time-lag records is an independent, one-man record label based in rural montville, maine. the label was started in 2000, with a focus on vinyl releases that combine the highest possible quality production with an emphasis on the aesthetic of the object itself, and a deep love of interesting, unusual, and undiscovered music, both new & old. we aim to do more than just release records; to create a full, tangible & tactile experience in art & sound. over the last 10 years we've released 50 vinyl artifacts, numerous cds, cdrs and lathe-cuts, presented five large music festivals, and organized nearly 200 live shows. we initially worked solely with contemporary artists, but over the years we've begun to focus increasingly on reissuing little known treasures from the past. it's a great thrill to present these wonderful & unique albums to a wider audience. in many cases it is these artists first real exposure to an audience at all, after 30 or 40 years of total obscurity.
so now, in the present day, we find ourselves needing some help. after 10 years of making releases the way we always have (no cost spared, often totally hand packaged, always labor intensive, and always extremely costly) we're pretty tapped out financially. the idea of maxing out another credit card to squeeze out the next release just isn't an option anymore... we've always found ways to move the label forward, and that will not change even without the help of kickstarter, but for the sake of the fans, the bands, and the label's future, now seems like the right time to simply beg for your assistance. In order to get these four releases out by the end of the year we'll need to have at least two, if not all four, in production at the same time and that is a massive undertaking. there's just no way we can do it without your help dear friends!
THE RELEASES :
from the ultra obscure, to the already legendary, this batch of four albums spans eight years & a wide spectrum of all the sonic joys that can be found in america's rich history of privately released lps. each release is fully authorized & produced in collaboration with the bands.
VIRGIL CAINE ~ VIRGIL CAINE ~ LP
hopelessly rare & obscure 1971 southern private press outsider folk psychedelia. simultaneously totally crude & deeply mystical. a truly unique slice of american underground and a very special record that really doesn't sound like anything else out there. first ever reissue... a one-time vinyl only pressing of 500 copies. highest quality 180gm virgin vinyl, exact reproduction heavy vintage style covers, plus an insert with new liner notes from the band.
EDDIE CALLAHAN ~ FALSE EGO ~ LP & CD
amazing & extremely rare west coast private press loner rock opus from 1976. a totally irresistible blending of breezy psychedelia, powerpop, and outsider rock. full of layered guitars, beautifully expansive production, unusual lyrics, infectious songs, mellotron, and some truly bent synthesizer soloing. first time ever reissued. this one deserves a much wider audience... a one-time pressing of 700 vinyl copies. highest quality 180gm virgin vinyl, exact reproduction heavy vintage style covers, plus an insert with new liner notes from the artist. there will also be a cd version packaged in a miniature lp style cover, limited to 500 copies.
DRYWATER ~ BACKBONE OF THE NATION ~ LP
rural pennsylvania private press from 1973. originally released as a pressing of only 25 copies on the legendary RPC custom label. extremely crude, but very charming mix of teen heartbreak garagey folkrock & raw proto-punk fuzz nuggets. surprisingly great lost in time songs executed with almost zero resources. never been reissued before, and remains unheard by most... a one-time vinyl only pressing of 500 copies. highest quality 180gm virgin vinyl, exact reproduction heavy vintage style covers, plus an insert with new liner notes from the band.
THE BACHS ~ OUT OF THE BACHS ~ LP
chicago area private press masterpiece from 1968. one of the most legendary & valuable garage / psychedelic lps ever, and with good reason. all amazing original songs, relentless jangle, achingly moody vibes, unhinged fuzz/feedback outbursts, two great vocalists, etc. only 150 copies originally pressed. all past reissues have sadly not even come close to capturing the crystalline, biting fidelity of the original, but we're going to fix that once and for all... a one-time vinyl only pressing of 500 copies. highest quality 180gm virgin vinyl with exact reproduction heavy vintage style covers.
if you haven't played the video at the top of this page yet, please do so for a sample song from each of these albums.
as with all time-lag releases, the cost of the audiophile grade 180gm vinyl & the top of the line packaging alone is a huge expense. on top of that, there are the massive costs of art & audio restoration. we take great care to reproduce these albums as true to the original as possible, and that takes very detailed restoration work, which adds substantially to the overall cost of each release.
our goal of $15,000.00 will cover only about half of the total cost expected to complete these projects.
all four projects are essentially ready to go straight into production, with just a few small details to finalize. the production times can vary greatly depending on the amount of restoration needed, as well as the various other factors inherent with vinyl production, so the exact sequence & dates of the releases will not be set ahead of time. with some luck the four releases will be staggered by a month or two. we're shooting to have the VIRGIL CAINE lp out as the first of these four releases by late june or early july of this year.
it's a truly amazing bunch of albums. with some luck, bringing this project to kickstarter will not only make these releases a reality in the near future, but will also help to expose these fantastic lost sounds to the wider audience they deserve.
please drop a line with any questions.
our deepest thanks to you in advance.
here's the basic run down, but please don't hesitate to contact us for more info...
prices for all rewards include shipping in the usa. LPs will ship by media mail, CDs by first class mail. canadian shipping will require an extra $5.00 for a single LP, or $2.00 extra for any number of CDs. overseas shipping (anywhere other then the usa & canada) will require an extra $13.00 for a single LP, or $4.00 for any number of CDs. all canadian or overseas supporters, please add the appropriate shipping cost to your pledge amount. please ask for a shipping quote if you're in canada or overseas & are interested in any of the multi LP or CD reward packages, and i'll let you know the correct cost before you pledge. for the "center stage" reward package, or any other rewards that will involve shipping multiple LPs at different times, i'm happy to hold the LPs and ship them together in one package for reduced shipping expense. any other shipping request or concerns, just drop a line & we'll sort it out.
rewards including "current in print" releases will include all titles in stock at time of this projects' ending. it is unlikely anything will sell out completely by then, but please keep in mind the possibility. if you're concerned about a specific title selling out in the next 60 days, write & we can be sure you get the release you're after. we aim to please.
as of the launch of this project, the full list of IN PRINT time-lag release is as follows :
DRONA PARVA / ULTRASOUND ~ SONGS FROM THE ENTOPTIC GARDEN VOL. 1 ~ split lp (TIME-LAG 001)
THE PONYS (aka PHANTOM BUFFALO) ~ A HILLY TOWN ~ 7inch (TIME-LAG 005)
THE PONYS (aka PHANTOM BUFFALO) ~ SHISHIMUMU ~ cd (TIME-LAG 006)
SATWA ~ SATWA ~ cd (TIME-LAG 019)
PAINTING PETALS ON PLANET GHOST ~ S/T ~ lp (TIME-LAG 030)
PAINTING PETALS ON PLANET GHOST ~ S/T ~ cd (TIME-LAG 030)
GHQ ~ COSMOLOGY OF EYE ~ cd (TIME-LAG 031)
MARCONI NOTARO ~ NO SUB REINO DOS METAZOARIOS ~ cd (TIME-LAG 032)
MV & EE WITH THE BUMMER ROAD ~ MOTHER OF THOUSANDS ~ 2cd (TIME-LAG 033)
GALBRAITH / NEILSON / YOUNGS ~ BELSAYER TIME ~ lp (TIME-LAG 034)
ELEPHANT MICAH ~ HINDU WINDMILLS ~ cd (TIME-LAG 035)
RACCOO-OO-OON ~ THE CAVE OF SPIRITS FOREVER ~ cd (TIME-LAG 036)
VISITATIONS ~ UNTITLED ~ cd (TIME-LAG 037)
BILL QUICK ~ MARAVILLOSA GENTE ~ lp (TIME-LAG 038)
THE PATRON SAINTS ~ FOHHOH BOHOB ~ lp & 7inch (TIME-LAG 039/040)
THE PATRON SAINTS ~ FOHHOH BOHOB ~ cd (TIME-LAG 039)
LULA CORTES ~ ROSA DE SANGUE ~ lp (TIME-LAG 041)
LULA CORTES ~ ROSA DE SANGUE ~ cd (TIME-LAG 041)
ILYAS AHMED ~ THE VERTIGO OF DAWN ~ lp (TIME-LAG 042)
ILYAS AHMED ~ THE VERTIGO OF DAWN ~ cd (TIME-LAG 042)
MATT 'MV' VALENTINE ~ P.K. DICK ~ 7inch (TIME-LAG 043)
KUUPUU ~ LUMEN TÄHDEN ~ lp (TIME-LAG 044)
KUUPUU ~ LUMEN TÄHDEN ~ cd (TIME-LAG 044)
SILENT LAND TIME MACHINE ~ & HOPE STILL ~ cd (TIME-LAG 045)
CURSILLISTAS ~ LES BICHES ~ cd (TIME-LAG 046)
ELEPHANT MICAH ~ PLAYS THE SONGS OF BIBLE BIRDS ~ lp (TIME-LAG 047)
ELEPHANT MICAH ~ PLAYS THE SONGS OF BIBLE BIRDS ~ cd (TIME-LAG 047)
SAMARA LUBELSKI ~ DID YOU SEE? / SPECTACULAR OF PASSAGES ~ 7inch (TIME-LAG 048)
WOODS FAMILY CREEPS ~ S/T ~ lp (TIME-LAG 049)
PRISMA ~ THE COSMIC COIL ~ lp & cd (TIME-LAG 050)
PRISMA ~ THE COSMIC COIL ~ cd (TIME-LAG 050)
BIG BLOOD ~ DEAD SONGS ~ lp (TIME-LAG 051)
BIG BLOOD ~ DEAD SONGS ~ cd (TIME-LAG 051)
JOSHUA BURKETT ~ WHERE’S MY HAT? ~ cd (RED RECORDS #1)
WOODS FAMILY CREEPS ~ S/T ~ cd (RED RECORDS #2)
PHANTOM BUFFALO (aka THE PONYS) ~ TAKE TO THE TREES ~ cd (RED RECORDS #3)
VISITATIONS ~ VISITATIONS ~ 2lp (RED RECORDS #7)
DEATH CHANTS ~ S/T ~ lp (RED RECORDS #8)
please check :
for detailed info on each release.
as of the launch of this project, the full list of OUT OF PRINT time-lag release is as follows :
SIX ORGANS OF ADMITTANCE / CHARALAMBIDES ~ SONGS FROM THE ENTOPTIC GARDEN VOL. 2 ~ split lp (TIME-LAG 002)
CHARALAMBIDES ~ HISTORIC 6TH WARD ~ 2lp (TIME-LAG 003)
MATT VALENTINE ~ TONIGHT, ONE NIGHT ONLY, MV & EE IN HEAVEN ~ lp (TIME-LAG 004)
THE PONYS (aka PHANTOM BUFFALO) ~ SHISHIMUMU ~ 2lp (TIME-LAG 006)
VARIOUS ARTISTS ~ T5 ~ FIVE 7inch set (TIME-LAG 007-011) featuring THE IDITAROD, STONE BREATH, CHARALAMBIDES, BARDO POND, and THE SONIC YOUTH.
FURSAXA ~ MADRIGALS IN DUOS ~ lp (TIME-LAG 012)
SIX ORGANS OF ADMITTANCE ~ NIGHTLY TREMBLING ~ lp (TIME-LAG 013)
SIX ORGANS OF ADMITTANCE ~ FOR OCTAVIO PAZ ~ lp (TIME-LAG 014)
ESPERS ~ ESPERS ~ lp (TIME-LAG 015)
THE TOWER RECORDINGS ~ THE FUTURISTIC FOLK OF THE TOWER RECORDINGS ~ 2lp (TIME-LAG 016/017)
ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE & ULTRASOUND ~ IN G ~ 10inch (TIME-LAG 018)
SATWA ~ SATWA ~ lp (TIME-LAG 019)
VARIOUS ARTIST ~ BY THE FRUITS YOU SHALL KNOW THE ROOTS ~ 3lp (TIME-LAG 020-022) featuring SIX ORGANS OF ADMITTANCE, JACK ROSE, MATT VALENTINE & ERIKA ELDER with CHRIS CORSANO, DREDD FOOLE, FURSAXA, and JOSHUA with KEMIALLSET YSTÃVÃT.
DRONA PARVA ~ SALVIA DOOR ~ lp (TIME-LAG 023)
CHARALAMBIDES ~ OUR BED IS GREEN ~ 2lp (TIME-LAG 025)
WOODEN WAND & THE VANISHING VOICE ~ BUCK DHARMA ~ 2lp (TIME-LAG 026)
KUUPUU ~ ILLUSIA ~ 7inch ep (TIME-LAG 027)
WOODEN WAND ~ HAREM OF THE SUNDRUM & THE WITNESS FIGG ~ lp & 7inch (TIME-LAG 028/029)
GHQ ~ COSMOLOGY OF EYE ~ lp (TIME-LAG 031)
MARCONI NOTARO ~ NO SUB REINO DOS METAZO ARIOS ~ lp (TIME-LAG 032)
MV & EE WITH THE BUMMER ROAD ~ MOTHER OF THOUSANDS ~ 2lp (TIME-LAG 033)
ELEPHANT MICAH ~ HINDU WINDMILLS ~ lp (TIME-LAG 035)
VISITATIONS ~ UNTITLED ~ lp (TIME-LAG 037)
SILENT LAND TIME MACHINE ~ & HOPE STILL ~ lp (TIME-LAG 045)
CURSILLISTAS ~ LES BICHES ~ lp & cd (TIME-LAG 046)
STEPHEN DAVID HEITKOTTER ~ HEITKOTTER ~ lp (TIME-LAG 052)
ELEPHANT MICAH ~ EXILED MAGICIANS ~ lp (TIME-LAG 1XX1)
JOSHUA BURKETT ~ WHERE’S MY HAT? ~ lp (RED RECORDS #1)
WOODS FAMILY CREEPS ~ S/T ~ lp (RED RECORDS #2)
PHANTOM BUFFALO ~ TAKE TO THE TREES ~ lp (RED RECORDS #3)
WOVOKA ~ I & II ~ 2lp (RED RECORDS #4)
MOUNTAINHOOD ~ THUNDERPAINT THE STONE HORSE ELECTRIC ~ lp (RED RECORDS #5)
MOUNTAINHOOD ~ WINGS FROM A STORM ~ lp (RED RECORDS #6)
please check :
for detailed info on each of these out of print release.
once again, any questions at all, please ask!
(and thanks to the tripp family archive for the sweet photo.)
- (60 days)