I'm still in Lisbon with the CP - I can definitely imagine living here permanently. The beauty of the city, the depth of its cultural heritage (conquests by the Romans, Visigoths, Moors, and roving mobs of Gene Loves Jezebel enthusiasts), and the crazed positivity of its people are enthralling and seductive. Beats the Hell out of Lake Worth, Florida...
Apologies for being late with the new release update. Let's get to it. (
Here are the forthcoming and newly-issued recordings:
TLASILA - Each Day Vomits Its Tomorrow
EDVIT Tapes C-60
Rescued from the wreckage of the Teenage Whore label...
TLASILA - Les poisons délectables
VA - Brains on Backwash
905 Tapes C-92
(TLASILA contributed the track "October Sledges Overhand.")
VA - Skyskip (1995-2008)
Menlo Park Recordings (Internet-only compilation)
(The TLASILA tracks are "Song of Roland a Single Corkscrew Curl" and "Mothers Over Silverpoint." There's also a track from the Memories of Underdevelopment album.)
EMusic & Amazon, and iTunes (look for it on their search engine).
TLASILA - Shorty Tapes 9
Middle James Co. C-30
(Live at The Underground, Hamilton, Ontario, 3 Sept 2006.)
TLASILA / Lezet - The Wigmaker in 18th Century Williamsburg Revisited
Ambolthue Records CDR
TLASILA neither performed nor provided production assistance on this new recording - Igor (Lezet) asked if he could re-edit/re-work/mashup the songs on "Wigmaker," and and I gave him my permission. The Ambolthue release should have ideally been billed as "Lezet vs. TLASILA," but it's too late to moan about it now...
TLASILA / Demonologists - Split C90
Hung Like a Horse?! Records
(Beware - these guys are apparently taking ages to fill orders.)
TLASILA / Al Qaeda - Split 7"
Heavy Psych Records
(Our track is "Illiquidity Study C.")
TLASILA - The Grief That Shrieked to Multiply (2xCD)
Two-disc compilation featuring 28 international artists remixing previously-unissued TLASILA material. Includes submissions by Thee Majesty, RLW, Runzelstirn & Gurgelstock, Alexi Borisov, Duran Duran Duran, Otto Von Schirach, Larsen, Sudden Infant, Anton Nikkila, and others.
Important Records asked for the album initially and was scheduled to release it, but of late they've run into money problems and were unable to send it into production.
(Either that, or they didn't want to release a double set with mixes by both 16 Bitch Pileup and Weasel Walter...)
OUT IN SEPTEMBER 2009
TLASILA - Épuration (CD)
All new full-length CD, recorded 2008.
SCHEDULED FOR MID-2009 RELEASE
TLASILA - The Cortege
Uncertain if this will feature Don Fleming's mix, Rat Bastard's "rock" mix, a combination of both, or what. Graham Moore is in charge of this one.
TLASILA - Refusal (2XCD)
Menlo Park Recordings
Two-disc retrospective spanning 1990 to 2009.
OUT LATER IN 2009.
Tom Smith & Kevin Drumm - Reconquer Sleep or Disappear (CD)
Five years in the making (yeah, another one - I do these albums in parallel, y'know), this collaboration will either kill everyone, or piss them all off, or both.
Savage Land Records
OUT IN APRIL 2009
TLASILA - Commiiinnggg! and Practis'd the Black Art
First legitimate release of this infinitely delayed album recorded in 1996 by Tom Van Dyke at the Firehouse, Los Angeles. Remixed and remastered by yours truly.
Savage Land Records
Maude - First Single
I'll be shopping this around soon. Maude is a duo comprising Mark Morgan (Sightings, et al) and Tom Smith (that'd be me). The sessions were recorded in NYC in 2007 by fellow Shavian associate Patrick Spurlock, and were whittled down to a pair of three-minute pieces in late '08 pour moi.
I'LL LET YOU KNOW
And, if you please, let's not forget the first five releases on my new label, Karl Schmidt Verlag:
KSV 001 TLASILA - Konstriktion und Narzissmus
KSV 002 Analog Suicide / Hull Curve - Live at Pit's Salon
KSV 003 Brüning/Schuhmacher/Schmidt - Extrakte und Deformationen
KSV 004 Tom Smith - Limmerstrasse Vol. 1
KSV 005 Tom Smith & Pit Noack - Lange Pause, dann noch eine Zigarette
ALL OUT NOW!
That's it for now. I'll add pix later.
Tom, Alfama, Lisboa