Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Curve Ball

As many of you know, Goat-Eater Arts is a two man effort between myself and my partner Emmanuel Malchiodi; the Teller to my Penn. Over the years we have brought you a variety of different sounds, and will continue to do so for as long as we are able.

I don't like hardcore music
Growing up in south Florida and being around that macho bullshit culture, where the guy who adheres to the stereotype is somehow deemed the alpha dog for being the most individual, just took it right out of me. Still, many of my close friends, who'd turned me on to a lot of music that I may not have otherwise heard, were deeply immersed in the heart of the hardcore scene. As a result of this, I went to quite a few hardcore shows and I found that I really liked some of the bands that were performing. In that genre of music, as with many other movements, there were always those musicians who strove to do something different and maybe their pent up anger, that I could only appreciate when I was equally as young and angry got them there a little faster than others around them. There certainly was a lot more diversity in the angry straight-edge hardcore scene than there was with the Pacific North West stoner grunge bands. I wonder why? Even though I liked a few hardcore for a little while, I haven't paid much attention to any bands of a similar ilk in quite a long time.

When Emmanuel gave me the tracks by Orlando, FL trio Weeks, I was reminded of all of the reasons that I did like hardcore. The driving aggression of filth coated guitars that sound like they're about to get sick on themselves, drums that make me feel like beating my head against the wall until it turns to jelly and a vocalist who often sounds like he's singing while sprinting full-speed ahead, were many of the reasons that I once loved hardcore. To hear a band making this kind of music, without back pedaling into an over saturated past, is a real treat. This tape is short and sweet like a dwarf prostitute holding a box of chocolate covered amyl nitrate poppers. This is great, youthful, forward thinking music by a group of musicians we hope to hear more from in the future.

Cassettes are available in our webstore for $6.

I O Pan
xXx Anthony Mangicapra and the Goat-Eater Family xXx

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Effortless Elbow Droppings and Art for Sale

I am proud to announce that the latest Hoor-paar-Kraat release, "Elbow Drops Effortlessly" has been released by Robert & Leopold. At this time it is only available direct from the label.

Here's what R&L had to say about it.

Most recently, Anthony Mangicapra has expanded his studies with his projected vision as Hoor-paar-Kraat, taking on a subtle form of layered density and broken theater to what some would call a step into the hypnagogic unknown.  Always incorporating a sense of textural beauty found in everyday objects, each piece uses its own sculpted resonance that only HpK can bring out into the open for us, as listeners, to interpret.  Typically releasing his recordings through his own imprint, Goat Eater Arts, and only on select occasion does HpK release compositions on outside labels.  With the release of Elbow Drops Effortlessly, HpK encompasses an additional contribution by artist Ryan Lamm along side Mangicapra, focusing on taking this endeavor to a more mature, dream-like state.

As I have been mentioning, in pervious posts, there are several new releases on the horizon. Goat-Eater will be releasing the next Persistence in Mourning CD as well as a collaborative release between The York Factory Complaint and Hoor-paar-Kraat. This release came about after I was asked to assist in the recording and engineering of the York Factory Complaint release, destined for Hanson Records.

I have decided to make available some of my more recent visual works. Should you be interested in a list of images and prices, please feel free to email me at AnthonyMangicapra ((@)) gmail ((.)) com

More news will come in the very near future. I thank you all for your continued love and support, over the years.

I O Pan
Anthony Mangicapra and the Goat-Eater family

Friday, August 6, 2010

Apologetic Catch-Up Posts are like Assholes...

...everybody's got one.

Much has happened since I last posted.
There was the first live performance of Hoor-paar-Kraat in five years and it was broadcast, thanks to Wm. Berger, and his Castle of Quiet, on WFMU, July 30th. WFMU is a truly unique, free-form radio station, run by individuals who are truly passionate about what they do. Imagine guys who figured out a way to make mix tapes for all of you, and you'll begin to understand the kind of people behind this show.
The set can still be heard on WFMU Beware of the Blog

The release of the Hoor-paar-Kraat / Psychic Fare C32 was also something which I neglected to plug. There are some copies available from the Goat-Eater Store.

Coming up sooner than later are releases by Black Ghost (paranormal forest psych), Kama Rupa (sheer will in the form of a wave) and Persistence in Mourning (back-woods post-doom).

I will also be selling some paintings and drawings to fund future Goat-Eater releases, in the very near future. Do not hesitate to contact me about acquiring original artworks.

I O Pan

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Tapes and CDs on the way

As mentioned in previous posts, the Nicholas Szczepanik CD "Dear Dad" is on it's way. It should be available through Goat-Eater Arts, Sentient Recognition Archive (US) and Basses Frequences (France). A few copies are currently available at the Hospital Productions store, in Manhattan. Each copy is unique, adorned with a single postage stamp.

Also in the wings, is the new Hoor-paar-Kraat release on Peasant Magik. Handy Feet is a C20, comprised of two sidelong tracks, released in an edition of 100 copies with a special, artists edition being released in an edition of 15 copies. Each of the artist editions come with a hand painted 45 in a beautiful 7" x 7" box.

Our friends at Black Horizons will be issuing a Hoor-paar-Kraat C20 called "Coreah". This should be out within a couple of months and, as with all Black Horizons tapes, it should be beautiful. This particular tape is meant to reflect the horrors of a little known condition by the name of Huntington's Coreah.

Acid Casualty Productions will also be re-releasing Asha-Dasha as a C60, in an edition of 100. This music was previously issued as a CDr on Goat-Eater Arts, in a run of 44 copies, way back in 2005.

These will be released along side the compilation of Florida artists, titled "We are Burning to Death". This compilation will include The Goslings, Hoor-paar-Kraat, Rat Bastard, Kenny Millions, Last, Black Jail, Rauh, Nuclear II, Lesson Lesson Lessen Relearn, Destructive Bodies, Drowning The Virgin Silence & Mr. Entertainment and the Pookiesmackers.

Last but not least, Goat-Eater has two new tapes and one CDr in the works. Hoor-paar-Kraat "The Trunk Remains Unmoved" C20 and the Hoor-paar-Kraat/Psychic Fare split C32 are both approaching completion. The CDr is the Persistence in Mourning "A Tongue of Bone" release that we've been so patiently awaiting. Expect this filth covered gem in about another month.

That's all for the time being.
As always, thanks for the continued support.

I O Pan
A. Mangicapra and the Goat Eater Family

Thursday, February 18, 2010

The things I do for you...

New things are coming down the pipe, and with the little bit of downtime that I have, I figured it's a good time to tell you both about it.

First, if you ordered the last two Goat Eater releases by Fecalove & Tim the Band, your order is off to the post just as soon as I have a day off.

Coming up soon are two more contrasting releases. This time we're treading into doom territory. Even though I swore that I'd never release anything metal, I'm going back on my word because this album is just so damn good. Persistence in Mourning will be releasing "A Tongue of Bone" on Goat Eater and I'm very pleased to say that It is a grim and disgusting chunk of sound that will hit you in the face like a brick covered in shit. As usual, there will be 93 copies made.

Going completely in the other direction, "Dear Dad" by Nicholas Szczepanik is, in my opinion, a drone masterpiece. This will be a split label release with Basses Frequences of France and will be in an edition of 200 copies.  

In addition to this, we have two tapes coming out. I'll apologize in advance for them being very limited but we just didn't feel that they warranted a larger release, at this time. 

The first tape is a C32 split with our very close friends of The Psychic Fare. I suggest checking out their latest release "Wet Wire. For me, this band is the true embodiment of contemporary psychedelia but, being from Humboldt County, they'd surly have an advantage over most. Some of you might remember Bandon Taylor and Brian Fulmer from one of the very first Holy Mountain releases by Plague Lounge, or maybe you don't. The Hoor-paar-Kraat track is straight absurdity, with no apologies for a lack of lucidity. Right now these are being dubbed, by hand. We're looking at an edition of around 50. 

The second, also a C32 tape, is a very special Hoor-paar-Kraat release, made to celebrate the life of someone no longer with us. "For Carroll" is comprised of two ultra minimal, barely there, pieces of sound. We will be releasing this in a much smaller edition of around 20 or so. 

Of course it goes without saying that all of these will be hand packaged by me. 

The "Eureka Tapes" (The Complete Recordings) have been mastered by Kris Lapke (Alberech & Ash Pool) and will be on their way to Joe at Small-Doses and Jerome at Basses Frequences, as they are the fine folks who will be releasing the music as a 2CD set. 

I think that's all I have to tell, at this time.

Thanks, both of you, for stopping by.

I O Pan
Anthony Mangicapra 

Sunday, February 7, 2010

The Goat puts out

The two new Goat Eater releases are now available for order.  

Fecalove - Forever Young  
Italy's one-man, debauchery laden, masturbating disaster has come back to Goat Eater for his second full length release. Fecalove's signature cut up junk noise has only gotten better with age. This is what I'd imagine it would sound like to over-dose on viagra, cialis, levitra and vodka martinis. The usual squalling feedback and in-the-red amplified implements are all there but this release is punctuated by tense silences, off kilter tape and electronic manipulations, tortured and effects laden vocals and bass heavy rumblings. I'm not sure that I'd be comfortable saying that Nicola Vinciguerra has matured but he has most definitely grown into something new and that something is, as usual, disgusting.  

Tim the Band - Thank You Roland  
...and now for something completely different. Goat Eater has never issued anything quite so musical, until now. Tim the Band is a two piece, multi instrumental jazz outfit, that runs the gamut from free jazz to old standards to fusion and beyond. Dan Pearson and Chris Olsen have stripped down their usual truck load of instruments to just a hand-full of saxophones; soprano, tenor and baritone along with a few loop stations to create this beautiful invocation to the late, great Rashaan Roland Kirk. Loops of saxophone build into something more and more interesting as time goes by. This three track CD continues to transform and will most assuredly transfix the listener.  

Each CD is $11, postage paid, anywhere in the US. $12 to Canada and $14 for the rest of the world. Get both of them for $18, postage paid in the US. $19 to Canada and $21 for the rest of the world.  
Paypal ID: HowlinMadMurphy@hotmail.com  

Both CDs are pro pressed and printed CDrs, packaged in the usual Goat Eater Arts style, with every attention paid to detail. They are, as usual, both limited to 93 copies.  

These items will be added to the Goat Eater Arts Big Cartel store, soon. If there happens to be something there that you'd like, please feel free to contact me at HoorpaarKraat@hotmail.com and I'll work out shipping details for you.  
If you happen to live in the New York City area, you can avoid shipping and receive instant gratification by picking these up at Hospital Productions.  
Thanks for your continued support over the years.  

I O Pan Anthony Mangicapra & the Goat Eater Family

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Goat is the Ship of the Desert

I am very proud to announce the release of the Hoor-paar-Kraat "Ship of the Desert" C32, on Brooklyn's own Period Tapes. This cassette is an edition of 46 copies, as is standard with all Period Tapes releases. Period Tapes, if you're not already familiar with them, is under the same management as Dias Records. Collectively, both labels have released work by These Feathers Have Plumes, Genesis P-Orridge, Mother Flock, Chaos Magick, Twin Stumps, Psychic TV, Tor Lundval, Maurizio Bianchini, Cold Cave and others.
Tim the Band and Fecalove CDs will be back from the plant soon and they will be available, shortly thereafter. The Psychic Fare/Hoor-paar-Kraat split C32 is also being dubbed.
Of course, this is all just the tip of the iceberg.

I O Pan
A. Mangicapra and the Goat Eater Family.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Presentation is Everything

Just a quick post to let you know that the new CDs by Fecalove and Tim the Band are almost available. As with all Goat Eater releases, they look beautiful and have consumed a small portion of my life, which I will never get back. We're waiting on the actual CDs to be sent to us and then they'll be ready.