Here is the latest concerning Lumberton Trading Company and even its sister label, Fourth Dimension Records, as both websites are presently awaiting a much needed and long overdue overhaul. Because of this, and before going further, please simply email us directly via the address on the contact page should you have any queries or wish to order anything. All of the purchasing links are not functioning at the moment, so ignore the buttons until further notice. Also, bear in mind that should you wish to order two or more titles from either here or Fourth Dimension, discount will be applied. Email your order and you will receive a total with which to pay by PayPal. Thank you.
On a similar note, pre-orders are actively encouraged now, too, as these actually help to keep the releases moving. Both LTCo and FD have always functioned (haphazardly at that) on a virtually empty tank. Direct (pre-) orders have always, therefore, been imperative to both labels’ survival. It is as simple as that. And, needless to say, such support is very much appreciated.
Anyway, what follows are some updates on those releases either still new or due soon enough here at Lumberton Trading Company. Before this, though, please note that the following items are all now sold out from LTCo, despite the contrary information elsewhere: Michael Gira ‘Songs for a God’ LP, Glass Out ‘Never Force…’ MLP, Nick Mott ‘Almost Entirely…’ 7”/CDr package, Faust ‘Od Serca…’ 2CD, and the Birds Build Nests Underground ‘So As’ CD (although this can still be purchased from Love Nest, the label it was co-released by. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org if interested). Here is what is presently out or due, anyway:
LUMB014 FAUST ‘Od Serca Do Duszy’ 2LP: Deluxe edition vinyl reissue of the 2CD that appeared in 2007. 600 only. Co-released by Dirter and AudioTong and scheduled, after a continuing series of perhaps typical false starts, for 'sometime soon’. It is taking a while to appear as it is has been, essentially, in Dirter's hands since late 2010 and they've not been without their own setbacks. The latest word, at the beginning of 2013, was that Steve at Dirter wanted to do this “shortly”. Please bear with us, though. This WILL happen and can still be pre-ordered for £20.00 plus postage. The first 10 orders receive the signed concert poster from the show, too, as promised, but these are now all accounted for. It is hoped there will be more news on this long anticipated item over the next month or two.
LUMB017 CINDYTALK/PHILIPPE PETIT 'A Question of Re-Entry' 12": The second release in the now defunct subscription series, by none other than Gordon Sharp's ever-wonderful Cindytalk platform and the prolific Philippe Petit. £11.50
LUMB018 THEME/JEAN-HERVE PERON/ZSOLT SORES 'Poison Is (Not) The Word' 12": A limited edition release that that went into production, typically behind schedule, in August 2012, and capturing three songs from a collaborative studio session between Theme (here represented by Stuart Carter and Richard Johnson), Budapest's Zsolt Sores, Jean-herve Peron (Faust) and Zsolt Varga recorded in early September 2011. The title piece is taken up by a side-long improvised melding of drones, textures and scree by Theme and the two Zsolts, whilst two further songs featuring everybody with Jean-herve Peron appear on the flipside and change the mood somewhat with their more tempered approach to those rare realms of improvised music where chemistry and like-mindedness are the only order of the day. Released in an edition of 400 in November, 2012 and declared “uncompromising” in at least two reviews (and likened to the NWW/Whitehouse ‘150 Murderous Passions’ LP in another, although the music bears no relation whatsoever to that admittedly wonderful album). The first 50/60 copies also included a bonus CDR sampler of three songs from the next Theme album and an insert, but these are now sold out. What with a 7" featuring another collaboration from the same session due during 2013 on Fourth Dimension, this makes for an appropriate way to get yourself acquainted with this collaborative venture which once again embarked on a few shows together in March 2013.
LUMB020 AMAURY CAMBUZAT a.k.a. ACID COBRA 'Petrified Minds' CD: Another label-share release, this time by Amaury's own imprint, Acid Cobra, and USA-based Yesmissolga, bringing the latest collection of solo works by this Ulan Bator founder, ex-Faust member and occasional collaborator with Jean-herve Peron. Fusing wiry yet strong songcraft with the fainrest whiff of psychedelia, a dash of avant-weirdness and fervent post-punk sensibilities, this album catches some of Amaury's most focussed work so far. Released in an edition of 300 in November 2012. This can be purchased from us for £9.00 plus postage. NB: Few left from LTCo!
LUMB021 BRIAN CONNIFFE LP: News next time concerning what will represent the fourth entry in the series of six 12"/MLP releases that could once be subscribed to.
Other releases planned include a magazine package that will combine the first physical edition of Adverse Effect magazine since 2005, also including an exclusive 7" by Edward Ka-Spel, 'All About Control' b/w 'Beside the Seaside', a postcard and a special print all limited to 350 copies only; an idea in itself both dedicated to the advantages of the physical format and the bringing together of at least two of label founder Richo's ventures to one place. This can be pre-ordered for £12.50 plus postage. Then, later, the fifth entry in the series of six MLP/12” releases will then be by Human Greed. Finally, sister label Fourth Dimension Records likewise has new releases either out now or due soon (including a 7” by Sion Orgon 7" featuring the late Sleazy and Thighpaulsandra, a Tabata Mitsuru 7”, a Malegys CDR, a Bliscappen Van Maria LP, the overdue CDs by Steve Marciano and Sashash Ulz, a JFK CD and Hand Of Stabs CD) and continues to remain a home or platform for new and old artists alike. Visit the website at:www.fourth-dimension.net
Absolutely everything available can be purchased wholesale from us when ordering a minimum of five units, too. Please write.
NB: Whilst many titles (new and old) are no longer available to purchase directly from LTCo, you might still be able to find them via distributors and outlets such as Cargo Records (UK), Cold Spring (UK), Drone Records (Germany), Freak Animal (Finland), Wachsender Prozess (Germany), Die Stadt (Germany), Ektro (Finland), Bimbo Tower (France), Forced Exposure (USA), etc.