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Angus MacLise
Dreamweapon II
Boo-Hooray, CD-r, 2011

1. Druid’s Imprisoned Emerald/Split Rock Of Poetry ( Tony Conrad & Angus Maclise) (14:29)
2. Untitled (4:02)
3. Organ Expo ’69 (17:41)
4. Bash Bish (Excerpt) (0:42)
5. November 1965 (Hetty Maclise & Angus Maclise) (10:12)
6. Invasion Of Thunderbolt Pagoda Soundtrack (Loren Standlee, Ziska Baum, Angus Maclise, Raja Samyana, Tony Conrad, Henry Flynt & Jackson Mac Low) (22:19)

Download removed at request of label.
LP forthcoming.


  1. gtd on August 10th, 2011

    damn that got yanked quick!

  2. Andrew on August 10th, 2011

    It got yanked because a $350 CDR is now going to be a $30 LP? I guess that’s an ‘improvement’….

  3. mrsblucher on August 28th, 2011

    gee if they make 500 like they did of the last then it *will* sell out, and i will dutifully buy one, after downloading even (if i could). i don’t know what all the fuss is about with this label.

  4. skalded again on September 22nd, 2011

    In the past when people have released MacLise’s recordings (Siltbreeze, Quakebasket, Sub Rosa, etc.) it was in an attempt to finally get his art out to a listening public who were desperate to hear it. The way these Boo-Hooray people behave in comparison comes across as desperately cynical, epsecially given the current situation for the circulation of audio recordings. Frankly, producing an ‘instant rarity’, which is then equally instantly ‘sold out’ (apart from a strategic few copies kept back by the label to steadily appreciate in value [if they have half a brain]) is not only an act against those of us who would just like the opportunity to hear these particular MacLise’s recordings even once, but would seemingly be contrary to what we know of the spirit of the artist in question, regardless of any representations made by his family or other interested parties. Given that it’s been a few months already, and they haven’t posted it themselves (as they’ve claimed they would elsewhere) or repressed in a reasonable period, then maybe a re-up is in order.

    Great blog by the way. Cheers.

  5. alia on October 29th, 2011

    Tracks are slightly different on the new re-issue:

    Side A:
    Bash Bish (Berkshires Group, ca. 1968-1969) 1’42”
    November 1965 (Angus MacLise (Bell) and Hetty MacLise (organ)) 16’26”
    Untitled (Angus MacLise, cymbal & drum; no date) 2’40”

    Side B:
    Organ Expo 1969 18’58”

    Perhaps a re-up is now warranted, so we can hear the tracks that didn’t make it to the LP version?

    Boo-hooray for Halloween!