Limited Edition Vinyl Recordings & Handmade Musical Artifacts from Tucson, AZ
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Thirty Six Seconds from Polygondwanaland That Go On Forever

1. King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - 36 Seconds from Polygondwanaland That Go On Forever Eulerian Circle 7"!

King Gizzard is giving away their new LP, completely free and in a no-strings-attached-Creative Commons fashion. Allowing any dumbass like me with dreams of running a record label to release it on any format they want.

Rather than doing what everyone else is doing and putting up a preorder for a record they haven't even heard yet and selling it to people 6 months before they have any chance of getting the records in, I decided to do something a little different and more immediate....

Introducing "Thirty Six Seconds From Gondwanaland That Go On Forever" - a 7" Eulerian Circle disc with 20x 1.8 second locked grooves (10 per side). EVERY RECORD IS COMPLETELY UNIQUE. These will be made one at a time out of 100 different samples from the LP that I will have on random play while I am cutting them. Each locked groove will be one of a kind and unpredictable. These locks could be an annoying and off-tempo hiccup, an amazing drone, or a perfectly repeating mathy drum loop. But each disc will be totally singular and unlike the rest. Only 100 copies made.

Comes in a heavy duty Picture disc sleeve with transparency insert. They should ship in a week or so!

It's REALLY hard to get a good photo or scan of this thing!


Posted on November 15th, 2017
Willis Earl Beal, Tara Jane O'Neill, Sugar Candy Mountain Repress, etc.

Well, this will be the last big update for a while. But, I am staying busy. After a month in Europe on tour with Michael Nau, I spoke on a panel at the Making Vinyl panel in Detroit, and I'll be headed to Scandanavia in a week to train some Swedes on how to use their machines.

Lathe Cut Camp 6 was great! So, I'm looking to book Lathe Cut Camp 7 in January or February. If you are interested, email me at

Housekeeping Notes: There are still a handful of copies of Floating Action - Is It Exquisite and the Devendra Banhart Remixes 8" available.

1. Michael Nau Euro Tour discs available individually
2. Tara Jane Oneil - Women of the World/Believe handmade 7"s
3. Willis Earl Beal (aka Nobody) - 7"s
4. Sugar Candy Mountain - 666 Repress
5. Ash Reiter - HOLA LP on Red Vinyl
6. Comfort and Joy - Indie Rock Xmas LP

1.Michael Nau/PIAPTK European Tour Singles BACK FOR SALE... again!

**So, TWICE, We had to take these down for sale right after we sent emails because of some miscommunication with Michael's two Labels. We thought we had it ironed out, and then we didn't and then we did, and then maybe we did or maybe we didn't. Anyway, we took them on tour, and have a few of each individual disc left, so we are making them available again (until somebody tells us we can't sell them again, so get them soon if you want them!).

Purchase includes instant download of all four songs.

They are being made in the next week or two, and will be one-sided silkscreened psychedelic swirl pic discs (the photos are just the screenprinting files)

While you are at it, pick up the Michael Nau CD-Record featuring the demo version of I Root, the first single from Some Twist!


2. Tara Jane O'Neil - Women of the World/Believe

Was extremely excited to be approached by Tara Jane O'Neil to make her some records for her Japanese tour (happening now). We made 75 of them, hand painted and stamped by TJO herself, and we both got half to sell. Includes covers of "Believe" by Cher, and "Women of the World" by Ivor Cutler.


3. Willis Earl Beal (AKA Nobody)

Willis Earl Beal (who also goes by the name Nobody) is a mysterious and strange guy. He's been on my radar for a long time, because he lived in Olympia shortly after I left, and I would hear about him from a lot of my friends around town. He's prolific and has released records on XL Recordings, Tender Loving Empire, Found Magazine, etc. Check out his wikipedia pageto get some background on him.

About a year ago, I found out that Willis had moved to Tucson, and I spent the next 8 months trying to get ahold of him. It finally happened, and this single is the outcome.


4. Sugar Candy Mountain - 666 Repress AND Ash Reiter Solo LP, HOLA!

666 has been BLOWING UP. It is officially the highest selling PIAPTK release ever. So it had to be repressed in both the US and in Europe. Now, in addition to being available on beautiful and stark black vinyl, it is also available on Coke Bottle Clear, and a few copies on solid pink vinyl.

We also have some distro copies of SCM Front Woman, Ash Reiter's solo LP, "HOLA"!


5. Comfort And Joy Xmas Comp!

We found 6 copies of this amazing Xmas Comp in a box from a couple of years ago, and now is the time to spread the Xmas joy!
Released by my good buddies, Liz and Carlos Perpetua-Valdez, all profits from this killer Christmas Compilation go to benefit a charity for Homeless Teens in Seattle.

Only 500 copies, all on Gold and Silver Specked Vinyl!

Side One:
1. Quasi – “Christmas on Credit”
2. Rob Crow (Pinback) - ”Wasail Among Us”
3. Joe Jack Talcum (Dead Milkmen) - ”Christmas Waltz”
4. Human Hearts (Franklin Bruno) – “June is as Cold as December”
5. David Ivar aka Black Yaya (Herman Dune) - ”I Fought the Lord”
6. Golden Boots – “Mele Kalikimaka”
7. Wckr Spgt – “The Ballad of Snowy Brown”
8. Refrigerator – “Christmas in the Sun”

Side Two:
1. The Music Tapes – “Let it Snow”
2. Ida – “Heard it from Heaven Today”
3. Nima Kazerouni ft Maston – “Dear Santa, This World is Strange”
4. Wooden Wand – “Silver Bells”
5. Outravez (Monotonix) - ”Banu Hoshech Legaresh”
6. Jason Lytle (Grandaddy) – “Piano Fell Asleep In The Bushes”
7. Mike Watt - ”The First Noel”
8. Terry Riley - ”God Rest Ye”


Posted on November 15th, 2017
Devendra Banhart Remix 8"s / Michael Nau tour sets back!

A few weeks ago, I made a promise to myself that I was going to stop taking on projects and "take a break" from PIAPTK for a little while. But of course, just to spite me, the Universe steps in to make me a liar to myself.

1. Devendra Banhart Remixes 8"!
2. Michael Nau Euro Tour (and I'll be there!)

1. Devendra Banhart Remixes 8"

Talk about a bucket list release!

Devendra emailed a week ago in a panic trying to get 100 copies of this single of remixes in time for his South American tour that starts in Lima, Peru on Monday. I had less than a week to make and send him samples for approval and cut/mail 100 copies. In return for the rush, he allowed me to release it on PIAPTK and make 50 copies for myself!

The songs are very droney and mellow remixes/interpretations of songs from Devendras recent album, Ape in Pink Marble by Nils Frahm and Gigi Masin. It's very chill yoga music.

There are only 40 available through me, the rest will be sold on his tour. Limited to 150 copies, half are white and half are clear.

STRICT LIMIT OF ONE COPY PER PERSON! If you try to buy more, I will cancel the whole order!


Posted on August 28th, 2017
Last Chance to FA Preorder, Michael Nau/PIAPTK Euro Tour, T-Shirt Clearance

Well, today was weird. I had to change the bonus gift that was going to be included with the new Floating Action LP (see below), but hopefully, it's replacement will be cool enough. And, I'm going on tour with Michael Nau in Europe, so come see us!

1. Last Chance to Preorder Floating Action - Is It Exquisite with new (different) bonus!
2. Michael Nau Euro Tour (and I'll be there!)
3. T-Shirt Closeout!

1. Last Chance Floating Action - Is It Exquisite LP Preorder with bonuses!

In 24 hours we begin shipping the PIAPTK versions (the AHT handmade version will be a little late, because it takes a LOT of time for Luigi to paint such detailed and beautiful covers...) of the amazing new Floating Action LP. You have until then to get the free bonuses with the PIAPTK version - A bonus silkscreened pic disc lathe cut of Floating Action covering The Generationals' "Victim of Trap" AND a bonus 12x18" poster!

The first batch that I listed totally sold out, but after I got the shipment in and doled them out to the band and the collaborating labels, there are a handful remaining and up for sale!

Dartboard Debacle: I know that originally this was supposed to include a Dartboard. And the dartboard was going to be pretty rad. I had a prototype made that was cool and cheap, but unfortunately, despite 7 different attempts and over $500 spent trying to bring the stupid thing into existence, this afternoon it finally beat me down. I had to cut my losses, stop throwing good money after bad (a lot of it). But, I switched gears, stuck to what I knew, and made a beautiful, round, geodesic dome and lawn chair themed pic disc.

Pick one up now, before it's too late!

2.Michael Nau/PIAPTK European Tour and TOUR SINGLES SET!

From Sept 21-Oct 8th, I will be on tour in Europe with one of my favorite songwriters, Michael Nau (Cotton Jones Basket Ride, Page France). We will be cutting records by request for five fans a night after the show, and using an off-grid, deep cycle battery powered record lathe to record new songs (and film a mini-doc) at places like Stonehenge, the Beatles Abbey Road Crossing, the Eiffel Tower, etc onto high quality dub plates, which will be digitized (or dumped to tape) and turned into an album.

While you are at it, pick up the Michael Nau CD-Record featuring the demo version of I Root, the first single from Some Twist!

THU SEP 21 - Brighton UK, The Greys (TICKETS)
FRI SEP 22 - Bristol UK, The Louisiana (TICKETS)
SAT SEP 23 - Glasgow UK, The Hug & Pint (TICKETS)
SUN SEP 24 - Leeds UK, Brudenell Social Club (Games Room)
MON SEP 25 - Manchester UK, Gullivers (TICKETS)
TUE SEP 26 - London UK, The Lexington (TICKETS)
WED SEP 27 - Paris FR, Espace B (TICKETS)
THU SEP 28 - Rotterdam NL, V11 (TICKETS)
FRI SEP 29 - Amsterdam NL, Paradiso (Upstairs) (TICKETS)
SAT SEP 30 - Gent BE, DOK Kantine (TICKETS)
MON OCT 2 - Berlin DE, Privatclub (TICKETS)
TUE OCT 3 - Hamburg DE, Häkken (TICKETS)
WED OCT 4 - Köln DE, Bumann & SOHN (TICKETS)
THU OCT 5 - München DE, Feierwerk (Orangehouse) (TICKETS)
FRI OCT 6 - Luzern DE, Neubad
SAT OCT 7 - Schorndorf DE, Manufaktur (TICKETS)


3. T-Shirt Clearance!

Over the years I occasionally dabble in shirts. But I don't usually keep them in stock because sorting sizes and keeping inventory is a nightmare. So, I just cleaned out the T-shirt Tub and am clearing them out to raise money for my European Trip with Michael Nau.

Blue with Center Label Logo
Blue Heather with Lathe

All Have Same lathe image as PIAPTK, but with LC logo
Black, Powder Blue, or Green

Kristofferson - Leftovers from the KK Tribute Kickstarter years ago. Heather Grey with cover image.

Apollo Masters - I made these as a gift for Apollo Masters, in Banning, CA. I am selling some to help offset the cost of the ones I gave to them. They are the last place in the world that manufacturers record cutting needles and blank lacquer masters. If something happened to this company, it would completely collapse the entire vinyl record market. Sport the logo of Vinyl Records unsung heroes!


Posted on August 18th, 2017
Golden Boots, Ruby Fray, Fronjentress, Spaceface, SM Wolf, Mark Matos

It's hot as hell in Arizona, so I've been sequestering myself in my cool, damp basement feverishly cranking out weird new objects.

On this episode of Compulsive Creating:
1. New VICE article
2. The Lathe Cave Instant Merch Machine swings into operation with Spaceface and S.M. Wolf
3. S.M. Wolf "The Awful Spring" standalone discs rescued from a forgotten box
4. Ruby Fray (K Recs/ex-Christmas) - Honor Psychedelic Swirl silkscreened pic discs
5. Mark Matos - Personality Splits Vol. 1
6. Fronjentress - ST 10" - Greg Olin from Graves goes Country!
7. Golden Boots - HALT 2x10" Made to Preorder!
8. Down to the last spot for the July 22-24 Lathe Cut Camp, and Record Lathes coming up for sale very soon!

1. New Vice Article on PIAPTK!

A few years back I had an article featured on Vice's NOISEY. This time around, they wrote a very nice feature on their site, CREATORS. Check It Out! If you want to catch up on a dozen other articles and interviews and whatever, check out my personal online portfolio site:

2. The Lathe Cave Instant Merch Machine launches with Spaceface and SM Wolf
Whenever PIAPTK's friends/artists come through Tucson, they always stop for a tour of the Lathe Cave. A new tradition has been born. If they have enough time, we've started a new tradition: create as many merch pieces as we can in three hours. From inception to completion, we cut the records, collage the covers, and pack them up. We send half with the band and sell half on the site. There are usually not very many, so these are amongst the most limited pieces we sell and each one is handmade by myself and the artist. Each record is split with infamous and iconic Greenlandic avant garde noise rock artist Gunther Olaafson's band Super Dead Black Black Fiery Crystal Fuck Wolf Girls with No Band/Kids Slash Horse Skulls and the Deer Beach Experience Project (Gho$t Mounta!nzzz) FKAKA Sung Lasses.

We have two new ones available:
Spaceface - Radiator (Rafting Remix)
SM WOLF - Warhorse.
Listen to a track here!


3. S.M. Wolf The Awful Spring standalone discs appear!

Back when we were making the SM WOLF Awful Spring Reel to Reel to Record Boxsets, we lost the original stack of discs and had to recut them. A month ago, the original batch appeared, buried in the bowels The Lathe Cave's Box Mountain, so rather than throw them away, we decided to make a more cost effective and less ostentatiously obnoxious version of the record. So here it is.

Listen to the track here!


4. Ruby Fray - Honor Psychedelic Swirl Silkscreened Pic Discs

Emily Beanblossom, the force between Chicago via Austin via Chicago via Olympia is an old friend of mine. She was the vocalist of Christmas (who PIAPTK released a picnic plate lathe cut for a decade ago). After a couple records on K, she is readying a new LP and this is the first peek at the gothy, 80s vibey track, Honor. Listen to it here:

Each disc is silkscreened and then marble painted by myself, my daughter, and her friend Madeline. They got paid an hourly wage and then quickly blew it all in an afternoon at Chuck E Cheese. Limited to 70 Copies.

Listen to the track here!


5. Mark Matos - Personality Splits Vol. 1

Mark Matos is one of those freak folk wanderers who is always popping up around and collaborating with the longtime core PIAPTK stable of artists: Golden Boots, The Blank Tapes, Graves, etc. He's always out in the world doing something weird; starting bands with Jason Simons from Dead Meadow, playing with veteran session dudes who have recorded with Dylan, making full soundtrack albums for a James Franco passion project indie film, etc. I see him all the time, but rarely in the same place.

He's got a million different projects under different names with radically different styles. For his PIAPTK debut, we decided to explore those different entities with a series called "Personality Splits". Each record in the series will contain two different projects. The first one features Sonny Santos (a "found-tape" performer from 1970's Tucson who you can imagine hanging out and recording with Rodriguez or Lee Hazelwood. The Second is Son Tea. To quote Matos "Son Tea is a western mytholgist and counter-cultural anthropologist who dabbles in Lo-Fi Hip Hop, Freek Jazz and soft drugs. Son Tea replaced the increasingly erratic Trans Van Santos as Chief Archivist at in the summer of 2017."

Vol. 1 is limited to 42 copies on square lathe cuts, with covers hand-painted by Matos himself.

Listen to the track here!


6. Fronjentress - ST 10"

Greg Olin from Graves goes Country!
One of my top 3 favorite songwriters of all time makes the record I always dreamed he would. With Greg singing beautiful duets with drummer Elizabeth Venable, Fronjentress's debut EP is the kind of record that would sound right at home blasting through the AM radio in your beat-to-shit farm truck.

Limited to 75 copies on clear lathe cut 10".

Listen to the track here!


7. Golden Boots - H.A.L.T. 2x10" Made to Preorder

These are made as part of the Made-To-Preorder series. They are available to order for one week, we make that many and then it is out of print in this format for good! We always make an extra ten to have on hand for stragglers, but once they are gone, these are gone for good!

PIAPTK's favorite sons are always reinventing themselves. This time the core duo of Dimitri Manos and Ryen Eggleston are joined by frequent collaborator and Haboob mastermind, Jeff Grubic for stripped down Guitar/Bass/Omnichord/Saxophone tropical jams of new tunes, covers, and Boots classics!

Listen to it at their bandcamp:


8. Lathe Cut Camp has ONE spot left & Lathes for Sale!

We are down to one spot on the upcoming Lathe Cut Camp and I am working feverishly to finish up the restorations on 4 new record lathes. They ARE NICE. So, if you have any interest in learning about the process, making your own records, etc. consider coming to the Camp to see if it's actually for you. You get to cut your own records to take home! Email me through the site if you want to talk about possibly buying a lathe. If you come to the camp and end up buying a machine, you can deduct the cost of the camp from the price of the lathe.


thanks again. mike.

Posted on July 10th, 2017