JellyFant Distribution

Welcome to the sales page of JellyFant Recordings!

 

Here we would like to inform you about our small label and its releases and offer you our interesting back-catalogue.

 

The current price list and terms of payment can be found here - the password can be found in the email with which you got the link to this page (or request it here again).

 

We've put together special summer bundles by genre or artist that you can find here.


Our artists and their releases:

CHRIS BROKAW

Chris Brokaw, who lives in Boston, MS, was a member of the pioneering bands Codeine and Come in the Nineties, merged Americana with African folklore in Dirtmusic together with Chris Eckmann (The Walkabouts) and Hugo Race (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds), has countless solo releases and is currently the guitarist of the Lemonheads.


CHRIS BROKAW & HOLLY ANDERSON - THE NIGHT SHE SLEPT WITH A BEAR

LP * six inlays * download - file under soundtracks

 

Gästeliste Mag: "Brokaw accompanies Anderson´s "collection of flash fictions and mesostic poems" congenially with 35 often emphatically short instrumental pieces, which are sometimes more atmosphere than music in the actual sense, and takes the listener into a hallucinogenic different world between dream and reality, with which he seems to dock Cabaret Voltaire´s legendary film music for Johnny Yesno in the most exciting moments and yet effortlessly creates the swing to bluegrass-infected banjo numbers, too.


CHRIS BROKAW - ROAD

LP - file under soundtracks

 

Soundtrack to an environmental thriller by director Leslie McCleave, sometimes with band backing, sometimes with solo songs and sketches, for which Brokaw won the Original Score Award of the Brooklyn International Film Festival.


CHRIS BROKAW & GEOFF FARINA - THE ANGEL´S MESSAGE TO ME

LP * inlay * download - file under blues

 

With congenial partner Geoff Farina, Chris Brokaw starts from Robert Johnson's infamous crossroad to pre-WW2 North American Blues, Folk and Ragtime classics: Reverend Gary Davis, Kentucky Ramblers, Blind Arthur Blake, Leroy Carr and others.



BJÖRN KLEINHENZ

Björn Kleinhenz is a Swedish romantic with Swabian roots who can also rock! One of Scandinavia's finest songwriters. Combines the finest Americana folk with British indie pop.


BJÖRN KLEINHENZ - URSA MINOR

LP * col. vinyl * inlay * download / CD * inlay - file under INDIE-ROCK

 

Ursa Minor is a reminder of a friend who was talking as a guitarist in Björn´s new band, but took his own life before - in the opener "Jump" thematizes. Thus the album oscillates between thoughtful melancholy and expansive Americana, for Kleinhenz´ unusually noisy electric guitars and a string quartet that discreetly accompanies the songs. Intro mag calls Ursa Minor "one of the saddest and most beautiful releases of the year", the Aachen city magazine Klenkes "a little masterpiece with sophisticated melancholy and several moments of musical beauty" and Besser Nord Als Nie "one of the most honest and authentic records of the year".


BJÖRN KLEINHENZ - BATTLES LONG LOST

CD-EP - file under INDIE-ROCK

 

The crisp-short predecessor to Ursa Minor: Four tracks from the same studio sessions, still without strings, one of them ("Before They Ride") also on the LP, but here in a different version.

 


BJÖRN KLEINHENZ - THE FALL OF DISCONTENT

LP-BOX * seven inlays * 100 numbered copies * download - file under folk

 

After four days in "exile" in a harbour area on the outskirts of Göteborg (reflecting thoughts, notes, ideas and "scribbles" in a self-built wooden hut) Björn Kleinhenz bought a guitar for 40 Euro on the way home and recorded nine of his songs again on one weekend.

The photographer Simon Rydèn accompanied - at a proper distance - this self-discovery trip, which we made into a wonderful cardboard box, screen-printed with an artwork by Swedish artist Jonatan Knut: one LP of the recordings, four large-format photographs by Simon Rydén, two "alternative artworks" and a numbered lyric sheet - all limited to 100 copies. 


BJÖRN KLEINHENZ - DACKES DRABANTER

10"- LP * download - file under folk

 

After the opulent indie-pop instrumentation of his 2010 album B.U.R.M.A. a reduction to the essential (= voice and guitar), which he continued with Djago Bråk and The Fall Of Discontent.

Six wonderful folk songs recorded in front of the fireplace.

 



RIVULETS

Rivulets is the musical project of Denver, CO, based Nathan Amundson. The band includes - or included - such musicians as Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker (Low), LD Beghtol (The Magnetic Fields), Chris Brokaw, Jarboe (Swans), Jessica Bailiff and Nathan Vollmar (Jandek).


RIVULETS - I REMEMBER EVERYTHING

LP * download / CD  - file under singer/songwriter

 

Intro mag: "After all, his fifth album I Remember Everything is in the same league as Smog, Spain or Low, influenced by the timeless heroes Mark Hollis, Nick Drake and Neil Young. It's the pure beauty of these songs, melodies and sparse guitar arrangements that makes them adorable. At the beginning of the century there was a time when you could have become an indie star with this music".

 


RIVULETS - RIDE ON, MOLINA

10" * download - file under singer/songwriter

 

Nathan Amundson´s Ode to the mastermind of Songs:Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co. is one of the highlights of his album I Remember Everything. Here as 10" in shellac design (label artwork: Björn Kleinhenz) with the almost 10 minute version of Remora´s I Told Jesus Christ how much I Love Her on the flip side (so far only available as download).

 

 



THISELL

Peter Thisell from Southern Sweden, who released several works together with Björn Kleinhenz under the pseudonym Pete Thompson, has arrived in the middle of his song trilogy with "II", which he prefers to record live with friends, e.g. in an old school or in the shed of his own farm.


THISELL - II

LP * inlay * download code / CD - file under singer/songwriter

 

Nordische Musik: "To banish the nightly shadows that lay over the soul: Peter Thisell lights a flickering campfire on his second album "II", where we can warm ourselves comfortably.

The musician from the Southern Swedish village of Mala celebrates wonderfully reduced, mostly acoustic, very homey Americana sounds. Bittersweet, these small, clever sounds caress the soul. By the way, Björn Kleinhenz is one of the top-class musical comrades-in-arms that Thisell has gathered around him for the recordings in an old school building. The fact that a sextet is playing here is not to be believed with these softly sparkling sounds!

 


ASHTRAY BOY

The band project of Randall Lee, who lives in Melbourne, Australia, and his wife Carla Bruce-Lee (what a grandiose double name!) - founded in 1984 and continued for almost four decades with over 20 musicians on three continents. And rightly compared to The Cannanes and The Go-Betweens.


ASHTRAY BOY - TOGETHER

LP * inlay - file under indierock

 

The first compilation with songs of the sparsely released singles, tribute albums and unreleased stuff, including cover versions of the The Go-Betweens ("Right Here"), New Order ("Dreams Never Sleep") and Ian & Sylvia ("The French Girl").

 

ASHTRAY BOY - THE EURO

CD - file under indierock

 

The band had known the "Euro" for quite some time - it's an Australian mountain kangaroo. Ashtray Boy appreciated the recently introduced "Euro" on their European tour in 2000. And they recorded eight songs in eight European languages in Germany, Canada and Australia plus two remixes of previous releases.


ASHTRAY BOY

- THE KING´S BUCCANEER

CD - file under indierock 

 

For their sixth album Randall Lee collected eleven songs, recorded with ten musicians in three studios from 1995 to 2000, to a harmonious album, with classics like Wild Esky, VIP 600 or 1st Day Of The Year.

ASHTRAY BOY

-  ... THERE´S YOUR HEART

CD - file under indierock

 

Their fifth album (with the cute rabbit on it) was put together by the world traveling Australian Lee from sessions in the USA, New Zealand and Australia, also here with classics from the band history like Koala Boy or Chiltern.



BRTHR

Excellent Americana band from Stuttgart, Germany by the duo Phillip Eissler and Joscha Brettschneider with fine guitars, warm drum sounds and influences of soul and 70s singer/songwriter folk.

ZACHARY CALE

Grounded in Folk and Americana, compared to John Fahey, John Martyn, Bert Jansch and Kurt Vile: Zachary Cale is one of the finest US songwriters. In 2014 Village Voice voted him "Best Songwriter NYC". 


BRTHR - STRANGE NIGHTS

LP * inlay * download

- file under folk

 

Two guitars, an old rhythm machine and a passion for the sound of the early J.J. Cale: BRTHR´s debut is a declaration of love for the minimal. Music that, despite a certain heaviness, always sounds hopeful.

ZACHARY CALE - BLUE RIDER

LP * inlay * download

- file under folk

 

Zachary Cale's fourth album comes minimalistically with fine spots of bass, analog synths and drums, the eight songs testify to great songwriting artistry. In a "paste-on" sleeve.



ALLYSEN CALLERY

Her parents' records got Allysen Callery on the way: Fairport Convention, Pentangle, Nick Drake and Steeleye Span. The artist from Providence, RI, has remained true to her predilection for the sound of the British folk revival, and has become a permanent fixture in the folk scene, adorned with various awards.


ALLYSEN CALLERY - MUMBLIN´ SUE

LP * download - file under folk

 

On her fifth album Allysen Callery inspires with wonderfully perfect fingerpicking, an amazing voice and surreal songs. The cover is from her neighbour William Schaff (Okkervil River), who is also responsible for the artwork of Songs:  Ohia and Godspeed You Black Emperor.

ALLYSEN CALLERY - WINTER ISLAND / THE SUMMER PLACE

LP * download - file under folk

 

Fragile ballads in the tradition of the British folk revival. The A-side is dedicated to the cold season, the B-side to the flowers and the sun. The cover, reminiscent of Bill Harvey (Elektra Records design god), is by Detlev Kelbassa and Corinna Kuhn from Oberhausen.



RYAN LEE CROSBY

Two things characterize Ryan Lee Crosby, the songwriter, guitarist and singer from Boston, MS: Without a hat, a vest, polished shoes and a tie, he neither leaves the house nor goes on stage. And he is one of the best guitar pickers you can currently witness on stages all over the world, housed in folk as well as blues.


RYAN LEE CROSBY - BUSKER ON THE BROAD HIGHWAY

LP * download - file under blues

 

On Busker On The Broad Highway, Ryan Lee Crosby authentically explores the blues classics of Son House, Charlie Patton, Robert Johnson, Skip James, Robert Wilkins and Mississippi John Hurt - and contributes four songs from his own pen.



ALLYSEN CALLERY / RYAN LEE CROSBY

ALLYSEN CALLERY / RYAN LEE CROSBY - THE END / FROZEN WARNINGS

7" * download - file under tribute

 

Limited tour-7" (300 copies), the two artists cover great German female songwriters: Allysen Callery Sibylle Baier and Ryan Lee Crosby Nico.



FENTON WEILLS

Germany´s very own C86-Band: Since over 30 years the combo from the Sauerland area made every stage at home and abroad dangerous supporting  TV Personalities, Jesus and Mary Chain or the Stingrays. And still stands on some of them today. 

FRANTIC FLOWERS

Another band of the C86 generation, even that they were founded ten years after the groundbreaking sampler and have a much shorter lifespan: Two EP´s are the result of the four-piece band from the Ruhr area, I Shall Be Released is the second.


FENTON WEILLS - VIVA VILLA

CD - file under indie/instrumental

 

Lots of instrumentals and cover versions (Hawaii Five-O, Peter Gunn) and the monstrous 20+ minute instrumental Jeden Tag neue Angst: Their debut from 1987. We added the first single, some rare stuff and some live classics.

FRANTIC FLOWERS - I SHALL BE RELEASED

miniCD - file under indie

 

Short but catchy songs with crunchy guitars in the style of TV Personalities, The Times or the early (pre-Madchster) Primal Scream, released on JellyFant's predecessor The Bouncing Corporation.



GRIMBLE GRUMBLE

For more than 20 years Grimble Grumble - named after the dwarf from Syd Barrett´s The Gnome - has been flying far under the radar: The quartet from Chicago has just three longplayers and a handful of singles. Nevertheless they are considered influential for the US-American psychedelic scene and have played e.g. in Herzberg and Terrastock West in San Francisco at important festivals.


GRIMBLE GRUMBLE - SAD

CD-EP - file under psychedelic

Sad only here and exclusively on this record, plus two tracks recorded in January 1999 at the legendary Lounge Ax in Chicago: Blistered and the more than 20 minutes long The Only Point Of Entry

GRIMBLE GRUMBLE

CD - file under psychedelic

Combines the three tracks of the 1997 released 10" Om Ma-ni Pad-me Hum plus the six tracks (three per page combined, 14 respectively 20 minutes) of the LP Grimble Grumble released in the same year.



UNITED BIBLE STUDIES

Notorious folk project from England and Ireland, which can do everything from trio to octet - and does everything (from Pentangle to Throbbing Gristle unplugged so to say). Looking back on a proud number of more than 30 releases.

UNITED BIBLE STUDIES - I AM PROVIDENCE

LP * inlay * download -

file under strange folk

Field recordings: I Am Providence was recorded at the grave of H.P. Lovecraft with acoustic instruments and vocals.




VARIOUS

GOLDEN AGE (7")

Second fine DIY compilation with "555" and The Cannanes, Tricia Yates Fanclub, Cheap Red, Summer Cats and Soft Paws. Again really nice "indie" with photocopied cover and inlay.

MYTTY ARCHER / BOYRACER / THE CANNANES (7")

Our first collaboration with the "555" label from USA, a fine compilation with Mytty Archer, Boyracer and the Australian The Cannanes (covering the "Don´t Fear The Reaper").



SUMMER-BUNDLES

As long as the weather is summery (or records sold out) we have put together a few "bundles", mostly genre- or artist related and much cheaper than buying them individually:

The "something of everything" vinyl bundle


16x Vinyl: ASHTRAY BOY - TOGETHER / BRTHR - STRANGE NIGHTS / CHRIS BROKAW - THE NIGHT SHE SLEPT WITH A BEAR/THE ANGEL´S MESSAGE TO ME/ROAD / ZACHARY CALE - BLUE RIDER / ALLYSEN CALLERY - MUMBLIN´ SUE/WINTER ISLAND * THE SUMMER PLACE / RYAN LEE CROSBY - BUSKER ON THE BROAD HIGHWAY / BJÖRN KLEINHENZ - URSA MINOR/DACKES DRABANTER / RIVULETS - I REMEMBER EVERYTHING/RIDE ON MOLINA / THISELL - II / UNITED BIBLE STUDIES + I AM PROVIDENCE / CALLERY/CROSBY - TOUR 7"



The "literary" vinyl bundle

3x CHRIS BROKAW / HOLLY ANDERSON - THE NIGHT SHE SLEPT WITH A BEAR

3x UNITED BIBLE STUDIES - I AM PROVIDENCE



The "Blues" vinyl bundle

3x CHRIS BROKAW / GEOFF FARINA - THE ANGEL´S MESSAGE TO ME - LP

3x RYAN LEE CROSBY - BUSKER ON THE BROAD HIGHWAY - LP




The "Singer/Songwriter" bundle


16 LP´s: je 2x RIVULETS - I REMEMBER EVERYTHING - LP / THISELL - II - LP /  BJÖRN KLEINHENZ - URSA MINOR - LP / BJÖRN KLEINHENZ - DACKES DRABANTER - 10"-LP / ZACHARY CALE - BLUE RIDER - LP / BRTHR - STRANGE NIGHTS - LP / ALLYSEN CALLERY - MUMBLIN´ SUE - LP / ALLYSEN CALLERY - WINTER ISLAND/THE SUMMER PLACE