TASTY SOIL RECORDS DISCOGRAPHY
(In order from newest to oldest)

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COTTON MUSEUM 
"HATCHING EXTRACTION" 12" LP (2012)

Discogs link here.

Primarily composed using a Serge modular synthesizer, Roland Space-Echo and other custom electronic instruments. Eight tracks of horrid electronics clocking in at just over 40 minutes.

Crawling and claustrophobic sounds of nocturnal rituals. Experiments performed deep beneath the tangled roots. A regiment of dripping sap pumping life into swollen larvae. Hatching and squirming, emerging from their eggs. Forever entombed and secluded within the earth, fearing the sounds of a life underground.

Limited to 500 hand numbered copies, complete with double sided insert and digital download card. Recorded July 2011 through January 2012 in Detroit, MI. Artwork, layout and recording by Chris Pottinger.
— Tasty Soil press release
 

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CHRIS POTTINGER
"MOIST MEMBRANE" 12" LP

Tasty Soil press release:

Plague ridden corpses are scavenged in the forest by a starving beast. The bodies are hidden amongst the rotting bark thats shed from the termite infested trees. Their skulls are destroyed, cracked open like freshly laid eggs exposing their throbbing brain membranes for the rancid feast. MOIST MEMBRANE is a new 12” LP from Chris Pottinger (Cotton Museum / Slither) This album is a complete cellar-dweller horror soundtrack to a film that should have been made in 1974. Not quite harsh, not quite mellow, this LP could only be recorded in a depressing, moldy Michigan basement. Saxophone, analog synth, zither, and who knows what else are used to create this album. Deluxe full color LP jackets, full color center labels with a B & W poster of a mutant autopsy gone wrong. This LP plays at 45 rpm and is limited to 400 hand numbered copies.
— Tasty Soil press release
“I usually think that a record like this would sound better played slowed down but this one is the right way at 45rpm. i remember walking around strange lands in India and Mexico where the heat just melts your brain and if it was a mirror it would be bent like a flat pan out of the oven thrust under cold water. i see a mirage. everything is refracting at an angle passing from one medium to another. it depends on where you are in the room and the position and motion of your head. sound waves get bent on their way to your ears. this LP sounds amazing whether your in another room, headphones, in front of big speakers, laptop, upstairs/downstairs or down the street in your memories. this sound never diminishes, fatter and more powerful than light, it lapses forever and ever in a circle of refraction. a signal from Earth that wasn’t even recorded on Earth. “
— Heath Moerland
 

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COTTON MUSEUM
"PUS PUSTULES" 12" LP (2009)

Discogs link here.

“PUS PUSTULES” is one of the most diseased COTTON MUSEUM recordings to date. Clocking in at 21 minutes on side A, adorned with with a detailed etching of sickly beasts on side B and a five color silk screened album cover designed by Chris Pottinger. Theremin, Synth, and other odd electronic instruments create a bubbling cesspool of rotting sounds that leak from your stereo speakers like a cancerous sludge. Take a trip through a strange world where you can hear these sickly beasts devouring corpses while insects sting their bodies, leaving them covered with infected welts.Cotton Museum is a solo electronic noise project from visual artist Chris Pottinger that has been performing for the past seven years. Limited edition of 400 hand numbered copies, black vinyl with thick chipboard album cover.
— Tasty Soil press release
 

SLITHER
"LEFT TO ROT" CASS. (2008) TS011

Discogs link here.

SLITHER is C. Pottinger & H. Moerland on horns & electronics. Side A is a sound-collage of live and studio weirdness and side B is a whole live set recorded in Providence, RI with Miles Haney (EVENINGS) joining in on horn+electronics. The sickening sounds of your corpse being dumped in a ditch just after being injected with ebola. Let your entrails fall out and rot away, suffering in your grave. Art by Chris Pottinger. Limited to 65 numbered copies

Side A; Left to Rot
Side B: Corpse To Be Cremated (Live Providence, RI 2007) w/ Miles Haney
— Tasty Soil press release


 

SLITHER / SIXES
"EURO NEU-ROT" 7" EP (2007) TS010

Discogs link here.

“Released for the recent European tour, limited to 250 copies! SLITHER is black-mold basement reed & electronics scum from Chris Pottinger & Heath Moerland. SIXES is satanic sludge from Oakland, California—creating doom noise from the gates of hell. Art & layout by Chris Pottinger, Offset Printed covers.”
— Tasty Soil press release
 

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SICK LLAMA
"EAT THE AFTERBIRTH" CD-R

Discogs link here.

Deformed, and left behind to start a society all their own. Cannibals eating each-other and everything they encounter, their bodies covered with sores. Scavenging trough rotted out skulls to find just a morsel of unspoiled flesh, the sounds are enough to make you vomit. SICK LLAMA is a total Michigan weirdo. This CD was recorded live from various shows on a 2006 East coast tour. Total sickening filth. Deluxe full color packaging by Chris Pottinger—Limited to 100 copies.
— Tasty Soil press release
 

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SLITHER
"HORRIBLE MUTILATION" CD-R

Discogs link here.

True reed mutilation. Saxophone, Clarinet with electronics & tape loops. SLITHER is a soundtrack for the worst day of your life. Heath Moerland on Clarinet+Electronics, Chris Pottinger on Saxophone+Electronics. Recorded just after the “Cut Scales” sessions that were released last year on cassette. Imagine living in a swamp pulling small animals in, getting fat off drinking their blood. All the while thousands of leeches covered with warts and boils, are gorging themselves off your blood. They are getting fatter and growing longer, veins pulsating to the same beat as your heart because they have become apart of your flesh. You’re forced to live the rest of your life in the swamp. SLITHER.
— Tasty Soil press release
 

ODD CLOUDS
"CLEFT FOOT OF THE WOODS" CD-R

Discogs link here.

Grubs, larvae and animals that live their life underground and in the bark of fallen trees, shedding their skin by allowing it to decompose right off their colorless, sticky bodies. Listen as one of these beasts emerges from the ground for the very first time, crawling through the woods, his skin blistering & turning to boils from the sun. This CD was compiled from recordings from the past 3 years at various practice sessions and live shows, showcasing the ever-changing sounds from Detroit’s improv creeps, ODD CLOUDS. Deluxe full color packaging by Chris Pottinger—this CD clocks in at just under 80 minutes, barely fitting onto the disc!
— Tasty Soil press release
“Last night, I listened to an excellent album called Cleft Foot of the Woods, by Odd Clouds. Just a hand-assembled case and CD-R with the album’s title scrawled across it, one of 150 made. This is how I feel in the world, and I spend a lot of time with this kind of music.”
— Henry Rollins (LA Weekly)
 

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SLITHER
"SLITHER" CD-R (2006) TS006

Discogs link here.

Edition of ?? copies.

Mastered By – Warn Defever

Recorded live in New York City, Providence, New Jersey, Philadelphia PA, Rochester NY and Easthampton MA.

Jessica Rylan is a special guest on one of the tracks.
 

TASTY SOIL 
"LIVE" DVD VOLUME 1

Discogs link here.

The first in an ongoing series of live sets from tasty soil bands & freinds! This volume contains three sets from the theremin & electronics weirdo Cotton Museum, two sets from the primative horn hermits named Odd Clouds and the imfamous “Surgery Part 1” set from detroits strangest performance artist Jamie Easter. Most videos filmed & professionally edited together with multiple camera angles by filmographer Natasha Beste! 50 dvd’s total!!
— Tasty Soil press release
 

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COTTON MUSEUM 
"CREATURE & CD ART SET VOL. 1" (2006)

Discogs link here.

The creature is reproduced in full color with 10mm thick lamination, custom designed color cardstock foldover with the CD mounted to the back of the creature. Limited to 100 numbered copies.
— Tasty Soil press release
 

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THURSTON MOORE / COTTON MUSEUM
SPLIT 12" LP (2007)

Discogs link here.

Limited to 500 numbered copies. Black vinyl.

Two dudes over 6 feet tall making totally fucked noise. THURSTON MOORE is on side A, putting you into a reverb junk zone a hundred feet under the ground where you can actually hear the grubs boring holes through the dirt & sucking the flesh off your dead pets corpse. COTTON MUSEUM is on side B creating theremin & loop scum, super rotted style. Skulls scraping on rib bones over and over. Created to keep your mind off of the insect eggs that were laid in your eye sockets. Try sticking a patch cable right into an open sore and it would probably sound something like this record. Limited to 500 Copies w/ 3 color Pro-Screen printed covers with art by Chris Pottinger. Tasty Soils first official LP release!! Each copy is numbered out of 500.
— Tasty Soil press release
 

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COTTON MUSEUM
"BEAUTIFUL GOLDEN FUR" (2005) TS002

Discogs link here.

“Beautiful Golden Fur” CDr Deluxe three-color screen printed art on custom gatefold paper cd cases w/ metallic gold ink. These were all printed, recorded, drawn and performed by Chris Pottinger. This cd also comes with a mini poster, limited to 100 copies on Tasty Soil Records.
— Tasty Soil press releases
 

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JIMBO EASTER
"THE WILL OF THE SERPENT SUNDIAL" CD-R (2005) TS001

Discogs link here.

Tasty Soil is proud to release Jimbo Easter’s first proper solo release. Noisy, haunted and damaged, this EP is a great representation of what goes on in the mind of one of Detroit’s most interesting and unconventional artists. Jimbo Easter is an ex-member of the Piranhas and Little Claw and has performed with His Name is Alive on many occasions. Recent live shows have involved the use of razors, clamps, glass, blood, vomit, urine and industrial staple guns. Artwork for this release was created by Jimbo Easter and is limited to 50 copies.