a beard of snails records

A Beard of Snails 2006-2014

Launched December 1, 2006. Concluded October 6, 2014.

After eight years and 153 releases—or 140, or 134, depending on how you look at it—I finally decided to salt the snails, shave the fuzz, plow the field, and move on.

With my sincerest thanks for your support,
Christian Kann
abeardofsnails (at) gmail (dot) com

 

still got a few titles left for sale

Please visit the (official) A Beard of Snails Storenvy shop to purchase available physical items. As far as I’m aware, only a small number of past releases are available for download—see discography below.

 

dormant but extant, at...

 

gratitude to the following artists, who appeared on one or more of the label’s releases

6majik9, AAldo, Aditi Tahiti, Arklight, Armali Lari, Balder-, Bessemerr, The Big Drum in the Sky Religion, Birdengine, Bjerga/Iversen, Black Eagle Child, Black Velvet Stereo, BOSQUES, Mark Bradley, Bright Duplex, Hans Buetow, Bury My Heart, Caligine, Canyon, The Cats' Orchestra, Century Plants, Paulo Chagas, Cherry Creepage, The Child of a Creek, Clathrus, Cloud Shepherd, J.C. Combs, Cones, Valerio Cosi, Anla Courtis, Cruudeuces, Dao De Noize, Dead Wood, The Diamond Family Archive, Die Stadt Der Romantische Punk, Bruno Duplant (+ A Man & a Guitar), The End Springs, Donato Epiro, The Ernie Coombs Memorial Orchestra, Family Battle Snake, Manuel A. García, Geriht, GMC, Brian Green, Guanaco± (+ Lex Panayi), Harps of Fuchsia Kalmia, c.haxholm (+ Dead Black Arms, My Love We Found the Skies), Heaven People, Hobo Cubes, Hokkei Quartet, Horsehair Everywhere, Hourglass Drops, Hunton Quintet, Brandon Hurtado, Hvasseline, HysM?Duo, Il Rovescio del Giardino, Il Taglia, Illusion, Inhibitionists (+ Fugleøen, Kowloon II, Les Bicyclettes de Belize, Pacific Mausoleum, Ragged Lines, Sacred Carp, Skin Revisionists, Sunburnt Hand of Kann, Twin Polygamists), Jouurney, Katabatica, Mike Khoury, The Kiriks, Kokori, Lefterna, Les Chichis, Paz Levinson, M!, Make Believe Bombs, Matomeri, Joseph McNulty,

Mette Mareridt, Merankorii, Micromelancolié, Mold Omen, Steve Molyneux, Monks of the Balhill, mono volumen, Motion Sickness of Time Travel, Lee Noble (+ Conger Eel), Lee Noyes, Nebula VII (+ Memories of the Past), nodolby, Noon on Neptune, Nufenen, Nundata, Old Man Forest, The Old Rig, On the Wrong Planet, Andrij Orel, Andrew Perry, Pine Smoke Lodge, Pillars of Heaven, The Pistil Cosmos, Post-Materialists, Potasium Sianida, P.R.E.C., Pregnant Spore (+ Dementia and Hope Trails, Inappropriate King Live), The President's Heart, Psychic Parrot, Quaouauh, Red Electric Rainbow, Riasni Drova (+ Riasni Drova Consort), Matthew Riley, Lars Ro, Derek Rogers, Vanessa Rossetto, Rough Ride of Crafts (+ Letterfounder, S/H/A/R/R/P/S), SAIVUS, Sarah’s Charity, Satanism Around Hollywood, Saturn Finger, Saturn Form Essence, Scared Crow, Sea Zombies, Shalocins, Shiggajon, Small Things on Sundays, Solquest, Sometimes Jasmine, Spittle Sisters, Star Turbine, Stormhat, The Strange Girls, Strange Mountain, Strongly Imploded, The Super Burritos, Anders Thode, throuRoof, Troj, Vales, vvalter de maria, Vejgaard Ambient, Carlos Villena, Vlubä, (VxPxC), Valentina Vuksic, Rachael Wadham, We Wait for the Snow, Where There's Still Trees, Woodpecker Wooliams, Wolf Fluorescence, Xladnokrovie 616, Zaklanie

discography

bsbta label group era (phase 1)

ABOS111
Stormhat
"Hypnagogia"
(CD-R)

ABOS114
Die Stadt Der Romantische Punk
"The Guitar E.P."
(CD-R)

ABOS117
Vlubä
"7op"
(CD-R)

ABOS118 
Inhibitionists & Rough Ride of Crafts
"Wendigo in the Church of Merriment"
(CD-R)

ABOS119 
The President's Heart
"The End of the World"
(CD-R)

ABOS123 
Dead Black Arms / My Love We Found the Skies
"Black Visions White Versions"
(2x CD-R)

ABOS127 
Monks of the Balhill / A Man & a Guitar
"Beyond the Map"
(CD-R)

ABOS128
Rough Ride of Crafts & Inhibitionists
"Make Lovecraft Not Warcraft"
(CD-R)

ABOS129
Mette Mareridt
"Mette Mareridt & Remixes"
(2x CD-R)

ABOS131 
6majik9
"Black Sattva"
(CD-R)

ABOS133 
Cherry Creepage / Nufenen
"Split"
(CD-R)

ABOS134 
Conger Eel
"Slash of the Knife God"  
(CD-R)

ABOS136
Kowloon II
"Cotton Candy Curtains"   
(CD-R)

ABOS139
We Wait for the Snow
"Dawn of the Vultures"  
(CD-R)

ABOS145
Quaouauh
"Constellation Hut"  
(CD-R)

ABOS146
The End Springs
"The Silent Meadow"  
(CD-R) (download)

ABOS147
Mike Khoury & Hans Buetow
"Orthogonality”
(CD-R)

ABOS148
Canyon
(CD-R)

ABOS150
Woodpecker Wooliams
"Fledgling"   
(CD-R)

phase 2

ABOS2-001
Harps of Fuchsia Kalmia
"Time of Love Doesn't Converge with the System of Evil"
(CD-R) (download)

ABOS2-002
Aditi Tahiti
"Spontaneous Conversations"
(CD-R)

ABOS2-003
The Diamond Family Archive
"Dyke Road Drive"  
(CD-R)

ABOS2-004
The Strange Girls
(CD-R)

ABOS2-005
Arklight
"Yo Quiero Sangre"
(CD-R)

ABOS2-006
Lee Noyes & Bruno Duplant
"This is Our Post-Exoticism"
(CD-R)

ABOS2-007
The Big Drum in the Sky Religion
"Hymn to the Beast With Two Backs"
(CD-R)

ABOS2-008
The Child of a Creek
"Whispering Tales Under an Emerald Sun" (CD-R) (download)

ABOS2-009
Sacred Carp
"The Rest of Sacred Carp"  
(3")

ABOS2-010
Sacred Carp "More Rest Of"  
(3")

ABOS2-011
Pine Smoke Lodge
(CD-R)

ABOS2-012
Bessemerr
"Emmeduranki"
(CD-R)

ABOS2-013
P.R.E.C.
"Contagious Insanities"  
(CD-R)

ABOS2-014
Armali Lari
"Ma tu la pasta la vò?"   
(CD-R)

ABOS2-015
Fugleøen
"Prøvesprængning"  
(3")

ABOS2-016
Joseph McNulty
"Week"
(3")

ABOS2-017
Noon on Neptune
"We Found Diamonds in the Basement"
(3") (download)

ABOS2-018
The Ernie Coombs Memorial Orchestra 
"Break These Taken Wings"  
(3")

ABOS2-019
Il Taglia
"The Deepest Level"   
(CD-R)

ABOS2-020
Il Taglia
"Next to the Core"  
(CD-R)

ABOS2-021
Pacific Mausoleum
"Flying V"
(CD-R)

ABOS2-022
Where There's Still Trees
"On Your Clothes Men Find the Lifeblood of the Innocent Poor"  
(CD-R)

ABOS2-023
Bury My Heart
(CD-R)

ABOS2-024
Mark Bradley
"Beyond Smoke and Mirrors"   
(2x 3")

ABOS2-025
Kokori
"init()"  
(3")

ABOS2-026
Anders Thode
"Apartment Rocking with Anders Thode"  
(CD-R)

ABOS2-027
Hvasseline
"Ih Uh"  
(CD-R)

ABOS2-028
Psychic Parrot 
(CD-R) (download)

ABOS2-029
Matthew Riley 
"Mason Dixon Blues" 
(CD-R)

ABOS2-030
Solquest 
"The Blind Town" 
(CD-R)

ABOS2-031
Pregnant Spore / Dementia and Hope Trails / Inappropriate King Live 
"The Three Braces of Naivité"  
(3x CD-R)

ABOS2-032
Geriht / Nebula VII 
"Split"  
(3")

ABOS2-033
mono volumen 
"The Vanishing of the Bees"  
(3")

ABOS2-034
The Super Burritos 
"Two Monkeys Fight For a Banana" 
(3")

ABOS2-035
Satanism Around Hollywood 
"Uncontrolled Winds" 
(3")

ABOS2-036
Rough Ride of Crafts & Inhibitionists
"Brutal Mixes" 
(3")

ABOS2-037
Bruno Duplant & Paulo Chagas 
"Arts Premiers" 
(CD-R)

ABOS2-038
Mold Omen
(CD-R)

ABOS2-039
Old Man Forest 
"Made Up Saints"   
(CD-R)

ABOS2-040
Riasni Drova Consort
"Berezhene"  
(CD-R)

ABOS2-041
Pacific Mausoleum 
"America's Hat"  
(CD-R)

phase 3

ABOS3-042
Strongly Imploded / Matomeri
(7")

ABOS3-043
The Old Rig / Hobo Cubes / Saturn Finger / Balder-
(2x 7")

ABOS3-044
Small Things on Sundays
"Drill"
(c36) (download)

ABOS3-045
Matthew Riley / The Big Drum in the Sky Religion
(c48)

ABOS3-046
Lefterna / Pacific Mausoleum
(c21)

ABOS3-047
nodolby 
(c8) (download)

ABOS3-048
Hokkei Quartet
"Hempty's Love"
(c40)

ABOS3-049
Black Velvet Stereo
"Iron Trees E.P."  
(c19) (download)

ABOS3-050
Letterfounder Meets Ragged Lines
"Book Club Beatz"  
(c22) (download)

ABOS3-051
Pregnant Spore / nodolby
(one-sided LP)

ABOS3-052
Joseph McNulty
"Walk Crawlin’"       
(LP)

ABOS3-053
Brian Green
"Twine"   
(c30) (download)

ABOS3-054
HysM?Duo
"Vorstellungen"  
(c30) (download)

ABOS3-055
Merankorii
"Alain"  
(c30)

ABOS3-056
Pacific Mausoleum
"Gag Me With Devil Horns"  
(c30)

ABOS3-057
Spittle Sisters
"These Dark Objects"  
(c37)

ABOS3-058
c.haxholm
"Slow Waves of You"   
(c52)

ABOS3-059
S/H/A/R/R/P/S & Inhibitionists / Skin Revisionists / Fugleøen / Pacific Mausoleum / Sunburnt Hand of Kann
(c40)

ABOS3-060
Skin Revisionists
"Brick Witness"  
(c5)

ABOS3-061
Caligine
"Anomia Mediterranea"  
(CD-R)

ABOS3-062
Mark Bradley
"When Art Imitates Life"
(CD-R)

ABOS3-063
Cloud Shepherd
"Unknown"  
(CD-R)

ABOS3-064
The Big Drum in the Sky Religion
"Rangda Electric"  
(CD-R)

ABOS3-065 
Saturn Form Essence
"Deep Space Journey"
(CD-R)

ABOS3-066
Scared Crow
"Love in a Dream"
(CD-R) (download)

ABOS3-067
Post-Materialists
"Post-Materialists E.P."    
(3")

ABOS3-068
Pacific Mausoleum
"I Could Fall From Grace or for Her"  
(3")

ABOS3-069
Clathrus
"Lanugo"   
(3") (download)

ABOS3-070
Birdengine
"I Like Totally Do Not Understand or Whatever E.P."   
(3") (download)

ABOS3-071
The Kiriks
"The River of Zion"  
(3")

ABOS3-072
The End Springs / Caligine
(7")

ABOS3-073
Strange Mountain
(CD-R) (download)

ABOS3-074
Dao De Noize
"Nasreddinoize"   
(CD-R)

ABOS3-075
Illusion / Nebula VII
"....."
(CD-R)

ABOS3-076
Black Velvet Stereo
"Destroy This Town"   
(CD-R) (download)

ABOS3-077
The Big Drum in the Sky Religion
"Vodou Chile"  
(CD-R)

ABOS3-078
mono volumen 
"Mono Risa"   
(CD-R)

ABOS3-079
Il Taglia 
"I'm Transparent in the Middle of a Canyon Looking at the Sky"  
(4x CD-R)

ABOS3-080
Xladnokrovie 616
"Gorod" 
(2x CD-R)

ABOS3-081
Fugleøen 
"Broer Mellem Lufthuller"  
(c21)

ABOS3-082
Inhibitionists
"Synthetic Ragas" 
(c20)

ABOS3-083
Pacific Mausoleum 
"USB Void"   
(c40)

ABOS3-084
Les Bicyclettes De Belize 
"Museum of Fine Tarts"   
(c30)

ABOS3-085
Twin Polygamists / Pacific Mausoleum
(c8)

ABOS3-086
Skin Revisionists
"The Moonlanding Was Caked"   
(3")

ABOS3-087
Balder- 
"Ramblings"  
(3")

ABOS3-088
The End Springs 
"Caos"  
(3") (download)

ABOS3-089
Shalocins 
"Another Hovering Menace"  
(CD-R)

ABOS3-090
Derek Rogers 
"Peripetia"   
(CD-R) (download)

ABOS3-091
The Cats' Orchestra
"Widow Fish Rumours"  
(c25)

ABOS3-092
Brandon Hurtado 
"A Path Through the Woods"  
(c28)

ABOS3-093
Rough Ride of Crafts 
"Traintracker" (c44) (download)

ABOS3-094
Dao De Noize / Troj 
(c28)

ABOS3-095
SAIVUS / Carlos Villena 
(c22)

ABOS3-096
Bjerga/Iversen 
"New Electric Morning"   
(c38)

ABOS3-097
Mark Bradley 
"Radiant"   
(c21)

ABOS3-098
Brian Green 
"060412"   
(c21)

ABOS3-099
Pacific Mausoleum 
"Communist Sweepstakes"  
(c37)

ABOS3-100
Various artists
“Bearded Snails”
(3x 3")

ABOS3-101
The Big Drum in the Sky Religion 
"Qalandar Girl"   
(3")

ABOS3-102
Katabatica 
"Katabatica 1"  
(3")

ABOS3-103
Potasium Sianida
(CD-R)

ABOS3-104
Memories of the Past 
"Nostalgia"  
(CD-R) (download)

ABOS3-105
Nundata
"Amoeba"   
(c49)

ABOS3-106
Vales
"Sebakh"  
(c40)

ABOS3-107
Micromelancolié / Wolf Fluorescence
(c60)

ABOS3-108
Il Rovescio del Giardino
"Extracts from Dying Circumstance"  
(c50)

ABOS3-109
Vejgaard Ambient / Andrew Perry/Dead Wood
(c58)

ABOS3-110
On the Wrong Planet
"III"  
(c40)

ABOS3-76477
The Big Drum in the Sky Religion
"Hell Hath No Fury"  
(3x CD-R)

phase IV

ABOS4-124
Zaklanie
"Día de Los Vivos..."
(3") (download)

ABOS4-137
Star Turbine / Miguel A. García & Valentina Vuksic
(c76)

ABOS4-141
Les Chichis / GMC
(lathe cut 7")

ABOS4-144
Kokori
(lathe cut 7")

a beard of snails bonus 

ABOSBONUS1
Fugleøen
"Føniks Variationer"
(c48)

ABOSBONUS2
Pacific Mausoleum & Brian Green
"Cosmic Cough Drops"
(c10)

ABOSBONUS3
Les Bicyclettes De Belize
"Lieberazzi"
(c5)

ABOSBONUS4
Pacific Mausoleum
"No Direction Ohm"
(c60)

ABOSBONUS5 
Inhibitionists
"Synthetic Raga (Pacific Mausoleum Remix)" (CD-R)

ABOSBONUS6
Inhibitionists
"Acrobat Out of Hell"
(3")

expulsion into offering

#1
Mark Bradley / Hourglass Drops
(c60)

#2
Heaven People / Dead Black Arms / Sacred Carp / The Pistil Cosmos / Donato Epiro / Inhibitionists
(c90)

#3
M! / AAldo / Where There's Still Trees / Sacred Carp / Matomeri / Lee Noble
(c90)

#4
Black Eagle Child / Woodpecker Wooliams / Guanaco ±
(c38)

where i first laid ears on you subscription series

#1 
Make Believe Bombs / The Big Drum in the Sky Religion (3")

#2
Mark Bradley / Motion Sickness of Time Travel (3")

#3
Hobo Cubes / Cruudeuces (3")

#4
Solquest / Twin Polygamists (3")

#5
Red Electric Rainbow / Jouurney (3")

#6
Lee Noyes / Andrij Orel (3")

#7
Lee Noble / Brian Green (3")

BSBTA / A Beard of Snails co-releases

BSBTAVINYL6
Various artists
”Vinyl Beards”
(LP)

BSBTAVINYL7
Various artists
”Vinyl Snails”
(LP) / (LP + CD-R)