Banjo-er on the road

January 20, 2015 | Nathan Bowles

Everyone's been too busy up to this point to get these shows posted, but Nathan's out on a cross-the-USA trek with Elisa Ambrogio, playing solo banjo sets and sitting in with Elisa for parts of her set. You'll want to catch the sounds if you can --

Best wishes for the holidays, on to the new year --

December 22, 2014 | Miscellaneous

Thanks for a great year, everyone, and best wishes for the new year. 2015 is looking exciting here at Klang Industries, with an array of new recordings and new possibilities -- and some new live excursions as well -- on the horizon. Stay tuned for news as prospects edge into reality.

And up until midnight on Dec. 31 we're continuing our 20-times-around-old-Sol sale: Get more than one cd or lp and take $5 off your order's total price; and if your order includes either the Charlambides' remarkable "Rose/Thorn" or the Charlie Parr & Black Twig Pickers "Glory in the Meeting House," take $5 off. So if you order both Rose/Thorn and Glory, you'd pay $30 instead of $40. Our automated order system will send you an email with the non-discounted amount -- go ahead and subtract your sale discount and Paypal us at If you send the wrong amount, we'll let you know.

Overseas friends get the discount too, but we still need to work out your postage, like always.

Thanks for sticking with us.

Nansemond in stock! (Ed. note Dec. 22: and very quickly, back out of stock)

December 3, 2014 | Nathan Bowles

We've got a very few LP and CD copies of Nathan Bowles' new "Nansemond" in stock. Named for the swampy Southeast Virginia locale where Nathan grew up, Nansemond is a head-first dive into murky water, followed by a sliding run down muddy trails -- smooth and jaunty clawhammer banjo, subliminal piano, wiry guitar runs from Tom Carter and Joseph Dejarnette, rampaging fiddle from Steve Kruger, a couple vocal exclamations amid shape-shifting instrumentals: This is the sound of kaleidoscoping memory colliding with the exhilaration of now, a messy tangle wrestled down and squeezed into microscopic grooves for your listening transfixiation. (Ed. note, Dec. 22: Well, those certainly disappeared quickly)

Black Ribbon, Silver Thread LP is here

November 11, 2014 | Mike & Cara Gangloff

The beautiful-looking and -sounding new vinyl edition of Mike & Cara Gangloff's "Black Ribbon of Death, Silver Thread of LIfe" has landed on these shores -- with deep tones, heavy vinyl, and Jake Blanchard's fantastic artwork presented more properly than it could be at CD scale. A 12-inch tour of little-visited -- even in the Klang catalog -- musical corners, brimming with curiosities and pointing to new sonic worlds.

Pelt in Ghent and London, Nov. 15 & 16

November 10, 2014 | Pelt

Pelt sets out on a trans-Atlantic expedition this week, with shows next weekend in Belgium and the UK with a dream lineup of co-conspirators -- Toad, Josh Abrams, Norberto Lobo, Razen, Aine O'Dwyer, Rick Tomlinson, Richard Youngs, United Bible Studies and the Master Musicians of Jajouka