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Axel Mundi Music & Press: Things to buy

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Here is what's for sale, starting with the newest.  

You can hear clips of the music on the "Sounds" page. You can read samples of the books as explained in the listings.

Email me with any questions or concerns, either before or after buying.

I will not share your personal information with anyone.

Most of the music is also available at CD Baby as well as i-Tunes, Amazon.com, and many other download services. The books are also available at Amazon as Kindle e-books.


(The "Add To Cart" buttons take you to Paypal. There is no charge to use Paypal to purchase. It will also allow you to pay with your credit or debit card. Still, if you don't want to go through Paypal, just email me and say you want to send a check or money order. I will tell you how.)

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Western Man - CD

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This 27-minute album continues the adventures of the Marketing Dept who must decide how much to charge for it. (Any other label would have a standard price for a CD, but Axel Mundi Music? Nooooo. But that is either here or there, depending on your attitude.) The album's title song sets the theme for the album, which is the fact that Axel has always considered himself a western man; meaning, that he has always lived, worked, and traveled in the Western USA. But don't expect any cowboy songs.

See Audio samples page.

Website special with shipping (not including sales tax): $12.00

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I Was There - CD

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Five new instrumental pieces and one with really silly lyrics.
Somewhat longer than the last few "20-minute albums" but at 29 minutes not as long as some.

See Audio samples page.

Website special with shipping (sales tax added) : $12.00

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I Want To Go Up To Idaho - CD

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Those words came to me as I sat in my studio contemplating some new music. As usual, I went with my intuition and applied them to the rhythm that was forming. They became the anchor to a jaunty piece of road music. That led to the thought: which came first, the state or the candy bar?--in my mind that is. I finished this short suite by reimagining an old camp song from my youth. Since the subject didn't quite seem weighty enough for a whole album, I made it into a miniature one, about 15 minutes long.

So it is being offered at a miniature price.

See Audio samples page.

Website special with shipping (sales tax added): $9.00



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Almost Cut My Hair - Single

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The song by David Crosby that appeared on Deja Vu by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.

See Audio samples page.

Website special (including shipping): $8.00


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Music For Painting - CD

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Further! That was the slogan on the Merry Pranksters' bus. This album takes the psychedelic mood "Further", with twenty-two minutes of tripping. This is all concluded with Axel's first new lyric (and singing) since his big move to the desert.

 

This is the third of our "20 Minute Albums", an innovation designed with the 21st Century mind in mind. At a special low price. See the "Audio Samples" Page to listen to the music.

See Audio samples page.

Website special (including shipping): $10.00

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Hurricane Suite - CD

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The first music to be released since our emigration to the canyon lands, these all-instrumental short pieces are not audio landscapes nor formulaic songs--both of which I love doing as well--they are through-composed expressions from my sensory interaction with my new environment. In other words, I just made some sounds that I liked. And I continue my quest for the ultimate psychedelic riff.

This CD album is twenty minutes long, with seven songs. It is only for sale here, at a special price.

See Audio samples page.

Website special (including shipping): $10.00

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Symphony No. 2: "Underwater" - CD

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This short (20:00) CD is specially priced.

See Audio samples page.

Website special (including shipping): $10.00


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Plastic Rubber Band: Standby - EP CD

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This is the first album by the Houston, Kansas band led by Michelin Rubber, daughter of Church Of Golly founder Oval Rubber. Produced by Axel Mundi. These young musicians have a psychedelic style that fits right in with the Axel Mundi Music tradition.

See Audio samples page.

Website special (including shipping): $12.50

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These Days - CD

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Looking back.

See Audio samples page.


Website special (including shipping): 12.50.

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Songs From Harvard House - CD

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Reminiscent of The Band's "Big Pink", Harvard House was the place where Axel brought together his favorite session musicians to create a "super group" to record some of his songs that had never quite fit into another album. Stating his intention to make a collection of songs where the lyrics were the most important element, he produced (with considerable effort at restraint, says his manager) a set of stripped down--for Axel--and for the most part short pieces. The subtitle of the album might be "music with a point of view", because each song draws a picture of the world as seen by a different character. Citing Dylan's Harding as inspiration, Axel has brought out a unique pastiche of story songs. A special guest, Seattle-based singer Elizabeth Carpenter, joins Axel on two songs.

See Audio samples page.

Website special (including shipping): 12.50.


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alien at the door: Diamond Fist Werny
- and the Seattle Music Scene in the 1990s -paperback

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Grunge rock, whose ancestry included 70s punk and 60s garage band, made the Seattle Music Scene world famous during the 1990s with a blast of noise and Northwest attitude. Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, and a few others became stars while dozens of Seattle area bands came and went with little notice. Diamond Fist Werny were somewhere in between. Formed in about 1990 with the same roots, yet they also drew on the likes of Tibetan chant, surf guitar, modern jazz, and tribal spirituality. Original member Axel Mundi presents a slide-show of these times with the help of over 40 band posters, photos of the group and of Todd Werny's esoteric graphics, and his own memories of the loud, chaotic, loud, frustrating, fun, and LOUD club culture where this was all lived out. One of the most popular club bands in the 90s, DFW saw it all. This is Axel Mundi's personal memoir, pulled together 20 years later.

Website special (including shipping): 14.99.



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Music For Sailing - CD

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The sailing being done in this case is mind sailing. Prepare for some long expeditions into the ocean within. Cast off any anchors and let your boat drift as you ride psychedelic sound waves. Storms? Perhaps, but not dangerous ones. Only the kind that are amazing to watch from your deck chair. You will come through into a tranquil bay of clear waters.

See Audio samples page.

Website special (including shipping): 12.50.

 


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Escape From Xan - CD

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The follow-up to The Land of Xan, this album is told from the viewpoint of a certain writer as he watches the political fabric of Xan tear apart even as he is marveling at its unique and ancient culture. Just as he is finding himself falling in love with the free-spirited Xana, they each realize they must flee the country, and decide to do it together. The CD package includes Axel's full-length short-story version of the tale--a first in rock music history, as far as we can remember.

See Audio samples page.

Website special (including shipping): 12.50.

 



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The Land of Xan - CD

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The album was inspired by listening to a drum track, titled Xanadont, by audio artist Dave Fuglewicz. I asked him to let me use it in some of my music. He kindly gave permission. The basic percussion sounds in "This Half" use that recording, modified by me in different ways. Doing these tracks (the "Suite") led me to a concept for a whole album about a legendary "Land of Xan".

See Audio samples page.

Website special (including shipping): 12.50.

 


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A Man Called Oval - paperback

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This is the biography of Oval Rubber, father of The Church Of Golly, from his childhood until the age of 28. Beginning with an overview of Oval's early life in Ohio, where he is born in 1948, through his college days in Utah, it goes on to introduce the people who influence his thinking as a young intellectual in search of a ministry. We meet the theatrical pioneers who bring him together with his future wife, Ethyl, in Salt Lake City, and watch as he uses their example to begin creating a revolutionary new religion called Gollyism. We go with Oval and Ethyl in 1976 as they embark on a journey, both figurative and literal, into their future, and across the country toward the founding of The Church Of Golly in the little town of Houston, Kansas. Along the way, they meet the people who will play key roles in the organization that has brought the message of Golly of Nazareth to the world. This is a tale of the 1970s and a group of restless bohemians who come together to form the core of one of the most original religious movements to come out of the American experience. They are led by the man who millions have come to know through The By Golly Show as the evangelist of Doubt and Surprise, Oval Rubber. Author Ethie Rubber paints a minutely detailed picture of a group of hippies on the road, and the humor and loyalty they develop as they find themselves being drawn into the world of Gollyism brought forth by a man called Oval.


Read samples here, or buy the e-book

Website special (including shipping): 40.00.


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The Surprise of Your Life - paperback

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This little book will attempt to summarize the story of Golly of Nazareth, in order to give those unfamiliar with the prophet a glimpse not only of his life, but of the philosophy which he brought to the world and which is known as Gollyism.

Thus, Oval Rubber--founder of The Church Of Golly--begins the volume before you now. Drawing on the Book of Gol, which he likens to the New Testament of the Bible, and especially its three Gospels of Doubt, he presents a picture of the life and times of Golly in the first century AD. His desert conversion, the assembling of his twelve "non-disciples", his association with Jesus, and his ministry, are described with the help of quotes from the texts themselves. Theorizing that Golly and Jesus collaborated in what he terms The Golilean Scene, he tells how the Jewish establishment's betrayal of Jesus to the Romans led to Golly's decision to retire to India just in time to avoid his own entrapment.

Reverend Rubber challenges our thinking about this time and place, even as he welcomes our doubt. For as he points out, doubt and surprise were the central message of Golly of Nazareth.

Read samples here, or buy the e-book

Website special (including shipping): 8.50.


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The Poodle Album - CD

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The first "side" of the album is comprised of a tribute to the first and only president of Axel Mundi Music, Pierre Poodle, who died in August 2014. It is seven short "atmospheres" representing different phases or aspects of his life and our relationship, connected without pauses into a kind of suite. The second "side" consists of four pieces whose only relationship to each other is the word Sky in their titles. They were recorded in 2013, and are generally of a more aggressive nature than the Pierre suite.
See Sounds page.

Website special (including shipping): 12.50.


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LA - Single download

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A poppable pop song just for fun.
See Sounds page.
Download for $.99.

All - Single download

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My take on an old Diamond Fist Werny song.
See Sounds page.
Download for $.99.

Raccoon Dinner - CD



Going back to his hardcore progressive rock roots, this album features mostly instrumental, "orchestral" sounds, but still heavy with beat and bass. It features a psychedelicized new take on his 1990 "Slow Gong" (compare the original on the Sounds page).
See Sounds page.

Website special (including shipping): 12.50.


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Fear Of Hemispheres by The West Edge Trio



Three years in the making, thirty years in the waiting! The legendary first and only album by The West Edge Trio is now available from Axel Mundi Music. The avant-chamber group's 1987 recording, never before released, is now here to hear, thanks to an arrangment between Axel Mundi and original producer Steve Fiskar. At last the album by the influential Seattle trio of David Christos, Stuart Gregory, and Fron Kristenborg can be enjoyed in remastered CD quality, remixed from the original tapes. The unique New Music ensemble's combination of cello, electric-bass, and tenor saxophone came together in a burst of studio creativity only to be shelved due to the excesses of the people involved, and was buried under the onslaught of Seattle's 1990s Grunge Music Scene until Axel Mundi, who was part of that scene, was able to bring it back to the light in 2012. Now the legacy of the era that brought us Glass, Reich, and Kronos is fulfilled. Get your copy here!

See Sounds page.

Website special (including shipping): 12.50.


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J P And The Goats From Outer Space



This album features a variety of songs of "complex simplicity", each one revealing what was going on in Axel's mind on the day it was written. While many previous albums have had a theme running through them, this one is about moods. It is some of his most mature work.
See Sounds page.

Website special (including shipping): 12.50.



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Anthology



A collection of Axel's favorite tracks from his work over the last few years.

Website special (including shipping): 12.50.



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Matrimonia



A romantic postcard, this album contains Axel's first bonafide erotic song. The disc portrays the players in a royal wedding to be held in a kingdom that is both ancient and modern. As always, psychedelic rock abounds, colored here and there with classical and jazz.
See Sounds page.

Website special (including shipping): 12.50.

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