Sunday, April 24, 2011

EUREKA! It is complete.

I somehow neglected to mention, on my own blog, the long awaited release of The Eureka Tapes (The Complete Recordings), as a 2 CD set, via the collective efforts of Basses Frequences & Small-Doses.

Long-time friend and supporter of Goat-Eater Arts, John Kealy had the following to say about the release:

"The pieces that make up The Eureka Tapes (The Complete Recordings) were all created whileHoor-paar-Kraat’s Anthony Mangicapra was living in the town of Eureka, California. Indeed, the town’s name is apt as they represent a “Eurekamoment” for Hoor-paar-Kraat as a musical entity; a figurative spilling of the bath waters as Hoor-paar-Kraat found their sound. The hints of alchemical transcendence that peeped through the cracks of previous releases come brazenly into view throughout Eureka Tapes (The Complete Recordings). Music dissolves into explorations of texture, acoustic phenomena and the psyche.

Originally issued as three separate volumes in a variety of hard to find formats (A Whisper in the Sow’s Ear, a 3” CD; Graduating from Clocks to Watches C55 and Taxonomy of Divine Organisms, a CDr made to accompany, and sold only at, Mangicapra’s exhibit of paintings, “Above & Below”), The Eureka Tapes (The Complete Recordings) collects the three original volumes and will be released jointly by Small Doses and Basses Frequences. In addition to the original releases, The Eureka Tapes (The Complete Recordings) also includes Hoor-paar-Kraat’s side of their split cassette with Last and a previously unreleased recording from the same sessions. Spanning styles and moods like some kind of emotional suspension bridge, Hoor-paar-Kraat’s music finds itself traveling the same surreal by-ways as Nurse With Wound,irr. app. (ext.)The Hafler Trio and Coil’s more ritualistic output."

The Eureka Tapes (The Complete Recordings) is available in a standard two-disc edition, as well as an extremely limited and beautifully crafted art edition which, for some reason or another, I'm unable to post photos of at this time. Our good friend Christopher Elmore of Hammer Smashed Sound, posted a bit about it that you can read about by clicking "HERE".

People in North America can get their copies at Small-Doses and European orders can be made through Basses Frequences.

There are no copies of the Art Edition at Goat-Eater. Should you want a copy, please contact Small-Doses 

Thursday, March 10, 2011

A Match Made in the Western Lands

During the Fall of 2010, York Factory Complaint (a quartet comprised of Michael Berdan, Ryan Martin, Theresa Smith and Michael Yaniro) & Hoor-paar-Kraat teamed up for a few in-studio recording sessions. This C30, comprised of two side-long tracks, houses the fruits of their collective labors. Neither resembling the back catalog of York Factory Complaint or Hoor-paar-Kraat, the work presented here, is a beast all its own. Harkening back to old school industrial music, these tracks are raw, primal, loud, looping, plodding and, at times, even beat oriented.

Packaged by hand, true to form of Goat-Eater Arts. Each piece is uniquely constructed and consecrated by Anthony Mangicapra.

These cassettes are $6, plus shipping, and can be had at the Goat-Eater Arts web store.

The release of Persistence in Mourning "A Tongue of Bone" has seen a slight delay and should be available with the next batch of Goat-Eater releases,

As always, thank you so much for your continued support.

I O Pan
Anthony Mangicapra and the Goat-Eater Famiglia.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Trade Your Nazi Gold in For Black Metal Records

I really shouldn't have to say this but here goes.

National Socialist Black Metal bands, your seed will find no purchase here at Goat-Eater Arts. If you can't finance the LP of your one-man bedroom black metal band, maybe you could ask one of the stern looking gentleman, pictured above, if they'd be willing to give you a loan.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Hoor-paar-Kraat goes cumulonimbus

Hoor-paar-Kraat now has one of those new-fangled SoundCloud pages that's so popular with the young people these days. Here you'll find upcoming, out-of-print and unreleased audio.

Keep your eyes on the cloud for random and unannounced updates.

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