Nautical Almanac

Nautical Almanac

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Nautical Almanac was formed in 1994 by Nate Young and James Twig Harper in Michigan. It started as a rouge 'crash and smash' terror band, playing anywhere possible using confrontational social musical tactics. It quickly reformed into a 3 piece adding percussion member Sol Meltzer, under this new line up the band fell under the guide lines of rock. Being more accessible in form the ideas had to be pushed further so the focus of the band was on creating garbaged homemade instruments: Springs, clings, gutted electronics, metal, etc.

In 1997 Twig Harper was forced to leave Michigan and go underground avoiding the police and FBI for an anti-police action (all charges were dropped). Harper ended up in Chicago with Carly Ptak, instead of tossing in the N/A gloves Ptak+Harper decided to hijack the Almanac and ride it to its deserved glory. Refocusing in even further on the electronics tip they worked endless hours rewiring and building gear, playing the sporadic shows here and there in Chicago. In 1997 they opened up the Mystery Spot, an infamous junk store to finance their life. Everything went fine until they became disgusted with the gentrification of the neighbourhood and had the urges to dedicate more of their life to immaterial objects. Packing up they left Chicago in 2001 and ended up in Baltimore to buy a cheap abandoned styled building. Thru the renovations Ptak + HArper have started hosting live shows in their attic dubbed Tarantula Hill, and started a record label HERESEE.
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Nautical Almanac Discography

Albums

Nautical Almanac Nautical Almanac Hanson Records US 1996 Sell This Version
HN 055 Wolf Eyes / Nautical Almanac Wolf Eyes / Nautical Almanac - Split(LP, Ltd) Hanson Records HN 055 US 2000 Sell This Version
none Deerhoof / Nautical Almanac vs. Bullroarer Deerhoof / Nautical Almanac vs. Bullroarer - Basement Party(CDr) Broke Up Records none US 2000 Sell This Version
HN077 Nautical Almanac Transcriptedivisions(LP, Ltd) Hanson Records HN077 US 2001 Sell This Version
#013 Nautical Almanac Cisum(LP, Pic) Heresee #013 US 2003 Sell This Version
hs0038 Nautical Almanac Rejerks Volume 3(CDr, Album) Heresee hs0038 US 2004 Sell This Version
CIP014, SNSE040 Nautical Almanac / Vertonen Nautical Almanac / Vertonen - Split(LP) Crippled Intellect Productions, Scratch And Sniff Entertainment CIP014, SNSE040 US 2004 Sell This Version
Load 061 Nautical Almanac Rooting For The Microbes(CD, Album) Load Records Load 061 US 2004 Sell This Version
Nautical Almanac Cover The Earth Heresee US 2005 Sell This Version
41 Nautical Almanac Melding Linearality(LP) Tusco/Embassy 41 US 2009 Sell This Version
none Nautical Almanac Untitled(Cass, Album, C60) Heresee none US 2010 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

HN052, none Nauticalmanac Anti-System* / Ron Of Japan Nauticalmanac Anti-System* / Ron Of Japan - Split LP(Lathe, S/Sided, Ltd, Las + 7", S/Sided, Ltd) Hanson Records, Presto Recording Company HN052, none US 1998 Sell This Version
FAR-014 Nautical Almanac We're Stupid, And So Are You(CDr, Mini) Fargone Records FAR-014 US 2004 Sell This Version
hs30 Nautical Almanac Hand Cut(Acetate, 10") Heresee hs30 US 2004 Sell This Version
HS45 Nautical Almanac Cardboard 3(Lathe, 7", S/Sided, Ove + Reel, Tap + CDr, Mini + ) Heresee HS45 US 2004 Sell This Version
none, muet024 Cotton Museum / Nautical Almanac Cotton Museum / Nautical Almanac - Untitled(Lathe, 7", Num, Cle) Hanson Records, I Hate To Rock! Records, Muet Organization none, muet024 US 2005 Sell This Version
HS 48 Nautical Almanac Diamond Eyes 10" Lathe Cut(Lathe, 10", Met) Heresee HS 48 US 2005 Sell This Version
HS50 Nautical Almanac Diamond Eyes 7" Lathe(Lathe, 7", Re-) Heresee HS50 US 2005 Sell This Version
none Nautical Almanac M.M.M.(Lathe, 12", Pic, S/Sided, Ltd) Heresee none US 2009 Sell This Version
no catalog # Nautical Almanac Plastic Shaman Hut(Lathe, 7", Shape, S/Sided, Single, Ltd, Num, Pic) Heresee no catalog # US 2010 Sell This Version
none Nautical Almanac Object Charger(Lathe, 7", S/Sided, Ltd) Heresee none US 2010 Sell This Version
none Nautical Almanac Imaginati 1 & 2(Lathe, 7", Ltd) Heresee none US 2012 Sell This Version
none Nautical Almanac Imaginati 3 & 4(Lathe, 7", Ltd) Heresee none US 2012 Sell This Version

Compilations

GR317, none Nautical Almanac Imaginati Make The Difference(Cass, Comp, Ltd, C60) Green Records And Tapes, Hermitage Tapes GR317, none US 2016 Sell This Version

Videos

HS 0015 Nautical Almanac Videos 19994-20003(VHS, Ltd) Heresee HS 0015 US 2003 Sell This Version