Saturday, March 03, 2012

Und schließlich! Fifteen New Releases on Karl Schmidt Verlag!

Hello Again,

The first dozen of these were initially scheduled to launch in late December, but we were having too much fun on holiday - work was shunted to remote redoubts. I decided to take a break between January and February as well, owing to various backlogs and production snafus. Transparency alert: I'm not quite out of the Black Forest just yet, but my compass seems to be slightly more reliable than it was a year ago...

KSV 171 Rev. Mink Mud - Defacer: Unisex Rim



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KSV 178 Christian Galarreta & Karl Schmidt - Tomb Out of Phase (2xCD)



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KSV 190 Astma Tom Smith - Notation Forces Notation (2xCD)



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KSV 191 Underrated Close-Ups - Bodies Screen with Shrugs



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KSV 192 Eneidi Pándi Duo - A Hint Traumatized



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KSV 193 Born Opting - Wrenching Droves



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KSV 194 Poseur Baby Massacre - Serial Vat (2xCD)



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KSV 195 Evil Moisture - Waxing Your Hearse



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KSV 196 Doombruder - 6117511



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KSV 198 Feigned Only Rubber - Telephone Tin



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KSV 199 Thieves' Who's Who - A Moan Unbent



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KSV 200 To Live and Shave in L.A. - La réprimande


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KSV 201 Or, Kurt Wolff - Ich steh auf Neuwied



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KSV 202 Academia Riding Rust - Parallel Apertures



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KSV 203 Peach of Immortality - Succumbs (Restored) (DVD, originally released in 1991.)



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So, that's it for now. I'll add more info later this evening or on Sunday, without fail.

Single discs are still only €8.49. Double-disc albums are still only €11. The POI DVD is also €11. (Sorry I forgot to include the price previously. Cheers, BB!) PayPal to tlasila [at] gmail [dot] com.

Great thanks,

Tom

New Links: Peach of Immortality - "Jehovah" My Black Ass - REM Is Air Supply!

Hello Droogs,

The second POI album received an even icier reception in the States than the first.

We wanted REM to sound like constricted Gordian clots of unstable pirate broadcast signals. All we listened to at the time was David Hykes, Diamanda Galás, Bela Bartók, Crime + City Solution, György Ligeti, and Judas Priest. We did a fuckload of acid. It showed.

Peach of Immortality recorded another fifteen (!) albums between, before, and amid Jehovah/REM and 1989's Taxi zum Shoah. We couldn't inveigle anyone to release any of them them, and we slowly faded from view.

Soldiering on, we performed a poorly attended farewell gig at Atlanta's Klaang! studio space in early 1991, had a few drinks afterward to celebrate the long, mad debacle, and quietly parted company.

I'd already stumbled over Ron Jeremy's porn parody of William Friedkin's To Live and Die in L.A. (in 1988, at Valdosta, Georgia's still-extant, long-bowdlerized Video Warehouse), and by May 1990 had filled four Maxwell C-60s with TLASILA demo sketches.

The future roared toward us...

Peach of Immortality - "Jehovah" My Black Ass - R.E.M. Is Air Supply!

(1986, Adult Contemporary Recordings ACR 006 PRE LP.)

Availability: out of print.

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Side A

01 30 Jan 86

02 18 Jan 86 (recorded live at the Bone Club, San Antonio)

03 31 Jan 86

Side B

04 29 Dec 85

05 14 Jan 86 (recorded live at Jed's, New Orleans)

06 30 Jan 86

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Jared Hendrickson - guitar and treatments
Lowell Ginsberg - bass and treatments
Mark Shellhaas - signal manipulation
Tom Smith - tape manipulation, mix, production



(I'm giving the photographer the finger, Lowell Ginsberg is wearing the scarves, Mark Shellhaas is smiling knowingly on the right, and Jared Hendrickson - now better known as Jared Louche - has his boot in your face.)
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(Ripped from the original vinyl test pressing.)

Get it here.

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Respectfully Yours,

Tom