Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Praire Fire Tapes...

...has ten, yes, ten new tapes available to purchase.

Happy New Year everyone! It’s PFT’s 2nd Birthday & we’re celebrating our terrible Twos with 10!! New releases! 

All tapes feature Pro-printed JCards, pad printed shells, pro- duplication, and downloads – we’re doing it up in STYLE! 
BIG BATCH SALE   only $55 ppd for all ten. Or go to the site and get the one's you want here

PF 036 Greenhouse – Forever Tired c83 

Long time PF friend Curran Faris returns for his third Prairie Fire 
Release. Forever Tired debuted last year as a 3 track 60 minute 
digital only release – but we’ve added another 20+ minutes to make 
this an epic testament to Curran’s skills as a lone guitar droner. 

We can’t be sure, but we suspect the title might allude to how Curran 
was expecting to feel as the birth of his first child approached. Even 
though his days are filled with child rearing, dog walking, and house 
reno-ing, don’t expect Forever Tired to be an domestically chilled 
endeavour. Elements of tense noise and synth explorations are 
incorporated into the usual GH drift. 

Find some decent headphones and a soft space to lay down and roll 
though this - complete mesmerisation will occur. 

Ed. 0f 75 w/ Download 

Design by Cole Peters 


PF 037 Grain Count – Ikeda Built One-Sided c40 

Grain Count is Winnipeg noise artist Pat Klassen (Sleep, Diabetes 
Foot). Our relationship with Pat started a few summers ago when he 
left a shell of a Fuzzface pedal (painted with bits of fur and plastic 
toys glued to it) on the doorstep of what was then PFT HQ. We were 
charmed enough to seek out this mysterious pedal artist and foster the 
mounds of sounds he was issuing forth. 

After a series of self released tapes, Pat sent us a 20 minute track 
of very minimal tones and severely restrained wall static meant as an 
homage to Ryoji Ikeda. The beauty of the piece is the sustained 
static contrasting with the occasional shifting of tones that makes 
for four pieces in one. Neither overpowers the other, instead combine 
harmoniously into a track that will appeal to sound art lovers as well 
as HNW aficionados. 

Ed. Of 40 w/ Download 

Art/Design by Cole Peters 


PF 038 Wasted Cathedral – S/T c25 
Wasted Cathedral is Chris Laramee, member of Saskatoon space 
travellers Shooting Guns. When he’s not part of SG’s effort to become 
the Canadian Hawkwind, Chris is laying down some brilliant Prairie 
Kosmische Musik. 

When we contacted Chris, he sent us a stack of recording to wade 
through, all of which were amazing. We initially planned to release 2 
WC tapes back to back – this the 25 minute teaser and a full 60 minute 
mind melter. After some heavy deliberation, we concluded that offering 
up too much too soon would probably create a soporific effect on the 
underground community on a grand scale. While the idea made us giggle 
a bit, we took the responsible route of doling tracks out at a 
reasonable pace. 

More WILL follow. 

Ed. Of 75 w/ Download 

Art/Design by Cole Peters 


PF 039 Gomeisa – Death Poems c40 

When Gomeisa dropped Treatise, his 4 hour box set on Phage, last year 
– I was convinced that was going to be the final chapter. I was 
partially correct. 

Death Poems is a departure from the Gomeisa oeuvre both sonically and 
visually. Death Poems teases with an static intro and then kicks into 
a spastic and emotionally turbulent collection of blasts and calls yet 
unheard by this artist. Even the cover art hints at something more 
whimsical than minimal. Top marks all round. 

Ed. Of 50 w/ Download 

Art/Design by Cole Peters 


PF 040 Adrian Dziewanski - Archival Anthems c35 

Adrian contacted us this fall and sent some tracks over that we 
couldn’t ignore. Beautifully crafted dronescapes that create stunning 
isolated and cold atmospheres. 

I don’t know about where you live – but there are times here in 
Winnipeg (especially in January) where if there’s enough snow and the 
temp is cold enough, say -45 degrees Celsius, driving around late, 
late at night is like being on the moon. There is no movement, 
everything gives off a blue hue, and if you stay outside too long, you 
die. It’s the best combination of beauty, desolation, and danger. 
Archival Anthems is a perfect mid-winter soundtrack – the point where 
it’s undeniable that everything is in a dead state. It’s not a requiem 
as there are hints of warmth and hopefulness of what is just ahead... 

Ed. of 75 w/Download 

Art/Design by Cole Peters 


PF 041 T. Fuller – Eat Your Beets c30 

T. Fuller is Terrence Fuller (Repulsive Bile & KkrakK). For his third 
Prairie Fire appearance we asked him to put together some tracks based 
upon a 2009 dub noise percussive performance. The A-Side is full of 
Scorn induced electro-percussive workouts that become consistently 
weirder as the last track fades out. The B-side begins to inhabit 
sonic territories consistent with 70s Italian zombie/cannibal flicks 
and Skinny Puppy’s mid-80s output. 

While the inclusion of Eat Your Beets may seem to be a bit a stretch 
for PF, we thought it a good match to the Crabskull and 
Tyrannosaurusex tapes in this run as well as showing off another 
dimension of the weird Winnipeg underground. Check it.. you’ll dig it. 

Ed. of 75 w/Download 

Art/Design by Cole Peters 


PF 042 Derek Rogers – A Crack In Everything c40 

We’re really excited about this one. So excited in fact, that it’s 
really tough to not veer into hyperbole while writing this. 

After consuming a handful of DR releases over the last year and a bit 
round the PF HQ, we were pretty sure we knew what we’d be presented 
with – but to be honest, nothing prepared us for how awesome this tape 
is. Melody meets sound exploration and harmony sides up against 
discord, the mood effortlessly shifts from beautiful and enveloping to 
flat out cranky over the course of 40 minutes. 

The title track and end exit track “Ghosts of Melancholy” have a 
dystopian sci-fi soundtrack feel (I was leaning toward Escape From New 
York) while other likes “The Ones Who Love Us Least Are The Ones We’ll 
Die To Please” have the potential to bring on a profound emotional 
response from the listener. 

Last year was a pretty big for Derek – what with his name was all over 
Best Of.. lists and all. We’re pretty sure this tape will have 2012 
pick up where 2011 left off. 

Spin these tracks for yourself and get your head around what a monster 
this is. 

Ed. of 100 w/ Download 

Art/Design by Cole Peters 


PF 043 Crabskull – Jovian Black Opera c60 

Another major surprise. Chrys Fournier, Crabskull, Scab Smoker drummer 
& Dub DJ, caught me at a local record shop in the Summer and told me 
he had some tapes I might like. We have gave me was two 90 minute 
collection of the wildest, creeped out dark hop this side of 2001. 

After digesting 3 hours of the Crabskull experience, I was sold and 
told Chrys to piece together a collection of the tracks he liked the 
best from the two tapes… the result is Jovian Black Opera. It’s 
analog, grimy, gritty, lo-fi, rough edged D’n’B that grabs hold and 
drags you down deeper and deeper into the dark. Def. not the last 
Crabskull release you hear on PF. 

Ed. of 75 W/ Download Code 

Design by Cole Peters 


PF 044 Celer – In the Finger-Painted Fields of the Eyes c88 

In the Finger-Painted Fields of the Eyes is everything you would 
expect from a Celer/Will Long release. It’s subdued, introspective, 
lonely, and beautiful. It’s almost as if a lifetime’s worth of quiet 
moments were collected and then transferred onto tape. If you’re in a 
space where you need something to bring you down and mellow you out, 
this would be it. 

Initially this tape was going to be roughly one hour long. As the 
production process rolled on, Will sent us a second version that 
pushed the length of the tape to be nearly 30 minutes longer. It’s an 
astounding collection of music that we are very lucky and honored to 
be able to present. 

Ed. of 100 W/ Download Code 

Design by Cole Peters 


PF 045 Tyrannosaurusex – Cities of the Red Night c40 

We tracked down J. Wiley after he posted some wacky drum/space echo 
dub like recordings and said throw us some tracks and tapes will be 
made. He followed up on our offer and came through big time. 

Cities of the Red Night offers up the occasional blast of computo- 
krautisms in the form of bleeps and bloops backed with basic drum 
patterns – but then comes the rumbles, the drones, the feedback’d Dead 
C guitarisms, the obliterated loops – man this tape has EVERYTHING! 

When someone has a debut release this strong – you can’t but get 
shivers thinking about what will come next! 

Ed. of 50 W/ Download Code 

Art/Design by Cole Peters 

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