TLR 004-011: purposeful availment CD subscription series
out of print
eight CD EPs by eight artists released 2002–2003, available by subscription only. if you didn’t subscribe way back when, you’re out of luck. each subscriber receives a copy of each individually slipcased CD as it becomes available, along with a handsome case (pictured at left) hand-silkscreened by artist casey burns to house the entire collection.
3/13/2005 SUBSCRIBER UPDATE—all of the cds and various parts for this disc arrived a day or two ago and we have been busy bees here at three lobed headquarters stuffing these into envelopes for mailing. look for all copies to be out of our hands and on the way to subscribers no later than this friday (march 18). thanks for hanging out with us during the process and for subscribing to the series. enjoy!
4/24/2005 SUBSCRIBER UPDATE—while we have mailed all of the discs out to subscribers from the last installment of the series, due to the delay we have received several envelopes returned to us marked as "undeliverable - address unknown." if you are a subscriber to the series and still haven't seen your rachel's disc, please drop us a line. thanks!
the CDs below were available to subscribers only, although each of the artists was given a small supply. some of them may have individual copies for sale. otherwise, your best bet is probably ebay.
TLR 004: six organs of admittance — you can always see the sun
released march 2002. one blissful 20 minute trip that is possibly the best thing ben chasny’s ever released.
TLR 005: bardo pond — purposeful availment
released march 2002. over a half hour of some of the band’s most tripped out material to date. “thalay sagar (torture tortures)” is simply intense.
TLR 006: mick turner — seven angels
released july 2002. seven solo guitar movements in only the way mick turner can create them.
TLR 007: tarentel — fear of bridges
released july 2002. two gorgeous improvised live tracks intermingled with 4 studio cuts. remarkable.
TLR 008: idyll swords — purposeful availment
released november 2002. six new studio tracks from those masters of exotic stringed instruments. the band’s best work and it’s simply phenomenal.
TLR 009: tim midgett — it goes like this
released november 2002. six (largely) acoustic guitar tracks from this member of silkworm. excellent for displaying a new side of tim’s music.
TLR 010: surface of eceyon — tussyan ruins
released april 2003.
TLR 011: rachel's — technology is killing music
available as a digital download from bandcamp.
released march 2005. an eighteen minute suite in the tradition of systems/layers. essential.
updated 27 march 2013