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Hello all. Happy to announce that the first Six Organs of Admittance record to be released on my own Hermit Hut label will be For Octavio Paz on vinyl. You can pre-order on bandcamp now. It will also be in store on July 5th and available/distributed through Revolver USA.

For Octavio Paz on Bandcamp

This record was originally released on Time-Lag Records in 2003 in edition of 500 and sold out at the label in 24 hours (Nemo and I were very surprised). It was later put out on CD but was never pressed on vinyl again after that initial run. I decided that if i was going to re-press it I might as well remix it and remaster it as well.



The term “remix” can mean a lot of things, but in this case it just means taking the original 4 track cassettes and mixing them again down to a digital file while trying to remain as faithful as possible to the original mix. One of the reasons to do this was that technology is just simply better now than it was in 2002 in terms of analog-to-digital. The original record was mixed directly from my 4track cassette to a DAT machine, which is 16-bit. With these new recordings, I did not go into a studio but kept the same home recorded vision while using newer equipment, mainly, my Universal Audio Duel Apollo, which afforded me a 24-bit transfer. Without getting too technical, what this means is that more of the analog sound is reproduced. I did not go in and clean up tape hiss or remove the sounds of the occasional car or siren or atmospheric noise. I just wanted to fully capture the sound that was on the original tape in a manner even more faithful that the original transfers. There was also some fixing of mistakes, such as transferring with the correct type of noise-reduction. Turns out some of the songs, like Elk River, where originally transferred with noise reduction on when they were not recorded with any noise reduction. This lead to weird warbling and phase issues, making a recording that was already playing with dangerous intonational factors on my guitar even more precarious. And we won’t even get into how I used to originally use a Holy Grain guitar pedal on a aux channel on the 4 track for reverb, which is cool sounds but totally annihilates any fullness of tone on the guitar.

The old version will always be available to download or stream on Spotify, etc. But now there is a version on vinyl that sounds warm and full, the way the original recordings were made.


Here’s a review from Pitchfork from 2004


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I have not forgotten things! I have been in the process of moving while simultaneously trying to record the next Six Organs and prepare an oldie but goodie to be released very soon. So, very soon there will be some new info.


Also, for the first time in my life I have a garden now. So that’s nice.


Currently listening: New Holly Herndon. Such an incredible record.


Should be some cool info to give soon.


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Man, Belew’s solo here. Always been a favorite record, especially when his guitar solos morph into an 8 bit calculator tone. But this solo…


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Yes I know that Drag City records have been on Bandcamp, but not the other records. So…

Hermit Hut Bandcamp is finally happening. This will be the place for Six Organs releases that I am in direct control of, including records that were later reissued by Holy Mountain after my Pavilion label released them, and records that Holy Mountain put out at one time which are now under control of Hermit Hut. I’ve also put up other things such as the Maria Kapel LP, which I released on Pavilion a few years ago in edition of 400.




As a sort of launch party I’ve put up a sort of “rarities” release for free download. The songs on this were culled from about 20 years of cassette 4 track recordings that I have in boxes. Think of it as the more “song” side of the RTZ triple LP on Drag City. There’s some demos, weird jams and cover songs that I recorded just for fun over the years. It also includes the aborted Tribute to Vermonster 7” that I recorded in 2002 but deemed to out-of-control for standard Six Organs release but this seems like the right time/format. So go to Hermit Hut bandcamp and get yourself a free Six Organs record. Link in bio.

I will be using that space to release more weird, rare, and not so rare things to come. Keep an eye out for the Saint Eustace Print and digital EP. I will be releasing 30 of them and keeping 20 for live shows coming up. Probably some tour CDRs that were only available before at shows as well. Plus an LP that those who know the discography will note is missing here.

Keep and eye here, my IG or Twitter for updates on new items