I must be out of my mind. I started a new project–an offshoot of Paisley Babylon–called the Texas Turntable Massacre. It’s a very vinyl-heavy music project featuring a large amount of Burroughsian cut-up technique with dollar bin records, thift store vinyl finds, obscure weird old TV preacher LPs, and liberal helpings of theremin and Moog.
There is a new album coming out in December by Texas Turntable Massacre called “Donner Party Hungry”. To coincide with this release, I will put out several EPs on CD/digital download and as an incentive to buy I’m going to offer all who purchase the limited editions a unique piece of newsprint art that specifically ties in to the album’s content.
Details on that including where to buy are forthcoming, but for now, you can sample a track off the upcoming album by way of the Soundcloud.com clip below:
The image above is the very limited edition Gideon Wolf CD, Diagram, with packaging and distribution by Time Released Sound, which is, as the official site decribes, “a lovingly hand made, limited edition release music label that is as much an art project as it is a musical outlet.”
This is fantastic! A huge inspiration to me here, I’m going to try my hand at something in the same spirit with Paisley Babylon, but naturally more darkly funny and slightly menacing. This record label is an outstanding concept and has really kicked me in the pants to continue some ideas I had toyed with in 2008 with unique packaging of CDs (to resemble LP packaging instead).
Bravo to some outstanding music packaging ideas well thought out and fully realized…you owe yourself a look at these.
This is not a new direction for Paisley Babylon, but it’s certainly something I’ve been doing a LOT more of lately. Inspired by the ever-growing piles of weird and WTF vinyl I’ve been collecting, I’m proud to bring you the darkly funny “Too Many Boners, My Friend”, hot out of the studio only this morning.
Amusing note: the announcer voice discussing the practice of establishing an “eyeball” was NOT manipulated to take the word “eyeball” out of context. No, my friends, that is how it actually appears on the record. Hear for yourself, and know that this track is headed for a seven-inch, so its availability as a streaming clip will be limited–it comes down once the vinyl is ready to be released.
***UPDATE***The three-disc edition is sadly now sold out. That’s what I get for not moving faster.
The wonderful Brainwashed.com reports Nurse With Wound has released a new double CD set featuring material recorded between 2008 and 2011. Exciting stuff as NWW is definitely one of the most inspirational of the groups I frequently mention here–Throbbing Gristle, Coil, Cabaret Voltaire, etc.
There’s nothing quite like the Nurse With Wound experience. It’s challenging, thought-provoking, sonically dangerous…for me personally it’s two bottles of red wine on an empty stomach for the soul. (That’s a good thing.)
The NWW release is called “Terms and Conditions Apply” and if you order from Dirtier, you get a third disc as a bonus, which is pretty damn outstanding. I’m not a shill for Dirtier, just passing the news along 🙂
There is a Paisley Babylon fan page on Facebook…it’s been there for a while but I’ve only recently decided that might be a good place to post little surprises like exclusive tracks, show info, and contact with people who enjoy the dark sonic journeys I’ve been creating.
Join me on Facebook and say hello…and if you’re working on your own like-minded music, do feel free to use that page to get in touch, discuss shows or collaborations, split seven-inches, etc.