Hey folks,
We’re back with our second/last update of 2016 and it’s a doozy once again. We’ve got three new tapes, all featuring fantastic duos: Asheville’s Shane Parish (who's got a truly killer LP dropping on Tzadik next month) with Chicago percussionist extraordinaire Frank Rosaly, Saint-Petersburg’s Ilia Belorukov (of Totalitarian Musical Sect) with Helsinki’s Taneli Viitahuhta (of Horst Quartet), and Hudson’s reel-to-reel master Nathan McLaughlin with recent Columbusite Jeremy Purser. Nylon string guitar & percussion on Shane & Frank's Labrys, alto saxophones on Ilia & Taneli's Sax Worker's Rights and a wide variety of noisemakers electric & acoustic on Nathan & Jeremy's Levain. There's something in there for everyone.

If that’s not enough we’ve also got three new items from our paper-based offshoot Painted Door Press. This project started back in 2014 but the objects haven’t really been available online with any regularity. We’ve got one book of stark and powerful lyrics from Wes Tirey (whose incredible new LP Black Windis dropping on Scissor Tail soon), another of beautiful hand cut collages from øjeRum and a small chapbook of poems from me.

We're even hawkin' a little 1" pin of the CFE logo. We're getting dangerously close to being a real business! Put it on your jacket or something.

As always there's bundle deals of everything available & you can go the digital route with Bandcamp if that's how you wanna play.

Dig in,
J (& K)

CFE#56-59 Adam Cadell/Sparkling Wide Pressure/Steve Palmer & Matt Beachey/The Knot

It's finally that time. We've got four new tapes ready to roll. As usual we've got a diverse lineup of exciting new music that we really think you're going to love. Whether it's a solo tape of violin improvisations and from The Scrapes member Adam Cadell, a new set of buried melodies from Sparkling Wide Pressure, guitar soli and harmonium drone from Steve Palmer & Matt Beachey or Nick Storring & Tilman Lewis' cello duo The Knot, we've got a little something for everyone. As usual these tapes are homedubbed and hand assembled at the CFE HQ.

Thanks all for the interest & support,
Jordan & Katy

P.S. Steve Palmer & Matt Beachey are hitting the road in support of their tape. Catch 'em if you can!
April 03: Minneapolis, MN / Reverie Cafe + Bar with Nic Garcia, Mark Verdin
April 07: Chicago, IL / Hideout Inn with Health & Beauty
April 08: Chicago, IL / TBA
April 09: Cleveland, OH / Private Residence
April 10: Columbus, OH / Cafe Bourbon St. with Autophonia, Mike Shiflet
April 17: Minneapolis, MN / Eagles 34 with Marisa Anderson, John Zuma Saint-Pelvyn

CFE#10 A Knife Like A Song You Can't Whistle

Hey all,
Just a quick update to say that CFE#10 A Knife Like A Song You Can't Whistle has already come and gone. Apologies if you were unable to get a copy. We notified our mailing list by giving them a private link to purchase the record and it was gone in less than 24 hours. If you want to know about things like this in the future it's best to sign up for the mailing list, they always get the first shot. There are no distro copies of the record and there will be no digital sales.

We are very near the release of four new tapes: Nick Storring & Tilman Lewis' duo The Knot, Sparkling Wide Pressure, Steve Palmer & Matt Beachey and Adam Cadell. You can already hear samples from each of them at our Soundcloud page.

Hope the spring is starting to creep for ya,
J & K
Cabin Floor Esoterica is a small cassette label
currently based in Columbus, OH
est. January 2009

All tapes are home dubbed in real time.

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[CFE#60] Shane Parish & Frank Rosaly "Labrys" c50
[CFE#61] Ilia Belorukov & Taneli Viitahuhta "Sax Worker's Rights" c30
[CFE#62] Nathan McLaughlin & Jeremy Purser "Levain" c37

from Painted Door Press
Melodrama Blues: Selected Lyrics of Wes Tirey
øjeRum 'In The Past The Trees Used To Carry Holes For Memories' art zine

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