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Artist: (NEW ENGLAND) PATRIOTS/PALBERTA
Title: The Thirteen Kisses EP
Format: 12"
Label: Feeding Tube
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
Edition of 250. Plays at 45 RPM. "Released to coincide with a tour shared by these two monsters of the uncharted North, Special Worship is only the second vinyl dab by Bostons (NE) Pats, and the first wax by the Hudson Valleys Palberta. The (NE) Pats revel in squealing feedback, raunchy spuzz-riffs, and mutable vocals that make me think of a cross between the Cows and some weird Texas just-pre-core punk bands whose names I cant recall. Rough, woozy and powerful, even though the trio sports no bassist, the (NE) Pats (who previously shared a split with Skimask) are headed straight for the lips of the vom/munge tornado. And youre invited! On their side, Palberta display a different grasp on trio dynamism. They take the primitive, rumpus-room antic-punk of their cassette [reissued on vinyl as FTR 168LP] and plow it straight into a mound of no-wave snot. The results are drippy, off-center, and bizarrely attractive. By the time they start their nursery-rhyme collage they recall such form-destroyers as Aunt Sally and even Arthur Doyle (check out his killer take on Are You Sleeping from The Songwriter). Heard together, these youngsters swing like motherfuckers. Should be a fine tour." --Byron Coley, 2014.

Artist: 75 DOLLAR BILL
Title: Olives in the Ears
Format: Cass
Label: 75 Dollar Bill
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"Rick Brown was born in San Francisco, CA and is a clerical worker at a law school in NYC. Che Chen was born in New Haven, CT and works for a cancer diagnostics company in Stonybrook, NY. They met via myspace and started playing together as 75 Dollar Bill approximately eight years later. Brown plays percussion and homemade horns and Chen plays electric guitar." - 75 Dollar Bill.
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Artist: A QUI AVEC GABRIEL/TORI KUDO
Title: Enka Mood Collection
Format: 10"
Label: An Archives
Country: France
Price: $24.00
“Split 10 inch LP ltd to 210, comes in a silkscreened gatefold cover with colored OBI (white brick red, yellow-orange), insert + postcards… Liner notes by Alan Cummings. Second in the enka collection series on An Archives after Jojo Hiroshige & Shiraishi Tamio.
À Qui Avec Gabriel is an accordion player based in Tokyo who opened her discography with Utsuho on John Zorns label Tzadik in 2001 (featuring Haino Keiji as a guest musician). Since she has collaborated with Makoto Kawabata, Majutsu No Niwa, Mico to name a few. Her stylistic palette is eclectic, drawing on shades of jaunty european folk music, the elegant minimalism of Erik Satie, and uniquely lighthearted melancholia. Here for the first time on record she left her accordion Gabriel for a piano and a seat and proves shes found her own voice as an expressive singer.
The other side features Tori Kudo (Maher Shalal Hash Baz and Noise with his wife Reiko Kudo) who has a revered status in the Japanese underground since the late 70s (Taco, Guys N Dolls, Fushitsusha…) but this time he brings listeners into the heart of an amazing and feverish karaoke house with his friends . For those who didnt know it before, maybe for the very first time they are going to discover Tori Kudo as an inimitable & unforgettable crooner, as a true lover of popular songs.” - An Archives.

Artist: ALESSANDRONI, ALESSANDRO
Title: Industrial
Format: LP
Label: Dead-Cert
Country: UK
Price: $23.00
"Holy Grail territory here from Andy Votel and Demdike Stares mighty Dead-Cert imprint, who finally bring you this incredible album of previously unreleased industrial-themed recordings made in 1976 by experimental pioneer and Ennio Morricone cohort Alessandro Alessandroni. The concept itself is riveting enough -- the guy who provided that infamous guitar riff for The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (1966) delivering utterly bent and synth-heavy recordings previously unheard by the wider world -- but the material and execution is just nothing short of a revelation, unlocking an uncannily prescient suite of rhythmik pieces that sound completely dissimilar to much library music of the same era. Industrial perfectly encapsulates the heightened state of creativity in the mid 70s surrounding Alessandroni and his close peers Giuliano Sorgini -- together known as Braen Raskovich -- and Morricone, for whom Alessandro also famously whistled the theme to A Fistful of Dollars (1964). Recorded at Piero Umilianis Sound Workshop in Rome, and made with an arsenal of EMS Synthi VCS3 modular systems, tape loops, and a treated Petrof grand piano, plus a bundle of string instruments, the industrial results (coincidentally issued the same year as Throbbing Gristles debut release) present a pulsating take on this kind of music, breaching tightly-coiled motorik systems and mood percolators with atonal strings and viral oscillations. Most importantly, the sense of minimalist efficiency and the clarity of the recordings are shocking, pushing the envelope of electro-acoustic music and pre-empting the early notions of an entire genre movement. Artwork by Anthony Shallcross. Liner notes by Shallcross, Jr., aka Andy Votel. Limited to 500 copies." - Dead-Cert.

Artist: AMBARCHI/CAMPBELL/FLOWER
Title: Live at Tusk Festival 2013
Format: LP
Label: Tusk
Country: UK
Price: $22.00
“The one-off trio of OREN AMBARCHI, NEIL CAMPBELL and MICHAEL FLOWER performed at Tusk Festival in Newcastle, UK last October. This incendiary, improvised and highly mind-altering performance has now been released by us on vinyl + download code, using the same great Karen Constance design that graced the festival artwork. This release is limited to a pressing of 500.” - Tusk.

Artist: AMOS & CREW
Title: True Tears
Format: LP
Label: War Extension
Country: Italy
Price: $26.00
“A quintessentially sinister masterpiece reissued for the first time in an edition limited to 365 copies. A mysterious 1982 cassette masterpiece by Amos & Crew from the Its War Boys catalogue remastered from the original tapes by Amos himself. Sailored, Dutchwifed, and highly-refinedly laid-out by Studio Shitless. Art by Err o. Large four-page full-color insert with an essay by Ed Baxter and a text translated by Derek Bentley from the original Japanese (1982). "Recorded in Tokyo, Japan on Mr Shiotas old four track cassette in Mr Kitamuras kitchen in sporadic three day binge," according to the original insert. Recorded by Amos while on tour with The Work in Japan. Not on the Nurse With Wound list! Existing exactly mid-way between the dropping of the atomic bomb and the time a moment ago when you opened this insensibly incendiary package, the throwaway aesthetic of True Tears now glows like a malevolent object in an ever-expanding universe. Its an emetic emissary from the senseless empire of the incredible shrinking man, an attack of a fifty-foot pylon into which The Three Stooges recklessly bang nails in the hope of a hereafter. Its above all an invocation of a truly plastic world. Nails are forced into each others heads. Heels clatter on new vinyl steps, the apartment rents out at only slightly more than average, and this is a good neighborhood. We watch the traffic as if alert to the nuances of a symphony, the choreography at midnight might as well be some modernist masterpiece, and the descent of the planes in the darkness, tubes of incandescent cells, strikes terror into all the denizens of the deep. So when I say plastic, Douglas, I mean consider the landmarks that emerge from the fog in the landscape of the last two centuries. Ruin. Cot. Window. Corpse. Airplane. Aerial Photograph. Fossil. Groove. Pine grove. Hoover. Hoe. And so on. And then consider too the tools that allow for the forensic examination of all that matters in the last 100 years or so, the age of relativity that has thrown up parallel universes, murder mysteries, musique concrète, detail, childhood, The Other, and a dismissal even by savants of consensus reality.” - War Extension.

Artist: ART MUSEUMS
Title: Dancing with a Hole in Your Heart
Format: 7
Label: Slumberland
Country: USA
Price: $4.00
"THE ART MUSEUMS exploded onto the imaginary Pop Art scene in their minds back in 2010 with the widely acclaimed Rough Frame LP on Woodsist. Comfortably occupying the spot where 60s pop suss meets first-wave post-punk DIY pop and contemporary bedroom experimentation, they craft positively giddy tunes that make terms like lo-fi and indie-pop redundant and pointless; this is just great pop made by people who know and love it. The Museums GLENN DONALDSON and JOSH ALPER have been at it in the bedroom for a little while now and are there for you when youre feeling confused, lonely or alienated and only a 45 RPM single can help. "Dancing With a Hole in Your Heart" is an ace sing-along tune that would be right at home on Dan Treacys legendary Whaam! label, a succinct 1:30 of slashing, modish guitars and great vocal harmonies. "Imaginary Day" and "You Dont Want to Live Like That" are equally fab-catchy tunes filled with earnestly strummed guitars, thumping drum machines and cheap keyboards. Crucial, elemental pop thrills." - Slumberland.
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Artist: ATKINSON, FELICIA
Title: A Readymade Ceremony
Format: LP
Label: Shelter Press
Country: France
Price: $22.00
"Limited to 500 copies. Félicia Atkinson (visual artist, writer, musician, graduate of École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris) presents A Readymade Ceremony, a concrète/post-digital oratorio in five parts. In pursuit of a radical economic autonomy, she created A Readymade Ceremony entirely on her laptop using basic software. The albums first foundational element is a text collage of extracts from Atkinsons own 2014 book Improvising Sculpture As Delayed Fictions, French poet René Chars 1955 Recherche de la base et du sommet, and Georges Batailles 1937 erotic prose piece Madame Edwarda, as well as found texts, mostly from the Italian magazine Mousse. Objects speaking, sculptures arguing: there is a surrealistic feeling in the dark whisperings that one hears responding to Madame Edwarda on "LOeil." The other foundational element is Atkinsons return to her early artistic influences, including The Martenot Method; such literary figures as Antonin Artaud, Henri Michaux, and Jean Genet; Structures Sonores Lasry-Baschet, Pierre Henry, Cornelius Cardew, John Cage, Fluxus, Robert Ashley, Morton Feldman; noise, punk, drone, folk, and electronic music; and the filmmakers Brian de Palma, Nicolas Roeg, and Dario Argento. Theres something potentially frightening that happens here, reminiscent of a feeling she felt while listening to Henrys Apocalypse de Jean as a child; something both scary and beautiful; something uncanny, like Ruth White reciting Baudelaire... a readymade ceremony. Notes on each track: "Against Archives: What can a French woman in her 30s answer to this mostly masculine core of references? LOeil: What about asking a sweater or an electronic device to speak? The book is the territory: Its all about nostalgia; how the shifting of time changes our vision of the past and the future, like an echo or a delay. Carve the concept and the artichoke: Is this a waiting room? the prologue of an inexistent play or an introduction for a possible delayed climax? Recherche de la base et du sommet: Translates to research of the base and the peak, as a raw reading of René Char. There is always a lack in the accident. There is no accident in the expression... the poet is not made of wood. The mouth and the eye speak separately." The music can be related to the work of Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, Valerio Tricoli, Grouper, Geoff Mullen, Sachiko M, and Kassel Jaeger. Mastered and cut by Helmut Erler at Dubplates & Mastering." - Shelter Press.

Artist: ATTESTUPA
Title: Musik for Tomma Rum
Format: LP
Label: Jartecknet
Country: USA
Price: $25.00
"Folky and desolate music that reeks of plague, desolate countrysides, heathen rituals and long, harsh cold winters. Another anti-urban masterpiece from members from LEAFES and SEWER ELECTION, their third full-length release, with slow and monotonous percussion, deeply buried vocals, crude electronics and droning guitars, tortured synths and flutes. Edition of 200." -Jartecknet.
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Artist: BEAU
Title: Creation
Format: LP
Label: Sommor
Country: Spain
Price: $27.00
"Originally released in 1971 on John Peels Dandelion Records, Creation is the second album by underground folk troubadour Trevor "Beau" Midgley. Influenced by Tom Paxton, Lead Belly, and Dylan, Beau started to write his own songs in the late 60s. After trying to secure a contract with Elektra Records with no success, he was approached by Clive Selwood (Elektra) and Peel as they were launcing Dandelion Records. Beau signed with them and released his eponymous debut album in 1969. For his second effort, Beau decided to experiment with a more folk-rock sound and add to the mix some avant-garde influences. Jim Milne (lead guitar and bass) and Steve Clayton (drums) from Dandelion stablemates The Way We Live/Tractor were the perfect backing band for him. Creation is a brilliant psych/acid folk offering with superb 12-string guitars, heartfelt vocals, studio effects, and occasional acid-fuzz guitar. Beaus avant-garde influences come to the fore on the title-track, which verges into White Noise territory. The album closes with "Silence Returns," featuring one of the most ear-splitting fuzz assaults ever committed to wax, courtesy of Jim Milne. This first vinyl reissue includes two previously unreleased bonus tracks from 1972 (featuring Tractor as backing band), recorded for aborted third album High Mass. Also includes four-page insert featuring the first cover design (which was never used), plus detailed liner notes by Beau himself and lyrics. Master tape sound." - Sommor.

Artist: BEUYS, JOSEPH & NAM JUNE PAIK
Title: Coyote III
Format: LP
Label: Edition Bierammer
Country: Germany
Price: $32.00
"Recording of a crazy performance at Seibu Museum of Art, Tokyo, June 2nd 1984. Joseph Beuys - Voice & Nam June Paik - Piano. Edition of 150 copies." - Edition Bierammer.

Artist: BIBILONI, JOAN
Title: El Sur
Format: LP
Label: Music From Memory
Country: Netherlands
Price: $20.00
"Staying on the Mediterranean coast for their third release, Music From Memory this time shift their attention to the work of Mallorcan musician Joan Bibiloni. Primarily a guitarist, Bibiloni was creating music at an early age, releasing his first single at the tender age of 15. In his 20s he formed Spanish prog-rock outfits Zebra and Euterpe, where he would meet Pepe Milan, the two of them becoming the bluesy folk duo Milan & Bibiloni. Bibiloni himself would later go on to play with a number of luminary musicians such as Larry Coryell, Daevid Allen and John Cage, to name but a few. In 1982, Bibiloni set up his own label Blau in order to highlight the much-overlooked work of musicians not only on his home island of Mallorca but across the Balearic Islands. In doing so he created a platform not only for local talent but also for his own music to breathe a new life, much influenced by the landscape and life that surrounds the islands. While Bibilonis first solo releases on his Blau imprint have stronger echoes of the contemporary jazz fusion of the time, it is on the album known as Una Vida Llarga I Tranquila where Bibiloni really began to experiment with new sounds and technologies; fusing tape loops, drum computers and synthesizers. Taking these more electronic-infused works as a departure point for the compilation and drawing on material from across his following five albums, El Sur sets out to highlight Joan Bibilonis unique ambient fusion and sun-drenched Adriatic beach-boogie." - Music From Memory.

Artist: BLACK SPIRITUALS
Title: High Vibration Resonance Vol.1
Format: Cass
Label: The Tapeworm
Country: UK
Price: $8.00
"Black Spirituals are Zachary James Watkins (electronics) and Marshall Trammell (percussion). At the time of this cassettes release, they are supporting Earth on their 2015 European tour. Recorded live at Disjecta Art Gallery on August 30th, 2014, by Daniel Menche. Mastered by Jacob Felix Huele. Black Spirituals performance involves the manipulation of temporal experience using a framework of dynamic relationships and a "Multi-Aesthetic Approach to Improvisation." The title "Black Spirituals" is borrowed from a found cassette documenting a lecture given by Bernice Reagon on the roots music of American black slaves. These stories form a sonic resonance that speaks of rich relationships to ones surroundings, memories, profound feelings, dreams, and the experiences that inspire human expression. This duet features a new tradition in conversant, duo vernacular dynamics that sparked a revolution in our conceptions of space, stage, ritual, performance, geography, praxis, brotherhood, relationships, rockin out, and more. Cover illustration by Savage Pencil. Edition of 200." - The Tapeworm

Artist: BOURBONESE QUALK
Title: Bourbonese Qualk 1983-1987
Format: CD
Label: Mannequin
Country: Germany
Price: $18.00
"Mannequin Records is proud to present a compilation of one of the most important industrial bands active during the 80s in the UK. Bourbonese Qualk were an experimental music group from England, active from 1979 through 2003. They were always obsessively and uncompromisingly focused on controlling their work: they ran their own record label, recording studio, tour organization, and music venue (the notorious Ambulance Station). They refused to integrate into the commercial music racket and turned down publishing deals from major labels, stubbornly opting for total independence. Theyre also known for their political activism, formed in the crucible of 1980s Britain amid such influences as the UK miners strike, The Falklands War, Thatcherism, monetarism, local government corruption, squatting, anti-capitalism, anti-fascism, and anarchism. Their work was often ambiguous and directly critical of cynical power-politics of any color, often irritating members of the traditional organized left. In 1984 Bourbonese Qualk occupied a large empty building on the Old Kent Road in South London, which they turned into a base for their activities, a cooperative space for artists, musicians, and writers, and a center for radical political activism -- specifically as a coordinating center for the Stop the City anti-capitalist riots of 1984. Throughout its existence the band had a number of different line-ups; this collection focuses on the period of 1983 through 1987, which featured the trio of Simon Crab, Julian Gilbert, and Steven Tanza. During this time the group released five albums: Laughing Afternoon (1983), Hope (1984), The Spike (1985), Preparing for Power (1986), and Bourbonese Qualk (1987), releasing all but The Spike on their own labels Recloose Organisation and New International Recordings. Most of the tracks on this collection were recorded in their studio at the Ambulance Station. The group chose never to record in a proper studio (not that they could ever afford to), working instead with their own extremely basic equipment at a time when home studios were very unusual. If Bourbonese Qualk have a legacy, it is that culture should be reclaimed, redefined, and owned by the people, wherever they are, however small, and not by the state or the market, and that culture is a vital vehicle for debate and radical change. The fight goes on. Mastered by Rude 66. Graphic design curated by Simon Crab and Alessandro Adriani. Double LP includes four tracks not included on the CD: "Dream Decade," "In Flux," "Sweat It Out," and "There Is No Night." Digipak CD edition limited to 500 copies." - Mannequin

Artist: BOURBONESE QUALK
Title: Bourbonese Qualk 1983-1987
Format: Double LP
Label: Mannequin
Country: Germany
Price: $28.00
Double LP version; includes four tracks not included on the CD: "Dream Decade," "In Flux," "Sweat It Out," and "There Is No Night." "Mannequin Records is proud to present a compilation of one of the most important industrial bands active during the 80s in the UK. Bourbonese Qualk were an experimental music group from England, active from 1979 through 2003. They were always obsessively and uncompromisingly focused on controlling their work: they ran their own record label, recording studio, tour organization, and music venue (the notorious Ambulance Station). They refused to integrate into the commercial music racket and turned down publishing deals from major labels, stubbornly opting for total independence. Theyre also known for their political activism, formed in the crucible of 1980s Britain amid such influences as the UK miners strike, The Falklands War, Thatcherism, monetarism, local government corruption, squatting, anti-capitalism, anti-fascism, and anarchism. Their work was often ambiguous and directly critical of cynical power-politics of any color, often irritating members of the traditional organized left. In 1984 Bourbonese Qualk occupied a large empty building on the Old Kent Road in South London, which they turned into a base for their activities, a cooperative space for artists, musicians, and writers, and a center for radical political activism -- specifically as a coordinating center for the Stop the City anti-capitalist riots of 1984. Throughout its existence the band had a number of different line-ups; this collection focuses on the period of 1983 through 1987, which featured the trio of Simon Crab, Julian Gilbert, and Steven Tanza. During this time the group released five albums: Laughing Afternoon (1983), Hope (1984), The Spike (1985), Preparing for Power (1986), and Bourbonese Qualk (1987), releasing all but The Spike on their own labels Recloose Organisation and New International Recordings. Most of the tracks on this collection were recorded in their studio at the Ambulance Station. The group chose never to record in a proper studio (not that they could ever afford to), working instead with their own extremely basic equipment at a time when home studios were very unusual. If Bourbonese Qualk have a legacy, it is that culture should be reclaimed, redefined, and owned by the people, wherever they are, however small, and not by the state or the market, and that culture is a vital vehicle for debate and radical change. The fight goes on. Mastered by Rude 66. Graphic design curated by Simon Crab and Alessandro Adriani. Double LP includes four tracks not included on the CD: "Dream Decade," "In Flux," "Sweat It Out," and "There Is No Night." Digipak CD edition limited to 500 copies." - Mannequin.

Artist: BRILLIANT COLORS
Title: Never Mine
Format: 7
Label: Slumberland
Country: USA
Price: $4.50
"San Franciscos BRILLIANT COLORS have staked out a unique spot in the indie music landscape. Inspired in equal parts by DIY post-punk fervor and the spiky pop of C86 and early Flying Nun / Creation label output, they hearken back to a time when the best tunes came out on 7-inch singles and weekends were spent digging through the stacks at your favorite local record shop. Their 2009 album, Introducing, is one of the finest debuts in recent memory, combining guitar buzz with dreamy melodies and rushing rhythms into some unlikely combination of The Dils and Shop Assistants. Now the band is back with their first new recordings since that great album, and boy, are they winners. "Never Mine" is two minutes of punk-pop perfection-singer/guitarist JESS SCOTTs spare riff underpinned by DIANE ANASTASIOs steady thump and MICHELLE HILLs busy, melodic bassline. Its Brilliant Colors in a nutshell: crunchy garage punk played with total purposefulness, leavened by an instinctive pop sense. On the flip side, the pace picks up for "Kissings Easy"-all rolling snares and frantic guitar strum and Scotts echoey vocal sass. Recorded with DIY simplicity by TY SEGALL." - Slumberland.
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Artist: BUZZSAW
Title: From Lemon Drops to Acid Rock
Format: Double LP
Label: Out-Sider
Country: Spain
Price: $35.00
"From the ashes of 60s garage band The Lemon Drops comes power trio Buzzsaw with their loud heavy-psych sound. In the late 60s, The Lemon Drops, one of the finest garage-psych bands from Chicago (of "I Live in the Springtime" fame), relocated to the West Coast, where they gigged around and tried to secure a record contract. After a three-day "strawberry acid party" at manager Dan Herrons mansion, the original band disintegrated. And thats when power trio Buzzsaw was born, featuring Eddie and Gary Weiss (both ex-Lemon Drops) on guitar and drums respectively and Rick Fertel on bass. Buzzsaw was the perfect vehicle for Eddie Weiss (whose use of fuzz and distortion was the trademark sound of The Lemon Drops) to push his guitar and effects pedals to the limit. The trio used to visit Star Hill, Neil Youngs old sawmill in La Honda, where they rehearsed and wrote songs. The photo used for the front cover of this collection was taken there. In 1971, Max Weiss (Creedence Clearwater Revivals manager) expressed interest in the band, so Buzzsaw entered Ampex Studios in San Francisco (the place where CCR had recorded "Suzie Q") to lay down some tracks. They also recorded some material at Pacific Sound Studios. All of these recordings were produced by Roger Weiss, the original producer of The Lemon Drops and co-owner of Rembrandt Records. Sadly, Buzzsaw only released one 45 during their short lifespan. And it was a frustrating release, as it included a recording from The Lemon Drops era on the A-side backed with a new song which didnt reflect the real sound of the band on the B-side. That 45 went nowhere, Buzzsaw split, and the recordings they did at Ampex and Pacific Studios remained unreleased until 1995, when some of them were included on Collectables From Lemon Drops to Acid Rock CD. Out-Siders double vinyl retrospective includes all the tracks from the 1995 From Lemon Drops to Acid Rock CD plus some amazing acetates and previously unreleased master tapes. The music is orgasmic 71 heavy psych/proto-grunge in the style of Hendrix and Blue Cheer with killer fuzz-wah guitar and melodic vocals. Eddies guitar sound is just insane... despite the vintage 71 date, some of his playing would not be out of place on a High Rise or Ty Segall album. Remastered from the original tapes and acetates. Liner notes by original producer Roger Weiss." - Out-Sider.

Artist: CACCIAPAGLIA ENSEMBLE, ROBERTO
Title: Transarmonica
Format: LP
Label: Mirumir
Country: Russian Federation
Price: $29.00
"Music composed by Roberto Cacciapaglia for soprano, counter-tenor, and instrumental ensemble, based on the poem "De rerum natura" ("On the Nature of Things") by first-century Roman poet and philosopher Titus Lucretius Carus. The wok was commissioned for the Aterforum festival in Ferrara, Italy, and premiered on July 9, 1988. This is the first release of a performance recorded live at Glance Studio, Milan, Italy, on June 28, 1988. Produced by Roberto Cacciapaglia and Gianpiero Dionigi." - Mirumir

Artist: CACCIAPAGLIA, ROBERTO
Title: Sonanze
Format: LP/CD
Label: Mirumir
Country: Russian Federation
Price: $27.00
"An influential member of the Italian avant-garde, Roberto Cacciapaglia has spent the last four decades blurring the lines between classical and electronic music, developing a sound that has never been restricted by genre. A classically trained pianist and composer from Milan, Cacciapaglia first came to prominence in the early seventies as keyboardist for the king of experimental Italian pop, Franco Battiato. After recording his own debut LP, 1975s Sonanze in Milan, Cacciapaglia traveled to the Ohr/Cosmic Couriers studios in Cologne to mix the results under the watchful of eye of krautrock overlord Rolf-Kaiser Ulrich (Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze, Ash Ra Tempel). The resulting album was a mix of electronic (moog, synth) and classical instruments (guitar, oboe, trombone, clarinet) that was experimental in the cosmische sense, but with the musical chops and vision of a classically trained musician. 180 gram vinyl. Comes with a bonus CD of the album, includes15 bonus tracks recorded between 1972-74, but not released until 2000." - Mirumir.

Artist: CARAGNANO & DONATO DOZZY, ANNA
Title: Sintetizzatrice
Format: LP
Label: Spectrum Spools
Country: USA
Price: $21.00
"Sintetizzatrice is the first recorded document of the collaboration between veteran DJ and producer Donato Dozzy and female vocalist Anna Caragnano. Through his solo work, and in his collaboration with Giuseppe Tilleci (Neel) as Voices from the Lake, Dozzy has achieved some of the most remarkable vistas contemporary electronic music has seen since the turn of this century. By removing himself from his areas of mastery to shift his focus on the voice, he has achieved a new peak with Sintetizzatrice. Over nine tracks, Dozzy works exclusively with the voice of Rome-based vocalist Anna Caragnano, with no other instruments. Heavy layering and effects processes are used to display an astoundingly versatile voice-centric vocabulary. Rarely can a record morph from R&B to kosmische, through traditional Italian folk music, to Fluxus styles and traditional chamber choir with no additional instrumentation. Just a singular, beautiful voice. The results are simply phenomenal. With the opening, "Introduzione," an immeasurable cosmic weight arrives and remains through the duration of the album. "Star Cloud" ascends with melancholy extended drones that evaporate concepts like time and being, rendering basic human perceptions void all the way through "Parallelo." "Parola" dances around the stereo field with dazing rhythms and melodies, while "Festa (A Mottola)" is an homage to the traditional music found in the rural region where, coincidentally, both Dozzys mother and Caragnano were born and raised. The albums closing pieces "Love Without Sound" and "Conclusione" hit hard in a way to which no words can do justice. By fearlessly entering uncharted territories, Dozzy and Caragnano have made a collaboration which is truly experimental. Sintetizzatrice is a grand debut for Anna Caragnano and a fantastic twist for Donato Dozzy. Produced and mixed by Dozzy at Alaska Studio, Rome, in 2014. Mastered by Giuseppe Tilleci at EnissLab Studio, Rome. Transferred to tape by Pietro Micioni, Angelo Compagnoni, and Massimo Zuccaroli at Village Studio, Rome. Cut by Christoph Grote-Beverborg at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin. Front cover painting by Angela Scaramuzzi. Cover design by Koto Hirai." - Spectrum Spools.

Artist: CARDEW, CORNELIUS
Title: We Sing For The Future & Thalmann Variations
Format: LP
Label: Doxy
Country: Russian Federation
Price: $25.00
"Recorded in 2002 by American contemporary composer and pianist, Frederic Rzewski, We Sing For The Future & Thalmann Variations are two compositions from English composer Cornelius Cardews Marxist-influenced Peoples Liberation Music period. Rzewski came to prominence in the mid-sixties in Rome as a founding member of the MEV (Musica Elettronica Viva) improvisation group (along with Alvin Curran and Richard Teitelbaum), which shared a vision with groups like Cornelius Cardews Scratch Orchestra of the same period. However, like Cardew, in the 1970s Rzewski also became interested in Communism and the power of music to express the will of the people, so it is fitting that Rzewski should chose to revisit these two compositions. 1974s Thalmann Variations was written to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the death of Ernst Thalmann, the Secretary General of the German Communist Party, and is based on a popular German Workers Movement song (1934s Thalmann Song), while We Sing For the Future is a solo piano piece meant to convey the struggle of young people in an imperialist world. It was written in 1981, the year Cardew - who by this time was an active member of the Communist Party - was mysteriously killed in a hit and run accident in London." -Doxy.

Artist: CCMC
Title: Volume 5 - Without Song
Format: LP
Label: Music Gallery Editions
Country: Canada
Price: $22.00
"From 1974 until the early 1980s CCMC played at least two concerts a week, most of which took place in their own venue, The Music Gallery, in Toronto. The band was and continues to be a "free music orchestra" devoted to spontaneous composition. One look at the cover of the Vol 1 LP and its apparent that CCMC are not your typical hippy free-rock group, slick-suited jazz cats, nor tweed academic weekend composers. In fact, CCMC never really look like typical musicians at all, but rather like visual artists, family men, scholars, Canucks, ecologists, sculptors and radical adults they are. Similarly, their sound can never really be pinned down in the way that other devotees of "free" music usually are; never as dogmatic as AMM, as angry as American free jazz, as bleak as Japanese free jazz or as humorless as European free improv. CCMC are as comfortable playing toys and melodies as they were noise electronics and torrential freak-outs. In the truest sense CCMC were sonic explorers devoted to spontaneous free music, uninhibited by any restriction, be it melody, silence, genre, volume or instrumentation.
Recorded in January 1980, almost one year after Free Soap, Vol 5. Without a Song seems instilled with a new sense of humour and adventure. The LP finds the group quoting from lounge piano ballads one moment, whimsical comedy soundtracks the next and then lifting off into a full force freakout. The dynamics are incredible, with the band achieving the kind of volcanic volume associated with Japanese noise groups almost 15 years later, followed by passages of serene beauty and near silent micro-dynamics. Its a truly enlightening ride, one that provides startling new insights on every listen." - B. Hocura.

"We would all be playing simultaneously and relationships would appear in equal and respectful side by side running not in commentary, not in fugues/imitations, not in accompaniments, not in team-work but in togetherness of our individual, ultimately alone lives. Being Together. … Sometimes with the CCMC the ensemble "running" … transcends the pack and the sound becomes so full, so charged, that it becomes a floating speeding electrical cloud. One cant tell what one is playing but one feels it to be ecstatically part of the Unity, one cant account for where any of the sounds are coming from, theyve all become one. Its an Eternity. This happened during a concert in Vancouver. I felt myself floating and the sound became visible light." - Michael Snow.

Sealed copies of this 1980 release on the legendary Music Gallery Editions label (David Rosenboom, Peggie Sampson, John Oswald, Glass Orchestra, Lubomyr Melnyk, Nihilist Spasm Band, etc..).

Casey Sokol: piano, Cat synthesizer, beer bottle, harmonica
Michael Snow: piano, trumpet, Cat synthesizer, percussion, tube-a-phone
Nobuo Kubota: ratchet, whistles, cymbals, drums, crackle box, alto sax, C.B. receiver, glockenspiel, flexitone, plastic tube with sax mouthpiece, comic contrapuntal cowbell, shell casings
Al Mattes: Buchla synthesizer, marimba, bells, cymbals, bass, shell casings, horns, marimba, duck
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Artist: CIULLINI, DANIELE
Title: Domestic Exile Collected Works 82-86
Format: LP
Label: Ecstatic
Country: USA
Price: $21.00
“Ecstatic presents an expanded reissue of Italian mail artist Daniele Ciullinis 1983 self-released cassette Domestic Exile. Hailing from Florence, Ciullini was part of the forward-thinking TRAX collective and its pan-European art and music collaboration network. When asked about the title, Domestic Exile, Ciullini explains, "The music in this cassette was born in a very difficult period of my life. A period marked by a rift with the world. Domestic Exile reflects a time of recession, entrenchment within the walls of a tired soul. Most of the songs are improvised on the spot. Listening to the music today I think this aspect was perhaps naïve. But I enjoyed realizing something very close to my inner state at that moment." Ciullinis music is as sharp and controlled as his elegant photographic images of decadent marble statues, mannequins, and deserted Art Nouveau architecture. The B-side of this reissue consists of tracks originally released on compilations between 1982 and 86, some of which Cuillini describes as "sonic polaroids" in which synthetic sketches and keyboard voices sit side by side with vigorous electro-industrial rhythms and metronomic modified drum machine pulses. His music presciently fuses ambient and industrial, and echoes the synthetic alienation of 8-bit micromusic, the melodic wave sounds of Young Marble Giants, and even proto-shoegaze guitar ("Soft Marble"), as well as hints of drone music (the magmatic loops of "Bloody Machine"). Made with Boss DR-55 and Roland TR-606 drum machines, EMS Synthi AKS modular synthesizer, Roland TB-303 bass synthesizer, Yamaha CS-5 and Casio VL-1 synthesizers, Teac A-103 tape deck, Akai 4000-DS MK-II reel-to-reel tape machine, Fender Stratocaster electric guitar, and Pioneer MA-62 mixer. For fans of Chris Carter, Merzbow, Suicide, Minimal Wave,Cabaret Voltaire, Mika Vainio, Tasaday, and Nurse With Wound. This edition includes extensive liner notes by Vittore Baroni, TRAX co-founder, musician, journalist, and active figure in mail art circles. Mastered by Not Waving.” - Ecstatic.

Artist: COLTRANE, ALICE
Title: A Monastic Trio
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
"Born Alice McLeod into a musical Detroit family, Alice Coltrane began playing piano at age seven and later studied with Bud Powell in Paris. Upon returning to the States, she joined vibraphonist Terry Gibbs group and eventually shared a bill with the John Coltrane Quartet. In 1965 the two wed in Juárez, Mexico, and played alongside one another until her husbands last performance in May, 1967. A Monastic Trio, created in the year following her husbands passing, is Coltranes first recording as a band leader and features six original compositions. While Johns spirit can be felt throughout -- from the song titles (Ohnedaruth was his adopted Hindu name) to the personnel (Jimmy Garrison, Rashied Ali, and Pharaoh Sanders were frequent collaborators) -- the album showcases Alices immense talent for fusing spiritual free-jazz and new-age with classical, Eastern, post-bop and gospel. As the late Amiri Baraka writes, "I Want to See You" is a monastic piano concerto. With echoes of Europe... it has a solemnity and majesty to it.... Yes, monastic is the word. The piano broods in its earth imagination." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: CONSUMER ELECTRONICS
Title: Repetition Reinforcement
Format: 12"
Label: Diagonal
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
"The long-running alias of former Whitehouse agitator Philip Best, and now featuring vocals and music by Sarah Froelich and n0!se pioneer Russell Haswell, Consumer Electronics hold steadfast to an unflinching observation of, and reflection on, contemporary British culture, exemplified in the coarse noise techno rants of Estuary English (DPROM 108LP, 2014). On Repetition Reinforcement Best trades the explicit rage of Estuary English for hushed, under-the-skin implication. "Murder the Masters" cuts right to the bone, (w)rapping a disaffected tirade in deeply unsettling, over-the-shoulder tones, skeletal techno kicks, and clammy atmospheres. On "Alien Existence," Best shares vocals with Froelich in a probing dialectic of sexual politics smeared against sagging kicks and looking-glass synth discord." - Diagonal.

Artist: CORSANO/OKKYUNG LEE/BILL NACE, CHRIS
Title: Live at Stone
Format: LP
Label: Open Mouth
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Chris Corsano: drums; Okkyung Lee: cello; Bill Nace: electric guitar. Recorded May 10 2014 by Chris Corsano. Cover art by Bill Nace. Covers screened by Alan Sherry. #d edition of 300." - Open Mouth.

Artist: ELIAS HULK
Title: Unchained
Format: LP
Label: Sommor
Country: Spain
Price: $27.00
"As an addition to the first pressing we did, this pressing has a repro of the original promo poster. (We did NOT intentionally do this, we just did not have access to the poster back then!) A classic in the collecting circuit since ages, the sole release by UK group Elias Hulk was out in 1970 on the Youngblood label. Raw hard-rock, adding some Eastern and blues-rock elements as well. First-ever licensed vinyl reissue, pressed on 180 gram vinyl in a one-off 500 copies pressing. Insert with photos and extensive liners by Andy Morten." -Sommor.

Artist: EMBRYO
Title: Opal
Format: LP + CD
Label: Mirumir
Country: Russian Federation
Price: $27.00
"Originally released in 1970 on the Ohr label, Opal is the debut album from Munich jazz-rock legends Embryo. Falling somewhere between the krautrock groove of Can and the jazz-rock experimentalism of Bitches Brew, Opal laid the foundation for the mind expanding world-rock-fusion that was soon to come from Christian Burchard and company. This reissue contains You Better Have Some Fun taken from the same session, originally not included into the album." - Mirumir.

Artist: ENEMA SYRINGE
Title: Bögens Massage Institut
Format: LP
Label: Ultra Eczema
Country: Belgium
Price: $24.00
"this is a collection of rare and unreleased tracks by these crazed heavy industrialised weirdos from sweden! all recorded between 1986 and 1988. originally formed in 85 by kai parviainen and mats lundberg (who later got replaced by landgang) ENEMA SYRINGE played heavy monotone simple noise industrial the way it should be done; straight forward, loud, heavy and simple!! brutal toy synths and repetitive beats dominate the whole recorded archive and the few live sets this duo did, spiced with horrific sounding lyrics in swedish (usually about funnier things then the usual industrial fan would hope for like farts, massage shops, etc..) all of the tracks on this lp are recorded without any mixing possibilty straight onto two channels with a marrantz amp and a tape deck, prophet one, casio RZ1 drummachine, casio toy synth, an old rhythm box and vocals thu headphones and a crappy mike! these beats are the best fist in the airpumpers ever, reminding of early throbbing gristle, club moral or more recent wolf eyes and meerk puffy! the lp comes with liner notes by kai parviainen, a discography, and is completely remastered. artwork by dennis tyfus limited to 400 copies"- Ultra Eczema.
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Artist: ESPLENDOR GEOMETRICO
Title: Nador
Format: LP + 7"
Label: Geometrik
Country: Spain
Price: $26.00
"Geometrik presents the first vinyl edition of Esplendor Geométricos Nador, originally released by Dirk Ivens Daft Records on CD in 1995. Fans of Esplendor Geométrico have been waiting eagerly for this reissue of Nador, a collection of alternate takes and otherwise unreleased tracks recorded in 1988 and 89, one of the duos best creative periods. Includes tracks recorded in the Sheikh Aljama (GR 2116CD/GR 2131LP) and Arispejal Astisaró (GR 2117CD/GR 2132LP) period, an especially interesting time when the unique and characteristic rhythmic-industrial EG style, developed throughout the 80s, turned more minimalistic, schematic, cold, and rough, with sporadic influences from Arabic music and rhythms. Minimalist structures in a strikingly modern approach. This edition includes an LP with the first seven tracks from the original CD and a 7" with the original CDs final two tracks. Remastered in 2014 by Alek Stark at Fundamental Audio." - Geometrik.

Artist: FONTAINE, BRIGITTE
Title: Comme a la Radio
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Featuring ARESKI BELKACEM and ART ENSEMBLE OF CHICAGO, Comme a la Radio is the sophomore album in BRIGITTE FONTAINEs prolific career. While her debut, Brigitte Fontaine Est...Folle, is a unique take on French chanson, here the Art Ensemble provides the perfect setting for Fontaines exploration of free-verse poetry. Often arrhythmic and spoken, her vocals command the same spontaneity and grace that her collaborators applied to their instruments. The albums eight-minute title track sets the tone: a sparse bass line keeps time as Fontaine dances around stabs of flute and trumpet. On "Tanka II," named for a form of concise Japanese poetry, Areski (who provides percussion throughout) plays hand-drums atop flurries of bass as Fontaine coos and whispers pensively, gradually uttering controversial phrases. "LEte LEte" centers around a repeated motif with individual lines of high-pitched melody on a bed of muted horns. Each track is its own world, with Fontaines incredible range, both in style and substance, acting as the glue between the immense talent involved. The overall effect is chilling, and it is no surprise that Comme a la Radio is often cited as Fontaines best known work." - Superior Viaduct.
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Artist: G*PARK
Title: Sub
Format: Double CD
Label: 23Five
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"MARC ZEIERs first major album since the cryptic electro-acoustic Reuters (Tochnit Aleph 2008) is a sprawling masterpiece of modern day musique concrete, reflecting the early pioneers use of razor cut tape with a grandiose revelation of an existential horror. Zeier describes is as a manifestation of amorphous conditions that lead to (or interfere with) representational forms or states of being. For every malignant drone and turgid thrum, Zeier punctures fluttering, frozen methane surfaces with jagged incisions, pneumatic hammerings, and decompressed gasps. This fragmented punctuation is a signature to the G*PARK aesthetic, used effectively in mapping clinical situations turned septic. The exact nature of the sound object is informed more by a shadowy deconstruction than by a direct representation, thrust into an absurd existence as an abomination, a violation, a monster." -23Five.

Artist: GAL, SHARON
Title: Melancholic
Format: 7"
Label: American Tapes
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"Hold on now, MOUTH CRAZY og member UK sharon gal in crazy double sided single of wacko grey day inverse ADULT CONTEMPORARY personal INZANITY..... Side one is super strange electronics and crazed vox, side two super downer Robert Wyatt cover..... super affective claustrophobia audio creeper.... editon of 100." - American Tapes.
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Artist: GAUSSIAN CURVE
Title: Clouds
Format: LP
Label: Music From Memory
Country: Netherlands
Price: $20.00
"Music from Memorys fourth release sees the Amsterdam-based label taking an exciting sidestep with the release of Clouds. Its the debut album from Gaussian Curve, a collaboration between Italian ambient pioneer Gigi Masin, Land of Lights Jonny Nash, and Marco Sterk (also known as Young Marco). The trio came together during a weekend-long recording session in April, 2014, with no preconceived ideas. Developed around improvised jams, the eight tracks on the album are all single-take live recordings. The three musicians succeed in developing a musical language all of their own, with Gigi Masin on Rhodes and piano; Jonny Nash on guitar, melodica, synths, and trumpet; and Marco Sterk on synths, rhythmic structures, and production duties. Recorded in the heart of Amsterdams red-light district, the album reflects the unusually warm spring and the buzz from the open windows that filled the derelict downtown studio space during that particular weekend. And on the more introverted late-night compositions, the music quietly soars, reflecting the brooding melancholy of an evening in that particular part of the city. Clouds is a simple, heartfelt record of an inspired meeting of unique souls in unique surroundings." - Music From Memory.
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Artist: GIRLS NAMES/BRILLIANT COLORS
Title: I Lose/You Win
Format: 7
Label: Slumberland
Country: USA
Price: $4.00
"GIRLS NAMES formed in Belfast in January 2009 with their first gig booked before the duo had even played together. In their short existence, theyve quickly streamlined their sound, forging a self-styled "disposable noise pop" reminiscent of the 80s shadow world of Black Tambourine and Felt. Theyve been prolific, too, honing their sound over the course of several releases, including an EP on Captured Tracks and a mini-album on Tough Love. "I Lose" represents the next step in their evolution. Marking the first time Girls Names has recorded as a three-piece, the track is driven by an insistent cyclical riff, punctuated by CATHAL CULLYs deceptively assured croon. San Franciscos BRILLIANT COLORS have staked-out a unique spot in the indie music landscape, inspired in equal parts by post-punk DIY fervor and the spiky pop of C86 and early Flying Nun / Creation label output. Their 2009 album Introducing combined guitar buzz with dreamy melodies and rushing rhythms, forming a startling blend of The Dils and Shop Assistants. Driven by an absurdly catchy vocal melody and the bands now trademark distorted guitars, "You Win" (recorded by TY SEGALL) is another anthem in Brilliant Colors ever-growing catalog, offering a superb taster for their new album, due Spring 2011." -Slumberland
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Artist: GNOD
Title: INGNODWETRUST
Format: LP
Label: Rocket Recordings
Country: UK
Price: $24.00
"Brothers and sisters, to prepare ourselves to celebrate the sacred mysteries of Gnod, let us call to mind our sins. We believe in one Gnod, Gnod Almighty, makers of heavy black slab on Earth. We believe in one Chord, seamless, sublime, the one and only sound of Gnod, eternally begotten of the marcher. Gnod from Gnod, light from light, true Gnod from true Gnod, begotten, not made, of one Being with the maker; through Them all riffs were played. For us and for our salvation They came down from Manchester; by the power of Tonys (un)limit, They came to reincarnate and made the last discod beat. Tonys First Communion, if you choose to be blessed by this record, is the first reception of the Sacrament on vinyl; this long-standing favorite has been celebrated over centuries of incarnations and Rocket are proud to release its rite of passage. The ceremony of this Communion lasts 20 minutes and 2 seconds. On the second side, Gnod rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; They ascended into noise upon this Earth and were seated at the right hand of the Vatican. This 13-minute holy doctrine sees Gnod take away the sins of the world; it cleanses the incense (the in-sense-out-sense) from the all-seeing (third) eye, like a Faustian Butthole Surfers sharing bread with Shit & Shine and John Carpenter turning water into wine. Some ceremonies owe their institution to purely physical reason; for Gnod, its the mystical reason that They represent. INGNODWETRUST is founded on honor and soul, They for one are finally washing their hands with downcast eyes." - Rocket Recordings.
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Artist: GRUPPO DI IMPROVVISAZIONE NUOVA CONSONANZA
Title: Eroina
Format: LP
Label: Holidays
Country: Italy
Price: $28.00
"There are still so many treasures to be discovered out there, but when one finds a gem like this, one can put the research on hold for a little while and give it a deep listen. Recorded at Fono Roma in 1971, Eroina is a series of haunting improvisations -- each one inspired by the effects of a different drug -- made of whirling electronic glitches, skronky horns, pounded piano, funky drums, and weird tape experiments. The best drone/spaced-/drugged-out free music performed by the legendary ensemble of Ennio Morricone, Mario Bertoncini, Egisto Macchi, Bruno Battisti DAmario, Franco Evangelisti, and Walter Bianchi. A timeless masterpiece available for the first time on vinyl. Limited to 400 copies." - Holidays.

Artist: HAACK, BRUCE
Title: Electric Lucifer Book II (In Which Lucifer Tempts Jesus of Nazareth)
Format: LP
Label: Telephone Explosion
Country: Canada
Price: $22.00
"The original Electric Lucifer was released back in 1970, and basically invented electronic music as we now know it. Bruce Haack was ahead of the entire electronic music game! Over the years, that album has been hailed as one of the most important in modern music, and is seen as a sacred thing to many, many music nerds. What a lot of people dont know is that Bruce Haack continued to make amazing music well after Electric Lucifer, and a decade later actually recorded a follow up, aptly titled Electric Lucifer Book II. Tragically, this absolute gem was not released upon original completion, and has never been given the proper North American vinyl treatment...UNTIL NOW!" - Telephone Explosion.

Artist: HAMA
Title: Torodi
Format: LP
Label: Sahel Sounds
Country: USA
Price: $21.00
"Futuristic synthesizer interpretations of Tuareg folklore. Pulsing keys, pitch bends, and crashing drum loops combine in a singular sound from underground Niamey based composer Hama. Eclectic convergence of Maghrebi pop, Tuareg guitar, and Detroit techno, transmitting Tuareg guitar into the 21st Century. Limited edition of 500 with screenprinted covers." - Sahel Sounds.
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Artist: HILLS
Title: Live
Format: LP
Label: Cardinal Fuzz
Country: UK
Price: $24.00
"Cardinal Fuzz are proud to present from Gothenburg, Sweden, HILLS. Hills offer up two side long jams-each 15 minutes in length that channel the repetition of The Velvet Underground / Parson Sound, Terry Riley influenced meditations and add Ron Asheton atonal Fuzz. The spirit of Bo Anders Persson is kept alive and captured within the grooves of this wonderful vinyl. Hills got together to make music that focuses on the grooves, sounds and rhythms rather than classical songwriting structures. They are heavily dependent on improvisation, which creates a meditative space without rules. Hills give us two sides of ecstatic, ritualistic hyp-no-monotony. Originally a mega limited cassette only release, Hills have recorded a whole new side exclusively for Cardinal Fuzz. This is ahead of their upcoming release on Rocket Recordings." - Cardinal Fuzz. Edition of 400.
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Artist: ICECROSS
Title: S/T
Format: LP
Label: Rockadrome
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
"40th anniversary of 1973 Icelandic hard rock underground monster thats been the target of record collectors for nearly three decades. Carefully re-mastered for pristine sound that lays waste to all the bootlegs that have come before. Includes 12" x 12" insert with liner notes, clippings and photographs, and an 11" x 17" poster featuring cover art and band photos celebrating the 40th anniversary of this classic heavy rock cult favorite. Includes a quality, poly-lined paper sleeve. For fans of Leaf Hound, Blue Cheer, Elias Hulk, Iron Claw, Jerusalem, Necronomicon, Incredible Hog, Dust, Pentagram, Uriah Heep, High Tide, Flower Travellin Band and the like. Icecross possess a unique and dark sound for their time which reveals influences ranging from Sabbath to Crimson to Blue Oyster Cult and beyond, all melded together in such a way to form their distinct Icecross style. Considered proto-metal by many, though they dont achieve this with a typical smash your face approach. Instead, Icecross unleash some killer inventive guitar sounds by way of Leslie speakers combined with wild ominous bass lines, frantic drumming, spooky effected vocals and splendid use of bow to create a perfect dark heavy guitar album. One of the few, if not the only, Icelandic band inspired by Sabbath at that time." -Rockadrome.

Artist: IDEA FIRE COMPANY
Title: Island of Taste, The
Format: LP
Label: Swill Radio
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"IFCO follows up our highly ignored Stranded LP with an equally, if not more so, strong statement. Core members Karla Borecky and Scott Foust are joined by an all-star cast: Meara OReilly and Jessi Leigh Swenson from Stranded, as well as Frans de Waard, Graham Lambkin, and Dr. Timothy Shortell. The Island Of Taste depicts a manoeuvre in which the beauty becomes more beautiful as the desperation becomes more desperate. A stark and romantic mission to the rocks. Lavish package featuring an excellent Karla cover painting as well as a booklet presented as a set of 5 x 7 art cards with another Karla painting, band photos, and an essay of mine. Perhaps The Island Of Taste is the first LP to make explicit a certain nostalgia for itself. Along with The Shadow Rings Swill Radio trilogy (Lighthouse, Lindus, Im Some Songs), Id put IFCOs trilogy (Anti-Natural, Stranded, The Island Of Taste) up against anyones three LP run."-Swill Radio.
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Artist: KINK GONG
Title: Xinjiang
Format: LP
Label: Discrepant
Country: UK
Price: $25.00
"Kink Gong aka Laurent Jeanneau is a field recording artist based in Dali, China. He spends his time recording ethnic minority music, mostly in Southeast Asia, and releasing the results on his own CDr label, Kink Gong Recordings, as well as occasionally contributing to Sublime Frequencies compilations. He also composes electronic music that includes and transforms those recordings. For Xinjiang, Jeanneau based his soundscape around the recordings he made on a 2009 trip to the frontier region of Northern China, Xinjiang. Spreading from Mongolia to Afghanistan, it is the biggest Chinese province. From various locally made recordings, including Kazakh Dongbra jams, Uyghur Dotar riffs, and various regional radio interferences, Jeanneau constructed a melting pot of ethnic-related weirdness packed with mind-blowing virtuoso recordings. Simple and beautiful, this music makes people fall into visionary reality. Mastered and cut at Dubplates & Mastering by Rashad Becker. All tracks were recorded on location in the ILI prefecture, Xinjiang province, China, by Laurent Jeanneau." - Discrepant.

Artist: KOMODO HAUNTS
Title: Suijin
Format: LP
Label: Aguirre
Country: Belgium
Price: $23.00
“Komodo Haunts is the psychedelic drone solo project of Ollie Tutty(aka Mt. Tjhris), from Lincolnshire, UK. With his music he explores drone structure, sonic textures, meditative zones, and personal fictions. Making use of analog and digital technologies; tape jams playing on human familiarity, natural ambiances, faux-exotica, mythologies, "reality therapy." Taking inspiration from drone masters and new-age wanderers, the Suijin album is all about getting into "the zone" and could be the soundtrack to an unreleased Tarkovsky movie. Building up from a basis of minimalistic stylings in the vein of Terry Rileys Persian Surgery Dervishes and adding rich instrumental and vocal layers later. Notes onSuijin/notes on water: liquid forms; Suijin, the Shinto god of water -- water as a force -- the symbolic status of water -- people-water relationship. Instruments range from shifting tape loops to reverb-laden electric guitar and dark synths, human voice, wind, distorted bass, ceramic ocarina, acoustic strings, processed electronics, and oscillating waves. Artwork by Tutty. Glossy finishing. Limited to 250 copies.” - Aguirre.

Artist: L., MARCELLVS
Title: Klavierwellen
Format: LP
Label: Tochnit Aleph
Country: Germany
Price: $22.00
““KLAVIERWELLEN (Piano Waves)” was recorded on November 4th, 2010 in the lagoons of Venice with a grand piano in an upside down position being transported on a small boat. Two contact and two omnidirectional microphones were positioned on the soundboard of the grand piano to record the resonances of the strings, waves, motor, boats...the sounds of the environment of the lagoons filtered by the pianos acoustic properties.” - Tochnit Aleph.


Artist: LORENZ, RUDIGER
Title: Southland
Format: LP
Label: Bureau B
Country: Germany
Price: $26.00
“Pressed on 180-gram vinyl. Just when you thought you had heard everything that German electronic music of the 1980s had to offer, up pops an artist who has resolutely stayed off the radar all these years, in spite of having a discography which lists no less than 18 albums. (Hobby) musician Rüdiger Lorenz, a pharmacist by trade, completed an album almost every year beginning in the early 1980s, first as limited runs of two to three hundred on cassette, then switching to vinyl in 1983, and CD in 1990. His last album was released in 1998. Two years later Lorenz died -- unexpectedly and far too soon. In his youth, Lorenz became familiar with bands like Kraftwerk, NEU!, Can, and Cluster. These bands had a lasting influence on his relationship with music, guiding him toward electronica. Electronic music carried a huge practical advantage for Lorenz in pursuing his craft: he was by nature more of a loner, rather than someone who fed off the group dynamic of playing in a band. Soon after purchasing his first synthesizer set-up he quit his band and installed a studio of sorts in his living room. In 1981 he released his first cassette album. Initially intended merely as something to be handed out to friends, the music was surprisingly well received, encouraging Lorenz to persevere. Year in, year out. After work and on weekends. Most copies were sold in the USA. His synthesizer collection grew larger, containing kit pieces, home-made elements, and newly purchased units. One of his own creations, the Loran Modular synthesizer, even found its way into various synthesizer lexica. Lorenz, however, was by no means a classic electronics tinkerer. His technical skills were limited to soldering, as he admitted in a radio interview for HR3, the only interview he ever gave. Southland was created in 1984 and perfectly encapsulates the two facets that dominated German electronic music at that time: on the one hand, poppy, at times absurd tracks, informed by such pre-NDW (German new wave) musicians as Pyrolator; on the other hand more plangent, spherical music echoing Tangerine Dream and the like. His son Tim, thirteen then (now a member of Andreas Doraus live ensemble), can be heard speaking a few lines into a vocoder on "Strange Feelings," and later, as a graphic design student, Tim prepared artwork for his fathers releases.” - Bureau B.

Artist: MAERCKS, OWEN
Title: Teenage Sex Therapist (Colored Vinyl)
Format: LP
Label: Feeding Tube
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
2015 repress on maroon-and-red-swirl vinyl; includes booklet, lyric sheets, and download code. Edition of 500. "Owen Maerckss Teenage Sex Therapist LP is one of the forgotten twisted pop masterpieces of the Twentieth Century. Owen had been in Monster Island with Henry Kaiser, who proposed he do a solo album or his songs. Henry had moved back west by this time, so Owen went out and recorded this album there. Henry produced, and added amazing horn parts by Jon Oswald, Larry Ochs, and John Gruntfest. In 1978, the album was mixed, pressed, and distributed exclusively to radio stations, record labels, and the like, in hopes of getting Owen signed. The music didnt fit any extant pigeonhole, however, so no deal was in the offing. About the only note of its passing was made by an A&R guy at Elektra, who swiped the arrangement (and lyric rearrangement) of Little Black Egg (originally by The Nightcrawlers) for use by his protégées, The Cars. Well, fuck them. Teenage Sex Therapist is ripe with jaw-drop moves. Flashes of Eno, Beefheart, Lou Reed, The Bonzos, and various of Owens other obsessions fight each other for air time. And everyone goes away a winner. If this one doesnt make your teeth wiggle, you need a new jaw." - Byron Coley, 2014.

Artist: MASIN, GIGI
Title: Talk To The Sea
Format: Double LP
Label: Music From Memory
Country: Netherlands
Price: $32.00
"The highly-anticipated second release from the Music From Memory label takes you into the world of Italian musician Gigi Masin. Part of only a small and very much underground music scene in his hometown of Venice, Gigi Masin self-released two modestly pressed LPs, Wind (1986) and Wind Collector (1991), and appeared alongside Charles Hayward for the Sub Rosa compilation LP Les Nouvelles Musiques De Chambre Volume 2 (1988). Having met with little commercial success in Italy at the time, Gigi Masins solo albums remained for the most part totally unknown. His music has though in recent years, and seemingly by pure word of mouth, developed almost something of a cult following. Gigi Masins uniquely intricate and at times deeply emotive compositions take the listener into a realm of contemplation, a spellbound mind state where time and space appear to dissolve. His sparse and hypnotic often loop-based compositions seem to draw parallels with Detroit technos earliest beginnings, all at once conjuring those same feelings of both melancholic longing and ecstatic joy. With access to Masins large body of work, far greater than that of the handful of released recordings, Music From Memorys new compilation covers a period of over 30 years, from the mid-1980s up until recent works. Including 17 compositions, most of which have remained unreleased or unavailable until now, Talk to the Sea aims to shine a light on Gigi Masins unique and heartfelt talent. This is electronic music from the soul." - Music From Memory.
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Artist: MUTAMASSIK
Title: Symbols Follow
Format: LP
Label: Discrepant
Country: UK
Price: $28.00
"FILE UNDER: AfrabiroQ.+Martial MelanQ.+Qubti FunQ.+... Mutamassik aka Giulia Loli: producer, musician, improviser, artist, synesthete. The follow-up to 2012s Rekkez (ini.itu). "...uneasy... uncompromising... unapologetic" --Sam Davies, The Wire. "Deftly maneuvering the space between tradition and innovation, acoustic and digital, familiar and unexpected" --Okay Africa. "The headiness of the treated strings and clattering percussion sets her mixes apart from anyone culling beats" --Owen Strock, CMJ. "From the jungles of Brooklyn to a cave in the mountains of Italy via Cairo; Mutamassik keeps relocating headquarters for immigrant punkjaw revolution" --Anna Gavanas. MELANQOL BAROQUE parq dunq ARABIFIED SWAMP MUSIC darq punq QUBTI BEATS in addition to transcendental sonic experiments. From liner notes: "There born the excitement, from the loins of broken gear and deft midwife. Music for disinfection, in order to heal. To build a dream on. Because before we or they or us learned to ignite and harness fire existed. It only let us. Aggressive Atheists are being used to show how inevitable structured reverence is by inadvertently establishing their own religion by way of dogma, righteous conviction, intellectual punishment, headed by scientists as the new priests, technology as the ritual tool of salvation. With or without their knowing it Religious Zealots are being used to martyr their own religions on altars of utter faithlessness by carrying out just icing, consequentially projecting an image of a weak, untrustworthy god. With or without their knowing it." "Plosive polyrhythmic instinct deep cut with ancient future inscriptions fashioned by hand -- unfashionably -- beveled metal revealing wood grain anima(l). Proof of origin. Lines of red paint on volcanic rock. Syncopathic shimmering soundtrack + magnetic tension. Symph slam somber chroma + hymns. Melancholic and sanguine and faith. Purposeful Anachronism for new dance. New spirituals." - Mutamassik.

Artist: NDIKHO XABA AND THE NATIVES
Title: Ndikho Xaba And The Natives
Format: CD
Label: Matsuli Music
Country: UK
Price: $24.00
"Ndikho Xaba was born in 1934 in Pietermaritzburg, KZN, South Africa. For thirty-four years -- 1964 ?1998 -- he lived in exile in the US, Canada and Tanzania. Originally issued by Trilyte Records out of Oakland, California, this 1970 recording is bracing, freewheeling Now Thing, suffused with SA idioms, and focused by a political urgency wiring together US Black Power, Black Aesthetics and the anti-apartheid front-line like nothing else. You can hear Trane from the off -- a spiritual offering to my ancestors -- and plenty of Sun Ra, with whom The Natives several times shared double-bills. (Xaba was to become close with Phil Cohran and the AACM.) Freedom is a gutbucket-soul rendition of the peoples anthem; Nomusa is dedicated to Xabas new wife, a poet and CORE activist from Chicago. The thunderous finale Makhosi features drummer Keita from the West Indies, and Baba Duru, who studied percussion in India, before winding up with Xaba blowing eerily through a horn made from a giant piece of tubular seaweed. Hats off to Matsuli for this outstanding reissue." - Matsuli Music.

Artist: NDIKHO XABA AND THE NATIVES
Title: Ndikho Xaba And The Natives
Format: LP
Label: Matsuli Music
Country: UK
Price: $50.00
Gatefold LP version. "Ndikho Xaba was born in 1934 in Pietermaritzburg, KZN, South Africa. For thirty-four years -- 1964 ?1998 -- he lived in exile in the US, Canada and Tanzania. Originally issued by Trilyte Records out of Oakland, California, this 1970 recording is bracing, freewheeling Now Thing, suffused with SA idioms, and focused by a political urgency wiring together US Black Power, Black Aesthetics and the anti-apartheid front-line like nothing else. You can hear Trane from the off -- a spiritual offering to my ancestors -- and plenty of Sun Ra, with whom The Natives several times shared double-bills. (Xaba was to become close with Phil Cohran and the AACM.) Freedom is a gutbucket-soul rendition of the peoples anthem; Nomusa is dedicated to Xabas new wife, a poet and CORE activist from Chicago. The thunderous finale Makhosi features drummer Keita from the West Indies, and Baba Duru, who studied percussion in India, before winding up with Xaba blowing eerily through a horn made from a giant piece of tubular seaweed. Hats off to Matsuli for this outstanding reissue." - Matsuli Music.

Artist: NOAHLEWIS MAHLON TAITS
Title: Gift from Noahlewis Mahlon Taits
Format: CD
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $19.00
"Gift from Noahlewis Mahlon Taits, which was previously issued on vinyl LP by EM Records in November 2012 (EM 1100LP), is now finally available on CD with three additional tracks, a new track sequence, and new cover art. The band has a unique place in the current Japanese music scene; a hard-to-classify blend of original compositions (swinging garage-sax swagger, serpentine accordion/musical saw funk, pensive sky musings) and well-chosen covers, acclaimed (Rogers and Hart, Joe Meek) and obscure (lounge wizard Bobby Hammack and 50s pianist/composer Bob Brandt). Recorded in 2011-2014 in Tokyo, this album captures the special Noahlewis Mahlon Taits frontline blend of sax, accordion, and musical saw, joyfully urged on by the rhythm section. This band, so distinct from the mass of typical Tokyo sounds, is intent on pursuing its own musical vision, joyously melodic and defiantly timeless. The 10 songs on this CD, two of which feature vocals from Tomoko Kanda, were previously released this year on an EM 7", are sure to bring a smile to your face, a tap to your toe, and perhaps, a tear to your eye." - EM.

Artist: O1O AKA AYBEE
Title: Futurespective
Format: LP
Label: Further
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Oakland native and Berlin resident Armon Bazile is many things to many people. A deep thinker on the topic of consciousness, as well as a DJ, producer, and label boss. While more commonly known as Aybee for his cosmic house and techno, his o1o alias showcases his abstract leftfield material. "Refuge" features Malena Peréz. Handmade screenprinted sleeve." - Further.

Artist: ODWYER, AINE
Title: Music for Church Cleaners Vol. I and II
Format: Dbl LP
Label: MIE
Country: UK
Price: $29.00
"Over the course of several months, Áine ODwyer was given access to the pipe organ in St Marks Church, Islington, while the cleaners were at work. Primarily a harpist, this was a rare opportunity to grapple with the king of instruments and apply her sense of melodic, structured improvisation in a new context. Since its impossible to exert complete control over such a recording environment, she entered into the sessions with a Cagean mindset, embracing extra-musical sounds. This gave the recordings a unique character and concept. With the door left open to serendipity, it can seem that the sonic environment coalesces in sympathetic harmony. Here, the synth-like whoosh of the vacuum cleaner, a childs laughter, various echoed clatters and chatter become part of the music. Improvised music is inevitably influenced by the presence and expectations of an audience... Áine capitulates to the request from the ladies by not staying on one note for a long time, but already did bring music -- that is, the graphic score reproduced in the gatefold. At the end, we can hear that even the recording device itself is subjected to the relentless advance of church cleaning. The album is multifaceted and conceptually satisfying in many ways. Its simultaneously a series of solo improvisations, a site-specific piece of performance art, rich in chance elements, and even qualifies as a field recording, where the transcendent and menial meet. Despite the absence of cheers and applause, its also a live album. In this new extended incarnation, it becomes almost a kind of minimalist opera, with a subtle plot of polite contention softening amid curiosity about the trumpet that takes us out of this most concrete of recordings with a single psychedelicized blast. Metaphysical themes are hard to avoid using an imposing instrument traditionally intended to inspire them. The titles hint at Áines meditative concerns while playing. Here is an Irish lapsed Catholic mind (as Cranley told Dedalus) supersaturated with the religion it rejects: the double meaning implicit in church cleaning, the forbidden deep sounds, the pensive, often brooding hue of the music itself, heavy in every sense. Throughout I hear the dark depths of thoughtfulness, warmth, and mischievous wit that is quintessentially Áine. Originally released as a cassette on Fort Evil Fruit [in 2012], this expanded vinyl edition features new artwork and doubles the albums length, making for a truly immersive experience" - Paul Condon. Includes download code; housed in a gatefold sleeve.
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Artist: ORCUTT, BILL
Title: Gerty Loves Pussy
Format: LP
Label: Palialia
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
“Solo electric guitar performance recorded at the Brooklyn offices of Triple Canopy magazine, January 2014, as part of their annual marathon reading of Gertrude Steins “The Making of Americans.” Explores the rhythms and repetitions of Steins language using Fender Telecaster, Music Man 100 amplifier and the acoustics of a very small room. Reissue of Palilalia tour tape, PAL-010. Edition of 300.” - Palialia.
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Artist: PALESTINE & RHYS CHATHAM, CHARLEMAGNE
Title: Youuu + Mee = Weee (First)
Format: LP
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $16.00
"Sub Rosa presents Youuu + Mee = Weee (First), a vinyl edition of the first disc of the three CD set Youuu + Mee = Weee (SR 367CD, 2014). Youuu + Mee = Weee is the first recorded collaboration between Charlemagne Palestine and Rhys Chatham. And its precious. Following the musical meetings with Zev (Rubhitbangklanghear Rubhitbangklangear, SR340CD/LP), and with Tony Conrad, these new Sub Rosa sessions create a sort of trilogy. Rhys Chatham began his musical career as a piano tuner for avant-garde pioneer La Monte Young, also working as a harpsichord tuner for Gustav Leonhardt, Rosalyn Tureck, and Glenn Gould. He soon studied under electronic music pioneer Morton Subotnick became a member of Youngs group, The Theater of Eternal Music, during the early 70s. Chatham also played with Tony Conrad in an early version of Conrads group, The Dream Syndicate. In 1971, while still in his teens, Chatham became the first music director at the experimental art space The Kitchen in lower Manhattan. His early works, such as Two Gongs (1971), owed a significant debt to Young and other minimalists. His concert productions included experimenters Maryanne Amacher, Robert Ashley, Philip Glass, Meredith Monk, Pauline Oliveros, Steve Reich, and early alternative rockers such as Fred Frith, Robert Fripp, Arto Lindsay, and John Lurie. He has worked closely with visual artist and musician Robert Longo, particularly in the 1980s, and with visual artist Joseph Nechvatal on an experimental opera called XS: The Opera Opus (1984-6). By 1977, Chathams music had become heavily influenced by punk rock after an experience at an early Ramones concert. He was particularly influential upon the group of artists music critics would label "no wave" in 1978. Members of the New York City noise rock group Band of Susans began their careers in Chathams ensembles; they later performed a cover of Chathams "Guitar Trio" on their 1991 album, The Word and the Flesh. Chatham began playing trumpet in 1983, and his more recent works explore improvisatory trumpet solos employing amplification and effects. Youuu + Mee = Weee (First) features Charlemagne Palestine on Bösendorfer piano, Yamaha organ, and voice and Rhys Chatham on trumpet, loop pedal, and electric guitar. This first edition is pressed on clear red vinyl and limited to 500 copies." - Sub Rosa

Artist: PALESTINE, CHARLEMAGNE
Title: Bells Studies
Format: LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $26.00
“Edition of 400 copies. Includes original photos from the recording sessions. High up in a tower, accessible only by a spiral staircase that led to a concrete platform above the whole city, Charlemagne Palestines "HellsBells" became the sonic mainstay of 53rd Street and 5th Avenue, NYC, from 1963 to 1970. In 1963, while attending The High School of Music & Art in New York, the 15-year-old Palestine was asked if hed be interested in playing a 26-bell carillon at the St. Thomas Episcopal Church. He decided that he loved the voluptuous Taylor bells, and played them every day from 1963 to 1970, when he left New York to study and teach at CalArts. During his time above 53rd and 5th, Palestine became known as the Quasimodo of midtown NYC, and his dissonant and "klanggdedangggebannggg" style of playing attracted a diverse group of fans, from Moondog to John Cage to Tony Conrad, among others. Palestine was able to continue playing his clanging-bell soap operas for seven years, dinggdonggingggg every late afternoon and Sunday mornings. This LP collects some of the most relevant recordings from those early days. Side A presents the complete reel-tape "Bells Studies," an intense, pulsating work in five movements. It begins with slow, hypnotic, large sonorities and accelerates into more dense and maximal explosions. Side B collects some shorter studies: "Bells," the two parts of "Confiscated Bell Tape," and an excerpt from "Dumb Bell Tape." Each track was recorded by the composer in single takes around 1965 and unheard since, until now.” - Alga Marghen.

Artist: PAMI, REIJO
Title: Dreaming Of Being A Tampon
Format: LP
Label: Ultra Eczema
Country: Belgium
Price: $28.00
"only very few people on this planet can get away with what reijo pami usually does, luckily! minimalism has been taken far too serious, though pami single handed succeeds to change the tooth of time by stretching his arms and demanding a bunch of plastic horses to icebear on contact miced wooden tables all over the planet, resulting in revolutionairy simple sound barks! finland is played by reijo pami, the result of left wing parents and children of the revolution refreshing his loud mind. for maximum confusion on most levels, no treatments, no overdubs, no instruments, no money... cheap tapes, open window, some walking. if your body is an elastic you might wanne use it that way too, the muscles of this finnished headbanger are hearable on this lp, bricks are made ON this record, or do you wanne watch tv on this lp, its all possible! chocolate monk and lal lal lal were pioneers in publishing his music earlier, and i am sure this will be the spring hit of 2011! hand spray painted and stuck on cover design, all covers are a little different. limited to 200 copies, no reissues" -Ultra Eczema
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Artist: PARSON SOUND
Title: s/t
Format: Triple LP Box Set
Label: Subliminal Sounds
Country: Sweden
Price: $64.00
"Deluxe triple LP box set. A spectacular archival package of primitive drone and minimalist rock/trance/psych from the Swedish underground -- believe the hype as follows; one of the most memorable audio documents ever. After years of research, Subliminal Sounds is proud to present the nucleus of the Swedish 1960s-70s underground psych rock scene: the legendary Parson Sound. This deluxe 3LP box set presents the most remarkable Swedish underground band, known in a later incarnation and continuation as International Harvester and Trad, Gras och Stenar (trans. "Trees, Grass and Stones"), and features both intricate studio recordings and orgiastic live performances. Parson Sound never released any records in their time and that is why very few have heard about them at all. The recordings date from 1967-1968 while the band explored unknown musical territory as well as inner- and outer space. In 1968, they were invited by Andy Warhol to play at the opening of his exhibition: "Screens, Films, Boxes, Clouds and a Book" at the Museum of Modern Art in Stockholm and they also opened for The Doors. Influenced by the musical concepts of Terry Riley, Parson Sound worked at discovering and perfecting their own unique approach towards the mixing of rock and minimalism, creating some of the most remarkable psych- trance-drone-pre-noise music-rock sounds ever recorded. Parson Sounds music described contexts, interplay and organic growth and shaped a conception of the world in opposition to fragmentation, individual achievements and intellectual construction. This world was to be perceived as one body, a whole of inviolable parts. Their minimalist repetition with slight changes renders associations with slow growth, cyclic process, breathing, pulse, life, movement and machines. This persistent repetition also gives the listener an opportunity to discover the sounds, to meditate, to go into the music and join the same journey. Many times, one can discover a relationship with music of other cultures, and in comparison, the music of the Western world can feel cursory, unreliable -- as a fear of entering deep into feeling. Parson Sounds compositions often consist of harsh structures -- rhythm patterns with ostinato bass, a melodic figure which forms a base for improvisation. Other songs have a more thoroughly-elaborated structure that still leaves room for variation. The moment, the audience, the location formed their music. Their key phrase was "We, Here and Now!" and with time, the music came to have an increasingly religious or shamanistic streak, with more intensity, presence and warmth, striving for euphoria and ecstasy. The bands psychedelic approach is so fresh and vital that it transcends time. Listen to it now! A 3LP with informative, revised liner notes in English and lots of photos." -Subliminal Sounds.

Artist: PROBE 10
Title: There Is a Universe
Format: LP
Label: Lion Productions
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
"Rare private press jazz/space rock album, on reissue wish lists for years. Limited edition of 500 copies. This masterpiece crawled up my spine like a kundalini snake and proceeded to take the top of my head off. Probe 10 are unquestionably linked to a very specifically American form of proto-prog-into-jazz-rock synthesis of the precise sort Elektra Records used to specialize in, from Tim Buckleys Starsailor to David Stoughtons Transformer. Toss in trumpet fanfare laden acid psych straight out of the C.A. Quintet songbook, the riotously melodic and dense brassy arrangements of McLuhan... and... well... hold on to your hookahs!" --Mutant Sounds. "Unique jazz-rock album with major space-rock vibes. You have to love the way the bass counters the effects-laden guitar solos and heavy fuzz. Considering how many loner folk and hard rock private press albums came from the same time period, discovering something this ambitious and unusual is a real kick. Most of the time, it sounds like the worlds best exploito-jazz record, Herb Alpert filtered through Pink Floyd and Quiet Sun" --Acid Archives.
Limited edition 500 copies with insert.

Artist: REICH/ENSEMBLE AVANTGARDE, STEVE
Title: Four Organs/Phase Patterns/Pendulum Music
Format: LP
Label: Karlrecords
Country: USA
Price: $21.00
“Three early compositions (1968-1970) by Steve Reich, one of the most prolific exponents of minimal music, in stunning interpretations by the critically-acclaimed Ensemble Avantgarde. Available on vinyl for the first time ever. Steve Reich (born 1936) is undoubtedly one of the key figures in 20th century contemporary music, and along with Terry Riley or Philip Glass, one of the founding fathers of so-called minimal music. With classics like "18 Musicians," "Drumming," or "Different Trains," the American composer proved himself one of "a handful of living composers who can legitimately claim to have altered the direction of musical history" (The Guardian). The four pieces on this collection date back to the time before his famous masterpieces (1967-1970): "Four Organs" and "Phase Patterns" build on short, repeated patterns that gradually go in and out of phase with each other, creating "a shimmering matrix of sound that is both hypnotic and fascinating in detail" (Allmusic.com) and anticipate Reichs later trademark sound. "Pendulum Music" is a process piece where only a few starting parameters are given: four microphones are suspended within an array of amplifiers and speakers, then set in motion -- the shifts in feedback as they move in space create the music, and the results differ with each new performance (as can be experienced listening to the two versions here). Reichs early works are presented on this LP in stunning interpretations by Leipzig-based Ensemble Avantgarde, whose dedicated, inspired renditions of essential masterpieces of modernism (documented on CDs on reputed labels such as Wergo or Hat Hut Records) won them the Ernst von Siemens Foundation Prize and the Schneider-Schott Prize of Mainz. 180 gram, gatefold sleeve, download code. Ensemble Avantgarde: Steffen Schleiermacher (organ, piano, electronics), Josef Christof (organ, piano), Michael Obst (organ), Klaus Steffes-Holländer (organ), Stefan Stopora (maracas), and Martin Demmler (electronics).” - Karlrecords.

Artist: RILEY & ROBERTO CACCIAPAGLIA ENSEMBLE, TERRY
Title: In C
Format: CD
Label: Mirumir
Country: Russian Federation
Price: $25.00
"A very special and unique performance of Terry Rileys iconic 1964 minimalist piece In C, previously unreleased. Riley and the Roberto Cacciapaglia Ensemble together at the Aterforum festival in Ferrara, Italy, on July 9, 1988." - Mirumir

Artist: RILEY & ROBERTO CACCIAPAGLIA ENSEMBLE, TERRY
Title: In C
Format: Double LP
Label: Mirumir
Country: Russian Federation
Price: $36.00
"A very special and unique performance of Terry Rileys iconic 1964 minimalist piece In C, previously unreleased. Riley and the Roberto Cacciapaglia Ensemble together at the Aterforum festival in Ferrara, Italy, on July 9, 1988." - Mirumir.

Artist: ROSE, JACK
Title: Luck In The Valley
Format: LP
Label: Thrill Jockey
Country: USA
Price: $23.00
"Limited repress of 500 copies on RTI 180 gram vinyl presented in an old-style tip-on jacket with a hand-pasted letterpressed cover. Includes download coupon. Like all pre-war recordings and all of Roses releases, this album was recorded live. It was not created using overdubs but rather by recording a few takes and selecting the best performance out of those. Rose stated, I wanted the songs to have an immediacy and spontaneity as they were being recorded. All the musicians chosen for the record know how to play the songs without overworking the material, but at the same time creating memorable accompaniments on the spot." -Thrill Jockey
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Artist: RUDIMENTARY PENI
Title: Cacophony
Format: LP
Label: Outer Himalayan
Country: UK
Price: $31.00
180 gram black vinyl version. Comes in gatefold jacket with poster, download, and eight page LP-sized booklet. "Clocking in at 43 minutes over 30 tracks, Cacophony is a concept album from Rudimentary Peni, originally released in 1989, now remastered and reissued after being unavailable for 15 years. The album deals with the life of New England horror writer and misanthrope H.P. Lovecraft. Its hailed as a classic benchmark of outsider punk." - Outer Himalayan.
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Artist: RUDIMENTARY PENI
Title: Pope Adrian 37th Psychristiatric
Format: LP
Label: Outer Himalayan
Country: UK
Price: $31.00
"First time ever on vinyl. Comes on 180 gram black vinyl with a gatefold sleeve, full-sized 16 page book of Nick Blinko artwork, a bonus poster, and a digital download code." -Outer Himalayan.
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Artist: SAUCEDO, RICK
Title: Heaven We Blue
Format: Double LP
Label: Guerssen
Country: Spain
Price: $35.00
"First ever legit vinyl reissue of Rick Saucedos mind-expanding, one-man, multi-tracked private press miracle in sound from 1978. Master tape sound; original artwork; includes insert with interview with Saucedo and detailed liner notes by Jeremy Cargill (Got Kinda Lost/Ugly Things). Heaven Was Blue drifts in the same sonic milieu as fellow travelers in 60s square peg joy Darius, Marcus, D.R. Hooker (without the lounge allusions), or late period psych adventurers Michael Angelo and Bobb Trimble -- and his concentration and vision equals or exceeds these international underground heroes. Rick Saucedo is an internationally-known Elvis tribute artist, actor, and singer-songwriter from Chicago. In 1978, after some years of doing his Elvis show, he decided he wanted to have his own identity, and recorded an album with his own songs, influenced by The Beatles and Pink Floyd. All instruments on the album were played by Rick with help from a couple of friends. Songs like "Reality," which was written in a graveyard just after the passing of Mr. Presley, or "In My Mind," which dates back to 1967, written just after Sgt. Pepper had come out, are prime examples of dreamy acid psych with Lennon-esque vocals, lysergic guitars, and studio effects. Theres also a couple of fuzz rockers with a strong 50s vibe, and then theres the album centerpiece: the impressive 18-minute "Heaven Was Blue" suite, which Rick envisioned as an "acid trip dream." In words of Patrick Lundborg, "Saucedo pulls it off. Somehow like how you turn the wheels on a kaleidoscope, new melodies, guitar figures and arrangements emerge out of the old ones every three minutes, each sequence more swirling and enchanting that the last, with a sense of progression throughout." This expanded reissue offers a full extra album of bonus tracks: "Oh My God" was the conclusion to "Reality" and "In My Mind," recorded in 1978 but omitted from the original album at the last moment. Previously unreleased on vinyl until now. "Baby in the Sand" and "It Burns Again Today" were written during the Heaven Was Blue sessions but went unrecorded until 1991; theyre terrific sitar-drenched melodic psych in the same vein as the original album. Previously unreleased on vinyl until now. And theres also both sides of the post-album single Reality/History Makin - Country Shakin, which featured different mixes and an alternate mix of "Reality." These tracks were originally released as promo 45s in very limited quantities." - Guerssen.

Artist: SHIT AND SHINE
Title: 54 Synth-Brass, 38 Metal Guitar, 65 Cathedral
Format: LP
Label: Rocket Recordings
Country: UK
Price: $26.00
"Taking the repetitive rhythmic drive of krautrock and marrying it to a percussive Butthole Surfers-style strain of acidic intensity, Shit and Shine have carved out a unique niche for themselves as one of the most unpredictable and -- occasionally -- outright unpleasant outfits in living memory. Like a robot Can-Hawkwind hybrid in a Philip K. Dick future, reassembling disco, abstract electronica, and noise rock into elegant new shapes, Shit and Shine furrow brows and fry synapses in equal measure. In spite of 54 Synth-Brass, 38 Metal Guitar, 65 Cathedral boasting a leaner, sleeker attack than before -- partly informed by the bands 2013 and 14 releases on Powells Diagonal (including DIAG 012CD/LP) -- the same sense of gleeful perversity is abundant, and the same twisted humor ingrained in these grotesque and hypnotic grooves. Where there is rock within the album, its essence is morphed and feverishly formulated into extraterrestrial aural landscapes, as on the opening "Electric Pony 2," which lurches forth like Chrome alchemically reassembling the disembodied spirit of Marc Bolan in a scrapyard trash compactor. Elsewhere, specters of smooth jazz fusion lock horns with the against-the-grain approach of Aphex Twin and circular necro-Necks grooves are beset by demons. And the abstract funk of "Love Your Hair -- Hope You Win!" locks a Larry Graham-style groove in a vortex of digital disorientation. Brandishing an intimidating psychic attack and equipped as ever with both nameless menace and savage wit, rarely has a band made sounding so wrong sound so right." - Rocket.

Artist: SPECTRE
Title: Ruff Kutz
Format: Double LP
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $29.00
"Double LP pressed on 140-gram vinyl. PAN digs into the archives of WordSound label founder Skiz Fernando Jr. (aka Spectre) to reissue for the first time his 1998 experimental hip-hop mixtape, Ruff Kutz, originally released as an extremely limited edition cassette. A definitive mixtape featuring hits, remixes, previously unreleased tracks, and dub-plate specials from Sensational, Mr. Dead, Bill Laswell, Jungle Brothers, Kevin Martin, and many more. The early 90s witnessed a spike in mutant strains of future dub. In Bristol, trip-hop and jungle were on the rise; in Manhattan it was noise and breakbeat. But in Brooklyn, hip-hop experimentation was gaining momentum, led by Skizs independent label WordSound. With support from Bill Laswell, WordSound charted the experimental edge of hip-hop and dub, taking equal inspiration from Bronx rap and Jamaican roots music as they pioneered a lo-fi sound both primal and futuristic. By the turn of the decade, the combination of dub, ambient, and hip-hop aesthetics had been baptized by The Wire magazine as "illbient" -- a short-lived classification now being exhumed in the form of Spectres obscure mixtape, Ruff Kutz. Ruff Kutz revisits the years between 1994 and 98, a formative era for WordSound and experimental beats in general. The original cassette, according to Skiz, was composed of alternative mixes, obscure beats, and unreleased tracks and edits. Unsigned material from Dubadelic (supergroup of Bill Laswell, Ted Parsons, DXT, and others), rapper Sensational, Kevin "The Bug" Martins Techno Animal project, Professor Shehab as his lyrical alter-ego Psycho Priest, Djini Brown, Mr. Dead of the Metabolics, Doc Israel, Scotty Hard, and Slotek all appear throughout this vinyl reissue, fully mastered for the first time from the original DAT tapes in their original sequence. Mastered and cut at Dubplates & Mastering." - Pan.

Artist: SUN ARAW & M. GEDDES GENGRAS MEET THE CONGOS
Title: Icon Give Thank & Icon Eye
Format: LP/DVD
Label: Rvng International
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"For the ninth volume of FRKWYS, a music and film series pairing contemporary artists with those that may have preceded them in style and / or approach, Sun Araw and M. Geddes Gengras meet legendary dub reggae group The Congos in St. Catherine, Jamaica and create the full-length album,ICON GIVE THANK. In conjunction, RVNG will release ICON EYE, a feature film documenting the young musicians time spent living and learning The Congos way. "In hindsight, the FRKWYS Vol. 9 timeline takes on dream-like qualities. In a matter of months, the idea for the collaboration was divinely inspired, The Congos reassembled in their original formation, and Sun Araw (earthly name Cameron Stallones), Gengras, alongside filmmakers Tony Lowe and Sam Fleischner, traveled to St. Catherine, Jamaica (45 minutes outside of Kingston) for ten days to undertake the unknown. "What events would transpire in the Portmore neighborhood of St. Catherine can only be described as blessed. The gates opened wide and warmly, the musicians and filmmakers ate, slept, and smoked at The Congos headquarters, their mural-emblazoned studio, home, and spiritual compound. An environment steeped in the Ital lifestyle, Rastafarian reflection and meditation, and a rich community bubbling with musical energy, both young and old artist would learn an unspoken creative language. "Having recorded some loose musical themes in LA to help inspire the creative process, Stallones and Gengras could only count on the shared respect for the sacrament of music to guide their work with The Congos. This respect is the foundation upon which Sun Araw & M. Geddes Gengras meet The Congos - ICON GIVE THANK is built. "GIVE THANK is not a dub reggae album, though it shares some of the genres production characteristics. Rather, its an album of Stallones and Gengrass melodically experimental meditations ornamented with The Congos soulful vocal leads and four-part harmonies. The four kings of the The Congos share the vocal throne over the course of GIVE THANK. "Congo Ashanti" Roy Johnson tenor, Cedric "Bongo" Mytons falsetto, Watty Burnett baritone, and Kenroy "Tallash" Fyffe cosmic vocal glue command singularity and create an essence combined. "The visual companion to the musical fruit of GIVE THANK is ICON EYE, a feature-length travelogue executively produced by Christine Vachon (Killer Films) and Randall Poster & Gelya Robb (Search Party Music). Shot by Lowe and Fleischner, ICON EYE evokes a musical and cultural intersection through refracted atmospheres and a feeling of magical, rhythmic synchronicity. ICON EYE shares dubbed-out editing techniques inherent in the reggae sub-genre, rendering a visual "version" of the album. "Through the diaristic yet cinematic lens of handheld HD cameras, secret moments from the studio, fishing villages, late night dances, abandoned hotels and The Congos yard are blended into a strange tapestry. Musicians, computers, children, and food reveal mystical resonance. ICON EYE is the first RVNG Intl. film production. Director / editor / cinematographer Lowe and producer / cinematographer Fleischner previously collaborated on Below the Brain (2011), a documentary about Brooklyn Carnival." -Rvng.
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Artist: SUN CITY GIRLS
Title: Live Room
Format: CD
Label: 3Lobed
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"One of 8 CDs in the Three Lobed Recordings Modern Containment series, this is a crazed SCG collection of rants, poetry, statements, interviews, and other text backed by piano, drums, voices, shortwave radio, and odd miscellaneous sounds. It was performed and recorded live on the radio at KCMU 90.3 FM (now KEXP) in Seattles University district on a random Saturday night over 12 years ago (Feb 26, 1994). It features the last segment of Uncle Jims Ghengis-Necro-Nama-KHAN (the first 3 segments can be found on Radio 1 and 2 of Carnival Folklore Resurrection Volumes 11/12)." - 3Lobed.
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Artist: THREE FORKS
Title: Firewood
Format: 3" CDR
Label: Metynomic
Country: New Zealand
Price: $10.00
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Artist: TODD
Title: With Love... From Me to You
Format: LP
Label: Swan Fungus
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
Originally released in edition of 100 copies in 1979. Reissue in edition of 500 with download code.
“Very homemade, deep and heartfelt private press from a bunch of teenagers and Todd, mid-late ’70s (some websites call it ’79). Like a perfect mix of Michael Angelo and Fame, housed in a cover that rivals and may ever surpass Rick Grossman.” - Acid Archives.

Artist: TONE/TALIBAM!/SAM KULIK, YASUNAO
Title: Double Automatism
Format: LP
Label: Karlrecords
Country: Germany
Price: $21.00
"New York Citys experimental duo Talibam! team up with Fluxus artist and electronic avant-gardist Yasunao Tone and trombonist Sam Kulik for a confrontational sonic attack, fired by an array of analog synths and other electronic devices. David Novak, author of Japanoise: Music at the Edge of Circulation (2013), on Double Automatism: "Bringing together the most calamitous materials from their home planets of noise, glitch, and free improvisation, Tone and Talibam! are at once the likeliest and unlikeliest of conspirators. Despite making his home in New York since 1971, Tones foundational electronic work harkens back to his early days in revolutionary Japanese avant-garde collectives Ongaku and Hi Red Center, and resonates with his groundbreaking deconstructions of digital CD sound in the 1980s. Meanwhile in the post-art worlds of millennial Brooklyn, Talibam! have cranked out their own absurd, profane, and unclassifiable improvisational style, bringing their provocations around the world, and proficiently mediating jazz, rock, and hip-hop along the way; trombonist Sam Kulik brings an acoustic element to the mix that invokes the live sonic mixes of Musica Elettronica Viva. In their collaboration Double Automatism, they forge a confrontational new alliance in the transnational history of experimental sound, with the noisiest consequences imaginable." The idea for Double Automatism was born in 2012 when Talibam! and Kulik were invited to interpret Tones graphic scores and game pieces as part of the Museum of Modern Arts 2013 exhibition, Tokyo 1955-1970: A New Avant-Garde. They soon met Tone and the group immediately developed a mutual affinity. Six months later the trio invited Tone for a recording session, with Kulik on trombone, Matt Mottel on his Roland Alpha Juno 1 analog synth, Kevin Shea (Mostly Other People Do the Killing) on electronic MIDI mallet percussion, and Tone using his self-developed MP3 Deviations on his computer. The two epic pieces on Double Automatism not only continue Talibam!s enduring explorations of new musical territory beyond genre limitations, but also forcefully testify to Tones unique artistry (previously documented on collaborations with Russell Haswell (EMEGO 142CD) and Florian Hecker and solo works on Tzadik and Asphodel). Pressed on 180-gram vinyl; presented in silk-screened sleeve; includes download code. Limited to 500 copies." - Karlrecords.

Artist: TONIUTTI, GIANCARLO
Title: La Mutazione
Format: LP + CD
Label: Black Truffle
Country: Australia
Price: $23.00
"A milestone originally released in 1985 on the legendary Broken Flag label, Giancarlo Toniuttis La Mutazione is renowned in certain circles as a classic and with good reason. The album comprises two subtle and haunting side-long explorations of dark cosmic electronics akin to Klaus Schulze, Cluster, Tangerine Dream, and Conrad Schnitzler filtered through the lens of Maurizio Bianchi, Whitehouse, Nurse With Wound, and The New Blockaders. At the time, Toniutti had just enrolled at the Venice Conservatory of Music with a heady amount of education in Stockhausen, Schaeffer, et al. These three musical poles come together in this beautiful and unsettling construction of layered static, analog synth explorations, concrete sounds, and field recordings. This limited edition reissue is an exact replica of the original Broken Flag LP release, with remastered audio and an inner sleeve containing archival photos and sketches from the period in which the work was created. This edition also includes a bonus CD of unreleased material from Toniuttis cassette archive featuring a collage of sound sketches recorded during the same time period, thus giving the listener a wider view into the sound-world that helped form La Mutazione. Black Truffle is proud to present La Mutazione on vinyl for the first time since its original 1985 issue. A landmark release, its influence is still being felt throughout the dark corners of experimental music." - Black Truffle.
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Artist: TREDICI BACCI
Title: The Thirteen Kisses EP
Format: 12"
Label: Feeding Tube
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
Pressed on 180-gram vinyl; includes insert and download code. Edition of 300. Originally released digitally in 2013. "First vinylization of the great debut by this large Boston ensemble, helmed by Simon Hanes (ex-Guerilla Toss) and dedicated to reinventing the sounds that drove Italian cinema throughout the 60s and 70s. Their touch is goddamn perfect, including technical tropes youll recognize as updates of everyone from Nino Rota to Ennio Morricone and way way beyond. Largely instrumental, the sound blends mysterious lone trumpets, plonking percussion twangers, syrupy organ bleeds, swathes of strings (real or imagined), and clomping rhythms in a way thatll make you sit straight up in your chair and yell, Ciao! A bunch of these players were also involved with Survivors Breakfast, who played with Anthony Coleman on his most recent Tzadik disc, The End of Summer (2013), but this project trumps all others. Great stuff. Cant wait til they hook up with Asia Argento." - Byron Coley, 2015.

Artist: TRUTH AND JANEY
Title: Erupts!
Format: Double LP
Label: Rockadrome
Country: USA
Price: $32.00
"Raw crushing live recordings from 1976 by one of the Midwests heaviest power trios of all time!!! The live recordings featured on Erupts! were originally released posthumously in the early 90s on a long out of print double album. It was also previously released by Rockadrome on compact disc minus a few tracks, now its back, re-mastered for vinyl by Tony Reed (Mos Generator, Saint Vitus, Stoneaxe) and in its entirety. Now you can once again drop the needle and hear Billylee Janey plug in his 64 Gibson Firebird, power up his Marshall stacks, flip on his Echoplex and Univibe and take you on a journey back to 70s heavy rock nirvana. Steve Bock is there too, pumping out wicked Bruce/Bogert styled bass thump, along with Denis Bunce, holding it all together with his heavy handed skin work. It all adds up to one sweet trip back in time to a hazy nightclub in 1976 with Truth and Janey lighting the place on fire! Re-designed for the Vintage label with colorized artwork; including an 11x17 poster." - Rockadrome.

Artist: UNEVEN ELEVEN
Title: Live at Cafe OTO
Format: Double CD
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $19.00
"Supergroup power trio featuring drummer Charles Hayward (This Heat), guitarist Kawabata Makoto (Acid Mothers Temple), and bassist Guy Segers (Univers Zero) caught in wild act at Cafe OTO, London, on May 24, 2013." - Sub Rosa

Artist: UNEVEN ELEVEN
Title: Live at Cafe OTO
Format: LP
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $16.00
LP version, featuring 4 tracks from the 10-track CD. "Supergroup power trio featuring drummer Charles Hayward (This Heat), guitarist Kawabata Makoto (Acid Mothers Temple), and bassist Guy Segers (Univers Zero) caught in wild act at Cafe OTO, London, on May 24, 2013." - Sub Rosa

Artist: V/A
Title: Holy Fuzz
Format: LP
Label: Hidden Vision
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Christian rock/psych/garage ranging from album tracks by well known groups like Agape, Search Party and All Saved Freak Band to singles by more obscure groups such as Concrete Rubber Band and Stonewood Cross; extremely high level of musical quality throughout, with varying degrees of fuzzed up guitar solos on all tracks; theres a message there for those who need it—but otherwise this is just great listening; fantastic Psychedelic Moses cover art. Ken Scott review from his excellent spiral-bound Archivist (Vintage Vinyl Jesus Music, 1965-1980): “All the songs on this album were specifically chosen for their guitar content… some of it mellow and subtle, and some of it mind frying heavy fuzz”. For the budget-minded heres you chance to sample tracks from rare pricey albums by Concrete Rubber Band and The Search Party, plus Agape, Exkursions, The Bridge, All Saved Freak Band, and Way International outfits Selah and Pressed Down Shaken Together & Rolling Over. And if youve already got all those theres a 1967 pre-Agape song (In The Light) and the six-minute stunner Magic Man from the elusive Stonewood Cross single (man, if those guys had only cut an album – yeow!). Neat b&w cover art with Fillmore-styled psych lettering.” -Hidden Visions.

Artist: V/A
Title: Miniatures
Format: LP
Label: Megaphone/Knock Em Dead
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Pressed on 180-gram vinyl; includes 23" x 23" foldout poster. Originally issued in 1981, Miniatures is a concept compilation album that is certain to delight the listener on a multitude of fronts simultaneously. Conceived in 1980 by Morgan Fisher (erstwhile keyboardist for Mott the Hoople) as a means of addressing the scope of music and musicians that he loved but lacked time enough to release, Miniatures draws from an array of artists whose submissions exist within the strict framework of a 60-second maximum track length. The pieces wriggle excitedly in their rapid and unrelenting succession, sequenced with insight sufficient to create an infinitely curious netherworld. Contributors provide their chosen 60 seconds of indulgence -- be it Andy Partridge offering "The History of RocknRoll," noted author/psychoanalyst R. D. Laing giving us a father/son duet of "Tipperary," or Roger McGough reciting "The Wreck of the Hesperus" in its entirety -- and, while each track offers a distinct and separate thrill, the whole of Miniatures is both a monument to the creativity of its time and a living reminder of humanity in its preposterous glory. With no room for filler of any kind, Miniatures is a consistently refreshing revelation. Filled with abrupt, often beautiful, utterances from a bewildering diversity of artists (what other album contains both Pete Seeger and The Residents?), Miniatures is imbued throughout with self-awareness that, beneath an umbrella of shared and voluntary absurdity, scuppers any veneer of remoteness. In its place lies the intersection of naked curiosity with love of music. Includes tracks by Ollie Halsall & John Halsey, The Residents, Roger McGough, Morgan Fisher, John Otway, Pete Challis & Phil Diplock, Robert Wyatt, Stinky Winkles, Mary Longford, Andy Thunderclap Newman, David Bedford, Fred Frith, Maggie Nicols, Joseph Racaille, The Work, Neil Innes & Son, Herbert Distel, Lol Coxhill, Ken Ellis, Steve Miller, Norman Lovett, Patrick Portella, George Melly, Robert Fripp, Andy Partridge (XTC), Phantom Captain, Ron Geesin, Alejandro Viñao, Quentin Crisp, Simon Desorgher, Ralph Steadman, R.D.Laing & Son, Trevor Wishart, John White, Ivor Cutler, Hector Zazou, Michael Bass & Ellen Tenenbaum, Martin Chambers (The Pretenders), Bob Cobbing & Henri Chopin, Dave Vanian (The Damned), Metabolist, Gavin Bryars, 1/2 Japanese, Simon Jeffes, Mark Perry, Michael Nyman, David Cunningham (The Flying Lizards), Kevin Coyne, Etron Fou Leloublan, Neil Oram & Ken Campbell & The Science Fiction Theatre of Liverpool, and Pete Seeger." - Megaphone/Knock Em Dead.

Artist: VACCINA, LINO CAPRA
Title: Antico Adagio
Format: CD
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $21.00
"Before an aberrant idea of progress and workaholic ethic ludicrously sped up our daily lives, even in the hectic city of Milan it was possible to "play slowly" -- with little or no pressure, simply following the path your art was showing you. After a classic artistic beginning and an experimental stint with Aktuala and other brilliant fellow musicians (Franco Battiato, above all), Lino "Capra" Vaccina, near the end of the 70s, recorded Antico Adagio, an amazing work that anticipated countless others in the field of so-called "new age" and world music, yet remains at the crossroad between those genres and experimental and electronic music. Apart from a few violin parts and the extraordinary vocal lines (sung by Vaccina himself and Juri Camisasca), Antico Adagio is an album fully built on percussion. At the same time, its the farthest thing from the typical idea of percussion. You wont find a single trace of African or primitive beats: instead, this is a collection of rather long, subtle and thoughtful compositions, crafted with vibraphones, marimbas and gong. Together they create a work which will remain unique -- both in Lino Vaccinas discography as well as in a more general sense. The edition is comprised of two individual and separate LPs: Antico Adagio (DS 027CD/027-1LP) and Frammenti da Antico Adagio (DS 27CD/027-2LP), which features previously-unreleased material from the original 1978 sessions. The deluxe CD edition (Antico Adagio, DS 27CD) contains both albums." - Die Schachtel.

From Kieran Hebden/Four Tets liner notes: "There are records I have found in my life that I was almost wishing existed before hearing them. Recordings with new combinations of sound and atmosphere I knew could be wonderful to me if I ever discovered them, and then on discovery the sound was even better than I could have imagined. I felt this way when first hearing music by Alice Coltrane (Journey to Satchidananda) and Don Cherry (Organic Music Society) and I also felt it with Antico Adagio. The combinations of the rhythms and melodies resonate with me in a very clear way and I feel transported by this music every time I hear it. I first heard this record when it was posted on the Mutant Sounds blog a few years ago and am very happy to see it get another release. The music is timeless and brilliant and maybe there are other people out there wishing for a sound like this too, who will now have chance to find it." - Die Schachtel.
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Artist: VATICAN SHADOW
Title: Death Is Unity With God
Format: Double LP
Label: Modern Love
Country: UK
Price: $25.00
"productions that dominated 2012s Ornamented Walls (LOVE 080LP). This double LP includes 12 of the 20 tracks included on the original 2014 limited six-cassette release of Death Is Unity With God, in advance of Modern Loves triple-CD edition compiling all the material. It clocks in at an hour and a half and features some of the most compelling productions from Fernow yet. Nodding to classic Muslimgauze, but also inspired by the parallels between religious fundamentalism at home in the USA and abroad, the oppressive atmospheres and destroyed rhythms isolate the gutted toil and drone in "Its to Come," while "F.B.I. God" reduces the drums to scorched blasts against some harrowing, darkside chords. The quasi-speed torment of "Manufactured Silencers Under Direct Orders" ends the A-side with dread, flowing into the haunting chorales and chiming percussions of "Living On and Off At the Shadows Motel" and the scything techno roil of "Small Explosives and Blasting Caps Inside the Pages of a Phonebook," before a particularly effective chamber-like meditation, "McVeigh Figure," draws aesthetic lines between ambient black metal, Coil, and early Autechre. "Waco Postmortem (Murrah)" ends the set operating nearly out of earshot with those incredible, sashaying synth motifs persisting in their struggle against the patina of hiss and exasperated rhythms blurred around the edges. Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin." - Modern Love

Artist: WILSON, GARY
Title: Music for Piano
Format: LP
Label: Feeding Tube
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
Edition of 500. "Although it might sound perverse to say so, Music for Piano may well be my favorite Gary Wilson record. Most people who dig Wilson are very into his lyrics, but I actually find them to be a bit taxing after a while. Those early records all sound and feel amazing, but what I really wanted was to hear the music without the words. I had high hopes when I found a copy of Another Galaxy, the 1974 Gary Wilson Trio LP, but it had a very different heft than that which Gary displayed on You Think You Really Know Me. It was really just a jazz LP. Well, heres some instrumental material from the same mid-late 70s time frame as You Think, and its pretty amazing. Theres one side of classic youthful piano destruction by Gary and the late Vince Rossi (one of Garys most dependable collusionists). And the second side has five shorter tracks with a trio, that moves like oddball soundtrack music from 70s exploitation cinema (which is exactly what Id hoped Another Galaxy would be like), before ending with the vocal track I Love Gary -- as maniacally collapsed a pop song construct as anyone could hope for. Its a great record. A bit more overtly avant than the other three GW LPs weve done. But surely you can handle that." - Byron Coley, 2015.

Artist: WORK, THE
Title: Slow Crimes
Format: LP + 7
Label: Megaphone/Knock Em Dead
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
"First vinyl reissue of 1982s Slow Crimes by The Work. Reissued on CD with bonus tracks by Megaphone in 1991, Slow Crimes is a little-known treasure of transformative magnitude. The Work were formed in 1979 by saxophonist Tim Hodgkinson (following the dissolution of Henry Cow), guitarist Bill Gilonis, bassist Mick Hobbs, and drummer Rick Wilson, although Slow Crimes showcases each member on a variety of instruments. Also featured is Catherine Jauniaux on guest vocals throughout the album. The Works inaugural LP release, Slow Crimes is so rabidly articulate that it presides over and resides in a world very much unto itself. While falling within the loosest guidelines of "post-punk," the term is a misnomer, for the textural intricacies and distinct deliberacy throughout Slow Crimes bespeak both an utterly unique collective identity and a startling fluency with its own language. It takes the vibrant urgency of punk rock and catalyzes it into a continually fascinating mosaic. This reissue includes a bonus 7" with concurrent compilation tracks "Anxious About Meaning" and "One Swallow." - Megaphone/Knock Em Dead.

Artist: WRENCH, NIGEL
Title: ZA86
Format: Cass
Label: The Tapeworm
Country: UK
Price: $8.00
"ZA86 is a 25-year-old radio reporters personal journey in the final, most repressive moments of a hated regime. The last years of apartheid were the most brutal, as a low-level civil war was battled out on the dusty streets of South Africas black townships. Released on the 2015 25th anniversary of the day Nelson Mandela walked to freedom, ZA86 is edited from nine tapes in the unique cassette archive of Turnstyle News, unlocked for the first time from a Cape Town cellar. It takes the listener to a violent world with moments of great beauty. The reporter, far from being edited out, is very much present, as are the thumps and bumps he hears in his headphones. From a May Day call to arms by Winnie Mandela to the extreme views of white right-wingers; from 19-year-old platoon leaders to the aftermath of an attack by police and soldiers in Soweto; from the words of envoy Terry Waite to the funeral of a television cameraman and the Band Aid-like pop song released by the apartheid regime, ZA86 unflinchingly documents the disturbing reality of 1986 in South Africa. A journey into the heart of apartheid. Edited by Stephen Wrench. Tape selection by Diane McCarthy. Presented in mono, in keeping with the original cassettes. Dedicated to the democratic spirit of Gerald Kraak. Edition of 150." - The Tapeworm

Artist: YONKERS, MICHAEL
Title: The Neverending Light-Beam From Planet 00s/From Deep Within Home Planet/Plan A
Format: LP
Label: Mystra
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Do you know the numbers on people who are in it for life? Theyre small. Real, real small. Kids & jobs come along to make regular adults out of most musicians. Even the ones who get that glossy magazine coverage or score that signing bonus can usually be found selling insurance 10 years down the line. A select few balance against family time. Fewer still find jobs teaching, and often have no energy left for their own stuff. Nobody, and I do mean nobody, just keeps going. Its too hard. Michael Yonkers makes the energizer bunny look bad. He started making his own distortion (by slicing speaker cones) in the mid-1960s, built his own pedals, souped up his own guitars, and hes still making distortion now that hes in his late 60s. Even more unusual, his sound has gotten, if anything, cruder along the way. This is a collection that Yonkers put together from CD-s that he gave out to friends once a year between 2001 & 2008. Whats here are hard rock songs, and theyre goddamn well-written. Most of what youll hear are huge, scratched up, convulsive whorls of distortion piled all on top of themselves until you can barely discern the pitch underneath. Wow...The guy also ran a record & ephemera shop named Loonland during the 80s. Hes been a sheep breeder & a dance choreographer. Hes built a home studio or two, at least one of which had to work while he was confined to a hospital bed that was installed in his house. Yonkers suffers from adhesive arachnoiditis, a nerve swelling that seizes up your back, brought on by a 1971 accident where 2000 lbs fell on him, and permanently exacerbated by a nasty dye used to get xrays of the spine.... His voice has aged a little, but Its still got a vibrato to it, mostly masked by the guitar here. But its better suited for these lyrics, as theyre a kind of burned & haunted you rarely hear." --excerpt from Angela Sawyers liner notes. Silkscreened and hand-painted covers. Limited edition one-time pressing.

Artist: YOUNG, ROLAND P.
Title: Confluences
Format: LP
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $23.00
"LP version. The fourth release from Roland P. Young on EM Records sees him moving ever deeper, earthbound and rooted, yet simultaneously flying further out, expanding his exploration of untethered celestial realms. Recorded in 2014 following a move to Tel Aviv, the title Confluences hints at the blend of cultures and histories in his new homeland, and is reflected in the music, which shows a range of cultural influences, filtered through Youngs unique sensibility and vision. This is a calm, spiritual set, evidencing an inner comfort that was less prevalent on his Brooklyn recordings. This is not to imply that RPY is no longer searching; this release brings to fruition the promise of earlier recordings such as Isophonic Boogie Woogie (EM 1045CD/HJ-LP) and Istet Serenade (EM 1087CD/LP), made complete via Youngs multi-instrumental chops on sax, bass clarinet, kalimba, and keyboards working in tandem with his rhythm and bass programming skills, his multi-track studio mastery, and an ever-evolving sense of musical form and drama. The confluences of cultures are of course swirling throughout this release, but also the confluences, as noted above, of the earthy and the celestial, as well as the temporal confluences of the past, present, and future. Perhaps more than any of his previous releases, Confluences realizes Youngs description of his own work as "Afro spiritual minimal electronic space music." This release is the next stage of Roland P. Youngs never-ending voyage." - EM.

Artist: YOUNG, ROLAND P.
Title: Confluences
Format: CD
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $21.00
"The fourth release from Roland P. Young on EM Records sees him moving ever deeper, earthbound and rooted, yet simultaneously flying further out, expanding his exploration of untethered celestial realms. Recorded in 2014 following a move to Tel Aviv, the title Confluences hints at the blend of cultures and histories in his new homeland, and is reflected in the music, which shows a range of cultural influences, filtered through Youngs unique sensibility and vision. This is a calm, spiritual set, evidencing an inner comfort that was less prevalent on his Brooklyn recordings. This is not to imply that RPY is no longer searching; this release brings to fruition the promise of earlier recordings such as Isophonic Boogie Woogie (EM 1045CD/HJ-LP) and Istet Serenade (EM 1087CD/LP), made complete via Youngs multi-instrumental chops on sax, bass clarinet, kalimba, and keyboards working in tandem with his rhythm and bass programming skills, his multi-track studio mastery, and an ever-evolving sense of musical form and drama. The confluences of cultures are of course swirling throughout this release, but also the confluences, as noted above, of the earthy and the celestial, as well as the temporal confluences of the past, present, and future. Perhaps more than any of his previous releases, Confluences realizes Youngs description of his own work as "Afro spiritual minimal electronic space music." Available on CD and LP, this release is the next stage of Roland P. Youngs never-ending voyage. Get on board!" - EM.

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