Thirteen selections drawn from all corners of the sprawling, loose archive of the LAFMS.
In 1977, tattoo artist and all around fantastic freak Ace Farren Ford (Child Molesters, Smegma, Airway, etc), one of the founding members of the Los Angeles Free Music Society released a various artists compilation album on the LAFMS label called Blorp Esette.
Mr. Ford came up with the concept of an audio magazine which would feature contributions of various members of LAFMS, past and present and would be a way of keeping it active.
Now some 13 years later this idea has become this, the Blorp Esette Gazette, a quarterly annual audio magazine.
This CD volume (six-panel digipack) features contributions by Keith Mitchell (Monitor, Romans, Mazzy Star), Moris Tepper (Captain Beefheart), Kraig Grady, David Cotner, Smegma, Electric Bill Robinson, Michael Intriere & Anna Homler, the Tenses, Dennis Duck, Juan Gomez, the Mystery Band, Frank Bedal, Larry Easter (Linn County) & more, with cover art by Ace Farren Ford and Ju Suk Reet Meate.
The old and the new are combined with aplomb. Tape pieces, guitar trips to outer space, 70s bar rock, acoustic guitar ditties, evil sine waves to hurt your teeth, beautifully stoopid screaming with marimba, a cover of 'Wooly Bully', and much more.
This is meant to be the start of a series of releases—an 'audio magazine' as Ford calls it, so keep an eye out for future volumes
1 –/ / / The Lowest Form B.E.G.Of Music
2 –The Hubcap Project Name Of The Game
3 –Michael Intriere, Anna Homler Voyage
4 –Ace Farren Ford Radio 1
5 –The Electric Bill Trio* The Wall
6 –Ilya Monosav* For Well-Treated Trumpet
7 –Frank Bedal Voices
8 –The Impressionists Mez Peru
9 –Aquifer Little Big Horn
10 –Moris Tepper*, Michael Tempo Sandspiders
11 –Larry Easter New Hole Ney
12 –Smegma Desert Land (I See A Woman's Face In Every Foreign Place)
13 –Keith Mitchell (3) No Access
14 –The Tenses 4* For Aaron Dilloway (Live At Valentine's)
15 –Thread Good Night For Taunt
16 –The Mystery Band, King John Fisher Willie Bowman (Wooly Bully)
17 –The Eagle Rock Free Music Ensemble Bang Your Head