The machine is in motion, perpetually. During the short lull between the Sex Funeral tour and the upcoming BBJr tour, Personal Archives has two new releases coming your way. PA//96 is a single-sided 7″ lathe by Serbian harsh noise artist Raven. Hand-screened records with wrap-around sleeve and insert. Numbered edition of 20.
PA//94 is the new album by Portland’s mysterious Dead Air Fresheners, Fast Radio Bursts. Field recordings by the group (which features an 8 year-old and a 2 year-old) are manipulated by Bob Bucko Jr (that’s me!). Bits of Jandek, flashes of Sonic Youth, total reconstructions and deconstructions of the hum of life. Released on pro-duplicated CD in 4-panel gatefold sleeve, edition of 100.
Personal Archives is privileged to handle the analog duties on Saturated, the new album from ARU meets Black Saturn. Dub/glitch hip-hop, experimenting in all the right places. Digital release by Alrealon Musique. Cassette edition of 25 on PA. We have a few left, so hop on it!
In further PA news, we’ve received masters for the Vernacular String Trio’s debut album, Parlance. Amazing free improvisation from three of St. Louis’ finest players. This disc should be out in the ether in October. Also, DJ DJ Tanner sent some sweet soul jams our way, so expect a tape by the end of the year.
Last week we sold out of Thollem‘s Machine In the Ghost CD. Thanks to everyone who has supported this amazing artist! Thollem has been busy in New York, working with his trio with Michael Wimberly and Nels Cline and performing with multitudes of musical monsters. He and ACVilla will be on tour through the end of the year. We still have copies of the Thollem/Kaufman disc, and plan on repressing Machine In the Ghost toward the end of the year.
In the meantime, I’m getting prepped for the next BBJr tour. Going out for a while, excited to play a few festivals with friends and meet a bunch of new people in towns I’ve yet to see. Here are the dates:
Wed 9/21 Chicago, IL @ The Burlington (Already Dead Family Reunion – playing)
Thurs 9/22 Kalamazoo, MI @ Louie’s Trophy Room (Already Dead Family Reunion – playing)
Fri 9/23 Kalamazoo (Already Dead Family Reunion – hanging out)
Sat 9/24 Kalamazoo (Already Dead Family Reunion – hanging out)
Sun 9/25 Columbus, OH @ House With No Name
Mon 9/26 Toledo, OH @ Ye Olde Durty Bird
Tues 9/27 Port Huron, MI @ Schwonk Sound Stead
Wed 9/28 tba
Thurs 9/29 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr Roboto Project
Fri 9/30 tba
Sat 10/1 Athens, OH @ tba
Sun 10/2 Canton, OH @ Buzzbin Art & Music Shop
Mon 10/3 Cincinnati, OH @ The Listing Loon
Tues 10/4 Dayton, OH @ Smiles 4 Miles
Wed 10/5 Indianapolis, IN @ Playground Productions Studio
Thurs 10/6 Vincennes, IN @ The Bissot Estate
Fri 10/7 tba
Sat 10/8 St. Louis, MO @ Foam
Sun 10/9 Columbia, MO @ Hitt Records (Dismal Niche Festival)
Mon 10/10 Kansas City, MO @ Hidden Temple
Tues 10/11 Lincoln, NE @ house show
Wed 10/12 Des Moines, IA @ DMSC Basement Bar
Thurs 10/13 tba
Fri 10/14 Rock Island, IL @ Rozz-Tox (Weirdtown Fest 3)
Sat 10/15 Dubuque, IA @ Smokestack
Mon 10/17 Moline, IL @ The Island