Kendra Steiner Editions

December 13, 2015

new album from FOSSILS, “MODERN ARCHITECTURE” (KSE #324)

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FOSSILS

“Modern Architecture”

KSE #324/MJC #442

cover art by Wyatt Doyle (visit him at www.newtexture.com)

a co-release of Kendra Steiner Editions and Middle James Co.

CDR album, edition of 48 copies (24 from KSE, 24 from MJC)

$8 US / $12.00 elsewhere   payment via paypal to   django5722(at)yahoo(dot)com

please provide address/item ordered in a note with your paypal order….THANKS

on this album, the core FOSSILS duo of Daniel Farr and David Payne are joined by T. J. Borden and Rob Michalchuk

FOSSILS MODERN

Ontario’s FOSSILS are back for their third and final KSE release of 2015, another joint effort with Middle James Co. in a VERY limited edition. These short-run editions have been selling out in a few months, so be sure to grab yours now.

From our perspective, the FOSSILS collective is an ESSENTIAL part of the new music scene, and they have been for many years. With music (sound sculpture) rooted in such outfits as AMM, The Nihilist Spasm Band, and the LAFMS, they have also through their MIDDLE JAMES CO. organization kept the lo-fi DIY flag flying. So many labels today are pursuing “art editions” which are beautiful and do sell for their self-conscious “collectability”, but are a bit too precious and pretty for our taste. I like packaging where you can’t tell if there is a printing error or not—-packaging where you could sit a coffee cup on it and the coffee-stain ring would become part of the artwork. KSE applauds their keeping the xerox/DIY/punk-industrial/anti-pretty aesthetic alive and kicking. As DIY micro-labels continue to lose sales to the pretty and the pretentious, this attitude is needed now more than ever.

As for the music, every FOSSILS album is different, but many things stay the same: the playful improvisation, the multi-textured sound sculpture, the speaker-splitting jaggedness, the humor, the “action painting in sound” aesthetic. This one (which features saxophone, percussion, cello or violin, guitar, and electronics) begins quite playfully (almost a twist of Half Japanese, though with saxophone) and then  heads for a long walk along the Canadian free-improv prairie, adapting to the weather and even morphing into almost-antisong song in a few places. It takes you into its own world for the length of an album, and then, as when leaving the darkness of a fun-house and emerging into the mundane light of day, the CD is over, you’ve crashed. But the trip was awesome!!!

In the free-improv/ lo-fi /sound-sculpture / noise world, FOSSILS are truly the only band that matters, and we at KSE are proud to partner with them once again. I listen to FOSSILS music a lot—-it’s the perfect antidote to a regulated but insane world. The intuitive absurdist SENSE in their playful and exploratory paintings in sound gives me faith in humankind. Try it—-cheaper than drugs or therapy.

48 copies only (24 from KSE and 24 from Middle James Co.), so act now. We will be keeping our collaboration with FOSSILS going in 2016, so stay tuned….but grab MODERN ARCHITECTURE now. And did we mention that there is a beautiful cover photograph from Wyatt Doyle, he of New Texture fame and whose recent photography book DOLLAR HALLOWEEN is a must-own….

We have SIX releases in this Winter group of albums: the MIKE BARRETT/TOM CREAN and the WEREWHEELS are already out (check them out below), and the MORE EAZE will be released soon but can be ordered NOW for immediate delivery. FOSSILS just came out, and that leaves LISA CAMERON and NATHAN BOWLES’s “UNDERCARRIAGE” group and finally a new creation from BELLTONE SUICIDE, which will be the last album of 2015.

The first three months of 2016 will be devoted to celebrating KSE’s 10th Anniversary via the new 10th Anniversary compilation album, 10 new and exclusive creations from 10 essential artists in the experimental music community:

KSE COMP COVER

NOTE: THE COMPILATION WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE UNTIL MID-JANUARY 2016

Until then, check out our present offerings of music and poetry…..GREAT for holiday giving!

OTHER CHAPBOOKS/CDR’s  NOW AVAILABLE: 

full-sized CDR’s ($8.00 each, ppd. in US—outside US $12.00 )

Please include a note with your paypal order including the items ordered AND your mailing address (which Paypal often fails to provide me)….thanks!

ALL ARE AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE DELIVERY

new releases for 2015:

WEREWHEELS COVER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW FOR WINTER 2015/16, KSE #322,  WEREWHEELS (Sir Plastic Crimewave & Dawn Aquarius), “Live, Raw and Psycho In Japan”

 

MORE EAZE ABANDONING

NEW FOR WINTER 2015/2016, KSE #326, MORE EAZE (aka Marcus M. Rubio), “Abandoning Finitude”….cover art by Bob Bruno

 

 

MIKE AND TOM LUDDITES COVER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW FOR FALL 2015: KSE #320, MIKE BARRETT & TOM CREAN, “Casual Luddites”

 

A23H CAMELLIA

NEW FOR FALL 2015: KSE #318, ALFRED 23 HARTH & JOHN BELL, “Camellia”

 

 

 

massimo 2015

NEW FOR FALL 2015: KSE #316, MASSIMO MAGEE & DAVID W. STOCKARD, “Interrogatories”

belltone reissue

NEW FOR SUMMER 2015: KSE #314, BELLTONE SUICIDE, NON-CONFORMIST SESSIONS

 

JEN

NEW FOR SUMMER 2015: KSE #308, JEN HILL, “The Shape Of It” (edition of 48 copies)

 

MORE EAZE PRIZES cover

NEW FOR SUMMER 2015: KSE #310 (CDR) MORE EAZE (Marcus M. Rubio), “Accidental Prizes”

 

RAMBUTAN COVER

NEW FOR SUMMER 2015: KSE #305, RAMBUTAN, “Remember Me Now”

 

LISA ERNESTO COVER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW FOR SUMMER 2015: KSE #299, LISA CAMERON & ERNESTO DIAZ-INFANTE, “Sol Et Terra”

 

 

GARMENT DISTRICT cover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW FOR SUMMER 2015: KSE #296 (CDR album) THE GARMENT DISTRICT (featuring Jennifer Baron), “Luminous Toxin”

 

GIFT FIG STELL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW FOR 2015: KSE #298 (CDR album) GIFT FIG: ALFRED 23 HARTH and CARL STONE, “Stellenbosch,” live in South Africa, September 2014

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NEWEST POETRY CHAPBOOKS:

($6 US ppd/$7 elsewhere ppd)

KSE #317 (poetry chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “Inventing One’s Own Land”

INVENTING cover

KSE #306 (poetry chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “Manipulating Ambiguity”

MANIPULATING AMBIGUITY

KSE #302 (poetry chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “Satori In Lake Charles”

satori in lake charles

 

payment via paypal to    django5722(at)yahoo(dot)com

Please include a note with your paypal order including the items ordered AND your mailing address (which Paypal often fails to provide me)….thanks!

Questions? Write to  django5722 (at) yahoo (dot) com   . Thanks for your support!

 

 

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