Barrow Island 3

Instrumental noise, recorded live with bass, drum-machine, a mixer, and lots and lots of pedals and cables.

01 Barrow Island 3a [RIGHT CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD]

02 Barrow Island 3b [RIGHT CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD]

03 Barrow Island 3c [RIGHT CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD]

04 Barrow Island 3d [RIGHT CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD]

05 Barrow Island 3e [RIGHT CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD]

And, you can stream the whole thing on youtube here:

Trash Records Audio Report (Part 2: 2009-2019)

2018 marked the 20 year anniversary of Trash Records.

Here is a playlist for your listening pleasure from the second decade plus one year (check out our 1998-2008 playlist here).

01 Pin – Right

02 Pin – Is This Today?

03 Dumbass – Faces

04 Dumbass – Design & Outcome

05 Dr. Roboto & The Hardcore Crisis – The Ballad of Johnny Custard

06 Dr. Roboto & The Hardcore Crisis – 2 Legit 2 Resign

07 YPC – A Place for Everything 09

08 YPC – A Place for Everything 10

09 The Fools Community Orchestra – I like You

10 The Fools Community Orchestra – Cat Tango

11 Zeke Mason – Days of Joy Unending

12 Zeke Mason – My Love and Me

13 Pin – One Way

14 Pin – Song 2

15 Misopogon – Death at the End of a Telephone Cord

16 Misopogon – Sharks

17 Pin – Faster, Tastier, & Above All… Easier

18 Barrow Island – Barrow Island 1b

19 Barrow Island – Barrow Island 2a

20 Dr. Roboto & The Hardcore Crisis – And then Johnny Custard discovered that the real gift was the friends he made along the way and also in prison, because he went to prison for several quite awful things

21 YPC – A Place for Everything 11

22 Zeke Mason – Where Else?

23 Zeke Mason – Here in the Desert

24 The Fools Community Orchestra – Plague Fleas

25 The Fools Community Orchestra – Mr. Bat & Mr. Parrot

Trash Records Audio Report (Part 1: 1998-2008)

2008 marked the 20 year anniversary of Trash Records.

Here is a playlist for your listening pleasure from the first 10 of those years. It’s not comprehensive (there are bands from those 10 years not represented), nor is it fully representative of each of the bands featured (some of them have done things that sound quite different from the songs here); it is, rather, a little taste of some of the things we did in those first 10 years. It’s not a “best-of,” as lots of best songs were surely left off of the list. I chose fast here; making a series of quick decisions about a set of stand-out songs that work together as a play-list and introduction. (They are culled from MP3s made at different times and are therefore at different bit-rates.) Enjoy!

You can download the songs here, or stream it below:

01 Dumbass – Cash (Single Version)
02 Dumbass –  Blindness
03 Dumbass –  Bored & Stupid (V.2)
04 Pin – Warlust (Single Version)
05 Pin – missile defense
06 Pin –  Amerikatowne
07 Vates Mortis – This Evening
08 Vates Mortis – The End of the World
09 Vates Mortis – Summertime
10 YPC – Computation Calculation
11 YPC – Retro Boogie 3
12 YPC – Love in the Evening
13 Triceratops – Angry Walrus
14 Triceratops – Bill the Conq
15 Triceratops – Triceratops (Live)
16 Mr. Spooky Band – In the Den of the Leopard
17 Mr. Spooky Band – The Seduction
18 Dumbass – Deep Eyes
19 Dumbass – History
20 Dumbass – Making This Thing
21 Zeke Mason – Mind Under Matter

Stream the playlist on youtube:

 

 

The Fools Community Orchestra: No Time Like the Present!

We are oh so very very proud to present to you, the latest album from The Fools Community Orchestra, entitled “No Time Like the Present”!

We hope that you and your families will enjoy it responsibly.

Tracks:

01 do you believe it

02 sold my soul

03 i like you

04 parrot

05 frolic

06 x2a intro

07 x2 never alive

08 cry long

09 sad monkeys

10 it

11 moon santa

12 thinkie

13 cat tango

14 no time like the present

15 mr bat and mr parrot

 

Aaaaaaaaaaand, you can stream the album on youtube:

 

 

 

The Fools Community Orchestra- EP 2!

We invite you to enjoy this lovely new EP from “The Fools Community Orchestra” entitled: “EP 2.”

It’s a lovely 6 tracks of lovelyness.

01 Lovely Things

02 All Sorts

03 Crux

04 No

05 No Way

06 Secret

And please, please, please enjoy this lovely video for the new song “Lovely Things.”

And, if you’ve decided that that is just NOT enough Fools, here is the first Fools EP.

Thank you very much for your time and consideration. May all of your days be sunny and bright (if you go in for that sort of thing).

“Love and ribbons of puppies,”

Steve the Ape

New Dumbass Album: Robbing Graves

Robbing Graves, the new album

Robbing Graves0“The negative form of the self exercises a loosening power as well as a binding power; at any time it can quite arbitrarily start all over again, and no matter how long one idea is pursued, the entire action is within a hypothesis.”

 

Robbing Graves is the new release from Dumbass.

It is an intense expressionist and experimental suite of music in two parts. The first part (the title track), is a 54 minute piece of music that is both sonically and lyrically challenging. It is deeply intertextual, both formalist and freeform, with lyrics in 4 languages, and music that moves from minimal and quiet to brash and noisy.

Robbing Graves weaves the past and present together, figuratively and literally through extensive use of archival recordings and incisive self-reflection.

The second part plays more like a traditional album, with more manageable song lengths, but it is in fact a continuation of an overarching narrative that moves, from bar 1 of part 1 towards its inevitable conclusion in the final song.

The album is available to download for free here at the Dumbass website.

Robbing Graves PortfolioIt is also available in a portfolio edition, with 2 CDs, a liner-book, and 4 hand printed woodcuts. Contact us through the Trash Records Facebook page if you are interested.

Finally, you can also stream the first Part of the album on youtube and vimeo.