Thursday, December 27, 2007

December update: 2 new releases from Lee Rosevere

Just in time for the end of the year, two new releases from Lee Rosevere are available at two different netlabels. Devil's Tower is online at the infamous 20kbps label, and our good friends at WM Recordings have released PLAY 3, the obvious third in the series of experimental works by Lee. Go get 'em and Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

December update: Cordelia Records comps now at CD Baby

Just like the header says...the two Cordelia compilations (Zappa tribute, Beyond the Sea) that Fudge is on are now available from CDBaby, complete with streaming samples! So now you can check out the CDs before you buy - just in time for Christmas!

Sunday, December 2, 2007

December update: Lee Rosevere - Daigao

Lee makes his debut on the enough records netlabel, with an extremely long ambient piece, "Daigao".

Orchestral sounds move in and out so slowly and subtley, you're barely aware they're there. As with most of Lee's ambient work, you can leave it in the background and let it lull you to sleep, or study it to discover its deeper layers.

"Daigao" made it's public debut at the Contemporary Art Gallery in November 2007, and is being released for free download by enough records, run by Filipe in Portugal. Artwork by Pedro Sa.

Download whole album (91 mb)

1. Daigao (77:01)

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

November update: RADIESMAN!

Radiesman is one of the true infamous icons of the generation of artists. He appeared on the website back in 2000, with no explanation or reason. His tortured love ballads, crooned with an ache that cannot be understated, were beyond description. And as soon as he appeared, he vanished.

Happy Puppy Records is proud to announce the re-release of Radiesman only-known recordings entitled "Best Friends On The Beach". Up until now, the only official release of his music appeared on "The Poop Alley Tapes" compilation, curated by the Poop Alley Studios owner, Tom Grimley.

Since that compilation has gone out of print, Radiesman music is extremely rare. Tom has graciously given Happy Puppy his consent to the re-releasing of this album, and we hope you enjoy listening to a little bit of internet history, brought to life again.

Available now for free download!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

November update: Lee Rosevere - Emblem

Proc-records, run by c4 (Adam Crammond), has released a new album of ambient works by Lee. All titles were named after colours, in particular the kind of colours that Lee visualized while creating the music. The sequence was chosen by the artwork, which is in the same order of colours, starting with black at the top and going through a spectrum of primary colors, until black appears again at the end.

As Adam reviewed it: "While it is possible to just let this release play in the background, it demands full attention and shouldnt be treated as just another ambient soundtrack! The mellow textures of droning melodies complimenting one another as they dimminish and return seem to create a breathtaking collidescope of sound." Wow! Thanks Adam!

Click here to download the album (zip file with artwork, liners and 192 mp3s)

Saturday, November 24, 2007

November update: NEWS - Calling for Shreds

This is a call for submissions for a compilation album called "Shreds". Basically, it's going to be a collection of pretentious wanky guitar solos noodling, recorded by YOU! I'm looking for material played competently, or really, really awful (even on purpose).

If you're not familiar with shreds, here's a couple of videos that demonstrate the art (yes, these videos are jokes):

Joe Satriani shreds
Eric Clapton shreds
Eddie Van Halen shreds

So, Happy Puppy Records is planning a release of guitar shreds for next year. It will be available for free download (yes, completely free!) via Creative Commons license. And I need your shreds!

Send me a recording of your original shredding. Requirements:

- It can be either a solo or with your band, doesn't matter

- It can be any length (the more I get the more volumes will be released!)

- mp3 file (192 kbps or better)

- email the file to me here if the file is under 10mbs. If over, please use or or and email me the link so I can download it

- a short bio and image (optional)

That's it! Spread the shred - please let anyone who you think might be interested to know about this project. Any questions? Email me!

Thanks and happy shredding!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

November update: c4 - Verbatim

Toledo's c4 returns with another EP of high-quality techno and electronic goodness. Verbatim is chock full of upbeat fun tracks like "lol yeh", the sweet grooviness of "smile for sarah" and the old school dance-house "unt", plus lots more to enjoy. Available now for free download!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

November update: Lee @ New Music Canada

Lee now is listed at the CBC Radio 3 New Music Canada website, where you can find a collection of Lee's groove, ambient and techno music. You can't download anything (except the podcasts), but it's also a great to browse the site and check out a lot of cool Canadian bands!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

October update: Oak Park High School

Announcing the last release: Oak Park High School, recorded live at MBC Studios, June 7 and 16 1988 Winnipeg M, directed by Gary Pollard.

Available for download!

Monday, October 22, 2007

October update: Westdale Jr. High Stage Band - Wildcat Jazz!

New from the vault is a recording of the Westdale Jr. High Stage Band from 1987. "Wildcat Jazz" was a one-take affair, under the direction of Mary Carlson, recorded live in the studio in Winnipeg, MB.

Although it is in the spirit of the Dondero High School (and numerous other concert band recordings shared online), the tracks here are more traditional stage band repertoire, but there is a 6 minute drum solo! Available for free download.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

October updates

New release from Lee Rosevere: Ions Nu is a stark departure from his usual experimental mode, incorporating much more noise and feedback, as well as some distorted ambience. The album is a deconstruction of a popular album by a very popular artist...don't try, you'll never guess who. Available for free download!