Kendra Steiner Editions

June 20, 2011

Alfred 23 Harth/ sOo-jung Kae/ Chang U Choi, “Red Canopy” (KSE #200, 3-inch CDR), now available!

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RED CANOPY (KSE #200, 3-inch CDR)

Alfred 23 Harth—-reeds, taepyeongso, guitar

sOo-jung Kae—-piano

Chang U Choi—-bass

We’re proud to present a new SECOND release from the legendary German free-music pioneer ALFRED 23 HARTH, “RED CANOPY,” a trio recording featuring Korean musicians sOo-jung Kae on piano and Chang U Choi on bass. While Harth’s earlier cdr for KSE, “micro-saxo-phone.edition III” (KSE #175) was a blistering exploration of extended techniques on various reed instruments, often electronically altered, RED CANOPY is a beautiful and stimulating trio set that’s almost like a post-modern extension of the chamber-jazz-trio aesthetic best exemplified by the Jimmy Guiffre/Paul Bley trio. Harth’s acerbic tone and lyrical yet free passages dart in and out, while Ms. Kae’s rich yet sparse playing actually does have echoes of Bley here and there, but rooted in 20th Century avant ideas. Mr. Choi’s bass playing, bringing out the wood of the instrument, is polyrhythmic and harmonically daring, making him the perfect foil for the other two players. And just when you think you have this figured out from my write-up…you look at the credits and notice that THE PARTS WERE ALL RECORDED SEPARATELY AND INDEPENDENT OF ANY KNOWLEDGE OF THE OTHER PARTS and layered on top of each other. Alfred Harth’s huge catalogue of recordings has an incredible diversity (I’ve been listening to his music since getting a copy of CANADIAN CUP OF COFFEE as a high school student in 1974), but there is really nothing else like this.

A limited edition of 123 copies (55 of which we’ve already moved), RED CANOPY can be had for $5 postpaid ANYWHERE, payable via paypal to django5722(at)yahoo(dot)com. Early response to this release has been fantastic, many listeners saying that they program the disc (17:37 in length) on “repeat’ and spend an hour or two with it. KSE thanks Mr. Harth, Ms. Kae, and Mr. Choi for the opportunity to release such a pure and original work from such internationally-regarded artists on our micro-label from San Antonio, Texas.

Copies of Harth’s earlier KSE disc are almost gone. Don’t miss out on this one. Order now via paypal. Please include a note w/ yr paypal payment telling me which release(s) you are purchasing. And while you are at it, why not sample some of our other forward-thinking poetry and music releases:

CHAPBOOKS/CDR’s  NOW AVAILABLE:

poetry chapbooks ($5 each, ppd.):

KSE #193, Michael Casey, “The Wall Board Knife.”

KSE #187, Bill Shute, “Surrounded by the Moment.” Sound Library Series, Volume 60.

KSE #185, Michael Layne Heath, “Jazzbo Wind.”

KSE #181, John Sweet, “Continuum.”

KSE #180, Bill Shute, “Autumn.” Sound Library Series, Volume 59.

KSE #174,  Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal, “Digging a Grave.”

KSE #173,  Bill Shute, “Butterfly Mind.” Sound Library Series, Volume 58.

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3″ mini-cdr’s ($5.00 each, ppd.)

KSE #198 (3-inch cdr), MATAMOROS (Derek Rogers & Lee Dockery), “Five-Toned Rows.”

KSE #191 (3-inch CDR), Massimo Magee & Tim Green, “Direct To Tape.”

KSE #200 (3-inch CDR), Alfred 23 Harth/Soojung Kae/Chang U Choi, “Red Canopy.”

KSE #194 (3-inch CDR), Venison Whirled, “Xibalba.”

KSE #185 (3-inch CDR), Belltonesuicide, “non-conformist.”

KSE #186 (3-inch CDR), Parashi, “Zone of Alienation.”

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full-sized CDR’s ($7.00 each, ppd.)

KSE #199 (CDR), Brent Fariss, “Four Environments…Collapsing.”

KSE #189 (CDR), Nick Hennies, “Objects.”

KSE #175 (CDR),  Alfred 23 Harth, “Micro-Saxo-Phone, Edition  III.”

KSE #201 (CDR), Andreas Brandal, “Disturbing The Dust.”

KSE #171 (CDR), Bill Shute, “San Antonio Sky Songs.”  40+ minute spoken-word poetry CDR of material from 2006-2009

payment via paypal to    django5722(at)yahoo(dot)com   (note: to speed up your order, please send a note along with paypal payment listing numbers/titles of items ordered…thanks!)

As always, thanks for your support of KSE and of micro-presses and micro-labels everywhere.

July 9, 2013

Lisa Cameron’s CANOPY OF SOUND

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CANOPY OF SOUND

Opening event of the 2013 NMASS Festival, hosted by the Church of the Friendly Ghost

Wednesday 12 June 2013, beginning at 7:30 pm

Created and curated by LISA CAMERON and featuring a percussion ensemble of 12 musicians: Miranda Clark, Rebecca Ramirez, Eva Kelly, Lisa Cameron, Josh Ronsen, Amanda Jones, Alex Keller, Aaron Russell, Anne Heller, Matt Armistead, Bradford Kinney, Sheila Scoville, and Daniel Hipolito.

canopy 1

It began around 7:30 pm on a hot humid Wednesday night, behind the ball fields near the YMCA at Lamar and Cesar Chavez in Austin…in a tunnel under a foot-bridge…12 percussionists, each with a cymbal and a different kind of drumstick/mallet…each about five feet apart, staggered on opposite sides of the walkway, with foot traffic coming through

The first percussionist, organizer Lisa Cameron, began a pulse on her cymbal…a minute or so later, the next musician began, then another minute later, the next musician began, etc.   After a period when all performed together, they began dropping out of the mix in the same manner in which they’d blended into it, picking up their cymbal, and moving to another location a few minutes’ walk away to begin again. Different musicians playing different beats on different cymbals with different sticks/mallets…all coming together in the middle of an Austin weeknight, right in the middle of joggers and people walking to wherever they were heading.

canopy 2

(Lisa Cameron)

They eventually played in five areas, and the “audience” was not really a passive audience as we were encouraged to move among the musicians and do our own “mix” by focusing on different combinations of players…or stepping back a bit and capturing the full polyrhythmic effect and getting the “big picture” sound. It was whatever you wanted it to be.

It struck me as celebratory and ceremonial, even tribal, as well as being a true “happening,” the kind we don’t see enough of anymore. But then Lisa Cameron’s music often has a ceremonial quality, a deeply spiritual quality.

canopy 3(Daniel Hipolito)

We discussed the event a few days after it happened, while it was still fresh in both of our minds (not that it’s faded much over the weeks since…it was a combination of the heat and the water nearby and the physicality of the players and the concrete and the gravel and the waves of sound, a combination of sense impressions I won’t soon forget). Lisa explained that she saw it as a “sound sculpture with dynamic components,” a living sculpture, and one also in dialogue with the environment. Also, in the “lift the bandstand” tradition but mixed with spiritual practice, there’s no question that the musicians and the audience, all united, made these sacred spaces during the 2+ hour performance.

canopy 4(Eva Kelly, center, and Josh Ronsen, right)

The image Lisa had in her mind when she conceived of this event, and while it was happening, was rushing water, waves of rushing water. Those waves washed over us all, performer and non-performer alike, and cleansed us…and in the third set-up at the Opossum Voodoo Pew, which was actually performed right next to the water (see final picture),  we were being bombarded by 80’s power ballads booming across the water from some yuppie restaurant/club on the other side of the lake. Somehow playing against those evil waves coming across the water gave a “casting out demons” intensity to the performance…at least, to me it did!

Overall, it was a special evening…thanks to Lisa for organizing this, COTFG for hosting, and the dozen of Austin’s finest creative musicians  for all becoming part of this beautiful living sound and human sculpture…CANOPY OF SOUND

canopy new

January 22, 2012

new ALFRED 23 HARTH / CARL STONE album, “GIFT FIG” (KSE #207), available now!

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ALFRED  HARTH  &  CARL  STONE

“GIFT   FIG”

KSE #207,       full-length CDR,     $8.00 (US) postpaid/$10 outside US postpaid

released 15 January 2012

payment via paypal to django5722(at)yahoo(dot)com…please leave a note w/ your order indicating which item you are ordering…

Carl  Stone   and   Alfred  23  Harth

The German multi-instrumentalist free-improv, free-jazz master ALFRED 23 HARTH meets American electronic music pioneer CARL STONE live in Japan and Germany on this new album from Kendra Steiner Editions, “GIFT FIG” (KSE #207). Any album from either gentleman is always 1) an event and 2) totally different from the last album and from anything anyone else is doing. That’s what happening here in a series of almost telepathic live duos. It’s fitting that the title, GIFT FIG, is a palindrome because both Harth and Stone merge into one another and it’s hard to tell where one’s work begins and the other ends. Harth and Stone both echo the other,  tease the other, finish the other’s lines, proceed along parallel paths like two teenagers drag racing on the outskirts of town and eventually heading toward each other in a game of chicken, but escaping danger in the final moment,  causing our hearts to race. Harth was one of the first of musicians emerging from the late 60’s free-jazz/free-improv scene to embrace electronics, and Stone has been at the forefront of using electronics in a live setting for decades,  improvising with the ease and flow of a Sam Rivers and the freshness and inside-out investigations of a Derek Bailey…in addition to being an important American electronic composer. Harth continues his work with extended techniques on the reed instruments, explored thoroughly in his first KSE release, Micro-Saxo-Phone. Edition III (KSE #175), and with Stone’s seemingly infinite inventory of sounds and his mirroring of Harth’s lines in chopped-and-channeled form, you may feel you are listening to a musical version of the shootout in the house of mirrors at the climax of Orson Welles’ film The Lady From Shanghai. For me, this is as significant and timeless an album as The Music Improvisation Company or Conference of the Birds.

Thanks for Mr. Harth and Mr. Stone for allowing KSE to release this exciting and totally original album. Only 133 copies, hand-assembled and hand-numbered, on a professionally replicated disc for superb sound. $8.00 postpaid anywhere—-we want this music to be heard everywhere so we keep expenses low and prices cheap.

Visit Mr. Harth online at http://alfredharth.blogspot.com/

Visit Mr. Stone online at http://www.sukothai.com/

And don’t forget to try some of KSE’s other releases of contemporary experimental music on CDR, all limited hand-numbered, hand-assembled limited editions (usually under 100 copies), and find out why Kendra Steiner Editions was listed as one of the ‘Best Labels of 2011’ at Foxy Digitalis:

full-sized CDR’s ($8.00 each, ppd.)

KSE # 214 (CDR), SABRINA SIEGEL, “Bottlecaps”

KSE #208 (CDR), ANTHONY GUERRA & BILL SHUTE, “subtraction” (limited USA re-press of CD originally issued on Black Petal Records, Australia)

KSE #206  (CDR), ERNESTO DIAZ-INFANTE, “Emilio”

KSE #199 (CDR), Brent Fariss, “Four Environments….Collapsing.”

KSE #189 (CDR), Nick Hennies, “Objects.”

KSE #175 (CDR),  Alfred 23 Harth, “Micro-Saxo-Phone, Edition  III.”

KSE #201 (CDR), Andreas Brandal, “Disturbing The Dust.”

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3″ mini-cdr’s ($5.00 each, ppd.)

note: we have released the final cdr in the 3″ format (ST 37) and will allow these to sell out and go out of print as we enter 2012; they will not be re-pressed ever, so get the ones you want NOW…

KSE #205 , ST 37, “K B D P” 

KSE #203,  R. LEE DOCKERY, “Live at the Salvage Vanguard Theater”

KSE #196 , SMOKEY EMERY, “Incident at Town Lake”

KSE #202, BOOK OF SHADOWS, “Poppets and Strings”

KSE #204, XANTHOCEPHALUS, “3 W B.”

KSE #198 ( 3-inch CDR), MATAMOROS  (R. Lee Dockery and Derek Rogers), “Five-Toned Rows”

KSE #191 (3-inch CDR), Massimo Magee & Tim Green, “Direct To Tape.”

KSE #200 (3-inch CDR), Alfred 23 Harth/Soojung Kae/Chang U Choi, “Red Canopy.”

KSE #194 (3-inch CDR), Venison Whirled, “Xibalba.”

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January 1, 2011

Alfred 23 Harth, “micro-saxo-phone.edition III” available now!

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ALFRED  23  HARTH

“micro-saxo-phone. edition III”  cdr

released 1 January 2011 by Kendra Steiner Editions,  KSE #175

recorded at LaubhuetteStudio, Moonsum, South Korea, 2010

total running time: 74:11 (17 tracks)

$7.00 (US) ppd. anywhere

paypal funds to django5722(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    In his new album MICRO-SAXO-PHONE. EDITION III, German free-music multi-stylist ALFRED 23 HARTH  has extended the vocabulary of the solo saxophone deep into the 21st century, creating a jagged, self-reflexive, multi-layered work that will stop listeners in their tracks.

   In jazz circles, the vocabulary of the solo saxophone is often traced back to Coleman Hawkins’ mid-40s recordings “Hawk’s Variations” and “Picasso.” In the late 60’s and early 70’s musicians as diverse as Anthony Braxton, Steve Lacy, Lee Konitz, and Sonny Rollins began re-investigating the possibilities 0f solo saxophone performance, opening the door for musicians ever since. Saxophonist ALFRED 23 HARTH is a man who has been on the cutting edge of the free-music world since his emergence onto the scene in the late 1960’s Germany, and his new album “micro-saxo-phone. edition III”  provides him a vehicle to use ALL aspects of his instrument, close-miking the keys and the reed, bowing the body, as well as using his virtuoso technique in passages that run the gamut from the lyricism of a Ben Webster to the highest chirps and the lowest rumbles, from clipped bursts to melting smears. In addition, he is multi-tracking new recordings, playing against older recordings of himself from the 70’s, weaving in strains of musique concrete and strands of spoken word into sound collages, and then using a Kaoss Pad to add further layers and to slice-and-dice the rest. “micro-saxo-phone.edition III”  is a truly unique work, one recorded especially for KSE by Mr. Harth just a few months ago.

   With beautiful cover art by Bill Major and liner notes from A23H himself, explaining the “micro-saxo-phone” concept and the sessions, this is an essential release and only SEVEN DOLLARS postpaid. It is limited to 123 numbered copies. Don’t miss out…order NOW. $7 US via paypal to django5722(at)yahoo(dot) com. Critics/reviewers with any questions or who would like a review copy should get in touch. Wholesale/dealer enquiries are also welcome.

   Alfred 23 Harth, in a career spanning five separate decades, has played with many of the greats of the free-music, free-improv world, including Sven-Ake Johansson, Paul Bley, Sonny Sharrock, Henry Grimes, George Lewis, Nicole van den Plas, Peter Brotzmann, David Murray, Paul Lovens, Peter Kowald, and too many others to mention. 

   Thanks to Mr. Harth for allowing this South Texas small-press and micro-label to release such an important work. Kendra Steiner Editions has been issuing poetry chapbooks since 2006 and began issuing experimental music on CDR in 2010. 

    KSE is also happy to say that we will be issuing a 3″ mini-cd in May entitled RED CANOPY,  including Mr. Harth and Korean musicians Chang U Choi and Soojung Kae. That will be a fascinating and unique creation, something that truly redefines the term “trio” and brings it into the 21st Century. Stay tuned for details.

   Much information can be found at A23H’s website, http://alfredharth.blogspot.com/ , where you can find links to excellent, in-depth interviews with Harth by Massimo Ricci and Clifford Allen.

   In the US, Squidco stocks a number of Harth’s lesser-known recent works, including “micro-saxo-phone. edition II,” and you can find that here: http://www.squidco.com/miva/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=9794

February 26, 2012

new pricing at KSE…also, last call for 3″ CDR’s…

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Well, I knew this day  had to come, but due to a significant rise in postage costs, along with the regular bite of paypal fees and a rise in paper and ink and disc costs, KSE has raised the price on all full-sized CDR’s to $8.00 US as of today, and that’s including postage anywhere. Still a great bargain! That includes all back catalog CDR’s, not just new items.

Also, we retired the 3″ mini-cdr format in the Fall with the ST 37 release, but now we are deleting all remaining 3″ cdr’s (except for Alfred 23 Harth’s “Red Canopy”) as of March 15th. If you make and pay for your order before 11:59 PM on March 15,  we’ll honor your order. The  cost for the mini-cdr’s is $5 each, postpaid anywhere. The following are available, although some are down to a few copies:

3-inch CDR’s, last call until 3/15/2012 ($5 each postpaid)

KSE #205 , ST 37, “K B D P” 

KSE #203,  R. LEE DOCKERY, “Live at the Salvage Vanguard Theater”

KSE #196 , SMOKEY EMERY, “Incident at Town Lake”

KSE #202, BOOK OF SHADOWS, “Poppets and Strings”

KSE #204, XANTHOCEPHALUS, “3 W B.”

KSE #198 , MATAMOROS  (R. Lee Dockery and Derek Rogers), “Five-Toned Rows”

KSE #191, Massimo Magee & Tim Green, “Direct To Tape.”

KSE #200 , Alfred 23 Harth/Soojung Kae/Chang U Choi, “Red Canopy.”

KSE #194, Venison Whirled, “Xibalba.”

send payment via paypal to django5722(at)yahoo(dot)com and include a note stating which discs you want.

 

KSE #210, HEATHER LEIGH, “Empire”

 

 

advance copies will have low numbers and different paper and ink used for the cover…

January 22, 2012

new MICHAEL CASEY poetry chapbook now available, “THE WALL BOARD KNIFE” (KSE # 193)

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MICHAEL CASEY

“THE WALL BOARD KNIFE” (KSE #193)

poetry chapbook, $5.00 ppd. anywhere

MICHAEL CASEY burst open the American poetry world in 1972 with his book OBSCENITIES, a powerful collection of Vietnam War poetry that resonated with readers so much that it sold widely (an estimated 50,000+ copies!), was widely discussed, and is still used in classrooms today. Although Mr. Casey is fluent in modern and post-modern poetics, his work is also rooted in a classic American tradition going back to  Edgar Lee Masters’  Spoon River Anthology and the works of William Saroyan, literature that is rooted in the voices of average people, capturing the rhythm of their thoughts and the sequence of their logic, and their self-justifications, and their self-deception. Even readers who don’t usually “like” poetry,  once they start hearing the voices on the page, realize that Casey has a deep understanding of and a deep sympathy/empathy for humanity at our most unheroic and and our most petty. In an age when it seems easy to engage in us/them thinking and to want to feel superior to some group out there,  Casey’s work always brings us back to an understanding  of what it’s like to walk in another’s shoes, even when they are shoes we might not want to walk in. His work also has a strong humorous element as we laugh at our own flaws and hang-ups.

A number of Casey’s books deal with workplace issues and are set in the workplace: the mill, the office, the military base, etc. Casey was also included in the prestigious WORKING WORDS anthology published by Coffee House Press.

Since we spend at least 1/3 of our lives on the job, I’ve often wondered why more writers do not set their works in the supermarkets, insurance offices, telemarketing boiler-rooms, and car dealerships of America. Maybe more writers are familiar with the MFA program than with the work world; maybe those who have such experience want to get away from it when off the job? Whatever the reason, Casey’s own decades of work experience is transmuted into literary gold in the pages of works such as MILLRAT and his new chapbook from Kendra Steiner Editions,  THE WALL BOARD KNIFE (KSE #193). Continuing in the vein of Casey’s earlier chapbook for KSE  THE BOPPER  (KSE #54, from 2007, out of print), The Wall Board Knife puts the reader directly into the tedium, the office politics, the day-after-day continuing adventures of the people we work beside every day but would never want to have a beer with after work, which is of course exactly what they are saying about us behind our backs.

I had the privilege of reading with Michael Casey at Flying Object Books in western Massachusetts in May 2011, and I saw how wonderfully Casey’s work communicates with an audience.  He read the entire Wall Board Knife chapbook “in character,” and the audience hung on every word and laughed multiple times per poem. I’m sure not everyone was familiar with Casey’s work prior to the reading (although Flying Object is a quite hip and literate place, so many probably were aware of him!), but they could feel that here is a writer who understands people, a writer who can capture characters’ voices and self-rationalizations, a writer whose works are constructed from pieces of real-world experience. That’s truly a rare commodity. Michael Casey has it, and it’s on display at its best in his new KSE chapbook, The Wall Board Knife. $5.00 postpaid anywhere! Get yours today…limited, hand-numbered edition of 88 copies. Send $5 payment via paypal to django5722(at)yahoo(dot)com and include a brief note w/ the paypal order telling me which item you are ordering.

And while you are ordering THE WALL BOARD KNIFE, why not grab some of our other poetry and music releases?

poetry chapbooks ($5 each, ppd.):

KSE #212 ADRIAN MANNING, “These Hands of Mine”

KSE #197, A.J. KAUFMANN,  “Love Lions of Paris” 

KSE #195,  REPRINT OF KSE #35, BRAD KOHLER/BILL SHUTE, “Exacta Box.” 

KSE #215, Bill Shute, “Outfake,” Sound Library Series, Volume 66.

KSE #174,  Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal, “Digging a Grave.”

KSE #185, Michael Layne Heath, “Jazzbo Wind.”

KSE #181, John Sweet, “Continuum.”

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full-sized CDR’s ($7.00 each, ppd.)

KSE # 214 (CDR), SABRINA SIEGEL, “Bottlecaps”

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

KSE #208 (CDR), ANTHONY GUERRA & BILL SHUTE, “subtraction” (limited USA re-press of CD originally issued on Black Petal Records, Australia)

KSE #206  (CDR), ERNESTO DIAZ-INFANTE, “Emilio”

KSE #199 (CDR), Brent Fariss, “Four Environments….Collapsing.”

KSE #189 (CDR), Nick Hennies, “Objects.”

KSE #175 (CDR),  Alfred 23 Harth, “Micro-Saxo-Phone, Edition  III.”

KSE #201 (CDR), Andreas Brandal, “Disturbing The Dust.”

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3″ mini-cdr’s ($5.00 each, ppd.)

note: we have released the final cdr in the 3″ format (ST 37) and will allow these to sell out and go out of print as we enter 2012; they will not be re-pressed ever, so get the ones you want NOW…

KSE #205 , ST 37, “K B D P” 

KSE #203,  R. LEE DOCKERY, “Live at the Salvage Vanguard Theater”

KSE #196 , SMOKEY EMERY, “Incident at Town Lake”

KSE #202, BOOK OF SHADOWS, “Poppets and Strings”

KSE #204, XANTHOCEPHALUS, “3 W B.”

KSE #198 ( 3-inch CDR), MATAMOROS  (R. Lee Dockery and Derek Rogers), “Five-Toned Rows”

KSE #191 (3-inch CDR), Massimo Magee & Tim Green, “Direct To Tape.”

KSE #200 (3-inch CDR), Alfred 23 Harth/Soojung Kae/Chang U Choi, “Red Canopy.”

KSE #194 (3-inch CDR), Venison Whirled, “Xibalba.”

JOE  ELLIOT,   BILL  SHUTE,   MICHAEL  CASEY   reading at  Flying Object Books in Hadley, Massachusetts,  May 2011

As always, KSE thanks you for your support of independent artists, writers, and musicians, those who bypass the established and hypocritical “alternative”  publishing and distribution channels. Meet the new boss, same as the old boss!

January 5, 2012

new SABRINA SIEGEL album “BOTTLECAPS” (KSE #214), now available

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SABRINA  SIEGEL

“BOTTLECAPS”  (KSE #214)

full-length CDR, $7.00 ppd. anywhere

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

Proud to announce a new full-length album from Oregon-based multi-disciplinary artist SABRINA SIEGEL, “BOTTLECAPS” (KSE #214),  a suite of 7 improvisations for bass guitar and bottlecaps.  Siegel’s work here releases the musicality inherent in manufactured things divorced from their intended use—-in this case bottlecaps manipulated around a polished cement floor—-and juxtaposing that sound-experience with non-traditional playing on a traditional musical instrument, in this case an electric bass guitar. The result is a series of riveting soundscapes that blur their origins…are we listening to wind blowing through an abandoned shack in the desert and rattling pieces of the tin roof, are we listening to an electronic composition, are we listening to a bass and percussion duo? In the end, it does not matter. BOTTLECAPS still sounds fresh and spontaneous no matter how many times you play it; as you attempt to focus on it, it shape-shifts; and it’s an album that captures a strong physicality in the sound creation. It’s also a speaker-shredding experience that will test the low-end of whatever sound system you’re using. This is NOT meant to be heard on ear-buds! It’s an album that will interest everyone from fans of Jandek’s electric bass albums to those who enjoy experiencing site-specific sound happenings.  It’s an album for those who actively listen to the environments in which they live and become one with them. It’s certainly not like anything else you’ve heard, and it’s an exciting addition to the KSE catalog.

About this piece,  Ms. Siegel comments, “More than executing notes or rhythms or melody, a song or a piece of music to me is a field for being–for direct living, feeling, breathing, and expressing in the moment; for sinking deeply, or flying highly into self/Self; or just maintaining our balance–which may reveal a simple beauty or truth. And like life, one rides the waves of grace and the precarious–in this existence, the better we watch and listen, the easier and more potent our flight. ”         What else needs to be said?

Limited, hand-numbered edition of 93 copies, available for only $7 ppd. anywhere. Payment via paypal to django5722(at)yahoo(dot)com…please leave a note at Paypal w/ your order indicating which cdr you are ordering.

And why not also get some of our other CDR’s of experimental music at super-low prices, also postpaid anywhere:

full-sized CDR’s ($7.00 each, ppd.)

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

KSE #208 (CDR), ANTHONY GUERRA & BILL SHUTE, “subtraction” (limited USA re-press of CD originally issued on Black Petal Records, Australia)

KSE #206  (CDR), ERNESTO DIAZ-INFANTE, “Emilio”

KSE #199 (CDR), Brent Fariss, “Four Environments….Collapsing.”

KSE #189 (CDR), Nick Hennies, “Objects.”

KSE #175 (CDR),  Alfred 23 Harth, “Micro-Saxo-Phone, Edition  III.”

KSE #201 (CDR), Andreas Brandal, “Disturbing The Dust.”

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3″ mini-cdr’s ($5.00 each, ppd.)

note: we have released the final cdr in the 3″ format (ST 37) and will allow these to sell out and go out of print as we enter 2012; they will not be re-pressed ever, so get the ones you want NOW…

KSE #205 , ST 37, “K B D P” 

KSE #203,  R. LEE DOCKERY, “Live at the Salvage Vanguard Theater”

KSE #196 , SMOKEY EMERY, “Incident at Town Lake”

KSE #202, BOOK OF SHADOWS, “Poppets and Strings”

KSE #204, XANTHOCEPHALUS, “3 W B.”

KSE #198 ( 3-inch CDR), MATAMOROS  (R. Lee Dockery and Derek Rogers), “Five-Toned Rows”

KSE #191 (3-inch CDR), Massimo Magee & Tim Green, “Direct To Tape.”

KSE #200 (3-inch CDR), Alfred 23 Harth/Soojung Kae/Chang U Choi, “Red Canopy.”

KSE #194 (3-inch CDR), Venison Whirled, “Xibalba.”

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Sabrina has over a dozen diverse albums available, many of which can be purchased here (either downloads or physical cdr’s):  http://www.cdbaby.com/Search/c2FicmluYSBzaWVnZWw%3d/2

You can explore many aspects of Sabrina Siegel’s creative work by following the links found here:     http://sabrinasiegel.com

December 26, 2011

new A. J. KAUFMANN poetry chapbook available, “LOVE LIONS OF PARIS” (KSE #197)

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A. J.  KAUFMANN

“LOVE LIONS OF PARIS”  (KSE #197)

poetry chapbook, $5.00 ppd. anywhere

LOVE LIONS OF PARIS (KSE #197) is the 13th poetry chapbook that Poznan, Poland-based poet/musician/songwriter A. J. Kaufmann  has done for Kendra Steiner Editions.

That is because Kaufmann perfectly exemplifies the KSE aesthetic: he is rooted in Beat poetry and psychedelia, he knows the important avant-garde traditions of the last 150 years, he reflects the particulars of his culture/region (and also such important areas for him such as Berlin and Paris), and he takes those elements and creates 100% original work from them, work that apes no one else’s work and that has a form and a feel all his own. Yes, his work can be surreal; it can have the post-Rimbaud rock’n’roll decadence of a Leonard Cohen or a Syd Barrett or a Jim Morrison; it can have a psychedelic spiritual exuberance in the tradition of Roky Erickson/Tommy Hall or of Sky Sunlight Saxon. But it’s always 100 % A. J. Kaufmann.  Having worked with the man on three collaborative chapbooks, and a fourth chapbook that was a joint work but one where we both worked from similar prompts,  I can testify to his amazing imagination, his devotion to craft, and his dedicated work ethic, even while living a lifestyle that would kill or sideline a lesser man.

A. J. has been working primarily on his music for the last 18 months, finishing one album and now working on a second, but we are fortunate that he took time out from his recording/songwriting work to produce the poems in LOVE LIONS OF PARIS. A. J. is a European Citizen of the World, and to such a man Paris and Berlin have a magical presence, perhaps the way cities such as New York or New Orleans or San Francisco or Memphis might to an American such as myself, and Kaufmann has spent extended periods in each city, living the poet’s life, with guitar and notebook in hand. Those cities continue to live on in him, even though he is back in his native Poland, and they animate and inhabit LOVE LIONS OF PARIS. Kaufmann himself explains the genesis of this work:

“Love Lions” was written in Paris especially for KSE and it’s got a strong music connection. One summer evening I was sitting and smoking in a cheap hotel room, thinking about glam rock, space-age poets and lost loves, listening to Marc Bolan and Tyrannosaurus Rex, sketching dragons in my notebook… an hour or two later I realized I’ve sketched something more reminiscent of a lion and I wrote down the line “I kiss / Drifting love lions / With a golden smile” which later, upon my return to Poznan, became the first line of the title poem. Most of the other poems were composed while humming imaginary words with a grungy guitar accompaniment, but the melodies have since been lost as we had no recording equipment, not even a laptop, in my room. Some of my friends think I used cut-up techniques to develop these poems or “lyrics”, but truth is I definitely stopped doing cut-ups last year. “Love Lions” is, in my opinion, a glam-rock version of “Siva in Rags”, with dusty beauty gone all shiny and chromed, with once dried blood now boiling to the sound of “All the Young Dudes”.

As always, it’s an exciting and fresh and dazzling poetic trip from one of the few 100% original voices on the scene today.

$5.00 ppd. anywhere…

Previous KSE chapbooks by A. J.  Kaufmann (all out of print…although the three collaborative works with Bill Shute will be collected in book form in 2012/2013):

KSE #102, A. J. Kaufmann, “Siva In Rags.”

KSE #106, A. J. Kaufmann, “East-West Train.” Sound Library Series, Volume 36.

KSE #111, A. J. Kaufmann, “Poznan City Gospel.”

KSE #113, A. J. Kaufmann & Bill Shute, “Beyond the Blue Rocks: Meditations on the Tibetan Book of the Dead.”

KSE #119, A. J. Kaufmann, “Satori in Berlin (X-Berg Songs).” Issued December 2008.

KSE #139, A. J. Kaufmann, “Antiquewhite Rain.” Sound Library Series, Volume 45. Issued early July 2009.

KSE #143, A. J. Kaufmann, “Symbolisme Psychédélique.” Sound Library Series, Volume 47. In memory of Sky Sunlight Saxon

KSE #145,  A. J. Kaufmann & Bill Shute, “Blues for Duffy Power.” Issued 20 September 2009.

KSE #149,  A. J. Kaufmann, “Via Alighieri.” Cinema Poetry Series, Volume 3. Issued 15 November 2009.

KSE #151,  A.J. Kaufmann & Bill Shute, “Twombly’s Siracusa.” Issued 1 December 2009.

KSE #154,  A.J. Kaufmann, “Vagabond Vacancy.” Issued 5 January 2010.

KSE #159, A.J. Kaufmann & Bill Shute, “78 Horizons.” Sound Library Series, Volume 52. Issued 15 January 2010. (note: this is a joint publication, like the Next Exit volumes, but NOT a Kaufmann-Shute “collaboration”. )

KSE #166, A.J. Kaufmann, “Amazon, The Fame of God.” Cinema Poetry Series, Volume 4. Issued late June/early July 2010.

visit Mr. Kaufmann at     http://foolmoonpiano.blogspot.com

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and why not pick up some other KSE poetry chapbooks and experimental music CDR’s while you are at it? All available cheap and postpaid!

CHAPBOOKS/CDR’s  NOW AVAILABLE:

poetry chapbooks ($5 each, ppd.):

KSE #212 ADRIAN MANNING, “These Hands of Mine”

KSE #193, MICHAEL CASEY, “The Wall Board Knife”

KSE #180, Bill Shute, “Autumn.” Sound Library Series, Volume 59.

KSE #174,  Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal, “Digging a Grave.”

KSE #173,  Bill Shute, “Butterfly Mind.” Sound Library Series, Volume 58.

KSE #185, Michael Layne Heath, “Jazzbo Wind.”

KSE #181, John Sweet, “Continuum.”

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3″ mini-cdr’s ($5.00 each, ppd.)

note: we have released the final cdr in the 3″ format (ST 37) and will allow these to sell out and go out of print as we enter 2012; they will not be re-pressed ever, so get the ones you want NOW…

KSE #205 , ST 37, “K B D P” 

KSE #203,  R. LEE DOCKERY, “Live at the Salvage Vanguard Theater”

KSE #196 , SMOKEY EMERY, “Incident at Town Lake”

KSE #202, BOOK OF SHADOWS, “Poppets and Strings”

KSE #204, XANTHOCEPHALUS, “3 W B.”

KSE #198 ( 3-inch CDR), MATAMOROS  (R. Lee Dockery and Derek Rogers), “Five-Toned Rows”

KSE #191 (3-inch CDR), Massimo Magee & Tim Green, “Direct To Tape.”

KSE #200 (3-inch CDR), Alfred 23 Harth/Soojung Kae/Chang U Choi, “Red Canopy.”

KSE #194 (3-inch CDR), Venison Whirled, “Xibalba.”

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full-sized CDR’s ($7.00 each, ppd.)

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

KSE #208 (CDR), ANTHONY GUERRA & BILL SHUTE, “subtraction” (limited USA re-press of CD originally issued on Black Petal Records, Australia)

KSE #206  (CDR), ERNESTO DIAZ-INFANTE, “Emilio”

KSE #213 (CDR), Bill Shute, “Junk Sculpture from the New Gilded Age.” (2nd spoken-word poetry album)

KSE #199 (CDR), Brent Fariss, “Four Environments….Collapsing.”

KSE #189 (CDR), Nick Hennies, “Objects.”

KSE #175 (CDR),  Alfred 23 Harth, “Micro-Saxo-Phone, Edition  III.”

KSE #201 (CDR), Andreas Brandal, “Disturbing The Dust.”

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

December 20, 2011

ERNESTO DIAZ-INFANTE, “Emilio” (KSE #206, cdr), 32 experimental solo bajo sexto explorations, now available!

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UPDATE: Ernesto will be performing at the Kendra Steiner Editions 6th Anniversary Concert on April 29, 2012 in Austin, TX, at the Salvage Vanguard Theater. He’ll be performing solo on the bajo sexto (in the manner of the EMILIO cd) and also in trio with bassist Lee Dockery and percussionist Lisa Cameron. Don’t miss it. Presented by the Church of the Friendly Ghost and Kendra Steiner Editions!

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ERNESTO  DIAZ-INFANTE

“Emilio”

KSE #206, full-length CDR

32 tracks of solo bajo sexto explorations

$7.oo postpaid anywhere, via paypal to  django5722(at)yahoo(dot)com

San Francisco-based composer/improviser/multi-instrumentalist ERNESTO DIAZ-INFANTE has produced a  stunning piece of work with his new KSE album “EMILIO.”  The Bajo Sexto is an important musical instrument in Mexican and Mexican-American culture, a rich 12-stringed instrument one sees/hears all the time here in San Antonio and also in California, associated with norteño music in Mexico and conjunto music in the US.

With EMILIO, Ernesto Diaz-Infante, who knows the instrument inside out, has recorded a series of 32 unaccompanied experimental solo performances on the Bajo Sexto, each totally different from the others, essentially taking his Chicano roots into the stratosphere of a 21st century post-modern Aztlán—-beautifully close-recorded, so it sounds as if you are INSIDE the instrument. Ernesto is especially interested in the percussive possibilities of his instrument, and one hears echoes of gamelan, tibetan bells, Cage’s prepared piano pieces, hailstorms on metal roofing, Native American drumming, and much much more, all created with no studio trickery on the solo Bajo Sexto. If you have ever been excited by the guitar work, particularly the solo guitar work, of Derek Bailey, Fred Frith, Hans Reichel, Jean-Francois Pauvros, Loren Connors, John Fahey, etc., then you’ll surely become equally excited by this incredible collection. Initially this was going to be a mini-cd with about 20 minutes of music and 15 pieces, but when Ernesto sent me an early version of that, I immediately told him that the project was too important for the limited mini-cd format that a lot of people cannot play on their equipment…and that he needed to record even more material. He did, and now you can hear the full 32-track EMILIO, for me one of the most important albums of the year in the experimental solo-performance field.

Mr. Diaz-Infante is also a composer, arts program curator, and head of the forward-thinking Pax label, which offers a number of experimental and free-improv discs worth owning…you can read more about them here:

http://www.paxrecordings.com/ernesto/SelectedDiscography.html

EMILIO is a pioneering set that takes the Bajo Sexto into previously uncharted territory and rates alongside (IMHO) the classic albums of forward-thinking solo guitar improvisation. With Ernesto’s skill as a composer, each piece creates a different and fascinating world. It’s an exciting place to be, and it’s only $7 ppd. anywhere. Payment via paypal to django5722(at)yahoo(dot)com

While you are ordering EMILIO, why not pick up some of our mini-cdr’s, only $5 each and soon to be out of print permanently:

KSE #205, (3-inch cdr), ST 37, “K B D P,” issued October 2011.

KSE #204, (3-inch cdr), XANTHOCEPHALUS, “3 W B,” issued August 2011.

KSE #203, (3-inch cdr), R. LEE DOCKERY, “Live at the Salvage Vanguard Theater,” issued September 2011.

KSE #202, (3-inch cdr), BOOK OF SHADOWS, “Poppets and Strings,” issued August 2011.

KSE #200 (3-inch cdr), ALFRED 23 HARTH/SOOJUNG KAE/CHANG U CHOI, “Red Canopy,” issued May 2011.

KSE #198 (3-inch cdr), MATAMOROS (Derek Rogers & Lee Dockery), “Five-Toned Rows,” issued June-July 2011.

KSE #196 (3-inch CDR), SMOKEY EMERY, “Incident at Town Lake,” issued September 2011.

KSE #191 (3-inch CDR), MASSIMO MAGEE & TIM GREEN, “Direct To Tape”, issued May-June 2011.

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Or our full-sized, full-length cdr’s, including the new ALFRED 23 HARTH / CARL STONE album “Gift Fig,” only $7 each?

KSE #207 (CDR), Alfred 23 Harth / Carl Stone, “Gift Fig.”

KSE #199 (CDR), Brent Fariss, “Four Environments….Collapsing.”

KSE #189 (CDR), Nick Hennies, “Objects.”

KSE #175 (CDR),  Alfred 23 Harth, “Micro-Saxo-Phone, Edition  III.”

KSE #201 (CDR), Andreas Brandal, “Disturbing The Dust.”

KSE #206 (CDR), Bill Shute, “Junk Sculpture from the New Gilded Age.” (2nd spoken-word poetry album)

December 13, 2011

new KSE mini-cd from Texas psychedelic shamans ST 37, “K B D P” (KSE #205), now available

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ST 37

“K B D P”

3-inch CDR (KSE #205), nearly 20 minutes of music for only $5.00 ppd. anywhere

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

limited, hand-numbered edition of 113 copies

the final release in KSE 3″ mini-cd series…

It’s truly an honor for KSE to issue something from Texas’ foremost psychedelic explorers ST 37 ! The band recently celebrated its 24th anniversary, and unlike the many and varied “psychedelic” revivalists who base their act on old records, ST 37 heads straight into the sun and pushes the limits…psychedelia has never been about working within prescribed forms…it has always been about taking a musical trip as far as it can go and not knowing when or if you’ll ever come back, just like the greatest trips and/or spiritual experiences. ST 37 now deliver a kaleidoscopic 20-minute bubbling, gurgling, melting rocket to the far side of the sun on K B D P, a piece that starts in a mellow, cryptic way and gradually builds to an extended climax and KEEPS GOING, eventually entering a new solar system and fading out with some disembodied, haunting words and then we’re gone…until we hit the “repeat” button…

The core band of Scott Telles, Bobby Baker, Joel Crutcher, and Lisa Cameron are joined by guest Natalie Hill on this session recorded in September 2011 especially for KSE…and the next month ST 37 did a live performance of this piece as headlining band at the Kendra Steiner Editions “Psychedelic Disaster Whirl” concert, going on last because no one could possibly follow them. Just as they are the final artist in our series of 3″ mini-cdr’s. No one could possibly follow them.

Raving about this release on the Volcanic Tongue website, David Keenan wrote, “Great new set from this long-running psych rock group out of Austin Texas that feature Lisa Cameron of Venison Whirled/3 Day Stubble, et al. The group combine primitive, almost Mo Tucker-style drum tattoos with garage band fuzz and a ton of modal weight, all cut with the kind of primitive delivery more associated with ’72 private press sides than contemporary jam bands. There’s a nod to Hawkwind and yer favourite biker side in the way that the twin guitars dissolve into woozy UFO tones and the group have a way of collapsing song structures that feels as righteously wasted as anything by Nicodemus.”

In recent months the KSE 3″ cdr series has featured a number of important Texas-based experimental musicians: Lee Dockery, Daniel Hipolito (aka Smokey Emery), Book of Shadows (w/ original ST 37 member Carlton Crutcher and vocals from the transcendent Sharon Crutcher), Lisa Cameron (in her Venison Whirled incarnation), Derek Rogers, etc. It was a great run, and these discs will be talked about and jammed for years/decades to come, but many listeners cannot play 3″ cdr’s, so we’ve decided to work exclusively in the full-sized cdr world for our music releases. Thanks for your support of the 3″-ers…it was great to have a shirt-pocket full of them at shows in Austin and trade them with musicians in the audience for various cassettes/cdr’s/etc. That’s truly what this low-budget but big-hearted Texas experimental music scene is about…sharing, turning each other on, community. That spirit will of course continue…I’ll just have to wear carpenter pants with pockets big enough for full-sized cdr’s! Grab the remaining 3″-ers while you can. I’ll definitely NOT be re-pressing these (the error rate with the cd burns is also higher with 3″ discs, so I wind up throwing bad discs away w/ each batch). Right now, the following mini-discs are available for $5 each ppd. (payment via the paypal info listed above), although some are down to 6 or 8 remaining copies…act now:

 

KSE #205, (3-inch cdr), ST 37, “K B D P,” issued October 2011.

KSE #204, (3-inch cdr), XANTHOCEPHALUS, “3 W B,” issued August 2011.

KSE #203, (3-inch cdr), R. LEE DOCKERY, “Live at the Salvage Vanguard Theater,” issued September 2011.

KSE #202, (3-inch cdr), BOOK OF SHADOWS, “Poppets and Strings,” issued August 2011.

KSE #200 (3-inch cdr), ALFRED 23 HARTH/SOOJUNG KAE/CHANG U CHOI, “Red Canopy,” issued May 2011.

KSE #198 (3-inch cdr), MATAMOROS (Derek Rogers & Lee Dockery), “Five-Toned Rows,” issued June-July 2011.

KSE #196 (3-inch CDR), SMOKEY EMERY, “Incident at Town Lake,” issued September 2011.

KSE #191 (3-inch CDR), MASSIMO MAGEE & TIM GREEN, “Direct To Tape”, issued May-June 2011.

and VERY limited numbers left on the following, order these NOW or go without!

KSE #194 (3-inch cdr), VENISON WHIRLED (Lisa Cameron), “XIBALBA”, issued April 2011.

KSE #186, (3-inch CDR), PARASHI, “Zone of Alienation.”  Issued March 2011.

KSE #185, (3-inch CDR), BELLTONESUICIDE, “non-conformist.” Issued March 2011.

November 16, 2011

R. Lee Dockery, “Live at the Salvage Vanguard Theater” (KSE #203, 3-inch cdr), now available!

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R. LEE DOCKERY

“Live at The Salvage Vanguard Theater”

KSE # 203, 3-inch CDR

$5.00 ppd., payment via paypal to django5722(at)yahoo(d0t)com

 

Bassist/string player/composer/raconteur Lee Dockery has become a strong presence on the Austin experimental music scene over the last year or two, first with duo performances with Derek Rogers (prior to DR’s move to Los Angeles) as “Matamoros” (and you can still get their duo CDR “Five Toned Rows” on KSE…check our available items), then with spellbinding solo performances merging harmonically rich waves of bass-drone with carefully composed electronics and bursts of improvisation, appearing at both Floating Drones evenings,  the Lyr*I*Cism Festival, the KSE Anniversary Concert, and most recently the KSE Psychedelic Disaster Whirl, where I had the privilege of doing a poetry-and-music set with him. He’s also played regularly in smaller local events, doing  gigs at clubs/bars all over Austin with most of the active musicians playing drone/free-improv/noise music, and like many Austin artists, he’s got a number of side projects with different groupings of musicians.  He’s very respected among his colleagues (and just for the record, he’s my wife Mary Anne’s favorite Austin musician!), and we are pleased to have a second Lee Dockery release (after the Matamoros disc) on KSE, this one documenting his spellbinding set at the Lyr*I*Cism Festival at the Salvage Vanguard Theatre in Austin in April 2011.

Consistent with his unpretentious no-BS personality, there is no fancy title for the piece, no references to semiotics or allusions to string theory, simply the kind of intelligently structured (too many performers in the drone-ambient community have no compositional skills and/or have tedious minds when it comes to improvisation) and excitingly improvised swirling, ebbing and flowing, drone-study that can take you to both a mountain in Tibet and to New York traffic at rush-hour, with a painterly approach to texture, and with hints of church organ, Velvets feedback, and resonating metal. It’s 18 minutes of sonic bliss from a contemporary Texas master, and it’s the kind of thing I put on and drift with for hours, seamless, yet ever-changing. Honestly, this is a gem of a CDR, and I’m glad Derek Rogers (who engineered) had the foresight the document Lee’s performance that night. Now YOU can share in the experience if you were not there (and re-experience it if you were)…for only $5, postpaid anywhere. It’s a hand-numbered, hand-assembled edition of 85 copies, and half of them are gone already. The cover image comes from a series of photos I made in Galveston in 2010 and will put you in a place and a mood consistent this piece…

Lee’s performances are always different and always worthwhile (he was also part of the seamless multi-artist, four-hour no-break dronefest Continuance: Another Night of Sustained Tones in September, a concept I hope will be revisited soon…we should have two of those annually, IMHO…), so catch him if you can when in Austin…he will also be an important part of a KSE event we are planning for late April 2012 (can’t discuss it yet, but most of the pieces are in place now)

And why not enjoy some of the other fine literary and musical offerings from Kendra Steiner Editions…

KSE #196, SMOKEY EMERY, “Incident at Town Lake”  (mini- CDR, $5)

KSE #205, ST 37, “K B D P” (mini-cdr, $5)

KSE #206, ERNESTO DIAZ-INFANTE, “Emilio” (32 tracks of solo bajo sexto, a tour-de-force, full-sized cdr, $7)

KSE #197, A.J. KAUFMANN,  “Love Lions of Paris”    $5 ppd. anywhere (poetry chapbook from this contemporary Polish post-modern master)

KSE #193, MICHAEL CASEY, “The Wall Board Knife”         $5 ppd. anywhere (poetry chapbook from the author of MILLRAT and OBSCENITIES, painfully funny workplace poems from one of America’s most distinctive voices)

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

please include a note with order stating which items you want…thanks!

and these amazing KSE releases are still available:

3″ mini-cdr’s ($5.00 each, ppd.)

KSE #204 (3-inch CDR), XANTHOCEPHALUS, “3 W B”

KSE #202 (3-inch CDR), BOOK OF SHADOWS, “Poppets and Strings.”

KSE #198 ( 3-inch CDR), MATAMOROS  (R. Lee Dockery and Derek Rogers), “Five-Toned Rows”

KSE #191 (3-inch CDR), Massimo Magee & Tim Green, “Direct To Tape.”

KSE #200 (3-inch CDR), Alfred 23 Harth/Soojung Kae/Chang U Choi, “Red Canopy.”

KSE #194 (3-inch CDR), Venison Whirled, “Xibalba.”

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full-sized CDR’s ($7.00 each, ppd.)

KSE #199 (CDR), Brent Fariss, “Four Environments….Collapsing.”

KSE #189 (CDR), Nick Hennies, “Objects.”

KSE #175 (CDR),  Alfred 23 Harth, “Micro-Saxo-Phone, Edition  III.”

KSE #201 (CDR), Andreas Brandal, “Disturbing The Dust.”

KSE #206 (CDR), Bill Shute, “Junk Sculpture from the New Gilded Age.” (2nd spoken-word poetry album)

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poetry chapbooks ($5 each, ppd.):

KSE #185, Michael Layne Heath, “Jazzbo Wind.”

KSE #181, John Sweet, “Continuum.”

KSE #187, Bill Shute, “Surrounded by the Moment.” Sound Library Series, Volume 60.

KSE #174,  Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal, “Digging a Grave.”

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As always, thanks for your support of KSE and of micro-presses and micro-labels everywhere.

October 29, 2011

Smokey Emery, “Incident At Town Lake” (KSE #196, 3-inch cdr)…now available!

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SMOKEY EMERY

“Incident At Town Lake”

(KSE #196, 3-inch CDR)

$5.00 postpaid anywhere, via  paypal to django5722(at)yahoo(dot)com

Smokey Emery is the alter-ego of Austin sound artist Daniel Hipólito, whose live manipulation of multiple vintage tape-players (with tapes containing both found material and his own musical creations) is incredibly physical (reminding me of turntable artists such as Christian Marclay) and produces amazing multi-layered drone compositions that are uniquely textured as they are tape-derived…I first saw Daniel perform at the Slow Pump dronefest last March and was blown away by the originality of his conception and the elastic drone harmonies he was able to produce in performance. Of course, there needed to be a Smokey Emery release on KSE, and Daniel was kind enough to go into the studio and produce this two-track  twenty-minute  gem that captures everything that is unique about the Smokey Emery experience. Daniel also gave a mesmerizing performance at the KSE Psychedelic Disaster Whirl and was one of the best performers at the seamless-drone evening ‘Continuance: Another Night of Sustained Tones’ in September. It’s an honor to present his work to the world outside Austin…and to remind those in Austin of what a force-of-nature we have here.

A cdr you can listen to all afternoon   …   and tomorrow. $5 ppd.

And while you are ordering that, why not also try these other recent releases:

KSE #203, R. LEE DOCKERY, “Live at the Salvage Vanguard Theater” (mini-cdr, $5)

KSE #205, ST 37, “K B D P” (mini-cdr, $5)

KSE #206, ERNESTO DIAZ-INFANTE, “Emilio” (32 tracks of solo bajo sexto, a tour-de-force, full-sized cdr, $7)

KSE #197, A.J. KAUFMANN,  “Love Lions of Paris”    $5 ppd. anywhere (poetry chapbook from this contemporary Polish post-modern master)

KSE #193, MICHAEL CASEY, “The Wall Board Knife”         $5 ppd. anywhere (poetry chapbook from the author of MILLRAT and OBSCENITIES, painfully funny workplace poems from one of America’s most distinctive voices)

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

please include a note with order stating which items you want…thanks!

and these amazing KSE releases are still available:

3″ mini-cdr’s ($5.00 each, ppd.)

KSE #204 (3-inch CDR), XANTHOCEPHALUS, “3 W B”

KSE #202 (3-inch CDR), BOOK OF SHADOWS, “Poppets and Strings.”

KSE #198 ( 3-inch CDR), MATAMOROS  (R. Lee Dockery and Derek Rogers), “Five-Toned Rows”

KSE #191 (3-inch CDR), Massimo Magee & Tim Green, “Direct To Tape.”

KSE #200 (3-inch CDR), Alfred 23 Harth/Soojung Kae/Chang U Choi, “Red Canopy.”

KSE #194 (3-inch CDR), Venison Whirled, “Xibalba.”

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full-sized CDR’s ($7.00 each, ppd.)

KSE #199 (CDR), Brent Fariss, “Four Environments….Collapsing.”

KSE #189 (CDR), Nick Hennies, “Objects.”

KSE #175 (CDR),  Alfred 23 Harth, “Micro-Saxo-Phone, Edition  III.”

KSE #201 (CDR), Andreas Brandal, “Disturbing The Dust.”

KSE #206 (CDR), Bill Shute, “Junk Sculpture from the New Gilded Age.” (2nd spoken-word poetry album)

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poetry chapbooks ($5 each, ppd.):

KSE #185, Michael Layne Heath, “Jazzbo Wind.”

KSE #181, John Sweet, “Continuum.”

KSE #187, Bill Shute, “Surrounded by the Moment.” Sound Library Series, Volume 60.

KSE #174,  Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal, “Digging a Grave.”

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As always, thanks for your support of KSE and of micro-presses and micro-labels everywhere.

 

September 1, 2011

2 new poetry books, 2 new experimental music cdr’s now available…

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I will get writeups on these 4 new releases up on the blog in the coming weeks, but they are available for purchase NOW:

new poetry chapbooks:

   KSE #197, A.J. KAUFMANN,  “Love Lions of Paris”    $5 ppd. anywhere

KSE #193, MICHAEL CASEY, “The Wall Board Knife”         $5 ppd. anywhere

new experimental music 3″-cdr’s

KSE #196, SMOKEY EMERY, “Incident At Town Lake”     $5 ppd. anywhere

KSE #203, R. LEE DOCKERY, “Live at the Salvage Vanguard Theater”     $5 ppd. anywhere

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all four items above are available NOW:

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

please include a note with order stating which items you want…thanks!

and these amazing KSE releases are still available:

3″ mini-cdr’s ($5.00 each, ppd.)

KSE #204 (3-inch CDR), XANTHOCEPHALUS, “3 W B”

KSE #202 (3-inch CDR), BOOK OF SHADOWS, “Poppets and Strings.”

KSE #198 ( 3-inch CDR), MATAMOROS  (R. Lee Dockery and Derek Rogers), “Five-Toned Rows”

KSE #191 (3-inch CDR), Massimo Magee & Tim Green, “Direct To Tape.”

KSE #200 (3-inch CDR), Alfred 23 Harth/Soojung Kae/Chang U Choi, “Red Canopy.”

KSE #194 (3-inch CDR), Venison Whirled, “Xibalba.”

KSE #185 (3-inch CDR), Belltonesuicide, “non-conformist.”

KSE #186 (3-inch CDR), Parashi, “Zone of Alienation.”

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full-sized CDR’s ($7.00 each, ppd.)

KSE #199 (CDR), Brent Fariss, “Four Environments….Collapsing.”

KSE #189 (CDR), Nick Hennies, “Objects.”

KSE #175 (CDR),  Alfred 23 Harth, “Micro-Saxo-Phone, Edition  III.”

KSE #201 (CDR), Andreas Brandal, “Disturbing The Dust.”

KSE #206 (CDR), Bill Shute, “Junk Sculpture from the New Gilded Age.” (2nd spoken-word poetry album)

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poetry chapbooks ($5 each, ppd.):

KSE #193, Michael Casey, “The Wall Board Knife.”

KSE #185, Michael Layne Heath, “Jazzbo Wind.”

KSE #181, John Sweet, “Continuum.”

KSE #187, Bill Shute, “Surrounded by the Moment.” Sound Library Series, Volume 60.

KSE #174,  Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal, “Digging a Grave.”

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As always, thanks for your support of KSE and of micro-presses and micro-labels everywhere.

We’re hoping to  have another KSE live event in Austin TX on October 16…details are still being worked out,  but the lineup will include the following KSE artists:

ST-37

SMOKEY EMERY

R. LEE DOCKERY

BOOK OF SHADOWS

August 19, 2011

XANTHOCEPHALUS, “3 W B” (KSE #204, 3-inch cdr), now available!

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X A N T H O C E P H A L U S

” 3 W B “

(KSE #204, 3-inch cdr),              $5.00 ppd. anywhere

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

XANTHOCEPHALUS is the solo project of Brooklyn’s  Russ Aldertone, ex-member of The Wobblies, man behind the superb ALDERTONE album of a few years back, and co-leader of URKAS with Mike “Parashi” Griffin. Bassist, electronic composer, and ornithologist (a serious field recorder of birds and student of bird calls/songs), Russ (like fellow bassist Brent Fariss, KSE #201) is interested in the textures and the harmonic layers the bass can bring to the field of drone composition (Russ plays an electric bass, Brent an acoustic), using a variety of effects to treat the sound of the bass, and incorporating found recordings of birds (in this case, a Three-Wattled Bellbird recorded in Monteverde, Costa Rica, hence the “3 W B” of the title). The deep, resonant layers of treated bass provide a kind of “environment” in which the birds can exist, an aural bird habitat, and the humidity and the thick foliage and the ponds and streams and the sounds of LIFE are all there in the composition “3 W B”. Again, the 3″ cdr (this piece runs 17:02) is the perfect format for a rich, dense, yet space-filled piece such as this, which one can easily program to “repeat” and spend an afternoon with. Russ has been doing some fascinating and important work recently, and we at KSE are proud to issue a choice example of Russ Aldetone’s unique work.

Just last week, Russ was interviewed on the Columbia University radio station and featured 3 W B during his hour-long appearance, but he also performed live in the studio, and that piece (called CHSP) is presently up for free listening on Soundcloud. Give it a listen, and then order a copy of 3 W B. Hand-numbered, hand-assembled edition of 83 copies, only $5 postpaid anywhere.      

http://soundcloud.com/aldertone/chsp

XANTHOCEPHALUS will be performing this Friday 26 August at the wonderful Spotty Dog in Hudson, NY (where I did poetry-music performances with Rambutan and Parashi in May)…if you are in the NY Hudson Valley or in Western Massachusetts, don’t miss this rare opportunity to experience the LIVE Xanthocephalus/Russ Alderton experience. Hudson NY will never be the same.

XANTHOCEPHALUS, “3 W B” (KSE #204, 3-inch cdr),     $5.00 ppd. anywhere,        payment via paypal to                    django5722(at)yahoo(d0t)com

And while you are ordering it, why not also pick up some of our other forward-thinking KSE cdr music releases:

3″ mini-cdr’s ($5.00 each, ppd.)

KSE #202 (3-inch CDR), BOOK OF SHADOWS, “Poppets and Strings.”

KSE #198 ( 3-inch CDR), MATAMOROS  (R. Lee Dockery and Derek Rogers), “Five-Toned Rows”

KSE #191 (3-inch CDR), Massimo Magee & Tim Green, “Direct To Tape.”

KSE #200 (3-inch CDR), Alfred 23 Harth/Soojung Kae/Chang U Choi, “Red Canopy.”

KSE #194 (3-inch CDR), Venison Whirled, “Xibalba.”

KSE #185 (3-inch CDR), Belltonesuicide, “non-conformist.”

KSE #186 (3-inch CDR), Parashi, “Zone of Alienation.”

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full-sized CDR’s ($7.00 each, ppd.)

KSE #199 (CDR), Brent Fariss, “Four Environments….Collapsing.”

KSE #189 (CDR), Nick Hennies, “Objects.”

KSE #175 (CDR),  Alfred 23 Harth, “Micro-Saxo-Phone, Edition  III.”

KSE #201 (CDR), Andreas Brandal, “Disturbing The Dust.”

KSE #206 (CDR), Bill Shute, “Junk Sculpture from the New Gilded Age.” (2nd spoken-word poetry album)

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

(note: to speed up your order, please send a note along with paypal payment listing numbers/titles of items ordered…thanks!)

As always, thanks for your support of KSE and of micro-presses and micro-labels everywhere.

August 13, 2011

BOOK OF SHADOWS, “Poppets and Strings” (KSE #202, 3-inch cdr), now available

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BOOK  OF  SHADOWS

“Poppets and Strings”

KSE #202 (3-inch cdr),      $5.00  ppd.  anywhere

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

Over more than a decade, some 25 releases (on such esteemed labels as Ruralfaune and Reverb Worship) and countless shows, Austin’s  BOOK OF SHADOWS  has been creating unique, spiritually charged, higher-key psychedelic soundscapes that transcend category.  Austin is full of tie-dyed psychedelic revivalists who would not know what to do with forward-thinking timeless communal music-making like what BOOK OF SHADOWS creates, because B. O. S. creates music that, like Ya Ho Wa 13 or Psychic TV, grows out of spiritual practice and as such has no boundaries and follows no script. It is celebratory and takes in all of the elements. One could drop references such as Beat of the Earth, Mahogany Brain, Two Virgins-era Yoko Ono, or Kendra Smith, but Book of Shadows’ Sharon and Carlton Crutcher are so far outside the loop of “influences” and considerations of what’s hip this year, that that does not matter. They represent the purest strain of the ever-evolving Texas higherkey psychedelic tradition, and POPPETS AND STRINGS brings us two  9+ minute excursions, one recorded outside in the woods, one a home recording. Perhaps because the Crutchers live in a small town and NOT in some apartment on S. Congress, their music is made from the water and the thunder and the soil and the sky, and thus we lose all sense of time as Sharon’s wordless vocals speak to us in a universal language of feeling and the electronics and guitars and keyboards melt and flow and shimmer and glow. Of Book of Shadows, Julian Cope wrote, “like the best psychedelia, listeners never know which track is playing, where the last one ended or when the next one began,” and that’s also true with POPPETS AND STRINGS.  This is the real thing, folks…and having seen Book of Shadows live, I can attest that the musicians attain a higher state during their performance, and wherever they perform becomes a sacred space. They bring an all-new interpretation to the phrase “Lift The Bandstand.”

We’re honored to feature the music of these Texas psychedelic pioneers on KSE, and the nearly 20 minutes of music featured here is potent and gets deeper with each listen. You can, literally, push the “repeat” button and spend an afternoon with this music, and like the best psychedelia, when you turn it off and step back into the outside environment, you hear THAT music, your ears and your brain have been opened and rewired, and you realize that the music is everywhere…and that “everything that is, is holy.”

“Poppets and Strings,” KSE #202, only $5.00 postpaid anywhere.

And while you are ordering it, why not also pick up some of our other forward-thinking KSE cdr music releases:

3″ mini-cdr’s ($5.00 each, ppd.)

KSE #204 (3-inch CDR), XANTHOCEPHALUS, “3 W B.”

KSE #198 ( 3-inch CDR), MATAMOROS  (R. Lee Dockery and Derek Rogers), “Five-Toned Rows”

KSE #191 (3-inch CDR), Massimo Magee & Tim Green, “Direct To Tape.”

KSE #200 (3-inch CDR), Alfred 23 Harth/Soojung Kae/Chang U Choi, “Red Canopy.”

KSE #194 (3-inch CDR), Venison Whirled, “Xibalba.”

KSE #185 (3-inch CDR), Belltonesuicide, “non-conformist.”

KSE #186 (3-inch CDR), Parashi, “Zone of Alienation.”

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full-sized CDR’s ($7.00 each, ppd.)

KSE #199 (CDR), Brent Fariss, “Four Environments….Collapsing.”

KSE #189 (CDR), Nick Hennies, “Objects.”

KSE #175 (CDR),  Alfred 23 Harth, “Micro-Saxo-Phone, Edition  III.”

KSE #201 (CDR), Andreas Brandal, “Disturbing The Dust.”

KSE #206 (CDR), Bill Shute, “Junk Sculpture from the New Gilded Age.” (2nd spoken-word poetry album)

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

(note: to speed up your order, please send a note along with paypal payment listing numbers/titles of items ordered…thanks!)

As always, thanks for your support of KSE and of micro-presses and micro-labels everywhere.

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August 9, 2011

welcome to Vital Weekly readers: presently available music from KSE

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welcome to readers referred here from Vital Weekly #792…

so you don’t have to look all over this blog to find CDR ordering info, here it is along with what’s presently available:

3″ mini-cdr’s ($5.00 each, ppd.)

KSE #202 (3-inch CDR), BOOK OF SHADOWS, “Poppets and Strings”

KSE #204 (3-inch CDR), XANTHOCEPHALUS, “3 W B.”

KSE #198 ( 3-inch CDR), MATAMOROS  (R. Lee Dockery and Derek Rogers), “Five-Toned Rows”

KSE #191 (3-inch CDR), Massimo Magee & Tim Green, “Direct To Tape.”

KSE #200 (3-inch CDR), Alfred 23 Harth/Soojung Kae/Chang U Choi, “Red Canopy.”

KSE #194 (3-inch CDR), Venison Whirled, “Xibalba.”

KSE #185 (3-inch CDR), Belltonesuicide, “non-conformist.”

KSE #186 (3-inch CDR), Parashi, “Zone of Alienation.”

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full-sized CDR’s ($7.00 each, ppd.)

KSE #199 (CDR), Brent Fariss, “Four Environments….Collapsing.”

KSE #189 (CDR), Nick Hennies, “Objects.”

KSE #175 (CDR),  Alfred 23 Harth, “Micro-Saxo-Phone, Edition  III.”

KSE #201 (CDR), Andreas Brandal, “Disturbing The Dust.”

KSE #206 (CDR), Bill Shute, “Junk Sculpture from the New Gilded Age.” (2nd spoken-word poetry album)

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

(note: to speed up your order, please send a note along with paypal payment listing numbers/titles of items ordered…thanks!)

As always, thanks for your support of KSE and of micro-presses and micro-labels everywhere.

August 3, 2011

Brent Fariss, “Four Environments…Collapsing” (KSE #199, CDR), now available!

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BRENT FARISS

“Four Environments…Collapsing”

KSE #199, full-sized CDR

$7.00 ppd. anywhere, payment via paypal, to django5722(at)yahoo(dot)com

Proud to welcome Austin-based composer-musician-sound artist BRENT FARISS into the KSE family with FOUR ENVIRONMENTS…COLLAPSING (KSE #199), a new work of contemporary composition integrating string bass, treated string bass, field recordings, electronics, recordings made of music played in seemingly “haunted” settings, snippets of decontextualized speech, etc. All masterfully integrated into four different pieces, each one with special attention paid to texture. TEXTURE: whether we are talking about the brittle, astringent yet rubbery tone of Steve Lacy’s soprano sax, the layering of crayon and pencil on a Cy Twombly canvas, the chunks of grain and blur in the cinema of Warhol or Andy Milligan, the tense and brittle and elliptical flow of the lines in a later Tennessee Williams play, or the infinite layers within a limited pitch range found in the microtonal pieces of John Cage, an attention to TEXTURE is often the most sensually satisfying and the most memorable aspect of a work in any artistic discipline, that quality that sticks with one like peanut butter in the roof of one’s mouth or like the tastes and sounds and smells of a satisfying romantic encounter. The contrabass is an instrument uniquely able to create a wide variety of textures and microtonal subtleties, and Brent Fariss is a master of the instrument…and a man who is always thinking in terms of composition, bringing in ideas from Fluxus figures such as Benjamin Patterson and Dick Higgins to expand the possibilities of sound recording, of moving sound recording closer toward the state of intermedia process. Forgetting the jargon, it’s music that is emotionally jarring and intellectually interesting, that takes the THINGS of everyday Texas existence and integrates them into the composition.

I could go on and on about the creation and recording of this album, but like love, it’s better to experience it than to analyze it. With the wonderful Austin New Music Co-op (where I first encountered him), Brent Fariss has performed works by Arnold Dreyblatt, Pauline Oliveros, Cornelius Cardew, Radu Malfatti, Phil Niblock, and Michael Pisaro…and (perhaps at the other end of the spectrum, perhaps not) is a member of Austin’s ground-breaking, genre-smashing band WACO GIRLS. He has also worked extensively with Rick Reed, and the pair are currently at work on a long-term project called THE DEEP DREAM DECODERS, that will integrate elements of dream life and the dream world into music. We can hardly wait for that! At the KSE 5th Anniversary Concert the other night in Austin, Brent did a solo set consisting of a live performance of the title piece (one of four pieces on the album) AND a trio set with Mr. Reed and with Bill Thompson, musician-composer formerly of Austin and now of London, UK. You can watch some of Brent’s solo set on You Tube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQCm0wSAffw .

FOUR ENVIRONMENTS…COLLAPSING is a fascinating work that grows and gives up more of its secrets with each listen, all the while raising new questions, and the snippets of decontextualized speech give the album a kind of submerged narrative that sucks the listener in, as if we are listening intently at a keyhole or hearing voices of neighbors through a wall. It will satisfy those seeking the ultimate drone-noise high and it will fascinate those seeking cutting-edge contemporary composition…it’s also 100% Texan and as such has a dusty, high and lonesome beauty to it. Hand-numbered, hand-assembled edition of 89 copies, only $7 postpaid anywhere.

I circulated some advance copies of this in western Massachusetts, in Pittsburgh, and in the New York Hudson Valley when I was back there in May, and FOUR ENVIRONMENTS commanded a lot of attention from the musicians, poets, and artists I met. It will surely become an album YOU play and think about often, and it may well lead you to experiment further in whatever artistic discipline YOU work in. I know it has inspired me as a poet!!!

Get your copy while you can…

3″ mini-cdr’s ($5.00 each, ppd.)

KSE #198 ( 3-inch CDR), MATAMOROS  (R. Lee Dockery and Derek Rogers), “Five-Toned Rows”

KSE #191 (3-inch CDR), Massimo Magee & Tim Green, “Direct To Tape.”

KSE #200 (3-inch CDR), Alfred 23 Harth/Soojung Kae/Chang U Choi, “Red Canopy.”

KSE #194 (3-inch CDR), Venison Whirled, “Xibalba.”

KSE #185 (3-inch CDR), Belltonesuicide, “non-conformist.”

KSE #186 (3-inch CDR), Parashi, “Zone of Alienation.”

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full-sized CDR’s ($7.00 each, ppd.)

KSE #201 (CDR), Andreas Brandal, “Disturbing The Dust.”

KSE #189 (CDR), Nick Hennies, “Objects.”

KSE #175 (CDR),  Alfred 23 Harth, “Micro-Saxo-Phone, Edition  III.”

payment via paypal to    django5722(at)yahoo(dot)com   (note: to speed up your order, please send a note along with paypal payment listing numbers/titles of items ordered…thanks!)

As always, thanks for your support of KSE and of micro-presses and micro-labels everywhere.

July 17, 2011

Matamoros, “Five-Toned Rows” (KSE #198, 3-inch cdr) now available!

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MATAMOROS  (R. Lee Dockery and Derek Rogers)

“Five-Toned Rows”

KSE #198, 3-inch CDR

recorded live at the Arthouse at the Jones Center, Austin, Texas, April 1, 2011

The hypnotic “Five Toned Rows,” both cavernous and shimmering, is an excerpt from a two-hour performance by Matamoros that was part of the “Rehearsal at the Astoria” installation by UK artist Graham Hudson, which ran for two months at Austin’s Arthouse and incorporated live musicians creating sounds that were “not formal concerts or performances” but “music with the wires hanging out, fragile and with chance, more open.”  It was a Friday evening in Austin, around the end of the workday, with thousands of sealed, air-conditioned SUV’s containing men and women in business attire driving down Congress Avenue past the Arthouse, headed for dinner in the suburbs and Austin’s many bedroom communities, oblivious to the goings-on in that building on the northwest corner of 7th and Congress that they’d never entered before or even thought about. But inside, among the scaffolding and the fragments meant to evoke London’s now-demolished Astoria Theatre, described by the artist as “ghost-like,” DEREK ROGERS and R. LEE DOCKERY (together, as the duo MATAMOROS) were creating the haunting music found on FIVE TONED ROWS. Beginning with keyboards suggesting some sinister sideshow from Purgatory, the music begins to unfold and deepen, with percussion, distant wordless vocals, electronics and sampled sound, and bowed upright bass, capturing the mystery and the muted grandeur of the long-gone Astoria. This is a cdr that creates an atmosphere, an environment wherever you play it—-it begins in medias res and trails off as uneventfully as a squatter slipping out a side door when the sun comes up and the first employees arrive. And you must hit the “repeat” button and play it again.

MATAMOROS played a handful of live shows in Austin before Derek Rogers relocated to Los Angeles at the end of June, and this live recording is a valuable document of the duo (studio recordings also exist and will no doubt continue to be made long-distance) that will be missed on the Austin experimental music scene. This is Derek’s third release for KSE, his two earlier works long out of print. R. Lee Dockery is a bassist and electronic musician who has gotten a lot of attention for his standout performances at the Floating Drones festival and the Lyr*I*Cism festival in Austin, and he’ll be doing a solo set at the KSE Anniversary Concert on July 31st. His set at Lyr*I*Cism will be issued this fall as a KSE 3″ cdr.

As always with KSE 3″ cdr releases, while there is only 19 minutes of music on a disc so small you can slip it in your shirt-pocket, it’s meant to be a complete and satisfying trip. These are pieces not meant to run an hour, but to present such an intriguing and rich sound environment that 19 minutes is more than satisfying, and we hope also endlessly fascinating.

It will be sold out in a few months, so get yours now while you can, in a hand-made, hand-numbered edition of 89 copies.

It’s available for $5, postpaid anywhere, via paypal…payment to django5722(at)yahoo(dot)com.

Please include a note w/ yr paypal payment telling me which release(s) you are purchasing. And while you are at it, why not sample some of our other forward-thinking poetry and music releases:

CHAPBOOKS/CDR’s  NOW AVAILABLE:

poetry chapbooks ($5 each, ppd.):

KSE #193, Michael Casey, “The Wall Board Knife.”

KSE #187, Bill Shute, “Surrounded by the Moment.” Sound Library Series, Volume 60.

KSE #185, Michael Layne Heath, “Jazzbo Wind.”

KSE #181, John Sweet, “Continuum.”

KSE #174,  Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal, “Digging a Grave.”

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3″ mini-cdr’s ($5.00 each, ppd.)

KSE #191 (3-inch CDR), Massimo Magee & Tim Green, “Direct To Tape.”

KSE #200 (3-inch CDR), Alfred 23 Harth/Soojung Kae/Chang U Choi, “Red Canopy.”

KSE #194 (3-inch CDR), Venison Whirled, “Xibalba.”

KSE #185 (3-inch CDR), Belltonesuicide, “non-conformist.”

KSE #186 (3-inch CDR), Parashi, “Zone of Alienation.”

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full-sized CDR’s ($7.00 each, ppd.)

KSE #201 (CDR), Andreas Brandal, “Disturbing The Dust.”

KSE #199 (CDR), Brent Fariss, “Four Environments…Collapsing.”

KSE #189 (CDR), Nick Hennies, “Objects.”

KSE #175 (CDR),  Alfred 23 Harth, “Micro-Saxo-Phone, Edition  III.”

payment via paypal to    django5722(at)yahoo(dot)com   (note: to speed up your order, please send a note along with paypal payment listing numbers/titles of items ordered…thanks!)

As always, thanks for your support of KSE and of micro-presses and micro-labels everywhere.

And don’t forget, on July 31st, the Church of the Friendly Ghost presents the KENDRA STEINER EDITIONS 5th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT, at the Salvage Vanguard Theater in Austin, Texas, featuring Greg Stuart, Nick Hennies, Brent Fariss, Rick Reed, Venison Whirled (Lisa Cameron), Vanessa Rosetto, and R. Lee Dockery, with visuals by Laurel Barickman of Recspec. Admission only $5.

July 15, 2011

Andreas Brandal, “Disturbing The Dust” (KSE #201, full-sized CDR) now available!

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ANDREAS  BRANDAL

“DISTURBING THE DUST”

(KSE #201, full-sized CDR)

$7.00 ppd. anywhere, pay via paypal to django5722(at)yahoo(dot)com

   For 15 years, ANDREAS BRANDAL (from Bergen, in western Norway), has been one of the most interesting and satisfying composer-performers in the drone-ambient-noise field, issuing dozens of dense, multi-textured albums that have satisfied everyone from psychedelic travellers looking for the ultimate higherkey fix to noise-hounds looking for the ultimate jackhammer-industrial-metallic-grind bliss. When we first started the music half of KSE, Brandal was one of the first artists contacted, and he graciously offered us the long-sold-out 3″ cdr MINUS. For his second KSE release, knowing of our literary orientation, Mr. Brandal composed and realized a new seven-part drone epic that’s inspired by T. S. Eliot’s FOUR QUARTETS (the one Eliot piece that is essential), the poet’s ultimate meditation on existential questions of mortality and purpose, and using a phrase from the text to label each of the seven movements here, from the initial probing of Disturbing the Dust to the depths of Empty Desolation to the disquieting, self-reflexive  finale of Arriving Where We Started, Brandal takes us on a harrowing trip inside the psyche, with rare flashes of guitar, violin, and keyboard textures woven into the industrial fabric of the piece. It’s already being praised as Brandal’s most ambitious work, and we are honored that such an important piece is being issued on our label. It will be sold out in a few months, so get yours now while you can, in a hand-made, hand-numbered edition of 99 copies.

It’s available for $7, postpaid anywhere, via paypal…payment to django5722(at)yahoo(dot)com.

Please include a note w/ yr paypal payment telling me which release(s) you are purchasing. And while you are at it, why not sample some of our other forward-thinking poetry and music releases:

CHAPBOOKS/CDR’s  NOW AVAILABLE:

poetry chapbooks ($5 each, ppd.):

KSE #193, Michael Casey, “The Wall Board Knife.”

KSE #187, Bill Shute, “Surrounded by the Moment.” Sound Library Series, Volume 60.

KSE #185, Michael Layne Heath, “Jazzbo Wind.”

KSE #181, John Sweet, “Continuum.”

KSE #174,  Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal, “Digging a Grave.”

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3″ mini-cdr’s ($5.00 each, ppd.)

KSE #198 (3-inch cdr), MATAMOROS (Derek Rogers & Lee Dockery), “Five-Toned Rows.”

KSE #191 (3-inch CDR), Massimo Magee & Tim Green, “Direct To Tape.”

KSE #200 (3-inch CDR), Alfred 23 Harth/Soojung Kae/Chang U Choi, “Red Canopy.”

KSE #194 (3-inch CDR), Venison Whirled, “Xibalba.”

KSE #185 (3-inch CDR), Belltonesuicide, “non-conformist.”

KSE #186 (3-inch CDR), Parashi, “Zone of Alienation.”

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full-sized CDR’s ($7.00 each, ppd.)

KSE #199 (CDR), Brent Fariss, “Four Environments…Collapsing.”

KSE #189 (CDR), Nick Hennies, “Objects.”

KSE #175 (CDR),  Alfred 23 Harth, “Micro-Saxo-Phone, Edition  III.”

KSE #171 (CDR), Bill Shute, “San Antonio Sky Songs.”  40+ minute spoken-word poetry CDR of material from 2006-2009

payment via paypal to    django5722(at)yahoo(dot)com   (note: to speed up your order, please send a note along with paypal payment listing numbers/titles of items ordered…thanks!)

As always, thanks for your support of KSE and of micro-presses and micro-labels everywhere.

And don’t forget, on July 31st, the Church of the Friendly Ghost presents the KENDRA STEINER EDITIONS 5th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT, at the Salvage Vanguard Theater in Austin, Texas, featuring Greg Stuart, Nick Hennies, Brent Fariss, Rick Reed, Venison Whirled (Lisa Cameron), Vanessa Rosetto, and R. Lee Dockery, with visuals by Laurel Barickman of Recspec. Admission only $5.

June 1, 2011

KSE release schedule for Summer 2011

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ADDENDUM, JULY 17, 2011: the release schedule below has turned out to be a little bit too ambitious, so we’ve fallen behind a bit, but all releases will come out…just a few weeks or a month late…keep checking the blog announcements as the new releases appear…

Back now from 12 days in the Northeast—-visiting friends and relatives, but also hustling KSE releases and my own poetry, with readings and/or poetry-music collaborations at the Upstate Artists Guild in Albany NY, Flying Object Books in Hadley MA, The Spotty Dog in Hudson NY, and an interview on WMUA-FM in Amherst MA. I’m still processing orders that came in while I was gone, and new orders will be processed within a few days (as always), but I’m going  to take a little break from KSE activities for a week or so, and then come back tanned and rested and ready for a strong summer release schedule and (tentatively) an evening of KSE musical artists in Austin at the end of July. I’m working an odd schedule this summer, starting at 6:25 a.m. and doing ten hours a day, four days a week. So things will be different…

There are a number of fine releases in-hand (some of which I was distributing advance promo copies of back East), so I’m setting up a release schedule from now through the end of August:

JUNE 15

KSE #200 (3-inch cdr), ALFRED 23 HARTH/SOOJUNG KAE/CHANG U CHOI, “Red Canopy.”

 

JUNE 25

KSE #201, (CDR), ANDREAS BRANDAL, “Disturbing The Dust.”

 

JULY 4

KSE #193 (poetry chapbook), MICHAEL CASEY, “The Wall Board Knife.”

 

JULY 8

KSE #203 (poetry chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “Separated From The Sparrows” (Sound Library Series, Volume 61).

 

JULY 17

KSE #198 (3-inch cdr), MATAMOROS (Derek Rogers & Lee Dockery), “Five-Toned Rows.”

 

JULY 25

KSE #199 (CDR), BRENT FARISS, “Four Environments…Collapsing.”

 

AUGUST 3

KSE #197 (poetry chapbook), A.J. KAUFMANN, “Love Lions.”

 

AUGUST 10

KSE #202, (3-inch cdr), BOOK OF SHADOWS, “Poppets and Strings.”

 

AUGUST 28

KSE #204 (3-inch cdr), XANTHOCEPHALUS, “3WB.”

 

SEPTEMBER 20

KSE #205 (3-inch cdr), SMOKEY EMERY (aka Daniel Hipolito), “Incident at Town Lake.”

 

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and many of the Fall 2011 music and poetry releases are also set, but those will be announced later…

want to help make these releases happen? Then please buy some of our PRESENT releases…

CHAPBOOKS/CDR’s  NOW AVAILABLE:

poetry chapbooks ($5 each, ppd.):

KSE #187, Bill Shute, “Surrounded by the Moment.” Sound Library Series, Volume 60.

KSE #185, Michael Layne Heath, “Jazzbo Wind.”

KSE #181, John Sweet, “Continuum.”

KSE #180, Bill Shute, “Autumn.” Sound Library Series, Volume 59.

KSE #174,  Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal, “Digging a Grave.”

KSE #173,  Bill Shute, “Butterfly Mind.” Sound Library Series, Volume 58.

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3″ mini-cdr’s ($5.00 each, ppd.)

KSE #191 (3-inch CDR), Massimo Magee & Tim Green, “Direct To Tape.”

KSE #200 (3-inch CDR), Alfred 23 Harth/Soojung Kae/Chang U Choi, “Red Canopy.”

KSE #194 (3-inch CDR), Venison Whirled, “Xibalba.”

KSE #185 (3-inch CDR), Belltonesuicide, “non-conformist.”

KSE #186 (3-inch CDR), Parashi, “Zone of Alienation.”

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full-sized CDR’s ($7.00 each, ppd.)

KSE #189 (CDR), Nick Hennies, “Objects.”

KSE #175 (CDR),  Alfred 23 Harth, “Micro-Saxo-Phone, Edition  III.”

KSE #201 (CDR), Andreas Brandal, “Disturbing The Dust.”

KSE #171 (CDR), Bill Shute, “San Antonio Sky Songs.”  40+ minute spoken-word poetry CDR of material from 2006-2009

payment via paypal to    django5722(at)yahoo(dot)com   (note: to speed up your order, please send a note along with paypal payment listing numbers/titles of items ordered…thanks!)

As always, thanks for your support of KSE and of micro-presses and micro-labels everywhere. Special thanks to those colleagues with whom I performed in NY/MA in late May: Eric Hardiman (Rambutan), Mike Griffin (Parashi), Michael Casey, Joe Elliot, and Sandra Burgess.

April 26, 2011

Massimo Magee & Tim Green, “Direct To Tape” (3-inch CDR, KSE #191), now available

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MASSIMO  MAGEE  &  TIM GREEN

“Direct to Tape”   3-inch CDR (KSE #191)

$5.00 ppd. anywhere, via paypal, to django5722(at)yahoo(dot)com

Magee–tenor sax, sopranino sax, synthesizer

Green–drums

recorded in 2011 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Reed player MASSIMO MAGEE and percussionist TIM GREEN are two young men steeped in free-jazz and the free-improv aesthetic. They grew up with it, it’s in their blood, and they’ve taken it to the next level on this new mini-cd. Massimo’s earlier recordings have been in a pointillistic vein reminiscent of the Spontaneous Music Ensemble duo of the early 70’s (think FACE TO FACE) or Steve Lacy’s more severe and elliptical solo sessions, and he’s a master of space and texture. Those qualities are still present here, but substitute Reverend Frank Wright for Trevor Watts, and have The Rev double on gonzo analog synth, played much in the same style as his take-no-prisoners sax style. Tim Green, who has many of the best qualities of the SME’s John Stevens and also reminds me of drummers as diverse as Barry Altschul and Sunny Murray, is a fine technician and someone who gets an infinite number of sounds and polyrhythms out of a simple kit.

The opening track, the 12 minute “Ray Gun” is a shredding blowout that starts in the red and keeps on growing in intensity. The second track, “Insect Music,” finds Magee switching to the sopranino sax (pitched higher than a soprano) and Green doing a number of scrapes and scratches and textures that will put you inside of an insect’s brain, sounding like free-improv hatched in the mind of an insect that just consumed twice its body weight in pesticide. After this 19-minute mini-cd, you’ll be worn out…and also wanting to hit the “repeat” button.

And added to that is the intentionally lo-fi recording quality, sounding like it was recorded over a used dollar-store cassette, which previously contained one of the more outre Creel Pone electronic music albums and which bleeds through every once in a while. There’s a long history of this kind of thing in free jazz: think Sun Ra’s Saturn label, or Survival Records (the Frank Lowe/Rashied Ali album comes to mind), or BYG-Actuel, or Jihad, or other labels where the sound quality almost becomes a participant in the session.

I’m excited about this session, and I hope you will be too! Both Massimo and Tim have been asked to do solo recordings for KSE in the future, and those should be well worth waiting for, but grab this monster NOW. I’m sure Byron Coley will go ape when he hears this cdr, but why wait to read his review? Have your own revelation NOW…

$5 ppd. anywhere.

And while you are placing that order, why not try some of KSE’s other music and poetry releases?

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poetry chapbooks ($5 each, ppd.):

KSE #187, Bill Shute, “Surrounded by the Moment.” Sound Library Series, Volume 60.

KSE #185, Michael Layne Heath, “Jazzbo Wind.”

KSE #181, John Sweet, “Continuum.”

KSE #180, Bill Shute, “Autumn.” Sound Library Series, Volume 59.

KSE #174,  Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal, “Digging a Grave.”

KSE #173,  Bill Shute, “Butterfly Mind.” Sound Library Series, Volume 58.

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3″ mini-cdr’s ($5.00 each, ppd.)

KSE #200 (3-inch CDR), Alfred 23 Harth/Soojung Kae/Chang U Choi, “Red Canopy.”

KSE #194 (3-inch CDR), Venison Whirled, “Xibalba.”

KSE #188 (3-inch CDR), Derek Rogers & Bill Shute, “Four Texas Streams” (music and poetry collaboration).

KSE #185 (3-inch CDR), Belltonesuicide, “non-conformist.”

KSE #186 (3-inch CDR), Parashi, “Zone of Alienation.”

KSE #183 (3-inch CDR), Kuschty Rye Ergot, “Senescence.”

KSE #182 (3-inch CDR), Sean Gadoury, “Arc Light.”

KSE #179 (3-inch CDR), Andreas Brandal, “Minus.”

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full-sized CDR’s ($7.00 each, ppd.)

KSE #189 (CDR), Nick Hennies, “Objects.”

KSE #175 (CDR),  Alfred 23 Harth, “Micro-Saxo-Phone, Edition  III.”

KSE #201 (CDR), Andreas Brandal, “Disturbing The Dust.”

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

NOTE: I will be out of state during the second half of May. Orders rec’d in paypal by NOON on Monday 16 May will be shipped before I leave. Orders rec’d after that will be shipped when I return home on May 31. Please feel free to order while I’m gone…it’s just that I can’t ship until I get back. If you will be at my appearances in Albany or Amherst or Northampton in late May, I’ll have some of the recent releases…plus advance copies of CDR’s by Brent Fariss and Matamoros, and the new poetry book from Michael Casey. Just ask…

April 11, 2011

Venison Whirled, “Xibalba” (KSE #194), now available!

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VENISON   WHIRLED

“XIBALBA”

3-inch CDR  (KSE #194)

$5 ppd. (anywhere) via paypal to  django5722(at)yahoo(dot)com

    KSE is proud to welcome Lisa Cameron’s VENISON WHIRLED to our poetry-and-music family, with the “brutal minimalism” (Vital Weekly) of XIBALBA (KSE #194), a stunning percussion-drone-electronics onslaught of the kind Lisa often offers to Austin audiences. For decades one of Austin’s most-respected musicians, percussionist LISA CAMERON burst on the scene as drummer with Brave Combo for their first 4-5 years, circa 1979-1983 (I saw this line-up in 1980, either in Denton or DFW), and in that band you needed to be a master of many styles, and frankly, as BC jumped from polka to cumbia to klezmer to norteno, it was more often than not the drumming that defined the style, far more than the solos. I noticed at that time what an eclectic drummer Lisa was, and I’ve tried to follow her work ever since.  A longtime champion of psychedelia and space-rock and Krautrock and the avant-garde in general, Lisa’s performed with everyone from Roky Erickson to Eugene Chadbourne, and she’s often been involved with more than one band at a time (a not-uncommon thing in Austin). Presently she’s a member of ST-37, of JSAS, and of Devil Bat’s Daughter, and she does solo drone-feedback-oriented performances under the VENISON WHIRLED moniker…as well as running the exciting “Sister Skull” label (with a dozen releases, most from Lisa’s various bands, and ALL mind-melting higher-key psych/noise/space-rock/drone/you-name-it, with great acid-tinged homemade artwork). She’s also played a number of well-respected noise and free-improv festivals, and overall, if Lisa’s involved with a project, it’s something challenging and forward-thinking.

   XIBALBA features two Venison Whirled experiments in drone/harmonics/feedback recorded live at Austin’s Cherrywood Coffeehouse, and the mini-cdr has already gotten fine reviews at Vital Weekly and at Volcanic Tongue. One thing I’ve always appeciated about VW is that while Lisa knows her avant-garde tradition well (her La Monte Young and Henry Flynt and Xenakis and Stockhausen, etc.), she’s equally rooted in the feedback experiments of The Yardbirds and the Velvet Underground and the MC5 and Blue Cheer. While there is an important physical element to a VW performance, as you can see Lisa manipulating feedback and manipulating the vibration of stringed instruments, cymbals, bells, etc. you get that physical presence on this well-recorded mini-cdr. You can always FEEL a Venison Whirled performance, and now you can feel it in the comfort of your own home.

   It’s been an honor to work with Lisa on this project (we’ve discovered we have similar tastes in film also and often share and discuss obscure David Hewitt or Jerry Warren or Andy Milligan films), and KSE hopes to release something from one of Lisa’s other bands later this year. Until then, grab XIBALBA. I started distributing this about a month ago at the Slow Pump drone-fest, trading copies w/ some of the artists playing there, and it’s been available for purchase for an equal amount of time, so probably half or more of the copies are gone already. Act now…only $5 ppd. anywhere. Pay via paypal to django5722(at)yahoo(dot)com (leave a note w/ paypal telling which release you want, in this case Venison Whirled) . If you are interested in the releases on Lisa’s great SISTER SKULL label, you can write her at  lisaca99(at)hotmail(dot)com  and request ordering information.

             Venison Whirled (Lisa Cameron),  Red 7, Austin, TX, February 2011

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Venison Whirled cdr, “Hyrrs to Isis” (Sister Skull #12)

And while you are placing that order, why not try some of KSE’s other music and poetry releases?

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poetry chapbooks ($5 each, ppd.):

KSE #185, Michael Layne Heath, “Jazzbo Wind.”

KSE #181, John Sweet, “Continuum.”

KSE #180, Bill Shute, “Autumn.” Sound Library Series, Volume 59.

KSE #174,  Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal, “Digging a Grave.”

KSE #173,  Bill Shute, “Butterfly Mind.” Sound Library Series, Volume 58.

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3″ mini-cdr’s ($5.00 each, ppd.)

KSE #200 (3-inch CDR), Alfred 23 Harth/Soojung Kae/Chang U Choi, “Red Canopy.”

KSE #188 (3-inch CDR), Derek Rogers & Bill Shute, “Four Texas Streams” (music and poetry collaboration).

KSE #186 (3-inch CDR), Parashi, “Zone of Alienation.”

KSE #183 (3-inch CDR), Kuschty Rye Ergot, “Senescence.”

KSE #182 (3-inch CDR), Sean Gadoury, “Arc Light.”

KSE #179 (3-inch CDR), Andreas Brandal, “Minus.”

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full-sized CDR’s ($7.00 each, ppd.)

KSE #189 (CDR), Nick Hennies, “Objects.”

KSE #175 (CDR),  Alfred 23 Harth, “Micro-Saxo-Phone, Edition  III.”

April 1, 2011

upcoming CDR releases from KSE in 2011

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we have an ambitious music lineup on CDR scheduled for the rest of 2011…not all can be made public yet, but the following releases can:



full-length CDR’s from

HEATHER  LEIGH

UMUT  CAGLAR

ANDREAS  BRANDAL

GREG  STUART

BRENT  FARISS

and 3″ mini-cdr’s from

ALFRED  23  HARTH

ZANZIBAR  SNAILS

ERNESTO  DIAZ-INFANTE

MATAMOROS

MASSIMO  MAGEE

XANTHOCEPHALUS

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and, in August, my second spoken-word poetry CDR, “Junk Sculpture From The New Gilded Age”

December 16, 2008

KSE Bibliography/Discography (update 24 January 2021)

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U N D E R    C O N S T R U C T I O N   A work in progress, compiled by David Fern (Bristol, England) and Bill Shute (San Antonio, Texas).  Last updated  24 January 2021 Send any questions or additions or corrections to us here at the KSE blog.

NOTE:  RELEASE NUMBERS DO NOT NECESSARILY REFLECT ORDER OF RELEASE OR ORDER OF COMPOSITION, except in the larger picture. For instance, #5 was surely written and released before #18, but #11 might not have been.

KSE #417 (poetry book), BILL SHUTE, “Complementary Angles,” professionally published 40-page open-field, long-form poem, in two sections, each a distorted mirror image of the other. Published 2 January 2021 and NOW available as an attractive perfect-bound paperback from any international Amazon outlet as a local publication (with local postage).

complementary-cover

KSE #416 (poetry book), BILL SHUTE, “Tomorrow Won’t Bring The Rain,” professionally published 48-page open-field, long-form poem….published by KSE in May 2020, available from Amazon for $8.95….this book is my year-long poetry project for 2019-2020

KSE #415 (poetry book), BILL SHUTE, “No Bricks, No Temples,” professionally published 40-page open-field, long-form poem, assembled from 100% recycled materials….should be available in the first quarter of 2020 from your local Amazon website wherever you live…

KSE #414 (poetry book), BILL SHUTE, “Riverside Fugue,” professionally published 60-page open-field, long-form poem composed in Texas and Louisiana in late 2018 and the first half of 2019, completed in June 2019….should be available later in the summer of 2019 from your local Amazon website wherever you live…professionally published 40-page open-field, long-form poem, assembled from 100% recycled materials….should be available in the first quarter of 2020 from your local Amazon website wherever you live…

KSE #413 (poetry book), BILL SHUTE, “Among The Newly Fallen,” professionally published 46-page open-field poem composed in Cleveland County, Oklahoma, in the summer of 2018….published December 2018, available in paperback from your local Amazon website wherever you live, locally printed for you with local postage!

KSE #408 (poetry book), BILL SHUTE, “Satori In Natchez,” professionally published 60 page collection of all seven Natchez Poems from 2017, now available from Amazon in both North America and Europe in the Fall of 2018….also available on Kindle

KSE #404 (poetry book), BILL SHUTE,”Sculpture Garden In The Snow”, 50-page collection of 2015 poems,….available November 2017 from Amazon in both North America and Europe

KSE #402 (CDR), CONTEMPORARY SHAMISEN DUO (Ryota Saito & Joshua Weitzel), “Genpatsuryoku” expected July 2018

KSE #401 (CDR), YYIYE, private release of public domain material for free distribution

KSE #400 (CDR), ALFRED 23 HARTH / NICOLA L. HEIN, “When The Future Was Now”

KSE #399 (CDR), ROBERT HORTON / LISA CAMERON, “The Ten Thousand Things”, the second-to-last KSE music release, November 2018

KSE #398 (CDR), DANE ROUSAY, “an inevitable solution (to),” solo percussion, released April 2018

KSE #397 (CDR), TAKUJI NAKA / TIM OLIVE, “Quince”, the final KSE music release, November 2018

KSE #396 (CDR), MASSIMO MAGEE, “Tenor Tales,” solo saxophone, released April 2018

KSE #395 (CDR), BILL SHUTE, “Sculpture Garden In The Snow: Bill Shute reads selected 2015 poems,” spoken-word poetry album, recorded by Marcus Rubio in Austin, TX

KSE #394 (CDR), XTERIP (Lisa Cameron/Robert Horton/Raub Roy/Lee Ann Cameron), “The Frisbee Sessions” released 30 Dec. 2017

KSE #393 (poetry chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “Arising, Abiding, and Decay” (composed in Natchez, MS)

KSE #392 (poetry chapbook), JOHN SWEET, ‘Heathen Tongue” expected February 2018

KSE #391 (poetry chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “Satori in Natchez” (composed in Natchez, MS)

KSE #390 (CDR), MATT KREFTING, “Microchips” November 2017

KSE #389 (CDR), private release not for sale (C on C)

KSE #388 (CDR), private release not for sale (HR 26-28)

KSE #387 (CDR), ERNESTO DIAZ-INFANTE, “the lovers escape / los amantes escapan” solo nylon-string guitar, released January 2018

KSE #386 (poetry chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “Trimmings”

KSE #385 (CDR), TOM CREAN….”3 Heads Tame”

KSE #384 (poetry book), BILL SHUTE, “Bridge On The Bayou”….book-length, professionally published collection of the Arnaudville Poems, composed in Louisiana in 2016, edited/formatted by Wyatt Doyle of New Texture (similar  in format to the DOWN AND OUT IN GULFPORT AND BILOXI book)…you can order it here in the US:  http://amzn.to/2jxJaZc    Readers in Canada or Europe can search for BRIDGE ON THE BAYOU, BILL SHUTE at your local Amazon store in your home country and get the book at local prices with local postage cost.

KSE #383 (CD), MORE EAZE, “Staring At A  Statue of Paint,” released 1/1/2018

KSE #382 (poetry chapbook) BILL SHUTE, “The Difficulties, The Impossibilities” (composed in Natchez, MS)

KSE #381 (CDR), BILL SHUTE, “Bridge On The Bayou: Bill Shute Reads the Arnaudville Poems”….readings of the five poems composed in Louisiana in 2016, soon to be published in one book-length volume….recorded by Marcus Rubio/More Eaze (note: early copies of this album in circulation among friends and some local San Antonians were mis-labelled as KSE #368)

KSE #380 (poetry chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “Time Crystals” (composed in Natchez, MS)

KSE #379 (CDR), SHANGHAI QUARTET with Alfred 23 Harth, “ShangShan/Stone Age Music”

KSE #378 (poetry chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “Meltdown” (composed in Natchez, MS)

KSE #377 (CDR), JOHN BELL, ‘Cambridge Surprise Minor and other peals’

KSE #376 (poetry chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “New Jerusalem” (composed in Natchez, MS)

KSE #375 (CDR), MASSIMO MAGEE & JAMES L. MALONE, “The Limits Of The Possible”

KSE #374 (poetry chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “Guest Register” (composed in Natchez, MS)

KSE #373 (CDR), DANE ROUSAY, “Anatomize”

KSE #372 (CDR), ERNESTO DIAZ-INFANTE, “Manitas” solo classical guitar

KSE #371 (CDR), SAMUEL DUNSCOMBE & TIM OLIVE, “Zanshi”

KSE #370 (CDR), KSE 11th ANNIVERSARY ALBUM, compilation of 11 artists, released March 2017….Jen Hill/Matthew Revert/Vanessa Rossetto/Brian Ruryk/John Bell/Massimo Magee/Lisa Cameron/Ernesto Diaz-Infante/More Eaze/Fossils/Steve Flato

KSE #369 (CDR) A.F. JONES, Four Dot Three To One

KSE #368 (poetry chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “Find A Place To Die”

KSE #367 (poetry chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “Left-Handed Cherubs”

KSE #366 (poetry chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “Approaching The Apparent”

KSE #365 (poetry chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “Satori in Southern Oklahoma”

KSE #364 (poetry chapbook), LUIS CUAUHTEMOC BERRIOZABAL, “Make The Light Mine” July 2016

KSE #363 (CDR), ALFRED 23 HARTH’s BERLIN ENSEMBLES, November 30, 2016

KSE #362 (CDR), FOSSILS AND BILL SHUTE, “Florida Nocturne Revisited” late Fall 2016

KSE #361 (not released at the time–a new number assigned to this project)

KSE #360 (poetry chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “Scrapple” Nov-Dec 2016

KSE #359 (CDR) TOM CREAN & MATT ROBIDOUX, “blank space”  Sept-Oct 2016

KSE #358 (poetry chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “Satori in Opelousas” October 2016

KSE #357 (CDR), LISA CAMERON & DANIEL HIPOLITO (Smokey Emery) new album Fall 2016

KSE #356 (poetry chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “Reconditioning” September 2016

KSE #355 (CDR), MORE EAZE new album Fall 2016

KSE #354 (poetry chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “Revelation in Slow Motion” July-August 2016

KSE #353 (CDR), FOSSILS new album Fall 2016

KSE #352 (poetry chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “Bridge on the Bayou” June-July 2016

KSE #351 (CDR) MASSIMO MAGEE, “Music In 3 Spaces” June 2016

KSE #350 (CDR) ANTHONY GUERRA / BILL SHUTE, “Subtraction” KSE reissue of album originally released in 2011 on Black Petal Records, Australia , June 2016

KSE #349 (CDR), private release not for sale (JRI Vol. 2)

KSE #348 (CDR), private release not for sale (JRI Vol. 1)

KSE #347 (poetry chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “Monumental Movements: Cassette Poems Three” June 2016

KSE #346 (CDR), private release not for sale (IPTBI Vol. 2)

KSE #345 (CDR), private release not for sale (IPTBI Vol. 1)

KSE #344 (CDR), private release not for sale (IA-C)

KSE #343 (CDR), private release not for sale (ON)

KSE #342 (CDR), private release not for sale (YTJD)

KSE #341 (CDR), private release not for sale (GM-YBYL)

KSE #340 (CDR), private release not for sale, INNER MYSTIQUE RADIO #25

KSE #339 (CDR), private release not for sale (PH)

KSE #338 (poetry chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “Gulf Coast Trilogy: Down And Out In Gulfport and Biloxi; Thirty Seconds Over Pensacola; Panama City Blues” …professionally printed and bound 24-page collection containing all three multi-part poems, cover painting by Alfred 23 Harth

KSE #337 (CDR), private release not for sale, vintage public domain recordings (GGQ) provided free with KSE #335

KSE #336 (CDR), ALFRED 23 HARTH, “Kepler 452b Edition”, June-July 2016

KSE #335 (CDR), REVEREND RAYMOND BRANCH, “The Rainbow Gospel Hour…On The Air!” June 2016

KSE #334 (CDR), BRIAN RURYK, “Actual Size…degress again”, mid April 2016

KSE #333 (CDR), ERNESTO DIAZ-INFANTE, “Tunnels,” April 2016

KSE #332 (poetry chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “Panama City Blues: Gulf Coast Trilogy, Three” (PRIVATE RELEASE IN TRADITIONAL KSE FORMAT)

KSE #331 (CDR), KSE 10th ANNIVERSARY ALBUM….10 different artists…expected late January 2016

KSE #330 (poetry chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “Thirty Seconds Over Pensacola: Gulf Coast Trilogy, Two” (PRIVATE RELEASE IN TRADITIONAL KSE FORMAT)

KSE #329 (poetry chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “Good to Do, Good to Have Done”

KSE #328 (CDR) UNDERCARRIAGE: LISA CAMERON & NATHAN BOWLES, December 2015

KSE #327 (CDR) BELLTONE SUICIDE (Mike Barrett), “Wave Table Erotica”, December 2015

KSE #326 (CDR) MORE EAZE, “Abandoning Finitude,” December 2015

KSE #325 (poetry chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “Trickle-Down City Limits”

KSE #324 (CDR) FOSSILS, “Modern Architecture,” cover art by Wyatt Doyle,  November 2015

KSE #323 (poetry chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “Ten – Ten”

KSE #322 (CDR), WEREWHEELS (Sir Plastic Crimewave and Dawn Aquarius),  “Live, Raw and Psycho in Japan”, November 2015

KSE #321 (poetry chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “Crack-up 2016”

KSE #320 (CDR), MIKE BARRETT & TOM CREAN, “CASUAL LUDDITES”, October 2015

KSE #319 (poetry chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “Sculpture Garden in the Snow” Creel Pone Sound Study #11

KSE #318 (CDR), ALFRED 23 HARTH & JOHN BELL, “CAMELLIA”

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

KSE #316 (CDR), MASSIMO MAGEE & DAVID W. STOCKARD, “INTERROGATORIES”

KSE #315 (artwork), REACHING BACKWARD, edition of 10 copies

KSE #314 (CDR), BELLTONE SUICIDE, “Non-Conformist Sessions” REISSUE of KSE #262, of which there were only THREE copies in circulation before the master became corrupted….the owner of one of those three copies loaned it back to us, and voila, we’ve gotten this classic back into print….edition of 50 copies, so grab one now! Mike Barrett will also be selling this at his shows, for those in Western Massachusetts….some changes to the packaging, so if you’ve got 262, hold onto it….it’s a super-rarity!

KSE #313 (poetry and photography chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “Flags No Longer at Half-Mast: Cassette Poems Two”

KSE #312 (CDR) FOSSILS, “With Brian Ruryk”, a joint release with Middle James Co., MJC #441….note: early copies of this are mistakenly labelled KSE #294, which of course was FOR BRIAN RURYK…48 copy edition….KSE distributed 24 copies, Middle James the other 24….

KSE #311 (poetry and photography chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “Liars In A Strange Rainy World: Cassette Poems One”

KSE #310 (CDR) MORE EAZE (Marcus M. Rubio), “Accidental Prizes” late July 2015

KSE #309 (poetry chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “Down And Out in Gulfport and Biloxi: Gulf Coast Trilogy, One” (PRIVATE RELEASE IN TRADITIONAL KSE FORMAT)

KSE #308, (CDR) JEN HILL, “The Shape of It,” July 2015

KSE #307, (CDR) STEVE FLATO, “Exhaust System”, late March 2015

KSE #306 (poetry chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “Manipulating Ambiguity,” Summer 2015

KSE #305, (CDR) RAMBUTAN, “Remember Me Now,” July 2015

KSE #304 (poetry chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “Good to Do, Good to Have Done”, Spring-Summer 2015…NOTE: this was actually never released, just circulated among friends and sole at a reading….so it’s being reissued as #329…if you have one numbered #304, it must be one of a dozen or so original copies….

KSE #303 (CDR), FADENSONNEN, “PD7” spring-summer 2015

KSE #302 (poetry chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “Satori in Lake Charles,” Spring-Summer 2015, cover art by Justin Jackley

KSE #301 (poetry chapbook), JIM D. DEUCHARS, “Ohio Connecting Railroad Bridge”, April-May 2015

KSE #300 (CDR), FOSSILS & BILL SHUTE, “The Florida Nocturne Poems, ” cover art by MP Landis

KSE #299, Ernesto Diaz-Infante and Lisa Cameron, “Sol Et Terra”

KSE #298, Alfred 23 Harth and Carl Stone: Gift Fig, “Stellenbosch,” live in South Africa, Sept. 2014…released May 2015

KSE #297 (poetry chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “Lines and Fines, sound library series, volume 77”, cover art by Justin Jackley, Spring 2015

KSE #296 (CDR) THE GARMENT DISTRICT featuring Jennifer Baron, “Luminous Toxin”…June 2015, first of our Summer 2015 batch of releases…

KSE #295 (poetry-and-photography chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “Caged Heat”

KSE #294 (CDR), FOSSILS, “For Brian Ruryk”…Spring 2015…a joint release with Middle James Co.

KSE #293 (CDR), MORE EAZE (Marcus M. Rubio), “stylistic deautomatization”

KSE #292 (CDR), DEREK ROGERS, “Depth/Detail of Processing” released March 2015

KSE #291 (CDR), MARCUS M. RUBIO, “Cities Sinking Down”

KSE #290 (poetry chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “Jaywalkers: ducal poems, three,” released Fall 2014

KSE #289 (CDR), A. J. KAUFMANN, ‘Stoned Gypsy Wanderer,” cover art by Justin Jackley…

KSE #288 (spoken-word poetry CDR), BILL SHUTE, “Worried Men and Wooden Soldiers: Bill Shute Reads Selected 2013-2014 Poems,” produced by Marcus Rubio, released August-September 2014.

KSE #287 (poetry-and-photography chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “The Fellowship of the Frog,” released July-August 2014

KSE #286 (CDR) FOSSILS, “The Cardigan Hour”–released November 2014…a joint release with Middle James Co.

KSE #285 (CDR), SMOKEY EMERY (aka Daniel Hipolito), “Live At The Hideout Theatre,” released October 2014

KSE #284 (CDR), BRENT FARISS, “Folk Song For 27 Oboes,” released late Sept./early October 2014

KSE #283 (CDR), SMOKEY EMERY (aka Daniel Hipolito), “Incident at Town Lake”….reissue of 3” mini CDR  from 2011

KSE #282 (poetry-and-photography chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “Hot Combination,” released June 2014

KSE #281/MJC  #439 (CDR), FOSSILS, “Wooly Bully” released July 2014…a joint release with Middle James Co.

KSE #280 (art-and-poetry chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “Guide Dogs and Bartenders on the Gulf Coast” released May 2014

KSE #279 (CDR), ERNESTO DIAZ-INFANTE, “Wistful Entrance, Wistful Exit,” to be released July/August 2014

KSE #278 (poetry chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “Life Goes To A Party” (sound library series, volume 76), issued October 2014

KSE #277 (CDR), URKAS, “Stamen and Pistil” (URKAS is the duo of Parashi and Xanthocephalus), to be released July/August 2014

 KSE #276 (art-and-poetry chapbook), DAVID PAYNE / BILL SHUTE, “Blues With A Bridge” released June 2014

KSE #275 (CDR), ALFRED 23 HARTH, “China Collection,” released July 2014…live recordings from Shanghai/Hong Kong/Macao and related studio works like a new Peking Opera remix… all from the years 2011 – 2013

KSE #274 (CDR), MASSIMO MAGEE/TIM GREEN/MAX FOWLER-ROY, “Relentless Communion,” released May 2014

KSE #273 (poetry chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “Someplace on Anywhere Road” (sound library series, volume 75),  released March 2014

KSE #272 (poetry chapbook) POLYMORPHOUS URBAN: POEMS FOR LOU REED, featuring new Reed-inspired poetry from LUIS CUAUHTEMOC BERRIOZABAL, JIM D. DEUCHARS, MICHAEL LAYNE HEATH, A. J. KAUFMANN, and MATT KREFTING. Art by David Payne. Expected March 2014.

KSE #271 (CDR), FOSSILS/BILL SHUTE, “Diesel Fallout Dixie Stampede,” to be released late Feb/early March 2014

KSE #270 (poetry chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “Dance In Progress Down By The River: ducal poems, two” to be released early 2014

KSE #269 (poetry chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “That Eccentric Rag” (sound library series, volume 74) , November 2013

KSE #268 (CDR), CATHAL RODGERS (Wereju), “Instrumental Conditioning”, released April 2014

KSE #267 (poetry chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “Circle of Fourths: ducal poems, one”

KSE #266 (CDR), MATT KREFTING, “Recitals”…coming June 2014

KSE #265 (art-and-poetry chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “The Language of Construction”, released July 2013

KSE #264 (CDR), EGG, EGGS, “Off Yellow Soft Pillow” (to be released, February 2014)

KSE #263 (poetry chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “WORRIED MEN AND WOODEN SOLDIERS:  POSTSCRIPTS TO GUERNICA, BOOK ONE,” to be released AugustSeptember 2013

KSE #262 (CDR), BELLTONESUICIDE, ” NON-CONFORMIST SESSIONS” (this is an extended reissue of the 3″ mini-cdr KSE #185, with the full contents of the recording sessions)–note: the master on this has become corrupted, so until further notice, this has been deleted

KSE #261 (art-and-poetry chapbook), DANIEL HIPOLITO & BILL SHUTE, “Meditations on a One-Way Trail,” to be issued June-July 2013

KSE #260 (CDR), TOM CREAN, “wired Love”, August 2013

KSE #259 (poetry chapbook), MATT KREFTING, “The Princess of Knight Avenue,” to be issued June-July 2013

KSE #258 (poetry chapbook), GRAHAM LAMBKIN, “Slimmers Verb,” to be issued June-July 2013.

KSE #257 (CDR),  Alfred 23 Harth, “Micro-Saxo-Phone, Edition  IV.” Issued June-July 2013.

KSE #256 (poetry chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “Led Along,” issued March 2013

KSE #255 (cdr) ERNESTO DIAZ-INFANTE/LISA CAMERON/LEE DOCKERY, Live At the KSE 6th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT, issued May 2013

KSE #254 (cdr), DJIN AQUARIAN/SIR PLASTIC CRIMEWAVE & THE EVERAFTER, Live in San Francisco 10/2011, issued March 2013

KSE #253 (poetry chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “Dream Static,” issued January 2013

KSE #252 (poetry chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “Throwaway B-side,”  issued March 2013

KSE #251 (cdr), FORBES GRAHAM, “Return: The Journey,” issued February 2013

KSE #250 (poetry chapbook), DOUG DRAIME, “Dusk With Carol,” issued March-April 2013

KSE #249 (poetry chapbook), A.J. KAUFMANN, “Hosannah Honeypots (Sound Library Series, Volume 72)”, expected April 2013

KSE #248 (poetry chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “Jupiter In The Rearview Mirror: Florida Nocturne Poems, Book Four,” expected October 2012

KSE #247 (CDR), MARCUS RUBIO & BILL SHUTE, “Only The Imprint Of An Echo Remains” (poetry and electronic music album, recorded in San Antonio, TX)

KSE #246 (CDR) private release, not for sale (Inner Mystique Radio #32, Christmas 1989 show)

KSE #245 (poetry chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “Peach Cobbler In The Poker Room: Florida Nocturne Poems, Book Three,” expected September 2012

KSE #244 (poetry chapbook), MICHAEL LAYNE HEATH, “Unbroadcast Reruns,” cover art by Carl Smith, expected Christmas 2012.

KSE #243 (CDR), VENISON WHIRLED (aka Lisa Cameron, CDR), “The Many Moods of Venison Whirled”,  March 2013.

KSE #242 (CDR), private release, not for sale (Bill Shute, WMUA-FM interview w/ Mike Barrett, May 2011)

KSE #241 (poetry chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “Mondo Daytona: Florida Nocturne Poems, Book Two”, July 2012

KSE #240 (CDR), SPRILLS OF ORE, “Time Mirrors”, July-August 2013

KSE #239 (CDR), FOSSILS, “Bells and Gulls,” September-October 2012

KSE #238 (CDR), DANIEL HIPOLITO/EVA KELLY/BILL SHUTE, “Fascination” (poetry and electronic music, recorded live at KSE 6th Anniversary Concert, 4/29/2012)

KSE #237 (CDR),  MICHAEL BARRETT & MIKE GRIFFIN, “Birtual Seme-Alabak”,   Fall 2012

KSE #236 (poetry chapbook), JIM D. DEUCHARS, new work inspired by Thelonious Monk, Volume 71 in the Sound Library Series, Summer 2012.

KSE #235 (CDR), BOOK OF SHADOWS, “Chimaera,” issued December 2012

KSE #234 (poetry chapbook), BILL  SHUTE, “Shades of Night Descending: Florida Nocturne  Poems, Book One,” issued July 2012

KSE #233 (CDR), ALFRED 23 HARTH / CARL STONE / SAMM BENNETT / KAZUHISA UCHIHASHI, “The Expats, “ issued January 2013

KSE #232 (poetry chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “Tonalist Fury” (Sound Library Series, Volume 70), April 2012

KSE #231 (CDR), PARASHI, “Zone of Alienation” (full-sized CDR reissue of KSE #186, which was a 3″ mini-cdr, this reissue is limited to 37 copies), issued June 2012

KSE #230 (CDR),  PRIVATE  RELEASE, not for sale!

KSE #229 (poetry chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “Three From The Earth” (Sound Library Series, Volume 69)

KSE #228 (CDR), UNMOOR, “Night Driver,” issued July 2012

KSE #227 (poetry chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “Water’s Edge” (Sound Library Series, Volume 68)

KSE #226 (CDR), DEREK ROGERS, “Born Into Systems,” issued August 2012

KSE #225 (CDR), XANTHOCEPHALUS, “3 W B” REISSUE (full-sized CDR reissue of KSE #204, which was a 3″ mini-cdr, this reissue is limited to 35 copies), issued April 2012

KSE #224 (CDR), MASSIMO MAGEE & TIM GREEN, “Direct To Tape” REISSUE (full-sized CDR reissue of KSE #191, which was a 3″ mini-cdr, this reissue is limited to 30 numbered copies)

KSE #223 (CDR), ALISTAIR CROSBIE, “A Campfire In The Snow,” issued June 2012

KSE #222 (CDR), MASSIMO MAGEE, “Sopranino Solo,” cover art by M P Landis, issued June 2012.

KSE #221 (CDR), DEREK ROGERS, “circum_navigate” REISSUE (full-sized CDR reissue of KSE #170, which was a 3″ mini-cdr, this reissue is limited to 30 numbered copies)

KSE #220  (CDR), MATT KREFTING, “Sweet Days of Discipline, “ issued July 2012.

KSE #219 (poetry chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “Is It Off–Is It On” (Sound Library Series, Volume 65), small edition prepared as a giveaway to regular KSE customers in early February 2012…this appeared in different from on the “Junk Sculpture from the New Gilded Age” spoken-word cdr

KSE #218 (poetry chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “Florentine Dictations” (Sound Library Series, Volume 64), small edition prepared for 1/31/12 Austin reading at Ruta Maya, some extras available for sale via KSE…this appeared in different form on the “Junk Sculpture from the New Gilded Age” spoken-word cdr

KSE #217 (poetry chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “Fascination” (Sound Library Series, Volume 67) , issued March-April 2012.

KSE #216 (poetry chapbook), JOHN SWEET, “Brave Retreat”, issued July 2012.

KSE #215 (poetry chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “Outfake”  (Sound Library Series, Volume 66), issued January 2012

KSE #214 (CDR), SABRINA SIEGEL,”Bottlecaps,” issued January 2012

KSE # 213 (CDR), BILL SHUTE, “Junk Sculpture For The New Gilded Age,” issued December 2011 (in distribution since August 2011), spoken-word poetry album featuring new works from 2010-2011, including many not yet published (for instance, volumes 61-65 of the Sound Library Series), the focus is on pieces read during my East Coast appearances in May 2011…

KSE #212 (poetry chapbook), ADRIAN MANNING, “These Hands of Mine,” issued January 2012

KSE #211 (CDR)–private release, not for sale

KSE #210 (CDR), HEATHER LEIGH, “Empire,” cover art by Bob Bruno,  issued 29 February 2012

KSE #209 (CDR)—private release, not for sale

KSE #208 (CDR), ANTHONY GUERRA & BILL SHUTE, “subtraction” (limited USA re-press of CD originally issued on Black Petal Records, Australia)

KSE #207 (CDR), ALFRED HARTH & CARL STONE, “Gift Fig,” issued 15 January 2012

KSE #206  (CDR), ERNESTO DIAZ-INFANTE, “Emilio, “  issued November 2011.

KSE #205, (3-inch cdr), ST 37, “K B D P,” issued October 2011.

KSE #204, (3-inch cdr), XANTHOCEPHALUS, “3 W B,” issued August 2011.

KSE #203, (3-inch cdr), R. LEE DOCKERY, “Live at the Salvage Vanguard Theater,” issued September 2011.

KSE #202, (3-inch cdr), BOOK OF SHADOWS, “Poppets and Strings,” issued August 2011.

KSE #201, (CDR), ANDREAS BRANDAL, “Disturbing The Dust.” issued June 2011.

KSE #201 (poetry chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “Digression: Lines for Lennie Tristano.”  Sound Library Series, Volume 63.

KSE #200 (3-inch cdr), ALFRED 23 HARTH/SOOJUNG KAE/CHANG U CHOI, “Red Canopy,” issued May 2011.

KSE #199 (CDR), BRENT FARRIS, “Four Environments…Collapsing,” issued July 2011.

KSE #198 (3-inch cdr), MATAMOROS (Derek Rogers & Lee Dockery), “Five-Toned Rows,” issued June-July 2011.

KSE #197, A.J. KAUFMANN, “Love Lions of Paris,” issued October 2011.

KSE #196 (3-inch CDR), SMOKEY EMERY, “Incident at Town Lake,” issued September 2011.

KSE #196 (poetry chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “Raga: That Which Colors The Mind.”  Sound Library Series, Volume 62.

KSE #195, REPRINT OF KSE #35, BRAD KOHLER/BILL SHUTE, “Exacta Box.” 

KSE #194 (3-inch cdr), VENISON WHIRLED (Lisa Cameron), “XIBALBA”, issued April 2011.

KSE #193, Michael Casey, “The Wall Board Knife,” issued October 2011.

KSE #192, Michael Casey, “Diction Is A Detriment,” to be issued in 2012, we hope!

KSE #191 (3-inch CDR), Massimo Magee & Tim Green, “Direct To Tape”, issued May-June 2011.

KSE #190,  LAST-MINUTE CANCELLATION–NUMBER WILL NOT BE USED…

KSE #189, (CDR) Nick Hennies, “Objects.” Issued March 2011.

KSE #188, (3-inch CDR), Derek Rogers/Bill Shute, “Four Texas Streams”. Issued February 2011. poetry & music, 2 tracks, approx. 16 min.

KSE #187, Bill Shute, “Surrounded By The Moment.” Sound Library Series, Volume 60. Issued late March 2011.

KSE #186, (3-inch CDR), Parashi, “Zone of Alienation.”  Issued March 2011.

KSE #185, (3-inch CDR), Belltonesuicide, “non-conformist.” Issued March 2011.

KSE #184, Michael Layne Heath, “Jazzbo Wind,”  issued March 2011.

KSE #183 (3-inch CDR), Kuschty Rye Ergot, “Senescence.” Issued January 2011.

KSE #182 (3-inch CDR), Sean Gadoury, “Arc Light.” Issued January 2011.

KSE #181, John Sweet, “Continuum.” Issued January 2011 ;

KSE #180, Bill Shute, “Autumn.” Sound Library Series, Volume 59. Issued January 2011 ;

KSE #179 (3-inch CDR), Andreas Brandal, “Minus.” Issued  September 2010 ;

KSE #178 (3-inch CDR), Rambutan, “Age of None.” Issued September 2010 ;

KSE #177 (business-card CDR), Bill Shute, “Silhouettes.” Spoken word, the author reading KSE #3, recorded in Austin, TX. Issued late July 2010. Running time 4:40. DELETED SOON AFTER RELEASE–this track was then included on KSE #171.

KSE #176 (3-inch CDR), Ophibre, “St. Asphalt (Patron Saint of Army Ants).” Issued late July 2010.

KSE #175 (CDR),  Alfred 23 Harth, “Micro-Saxo-Phone, Edition  III.” Issued December 2010.

KSE #174,  Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal, “Digging a Grave.” Issued December 2010.

KSE #173,  Bill Shute, “Butterfly Mind.” Sound Library Series, Volume 58. Issued December 2010.

KSE #172 (CDR), Sir Plastic Crimewave, “String/Soul/Eye.” Issued September 2010.

KSE #171 (CDR), Bill Shute, “San Antonio Sky Songs.” Issued September 2010. 40+ minute spoken-word poetry CDR of material from 2006-2009.

KSE #170 (3-inch CDR). Derek Rogers, “Circum_Navigate.” Issued July-August 2010.

KSE #169, Bill Shute, “Seawall.” Sound Library Series, Volume 57. Issued July 2010.

KSE #168, Doug Draime, “For A Dream Ended.” Issued late July/early August 2010.

KSE #167, Bill Shute, “Down Bridge Street.” Sound Library Series, Volume 56. Issued August 2010.

KSE #166, A.J. Kaufmann, “Amazon, The Fame of God.” Cinema Poetry Series, Volume 4. Issued late June/early July 2010.

KSE #165, Bill Shute, “Oneness and the Sun.” Sound Library Series, Volume 55. Issued late May 2010.

KSE #164, Jono Tosch, “Probably.” Issued late May 2010.

KSE #163, Bill Shute, “Deep Focus.” Sound Library Series, Volume 54. Issued April 2010.

KSE #162, Michael Ceraolo, “Cleveland Scores Early.” Issued April 2010.

KSE #161, Bill Shute, “Lament For The Living: Chet Baker’s Final Session.” Sound Library Series, Volume 53. Issued  March 2010.

KSE #160, John Sweet, “This Moment, Reflected In Ice.” Issued March 2010.

KSE #159, A.J. Kaufmann & Bill Shute, “78 Horizons.” Sound Library Series, Volume 52. Issued 15 January 2010. (note: this is a joint publication, like the Next Exit volumes, but NOT a Kaufmann-Shute “collaboration”. )

KSE #158, Zachary C. Bush, “Is This Deformed?” Issued 15 February 2010.

KSE #157, Bill Shute, “Emergency.” Sound Library Series, Volume 51. Issued 1 January 2010. This chapbook is a free 2010 New Year’s gift to supporters/friends/customers of KSE

KSE #156, Bill Shute, “The Mosquitoes of La Marque.” Sound Library Series, Volume 50. Issued 10 February 2010.

KSE #155,  Jim D. Deuchars,  “Monongahela Abstract Construct.” Issued 13 January 2010.

KSE #154,  A.J. Kaufmann, “Vagabond Vacancy.” Issued 5 January 2010.

KSE #153, Bill Shute, “The Twenty-Fifth Life of Alcyone.” Sound Library Series, Volume 49. Issued 5 December 2009 .

KSE #152,  K.M. Dersley, “Many Septembers.” Issued 25 December 2009.

KSE #151,  A.J. Kaufmann & Bill Shute, “Twombly’s Siracusa.” Issued 1 December 2009.

KSE #150,  Michael Layne Heath, “Loons of a Dogman.”Sound Library Series, Volume 48. Issued 25 November 2009.

KSE #149,  A. J. Kaufmann, “Via Alighieri.” Cinema Poetry Series, Volume 3. Issued 15 November 2009.

KSE #148,  Misti Rainwater-Lites, “Vegas the Hard Way.” Issued 10 November 2009.

KSE #147Bill Shute, “Nobody Knows, Nobody Sees.” Cinema Poetry Series, Volume 2.  Issued 15  October 2009.

KSE #146,  MK Chavez & Mira Horvich, “Pinnacle.”  Issued 10 October 2009.

KSE #145,  A. J. Kaufmann & Bill Shute, “Blues for Duffy Power.” Issued 20 September 2009.

KSE #144,  Zachary C. Bush, “Spin.” Issued mid-August 2009.

KSE #143, A. J. Kaufmann, “Symbolisme Psychédélique.” Sound Library Series, Volume 47. In memory of Sky Sunlight Saxon, issued simultaneously with KSE #142 in early August 2009.

KSE #142, Bill Shute, “Plink, Plonk & Scratch.” Sound Library Series, Volume 46. In memory of Sky Sunlight Saxon, issued simultaneously with KSE #143 in early August 2009.

KSE #141, Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal & Cynthia Etheridge, “Overcome.” Issued mid-July 2009.

KSE #140, Bill Shute, “Subtraction.” Issued early July 2009.

KSE #139, A. J. Kaufmann, “Antiquewhite Rain.” Sound Library Series, Volume 45. Issued early July 2009.

KSE #138, Bill Shute, “The Stumble.” Sound Library Series, Volume 44. Issued June 2009.

KSE #137, Aleathia Drehmer, “Circles.” Issued June 2009.

KSE #136, Bill Shute, “More.” Sound Library Series, Volume 43. Issued  May 2009.

KSE #135,  Bill Shute, “Stereo Action.” Sound Library Series, Volume 42. Issued late April 2009.

KSE #134,  Ronald Baatz, “Headlights From The Otherside Of The World.” Issued May 2009.

 KSE #133, Bill Shute, “This Day Without.” Sound Library Series, Volume 41. Issued  early April 2009.

KSE #132, Doug Draime, “Knox County.” Photographs by Lena Ozuna. Issued April 2009.

KSE #131, Bill Shute, “Acres.” Sound Library Series, Volume 40. Issued March 2009.

KSE #130, Misti Rainwater-Lites, “Odd Years.” Issued March 2009.

KSE #129, Mira Horvich & Bill Shute, “Suspension.”

KSE #128, Bill Shute, “Hours Past Sunset.” Sound Library Series, Volume 39.

KSE #127, Brad Kohler, “Dog Nights, Dog Days.” Issued March 2009.

KSE #126, Michael Layne Heath, “Grey Rage (Dyed)”. Issued February 2009.

KSE #125, Bill Shute, “Marking Time.”

KSE #124, Michael Jacobson & Bill Shute, “A Gift of Stars.”  Issued December 2008.

KSE #123, Bill Shute, “We’ll All Get By.” Sound Library Series, Volume 38.

KSE #122, Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal. “Still Human.” Issued late December 2008.

KSE #121, Bill Shute, “Leaf Blowers.” Sound Library Series, Volume 37.

KSE #120, Jack Henry. “Empty Houses.” Issued January 2009.

KSE #119, A. J. Kaufmann, “Satori in Berlin (X-Berg Songs).” Issued December 2008.

KSE #118, Bill Shute, “Venetian Sage.” Issued January 2009.

KSE #117, Zachary C. Bush & Bill Shute, “Shanti.” Creel Pone Sound Study #10.

KSE #116, Misti Rainwater-Lites, “Next Exit: Ten.” Issued November 2008.

KSE #115, various artists, “KSE Last Poems.” Issued November 2008.

KSE #114, Jim D. Deuchars, “Allegheny Rising.”

KSE #113, A. J. Kaufmann & Bill Shute, “Beyond the Blue Rocks: Meditations on the Tibetan Book of the Dead.”

KSE #112, MK Chavez & John Sweet, “Next Exit: Nine.”

KSE #111, A. J. Kaufmann, “Poznan City Gospel.”

KSE #110, Christopher Cunningham, “In Gambler’s Blood.” Sound Library Series, Volume 36. Each copy came with a different original watercolor by Mr. Cunningham.

KSE #109, Stuart Crutchfield & Bill Shute, “Electronic Myth.” Creel Pone Sound Study #9.

KSE #108, Debbie Kirk, “Broken.”

KSE #107, Doug Draime, “Bones.”

KSE #106, A. J. Kaufmann, “East-West Train.” Sound Library Series, Volume 36.

KSE #105, Ronald Baatz & Bill Shute, “The Companionship of the Plum”

KSE #104, Richard Wink, “All Along The Wensum.”

KSE #103, Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal, “Garden of Rocks.”

KSE #102, A. J. Kaufmann, “Siva In Rags.”

KSE #101, Bill Shute, “Face to Face.” Sound Library Series, Volume 34.

KSE #100, Ronald Baatz & Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal, “Next Exit: Seven.”

KSE #99, Aleathia Drehmer, “Thickets of Mayapple.”

KSE #98, Adrian Manning, “Wide Asleep, Fast Awake.” Sound Library Series, Volume 33.

KSE #97, Stuart Crutchfield, “Ozzified.”

KSE #96, Jim D. Deuchars, “Pieces of Eight.”

KSE #95, Bill Shute, “Quartet: Improvisations on the Mandukya Upanishad.”

KSE #94, Doug Draime, “Love and Blues in Oregon.”

KSE #93, Bill Shute, “Transparency.” Sound Library Series, Volume 32.

KSE #92, Bill Shute, “Shore Access.” Sound Library Series, Volume 31.

KSE #91, Bill Shute, “Afterglow.” Sound Library Series, Volume 30.

KSE #90, MK Chavez, “Visitation.”

KSE #89, Hosho McCreesh & Caleb Puckett, “Next Exit: Eight.”

KSE #88, Bill Shute, “Luna Americana.” Creel Pone Sound Study #8.

KSE #87, Doug Draime, “Last May (1968).”

KSE #86, Bill Shute, “Slash & Burn.” Sound Library Series, Volume 28.

KSE #85, Hosho McCreesh, “37 Psalms from the Badlands.”

KSE #84, Bill Shute, “Pulses of Time.” Creel Pone Sound Study #7.

KSE #83, Glenn W. Cooper, “Rimbaud in the City.”

KSE #82, Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal, “Keepers of Silence.”

KSE #81,  Bill Shute, “Still.” Sound Library Series, Volume 29.

KSE #80, KM Dersley & Adrian Manning, “Next Exit: Six.”

KSE #79, Bill Shute, “44 Harmonies.” Sound Library Series, Volume 27.

KSE #78, Michael Layne Heath, “Sacred Grounds.”

KSE #77, Bill Shute, “Red Diptych (for Antoni Tapies).”

KSE #76, Zachary C. Bush & Bill Shute, “Intervals.” Creel Pone Sound Study #6.

KSE #75, K. M. Dersley, “Blue Velour.”

KSE #74, Bill Shute, “Don’t Look Back.” Sound Library Series, Volume 26.

KSE #73, (NUMBER NOT USED–#73 was accidentally used on some copies of Bridge To Nowhere, which is actually #70)

KSE #72, Bill Shute, “Texture and Accident.”

KSE #71, Bill Shute, “Objectless (For Kazimir Malevich).”

KSE #70, Bill Shute, “Bridge To Nowhere.” Sound Library Series, Volume 25.

KSE #69, Christopher Cunningham, “Next Exit: Five.”

KSE #68, Misti Rainwater-Lites, “Lullabies for Jackson.”

KSE #67, Bill Shute, “Norwich Unveiled.”

KSE #66, Zachary C. Bush & Brad Kohler, “Next Exit: Four.”

KSE #65, Bill Shute, “Aligned Into Memory.” The following description was posted at the KSE blog on September 8, 2007 regarding this book: What is KSE #65, you may ask if you’ve been keeping track? Well, that is a small-run and small-sized (half our regular size–it’s 4″ by 2.75″) piece of mine called ALIGNED INTO MEMORY. Recently I’ve been studying  pre-WWII avant-garde graphic arts (especially the work of H.N. Werkman), and I was also very much inspired by the visual art-and-text combinations I saw when visiting the Rhode Island School of Design in August. What I did with this piece was to take an old poem of mine called “Aligned Into Memory” from an early chapbook that had limited distribution (most copies distributed in Canada, never distributed by Volcanic Tongue), do some editing to it, and work it into a visual field, spreading the poem over five small pages. I’ve sent a few of these to poet and artist friends, and the rest will be sent to Volcanic Tongue as a free gift to anyone who buys any Kendra Steiner Editions chapbook from VT.  Stuart and I have integrated visuals into the text of some of our books—-TELESMA CHARGING, FANTASMATA 2007, UPSIDE-DOWN, and PYTHAGORON TWO—-and I expect we will continue to experiment in that area.  Author’s note, April 2009: I never did send any copies of this to Volcanic Tongue. About 10 copies were sent to friends and regular customers. I don’t even have one, so this would probably be the rarest KSE item, along with the pre-KSE version of Four Texas Streams, of which only a dozen exist.

KSE #64, Doug Draime & Misti Rainwater-Lites, “Next Exit: Three.”

KSE #63, Stuart Crutchfield & Bill Shute, “Telesma Charging.” Sound Library Series, Volume 24.

KSE #62, Bill Shute, “Larkspur Variations.”

KSE #61, Stuart Crutchfield, “Pith.”

KSE #60, Bill Shute, “In Perspective.” Chosen as one of the “best reads of 2007” in Arthur Magazine!

KSE #59, Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal, “Without Peace.”

KSE #58, K. M. Dersley, “Retrospective Forecasts.”

KSE #57, Mark Weber, “Four Poems From New York City.”

KSE #56, Thomas Michael McDade & Bill Shute, “Next Exit: Two.”

KSE #55, Doug Draime & Bill Shute, “Next Exit: One.”

KSE #54, Michael Casey, “The Bopper.”

KSE #53, Michael Ceraolo, “More Euclid Creek.”

KSE #52, Doug Draime, “Eyestone.”

KSE #51, Bill Shute, “Cactus Barrier.” Cinema Poetry Series, Volume 2. NOT PUBLISHED.

KSE #50, Thomas Michael McDade, “Thrill and Swill.”

KSE #49, Bill Shute, “Rocket Attack USA.” Cinema Poetry Series, Volume 1.

KSE #48, Bill Shute, “San Antonio Good Friday.” Creel Pone Sound Study #5.

KSE #47, Bill Shute, “Upside Down.” Creel Pone Sound Study #4.

KSE #46, Bill Shute, “Fantasmata 2007.” Creel Pone Sound Study #3.

KSE #45, Brad Kohler, “Energy Fools the Magician.” Sound Library Series, Volume 23.

KSE #44, David Keenan & Bill Shute, “Within Hod, Within.” NOT PUBLISHED.

KSE #43, Bill Shute, Symphonie Rouge. Creel Pone Sound Study #2.

KSE #42, Bill Shute, Fire of the Actual.

KSE #41, Stuart Crutchfield, “The Circus Crows Have Landed.”

KSE #40, Stuart Crutchfield & Bill Shute, “Pythagoron Two.” Creel Pone Sound Study #1.

KSE #39, Bill Shute, “Atonement.” Sound Library Series, Volume 22.

KSE #38, Bill Shute, “Yantra.”

KSE #37, Byron Coley & David Keenan & Bill Shute, “Voluntary Quicksand (In Memory of Richard Brautigan).”

KSE #36, Bill Shute, “Come on, React!” Sound Library Series, Volume 21.

KSE #35, Brad Kohler & Bill Shute, “Exacta Box.”

KSE #34, Stuart Crutchfield, “Shack Simple.”

KSE #33, David Keenan, “High All The Time.” Sound Library Series, Volume 20.

KSE #32, David Keenan, “Just Another High.” Sound Library Series, Volume 19.

KSE #31, Bill Shute, “Illusion of Motion.”

KSE #30, Stuart Crutchfield, “March.” Sound Library Series, Volume 18.

KSE #29, Stuart Crutchfield & Bill Shute, “Stream (Salmon and Blood).”

KSE #28, Bill Shute, “Stop and You Will Become Aware.” Issued October 2006.

KSE #27, David Keenan & Bill Shute, “More Ragas.” An unofficial “sequel” to David Meltzer’s 1959 book “Ragas.”

KSE #26, Bill Shute, “The Lost Tribe: Surviving in the Bush Jungle.”

KSE #25, Bill Shute, “Search.” Sound Library Series, Volume 14.

KSE #24, Stuart Crutchfield & Bill Shute, “Window on the Sea.”

KSE #23, Bill Shute, “Dream Scene.” Sound Library Series, Volume 10.

KSE #22, Bill Shute, “Trip Wire.” Sound Library Series, Volume 7.

KSE #21, Bill Shute, “Don’t Let Me Stand In Your Way!”  This was a horizontal format book.

KSE #20, Bill Shute, “C0lors in Rhythm.” Sound Library Series, Volume 12.

KSE #19, Bill Shute, “Groove.” Sound Library Series, Volume 15.

KSE #18, Bill Shute, “Sliced Tomatoes.” Sound Library Series, Volume 11.

KSE #17, Bill Shute, “Twist.”

KSE #16, Bill Shute, “Chill.” Sound Library Series, Volume 13.

KSE #15, Bill Shute, “Ground.” Sound Library Series, Volume 17.

KSE #14, Bill Shute, “Maya.”

KSE #13, Bill Shute, “Envy.” Sound Library Series, Volume 9.

KSE #12,  Bill Shute, “Sonnets for Bill Doggett.” Six blank-verse Petrarchan sonnets inspired by time spent in Massachusetts and New Jersey, written in Massachusetts in 2006.

KSE #11, Bill Shute, “Spirit.” Sound Library Series, Volume 6. These poems were inspired by the poetry of Frank Samperi. This sequence was adapted for vocal-piano by composer Paul Marbach, and his setting of the poems, also titled “Spirit”,  was recorded (featuring Kendra Shute, alto vocalist) and posted on the internet and distributed on CDR. The recording has been downloaded over 500 times!

KSE #10, Bill Shute, “Balance.” Sound Library Series, Volume 8. This suite of poems was going to be published in its entirety in THE COLONIAL #2. Unfortunately, that fine art-literary-culture mag never made it to a second issue!

KSE #9, Bill Shute, “Extension.” This was never distributed by Volcanic Tongue, only locally.

KSE #8, Bill Shute, “So Long: A Journal.”

KSE #7, Bill Shute, “Happening.” Sound Library Series, Volume 5. This was never distributed by Volcanic Tongue, only locally.

KSE #6, Bill Shute, “Blue Bottle.” Sound Library Series, Volume 4.

KSE #5, Bill Shute, “Red Butterfly.” Sound Library Series, Volume 3.

KSE #4, Bill Shute. “Prototype.” Sound Library Series, Volume 2. Released April 2006.

KSE #3, Bill Shute, “Silhouettes.” Sound Library Series, Volume 1. Issued April 2006. First printing of 39 numbered copies, sold primarily via Volcanic Tongue. Other printings exist, done 10 or 15 at a time to distribute/sell at readings and book fair appearances in support of TWELVE GATES TO THE CITY. Estimated number of copies in circulation is 75.

KSE #2. Bill Shute, “Starlight 1927 Remix.” Issued April 17, 2006. One  printing of 33 copies, all numbered and autographed. Available primarily through Volcanic Tongue. David Tibet found it to be “remarkably beautiful, poignant, and kind in heart and spirit.” Horizontal format, approximately 11″ wide by 6 1/2″ high. All copies w/ lemon yellow covers. After the warm reception given to “Four Texas Streams,” and the acceptance of the Kendra Steiner Editions concept, I felt that I could finally produce a work that was exactly what I wanted it to be, direct from my mind onto the page, in open-field composition, with NO commercial considerations whatsoever. That’s what Jandek, my mentor, did with Corwood Industries, his record label, and that’s what I wanted to do with KSE. And I did with “Starlight 1927 Remix.”  To some extent, this work grew out of my interest in the Burroughs/Gysin book THE THIRD MIND, the idea that meaning can be extracted from found texts through cut-ups and various aleatory procedures. Also, however, I used the model of audio sampling, where the music is created from found elements, but structured and layered by the hand of the artist. All WORDS in the seven poems are taken from the understandably obscure 1927 book by C. W. Leadbeater, STARLIGHT: SEVEN ADDRESSES GIVEN FOR LOVE OF THE STAR, perhaps the last gasp in Leadbeater’s campaign to represent J. Krishnamurti as a kind of new messiah. It’s a curious book full of hollow rhetoric, but as I read it I felt that SOMETHING VERY WORTHWHILE was bubbling under the surface but was held back by the empty-but-loud writing. So I broke the work, as one would crack an egg, and I took that egg and prepared it and made, I hope, something unexpected and delicious. Remember, I did not use a cut-up technique, I composed a new work, but restricted my vocabulary to words used in Leadbeater’s text. This chapbook has never been reprinted, and because of its large size it does not fit in my usual KSE mailing envelopes, so only the longest-term KSE readers probably have one. Issuing this chap was a liberating event for me—-now it was clear that I could produce EXACTLY what I wanted to and that there was a small but appreciative audience for even the most seemingly outre work. With that established, I could then pursue my work with the comfort of knowing that I could bypass the stupid egomanical gatekeepers of the “alternative” poetry world and get the work directly to the readers and to my poet peers. So I got to work, KSE became an ongoing concern, and I began to think about other poets I could throw into the mix. That would come later in 2006…

KSE #1. Bill Shute, “Four Texas Streams.” Issued March 2006. First printing of 12 copies on 8×11 heavy-stock blue paper, distributed to friends locally. No mention of KSE on first printing. Some textual differences from KSE version. Second printing, first with KSE designation, of approximately 75 copies. This printing began the standard 8″ vertical x  5 1/2″ horizontal KSE format used in almost all future chapbooks. Third printing followed with another approximately 75 copies. Other un-numbered printings do exist. Total number of copies distributed probably between 220-250. “Four Texas Streams” also appears as an appendix at the end of my book POINT LOMA PURPLE (Palm Springs: Word Mechanics, 2007). Earlier printings can be spotted by the use of thinner paper (20 or 24 lb.) for both text and for cover. “Four Texas Streams” was picked up for distribution by Volcanic Tongue in Glasgow, Scotland for distribution and began our relationship with VT, which continued for about 2 years.

June 5, 2017

new poetry for 2017, GUEST REGISTER from Bill Shute (KSE #374)

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now available: the first release from the recent poems written in Natchez, Mississippi

BILL SHUTE, “GUEST REGISTER” (KSE #374, poetry chapbook)

cover photo taken on Mickey Gilley Avenue in Ferriday, Louisiana

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edition of 41 hand-cut, hand-assembled copies

$6 US postpaid / $7 elsewhere postpaid

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

please leave note with your order letting me know which items you are ordering and your mailing address…..thanks!

I composed SEVEN six-page poems during my two weeks in Natchez, Mississippi, last month, and here is the first one to be edited and formatted: GUEST REGISTER. The other six will come out gradually throughout the year, and I also hope to record all seven later this summer for 2018 release.

During my Mississippi sojourn, I was reading (once again) the lectures of Jack Spicer and also a book of essays on the poetry of Frank O’Hara—-many of the seven pieces have epigraphs from O’Hara (this one does)—-but as usual, it’s 100% me, open-field poems filtered through the consciousness of a narrative persona who is up to his waist in the muck, but looking toward the horizon (I’d say stars, but these were written during the daytime)—-JUNK SCULPTURE FROM THE NEW GILDED AGE. Natchez is a culturally rich and geographically vibrant area, and that comes out in these poems, in addition to the usual themes, which seem to be getting more strident as things continue to deteriorate here in the land of plenty.

They collected their gold though data-mining, pulling the minerals, the preferences, and the particulars from our blood, returning us an echo of the original, and selling our specifics to the highest bidder….Deputy Dawg had his forces in position by sun-up, sipping hazelnut coffee and checking their phone messages, taken for granted and passed over like a meat market to a vegan….rainwater drops, shaken loose from the canopy of foliage above the dog-trot….connected with and mapping a euthanized past, afraid to stare down the gunbarrel of today….we’d been warned to not listen to what the trees said, before they even had a chance to say it!

These seven pieces written in Natchez will eventually be collected in a full-sized professionally printed book, but as always, the home-made KSE chapbook publication is the only publication in the original formatting, with the original art, with the original epigraph (from Frank O’Hara), and in the intended form of its creation. There are only 41 copies….grab one now, while you can.

Each of these chapbooks is a stand-alone piece (the “serial poem” concept of Jack Spicer seems to fit my work well), so don’t worry about what order they are in. I consider each narrator to be a unique person telling his/her unique story from his/her unique perspective. I as poet am just the actor playing the part, the gallery-operator assembling the exhibition.

I hope you find it interesting and worthwhile. Thanks for your reading all these years!

Also available, for the same price:

($6 US ppd/$7 elsewhere ppd)

KSE #366 (poetry chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “Approaching The Apparent: Meditations on the Kena Upanishad”

KSE #368 (poetry chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “Find A Place To Die”

KSE #367 (poetry chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “Left-Handed Cherubs”

KSE #354 (poetry chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “Revelation In Slow Motion”

KSE #364 (poetry chapbook), LUIS CUAUHTEMOC BERRIOZABAL, “Make The Light Mine”

KSE #352 (poetry chapbook), BILL SHUTE, “Bridge on the Bayou”


AND, don’t forget the recent poetry books of mine NOT available from KSE:

–My 2016 poetry book DOWN AND OUT IN GULFPORT AND BILOXI (containing pieces composed in 2015) has been getting excellent response and is available at Amazon in the USA, in Canada, in the UK, in Germany, and in France. Just check your country’s Amazon outlet and look for Bill Shute and the above title. It’s cheaper when you buy it in your local country. In the US, here is the link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1536814776/sr=1-1/qid=1496076105/ref=olp_product_details?_encoding=UTF8&me=&qid=1496076105&sr=1-1

–the 42-page art-and-poetry book APPROACHING THE APPARENT, which pairs David Payne’s artwork and my poetry, just came out from A Series of Lizards in the UK. You can order this limited-run book direct from the publisher at   http://aseriesoflizards.bigcartel.com/product/4th-edition-approaching-the-apparent-by-bill-shute-and-david-payne

I will also be featured reading THREE complete poems on a new album on the German “Moloko Plus” label from Alfred 23 Harth. That will be out later this year–stay tuned!

Our first music release for Summer 2017 will be KSE #373 (CDR), DANE ROUSAY, “Anatomize”, new compositions for percussion by the San Antonio-based composer–that will be out July 1.

Until then, grab a copy of GUEST REGISTER….it’s a core sample of 2017 America, as only poetry can provide….

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