25 June 2007

update: tempera and lightning strike lightning sold out! all copies of the tempera cassette are gone from the label, as are the lightning strike lightning cdrs. try tomentosa records or time-lag records, or contact the bands directly from their myspace pages, since they still have a few copies kicking around. so to recap, the only item still available is the 3"cdr version of barry burst's gora. till soon, matt

14 June 2007

update: barry burst's gora 5"cdr sold out! sorry to have to update so soon after the initial announcement, but the barry burst gora 5"cdr is already sold out. there are still copies of the 3"cdr version available, though. and we're down to the last 4 or 5 copies of both the tempera cassette and the lightning strike lightning cdr, so email lanimaux (at) gmail (dot) com FAST if you're interested in reserving a copy.

04 June 2007

now available: new releases from l'animaux tryst:

l-t-(f)-r 005: barry burst's gora
l-t-(f)-r 007: tempera's 4.7.06 / 4.16.06
l-t-(f)-r 008: lightning strike lightning's turn myself into the ocean

005: barry burst's gora

in which portland's psych-rock hero takes a pilgrimage to the metaphysical india of his mind and emerges with some of the most beautifully melodic sitar-and-flute-led acid folk tunes this side of satanic majesties. raga, jazz, folk, and psychedelic rock all inform these four glorious tracks, with plenty of heady instrumental drone jams to balance out the hooks. a document of a cold winter--despite tiger claws that tear bodies to reverent ribbons--with every countless instrument played and recorded by the man himself.

running time: approx. 21 min.

01. when the bird flies
02. ke bavajud janata
03. for alice
04. anja sajan anja

005 - gora cdr - $8
cdr: hand-titled white-top cdr
packaging: handmade indian straw paper, watercolored with xerox transfer on the front, hand-written tracklist and title on the back, hand-numbered 1-40.
insert: a one-of-a-kind polaroid photograph taken by barry burst, hand-numbered 1-40.
edition: limited, 40 copies.

005b - gora 3"cdr - $8
3"cdr: white-top cdr
packaging: handmade indian straw paper turned into a tri-fold envelope, watercolored with xerox transfer on the front, hand-written tracklist and title on the back, hand-numbered 1-35. held closed by a small piece of tan velcro and bound with a very thin piece of orange thread.
insert: a one-of-a-kind cropped polaroid photograph taken by barry burst, hand-numbered 1-35. disc is held in a hand-drawn vinyl pouch, adhered to the middle square.
edition: limited, 35 copies.

007: tempera's 4.7.06 / 4.13.06

in which pastoral acoustic instruments fraternize with primal drums and aetherial mantra-vocals to create some mind-blowing improvised sonic excursions. therein two extended organic jams see the band on a folkier wavelength than their more recent recordings and live shows suggest, sounding as one might expect them to operate amidst a power-outage. the first side consists of acoustic guitar strum, looped echo vocals and banshee yelps, bells, and subtle percussion, creating a sparse woodland wonderland. the bee side finds the band working in a more dense magnetic field, echoes of voices and guitars trapped in a chain of effects pedals, with incessant beats breaking through the ambience.

running time: approx. 44 min.

side a: 4.7.06
side b: 4.13.06

007c - 4.7.06 / 4.13.06 cassette - $6
45-min cassette: ruby red cassette, with title handwritten in white ink.
packaging: full-color photograph printed on cardstock, folded in the middle and stitched up the sides with two different colors of thread.
insert: black-and-white printed liner notes on white paper.
edition: limited, 40 copies.

008: lightning strike lightning's turn myself into the ocean

in which the ghosts in your attic, after leafing through your boxes of can and nnck albums, decide to pick up your broken instruments and make their own music. songs overflow with more sonic ingredients than the recorded medium can hold; guitar overdrive spilling all over banjo riffs, exponential layers of wordless vocals smothering the pristine marxophone, and rumbling percussion dousing the fattest basslines. all is permeated by a warm layer of cathedral reverb and cavern echo, pointing out the space in even the most dense and cluttered compositions. 11 tracks, 40 minutes, and over a year in the making.

running time: approx. 40 minutes

01. present joys
02. let us now praise
03. torches
04. haunt (hands)
05. two havens
06. wolf lamb lion
07. aroostook
08. (climb to me)
09. turn myself into the ocean
10. headlands backwoods
11. fortress

008 - turn myself into the ocean cdr - $10
cdr: white-top cdr with almost-invisible hand-written title in white ink.
packaging: textured brown cardstock, with full-color printed photograph and hand-written title in white ink on the front, hand-numbered 1-40 on the back, and hand-written tracklist on the inside.
edition: limited, 40 copies.

NOTE: the turn myself into the ocean extremely limited double-3" cdr package is delayed, but will hopefully be available sometime in july.

send an email to lanimaux (at) gmail (dot) com with your name and location. no single orders of more than three copies per format per title, please. price includes shipping to US, email for price quote worldwide. you will be contacted with payment instructions when the product is ready to ship.

NOTE: as always, these titles will be available in a limited number through time-lag records as a distribution item.