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NEW RECORD AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDERS! Vol. 3 Residual Echoes visit India and Tajikstan!

by on Oct.21, 2013, under Uncategorized

The New Volume of the Secret Museum of Kind Men, Residual Echoes, interpreting tunes from India and Tajikstan is now ready. Order now USA! UK/Europe please be patient and order from Norman Records once the disk is officially in stock in Jan. 2014.

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PRE ORDERS FOR VOL. 3 not yet available for UK / Europe.

Records will be available in late November!

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by on Jul.18, 2013, under Uncategorized

Use the pay pal buy button here and follow up with an email to matthewclarkmail(at)gmail(dot)com to clarify order details. These rates are for records shipped within the US only.

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS…please read. International shipping rates have gone way up since January 2013. Please contact me to discuss rates before using the pay pal buy button. On average a parcel with 1-2 records to the EU costs me $10 USD now.

Use Norman Records in the UK for easiest and most economical purchasing.

This option may end up being affordable to EU residents too. Worth investigating.

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Widespread Digital Availability

by on Jun.21, 2013, under Uncategorized

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by on Jun.03, 2013, under Uncategorized

Casual Acid Tea presents the Secret Museum of Kind Men series…interpretations of classic ethnographic sounds released on wax!!!



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by on Apr.15, 2013, under Uncategorized

Officially on May 1st we are accepting orders for the newest Casual Acid Tea offering.

Which record?

Hark! the second installment in this quest to reinterpret classic cuts from the Secret Museum of Mankind with modern instrumentation and through the lens of our place in modern time. Featuring Brooklyn’s Ramble Tamble recrafting “Ta Magia Sto Pegadi” from the Greek isle of Epirus and “Raks Fazani” from Tunisia.

From the band, “This is the first studio document of Ramble Tamble and we humbly submit it as a tribute and celebration of those music-makers who’s sound survived and found immortality at 78rpm. These recordings are a wellspring of inspiration and humanity. May the days of their “secrecy” pass on into well-deserved obscurity.”

Piano, DX7, trap kit: Casey Glover * Fiddle: Adam Markiewicz
Fret-less Bass: Eli Winograd * Electric Shahi Baaja: Turner Williams Jr.
*Featuring beautiful art by the musicians themselves, hand screen printed.

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by on Apr.15, 2013, under Uncategorized

The US Post Office nearly doubled the rates for international shipping in January 2013. Mailing singular records abroad now is very expensive. Even if I sell records at cost a single 7′ now will cost over $15 USD. To deal with this new obstacle I am seeking distribution in different territories.

In the UK I have found Norman Records ALL UK orders…. please go thru Norman Records.

Any ideas for disto outlets in continental Europe please contact MatthewClarkMail at gmail. com

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by on Jul.22, 2012, under Uncategorized

To order a record contact me at matthewclarkmail at gmail dot com or use the paypal link here

NOTE: International Orders PLEASE contact me for shipping cost…then adjust via PAYPAL!
For USA…Paypal prices reflect cost of shipping included…THANKS!


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Secret Museum of Kind Men 7″ Records are ready! Shipping next week!

by on Feb.14, 2012, under Uncategorized

freshly screen printed

freshly screen printed

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The Vol. I of the Secret Museum of Kind Men series and the first Casual Acid Tea Vinyl Release is nearly ready to ship.  Everything is coming together in the next days.  Thanks to Colin Langenus, Davis Salisbury, Odeya Nini, Paul Fraser, Oscar Santos, Gina Kelly, Abel Okugawa, Peter Agelasto, Monkeyclaus, Jimmy Thompson and all other who helped make this happen plus all my gracious supporters via Kickstarter.

To order a record contact me at matthewclarkmail at gmail dot com

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Secret Museum of Kind Men 7″

by on Jun.12, 2011, under Uncategorized

SMOMI am raising $500 to release a recording on 7″ vinyl. The recording is done & I only need to secure the funds for pressing the vinyl. The project is a called “The Secret Museum of Kind Men” and is 2 covers or interpretations of songs from the Secret Museum of Mankind Box Set: a 5 disk compilation of field recordings of folks songs from all around the world, recorded between 1925-1948. These songs are haunting and magical and have inspired me greatly since I first heard them in 2002. I chose 2 of my favorites and created arrangements and then recordings. The two songs are from Greece and Japan and sound amazing. The 7″ will truly be a piece of art with hand silk screened sleeves.

The players on the recordings are Colin Langenus, Davis Salisbury, Myself and Odeya Nini. Recorded by Colin L. with additional tracking and mixing by Paul Fraser. Mastered by Abel Okugawa @ Monkeyclaus studios.

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NEW/FIRST RELEASES!!!!!! Inaugural Compilation and Bongladesh DVD

by on Aug.18, 2010, under Uncategorized

Bongladesh – Bongladesh from S Shapouri on Vimeo.

Something real is happening…

Limited Edition Casual Acid Tea 2010 Compilation is out NOW!


The CD-R release is a sampler of several archival recordings from the past years. I play drums on all the material. The sampler is 5 tracks and is mostly improvised. Three are live recordings and two are studio excerpts of other records I plan to re-issue. The bands include Matthew Clark Quartet, CSC Funk Band, Galactic Core, Bongladesh, and 2012 Love Orchestra.

and soon thereafter…..

the long awaited BONGLADESH DVD!!!

Bongladesh recorded one song ever, in our practice space in Brooklyn, with the concept of making a video and releasing our 20 minute opus as a DVD. After years of gestation and effort the DVD is finally ready for release, and I’ll be releasing it on Casual Acid Tea. The video is mainly flash animation done by Sara Shapouri, and also incorporates green screen video, live footage, and assorted other video clips. This should be available in the next two weeks!!!! MIND WARP!!!!! Thanks SARA!!!

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