May 20, 2009

Athens Experimental Music Festival 2009 - GD031

Download: Pt. 1, Pt. 2, Pt. 3


Day 1: May 15th, 2009 at The Crystal Castle

1) Matt Emmons
2) Nyodene D
3) Interstates (Etc.)
4) Submarine Spaceship
5) Bobb Hatt Attack
6) Mr. Leg
7) Ginger Fetus
8) Donner Party Dinner Party
9) Do Chimps Battle? (set recording was's a rip of of their s/t c-20)
10) Sword Heaven

Day 2: May 16th, 2009 at The (Bruce) Manor

1) Vivi C. Diem
2) Programs.
3) Hollow Bones
4) Teeth Collection
5) Kid Panda Hands
6) Andrew Kirschner
7) Robert Turman
8) David Russell & Wyatt Howland Duo
9) Realicide
10) Wasteland Jazz Unit & Ryan Jewell

11) BONUS: Ohioan

Grundale Records is proud to present the first ever Athens Experimental Music Festival Live Compilation. This recording compiles over 5 hours of music from local and national acts who participated in the first ever Athens Experimental Music Festival (AEMfest) in Athens, Ohio. AEMfest is a not-for-profit event presented by The Action Committee, and Grundale Records. We hope this is the first of many live AEMfest compilations to be presented by Grundale Records.

Apologies for varying levels of recording qualities...not all bands could be recorded out of the soundboard.

All bands retain the copyright to their work. All recordings used with permission.

Support your local DIY community!

May 10, 2009

Bobb Hatt Attack - Llive Wworks 2008-2009 (GD030)


1) Untitled (ARTS/West - 4/23/09)
2) Untitled (Brown Town - 1/6/09)
3) Untitled (Crystal Castle - 4/11/09)

Bobb Hatt Attack is the noise / free jazz / performance art project of Bobb Hatt from Athens. Bobb's sets use tape loops, overblown saxophone, microphone feedback, effects, found objects, percussion and partial nudity and combine them all into a swirling miasma of disgusting skronk and ear-splitting tones. Possibly the best context to see Bobb is live, where his sets carry quite the visual impact as well. It gives me great pleasure that Bobb, a stunning performer and good friend, has made it possible to make this album the 30th release on Grundale Records. Snag this now. Album art is by Aaron Vilk. Photo of Bobb by Brandon Greter.

Sly and the Family Stallone - Estan Mas Que Nueva Mil (GD029)


1) Adjacent Sofas
2) For Will.

Sly and The Family Stallone is the noise project of Cameron Dutton and Kyle Rieve, two high school seniors from Hilliard, Ohio, that creates fuzzed-out sound collages using synths and looped samples. Unless they have self-released material, this is their debut release. Give them a spin. It's pretty cool. Album art by Aaron Vilk

Run_Coward - Crystal Castle Dream Playset (GD028)


1) No. 2: Gameboy Boogaloo
2) Atari March
3) Gameboy Camera Broke Down
4) Dino Ridin'
5) Prozac (10mg Version)
6) Atari Walkover
7) Shy Varla, Shy Bacon
8) Flip Switches, Get Crazy
9) A Cat Named Convoy
10) Up, Down, Up, Down Demo
11) Chipheadbanger's Ball
12) Chantilly Lace (With All Apologies to the Big Bopper)

Run_Coward is the chiptunes project of Jason Wright of Athens, Ohio, that utilizes video game consoles such as Gameboys, Atari 2600 and a Commodore 64, and combines it with Jason's odd sense of humor to create quirky electronica. This release is a live recording taken from his set at the Crystal Castle on Friday, February 13th, 2009. Album artwork by Katie Baadke.