3 French Hens return from a field trip to Hooksett, NH visit to the White Birch Brewery, and host a beer tasting, featuring live improvisations in response to each of three beers: Hooksett Ale, White Birch Dubbell, White Birch Tripel
released 19 May 2011
Matt Samolis, flute
Steve Norton, reeds + percussion
Adam Foam, portable cassette devices and other avenues of manipulation
Special guest: Brian Ellis, poetry/text/ voice/tapes
have you ever woken up to the smell of a smoking gun? have you ever laughed in the face some of somebody laughing at you? be not supervised while listening. take the risk into your own hands. be somebody or be somebody’s fool. if you’re not now, you never were. “the past and the future are really not all that different.” – brian s. ellis (kind of like kerouac)
Crops is a recycling bin that splices together bits of music, spoken word, poetry from Brian S. Ellis and songs of Manners and Atomfoam. Sometimes tense and cacophonous, other times sparse and symphonious, this tape was made to be listened to with headphones – so grab your walkman and go.
Released on cassette tape with artwork by Greg Sun
A double disc containing a rerelease of Foam’s first Whitehaus album ‘ARKMF’ (WFR015), as well as a bonus disc comprised of a ‘best of’ Foam’s home recordings over the past 10 years. Best of bonus disc contains: Uncle Ball Bearings, Sniff Funny in 3 Movements, Honk on the Drum, Music for Sonic Mobile, Guitar Quartet, Beetles of Noise, City Life, Microcassette Tape, and other 4-track tidbits. Wacky music for people who really need it, made by people who really are it.
First edition has photo copy covers of things from Foam’s desk drawer (edition of 30). Second edition has covers hand stamp-collaged by Arkm Foam (edition of 50). Both appear as a double CD-R in gatefold chipboard sleeves.
The first Whitehaus Family Showcase happened on March 21, 2008 at the Cambridge YMCA Theater! Sound engineered and recorded by Shane Myrbeck. Performers include: Brian S. Ellis, We’re in Towne, Stephanie Berry, Jacob Mashak, Avi Jacob, Piddly Kids, Kettle Stitches, Uncle Shoe, The Woodrow Wilsons, The Good Party, Peace,Loving, Manners, Casey Rocheteau, Prince Rama of Ayodyha, Lindsay Clark, The Live Adventure, Many Mansions / Baixia, and The Bright Hearts Brigade. Multiple tracks from each artist!
Released as a two-disc CD-R in gatefold chipboard sleeves. Artwork designed and screenprinted by Greta Merrick. Artwork was adapted from the Blastfest concert poster designed and printed by Greta Merrick. Insert designed by Greta Merrick.
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.
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.