Flemish Altruism (Constituent Parts 1993-1996) [2014 Re-Mastered Edition]

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Thrill Jockey
thrill 034 - 1996

This 2014 vinyl edition of Flemish Altruism is presented with brand new artwork featuring many newly unearthed archival photos and was remastered from the original tapes.  The records, which have been out of print for nearly a decade, are packaged in a gatefold jacket with free download card.

A Minor Forest are from San Francisco and began playing as such in 1993. Erik Hoversten plays guitar, guitorgan, omnichord and sings.    John Benson plays bass and triggers all the tape loops. Andee Connors plays drums, a little guitar and is prone to the occasional spat of yelling. They were joined for this record by Dominique Davison who plays the cello and often joins them live.

Their first release was the "Lem Monkey" EP on Karate Brand Records. Subsequently they have released several 7inches, a 10inch and a few 12inch singles on various labels. Flemish Altruism is their debut record and was recorded in Chicago by Steve Albini and Bob Weston. A Minor Forest's music is filled with elements of classical compositional structure. Their songs are augmented with improvisation. Flemish Altruism moves effortlessly from the dissonant melancholia to reckless abandon with the precision of a finely tuned machine. Not for the weak of heart.



  • 1 ...But The Pants Stay On
  • 2 Bill's Mom Likes To Fuck
  • 3 Ed Is 50
  • 4 So Jesus Was At The Last Supper...
  • 5 Jacking Off George Lucas
  • 6 Speed For Gavin
  • 7 Perform The Critical Straw Transfer
  • 8 Dainty Jack And His Amazing Technicolor Cloth Jacket
  • 9 Beef Rigger
  • 10 The Loneliest Enuretic