Les Chichis / GMC lathe cut 7"
€ 13.00 LAST
Brief but billowing displays of authentic (Semi-) New Weird South America, in the forms of folkloric processing, tropicalized perk-ussion, and looped psych shaman-erisms. Such, via the talented Les Chichis and GMC (also known as ½ of My3yeah, and no stranger to lathe cut releases, having been paired with Antony Milton previously.) Just ten replicas of this black 33 RPM lathe cut exist... with a mere two left for sale through abeardofsnails.com! All come housed in a spraypainted 7" Arigato Pak, with photocopied-art-insides. MP3s available upon request, to you who purchase.
Joseph McNulty "Walk Crawlin'" LP
The long-awaited, no-longer-delayed vinyl debut from songwriter /
garage experimentalist Joseph McNulty is here! Upon it, classic
loaf-eye college rawk / power pop / jangle punk songs and
instrumentals, rife with thoroughly catchy hooks and a gorgeously
battered drum kit. Also, slacker-esque country-isms, and even a
slightly Sun Araw-leaning dub-like gem. Ten cuts on this one-man-band
epic - a limited pressing of 112; black vinyl. Jacket art by C. Kann,
lyric sheet illustrated by James Rickard. Free download code
Snippets from the record
Pregnant Spore / nodolby one-sided
A single-sided split, pairing two heavy hitters/fellow label owners,
noise-and-beyond-scene wise: Justin
Marc Lloyd and Mic Scariot, both making their
solo debuts on the 12" LP format here. Thirteen lucky minutes of blown
out blissful chaos, manic mushroom musique, action malfunction, lo-fi
riffs, all mangled marvelously. Limited pressing of 52, in
painted/stencilled jackets, with various inserts (vintage book
clippings, et al.)
Audio samples: Pregnant Spore / nodolby
The Old Rig / Hobo Cubes / Saturn Finger / Balder-
€ 8.00 LAST
The Old Rig "Near the Ground" / Hobo Cubes "Behind
Saturn Finger "The Idea
of Fire and Air" / Balder- "Heavily,
With All Her Splendor"
Garage drones, cosmic miracles, psychedelic mists. Double 7", all four
sides at 33 RPM. Black vinyl. Housed in spraypainted/stencilled 7"
Arigato Paks. A limited pressing of 99 copies.
Audio sample: Snippets from the records
Strongly Imploded / Matomeri 7"
€ 4.00 LAST COPIES!
Strongly Imploded "Hier et aujourd'hui"
Matomeri "Crow Bar Walk"
Proudly presenting the very first vinyl release to be given an 'ABOS'
catalog number - a 45 of two exhilarating three-minute jazz-punk
scorchers from Europe's way-out corners. Italy's Strongly Imploded (fab
CD-Rs on Kimberly Dawn and Ikuisuus) hits us with psycho sax
outbursts and chopping block electronics, creative deconstruction,
augmented by plenty of "rock" oomph! Finland's Matomeri (previous
releases on OMS-B, and Ikuisuus as well) takes a somewhat
lower tech road, cave walls of sound unbound(ed), primal rippin' mad
great! Limited to "approximately" 102 copies with hand decorated /
stamped center labels and xeroxed paste-on art.
MP3 sample: Excerpts of both tracks
BSBTA Vinyl was a
precursor of sorts (2005-2009) to A Beard of Snails.
Here are four BSBTA titles you might be interested in...
v/a: Vinyl Snails LP
(BSBTA Vinyl / A Beard of Snails co-release)
€ 12.00 LIMITED RESTOCK!
Quintet "Original Record 2", Monks
of the Balhill / Pillars
of Heaven "La Voz de
la Que Había", Anla
Courtis / Paz Levinson
"El Alud", Lee
Noyes / Bruno Duplant
"This is Our Post-Exotic Anthem", vvalter de maria "GIBSRUMCOLALGEBSBTA"
Plants "Cresting", (VxPxC) "About to Collapse", Lee
Noble / Steve Molyneux
"Born Buried", Lars
Ro / Sometimes Jasmine
"Ind i kuglen"
Yet more "psychedelic collaborative
recordings" from more of our international friends on this (needless to
say) follow-up/companion piece to 2008's "Vinyl Beards".
"Vinyl Snails" is 45 minutes of haunting voices, prepared instruments,
battered blues, mesmeric lo-fi pastorale, and ritualist improv
Artwork/packaging note: these
last 13 copies come in LP jackets that have been painted
black (rather than the black jackets used for the other copies in this
edition); the stencilled blue image
on the front is the same.
v/a: Vinyl Beards LP
(BSBTA Vinyl / A Beard of Snails
€ 12.00 LAST COPIES!
Zombies "Trapped and Wounded", We
Wait for the Snow / throuRoof "The Red is Gone", Cones "Haffu Daffu Waffel", Family
Battle Snake / Sarah's
Charity "Violet Lotus Vision"
B: Donato Epiro / Vanessa
Rossetto "A Flower
Tried to Eat Me", Shiggajon "Atolla", The
End Springs / A Man & A Guitar "Dusty Train", Fabio
Orsi / Valerio Cosi "Cold
Fusion (in Our Fingers) (Alt. Mix)"
Eight collaborative tracks from a
veritable who's who of our favourite 'psych/folk/noise-underground'
people. Individually stencilled outer sleeves, 206
copies. Surprised these didn't all disappear years ago.
Elektronavn / Exquisite Russian Brides 7"
€ 3.00 LAST COPIES!
Elektronavn "Cosmic Depth / A Sense of Coherence"
Exquisite Russian Brides "Golden Rain Over Fascist Europe"
A delectable pairing: two meditative dronescape / avant-psych pieces
from two of Denmark's finest musicians in the field; Magnus O. Majmon
(Elektronavn) and Marc Kellaway (ERB) also make up two quarters of Pink Luminous Invocation. Loops,
zurna, bansuri, cello, bells, vocals and xylophone are utilized. Magic
is made. An edition of 270, in block printed sleeves (each individually
stamped, two different designs) by Marc K.
Antenne / cryptic scenery 7"
Antenne "Long to Kiss"
cryptic scenery "Escape"
Ethereal, expansive, chill(ed) lo-fi gems; female vocals, male vocals,
mindblowing guitar-isms, electronic intimacy, dreamy distortion, hazy
loop-craft. Locked grooves on both sides. No less than 275
of these were pressed; last pile here...
Star Turbine / Miguel A. García & Valentina Vuksic c76
A flawless double helping of "Europeans in Noise." (Could've been a cool series, but this is A Beard of Snails Records' final tape release!)
Danish/Norwegian live improv superstars Star Turbine (Claus Poulsen of Small Things on Sunday, etc., and Sindre Bjerga, of Bjerga/Iversen, etc.) kick things off with some of their best electronic spellbinder spliff-traxxx. Textured, fractured aural expeditions, dadaist undercurrents, all live from the U.K. and CPH.
Similar expressions on the reverse side, courtesy of Miguel A. García and Valentina Vuksic (of Spain and Switzerland respectively), also performed far from home - specifically, NYC, for a Radio Ruido session. Circuit bent(?) power pulsation, dungeon sludge, calm before the maelstrom, glory rides into the void...
A large amount of audio (for a tape), in a large (to our standards) edition of 101 numbered copies. Pink pro dubbed tapes.
Audio samples: ST / MAG & VV
On the Wrong Planet "III" c40
Indeed, the third album from (½ of Small Things on Sundays) Henrik Bagner's On the Wrong Planet project. With III, you get thirty-nine minutes worth of harsh power workouts, minimal drone wind visions, and skittering automation paintings to immerse your fine self in. One of our label's best sounding cassette releases, to boot. In an edition of 50 pro duplicated copies (with artwork by the other ½ of SToS.)
Audio samples: Convex, Hey-DRM (Cola-Mix), Rumble 3
Vejgaard Ambient / Andrew Perry/Dead Wood c58
Two-albums-on-one-cassette (limited to 52 pro duplicated copies) = our ultimate zen split tape release; though eclectic, similar vibes do... vibrate throughout.
Northern Denmark's Vejgaard Ambient checks in with four well crafted tripnotic rhythmic/atmospheric miracles under the title "The Dream House Diaries Vol. 1." Laid back lysergic abstractions and hauntological structure, interspersed with environmental sounds; think "down-to-Earth" moreso than "Kosmische." Lovely.
A different beast is "Peter Schmeichel's Excitable Tricycle", eight pieces from improv specialists Andrew Perry and Dead Wood. Here be fearless(ly) prepared guitar, drone/doom filth, and creeping curiousities. Ominous excursions and odd jaunts - devoid of beats and melody, but exceptionally "dream(y), baby, dream(y.)"
Audio samples: Vejgaard Ambient / Andrew Perry / Dead Wood
Small Things on Sundays "Drill" c36
In contrast to most of this Copenhagen duo's unique brand of dark
ambient, "Drill" is an adventurous, gloriously
destructive / deconstructed bit of esoteric turntablism;
plunderphonics, the interesting way. Facemelting. Amorphous.
Off-kilter. Multiple moods. The sheer awesomeness of it all almost
burning holes in these nice pro-duplicated-in-the-U.K. (anarchy or not)
A short mix
The Big Drum in the Sky Religion "Hell Hath No Fury"
3x CD-R set
If you missed ubiquitous psych-noise shaman The Big Drum in the Sky Religion's trilogy of releases for A Beard of Snails in 2010 and 2011, here's another chance to get your ragas on. "Hymn to the Beast with Two Backs", "Rangda Electric", and "Vodou Chile": three maniacal longform "rock-esque" tracks (stringed things, loop-craft, noise-walls), each occupying their own filled-nearly-to-capacity CD-R. Blown out, punch-packing mantric entracers all around; very much in the red, yet - depending on your mindset - with highly meditative qualities, too. The first eight copies of this set feature shimmery, individually hand sprayed/painted covers; subsequent copies will feature colour prints of one of the originals.
Audio samples: Three excerpts
"Día de los Vivos..." 3" CD-R
€ 4.00 LAST
Russian-American e-freudschaft Zaklanie in the house! Not one to help cement our "we are not a metal/metal-related label" plea, the first ever mini CD-R release from Zaklanie (and, likely, the last A Beard of Snails three-inch featuring anyone) is a blackened beauty we're thrilled to offer. Featured are two different mixes/edits of the 9+ minute epic "Salve Señor La Muerte!", a weirdo-ambient / dark, dark, dark spoken word piece / ritual dirge... oozing calaveras de azúcar. While, admittedly, hovering outside our comfort zone, it does stray far enough from most black metal conventions/pet peeves that we can totally get behind it (and are!) Limited to 20 copies - 13 on black bottom CD-Rs, 7 on traditional "silver" discs.
Audio sample: Stream one of the two versions of "Salve Señor La Muerte!" here
Il Taglia "I'm Transparent in the
Middle of a Canyon Looking at the Sky"
4x CD-R set
(or buy this + one other CD-R title for just €18 ! - see "package discounts" above)
Comprised of four seperate albums...
Hospital in the Space", "Alone, in the Middle of the Planet Made of Marble", "Amplified Violet Canyon", and "At Home, in the Year 2791, Looking at the Sky"
...we are overjoyed to be offering you the latest superstatement
from Il Taglia. Space folk strains emitting cosmic guitar energy
osmosis, banjo string theory, shaker appeal; thick blocks of
distortion, dissolving into whispers and / or glitches. Psychedelic
crusts, into ambient winds, and back. Utopian / dystopian in theme;
cornucopian in stature - over five hours of
music! CD-Rs in sleeves, housed in minimalist homemade cardstock outer
Audio samples: 15 minutes of excerpts from the albums
Cloud Shepherd "Unknown" CD-R
€ 6.00 LAST
Oakland represent! Here, the cloud gods ply us with desolate jazz
animalism and underwater-esque improvisatory expertise, from the barely
there, demure, and chamber-like, to the raging and angular. Heavy on
theremin (A Beard of Snails' first experience releasing
recordings of this iconic instrument) and saxophone (no Careless
Whisperin' here, though!), the album's four tracks -
totalling 77 minutes - are a challenging but ultimately rewarding
listen. CD-R housed in a black envelope with paste-on art, and a
Audio samples: An earlier version of the album
The Super Burritos "Two Monkeys Fight For a
Banana" 3" CD-R
€ 4.00 LAST
This, a "reissue" of the second and final release from Italy's now
defunct luchadores of indie rawk loudness, finds them surfin' the wild
stratospheres of eternal Summertime. It's all about Panda
Kid now, so "Two Monkeys..."
is firmly entrenched in the recent past, but still fresh in its own
right / rite. And A B of S agreed to release a version of it, so...
enjoy! Banana linocuts on cardstock covers and mini CD-R labels, too.
Audio sample: You Are Driving Me Insane
Post-Materialists "Post-Materialists E.P." 3"
€ 4.00 LAST
After releases of more recent material on weird pop beacons PIAPTK
and Eggy, here's the first physical edition
(limited, but still) of Russian auteurs Post-Materialists' brief debut
E.P. Upon it, clusters of saxsational, primal art
punk... Swordfish caviar in the trombone, fairy dust on the trout
mask... Artwork is a reproduction (Xeroxed on cardstock, then
watercolour'd) of the digital EP's original cover illustration.
Audio samples: Stream 4 of the E.P.'s 5 tracks
Memories of the Past "Nostalgia" CD-R
Premiere outing from this Nebula VII spin-off,
upon which a pristine melancholy minimalist synth is juxtaposed with
authentic nature sounds. More "fresh air" than "blackened ambient."
Clocking in at just over 22 minutes, this is A Beard of Snails'
shortest ever full size CD-R. Full colour art
affixed to digipaks, in protective sleeves.
v/a: Bearded Snails 3x
€ 10.00 by itself
€ 1.00 when you purchase at least €10 worth
of other items
Simply put: a souvenir compilation commemorating the 100th spot in the
A Beard of Snails catalogue. By no means a definitive collection of
everything / everyone this label has ever represented, but a wondrous
15 track / 15 artist anthology in its own right, featuring completely
exclusive material (as of writing.) All in an elegant, minimalist
package: individual mini CD-R sleeves housed in plain gold mirror card
covers; the cover art, thereby, is you. Details at Discogs
Caligine "Anomia Mediterranea" CD-R
€ 7.00 LAST COPIES!
More than simply a "freak-folk-and-beyond CD-R to end all
freak-folk-and-beyond CD-Rs", Caligine's latest (after
exceptional past appearences on Jozik, Stunned,
Sturmunddrugs, and The
Wool Shop Productions, as well Caligine's own Monstres
par Excès) attains absolute tour de force status, here.
Revel in these tranquil, entrancing transworldly acoustic anomalies,
stellar ether-songs, and roaring, electrified oceanographic
pedalpushers, interspersed with archeological samples and such.
A B of S's elegant edition comes in a sleeve of different types/layers
of paper/plastic. A vinyl release, with different artwork, will likely
happen through Monstres par Excès later.
Audio sample: Snippets from the album