“Parallelogram” 5 LP collection + download



Hey we are psyched to be part of this TLR joint and sharing a slab with YLT!

TLR 109-113: parallelogram 5 LP collection + download

TLR 109-113: parallelogram

anticipated release in august 2015. approximately 950 collections (5 LPs) available from three lobed recordings on 140g black vinyl and housed in letterpressed “matchbooks”. $115 postpaid with download coupons.

available for pre-order as direct digital download from bandcamp soon.

expect further changes to this page over the coming weeks / months as more information about this collection is revealed.

there is a particular magic that comes from finding the right musical pairing. we’ve all experienced the perfect song at the perfect time and know how electrifying it can be. the set and setting that combine to make those jukebox choices, mix tapes or playlists really work can be so hard to define but easy to identify once they are out there in the wild. part of the fun behind the curtains at three lobed recordings has always been trying to divine the alchemy of pairings that work to our ears. these efforts have time and again taken the form of collections and collaborations, both as multi-volume releases (ranging from the trio of multi-disc CD series to the not the spaces you know, but between them box set) and single albums (such as the collaborative albums from golden gunn or the hagerty-toth band to the eight trails, one path compilation). with this in mind, three lobed is proud to present parallelogram, a collection of five carefully assembled split albums celebrating complementary musical pairings.

the pairings contained within the parallelogram collection take a few different forms. whether the artists are kindred spirits, former touring partners, and/or folks that have mutually inspired one another, the material on each side of each of these records feeds naturally into the other. on whole the artists collected asparallelogram serve as a sort of reflection of the genres and styles found across the entirety of the three lobed catalog.

the parallelogram collection consists of the following five albums:

hiss golden messenger / michael chapman (TLR-109)

six organs of admittance / william tyler (TLR-110)

kurt vile / steve gunn (TLR-111)

thurston moore & john moloney: caught on tape / [alan] bishop – orcutt – corsano trio (TLR-112)

bardo pond / yo la tengo (TLR-113)

each album consists of never before released material compiled especially with this collection in mind. each LP will be housed within its own letter pressed “matchbook” (similar in nature to the ones used on the eight trails, one pathguitar compilation [TLR-091]) bearing new original artwork by casey burns and printed by dexterity press. each LP is pressed on 140g black vinyl pressed at record industry in the netherlands and includes a download coupon. all 5 LPs were mastered by patrick klem. all 5 LPs will ship simultaneously in a single package.

a couple of years in the making, this collection represents a celebration of this label’s improbable fifteenth anniversary. it seemed appropriate to assemble an equally improbable project to celebrate the milestone. we cannot wait to share this collection with all of you.

only approximately 950 five LP collections are available from three lobed. theparallelogram collection can only be purchased from three lobed as a five record set and not a la carte. all of the contributing artists will have individual copies of their respective albums for sale at a later date through their own channels. due to the nature of shipping for this particular collection, parallelogram is not eligible for combined shipping with other three lobed titles (or with additionalparallelogram sets).

the current estimate for shipping of this collection is august of 2015. all audio for this series is in hand and all test pressings have been approved as of this posting.

being fully cognizant that this is a set that may interest some folks that may not prefer/be able to pay for it in a single payment, we are able to take split payments. the first payment can be made at any time and the second payment must be made on or before july 15, 2015. full payment must be received in full prior to shipment of the set. there is a slight additional fee associated with split payments related to payment processing. if you have questions about this split payment setup, please inquire.

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Bardo Pond “Is there a Heaven?”

We thank everyone who got one of these hope you are digging it.

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Following 2013’s ‘Rise Above it All’ and 2014’s ‘Looking for Another Place’. This time Bardo Pond deliver us their enthralling take on Bryan Ferry’s ‘In Every Dream Home A Heartache’ and Albert Ayler’s ‘Music Is the Healing Force of the Universe’. Bardo Pond complete their own unofficial RSD exclusive trilogy with another set of guitar heavy, drenched in feedback, heartfelt, honest and obviously considered interpretations of music that matters to them.

Psychedelic masters of rock, Bardo Pond’s remarkable talent for free noise, drone and heavy riffs, take the listener on a journey where “Isobel Sollenberger meets the eye of their storm” (Tony Dale – The Ptolemaic Terrascope). Seductive, powerful and intoxicating, the record bursts with their usual visceral energy, pulling you into their otherworldly, world.

Their previous two RSD releases flew off the shelves, and you can see why, not only have Bardo Pond acquired glowing acclaim from bands around the world for their music, but also as people, who love to make the music they make and whose music makes you love all they do. These tracks will be sure to leave your ears ringing after the very pleasurable fourteen minute journey you are about to immerse yourself in.

“specialising in lengthy abstractions, these wigged out Pennsylvanians do sprawling space rock” Q

“Reliably transportative swathes of feedback-drenched psychedelica. Bardo Pond’s genius lies in the collision of contrasts” Sunday Times

The Key Studio Sessions: Bardo Pond

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Nice live recordings in their great studio and some nice photos!


“Most exciting about this week’s Key Session: not only did Bardo Pond perform recent selections from Peace on Venus (“Kali Yuma Blues,” “Taste”) and a brilliant track from their self-titled 2010 record called “Await The Star (The Stars Behind)”…they also debuted two unreleased songs. Stream the session below, drift away on the fuzztone waves of “Red Curtains” and thrill to the krautrock crescendo of “untitled.””

11-2-14 8:00pm MMMM Presents: Cinema Soloriens with: Vapour Theories, Bhob Rainey, and Moral Crayfish Upstairs at Kung Fu Neck Tie



MMMM Presents: Cinema Soloriens with: Vapour Theories, Bhob Rainey, and Moral Crayfish Upstairs at Kung Fu Neck Tie


SO come join us for a rather spacey sunday.

here’s info on the artists playing:

Cinema Soloriens

A tremendous saxophonist with a terrific ability to make gorgeous video poems- Does great things with sounds and videos.

Since 1995, In addition to continued collaboration with Marshall Allen, Harrar has performed with many talented musicians and groups within Cinema Soloriens and outside: Arthur Doyle, Chris Cutler & Geoff Leigh (Artaud Beats, Henry Cow), Daevid Allen (Gong, Soft Machine), Michael Gibbons (Bardo Pond), Rogier Smal (Dagora), Giovanni Barcella, Nat Birchall, Eric Thielemans, Charles Cohen, Cactus Truck, Yahya Abdul-Majid & Art Jenkins (Sun Ra Arkestra) to name a few.

Vapour Theories:
(Brothers Michael and John Gibbons from Bardo Pond)

Drone Music for non-drone’s

From Flipped out Records.com:
“The Vapour Theories radiate into the world, and make themselves evident in various ways according to the substance in which they manifest. Therefore they manifest tone in a threefold manner; by instinct, as animal sound, and in advanced Spiritual tones. The Vapours which they derive from the physical and animal elements are temporal; that which they derive from the Spirit is eternal. Vapours are the Father of Wisdom, and the means to gain all Wisdom is from Vapours. A slight study of the science of sound soon makes us familiar with the fact that sound is vibration and that different sounds will mold sand or other light materials into figures of varying form. The Vapour Theories have learned at the Fountain of Vapours to play the Song Of Vapours, which cradles into existence whatever such a musician desires.”

Bhob Rainey:

Many of the concepts, philosophies, and even extended saxophone techniques embraced by Bhob Rainey are ubiquitous in the world of free music. However, to call Bhob a free player, would marginalize the uniqueness of his sound-based concept.


Moral Crayfish

I’ve Known Dan Cohoon for a long time. An Excellent Photographer and noise conjurer. His approach to guitar is extremely non-traditional in that he doesn’t play the guitar, so much as he dismantles it…