Catasonic Record Label

History

Catasonic Records Poster 1997 Artwork by Amos
Catasonic Records Poster 1997 Artwork by Amos

Catasonic Records started as a way for us to release our own product. We decided in the earlier days of the internet to explore the idea of releasing a variety of projects by ourselves and our friends and to see if we could have an impact using the internet to promote that work. We are still here with a handful of the same product waiting for you to buy our old fashioned CDs

Catalog

Such is Love

Catasonic CS 007
Such is Love by Weba Garretson with cover art by Virginia Garretson and design by John Curry
Such is Love by Weba Garretson with cover art by Virginia Garretson and design by John Curry

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 The Eastside Sinfonietta, “Don’t Be Afraid”

True Classical TCCD-015
The Eastside Sinfonietta
The Eastside Sinfonietta featuring Joseph Berardi, Weba Garretson, Ralph Gorodetsky, Jason Payne, Tracy Wannomae

Find out about this project at HERE

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Puttanesca

Catasonic Records CS-007
Puttanesca CD Featuring Joe Baiza, Weba Garretson, Ralph Gorodetsky and Wayne Griffin
Puttanesca CD Featuring Joe Baiza, Weba Garretson, Ralph Gorodetsky and Wayne Griffin

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Jac Zinder “chairs i have known”

Catasonic CS-006
Released on Catasonic Records. a collection of music by Jac's bands Stay Home and Bufadora. Released as a tribute to Jac by his friends after his tragic death.
Released on Catasonic Records. a collection of music by Jac’s bands Stay Home and Bufadora. Released as a tribute to Jac by his friends after his tragic death.

“…a rare glass-to-the-door listening to the real lounge scene where
musicians and fans gather for the music, not the fashion-page frolic.”
– Caeri Bertrand, HITS Magazine

“chairs i have known” was recorded in 1988-1989 in the garage of Alec’s Mom’s. It was recorded on a Fostex 8 track. The personnel was Jac Zinder on Keyboards, Alec Boehm on stringed instruments, Joseph Berardi on percussion and drums and Spencer Savage on Drums.

Catasonic released the CD in 1996 as a collaboration with a group of Jac’s friends as a rememberance of Jac who died in a car accident Thanksgiving night in 1994.

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 Mark Wheaton
“Plays Americas Favorite Award Winning Tunes!!”

Catasonic Records CS-005
released on Catasonic Records. Features electronic compositions that were used in various Johanna Went performances, reconfigured as "songs"
released on Catasonic Records. Features electronic compositions that were used in various Johanna Went performances, reconfigured as “songs”
created to promote the release of Mark Wheaton's "America's Favorite Award Winning Tunes" CD Artwork by Amos
created to promote the release of Mark Wheaton’s “America’s Favorite Award Winning Tunes” CD Artwork by Amos

“If you want to freak someone out, bring them into your room and blast this as loud as you can.”
– STRENGTH Magazine

Mark has composed music for performance artists since 1980 when he began working with Johanna Went. Many of the tracks on this CD were recorded as backing tracks for Johanna Went and Shrimps performances during the mid to late 1980’s. Many of these tracks made use of early digital synths and samplers such as the Casio CZ-101, the Ensoniq Mirage, and several Roland instruments. They were sequenced on a Mac Plus using Opcode’s Midimac Sequencer (preceding the product called StudioVision). The recordings were mixed to DAT in early versions of the Catasonic Studios on Oceanview Ave. in LA.

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Gynomite “fearless, feminist pornography”

Catasonic Records CS-004
Released on Catasonic Records. a live recording of various poets telling stories and reciting original poetry as part of a Liz Belile organized event in LA during the mid 1990's Cover art by Georgeanne Deen
Released on Catasonic Records. a live recording of various poets telling stories and reciting original poetry as part of a Liz Belile organized event in LA during the mid 1990’s Cover art by Georgeanne Deen

“Literature’s oral tradition has rarely been so tasty.”
– Eveylyn McDonnald, BUST

A live recording of performances by a wide range of LA based Poets performing; not erotic, but pornographic works. The recordings were done at Luna Park in west LA.

To find out current Gynomite info visit Liz Belile’s Gynomite site

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 2 Bass Hit “Occupied World”

 Catasonic Records CS-003
Released on Catasonic Records. a project put together by a group including Ralph Gorodetsky, Victor Balough, Danny Frankel, Bobby Fitzer, Jeff Holly, Paul Lines, Stay-C Little and Vince Meghrouni. Recorded by Andre Champagne
Released on Catasonic Records. a project put together by a group including Ralph Gorodetsky, Victor Balough, Danny Frankel, Bobby Fitzer, Jeff Holly, Paul Lines, Stay-C Little and Vince Meghrouni. Recorded by Andre Champagne

featuring members of Universal Congress OF

Scruffy hip hop/jazz trouble makers create the 2 Bass Hit sound!

2 Bass Hit was a recording project organized by Rafa Gorodetsky who was also playing in Universal Congress of and later Mecolodiacs as well as Webaworld, Puttanesca, Eastside Sinfonietta and currently is collaborating with Weba Garretson on Garretson & Gorodetsky.

Other players on this CD include Victor Balogh, Bobby Fitzer, Danny Frankel, Jeff Holly, Paul Lines, Stay-C Little and Vince Meghrouni.

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Matt Heckert “Mechanical Sound Orchestra”

Catasonic Records CS-002
released on Catasonic Records. Mastered by Mark Wheaton and Matt Heckert with help from Gary Todd. From live DAT recordings of installations in various European locations.
released on Catasonic Records. Mastered by Mark Wheaton and Matt Heckert with help from Gary Todd. From live DAT recordings of installations in various European locations.

The Mechanical Sound Orchestra created by Matt Heckert
formerly of Survival Research Laboratories.

Featuring live recordings of Mechanical Sound Orchestra performances in Europe and the USA (1992-1994)

From the liner notes by Larry Rinder:

“Matt Heckert’s Mechanical Sound Orchestra consists of a variety of computer controlled mechanical sound sculptures… In performance, Heckert’s pieces create a feeling of imminent danger as they lurch into loud and unexpected motion.”

Find out more about Matt Heckert HERE

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Welcome To Webaworld

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Welcome To Webaworld on Catasonic Records
Welcome To Webaworld on Catasonic Records

Find out about this project at HERE

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