The K Mail Order Dept. is offering up a special Phono Safari 5 Pak: Noisy Pop Rockin’ Debuts, put together by Calvin Johnson of first albums (on LP!) by artists important in the world of K and Olympia Underground sounds. The guitars are spinning, rock’n'roll is winning; the noisy pop rockin’ here is likened to being shot from a cannon into the stratosphere, some of the premiere on-the-edge-of-your-teeth underground bands we’ve had the honor to work with at K!
You receive all five long-playing phonograph records for the reasonable price of $50.00:
- Desolation Wilderness White Light Strobing [KLP198]
- White Light Strobing [KLP198] is the debut album of the band Desolation Wilderness. Recorded in the dark winter months, there is a beauty hidden there, too. Sound waves transmuted through archaic vacuum tubes and dusty transistors, magnetized on to a playable medium. A rush of air pressure, a few more charged ions here and there. Somehow, out of chaos comes order, a record of an event at a specific time and place. White Light Strobing. Strobing, like what movies do, or sunlight, or even sound: More than meets the eye. White Light Strobing contains songs straight from the wide awake dream world about simple things (love, escape, the open road) which transform before your ears into something else entirely.
- D+ D+ LP [KLP072]
- Bret Lunsford‘s post-Beat Happening musical life took shape with the Anacortes-centric combo D+, featuring a young Karl Blau and even younger Phil Elverum. Read more about D+ in the all-Elverum issue of the F.I.B. fanzine, #12.
- Wandering Lucy Leap Year LP [KLP053]
- Eccentric Canadian singer of guitar and drum machine songs Lindi Coyne lands in Olympia and recruits Brian Sparhawk (Fitz of Depression) and Fred Armisen (Trenchmouth) to record this unusual dream state of noisy pop rockin’ at the basement Dub Narcotic Studio with Calvin Johnson.
- Jeremy Jay A Place Where We Could Go LP [KLP187]
- The reduction of pop music to it’s core attributes of the catchy and the delightful, with a smattering of the fantastic mixed in, and an urbane sense of color and good taste: this is the reputation that Jeremy Jay has earned after releasing several 45s and albums on K. His debut album A Place Where We Could Go [KLP187] was awaited with bated breath, the initial installment in Jeremy‘s rapidly growing oeuvre stamped throughout with his trademark infectious dance pop anthems and the introverted, fantasy-laden elements of his inner psyche. A simply ravishing combination equally at home on either the dance floor or AM radio. Recorded by Calvin Johnson at Dub Narcotic Studio, Olympia, Washington.
- Tender Trap Film Molecules LP [KLP126]