Olivia Tremor Control Announce Reissues

    In November, respected indie company Chunklet will reissue two out-of-print albums from Elephant 6 O.G.s, Olivia Tremor Control, completing the comeback for pretty much every old Elephant 6 band. The reissues of 1996’s Music From the Unrealized Film Script: Dusk at Cubist Castle and 1999’s Black Foliage: Animation Music Vol 1., two double albums, are due out on Nov. 15 and will be limited to 1000 copies, along with 200 copies available through mail order. They will come packed with a bunch of extras, including outtakes, B-sides, and a bevy of other extras. If you haven’t gotten familiar with OTC, one of the weirder bands in Elephant 6, here’s your chance:


     Here are the details/track lists:


    Music From the Unrealized Film Script: Dusk at Cubist Castle:

    01 The Opera House

    02 Frosted Ambassador

    03 Jumping Fences

    04 Define a Transparent Dream

    05 No Growing (Exegesis)

    06 Holiday Surprise 1, 2, 3

    07 Courtyard

    08 Memories of Jacqueline 1906

    09 Tropical Bells

    10 Can You Come Down With Us?

    11 Marking Time

    12-21 Green Typewriters Suite

    22 Spring Succeeds

    23 Theme for a Very Delicious Grand Piano

    24 I Can Smell the Leaves

    25 Dusk at Cubist Castle

    26 The Gravity Car

    27 NYC-25


    Download card:

    01-09 Explanation II: Instrumental Themes and Dream Sequences (Bonus disc originally included with the CD version of this album. All nine cycles include environmental sounds [crickets, rain, dogs, etc.] recorded on a four-track recorder over two evenings outside the band’s house.)


    B-sides to the 1996 UK single “The Opera House”, meant to be played simultaneously on two different sound systems for quadraphonic effect:


    10 Black Swan Network (with Capillary Radar)

    11 Black Swan Network (with Enveloping Bicycle Folds)


    B-sides to the 1997 UK single “Jumping Fences”:

    12 Optical Atlas

    13 Language of Stationary Travelers

    14 Green Typewriters


    Tracks from the 1998 compilation Smiling Pets in Japan:


    15 Do You Like Worms? (Do You Dig Worms?)

    16 Little Pad


    Black Foliage: Animation Music Vol. 1:


    01 Opening

    02 A Peculiar Noise Called ‘Train Director’

    03 Combinations

    04 Hideaway

    05 Black Foliage (Animation 1)

    06 Combinations

    07 The Sky Is a Harpsichord Canvas

    08 A Sleepy Company

    09 Grass Canons

    10 A New Day

    11 Combinations

    12 Black Foliage (Animation 2)

    13 I Have Been Floated

    14 Paranormal Echoes

    15 Black Foliage (Animation 3)

    16 A Place We Have Been To

    17 Black Foliage (Itself)

    18 The Sylvan Screen

    19 The Bark and Below It

    20 Black Foliage (Animation 4)

    21 California Demise (3)

    22 Looking for Quiet Seeds

    23 Combinations

    24 Mystery

    25 Another Set of Bees in the Museum

    26 Black Foliage (Animation 5)

    27 Hilltop Procession (Momentum Gaining)


    Download card: Outtakes:

    01 The Sky Is a Harpsichord Canvas [full version]

    02 Beaker and Avalanche, Part 1

    03 Beaker and Avalanche, Part 2


    B-sides to the 1988 UK single “Hideaway”:

    04 Combinations (live at GLR Radio)

    05 Can You Come Down With Us? (live at GLR Radio)


    Unreleased live session:

    06 A Sleepy Company (live at GLR Radio 1998)


    Track from the 2000 compilation More Music, Less Parking: WFMU Live from New Jersey:

    07 Outside Explorations, Pt. 3


    Track from the 2000 compilation Rabid Chords 002: Tribute to the Velvet Underground:

    08 European Son


    Track from the 2000 compilation Keep Left: David Barsamian (Alternative Radio), Vol. 1:

    09 Glass Beard


    Live on NPR:

    10 California Demise

    11 Grass Canons

    12 Can You Come Down With Us?

    13 Hideaway 

    14 A Peculiar Noise Called ‘Train Director’


    Tracks from the 2000 7″ Black Swan Network:

    15 Grains and Sauces/Ice and Rings/Aqua Waters (and a Pear Shaped Thought)

    16 The Present Time/Seven Thousand Luminous Aches and Pains/The Dinner Plate