Wednesday, April 25, 2012

We are pleased to (finally!) announce the release of 'Further From The Centre Of Disturbance' by Fougou. This is the second full-length from Brian Lavelle and Matthew Shaw.

Hand-made, numbered edition of sixty-four. Each copy represents a unique hexagram of the I Ching and includes a vintage I Ching card.

$7.99 postpaid (U.S. & Canada), $9.99 postpaid (Rest Of World)
Orders begin shipping on 1 May 2012.  To stream the album and/or purchase a copy, please visit:

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Greengage Sounds, 2010-2011 Reboot

We're happy to report that Greengage Sounds is now active again. Our next release will be:

[PLUM 002] Fougou - Further From The Centre Of Disturbance (cd-r)
coming soon

Fougou are Brian Lavelle & Matthew Shaw. They have previously released material on the Ikuisuus and Sonic Oyster labels.

More information about Fougou:

Fougou @ Brian Lavelle's website
Fougou @ Bandcamp

Also forthcoming, a lathe-cut 7" by Kyle Bruckmann.

Welcome to Greengage Sounds

Greengage Sounds was founded in 2007 with its maiden release, a 7" lathe-cut split single by Two Sun Tears (Ian Masters and Cailan Burns) & Buddha on the moon, on which each artist performs the other's composition.

[PLUM 001] Two Sun Tears / Buddha on the moon - Split (lathe-cut 7")

A Side: Two Sun Tears - "Losing" (written and originally recorded by Buddha on the moon)
Another Side: Buddha on the moon - "I'll Never Dream Again" (written by Ian Masters and originally recorded by Friendly Science Orchestra)

The record was made in an edition of forty, with each unit identified in an alphabetical sequence from "a" to "nn". The release contained:
  • One 7" record that was lathe-cut in New Zealand by Peter King
  • One silk-screen printed insert, designed by Hunch in Osaka and printed by David Wang in Texas
  • One sheet of liner notes (with handmade collages, each copy is different)
  • One 3" cd-r that contains a recording of unit "nn" on its first playback



The label's name was inspired by the opening of Christina Rossetti's poem, "The Goblin Market."

Morning and evening
Maids heard the goblins cry:
"Come buy our orchard fruits,
Come buy, come buy:
Apples and quinces,
Lemons and oranges,
Plump unpecked cherries,
Melons and raspberries,
Bloom-down-cheeked peaches,
Swart-headed mulberries,
Wild free-born cranberries,
Crab-apples, dewberries,
Pine-apples, blackberries,
Apricots, strawberries;--
All ripe together
In summer weather,--
Morns that pass by,
Fair eves that fly;
Come buy, come buy:
Our grapes fresh from the vine,
Pomegranates full and fine,
Dates and sharp bullaces,
Rare pears and greengages,
Damsons and bilberries,
Taste them and try:
Currants and gooseberries,
Bright-fire-like barberries,
Figs to fill your mouth,
Citrons from the South,
Sweet to tongue and sound to eye;
Come buy, come buy."