Kendra Steiner Editions (Bill Shute)

January 19, 2014

DEREK ROGERS returns to Texas for a rare concert appearance…TONIGHT…in Austin

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Very excited to welcome DEREK ROGERS back to Texas for a rare concert appearance,  tonight in Austin. Derek was one of the two (along with Sir Plastic Crimewave) original KSE recording artists when we branched out into experimental music CDR’s, and since relocating from Texas to Los Angeles, he’s continued to issue a stream of fascinating forward-thinking albums on a myriad of labels in many different countries. If you are free tonight, head on over to Calles St. at East 6th, Austin…welcome back, DR!!


poster by Lee Noble


December 8, 2013

Bill Shute/KSE Top 27 Albums of 2013 (in no particular order)

Once again, although it’s been a horrible year in many ways and a mediocre year in many other ways, it’s been a GREAT year for the arts, both in new work in a variety of disciplines and in archival reissues/rediscoveries of earlier work, much of it unappreciated or even unreleased in its day. As far as new creations from 2013, it will take future archivists 100 years to catalog what’s been done this year…and with all the micro-editions and unique art-editions and the proliferation of formats for artworks of all kinds and the ephemeral creations such as installations, the depth and breadth of what’s been created in 2013 is stunning…and the archival presentations of past works have never been more thoughtfully and beautifully presented. There has been a lot to discover and to appreciate this year.

Of the hundreds upon hundreds of new cd/cassette/cdr/vinyl releases I’ve enjoyed in 2013, here are the 27 that I would most recommend…ranging from 20’s jazz to 20th century composers to 60’s garage bands to free-improv/free-jazz to a solo album by an ex-Ellingtonian to Jandek’s 9-cd set of solo piano to a 4-cd box of “old-time” music from late 1920’s Tennessee to cassettes from contemporary noise/drone/improv masters to Los Angeles R&B of the late 40’s to a Henry Mancini soundtrack and much much more…thanks to all the artists and labels listed below for making this such a great year.

THESE ARE NOT IN ANY ORDER…they are all FIRST in my book…

1. KEITH ROWE/GRAHAM LAMBKIN, “Making A” (Erstwhile, cd, US)


2. various artists, “Oklahoma Rocks, Volume 14: The ‘Ruff’ Label” (no label, cdr, US)

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3. various artists, “Beating The Petrillo Ban: The Late December 1947 ‘Modern’ Sessions” (ACE, 2-cd set, UK)


4. ANGELICA SANCHEZ/WADADA LEO SMITH, “Twine Forest” (Clean Feed, cd, Portugal)


5. various artists, “Book A Trip 2: More Psych-pop Sounds of Capitol Records” (Now Sounds, cd, UK)

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6. JEF GILSON, “Archives” (Jazzman, cd, UK)


7. ALFRED 23 HARTH, “As Yves Drew A Line. Estate.” (Re-Records, cd, Hong Kong)

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8. various artists, “The Johnson City Sessions, 1928-1929” (Bear Family, 4-cd box, Germany)


9. WALT DICKERSON QUARTET, “The Complete New Jazz Recordings” (Solar, 2-cd, EU)


10. SMOKEY EMERY, “Quartz” (Indian Queen, vinyl EP, US)


11. BARRY ALTSCHUL, “The 3Dom Factor” (Tum, cd, Finland)


12. JIMMY LYTELL, “The Complete Pathe Recordings, 1926-1928” (Jazz Oracle, CD, Canada)


13. DEREK ROGERS, “Don’t Stop Bereaving” (Bridgetown, cassette, US)

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14. SIMONE MANCUSO, “John Cage–Works For Percussion” (Stradivarius, CD, Italy)


15. JANDEK, “The Song of Morgan” (Corwood, 9-cd box, US)

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16. HENRY MANCINI, “Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, THE WHITE DAWN” (Intrada, CD, US)


17. BROTHER JOHN RYDGREN, “Silhouette Segments” (Omni, 2-cd, Australia)


18. various artists, “Long-Lost Honkers & Twangers” (Ace, CD, UK)


19. FOSSILS, “Brainville” (Banned Productions, cassette, Canada)

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20. THE CHICO HAMILTON QUARTET featuring CHARLES LLOYD, “A Different Journey” (WEA International, CD, Japan)

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21. ANTON HEYBOER, “Rules Of The Universe” (Kye, 2-LP set, US)


22. HAROLD ASHBY QUARTET, “Harold Ashby Quartet” (Progressive, cd, US)


23. VALES, “Boreal Head Trip” (Skell, cassette, US)


24. JANDEK, “Athens Saturday” (Corwood, 2-cd set, US)

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25. BOB DYLAN, “Another Self-Portrait, 1969-1971: The Bootleg Series, Volume 10” (Colunbia, 2-cd set, US)


26. various artists (Huey Meaux productions), “South Texas Rhythm ‘n’ Soul Revue” (Ace, cd, UK)

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27. GREG “STACKHOUSE” PREVOST, “Mississippi Murderer” (Mean Disposition, LP, Spain)

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July 19, 2010

new CDR’s from Sir Plastic Crimewave, Ophibre, Derek Rogers

Kendra Steiner Editions is proud to announce its first three music CDR’s from three internationally acclaimed musician-composers, hailing respectively from Chicago, Boston, and Austin.

KSE #172 (full-length, professionally duplicated CDR album)

SIR PLASTIC CRIMEWAVE, “string/soul/eye”

brand-new studio album of long, deep, Indian-flavored solo pieces (with  two Krautrock-flavored interludes to vary the texture) from Chicago’s legendary psychedelic shaman. truly, a higherkey experience. hand-numbered edition of 75 copies

$7 ppd. anywhere


KSE #176 (3″ mini-cd, approx. 19 minutes)

OPHIBRE, “st. asphalt (patron saint of army ants)”

blistering new electronic composition from Boston-based Ophibre (aka Benjamin Rossignol), who has recorded for Ruralfaune, Tape Drift, SRA, and many other cutting-edge labels—-Ophibre is also a builder of instruments, a technician, an aesthetician of the drone—-think scalding-hot asphalt and swarms of army ants alchemically transformed into evolving and revolving sheets of sound…hand-numbered edition of 75 copies

$5 ppd. anywhere

ps, don’t miss Ophibre’s other new release, the exciting PHASE PLANE CAKE DECORATOR, available from Intransitive Recordings’  “Songs From Under The Floorboards” series at


KSE #170 (3-inch mini-cdr, approx. 19 minutes)

DEREK ROGERS, “circum_navigate”

Austin-based musician-composer Derek Rogers recently premiered this haunting electronic composition at the NMASS Festival in June 2010, and the week after that he went into the studio and recorded this 19-minute version for KSE… feel the sting of the contact mic, bathe in the drone, climb the fuzzed-out steps to speaker-shredding bliss…Derek will be playing the Neon Marshmallow Festival in Chicago in August, and will be selling this cdr, but why wait? edition of 75 hand-numbered copies.

$5 ppd. anywhere


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another round of new 3″ releases in a month or two, including RAMBUTAN and ANDREAS BRANDAL…and later in the fall, a brand-new, full-length solo-saxophone & electronics album from legendary German freejazz master ALFRED 23 HARTH !!!

and don’t forget, we still publish and sell independent poetry chapbooks, having issued 160+  in just under five years…check out the presently available items from John Sweet, Bill Shute, A. J. Kaufmann, Jono Tosch, Zachary C. Bush, and many others…

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