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[CFE#60] Shane Parish & Frank Rosaly "Labrys" c50

Nylon string guitar from Asheville's Shane Parish and percussion from Chicago's Frank Rosaly. Skittering and precise, spacious and loose. The soft thumping of fingers on strings, the ringing of a struck bowl. An homage to Goddess culture and the Divine Feminine. Mythopoetric narratives and elemental conjurings.

Edition of 75 copies in cardstock o-card with a variety of inserts.



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[CFE#61] Ilia Belorukov & Taneli Viitahuhta "Sax Worker's Rights" c30

Alto saxophones from Saint-Petersburg's Ilia Belorukov and Helsinki's Taneli Viitahuhta. Popping and hissing through brass valves. The tiny sounds from catching breath in a bottle and letting it out slowly. Insects buzzing in figure-eights slowed to a warm sputtering. Tying knots in the air.

Edition of 75 copies in cardstock o-card with a variety of inserts.



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[CFE#62] Nathan McLaughlin & Jeremy Purser "Levain" c37

An assortment of instruments acoustic & electric from Hudson's Nathan McLaughlin and Columbus's Jeremy Purser. An ensemble built from mirrors. Soft rolling tape. An encounter never quite silent even in moments of pause. Microflora blowing across invisibly and inoculating everything in their path. Slow growing and ever present.

Edition of 75 copies in cardstock o-card with a variety of inserts.



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Cabin Floor Esoterica 1" pin
"real life merchandise" only 50¢ to toss it in with any other order



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"Melodrama Blues: Selected Lyrics of Wes Tirey"

"Reading Wes' lyrics in toto I can see his soul walking through purifying fires and it is a long, arduous and difficult saunter filled with apocalyptic beauty." - Richard Exelbert, from the forward

First edition of 33 copies, saddle-stitched, digest size, 20pgs. Each with a vintage baseball card.
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"In The Past The Trees Used To Carry Holes For Memories" by øjeRum

20 full-color collages from Danish artist øjeRum. Handcut images of statuesque beauty.

First edition of 33 copies, saddle-stitched, digest size, 20pgs. Each with an informational bookmark. $9 + shipping


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"(closely on) cotton" by Jordan Spencer

Text pieces or poems or word collages or nonsense.

First edition of 33 copies, saddle-stitched, 4.25” x 5.5”, 22pgs.
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[CFE#56] Adam Cadell "Street Music vol. 1" c60
This marks the first in a series of solo acoustic fiddle improvisations from Brisbane-based musician Adam Cadell. Adam has an eye to history and theory, studying string music in Western Africa, completing a PhD exploring radical violin performance practices in the 1960s counter-culture, and writing extensively about “underground violin” music. This tape is pure string music, a bare violin, spinning hypnotically across wind-blown field recordings of the streets of Brisbane. These improvisations are beautiful and wild, owing as much to the bouncing melodies of traditional folk musics as to the glacial drags of giants like Flynt and Conrad. An edition of 50, packaged in chipboard boxes with a couple of inserts and a piece of linen. Includes digital download code.

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[CFE#57] Sparkling Wide Pressure "Night Sky Body" c46
Tennessee's Frank Baugh has been operating under the Sparkling Wide Pressure name for the last decade, releasing a steady though not overwhelming stream of tapes, CDrs and records through his own Kimberly Dawn Recordings and a veritable who’s who of hard hitting DIY labels. Here we find Frank with his usual assortment of sounds and instruments, crumbling guitar lines, a flickering chord organ, stray electronic beats and flourishes. He builds a slow moving song scaffolding and drapes it in washes of buzzing, blowing sound. These songs are not hidden and there is no covering of flaws with reverb but rather they are smudged and blurred while keeping moments of clarity and confidence. An edition of 50, packaged in chipboard boxes with a couple of inserts and a small polished black stone. Includes digital download code.

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[CFE#58] Steve Palmer & Matt Beachey "Slow Clarity" c32
If you haven’t heard Steve Palmer’s Unblinking Sun, you are truly missing out on one of the best explorations of Fahey-leaning guitar soli of the modern age. Here joined again with fellow Minneapolitan Matt Beachey (who guested a bit on the aforementioned release) the two bring together guitar and harmonium to meritorious effect. Palmer’s penchant for blending finger-picking instrumental storytelling and the more abstract tape-scene-stylistics of noise and drone is in full-effect here. His guitar cuts through Beachey’s washes of harmonium with a sweet tin-can tone that’ll have you looking to the desert in no time. On the flipside of the tape things turn more towards the clouds as tapewarped harmonium drone and electronic tones seem more likely to soundtrack a quiet moment alone than a rollicking drive down a country road. An edition of 50, packaged in chipboard boxes with a couple of inserts, a piece of dried moss and two gourd seeds. Includes digital download code.

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[CFE#59] The Knot "Tidewrack" c54
Tidewrack is the debut full-length from The Knot, the Toronto-based cello duo of Tilman Lewis and Nick Storring. Storring should be familiar to some thanks to his wonderful solo recordings on labels like Orange Milk, Entr’acte and Scissor Tail. This duo is an altogether different beast. Storring himself describes The Knot best: “Emerging in summer 2006, with allegiance to both form and freedom, they have since embarked on sonic explorations that draw on various folk traditions and experimental musics. The pair love to bend the instrument’s lyricism, not so much employing extended techniques as but an array of audacious contra-techniques: preparations/ apparati (practice mutes, hair-clips, clamps, wine corks, mallets, egg beaters, plectra etc.). They still, however, permit the instrument's natural beauty to have its place. These sonorities are channeled and combined into single unified textures, and everything from improvised heterophony, to stark contrast.” An edition of 50, packaged in chipboard boxes with a couple of inserts and a piece of twisted, dried vine. Includes digital download code that also makes available a fifth track that did not fit on the cassette.

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[CFE#10] "A Knife Like A Song You Can't Whistle" lathe-cut 7" record
We've come a long way since the early Cabin Floor catalog numbers and CFE#10 has always remained blank. Since the first year of the label it has been held as we've rolled through a stream of varying ideas, the only constant being the format. Finally, nearly seven years later, it has come to fruition as a compilation of short-form works from some of the best guitarists working in the States right now. This small disc packs it all into a few tight grooves. You get the sweet mid-western melodies of Dylan Golden Aycock, the rough thumping thumb of Daniel Bachman, the mountain stream swing of Wes Tirey, the scraping twang of Tashi Dorji, the hazy psychedelia of Matt Lajoie, and the Egypt-meets-Texas bends of Rag Lore (Matthew Boteilho). We think this is one you'll be flipping over and over for a long, long time. Cut by Peter King in NZ. Edition of 50 transparent copies in fold-over sleeves with four inserts and a digital download code in a zip-top plastic sleeve.

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[CFE#55] White Fir "Lake Seeds/Pale Smoke Laid Low" c30+2xc42+c20
White Fir was a project from Jordan Spencer using the name R. Franklin. There were three cassettes released between 2010 and 2014. The recordings use a variety of instruments and non-instruments but most prominently feature tape, viola, piano, guitar and microphones.

The music is often texturally focused, spinning into repetition, cutting in and out with the click of a pause button, speaking to fragmentary memory and borrowing and reconfiguring material from outside and in. There is a certain in-the-moment feeling to the recordings, often recorded and forgotten for months at a time, only to be obsessively rearranged and reworked later. The influences are heavily rooted in words and images as much as sounds and there is an attempt to reach something new and transcendent just as often as there is an attempt at creating a simple comfort. This is music to carry through the day, to remind and cause forgetting, to lay a base for a slow movement.

I really hope you can find some enjoyment and comfort in it.

This set includes the entire previously released "Lake Seeds" trilogy, plus a new tape of previously unreleased work titled "Pale Smoke Laid Low". 4 tapes with color/painted labels in a cloth drawstring bag with fold out liner notes, a small watercolor painting, an 8 page poem/zine, a photo, and a small painted/handwritten/numbered insert. An edition of 30 copies. Includes digital download.

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[CFE#51] Troy Schafer "Untitled No. 3" c12
Troy Schafer is a violinist and sound artist from Madison, WI and here he continues his series of short-form, compressed musique concrete and free improvisation pieces. Side A is an acoustic exploration of screams, scrapes and deep vibrating bellows. Moments of a silent room captured almost as often as the raucous cloud of unknown objects, shaking and calling out. Side B is erratic, untold hours of material chopped together into an unrelenting ride. Dirty synthesizer grinds collide with time shifting rewind/fast-forward movements, environmental recordings and tape workouts.

An edition of 100 grey tapes with painted labels in a chipboard box with pasted-on artwork, stamped side, three inserts (one a statement from the artist, one with photography from the artist, and one handwritten catalog number slip) and either a tuning peg (24 copies) a broken string (34 copies) or bow hair (42 copies) from the artist. Items are randomly selected. Includes digital download.

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[CFE#53] øjeRum "He Remembers There Were Gardens" c60
øjeRum is the primary audio project of Danish visual artist Paw Grabowski. Here he uses a slow moving organ to create an alternate soundtrack to Chris Marker's beautiful slideshow-like time travel film La Jetée. Those familiar with the film with have no difficulty in recalling the flashes of a destroyed world, the status of the museum, and the moment on the platform. Even if you haven't seen the film, the breathing of Grabowski's organ will conjure similar images and moments. It fluctuates between the drifts and falls and the throb and hum of a person lost in time and place.

Note: Program repeats on both sides. An edition of 50 white tapes with printed labels in a chipboard box with pasted-on artwork, stamped side, three inserts (one an image from the film, one a vellum information sheet and one handwritten catalog number slip) with a piece of corrugated tubing. Includes digital download.


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[CFE#54] Wes Tirey "Journeyer/Forward, Melancholy Dream" c30
Wes Tirey is a guitarist and singer from Ohio who is currently living in Black Mountain, NC. He is often seen rambling through beautiful sidelong guitar pieces that hum with the ghosts of tradition but here he is in the realm of songs. And by no means are they straightforward folk throwbacks. Things here begin heavy and claustrophobic, covered by washes of reverb, warbling synthesizers and massive crackling organs. There's a real sense of darkness in the songs. Over long sustained tones Wes calls out drinking-behind-the-church lines like "God is great, God is good, but the body's better." The fip side strips things down to their barest elements, everything has been emptied. We are left with Wes' rattling guitar in a quiet, open room. You can hear the sound of fingernails on strings while his vibrato confidently drives us home.

An edition of 100 black tapes with painted labels in a chipboard box with pasted-on artwork, stamped side, two inserts (one with information on the release and one handwritten catalog number slip) and a piece of dried fern. Includes digital download.


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Painted Door Press "Complete Set (So Far)"
This is everything that the Cabin Floor Esoterica print-based offshoot Painted Door Press has published so far (2014-2015). 1x photo zine (Images from a Film in Progress, Part 1), 1x smallside poem (Today is a good day), 1x 8.5"x11 risograph collage print, 2x poetry chapbooks (Where We Lay Glassine and For All the Days of Trouble & Work), and 2x issues of the art/words magazine Woodwasp. These earlier pieces will likely never be reprinted.