Friday, July 31, 2015

MV & EE
alpine frequency
(child of microtones C.O.M. 44 2015)



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sweet C.O.M. deluxe gatefold cd edition of our "ALPINE FREQUENCY" double LP jammer released via feeding tube records. a COMmunal golden road zone out colliding with the nu-clear duo exchange featuring prime buds P.G. Six & Marc "spanish wolfman" Wolf from the TOWER RECORDINGS and bevy of special guest heads: Pete Nolan (Spectre Folk/Magik Markers), Mike "Muskox" Smith, Mick Flower (Vibracathedral Orchestra), Rafi Bookstaber (Von Himmel, Mendocino), Paulie G (Von Himmel, Aswara), Carson "smokehound" Arnold, Adam Langellotti (Sore Eros/Home Comfort), Chris Livengood (Visitations/Video Nasties), Jeremy Earl (Woods, Meneguar, High Lodge), Doc Dunn!  

manufactured by hand in vermont with "tip on" sleeves mounted on custom heavy card jackets, hand bound with mini LP inner sleeve, stamping, quality bags, love, etc...

feel the music, feel the gravitational pull. no one takes you there like MV & EE on Child Of Microtones, often copied -> never duplicated. quality jams since 1999 and before/after prehistoric future. don't be duped, ride pure land. this is C.O.M. 44!



"Matt Valentine and Erika Elder have been cutting new synaptic pathways through brainic underbrush since before most people became capable of breathing air. That said, their albums (many of which are CDR only issues on their own Child Of Microtones imprint) often have a specific delirious blueprint, designed to shift only a certain batch of molecules and/or air into forms that translate into music. Such is not the case with Alpine Frequency. This lazily explorative 2LP set was sewn into a whole from various tattered swathes of sound, pieced together like the jeans Neil Young wore on the cover of After the Goldrush.
A Spectrasound production, AF includes appearances by a vast array of MVEE enablers of all known periods — PG Six, Mick Flower, Rafi Bookstaber, Jeremy Earl, Doc Dunn, Spanish Wolfman, and many others emerge from time to time, making sure the water is just right. And it is. Like a very good Dead set, the music here moves from overtly abstraction to melodic focus and back like the tracking shots Monte Hellman used in the film version of Charles Willeford’s Cockfighter. But unlike the Allman Bros. (who were extras in the crowd scenes at Hellman’s staged cock fights), MV&EE don’t do anything to placate the squares. Their trip is as deep, dark and flowing as a bushel of burning VT weed. Their music sucks you into its vortex (if it allows you in, of course) and then just carries your ass right through to the finish line. All you have to do is get up now and then to change the records.
This here outfit (in all its many guises) has put out a lot of great music, but Alpine Frequency feels like a real achievement — a shorthand essay about all that has gone before it. A beautiful capsulization, ready to float onto your ear’s tongue, to melt once and for all. Dig it."
-Byron Coley 2015

digital download available on our midheaven/revolver trail ->
blaze here

peace ∞




Wednesday, July 15, 2015

UPCOMING SHOWS

various alpine summer happenings

sunday july 26th - MATT VALENTINE SOLO @ john doe jr records greenfield, MA
(with herbcraft/jovoantes/the forgotten jam)

saturday august 22nd - MV & EE @ LODGE festival riedlbauer's resort, round top, NY
(with herbcraft/pigeons/p.g. six/rhyton)

sat sept 5th - MV & EE @ future festival brattleboro, VT

monday sept 7th MV/MOLONEY DUO @ 13th floor music lounge florence, MA
(with little wings/weyes blood)

wednesday sept 9th MATT VALENTINE SOLO @ the brick house turners falls, MA
(with nathan salsburg & joan shelley/sunburned)

nu MV & EE "alpine frequency" double LP 


$25 plus shipping


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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

MATT VALENTINE - MIDDEN MOUND HANDMADE ART EDITION DOUBLE LP

numbered edition of 20
handmade/handbound/screenprinted/handpainted/handstamped unique alternate covers
slightly different mastering/plating advance pressing









while supplies last
we only have a few of these left for sale...

$99 shipped in the USA

SOLD OUT!

*** NOT JUST A CLASSIC RECORDING BUT AN INVESTMENT ***

Thursday, May 14, 2015

NOW SHIPPING MATT VALENTINE "MIDDEN MOUND" DELUXE LIMITED CD



Massive, expansive new Matt ‘MV’ Valentine double album “Midden Mound”. Featuring a host of guest performers, including P.G. Six, Marc "spanish wolfman" Wolf (old Tower Recordings buds and beyond), Erika Elder, Ruth Garbus (Feathers) / Mike "muskox" Smith / Carson Arnold (MV & EE alumnus) / Mick Flower (Vibracathedral Orchestra) / Jeremy Earl (Woods/Woodsist) / Zuma / J Mascis. An 11-track combination of sprawling jams (including the incredible Rudy Rucker inspired “Freeware”) and beautiful songs spread across 70+ minutes. A truly wondrous, sun-blinded, summer stoner record that throws its sandals in the duffel bag, lets the sand slip through its toes and tramps off in the direction of a mirage of a gigantic effigy of Ganesh.

DELUXE HANDMADE/HANDBOUND CD in mini gatefold "tip on style" jacket with old skool paste on printed inner sleeve, stamped cd -> all packaged in a hi-fi japanese mini LP polysleeve.

limited edition of 99 copies

THIS IS C.O.M. 43!

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digital download available via C.O.M./midheaven HERE

preorder UK double LP from Golden Lab Records HERE

super limited cassette
joint CHILD OF MICROTONES / CONEY ISLAND AUDIO release
hi-fi duplication/pro printed tape shells/8 panel two sided insert...sweet vintage/future vibe
$16 shipped in the USA

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TOUR DATES:

05/28/15 - BRATTLEBORO, VT future (FIELDWIRE SESSION) 
with BILL NACE / DREDD FOOLE / CRAW (byron coley/ted lee/matt krefting trio)
05/30/15 - FLORENCE, MA 13th floor lounge
with METAL MOUNTAINS, PETE NOLAN, SORE EROS
05/31/15 - ALBANY, NY low beat 
with WOVOKA / FOSSILS FROM THE SUN
06/01/15 - BUFFALO, NY mohawk with VALKWITCH NEHILL DUO / BACZKOWSKI PADMANABHA BRILL TRIO / MOM SAID NO
06/02/15 - WATERLOO, ON starlight with J MASCIS
06/03/15 - TORONTO, ON lee's palace with J MASCIS
06/04/15 - OTTAWA, ON ritual with J MASCIS
06/05/15 - MONTREAL, QC la sala rossa with J MASCIS (suoni per il popolo fest)
06/14/15 - PETERBOROUGH, NH THE THING IN THE SPRING
with MICHAEL HURLEY / ELISA AMBROGIO

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

MATT "MV" VALENTINE MIDDEN MOUND SOLO TOUR

new double LP available digitally here:  


stay tuned for deluxe cd on C.O.M. 
and vinyl from GOLDEN LAB RECORDS


MIDDEN MOUND road trip

05/28/15 - BRATTLEBORO, VT future (FIELDWIRE SESSION)
with Bill Nace / Dredd Foole / Craw (byron coley/ted lee/matt krefting trio)
05/30/15 - FLORENCE, MA 13th floor lounge with Metal Mountains / Pete Nolan / Sore Eros
05/31/15 - ALBANY, NY low beat with Wovoka / Fossils From The Sun
06/01/15 - BUFFALO, NY mohawk with Valkwitch-Nehill Duo / Chase Huglin / Baczkowski-Padmanabha-Brill Trio
06/02/15 - WATERLOO, ON starlight with J mascis
06/03/15 - TORONTO, ON lee's palace with J mascis
06/04/15 - OTTAWA, ON ritual with J mascis
06/05/15 - MONTREAL, QC la sala rossa with J mascis (suoni per il popolo festival)

06/06/15 - sitting in on bass with HEAVY BLANKET
06/14/15 - PETERBOROUGH, NH THE THING IN THE SPRING
                 with Michael Hurley & Elisa Ambrogio

Saturday, March 21, 2015

3 NEW HEROINES sweet archive & NOW

howdy folks,
here we have some sweet spot recordings and a beautiful representation of what a HEROINE "is" and where we are at. two of our most recent shows and an archival stomper from the DRONE TRAILER era as a quartet with percussionists/vibers rafi bookstaber and jeremy earl. know this -> there we were one night only MV & EE with THE GOLDEN WOODSTABBER, it's a groover and a gas. it hints at elements from ground zero trad gras colliding with the "happenings" of the tower recordings. this "seated boogie (way huge)" show in the wayback machine of 2009 was with kurt vile and spectre folk and our most recent return to new haven was also with spectre folk. the C.O.M. ouroboros in the continuum, continuity. don't be stymied folks…connect the neurons. nobody takes you there like a heroine.




$21 plus shipping nice price for all three

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