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"Rome wasn't built in a day, but several Wet Shoelaces CDs were..."  - Confucius

 

 

The finest in avant-garde, experimental, and psychedelic music since 1999

 

Wet Shoelaces is:

Allen Bailey

and

Steve Gregory

 

All of the mp3s on this site have been posted for free for your listening pleasure, or horror, as the case may be. 

They are copyrighted for the year indicated.  Please feel free to share them.  If you somehow make any money off of it please consider your karma and share the wealth. 

For more info, please e-mail michael@wetshoelaces.com

 

 

Our work, to date:

 

Ion Breath (2016)

 

1. Down The Rabbit Hole
2. Packing Heat
3. Ion Breath
4. The Continuing Saga Of The Lonely Shit Monkey
5. Low Tide
6. Embrace The Freshness!
7. Tunneling Through
8. I Like The Omen
9. Stick Figure Parable

10. Breaking Solar Wind
11. I'm So Gangsta I Could Cry
12. Eye Poker Outer
13. I Say So, Sensei
14. Spacefeld
15. Rainbow In The Light
16. Slice It Up
17. Nautilus Prayer
18. Bouncing

19. Ripple Breath
20. Trampolina

 

 

Centipede (2016)

 

 

The zip file below contains a single composition, entitled "Centipede". It consists of 100 abstract fragments.

These fragments should be listened to with your player on "shuffle" or "random" mode only.

It is intended that the composition reconstruct itself into something new with each listen.

Enjoy!

 

Centipede.zip


 

 

Limbo (2015)

 

 

1. Wrinkled Time
2. Let Me Know When This Gets Annoying
3. Organic Circuit Bending
4. Doin' The Wormhole
5. Third Time's The Charm
6. Adam and Steve
7. The Rant
8. The Rapes of Grath
9. Emergent Sea

 

 

Suite Suite (2013)

 

 

1. Hot And Tired
2. That's What She Said
3. Stranglers In The Night
4. Scientific Rice
5. Babkas In Borneo
6. Rattlesnake Souffle

 

Conductor Vol. 1 (2012)

 

1. Game 2 Excerpt 1
2. Game 4 Excerpt 13
3. Game 2 Excerpt 8
4. Game 2 Excerpt 7
5. Game 4 Excerpt 5
6. Game 1 Excerpt 14
7. Game 4 Excerpt 10
8. Game 4 Excerpt 11
9. Game 2 Excerpt 6
10. Game 1 Excerpt 12
11. Game 1 Excerpt 11
12. Game 4 Excerpt 1
13. Game 1 Excerpt 4

 

 

We're Catching Up to Chicago (2012)

 

1. Nottinsea
2. Ommow
3. Dinko Kalia
4. Tender Is The Knight (Said the Dragon, Taking Flight)
5. Door After Door, Room After Room
6. Elevator Down
7. Prelude to Conductor
8. The Gold Eagle Barbershop Quartet
9. Kiefsea
10. Spastic Skorts

 

 

Dream Logic (2010)

 

 1 Skull Drill
2 Inside the Pause Button
3 Blow It Up Your Ass
4 Droids on LSD
5 Pianist Envy
6 Sneeze Tickle
7 Springtime in Hell
8 Electronic Dewdrops
9 Steeleautiful
10 The Real Popping Ball Ballet
11 Wornshaven
12 Dream Logic

 

 

Wet Shoelaces Meets DLF II (2010)

 

1 Monkeys In The Mushrooms
2 The Anderson Files
3 Rescued from the Trash in 1997
4 Lewd Wig
5 Inverse Pond
6 Flying Octopi
7 The Anderson Files Part 2
8 Watching The Ripples in My Kool Aid
9 For Every Four There Is A Twenty
10 Hot'za
11 The Rip Van Winkle Effect
12 Electric Sheep
 

 

 

Doggy Bag Buffet: Tenth Anniversary Series Vol 3 (2010)

(Leftovers and Rarities 1999-2009)

(click here for more info)

photo: John Sullivan (public domain stock photo)

PART ONE: SCHKRANGE ENCOUNTERS
1 Fear Bear
2 Thunderbubble Fanfare alternate take 1
3 Scarnival
4 Music Box Checkers
5 Music Box Guitar
6 Thunderbubble Fanfare alternate take 2

PART TWO: SEQUENCER SEQUENCE
7 Boggle
8 Steve Reich Hangover
9 Skitter

PART THREE: IMROVATTAINMENT
10 Apostolic Freon
11 Cruising the Dusty Plains of Io
12 Dosin' the Fruit Punch at the Liars Convention
13 Gnip-Gnop

PART FOUR: MUSIC FROM AN UNFINISHED OPERETTA
14 Scene Two: When Jesus Met Odysseus
15 Scene Four: Mr Fishy-Fish
16 Scene Six: Lotus Every Day
17 Scene Eight: Song of the Sirens
18 Scene Nine: Attack of the Scylla
19 Scene Ten: When Poseidon Met Hyperion


 

Dark Angel Variations (2010)

(click here for more info)

* artwork by Kreg Thornley

PART ONE


1 vulva rock, baby! (instrumental remix)
2 have your neighbors always been nuts?
3 how the duck overcame his inability to echo
4 last night i had a scary dream about a moldy head of cabbage and e aubrey andrews
5 mummy tornado (reverse instrumental remix)
6 sir tron's magic dune bug race
7 shoe wop
8 pubic service announcement (drum jam remix)
9 toise


PART TWO


10 war of the quarks
11 cosmic spaghetti
12 portable static
13 ego defecation
14 nuclear windstorm
15 slightning
16 wrab
17 dieie
18 no turning back
19 fornication in a helicopter with two dwarves and an empty bottle of sprite
20 tractor beam
21 outer space railroad recital
22 darcade
23 torquemada's androgyny fetish

 

 

The Tenth Anniversary Jam (2009)

 

On March 13, 1999, Allen Bailey called Steve Gregory and asked him to come over and play with his new 4-track. They both had every intention of making demos for Allen's 3-minute pop songs. That never happened.

By March 13, 2009, Allen and Steve had 13 extremely bizarre CDs and five equally deranged film scores under their belts as Wet Shoelaces. The most appropriate way they could think of to celebrate their ten-year anniversary was to make music. Weird music.

The link above contains just one track, a warts-and-all presentation of what happens when you let two freaks loose in the recording studio for a completely improvised shamanic journey into the heart of madness and back again. Recorded live at Umbref Studios on the occasion of our tenth anniversary, it contains no overdubs and no edits: just two guys experimenting with abstract sound, live in real time. Two guys who've had ten years to develop a highly personal vocabulary for their dialogue.

Two very warped guys indeed. Consider yourself warned.

 

 

Chameleon (2009)

 

 

The ZIP file below consists of a total of 60 untitled one-minute tracks, each of which evokes a different mood. The order of the tracks was chosen by chance, and while it is possible to listen to the tracks in that order, we do not recommend that you do so any more than once, if at all. The intention is that the tracks be listened to on "Random" or "Shuffle" mode only, resulting in a new series of moods, and therefore a new story, every time you listen.  For those of you who would just like a taste, five individual selections follow the ZIP file.  We recommend that even these five be sampled in shuffle mode only.

Chameleon.zip (complete album)

Chameleon Samples:

  1. Chameleon 8

  2. Chameleon 59

  3. Chameleon 27

  4. Chameleon 37

  5. Chameleon 21

 

 

TIAMAT (2009)

 

 

Tiamat is a single 60-minute composition which also features Steve Zone, Jeff "Bear" Bengston, Randy "Bear" Bradley, and John Drabek

  1. Tiamat

 

 

Never Mind The Velcro Here's Wet Shoelaces (2008)

 

Our punk rock "masterpiece," featuring Jeff "Bear" Bengston and Steve Zone on all tracks

  1. (i wanna) fuck yr mom

  2. abstract painting

  3. love the drugs

  4. save us from the fish

  5. butter run

  6. free trip to heaven (details inside)

  7. rachael ray, go away!

  8. we need a hit

 

Essential Water May Think (2007)

 

(click here for more info)

  1. ESS

  2. Ohboyohboyohboy

  3. Variations On A Theme By Sir Paul

  4. Dry November Eve

  5. Fly-By

  6. Funkapation

  7. Elevator To Hell

  8. Psychedelic Holiday

  9. Dry November Eve II

  10. Communion In The Church Of Satan

  11. Chaokugh

  12. Static a la Mode

  13. The Sound Of Printing

 

Wet Shoelaces Meets The DLF (2007)  

(click here for more info)

  1. The Creation

  2. Persian Punkjazz Interlude #1

  3. Watermelon Rutabaga

  4. Canít Think A Straight Note

  5. Steel Toe Ballet Shoes

  6. Persian Punkjazz Interlude #2

  7. Get Off The Drums, Sarasvati!

  8. Bare Librium

  9. Persian Punkjazz Interlude #3

  10. Sirto Samba

  11. In The Can

  12. Persian Punkjazz Interlude #4

  13. Newton Swallow

  14. Persian Punkjazz Interlude #5

  15. The Destruction

 

 

Laughing At Maya (2006)  

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  1. Journey Of Sound

  2. Dream Of The Gremlin Philharmonic

  3. Anomalistic Interlude #1 (for player piano)

  4. Banana Fondue Breakdown (featuring Danu "Patches" Kelly)

  5. Doodletoot

  6. Ysabelís Fetish

  7. Freak Parade I

  8. Cocaine Zombie

  9. Checkers

  10. Anomalistic Interlude #2 (for percussion ensemble)

  11. Regina And The Organic Helicopter

  12. You Call That Blues?

  13. Martian Lounge Jazz

  14. Mating Season For Martians

  15. Mindtrip Layercake

  16. Satan Ate My Biscuits

  17. Attention Deficit

  18. Freak Parade II

  19. Anomalistic Interlude #3 (for robotic choir)

  20. Concerto For Digeridoo

  21. Welcome To My Mind

  22. Miss Suzie (hidden track)

 

Fear Of The Dark (2006)  

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  1. Machine Skin I

  2. Dreams, Etc.

  3. The Last Man For A Mistake

  4. Sacrifice

  5. Kick The Can

  6. Exiled Addictions Of Sorrow

  7. Fear Of The Dark

  8. Machine Skin II

  9. The Apostrophe Atrocity

  10. A Night Of Quiet Violence

  11. Dying In The Rain (featuring E Aubrey Andrews)

 

The Feng Shui Algebra Symphony (2006)  

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  1. Technical Sweatpants (allegro; poco discomente)

  2. Academic Flyswatter (poco loco)

  3. Stravinskyís Cell Phone Ringer (non mucho crunkio)

  4. Sinister Origami (con carne misterioso)

  5. Feng Shui Algebra (dramatico con queso)

 

The Entropy Hot Dog Suite (2004)  

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  1. Prologue: Goblins 

  2. Weapons Of Mass Distraction

  3. Twenty-First Century Rattlesnake Charmer

  4. Danse Of The Leaf Blower

  5. Pacman Escapes

  6. Beam Me Down

  7. Donít Look In There

  8. Kundalini Up The Yinyang

  9. Neurosurgery For Complete Idiots

  10. Prelude To Conveyor Belt

  11. Decadence In A Box

  12. The Brainwash List

  13. Inside The Washing Machine

  14. The Inner Spa

  15. Soundchecks In Purgatory

  16. Blood Wears A Blue Button Down

  17. Urban Nightmare

  18. Conveyor Belt Conspiracy

  19. Epilogue: Sprites

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