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08 January 2007
l-t-(f)-r 001: cursillistas' les biches update - SOLD OUT ***the first l'animaux tryst release, cursillistas' les biches, is sold out at the label. it will be available as a distribution item through time-lag records and tomentosa records soon, and available as a 5"cdr on paha porvari records in late february*** 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 02. dirt.palm.line 03. toy tone yr. death 04. bag of feathers 05. aphra bones 001b - les biches 3"cdr 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. sold out 001c - les biches cassette 26-min. cassette: hand-painted and hand-stamped white cassette. packaging: clear plastic case covered with dirt and a white feather. insert: hand-written and hand-lettered a-z on semi-transparent paper, with gold flower design. edition: limited, 26 copies (a-z). sold out