A New Batch

Hello all:

A new batch of irr. releases has been posted to coincide with possibly the final Bandcamp fee-less Friday.

First is the new ‘Legends Of Frogtown’ monthly digital single. This is perhaps my favourite of the series so far. It’s unnerving to think I’m already close to halfway through.

Second is the second installment of the ‘Isolation Fragments’ series. The post includes the original 22-minute version plus the 6-ish minute version edited for use as the video soundtrack. The video can be found on my YouTube channel here.

Third is the electronic/tonal/textural fable ‘An Imaginary Machine Dreams Of Becoming Meat’. This album is maybe a bit closer to old school electro-acoustic music than I usually get.

Last in the new batch is ‘Gently Easing A Lifetime Of Apprehension Out Through A Bathroom Window And Into A Shrub’, a meditation on the ever-shifting nature of existence that moves between pastoral interludes, dense object clusters, and situational incidentuaries.

I’m really pleased with this particular batch! I really enjoyed making all of these. There are a couple more ongoing projects that I couldn’t manage to finish in time, but I should have those ready in tandem with the next Frogtown single.

Thanks to everyone for their ongoing support!

all the best,

-msw

Frogtown in Spring

Hi All,

The Monthly Digital Single for March has just been posted! There are a couple other projects in progress that I’d planned to launch this Friday, but I just couldn’t get them done in time…

A sneak peak into the future year: I recently completed a remix of ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Station’ for a forthcoming reissue of that very same classic NWW album. A number of exciting (but also fairly obvious) guest voices were enlisted to stunning effect. It’ll be a while yet before that reissue will be ready, so nothing further to say about it right now. Just very excited about how the remix turned out.

Happy Spring and all the best to all of you!

–msw

February In Frogtown, New Site Design

Hello all,

Entirely by coincidence, the February installment of ‘Legends Of Frogtown’ has been posted just in time for this month’s fee-less Friday on Bandcamp. O, happy happenstance!


Also, you may have noticed a change to the appearance of this site. I’d been limping along on the old version for years, always intending to fancy it up a bit but never getting around to it… I’ve recently paid for an upgrade (well, there was a substantial discount code…) and have started to overhaul things to get them closer to what I’d originally wanted. A couple of these improvements have already been done: a ‘featured playlist’ media player has been added the the main page, and a page has been created for a ‘featured gallery’ of selected artwork. Both of these will be changed periodically. I’ve also embedded one of the videos from my YouTube channel, and more of that will be added soon.

The next big modification I need to tackle is the shop listings. I’ve had to de-activate all of the international purchase buttons because my shipping rates were so severely out of date. Some tedious hours are going to have to be dedicated to getting all the postage totals current again. Also, most of the home-made jewel case CDR listings are going to go away soon, so if you’ve been wanting one of those, best to get them soon. I’ve looking to replace the drab jewel case packaging format with something else, but have not yet decided what that will be; perhaps fully handmade editions like I did for ‘4 Orphans’, but hopefully something simpler & quicker to assemble. In any case, I’ll have to keep the editions fairly small — which is entirely appropriate for my small audience, anyhow. Most releases stop selling entirely after about a year… I’ll have to think carefully about what to keep in print. The interest in physical vs. digital is still wobbling back and forth and I’m not really sure where it’s going to land. I prefer CDs myself, but they seem to be on a non-stop rail replacement bus service headed to Obsoleteville. If I had a good label to work with I could consider vinyl editions, but on my own it’s not really plausible… and I don’t think it would a worthwhile investment for any label out there in the current economic climate.

If anyone is experiencing any problems with the new site format, or has any useful comments in regards to that (please note the word ‘useful’), feel free to contact me at irrappext@gmail.com.

More thrills are lined up for next month, along with the regular Frogtown report.

Hope you are all keeping safe and sane!

all the best to all of you,

–msw

The Vesicles Have All Been Distributed! And HNY!

Hello all, and a very Happy New Year to you!

The final public installment of ‘Vesicular Distributor’ has now been posted. The bonus 13th installment has also been privately posted, and anyone who bought all 12 will be sent a code to get #13 for free. It’ll probably take a few days for me to get all the codes sorted. If you’re supposed to receive one and it hasn’t turned up after a week, please get in touch (irrappext@gmail.com) and let me know. Sometimes wires get crossed!

Panel #23
Panel #24
Panel #25 (from the bonus installment)

I’d originally planned for this series to have a total of 26 tracks + 26 panels — 2 of each per month plus 2 more for the bonus — but it’s turned out that I needed one more panel to wrap up the story properly. So the bonus installment now includes the 3 final narrative panels and 3 accompanying tracks (close to 25 minutes of extra audio).


So what’s in store for next year, you may or may not be asking? I’ll give you an answer regardless of which camp you’re in.

I am going to be doing another monthly single, as it’s proved to play a vital role in keeping my bills paid. The next one will be of a different nature, however. I do have some other narrative ideas in the works, but it takes time to get the text & visuals properly worked out, and I don’t feel up to jumping straight into another one without a break; so while I work out the next storyline, I’ll be posting a ‘Legends of Frogtown’ series every month, culled from the LOFT photo project I started this year. Each frog portrait will be accompanied by a track around 3 minutes long, with each month’s installment including 4 portraits & 4 tracks — so the total amount of audio will end up being approximately the same (the 2 tracks for ‘Vesicular Distributor’ were about 6 minutes long on average). The stylistic approach to the tracks will be very different from ‘Vesicular’, which I’ve taken about as far as I’m interested in going with it for the present. Here’s an example of one of the ‘Legends’ portraits if you haven’t already seen them on my Facebook or Instagram pages:

Aside from that, I’ve got a few more reissue/remasters lined up. The never-released album from 2011 ‘Vulgar Probabilities’ is next on the list. Ozeanische Gefühle will get a thorough scrubbing at some point. An older never-released (and never quite completed) album ‘Not Hidden But Concealed’ from way back in 2000 should be sorted out sometime next year. But I think after ‘Vulgar’, the next two reissues will probably be ‘Dust Pincher Appliances’ from 1999, and a deluxe reissue of the first irr. album ‘An Uncertain Animal’. It’d be nice to finally have all of the releases from the first phase of irr. public activity (1997-2001) fully cleaned up and made available to the world.

Several newer projects have been knocking around, and with luck I’ll find enough time to get some of those finished as well. ‘The Voice Of The Tiktaalik (Or, In The Sunshine Of Your Lungs)’, ‘Future Reveries Of The Eoarchaean Biomass, Volume 2’, ‘The Drowned Sisters Of Doggerland’, ‘All The Mystery Has Gone From The World’ and a couple others are in various stages of completion. A 4-way collaboration between myself, R K Faulhaber, Esperik Glare and Xambuca is waiting for my attention, and so is a collaboration with Recordist Overlord William Davison. And, of course, the essentially-completed-but-suspended-in-gaffa 2018 album ’10 Stations’ (of which some preview tracks have long been posted on the neglected irr. Soundcloud page) still needs to find it’s resolution.

That’s a lot, and there’s more as well, but it won’t all be coming out in a heap. That’s probably at least another 2-3 years’ worth of work, and I only hope I’ll have the good fortune to keep things going that long — and hopefully even longer.

Some of the original art listed in an older news post is still available! Take a look here: https://irrappext.com/2019/10/11/original-art-for-sale/ if you’re interested in that sort of thing.

I wish all the very best to all of you in the new year, stay healthy, happy & safe, and eternal thanks for all your support — particularly this past year!

much love,

–msw

Last Friday

Hello all!

It’s the first Friday of the month, and once again I’m scrambling until the early hours of the morning to upload the new batch of offerings, get all the announcements sent out, and then hopefully get to bed before the sun comes up. Not too likely at this point, but the main work is done.

A big new batch has been posted to the irr, Bandcamp site! Not exactly the batch I had planned: I’d hoped to have ‘Vulgar Probabilities’ ready for this Fee-less Friday grouping, but I felt it needed some additional artwork and that takes time. Also, one of the new projects got a little out of hand and ended up splitting into three different releases.

The instigator of the trio of new albums is ‘Vacuous Truths‘, which was originally going to be more of a field-recording-based project, but mutated into something else (while still retaining a few of the underlying field recordings). As it mutated, it grew a couple of buds which shed off and became their own, individual entities.

The second album, ‘Reticulate Shifting‘, grew out of a series of looping experiments that were created for ‘Vacuous’; while some of them fit into areas of the original record, it became clear to me that some fertile territory was waiting to be explored. The album was ultimately compiled out of 93 different loops, many of which feature the handy & dandy electro-acoustic Ragebox constructed for me by Wm. Rage several years back. I’ve used the Ragebox on several other recordings, but it really comes into it’s own on this project.

It’s a lot of fun to find different ways of working with exclusively loop sources, so I’ll definitely be doing another in this series at some point. Keep an eye out for ‘Reticulate Shifting 2: Electric Boogaloop’.

The other little mutant spawn from ‘Vacuous’ is ‘A Trivial Idea Magnified Across Vast, Imaginary Distances‘, which is a little journey through an unsettled and unclear landscape.

All three albums include new text pieces and graphic panels, both included as bonus items with the download.

Of course, also included in the new batch is the penultimate episode of ‘Vesicular Distributor‘. Only one public installment left! And, if you weren’t aware, an additional installment of two tracks and the final two panels in the story will be available free to anyone who bought the full set of twelve installments.

A special addition to this batch is the long-unreleased collaborative album I made with French pianist Sylvie Walder. Sylvie contacted me in 2011, and, using her piano recordings as the centrepiece, I gradually developed these tracks over the next four years in-between the regular overseas travel for NWW that was happening at the time. The full album was completed in October 2015 and I tried to get a proper (possibly vinyl?) release through a label for years without any luck. So it’s time to get it out there the one way I know I can. I think it’s a great collaboration, and I’ve really enjoyed listening to it again.

In the interest of full transparency, I’ll admit that I haven’t been able to get in touch with Sylvie since 2017. I’d told her I would eventually post the album to Bandcamp if I couldn’t get any other option to work, but I did not expect at that time that I would have no way to communicate her when that came to pass. I went ahead with posting it anyways because there didn’t seem to be any point in leaving it on the shelf any longer. If anyone knows her and can let me know how to reach her, I would greatly appreciate it. I hope she’s ok! It’s a crazy world out there now.

I’m ready to fall over, so I’ll leave it there. Huge thanks to everyone for their support! Please grab some of these if can: it really helps a lot!

–msw

October Vesicles

Hi all,

Just a quick mention that the October installment of Vesicular Distributor has been posted in time for this month’s fee-less Friday on Bandcamp. Perpetual thanks to all of you that have been supporting the monthly digital single and all the other downloads: it’s made an enormous difference in what would otherwise have been a pretty dire year.

I’d hoped to have a few other things available today, but I just couldn’t quite get them done. It’s 6 am now and I’ll have to admit defeat this time. They’ll have to wait for December.

I’ll end by mentioning that I’ve been invited by the big S to do a remix of Rock ‘N’ Roll Station, and I’m very excited about the guests who have agreed to contribute their voices to my version! It’s going to be a thing of beauty and astonishment when it’s all stitched together. I have no idea when or how the results will be released, though.

Hope all of you are holding up in these dubious times, and have uplifting projects & people to help you through it all. Give your alpaca a belly rub for me. Much love to you all.

–msw

Artwork + Sale Bundles, Part 2

Hello All:

It’s time once again to attempt to trawl for some funds. I’m afraid that, for the foreseeable future, this is probably going to be a regular event in some form or another! At the moment, I’m looking to fill in the gap while the next new album is being prepared, and also to cover some of the material costs involved in making that happen.

The next album (titled ’10 Stations’) is going to have a completely hand-assembled package rather than a jewel case, and some original art will be a part of every copy. I’ve assembled some raw prototypes with cheaper materials just to make sure the design will actually work (which appears to be the case), and as soon as I get a few copies assembled with the proper materials I’ll post some images. Doing all the original art will take some time. The audio content for the album is about three-quarters complete right now, with five of the ten tracks finished and the remaining five tracks all in progress. In the meantime, I’ll be posting some outtakes & alternates (as well as some actual excerpts) to the irr. Soundcloud page. The first of these has already been posted and is linked below. Full details about the track can be found in the description on Soundcloud.

Onward to the fund-grubbing. There is only one of each listed item (or bundle) available, so send me an e-mail me at irrappext@gmail.com if you’re interested. Feel free to ask questions! Combined postage can be calculated for any multiple-item orders. For US orders, I’ll have to use Priority Mail since artwork cannot be sent by Media Mail.

All artwork will be sent enclosed in a protective sleeve.

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ORIGINAL ART FOR SALE

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TIF sticker club submissions (‘Bug Weaner’ + ‘Hive Mother’)   SOLD
coloured pencil on board
both 7 3/4″ x 12 5/8″ (matted size 12″ x 16 7/8″)
single matted & backed with archival boards, signed on the matting
includes 3 copies of each sticker (one of each will be signed)
price: pair for $220
package weight: 34 ounces
postage: US Priority $18 ; First Class International $34.50
total: US $238 ; international $254.50

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‘Selenodesic Larviparal Extraction’   SOLD
charcoal on drawing board
8 3/8″ x 9 3/8″ (matted size 12 5/8 x 13 7/8″)
double-matted & backed with archival boards, signed on the matting
price: $220
package weight: 21 ounces
postage: US Priority $13 ; First Class International $22.50
total: US $233 ; international $242.50

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‘Bird Brains’   SOLD
charcoal on drawing board
8 3/8″ x 9 1/4″ (matted size 12 7/8″ x 13 3/4″)
double-matted & backed with archival boards, signed on the matting
price: $200
package weight: 20 ounces
postage: US Priority $13 ; First Class International $22.50
total: US $213 ; international $222.50

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‘Stuck In A Hole, In The Fog…’ poster design   SOLD
charcoal on drawing board
11 1/8″ x 15 1/8″
coated with protective matte finish
price: $75
package weight: 24 ounces
postage: US Priority $13 ; First Class International $22.50
total: US $88 ; international $97.50
note: This was a poster created for a benefit event for the Barely Human Dance Theatre in 2002. There is some slight wear & minor discolouration on the board in a few areas, but overall it looks as represented in the photo.

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NIGHT WEARING FEATHERS ARTWORK & LP BUNDLE

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All three original ink drawings for the irr. app. (ext.) + At Jennie Richie ‘Night Wearing Feathers’ LP package (‘Night Wearing Feathers’, ‘Sunshine Bus Rider’ and ‘Intermediaries’), plus a signed copy of the LP [edition of 234] and a signed copy of the ‘Unknown Invertebrate Drama’ collaborative C33 [edition of 66]

each drawing 10 1/4″ x 10 1/4″ (matted size 14 1/4″ x 14 1/4″)
single matted & backed with archival boards, signed on the matting
price: 3 drawings, LP & C33 for $300
package weight: 44 ounces
postage: US Priority $18 ; First Class International $34.50
total: US $318 ; international $334.50

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AT JENNIE RICHIE CASSETTE BUNDLE + MSW DRAWING   SOLD

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I’ve collected together my surplus copies of AJR cassette releases, a copy of the ‘In A Dream With Poe’ CDR, and added an original drawing of my own to the bundle. I’ve done a number of collaborations with AJR over the years, who were also the instigators for the Nine Day Antler Society online gallery. Most AJR releases have been small editions and can be difficult to find even when they are brand new, so this bundle is a good introduction to a worthy project. Further details on the releases can be found on Discogs and at atjennierichie.blogspot.com.

Included in the bundle:

‘That Which Blows, That Which Rolls’ – C14 [edition of 50]
‘Like Spain, Silver Spots Boil’ – C40 [edition of 66]
‘Halo Blinko’ – C24 [edition of 40]
‘The Communist’s Garden Expansion Plan Plus’ – C30 [edition of 30]
‘Crust War Or Dada W.A.R.’ – 30 second loop cassette [#16 of 23 in sewn paper envelope]
Red Squirrels At Jennie Richie [collaboration with Red Squirrels] – C20 [edition of 25]
‘Unknown Invertebrate Drama’ [split with irr. app. (ext.)] – C33 [edition of 66]
At Jennie Richie & Plethora [split] – C30 [edition of 50]
The Broken Penis Orchestra Meets At Jennie Richie [split] – 2 x C01 [edition of 50]
‘In A Dream With Poe’ CDR

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+ M. S. Waldron original drawing ‘An Answer For The Unspoken Question’
ink on archival board
7 5/8″ x 7 1/2″, signed on the back

price: 10 x CS, CDR & drawing for $95
package weight: 32 ounces
postage: US Priority $13 ; First Class International $22.50
total: US $108 ; international $117.50

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DIANA ROGERSON / FISTFUCK LP + CUSTOM CDR   SOLD

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I’ve uncovered an extra copy of the rare Fistfuck LP ‘Live At Der Putsch, Amsterdam, Nov ’82 / Live At The Air Gallery, London, Jan ’82’. Fistfuck was one of Diana Rogerson’s pre-NWW projects; more information about this can easily be found online. The LP was limited to 150 numbered copies (this is #50) and is pressed on marbled red vinyl. [note: the cover is heavy paper coated on the outside with red latex; the latex aggressively sticks to any protective plastic sleeve, so to make things easier I’ve slit a plastic sleeve down the side so the LP can be removed without having to slide the cover out, and added another sleeve around that sleeve to keep everything safely contained.]

Also included with the LP is a custom CDR of the irr. app. (ext.) / Diana Rogerson collaboration ‘The Famine Road’. Unlike the CDR copies bundled with the LP back in 2007, this is a full 30-minute collection of all 3 tracks packaged with a fold-out insert, double-sided tray card and printed disc in a clear jewel case (the previous CDR copies had just one track & a simple insert in a slimline case). This fully-packaged physical version of the release has not been made available before.

price: LP + CDR for $75
package weight: 27 ounces
postage: US Media $4 or US Priority $13 ; First Class International $22.50
total: US $79 Media or $88 Priority ; international $97.50

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A few more bundles with some irr. rarities & special items are in preparation, and maybe some more artwork. More ’10 Stations’ teaser tracks coming soon…

Thanks for your attention! If you’re looking at an e-mail version of this update and the images & text are all jumbled up, my sincere apologies. When there are multiple images, I can’t always figure out how to get them arranged properly.

A spectacular autumn to everyone (even the people not reading this),

–m

Carnackopia, Bandcamplitude, Lean Fat

Hello all,

I’ve been especially busy since the last news post, and lots of things are fizzing and burbling the in eie kitchen this summer, but more will be said of that soon enough. Right now, there are three main things to mention: new Thomas Carnacki items in the shop, new listings on the irr. Bandcamp page, and the long-awaited release (and disappointing outcome) of the Dark Fat vinyl edition.


From out of the arid wilderness of the California East Bay has recently arrived a shipment (transported by donkey caravan, as always) of two new offerings from the infamous Thomas Carnacki cabal. The first of these is a vinyl 7″ elaborately titled ‘Where’s My Love, My Eyes Are Gone, The Rains Are Coming (Second Begemot)‘. In order to maximize it’s damage to the human condition, this insidious document has manifested itself in three different ways: as black vinyl (limited to 400 copies), as blue vinyl (limited to 100 copies) and as blue vinyl swathed in a special edition, custom-made cloth sleeve (limited to 50 copies). The cloth sleeves come in a cheerful variety of colours, which include, but are not limited to, those hues which have been known to occur in nature.


The special numbered edition also contains the additional bonus of an original pen & ink drawing by the High Carnackiphant himself, Gregory “Don’t Call Me Barbara” Scharpen. All three options are available in the shop, but in limited quantities.


The second TC item is the very limited 3″ CDR ‘The Infant’s Trajectory‘, a few copies of which managed to survive the shenanigans at the 15th Annual Outsound New Music Summit (a shameless bacchanal that, with every passing year, drags more of our innocent youth into the quagmire of self-indulgence and depravity). Each copy (which have been scrupulously cleansed of any residual traces of moral turpitude, in case you were concerned) is numbered and features festive hand-drawn pen & ink artwork on the disc, once again rendered by the aforementioned Scharpen. Full details can be found on the item pages.


In order to help lubricate the effectiveness of your shopping experience, a variety of combined-postage bundles have been prepared for both new items. Buttons for the 3″ and 7″ (each version) combined together can be found underneath the individual-purchase buttons on each page, as well as larger bundles that include the 3″ and the 7″ plus the other 3 Thomas Carnacki CDs in the shop, and a deluxe bundle that includes all of these items as well as the legendary Thomas Carnacki / Vulcanus 68 split LP. Just scroll down to see all of the options.

“Listening to the music of Thomas Carnacki is probably the most profoundly sexual sensory experience I’ve ever had — and I grew up on a chinchilla farm.” — William Hope Hodgson


 


Three new listings have been added to the irr. app. (ext.) Bandcamp page, all three of which were previously only available on cassette: Flux/Crayfish (2011), The 11-Year Backwards Sleepwalk (also 2011), and Yma Dhym Mûr Varthegyon (the irr. side from the 2013 ‘Arpt Verjennepp Tonxtie’ split cassette). ‘Yma Dhym…’ has been extended from the original 23-minute version on the cassette to a robust 33 minutes — and each individual one of those extra ten minutes its worth 10 minutes in itself. The download version of ‘Sleepwalk’ is rumoured to contain a hidden bonus track, but this rumour is so scurrilous and despicable that I refuse to even make mention of it.


On a less exultant note, the triple-LP boxed edition of Dark Fat has finally materialised. My disappointed response is not due to the box itself, which is a thing of beauty for the entire world to enjoy for thousands of years far into the distant future; the trouble stems solely from the unfortunate fact that, due to administrative miscalculation (for lack of a better phrase), I’ve received a piddling 3 copies to sell. This has created a serious hiccup in my accounting, as I expected quite a few more than that to help carry me through the completion of the new irr. album (which is coming along very nicely, by the way). To try to remedy this shortfall, I’ve come up with 2 strategies.

One is to make each of these 3 copies a special edition of my own, including a CDR copy of ‘Dark Drippings’, a 2xCDR copy of the Dark Fat vinyl audio master, and at least one piece of specially-made original artwork sized 12″ x 12″ to fit in the box. Full details will follow as soon as I figure them out. If you haven’t bought your copy of the box yet, you may want to hold off and save your pennies for this extra-ultra-snazzy version. The regular box is going for 45 euro (about $54), so this 3-copy special edition is going to be somewhat more expensive than that.

The second strategy is to create another ‘Dark Drippings’-type collection from some of the raw material that wasn’t used on other projects. Work on this new collection, titled ‘A Darker Shade Of Fat’, is already underway. I’m sure this might come across as milking the same tired cow one time more than is prudent, but the truth is there is a lot of material left to explore, and I’m making use of it in a far more unorthodox way: layering and manipulating the sources even beyond what was done on Dark Fat to create something distinctly different. So, less of an “extras and outtakes” collection, and more of a self-contained work. This new album will only be released digitally to begin with, as I don’t have the resources to make something physical right now; but I hope to make a small physical edition available in the not-too-distant future.

Also: some credits were accidentally left out of the album’s liner notes, so perhaps I can remedy that here. I assembled and mastered the original Dark Fat CD album myself, and the re-editing and remastering of the album for vinyl was also done by me. Dig that: the little man is blowing his own horn. “Toot toot toot,” says the little man.

All the best to all of you for the foreseeable future,

—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

ddttnbx-cover

Hello All:

After four long years and endless faffing about in unproductive limboland, the irr. app. (ext.) / Blue Sabbath Black Cheer / The New Blockaders collaborative mash-up ‘DDTTNBX’ is finally pressed, printed and available for purchase here. As the other contributors should indicate, the descriptive term ‘mash-up’ has probably never been so appropriate: mashing, grinding, pulping, pummeling, excoriation and lambastery of all varieties are in spectacular abundance on this record — although not to the complete exclusion of intermittent moments of poignant reflection. For this collection, the original ‘DDTTNB’ track from BSBC has been drastically expanded (hence the ‘X’ added to the title: getit? hunh? getit?) with a lively irr/TNB collaboration, a creaky new irr. track, and a gigantic collision between irr/BSBC/TNB. A full hour of sonic abuse all told. All tracks have been mastered by your humble servant, and graphic wrappings have been concocted by someone uncannily similar. This release has promptly & graciously been rendered into material form by Phage Tapes.

Combo-package buttons for this album with either the irr./BSBC ‘Discordant Convergence’ CD (also released by Phage) or the two most recent irr. albums ‘I Made This…’ and ‘Matériaux Déplacés’ have been added at the bottom of the page for your shopping convenience.

The next two new irr. albums are still in progress, but it will probably be a while yet before they reach completion: I shifted them to the back burner when presented with the opportunity at long last to finish off ‘DDTTNBX’, and then decided to wrap up a few other overlong-lingering collaborations, like the second irr./Umpio album and and an art collaboration with Steven Stapleton. More news about these and other things will follow eventually, but I can tell you that one of the new irr. albums will be called ‘Voice Of The Tiktaalik (Or, In The Sunshine Of Your Lungs)’. The other one may or may not be called ‘Unfeasible Couplings’. And a 10″ release on Drone Records is now underway as well. Start saving your nickels.

The Paradoxosomatid throng & myself wish you all an enjoyable November.

–msw