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Eric Copeland Glyph Figure Art Print
Eric Copeland Glyph Figure Art Print
Eric Copeland Glyph Figure Art Print
Eric Copeland Glyph Figure Art Print
Eric Copeland Glyph Figure Art Print
Eric Copeland Glyph Figure Art Print

Eric Copeland Glyph Figure Art Print

$75.00

Made in Brooklyn, NY. Standard 18"x24" size.

Signed and numbered edition of 177 by Eric Copeland, DFA has prints 1-50. 

This is a 3 color screenprint on French 100lb cover paper, printed in 2019

"Part of Copeland's "Glyph Series," "Glyph Figure" is comprised of the repetition of partial letters in alternating colors and patterns. Trying to replicate Typewriter Art, these Glyph drawings proved full of opportunities to expand on the original model. Besides being much larger than previous work, they are also Copeland's first giant step into color. Part discipline, part obsession, part endurance, part process. This particular Glyph Figure is also the cover image to Copeland's latest LP, Trogg Modal 2 (DFA Records)."

BIO:
Eric Copeland
(b. Brunswick, ME, 1978) is a musician, artist, and writer currently living and working in Palma, Spain. He is a cofounder of the reckless, ongoing Neanderthal band Black Dice since 1997. He has released music on his own since 2006. And he annually publishes a series of obsessive collections under ESL Books. A graduate of the Gallatin School of Individualized Study, his focus was on something like "subliminal language," which still guides most of his work. He is currently working on a vandalism of Brave New World, entitled "Demon Portraits."

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Black Dice - Beaches and Canyons
Black Dice - Beaches and Canyons

Black Dice - Beaches and Canyons

$25.00

Back in print for the first time in 5 years, and if you ask me, not a minute too soon. As influential now as it was upon its original release in 2002, the first LP ever on DFA gets a remaster by Bob Weston and a new matte jacket.

Tracklisting:

  1. Seabird
  2. Things Will Never Be the Same
  3. The Dream Is Going Down
  4. Endless Happiness
  5. Big Drop
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Black Dice - Beaches & Canyons Photo Poster
Black Dice - Beaches & Canyons Photo Poster

Black Dice - Beaches & Canyons Photo Poster

$15.00

Black Dice
Beaches & Canyons Poster
Ripping a bowl on the beach
2002 DFA / EMI

18 x 23.5 in

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Black Dice - Cone Toaster 12"
Black Dice - Cone Toaster 12"

Black Dice - Cone Toaster 12"

$15.00

This track is basically the benchmark whenever we have a good chat around the office about a "classic DFA 12". Features a remix of Endless Happiness by EYE of The Boredoms on the flip.

Tracklisting:

  1. Cone Toaster
  2. Endless Happiness (EYƎ Remix)
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Eric Copeland ‎– Al Anon 12"
Eric Copeland ‎– Al Anon 12"

Eric Copeland ‎– Al Anon 12"

$10.99

Al Anon concludes Eric Copeland’s two part album entitled Alien In A Garbage Dump (available on CD from Paw Tracks). Where the first half offered a discombobulated collection of radio cross-signaling, here the alien finds its groove for a minute and tidies up the frequencies. There is still something outsiderish here, but with more of an effort to get inside, to play by the rules even? Or maybe the motivation is to sneak something subversive into the norms’ hideout? 

Since Al Anon was recorded at the same time as two Black Dice albums, there are obvious parallels in the results; an uncompromised sonic landscape. But outside the group setting, Copeland has found places one can only find alone: small inner dialogues and isolated mind caves where an idea may only last a moment. He captures and tweaks these ideas into fragments of many memories; a déjà vu record déjà vu record. Funny characters drop in and out. Songs come and go. Al Anonproves to be a strangely curated time capsule of OUR time right NOW; music where birds beat-box with car-stereo subwoofers and the neighbors’ Espanol sings on top the Sabbath siren. With all this going on, Copeland sometimes disappears into the anonymity, playing a ‘behind-the-scenes’ role, pushing cords and pulling buttons, laughing because the batteries are dying. Here the familiar becomes mysterious and the unknown feels normal and we can listen to this one all day trying to make those distinctions.

Edition of 500 copies with jaw-droppingly amazing black and white collage artwork by Copeland, screenprinted by VG Kids.

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Eric Copeland - Shit Talk Book
Eric Copeland - Shit Talk Book
Eric Copeland - Shit Talk Book
Eric Copeland - Shit Talk Book
Eric Copeland - Shit Talk Book

Eric Copeland - Shit Talk Book

$20.00

Eric Copeland presents his latest book Shit Talk -  a collection of public comments, pulled word for word from YouTube, all focused on Black Dice, the divisive band he co-founded almost 2 decades ago.  

112 pages of plain text comments showcase both the passion and the frustration of Black Dice’s fanbase. You'll find casual observations, ardent rants, stoned diatribes, and lots of name calling. Emerging through it all is a detailed narrative of noise and experimental music, DIY scene politics, and an archive of passionate fandom.
 
The book is dedicated to “all the know-it-alls, naysayers, haters and baiters…the big mouths and big fans, comedians and aliens. Thank you!' 

All Comments compiled by Eric Copeland
Cover Art by Bjorn Copeland
Available in an edition of 40 in the DFA store.  
Now shipping.  

 

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Black Dice - Broken Ear Record / Smiling Off Poster
Black Dice - Broken Ear Record / Smiling Off Poster

Black Dice - Broken Ear Record / Smiling Off Poster

$15.00

Black Dice
Broken Ear Record / Smiling Off 12" Promo Poster
2005 DFA / EMI

19.5 x 30 in
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Richard Phillips x Black Dice - America Art Show Poster
Richard Phillips x Black Dice - America Art Show Poster
Richard Phillips x Black Dice - America Art Show Poster
Richard Phillips x Black Dice - America Art Show Poster
Richard Phillips x Black Dice - America Art Show Poster
Richard Phillips x Black Dice - America Art Show Poster
Richard Phillips x Black Dice - America Art Show Poster
Richard Phillips x Black Dice - America Art Show Poster
Richard Phillips x Black Dice - America Art Show Poster
Richard Phillips x Black Dice - America Art Show Poster

Richard Phillips x Black Dice - America Art Show Poster

$40.00

Richard Phillips is an American artist born in 1962, currently residing in New York City. In 2001, he asked Black Dice to perform at the opening of his show entitled America, which ran from September 8th to October 6, 2001. 

50 24 x 36" archival posters from the launch of the show are now available. Ships immediately in protective packaging. 

poster design by Matthew Brannon, click here to see archival images from the show. 

Full, original press release from Petzel: 

On September 8th Friedrich Petzel Gallery will open America, an exhibition of seven new paintings by Richard Phillips representing contemporary social and political issues. This will be Phillips' second solo show with the gallery. There will be an opening reception from 6-8 PM on the 8th.

Iconography traditionally sits choked up and mute, smirky and slappable. But Richard Phillips de-contextualizes the images that normally sit opaquely on top of each other. His work forms a sequence of subtly disturbing social markers.There is a determination to bring clear eyes to those things that normally cancel each other out. Seen side by side his related yet apparently contradictory image choices provide a new transparency of control and desire. Removing veils and mucking about with disguise.

A coming together of mid-points within a dynamic of action. Posed and presented, just before and just after; caught on the hop, the click of the camera during a porn video. The President looking dumbly ambiguous. Strange claggy stuff on a hard to scale Stonewall Riot memorial. Laborious, detailed, hard crafted and still of the moment. Multiple references locked down and preserved. There is nothing hidden here, no bruising or fluffing of composition or style. Richard Phillips exposes our problematic relation to the visual markers of our time. The range here floats past the contemporary to embrace the breakdown of consensus. This work is the result of a stringent pedantry that refuses to sublimate the echoes of the recent past, swamping the procession and turn-over of contemporary images through pig-headed focus on those pictures that stand in-front of us, challenge the eye and suggest, this is what I thought you wanted; this is what you might deserve.

text by Liam Gillick, August 2001
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Pixeltan - Yamerarena-i (White Label 12")
Pixeltan - Yamerarena-i (White Label 12")
Pixeltan - Yamerarena-i (White Label 12")
Pixeltan - Yamerarena-i (White Label 12")

Pixeltan - Yamerarena-i (White Label 12")

$20.00

Hand stamped white label promo in plain sleeve.
(dfa 2221 / 2009)

 

A1. Yamerarena-i

A2. Scatter

B1. I Told You So

B2. No More Delay

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Black Dice - Miles of Smiles
Black Dice - Miles of Smiles

Black Dice - Miles of Smiles

$8.00 $9.99

Smiles for miles. The Black Dice classic comes with Miles of Smiles on the A-side and Trip Dude Delay to the B-side in a beautifully collaged sleeve.

Tracklisting:

  1. Miles of Smiles
  2. Trip Dude Delay
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Pixeltan - Yamerarena 12"
Pixeltan - Yamerarena 12"

Pixeltan - Yamerarena 12"

$15.00

Pixeltan's latest effort – their first release in five years, and long overdue – is a 4 song EP that solidifies a sound that has been slowly (very slowly) been developing over the course of almost a decade now, and also manages to completely redefine what these 3 are capable of. The new tracks are both referential and reverential, while still being wholly of this time, modern, fun and very funky indeed.

On their new four-song EP, the band takes inspiration from a number of sources. On "Yamerarena-I," Pixeltan builds atop Afro percussion with steady bass and guitar lines, and Yoneta's matter-of-fact vocals, which veer from Japanese to English (Yamerarena means "can't stop" in Japanese). "Scatter" and "No More Delay" take a page – or at least a few notes – from Larry Levan's Paradise Garage disco songbook, while "I Told You So" shows an appreciation for ESG, but adds layers of dynamic percussive elements and showcases Yoneta's vocal ability to go from sweetly menacing to raw-throated screams within the song's mere four minutes. ("I told you so," she spits, before adding, as if to ward off any remaining doubts, "I told you so...bitch.")

The eclecticism of Pixeltan’s sounds is a natural byproduct of the musical experience each member brings to the trio: drummer Hisham Bharoocha formerly played with both Black Dice and Lightning Bolt; bass player Devin Flynn and singer Mika Yoneta are ex-members of Plate Tectonics. The Brooklyn-based threesome originally formed in 1998, and released their self-titled EP in 2001. The same year, they collaborated with DFA on a remix of their song "Get Up/Say What," which the public didn't hear until 2004. The resulting track – a throbbing mix of jittery bass, dancefloor beckoning handclaps, and Yoneta's alternately seductive and screeching banshee vocals – invoked an immediacy that resonated instantly with listeners.
 
- Kali Holloway

Tracklisting:

  1. Yamerarena-I
  2. Scatter
  3. I Told You So
  4. No More Delay
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Black Dice - Smiling Off Remixes
Black Dice - Smiling Off Remixes
Black Dice - Smiling Off Remixes
Black Dice - Smiling Off Remixes

Black Dice - Smiling Off Remixes

$15.00

Features remixes by The DFA, Luomo, and ZZ Pot.

Double vinyl in a picture sleeve. Last remaining stock!

A1. Smiling Off (DFA Remix) 
A2. Smiling Off (Luomo Remix)
B1. Smiling Off (ZZ Pot)
B2. Smiling Off (Album Version) 

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Eric Copeland - Ms Pretzel 12"
Eric Copeland - Ms Pretzel 12"

Eric Copeland - Ms Pretzel 12"

$13.99

12" Vinyl EP in a picture sleeve featuring collaged artwork by Eric Copeland himself. 

Ms Pretzel is a 4 track, 20-minute EP of brand new material by Eric Copeland (Black Dice, Terrestrial Tones). This is Eric’s return to DFA after the release of an acclaimed single on Ron Morelli’s underground dance juggernaut L.I.E.S., which followed his beloved 2013 album “Joke In The Hole”, his solo debut for DFA.

The music on Ms Pretzel most certainly continues to break new sonic ground, a process which has gradually unfolded over the last few years via many prior works on seminal underground labels such as Underwater Peoples, Escho, Post Present Medium, and Catsup Plate, among many others. Ms Pretzel takes Eric’s outsider fascination with 4/4 dance music and twists it yet again. It is the sound of Eric Copeland throwing a wobbly dance party in a junkyard. DFA could not be more excited to host this gritty event.

“If Copeland is interested in the conventions of clubland, it’s at the point where someone’s puking on their shoes outside the venue, a distant throb of bass beating into their brain through the brickwork.” - Pitchfork

“The rhythms might be recognisably house or hip-hop, but Copeland pulls and squeezes their structures like accordions.” - Resident Advisor

“Though constantly teetering on a knife’s edge - to be expected in such mental, syncopated mashups - this is wildly colourful and knowingly absurd music.” - The Quietus

 

Tracklisting:

  1. Ms Pretzel
  2. SXIXO
  3. Scum of the Cream
  4. A1EZOK
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Black Dice - Manoman 12"
Black Dice - Manoman 12"
Black Dice - Manoman 12"
Black Dice - Manoman 12"

Black Dice - Manoman 12"

$15.00

Eventually compiled on the Paw Tracks LP "Load Blown", these tracks originally appeared on this Black Dice release, Manoman.

**Includes a 24x24 poster designed by Bjorn Copeland. It's got a zebra on it.

Tracklisting:

  1. Manoman
  2. Gore
  3. Toka Toka
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Eric Copeland - Joke In The Hole 2xLP
Eric Copeland - Joke In The Hole 2xLP

Eric Copeland - Joke In The Hole 2xLP

$15.99

Eric Copeland's debut LP as a solo artist on DFA, this double vinyl is covered inside and out with collages by Eric himself. Double heavyweight vinyl with a download card.

 

Tracklisting:

  1. Rokzi
  2. Grapes
  3. Tinkerbell
  4. Flushing Meats
  5. Babes In The Woods
  6. Bobby Strong
  7. Shoo Rah
  8. Cheap Treat
  9. Kash Donation
  10. A Little Tit
  11. New Leather Boogie
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Eric Copeland (Anthony Naples Remix) + Larry Gus (Boookworms Remix) Split 12"
Eric Copeland (Anthony Naples Remix) + Larry Gus (Boookworms Remix) Split 12"
Eric Copeland (Anthony Naples Remix) + Larry Gus (Boookworms Remix) Split 12"
Eric Copeland (Anthony Naples Remix) + Larry Gus (Boookworms Remix) Split 12"

Eric Copeland (Anthony Naples Remix) + Larry Gus (Boookworms Remix) Split 12"

$15.00

 

Limited edition of 500 blue label hand-stamped singles featuring two wildly left-field remixes of two wildly left-field DFA artists. MP3s will arrive when these tracks are released digitally, at some point in the future.

Tracklist

A - Bobby Strong (Anthony Naples Remix)

B - The Night Patrols (A Man Asleep)(Bookworms Remix)

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Black Dice - Big Deal 12”
Black Dice - Big Deal 12”

Black Dice - Big Deal 12”

$15.99

Forming during 1997 in Providence, Rhode Island experimental group Black Dice have without question paved their own way through their 20 year career. Doing what you want to do when you want to do it, no questions asked with a fully informed yet blatant disregard for everything surrounding them, always with acute execution and an ever changing singular sound. No gimmicks, no nonsense, since the beginning.

Somehow it would only make sense for Dice and L.I.E.S. to link up and after a long friendship we see it come to fruition. With this two track 12 inch Dice put their foot on the gas and ramp it up. You wanted to shred? Well this shreds. Is it a snapshot of the past? A possible nod of things to come? A moment frozen in time? We leave it for you to decide.

Tracklist

  • A1-Big Deal
  • B1-Last Laugh
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Eric Copeland - Black Bubblegum LP 12"
Eric Copeland - Black Bubblegum LP 12"

Eric Copeland - Black Bubblegum LP 12"

$10.00

Black Bubblegum is on black vinyl

Black Bubblegum is the newest LP from Eric Copeland, and we are not kidding when we emphasize it sounds like nothing he has done in the past. The title of the record says it all: chewy, sticky pop that doesn’t taste quite like any chewy, sticky pop you’ve had before.

 
Recorded at Copeland’s old practice space in South Williamsburg, Black Bubblegumcontains songs with more conventional sounds and songwriting than any of his previous releases. While there are similarities with Copeland’s earlier work in the drum patterns, major scales and vocals, Black Bubblegum moves away from his trademark psychedelic dub towards strange and fantastical pop. Wanting to take a more “hands-on” approach to these recordings, Copeland exchanged sample-driven tech and hardware for keyboards, guitars and effect pedals, creating a new sound that is oddly easy to digest despite its rejection of melody in favour of discord and dissonance. While there are similarities with Copeland’s earlier work in the drum patterns, major scales and vocals, Black Bubblegum moves away from his trademark psychedelic dub towards strange and fantastical pop; imagine Arthur Russell going into the studio with The Ramones.
 
For a long time, Copeland considered this collection of songs to be recordings which would never be heard. This invariably influenced certain decisions made during the creation of Black Bubblegum, blessing Copeland with the unique freedom that comes from making music never intended to be heard, let alone released.
 
When asked to please jot down what influenced this new album and sound, Eric replied”glam holes, glitter dreams, money troubles, apocalypse paranoia, one hit wonders, manifest destiny, my family's westward migration, body troubles (was passing kidney stones almost the entire time), LGBT disco parties, Jonathan Richman, Missing Foundation, Neil Diamond, New Orleans, poverty, getting pushed out of another Brooklyn neighbourhood... No Beach Boys, no Beatles, no Buddha...  More Bad News Bears.”
 
Eric Copeland has been sound clashing at full volume for over twenty years, first carving out a named for himself as one third of the legendary NY-via-Providence band Black Dice. A wildly prolific solo artist, Copeland has played shit houses, party palaces and seemingly everything in between all over the world.
 
A long time Brooklyn, resident, Eric recently relocated to where the L Train does not run - Palma de Mallorca, Spain. While maintaining a relatively humble and low key presence in a highly competitive musical world, he has releases a prolific amount of music every year through indie labels such as L.I.E.S., Escho (Iceage), PPM (No Age), Paw Tracks (Animal Collective) and DFA.

Tracklist:

  1. Kids In A Coma
  2. Rip It
  3. Fuck It Up
  4. Honorable Mentions
  5. Blue Honey
  6. On
  7. Cannibal World
  8. Don't Beat Your Baby
  9. Radio Weapons
  10. Get My Own
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Eric Copeland - Goofballs 12"
Eric Copeland - Goofballs 12"

Eric Copeland - Goofballs 12"

$10.00

Eric Copeland (Black Dice) returns to DFA with a brand-new set of hyper & hectic leftfield club music. Goofballs places its emphasis on playful melodies, ear worm hooks & vocals mixed with trademark machine funk rhythms that hit hard and land off-balance. Any other way would be too obvious for an artist like Eric. Perhaps he even invented a new dance genre: ‘Goofstep’. We’ll see if that one sticks…

Eric explained the creation of this new LP to us via email from his home on an island in lovely Balearic Palma Spain:

“i made it here in Palma at my studio, this is the first full record i’ve made entirely here since moving. some of this material was road tested September 2016 on tour supporting Animal Collective. This album was the result of real isolation here, countless hours, focused only on this. The whole recording & writing was a fast process. I focused most on the bass groove. I had a very minimal gear setup: 90’s drum machine, cheap bass machine and a sampler. But most important was a homemade ‘drum brain’ that Barry’s London custom made for me. Barry was in the Van Pelt Soldiers of Fortune & Oneida. That piece of gear was a big part of this record and informed the direction it took the most.”

Eric Copeland is a founding member of Black Dice as well as a prolific solo artist. Besides DFA, he has released albums on L.I.E.S., Post Present Medium & Paw Tracks.

Goofballs was mixed by Rusty Santos (who has mixed everyone from DJ Rashad to Panda Bear to Owen Pallett) and mastered by Joe Lambert. It is Eric’s third solo album for DFA Records.

Tracklist: 
1) Boogieman
2) Neckbone
3) Disco Ball
4) Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo
5) Mixer Shredder
6) Close Encounters
7) Smearjob
8) Do Whatcha Wah Wah

COMPACT DISC AVAILABLE ON DFA BANDCAMP

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Eric Copeland - Remixes (Panda Bear, Larry Gus, Fhloston Paradigm, Anthony Naples) 12"
Eric Copeland - Remixes (Panda Bear, Larry Gus, Fhloston Paradigm, Anthony Naples) 12"

Eric Copeland - Remixes (Panda Bear, Larry Gus, Fhloston Paradigm, Anthony Naples) 12"

$10.99

Limited editon of 1000 hand-stamped and numbered copies, assembled at DFA in NYC. 

DFA is proud to release a long-gestating 12” single of wild interprations of Eric Copeland’s 2013 album “Joke In The Hole”. The Black Dice member received universal acclaim for the record, “Fringe though Copeland may be, this album is a serious coup for DFA—he walks the line between complete nuttiness and outright accessibility, and ends up with one of his best records to date.” (XLR8R) Starting us off is Panda Bear, who adds his trademark falsetto vocals and shuffling percussion, sweetening Eric’s black coffee beats. DFA’s own sonic collagist Larry Gus blends Eric’s mumbled vocals with bright percussion and a vocoded male choir, among many other audio dalliances. Meanwhile, Hyperdub’s Fhloston Paradigm (AKA King Britt) takes aim with his laser cannons, firing volleys at unrelenting waves of marching alien armies, before being swallowed up in a solar flare. Finally, Anthony Naples (Text Records, Trilogy Tapes) brings it back to the club with snaps, claps, and hi-hats, but it sounds like you left ‘em out in the rear window of your car on a sunny day. You know what we mean. 

Tracklisting:

  1. Cheap Treat (Panda Bear Version)
  2. Grapes (Larry Gus Remix)
  3. Cheap Treat (Fhloston Paradigm Remix)
  4. Bobby Strong (Anthony Naples Remix)

 

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Eric Copeland - Mixbone
Eric Copeland - Mixbone

Eric Copeland - Mixbone

$20.00

2x 12" EP on heavyweight black vinyl, limited to 300 copies. 

Tracklist:
1) Mixer Shredder (LNS Remix)
2) Neckbone (NHK yx Koyxen Remix)
3) Mixer Shredder (Physical Therapy's Tegel Mix)
4) Neckbone (Cooper Saver Remix)
5) Mixer Shredder (Machine Woman Remix)
6) Neckbone (Machine Woman Remix)
7) Mixer Shredder (Physical Therapy's Gatwick Mix) 

On the 
Mixbone EP, two tracks from Eric Copeland’s 2017 record Goofballs get reworked by five of leftfield electronic music’s heaviest hitters. The Goofballs LP finds the Black Dice founding member conducting hectic, dancefloor-oriented experiments; The Vinyl Factory called it a “mangled, spangled journey into the fringes of industrial disco and hallucinatory club tackle.”Mixbone capitalizes on this direction with remixes that recontextualize and reshape the propulsive energy of the original songs into wholly different forms.

New York techno powerhouse and Allergy Season boss Physical Therapy contributes two aptly named takes on “Mixer Shredder” – the “Tegel Mix” churns with industrial EBM low-end, and the breakbeat and wubby bassline make the “Gatwick Mix” unmistakably English. NHK yx Koyxen remixes Eric for the second time, with a jittery and woozy electro interpretation of “Neckbone.”Cooper Saver, best known for his Far Away parties in Los Angeles, turns in one of the most unexpected remixes, keeping it 4/4 and creating what sounds like Shep Pettibone making acid house.
 
Coming off of her 2017 EP on Technicolour/Ninja Tune, Machine Woman decided to remix both tracks. With “Neckbone,” she adds a barely-discernible robotic narrative vocal, allegedly about Ryan Gosling. “Mixer Shredder,” on the other hand, travels from hissy lo-fi techno into something quite tranquil and beautiful. And with previous releases on 1080p, Freakout Cult, and Wania, Vancouver’s LNS channels the melodic electro tones of classic Bleep-era Warp, like a lost track from LFO or Drexciya.
 
“Danceable” might not be the first word one thinks of when describing Eric Copeland’s solo releases. But in a manner not dissimilar to the way Black Dice shaped the parameters of experimental music, the remixes here expand the limits of what the club can and should look like.

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Eric Copeland ‎– Limbo 12"
Eric Copeland ‎– Limbo 12"

Eric Copeland ‎– Limbo 12"

$13.99


Limbo extends his ouvre of layered, pitched, and all-out fucked sounds toward an easier place, a more familiar musical terrain. More fleshed out than his earlier work, Limbo’s six parts give it a capacious feel of action. Well organized and having an undeniable rhythm, the album is an excellent progression from the concepts explored within throughout his body of work.


LP comes with giant poster!!!!!


1. Double Reverse Psychology
2. Louie, Louie, Louie
3. Muckaluk
4. Fiesta Muerta
5. Tarzan and the Dizzy Devils
6. Lemons
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Eric Copeland - Trogg Modal Vol. 1
Eric Copeland - Trogg Modal Vol. 1
Eric Copeland - Trogg Modal Vol. 1
Eric Copeland - Trogg Modal Vol. 1
Eric Copeland - Trogg Modal Vol. 1

Eric Copeland - Trogg Modal Vol. 1

$10.00


Tracklist:

1) Mateo
 
2) 321 Contact
3) Electric Mud
4) Heads
5) Build-A-Brain
6) Fresco
7) Hugo


In the first part of a two-volume release, Eric Copeland (Black Dice) delivers Trogg Modal Vol. 1. It has been one year since releasing Goofballs and Eric has doubled down on his unique approach to crafting dance music, pushing a sort of 'Freakbeat 4/4' agenda even further than before. Where Goofballs was the first album recorded in its entirety in Eric’s current home of Palma de Mallorca, Spain, and the result of countless hours spent working in the studio, Trogg Modal Vol. 1 is a bit less serious and more carefree, with tracks that are propelled forward by a singular, frenzied energy. 


Chunky percussive layers, hard steady kicks, and tweaked loopy vocals create a playful vibe that is best described as a tropical-industrial hybrid. The final product comes together via seven succinct, self-described “rippers,” music created both deliberately and accidentally, and always with a sense of humor that bubbles over and out through the speakers. With Trogg Modal Vol. 2 out in early 2019, this two-part release pulls into focus a vivid and unfamiliar new direction for Eric Copeland.

 

 

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Eric Copeland - Loaded Slogan Book
Eric Copeland - Loaded Slogan Book
Eric Copeland - Loaded Slogan Book
Eric Copeland - Loaded Slogan Book
Eric Copeland - Loaded Slogan Book
Eric Copeland - Loaded Slogan Book
Eric Copeland - Loaded Slogan Book

Eric Copeland - Loaded Slogan Book

$20.00

 

Loaded Slogan is a new book of t-shirt texts by Eric Copeland of Black Dice. 

Across 112 pages of lists, Copeland presents every slogan t-shirt he observed for one year, starting in March  2017. The resulting text reads as a poetic display of deranged musings, fashionable phrases, grammatical gaffes, and crude oddities.

The slogans were collected under the pretense that the shirts were not to feature any logos, mottos, brands, titles, teams, or bands.

"further adventures in the twisted, funny, and profound reappropriations Eric has brought us for years through his music and through his past books "Pidgin Coup" and "C&B in Palma" - Aeon Books

 

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Eric Copeland - Pidgin Coup Book
Eric Copeland - Pidgin Coup Book
Eric Copeland - Pidgin Coup Book
Eric Copeland - Pidgin Coup Book

Eric Copeland - Pidgin Coup Book

$20.00

A psychedelic and strange cut n' paste novel from Eric Copeland of Black Dice. Assembled and written entirely from cutout words and phrases sourced from a biography on Judy Garland. This 120 page book was published by YA Reach and is limited to fifteen copies in the DFA store. 

"Eric Copeland, fascinated by 21st century subliminal messages, used a biography on Judy Garland, “godmother of mind control”, to cut out letters from the second half of the book to include in the first. Thus creating sentences filled with toilet humor, slang, pop references and mind controlling instructions. Giving a sense of the underlying corrupted, over consumeristic world our society lives in today." (Copy via Printed Matter)
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Eric Copeland - Hermaphrodite 12"
Eric Copeland - Hermaphrodite 12"
Eric Copeland - Hermaphrodite 12"
Eric Copeland - Hermaphrodite 12"
Eric Copeland - Hermaphrodite 12"

Eric Copeland - Hermaphrodite 12"

$14.00

"Hermaphrodite" is a solo record comprised of samples, field recordings, vocal loops and drums that transform your brain from mellow to engaged to confused to greatly pleased. Tribal rhythms and noises that get you feeling slightly stoned, in a good way. CD version released on Paw Tracks. Eric Copeland is a super nice guy who is always pushing sounds in BD and on his own and "Hermaphrodite" is a testament to his ever pressing need to push audio boundaries. text taken from Post Present Medium

TRACKLISTING
1. Hermaphrodite
2. La Booly Boo
3. Oreo
4. Green Burrito
5. Wash Up
6. Spacehead
7. Tree Aliens
8. Scum Pipe
9. Dinca
10. Mouthhole
11. Fkd
12. Scraps

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Eric Copeland - Trogg Modal Vol. 2
Eric Copeland - Trogg Modal Vol. 2

Eric Copeland - Trogg Modal Vol. 2

$10.00

**Pre-Order, all orders ship the week of March 18th

Tracklist: 
1) Beat It
2) High score Zed
3) United Banana
4) Payoff
5) BS Dropout 
6) Light Fantastic
7) Blazin
8) Falo

On March 29, Eric Copeland delivers Trogg Modal Vol. 2, the counterpart to last October’s Vol. 1. The former Black Dice member’s 'Freakbeat 4/4' agenda gets further refined here – Vol. 2 is more laid-back than the first, but still highly danceable. Self-described as “late Night Flight proto tekno,” the tracks pulse with thick layers of percussion, melodic fever dreams, and riffs wrung through a taffy puller. Eric’s textured, off-the-cuff approach to dance music adds a refreshing element of spontaneity and ‘jamming’ to a climate of uncanny smoothness and polish.    

Where Vol. 1 was composed of “rippers,” Vol. 2 travels at its own pace, continuing to showcase Eric’s ability to recontextualize 4/4 tracks as psychedelic contortions, from the squelchy vibrations of “BS Dropout” to the blithe, video arcade soundtrack “High Score Zed.” Taken together, the two volumes of Trogg Modal showcase the versatility of one of the most continuously exciting experimental artists of the past twenty years – arriving in 2019 with his mischievous sense of adventure firmly intact.

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Eric Copeland - Trogg Modal Vol. 1 (Remixes) 12"
Eric Copeland - Trogg Modal Vol. 1 (Remixes) 12"

Eric Copeland - Trogg Modal Vol. 1 (Remixes) 12"

$15.00

*PRE-ORDER this item ships end of April and is released Friday, May 3rd.

Tracklist:
1) Eric Copeland - Heads (Parris Remix) 
2) Eric Copeland - Heads (RAMZi Remix)
3) Eric Copeland - 321 Contact (Lokier Remix)
4) Eric Copeland - Electric Mud (Gerry Read Remix)

After the success of last year’s Mixbone EP, we once again invite four dance music experimentalists to remix Eric Copeland. Where 2017’s Goofballs was the first album recorded in its entirety in Eric’s current home of Palma de Mallorca, Spain, and the result of countless hours spent working in the studio, last fall’s Trogg Modal Vol. 1 pushed his 'Freakbeat 4/4' agenda even further, with a sense of humor that bubbles over and out through the speakers. Rife with chunky percussive layers and tweaked loopy vocals, these frenzied, self-described “rippers” are practically designed to be remixed. 

Parris (Trilogy Tapes, Hemlock) and RAMZi (RVNG, 12th Isle) both take on the singsongy rhythms of “Heads.” Parris’ take pares down the track, giving it room to glisten and expand, while RAMZi’s paddles along in a characteristically murky, laid-back manner. Lokier (Days Of Being Wild, Spirits) goes in for the jugular with an acidic rework of “321 Contact,” repurposing vocal samples as spooky EBM. Closing out the record is Gerry Read (Aus, Accidental Jnr), who pits the heavy stomp of “Electric Mud” against whizzing frequencies. Newfangled interpretations of tracks that were already out there to begin with.

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Pixeltan - Get Up / Say What 12"
Pixeltan - Get Up / Say What 12"

Pixeltan - Get Up / Say What 12"

$15.00

DFA2139 / 2004

A. Get Up / Say What (DFA Remix)

B1. Get Up

B2. That's The Way I Like It

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Spiked Punch (Black Dice) - Guinea Pig / Vanilla Meatball 7"
Spiked Punch (Black Dice) - Guinea Pig / Vanilla Meatball 7"
Spiked Punch (Black Dice) - Guinea Pig / Vanilla Meatball 7"
Spiked Punch (Black Dice) - Guinea Pig / Vanilla Meatball 7"

Spiked Punch (Black Dice) - Guinea Pig / Vanilla Meatball 7"

$15.00

dfa 2507 / 2016 / Picture sleeve

 

Spiked Punch are Aaron Warren and Eric Copeland of Black Dice

Limited Edition of 300

 

A. Guinea Pig

B. Vanilla Meatball

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