Artist: Rural Carrier & Salad
Title: Rural Carrier Salad Split
Release #: MIF337
Release Date: 10/17/2016
Artist: Norma Desmond/C. Scott and the Beltones
Title: Optimysticism Split
Release #: MIF294
Release Date: 03/31/2015
01. Ed Gein Part 2 - Norma Desmond
02. Slugs - Norma Desmond
03. Tryptofantasy - C. Scott and the Beltones/Norma Desmond
04. Slaughter Day Parade - C. Scott and the Beltones/Norma Desmond
05. Snot Rocketeer - C. Scott and the Beltones/Norma Desmond
06. Seldom Seen Times - C. Scott and the Beltones/Norma Desmond
07. Tall Tell-All - C. Scott and the Beltones/Norma Desmond
08. Each Additional Minute - C. Scott and the Beltones
09. Roach Motel Mine as Well - C. Scott and the Beltones
Tracks 1 and 2 written and recorded by Norma Desmond.
Tracks 3 and 4 written by Christopher S. Bell and Nick Rys, recorded live late November 2014.
Tracks 5 - 7 written by Christopher S. Bell and Nick Rys, recorded live late December 2014.
Tracks 8 and 9 written and recorded by C. Scott and the Beltones.
Artwork by Norma Desmond.
Artist: Alchemeleon & Tales From the Trip
Title: Solemn Somnolence
Release #: MIF237
Release Date: 09/21/2012
1. Formal and dignified.
2. Not cheerful or smiling; serious.
1. sleepiness; drowsimess.
2. a tendency to cause sleep.
An epic journey of a composition, this atmospheric electronic musical excursion combines retro analog synthesizers and modern day signal processing to invoke the creeping atmosphere of a John Carpenter movie or the satanic version of a meditative new age meditation cassette tape. Influences range from Oneohtrix Point Never and Casino vs. Japan to Esbjorn Svennson and Ryuichi Sakamoto.
An improvised piece recorded in one 45-minute session by two Athens, OH-based electronic musicians: Alchemeleon (Kimball Challenger & Ibanez AD202) and Tales From the Trip (Sequential Prophet VS & Korg Microkorg).
The original audio was then mixed by Alchemeleon into the final piece presented here. More to come from this collab.
Alchemeleon is Chris Lee
Tales From the Trip is Todd Hochradel
Cover art by Jacob Koestler
Artist: Emmett and Mary / The Sunflower Spectacle
Title: Ghost Food
Release #: MIF072
Format: Casette Tape (Out of print) / Digital
Side A: [MP3]
01. Ghost Lands
02. I'm a Ghost... No, I'm a Monster?
Side B: [MP3]
03. Falling Into Dreams (Live)
Chris Kupchella, Kevin Horvath, Brandon Locher, Chris Bell, Cory Shoff, Brandon Shreve, Derek Gresh, Justin Gurick, Dallas Zimmerman, Matt Miller, Alan Horvath, and a ghost.
John Cage, Henery Vaughn, and Steve Irwin.
Artist: Drought / Lung Rip
Title: Uh Long Drug Trip
Release #: MIF028
Format: CD (Out of print) / Digital
01. Don't You Fucking Look at Me [MP3]
02. HPV [MP3]
03. Drought Rip [MP3]
04. Were Pellet [MP3]
05. Name Taker [MP3]
WE WERE GOING TO RECORD THIS AFTER A PARTY BUT NICK GOT DRUNK AND PACED AND BRANDON'S MIXER BROKE. THAT WAS IN RALPHTON. THEN THE ACCELERATOR STUCK IN THE LR VAN AND JACOB AND SHAWLEY ALMOST DIED. DUTCH GOT SICK AWHILE AGO AND ALMOST DIED, TOO. DANE TAPED THIS AT DROUGHT'S PLACE IN PITTSBURGH. HE PICKED UP IAN FROM LIL' HOT DOG'S. DEVON STOOD IN THE CORNER AND RECORDED INCRIMINATING CONVERSATIONS. WE DID IT WITH A LOT OF BORROWED EQUIPMENT. THE ALBUM, I MEAN. THEN STEVE DROVE A BUNCH OF US BACK TO JOHNSTOWN BECAUSE HE'S GOOD LIKE THAT. MIKE WAS LOUD AND LAUGHING THE WHOLE WAY BACK AND KEPT SAYING 'IT PROBABLY SHOULDN'T HAVE HAPPENED. THIS THING SHOULDN'T BE HERE RIGHT NOW. YOU SHOULDN'T BE LISTENING TO IT. NONSENSE. TWO OF US SHOULD HAVE BEEN TOO BUSY WRITING POEMS. TWO OF US SHOULD HAVE BEEN TOO BUSY WATCHING FOOTBALL. TWO OF US SHOULD HAVE BEEN TOO BUSY CHASING GOOD-LOOKING GIRLS (NO.) TWO OF US SHOULD HAVE BEEN BUSY BEING DEAD, DEAD FOR CHRISTSAKES. BUT AFTER TWO ATTEMPTS, AND AFTER TWO DAYS, IT'S HERE. SOMEHOW. GLORY BE.'