Wednesday, June 12, 2013
In a celebration of Lorelle meets The Obsolete Summer Tour, we have a very small amount of their tremendous Tour EP in stock in the store. Has two tracks from their upcoming album "____________".
-six track tour ep-
If you can't make the show, you should grab one here.
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Thursday, May 30, 2013
|CAPTCHA RECORDS : THE FIRST FOUR YEARS|
Showcasing the visual side of Captcha Records first four years.
With artworks by:
Jesse Paul Miller
ISIS GALLERY @ The University of Notre Dame
JUNE 3 - JULY 5
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Just announced! Well it looks like it is all going down in Liverpool, again. Join the good times ahead this September with mind-melting psychedelia at its best. We are thrilled by the entire lineup, but most certainly Lorelle Meets the Obsolete and White Manna. Tickets are available now!
27th and 28th September 2013
CAMP & FURNACE, LIVERPOOL
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Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013
Saturday, May 11, 2013
We already loved this Mexican duo based entirely on the name, even more so when we discovered that it wasn't just a band name. Lorelle sings, plays guitar, bass and organ. The Obsolete plays drums, percussion, bass, Casiotone, organ, synth, piano guitar and also sings. Not sure if they're a proper couple, but they should be, so we're just gonna assume they are. And they do in fact make beautiful music together. A sort of psychedelic krautrock, noise pop, garage rock. In a way, they remind us of another recent fave Liminanas, but where that band channeled French pop, Lorelle Meets the Obsolete seem to be drawing their influence from something much more noisy and raw, psychedelic and dark. Sure it's jangly and poppy in places, but they lock into seriously hypnotic grooves, fans of outfits like the Moon Duo will be utterly enthralled for sure. They also have a bit of swaggery twang, reminding us at times of Crystal Stilts, and at others a little bit of Stereolab, albeit a much rougher low fidelity version.
The sound here is lush and warm, woozy and hypnotic, druggy and dreamy, tracks like "The December Riots" sound like the Dum Dum Girls slowed down to a gloriously murky crawl, slo-mo girl group bliss out, while tracks like "Art For Free", add some new wave to the group's garage pop crunch. All the songs here though at their core are jangly and catchy, Lorelle and her partner delivering them in varying states of decay, and varying states of tranced out drugginess. At their poppiest, this is the sort of thing fans of Ty Segall and Thee Oh Sees and Mikal Cronin will flip over, and at their droniest and druggiest, it's a sort of lysergic dirge that should appeal equally to fans of old school drug drift mesmer a la Spacemen 3, and more modern psychedelic noise purveyors like Carlton Melton. Although really, this is just some noisy krauty fuzzy pop, and we LOVE it. A new favorite for sure! - Aquarius Records - May 9th, 2013 http://www.aquariusrecords.org/
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Sunday, May 5, 2013
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
|THEE OH SEES - THEE HOUNDS OF FOGGY NOTION - LP +DVD|
THEE FANTASTIC LP AND DVD SET BY THEE OH SEES IS BACK IN STOCK. PRESSED ON THIS SHEER AND SEXY WAX, HOUSED IN THE DELUXE GATEFOLD SLEEVE. IF YOU HAVEN'T GRIPPED THIS ALBUM YET, NOW IS THE TIME. COMES WITH THE INCREDIBLE FILM BY BRIAN LEE HUGHES. DO IT!
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Sunday, April 28, 2013
Mon 4/29: Fielded at the Burlington
Former Chicagoan and Ga'an front woman Lindsay Powell has recently released her second album of solo material recorded under the name Fielded. According to Leor Galil, Powell's pursuing a sound slightly fuller than in her past minimalist works, but her "live setup remains simple and practical—she can still put you under a spell with just a laptop, some synths, and her unbelievable singing." - Miles Raymer, Chicago Reader
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Friday, April 19, 2013
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Moonrises are the latest in a long line of psychedelic revivalists, many of whom we revere here at aQ, whether it's White Hills, or Carlton Melton, The Heads or Wooden Shjips, but these guys (and gal) have a leg up on lots of their psychedelic brethren in that they're led by none other than Plastic Crimewave, who oughta have a PhD in psychedelia at this point, and here, he puts that knowledge to work, crafting a gorgeous, intense, druggy and heavy modern psych rock that manages to channel jammed out space rock, with witchy occultic seventies acid folk, organ heavy prog and tranced out krautrock into some seriously heavy musical mayhem.
The second track, "Lorelei's Grasp" begins as a rumbling drone, which is soon joined by more of the creepy organ, some crumbling guitar noise, bursts of drum splatter, a free form space noise drift, that coalesces into some dense dark progginess, the organ letting loose a super intense minor key melody, the drums following with along, Ramer's vocals going crazy, a maniacal trill, a woman possessed, the whole thing so tense and intense, and unlike any of the so called space/psych rock we've been hearing. This could totally be some lost rare psych artifact, not just the sound, but the spirit, and the energy, the song settles down, and drones out, but soon, erupts into a final squall that sounds almost triumphant. Wow.
And so it goes, Moonrises effortlessly channeling the lost psychedelic seventies, the sonic spirits revealed through distorted organ buzz, and wild tangles psych guitar, deep chant like vocals, and skittering motorik rhythms, druggy clouds of hazy soft noise shimmer, but it's not all straight retro revival. The band are capable of seriously fucking shit up, check out "Eyelid Chamber", which sounds less like old psych folk, and more like some modern freakout avant noise rock, dizzying drumming, wrapped in thick organ drones, and peppered with swirling shards of jagged guitar crunch, before finally coalescing into a song proper, but even then it sounds like something more more modern, dirgey and grungey and heavy. Elsewhere they get into some tripped out rhythmic experimentalism, droney and woozy and looped, other descriptions we've seen mention This Heat and the Dead C, and yeah, there's a little of that going on, but to our ears, it's simply an extension of their tranced out psych, which already contains elements of both. Incredible stuff! Fans of all the current crop of psych/space revivalists, this is for YOU. And fans of the old stuff, who only dig the REAL thing, this could be the band that flips your lid and changes your mind.
- Beautifully written words buy the fine folks of Aquarius Records. http://www.aquariusrecords.org/
Posted by captcharecords at 2:26 PM
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Camel Heads come straight outta Sao Paulo, Brazil, bringing their mind-bent
experimental psych sounds to these shores for the first time ever with new release Anoluz. Influenced by Dead Man and North African desert blues, these long-form kraut jams will leave your brains baking on a rock in the Global South, drenched in cosmic sweat. Like waves crashing into the shoreline, the ebb and flow of Anoluz will free your mind, bury your toes in pink sand, and orient your lawn chair towards the sunset. Fans of early Pink Floyd, Sun Araw, desert blues and krautrock rejoice: Captcha Records is pleased to dose you up with the Camel Heads’ Anoluz.
Posted by captcharecords at 12:21 PM
Monday, April 8, 2013
|Announcing new releases for the summer all week. First up|
killer jams By ARU. Killer artwork by penabranca.
ARU utilizes eccentric and disorienting lo-fi beats to craft a driving, heavy-psych dread vibe that draws comparisons to Muslimgauze, Cut Hands, Oval and Zoviet France. Easily one of the most interesting records I have heard in the calendar year...
Posted by captcharecords at 10:34 AM
Saturday, April 6, 2013
The sun is out and it is time to melt the ice. Stoked to be releasing "Glaciers" by The North on vinyl. Traverses a frigid back country of atmospheric, minimalist soundscapes en route to precision-tooled electronic krautrock jams. Great album for your ambient mindstate. Out April 23rd. Stream it now.
Posted by captcharecords at 11:09 AM
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
|LORELLE MEETS THE OBSOLETE|
Check out the amazing words on Lorelle Meets the Obsolete from WASTEMX.
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Monday, March 25, 2013
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
FIELDED / NINETY THIRTY THIRTY / APRIL 24TH
The current project of Lindsay Powell (of Ga'an and Skyblazer), Fielded's music is led by and built around Powell's vocal operatics. On her debut release Terrageist and recent split with Alex Barnett, Powell's vocal layering and manipulation provided the song's foundations, as well as much of the instrumentation and textures. On Ninety Thirty Thirty, Powell's arrangements went from a'cappella soliloquies to fully arranged mood-melters adding collaborators into the mix. It's Fielded’s first album that works more than just the voice, embarking on a more fulfilling journey of musicianship, songwriting, and divadom.
Throughout the record she explores her side of the song utilizing thick, warped vocals, synth arrangements, and drum programming - while simultaneously inviting others to come up with their own parts with very little guidance, allowing for that exciting element of chance. The result is futurist vocal-driven pop steeped in the heavily arranged art-rock structures of the 70s and 80s; each song pulls you in upon first listen but the instrumentation leaves much to unravel and repeatedly return.
The album was realized in a childhood-home studio in New Jersey, the isolation of suburbia inspiring determination and commitment to the fulfillment of the fantasy sound that existed in her private world. Regarding it's creation, Powell says "This record was a pause. A slow pulse of clarity. A moment of reflection after a period of time when i lived without hesitation; then came the growing pains. Ninety Thirty Thirty comes from a cinematic, science fiction dream I had while was on tour. I was the founder of a cult in post-apocalyptic America called "Ninety Thirty Thirty." Ninety represented the Uterus and Thirty Thirty the ovaries. What a code to unlock, I thought. And I think that’s what Fielded deals in often. The decoding of experience. We’ll never understand ourselves but there are so many questions that allow for amazing records or songs or relationships along the way."
A cinematic dissection of a post-apocalyptic dominion; Ninety Thirty Thirty aims to translate the specificities of human experience in order to defy genre and compartmentalization. Fielded’s desire is palpable. The desire to let go in order to make room for the unknown, the desire to not only summon but to become the outsider. Ninety Thirty Thirty is a step toward expansion and passion; we listen and internalize it’s sincerity, we gratefully invite to what was simply and pleasantly unexpected in the world of pop music.
Posted by captcharecords at 1:42 PM
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Have been seriously digging these jams from ARU. Some seriously damaged beats that makes me dig out old Autechre and Muslimgauze for reference. This is the good shit. Be on the lookout for his new full length LP coming on Captcha Records this Spring. Check it out.
Posted by captcharecords at 10:01 PM
Monday, January 7, 2013
BBJr /// Time is Something /// How to Fuck all your Co-workers in One Sitting /// Captcha Records 2013 /// Official Video from Benjamin Funke on Vimeo.
Bob Bucko Jr. (BBJr), hails from Dubuque, IA and is inspired by the honesty of free improvisation, the band Refrigerator, ecstatic musics from around the world, and pre-war American folk traditions. Coming February 26th is his second LP on Captcha Records, How to Fuck all your Co-workers in One Sitting. This release was originally compiled onto cassette, and is following up the critically acclaimed 2010 LP, Tearjerker.
This record was selected by WFMU as a "record of the day" and was featured on Brian Turner's (WFMU): Best of List for 2011.
You can preview, download and purchase the album here.
Many thanks. Captcha Records and BBJr
Posted by captcharecords at 1:53 PM
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
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