Releases (29)

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CoJA Circus Bukkake Cassette Tape Album Cover

USSR028CS

$5.00

CoJA

Circus Bukkake

Released November 3rd, 2012

The Gentlemen of Leisure: Brothers Bjorn, Mattias, and Joze

Track Listing

  1. Hell Is Under Construction
  2. Touch My Sludge
  3. A Story Fit For Children
  4. Lick My Toad
  5. Gasoline Bath
  6. Ejaculation Snuggle
  7. Baboon Heart
  8. In The Wrong Hole
  9. Born With A Tail
  10. Circus Bukkake
  11. Chewie's Death Ballad
  12. Cosmic Tantrum
  13. Dead I-VI (Napalm Death)
Dada Centauri Cassette Tape Album Cover

USSR029CS

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Dada Centauri

II

Released November 3rd, 2012

Dada Centauri is:

  • Andrew Hume
  • Whitney Ota
Glass Armonica Cassette Tape Album Cover

USSR027CS

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Glass Armonica

Glass Armonica

Released November 3rd, 2012

Track Listing

  1. Who Came Here?
  2. II
  3. Strange Figures
  4. Carries Like a Disease
  5. I
  6. Sold World
Lord Something

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Lord Something

Lord Something

Released March 17th, 2011

Lord Something is:

  • Chris Dadge - Guitar
  • Scott Munro - Bass
  • Mark Fleischhaker - Drums

Track Listing

  1. Searching for Something
  2. The Hermit Groove
  3. I Clean Up Nice
  4. Can I Get Less Metallica in the Monitors
  5. Swift Love Justice
  6. Olivia Newton John is my Favourite Band
  7. Panty Magic
  8. Death Due to Dynamite Scenario
  9. Lord Something
  10. In Seattle, Marijuana Smokes YOU
  11. My Entire Life is a Jesus Audition
Mongst - We Ain't Got Nothing Yet

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Mongst

We Ain't Got Nothing Yet

Released March 17th, 2011

Mongst is a solo project from Vancouver vet Jeremy Van Wyck. Mongst has done tapes for Isolated Now Waves, Prairie Fire Tapes and now Unit Structure Sound Recordings. Mongst differs from Van Wyck’s better known project Shearing Pinx as with Mongst he creates carefully detailed drones, at times meditative, at times terrifying. Many others attempt this same dynamic, but few can end up with results as captivating, beautiful and horrible all at the same time.

Track Listing

  1. Side A
    1. Dead Hands
    2. An Ocean of Insects

  2. Side B
    1. Fly with Perfect Clouds
    2. Like the Eye of the Cyclops
Fraser/Sereda

USSR019CD

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Fraser/Sereda

Fraser/Sereda

Released March 17th, 2011

Fraser/Sereda is Josh Fraser (aka Suicide Bomber) and Aaron Sereda (aka nR, and runner of the No Face concert series in Calgary)

Cadillac Spring

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Cadillac Spring

Cadillac Spring

Released March 17th, 2011

Possibly Tom Whalen’s strangest project. Schizophrenic sketches in pop-form unfold as he releases some freakishly diverse sounds. At times late 70s New York No Wave swagger, sometimes cool California surf, other times the musical version of a Videodrome nightmare.

Track Listing

  1. Side A
    1. Real Weird
    2. I Never Noticed
    3. The Mysteries of 1000 Hairdressers
    4. Saturday Alternator

  2. Side B
    1. Cadillac Spring
    2. Acrid Tone
    3. Studded Duvet
    4. Burnout Warrior
Hobo Cubes - Molecular Geometry

USSR025CS

Recorded live in Montreal, January 09 2011.

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Hobo Cubes

Molecular Geometry

Released Dec 12th, 2011

Francesco (Frank) Ouellette is one of the most prolific and consistently inspiring synth-based musicians around. Based out of Montreal, QC Ouellette's Hobo Cubes project has made a name for itself gaining international recognition amongst hardcore cassette collectors, releasing things under his own Hobo Cult record label, as well as other amazing labels like: Digitalis, 905 Tapes, Ginjoha, Sicsic Tapes, Los Discos Enfantasmes, NNA Tapes, Hooker Vision and many others. This would be saying a lot, but we haven’t even begun talking about his other projects, ie, Dozens, Velvet Chrome, Escapists and others.

Molecular Geometry has Hobo Cubes tending towards some more experimental territory than usual, opting for synthetic blips almost as if this were a free-improvised sound art experiment rather than the usual altered-states, parallel universe synth drone that has been sculpted on other releases. A unique gem of an album in a stellar catalog.

Track Listing

  1. Side A
    1. Inside the Body of Eternity

  2. Side B
    1. Reproductive Chemistry
Family Studies - Life Cycles Vol.4: Animal Incomes

USSR024CD

Music by: Matt Read & Carter Gilchrist

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Family Studies

Life Cycles Vol.4: Animal Incomes

Released Dec 12th, 2011

The mind-expanding duo of Carter Gilchrist and Matthew Read continue their sonic journeys, leaping out of the warped noise-infused experiments of Torch of Heuristics and landing them in more subtle, carefully toned psychedelic and free-improvised tunes.

Featuring sounds of all sorts, Animal Incomes features the duo on a plethora of instruments, leading them down tunnels, pathways and sometimes into the stratosphere. At times trance-inducing, other times completely unpredictable. Impulsive gestures lead to unexpected places, carrying tunes/tones into uncharted territory. An interesting documentation of a duo in continual growth.

Track Listing

  1. Animal Incomes
  2. Outer Space is Vast and Perilous
  3. A State-of-the-art Adventure
  4. A Crimson Fail (for one guitar)
  5. Thrillingly Accessible
  6. Oh! Yeah! Frisbee!
  7. Consider My Back Watched
  8. Hate the Future
  9. Girls Gong Bath
  10. Manimal
Burro - Macy's Trip

USSR023CS

Whitney Ota: guitar, Stew Elton: bass, Andrew Hume: drums

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Burro

Macy's Trip

Released Dec 12th, 2011

Stumbling through the desert for days, you’ll drink any fluid that comes your way. Coming across a small pool of water, you drop to your knees, cup your hands and splash the water up into your mouth and face. Instantly refreshing, you know that this may have just saved your life, but it may have also been your biggest mistake. What choice did you have? You were only walking towards your own demise anyway. You feel a strange sensation in your stomach. You feel your head getting tighter. Your vision starts to blur. A loud ringing in your ears causes you to fall to the ground. This is Macy’s Trip.

Track Listing

  1. Side A
    1. Mirage
    2. Dark Side of the Moon
    3. Breath of Smoke

  2. Side B
    1. Heroes
    2. Reflexión
    3. Crystal Dreams
    4. No End to the Desert
Yankee Yankee - Ecstatic Dreamer

USSR020CS

Music by: Whitney Ota

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Yankee Yankee

Ecstatic Dreamer

Released Dec 12th, 2011

Ecstatic/Drone/Trance pulsating, building, exploding and imploding into sparks of life. Fireworks ignite leaving magic dust in the air settling gently in the violent waves of the sea. Beams of rainbows are thrown through the air like javelins from the Thunder Gods. When struck by these beams, you become instantly stunned causing a sense of stasis in your mind. White light/ecstatic dreams.

Track Listing

  1. River Waves
  2. White Caps
  3. Rocks
  4. Branches in the Wind
  5. Predators
  6. Hot Day on the Lake
  7. Outsiders
  8. Cheap Tricks
  9. Predators II
  10. Ecstatic Revival
  11. Blue Rainbow
Natural - Psychic Tribute : Spirit of Ecstasy

USSR017CS (3 tape boxset)

Music by: Whitney Ota, Carter Gilchrist, Matt Read and sometimes Paul Levesque

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Natural

Psychic Tribute: Spirit of Ecstasy

Released Dec 12th, 2011

These are the spiritual cleansing rituals designed to rid the body of ghost spirits that haunt us and guide souls into darkness. Spirits must be dispelled from our bodies and souls by taking part in these ceremonies designed to spew the ghost spirits out of our mouths/hands/eyes/ears. Dances and at times extreme body gyrations, screaming and the frantic playing of instruments helps to purge these unwanted spirits and demons. These are all battles from within.

Black & Yellow

  1. Side A
    1. Dressed Up
    2. White Squirrel
    3. Wild Fizz
    4. Shiver Moon

  2. Side B
    1. Unseen Unheard
    2. A Lesson in Persecution
    3. Nein
    4. Fragmented Fantasy

Black, Yellow & Green

  1. Side A
    1. Southern White
    2. Gold Chain Queen Pt. 1, 2, 3, 4
    3. I Seem Fine

  2. Side B
    1. Marine Madness After Dark
    2. Pin-up Hound
    3. Rapture Clinic
    4. Save the Army of Tigers
    5. Things Inert

Black & Red

  1. Side A
    1. Disembodied Consciousness
    2. Pradator / Prey
    3. Anthem of the Sun
    4. 3D Me
    5. Sulfuric Surf
    6. The Last Catastrophic Phase of His Life Began Happily Enough

  2. Side B
    1. Utopia..Dreams..Chaos
    2. A Gelatinous Invertebrate Floating Through Cosmic Nebulae
    3. Switchblade Saltarello
    4. Rhythm of the Earth
    5. Dreaming All Day in a Free Nation

Dundas - Explorer Series Vol.1

USSR015CS

Music by: Whitney Ota and Stewart Elton

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Dundas

Explorer Series Vol.1

Released March 26th, 2011

field recordings/
radio signals/
noise/
electronics/
effects

Yankee Yankee - Empty Room

USSR014CS

Music by: Whitney Ota

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Yankee Yankee

Empty Room

Released March 26th, 2011

A mélange of synthesizers and guitar masterfully manipulated create the effect of looking at a giant psychedelic cyclorama through a zoetrope. Time is robbed as you delve deeper into the sonic landscape. (A good surrogate soundtrack for the first Star Trek movie.)

Haunted Beard - Video Deathbed

USSR013CD

Music by: jared and henry and mitch

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Haunted Beard

Video Deathbed

Released April 1st, 2011

Track Listing

  1. Total Wolf
  2. Biomenace
  3. Secret Prison
  4. White Spider
  5. Video Deathbed
  6. Slime World
  7. Beyond Infinity
  8. Teenage Wizard
  9. Prehistoric Breakthrough
Family Studies Life Cycles Series: Vol.3 - Torch of Heuristics

USSR012CD

Music by: Matt Read & Carter Gilchrist

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Family Studies

Life Cycles Vol.3: Torch of Heuristics

Released March 25th, 2011

Track Listing

  1. Next Stop, Greenwich Village
  2. Evil Lord Ganon
  3. Ophiuchus Rising
  4. Mt. UunUuuUubUuq
  5. Not Worthy of Serious Consideration
  6. Future Fracture
  7. Torch of Heuristics
  8. Vulgar, loud... kind of an idiot
  9. Freak Squad
  10. Formaldehyde Hairspray
  11. It Already Happened
  12. Level 5 Charm Spell
Family Studies Life Cycles Series: Vol.2 - Density Master

USSR011CD

Music by: Matt Read & Carter Gilchrist

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Family Studies

Life Cycles Vol.2: Density Master

Released December 18th, 2010

2nd in a series of improvisatory explorations. Chronicles of our descent into the Sin Bin. Louder and more off-the-wall than Vol.1.

Track Listing

  1. Join the March
  2. Hot Rod Sux Deluxe
  3. I know It Was You
  4. If You Let Me
  5. Don't Stare at My Chair
  6. Built to Drool
  7. Cut Everybody!
  8. Underwater Western
  9. Never Ending Robbery
  10. Intelligent... and Witty!
  11. Wizard vs. Sorcerer
  12. My Corpse Suffers (but how?)
  13. This Is How I remember It
  14. Quit Putting Words in my Mouth
  15. Politika
  16. Density 51.2
  17. Endless False
  18. Frequent Failure Miles
Family Studies Life Cycles Series: Vol.1 - Sexy Creeper

USSR010CD

Music by: Matt Read & Carter Gilchrist

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Family Studies

Life Cycles Vol.1: Sexy Creeper

Released December 18th, 2010

First in a series of improv-centric CDs. Laid-back groove jams dance the mazurka with moments of anxiety and introspection. Impressions of summer.

Track Listing

  1. Sexy Creeper
  2. Yearbook
  3. Pig Skin
  4. Suntan Solution
  5. Forget about that Emergency from Before
  6. Socially Awkward Sparrow
  7. Not to Dispose of Shares
  8. Frosted Flakes in the Mourning
  9. Ginger Ale Jeans
  10. Indecent Explorer
  11. Morning Wood
  12. Tropical Wasteland
Castle Excellent - Silver Salad of the Moon

USSR009CD

Music by: Matt Read

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Castle Excellent

Silver Salad of the Moon

Released December 18th, 2010

/ demonic invocations /

Track Listing

  1. Snakazon Rising
  2. Sax Stain
  3. Post-Traumatic Dogma Disorder
  4. Evocation 1
  5. You Can't Eat That!
  6. Silver Salad
  7. Can You See Space?
  8. The Joy Of Being Robbed
  9. Shipwreck
Church of Jeffrey Adams - 12 Hymns by gentlemen of Leisure

USSR008CS

Music by: Brother Bjorn, Brother Joseph & Brother Mathias

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The Church of Jeffrey Adams

12 Hymns by Gentlemen of Leisure

Released September 17th, 2010

Track Listing:

  1. Side A
    1. Junkie
    2. Baby’s first steps to depression
    3. Friends until the very end
    4. Up in them guts
    5. Autistic Mimic

  2. Side B
    1. Tax Donut
    2. Testimonial 1
    3. Thunderbolts of Cock
    4. William Gibson, taste me
    5. Hajj
    6. Civility through discourse
    7. Jumper

Check out these exclusive tracks (not on the tape)!

  1. Cyber Punx
  2. Epic Party
Church of Jeffrey Adams - We Want Your Daughters

USSR007CS

Music by: Brother Bjorn, Brother Joseph & Brother Mathias

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The Church of Jeffrey Adams

We Want Your Daughters

Released September 17th, 2010

Track Listing:

  1. Side A
    1. Mission from God
    2. Contemplate this Niztche!
    3. Your thoughts on nihilism?
    4. A protest song about organized games
    5. Hardcore 1981
    6. We all love Kim Gordon
    7. Children playing
    8. Neospasm

  2. Side B
    1. Some dude...
    2. Black Metal has sold out
    3. Forsaken me
    4. Deathspasm into
    5. Deathspasm 1
    6. Deathspasm 2
    7. Deathspasm Climax
    8. Sax on the Bitch
    9. Drone on you Black Emperor
    10. I told you we were punk
    11. FUCK THE SYSTEM
    12. Piss on this grandma!
    13. 1 2 3 4 what are you crying for?
Church of Jeffrey Adams - Dirty Snatch

USSR006CS

Music by: Brother Bjorn, Brother Joseph & Brother Mathias

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The Church of Jeffrey Adams

Dirty Snatch

Released September 17th, 2010

Track Listing:

  1. Side A
    1. Yeah a vague/vag difference
    2. Tired of cooking Rice
    3. A vague sense of self
    4. Bike couriers aint’ got shit

  2. Side B
    1. Hey Kids!
    2. Gotta get to work
    3. A treaty in 1780’s geopolitics
    4. En Vague (with a harpsichord)
    5. A poem for rachel, that cunt
    6. Alleycats in heat
    7. Thoughts to go to sleep too
    8. The aftermath of a firemission
    9. Meandering
Yankee Yankee - Resting Star Album

USSR005CD

Music by: Whitney Ota

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Yankee Yankee

Resting Star

Released June 2nd, 2010

Track Listing:

  1. Resting Star
  2. Shooting Star
  3. Field of Stars
Wild & Majestic - Two Lone Swordsmen Album

USSR004CD

Music by: Matt Read & Whitney Ota

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Wild & Majestic

Two Lone Swordsmen

Released May 15th, 2010

Two lone swordsmen in the night
Take their swords out for the fight
Here they are,
Beneath a star
Battle 'til the morning light

Duo exchange. Noise/pastoral/free improv/disgusting battle/dusk vs. dawn.

Track Listing:

  1. Midnight Air
  2. Rat Scamper
  3. Hiding Something
  4. A Special Delivery and a Broken Compass
  5. Spilling Something
  6. Disgusting Rogue
  7. Dreaming of Midnight
  8. Awaken and Hide Something Disgusting
  9. Break Something Special
  10. Remember Our Beautiful Love/Leaving
  11. Gather Again or Ethereal Dream and Awakening
  12. Singing Alone With a Stranger
  13. Midnight Swordsman
  14. Truth is Violence
  15. Leaving the Goddamn Rat
Natural/PoLPOT - Split - 2-CD Album

USSR002/003CD

Natural: Carter Gilchrist, Matt Read, Whitney Ota

PoLPOT: Matt Read, Joe Smiglicki, Whitney Ota

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Natural & PoLPOT

Natural/PoLPOT 2CD Split

Released June 2nd, 2010

Natural is where it all started. Members of Family Studies and Yankee Yankee join forces once again to bring forth an eclectic multi-directional session of dynamic group playing and deep inter-listening.

PoLPOT is where it all ended. Members of Wild & Majestic and Joe devour everything that their musical forefathers built with amoebic indiscrimination and shit out a gnarly piece of musical purity. Pure insanity that is. The aural equivalent of a colon cleanse.

Recorded over 2 days (Natural on the first, and PoLPOT the second) in Calgary at Canopy Sound Studio.

Natural (White):

  1. Death to Trio
  2. Death March
  3. Grinding Dance
  4. Sun Lying
  5. Jungle Chaaaase
  6. Dancing Flame
  7. Digging Deeper
  8. Casting Shadows
  9. New Born
  10. Shaky Hands
  11. Purple Haze
  12. Journey to the Centre of the…
  13. Kinky Neck
  14. Pastoral Hillside

PoLPOT (Black):

  1. Sea Mist
  2. Singing Songs
  3. Killing Songs
  4. Staying Alive
  5. The Trip
  6. Discovering Something Hidden
  7. Discarded Cut-Off Jeans and a Pile of Drug Paraphernalia
  8. Youth Slayer
  9. Rehab – No – No – No
  10. ...And Now I Wear the Cut-Offs
Yankee Yankee - Best of the Early Recordings - Cd Album Cover

USSR001CD

Music by Whitney Ota. Track listing as follows:

  1. Blackness I
  2. The Sea I
  3. The Sea II
  4. Five Symphonies III
  5. Five Symphonies V
  6. Academic IV
  7. Academic III
  8. Yankee III
  9. Yankee II
  10. Cracks III
  11. Cracks I
  12. Scrabs II
  13. Scrabs I
  14. Painful I
  15. Murky III
  16. Murky II
  17. Palestine IV

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Yankee Yankee

Best of the Early Recordings

Released May 4th, 2010

A cornucopia of musical vignettes conceived and performed by a chamber ensemble of one. A synthesis of influences ranging from Debussy, Webern, Cage, minimalism and free improv. Haunting, tranquil, unnerving, meditative, challenging.

"If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite."
- William Blake
"To know who I am I have to write about an elephant."
- Haruki Murakami

Awakening from the Common Dream

The human race is tethered to a cultural and social construct. There are many who can’t shake the feeling of anxiety and alienation that comes from living within the imaginary bonds of a pre-fabricated world everyday. Floating around in the ambient decadent state that is the collective conscious they know something’s up, but they don’t know what. Despair if you like but there are methods of stepping outside the illusory fog that consumes us all in order to see the big picture. The medium to which one applies their intense concentration can reveal universal truths that transcend the medium itself. Possibilities will be exploding all around you.

These sound recordings are the result of one particular exercise - you could call it a ritual - that resembles a type of hermetic theatre. A process of playing out a drama that takes the participant on a free associative trek through an environment created out of their own subconscious divorced from the influence of outside stimuli, free of neurotic goals, allowing their impulses free reign in dictating which direction to follow while they morph, mutate and tamper with this raw universe as they discover it along the way. Moral or ethical dilemmas, distinctions between beauty and abomination and common sense in general are psychic barriers that must be purged. What are these other than the by-product of the common dream? Let nothing prevent you from embracing every notion, even if you end up in absurd, extreme or objectionable places by ordinary standards.

Subjugating oneself to the process in which you are immersed you become an audience of your own creation and can analyze it with objectivity, recognize the direction the piece is following, what the ideal end result will be and in so doing become conscious of where your values really lie in the corporeal world.

Afterwards you’ll have a neat little souvenir of your excursion, a manifestation of your journey to the centre of your mind.

A USSR Compilation CD

PIXXX

Released May 15, 2010 with Feedback Magazine

I'll be honest, I don't know anything about these songs or bands. I barely know these kids. They promised me a bottle of wine if I wrote something for them. They saw me carrying some records home and they've been like flies on shit ever since. They look up to me I guess. I don't know why. Sometimes I feel bad for brushing them off so I invite them in for a few drinks. They keep on asking me if I have any La Monte Young or Cage records. I have a few. I'm not some old prude. I know my shit. I even listen to some of the records they bring over. Nursing with Wounds or some nonsense like that. I ripped the LP right off the table and threw it out the window. Fucking NOISE. what the hell is wrong with these kids? So I tell them to look up Mahler, Shostakovich and Brahms. REAL music. Not some heartless mush that gets peddled nowadays. I don't know if they got it.

Anyways, I guess I need to write this thing up to earn that bottle of wine. They keep on bringing over tapes and CDs with some pretty far out stuff this side of the brain. Just check out the song titles, you can understand these kids have no regard for social politeness or trying to sell a million records. That takes a lotta gusto you gotta admit. The projects right now are created by the same Calgary and Vancouver kids that run the label and they cover a wide array of musical tastes and tastelessness. A bunch of kids have too much time on their hands and record their projects. Now they're putting out tapes and CD-rs of the stuff.

Eight different ensembles with eight different visions. Ranging from beautiful drones to harsh spasms to serious compositions to downright wankfucking. I'm not going to describe all the bands or songs, I don't have the time or patience. Plus they haven't given me that bottle of wine yet, so fuck it. Listen to the tracks yourself. You’ll get the gist of it. They are looking into putting out other artists’ compositions now too. Drop them a line if you're sonically on the same page. Hopefully they put out some vinyl soon so I can actually listen to it at my place. Give them a listen.

NOW WHERE’S MY BOTTLE OF WINE YOU LITTLE PUKES

Hank.