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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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Waveform (Tenth Anniversary Edition) - CD

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2009's Waveform is the most popular Axel Mundi album, judging by the reports from download sites. That's why we have decided to issue this tenth anniversary edition. What makes this album great is the strength of the individual tracks, which include the apparent cult classic, "Phillip Glass". It also contains the only song I know of to be composed, recorded, and mixed under the influence of 2C-I. The songs have all been remastered and EQed, resulting in improved sound. This is deep listening music.

See Audio samples page.

Website special with shipping (not including sales tax if applicable): $13.50

 

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Parenthesis - CD

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This latest in the "20-minute album" series is free! It will automatically be sent to Fan Club members; anyone else who wants it can go to Paypal via the "add to cart" button below, and pay shipping only, plus one cent to make the machine work.

See Audio samples page.

Website special with shipping (not including sales tax if applicable): $3.51

 


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Variations on a Theme in C Minor - CD

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Variations on a Theme in C Minor is not a typical title for a rock album. But this is not a typical rock album. Only one song has any singing. "I love this music," says Axel. "This may be my best album." Decide for yourself. You can buy a CD here, or you can download part or all of the album at your favorite music site.

See Audio samples page.

Website special with shipping (not including sales tax): $13.50

 

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Live In Seattle - CD

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Long awaited by fans of the band, this collection of live performances by Diamond Fist Werny is taken from the period 1995-1996, during the height of popularity of the Seattle band, which dominated the club scene during the Grunge years of the 1990s. This collection is the result of new techniques developed by Northwest sound engineer Ron Owen which allow the music to be brought forward over the crowd sounds from unofficial recordings made by fans during shows. The result is the first set of live performances by the band ever released. It is a must-have for anyone who loved DFW, which stopped performing in about 2002.

See Audio samples page.

Website special with shipping (not including sales tax): $18.50


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Journey to Oaxaca - CD

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Axel Mundi and his friends from Kansas, Plastic Rubber Band, share the bill on the latest "20-Minute Album" from Axel Mundi Music -- composed of songs written by Axel after his trip to Oaxaca Mexico in late 2017. The songs are impressionistic, not literal, pictures of street scenes in the little town of Miahuatlan de Porfirio Diaz, where Axel spent 10 days visiting an old friend who was teaching English at a local college. As usual, this album is a mix of instrumental and vocal songs (mostly instrumental in this case). But psychedelia reigns in this set. The Plastic Rubber folks -- Michelin, Robbie, Jason, and Carole -- bring their own brand of hallucinogenic sounds, which blend seamlessly with Axel's playing. There may be more collaborations in the future.

"If they didn't exist, I would have to invent them," said Axel. They are my dream band."

See Audio samples page.

Website special with shipping (not including sales tax): $12.50

 


You can download this album as mp3 at CD Baby.

 

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Plastic Rubber Band: Kansas Is - CD

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The second album by Plastic Rubber Band. Psychedelic music at its best by the Kansas quartet. Founders Michelin Rubber and Robbie Martinez, along with band mates Carole Kling and Jason "Switch" Blayed, play a new set of songs by Martinez and an extended trance jam by the group.

See Audio samples page.

Website special with shipping (not including sales tax): $13.00


Prefer to download as mp3? Go to CD Baby.

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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.

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