The Shaker Precedes the Pig

by Thomas Carnacki

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  • 3 " cdr Limited Edition of 40 copies
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    3" cdr in an edition of 40 hand numbered copies only. Released in conjunction with the live in-store performance of Thomas Carnacki at Amoeba Music in Berkeley, CA, 16Sept2012.

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New 20+ min 3" cdr of love and shaking piggies from the amorphous Thomas Carnacki. Recorded in late August 2012 at Schloss Kaiser, tweaked by a Scharpen and released to the unsuspecting populace at the live in-store performance at Amoeba Music, Berkeley CA on 16Sept2012, in conjunction with the promotion of the recently released full length cd "Oar of Panmuphle" on the Alethiometer Records label. Strictly limited to 40 copies, hand numbered, straight from the heart.
Catalog #: pmalcd3 12

This title is effectively sold out as a physical release. The full track will be uploaded in place of the 3 segments in the coming days. Thank you to all who expressed interest!


released September 16, 2012

Gregory Scharpen - head Carnacki and pig wrangler
Gregory Hagan - twiddler, fiddler and mumbler
Jim Kaiser - drunken Tibetan taxi driver




petit mal music (label) Oakland, California

This site is to document the evolution of "band" to "label", as I had for 15 years performed and recorded solo material under the "petit mal" moniker. In 2008, a series of 3" cds was begun to release my own and related material. Since then, the relations are expanding and I've dropped the solo moniker in favor of my own name. This is now a home for unreleased live recordings, archives and 3" cds. ... more

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