The No-Neck Blues Band

Gitanjali + The Nascent Stigma

long playing vinyl record


  • 180 gram RTI pressing
  • Stoughton jackets
  • Limited edition of 300 copies
  • Two inserts with liner notes by Alan Bishop on one


Long delayed, this LP is one of two vinyl releases from recording sessions at the Chummery late in 2006. The Chummery was the Seattle home to Sun City Girls, Sublime Frequencies, Abduction, and The Sea Donkeys. In fact it was the last residence of Charles Gocher who passed away in there only a few months after this session. Along side this there is the highlight from NNCK's concert in Vancouver, British Columbia on that same trip.

This record follows the 10" called Gitanjali. Despite the similarity in title, the two records contain completely different material from the same session. It is a record in two parts, much like their "A Tabu Two" released as two separate LPs on the New World of Sound label back in 1997.

From Alan Bishop's liner notes: "One night when I slept on the sofa, serenaded to sleep by the polyrhythmic purring of our guests, I dreamt that Lyndon Johnson sent this outfit into the jungle all alone to battle the Viet Cong. A giant cargo plane parachuted them in with their ceremonial gear and Bob Hope’s PA system. After three or four days of producing slow burning sound signals curling in and around the foggy Mekong, Charlie fled en masse to Cambodia to do a photo shoot with Dennis Hopper."

NNCK's activity was the first documented in 1994. Since then they have gone on to be represented by The Shadow Ring's Dry Leaf Discs, Ecstatic Yod, SER/SERES, John Fahey's Revenant, Kill Rock Stars sub-label 5 Rue Christine, Staubgold, Les Disque Victo, Locust Music, Alga Marghen side label Planam, Kelippah, and their own Sound@One imprint. They have toured North America and Europe although have rarely played live in later years. Members of NNCK have been involved in a wide range of other musical projects including Angelblood, Sabbath Assembly, D. Charles Speer & The Helix, Enos Slaughter, Rhyton, Suntanama, Coach Fingers, K-Salvatore, Izititiz, Malkuth, Test, Key of Shame, Decimus, Raajmahal, and Ki.

The No-Neck Blues Band - Gitanjali + The Nascent Stigma

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Also available from Outre National (outrenational @ in France and SoundOhm in Italy.

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