Sunday, November 6, 2011

Within This Tortured Land

Composition and Performance by Bob Agamemnon.
Inappropriate digital manipulation by MC Perec.

 Within This Tortured Land by fedorovavtomat

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Ja Volt!

A messy track from 2007 (predating Parapersonality Crash) wherein Fedorov Avtomat figured out a lot of things . . .

 Ja Volt! by fedorovavtomat

Friday, August 12, 2011

Regularly Scheduled Broadcasting to Resume


Rope and Pulley has been in the midst of a relocation to leafy South Orange, NJ.  We are readying more rare and unreleased Fedorov Avtomat tracks from the archive in anticipation of the new material F.A. claims to be recording in his basement lair.  Stay tuned . . .

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Outtake from Parapersonality Crash



While F.A. never finished this track, it does contain the apotheosis of his early style in its opening - a blistering robot drum solo.



 (gulp!) [incomplete] by fedorovavtomat

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Parapersonality Crash (The complete EP)


Here it is, listeners, all in one place. Tune in next week for a bonus outtake.

 Parapersonality Crash by fedorovavtomat

Friday, June 24, 2011

Parapersonality Crash Track Five

The bolt slid back on the Avtomat,
but all that emerged was (sob!).

 (sob!) by fedorovavtomat

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Parapersonality Crash Track Four

Happy "Father's Day" listeners.  Another day, another dollar.  The bigger they are, the harder the fall.  The longer the wait, the sweeter the payoff.  In for a nickel, in for a dime.  When the going gets tough, the tough get going.  What goes around comes around.  Where there's a will there's a way.  A stitch in time saves nine.  The last mile's the hardest mile.  Better late than never.



Friday, June 10, 2011

(sigh!)


Parapersonality Crash track three.  A "doozy."  In the psychedelic sense.


Friday, June 3, 2011

(gasp!)

Here's track two of Fedorov Avtomat's 2007 opus, Parapersonality Crash.


 (gasp!) by fedorovavtomat 

Friday, May 27, 2011

Parapersonality Crash

In 2007, our man Fedya produced an EP. On the eve of its release and what was sure to be international electronic stardom, he withdrew it. Only now has he granted Rope and Pulley permission to release it to our faithful listeners. The first track, "(choke!)", is here for your enjoyment. Tune in next week for track two.

 (choke!) by fedorovavtomat

Friday, May 20, 2011

Ruby Seychelle

Continuing our series of rare and unreleased tracks by the enigmatic Fedorov Avtomat, we bring you 2007's "Ruby Seychelle."  With an initial release of one, it's likely you've never heard it before. . . or read the dedication poem that accompanied the track when it was sent to its original recipient.


As it was explained to its dedicatee:


Most recently, Fedorov Avtomat sent me a CD containing "Ruby Seychelle" and asked that I send it to you as a gift.  What's more, he (perhaps confoundingly) asked that I pass along a poem he intends to serve as a dedication.

Even more peculiarly, the poem takes the form of a dramatic monologue, the poetic conceit pioneered by the English poet Robert Browning, in which the speaker of the poem is a figure other than the poet, and the reader stands in for the intended listener.

In a final turn of the eccentric but ingenious mind of this young artist, Fedorov Avtomat has made me, D. Stuart Mullins, the speaker of the poem.


D. STUART:

In this scene
I'm the go-between,
A conduit cut in twain

From panel to panel
And page to page
Repeating the refrain

To Casanova,
F.A. bequeaths
A song from underneath

The layers of targets
Aimed at and missed,
Each shielding a private grief

Consider this track
Shrapnel, once again intact
Stolen back from the Explosion Thief.


 Ruby Seychelle by fedorovavtomat 

Friday, May 13, 2011

Fedorov Avtomat Reemerges?

Via dark missives from covert locations, we are informed of the stirrings of the long dormant Fedorov Avtomat.  High time then, it seems, to release some hitherto unknown but vital past works of our reticent Sweet F.A.

From 2008, a lifetime ago, comes "Death is the Black Racer."

 Death is the Black Racer by fedorovavtomat

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

sttuttz on Matrixsynth!

The synthesizer warrior Matrixsynth has posted the extramuros collection!  Look here!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Bonus Track

As a reward for the Rope and Pulley Faithful, a (perhaps undercooked) outtake from Roy l'Ambas's Dash, Dash, and Further Dash. 

 Solicitine (outtake) by dsmullins

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Dash, Dash, and Further Dash Now Available!

Rope and Pulley Records is giddy to make available to the broader listening public Dash, Dash, and Further Dash by Roy l'Ambas.

Declaims Roy: Go, my songs, to the lonely and the unsatisfied.

Long time listeners are encouraged to share this EP far and wide.  As a reward, expect a bonus outtake to surface soon.

I remain, as ever,

Your Faithful Servant,

D Stuart Mullins



Sunday, March 20, 2011

Texas Rumor Eight


Obsessively, Roy makes of "extramuros eight" an ambience for your most neurotic daydreams.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

extramuros eight


In this montage, sttutttz assembles a device so ingenious that its function eludes even him. But at the end of the sequence, as the music fades, Our Hero finds himself back where he started.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Dash, Dash, and Further Dash




Behold the cover of Dash, Dash, and Further Dash, the debut EP of Rope and Pulley wunderkind Roy l'Ambas. Mark March 29th on your calendar.


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

extramuros seven

"How are you feeling, Sttuttz?"

"Bone dry, thanks for asking."

Saturday, February 19, 2011

New Jersey Ambient 3

Upon surveilling the grid, stuttz beheld another grid inside it, another one superimposed on it, and still another one, visible only to him. Faithfully, he reported his findings, but HQ had long since stopped checking the dead drop sttutz used.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Texas Rumor Two


In what's becoming a habit, Roy throttles another stuttz track in the newly named remix series. This time, "extramuros two" gets the treatment.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

extramuros five and six, wherein sTutZZ

observes the tedium of passion . . .



. . . and eats a bowl of industrial sweetener. . .

Friday, January 28, 2011

New Jersey Ambient 2

It won't stop snowing. Stutzz is reduced, prelingual but still sentient. Other symptoms: vertigo, disorientation, blurred vision . . .


New Jersey Ambient 2 from Rope and Pulley Records on Vimeo.


Music and video by Sttutz.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

extramuros four

Back in 1987, StUtZZ removed the ROM cartridge from his left hip. It wasn't time yet. Having placing it in a brushed metal box, he left for the woods. Living as a hermit, gathering herbs and raising chickens, sTuTzz bided a while. Decades. In the box waited the cartridge. On its label, written in pen: "extramuros four."