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Saturday, November 08, 2008

INCOMING: ICE BIRD SPIRAL: TEMPERATURE SHANTY

Apologies for delay in reporting this, but scanner, CD-player and me have all been on the blink recently...



The MYMWLY triple-CD set "Hand Rolled Oblivion" arrives with an Ice Bird Spiral track - "Temperature Shanty" - in tow along with a zillion und a half pieces by folks like Brothers of The Occult Sisterhood, Aligator Crystal Moth, The North Sea, Snowfoxx, Soarwhole, Medroxy Progesterone Acetate, The Golden Oaks, 6Magik9, Futurians, Charles Curse, Terracid...well, they're the ones I'm familiar with, at least...but 53 tracks in total, all v. beautifully packaged, 'natch.



Still, this release is shrouded in a little bit o'sorrow, since MYMWLY have recently decided to call it a day. Things reached the logical end of the road, so time to pull down the hatch; tho I have a huge fondness and admiration for Michael and his pals, hand-crafting over a 100 releases, all special in their own way...the label put out the first Ice Bird Spiral material and have always been v. encouraging and supportative of our endeavours. The BOTOS/Golden Oaks split on Time-Lag was one of a handful of mid-decade releases that had quite an impact on rewiring my tastes back in 2004/2005...I have a very vivid memory of sitting listening to it the first few times out on the step - I can remember exactly the weather, the sunlight, how I felt...so some very strong personal associations there for me...

This comp. has been nearly 2 years coming together, so kudos to Michael for seeing his vision thru to the end. Buy it directly from here.

As Brad at Foxy Digitalis so elequently puts it: It's the bastard, red-headed step-child of the superb "Gold Leaf Branches" comp. that he put out - 2...3...? - years back. They're like weird book-ends these two releases, mutant noise-folk twins joined at the guitar-neck.

The MYMWLY back-catalogue is still available (for now!) from here, so grab yrself a slice of a future legend while ya can.

Meanwhile, Michael moves onwards n upwards to the PacificSoma Imprint, which'll be dedicated to larger CD runs, along with some (yay!) vinyl...so dry yer eyes and stop snifflin' at the back, you!

3 Comments:

At 9:07 pm, Blogger Robert said...

sorry Kek, i know this isnt the proper place for this...

but i had my old email account hijacked and lost your addy

i just wanted to quickly letcha know about a couple new potential publishing outlets here:

http://www.eyeonmars.com/

(JD Nelson's project, by the way)

and here:

http://shwibly.com/

even if youre not texting much at the moment, im sure youll enjoy reading them, at least :)

your dawg,


Rob

 
At 9:14 pm, Blogger kek-w said...

Oh, weird - I was just reading an interview with you, Rob and thinking of posting a link to it, when that comment came in....

Mail me at:

kekw10cc (at) googlemail (dot) com

Not my normal mail, but I use it for emergencies and various pro-jekt\\zzz

Mail me, bud!

 
At 9:58 pm, Blogger kek-w said...

Or any of you other fuckers, for that matter.

 

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