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2013 - "I WANT TO MAKE YOU HAPPY TONIGHT"

2010 - "LIVE AT HARRY'S LOFT"

 

 



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Harry's Loft: Horse #008 (sides 1-2) & Horse #009 (sides 3-4)
side one, tracks 1-5, side two, tracks 6-12 (released 2009) side three, tracks 13-17, side four, tracks 18-22 (released 2010)


2008 - " DINGER" (Horse #007)


New for Tuesday July 8, 2008


New music added

8-second piece:

"Dinger" (loop)
cc.2008, Ethan Persoff

http://www.ep.tc/ ++++ http://www.ep.tc/music/


Eight second piece of looping music. Commissioned by Dublab for Into Infinity project.



DOWNLOAD THE DINGER LOOP
(hires Aif file and mp3 example)


Horse #005
2005 - SPREE: An Escape from Reality

Horse #005

SPREE: An Escape from Reality

Dedicated to Alger Hiss and Ernie Kovacs

Album art folds out to form a Las Vegas stage with small stand for disc.

Click for an enlarged image

Produced in three limited pressings in early 2005/2006 - vinyl LP forthcoming.

CD is thirteen tracks, covering the album's four sides. Special SUPRAPHON Czechoslovakian Label.


To Listen to/Download:

Click Here for
the SPREE PAGE

Link contains mp3s of the entire album,
along with many images



Horse #004
2003 - "I Stayed Home ..." (Single)

Title: January CDR [Horse# 004]
Release Date / Recording Date: January 2003

Two tracks: "I Stayed Home..." and "Side B"


LISTEN TO: "I STAYED HOME..."

 


Horse #003
2002 - 25 Lessons in HYPNOTISM

 

visit the 25 Lessons page on this website


Title: "25 Lessons in HYPNOTISM" [Horse# 003]
Release Date: October 2002

Recorded
March through September 2002

200 copies, out of print. White digipack with letterpress 25 imprint on each cover. Special Lorne Greene disc shown below:


To Listen to/Download:
CLICK HERE FOR THE 25 LESSONS PAGE
Link contains mp3s of the entire album, and addtl images


Horse #002
2001 - "SNAP!"

Title: "SNAP!" [Horse# 002]
Release Date: May 2001

Recorded September 2000 through April 2001


100 copies, out of print. CD shown below. Worked as a hypnodisc with instructions for listeners to place their hands on CD case and their thumb on the disc, and work like a toy. More information.

To Listen to/Download:
CLICK HERE FOR THE "SNAP!" PAGE
Link contains mp3s of both sides one and two of album


Horse #000
1993-1997


Title: "SAVE THIS FOR LATER,
it's not music"
1993-1997, chicago [Horse# 000]
Released as a collection: December 2003.

FULL TRACK LISTING:

DISC ONE:
01 Do you Hear the Frog?
02 Horror Film (they're at the door)
03 Part One
04 Part Two
05 CHIRP
06 Flying Saucers (flying saucers)
07 Chimney
08 Roof
09 Oh Yes
10 Loop
11 clackCLACK
12 static
13 voice
14 abstract A
15 abstract B
16 abstract C
17 Short Diddy
18 Sad Saw
19 Ripping Off John Cage
20 Epilogue

DISC TWO:
01 clicksaw
02 dumbo
03 sketches
04 Bass Loop
05 Miss Amanda Jones
06 3:15 a.m. on the Highway Bridge
07 WIN!
08 Clatter
09 classical music
10 Pop Organ Trio
11 Tumblin' Dice
12 Saw one
13 Saw two
14 Saw three
15 Saw four
16 Oscillate
17 DING
18 Grasshopper
19 Saw five
20 sssssLLLp
21 a night out
22 untitled #1
23 untitled #4
24 untitled #17
25 untitled #6
26 Ending no. One
27 Ending no. Two
28 Ending no. Three

DESCRIPTION: Sound work, noise sculpture, pranks, hysteria, experiments, smart assing, etc done while living in Chicago, 93-97.

200 copies, produced as a collection, December 2003.

DO YOU HEAR THE FROG? (1993)

CHIRP (1994)

Thanks - Ethan

other things found on this website


2007 - DISNEYLAND SINGLE (Horse #006)

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Horse #006

DISNEYLAND SINGLE
(October 10 2007)

In memory of a good friend. Seven self-pressed 12" acetates, single side. mp3 available at link.


Click Here for
the DISNEYLAND PAGE

Link contains mp3 and three additional pieces


 


2004 - Best of album (Giveaway)

Compilation CD distributed at NYC MOCCA Festival when Pogostick was up for a Harvey Award. 50 copies produced - each of these folded into a pocket made from a different sheet of aging newsprint from 1950s porno/exploitation magazines. Sample pages contained headlines like "CAN A MAN BE RAPED" and "SEX BINGE BINGO".

Here's one of the few ones of these left:

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Here are few other examples:

tracklisting:

track listing

 


LISTEN TO: "..and goodbye"
(track is from the
forty minutes album, see below)


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Horse #001
1999 - Forty Minutes Forty Memories

forty minutes

Title: "Forty Minutes Forty Memories:
Horrible Music by Ethan Persoff" [Horse# 001]
Release Date: January 1999

First album. Recorded one night at Harry's Loft, issued for sale on CD four days later. Live recording. WFMU recently called it "outsider art" and a listener commented "makes sadism almost understandable."

35 copies produced, 1999, and 15 copies produced in conjunction with SNAP in 2001 -- this 2nd version issued on CD re-writable disc with "It's a VALUE, You Can Erase" purple factory sticker. Both editions out of print.


track listing:

forty minutes