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From: steven tobin <>

We're pleased to announce two new vinyl releases on the Fire Museum label!
The first one is Cauldron by Alan Sondheim, Helena Espvall & Azure Carter.
The other is Circle of Crosses by Dora Bleu, Tom Carter and Sam Shalabi.
These releases are domestically produced 140 gram vinyl, housed in an
offset printed cover with j-card style obi. These are split releases with
Tequila Sunrise Records. From the write ups:

Cauldron - Cauldron deals out a three of cups: Alan Sondheim, a pioneer of
mystical ear-tweak and sci-fi sonic ritual sound, chamber-improv gypsy
cellist Helena Espvall, and eco-trance singer Azure Carter? thrice to
thine and thrice to mine, and thrice again, to make up nine. Channeling
the ghosts of Opal Whiteley and Lou Harrison, Cauldron conjures the
scratch and shush of the Big Bang out of wood, wind and cat-gut. Whenever
you listen to it, this album is always over too soon, just like life. Fire
Museum and Tequila Sunrise Records deal out a two of pentacles: not to get
all ?Yankee Candle? here, but we only made 250 of these, so grab one
before they melt away like chemtrails in the sunset sky, $24.98 North America/$34.98 Rest of
the world (includes postage).


From Azure:

We got played in NJ :)

From: Google Alerts <>

Playlist for Irene Trudel - March 26, 2012

Odetta, Lass of the Low Country, At the Gate of Horn, Tradition (US). Alan
Sondheim, Helena Espvall & Azure Carter, Kansas, Cauldron, Fire Museum.
Nathan Salsburg, The False True Love, Affirmed. Music behind DJ: John
Fahey, Voice of ... WFMU's recent playlists


Circle of Crosses - Fire Museum (39.955117?N 75.161240?W) and Tequila
Sunrise Records (39.969203?N 75.14505?W) present this gathering of
guitar-driven emanations, the first side leafy, lyrical and acoustic, the
second side an astringent application of electric gnarl. ?Circle of
Crosses? brings together folk pythia Dora Bleu (guitar and vocal) with
psych-improv wizards Sam Shalabi and Tom Carter (guitars and other
instruments). It links Tripoli (32?548N 13?119E) to Washington D.C
(38?5342.4N 77?0212.0W) and Houston (29?4546N 95?2259W), not to mention
Mile End (45?3130N 73?3500W) to Louvain-la-Neuve (50? 40 4 N, 4? 36 42 E).
Consider these songs map coordinates for safe-houses from das
?berw?ltigensein, a set of precise locales for ecstasy, atheist shrines,
or open spaces for reverie in the forgotten recesses of the planetary
connectome. $24.98 North America $34.98 Reat of
the world (includes postage).


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