back in stock as of
september 13th, 2010
first in stock on
march 15th, 2010
|siltbreeze (usa) #sb 132 ep|
the c&b “1991 pre-shadow ring recordings” seven inch single record
- c-town breeding ground
- kent custer
- cave of ice cats
- father’s dead
|march 2010 release ; first release of this suite of songs recorded by a still-wet-behind-the-ears graham lambkin & darren harris, a couple of years before they’d get their dry leaf discs imprint going ...|
... all of the shadow ring trademarks are there ; barely capable guitar-strangle, wry / observational wordplay (sung through a telephone handset from the sound of things), murky tape-warble, and kitchen-sink percussioneering ... things reach a head of steam with the (kind of unbelievable) near-side-length “cave of ice cats” ; nothing more than a guitar being “unplayed”, then laid to rest ...
highly recommended for the shadow ring / lambkin lifer & the drive-by aphorist alike ...
|siltbreeze press release...|
|c & b, the / s/t|
siltbreeze sb 132 7"
street date: march 16th, 2010
ship date: march 8th, 2010
the c&b is short for cat & bells club, a brief precursor that would soon be transformed into the estimable poetics of the shadow ring. studious fans of the band's releases may recognize this name from the whimsical word search found on the back cover of their 1995 some of us 7-inch. ah, finally; mystery solved & now all the ducks are on the pond.
while early shadow ring managed to fuse equal parts tyrannosaurus rex mystical recitations with throbbing gristle aural idolatry, the c&b seem divinely born out of the sputtering taps of brown ale that flowed freely down the gullets of various first-generation diy shufflers, most notably, 49 americans or door and the window. and while this is just dumb luck, there's no denying a genus, unintentional as it may be. the templates for the ruminative, droll & original wordsmithing not to mention the threadbare musical accompaniment that would soon become the hallmark for the shadow ring sound are now available for the first time ever in a 300-press 7-inch, four-track ep.
original artwork by founding member graham lambkin.