08/06/2017 - new release :) 

 

5-TRACK
"TRIO"

 

These three songs (& a few fun covers) were recorded in the basement of Widdershins House, Maple Leaf, Seattle, in June of 2014. Sheridan Riley played the drums, 5-Track played the guitar & sang. Ian McKagan set up the mics & ran the multitracklaptop rig. 

Gradually but gradually, 5-Track selected three takes, made minor edits, rerecorded sombunall vocals, added additional guitars & bass & maybe other things, mixed, mastered, designed artwork, & three years later here you go. These things take time.

Take it out to lunch, that is.

Includes a whimsical love poem ("Albright & Kalm"), a sociopolitical tirade ("Snowjob", for Edward), & an elegy ("Glass Bottom Guitar", for Lou).


It came out beautiful. Enjoy!



07/02/2017 - new release :)

 

GORPLORD & Micheal Beggs
"Hootenanny!"

 

What's to be said about GORPLORD that hasn't been said already a thousand times before?

(Lots.)

GORPLORD is a NYC-based band 'led' by bassist Evan Strauss. Their music is, so nearly as anyone can discern, entirely improvisational. Their influences approximate the present moment. Featuring the strong;y unenfolding keys of Jesse Fried & the ever-rotational percussivation of Nate Repasz—& on this recording the elk-lost-in-a-dust-storm trumpet stylings of the inimitable Michael Beggs.

GORPLORD is taking the storm by country, NYC first on the shopping block. Get yours while they blast!



2/24/2017 - new release :)

 

ASTROL WATERS

 

Here's some excellent groovy improv (acid-rap? they've called it that) from Seattle's own ASTROL WATERS.

Ty "Keenen Magik" Berry leads the group through subterranean spelunkiness with spontaneous poetrymotion. His Very Brandon Herzberg-ion sets an ambient sparkle of holy flat-string SG. 5-Track pierces the eye of the sky on the sharp end of still six more strings even. Andrew Woods basses the bass in this case, & James Patrick Lenon drums the drums. Both are pure fantasy. You're gone & you haven't yet arrived.



01/30/2017 - new release :)

 

Glowpeople
"PLAYTIME"

 

This is the FINAL ALBUM from the amazing GLOWPEOPLE. Sad, but true.

This is the FIRST LIVE ALBUM from the amazing GLOWPEOPLE. Rejoice!

Each of their excellent studio albums—THINGS, HAPPEN, FOREVER UNTIL...—delved deeper ever deeper into the psychic celestial murk that is & was Glowpeople's loveliness.

PLAYTIME, on the other hand, adds a new layer of frosting to this dosed cake. Frisky, adventurous, pushing time, riding the ragged edge of disaster, tinkering forever with chance. An exquisite first/last look at a fresh perspective on a terrific band doing what they do best: playing.



12/21/2016 - new release :)

 

MORNING GLORY REVIVAL

 

At long last, the debut full-length studio recording from MORNING GLORY REVIVAL!

This self-titled CD was recorded by Jack Endino at Seattle's exquisite Soundhouse in Ballard. It sounds & feels like the Seattle you remember.

Morning Glory Revival is not a grunge band or a freejazz band. They play rocknroll in a classic 70s style, with the addition of 20-something indie-rock awareness.

Led by co-singer/songwriter/lead-guitarists Woody Frank & Ian McKagan, MGR has been melting minds at house parties & Seattle venues for five years now, but it's hard to believe it hasn't been twice that long.



10/06/2016 - new release!

 

5-Track
"second slearp"

 

MORE acoustic guitar breath music. Just the exhales this time.

User feedback suggests this one's better for meditation than actual sleep. But I don't know, I like it. The soundtrack to your bodhisattvation.

YOU WERE ASLEARP. NOW YOU'RE AWAKE. THERE'S WORK TO DO.



08/08/2016 - new release :)

 

GLOWPEOPLE
"Forever, Until"

 

 "...different - a moody little so-and-so but one that still finds room for the happy gene ingredients of slacker reggae and elasticated rhythms suggestive of light jazz in among some very dense beats indeed.  The loping skank of ‘Forever’ sounds like it’s brushed up against some particularly strong and sticky skunk plants...  Quirky little devil this one...  Another one for the heads more than the bodies. 

"Ambient dubscapes, sir? Don’t mind if I do. Pass the album cover to the left hand side and all that. A soundtrack to your lazy summer nights." ~ Ian Fraser, Terrascope Online



06/21/2016 - new release!  happy solstice!

 

THE WALKING FACES
"The Invisible Planet"

 

The Walking Faces - The Invisible Planet

 

rocknroll bardo from The Walking Faces of Seattle, WA

On the planet of the blind, the one-eyed man is invisible

 

"A tree grows beside a great road. Centuries pass, to be followed one day by two smiling children who lead a bright, spoon-colored bird, upon whose twinkling and satiny foot vast congeries of faces are painted." ~ Kenneth Patchen, Aflame & Afun With Walking Faces

"The Walking Faces [is] a two piece combo featuring 5-Track (guitarbass, vocs) and Patrick Lenon (drums)...  Angular guitar riffs and melodic vocal lines jostle for position, the music inventive and engaging..."
~ Terrascopic Rumbles

"There should be an illustration of 5-Track next to the word 'guitarist' in the dictionary!" ~ Drew Denny (L.A. Record)

The Invisible Planet slipped through from another world bearing fables of floods & fire-rats & endless highways & birth & death & alien abduction & fortune telling gone awry.  Use it to melt your self down til the Heart Of Gold lands & normality is restored.  Whatever that turns out to be anyway.  Recorded by Mark Wheaton & 5-Track in Echo Park, CA, & mastered in Seattle by Jack Endino (Groundhogs, Grannies, No WTO Combo, Kultur Shock).

The Walking Faces wants you to dance while your head explodes.

Best known for psychedelic guitar improv excursions, 5-Track also plays bass with Peg & MKB Ultra, guitar with Glass Goblins and the Argan Band, & has worked with Amanda Jo Williams & a bazillion other folks in between releasing his own collections of improvs/rocknroll songs/all-the-above.

Patrick Lenon has released several cassettes of instrumental grooves & has drummed for Ghanian xylophonist SK Kakraba & for Seattle's Moroccan/CosmicAmerican Argan Band (among other musically-globe-spanning projects).

 



04/23/2016 - new release!

 

"Live Nudes"

 

Electric porch jams have traveled in time from 1999.

Includes bonus remix disc, Nude Lives.



01/10/2016 - new release!

 

5-Track
"slearp"

 

Acoustic guitar breath music.

The soundtrack to your nap.



 

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