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Artist: ASHLEY, ROBERT
Title: Automatic Writing
Format: CD
Label: Lovely Music
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
2017 repress; 1996 release. "Automatic Writing compiles three early Robert Ashley works from 1967-79 -- some of his most experimental works. Composed in recorded form over a period of five years, "Automatic Writing", originally issued on Lovely Music in 1979, is the result of Robert Ashleys fascination with involuntary speech. He recorded and analyzed the repeated lines of his own mantra and extracted four musical characters. The result is a quiet, early form of ambient music. The piece rather famously formed the basis for Nurse With Wounds A Missing Sense (1997). Steven Stapletons commentary on the recording: "A Missing Sense was originally conceived as a private tape to accompany my taking of LSD. When in that particular state, Robert Ashleys Automatic Writing was the only music I could actually experience without feeling claustrophobic and paranoid. We played it endlessly; it seemed to become part of the room, perfectly blending with the late night city ambiance and the breathing of the building." The piece features the voices of Ashley and Mimi Johnson, with electronics and Polymoog backing, with a switching circuit designed and built by Paul DeMarinis. "Purposeful Lady Slow Afternoon" and "She Was A Visitor" are excerpts from an opera entitled "That Morning Thing", composed in 1966-67 as a result of Ashleys impulse to express something about the suicides of three friends. "Purposeful Lady Slow Afternoon", originally issued in 1968, is a womans description of a sexual experience. Ashley attempts "to demonstrate the dichotomy between the rational-whatever can be explained in words-and its opposite-which is not irrational or a-rational, but which cannot be explained in words." The lead voice performed by Cynthia Liddell, the processed back-up chorus, the recurring bell tone, and the pervading tape hiss, create an unsettling mood. "She Was a Visitor" was originally issued on the electronic compilation Extended Voices in 1967. It is another form of description, intended to be understood as a form of rumor. The chorus is divided into groups, each headed by a leader. A lone speaker repeats the title sentence throughout. The separate phonemes of this sentence are picked up freely by the group leaders and are relayed to the group members, who sustain them softly and for the duration of one natural breath. The time lag produces a staggered, chant-like effect, with the sounds moving outward from the nearest performer to the farthest. Booklet notes by Robert Ashley." - Lovely Music.

Artist: CLEARY, COREY, JONATHAN GEAN, PETER FRIEL, MATTEA LANDRY, ERIC SCHMID
Title: House Music
Format: LP
Label: FQW
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"A capella covers featuring: "Black Water", "Smells Like Teen Spirit", "Hall of the Mountain King", "Land of Confusion", "Phylyps Trak"" - FQW. Hand drawn sleeves in an edition of 200.

Artist: COME ON
Title: 1979-1980
Format: LP
Label: Manufactured
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"A regular fixture on New Yorks downtown scene in the late 70s, Come On released just two singles in their short but fruitful existence – the self-released “Dont Walk On The Kitchen Floor/ A Kitchen In The Clouds” single in 1978 and the mysterious “Housewives Play Tennis / Howard After 6” single in 1980 (the band was unaware it had ever been released until a copy showed up on eBay 20 years later).

Typical of the time, Come On was comprised of a ragtag group of artists and scenesters – seasoned musician George Elliott (guitar), conceptual guru Ralf Mann (bass), illustrator Page Wood (drums), teenager Elena Glasberg (guitar) who would study for class between gigs, and Jamie Kaufman (vocals) who had never sung before (or since) fronting Come On. With a unified egalitarian look of white button down shirts and black pants and Kaufmans arresting stage presence the band embodied what they called “Nervous Rock Music.” Stripped down and tense, Come Ons brand of minimalist rock teemed with agitation, sexual frustration, and a wry, dark humor.

Compiling the bands two singles, unreleased tracks, live material from the late 70s, and including a 20-page booklet full of archival images and liner notes by noted biographer Chris OLeary, Come On is recommended for fans of early Talking Heads, DNA, Pere Ubu, and Half Japanese." - Manufactured.

Artist: CRUCIFER
Title: Premiere Heur
Format: LP
Label: Cameleon
Country: France
Price: $23.00
"For the first time edited to 300 copies, the album "Première Heure" recorded in 1973 by the former members of RHYTHM CHECKERS. Rock/prog French high performance.

The early 70s marks the return of the mythical garage rock formation of the sixties RHYTHM CHECKERS. At the time, two of the bands original band members Roland Bauer and drummer Danny Gentner played in the URBAN TONON jazz band with ex-LOVES and BLACK & WHITE Jimmy Bock (keyboards) /flute). Roland, Danny and Jimmy decide to reform the RHYTHM CHECKERS with another former member of LOVES, Michaël Czeninga (solo guitar). The air of time is progressive rock in French, the group adapts and under the name of CHECKERS, they record a single, "Its a dream" / "Ouanita" (Schneider 22-133) and participate in the Festival Pop de Strasbourg on 27 May 1972 with AMON DÜÜL and ANGE. To earn a living, the RHYTHM CHECKERS orientate towards a style between pop and variety animating balls. But these talented musicians have other projects, under the initiative of Jimmy who made the conservatory until the age of 16 and who is encouraged by the success of groups like ANGE. They embark on an ambitious project, under the name of Crucifer, to create a symphonic rock work entitled "Première Heure" based on classical music." - Cameleon.

Artist: CURRAN, ALVIN
Title: Natural History
Format: LP
Label: Black Truffle
Country: Australia
Price: $26.00
"Black Truffle present the first-ever vinyl issue of Alvin Currans Natural History, originally released on cassette by Edition Giannozzo Berlin in 1983. A founding member of the radical electronic improvising group Musica Elettronica Viva, since the early 1970s Curran has developed an idiosyncratic body of solo work that occupies a unique position in the post-Cageian experimental tradition. Singularly undogmatic, Currans work takes the Cageian experience as the starting point for a radical openness to all forms of music and sound. Refusing to abstract music from its human functions, his work draws on existing musical genres, cutting-edge electronics and environmental recordings to craft compositions that mimic the hazy texture of everyday life, moving from the abstract to the referential, from the observational to the emotive, from the structured to the random. As he reflects in the liner notes written especially for this edition: "This infinite stream of sound became my life and my music all at once". Currans other classic solo works of the 1970s and 1980s, such as Songs and Views of the Magnetic Garden (1975) and Canti Illuminati (1982) are elaborate collages that combine keyboard and voice improvisation and composition with field-recorded environments. Natural History consists entirely of field recordings from Currans archive, arranged as a series of "still lifes", sometimes layered, but without any additional processing. Sounds recorded over the course of nearly twenty years, at Currans home in Rome or while traveling: constructions sites, insects, childrens toys, a piano being tuned, foghorns, familiar to admirers of Curran masterful Maritime Rites (2004), lovemaking, a singing neighbor. It is, as Curran says, an attempt to "put the sound of the entire world on a cassette tape". Heard against the backdrop of the increasing prevalence of field recordings in contemporary music over the last few years, Natural History is like a refreshing breeze, suffused with the joy of discovery. Gatefold sleeve with liner notes and photos by Alvin Curran and design by Stephen OMalley. Vinyl cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates." - Black Truffle.
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Artist: DARKSMITH
Title: Time To Die
Format: Cass
Label: Mom Costume
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
Latest self release from DARKSMITH (Hanson, Vitrine, Hermitage, Kye, etc..) and already nearly sold out.

Artist: DIE TODLICHE DORIS
Title:
Format: LP
Label: Etats-Unis
Country: USA
Price: $27.00
"Die Tödliche Doris was born out of West Berlins lively post-punk community in the early 80s. Along with Einstürzende Neubauten, Malaria, Sprung Aus Den Wolken and Frieder Butzmann, Die Tödliche Doris ranks amongst the Geniale Dilletanten -- which roughly translates as ingenious dilettantes -- who sought to democratize cultural productions beyond the grip of both Western capitalism and GDR socialism. The Geniale Dilletanten became synonymous with a free-for-all approach to music, film, painting and performance where participants encouraged raw expression through provocation and experimentation. Wolfgang Müller and Nikolaus Utermöhlen founded Die Tödliche Doris in 1980, presenting the public persona of Doris as a constantly shifting entity that deliberately engaged the contradictions of the human condition. The band often referenced themselves in the third person singular, alluding to Doris as a fully-formed female character with explosive, colorful emotions. For her debut album -- originally released on Zickzack in 1982 and playfully titled " " (that is, blank space surrounded by quotation marks) -- Doris most closely entertains the notion of a typical rock band with drums, bass and guitar. Produced by Neubautens Blixa Bargeld, the thirteen songs presented here are disquieting lullabies of profound anxiety, savage and primitive deconstructions of German polka and manic lacerations of punk minimalism: all reflections of the many and fractured personalities of Doris. This first-time vinyl reissue includes a reproduction of the original 24-page booklet." - Etats-Unis.

Artist: F.S.K.
Title: Ein Haufen Scheiss Und Ein Zertrummertes Klavier
Format: 12"
Label: Martin Hossbach
Country: Germany
Price: $22.00
"F.S.K. plays "Ein Haufen Scheiß Und Ein Zertrümmertes Klavier" live at Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin, October 3rd, 2015; Mixed by Marcel Dettmann. F.S.K. (Freiwillige Selbstkontrolle) is an art school band from Munich that formed in 1980 and issued disturbing slogans of a new dissidence. The futuristic development of so-called noisemakers carried a key moment of deviant pop music into its emerging discourse. "Ein Haufen Scheiß Und Ein Zertrümmertes Klavier" (a pile of crap and a shattered piano), developed for Berlins HKW, explores productive axes between destruction and deconstruction (paying tribute to Luigi Russolo)." - Martin Hossbach.

Artist: FRASER, SCOTT
Title: Architecture
Format: LP
Label: Fun Music
Country: USA
Price: $28.00
After 15+ years, a restock of original , loose shrinked copies of this 1988 release on Philip Perkins Fun Music label. Recorded 1982-1988. "Fun Music began as an outlet for Scott Fraser, David Ocker, "Blue" Gene Tyranny (his more obscure works not then available from Lovely Music) and me. After a few years "Blue" and David lost interest in the label, and it continued on as a vehicle for recordings by Scott Fraser and myself. The label more or less shut down in 1995 when Scott and I began releasing work on Artifact Records.." - Philip Perkins.

Farfisa Organ, Casio MT30, Classical and Electric Guitar, Korg MS10, Prophet 600, Drum, Casio CZ101, Emulator II, Bottleneck Guitar, Effects [Found Voice, Tape Loop, Wind, Birds], Composer, Producer, Mixing, Recording - Scott Fraser. Bass Clarinet – David Ocker. Hardanger Fiddle – Loretta Kelley.Santur – Peggy Caton. Cello – Ed Willett.

Artist: HAINO, KEIJI
Title: Watashi Dake?
Format: LP
Label: Black Editions
Country: USA
Price: $25.00
"Black Editions present the first vinyl reissue of Keiji Hainos stunning debut album Watashi Dake?, originally released in 1981. This first ever edition released outside of Japan features the artists originally intended metallic gold and silver jacket artwork. Over the last fifty years few musicians or performers have created as monumental and uncompromising a body of work as that of Keiji Haino. Through a vast number of recordings and performances, Haino has staked out a ground all his own, creating a language of unparalleled intensity that defies any simple classification. For all this, his 1981 debut album Watashi Dake? has remained enigmatic. Originally released in a small edition by the legendary Pinakotheca label, the album was heard by only a select few in Japan and far fewer overseas. Original vinyl copies became impossibly rare and highly sought after the world over. Watashi Dake? presents a haunting vision -- stark vocals, whispered and screamed, punctuate dark silences. Intricate and sharp guitar figures interweave, repeat, and stretch, trance-like, emerging from dark recesses. Written and composed on the spot -- Hainos vision is one of deep spiritual depths that distantly evokes 1920s blues and medieval music -- yet is unlike anything ever committed to record before or since. Produced in close cooperation with Keiji Haino and legendary photographer Gin Satoh. Coupled with starkly minimal packaging, featuring the now iconic cover photographs by Gin Satoh, the album is a startling and fully realized artistic statement. Housed in custom printed deluxe Stoughton tip-on jackets, including black on black inserts, extras, and hand-colored finishes; Remastered by Elysian Masters and cut by Bernie Grundman Mastering; Pressed to high quality vinyl at RTI; Includes download code." - Black Editions.

Artist: HOOLIGAN
Title: Retourne Toi
Format: 7"
Label: Cameleon
Country: France
Price: $9.00
"Reissue of this rare French hard rock/punk single from 1981. 300 copies" - Cameleon.

Artist: JONES, JOE
Title: In Performance
Format: LP
Label: Etats-Unis
Country: USA
Price: $27.00
"After studying with composers John Cage and Earle Brown, Joe Jones became a prominent figure in Fluxus, contributing to the movements first yearbox alongside La Monte Young, György Ligeti and Nam June Paik. Beginning in late 1961, Jones began constructing his own music machines -- drawing inspiration from the calliopes, automata and orchestrations of the 19th and early 20th century to create self-playing ensembles of stringed instruments, percussion and woodwinds -- played through an elaborate (yet decidedly lo-tech) system of rubber bands, balls and tin foil. Christened the Tone Deaf Music Company, this battery of automated musical instruments generates the sounds on In Performance (originally released in 1977 on the Harlequin Art imprint). With exacting conceptual precision and varied subtleties of natural motion -- not unlike Harry Bertoias sounding sculptures -- Jones machines produce richly-textured strata of sound and serve as engines of paradox. While bringing the figure of the artist-composer to the foreground, the machines ultimately dispense with the need for the performer entirely -- a cunning subversion of the fetish for virtuosity and individual genius. Limited edition of 500 numbered copies on clear vinyl." - Etats-Unis.
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Artist: KOZMONAUT
Title: Flieg
Format: LP
Label: Mental Experience
Country: Spain
Price: $27.00
"Mental Experience present a reissue of Kozmonauts Fleig, originally released in 1986. Ultra-rare DIY minimal/synth-pop/industrial/dark wave album. Kozmonaut was the personal project of a young and talented Canadian musician called Michael Gutierrez, who moved to San Francisco in the early 80s. Influenced by Kraftwerk, German culture, and electronic music, Michael recorded the Flieg album all by himself at his garage studio, using the pseudonym of Hans Schiller. 1000 copies were pressed on his own label, Vier Productions Inc., but they were never distributed or sold at the time, with virtually the entire pressing being discarded, as Michael, a perfectionist, was not satisfied with the spelling mistakes on the cover, among other things. In 1989, Michael, along with Pieter Ziegelmeier, formed the famous industrial/electronic band Kode IV. Sadly, Michael contracted AIDS and passed away in 1994. All the contents of his garage (tapes, albums, synths, and recording equipment) were sold for cheap or ended up in the street. Fast forward to 2010: An adventurous record hunter (Christian Peintner) finds a copy of Flieg at a thrift shop in San Francisco. At first, he thinks its a German album but after some investigation, he discovers the name of Michael Gutierrez which leads him to Kode IV and then to Peter Ziegelmeier. He visits Peter who tells him the real story of Michael Gutierrez. Flieg is an excellent album, a crossover of a wide range of styles from early industrial (paving the way for Michaels later sounds with Kode IV), to synth-pop, experimental electronics, ambient, and dark wave. Michael uses the vocoder very effectively and for one of the songs, "Tidal Meditation", he recorded the Golden Gate Bridge fog horn to use as a sample. Original artwork, with spelling mistakes corrected; Insert with liner notes; Includes download coupon." - Mental Experience.

Artist: MARGARET FREEMAN
Title: Afrikaners Street
Format: LP
Label: Cameleon
Country: France
Price: $23.00
"For the first time in vinyl, the rest of URBAIN AUTOPSY in duet, 1989, Only available in cassette, this live direct on soundboard presents this group unique in France, noise and indus perfectly mastered. A cover of Cabaret Voltaire and more... LP 12 tracks, 300 copies.

MARGARET FREEMAN is a male duo born after the separation of URBAIN AUTOPSY. Created in 1989 by Overload System (Pascal Jeannet) to the sampler and Chris.P. (Christophe Mielle) on vocals, it was to develop a radical and innovative musical project. They will be joined by Fiflo (Ex Ausweis keyboard) on bass then by Peewee (Ex Flitox drummer) who will replace Chris.P. singing. Margaret Freeman influenced by Suicide, The Young Gods, or Ministry for Swans, Nurse With Wound, Coil, Butthole Surfers, Shock Headed Peters, The Residents and many other music groups or sources. To quote that some lay the foundations of a minimalist electronic rock, powerful and enervated.

Dark and nihilistic texts, mechanical music and structured around an energetic rhythm, MARGARET FREEMAN will be part of an underground and industrial musical current made of a few appearances on international compilations and tapes recorded "at home". This album is a live performance at the Etablissements Phonographiques de lEst, a Parisian venue of the experimental stage where Déficit des Années Antérieurs, Jean-Louis Costes, Psychodrama, Moral Club and Entre Vifs played.

Original cassette which was used for the vinyl edition on Chameleon, 4th reference of the label Tears Compilations of José Vinci who was the third member of URBAIN AUTOPSY. 50 copies only. Recorded by Jacques Perdereau, producer and technician of Radio Libertaire." - Cameleon.

Artist: MOEBIUS, DIETER
Title: Ding
Format: LP
Label: Bureau B
Country: Germany
Price: $23.00
"Dieter Moebius - one half of the legendary duo Cluster and the godfather of electronic krautrock - passed away in the summer of 2015. Bureau B are reissuing his final four solo albums. Following on from Blotch (BB 209CD/LP) and Nurton (BB 210CD/LP), reissued in 2016, Kram (BB 258CD/LP) and Ding now complete the quartet. Liner notes were penned by Moebiuss friend, the U.S. composer, producer, and musician Tim Story. Ding was originally released in 2011.

Tim Story on Ding: "If Dieter Moebius previous album Kram was an irreverent mélange of bright synthetic textures, 2011s Ding might be considered Moebis industrial album. There is a cyclical, mechanical feel to many of the pieces here -- but this is light industry, not heavy machinery. Small, discrete contraptions churn out curious objects as the listener strolls the factory floor, the combinations evolving as perspectives shift with each step taken. Moebi made extensive use of a relatively portable sample recorder/looper during the creation of Ding, and the freedom to capture random bits of sound in the natural (or unnatural) world must have been inspiring. These organic ambiences might have evoked a terrain that feels familiar, except of course that this is a Moebius album. Angular rhythms, disembodied voices, repeated loops of audio debris all combine to forge a facsimile of reality that is wonderfully peculiar. The earthy environments of Ding give it a remarkable depth of field, and Moebi masterfully allows a great deal of transparency in the mixes. The smallest of musical cues -- the alternating, faraway chords which float through Bone, for example -- are sufficient to tie the seemingly disparate elements together into a satisfying, truly musical experience. The strands of natural, mechanical, and electronic sounds are so deftly juxtaposed that music never quite overwhelms noise, and the clamor is never allowed to stifle Dings strange poetry. Altogether, Ding feels like something of a small revelation -- theres liberation in Moebis willful escape from a sound palette confined solely to his synthesizers. If the notion of manipulated, overlapping field recordings sounds dry and abstract, Ding is anything but. In places, the loping, syncopated pulses suggest the polyrhythms of African music, even funk -- but its a state which never quite materializes because the rhythm loops are almost always trimmed slightly too long or too short, deliberately interrupting the groove that otherwise could have taken hold. So its music you might conceivably dance to, if your legs arent quite the same length. Mentally, its much easier to dance with Ding. Shot through with Moebis humor and extraordinary imagination, its provocative choreography of music and noise remains one of his most seductive." - Bureau B.

Artist: MOEBIUS, DIETER
Title: Kram
Format: LP
Label: Bureau B
Country: Germany
Price: $23.00
"Dieter Moebius - one half of the legendary duo Cluster and the godfather of electronic krautrock - passed away in the summer of 2015. Bureau B are reissuing his final four solo albums. Following on from Blotch (BB 209CD/LP) and Nurton (BB 210CD/LP), reissued in 2016, Kram and Ding (BB 259CD/LP) now complete the quartet. Liner notes were penned by Moebiuss friend, the U.S. composer, producer, and musician Tim Story. Kram was originally released in 2009."

Tim Story on Kram: "Recorded in 2008, Krams playfully disjointed rhythms and shiny plastic surfaces give us just a glimpse perhaps of Moebis own state of mind -- content, at ease, and happy to be working on music. With small mobile recording setups in Berlin and Majorca where he and Irene split their time, he recorded when the muse struck (although he would hate the word muse). In English, kram means stuff and the title is fitting. Synthetic, toy-like sounds skitter across the soundstage, colliding with those unlikely rhythms, and modulating in real time with Moebis unmistakable hand on the controls. Funny, warped, joyfully cluttered, Kram unapologetically embraces its disposable sounds and sly humor. Imbued throughout with his singular conception of music and sound, its arguably Moebius most cheerful and mischievous album, and its all the richer for it. Moebi was a champion of the everyday -- self-effacing in both his life and his music. In Kram, he elevates the commonplace, then promptly subverts the touchstones which make it familiar. The lack of overt emotionality in his work sometimes obscures the humanity and depth thats always there, lurking behind the fabricated surfaces. Kram is a perfect example. Though he would be quick to dismiss it, the warmth of Moebis personality drifts indelibly through it."

Artist: MOGARD, ABUL
Title: Works
Format: Double LP
Label: Ecstatic
Country: USA
Price: $27.00
"Ecstatic offer a deeply arresting and definitive collection of Works by erstwhile Serbian factory worker-turned-synthesist Abul Mogard; containing selections from two cassettes released in 2012 and 2013 on Steve Moore and Anthony Paterras VCO Recordings, as well as a cassette only release on Ecstatic, never before available on vinyl. Abul Mogards relatively unusual path to releasing music is well documented, but bears repeating here. Upon taking retirement from a job at a factory which he held for decades, Mogard craved the mechanical noise and complex harmonics of the industrial workplace, and found that the best way to fulfil that need was through electronic music - using a limited set-up of Farfisa organs, voices, samplers and a self-built modular system to realize a peaceful yet haunting, sweetly coruscating sound that resonates uncommonly with music from Leyland Kirby to Alessandro Cortini, or Fennesz and Tim Hecker. The nine tracks on Works are soused in an emotional richness thats hard to forget once experienced. Broad daubs of distorted bass and naturally glorious harmonic progressions paint panoramas of wide open, grey-scaled skies whilst equally conveying the intimate feel of a person with their nose to the machine, toiling for a sound or feeling that really means something to them, and by turns, us. The fact that Mogard hails from an area hardly well-known for its synth music, and that hes of an age where most people take up gardening or lawn bowls, rather than synth music, only helps to aid the enigma and magic surrounding this remarkable artist and his layered, emotional music. RIYL: Alessandro Cortini, The Caretaker, Fennesz, Tangerine Dream, Brain Eno, Tim Hecker." - Ecstatic.
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Artist: MOGARD, ABUL/MAURIZIO BIANCHI
Title: Nervous Hydra / All This Has Passed Forever
Format: LP
Label: Ecstatic
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Ecstatics stunning split release between Maurizio Bianchi, godfather of the Italian industrial noise scene, and Abul Mogard, the much loved and hyperstitious synthesist, conjures a spellbinding testament to the transcendent and transportive energies of electronic music. Although appearing to starkly contrast on the surface, both artists work patently shares a lust for the suggestive abstraction of raw current and its pareidolia-like capacity to generate rich and uncanny emotional responses from the end user. On the A-side, Maurizio Bianchi serves the obfuscated, coruscating atmosphere of "Nervous Hydra"; a 17-minute piece of sunken, desiccated harmonic structures and warped greyscale tones rinsed with ET radio signals and distant percussion that recall the sound of embers landing on tinfoil or snow. It evokes the experience of being caught in a quietly raging whiteout with only a dying fire for company, or equally a sense of subaquatic, amniotic serenity prior to being evacuated into a much colder world. Listeners can trust that the Italian artists first new work in several years is faithful to his ever-uncompromising oeuvre, but theres also a tantalizingly elusive sense of redemption buried deep in there which marks it out from the rest of his canon and close to the work of his antecedents such as Kevin Drumm and Jim Haynes. In that pieces tempestuous wake, Abul Mogard brings a sense of soothing, glacial calm with "All This Has Passed Forever" on the B-side. For 16 blissed minutes, Mogard spells out a nostalgic fantasy in creamy strokes of Farfisa organ and Serge modular synthesizer recorded at EMS studios, Stockholm, and later combined with field recordings to elicit a wistfully widescreen paean to his days on the workshop floor accompanied by the harmonious drones and cacophony of heavy machinery. No matter the pieces provenance, though; its simply a sublime example of Abul Mogards gift for illusive, suspenseful ambient music which has seen his previous releases sky-rocket in second hand value since their earliest, sold-out editions. Over 30 minutes of ostensibly contrasting yet subtly, similarly spirited pieces that speak to the mystery and enigma of electronic musics tortured, searching and romantic soul in equal measure. Cut at Dubplates & Mastering; Edition of 500." - Ecstatic.

Artist: MUELLER, JON
Title: dHrAaNwDn
Format: Double LP
Label: Rhythmplex
Country: USA
Price: $35.00
Edition of 200 copies, DMM mastered white 140 gm LPs in a die cut jacket printed with metallic ink and a matte finish, featuring inner sleeves with location photographs printed in metallic ink and a matte finish.

"...On May 23, 2016, Jon Mueller played four drums for over six hours in this Meeting House. Engineer Fred Weaver traveled by truck from Pennsylvania, hauling and then constructing a complete mobile recording studio to record the drums and the intense acoustics of the room by placing microphones throughout the space. dHrAaNwDn (read as "hand drawn") offers a partial document of this session, featuring various long-form pieces from the day.
With dHrAaNwDn, Mueller, who has spent a great deal of his drumming career building a discography and performance reputation around ecstatic repetitive rhythms, brought a nearly impossible energy unheard in his previous work. In fact, two of Muellers earlier recordings, The Whole (Type Recordings, UK, 2010) and Alphabet of Movements (Type Recordings, UK, 2011) both pointed toward the Shakers. However, these were merely sketches compared to the severity found within dHrAaNwDn. As stark as these performances are, there is something in the patterns and acoustics, something in the feel and transmission of the sound that might have only been possible to occur in this room..." – Starlyn D’Angelo, Executive Director, Shaker Heritage Society.

"On dHrAaNwDn, relentless rhythms form a dissolved state between frenetic dance and Zen, driving both energy and contemplation simultaneously. The combination of movement and sound is almost palpable, yet easy to get lost within. From the perspective of the player, its a spiritual exercise. For the listener, it might not be much different.

Consider that in meditation, repetitive mantras lead toward an ideal state. In Rudolf Steiners Eurythmy, gestures relating to rhythm can be turned into “visible music.” In George Gurdjieffs movements, cosmic truth is transmitted through different postures. And in Shaker dance, high energy syncopated movements drove participants into trance states. Drumming can operate similarly. It is an active ritual of giving and receiving. Giving, in its intentional form and movement. Receiving, in the sound that returns. Its a focused call and response with the unknown." - Rhythmplex.

JON MUELLER - dHrAaNwDn from rhythmplex on Vimeo.


Artist: MUSCI, ROBERTO
Title: The Loa Of Music (The Complete Sessions)
Format: Double LP
Label: Soave
Country: Italy
Price: $39.00
"Soave present the first vinyl reissue of Roberto Muscis The Loa Of Music, originally released in 1984. The Loa Of Music is the debut recording project of Milanese composer and musician Roberto Musci, inspired by voodoo religion, Vever (the magical voodoo paintings), and Loas, the dark and magic spirits. The deep charm of non-western music led Musci to travel for many years across Africa, India, and Asia, studying rhythms, scales, performance, and interpretation of the most varied traditional and indigenous music. He made many field recordings and collected ethnic instruments that would then be combined with synthesizers and electronics in The Loa Of Music. Recorded in 1983, the project originally had 80 minutes of music, but only half was released on the original LP. For the first time, Soave have pressed the complete recording sessions from the original tapes of this phenomenally ambitious masterpiece that entirely refuses the well-trod path -- distilling a remarkable range of sonic reference and reality. A work of field recording, musique concrète, electronics, synthesis, and instrumentation, pulling from countless musics from across the globe, the result is nothing short of brilliant and stunningly beautiful. A near perfect work -- an egoless gesture, which rather than attempting to find consensus, offers every voice equity and cohabitation -- harnessing the history music, with all of its cultural diversity, as a vision for a more ideal future. Geographies and their sounds intertwine, while Muscis interventions and instrumentation thread a path. Ambiences ripple, sounds and voices converse in a vision of unity that may only exist within sonic realms. Unquestionably seminal, and one of the most important works to emerge from Italy in the last 50 years. Never before issued on vinyl since its original release, this will surely not to be around for long." - Soave.

Artist: NERVOUS GENDER
Title: Gestalt/Green Tile Floors
Format: 7"
Label: Test Tube
Country: USA
Price: $4.00
"2 songs from 1979 newly recorded for the first time in 2010 . Engineered by Paul Roessler of the Screamers. 45 rpm green vinyl limited to 500 copies." - Test Tube.
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Artist: NEUTRAL
Title: s/t
Format: 7"
Label: I Dischi Del Barone
Country: Sweden
Price: $11.00
"After two albums it was just about the right time for Neutral to enter the lets make a single-mode, and of course the outcome is a wonderful head-scratcher of the finest kind. The A-side bliss that is A-B-C is a somewhat classic Neutral track though exploring the more disconnected, free-roaming side of the damned things. Woke up on the wrong side of the bed, life is off kind of anti-rock and perhaps the first time we ever heard drums in Neutral. The feedback mayhem on 2-0-1-6 was captured in a barn out in the forest of the region of Småland a freezing summer night in front of a drunken moshpit of approximately 27 losers. You cant play in Belgium every weekend hums the grisly buzz from the monitors. The whole deal is finally sealed by a lovely interpretation of Le Forte Fours Japanese Superheroes that is as awkward as it is exquisite, a fanfare for the record scavengers and eternal dreamers. 200 copies. Black vinyl, white cardboard sleeve with postcard attached, stamped white labels, insert. Plays at 33rpm." - I Dischi Del Barone.

Artist: NEW YORK CONTEMPORARY FIVE, THE
Title: Consequences
Format: LP
Label: Modern Silence
Country: Malta
Price: $27.00
"Modern Silence present a reissue of The New York Contemporary Fives Consequences, originally released in 1966. The New York Contemporary Five barely lasted a year, all told, but they recorded five albums that shaped the jazz to come. They were a super-group after the fact -- the stellar frontline of Don Cherry, Archie Shepp, and John Tchicai all being relative newcomers at the time. Cherry had recently left Ornette Coleman and was only starting to stretch into world music. Shepp was fresh off a stint with Cecil Taylor and had just found his voice as a composer and performer. And Tchicai was virtually unknown. Their scorching music -- aided by the supple and hard-hitting rhythm section of Don Moore and J. C. Moses -- is a thrilling mix of adventurous soloing and post-bop structures, memorable heads and go-for-broke improv. Shepp and Tchicai offered two different ways forward for sax players: Shepp privileged texture, density, and fragmentation -- a pointillist take on Ben Webster or Coleman Hawkins, perhaps. Tchicai was a master of melodic invention, teasing out hard and bright phrases that seem unpredictably off-kilter. Whats still remarkable about these tunes is their sense of internal tension. Theyre wound tighter than a magnet coil, without sacrificing any spontaneity. Theres little thats strictly free about this jazz, but its full of reckless and unexpected drama all the same. "Consequences" is the records barnburner, built on fiery performances and climaxing with a Don Cherry solo that sounds like the aural equivalent of a fifty foot skid mark. Their version of Bill Dixons "Trio" is contemplative by comparison, offering a loping groove, overlapping textures, and a series of wonderfully sustained solos that show off the stylistic strengths of each player." - Modern Silence.

Artist: OISTER
Title: 1973-74 Pre-Dwight Twilley Band
Format: Double LP
Label: Hozac
Country: USA
Price: $33.00
"The legendary 1973-74 Teac Tapes from deep inside the Dwight Twilley Band vault have been unleashed, never before available in any format, Oister was the primary name of the Dwight Twilley and Phil Seymour duo from the time they met in 1967 until the release of their Top 20 debut hit single Im On Fire in 1975. The two halves of the Oister formed a whole, and a tight friendship and performing partnership took flight, and with Dwights incredible songs in hand, the two were off and running. Recording at home with one of the first (commercially-available to the public) multi-track Teac home tape machines, the Oister DIY ethic was locked in early, and just exploded with an endless stream of ethereal pop magic, most of which has never been re-recorded by the Dwight Twilley Band, remaining frozen in time. The pair were cranking out an impressive amount of original material and pressing small batches of their own acetate LPs locally in Tulsa to sell to their friends at school, of which, this 2LP collection rounds up 20 of their finest tracks, finally available to the public after over 40 years. The early, primal years of the Twilley/Seymour Oister-era are sadly undocumented until now, with this 20-track collection, freshly remastered from the original tape for vinyl for the first time anywhere, now on HoZac Archival. These songs seamlessly bridge those heavenly Everly Brothers harmonies with their beloved Anglo Pop bravado, yet keeping the sound undeniably definitive of early American Power Pop. Ghostly echoes slip through some of the delicate tracks like spirits in the night, while others crank up the juice and just ooze out that real, uncut rockn roll, framing up their successful next incarnation as the Dwight Twilley Band. Featuring liner notes from their friend and original session engineer, Kent Benjamin, and a crisp mastering job, the Oister collection is the impossible missing link between the Sun Records snarl and the melodic prowess of the British Invasions finest songsmiths, and now it can finally be yours. Recommended If You Like: Everly Brothers, Tom Petty, Big Star, Hollies, Badfinger, Raspberries, Emmit Rhodes, Todd Rundgren, T. Rex. 1st edition of 500 copies. Comes with free download." - Hozac.

Artist: OMARI, ABDOU EL
Title: Nuits Dete
Format: LP
Label: Radio Martiko
Country: Belgium
Price: $27.00
"Radio Martiko present a reissue of Abdou El Omaris Nuits Dété, originally released in Morocco in 1976. Reissue of this ultra-rare oriental psych monster from the organ king of Casablanca, combining traditional rhythms with spaced-out modern sounds. First part of Abdou El Omaris Nuits trilogy. Includes download code." - Radio Martiko.
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Artist: PRIX
Title: Historix
Format: LP
Label: Hozac
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"Every time I close my eyes I fear this is just a sick dream, that there could really be such an incredible mid 70s power pop masterpiece like the Prix Historix album, and that its really found its home on HoZac Archival, but yes its really happening. What very well might be the most overlooked and unusually obscure offshoot of the Big Star family tree, Prix started off after Tommy Hoehn and Jon Tiven had done time in the last version of Big Star, with Hoehn contributing to the final Sister Lovers/3rd LP, and Tiven filling out the last live version of the band on their 1974 tour. The pair found themselves in 1975 looking for a new project as Tommy had sent in demos to Tiven, as well as having been called up to perform backup work on Tivens production with Chiltons 1975 Bachs Bottom LP. Hoehn would sing backup on the Chilton songs on the Chilton recordings and vice-versa on the Prix recordings as they cross-pollinated a batch of songs that are best represented here on Historix than anywhere else. Chris Bell was roped in for production as well as guitar & backup vocals and with Rick Clark added in on bass, they headed into the legendary Ardent Studios in Memphis to cut the recordings contained on this LP. Soon enough, this studio group made up an incredible collection of songs that would fluidly fade across projects, from all parties involved, very quickly in this especially creative mid 70s period, resulting in some of the most powerful rockn roll of the 1970s, and thats really saying something. Sadly, Prix suffered the same bad luck as Big Star a few years prior, and only mustered two 7 inches releases in 1977 (ORK Records) and 1978 (Miracle Records) before wits end was reached, and the rest of the truly jaw-dropping cuts on this album were hidden away on a CD-Only Japanese release in 2002 that didnt get much exposure outside of the Far East, until now. Thanks to the ORK Records Boxed set released by Numero Group last month, the world has been a bit more exposed to the previously released Prix songs, and if you like what youve heard so far, the other 3/4ths of the material contained here is going to really clean your clock. Included as well are three alternate version bonus tracks not included on the original CD release, and most of these tracks making their first appearance on vinyl here makes this LP a mandatory brick in your Memphis pop collection, and another essential piece in the Big Star family tree thats been unavailable for far too long." - VictimofTime.com

Artist: RODRIGUEZ CASTRO, PLÁCIDA
Title: Cantos Icaros
Format: Cass
Label: Masstropicas
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"...a collection of icaros or shamanic chants by Placido of Sensación Shipibo. They were recorded in Peru while the Masstropicas crew were there on a recent trip." - Culture Remixed blog. "[L]imited to only 100 copies and the funds made from selling will go towards building him a new home in Yarinacocha which burnt down in August leaving him and his family homeless." - Masstropicas.
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Artist: RUBS, THE
Title: Impossible Dream
Format: LP
Label: Hozac
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Joey Rubbish must be stopped, but its too late for that. As the architect of every note on this immaculate new LP, he joins the ranks of other groundbreaking modern home-recording luminaries such as Jay Reatard, Nobunny, Mikey Hyde of Medication, and Rick Crook of Lost Sounds/Lover!, all able to cover every instrumental note recorded, as well as the vocals & recording. Not a small feat and worth noting since its such a rare thing to pull off, especially when its this nuanced and complex, even by power pop standards. And with that, The Rubs second offering is finally here with Impossible Dream, a full spectrum of songs so tightly-knit, so cleverly-written, and so impossibly dreamy, you wont be able to pull them out of your skull for eternity. Agonizingly articulate pop that can barely contain its own excitement, these songs just keep hitting you, one after another, each better than the last, just continuously pounding their unwavering contagiousness into your brazen heart. Its not like The Rubs are reinventing the guitar with Impossible Dream, but this LP has something brilliant humming at its core, something stark, genuine, and extremely vulnerable. And yet so charming and confident, its almost dizzying in its bravado. From the instant Wrong Right Girl kicks off, its a tense and tender tear through the highs and lows of girls, summer, breakups, and tight jeans, drizzled with a reduction of those irresistible vocal hooks. With a run through a series of songs all named after individual heart-breakers (Judy, Amy, Ruby, & Emily), from slow-burners to hyper-charged rockers, theres such a great variety of styles and deliveries you just dont see very often in modern power pop. And lets not forget, the attention to detail, as well as the overall production control, is top-notch, which really adds depth to these incredible songs. Timeless stuff that avoids any & all modern pitfalls, Impossible Dream is a new high watermark in Chicago pop lineage you really need in your life. Recommended If You Like: The Nerves, The Jeanies, Plimsouls, Nick Lowe, Real Kids, Dutchess & Duke, Rockpile, Wreckless Eric. 1st press Black vinyl edition of 300 copies. Comes with free download." - Hozac.

Artist: SCHUMACHER, BEN AND ERIC SCHMID
Title: Vienna Acid
Format: 7"
Label: FQW
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Ben and Eric mock each and their careers other over a crap techno song" - FQW. Edition of 100 in full color sleeves.

Artist: SHEPHERD, ROGER
Title: In Love With These Times: My Life With Flying Nun Records
Format: Book
Label: Harper Collins
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"I wanted to be more than just an observer. I wanted to be a part of what was going on. I had told someone and the word was out, and now I had to actually do this thing. Start a record label. I must have been drunk." - Roger Shepherd.

"Roger Shepherd was working in a Christchurch record shop when he realised the local bands he loved needed someone to make their records. Flying Nun was born.
Those records and the bands that created them – The Chills, The Clean, Chris Knox and the Tall Dwarfs, The Verlaines, Sneaky Feelings, The Bats, Straitjacket Fits and many more – went on to define an era and create what became known as “the Dunedin Sound”.
In truth it was less a unified sound than a spirit of adventure and independence that characterised the Flying Nun ethos. In this long-awaited memoir, label founder Roger Shepherd describes the idealism and passion that drove the project in the first place, the hard realities of the music industry, and the constant tension between art and commerce.
Filled with revealing anecdote and insight, this is the definitive insider history of the one of the most innovative and original record labels of the modern era."
"Surely the label with the highest quality output per capita in pop history." – Guardian UK.

Artist: STALAG
Title: Secrets/Date Limite De Vente
Format: 7"
Label: Cameleon
Country: France
Price: $9.00
"Reissue of the very rare french single punk of 1981 by this group of Bordeaux. 300 copies."

"It all begins in the spring of 1978 when Kick, singer of Strychnine friend of Thierry (Heinenken at the time), presents him two of his friends, one bassist, other drummer: Richard Brousse and Jean de Rivière. Vincent "Tungstène" Simonacci, a student of Chinoi ( in the punk group Coral de la Teste-De-Buch) is recruited after working hard to impress his examiners.... According to legend, Beber, who had a superb bass that he had never played in his life, investigated the repertoire in a few days.

...In this destroy movement are the occasional punks, students of Archi and Fine Arts lovers of Andy Warhol, and the most authentic, more titillated of the castagne. The latter feed the darkest face of the group. Stalag becomes identifiable for institutions that call it "disturbance to public order". Some concerts are canceled in prevention. It is as much the excesses as the ultra-realism of the revolutionary message that make Stalag a historical group. " - excerpt from the book Bordeaux Rock(s) by Denis Fouquet (via Google Translate).

Artist: TEENAGE HEAD
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Cameleon
Country: France
Price: $23.00
"Recorded in one day in 1978, unpublished until now. Style Pub/Punk/ Rocknroll. 300 copies with insert."

"January 1977, Alain Lalanne, who previously played with Guy in a group of blues rock "ASSHOLE BLUES BAND" presents Alain Puyau, who has just learned to play drums. The TEENAGE HEAD group is created. The name comes from the FLAMIN GROOVIES LP released in 1971... Ricky remembers "First rehearsal with Guy and a drummer, I was plugged into his amp to sing, he played so hard that the ears whistled for days." Come many concerts as at the fair of Expo of Pau with LITTLE BOB STORY and DR. FEELGOOD. ... But the group separates by divergences, problems ofdrugs for some and degradation of the relations..." - Cameleon.

Artist: TI-THO
Title: s/t
Format: LP + 7"
Label: Vinyl-On-Demand
Country: Germany
Price: $30.00
“Christina Marisa Calcagno and Thomas Stelter, who recorded as the Hamburg new wave duo Ti-Tho in the early- and mid-80s, met when Calcagno was 13 and Stelter was teaching guitar to her friend Oliver. Calcagno and Oliver were in a band called Tempelfreuden, together with Markus Lipka and Johan Pop; Stelter had been following the band and going to their gigs, and eventually asked Calcagno sing in a project he was working on. Calcagno agreed, and began playing keyboard, writing lyrics, and singing with Stelter. During their first rehearsal the duo didnt have any lyrics in mind, so Calcagno picked up Die große Überfahrt, a 1975 volume of the Asterixcomic book series, and improvised. The result was their first recorded track, "Asterix" (included here), with many crazy lyrics and compositions to follow. The music scene in Germany, and especially the rising neue Deutsche welle (NDW), was very open-minded, and received even the craziest projects with open ears. Ti-Tho wrote lyrics based on experiences of everyday life and combined elements of traditional, flamenco, and punk musics... Everything was possible, and nothing was off-limits. One of the duos very first fans and admirers was Alfred Hilsberg, who was running the highly influential ZickZack label and writing for Sounds magazine. He produced and released Ti-Thos first 7", Traumtänzer, in 1982, both sides of which are included here, and got them a deal with Polydor to release three more 7"s and one 12", plus compilation-contributions for Polydor and ZickZack -- most of these tracks are included here. An LP produced in 1985 by famous producer Tom Dokoupil (Siluetes 61, The Wirtschaftswunder, Die Radierer, Die Partei...) is still waiting for release at the time of this writing. Ti-Tho made several TV-appearances and even music videos in the early-to-mid-80s. They also produced a musical,Dodona, which was performed at the Planetarium Hamburg. Sadly, moving to a major label pushed them in a commercial direction and suppressed their wonderful simplicity and artistic freedom. The pairs interest in the project waned; Calcagno began concentrating on her art and Stelter moved to the countryside, producing tracks for Calcagno to sing over when she was ready, but, unfortunately, the reunion never happened.” - Vinyl-On-Demand.
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Artist: V/A
Title: Geisteskrank - The Compilation
Format: Cass
Label: Kernkrach
Country: Germany
Price: $13.00
Includes 80s style fanzine/booklet. "C-90-tape with 41 bands between electro and punk incl. Sütterlin, Fröhliche Eiszeit, Human Puppets, Mazzolata, Pornoheft ..Collaboration with nine other DIY-labels (Aldi Punk, Strictly commercial, Hundehütte Records, Hafi Records, SKP Records, Scheishaus Records, Katze-Platten & Empty-Head-Records)" - Kernkrach.
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Artist: V/A
Title: Thesauraus Vol. 1
Format: Double LP
Label: Cameleon
Country: France
Price: $32.00
"28 tracks compilation from the French label D.M.F., 1964 to 1968. Surf, Beat, Garage, Rocknroll. With SHAZAMS, VIKINGS, LEADERS, COPAINS, SHOWERS, FRENETIQUES, TIMS, ROCK JUNIORS, GUITARES MAGIQUES, ECLIPSES, MEDIUMS, ATLAS de Rennes, SPARKLES, BLACK STIVERS, FAUVELS, MOODY STONES, SPIRITS, BOURGEOIS DE CALAIS, CYCLONES, BINS, GOUGNOU, FENNECKS, JERRYS, SENDERS, FRAISES DES BOIS, LIONETS, ATLAS DANGERS, BOB CHRISTIAN. Garefold 2LP 500 copies." - Cameleon.

Artist: VOIGT/465
Title: Slights Still Unspoken (1978-1979)
Format: LP
Label: Mental Experience
Country: Spain
Price: $27.00
"Mental Experience present an expanded reissue of Voigt/465s 1979 album Slights Spoken, titled Slights Still Unspoken (1978-1979). Formed in Sydney in 1976, Voigt/465 was a truly unique band from the exciting days of the Australian post-punk scene. Heavily influenced by such luminaries as the Velvets, Stooges, Syd Barrett, Pere Ubu, Can, Faust, Henry Cow, Slapp Happy, and Enos Roxy Music, they created an abrasive sound in which krautrock, DIY, avant-garage, post-punk, psych, art-rock, and free improv-noise combined to form a sound unlike any other. In 1978, they released one of the first DIY 45s from Australia, State/A Secret West, which showed their "pop-psych" side and was played by John Peel in the UK. The following year, their bass player Lindsay OMeara decided to leave the band and join Crime & The City Solution in Melbourne. Before parting ways, Voigt/465 decided to record one last album as a testament. Slights Spoken saw the light in 1979 and its without doubt one of the most fascinating albums from the post-punk/DIY era. The entire album is featured here, including the two tracks from their first 45. Includes download coupon which features three live tracks from 78-79, including killer covers of Faust, Can, and Roxy Music. RIYL: Can, Faust, Pere Ubu, Roxy Music, Family Fodder, The Homosexuals, Slapp Happy, This Heat, Pop Group, Primitive Calculators. Remastered sound; Insert with rare photos and liner notes by band member Phil Turnbull. Inlcudes dowload coupon." - Mental Experience.

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