COLOMBO is DOWN
A Do It Youself Thing from comfortableonatightrope on Vimeo.
And but maybe not as down as Irma Vep , who while a hiatus from performing live, have just released two legitimately CLASSIC albums.
CALENDER SNAKES/ A SHIT JIGSAW (GIANT HELL )
is a collection of 12 songs that were not recorded for any other album and over its 40 minutes it runs the gamut from plaintive and sparsely arranged nocturnes to full-on full-band workouts as well as the usual outsider howl.The only constants are the clarity, sincerity and intensity of the playing. It's like This Heat, Palace, Nisennenmondai, Cat Power, Jandek or whoever else used to be your favourite until you heard this. Seriously this is for YOU. You NEED this album. includes a cover of Rollin Hunt's 'The Husband'. The cover art displayed above is one of 100 multi-layered silk-screen prints by Lucy Jones.
GOODBYE 33, HELLO PLASTIC FURNITURE (Icecapades )
Was recorded with the assistance, equipment and expertise of Karl Sveinnson and contains the heaviest and most rocking Irma Vep songs we've had the good fortune to hear. Multi-tracked guitars (one locked in hypnotic grooves, one searing) and propulsive drums, chants and incantations. Another total mindblower.
Cover art by Miriam Avery. Ltd to 50 copies. buy it here.
Also we're down to the last few copies of the first run of 'Dylan's Birthday Present' (on blood red cassettes, cover silkscreened by Lucy Jones emblazoned with Gold Letraset-brand transfers with Lyric Sheet). If you didn't get one yet go here.