Showing posts with label private press. Show all posts
Showing posts with label private press. Show all posts

Monday, July 8, 2013


(back cover detail) GINA LP, Orr Systems, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, no date

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Driftwood and other poems

(back cover) Driftwood and other Poems by P.J.Peters, self published, Winnipeg, 1978 "Yes, Human Driftwood has eternal worth"

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


Cree: What They Do Book by Anne Anderson, 1970

Monday, March 14, 2011


Marvelous Grace private press LP, Altona, Manitoba, no date (Kenneth Unger & Darlene Friesen, accompanied by their teacher Mrs. Dora Doell) (Thanks to M.Langlois so long ago.)

Saturday, March 12, 2011


What We Can Believe! by Trall Engle, Ohio, 1949 (distributed by The National Spiritualist, Chicago)

Thursday, September 30, 2010


Con-Sequence: The Conrad Schnitzler Biography and Discography by Rolf Sommermann & Peter Stoferle, Sounds of Germany (1), 1994 (German and English language) Private Press
"Running action" (Laufaktion) for TV (year unknown) / "Secret Performance" in the furnace room of his home in Berlin /" Running action" / Loudspeaker helmet in Linz (1980) / "Movement" (Bewegung) performance (year unknown) / "Cassettenconcert Outdoor" for SFB-TV-magazine (year unknown)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

prayers of a one man band

Bobby Brown:
The Enlightening Beam of Axonda, Destiny Records, 1972
Live, Destiny Records, 1978
Prayers of a One Man Band, Destiny Records, 1982

For the past fifteen years, Bobby has stuck with his vision of a "one man show", always creating new instruments and new styles of singing and playing as he went along. Bobby's voice is perhaps his most remarkable instrument. Covering a six octave range (possibly the widest range ever recorded) it is capable of creating almost any texture he desires. But his "one man band" orchestra is not to be overlooked. Originally composed of about fifty instruments it contained 311 strings and took three hours to set up and tune. Instruments varied from a tiny electrified spring to a monstrous fifteen foot electrified drone. Some were of original invention, while others were electrified versions of instruments found around the world. With this set, he recorded his first album THE ENLIGHTENING BEAM OF AXONDA. An extension of his doctoral thesis begun at UCLA, it contains a story about possible new discoveries in physics that could lead to technological advances that would in turn lead to a very unique and very optimistic view of the future. -from Live liner notes

3 records by California's Bobby Brown, released on his own Destiny Records label. Despite the low fidelity, Live is my favourite of the 3. It was recorded in his van ("before a small audience - his dog") after he disliked the results of a recording he made while opening for Fleetwood Mac (?!). The Italian label Akarma reissued The Enlightening Beam of Axonda on CD but I don't know whether it was done with his participation.
Is he still around? I hope his rig still exists somewhere.

also here and here (despite what's written, these records are not terribly rare or valuable)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Sculpture in Stone

Sculpture in Stone by Paul Cummings, private press, Boynton Beach, Florida, 1989

Sunday, July 4, 2010


Jubilation by Daniel and Mary Dauvin (Franciscan Missionary Family), American (Psalms Division), 1973
(handmade album cover---marker on blank jacket)

Friday, May 7, 2010


back cover (detail). Canadian private press LP. c. 1960's. Also here.