BEST REASON TO WRITE A FUCKIN’ RECORD REVIEW TODAY!
✩ipps  Fake Tape  (self-released DL - 2014)✩
Yet another fab detonation of Arch City paisley reich ballistix: six wuzzy and rusted horseshit viking earschplittenloudenboomers sliding down a punk psych slope during the last days of summer. And look above: it sez they’ve a vinyl long player due next month! Let’s try to get out of bed for that one, shall we?  Very nice trippy quadruple exposure pic by Danielle Petrosa too, which we lifted from ipps’ Facebook page without permission. Yr thick, I’m thick, we all scream for icepicks. Looking forward to more.
Superdreamer Records of Columbus, Ohio
The visual trips of Danielle Petrosa
BEST REASON TO WRITE A FUCKIN’ RECORD REVIEW TODAY!
✩ipps  Fake Tape  (self-released DL - 2014)✩
Yet another fab detonation of Arch City paisley reich ballistix: six wuzzy and rusted horseshit viking earschplittenloudenboomers sliding down a punk psych slope during the last days of summer. And look above: it sez they’ve a vinyl long player due next month! Let’s try to get out of bed for that one, shall we?  Very nice trippy quadruple exposure pic by Danielle Petrosa too, which we lifted from ipps’ Facebook page without permission. Yr thick, I’m thick, we all scream for icepicks. Looking forward to more.
Superdreamer Records of Columbus, Ohio
The visual trips of Danielle Petrosa
BEST REASON TO WRITE A FUCKIN’ RECORD REVIEW TODAY!
✩ipps  Fake Tape  (self-released DL - 2014)✩
Yet another fab detonation of Arch City paisley reich ballistix: six wuzzy and rusted horseshit viking earschplittenloudenboomers sliding down a punk psych slope during the last days of summer. And look above: it sez they’ve a vinyl long player due next month! Let’s try to get out of bed for that one, shall we?  Very nice trippy quadruple exposure pic by Danielle Petrosa too, which we lifted from ipps’ Facebook page without permission. Yr thick, I’m thick, we all scream for icepicks. Looking forward to more.
Superdreamer Records of Columbus, Ohio
The visual trips of Danielle Petrosa

BEST REASON TO WRITE A FUCKIN’ RECORD REVIEW TODAY!

ipps  Fake Tape  (self-released DL - 2014)✩

One year ago, fuckinrecordreviews rediscovered Executive Vice President of Motion Pictures for Condé Nast Entertainment (CNÉ) Jeremy Steckler and his reviews for Tuba Frenzy. 
fuckinrecordreviews:

TUBA FRENZY Issue #3  August 1996 (page 67)
DIE LIKE A DOG • Peter Brötzmann, William Parker, Toshinori Kondo & Hamid Drake review byJEREMY STECKLER 
TIM ROSS maintains a TUBA FRENZY website that sez “Tuba Frenzy was a sporadically published music zine that existed from 1994 to 1998.  There were four issues, and the latest one is still available.” The zine was published from Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
North Carolina politics suck in 2013, as the Republican led state government is leading the USA in restricting women’s reproductive rights and voting rights. Duke University sophomore Tom Vosburgh said in the 8/28/13 Duke Chronicle, “At this point it’s almost embarrassing for me to say I’m a North Carolinian. Governor McCrory and the general assembly have taken what was for years the most progressive Southern state and turned it into a punch line on late-night television. It’s ridiculous.”  Step up and check in with the NC ACLU.
Speaking of North Carolina, the internet tells us JEREMY STECKLER appears to have attended Duke University during his tenure as writer for Tuba Frenzy. This 4/11/12 article also tells us there’s a Jeremy Steckler who attended Duke University at the same time who went on to work for Imagine and Fox Searchlight as an executive and was poached by Condé Nast Entertainment Group President Dawn Ostroff to be “executive vice president of motion pictures.”  He married Emily Dora Rogath in 2010 at the Beverly Hills Hotel, as reported in their New York Times wedding announcement here.   Good work all around Jeremy!  That is, if it is indeed the same Jeremy Steckler (and even if it isn’t). 
It’s good to know, sorta, that there may be a guy in corporate who knows who Hamid Drake is, not to mention Paul Flaherty, David S. Ware (R.I.P), Borbetomagus and F/i, all capably referenced in the review above.
As everyone knows, Peter Brötzmann, William Parker, Toshinori Kondo & Hamid Drake are titans of art in multiple domains (we’re guessing Jeremy continues to spread the fire music gospel at Condé Nast). If we’re recalling correctly, Die Like A Dog: Fragments of Music, Life and Death of Albert Ayler was the first salvo in their lives together as Die Like A Dog. 
Die Like A Dog’s four FMP albums were reissued as a box set by Jazzwerkstatt in 2007. You can buy it here. 
Jazzwerkstatt’s kataloge is available.
Issue 345 of The Wire (November 2012) included a massive feature on Peter Brötzmann by David Keenan, plus a Primer.
William Parker’s vast website is here.
This is a nice, if short, write up on Hamid Drake at Drummerworld.
Toshinori Kondo’s YouTube vids are plentiful.

(Tuba Frenzy donation courtesy Egon Schiele III)
One year ago, fuckinrecordreviews rediscovered Executive Vice President of Motion Pictures for Condé Nast Entertainment (CNÉ) Jeremy Steckler and his reviews for Tuba Frenzy. 
fuckinrecordreviews:

TUBA FRENZY Issue #3  August 1996 (page 67)
DIE LIKE A DOG • Peter Brötzmann, William Parker, Toshinori Kondo & Hamid Drake review byJEREMY STECKLER 
TIM ROSS maintains a TUBA FRENZY website that sez “Tuba Frenzy was a sporadically published music zine that existed from 1994 to 1998.  There were four issues, and the latest one is still available.” The zine was published from Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
North Carolina politics suck in 2013, as the Republican led state government is leading the USA in restricting women’s reproductive rights and voting rights. Duke University sophomore Tom Vosburgh said in the 8/28/13 Duke Chronicle, “At this point it’s almost embarrassing for me to say I’m a North Carolinian. Governor McCrory and the general assembly have taken what was for years the most progressive Southern state and turned it into a punch line on late-night television. It’s ridiculous.”  Step up and check in with the NC ACLU.
Speaking of North Carolina, the internet tells us JEREMY STECKLER appears to have attended Duke University during his tenure as writer for Tuba Frenzy. This 4/11/12 article also tells us there’s a Jeremy Steckler who attended Duke University at the same time who went on to work for Imagine and Fox Searchlight as an executive and was poached by Condé Nast Entertainment Group President Dawn Ostroff to be “executive vice president of motion pictures.”  He married Emily Dora Rogath in 2010 at the Beverly Hills Hotel, as reported in their New York Times wedding announcement here.   Good work all around Jeremy!  That is, if it is indeed the same Jeremy Steckler (and even if it isn’t). 
It’s good to know, sorta, that there may be a guy in corporate who knows who Hamid Drake is, not to mention Paul Flaherty, David S. Ware (R.I.P), Borbetomagus and F/i, all capably referenced in the review above.
As everyone knows, Peter Brötzmann, William Parker, Toshinori Kondo & Hamid Drake are titans of art in multiple domains (we’re guessing Jeremy continues to spread the fire music gospel at Condé Nast). If we’re recalling correctly, Die Like A Dog: Fragments of Music, Life and Death of Albert Ayler was the first salvo in their lives together as Die Like A Dog. 
Die Like A Dog’s four FMP albums were reissued as a box set by Jazzwerkstatt in 2007. You can buy it here. 
Jazzwerkstatt’s kataloge is available.
Issue 345 of The Wire (November 2012) included a massive feature on Peter Brötzmann by David Keenan, plus a Primer.
William Parker’s vast website is here.
This is a nice, if short, write up on Hamid Drake at Drummerworld.
Toshinori Kondo’s YouTube vids are plentiful.

(Tuba Frenzy donation courtesy Egon Schiele III)

One year ago, fuckinrecordreviews rediscovered Executive Vice President of Motion Pictures for Condé Nast Entertainment (CNÉ) Jeremy Steckler and his reviews for Tuba Frenzy

fuckinrecordreviews:

TUBA FRENZY Issue #3  August 1996 (page 67)

DIE LIKE A DOG • Peter Brötzmann, William Parker, Toshinori Kondo & Hamid Drake review byJEREMY STECKLER 

  • TIM ROSS maintains a TUBA FRENZY website that sez “Tuba Frenzy was a sporadically published music zine that existed from 1994 to 1998.  There were four issues, and the latest one is still available.” The zine was published from Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
  • North Carolina politics suck in 2013, as the Republican led state government is leading the USA in restricting women’s reproductive rights and voting rights. Duke University sophomore Tom Vosburgh said in the 8/28/13 Duke Chronicle, “At this point it’s almost embarrassing for me to say I’m a North Carolinian. Governor McCrory and the general assembly have taken what was for years the most progressive Southern state and turned it into a punch line on late-night television. It’s ridiculous.”  Step up and check in with the NC ACLU.
  • It’s good to know, sorta, that there may be a guy in corporate who knows who Hamid Drake is, not to mention Paul Flaherty, David S. Ware (R.I.P), Borbetomagus and F/i, all capably referenced in the review above.
  • As everyone knows, Peter Brötzmann, William Parker, Toshinori Kondo & Hamid Drake are titans of art in multiple domains (we’re guessing Jeremy continues to spread the fire music gospel at Condé Nast)If we’re recalling correctly, Die Like A Dog: Fragments of Music, Life and Death of Albert Ayler was the first salvo in their lives together as Die Like A Dog
  • Die Like A Dog’s four FMP albums were reissued as a box set by Jazzwerkstatt in 2007. You can buy it here

(Tuba Frenzy donation courtesy Egon Schiele III)

Bravo to themodernistwitch, who took on that dopey Pitchfork review of the YOUNG’s Chrome Cactus two weeks ago: "I read this review of the latest Young record…this morning and was annoyed/baffled by its central conceit: that there is something called ‘record collector rock’…All of us who love music have struggled at some point with the idea that what we love is what we are in totality (it is not…). It is a tempting mirage, but it is all vapor, and to try to seal its conceit in stone via criticism is a dangerous capitulation to the branding sickness of capital."

  • …Chrome Cactus went on sale 8/24/14. It’s available from matadorrecords and everyone else and it rules just as much today as it did two weeks ago, but…

I read this review of the latest Young record (http://m.pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/19512-the-young-chrome-cactus/) this morning and was annoyed/baffled by its central conceit: that there is something called ‘record collector rock.’ As defined by said review, ‘record collector rock’ is some…

"You can have 10 copies, just send me your 10,000 BTU air conditioner." - Mac Sutherland
YAK’UZ’Å, #6 1994 (pages 41-42 )  DAVE MCGURGAN, Editor/Publisher
TOM LAX/MAC SUTHERLAND INTERVIEW by CHRIS RICE (PART 4 of 4)
PART 1 with tasty linx
PART 2 right there in the socket
PART 3: fruit salad lives
Tom Lax’s visited Brian Turner’s WFMU radio show on Tuesday 8/26/14. From the WFMU Brian Turner Express: Guest DJ Tom Lax from Siltbreeze Records download here 
Drawing of “Siltbreeze Records dude arm wrestling a dinosaur” by Terminal Boredom user ‘degenerated’ from  DRAWINGS OUTTA BOREDOM (4/14/11). Used without permission.
8/29/14 5:47 PM update: paperhose (aka tumblr site for one of the great bands of our time, MORDECAI) said: “Professor Dinosaur Mahaffey was NGL contributor, the mag where the comic originally appeared.” Thanx paperhose!
"You can have 10 copies, just send me your 10,000 BTU air conditioner." - Mac Sutherland
YAK’UZ’Å, #6 1994 (pages 41-42 )  DAVE MCGURGAN, Editor/Publisher
TOM LAX/MAC SUTHERLAND INTERVIEW by CHRIS RICE (PART 4 of 4)
PART 1 with tasty linx
PART 2 right there in the socket
PART 3: fruit salad lives
Tom Lax’s visited Brian Turner’s WFMU radio show on Tuesday 8/26/14. From the WFMU Brian Turner Express: Guest DJ Tom Lax from Siltbreeze Records download here 
Drawing of “Siltbreeze Records dude arm wrestling a dinosaur” by Terminal Boredom user ‘degenerated’ from  DRAWINGS OUTTA BOREDOM (4/14/11). Used without permission.
8/29/14 5:47 PM update: paperhose (aka tumblr site for one of the great bands of our time, MORDECAI) said: “Professor Dinosaur Mahaffey was NGL contributor, the mag where the comic originally appeared.” Thanx paperhose!
"You can have 10 copies, just send me your 10,000 BTU air conditioner." - Mac Sutherland
YAK’UZ’Å, #6 1994 (pages 41-42 )  DAVE MCGURGAN, Editor/Publisher
TOM LAX/MAC SUTHERLAND INTERVIEW by CHRIS RICE (PART 4 of 4)
PART 1 with tasty linx
PART 2 right there in the socket
PART 3: fruit salad lives
Tom Lax’s visited Brian Turner’s WFMU radio show on Tuesday 8/26/14. From the WFMU Brian Turner Express: Guest DJ Tom Lax from Siltbreeze Records download here 
Drawing of “Siltbreeze Records dude arm wrestling a dinosaur” by Terminal Boredom user ‘degenerated’ from  DRAWINGS OUTTA BOREDOM (4/14/11). Used without permission.
8/29/14 5:47 PM update: paperhose (aka tumblr site for one of the great bands of our time, MORDECAI) said: “Professor Dinosaur Mahaffey was NGL contributor, the mag where the comic originally appeared.” Thanx paperhose!
"You can have 10 copies, just send me your 10,000 BTU air conditioner." - Mac Sutherland
YAK’UZ’Å, #6 1994 (pages 41-42 )  DAVE MCGURGAN, Editor/Publisher
TOM LAX/MAC SUTHERLAND INTERVIEW by CHRIS RICE (PART 4 of 4)
PART 1 with tasty linx
PART 2 right there in the socket
PART 3: fruit salad lives
Tom Lax’s visited Brian Turner’s WFMU radio show on Tuesday 8/26/14. From the WFMU Brian Turner Express: Guest DJ Tom Lax from Siltbreeze Records download here 
Drawing of “Siltbreeze Records dude arm wrestling a dinosaur” by Terminal Boredom user ‘degenerated’ from  DRAWINGS OUTTA BOREDOM (4/14/11). Used without permission.
8/29/14 5:47 PM update: paperhose (aka tumblr site for one of the great bands of our time, MORDECAI) said: “Professor Dinosaur Mahaffey was NGL contributor, the mag where the comic originally appeared.” Thanx paperhose!
"You can have 10 copies, just send me your 10,000 BTU air conditioner." - Mac Sutherland
YAK’UZ’Å, #6 1994 (pages 41-42 )  DAVE MCGURGAN, Editor/Publisher
TOM LAX/MAC SUTHERLAND INTERVIEW by CHRIS RICE (PART 4 of 4)
PART 1 with tasty linx
PART 2 right there in the socket
PART 3: fruit salad lives
Tom Lax’s visited Brian Turner’s WFMU radio show on Tuesday 8/26/14. From the WFMU Brian Turner Express: Guest DJ Tom Lax from Siltbreeze Records download here 
Drawing of “Siltbreeze Records dude arm wrestling a dinosaur” by Terminal Boredom user ‘degenerated’ from  DRAWINGS OUTTA BOREDOM (4/14/11). Used without permission.
8/29/14 5:47 PM update: paperhose (aka tumblr site for one of the great bands of our time, MORDECAI) said: “Professor Dinosaur Mahaffey was NGL contributor, the mag where the comic originally appeared.” Thanx paperhose!
"You can have 10 copies, just send me your 10,000 BTU air conditioner." - Mac Sutherland
YAK’UZ’Å, #6 1994 (pages 41-42 )  DAVE MCGURGAN, Editor/Publisher
TOM LAX/MAC SUTHERLAND INTERVIEW by CHRIS RICE (PART 4 of 4)
PART 1 with tasty linx
PART 2 right there in the socket
PART 3: fruit salad lives
Tom Lax’s visited Brian Turner’s WFMU radio show on Tuesday 8/26/14. From the WFMU Brian Turner Express: Guest DJ Tom Lax from Siltbreeze Records download here 
Drawing of “Siltbreeze Records dude arm wrestling a dinosaur” by Terminal Boredom user ‘degenerated’ from  DRAWINGS OUTTA BOREDOM (4/14/11). Used without permission.
8/29/14 5:47 PM update: paperhose (aka tumblr site for one of the great bands of our time, MORDECAI) said: “Professor Dinosaur Mahaffey was NGL contributor, the mag where the comic originally appeared.” Thanx paperhose!

"You can have 10 copies, just send me your 10,000 BTU air conditioner." - Mac Sutherland

YAK’UZ’Å, #6 1994 (pages 41-42 )  DAVE MCGURGAN, Editor/Publisher

TOM LAX/MAC SUTHERLAND INTERVIEW by CHRIS RICE (PART 4 of 4)

  • Drawing of “Siltbreeze Records dude arm wrestling a dinosaur” by Terminal Boredom user ‘degenerated’ from  DRAWINGS OUTTA BOREDOM (4/14/11). Used without permission.
  • 8/29/14 5:47 PM update: paperhose (aka tumblr site for one of the great bands of our time, MORDECAI) said: “Professor Dinosaur Mahaffey was NGL contributor, the mag where the comic originally appeared.” Thanx paperhose!
"Homemade glory psych…this generally sounds about 25 years old."
DISTURBED #2 1995 (uncertain page #), ROBERT PLANTE, Editor 
The Tom Lax/Mac Sutherland interview (Part 4 of 4) from YAK’UZ’Å, #6 (1994) will post tomorrow. 
CHARALAMBIDES from Opprobrium #2 (1996) with clarification from Tom Carter
Charalambides at Wholly Other
"Homemade glory psych…this generally sounds about 25 years old."
DISTURBED #2 1995 (uncertain page #), ROBERT PLANTE, Editor 
The Tom Lax/Mac Sutherland interview (Part 4 of 4) from YAK’UZ’Å, #6 (1994) will post tomorrow. 
CHARALAMBIDES from Opprobrium #2 (1996) with clarification from Tom Carter
Charalambides at Wholly Other
"Homemade glory psych…this generally sounds about 25 years old."
DISTURBED #2 1995 (uncertain page #), ROBERT PLANTE, Editor 
The Tom Lax/Mac Sutherland interview (Part 4 of 4) from YAK’UZ’Å, #6 (1994) will post tomorrow. 
CHARALAMBIDES from Opprobrium #2 (1996) with clarification from Tom Carter
Charalambides at Wholly Other

"Homemade glory psych…this generally sounds about 25 years old."

DISTURBED #2 1995 (uncertain page #), ROBERT PLANTE, Editor 

  • The Tom Lax/Mac Sutherland interview (Part 4 of 4) from YAK’UZ’Å, #6 (1994) will post tomorrow. 

Fuckin’ Record Reviews also wishes a very happy birthday today to Byron Coley Trio Tour Manager tour manager KRISTIN ANDERSON! 

fuckinrecordreviews:

"…My official title is general manager. I am in charge of ‘general’ things including hiring and payroll, systems management, marketing, and making sure that the warehouse manager knows if there’s a pallet of dildos at the loading dock.” 

  • See that woman holding records? That’s KRISTIN ANDERSON of Forced Exposure in the Forced Exposure warehouse holding records being sold and distributed by Forced Exposure.
  • Who took the picture? JIMMY JOHNSON!
  • Since we’re in the final weekend of our Jimmy Johnson tribute (he formerly of Forced Exposure magazine) and he took the pic and today is that Record Store Day thing and Kristin makes a substantive case for RSD being legit, we posted this picture.
  • Kristin sez, I have a great deal of respect for what the Record Store Day people are doing, insofar as they have created a monster holiday in support of independent record stores and independent labels. Sales at some stores on that single weekend will be enough to float the rent for the rest of the year. This can mean the difference between being around and not. And it’s important because independent stores exist because independent labels exist and vice versa.”  We were all set to make fun of RSD, but after that, we’d feel too bad. So go out and buy stuff at record stores. But don’t forget the online storefronts…like FORCED EXPOSURE!
  • The quotes are lifted from this 4/17/14 article via Creating Loafing Atlanta. Sounds like something Chunklet would make fun of, but they knew enough to interview Kristin, so how bad can they be? 
  • The 1994/1995 Jimmy Johnson interviews:
  • PART 3 on the way..
FUCKIN’ RECORD REVIEWS WISHES OUR HARDCORE-IN-SILHOUETTE EDITOR-OF-THE-MAYBE-NEAR-MAYBE-DISTANT-FUTURE A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TODAY! 
We’re talkin’ TONY RETTMAN.
…and here’s his 1996 review of K-SALVATORE from 200PU #1 and fuckinrecordreviews (after the jump)
NYHC: NEW YORK HARDCORE 1980-1990 (2014/forthcoming) by TONY RETTMAN
FUCKIN RECORD REVIEWS #1: The Print Edition

The Two Hundred Pound Underground No. 1 November 1996 (no page #)
K-SALVATORE review by Tony Rettman, Editor
K-SLAVATORE at the Free Music Archive from 2012.
FUCKIN’ RECORD REVIEWS WISHES OUR HARDCORE-IN-SILHOUETTE EDITOR-OF-THE-MAYBE-NEAR-MAYBE-DISTANT-FUTURE A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TODAY! 
We’re talkin’ TONY RETTMAN.
…and here’s his 1996 review of K-SALVATORE from 200PU #1 and fuckinrecordreviews (after the jump)
NYHC: NEW YORK HARDCORE 1980-1990 (2014/forthcoming) by TONY RETTMAN
FUCKIN RECORD REVIEWS #1: The Print Edition

The Two Hundred Pound Underground No. 1 November 1996 (no page #)
K-SALVATORE review by Tony Rettman, Editor
K-SLAVATORE at the Free Music Archive from 2012.

FUCKIN’ RECORD REVIEWS WISHES OUR HARDCORE-IN-SILHOUETTE EDITOR-OF-THE-MAYBE-NEAR-MAYBE-DISTANT-FUTURE A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TODAY! 

  • …and here’s his 1996 review of K-SALVATORE from 200PU #1 and fuckinrecordreviews (after the jump)

The Two Hundred Pound Underground No. 1 November 1996 (no page #)

K-SALVATORE review by Tony Rettman, Editor

"I called him in New Zealand, I forget exactly why, but I said, ‘Tom, um, there’s no more copies left,’ and there was a kind of a silence and he said, ‘really…that’s good’." - Mac Sutherland
Photo: Mac lights a cig - oh naturale (from the old Siltbreeze site).
YAK’UZ’Å, #6 1994 (pages 40-41 )  DAVE MCGURGAN, Editor/Publisher
TOM LAX/MAC SUTHERLAND INTERVIEW by CHRIS RICE (PART 3 of 4)
PART 1 with tasty linx
PART 2 right there in the socket
Tom Lax’s visited Brian Turner’s WFMU radio show yesterday, Tuesday 8/26/14.
From the WFMU Brian Turner Express: Tuesday, 8/26/14, 3pm - 6pm: Guest DJ Tom Lax from Siltbreeze Records download here 
"I called him in New Zealand, I forget exactly why, but I said, ‘Tom, um, there’s no more copies left,’ and there was a kind of a silence and he said, ‘really…that’s good’." - Mac Sutherland
Photo: Mac lights a cig - oh naturale (from the old Siltbreeze site).
YAK’UZ’Å, #6 1994 (pages 40-41 )  DAVE MCGURGAN, Editor/Publisher
TOM LAX/MAC SUTHERLAND INTERVIEW by CHRIS RICE (PART 3 of 4)
PART 1 with tasty linx
PART 2 right there in the socket
Tom Lax’s visited Brian Turner’s WFMU radio show yesterday, Tuesday 8/26/14.
From the WFMU Brian Turner Express: Tuesday, 8/26/14, 3pm - 6pm: Guest DJ Tom Lax from Siltbreeze Records download here 
"I called him in New Zealand, I forget exactly why, but I said, ‘Tom, um, there’s no more copies left,’ and there was a kind of a silence and he said, ‘really…that’s good’." - Mac Sutherland
Photo: Mac lights a cig - oh naturale (from the old Siltbreeze site).
YAK’UZ’Å, #6 1994 (pages 40-41 )  DAVE MCGURGAN, Editor/Publisher
TOM LAX/MAC SUTHERLAND INTERVIEW by CHRIS RICE (PART 3 of 4)
PART 1 with tasty linx
PART 2 right there in the socket
Tom Lax’s visited Brian Turner’s WFMU radio show yesterday, Tuesday 8/26/14.
From the WFMU Brian Turner Express: Tuesday, 8/26/14, 3pm - 6pm: Guest DJ Tom Lax from Siltbreeze Records download here 
"I called him in New Zealand, I forget exactly why, but I said, ‘Tom, um, there’s no more copies left,’ and there was a kind of a silence and he said, ‘really…that’s good’." - Mac Sutherland
Photo: Mac lights a cig - oh naturale (from the old Siltbreeze site).
YAK’UZ’Å, #6 1994 (pages 40-41 )  DAVE MCGURGAN, Editor/Publisher
TOM LAX/MAC SUTHERLAND INTERVIEW by CHRIS RICE (PART 3 of 4)
PART 1 with tasty linx
PART 2 right there in the socket
Tom Lax’s visited Brian Turner’s WFMU radio show yesterday, Tuesday 8/26/14.
From the WFMU Brian Turner Express: Tuesday, 8/26/14, 3pm - 6pm: Guest DJ Tom Lax from Siltbreeze Records download here 
"I called him in New Zealand, I forget exactly why, but I said, ‘Tom, um, there’s no more copies left,’ and there was a kind of a silence and he said, ‘really…that’s good’." - Mac Sutherland
Photo: Mac lights a cig - oh naturale (from the old Siltbreeze site).
YAK’UZ’Å, #6 1994 (pages 40-41 )  DAVE MCGURGAN, Editor/Publisher
TOM LAX/MAC SUTHERLAND INTERVIEW by CHRIS RICE (PART 3 of 4)
PART 1 with tasty linx
PART 2 right there in the socket
Tom Lax’s visited Brian Turner’s WFMU radio show yesterday, Tuesday 8/26/14.
From the WFMU Brian Turner Express: Tuesday, 8/26/14, 3pm - 6pm: Guest DJ Tom Lax from Siltbreeze Records download here 
"I called him in New Zealand, I forget exactly why, but I said, ‘Tom, um, there’s no more copies left,’ and there was a kind of a silence and he said, ‘really…that’s good’." - Mac Sutherland
Photo: Mac lights a cig - oh naturale (from the old Siltbreeze site).
YAK’UZ’Å, #6 1994 (pages 40-41 )  DAVE MCGURGAN, Editor/Publisher
TOM LAX/MAC SUTHERLAND INTERVIEW by CHRIS RICE (PART 3 of 4)
PART 1 with tasty linx
PART 2 right there in the socket
Tom Lax’s visited Brian Turner’s WFMU radio show yesterday, Tuesday 8/26/14.
From the WFMU Brian Turner Express: Tuesday, 8/26/14, 3pm - 6pm: Guest DJ Tom Lax from Siltbreeze Records download here 
"I called him in New Zealand, I forget exactly why, but I said, ‘Tom, um, there’s no more copies left,’ and there was a kind of a silence and he said, ‘really…that’s good’." - Mac Sutherland
Photo: Mac lights a cig - oh naturale (from the old Siltbreeze site).
YAK’UZ’Å, #6 1994 (pages 40-41 )  DAVE MCGURGAN, Editor/Publisher
TOM LAX/MAC SUTHERLAND INTERVIEW by CHRIS RICE (PART 3 of 4)
PART 1 with tasty linx
PART 2 right there in the socket
Tom Lax’s visited Brian Turner’s WFMU radio show yesterday, Tuesday 8/26/14.
From the WFMU Brian Turner Express: Tuesday, 8/26/14, 3pm - 6pm: Guest DJ Tom Lax from Siltbreeze Records download here 
"I called him in New Zealand, I forget exactly why, but I said, ‘Tom, um, there’s no more copies left,’ and there was a kind of a silence and he said, ‘really…that’s good’." - Mac Sutherland
Photo: Mac lights a cig - oh naturale (from the old Siltbreeze site).
YAK’UZ’Å, #6 1994 (pages 40-41 )  DAVE MCGURGAN, Editor/Publisher
TOM LAX/MAC SUTHERLAND INTERVIEW by CHRIS RICE (PART 3 of 4)
PART 1 with tasty linx
PART 2 right there in the socket
Tom Lax’s visited Brian Turner’s WFMU radio show yesterday, Tuesday 8/26/14.
From the WFMU Brian Turner Express: Tuesday, 8/26/14, 3pm - 6pm: Guest DJ Tom Lax from Siltbreeze Records download here 

"I called him in New Zealand, I forget exactly why, but I said, ‘Tom, um, there’s no more copies left,’ and there was a kind of a silence and he said, ‘really…that’s good’." - Mac Sutherland

Photo: Mac lights a cig - oh naturale (from the old Siltbreeze site).

YAK’UZ’Å, #6 1994 (pages 40-41 )  DAVE MCGURGAN, Editor/Publisher

TOM LAX/MAC SUTHERLAND INTERVIEW by CHRIS RICE (PART 3 of 4)

  • Tom Lax’s visited Brian Turner’s WFMU radio show yesterday, Tuesday 8/26/14.
Whatever your take on REPULSE KAVA, don’t forget that THIS is RIGHT NOW - From the WFMU BT Express: Tuesday, 8/26/14, 3pm - 6pm: Guest DJ Tom Lax from Siltbreeze Records “Another great annual visit from Siltbreeze Records honcho Tom Lax, bringing yet more esoteric, uncategorizable and otherworldly slabs of wax to confound even the most obscuro-hound WFMU listeners. Even after several years of guest DJ sessions, we’ve barely scratched the surface of the fabulous motherlode of DIY recordings Tom has in the vaults; expect high grade entertainment, and of course, uploaded photos on the playlist page of the great cover art from the wax he brings.”
…oh, it’s just from the archive of fuckinrecordreviews:

SILTBREEZE 4 1988 (no page #)
REPULSE KAVA review by Siltbreeze editors
A more sympathetic overview of Repulse Kava can be found in this March 2010 post by former collaborator Joe Carducci. 
Whatever your take on REPULSE KAVA, don’t forget that THIS is RIGHT NOW - From the WFMU BT Express: Tuesday, 8/26/14, 3pm - 6pm: Guest DJ Tom Lax from Siltbreeze Records “Another great annual visit from Siltbreeze Records honcho Tom Lax, bringing yet more esoteric, uncategorizable and otherworldly slabs of wax to confound even the most obscuro-hound WFMU listeners. Even after several years of guest DJ sessions, we’ve barely scratched the surface of the fabulous motherlode of DIY recordings Tom has in the vaults; expect high grade entertainment, and of course, uploaded photos on the playlist page of the great cover art from the wax he brings.”
…oh, it’s just from the archive of fuckinrecordreviews:

SILTBREEZE 4 1988 (no page #)
REPULSE KAVA review by Siltbreeze editors
A more sympathetic overview of Repulse Kava can be found in this March 2010 post by former collaborator Joe Carducci. 
"I had a Flying Nun catalogue, and at the very bottom was listed Xpressway items. There was the Xpressway Pile=Up cassette, a Dead C cassette, a This Kind Of Punishment cassette and a Wreck Small Speakers cassette. I thought, wow, this sounds great, but there was no information on how to order…and when you wrote Flying Nun you get this letter back saying you might want to write directly to Xpressway, but it would give no address."
YAK’UZ’Å, #6 1994 (cover)  DAVE MCGURGAN, Editor/Publisher
TOM LAX/MAC SUTHERLAND INTERVIEW by CHRIS RICE (PART 2 of 4)
PART 1 with tasty linx
In recognition of Tom Lax’s sixth or seventh visit to Brian Turner’sWFMU radio show on Tuesday 8/26/14, we launch a celebration ofSiltbreeze with what may be the earliest interview on record: Tom andMac Sutherland, 1994 style.
From the WFMU BT Express: Tuesday, 8/26/14, 3pm - 6pm: Guest DJ Tom Lax from Siltbreeze Records “Another great annual visit from Siltbreeze Records honcho Tom Lax, bringing yet more esoteric, uncategorizable and otherworldly slabs of wax to confound even the most obscuro-hound WFMU listeners. Even after several years of guest DJ sessions, we’ve barely scratched the surface of the fabulous motherlode of DIY recordings Tom has in the vaults; expect high grade entertainment, and of course, uploaded photos on the playlist page of the great cover art from the wax he brings.”
One we omitted in Part 1: RICHARD LANGSTON of GARAGE interviews Tom in July 2014: “Tom Lax grew up in rural Ohio, lives in Philadelphia, and is in love with a certain strain of dark, unsettling and raw music from Christchurch, New Zealand. So much so he releases it on the record label he started 25 years ago, Siltbreeze. Tom’s life in music is marked by many things but two in particular: seeing the band Pere Ubu as a 17 year old, and by a few boxes of records that arrived one day in the mid-80s in the record store where he worked in Philadelphia. The records were from New Zealand. It led him years later to release records by NZ bands many New Zealanders have never heard of – among them The Dead C, The Vacuum, Max Block, The Pin Group, Scorched Earth Policy, The Axemen, The Spies, Shoes This High, and The Dark Matter. Why? What’s up with this dude? He sat down for a chat with Richard Langston in one of his favourite bars in Philadelphia.”
 Photo by Richard Langston
"I had a Flying Nun catalogue, and at the very bottom was listed Xpressway items. There was the Xpressway Pile=Up cassette, a Dead C cassette, a This Kind Of Punishment cassette and a Wreck Small Speakers cassette. I thought, wow, this sounds great, but there was no information on how to order…and when you wrote Flying Nun you get this letter back saying you might want to write directly to Xpressway, but it would give no address."
YAK’UZ’Å, #6 1994 (cover)  DAVE MCGURGAN, Editor/Publisher
TOM LAX/MAC SUTHERLAND INTERVIEW by CHRIS RICE (PART 2 of 4)
PART 1 with tasty linx
In recognition of Tom Lax’s sixth or seventh visit to Brian Turner’sWFMU radio show on Tuesday 8/26/14, we launch a celebration ofSiltbreeze with what may be the earliest interview on record: Tom andMac Sutherland, 1994 style.
From the WFMU BT Express: Tuesday, 8/26/14, 3pm - 6pm: Guest DJ Tom Lax from Siltbreeze Records “Another great annual visit from Siltbreeze Records honcho Tom Lax, bringing yet more esoteric, uncategorizable and otherworldly slabs of wax to confound even the most obscuro-hound WFMU listeners. Even after several years of guest DJ sessions, we’ve barely scratched the surface of the fabulous motherlode of DIY recordings Tom has in the vaults; expect high grade entertainment, and of course, uploaded photos on the playlist page of the great cover art from the wax he brings.”
One we omitted in Part 1: RICHARD LANGSTON of GARAGE interviews Tom in July 2014: “Tom Lax grew up in rural Ohio, lives in Philadelphia, and is in love with a certain strain of dark, unsettling and raw music from Christchurch, New Zealand. So much so he releases it on the record label he started 25 years ago, Siltbreeze. Tom’s life in music is marked by many things but two in particular: seeing the band Pere Ubu as a 17 year old, and by a few boxes of records that arrived one day in the mid-80s in the record store where he worked in Philadelphia. The records were from New Zealand. It led him years later to release records by NZ bands many New Zealanders have never heard of – among them The Dead C, The Vacuum, Max Block, The Pin Group, Scorched Earth Policy, The Axemen, The Spies, Shoes This High, and The Dark Matter. Why? What’s up with this dude? He sat down for a chat with Richard Langston in one of his favourite bars in Philadelphia.”
 Photo by Richard Langston
"I had a Flying Nun catalogue, and at the very bottom was listed Xpressway items. There was the Xpressway Pile=Up cassette, a Dead C cassette, a This Kind Of Punishment cassette and a Wreck Small Speakers cassette. I thought, wow, this sounds great, but there was no information on how to order…and when you wrote Flying Nun you get this letter back saying you might want to write directly to Xpressway, but it would give no address."
YAK’UZ’Å, #6 1994 (cover)  DAVE MCGURGAN, Editor/Publisher
TOM LAX/MAC SUTHERLAND INTERVIEW by CHRIS RICE (PART 2 of 4)
PART 1 with tasty linx
In recognition of Tom Lax’s sixth or seventh visit to Brian Turner’sWFMU radio show on Tuesday 8/26/14, we launch a celebration ofSiltbreeze with what may be the earliest interview on record: Tom andMac Sutherland, 1994 style.
From the WFMU BT Express: Tuesday, 8/26/14, 3pm - 6pm: Guest DJ Tom Lax from Siltbreeze Records “Another great annual visit from Siltbreeze Records honcho Tom Lax, bringing yet more esoteric, uncategorizable and otherworldly slabs of wax to confound even the most obscuro-hound WFMU listeners. Even after several years of guest DJ sessions, we’ve barely scratched the surface of the fabulous motherlode of DIY recordings Tom has in the vaults; expect high grade entertainment, and of course, uploaded photos on the playlist page of the great cover art from the wax he brings.”
One we omitted in Part 1: RICHARD LANGSTON of GARAGE interviews Tom in July 2014: “Tom Lax grew up in rural Ohio, lives in Philadelphia, and is in love with a certain strain of dark, unsettling and raw music from Christchurch, New Zealand. So much so he releases it on the record label he started 25 years ago, Siltbreeze. Tom’s life in music is marked by many things but two in particular: seeing the band Pere Ubu as a 17 year old, and by a few boxes of records that arrived one day in the mid-80s in the record store where he worked in Philadelphia. The records were from New Zealand. It led him years later to release records by NZ bands many New Zealanders have never heard of – among them The Dead C, The Vacuum, Max Block, The Pin Group, Scorched Earth Policy, The Axemen, The Spies, Shoes This High, and The Dark Matter. Why? What’s up with this dude? He sat down for a chat with Richard Langston in one of his favourite bars in Philadelphia.”
 Photo by Richard Langston
"I had a Flying Nun catalogue, and at the very bottom was listed Xpressway items. There was the Xpressway Pile=Up cassette, a Dead C cassette, a This Kind Of Punishment cassette and a Wreck Small Speakers cassette. I thought, wow, this sounds great, but there was no information on how to order…and when you wrote Flying Nun you get this letter back saying you might want to write directly to Xpressway, but it would give no address."
YAK’UZ’Å, #6 1994 (cover)  DAVE MCGURGAN, Editor/Publisher
TOM LAX/MAC SUTHERLAND INTERVIEW by CHRIS RICE (PART 2 of 4)
PART 1 with tasty linx
In recognition of Tom Lax’s sixth or seventh visit to Brian Turner’sWFMU radio show on Tuesday 8/26/14, we launch a celebration ofSiltbreeze with what may be the earliest interview on record: Tom andMac Sutherland, 1994 style.
From the WFMU BT Express: Tuesday, 8/26/14, 3pm - 6pm: Guest DJ Tom Lax from Siltbreeze Records “Another great annual visit from Siltbreeze Records honcho Tom Lax, bringing yet more esoteric, uncategorizable and otherworldly slabs of wax to confound even the most obscuro-hound WFMU listeners. Even after several years of guest DJ sessions, we’ve barely scratched the surface of the fabulous motherlode of DIY recordings Tom has in the vaults; expect high grade entertainment, and of course, uploaded photos on the playlist page of the great cover art from the wax he brings.”
One we omitted in Part 1: RICHARD LANGSTON of GARAGE interviews Tom in July 2014: “Tom Lax grew up in rural Ohio, lives in Philadelphia, and is in love with a certain strain of dark, unsettling and raw music from Christchurch, New Zealand. So much so he releases it on the record label he started 25 years ago, Siltbreeze. Tom’s life in music is marked by many things but two in particular: seeing the band Pere Ubu as a 17 year old, and by a few boxes of records that arrived one day in the mid-80s in the record store where he worked in Philadelphia. The records were from New Zealand. It led him years later to release records by NZ bands many New Zealanders have never heard of – among them The Dead C, The Vacuum, Max Block, The Pin Group, Scorched Earth Policy, The Axemen, The Spies, Shoes This High, and The Dark Matter. Why? What’s up with this dude? He sat down for a chat with Richard Langston in one of his favourite bars in Philadelphia.”
 Photo by Richard Langston
"I had a Flying Nun catalogue, and at the very bottom was listed Xpressway items. There was the Xpressway Pile=Up cassette, a Dead C cassette, a This Kind Of Punishment cassette and a Wreck Small Speakers cassette. I thought, wow, this sounds great, but there was no information on how to order…and when you wrote Flying Nun you get this letter back saying you might want to write directly to Xpressway, but it would give no address."
YAK’UZ’Å, #6 1994 (cover)  DAVE MCGURGAN, Editor/Publisher
TOM LAX/MAC SUTHERLAND INTERVIEW by CHRIS RICE (PART 2 of 4)
PART 1 with tasty linx
In recognition of Tom Lax’s sixth or seventh visit to Brian Turner’sWFMU radio show on Tuesday 8/26/14, we launch a celebration ofSiltbreeze with what may be the earliest interview on record: Tom andMac Sutherland, 1994 style.
From the WFMU BT Express: Tuesday, 8/26/14, 3pm - 6pm: Guest DJ Tom Lax from Siltbreeze Records “Another great annual visit from Siltbreeze Records honcho Tom Lax, bringing yet more esoteric, uncategorizable and otherworldly slabs of wax to confound even the most obscuro-hound WFMU listeners. Even after several years of guest DJ sessions, we’ve barely scratched the surface of the fabulous motherlode of DIY recordings Tom has in the vaults; expect high grade entertainment, and of course, uploaded photos on the playlist page of the great cover art from the wax he brings.”
One we omitted in Part 1: RICHARD LANGSTON of GARAGE interviews Tom in July 2014: “Tom Lax grew up in rural Ohio, lives in Philadelphia, and is in love with a certain strain of dark, unsettling and raw music from Christchurch, New Zealand. So much so he releases it on the record label he started 25 years ago, Siltbreeze. Tom’s life in music is marked by many things but two in particular: seeing the band Pere Ubu as a 17 year old, and by a few boxes of records that arrived one day in the mid-80s in the record store where he worked in Philadelphia. The records were from New Zealand. It led him years later to release records by NZ bands many New Zealanders have never heard of – among them The Dead C, The Vacuum, Max Block, The Pin Group, Scorched Earth Policy, The Axemen, The Spies, Shoes This High, and The Dark Matter. Why? What’s up with this dude? He sat down for a chat with Richard Langston in one of his favourite bars in Philadelphia.”
 Photo by Richard Langston
"I had a Flying Nun catalogue, and at the very bottom was listed Xpressway items. There was the Xpressway Pile=Up cassette, a Dead C cassette, a This Kind Of Punishment cassette and a Wreck Small Speakers cassette. I thought, wow, this sounds great, but there was no information on how to order…and when you wrote Flying Nun you get this letter back saying you might want to write directly to Xpressway, but it would give no address."
YAK’UZ’Å, #6 1994 (cover)  DAVE MCGURGAN, Editor/Publisher
TOM LAX/MAC SUTHERLAND INTERVIEW by CHRIS RICE (PART 2 of 4)
PART 1 with tasty linx
In recognition of Tom Lax’s sixth or seventh visit to Brian Turner’sWFMU radio show on Tuesday 8/26/14, we launch a celebration ofSiltbreeze with what may be the earliest interview on record: Tom andMac Sutherland, 1994 style.
From the WFMU BT Express: Tuesday, 8/26/14, 3pm - 6pm: Guest DJ Tom Lax from Siltbreeze Records “Another great annual visit from Siltbreeze Records honcho Tom Lax, bringing yet more esoteric, uncategorizable and otherworldly slabs of wax to confound even the most obscuro-hound WFMU listeners. Even after several years of guest DJ sessions, we’ve barely scratched the surface of the fabulous motherlode of DIY recordings Tom has in the vaults; expect high grade entertainment, and of course, uploaded photos on the playlist page of the great cover art from the wax he brings.”
One we omitted in Part 1: RICHARD LANGSTON of GARAGE interviews Tom in July 2014: “Tom Lax grew up in rural Ohio, lives in Philadelphia, and is in love with a certain strain of dark, unsettling and raw music from Christchurch, New Zealand. So much so he releases it on the record label he started 25 years ago, Siltbreeze. Tom’s life in music is marked by many things but two in particular: seeing the band Pere Ubu as a 17 year old, and by a few boxes of records that arrived one day in the mid-80s in the record store where he worked in Philadelphia. The records were from New Zealand. It led him years later to release records by NZ bands many New Zealanders have never heard of – among them The Dead C, The Vacuum, Max Block, The Pin Group, Scorched Earth Policy, The Axemen, The Spies, Shoes This High, and The Dark Matter. Why? What’s up with this dude? He sat down for a chat with Richard Langston in one of his favourite bars in Philadelphia.”
 Photo by Richard Langston
"I had a Flying Nun catalogue, and at the very bottom was listed Xpressway items. There was the Xpressway Pile=Up cassette, a Dead C cassette, a This Kind Of Punishment cassette and a Wreck Small Speakers cassette. I thought, wow, this sounds great, but there was no information on how to order…and when you wrote Flying Nun you get this letter back saying you might want to write directly to Xpressway, but it would give no address."
YAK’UZ’Å, #6 1994 (cover)  DAVE MCGURGAN, Editor/Publisher
TOM LAX/MAC SUTHERLAND INTERVIEW by CHRIS RICE (PART 2 of 4)
PART 1 with tasty linx
In recognition of Tom Lax’s sixth or seventh visit to Brian Turner’sWFMU radio show on Tuesday 8/26/14, we launch a celebration ofSiltbreeze with what may be the earliest interview on record: Tom andMac Sutherland, 1994 style.
From the WFMU BT Express: Tuesday, 8/26/14, 3pm - 6pm: Guest DJ Tom Lax from Siltbreeze Records “Another great annual visit from Siltbreeze Records honcho Tom Lax, bringing yet more esoteric, uncategorizable and otherworldly slabs of wax to confound even the most obscuro-hound WFMU listeners. Even after several years of guest DJ sessions, we’ve barely scratched the surface of the fabulous motherlode of DIY recordings Tom has in the vaults; expect high grade entertainment, and of course, uploaded photos on the playlist page of the great cover art from the wax he brings.”
One we omitted in Part 1: RICHARD LANGSTON of GARAGE interviews Tom in July 2014: “Tom Lax grew up in rural Ohio, lives in Philadelphia, and is in love with a certain strain of dark, unsettling and raw music from Christchurch, New Zealand. So much so he releases it on the record label he started 25 years ago, Siltbreeze. Tom’s life in music is marked by many things but two in particular: seeing the band Pere Ubu as a 17 year old, and by a few boxes of records that arrived one day in the mid-80s in the record store where he worked in Philadelphia. The records were from New Zealand. It led him years later to release records by NZ bands many New Zealanders have never heard of – among them The Dead C, The Vacuum, Max Block, The Pin Group, Scorched Earth Policy, The Axemen, The Spies, Shoes This High, and The Dark Matter. Why? What’s up with this dude? He sat down for a chat with Richard Langston in one of his favourite bars in Philadelphia.”
 Photo by Richard Langston

"I had a Flying Nun catalogue, and at the very bottom was listed Xpressway items. There was the Xpressway Pile=Up cassette, a Dead C cassette, a This Kind Of Punishment cassette and a Wreck Small Speakers cassette. I thought, wow, this sounds great, but there was no information on how to order…and when you wrote Flying Nun you get this letter back saying you might want to write directly to Xpressway, but it would give no address."

YAK’UZ’Å, #6 1994 (cover)  DAVE MCGURGAN, Editor/Publisher

TOM LAX/MAC SUTHERLAND INTERVIEW by CHRIS RICE (PART 2 of 4)

  • In recognition of Tom Lax’s sixth or seventh visit to Brian Turner’sWFMU radio show on Tuesday 8/26/14, we launch a celebration ofSiltbreeze with what may be the earliest interview on record: Tom andMac Sutherland, 1994 style.
  • One we omitted in Part 1: RICHARD LANGSTON of GARAGE interviews Tom in July 2014:Tom Lax grew up in rural Ohio, lives in Philadelphia, and is in love with a certain strain of dark, unsettling and raw music from Christchurch, New Zealand. So much so he releases it on the record label he started 25 years ago, Siltbreeze. Tom’s life in music is marked by many things but two in particular: seeing the band Pere Ubu as a 17 year old, and by a few boxes of records that arrived one day in the mid-80s in the record store where he worked in Philadelphia. The records were from New Zealand. It led him years later to release records by NZ bands many New Zealanders have never heard of – among them The Dead C, The Vacuum, Max Block, The Pin Group, Scorched Earth Policy, The Axemen, The Spies, Shoes This High, and The Dark Matter. Why? What’s up with this dude? He sat down for a chat with Richard Langston in one of his favourite bars in Philadelphia.”
  •  Photo by Richard Langston