NEW SONGS NEW SCIENCE – v.a. (SHR 09)

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)

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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.

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.

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