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Chef Menteur BPR-054
Force Majeure
Released on Waypoint Tapes. Only $4.50+shipping at Aquarius Records, if you can find one left..... Only 50 copies available!

"...finally, here’s a cassette-only follow up, and right out of the gate, it’s another stunner... Super limited tape from this New Orleans band, another batch of gorgeous psych-kraut and groovy droned out space rock. " -- AQUARIUS RECORDS
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cassette, 2014
Sketches of an Amorous Window cZen019
Loblolly Verses EP
Another fine release from S.A.W.—the folkier side of the Geisterfahrer duo—featuring the standout tune "Ether Blues."
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digital album, 2014
The Gubernatorial Candidates BPR-053
Triggerman 2013
"What happens when a profound misunderstanding of African pop meets a profound misunderstanding of DJ Jimi. Originally released 2010; remastered 2013."
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digital album, 2013
Myth & Measure BPR-052
Pastoral Brutalism EP
the debut EP from Myth & Measure featuring four tracks that incorporate electronic, drone, sludge and ambient approaches.
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digital album, 2013
Geisterfahrer BPR-050
IdylHouse EP - the Hurricane demos
On 29 August 2012 Hurricane Isaac crawled into New Orleans, knocking out electricity for most of the city. This EP was written and recorded during and after the storm over five days while the power was out utilizing battery-operated equipment. Songs are presented in the order they were recorded.
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digital album, 2012
B. Killingsworth BPR-049
Bienville
Actual and psychic soundtrack of air conditioned noir, commuting nightmares, and indolent nature. Southern Louisiana 2011-2012
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digital album, 2012
Chef Menteur BPR-044
East of the Sun & West of the Moon
Several years in the making, Chef Menteur has released the epic tone-poem known as East of the Sun & West of the Moon, their most complete and ambitious work yet, with nods to kosmiche, neo-psychedelia, 60's British folk and Warp-style electronica as well as the ambient/space foundation they've always built on. The vinyl packaging has to be seen to be believed. Each gatefold jacket is hand-printed and numbered by artist Thomas Peri. Super-collectible limited edition of 200. Also available as a digital download (comes included with vinyl).
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Double LP (33 RPM), 2012 $40.00
Geisterfahrer BPR-046
One Lonely Cricket
This EP was recorded as long-form minimalist-drone companion pieces to the "Telegraph" album and uses no computers or synthesizers in any way.
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digital album, 2011
Geisterfahrer BPR-045
Stained Lunar
geisterfahrer continues its journey into darker territory. another beautiful and haunting release.
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limited edition CD-R, 2011
Polymos BPR-043
Bright Birds Feed Right
Bright Birds Feed Right is the debut release of Dan Haugh and Andrew Dalio. Dan plays banjo, and Andrew plays bass. The two-piece almost always practices and performs acoustically, about as stripped down as it gets, but decided, mostly for fun, to record full-on electric, including synthesizers, drums, and other stuff... Their self-procalimed influences only include "heavy metal" and Popol Vuh.
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digital album, 2011
Archipelago BPR-042
Two Fires
"Such was the sad ending of a work of death, the result of seventy years of industry...."

Two improvisations from two separate sessions featuring the post-2008 lineup of Archipelago.
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digital album, 2011
Archipelago BPR-041
The Earth Moves Five Ways
One night's improvisation from 2004, recorded live in an empty mansion in the Lower Garden district of New Orleans finally makes its official debut. Some fantastic variations of mood and tone throughout this session. An excerpt from this session originally appeared on the 2006 compilation Proud To Swim Home.
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digital album, 2011
Geisterfahrer BPR-039
Telegraph
Geisterfahrer's second album on Backporch Revolution is another glorious immersion into a world of dreamy minimalism, kosmik drone, and oriental shivers which serve as an ambient backdrop for some outstanding songwriting.
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limited edition CD-R, 2010 $10.00
Sketches of an Amorous Window BPR-040
A Scarlet Migration
Southern gothic folksongs with roots from all kinds of peasant music across the Atlantic, the third release from S.A.W. marries dark and sad ballads with ghostly saw-playing; mournful banjo-plucking, and male/female harmonies.

The CD version has 7 bonus tracks including 2 additional originals, a cover of Low's "Throw Out the Line", and 4 field recordings.
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limited edition CD-R, 2009
Chef Menteur BPR-038
Excavation: Live Recordings 2008
Chef Menteur unapologetically shows its space rock side in this collection of live (no editing or overdubs) recordings from rehearsals for shows in 2008, this album also serves a teaser for the new material that will appear (as studio versions) on Chef Menteur's forthcoming studio album.
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limited edition CD-R, 2009
PinkySqueak BPR-037
Special Feelings
Pinkysqueak's second disc is chock-full of eclectic goodies from the world of Dan Haugh. Many of these tracks originally appeared on Dan's song-a-week blog at ganx4.com.
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limited edition CD-R, 2009
Liteworks BPR-036
2009 Tour EP
This 35 minute EP contains two songs recorded during rehearsals for their 2009 World Tour (Circle Bar, Wed Jan 14, 10pm; see Shows for more info).

Blissed-out drones, oscillating filter sweeps, micro modulations and phaser tweaking reminiscient of the ambient "kosmische" side of krautrock bands such as Harmonia, Cluster, Faust, and Popol Vuh mixed in with a bit of Raymond Scott and other early electronics pioneers.

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limited edition CD-R, 2009
potpie BPR-035
(vs. Krzysztof) Appalachia
The latest offering from our man in Asheville is actually a split EP between potpie and his robot double Krzysztof. Each contributes a single long track inspired by bluegrass music.

potpie's approach is to take dozens of tiny loops of actual bluegrass recordings and layer them into a hypnotic avant-grass jam. Then Krzysztof uses a sine wave generator to create what sounds like a robot hoedown! Both tracks were recorded live, no computers.

As with all potpie's releases this is a super-limited edition of 50, hand-made and -numbered by the artist.
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limited edition CD-R, 2009
Geisterfahrer BPR-034
The Quiet Failings of...
Geisterfahrer's latest album is a collage of sounds taking inspiration from minimalism, ambient/drone, krautrock, classical Indian music, shoegaze and pagan psychedelia. The duo chooses not to use computers or synthesizers, instead creating textured sonic layers utilizing manipulated conventional instrumentation, effects, field recordings (both natural & mechanical) and unconventional recording techniques. From quiet to unsettling, Geisterfahrer's effect is rarely immediate, rather revealing itself over time.

Also available on iTunes
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limited edition CD-R, 2008 $8.00
Becca Rice BPR-033
Becca Rice
Becca Rice's eponymous debut is the collective result of bleak winters, encounters with the best of exceptional people, epic nights in the pub, and regrets both fictitious and genuine.
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CD, 2008 $8.00
potpie dose 29
krzysztof - jajouka
five tracks of incredible sinewave generator improvisations. no computers. no editing. recording under the name "krzysztof", potpie took inspiration from the likes of Jajouka, Konono #1, and Terry Riley and churned out some complex and mesmerizing work. Numbered edition of 68 copies.
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limited edition CD-R, 2008
potpie ixnay 015
plays the classics
If you know what this is about, you know you want it and you should get it while you can... Once again, a rare limited edition of 50, handmade-by-the-artist cd-r.

Write to us about availability, or pick it up it at Mckeown's in New Orleans.
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limited edition CD-R, 2008
King Ghidorah BPR-032
III
King Ghidorah III is as much technodragon as doom-drone on this disc -- the three headed monster of Moog, Drum Buddy, and Mixing Board Loopback leaves the guitars behind and assaults you with 50+ minutes of electronic doom.
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limited edition CD-R, 2008
King Ghidorah BPR-031
II
King Ghidorah returns with a few variations on the doom-drone theme over several incarnations of the three-headed monster recording in New Orleans the year following the hurricane. Includes the long version of "Bring Me the Head of Michael Brown" recorded in October 2005.

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limited edition CD-R, 2008
Liteworks BPR-030
Sensation Of Sound EP
The new EP from Liteworks—the solo project of keyboard maestro Mike Mayfield—features some more great synthesizer sounds, analog drum machines, and catchy melodies. For fans of Raymond Scott, Cluster, Angelo Badalamenti, Suicide, and Neu!
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CD-R, 2008
Chef Menteur BPR-028
The Answer's In Forgetting
The sophomore release from Chef Menteur looks to be on the way to be as critically acclaimed as their debut. Recorded in their recently completed studio, it features drone-heavy sounds with killer tunes and fantastic artwork by Miranda Lake. The first full length album to feature Dan Haugh. "Chef Menteur’s coming into their art and doing things no one else has.” —Jason Songe, Antigravity Magazine

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CD, 2007 $12.00
Murmur BPR-027
Fermata (the Dixie Brewery Fermentation Tank Session)
Acoustic drone recorded live to 2-track inside a metal fermentation tank at the (now ruined) Dixie Brewery in the year of the hurricane.... Murmur's finest release yet. No reverb or other effects were added during performance or after recording. Just two 20+ minute mininimalist unearthly metallic resonant drones. Truly one of the most unique drone releases ever.

BACK IN STOCK. Or, you can order here:
Aquarius Records
Small Doses Distro
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CD, 2007 $12.00
PinkySqueak BPR-026
FOURTWOQ EP
"Look here, hippy; this'll be the most awesome 23 minutes and 44 seconds of mind-blowing, gnard-smashing shit you've heard since you smacked your head on that tree last week. Well, YOU said it was tree, but actually it was me, you stoner."

"This is dedicated to all my pothead friends, you fucking hosers - get a job!"

4:20 - p.Squeak
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digital album, 2007
Archipelago BPR-025
Images of Popular Deities
The free-folk ensemble Archipelago's first album contains four elecroacoustic improv pieces that violate the borders of world and weird music.

We're sold out but you can still ORDER HERE:
Autumn Wind Distro
Small Doses Distro
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limited edition CD-R, 2007
PinkySqueak BPR-024
The Owl Ring and the Smiling Bag
PinkySqueak's debut LP featuring his unique stylemunge of metal, punk, ambient, and electronic. An ode to Twin Peaks on a Moog, with some pretty heavy gleanings of your lonely soul, cut out like a piece of delicious apple pie.
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digital album, 2007
PinkySqueak BPR-023
Hjemkomst EP
The Hjemkomst EP is the debut release by PinkySqueak, a.k.a. Dan Haugh (of godheadSilo, Chef Menteur, Time Promises Power). This EP is a teaser for the LP, The Owl Ring and the Smiling Bag. Oh, and it rules.
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digital album, 2007
potpie BPR-022
Untitled #40
a sound collage of 40 minutes of music under 40 seconds celebrating potpie's 40th birthday
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limited edition CD-R, 2006
B. Killingsworth BPR-020
Electricity Poems, Vol. I and II
This debut solo release from B. Killingsworth, previously known for his work with The Bastard Sons of Morton Subotnick and Chef Menteur, blurs the line between Nature and Machine and features some of the heaviest analog synth drones and manipulations this side of the Horsehead Nebulae.
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CD-R, 2006 FREE
Various Artists BPR-021
Proud To Swim Home: A Backporch Revolution Compilation for New Orleans
Backporch Revolution's first compilation, and a benefit CD for Musicares and other groups providing relief to victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Available November 14th worldwide in finer record stores, "Proud To Swim Home" is a call-to-arms, meditation, and elegy wrapped in one; expressions from New Orleans' sound alchemists, some well-known and some unheard before.

This is not your typical compilation, it stands alone as a soundtrack to the Crescent City's struggle to recover from the worst natural disaster to hit the United States, while showcasing its vibrant experimental underground.
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CD, 2006 $12.00
Various Artists BPR-021 LE
Proud To Swim Home (limited edition)
Contains the same audio as the official Proud To Swim Home CD, and likewise all proceeds go to charity. However, this CD-R was made in a limited edition of 25, and each one is hand-numbered and features woodcut-stamped graphics (no two are exactly the same). The CD is solid black with no markings, and there is no track listing or credits; however the song information is listed on the website and can be accessed via CDDB when using iTunes or your favorite audio player.
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limited edition CD-R, 2006 $15.00
Chef Menteur BPRS-002
Chef Menteur set of 4 stickers
Set of 4 Chef Menteur green crescent and star logo high-quality color vinyl bumper stickers. 3.75 inches x 3.75 inches.
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sticker, 2006
Liteworks BPR-019
Liteworks
The debut album by Liteworks is a groovy collection of ambient analog synthesizer based tunes that New Orleans musician Mike Mayfield (Electrical Spectacle, The Buttons, Chef Menteur) cooked up while in Austin, Texas for a few months during his Hurricane Katrina-imposed exile.
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CD-R, 2006 FREE
Various Artists BPR-018
8/29
This conceptual piece worked up by potpie and alec vance is based on Steve Reich's work in the 60's with tape loops — notably "It's Gonna Rain" and "Come Out" — where multiple loops of the same sample were placed on tape machines which would slowly drift out of phase with each other and produce unexpected syncopations, cancellations and syllabic illusions. This will be the ultimate "hidden" track on the Proud to Swim Home compilation that Backporch Revolution will release on 8/29/2006, the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
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limited edition CD-R, 2006 FREE
potpie BPR-017
Waterline
His most critically acclaimed release to date (and quickest to sell out), Waterline is the latest self-produced recording by New Orleans minimalist potpie. Recorded post-Katrina, Waterline showcases potpie’s trademark ultra-minimal drones followed by cathartic free jams with potpie raging on a dozen instruments including bullhorn, psychedelic guitar freakouts, sine wave generators and much more.
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limited edition CD-R, 2006
Time Promises Power BPR-016
Tomorrow Grieves Today
Produced in New Orleans soon after the horrific wake of Hurricane Katrina, this 13 track release abandons the concept that an electronic album or band needs to be strapped to a specific genre. From the dub-influenced "NINEZERODAWG", to the Kraut Rock inspired "Tonight the Stars Revolt!", TPP brings us songs that reference a familiar universe while laying their own unique and mysterious foundation of synth-injured hooks, solidly fumbled beats, and atmospheric hypnosis.
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CD, 2006 $12.00
Various Artists BPRS-001
Proud To Swim Home (original bumpersticker), pack of 5
First (Sept. 2005) printing of the original Proud to Swim Home stickers. Proceeds go to Humane Society.
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sticker, 2005
Time Promises Power BPR-012
Now the Gentle Bull
The debut album from freaknik electronica duo Time Promises Power! Long distance martian romance! Free hypnotherapy!
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CD-R, 2005
Triumph of Lethargy Skinned Alive to Death BPR-013
Drunk on the Blood of the Saints and Martyrs
This elusive "lost album" is TOLSATD's second release.
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digital album, 2005 FREE
King Ghidorah BPR-011
King Ghidorah
On King Ghidorah's debut, Alec and Jim of Chef Menteur and potpie join forces to create a monolithic slab of heavy HEAVY drone, for fans of Boris, Earth, Sunn O))), Khanate etc.
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limited edition CD-R, 2005
Uptown Cajun All-stars ixnay-018
The Uptown Cajun All-stars Present An Old Tyme Cajun Fais Do Do
"The long-lost classic of early Cajun music finally released on CD. Get out your dancing shoes!" -- Gambit Weekly Magazine.
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limited edition CD-R, 2005
Chef Menteur BPR-010
We Await Silent Tristero's Empire
The debut full-length album (after a series of EP's) from Chef Menteur is an instrumental epic released shortly before Hurricane Katrina that finds the band at its darkest and most psychedelic: an epic and heady journey into deep watery spaces that includes filmic soundscapes, organ grooves, eastern-tinged melodies, heavy guitars, ambient pastorals, and more than a few dark moments. The culmination of two years of homemade sonic experimentation on lo-fi recorders by Chef Menteur in their (now lost) tiny New Orleans studio.
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CD, 2005 $12.00
The Buttons BPR-015
The Buttons
This was the Buttons' original self-released eponymous debut. Out of print.
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CD-R, 2004
potpie ixnay 012
potpie plays Eno
On this mini-record, potpie covers some of his favorite Brian Eno instrumentals and is helped out by the Chef Menteur guys and even local crooner dj Davis on vocals!
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limited edition CD-R, 2004
Chef Menteur BPRT-001
Red Chef Menteur T-Shirt (Crescent Star Logo)
The official Chef Menteur T-shirt. 100% cotton, red with black, orange and gold colors. Reads "empires sans frontières" on the back. Available in three sizes: XL, L, M (Sorry, all other sizes sold out). Please contact us for availability regarding sizes.

UPDATE: We are reserving these for Chef Menteur's Kickstarter supporters. Go to chefmenteur.org/kickstarter for details.
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t-shirt, 2004
potpie ixnay 011
hallucinations of a deranged mind
a nice compilation of live pieces, edits from the 8-track release, and more!
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limited edition CD-R, 2004
Various Artists ixnay 00A
Potpie vs. Chef Menteur
Potpie and Chef Menteur remix each other's tracks. Limited edition of 30.
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limited edition CD-R, 2003
Murmur ixnay 009
Release
A rare live recording of the mystery cult's acoustic drone initiation ceremony.
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limited edition CD-R, 2003
Chef Menteur BPR-009
Vive la France! EP
Chef Menteur's first studio release, this EP contains 4 new songs that demonstrate the maturing sound of the group, from the post-rock electronica of "empires" to the echoes of psych minimalism à la Stars of the Lid in "le choc des étoiles" plus as a bonus track, a live version of "E-meter" from Live at the Mermaid Lounge. (Although called an EP, with the bonus track the CD clocks in at 38 minutes, the length of many other bands' albums.)
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CD-R, 2003
Murmur ixnay ???
subterranean raga vol. 1
Two early Murmur sessions recorded in potpie's living room billed as "cannabis drenched psychedelic drone".
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limited edition CD-R, 2003
potpie ixnay 006
field saturation vol. 1
"one of my best I think, super minimal, I was listening to a lot of very quiet electronica at the time."
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limited edition CD-R, 2002
potpie ixnay 004
Dreams of the Red Room (1995-2002)
A "best of" collection including some rare recordings of the mysterious band Sleeperhold performing in the abandoned Dixie brewery.
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limited edition CD-R, 2002
Chef Menteur BPR-007
Live at the Mermaid Lounge
Recording of Chef Menteur's second gig at the Mermaid Lounge (R.I.P.) in New Orleans. The version of "E-meter" on this disc also appears on the Vive La France! EP. The sound at this era was centered on the Farfisa and bass guitar.
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CD-R, 2001
potpie ixnay 010
The Unfortunate Sons

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limited edition CD-R, 2001
potpie ixnay 008
MKULTRA
super rare 8 track release, some edited cuts can be heard on Hallucinations of a Deranged Mind and on the WTUL compilation
"out of the Basement".
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8-track cassette, 2001
potpie ixnay 003
7 Live Improvisations for Sine Wave Generator
early sine wave freakouts
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limited edition CD-R, 2001
potpie ixnay 007
Black Panther Coloring Book
This is a stark recording of basically a single sine wave slowly rising in frequency while being run through a lot of delay, the interference frequencies create all kinds of overtones and really gives a feeling of tension. You should do a google search on the title, very interesting!
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limited edition CD-R, 2000
potpie ixnay 005
Self-indulgent Masturbation
experimental turntablism. A phase in the evolution of potpie.
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limited edition CD-R, 1998
The Backporch Revolutionary BPR-004
The Backporch Revolutionary Issue #2
"Graffiti on the Bridge to the 21st Century"
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magazine, 1997 $7.00
potpie ixnay 002
potpie remixes Jimi Hendrix Axis Bold as Love
armed with a turntable, delay pedal and a 4-track, potpie deconstructs Jimi into often unrecognizable sound. Genius? hardly.. but I'm sure it will freak out some old stoners.
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limited edition CD-R, 1997
Shinola BPR-002
Shinola Hits the Fan! / Shinola Plays Faux Country
A "double album" cassette compliation of most of Shinola's recorded output through their demise in 1997.
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cassette, 1997
The Backporch Revolutionary BPR-003
The Backporch Revolutionary Issue #1
"sentencing a pointless period to a wordy death"
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magazine, 1996 $7.00
potpie ixnay 001
Teonanacatl
early potpie experimentation, definite Eraserhead influence. Out of print for almost 10 years. Of historical interest only but if you want to hear the EARLY potpie then check it out, all of side 1 is available here for your listening enjoyment.
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cassette, 1996
Shinola BPR-001
Vodka
Shinola's debut single and Backporch Revolution's first release. B/W "Who's A Fuck-up?"
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7" (45 rpm), 1995