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VV-001

Carl Oak - "Husk: Reaping the Death Crop" DVD

Valcrond's first release sold out as fast as we could get our intern to burn copies. Carl's vid clip choices here register a full Bronson on the Weenus scale, just like his wardrobe (no-nonsense burlap and flannel) and breakfast menu (corned beef hash) . However, his clipped phone decorum (I can't get him to say more than 2 words in a row when I get him on the horn) and stunted emotional palette complicate any reissue plans- don't hold your breath.

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VV-002

Luke Wyatt- "Sad Stonewash : A Video Mulch"

The mulch journey Luke began with the PPU Video Party discs continues here, but proceeds in far more personal directions. Acclaimed collection of framed mistakes paired with transcendent goosebump musics. Torn Hawk's hit "Tarifa" made it's debut here as the Sad Stonewash theme.

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Luke Wyatt- "Hurting Henley Part 1: A Video Mulch" The long awaited follow up to Sad Stonewash. Luke finally found time between commissions and music work to wrap this up. A meditation on the concept of innocence and the inability of irony to mitigate heartache and loss. Soundtrack inspired by motivational songs you'd crowd your walkmen with before swim meets.

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VV-004 Torn Hawk- "Fragments So Far" A collection of pieces derived from the typical Torn Hawk recording process, where dying tape offers sounds that are pretty special. They just need to be given a little haircut and then are ready to walk out into the world. Watch the trailer HERE.

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VV-005 Teen Hawk- "Slur: Arc of the Coarse Sword" Superlimited boxed CD and zine package, hand-numbered and signed. The handsome printed matter inside the box is culled from dogeared keepsakes, old photos and notes to self, romantic xeroxes of rapiers .... COMING
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VV-009 Torn Hawk- "10 for Edge Tek" Edge Tek Inc. is a Finnish shipping concern that moves cargo through the Northeast Passage using ice-crusher tugs and monster barges. They commissioned me to create sounds that would ring in accord with the crack of tugboat prows splintering really thick ice. Here are 10 tracks to rattle in the hull, here are 10 for Edge Tek. BUY HERE
VV-010 Torn Hawk- "We Burnt Time" Torn Hawk uses Valcrond's first vinyl release to distance himself a bit from the grit and grime many associate with his productions. These two new tracks have more in common with the expansively voiced compositions on his Emotional Response release (as Luke Wyatt) "Teen Hawk", or the cinematic melancholy of the EP he released under the alias Lossmaker. Clearly Wyatt is building towards housing all his musical instincts under one roof. BUY HERE
VV-011

Luke Wyatt- "Songs From Bad Kid School" On a high desert plain, inside a cinder block compound, a prank squad is incarcerated. Between fiddling with ninja stars and leafing through back issues of Fangoria, they find time to scrape out the soundtrack of their escape.
Heatsick guitars and steel wool beats suggest a landscape strewn with abandoned car carcasses, old Camaros left for dead in the sun, used for shotgun practice.

The B-side leads off with the beat-less, articulated sprawl of "Saline Flats". Here is the story of a desert search for water: figures warping mirage-like on the horizon as they make a confused journey over dunes, ending with a cathartic drone that suggests the mirages resolving into a real oasis. Though it is just as likely that the bad kids have expired from thirst, and ascended to the sublime.

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VV-012/1080P11 INFINITI- "M30"- This is a co-release with 1080p. They put out the cassette. You can download the digital thing via the link to the right.

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VV-013 Russo- "Wild Metals"
Russo (Ari Russo) presents "Wild Metals". This collection sounds like plants and black plastic, the breed of black plastic that Russo found sinisterly inserted into the grid of his childhood. It provided the skin for some of his favorite toys, and it's general resonance was aligned with the women, sports cars,  and architecture that dominated his imagination.
The first track "Zishethe" takes its name from a mid-sleep bedside notebook scrawl. The music leaps off from the incidental sounds created by stacking Pantone-era plastic objects in a room full of geometric art and lucite furniture.
"PM Entertainment" was recorded in the daytime, outdoors. It was refined at night, inside a car, while driving at high speeds. This occurred in Los Angeles.
Guided by a mental image that also serves as a core thematic cue for the record's visual concept, "Black Plants" evokes a tableaux of outmoded black plastic electronics, overgrown and infiltrated with black orchids-  a merging of hardware and plant life.
The final track "Purple Earth" combines a loose homage to Klaus Schulze's "Weird Caravan" with aural impressions of a classic beige Dodge Caravan. An acid rain scare video provided the title.

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VV-014 Publicist- "Outside/Slave" New product from producer/performer/musician Sebastian Thomso, also known as a founding member of post rock pioneers Trans Am and as the drummer of heavy metal innovators Baroness. For Publicist he approaches house music from a darker angle, adding processed vocals and noise to a raw foundation that also takes cues from New Beat, acid house, and Detroit techno.
When performing live Publicist sequences the synths and not the drums, preferring to play an electronically treated drum kit in the middle of the dance floor. This adds an element of sweat, excitement and virtuosity not found in most electronic producer’s live performances.

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TF-001 BLOWBACK: Season One: The Rise of Slippy Jim: Episode 1 & 2(DVD)From TeamFILO, incubatory precursor to most things Valcrond. BLOWBACK was the most resonant early document of the TeamFILO positive-disruption technique. It remains a jarring capture of of their methods at a moment of millenial madness. Disc includes Episode 1 & 2 and the music video for Slippy's late career hit, "Weeny Hotel," the extended cut of the Season One teaser, and more. Watch the trailer HERE.