Snake Handler’s first compilation, featuring fourteen tracks from artists from around the country. This tape presents a wide scope of music ranging from synth meditations to volk songs to exotic ambient music.  An integration of digitalscapes and mossy, forest dwellings.  Put on the headphones, settle in for the ride.  
$5 (Cassette, 64 mins, edition of 250)

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side a
1. Mike Erwin – Requiem (April 27, 2015)
2. Faretheewell – Dark as a Dungeon
3. Derek Monypeny – Now Be Thankful
4. Ocean Flauta – Crab
5. Barry Walker Jr. – Arkturus
6. Rob Smith – Tennessee
7. Jordan Norton – 19.9 KCLO

side b
1. Wednesday Knudsen – Petrichor
2. O Hannah – Sella Sela
3. Wes Tirey – The Body’s Better
4. Hayden Pedigo – Dust
5. Andrew Quitter – A Murder in the Moss
6. Furnace Bellows – Josephine
7. Jordan Martins – Seven Days Darkness

The whole compilation can be heard/downloaded/purchased HERE
For more info, contact us at Snakehandlerrecordings (at) G – mail dot com

Gnome Coffin – I (SHR 08)

First release from this shadowy collective from western Oregon.  The music is improvised meditations and beauty grooves.  Also, there’s a Sun Ra cover. Recorded in Corvallis and Portland, OR 2010 – 2014.
Cassette, 60 mins (edition of 38)



side a
1. Alap: mobilism
2. Gat: mobilism

side b
1. The Peacock
2. Images -> We Travel the Spaceways
3. Epilogue

From the cassette:
“Gnome Coffin is a gestalt organism experiment first begun in Corvallis, OR in late 2009. Conjuring the moniker ‘Gnome Coffin’ was condign–a spirit equitable to the unconditionally open nature of the band. This music is for, and by, all of us.”

“I can guarantee you that you will never play here again.”
-Mike Harver (~late 2010), then-manager of Bombs Away Cafe in Corvallis.

contact Snake Handler Recordings for a copy.

Roselit Bone – Blacken & Curl (SHR 07)

First vinyl release by Roselit Bone.  Apocalyptic, psychedelic country and western music.  Recorded in Portland Oregon, 2013 – 2014.
LP $12 (Black vinyl.  edition of 500 copies).  CDs $5 (edition of 300)

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side a:
1. Slow Hot Death
2. From Sun to Sun
3. Dust on a Calf
4. No Color of Earth or Sky

side b:
1. Land of Broken Men
2. Roselit Bone
3. Mojave
4. My Coward Heart (Is Yearning)

Music can be heard and downloaded HERE
For more info contact the Snake Handler through this website,
or roselitebone_at_gmail_dot_Com

That Coyote (SHR 06)

First release from That Coyote, a Corvallis, OR prog/hard rock band.
Captured sonically by the Vallis Labs mobile recording unit at the Ruby Palace, OR.
CDR, edition of 100.  (CDRs sold out.  download only, see below)


Track List

1. Shipwrecked on Olympus
2. Spark ->
3. Wolves
4. Cheating Life
5. Change
6. Thousand Mile Stare

The music can be heard and downloaded HERE


SPUR! – Lost the Trail (SHR 05)

First true release from SPUR!, a polymorph of original snake handlers, the Taint Brothers.  The territory is bent country music with western exotica interludes consisting of home recordings (and one live recording) made from 2012 to early 2013 in Bellingham and Seattle, WA.  Cassette, 60 mins  (Cassette Sold Out.  email us for details)

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side a
1. midnight prelude
2. Another Train Song
3. Rez Dog Blues
4. Sparklin Spurs
5. Living with Juanita
6. Back in the Saddle
7. Mule Train

side b
1. Taint the Metolius
2. The Searchers
3. Running Back to You
4. Welcome Brain Waves
5. The Drifting Cowboy

“Next, a cover of Ernest Tubb’s Driving Nails has everyone drinking followed by an almost signature cover for SPUR!, Ghost Riders in the Sky. Something beautiful and strange is in the room: weird whistles and chimes, sad stringed instruments and haunting rhythms, music composed of dark fragments of a lost western dream…. in other words SPUR!” -Scot Casey WHAT’S UP! September 2012

For a taste of the music, go here.

If you’re interested in a copy of the cassette, please email:

Snakehandlerrecordings at gmail dot com.  $5 + shipping.

Sinthaxis – Bending Space Machine (SHR 04)

The debut album by Sinthaxis.  Uruguayan/Oregonian country new age: Banjos and udus, pedal steels and congas, flutes and handclaps. Black Vinyl.  Produced by Sinthaxis and mastered by Charlie Miller.


side a
1. Té en Túnez (Waiting for the War to End)
2. El Rey Adar
3. Nelson’s Retreat

side b
1. Babble On, Babby
2. Wusûhihûñ’yǐ (There Where They Stay Over Night)

“Atmosphere. That’s what this record is about. But certainly not an atmosphere I’ve ever breathed before” -Agustín Soto

“I’ve been listening to Sinthaxis during my yoga practice at home for the past week and it’s awesome to convene on the spirit plane with your music. I stayed in headstand 7 minutes with the help of Nelson’s Retreat. And, it reminds me of one of my favorite records ever, Clube da Esquina.”  –Angela James

More information about Sinthaxis Here
Listen Here

FOR A COPY of the VINYL please email: Snakehandlerrecordings at gmail dot com.
$10 plus shipping

Barry Walker and the Tanks (SHR 03)

Self-titled album from Barry Walker and the Tanks.  Hand assembled records from the Oregon country.  Bowling ball vino tinto-colored vinyl.  Produced by the Tanks.  Mastered for vinyl by sound wizard Charlie Miller.

***DEBUT vinyl release from Snake Handler Recordings!

tanks front cover   Tanks back cover

Track list:

side a:
1. Your Daddy’s Lake
2. My Flame (grew too hot for your spark)
3. Comin’ Down
4. Valerie

side b:
1. The Iceman
2. L.T.D.
3. Volk Jam -> Alcohol and Nicotine
4. To Attica

Rocker Dan Jones says, “I enjoyed the sh** outta these jams, man. There’s a sweet spot where classic country jam rock music leans toward Crazy Horse (and even some Television), with stripped down punky guitar directness. This is the sound of summer from a place where summer only lasts two months.”

Listen to the digital single: “L.T.D.”
(and…Side A is featured on the CD-R release “Vol 1: Your Daddy’s Lake“)

FOR A COPY please email:  Snakehandlerrecordings at gmail dot com
Or, order below, and make sure to include your address: