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Sun City Girls
Torch of the Mystics

Sun City Girls were a much revered improvisational rock band from Arizona who featured guitarist Sir Richard Bishop. Torch of the Mystics was probably their most loved album. It was recorded in ‘88 and released on vinyl by Malora in ‘90 it was as mind blowing as it was influential. A CD was released on the Tupelo label in ‘93 but has long been out of print. Torch of the Mystics is an experimental psychedelic masterpiece and was even namechecked in the Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks song, Lariat.

Alvarius B / Sir Richard Bishop
Strange Fruit

Unrock here issue a very special record indeed, pairing Sun City Girls' Alan and Richard Bishop on a split 10". These figures need no introduction given their work within the celebrated avant-psych outfit in which they made their names. This release holds extra significance though, celebrating 25 years of the label.

Alvarius B
With a Beaker on the Burner and an Otter in the Oven - Vol. 3 Heathen Folklore

Alvarius B is the moniker of former Sun City Girl member Alan Bishop, formerly of Sun City Girls and now going his own way. With a Beaker on the Burner and an Otter in the Oven is a series of three albums released simultaneously, and Volume Three, sub-titled Heathen Folklore, is supposedly the most fucked-up of the three records. Vinyl LP release from Abduction.

Alvarius B
With a Beaker on the Burner and an Otter in the Oven - Vol. 2 A Mark Twain August

Alvarius B is of course Alan Bishop, formerly of Sun City Girls and now going his own way. With a Beaker on the Burner and an Otter in the Oven is a series of three albums released simultaneously, and here is Volume Two, sub-titled A Mark Twain August. Apparently it features a banjo formerly owned by Mark Twain himself, though that could be classic Bishop nonsense, who knows… On Abduction.

Alvarius B
With a Beaker on the Burner and an Otter in the Oven - Vol. 1 Natural Wonder

Alvarius B is of course Alan Bishop, formerly of Sun City Girls and now going his own way. With a Beaker on the Burner and an Otter in the Oven is a series of three albums released simultaneously, and Volume One is reportedly the most melodic of the trilogy. Vinyl release from Abduction, with an inner sleeve containing all of Alvarius’s curious lyrics.

Alvarius B
With a Beaker on the Burner and an Otter in the Oven

Alvarius B is of course Alan Bishop, formerly of Sun City Girls and now doing whatever he damn feels like. With a Beaker on the Burner and an Otter in the Oven has been released on vinyl as three separate LP releases, but is also available here as a double CD set, featuring all thirty-five of Alan’s latest guitar missives. A booklet of lyrics and artwork too. Released by Abduction.

Alvarius B
Alvarius B vs Abdel Baqy Byro in Cairo

Alvarius B, aka the great Sun City Girl himself Alan Bishop, presents this jumbled-up collaboration with Abdel Baqy Byro (unless this person is simply an invention of Bishop, you never can tell). The city of Cairo is dripping from every pore of this record, via both field recorded snatches of city life and playful guitar sketches. Very flavoursome LP on Nashazphone.

Sir Richard Bishop
VDSQ - Solo Acoustic Vol. 8

Old Sun City Girl and Sublime Frequencies co-runner Sir Alan Bishop presents a three part suite of solo acoustic guitar music, recorded as part of Vin Du Select Qualitite’s VDSQ - Solo Acoustic series. Vol. 8 shows off Bishop’s international influences, with themes and melodies freely interpolated. LP release.

Various (Sun City Girls, Bardo Pond, Mouthus etc.)
Modern Containment


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