GRAVES: Easy Not Easy PREORDERS ARE UP & Standards are shipping NOW
Hailing from 2006 with style is Greg Olin’s fourth studio release Easy Not Easy, a beautifully blended album of fourteen telling tracks holding little back in ways of delicious undertones, metaphorical references and melodic swaying throughout the breezy nature that is Graves and all us fans have come to love love love- that happen naturally. (Below is a band camp link to listen to this album in full)
Highlighting No/Where, Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, Val K, And In My Doorway, Death Left A Message just to be tracks I’m singing before they even make way ’round the table. Olin’s entire discography is this way…so you will not have a problem getting your fix if this is an introduction. Unfortunately, for me, I wasn’t lucky enough to stumble on his groovy-ass tunes until around ’08 or ’09. Seven years or so is a long time to miss out on tunes that rightfully find way into one’s regular cycle of things- at least thats how I feel when I find a diamond. Want to scientifically test the hardness of this gem? Put the needle to the evergreen grain…sit down, turn it up a little and tell me if I’m wrong-
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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: (work in progress I hope to have completed over the next few days)
Easy Not Easy Pi Puzzle Test limited to 7: 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. Know as Puzzle Boxes, but not limited to boxes and date far back 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, stained thick…made from hands not machines! Difficulty level: Easy Not Easy. Comes with riddles, clues, identifiers and standard pi
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
SEASONED EVERGREEN PI VARIANT information coming soon
King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard 'POLYGONDWANALAND' LP: 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 6th of December- PREORDER—> TEMPORARILY SOLD OUT- official number currently at 54 made, sold, shipped
(Disclaimer: Originally sold as a preorder advertised as a “screen printed map”… this didn’t happen) Q&A @ you got the better deal due to my fastidious nature
BUY VINYL HERE—–>shipping concerns of any matters feel free to contact me under menu tab<—–
THIS IS SET TO PREORDER AND WILL START SHIPPING AROUND THE 6TH OF DECEMBER- 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
This concept 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 visual effects are some what 3d-ish through the transparencies . 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 an aged paper appeal 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. If you are across seas and don’t get this in a pizza box- it is the United States postal office at blame for crazy S&H charges…and you may very well need to get your own pizza box from a friendly local pi slinger…and 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 of 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 Tuscon 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 101. BUY VINYL HERE
As mentioned, the artwork is projectable via the 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.
Well cultured, Kauffman weaves this into his sound and delivers the point with well cultivated releases like his debut album Ting of 2005 and the follow up Research in (2008). Adopting the moniker “Floating Action” in 2009 and releasing the self titled album, Kauffman armed to the groove with his multi-talents as a musician continues to make impressions upon the industry in various ways...I have even read blurbs where he has been referred to as “the Harry Nilsson of our generation”.
Fast-forwarding to 2017 and through eight exquisite albums of growth bringing us to Is It Exquisite? the ninth stunning release in a stacked discography- fans of Floating Action/Seth Kauffman will not be left short-handed and new-combers will be enlightened, most likely finding themselves on an easter-egg-hunt of sorts getting up to speed with his works. Link yourself to his Facebook (@floatingaction) to stay up-to-date on touring info and all other related good stuff. Here is one of the jams featured on Is It Exquisite?
Symbiotically working with a number of well-respected artist such as; Angel Olsen, Dr. Dog, Richard Swift, Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys), Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Kauffman has earned his keep as a well respected virtuoso in the industry amongst musicians as well as fans.
“…he’s the most underrated person in music right now and nobody knows about him. And it’s weird….” – Jim James of My Mourning Jacket- Rolling Stone
“Rather than the rote nostalgia such sonic touchstones often yield, Kauffman’s songs hum with the vibrancy of both true believer and radical alchemist.”
JOHN SCHACHT- blurtone.com
http://blurtonline.com/feature/yes-exquisite-floating-action/ for the full article
THE PI & INFINITE REPEATS VERSION OF THIS RELEASE LINK BELOW FOR PURCHASING
35 random color with Pi
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- go!
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.
American Monoxide… Where to start with such a diverse artist. I suppose Dr.Dog would be the subtle approach for the new-comber doing the research. Those of you new to American Monoxide here is the break down: Dimitri Manos is the brain behind these DIY home recordings. Manos genius will captivate those with open ears as no song is really the same…this applies to the debut album In Flight Mode as well as this follow up. Recording with a number of bands I can’t get enough of; Golden Boots (LABRYYYTH), Bradford Trojan, Krab Legz, Dr. Dog as mentioned and the general musical population of Tuscan AZ…
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