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Dion Workman / Rohan Thomas – K 3

One of my favorite labels is the little known Sigma Editions started by Rosy Parlane and Dion Workman based originally out of Australia (now New York I believe). The aesthetic, the releases, the vibe is pretty singular.

This out-of-print “ultra minimal” release by Workman/Thomas is a grower. I recall not even liking it the first couple times I heard it, but after that, totally smitten… and it gets even better with every listen. Put corks in your ears otherwise your brain is gonna spill out.

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Can on German TV 1971 2

The Wind Harp – Song From The Hill – 1972 LP 46

The Wind Harp
Song From The Hill
1972 LP

Thanks to Michael for the hook up on this one. Top notch California hippy creepiness. The Wickerman meets Mirror maybe?

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Mississippi Records Tape Series, Vol. 11 – Black Plastic Singing Flats 8

V/A – Black Plastic Singing Flats
Mississippi Records Tape Series, Vol. 11 – Black Plastic Singing Flats
MRC-011

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Gregg Kowalsky & Darwinsbitch West Coast Shows 0

Nice set of West Cost shows starting this week with RS fave’s Gregg Kowalsky & Darwinsbitch (who by the way has just dropped her superb first full length on Digitalies over here). These folks are driving up from the Bay Area, so if you got the time, make it happen!

Thursday, February 5th
Portland, Or.
@ Pocket Sandwich
5245 NE 15th Ave.
Gregg Kowalsky, Darwinsbitch, White Rainbow, Pete Swanson, Frozen Body

Friday, February 6th
Seattle Wa.
Aphonia Recordings showcase 09-#2 @ Gallery 1412
Darwinsbitch, LA Lungs, Derek M. Johnson, the Precambrian

Saturday, February 7th
Vancouver, BC
@ Little Mountain Studios
Gregg Kowalsky, Darwinsbitch, Sade Sade (Gabriel Saloman), Empress

Sunday, February 8th
Portland, OR
@ Valentine’s
Date Palms [darwinsbitch + gregg],  Valet, Eternal Tapestry, Dragging an Ox through Water

TETUZI AKIYAMA & GREG MALCOLM – BROMBRON 12: SIX STRINGS 3

TETUZI AKIYAMA & GREG MALCOLM
BROMBRON 12: SIX STRINGS
Korm Plastics (2007)
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Still on an acoustic guitar vamp over here..this one obviously a little more strange than those Akerman discs, but actually at times really pretty lovely.. as is evident in this clip:

William Ackerman – In Search of the Turtle’s Navel, It Takes a Year, Childhood and Memory 6


William Ackerman

In Search Of The Turtle’s Navel (1976)
It Takes A Year (1977)
Childhood And Memory (1979)

All solo acoustic guitar. All on Windham Hill.

“A group of friends and informal fans got together and collected about $300 in five dollar bills to send me into a recording studio. I picked a studio out of the phone book named Mantra Studios (it was the 70s after all!). I walked into that room and made a record I called The Search for the Turtle’s Navel in two afternoons.”
– William Ackerman

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