Founded in 1993 by myself and Jeffery Taylor, Climax Golden Twins composed the score to the cult horror film Session 9 as well as releasing many CDs and LPs on a variety of labels including Milan International, Scratch, Fire Breathing Turtle, Meme and Anomalous Records. For a time we combined with Seattle’s AFrames to make AFCGT who released several records, including this one on Subpop. CGT have released ambient recordings (Lovely on Anomalous Records); compilations of rare 78rpm shellac records (the Victrola Favorites book on Dust-to-Digital); field recording, collage, and musique concrète experiments (Dream Cut Short in the Mysterious Clouds on the Japanese Meme label) and instrumental rock, noise, and improv (5 Cents A Piece on Abduction Records and Imperial Household Orchestra on Scratch Recordings). 

Climax Golden Twins has a new LP out in mid-December, 2022. This new double LP continues many of these threads and features contributions by friends from Seattle’s vibrant music scene and beyond including Alan and Richard Bishop (Sun City Girls), Ko Ishikawa (master Japanese sho player), Greg Kelley (extended trumpet technique specialist), Jeph Jerman, Porest (Sublime Frequencies’ Mark Gergis), members of Kinski, Diminished Men, the A Frames, Dreamsalon, and more.

Here is our BANDCAMP page.

Here’s a recent INTERVIEW.

Climax Golden Twins selected discography:

Climax Golden Twins (2xLP, Fire Breathing Turtle Records, 2022)

“Chinese” (track on Wire Tapper 22, The Wire 308, UK, 2009)

EF (LP, Etude Records, Toronto, 2009) reissue of cassette from 1993

Journal of Popular Noise (EP, NY, 2008)

Five Cents A Piece (LP, Abduction Records, Seattle, WA, 2007)

Climax Golden Twins (LP, Conspiracy Records, Belgium, 2006)

B Side (three inch CD, Testing Ground, Spain, 2005)

Highly Bred and Sweetly Tempered (CD, NEI Recordings, 2004)

“Relinquish” (Compilation track, Xing Wu Records, Singapore, 2004)

Climax Golden Twins Live in the 21st Century (CDR, Kabukikore Records, UK, 2004)

Lovely (CD, Anomalous Records, 2002)

Session 9 (CD, Milan International/USA Films, 2001)

Climax Golden Twins (CD and LP, Fire Breathing Turtle Records, Since 1972, 2001)

Dream Cut Short in the Mysterious Clouds (CD/LP, Meme, Japan, 2000)

Climax Golden Twins Live 4 LP set, volumes I-IV (10 inch LPs, Anomalous Records 1999-2000, also issued on cassette)

Climax Golden Twins (Locations) (CD, Fire Breathing Turtle Records, 1998)

Climax Golden Twins (7 inch, RoadCone Records, 1996)

Imperial Household Orchestra (CD, Scratch Records, 1996)

Climax Golden Twins(three inch CD, Fire Breathing Turtle Records, 1995)

Climax Golden Twins(2 x 7 inch, Fire Breathing Turtle Records, 1994)


Get Unback (digital, 2020)

AFCGT (LP with bonus 7 inch, Subpop Records, Seattle, 2010)

“Clock” (compilation track on Portable Shrines: Magic Sound Theater, 2010)

Decomposer (Puget Power 5, 7 inch, Regal Select, 2009)

AFCGT (LP, Uzu Audio, Canada, 2008)

AFCGT (10 inch LP, Dirty Knobby Recordings, Seattle, 2008)

photo: Linda Peschong
Climax Golden Twins performing in Paris, 2007