We now have two CD of studio recordings & two EPs(*) of live recordings available. All are licensed under Creative Commons and are free to download(*) or distribute.

 


Last night at the old hotel

Last night at the old hotel CD

This is our second studio release.
CD & mp3s available now on amazon + iTunes.

Listen to the whole album right here on the TuneCore widget:

Track Listing

Thomas Rex A: djembe bt: agogo bells, bvox, frog, melodion db: bongos, bvox, klaves, shakers hcm: bass JC: kazoo, mandolin, vox TM: drum kit 3:05
bug in my car A: bongos bt: guitar, vox db: bvox, goat hooves, guiro hcm: bass JC: big bass drum, bvox TM: drum kit 2:45
Egghead salad A: djembe bt: banjo db: bass hcm: ukelele JC: kazoo, vox TM: drum kit (special guest) Heinous Bienfäng: Humpty Dumpty story 3:17
he said she heard A: djembe bt: guitar, talking drum, vox db: rainstick hcm: bass JC: BBD TM: drum kit 4:00
the mount A: doumbek bt: banjo db: bvox, guitar hcm: bass, bvox JC: vox TM: drum kit 2:58
Come down from the clouds A: djembe bt: bells, bvox, melodion, rattle db: bvox, kabasa, shakers, vibraslap hcm: bass JC: guiro, vox TM: drum kit 4:39
Prayers and lies A: bvox, cajon bt: bvox, guitar db: bongos, bvox, klaves hcm: bass, bvox JC: mandolin, vox TM: drum kit 2:27
God didn’t do it A: bvox, djembe bt: guitar, vox db: bvox, doumbek, shakers hcm: bass JC: bvox, shaker TM: drum kit 3:35
James Nachtwey A: congas, djembe bt: bvox, guitar db: bongos, bvox, goat hooves, vibraslap hcm: bass JC: mandolin, vox TM: drum kit 4:33
Someone’s floating A: dawul, percussion bt: frame drum, giggle stick, vox db: guitar, vox hcm: bass, vox JC: mandolin, vox TM: drum kit (special guest) Heinous Bienfäng: vox 3:22
Think about it A: djembe bt: bass db: bvox, ramwong hcm: ukelele JC: shaker, vox TM: drum kit 2:27

all arrangements by bbc.

recorded may-dec 2013 @ The Zone Productions by Mark Brasel; percussion [1,2,6,7,8,9,10] recorded @ db productions.
mixed & mastered jun 2013 – jan 2014 @ The Zone Productions by Mark Brasel.

artwork by Francis Gigantic.
photography by Jaime David Tishler + Francis Gigantic.

studio recording pics

 


It will come back to you

It will come back to you CD

This is our first studio release.
CD & mp3s available now on amazon + iTunes.

Listen to the whole album right here on the TuneCore widget:

Track Listing

Fanga alafia A: djembe, vox/bvox bt: guitar, talking drum, bvox db: djembe, doumbek, vox/bvox hcm: ukelele, fanta bottle, bvox JC: mandolin, shaker, vox/bvox TM: kit, shakers 4:10
Cheeseburger cheeseburger A: big bass drum bt: guitar, bvox db: wooden frog, bvox hcm: bass JC: mandolin, vox TM: kit 3:10
UKO (spacebar) A: BBD bt: talking drum, vox db: bass hcm: ukelele JC: shaker, vox TM: kit 3:29
mycelium A: triangle bt: guitar, zills, vox db: djembe, bvox hcm: bass JC: udu, vox TM: kit 2:55
Ceviche A: bongos bt: melodion db: guitar, bvox hcm: bass JC: vox TM: kit, shakers 3:29
spec A: didgeridoo bt: guitar, vox db: singing bowl, djembe, bvox hcm: bass JC: cowbell, singing bowl, BBD, bvox TM: kit 4:31
Hippopotamus amphibius A: udu, bvox bt: bvox, guitar db: djembe, bvox hcm: ukelele, bvox JC: mandolin, vox TM: kit, shakers 3:26
Pesto A: bass, bvox bt: melodion, bvox db: BBD, vibraslap, bvox hcm: ukelele, bvox JC: mandolin, vox TM: kit, bvox 4:49
Cockroach spray A: mandolin, bvox bt: banjo, bvox db: guitar, bvox hcm: bass, bvox JC: BBD, agogo bells, flexitone, finger snaps, beatbox, vox TM: kit 5:05
it will come back A: djembe bt: guitar, vox db: doumbek, vox hcm: bass JC: mandolin, vox TM: agogo bells, hi-hat (special guest) Tiffany Aldridge: bvox 3:20

recorded Sep 2010 – Aug 2011, mixed & mastered @ db studio – W. Melbourne, FL.
additional recording @ gb studio & Tvaarksanianica Bay Area Center for the Digital Recording Arts, Eastern Annex.

artwork by Francis Gigantic.
photography by John Sluder, Lisa Campbell, & db.


outside cover inside cover


story
It will come back (story)
by JC.

studio recording pics

 


Smell The Busk EP

Smell The Busk EP

Smell The Busk Series B

This is our first release, available March 18, 2011.
Handmade CDs are available in limited quantities, see below for purchasing options.

Track Listing

Fanga Inglorius Buskers 3:55
Prayers And Lies Inglorius Buskers 2:55
bug in my car Hounds Of Buskerville 3:07
Spacebar (uko) Buskathon 3:42
spec Hounds Of Buskerville 4:04

Inglorius Buskers

Recorded 12-21-2009 live on Tropic Wave Radio

Hounds of Buskerville

Recorded 1-10-2010 live at Aquarian Cultural Center, Cocoa, FL

Buskathon

Recorded 10-5-2010 live on WFIT 89.5 FM, Melbourne, FL

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($5 + $2 shipping, US only)

 


Shamen Noodles EP

Shaman Noodles EP

Shamen Noodles Series A

This is our second release, available April 23, 2011.
Handmade CDs are available in limited quantities, see below for purchasing options.

Track Listing

Cheeseburger Cheeseburger Inglorius Buskers 3:16
God didn’t do it What The Busk! 4:00
it will come back Buskathon 3:32
James Nachtwey Hounds Of Buskerville 4:41
mycelium Buskathon 3:03

Inglorius Buskers

Recorded 12-21-2009 live on Tropic Wave Radio

What The Busk!

Recorded 1-7-2010 live at The Gallery, Melbourne, FL

Hounds of Buskerville

Recorded 1-10-2010 live at Aquarian Cultural Center, Cocoa, FL

Buskathon

Recorded 10-5-2010 live on WFIT 89.5 FM, Melbourne, FL

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Ink 19 review:

Shamen Noodles/Smell The Busk

busk (verb) Chiefly British. To entertain by dancing, singing, or reciting on the street or in a public place. Origin: 1850 – 55; “to make a living by entertaining.”

You’re forgiven if you have no idea of “busking.” As the definition says, it’s mainly a United Kingdom thing. Billy Bragg got his start “singing in the tubes” and scores of entertainers have struck up a song on the streets, put a tip jar out, and “sang for their supper.”

Don’t think any of them went at it like the Brevard Busking Coalition, however. These two live EPs are an exercise in audio anarchy. Between the six members they play over 30 instruments, and what a racket! Strains of Frank Zappa meet XTC, or perhaps the Holy Modal Rounders playing Tejano music, its all here. “God Didn’t Do It” gives a pointed rebuke to modern society, and “Spacebar” sounds like doo-wop on Mars performed by Primus. Or something. If you’re down Florida way and see a bunch of ne’er do wells playing in the streets, give a listen. You ain’t seen — or heard — anything like it. These EPs are available as free, Creative Commons-licensed downloads, check their website.

Brevard Busking Coalition: brevardbusking.org

James Mann

 

Creative Commons License
It will come back to you, Shamen Noodles, and Smell The Busk by Brevard Busking Coalition are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.