Barry Walker Jr. (SHR 10)

Barry Walker returns from the pools of pedal steel accompaniment to release his third album, Barry Walker Jr., a collage of country/folk songs, pedal steel experiments, pop, and rock and roll.  200 copies on black vinyl.

         

side a
1.  Waltz of the Wind
2.  For Willy
3.  Take Your Letters Home
4.  Too Late
5.  How Many Miles to Babylon?
6.  Jordan of the Rocks

side b
1.  The Boxer’s Omen
2.  Skintology
3.  Black Shit Blues
4.  Up On Johnson Creek
5.  Death (Everywhere I Look)
6.  Checking in with Bernard

Praise/condemnation:
“Trans/Sahm country for drifters on mushrooms needing a lift out of town. Imagine the Chill Out in full size pickup truck or a version of ‘Program’ by Silver Apples tuning into spaced out pedal steel, psychedelic rock and acid folk.”   – John Whitson, Holy Mountain Records

“the best Portland album of 2017”  -Scott Derr, Turn Turn Turn, Black Jack Records

Listen to the album !
Check out the video for “Black Shit Blues” !

To order, send an email to snakehandlerrecordings (at) gmail (dot) com.
$15 plus shipping

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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)

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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.”

praise:
“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.