1998 Top 10 List
MV (of The Tower Recordings)
1. joshua "life less lost" feather one's nest records
stunningly beautiful in execution from tones to the b&w "pyramid"
package, the gentle sounds of things gone and things still here.
2. the golden calves money band "s/t" mother tongue
the corn spirit as an animal in fullwheat-wolf pixle acoustical fantasy.
titles to rob the early tyrannosaurus rex/fuzz free fresh maggots crowned
3. the six organs of admittance "s/t" pavilion records
earth house hold is as he appeared to be keeping warm, homing music that
is toward an organized universe; capable of healing those separation blues.
4. the shadow ring "hold onto I.D." siltbreeze records
what can I say, masters of castle form, a custom of leek in milk and the
new loaves being eaten two hundred years ago at sea, and at the present
day. massive spiritual blare.
5. davis redford triad "the mystical path of the number 86" holy mountain
aerial chelsea guitars of wonderland, a connoisseurs' guide to the
ouspensky universe riddled by vintners speedball astrology.
6. dean roberts "all cracked medias" mille plateaux
where-of a "t-zero" metaplane can synchronize van vogt style, tutelar
music for tuberous people.
7. hall of fame "coliseum rising" amish records
if we train/trane we must fix ourselves and if taoists had a saying for
leap year this is it. glittering wonderama for the soul crane beneath me
and the cosmos. a fabulous primrose sonic decorum.
8. gabriel walsh "follies brood" 16mm fil-handmade productions
total demure beauty with that inexplicable "otherworldly" character.
eyebeams of jealous candor reach a moire zone of arcane weirdom gilded and
quietly rushing with passion, pathos and virility.
9. ID battery "unique ancient tavern" ecstatic yod
the fatal law of magic and religion distilled via private excursions in
decomposition. another class of the futurity worship. beautiful.
10. the wyld olde souls "poems from the astral plane" parallel world
rosette in speech and outsider arcades. truly organic has grown in their
hair, from the best label in america.