43)

Acrid Skull & The Golden Gonk:

B) Tortured Axes (17:54)

Ahh, the ‘Tortured Axes’ fest…it’s hard to believe that this veritable seaside KNEES-UP (which doubled as a release party for the first- and regrettably the only- issue of FREQUENCY BSE ‘zine) was ten full years ago now, but them’s the breaks I s’pose…not to worry, though- with the release of this here tape, the heinous passing of time is rendered near NULL and VOID…yes indeed- thanks to the archaeological vault diggin’ efforts of Acrid Skull main-brain Clifford, YOU the listener can re-create the fest’s particular gloomy, drawn-curtain living room ambience in your *own* gloomy, drawn-curtain living room WHENEVER YOU WISH, just by spinning the stellar recorded-live-on-the-day Skull and Gonk material on the A-side!! Let me tell you- I’ve tried it and it’s UNCANNY!! Anyway- like that wasn’t exciting enough on its own, all’s ye gotta do is flip over to the B to hear a damned DUET between these very same timewarping twangdoodlers…yes, it’s official folks- at the start of this year whilst we were emailing back and forth about the release of the live stuff, I managed to tempt Cliff out of retirement long enough to record a loving ‘decade-on’ tribute to the very gig at which we first met (aww!!) to bring things full circle…and yeah- it might’ve just been the effects of the particularly potent decaf tea I consumed that afternoon, but I could’ve sworn he said he maybe wanted to record some *more* junk in the near future…well, consider my breath well and truly held!!

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

Sample:

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14 Graves of Interest – “Unseeable Atrocities” (Shack in the Barley Productions, shitbar163) – £3.50 (not including shipping)

A) Slash of a Samurai (18:53)
B) Homunculus in Glass (16:42)

I stood by the train tracks and heard it calling…on a dull, clouded morning I felt it forming…I wandered the dust path, scratted for clues…I sat in the saloon, but it just didn’t feel right…somewhat disheartened, I hung on in there…nothing made sense, but since when was that a problem??

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

Sample:

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Thanks to everyone involved with this clutch of releases and to all past, present and future supporters of Shack in the Barley Productions!!

Plenty more to come this year- keep your eyes peeled for further announcements!!

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