January 24, 2011

Air Traffic Controllers - Live Action(s) (PAR 013-2) CD

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A duo can only amuse themselves with a residency at the Saxon Pub for so long. Sooner or later, push is gonna come to shove and they'll have to document just what the fuck they've been up on some kind of dying format, suitable for home consumption. We don't actually know anyone who meets that description, however, but thought it would be fun to have something to flog at the many MMA events and/or Kittens' rights rallies we're invited to play. 57 minutes of the guitar stylings of Gerard Cosloy, backed by the drumming of JJ Ruiz, previously better known as guitarist for Naw Dude, Wild America, The Teeners and others. Audience applause was edited from these live recordings, mostly because we didn't want to intimidate other musicians --- it's tough enough as is for them to take the stage after us (though that's why I always thought a decent mop & bucket would be a rudimentary item to have on hand). As subtle as the Ebola Virus, though possibly not as tuneful. Available on CD March 1 2011, or for download via Bandcamp right now. (mail order prices are postage inclusive).

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Air Traffic Controllers - Going Thru The Spanish Announce Table
(PAR 012-2) CD

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Putting the MEAN back in meander ; Various rehearsal space recordings circa 2007-2009 from the Austin version of ATC, and the final gasps of the band's improvistional bent. Some of these rehearsals were better attended than the handful of shows they were meant to prepare us for. Legend has it Michael Gira supposedly used to tell hi his musicians that he wanted to "smell the sawdust" --- there's no telling how long this lineup of the Air Traffic Controllers would've stayed together had the guitar player not kept uttering that line over and over again. King Coffey's willingness to participate in these sessions is somewhat analogous to Brett Favre working out with the Oak Grove High School (MS) football team ; as always, Gerard Cosloy's stewardship is somewhere between that of a more musical Col. Kurtz (or a less musical James Dolan of J.D. & The Straight Shot). If you like your almost-rock poorly recorded and unfriendly, you'll go fucking ape for this one. Ltd. edition of NOT VERY MANY. Available on CD March 1 2011, or for download via Bandcamp right now.


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Magik Markers - http://www.myspace.com/theemagikmarquers
http://www.ecstaticpeace.com/

When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth - http://www.myspace.com/lildinos
http://www.emperorjones.com/

It's probably all kicking off at around 10. We're on 1st or 2nd. If there's any confusion, we're the ones without songs.
This is the first Air Traffic Controllers show in 18 months. If you can't make it, don't worry. We'll be back in 2009.

March 12, 2006

The new look, old-fuckin' sound Air Traffic Controllers (Cosloy, Coffey, on the bench : Clapton) will be making the following appearances this week during that Kristallnacht of rock conventions, South By Southwest :

March 16 - Room 710, Austin, TX "The Air Traffic Controllers perform a loving tribute to Whitehouse". Also appearing, Helios Creed, Nadja. 1am (PLEASE NOTE : due to circumstances beyond our control, Whitehouse will not be taking part)

March 18 - Porchlight Pop Fest, Mother Egan's 715 W. 6th Street, Austin, TX
Also appearing : +/-, Oxford Collapse, Swearing At Motorists.

November 20, 2005

Are you there, god? It's me, Margaret Trudeau, writing to let you all know that the new-look lineup of the Air Traffic Controllers (Gerard Cosloy and King Coffey) will be making their glamorous debut this Friday evening (November 25, 2005) at Austin, TX's End Of An Ear Records (2209 South First St., Austin TX 78704.). Also appearing are Shawn David McMillan and Sex Organs of Emittance.


October 17 2004


anti:clockwise autumn 2004 dates

11/2 philly, khyber pass w/ landing / wrists and pistols / arc in round
11/3 dc (venue TBA)
11/4 chapel hil, night light
11/5 knoxville, tn, the pilot light (with New Black, Matgo Primo)
11/6 louisville,old louisville coffee shop
11/10 rochester, NY, VSW Gallery
11/12 north adams ma ,contemporary artists space, with Japanther
11/13 amherst ma ,hampshire college pub, with the Shackamaxon and Excepter

all dates subject to revision. Live is like that. New anti:clockwise recordings have been completed in the wonderful city of New York ; expect a new full length CD sometime in '05.

Please note that the Parallelism recording empire has moved its operations from London to the capital of Texas, Austin. Our new mailing/shipping address is as follows :

Parallelism

3005 South Lamar Blvd
D109-395,
Austin TX 78704 USA

Musicians seeking to participate in future Air Traffic Controllers recordings / performances are encouraged to get in touch here. Drummers are welcome to apply, too.


December 08 2003

anti:clockwise on tour

12/11 - Hampshire College, Amherst MA
12/12 - The Rotunda - Philadelphia PA
12/13 - 611 Florida Ave NW, Washington DC
12/14 - XYZ Gallery - Blacksburg VA (Vick family on the guest list)

July 27 2003

I hope you are all throbbing and bobbing to learn that the radio show is once again, back and narrowcasting to your narrow minds on a nightly basis. For those who didn't bother to check it out previously, it can best be described as exactly like Resonance FM...except the music doesn't suck, there's no annoying chat-chit and the programmer is very good looking.

other than that, there's not a ton to report. The long-delayed 6th Air Traffic Controllers album is gonna sit around for a bit longer while the Parallelism board of directors debate the proper configuration for this masterpiece ---- CD, CDR, or perhaps a long message on your answering machine. It should be resolved soon. And if not...what are you going to do about it?

But we are happy to report that many of this label's associates are enjoying some degree or another of fame and fortune these days. Our good friends Jackie-O Motherfucker will follow their recent appearance on the cover of The Wire with a forthcoming album on the ATP Recordings imprint, home to highly recomended new works from Bardo Pond and the Magic Band. U-Sound, Vol. 1 alumni Matthew Valentine and Erika Elder are pictured in full kodak-esque glory in the latest issue of The Wire (the one with all the homeless dudes on the cover) and the talented pair have a new ltd. edition CD on Child Of Microtones entitled ''Daybreak of Cocola, The Plumage Overtones Of Black Patti'. For more information, you can write to Matt at starsailors@msn.com.

And of course, 2/3'rds of the legendary Army Of Ghosts can now be seen in glossy publications around the world as the faces & laces behind A.R.E. Weapons. There's 2 types of people in this world --- people who look good when photographed in Vice, and people who stare at the magazine wondering how much the ads cost.

But I don't want it to sound as though my entire afternoons are filled with bitterness and recriminations, watching satellite television and writing angry letters to the Council about that filthy next door neighbor of mine and those dubious "art films" he's making all day and night with an ever changing succession of gullible...no, scratch that, DOOMED young women (some of whom might never be seen again if the police don't start listening to me). No, my days are just as fulfilling as those of any of my famous musician ex-friends. Just the other day I received an e-mail message from a man representing the business interests of the Hussain Brothers, Uday and Qusay. It seems that "the man" has really been hassling these brothers! To summarise (I know this is a bit much for some of you numbskulls to absorb), the sinister siblings have a mountain of cash and they can't let it fall into Uncle Sam's greedy mitts. All I have to do is supply Parallelism's bank account number, sort code and password to this guy, and he'll deposit the entire Hussain fortune. After things "cool down" (should be any day now, I reckon), I get to keep 15% of the total. Hey, what's 15% of a zillion? And please, don't talk to me about "ill-gotten gains". Who amongst us has the right to judge how these young entrepenuers earned their living?

I read the other day that Kobe Bryant bought his wife a $4 million ring. I'm not saying this was or wasn't an attempt on his part to smooth things over following his admited adultery. But a puppy would've been much cheaper. And who doesn't want a puppy?

- Gerard Cosloy



April 13 2003

the staff and management of Parallelism would like to wish Rodney Dangerfield a speedy recovery from his recent brain surgery.

current Jackie-O Motherfucker tour dates :

Apr 23 Paris Fr Mains @ D'|uvres
Apr 24 Bourges Fr @ Printemps de Bourges
Apr 26 Nantes Fr @ Blokaus
Apr 28 Cologne @ Kulturbunker mulheim
Apr 29 Berlin @ Magnet Club
May 01 Aarhus festival Reccession Denmark

April 11 2002

the radio show is down for repairs 11-12 April. "repairs" is of course, a euphamism for Mr. Cosloy taking a retreat with his radio mentor, Mike Dickin of TalkSport. Mike will be teaching Gerard how to enunciate properly, as well as helping Parallelism prepare formal position papers on such important issues as asylum seekers (why don't they go back to where they came from?), the euro vs. the pound, lack of parking in posh neighborhoods, use of the 7 second delay, etc. Fascinating stuff, if there's a hot tub, you can bet we'll have pictures!

another upcoming anti:clockwise performance :

Wednesday, 17 April 2002,
Hampshire College, Prescott Tavern,
893 West St., Amherst, MA
also playing : Wolf Eyes, Dakin Squad Buttfire

doors : 8pm, $4.

March 25 2002

The Wire's Biba Kopf comments on the U-Sound compilation here, Mojo's Andrew Carden weighs in here.

March 24 2002

the radio show has returned, and can be accessed via the link on the index page. A new program was updated last night.

mail orders received for 'U-Sound, Vol. 1' (PAR 010-2) during early March were delayed for 2 weeks while Parallelism's warehouse team took part in a work stoppage. There were no demands or picket lines, they just stopped working.


March 5 2002

the sometimes-updated / always-beloved Parallelism radio show will not be broadcast for the next two weeks while I am in the United States on a fact-finding mission. In the past, there have been efforts to replay archived shows from London, but the last time that happened the "server" (actually an old laptop relaying the signal to live365) went ka-boom and in the immortal words of Metal Mike Saunders it was "lights out". Maybe it was my mother that said that, very hard to remember sometimes. The show will be back on the 19th of March, but if you are starved for dj entertainment, you can always check out Tim Westwood on Radio One, Friday nights. Tim plays exactly the same songs that I do, and he dresses and talks just like me, so much so that you might not be able to tell the difference.

March 3 2002

the mooted ATC simulcast from this morning's Australian Grand Prix collapsed when F1 officials decided at the last moment to instead opt for a performance by former Lubricated Goat icon Stu Spasm. To add insult to injury, I had to go all the way to the airport and learn at the Quantas desk that my tickets had been revoked.

All is not lost, however. Thanks to a satellite hookup via our close friends at News Corp., you can listen to an mp3 culled from the qualifying sessions.

February 26 2002

over at the U-Sound site, you can now order CDR's of U-Sound, Volumes 2, 3, 4 and 5, featuring live recordings from Jackie-O Motherfucker (2/3/4) and Decaer Pinga (vol. 5). There are plans for future U-Sound installations in Brooklyn (USA) and Brighton (England). When we have details, then so shall you.

anti:clockwise will be making an all too rare live appearance at Second Floor , 97 South 6th St. (between Bedford / Berry), Brooklyn on Friday, March 29 at 9pm. Also performing will be The Fall In Love, Acoustic Harmonies Of Electric Memories (featuing persons with past or present associations with Tower Recordings, Pelt, Double Leopards and Un), Orth, Naturaliste and The SB. Admission is 5 dollars, and your dj's for the evening are two guys who think their names are worth mentioning.

Technology and higher power willing, there might be a live Air Traffic Controllers webcast this Sunday, live from the Australian Grand Prix. We're consulting some of our friends in the microphone trade about what if anything can be done to make sure we are audible above the roar of the engines. More news as the big race draws closer.

I'm obviously stoked to be visiting Australia for the first time --- I hear the entire country was once some sort of prison camp for the criminally deranged. How times have changed. But there are some future Air Traffic Controllers events planned in less exotic locations ; the first ATC performances in the US since 1999 are planned for next autumn to coincide with the release of 'Going Thru The Spanish AnnouncingTable'

February 2 2002

We've received correspondence from a few persons in the U.S. complaining that they cannot find the U-Sound double CD in their local shops. This makes perfect sense as U.S. distributors are only being shipped their quantities at this very moment. If you're in or near lower Manhattan, Mondo Kim's (St. Marks Place between 2nd and 3rd avenues) has the compilation on sale for $13.99 this week. You'll start seeing it pop up in other places shortly.

if you missed the live anti:clockwise performance on Brian Turner's WFMU show this past week, you can listen to it in real audio by clicking here.

the creation of the Special People Club has generated its share of controversy this week. N. Cain of London (no relation) writes "it is one of the more disappointing displays of insecurity I have encountered for some time. It's so comically vituperative that I'm not especially 'upset' as such, more amazed that you would resort to so absurd a measure to exact your own juvenile form of revenge." Nick C. of London (no relation) adds " try to think about how what you wrote might appear to a neutral observer who doesn't know anything about either of us: a paranoid and mendacious 'essay', characterised by prolix and cryptic wittering and littered with tiresome wisecracks that really aren't nearly as funny as you think they are, which paints me as some sort of deceitful idiot who arranged a meeting with you with the sole purpose of pumping you for inside information about your record label...the whole thing is so undignified in its childishness, spite and pique that it's difficult for me not to feel embarrassed for the both of us."

If the mailbag wasn't full enough this week, we've been contacted by a handful of self-styled journalists requesting review copies of the U-Sound compilation. Review copies are available now at the special journalist discount of $13.00 (USD). True, this is the same price that other mail order customers are expected to pay. Perhaps you notice a pattern of some sort developing?

when is "How High" going to be out on video?


January 25 2002

after a painfully long wait, we finally have copies of the U-Sound, Vol. One double CD available for sale in our new online shop. The compilation will be hitting record shops in the U.S. and UK sometime during the month of February (though if you are interested in carrying the album, please get in touch).

Robert Dennis' anti:clockwise will be performing live on WFMU this coming tuesday 29 January between 3 and 6pm. If you're not in the NY/NJ area, you can hear the program via Real Audio or iTunes through the station's many choices of high or low bandwidth streaming audio connections.

Every now and then we come into contact with exceptional individuals, persons who through their own sheer force of will, cannot so easily be discussed in a forum as general as this. With that in mind, we have created the Special People Club. Will all inductees into this select group be as special as our inaugural entry? Only time will tell.

December 6 2001

there really is no point in promising future release dates when we keep missing deadlines. That said, the ferociously delayed 'U-Sound, Vol. 1' (PAR 010-2) compilation has finally been delivered to the manufacturer and we're hoping to see finished copies by the first day of 2002, with commercial release following a few weeks later. Thank you for your patience, and sincere apologies to all of the artists, Tom Greenwood, Tim Barnes and everyone else involved in the project who have waited so long. I can say with full confidence that the double CD IS coming very soon and no one will be disappointed with the musical contents or how the package has turned out.

I'm hopeful that in the wake of so many of the U-Sound collective having released acclaimed new works in 2001 (Jackie-O Motherfucker, Matthew Valentine, PG6, Tono-Bungay and others) this release will reach a slightly higher number of homes than the average Parallelism title. If not, let's just say that we have struck an ususual arrangement with our U.S. manufacturer that will invlove their taking an equity interest in Parallelism if a minimum of 3000 copies are not sold. Said firm have pledged a "practically hands-off" policy when it comes to Parallelism's repitoire and deny all rumors they are seeking to sell the label's overstock to a plastic & paper recycling company for a sum in the low double figures. There was a brief discussion about a certain boss' daughter having her next CD released by Parallelism, but we were assured that "the decision is entirely up to you" and there should be no pressure to issue these recordings (although what label in their right mind could possibly pass up the vocal stylings of someone as beautiful and talented).

Anyhow, this particular discussion has come to a grinding halt as I've taken the unusual step of having my telephone disconnected and moving the entire contents of the Parallelism offices to a storeage space (at an undisclosed location). To those who think I am afraid of a brutal beating, I say you are absolutely correct. It is one thing to joke around with faux macho bravado as we are wont to do on occasion, but it is absolutely another thing to stand on a grown man's face while your husky colleagues set fire to an honest businessman's carefully cataloged collection of Big Takeover back issues. It just isn't fair. I was only a few weeks late with the payments. Just because my suitcases were packed and I had a plane ticket to Portland doesn't mean anything. I've got a cousin in Portland!

But you don't want to hear about my problems. We are currently living in a scary, confusing world. My own personal injuries and attempts to make sense of these traumatic events (as documented on the forthcoming Air Traffic Controllers CD 'Going Through The Spanish Announcing Table' (PAR 011-2) are hardly worthy of commentary, not compared to the courage and spirit exemplified by the millions of Americans who have flown the Stars & Stripes from their front lawns, apartment windows, pickup trucks, etc. What better way to celebrate all that is great about America than to remind everyone what country they are living in every minute of the day. Truly, the flag is a symbol of enduring freedom ---- think of how free you'll be to endure a patriotic ass-kicking if you don't stand up and sing "God Bless America" during the 7th inning stretch.

I never liked that song very much, nor did I like the way the NHL's Philadelphia Flyers and their lowlife fans adopted the overwrought rendition by Kate Smith as their personal pre-game inspiration during the 1970's. Kate Smith was harder to look at than she was to listen to. Ever time she set foot upon the Spectrum ice, I was convinced the surface would break, sending Bobby Clarke, Dave Shultz, Bernie Parent and the rest of the Broad Street Bullies to a watery grave. It never happened, and I think they were just lucky. Perhaps the Flyers and other US sports franchises will consider having an exciting new voice sing "God Bless America", "America The Beautiful" and other stirring odes to The Land Of The Free. Pending the sales results of PAR 010-2 (see above) Parallelism will be presenting the debut of 15 year old Molly Lipps, described by none other than her father Murray Lipps as "the new Jewel, only much, much younger." Mr. Lipps and his associates are of the opinion that this ingenue has what it takes to turn America's frown upside down. I'd love to argue with them, but my jaw has been wired shut.

Gerard Cosloy


September 3 2001

I'd apologize for the lack of news updates, but it isn't as though you have been doing anything for me lately. Correction, I take that back, there are a few readers who have been very forthcoming with offers of backrubs, holiday cruises and visits to exotic restaurants. I've had to refuse them all, because frankly, these people make me sick. You know the oft-quoted Groucho Marx saying "I wouldn't want to hit you in the face with a shovel because then I'd go to prison" ?

Well not me. I've never heard that saying until just a few minutes ago, and it was someone else that said it.

Parallelism's release schedule lurches back into action this autumn with the compilation album,
'The Tuesday Night Music Series' - U-Sound, Vol. 1' (PAR 010-2). Compiled by Tom Greenwood and assembled by TG and Tim Barnes, The Tuesday Night Music Series is a collection of live to DAT recordings from 1999 and 2000, as performed at New York City's Pink Pony, as part of a series curated by Tom and Army Of Ghosts, then later Tom himself. The all-star cast on this double CD is listed below, and includes past or present members of ensembles including Test, Tower Recordings, Retsin, Air Traffic Controllers, and of course, people who know people who have stood in the same room as ARE Weapons. The full track listing is as follows :

Disc One

Matthew Valentine - Jud, The Obscure
Glands of External Secretion - Muscat
Daniel Carter Ensemble - Untitled, 1
Black Magic Ð Black Magic, Ltd.
Prick Decay - Decaer Pinga
Sair Flora - Hummingbird (Tara Jane O'Neil, Tom Greenwood)
Michael Hurley - The Aliens
Eagle Blood - Saul Williams Interlude
Greg Anderson / Rob Hall Duo - Up In Flames
Jackie O-Motherfucker - 16 Sunrises
Jeff Perkins & PG 6 - Fluxus Cab Ride
Glands Of External Secretion - Demeter
The Double Leopards - I, Wonderland

Disc Two
Sewerz Ð NY Best
Unity Sound Ensemble - Chant (U-Nation)
Furchick with The Armaround - Angel Of My Dreams (Claire Pannell)
Joshua Burkett - The King Of Hamilton Camp
Tono Bungay - SCZPLK
The Doves - Doves Love Love
Army Of Ghosts - Live Jazz
Jackie O-Motherfucker - Janis Crush
Far Fetched - Bringers of Brought (Tara Jane O'Neil, Tom Greenwood, Jef Brown)
Lady E Quartet - Courtship of Fangoso Lagoons
Daniel Carter & Jackie-O Motherfucker Ð Untitled 2

The long awaited double CD should be available towards the end of October. There is some talk of a new U-Sound series being mounted by Mr. Greenwood to take place in Glasgow at the end of 2001, but you know people talk. They go on and on. They never seem to shut up. Even when you've hit them in the face with a shovel, they still continue to moan about how "I won't do it again" and "please stop, oh my god" and that sort of thing. Please, the next time something that predictable comes out of your yap-hole, keep in mind that I've heard it before.

Prior to Christmas, the 6th album from the Air Traffic Controllers, 'Going Through The Spanish Announcing Table' (PAR 011-2) will be unveiled in all its digital glory. More information on titles and players after our legal department has sorted through everything.

The Parallelism Radio program has had its ups and downs the past few months ; in July there were some server failure issues with Live365 that had to be addressed (I think we should have addressed them to "Dear Fuckhead"). In August, we had some computer repairs to deal with on our end. Thanks to our colleague, a Mr. G. Glitter of Havana, we were refered to a firm known as PC World. Following an extensive investigation on the part of Scotland Yard, FBI, Interpol and the Knights of Columbus, Parallelism's computers were returned to us a few weeks later and we are now back in business. If you would like to send any material to be considered for broadcast, please go ahead,but do keep in mind that if your stuff was any good we would have already damned it with faint praise a long time ago.

Finally, I would like to apologise to our close friends, the Laundry Room Squelchers, who graciously invited Air Traffic Controllers to support them on their recent visit to Brighton. We were all prepared to make the trip when we consulted Fodor's Guide To Oceanside Resorts. Upon learning that Brighton was in fact "littered with sea trash", and had the UK's highest concentration of venereal disease, a hasty decision was made to tell our hosts that our equipment had been stolen. Imagine our suprise when the Laundry Room Squelchers donated their share of the night's gate receipts to us, in the hopes it help us reclaim the pilfered instruments

I don't know what kind of music stores they have in Miami, FL, but in LONDON, one of the world's most glamorous and cosmpolitan cities, it takes more than 11.75 GBP to purchase several guitars, amplifiers, effects, flight cases and stage-wear. I am familiar with the expression "it is the thought that counts", but perhaps they could have thought of sending more money.

thank you very much,

Gerard Cosloy
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April 6 2001

Dear Fans, This is Gerard Cosloy. This is my first time writing you all personally, because this is a serious issue. I love all my fans, but I am a little bit angry with my record company. Aren't you mad? I am on a big label, but I am getting no promotion. The label fucked up a lot of stuff that you kids want to have access to. The video should be on TV for you kids to see. The video was done before my tour. You can call and email the following people to ask them what's going on. My project is available, but I know it's hard for you not to get any of the material, and latest updates. You should really e-mail these people constantly, to give you the information that you need about the Whisper Number CD. Visually, radio time, show updates, and next singles and albums. You can email these people 24 hours a day, and you will get a response. Write in your complaints about the album not being seen in your local stores, or wherever you can't find product. Email these people and tell them why you're angry that you haven't seen my new video. Email these people 24 hours a day nonstop, you will get a response. Ask for wigs, product, posters, videos, radio,and etc. And that's it. Here is who you can ask what:

to : info@parallelism.com Why is Gerard Cosloy getting no Promotion? Why is Parallelism Records not supporting Gerard Cosloy? Why is nothing getting done? Why do I never see Gerard Cosloy on TV shows like Letterman or Moesha? Why is Gerard Cosloy not getting played on the radio? Why hasn't he been on Howard Stern? Why isn't his video getting played on MTV? Why isn't his video getting played on BET? Why isn't his video getting played on THE BOX? Why is GerardCosloy.com owned by Columbia Records? Why haven't you given Gerard the digital camera you promised him? Why is parallelism.com never updated? Please be nice and professional to these people. Don't curse them out or harass them. But please, ask them the questions you want answered. Even if you don't see the questions here, feel free to ask them any questions pertaining to Gerard Cosloy and Parallelism Records. Felel free to email them often, until you get the response you are looking for. Remember, it is up to you fans to make your voices heard. Tell them what you think they should be. Let us know what you are writing these people. Please forward a copy of all of your letters to GCOSLOY@EARTHLINK.NET. Thank you.


6 March 2001
for those of you caught in "late-night traffic" here's a small snippet from last wednesday's anti:clockwise performance at the pink pony in quicktime video.

26 February 2001
correction time. the previously touted anti:clockwise gigs will be/ have been taking place at the pink pony. that includes this coming Wednesday night, February 28. In a related note, the online radio show will not be broadcast on February 28, 29 or March 1

17 February 2001
so maybe the parkside lounge isn't that bad after all. seems as though bar mgmt. and mr. dennis have kissed and made up (or maybe just made up). you can catch the 3rd and 4th nights of anti:clockwise's parkside lounge residency on 21 and 28 February. weather permitting, video footage from the 2/28 performance will be available on this site soon afterwards.

as you might've noticed, the radio program is now available most evenings from midnight (est) onwards. the archive of old playlists is updated the following morning.

some news to come regarding an early april Air Traffic Controllers live event at a South-of-London seaside resort as part of a star-studded bill. No, not All Tomorrow's Parties. Our invitation must've been lost in the mail ---- funny, I think the Laundry Room Squelchers also managed to misplace theirs. How do these things happen.

The delayed-as-fuck U-Sound, Vol. 1 double CD has been carefully assembled by Mr. Greenwood and Mr. Barnes. Now it us up to label management to mishandle the artwork and miss a few more self-imposed deadlines. I'd apologize to the artists involved, but if they had satellite television, maybe they'd have some idea of what I am going through. Walk-a-mile in this lounge chair before you make any accusations. The Parallelism Boards Of Directors (myself, Mr. Ringo, and an imaginary multi-instrumentalist/chef named Julius E. Uppercut ) regret to announce that the label is now sharing office space with a fledgling rock independent, 12XU. We can assure you, the devout anti-rock snob clientele that we have worked so hard to impress, there will be no pathetic attempts at cross-promotional "synergy" between the 2 companies, thank you very much. If you happen to receive a 30 count box of Army Of Ghosts CD's with your Spoon mailorder, please understand that this was merely an error on the part of our shipping department. It is not necessary that you reply to the enclosed invoice ---- fuck, if Cargo don't, why should you?

25 January 2001 - fuck. the. parkside. lounge.
hey, look at the inflammatory shit I can spew when I don't live in New York anymore! Anyhow, tonight's anti:clockwise performance at the Parkside Lounge has been moved to the Pink Pony (10pm) due to circumstances entirely within the control of some jackass at the former venue. So fuck 'em, their loss, etc. ,

15 January 2001 - pretend you're in a focus group
if you'd like to listen to a test version of what may or may not be a regularly scheduled, weekly broadcast, click here. Those of you with a 56k connection and up, using items such as SoundJam, Real Player and the like, should be able to figure it out. These test-casts will be running most of this week from midnight (GMT) / 7pm (EST) for about 4 or 5 hours...2 hours of music repeated. Requests other than "a little more to the right" will not be honoured. a list of the previous evening's playlists can be found here.

13 January 2001
anti:clockwise will be playing at the lovely Parkside Lounge in Lower Manhattan on January 24. I'm not going to say your attendence is required because you are all adults with your own lives to lead. But it wouldn't be a shame if something happened to your lovely family just because you couldn't find the time.

2 new releases hit the shops, and some long-awaited press coverage for the label's flagship act, 2 October 2000

please have a look at the records section, where there are still no records for sale. We do, however, have 2 brand new, long-in-the-churning compact discs, available 4-real on 9 October; Air Traffic Controllers - Whisper Number (PAR 008) and anti:clockwise - rewatching (PAR 009). These historic titles and the visionaries who paid someone to manufacture them, are described in detail in our new updated artists section. This section is sometimes known as the "about" section, and plans to amend it to a "about it, about it" section were scrapped on the grounds that it makes no sense and sounds too much like someone else.

The hystericaly-delayed Tuesday Night Music Series - U-Sound Volume One double CD (PAR 010-2), is, y'know, hysterically delayed, but the curators are working O.T. of the sudden death variety to bring this sprawling collection into your home sometime before the end of the year. Recorded live to DAT at New York's Pink Pony, U-Sound Vol. One will include previously unheard recordings from Jackie-O Motherfucker, Michael Hurley, Sai Flora (w/ Tara Jane O'Neil), Eagle Blood (w/ Saul Williams), Furchick w/ the Armaround (aka Claire Panell), Hall Of Fame, Greg Anderson/Rob Hall Duo, Prick Decay, Daniel Carter, Robert Dennis, Tim Barnes and many others.

I've been told that the tone of the last update was particularly bitter, and some of our younger readers might've been unneccessarily bummed out by comments concerning the media. The last thing I would ever want to do is discourage this label's ardent fans from buying, consuming, believing every printed word they see --- especially those that are misspelled. Fortunately, I can report that not every publication is run by self-serving, corrupt jackasses (only those that we advertise in). Sincere thanks to one of the underground's most respect periodicals for running the following interview in their latest issue :

(Gerard Cosloy of Air Traffic Controllers, interviewed in an upcoming edition of Sound Projector) :

Q: When you first started wearing clown faces and all that, how did people react to you?

A: "They hated it. I remember we opened up for Esham and the entire crowd--they didn't boo us off, but they didn't move. I've never seen anything like that to this day. They just stood there and looked at us. We said "throw your hands in the air", and nobody would move. It was unbelievable. In all my years of doing shows, all throughout Europe too, I've played new markets in Spain, Germany, but I've never seen anything like that."

Q: The beats on 'Whisper Number' are very different from your last album.


A: "Why the beats are so different is because we brought in another producer, Funk Beta. He brought in his own flavor to sprinkle around on everything. He did a lot of this album. We're just trying as a company to grow, just trying to move, bring some people up in it. Might fuck with some big names next time, but we're just tryin to put something on the map ourselves. Let people know who Funk Beta is. He can spread and do shit. I did a couple tracks though. I did "Disintermediation", "'Music Supervisor' Is No Job For A Man", I did a couple. I just wanted to see how it would feel to bust on somebody else's shit. I been doin my own shit for years. First New York came out with its own sound with Heart Attack. The new New York sound is different, it's the sound that's coming from your camp. Exactly. We done elevated and put the 2000 blend on this new New York style. It's all coming from Heart Attack, cause we grew up on Heart Attackt. But we're young and it's our turn to put it down like they did. Exactly how Heart Attack did it, we're gonna come with this flavor right here. It's a full flavor. It's a whole nother flavor of 3 X. It's raw and uncut, it's hard as fuck, it's gonna set everything down when it drops. Physically and mentally. We got fully automatic weapons and we got fully automatic knowledge."

Q: When is the new Air Traffic Controllers album set to be released?

A : "We got a street date for October the 23rd, right around Halloween. We're gonna be right up in your face like pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns and shit. It's gonna be October 23rd, just in time for you to go trick or treatin bumpin that. . The new Air Traffic Controllers album, I feel it's just phenomenal. We got tracks on there that I believe everybody in the world is gonna love. There's no particular race or sector that's gonna embrace this album any harder than the other race. It's just slammin like that. I'm very excited about it. This is gonna drop from the heavens. It's comin, man, I'm tellin you. This album is so hot. It's so on fire. The gamma rays, it's so radio active! They're lookin for it right now, they got the meters on the ground lookin for it--beep, beep, beep--it's about to blow up.. The shit is so wicked. I don't even wanna say how dope it is, let's just say it's dope. The shit is so goddamn potent. When you hear this shit you're gonna OD. off it, it's potent. I'm tellin you, we done put everything into this baby. We done put too much on there. It's a kick in the head. It's gonna give you a concussion."

Whew. Spreading that much wisdom is exhausting work --- I'd like to see you try it sometime without straining something.

Here's a gem from a web address we were forced to delete : "downtown is more than just a zip code". Downtown milwaukee? How about "'downtown' is no excuse for being less than civil", and feel free to share that one with anyone who isn't going out of business (yet).

round things around the house : Thomas Brinkman - Rosa CD Hausemeister - s/t CD (Karoke Kalk) Sonic Sum - The Sanity Annex (Ozone) Christian Kleine - "Minus Time" (City Centre Offices) Don Caballero - American Don (Touch & Go) Jamie Lidell - Muddlin Gear (Warp)

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October 12, 2007



Magik Markers - http://www.myspace.com/theemagikmarquers
http://www.ecstaticpeace.com/

When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth - http://www.myspace.com/lildinos
http://www.emperorjones.com/

It's probably all kicking off at around 10. We're on 1st or 2nd. If there's any confusion, we're the ones without songs.
This is the first Air Traffic Controllers show in 18 months. If you can't make it, don't worry. We'll be back in 2009.

March 12, 2006

The new look, old-fuckin' sound Air Traffic Controllers (Cosloy, Coffey, on the bench : Clapton) will be making the following appearances this week during that Kristallnacht of rock conventions, South By Southwest :

March 16 - Room 710, Austin, TX "The Air Traffic Controllers perform a loving tribute to Whitehouse". Also appearing, Helios Creed, Nadja. 1am (PLEASE NOTE : due to circumstances beyond our control, Whitehouse will not be taking part)

March 18 - Porchlight Pop Fest, Mother Egan's 715 W. 6th Street, Austin, TX
Also appearing : +/-, Oxford Collapse, Swearing At Motorists.

November 20, 2005

Are you there, god? It's me, Margaret Trudeau, writing to let you all know that the new-look lineup of the Air Traffic Controllers (Gerard Cosloy and King Coffey) will be making their glamorous debut this Friday evening (November 25, 2005) at Austin, TX's End Of An Ear Records (2209 South First St., Austin TX 78704.). Also appearing are Shawn David McMillan and Sex Organs of Emittance.


October 17 2004


anti:clockwise autumn 2004 dates

11/2 philly, khyber pass w/ landing / wrists and pistols / arc in round
11/3 dc (venue TBA)
11/4 chapel hil, night light
11/5 knoxville, tn, the pilot light (with New Black, Matgo Primo)
11/6 louisville,old louisville coffee shop
11/10 rochester, NY, VSW Gallery
11/12 north adams ma ,contemporary artists space, with Japanther
11/13 amherst ma ,hampshire college pub, with the Shackamaxon and Excepter

all dates subject to revision. Live is like that. New anti:clockwise recordings have been completed in the wonderful city of New York ; expect a new full length CD sometime in '05.

Please note that the Parallelism recording empire has moved its operations from London to the capital of Texas, Austin. Our new mailing/shipping address is as follows :

Parallelism

3005 South Lamar Blvd
D109-395,
Austin TX 78704 USA

Musicians seeking to participate in future Air Traffic Controllers recordings / performances are encouraged to get in touch here. Drummers are welcome to apply, too.


December 08 2003

anti:clockwise on tour

12/11 - Hampshire College, Amherst MA
12/12 - The Rotunda - Philadelphia PA
12/13 - 611 Florida Ave NW, Washington DC
12/14 - XYZ Gallery - Blacksburg VA (Vick family on the guest list)

July 27 2003

I hope you are all throbbing and bobbing to learn that the radio show is once again, back and narrowcasting to your narrow minds on a nightly basis. For those who didn't bother to check it out previously, it can best be described as exactly like Resonance FM...except the music doesn't suck, there's no annoying chat-chit and the programmer is very good looking.

other than that, there's not a ton to report. The long-delayed 6th Air Traffic Controllers album is gonna sit around for a bit longer while the Parallelism board of directors debate the proper configuration for this masterpiece ---- CD, CDR, or perhaps a long message on your answering machine. It should be resolved soon. And if not...what are you going to do about it?

But we are happy to report that many of this label's associates are enjoying some degree or another of fame and fortune these days. Our good friends Jackie-O Motherfucker will follow their recent appearance on the cover of The Wire with a forthcoming album on the ATP Recordings imprint, home to highly recomended new works from Bardo Pond and the Magic Band. U-Sound, Vol. 1 alumni Matthew Valentine and Erika Elder are pictured in full kodak-esque glory in the latest issue of The Wire (the one with all the homeless dudes on the cover) and the talented pair have a new ltd. edition CD on Child Of Microtones entitled ''Daybreak of Cocola, The Plumage Overtones Of Black Patti'. For more information, you can write to Matt at starsailors@msn.com.

And of course, 2/3'rds of the legendary Army Of Ghosts can now be seen in glossy publications around the world as the faces & laces behind A.R.E. Weapons. There's 2 types of people in this world --- people who look good when photographed in Vice, and people who stare at the magazine wondering how much the ads cost.

But I don't want it to sound as though my entire afternoons are filled with bitterness and recriminations, watching satellite television and writing angry letters to the Council about that filthy next door neighbor of mine and those dubious "art films" he's making all day and night with an ever changing succession of gullible...no, scratch that, DOOMED young women (some of whom might never be seen again if the police don't start listening to me). No, my days are just as fulfilling as those of any of my famous musician ex-friends. Just the other day I received an e-mail message from a man representing the business interests of the Hussain Brothers, Uday and Qusay. It seems that "the man" has really been hassling these brothers! To summarise (I know this is a bit much for some of you numbskulls to absorb), the sinister siblings have a mountain of cash and they can't let it fall into Uncle Sam's greedy mitts. All I have to do is supply Parallelism's bank account number, sort code and password to this guy, and he'll deposit the entire Hussain fortune. After things "cool down" (should be any day now, I reckon), I get to keep 15% of the total. Hey, what's 15% of a zillion? And please, don't talk to me about "ill-gotten gains". Who amongst us has the right to judge how these young entrepenuers earned their living?

I read the other day that Kobe Bryant bought his wife a $4 million ring. I'm not saying this was or wasn't an attempt on his part to smooth things over following his admited adultery. But a puppy would've been much cheaper. And who doesn't want a puppy?

- Gerard Cosloy



April 13 2003

the staff and management of Parallelism would like to wish Rodney Dangerfield a speedy recovery from his recent brain surgery.

current Jackie-O Motherfucker tour dates :

Apr 23 Paris Fr Mains @ D'|uvres
Apr 24 Bourges Fr @ Printemps de Bourges
Apr 26 Nantes Fr @ Blokaus
Apr 28 Cologne @ Kulturbunker mulheim
Apr 29 Berlin @ Magnet Club
May 01 Aarhus festival Reccession Denmark

April 11 2002

the radio show is down for repairs 11-12 April. "repairs" is of course, a euphamism for Mr. Cosloy taking a retreat with his radio mentor, Mike Dickin of TalkSport. Mike will be teaching Gerard how to enunciate properly, as well as helping Parallelism prepare formal position papers on such important issues as asylum seekers (why don't they go back to where they came from?), the euro vs. the pound, lack of parking in posh neighborhoods, use of the 7 second delay, etc. Fascinating stuff, if there's a hot tub, you can bet we'll have pictures!

another upcoming anti:clockwise performance :

Wednesday, 17 April 2002,
Hampshire College, Prescott Tavern,
893 West St., Amherst, MA
also playing : Wolf Eyes, Dakin Squad Buttfire

doors : 8pm, $4.

March 25 2002

The Wire's Biba Kopf comments on the U-Sound compilation here, Mojo's Andrew Carden weighs in here.

March 24 2002

the radio show has returned, and can be accessed via the link on the index page. A new program was updated last night.

mail orders received for 'U-Sound, Vol. 1' (PAR 010-2) during early March were delayed for 2 weeks while Parallelism's warehouse team took part in a work stoppage. There were no demands or picket lines, they just stopped working.


March 5 2002

the sometimes-updated / always-beloved Parallelism radio show will not be broadcast for the next two weeks while I am in the United States on a fact-finding mission. In the past, there have been efforts to replay archived shows from London, but the last time that happened the "server" (actually an old laptop relaying the signal to live365) went ka-boom and in the immortal words of Metal Mike Saunders it was "lights out". Maybe it was my mother that said that, very hard to remember sometimes. The show will be back on the 19th of March, but if you are starved for dj entertainment, you can always check out Tim Westwood on Radio One, Friday nights. Tim plays exactly the same songs that I do, and he dresses and talks just like me, so much so that you might not be able to tell the difference.

March 3 2002

the mooted ATC simulcast from this morning's Australian Grand Prix collapsed when F1 officials decided at the last moment to instead opt for a performance by former Lubricated Goat icon Stu Spasm. To add insult to injury, I had to go all the way to the airport and learn at the Quantas desk that my tickets had been revoked.

All is not lost, however. Thanks to a satellite hookup via our close friends at News Corp., you can listen to an mp3 culled from the qualifying sessions.

February 26 2002

over at the U-Sound site, you can now order CDR's of U-Sound, Volumes 2, 3, 4 and 5, featuring live recordings from Jackie-O Motherfucker (2/3/4) and Decaer Pinga (vol. 5). There are plans for future U-Sound installations in Brooklyn (USA) and Brighton (England). When we have details, then so shall you.

anti:clockwise will be making an all too rare live appearance at Second Floor , 97 South 6th St. (between Bedford / Berry), Brooklyn on Friday, March 29 at 9pm. Also performing will be The Fall In Love, Acoustic Harmonies Of Electric Memories (featuing persons with past or present associations with Tower Recordings, Pelt, Double Leopards and Un), Orth, Naturaliste and The SB. Admission is 5 dollars, and your dj's for the evening are two guys who think their names are worth mentioning.

Technology and higher power willing, there might be a live Air Traffic Controllers webcast this Sunday, live from the Australian Grand Prix. We're consulting some of our friends in the microphone trade about what if anything can be done to make sure we are audible above the roar of the engines. More news as the big race draws closer.

I'm obviously stoked to be visiting Australia for the first time --- I hear the entire country was once some sort of prison camp for the criminally deranged. How times have changed. But there are some future Air Traffic Controllers events planned in less exotic locations ; the first ATC performances in the US since 1999 are planned for next autumn to coincide with the release of 'Going Thru The Spanish AnnouncingTable'

February 2 2002

We've received correspondence from a few persons in the U.S. complaining that they cannot find the U-Sound double CD in their local shops. This makes perfect sense as U.S. distributors are only being shipped their quantities at this very moment. If you're in or near lower Manhattan, Mondo Kim's (St. Marks Place between 2nd and 3rd avenues) has the compilation on sale for $13.99 this week. You'll start seeing it pop up in other places shortly.

if you missed the live anti:clockwise performance on Brian Turner's WFMU show this past week, you can listen to it in real audio by clicking here.

the creation of the Special People Club has generated its share of controversy this week. N. Cain of London (no relation) writes "it is one of the more disappointing displays of insecurity I have encountered for some time. It's so comically vituperative that I'm not especially 'upset' as such, more amazed that you would resort to so absurd a measure to exact your own juvenile form of revenge." Nick C. of London (no relation) adds " try to think about how what you wrote might appear to a neutral observer who doesn't know anything about either of us: a paranoid and mendacious 'essay', characterised by prolix and cryptic wittering and littered with tiresome wisecracks that really aren't nearly as funny as you think they are, which paints me as some sort of deceitful idiot who arranged a meeting with you with the sole purpose of pumping you for inside information about your record label...the whole thing is so undignified in its childishness, spite and pique that it's difficult for me not to feel embarrassed for the both of us."

If the mailbag wasn't full enough this week, we've been contacted by a handful of self-styled journalists requesting review copies of the U-Sound compilation. Review copies are available now at the special journalist discount of $13.00 (USD). True, this is the same price that other mail order customers are expected to pay. Perhaps you notice a pattern of some sort developing?

when is "How High" going to be out on video?


January 25 2002

after a painfully long wait, we finally have copies of the U-Sound, Vol. One double CD available for sale in our new online shop. The compilation will be hitting record shops in the U.S. and UK sometime during the month of February (though if you are interested in carrying the album, please get in touch).

Robert Dennis' anti:clockwise will be performing live on WFMU this coming tuesday 29 January between 3 and 6pm. If you're not in the NY/NJ area, you can hear the program via Real Audio or iTunes through the station's many choices of high or low bandwidth streaming audio connections.

Every now and then we come into contact with exceptional individuals, persons who through their own sheer force of will, cannot so easily be discussed in a forum as general as this. With that in mind, we have created the Special People Club. Will all inductees into this select group be as special as our inaugural entry? Only time will tell.

December 6 2001

there really is no point in promising future release dates when we keep missing deadlines. That said, the ferociously delayed 'U-Sound, Vol. 1' (PAR 010-2) compilation has finally been delivered to the manufacturer and we're hoping to see finished copies by the first day of 2002, with commercial release following a few weeks later. Thank you for your patience, and sincere apologies to all of the artists, Tom Greenwood, Tim Barnes and everyone else involved in the project who have waited so long. I can say with full confidence that the double CD IS coming very soon and no one will be disappointed with the musical contents or how the package has turned out.

I'm hopeful that in the wake of so many of the U-Sound collective having released acclaimed new works in 2001 (Jackie-O Motherfucker, Matthew Valentine, PG6, Tono-Bungay and others) this release will reach a slightly higher number of homes than the average Parallelism title. If not, let's just say that we have struck an ususual arrangement with our U.S. manufacturer that will invlove their taking an equity interest in Parallelism if a minimum of 3000 copies are not sold. Said firm have pledged a "practically hands-off" policy when it comes to Parallelism's repitoire and deny all rumors they are seeking to sell the label's overstock to a plastic & paper recycling company for a sum in the low double figures. There was a brief discussion about a certain boss' daughter having her next CD released by Parallelism, but we were assured that "the decision is entirely up to you" and there should be no pressure to issue these recordings (although what label in their right mind could possibly pass up the vocal stylings of someone as beautiful and talented).

Anyhow, this particular discussion has come to a grinding halt as I've taken the unusual step of having my telephone disconnected and moving the entire contents of the Parallelism offices to a storeage space (at an undisclosed location). To those who think I am afraid of a brutal beating, I say you are absolutely correct. It is one thing to joke around with faux macho bravado as we are wont to do on occasion, but it is absolutely another thing to stand on a grown man's face while your husky colleagues set fire to an honest businessman's carefully cataloged collection of Big Takeover back issues. It just isn't fair. I was only a few weeks late with the payments. Just because my suitcases were packed and I had a plane ticket to Portland doesn't mean anything. I've got a cousin in Portland!

But you don't want to hear about my problems. We are currently living in a scary, confusing world. My own personal injuries and attempts to make sense of these traumatic events (as documented on the forthcoming Air Traffic Controllers CD 'Going Through The Spanish Announcing Table' (PAR 011-2) are hardly worthy of commentary, not compared to the courage and spirit exemplified by the millions of Americans who have flown the Stars & Stripes from their front lawns, apartment windows, pickup trucks, etc. What better way to celebrate all that is great about America than to remind everyone what country they are living in every minute of the day. Truly, the flag is a symbol of enduring freedom ---- think of how free you'll be to endure a patriotic ass-kicking if you don't stand up and sing "God Bless America" during the 7th inning stretch.

I never liked that song very much, nor did I like the way the NHL's Philadelphia Flyers and their lowlife fans adopted the overwrought rendition by Kate Smith as their personal pre-game inspiration during the 1970's. Kate Smith was harder to look at than she was to listen to. Ever time she set foot upon the Spectrum ice, I was convinced the surface would break, sending Bobby Clarke, Dave Shultz, Bernie Parent and the rest of the Broad Street Bullies to a watery grave. It never happened, and I think they were just lucky. Perhaps the Flyers and other US sports franchises will consider having an exciting new voice sing "God Bless America", "America The Beautiful" and other stirring odes to The Land Of The Free. Pending the sales results of PAR 010-2 (see above) Parallelism will be presenting the debut of 15 year old Molly Lipps, described by none other than her father Murray Lipps as "the new Jewel, only much, much younger." Mr. Lipps and his associates are of the opinion that this ingenue has what it takes to turn America's frown upside down. I'd love to argue with them, but my jaw has been wired shut.

Gerard Cosloy


September 3 2001

I'd apologize for the lack of news updates, but it isn't as though you have been doing anything for me lately. Correction, I take that back, there are a few readers who have been very forthcoming with offers of backrubs, holiday cruises and visits to exotic restaurants. I've had to refuse them all, because frankly, these people make me sick. You know the oft-quoted Groucho Marx saying "I wouldn't want to hit you in the face with a shovel because then I'd go to prison" ?

Well not me. I've never heard that saying until just a few minutes ago, and it was someone else that said it.

Parallelism's release schedule lurches back into action this autumn with the compilation album,
'The Tuesday Night Music Series' - U-Sound, Vol. 1' (PAR 010-2). Compiled by Tom Greenwood and assembled by TG and Tim Barnes, The Tuesday Night Music Series is a collection of live to DAT recordings from 1999 and 2000, as performed at New York City's Pink Pony, as part of a series curated by Tom and Army Of Ghosts, then later Tom himself. The all-star cast on this double CD is listed below, and includes past or present members of ensembles including Test, Tower Recordings, Retsin, Air Traffic Controllers, and of course, people who know people who have stood in the same room as ARE Weapons. The full track listing is as follows :

Disc One

Matthew Valentine - Jud, The Obscure
Glands of External Secretion - Muscat
Daniel Carter Ensemble - Untitled, 1
Black Magic Black Magic, Ltd.
Prick Decay - Decaer Pinga
Sair Flora - Hummingbird (Tara Jane O'Neil, Tom Greenwood)
Michael Hurley - The Aliens
Eagle Blood - Saul Williams Interlude
Greg Anderson / Rob Hall Duo - Up In Flames
Jackie O-Motherfucker - 16 Sunrises
Jeff Perkins & PG 6 - Fluxus Cab Ride
Glands Of External Secretion - Demeter
The Double Leopards - I, Wonderland

Disc Two
Sewerz NY Best
Unity Sound Ensemble - Chant (U-Nation)
Furchick with The Armaround - Angel Of My Dreams (Claire Pannell)
Joshua Burkett - The King Of Hamilton Camp
Tono Bungay - SCZPLK
The Doves - Doves Love Love
Army Of Ghosts - Live Jazz
Jackie O-Motherfucker - Janis Crush
Far Fetched - Bringers of Brought (Tara Jane O'Neil, Tom Greenwood, Jef Brown)
Lady E Quartet - Courtship of Fangoso Lagoons
Daniel Carter & Jackie-O Motherfucker Untitled 2

The long awaited double CD should be available towards the end of October. There is some talk of a new U-Sound series being mounted by Mr. Greenwood to take place in Glasgow at the end of 2001, but you know people talk. They go on and on. They never seem to shut up. Even when you've hit them in the face with a shovel, they still continue to moan about how "I won't do it again" and "please stop, oh my god" and that sort of thing. Please, the next time something that predictable comes out of your yap-hole, keep in mind that I've heard it before.

Prior to Christmas, the 6th album from the Air Traffic Controllers, 'Going Through The Spanish Announcing Table' (PAR 011-2) will be unveiled in all its digital glory. More information on titles and players after our legal department has sorted through everything.

The Parallelism Radio program has had its ups and downs the past few months ; in July there were some server failure issues with Live365 that had to be addressed (I think we should have addressed them to "Dear Fuckhead"). In August, we had some computer repairs to deal with on our end. Thanks to our colleague, a Mr. G. Glitter of Havana, we were refered to a firm known as PC World. Following an extensive investigation on the part of Scotland Yard, FBI, Interpol and the Knights of Columbus, Parallelism's computers were returned to us a few weeks later and we are now back in business. If you would like to send any material to be considered for broadcast, please go ahead,but do keep in mind that if your stuff was any good we would have already damned it with faint praise a long time ago.

Finally, I would like to apologise to our close friends, the Laundry Room Squelchers, who graciously invited Air Traffic Controllers to support them on their recent visit to Brighton. We were all prepared to make the trip when we consulted Fodor's Guide To Oceanside Resorts. Upon learning that Brighton was in fact "littered with sea trash", and had the UK's highest concentration of venereal disease, a hasty decision was made to tell our hosts that our equipment had been stolen. Imagine our suprise when the Laundry Room Squelchers donated their share of the night's gate receipts to us, in the hopes it help us reclaim the pilfered instruments

I don't know what kind of music stores they have in Miami, FL, but in LONDON, one of the world's most glamorous and cosmpolitan cities, it takes more than 11.75 GBP to purchase several guitars, amplifiers, effects, flight cases and stage-wear. I am familiar with the expression "it is the thought that counts", but perhaps they could have thought of sending more money.

thank you very much,

Gerard Cosloy
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April 6 2001

Dear Fans, This is Gerard Cosloy. This is my first time writing you all personally, because this is a serious issue. I love all my fans, but I am a little bit angry with my record company. Aren't you mad? I am on a big label, but I am getting no promotion. The label fucked up a lot of stuff that you kids want to have access to. The video should be on TV for you kids to see. The video was done before my tour. You can call and email the following people to ask them what's going on. My project is available, but I know it's hard for you not to get any of the material, and latest updates. You should really e-mail these people constantly, to give you the information that you need about the Whisper Number CD. Visually, radio time, show updates, and next singles and albums. You can email these people 24 hours a day, and you will get a response. Write in your complaints about the album not being seen in your local stores, or wherever you can't find product. Email these people and tell them why you're angry that you haven't seen my new video. Email these people 24 hours a day nonstop, you will get a response. Ask for wigs, product, posters, videos, radio,and etc. And that's it. Here is who you can ask what:

to : info@parallelism.com Why is Gerard Cosloy getting no Promotion? Why is Parallelism Records not supporting Gerard Cosloy? Why is nothing getting done? Why do I never see Gerard Cosloy on TV shows like Letterman or Moesha? Why is Gerard Cosloy not getting played on the radio? Why hasn't he been on Howard Stern? Why isn't his video getting played on MTV? Why isn't his video getting played on BET? Why isn't his video getting played on THE BOX? Why is GerardCosloy.com owned by Columbia Records? Why haven't you given Gerard the digital camera you promised him? Why is parallelism.com never updated? Please be nice and professional to these people. Don't curse them out or harass them. But please, ask them the questions you want answered. Even if you don't see the questions here, feel free to ask them any questions pertaining to Gerard Cosloy and Parallelism Records. Felel free to email them often, until you get the response you are looking for. Remember, it is up to you fans to make your voices heard. Tell them what you think they should be. Let us know what you are writing these people. Please forward a copy of all of your letters to GCOSLOY@EARTHLINK.NET. Thank you.


6 March 2001
for those of you caught in "late-night traffic" here's a small snippet from last wednesday's anti:clockwise performance at the pink pony in quicktime video.

26 February 2001
correction time. the previously touted anti:clockwise gigs will be/ have been taking place at the pink pony. that includes this coming Wednesday night, February 28. In a related note, the online radio show will not be broadcast on February 28, 29 or March 1

17 February 2001
so maybe the parkside lounge isn't that bad after all. seems as though bar mgmt. and mr. dennis have kissed and made up (or maybe just made up). you can catch the 3rd and 4th nights of anti:clockwise's parkside lounge residency on 21 and 28 February. weather permitting, video footage from the 2/28 performance will be available on this site soon afterwards.

as you might've noticed, the radio program is now available most evenings from midnight (est) onwards. the archive of old playlists is updated the following morning.

some news to come regarding an early april Air Traffic Controllers live event at a South-of-London seaside resort as part of a star-studded bill. No, not All Tomorrow's Parties. Our invitation must've been lost in the mail ---- funny, I think the Laundry Room Squelchers also managed to misplace theirs. How do these things happen.

The delayed-as-fuck U-Sound, Vol. 1 double CD has been carefully assembled by Mr. Greenwood and Mr. Barnes. Now it us up to label management to mishandle the artwork and miss a few more self-imposed deadlines. I'd apologize to the artists involved, but if they had satellite television, maybe they'd have some idea of what I am going through. Walk-a-mile in this lounge chair before you make any accusations. The Parallelism Boards Of Directors (myself, Mr. Ringo, and an imaginary multi-instrumentalist/chef named Julius E. Uppercut ) regret to announce that the label is now sharing office space with a fledgling rock independent, 12XU. We can assure you, the devout anti-rock snob clientele that we have worked so hard to impress, there will be no pathetic attempts at cross-promotional "synergy" between the 2 companies, thank you very much. If you happen to receive a 30 count box of Army Of Ghosts CD's with your Spoon mailorder, please understand that this was merely an error on the part of our shipping department. It is not necessary that you reply to the enclosed invoice ---- fuck, if Cargo don't, why should you?

25 January 2001 - fuck. the. parkside. lounge.
hey, look at the inflammatory shit I can spew when I don't live in New York anymore! Anyhow, tonight's anti:clockwise performance at the Parkside Lounge has been moved to the Pink Pony (10pm) due to circumstances entirely within the control of some jackass at the former venue. So fuck 'em, their loss, etc. ,

15 January 2001 - pretend you're in a focus group
if you'd like to listen to a test version of what may or may not be a regularly scheduled, weekly broadcast, click here. Those of you with a 56k connection and up, using items such as SoundJam, Real Player and the like, should be able to figure it out. These test-casts will be running most of this week from midnight (GMT) / 7pm (EST) for about 4 or 5 hours...2 hours of music repeated. Requests other than "a little more to the right" will not be honoured. a list of the previous evening's playlists can be found here.

13 January 2001
anti:clockwise will be playing at the lovely Parkside Lounge in Lower Manhattan on January 24. I'm not going to say your attendence is required because you are all adults with your own lives to lead. But it wouldn't be a shame if something happened to your lovely family just because you couldn't find the time.

2 new releases hit the shops, and some long-awaited press coverage for the label's flagship act, 2 October 2000

please have a look at the records section, where there are still no records for sale. We do, however, have 2 brand new, long-in-the-churning compact discs, available 4-real on 9 October; Air Traffic Controllers - Whisper Number (PAR 008) and anti:clockwise - rewatching (PAR 009). These historic titles and the visionaries who paid someone to manufacture them, are described in detail in our new updated artists section. This section is sometimes known as the "about" section, and plans to amend it to a "about it, about it" section were scrapped on the grounds that it makes no sense and sounds too much like someone else.

The hystericaly-delayed Tuesday Night Music Series - U-Sound Volume One double CD (PAR 010-2), is, y'know, hysterically delayed, but the curators are working O.T. of the sudden death variety to bring this sprawling collection into your home sometime before the end of the year. Recorded live to DAT at New York's Pink Pony, U-Sound Vol. One will include previously unheard recordings from Jackie-O Motherfucker, Michael Hurley, Sai Flora (w/ Tara Jane O'Neil), Eagle Blood (w/ Saul Williams), Furchick w/ the Armaround (aka Claire Panell), Hall Of Fame, Greg Anderson/Rob Hall Duo, Prick Decay, Daniel Carter, Robert Dennis, Tim Barnes and many others.

I've been told that the tone of the last update was particularly bitter, and some of our younger readers might've been unneccessarily bummed out by comments concerning the media. The last thing I would ever want to do is discourage this label's ardent fans from buying, consuming, believing every printed word they see --- especially those that are misspelled. Fortunately, I can report that not every publication is run by self-serving, corrupt jackasses (only those that we advertise in). Sincere thanks to one of the underground's most respect periodicals for running the following interview in their latest issue :

(Gerard Cosloy of Air Traffic Controllers, interviewed in an upcoming edition of Sound Projector) :

Q: When you first started wearing clown faces and all that, how did people react to you?

A: "They hated it. I remember we opened up for Esham and the entire crowd--they didn't boo us off, but they didn't move. I've never seen anything like that to this day. They just stood there and looked at us. We said "throw your hands in the air", and nobody would move. It was unbelievable. In all my years of doing shows, all throughout Europe too, I've played new markets in Spain, Germany, but I've never seen anything like that."

Q: The beats on 'Whisper Number' are very different from your last album.


A: "Why the beats are so different is because we brought in another producer, Funk Beta. He brought in his own flavor to sprinkle around on everything. He did a lot of this album. We're just trying as a company to grow, just trying to move, bring some people up in it. Might fuck with some big names next time, but we're just tryin to put something on the map ourselves. Let people know who Funk Beta is. He can spread and do shit. I did a couple tracks though. I did "Disintermediation", "'Music Supervisor' Is No Job For A Man", I did a couple. I just wanted to see how it would feel to bust on somebody else's shit. I been doin my own shit for years. First New York came out with its own sound with Heart Attack. The new New York sound is different, it's the sound that's coming from your camp. Exactly. We done elevated and put the 2000 blend on this new New York style. It's all coming from Heart Attack, cause we grew up on Heart Attackt. But we're young and it's our turn to put it down like they did. Exactly how Heart Attack did it, we're gonna come with this flavor right here. It's a full flavor. It's a whole nother flavor of 3 X. It's raw and uncut, it's hard as fuck, it's gonna set everything down when it drops. Physically and mentally. We got fully automatic weapons and we got fully automatic knowledge."

Q: When is the new Air Traffic Controllers album set to be released?

A : "We got a street date for October the 23rd, right around Halloween. We're gonna be right up in your face like pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns and shit. It's gonna be October 23rd, just in time for you to go trick or treatin bumpin that. . The new Air Traffic Controllers album, I feel it's just phenomenal. We got tracks on there that I believe everybody in the world is gonna love. There's no particular race or sector that's gonna embrace this album any harder than the other race. It's just slammin like that. I'm very excited about it. This is gonna drop from the heavens. It's comin, man, I'm tellin you. This album is so hot. It's so on fire. The gamma rays, it's so radio active! They're lookin for it right now, they got the meters on the ground lookin for it--beep, beep, beep--it's about to blow up.. The shit is so wicked. I don't even wanna say how dope it is, let's just say it's dope. The shit is so goddamn potent. When you hear this shit you're gonna OD. off it, it's potent. I'm tellin you, we done put everything into this baby. We done put too much on there. It's a kick in the head. It's gonna give you a concussion."

Whew. Spreading that much wisdom is exhausting work --- I'd like to see you try it sometime without straining something.

Here's a gem from a web address we were forced to delete : "downtown is more than just a zip code". Downtown milwaukee? How about "'downtown' is no excuse for being less than civil", and feel free to share that one with anyone who isn't going out of business (yet).

round things around the house : Thomas Brinkman - Rosa CD Hausemeister - s/t CD (Karoke Kalk) Sonic Sum - The Sanity Annex (Ozone) Christian Kleine - "Minus Time" (City Centre Offices) Don Caballero - American Don (Touch & Go) Jamie Lidell - Muddlin Gear (Warp)

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