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Psychofon Records 10th Anniversary

Psychofon Mystery Box

Unbelievable but true… This year Psychofon Records celebrates its 10th anniversary.

After officially 50 releases and over 120 variations, comics,books, shirts and many other productions we celebrate this event with you.

Here is our first offer for you this year and there will be more to come. Psychofon’s Miracle Box comes in a very small edition of only 33 boxes. All Boxes are stamped and numbered by hand and including a lot of material of our choice. All are filled a little differently. The box contains 3 CDs and three mini CDs plus 3 x 7″ and a lot of other stuff like buttons, labels and other remnants of our productions of the last 10 years for the unbelievably low price of €49.99…

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The Residents – Mole Dance 82 LIVE in Studio (2LP) Coming soon!

One of my all-time favorite Residents Shows is the Mole Show. Thats’s why we here at Psychofon were very pleased when we heard about a new project from the Cryptic Corp. that we should work on. Unfortunately none of the original templates of the Chubs and Moles survived, and so the project became a great challenge for us and took longer than expected to complete. Now after more then a half year of production, the time has finally come and we are finally happy to present you our new release, a DOUBLE LP of the Live in Studio version of the Mole Show. Taken from the untreated recording, remastered by Master & Servant.

But we wouldn’t be Psychofon Records if we just left it with a normal Double LP. The 2 Records hosted in a wonderful Full color Tri-Fold Cover, which includes a small Mole Show Paper Theatre!! Now you can finally create or replay your own Mole Show. The entire Set includes the 2 LPs plus the theatre, all the Backdrops and all the Mole & Chub stage Figures to cut out. There is also a laminated pseudo backstage pass and a ticket for your own imaginary Mole Show.

COOL…?

~Andreas Mathews, Psychofon Records Art Director

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Metal, Meat & Bone is out TODAY!

The day is finally upon us! Our three editions of Metal Meat & Bone will be available for purchase as of this afternoon. On top of that, we have a couple more things to add to the pile–super neato pins and badges!

During the recording of their ‘Metal, Meat And Bone’ album,

wherein The Residents produced their own versions of songs originally recorded by Alvin Snow, aka Dyin’ Dog, the group found themselves experiencing a number of peculiar and unexplainable sensations. Call them what you will – impulses, cerebral interferences or just good old vibes – this was nothing new for The Residents, but what was unusual was the group’s developing belief that these sensations may have been spiritual resonances reaching them from whichever plain the long-lost Snow now inhabits.

Intrigued, The Residents began to actively open themselves up to whatever was happening, and slowly but surely ideas for songs, lyrics, melodies and rhythms the group could neither explain nor claim entirely as their own began to appear in their collective thoughts. And so this collection of songs inspired by Alvin Snow and those peculiar vibrations came into being. This isn’t Alvin’s music, but it is music which couldn’t possibly exist without those original Dyin’ Dog recordings, and without the journey they took The Residents on.

The Residents

So The Residents play Alvin, and somehow Alvin, it seems, plays The Residents. We’ll never know for sure what went on during those recordings sessions, but here is all the evidence we need that some special happened. Equal parts pan-dimensional projection and group exorcism. Or, perhaps, just the collective hallucinations of a bunch of guys who partied too hard in the seventies and could do with getting out more. Either way, The Residents hope you’ll enjoy.

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Important update regarding COVID-19 and restrictions

Due to strict policies in place here in Germany regarding the spread of Coronavirus, at this point in time we are unable to make any shipments to the United States or overseas. This includes Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, et cetera. It is very unfortunate, but we do not have any influence on this decision. We will still accept all orders and your items will be placed on hold until the shipping restrictions have been lifted. Though you may have to wait some extra time for shipping to happen, you are in no way missing out on a chance to order something limited here in our shop.

For all customers within Europe/UK, things shall continue normally and likely with minor delays.

We thank you for your understanding during these weird times!

Sincerely,
Psychofon Records

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Two new releases by The Residents: DIE! DIE! DIE! 7″ and Metal, Meat & Bone “Special Edition”: Six Songs Inspired by Dyin’ Dog on 12″ vinyl!

The Residents – DIE! DIE! DIE! 7″

Pressed on clear orange vinyl and limited to 200 hand-numbered copies, €24,99. Also available in standard black for €16,99 .

Side A: Die! Die! Die! (Original Alvin Snow version) Side B: Die! Die! Die! (new version featuring Black Francis)

Pre-sale begins 26 April!
Street date 15 May!

The Residents – Metal, Meat & Bone
Six Songs Inspired by Dyin’ Dog – Special Edition

The Residents brand spankin’ new upcoming album, soon to be available in 3 different collector’s editions!

Official Release Date: 10 July 2020.
Pre-sale begins 11 June 2020

During the recording of their ‘Metal, Meat And Bone’ album,

wherein The Residents produced their own versions of songs originally recorded by Alvin Snow, aka Dyin’ Dog, the group found themselves experiencing a number of peculiar and unexplainable sensations. Call them what you will – impulses, cerebral interferences or just good old vibes – this was nothing new for The Residents, but what was unusual was the group’s developing belief that these sensations may have been spiritual resonances reaching them from whichever plain the long-lost Snow now inhabits.

Intrigued, The Residents began to actively open themselves up to whatever was happening, and slowly but surely ideas for songs, lyrics, melodies and rhythms the group could neither explain nor claim entirely as their own began to appear in their collective thoughts. And so this collection of songs inspired by Alvin Snow and those peculiar vibrations came into being. This isn’t Alvin’s music, but it is music which couldn’t possibly exist without those original Dyin’ Dog recordings, and without the journey they took The Residents on.

The Residents

So The Residents play Alvin, and somehow Alvin, it seems, plays The Residents. We’ll never know for sure what went on during those recordings sessions, but here is all the evidence we need that some special happened. Equal parts pan-dimensional projection and group exorcism. Or, perhaps, just the collective hallucinations of a bunch of guys who partied too hard in the seventies and could do with getting out more. Either way, The Residents hope you’ll enjoy.

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New Schwump & Bexa Lala, plus ‘Song of the Lungfish’ on CD!

Schwump Bexa Lala Renaldo & The Loaf

To kick off 2020 we have some great new releases to add to your collection.

Barry Schwam/Schwump - Frog Opera

Barry Schwam/Schwump – The Frog Opera

“A long time ago, in a far away place, Schwump began the creation of his mysterious Frog Opera. But due to many moves, and many lost items, that Frog Opera became missing in action, never to see the light of day.

But, now, in 2020, thanks to the encouragement of Andreas Mathews, the opera was re-created, and is even better than the original.

With many new songs and sounds, this 39 minute spectacular will revive your imagination as you follow Tad, our hero, who once a human prince, then was turned into a frog by an evil witch. He travels through land and sea, earth and space, trying to find a way out of his dilemma. He meets a toadess, who tries to convince him to marry her, and stay a frog. But Tad, being a frog, not a toad, wants nothing to do with her. He abandons her, searching for a cure to his frog -ness. He has many adventures, including a meeting with Yodel, the wise Frog of Yore , entering the Swirling Well of Darkness, encountering the Alien Frog from Outer Space, battling the Terribly Twisted Toad Monster, and an evening with the enchanting Tree Frog Creatures.

This work, inspired by The Residents, may be the crowning finish to a wonderful journey of music and my imagination over many years. I truly hope you enjoy it.” ~Barry

Bexa Lala - Liquid Krell Metal

Bexa Lala – Liquid Krell Metal

(Featuring Nolan Cook, Track 16) From the beginning to the end, this little gem in Bexa Lala’s discography keeps the listener alert and surprised.

The songs keep appearing out of the blue and disappearing nearly as fast as they appear. But, as soon as you notice the invisible link between them, you start to follow the path led by the band.

You realize that they are on the hunt for traces of the ultimate sound of Bexa Lala, as if the band is covering itself. One can notice bits and pieces scattered throughout the history of this cryptic group gathered in one place. This album plays like “The Best of Bexa Lala”, but without the songs that you already know.

But there is more: Once you finish listening to Liquid Krell Metal, you realize the hidden potential behind those short gems of musical experience. Suddenly things that are hidden become even more intriguing then the content of the album. What would become of the songs if they were longer, fully grown, less “hidden”? And you listen again. And there comes another surprise. Liquid Krell Metal is like a puzzle. Nothing is missing. It just needs to be assembled.

Renaldo & The Loaf - Song of The Lungfish

Now on CD by popular demand!

Renaldo & The Loaf – Song of the Lungfish

Not long after the release of their Gurdy Hurding album, Renaldo and The Loaf set a competition called Gurdy Wording, for fans to write some lyrics or to devise a song idea for the band.

In early 2017 a winner was announced, Song of the Lungfish by Eggoddleo Jones. There was always the thought that RATL would one day record the song but, as is usual for their material, RATL gave no timescale.

The lungfish itself is a result of an extended period of evolution and so it was with the creation of these final Lungfish recordings which were started in 2017 and completed in 2019.

The four tracks (Song Of The Lungfish, Sacred Shore, Lungfish Hornpipe, Song Of The Lungfish Dreaming) are simultaneously jolly and yet sanguine – the fish being content to dance as they mournfully recall their long lost past.

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Psychofon Release Radar – Q4 2019

Fresh Hell in Fits – A Falsified History of The Residents

Steven Cerio - Fresh Hell in Fits

Four years in the making , Fresh Hell in Fits – counterfeit tales and miraculous events – a falsified history of The Residents” is 40 pages of finely detailed visions of a singular world done in Cerio’s unmistakable style. This narrative comic records Cerio’s falsified retelling of the impossible evolution of performance art magnates The Residents. A bold and wildly inaccurate travel journal along an asynchronous timeline losing you perilously in a superstitious fog. All predicated on nary a single kernel of truth, this wandering evolutionary tale of a blinkless spirit trying to find the right body. A story influenced by the group’s early releases that inspired the artist as a teen in the suburbs of New York with their spirit of free adaption and fruitful exploration. “The spirit and the music were both so looming and beautiful…like open doors” said the artist in an interview with Seconds magazine.

Renaldo & The Loaf – Song of The Lungfish 12″ EP

Renaldo & The Loaf - Song of The Lungfish

Renaldo & The Loaf – Song of The Lungfish 12″ vinyl EP

Standard Black Vinyl – Limited to 100 copies, 24,99€
Collectors Edition, 2 color vinyl – Limited to 200 copies, 29,99€

Both editions come with a special insert and are hand-numbered.

More info to follow shortly…