Ectopic Ents is proud to announce the release of the official Steroid Maximus t-shirt! Celebrating JG Thirlwell’s acclaimed instrumental project and adapted from the Ectopia album design, the Steroid Maximus shirt is a three color design, printed on a “natural” (ie light cream) shirt. This gorgeous garment is a perfect conversation starter for your next cocktail party or tropical vacation. It’s printed on a Next Level brand soft lightweight 100% cotton shirt, and is available in small, medium, large, XL, XXL or XXXL, with a small quantity in lady’s baby doll small.
They’re available right here at the Foetus Shoppe.
The Swans Oral History, Sacrifice and Transcendence by Nick Soulsby, is out now. JG Thirlwell was interviewed extensively for the book about his involvement with the group. Thirlwell regards Swans as one of the most important groups of the last thirty years, and has a long friendship with their leader Michael Gira. There has been a lot of cross-fertilization between the Swans and the Foetus live bands, with many musicians being members of both, including Norman Westberg, Algis Kizys, Ted Parsons and Vinnie Signorelli. In addition, Thirlwell started his Wiseblood project with former Swans drummer Roli Mosimann. The Swans song “Jim” from the album My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky is about Thirlwell. You can buy it now at Amazon or wherever good books are sold, as they say!
We are proud to announce the issuing of the second limited edition silkscreen print by JG Thirlwell, entitled Fomoscape #2. This gorgeous art piece is a signed and numbered four-color screen print in Thirlwell’s signature palette of black, red, white and gray. It is printed on French 100lb cover paper, and is 24″ x 18.” which makes it easy to place in a standard sized frame.You can order the print here
The artwork is in a very small edition of 65, but only 55 copies will be made available in the Foetus Shoppe, hence the price is slightly higher than the previous print. The print sells for $75.00 plus flat postage and packaging fee of $15 in the US, $20 in Canada and $26 in the rest off the world. Since the print ships in a tube by itself, when ordering the print you cannot order other items in the same shipment. Other items (CDs, T-shirts, vinyl, tote bags, digital) must be ordered separately.
Ectopic Ents is proud to announce the release of the Foetus HOLE t-shirt. Celebrating JG Thirlwell’s acclaimed album from 1984, the HOLE shirt is a two color design, with classic red and black printed on a white ringer shirt with red neck and sleeves, making the wearer resemble a walking Foetus cover. This design has been long-bootlegged on garments, so we are thrilled to finally announce the official availability of this fine item. It’s a perfect conversation starter for your next cocktail party or doctor visit. It’s printed on a Anvil brand soft lightweight 100% cotton shirt, and is available in small, medium, large, XL, XXL and XXXL.
They’re available right here at the Foetus Shoppe.
We are proud to announce the issuing of the first limited edition silkscreen print by JG Thirlwell, entitled Domoscape#1. This gorgeous art piece is a signed and numbered four-color screen print in Thirlwell’s signature palette of black, red, white and gray. It is printed on French 100lb cover paper, and is 24″ x 18.” which makes it easy to place in a standard sized frame. It is an edition of 150, but only 40 copies will be made available in the Foetus Shoppe.
We have sold out of the 40 copies available from the Foetus Shoppe.
However, there are still some prints available from Kayrock, the company who made the screenprint. Kayrock’s price for the print is $60 and postage costs are higher. Apologies for the high postage costs of overseas, the Kayrock site is not operated by foetus.org. Click here to purchase the print from Kayrock while supplies last.
We hope to offer further prints in the future which will be sold exclusively from foetus.org
We are thrilled to announce to birth of JG Thirlwell‘s new musical project, Xordox. The premier release is an album entitled Neospection, which will be released on the Editions Mego label on June 30 2017 . Neospection is predominantly a synthesizer record, recorded at Self Immolation studios in Brooklyn, although it also includes overdubs of Buchla and Serge synthesizer created during Thirlwell’s residency at the legendary EMS Studio in Stockholm. The album features Noveller’s Sarah Lipstate on guitar on three of the eight tracks. You can stream the ‘single’ from the album, “Diamonds”, at Soundcloud.The CD and digital versions come with an extra track., the 16 minute long “Asteroid Dust”, and the vinyl version comes with a download code so the listener can have the whole album.
The album is available NOW for order at the Foetus Shoppe. You can listen to previews and purchase it on CD, LP or digitally here.
I am deeply saddened by news of the death of Daniel Langdon Jones. Dan started the foetus.org website back in 1995 and maintained in tirelessly for years. He started it on his own as an enthusiast, without my knowledge, and when i first encountered the site, the info on the exhaustive discography contained releases I didn’t even know about. I contacted him and foetus.org became the “official” conduit of JG Thirlwell-related info on the internet, which I contributed to. He continued the run the site and we became good friends. We would correspond and talk on the phone regularly, and get together when we were in the same town. He traveled some distances to come to some of my shows. When I started the online Foetus shoppe, Dan also ran that for some years.
He bowed out from running the site some years ago but we kept in touch. Dan was generous, warm, had a great sense of humor and a sometimes sardonic view of the world. In recent years he looked after a lot of the neighborhood cats that roamed near his house in Georgia. In one of our last communications, about a week ago, I asked him to say hi to the cats. He replied “I said hello to all the cats for you, but they seemed unimpressed.” He also dug his road trips and visits to Vegas.
The other night I dedicated my show with the Great Learning Orchestra to him, as I had heard the news that morning.
My heart goes out to his family in this sad time.
JG Thirlwell March 2017
Photo of DL Jones by John Hubbard
Ectopic Ents is proud to announce the release of the Foetus Of Excellence t-shirt , originally included in the long out-of-print Foetus Of Excellence box. The Foetus Of Excellence was released in 1985 as a box to hold all the Foetus vinyl releases that had been issued up to that point on Some Bizarre, and it included a shrink-wrapped t-shirt with the shield design printed on it. It was limited to 836 pieces, exactly enough to break even, and sold out immediately, making it the one and only release to make the UK independent charts without having a musical recording included. This classic iconic design has been selling for exorbitant prices, so we are thrilled to make this fine item available again. The Foetus of Excellence shirt has a three color design, including a metallic gold, red and white, making it perfect for formal occasions, and is printed on a black Canvas brand soft cotton shirt. It is available in small, medium, large, XL, XXL and XXXL. Please note there is no box!
Also available is the Foetus Of Excellence tote bag,The cotton tote bag features the FOE logo in white on a black bag and is the perfect size for carrying vinyl, or anything else your heart desires. JG Thirlwell encourages you to use your tote instead of getting plastic shopping bags at your grocery store!
It’s available right here at the Foetus Shoppe.
JG Thirlwell will be performing his Cholera Nocebo project on June 17 2016 at the Dark Mofo festival in Tasmania, Australia on a bill with Chelsea Wolfe and Jarboe. The concert will take place at the Odeon Theater in Hobart.
In addition, Thirlwell will be performing three Cholera Nocebo shows in New Zealand:
Thursday 30th June, Christchurch Art Gallery, Christchurch
Friday 1st July, Bar Bodega, Wellington
Saturday 2nd July, Whammy Backroom, Auckland
Tickets for the New Zealand shows are available here or instore at Slow Boat and RPM in Wellington, or Flying Out in Auckland.
These will be JG Thirlwell’s first ever appearances in Tasmania and New Zealand. Cholera Nocebo is an electro-acoustic presentation performed by JG Thirlwell with electronics, autoharp and objects incorporating musique concrete and electronic sound along with live instrumentation.
Thirlwell performs with a projection of a time-lapse car journey along the Long Island Expressway in NY, shot by gea*. JGT will finally be creating the Cholera Nocebo album later this year, in stereo and 5.1 surround sound.
Photo by Magda Blaszczuk
Ectopic Ents is proud to announce the release of a t-shirt featuring the artwork from the Foetus album NAIL. This acclaimed classic iconic design has been long-bootlegged on garments, so we are thrilled to finally announce the official availability of this fine item. The Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel shirt has a three color design printed on a red Canvas brand soft cotton shirt, and is available in small, medium, large, XL and XXL. It’s available right here at the Foetus Shoppe.