Saturday, September 27, 2008

ttc 003 Black Eagle Child // oh be joyful - split 1 c30

no one knows why black eagle child sprung
out of his little midwestern nest, but we're all
sure as hell happy he did. cause he came out
spitting out one prolific sound scape after another.

his brilliant side of the tape features guitar,
accordion, road noise and rainstorms. all 3 tracks
are strung together with bliss wire, static and deep
low voice choir drones. a delicate riff arises, repeats.
mimicking itself and branching off into skeletal
sculptures. the sounds sink into the wind wallowing
restlessly, as city buses from the street creep in and
swallow. this is a meditative piece. sitting on the side
of a mountain with kind buds and no-mind. examine.

B side features oh be joyful, who begins an improvised
guitar piece with the sound of the wind sailing over sea
glass, an embrace of the earth and its movement.
recorded in a tent, this first piece reflects the intimacy of
living in that small space. with "ghost ride side car," this
side continues down a bleak path with what sounds like
the rumble of a motorcycle making its way through
a deserted town at night. goosebumps and sightings.
the last track, 'thunder hills chorus,' ends the cycle with
some deep deep bass and a chorus loop resounding,
raw gurgly murk getting spit out of the polluted earth.
beware. hand numbered blue tapes,
housed in blue & green tie-dyed recycled handmade paper-
hand-sewed together. beautiful hand drawn art (drawn by bec,
altered by obj) on gold paper. each unique. $6.


Up Next:
*Derek Rogers - Calculated Messes c32
*field notes zine / field notes that fled comp tape-
featuring music by *-> the end springs, black eagle child,
etherik, rambutan, bill baird, wooden spoon, shira e,
FESTIVAL, chapels, horse gives birth to fly, pony bones,
monks of balhill, howl, derek rogers, cosmic mandoliners,
sing idog, donato epiro, telephone callers, mark bradley,
+some special guests.
* featuring interviews with Blues Control, Foot Village,
Otto Hauser (Espers,Vetiver), FESTIVAL: one midwestern
boys tale of what its like being famous in japan / tour diary:
incredible art by miccam (hgbtf), photo essay by vincent
fribault & "v" of monks of balhill, throuRoof's damaged
photos, nil's (hourglass drops) black & white shots:
poetry & creatures by chris way, lovely poems by c.huffman,
seena ++: music reviews, collages, drawings, and so much
more your mind will implode!! all printed on recycled banana
& lemon paper (100% post consumer waste).

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

first two releases

ttc 001 Shoreline - Features ep

shoreline - features ep

the UK/Italian duo return with 4 handpicked selection of tracks fresh from the swollen seas. their first ep "From Home, Eden & in Between," gained instant recognition for its brilliance, beauty & bold song structures - breaking down the old and new & making it their own. they've been compared to the Incredible String Band, Vashti Bunyan, Iron & Wine...

this "Features EP" is full blown orchestrated folk fever- delicate but bold melodies entangled with seaweed shells & all sounds sublime, exploration of place space and remembrance - rooted deep in tradition and daylight. sitting by the lakes in summer, by the windows in winter, the perfect cup of tea at high noon. drink up. hand-sewed covers using lakta paper. cd-r. Ltd edition of 25! $6/8.

track list:
1: jubletane
2: daybreak
3: seabird
4: without fear

ttc 002 Chapels- dust bells c30
(the circle and the point side project)

chapels - dust bells cs

here we have a curious exploration of mind, matter
and mania. Subtle echoes form mandala like patterns,
while surging electricity collapse their efforts. The opening
track is a meditative distended sit down stay
down, swaying like abandoned swings, grasping
but pushing away, an empty heart, a broken nest. The second
track starts off discreet, sensitive even, and while it keeps itself
refined, it also tears into reality's fabric, stabbing swords
at its purpose, caving in on it's commands. Side B demands
the same attention and diligence. it is cunning chaos and loopy
destruction. impulsive expeditions. it is the reminder of urgency,
the remainder of madness and the recollection of delight. dive in.
hand numbered blue tapes housed in hand-sewed felt pockets
tied together with hemp & some silver bells. comes with sticker
featuring a curious photo from the 30's. ltd ed. of 40. $7/9.

side a:
1: swollen & drifting
2: all my nights are...
side b:
1: haste
2: i don't recall

for ordering info

only a few copies remain of each.

Monday, September 15, 2008


welcome to the tired trails collective information station.
here you will find all sorts of exciting happenings
springing out of the dusty dirt that is the tired trails.
we exist simply out of our love for/obsessions with music, noise,
creation, deconstruction, community and all things green.

stop by regularly to catch up on our releases, take a look at our
recycled/organic hand-home made packaging & art, take a peek
into our lovingly constructed community spun zines full of
photos- poetry- band/musician interviews + so much more,
order some shit, and/or just say hello. we are friendly down
to earth head bangers and noise makers. dig. welcome ya'll.

a few fun facts for familiarity:
*we put a lot of care into each of our releases. they are all made
by hand, one by one, using as much recycled & organic materials and
as little waste as possible. the "waste" that is produced goes right
back to the recycle circle, either becoming part of a later project
by way of us or becoming one of the green products we support
by purchasing. we love supporting small businesses, like those
who practice good ethics and who bring us excellent
renewable products from artists all over the world.
*the collective is anyone who takes part in any of
our random projects. that includes the people you & i don't see
who do the shipping, the shaping, the farming, the love making...
all of their/our sweat is put into the peace pipe.
we smoke it at the end of the day
to give thanks. you are all a part of us simply because
you are. we are all family.
*we value the barter system.
*alliteration will get you everywhere.