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"Between June 1999 and May 2000 Ralph America posted several Residents MP3s on their website. Shortly afterwards, these exclusive pieces were collected on a limited edition CD entitled Dot.Com. Klanggalerie are proud to present you an updated version of this album, remastered and with new artwork by Pore Know Graphics.
In 2013, a new sub label of Ralph was started, Radio Thoreau, on the official Residents website. Radio Thoreau presented a collection of recent Residents tunes "fixed" by Charles...

Originally released / conceived of as two EPs, Duck Stab is both the group's most 'commercial release' (selling tens and tens of thousands upon release) and also one of their very best. The Residents are so ubiquitous in 'out music land' that it's hard to remember how great their early albums are.
Using very primitive equipment and a lot of imagination, "The Residents" created an idiosyncratic sound world that was both imaginative and very obviously theirs and theirs alone. This has tons of never...

Originally released as a 7" EP in 1977, which somehow managed to make their extremely radical sound somehow palatable to the new-wave masses, while not giving an inch in terms of creativity and weirdness, this found a huge following and sales success...

“El Año del Muerto is a compilation of mostly previously released material spanning The Residents' entire career up to 2009. It opens with a new track, "I Can't Get No (Spot)", a mash-up of "The Cry Of The Crow" (from the 1993 EP Prelude To "The Teds") with the lyrics from Snakefinger's 1979 single "The Spot".
Due to the album's similarities with the Talking Light setlist, the album has retroactively acted as a sort of teaser for the tour. It is also theorized that the album showcases an early...

"The most rewarding, the most difficult, and the most accomplished of all the Residents' albums, this was their departure into the field of imaginary ethno-musicography that they had begun on "Six Things to a Cycle" on Fingerprince. Ostensibly a...

"North of Greenland, well within the Arctic Circle, and on the floating ice continent surrounding the North Pole, lived a nomadic tribe of Mongolian descendants known as the Eskimo. Their culture was passed down through generations in the form of...

"North of Greenland, well within the Arctic Circle, and on the floating ice continent surrounding the North Pole, lived a nomadic tribe of Mongolian descendants known as the Eskimo.
Their culture was passed down through generations in the form of adventurous tales and ceremonial music. This album attempts to recreate not only the Eskimo ceremonial music, but also a living context for its existence, in the form of Eskimo stories.
Although on the disc, the stories are told purely with sound, a...

The Resident's fourth album is one of their very finest, imo. They've gotten a bit of experience under their belts, so the recording quality is better than the earlier albums, but the ideas are just as great as all of their earliest stuff (and with the...

One of their very best. The Residents are so ubiquitous in 'out music land' that it's hard to remember how great their early albums are. And this, their third released album recorded in 1976-77 is very great.
Using very primitive equipment and a lot of imagination, "The Residents" created an idiosyncratic sound world that was both imaginative and very obviously theirs and theirs alone. This has tons of never heard and rare stuff. Highly recommended.

"Produced with The Cryptic Corporation...

“Very underrated and beautiful album. Was also released as an interactive CD Rom game with artwork by the late Jim Ludtke as well as in comic book format.
An album worthy of your listening. Might be the last consistently good Residents album. It's mostly downhill after this...”-rateyourmusic

“Formed in the early 1970s, The Residents have been charting a unique path through the musical landscape for almost fifty years. From far-out, experimental recordings to highly conceptual, innovative multi-platform projects, the band refuses to stand still, and continues to move in several different directions at once. Produced with The Cryptic Corporation using archival tapes supplied by the group themselves, this package explores and expands the classic 1990 album, which formed the basis of a move...

"THE GINGERBREAD MAN is the story or, maybe more accurately, one of the many journeys of an entity that visits the minds of human beings, and spies upon their thoughts. In the center of these personalities, the Gingerbread Man finds each person's individual "brain song," an infectious piece of pop music that floats around in their mind. The Gingerbread Man recognizes this "brain song" as a human's unconscious attempt at creating order in the quagmire of chaos constantly confusing its mental condition...

"THE GINGERBREAD MAN is the story or, maybe more accurately, one of the many journeys of an entity that visits the minds of human beings, and spies upon their thoughts. In the center of these personalities, the Gingerbread Man finds each person's individual "brain song," an infectious piece of pop music that floats around in their mind. The Gingerbread Man recognizes this "brain song" as a human's unconscious attempt at creating order in the quagmire of chaos constantly confusing its mental condition...

"God in Three Persons is a tremendously complex project--a Residents novel in its symbolic depth. The album explores the relationship between a pair of androgynous Siamese twins and the cowboy who loves them. The narrative tells the story of the...

“Produced with The Cryptic Corporation using archival tapes supplied by the group themselves, this package explores and expands the classic 1988 album, which saw The Residents work for the first time in an extended narrative form, enabled by the advent of the CD in the mid-late 1980s.
'God In Three Persons' explores the obsessive, toxic but ultimately loving relationship between the narrator, Mr. X, and a pair of conjoined twins - this set includes full lyrics, previously unheard demos, live...

"The Residents, long known as the world's most mysterious and reclusive band, announce a new chapter in their lengthy and legendary career - not just a new album but a completely new concept: I AM A RESIDENT!. After inviting fans to record cover versions of their songs via PledgeMusic, the group have reworked that material into the ultimate Residents mashup, editing, looping and over-dubbing to create something entirely new. Hear The Residents reinterpret their fans' interpretations, creating layer upon...

"The Residents' soundtrack to a never completed CD ROM game. The 1990s saw The Residents release a series of groundbreaking CD-ROMs. Freak Show was followed up by interactive album Gingerbread Man and then role playing game Bad Day On The Midway. All of these stood head and shoulders above the drivel which increasingly clogged the CD-ROM market and all featured Residential music as an integral part.
I Murdered Mommy would have been no exception. Inscape, the company which had released Bad Day, had...

“In Between Dreams is a brand new live album recorded on THE RESIDENTS' most recent tour, which focuses on dreamlike material from their vast catalog plus a sneak peek at some brand new songs for an upcoming studio album.
The artwork for the album was created by Resident's collaborator STOTT HOWARD, and portrays a surreal Residents themed fantasy world...The digipack CD version comes packaged in a 12" tall, full-colored, 1990 style longbox. Recorded in San Francisco by GABRIEL SHEPARD and mixed...

“Luxuriously packaged in a hardback book format, complete with track by track contextual prose and lyrics.
Shifting from the physical world of train wrecks to the metaphysical realm of imaginary beings, The Residents present 'Intruders', their new studio album. Inspired by the persistence of obsession, 'Intruders' are seen as alternate beings stalking the corners of our consciousness.
The album's original songs all pivot around the unseen and the uncontrollable spirits stuck in the seams of our..

"The normal business cycle calls for a band to record an album, then to tour in support of it. But The Residents liked the idea of developing a touring show without the restriction of promoting an album. But after forty or so performances...

"Holding up the underground since 1972, The Residents celebrate four decades of unbridled creativity with "The Wonder of Weird," their 40th anniversary tour. This album, "Marching to the See," collects the musical highlights from that tour. Having...

The group's earliest release and one of their most inventive. Primitive as hell and also inventive as hell! Highly recommended if you don't already have this!

"Reissue of the Residents' classic debut originally released on Ralph Records in...

“Realising a career-long ambition, The Residents finally explore The Blues! Having been turned on to the music of lost bluesman Alvin Snow, aka Dyin' Dog, the group presents their interpretations of all ten of Snow's known recordings, alongside several new compositions inspired by his work.
Fans will be familiar with The Residents love of cover versions and imposing themselves on the material of countless seminal artists. 'Metal, Meat & Bone' sees the group take that approach a step further, having...

“Morning Music is a compilation album by The Residents, originally released June 25th 2010 on the Robot Selling Device. The compilation contains a hand-picked selection of Residents tracks, designed to be listened to in the morning.
"It is normally true that The Residents can be a bit too jarring for the morning.This compilation tries to fly in the face of that idea and presents a selection of up-beat tunes that will get one through a cup of coffee at home on Sunday morning and ready to head out...

"Music originally written for the performance MUSH-ROOM (2013) by Grace Ellen Barkey & Needcompany (a Belgian theatre/dance company). The Residents inspire movement with a mix of percussion and electronics that marries classical sensibilities with...

One of the group's early, quite brilliant and inventive early classics. Highly recommended if you don't already have this! And now with an extra 7 minutes.

Recorded in 1974, originally released in 1979 and now reissued with seven minutes of...

One of the group's early (their second), quite brilliant and inventive early classics. Highly recommended, and now it’s the entire story here!

“While there are a million stories about The Residents, one of the more intriguing concerns the recording of their second LP, Not Available. Early in the career of the band, the "theory of obscurity" was introduced to them by the German avant-guardist, N. Senada.
The plan called for the creation of complete projects that were literally not intended...

"Back in 1992, when group was only 20 years old, The Residents were searching for a way to celebrate their birthday. A Greatest Hits album was suggested, after a moment of brainstorming, they opted for mash-ups, an idea they had invented with...

“The Residents are an American art collective best known for their over 60 studio albums that were recorded over a period of over forty years. They also created some outstanding multimedia works, mainly three CD ROM projects and ten DVDs.
Working as an anonymous collective, their identitites were kept secret until in 2017 Hardy Fox revealed himself as their primary composer. Hardy died in October 2018, but the group continue to record and perform.
The PAL TV LP was an obscure release. It....

"The Residents are fiddlers. Not fiddle players, just fiddlers. They like to play around and see different ways their songs could sound.
They call this RMX. Some say RMX stands for "remix" but with The Residents, who knows? While the RMX concept is mostly associated with two album projects (The King and Eye RMX and WB:RMX), The Residents had also tinkered with individual songs. These were released as free streaming tracks on the band's official MySpace page (yes, they had one).
In 2007 most of..

"Performing as the World's Best Residents' Cover Band, Randy, Chuck & Bob celebrated their 40th anniversary with a trilogy of tours: Talking Light, Wonder of Weird and Shadowland. Imitating a band no more, they unexpectedly morphed into a power trio...

"The Residents met Philip Lithman in 1969. They became immediate friends and began playing music together. Snakefinger participated in many Residents projects with 1986 being a particularly good year for their working together. Plans were made to tour...

"Strange Culture (OST): In 2007, Director/artist Lynn Hershman-Leeson heard of a strange situation of an artist being arrested as a bioterrorist due to the fact that his "art" used harmless mold. She gathered a number of friends to make a film to bring more attention to the artist's plight. Among the friends were Tilda Swinton and The Residents who had worked with Ms Hershman on her previous film, Conceiving Ada. The Rivers of Hades: An aural art piece, Chaos Is Not Just A Theory, was written by...

"Brumalia was a month-long party the ancient Romans threw at the end of the year. It was a kind of New Years Eve that didn't stop at midnight. Instead, it stopped on December 25th. This went on until 600-700 c.e., it's hard to know exactly...

2008 release. "With The Bunny Boy, The Residents have created another off beat pop gem. A sonic roller coaster in the style of Duck Stab, The Commercial Album and Demons Dance Alone, the album features 19 fast paced songs. Obsession, insanity and the...

“Between 1981 and 1985 The Residents embarked on what would become the infamous, ultimately incomplete 'Mole Trilogy'. Intended to tell the story of two colliding cultures - the Moles and the Chubs - via the mediums of narrative storytelling and recreations of the music of those societies, the project took the band into unchartered musical territory, into the concert halls of the USA and Europe for the first time and, legend has it, to the brink of collapse.
Produced with The Cryptic Corporation...

All instrumental, very cinematic work from the Residents. Nice, gamelan/just intonated sounds and all in all, a very nice one.

"An experimental instrumental solo album from Charles Bobuck, primary composer and arranger for The Residents....

The Residents third album, which was the 1st one I ever saw and bought, when I was in San Francisco in 1977. Many people think it is their best work, as it totally disassembles a number of 60's top 40 hits into barely, barely recognizable form!
This has a ton of extra, unreleased and rare material, including the amazing "The Beatles Play The Residents Play The Beatles" 45, which I've wanted a good recording of since I heard it nearly 40 years ago. AND NOW I DO! Highly recommended!...

"When The Residents begin work on their 2007 opus to insanity, The Voice of Midnight, the group felt the need to shake things up, consequently they created an alter ego through which they could act out new roles. Proudly, The Residents christened this...

“Studio demos recorded for the 40th Anniversary Tour Wonder of Weird including songs not performed in the show.
Early in 2020, the group was invited to perform their seminal album God in 3 Persons at the MOMA in New York. The Wonder of Weird tour was the second part of The Residents' Randy, Chuck and Bob Trilogy of live tours (following 2010's Talking Light tour), The Wonder of Weird focuses on the theme of sex, with its lead character Randy further detailing the story of his life, now ruined by a...

“The Wonder of Weird tour was the second part of The Residents' Randy, Chuck and Bob Trilogy of live tours (following 2010's Talking Light tour), The Wonder of Weird focuses on the theme of sex, with its lead character Randy further detailing the story of his life, now ruined by a sex addiction.
Like Talking Light before it, The Wonder of Weird featured a stripped down trio line-up of Randy Rose (vocals), Charles Bobuck (keyboards/electronics), and Lionel Bob (guitar). The group wear variations of...

The Residents third album, which was the 1st one I bought, when I was in San Francisco in 1977. Many people think it is their best work, as it totally disassembles a number of 60s top 40 hits into barely recognizable form. Classic cover image!...

"This album has a complex history to it, so pay attention: Before they were even officially a band (early 1972), the members of what shortly became the Residents originally tried to create a motion picture, 14 hours in length and shot on videotape, in...

"Though some of the Bible is abysmal and boring, much of it is entertaining and important reading. The Residents have tackled this book in all its complexity without the responsibility of the scholar. Though many months have gone into research...

"The fourth step in our Renaldo re-issue programme and this time we have a very special item for you: Title In Limbo is an album that was recorded with The Residents in San Francisco in 1981.The bands played a very experimental jam session together and...

"What was left of Grandpa is the new album by Residents composer Charles Bobuck with guest Nolan Cook on guitar. A wild mix of styles and melodies and spoken words make up this great new composition."

Cene Resnik, tenor saxophone / Emanuele Parrini, violin / Giovanni Maier, double bass / Aljosa Jeric, drums.

"Don’t feel disconnected to the world if you don’t know the name Cene Resnik. Only now all things happening in the fields of Slovenian...

Cene Resnik tenor saxophone
Giorgio Pacorig piano
Marko Lasič drums
Rob Mazurek piccolo trumpet

“You can call it instant composition, free improvised music or creative jazz, but for the Slovenian tenor saxophonist Cene Resnik what really matters is what comes naturally. The communion with nature, and specifically with the naturality of sound, be it producing it (by himself and his companions) or perceiving it (the audience gathered in a venue to hear him), is key to understand..

Johannes Steiner-diatonic harmonica, voice, Amy Denio-alto sax, clarinet, vocals, accordion, Norbert Asen-clarinet, saxophones, chalumeau, voice, Robert Kainar-percussion, drums, trombone, voice.

Another great disc featuring Amy Denio; it isn't...

So, I get a couple of samples in from No Man's Land in Germany by this group I've never heard of and I don't look carefully at it and I put it in the player, and I put one of them in and the thing is playing and it's this very Eastern European...