PREORDER – Ships when in stock (early August´23)
Well guys, you landed up in the pre-sales section for a very special item.
We’re offering the upcoming and brandnew Alvarius B – Trolling The De-Enlightenment LP as a deluxe edition. This edition will come with a two track clear Lathe Cut (see picture), which will be cut exactly in a numbered edition of copies, accordingly to the number of incoming preorders. The maximum amount of copies will be 43. If we receive for example 32 pre-orders only, 32 Lathe Cuts will be made.
If you want one you have to act. This pre-sale closes when the maximum amount of orders (43!) is reached or at the latest on July, 31st, 2023.
Some of you may not be familiar with the lathe-cutting-technique….. get some info here … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disc_cutting_lathe
The Lathe Cut contains 2 unreleased tracks from the former Sun City Girl, “Pink Moon” and “The Ballad Of Lucy Brownbyrd”. It is material from another time, it’s psychedelic and feel free to be reminded at Alan Lomax, well somehow. Both tracks are completely unreleased and will not be available elsewhere or as digital files. The lathe’s will be hand numbered and the vinyl sleeve will contain most likely a postcard with a picture and further info.
***Trolling The De-Enlightenment is a solo live recording from Alan Bishop under his well-known Alvarius B. alias. It was recorded on various occasions throughout western Europe during and after the period he was recording his 2017 trilogy release With A Beaker On The Burner and An Otter In The Oven. Bishop’s presence and charisma, alongside his distinctive voice and the twisted characters he has to offer, filled the rooms he played in, and these recordings transport his unique performance vibe to this vinyl edition. The album contains some tracks you’re possibly familiar with, and some which have never been played before. There’s not only a re-written Bob Dylan song and two interpretations from the Burt-Bacharach-Lounge as we call it, but many of Bishop’s original songs are present on this first ever Alvarius B. live album release.
Alan Bishop is perhaps best known as a founding member of the legendary Phoenix/Seattle underground band Sun City Girls, in which he played alongside his brother Richard Bishop and the late Charles Gocher. During the early 1980s he recorded with his brother Richard and Velvet Underground percussionist Maureen Tucker under the name Paris 1942. Currently Bishop is working under his Alvarius B. moniker, and is a founding member of Cairo’s Invisible Hands and The Dwarfs Of East Agouza where he plays together with Sam Shalabi and Maurice Louca.
Alvarius B. – Trolling The De-Enlightenment LP will be released in an edition of 400 copies in 140g vinyl. 200 copies will be made in black, 200 in clear vinyl.
Anvils Keep Fallin’
This Guy’s In Love
Indian Summer Moon
Are You Sure
By The Time I Get To Phoenix
Smokin’ To Live
Photos by Hans Van Der Linden
Recorded by Peter Koerfer
Master by Kubbara in Cairo
Sleeve Design by Philip Lethen
Produced by Alan Bishop & Michael Stahl for El Burro Sabe Mas Que Tu