Oneida: Caesar's Column (remixes)
Oneida are a fascinating and frighteningly intense band, mixing distorted electronics with a fluent, dynamic rhythm section. They were formed in 1997 in Brooklyn, New York, and have been a mainstay of the underground scene there ever since, recording numerous cult records over the years, constantly touring America and Europe with their various line ups. The band like to be compared to ESG, Moondog and The Incredible String band, but have actually been compared to Faust, Pere Ubu, the Boredoms, the Butthole Surfers. This 12" remix album on Rough Trade includes the original album version (from Secret Wars) and four remixes by their NYC underground compadres, including hip NYC producer Nicolas Vernhes (of Fischerspooner, Black Dice, Fiery Furnaces fame), Phil Manley (of Trans Am) and The Liars (Mute Records).
Aspera Ad Astra: Insound Tour Support Series #4
Various Artists: Paradise Now 'A Collective Creation of The Living Theatre'
"Arthur Magazine proudly presents Paradise Now: The Living Theatre in Amerika DVD featuring rare, never-before-distributed films and a bacchanal of revolutionary multimedia documents from The Living Theatre's historic and influential '68-'69 American tour. A fulminating art-meets-life installation brought to you in collaboration with The Living Theatre, The Ira Cohen Akashic Project and Saturnalia Media Rites of the Dreamweapon. Transform your living, work or performance space... hit play, but don't say we didn't warn you! DVD includes: Paradise Now: The Living Theatre in Amerika (1969) a film by Marty Topp, produced by Ira Cohen for Universal Mutant; Emergency (1968) a film by Gwen Brown, featuring precious footage of Living Theatre productions Mysteries and smaller pieces, Paradise Now, and Frankenstein; rare photographs of Paradise Now at Brooklyn Academy of Music by Don Snyder; the map of Paradise Now, a 14'' x 19'' double-sided, commemorative poster + 'zine including texts by Antonin Artaud, Julian Beck, Judith Malina, Ira Cohen and Don Snyder. In 1968, The Living Theatre, led by Julian Beck and Judith Malina, triumphantly returned to America from years of self-imposed exile in Europe with their theatrical breakthrough Paradise Now. The play introduces the practice of collective creation, dissolving the boundaries of human interactions and forging a harmony between the actors and audience. Of this process, Julian Beck writes, 'Collective creation is the secret weapon of the people ... This play is a voyage from the many to the one and from the one to the many. It's a spiritual voyage and a political voyage, a voyage for the actors and the spectators. The play is a vertical ascent toward permanent revolution, leading to revolutionary action here and now. The revolution of which the play speaks is the beautiful, non-violent, anarchist revolution. The purpose of the play is to lead to a state of being in which non-violent revolutionary action is possible.'"
Ativin: Pills Vs. Planes
Aspera: Sugar & Feathered
Various Artists: The Golden Apples of the Sun 'An Arthur Compilation Selected by Devendra Banhart' CD
: The Shield Around the K
Produced and directed by Heather Rose Dominic, THE SHIELD AROUND THE K documents the first two decades of the inspiring birth and growth of the punk rock DIY record label, K Records, a record label whose lo-fi credibility has never been compromised. Based in Olympia, WA, co-founders Calvin Johnson & Candice Pedersen are interviewed along with over 20 K artists and peers including Mecca Normal, Lois, Rose Melberg, Ian MacKaye, Slim Moon, Dean Wareham and more. THE SHIELD AROUND THE K als features performances by Calvin Johnson’s legendary Beat Happening, as well as rare footage from the International Pop Underground Festival footage with performances by Fugazi, Beat Happening, Mecca Normal and others.
: Why Should The Devil Have All The Good Music?
Guided by fans, musicians, observers and critics from within the Christian music scene as well as the “secular” world, Why Should the Devil Have All the Good Music? tackles the artistic, religious and cultural implications of the burgeoning independent Christian rock movement. Maintaining an impartial eye, first-time directors Vickie Hunter and Heather Whinna have created a “thoughtful picture of a community that’s often been cynically mocked in the mainstream media.” (Bob Mehr, Chicago Reader)