Kendra Steiner Editions (Bill Shute)

April 23, 2013

from Lisa Cameron, legendary figure in Texas psychedelic music, comes THE MANY MOODS OF VENISON WHIRLED (KSE #243)

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(KSE #243, cdr album)

$8 US postpaid/ $10 elsewhere

payment via paypal to django5722(at)yahoo(dot)com     please include note indicating what items you are ordering

(a legendary figure in the Texas psychedelic/new-music scene, Lisa Cameron has been slaying Austin audiences for years with her Venison Whirled feedback-based performances, and after her much-acclaimed VW 3″ cdr XIBALBA for KSE, we’ve answered your demand and issued an all-new full-length Venison Whirled album that captures the magic(k) and the diversity of the Venison Whirled experience)

many moods

The great figures in the history of psychedelic music and culture were always pushing the boundaries and alienating people as they sought to  find that ultimate chord where they and their music became one with the cosmos. Although Austin-based percussionist and multi-instrumentalist LISA CAMERON is well-respected in the noise and free-improv scenes, and although she’s played with everyone from Brave Combo (she was in the original late 70’s lineup) to Roky Erickson to Jandek to members of Faust and Guru Guru (and she’s opened for everyone from Psychic TV to different incarnations of Hawkwind and the bands growing out of the Hawkwind diaspora), and also been a member of seminal groups such as ST 37, Glass Eye, Three Day Stubble, etc.,  her conception of the whole noise-drone aesthetic is rooted in the extremes of the original psychedelic era, rooted in White Light White Heat (which she bought as a child in Winfield, Kansas, and which changed her life) and Happenings Ten Years Time Ago and Blue Cheer.

That’s what makes her Venison Whirled performances so different from the performances of those who come out of the academic side of the new music scene or who come to noise out of avant-metal or who come to it out of the world of electronics and sampling. Lisa’s Venison Whirled seems to exist at the dividing line of that moment when a Yardbirds or Velvets or Blue Cheer performance crosses over into blissful and out-of-control feedback–Lisa has learned to control that lightning in a bottle, to manipulate it, and to build an aesthetic around it, and that’s the core of the Venison Whirled experience. As a percussionist, she understands the essence of vibration, and as a deep spiritual thinker, she also understands the spiritual essence of holy vibration. Remember, she is a PERCUSSIONIST—yes, she also plays the guitar, but this is feedback growing out of percussion, not guitar amp feedback.

Each track here—-growing out of the root elements of fire, water, air, and earth—-is sculpted feedback and distortion that’s also packed with found sound, speech, percussion, and on the final track, the beautiful wordless vocals of Alma Lee Cameron (Lisa’s partner and also co-member of Devil Bat). You can peel these sound sculptures apart and find all kinds of organic life and rich textures and pockets of energy. Or you can just let go and float downstream on the molten lava river as Elmer Fudd announces the apocalypse…let Venison Whirled fiddle while Rome burns! It’s 100% higher-key, 100% Texas, and 100% mind-bending. And it’s a numbered, limited, DIY edition of 123 copies…..anyone who’s caught the Venison Whirled experience live in Austin knows that Lisa provides a PHYSICAL psychedelic experience from her music, and these tracks were recorded live and carefully mastered to retain the physicality and deep presence of the original performances, some of which I was lucky enough to attend in person…


Lisa is an important part of the KSE family–she performed at all 3 of the KSE live events in 2011-2012, and when I assembled the band for the June 2012 Jandek performance in Austin, Lisa was the first person I suggested to the Representative From Corwood, and as anyone who attended that show remembers (and I was also present at the rehearsal, where Lisa provided for Jandek a foundation that the rest of the band built off of), Lisa’s playing was the sonic glue that kept the Jandek ensemble unified…She’s an amazing person and artist, and KSE is honored to have her as part of our artistic family…

lisaLisa playing with ST 37 at the KSE Psychedelic Disaster Whirl, fall 2011

lisa and maniLisa playing with Mani Neumeier (Guru Guru), 1 January 2012

venison, hyrrs

the Venison Whirled  CDR   “Hyrrs to Isis” 

venisona Venison Whirled performance at Red 7,  in Austin in 2011

KSE concert fourBill Shute and Lisa, at the Salvage Vanguard Theater, right before the KSE 6th Anniversary Concert, April 2012

venison whirledthe 3″ mini-cdr XIBALBA was released by Kendra Steiner Editions in 2011

many moods


 CDR’s of experimental music  presently available from KSE:

$8 US / $10 elsewhere, payment via paypal to   django5722(at)yahoo(dot)com

KSE #243 (CDR), VENISON WHIRLED (aka Lisa Cameron), “The Many Moods of Venison Whirled”

KSE #254 (cdr), DJIN AQUARIAN (of Ya Ho Wha 13)/SIR PLASTIC CRIMEWAVE & THE EVERAFTER, Live in San Francisco 10/2011


KSE #239, (CDR) FOSSILS, “Bells and Gulls”

KSE #251, (CDR) FORBES GRAHAM, “Return: The Journey”

KSE #247 (CDR), MARCUS RUBIO & BILL SHUTE, “Only The Imprint Of An Echo Remains”

KSE #237 (CDR),  MICHAEL BARRETT  (Belltonesuicide) & MIKE GRIFFIN (Parashi), “Birtual Seme-Alabak”

KSE #235 (CDR), BOOK OF SHADOWS, “Chimaera”

KSE #228 (CDR), UNMOOR, “Night Driver”

KSE #207 (CDR), ALFRED 23 HARTH & CARL STONE, “Gift Fig”



KSE #222 (CDR), MASSIMO MAGEE, “Sopranino Solo, “ cover art by MP Landis.

KSE #220 (CDR),  MATT KREFTING, “Sweet Days of Discipline”

KSE #226 (CDR), DEREK ROGERS, “Born Into Systems”

Thanks for your support of independent non-aligned DIY arts organizations that circumvent the established “underground” hierarchy and connect person-to-person…

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