BIG KITTY -BIG KITTY EP (RLMS 04)
"The recordings of Clark Williams, AKA Big Kitty are both winsome and thoughtful. He has found a way to seamlessly connect the American folk song with sweeping images of the otherworlds. He travels from green pastures to alien heavens in the breadth of just a few hard-lipped lines. His ballads go from traditional structures and timing to moments where the tracks seem to disintegrate and back again. He sings of loneliness, long lost cultures, abductions, and the loneliness of being abducted by long lost cultures. Released in tandem with Mule Magazine." -Reelfoot
Read this issue's BIG KITTY interview HERE
The amazing and assaultingly beautiful (insane) Terry Plumming Magazine and Noise Release label is at last documented in full effect!
There have been few things that have inspired us as much as the late Terry. Pushing us as editors/designers to find truth in less-linear thought patterns/ideas and explore less plotted (though we could never compete with Terry) paths for how media should interact with it's readers and viewers.
It sounds obtuse, but it's just so true.
Terry founder and pioneer, E.Graph exposed the virtual archive to us at our recent release party. Not only is the entire audio archive available for download, but each and every printed piece downloadable in it's final 3-d packaged/printed form has been redigitized—as in rescanned after printing!—no digital files uploaded here!— the real tactile-loving documented deal. You can even download the whole thing as a bit torrent.
We wouldn't expect anything less from T.Plumming. The documentation wouldn't be right without the insane attention to microscopic detail, and innane 'do it even if it's not time efficient/do it because it must be done!-ness' (that we've come to expect from the Terry crew) weren't carried through.
Just to step back and be able to see the project as a whole is beyond satisfying. The inspiration and visual/audible/sensual agitation we found in each individual issue, suddenly brought to a whole new level. And we thought the Bacon issue was The End-all . . .
|on the cover: gregory euclide
This issue is packed full, with a lot of our favorite features and articles to date.
One HUGE highlight, is that we're releasing a BIG KITTY EP, in tandem with the amazing Reelfoot Library. Stay tuned in the next couple days for its digital release. And maybe you'll be lucky enough to get your hands on a hardcopy if you can make it to our July 4th release party. Minneapolis's Gregory Euclide is on the cover. Euclide answered a few of our questions alongside Chicago-based Nico Camargo.
This issue also includes our longest article to date—a 9 page expose on young North Carolina farmers. Through photo essay and interviews, Alix Blair explores both the exceptional and the day to day for 8 young farmers making a go at it.
We're also proud to present to you the artwork of long-time Mule collaborators, Emily Clayton and Chris Roberson, as well as explore Chattanooga's Young Monster studio. There's dozens of interviews with inspiring directors/filmmakers/musicians like Steve James (Hoop Dreams, Stevie), Harmony Korine, David Daniell, Helen Money, Count Bass D, and Javelin. Not to mention a fashion spread of the beautiful and sustainably constructed Frei Designs and our sharing guide to Tennessee, for those of you outsiders.
Read on! Please Scroll Through—just click to go fullscreen.