1) Erstdist is having a major summer sale (7 for the price of 5) running through September 1st. There are hundreds of CDs here that you won’t find through the bigger outlets, and that are of great interest. Here are the details from Jon Abbey:
in order to raise some funds to pay the constant inflow of bills and keep the busy release schedule going (I am hoping to put out as many as 13 more releases by the end of 2014, between Erstwhile, ErstSolo, ErstAEU and Gravity Wave), I’m having an ErstDist sale, starting immediately and running through midnight EST on September 1st.
the way this will work is that you select 7 items, and you pay for 5, with the cheapest two of your choices being free. for every 5 you pay for, you get two free ones. this applies to everything that I stock, including Erstwhile releases, with the only exceptions being any new releases which have arrived since April 1 (as listed on the site), but besides that, everything I have in stock now is part of the sale. Erstwhile single CDs are $12, double CDs are $19. while any June/July/August ErstDist new arrivals are not part of the sale, they can of course be combined with a sale order to save shipping. as far as 2013 Erstwhile releases, EA001-003 can be included in the sale, but 067 and 068 cannot be, sorry.
anyone taking advantage of this sale, when you’re placing your order, please list your items in order from most expensive to least expensive. that will make it much easier for me to process, and figure out which items are free. thanks a lot!
the full catalog is on the web at:
there are explicit ordering instructions on that page, but please e-mail me at this address (firstname.lastname@example.org) before sending a check or using PayPal, so that I can put aside your order for you and tell you the precise price including shipping charges, as I only have a few of many of these titles.
2) 5 questions were asked of the participants in the 2013 crow with no mouth concert series. Both the questions and the answers are really interesting.
3) A thoughtful and well written account of one of the days of the Wandelweiser/Bozzini event in Montreal at stainonsilence. I also wrote something about this set of concerts. I always find it interesting to see the differences between one writer’s response and another’s to the same event.
4) a massive sound archive in progress at ubuweb from the former Wolf Fifth blog