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History of tracks:

1-5: Hypermutator b-sides
6-9: Gather Your Junk Together b-sides
10-11: Hybrid Musical Organisms b-sides
12-15: Loop Humor Therapy EP

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Rubber Band Banjo
Junk DNA: B-sides and Rarities, Volume 1 (2001-2005)

To celebrate 10 years of the existence of Rubber Band Banjo, we scavenged the vaults for audio scraps and oddities from the early years. The result is the first volume of Junk DNA: B-sides and Rarities from 2001-2005, playing mostly in reverse chronological order starting with Hypermutator-era B-sides and ending with the ultra-rare first Rubber Band Banjo EP, Loop Humor Therapy. This EP was previously described as follows: "A wretched EP was created with the demo version of a cheap program in four days flat. It sounds somewhere in between the Conan the Barbarian soundtrack, video game music, and Mr. Bungle gone horribly wrong." Some of these tracks on Junk DNA: B-Sides and Rarities, Volume 1 were secretly released via hidden website links for album purchasers and some were only exchanged among friends, who promptly threw them in the trash. Highlights from this album include "Who Gets the Deer?" (the hillbilly-meets-drum 'n' bass track featuring samples of a 911 call where a redneck hits a deer in his car and encounters a hungry dog), "Vishnu's Revenge" (not-so-traditional Indian music), "Weapons Expert" (techno collage music), and "Sitar Crunch" (the first Rubber Band Banjo track EVER). We hope you are as embarrassed listening to these tracks as Rubber Band Banjo is releasing them.

Released: December 2011
15 tracks, running time 52:00
Digital (mp3) release only


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Fringe Grooves by fringebiologyrecordings

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Various Artists
Fringe Grooves

Our first compilation that features 14 tracks from 7 different artists: Von Sleight, Rubber Band Banjo, Revolutionary Cells, Machines For Hire, Bocinas, Mutant Microbes, and Borg and the Ultimate Seeds. The styles on this compilation include experimental rock, avant electronic, sci-fi soundtrack, krautrock, science music, space rock, post punk, jazz, avant rock, early industrial, black and avant-garde metal, progressive rock, psychedelic, cut-ups, soundscapes, pop, and dub. A limited number of 6-panel digipaks were available for FREE at several record stores in the following cities: Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Austin, Chicago, Cincinnati, New York City, Boston, Grand Rapids, and possibly others. Confirmed store list:

Aquarius Records (San Francisco)
Other Music (NYC)
Amoeba Records (San Francisco)
Amoeba Records (Los Angeles)
Reckless Records (Chicago, Milwaukee Ave. location)
Weirdo Records (Cambridge/Boston)
Waterloo Records (Austin)
Shake It Records (Cincinnati)
Exiled Records (Portland)
Sonic Boom Records (Seattle, Ballard and Capitol Hill locations)
Wall of Sound (Seattle)
Zion's Gate Records (Seattle)
Easy Street Records (Seattle, Queen Anne location)
Everyday Music (Seattle)
Vertigo Records (Grand Rapids, MI)

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Released: December 2010
14 tracks, running time 59:00
CD comes in a 6-panel digipak


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"It is perfectly possible to ignore this underpinning artifice/madness and just enjoy this musical journey, but if you fancy the full Revolutionary Cells experience it has much to recommend it." -Pennyblackmusic

Tracks played on WFMU!

Obnoxious Art Installation
Paradise Nevada
Space Khomeini

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Revolutionary Cells
Ba

Revolutionary Cells is a Seattle-based experimental rock/metal band combining disparate musical elements from progressive rock, post punk, black metal, noise, hip hop, krautrock, and dub. Press release:

In the spring of 2010, Revolutionary Cells began a series of recording sessions that would become the Barium/Buenos Aires ("Ba") album, a two-part, ten-song collection of songs ranging from spacious ambient tracks driven by tremolo guitar, insistent synthesizers and hypnotic bass lines to propulsive black metal/noise rock, to post punk grooves augmented with krautrock-style rhythms, to machine-like marches, to dissonant soundscapes. Thematically, Barium/Buenos Aires draws inspiration from Cold War geopolitics, the speculative literature of J.G. Ballard and Jorge Luis Borges, urban decay and science run amok-this reflects their backgrounds in biology and the humanities. The overall mood of the recording is laid back paranoia.

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Released: December 2010
10 tracks, running time 47:26
CD comes in jewel case with 2-panel insert


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Bocinas
64 Years Into the Terrifying Future EP

Bocinas is a Cincinnati duo that make space-age rock and electronic music that melt your speakers. This is their third EP that combines bass guitar, electronic drums, synthesizers, and found sounds.

Check out the Bocinas MySpace page to hear tracks.

Released: December 2010
4 tracks, running time 17:17
CD comes in thin jewel case with 2-panel insert


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New Kraut played on KEXP!

"This is the kind of relatively unassuming instrumental psych record that you've listened to three times or so without it making much of an impression, and then one morning you throw it on while the sun's breaking through your window and voila, it all comes together." (B+ rating)
-Redefine Magazine

"... has the genre finally found its own Pavement or Half-Japanese?"
-Pennyblackmusic

Von Sleight "Singled Out" on Antimusic.com 
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Von Sleight
New Kraut

The fifth Von Sleight album, New Kraut, will be released on 10/10/10 for our 10th release! This album takes the avant-electronic, jazz, space rock, and warped pop styles from previous albums and infuses these sounds with Krautrock and dub. The result is something like the analog tape recordings of Neu! being accidentally spliced together with Hawkwind, Cluster, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Miles Davis, and The Residents. The instruments used on this album include Korg MS-20, fretless bass, Electribe, trumpet, electronic and analog drums, Kaossilator, and MIDI instruments. The video for the title track follows a UFO that delivers New Kraut to the good people of earth. Like a virus from outer space, the New Kraut is discovered and gets propagated into supermarkets for mass commercialization. New Kraut is not a sandwich, it's a casserole.

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New Kraut
Patchouli Mob Uprising
Bipolar Dub

Listen to more full-length mp3s at the Von Sleight MySpace page

Released: October 10, 2010
8 tracks, running time 40:47
CD comes in jewel case with 2-panel insert


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"...sounds like a more spaced out version of Fuck Buttons...the inclusion of the homemade three-stringed synthesizers add to the unique vision and sound of Synthetic Biology."
-Pennyblackmusic.co.uk

"Chase Scene Through DNA Wormholes" with its driving rhythm and technological bleeps is more Krautrock in construct."
-www.leicesterbangs.co.uk

"The entire concept behind this project is rather complex and pretty crazy, but the composition deserves a special mention for its originality in ambient progressive music!"
-Side Line music magazine

"Album highlights include 'Terraforming Planet DIY Bio,' which has a great rippling rhythm and clever synths, while 'Self-Assembling Virus Spaceship' is a kind of mutated ambient jazz stroll - my favourite cut. Album closer 'Human Engineered Pathogen' is a ten minute Orb-esque romp through synth themes and samples. A different kind of listen..."
-Terrascope (2/3 of the way down the page)

"Fellow travellers, here on the bridge of the star-ship Re-Enterprise, the star log says "It's cyber, genre-defying, playfully groovy shit... but not as we know it - ye canna change the laws o' Rubber Band Banjo."
-AllGigsUK

Synthetic Biology artwork featured on iGEM
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Rubber Band Banjo
Synthetic Biology

The fifth full-length Rubber Band Banjo album, Synthetic Biology, is a soundtrack to a synthetic biology film in outer space. This album travels through sci-fi jazz, avant rock, electronic soundscapes, krautrock, ambient textures, and nightmare industrial collages. Synthetic Biology purposely juxtaposes natural sounds that travel through the air with more artificial sounds that are captured with contact mics that travel as vibrations through objects. Since the scientific field of synthetic biology involves the artificial introduction of DNA into a host organism to program cells for a particular function, this album illustrates the competition between these natural and artificial elements. The following musical instruments are used on this album: Kaossilator, Mandala percussion, 3-stringed zither, Buddha Machine, Kaoss Pad 2, MIDI instruments, sampler, electronic drums, and natural recordings. The artwork includes colorful stills from this imaginary synthetic biology film. Synthetic Biology will be released worldwide on Fringe Biology Recordings in May 2010.

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Chase Scene Through DNA Wormholes
Terraforming Planet DIY Bio
Bugs & Biofuels

Listen to more full-length mp3s at the Rubber Band Banjo MySpace page

Released: April 2010
8 tracks, running time 45:05
CD comes in jewel case with 2-panel insert


CD $5
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Mutant Microbes
EP

A cut-up experiment where tiny fragments of audio are mangled and reassembled into Mutant Microbes. Styles include post-punk mixed with early industrial, avant garde metal mashup, Norwegian icy jazz, and cracked-out pop.

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Released: December 2009
5 tracks, running time 13:48
CD comes in thin jewel case with 2-panel insert


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Borg and the Ultimate Seeds
s/t

Borg and the Ultimate Seeds are an absurdist electro/space/krautrock band hailing from Finland. They have been described as Hawkwind and The Residents fighting in a back alley with hammers and sauerkraut (whatever that means). The composer, guitarist, and vocalist Borg was found playing on the streets of Helsinki before finding his backing band of Ultimate Seeds (on drums/bass/analog synthesizers), who we've been told are seedy fellows indeed.

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Released: September 2009
10 tracks, running time 34:39
CD comes in thin jewel case with 2-panel insert


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Von Sleight
Sieves & Cyphers

Kraut Kaoss featuring ex-Zyklon member. Emphasizes use of the Kaoss Pad, mixing rhythmic freakouts, jazz, and Der Plan-like percussion. Tracks feature the Neu!ish "Through the Rind Wall", Mingus meets Heldon "Chakra Tube", and Circle beating down the Kaoss Police title-track "Sieves & Cyphers".

Disassemble Everything EP (FB005) is FREE with purchase of this CD!

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Released: September 2008
9 tracks, running time 40:15
CD comes in jewel case with 4-panel insert


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Von Sleight
Disassemble Everything EP

The less structured and more psychedelic companion EP to Sieves & Cyphers. Picks up where the first album Fringe Biology left off.

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Released: September 2008
4 tracks, running time 21:42
CD comes in thin jewel case with no insert


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Von Sleight
Scandinavia Darkly

Inspired by adventures in Scandinavia and mixes MIDI instruments with homemade instruments/objects/devices and analog synthesizers. Styles include the Residents meet Kraftwerk "Radiation in the Eyeball", Finnish painter/graphic artist Hugo Simberg inspired "Symphony For Simberg", and Charles Mingus / African Head Charge hybrid "Sibelius and Salmiakki".

Scandinavia Darkly videos DVD (FBV002) is FREE with purchase of this CD!

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Released: June 2007
10 tracks, running time 47:41
CD comes in jewel case with 4-panel insert


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Rubber Band Banjo
The Circlemaker

The fourth full-length Rubber Band Banjo album The Circlemaker emphasizes the use of unfamiliar sounds played on homemade instruments and electrified objects. These recordings are inspired by avant rock, krautrock, and whatever comes out of experimenting with electrified objects and instruments largely made from junked parts.

(Electronic release on Weirdomusic Recordings, CD release here)

Wave Genetics DVD (FBV001) is FREE with purchase of this CD!

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Released: February 2007
12 tracks, running time 41:29
CD comes in jewel case with 4-panel insert


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Von Sleight
Signs of Life

Merges analog synthesizers, homemade instruments, electrified household objects, and other strange percussive devices into styles that vary from ambient krautrock to Joy Division meets Tiki exotica to early industrial with tinges of jazz.

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Released: June 2006
10 tracks, running time 45:27
CD comes in jewel case with 4-panel insert


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Von Sleight
Fringe Biology

First Fringe Biology Recordings release! A mostly one-take experimental space rock session using analogy synthesizers, electronic drums, rubber band zither, radio scanner, shortwave radio, and percussion using electrified objects, cut into multiple tracks.

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Released: August 2005
6 tracks, running time 32:59
CD comes in thin jewel case with 2-panel insert


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