Wednesday, December 20, 2006

ROPE AND PULLEY RECORDS announces two new additions to its artist roster

Brooklyn, NY
December 20th, 2006


ROPE AND PULLEY RECORDS announces two new additions to its artist roster.

As 2006 charges to a close, ROPE AND PULLEY RECORDS wraps things up with a pair of groundbreaking releases!

La Lumine Cavrenozo's debut recording of Bob Agamemnon's Four Themes marks the year old label's first chamber music release. Bridging the divide between jazz, classical, film music, and even indie rock, La Lumine Cavrenozo's mission is to reinvigorate the instrumental music tradition in America. ROPE AND PULLEY RECORDS founder and president D. Stuart Mullins: "These kids are obviously interested in more than high dollar sex and Italian sports cars. I'm interested in that too." Let the revolution begin!

Available now at

1. 1st Theme
2. 2nd Theme
3. 3rd Theme
4. 4th Theme (Live)

Not a label to rest on its high-art laurels, ROPE AND PULLEY RECORDS adds a dance floor yang to this orchestral yin with the debut release from DJ Lonely Street. This four track EP features TWO firsts!

The first first: Vocalist Lex Luxurious (appearing courtesy REPERCUSSION RECORDS) lends his not inconsiderable pipes to the first ROPE AND PULLEY track to feature singing! On "Fully Articulate," Luxurious proves a soulful compliment to DJ Lonely Street's combination of sampled kitchenware and deft House beats in a future dance floor hit. Luxurious' lyrics about "the politics of action figures" should provoke the mind as well as the hips!

What could follow such a momentous event in the history of creative music? What is the second first with which ROPE AND PULLEY draws the year to a close? The second first is a remix! DJ Lonely Street offered to mangle La Lumine Cavrenozo's rendition of "4th Theme" with her hardest beats and most science fiction bass, and ROPE AND PULLEY couldn't say no! Sick!

Available now at

1. Fully Articulate (feat. Lex Luxurious)
2. Swami Clause
3. Contempo Tundra
4. 4th Theme (Lonely Remix)

Saturday, May 13, 2006


Brooklyn, NY
May 13, 2006



For fans of adventurous music smarting from the rumored breakup of electro-acoustic outfit Webern and the Gynoids, and those lamenting the "retirement" of sound collage artist sSStTTuUUTttz, succor is on the way.

Brooklyn-based ROPE AND PULLEY RECORDS proudly announces the latest addition to its sound-addled roster: MC Perec, enigmatic producer-composer-scientist.

Recording under arbitrarily determined constraints involving the sounds used in individual tracks, MC Perec straddles the line between abstract sound art and dance floor beats. The notorious eccentric rarely releases his work to more than a handful of friends and colleagues, making his sizable oeuvre nearly impossible to track down.

Finally, after months of indirect negotiations and CIA-style "cold drops," ROPE AND PULLEY has succeeded in obtaining the right to distribute the four tracks available for listening now at

1. Open Up With The 88s
2. Quiz The Skin
3. sssssssssssssssssss
4. Cryogenic Weekend

Said ROPE AND PULLEY founder and president D Stuart Mullins, "Those who know me know it's rare for me to throw around words like 'genius' lightly. But here it is: MC Perec is redefining music, track by track, much the same way Albert Einstein redefined physics."

Thursday, February 23, 2006

The Music of Reginald Gaylord Rediscovered

Brooklyn, NY
February 23, 2006


ROPE AND PULLEY RECORDS, still in its infancy as a record label, has already begun to make its mark on the 21st century music scene with a release that will go down as a heroic act of historical preservation.

Tragically overlooked genius Reginald Gaylord has yet to gain the recognition due his output, mostly because of the absence of surviving recordings. Many of the master tapes not destroyed by Gaylord himself met a fate perhaps much worse: they were banished to evidence lockers somewhere deep within the recesses of the Federal Communication Commission of the U.S. governement after being seized in a series of raids on the composer's Oklahoma City residence and other production facilities associated with the underground television movement.

After Gaylord's presumed passing in 1994 (although his death has never been confirmed, he has not been seen since the airing of the final brilliant episode of The Blame Infusion) his music was essentially silenced. Only the famous "Shawnee Notebook," so named because it was discovered at the composer's sister's home in Shawnee, Oklahoma has kept his legacy alive. This notebook, filled with scores, descriptions, and recording notes, all in Gaylord's own hand, became a kind of samizdat passed from musician to musician for the past ten years, greatly influencing a generation of artists.

Finally, ROPE AND PULLEY RECORDS has taken the step of bringing these compositions to life with the release of The Music of Reginald Gaylord. ROPE AND PULLEY RECORDS labelmates DJ Anton Webern of Webern and the Gynoids and sound collage artist Ssstutz have collaborated to faithfully recreate the soundtracks to several of the underground television programs scored by the troubled legend.

Four outstanding tracks, all culled from Gaylord's work on action series The Blame Infusion are available for listening, along with historical notes (available via the "lyrics" function on the audio player) and rare period photographs at

1. Theme from the Blame Infusion
2. Agent Rocket's Memory Theme
3. Periscope Depth
4. Exotica, Espionage, Economics

"Words cannot express how excited I am to see this labor of love finally come to fruition." said ROPE AND PULLEY RECORDS founder and president D. Stuart Mullins. "I can only hope that this recording finds its place on the shelves of the serious music enthusiast alongside the indispensable works of such geniuses as Prince, Harry Partch, and Robert Smith."

Friday, February 3, 2006

Webern & The Gynoids release new track

Brooklyn, New York
February 3, 2006


Webern & The Gynoids release new track.

Lighting really does strike twice! Or in the case of Webern & The Gynoids, the FOURTH time's the charm! With rumors mounting that the group may call it quits, this latest opus may be a swan song. Listening to this masterful weaving of drug- tinged psychedelia, warm House beats, and High Modernest poetry, I sure hope not!

What are the critics saying about Webern & The Gynoids' latest track, "Vivid Villain, I Hardly Know You Anymore (Burnt Norton Mix)"?

"The most successful fusion of clubland and T.S. Eliot since Tyron Slothrop Trio's 1989 hit 'Those Were Pearls That Were His Eyes, Asshole'." -Ben Ratlifff, New York Times

"First there was Charles Mingus's 'A Modern Jazz Symposium of Music and Poetry.' Now comes the Vivid Villain. That cat Webern can really blow!" -Nat Hentofff, Downbeat

"Whither mirth? Thither mirth!" -The Paris Review

Also available:
"Influenzal Creeps Aren't Getting Their Due"
"His Comm Link Was Down"
"Now For The Details, The Fatal Blow"

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Webern and the Gynoids release new track

Brooklyn, New York
January 15, 2006
For Immediate Release

Anton Webern, supported as always by the lovely Gynoids, has done it again! His one minute and thirty-nine second dramatic setting entitled "His Comm Link Was Down" draws on the best elements of speculative fiction to enthrall the listener with an exciting entertainment that uses Technology to create its thrilling tension.

Also available for listening is future-classic "Influenzal Creeps Aren't Getting Their Due," a cut I'm sure music fans will be humming from the Paris Metro to the New York City Subway! It's just that good.

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