New Crusaders of the Eleventh Commandment

Details

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”)

What the band says:

GABE: “It’s the band’s second proper full-length. All new stuff… sort of. It includes “Krofftland”, which was originally on “Pink Gold” released by Gold Soundz, and “Hidden Languages” was originally written for Todd’s sister’s wedding. Sentimental, really. The album shows off the slightly folkier side of the band, features banjo, acoustic guitars, bongos, esraj, bulbul tarang, and a bunch of other things. There’s even a cover of “Sugar Baby” loosely based on Dock Boggs’ version. It’s good stuff if we do say so ourselves.”

TODD: “an homage to purveyors of a technicolor childhood; ruminations on the darker aspects of oklahoma’s history; unwittingly found in translation; an interesting fetish; rock-a-bye baby!; let’s keep that doctor away; of plants? of bees? of everything!; it was not a fair race after all. and it’s all here. and there. those inspirations, translated into these songs. eight to be exact. at times a bit folky. maybe a pop flare hither and tither. mixed with a convergence of cacophony and cultures: bells and bowls, dulcimer and esraj, banjos and bulbul tarang, and we shan’t forget the drums, the bass, the guitars, the flute…. and did we mention that it’s all here, waiting to be heard. by you. won’t you give it a listen?”

JESSE: “Imagine the soulless, sex-starved victims comprising today’s Bible Belt youth gyrating their hips to the fiddlin, pickin, and thumpin sounds of their hillbilly ancestors and you will begin to understand the revelations revealed by the New Crusaders of the 11th Commandment. This is real spiritual music, stripped of all dogma and belief. We’re not talking about souls or the afterlife here, but rather the visceral kind of spirituality that you can feel in yer bones, where everything real is present now, laid out before you, in you, and through you. Anvil Salute reaches down into the core of rural Americana, delicately deconstructing it into layered patterns of sound that shift, build, and fall apart, all at the same time. But don’t forget to throw in a jawari-vibrating Hindu mystic, a skull-thumping African shaman, and a chanting Tibetan monk with singing bowl in hand too, as the sound of the 11th Commandment is not limited to its homely origins. Like any syncretic religious movement worth its salt, this crusade contains elements of all good things and presents them in a new light, freshly posed to ignite the fervor of the initiated. Get a copy now and enlighten your sorry sack of bones while you can.”

Wailing Bones, Vol. 8

Wailing Bones, Vol. 8

Details

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”

Pink Gold

Pink Gold

Details

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”

Gold Leaf Branches

Gold Leaf Branches

Details

A massive 3xCD compilation released by Foxglove/Digitalis Industries November 2005. This is one of the earliest appearances of Anvil Salute on record. You can still purchase a copy or its download here.

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”

A Discreet History of Bone

Details

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.