duster

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moods, modes

3x7" box set that includes transmission, flux (7"), apex, trance-like (7"), and the first ever 7" pressing of echo, bravo b/w what you're doing to me.

the box set also includes a duster bandana.

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together
side a
new directons
retrograde
n
time glitch
teeth
escalator
side b
familiar fields
moonroam
sleepyhead
making room
drifter
feel no joy
sad boys

cover photo by erica parton. recorded at home (santa cruz and fort bragg, california) with tape machines and computers.

parton, amber: drums, guitar, bass, synth, vocals.

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duster s/t lp
side a
copernicus crater
i'm lost
chocolate and mint
summer war
lomo
damaged
side b
letting go
go back
hoya paranoia
ghoulish
ghost world
the thirteen

cover art by salvatore olentino. recorded at home (santa cruz, california and portland, oregon) with tape machines and computers.

parton, amber: drums, guitar, bass, synth, vocals.

j. albertini: drums, guitar, bass and vocals on hoya paranoia.

multiple muddguts pressings: pink vinyl, blue vinyl, black vinyl. the first 500 copies of the original pressing also included the bonus track hell's breaking loose on a postcard flexi.

reissued by numero group in 2022.

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capsule losing contact box set

3xLP or 3xCD box set that contains all the songs from transmission, flux (7"), stratosphere (album), apex, trance-like (7"), 1975 (EP), contemporary movement (album), plus some previously unreleased and other hard to find songs and a booklet.

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contemporary movement lp
side a
get the dutch
operations
diamond
me and the birds
travelogue
side b
the phantom facing me
cooking
unrecovery
the breakup suite
everything you see (is your own)
now it's coming back
auto-mobile

cover photo by telekinetic. recorded at home/low earth orbit (san jose, california) with tape machines.

parton, amber: drums, guitar, bass, synth, rhodes, hammond, vocals.

j. albertini appears on get the dutch, travelogue, cooking and unrecovery.

up records made vinyl and compact disc versions in 2000. original pressings have two songs misspelled on the vinyl labels.

reissued by numero group in 2019 as part of the capsule losing contact box set. also available individually.

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1975 ep
side a
irato
memphis sophisticate
the motion picture
side b
and things (are mostly ghosts)
august relativity
want no light to shine

recorded at home/low earth orbit (san jose, california) with tape machines.

parton, amber: drums, guitar, bass, synth, rhodes, vocals.

j. albertini: rhodes on the motion picture, drums and hammond on and things (are mostly ghosts). j. quever: rhodes on want no light to shine. m. bianchi: backing vocals on and things (are mostly ghosts).

up records made vinyl and compact disc versions in 1999.

reissued by numero group in 2019 as part of the capsule losing contact box set. also available individually.

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apex, trance-like 7"
side a
light years
side b
four hours

recorded in a weird practice space (san jose, california) on cassette four track.

parton, amber: drums, guitar, bass, hammond, vocals.

original pressing has the labels on the wrong sides.

songs are included in the numero group capsule losing contact box set (2019).

songs are included in the numero group moods, modes box set (2023).

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stratosphere lp
side a
moon age
heading for the door
gold dust
topical solution
docking the pod
the landing
echo, bravo
constellations
the queen of hearts
side b
two way radio
inside out
stratosphere
reed to hillsborough
shadows of planes
earth moon transit
the twins/romantica
sideria

recorded at home/low earth orbit (san jose, california) with a four track cassette machine (songs 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17).

recorded at home/low earth orbit (san jose, california) with a half inch 16 track (song 3).

recorded at mountain/low earth orbit (san jose, california) with tape machines (songs 4, 14).

recorded at avast! (seattle, washington) with a two inch 24 track (songs 2, 9, 13, 16).

parton, amber: drums, guitar, bass, organ, synth, vocals.

j. albertini: drums on heading for the door, the queen of hearts and reed to hillsborough.

echo, bravo was omitted from the vinyl version, only appears on the compact disc version.

reissued by numero group in 2019 as part of the capsule losing contact box set. also available individually.

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transmission, flux 7"
side a
orbitron
fuzz and timbre
my friends are cosmonauts
side b
closer to the speed of sound
stars will fall

recorded at home/low earth orbit (san jose, california) with a four track cassette machine (songs 2, 3, 4, 5).

recorded at home/low earth orbit (san jose, california) with a half inch 16 track (song 1).

parton, amber: drums, guitar, bass, vocals.

songs are included in the numero group capsule losing contact box set (2019).

songs are included in the numero group moods, modes box set (2023).

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duster
p.o. box 8242
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duster is a reclusive experimental electronic slowcore(?) band consisting of two multi-instrumentalist members — ewing clay parton and canaan dove amber. parton sometimes appears as "e. parton", "c. parton" or "clay". amber sometimes appears as "c. amber", "d. amber" or "dove". jason albertini was also part of the band on some releases.

the band formed when parton and amber started recording themselves on cassette four track machines at home in the mid to late 1990s. they released a few records between 1997 and 2000, and then took a brief break until 2018. in 2019 they released a self-titled lp on muddguts, and numero group reissued all their previous records as the "capsule losing contact" box set. in 2022 they released their 4th LP, "together".