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slipping from Stars forsaken in little Nightleaves

the Chain untaut sings against the sky

and the Stars black-fleshed will take the Soil


schlupf auf Sternen verlassen in kleinen Nachtlaub

der Kette unstraff singt gegen den Himmel

und die Sternen düsterkonkretisiert wird die Erdreich nehmen


Troy Schafer
Val Dorr

text and translation by Val Dorr


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Conjuror – Left Hand Path Of The Conjuror

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Recording in solitude for years, the Conjuror finally emerges from the charnel grounds of Madison, Wisconsin with six pieces of deep droning metamusik alchemy constructed for total sonic trance immersion.

Recorded 2011-2013
Ian Adcock- Synthesizer, Keyboards



Rain Drinkers – Urthen Web

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We are proud to reissue the well received 2011 release, Urthen Web. Dani Schafer‘s  design for the original cassette tape has been reworked to a dimension that holds this 4.7″ CDR. With a standard white disc in poly sleeve, the simple manner of presentation is cohesive with the band’s highly sought after series issued via Reverb Worship.

As the mighty Brave Mysteries stated, “Rain Drinkers is the duo of Wisconsinites Joe Taylor and Xavier Kraal, creating evocative chamber music that flows through a wide range of contrasting movements with a cinematic ease. From spaghetti western-esque horn arrangements through hypnotic electric piano dirges overcome by adept hand drumming and delivered unto comforting cosmic resolve. Moments bring to mind an ecstatic yet equally patient take on the early Popol Vuh albums, but radically dynamic and steeped in a wide variety of organic atmospherics and fidelity. Another kindred vision is a specifically northern and wintry rendering of the soundtrack to Jodorowsky’s “El Topo”. Unknown to majority of the sonic voyager scene in the midwest, for the last two years these isolated mystery men have conjured and realized an inspiring new world of spiritist sound and we are proud to present this document as a small window into their astounding pocket of the universe.”

Take note that the original 100 cassettes sold out quickly. This hand numbered CDR edition is exactly half that size.

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Jivas – Rats In The Organ

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Manipulating electric signals as a performative event, dronescape duo Jivas once again dive deep into their unique brand of textural storytelling. This document is a sonic remembrance of the lives and deaths of rodents nesting inside an organ within the home of said performers.


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Jacob Zeldin
Joel Shanahan

Madison Wisconsin

Sonny Blood – Old Penokee (Whiskey In My Water)

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Mystery man Sonny Blood has been inspiring a world of free jams and outsider sound collages since the cows went over the hill. Here, he humbly takes our hand, leading us down a pathway of the heart. Listen. Learn. Yearn. Run river, run. Released on the summer solstice of 2013.


Sonny Blood
Madison Wisconsin

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Spiral Joy Band – Live at the Milwaukee Noise Festival 9.22.11

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On the twenty second day of the ninth month of the two thousand twelfth year, the sixth annual Milwaukee Noise Festival hosted a blistering performance by two of three members of the Old Northwestern sect. of the ever prolific Spiral Joy Band.

Troy Schafer – amplified viola
Patrick Best – amplified viola
Jupiter Junior

with tenderest love and deep appreciation to Mikel Dimmick

Milwaukee Wisconsin
released in 2013




Taigheirm – II

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Xavier Kraal
Ian Addcock
Jerry McDougal

mastered by Nathaniel Ritter

Ian Adcock of Second Family Band and Xavier Kraal of Rain Drinkers reunite to inspire and document a second drunken illusion of grandeur, this time on moonlit waters of the Wisconsin river and home to legendary horror novelist August Derleth. They are joined by bass guitarist and tube amp guru Jerry McDougal to open a 22 minute portal leading no one anywhere but therein another.

Village of Prairie Du Sac, WI