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Artist: BAZIN, ALEXANDRE
Title: Sun Dog Trail
Format: LP
Label: Polytechnic Youth
Country: UK
Price: $23.00
Alexandre Bazin is a composer and a current member of GRM, based in Paris. As an experimentalist music researcher, Bazins compositional projects are primarily concerned with a very personal seal on a music with emotional power. With Sun Dog Trail, Alex merged several inspirations; Firstly, the influence of experimental electronic music, and more specifically a tribute to Bernard Parmegiani. Secondly, the influence of the blues with musicians like John Lee Hooker and Muddy Waters. The end result is an experience that combines Bazins usual musical fusions with experimental and blues forms, taking the listener on multiple adventurous journeys. For this album Alex used rare instruments such as an EMS VCS3 synth, Buchla Music Easel, Minimoog, and Cristal Baschet. Vinyl-only; Edition of 400. - Polytechnic Youth.

Artist: BEHRMAN, DAVID
Title: Music With Memory
Format: LP
Label: Alga Marghen
Country: Italy
Price: $26.00
"Alga Marghen introduce Music With Memory, a new record LP by David Behrman focused on his 70s work with new small, inexpensive devices then known as "microcomputers" equipped with "memory" to be used in live performances and installations. Side A presents "Interspecies Smalltalk" with Takehisa Kosugi (violin) and David Behrman (electronics). A wild intertwining of two worlds of resonance, structure, and tonality, decades ahead of its time. Commissioned by John Cage and Merce Cunningham as music for the 1984 Cunningham Company dance titled "Pictures", it was made to be performed by Takehisa Kosugi playing violin in his uniquely personal style. Side B includes "Circling Six", an earlier version of a more extended piece titled "Leapday Night". "Circling Six" had six looping synthesizer phrases which could be played along with by the acoustic instrumentalist, on this recording by Werner Durand on saxophone. "Interspecies Smalltalk" and "Circling Six" were pieces for instrumental performers and a small computer-controlled music system that Behrman assembled during the 1980s. The electronic gear consisted of pitch sensors ("ears" with which it listened to the performing musicians), various music synthesizers (some homemade), a video display, and a personal computer. The pieces were made with computer programs governing interaction between performers and the electronics. The software created situations rather than set pieces. The performers had options rather than instructions, and the exploration of each situation as it unfolded was up to them. Also on side B is a short track titled "All Thumbs" for two electrified mbiras (African instruments of ancient origin also known as thumb pianos, kalimbas, or zanzas). This piece grew out of a collaborative sound and video installation that George Lewis and David Behrman made for the opening of the Paris science museum La Villette in the spring of 1986. The metal tines of the mbiras were linked to sensors and to a computer music system. In this concert version, played together with Fast Forward, the piece was in several sections. All the sounds in "All Thumbs" were electronically generated. Includes liner notes by David Behrman and photos of the performances, as well as original programs of the Music With Memory Festival. Edition of 400." - Alga Marghen.

Artist: BLUE IVERSON
Title: Hotep
Format: 12"
Label: Deviation Music
Country: UK
Price: $15.00
"2018 repress. London artist Dean Blunt returns with Hotep. This vinyl-only release marks the second 12" on Benji Bs Deviation Label. First making waves with the almost cult-level Hype Williams project, and then solo and as part of the group Babyfather, Blunt steps back into the shadowy role of producer for this Blue Iverson project." - Deviation Music.

Artist: BLUNT & JOANNE ROBERTSON, DEAN
Title: Wahalla
Format: LP
Label: Textile
Country: France
Price: $28.00
"Produced in 2014, Wahalla is the collaboration between Dean Blunt (Hype Williams, Babyfather, Blue Iverson) and visual/folk artist Joanne Robertson. Created in the same year of Blunts Black Metal and Skin Fade releases, this eight-track release coincides with the time Robertson was recording for her 2015 album Black Moon Days (FTR 179LP). Originally released through social media in early 2017, Wahalla is now available for the first time on a physical format. No download code." - Textile.

Artist: CAGE/HANS OTTE, JOHN
Title: Orient/Occident
Format: CD
Label: Wergo
Country: Germany
Price: $26.00
"Performed by Philipp Vandré and Elmar Schrammel. Recorded 2006. "For this Orient / Occident program, a selection of John Cages ground-breaking Sonatas & Interludes (Nos. 2, 3, 5-8, 11, 16) for prepared piano was interwoven with selections from Hans Ottes piano cycles Das Buch der Klänge (The Book of Sounds) and Stundenbuch (The Book of Hours). This concert experiment paid quiet homage to the beautiful piano sound also found in 20th-century music, within which Oriental (Cage) and Occidental (Otte) worlds of thought find their way to contrasting commonalities. This generously-filled live recording captures the 2006 piano recital given by Philipp Vandré and Elmar Schrammel in Stuttgart in honor of the composer Hans Ottes 80th birthday." Includes a 30-page booklet." - Wergo.

Artist: CHAOS U.K.
Title: One Hundred Percent Two Fingers In The Air Punk Rock
Format: LP
Label: Harbinger Sound
Country: UK
Price: $23.00
"Harbinger Sound present a vinyl reissue for the long-lost and scarce UK hardcore classic, Chaos U.K.s One Hundred Percent Two Fingers In The Air Punk Rock. Originally self-released in a very small run in 1993, original copies now command over $100 on the collectors market. This reissue collects the original material on the album, alongside tracks from that same period that were only released in Japan. This new edition was put together by the band themselves. It features an extensive collection of unseen photographs and sleeve notes, and it comes housed in a swanky gatefold sleeve. The same iconic front cover used on the original album graces this edition too. Edition of 500." - Harbinger Sound.

Artist: CHRISTIANSEN, HENNING
Title: Hesteofringen
Format: 10"
Label: Holidays
Country: Italy
Price: $24.00
"On January 30, 1970 Henning Christiansen and Bjørn Nørgaard -- a figure nearly as radical as Christiansen himself -- hit the Danish national consciousness when a large portion of the Danish population watched a TV broadcast performance piece in protest of the Vietnam War. Hesteofringen ("The Horse Sacrifice", 1970) features the work "Min Døde Hest Opus 55" ("My Dead Horse", 1970) for piano, voice, and violin (green), a beautiful haunting fragile song featuring a poem written by Bjørn Nørgaard; performed by Lene Adler Pedersen, accompanied by Nørgaard and Christiansen on piano and (green) violin. Laden with metaphor, this beautiful, sad lullaby is as simple and unusual as anything in Christiansens output. Previously unreleased. Embossed lettering; Edition of 350." - Holidays.

Artist: CHRISTIANSEN, HENNING
Title: Schafe Statt Geigen / "Verena" Vogelzymphon
Format: LP
Label: Holidays
Country: Italy
Price: $31.00
""I have worked together with sheep before", says Henning Christiansen, introducing the performance he did in front of the Brucknerhaus in Linz in July 1988. But this time he went beyond, building a "Concert-Castle" with hay blocks where thirty sheep could perform music. Another time the animals -- Christiansens obsession and passion -- become the musical instruments used for his compositions: "Originally most of instrumental sounds derived from animal voices or other sounds of natural phenomena. The violins, for instance: someone found out that stretched intestines, dried bowels, could produce a sound. This has simply been civilized, refined." "Schafe Statt Geigen" ("Sheep Instead of Violins", 1988) and ""Verena" Vogelzymphon" ("Bird Symphony", 1990) first appeared as a small CD edition issued by Galerie Bernd Klüser in 1991. Both works, each one occupying a full side of this LP edition, are an extension of one of Christiansens long standing conceptual strategies: deploying recordings of animals as stand-ins for musical instruments, sheep and birds respectively. While each work allows these sources to take the natural lead, at times masquerading as field recordings, both feature subtle tonal and electronic interventions by the composer, creating strange and brilliant compositions which shift the terms and subjects of music as they were long understood. "The background, the space where music happens is what I want to put into the foreground." Accompanied by a twenty-page booklet featuring drawings and texts by Henning Christiansen, as well as pictures of the performance by René Block. Edition of 500." - Holidays.

Artist: CIRCUIT BREAKER
Title: Hands Return To Shake
Format: LP
Label: Harbinger Sound
Country: UK
Price: $25.00
"Circuit Breaker is a band split in half. On the one hand, there is the jagged guitar and maudlin singing of Peter Simpson, which slots into the lineage of expansive and gothic punk ala Killing Joke, Bauhaus, Wire, etc. Pushing against it is the production approach of his brother Edward. Washes of glassy FM synth melodies are counterbalanced with bursts of electronic harshness, recalling artists such as Autechre or Pan Sonic. Hands Return To Shake is their second full-length. Moving on from the previous record, My Descent into Capital (HARB 151CD/LP, 2015), Hands Return is a much more personal and emotive work. Simultaneously a reaffirmation and a deconstruction of influences, the orthodoxies of minimal-synth and post-punk are stretched and squeezed to breaking point. Circuit Breaker is a band who relish in holding together contradictions. Both a rock band and an electronic act, they have a blunt and direct production approach which is full of technical detail." - Harbinger Sound.

Artist: DIE TODLICHE DORIS
Title: Sprechpause
Format: LP
Label: Fang Bomb
Country: UK
Price: $25.00
"Die Tödliche Doriss Wolfgang Müller and Chris Dreier revisit In der Pause from 1981. In der Pause ("During the Pause") was the title of the last track on the B side of " ", the first album by Die Tödliche Doris (1982). In der Pause was pause music, as well as the announcement of the interval between their debut album, released in 1982, and the box format project Chöre und Soli that followed in 1983. The original sounds of In der Pause survived on a single audio tape dating from 1981. Now, about 35 years later, Chris Dreier and Wolfgang Müller have used the material recorded on the audio tape as the source for five new tracks of pause music. The material on the original audio tape was reworked using Moog analog effect modules and Ableton Live. It has been supplemented with archived announcement interludes from radio and television stations, including German stations WDR, NDR and HR, Radio Italy, IBF, and Radio Kamerun. Sprechpause was recorded in 1981-1982 by Chris Dreier, Nikolaus Utermöhlen, and Wolfgang Müller and reworked by Wolfgang Müller and Chris Dreier in 2017. Single-sided LP." - Fang Bomb.

Artist: DOGLIFE
Title: Fresh From The Ruins
Format: LP
Label: Omlott
Country: Sweden
Price: $23.00
Anna Högberg: Saxophones
Finn Loxbo: Electric Bass
Mårten Magnefors: Drums

"Dog Life explores free improvised music on a high-energetic plateau, descending from the outskirts of free jazz, and further towards a harder, darker and undefined terrain. Their debut album was critically acclaimed in Europe as well as in the US. On their new album Fresh From the Ruins, Doglife continue to push the freejazz-punk limits and sets out new directions with elements of doom and noise." - Omlott.

Artist: DOWNES OPEN MUSIC, BOB
Title: Crossing Borders
Format: CD
Label: Reel Recordings
Country: Canada
Price: $18.00
"This is a previously unreleased recording from the late 70s by Bob Downes Open Music. Bob Downes is a multi-instrumentalist composer possessing a distinctive musical personality and prowess. Through bodily breath emanates sublime sounds from an array of flutes, poignant patterns from his alto and tenor saxophone performances, and engaging expressions of complimentary vocalizations. Open Music is the moniker under which Bob has produced an eclectic range of records since 1968. However, none of the above prepares the listener for the profoundly engrossing experience that is Crossing Borders. Composed during an extended tour throughout South America in 1973, and evocative of the exotic locales encountered, Crossing Borders is a compendium of musical precision, mysticism, and tranquility. During the late 70s Bob Downes produced a beautifully warm analog recording of his programmatic vision, colluding with contemporaries guitarist Brian Godding, trombonist Paul Rutherford , bassists Barry Guy, Mark Meggido and Paul Bridge, and drummers Denis Smith and John Stevens. Thirty years later, this unreleased record finally sees the light of day, and it has aged like a fine wine. A recording this special comes deservedly wrapped with our highest recommendation for everyone prepared to cross musical borders!" - Reel Recordings.

Artist: DOYLE, ROGER
Title: Babel
Format: 5 CD Box Set
Label: Silverdoor
Country: Ireland
Price: $58.00
"A gigantic 5CD conceptual release by legendary Irish experimental composer Roger Doyle (previous albums on Christoph Heemanns DOM label; Doyle also recorded as Operating Theatre -- reissued on CD by United Dairies). "Babel is a large-scale musical structure making use of many technologies and music languages, with each piece of music being thought of as a room or place within an enormous tower city. In the main section are 3 CDs where each track corresponds to a virtual architecture. The pieces are divided into two kinds: aural representations of actual spaces (e.g. The Dressing Room, The Stairwell, Mr. Bradys Room), and internalized dream spaces (e.g. The Room of Rhetoric, Mall Fountain, the Spirit Levels, the Mansard childhood memory room). Listeners can navigate their way differently through this CD building at each hearing if they so wish. The instrumental solos in some of these chamber musics evolved in collaboration with the musicians and would not have been possible without the unique approach and talent of each performer. As a Babel supplement are the 2 CDs of KBBL -- the Towers fictitious radio station. Each of its 4 shows has its own style and atmosphere. Collaborating with DJs, actors, writers and singers, KBBL is made to sound like a real radio station with ads, traffic reports, phone-ins etc. There are also live circus and nightclub recordings associated with KBBL in this supplement and in the main section. Other than these connections, and others not mentioned, Babel celebrates language (a slight variation on the Biblical morality tale) and musical expression in all its variety." -Silverdoor.

Artist: DOYLE, ROGER
Title: Baby Grand
Format: CD
Label: BVHaast
Country: Netherlands
Price: $17.00
"Among my first piano compositions was Six Pieces for Pupils who Dont Like Exams. Baby Grand is the sixth of these and is composed for four hands (in this version I multitracked myself and used some double-speed recording techniques). ... Then in the 1980s I received two once-in-a-lifetime commissions ... The first was to compose music for a film by Irish film-maker Bob Quinn, called Budawanny. The music (which had to be piano music) was the play a central tole in this film, which was shot as a silent movie in black and white with captions appearing when people spoke. It required seventy minutes of music to be composed for it - uninterrupted by anyone talking over it (a composers dream) ... The second commission was from Dublins Gat Theatre to compose music for a production of Oscar Wildes play Salome, which required a piano player onstage throughout the show, playing non-stop for almost tow hours. For this Baby Grand CD I have included five pieces from that suite, but have replaced Salomes Dance with a new version recorded in concert in 2003. Mansard is from a 5CD set called Babel which took me ten years to compose (1989-1999). Each track corresponds to a room within an imagined giant Babel tower." --Roger Doyle, Autumn 2005.

Artist: DOYLE, ROGER
Title: Charlotte Corday (His Masters Noise Volume 2)
Format: CD
Label: BVHaast
Country: Netherlands
Price: $17.00
"Featured pieces: "Charlotte Corday and the Lament of Louis XVI" (1989, for electronics, voices); "Passades -- Volume I" (2002/3, for electronis, transformed voices). Peformed by: Roger Doyle (electronics); Olwen Fouere, Paavo Evans-Doyle, Kathy Kennedy, Paul Dutton, Roger Doyle (voices). Produced and composed by Roger Doyle." - BVHaast.

Artist: DOYLE, ROGER
Title: Fairlight Memories
Format: Double CD
Label: Silverdoor
Country: Ireland
Price: $23.00
"The music on these CDs was composed on a Fairlight Computer Music Instrument between 1983 and 1988. Together with the Synclavier (made famous by Frank Zappas use of it) the Fairlight was among the first synthesizers controlled by a computer. It had a sampler, a sequencer (called Page R), on-screen waveform display -- very popular with bands on Top of the Pops showing off their new Fairlights -- and a central processor unit (CPU) that took two people to lift. In 1982 I was involved in a studio that bought one, and after two months teaching myself how to use it I warmed to its possibilities and limitations. There were things it did that no other piece of equipment has done since, yet at the same time I was forced to input material into the sequencer monophonically. The sequencer held up to eight monophonic lines, forcing me to think contrapuntally. This 8-voice polyphony was like having a constantly changing chamber octet at my disposal. By 1988 it was gathering dust in the corner of the studio, having been superseded by newer technology and fashion, so I made an offer and bought it cheaply for my own embryonic home studio. In 1990 I sold it and it drifted out of my life. I made great use out of it -- sometimes composing pieces in a few hours -- and have very fond memories of the Fairlight." - Silverdoor.

Artist: DOYLE, ROGER
Title: Thalia/Oizzo No
Format: CD
Label: Silverdoor
Country: Ireland
Price: $16.00
"The music on this CD represents the early works of Irish composer Roger Doyle -- pieces composed in the late 1960s to mid 70s, re-packaged and re-mastered in 2002. It includes his extremely rare self-released 1975 debut LP Oizzo No and his second LP Thalia from 1978, originally released on CBS Classics, all on the one 77 minute CD. The earliest piece is Bitter-Sweet Suite for out-of-tune piano composed when he was 18, and the latest Thalia, his first large-scale electronic piece, composed at the age of 26. Doyle is most well-known for his United Dairies Operating Theatre masterwork Rapid Eye Movements, his third LP. Thalia/Oizzo No contains his work leading up to this legendary piece and fills in the picture of his early development. Beautiful, totally strange stuff." - Silverdoor.

Artist: DOYLE, ROGER
Title: The Ninth Set
Format: CD
Label: Die Stadt
Country: Germany
Price: $24.00
"Irish composer Roger Doyles first release on Die Stadt is his prize-winning work The Ninth Set, a 67-minute masterpiece in 5 parts. He was awarded the Magisterium Prize at this years Bourges International Electro-Acoustic Music Competition in France for parts 4 and 5. The award, which is one of the most important prizes in the world for electronic music, is open to composers having at least 25 years of professional experience in the field, and its objective is the promotion and diffusion of works that might become milestones in the history of electro-acoustic music. Previous works of Doyle include a 5CD set Babel which took ten years to compose, where each track corresponds to a room or place within an imagined tower city; and the 3 hour Passades, music made from software that freezes sounds like a freeze-frame in DVD. Hes also known for his project Operating Theatre which released the classic Rapid Eye Movements album -- consisting of 4 works composed between 1968-1980 -- on Steven Stapletons (Nurse With Wound) own United Dairies label in 1980. Furthermore, he guested on Fovea Hexs Neither Speak Nor Remain Silent EP number 2 Huge, alongside (among others) Clodagh Simonds, Brian Eno, Percy Jones and Colin Potter. The CD comes in a color digipack in a first edition of 600 copies."

A gigantic 5CD conceptual release by legendary Irish experimental composer Roger Doyle (previous albums on Christoph Heemanns DOM label; Doyle also recorded as Operating Theatre -- reissued on CD by United Dairies). "Babel is a large-scale musical structure making use of many technologies and music languages, with each piece of music being thought of as a room or place within an enormous tower city. In the main section are 3 CDs where each track corresponds to a virtual architecture. The pieces are divided into two kinds: aural representations of actual spaces (e.g. The Dressing Room, The Stairwell, Mr. Bradys Room), and internalized dream spaces (e.g. The Room of Rhetoric, Mall Fountain, the Spirit Levels, the Mansard childhood memory room). Listeners can navigate their way differently through this CD building at each hearing if they so wish. The instrumental solos in some of these chamber musics evolved in collaboration with the musicians and would not have been possible without the unique approach and talent of each performer. As a Babel supplement are the 2 CDs of KBBL -- the Towers fictitious radio station. Each of its 4 shows has its own style and atmosphere. Collaborating with DJs, actors, writers and singers, KBBL is made to sound like a real radio station with ads, traffic reports, phone-ins etc. There are also live circus and nightclub recordings associated with KBBL in this supplement and in the main section. Other than these connections, and others not mentioned, Babel celebrates language (a slight variation on the Biblical morality tale) and musical expression in all its variety." - Die Stadt.

Artist: DOYLE, ROGER
Title: The Passades - Volume 2 (His Masters Noise Volume 3)
Format: CD
Label: BVHaast
Country: Netherlands
Price: $17.00
"A new work from Roger Doyle ( for electronics & transformed voices). Produced and composed by Roger Doyle. - BVHaast.

"I began Passades in early 2002 working with the creative possibilities of music software which captures sounds like a freeze-time video, making sound movement stop, or go forwards or backwards slowly. For raw material I used extracts (four seconds at a time) from previous compositions of mine which were fed into the software which would freeze them, and by mouse manipulation I would slowly move the material backwards and fowards onscreen to see if there was potential for keeping those particular extracts. On a trial and error basis I collected almost three hours of material in this way over a period of two and half years ... I have introduced the three Link/Separators and a piece from 2000 The Idea and its Shadow as contrasting material ... There is an ancient voice in this music which seems to travel through the present into the future, then back again into the past." -- Roger Doyle, Spring 2005

Artist: DYDO & ALAN SONDHEIM, STEPHEN
Title: Dragon and Phoenix
Format: CD
Label: ESP-Disk
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Dragon and Phoenix refers to the names of the sound holes on the Chinese instrument known as the guqin, aka qin (gu is a prefix meaning "ancient"), which figures prominently on this album of improvised acoustic duos, being heard on thirteen of the sixteen tracks, with two qins on four tracks. Stephen Dydo, former president of the New York Qin Society, is the more traditional player here, whereas Alan Sondheim has a style heavily based on free improvisation. The two bonded over their instrument collections, sometimes trading or loaning choice items. Dydo, who has also had lengthy careers as classical guitarist and as a twelve-tone composer, once told the author that a good day of composing yielded a measure and a half; this painstaking attention to detail has stood him in good stead during his more recent study of the qin. Sondheim, who has previously had three releases on ESP-Disk starting in the 1960s and has prolifically spread his recent musical evolution across a variety of other labels, is an impulsive musical adventurer who uses his dizzying array of instruments for what their sounds can contribute to his musical style; he is not unaware of the traditional performance techniques of his instruments, but he never lets his musical expression be limited by or to those techniques. Except for the use of madal (a hand drum) on one track, all the music here is made with stringed instruments. The music is very often focused on contrasts of timbres and textures. However, there may be as much pure melodic content here as on any Sondheim album. Harmonies are spare but spiced with microtonality. Though it may be more subtle than much of ESP-Disks catalog, attentive listeners will likely find that this meeting of tradition and experimentation lives up to an old ESP-Disk slogan: "You never heard such sounds in your life." A note about the track titles: They are based on the first sixteen characters of the Chien Tzu Wen, translated by Ellen Zweig and Alan Sondheim, correlated with other English translations in Chien Tzu Wen, The Thousand Character Classic, A Chinese Primer, edited by Francie W. Paar (1963). The translation is slightly modified for the CD, creating an almost haiku-like poem. Personnel: Stephen Dydo - qin, viola, banjo; Alan Sondheim - qin, viola, banjo, guzheng, rababa, erhu, madal." - ESP-Disk.

Artist: FUTURIANS
Title: Distorted Living
Format: LP
Label: Feeding Tube
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Clayton Noone (aka CJA) has been cranking oddball noise out of Dunedin since before your mom even heard of the town. The same goes for Beth Dawson (aka Ducklingmonster) and Pat Kraus (aka Kraus), who co-founded this sci-fi-punk-astro-juggernaut back in 2001. They invited Clayton to join right away. Kraus left soon after, to be replaced by Jason Aldridge (aka ISO-12) and Sean Norling (aka Rocko Mandroid), although he still hangs around and his head actually pops up on this very LP. I guess the concept of distorted living has too strong a pull on his brain. Regardless of the fact that Clayton runs several labels, most notably the very long-lived Root Don Lonie for Cash, this appears to be only the second album-length vinyl offering Futurians have thus far done. There have been more than a few amazing cassettes and CDRs and lathes, but this is really only LP #2 (unless I am very confused). Not sure why more labels have not jumped onto the Futurians bandwagon over the last 17 years, but hey, we cant all have the wisdom of Spock. Distorted Living is a flat-out hoseload of cosmic gas from its first grunt til its last. Shorthanders will be tempted to describe it as Mu Mesons play Hawkwind or something. And while that is not completely off-base, it only captures certain aspects of the very specially spaced weirdness this band conveys. Knowing their visuals solely from their packaging and YouTube, I can only say that they look like theyd pass for great space hippies on a late period episode of the original Star Trek. And the way they compress the psychedelic thrust of their sonics makes one think this whole album may have been recorded in an air lock. One customer at the store, hearing the test pressing, asked Is that lasers? And while we made fun of him for not knowing that lasers are silent, later, as we listened more, we realized that if some sentient lasers decided to start a band it would probably sound a whole lot like Futurians. Which is the very nature of Distorted Living. Something, which if you are wise, you are about to experience first-hand. Welcome aboard." -Byron Coley.

Artist: GALBRAITH, ALASTAIR
Title: Cry
Format: LP
Label: MIE
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
"Recorded in a shed at Taieri Mouth between 1998 and 2000, Mies vinyl reissue of ALASTAIR GALBRAITHs Cry CD (Emperor Jones 2000) looks directly into the furthest recesses of the mind of one New Zealands most admired yet habitually overlooked underground musicians. Guitar, violin, organ, and vulnerable murmurs frequently reverse and invert through four-track manipulations, giving Cry a haunting, unsettling and incredibly complex mindscape where tenebrous drones, hushed, lilted words, and deep warmth pull you in further and further." -MIE.

Artist: GERHARD, ROBERTO
Title: Electronic Explorations from His Studio + The BBC Radiophonic Workshop 1958-1967
Format: LP
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $16.00
"350 gram sleeve. Part of Sub Rosas Early Electronics series. During the 1950s and 1960s, Roberto Gerhard gathered a significant magnetic tape collection in his home studio, creating a major repository of early electronic sound recordings of his own works. The pieces on this record present a complex set of challenges for audio restoration, requiring a complete understanding of his compositional process and allowing the spirit and vitality of his electronic work to speak clearly to the listener. The versions of the pieces you will hear on this record represent an attempt to present Gerhards musical thoughts as free as possible from distracting technical deficiencies that obscure the musical content of the tapes. To this end a number of processes have been employed to reduce tape hiss and broadband noise, clicks, crackle, mains hum, tape splices and low frequency thuds, ranging from automated algorithms to a more painstaking manual clean-up of the audio spectrum. Every process of musical audio restoration must seek a compromise between the removal of elements that are problematic to the modern listener, and the preservation of the vital sonic and musical characteristics of the recordings. Roberto Gerhard (b. 1896; d. 1970) was born in Valls, Spain. Initially he studied piano with Granados and composition with Felipe Pedrell. When Pedrell died in 1922, Gerhard moved to Vienna as a pupil of Arnold Schoenberg. Returning to Barcelona in 1928, he became a central figure in the Catalonian avant-garde, befriending such figures as Pablo Casals and Joan Miró. Identified with the Republican cause throughout the Spanish Civil War, Gerhard was forced to flee to France in 1939 and later that year settled in Cambridge, England. Once in England, Gerhard produced a series of orchestra and stage works that would establish his international reputation. The Symphony (in memory of Pedrell), the ballet Don Quixote, First String Quartet, and the opera The Duenna followed in quick succession. In the 1950s Gerhard developed his musical style, synthesizing Schoenbergian serialism with Catalan folksong. These years also marked him out as the first composer in England to engage seriously with electronic music. Gerhard worked extensively at the newly-formed BBC Radiophonic Workshop producing a series of abstract electronic works as well as electronic music for stage -- most notably his score for the 1955 Royal Shakespeare Production of King Lear. The last decade of his life saw Gerhards musical language evolve still further and the composition of late masterpieces such as the Symphony No. 3 "Collages" which includes a significant tape part, Symphony No. 4 "New York," the chamber symphony Leo, and the masterly Concerto for Orchestra." - Sub Rosa.

Artist: GUMO, DORONCO
Title: Man Star
Format: Cass
Label: Selection
Country: USA
Price: $7.00
"Live show at the UFO Club from July 25, 2007. Features Hiiragi Fukuda, Doronco (Les Rallizes Denudes) and the late Colin Molter – the same lineup who graced Dilettante/Holy Mountains Old Punks LP. Limited to 200 tapes." - Selection.

Colin Molter - trumpet
Doronco - bass and vocals
Hiirago Fukuda - guitar and vocals
Mako Hasegawa - drums
Reina Higa - Melodica and vocals
Itsuki Suizu - melodica and vocals
Hainezumi Nishimiya - banjo and vocal
Osamu Karita - cowbell and scream

Artist: HEAVY METAL
Title: The Nietzschean Supermen Of Dustbin Rock
Format: LP
Label: Harbinger Sound
Country: UK
Price: $25.00
"The Nietzschean Supermen Of Dustbin Rock is the third album from Berlins almost mythical band Heavy Metal. Dont let that name put you off. This is the most sarcastic snotty take on punk rock the modern age is going to throw at you. 12 tracks that are filled with a blatant disregard for everything. A limited edition on gold vinyl with gold printed sleeve and insert. Golden times." - Harbinger Sound.

"These Berlin mystics have collected the spare parts from their fleet of wrecked punk vehicles and jammed them together to form this twisted taunting monster. Pop culture references abound. The lyric sheet reading like the musings of a modern day Dan Tracey if he were a speedhead instead of a smackie. When the whole things done youre gonna pick it up , pull it towards your face and back a few times as if it were a Magic Eye you were suddenly gonna get, then put it down and come back with a friend" - Onton Nordberg.

Artist: HELDON
Title: 1976-1979
Format: 3 LP / 7" Box Set
Label: Souffle Continu
Country: France
Price: $92.00
"1976-1979: four years of intensive creativity for Heldon, following on from them leaving the home-studio on the Île Saint-Louis for Davout also in Paris, where a Moog 3, purchased from the Beatles, was ready in a space reserved for the leader of the group, Richard Pinhas. From here on, a trilogy was created which compares favorably with King Crimson of the period from Larks Tongues In Aspic (1973) to Red (1974), the French band breaking new ground with the electronics used in their music, and the numerous influences they quote, including Fripp and Eno, Philip K. Dick, and Gilles Deleuze. A totally vertiginous experience, the ensemble consisting of Un Rêve Sans Conséquence Spéciale (1976), Interface (1977), and Stand By (1979) can be seen as the sonic climax to Heldons oeuvre, even its climax, the violence coming from the machines. This Everest of electronic music is completed by a rare single released on RCA at the same period, making this a must-have box set for any self-respecting collector. High quality mastering from Richard Pinhass original masters. Each LP comes in exclusive vinyl color for the boxset: Un Rêve Sans Conséquence Spéciale comes on clear yellow vinyl; Heldon . 6 . Interface comes on coke bottle green vinyl; and Stand By comes on electric blue vinyl. Limited box set comes with the rare Richard Dunn 7", originally released in 1978. Includes 20-page booklet with rare photos and an essay by Philippe Robert. Edition of 300." -Souffle Continu.

Artist: HELDON
Title: Heldon . 6 . Interface
Format: LP
Label: Souffle Continu
Country: France
Price: $24.00
"Souffle Continu Records present a reissue of Heldons Heldon . 6 . Interface, originally released in 1977. The idea in the mind of Richard Pinhas, the driving force behind Heldon, was to produce music "as cold as a huge block of ice" a vertiginous experience, of course influenced by the King Crimson trilogy, from Larks Tongues In Aspic (1973) to Red (1974), except that Heldon represents an electrified version, leading to a perfect rapport between thought and emotion, perhaps going even further. Its Only RocknRoll (1975), the appropriately-named third album, is in its own way -- already -- a turning point in Heldons oeuvre, witness the acid and corrosive "Zind Destruction (Bouillie Blues)". Once the next one was released (Agneta Nilsson, 1976), just after Disjuncta, the first French independent label, had been sold to Urus by Richard Pinhas in order to buy the aforementioned Moog 3 from the Beatles, the music became even more uncompromising. The group delved, like King Crimson, into a kind of trilogy, the middle of which was Interface in 1977, a year after Un Rêve Sans Conséquence Spéciale (FFL 034LP) which was, thus, the first part. At this period the groups music, as Gérard NGuyen wrote in the fanzine Atem, was like "a guided tour through the ruins of a civilisation." In the middle of the punk wave, the universe of Heldon indeed became more threatening and heavy, echoing the novel by Norman Spinrad from which the group took their name, The Iron Dream (1972). This was also the point at which Heldon became a genuine group, centered around Patrick Gauthier (synthesizers), Didier Batard (bass), and François Auger (drums), which allowed Richard Pinhas to focus on the real motivation behind this audacious undertaking. Like its predecessor Un Rêve Sans Conséquence Spéciale, and then 1979s Stand By (FFL 036LP) which followed, Interface, the second album of the "trilogy" recorded at studios Davout, represents a sonic culmination, even a climax, its violence coming from the machines and delving into notions of repetition and scansion, prefiguring a lot of the music that was to follow, whether it be electro and industrial or post-rock and noise. It goes without saying: seminal and always innovative! High quality mastering from Richard Pinhass original masters; Licensed from Richard Pinhas. Obi strip; matte printing. Swamp green vinyl; Edition of 700." Souffle Continu.

Artist: HELDON
Title: Stand By
Format: LP
Label: Souffle Continu
Country: France
Price: $24.00
"Souffle Continu Records present a reissue of Heldons Stand By, originally released in 1979. Richard Pinhas began by absorbing Jimi Hendrix as an adolescent, leaving that behind at the beginning of the 1970s, after having heard what Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock were doing with synthesizers, and then discovering the seminal duo Fripp and Eno. It was one year on from this epiphany that the first album by Heldon was released (1974). The main idea was to rock and roll on electronic machines. Richard Pinhas was of course playing electric guitar, but was also interested in the A.R.P. and VCS 3, to the point of purchasing the Moog 3 owned by the Beatles. In order to do so, he had to sell of the Disjuncta label -- the first totally independent French label -- he had created in order to release Schizo (1972), Alain Renaud and Heldon. This was the beginning of the 1970s. Heldon had already released four key albums and left their home studio for Davout, beginning a trilogy starting with the sound of 1976s Un Rêve Sans Conséquence Spéciale (FFL 034LP), continuing with 1977s Interface (FFL 035LP), and concluding with Stand By. When Stand By was released, the press had already labeled Heldon as the first electric punk group. There is nothing silly in that, Heldon having quickly moved away from the spacey German influences which were not to Richard Pinhass taste. This can be heard on Stand By, the lynchpin of which is the twenty minutes of sound and fury of "Boléro", something of a high-point from the group which owes much to the sequencers of the "technician" Didier Badez. As on the two previous releases, the ever-faithful Patrick Gauthier, François Auger, and Didier Batard were present. For one track, Klaus Blasquiz sings and highlights the underlying links between Heldon, Magma, and Weidorje, but also a shared past experience in Blues Convention with Richard Pinhas. After two solo albums, East West (1980) and LÉthique (1982), Richard Pinhas dropped everything, through fear of repeating himself, even selling off some of his equipment, before coming back to center-stage with DWW (1992), following a sabbatical decade centered on philosophy, skiing, and paragliding. Thus, Stand By can be seen as the end of an era for Heldon. High quality mastering from Richard Pinhass original masters; Licensed from Richard Pinhas. Obi strip; matte printing. Sea blue vinyl; Edition of 700." - Souffle Continu.

Artist: HELDON
Title: Un Reve Sans Consequence Speciale
Format: LP
Label: Souffle Continu
Country: France
Price: $24.00
"Souffle Continu Records present a reissue of Heldons Un Rêve Sans Conséquence Spéciale, originally released on Cobra in 1976. In Heldon, nobody particularly likes liner notes. However, although the groups albums have none, they abound, from the very beginning, with clues and often cryptic references. The name of the group, obviously, comes from a science fiction novel by Norman Spinrad, but perhaps it is less well known that the title of the album Un Rêve Sans Conséquence Spéciale is taken from a pirate recording of King Crimson made in 1974, an elegant way to state the possible lineage between guitarist (and synthesizer player) Richard Pinhas and Robert Fripp, his peer in the British band. Likewise, Richard Pinhas values the philosophers Lyotard, Nietzsche, and Deleuze, and the cover of Un Rêve Sans Conséquence Spéciale quotes theology specialist Pierre Klossowski, according to whom all creators owe it themselves to provoke a "state of insecurity straying from the oppressive regime of mediocrity". Having been a precursor of the home studio, Richard Pinhas came to the Davout studios to record the fifth Heldon album Un Rêve Sans Conséquence Spéciale. He had a special space reserved for him, where there was a Moog 3 which had belonged to Paul McCartney. Intense, violent, bitter, abrasive, uncompromising: the first on-site recording is in keeping with the four predecessors, prefiguring both industrial- and post-rock, showing once again that the early references to "guerrilla electronics" (and to William S. Burroughs) were not in vain. The newcomers to this universe, bassist Didier Batard (Coeur Magique, Triptyque), on one track, and drummer François Auger (heard on the fifth album by Gérard Manset) finally transform Heldon into a fiery power trio for the inspired "MVC II". Without forgetting that the faithful Patrick Gauthier is also on board, as is Jannick Top (Magma), each on one track. Listening to the result it is easy to understand why Merzbow, Wolf Eyes, and Oren Ambarchi, in the 2000s wanted to record with Richard Pinhas. It must also be noted that the often-made comparison between Heldon/Richard Pinhas and King Crimson/Robert Fripp, while still pertinent, if insufficient, as Un Rêve Sans Conséquence Spéciale breaks much new ground beyond those horizons. High quality mastering from Richard Pinhass original masters; Licensed from Richard Pinhas. Obi strip; matte printing. Clear purple vinyl; Edition of 700." - Souffle Continu.

Artist: JANDEK
Title: Brooklyn Wednesday
Format: 4 CD Set
Label: Corwood Industries
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"51st Jandek release. The first Jandek 4CD release, in a slipcase, nice presentation. Recorded live at the Issue Project Room, Brooklyn, NY, September 7th, 2005. This comprehensive release features both sets complete; Set One split up over discs 1 & 2 (78 minutes), with Set Two split up discs 3 & 4 (another 81 minutes). The performers are not listed on the packaging, but history has recorded that the Corwood representative played electric guitar during Set 1 and fretless electric guitar during Set 2. The backing for both was: Matt Heyner (double bass), Chris Corsano (drums)." - - Corwood Industries.

Artist: JANDEK
Title: The Door Behind
Format: CD
Label: Corwood Industries
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"38th Jandek album, third to be released in 2004. Guitar & vocals. Recently, Jandek played a show in Scotland and now we see that "his representative" once had a beard, as shown on this stunning new album cover. The world truly is square and were all about to fall off the edge." - Corwood Industries.

Artist: JANDEK
Title: The Myth of Blue Icicles
Format: CD
Label: Corwood Industries
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"release date: 3/3/2008. 52nd Jandek release, and his first 2008 release thus far. Cover art features a smiling man in a striped shirt having his picture taken high in a building against the Houston city skyline. Sparse acoustic guitar and voice, 4 tracks: "Too Course," "Blue Icicles," "The Daze" and "Theres No Door." - Corwood Industries.

Artist: KALMA, ARIEL
Title: French Archives 1977-80
Format: 4 LP Box Set
Label: Black Sweat
Country: Italy
Price: $90.00
"Another indispensable compendium of the great French experimental artists musical opera. With this four-LP box set of fully unreleased archival materials, Ariel Kalma ideally retraces the map of his own path and spiritual journey during the 70s. Some of music contained in Sarasvati Planet Ariel, Planet Air, Ascend Descend, and Astral Cathedral are born as sound environments for group therapy sessions that carrying healing, trance, and relaxation. The occult and arcane music of Kalma awakens consciousness, expands chakras, sculpts memory indelibly, appears to encompass all the emotional aspects of the universe, and brings its listeners back to the archetypal moments of creation. What is most impressive is the variety of atmospheric stimuli, the rich source of inspiration and compositional mastery. The solemn, triumphal and liturgical, meditative and ascending tone of celestial chapel organs and harmonium, the darkness of Farfisa and Yamaha PS-30 lunar and spectral sequences, the exotic oriental breath of circular dances transfigured and dissolving by the specular shapes of the Wasp Synth... everything converges to the purity abyssal of eternity sound. The melodic and harmonic phrases of sax always reveal a deep song, while the solar blow of flute gives elegiac moments of Debussyian flavor as bucolic recalls of fauns from Edens lost. Listeners will be struck by equinoxial and solstitial lights, in perfect balance between flares and shadows, nature and galactic procession. Kalmas sensitive ear is expressionist, almost a possible scenario for astral architectural utopias of visionaries such as Hablik, Taut, Steiner, or Poelzig; it absorbs and re-reads in a personal way some insights of the cosmic psychedelia of the early 70s such as K. Schulze, Heldon, Tangerine Dream, Popol Vuh. The music is fully unreleased, with only a few tracks being different versions of previously released tracks." - Black Sweat.

Artist: KANKER KOMMANDO
Title: Low Tech 1982-88
Format: LP
Label: Harbinger Sound
Country: UK
Price: $23.00
"Compiling both released and previously unreleased material from the eighties, Kanker Kommandos Low Tech 1982-1988 is a revelatory retrospective, shining a light on one of Belgiums best kept secrets. Forming in 1980 as a punk group, influenced by English post-punkers Swell Maps, Kanker Kommando quickly evolved and by 1982 they were fully invested in making experimental music on primitive electronics. Their music was free of traditional boundaries and reflected the grimness of their times, which resulted in a deteriorating, roughly-hewn sound. For fans of: Pan Sonic, Mego, Throbbing Gristle, SPK, John Cage, BBC Radiophonic Workshop, Vinyl On Demand, Broken Flag." - Harbinger Sound.

Artist: KARKHANA
Title: Nafas/Nefes
Format: 7"
Label: Omlott
Country: Sweden
Price: $10.00
Limited to 300 copies. "Combining some of the most innovative players from each of three cities (Beirut – Cairo – Istanbul), Karkhana met in Beirut for the first time in February 2014 with the very ambitious aim to bring together elements from the three major experimental music scenes of the area. The bands music strives to create a unique musical blend combining free jazz and psychedelic with various shades of ethnic and traditional music, traces of shaabi, tarab… Building on the multi-instrumental capacities of its members, the group tries to create an atmosphere full of surprises for both the listeners and the performers themselves, developing what could possibly be called a “Free Middle-Eastern Music”." - Omlott.

Artist: KLEISTWAHR
Title: Down But Defiant Yet
Format: CD
Label: Fourth Dimension
Country: UK
Price: $15.00
"Collecting two songs from the long out-of-print, ultra-limited 10" lathe-cut released in spring 2017 on New Zealand Independent Woman Records, "Broken and Beaten in 5/8 Time Part 1. Beaten" and "Broken and Beaten in 5/8 Time Part 2. Broken", plus two previously unreleased tracks exclusive to this release. Generally more refined than previous Kleistwahr work, the pieces here catch Gary Mundy (also of Ramleh and Broken Flag Records) furrowing his distinct and recognizable take on a kind of contemporary psychedelia with dystopian leanings. Also nodding towards the fug generated by certain "krautrock" groups whilst retaining threads of those uncompromising power-noise surges he built his reputation on, this is music guaranteed to take you to new spaces before forcing you to nervously look over your shoulder." - Fourth Dimension.

Artist: KONSTRUKT FEATURING ALAN WILKINSON, ALEXANDER HAWKINS & DANIEL SPICER
Title: L.O.T.U.S.
Format: Double LP
Label: Omlott
Country: Sweden
Price: $26.00
Limited to 300 copies. "Konstrukt has made contact both Alexander Hawkins and Alan Wilkinson during their presence at Konfrontationen Festival in Nickelsdorf in 2013 where the band performed for the second time in Austria after Saalfelden Jazz Festival with Marshall Allen in 2011. All three parts were excited and have agreed to get together sometime in the future.

In 2015, Konstrukt shared the stage at Café Oto, London with Alexander Hawkins for the first time during their European Tour. It was a total blast and this performance resulted on DL by Café Oto’s in-house label Otoroku and released next year as double LP by Italian label Holidays Records. In 2016, when the band has been invited by Brighton Alternative Jazz Festival to play a UK date again with Alexander Hawkins, London, Cafe Too was chosen as their next stop, and they finally managed to have Alan and Daniel (promoter, musician, critic, writer, radio host) on board and Alexander most naturally joined the band again to perform in a large scale orchestra. The result was a night of music with high energy and a wide musical perspective. From drum&bass to ethnic funk vibes, from straight free jazz bursts to spiritual chantings, the whole performance here shows a wide range of outer wordly aspects of all musicians present.Konstrukt is very grateful to be able to work with Omlott again on this recording, after their first collaboration with Joe McPhee on their critically acclaimed “If You Have Time LP”." - Omlott.

Artist: MARHAUG/JON WESSELTOFT, LASSE
Title: Nature Lovers
Format: LP
Label: Holidays
Country: Italy
Price: $26.00
"Norwegian musicians Lasse Marhaug and Jon Wesseltoft team up for a computer duo. Pretty abstract, but not too noisy computer music. Marhaug is well known in the field of noise music but has frequently drifted into other areas such as improvisation and jazz, contributing throughout his career to well over three-hundred releases, and also publishing the amazing fanzine Personal Best under his own imprint Marhaug Forlag. Jon Wesseltoft is a multi-instrumentalist actively performing in a wide variety of projects, shifting from acoustic sources to electronics. The record features five tracks recorded in 2016 at the best studio in Oslo, slightly edited and overdubbed by Wesseltoft but still clear and strict. Edition of 200." - Holidays.

Artist: MONTI, MARIA
Title: Il Bestiario
Format: LP
Label: Holidays
Country: Italy
Price: $28.00
"Black vinyl repress. Holidays Records present a reissue of Maria Montis Il Bestiario, originally released in 1974. Maria Montis legendary Il Bestiario is a prime example of the avant-garde art-song of the 1970s. Known for her renderings of Italian popular songs, Maria Monti is an Italian singer and actress with a noteworthy career: cabaret singer in the 60s, ambitious avant-garde folk artist in the 70s, and starring in films by directors as such as Sergio Leone -- Fistful Of Dynamite (1971) -- and Bernardo Bertolucci -- 1900 (1976). Il Bestiario is a near perfect emblem of the fascinating territory gained through collaboration. It enlisted the radical poet Aldo Braibanti as its lyricist, features arrangements and synthesizer from Alvin Curran (Musica Elettronica Viva), the baritone saxophone of Roberto Laneri (Prima Materia), as well as the soprano saxophone of jazz legend Steve Lacy. The result is absolutely stunning, musically unique within the respective outputs of its participants long and noted careers. Unquestionably one of the most beautiful and neglected albums of its decade. Comes with a 16-page booklet with lyrics and translations." - Holidays.

Artist: NACHTHEXEN
Title: Disco Creep
Format: 7"
Label: Harbinger Sound
Country: UK
Price: $12.00
"Sheffields Nachthexen latest slab builds on the great signature synth punk sound theyve already established, but also offers an exciting range of new ideas and nods to different styles. "Disco Creep" explodes with the fun, catchy, and danceable flavor of disco filtered through 1980s post-punk, while still bringing something raw and new. This is bolstered by the shouty punk vocals and excellent lyrics which will instantly strike a chord with anybody whos ever had their night out shat on by belligerent sleazes. Dark red vinyl; Includes lyric sheet insert; Edition of 750." -Harbinger Sound.

Artist: NEUTRAL
Title: När
Format: Mini-LP
Label: Omlott
Country: Sweden
Price: $21.00
Limited to 300 copies. "A troubled 8-track mini album that stayed on the other side of the Atlantic for a bit before returning firmly to the Omlott headquarters. Meanwhile, the band kept busy doing one-off shows in the US and micro-tours with Lydia Lunch in between the occasional shows in Belgium and Sweden. If you seen Neutral live during the last few years, chances are good that you already heard tracks like Du and Köldgatan, both already prominent parts of their live set. The opener Du is a wonderful take on Chris Knoxs everlasting Not Given Lightly, arguably the strongest love song ever written, though respectfully mangled through the Neutral filter. Recorded hot on the heels of the second album, the duo almost completely abandons the guitars on När in favour of synths and electronics. The pace is traditionally slow and moody and the mumbled kitchen sink realism is forever, yet När could very well be the most melodic and direct recording weve heard from the band." - Omlott.

Artist: NEUTRAL
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Omlott
Country: Sweden
Price: $24.00
Edition of 500. Neutral is the duo of Dan Johansson (Sewer Election, etc) and Sofie Herner (Enhet För Fri Musik). “In a sweaty art space open to no one and just a stones throw away from the Utmarken venue where it all in more than one way kind of began, Neutral did their first show in front of maybe 25 people. The free jazz drummer Peeter Uuskyla opened the night with a shimmering set of absurd, life-elevating bliss and Neutral just ripped it all apart. There and then sort of Gothenburg underground ground zero, or more like ground nothing. New beginnings and grey waves of something very exciting. Its been close to 2 years now but its one of those nights that I will remember forever. Since then Ive seen Neutral on several occasions and its always been a pleasure, always refining their craft but at the same time shredding the improvement to tiny pieces with every heartbeat. Its like they are taking one step forward and two steps back with every minute they produce, and in a very rare and weird way getting better and more interesting doing so. The untitled second album, following up Grå Våg Gamlestaden (Omlott, 2014), does just that. It takes everything that made the debut album so special and puts it in a rusty meat grinder, taking a piss on the deconstructed mess and puts it together again, piece by piece. The formula might be almost identical, but the final outcome is different. Where the debut was immediate and fairly easy to resonate with, the new album is almost impossible to penetrate at first. You can sense that theres something resembling a ragged beauty somewhere, but its hard to reach. Its like Neutral deliberately placed various obstacles along the way, fucking with everyones expectations and rightfully so. Still, after each time spent with those 35 minutes things will slowly unfold themselves and there you are, pleased with one of the most fully realized and beautiful recordings to ever come from the shitfaced Utmarken camp of misunderstood geniuses. Yeah, I actually heard them all. Neutral manages to connect the dots between everything from Chrome and Siltbreezian gold from the 90s to the more experimental sides of Dome, while throwing in some tape work that could only originate from Gothenburg and brutish guitar playing bringing JFK, Skullflower and maybe even rock-era Ramleh to mind at times. Lets not forget the mysterious field recordings scattered along the way, and Sofie Herners dry, talked vocals, leading at least this listener to the realization that theres no end to this fucking winter.” - Matthias Andersson.

Artist: NORMIL HAWAIIANS
Title: More Wealth Than Money
Format: Double LP
Label: Upset the Rhythm
Country: UK
Price: $27.00
"Upset The Rhythm present a reissue of Normil Hawaiians debut album More Wealth Than Money, originally released in 1982 on Illuminated Records. Normil Hawaiians had a transformative 1982. With two 7" singles and a 12" EP under their belts, they suddenly found themselves disillusioned, so they forced the hand of change. The bands true constant in Guy Smith soon found himself with a new crew of musicians: Simon Marchant, Noel Blanden, and Mark Tyler. Normil Hawaiians communal take on post punk quickly sprouted and began carving out a new furrow. Greater emphasis was awarded to group improvisations, resulting in longer, freer journeys; Tape loops, echo boxes, extended percussive sessions, and duteous faith in the tones emanating from a particular old wah-wah pedal were all employed by Normil Hawaiians to stretch their sonic fabric into wild and redolent new dimensions. Normil Hawaiians booked into Foel Studios, and Dave Anderson (Hawkwind, Amon Düül II) managed and engineered. Anderson even joined in on bass for several of those sessions. Normil Hawaiians lived together in a small cottage in the studios shadow, sharing everything together and working long days. This is how the bands debut album More Wealth Than Money was formed, through trial and close listening, through cultivation and patient growth. Of course there were significant amounts of mushrooms involved too and several UFO sightings. More Wealth Than Money proved a vastly ambitious debut album, sprawling in a way that still feels expansive, brave, cinematic even. From the plaintive pastoralism of "British Warm" to the transcendental vistas of "Other Ways Of Knowing", the album constantly surprises with its ringing trails of guitar, motorik pulse, and synth rambles. Guy Smiths vocal floats through the album in a haunting manner. Described by the press upon its release in 1982 as an "absolutely mesmerising double album travelling through progressive rock, via industrial folk to freaky art-punk whilst sounding delightfully coherent" and "a huge slab of mindblowing dark psychedelia," the album was critically acknowledged for its peculiarly British kosmische. Its curious that More Wealth Than Moneynever came out officially in the UK. The bands label Illuminated Records were temporarily blacklisted by their distributor because of unpaid debts and so the album was only available from the band at concerts within the UK. Remastered; Includes a booklet full of anecdotes and photos from all band members." - Upset the Rhythm.

Artist: ORIGINAL PANTHER BURNS, THE
Title: OGPB
Format: 7"
Label: Selection
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"Tav and the Baron are back! Stripped down, "Rock Me" is just Tav and Ross -- lo-fi and direct; this single was recorded in a single day. If you dug Behind the Magnolia Curtain and Panther Phobia, youre going to want this one. Limited to 500 copies and released jointly with Spacecase Records. This record will not be repressed." - Selection.

Artist: PALMER, CLIVE
Title: The Land Of No Return
Format: CD
Label: Quadrant
Country: Spain
Price: $23.00
"Recorded in 2004/5. Clive Palmers new record is now released. With his new band from Cornwall, Clive gets us closer to his own world where folk becomes brilliantly strange and bizarre. The album is titled The Land Of No Return and includes new songs, a few new versions of old stuff and new recordings of COBs tunes. The record also includes a new version of Big City Blues, one of the songs that Clive recorded with the Incredible String Band when he was a former of this legendary group." - Quadrant.

Artist: PANHUYSEN, PAUL
Title: A magic square of 5 to look at and A magic square of 5 to listen to
Format: CD
Label: Plinkity Plonk
Country: Netherlands
Price: $19.00
"This work is a composition in two parts. The same magic square is transposed in two versions. One can be experienced by the eyes, the other one by the ears. A magic square is a series of numbers arranged in a square grid so that the sum of each horizontal and vertical row and of the corner diagonals is always the same. Magic squares reveal harmony of number and refer to the nature of existence and a cosmic order dominated by mathematical regularity. Number is the origin of all things, Pythagoras said, and Boethius said music is numbers made audible. Presented as a room installation, A magic square of 5 to look at is a floorpiece of 5 x 5 m, and A magic square of 5 to listen to can be heard through a quadraphonic sound system, performing the four staffs of the score independently, starting about 5 seconds after each other. The audience moves around the floorpiece in the space. Panhuysen (1934) is an internationally recognised artist. Best known for his site-specific long string installations all over the world, he also is involved in systematic visual art. Calculus links his visual and sound art together. Furthermore he has been the artistic director of Het Apollohuis for about 2 decades." - Plinkity Plonk.

Artist: PANHUYSEN, PAUL
Title: Mexican Jumping Beans
Format: CD
Label: Het Apollohuis
Country: Netherlands
Price: $20.00
"Before leaving Mexico City I bought 200 jumping beans and immediately after our return to Eindhoven I started to experiment with them. In the past Ive worked often with animals, with birds, crickets and goats. I also use sensors, timers, solenoids, motors, galvano-meters, solar cells and oscillators to produce sounds. In my music I introduce both creatures and gadgets as independent and sometimes unpredictable musicians and fellow employees. I like to be surprised by the results of my productions, by the animals behavior. The input of such rather autonomous elements helps to reveal the qualities of universal laws and conditions that define order, structure, chance and expression in a living and changing world. It is curiosity which makes my work come into being. Jumping beans are magical living creatures. I worked with them for a couple of weeks, tried out various recording modes and different effects. The final selection on this CD is rather straightforward. There are four different pieces. For each recording I put 16 jumping beans in 8 containers. Clothes-pins glued on piezo discs were used as contact mikes on each of the containers, which were placed on a sheet of soft foam plastic. The beans were activated by a halogen lamp over the table." -- Paul Panhuysen.

Artist: PARMEGIANI, BERNARD
Title: Plain-Temps
Format: CD
Label: INA GRM
Country: France
Price: $24.00
"2006 release, presenting 3 versions of "Plain-Temps". Classic new work from the most important INA GRM composer. The first part of the suite, "Le Present Compose" is from 1991, recorded here in 2006. "The second part is "Entre-Temps" from 1992. "The gradual slowing down of the tick-tock sound of a penduluum with which the this piece opens provides us with not only the most symbolic but also the most illusory image of the passing of time. This is followed by by a constantly changing continuum, apparently homogenous and harmonious yet ultimately fragile. In the ever wider intervals that open up between these carefully-timed happenings, soundscapes appear. These resemble certain image-memories of everyday events, some close, some distant." -- Parmegiani. Part three is "Plain Temps", from 1993, recorded in 2006." - INA GRM.

Artist: PHEW
Title: Voice Hardcore
Format: LP
Label: Mesh-Key
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Living legend Phew follows her brilliant “Light Sleep” album with another masterwork – “Voice Hardcore” - comprised entirely of her iconic, instantly recognizable voice, twisted, folded and layered over six mesmerizing tracks. Recorded at home in summer 2017, this release finds Phew exploring an idea she first hatched while recording her debut single “Finale” in 1980 – to, in her words, “make new reverberations that I have never heard before, using only my body.” 37 years later, once again Phew proves herself to be the exception to the rule – a veteran artist with an estimable catalog spanning decades who, rather than repeating herself or playing it safe, charges headfirst into uncharted territory.
Phews self-released tour CD of “Voice Hardcore” was voted #23 Best Album of 2017 by The Wire Magazine (“A woozy, opiate-soaked stumble into a sparse dreamworld”).
This Mesh-Key vinyl edition features a silver foil stamped cover and a double-sided, full color insert, and comes with an mp3 download card.
Bio:Phews career began in the 70s when she fronted Osaka punk group Aunt Sally (who released one album on Vanity Records in 1979). Ryuichi Sakamoto produced Phews first solo release in 1980 and in 1981 Pass Records issued her debut LP, a classic featuring Holger Czukay and Jaki Liebezeit of Can, and Conny Plank. Shes since released six acclaimed solo albums and multiple collaborations with members of DAF, Einstürzende Neubauten, Boredoms, and more." - Mesh-Key.

Artist: POLYPORES
Title: The Impossibility
Format: LP
Label: Polytechnic Youth
Country: UK
Price: $23.00
"Polypores, aka Stephen James Buckley, makes haunted space music using an ever-expanding mound of synthesizers, samplers, and old tape recorders. Bleak, icy drones give way to 1970s sci-fi synth lines, throbbing bass rumbles ominously beneath a psychedelic haze of wistful melody and disembodied voices. The Impossibility was inspired by the destruction of the planet Earth by the human race, the early works of JG Ballard, Tarkovskys Stalker (1979), conspiracy theories, and places where the rules of time and space are brought into question. It was written and recorded in January 2017. A wonderful album, which comes dressed in a Nick Taylor designed sleeve. Vinyl-only; Edition of 300." - Polytechnic Youth.

Artist: PRURIENT
Title: Rainbow Mirror
Format: 4 CD Set
Label: Profound Lore
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"On Rainbow Mirror, the latest work from renowned noise-music artist Prurient, fifteen new time-stretching tracks explore the more glacial and meditative side of Dominick Fernows noise and power electronics with a total running time of almost three-and-a-half hours. Not necessarily the direct follow-up to the Frozen Niagara Falls album, this second conspiracy between the label and the band stands as another singular landmark among the vast repertoire Fernow has amassed. While familiar moments from that recent album can be found within, this ambient noise marathon also conjures the atmosphere of Fernows old-school noise histrionics, while bringing in introspective new observations. This intense, unforgiving, trance-inducing aura is presented through waves of time-stretching electronics, layered counterpoint feedback, loops, and extended droning pulsating synth passages." - Profound Lore.

Artist: ROLLIN, JEAN
Title: The B-Music of Jean Rollin: Various Artists 1968-1973
Format: LP
Label: Finders Keepers
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
"Rising out of the smoky Parisian Mai 68 shrapnel and claiming his stake as the first French vampire movie director, the inimitable father of European horrortica, Jean Rollin (1938-2010) has smudged the painted face of surrealist cinema for over five decades. Dragging his roots from beneath the Letterist/Situationist movements, avant-garde theater, and Belgian fine art groups and entwining them around the minds of sexual revolutionaries, the European comic book cognoscenti and the Parisian free jazz and rock scenes, Rollin stopped at nothing to bring his macabre fantasies of zygotic vampyrism and backwoods blood cults to Gallic cinémathèques and beyond. Celebrating the immortal legacy of the late director, Finders Keepers compile a detailed and comprehensive music cabinet of some of the finest musical moments from his initial directorial decade between 1968-1979, which provided a much needed platform for the freak rock and free jazz that mirrored the distorted erotic visions in his own minds eye. Imagine Gong-gone-wrong meeting the art ensembles of Châteauroux... Fantasy pop groups mutate and thrive within... Features tracks from Yvon Gerault, Acanthus, Pierre Raph, and François Tusques." - Finders Keepers.

Artist: RYLANDER, HENRIK
Title: Fran En Obestamd Plats I Rummet
Format: LP
Label: Hoga Nord
Country: Sweden
Price: $25.00
"Originally released on CD in 1998. Like a message in a bottle, carried round by the ocean streams for decades, Henrik Rylanders album Från En Obestämd Plats I Rummet has floated around in the space of Swedish underground music. Höga Nord Rekords pulls the cork and unfolds the message that is a piece of music that was ahead of its time, sounding "now" 20 years after its first release in the late nineties. This album is a well-kept secret even for the most initiated music lovers in Sweden. The music, influenced by Flying Saucer Attack and other reverb/distortion drenched acts from the early nineties, Harmonia, and some of Kraftwerks earlier works and minimalism, still sounds fresh. Rylander, a member of legendary acts such as Union Carbide Productions and The Skull Defekts, has been pushing the envelope for electronic music, varying between ambient and noise. Rylanders solo works could be described as sophisticated music and Från En Obestämd Plats I Rummet combines the sophisticated sides with his band-oriented works that hold another kind of tension. This record is the first release on the sub label Höga Nord Arkiv on which releases from the past, that havent got as much attention as they deserve, get re-released in an appropriate context." - Hoga Nord

Artist: SEVERED HEADS
Title: Brave New Waves Session: Severed Heads
Format: LP
Label: Artoffact
Country: Canada
Price: $23.00
"Recorded in CBCs studio live-to-air in 1986 while on tour with Skinny Puppy, Severed Heads Brave New Waves session is absolutely perfect. Includes never-before heard versions of songs from The Big Bigot and Dead Eyes Open, including the bands hit, Harold & Cindy Hospital, as well as amazing commentary by the always charismatic Tom Ellard. First formed in 1979, Severed Heads is an Australian electronic and experimental project led by Tom Ellard since 1981. In the mid- to late-80s, the project saw its biggest commercial successes with releases on Nettwerk, Billboard chart positions, and huge European and American tours. The bands 1986 tour with Skinny Puppy resulted in this now infamous Brave New Waves recording, which to date has never been released commercially." - Artoffact.

Artist: SEVERED HEADS
Title: Brave New Waves Session: Severed Heads (Blue Vinyl)
Format: LP
Label: Artoffact
Country: Canada
Price: $24.00
"Blue vinyl version. Recorded in CBCs studio live-to-air in 1986 while on tour with Skinny Puppy, Severed Heads Brave New Waves session is absolutely perfect. Includes never-before heard versions of songs from The Big Bigot and Dead Eyes Open, including the bands hit, Harold & Cindy Hospital, as well as amazing commentary by the always charismatic Tom Ellard. First formed in 1979, Severed Heads is an Australian electronic and experimental project led by Tom Ellard since 1981. In the mid- to late-80s, the project saw its biggest commercial successes with releases on Nettwerk, Billboard chart positions, and huge European and American tours. The bands 1986 tour with Skinny Puppy resulted in this now infamous Brave New Waves recording, which to date has never been released commercially." - Artoffact.

Artist: SEWER ELECTION
Title: Internal
Format: LP
Label: Järtecknet
Country: Sweden
Price: $23.00
Latest from Dan Johanssons (Neutral, Private Arms, Amateur Hour, Ättestupa, Document One, Dog Holocaust, Edwige, Enhet För Fri Musik, Enklav, Heinz Hopf, etc) long running solo project.

Artist: SFAR
Title: Sprickor
Format: LP
Label: Järtecknet
Country: Sweden
Price: $23.00
Mattias Gustafsson and Viktor Ottosson (Altar Of Flies, Black River Error Band, Worms. Black River Pregnant Band, Cryme, Firestone, Ohm, Sfär, The Jam Session, Ättestupa, Blodvite, Krökta Rum, etc.).

Artist: SHAVIT, AMI
Title: Neural Oscillations And Alpha Rhythms
Format: LP
Label: Dead-Cert
Country: UK
Price: $23.00
"Dead-Cert dip their dusty digits back in Ami Shavits precious archive for another hemispheric harmonization of biofeedback techniques and hypnotic synth sonics following Finders Keepers reissue of 1977s In Alpha Mood back in 2015 (FKR 077LP). With an enviable private collection of synthesizers first started in 1972 during his travels to the US and shipped home to Tel Aviv, as an established kinetic artist, as well as a professor of both philosophy an art, Amis main focus was art that involved technology; in particular being able to give something mechanical an emotive angle. As such he sought to combine his love of electronic music acts such as Tangerine Dream and Philip Glass and this new synthesizer technology with his interest in the relatively new technique of biofeedback -- a process in which technology is used to relay information about the bodys functions enabling a change of physiological activity in order to manipulate them. Combined with his understanding of alpha brainwave, Ami embarked on an experiment with what he called "Alpha Mood" -- a state in which the brain is working in relaxation and in which he used music as a means of helping induce his own meditative state. With practically no formal musical training and working in complete isolation of the Tel Aviv music scene -- with the exception of allowing cult prog nearly men Zingale and a handful of close friends to use his private studio -- over the course of two years he recorded hours of experimental improvised music, or "sounds" as he prefers to call it. The fruit of that experimentation came in the form of a single privately pressed LP aptly titled In Alpha Mood. Part outsider electronic album; part physiological experiment; part work of art, it was limited to only 500 copies and distributed exclusively by a longtime friend, agent, and owner of a small local record shop in Tel Aviv. Five 1/4-inch tapes (including the In Alpha Mood master tape) represent the only remaining artifacts of Amis experiments -- the rest having been either lost, given to friends, or simply thrown away. Undated and unannotated, these raw studio recordings provide a rare glimpse of Ami at work in his attempts to perfect his technique and reach the plane of "Alpha Mood". RIYL: Tangerine Dream, Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, Cluster. Artwork by Andy Votel. Cut at Dubplates & Mastering. Edition of 500." - Dead-Cert.

Artist: SIDHARTA, OTTO
Title: Four Indonesian Electronic Pieces 1979-1984
Format: LP
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $16.00
"Features four selections from the double-CD version, Indonesian Electronic Music 1979-92. Fascinating and unreleased before music by Otto Sidharta, pioneer of Indonesian electronic music. Electronic compositions that integrated natural sounds and urban sounds to this extent were extremely rare at the time they were recorded, which in turn gives them a unique form of intensity. This collection is released as an entry in Sub Rosas Early Electronic series. Otto Sidharta was born in Bandung, Indonesia November 6, 1955. In 1978 he studied music composition in Jakarta Institute of Arts under guidance of Slamet Abdul Sjukur. In 1984 he continued his post graduate study in composition and electronic music with Professor Ton de Leeuw in Sweelinck Conservatorium Amsterdam. In 2015 he started his doctoral study at Institute Seni Indonesia Surakarta, finishing in 2016. Sidhartas interest in using environmental sounds and synthetics sounds to express his musical ideas developed when he was a student at the Jakarta Institute of Arts. He performed his first electronic music piece, "Kemelut", based on water sounds in the First Indonesian Young Composer Festival (Pekan Komponis Muda) in 1979. In 1979 he begin to collect some nature and animal sounds on Nias Island, Borneo (Kalimantan) jungle, Riau islands, and other remote places. These sounds were used as material for some of his works such as "Ngendau", "Hutan Plastik", and "East Wind". Otto Sidharta is still alive and performing around the world." - Sub Rosa.

Artist: SONDHEIM WITH CHRISTOPHER DIASPARRA & EDWARD SCHNEIDER, ALAN
Title: Cutting Board
Format: CD
Label: ESP-Disk
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Alan Sondheim was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania; he lives with his partner, Azure Carter, in Providence, RI. He holds a B.A. and M.A. from Brown University. A new-media artist, writer, and theorist, he has exhibited, performed and lectured widely. His band Ritual All 770, whose debut The Songs (Riverboat, 1967) was reissued by the Fire Museum label, was included on the notorious Nurse With Wound list of outsider/avant-garde influences. Sondheim is the first artist from ESP-Disks 1964-75 heyday to return after its revival in 2005 with an album of new material. Sondheim joined the roster with a 1967 session, Ritual-All-7-70, then followed up with 1968s TOther Little Tune. (Drumming on the latter was Joel Zabor; now known as Rafi Zabor, he reunited with Sondheim at ESPs 50th anniversary concert in November 2013.) Sondheim got his musical start as a guitarist, but soon moved into a much more original sound utilizing a vast array of instruments from around the world. Cutting Board, his eighth album, is his first instrumental group album; his other albums have always either been solo (and there are two solo tracks on Cutting Board as well) or featured female vocalists. Though hes a pure improviser, Sondheim rightly insists that he doesnt play jazz; even playing with two saxophonists, hes outside that traditions spectrum. The eclecticism of the sounds hes working with sonically can tenuously seem to connect him to world music, but he doesnt play the instruments in traditional ways. And on rare occasions you can hear the blues lurking, but its not likely that Living Blues will be putting him on the cover. Maybe if somebody starts a music magazine (or website) called Beyond Category, then Sondheim can be a cover subject. Alan Sondheim, ghichak, cura, chromatic harmonica, Chinese mouth harp, saz, tro so, electric saz, sarangi, sung lisu, ukulele, flute, cura cumbus, classical guitar; Christopher Diasparra, tenor and baritone saxophones; Edward Schneider, alto saxophone." - ESP-Disk.

Artist: SONDHEIM, ALAN
Title: Ritual-All-7-70
Format: CD
Label: ESP-Disk
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"Alan Sondheim was the young, exuberant leader of a pack of improvisers living in a communal loft in Providence, Rhode Island. Undaunted by attempts to categorize electronic music as the province of academic tinkerers -- a cold, unfriendly realm, with its own authorities, audiences and mystique -- they plunged fearlessly, joyously and unselfconsciously into the medium, discovering new ways to express their ideas. Performers: Ruth Ann Hutchinson: vocals; Chris Mattheson: bass; Barry Sugarman: bongo, table; J.P.: drums; Robert Poholek: cornet, trumpet; Alan Sondheim: xylophone, alto saxophone, sona, classical, electric and hawaiian guitars, English horn, bansari koto, clarinet, suling." - ESP-Disk.

Artist: SONDHEIM, ALAN
Title: Ski/NN
Format: CD
Label: Fire Museum
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"A recording of solo acoustic guitar and alpine zither songs, this release will delight those familiar with his early Riverboat and ESP Disc recordings as well as the audience for experimental solo guitar -- while creating an audience for experimental solo alpine zither! On this release, Alan performs on the 1927 martin tenor guitar, 19th century parlour guitar, 1920s prime alpine zither and 1860s elegie alpine zither. Dan Wharburton of Paris Transatlantic said of the reissue of The Songs: an endearingly ramshackle melting pot of free jazz, blues and folk (if Eugene Chadbourne later described his work as free improvised country & western bebop then this is free improvised Hawaiian flamenco gospel blues music theatre). Its influence resonates (indirectly, one imagines, unless there are more copies of the original vinyl in circulation than I imagine) in the free folk of todays New Weird America scene. Now listeners have the opportunity to hear for themselves the present day song form manifestations of this overlooked creative master." - Fire Museum.

Artist: STEVE IGNORANTS SLICE OF LIFE
Title: Just Another
Format: 7"
Label: Harbinger Sound
Country: UK
Price: $12.00
"The first 7" by the Steve Ignorants latest group. After a well-received album the legendary former Crass vocalist returns with three brand new recordings with his band Slice Of Life. Three slices of kitchen sink realism topped with that distinctive voice. A limited edition complete with inner lyric sleeve." -Harbinger Sound

Artist: STROM, PAULINE ANNA
Title: Trans-Millenia Music
Format: Double LP
Label: Rvng International
Country: USA
Price: $25.00
"Otherworldly and anomalous, hushed and hallucinatory, Pauline Anna Stroms unique style of inner space music reaches across time to futures and pasts far from our own. Trans-Millenia Music compiles eighty minutes of Stroms most evocative work, composed and recorded between 1982 and 1988, for the first authorized overview of the enigmatic Bay Area composer. Pauline Anna Strom introduced her music to the world in 1982 with Trans-Millenia Consort, a collection of transportive synthesizer music providing listeners a vessel to break beyond temporal limits into a world of pulsing, mercurial tonalities and charged, embryonic waveforms. Stroms solicitation into the unknown continued through a half dozen more stellar releases during the decade, which, despite their singularity and mastery, slipped into the more obscure annals of want lists and bootleg editions.

Though Stroms work developed during the dawn of San Franciscos influential new age and ambient scenes, her music remains non-programmatic, an adventurous tangent diverting from the eras ideological tropes. The artists own path to creative maturation was atypical. Raised by her Catholic family in Louisiana and Kentucky, she was tragically deprived of sight due to complications from a premature birth. This impairment would sensitize her to listenable worlds with great acuity and creative engagement, the loss becoming a formative aspect of Stroms spiritualist take on the power of music. Recalling her youth, Strom says she was “a loner and heretic.” Seeking solace and solidarity, she moved to the mecca of Californias counter culture with her husband, a G.I., who was assigned duty in the Bay Area during the decline of the Vietnam War. Having dabbled with piano as a teen, Paulines passion for music reignited when synthesizers became central to the serene scene of San Fran FM radio in the mid-70s. Inspired by the electronic music of the instruments early ambassadors (Klaus Schulze, Brian Eno, Tangerine Dream), Strom purchased a Tascam 4-track recorder and a small array of synths (Yamaha DX7, TX816, CS-10) to navigate her own universe of space music.

As she gained confidence to share her creations beyond the walls of the apartment where she meticulously crafted under headphones day and night, Strom took on the artistic identity of the consort, spiriting listeners through epochs described by her evocative musical passages. From this moment and represented within Trans-Millenia Music, Strom proves to be a delicate melodist and meticulous colorist, as well as a sound designer of great drama and inspired energy. The celestial sounds evoke the uncertainty of pre-physical and primordial elements, creating an impression of a world beyond access that Strom has always felt was hers. In the collections liner notes Strom recounts, “I have always been in touch with the past more than the present.” Apart from its mysteries, Stroms curiosity for the non-present was also suffused with a social bent. She believed that humanity was confined by its inability to access the people of the future, therefore suffering in a kind of group solipsism. Designing a world of music that rooted itself in all times but the present, Stroms alter ego, the Trans-Millenia Consort, became a musical activist for triggering this state of heightened consciousness.

Exemplary passages highlighted in Trans-Millenia Music were selected from the three full-lengths originally issued on vinyl in addition to a group of four full-lengths self-released on cassette. This substantive body of work challenges the canonization of new age and ambient music as one-size-fits-all categories. Stroms music induces a dynamic range of listening that captivates and intrigues, a cinematic experience rather than a meditation for passive listening. An open invitation to earlier worlds and a trans-temporal philosophy for living, Pauline Anna Stroms Trans-Millenia Musicis available November 10, 2017 on double LP, CD, and digital formats. Vinyl and CD editions feature original artwork by visionary Karma Moffett, printed inner sleeves and booklet with extensive liner notes scribed by Britt Brown." - Rvng International.

Artist: SUN RA & HIS INTERGALACTIC MYTH SCIENCE SOLAR ARKESTRA
Title: Sleeping Beauty
Format: LP
Label: Art Yard
Country: Netherlands
Price: $24.00
"Originally released in 1979; 2017 remastered repress of Art Yards 2005 reissue. One of the more delicate recordings of Sun Ras 28-strong Arkestra, Sleeping Beauty drifts in on a cloud of cosmic dust, sounding unlike anything before or after. With drummer Luqman Ali keeping the narcotic funk, but with dreamy solos from other key Arkestra players like John Gilmore, Michael Ray, and Marshall Allen, no Sun Ra collection is complete without this LP. Inspired space-age lullaby music, originally released on Saturn Records in 1979." - KS Art Yard Series.

Artist: TIMES, THE
Title: Go! With The Times
Format: LP
Label: Tapete
Country: Germany
Price: $29.00
"More than four decades on, with yet another round of punk anniversaries safely behind us, heres a chance to remind ourselves that not everyone believed or indeed peddled the myth of the Year Zero. Maybe thats because they were young enough not to have to prove their youth. A good three years junior to Johnny Rotten and six years to Joe Strummer, Edward Ball had spent his 1960s childhood equally entranced by the Beatles on the radio and Patrick McGoohan playing The Prisoner on TV. And while the promises of a popular culture infused with fresh art school ideas had gone stale by the 1970s, a teenage Ed Ball would recognise the dawning of an independent DIY culture as a chance to rekindle them in a brand new way. To do so he had to bypass the corporate machine, then otherwise busy selling the Year Zero narrative to a gullible media, and set out on an unbeaten path that would soon converge with the leftmost edges of the nascent mod revival. Having formed his first band O-Level in 1976, Ball found a kindred spirit in school friend Daniel Treacy. For a while their bands Television Personalities (fronted by Treacy) and Teenage Filmstars (fronted by Ball) existed in tandem until the latter morphed into The Times. Following a legal dispute around the name of their DIY label Whaam!, obviously monikered after Ray Liechtensteins 1963 painting as opposed to a certain pop band of the day, Ball launched his bands very own Artpop! imprint. Having released six Times LPs between 1982 and 1986, by the end of the decade Ball reemerged on Alan McGees Creation Records, delving into electronic psychedelia and supplementing his recording career with a day job as a friendly executive/receptionist at the companys London of office. There he would sit behind a desk in front of one of his own paintings, sometimes speaking dismissively of himself in the third person to unsuspecting visitors. Sometime later, Ball would return to writing observational pop songs destined for the lower reaches of the charts as a fully paid up member of the Mill Hill Self Hate Club. . . . Here is that rarest of things: British guitar pop history without baggage. Because only the best went with The Times back in the early eighties." - Robert Rotifer, Canterbury, 2017.

Artist: TIMES, THE
Title: This Is London
Format: LP
Label: Tapete
Country: Germany
Price: $29.00
"More than four decades on, with yet another round of punk anniversaries safely behind us, heres a chance to remind ourselves that not everyone believed or indeed peddled the myth of the Year Zero. Maybe thats because they were young enough not to have to prove their youth. A good three years junior to Johnny Rotten and six years to Joe Strummer, Edward Ball had spent his 1960s childhood equally entranced by the Beatles on the radio and Patrick McGoohan playing The Prisoner on TV. And while the promises of a popular culture infused with fresh art school ideas had gone stale by the 1970s, a teenage Ed Ball would recognise the dawning of an independent DIY culture as a chance to rekindle them in a brand new way. To do so he had to bypass the corporate machine, then otherwise busy selling the Year Zero narrative to a gullible media, and set out on an unbeaten path that would soon converge with the leftmost edges of the nascent mod revival. Having formed his first band O-Level in 1976, Ball found a kindred spirit in school friend Daniel Treacy. For a while their bands Television Personalities (fronted by Treacy) and Teenage Filmstars (fronted by Ball) existed in tandem until the latter morphed into The Times. Following a legal dispute around the name of their DIY label Whaam!, obviously monikered after Ray Liechtensteins 1963 painting as opposed to a certain pop band of the day, Ball launched his bands very own Artpop! imprint. Having released six Times LPs between 1982 and 1986, by the end of the decade Ball reemerged on Alan McGees Creation Records, delving into electronic psychedelia and supplementing his recording career with a day job as a friendly executive/receptionist at the companys London of office. There he would sit behind a desk in front of one of his own paintings, sometimes speaking dismissively of himself in the third person to unsuspecting visitors. Sometime later, Ball would return to writing observational pop songs destined for the lower reaches of the charts as a fully paid up member of the Mill Hill Self Hate Club. . . . Here is that rarest of things: British guitar pop history without baggage. Because only the best went with The Times back in the early eighties." - Robert Rotifer, Canterbury, 2017.

Artist: TOYLETTES
Title: Toylettes
Format: 10"
Label: Harbinger Sound
Country: UK
Price: $23.00
"Very limited 10" pressing of the debut recordings from Berlin-based post-punk band Toylettes. If youre into the basement recordings and squeals of artists like Kleenex or Rubella Ballet, amongst others, or if the attitudes of anarcho-punk or riot girls strikes a chord, then this band is for you. Lyric insert included; Edition of 300." - Harbinger Sound.

Artist: TUTTI, COSEY FANNI
Title: Time To Tell
Format: LP
Label: CTI
Country: UK
Price: $30.00
"The long-awaited deluxe special edition reissue of Cosey Fanni Tuttis Time To Tell, originally recorded and released on cassette in 1982, sees a timely release after the success of Coseys recent autobiography Art Sex Music (published by Faber & Faber). Available now for the first time on vinyl, this deluxe special edition has been remastered and edited from the original audio tapes for this exclusive vinyl release. It is presented here on super clear vinyl, in a gatefold sleeve incorporating a foil block title and is accompanied by a 16-page full-color 12" booklet containing the original cassette transcripts and photos, plus many new and updated statements and color photos." - CTI.

Artist: UMILIANI (M. ZALLA), PIERO
Title: Africa / Continente Nero
Format: Double LP
Label: Dagored
Country: Italy
Price: $50.00
"Dagored presents a double LP bundle of two first official Piero Umiliani reissues. Africa from Piero Umilianis M. Zalla moniker, originally released in 1972, and Continente Nero, released under Umilianis own name in 1975. The double LP bundle contains inserts with liner notes for each release; Edition of 500." - Dagored.

". . . Keep in mind the release year, January 1972, before approaching the matter covered in this precious jewel: the black rhythm of the incredible Africa To-Day, the fourth world Jon Hassell-style of Green Dawn, the exotic touch à la Martin Denny (Lonely Village, Echos), the Sortilèges reference to the electronic new wave (really!), the folk influence (Rite, Folk-Tune). With many years in advance, Umiliani synthesizes in Africa sounds and styles that will make then the fortune of well-celebrated and famous artists. . . ." - Stefano Gilardino.

". . . The African continent rebuilt in microsolchi by maestro Umiliani in 1975 is therefore a projection, an image that is influenced strongly by the affairs of overseas colleagues. All those artists from Duke Ellington to the Art Ensemble of Chicago, through Max Roach, who have been fundamental in the genesis of African-American culture . . . Over 40 years since its conception, it is a remarkable, pioneering work, a place of hypotheses and happy intuitions. . . ." - Luca Collepiccolo.

Artist: V/A
Title: Italia New Wave: Minimal Synth, No Wave, & Post Punk Sounds From The 80s Italian Underground
Format: LP
Label: Spittle
Country: Italy
Price: $21.00
"What exactly happened in the Italian underground/post punk scene of the 80s, is not entirely clear. Therefore, this collection of 13 incredible tunes helps track down the feeling and focuses on the blurry images of a period that was mixing influences from the UK/USA scenes with a more "national" approach to new music developments. The damage began in 1977 when a series of urban/suburban musical agitators, whether skilled or complete amateurs, decided to embrace instruments as weapons for a war against sonic stereotypes. Heres the result: a multiform sonic attack that marks the history of a movement that may have remained local in most cases but whose echo reflected the amazing creativity of a generation. Features Neon, Панков (Pankow), Le Masque, N.O.I.A., State Of Art, Jeunesse Divoire, Monuments, Rats, Fockewulf 190, Luc Orient, Illogico, 2+2=5, and La Maison." - Spittle

Artist: V/A
Title: Italia Synthetica 1981-1985
Format: LP + CD
Label: Spittle
Country: Italy
Price: $24.00
"Italia Synthetica 1981-1985 represents the musical mutation that occurred after the post-punk hangover gave way to more frigid emotional shores, in-line with the synth-wave moment that was sweeping Europe and the white cliffs of Albion. This scene flourished in Italy between 1981-1985, and the musicians that came out of it are still revered today (particularly in the US). Robotic rhythms and intuitions that, besides sharing common ground with the electronic movements that had come before, also knew how to fill up the dancefloor. Featuring four previously unreleased tracks by Der Blaue Reiter, along with tracks by Modo, Actors Studio, and La Maison, as well as the still fresh sounding contributions by true pioneers of the genre Neon and Naif Orchestra. Also features Ein-st-ein, Scortilla, Eurotunes, Oh Oh Art, and 2+2=5 featuring Paolo Mauri. LP includes CD which includes five bonus tracks from the Italia New Wave LP (SPITTLE 031LP). Included CD features Jeunesse DIvoire, Fockewulf 190, State Of Art, N.O.I.A., and 2+2=5." - Spittle.

Artist: V/A
Title: Sounds of Sisso
Format: Double LP
Label: Nyege Nyege Tapes
Country: Uganda
Price: $29.00
"Pure Singeli fire from Tanzanias febrile Dar Es Salaam underground, showcasing the punkish sounds of the Sisso Records studio with a belter volley of hi-velocity missiles for Kampala, Ugandas Nyege Nyege Tapes. Hitting frenetic levels of velocity comparable with full on soca or Shangaan electro styles as much as Northern British takes on happy hardcore and Makina, trust theres no messing about with this one. This is a bracing first introduction to the Singeli sound, whose collision of souped-up rhythmic energy and breathless bars should immediately translate far beyond its east African base. Across the 14 tracks of Sounds of Sisso youre familiarized with the sounds core producers -- Bwax, Sisso, Tampa Pana, and Yung Keyz Morento -- and its amazing fast chat MCs -- Dogo Niga (aka Bobani) and Makaveli -- with a totally uncompromising style that cant help but make most other dance music sound a bit pale and limp by comparison. No matter where youre from, this is patently music for raving to, combining punkish, satirical lyrics about the challenges of Tanzanias youth -- from police corruption to dating when youre broke -- with productions that scream get mad get mad in a way thats maybe best associated with hedonistic noise or gabber. However, this is from Dar Es Slaam, and theyve got some heavy style down there. From the near cheek-pulling G-force of Bwax and S Kides "Baba Aminata Natafuta Kiki" to the mental, cut-up intro and rapido attack of "TMK" by Suma, nobody lets the pressure gauge tick below fucking off it, pal, taking in the chipmunked Bollywood chorus and speecore pace of Dogo Nigas "Polisi" and the Shangaan/Soca-like hybrid "Mshamba Wa Kideo" from Mzee Wa Bwax or the Nu Monkey-on-tour styles of "Kimbau Mbau" along with the Nkisi-esque jag of Maseke, Pasopa and Makos "Roho Inauma". But, there are also some sweeter and hip hop styled freaks, too; check for the warped hip hop knock of "Nammiliki" from Makaveli, or the sugar-rush of Cssos "Shobo" and the hyper colourful soundsystem FX of "Ndugulawama". Also features Dogo Suma Lupozi, Dogo Mudiy, Ganzi Mdudu. Remastered and cut by Matt Colton." - Nyege Nyege Tapes.

Artist: WILEN, BARNEY
Title: Moshi
Format: Double LP/DVD
Label: Souffle Continu
Country: France
Price: $39.00
"Deluxe remastered reissue of Barney Wilens 1972 album Moshi, featuring additional artwork and a 20-page booklet of rare pictures, sheet music, and the original liner notes. Includes a bonus DVD (packaged with exclusive artwork) of Caroline de Benderns 1971 film à lintention de Mlle Issoufou à Bilma, documenting this amazing African journey. Limited edition of 1000." - Souffle Continu. "In 1970 Barney Wilen assembled a team of filmmakers, technicians, and musicians to travel to Africa for the purpose of recording the music of the native pygmy tribes. Upon returning to Paris two years later, he created Moshi, a dark, eccentric effort fusing avant jazz sensibilities with African rhythms, ambient sound effects, and melodies rooted in American blues traditions. Cut with French and African players including guitarist Pierre Chaze, pianist Michel Graillier, and percussionist Didier Leon, this is music with few precedents or followers, spanning from extraterrestrial dissonance to earthbound, street-legal funk. Wilen pays little heed to conventional structure, assembling tracks like Afrika Freak Out and Zombizar from spare parts of indeterminate origins." --Jason Ankeny, AllMusic.

Artist: WISHART, TREVOR & FRIENDS
Title: Menagerie / Beach Singularity / Vocalise
Format: CD
Label: Paradigm Discs
Country: UK
Price: $16.00
Beach Singularity was performed on the beaches at Morecambe, Cleveleys, St Annes & Southport in the summer of 1977. Beach Singularity is an excerpt from a day long happening in which the composer performed with an ensemble that featured saxophonist Lyn Dobson avant-tuba player Melvyn Poore, vocalist Poppy Holden and clarinet improviser Robin Coombes. This performance was designed somewhat like a social intervention, where the musicians performed in conjunction with tape-music and electronics broadcast from small portable stereo systems scattered along the English sea-side.

Menagerie began life in 1974 when Trevor Wishart asked a number of well known British performance artistis to build small assemblages for an exhibition in which each object would be accompanied by appropriate taped sounds. The exhibition, consisting of eleven assemblages, was first prepared for the Birmingham Arts Lab and presented there in January 1975. The accompanying tapes were all made at The University of York Electronic Music Studio by Trevor Wishart.

Vocalise is an edited version of a live solo performance by Trevor Wishart given in the intimate shop space at Recommended Records, London on 30th March 1991. This piece was entirely improvised and does not utilise any electronics other than amplification. All the sound were produced solely by extended vocal techniques. Comes with 16-page booklet featuring photographs and texts. Tracks 1 to 3, 6, 7, 10 and 11 were originally released on LP in 1979.

Artist: WORK, THE
Title: See
Format: CD
Label: Ad Hoc
Country: UK
Price: $20.00
"Any album by The Work is difficult to categorize, or to pigeon-hole. The bands output has been labelled everything from post-punk to acid jazz, and yet any sort of classification just doesnt seem to do the music justice. The approach seems to exhibit the complexity of progressive rock, whilst throwing that aesthetic to the dogs, in lieu of assimilating the energy and power of early punk. The Work were among the first few post-Henry Cow bands to purposefully break their own mould in an attempt to conquer new ground, thus creating music that seems more comfortable resting on a bed of nails than precious laurels. See was the final The Work album to be issued during the bands lifetime. It showcased some of the very best material of their later years, and a penchant to move into a different, more mature setting. The electronic experimentation here perfectly meshes with post-punk appeals and terrorist-like energy, giving the listener plenty of reasons to be drawn-in to their psychotic world of extremes. Each instrument plays perfectly off of the others to send everything, somewhere else, whilst somehow holding together perfectly amidst some fiendish, white knuckler time relations. Though the vocals on this album were more sung than shrieked (as evidenced on their earliest recordings), the instrumental parts, especially the drumming, keep the group in line with its radically apparent love for showcasing a primal approach. This has been out-of-print for a number of years, so its great to have it back again." - Ad Hoc.

Artist: WORLD OF POOH
Title: The Land Of Thirst
Format: LP
Label: Starlight Furniture Company
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
"During their three-year existence in the mid-80s San Franciscos World Of Pooh manifested all kinds of reverent beauty-moves ... interwoven with darker mutterings and visual clews that seemed designed to confound and obfuscate. It wasnt until much later that ... listeners ... would discover how bipolar the bands actual wobble was ... The music of World Of Pooh is some of the definitive American underground pop bastardization created in the latter half of the Twentieth century ... [M]aybe [the vocal and instrumental glisten] isnt quite as pleasant as youd originally thought. Indeed, their whole gestalt is pretty goddamn twisted..., in such an empathetic and human way that it cant but help draw you in... Because their ending was as rife with public commotion as their birth had been with the private variety, it always seemed highly unlikely that the exquisitely balanced songs ... would ever reappear in graspable form. But time is a universal salve. And we should be glad of it. Because hearing this music, using ears that have been bored stupid by endless gushes of null-minded pap, it is possible, finally, perhaps, to appreciate the indelicate tension and unholy stylistic alliances that made World of Pooh so special..." - Byron Coley.

Artist: ZOV ZOV
Title: Fata Morgana
Format: LP + 7"
Label: Berceuse Heroique
Country: UK
Price: $27.00
"The industrial project of Oliver Ho and Tommy Gillard at its most subversive and evocative, with two preoccupations threaded throughout: Middle-Eastern percussion, most vivid in the chimes of Casting and the driving doumbek rhythms of Burning and The Sands; and the structural iteration of chaos, underlying a collage of wild left-turns, scornful of repetitive hooks and other musical routines. Early birds bag a 7" by Hos Desert Burials, evoking classic punk/funk hybrids like Cabaret Voltaire." - Berceuse Heroique.

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