NEWEST

FTAM-059/MaxCorp-006
c20
Peter J. Woods and Kingston Family Singers
Summer Tour 2k14

Split tape commemorating the tour between KFS and PJW. Side A finds KFS in his weirdest zone yet,mixing field recordings and old schoolminimal electronics to create an inviting yet uncomfortable atmosphere. PJW gets heavy on the drones before breaking into a full on PE assault.

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FTAM-035/HWC-042
LP
Peter J. Woods
Impure Gold Pt. I

High pitched sine waves collide as static blasts arrive unnanounced and unsettling texts boils in the background, creating an overwhelming sense of tension and immobility. Impure Gold, Pt. I represents the first of two albums featuing a collection of works revolving around hidden truths we never want to face. One part of a a project that will stretch over three years and include theatre, film, photography and live/recorded music. Released in conjunction with HeWhoCorrupts Inc.



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Digital version available here

FTAM-041
c19
Phoned Nil Trio
Milwaukee Architecture: Vol. IV

The next installment in the increasingly weird Milwaukee Architecture series from Phoned Nil Trio. Low throbs, distant voices discussing meet ups at Applebees, and the every present repetitive tape loops that lodge themselves firmly in your head.


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Digital version available here

FTAM-053
c41
Amanda Schoofs and Peter J. Woods
Early Works

A newly recorded collaboration of two very different Milwaukee free-improvisers. Schoofs utilizes operatic and experimental vocal techniques while Woods focuses on industrial percusion, turn tables and electronics to create a highly minimalistic and intriguing debut.


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Digital version available here

FTAM-054
c32
Bridges of Königsberg
Fortifications

The trio of David Collins, Chris Burns and Peter J. Woods getting weird in both the digital and analogue realms. Swaths of sound stutter into the stereo field while slow drones build in the distance. A keen sense of texture tie all four pieces together.


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Digital version available here

FTAM-055
c10
xALLxFORxTHISx
This Is The Disease You Chose

Vile hatred from the xAxFxTx crew, focusing on the internet rumors surrounding Amy Winhouse's death. Heavy, rhythmic PE with Woods' signature vocals crashing over the top.


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Digital version available here

FTAM-056
c5
xALLxFORxTHISx
Bath Salts b/w Spice

A short burst of high end destruction from xAxFxTx. Easily the grossest sounding recording from the group, taking on a more lofi approach. Not for the faint of anything.


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Digital version available here

FTAM-057
c12
LOT
Have you experienced ultimate power? Have you wrapped your tiny fingers around the wheel?

Power electronics performed by two used car salesmen who only want to see you behind the wheel of that car. High end, feedback heavy fury about experiencing the power of the NIssan Altima and living for the deal. You aren't just here to look. You never are.


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Digital version available here

FTAM-058
c16
Peter J Woods Free Jazz Ensemble
The Foreman. The Woman. The Widow. The Beast.

More of the highly dynamic free jazz from this Milwaukee collective, but this time with a second drummer filling out the sound.


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Digital version available here

THE ENTIRE BATCH!!!!

Every single release listed above, with probably an extra random goody or two thrown in from below. On a scale of one to rad, it's a pretty good deal that I recommend taking advantage of.


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MUSIC >

FTAM-052
c20
Being
Ghosts of Reality

If you don't know the work of Being, the moniker of Dayton OH's Luke Tandy, then your missing out on one of the most consistently incredible and meticulously crafted harsh noise acts in the world. Pure sonic worship that pulls apart every single crackle and roar in order to reassemble the mayhem into the most abrasively beautiful mass one can find. Ghost of Reality hits like a sack of door knobs and doesn't back down until its over, bludgeoning with swells and walls of distorted glory. A truly devastating listening experience.



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FTAM-051
c40
Peter J Woods Free Jazz Ensemble
My Head was a Sledgehammer
Highly dynamic but always energized free jazz from this Milwaukee ensemble. Quiet textures rest alongside blaring, Brötzmann-esque explosions. Recorded during the same session as the “Unpublished Studies in Adulthood” tape, also on FTAM. Featuring members of Mildew, This Specific Dream and Castle Broadway.

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FTAM-050
Single Sided c36
Plagues
Virgin Death
Influenced heavily by Prurient’s seminal LP History of Aids, Virgin Death explores the nature of suicide through a collection of howled lyrics pulled from celebrity suicide notes over a series of harsh power electronics blasts. At turns heavy and ear piercing, but always devastating.


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FTAM-049
c20
Hostage Pageant
Punishment Repetition
Without question one of the best harsh noise acts in the US, Hostage Pageant adds to an already incredible discography with another flawless release. Churning low-end rumbles collide with sporadic high-end squalls, cut up and blasted sporadically across the stereo field, creating an immensely disorienting experience. HP’s flawless composition truly comes to the forefront on this release, creating a singular identity within a genre that too often gets panned for being overly repetitive.

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FTAM-048
c62
Dr Rhomboid Goatcabin
Slunt Vape

Over the past few years, Dr Rhomboid Goatcabin has quickly become One of the Midwest’s best kept secrets, a sentiment that anyone who has seen the man live, whether he’s obliterating a toilet or playing a prepared ladder, can attest to. Slunt Vape finds the good doctor at his droney best. Heavy, low end hums lay the foundation for curious scrapes and confusing blips that build and sway over the course of this long, but always engaging, release.
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FTAM-047
c10
Climax Denial
Tantra I
The return of Milwaukee’s king of all things filthy after a three year hiatus. While the time off has not lessened the artist’s possessed nature, Tantra I finds Climax Denial in a more spiritual mood, exploring the mystical side of his submissive fantasies by invoking astrological powers and satanic guidance with his signature vocal prowess over a filthy bed of blown out synths. Climax Denial’s work exists solely for the truly obsessed. You have been warned.

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FTAM-046
c16
Invertabit
Bug Powder Junkie

One side of distorted degredation and one of psyche-infused drones. A short tape covering the entire industrial gamut. All created from manipulated insect samples.

 


 

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FTAM-045
c12
Citizen 2-13
A Violent Means Til the End

Straight ahead, No Holds Barred harsh noise from this Milwaukee resident. Hold and destroyed samples. Walls of crushing distortion. Nothing else needs to be said.

 

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FTAM-044
c15
Peter J Woods Free Jazz Ensemble
Unpublished Studies in Adulthood

Raucous blasts of free jazz fury paired with quiet meanderings and low hanging field recordings. Ramped it up and let it crash back down.


 

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FTAM-043
c18
Peter J Woods
On Boredom

More acts of noise/theatre determination. A side sputters through cut up blasts and low end drones before falling into test tones and electroacoustic atmospheres. B side is full on sine wave/wall blast terror.


 

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FTAM-040
c10
Phoned Nil Trio
Milwaukee Architecture: Vol III

The third installment in PNT’s five part tribute to the architecture of Milwaukee, this time honoring the best in Milwaukee murals. Aurally, the group presents two slabs of bizarre goodness, collaging together field recordings, tape hiss, synth bleeps and quiet industrial percussion textures reminiscent of Dilloway and Crank Sturgeon on a calm day (if he has those). A perfect way to honor doves who are struck by lightning while giving olive branches to eagles and cars that exist in both the second and third dimension.

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FTAM-039
c19
Phoned Nil Trio
Milwaukee Architecture: Vol. 2

Part II of PNT's love letter to the amazing architecture found in Milwaukee. In this edition, we honor McCormick Hall and the Riverview Senior Citizens Village with harsh blasts and atmospheric waves.

 

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FTAM-038
c20
Phoned Nil Trio
Milwaukee Architecture: Vol. 1

PNT's love letter to the amazing architecture found in Milwaukee. In this edition, we honor the Howard Ave. Water Purification Plant and the North Shore Pumping Station with murky drones and weird synths.

 

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FTAM-036
Single Sided c26
An Extremely Loud Silence
Rockaby

A noise adaptation of the Samuel Beckett play "Rockaby." Heavy drones slowly die as the actor on stage takes their last breath.

A live performance can be seen here:

 

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FTAM-034
2xc20
Baculum + River of Icthyosis + Strangled Cop + xALLxFORxTHISx
X Means Not Welcome

A collection of the baddest straight edge harsh noise and power electronics from across the midwest. No remorse. No regrets.

 

 

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FTAM-033
c26
Partly Zombish
August Cake and the Cardboard Sessions

A truly bizarre duo from Buffalo, playing minimal and spastic scrapings and screeches. Tape hiss, feedback, cardboard solos and a blatant disregard for the musical fourth wall combine to make a truly strange listening experience

 

 

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FTAM-032
c31
Nummy
S/T

Simple sound sources played repetitively, yielding a highly diverse layer of sounds. The audio capibilities of water. Staged works of apathy, revealing a beautiful experiment.

A live performance of the A Side can be seen here:

 

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FTAM-029
c60
Stumblesome- LOVEREVOLVER

The second installment on FTAM from Wes Tank. Highly bizarre and textural hip hop atmospheres.

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FTAM-027
3" cdr
False Flag- Metal Birds
Politically infused harsh noise wall from the man behind Pregnant Spore and the Rainbow Bridge label. Like the sounds of a protest distorted and played through an old AM radio.

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FTAM-024
2x3" cdr
Phoned Nil Trio- Big Time Weepers
An awkward combination of harsh blasts, tape hiss, and modular synth attack. Massively bizarre in the best way. Collaboration between Peter J Woods and the men behind Dan of Earth and Lucky Bone.

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No Image. OOPS. FTAM-023
2x3" cdr
Evolve/Wesley Charles Tank split
Two parts experimental hip hop, straight from the basement. Evolve brings his anarchist message while Tank wallows through the trenches of divorce.


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FTAM-021
3" cdr
Peter J Woods- Where We Belong
A static blast of HNW based power electronics followed by a meditation on swirling synths. Originally released as part of the 3x3" tour split with Instinct Control.

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FTAM-020
3" cdr
Instinct Control- Who We Are
Full on live circuit bending from the master of the tape machine circuit. Originally released as part of the 3x3" tour split with Peter J Woods.

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FTAM-019
3" cdr
Peter J Woods/Instinct Control
What We've Done
Collaboration between the two artists. Junk, lo-fi harsh noise and tape machin circuit manipulation. Originally released as part of the 3x3" tour split between the artists.

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FTAM-018
7" vinyl
Noveller- Wolf
Incredibly lush guitar drones from the Brooklyn based artist. Her first (and, to date, only) offering on the 7" format.

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FTAM-017
3" cdr
Blessed Sacrifist- Timeless Losers
Highly introspective and emotionally raw harsh noise/power electronics from the Milwaukee resident. Low synth tones give way to overpowering walls. Member of straight edge PE group xALLxFORxTHISx and doom/sludge outfit Slob Donovan.

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FTAM-016
3" cdr
KBD- Candid
Stark and powerful electro-acoustic/free jazz musings from the Toledo duo. Experimental percussion meets bizarre guitar and piano work.

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FTAM-015
3" cdr
Ratatosk- Black Earth
Atmospheric, industrial musings from this Chicago duo. Members include Jason Soliday (curator of the Enemy gallery) and Ben Billington (Quick Sails, Tiger Hatchery)

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FTAM-014
3" cdr
Lucky Bone- Non-hypnotic Catatonic
Cassette tape orchestras, built from the bizarre field recordings found at a pet expo (amongst other things). Recommended for Dilloway fans.

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FTAM-012
3"cdr
Realicide- Raw Skeletal Knuckles
Highly political digital hardcore/gabber the group has always been known for. Combination of live material and studio recordings. Includes a cover of The Mob.

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FTAM-011
12" Vinyl
Zebras/E=MC Hammer split
One part hyped up, Devo-inspired synth punk. One part totally stupid Zorn-inspired post-rock. Worth it for the awesome black/blue marbeled vinyl and the completely dumb back side of the record

See links to the left for sound samples.
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NON-MUSIC

FTAM-Z004
Zine + Cassette
Peter J Woods
The Astronaut Sestina

A solitary figure on stages leads an audience through an unseen world, pushing the limit of the individiual members physical well being until the inevitable happens.
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FTAM logo button+sticker pack
4 buttons, 1 sticker
Hand drawn logo for the label. Each button has one letter, the sticker has all 4 in order. Black and White.
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FTAM-Z002
Novel
Peter J Woods- This Is Not For Your Enjoyment
Five years of complete gibberish. Literally.
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