Friday, November 27, 2009

Recent Releases - Fall 2009

Use Me Lord Lose Your Face Gospel 45s

Apache Dropout - Lysergic Caveman Choogle
Apache Dropout Lysergic Caveman Choogle

Fatted Calf String Band - Cumberland Gap
Fatted Calf String Band Cumberland Gap

Tammar Tammar

Friday, May 22, 2009

Organization of Robotic Rights Reform

Organization of Robotic Rights Reform

Formed in 1985, the Organization of Robotic Rights Reform has continued to spread the word for equal rights for robots in the modern human community. With this audio awareness release the ORRR hopes to spread their message to the masses.
We are proud to be a part of this cassette release with the ORRR. Passion squeaks from robotic output jacks as they preach their circuit board gospel over electrobeat.
Digital release made available at

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Lord Fyre's Sound System "Soul BBQ Pt.1"

Soul BBQ 1

Children, things have changed. There used to be real hometown and regional stars. Soul BBQ is a collection of just that. These songs were collected exclusively from vintage 7" 45 rpm singles scavanged throughout the land. I've spent countless hours in cluttered record stores in California, junk stores on the south side of Chicago, small town thrift shops in the Dirty South, and yard saled scattered across the midwest to uncover these dusty and truly smoking gems. All Music recorded directly from vinyl to cassette at white ark studios. No digital processing has been used. Surface noise intact. Every record groove tells a story. Alright sock it to em Soul Bros. and Sisters!!! -Lord Fyre Bloomington, IN April 2009

Side A:
Billy "the kid" Emerson - the Whip pt. 1
JerryO - Karate Boogaloo
Betty Everett - Take Me
Chee-Chee and Peppy - I Know I'm in Love
the Goodes - Condition Red
the Packers - Go 'Head On
Side B:
Rufus Thomas - Down to my House
Syl Johnson - Ode to Soul Man
Wilmer and the Dukes - Get it (intru)
Eartha Kitt - Uska Dara
Brenda and the Tabulations - Stop Sneaking Around

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Sounds of Tomorrow

Sounds of Tomorrow

Traveling back from the future of 1960s past and through the brain of Bloomington, IN composer Aaron Deer, Magnetic South brings you the "Sounds of Tomorrow". Experience life in the wonderous, comfort-filled world of tomorrow - waking up in the morning, traveling to work, and even socializing over the weekend. See the wonders of tomorrow, today.

Our friends at Music Per Se will be releasing the digital version of the record very soon. Check 'em out at

Also, check out their site to order our tapes and have them delivered to you door. Enjoy.

Flux Balcony - Spacewalk


Magnetic South is happy to announce the release of the first Flux Balcony album "Spacewalk" originally released in 1974. Swedish-born Arvid Foresberg began his musical journey as an astrophysicist for the Swedish Space Board before moving into the burgeoning European electronic music scene in the early 70s. Known for his extreme privacy, very little information exists about the origins of this first record. Warm, mysterious beats mix with classical inspired melody to create a piece of work unlike all others. Needless to say, we fell in love with Flux's "futrical" sound at first listen. The Flux Balcony reissue campaign will continue through 2009. Our friends at Music Per Se will be releasing the digital version in the next week or so. Check 'em out at and us as always at

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Prince Dixon "Another Child of God"

Prince Dixon

"The Small One" Brother Prince Dixon's first record for Gospel Corner Records. I came across this record last time I was in Portland, OR. Other than fixing a car and preparing to play some music, I spent most of the day flipping through used gospel, blues, and world music LPs. I was instantly taken in by Dixon's confident and powerful vocal delivery. Dixon's short bio on the back on the record was promising as well. After discovering he had been anointed to sing God's praises at the age of 5, Dixon used his conditions of heartache and frustration to thrill and save many souls. Recorded by Glory Bound Train Productions DJ Brother Henderson, "Another Child of God" features Dixon's powerful voice and his wish for a peaceful and unified human existence. A true testament to the power of American gospel music. Enjoy. -AD

Side A
1. Another Child of God
2. Don't Let the Devil Ride
3. Get In the Spirit
4. May the Work I've Done
5. Why Can't We Live Together
6. Somebody Needs The Lord

Download Side A

Side B
1. Keep On Fighting
2. I Thank Him
3. Light House
4. They Don't Live Here Anymore
5. Jordan River
6. Been Praying

Download Side B

Monday, March 9, 2009

Gourmet Scum / Landlord "Scum Lord" Cassette - Out Now

Scumlord Cassette

Bloomington, IN's Gourmet Scum and Landlord trade sides on this Magnetic South Studios recorded tape. Look for it where you find other fine MS releases.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Honkey Cong - Fuzzed-Out International Soundz

Honkey Cong - Fuzzed Out Intrenational Soundz

For our first download installment, Magnetic South is proud to present our first out-of-print cassette - Honkey Cong's "Fuzzed-Out International Sounds". Honkey (Lord Fyre) and Cong (BA) make up Magnetic South's in-house DJ team and this release is an exclusive look into their live sets. Released as part of a ceremony on the Bloomington, IN downtown square during the 2008 Lotus Festival, this tape was limited to 15 hand-made copies. Enjoy.

1. Celestin Ukwu & His Philosophers National - Okwukwe Na Nchekwube (Nigeria '74)
2. S. E. Rogie - Do Me Justice (Sierra Leone '67-'72)
3. Mustafa Ozkent - Uskudar (Turkey '73)
4. Asha Bhosle w/ R.D. Burman - Dum Mar Dum (Live India ?)
5. Can - Pnoom/19th Century Man (Germany '68-'69)
6. Sinn Susamouth - Maxy Maxy (Cambodia '66-'75)
7. The Gam of P.M. - Luk Tung Klong Yap (Thailand '60s)
8. Caetano Veloso - Soy Loca Por Ti, America (Brazil '68)
9. Sakura & the Quests - My Boy Lollipop (Singapore '67)
10. Unknown - Chemirocha (? Africa ?)
11. Pete Young - If You Got Soul (Jamaica '67)

1. Soundscape From India
Suarasama - Sang Hyzng Guru (Sumatra '89)
Soundscape From India
Konono #1 - NDONGA (Africa '04)
2. Erkin Korey - Mesafebra (Turkey '70s)
3. The Exciters - The Exciters Theme Song (Panama '69)
4. Chang Siao Ying - Come Back To Me (Singapore ?)
5. O.P. Nayyer - Kismat (India '68)
6. Jean-Pierre Massiare - Space Woman (France '74)
7. Secos E. Molhados - Amor (Brazil '70s)
8. Don Nadie - Caota (Spain '72)

Like all of the records in our series, this tape will only be available for one week.


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

John Wilkes Booze Video Trailer 1

We are happy to announce Magnetic South's first video project. Summer 2009, look for the John Wilkes Booze Summer 2003 live video, as yet untitled. The video features footage of shows from their Bloomington, IN home and on their summer 2003 Five Pillars of Soul West Coast tour. A soul shakin' and shatterin' experience for sure. Below is the first trailer for the film. More info will be available through the spring.

Monday, February 16, 2009

First 12 Releases From Magnetic South (2008)

First 12 Magnetic South Releases

Here we are at our first post and we're already at 12 releases. Needless to say we are keeping busy. Even as I type, Quincy Quartz is plugging away on his Funmachine in the Magnetic South Studio. Here is a list of what you see above:(clockwise from top)
Spacewalk - Flux Balcony
Voices of the Dust Bowl - Comp.
Reuben & Vanessa - Reuben & Vanessa
Cha Cha Cha - Apache Dropout
Weetoww - Wee Giant
Science of Satan - OS
All Tangled Up - Gospel Comp.
International Psych Mix 1 - BA
Around Whitsuntide - Wee Giant
Fuzzed-Out International Soundz - Honkey Cong
Sitar Outreach Ministry
Surrealisten - Wee Giant

Most releases are still available. Look alittle and you'll find where.
Much more to come.