CD / Northern Spy / 2013-11-12Tracks: Harmonie Du Soir; Harmonie de Pontarlier: The Dream of Rhonabwy; Drastic Classicism Revisited
Artists: Rhys Chatham
Recording information: Poptones Studio; Studio Dinemec, Gland, Switzerland; Studios Campus, Paris, France; The Rumpus Room, Brooklyn, NY....continue...
CD / Northern Spy / 2013-10-29Tracks: Open
Artists: The Necks
Recording information: Studios 301, Alexandria....continue...
CD / Northern Spy / 2013-10-29Tracks: Fightin' Side of Me; Old Man From the Mountain; Mama Tried; I Take a Lot of Pride In What I Am; Bob Wills Medley; Listening To the Wind; Stay Here and Drink; If Someday We Look Back Through December;...
Artists: Bryan and the Haggards
Personnel: Jon Lundbom (vocals, guitar, banjo); Bryan Murray (vocals, ocarina, recorder, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone); Danny Fischer (vocals, drums); Moppa Elliott (vocals); Jon Irabagon (penny...continue...
CD / Northern Spy / 2013-10-01Tracks: Mon Oncle - (with Gary Lucas); Monsieur Holot's Holiday - (with Gary Lucas); Casino Royale - (with Gary Lucas); Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The - (with Gary Lucas); Bali Ha'i [From South Pacific] -...
Artists: Gary Lucas (Guitar)
Personnel: Gary Lucas (guitar).
Liner Note Author: Richard Porton.
Recording information: Loho Studios, NYC (2009); Sound Dimensions, NYC (2009); The Maid's Room, NYC (2009); The World F...continue...
CD / Northern Spy / 2013-09-17Artists: Megafaun/Arnold Dreyblatt
CD / Northern Spy / 2013-09-03Tracks: Slide Guitar Improvisation in a Blues Style; Slide Guitar Improvisation in a Noise Style; By the Haw; Spirit Signal; Through the Fog; Miró
Artists: Jenks Miller
Lyricist: Jenks Miller.
Recording information: Pittsboro, NC; The Chateau, Chapel Hill, NC....continue...
CD / Northern Spy / 2013-06-25Tracks: Beyond; Battle Funk; Raag Mon; New Millenium Prayer
Artists: Nymph (Brooklyn)
Personnel: Eri Shoji (vocals, shaker, percussion, bells); Jim McHugh (acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Matty McDermott (electric guitar, Farfisa); Jeff Tobias (alto saxophone); Dyland Angell (trumpe...continue...
CD / Northern Spy / 2013-05-28Tracks: Hover; Ayler Children; Citizen Rose; Test-Sunday; Amsterdam/Frames; Gromek; Wrestling; May Be Home
Artists: Black Host
Personnel: Brandon Seabrook (guitar); Darius Jones (alto saxophone); Cooper Moore (piano, synthesizer); Gerald Cleaver (drums).
Audio Mixer: Bryce Goggin.
Recording information: Trout Re...continue...
CD / Northern Spy / 2013-04-30Tracks: Lies My Body Told Me; Your Turn; Masters of the Internet; Ritual Slaughter; Avanti Populo; Ain't Gonna Let Them Turn Us Round; Bread and Roses; Prayer; Mr. Pants Goes to Hollywood; Kid Is Back!, The;...
Artists: Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog
Personnel: Marc Ribot (vocals, guitar, guitars); Ches Smith (vocals, drums, percussion, electronics); Shahzad Ismaily (vocals); Dan Willis (oboe).
Audio Mixer: Greg Saunier.
CD / Northern Spy / 2013-04-30Tracks: Grain, Pt. 1; Grain, Pt. 2
Artists: Zs (Brooklyn Group)
Photographer: Alexander Perrelli....continue...
CD / Northern Spy / 2013-03-19Tracks: 1600 Dolla Bill; This Song is a Drug Deal; A.I.D.S. Sucks, Make Money; New Jersey; Warlock; End of the World, The
Artists: Foot Village
Audio Mixer: Jonathan Deutsche.
Recording information: Bristol.
Photographer: Dalton Blanco....continue...
CD / Northern Spy / 2013-03-19Tracks: Meet Me; Our Lady of Sound; Grown Woman; Like Your Black Hair; Flow My Tears; Them Bones; Thin Veil
Artists: Seaven Teares
Personnel: Robbie Lee (vocals, guitars, recorder, portative organ, synthesizer); Charlie Looker (vocals, guitars, synthesizer); Amirtha Kidambi (vocals, harmonium); Russell Greenberg (percussion).
1 CD / Northern Spy / 2012-11-13Tracks: My Skin Is a Membrane; Belle Dame Sans Merci, La; Come with Me; [Untitled]; Come On, Come On; Shenandoah; Just Find Your Shoes; I Wish I Didn't Dream; I Didn't Know; Gotta Work; Still Bound; It Will ...
Artists: Loren Connors/Suzanne Langille
Personnel: Loren Connors (guitar); Suzanne Langille (vocals).
Liner Note Author: Suzanne Langille.
Recording information: Seizures Palace.
When Loren Connors released Red Mars in ...continue...
1 CD / Northern Spy / 2012-11-13Tracks: Place To Start, A; Padded Shadows; Willow Shiver; Perfume Screech; Unspeakable Damage; First Dart; Second Dart; Third Dart; Fourth Dart; Egg
Artists: John Butcher (Jazz)
Audio Mixer: John Butcher .
Recording information: Issue Project Room, Brooklyn, NY (04/14/2010); Richmond Hall, Houston, TX (04/14/2010); Issue Project Room, Brooklyn, NY (11/07/2011); Richmon...continue...
1 CD / Northern Spy / 2012-10-09Tracks: To Into; Keeper; Told Ya; Jealous; Forty One; Mendo Blues; Greenpoint; Always Be; Naked Angel; Out Peace; Long Nut; No Bridge
Artists: Colin L. Orchestra
Audio Mixers: Eli Winograd; Max Hodes.
Recording information: Java St.; Python Patrol; Queens; Shea Stadium; St. Cecilia's.
Editor: Max Hodes.
Photographer: Jack Ritchey.
CD / Northern Spy / 2012-09-11Tracks: S.P. 1; Night Comes In; S.P. 2; All the Clocks; S.P. 3/The Old Future; S.P. 4; I Have Known the Emptiness; S.P. 5; Dark Age Tail Spin; S.P. 6; Waves; S.P. 7; No End
Artists: Dan Melchior
Recording information: Tiger God Ink , Durham, NC.
The continuing output of Dan Melchior demonstrates that the English emigre's natural state of creation might simply be that of creation full-s...continue...
4 CD / Northern Spy / 2012-09-11Tracks: Retrace a Walk; Slalom; Olympics; Mimesis; Zs; Bump; Karate; [Untitled]; Glyphs; Play; In My Dream I Shot a Monk; Magnet; Four Systems [Tzadik Edit]; Four Systems [Complete Version]; Arms; Retrace A ...
Artists: Zs (Brooklyn Group)
Liner Note Author: Trevor Hunter....continue...
CD / Northern Spy / 2012-08-14Tracks: Kill the Self That Wants to Kill Yourself; Defile the Style; Transference Trance; Three Things; Becoming a New Object; Confusion Wisdom; Adamantine; Kill the Self That Wants to Kill Yourself (Reprise)
Artists: Diamond Terrifier
Recording information: 05/2012.
The debut of this particular solo project -- in this case of Zs member Sam Hillmer -- appears on first blush to be aiming at disruptiveness more than anything el...continue...
CD / Northern Spy / 2012-07-10Tracks: First 10 Min of Cocksucker Blues, The; Downs and Ups; Boston St Lullaby No. 2; East Kensington Run Down; Boston St Lullaby No. 1
Artists: Chris Forsyth
CD / Northern Spy / 2012-06-12Tracks: Best, The; IE; ---------ooooooooooo; Aphonia; ....7....; WO
Personnel: Clara Hunter (vocals, guitar); Amy Cimini (viola); Peachy (keyboards); Matt Marlin (drums).
Audio Mixer: Matt Mehlan.
Recording information: St. Cecilla's; Ze Doocherle....continue...
1 CD / Northern Spy / 2012-05-08Tracks: Monolithic Insanity; Dream of a Democracy of Goods, The; Feast of the Meal Replacement Bars, The; Dream of Abundance, The; Fireproof House For $5000, A; Dream of Novelty, The; Arches of Gold; Dream o...
Artists: The Home of Easy Credit
Personnel: Lousie Dam Eckardt Jensen (vocals, flute, alto saxophone, electronics); Tom Blancarte (upright bass).
Audio Mixer: Colin Marston.
Recording information: Menegroth, The Thousan...continue...
1 CD / Northern Spy / 2012-04-10Tracks: No Dreams Tonight; Righteous Seed; Discipline for Edwin; Little One; First Song; Blinded Beast; Ten Year Teardrop
Artists: Extra Life
Personnel: Charlie Looker (vocals, acoustic guitar, synthesizer); Caley Monahon-Ward (electric guitar, violin, synthesizer, electronics, background vocals); Nick Podgurski (synthesizer, drums, electro...continue...
1 CD / Northern Spy / 2012-03-13Tracks: Winds and Sweeping Pines; It's Alright; Castle in Your Heart; Age of Energy
Artists: Chicago Underground Duo
Personnel: Rob Mazurek (vocals, cornet, electronics); Chad Taylor (drums, drum machine, electronics).
Audio Mixer: Todd Carter.
Recording information: Bel_Air Studios (12/06/2010/06/30/2...continue...
1 CD / Northern Spy / 2012-03-13Tracks: Luminous Skull; Dark Report; Rpr; Natural Systems; Negative Reversal; Dstl Sgnl
Personnel: Mark William Pearson, Jason Sidney Sanford (vocals, guitar); Kevin Micka (organ, drums, electronics).
Audio Mixer: Neptune.
Recording information: The Barwick.
1 CD / Northern Spy / 2012-02-14Tracks: Compassion, Pt. 1; Compassion, Pt. 2; Glory & Jesus; Streets; March of April; Doxology; Tribulations
Artists: Charles Gayle Trio
All About Jazz - Jerry D'Souza
The cover of Streets shows saxophonist Charles Gayle in his titular clown persona, the look on his face conveying a...continue...
Personnel: Charles Gayle (tenor saxophone); Michael T.A. Thompson (drums).
Recording information: Seizures Palace Recording (05/2011).
The sad clown image of Charles Gayle that adorns th...continue...
1 CD / Northern Spy / 2012-02-14Tracks: I Wanna Be Your Dogstar; Laughing City; Night Shift; My Wife; Shadow on the Stone; Dying City; We Called Her Slow Snow; States, The; In the Bag; Love in an Evil World
Artists: Donovan Quinn
Personnel: Donovan Quinn (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Eric Amerman (guitar); Michael Carreira (drums).
Liner Note Authors: Elisa Ambrogio; Elisa Amrogio; Ben Chasny.
Photographer: Jason ...continue...
1 CD / Northern Spy / 2011-11-08Tracks: Hubble's Hubble; Nude Ghost - (featuring Matt Papich/Joe Williams/John Leland); Glass Napkin
Ben Greenberg, aka Hubble, seems to have the right sense of humor, in that 2012's Hubble Drums has barely anything like beats on it. (Though not completely absent, as there's some kicking around deep ...continue...
1 CD / Northern Spy / 2011-10-11Tracks: #35; Cash Mattress; Triple Your Money; Canine Spaces; Collection Plate; #36; Rest From Breathing; #37
Audio Mixers: Seth Manchester; Keith Souza; Neptune.
Recording information: Machines With Magnets, Pawtucket, RI.
Photographer: Katharine Fisk Schields....continue...
1 CD / Northern Spy / 2011-09-13Tracks: Millie's Not Afraid; Blue Ghost Blues; Grip My Hand; Thomas Paine; Hard Roads
Artists: Haunted House
Personnel: Suzanne Langille (vocals); Andrew Burnes, Loren Connors (guitar); Neel Murgai (kanjira, daf).
Liner Note Author: Kurt Gottschalk.
Recording information: Seizures Palace, Brook...continue...
1 CD / Northern Spy / 2011-09-13Tracks: Summer in Siberia; Forest of Tin, The; Squalor on Sunday; Catbird; Deep Fried Circuits; I Saw the Ghost of Peter Cook; Poison Pete's Holiday; English Shame; Crow Radio #2; Drama Queens on Prozac; Gno...
Artists: Dan Melchior/Das Menace
Recording information: Tigergod Ink!, Durham, NC (2009).
Dan Melchior was lo-fi way back when it was still a descriptive phrase and not a genre, and though he's done time working with Billy Chi...continue...
1 CD / Northern Spy / 2011-07-12Tracks: Mid-Evil; XYX
Artists: The Spanish Donkey
Personnel: Joe Morris (guitar); Jamie Saft (mini-Moog synthesizer, bass guitar); Mike Pride (drums, percussion).
Audio Mixer: Jamie Saft.
Liner Note Author: Kurt Gottshalk.
1 CD / Northern Spy / 2011-06-14Tracks: Eyes of Jewels, Mirrored Bodies; Leaf in a Whirlwind; Eyes on a Cabbage Head; Wake Up Crazy; Let the Good Work Go On; Let the Good Work Go On
Artists: Eleven Twenty-Nine
Personnel: Marc Orleans, Tom Carter .
Recording information: Black Dirt Studios....continue...
1 CD / Northern Spy / 2011-05-10Tracks: You Need Sleep; Beer Can; Descaped; Numbers Hall; Hold Tite; Best Thing; Smoking; Paradise; Nothing To Say; Keep One Tree; Need To Know; Socialite; Surrounded By Love; Doom; Dreams My Only Friend; Lo...
Artists: Colin L. Orchestra
Personnel: Colin Langenus (vocals, guitar, keyboards, percussion); Peter B, Jeremy Harris , Matthew Mottel, Peter Schuette, Tim Nylander, Jonah Rapino, Michael Troutman, Derek Stanton, Dan Beckman, Ma...continue...
1 CD / Northern Spy / 2011-04-12Tracks: Outdoor Spell; Crossing the Sword Bridge of the Abyss; Corn Maiden's Rite; Magician, The
Artists: Rhys Chatham
Recording information: Campus Studios, Paris, France.
Photographers: David Daniell; Danny Greene.
Avant-garde composer Rhys Chatham takes a highly percussive approach on the four tracks ...continue...
1 CD / Northern Spy / 2011-03-15Tracks: Sabertooth Tyger; Mirror; Ubu's Theme; Baby Dragon; Manticore / Lion Tamer; Red Sea Anenomae, The; Everything is Broken; Belly Belly; Maggie Charcoal; Gaw Gaw; Bromios the Boisterous; Fig; Scorpion A...
Artists: Old Time Relijun
This could possibly be the most violent album Old Time Relijun has delivered. It's minimalist in a lot of senses, yet it's complicated as far as the horns go. De Dionyso makes his saxophone slither li...continue...
1 CD / Northern Spy / 2011-03-08Artists: The Bird Names
1 CD / Northern Spy / 2010-11-16Tracks: Grey Owl; Ranal Macdonald; No Drugs til Now; Heavner; Four More Years; Dynamite Day
Artists: The USA Is a Monster