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godspunk volume fourteen (various artists)

A compilation of thirty-five songs from nineteen bands / artistes. Features Howl in the Typewriter, UNIT, Dimm D3ciple, The Large Veiny Members, Nil By Nose, Shaun Robert, Bartles, Cow, Sil Pid, Ddong, Kimchi, Babobo, Tirikilatops, Baby Shit Pad, Royal Spud Hair, Benny Fitfraughd, Scraps and Peawet and The Revolutionary Army of the Nation State of Dave. Has a running time of over seventy minutes.

Listen to PUMF 728 PUMF 728

CD

£5
godspunk volume thirteen (various artists)

A compilation of twenty songs from nine bands / artistes. Features Howl in the Typewriter, UNIT, John Tree, Dimm D3ciple, The Large Veiny Members, Nil By Nose, The Melodramatic Monkey, The Flesheaters and Shaun Robert. Has a running time of over seventy minutes.

Listen to PUMF 721 PUMF 721

CD

£5
Howl in the Typewriter remixes The Melodramatic Monkey and cousins

Howl does the treatment on works by Cyril Bagels, The Melodramatic Monkey, The Death of the Enlightenment Project, The Style Pigs and Data's Cat, all of whom share a common gene pool. Three lengthy pieces have been Frankensteined together from an album's worth of audio each by three of the artistes, with five short songs from the other two artistes combined having been given a more traditional working-over. There's a lot of beatfreakery in here, and when that's overlaid on such an unnerving soundscape background it creates something quite special . . .

Listen to PUMF 714 PUMF 714

CD-R

£4
godspunk volume twelve (various artists)

A compilation of twenty-eight songs from ten bands / artistes. Features Howl in the Typewriter, UNIT, Data's Cat, John Tree, Dimm D3ciple, XxiiJ, The Large Veiny Members, Nil By Nose, Stevan Barnes and The Flesheaters. Has a running time of over seventy minutes.

Listen to PUMF 707 PUMF 707

CD

£5
Maybe Logic by Data's Cat

Here's an album that satisfyingly blends the best of 1960's / 1970's psychedelia with the energy and immediacy of punk, and adds some sprinkles of techno and electronica on the top for garnish. "The psychedelia slipped through a wormhole in time and got mangled with some techno, some hardcore and some plain and simple hatstand-bending lunacy. This is the music that Mozart would be creating if he was here in the 21st century." (The Death of the Enlightenment Project [see PUMF 679] , the melodramatic monkey [see PUMF 644] and The Style Pigs [see PUMF 581] are cousins). This is the twenty-ninth release in the 'Brown Paper Bag' CD-R series.

Listen to PUMF 700 PUMF 700

CD-R

£4
godspunk volume eleven (various artists)

A compilation of twenty-two songs from thirteen bands / artistes. Features Howl in the Typewriter, UNIT, Laszlo Klemke, Data's Cat, The Johnny Lieberbaum Pops Orchestra, Dimm D3ciple, The Large Veiny Members, Kunzysteem, Nil By Nose, Englandz Glory, Spycore, The Glue Machine and The Earls of Monte Cristo. Has a running time of over seventy minutes.

Listen to PUMF 693 PUMF 693

CD

£5
godspunk volume ten (various artists)

A compilation of twenty-six songs from thirteen bands / artistes. Features Howl in the Typewriter, UNIT, Laszlo Klemke, The Melodramatic Monkey, John Tree, Dimm D3ciple, Seven Footsteps to Satan, Nil By Nose, Cyril Bagels & the Alpaca 5, The Shend, Foxhole UK, The Red Guards and tbd. Has a running time of over seventy minutes.

Listen to PUMF 686 PUMF 686

CD

£5
Temple of Wounds by The Death of the Enlightenment Project

An album recorded to recreate a live performance in Sheffield, UK, from 2oo9. It's easy to imagine this as a lost Throbbing Gristle album, but there are other dimensions to the recordings to make this an album more relevant to today's Cyber-World. (The Death of the Enlightenment Project, The Style Pigs [see PUMF 581] and the melodramatic monkey [see PUMF 644] are cousins). This is the twenty-eighth release in the 'Brown Paper Bag' CD-R series.

Listen to PUMF 679 PUMF 679

CD-R

£4
godspunk volume nine (various artists)

A compilation of twenty-two songs from thirteen bands / artistes. Features Howl in the Typewriter, the taurus board, UNIT, Laszlo Klemke, Dimm D3ciple, The Shi-ites, The Melodramatic Monkey, Balkan’oliks, Boxhead, John Tree, Lenin's Virulent Muscle, The Death of the Enlightenment Project and Seven Footsteps to Satan. Has a running time of over seventy minutes.

Listen to PUMF 672 PUMF 672

CD

£5
Judas Kiss - the lost songs by Howl in the Typewriter

Seventeen songs recorded sporadically between 1996 and 2010, assembled here for the first time in glorious stereophonic splendour. Some of them have been included on other record labels' compilation albums, some are previously unreleased and in mint condition. This is the twenty-seventh release in the 'Brown Paper Bag' CD-R series.

Listen to PUMF 665 PUMF 665

CD-R

£4
Movement and Drama 2  »

This double CD set comprises eight radio broadcasts from the BBC 'Radio for Schools' series dating from 1976, in which each broadcast is aimed at getting 9 to 11-year-olds to move and exercise whilst using their imaginations - the overall theme is 'Jason and the Argonauts'. The best way to listen to these recordings would be one broadcast per day at a time when you are free to follow the instructions in an open, clear space, so you can flex your imagination whilst exercising your body. This is the twenty-sixth release in the 'Brown Paper Bag' CD-R series.

Listen to PUMF 658 PUMF 658

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CD-R

£4
Ray Reagan and the RayGuns by Ray Reagan and the RayGuns

This band were around in the late 1970's and early 1980's, but split up before the songs which comprise this album were mixed. The master tape was rediscovered in 2007 and the songs given a digital mix-and-polish treatment - now Pumf Records is undisputedly proud to be able to finally release the album for them. They're a spirited punky folk band with something a little unique.

Listen to PUMF 651 PUMF 651

CD

£5
the eggnog variations by the melodramatic monkey

An album of recordings made over several years in many styles including drone, chaos and trassock, with several almost-songs thrown in for good measure - but mainly the whole thing could be described as a massive slew of surreal bastard techno. (The Style Pigs [see PUMF 581] and the melodramatic monkey are cousins). This is the twenty-fifth release in the 'Brown Paper Bag' CD-R series.

Listen to PUMF 644 PUMF 644

CD-R

£4
374+/-1 [three hundred & seventy-four plus or minus one] by the taurus board

An album of trance / dance / acid / gabba / hard / house / strange / techno recordings* including remixes by John Tree, RooHmania, The Haddenham One and Howl in the Typewriter. This is the twenty-fourth release in the 'Brown Paper Bag' CD-R series.

*not guaranteed to contain all these styles

Listen to PUMF 637 PUMF 637

CD-R

£4
godspunk volume eight (various artists)

A compilation of twenty-three songs from eleven bands / artistes. Features Howl in the Typewriter, the taurus board, UNIT, Evil Jack McDeath, D.I.M.M., The Cockfield Two, The Shi-ites, The Melodramatic Monkey, Balkan’oliks, Boxhead and Heffalump Trap. Has a running time of over seventy minutes.

Listen to PUMF 630 PUMF 630

CD

£5
A Lane In Spain-Fox Trot by Haddenham One Orchestra with vocal chorus

A collection of mainly electronic recordings from Phil Smith, with contributions/ remixes from Howl in the Typewriter, RooHmania, John Tree, Astral Social Club, Mrs. Cakehead, the taurus board and Gimp Nipples. This is the twenty-third release in the 'Brown Paper Bag' CD-R series.

Listen to PUMF 623 PUMF 623

CD-R

£4
Texas Redneck with a Big Cock by Def-A-Kators

In 1996 the Def-A-Kators began working on new material, after approximately a decade's silence. They recorded and mixed six songs and then wrote several more, which were recorded during 1997 and 1998. It seemed fitting to take some time off at that point, and so those songs weren't completed and mixed until late 2oo8 / early 2oo9. The band certainly progressed musically during the decade they took off, taking them far from their initial lame punk rock leanings. Texas Redneck with a Big Cock has been described as "The best Rock Album you'll hear this millennium . . ."

Listen to PUMF 616 PUMF 616

CD

£5
Psychiatric Underground by Ceramic Hobs

The Hobs undertook many recording sessions during 1996 and 1997 that were scheduled for release as two separate vinyl LPs by two other underground labels. When this didn't happen it was decided to create a 70-minute CD of the material and here it is. A concept album, in essence, this has been likened to a double album where "things start to slip a bit around side three . . . However, the inspired lysergic vibrations are soon emanating again and a glorious recovery is made". This is a great album.

The 1998 CD album sold out in 2oo9; this is an official re-issue.

Listen to PUMF 609 PUMF 609

CD-R

£3
godspunk volume seven (various artists)

A compilation of twenty-seven songs from seventeen bands / artistes. Features Howl in the Typewriter, the taurus board, UNIT, Maybe Alaska, John Tree, The Richwoods, Arkon Daraul, HRT, Dimm D3ciple, Richard, SAASSS, Upwey-hey, RooHmania, Chelsea from Essex, The Cheeky Buddhas, Ray Reagan and the RayGuns and Las Vegas Mermaids. Has a running time of over seventy minutes.

Listen to PUMF 602 PUMF 602

CD

£5
Seven or The Union Won't Wear It by Heffalump Trap

An album showcasing this droning multi-faceted space-noise rock ensemble's live material from the No Safe Words or Tea For Alice tour in 2008. The album is compiled from the highlights of seven live performances, but has been edited to sound like one complete event. This will shake your boots and jiggle your cheeks, baby! This is the twenty-second release in the 'Brown Paper Bag' CD-R series.

Listen to PUMF 595 PUMF 595

CD-R

£4
godspunk volume six (various artists)

A compilation of twenty-four songs from thirteen bands / artistes. Features Howl in the Typewriter, the taurus board, UNIT, The Haddenham One, Jaw-D, Bartles, John Tree, The Shi-ites, Evil Jack McDeath, Turn Leathers, The Style Pigs, DimM D3ciPLe and Elwyn Temple Meads. Has a running time of over seventy minutes.

Listen to PUMF 588 PUMF 588

CD

£5
Biscuit Psychosis by The Style Pigs

A full-length retrospective album compiling all available Style Pigs recordings to date. Includes three alternate / remixed versions of songs, the originals of which appear on godspunk volume six. This will make you think that the 1980s never went away, but simply chased you up a back alley until you hit the present day. Ouch. This is the twenty-first release in the 'Brown Paper Bag' CD-R series.

Listen to PUMF 581 PUMF 581

CD-R

£4
for the kids in Nigeria by Hedgehog in Bracken

A recording of a one-off live performance by this cross-dressing bastardised cabaret duo, who formed to play at a fundraising event. Here be songs you might recognise - listen to the compulsory demolition of your favourite tunes, segueing into ones you hate! This is the twentieth release in the 'Brown Paper Bag' CD-R series.

Listen to PUMF 574 PUMF 574

CD-R

£4
Al Al Who by Ceramic Hobs

Their fourth album.

Listen to PUMF 567 PUMF 567

CD

£5
godspunk volume five (various artists)

A compilation of twenty-five songs from fourteen bands / artistes. Features Howl in the Typewriter, the taurus board, UNIT, The Haddenham One, Jaw-D, Bartles, John Tree, Needle Park, Big Ron Turner, Mrs Edna Watley, Evil Jack McDeath, The Charles Napiers, Satan The Jesus Infekt'd Needles And Blood and Las Vegas Mermaids. Has a running time of over seventy minutes.

Listen to PUMF 560 PUMF 560

CD

£5
godspunk volume four (various artists)

A compilation of twenty-one songs from ten bands / artistes. Features Howl in the Typewriter, the taurus board, UNIT, Litterbug, Pilzin Sox, Yximalloo, RooHmania, Stream Angel, The Haddenham One and Lenin's Virulent Muscle. Has a running time of over seventy minutes; sounds a mixed indeed it's bag of.

Listen to PUMF 553 PUMF 553

CD

£5
The Immaculate Confection by Mrs Cakehead

This is a 17 track album of songs taken from various previous Mrs. Cakehead releases. It could therefore be in some way construed as being a 'best of' compilation, though it's only 'the best of' in the ears of the compiler. Obviously. It's full of superb toasty lyricery and astounding dub tracks. If you don't like it then you're stupid.  This is the nineteenth release in the 'Brown Paper Bag' CD-R series.

Listen to PUMF 546 PUMF 546

CD-R

£4
Through the Ages, Live (Evil - Vile - Veil!) by Howl in the Typewriter

Here are 24 songs carefully selected from several live recordings, in three countries, dating from 1986 to 1996 - the variety in the recordings gives a good impression of the variety in the performances. This is the eighteenth release in the 'Brown Paper Bag' CD-R series.

Listen to PUMF 532 PUMF 532

CD-R

£4
The Future is Esoteric - The Best of Martoc by Martoc

A full-length album featuring 21 tracks taken from four other Martoc CD album releases. In truly esoteric manner, no information will be given in advance of you, the listener, hearing the music. This is the seventeenth release in the 'Brown Paper Bag' CD-R series.

Listen to PUMF 525 PUMF 525

CD-R

£4
godspunk volume three (various artists)

A compilation of twenty-one songs from twelve bands / artistes. Features Howl in the Typewriter, LDB, Litterbug, the taurus board, Pissed Off, Norman, Razor Dog, The Time Flies!, The Reverends, The 3 Ages of Elvis, Kate Fear & Nigel Joseph and UNIT. Has a running time of over seventy minutes; it's a mixed bag of sounds (leaning heavily towards Rock, this time) indeed.

Listen to PUMF 518 PUMF 518

CD

£5
20 Golden Deathtrips / Golden Hour of the Ceramic Hobs / Celebrating 20 Years of Mental Illness by Ceramic Hobs

This album takes tracks from seven sources - places that you are no longer able to go - and compiles them with two extra previously unreleased tracks into one lovely thing.

Listen to PUMF 511 PUMF 511

CD-R

£5
Orgasmic Death

A ‘found album’ circa 1984 - no other information is available. Time was ripe for a re-release, and digital remastering from its original cassette format. Listen - you may never sleep again . . . This is the sixteenth release in the 'Brown Paper Bag' CD-R series.

Listen to PUMF 504 PUMF 504

CD-R

£4
Friendship's Death by Howl in the Typewriter

Here are seven pieces of rhythmic, non-percussive music based around dialogue from the film Friendship's Death. These seven pieces are then revisited, reworked and added to with a large percussive element to create one mammoth trance / dance / prog / rock track reflecting that which went before - this remixing being done by the taurus board and RooHmania, both of whom have appeared on previous godspunk Pumf compilation albums. This is the fifteenth release in the 'Brown Paper Bag' CD-R series.

Listen to PUMF 497 PUMF 497

CD-R

£4
Some Rotting Vegetable Sessions by Christ + Satan

Here is a collection of modern-day tales, observational songs played in many styles ranging from rock, to ballads, to free improvisation, to electro-pop. This album was originally going to be released in 1988, but Christ + Satan backed away from Pumf because they thought that ". . . the guy who runs [the label] keeps all the money and puts the tapes out on the worst quality tapes in the world". If only I had been able to keep all the money, I could by now have progressed to living in poverty. I'm delighted that they relented, 15 years later, and allowed me to release the album. This is the fourteenth release in the 'Brown Paper Bag' CD-R series.

Listen to PUMF 490 PUMF 490

CD-R

£4
Electronic Music by Radiosonik

This is a double album of soundscape recordings designed to soundtrack your life, to engulf your environment, to lend your most private occasions a real ambience . . . the sounds contained on these recordings, illustrated fittingly by the title, will take you further. Think early Kraftwerk (in places), krautrock trance, hypnotic enveloping sounds, occasionally loop / groove / beats . . . This is the thirteenth release in the 'Brown Paper Bag' CD-R series.

Listen to PUMF 483 PUMF 483

CD-R

£4
godspunk volume two (various artists)

A compilation of thirty-four (or possibly twenty-seven) tracks from ten bands. Features Howl in the Typewriter, LDB, the taurus board, UNIT, pinkeye, Higgins++, Pissed Off, RooHmania, Gays in the Military and Las Vegas Mermaids. Has a running time of over seventy minutes; it's another mixed bag of sounds indeed.

Listen to PUMF 476 PUMF 476

CD

£5
Shergar Is Home Safe And Well by Ceramic Hobs

This album has been a long time in the making, and is a wonderful follow-up to Straight Outta Rampton (PUMF 350). It's a carefully balanced mix of sequenced pieces, songs played by a whole band and cut-up / looptracks, creating a whirling vortex of tunes, sounds and phrases . . . will you be transported into the other dimension that the band intended you to be? And do you care?

Listen to PUMF 469 PUMF 469

CD

£5
Greatest Hits (of someone else) by Howl in the Typewriter

An album of unimaginable cover versions of songs made famous (or quite possibly not) by other recording artistes including Chas'n'Dave, Devo, Ramones, Glen Miller, Paper Lace, Beatles, Animals and others. This was originally released on cassette by the oTo branch of Fencing Flatworm Recordings in 2001. 45 minutes of happy memories. This is the twelfth release in the 'Brown Paper Bag' CD-R series.

Listen to PUMF 462 PUMF 462

CD-R

£4
godspunk volume one (various artists)

A compilation of seventeen songs from seven bands. Features Howl in the Typewriter, LDB, Hebetation, Litterbug, the taurus board, Stream Angel and UNIT. Has a running time of over seventy minutes; it's a mixed bag of sounds indeed.

Listen to PUMF 455 PUMF 455

CD

£5
Oollamixy by Yximalloo

A truly beautiful series of works spanning the time period 1981 - 1986 from these Japanese creators; heavy in the use of sampling technology (which for the time was very advanced) and reliant of sequencers and other complicated things. Film soundtrack ambience and soundscape genius, using harsh sound loops as rhythms or blissful chimes as melody. This is the eleventh release in the 'Brown Paper Bag' CD-R series; it's also a re-issue of the cassette-only release PUMF 147.

Listen to PUMF 448 PUMF 448

CD-R

£4
The Silent Light by Killy Dog Box

This is a 'Stan Batcow Edit' of recordings made by Killy Dog Box between 1994 and 2002. It takes excerpts from many tracks and interweaves them to create one fluid, ephemeral piece of drone / ambient sound, shifting like quicksand and alive . . . it runs to 70m 37s and will leave your head in a different state. This is the tenth release in the 'Brown Paper Bag' CD-R series.

Listen to PUMF 441 PUMF 441

CD-R

£4
Wrack and Roll by Blunt Instrument

The long-awaited album by Simon Morris (of the Ceramic Hobs) and Stan Batcow (of Howl in the Typewriter and the Ceramic Hobs). They play for you versions of songs written during the time period 1940's - 1980's. These are not cover versions, they are original songs. It's a real 'rock' affair, to which you'll be required to mosh, headbang, pogo, do the standing still or the lone twister. This really is an awesome album.

Listen to PUMF 434 PUMF 434

CD-R

£5
Eggs, Beans and Mayonnaise by The Pre-War Busconductors

This is what any band you'd care to name would sound like, given all the enthusiasm but only a smidgeon of the musical ability or talent. PWB were a group ahead of their time, leading the way into areas otherwise untouched - taking source material from many popular children's tv programmes of the late 1970s, working on cover versions of popular music from the same time period with a shameless disregard for the reverence which should probably have been shown . . . exploring their pubescent bodily functions, hanging with the posse, valuing their Jesus Leaflets . . . This is the ninth release in the 'Brown Paper Bag' CD-R series.

Listen to PUMF 427 PUMF 427

CD-R

£4
Valley where the Moon Sleeps by Bartles

For those people who remember the 'Golden Hour' series of LPs, released by a subdivision of the Pye Records label in the 1970's, this could be classed as a 'Golden Hour' of singalong tunes for those with Tourette's Syndrome. John Bartles could well be described as the US of A's answer to the wild man of Borneo; he's been creating music since the 1960's, and hence pre-dates even the Golden Hour series itself. His time has been spent toying with the styles of R 'n' B punk, Blues punk, Country 'n' Western punk, even Yodel punk! Stan Batcow has trawled the archive and selected his favourite tracks to create this 'Critical Netherworks of John Bartles'.  This is the eighth release in the 'Brown Paper Bag' CD-R series.

Listen to PUMF 420 PUMF 420

CD-R

£4

Of the Tin City - Live at Mad Pride by Ceramic Hobs

A recording of a Hobs live show from May 2000, when they performed at Chat's Palace  - a venue built on the intersection of two of London's principal ley lines - in front of 150 mental health service users. "Listen to this record and your life will be changed forever". This is the seventh release in the 'Brown Paper Bag' CD-R series.

Listen to PUMF 413 PUMF 413

CD-R

£4
Voltmeter Abacus by Howl in the Typewriter

These four 15-minute tracks were originally released on cassette by both Scum Cassette Label and Inner Psyche Productions in the summer of 1997. Here's Howl at its bleakest, at its most evocative, hypnotic, persistent . . . this is music to fall in love to, to perform rituals to, to grow old disgracefully. You'll laugh! You'll cry! You'll despair! You'll rejoice . . . "If you only buy one album this year, make it this one". This is the sixth release in the 'Brown Paper Bag' CD-R series.

Listen to PUMF 406 PUMF 406

CD-R

£4
A Day in the Life by Stream Angel, Neil Campbell and Stewart Walden

The three of them sent me a cassette letter in 1989, which I rediscovered over ten years later and found to be surreally amusing - environmental, surveillance-type recordings, instantaneous freeform improvisation / compositions, stream-of-consciousness rhyme or reasoning, and a visit to both the launderette and the dry cleaners! One spanner in the works is that Neil Campbell hates it and would "appreciate it if you made it known . . . that I didn't ask you to release this", but the other two have no objections to it being available and share my view that it's amusing, even if only to some small degree. This is the fifth release in the 'Brown Paper Bag' CD-R series.

Listen to PUMF 399 PUMF 399

double
CD-R

£4
Ultramont! by Ceramic Hobs

Here's an album in two parts - five unreleased tracks plus five reissues of tracks that were only previously available on limited-edition lathe-cut vinyl releases. In some way, this fills in a musical space between their two 'real' CDs, 'Psychiatric Underground' and 'Straight Outta Rampton', including material that wasn't included on either. This is the fourth release in the 'Brown Paper Bag' CD-R series.

Listen to PUMF 392 PUMF 392

CD-R

£4
Four Hundred Rabbits by War Drum

The man behind War Drum, Ce Acatl, has been recording music for many years, in many guises, and this is a 'best of' collection compiled by Stan Batcow from four War Drum albums and a Unit 7" single. It features fourteen tracks, seven on each side, varying hugely in style from reminiscent of Throbbing Gristle to almost-approaching Heaven 17 territory. There's one track that your granddad will enjoy, and one that your hardcore gangsta rap nephew will dig. I'm trying to say that there'll be something on there for all tastes.

Listen to PUMF 385 PUMF 385

C60 cassette or CD-R

£3
Grand Theft Audio by Howl in the Typewriter

This full-length 24-track CD is a great release, dripping with soundbites and quirky backing tracks - yet another new musical direction for Howl. It's been created as three mini-albums on one CD, each lasting approximately 20 minutes, so there's no reason to get fed up with it if you don't want to. You'll never place all the source material, the whole thing sounds irritatingly familiar from the first time you listen to it. It's been likened to the work of Negativland and Severed Heads - and that's high praise indeed.

Listen to PUMF 378 PUMF 378

CD

£5
it was a foot! by Michael Aspel's Flying Saucers

This is a recording collaboration between Stan Batcow, Crayola Summer and Greg Barrett. It was originally released on cassette by Thee Foundation For Nothing, probably in 1997. It takes the form of six interlinked recordings focusing on the possibility of alien life, UFOs, little green men and suchlike plus three other tracks, making nine in all, just short of an hours listening pleasure. Instrumentation is mostly standard post-punk, but utilising other interesting sounds also.  This is the third release in the 'Brown Paper Bag' CD-R series.

Listen to PUMF 371 PUMF 371

CD-R

£4
Forays (Mystical, Imaginary, Dreamlike, Illusory) by Howl in the Typewriter

42 minutes - eleven tracks breathing fire into your soul, sprinkling ecstasy into your heart, gasping out bliss . . . this is the second release in the 'Brown Paper Bag' CD-R series. It was originally released on cassette by Dizzy Positivity recordings in the summer of 1996. Utilising computer-sequenced electronics, it includes trance beats, insidious muzak-style pieces, drones and pop to rival the poppiest. Plus (unknowing) guest vocals from some frightening people who are just, well, bonkers. This is the second release in the 'Brown Paper Bag' CD-R series

Listen to PUMF 364 PUMF 364

CD-R

£4
The Desperate Accountant Tapes  »

A six-track, 67-minute collection of spoken-word recordings displaying a huge range of human interest and stretching your mind in a panoply of directions. Includes a love letter, interviews, discorporeal answerphone messages, a monologue and a play. Despite the impression you may get that this is a somewhat downbeat release, nobody has yet said they haven't enjoyed listening to it - the process veers between curiosity and what could almost be described as voyeurism. This is the first release in the 'Brown Paper Bag' CD-R series.

Listen to PUMF 357 PUMF 357

CD-R

£4
Straight Outta Rampton by CeramicHobs

Scheduled for release in 2000 but delayed until 2001, this long-awaited album has proved to be worth the wait. The Hobs enter a new phase in their 'searching for their musical style' journey, where the songs are more up front - and catchy as hell! - and the subject matter more out there, more humorous. Nobody who's heard this CD has yet said that they didn't like any of it, with most folk loving it all. If you only want to purchase one Pumf product, then make it this one - and you'll be sure to add more items to your Pumf collection afterwards.

Listen to PUMF 350 PUMF 350

CD

£5
Sonic Wallpaper by Acidfuck

This technological duo bring for you eight live jams - "How does one jam, live, with computers, sequencers, samplers and the like?", I hear you ask. In response, I say it'd be well worth your while checking out this release not only to answer your query but also to hear the frightening results of their experiments in noise terrorism.

Listen to PUMF 336 PUMF 336

C60 cassette or CD-R

£3
Beware The Edible Fruit – Assimilate That Lion by Stream Angel and Howl in the Typewriter

This release takes the form of two 30-minute long trancey collage-y cutup-ey type tracks, one each by the two acts. Lovingly assembled from literally hundreds of different sound sources, this is decidedly greater than the sum of its parts. Tells stories, of a kind, without being in the least bit narrative. Amazing packaging! Comes with a booklet.

Listen to PUMF 329 PUMF 329

C60 cassette or
CD-R,
with booklet

£3
Psychiatric Underground by Ceramic Hobs

Sold out in 2oo9, deleted and immediately re-issued for posterity on CD-R. See PUMF 609.

  PUMF 322

CD

 
7 X 7 by Howl in the Typewriter (with special guests - yesmeansno; andy boot; thee shrinkwrapped genious, crayola summer & edith spon; acidfuck; smell & quim; norman; cute horse)

Howl presented one backing track to the seven artistes above, and they each added their own distinctive layers to it. So, essentially, here you have the same track seven times, but each version different from the last. Instruments used to create the additions are as varied as tabla, harmonica, Buzz Lightyear toy, acoustic guitar and coathanger. Once described as 'the best thing ever released on Pumf'. By a lunatic.

Listen to PUMF 315 PUMF 315

C60 cassette or CD-R

£3
Rorschach Ink Blot Testing by Rrrrrrr

This album is the result of a series of postal recording collaborations between two chaps obsessed with the letter R. The long-distance effect shows, the music fails to gel in such a manner that an altogether different listening experience is created, intriguing, disconnected and vital all at the same time. Both minimalistic and complex in turns; an all-enveloping encounter with sound.

Listen to PUMF 301 PUMF 301

C60 cassette or CD-R

£3
Homunculus Construction in 42 Easy Lessons by Job Finder and the Mental Cruelty

The third release by Judge Mental and the Heavy Dread Beat. They again chose a pseudonym under which to release the album. This is a logical progression from the previous recordings, but their expanding recording set-up shows in some superior, sharp-sounding raps. Subject matter this time becomes generally less personal and peaks as "One song describes highs the band members have received by smoking members of the animal kingdom . . . I wish I still owned a car, I'd blast this out of my speakers on the hottest day of every summer."

Listen to PUMF 294 PUMF 294

C60 cassette or CD-R

£3
Blessed is the Norm - Watch thou for the Mutant by Gravelin

Here's the last collection (so far?) of recordings by Stan Batcow of Howl in the Typewriter which have the common link of  featuring various guest collaborators. This time guests include Crayola Summer and members of both Ceramic Hobs and Def-A-Kators. By far the best of the trilogy, but don't take my word for it - buy all three (see PUMF 56 and PUMF 112) and judge for yourself.

Listen to PUMF 287 PUMF 287

C60 cassette or CD-R

£3
In the Beginning there was Shite (various artists)

In 1997 it became apparent that the first few Pumf releases had stopped selling, and so it was decided to discontinue their availability. To prevent them from being lost forever, however, a 90-minute compilation of the best bits was assembled. Features the musics of A-void, Of Sound Mind, The Howl in the Typewriter (duo), Sign Language, The People’s Temple, Henry’s Farm and Henry. It's a useful window back to a time of youthful spirit and energy, but goodness me, that recording quality’s dreadful. (But remastered).

Listen to PUMF 280 PUMF 280

C90 cassette or double CD-R,
with booklet

£3
Invite you to Chew on your Yeasty Bits by Treewirehead

Continuing our relationship with Inner Psyche Productions, we raked through four of their Treewirehead releases and chose our favourites for this 90-minute compilation of their greatest moments. Attempts to describe the music have been unsuccessful, but imagining two complete buffoons taking lots of drugs and turning on a tape recorder will help you on your way. These are possibly some of the silliest recordings in the universe - hilarious, bewildering and essential.

Listen to PUMF 273 PUMF 273

C90 cassette or double CD-R

£3
Bring on the Coincidancing Horses by Orange Sunshine

Although the band weren't together very long, they were surprisingly prolific. This retrospective 1996 release provides a comprehensive account of their work from 1990 - 91, and includes many of their most popular songs as well as some cover versions (Dinner's on the Table being one of these, a cover of one of the songs on the BILE! album - the influence spreads!). Attic Ashes, Basement Bones.

Listen to PUMF 266 PUMF 266

C60 cassette or CD-R

£3
Memories of Nothing by Howl in the Typewriter

More art project than traditional audio release, this includes a 40 page Howl history book complete with full colour photographs, another booklet presenting a thesis exploring various aspects of Howl's work and a cassette containing two 10-minute pieces. This project is largely handmade and each copy is unique.

Listen to PUMF 259 PUMF 259

C20 cassette, book and booklet

£3
Top Buzz by Ceramic Hobs

Full of enthusiasm after the resounding triumph of Ghoul Soil, the Hobs decided not only to record an album in one go, but also to revert to their original name. The Muffy Woo Ghoul Soil Stomp was revisited in an epic 30-minute recording, layered deeply with sounds of beauty and terror over a driving rhythm section, and five other tracks were produced for side two - including the first version of the seminal 'Gay Skinhead'. Truly the ultimate collection of rave anthems (direct from Ibiza). Rave On!

Listen to PUMF 252 PUMF 252

C60 cassette or CD-R

£3
The Not Unpleasant Smell of Horse by Howl in the Typewriter

By 1995 there were enough songs recorded for another album, although it hadn't been entered into as a specific 'recording an album' project. Side one features two of Howl's finest works - I am the Horse and Dead Men - whilst side two consists of songs from the 1991-3 live set recreated in a controlled environment. An essential item for anybody's audio shelf.

Listen to PUMF 245 PUMF 245

C60 cassette or CD-R

£3
You don’t need a Pickaxe to collect Ghoul Soil by Blood Klat (in Spume Bummer)

More one-day recording sessions by the Ceramic Hobs during 1994 and 1995 produced this album of essentially pop songs - this is as commercial as it gets. They adopted a second assumed name for this release, which although recorded in both the same environment and conditions, and with similar instrumentation, ended up with a completely different feel to it. Contains two much-referred to cover versions and the original, classic - nay, definitive! - recording of The Muffy Woo Ghoul Soil Stomp.

Listen to PUMF 238 PUMF 238

C60 cassette or CD-R

£3
Fainting Memories of Lancashire Hotpot (various artists)

This was a simultaneous release along with Inner Psyche Productions, a UK label operating on very similar lines to ourselves; we each released a sampler cassette of works by the other label's artistes. This is an introduction to Crayola Summer, Colgates, Shrinkwrapped Genious and Treewirehead - pop songs, garage, bizarre and stupid (in that order).

Listen to PUMF 231 PUMF 231

C60 cassette or CD-R

£3
Pet Sounds by Blackpool Beach Boys and Girl

This is a faithful track-by-track recreation of the Beach Boys 1966 benchmark album, with a unique minimalist interpretation of the musical backing. The vocal style is comparatively unique, too, recreating those close harmonies . . . or perhaps not. This is most decidedly A Tribute To The Original, despite possible interpretations.

Listen to PUMF 224 PUMF 224

C60 cassette or CD-R

£3
Pumf up the Volume (various artists)

A compilation of songs from Pumf bands and other kindred spirits. This, if you're a Pumf Virgin, is a startlingly beautiful introduction to Pumf. Features Cabbage Head, Ceramic Hobs, Dandelion Adventure, Def-A-Kators,   Howl in the Typewriter, Jah Rizlafoureye and the Heady Bread Beast, Judge Mental and the Heavy Dread Beat, Orange Sunshine, Raw Veg, Salty Grouse Castration Squad, Satan the Jesus Barmy Army, and SWANC. Comes with a booklet.

Listen to PUMF 217 PUMF 217

C90 cassette or double CD-R,
with booklet

£3
Grab yr. Balaclavas and let’s go! by Jah Rizlafoureye and the Heady Bread Beast

The second release by this duo, previously called Judge Mental and the Heavy Dread Beat. The tracks are all short raps, mostly insulting individuals and spouted from "the Bernard Manning of Rap . . . to be fair, a decent quota of laughs can be had from Jah's ludicrously insular tales". Drum machine, samples, sequenced loops and plenty of attitude.

Listen to PUMF 210 PUMF 210

C60 cassette or CD-R

£3
Nihilistik Subkultures shall Thrive upon these Deathly Visions by Salty Grouse Castration Squad

The Ceramic Hobs got back together in 1993 for several one-day recording sessions, fitted around day release from the psychiatric unit. They used an assumed name for the album, which against the odds was a true masterpiece - a weird mix of driving rhythms or almost none, heavy bass, cut-ups, screaming guitar. This is another definitive rung on the ladder of the Ceramic Hobs musical journey.

Listen to PUMF 203 PUMF 203

C60 cassette or CD-R

£3
The Book of Ptath by Howl in the Typewriter

Inspired by the chapter titles in a pulp science fiction novel by A. E. Van Vogt, these recordings are entirely keyboard-based. It was decided to play all the parts live and use multi-track recording instead of sequencing, which has removed the precision and lent a sense of immediacy. These eerie pieces of atmospheric sound are both compelling and compulsive in their exploration of rhythms.

Listen to PUMF 196 PUMF 196

C60 cassette or CD-R

£3
We’re on a Round Robin to Hell by Def-A-Kators

Tracks from the first two recording sessions by this, undoubtedly the last great punk band. Described as a cross between the late lamented Voidoids and Phil Spector's Wall of Sound in a motorway pile-up (couldn't see it myself). These songs have a great sing-along spirit to them and are essential listening, if only to find out how much fun the band had at the recording sessions. Includes a bonus track from their first ever rehearsal!

Listen to PUMF 189 PUMF 189

C60 cassette or CD-R

£3
Love and Degradation by HITT

Two more of the 30-minute backing tapes used in Howl in the Typewriter live performances, again under the cunningly cryptic nom de guerre, and again aptly described by their titles. Be wary.

Listen to PUMF 175 PUMF 175

C60 cassette or CD-R

£3
Mouldy Roll by SWANC

This recording consists of two 30-minute mini-LPs (one 'Rock', one 'Pop') plus 30 mins of bonus live songs. Stewart Walden And Neil Campbell’s original approach to music defies description, although here's one reviewer's attempt: "songs . . . are just so majestically stupid that you're forced to listen closely . . . in order to fully appreciate the shoddy magnificence. For something that mostly sounds like a tramp rolling dustbins down a fire escape, Mouldy Roll is a pretty astonishing collection."

Listen to PUMF 168 PUMF 168

C90 cassette or double CD-R

£3
Dog-turd in Shrewsbury by Howl in the Typewriter

By 1991 the next batch of studio recordings had accrued, being compiled into a 90-minute cassette LP. Along with this it was decided to release two 25-minute tracks on a C60 - one live piece tracing life from birth to death, and 'Concerto for a Dish of Frogs', studio recordings of 7 songs from the Howl live set segued into a complete piece. The music on these cassettes exceeded expectations in its sheer glory. The package was completed with 7 posters, a badge and a lyric / artwork book. Something for all the family - a multi-media package indeed!

Listen to PUMF 161 PUMF 161

C90 & C60 cassette, book,
7 posters, badge

£5
Talbot Road by Judge Mental & the Heavy Dread Beat

This is a collection of many, many short wraps using very basic instrumentation - drum machine, bassline machine, samples, occasional guitar or bass - to back some virulent tongue-lashing. There's a unique blend of rap, electronic, acid house and noiseterror going on here, and mental turmoil so deep you can swim in it. The accompanying lyric booklet will dish the dirt and baffle your braincells. The duo went on to record much more material, available in two more album releases - PUMF 210 and PUMF 294.

Listen to PUMF 154 PUMF 154

C60 cassette or
CD-R,
with booklet

£3
The Very Worst of Howl in the Typewriter by Howl in the Typewriter

Presented here are a clutch of first versions, alternative takes, audio diary pieces and technical problem solving recordings which by 1989 had accumulated to just under an hour's worth of material. The phrase "warts 'n' all" is woefully inadequate. Without a doubt, these rank amongst the very worst songs ever recorded. Utter rubbish.

Listen to PUMF 140 PUMF 140

C60 cassette or CD-R

£3
Cheesecake and Chips by Troll

Another collection of recordings by Stan Batcow of Howl in the Typewriter which have the common link of  featuring various guest collaborators. This features mainly different guests to PUMF 56, including members of Cyclic Amp and an embryonic Stream Angel, and became the second in the trilogy (by the time the third one, PUMF 287, was released).

Listen to PUMF 112 PUMF 112

C60 cassette or CD-R

£3
Hate and Mutilation by HITT

Live performances by Howl in the Typewriter invariably utilised non-synced backing tapes, and much time was spent in the creation of these. Following a comment by a listener that the backing tapes themselves stood up to being listened to on their own, it was decided to release two of the most-used recordings under a cunningly cryptic nom de guerre. Hence, here you have two 30-minute multi-layered pieces aptly described by their titles. Beware.

Listen to PUMF 105 PUMF 105

C60 cassette or CD-R

£3
Going down the Cat and Trifle by Howl in the Typewriter

The songs were mounting up, and had been recorded sporadically over a lengthy period of time on whatever recording medium was to hand . . . okay, so the sound quality could be better, but the songs stand alone on this, Howl's first batch of studio recordings, ranging from sound collages to perfect pop. A 1987 taste of things to come and a definite step toward that idiosyncratic Howl non-sound.

Listen to PUMF 98 PUMF 98

C60 cassette or CD-R

£3
The Amazing Ron Brewer - Donkey Man by Barbara Dwyer

Following on from their critically acclaimed, much sought-after debut included on the BILE! release (PUMF 56), Barbara Dwyer produced this dadaist surrealist avant-garde mishmash, using various ‘found’ voices and rudimentary instrumentation. The only logical critical response was, "Genius or what?"

Listen to PUMF 91 PUMF 91

C60 cassette or CD-R

£3
Would you Believe? There’s a Happening! by Howl in the Typewriter

Another audience-testing performance, this time from 1986 - live dementia, love and peace, the Night of the Summer of Love (etc). Features an improvised piece during which audience members were invited onto the stage to play; at one point there were seventeen people on stage, mainly playing electric guitars. Also includes a segment from another live performance, during which all the equipment was packed away piece by piece, leaving the backing tape to finish the gig on its own.

Listen to PUMF 70 PUMF 70

C60 cassette or CD-R

£3
It’s Now or Never! by BILE!

A collection of recordings by Stan Batcow of Howl in the Typewriter which have the common link of  featuring various guest collaborators. The varied inputs and influences make this a plethora of differing songs and includes the first suite of recordings by Barbara Dwyer, a recording collaboration who were to resurface on PUMF 91. It's Now or Never! turned out to be part one of a trilogy of cassette releases (see PUMF 112 and PUMF 287).

Listen to PUMF 56

PUMF 56

C60 cassette or CD-R

£3

Worlds Tour - LIVE on Saturn and Jupiter by Howl in the Typewriter

Two early live performances from this solo artist, dating from 1985,during which audiences were pushed to the limit. Elements of the show included Howl watching TV on stage with his back to the audience, whilst backing tapes screeched, guitars fed back and drum machines clattered. Songs, played on a single instrument alongside drum machine and backing tapes, seem to describe a bastardised middle eight for a half-hour noise symphony. Severe minimalism, extreme nihilism . . .

Listen to PUMF 49

PUMF 49

C60 cassette or CD-R

£3

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