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

In Dreams I Walk With You

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The dream-inspired project ‘The Other Side Is Blank‘ has finally arrived blinking and yawning into the full light of the waking world. The estimable Equation Records has done a bang-up job serving as midwife for this lopsided creature, and huge thanks are directed their way. The package consists of  a 1-sided LP and a 1-sided 7″ (titled ‘Skirr’); a screen-printed, fold-over LP cover with blue & black drawings taken directly from the record in the dream; 4 inserts with plenty of artwork & information; and a fold-over 7″ cover with a signed teeth-print on the inside. Several collage pieces done in the classic Organum style are scattered throughout. The edition is limited to 100 copies.

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I’ll soon have some copies listed in the shop, but the bulk of the edition is available from the label’s website here. Equation is selling them as a pre-order, as they will not be able to ship them until the end of the April. My copies are on hand but I’ll only have 12 or so to sell; between the two of us we should hopefully be able to provide a copy for anyone who wants one. I’ll post an announcement when the listing is ready.

“In a mostly deserted indoor shopping mall (the kind that used to be everywhere in California) I’m looking for a shop where David Jackman is supposed to be doing a … lecture? Or maybe a performance? When I find the room, it looks like a classroom at a community college. Mr. Jackman is already there. Apparently the few photos I’ve seen of him are all wrong: he’s actually an elderly Amish fellow, with a stereotypically Amish-looking white beard (sans moustache) and looking the very picture of style in an Irish tweed suit and cloth cap. Whatever else was supposed to be happening is instantly forgotten when I spot a large fold-out table against the wall piled high with new Organum LPs. All the albums have white sleeves with hand-drawn covers and hand-written text, and somehow I know that all of the LPs inside are one-sided. Everything is very reasonably priced and I waste no time grabbing as many of the gorgeous little darlings as I can carry. The cover of the one on the top of my pile has a stylised bear’s head drawn in blue and black ink on the front, and a similarly rendered fox (with overlarge ears and an oddly-proportioned body) on the back. The title, or perhaps just an explanation, is handwritten on the front: ‘The Other Side Is Blank’.”