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Artist: AIRAKSINEN, PEKKA
Title: Afrodipankara
Format: LP
Label: Vinyl-On-Demand
Country: Germany
Price: $22.00
Edition of 200. “Pekka Airaksinen is a Finnish composer of electronic music. Airaksinen formed his first band, The Sperm, in late 1967. The Sperm mixed elements of avant-garde music with free jazz and psychedelic pop. By 1970 Airaksinen had started his own label, O Records, to produce and distribute his solo LPs, including One Point Music (1972); The Sperms Shh! Heinäsirkat(1970); and a 1972 LP by his free-jazz-dominated project Samsa Trio (together with Antero Helander and Mattijuhani Koponen) (all available in theWorks 1968-1976 box (VOD 137LP)). Following The Sperms breakup in the mid-1970s, Airaksinen turned to Buddhism, but kept producing music in the years to come, integrating Roland 808 drum machines into his music and releasing classic LPs like 1984s Buddhas of Golden Light (ALE 004LP); it was during this period that he produced Afrodipankara.” - Vinyl-On-Demand.
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Artist: ART INTERFACE
Title: Secretaries from Heaven/Wild Card
Format: Double LP
Label: Vinyl-On-Demand
Country: Germany
Price: $34.00
“Art Interface was a synth band uninfluenced by the direction of mainstream European synth stylings. A band from the American Midwest (except for the Swedish drummer), it was initiated in 1979 by Douglas Vasey, Steven Curran, and Claes Roswall, with Roger Deason joining later. They disdained Kraftwerk but loved NEU! and bands like The Stooges. Propelled by live drums instead of marching lockstep to the beat of a drum machine, they twisted knobs on impulse with no idea of what would happen. They recorded many songs in the studio with all members playing at once but recording on separate tracks, which gives them a looseness and a life contrary to the more robotic feel of the time. Some songs had a sociopolitical bent and thus a purpose; others were merely wild, unexpected accidents of immediate creation, ranging from melodic to ambient to noise to all of the above. Unlike many synth bands, guitar often figured into the mix -- sometimes in the background, and sometimes as a striking accent over the synths, but never as a traditional lead. Their first synth-based tape,Secretaries from Heaven, released on their own If Records in early 1982, was meant as a kind of parody. The combination of simple, self-playing sounds and Vaseys great lyrics was stronger than anyone expected. Two 7" (Secretaries from Heaven and Wardance) followed 1983 and 84, respectively. In 1986 they released their full-length debut, Great Big World of Noise and Shit, and another demo tape called Its Not the Way It Should Have Been But Thats the Way It Is. This double LP collection, also available as part of the expansive 80s Minimal.Synth.Wave: Volume III box set (VOD 138LP), combines tracks from all of the releases described above.” - Vinyl-On-Demand.

Artist: ART INTERFACE
Title: Secretaries from Heaven/Wild Card (Deluxe)
Format: Double LP + 7" + Shirt
Label: Vinyl-On-Demand
Country: Germany
Price: $71.00
“Deluxe edition. Includes bonus reissue of the 1984Wardance/Raygun Assassins 7" and T-shirt. Art Interface was a synth band uninfluenced by the direction of mainstream European synth stylings. A band from the American Midwest (except for the Swedish drummer), it was initiated in 1979 byDouglas Vasey, Steven Curran, and Claes Roswall, with Roger Deason joining later. They disdained Kraftwerk but loved NEU! and bands likeThe Stooges. Propelled by live drums instead of marching lockstep to the beat of a drum machine, they twisted knobs on impulse with no idea of what would happen. They recorded many songs in the studio with all members playing at once but recording on separate tracks, which gives them a looseness and a life contrary to the more robotic feel of the time. Some songs had a sociopolitical bent and thus a purpose; others were merely wild, unexpected accidents of immediate creation, ranging from melodic to ambient to noise to all of the above. Unlike many synth bands, guitar often figured into the mix -- sometimes in the background, and sometimes as a striking accent over the synths, but never as a traditional lead. Their first synth-based tape,Secretaries from Heaven, released on their own If Records in early 1982, was meant as a kind of parody. The combination of simple, self-playing sounds and Vaseys great lyrics was stronger than anyone expected. Two 7" (Secretaries from Heavenand Wardance) followed 1983 and 84, respectively. In 1986 they released their full-length debut, Great Big World of Noise and Shit, and another demo tape called Its Not the Way It Should Have Been But Thats the Way It Is. This double LP collection, also available as part of the expansive 80s Minimal.Synth.Wave: Volume III box set (VOD 138LP), combines tracks from all of the releases described above.” - Vinyl-On-Demand.

Artist: ARTEMIEV, EDUARD
Title: Solaris OST
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
"Its only appropriate that Solaris, Russian filmmaker ANDREI TARKOVSKYs psychological sci-fi classic from 1972, contains an equally original and mind-bending score. Solaris explores the inadequacies of time and memory on an enigmatic planet below a derelict space station. To reinforce the films chilling setting, Tarkovsky commissioned composer EDUARD ARTEMIEV to construct an electronic soundscape reflecting planet Solaris amorphous and mysterious surface; Artemiev rose to the challenge with a prophetic work that defies the eras technological limitations while evoking unparalleled emotional responses even today. Artemievs score-centered around variations on Bachs "Chorale Prelude in F-Minor," a somber piece for solo organ-sounds majestic alongside dissonant crescendos and formless, ambient tracks. Armed with the massive ANS synthesizer Artemiev drafted sine waves on glass plates for the machine to interpret. The only prototype of the ANS was destroyed shortly after the Solaris soundtrack was recorded. Luckily this artifact of transcendent composition married with technological innovation endures as a masterpiece of early electronic music. Superior Viaduct is honored to present the first-time official release of Artemievs original soundtrack for the film. Hand-assembled jackets with three unique designs and is recommended for fans of Cluster, Iannis Xenakis, and Louis and Bebe Barrons Forbidden Planet."- Superior Viaduct.

Artist: AYE AYE
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Richie/Testostertunes
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"The CV on Aye Aye, the long-rumored self-titled debut by Philadelphias premier desert blues marsupials, runs deep through the beerstrewn underbelly of Philly rock. The Gibbons Bros unmistakable slow-motion, big-chord fuzz will be familiar to anyone whos taken a plunge into the Bardo Pond soundpool over the last few decades, though a cultivated ear will note more grits and butts and less pedalboard worship here. Ben Leapheart retains his very official title of greatest drummer in Philadelphia -- have you shmoes not heard Purling Hiss or Watery Love? -- with his innate understanding that the drums lead, not merely keep time. Yeah, yeah, cool, but what does it sound like? OK bub, how about terrestrial crunching rock drifting over a great expanse? Aye Aye is limited to 300 copies on vinyl and includes a complimentary digital download with purchase." - Richie.

Artist: AYLER TRIO, ALBERT
Title: Spiritual Unity
Format: LP
Label: ESP-Disk
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
"2015 repress. 180 gram virgin vinyl. Pressed in the United States with original artwork restored. Spiritual Unity, recorded on July 10, 1964, is the album that made Albert Ayler and ESP-Disk famous (or, in some peoples eyes/ears, infamous). Mr. Ayler had already recorded in Europe and, in February 64, in New York, but this was the first album on which neither he nor his collaborators held back. It was also ESPs first jazz recording. Spiritual Unity presented a new improvisation paradigm: looser structure, less regard for standard pitch, and no obligation to present a regular beat. Aylers sound was unprecedented, much rawer than any other jazz of the time. Sometimes it was expressed in squalls of untempered sound, sometimes in outbursts of poignant spontaneous melody. Meanwhile, under and around the leaders unfettered self-expressions, bassist Gary Peacock and drummer Sunny Murray reinvented the roles of their instruments." - ESP-Disk.

Artist: BACHS, THE
Title: Out of the Bachs
Format: LP
Label: Out-Sider
Country: Spain
Price: $27.00
“60s garage-psych moody monster! Out of The Bachs was originally released in 1968 as a private pressing of 150 copies; its one of the rarest USA 60s garage/teenbeat albums ever. The band consisted of five young kids from Chicago, regulars at local teen dances, who decided to release an album for their fans before splitting up. Recorded and mixed in just ten hours at a makeshift studio, Out of The Bachs offers 12 amazing self-penned songs with a sound ahead of its time. Pure teenage-angst vocals, crashing Rickenbackers, fuzz outbursts, killer moody tracks... Sadly, all previous reissues of the album failed to capture the true sound of the original, until the Time-Lag label reissued it in 2011 with remastered sound from a pristine original vinyl copy. This reissue uses the same audio master as the out-of-print Time-Lag edition. File next to The Rising Storm, The Fantastic Dee-Jays, The Savages. Includes insert with detailed liner notes and rare photos.” - Out-Sider.

Artist: BÖHMLER, CLAUS
Title: Klangundkrach (1996)
Format: LP
Label: Slowscan
Country: Netherlands
Price: $32.00
2014 release, edition of 300 copies (270 + 30 A.P.). Böhmler, who is based in Hamburg and associated with Fluxus, has previous releases on Edition Block, ? Records, and Wiens Verlag.

“Super limited edition by the legendary Claus Böhmler. Since the late 60s he has remained faithful to radical experiments with visuals and sound material from the cultural everyday; generating drawings, texts, radio-based sound works, artist’s books and video clips in tumblr. mode. He has become the champion of a low-tech, but high-end analysis of language, technology, and entertainment.” - Slowscan.

Artist: BENDER, JOHN
Title: Memories of Mindless Mechanical Monologues 1976-1985
Format: 7 LP + 7"
Label: Vinyl-On-Demand
Country: Germany
Price: $170.00
“2015 repress of the 2012 box set. John Bender is without a doubt the protagonist, if not the inventor, of the musical genre known as minimal wave. His synthesizer sounds carried elements of techno and acid a decade before the invention of techno. His voice and his somewhat sentimental, mournful lyrics made his music outstanding and extraordinary, an unprecedented mixture of elements. His three self-released LPs -- I Dont Remember Now (1980),Plaster Falling (1981), and Pop Surgery (1983) -- are must-haves for every serious collector and anyone interested in coldwave, minimal synth, and techno sounds. This seven-LP box set (with bonus 7") includes I Dont Remember Now, Plaster Falling (with selections from several tape releases known as Plaster: The Prototypes (1981)), Pop Surgery (also with selections from Plaster: The Prototypes), Packing List (1982), At the 4th St. Cage 1/83 (1983), Do the Cage (1983), and tracks from The Cassette (1986), originally released under Benders Johnny Vortex moniker.” - Vinyl-on-Demand.

Artist: BRADBURY, GARRY
Title: Panspermia
Format: Double LP + 7"
Label: Vinyl-On-Demand
Country: Germany
Price: $40.00
“Garry Bradbury is widely considered one of Australias pioneers of electronic music. From 1980 to 1985, Bradbury was a member of the seminal electronic post-punk project Severed Heads alongside Tom Ellard, Richard Fielding, and others. The group released a series of seminal albums, including Blubberknife (1982), Since the Accident(1983), City Slab Horror (1985), and the retrospective Clifford Darling, Please Dont Live in the Past (1985). These works were characterized by dynamic integration of experimental musical practices, such as tape manipulations, cut-ups, and the use of found sounds, with more conventional musical forms containing recognizable beats and melodies. Bradbury also directed and designed, with various collaborators, three Severed Heads videos, for the tracks "Goodbye Tonsils," "Canine," and "Big Car." In 1988 he released his first solo album, Drug Induced Sex Rituals (titled for a young American audience). In 1992, with Jason Gee, he formed the band Size. They played live, drank beer, and smoked copious cigarettes throughout the 90s and eventually released the album Actual Size in 1997. Bradbury followed this with two solo CDs -- Ruffini Corpuscle(2003) and Instant Oblivion (2005) -- released on Dual Plover, a notorious label that specialized in "smashing windows of opportunity." Throughout this time he also worked extensively in theater, providing soundtracks for works ranging from experimental movement theatre -- most notably Burn Sonata, featured at the 1998 Adelaide Festival -- to the Sydney Theatre Companys productions of Shakespeare. His soundtrack for Macbeth (2002) is particularly infamous for its relentless, nightmarish brutality, consisting as it did, for the most part, of samples of pinball machines. Panspermia, also available as part of the expansive 80sMinimal.Synth.Wave: Volume III box set (VOD 138LP), is an assemblage of remastered and re-edited works by Bradbury, recorded sporadically from 1986 to 2005. Its released in advance of Bradburys 2015 album Yakovlevian Torque.” - Vinyl-On-Demand.

Artist: CACOPHONY "33"
Title: Park Holme Recordings 1983-89
Format: LP + 7"
Label: Vinyl-On-Demand
Country: Germany
Price: $30.00
“Kevin Kettle, from Lincoln, England, started Cacophony “33” around 1982. Formed out the ashes of a post-punk/new wave band, Cacophony “33” was embraced by the cassette culture bedroom recording movement, and Kettle traded his tapes worldwide with other artists. He released most of his 20 tape releases on his own Park Holme Recordings label in ultra-limited editions, almost all with unique, DIY packaging. His wonderful style, combining minimal synth with psychedelic elements, is an essential must for every fan of music in the vein of The Legendary Pink Dots.” - Vinyl-On-Demand.

Artist: CHRISTIANSEN, HENNING
Title: Symphony Natura
Format: LP
Label: Slowscan
Country: Netherlands
Price: $54.00
“Reissue on black vinyl, strictly limited to 90 copies, hand numbered, contains the original cover from the first edition plus the score, also numbered. Limited quantities available! "Symphony Natura op.170" (1985) is a long collage of electronic drones and animal sounds, recorded at the Zoo in Rome in 1985.” - Slowscan. "First of all, I think of Bruckners great symphonies modelled after nature, from the days of flourishing orchestral culture, great feelings and gazing into the soundscape. Which was always the landscape of a concert hall and musicians dressed up as penguins, many violins. Originally most ideals of instrumental sounds were derived from animal voices or other sounds of natural phenomena. The violins, for instance: someone found out that stretched out, dried bowels could produce sounds, there is a funny saying: "My bowels are crying." This has been civilized, "refined", and much has been achieved for the human mind (Save the Nature, use it). The strings have played spirituality to the human being. Today, however, I have the opportunity to treat the voices of sheep electrically so that they can be used as instruments for our acoustic expression and also to set us thinking about our present-day relation to nature - also to our own nature as human beings. I have worked with animal voices before, in the ROMA ZOO, e. g., I made a suite of animal voices which I called SYMPHONY NATURA, I have also worked with the howling of wolves and with canaries (The Green Birdchoirpiano - Museum of Art, Northern Jutland) ("Freedom Is Around the Corner" - Yellow Music in Berlin) and also monkey singing, all of it nature variations on tape. What is important to me now is where and in which context such works are being performed. I have been in concert halls, in theaters, but I am not really harpy with these environments for my animal music. I have to construct new "concert halls" for such works and therefore I really like this relatively large "Concert castle" on the meadow at the Danube in front of the famous Brucknerhaus, it is ideal for me and I am writing a new slogan: "Sheep instead of Violins." The meadow belongs to the sheep, it is their territory, thats where they belong and people come to visit them.” - Henning Christiansen.
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Artist: CLOCK DVA
Title: Horology 2: The Future & Radiophonic Dvations
Format: 5 LP Box Set
Label: Vinyl-On-Demand
Country: Germany
Price: $115.00
“This five-LP box contains material that predates the contents of the 2012 Horology box set. Horology 2 is a companion collection of experimental recordings made in late 1977 and 1978 by Adi Newton before and during the formative period of development ofClock DVA. The first LP in the box includes recordings made by The Future, the trio of Newton,Martyn Ware, and Ian Craig Marsh, before the group developed into The Human League and Clock DVA. The Future pioneered an electronically synthesized sound that would later dominate the 1980s and synthpop. The remaining four LPs, titledRadiophonic Dvations, include previously unreleased experimental analog tape and synthesis works inspired by early acousmatics, radiophonics, psychotronics, the occult, and avant-garde electronics. These recordings are from the earliest period of Adi Newtons research and development, pioneering experimental work made at the outset of what became industrial and minimal electronic music in the late 1970s. Horology 2 includes a 40-page booklet that examines infrasound, psychoacoustics, psychotronics, and the development of tape music and radical experimental electronics, illustrated throughout with archival photos and artwork.” - Vinyl-On-Demand.

Artist: COPELAND, ERIC
Title: Remixes (Panda Bear, Larry Gus, Fhloston Paradigm, Anthony Naples)
Format: 12"
Label: DFA
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Limited editon of 1000 hand-stamped and numbered copies, assembled at DFA in NYC.
DFA is proud to release a long-gestating 12” single of wild interprations of Eric Copelands 2013 album “Joke In The Hole”. The Black Dice member received universal acclaim for the record, “Fringe though Copeland may be, this album is a serious coup for DFA—he walks the line between complete nuttiness and outright accessibility, and ends up with one of his best records to date.” (XLR8R) Starting us off is Panda Bear, who adds his trademark falsetto vocals and shuffling percussion, sweetening Erics black coffee beats. DFAs own sonic collagist Larry Gus blends Erics mumbled vocals with bright percussion and a vocoded male choir, among many other audio dalliances. Meanwhile, Hyperdubs Fhloston Paradigm (AKA King Britt) takes aim with his laser cannons, firing volleys at unrelenting waves of marching alien armies, before being swallowed up in a solar flare. Finally, Anthony Naples (Text Records, Trilogy Tapes) brings it back to the club with snaps, claps, and hi-hats, but it sounds like you left ‘em out in the rear window of your car on a sunny day. You know what we mean." - DFA.

Artist: DALTON, KAREN
Title: Cotton Eyed Joe
Format: Double CD
Label: Megaphone UK
Country: UK
Price: $15.00
"2015 repress of this acclaimed 2007 double album of previously unheard Karen Dalton live recordings from 1962. These recordings were an unexpected treat, following the hugely acclaimed 2006 reissues of Karen Daltons studio albums Its So Hard to Tell Whos Going to Love You the Best (1969) and In My Own Time (1971). Karen Dalton met Joe Loop in Boulder, Colorado, in 1962; Joe Loop made these recordings of Dalton singing and playing 12-string guitar and banjo at The Attic in Boulder in October 1962. Colorado was a hotbed of folk music; folk singers would stop off in Denver and Boulder en route to California and New York. The areas sparse population welcomed their company, at a time when young nonconformists were personae non gratae in most states. It was a cheap place to live, Boulder had a large university, and both Denver and Boulder had very active folk entrepreneurs. After missing her name in every music history book and encyclopedia for decades, it has since been noted that Karen Dalton was hugely influential on the founding father of folk rock, Fred Neil. Fred Neil only ever broke his reluctance to make public statements on one subject: his awe for and debt to Dalton. Karen Daltons first LP was recorded in 1969 and it was hard to guess whether she was inspired by Neil or the reverse. His song, "Red Are the Flowers," for instance -- released on his 1964 debut album Tear Down the Walls (as "Red Flowers") in a duet with Vince Martin -- was more in line in terms of style and tempo with the days hootenannys than with the LPs that Neil would eventually record in 1966 (Fred Neil) and 1967 (Sessions) under the benevolent laissez-faire production of Nik Venet. Karen Daltons rendition of "Red Are the Flowers" showcase her playing Neils song in the style that he would later evolve into, when unhinged, and foretells the lyricism that one Tim Buckley would self-admittedly lift from his all-time model, Neil. Another example is "Its Alright," a breath-taking cover of a Ray Charles tune. Another major singer-songwriter under Daltons spell, Tim Hardin, made no secret of his passion for Ray Charless music. Hardin is known to have turned from art to music because of his encounter with Dalton in New York, and he spent most of the 60s with her and Joe Loop around Boulder." - Megaphone UK.

Artist: DALTON, KAREN
Title: Green Rocky Road
Format: CD
Label: Megaphone UK
Country: UK
Price: $15.00
"2015 repress; originally released in 2008. Another chapter in the ever-evolving story of Karen Dalton. These are home recordings, taped by Joe Loop, as was the acclaimed double live album Cotton Eyed Joe (MEGAUK 015CD, 2007). These recordings were made at Daltons home in Boulder, Colorado, on a reel-to-reel. It sounds like the album Dalton would have released in 1963 had she been given the opportunity. Here are the first takes of "Ribbon Bow," "Katie Cruel," and "In the Evening," and a more complete document of Daltons repertoire on banjo. During their first long stay in Colorado, Dalton and her husband Richard Tucker were lucky enough to find in Joe Loop an enlightened club owner who would book them often but who was also a self-taught sound engineer. Joe Loop recorded a couple of Daltons shows, and would also occasionally bring his reel-to-reel machine to Dalton and Tuckers house on Pine Street so they could record their burgeoning musical ideas. Some jams were recorded with Tucker trying his hand at the saxophone, without the ease he showed on vocals. But Dalton was overwhelmed by the reel-to-reel machines possibilities and would gladly experiment by herself with overdubs -- something of a portastudio a couple of decades before it became a musicians household commodity. By the grace of Joe Loops faith, we now have a document of what a 1963 Karen Dalton album would be like." - Megaphone UK.

Artist: DALTON, KAREN
Title: Its So Hard to Tell Whos Going to Love You the Best
Format: CD/DVD
Label: Megaphone UK
Country: UK
Price: $21.00
"Major 2015 re-release of this absolutely essential all-time classic folk/blues album, originally released in 1969 and reissued by Megaphone in 2006. Includes booklet and stunning DVD with archival footage. Discovered by Fred Neil, produced by Nik Venet (the man who signed The Beach Boys and took The Beatles to America), and hugely influential on Tim Hardin, Karen Dalton is the lost girl of Greenwich Village, and this is her debut album. Bob Dylan, in his bestselling memoir Chronicles: Volume One (2004), writes, "My favorite singer in the place was Karen Dalton. She was a tall white blues singer and guitar player, funky, lanky and sultry... Karen had a voice like Billie Holidays and played the guitar like Jimmy Reed and went all the way with it. I sang with her a couple of times."" - Megaphone UK.

Artist: DOK-U-MENT
Title: Kum De Profundis 1982-1984
Format: LP
Label: Vinyl-On-Demand
Country: Germany
Price: $22.00
“In late 1982, Jessie Last and Malcom Smith, both from Cambridge, Massachusetts, launched their pioneering electro-experimental-techno project Dok-U-Ment. They self-released a very limited self-titled tape, and it caught the ear of Sleep Chambers John Zewizz, who joined the project while trying to convince Last and Smith to join Sleep Chamber. In 1983 they re-released the first tape in edited and extended form on John Zewizzs Inner-X-Musick label. One track was also licensed to Gut Level Musics 1983Gut Level One: A Compilation, and two tracks were included on the 1984 Inner X-Musick compilation The Oblique Collection.... Smith and John Zewizz became increasingly involved with Genesis P-Orridges Temple ov Psychick Youth, and supported Psychic TVon their first American tour; the Dok-U-Ment was terminated just three years after it had started. Although an output of about ten officially released tracks isnt much, the influence and quality of those tracks simply cannot be ignored. This LP includes the entirety of the original self-titled tape, plus two tracks that were added for the 1983 Inner-X-Musick reissue.” - Germany.

Artist: FLIPPER
Title: Some Day/Distant Illusion
Format: 7
Label: Subterranean
Country: USA
Price: $4.50
"One of this worlds most controversial bands returned in 1990 after a hiatus of several years and the death of a key member, with two new songs by Bruce Loose, Ted Falconi, Steve DePace and new bassist John Dougherty. Packaged in a transparent pouch on colored vinyl." - Subterranean.
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Artist: GAM
Title: Eiszeit
Format: LP
Label: Dirty Knobby
Country: USA
Price: $21.00
“Underground German kosmic rock band GAM recorded their sole record, Eiszeit, in 1978 and then shelved it after the master tape disappeared. Comprised of echo-guitar pioneer Günter Schickert, guitarist Axel Struck, and drummer Michael Leske, GAMs record sat undiscovered and thought lost until The Crack in the Cosmic Egg authors Alan and Steven Freeman tracked down Günter, found out that he had a copy of the recording, and released it on CD on their label, Cosmic Egg, in 2004.  Championed by Julian Cope, GAM wove echoed guitars and tripped-out vocals together over a tight rhythmic groove that still sounds current thirty odd years after their recording date.  First time on LP, this record was mastered from 1/4" tape by Timothy Stollenwerk and features a tip-on sleeve and a color insert with English and German liner notes. Eiszeit will appeal to fans of early Ash Ra Tempel, Cosmic Jokers, and Achim Reichel and the Machines.  500 pressed.” - Dirty Knobby. 

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.

Artist: GOLDBERG
Title: Misty Flats
Format: CD
Label: Future Days
Country: UK
Price: $17.00
"Barry Thomas Goldberg was 23 in 1974, the year his Minneapolis power pop group, The Batch, split up. Rudderless, he set about recording solo album Misty Flats, and though few would hear it in its day, he hit on something very special indeed. In 1974, the world was weary, the Vietnam War was ending, America was at this place where it didnt know where it was heading, it was the fumes of Watergate days, says Goldberg now. Id just left my band, and I didnt know where I was heading either. And thats what Misty Flats represents: neither high road nor low, but somewhere in between. Where The Batch were a harmony-drenched power pop band in the mold of Big Star and The Rubinoos, Misty Flats was an album of ecstatic desolation, an unhinged loner-folk gem that came from a unique place: I wanted to make the first punk rock album, and if Id recorded those songs with a band, maybe thats what it wouldve been, Goldberg says. The album was, instead, recorded in mono in a two-day recording binge on a two-track Ampex tape machine. It features just Goldberg and his friend Michael Yonkers, author of the cult 1968 LPMicrominiature Love, playing guitar, bass, harmonica, and vocals between them. In it, we hear echoes of Goldbergs childhood in Las Vegas, where trips to the movies were surrogate babysitters for his single mother. Hollywood and Stars In The Sand dream of LA life, where Pop And Ice has a narrative straight from hard-edged 70s cinema about a drummer whos drafted into the army. Never Came To Stay details his return to Minneapolis, where he remains to this day, working as an administrator for the Minnesota Twins baseball team. Back in 74, Yonkers had crushed several vertebrae at work and used his payoff to fund five albums: four of his own and GoldbergsMisty Flats, which was pressed in a run of just 500. We were into art, not commerce, notes Goldberg now, but at the time he was frustrated his album was allowed to drift off into obscurity. Goldberg forged ahead to record a 24-track rock album called Winter Summer which languishes in the vault to this day;Misty Flats, however, is finally widely available in this first-ever reissue." - Future Days.

Artist: GOLDBERG
Title: Misty Flats
Format: LP
Label: Future Days
Country: UK
Price: $24.00
Pressed on 180-gram vinyl and housed in deluxe tip-on gatefold jacket. Includes download code. "Barry Thomas Goldberg was 23 in 1974, the year his Minneapolis power pop group, The Batch, split up. Rudderless, he set about recording solo album Misty Flats, and though few would hear it in its day, he hit on something very special indeed. In 1974, the world was weary, the Vietnam War was ending, America was at this place where it didnt know where it was heading, it was the fumes of Watergate days, says Goldberg now. Id just left my band, and I didnt know where I was heading either. And thats what Misty Flats represents: neither high road nor low, but somewhere in between. Where The Batch were a harmony-drenched power pop band in the mold of Big Star and The Rubinoos, Misty Flats was an album of ecstatic desolation, an unhinged loner-folk gem that came from a unique place: I wanted to make the first punk rock album, and if Id recorded those songs with a band, maybe thats what it wouldve been, Goldberg says. The album was, instead, recorded in mono in a two-day recording binge on a two-track Ampex tape machine. It features just Goldberg and his friend Michael Yonkers, author of the cult 1968 LPMicrominiature Love, playing guitar, bass, harmonica, and vocals between them. In it, we hear echoes of Goldbergs childhood in Las Vegas, where trips to the movies were surrogate babysitters for his single mother. Hollywood and Stars In The Sand dream of LA life, where Pop And Ice has a narrative straight from hard-edged 70s cinema about a drummer whos drafted into the army. Never Came To Stay details his return to Minneapolis, where he remains to this day, working as an administrator for the Minnesota Twins baseball team. Back in 74, Yonkers had crushed several vertebrae at work and used his payoff to fund five albums: four of his own and GoldbergsMisty Flats, which was pressed in a run of just 500. We were into art, not commerce, notes Goldberg now, but at the time he was frustrated his album was allowed to drift off into obscurity. Goldberg forged ahead to record a 24-track rock album called Winter Summer which languishes in the vault to this day;Misty Flats, however, is finally widely available in this first-ever reissue." - Future Days.

Artist: HARRISON, WENDELL
Title: An Evening With The Devil
Format: LP
Label: Tribe
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Exact repro reissue of Wendell Harrisons 1972 release, featuring Marcus Belgrave (flugel horn), Charles Moore (trumpet), Will Austin (bass), Charles Eubanks (electric piano), Ike Daney (drums), and Phillip Ranelin (trombone)." - Tribe.

Artist: IRSOL
Title: First Contact/Half Life
Format: LP
Label: Vinyl-On-Demand
Country: Germany
Price: $22.00
“Its late 1981 and Attritions embryonic Black Prince Studio has set up in band member Ashley Niblocks bedroom in Coventry, England. Analog synthesizers, drum machines, and a primitive four-track recorder with tape echoes and spring reverbs. They would write and rehearse regularly during those early days. Niblock would also moonlight with two of his school friends, Edward Pearson and Richard Woodfield as Irsol. A different beast from the anarchic post-punk noise and rhythms of the early Attrition, Irsol was a more polished affair, and far more influenced by the electronics of, for example, Tangerine Dream. By summer 1982 they had produced their first self-released tape, First Contact, which attracted some attention from local figures, including Alan Rider, who released their second tape, Half Life, on his Adventure in Reality label in 1983, and reissuedFirst Contact in 1984. Half Life contained a side of studio recording and a side of a one-off live show at the old school -- founded in 1344 -- that they all attended. The track "Reesoning" from First Contact appeared on Volume Five of Gary Levermores legendary Third Mind five-tape compilation Rising from the Red Sand (1983). This LP includes the entirety of First Contact and the studio side of Half Life.” - Vinyl-On-Demand.

Artist: JACK RUBY
Title: Hit & Run /Bad Teeth
Format: 7
Label: Saturday
Country: France
Price: $10.00
Two 1974 recordings from the nearly OOP CD. http://www.villagevoice.com/2011-12-28/music/the-story-behind-1970s-era-nyc-proto-punks-jack-ruby/
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Artist: JARVIS STREET REVUE
Title: Mr. Oil Man
Format: LP
Label: Lion Productions
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
"From the original master tapes. Limited to 500 copies. Heavy tip-on gatefold jacket + insert with band history, photos, images of sheet music for several songs, and lyrics for the bands greatest statement, Mr. Oil Man. Poised between Toronto and Winnipeg, Thunder Bay, Ontario became the refuge for every touring band in Canada; a mandatory break while crossing the perilously vast Canadian Shield. No doubt, Canadas vastness can be heard in much of the Northernly musical output. There is perhaps no better example of this than Thunder Bays Jarvis Street Revue. Their lone LP, leased to Columbia for release in 1971, leaves no one untouched by the bands sheer avalanche of psychedelic heaviness, wasted acid leads and harrowing vocals. Every song is laced with a conviction born from the physical landscape they called home. Jarvis Street Revue spent (literally) a month of Sundays recording the album and bouncing tracks to create effects. Chuck Williams was so freaked out, he used to leave the room, Jarvis leader and Neil Young running mate Tom Horricks said. It was so anti-establishment. Creative and far-seeing... and not without some chemical support. The albums (and bands) concern with the environmental -- including bold statements on the use and abuse of the oil reserves, rapacious business men, and the depletion of Earths natural resources -- were truly visionary. Heavy tip-on gatefold jacket. Insert has band history by Tom Horricks, plus photos, images of sheet music for several songs, and lyrics for the bands greatest statement, Mr. Oil Man." - Lion Productions.

Artist: LAGHONIA
Title: Etcétera
Format: LP
Label: Vinilisssimo
Country: Spain
Price: $26.00
“In 1970, after four fantastic singles under the nameNew Juggler Sound, the Peruvian band formed bySaúl Cornejo (guitar), David Levene (lead guitar),Ernesto Samamé (bass), Carlos Salom (organ), and Manuel Cornejo (drums) changed their name toLaghonia and recorded their debut LP Glue for the Mag label. It was an album influenced by the British rock of the era, to which they added fiery guitars full of fuzz and wah-wah, the omnipresent and hypnotic Hammond organ sound, and Latin American percussion and rhythms. A perfect mix of the British beat melodies of the mid-60s, Jimi Hendrixs intense rock, Creams heavy blues, and Santanas Latin rock. Laghonia returned to the studio in 1971 to record their second LP for Mag. Packaged in a clearly psychedelic gatefold sleeve designed by the bands drummer, Manuel Cornejo, Etcétera shares all the elements of the first LP, though on this occasion, the compositions, while keeping their immediacy and featuring strong melodies and choruses, have a more complex structure, ranging from psychedelia to progressive rock through superb, dark King Crimson-esque passages and shining moments of pastoral folk. Sure to be cherished by lovers of Latin American rock, pop, and psychedelia as practiced by such other similar classic bands as Traffic Sound,We All Together, Black Sugar, and Telegraph Avenue. This reissue is presented in a replica of the original gatefold sleeve.” - Vinilissimo.

Artist: LE FORTE FOUR
Title: Hallucinatory Huareches
Format: LP
Label: Slowscan
Country: Netherlands
Price: $32.00
Edition of 180. Reissue of Le Forte Fours side of the 1985 cassette split with fellow LAFMS band Fat & Fucked Up (Slowscan vol. 2). "Recorded December 1984. Engineered by Rick Potts & Joseph Hammer." - Slowscan.

Artist: M.E.S.H.
Title: Piteous Gate
Format: CD
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
“Following his acclaimed 2014 Scythians EP (PAN 052EP), M.E.S.H. returns to PAN with his debut album, the opulent and dystopian Piteous Gate. Alongside fellow members of Berlins Janus collective, behind nights at Berghain and Corsica Studios, M.E.S.H. is known for his futurist approach to club dynamics and production. On Piteous Gate, tightly gridded and sculpted sound juts up against loose-wristed improvisation, automated processes, and collage. Standard club syncopation is twisted by sliding tempos, cut-and-paste time signatures, and indeterminate pacing. Its sound design and compositions are ornate, even courtly, with neo-feudal moods offset by the recurrence of hydraulic hiss and flanger. A synthetic fuel injector revs opener "Piteous Gate" to life. Drawing from action-scifi film trailers and the sound design of festival trance, its hardcore synthlines shatter into "Optimate" -- stately, spatial, and whiplash-luxurious, with meandering cybernetic drumming. "Thorium" sends a slow-motion camera through a melting test reactor; all burnt VSTs and synthetic theorbo and loose drums. "The Black Pill" smears high-end renaissance sample libraries through arcs of static. In "Epithet," temple sewer atmospheres are ruptured by "Scythians"-style cut-up drums. "Jesters Visage" indulges a minute-long baroque guitar improv, and territorial youths air their beef in "Kritikal & X." Closing out the album, "Methy Imbiß" is a machinic rhythm track, and "Azov Seepage" mingles birdlike granular noises with rusted steel clanging. Recorded in Berlin in winter 2015. Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin.” - Pan.

Artist: M.E.S.H.
Title: Piteous Gate
Format: LP
Label: Pan
Country: UK
Price: $27.00
“Following his acclaimed 2014 Scythians EP (PAN 052EP), M.E.S.H. returns to PAN with his debut album, the opulent and dystopian Piteous Gate. Alongside fellow members of Berlins Janus collective, behind nights at Berghain and Corsica Studios, M.E.S.H. is known for his futurist approach to club dynamics and production. On Piteous Gate, tightly gridded and sculpted sound juts up against loose-wristed improvisation, automated processes, and collage. Standard club syncopation is twisted by sliding tempos, cut-and-paste time signatures, and indeterminate pacing. Its sound design and compositions are ornate, even courtly, with neo-feudal moods offset by the recurrence of hydraulic hiss and flanger. A synthetic fuel injector revs opener "Piteous Gate" to life. Drawing from action-scifi film trailers and the sound design of festival trance, its hardcore synthlines shatter into "Optimate" -- stately, spatial, and whiplash-luxurious, with meandering cybernetic drumming. "Thorium" sends a slow-motion camera through a melting test reactor; all burnt VSTs and synthetic theorbo and loose drums. "The Black Pill" smears high-end renaissance sample libraries through arcs of static. In "Epithet," temple sewer atmospheres are ruptured by "Scythians"-style cut-up drums. "Jesters Visage" indulges a minute-long baroque guitar improv, and territorial youths air their beef in "Kritikal & X." Closing out the album, "Methy Imbiß" is a machinic rhythm track, and "Azov Seepage" mingles birdlike granular noises with rusted steel clanging. Recorded in Berlin in winter 2015. Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin.” - Pan.

Artist: MAXFIELD, RICHARD
Title: s/t (Slowscan vol. 23)
Format: Double LP
Label: Slowscan
Country: Netherlands
Price: $37.00
2014 release, edition of 200 copies. Recordings courtesy Dick Higgins (of Something Else Press, etc).

Includes an interview with Maxfield on Radio KQED, California, from November 11, 1960; "Fermentation (1960)"; "Cough Music (1959)"; "Perspectives II For La Monte Young (1961) "; "Piano Sonata No. 2 (1948/49)"; "Structures (1951)"; and "For Sonny Wilson (Ca. 1966)."

“Writing in his book Ocean of Sound some years ago, David Toop observed: "If Richard Maxfield had not committed suicide in 1969, and if his electronic music pieces were not so difficult to find or to hear, then our idea of how music has changed and opened out during the past thirty-five years might be very different." Toop penned those remarks back in 1994; and, even at this much later date, the thought still holds true. Before jumping to his death from a hotel window ledge in Los Angeles at the age of 42, Maxfield could be considered one the chief pioneers of electronic music on American shores.

Despite the archival cornucopia that it offers, Reissue Culture has had its share of oversights, and Maxfield has been one of them. Only a few of his compositions have seen digital reissue over the years, with works like the three-minute "Amazing Grace" or 1963s "Pastoral Symphony" turning up on a few scattered compilations. Depending on which account you go with, when he left New York for the West Coast, Maxfield entrusted his tapes to artists Walter De Maria; who passed them along to La Monte Young, who in turn reputedly entrusted them to the Dia Arts Foundation.

Terry Riley, being interviewed in the course of a game of "Invisible Jukebox" in The Wire back in 1999 shed some light on Maxfields neglected legacy. Maxfield, he asserted, was one of the most brilliant yechnicians in American electronic music. Aside from reputedly having built much of his own equipment, Maxfield was also reputedly something of a wizard at tape-splicing -- stoically patient, exacting and precise when it came to the task of taking things apart and putting them together viz the yarns and reels of magnetic tape. La Monte Young similarly testified to the artists skills:

"He was an incredible electronic music teacher and master engineer. I used to go up to his mixing studio when he worked at Westminster Records in 1960-61 and observe him editing those old reel-to-reel tapes. He was the most amazingly adept tape handler I have ever seen. He worked so fast his hands and the tape were a constant blur... He really understood electronics; he was very creative and experimental. He taught electronics and composition at the highest level." - Slowscan.

Artist: MAXFIELD, RICHARD
Title: s/t (Slowscan Vol. 28)
Format: Double LP
Label: Slowscan
Country: Netherlands
Price: $39.00
2015 release, not to be confused with the 2014 release of the same name. Edition of 250 copies (80 of which were reportedly "lost in transit"..).

“This double LP introduces an invaluable selection of early electronic Richard Maxfield pieces featuring four distinct works composed between 1959-1964 and previously unpublished (Dromenom, Electronic Symphony, Suite from Peripateia, and Wind). While Maxfield did not exclusively compose electronic music, winning the Gershwin Prize in 1959 for his orchestral work Five Movements, it was within the genre of electroacoustic composition that Maxfields contribution had the most influence. He was one of the first American composers to create works for acoustic instruments with tape accompaniment, and his technique of creating works containing frequencies outside of the range of normal human hearing (below 20Hz or above 20000Hz) that are modulated to produce sounds has since become a notable characteristic of electroacoustic composition.

The LP is printed in a edition of 250 copies, includes Electronic Symphony (for tape, 1964), Dromenon (Ballet for tape and live instruments, as performed at Judson Memorial Church, Washington Square, New York City. Opening Night, 1964), Suite from Peripateia (for a dance piece by James Waring for the Judson Dance Company, 1950-1961), and Wind (for saxophone & tape, 1961). Recordings courtesy of Dick Higgins.” - Slowscan.

“[La Monte] Young was Maxfields teaching assistant [at Berkeley] and became one of the principal performers of Maxfields work. Through working closely with Maxfield in 1960 and 61, Young has observed that, "much of Maxfields tape music was created through a technique which included pre-recording and electronically manipulating sound sources of various duration, then cutting lengths of tape containing these sounds and putting them in large glass mixing bowls. He would randomly draw pieces of tape from the bowls and splice them together placing blank tape of various durations between each of the pre-recorded sounds. What was interesting was that although this was theoretically a Cageian aleatorical approach, Maxfield reserved the right to put back any sounds he did not like and continue to draw new sounds until he found the piece sounding in a way that inspired him. Sometimes several of these reels of spliced together sounds and silences, called inter-masters, were played simultaneously on separate tape decks in concert or mixed together to form a new stereo or mono original master. His compositions were extremely well-crafted, using a sparse, static form and exhibiting a wry humor and unusual sophistication." Young points out that Maxfield was the first American composer to build his own equipment for the purpose of generating electronic tape music and was possibly the first American to compose purely electronic music as distinct from "musique concrete" composed of non-electronic pre-recorded sounds. 

The tape elements of Maxfields compositions, which included both concrete and electronically generated materials, were all produced in his own studio in New York. His equipment was rudimentary: several kit-built, sine-square wave generators, two tape recorders, a homemade mixer and a homemade turntable, microphones, a "Dynamic Spacexpander" (a kind of reverberation device), possibly some filters, and inexpensive switches, amplifiers and speakers. In 1962 Maxfield said about his work, speaking of himself in the third person, "Much of his music has as its source material recorded sounds of the instrumentalists who in performance improvise with electronic tape (which is playing their earlier recorded sounds, now distorted by electronic manipulation).... He is generally quite selective about his raw material and its alteration, but quite free with regard to placement (organization) of the finished product and the improvisation going on simultaneously." 

Maxfield performed his works in New York in the late 50s and early 60s at both uptown halls and downtown lofts and performance spaces. In what was historically New Yorks first loft concert series, directed by La Monte Young at Yoko Onos studio in 1960-61, Young presented two evenings of the work of Maxfield as well as concerts of the work of Jennings and other artists who were creating new and radical work at that time. David Tudor, Terry Riley, Terry Jennings, Dick Higgins and George Maciunas were some of the other artists with whom Maxfield worked. He was Musical Director of the James Waring Dance Company and his work was performed regularly in major concert series, at the Living Theatre, and for dances by Aileen Passloff and Paul Taylor. 

In 1967 Maxfield left his tape music, scores and equipment in the care of Walter De Maria. He moved to San Francisco, where he taught at San Francisco State College in 1966 and 67. He moved to Los Angeles in 1968. In 1969 Richard took his own life.” - William Dawes.

Artist: MCPHEE, JOE
Title: Solos: The Lost Tapes (1980-1981-1984)
Format: LP
Label: Roaratorio
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"In 1976, Joe McPhee recorded the landmark album Tenor, kicking off a solo period of finding and refining the distinctive voice that continues to inform his music to this day. Solos: The Lost Tapes (1980-1981-1984) is a collection of material from McPhees personal archives that shines new light on the legendary multi-instrumentalists work during this time. Wind Cycles, for tenor saxophone, explores the permutations of breath on reed and brass, from quiet whispers to full-throated cries and back again. With The Redwood Rag, McPhee takes a jaunty melody and gives it a swinging workout with Steve Lacy-like precision. The free-blowing alto excursion Ice Blu is, in McPhees words, a sound which evokes an image, which asks a question "What is that?" and the answer is, a sound which evokes an image which asks a question. Voices, one of his signature compositions, gets a particularly haunting treatment here on soprano, with McPhee incorporating various electronics to mesmerizing effect. All together, Solos: The Lost Tapes (1980-1981-1984) is the distilled essence of one of the most important creative improvising musicians of our time. Cover art by Judith Lindbloom. Includes a download coupon for the full album plus a bonus interview, conducted at the New Music America Festival in 1981." - Roaratorio.

Artist: MOEBIUS/PLANK/NEUMEIER
Title: Remixed by Richard Fearless
Format: 12"
Label: Bureau B Selekt
Country: Germany
Price: $15.00
“Zero Set (BB 037CD/LP) was a milestone in latter-day krautrock, created in 1983 by a hugely authoritative triumvirate of the German avant-garde: Dieter Moebius, Conny Plank, and Mani Neumeier.Richard Fearless delivers two remixes of outstanding album opener "Speed Display." On the A-side he grafts rhythmic patterns onto a four-to-the-floor beat and compelling bass signature. Feedback, echoing voices, a sprinkling of synth -- only the most essential elements, none of which risks overloading the mix. On the B-side, he plucks just a few notes from the bassline and crafts a fine slice of hypnotic electro-dub with minor chord echoes.” - Bureau B.

Artist: MONTEVIDEO BLUES
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Lion Productions
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
"First time vinyl reissue of 1972 South American Holy Grail. Grooving and edgy rock with native Uruguayan rhythms. Insert packed with photos, detailed history, and bi-lingual lyrics for this important Uruguayan band. Limited to 500 copies. The one and only album by Montevideo Blues (1972) is a serious contender as one of the most important, and as it happens, most grooving records released in Uruguay. Its also incredibly rare, fetching big prices when it appears, which is almost never. But there is another reason that the album has attained exalted status: Montevideo Blues was founded by Uruguayan song-writing legend Gastón Dino Ciarlo as a way to fuse the rawness of rock music with obscure native Uruguayan rhythms like malambo, milonga, and chamarrita. At the time, we were revolutionary and looking for change, said Dino. Montevideo Blues demonstrated an unyielding and combative attitude. During live shows in 1971, Dino criticized the government -- a dangerous level of political commitment, reflected in the lyrics of the songs, some of the most radical ever set to music. Eduardo Mateo, the sacred monster of modern Uruguayan music, was succinct: You have decided to prune the tree, he said to Dino. The album opens with one of Dinos most famous songs Milonga de Pelo Largo (Milonga of the Long Hair), a sinuous groove transformed by the arrival of the dictatorship into a hymn of Uruguayan popular resistance. The rest of the album tracks -- the fantastic Para Hacer Mùsica, Para Hacer and Un Color are standouts -- have an edgy quality, with terrific unconventional angular guitar and a kind of ragged glory, driven along by insistent grooving rhythms. Insert is packed with photos, detailed band history, and bi-lingual lyrics for this important Uruguayan band." - Lion Prouctions.

Artist: NERVOUS EATERS
Title: Just Head
Format: 7"
Label: Penniman
Country: Spain
Price: $11.00
"An authentic 70s USA proto-punk gem by Nervous Eaters, one of the key groups of the rich late-70s Boston rock scene along with The Real Kids, DMZ, etc. A long-awaited reissue of their second single, originally released on Rat Records in 1979. Recorded in 1975 during the same sessions as their debut, Loretta (PENN 45005EP), this 45 was their last release for an independent label; the following year they signed with Warner. Both songs display the class and bad attitude that saw them included in the best punk compilations and incited many covers of their material in the years since.” - Penniman.

Artist: NERVOUS EATERS
Title: Loretta
Format: 7"
Label: Penniman
Country: Spain
Price: $11.00
“Originally released by Rat Records in 1976 and recorded in the same session as "Just Head" and "Get Stuffed" (PENN 45004EP), Nervous Eaters debut really put the band on the map. Playing as a trio without their second guitarist, Stanley Clark, Cataldo and co. display all the bands trademark elements: great songs, love of classic rock n roll, and raw simplicity. "Loretta," a true gem of the Boston rock scene, is perhaps their best-known song; it would later open their 1980 self-titled debut LP. Both tracks, including the cool Stonesy B-side "Rock with Me," have been remastered. Original sleeve.” - Penniman.

Artist: NICKAS, BOB & TED OSULLIVAN
Title: Stoner Witch
Format: Book
Label: Karma
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Bob Nickas is a critic and curator. He organized two art shows dedicated to the Melvins, the first in 2003, at Anton Kern Gallery in New York, in honor of their 20th anniversary, and in 2007, at The Mandrake in Los Angeles. His full-on Melvins initiation was an AmRep showcase at the Ritz in New York on Oct. 30, 1992. Ted OSullivan is an artist who lives and works in Brooklyn. His first Melvins show was on Oct. 29th, 1993 at The Orpheum Theatre in Boston." - Karma.

Artist: NURSE WITH WOUND
Title: Sylvie and Babs (Expanded Edition)
Format: Double CD
Label: Dirter Promotions
Country: UK
Price: $23.00
"Deluxe reissue of this 80s classic from Nurse With Wound. Expertly remastered by Denis Blackham. Beautifully packaged in six-panel gloss laminated digipack, with special gloss 12-page booklet with artwork by Babs Santini. Includes a bonus disc of outtakes, previously unreleased material, and remixes from Irr. App. (Ext.) and Andrew Liles." - Dirter Promotions.

Artist: OGALLAGHER, LIAM
Title: Peoples Opera Aka Aerosol/or The Computer That Couldnt Hear: An Inter-Media Opera (1970)
Format:
Label: Slowscan
Country: Netherlands
Price: $37.00
2014 release, edition of 350 (300 + 50 A.P.). “Liam OGallaghers audio work, Peoples Opera aka Aerosol/or the Computer That Couldn’t Hear: An Inter-Media Opera, features nine transistor radios (four tuned to FM stations and five to AM stations), a telephone system, and soloists on tambourine, flute, oboe, and French horn. Here are the notes on the presentation, by OGallaghers himself: “The “conductor” signals the operators of the radios to approach the microphones or recede from them. Soloists play according to any predetermined plan. Two soloists play in the studios and two phone into the studios and play their parts through the phone system. The ‘scorer’ works from the main broadcast control room of the radio station and controls the mix and effects of the various inputs. He determines the final signal or output. The “orchestra” selects their stations and maintains them throughout the performance. If possible, stations should represent various genres or segments of the community, such as Chinese language, soul, Spanish language, rock, popular tunes, spiritual- and Bible-toned stations. The time limit is agreed upon in advance by the participants. Drop out, turn around, tune in.” - Slowscan.

Artist: PALESTINE, CHARLEMAGNE
Title: Old Souls Wearing New Cloths
Format: LP
Label: Slowscan
Country: Netherlands
Price: $24.00
2003 release. Red vinyl. "A live recording (VPRO Radio, Oct 7. 2001) for piano, voice and electronics. Edition of 323 copies. File under minimalism, Tony Conrad, La Mount Young [sic]... " - Slowscan.
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Artist: PERREAULT, JOHN
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Slowscan
Country: Netherlands
Price: $32.00


2014 release, edition of 300. “Ultra limited LP release, comes with 6 pages booklet, featuring two tape works pieces by conceptual artist John Perreault (b. 1937). The first work, “A Recorded Message,” features a tape loop with what sounds like a mechanized recording of someone saying “this is a recorded message” mixed over a soundscape of ambient sounds of automobiles and city streets. The second piece, “Traffic,” is a fairly straightforward field recording of traffic sounds made on West 10th Street between Bleeker and Hudson in New York City from 2 o’clock to 3 o’clock in the afternoon on September 25, 1969.” - Slowscan.

Artist: PIG RIDER
Title: Heterophonies
Format: LP
Label: Sommor
Country: Spain
Price: $31.00
“Although nearly 60 people have played in Pig Rider or its various offshoots over the years, there have only been two ever-present members, Colin Kitchener and John Mayes, who founded the band at Sevenoaks School in Kent, England, in the late 60s. They met when they were 12, and not long after began haunting the music rooms at the school to hammer out current three-chord pop songs on pianos. They went through a number of other names (including D Jabferg Flossyakkit and Bob Scratch and His Country and South Eastern Spring Blues Band), before deciding to perform as The Pig Rider Robinson Heterophony. After a failed attempt to build a seven-foot robot bassist called Peregrine Robinson to front the band, the name was abbreviated to its current form. Pig Riders music has been described as "joke folk/mock rock," and although they claim that their minds were only altered by beer, theres a real psychedelic element to it, not to mention their pioneering DIY spirit. They recorded at home with rudimentary equipment, used handmade modified instruments, and self-released a series of acetate-only albums housed in primitive, handmade sleeves. Heterophonies was originally pressed by the custom label Deroy Sound Service in a private edition of five acetates in 1975. The music is an amazing mix of psychedelic electric folk, acid folk, and twisted pop with funny and bizarre lyrics, tape experimentation, effects, and a homemade, stoned atmosphere. Think The Incredible String Band, The Bonzo Dog Band, Syd Barrett, R. Stevie Moore... In 2009, a review of Heterophonies appeared in the Galactic Ramble book. Richard Falk wrote, "Heavy, lo-fi, electric folk with lots of weird electronic effects and a distinctly psychedelic atmosphere." That review incited French collector Alexandre Mansuy to track down the band in 2013. "What I was on the point to discover was way beyond my wildest dreams. Heterophonies was only one of their many, many great recordings." Thanks to Mansuy, Guerssen and Sommor present a comprehensive Pig Rider reissue campaign, which began with The Robinson Scratch Theory (GUESS 058CD/145LP), a compilation of their jaw-dropping 80s stuff. The series continues with first-ever reissues of two of their rarest acetates from the 70s: this edition of Heterophonies and a reissue of Bloody Turkey Sandwiches (SOMM 023LP). Both acetates are also available as a combined CD reissue (SOMM 023-24CD). Includes insert with photos and lyrics. Master tape sound. Limited to 300 copies.” - Sommor.

Artist: PLASTIC CLOUD, THE
Title: s/t
Format: Cass
Label: Lion Productions
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Limited cassette edition of 300x hand-numbered copies! Plastic Cloud recorded, quite simply, one of the greatest underground psychedelic albums ever made: a swirl of gossamer vocals and Tolkien references, swathed in the some of the most relentless fuzz guitar you will ever hear. There is no point singling out a specific track, they are all excellent -- one is equally as good as the next. Take for example the album centerpiece, the ten-and-a-half-minute You Dont Care, an insane piece of social commentary that features terrific back-of-the-mix fuzz guitar as an elusive focal point to its extended pounding-drum laden instrumental breaks; a ten-minute swath of lysergic fuzz guitar that closes out the first side, it doesnt overstay its welcome, winding its way to a final freak out. A record with few equals, full of foreboding melodies and lovely hippie harmonies, as well as some of the trippiest fuzz guitar ever recorded. Essential psychedelia!" - Lion Productions.

Artist: PORTION CONTROL
Title: Progress Report 1982-1986
Format: Double LP
Label: Vinyl-On-Demand
Country: Germany
Price: $36.00
"This material from Portion Control clearly demonstrates their early experimentation at the advent of analog electronic machines. The eclectic material ranges from cassette port-a-studio material, recorded in Peckham and Kennington, South London, to high-end studio recordings. Portion Controls punk roots are on display, as the group demonstrates unrivalled creativity and bridges the gap between UK industrial, early ambient, and the formative stages of electronic dance music. The music features rising arpeggiators, proto bass lines (a true Portion Control signature), dark sound design, and recurring beats and rhythms -- many elements that became the bedrock of future darker electronic music. During this highly-charged period, Portion Control established themselves at the forefront of the formative underground UK electronics scene. This double LP contains a selection of tracks from the Raise the Pulse12" (1983), the Hit the Pulse 12" (1983), the ..Step Forward LP (1984), the Rough Justice 12" (1984), theGo-Talk 12" (1984), the Great Divide LP (1986), thePsycho-Bod Saves the World LP (1986), and thePurge 12" (1986), as well as a previously unreleased tape from 1982 called Kiss Kiss - Sex and live recordings from a 1984 performance in Amsterdam." - Vinyl-On-Demand.

Artist: PORTION CONTROL
Title: S/T
Format: 7LP Box
Label: Vinyl-On-Demand
Country: Germany
Price: $189.00
"This 7LP metal box with 60-page book and t-shirt & DVD is an ultimate collection of the godfathers of electronic body music, hard rythmic electronics & minimal synth. Portion Controls work from 1980-1983 contains all official released and even unreleased tapes on their own POR CON -- label incl. Gaining Momentum, Dining on the fresh, Private Illusions I&II, Video Soundtrack, Progress Report and more obscure and unreleased tracks from Portion Controls archiv plus compilation tracks as well as the releases on In Phaze Records With Mixed Emotions, Surface and been seen, I Staggered Mentally and Third Mind Release A-Mag/Shot in the Belly and the highly searched for Assault-tape. The heavy box is accompanied by a 60-page book full of memorabilia and photos dated 80-83. Also included is a DVD with self-made videos from the V-Mag-Archive, all dated back between 81-83. A true classic release and a definite must for every serious collector and listener to minimal-wave/synth and ebm music." -Vinyl-On-Demand
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Artist: RICCI, VITO
Title: I Was Crossing A Bridge
Format: Double LP
Label: Music From Memory
Country: France
Price: $30.00
"On the leading edge of NYCs underground music scene, Vito Ricci produced only a handful of self-released cassettes and one LP between 1983 and 1985, with most of his work recorded for experimental theater and performance art pieces. Taking their label name from Riccis only LP, Music From Memory brings together a compilation of works by one of the unsung heroes of New Yorks downtown music scene. Starting out as a percussionist, Riccis early musical journey led him to improvised and experimental jazz; working alongside such luminary musicians as Rashied Ali, Byard Lancaster, Peter Zummo, and Yousef Yancey. He quickly became involved in the avant-garde scene with spoken word performances, film scores for independent movies, and even performances with punk bands at venues such as CBGBs and the Mudd Club, and his compositions drew on all of these influences while channeling them through his experiments with synthesizers and drum computers. Drawing comparisons with New Yorks downtown no-wave scene, Vitos compositions blend his unique use of intricate percussion with a wide sphere of musical influences to create a world of hypnotizing ambient, meditative minimal-synth, dubbed-out electronic funk, and even left-field boogie. With most of Vito Riccis music remaining previously unreleased, the compilation I Was Crossing A Bridge unveils Riccis unique and visionary take on electronic music." - Music From Memory.

Artist: SCHNITZLER, CONRAD
Title: Kollektion 05: Conrad Schnitzler Compiled and Assembled by Thomas Fehlmann
Format: LP
Label: Bureau B
Country: Germany
Price: $26.00
“Things come full circle. In 1976 Thomas Fehlmann arrives in Hamburg to study art at the Hamburg University of Fine Arts. In 1979 he attends a guest lecture by Conrad Schnitzler, who demonstrates how the "extended definition of art" established by Joseph Beuys can be applied to music. This proves to be a crucial element in Fehlmanns decision to become a musician. And now, in 2015, over 35 years later, Fehlmann has compiled the fifth installment in Bureau Bs Kollektionseries, arranging, in uniquely harmonious fashion, 16 pieces from the early 1980s by the man who broadened his horizons, Conrad Schnitzler. The gateway to Schnitzlers sonic cosmos has been flung wide open. Conrad Schnitzler (1937-2011), composer and concept artist, was one of the most important representatives of Germanys electronic music avant-garde. A student of Joseph Beuys, he founded Berlins legendary Zodiak Free Arts Lab, a subculture club, in 1967/68, was a member ofTangerine Dream (together with Klaus Schulze and Edgar Froese) and Kluster (with Dieter Moebius and Hans-Joachim Roedelius), and released countless solo albums. Thomas Fehlmann rose to prominence in the seminal band Palais Schaumburg with Holger Hiller. Their debut album in 1981 was a milestone in German post-punk music. In 1988 Fehlmann founded the Teutonic Beats label and in 1990 he became a member of The Orb. He has played an important role in Berlins electronic and club scenes ever since, as a musician, producer, remixer, and DJ.” - Bureau B.

"I have strung together various pieces from Conrad Schnitzlers white period -- the CON series -- in a seamless arrangement which creates its own state of dramatic tension. The tracks retain their original form and tempo. This is not a study in montage. I have restricted myself to picking the right moment to move from one piece to the next, cross-fading. Okay, I did edit one track... I was looking for a form which would condense Conrad Schnitzlers versatility, his inventiveness and wit into a single journey. The new running order adds a certain friction to the aura of each as new connections are made. My choices were musical, not chronological, bathing these works from the early 1980s in new sensuous light. It is quite remarkable to see how intensely the sparks still fly. Preparing this collection closes an elementary circle in my life, without which I may have followed a completely different path." - Thomas Fehlmann.

Artist: SCHNITZLER/PYROLATOR, CONRAD
Title: Con-Struct
Format: CD
Label: Bureau B
Country: Germany
Price: $19.00
"Conrad Schnitzler (1937-2011), composer and concept artist, was one of the most important representatives of Germanys electronic music avant-garde. A student of Joseph Beuys, he founded Berlins legendary Zodiak Free Arts Lab, a subculture club, in 1967/68, was a member of Tangerine Dream (together with Klaus Schulze and Edgar Froese) and Kluster (with Dieter Moebius and Hans-Joachim Roedelius), and released countless solo albums. Pyrolator, born Kurt Dahlke in 1958, cofounder of the legendary German label and publisher Ata Tak, member of various seminal post-punk bands including D.A.F. and Der Plan, has released solo albums under his artist name from 1979 on. The Con-Struct series has its roots in Schnitzlers daily excursions through the sonic diversity of his synthesizers. Finding exceptional sounds with great regularity, he preserved them for use in subsequent live performances and amassed a vast sound archive. When the Berlin-based m=minimal label reissued two Conrad Schnitzler albums in 2010 and 11 (MINIMAL 001LP, MINIMAL 004LP), label honcho Jens Strüver was granted access to this audio library. Strüver came up with the idea of constructing new compositions, not remixes, from the archived material. On completion of the first Con-Struct album (MINIMAL 007CD/LP), he decided to develop the concept into a series, with different electronic musicians invited into Schnitzlers unique world of sound. Andreas Reihse (Kreidler) was responsible for the second installment in 2013 (MINIMAL 014CD/LP), and now Strüver has chosen Pyrolator to assume Schnitzlers mantle. A few words from Pyrolator: "It was a great honour for me to be asked to curate an edition of the Con-Struct series. Conrads work is simply too important to turn down such an offer. The guidelines for the Con-Struct series require the curator to select individual tracks which Conrad had used in his live shows and rearrange them to create something new. I must admit, I could not resist the temptation to add one or two of my own ideas. The original tracks were so inspiring, I just had to. My prime objective was to present a side of Conrad which I had always heard in his music but one which often goes unnoticed: a darker, technoid side. In my opinion, Conrad has always been one of the great pioneers of classic Berlin techno music. I look forward to many more chapters in the Con-Struct collection. Conrads oeuvre is so extensive and so diverse that many more fascinating aspects await discovery." - Bureau B.

Artist: SLEAFORD MODS
Title: Key Markets
Format: CD
Label: Harbinger Sound
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
“Nottingham duo Sleaford Mods present third "proper" album, Key Markets. "Key Markets was a large supermarket bang in the centre of Grantham from the early 1970s up until around 1980," explains Jason Williamson. "My mum would take me there and Id always have a large Coke in a plastic orange cup surrounded by varnished wood trimmings and big lamp shades with flowers on them. Beige bricks with bright yellow points of sale and large black foam letters surrounded you and this is why we called the album Key Markets. Its the continuation of the day to day and how we see it, the un-incredible landscape." "The album was recorded in various periods between summer 2014 through to October of that year. We worked fast as we normally do, the method was the same as the other albums and like the other two, the sound has naturally moved itself along. Key Markets is in places quite abstract but it still deals heavily with the disorientation of modern existence. It still touches on character assassination, the delusion of grandeur and the pointlessness of government politics. Its a classic. Fuck em." Housed in a gatefold sleeve designed by Steve Lippert; mastered by Matt Colton at Alchemy. Everything else was done by Sleaford Mods. Sleaford Mods are Jason Williamson: words; Andrew Fearn: music.” - Harbinger Sound.

Artist: SLEAFORD MODS
Title: Key Markets
Format: LP
Label: Harbinger Sound
Country: UK
Price: $24.00
Gatefold LP version. “Nottingham duo Sleaford Mods present third "proper" album, Key Markets. "Key Markets was a large supermarket bang in the centre of Grantham from the early 1970s up until around 1980," explains Jason Williamson. "My mum would take me there and Id always have a large Coke in a plastic orange cup surrounded by varnished wood trimmings and big lamp shades with flowers on them. Beige bricks with bright yellow points of sale and large black foam letters surrounded you and this is why we called the album Key Markets. Its the continuation of the day to day and how we see it, the un-incredible landscape." "The album was recorded in various periods between summer 2014 through to October of that year. We worked fast as we normally do, the method was the same as the other albums and like the other two, the sound has naturally moved itself along. Key Markets is in places quite abstract but it still deals heavily with the disorientation of modern existence. It still touches on character assassination, the delusion of grandeur and the pointlessness of government politics. Its a classic. Fuck em." Housed in a gatefold sleeve designed by Steve Lippert; mastered by Matt Colton at Alchemy. Everything else was done by Sleaford Mods. Sleaford Mods are Jason Williamson: words; Andrew Fearn: music.” - Harbinger Sound.

Artist: SLEAFORD MODS
Title: Key Markets (Green Vinyl)
Format: LP
Label: Harbinger Sound
Country: UK
Price: $23.00
“Nottingham duo Sleaford Mods present third "proper" album, Key Markets. "Key Markets was a large supermarket bang in the centre of Grantham from the early 1970s up until around 1980," explains Jason Williamson. "My mum would take me there and Id always have a large Coke in a plastic orange cup surrounded by varnished wood trimmings and big lamp shades with flowers on them. Beige bricks with bright yellow points of sale and large black foam letters surrounded you and this is why we called the album Key Markets. Its the continuation of the day to day and how we see it, the un-incredible landscape." "The album was recorded in various periods between summer 2014 through to October of that year. We worked fast as we normally do, the method was the same as the other albums and like the other two, the sound has naturally moved itself along. Key Markets is in places quite abstract but it still deals heavily with the disorientation of modern existence. It still touches on character assassination, the delusion of grandeur and the pointlessness of government politics. Its a classic. Fuck em." Housed in a gatefold sleeve designed by Steve Lippert; mastered by Matt Colton at Alchemy. Everything else was done by Sleaford Mods. Sleaford Mods are Jason Williamson: words; Andrew Fearn: music.” - Harbinger Sound.

Artist: SMITH, STEVEN R.
Title: Crown of Marches
Format: CD
Label: Catsup Plate
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"Steven R. Smith is best known for his participation in Thuja and Hala Strana as well as his contribution to many Jewelled Antler projects. In the spirit of Keiji Haino, Popol Vuh, Dead C, and Flying Saucer Attack, Crown of Marches takes the possibilities of the basement psychedelic guitar excursion and fashions something very new and inspiring - a piece alternately beautiful and overwhelming. Crown of Marches begins with a low rumble of feedback and speaker hum; a lazy Eastern melody pokes through the haze and establishes a strong contrast with the rumbling. This is the basis upon which the piece will expand and contract over the next 40 minutes. At times the feedback rumble drops away and relatively bright guitar lines come to the fore. At other times faint keyboard lines or bowed cymbals add texture and additional gravitas to the proceedings, only to be pushed away with the wail of distant guitars and more distortion - like the heaviest rock with the skeleton removed." - Catsup Plate.
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Artist: SOULEYMAN, OMAR
Title: Bahdeni Nami
Format: CD
Label: Monkeytown
Country: Germany
Price: $16.00
"Perhaps Syrias most successful musical export, international singer Omar Souleyman returns with his second proper studio effort and most personal album to date, Bahdeni Nami. For the album Souleyman opened his doors to collaborations with a number of renowned electronic producers, all of whom were established fans eager to offer unique interpretations of his sound. Four Tet returns to produce a track, Gilles Peterson lends his considerable talents to one song, Modeselektor turn in the two fastest dance numbers of the set, and Legowelt offers a remix of the title-track. Additionally, a 7" planned for release in August 2015 will feature a thoroughly distinctive remix of one of the albums heartrending ballads by The Black Lips Cole Alexander. Bahdeni Nami was recorded closer to home, in Istanbul, and appropriately the singer is joined by traditional accompaniment. Souleyman has reunited with his favorite poet, Ahmad Alsamer (who penned his pre-west hits "Kaset Hanzel," "Khattaba," and "Shift -al Mani"), heard throughout the album offering claps and wails of encouragement. The songs come alive with musical contributions and support from the virtuosic sax work of Khaled Youssef, another longtime collaborator from his hometown. Rizan Saids keyboards improvise devotedly to every tune and turn of Souleymans choice. The lyrics are familiar territory for the singer -- declarations of eternal love, consolation of ones aching heart, pleas to his lover to sleep in his arms forever -- realized as four fast dance numbers, an introduction mawal, and an elaborate araby style ballad. Omar Souleyman continues to tirelessly bring his wild dance party to all corners of the globe, everywhere from SXSW to the Nobel Peace Prize Concert to rock clubs in cities around the world. Originating from the Hasake region of Syria, Souleyman earned his reputation by singing and leading years of weddings, birthdays, christenings, corporate parties, and more, answering invitations from all peoples living in the region -- be they Muslims, Christians, Kurds, Iraqis, Syrians, Assyrians. Those parties yielded hundreds of cassette tapes at first offered as gifts and later distributed throughout the region and other Arab countries. Despite the worlds insistence in associating him with his home countrys unending war, Omar Souleyman gives back nothing but love." - Monkeytown.

Artist: SOULEYMAN, OMAR
Title: Bahdeni Nami
Format: Double LP
Label: Monkeytown
Country: Germany
Price: $22.00
"Gatefold double LP version. Includes download code. Perhaps Syrias most successful musical export, international singer Omar Souleyman returns with his second proper studio effort and most personal album to date, Bahdeni Nami. For the album Souleyman opened his doors to collaborations with a number of renowned electronic producers, all of whom were established fans eager to offer unique interpretations of his sound. Four Tet returns to produce a track, Gilles Peterson lends his considerable talents to one song, Modeselektor turn in the two fastest dance numbers of the set, and Legowelt offers a remix of the title-track. Additionally, a 7" planned for release in August 2015 will feature a thoroughly distinctive remix of one of the albums heartrending ballads by The Black Lips Cole Alexander. Bahdeni Nami was recorded closer to home, in Istanbul, and appropriately the singer is joined by traditional accompaniment. Souleyman has reunited with his favorite poet, Ahmad Alsamer (who penned his pre-west hits "Kaset Hanzel," "Khattaba," and "Shift -al Mani"), heard throughout the album offering claps and wails of encouragement. The songs come alive with musical contributions and support from the virtuosic sax work of Khaled Youssef, another longtime collaborator from his hometown. Rizan Saids keyboards improvise devotedly to every tune and turn of Souleymans choice. The lyrics are familiar territory for the singer -- declarations of eternal love, consolation of ones aching heart, pleas to his lover to sleep in his arms forever -- realized as four fast dance numbers, an introduction mawal, and an elaborate araby style ballad. Omar Souleyman continues to tirelessly bring his wild dance party to all corners of the globe, everywhere from SXSW to the Nobel Peace Prize Concert to rock clubs in cities around the world. Originating from the Hasake region of Syria, Souleyman earned his reputation by singing and leading years of weddings, birthdays, christenings, corporate parties, and more, answering invitations from all peoples living in the region -- be they Muslims, Christians, Kurds, Iraqis, Syrians, Assyrians. Those parties yielded hundreds of cassette tapes at first offered as gifts and later distributed throughout the region and other Arab countries. Despite the worlds insistence in associating him with his home countrys unending war, Omar Souleyman gives back nothing but love." - Monkeytown.

Artist: SPERM/PEKKA AIRAKSINEN/SAMSA TRIO
Title: Works 1968-1976
Format: 5 LP Box Set
Label: Vinyl-On-Demand
Country: Germany
Price: $115.00
“Pekka Airaksinen is a Finnish composer of electronic music. Airaksinen formed his first band, The Sperm, in late 1967. The Sperm mixed elements of avant-garde music with free jazz and psychedelic pop. Throughout its existence, the groups members included Antero Helander, Ilkka Lehtinen, J.O. Mallander, Markus Heikkerö, Mattijuhani Koponen, Nikke Nikamo, and Peter Widén. By 1970 Airaksinen had started his own label, O Records, to produce and distribute his solo LPs, including One Point Music (1972); The Sperms Shh! Heinäsirkat(1970); and a 1972 LP by his free-jazz-dominated project Samsa Trio (together with Helander and Koponen) -- all included here. Live performances by Airaksinen and The Sperm often took the form of confrontational performance art; two of The Sperms members were arrested for simulating sexual intercourse and screening pornographic films. Following The Sperms breakup in the mid-1970s, Airaksinen turned to Buddhism, but kept producing music in the years to come, integrating Roland 808 drum machines into his music and releasing classic LPs like 1984s Buddhas of Golden Light (ALE 004LP).Works 1968-1976 contains The Sperms 3rd ErectionEP (1968) with three bonus tracks, Shh! Heinäsirkat(1970), and Suite 71 (originally included on the 1998 CD reissue of Shh! Heinäsirkat on Dharmakustannus); Samsa Trios 1972 self-titled album; Airaksinens One Point Music (1972) and his Pagoda EP (1973) withOmar Williams and Donald Bane; and Golden Age(1976) by Mytologinen Duo (Airaksinen and Helander).” - Vinyl-On-Demand.

Artist: SUN RA
Title: Monorails and Satellites
Format: LP
Label: Saturn
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"2015 repress. 180 gram vinyl version. Tracklisting: Space Towers, Cogitation, Skylight, The Alter Destiny, Easy Street, Blue Differentials, Monorails and Satellites, The Galaxy Way. Recorded at Sun Studios, New York 1966 (a home recording)." - Saturn.

Artist: SUN RA
Title: Strange Celestial Road
Format: LP
Label: Celestial
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
2015 repress. "The music on the record gives a strong indication of the willingness to experiment, the desire to take changes. You will hear young voices new to the test alongside the experience magnificence of Sun Ra and John Gillmore, the unsung tenor giant who has earned the praises of John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins, and if that isnt peer group recognition of the highest sort, I dont know what is. Theres plenty of safe records all around you. But if youre interested in being safe, safe from cosmic tones for mental therapy, then what are you doing reading this? If youre reading this then youve already begun your journey anyway." - Keith Spring.

Artist: SUN RA & HIS MYTH SCIENCE ARKESTRA
Title: The Paris Tapes: Live at le Théâtre du Châtelet 1971
Format: LP
Label: KS Art Yard Series
Country: Netherlands
Price: $16.00
“2015 repress; originally released in 2010. Previously unreleased live recordings from the legendary 1971 performance at Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris, France. The three stunning full-length tracks featured on this LP must have sounded incredible to the audience witnessing the Sun Ra Arkestra in full swing at such a time in France. No doubt this had a long-lasting effect on the city and its creative direction.” - KS Art Yard Series.

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.

Artist: TOY SHOP, THE
Title: Synth Pop Art
Format: LP + 7"
Label: Vinyl-On-Demand
Country: Germany
Price: $30.00
“The Toy Shop was initially a minimal synthpop-based solo project for Leeds-based vocalist, keyboardist, and guitarist Paul Klein. He released the single The Maze in 1981 before moving to Sheffield and teaming up with Oldham-born keyboardist Philip Walsh in 1982. Their first gig together was in the Star/Websters inaugural Battle of the Bands competition in May of that year; they went on to win the competition and courted attention from major record labels for a while afterward. The guys played a handful of gigs including supporting slots forDead or Alive, A Flock of Seagulls, Nico, and Dr. Feelgood. After signing to Towerbell Records, they recorded four songs but only two were ever released, as the Attack Decade 7" in 1984. After Towerbell decided not to renew their contract, Klein and Walsh drifted apart, and Klein began to record solo again. He released the Give Me Lip-Lock I Love You single in 1986 before moving on to other projects. At the time of this release, Klein lives in Melbourne, Australia, where he records material for his Psykik Voltsproject and hopes to work on more Toy Shop songs in the future. Walsh is believed to be living in Sofia, Bulgaria, where his musical exploits are unknown. This LP (with 7") collects tracks from the groups singles and other sources, including both Kleins solo work and the duo tracks.” - Vinyl-On-Demand.

Artist: V/A
Title: MOCA/FM: Exhibition Of One Minute Soundworks From The Museum Of Conceptual Art, San Francisco
Format: LP
Label: Slowscan
Country: Netherlands
Price: $32.00
An "exhibition" originally broadcast on KPFA-FM Radio, Berkeley, March 1, 1971 (organized by Marioni). "Twenty six one minute audio art pieces from a variety of performance artists from that era were presented as an exhibition for the radio, curated by Tom Marioni, director of the Museum of Conceptual Art (MOCA), some artists involved in this project are Terry Fox, Charles Amirkhanian, Robert Ashley, Werner Jepson and others. The lp record was made in a small run of 175 copies and 25 AP copies." - Slowscan.

Artist: V/A
Title: Soundproof No. 0
Format: LP
Label: Slowscan
Country: Netherlands
Price: $32.00
Reissue of a cassette originally released by Ulises Carrión in 1978. Sound poetry works by Carrión, G.J. de Rook, Greta Monach, and Michael Gibbs at the Instituut Voor Sonologie in the Hague. Includes an insert with information on the artists, their contributions, and the original release.

“Published and sold on an audiocassette by Ulises Carrìon (recently rediscovered thanks to an important Alga Marghen retrospective LP) , who in 1975 "created" the legendary Amsterdam bookshop-gallery "Other Books & So," the first space dedicated exclusively to artists publications such as artists records, books, magazines, postcards, etc.. only 12 cassettes were actually sold.” - Slowscan.

Artist: V/A
Title: VOD-Records Presents: 80s Minimal.Synth.Wave Volume III
Format: 13 LP + 4 7" Box Set
Label: Vinyl-On-Demand
Country: Germany
Price: $230.00
“The third volume in a series of box sets covering a wide range of 80s minimal synth and minimal wave music. Some well-known bands, some less familiar, forming a superb mix of styles over 13 LPs and four 7"s. The components of the box set, which are also available individually by artist, include works byPortion Control (VOD 138-01-2-LP), Dokument(VOD 138-03LP), Rob van Wijngaarden/(Heavy) Mental (VOD 138-04LP), Garry Bradbury (VOD 138-05-6LP), Ti-Tho (VOD 138-07LP), Irsol (VOD 138.08LP), Zephyr in the Swamp (VOD 138-09LP),The Toy Shop (VOD 138-10LP), Art Interface (VOD 138-11-12LP), and Cacophony “33” (VOD 138-13LP).” - Vinyl-On-Demand.

Artist: VAN WIJNGAARDEN, ROB/(HEAVY) MENTAL
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Vinyl-On-Demand
Country: Germany
Price: $22.00
“Pop drones and minimal synth from the Dutch mountains. This LP, which is also available as part of the expansive 80s Minimal.Synth.Wave: Volume IIIbox set (VOD 138LP), covers the early-80s work ofRob van Wijngaarden. It opens with captivating minimal synth instrumentals from his 1981 split cassette with Les Chats as Rob Van, originally released on Ptôses Ptôse Production Présente label. Recording sound on sound, always using the first take for each layer, van Wijngaarden created a series of dark, moody, melodic pieces inspired by Bowies Low(1977) and punks DIY attitude. Van Wijngaarden founded Heavy Mental some time in 1980 for his contribution to Dutch post-punk label Plurexs 17 to 7 on 33 compilation EP, included here. Van Wijngaarden enlisted his friend Jacob Baars, who owned a guitar, and bought a Korg MS-20 synthesizer and a Revox A-77 tape deck (inspired by its mention in the notes ofEnos Discreet Music (1975)). The band played several gigs (including a supporting slot for Bush Tetras) in several incarnations. They later changed their name to Mental and continued as a trio, with Baars and Hans Deen on guitars and van Wijngaarden on drum machine and synthesizer; their sound was a grunge-like wall of guitars over industrial bass, with one-chord songs lacking any verse-chorus structure. The trio was at its best in live performance, a power captured here on "Charles Manson," originally released on the 1981 Wpk Festival compilation cassette, as well as two tracks from the Mental Livecassette, originally released in 1981 on van Wijngaardens Mental Cassettes label. Van Wijngaarden was part of the cassette-trading scene that Throbbing Gristles Industrial Records newsletter had helped to foster; he occasionally mailed out one-off cassettes hours after recording them, and tracks from one of these extremely rare tapes are included here. One of the tape-traders with whom van Wijngaarden exchanged work was Ruud Kluivers, who sent Heavy Mental their only letter after hearing 17 to 7 on 33. Kluivers had an MS-20 too, and wanted to jam; a 1981 collaboration with van Wijngaarden is represented here as well. The collection also includes a few tracks from other splits and compilations released between 1980 and 1982. There are many tales about the Dutch post-punk movement, and most are probably more captivating than this one, but van Wijngaardens work is just as intense as anything that was happening in the Netherlands at the time.” - Vinyl-On-Demand.

Artist: WAPASSOU
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Lion Productions
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
"With their first album, legendary French art-rock band Wapassou found a distinctive musical voice: well-developed melodies, rhythmic organ, prominent droning violin, and guitar doubling-up as a rhythm instrument. They often conjure up what it might have sounded like had John Cale and Stereolab formed a band in 1974, the year this album was released. The five tracks are highly original, varied and inventive, steeped in post-psychedelic rock. Although Wapassou are noted for playing without a rhythm section, the two most striking songs include bass and drums. Why some enterprising dj hasnt created a chill mix from the drum track and provocative vocals on Chatiment (guitarist Karen Nickerl murmuring about the cigarettes she has consumed and that she is a killer, Je suis lassassin, in the midst of the pulsing drone of the band), we dont know. The 13+ minute long Trip is a revelation: for the first two minutes you will think you stumbled into the Cocteau Twins Victorialand; the band then jam for six and a half minutes before they drop one of the trippiest ethereal breakbeat grooves youll ever hear; the last two minutes of solo sitar are sonic lysergia of the highest quality. Lest we startle you with excited pronouncements of how good this album is, weve forced ourselves to be matter of fact! it is unique, with slight nods to groups like Amon Düul, Popol Vuh, Czar, and Ash Ra Tempel. A colorful insert has the detailed history of the making of the album, plus photos and other marvels. Remastered and sounding better than it ever has." - Lion Productions.

Artist: WILSON MCKINLEY
Title: Spirit of Elijah
Format: LP
Label: Lion Productions
Country: USA
Price: $27.00
"With beginnings firmly in the secular realm and a strong following in the Northwest, Wilson McKinley signed to Alshire Records (home of 101 Strings) and recorded one album under the labels acid-rock moniker, The California Poppy Pickers. With the proceeds from those sessions, they self-released a 7" EP in 1970. But then they met street minister Carl Parks, gave up the rock n roll lifestyle and effectively ended the first incarnation of the group. Parks encouraged the remaining band members to pick up their instruments again to create music for a street meeting, and thus the first Jesus Rock group was born. The first Wilson McKinley LP, 1970s Live on Stage, was a slapdash effort on all fronts and is generally dismissed by everyone involved (maybe why nobody seems to know the whereabouts of the masters for that one). Chastened by their debut, Wilson McKinley took a more focused approach to Spirit of Elijah: the result was a major leap forward, and a faithful representation of their massive talent; the power of the message and the playing shine through! However, what Wilson McKinley recorded onto the master tape and what made it to a buyers phonograph in 1971 were vastly different things, with inconsistent patches of reverb in the final mix plus other anomalies that a minimally-financed, privately-pressed LP might have. After suffering the indignity of being pirated from the only source material available (a poorly-pressed, poorly-mastered decades-old record), Obscure Oxide and Lion Productions are proud to announce a brand new, 100% legitimate, high-quality vinyl pressing of this classic LP, using exclusive transfers from the original analog reels, with all lacquer cutting and plating done under one roof for the most accurate sound. The bands longtime associate Timothy Smith has written detailed liner notes for a new insert, featuring vintage photos and press clippings. Original jacket artwork and label art are faithfully reproduced." - Lion Productions.

Artist: ZARZUTZKI, AARON & NICK HOFFMAN
Title: Psychophagi
Format: LP
Label: Pilgrim Talk
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
"Recorded live at Elastic Arts, Chicago, November 2009. 118 copies." -Pilgrim Talk "And you thought punk rock was bad, hm? “Oh, theyre only playing three chords! I-IV-V-I-IV-V…, I could do that blindfolded while eating my organic fair trade smoothie, sounds like the singers vocal cords were crushed in a helicopter accident, etc, etc.” Well now I will reveal my cards: Zarzutzki and Hoffman play zero chords!!! Why does the poor mans stomach ache? Because he has no food!" -Stop Hate in America 2010 Record Guide
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Artist: ZEPHYR IN THE SWAMP
Title: Sessions 81-83
Format: LP
Label: Vinyl-On-Demand
Country: Germany
Price: $22.00
“Zephyr in the Swamp (Brendan Coyle and Colin Hughes) originated from the Wirral, England-based synth trio The Games. The duos friend Martin Graham joined briefly as a vocalist, but after he passed away the band continued as a duo. This album contains hypnotic, moody, melodic instrumentals created after the breakup of The Games, between 1981 and 1983. They created the music at Melva Rooms and The Loft (spaces provided by the late Mr. Whooley in Oxton, Wirral) with a Roland SH-09, a Boss Dr. Rhythm, and a Roland Organ/Strings 09, using sound-on-sound echo effects through an Akai 4000D and triggering the drum machine into various patterns. The recordings, some of which the band didnt realize existed, were unearthed from cassette and reel-to-reel tapes and were extremely fragile -- in some cases unsalvageable. And so Zephyr in the Swamp took the best tracks from the collection and had them mastered for vinyl.”

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