Faust – Giggy Smile
(IV, 1973)

Cluster – Hollywood
(Zuckerzeit, 1974)

Stereolab – Outer Accelerator
(Mars Audiac Quintet, 1994)

Silver Apples – You & I
(Contact, 1969)

Harmonia – Dino
(Music Von Harmonia, 1975)

Can – Oh Yeah
(Tago Mago, 1973)

Ash Ra Tempel – Flowers Must Die
(Schwingungen, 1971)

The United States of America – Coming Down
(The United States of America, 1968)

Spacemen 3 – Suicide
(Playing With Fire, 1989)

Neu! – Weissensee
(Neu!, 1972)

Zach felt hysterical laughter bubbling up in his throat. Tom Wait’s drunken piano had nothing on this bathroom. The sink was bleeding and ejaculating: great. Maybe next the toilet would decide to take a shit or the bathtub would begin to drool.
He looked back up at the mirror and felt the laughter turn sour, caustic, like harsh vomit on the back of his tongue.

– Poppy Z. Brite – “Drawing Blood”

Trash Talk – Flesh & Blood
(Eyes & Nines, 2010)

Pissed Jeans – Half Idiot
(King Of Jeans, 2009)

The Jesus Lizard – Mouthbreather
(Liar, 1992)

McLusky – You Should Be Ashamed, Seamus
(The Difference Between Me And You Is That I’m Not On Fire, 2004)

Clockcleaner – Missing Dick
(Nevermind, 2006)

Big Black – Kitty Empire
(Songs About Fucking, 1987)

Helmet – Repetition
(Strap It On, 1991)

Girls Against Boys – Rockets Are Red
(Venus Lexure No. 1 Baby, 1993)

Shellac – Mouthpiece
(Terraform, 1998)

Trash Talk – Explode
(Eyes & Nines, 2010)

Iron Age – Dispossessed
(The Sleeping Eye Of The Watcher, 2010)

Melvins – Night Goat
(Houdini, 1993)

Harvey Milk – Decades
(Life…The Best Game In Town, 2008)



Holy Other – Yr Love

Seefeel – Polyfusion
(Quique, 1993)

Boards of Canada – Smokes Quantity
(Music Has The Right To Children, 1998)

Autechre – M62
(Move of Ten, 2010)

Casino versus Japan – Over Island
(Go Hawaii, 1999)

Balam Acab – Regret Making Mistakes
(See Bird – 2010)

Tangerine Dream – Movements of a Visionary
(Phaedra, 1974

Roll The Dice – Guadaloupe
(Roll The Dice, 2010)

Arms and Sleepers – Moscow Pop
(Bliss It Was That Dawn To Be Alive, 2007)

Bathcrones – DamselFly (C Power remix)

Gas – untitled#4
(Pop, 2000)




He invented a rainbow but lightning struck it
shattered it into the lake-lap of a mountain
so big his mind slowed when he looked at it

Earl Birney, “Bushed”



Eternal Tapestry – Cosmic Dream
(The Invisible Landscape, 2009)

Dungen – Panda
(Tat Det Lungt, 2004)

Tame Impala – Desire Be Desire Go
(Innerspeaker, 2010)

13th Floor Elevators – Roller Coaster
(The Psychedelic World Of The 13th Floor Elevators, 1966)

Comets On Fire – Blue Tomb
(Blue Cathedral, 2001)

Blue Cheer – Second Time Around
(Vincebus Eruptum, 1968)

Crystal Antlers – A Thousand Eyes
(EP, 2008)

Oneida – Changes In The City
(Secret Wars, 2004)

Boredoms – Super Going
(Super AE, 1998)

Funkadelic – Maggot Brain
(Maggot Brain, 1971)


This land like a mirror turns you inward
And you become a forest in a furtive lake;
The dark pines of your mind reach downward,
You dream in the green of your time,
Your memory is a row of sinking pines.

Explorer, you tell yourself this is not what you came for
Although it is good here, and green;
You had meant to move with a kind of largeness,
You had planned a heavy grace, an anguished dream.

But the dark pines of your mind dip deeper
And you are sinking, sinking, sleeper
In an elementary world;
There is something down there and you want it told.

Gwendolyn Macewan, “Dark Pines Under Water”

Pinetop Seven – Heavens
(No Breath In The Bellows, 2002)

Six Organs of Admittance – The Ballad of Charlie Harper
(Luminous Light, 2007

Grouper – Wind & Snow
(Dragging A Dead Dear Up A Hill, 2008)

Castanets – Bells Aloud
(First Light’s Freeze, 2005)

Norfolk & Western – A Hymnal
(Dusk In Cold Parlours, 2005)

Mariss Nadler – Loner
(Little Hells, 2009)

Akron/Family – Franny, You’re Human
(Akron/Family – 2006)

Mimicking Birds – Cabin Fever
(Mimicking Birds, 2010)

Espers – Cruel Storm
(II, 2006)


“The shores on either side were precipitous and rugged beyond all description, looking like fiery lava steams which had been arrested by the sea, and cooled into gloomy, overhanging cliffs. The lava rock was of a deep dull slate colour, which at a distance looked black; and the blackness which thus succeeded into the whiteness of the snow behind us seemed like the funeral pall of nature.”
– James De Melville, A Strange Manuscript In a Copper Cylinder

Nadja – Only Shallow (MBV cover)
(When I see The Sun Always Shines On TV, 2009)

Jesu – Walk On Water
(Jesu, 2005)

Isis – Stone to Wake A Serpent
(Wavering Radiant, 2010)

A Place to Bury Strangers – Ego Death
(Exploding Head, 2009)

Pyramids – This House Is Like Any Other World
(Pyramids, 2008)

Ancestors – Mother Animal
(Of Sound Mind, 2009)

Earth – Omen and Portents II: The Carrion Crow
(The Bees Made Honey In the Skull of the Lion, 2008)

Mogwai – Like Herod
(Young Team, 1997)

Mount Eerie – The Hidden Stone
(Wind Poem, 2010)


Fumi Mini Nakamura

I remember a story my father once told me. A boy is playing in the sandbox in the schoolyard, and darkness falls. He hears the voice of his mother calling him in for supper. On his way home, he loses his way in the shadows and walks until his feet are sore. He curls up against the side of a stranger’s house and falls asleep. In the morning, the sun pries open his eyelids. He is back in the schoolyard. He realizes he is not the boy at all, but the sandbox, and so he is already home.”
– Stuart Ross, “Bouncing”

Sharks Keep Moving – Sailor
(Sharks Keep Moving, 1999)

Medications – For WMF
(Completely Removed, 2010)

The Feelies – Raised Eyebrows
(Crazy Rhythms, 1980)

Maps & Atlases
(Perch Patchwork, 2010)

Maps & Atlases – Living Decorations
(Perch Patchwork, 2010)

Oxford Collapse – John Blood
(Bits, 2008)

Clinic – Internal Wrangler
(Internal Wrangler, 2000)

Electralane – Tram 21
(No Shouts, No Calls, 2007)

The Notwist – Boneless
(The Devil, You, + Me, 2008)

Broadcast – Man Is Not Not Bird
(HaHa Sounds, 2003)

Chad VanGaalen – Old Man + The Sea
(Soft Airplanes, 2008)


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