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05.26.17 Upcoming: Ulaan Markhor Helm LP on Soft Abuse (late 2017). Hala Strana self-titled debut reissue on limited vinyl on Desastre records, France (late 2017). Further down the line: new Ulaan Passerine material....
09.22.16 Out now: Ulaan Passerine Moss Cathedral cassette/download on Worstward Recordings.
09.03.16 Coming soon: Ulaan Passerine Moss Cathedral on Worstward Recordings. Available late October on cassette and download.
03.13.16 Now available: Ulaan Markhor Detritus: 2010-2016 compilation of odds and ends, free download on Worstward Recordings.
02.29.16 Out now: Ulaan Passerine The Great Unwinding double cassette/download on Worstward Recordings.
02.14.16 Out now: Steven R. Smith & Dirk Serries Hymnal cassette on Cassuana--to order, see here. Coming soon: Ulaan Passerine The Great Unwinding double cassette/download on Worstward Recordings.
10.05.15 Coming soon: Ulaan Khol Salt cassette/download on Soft Abuse late Oct./early Nov. Later on: Ulaan Passerine The Great Unwinding double cassette/download on Worstward Recordings.
08.27.15 Coming soon: Ulaan Khol Salt cassette/download on Soft Abuse.
05.11.15 Ulaan Passerine Light in Dust 10" ep out now!
01.28.15 Just sent off to the presses: Ulaan Passerine Light in Dust 10" ep on Worstward Recordings complete with plush letterpress sleeves from Stumptown Printers. Out in March or so...
11.15.14 Ulaan Markhor Spiral Horns, Black Onions, et al. LP is out now.
09.28.14 Ulaan Markhor Spiral Horns, Black Onions, et al. LP is now up for pre-order at the Soft Abuse site--See here. Release date is Nov. 11th.
09.08.14 LP test pressings for Ulaan Markhor Spiral Horns, Black Onions, et al. are in and sound great. We're hoping for an October release on Soft Abuse.
03.14.14 The brand new Ulaan Passerine Byzantium Crow CD as well as the CD reissue of Ulaan Passerine are both out now. See Contact/Items for Sale page to purchase the CD or go to the Downloads page to stream or purchase the MP3.
02.09.14 Nice article just posted at Pitchfork. See here. On the way: brand new Ulaan Passerine Byzantium Crow and reissue of Ulaan Passerine, both will be released on CD on Worstward Recordings.
11.18.13 The Steven R. Smith/Ulaan Khol Ending/Returning 2xlp is now available. These can be purchased from this website (see Contact/Items for Sale) as well as direct from Immune Recordings and from your finer record stores. There are also downloadable formats available (see Downloads page).
10.10.13 Immune Recordings is now taking pre-orders for the Steven R. Smith/Ulaan Khol Ending/Returning 2xlp. You can pre-order or get more info here.
06.04.13 Steven R. Smith/Ulaan Khol Ending/Returning 2xLP test pressings are in. We're in the home stretch on this release and it should be out shortly.
05.10.13 Ulaan Passerine s/t double cassette is now available. You can order here.
03.17.13 Upcoming releases: Ulaan Passerine s/t double cassette on Brave Mysteries; Ulaan Markhor Spiral Horns, Black Onions, et al LP/CD on Soft Abuse; Steven R. Smith/Ulaan Khol Ending/Returning 2xLP on Immune Recordings.
08.09.12 The lost Ulaan Khol Los Angeles e.p. has finally surfaced. See the download page for details.
06.11.12 Here's a great comp that's just come out in memory of Lee Jackson who passed away earlier this year. He will be sorely missed. I didn't know Lee very well but we did an interview together about ten years ago which I enjoyed very much and we sporadically sent emails back and forth once in awhile after that. He was an excellent music writer who championed the best of underground music and was a real nice guy to boot. This comp features a whole slew of great bands and the proceeds will go to ALS research. Check it out...see here.
05.30.12 New interview over at the Quietus. See here.
05.29.12 Out now--Ulaan Markhor self-titled debut on LP and CD from Soft Abuse. See Contact/Items for Sale to purchase or Downloads page for digital formats.
04.06.12 Upcoming: Ulaan Markhor self-titled debut on LP and CD from Soft Abuse on May 15th (or thereabouts).
02.24.12 Just a quick note: after a few requests I finally have a digital version of the long out of print Gehenna Belvedere LP available for download…and for the time being it’s available for free here. Better yet, I sort of took a quick swipe at re-mastering it so it should sound a little bit better than the LP and whatever janky digital copies are floating around. That record was made on the most minimal of gear—I might have well just have recorded it onto duct tape (it couldn’t have sounded much worse). I didn’t even know what mastering was much less where to get it or how to pay for it. I think I mixed the whole thing through my stereo to a half-busted and borrowed DAT machine in one blurry afternoon. I just sent that to the record pressing plant and told them to use what was on there. Listening back, that LP sounds like complete mud (and that's in a long line of pretty muddy releases!) But it does sort of have its charm, and I quite like the tunes. There was potential. Anyway...at least this time it might sound just a little bit better--although the two tunes with drums still sound like you’re hearing them from the wrong end of a long tunnel. Enjoy…
02.04.12 We've finally uploaded just about all of the solo recordings (SRS, Ulaan Khol, Hala Strana) for download. See downloads page for more info.
01.06.12 Downloadable formats for Steven R. Smith Old Skete are now available. See downloads page for more info.
12.11.11 Steven R. Smith Old Skete LP is now available. See contact/items for sale page to order. Lp limited to 500 copies, downloadable formats will be available shortly.
11.06.11 Ulaan Khol La Catacomb cassette is now available here.
10.13.11 We now have a handful of copies of Steven R. Smith Floor of the Sky one-sided LP (with etching on side B) to sell through the site. Please see the Contact/Items for Sale page to order.
09.21.11 Steven R. Smith Floor of the Sky one-sided LP (with etching on side B) is now available from Burnt Toast Vinyl--see their website here to order. I may also get some extra copies soon to sell through the site, but this release is limited in quanity so if interested, I'd recommend just getting them directly from the label as soon as you can.
08.17.11 New Printwork page added to the site to archive various linocuts from chapbooks and record covers. Steven R. Smith Floor of the Sky one-sided LP (with etching on side B) will be available from Burnt Toast Vinyl in a few weeks. Burnt Toast is accepting pre-orders for only $7.00 a pop (cheap!). Ulaan Khol La Catacomb cassette on Soft Abuse will be available in September.
06.20.11 Coming soon: Ulaan Khol La Catacomb cassette on Soft Abuse and Steven R. Smith/Ulaan Khol Ending/Returning 2xLP on Immune Recordings..
03.05.11 Just uploaded a track for free download here. This is an alternate version of the Hungarian tune "Regen Volt, Soka Lesz" that was originally on the Death of Last Year's Man e.p. This second version is quite a bit more blasted out than the first and was recorded for a compilation that sort of fell through. Enjoy.
01.16.11 New Hala Strana release Compendium is now available via download only. This is a compilation of unreleased, e.p., 7", and bonus tracks that were recorded between 2002 and 2007. Also posted on the download page is the 14 minute solo piece "A Sun Enshrouded by Moths" from the Invisible Pyramid compilation. See the Downloads page for details.