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Pôle 5

Besombes & Rizet
Pôle (1975), reissued by Tapioca (1976)

A1. Haute Pression (10:56)
A2. Evelyse (7:24)
B1. Armature Double (18:00)
C1. Lundi matin (5:41)
C2. Montélimar  (7:37)
C3. Rock à Montauban (3:30)
D1. Synthi soit-il (21:42)

zip (with artwork)

Pantin 1

EMI, 1977

01. Welcome to The Palace, Part I (13:16)
02. Welcome to The Palace, Part II (13:09)

French prog release by Christian Padovan.

zip (with artwork)

Barn Owl & Jefre Cantu-Ledesma Live in Bristol 6

Our boys live in Bristol.

Locrian Invocation 2

Joel Andrews
Locrian Invocation
Private pressing (ripped) reissued by Full Circle Music, 1975

“Let Light and Love and Power Restore The Plan on Earth”

01. Side I (23:10)
02. Side II (20:30)

Special thanks to the “Sources” Ross Yost and SeaBird Recording Studio, Edgewater, Florida.

zip (with artwork)

Stumptown Printers 0

We posted about Stumptown Printers a couple years ago, but having visited recently while in Portland (and considering the video on the Monocle site seems to be down), I thought a repost was in order.

Stumptown’s ‘new’ Linotype machine:

Q&A – Arrow Kleeman 0

1: Analog or Digital?

Definitely both, a good tool is a good tool. There is usefulness in both formats, although I seem to be avoiding Digital more and more.

2: What time did you wake up today?

I have two furry alarm clocks, one tan and one grey, that scream at me if I don’t feed them by 8:30 a.m… even on Sunday.

3: Last thing you read?

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. I bought it for a friend whom I exchange science fiction novels with from time to time. I had never heard of it and it was number one on several top 100 lists, so I had to read it too. I don’t think I would ever put it above Dune or anything by Philip K. Dick, but it is a page turner.

4: What’s your first memory?

I remember wearing a huge hand painted paper crown my mother made for me on my first birthday, and all my presents arriving in my oversized, yellow Tonka dump truck.
Good times!

5: Tea Or Coffee?

Tea with milk and honey all the way. Coffee just gives me the shakes.

6: Last thing you cooked?

Soft-boiled eggs and hot sauce. So fast, so easy…sooo good.

7: If you’re reborn who or what would you like to be?

One of the big cat’s.

8: What inspires you?

Good people and knowing that there is more to existence than the mould others would have me slip into.

9: Last record you played?

Apollo – Atmospheres and Soundtracks by Brian Eno with Daniel Lanois and Roger Eno (1983).

10: Favorite piece of musical equipment?

I would have to say my acoustic guitar. It keeps me grounded and is pure despite it not being a particularly good quality guitar. I love it unconditionally.

11: Last movie you saw?

I saw Jane Eyre in the theater last weekend. It was very well done despite the hyper drama that sometimes comes with period pieces.

12: Who do you love?

I love my girlfriend Melissa, my family, and my good friends who forgive my past and future quirks (hopefully).

13: Do you have any pets?

Two cats, Luka and Bungee (my furry alarm clocks). Oh yes…I love them too!

14: Are you useful?

That’s a good question…

15: Biggest fear?

I am way more than a little scared of swimming in the ocean. It is a beautiful beast and an awesome force far outside predictability and control.

16: What do you value the most?

My free will.

17: Famous last words?


Arrow Kleeman (formerly Lilienthal) is a Brooklyn based visual artist / musician. His debut Root Strata release Phase Reps & Builds is out now and should be available via our distributors soon!

Meditation 10


Siegfried Schwab
Melosmusik, 1979

01. Suche nach Unendlichkeit (16:07)
02. Gesang der Erde (3:11)
03. Ladakh (6:50)
04. Meditation (3:53)
05. Vom inneren Frieden (6:19)



Activating the Medium XIV 0

Activating the Medium

Gregg Kowalsky
Byron Westbrook
Zachary James Watkins

Saturday April 23, 2011
The Lab
2948 16th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
8pm / $7 – $15 sliding scale

Poster by Byron Westbrook.

BARN OWL – Jefre Cantu-Ledesma – Tour Starts this weekend! 2

Date City Venue Other bands
23.04.2011 Karlsruhe (DE) Dudefest
24.04.2011 Darmstadt (DE) Oetinger Villa w/ Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
26.04.2011 London (UK) CAMP Basement w/ Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
27.04.2011 Bristol (UK) The Cube w/ Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
28.04.2011 Dublin (IE) The Joinery w/ Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
29.04.2011 Belfast (UK) The Barge w/ Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
30.04.2011 Glasgow (UK) Captain’s Rest w/ Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
01.05.2011 Manchester (UK) Sounds From The Other City Festival w/ Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, Richard Youngs
02.05.2011 Brighton (UK) The Hope w/ Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
03.05.2011 Antwerpen (BE) Scheldapen w/ Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
04.05.2011 Kortrijk (BE) De Kreun w/ Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
05.05.2011 Tilburg (NL) Incubated w/ Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, Moon Duo
06.05.2011 Nuernberg (DE) K4 w/ Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
07.05.2011 Krems (AT) Donaufestival
09.05.2011 Prague (CZ) K4 w/ Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
10.05.2011 Hamburg (DE) Hafenklang w/ Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
11.05.2011 Aarhus (DK) Atlas w/ Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
12.05.2011 Copenhagen (DK) Mayhem w/ Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
13.05.2011 Berlin (DE) Levee w/ Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, Aidan Baker
14.05.2011 Bielefeld (DE) AJZ w/ Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
15.05.2011 Dordrecht (NL) [F]luister @ CBK w/ Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, Mountains
16.05.2011 Amsterdam (NL) OT301 w/ Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
17.05.2011 Bochum (DE) Christuskirche w/ Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
18.05.2011 Paris (FR) Mains D’oeuvres w/ Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, Stephen O’Malley
19.05.2011 Cholet (FR) Espace St. Louis w/ Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
20.05.2011 Toulouse (FR) Mix’Art Myrys w/ Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
21.05.2011 Lyon (FR) Sonic w/ Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
22.05.2011 Pisa (IT) Caracol w/ Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
23.05.2011 Bologna (IT) XM24 w/ Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
24.05.2011 Trieste (IT) Tetris w/ Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
26.05.2011 Torino (IT) Blah Blah w/ Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
27.05.2011 Duedingen (CH) Kilbi Festival w/ Animal Collective, Swans etc.

Rene Hell & Others @ Amnesia – Tonight! 0

Rene Hell
Holly Herndon

Tuesday, April 19th – 9pm
853 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

Poster by Jeff Witscher.

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