Bunnie: Siver In The Air
This is just making way to the pressing plant so is still a bit further out than I wanted it to be by this time. Nevertheless, this is happening and variant design for this release has been worked out and should be pretty cool.
Pi variant / Standard- Standard art is what you see above. I will be including a concept to go around this that release that should be a bit different for the variant. Can’t really say much more but get on the notification list… Preorders will be going up as soon as everything is finalized and we get a little closer.
Floating Action: Heartache Essentials
First in flight, NC…and I’m terrified of the damn state- So I stand on the Virginia boarder somewhere near Danville and fly my damn kite over-the-damn-line with a smile on my face listening to Wanted For Aiding & Abiding. Well, not really…but kinda maybe. The High-pi(ng) Guillotine is a kite following theme of the instrumental Flying Guillotine… from the strike of the first note I’m reminded of a clock and how time slips, clicks and trickles away accordingly to your focus. I bring myself to the thought of heartache, time and albums like such that have help me through the good, the bad, the ugly and even the beautiful. And if all else fails, there is always kite fighting. Hey, its new to me too
Limited bundled starter kits (‘Is It Exquisite’ black vinyl & ‘Heartache Essentials’ Orange Crush vinyl) available while they last.
Standard Pi (Orange Crush vinyl limited to roughly 65 housed in standard art by Golden Boots) will be available and start shipping today.
Flying Guillotine Variants (roughly 35) w/Orange Crush vinyl- PREORDERS ARE UP and will start shipping shortly after this first of the year
Kites handmade and hand-stitched along with anything else that separates the kite from others
Grab a copy here, there, PIAPTK, Almost Halloween Time- you will be doing yourself a tremendous listening favor along with getting some cool handmade Heartache Essentials.
S.M WOLF “BAD OCEAN”
S.M. Wolf is Adam Gross, Ben Leslie, Melanie Rau, Bryan Unruh, Rachel Enneking are a family band of psychedelic power pop with a twist of fuzzy delight that’s done just right. Lyrics to this album are amazing as I am told they are to see live… don’t worry, I will get this out of the way soon enough. Until I do, I have this to keep me company
All songs written by Adam and S.M. Wolf. On Travel Light James Furness played lead guitar, sang harmonies, and also contributed some lyrics. Steve Trowbridge played lead guitar and percussion on Ghost Towns. BC Nelson played trombone on Travel Light. This album was recorded and mixed by Adam at The Cola Cult in Indianapolis, IN between the months of January and April 2017. The beds were recorded on a ½” 8-track and a ¼” 4-track reel-to-reel with overdubs tracked digitally. It was mastered by Tyler Watkins at Postal Recording. Design and layout by Brain Twins. Cover art by Justin Shimp. Released on PIAPTK Recordings with extra ltd edition versions on ipreferpi and Almost Halloween Time Records
Standard cover art (pictured above) coupled with Red Sea vinyl (limited to roughly 65)
Captains ‘Travel Light’ Ship Log (Limited to 35 and NOT pictured) THIS IS A PREORDER AND STARTS SHIPPING SHORTLY AFTER THE FIRST OF THE YEAR
Handmade to replicate an aged ship log… this thing is going to be cool. Printed pages binned together in a true book-like nature to highlight the lyrics of each song with images on the reverse of to tell a story told. Besides being a great record to own, this will make a cool coffee-table book or a release that dwarfs all others in your library by sheer size- this will be solid for both
Everything is either made by hand or assemble by the hand of a pirate..
GRAVES: Easy Not Easy
Portland bedroom pop that digs deep!
Original Art with Limited Evergreen vinyl limited to 50: When artwork is as swell as the original all you can do is let it be and enjoy it. The beautiful green vinyl pays complement to the cover of this hearty album. Standard Pi is shipping now!!
Pi Alt Cover limited to 50: This one has been slow moving trying to work my way around printing problems for the alt cover- Undetermined number yet set on the pi variant/alternate cover…all TBD. What to know is the vinyl is a sweet evergreen color and one you don’t want to miss if you dig themes and cool shit from the future. To include lyrical insert designed/illustrated by Sam Farrell. Any other randomness that comes to mind as I pack ’em up.
Easy Not Easy Pi Puzzle Test Pressing: limited to 7 Green Puzzle boxes housing Test Pressings. (Random puzzle boxes w/NON-numbered ticket(s)- one offs of Red, Green, Blue & so on SOLD RANDOMLY & placed in random Goodwill(S) / Thrift stores(S)/ Hands – I do this with all releases:
Sometimes you have to think inside the box? What we have here is a test pressing in a locked box with no key or apparent way to get the box open. Known as Puzzle Boxes, but not limited to and date back as far as 2300 B.C. in cultures such as Chinese, Japanese, Roman, Egyptian and many other walks of life that are rich in design and art. Originally constructed to keep any person(s) out of ones private or personal belongings or as simple mental stimulation believed to bring about happiness. Moving forward to modern times…the pi puzzle box offers one the ultimate “don’t handle the record that way please” protection and is visually appealing as well- wood sanded slick, kinda stained thick…made from hands not machines! Difficulty level: Easy Not Easy. Comes with riddles, clues, identifiers and standard pi/test pressing on a nice slab of black from the fine folks over at Kindercore pressing plant
Stray ticket: There was a lot of thought put behind the overall design and concept and I hope all that has one enjoys the puzzle as much as I enjoyed making them. I would also like to say we all are busy with things in life, we overlook more than we see and …
To find more Graves music have a look over at Curly Cassettes, HUSH Records, and of course PIAPTK
BUY Graves Easy Not Easy
This is a co-release with two other very interesting labels that add their personalized touch to most everything…People In A Position To Know Recordings & Almost Halloween Time Records. I encourage you to check them both out
King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard 'POLYGONDWANALAND' LP VARIANT: 'Six Sides of Wizardry' THREE 8" LATHE CUT RECORDS ON ULTRA-CLEAR POLYCARBONATE
Wrapped and tied in a
screen printed map of Gondwana Land is the Six Sides Of Wizardry. Ship sails around the 21 of December– PREORDER—> (Disclaimer: Originally sold as a preorder (2017) advertised as a “screen printed map”… this didn’t happen) Q&A @ you got the better deal due to my fastidious nature.
THIS IS SET TO PREORDER AND WILL START SHIPPING AROUND THE 21st OF DECEMBER 2017/2018- each of these take an extremely long time/material to assemble along with quality of everything involved this package is priced extremely below anything one would call profits. Due to this prices are subject to change anytime after the first one is shipped- REMEMBER you are not just buying a record here and I hope you enjoy all the efforts put forth
FINAL NUMBER 111 HANDMADE / ASSEMBLED losing material everything about you is great god our out how fucking placed shit dude
This conceptual-art piece was a castle in the air…nearly impractical to reproduce cost effectively the six pieces of hand cut ultra clear plastics have been joined together in harmony by time and the chemical element Al #13 in the year of our King Gizzard, 2017.
The interior artwork is original to the official art provided by KGATLW and is stunning through the Polygondwanaland looking-glass window that has you peering nearly a half-inch deep through the castles interior structure of three 8” lathe-cut records. The visuals are some what 3d-ish through the transparencies where one sees the triplets are locked down between the far wall and castle window by bolts the treasure seeker must remove with the customized skeleton key to secure the castles grail, the full length album Polygondwanaland.
With an arcane touch and twist of
twine leather, skeleton keys, a castle, locks, maps and imagery on a mimicked style of aged paper involving sacred geometry? Throw some dust on it and call it genuine as it gets if cryptic is your style
As if this wasn’t enough…it turns out the album is following traditions of the gizzard way of sending records out in pizza boxes…and not without good reason. The pi-
zza box converts to a homemade projector allowing you to project the album art and looking-glass onto any surface up to about 80 inches!….obviously white walls suiting best for clear results on a large scale- but remember, its a pizza box. Go follow along on instagram for a quick demo on how it works.
(NOTE: all inserts for side walls was cut by hand using a template…therefor may need to be slightly trimmed with scissors for best fit…also I could not find enough white boxes to make the walls and most are of a standard cardboard tone. For better visuals/brightness use the inserts provided as a template and cut the same from a white box of any kind)
The Three Lathes are hand-cut one at a time by the ever advancing team at Lathe Cuts in the cave hollows of Tucson Arizona using pioneered techniques and specialized cutting needles providing sound quality above par in the world of lathe cut records.
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All items included in this are handcrafted and limited to 111. BUY VINYL HERE
As mentioned, the artwork is projectable via box it will be mailed in (inserts for DIY projector included)- video how on ipreferpi records Instagram and Facebook
FLOATING ACTION: Is It Exquisite?
Floating Action recordings are the studio fruits brought to life by one man, Seth Kauffman, of the North Carolina mountains.
Only a few remaining
Vinyl limited to 35 random color vinyl with pi-
Roughly 65 black vinyl for the naturalist approach-
get them while they last.
35 random color with Pi (zine/screened shirt & poster)
Roughly 65 black vinyl for the naturalist approach- get them while they last
All purchases include a digital download and the potential for randomness
The Pi take on this is accompanied by the hands of Thomas Dean- Infinite Repeats & Lost Woods Print. You can get this copy of the album here or there.
Shagged and bagged, the Zine-quisit features Dean’s design and art in a Risograph lyric zine package the color of a beautifully burnt NC sunset. Adorn with Seth’s hand written lyrics this zine package become so precious we needed to toss some cotton in for the safety of the vinyl/art.
If this version is sold out please be sure to stop by one of the following: every independent label involved has a spin on the release-
Infinite Repeats: http://infiniterepeats.limitedrun.com
P.I.A.P.T.K./Solid Gold Records: http://piaptk.limitedrun.com/products/598133-floating-action-is-it-exquisite-lp
Almost Halloween Time Records: (if in the states follow directions on PIAPTK)
Baby Gas Mask Records:
AMERICAN MONOXIDE: WEB CONTENT
This is an on going project from last year- transitions, set backs, and refunds and here we are again. I refuse to sell this release until my vision of it is complete. If you just want a copy, it can be found at PIAPTK
Whats been created with this release is unique for certain. Here is a bit I took from a review- American Monoxide ‘Web-Content’ Private-Browser over at 50thirdand3rd
…The album sleeve looks like a retro computer, and the sleeves like floppy disc. It perfectly plays up on web aspect of the album title, but it doesn’t stop there! Enclosed in the packaging is a paper airplane that houses the project’s credits as well as make-shift instructions on how to ‘hack’ the five mysterious, transparent sheets that also come along with the album.The transparent sheets look like a jumbled mess of random markings and what looks like binary code but by following the instructions, the pages must be stacked on top of each other like a puzzle to reveal an article of original artwork. If this wasn’t cryptic enough for you, when the transparent sheets are exposed to UV light for a short period of time then stacked properly, the binary code disappears and reveals the final part of the hack!Each of the Private Browser variants include all the related articles for the hack, random colored vinyl, and album cover silk-screened by hand, making no two releases alike! Upping the ante is the fact there’s less than 50 of this particular variant being produced, making it an extremely collectible release….
This is also a co-release between PIAPTK recordings and like minded labels, many of which are in the links above- to save space just refer to those links if you are wanting a copy of this while waiting on this one to make way- they have some really dope takes on this as well