pitchfork & the vinyl district review drum dance to the motherland. pitchfork: "A long-forgotten gem of experimental jazz gets a welcome reissue 45 years after it was recorded in a Philadelphia basement; deep, adventurous & soulful, it is a joy to discover." 



the definitive vinyl edition of the most legendary private press underground jazz album of the 70s is officially released in two days. thanks to all of you who pre-ordered the record. if you pre-ordered 15>26 november, your record is on its way. pre-orders received 26 november + new orders wil ship from 19 december on>>. thanks for your understanding, hand-made LPs take time. 


RIP sunny murray, visionary musician & brilliantly unique cat in all ways. what an honor & what an experience to have been part of this american maverick's journey. thanks to michael wilderman for the photo.


drum dance pre-orders now shipping. due to the high volume of orders (for eremite anyway), you may experience what seems like a brief delay in receiving yours. thanks for your patience as i grind. the edition with the reproduction newspaper advertisement is sold-out. a reminder that 15 december is the 'official' release date.


honored to have two eremite records, simultonality & drum dance to the motherland, make top-ten appearances on favorite releases of 2017 by stranded records, one of the finest record stores around. check 'em out in oakland & in san francisco (on valencia street in the old aquarius space). home is where the music is. 

simultonality is #2 on john mulvey's favourite albums of 2017. always groovy to be on a mulvey list.

thanks to stewart smith at the quietus for selecting byron & gerald unity as the #2 archival jazz release of 2017. in mr. smith's estimation only alice coltrane's world spirituality classics 1 surpassed byron & gerald unity. we can live with that.  

eremite & its artists are grateful for this recognition of our work.