Anvil Salute


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ABOUT


We are Anvil Salute. We are pleased to make your acquaintance. In our vast interwebs tag cloud, we have been labeled as experimental, psychedelic, pysch-folk, post-folk, acid folk, free folk, instrumental, psychedelic rock, freak folk, “people who are freakier and folkier than motherfucking Devendra Banhart”, etc. You get the picture. People say we need more tape hiss and gongs. Others say we’re a disappointment. We say, “Maybe.” We like sound. We like to play. You should decide for yourself what we sound like. Maybe you’ll enjoy it.

What else would you like to know? We started a few years ago. As a full-blown band, it was 2003 if you’re keeping track. We’re from Norman, Oklahoma. Ae are in flux. Always. Currently, We are three… most of the time. On various and sundry instruments, often at the same time, we have Todd FaginGabe Wingfield, and Jeff Richardson. Sometimes Kasra “George” Ahmadi lends a hand. In the recent past, thanks to modern technology, former members have contributed to our recordings. So it is almost like they never left. Well, not really. It is a poor substitute, but the music is better for it.

We miss playing with Greg ElliottKenny BaldridgeRebecca LoftissJesse ButlerBrooke McCorkle, Ben KennedyRandy LewisBrad Fielder, and Kelly Stevens. Please, come home.

A Discreet History of Bone


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Originally released August 2005 on the Foxglove/Digitalis Industries imprint. Catalog Number: foxglove083

Recorded live at MainSite Contemporary Art Gallery, Norman, OK on April 02, 2005

Personnel: T. Fagin, G. Wingfield, R. Loftiss, B. Fielder & K. Stevens

Additional mastering by K. Baldridge

Currently available for purchase as a digital download here.

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Project Name


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A massive 3xCD compilation released by Foxglove/Digitalis Industries November 2005. This is one of the earliest appearances of Anvil Salute on record.

Recorded 2005 at Static Frequency House by M. Carson. Mixed by B. Fielder Personnel: T. Fagin, G. Wingfield, R. Loftiss, B. Fielder

Track Listing

DISC ONE

  1. Six Organs of Admittance "Thousand Birds (Live On Air)"
  2. Kuupuu "Haava"
  3. Stuart Busby "First Steps"
  4. Hala Strana "Fanfare"
  5. Alligator Crystal Moth "Epicenter Crystals"
  6. The Gray Field Recordings "Rune Of The Moon And Endymion"
  7. Maniacs Dream "Wayke Up"
  8. Courtis "Insolación De Soles Aledaños"
  9. James Blackshaw "No Ghosts"
  10. Robert Horton "Beauty of Decay"
  11. Annelies Monseré "You Were On My Side"
  12. Soarwhole "Kronosdilutze"
  13. Keijo & the Free Players "Just Before"
  14. Timothy, Revelator "Friday Morning"
  15. Pefkin "Blast Beach"
  16. Visitations "Untitled"
  17. Itdreamedtome "Duneuuic"
  18. Silvester Anfang "Corporelijck Punieren"
  19. Elephant Micah "Ruination of the Runaways"
  20. Oxblood Reincarnations "Milkstone"
  21. Kulkija "Hiljaa Hiivin Pois Aurinkoon"
  22. Snake Oil "Untitled"

DISC TWO

  1. Hertta Lussu Ässä "As-Yet-Untitled"
  2. WOLFMANGLER "I Dance Because She Likes It"
  3. Charalambides "Voicebox"
  4. The North Sea "Guiwenneth of the Green Grass"
  5. Brothers of the Occult Sisterhood "Missing Peace"
  6. The Weird Weeds (The Laudable Pus) "Soda Jerk (Sex With Strangers)"
  7. Leighton Craig & Eugene Carchesio "Here I Give Thanks No. 1"
  8. Rameses III "The Tidal Draw"
  9. Snowfoxx "Love Style One"
  10. Xenis Emputae Travelling Band "Song From a Wasted Orchard"
  11. Magickal Folk of the Faraway Tree "Being Here Has Caused Me Sorrow"
  12. Claypipe "Amongst Slow Dust of 60 Years"
  13. Wax Ghost "Fall City"
  14. The Golden Oaks "Grower's Communion"
  15. M. Jarvis & A. Jarvis "Rice Leaves"
  16. 6Majik9 "Debris"
  17. Lamppukello "Metsä Mansikka Mehu Lasi"
  18. Plat Ypus "Jazz"
  19. Marissa Nadler "Lily, Henry, & the Willow Trees"

DISC THREE

  1. Drekka "Possibilities (Live @ VPRO)"
  2. Anvil Salute "Vines Through The Window"
  3. Hush Arbors "Far Away I Have Been"
  4. The Lost Domain "Death Dances"
  5. Lau Nau "Hidas Kuula"
  6. Wood & Wand (Featuring the Rose) "Death Dealer Blues"
  7. Friendly Keys "Sea Lions"
  8. Keijo "Moving Beyond"
  9. The Juniper Meadows "A Mess of Cedars"
  10. Agitated Radio Pilot "Innumerable Night"
  11. Terracid "Sky Love This Day"
  12. Dead Raven Choir "We Will Not Whisper"
  13. Master QSH "Saunankatolla 2004"
  14. Nick Castro (with B'Eirth) "Unborn Child (Live)"
  15. Jani Hellén "Last Sunbeams in a Darkening Hall"
  16. The Does "Lullaby"
  17. Mike Tamburo "No More Dripping From Windsor's Beard"
  18. Braspyreet "Kuu Putoaa"
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Pink Gold


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This is a compilation tape put out by Gold Soundz in Norway. Pink cassette, pink paper fold-around cover. 40 copies. Perhaps it is important to note that this version of "Krofftland" is the same one that appears on "New Crusaders of the Eleventh Commandment".

Recorded at KKSBAF House live to two-track with some overdubs added afterward.

Personnel: T. Fagin, G. Wingfield, R. Loftiss, B. Fielder, K. Stevens, K. Ahmadi

Track Listing

  1. Futurians "PKD"
  2. Blood Stereo "The Outcasts"
  3. Anvil Salute "Krofftland"
  4. Ville Moskiitto "Olemme eksyneet erämaahan jota hänen sydämensä haluaa"
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Wailing Bones Vol. 8


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This was the eighth installment of an ongoing series of CD-R releases, split between four artists, each contributing longform tracks put out by Foxglove/Digitalis. It was released July 2006 and is currently out of print.

Recorded at KKSBAF House, Norman, OK live to two-track.

Personnel: T. Fagin, G. Wingfield, R. Loftiss, B. Fielder, K. Stevens, L. Jones, J. Elam, J. Rhoton, S. Carter

Track Listing

  1. Anvil Salute "Ghosts of Forgotten Winters"
  2. Pefkin "Heart of the Sunrise"
  3. Rory Storm "Koromiko Rd., August 1988"
  4. (VxPxC) "A Lunar Sponge, Filled With Love"
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New Crusaders of the Eleventh Commandment


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Released by Maritime Fist Glee Club August 2006. Recorded at KKSBAF House, Norman, OK mostly during November-December 2005, but some from February–May 2006. Engineered and mixed as needed by B. Fielder. Additional mastering by K. Baldridge. All songs by Anvil Salute, except "Sugar Baby" (trad., arr. by Anvil Salute, loosley based on Dock Boggs' version. "Krofftland" originally appeared on "Pink Gold" (Gold Soundz #56).

Personnel: T. Fagin, G. Wingfield, B. Fielder, K. Stevens, J. Butler, R. Loftiss, K. Ahmadi (on "Krofftland")

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PFrom the Deepest Depth of a Bottomless Light


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Recorded live to two-track at KKSBAF House, Norman, OK.

Personnel: T. Fagin, G. Wingfield, R. Loftiss, B. Fielder, K. Stevens, K. Ahmadi

Red silk-screened covers designed by Darryl Norsen. CD-R edition of 200. Released 2006. Out of print.

Track Listing

  1. The North Sea "Green Horn"
  2. Antique Brothers "Clipped Wrists and Slit Signals"
  3. Insect Mind Burial Ground "Sacred Light of the Magick Stone"
  4. Anvil Salute "The Hell of the Same"
  5. Ajilvsga "Paris"
  6. Scott Valkwitch "In the Red"
  7. (VxPxC) "Fresh Vocalizations"
  8. The Goodwillies "As Thin As Ice (in Los Angeles)"
  9. Howlin Magic "Strange Dimension"
  10. Stone Baby "Sophist Wallops Haughty Helen"
  11. Sleepwalkers Local 242 "Arabian Birthday Charm"
  12. Songs About Flowers "Ranculus Nivalis"
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Anvil Salute


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This was a self-titled cassette released January 2007 by Oklahoma City-based labele, Nerd Party Records. It is worth noting that this version of "Ghosts of Forgotten Winters" is different from the one on "Wailing Bones, Vol.8" put of by Foxglove/Digitalis. Recorded live at MainSite Art Gallery, Norman, OK on March 6, 2006.

Personnel: T. Fagin, G. Wingfield, B. Fielder, K. Stevens, J. Butler, R. Loftiss, K. Ahmadi

Available for purchase as a digital download here.

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All the Animals of the Forest


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Released on Brad Fielder's LoFi Shit imprint May 2007. Recorded live to two track at KKSBAF House, Norman, OK. Mastered by K. Baldridge.

Personnel: T. Fagin, G. Wingfield, J. Butler, R. Loftiss, B. Fielder, K. Stevens, K. Ahmadi, J. Rhoton, & S. Carter

Available for purchase as a digital download or a CD-R & download package here.

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This is the Voice of Doom Calling.


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Released October 2007 by Deep Water Acres. It is currently physically out of print. It may be found at some mail order places, and is available for purchase as a digital download here.

Recorded March and April 2007 at KKSBAF House. Final mastering by K. Baldridge.

Personnel: T. Fagin, G. Wingfield, J. Butler, B. Fielder, K. Stevens, K. Ahmadi

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TEA-2 Compilation


This was put together by the fine folks at Ptolemaic Terrascope as a way to help earn money to keep the fine magazine's web site afloat or at least offset some of its costs. Released October 2008, it was out of print in only a few months. The deluxe version of which came complete with inserts and a button-down knitted bag: and not just a plain knit either, but complex, individual and multi-coloured, hand made by the lovely Cara Lewis.

Recorded at KKSBAF House.
Personnel: T. Fagin, G. Wingfield, J. Butler, B. Fielder, K. Stevens, K. Ahmadi

Track Listing

  1. Insect Factory "010207"
  2. Jamie Thomson "From The First Spark to the Last Drop"
  3. Ellen Mary McGee "Lord Franklin"
  4. Mike Tamburo / Matt McDowell "All Good Things are Dark Continent"
  5. Tanakh "Coming Through"
  6. Kitchen Cynics "The Mountainside"
  7. Nick Nicely "London South"
  8. Numinous Eye "A Bit of Pink Noise"
  9. Pothole Skinny "Chana"
  10. Je Suis France "Time Rings / Time Eraser"
  11. Mooch "Ice Cream Song"
  12. Nipple Spiders "Hedonism"
  13. Anvil Salute "It Is Voice As Beats Us"
  14. United Bible Studies "The Standing Stone"
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Dream Magazine #9 Compilation


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This is the companion CD that accompanied Dream Magazine issue number 9. We were interviewed in that issue as well. The magazine is still available and, despite our contribution, is worth the read.

Recorded at Main Site Contemporary Art Gallery, Norman, OK in early 2008.

Personnel: T. Fagin, G. Wingfield, B. Fielder, K. Stevens, K. Ahmadi(?), B. Kennedy, B. McCorkle(?)

Track Listing

  1. Pantaleimon "Three Men"
  2. Sarah June "The Reaper"
  3. Brasil and the Gallowbrothers Band "The Clock Talks"
  4. M. Jarvis / A. Jarvis "Schema"
  5. Painting Petals on Planet Ghost "Haru No Kuni (Land of Spring)"
  6. Helena Espvall & Mori-Shige Yasumune "Improvised Cello Duet I"
  7. Bob Moss "Fantasy On Railroad Boy"
  8. Anvil Salute "Vanishing Buildings"
  9. Corbi Wright "Good Morning Sailors"
  10. Daddy Antogna "Drum Solo At Teatro Coliseo 1976"
  11. Mount Eerie "Blue Light (Instrumental)"
  12. George Parsons "Night Traffic"
  13. Casual Fog "The Wasted Day"
  14. Bird By Snow "One White Flag"
  15. John White "Juvendee Hill"
  16. Phantom Buffalo "Weather The Weather"
  17. Bill Mumy "History"
  18. The Moore Brothers "I Love You But I Will Not Write You"
  19. Christian Jonassen "Jigsaw Man"
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Cosmic Yes


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Released July 2009 by House of Alchemy. The CD-R run is limited to 123 copies and is, for the time being, still in print. Richard and cohorts did a bang up job cutting and assembling all the construction paper for the covers. This is now out of print at the source, but you can purchase it as a digital download here.

Recorded live to 2-Track in Meacham Auditorium at the University of Oklahoma Memorial Student Union on August 8, 2007. Engineered by B. Kennedy. Final mastering done by committee.

Personnel: T. Fagin, G. Wingfield, B. Fielder, J. Butler, K. Stevens, K. Ahmadi, & B. Kennedy with help from J. Rhoton.

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For Lee Jackson in Space


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This tribute album came together in love and honor of Lee Jackson, writer, music fan, dear friend, who passed in late March 2012 after a struggle with ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease. This collection of songs, nearly all of which are new or previously unreleased, comes from the many bands and musicians who Lee not only covered and celebrated with such passion, but also in many cases befriended over many years of correspondence, concert and festival attendance and more. The album's liner notes contain full information about each song as well as thoughts from Lee himself about the contributing artists, taken from his writing work. All profits will go to the Texas chapter of the ALS Association web.alsa.org/DFW2012 has more information about their continuing work. You can get it at Bandcamp here.

Released 04 June 2012
Compiled by Mats Gustafsson, Travis Johnson and Ned Raggett

Anvil Salute's "Technosis Externality Clusterfuck" is track 11. Recorded live to 2-Track at MainSite Art Gallery on 17 February 2008.

Personnel: T. Fagin, G. Wingfield, B. Fielder, K. Stevens, K. Ahmadi, B. McCorkle, B. Kennedy, & R. Lewis.

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Black Bear Rug


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Released July 2012 by Deep Water Acres. Available for purchase here.

Recorded by B. Kennedy in Norman, OK April 2009. Overdubs June–August 2009. Initial mixes by B. Kennedy. Final mixes and mastering by Tom Goheen, January–March 2012.
Personnel: G. Wingfield, B. Fielder, B. Kennedy, R. Lewis, and J. Butler. K. Stevens appears on Runge Kutta.

Track Listing

  1. Your Telephone Body
  2. Don Peyote (Superfluous Poncho)
  3. Instead of Him: a Table, a Chair.
  4. Leaping Heart Jamboree
  5. Get In When You Feel In
  6. Fourth Person Singular
  7. Runge-Kutta
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Unsalt a Veil


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Released October 2012 by Maritime Fist Glee Club. Available for purchase at bandcamp.com here.

Recorded by B. Kennedy in Norman, OK May 2009. Additional Tracking: July & August 2009. Initial mixes by B. Kennedy. Final mixes and mastering by Tom Goheen, March–May 2012.
Personnel: T. Fagin, G. Wingfield, B. Fielder, B. Kennedy, and R. Lewis. K. Stevens appears on Cucumber Calm.

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