15 December 2006

shipping notice: no l'animaux tryst merchandise will be shipped until january 6, 2007, in order to avoid the holiday postal clusterrush. please feel free to contact lanimaux@gmail.com to reserve your copy of cursillistas' les biches in the meantime... l-t-(f)-r 001b = 3"cdr (limited edition of 40) l-t-(f)-r 001c = 26-min cassette (limited edition of 26) coming soon thereafter: l-t-(f)-r 002b & 002c: bird microphone and cursillistas' paper mines split 2x3"cdr & cassette sound experiments and song fragments woven through the american folk tradition. haunting, unsettling, and beautifully melancholy songs about wooden hands and crows in the garden. bird microphone and cursillistas each take a disc/side. 2x3"cdr in limited edition of 47, cassette in limited edition of 26. l-t-(f)-r 003c: if a tree falls in a forest, can we record it? cassette compilation of maine underground/avant/noise/folk musicians, including crank sturgeon, id m theft able, drona parva, visitations, cursillistas, nancy scott, bird microphone, bad bus, and more and more. 5"cdr available through avant garde farm records right now. cassette in limited edition of 26.

06 December 2006

FIRST LT(F)R RELEASE pre-order now: december 12. 2006 l-t-(f)-r 001:cursillistas' les biches in which--that is to say, therein--cursillistas performs five songs of varying lengths and degrees, all vaguely within the realm of psychedelic lo-fi folk rumbles, but with more electricity than ever before. the a-side begins with an epic build, layers upon layers of electric guitars, vocals, distorted percussion, indian flute, horns and feedback drones, which drops out at its most intense to reveal the quiet echoing guitar strum and broken-microphone vocals of the gentle "dirt.palm.line". the bee side features rudimentary use of a nine-note toy xylophone throughout, beginning with an experiment relying solely on the xylophone itself to create its dense toy tone trance. the langley schools celebration sounds of "bag of feathers" follows, with amateur-choir vocal layers claiming pre-eminence over the trumpet call. the album closes with more layered vocals and a focus on xylophone and reverse guitar, gently leading the raft of sea tones to the coastline of does. running time: 23:35 tracks: 01. the snake and the motor listen 02. dirt.palm.line 03. toy tone yr. death 04. bag of feathers listen 05. aphra bones listen 001b - les biches 3"cdr - $9 3"cdr: hand-painted white cd face and hand-stamped black lettering. packaging: hand-drawn ink and hand-painted front on brown bag paper. back is homemade white paper (with brown paper and plant materials mixed in), hand-painted, hand-stamped, and hand-drawn, numbered 1-40. the two sides are hand-sewn together with thread, closing with a simple thread-and-button mechanism. insert: hand-written liner notes, hand-numbered 1-40 on semi-transparent paper, with gold flower design. edition: limited, 40 copies. 001c - les biches cassette - $6 26-min. cassette: hand-painted and hand-stamped white cassette. packaging: clear plastic case covered with dirt and a white feather. stenciled black paint title and hand-lettered a-z. insert: hand-written and hand-lettered a-z on semi-transparent paper, with gold flower design. edition: limited, 26 copies (a-z). TO PRE-ORDER: email lanimaux@gmail.com with your name and address and we'll set aside a copy for you. no single orders of more than three copies (per format) please. you'll be contacted soon thereafter with ordering instructions. NOTE: paha porvari records is releasing a 5"cdr version of les biches in early 2007! NOTE2: time-lag records will be carrying les biches as a distribution item! international orders are encouraged to go through time-lag's catalog. PRICES INCLUDE SHIPPING TO U.S. ADDRESS. EMAIL ANY QUESTIONS TO lanimaux@gmail.com.

05 October 2006

introducing: l'animaux tryst (field) recordings l'animaux tryst is an independent record label based out of portland, maine, dealing primarily in 3"cdrs and cassettes. the packaging of the releases focuses on handmade art, and the recordings themselves are of a lo-fi, home-recorded quality. in every aspect, the "things hands make" are preferred to the "things machines make," which results in a product straight from the artist to the listener with minimal outside mediation. because of the handmade nature of the releases, l'animaux tryst albums are released in extremely limited quantities. whenever possible, they are distributed in small numbers through some mail-order distribution catalogs, primarily time-lag records. to subscribe to the l'animaux tryst mailing list, to receive periodic email updates on upcoming and currently available releases, please send an email to lanimaux@gmail.com with your name and email address. any questions or comments about the label can be directed to the same address. send postal correspondence (demonstrations, propositions, etc.) to: matthew lajoie l'animaux tryst (field) recordings 131 chadwick st. apt.56 portland, me 04102