Expression from the bloody swamps of roots and veins that make up the life and brain of Brian S. Ellis. Homemade 4-track outsider-genius. 21-tracks of aggressive, haunting poetry from the original ‘mouth of the haus’. The first album of Brian’s poetry is a visionary classic. All your favorites like ‘Shopping Carts’, ‘Saturn’s Promises’, ‘Elegy for the Cassette Tape’, ‘Mayor of the 21st Century’, ‘Eleven to Seven’, ‘Self-Portrait’ and more! Hear weird tape/spoken word pieces later performed in Peace, Loving such as ”94 Ford Taurus’ and ‘My Name is Decade’. PLUS! Brian’s poems read by mausers such as Arkm Foam, Greta Merrick, Matt Ferrel and more! It’s a jam packed roller coaster of flying verbs and whispering weeekends.
Released on CD-R with photocopied artwork by Brian S. Ellis. Edition of approx 60.
A twenty-five minute poem from ‘Foam’. A late may weed, from fall’s seed. 4-tracks-4-life. It starts with gurgling, it’s the sound of something being taken apart. Recorded in Foam’s first bedroom at Whitehaus above the kitchen using synths, saws, tapes, banjo, hand drums, voice and more. Hear Morgan Shaker’s ‘Joe Bag’ get remixed and hacked, updated americana on ‘Poor Smithee’, and cassette virtuosity on ‘Deep Seed Fisherman’, and ‘Stick on Stick’. Plus original folk tunes on ‘Brass and Tenored’ and the later adopted Peace, Loving anthem ‘Untitled Banjo’. Bon Apetit!
Released on CD-R in chipboard sleeve with photocopied art by Arkm Foam. approx. 50 made.
Take a real head trip. Sip on this tall drink drip. Drop your nikes, look deeply into your psyche. If you’ve ever been down, been kicked around, seen the darker side of towne, well come on down. We’ve all got our own ‘Flats’ and sure we woulda tried to pull em all off the shelves too. Ain’t nothing to look at here, nothing to be ashamed of, keep on walkin, burn a new hole in old shoes. Sleep it off, tomorrow’s another mourning. Hang your head, keep your chin-ups. Deeper folkier wisdoms from a down sequoia. This album is an offering of blubber from a beached whale. Light your future paths.
Released on CD-R with photocopied artwork and insert by Morgan Shaker. approx 100 made.
The first Whitehaus release by haus-grandfather atomfoam (Arkm Foam). A retrospective of his rarely distributed home-recordings spanning from 1997-2007. Two discs chock full o grits an’ grazins. A video of you opening pretzels on your birthday. Embarrassing! A collection of many mini-albums including: The Guitar Quartet, Sniff Funny in 3 Movements, The Computer Tape, Craighead-Craighead, 5-Bits, The Microcassette Tape, Extra-Extras, MIDI music, 4-Track Wursts + more.
Released as two taped together chipboard sleeves, glued multi-layer photocopies, and tied with twine. Only 6 made.
The album recorded during the historic Many Mansions Northwest States life adventure. Shane returned to the Whitehaus with this album and we all listened at the first Whitehaus Thanksgiving. The power of pacific coast mountains and forests loom. Spooky shamanic children, tender lullabyes, third eye cats of drone, ginger lentils w/ your bliss. Get lost in rabbit holes of sound and find your way home with sounds of folk hymns and community celebration. Includes tracks ‘Sun (Son)’, ‘Clouds’, ‘Wearer of Masks’, ‘Ghost Dance’, ‘Thank You’, ‘Fingers’, ‘Something’, ‘Gentle Soul’, ‘Untitled’, and ‘Farewell’.
Released as a CD-R in chipboard sleeve with photocopied art by Many Mansions. Earlier editions with CD printing. approx 200 made.
The Meadlowarks under the direction of B. Law made this split with the Ruinous Gringos of Macchu Piccu on a cold winter day when Whitehaus was without heat. Includes 4-track versions of B. Law’s hits ’3rd Person Omniscient’, ‘Back to School’, and ‘Dinosaurs’. Early pro-studio recordings from The Gringos in 2005 with ‘A Cowboy Toast’ and ‘San Diego’. As well as a bonus tune, ‘Joy Bag’ from atomfoam’s ‘ARKMF’.
Cover drawn by B. Law, back cover designed by Morgan Shaker and glued to chipboard sleeve. approx 12 made.
A country classic – limited handmade edition. Skinny dipping in some pond you’ve never been to, the bugs sound strange. Someone’s cooking bacon on the fire. What a pretty table cloth! A mass of cedar waxwings attacking highbush cranberries, through big speakers. I am hungry, and then I am not. Transmissions from New England’s apple orchards, sleeping when you talk. Songs, an instrument, a voice, and a moving life covering mountains, prairie, and both of America’s coasts. Character that is real.
Released as a CD-R in chipboard sleeve with photo-transfer thistle and hand-penned by Lindsay Clark. approx 50 made.
Assembled by atomfoam and Many Mansions after MM’s return from months on the west coast and released around the holiday season of 2007. The first sampler from the Whitehaus Family Record features The Popsicles, Debbie & the Bullets, The Cups, The Woodrow Wilsons, Kettle Stitches, Brian S. Ellis, Lindsay Clark, Jake E, atomfoam, and Many Mansions. Plus Greg Moon and Jon Deuce’s tracks from the ‘Wake Up! EP! and a family version of the hoot-hit ‘Raspberry Crossing’.
Released on CD-R in chipboard sleeve. Cover designed by Greta Merrick, printed in black and white on multiple paper colors. Original CD-Rs have printed colored text that match the color of the cover. approx 200 made.
WAKE UP! 4 Tracks recorded by a giant group of friends and family one saturday morning at the Whitehaus. Featuring traveling word spinstrels “Solomon Sparrow’s Electric Whale Elephant Engine Revival”! Appearing on this record are Whitehaus classics: ‘Don’t Jam Me Up’, ‘Restless in Heaven’ (some of the only songs every written by Brian S. Ellis!), “Don’t Cry Mama” (the only recorded work by original treemauser Jon Duece), and “Mountain Steep” (a balls-out blues-jam with longtime-mauser Greg ‘Moon’ Mullen).
Released on CD-R in chipboard sleeve in edition of 10 or so with all unique hand-drawn covers. A few later editions included bonus tracks by Charles River Trout Company, and ‘On My 30th Birthday’.
After releasing Many Mansions 1, Many Mansions 2, and Many Mansions 3 pre-W.F.R, Shane makes his first release on Whitehaus an album showing his guitar-playing/songwriting side. But peel your eyes, cause this burger’s rare, only 20 copies ever released. Tune into one-man Mantra healing, philosophical spinnings, anthemic familial celebrations, toe-tappers, and truly trippy ‘tribal lunacy’. Shane shows off his more rarely seen anti-folk rooted humor and is revealed to be an eternal entertainer. Recorded in Many Mansion’s / Brian S. Ellis’ shared bedroom and other locations of The Whitehaus and using many of the fine voices of the ’07 hoot crew.
Released on CD-R in chipboard sleeve with photocopied art by Many Mansions. approx 20 made.