The A is a fully-orchestrated version of two Alvarius B. tracks (one from the Sun City Girls’ 330,003 Crossdressers From Beyond the Rig Veda LP); the B is a Morrocan folk cover sung in Arabic by Aya Hemeda.
Rare stuff from 1986-1993. Arab guitar instrumentals; acoustic pseudo-Asian folk; a heavy, ecstatic, ten-minute, live version of The Flower. A great way into the catalogue.
Second, 1998 album by Alan Bishop, from the Sun City Girls (and Sublime Frequencies) — ‘dark, twisted and apocalyptic… epic lo-fi cassette deconstruction/demolition of everything ‘folk-singer-songwriter’.’
Uproarious mix-up of Molam pop, Thai acid-rock, Javanese dangdut, default TwoTone and Cambodian instro-drama from the Oakland CA seven-piece including Sublime Frequencies’ Mark Gerghis (with Alan Bishop guesting).
A beguiling sixth installment of the solo project of Alan Bishop from the Sun City Girls and Sublime Frequencies, presented in a gorgeous, thirty-two-page, hard-bound booklet of erotic art.
The first, 1994 album. Thirty-two lo-fi folk-guitar instros: Appalachian polyrhythms, dark melodies, flamenco thrash, alien tunings, pseudo eastern drones, cinematic backroad twang, other hybrids not easily described.