Permutable Equivalences

Fellow organisms,

It’s taken an unexpectedly long amount of time, but I finally have some new physical releases in stock! I don’t know what’s going on with the postal system, but it’s taking ages for packages to cross the ocean these days. Whatever poor dolphin was being forced to balance those boxes on its head all the way across the Atlantic must be exhausted now.

First is the second collaborative project (four years in the making!) between irr. and world-famous Finnish audio derangificator Umpio, entitled ‘Permutable Schema‘. As the title suggests, this is a double CD housed in an elegant tri-fold glossy cardstock wallet. It’s been released through the Vibora label, which I know nearly nothing about — apparently this is their second release, the first being a CD by Lithuanian performance artist Daina Dieva. They’ve done a very nice job with it, in any event. Varied sources from both audio projects were used throughout, but the irr.-itant decided the final nuances of disc one while the Umplifier determined the shape of disc two.

I only have 25 copies of this to sell, so if you’d like a copy, some alacrity might be in order. You can get it from me here. If you’re in Europe, I’m still happy to sell you one, but you can save some postage by getting it from the Umpio website here.

 

The second item is the indecently titillating (if I do say so myself) clear vinyl 10″ ‘Are All Things Equivalent?’, released by the remarkably enduring Drone Records label. Drone has done a great job putting the package together — two handsome releases at once that I didn’t have to manufacture myself! The world has gone mad!

I’ve got about 40 copies to sell, so, again, best not to wait too long if you want one. Get it from me here. If you’re in Europe and would like to avoid the horrendous postage, you can get your copy from the Drone website here, or if you’re in the UK you can grab one from the nefarious ICR cartel here.

Shop listings for both ‘Schema’ and ‘Equivalent’ have bundle buttons at the bottom (try saying that five times fast) that have pre-calculated combined postage for both items in postal combination.

If you’ve had your fill of physical media, ‘Equivalent’ has also been added to the irr. Bancamp site here.

 

While preparing for the tragic necessity of having to move later in the year, I came across a small stash of Nurse With Wound shirts: a handful of the shirts made for the Queen Elizabeth Hall show way back in 2007 (featuring the ‘Shipwreck Radio Final Broadcast’ image) and two of the ‘flower girl’ shirts (using the ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Station’ cover image, drawn by a young Lily Stapleton). I’m offering them for sale at $15 + postage each. These are black, standard, short-sleeve shirts, and are all new, never-been-worn items. The images above are actual photographs of the actual shirt designs, photographed by an actual photographer who was eating pho while wearing a toga made out of graph paper. They are available in the following sizes and quantites:

Final Shipwreck shirt: 4 x Large, 2 x Extra Large

Flower Girl: 1 x Large, 1 x Extra Large

I’m not making a shop listing for them since the quantities are tiny, so if you’d like one of these get in touch at irrappext@gmail.com and I can verify that your selection is still available. I’m happy to calculate combined postage for the shirts with any of the other items. If you’re one of the people who has already ordered the 10″ and/or 2CD from the Bandcamp listing, I can figure combined postage for you minus what you’ve already paid.

For a very limited time, I’m also offering the 5 NWW discs in the shop (‘Insect & Individual Silenced’, ‘Fleas Of A Thousand Camels’, ‘Ød Lot’, ‘Automating 3’ and the ‘Possible Nursemix’ CDR) in a discount bundle for $25 + postage ($3 for Media Mail in the U.S. or, tragically, $24 for First Class International anywhere else). Again, I’m happy to calculate combined postage with any of the other items: emailgamate me if you’re interested.

Hey! I didn’t have to come up with any desperate fund-raiser ideas to pay my taxes this year! Making barely any money does sometimes have its positive effects: your tax bill gets smaller.

Next up: I’m nearly finished preparing a group of irr. live recordings for listing on Bandcamp, including the recent Imbolc Sleep Concert performance in Portland, and the only overseas irr. event to date at the Wave-Gotik-Treffen in Leipzig back in 2010 (which includes a rousing interpretation of the Nurse With Wound/Diana Rogerson track ‘Wisecrack’). More news on this soon.

until next time,
–msw

 

 

Sale Bundles, Part 1

Hello all:

It’s tax time (ugh) here in the States once again, and so I’m prompted to do my annual scramble in hopes of coaxing some funds into the coffers before the tax man drops the axe. I’ve put together a few different bundles of related releases, rarities and artwork — all priced in a range that will hopefully inspire wanton consumer frenzy while still bringing in enough bananas to alleviate the seasonal economic distress.

These bundles are are mostly one-of-a-kind (or very limited), so I’m taking my usual approach of not listing them in the shop to avoid multiple button-pushes on something that has already sold. If you’re interested in one of the bundles, please send me an e-mail at irrappext@gmail.com so I can confirm availability. Also, feel free to get in touch if you have questions about any of the items. Please do not use the payment buttons on any of the artwork that is already listed in the shop: the prices will not be correct.

As always, apologies to people outside of the US for the lousy postage rates.


Bundle #1:

A Beginners Guide To Nurse With Wound, part 3 [expanded version]   –   SOLD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A spectacular way to start off a NWW record collection for yourself, a lonely grandparent, or that grumpy neighbour waiting for a kidney transplant. The bundle includes a profusion of Nursey classics, old and new: Sylvie & Babs (2CD version), Bar Maldoror (2CD version), Dark Fat (2CD) + Dark Drippings bonus disc (#30 gold number edition), Shipwreck Radio Volume 1 (2CD), Shipwreck Radio Final Broadcasts, The Man With The Woman Face + bonus material disc, Soundpooling + Handjob For The Laughing Policeman bonus disc, Spiral Insana (2CD silver book edition), A Sucked Orange (2CD version), Insect & Individual Silenced (expanded), Automating Volume 3, May The Fleas Of A Thousand Camels Infest Your Armpits, Od Lot, A Possible Nursemix (CDR). 23 discs in total. All CD are brand new. The ‘Spiral Insana’ book has some wrinkling at the top left corner due to being poorly packed when it was shipped to me, but is otherwise in new condition.

A special bonus for this bundle is the piece of original artwork pictured above, drawn by yours truly and based on Steven Stapleton’s cheeky ‘Sugar Fish Drink’ capering imp character. The artwork image size is 9″ x 9″, ink on archival board, signed & dated on the back. Click on the images for a closer look.

The price for bundle #1 is $250. Total package weight is 62 oz, so Priority Mail postage in the US is an additional $20, and First Class International postage anywhere else is an additional $50 (*choke*).

A second option is available for the US: I can’t send a package containing artwork via Media Mail, but I can send the art & the discs separately. Media Mail for the bundle of discs (56 oz.) is $4.50, and First Class for the artwork (9 oz.) is $4, so a total of $8.50 to send everything using a slower delivery method & a divided package. Be aware that the two packages will not be arriving at the same time.

Interest/questions: irrappext@gmail.com


Bundle #2:

irr. Cassette Rarities   –   SOLD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This bundle contains a variety of irr. app. (ext.) cassette releases, all of which are limited edition releases and most of which are now out-of-print: Matériaux Déplacés, The 11-Year Backwards Sleepwalk, Flux/Crayfish (which I forgot to include in the photo), “[??]” (irr + Six Heads), Backflow Background (irr split with At Jennie Richie), Unknown Invertebrate Drama (irr split with At Jennie Richie), Cascades Of The Absurd (compilation with irr, Pink Void, At Jennie Richie, Broken Penis Orchestra, Red Squirrels), Readymades Compilation Of Arrangements (compilation with irr, At Jennie Richie, Crank Sturgeon, Vertonen), New Directions In Experimental Music (3 cassette compilation with one side each of irr, The Haters, Mlhest, Runzelstirn & Gurgelstock, Andy Ortmann, Mixed Band Philanthropist — #58/100). 11 cassettes in total.

A special bonus for this bundle is the piece of original artwork pictured above, drawn by someone who is either myself or bears an uncanny resemblance to myself. The artwork image size is 8″ x 8″, ink on archival board, signed & dated on the back. Click on the images for a closer look.

The price for bundle #1 is $90. Total package weight is 34 oz, so Priority Mail postage in the US is an additional $18.50, and First Class International postage anywhere else is an additional $35 (*sigh*).

A second option is available for the US: I can’t send a package containing artwork via Media Mail, but I can send the art & the discs separately. Media Mail for the bundle of cassettes (29 oz.) is $3.50, and First Class for the artwork (6 oz.) is $3.50, so a total of $7 to send everything using a slower delivery method & a divided package. Be aware that the two packages will not be arriving at the same time.

Interest/questions: irrappext@gmail.com


Bundle #3:

Eight Prints To The Wind

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I recently came across a stash of surplus colour digital collage prints that had made for the exhibit at the Goodfoot in Portland a several years back, so I’ve gathered together 8 of the ones that seemed likely to be the most broadly appealing — although I’ll have to admit to having very dubious judgment when it comes to that kind of thing. All prints will be signed and are in a general 9″ to 12″ per-side range (the perfectly square one in the photos is 11″ x 11″, which should give a good idea of the relative sizes of the others). Click on the images for a closer look: the image with the black background has the original digital versions, and other image is a photo of the actual prints.

I believe I have enough prints to sell 5 separate sets of these particular 8 prints.

The price for bundle #3 is $45. Total package weight is 12 oz, so Priority Mail postage in the US is either an additional $4.50/First Class or $9/Priority, and First Class International postage anywhere else is an additional $22.50 (*sob*). Unfortunately, Media Mail is not an option for artwork.

Interest/questions: irrappext@gmail.com


Bundle #4:

Matted Prints  –  SOLD

 

 

 

 

 

I still have two of the colour prints that were signed, single-matted & backed for the Goodfoot exhibit, and for a short time I am offering them for sale individually at $40 each, or as a pair for $70. All boards are archival quality. Click on the image for a closer look.

Individually:

‘Invertebrate Technology’ (top image): 15 1/2″ x 11 3/8″ total matted size.
Package weight is 17 ounces, so $13 Priority Mail postage in the US, and $22.50 First Class International.

‘The 11-Year Backwards Sleepwalk’ (bottom image): 15 1/2″ x 12 3/4″ total matted size.
Package weight is 19 ounces, so $13 Priority Mail postage in the US, and $22.50 First Class International.

Bundled:

Combined package weight is 28 ounces, so $13 Priority Mail US and $22.50 First Class International. So postage is exactly the same for each individually or bundled. Media Mail is not an option for artwork, and the weights are above the 13 ounce limit for US First Class.

Interest/questions: irrappext@gmail.com


I have a few other bundles in preparation, and will try to have them listed in the next few days.

big truckloads of love to everyone
–msw