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Artist: AGE COIN
Title: Performance
Format: LP
Label: Posh Isolation
Country: Denmark
Price: $25.00
"With a handful of tapes on Posh Isolation, as well as the album Perception on Alter (ALT 013LP, 2012), Kristian Emdal and Simon Formann (aka Age Coin) have developed a project whose momentum and reputation has steadily escalated, finding common ground between electro-acoustic methods and quantized club nights. Both Emdal and Formann are best known as members of Lower. Emdal has lately pivoted his time around Marching Church, a band comprised of some of Copenhagens finest, whilst Formann has been working under the guise of Yen Towers, releasing his debut 12" on Posh Isolation in early 2016 (PI 175EP). "Trespassing on intimate territory," says Emdal of their new recording, "[Performance] cuts a transparent path for everyone to come walking. The album is ultimately a joint effort to process past as well as present experiences within father son relations. In order to make things tangible, scenes are drawn from memory and merged in a shared fictional collage." Performance thrillingly presents Emdal and Formann in a new cryptically lush aspect. There is a sense that one is watching a slide show - familiarity motions like the tide in the form of acoustic instrumentation, and porous synthesized terrains are crossed with a feeling, not a map, nor a memory. As one watches, the creeping ambience comes to be less an invasive sensation and more of a gravitational pull through time itself. Its as effortless as it is disorientating, like being stalked by a relic. Propellants ascend in to the foreground from all directions. Rhythmic NO2 afterglow comes in waves in reverse. Weightlessness is induced; and rebound. Emdal continues, "Take in the view or let yourself be part of the language. Let the engine run and dip in to the swampy collective intelligence. Performance is a hybrid memorial for all domestic actions committed in the name of love." - Posh Isolation.

Artist: AMBARCHI, OREN
Title: Hubris
Format: LP
Label: Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $22.00
"Hubris continues the exploration of relentless, driving rhythms heard on Oren Ambarchis Sagittarian Domain (EMEGO 144CD/LP, 2012) and Quixotism (EMEGO 202CD/LP, 2014). Where those records looked to krautrock and techno for their starting points, the side-long opening track on Hubris begins from the perhaps unlikely inspirations of disco and new wave, drawing particularly from Ambarchis love of Wang Chungs soundtrack to William Friedkins To Live and Die in L.A. (1985). Leaving behind the song-forms of these reference points, Ambarchi weaves a sustained and pulsating web of layered palm-muted guitars from which individual voices rise up and recede, eventually setting the stage for some lush guitar synth from Jim ORourke. Arnold Dreyblatt collaborator Konrad Sprenger contributes overtone-rich motorized guitar, pushing the piece into a satisfying intersection of shimmering minimalism and rhythmic drive that smoothly builds up until the entrance of Mark Fells electronic percussion in its final section. After a short second part, in which Ambarchi, ORourke and Crys Cole pay tribute to the skewed harmonic sense of Albert Marcoeur with a track built from layered bass guitar figures and abstracted speech, the long final piece pushes the concept of the first side into darker and denser areas. Joined by electronic rhythms from Ricardo Villalobos and the twin drums of Joe Talia and Will Guthrie, the layered guitars of the first piece are transformed into a raw and tumbling fusion-funk groove that calls to mind early Weather Report or even the first Golden Palominos LP (1983). As this stellar rhythm section rides a single repeated chord change into oblivion, a series of spectacular events emerge in the foreground: first, aleatoric synthesizer burbles from Keith Fullerton Whitman, then slashing skronk guitar from Arto Lindsay, until finally Ambarchis own fuzzed-out guitar harmonics take center stage as the piece builds to an ecstatic frenzy. Few artists could hope to include such an incredible variety of collaborators on one record and still hope for it to have a unique identity, but Ambarchi manages to do just that, crafting three pieces that emerge directly out of his previous work while also pushing ahead into new dimensions." -- Francis Plagne. Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at D&M, Berlin, April 2016. Photography by Estelle Hanania. Sculptures by Daniel Druet. Design by Stephen OMalley.
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Artist: ARKANSAW MAN
Title: Arkansaw Man
Format: CD
Label: Table Of The Elements
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Here is the unlikely CD debut of Arkansaw Man, a wildly obscure San Francisco art-punk band that flickered to life all so briefly in 1981. 25 minutes of music, 25 years ago -- and sayonara. Still, the best things in life -- in the life of music, anyway -- often are tucked away where they are hard to find. With a brilliant economy of means and a sparseness reminiscent of dub, the band got an amazing jump start on post-rock. It revels in terse and choppy guitar, the languid, sour leakage of keyboards and horns, and occasional lyrics sung as ironic disclaimer, while the spare yet vaguely ominous bass lines recall Gang of Four played back at 4 RPM. A quarter of a century ago, the spindly funk machinery and discordant scraping guitars of Arkansaw Man failed to give the world much to latch onto, so its music got lost, abandoned in a locker at pop cultures bus depot, the key left floating in a gutter somewhere one day to be scavenged. Theres no better place to find a glimmer of artistic gold." - Table Of The Elements.
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Artist: BABA STILTZ
Title: Keep It Lit
Format: 12
Label: The Trilogy Tapes
Country: UK
Price: $19.00
"These three tunes feel like a gradual descent into madness... ample proof that the odd young man from Stockholm should go as far out of orbit as he wants." - Resident Advisor.

Artist: BARRECA, MARC
Title: Beneath The Mirrored Surface
Format: CD
Label: Palace of Lights
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Released in 2015. The impulse to invent and realize new music, new forms and a broader comprehension of sound has proven to be a permanent aspect of Marc Barrecas work. From childhood music lessons, to tape and electronic experimentation with his group Young Scientist, to becoming an early participant in cassette culture and the independent movement, Marc has developed a large body of work that moves with and ahead of the changes that music has undergone in the past four decades. With Beneath The Mirrored Surface, Marc continues his quest to create deep and shifting aural spaces by merging the abstract rhythmic warmth of early analog synthesis with the complexity and timbral beauty of acoustic instruments and natural sound. Barreca extracted and reshaped rhythms and textures from field recordings, decades-old world folk recordings and acoustic instrument loops. These sources were first converted into MIDI data using Ableton Live and then transformed and manipulated with Max/MSP. Hundreds of these source clips were then blended and arranged with layered and looped digital synthesizer and sampler tracks. The result is a dense, rich world of refracted light and shifting shadow. Mastered by Taylor Deupree." - Palace of Lights.

Artist: BEER, MARK
Title: Untitled
Format: Cass
Label: OSR
Country: USA
Price: $5.00
"My name is Mark Beer. I am an English artist - a musician/producer, I released various records on my own Waste Records and My China Records labels between 1978 and 1981 which were distibuted by Rough Trade Records (for whom I recorded the single Pretty) . Also, some solo and collaborative pieces were released in Belgium and Germany on singles, EPs and compilation albums . I have always thought of my work as art rather than entertainment . I make that distinction to emphasise my view that art is intended to nourish, whereas entertainment is intended to amuse - the difference between food and chewing gum . Over the years I have worked with many different live bands, and privately, as an experimenter. This cassette ( released by OSR ) is my first published work since 1986 , it comprises 2 new songs - Mosaic Man and All That We Hold Most Dear, and two from the early 1980s - Love Dances Warm and The Small Get By . In recent years , I have been continually writing and recording . The possibility of a complete reissue of my early work has been discussed lately , so it may see the light of day in the relatively near future." - OSR.

Artist: BELL, SANDRA
Title: Dreams of Falling
Format: LP
Label: Straight to Video
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Sandra Bells Dreams of Falling is an experimental tour de force that ranges from ethereal sound collage to poetic industrial noise. Originally released as a cassette on New Zealands Xpressway label in 1991, the record also features Peter Jefferies, Peter Gutteridge, Alastair Galbraith, Kathy Bull, David Mitchell and Bruce Blucher. Essential listening for any NZ underground music fan." - Straight to Video.

“Secret NZ Ripper made in Dunedin in 90-91. Originally released as a cassette on Xpressway, the record boasts this nearly unfathomable cast in addition to Sandra Bell herself:
- David Mitchell (Exploding Budgies, Goblin Mix, 3Ds, Ghost Club) - Bruce Blucher (Alpaca Brothers, Trash, Cyclops) - Kathy Bull (Look Blue Go Purple, Cyclops) - Alastair Galbraith (the Rip, Plagal Grind) - Peter Gutteridge (The Clean, Great Unwashed, Snapper) - Peter Jefferies (Nocturnal Projections, This Kind Of Punishment, Plagal Grind, Two Foot Flame, Cyclops)
Dreams Of Falling holds a singular place in both Sandra Bells discography and the evolution of New Zealands underground music. Bell is a singer, songwriter and poet, currently residing in Auckland, New Zealand, who has been making records since 1984. Each one is marked by the place and time where it was made. The moody folk rock of Blackbirds, from 1986, expressed the anxiety of existence in Aucklands inner city while City Of Sorrows, made over a decade later in Berlin, articulated the instability of expatriate life in post-reunification Germany.
Dreams Of Falling was made in Dunedin during 1990-91, when many of the more aspirant Flying Nun pop crowd had abandoned NZs South island. The Xpressway label had united the disaffected non-conformists left behind into a self-reliant cadre, and the LPs personnel reads like an Xpressway whos who. David Mitchell (Exploding Budgies, Goblin Mix, 3Ds, Ghost Club) and Bruce Blucher (Alpaca Brothers, Trash, Cyclops) contribute stone-powdering guitar to three tracks, Kathy Bull (Look Blue Go Purple, Cyclops) bass to two, and Alastair Galbraith (the Rip, Plagal Grind) keening violin to one more. Peter Gutteridges (The Clean, Great Unwashed, Snapper) distorted keyboard is a defining presence on two more. But Peter Jefferies (Nocturnal Projections, This Kind Of Punishment, Plagal Grind, Two Foot Flame, Cyclops) drumming, piano, guitar, and 4-track tape wizardry are by far the strongest shaping forces on Dreams Of Falling.
The album constitutes a convergence of the unvarnished Xpressway sound world and poetic lyrical expression. Bell is a poet as well as a songwriter, so words matter, and she often uses them to articulate experiences of displacement and an accompanying sense of loss. Maori legend, Australian geography, urban blight, and local catastrophe — “Floating Aground” responds to the mass shooting at nearby Aramoana — are all present in Dreams Of Falling. It is at once a deeply personal work and a nodal point, focusing the inspiration of predecessors like The Raincoats and This Heat and projecting it into a future where artists like Azalia Snail and Circuit Des Yeux pay close attention.” - Bill Meyer, May 2016.

Artist: BISHOP, SIR RICHARD
Title: Salvador Kali
Format: Double LP
Label: Exiled
Country: USA
Price: $29.00
"Exiled Records is very excited to present the first ever vinyl edition of Sir Richard Bishops Salvador Kali. Originally released on cd by John Faheys Revenant in 1998. This was released following a run of peak Sun City Girls activity (330,003 Crossdressers, Dantes Disneyland Inferno) and came as something of a shock; a stunningly beautiful instrumental album that was entirely accessible! Composed and recorded free of the burden of expectation, his debut album marked Bishop as a force operating on his own plane. A fairly significant departure from the freewheeling nature of the Sun City Girls, Salvador Kali is a concise album in which he explores the hallmarks of his style: North African influences, Spanish flamenco, Indian raga and a fiery take on Django Reinhardts Rose Room. The epic 14 minute solo piano fantasia, Al-Darazi is saved for all of side C. There is an incredible cinematic feel to the album as its vibe runs from pieces that could be in a Satyajit Ray film to a lost Antonioni sequence set on the Mediterranean in the 1970s. Ironic that it was released by John Fahey, as it is was one of the few solo guitar albums to be free of the long shadow cast by Fahey. My favorite Sir Richard Bishop album on vinyl, at last! Edition of 500 copies." - Exiled.

Artist: BOHMLER, CLAUS
Title: Klangundkrach (1996)
Format: LP
Label: Slowscan
Country: Netherlands
Price: $32.00
2014 release, edition of 300 copies (270 + 30 A.P.). Böhmler, who is based in Hamburg and associated with Fluxus, has previous releases on Edition Block, ? Records, and Wiens Verlag.
“Super limited edition by the legendary Claus Böhmler. Since the late 60s he has remained faithful to radical experiments with visuals and sound material from the cultural everyday; generating drawings, texts, radio-based sound works, artist’s books and video clips in tumblr. mode. He has become the champion of a low-tech, but high-end analysis of language, technology, and entertainment.” - Slowscan.
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Artist: BOWLES, NATHAN
Title: A Bottle, A Buckeye
Format: LP
Label: Soft Abuse
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
2016 repress. Originally released in 2012. "Hard to believe our planet had not yet been graced with NATHAN BOWLES solo recordings until now, but such is the case. After years of playing in celebrated ensembles, touring the world, and honing his skill on a host of instruments, Bowles unveils his first solo effort: A Bottle, A Buckeye. The spacious, rollicking, meditative, and above all powerful record bridges the methods and constructs of his two most notable groups-THE BLACK TWIG  PICKERS (old-time) and PELT (outer limits)-while inhabiting a space all its own. LP version includes a download." -Soft Abuse.

Artist: BRAVE RADAR
Title: High Season Blues
Format: Cass
Label: OSR
Country: USA
Price: $5.00
"Brave Radar : I hear theirs as heavy music issued light . Tessa Smith & Conor Prendergast (backed here by Andrew Forsythe on bass & Gabriel Ng on drums) have carved themselves such a tight idiomatic niche over the course of their several great albums but its free in consequence , they can do anything . High Season Blues was very nicely recorded by Peter Woodford (of Freelover Fenner , whose records Conor & Tessa have released on the excellent label they run out of Montreal , Fixture) . oh , hear for those sweet & salty intervals floated as punctuation over protracted Donovan slow boogie rhythms , that sweet counterposed voice leading , an un-twee chamber-musicization of rock , the unflexed melodic strength" - OSR.

Artist: BROWN, BOBBY
Title: Prayers Of A One Man Band
Format: LP
Label: Del Rio
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"We are very pleased to announce that our first release, Bobby Browns magical “Prayers Of A One Man Band” will be available December 6th in a limited 1000 vinyl run. Originally self-released by Bobby in 1982, it sees light for the first time in 33 years. Bobby is a multi-instrumentalist, inventor, mystical physicist and world traveler who has charmed everyone from Kenny Loggins to Philip K. Dick. “Prayers Of A One Man Band” places him along side The Beach Boys, Harry Partch, and Lindsay Buckingham as a true California visionary. The album, written and recorded entirely by Bobby on homemade instruments, is unlike any other in regards to scope and originality. Its swirling mix of synthesizers, wood percussion, Hawaiian folklore and new age poetry has captured the imagination of those lucky enough to come across it hiding in record stores and thrift shops. Bobby has remained a true drifter all the while, traveling from Hawaii to China to Russia where he performed in Red Square." - Del Rio. All copies have a not-too-noticeable corner crease due to damage during shipping.

Artist: CHERRY, MARLON
Title: Life After Theatre/ Pete
Format: CD
Label: OSR
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"Marlon Cherry [Anti-Seen , Afro-Jersey , Church of Betty , The Roches] is a multi-instrumentalist songwriter (I met him as a bassist) from North Carolina who has been plying his manifold trade in NYC for a few decades now . from collaborations in different capacities w/ a variety of characters to playing accompaniment for dance classes at various universities to busking the subway to cutting live & overdub records , Marlons got the touch , & this CD = his first EP and LP combined into one document . Ill let the music speak for itself ... check it & keep your ear out for an album of Marlons newest music which we recorded here at the Manual FX studio , hopefully itll crop up somewhere or other in the next couple years!" - OSR.

Artist: CHILLS, THE
Title: The Dunedin Double
Format: Double LP
Label: Flying Nun & Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $25.00
“The Dunedin Double was a seminal in both independent and New Zealand music. Released in March 1982, The Dunedin Double went on to kick start New Zealand’s biggest independent record label Flying Nun Records as well as the careers of, at the time, local, unknown kiwi bands The Chills, Verlaines, The Stones and Sneaky Feelings.

Recorded over two weekends in two separate damp flats in Christchurch, the EP launched the notion of the ‘Dunedin Sound,’ a phrase and sonic influence that still has a place in todays jangle-indie pop world. Unusual in it’s format, each side of the two 12’’s showcasing each bands first recordings, and take on the Dunedin Sound. The Dunedin Double has become one of the mantelpieces for lo-fi record collectors disappearing after one press. For Record Store Day 2014, Flying Nun in conjunction with Captured Tracks, will once more let The Dunedin Double briefly appear on the shelves, gloriously re-mastered.” - Captured Tracks.

Artist: CLAY, WILLIAM AUSTIN
Title: 22 Etudes for Keyboard, Voice & Multi-track
Format: CD
Label: OSR
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"William Austin Clay is raining buckets of inviting , arcane work in the Denton TX region ... "22 Etudes" follows 2016s earlier instructional disc WAC Premium (which remains available from the wonderful Beautiful Music CDs imprint) & split w/ Yves Trip No Further . w/ cut-up-rhythm musical inventiveness for weeks & a terminal case of clearsightedness reminiscent only of Son of "Joey" Salami , Austin like any good meditator deals w/ a host of passing thoughts in 22 2-minute-ish chunks . funky little parable crisps , sog-proof , eat em like a bowl any morning or leave some for last night" - OSR.

Artist: CORNISH, DALE & PHIL JULIAN
Title: Laughing Out
Format: 7"
Label: The Wormhole
Country: UK
Price: $13.00
“Dale Cornish and Phil Julian provide three tracks from which emerged from a rehearsal session in South Croydon. "Laughing Out" is the duos sing-along summer anthem and shares some DNA with "Love Cant Turn Around" as re-imagined by a balding chap with a distrust of the dancefloor. "For Vocal" appears to be a recording of people moving pallets of ride cymbals wrapped in tin-foil around a warehouse but its hard to say, really. "Palazzo" = a computer minding its own academic business + some curmudgeonly American test equipment + some honeypot crooning = not a dry seat in the house.” - The Wormhole.

Dale Cornish & Phil Julian - Laughing Out from Phil Julian on Vimeo.


Artist: COXHILL, LOL
Title: Ear Of Beholder
Format: Double LP
Label: Radiation Deluxe Series
Country: Spain
Price: $34.00
"Radiation Deluxe Series present a reissue of Lol Coxhills Ear Of Beholder, originally released in 1971. Ear Of Beholder is one of the most beguiling and adventurous records of the 1970s, which is saying a lot as that is a musical decade marked by groundbreaking creativity. Originally released on John Peels Dandelion label, Lol Coxhills sprawling double album debut is an avant-garde jazz masterstroke that features Robert Wyatt and much of the Whole World group, Kevin Ayerss backing band at the time (of which Lol was a member). Ranging from straight-up feedback to re-workings of standards, outdoor recordings to spoken word, improvisation to vaudeville, Ear Of Beholder covers more ground in two LPs than most artists do in a lifetime. Difficult, adventurous listening from one of British jazzs most brilliant innovators. 180 gram vinyl; Comes in a gatefold sleeve." - Radiation Deluxe.

Artist: CYCLOPS
Title: Light/Splocyc
Format: 7"
Label: New World Of Sound
Country: USA
Price: $4.00
"The 2nd 7" from mid 93 with new vocalist Andre Richardson. This Dunedin super group features some of the key names involved with the Southern Island music scene. Including Peter Jefferies, Kathy Bull and Bruce BlŸcher. "Light" is swamped with Bruce Bluchers crazed guitar fuzz. While "Splocyc" is an atmospheric piece ala Dadamah with Keyboards buried deep in the background accompanied by a narration of a story adapted from "The Aeneid" by Virgil." - Fisheye.
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Artist: DAMON
Title: Song Of A Gypsy
Format: LP
Label: Now-Again
Country: USA
Price: $28.00
2017 repress. "Definitive reissue of the legendary late 60s Los Angeles psychedelic masterpiece: restored/remastered transfer, pitch/speed corrected for the first time ever. Extensive booklet contains dozens of unpublished photos and images, a thorough investigation into this landmark album, and an extensive interview with Damon. Damons Song of a Gypsy is generally regarded as one of the finest privately-pressed psychedelic rock records and has, for over twenty years, been one of the most sought after late 60s American rock artifacts in the world, with the scant original copies that exist exchanging hands for thousands of dollars. Song of a Gypsy has remained high on its own plateau: out of reach and indescribable. It seemed that this homespun, funky psychedelic monument borrowed from nothing and sprung from nowhere. Damons unique, introspective songwriting and nuanced voice, the interplay between he and lead guitarist Charlie Carey and an atmosphere that so perfectly captured the last bloom of the flower power era as it decayed into the dark haze of the 70s underground could only have arisen from a spark of auspicious genius. But did it? Over the past seven years, we at Now-Again have been obsessed with Song of a Gypsy and have researched the album, and Damons life-arch. This anthology is our attempt to put forth a convincing argument for the overwhelming importance of this album, a unique high point from within but also outside of Americas psychedelic movement. We follow Damon on his predestined life as a gypsy from his birth into a tight knit Italian American family in Rochester, New York, through the various Los Angeles communities that he would call home. We analyze the entirety of his oeuvre, from his first surf-rock single in 1960, through schmaltzy pop, convincing doo-wop, blued eyed soul and garage rock in the mid 60s. And we focus on the year 1967, the founding of his label Ankh, and his transformation from a pop hopeful to the tortured soul who would create Song of a Gypsy. We attempt to make sense of the seminal moments that made this transformation possible in a crucial moment in Americas psychedelic high water mark in this, the definitive reissue of this album." - Now-Again.

Artist: DIETRICH/BEN HALL, DON
Title: Spitfire
Format: LP
Label: What The..?
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"A cinderblock-sculpting freakout session from Don Dietrich (Borbetomagus/The New Monuments) and Ben Hall (The New Monuments). Highly-touted by Aaron Dilloway, deep sea creatures, and your local tire dealership." - What The..?

Artist: DISSEVELT, TOM/KID BALTAN
Title: Song Of The Second Moon: The Sonic Vibrations Of...
Format: LP
Label: Fifth Dimension
Country: Germany
Price: $24.00
2015 release. "Fifth Dimension present a reissue of Tom Dissevelt and Kid Baltans Song Of The Second Moon: The Sonic Vibrations Of Tom Dissevelt/Kid Baltan, originally released in 1968. Song Of The Second Moon is a compilation, of sorts, with the best tracks by two electronic music prophets, Tom Dissevelt (1921-1989) and Kid Baltan (aka Dick Raaijmakers, 1930-2013), created in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Before the release of Song Of The Second Moon, the same album was released in 1962 as Electronic Music under the moniker of The Electrosonics. While kneeling to the gods of kraut and their epic cosmic journeys, we should always keep in mind that courageous music aficionados from a classic or jazz background have been as far out before, and may have been even further out. There are shreds of melody and passages reminiscent of primitive rituals, but most of the time this is a gathering of electronic sound eruptions, strange rhythmical patterns, and swirling noises. It is definitely a mind expanding experience that has enough melody to conjure an enchanting atmosphere considering its radical approach to popular and progressive music. Nice Egyptian and quite mythical harmonies created by an early synthesizer on a pulsating rhythm-bed build the song "Sonik Re-Entry", one of the more accessible tracks. Orchestral music and jazz are melted somewhere on this record with elements of exotica, bits and pieces of gentle Latin sounds, and whatever was popular back then being swallowed by thinking machines. And suddenly a dark swing played by an orchestra hits your ears with quite mysterious harmony patterns interwoven with the occasional freak-out, either in an electronic manner or with a free jazz expression. It demonstrates how well modern, yet handmade, popular music and electronics could work together. All this happened years before there were bands like The Silver Apples or even Hawkwind. Recommend for fans of Pierre Henry, musique concrète in general, and Stockhausen." - Fifth Dimension.

Artist: ELECTRONIC HOLE
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Radich
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
"Two foundational documents of American private-press psychedelic rock emerge from decades-long shadows, deeply illuminated chapters authored by prototypical "terminally unique" Southern California artist/seeker Phil Pearlman and two of his early, briefly extant bands.
The Electronic Hole (1970) is a raw, noisy, droning, and completely mesmerizing album recorded by Phil Pearlman between the first Beat of the Earth album (RAD 001LP) and Relatively Clean Rivers (ASH 3007CD). Pearlman assembled The Electronic Hole in 1969. Recorded in local studios during off-hours, the album is entirely different from Beat of the Earth, as it abandons a free-form improvisational approach in favor of "compositions," including a wild cover of Frank Zappas "Trouble Every Day." Pearlman plays sitar to great effect on the album, and another track has the thickest wall of fuzz guitars imaginable. It stands as the closest approximation of the West Coast version of what The Velvet Underground were doing with their first two albums. This is deep, brain-frying psychedelia in its purest definition. Limited edition of 300 copies." - Radich.

Artist: EVEN WORSE
Title: We Suck!: The Lost 1982 Album
Format: LP
Label: Radiation Deluxe Series
Country: Spain
Price: $25.00
"Radiation Deluxe Series present We Suck!, the lost album by Even Worse from 1982, never before on vinyl. One of the best kept secrets of the early pre-New York Hardcore scene, along with Bad Brains, Beastie Boys, Heart Attack, Undead, Kraut, etc. We Suck! features Big Takeover magazine editor Jack Rabid, Eric Keil, Bobby Weeks, and R.B. Korbet, the classic New York Thrash (1982) compilation lineup. Recorded at the famous 171A studio, co-produced by Bad Brains, with additional live tracks from New Yorks legendary Maxs Kansas City club in 1981. 180 gram vinyl. Edition of 500." - Radiation Deluxe.

Artist: FEEHAN, MARK
Title: MFII
Format: LP
Label: Richie/Testostertunes
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Mark Feehan is a guitarist. In the 80s he bummed Floridian punks in Broken Talent. In the 90s he strangled strings and blew minds in Harry Pussy. Currently he is in post-no wave noiseniks Taiwan Housing Project. These are mentioned merely as biographical material, as these things -- hell, even Feehans lone solo album (2012s MF on Siltbreeze) -- gives you zero preparation for the sounds lurking inside MF II. This album has moments of surprising acoustic beauty bookended with perplexing electronic sound pools, with buzzing, almost-punk, Germanic vocal narration. It is safe to say this is the weirdest thing ever to appear on this Richie Records. For those who welcome befuddlement and bemusement -- hop on board!" - Richie.

Artist: FLAMING DRAGONS OF MIDDLE EARTH
Title: Freedom
Format: CD
Label: OSR
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"led by Danny Cruz since at least 2007 , Flaming Dragons of Middle Earth is an institution in the Greenfield / Turners Falls paradise division of Western Mass ... "Freedome" is the latest spectacular from the always enlightening & generous Mind of Cruz & weighs in on misogyny , cannabis , fascist oppression & meditation among other themes . I personally played in FDOME roughly 2008-10 but this is a group no one leaves . hit the group up if youre in the area & live FDOMEs experiential magick firsthand . next song !" - OSR.

Artist: FOOD COURT
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Kye
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Kye is proud to present the eponymous debut LP by Australias Food Court. Centered around the core trio of James Rushford, Joe Talia, and Francis Plagne -- (alongside contributions from Yuko Kono, Chloë Smith, Alexander Garsden, Nat Grant, Simon Charles, and Callum GFroerer) -- Food Court present two live interpretations of Solages Fumeux fume par fumée, driving the curious nature of the original composition into radical and extreme new open space. Food Court arrives in a Karla Pringle designed full-color sleeve, with accompanying insert, in an edition of 400 copies." - Kye.

Artist: FOURTH WORLD MAGAZINE
Title: The Spectacle of Light Abduction
Format: Cass
Label: Pacific City Sound Visions
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
“RE-ISSUED ON TAPE CASSETTE WITH A FULL LAYOUT OF ALL INVESTIGATIONS OF ORIGINAL PICTURES AND TEXT! “After many years as half of the highly influential SKATERS with James Ferraro, 2 solo albums on Olde English Spelling Bee (BLACK JOKER and MONOPOLY CHILD STAR SEARCHERS) and countless tapes and CDs, SPENCER CLARK has taken it to the next level. Layers of cosmic and alien sounds inhabit their own world and act as metaphors you can access subconsciously or explicitly. Clearer and more lucid than previous releases of his, this is a singular record of inner space exploration that operates completely outside the retro kraut-new age-synth trend so prevalent right now. Being more hi-fi than his past recordings, Spencer says “I have made an Alien Space Fusion Music that is an Aural Symbol for the pre-birth outer space-selfs new Arrival.” In this new zone, Spencer channels a more personal and spacious side of his vision, combining the rhythmic side of Monopoly Child with the abstractions of his VODKA SOAP project. It stands as his biggest statement yet and will surprise and please. A beautiful record. Now its yours to explore.”— On location at Hotel California, Scott Simmons.

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.
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Artist: GARBUS, RUTH
Title: Hello Everybody
Format: 7"
Label: OSR
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"4 new tracks from Ruth , as we made good on a proposal by veteran percussionist Larry McDonald (known for his work w/ Bob Marley , Gil Scott-Heron , Lee "Scratch" Perry , Count Ossie , Hartley C. White , & the list goes on ...) to do a session of her music with his backing . I could go on but better to sprinkle the blah-blah-blah over yr shoulder like the superstitious salt it is & listen for the past present and future of meticulous intuitive lyric songwriting at its best . & as usual Ruth is joined here by co-vocalist Julia Tadlock who adds depth to the 3D . expect more soon : this is just a handful , spindrift from a broader clutch of new mind-shoes Ruth has been cobbling up there in Brattleboro VT " - OSR.

Artist: GHQ
Title: Requiem For Bhopal
Format: 7"
Label: Lanimaux Tryst Field Recordings
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
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Artist: GRAPE ROOM
Title: What the Frog-man Knows
Format: CD
Label: OSR
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"from the desk of OSR correspondent Peter Nichols (Grape Room , Peters Window , Great Valley , Nicey Music) comes this report on the current state of the Frog-mans knowledge . much of the report has been redacted & replaced by well-recorded digital synthesizers but dont let that deter your reading . Peters work just keeps getting clearer & clearer & this is him inching toward the crest of the current big-top of his ample game , known & shown/shone" - OSR.

Artist: GROUPER
Title: Paradise Valley
Format: 7"
Label: Yellow Electric
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"Self-release (made possible by love and support from the English family/Room40)." - Yellow Electric. Winter solstice release; Edition of 1000.
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Artist: GROUPER
Title: Ruins
Format: LP & CD
Label: Yellow Electric
Country: USA
Price: $40.00
Self-released special second edition; Letter pressed with insert that Includes CD of a thunder storm field recordings taken at residency; Black on white jacket instead of white on black as with the original. Edition of 500.

Artist: HAINO/JOZEF DUMOULIN/TEUN VERBRUGGEN, KEIJI
Title: The Miracles Of Only One Thing
Format: LP
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: Belgium
Price: $16.00
“Japanese legend, Keiji Haino, meets two of Belgiums most active and valued musicians, keyboardist Jozef Dumoulin (Lilly Joel) and drummer Teun Verbruggen (Othin Spake). The Miracles Of Only One Thing is a deep and intense testimony of this meeting. Keiji Haino, without any doubt one of the most important musicians from the Japanese underground scene, is at his best, Teun Verbruggen and Jozef Dumoulin did a three-week tour in Japan in September of 2015, playing concerts as a duet, but also solo and with local musicians. One of those musicians was hero Keiji Haino, whose work has spanned rock, free improvisation, noise, percussion, psychedelic music, minimalism and drones. Besides his legendary bands Fushitsusha and Lost Aaraaff, he has worked with artists and bands like Boris, The Melvins, Jim ORourke, Oren Ambarchi, Peter Brötzmann and Steve Noble. As for Dumoulin and Verbruggen, they are both known for their always refreshing and groundbreaking work that breaks the barriers between free improvisation, electro, jazz and more. Jozef Dumoulin is part of the duo Lilly Joel appearing recently on Sub Rosa with What Lies in the Sea (SR 416CD, 2015). The three teamed up for a studio recording and a recorded live-show. Out of all the material, they distilled an album that reflects both the excitement of the new bond as well as the deep and vast sonic landscapes that their joined forces laid bare. Personnel: Keiji Haino - guitar, vocals, flute, gongs; Jozef Dumoulin - Fender Rhodes; Teun Verbruggen - drums, electronics.” - Sub Rosa.

Artist: HOPKINS, MATTHEW P.
Title: Fog Study
Format: Cass
Label: Canti Magnetici
Country: Italy
Price: $9.00
Edition of 100. “An inner study of fog. A slow descent through a hazy interior lined with various horns, scraps of breath, looped feedback, and layers of tape hiss. Matthew P. Hopkins (Australia, 1978) is an artist based in Melbourne, working with sound, visual art, and writing. His audio work sits loosely within the realm of concrete music.” - Canti Magnetici.
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Artist: JANTAR
Title: Panisperna
Format: LP
Label: MIE
Country: UK
Price: $23.00
"MIE unveils, after long gestation, Panisperna, the first long player by Jantar, an outer-borough ensemble historically known for their creeping strain of easy-listening, most often heard in empty lots and abandoned diners. Chad Laird and Tianna Kennedy have grown an experimental cover crop since 2009, gently cultivating a soil rich in ambient leaf rot and organic art-world chemical compounds. With the addition of Kirsten Nordine, Jantar began to run it through with speculative roots and melodic worms, digesting the tails of lost Euro soundtracks, and ultimately finding in drummer Kelly Rudman the crystalline lattice necessary for vertical growth... And yes, now this broad field is very much in rotation. Panisperna shoots riffs, stalks and flowers right up out of the ground. From the waves still reverberating from Canterburys Gong and Soft Machine, Jantar propels green, driving rock forms, and leafs out into repeating rows of complex time and growth patterns. For this first foray into rock music, Jantar has enlisted the assistance of Pigeons Clark Griffin and Wednesday Knudsen, who contribute synth and sax, respectively. Long-time ally and champion Jason Meagher (No-Neck Blues Band, Steve Gunn) recorded this music at the venerable Black Dirt Studios." - MIE.

Artist: JAWS
Title: Object Dom
Format: LP
Label: Hundebiss
Country: Italy
Price: $25.00
"Los Angeles musician Jaws presents his third full-length album, Object Dom. The tracks on Object Dom are a sort of broken rave song, littered with open seams and loose-ends tangled amongst themselves in DIY fashion. Within that framework, it seems to intentionally mix-up positive and negative feelings through its instrumentation: familiar synth pulls and screeches characteristic of unbridled delight on the dancefloor are coated in a certain kind of messy rumble evocative of the feeling of wanting to throw up. Robert Girardin, aka Jaws, said this of the release: "The song takes tropes of Dutch rave, breakbeats, and hoover patches, squeezing them into a maximal pop-songs format of call and response, attempting to sonically recreate the dopamine rush of online notifications." - Hundebiss.

Artist: KANG, EYVIND/TASHI DORJI
Title: Mother Of All Saints (Puppet On A String)
Format: LP
Label: Unrock
Country: Germany
Price: $27.00
"The second twin in Unrocks sub-series of actively anti-western music is an ultra-heavyweight. In the worlds of contemporary global avant-art, composition and improvisation, it reaches new heights. Eyvind Kang (from "Ghost Ghat Tresspass/Sussmeier" Sun City Girls 330,003 Crossdressers From Beyond The Rig Veda among many other collaborations) employs a rarely-heard viola technique. Some may call it plucking art. The viola is played not with a bow, but plucked with the fingers of the right hand, resulting in a completely distinct sound. Eyvind Kang is a master and has reinvented this special technique. Two solo viola tracks (one a cover of an Albert Ayler piece) with melodies of outstanding beauty and fragility develop into perfection. Two additional tracks also feature Indonesian cello player Krusnedi Sukarwanto from Surakarta, and Ghanaian percussionist Yah Amponsah, performing koncrong style. Tashi Dorji, an exceptional guitar playing soul from Bhutan, came through the lower Rhine area and stopped for a recording at Ivory Tower. A soulful afternoon and evening resulted in a relaxed, playful recording showing the skills and talents of Tashi in full. Like its sister release, Sam Shalabi/Alan Bishop & Sam Shalabis Mother Of All Sinners (UNROCK 007LP, 2016), Mother Of All Saints will be released as a one-time limited run pressing on 140 gram vinyl. Comes in an extra heavy deluxe cover with a solid printed inlay." - Unrock.

Artist: KESZLER, ELI
Title: Last Signs Of Speed
Format: Double 12"
Label: Empty Editions
Country: China
Price: $31.00
"Empty Editions present Eli Keszlers Last Signs Of Speed as their inaugural release. This release has represented a labor of love for both Eli and the label. Last Signs is Elis first solo release since 2012s Catching Net (PAN 032CD) and explores a very different side of his unique acoustic universe. One in which the macro-cosmic percussive collisions of his earlier work give way to a gradual unfolding of dub-influenced rhythmic constellations. Eli has described Last Signs as his response to playing in club environments over the last few years; an attempt to negotiate a delicate balance between the materiality of his acoustic instrument and the hyper-mediated sonic ecosystem of the club sound system. Coming off like an inspired synthesis between Scientist and Xenakis, Last Signs Of Speed is a truly unique work by an artist at the height of his power." - Empty Editions.
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Artist: KOGAN, FRANK
Title: Stars Vomit Coffee Shop
Format: CD
Label: OSR
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"originally self-released in 1984 , Frank Kogans "Stars Vomit Coffee Shop" compiles his work with the groups Red Dark Sweet [with Charlotte Pressler of Pressler-Morgan , Andrew Klimeyk of X___X , Donna Ratajczak , & Rick Brown , now of 75 Dollar Bill)] & The Pillowmakers [with Stefano Arata , Carol Meinke , formerly of the Rentals , & Jack Freud] as well as the solo aftermath following his exit from the former & the dissolution of the latter . the context is thick and Frank can tell it better than me , so see the liners below (Frank has at this point written in words more extensively than in music & thats another past to plumb , for example the journal "Stranded" which he helped put together with Robin Crutchfield & Luc Sante) . I love SVCS ... if Frank failed (so he says in the liners) at what he was trying to do musically , he succeeded in compiling one of the most listenable & varied documents of the late-70s/early-80s NYC-Ohio underground (scare-quotes used here as a knock-on-wood gesture) axis , in itself a glowing & inscrutable silt facet of punk music history that has until now largely resisted the revitalization initiatives of cultural valorization , & the memory of which is preserved primarily by its participants & some decaying , mind-bending wax & plastic" - OSR

Artist: LAVENDER FLU, THE
Title: Heavy Air
Format: Double LP
Label: Meds
Country: USA
Price: $28.00
2017 repress. "Heavy Air is a 30 song puzzle / map masterminded by Chris Gunn (The Hunches, Hospitals). Recorded on analog tape machines over a period of years and outside of the genre concentration camps. A home recording project approached completely open to experimentation but in love with songs. Like Terrence Malicks Tree Of Life remade by the ghost of Phillip K. Dick; projecting sounds as images inside your head. Its extremely psychedelic and dense with layers and layers yielding new secrets with each listen. Songs / melodies / lyrics appear and reappear as half remembered dreams or reconstructed memories. Its a circuitous path through pop songs (My Time, Those That Bend - with a Waterloo Sunset vibe), blasted rockers (Fingers Like Wounds), beautiful instrumentals (Feel The Ground, Telepathic Axe), fractured folk (Between The Trees), weirder experimental songs (Vacuum Creature, La-Bas), straight up fried epics (Transcendental Hangover) plus a few covers in the mix including a maximal / minimal take on The Godz mantra-like ode to sun worship and a Townes Van Zandt tune that is derailed by a massive panic attack. Traces of Big Star, Royal Trux, Brian Eno, Meat Puppets II, American Beauty are in the DNA but The Lavender Flu is its own beast. While it is obviously insane to release a double album debut in the current no-attention-span era, it is the only way. Put in the time, you will be rewarded. This is one of those rare double albums that isnt overripe or padded with mediocrity. All killer, no filler! Super dynamic pressing! Completely insane on headphones!" - Meds.

Artist: LAWLESS, BEN
Title: Other Motions
Format: Cass
Label: OSR
Country: USA
Price: $5.00
"preserve your reputation as a voracious listener & hedge yr bet with Ben Lawlesss Other Motions , a staggering collection of hi-fi lint from a man one reporter & six-billion screaming would-be fans describe as "an in-the-pocket maniac" . O.M. is hot on the heels of the also-unbelievably-good Friday Night 4 Lyfe 12" but at 55 minutes theres much more to chew here . one-man-band doesnt even begin to cover it -- they dont make players like Ben anymore , the kind of multi-instrumental exacto knife who could cut for Swamp Dogg or Zappa or Ariel or Zeppelin on the same day , whatever you want , just send them in ... Bens lived a lot & I lack qualifications to set down a respectable biography here so lets chalk this one up to a mystery , youll have to get the bio from Ben or on the next missive . dont miss this one , as (self-abnegating) label curator I dont like to play favorites but my ears sure do & Other Motions is on repeat here at HQ" - OSR.

Artist: LEIMER, K.
Title: Land of Look Behind
Format: LP
Label: Palace of Lights
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"The Land Of Look Behind soundtrack returns to vinyl in a remastered and expanded edition that includes a download of three previously unheard and unreleased tracks from the original sessions. Alan Greenberg, who wrote and directed this film documenting the funeral of Bob Marley, provided K. Leimer with location tapes which were used to originate many of the rhythmic patterns for Land Of Look Behind. Loops of the monologues and phrases that exhibited more distinctive cadences and pacing, the words, glottal stops, clicks and coughs of witnesses were used as cues for the percussion instruments. In effect, speech became the organizing principle of the musical score. By eliminating the accuracy of click tracks, musicians were prompted to rove through the inconsistent intervals of the voice-derived patterns. Also included is a four-page insert featuring an essay by Paul Dickow." - Palace of Lights.

Artist: LEIMER, K.
Title: Permissions
Format: CD
Label: Palace of Lights
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Released in 2012. Permissions is somewhat of a collaboration with Taylor Deupree, given that the 12k head is credited with additional voices, post-production, edit, mix, and mastering. The detail isnt insignificant, either, as Permissions largely collapses whatever stylistic differences might normally separate 12k and Palace of Lights recordings. Arranged into concise song-like structures, the material exemplifies the concentration on fluttering micro-sound textures, electro-acoustic sounds, and field recordings thats shared by the two creators and often captured on a typical 12k release. Listed sans titles on the CD cover as simply Permissions 01-16, the settings function like snapshots that cumulatively provide an in-depth portrait of Leimers range. The mood is generally laid-back, meditative, and explorative, but the elements drawn upon are not only pastoral in nature as industrial sounds surface, too." - Palace of Lights.

Artist: LEIMER, K.
Title: Recordings 1977-1980
Format: Double LP
Label: Vinyl-On-Demand
Country: Germany
Price: $36.00
“Limited edition of 500. K. Leimer has been an active musician since the 1970s and has released avant-garde and experimental music under his own name on his Palace of Lights label, which he started in 1980 to release his own work and that of other artists and projects such as Marc Barreca, Michael William Gilbert, Anode, and the group Savant, of which he is the founding and leading member. His first two tape recordings, included on this double LP, were released on Robert Carlbergs Anode Productions in 1978 and 79 (Translucent/Memory and Natural History/The Mind and Its Likeness). Both tapes were also distributed via Archie Pattersons Eurock. This set also includes material from the 1983 cassette Installation View.” - Vinyl-on-Demand. “Its best to consider these recordings as a homage to much admired and deeply loved music of the time; to consider these recordings as the artifacts of lessons being learned during simultaneous attempts at conceiving, writing, voicing, engineering, recording, and mixing something that might at least seem to be music. Its also best to consider that the one card that repeatedly found its way out of the Oblique Strategies deck and into my hands prevented me from erasing almost all of it: Honor thy mistake as a hidden intention." - K. Leimer.
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Artist: LEIMER, K.
Title: The Grey Catalog
Format: CD
Label: Palace of Lights
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Released in 2015. The Grey Catalog departs from Leimers typical obsessions with understatement and homogeneity to range freely across rhythmic, melodic and disassembled forms. Incorporating percussion, electric guitar and bass as well as found sound, digital and analog synthesis and sampled instruments, The Grey Catalog spins off multiple intimations of musical forms." - Palace of Lights.

Artist: LES RALLIZES DENUDES
Title: Live 77 Tachikawa
Format: Double LP
Label: Mono-Tone
Country: France
Price: $29.00
"Mono-Tone Records present a reissue of Les Rallizes Dénudéss historic performance from 1977 in Tachikawa. This double LP has everything Les Rallizes Dénudés are known for - ear piercing feedback, languid guitar strumming, wild reverberated solos, lurid volume, blasé vocals, and unbelievable intensity, combined for a total sensory assault. Revolutionary and psychedelic, the unlikely meeting of The Velvet Underground and the Japanese Red Army, Les Rallizes Dénudés are among the earliest and most outer Japanese psyche/noise rocknroll bands who existed." - Mono-Tone.

Artist: LES RALLIZES DENUDES
Title: Yodo-Go-A-Go-Go
Format: CD
Label: 10th Avenue Freeze Out
Country: Europe
Price: $17.50
"AKA Flightless Bird Needs Water Wings. The beginners guide to Les Rallizes Denudes! Now available everywhere in the free world!" "Seemingly endless sonic flame-throwers of phased white noise streak across your inner landscape, as stupidly loud and overly-backlit lead guitar emissions perpetrated by a perpetually be-shaded longhair pummel the similarly be-shaded but barely adequate musical backing that sags and creaks under the wattage. Occasionally, lead vocals of a singular variety are provided by said be-shaded mad axeman, whose paranoid personality ensures all songs are delivered in a voice of querulous subterranean gargling from beyond the valley of Alan Vega. My giddy aunt, whats this, then, a Meaty Beaty Big & Bouncy from the Underworld? A rough guide to Japrocks most intuitive non-career movers? Has the worlds most revolutionary rocknroll band released a compilation album of leader Mizutanis most frequently requested tracks due to overwhelming popular demand? Ja, mein hairies, this certainly seems to be the case. For, with the arrival of this superb Flightless Bird compilation, obsessive fans of Les Rallizes Denudés (are there any other kinds?) finally have a proper early career overview of Mizutani & Co. at their fingertips, a 70-minute-long super distillation of this most contrary of bands choicest musical moves executed between 1967-82, a superb sounding and partly/mostly chronological trawl through the freaked out and perpetually-yelping mindscape of singer and avant-avalanche guitarmonger Mizutani, and his sinister-yet-interchangeable pool of black clad world-to-rights acolytes." --Head Heritage
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Artist: LISTENING WOMAN
Title: Getting Mystic
Format: Cass
Label: OSR
Country: USA
Price: $5.00
"Listening Woman is a network of exceptional musicians led here by singer (& elsewhere , maximum strength guitarist) Katie McShane [also of Kateboard , her duo w/ Jesse Heasly , another ripper who could / should be / is playing in the highest echelon of the greatest of the big leagues] in the well-known Eastern Mass. shire of Boston . I know at least several of the other players studied their learn-ed asses off at the New England Conservatory over there & a couple (incl. the fabulous Leo Hardman-Hill , also of Salt People , & Billy "What" McShane , Katies brother , who happens to be my very favorite contemporary piano player) studied under Ran Blake in particular , which stands to reason . the whole crew is really beyond impeccable , & the googling of their names will lead you to a maze of worth-it bandcamps . beg them to play more shows ... what can I say about their music other than that it goes everywhere in total coordination via the freshest loosest uncut playing ? the sum effect : nasty chops floating progressive humor for deep listening . heres a snack , Getting Mystic , so whet" - OSR.

Artist: MARANTZ, AL
Title: Tall Dancers On Fire
Format: CD
Label: OSR
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"Al Marantzs second record for OSR comes from the same wheelhouse as 2014s Forgotten Device) buts endowed w/ sharper vision , more variation in the instrumentation , cuttinger drums ... Als a keen one for arrangements & wears his songs well w/ a bent performance presence , loose but never cavalier . at this point hes a reliably regular generator/writer/recorder of these tight little albums that stick around & dont lose their cool . notice the pull of the imagery" - OSR.

Artist: MAXFIELD, RICHARD
Title: s/t (Slowscan Vol. 28)
Format: Double LP
Label: Slowscan
Country: Netherlands
Price: $42.00
2015 release, not to be confused with the 2014 release of the same name. Edition of 250 copies (80 of which were reportedly "lost in transit"..).

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

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

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

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

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

In 1967 Maxfield left his tape music, scores and equipment in the care of Walter De Maria. He moved to San Francisco, where he taught at San Francisco State College in 1966 and 67. He moved to Los Angeles in 1968. In 1969 Richard took his own life.” - William Dawes.
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Artist: MEGA BOG
Title: Shadows Break / For the Old World
Format: Cass
Label: OSR
Country: USA
Price: $5.00
"this last-minute addition to the final OSR volley is due to my euphoric indignation following a Mega Bog show in Brooklyn that the band must be recorded in its current form (Birgy , Bachmann , Burba , Mohanty + Derek Baron) , so we clamped down the following day w/ 3/4 of iji in tow . subbing for a gigging Derek on the drums , Burba was an original first-wave Bogger , making this ace-in-the-hole document one of diamonds" - OSR.

Artist: MILLER-GAMBLE
Title: Free
Format: Cass
Label: OSR
Country: USA
Price: $5.00
"these 8 songs by Jo Miller-Gamble (notably of the Eyes Of Love , Punks On Mars , Great Valley & the Blanche Blanche Blanche / Big French live expos) are long overdue : Jos is a loose musical approach w/ luminous results & this is his first solo date , w/ a variable layer-cake melodicism verging at times on late-420 C. Weisman . this ones a morpher , even intra-song (see "The Reason I Would Want To Give A Speech") : a cool balancing act w/ no false cards in the hand , & aptly titled" - OSR.

Artist: MOCTAR, MDOU
Title: Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai
Format: DVD
Label: Sahelsounds
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"The first ever Tuareg language fictional film, based on the legendary rock-u-drama Purple Rain (1984), Akounak explores the world of a musician trying to succeed in the raucous subculture of the Niger guitar scene. The protagonist, real life musician Mdou Moctar, must battle fierce competition from jealous musicians, overcome family conflicts, endure the trials of love, and overcome his biggest rival - himself. Carried by stunning musical performances from Mdou, the film is a window into modern day Tuareg guitar and an experiment in participatory ethnographic filmmaking. In Tamashek, with English and French subtitles; 75 minutes, all region DVD, NTSC format. Limited edition of 1000 copies. Directed by Christopher Kirkley." - Sahelsounds.

Artist: MODERN CHAIRS
Title: s/t
Format: Cass
Label: OSR
Country: USA
Price: $5.00
"Carr/Phillips/Schneider recorded at OSRs Manual FX studio on Tascam 388 reel-to-reel feat. painter/conversationalist Alexis Graman on the phone on "Relative Strangers" - OSR.

Artist: MORDECAI
Title: Abstract Recipe
Format: LP
Label: Richie/Testostertunes
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Abstract Recipe is the fourth full-length (the third issued by Richie Records/TestosterTunes) from Mordecai of the great upper plains. Is it punk? Or garage? Post-punk? Indie rock? Blech -- its a no-frills rock album that oughta perk up the ears of those interested in things like thwarted freedom, advanced mathematics, The Blue Mask, bum notes, and staring at the wall. Though the band grows increasingly competent and confident with each release and these precocious mofos possess a flippant world-weariness typically reserved for no-accounts and has-beens at the beginning of their third marriage. Call to mind the moment when one recognizes life for what it is: a low-key drag, but one interesting enough to wake up for each morning. Mordecai huddled up in Montana with an electric guitar, some drums and a bass and they put that moment on a record and this is it." - Richie.

Artist: MORNING GLORY, THE
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: No Label
Country: USA
Price: $30.00
Strictly limited to 315 copies (no repress, no digital version). Recordings rescued from a lone 1966 acetate: "Three teenage girls from Harlem and The Bronx equally inspired by the current west coast sounds as they were with local girl groups."
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Artist: OLIVEROS, PAULINE & CONNIE CROTHERS
Title: Live At The Stone
Format: CD
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Live At The Stone was intended to be Pauline Oliveross tribute to the life and work of pianist Connie Crothers who passed away on August 13, 2016. Sadly, Pauline Oliveros passed away on November 25, 2016. This CD, Paulines memorial for Connie, is now a memorial for both women. Paulines original dedication: "This recording resulted from my one and only performance with Connie Crothers at her invitation during her amazing residency at The Stone in August 2014. I was honored to play with Connie and did not realize that this would be a memorial recording. We have lost an extraordinarily original musician too soon on August 13, 2016. Here is her statement about her week-long residency: I will be performing in every set with these great musicians - from Tuesday, August 19 through Sunday, the 24th. I am very happy about this, especially since every set will be very different from the other sets. Not only are the musicians different, the way they approach improvisation is different. A friend, noting this, said, You like a challenge. I responded, Yes, I thrive from a challenge. That is where the fun is. Thats also where the surprises are, and the joy. I certainly was challenged by the energy and power of Connies performance during our set. Like Connie, I thrive with challenges. The concert felt remarkable and very satisfying for me. I am grateful that Connie had the foresight to arrange for this excellent recording. She was looking forward to this release. May this recording be a tribute to Connie Crothers. Her spirit will always be present in the wonderful community of musicians in New York and around the world and most certainly in my heart." - Important.

Artist: OPPENHEIM, DENNIS
Title: Theme For a Major Hit
Format: Double LP
Label: Slowscan
Country: Netherlands
Price: $44.00
"Gatefold sleeve, edition of 300 of which 100 reserved for museum Schunck in Heerlen, the Netherlands in conjunction with the exhibition “Visual Vinyl” November 2015 - March 2016. Soundtrack to an installation with motor driven marionette, wood, cloth, felt, tape player & external speakers. Recorded at Angel Sound, New York in 1974." - Slowscan.
“[Since the 1960s] Dennis Oppenheims practice has employed all available methods: writing, action, performance, video, film, photography, and installation (with and without sound or monologue). He has used mechanical and industrial elements, fireworks, common objects and traditional materials, materials of the earth, his own or anothers body. He has created works for interior, exterior and public spaces.” - Bio, dennis-oppenheim.com.
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Artist: PIO, GIUSTO
Title: Motore Immobile
Format: CD
Label: Cramps
Country: Italy
Price: $7.00
“2007 reissue; originally released in 1979. Giusto Pio is an associate ofBattiatos and Motore Immobile is his debut LP. On the first side, he uses a droning organ and moves from triad to triad, superimposing the next one briefly before moving on, occasionally expanding the sound with octave doubling and then just as quickly subtracting the lower tones. Intermittent humming and violin provide additional notes. On the second side, "Ananta," he uses a piano flourish to introduce each triad, landing on the tonic note each time.” - Cramps. "Gusto Pio was the chief arranger for Italian progressive pop icon Franco Battiato during the decade, and filled his striking albums with avant-garde details. In return, Battiato himself produced this collection of modern compositions, and his ear for the extraordinary laces these two long suits. A composition for organ and violin sets the tone, which is purely avant-garde composition, and features the voice of singer Martin Kleist. The effect is a powerful study of experimental narrative, while the later piece of the two, composed for piano, organ, and violin, features the composer on violin with Danilo Lorenzini and Michele Fedrigottis subtle accompaniment. This reissue should fill an important gap in 70s Italian music somewhere between progressive rock and avant-garde composition." - AllMusic.
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Artist: POPULAR PIG
Title: s/t
Format: CD
Label: OSR
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"Matthew Thurber is a five-star comic artist , Queens College educator , & musical provocateur generated on a small Washington island & long tenured in NYC . his ruse Popular Pig was spawned in reaction to the progress of the Wishnia-Moore-Thurber workgroup which had been studying the effects of microbial exposure to group improvisation circa 2015 at Tomato House laboratories ... having absconded w/ the groups confidential & proprietary findings , Thurber ensconced himself in his makeshift lab nestled deep in New Yorks subterranean 6th borough & recorded the Popular Pig album as an encrypted testament to exactly that paradigm-shifting data the IMF-run art establishment would love to suppress . includes the cover of Janes Addictions "Been Caught Stealing" you didnt know you were missing . M.T. : never failing to act as one of his own characters !" - OSR.

Artist: PRAN NATH, PANDIT
Title: Ragas Of Morning & Night
Format: CD
Label: Just Dreams
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
“At long last, La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela reissue this seminal, hugely influential album on their Just Dream imprint, the legendary recording from 1968 India of Pandit Pran Nath titled Ragas Of Morning & Night. The original studio session was produced in New Delhi, February 1968, by Jimi Hendrix associate Alan Douglas, it features recordings of "Raga Todi" and "Darbari", which showcase Pran Nath at his prime. Pran Naths exquisite control between microscopically fine degrees of pitch can be easily heard in the former. The first two thirds of the piece is performed slowly and delicately, each sinuous line being given careful weight and consideration. When, in the final few minutes, the pace quickens there is a startling sense of unfolding possibilities, almost an embarrassment of riches after the earlier rigour. The second raga follows a similar structure but the tonal center is entirely different; instead of the plaintive almost keening quality of the morning raga, we hear a calmer, more accepting feeling, as though the singer has graciously acceded to what has occurred that day. This time when the tempo picks up its as if the singer has gotten a second wind late in the day and is suddenly full of joyous energy. The effect of Pran Naths quivering lines and immensely complicated vocal arabesques is liberating enough. When he goes head to head with the tabla player for some intricate sparring, ones jaw tends to drop. Ragas of Morning and Night is a wonderful recording and would serve as a fine introduction both to this musician and to this particular style of singing as well.

"He was a living encyclopedia of the ancient traditional compositions," La Monte Young once said. "And he had an extraordinary knowledge of the proper delineation of each raga." Ragas are connected to certain times of day, seasons and other natural and personal associations, and Pandit Pran Nath insisted on performing them at the appropriate times. A living repository of thousands of obscure ragas, many of which have probably become extinct with his death in 1996, Pran Nath devoted much of his later years to teaching. He numbered La Monte Young, Terry Riley and Jon Hassell among his long time students, who were fascinated by pure intonation and microtones and who were pioneers of Minimalism, and through them his unique phrasing and melodic sensibility have filtered into contemporary composition. Additionally, excellent and detailed liners notes by La Monte Young are included.

For a decade and a half, Pran Nath lived in Young and Zazeelas loft for a good part of each year, and the New York night owls were typically required to rise at 3am each day to prepare tea for their teacher, who slept at the other end of the loft. He would then perform his riaz (practice) and give them a lesson - if he chose to.

"He was the head of the household recalls La Monte Young. "We were not allowed to have friends. We had to give up everything - rare ly did we even get to vis i t our parents. He was very protective of us and extremely possessive of us. But we got the reward. The reward is, if you make the guru happy, then you get the lessons." - Just Dreams. Remastered CD edition, 500 copies.

Artist: PURE HELL
Title: Noise Addiction
Format: LP
Label: Beat Generation
Country: Spain
Price: $22.00
2017 repress. "Beat Generation presents a reissue of Pure Hell sole full-length album, recorded in 1978 but not released until 2006. In 1974, on the streets of Philadelphia, a band unlike any other was formed. They called themselves Pretty Poison. They had a sound so ahead of its time that the music industry was not yet ready for it. They coupled the punk sound of the New York bands of the time with a harder, faster heavy metal edge unheard before. Their unique sound was a result of Kenny Gordons berserk choreography and Preston Morriss needling guitar riffs, while Steel and Spider added synchronized barrage with no nonsense execution to the arsenal. Inspired by the famous fuel-altered dragster, they changed their name to Pure Hell in 1975. Soon after, they moved to New York City where they played with bands like the New York Dolls, Sid Vicious, Wayne County and the Electric Chairs, The Dead Boys, The Stimulators, Richard Hell, The Germs, The Nuns, The Cramps and more. In 1978 Pure Hell headlined a tour of the UK, with bands like the UK Subs, Wilko Johnson, Vermilion & the Aces and more opening for them. While in the UK, their only original record was released. It was a single released by their manager Curtis Knight on his label, Golden Sphinx Records. The songs on the single were "These Boots Were Made for Walking" and "No Rules." The single charted in the top 40 charts in the UK. During the same year, a full length album was recorded but was never released. It did not surface again for 28 years. Limited edition of 500 copies." - Beat Generation.

Artist: R. HUNDRO
Title: 007 Town
Format: CD
Label: OSR
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"007 Town = Colin Whites second album as R. Hundro [check out the last one , Invisible On Report , here & here] . elec. guitar & bass , Yamaha drum machine , tiny Cube amp , & throat are his alchemical materials ... since the 2013 demise of the Blanche Blanche Blanche & Big French groups where he was ponying up the lead , Colins been kicking up a lot of dust between these Hundro tapes & the Exxo Riders , Jesus Jim & now Skyn Twynz groups . its hard to place this music , emanating as it is from somewhere deep in the wall behind & between a Trux poster , a cassette of Trey Lewds "Drop the Line" , fire extinguisher & door ... my prescription is to start w/ "Tracing the Game" / "Agents of String" & proceed radially , but then my clown college diploma never was signed , & I feel more two-dimensional than it , even , so tilted into microfiche by this 007 Town" - OSR.

Artist: RADIGUE, ELIANE
Title: Triologie de la Mort
Format: Triple CD
Label: XI
Country: USA
Price: $30.00
Classic 1998 release, restocked. "Trilogie de la Mort is a work in three parts. The first, Kyema, was originally released by XI in 1992. The 2nd and 3rd parts,Kailasha and Koumé are being released for the first time and the trilogy now makes its debut as a whole [this 3CD set is being sold for the cost of 2 CDs to make up for the prior availability Kyema]. Kyema is inspired by the texts of Bardo-Thodol (The Tibetan Book of the Dead). This work evokes the six intermediate states which constitute the existential continuity of the being. Radigues Kyema explores electronically the full range of existence, going beyond death and back into the exuberance of physical life, expanding the musical consciousness of the uninitiated, leading one in a cyclical voyage through a myriad of tones, drones, and warbles where the end is only the beginning. -- Neil Strauss. Kailasha, the second chapter in the work, is structured on an imaginary pilgrimage around Mt. Kailash, one of the most sacred mountains in the Himalayas; considered as a path to other spheres of existence. Koumé makes up the last part of the trilogy and emphasizes the transcendence of death. It is the descent to the deepest, where the spark of life is. There, Death is born. Death becomes birth. Activity re-beginning. Eternity, a perpetual becoming." -XI.

Artist: RICCI, VITO
Title: A Symphony For Amiga
Format: LP
Label: Intelligent Instruments
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"Intelligent Instruments, a new imprint co-founded by Gary Abugan of Invisible City Editions, will launch with Vito Riccis Symphony For Amiga full-length.
Riccis prescient, weird music was brought to light last year with I Was Crossing A Bridge, an 18-track collection of his 80s productions curated by Music From Memory. That Amsterdam reissue label has been well-received among digger types, and RAs Aaron Coultate said "its hard to imagine a package that better sums up the [Music From Memorys] purpose than I Was Crossing A Bridge."
Hes fallen in with another crew of avid record collectors for his latest release, namely Abugan and his friend Sanna Almajedi. Almajedi and Abugan are currently involved in an art show centered around the 80s home computer, the Commodore Amiga. Juno Plus reports the upcoming New York exhibition focuses on the Amigas "history and usage in music." The show is called Intelligent Instruments, and the music on Symphony For Amiga was commissioned specifically for the event. Ricci made the six-track LP using Laurie Spiegels Music Mouse program, which was coded in 1985 for Amiga Music." - Resident Advisor.

Artist: RINF + ADRIAN SHERWOOD
Title: Der Westen Ist Am Ende: The Complete Sessions
Format: LP
Label: Spittle
Country: Italy
Price: $30.00
"In the summer of 1986, Adrian Sherwood (On-U Sound) went to Florence, Italy for a different kind of vacation: to make a record with noise-funk band Rinf. The sweaty sessions stretched for weeks, resuming in London - to whip these loose tracks into shape. The record label Lacerba released the final mixes on two 12" EPs, Bang Bang (1987) and Rubber On Rider (1988), that have long been out of print. For the first time, Der Westen Ist Am Ende compiles the fully remastered complete sessions in a new package that cheekily references the testosterone-driven porn-obsessed lyrics. Comes in a beautiful three-color silkscreen and custom die-cut jacket." - Spittle.

Artist: ROCKNROLL JACKIE & PAIN JERK
Title: Super Relaxed
Format: CD
Label: Second Layer
Country: UK
Price: $16.00
2010 release. "Super Relaxed, over a year in the making, is the first collaboration between Pain Jerk (Kohei Gomi) and RocknRoll Jackie (Jackie Stewart, aka Jackie Oblivia, of Smegma, Tenses, Los Angeles Free Music Society). The source sounds were provided by Jackie and then Kohei obsessively worked these into the two long tracks. The influence of the musique concrete masters are heavily heard throughout these tracks but they maintain the playfulness and non-purism found throughout LAFMS recordings. Old sound effect record samples, TV recordings, Flower Travellin Bands guitar riffs and J-pop drum beats are all included in the mix alongside Koheis synth sounds. All music composed, mixed and produced by Jackie Oblivia and Pain Jerk in Portland and Tokyo, 2008-2010. Comes in a six-panel digipack with full-color artwork/collages from Jackie Stewart; Edition of 500." - Second Layer.

Artist: ROM-FRANK, REBECCA
Title: Gum
Format: Book
Label: OSR
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"... youll hear the preternaturally clear prose voice of Rebecca Rom-Frank , calling to my mind among others the stories of Laura Riding , the novellas of Marie Redonnet , & maybe in its cosmetic plainness Mohammed Mrabet or Georges Simenon ... her deadpan isnt wrought of MFA-style conceptual-intentional interference , its straight up mind-voice , guiding an unflinching storytelling animated by the hysterical nightmare banality of contemporary culture ... very few people can write like this , I think , nailing it from all angles" - OSR.

Artist: SALT PEOPLE
Title: Deep Swim
Format: CD
Label: OSR
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"Salt People : an unstoppable unslottable NYC band of the highest caliber , 8 naturals who play tight & listen loose . Deep Swim follows their When Jazz Becomes The Agent Of The Bourgeoisie & features among other high points the seminal 2010s song poems the Brand and ABC MTV which for me cement the bands legacy as highest-order cobblers of mind-voice humor & the right kind of critical self-consciousness , not to mention the insane musicianship that binds things together on the surface level ... this is not a band encumbered by any influence bogeyman but my mind goes to : Family Fodder , the Hellier Ulysses Groove Factory , Listening Woman (w/ whom they share Leo Hardman-Hill as a member) , Esperanza Spalding . lyrically & energetically the Salt People are intent on their highly effective psychic exfoliation process & you can listen or not , but either way its glad to be good . listen up , massive will herein" - OSR.

Artist: SATAN
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Monster Melodies
Country: France
Price: $35.00
"Monster Melodies present the legendary album Satan, an absolute must-have in terms of French progressive music, recorded in 1973 and never before released. In 1968, in Le Mans (a town in the west of France in Les pays de la Loire), some young students, planning to become teachers, started a band under the name The New Rainbow. Like many young musicians at the time, they enjoyed English blues and were fans of Pink Floyd, Soft Machine and Led Zeppelin. Quickly, they changed their name to Heaven Road and started to become famous west of France, playing live frequently. After playing covers, they wrote their own compositions and delivered a very good show at the same level of any professional band. In Paris, they won three contests in Le Golf Drouot (the mecca of the French rock at the time) and were declared the best non-professional French band of 1972. Playing at the festival, the band started to hang out with big names from the French rock scene, like Variations, Magma, Il Etait Une Fois, Catharsis, Ange and Dynastie Crisis. In 1973, they decided to be a professional band and change their name to Satan. They produced a unique music between hard rock and progressive and delivered intense shows, inspired by the world of sci-fi and literature, with musicians wearing make-up and strange costumes. But despite the fact that they played before the English band Caravan in 1974 and had an appearance in local TV show, the band always suffered from financial difficulties. For this reason, they created the more commercial band Ciel Dété with the intention of playing exclusively in the ballroom circuit. With the financial proceeds from Ciel Dété performances, they went to a studio in Angers twice - the first time to record two commercial tracks for Ciel Dété, and the second time to record tracks for the future album by Satan which had been performing for more than three years at that point. But at the time, they couldnt find a record company to publish their record. Satan collapsed in the middle of 1976, joining the cohort of musical project killed by the French musical industry - an industry which was preoccupied with making easy money by already successful English and American music and producing very dispensable French music, marketed commercially. Comes as colored vinyl; Includes a poster and inserts; Edition of 1000 (numbered)." - Monster Melodies.

Artist: SCHNEIDER, CHRISTINA
Title: Violence Etcetera
Format: Cass
Label: OSR
Country: USA
Price: $5.00
"Violence Etcetera is Christinas first solo album. aside from a couple guest spots , the instrumentation & recording (to Tascam 488 cassette 8-track) are all hers . these songs represent a huge leap forward in Cs already-kicking writing practice , & theyre rendered in such a way that the sea-breeze hiss & in-&-outness of the liminal percussion & bass / other backing dubs dont undermine the clarity of the music : 2018 as heard in 1982 , maybe (cant decide whether I hear or only know the Rebby Sharp affinity) . a wide span covered in a short distance , w/ time for a contemporary standard ("Silver Bells") , a song-poem ("Oranges" , with words & vox by Rebecca Rom-Frank) & a Flatlanders cover" - OSR.

Artist: SENYAWA
Title: Menjadi
Format: LP
Label: Morphine
Country: Italy
Price: $21.00
"Experimental Indonesian duo Senyawa, fresh from burning down Berlins CTM Festival (again), summon the Javan spirits with Rabih Beaini at the controls on Menjadi. Steeped in improvisational practice and known for their visceral live performances, the pairs sound combines Javanese folk and ritual music with metal and psychedelic influences. Rully Shabaras extended vocal techniques arc from guttural droning to frenetic chants and upper-register ululations, while Wukir Suryadi supplies dynamic instrumentation using the bambuwukir, an amplified bamboo zither of his own invention. Menjadi (meaning "to become") follows REDOSE 003EP (2015), containing "Di Kala Sudah" reworked by Buchla synth master Charles Cohen, and is the first in a series of Morphine releases produced by Rabih Beaini and scheduled for 2015, with artwork by Nathalie du Pasquier, curated and designed by Tankboys." - Morphine.
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Artist: SHEPP & BILL DIXON QUARTET, THE ARCHIE
Title: The Archie Shepp-Bill Dixon Quartet
Format: LP
Label: Jeanne Dielman
Country: Belgium
Price: $23.00
“Jeanne Dielman present a reissue of The Archie Shepp & Bill Dixon Quartet, originally released in 1962. The debut as a leader for both Archie Shepp and Bill Dixon, two formidable members of the free jazz and avant-garde elite. Rounding out the quartet are bassists Reggie Workman and Don Moore, and drummers Paul Cohen and Howard McRae, each on various tracks. While the album undoubtedly swings, this piano-less quartet definitely prefigures the trailblazing free jazz work the two leaders would be involved in for the remainder of the decade, and beyond. An essential piece of early free jazz.” - Jeane Dielman.

Artist: SMITH, SARAH
Title: Super Head
Format: Book
Label: OSR
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
"Sarah Smith (Blanche Blanche Blanche) began working on this full-length cover of a multilingual 70s porno mag called "Super Head" in 2011 back in her Peoples Building studio in Brattleboro , VT -- she didnt complete it but deemed the heavily-worked 50-page results finished in 2015. 50 pages , riso-printed b&w , perfect bound , with color cover" - OSR.

Artist: SPARROW STEEPLE
Title: Steeple Two
Format: LP
Label: Richie/Testostertunes
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Lightly swirling wah. Is-it-wrong-or-is-it-right leads. Intermittent odd percussion flourishes. Songs about shrimp rolls to go. Loosey goosey warbling atmosphere turned to 10. This is the world of Sparrow Steeple, comprised of almost all of Phillys legendary Strapping Fieldhands fronted by noted visual artist Barry Goldberg. Beginning secretly in the last decade by SF mainman Bob Malloy and drummer Jeff Werner to record Barrys inscrutable songs, the band has now become a legit proposition, minus Bob but with SF guitar and bass Jacy Webster and Bob Dickie, keyboardist Dustin Burrows and record maniac Harmonica Dan. Just as Sir Isaac Newton postulated, the apple doesnt fall far from the tree, and Strapping Fieldhands fans will find familiar footing here. As for strangers to this weird realm, how about a Tommy Jay more enamored with Incredible String Band than with Lou Reed? Confused? We are too." - Richie.

Artist: STONES, THE
Title: Three Blind Mice
Format: LP
Label: Flying Nun & Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
“Of the four bands represented on the Dunedin Double EP, the early 80s Flying Nun release that introduced that citys fledging indie sound to the wider world, The Stones are probably the least remembered and least appreciated. Fast, aggressive guitars, driving rhythm section with a knack for fluid pop structures. Charismatic and smart, The Stones had the ability to sound completely empathetic and threatening all at once.
Three Blind Mice is a compilation curated by New Zealand/Noise legend Bruce Russell (The Dead C, Xpressway Records) including liner notes by Shayne Carter and illustrations from Chris Knox. Printed inner sleeve, 12x12 insert and DL Code.” - Captured Tracks.

Artist: STORDEUR, ANDRE
Title: Analog and Digital Electronic Music #2 1980-2000
Format: LP
Label: Sub Rosa
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
“Selected unreleased works by André Stordeur, a key composer of Belgian electronic music, recorded from 1980 to 2000. Perfect complement to Analog and Digital Electronic Music 1978-80 (2015). Released as part of Sub Rosas Early Electronic series. Belgian electronic music composer André Stordeur, born in 1941, started his musical career started in 1973 with a tape composition for the soundtrack to a film on Gordon Matta-Clark titled Office Baroque (1977). Later in the 1970s, he participated in the avant-garde music ensemble Studio Voor Experimentele Muziek, founded in Antwerp, Flanders, by Joris De Laet. Since 1980, Stordeur has composed exclusively on a Serge synthesizer, either a Serge series 79 and a Serge prototype 1980, which was especially built for him by Serge Tcherepnin himself. In 1981, Stordeur composed the music of Belgian documentary Du Zaïre Au Congo (1981) by director Christian Mesnil. He studied at IRCAM in 1981 with David Wessel and then flew to the US to study with Morton Subotnick. Stordeur became an influential sound synthesis teacher and, in 1997, completed his Art of Analog Modular Synthesis by Voltage Control (2010), a guide to everything modular.” - Sub Rosa.

Artist: STRAY TROLLEYS, THE
Title: Barracades And Angels
Format: LP
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
“In May of 1979, UK native Martin Newell was 26 years old and in transition. He’d just split up with his girlfriend and moved out of the Colchester house they’d shared for four years. A month later, Newell also stepped down as the singer for Gypp, a band he’d been in for three years. Though they had a great live reputation and a strong regional following, Newell, with some misgivings, felt their music was out-of-step with the times. That same year, he turned down the offer of a literature degree course at university as well. Why bother? He had a part-time washing-up job, a guitar and a room in a rambling, boho house. He could just tear the whole thing down and start again. And so he did.

That summer, friend and recording engineer Dave Hoser heard some of Newell’s demos and offered to help record them on his 4-track equipment, dubbed "The Octopus Mobile." With some of Newell’s former optimism and energy restored, he put together a new band: the then 23-year-old drummer Michael Stix Natkanski, former Gypp bass player Tony Phillips and Braintree guitarist Malcolm Burch (a/k/a Max Volume). Calling themselves The Stray Trolleys, the music here predates Newells work as The Cleaners from Venus and the bulk of the sessions on their sole album, Barricades and Angels, were recorded at Octopus Studios during spring and summer of 1980. Amazingly, although they had little to no rehearsals, all backing tracks were recorded fairly quickly and everyone got on well, especially in the pub afterwards.

So, whats the story here? A few youngish unknowns got together in a little home-built country studio and recorded a handful of songs for an album that eventually emerged on a DIY cassette? They werent perfect, but there is something very special about this collection. The music captures a time. Just listen. Remastered. CD and LP Download includes bonus track, “Mrs. Killer.” - Captured Tracks.

Artist: TERRY
Title: 8 Girls
Format: 7"
Label: Upset the Rhythm
Country: UK
Price: $10.00
“Terrys second seven inch features three new songs that explore themes of patriarchy in politics, mass consumption versus lifestyle choices and the dating scene. "8 Girls" is a pop nugget that references female politicians including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop, controversial leader of the One Nation party Pauline Hanson and senators Penny Wong and Jacqui Lambie. Divide Terry into four and you get Al Montfort, Amy Hill, Xanthe Waite, and Zephyr Pavey. Originally released by Aarght! Records. Transparent vinyl housed in a reverse board sleeve; Edition of 400.” - Upset The Rhythm.

Artist: TOBIN, JAKE
Title: Accidentally On Purpose
Format: Cass
Label: OSR
Country: USA
Price: $5.00
"Jake Tobin (Floridian , now Atlantan) protagonist of the OSR-allied Truly Bald label (& now kicking it in Surface To Air Missive) cuts an impressive shadow & has already earned his hagiographic installment in the annals of what the f&#* . the combo of his insane musical aptitude (horns/drums/guitar/vocal) & need to keep things moving // refusal/postponement of unity effects reminds me only of Kurt Weisman circa Spiritual Sci-Fi (check "Affect" if you disbelieve) , & he can rock-in-opposition w/ the best of them -- this is a ton of music for 23 minutes , so get ready to tune your ear up a time scale or three" - OSR.

Artist: TRIMBLE, BOBB
Title: Harvest of Dreams
Format: LP
Label: Secretly Canadian
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Bobb Trimble and Secretly Canadian are proud to present you with Iron Curtain Innocence (1980) and Harvest of Dreams (1982), two releases that will now reach a genuine audience with full reissue treatment. This is great news for rare music lovers, since Bobbs original LPs are highly sought-after collectors items fetching hundreds of dollars apiece! Each CD release contains never before seen photos of Bobb Trimble, the Wormtown scene, and restored and fully realized artwork. In addition, each CD will feature bonus tracks from their respective recording periods." -Secretly Canadian "Incredible, multi-layered late night listening of the highest order. A cross between extreme gentility and musical savagery that will have you growing horns out of your own forehead, if not used carefully. Without its few contemporary style-nods, you would never guess the album was originally released in 1982. One of the decades best albums, filled with a mysterious charm that grows with each listen."--Byron Coley. CD also available.

Artist: TRIMBLE, BOBB
Title: Iron Curtain Innocence
Format: LP
Label: Secretly Canadian
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Bobb Trimble and Secretly Canadian are proud to present you with Iron Curtain Innocence (1980) and Harvest of Dreams (1982), two releases that will now reach a genuine audience with full reissue treatment. This is great news for rare music lovers, since Bobbs original LPs are highly sought-after collectors items fetching hundreds of dollars apiece! Each CD release contains never before seen photos of Bobb Trimble, the Wormtown scene, and restored and fully realized artwork. In addition, each CD will feature bonus tracks from their respective recording periods. Enjoy." - Secretly Canadian "A delicate, unsettling dip into a boiling pool of subconscious imagery and otherworldly pixie vocalism. The best tracks cause ripples in the space/time continuum. Bobb Trimbles first album appeared like a ghost that had slipped through realitys curtain. Impossible to place inside any rational context, the music and voices seem to have been created inside your head and indeed, maybe they were." --Byron Coley.

Artist: TRIMBLE, BOBB
Title: Jupiter Transmission
Format: CD
Label: Parallel World
Country: USA
Price: $14.50
"Bobb made a couple of weird psych-folk LPs at the dawn of the 80s that mixed Jandek-like visual obliqueness with a fragile, damaged, light-carousing psych that melted down a lot of psych dealers for years. This CD rescues the "best" of the 2 LPs, with restored master tape sound, nice booklet with lyrics, etc."
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Artist: TUDOR, DAVID
Title: Microphone
Format: CD
Label: Cramps
Country: Italy
Price: $7.00
“2014 digitally remastered reissue; originally released on LP in 1973 as number 16 in the Nova Musicha series. This work is an exploration of space and sound through feedback; the album features two long tracks -- "Mix A" and "Mix B" -- and both appear to involve spare sounds in space, filtered through additional electronics, often with the effect of a microphone feeding back, then suddenly halted. Tudor manipulates the sounds enough to pull out some compelling waveforms, especially on "Mix B" -- and the album offers up a much darker side of his music than one might expect from the early years. Recorded at Center for Contemporary Music, Mills College, Oakland, California. Includes 12-page booklet with photographs, score, and liner notes in Italian.” - Cramps.
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Artist: TURNER, SIMON FISHER
Title: Giraffe
Format: LP
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $22.00
"Editions Mego present the latest opus from legendary British composer, actor, sound designer and all-round fine human, Simon Fisher Turner. Giraffe is a new major work which blurs the lines between sound design and song, machine severity and narrative sentimentality. Subtitled "Living In Sounds And Music", Giraffe takes the listener through a vast journey where an abstract clacking of unknown origin rubs up against a melancholic electronic sequence. "Life sounds" were captured with a portable hard disc recorder and iPhone and appear alongside contemporary sound design. Emma Smith provides the narrative on "Slight Smile" whilst electronic machines grind amongst background industrial clang in "Mud Larks". "Save As" revolves around a beautiful simple piano motif which soon folds into an unnerving field recording and drone combination. Giraffe is a document of interior and exterior duality, a living space where machines and the surrounding world collide, a sonic landscape where musical and nonmusical elements are placed on an level hierarchy. The alchemy of these constituent parts results in the magic of Giraffe, one where the symbiotic sequence of events highlights a unique approach to sound as rapturous matter in whatever form it takes. "Colour Fullness" features Elysian Quartet and Sawada. Elysian Quartet are Emma Smith, Vince Sipprell, Jenny Logan and Laura Moody. Vocals by Misako Yabuuchi and Emma Smith. Recordings made from 2008 to 2016. Mastered and cut at Dubplates & Mastering; Engineered by Rashad Becker." - Editions Mego.

Artist: V/A
Title: Antologia De Musica Atipica Portuguesa Vol. 1: O Trabalho
Format: LP
Label: Discrepant
Country: UK
Price: $22.00
“Antologia De Música Atípica Portuguesa ("Anthology of Atypical Portuguese Music") is a series focusing on new strains of Portuguese music with an (un-)characteristic foot in past musical traditions of the country; The aim being to re-evaluate its musical history, deconstruct clichés and re-assemble preconceptions into a new and daring musical landscape. Each volume will have a loose theme and will be comprised of Portuguese artists working on the fringes and not following obvious and commercial paths of musical homogenization. Vol. 1 explores o Trabalho ("work") - various work songs both at land and sea are freely reinterpreted in a multitude of ways. Including the vocal tape deconstructions of Live Low, the ethereal pastoral drifts of Negra Branca (Marlene Ribeiro from Gnod), free jazz experimentations of EITR (Pedro Lopes and Pedro Sousa), as well as a very rare solo outing by one half of Yong Yong, Luar Domatrix (Rodolfo Brito). Also featuring on Vol. 1 are the digital voice manipulations of Tiago Morais Morgado, visceral guitar exorcisms by Filipe Felizardo, exoteric chants by Gonzo, Calhau!s mystic reinterpretations of lost pieces, and an exclusive composition by musician and instrument builder Peter Forest (Pedro Silva) dedicated to a long lost field working mans song, Maria Cavaca. RIYL: Sublime Frequencies, Folkways.” - Discrepant.

Artist: V/A
Title: Belgian Wave & Pop Songs From The 1980s
Format: LP
Label: Pop Wave
Country: Belgium
Price: $23.00
"Very tidy comp of excellent 80s wave songs from some of the finest underground Belgian artists of that era. Artists include: Subject, Vitor Hublot, Kaa Antilope, BeNe GeSSeRiT and Pas De Deux. Heavy on synth, bass groove, effects and Casio drum machine action. Compiled by Rush Hour and DJ Koenie Van Immerseel of Antwerps Wallys Groove World." -Pop Wave
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Artist: VIDEO NASTIES
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Feeding Tube
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"The debut LP by Maines Video Nasties is actually a compilation of the first four cassette singles/EPs theyve released over the past three years. The band exists as a part-time project involving several key members of the Strange Maine scene. And when you listen to it, youll be less-than-surprised to learn that some of the Nasties are also involved with Portlands totally whacked Suicide tribute band, AM Frank. The music on the album, however, is a generation removed from Suicides protean aggro synth grunge. For much of this set, the models from which the Nasties seem to draw are devolved from the British experimental synth/punk scene of the last 70s (early Human League, Tubeway Army, et al.), with a soupçon of Chrome and Suicide stirred into the mix, all of it leading (at least archeologically) towards bold splooge recalling Foetus, and electronic-smudge confusion worthy of Wolf Eyes. As befits their name, which refers to a British practice of banning gore films (thanks again, Mary Whitehouse!), the lyrics refer to films almost as much as the Misfits once did. And they name-check the same sorts of films too. But the Video Nasties sound is way different from the dramatic punk howleen of Lodis favorite sons, and evolves as the album unwinds. The songs are programmed stylistically rather than chronologically, and the sonics descends from a bright almost-poppoid place into somewhere much darker, danker and coarse. Like a horrible trip to the basement with some creepy old dude you really hate. What could be better?" - Byron Coley, 2016. Edition of 300.

Artist: WEISMAN, CHRIS
Title: Trash Picture/August Demos
Format: CD
Label: OSR
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"the double record Trash Picture / August Demos is the 5th or 7th or 9th C. Weisman release from OSR (depending on whether you count the Marshfield Set & Better Psychics albums or the giant covers compilation ) . hermetically sealed as he is behind an anti-publicity forcefield generated in part by the geopsychical conditions of Brattleboro Vermont & sustained by his transcendentalist guitar teaching / musical meditation practice , Chriss lack of critical reception / economic leverage is legendarily discordant with the unparalleled quality of his writing & musicianship & the mythic respect he commands in my social circles simply by the sheer force of his musical gifts & personality . these records are a prehistory to Chriss wave of massive productivity beginning in 2008 with the still-unpublished Bicycle Operator And Coach & should be heard as the free work of someone completely uninitiated to whatever cultural-economic rituals hes since had to contend with & found insufficient . and this is sufficient" - OSR.

Artist: Y PANTS
Title: Beat It Down
Format: LP
Label: Water Wing
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"After the success of their debut EP, post-punk art rockers Y Pants performed regularly in NYC and other East Coast venues. In 1981 they toured Europe for six weeks and upon return went into the studio to record their only LP, Beat It Down, released in 1982 on Neutral Records (Sonic Youth, Glenn Branca et al). The album extends the bands signature pared down rollicking minimalism. The 10 songs are varied, using surprising and inventive instrumentation. The music is at once filled with a sense of longing and a fierce ironic rebellion. With exuberant precision they brandish their toy instruments and plaintive vocals in emotive expressions of female resistance. In dustedmagazine.com, Seth Watter wrote of the album, I love the sprightly keyboards of The Fly, the gentle lyricism of Lulu, the anger of Beat It Down that comes through in the musics shambling, atonal jangle. The songs covered a huge range of emotions with an entirely new syntax. " - Water Wing. Now reissued on vinyl, nearly 20 years after the CD collection released on Fusetrons short-lived subsidiary, Periodic Document.

Artist: Y PANTS
Title: Y Pants
Format: LP
Label: Water Wing
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"In the late 70s and early 80s everyone had very fluid art identities. One day you were a filmmaker, the next day a musician, and Y Pants was very much a part of it... The lyrics are ironic without being callous, the voices are sultry, the music is repetitive and trance-like... [with] a sense of urgency - like something being driven out. --Kiki Smith. Y PANTS were a three-woman New York band: Barbara Ess, Virginia (Verge) Piersol and Gail Vachon, all visual artists. They played in clubs, galleries and performance spaces between 1979 and 1982. They were as idiosyncratic, edgy, minimal, wry and literate as post-punk no wave got. Furthermore, the fact that these were three ferocious and formidable females was not to be overlooked. --Wolfgang Staehle, thing.net. Gail found a toy piano on the street and started jamming with Barbara on the ukulele. When they were invited to play a few weeks later at TR3 (the short-lived but influential downtown NY music club), they electrified their instruments and recruited the neophyte drummer Verge for percussion on a childrens drum set. Their first gig met with an unexpected wildly enthusiastic reception. The instrumentation was then rounded out with Barbaras bass (former bands Daily Life and The Static), an African thumb drum, and a Casio keyboard for Gail. Verges initial Mickey Mouse toy kit soon fell apart and she cobbled together a modest trap set. They gained a following and soon recorded a four song EP produced by Glenn Branca for 99 Records. They often shared the stage with label mates the Bush Tetras, ESG, Liquid Liquid, Branca and other NYC downtown bands. This release includes their four-song debut EP and two songs never before available on vinyl: Magnetic Attraction (previously released on Tellus Audio Cassette), and the mysterious Kung Fu. In a NY Times review, John Rockwell wrote"... what really makes Y Pants a success is the actual sound of the instrumentals -- raw and driving yet exotic and imaginative in terms of timbre and minimalist structure. " - Water Wing. Now reissued on vinyl, nearly 20 years after the CD collection released on Fusetrons short-lived subsidiary, Periodic Document.

Artist: YONKERS, MICHAEL
Title: Fun Pack
Format: Four LP Set
Label: MY Via Neros Neptune
Country: USA
Price: $140.00
"After recording the album Micro-Miniature Love at Dove Studios in the fall of 1967, Michael Yonkersretreated to his tiny basement studio. Utilizing only a couple of tube-type reel-to-reel recorders, Yonkers used methods he describes as primitive forms of "sound on sound" or "sound with sound" to get multi-channel effects. In 1974, after taking out a loan and having his basement tapes mastered at Sound 80 in Minneapolis, Yonkers made the bold move of simultaneously releasing four separate LPs of music from four previous years of recording: Grimwood,Michael Lee Yonkers, Goodby Sunball and Borders Of My Mind (with Jim Woehrle). These records are now legendary. Reissues have appeared on Sub Pop, Drag City, Neros Neptune, and S-S Records. The very first batch of these four LPs came back from the manufacturer with covers that had paste-on slicks which were cut in a slightly uneven fashion. Almost all of the shrink was ripped from the jackets. This provided enough irritation to cause Michael to demand the pressing plant re-do them all. He had a second pressing done, with shrink-wrapped new jackets containing new records. These records are long gone. But heres where it gets interesting. Michael kept around 100 or so of the least-off center jackets (with records, sans torn shrink) of all four titles and placed one of each in manilla envelopes. The intention was that they be sold as a set, sent out as promotional packages or simply given to friends. Michael even created a special paper bookmark (each individually initialed by hand and decorated with five Xeroxed photos of Michael) plus a separate 7" x 4" blowup insert of the Michael Yonkers logo to go with the sets. But with an additional 2000 new LPs to sell - and no distribution - a little less than half of these "fun packs" were dispensed with. The majority of these original sets ended up forgotten in Michaels various storage spaces for over 40 years. They were recently found... and here they are. In essence, these are the true original pressings. When theyre gone, theyre gone. (Note: many of the original manilla envelopes are a little ragged from being shuffled around over the many years, but the original contents and extras are as good as new.)” - My Via Neros Neptune.

Artist: YONKERS, MICHAEL
Title: Goodby Sunball
Format: LP
Label: Michael Yonkers
Country: USA
Price: $30.00
“ORIGINAL SEALED PRESSING FROM 1974! Recorded in 1970 and 1971, after a difficult spinal surgery following a severe warehouse accident. “…the basic home fidelity, with vocals recorded in a bathroom for echoing ambience, adds to the strangeness, the tunes also sounding on occasion like holiday carols by and for celebrants not quite certain theyll live to see another Christmas. Though not every fan of rare psychedelia will agree with this assessment, it sounds immeasurably better than Microminiature Love, as the songwriting is substantially superior; the melodies far more varied and affecting; and the vision far more likably personal.” —Richie Unterberger, AllMusic. Released in 1974 and rescued from deep inside Yonks’ storage space/weirdo museum. While they last!” - Treehouse. Some have slight storage wear/dinged corners. Best copies go first..

Artist: YONKERS, MICHAEL
Title: Grimwood
Format: LP
Label: Michael Yonkers
Country: USA
Price: $30.00
“ORIGINAL SEALED PRESSING FROM 1974! Recorded in 1968 (not 1969, as previously reported), not terribly long after the material eventually released as "Microminiature Love", Grimwood sounds like it emanates from another universe entirely. Straightforward on the one hand, yet fascinatingly and psychedelically abstruse on the other, Grimwood remains an essential "outsider” acid-folk document that sits comfortably (and irreplaceably) alongside Spence, Grudzien, Tweddle, and a few select others. “ Released in 1974 and rescued from deep inside Yonks’ storage space/weirdo museum. While they last!” - Treehouse. Some have slight storage wear/dinged corners. Best copies go first..

Artist: YONKERS, MICHAEL
Title: Michael Lee Yonkers
Format: LP
Label: Michael Yonkers
Country: USA
Price: $30.00
“ORIGINAL SEALED PRESSING FROM 1974! Self-recorded in 1971 & ’72, Michael Lee Yonkers has often been referred to as Michaels "country” album. It is many folks’ favorite of his early works, and is likely the weirdest. The roughhewn quality of these recordings has caused listeners to make comparisons with other “real people” outsiders like Grudzien and the Holy Modal Rounders, but there are more obvious, well-known comparisons (Townes Van Zandt) that are at least as appropriate. There are clear references to various classic country stylings in these songs, even as Michaels unique distillation of their influence lends a delightfully skewed mischievousness to the proceedings. Released in 1974 and rescued from deep inside Yonks’ storage space/weirdo museum. While they last!” - Treehouse. Some have slight storage wear/dinged corners. Best copies go first..

Artist: ZUMMO, PETER
Title: Zummo With An X
Format: LP
Label: Optimo Music
Country: UK
Price: $22.00
Originally released in 1985 in an edition of 500 copies, this is the first time this album has been available on vinyl for nearly 30 years. Peter Zummo (born 1948) is an American composer and musician. He plays the trombone, valve trombone, euphonium, synthesizer, other electronic instruments, and also sings. He is associated with the post-minimalist and Downtown aesthetics, and he describes his music as "minimalism plus a whole lot more." "I first discovered Peter Zummo when I first discovered Arthur Russell. I kept hearing THAT trombone sound throughout Arthurs music and through scanning through various label credits made the connection that this Peter Zummo character was a constant collaborator with Arthur. Zummos trombone sound is one of those things that if I am feeling anxious or pissed off will instantly soothe me and make everything feel alright. So, as well as wanting to hear everything Arthur had touched, I now also wanted to hear everything Mr. Zummo had created too. Its worth bearing in mind that at this point, in the mid- to late 90s, there was almost zero information online about Arthur or his music or his collaborators. The upside of this was that all his records werent too hard to track down and werent going for crazy money. I randomly found Zummo With An X in New York around 1999 and wasnt sure what to expect. I instantly liked the first side, Lateral Pass but side 2s Song IV took my breath away and remains to this day one of my most listened-to records. Despite the minimal elements, I hear more in it every time I listen to it, and sometimes the perfect interaction between cello, trombone and percussion sounds like the voice of Arthur being beamed in from the aether. It is 20 minutes of sheer bliss that feels as if it could go on for twice as long. Unavailable on vinyl since 1985, its a great honor to be making this record available again and I cant imagine anyone with even a passing interest in Peter Zummo or Arthur Russells music failing to be beguiled by this." -Twitch.

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