75OL-224 Stan Sobczak – Stan Land
$8.00 S&H Included
$8.00 S&H Included
1. Theme From Stan Land
2. Ep 1. Let Sleeping Liars Lie
3. Ep 2. Snow Fatigue
4. Ep 3. Just Like Mom Used To Make It
5. Ep 4. Silverfish On The Wall, Silverfish On The Floor
6. Ep 5. Yearly Checkup
7. Ep 6. Mold and Mildew
8. Ep 7. Barely There
9. Ep 8. That’s The Way She Operates (Season Finale)
When we last heard from Stan Sobczak it was 2013. Since then Stan has been binge watching life through the cellar window. In between pharmacist visits, dehumidifier maintenance and mildew abatement he also found the time to compose a new record; a soundtrack to life inside and outside the basement. Stan Land is an 8 episode loosely scripted series; a sonic television show for the theater in Stan’s mind. Let its almost 80 minutes unfold and envelop you in its glistening cinematic glow. For fans of Brian Eno, Rod Serling & Lunesta.
At least two important things happened since Stan Sobczak’s last musical release: he
briefly went off his medication; and, with the money he saved, he bought a Roku.
Over a single two week stretch, Stan watched Broadchurch, several times. He also dug
into The Falls, Five Days, Veep, the first season of Twin Peaks, Game Of Thrones,
Boardwalk Empire, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel, Forever Knight, Mad Men, the
remastered episodes of the original Star Trek, and several Ken Burns projects.
Stan had to be hospitalized at the end. For a few reasons. For many reasons.
When he returned (to his parents’) home, he discovered that a raccoon had quietly
settled into the record collection room. Whenever Stan attempted to enter the record
collection room, the raccoon would hiss and claw, making impossible for him to grab
any of the CDs, cassettes, and records he had stored.
The only pieces of music Stan could access were balanced on the small table on the
other side of the basement: a Free Design compilation and Tangerine Dream’s
soundtrack to Michael Mann’s Thief.
Every day, Stan would get up around two o’clock in the afternoon and give serious
thought to getting rid of the raccoon. Yet, he never called the animal control officer, the
Department Of Environmental Management, or a pest control expert. One time, he
called his sister, but she just kept asking question after question, which was useless.
Unable to enter the record collection room, Stan simply listened to the Free Design and
Tangerine Dream records, endlessly. Those became the biggest influences on this most
recent Stan Sobczak record.
Sometimes, Stan would call up an installment of Space: 1999 on the Roku, and try to
get it to sync up with The Free Design record. Sometimes, Stan would listen to the
raccoon constructing what was likely some kind of makeshift fort out of his old records.
So many things became part of the creative process.
In January, Stan’s uncle arrived to blast the raccoon apart with a shotgun. He’d heard
about the strange creature from Stan’s sister. The weapon reduced the entire Pousette-
Dart collection to fragments. Both Stan and his uncle were deaf for several days,
With the raccoon being deceased, and the police being very angry about a firearm
being discharged within town limits, Stan decided the album was finished.
Here it is.
Maybe you won’t be disappointed.
Stanatron (Kraig Jordan and BK)
HoneyBunch (Jeffrey Underhill)
Long Trees (Rafael Attias and Dan Wright)
Rachel C. Blumberg will also be showing her stop motion films/ Artist Luke Randall.
Each night we will be broadcasting 90.3 WRIU – Boudin Dan’s Radio show.
Food Drive for each show for the RI Food Bank and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center.
(1 of 52 Hunger Network)
$10.00 – Limited Tickets
75orLess-endorsed recording studio Plan of a Boy is located in the Smill Hill section of Providence, RI. Kraig Jordan (The Masons, Junior Varsity Arson, Lloyd’s Llamas, Stanatron) owns and operates the studio. They have rebuilt the retaining wall, so you no longer have to worry about being crushed to death while taking a smoke break.
The following 75orLess bands have recorded at Plan of a Boy: Baby Oil, Coma Coma, I am Tom Cummins, Lloyd’s Llamas, Bill Keough, Galvanize, Six Star General, Matt Fraza, Junior Varsity Arson, Jodie Treloar, Karma Rocket, 15er, and others.
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75OL-167 Stan Sobczak – Stanatron CD
$6.00 S&H Included
$6.00 S&H Included
1. Stan Has Been Sick
2. Stan Stopped By Tonight
3. Stan Has Been Sick II
4. Stan The Dank
5. Stan in F
6. Stan Flounders (free mp3 download)
7. Stan Intercepts
8. Stan’s Old Tricks
9. Stan Can’t Remember
10. Stan’s New Moog (links to video)
Stanatron contains 10 ambient, hypnotic, cinematic soundscapes for fans of Brian Eno, Harold Budd, prescription medications, or sleeping.
Message from Stan: I don’t like the sound of voices – either singing or talking on telephones. I wish there was a way to remove vocals from records. They must have a computer program that can do this. Stuff like ‘Revolver’ or ‘Around The World In A Day’ would be so much better without all the talking, which is what most singing is: talking. The instrumentals on this LP represent what I think the soundtrack of my day would be. Most of the songs are meant to evoke the downstairs part of the house, where I spend a lot of time; but a few are for the upstairs; at least two are for work.