Various - The Jewelled Antler Library

In 2003, Porter Records released a monthly subscription series of 3" CDrs with a bonus 13th thrown in for good measure at the end. You get Loren Chasse, Tomes, The Ivytree, Hala Strana, Dead Raven Choir, Famous Boating Party, Uton, Claypipe, The Muons, Thuja, Fursaxa, Kemialliset Ystävät and The Ways Of God To Man.

This is the four CD collection released in 2008.


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Double Dubz 2 May 2023 at 04:05  

Awesome thx--but can't unpack the files (?). Tried both

badgerstump 2 May 2023 at 16:12  

@ DD ... checked and works fine here

magnetic vessel 3 May 2023 at 04:49  

I received the original subscription series in the mail every month back then but never knew about the 13th 3"! anyone else have the same experience? Regardless, Thank you much!!

Anonymous,  3 May 2023 at 11:18  

Thank you so much! This is wonderful

FlaccusMUC 4 May 2023 at 05:32  

Excellent! Thank you very much!
... Still, I haven't given up hope that there will be a Jazzfinger re-up one day ...

Anonymous,  4 May 2023 at 18:33  

Ah, nicely, thank you.

Anonymous,  8 May 2023 at 20:45  

I really thank you, Budge- i absolutely LOVE that anthology!

Anonymous,  9 May 2023 at 15:00  

I really thank you for posting this one, Budge!
Absolutely gorgeous!
Btw, could you post Night of the indian pipes by furasxa if you have It? It's the only one i miss :-)

parmalee 9 May 2023 at 18:43  

How hard would it be to index the stuff on this site? Just askin, not trying to be pushy or anything. Whilst trawling the archives, I found a few things that I'm actually on, but then I forgot what they were and where they were and couldn't find em again. (Think "new weird America" type crap and Finnish-related stuff, among other things. Also, if I really cared that much, I probably would have used something close to my real name, maybe? I don't know.) But seriously though, music nerd types just LOVE tags--don't they/we? I always thought so, at least.

badgerstump 9 May 2023 at 23:08  

"new weird america" was a crap Wire pigeon hole ... the music was spectacular, mostly transcendent with the occasional "bruv, you've done too many buckets"

the things on here could be tagged but who gives a shit. i get bored by even thinking about the people who have some kind of power electronics distinction that they can't get over.

i suppose that my point is that i have been in the process of "failing" to compartmentalise the things i love into pigeon holes so i can portray a narrative since forever. makes no sense to me.

funnily enough, my name isn't badgerstump. when i got involved in this a long time ago, two stray cats turned up as a tag team: big Badger and Stumpy (aka Lord Stumpton, the king of all he doth survey), a proper short arse with the attitude of ten short arses. engagement matters, real names are optional.

anyway, what is obvious is that the posts are dwindling. it's been more than 13 years and i think less about what is next on here and prefer watching the new intake of stray cats wrestle in the garden ... it's a motivation thing. i have a mental (and digitally prepared) list of lovely old and new art

not stopping ... just pausing occasionally

... and by the way kids ... well, son, a funny thing about blogging is that it's better to try to not get paid for something you have posted, than to try to generate an income posting other peoples work. And by the way, if you see your blogger with a donate button this weekend, be sure to tell her SATAN, SATAN, SATAN!!!"

parmalee 10 May 2023 at 01:03  

Yeah, a lot of people featured in that "New Weird America" Wire article were pretty pissed off about the whole thing. And David Keenan is a twat! It's like he wanted to portray people as part of some grand movement, when in reality they were just regualr people just doing what they liked.

I definitely appreciate the stance on labelling and pigeonholing. For me it's more a matter of age, the sheer volume of shit (good and bad) anymore, and the simple fact that I've always been ridiculously unorganized when it comes to keeping track of MY OWN shit, weirdly enough. (I mean, not being able to remember whether or not you played on something? That's kind of ridiculous.) I seem to do alright with things totally unrelated to me though. Could just be a self-loathing thing, but I think there's something more to it.

A while back I downloaded an issue of this magazine called Prog (seriously!) because it had a long interview with Hugh Banton of VDGG. The rest of the magazine seemed to feature all these contemporary bands who were basically just recreating 70s prog, almost as faithfully as they could muster. That's just depressing. Though I reckon that's kinda how 99 percent of people do tend to think and act. WIthout appropriate labelling and categorizing of absolutely everything, I think a lot of people are lost.

I should clarify though: by tags and labelling, I mostly meant names, years, and maybe country of origin? The rest is kind of pointless and silly. Maybe if I find myself incredibly bored sometime, I'll create a sister site and catalog your entire site--don't worry, that's not gonna happen.

Seems like most of the good music blogs have been winding down in recent years. Soon, all we'll be left with is... I dunno, Katy Perry and the like.

FlaccusMUC 10 May 2023 at 05:02  

Wouldn't mind donating for the cats, though ...

Anonymous,  11 May 2023 at 17:59  

I dunno, though there are tons of things here I've never even seen anywhere else, cataloging would make bleak bliss yet another link dump. There are things here I'd kill for reups of but not at the expense of continually checking out badgerstump's newest recommendations, musings, and updates on garden cats