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the arc of a line can be produced digitally, only with a

different skeleton.

it depends on what you are after.

waves v. numbers: analog v. digital.

waves have pretty mothers, but heavy luggage.

numbers are interesting, but never laugh (unless told to).

neither are exclusive.

both have specific charms.

i’m a little afraid of the death of the tungsten bulb.

(In celebration of our continued endeavors/frustrations with half-broken tape machines & the ever-so-slightly-out-of-reach expense of digital devices I’m reposting this ‘lil thought on the two from the blog of our old record label. )

Prakaiphet Sonhong

Ah, the warmth is finally here, windows are opening, the trees are exploding and the girls are sprouting legs…but wait a second, NOT TOO FAST NOW. Ease on in, and to help you do so here are ten selections from Prakaiphet Sonhong’s album Rung Chaeng Saeng Thong. This is some seriously deep Thai country music, complete with yodeling, some funky drumming (cham chak nang), horns aplenty, and swaying rhythms that send your head bobbing off of its stand and into the ether (sao na ya ba krung & nak phleng khat rak). Check it out below.

Thank you to Peter over at MONRAKPLENGTHAI blog for his assistance in the transliteration of the titles of the cassette. Do yourself a favor and visit his site!

preview the song  “Sao Na Ya Ba Krung

download  Rung Chaeng Saeng Thong by Prakaiphet Sonhong


We will try our best to post only old records that are out-of-print and widely unavailable. If there is an objection to any of the content please contact us and it will be promptly removed. Thank you.

Houston Impressions

Dean & Leon- ‘Em Sigh/ Ghede (free single)

Utilizing unspoken waves of twin telepathy, Jason & Herb shed their first names to conjure rollerskating rinks and a Haitian god, joining forces with a horn section and harnessing the dual powers of destruction/ creation. With guest appearances by Ben Davis (sax/ flute on ‘Em Sigh), Derrick Lee (trumpet on ‘Em Sigh), and Mathis Hunter (percussion on Ghede). Recorded & mixed by Mike Wright, mastered by Colin Leopard. A free digital single for you!

preview “‘Em Sigh”

preview “Ghede”

download DEAN & LEON single

The Best of Ernesto Lecuona

Ernesto Lecuona (1895-1963) is considered by many to be one of Cuba’s greatest composers. Writing in a diverse range of forms, his style was broad, embracing the entire scale between moody/stormy pictures to lilting/strolling daydreams. “Andalucia (The Breeze & I)” is one of our favorites and The Selmanaires have covered it a few times, hopefully we’ll do a recording in the future. It was also a very popular song in the late 50’s/ early 60’s and there are many versions (check out one on the THRIFT STORE MUSIC mix here on the blog).

preview “Siboney”

download THE BEST OF ERNESTO LECUONA

This collection has six recordings made by Alfredo Munar, whom Lecuona called “…beyond doubt…the best interpreter of my music.” Percussion is by Candido & Lenny Calderon. Five pieces are performed by Ernesto Lecuona himself and there is an orchestral version of “Gitenerias”.

We will try our best to post only old records that are out-of-print and widely unavailable. If there is an objection to any of the content please contact us and it will be promptly removed. Thank you.

Jason Dean & the Options- Snap the Drifts

Here is a collection of tape collages & chance experiments I came across while organizing my room. Click below for a download of “Snap the Drifts”. Enjoy!

preview “Fever Dream”

preview “Chancon No. 2”

download SNAP THE DRIFTS