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Mid November 2005: Strange Fortune Newsletter: Holiday Cards Preorder, Sally Doherty, Ark Records

A Strange Fortune Update, Mid November 2005


Apologies about bringing up the holidays so early in the year, it's a little ways off yet... there's just one small thing that calls for planning in advance.

This year you have a choice. You can send out to your loved ones generic drugstore Christmas cards with some completely unmemorable standard design. Or you can send out cards featuring enchanting winterscape paintings by Tor Lundvall. For the select few in the latter camp, Strange Fortune has you covered.

Following an enthusiastic response last year, we're once again offering holiday greeting cards by our favorite artist Tor Lundvall.

Tor's magical visuals will be familiar to many of you from his distinctive album covers for his fine recordings as well as for Sol Invictus and others.

All 2004 greeting card sets sold out. The 2005 edition is currently in production and is to be a small limited edition once again, likely to sell out, you'd be well advised to stake your place in line quickly. This time we're featuring the Tor Lundvall paintings "Winter Sun," "Still," and "Outpost." A boxed set of 15 greeting cards, five of each design included.

Reserve your Tor Lundvall holiday cards today for a special preorder price of just $15 & shipping at http://strangefortune.com/cd.php?id=2665


Something about Sol Invictus attracts the most brilliantly talented individuals. Aside from main man Wakeford himself, collaborators Tor Lundvall, Matt Howden, and Sally Doherty all come to mind easily as first-rate stars in their own right.

We're pleased to welcome the amazing Sally Doherty to the Strange Fortune distribution family.

The following highly recommended titles are available now, at reasonable US prices for possibly the first time ever:

Sally Doherty Quartet / Foolish Heart NEW 2005 / $13
Sally Doherty & the Sumacs / Black Is the Colour / $15
Sally Doherty & the Sumacs / On the Outside / $13
Sally Doherty & the Sumacs / Sleepy Memory / $13
Sally Doherty / Empire of Death / $13
Sally Doherty / Sally Doherty / $13

We're especially excited to offer Sally's first self-titled album from 1996 for the first time. It's her most avant-garde release, where you can discover the most creatively adventurous moments of her solo discography.

The brand new album Foolish Heart by the Sally Doherty Quartet has her fronting a jazz band playing a set of American standards and latin songs.

All Sally Doherty albums are in stock & available to order right away at http://strangefortune.com/tiger_records.php


Ark Records of Italy is a new label specializing in the magical sounds of groups such as Argine and Ataraxia. Strange Fortune is pleased to be making Ark Records available at reasonable prices in North America for the first time.

The following Ark titles are available now:

Ataraxia / Arcana Eco Book+CD (Strange Fortune's Gem of the Month November 2005) / $33
Argine / Le luci di Hessdalen / $13
Argine / Rifrazioni / $13
Argine / Mundana Humana Instrumentalis / $13

All Ark Records titles are in stock & available to order at http://strangefortune.com/ark_records.php

New Music Releases at Strange Fortune

Atrium Carceri / Kapnobatai / $13
Brighter Death Now / Kamikaze Kabaret / $13
Contemplatron / Antarabhava / $13
Charlie Deaux/Lustmord / Zoetrope: The Motion Picture DVD / $13
Desiderii Marginis / That Which Is Tragic and Timeless / $13
Sally Doherty Quartet / Foolish Heart / $13
Fleur / Siyanie / $13
Gae Bolg/Omne Datum Optimum/Nothvs Filivs Mortis / The Oran Mor Trilogy / $15
The Hafler Trio / An Utterance of the Supreme Ventriloquist / $17
Jarboe/Nic Le Ban / Knight of Swords / $19
Francisco Lopez/Andrey Kiritchenko / Mavje / $13
Thomas Nöla featuring Douglas P. / The Doctor DVD / $15
Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio/Spiritual Front / Satyriasis / $13
The Protagonist / Interim / $10
Rapoon / Alien Glyph Morphology DVD / $16
Sephiroth / Draconian Poetry / $13
Temple Music / Songs of Absolution / $12
Tony Wakeford/Andrew Liles / Cups in Cupboard / $13
Whitelodge / + / $12
Cynfeirdd No. 19 Zine/CD / $12
Prikosnovenie Fairy World 2 / $9

Taking preorders now, available shortly:

Tor Lundvall / Holiday Greeting Cards 2005 / $15

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Michael J. Salo
strange & exquisite post-industrial sounds

Strange Fortune / PO Box 440383 / Somerville MA 02144 USA

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