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... thanks for everyone's patience during the move !!! while it did take about a week longer than scheduled to get even the most basic elements of mms up & running again (i.e. records back on the shelves [in order !!!] ; packing & shipping bench upright & operational) we can safely say that things are finally getting back to normal around here ...

... we're just about caught up with invoicing & shipping orders placed during our closure & we've started opening up the dozens of boxes of new titles that arrived in our absence, updating the site here to show all of the new arrival & restock activities over the past few weeks (scanner & stereo are still boxed up, so full workups are still pending) ...

... as a token of appreciation to everyone that helped us out by placing a "closeout" order in the days leading up to the move (and due to a number of requests for more time to properly investigate / strategize a more thorough sweep of the dwindling list of titles on offer) i've extended the exhaustive "closeoupacolypse" one final time until the end of the spring ; this should afford everyone the proper resources to make their final selections ...
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 some odd pilot 
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the tobacconistsocean drama” compact disc-recordable

  • ocean drama (28:08)
2011 release ; ... a honey of a single, half-hour sea-sick dirge from kapotte muziek’s frans de waard & idea fire company’s scott foust ...
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ocean drama
the tobacconists

in april 2009,  scott foust (idea fire company, xx committee, tart, and the swill radio label) was invited to screen his feature length movie here’s to love in europe, as well as staging his the four accomplishments performance.  the trip to europe also gave him the opportunity to join musical hands with frans de waard (beequeen, freiband, shifts, kapotte muziek), who had been on tour with idea fire company in 2005, resulting in the ifco album vital. as both scott and frans are heavy smokers, they settled upon the tobacconists as the name for their collaborative musical venture (ashtray temple was considered, then rejected).

scott and frans got to work in the extrapool studio, composing six pieces using a small keyboard, an echo machine, a radio, some pre-recorded tapes, a laptop, and some contact microphones. then, they took the road to perform in the netherlands, germany, belgium and the uk. at the end of their tour, they spent a week conducting proper studio recordings of all six pieces plus a seventh,  ’the dark secrets of dr. perati’, which was released as a 7 by plinkity plonk / swill radio. the six pieces will be released in 2011 as an lpsmoking is green, by hanson records / swill radio.

one piece from the forthcoming record, ocean drama, was deemed suitable for an extensive rework using the entire principle recording, made by foust on a boat. this extended version of ocean drama, now available as a stand-alone album from songs from under the floorboards, is more spacious, giving room to each individual sound with a great sense of the drama.  it is the most radiophonic piece that the tobacconists have created so far.

catalog no: floor8
format: cdr
edition: 100

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michael bullockmild disappearances” compact disc-recordable

  • first disappearance (1) (14:42)
  • first disappearance (2) (1:35)
  • first disappearance (3) (2:43)
  • first disappearance (4) (4:33)
  • second disappearance (23:17)
2011 release ; ... excellent, crunchy bass & “crackedelectronic pieces from mike bullock, recorded in a combination of live-board & in-situ fidelities ...
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mild disappearances
mike bullock

i have known bassist/video artist/composer mike bullock for about as long as i’ve known anyone outside of my own family, and have always witnessed his restlessly energetic explorations with amazement. the guy just doesn’t sit still! in 1998, he was 1/3 of fetish, a confrontational anti-jazz trio with david gross and tatsuya nakatani that managed to frustrate and alienate just about everyone within earshot. they were one of my favorite bands. after fetish parted ways, bullock embraced absurd theatricality, performing entire concerts where he lifted his contrabass over his head and let it feed back brutally. mike’s duo with vic rawlings resulted in fabulously baffling performances of rewired electronics, unstable feedback, and provocatively awkward pauses. subsequent years saw mike embracing video art, computer music, and large group improvisation as part of the bsc (with rawlingsbhob rainey, greg kelley, and more). like i said, the guy is in constant motion.

mike’s latest work pushes the bass even further to the background, though traces of vibrating strings remain. his new albummild disappearances, finds bullock wrestling with analog and digital synthesis for five slabs of grimy, subterranean rumble.

catalog no: floor7
format: cdr
edition: 100

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howard stelzer / jason talbotrecent work” compact disc-recordable

  • cashier
  • adminstrative assistant
  • bookstore employee (fired)
  • pizza maker
  • temp
  • record store clerk
  • textbook editor
june 2010 release ; new version of this former rrrecords title, issued to coincide with the duo’s first appearance (on stage, even in the same room) in a good 6/7 years at the axiom space in jamaica plain...

recorded in their heyday at mike shiflet’s storied avantronics festival, the dense, jump-cut interactions go from warbling, iterative scrape to full-on “harshnoise grapping at the drop of a hat ... always thought these guys were an under-rated act, this “historicalset should set the record straight ...
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floor6 stelzer & talbot recent work cdr

edition of 100 copies

a reissue of stelzer & talbot‘s album from 2002, recent work was originally published by rrrecords for the occasion of their tour with emil beaulieau and sudden infant. to celebrate the occasion of the duos reunion show in june 2010, their first performance in at least five years, it’s available again with a redesigned cover and new art by mike hale. fast-paced tape and turntable action, executed live at mike shiflet’s avantronics festival in columbus oh.

first edition of 100 pro-duplicated cdrs in jewel case with full-color artwork.

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vic rawlings / howard stelzerby my side; i am yours” compact disc-recordable

  • ... (14:13)
  • the free (6:18)
  • meeting at cover (5:12)
  • breaking cover (2:15)
  • in full cry (i am your's) (15:08)
  • the death (7:50)
april 2010 release ; “studio compositions” from inarguably the greater boston area’s finest modified cello & cassette tape duo, as recorded a few years back by jesse kudler down in jamaica plain ...

having known & having seen these guys individually on the regular for a good decade+, but never having them in this formation, the music here is something of a surprise ; it’s neither vic’s austere minimalism punctuated with high bursts of sine-stone static, nor howie’s relentlessly churning tape-warble ... but in fact a more turn-based music, with each dovetailing through sequences of their respective sounds at a “composerlypace ... very nice stuff, and a great recording (i.e. a blend of the duo’s electronic tones & the actual acoustic presence of their instruments push-button interfaces) ...
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floor3 vic rawlings & howard stelzer by my side; i am your’scdr

edition of 100 copies

this oddly punctuated album of studio compositions for modified cello, open-circuit electronics, cassette tapes, and other detritus was retrieved from intransitive’s climate-controlled vaults after carefully aging for more than six years. by my side came about at a time when vic rawlings and i were performing lots of duo concerts, and felt that we were pushing ourselves into some strange, exciting territory. we decided to capture what we were doing in a real studio, rather than simply record concerts in situ as best as we could… which at the time, would probably have meant putting one stereo mic in the room and hoping for the best. two days of improvisations in jesse kudler’s attic studio were sculpted and massaged over several intense days until this album emerged. and then… nothing happened. we’re not sure why. the subject of publishing this album would come up every now and then. every time i listened back to the music, i’d think, hm, this is pretty weird stuff. i should put it out. years later, the rapid fluctuations between narrative tease, passages of high-velocity throttle, and grotesque emptiness seem just as fresh and bafflingly exciting to us as they did when we recorded them.


rawlings and stelzer are two members of the large ensemble the bsc, along with their compatriots nmperign, mike bullock, chris cooper (fat worm of error, angst hase pfeffer nase), james coleman, and liz tonne. when he isn’t teaching rock guitar to kids in the suburbs, rawlings builds electronic instruments, makes a mess of a perfectly nice cello, and performs in the groups n.r.a. (with ricardo aria and tatsuya nakatani) and mawja (with mazen kerbaj and mike bullock). stelzer is tired of writing about himself in the third person, so today he won’t do it.

first edition of 100 pro-duplicated cdrs in jewel case with full-color artwork. design by justin myers (tone filth).

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brumedraft of confusion” compact disc-recordable

  • draft of confusion (63:54)
april 2010 release ; first (available ; apparently there’s a kyle bobby dunn title numerically preceding this one that’s yet to become tangible/available) disc on howard stelzer & ashley payne’s intransitive sub-label songs from under the floorboards ... these all come as factory-sealed jewel-case housed discs (recordables, yes, but pro-duped & printed/stickered with some very nice-looking designs) with proper booklets & tray-cards ... essentially the same spec as intransitive, albeit with a less homogenous sensibility / “look(thanks to tone filth’s justin meyers) ...

here, over 60+ minutes, legendary french sound-artist christian renou takes us on a “cinema pour l’oreille” -lineage journey, full of twisting, oxygen-free landscapes, on par with the best contemporary musique concrète ...
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floor2 brume draft of confusion cdr

edition of 100 copies

a vital force within the international cassette-culture noise underground of the 1980s, the formidably prolific french composer christian renou / brume has been honing his furiously fractured outsider-musique-concrete for more than 30 years now. his latest, draft of confusion, is a stereo distillation of a disorienting piece for tapes, bowed cymbals, percolating synthesizer, and mangled voices that was originally presented as a multi-channel installation in portland, or in 2008. the subtly malevolent music starts out as a slowly expanding deep-space drone, churning uneasily and winding back in on itself until the whole thing dissipates into a haze of analog vapor.

first edition of 100 pro-duplicated cdrs in jewel case with full-color artwork. design by justin myers (tone filth).

out now on songs from under the floorboards, a division of intransitive recordings.

previous record label:
 some odd pilot 
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