jackie-o motherfucker - freaker pipe

What started out as an effort to issue some live recordings from the Fig. 5/Liberation era slowly turned into what is the most recent live recordings made available. The free jazz tinged freak-outs you were going to hear have been shelved so we could bring you these three swirling moments in time. Almost an entirely different line up on this Jackie-O than previous releases, Tom Greenwood brings along Nick Bindeman, Danny Sasaki, Corey Fogel and Eva Salens, joined by fellow sonic adventurers, Jessica Rylan on one track, while on the last track they are joined in Italy by The Moglass and My Cat Is An Alien. The entire first side features a séance sure to bring out all the ghosts in your home as the percussion builds and the guitars, synths, and saxophone create a shimmering, sparse back drop for the spirits to frolic to. While the second hints at the JOMF of yester year with a moaning trombone, a noodling blues tinged guitar and the cries of a lone saxophone on the first track. And to close it all off an dense dreamy endless mess of drones, moans, bells and such recorded in Italy.  Released in conjunction with Tom Greenwood's U-Sound Archive, this LP is one time pressing of 1000 copies into heavy 180 gram vinyl and enclosed in a custom gatefold jacket  with four color printing, hand screened right here in the great white north. The first 100 copies came in a limited variant brown jacket that were only be available through this website, however they are gone.

$18 CAD
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uzu001/usound vol. 35


spiral joy band - pleasure is the headlight

Featuring two members of the most excellent Pelt, the Spiral Joy Band swells forth from Blacksburg, Virginia, with a follow up to their album "Wake of the Dying Sun King" on VHF Records. This double LP set features recordings from two eras of the Spiral Joy Band. The first is from 2005, the second 2007. A cacophony of gongs, bowls, bells, chimes, electronics, fiddle, bowed cymbals, esraj, harmonium, srutiand electronics played by Mikel Dimmik, Michael Gangloff, Amy Shea and Nathan Bowles, along with a guest or two, here and there. "Pleasure Is The Headlight" features 5 tracks in total spread over 4 sides. The first three being long trance inducing meditations recorded in Blacksburg and Ironto. The fourth side features unique recordings, the first is a solo wind chime performance recorded in a gift shop, featuring the murmur of confused patrons and what is likely some truly wonderful AM radio piped in over the store's stereo system. The second track is a slow hazy day at the beach, with gongs, seagulls, and the gentle roar of the ocean. Pressed on 180 gram black vinyl and limited to about 400 copies, this album comes in a custom gatefold jacket with letter pressed cover art and silk screened inside art. The first 70 copies will be available in a variant cover featuring the same art as the regular version, but a different combination of paper and ink.


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spiral joy band - pleasure is the headlight

For those of you who love something very special, we have cooked up
something special. There will be a deluxe art edition of the LPs available for purchase only direct from Uzu Audio. This advance release of the album comes at two separate LPs housed in their own silk screened, hand sewn jackets with completely different cover art than the standard release of the album. Available individually, but meant to be purchased as a set. There are only 30 copies of each LP available for purchase from this run of 35 records.

$35CAD each or $60CAD for both

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messenger girls trio - excelsior salon trio

Messenger Girls Trio…the Excelsior Salon Trio... comprised of Sir
Richard Bishop (by appointment to her majesty—what the old broad did to deserve that, we'll never know) and David Knott (improvisationally
board certified music therapist), in congress with Robert Millis and
Jeffery Taylor (often known for their recreational duties in both
Climax Golden Twins and AFCGT). The quartet last released a trio album
in 2002 for the Anomalous Record label. Or perhaps the trio released a
quartet album. After that Richard Bishop toured. Dave Knott put
people's minds back together or took them apart--it just depends on
your point of view. Climax Golden Twins devoured 78rpm records and
other Victrola Favorites. Meanwhile the quartet trio tape kept
rolling—cassette players, digital devices, dictaphones, micro cassette,
wire recorders, phonautographs, notes on paper.

Edited from hours of material recorded between 2002 and 2008. Mostly
improvised in living rooms and on front porches. Mostly in Seattle: on
Goat Hill, at the Shabby Greenwood Grotto Studio and at the Sun City
Girls' cavernous Blue West headquarters, may it rest in pieces. Mostly
with acoustic guitars and percussion. Occasional insects were wrangled
into the proceedings. Layered. Sliced. Stretched. Messed, tweaked,
poked, prodded, beaten and slipped luxuriously onto a vinyl
platter for your listing enjoyment and listening pleasure by the
epicureans at Uzu Audio. Served with a 7 inch side.

*Stroboscope is not guaranteed for accurate calibration of your audio playback device.


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magneticring - s/t

“I’m pretty happy with the new stuff... going for a dream music sort of thing... early German shit, new age... let them roll, they are big dreamers.”

Magneticring is the solo project of Josh Stevenson, member of Staked Plain (est. 1993), Von Bingen, B.C.V.C.O. and formerly Jackie-O Motherfucker. Not to mention contributions to a Kemialliset Ystävät
recording, touring as a member of Samara Lubelski’s live band, Pink Mountaintops, numerous mastering credits, and is currently working on recordings with Montreal’s Sam Shalabi’s ‘Land of Kush Orchestra’ and Steven Wray Lobdell (Faust, Davis Redford Trio) After a couple of cassette releases, we are pleased to present his first long playing LP. Three tracks of hazy vintage synth pieces. This album is a one time pressing of 449 copies of clear 180 gram vinyl packaged in a Tip-on style gatefold jacket with custom silk screened art.

There are 4 variations on the cover art, printed in the following editions:
(click the image to the left to enlarge)

25x silver/dark silver/white/black $30 SOLD OUT
56x pink/green/white/black $25 CAD
15x dark silver/white/black SOLD OUT
353x green/white/black $18CAD
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afcgt - s/t

AFCGT = 3 parts A-Frames + 2 parts Climax Golden Twins. This is a vinyl
release of their self release CDr that was limited to about 75 copies.
Those lucky enough to have heard that CDr, along with those who have
caught one of this beast live in the past year know just what to expect.
Not quite as robotic and structured as the A-Frames, not quite as loose
nor remotely as mellow as the Twins ever are. This is a not perfect marriage between two great Seattle bands, this is a raw, noisy, dirty,
steamy affair. This record is in the red all the way through, and by the end
your speakers should be nearly as blown out as the amps used to
record these tracks. Pressed in an edition of 550 on 180 gram white
vinyl. Packaged in a Tip-on style gatefold jacket with silkscreened art. The first 80 copies of this record come with hand painted covers and are available only through this site. LAST COPIES! HANDPAINTED COVERS ARE SOLD OUT!!!

$18 CAD
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suishou no fune - tbd

We are very excited to share the news that after a long wait, a master disc is on its way across the pond to our HQ here in the frozen north from this Japanese psych outfit! This live document will feature Suishou no Fune as a quartet featuring Pirako(g,vo) Kageo(g) Hideo Matsueda(b) Shizuo Uchida(ds). More info as this develops.