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.


AVANTGARDE

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

LP * six inlays * download

 

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.


UNITED BIBLE STUDIES - I AM PROVIDENCE

LP * inlay * download

 

Recorded in one day in Providence, Rhode Island on their 2008 US tour, I Am Providence is utterly unique even in the discography of United Bible Studies. The band performed a musicial ritual at HP Lovecraft's graveside then an a capella house show that evening with locals Alec K Redfearn, Orion Rigel Dommisse, Manbeard and their touring companion Sharron Kraus


BLUES

RYAN LEE CROSBY - BUSKER ON THE BROAD HIGHWAY

LP * download

 

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.


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

LP * inlay * download

 

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.


FOLK

BRTHR - STRANGE NIGHTS

LP * inlay * download

 

Two guitars, an old rhythm machine and a common preference for the sound of early J.J. Cale, gradually basses, light organ sounds and lap steel guitars were added: Strange Nights is a declaration of love for the minimal. Ten songs that don't want or need to prove anything to anyone. Music that despite a certain heaviness always sounds hopeful and sees the good. 


ALLYSEN CALLERY - MUMBLIN SUE

LP * download

 

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

 

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.

 


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

7" * download

 

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



BJÖRN KLEINHENZ - THE FALL OF DISCONTENT

LP-BOX * seven inlays * 100 numbered copies * download

 

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.

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

 

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.


INDIE

BJÖRN KLEINHENZ - URSA MINOR

LP * col. vinyl * inlay * download / CD * inlay

 

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

 

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.


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).


SOUNDTRACK

CHRIS BROKAW - ROAD

LP

 

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.





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 - 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.


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 - 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.





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").



WINTER-BUNDLES

We put together a few "bundles", mostly genre- or artist related and 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 "Avantgarde" 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" vinyl bundle


16 LP´s: 2x ea. 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