Kendra Steiner Editions

May 11, 2016

KSE closed from May 15 – May 30, 2016…..we’ll be back May 31st!

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KSE WILL BE CLOSED FROM 15 May – 30 May 2016   while I am in Louisiana

Feel free to place orders during this time, but they will not be shipped until  June 2nd. A number of older items will be deleted when I return, so you’d best reserve a copy NOW for shipment in early June…or the item may be out of print. Thanks for your support….see you in June.

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satori in lake charles

April 27, 2016

original radio broadcast from Reverend Raymond Branch, “Rainbow Gospel Hour…On The Air!” (KSE #335, CDR album)

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REVEREND RAYMOND BRANCH

“The Rainbow Gospel Hour…On The Air!”

KSE #335 (CDR album)

a vintage AM-radio broadcast, mastered from cassette, from a legend in DIY Gospel broadcasting, straight-from-the-heart  Spirit-filled singing and preaching

$8  US  postpaid / $12.00 elsewhere postpaid

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

please provide a note with your order listing the items you’ve ordered and your mailing address….thanks!

REV COVER

Here at KSE we value and champion the honest, pure, uncorrupted voice, and it does not get any more honest, pure, and uncorrupted than Los Angeles’s legendary Gospel broadcaster REVEREND RAYMOND BRANCH. For nearly half a century, Rev. Branch has been pastor of the Heavenly Rainbow Baptist Church, offering a ministry of service to the poor, the homeless, the lost, the wounded, the suffering, the shut-ins, the incarcerated. His ministry of hope has touched thousands.

In 2015, Reverend Branch became much more visible after the release of his first album, the much-acclaimed I’VE GOT HEAVEN ON MY MIND, which you can purchase here: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/reverendraymondbranch   . One review of the album on CD Baby and Amazon described it as “field recordings from Heaven,” and I cannot disagree with that. When I learned that New Texture (who released the album) had a number of original Branch “Rainbow Gospel Hour” broadcasts on cassette, I inquired about the possibility of releasing one of the hour-long shows as a KSE album, and a deal was reached between KSE, New Texture, and Reverend Branch to bring you a vintage RAINBOW GOSPEL HOUR AM-radio broadcast and extend his ministry.

I grew up listening to low-wattage, local AM-radio Gospel broadcasts, coming from both Black and White preachers. They were a welcome blast of unvarnished REALNESS in a sea of phoniness. And in the days before “religion” became the garment many hateful and intolerant ideologues cloaked themselves in to hide their true selfish motives, local Gospel programmers were street-level voices of acceptance and tolerance and love….all were welcome, no one was judged. Meeting needs, both spiritual and physical, was what was emphasized, not whether or not one met some ideological litmus test or hated/excluded certain groups. These were HEALING ministries, and Reverend Branch’s classic broadcast ministry, originally aired in the middle of the night on a low-wattage station which hardly reached across Los Angeles’ massive sprawl, is now available for YOU to savor wherever you are, whenever you need a dose of something REAL, something Spirit-filled.

This album contains a complete actual broadcast from KTYM-AM, Inglewood, California, with station intro, local ads for a tax service, and a dozen or more deeply-felt Gospel songs, recorded over a number of years, from Reverend Branch, accompanying himself on guitar (on the earliest recordings), then Omnichord when arthritis made the guitar difficult, then Q-Chord, which he plays today. Each has a different sound, but all are anchored by Rev. Branch’s deep, raw, heartfelt vocals. The cassette masters of the shows, which were presented to the station for broadcast, were edited on a dual-deck cassette boom box, so the shows keep their honest and direct DIY sound. And you don’t have to worry about the weak pre-dawn signal wandering away into a sea of static because you live on the other side of Los Angeles.

With so many “religious” radio stations broadcasting canned national shows or becoming a vehicle for right-wing hate politics crudely coated in a faux-“religious” frosting to fool a trusting audience, the cool, pure, refreshing Gospel waters from the Lord’s eternal spring taste better than ever, and this album documents a world that’s, unfortunately, far less common than it once was. This kind of broadcasting, this kind of music, this kind of message is doing the kind of work and providing the kind of service that the Lord himself would be providing were he here in physical form with us today. Let his anointed representative on Earth, Reverend Raymond Branch, take you by the hand and welcome you to the Heavenly Rainbow Baptist Church….because THE RAINBOW GOSPEL HOUR IS ON THE AIR!!!! via cdr album from Kendra Steiner Editions. Get your copy now…

And for a limited time, all paid orders for THE RAINBOW GOSPEL HOUR…ON THE AIR will receive a free Gospel-oriented gift along with the album. There is no extra charge for the gift item in the US, but overseas orders are encouraged to add an extra one dollar for postage as the gift item will cost a few dollars extra to send. KSE is paying Reverend Branch a generous royalty on each copy in the print run of the album IMMEDIATELY UPON RELEASE—-he will not have to wait for sales—-and I’m sure it will go toward the water bill, supplies, rent, and the other immediate needs of the ministry. You can also help the Heavenly Rainbow Baptist Church by donating at  http://reverendbranch.blogspot.com   Scroll down to the lower right-hand side of the page to find the “donate” button.

Here is some background info from Rev. Branch’s website:

For over 40 years, New Orleans native Reverend Raymond Branch shared his home and church recordings each week on Los Angeles’ Rainbow Gospel Hour. Emanating from Inglewood’s KTYM, the diminished late night signal and the program’s pre-dawn scheduling, followed by KTYM’s subsequent removal of musical programs from its streaming service, made hearing Rev. Branch’s broadcasts almost impossible for most listeners.  In 2014, Rev. Branch retired the historic broadcast upon learning KTYM would be changing ownership and format.

Also, here is my review, published upon the album’s release, of the I’VE GOT HEAVEN ON MY MIND cd:

Back in the 1960’s-1980’s, I often listened to raw, downhome Gospel music on low-wattage AM radio stations from both black and white artists/groups. Often, a minister would both preach AND sing, and there was a raw and spontaneous and heartfelt quality to that music which cannot be faked and which is moving on a deep level. Reverend Raymond Branch’s new album brings back that rich heartfelt spirit. A legend in Los Angeles radio for his longtime broadcasts from the Heavenly Rainbow Baptist Church, Reverend Branch has made an album that’s full of depth and life-experience and wisdom. He’s in his 80’s, but if you have enjoyed recent Bob Dylan recordings of late period Louis Armstrong, you should not have a problem with the Reverend’s gravelly, lived-in voice. It’s a voice of experience and a welcoming voice. While he played the guitar in the past, presently he is accompanying himself on the Omnichord and Qchord, instruments which are described as being in the autoharp family. The sound the instruments create is haunting….If you can imagine a keyboard set-up for a minute, imagine that the left hand produces pillowy chords which anchor the songs and suggest their chord progression, while the the right hand does these beautiful and fascinating filligrees which circle and dialogue with the vocals. The album seems to exist in a transcendent state, the kind of deep and exalted state found in worship or prayer, and Reverend Branch has created a beautiful album that extends his ministry. One of the other reviews has called this album “field recordings from heaven,” and I’d have to agree with that. This is raw Gospel from the heart and has an “outside” quality which is refreshing….it’s nothing like the slick, sanitized Gospel one hears so much on the radio and in concert nowadays. If you are looking for a timeless Gospel experience from a man whose voice drips with wisdom and life experience and who truly reflects the love of The Lord toward us all, then you’ll be as excited about this new album from Reverend Raymond Branch as I am. Truly, an original!

KSE is happy to partner with the Heavenly Rainbow Baptist Church in presenting this special and unique album, documenting an important and still-potent local broadcasting phenomenon, and spreading the healing words and music of Reverend Branch.

This is the third of our new releases (not counting the compilation album) in the 2016 schedule. Ernesto Diaz-Infante’s “Tunnels” and Brian Ruryk’s “Actual Size…” came out over the last two weeks.  We will take a break for the second half of May and come back with three more new albums in June, including ones from Alfred 23 Harth and Massimo Magee. Please stay tuned….and thanks for your support of KSE over the last ten years!

While ordering RAINBOW GOSPEL HOUR…ON THE AIR!, why not also score some of our other albums and poetry chapbooks:

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

KSE #334, Brian Ruryk, “Actual Size…degress again”

KSE #333, Ernesto Diaz-Infante, “Tunnels”  solo 12-string “mantra strumming” guitar from this West Coast innovator

KSE #331, KSE 10th Anniversary compilation album with Alfred 23 Harth, Sarah Hennies, Derek Rogers, Massimo Magee, Vanessa Rossetto, Rambutan, Graham Lambkin, Ernesto Diaz-Infante, Brent Fariss, and Matt Krefting.

KSE #320, MIKE BARRETT & TOM CREAN, “Casual Luddites”

KSE #328, LISA CAMERON & NATHAN BOWLES, “Liquid Sunshine” percussion duo

KSE #327, BELLTONE SUICIDE (aka Mike Barrett), “Wave Table Erotica”

KSE #324, FOSSILS, “Modern Architecture”….cover art by Wyatt Doyle

KSE #326, MORE EAZE (aka Marcus M. Rubio), “Abandoning Finitude”….cover art by Bob Bruno

KSE #322,  WEREWHEELS (Sir Plastic Crimewave & Dawn Aquarius), “Live, Raw and Psycho In Japan”

KSE #318, ALFRED 23 HARTH & JOHN BELL, “Camellia”

KSE #316, MASSIMO MAGEE & DAVID W. STOCKARD, “Interrogatories”

KSE #314, BELLTONE SUICIDE, NON-CONFORMIST SESSIONS

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

KSE #296, THE GARMENT DISTRICT (featuring Jennifer Baron), “Luminous Toxin”

KSE #293, MORE EAZE (Marcus M. Rubio), “Stylistic Deautomatization” (reissued)

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NEWEST POETRY CHAPBOOKS:

($6 US ppd/$7 elsewhere ppd)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PLEASE NOTE**********KSE WILL BE CLOSED DURING THE PERIOD 15 MAY- 1 JUNE 2016….You may order during that time, but it will not be shipped until 2 or 3 June….thanks for your understanding….

 

 

April 26, 2016

upcoming spring-summer Pittsburgh shows from THE GARMENT DISTRICT

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Western Pennsylvania/Northeast Ohio friends will want to check out these upcoming Pittsburgh-area shows from THE GARMENT DISTRICT, featuring JENNIFER BARON:

MAY 19, CARNEGIE MUSEUM OF ART

JULY 9, DEUTSCHTOWN MUSIC FESTIVAL

JULY 19: LADYFEST PITTSBURGH @ SPIRIT

Contemporary psychedelia at its finest!

GARMENT SHOWS

and don’t forget that the Garment District’s much-acclaimed album LUMINOUS TOXIN is still available from KSE….ordering information can be found at the page Available KSE music, poetry & art….

GARMENT DISTRICT cover

April 25, 2016

KSE Euro Genre-Film Festival, week two

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7 FILMS, 7 DAYS

KSE Euro Genre-Film Festival, Week Two, late April 2016


Lex Barker and Silvia Lopez in SON OF THE RED CORSAIR (Italy 1959)

Son-of-the-Red-Corsair-Poster

PAUL NASCHY and ERIKA BLANC in A DRAGONFLY FOR EACH CORPSE (Spain 1974)

dragonfly

RICHARD HARRISON and GUILIANO GEMMA in REVOLT OF THE PRAETORIANS (Italy-Spain 1964)

revolt

RICHARD HARRISON in SECRET AGENT FIREBALL (Italy-Germany-France 1965)

secret-agent-fireball-1966

ANTHONY EISLEY in LIGHTNING BOLT (Italy 1966)

lightning bolt

THOMAS HUNTER and JAMES SHIGETA in DEATH WALKS IN LAREDO (Italy 1966)

DeathWalksInLaredo

PETER LEE LAWRENCE and LUIS DAVILA in DEATH ON HIGH MOUNTAIN (Spain-Italy 1969)

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April 24, 2016

Bill Shute poetry chapbook, “Trickle-Down City Limits” (KSE #325)

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BILL SHUTE

TRICKLE-DOWN CITY LIMITS (KSE #335, poetry chapbook)

edition of 43 copies

composed January-March 2016

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($6 US ppd   /   $7 elsewhere ppd)

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

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

TRICKLEDOWN COVER

Yes, we’re all waiting for it to trickle-down, whatever “it” is for each of us, and according to whatever timetable or system we’ve talked ourselves into believing. These are the poetic fragments swept up after the fact by archaeologists from the future, the raw materials from which the inferences will be made, the evidence from which the crime (theft and emotional abuse on a grand scale) will be someday re-imagined with 20/20 hindsight. After a while, the lack of oxygen made us light-headed, and TRICKLE-DOWN CITY LIMITS exists in that oxygen-starved netherworld. Five pages of poetry and three artworks. As Jerry Van Dyke used to say in those ads for Big Lots, “Come on—-you know you want to go there!” The trip is cheap but potent: $6 postpaid in the US, $7 elsewhere. Ordering information is to be found above.

This is the last KSE release before my “writing vacation” in central Louisiana during the last two weeks of May. You can still order during that period (and you should as we’ll be deleting a number of albums and chapbooks when I come back in June) and your items will be shipped promptly during the first week of June.

I’m involved in a number of poetry and poetry-related projects presently, so you’ll be seeing some surprises over the next 18-24 months. Until then, grab some of the recent chapbooks (listed below) which are still available and also give TRICKLE-DOWN a try. The first person who received a copy of this (from Pennsylvania, someone who attended my Pittsburgh reading a few years back), who has been a reader of mine for many years, texted me to say “Delivers the goods. Packs more into it than most novels, but in only six pages, because it requires the reader to actively participate. The final section left me speechless. It’s painful, but self-realization always is. You’ve hit the nail on the head.”

Get your copy now. Edition of 43 copies.

While ordering TRICKLE-DOWN CITY LIMITS, why not also score some of our other albums and poetry chapbooks:

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

KSE #335, Reverend Raymond Branch, “The Rainbow Gospel Hour…On The Air!”

KSE #334, Brian Ruryk, “Actual Size…degress again”

KSE #333, Ernesto Diaz-Infante, “Tunnels”  solo 12-string “mantra strumming” guitar from this West Coast innovator

KSE #331, KSE 10th Anniversary compilation album with Alfred 23 Harth, Sarah Hennies, Derek Rogers, Massimo Magee, Vanessa Rossetto, Rambutan, Graham Lambkin, Ernesto Diaz-Infante, Brent Fariss, and Matt Krefting.

KSE #320, MIKE BARRETT & TOM CREAN, “Casual Luddites”

KSE #328, LISA CAMERON & NATHAN BOWLES, “Liquid Sunshine” percussion duo

KSE #327, BELLTONE SUICIDE (aka Mike Barrett), “Wave Table Erotica”

KSE #324, FOSSILS, “Modern Architecture”….cover art by Wyatt Doyle

KSE #326, MORE EAZE (aka Marcus M. Rubio), “Abandoning Finitude”….cover art by Bob Bruno

KSE #322,  WEREWHEELS (Sir Plastic Crimewave & Dawn Aquarius), “Live, Raw and Psycho In Japan”

KSE #318, ALFRED 23 HARTH & JOHN BELL, “Camellia”

KSE #316, MASSIMO MAGEE & DAVID W. STOCKARD, “Interrogatories”

KSE #314, BELLTONE SUICIDE, NON-CONFORMIST SESSIONS

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

KSE #296, THE GARMENT DISTRICT (featuring Jennifer Baron), “Luminous Toxin”

KSE #293, MORE EAZE (Marcus M. Rubio), “Stylistic Deautomatization” (reissued)

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NEWEST POETRY CHAPBOOKS:

($6 US ppd/$7 elsewhere ppd)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Orders of three or more items will receive a FREE copy of one of our KSE “private pressing” cdr albums, but you must request it with your order. Mention in the note where you include with your paypal order listing what you want and what’s your address. Thanks! Offer good through the end of June 2016 only.

PLEASE NOTE**********KSE WILL BE CLOSED DURING THE PERIOD 15 MAY- 1 JUNE 2016….You may order during that time, but it will not be shipped until 2 or 3 June….thanks for your understanding….

 

April 18, 2016

BRIAN RURYK, “Actual Size…degress again” (KSE #334)

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BRIAN RURYK

“Actual Size…degress again”

KSE #334 (CDR album)

$8  US  postpaid / $12.00 elsewhere postpaid

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

please provide a note with your order listing the items you’ve ordered and your mailing address….thanks!

BRIAN COVER

It’s always a joy to invite someone whose work I admire to create an album or a poetry chapbook for KSE. Such is the case with Toronto’s BRIAN RURYK. I first heard his name back in the Factsheet Five/OP-era back in the 80’s. Artists working today in any discipline could learn a lot from the work done by the lo-fi DIY sound collagists of that period who issued their work on homemade cassettes with edgy cut-up xeroxed covers and who may have edited the release on their boom-box. A few years ago I had the privilege of seeing some of the 64-65 period Warhol films screened from 16mm copies from the Museum of Modern Art. The muddy sound, inattention to traditional focus and framing, and the square 16mm image truly grabbed the viewers and pulled us into the world of the film….those who did not want to be  pulled into that world walked out (Lisa Cameron saw one of them with me, and she was similarly blown away). What was most exciting for me was the insight that THIS CAN NEVER BE “CLEANED UP” AND RELEASED ON A BLU-RAY. The film and its technique are one–why would you WANT to separate them? Warhol guaranteed that those of us in the future would experience the film as he created it/documented it. Incorporating intentionally limited technology into one’s aesthetic is a fruitful area in the arts. Just ask Andy Milligan….or D.A. Levy…or Fred Cole…or Fossils….or yours truly!

BRIAN RURYK, for over 30 years, has carved out his own corner in the experimental music/sound-art world, with dozens of releases featuring his unique guitar work (his approach is as original as Jandek’s–it’s as if he approaches the instrument with no preconceptions whatsoever and strives to find out what it’s capable of, and he also takes full advantage of the percussive possibilities of the instrument, particularly when he’s playing an acoustic) and punk-influenced cut-up DIY art, often packaging the releases in found or throwaway materials. Thus, the packaging and the sound and the presentation and the overall aesthetic are one.

In 2015, Fossils did an album for KSE dedicated to Brian (and they have certainly continued in the vein Brian pioneered), and then they did another album WITH Brian. I got in touch with Brian directly when sending him copies of those albums, and I started investigating his rich back catalogue…fortunately, he agreed to record a new album for KSE, ACTUAL SIZE…degress again (do I need to put a “sic” after that? If you “get” Brian’s work, you’ll see I do not–he molds and re-creates language as he does sound).

This album length sound-collage is so rich and multi-textured and edgy and witty, sourced from a wide variety of audio flotsam and jetsam, mixed with Ruryk’s trademark guitar work (both acoustic and electric), I can’t help but play it again and again. And like all good assemblage or bricolage or whatever, the closer you look, the longer you listen, the deeper you go, the more you are amazed at the artistry there….and the more other approaches tend to seem stale and rote and limited.

David Payne of Fossils has followed Brian Ruryk’s work for some time and of course has been influenced too by Brian’s aesthetic (and worked with him on a collaborative album, FOSSILS WITH BRIAN RURYK)….and also HIS EXAMPLE. He doesn’t talk about it…he DOES IT. Here are some of David’s thoughts on Brian’s work:

I discovered Brian Ruryk shortly after moving to Hamilton in 2002. In fact I discovered a copy of his 1997 LP “Guitar Obstacle Course” in the 99-cent bin at a local record shop. It was the most insane beautiful guitar noise I had ever heard and I was hooked (or sunk). It has been a pleasure to work with Brian over the years and see him perform but as a fan of his releases I got ultimate rocks. Brian is a true inspiration, a unique artist which is so rare in the land of consumerism, hipsterism and phonies. He operates in a realm of cut-up chaos that is a cut-above without pretense or bullshit. He delivers his guitar-garbage worldview – however foolish – often downright hilarious – recycling himself in stereo thru broken speakers and a bouquet of ghetto-blasted flowers.

When so many artists turn to rare or expensive equipment, boutique pedals and fancy post-production to polish their final product, [Brian’s releases] are the raw deal. Not to say they were not edited with care but Ruryk works with material at hand, found in the street, broken and breaking down. If you like the sound of breaking down, get the real thing

you can buy Brian’s releases here:
https://www.discogs.com/label/764915-Eyeofth-Ephallus

Ladies and gentlemen, we are happy to offer you the newest creation from DIY bricolage master and guitar original BRIAN RURYK….Brian is such a welcome relief to the self-serious and pretentious approach so many take nowadays. Now having worked with him on an album from conception to completion, I can attest that everything about him is consistently spontaneous and DIY and full of absurdist humor. I loved the old days of DIY noise cassettes edited on a boom box. We could use MORE of that honesty and in-your-face straightforwardness today. That’s why I’m so excited about putting out his album, which you will love if the above descriptions appeal to you. And when the album is over, why not watch one of Jerry Warren’s “patchwork” films such as FACE OF THE SCREAMING WEREWOLF or one of Godfrey Ho’s “ninja” films with a random assemblage of footage from various projects finished and unfinished….you’ll be a few steps closer to the world of Brian Ruryk’s work….and it’s a world I enjoy living in! Never a dull moment! In those films as in Brian’s music, the juxtapositions somehow “crack the egg” of normal everyday life and scramble our usual trusted coordinates. Thanks for that!

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This is the second of our new releases (not counting the compilation album) in the 2016 schedule. Ernesto Diaz-Infante’s “Tunnels” came out last week. In about 10 days to two weeks, we’ll issue the new album of a vintage Reverend Raymond Branch radio broadcast, and then we will take a break for the second half of May and come back with three more new albums in June, including ones from Alfred 23 Harth and Massimo Magee. Please stay tuned….and thanks for your support of KSE over the last ten years!

While ordering ACTUAL SIZE, why not also score some of our other albums and poetry chapbooks:

**********KSE WILL BE CLOSED DURING THE PERIOD 15 MAY- 1 JUNE 2016….You may order during that time, but it will not be shipped until 2 or 3 June….thanks for your understanding….

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

KSE #333, Ernesto Diaz-Infante, “Tunnels”  solo 12-string “mantra strumming” guitar from this West Coast innovator

KSE #331, KSE 10th Anniversary compilation album with Alfred 23 Harth, Sarah Hennies, Derek Rogers, Massimo Magee, Vanessa Rossetto, Rambutan, Graham Lambkin, Ernesto Diaz-Infante, Brent Fariss, and Matt Krefting.

KSE #320, MIKE BARRETT & TOM CREAN, “Casual Luddites”

KSE #328, LISA CAMERON & NATHAN BOWLES, “Liquid Sunshine” percussion duo

KSE #327, BELLTONE SUICIDE (aka Mike Barrett), “Wave Table Erotica”

KSE #324, FOSSILS, “Modern Architecture”….cover art by Wyatt Doyle

KSE #326, MORE EAZE (aka Marcus M. Rubio), “Abandoning Finitude”….cover art by Bob Bruno

KSE #322,  WEREWHEELS (Sir Plastic Crimewave & Dawn Aquarius), “Live, Raw and Psycho In Japan”

KSE #318, ALFRED 23 HARTH & JOHN BELL, “Camellia”

KSE #316, MASSIMO MAGEE & DAVID W. STOCKARD, “Interrogatories”

KSE #314, BELLTONE SUICIDE, NON-CONFORMIST SESSIONS

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

KSE #296, THE GARMENT DISTRICT (featuring Jennifer Baron), “Luminous Toxin”

KSE #293, MORE EAZE (Marcus M. Rubio), “Stylistic Deautomatization” (reissued)

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NEWEST POETRY CHAPBOOKS:

($6 US ppd/$7 elsewhere ppd)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Also, in April, May, and June 2016, orders of 3 or more items will receive (if specifically requested, be sure to mention it in your note with Paypal order) a free private-release KSE album (our choice from about 10 different ones, and we keep track of who gets what, so you will be guaranteed to get a different one with each order…NO repeats!) of rare vintage public domain archival recordings, all of which are on albums in editions of under 20, and some under 15, which are not for sale anywhere….only as free gifts to friends of KSE. 

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

April 11, 2016

new album from ERNESTO DIAZ-INFANTE, “TUNNELS” (KSE #333)

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ERNESTO DIAZ-INFANTE

“TUNNELS” (KSE #333, CDR album)

solo acoustic 12-string guitar

$8  US  postpaid / $12.00 elsewhere postpaid

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

please provide a note with your order listing the items you’ve ordered and your mailing address….thanks!

ERNESTO TUNNELS

During the 2014 Israel-Gaza conflict, 32 Palestinian tunnels, 14 of which went into Israel, were found. I was struck by the subterranean horror of these tunnels, along with the desperation their creation represented. I also was unnerved by the military tactic of random surprise kidnappings. It all seemed something out of a nightmare. My piece “Tunnels” is an offering, a mantra of peace, and a quest for light in the darkness of this political landscape. My intention was to create a calmative and ruminative strumming that would help give faith in the process of life.–ERNESTO DIAZ-INFANTE (April 2016)

As someone who grew up wrapping my mind around the guitar albums of Fred Frith, Derek Bailey, Jean-Francois Pauvros, Hans Reichel, Sonny Sharrock, Loren Mazzacane Connors, Robbie Basho, etc., I have always treasured albums by those intrepid explorers who chart new territory on guitar/banjo/bajo sexto, etc. Therefore, it’s been exciting for KSE to have an ongoing relationship with West Coast composer and guitar visionary ERNESTO DIAZ-INFANTE. He’s recorded a number of albums for KSE, both solo and with folks such as Lisa Cameron and Lee Dockery, and he had the pivotal lead-off track on the KSE 10th Anniversary album, a virtuoso six-minute splatter guitar piece, which served as an entryway into an album full of heavy-hitters such as Alfred 23 Harth, Sarah Hennies, Matt Krefting, Vanessa Rossetto, and Graham Lambkin. He also was the headlining artist at the KSE 6th Anniversary event in Austin.

TUNNELS presents a new and unique application of the “mantra strumming” guitar technique Ernesto has presented on previous albums such as Civilian Life and Wistful Entrance, Wistful Exit. Just imagine a sound version of the slow flow of thick water on a Louisiana bayou, pulsating under the surface and creating ever-changing circles, pulling down different random reeds with each pulsation, the previously knocked-down ones gradually pulling themselves back up, with occasional leaves and twigs and debris adding texture-in-motion to the scene, a scene where the form is ever-becoming. This 43-minute piece has a similar kind of slowly pulsating, ever-changing FLOW, and the chiming sweet-and-sour tone and rich harmonies of a 12-string guitar add yet more depth and complexity to the sound canvas.

In his statement about the album, Ernesto wrote, “My intention was to create a calmative and ruminative strumming that would help give faith in the process of life.” He certainly achieved THAT to the n-th degree on TUNNELS. If I were you, I’d put this on after midnight, pour out an ounce of complex Islay scotch, open the windows, and put TUNNELS on repeat….let it mix with the outside environment and the smoky peaty taste of the scotch. The tyranny of time will evaporate and the album can serve as the catalyst for a truly transcendent experience….there may be a heck of a lot wrong with the world, but an album such as TUNNELS reminds me that there are artists out there who have tapped into a higher-key, both elevating and primal.

Don’t miss this unique and powerful album. See ordering instructions above.

You can read critical articles about Ernesto Diaz-Infante’s recent work at the following links:

http://www.vitalweekly.net/945.html
http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p09868.htm
https://touchingextremes.wordpress.com/2014/07/13/ernesto-diaz-infante-wistful-entrance-wistful-exit/

This is the first of our new releases (not counting the compilation album) in the 2016 schedule. It will be followed by new albums from Brian Ruryk and Reverend Raymond Branch over the coming month, and then we will take a break for the second half of May and come back with three more new albums in June, including ones from Alfred 23 Harth and Massimo Magee. Please stay tuned….and thanks for your support of KSE over the last ten years!

**********KSE WILL BE CLOSED DURING THE PERIOD 15 MAY- 1 JUNE 2016….You may order during that time, but it will not be shipped until 2 or 3 June….thanks for your understanding….

While ordering TUNNELS, why not also score some of our other albums and poetry chapbooks:

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

KSE #331, KSE 10th Anniversary compilation album with Alfred 23 Harth, Sarah Hennies, Derek Rogers, Massimo Magee, Vanessa Rossetto, Rambutan, Graham Lambkin, Ernesto Diaz-Infante, Brent Fariss, and Matt Krefting.

KSE #320, MIKE BARRETT & TOM CREAN, “Casual Luddites”

KSE #328, LISA CAMERON & NATHAN BOWLES, “Liquid Sunshine” percussion duo

KSE #327, BELLTONE SUICIDE (aka Mike Barrett), “Wave Table Erotica”

KSE #324, FOSSILS, “Modern Architecture”….cover art by Wyatt Doyle

KSE #326, MORE EAZE (aka Marcus M. Rubio), “Abandoning Finitude”….cover art by Bob Bruno

KSE #322,  WEREWHEELS (Sir Plastic Crimewave & Dawn Aquarius), “Live, Raw and Psycho In Japan”

KSE #318, ALFRED 23 HARTH & JOHN BELL, “Camellia”

KSE #316, MASSIMO MAGEE & DAVID W. STOCKARD, “Interrogatories”

KSE #314, BELLTONE SUICIDE, NON-CONFORMIST SESSIONS

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

KSE #296, THE GARMENT DISTRICT (featuring Jennifer Baron), “Luminous Toxin”

KSE #293, MORE EAZE (Marcus M. Rubio), “Stylistic Deautomatization” (reissued)

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NEWEST POETRY CHAPBOOKS:

($6 US ppd/$7 elsewhere ppd)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Also, in April, May, and June 2016, orders of 3 or more items will receive (if specifically requested, be sure to mention it in your note with Paypal order) a free private-release KSE album (our choice from about 10 different ones, and we keep track of who gets what, so you will be guaranteed to get a different one with each order…NO repeats!) of rare vintage public domain archival recordings, all of which are on albums in editions of under 20, and some under 15, which are not for sale anywhere….only as free gifts to friends of KSE. 

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

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March 16, 2016

KSE Euro Genre-Film Festival

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7 FILMS, 7 DAYS

KSE Euro Genre-Film Festival, Spring Break 2016

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TONY RUSSEL in THE SPARTAN GLADIATORS (Italy-Spain 1964)

SPARTAN

EDMUND PURDOM in DAGLI ARCHIVI DELLA POLIZIA CRIMINALE (Italy 1973)

Dagli

ROBERT WOODS in UN COLT POR CUATRO CIRIOS (Spain 1971)

EURO WOODS

K. GORDON MURRAY presents THE PRINCESS AND THE SWINEHERD (Germany 1953, released in the USA by KGM in 1968)

princess

CAMERON MITCHELL in ATTACK OF THE NORMANS (Italy-Germany-France 1962)

GENRE NORMAN

KILLER WITH A SILK SCARF (Germany 1966)

genre HOVEN

RAY DANTON and GUY MADISON in SANDOKAN FIGHTS BACK (Italy-Germany 1964)

genre sandokan

February 20, 2016

Kendra Steiner Editions 10th Anniversary Album (KSE #331), now available!

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K S E  10th ANNIVERSARY ALBUM (KSE #331)

CDR album, produced by Bill Shute and Derek Rogers

10 new and exclusive tracks from

ALFRED 23 HARTH

SARAH HENNIES

 RAMBUTAN

VANESSA ROSSETTO

ERNESTO DIAZ-INFANTE

DEREK ROGERS

BRENT FARISS

MATT KREFTING

GRAHAM LAMBKIN

MASSIMO MAGEE

cover art by MP LANDIS

$8  US  postpaid / $12.00 elsewhere postpaid

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please provide a note with your order listing the items you’ve ordered and your mailing address….thanks!

KSE comp_0001

ERNESTO DIAZ-INFANTE, the lovers

BRENT FARISS, the last gasp of Dr. Ludwig

SARAH HENNIES, excerpt from Gather

ALFRED 23 HARTH, Kepler 452-B

MATT KREFTING, lunch at midnight

RAMBUTAN, welter

MASSIMO MAGEE, trinity (three acoustic sopranino saxophones)

VANESSA ROSSETTO, elysian fields

GRAHAM LAMBKIN, questioned by force

DEREK ROGERS, a short in the conditioning

Just a few days away from the 10th Anniversary of San Antonio-based small press and small label Kendra Steiner Editions, when back on 1 March 2006 we issued our first poetry chapbook, FOUR TEXAS STREAMS. Since then, we’ve issued 330 albums and chapbooks, hosted a dozen live events in different cities here in Texas and also in the Northeast featuring members of the KSE music and poetry family, and held a steady course and a consistent standard while challenging the often-tiresome same old same old of the “alternative” literary and musical worlds. In that time we’ve also made thousands of friends internationally and we’ve achieved what is perhaps the most difficult balancing act in the arts: people know exactly what we represent, and a KSE release is instantly identifiable as a KSE release upon viewing, but at the same time, they have no idea what to expect from our next release. Many thanks to all who have been along for part of or all of the journey.

Last year we decided that the best way to celebrate our 10th Anniversary was to compile a various artists album of new and exclusive material from some of the amazing artists we’ve had the pleasure of working with in the last decade. Not only is this an invigorating and exciting collection of new material, all recorded especially for this project between August and November of 2015, it also throws down the gauntlet to the world at large and pretty much says, “THIS is where we are and this is what we stand for.” Not everyone can be included here, of course, and some areas we work in (higher-key psychedelia, for instance) would not have fit comfortably in this mix, but this compilation allows us….and you many friends out there….to stop for a minute on our trek up the mountain, take a breath, sip some cool clear water, and take a look back at what we’ve achieved together.

In about six weeks we’ll be starting again, on the second part of our journey up that mountain. The second ten years will not be like the first ten years….although I’d like to think that all the best qualities will still be there. However, we will be planting some different crops in that KSE soil and we’ve learned much more efficient methods of harvesting. I doubt we’ll ever issue 22 albums in a year again, as we did in 2015, but I’m glad we did it (and the ones from the second half of the year are mostly still available….check the listing at the bottom of this page and get them before they are gone forever). The road of excess DOES sometimes lead to the palace of wisdom!

Thanks to all the poets and musicians and visual artists who have been a part of KSE in one way or another (albums, chapbooks, poetry readings, KSE events in various cities, etc.) in the last ten years….and especially thanks to YOU who are reading this…if you’ve told a friend, or bought a chapbook or album, or attended one of our events, or shared one of our Facebook posts!

And while you are buying this wonderful compilation, don’t forget the other items we have out which you can also savor for next to nothing (relatively speaking)….

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

KSE #320, MIKE BARRETT & TOM CREAN, “Casual Luddites”

KSE #328, LISA CAMERON & NATHAN BOWLES, “Liquid Sunshine” percussion duo

KSE #327, BELLTONE SUICIDE (aka Mike Barrett), “Wave Table Erotica”

KSE #324, FOSSILS, “Modern Architecture”….cover art by Wyatt Doyle

KSE #326, MORE EAZE (aka Marcus M. Rubio), “Abandoning Finitude”….cover art by Bob Bruno

KSE #322,  WEREWHEELS (Sir Plastic Crimewave & Dawn Aquarius), “Live, Raw and Psycho In Japan”

KSE #318, ALFRED 23 HARTH & JOHN BELL, “Camellia”

KSE #316, MASSIMO MAGEE & DAVID W. STOCKARD, “Interrogatories”

KSE #314, BELLTONE SUICIDE, NON-CONFORMIST SESSIONS

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

KSE #296, THE GARMENT DISTRICT (featuring Jennifer Baron), “Luminous Toxin”

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NEWEST POETRY CHAPBOOKS:

($6 US ppd/$7 elsewhere ppd)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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We’ll be starting up again in late March or so with two new releases:

a transcendent new album from ERNESTO DIAZ-INFANTE called “TUNNELS”

and a new poetry chapbook from one of KSE’s finest, Los Angeles-based LUIS CUAUHTEMOC BERRIOZABAL….

until then, hope you enjoy the compilation album and please pass along the word about it….

many thanks to Alfred, Sarah, Eric, Vanessa, Ernesto, Derek, Brent, Matt, Graham, Massimo, and MP for their work on the compilation….and most of all, thanks to my partner-in-everything, Mary Anne….

Looking forward to having all of you along for the ride this next 10 years…and beyond!

 

January 23, 2016

Bill Shute poetry chapbook “Good To Do, Good To Have Done” (KSE #329)

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BILL SHUTE

GOOD TO DO, GOOD TO HAVE DONE (KSE #329, poetry chapbook)

edition of 49 copies

composed in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana and Galveston County, Texas, January 2015

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($6 US ppd   /   $7 elsewhere ppd)

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

good to do

GOOD TO DO, GOOD TO HAVE DONE (KSE #329) was written soon after SATORI IN LAKE CHARLES, and in many ways is a distillation of the themes and techniques of SATORI, but rooted in the textures and grit of Galveston County, Texas, where I wrote most of it.

If I may again quote from the “advice to a young poet” which I’ve shared here and elsewhere over the years,“I think a good exercise for an apprentice poet would be to limit yourself to a small area…the alley behind your apartment, the parking lot of the convenience store in your neighborhood, a city park…and take notes on the THINGS of that environment. The ground, the walls, the trashcans, the insects, the animals, the patterns to the discoloration of the paint, the ripped screens, the smells, the sounds, the textures. Then use those notebooks as the raw material from which you sculpt your creation, with each particular resonating and functioning as a deep image in your well thought-out, intelligently designed construct. That’s how poetry is constructed, and it’s hard work.” That’s EXACTLY what I did in this piece with the neighborhood around the low-rent motel where I was staying down the road from Gulf Greyhound Park. I was re-reading HPB’s THE VOICE OF THE SILENCE at the time, so a three-part refrain (in sections 1, 3, and 5 of the poem) featuring my variation on “the voice of Nada” served as a foundation (a three-legged stool, so to speak) on which to construct this assemblage.

It was cold, people could hardly afford heat, various small businesses stumbled along as though it were fifteen years previous, but the permanent war economy continued barreling onward, and those who hitched a ride on it and held their noses did not starve….pretty much like anywhere in small-to-medium town America in the mid-teens of the 21st Century. And when the noise of the corporate media was silenced, and we were confronted with our selves, the Voice of Nada could be heard….

Welcome to Galveston County…and GOOD TO DO, GOOD TO HAVE DONE…

note: This was available privately for a brief time in Spring 2015, with a handful of copies being given to friends or distributed at readings or given as a free bonus to folks who had large KSE orders. It was listed as KSE #304, and probably only a dozen or so of those are in existence somewhere, but it was never actually “released” and offered here….so now it’s been re-assigned catalog #329. Grab it while you can, especially those who enjoyed SATORI IN LAKE CHARLES. Actually, this is set right down the road from the area that produced THE MOSQUITOES OF LA MARQUE. You could say this was cut from the same cloth, but that cloth has since been soiled and has shrunk from too many washings and dryings.

Remember, original KSE chapbooks will be the ONLY appearance of these poems in the form and font and layout in which they were imagined. Any future publications in “selected poems”-type books or whatever will NOT be in the classic KSE chapbook form. The 5 1/2″ x 8″ page is my organizational unit, my canvas, my bar structure. As with all KSE poetry chapbooks, this will be available for a few months and then….EVAPORATE…

NEWEST POETRY CHAPBOOKS:

($6 US ppd/$7 elsewhere ppd)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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