Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Graduating and Moving to Brooklyn

The second installment in the Eureka Tapes series, "Graduating from Clocks to Watches" has been released by the ever expanding tape label, Peasant Magik. This series documents the brief time Hoor-paar-Kraat has spent in Northern California and has an altogether organic feel about it. While the first installment "A Whisper in the Sow's Ear" was very minimal, "Graduating from Clocks to Watches" is far more complex while still being painted with the same brush. They are currently available through Peasant Magik for $6 postage paid in the US, $7 to Canada and $10 anywhere else. Goat Eater will have copies for sale but, at this time, we would prefer that you make your purchase directly through the label and, while you're there, be sure to take a look at their other available releases.

The new HpK LP "A Doorbell of Earbows for Brefix" will be available within a matter of days. they will be priced at $14 postage paid in the US, $17 to Canada and $22 overseas.

On a totally different note, I (Anthony Mangicapra) will be moving to Brooklyn, New York on December the 29th 2008. If you have plans to send anything to me at the Eureka, California address please hold off until I can get situated at my new home in Brooklyn. Goat Eater still has plans for future releases but all of this will have to be put on hold for a brief period while we collect ourselves.

As always, thanks for your continued support and wish us well on our cross country journey.

Friday, November 14, 2008

HpK/LAST split C10 on Acid Casualty

This new split tape, recently released in an edition of only 25 by our close friends at Acid Casualty Productions is sure to be snatched up fast. So, don't sleep on getting one of these.

Side I - LAST - Kneel
Side II - Hoor-paar-Kraat - The Mundane Egg

LAST is pure harsh junk-noise from sunny Miami. We're sure you'll be hearing more from this great project as they're too good and too obnoxious to miss out on. If you're at all a fan of The New Blockaders, Masonna, Fecalove or the like then you're sure to have a place in your tiny black hearts for LAST.
The track "Kneel" from the split is up on their page.
Go have yourselves a listen.

They're $7 postage paid anywhere in the US
Email lastacidcasualty@gmail.com for international shipping rates.
PayPal ID: lastacidcasualty@gmail.com

Goat Eater has no copies at this time. So, all orders must go through Acid Casualty Productions.

Plans for another split are in the air. This time, LAST & HpK will be teaming up for a special Art Basil edition. These will only be available at the Basil Exhibit. So, if you're going to be in Miami at that time, pick one up.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Pitfalls & Media Mail

Never send anything media mail if it's delayed arrival will become the cause of much stress. That being said, the test presses for the next HpK LP "A Doorbell of Earbows for Brefix" have arrived. The sound of these records has exceeded our every expectation. Having the mastering work handled by James Plotkin was a great decision and we simply cannot endorse his services enough. Pirates Press also did a wonderful job with the wax. This is our second time working with them and we couldn't be more pleased with the service they provide.

These records should be available in about a month. We'll keep you informed as to their arrival.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Tape Designs and Mystery Test Pressings

Graduating from Clocks to Watches (Eureka Tapes Vol. II) is almost here. The above design was handled by our good friend Brett Slutsky (yes, that's his real name) over at Acid Casualty Records and the artwork was executed by Anthony Mangicapra. On the subject of Acid Casualty, they will be releasing a split C15 between Last and Hoor-paar-kraat within the next few months. Last is pure harsh junk-noise from sunny Miami, FL.

We're still waiting on the test pressings for the A Doorbell of Earbows for Brefix LP. No signs of it just yet. More news as and when it comes.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Goat Eater Arts is Accepting Submissions

To all parties interested in submitting work to the Goat Eater Arts Collective;

I am pleased to have received so much feedback to my original announcement.
I promise to be in as direct contact as possible with any and all artists who chose to present their work to Goat Eater, from this point forward. Goat Eater Arts has decided to open itself up to being more than simply a vehicle for Hoor-paar-Kraat, related parties and various incarnations. We feel that our collective experience can only be a benefit to us and the artist we'll be working with.

Since Goat Eater Arts had begun we have been continually exposed to an exhausting amount of beautiful music and feel that it is time to explore higher ground by releasing the work of other talented artists.

We are currently looking to release four full length CDrs, of which we already have one planned, within the next 3 or 4 months time. In addition to this we are planning a 3 or 4 cassette set with our friends at Acid Casualty Records from Miami, Florida. For this we will be giving each artist a side of a 30 minute cassette. That artist may use their 15 minutes in any way they see fit, be that a single track or many and we accept music of any and all genres. The inspiration for this particular piece comes from the old G.R.O.S.S. Records sets, that some of you may be familiar with. We are very excited to put into motion what has been talked about for quite some time.

If you are familiar with our rather small back catalog you will know that Goat Eater does it's best to handle each and every release with the utmost care. Everything is done by hand. We are a label owned and operated by working artists and seek to rechampion archival quality works. All we ask is the same in return of artists we choose to work with.

Goat Eater Arts has no interest in owning the rights to any work released on it's imprint. If the artist decides, at a later date, to re-release the material on another label or in another format, they are always free to do so.

Our preferred method of submission is to receive a hard copy of work, either intended for release or indicative of the works you plan to create for said release. Please send CDrs to the following address.

Goat Eater Arts
c/o A. Mangicapra
506 A Street
Unit #4
Eureka, CA

Please feel free to contact us with any and all questions that you may have here at HoorpaarKraat@hotmail.com.
Thank you in advance for your time and we look forwarrd to hearing from each and every one of you.

I O Pan
The Goat Eater Family

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Music for the Williamson Tunnels

Not long ago I was contacted by a gentleman by the name of Alan Dunn to contribute a track, from an older release, to a compilation of music made from the sounds of dripping water. I graciously accepted and sent him a hard copy of the release. At that time I was given very little information aside from the fact that my track, as well as other pieces of music made from dripping water, would be accompanying an exhibit in the Williamson Tunnels; a place I've never been. 

Today, I received an unsuspecting package from British address containing copies of a beautiful two CD set comprised of beautiful artwork and even more beautiful music. Before anybody decides to ask, I do not have any copies for sale but, if you're in the area of the Williamson Tunnels, they are being given away for free at the exhibit. 

I'm both proud and surprised to say that the Hoor-paar-Kraat track "A Sudden Attack of Conscience", originally released on "Mercurial Little Jitterbug", is along side of works by artists such as Walter Cianciusi, Jem Finer, Roger McKinley, Scanner, Oliver Bernard, Asmus Tietchens, Sirpa Jokinen, Ben Patterson, VOID OV VOID, Jeff Young and Alan Dunn. 

Each piece is hand numbered and comes with a nice booklet explaining the exhibit and introducing the artists and curators. 

Check out more of what Alan Dunn has going on HERE.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

On Peasant Magik, Tape and the Divine

I am proud to announce that both the Turgid Animal and Goat Eater versions of Dionysos/Dionysus are now available. The Goat Eater version released as a CDr in our usual ultra pretentious hand-made packaging, while Turgid Animal has released it as a C40 complete with wine stained table cloth, pieces of a smashed wine bottle and art by the one and only Nicola Vinciguerra
Read what the good folks at Musique Machine had to say about it.

Turgid Animal version

Goat Eater version

As of now, I can only offer the Goat Eater version as I am awaiting the tapes from Turgid Animal headquarters in Italy. Anyone having any experience with the Italian postal service knows that there is absolutely nothing slower. Goat Eater will have copies of the tape but, if you 'd like a copy of the Turgid Animal tape, you can obtain one directly from the label by clicking HERE. Be sure to check out all of their label and distributed items.

The masters for Graduating from Clocks to Watches (Eureka Tapes Vol. II) have made their way back to me after being in the hands of Bob Bellarue (Anarchy Moon/Redglaer) and I am very pleased to say that they have exceeded my expectations in every way. Anyone looking for quality mastering at a very reasonable rate would be wise to contact Mr. Bellarue. 

Though I can give no firm release date for this work, I can say that it should be available in about a month's time.  Art work will be handled by Anthony Mangicapra, design by Brett Slutsky (Last/Acid Casualty Productions) and the over-all release and assembly by Salvatore Giorgi (Pillars of Heaven/Peasant Magik). This release will be issued as a C60 and if Peasant Magik's previous releases are any indication of their future out put, they are certain to look and sound absolutely beautiful.

Duane Hosein and Anthony Mangicapra have recently signed on for an exhibit, March of 2009, at The Box Gallery in Costa Mesa, CA. The theme for their exhibit will be that of Heaven and Hell. Each plane being depicted by one of the artists. Hosein will be reigning in Hell while Mangicapra slaves in Heaven. Both artists have begun to toil away on the visual end and will soon be working on music designed especially to accompany the exhibit. 

We're not very far from our mark needed to press "A Doorbell of Earbows for Brefix" on LP but we still aren't there yet.  In the coming weeks we will be auctioning off some original art, test pressings and other one of a kind Goat Eater related items, in an effort to raise a bit of capitol to get this record pressed.  For now, be sure to check out our distro for Goat Eater tested and approved releases. Very soon, we will be carrying titles by The Monster Women, Psychic Fare and the new Damaged Restrooms compilation featuring The Starving Wierdos, Alpha Information, Plague Lounge and The Pipe(s). 
You can get to our makeshift page by clicking HERE.

Thanks so much for your continued support and friendship.

I O Pan
the Goat Eater Family

Friday, July 18, 2008

Coming soon but not as soon as we'd like.

I'll be blunt. We need money if we're going to get this pressed.

For those of you not cool enough to be "in-the-know", A Doorbell of Earbows for Brefix is the next Hoor-paar-Kraat LP. This album collects two tracks previously released as The Huntington Chapters, a 3" CDr released by Small-Doses as the A side. The B side will contain two more tracks, only one of which saw a very limited release as a part of the Killing is My Business... subscription series also released by Small-Doses. The fourth track is, as of yet, unreleased.  The plan is to make 500 copies of this LP on good ol' fashioned black wax. Featured on this LP are the works of Duane Hosein, Richard Vergez, Brandon Samdahl and Anthony Mangicapra. The whole thing has been mastered for vinyl by the very capable hands of James Plotkin (O.L.D., Khanate, Khylst, Phantomsmasher, etc...) and, if I may say so myself, it sounds fantastic. 

To help us in funding this release, we ask that you take a look at our make-shift web-store, currently located at the Goat Eater Arts MySpace page. At this time we've got CD & LP releases by Fecalove, TenHornedBeast, Drowning the Virgin Silence, Skip James, Steve Moore (Zombi, Aethanor), South Saturn Delta (Masonna, Space Machine, Acid Mothers Temple) and more to come.

Here's that link again CLICK HERE!

You can still buy our releases from the likes of Small-Doses, aQuariusrecOrds, All That's Heavy, Robotic Empire, Cold-Spring, RRRecords, Hanson Records, Hlava-Temple, etc... and we'd appreciate if you'd check them out as they're all fine folks working to keep new music interesting and alive but for right now we need to get this record pressed and would appreciate your patronage.

In other Goat Eater related news, the latest Hoor-paar-Kraat release A Whisper in the Sow's Ear (Eureka Tapes Volume I) is out on Small-Doses. As per usual, Joe of Small-Doses has done an outstanding job and the finished product looks and sounds more beautiful than I'd expected. 

Two new Goat Eater releases are available. Hoor-paar-Kraat - Middle Pillar (of Mercy and Severity) was released in conjunction with the exhibit of the works of Richard Vergez, Duane Hosein, Jaimi, Bernard, Andrew MacRae and Anthony Mangicapra at the Andrews Art Museum in Andrews, North Carolina. This single 30 minute track of bowed metal, bells and manipulated field recordings served as the backdrop to the June 2008 exhibit, curated by artist and museum director Annette Rawlings.  
Fecalove/Hoor-paar-Kraat - Dionysos/Dionysus is the culmination of a year's worth of work. Done in praise of the Vine God's Solemn Sacrament, this CD is as abrasive as it is delicate. Fans of either artist will be surprised and captivated. Two different versions of this release will be made, both in editions of 50. Italian/UK label Turgid Animal and Goat Eater Arts have crafted their own very different packaging for this long overdue release.

Both of these releases will be available within a matter of days.
If you wish to be notified of these and future releases, please email HoorpaarKraat (AT) hotmail (DOT) com to be put on our mailing list.

On the horizon, aside from the aforementioned LP, is Graduating from Clocks to Watches (Eureka Tapes Volume II), to be released as a C60 on the tape label Peasant Magik and a split C10 with Last

I'm sure there's more but that's all for now.

I O Pan
the Goat Eater Arts staff