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Artist: 75 DOLLAR BILL
Title: Wood/Metal/Plastic/Pattern/Rhythm/Rock
Format: LP
Label: Thin Wrist
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
75 Dollar Bill is Che Chen and Rick Brown. "Ches interest in the Arabic modes of Mauritanian music has marked our sound quite a bit but I have brought some things, too. The plywood crate I play is a big factor, defining, by its positive qualities (a nice warm boom sound) as well as by its simplicity, what were likely to do in the percussion realm. Wood/Metal/Plastic/Pattern/Rhythm/Rock, this new record, differs quite a bit from the previous one, notably in the rhythmic tone. Wooden Bag (2015) was all forward momentum, stomping and shaking, but the new record explores a long-standing interest of mine: odd and compound meters. In most of my previous musical activities, Ive convinced my partners to delve into this, but in 75 Dollar Bill it has just felt natural and I believe Ches modal investigations and melodic/harmonic tendencies enhance (and are enhanced by) this combination. The current record differs from the last in another big way: reinforcements! Over our few years together, Che and I have frequently had friends play with us at some of our gigs. There have been all sorts of permutations of instruments and some great friends/players who dont all appear on this record but here we are lucky to have a bunch of them: Cheryl Kingan (of The Scene Is Now) on baritone and alto saxes, Andrew Lafkas (of Todd Capps Mystery Train) on contrabass, Karen Waltuch (of Zeke & Karen) on viola, Rolyn Hu (of True Primes) on trumpet and Carey Balch (of Knoxvilles Give Thanks) on floor tom. Please enjoy Wood/Metal/Plastic/Pattern/Rhythm/Rock. Earth saw is one of our earliest tunes and, I think, the first result of this compound meter approach. Its a slow 9 beat phrase Che came up with for this odd groove. Beni Said has no fixed rhythmic cycle but a roughly unison melodic phrase and a pulsing, loose feeling of 3s and 4s played using a box full of bottle caps. Cummins Falls features Carey Balch on Diddley-beat floor tom and me reprising the maracas. Im Not Trying To Wake Up is another of our compound meter songs, this one using an 18 beat scheme." - Rick Brown.

Artist: A4
Title: focus
Format: Cass
Label: Vitrine
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"Vitrine is honored to present focus, a much-needed retrospective of source tapes, raw material and test recordings from A4, the working title of interdisciplinary visionary and mail art linchpin Eric Blevins. The click of cartridge music. The atmospherics of space from room to room. Obnoxious voices. What at first registers as sensory drift builds to accumulative significance. Blevins helped pioneer the inclusive innovations of the mail art era both via collaborative work and later through his own imprint, the essential suitcase recordings. A dedication to a hands on method of manipulation via tape and printmaking during the forms many fallow periods across the past twenty years positions his body of work, in 2016, as all the more revelatory. Vocal loops begin as satire, stammer towards sensual overload and cycle back to the feint of communication. “A victim of automation. Were all getting used to letting the computers do our answering for -“ Tape cut. Blevins shares an infectious horizontal dissonance with Joke Lanz and Rudolf Eb.ers Psychic Rally transmissions, as well as the magnetic reconfiguration of frequent collaborators TAC and Yeast Culture. focus draws on tapes stretching back to the eighties, blending obsessive loops, abstracted environmental recordings and absurd collusions of acoustic guitar, keyboard and malfunction. All Fours on Vitrine. Vitrine on All Fours. Limited to 100 copies. Sold out at source." - Vitrine.

Artist: AF URSIN
Title: Aura Legato
Format: CD
Label: Blackest Ever Black
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
"Blackest Ever Black presents the first CD edition of Af Ursins 2005 masterpiece Aura Legato. Af Ursin is the alter ego of Finnish autodidact composer/improviser Timo van Luijk. His work is rooted in the use of acoustic instruments (wind, percussion, strings), but his special sensitivity to the timbral qualities of each instrument, and his deft blurring of them, results in a sound-world that is mysterious, amorphous and hallucinatory, full of suggestive shadows, creaks and whispers. Van Luijks process begins always with pure improvisation: music played in an intuitive, sensual way, without the employment of conscious technique. He performs and overdubs each instrumental component himself, and out of this process micro-structures and loose arrangements emerge: the piece becomes an improvised composition. Aura Legato is one of van Luijks darker and more acutely psychedelic offerings: a work of profound interiority, but one that also conjures images of old Europe and fin-de-siècle decadence - dabblings in Thelema, the fog of the opium-den - and has earned comparisons to Third Ear Band, Nurse With Wound, Mirror and HNAS." - Blackest Ever Black.

Artist: AGITATION FREE
Title: 2nd
Format: LP
Label: Made In Germany
Country: Germany
Price: $19.00
2016 repress. "When the band Agitation Free came together in 1967 as a result of the merging of two Berlin rock groups, one of the most interesting groups in a dawning independent German music scene was created. With their improvisations between rock, jazz and new music, Agitation Free - soon relegated to the not so flattering category of krautrock - made musical forays into areas that few of their fellow German musicians had ever penetrated." -Made In Germany.

Artist: AGITATION FREE
Title: Malesch
Format: LP
Label: Made In Germany
Country: Germany
Price: $19.00
2016 repress. "A vinyl re-release of the debut-album by legendary krautrock avant garde band Agitation Free, starring Lutz Lüül Graf-Ulbrich on guitar, who late became part of Ash Ra with Manuel Goettsching." - Made In Germany.

Artist: AGNES STRANGE
Title: Strange Flavor
Format: LP
Label: Radiation Deluxe Series
Country: Spain
Price: $25.00
"180-gram LP. Limited edition of 500. Originally released in 1975 on the BirdsNest label, the sole album by boogie stompers Agnes Strange is an obscure hard rock gem begging to be rediscovered. Formed in Southampton, UK, in the mid-70s by Alan Green (bass), Dave Rodwell (drums), and John Westwood (guitar, vocals), Agnes Strange failed to reach any glory or fame, but their legacy of heavy rock riffs, raw leads, and tough attitude -- with a spacey Hawkwind-esque touch here and there -- helped them reach cult status among 70s rock fanatics." - Radiation Deluxe Series.

Artist: ALGARNAS TRADGARD
Title: Framtiden är ett svävande skepp, förankrat i forntiden
Format: Double LP
Label: Subliminal Sounds
Country: Sweden
Price: $45.00
2016 re-press. "Subliminal Sounds presents a vinyl reissue of Älgarnas Trädgårds 1972 debut album Framtiden är ett svävande skepp, förankrat i forntiden, a rare and totally flipped-out psychedelic underground space rock masterpiece from Sweden. The band name translates to "The Garden of the Elks" and the album title to "The Future Is a Hovering Ship, Anchored in the Past." A long, long time ago, long before our time, there was high-standing civilization on earth. It was then that the elks lived. In their garden was a huge generator of pink glass that radiated the four elements. It was a sort of primal force for everything that one might call God. These elks eventually learned to master the matter and then went into the astral transcendental plane. Since then nobody has seen them... This reissue is a facsimile deluxe re-release from the master tapes. Includes additional LP with previously unreleased recordings from the same time period. Features never before seen photos and liner notes by the band." - Subliminal Sounds.

Artist: AMM
Title: AMMMusic
Format: LP
Label: Black Truffle
Country: Australia
Price: $21.00
First vinyl reissue of the landmark 1967 debut album by AMM,AMMMusic. Remastered and cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin. Exact replica sleeve by Stephen OMalley. "Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of its recording in 1966, this reissue makes one of the cornerstones of the experimental music tradition available again in its original form, replete with Keith Rowes beautiful pop art cover and the terse aphorisms by the group that served as its original liner notes. A testament to the interaction between the experimental avant-garde and the countercultural underground, the album was originally released on Elektra, recorded by Jac Holzman (the labels founder, responsible for signing The Doors, Love, and The Stooges) and produced by DNA, a group that included Pink Floyds first manager, Peter Jenner (the title of Pink Floyds “Flaming” is a tribute to AMMs “Later During a Flaming Riviera Sunset”). Formed in 1965 by three players from the emerging British jazz avant-garde -- Keith Rowe and Lou Gare had played with the great progressive big band leader Mike Westbrook and Eddie Prévostplayed in a post-bop group with Gare -- AMM quickly evolved from a free jazz group into something decidedly more difficult to categorise. By the time these recordings were made, two more members had joined the group: another Westbrook associate, Lawrence Sheaff, and the radical composer Cornelius Cardew. Then at work on his masterpiece of graphic notation Treatise, Cardew brought with him extensive experience of the post-serialist and Cageian currents in contemporary composition. Using a combination of conventional instruments and unconventional methods of sound production (most famously Keith Rowes prepared tabletop guitar, but also prepared piano and transistor radio), the group performed improvised pieces often running for over two hours and ranging from extended periods of silence to terrifying cacophonies. OnAMMMusic, long tones sit next to abrasive thuds, the howl of uncontrolled feedback accompanies Cardews purposeful piano chords, radios beam in snatches of orchestral music. AMMs clearest break with jazz-based improvisation concerned the idea of individuality. Initially through an engagement with eastern philosophy and mysticism and later though a politicized communitarianism, AMM sought to develop a collective sonic identity in which individual contributions could barely be discerned. In the performances captured on AMMMusic the use of numerous auxiliary instruments and devices, including radios played by three members of the group, contribute to the sensation that the music is composed as a single monolithic object with multiple facets, rather than as an interaction between five distinct voices." --Francis Plagne.
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Artist: ANGEL FACE
Title: A Wild Odyssey + Sessions
Format: Double LP
Label: Cameleon
Country: France
Price: $31.00

“A reissue of a rare LP, originally released in 1985, "Wild Odyssey". The first LP consists of 8 tracks from the period 1976-1977, more or less in the vein of the Stooges, krautrock and Chrome. LP nr. 2 contains studio sessions from 1991/94. Presented here are 13 original songs in the style ofMC5, Motörhead and Steppenwolf. These tracks are previously unreleased on vinyl. This edition of 500 copies includes new artwork and remastered sound.” - Cameleon.


Artist: AYLER, ALBERT
Title: The First Recordings Vol. 1
Format: LP
Label: Jeanne Dielman
Country: Italy
Price: $23.00
“Recorded in Stockholm on October 25, 1962, this session is one of Albert Aylers earliest recordings, and features a European backing group he assembled during his brief stay in Sweden before returning to the States in 1963 and beginning his legendary run with ESP-Disk and Impulse! Though his genius is not yet fully formed, one can easily hear hes headed that direction, and this rare and long out-of-print recording is an essential piece of the history of one Americas most uniquely lyrical voices on the saxophone.” - Jeanne Dielman.

Artist: BARON, DEREK
Title: Crooked Dances
Format: LP
Label: Penultimate Press
Country: UK
Price: $26.00
"Penultimate Press is proud to present the debut vinyl release from Derek Baron. From Chicago, Illinois, now residing in Queens, New York, Barons work muses on the interior and exterior via explorations of history, memory, listening, domestic ambience and the collective understanding of sound as amorphous matter. Crooked Dances presents a series of Erik Saties piano works as played in a shared flat with various interruptions by those who also contribute to the electricity, water and internet bills. Limited to 300 copies. Crooked Dances comes in a high gloss sleeve designed by Maja Larson with bland photographs supplied by Baron. This is a melancholic, playful journey rooted firmly in the real." - Penultimate Press.

Artist: BEE MASK
Title: Canzoni Dal Laboratorio Del Silenzio Cosmico
Format: LP
Label: Spectrum Spools
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Edition of 500. In the nu-world order of neo-kosmiche "one man, a synth and a looper pedal" musicians, Chris Madak rises above the rest with an astounding body of work that has been brewing since the later half of the 00s. Canzoni Dal Laboratorio Del Silenzio Cosmico is an outstanding document in the long, complex, and complicated discography that is the Bee Mask project. A carefully and meticulously-composed album thats on par with the greats of electronics Lovely Music or INA-GRM catalogs. Straying from the current nature of improvised "one take" synthesizer music flooding the underground electronic community today, Chris has created an elaborate narrative which captivates and inspires the listeners imagination. "Canzoni" is a piece of work that soundtracks an event thats shrouded in mystery and beauty, at once larger than life in its grandeur and yet somewhat cryptic. Released as a limited edition cassette on Gift Tapes in 2010 and now where it should be on the longest surviving recorded format." - Spectrum Spools.
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Artist: BELL, SANDRA
Title: Dreams of Falling
Format: LP
Label: Straight to Video
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"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: BESOMBES RIZET
Title: Pôle
Format: LP
Label: Gonzai
Country: France
Price: $26.00
2016 repress. “This French psychedelic masterpiece by Philippe Besombes and Jean-Louis Rizet, originally released by Pôle Records in 1975, is a stunning piece of work created with synths of various kinds (VCS 3 AKS, Synthorchestra Farfisa, Mellotron 400, etc.), occasionally backed up by drums and other sounds. Lauded by artists like Julian Cope and Etienne Jaumet (Zombie Zombie) and diggers around the world, Pôle takes the listener on a trip like the gods of psychedelic music intended, from IRCAMs laboratories to German krautrock; from Faust to Cluster & Eno. The original double LP release is reissued here as a single LP (including download code for original album track "Synthi Soit-Il," absent from this LP). Pôle is ideal for a thorough shamanic journey without any new age namby-pamby. After previewing the opening track ("Haute Pression"), listeners might choose to enjoy the album while tripping, rediscovering that dark and fuzzy side of unknown 70s French avant-garde music.” - Gonzai.

Artist: BIRGÉ GORGÉ
Title: Avant Toute
Format: LP
Label: Souffle Continu
Country: France
Price: $25.00
“Have you ever imagined what a meeting between the Silver Apples and Sonny Sharrock would sound like? In 1974, Jean-Jacques Birgé, one of the first French synthesizer players (ARP 2600) along with Francis Gorgé, virtuoso guitarist, created some unique improvised pop music. The unreleased and flamboyant recordings featured on Avant Toute would be the source for the cult 1975 Défense de album by Birgé, Gorgé, Shiroc before founding Un Drame Musical Instantané with Bernard Vitet. Limited edition of 700 black & white vinyl. 350 gram sleeve. Obi Strip. Insert with photos and liner notes by Jean-Jacques Birgé & Francis Gorgé.” - Souffle Continu.

Artist: BIZARRE UPROAR
Title: Likainen Ehtoollinen
Format: LP
Label: Urashima
Country: Italy
Price: $25.00
"Urashima present a reissue of Bizarre Uproars Likainen Ehtoollinen, originally released on tape in 2008. Bizarre Uproar is a colossal phenomenon in Finnish harsh noise scene. Throughout the years, this artist has gradually taken the Bizarre Uproar concept to more and more extreme level. Wrapped in darkness, tight as second skin - Suffocating (like) latex mask. Likainen Ehtoollinen, originally released on Filth & Violence in 2008, is the purification in filth and violence, cleansed in flesh and blood that are shit and piss, enlightenment in everlasting ejaculation. New extremes in sonic bizarre domination. Pressed on 140 gram vinyl. Comes in a deluxe silver silkscreen on black cardboard sleeve with a black label and black inner sleeve. Includes double face insert. Edition of 199." - Urashima.

Artist: BODY SCULPTURES
Title: A Body Turns to Eden
Format: LP
Label: Posh Isolation
Country: Denmark
Price: $23.00
“The formative element is the collaborative pact between Swedens Northern Electronics and Denmarks Posh Isolation. The aesthetic singularity of the project is owed to the distinguished backgrounds of the five contributing artists. Each perspective entails a varying set of working methods and sonic preferences, though it is the sensitivity with which the diversity of these practices are framed in Body Sculptures that assures the project its own space. Jonas Rönnberg is the co-owner of Northern Electronics and is involved in the projects Ulwhednar (with Abdulla Rashim) and Dard Å Ranj Från Det Hebbershålska Samfundet. Erik Enocksson is a highly regarded Swedish composer who has scored countless independent productions. Frederikke Hoffmeiers industrial and experimental project Puce Mary has been the subject of much veneration in recent years. Ossian Ohlsson is from the industrial outfit Vit Fana. Loke Rahbek is the co-founder of Posh Isolation and a member of Damien Dubrovnik and Lust For Youth. The combinations of acoustic and electronic instrumentation, the soiled traces of genre, and the mixed modes of experimentation, are pitched here as an eternal requiem, letting the play between the projects orthodox and unorthodox methods reflect a sharp fatalism.” - Posh Isolation.
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Artist: BRADSHAW-LEATHER, DON
Title: Distance Between Us
Format: Double LP
Label: Distance
Country: Netherlands
Price: $38.00
"First vinyl reissue of this dark psych minimal masterpiece from 1972 ! In the Nurse With Wound list of influences. Exact reissue, deluxe gatefold sleeve with black inner sleeves." - Distance.
“Don Bradshaw-Leather was born 1948 in Essex, the son of middle-class Jewish parents. According to Bradshaw-Leathers sister, “[Don] grew with and into music more by genetic destiny than environmental consequence.” During the long, dark hangover of the Summer of Love, the classically-trained prodigy approached CBS Records with demo recordings. Though it seems incredible in hindsight, a forward-thinking A&R executive must have seen a potential revenue stream in Bradshaw-Leathers avant-classical noise. The artist was given a generous advance to record an album. DBLs sister fills in the blanks: “[Don] used the funds to create a large studio in Sussex with many instruments including an actual church organ. Here, on his own, without the use of any electronic sequencing, he recorded Distance Between Us using simply multitrack tape, layering each part of the composition.”
Upon hearing the product of their financial investment — four side-long tracks of blurry organ drones, frantic piano tinkling, and ritualistic percussion — CBS understandably got cold feet. The album was self-released on Bradshaw-Leathers own Distance imprint, a vanity label established for the sole purpose of releasing the album. Pressed in a tiny edition, mint condition copies of the album can fetch up to $500 at auction today. The double gatefold sleeve is full of mysteries, from the misspelling of “Bradshaw” (“Bradsham”), to the coal-blackened visage of the bohemian madman on the cover (DBL himself?), to the rear photo collage depicting the same madman accosting a nude woman. The music isnt any less mysterious; shapeless symphonies of smeared-out Mellotron, tribal drums, and wordless vocals. After swimming in the album for a little while, the absence of structure begins to seem utterly logical, and the album washes over like a peyote-induced Gothic fever dream. Don Bradshaw-Leather passed away in the 90s, making a reissue of this classic oddity seem increasingly less likely, though David Tibet of Current 93 has intermittently announced plans for a reissue on his own Coptic Cat label over the years. Its an inspired match. Heres hoping it comes to pass.” - Tiny Mix Tapes.

Artist: BROTZMANN/PARKER/DRAKE
Title: Song Sentimentale
Format: LP
Label: Otoroku
Country: UK
Price: $27.00
"Song Sentimentale, featuring unique material on each format, was recorded on January 27-29, 2015, at Cafe OTO. Song Sentimentale, featuring unique material on each format, was recorded on January 27-29, 2015, at Cafe OTO. was recorded on January 27-29, 2015, at Cafe OTO. Outside of the 2CD release Never Too Late But Always Too Early (2003) there has been scant documentation of one of the most dynamic pairings in all free jazz. Song Sentimentale rectifies this anomaly with a full-blown audio account of the breathtaking communicative heights obtained by these three legends of the living. Over three nights in January 2015, the trio seduced a winter-worn crowd with the kind of organic interplay only these three can conjure. Warm and urgent, the material unveils a wide range of techniques and emotions. This is music on the edge of itself; a living, breathing and existing force documented for repeated visits. Peter Brötzmann - tenor saxophone, B flat clarinet, tarogato; William Parker - double bass, guembri, shakuhachi, shenai; Hamid Drake - drums, frame drum, voice. Recorded Live at Cafe OTO on the 27th, 28th and 29th of January 2015." - Otoroku.

Artist: BURNIN RED IVANHOE
Title: M 144
Format: Double LP
Label: Shadoks
Country: Germany
Price: $60.00
"Shadoks Music present the first ever reissue of Burnin Red Ivanhoes M 144, originally released in 1969. Burnin Red Ivanhoe is a Danish progressive rock band which was formed by Karsten Vogel in 1967 in Copenhagen, Denmark. After a couple of years touring, the band were signed by the Sonet label in 1969 and released their debut album M 144. In the UK, the groups record distribution was done by Dandelion Records after John Peel heard their debut album and receiving some positive write-ups in the Melody Maker. After several albums, the group split in 1974 with Karsten Vogel forming Secret Oyster. M 144 is one of the earliest (if not the earliest) progressive rock albums of Scandinavia and certainly of Denmark (along with Culpeppers Orchards self-titled released 1971). Resolutely rock in spirit, the album oscillates between the blues, soul, jazz (or more likely jazz-rock) and many more folkloric styles, without actually being "folky". The blues-rock and strong psych-folk influence is demonstrated in most of the shorter tracks. Considering the band had been together for two years prior to recording M 144, its not surprising that they had enough material to fill a double album. Presented in a heavy gatefold cover with the original pop-up sleeve. Includes a printed inner sleeve and a two-page insert with extensive liner notes and many unseen photos. 180 gram vinyl. Edition of 600." - Shadoks.

Artist: CAL
Title: Homegrown
Format: LP
Label: Out-Sider
Country: Spain
Price: $27.00
"Out-Sider present the first reissue of Homegrown (1982) by Cal. This is a totally under-the-radar US private pressing from 1982 with 60s and 70s influenced psychedelic hard-rock full of distorted guitar and freaky synths with some mellowed-out folky moments. Cal - also known as "Cal Rock & Roll" - was a band formed in the mid 70s in New York by some veteran musicians from the club scene. The band is made up of Larry Calabrese on guitar & vocals, Andy Barone on bass, Jerry Joly on drums/vocals and Jeffrey Gaer on keyboards. Famous for their powerful live shows - one of their stellar moments was opening for Leslie West and Mountain - Cal secured a faithful fan base, especially among the biker crowd. In 1980, they recorded Homegrown, their only album. As the title suggests, it was self-produced by the band and recorded by Larry at his 8-track home studio. But unlike other similar private albums, theres nothing amateur here. This is a perfectly recorded & played effort, featuring well-crafted songs. Theres lot of loud distorted guitar, Hammond, analog synths and some Doors influence on the vocals, especially on the lysergic "Couragous Cat". Homegrown was released in 1982 in an edition of 2000, most of which were discarded due to pressing faults. Also, the album was mastered at lower speed. This reissue has remastered sound with corrected pitch/speed. Soon after, Larry met Todd Rundgren at a recording studio and he expressed interest in the band and some of their songs. Famous record label Sugarhill were also interested in adding Cal to their roster but nothing came of it in the end. So Homegrown vanished into obscurity until some original copies were discovered by psych dealers and collectors in the 90s. "Despite the 1982 release date, this upstate NY album feels like vintage 70s stoner music, its mostly mild hard-rock with some psych and prog moves" -- Aaron Milenski (The Acid Archives) File next to other psych misfits such like T Kail, D.R. Hooker, Marcus, Michael Angelo. Insert with detailed liner notes and rare photos." - Out-Sider.

Artist: CALHAU!
Title: U
Format: LP
Label: Kraak
Country: Belgium
Price: $27.00
"A true gem from the Portuguese underground. Sparse electronics blended with mystic vocalism -- think Ghédalia Tazartes or Diamanda Galás. Deep in the Portuguese underground, Calhau! constructs an absurd universe in which nightmares, rural Catholic mysticism, and surrealist spirituality play the lead role. Performance, movie, and music contribute to one melancholic and cruel whole. The music is deeply rooted in Roman mysticism, using the dark hand of alchemy to beseech the insane 21st century. The duo sounds like an updated version of Ghédalia Tazartes and Throbbing Gristle, blending tape collages and sparse electronics, not unlike the PAN back catalog. First and foremost, Calhau! are their own island, at the point where Old Europe disappears into the sea. Ú is their third album. The A-side builds upon five song particles, in which a grotesque voice floats over hard samples and rough electronics. The voice sings in Portuguese, or Latin, maybe French, or Mongolian throat singing. Vom Grills gurgles could be a reference. Side B is a re-release of the limited 2014 mini-CD A Corte DUrubu. Its one long droney piece, a result of a collaboration with a choir, recorded on the Portuguese coast. The composition is a loose interpretation of Gregorian pieces, like Stabat Mater and Veni Creator Spiritus, mixing choral works with gritty synths and sinister opera. With Ú, Calhau! establish their status as the most talented duo of the Portuguese avant-garde." - Kraak.

Artist: CÜRTEN, GREGOR & ANSELM ROGMANS
Title: Planes
Format: LP
Label: Wah Wah
Country: Spain
Price: $21.00
“Wah Wah Records proudly presents a luxury vinyl reissue of this rare 1974 private pressing. Cool long electronic experiments splitted in two tracks, one on each side. Recorded in one take and offering an astounding combination of synth drones, wordless vocals, ambiental electric organ and ethereal guitar arpeggios. An outstanding work that moves away of the more classical kraut cosmische sounds to walk darker paths, yet retaining some early Kluster reminiscences. The Wah Wah reissue comes to life thanks to the cooperation of Gregor Cürten himself, this new LP and the 2012 CD release on Entracte are the only legit reissues of this great lost piece of kraut music history. Dont be fooled by imitations! Limited to only 500 copies. Remastered sound and featuring a postcards with liner notes.” - Wah Wah.
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Artist: CHARLIES
Title: Jail Sessions
Format: LP
Label: Shadoks
Country: Germany
Price: $41.00
"2015 release. Shadoks Music presents Jail Sessions from Finish legends, Charlies, recorded in 1969 and 1970. This album was recorded in 1969 and 1970 in Charlies rehearsal room, a "drunk tank" at the local jail. Since Kari Lehtinens father (later on known simply by the nickname, Pitkä) was the local police officer, the band could use this room for playing and recording. After Charlies finished Musiikkia Elokuvasta Julisteiden Liimaajat (SHAD 163LP, 1970), they got a lot of positive feedback, but they never thought the final product sounded right. Pitkä (bass) and Eero (guitars) spent a lot of time considering how to deliver a much harder sounding album as a follow-up, representing the true Charlies spirit. They got the chance to make a new album, Buttocks (1970), which was released by the famous Love Records label. The result again was only as good as the budget resources provided. Although in the end, the album Buttocks gained a good, hard reputation, they were never content with it. One night Pitkä said: "Eero, we should have made our album from your tapes, the result would have been much different." Jail Sessions is a recording from those tapes, the sound the band was happy with. Much heavier in sound, amazing electric guitar, 100% pure heavy underground sound. After 45 years this Charlies album comes out as the band wanted it to sound like with many alternative versions of songs from the Buttocks album and unknown songs as well. 180 gram vinyl. Comes in a heavy sleeve with a printed inner sleeve, a four-page insert and an A2 poster. Edition of 500 (numbered)." - Shadoks.

Artist: CHERRY, NAPOLEON
Title: Walk Alone
Format: LP
Label: Music From Memory
Country: Netherlands
Price: $20.00
"The subject of Music From Memorys fifth compilation is the elusive and mysterious Philadelphian musician Napoleon Cherry (aka Cool Waters). Oddball funk biz! In the late 80s and early 90s Cherry privately released two LPs and an EP, which form the basis of this retrospective, alongside a previously unreleased cut, "When You Had the Chance," which was released as a 12" in 2015 by US label Peoples Potential Unlimited. Recorded with a very DIY aesthetic and a strong presence of gospel and RnB, Cherrys unique take on soul and funk music reflects a rawness that stands in contrast to the slick, over-produced soul of that era. With appearances by jazz musicians including the late celebrated saxophonist Byard Lancaster, who coincidentally also played with MFMs previous compilation subject Vito Ricci (MFM 005LP), Cherrys music seems to defy any clear categorization. From cocktail jazz funk to intergalactic synth workouts to melancholy bedroom soul, his use of synths and drum computers, though perhaps unknowingly, also seems to strongly echo elements of early house music." - Music From Memory.

Artist: CHRISTIANSEN, HENNING
Title: Requiem of Art fluxorum organum II Opus 50
Format: LP
Label: Penultimate Press
Country: UK
Price: $29.00
"Requiem of Art Fluxorum organum II Opus 50 was first issued in 1973 by Edition Schellmann alongside Schottische Symphonie with Joseph Beuys. This is the authoritative version of one of the greatest works by the late Henning Christiansen (1932-2008), Danish composer and Fluxus artist, presented with the full cooperation with the Henning Christiansen estate. 180-gram LP in spot-varnished sleeve with a four-page high-gloss booklet containing the complete score. Edition of 700." - Penultimate Press.
"In the summer of 1969 we made a collective film The Search on the heath in Jutland, Denmark. Henning Christiansen made on site field recordings for the individual scenes with Peter Sakse as sound master. The music was first time used during the performance at the festival Strategy: Gets Art exhibition organised by Richard Demarco at Edinburgh College of Art, on August 21, 1970 with Joseph Beuys and Henning Christiansen. Henning Christiansen sampled the field recording into the organ music from Eurasienstab. He gave this composition subsequently the title Requiem of Art fluxorum organum II Opus 50. That means a requiem over the role of art in the 1960s." --Ursula Reuter Christiansen, Møn, Denmark, October 20, 2015.

Artist: CRAIG, IAN WILLIAM
Title: Meaning Turns to Whispers
Format: LP
Label: Aguirre
Country: Belgium
Price: $24.00
"Aguirre Records present Ian William Craigs Meaning Turns to Whispers. Ian is a trained opera singer and painter out of Vancouver, Canada. Over the last few years he has proved to be one of the most original artists active in the ambient/experimental genre. His debut A Turn Of Breath (2014) and the follow-up, Cradle For The Wanting (2015) received high acclaim. Meaning Turns to Whispers is a combination of piano improvisations and FM feedback loops, recorded over various winters from 2009 to 2011 and edited down, manipulated and degraded to reveal some of their hidden spaces. The discreet piano layers mixed with waves of white noise are intriguing making you long for more. Meaning Turns to Whispers is a record rooted in a gorgeous neo-classical tradition, but totally fucked up by tape manipulations that made it anything but pretty. For Craig, the use of reel-to-reels is a way of decaying sentimentality: any time his music has come too close to meeting his expectations, he uproots it, creating impervious walls or bursts of modest but stupefying noise. In choice moments on Meaning, you can hear Craig trying to imagine the lived lives of his inanimate instruments; you hear him beam down on the piano, its wooden infrastructure revealed, sounding like it has its own set of motivations. "I was living with my sister in Edmonton, and during the ridiculously cold winter, I gutted her piano and micd it up in a whole bunch of weird ways. I recorded probably twenty hours of material, and after listening to it I was amazed at how much it sounded like sentimental crap. At that point I was really trying to express something, and afterwards I thought the only way through would be to destroy the recordings, and thats what Meaning Turns To Whispers is. Its completely mangled to remove that struggle for expression. I realized at the end of that album that I didnt want to express, I just wanted to explore." Mastered by Sean McCann at Recital. Lacquer cut by Christoph Grote-Beverborg at Dubplates & Mastering. Edition of 500." - Aguirre.

Artist: CRETINNVILL
Title: Requiem X
Format: CDR
Label: Ammolraga Tapes
Country: Japan
Price: $12.00
Edition of 36 copies. Cretinnvill is Nobu/Wataru Kasahara.

"Nobu Kasahara is perhaps better known as Wataru Kasahara, a visual artist whose point of organ, scatological and obsessive work inhabits the same putrefaction as Dernier Cri or the material art of Andy Bolus. As Embudagonn 108, Kasahara has expelled a curious catalog of sounds - shortwave, room event, organ malfunction.... Embudagonn 108 confuses, infuriates and incites the listener towards action.... Kasaharas work features the same arch nihilism on display in Violent Onsen Geisha...." - Vitrine.

"I listen to various music. I am not so interested in a lot of stylized drone music and the harsh noises. These sounds are agreeable. I keep away ease. I want to stimulate the sense by uncomfortable. I am not basically interested in drone music and the harsh noises though there is exceptions such as Hermann Nitsch and I.Dumitrescu. These are music that pierces, is moved to karma, and purifies it and is repeated. However, I like music that the uniqueness of the brain of the person who makes the sound can be looked and know. They think that they fight unconsciously against karma by the peculiar brain. Selten Gehorte Musik. Caroliner Rainbow. Psycodrama. Suckdog. Costes. Sarenco. Wolf Vostell. Wild Man Fischer. J.S. Bach. Colette Magny. The Ritualistic School Of Errors. Hovlakin. Zurich 1916. They are making the work that demonstrates the primitive magic of music though music is dismantled. And, they are a one and only people not to flatter nobody. Their music gives me courage." - Wataru Kasahara (VICE interview).

Artist: DOG LADY ISLAND
Title: Dolor Aria
Format: Cass
Label: Alien Passengers
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
“A plateau in the desert of memory, a post in the monotony of time.” - Alien Passengers.
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Artist: EGG, EGGS
Title: Little Sickie: First Signs of Infection
Format: LP
Label: Feeding Tube
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"The A-side is a live recording of a very special Turners Falls performance, at which singer David Russell literally called it in on Skype. Many audience members remarked how much more relaxing (not to mention relaxed) the band seemed without Mr. Russell in their midst. And that may or may not be, but this here is definite sonic evidence that the band played real well without Davids physical hectoring. Lauri McNamara also calls in her electronic rinkery, but the rest of em - Ted, Scott, Sophie, Jen and Brett - provide a wiggling backdrop of nudist/dada minimalism. Shorn of all clothes, the four played in semi-darkness on an array of gadgets that would have made James Bond green with envy. None of the devices can actually be named here, since patents on all of them are pending, but you can hear their beauty. A sprong here, a plonk there, and above it all - a withering dither. The flip was recorded at the old Feeding Tube store with Olivia, Sophie, Scott, Ted and David, all fully dressed, and playing like they were a circle of overwound mechanical toys. Whats it like being ready to pop? Just give this a spin and youll know more than you ever dreamed possible. And thats what they call Little Sickie." -- Byron Coley (2016)

Artist: EMBUDAGONN 108
Title: Psycho-Kinetic Folk Songs
Format: CDR
Label: Ammolraga Tapes
Country: Japan
Price: $12.00
Very limited hand-assembled release from 2004. 1998-99 recordings.
"Nobu Kasahara is perhaps better known as Wataru Kasahara, a visual artist whose point of organ, scatological and obsessive work inhabits the same putrefaction as Dernier Cri or the material art of Andy Bolus. As Embudagonn 108, Kasahara has expelled a curious catalog of sounds - shortwave, room event, organ malfunction.... Embudagonn 108 confuses, infuriates and incites the listener towards action.... Kasaharas work features the same arch nihilism on display in Violent Onsen Geisha...." - Vitrine.

"I listen to various music. I am not so interested in a lot of stylized drone music and the harsh noises. These sounds are agreeable. I keep away ease. I want to stimulate the sense by uncomfortable. I am not basically interested in drone music and the harsh noises though there is exceptions such as Hermann Nitsch and I.Dumitrescu. These are music that pierces, is moved to karma, and purifies it and is repeated. However, I like music that the uniqueness of the brain of the person who makes the sound can be looked and know. They think that they fight unconsciously against karma by the peculiar brain. Selten Gehorte Musik. Caroliner Rainbow. Psycodrama. Suckdog. Costes. Sarenco. Wolf Vostell. Wild Man Fischer. J.S. Bach. Colette Magny. The Ritualistic School Of Errors. Hovlakin. Zurich 1916. They are making the work that demonstrates the primitive magic of music though music is dismantled. And, they are a one and only people not to flatter nobody. Their music gives me courage." - Wataru Kasahara (VICE interview).

Artist: FANCY GOODS, LES
Title: Gloria/Get Off Of My Cloud/I Can Only Give You Everything/Under My Thumb
Format: 7"
Label: Cameleon
Country: France
Price: $9.00
"Reissue 500 copies of this extremely rare EP, some copies with no sleeves are pressed in 1967 on JBP label. Great covers of ROLLING STONES & THEM." - Cameleon.


Artist: FERRARO, JAMES
Title: Rerex
Format: Triple LP
Label: Aguirre
Country: Belgium
Price: $24.00
"Aguirre Records present a reissue and the first vinyl release of James Ferraros Rerex, originally released in 2009. James Ferraro is an experimental musician, composer and virtual atmospherist born in Bronx, New York. Ferraro has released material under a wide array of aliases, and was a member of the Californian two-piece avant-garde project The Skaters. His album Far Side Virtual (2011) was chosen as "Album of the Year" by the UKs Wire Magazine in 2011. Ferraro has been producing small runs of releases on cassette, CD-R, and VHS with a wide variety of styles all representing different dreams of a demonic mind tower spanning from freak flesh bodybuilder atmospheres to ambient modern world/psych. First on New Age Tapes and later on MuscleWork Inc., self-run cassette/CD-R labels primarily used for releasing small runs of his solo work. In the summer of 2009, Ferraro composed and recorded the "Summer Headrush Series" in Antwerp, Belgium for Musclework Inc. The series is loosely based on visualizations that came to mind while receiving self-induced hypocapnia (aka, choking oneself) or as its commonly called "free fall". The albums being representatives of the free fall head space. Other albums from the Headrush Series are: Body Fusion 1 and 2, iAsia, Wild World, Son of Dracula and Hacker Track. The Rerex album is vintage hypnagogic Ferraro and with its length (almost three hours), it may be considered a "magnum opus" of his. Using cheap casio keyboards, loops, effects and difficult to trace samples, Ferraro creates a slightly haunting but oh-so beautiful musical world. Please use headphones for a dynamic HD headphone experience. Artwork by James Ferraro. Mastered and lacquer cut by Christoph Grote-Beverborg at Dubplates & Mastering. Lay-out by Jeroen Wille. Edition of 500." - Aguirre.

Artist: FLYNT, HENRY
Title: Graduation
Format: Double LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $29.00
"HENRY FLYNT took a high-brow approach to so-called low-brow music. Combining sounds from his native North Carolina with an avant-garde sensibility honed in New York Citys loft scene in the 1960s, Flynt created what he describes as "new American ethnic music." As a student of Hindustani singer Pandit Pran Nath alongside La Monte Young and Terry Riley, an associate of the Fluxus movement, and even a live collaborator with the Velvet Underground, Flynt was a part of one of the 20th centurys richest art and music milieus. Graduation, recorded between 1975 and 1979, was meant to be the debut of his avant-garde hillbilly music. The albums title track is a slow, twisted ballad that unfolds like a funeral dream over dirge-like country riffs. "Celestial Power," the albums 20-minute closing track, is an entrancing minimalist composition performed strictly with oscillating vibrato guitar. As Flynt explains, "I aspire to a beauty which is ecstatic and perpetual, while at the same time being concretely human and emotionally profound." Shelved upon its completion in 1980, Graduation was not released until after the turn of the century. In 2013, it still sounds years ahead of its time. Includes digital download card." -Superior Viaduct.
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Artist: GATE & CONTROL UNIT
Title: The Album
Format: LP
Label: 8mm
Country: Italy
Price: $16.00
"New official full length studio album by Micheal Morleys Gate, joined here by Ninni Morgia and Silvia Kastels Control Unit! Six hallucinatory tracks of free noise blast, abstract electronics and industrial landscapes. A radical new effort by two projects at the apex of their creative power. Cover Art is a painting by Morley himself. Limited to 300 copies"
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Artist: GAUTHIER, PATRICK
Title: Bebe Godzilla
Format: LP
Label: Souffle Continu
Country: France
Price: $25.00
Last copies. RSD 2016 release. Transparent blue LP in 350-gram matte sleeve with obi strip. Limited edition of 1000. "Patrick Gauthier, keyboardist in legendary French prog bands Heldon, Magma, and Weidorje, recorded his 1981 debut album, Bébé Godzilla, with an impressive cast of guest musicians including Richard Pinhas (guitar, Moog, mix), Christian Vander (drums), Bernard Paganotti (electric bass), François Auger (drums), and Didier Batard (electric bass), to name just a few. The result is an outstanding mixture of electronics, powerful zeuhl, and jazz-rock dominated by synthesizers. This is the first vinyl reissue of Bébé Godzilla. Reissued under license from Patrick Gauthier and Richard Pinhas." - Souffle Continu.

Artist: GIBSON, JON
Title: Visitations
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"Since the mid-1960s, Jon Gibson has played a key role in the development of American avant-garde music. No other artist has performed in the world premieres of Terry Rileys In C, Steve Reichs Drumming, and Philip Glasss Einstein on the Beach, three major works that changed the course of musical history. While his expertise on woodwind instruments made Gibson a go-to collaborator in Reichs, Glasss, and La Monte Youngs ensembles, less known are his remarkable contributions as a composer and visual artist. Visitations, Gibsons first release under his own name, originally appeared on the Chatham Square imprint in 1973. Inspired by the books of Carlos Castaneda, Gibson departs from the structured repetition of his minimalist peers and takes the listener on an aural journey -- spanning organic field recordings, ambient flutes and synthesizers, and free-flowing textures. Visitations two side-long tracks are at once solemn and unsettling, making this an astonishing debut that firmly establishes Gibson as a pioneer in his own right. This first-time vinyl reissue is recommended for fans of Cluster, Harold Budd, and Phill Niblock." - Superior Viaduct.
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Artist: GOLDMAN, VIVIEN
Title: Resolutionary (Songs 1979-1982)
Format: LP
Label: Staubgold
Country: Germany
Price: $21.00
"Theres a myth about music critics according to which they are frustrated wannabe performers. Evidence to the contrary: Vivien Goldman. The London-born, New York-based Goldman is one of the foremost chroniclers of the perfect storm of reggae, punk, hip hop, and Afrobeat, but between 1979 and 1982, she was also a working musician, creating songs that, years later, would be sampled by The Roots and Madlib. These rare girl grooves are now collected for the first time on Resolutionary, covering Goldmans first three musical formations; first as a member of experimental British new wavers The Flying Lizards, next as a solo artist with her single "Launderette" featuring post-punk luminaries, and then as half of the Parisian duo Chantage with Afro-Parisian chanteuse Eve Blouin. Goldmans eclectic musical crew included PiLs John Lydon, Keith Levene, and Bruce Smith; avant-gardists Steve Beresford and David Toop; The Raincoats Vicky Aspinall; the mighty Robert Wyatt; Zaires Jerry Malekani; Manu Dibangos guitarist; Viv Albertine, then of Goldmans good friends The Slits; and dubmaster Adrian Sherwood, who produced the majority of these tracks. Goldman sang in a lilting, clear-toned soprano honed during childhood. She began her singing career in the late 70s, doing backup with Neneh Cherry and Ari Up (The Slits) on Sherwood records by reggae artists including Prince Far I. Goldman was grooving to the innovations of dub. The contrast between Goldmans high, lilting tones and the deep rumble of the bass is a hallmark of all her work, giving a haunting frisson of sex and alienation to songs like The Flying Lizards "The Window." Reggae had been her London soundtrack, but after moving to Paris in the early 80s, she absorbed music from Africa, an interplay audible in exultant Chantage tracks like "Its Only Money," a mix of steelpan, African soukous guitar, and sobbing Romani violin riding ferocious funk. As the 1990s began, Goldman moved to Manhattan and became New York Universitys "Punk Professor," teaching original courses on punk, Bob Marley, David Bowie, and Fela Kuti. But she never stopped singing and writing songs. Chicks on Speed released a later cut, "7 Days," on their 2006 Girl Monster compilation (COSR 033CD). Her house 12" records with artists including Berlins Moritz von Oswald are compiled on LPs. Goldman has also co-written tracks with Massive Attack, Coldcut, Ryuichi Sakamoto, and Luscious Jackson. Early in 2016, she performed dub readings onstage with Bostons Berklee Marley Ensemble. Her multimedia beat goes on." - Staubgold.

Artist: GROSSKOPF, HARALD
Title: Synthestist
Format: LP
Label: Bureau B
Country: Germany
Price: $23.00
"Harald Grosskopf was in his early twenties when LSD blew [his] reality away, as he recalls. Born in Hildesheim in 1949, he had previously drummed in fairly conventional rock bands, most recently for Wallenstein. Their label-boss Rolf-Ulrich Kaiser was fond of facilitating jam sessions for musicians on his Ohr und Pilz label, often supplying his cosmic couriers with LSD (unbeknown to them, on occasion). In one such session, the drug inspired something of an epiphany in Grosskopf: There I was playing the drums when, in the midst of my euphoria, I realized that I had been imitating other drummers. Suddenly a voice spoke to me: stop trying to sound like Billy Cobham or Ginger Baker. From that moment on I felt liberated, free to drum without having to shine in a particular role. Having discovered his own musical identity, Harald Grosskopf understood that a standard rock combo was not the ideal conduit through which to express it. Grosskopf: I was completely in thrall to electronic music and the total freedom that it offered. This was the music I wanted to create. I knew it would be a success, the energy levels were so high. Grosskopf consequently left Wallenstein. I fell into a hole at first, wondering what I was going to do. So I sold my prized drum kit and used the money to buy a guitar, amp and echo device. A few days later, the doorbell rang. It was Manuel Göttsching, on his way back to Berlin from a tour of France. They knew each other from Berlins electronic scene and recording sessions for the likes of Ash Ra Tempel. Göttsching invited Grosskopf to sign up for his new project Ashra and the rest is history: Ashra (Grosskopf, Gottsching, Lutz Ulbrich alias Luul) released a series of successful albums in the years that followed. It was not until the summer of 1979, however, that he finally felt ready to release a solo album. Synthesist comprises eight instrumentals, recorded largely by Grosskopf on his own. His melodies, carried along by synthesizers and drums, were reminiscent of works by Berlin electronic friends such as Klaus Schulze and Tangerine Dream, as well as those cosmic sessions of the early 1970s -- yet each melody retains a unique timbre. Synthesist is thus regarded as a classic by electronic music enthusiasts all over the world, evoking a thrilling musical era of the past with equal capacity to excite today." - Christoph Dallach.

Artist: GUSTAFSSON, MATS
Title: Piano Mating
Format: LP
Label: Blue Tapes and X-Ray
Country: UK
Price: $31.00
"Clear 180-gram LP in screenprinted sleeve. Limited edition of 500. The two side-long pieces on Mats Gustafssons Piano Mating sound like two holes puncturing the fabric of reality; holes that disobey laws of time and space; black holes, even. The pieces are pure, simple-sounding, slowly ascending drones that feel convincingly like conveyor belts for the soul. X-Ray Records asked Gustafsson to compose an album using an instrument with which hed never recorded before. He responded with one of the most bizarre instruments ever, the Dubreq PianoMate. Its a synthesizer from the 1970s designed to be operated in conjunction with a piano, but Gustafsson here manipulates the machine on its own to wring out strange, expressive sonic prayers. "Microtonal electronic maracas is perhaps an apt description," says Gustafsson. "It is just a totally different beast compared to anything else I ever played. The PianoMate does whatever it wants really. But I can control pitch and volume and detune it while playing. The microtonal clusters that it offers are highly inspirational to work with and really something that is quite hard to achieve on the saxophones. And I just love the sound of it. That color really kicks my mind and ass." Compositionally, Gustafsson let the unique restrictions and limited tonal palette of the PianoMate guide him rather than attempting to bend the unwieldy instrument to his will. "Making this music was a lot about creating a specific state of mind. Letting the music take over," he explains. "Letting the sounds create the music. Slow. Listening for it and going for it. Never pushing it. Hard to describe, actually. And of course, part of the mystery of it all." Although he admits he rarely listens back to his recordings once hes finished with them, Gustafsson says that Piano Mating has brought something new and indefinable to his iconoclastic music. "I really hear very different things every time I listen back to these recordings. I found them still very surprising and, funnily enough, very inspirational to me. In my sax playing, I get a lot of inspiration from listening to the PianoMate. I love my PianoMate! -- there should be one in every household!!!" - Blue Tapes and X-Ray.
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Artist: HAMLET
Title: Linnanherra
Format: LP
Label: Shadoks
Country: Germany
Price: $41.00
"2014 release. Shadoks Music present a reissue of Hamlets only album Linnanherra (1977). Hamlet formed as Survival in 1973 and played many concerts in Finland. The highlight for the band was during in 1977 when the small town country boys got to make their first album, Linnanherra. They were booked at the best studio in Finland, Finnvox in Helsinki, together with the British sound technician Ian Churches. The producer wanted them to change their names to Hamlet for a better sale point (given the new outfit on the cover). The band never agreed but the Discovox label released the album under the new name with a new medieval outfit on the cover. This extremely rare Finnish progressive rock album was later withdrawn by the label. Linnanherra was the only album the band recorded. The music might go in a similar direction that Finnish Session, heavy psych progressive rock, heavy lead guitars all over, great songs and very well produced. Personnel: Jouko Nykter - vocals; Hannu Nykter - guitar, vocals; Jouni Limingoja - bass, vocals; Harri Kannel - guitar; Kalle Kähkönen - drums. This album is rare as gold dust, a really cool heavy album. 180 gram vinyl. Comes in a heavy gatefold sleeve with a two-page insert. Edition of 500 (numbered)." - Shadoks.

Artist: HENRY & HAZEL SLAUGHTER
Title: Freeform Crawlin
Format: Cass
Label: American Tapes
Country: USA
Price: $6.50
"new recordings in FREE FORM style, welcome to a strange and entangled living yo...color covers, edition of 40 numbered" - American Tapes.
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Artist: IGNATZ
Title: The Drain
Format: LP
Label: Feeding Tube
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"For the last decade, Belgian guitarist Bram Devens has been releasing solo recordings under the name Ignatz. A couple of cassettes have come out in the States, but most of his releases have been elusive imports. Thus, we have taken it upon ourselves to do a public service and release a domestic version of an LP that will appear on the (K-RAAK-K) label in Belgium. This must be something like the sixth or seventh studio album Ignatz has cut, and its a remarkably solid slab of mysto-folk/blues invention. There are more vocals than noted on previous Ignatz slabs weve encountered, and they manage to remind us of everyone from early Townes Van Zandt (The Watertower) to Karen Dalton covering Play with Fire (People in This Town). The way Brams voice lazily combines with the loose guitar playing sometimes makes the album sound like a mutant hybrid of early Jandek and mid-period Hurley. The rhythms and melodies go in and out of focus with a beautiful irregularity that demonstrate them to be the work of a true original. Playing what sounds like a mix of acoustic and lightly amped guitars, Ignatz hits Krazy Kat square in the bean with this one. And we all see stars. Tell Officer Pup the news." --Byron Coley, 2016. Limited edition of 500.

Artist: IRON CLAW
Title: S/T
Format: Double LP
Label: Rockadrome
Country: USA
Price: $32.00
2016 repress. "Early 70s Scottish underground heavy rock recordings from this group who were stomping around the UK with the likes of Black Sabbath, Hackensack, Pink Fairies, Juicy Lucy and others from the time, but never released a proper album. Their name was taken from the first line in King Crimsons song 21st Century Schizoid Man. In the beginning, Iron Claw probably became the worlds first Black Sabbath tribute band, as they incorporated the entire first Black Sabbath LP and single into their set. As they went on, their live sets included many originals as well as covers such as War Pigs, Fairies Wear Boots, Wicked World, Green Manalishi and Lady Whisky. This collection of sixteen original studio recordings documents their existence from 1970 thru 1974 and was re-mastered for vinyl by Tony Reed and includes lyrics, liner notes and photos. Housed in heavy gatefold cover with a 12" x 12" insert and an 11" x 17" poster inside. Will appeal to those into heavy psych, hard rock, downer rock and proto-metal sounds from bands like Jerusalem, Necromandus, May Blitz, Hard Stuff, Budgie, Hackensack, Ancient Grease, Incredible Hog, and Leaf Hound." -Rockadrome.

Artist: JOKERS WILD
Title: Liquid Giraffe
Format: LP
Label: Shadoks
Country: Germany
Price: $44.00
"2016 repress, originally released in 2013. "Jokers Wild recorded three singles between 1967 and 1969 in Minnesota but the complete album Liquid Giraffe was never released. Starting as a five man band most of the material was recorded by the three main members: Lonnie Knight, Denny Johnson, and Pete Huber. Later Lonnie Knight became guitarist of The Litter for a while but he returned to Jokers Wild. What a powerful band this is. Huge amp stacks guaranteed a wall of sound on stage. Double bass drum, cool outfits, they must have been been great on stage. Damin Eih, A.L.K., and Brother Clark wrote: In 67 I saw two local bands that again amped up the juice, The Litter and Jokers Wild. Both bands played original music and had excellent psychedelic-raved guitar players, Zippy Caplan (Litter) and Lonnie Knight (Jokers Wild). That brought everything to a new level. Heavy underground rock with great composed songs, fuzz guitars, speedy drums and tight bass lines. If you think The Litter is the one you should listen to Jokers Wild. 500 numbered copies on 180 gram vinyl, in a heavy sleeve." -Shadoks.

Artist: KASAHARA, WATARU
Title: Mythos
Format: CDR
Label: Erinyes
Country: Japan
Price: $12.00
Very limited 2012 release of recordings from 2003-10. Xeroxed covers in jewel cases. "Nobu Kasahara is perhaps better known as Wataru Kasahara, a visual artist whose point of organ, scatological and obsessive work inhabits the same putrefaction as Dernier Cri or the material art of Andy Bolus. As Embudagonn 108, Kasahara has expelled a curious catalog of sounds - shortwave, room event, organ malfunction.... Embudagonn 108 confuses, infuriates and incites the listener towards action.... Kasaharas work features the same arch nihilism on display in Violent Onsen Geisha...." - Vitrine.

"I listen to various music. I am not so interested in a lot of stylized drone music and the harsh noises. These sounds are agreeable. I keep away ease. I want to stimulate the sense by uncomfortable. I am not basically interested in drone music and the harsh noises though there is exceptions such as Hermann Nitsch and I.Dumitrescu. These are music that pierces, is moved to karma, and purifies it and is repeated. However, I like music that the uniqueness of the brain of the person who makes the sound can be looked and know. They think that they fight unconsciously against karma by the peculiar brain. Selten Gehorte Musik. Caroliner Rainbow. Psycodrama. Suckdog. Costes. Sarenco. Wolf Vostell. Wild Man Fischer. J.S. Bach. Colette Magny. The Ritualistic School Of Errors. Hovlakin. Zurich 1916. They are making the work that demonstrates the primitive magic of music though music is dismantled. And, they are a one and only people not to flatter nobody. Their music gives me courage." - Wataru Kasahara (VICE interview).

Artist: KHUNNT
Title: Failures
Format: LP + CD
Label: Riot Season
Country: UK
Price: $25.00
"Since 2006, Khünnt have fervently explored the boundaries of esoteric music, from minimalist noise, cack-rock and ESP screams to live improvisation, fog-beat and psychedelic city mantra. Khünnt is: John-Michael Hedley - Bass Guitar; Matthew Baty - Drums; Adam Ian Sykes, Richard Dawson, Sam Grant - Guitar; Stephen Palmer - Vocals, Synth. Members of Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, Blown Out & Richard Dawson. To celebrate their 10 year anniversary, Khünnt present new material on Riot Season titled Failures. Failures will be accompanied by a CD compilation of the bands entire blighted back catalogue titled Past, Present & Future. Failures is a one track, near 40-minute hypnotic passage split over two parts for a 12" vinyl release. For the most part the album is less aggravated and more smoked out than Khünnts previous output but be warned, it is no less intense. The album masterfully exploits repetition and dynamic to the point of overload, before collapsing into raw, feral carnage. The performance of Failures was expertly captured, mixed and mastered by Sam Grant (Bong - Stoner Rock (RITE 024LP, RITE 025CD), Haikai No Ku - Ultra High Dimensionality (BOXREC 006LP)) at Blank Studios, Newcastle. Edition of 150. On 140 gram black vinyl. Housed in 350gsm thick card sleeve. Includes download code." - Riot Season.

Artist: KID MILLIONS & JIM SAUTER
Title: Million Dollar Band/Bull Run
Format: 7"
Label: Feeding Tube
Country: USA
Price: $9.00
"The extreme sonic textures of Borbetomagus Jim Sauter sounds bitchin in this kind of compressed environment. Playing in duo with the multi-directional thumping of Kid Millions, the sound is just a blaze of energy that expands in many known directions. Jims tone goes from pure saxophonic terror to something that sounds more like an over-amped guitar to synth-like shrieking. The pair throw down even harder than they have on previous sessions, and the world is a much more bruised place for their focus. Cover art is by the redoubtable Bill Nace" -- Byron Coley (2016) Edition of 300.

Artist: KOREA UNDOK GROUP
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Penultimate Press
Country: UK
Price: $27.00
"After a run of extremely under the radar cassette releases, Penultimate Press is proud to present the first vinyl collection of works by the Winnipeg outfit Korea Undok Group. With more hiss than a valley of snakes, the various monikers here cover the gamut of contemporary practice traversing industrial decay, rhythmic pulse onwards to piano etudes and fractured possession. All these forms come debossed with the signature destroyed tape aesthetic which makes these sharks so lonely. 180 gram vinyl on beautiful reverse board sleeve with incognito booklet, all designed by KUG. This is a total package that befits this unique scene of one, or many." - Penultimate Press.

Artist: KSIEZYC
Title: Rabbit Eclipse
Format: CD
Label: Penultimate Press
Country: UK
Price: $21.00
"Rabbit Eclipse is the second full-length recording from the legendary Księżyc, following their self-titled debut from 1996. The Moon never went away. The 2013 Penultimate Press reissue of Księżycs timeless debut (PP 008LP) exposed the band to a large new audience, resulting in a return to live performance and the subsequent development of new material. Rabbit Eclipse was recorded in Warsaw from May through September 2015 within the idyllic Palladian palace Królikarnia ("The Rabbit House"). All original members gathered to conjure the peculiar hybrid of the ancient and the contemporary unique to the band. Rabbit Eclipse presents a rich and subtle environment of beguiling narratives hanging in suspended tension. This opens up an entirely new phase in the cycle of the band where an enchanting discrete musical continuum of rich and subtle sound excursions is enveloped in a mysterious melancholia. Another exemplary presentation from one of Polands most idiosyncratic and respected outfits. Rabbit Eclipse is packaged in a four-page DVD-format inverted digipack. Edition of 500. Agata Harz: vocals, objects; Katarzyna Smoluk-Moczydłowska: vocals, keyboards, objects; Lechosław Polak: accordion, keyboards, synthesizers; Remigiusz Mazur Hanaj: tapes, hurdy-gurdy, violin; Robert Niziński: clarinet, keyboards, objects; Paweł Romańczuk: vielle, Stoessel lute, objects." - Penultimate Press.

Artist: LACY, STEVE WITH DON CHERRY
Title: Evidence
Format: LP
Label: Modern Silence
Country: Malta
Price: $27.00
"Soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy continued his early exploration of Thelonious Monks compositions on Evidence, originally released in 1961. Lacy worked extensively with Monk, absorbing the pianists intricate music and adding his individualist soprano saxophone mark to it. On this release, he employs the equally impressive Don Cherry on trumpet, who was playing with the Ornette Coleman quartet at the time, drummer Billy Higgins, who played with both Coleman and Monk, and bassist Carl Brown. Cherry proved capable of playing outside the jagged lines he formulated with Coleman, being just as complimentary and exciting in Monks arena with Lacy. Out of the six tracks, four are Monks compositions while the remaining are lesser known Duke Ellington numbers: "The Mystery Song" and "Something to Live For" (co-written with Billy Strayhorn). Edition of 500." - Modern Silence.

Artist: LES RALLIZES DENUDES
Title: France Demo Tapes
Format: LP
Label: Bamboo
Country: UK
Price: $24.00
"Bamboo presents the first vinyl release of France Demo Tapes. This just might be the single greatest side of OTT psych/noise guitar oblivion ever put to disc from the most legendary Japanese underground group of all time, Les Rallizes Denudes: the mysteriously-named France Demo Tapes have previously only circulated on wildly dubious CD-R burns, often with contradictory and conflicting track listings/material but the session (whether it was actually recorded in France or not) is consistently dated as being from some time in the late 80s. This gloriously out-of-nowhere release finally delivers on the hype surrounding this much whispered-about session, two massively deformed versions of their classics "Night Of The Assassins" and "The Last One". You have heard nothing" like this and when Mizutani is on this kind of form its hard to believe that any other rock music exists outside of this singular, blasted universe. If you buy one electric guitar album this lifetime... 180 gram, colored vinyl. Includes detailed liner notes. Edition of 1000." - Bamboo.

Artist: LIFETONES
Title: For A Reason
Format: LP
Label: Light In The Attic
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
LP version in Stoughton tip-on gatefold sleeve. "Political post-punk trio This Heat dissolved at a turbulent time in the UK. Margaret The Iron Lady Thatcher was in power, and her budget-cutting, ultra-conservative influence was felt strongly in -- among many other places -- the cultural melting pot of Brixton, South London, where This Heat had their origins. Dusting himself off after the collapse of the band in 1982, guitarist/vocalist Charles Bullen united with Julius Samuel to form Lifetones and embraced the sounds of the local West Indian community to fuse reggae flavor to the kind of propulsive, rhythmic, and experimental music made by This Heat. Deceit, This Heats 1981 album, had seen them work with David Cunningham, who had already helped mesh dub reggae with new wave pop on The Flying Lizards 1979 single, Money (Thats What I Want Want). Even so, For A Reason was a great leap, one that created a strange, unsettling mood as Bullens multi-tracked, chant-like vocals met dub beats and Krautrock-informed repetition. Where Deceit dealt with the nuclear threat, For A Reason was less reactionary, even quoting Bob Marley in its lyrics: you love the life you live, you live the life you love. Just six tracks and half an hour long, the album was recorded at Cold Storage studio and released on Bullens own Tone Of Life Records. It has become a sought-after collectors item that changes hands for hundreds of dollars a time. As a solo artist, Bullen was not prolific -- it was 15 years until, in 1998, he released Internal Clock under the name Circadian Rhythms -- but like the rest of his band, he has enjoyed a long, enriching career in unending pursuit of new sounds. Even though This Heat had no commercial success to follow up on, For A Reason was an album created with no intention of hitting the charts. Reissued on Light In The Attic, Lifetones single album retains a timeless quality and perhaps -- on tracks such as Good Side -- a futuristic sound that nobody else ever caught up to." - Light In the Attic.

Artist: LOS LICHIS
Title: Klassix 1
Format: CDR
Label: Vuélvete (Underground Records)
Country: Mexico
Price: $10.00
Self-released compilation from 2006. "This deep into the internet era its unusual to discover a weird ass band whove been active and recording since the 1990s without ever appearing as a blip on any known radar screen. Yet, here are Los Lichis: a Mexican music/art collective whose recording history goes back 18 years and whose sound is as powerful and strange as any combo around. Some might suggest that Mexico is not known for its underground sonic emanations, but many dig artists like Loch Ness, Chac Mool, Lorelle Meets The Obsolete, Los Llamarada and various improv types heard about from folks who tour down there. Some of Mexicos punk and metal bands have their moments as well. But none of them on the scale of Los Lichis. Los Lichis were formed in 1996 in Mexico City by three visual artists—Manuel Mathar, José Luis ROjas and Gerardo Monsivais. They had met a year earlier and their social collaborations on drawings, collages and actions eventually morphed into musical experimentation. They ended up recording quite a bit of improvised psychedelic material using a variety of instruments they approached with more enthusiasm than knowledge. In Paris in 2000 for an exhibition of their work, Mathar and Monsivais met the French sound artist Jean-Baptiste Favory, who was excited by the cassettes they played him. Favory became the fourth member, visiting Mexico once a year to play live and record with Los Lichis, and to help in processing the resultant material. Soon after their French sojourn, a slightly different version of the group, featuring a couple of Mexican musicians, began playing and recording under the name The Cacaflies. Various CD-Rs and cassettes were released by the core group using both names, but the details are vague. Largely these recordings seem to have been distributed free at live shows. Several are also available online." - Byron Coley, The Wire.

Artist: LOS LICHIS
Title: s/t
Format: Double LP
Label: Los Lichis
Country: Mexico
Price: $38.00
"This deep into the internet era its unusual to discover a weird ass band whove been active and recording since the 1990s without ever appearing as a blip on any known radar screen. Yet, here are Los Lichis: a Mexican music/art collective whose recording history goes back 18 years and whose sound is as powerful and strange as any combo around. Some might suggest that Mexico is not known for its underground sonic emanations, but many dig artists like Loch Ness, Chac Mool, Lorelle Meets The Obsolete, Los Llamarada and various improv types heard about from folks who tour down there. Some of Mexicos punk and metal bands have their moments as well. But none of them on the scale of Los Lichis.
Los Lichis were formed in 1996 in Mexico City by three visual artists—Manuel Mathar, José Luis ROjas and Gerardo Monsivais. They had met a year earlier and their social collaborations on drawings, collages and actions eventually morphed into musical experimentation. They ended up recording quite a bit of improvised psychedelic material using a variety of instruments they approached with more enthusiasm than knowledge. In Paris in 2000 for an exhibition of their work, Mathar and Monsivais met the French sound artist Jean-Baptiste Favory, who was excited by the cassettes they played him. Favory became the fourth member, visiting Mexico once a year to play live and record with Los Lichis, and to help in processing the resultant material. Soon after their French sojourn, a slightly different version of the group, featuring a couple of Mexican musicians, began playing and recording under the name The Cacaflies. Various CD-Rs and cassettes were released by the core group using both names, but the details are vague. Largely these recordings seem to have been distributed free at live shows. Several are also available online.
The first vinyl issued by Los Lichis is the sprawling retrospective “Dog”, which includes material recorded throughout their first decade of activity (1997-2007). It is a massive work, and as defining as classic double albums like Richard Youngs and Simon Wickham-Smiths “Lake,” The Dead Cs “Harsh 70s Reality” and Royal Truxs “Twin Infinitives.” Although its difficult to nail specific sonic bits to specific inspirations, Los Lochis admit to liking Can, Pink Floyd, Sir Richard Bishop and…Ween! That said, musicians I would be more likely to compare their approach to are Ritual All 7-70, No-Neck Blues Band, Sun City Girls, Mako Sika and (especially) the French free rock combos of the 1970s: Mahogany Brain, Red Noise, Gutura and so on. There is something very special about the way non-musicians approach music as an artform. Its usually something they have long appreciated from afar, and they often attack it with a unique brand of amateur gutso mixed with a sophisticated conceptual approach. los Lichis—named after a stray dog, not the tropical fruit—sound like a million different things from track to track and moment to moment. Ive been trying to map the evolution of their sound by cross-referencing the dates the material was recorded, but theres a delightfully shocking lack of standard technical advancement. This takes some doing.
Witness the brief flash of the no wave scene in NYC. When it began, many no wave band members were non-musicians involved in other artistic pursuits—painting, movies, sculpture, etc. But over the course of a short year and a half, many of these same players began to understand the rudiments of rock dynamics well enough to become beholden to them. What had begun as a weird explosion of loud primitive sound art was destined to become mere rock n roll. Thankfully, the bands mostly imploded before this became a problem. But Los Lichis manage to document a decade of playing without showing evidence of their becoming trapped by structure (although the quality of the recordings definitely improves over time). This demonstrates a fairly perverse dedication, and sounds like a total blast.
Some bits (all of which are instrumental, barring the occasional flash of found radio squawk) remind me of Hawkwind, some are more like Noise Makers Fifes, some like International Harvester, others Sapat, but there are never any specific quotes that let you know these guys have even heard those artists.
Since they made it to France, and collaborate with a musician there whos pretty well connected, its possible to assume theyre fully clued in. But the fact they namecheck Ween (rather than Magical Power Mako or something) has the honesty of randomness, and reads like a suggestion that they really do hew their own path. They pick up whatever they find that interests them, but immediately break it up and toss it into their collage-engine. The process itself is not odd, but discovering people who have stuck to it for so long in this day and age is not easy.
Los Lichis have now recorded a brand new EP called “Giant Lichis” with visual artist Ismael Merla joining on guitar. I would be lying if I didnt say this EP sounds a bit more together (in standard terms) than their earlier work. They incorporate a couple of dub elements in a way that recall the On-U Sound “Mothmen” LP, and there are some extended passages that focus on found-riffs that remind me of either The Homosexuals or Rick James. But ultimately “Giant Lichis” is as implausible and original as any of their other work. Whether or not the music now exists inside of a known stream of sound, its very damn cool. What are the chances?" - Byron Coley, The Wire.

Artist: LOS LICHIS
Title: The Giant Lichis
Format: CDR
Label: Los Lichis
Country: Mexico
Price: $10.00
2015 release. "This deep into the internet era its unusual to discover a weird ass band whove been active and recording since the 1990s without ever appearing as a blip on any known radar screen. Yet, here are Los Lichis: a Mexican music/art collective whose recording history goes back 18 years and whose sound is as powerful and strange as any combo around. Some might suggest that Mexico is not known for its underground sonic emanations, but many dig artists like Loch Ness, Chac Mool, Lorelle Meets The Obsolete, Los Llamarada and various improv types heard about from folks who tour down there. Some of Mexicos punk and metal bands have their moments as well. But none of them on the scale of Los Lichis. Los Lichis were formed in 1996 in Mexico City by three visual artists—Manuel Mathar, José Luis ROjas and Gerardo Monsivais. They had met a year earlier and their social collaborations on drawings, collages and actions eventually morphed into musical experimentation. They ended up recording quite a bit of improvised psychedelic material using a variety of instruments they approached with more enthusiasm than knowledge. In Paris in 2000 for an exhibition of their work, Mathar and Monsivais met the French sound artist Jean-Baptiste Favory, who was excited by the cassettes they played him. Favory became the fourth member, visiting Mexico once a year to play live and record with Los Lichis, and to help in processing the resultant material. Soon after their French sojourn, a slightly different version of the group, featuring a couple of Mexican musicians, began playing and recording under the name The Cacaflies. Various CD-Rs and cassettes were released by the core group using both names, but the details are vague. Largely these recordings seem to have been distributed free at live shows. Several are also available online." - Byron Coley, The Wire.

Artist: MACCHI, EGISTO
Title: Biologia Animale e Vegetale
Format: Triple LP Box
Label: Cinedelic
Country: Italy
Price: $73.00
"Cinedelic records present a reissue of one of Egisto Macchis major works, Biologia Animale e Vegetale, produced by Renato Pent. Biologia Animale e Vegetale was recorded in Torino in 1976 and originally published as double LP. Egisto Macchi, often remembered as a member of Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza, the historic Italian improvising collective (that also included Franco Evangelisti and Ennio Morricone, among others), was a major figure within the contemporary music field from the fifties to the eighties. The life path of Egisto Macchi seemed to be devoted to the multiplicity of aesthetic choices and musical expressions. While tracing his life and work, one notices an interesting duality based both on a very inclusive approach towards all kind of expressive needs and full control of the level of communication. A complex personality revealing the coherence of a man trying to connect elements usually kept separate; the inherent need for approaching different sources and the ability to be inspired by a wide range of intuitions. Macchi has explored and experimented in the field of sound and music without ever forgetting about his moral and civil engagement. His compositional work takes shape from the idea that music and arts should be able to create a symbiotic contact between the creator (composer) and the beneficiary (listener). All his work finds its origin in the need to integrate the sound language with the feeling of a new developing society. In fact music was just one factor in a more complex chain which included his humanistic and sociological engagement; a syncretic philosophical narrative and a symbolic tale revealing deep anthropological aspects. The 3LP box set is a limited edition of 600. The 3LP box set also comes as 180 gram vinyl and includes a download code." - Cinedelic.

Artist: MACCHI, EGISTO
Title: Biologia Animale e Vegetale
Format: Double CD Box
Label: Cinedelic
Country: Italy
Price: $37.00
"Cinedelic records present a reissue of one of Egisto Macchis major works, Biologia Animale e Vegetale, produced by Renato Pent. Biologia Animale e Vegetale was recorded in Torino in 1976 and originally published as double LP. Egisto Macchi, often remembered as a member of Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza, the historic Italian improvising collective (that also included Franco Evangelisti and Ennio Morricone, among others), was a major figure within the contemporary music field from the fifties to the eighties. The life path of Egisto Macchi seemed to be devoted to the multiplicity of aesthetic choices and musical expressions. While tracing his life and work, one notices an interesting duality based both on a very inclusive approach towards all kind of expressive needs and full control of the level of communication. A complex personality revealing the coherence of a man trying to connect elements usually kept separate; the inherent need for approaching different sources and the ability to be inspired by a wide range of intuitions. Macchi has explored and experimented in the field of sound and music without ever forgetting about his moral and civil engagement. His compositional work takes shape from the idea that music and arts should be able to create a symbiotic contact between the creator (composer) and the beneficiary (listener). All his work finds its origin in the need to integrate the sound language with the feeling of a new developing society. In fact music was just one factor in a more complex chain which included his humanistic and sociological engagement; a syncretic philosophical narrative and a symbolic tale revealing deep anthropological aspects. The 3LP box set is a limited edition of 600. The 3LP box set also comes as 180 gram vinyl and includes a download code." - Cinedelic.

Artist: MACLEAN, STEVE
Title: Ordinary Objects And Other Distractions
Format: CD
Label: RER Megacorp
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"In this episode, a number of short recordings of household objects and curious instruments become the core thematic material for a range of exquisitely conceived and realised pieces in which the recordings are shaped, stretched, tuned, combined and otherwise manipulated before being folded into a variety of musical structures with additional elements or parts added. Much use is made of rhythms derived from gravity - that is, dropping and bouncing - embedded into microtonal, poly-rhythmic and deeply engaging structures. Steve has been a hard sell in some ways, like Jon Rose, Biota and Bob Drake. But we think that, in the end, quality will out." - RER Megacorp.

Artist: MILLIS, ROBERT
Title: Indian Talking Machine: 78 RPM Record and Gramophone Collecting on the Sub-Continent
Format: Double CD/Book
Label: Sublime Frequencies
Country: USA
Price: $40.00
"Robert Milliss Indian Talking Machine is a 244-page full-color hardcover book with two CDs containing 46 tracks from shellac discs spanning 1903 to 1949, which Millis collected in India and compiled for their first-ever CD release; the book contains over 300 photographs of 78rpm record collections, collectors, and ephemera, as well as detailed track notes and an essay. Limited-edition one-time pressing of 1000 copies. These photos are true "record porn" (that is, shellac 78rpm record porn) -- photographs of shelves groaning under the weight of unimaginable titles, beautiful label- and sleeve-designs from long-gone eras, wind-up talking machines, crammed antique shops, forgotten artists, and more, all of which somehow survived (often barely) Indias archival obstacles -- dust, heat, floods, rebellion, partition, and war. Indian Talking Machine is the result of nearly a year in India photographing record collections, interviewing collectors, and visiting archives and record markets; a personal take on the vast worlds of Indian music and the intricacies of collecting sound. One of the earliest non-Western outposts of the "recording industry," Indias first recordings were made in 1902. The countrys music is as beautiful as it is complex, as subtle as it is profound, and as divine as it is simple; these recordings offer virtuoso instrumental performances, jaw-dropping vocal renditions, folk music, comedy recordings, and even animal impressions. The 78rpm records were transferred by Jonathan Ward (Excavated Shellac) and mastered by Grammy Award-winning engineer Michael Graves (Analog Africa, Dust-to-Digital, Hank Williams: The Garden Spot Programs, 1950 (2014), and more). Robert Millis is a founding member of Climax Golden Twins and AFCGT, a Fulbright Scholar, a solo artist, and a frequent contributor to the Sublime Frequencies label. He compiled and co-produced Victrola Favorites in 2007 (DTD 011CD), and created both the Burmese Crying Princess (2013) and Korean Scattered Melodies (2013) LPs for Sublime Frequencies, as well as the films This World Is Unreal Like a Snake in a Rope (SF 073DVD, 2012) and Phi Ta Khon: Ghosts of Isan (2006). In short, he knows what he is doing. You will not be disappointed. Includes performances by Professor Abdul Aziz Khan, Gauhar Jan, Mysore Chaudiah, Musiri Subramania Iyer, Bangalore Nagaratnam, the Vyas Brothers, Talim Hossein, Babu Aughor Nath Chuckerbutty, L.C. Bural, Veena Shanmuga Vadivoo, Professor Barkatullah Khan, and many more." - Sublime Frequencies.
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Artist: NOSTRADAMUS
Title: Aquarium
Format: LP
Label: Shadoks
Country: Germany
Price: $41.00
"2014 release. Shadoks Music present the first vinyl release of Nostradamuss Aquarium, recorded in the early 70s. At the end of the sixties, Vienna, Austrias capital, was a special place to live and to grow up. While young people in England and the USA had been nurturing their "love & peace" movement, Vienna was stuck in the past. The youth in particular suffered under heavy conservatism during those years. But it could not prevent three high school buddies from forming a band that became the seed of Nostradamus. They focused mainly on its own music but of course there were lots of influences by bands such as The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Cream, The Who, Free and later The Flock, Gentle Giant and King Crimson. Recordings were made at the Mueller and Bronner studios. Although Nostradamus received airplay and attention at the main radio stations, their producer turned down the offer to release the album on a German label. Shadoks is presenting for the first time on LP the amazing album by Nostradamus. With Mario Bottazzi and Hansi Lang on vocals, Rudy Kronfuss on guitars, Helmut Wind on bass, Hans Kalenda on drums, Heribert Wagner on violin plus others. This recording became a lost gem, full of underground vibes and very well produced. Beside Lazarus and Novaks Kapelle, this is one of the best Austrian albums. 180 gram vinyl. Comes in a heavy sleeve with a two-page insert. Edition of 500 (numbered)." - Shadoks.

Artist: OPPENHEIM, DENNIS
Title: Theme For a Major Hit
Format: Double LP
Label: Slowscan
Country: USA
Price: $40.00
"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: OSBORNE-LANTHIER AND GRISCHA LICHTENBERGER, JESSE
Title: Conversation Sur Lettres Mortes
Format: LP
Label: Cosmo Rythmatic
Country: Germany
Price: $23.00
"Limited pressing, comes with a giant foldout two-sided 24" x 24" poster with additional art and liner notes. Conversation Sur Lettres Mortes is a conceptual album revolving around the relationship between Berlins Jesse Osborne-Lanthier & Grischa Lichtenberger and the archaic apparatus of old cathode ray televisions and VHS units. It was first conceived as a live project for the Mutek/Elektra festival 2014 at the MAC in Montréal, QC Canada and now lands heavy on Cosmo Rhythmatic - the label curated by Shapednoise. Based on a series of conversations (excerpted in the liner notes) discussing the sets obsolete status and the schism between tradition and trade, the A-side holds six cranky, skudgy and rhythm-driven creations framed by that familiar, ghostly, whining timbre of the cathode ray tube that would persist behind anything that was playing, or which would become distorted when you had to "tune" your set using baffling arrays of fiddly knobs like some modular boffin, when all you wanted was to watch some garbage without "snow" or streaking lines across the monitor. However, a few samples of dialogue aside, its not a mere exercise in nostalgia; rather Osborne-Lanthier and Lichtenberger find strange, synesthetic life in these old and somewhat magical analog machines, working their spectral resonance and crankiness into creaking, contorted and deconstructed patterns that evoke a more contemporary sense of temporal dislocation. The remixers all seem to relish messing with the material, too. Low Jack offering a screen-scrambling flux of hellish sound-imagery ruffed-up with footwork rhythms and harpy and a Cronenberg-ian sort of body horror. Gabor Lázárs patented streaking filaments recall the sound of a set rapidly flicked on and off, marking one of his strongest, layered solo pieces. Rabit really pushes the envelope with a hyper, tumultuous stunner seemingly emulating an Einstürzende Neubauten live show. Mastered and cut by Matt Colton at Alchemy. Edition of 500." - Cosmo Rhythmatic.

Artist: PBK & WOLF EYES
Title: Rabid
Format: LP
Label: Sonoris
Country: France
Price: $18.00
Rabid consists of six tracks mixed by Phillip B. Klingler, aka PBK, between 2004 and 2006 using Wolf Eyes source material, this is the Wolf Eyes lineup of 2000 to 2005: Nate Young, John Olson and Aaron Dilloway. Klingler: "I was given the audio sources (via cdr) by John Olson at the Ear Candy Festival in Dearborn, Michigan, in 2004. None of the compositions on the album were completed using a computer, they were all recorded live in my home studio or at gigs and radio shows directly to digital." Three of the pieces on the LP were previously released in Russia on the CD, Under My Breath in 2009. Also in 2009, the American Tapes label run by John Olson released a CDR of the PBK & Wolf Eyes collaborative tracks as part of the ongoing "Live Frying" series. Later, Rabid was available for a brief time as a net release. One review from the time stated: "Not a single track passes by without conveying grisly and creepy sensations of imminent death or disaster." Mastered for vinyl by Giuseppe Ielasi and with the beautiful cover illustration created by Pole Ka. American composer, Phillip B. Klingler, better known as PBK, has been active in the experimental music underground since 1986. His compositions are created using extreme turntable manipulation, sampling, analog and digital synthesis. Improvising spontaneously and with little preconception, PBK creates pulsing, dense soundscapes of unknown sonic origin. Wolf Eyes is a post-industrial/noise band from Detroit, Michigan. They are widely considered the "kings of US noise." "Their development since the earliest rumblings in 1997 has yielded some of the most staggering and genre-defining sounds of noise and sound arts dense, largely obscured history." - Allmusic.

Artist: RADOVANOVIC, VLADAN
Title: Phonoverse: Electroacoustic Music
Format: Triple LP
Label: God
Country: Austria
Price: $42.00
"Composer Vladan Radovanovic is one of the leading figures in Serbian and ex-Yugoslav avant-garde art. In addition to his musical work, his creative domain includes painting, literature, new media, and polymedia synthesis. His research focuses on the vocovisual, projectism, tactile art, polymedia, body action, tape music, electronic music, computer music, and computer graphics. The central position in his creative poetics is reserved for art synthesis. This triple-LP set collects the entire opus of his electroacoustic works from between 1960 and 1993, many of which are long out-of-print and many of which have never before been available on vinyl. Phonoverse is the perfect opportunity to rediscover some of the most brilliant works from the founder of Radio Belgrade Electronic Studio." - God.
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Artist: RAMPAZZI, TERESA
Title: Images for Diana Baylon
Format: LP
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $29.00
"The long and mesmerizing single piece of analog electronic music that develops over the two sides of Images for Diana Baylon (1972), the latest Die Schachtel "Silver Series" LP is a soundscape composed by Teresa Rampazzi for the artist Diana Baylons 1972 exhibition at the modern art gallery Il Fiore in Florence, Italy. Diana Baylon (1920-2013), a friend of Rampazzis, was a cross-disciplinary artist who transformed various materials (ceramics, glass, metal, paper, paintings, graphics, jewelry) into figurative and - later in the 60s - abstract and programmatic art objects. In the summer of 1969 she appeared - along with Alberto Burri, Pablo Picasso, Jean Dubuffet and Lucio Fontana - at the Festival dei Due Mondi di Spoleto exhibition "Maitres Et Jeunes Daujourdhui". For the 1972 Florence exhibition, Teresa Rampazzi realized this long "soundtrack" (in her words) to be played in loop. Sounds were made with the analog equipment she used at the time. "The inner space of the exhibition" she wrote, "is made of sound, for the whole duration of the exhibition. The work is composed by a series of sound events, with both informal and aleatory features, in a continuous flux, and there is no planned predetermination in any of the various sections. This choice has been made for the sound space to adjust to the sculptors plastic and loose images." Immagini per Diana Baylon was in fact the third time Teresa Rampazzi realized music for an exhibition. The first was also the very first experimental composition that Rampazzi and Ennio Chiggio composed in 1965, a sound collage for the opening of an exhibition of the Gruppo Enne at the International Biennale dArte in Venice. The second soundscape piece, "Environ" (1970), was realized for the presentation of a 360 degree round modular couch in foamed resin designed by Chiggio, presented at a furniture shop in Padova in 1970. The piece is featured on the Die Schachtel Musica Endoscopica LP by Teresa Rampazzi released in 2009 (DS 009LP). Immagini per Diana Baylon is the eighth LP release in the Die Schachtel "Silver Series" dedicated to the pioneers of early Italian electronic music. Limited deluxe vinyl LP edition. Silver printed cover with silver-foil print, with a red inner sleeve and booklet. Edition of 450." - Die Schachtel.

Artist: RAZEN
Title: Rim Saraband
Format: Cass
Label: Sloow Tapes
Country: Belgium
Price: $9.00
"Esoteric improvisations deeply rooted in medieval, world and folk music. This Brussels duo plays an impressive variety of traditional instruments (santur, bombus, bouzouki, psalterium, bagpipes, hurdy gurdy etc) in transcendental dimensions. Has Bryan Lewis Saunders reciting on one track. 80 copies." - Sloow Tapes.
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Artist: REICH, STEVE
Title: Berkeley University Museum - November 7, 1970 (Red Vinyl)
Format: LP
Label: Modern Silence
Country: Malta
Price: $27.00
“A live performance of four early works by Steve Reich: "Four Organs," "My Name Is," "Piano Phase," and "Phase Patterns." This 1970 performance marked an important moment in San Francisco Bay Area new music history with the triumphant return to the East Bay by Reich, who studied at Mills College with Luciano Berio and performed the 1964 world premiere of Terry Rileys seminal In C at the San Francisco Tape Music Center. The resonant acoustics of the University of California at Berkeley Museums concrete interior were especially appropriate for "Four Organs", with its long additive sustained chords over a maraca pulse. 180-gram LP. Limited edition of 500.” - Modern Silence.

Artist: REICH, STEVE
Title: Four Organs/Phase Patterns
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
Re-pressed. "Steve Reich remains one of the most important figures in 20th century music. Though he studied at the prestigious arts institutions Julliard and Mills College, by the mid- 1960s Reich set about dismantling the very orthodoxy that he had been trained in. Forming a new musical language based on repetitive processes, Reich became established as part of the so-called Big Four of New York minimalists (along with La Monte Young, Terry Riley and Philip Glass). Reichs influence can easily be seen today in both the classical world and contemporary pop music. Four Organs is the ultimate minimalist composition. Performed by Reich, Glass, Art Murphy and Steve Chambers, four identical Farfisa organs strike a single chord and gradually lengthen each note to produce polyrhythms between the players. Anchored by Jon Gibsons stoicallysteady pulse on maracas, the piece deconstructs its opening burst to a sustained mass of sound -- stretching the tones to create (in Reichs words) slow-motion music. Inspired by Reichs early training on drums, Phase Patterns treats the keyboards like tuned percussion instruments: a basic rhythm pattern is played in unison and almost imperceptibly increases tempo to move out-of-sync. Each progressive cycle emphasizes unique figures that are not generated by an individual alone, but rather emerge from the communal expression of the group. Originally released on Shandar in 1971, Four Organs / Phase Patterns is one of most highly regarded avant-garde recordings in the past 45 years. This first-time vinyl reissue features cover photography by artist Michael Snow and is recommended for fans of Neu!, Glenn Branca and Tim Hecker." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: RILEY, TERRY/DON CHERRY/KARL BERGER
Title: Live In Koln February 23, 1975
Format: LP
Label: Modern Silence
Country: Malta
Price: $27.00
"A legendary recording that pairs Don Cherrys heavenly trumpet stylings, Terry Rileys psychedelic/minimalist organ work and the vibes of Karl Berger in a great live concert recorded in Koln in 1975. Riley is in stunning form playing the kind of endlessly rippling dosed organ drones with a sense of stasis in expansion that is uniquely brain-razzing. Cherrys playing is heart-stoppingly beautiful, curling slow, melancholy arcs and threading high angel tones through Rileys electronic matrix. A great document of a key moment in the history of minimalism music and a beautiful combination of great artists. 180 gram vinyl. Edition of 500." - Modern Silence.

Artist: ROCH, ERNAN
Title: La Onda Pesda
Format: LP
Label: Shadoks
Country: Germany
Price: $41.00
"2014 release. Shadoks Music presents the first official vinyl reissue of Ernan Rochs La Onda Pesada (1971). Almost nothing was known about this mysterious record until Enrique Rivas managed to make contact with Ernan Roch. Ernan Rochs album was recorded in Mexico in 1970 with, El Amor a band who recorded three albums for Capitol Records. His outstanding song "The Train" has a similar vibe to Damons "Song Of The Gypsy" (1968), with great fuzz guitar all over. Ernan sings all the songs in English, which is not very common for bands from Mexico. Includes a four page insert with liner notes and photos. Comes in a heavy sleeve. 180 gram vinyl. Edition of 500 (numbered)." - Shadoks.

Artist: RODER, KLAUS
Title: Kompositionen 1981-1983
Format: LP
Label: Klaus Roder
Country: Germany
Price: $45.00
Original copies from 1983. "Born in Stuttgart, Germany, in 1948, Klaus R�der has developed his interest in experimental music since the 1960s. He studied violin and piano, sound engineering, composition and guitar. He soon discovered a passion for manipulating tape sounds and synthesizers, which led him to even create his own custom-made instruments. He played in the free Jazz group Synthesis and also, during 1974, in Kraftwerk (he played guitar and violin on their classic Autobahn LP).

Röder also developed an interest in setting his own home studio to produce his own solo recordings, which have been collected and releases in two privately pressed LPs, Elektronische Kompositionen and Kompositionen 1981-1983, plus a further one, Kristallisationen, on the Planam label." - Wah Wah. Roder anthology forthcoming from Wah Wah...
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Artist: SAIZ, SUSO
Title: Odisea
Format: Double CD
Label: Music From Memory
Country: Netherlands
Price: $20.00
"Odisea is a retrospective showcase of solo work from Spanish electronic music pioneer Suso Sáiz. Having been at the forefront of Spains experimental music scene since the late 1970s, multi-instrumentalist Suso Sáiz formed the pivotal group Orquesta de las Nubes and studio project Música Esporádica, releasing a string of albums on Madrids now cult label Grabaciones Accidentales, which was also home to groups such as Finis Africae, Mecánica Popular, and Ishinohana. A prolific producer, he has recorded with Spains most singular popular musicians as well as with a number of luminary electronic and world music artists such as Steve Roach, Jorge Reyes, and Salif Keita. Odisea draws material from Susos early solo works, including music from the rare cassette-only Confidencias as well as pieces from his more recent compositions, soundtrack works and previously unreleased tracks. An artist dedicated to experimentation, Susos sparse compositions manifest a solitary and stripped back approach to making music. Fascinated by the possibilities of new technology he experimented with guitar loops, synthesizers, and drum computers creating a unique form of musical hypnotism absorbed by avant-garde/minimalist and non-Western musical influences. The most representative figure of Spains now cult experimental scene, Suso Sáiz remains an exploratory musician in a musical universe that knows no boundaries." - Music From Memory.

Artist: SAKAKI, NANAO
Title: Wind For Mind
Format: Cass
Label: Sloow Tapes
Country: Belgium
Price: $8.00
"Nanao Sakaki (1923-2008) was one of the important counterculture poets/activists in Japan from the fifties onward. He has been described as “a walking collective call of the wild man, commune cofounder, scholar of languages and aboriginal culture and tribal traditions, troubadour to hang out with, lover of shrooms and the herbs, movement maker, The Tribes, homeless (except for the cabin in Shizuoka), green guru guy, activist, translator of haiku, mantra sutra rapper using the 5/7/5 syllabic meter...." After serving in the army during WWII, Nanao developed a deep distrust for Japanese militarism and dropped out of society, living under bridges and wandering around the country. He gathered a group of like minded young people around him, who called themselves the Bum Academy and whose philosophy had much in common with the hippie movement. His poetry concerns a love of nature, a distrust of industrial culture and technological optimism and environmental issues. Like Basho meets Thoreau. This tape collects two readings from the nineties and an interview with James McCarthy. 100 copies." - Sloow Tapes.
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Artist: SANDWITCHES
Title: Back to the Sea
Format: 7"
Label: Southpaw
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"A new 7-inch from THE SANDWITCHES, who are based out of San Francisco and feature ex-members of THE FRESH & ONLYS. The 7-inch contains full-color artwork and has two songs of folk style garage with a little 60s girl group influence." - Southpaw.
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Artist: SEISHINHOIKUKI NOV EMBUDAGONN HYPNOEDLIA AND THERROPYEC SO-WOUND SYSTEM WARCHESTRA
Title: bin no naka no jinzouningen
Format: CDR
Label: Ammolraga Tapes
Country: Japan
Price: $12.00
Edition of 36 copies. Featuring Nobu/Wataru Kasahara (Embudagonn 108). See EMBUDAGONN 108s Art Into Life Dbl LP/cass from a few years back plus more recent releases on Vitrine and A Dear Girl Called Wendy (listed w sound samples on our site).

"Nobu Kasahara is perhaps better known as Wataru Kasahara, a visual artist whose point of organ, scatological and obsessive work inhabits the same putrefaction as Dernier Cri or the material art of Andy Bolus. As Embudagonn 108, Kasahara has expelled a curious catalog of sounds - shortwave, room event, organ malfunction.... Embudagonn 108 confuses, infuriates and incites the listener towards action.... Kasaharas work features the same arch nihilism on display in Violent Onsen Geisha...." - Vitrine.

"I listen to various music. I am not so interested in a lot of stylized drone music and the harsh noises. These sounds are agreeable. I keep away ease. I want to stimulate the sense by uncomfortable. I am not basically interested in drone music and the harsh noises though there is exceptions such as Hermann Nitsch and I.Dumitrescu. These are music that pierces, is moved to karma, and purifies it and is repeated. However, I like music that the uniqueness of the brain of the person who makes the sound can be looked and know. They think that they fight unconsciously against karma by the peculiar brain. Selten Gehorte Musik. Caroliner Rainbow. Psycodrama. Suckdog. Costes. Sarenco. Wolf Vostell. Wild Man Fischer. J.S. Bach. Colette Magny. The Ritualistic School Of Errors. Hovlakin. Zurich 1916. They are making the work that demonstrates the primitive magic of music though music is dismantled. And, they are a one and only people not to flatter nobody. Their music gives me courage." - Wataru Kasahara (VICE interview).

Artist: SEISHINHOIKUKI NOV EMBUGDAGONN HYPNOEDLIA AND THERROPYEC SO-WOUND SYSTEM WARCHESTRA
Title: Pit of Errors:Sippai no soukutsu
Format: CDR
Label: Ammolraga Tapes
Country: Japan
Price: $12.00
Edition of 36 copies. Featuring Nobu/Wataru Kasahara (Embudagonn 108). See EMBUDAGONN 108s Art Into Life Dbl LP/cass from a few years back plus more recent releases on Vitrine and A Dear Girl Called Wendy (listed w sound samples on our site).

"Nobu Kasahara is perhaps better known as Wataru Kasahara, a visual artist whose point of organ, scatological and obsessive work inhabits the same putrefaction as Dernier Cri or the material art of Andy Bolus. As Embudagonn 108, Kasahara has expelled a curious catalog of sounds - shortwave, room event, organ malfunction.... Embudagonn 108 confuses, infuriates and incites the listener towards action.... Kasaharas work features the same arch nihilism on display in Violent Onsen Geisha...." - Vitrine.

"I listen to various music. I am not so interested in a lot of stylized drone music and the harsh noises. These sounds are agreeable. I keep away ease. I want to stimulate the sense by uncomfortable. I am not basically interested in drone music and the harsh noises though there is exceptions such as Hermann Nitsch and I.Dumitrescu. These are music that pierces, is moved to karma, and purifies it and is repeated. However, I like music that the uniqueness of the brain of the person who makes the sound can be looked and know. They think that they fight unconsciously against karma by the peculiar brain. Selten Gehorte Musik. Caroliner Rainbow. Psycodrama. Suckdog. Costes. Sarenco. Wolf Vostell. Wild Man Fischer. J.S. Bach. Colette Magny. The Ritualistic School Of Errors. Hovlakin. Zurich 1916. They are making the work that demonstrates the primitive magic of music though music is dismantled. And, they are a one and only people not to flatter nobody. Their music gives me courage." - Wataru Kasahara (VICE interview).

Artist: SESSION
Title: Unikuva
Format: LP
Label: Shadoks
Country: Germany
Price: $41.00
2014 release. “Shadoks Music presents the reissue of Sessions only album, Unikuva (1974). Session was a Finnish rock band founded in 1970. They played the typical experimental rock common of the 70s but added their own touch of creativity to the music. While the majority of the lyrics were in Finnish, their music stands out compared to most progressive rock bands. Their most active time period was between 1972 and 1974 when they released two 7" singles and one album, Unikuva (1974). After disbanding in 1975, some of the members joined Elonkorjuu. But Session is rarer and as good or even better. If Charlies is the Finnish equivalent of the Cream, Session might work in the same musical style as bands such as IF and other progressive rock bands on the Vertigo label. Unikuva is a strong progressive rock album with loud guitar solos, organ, electric piano, horns and most significantly, fierce, driving bass. 180 gram vinyl. Comes in a heavy sleeve with a two-page insert and an A2 poster. Edition of 500 (numbered).” - Shadoks.

Artist: SMEGMA
Title: 33 1/3
Format: LP
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
2010 release. A handful of copies from the edition of 33 with band-made, handmade covers. “33 1/3 is Smegmas tribute to their 20th century avant-garde and out-jazz influences. The title is one part reference to the happy revival of passionate vinyl listening in the 21st century and one part celebration of their long hard slog of 33 1/3 years of being one of the most free thinking and original American underground groups. Their focus, ideas and determination has brought them through more than three decades and to this day they remain unparalleled, original and highly influential. 33 1/3 is enhanced with live videos of Happy Holidays live at End Times Festival (with Spencer Yeh and Twig Harper) as well as Grubsteak live at the Three Million Tongues festival in Chicago. Smegma. Seriously. Theyve been at it for so long now that you cant really even say they sound like anyone else. You can only say that others sound like them. Theyre all here on 33 1/3: Oblivia, Ju Suk Reet Meate, Burned Mind, Conroy, Dr. Id. The core group drumming up their influences and pulling off another burning album of magnificent proportions. While Smegma has never really fit in anywhere their influence on the modern avant garde and improvised noise scene is absolutely undeniable. However, its essential to remember that Smegma has never been noise for noises sake. While theyve had two feet firmly planted in avant-garde & free jazz one must not forget their rock roots as well. For this reason alone theyre bound to not fit in anywhere. Influences aside, not matter how much everyone else sounds like Smegma, you can bet that Smegma is always going to sound like nobody else. Nobody else channels so much energy, effort, influence or sound into their work. They may just be the greatest American band. Ever.” - Important.

Artist: SPIRAL JOY BAND
Title: The Dreams of David Crosby
Format: Cass
Label: Sloow Tapes
Country: Belgium
Price: $11.00
"Spiral Joy Band adventures farther into epic rolling drone percussion clang, resonating its way through meditative and psychedelic tones and drones. Featuring Pelts Mikel Dimmick and Mike Gangloff. Artwork by Emily Keown. 150 copies." - Sloow Tapes.
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Artist: STICK MEN WITH RAY GUNS
Title: Grave City
Format: LP
Label: End of An Ear
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Dallas, Texas Stick Men With Ray Guns was one of the most caustic and dangerous punk bands to ever exist, casting a long shadow that continues to darken those who stumble in out of the sun. Performing for much of the 1980s, the band lived to antagonize audiences (and one another) in a twisted display of love that showcased their departed frontman Bobby Soxxs vehemently anti-Christian views, radical art, and twist of self-destruction. Guitarist Clarke Blacker could bend two chords into a hateful dirge and a complete breakdown of musical structure. The rhythm section of bassist Bob Beeman and drummer Scott Elam perfected the midnight thud of interminable tempos that extended time for the purpose of putting the boot down on unsuspecting crowd members throats. Violence at their shows was always anticipated, and the group built up a powerful reputation for their live presence and transgressive content without ever leaving their home state. They have no equal in modern music and likely never will, though many have and will get part of the way there. Stick Men With Ray Guns never released a proper record in their own time. This is where End of an Ear comes in with Grave City, the premiere release on the beloved Austin, TXs record stores new imprint. Together for the first time, here is every single studio track that was ever recorded by Stick Men With Ray Guns along with the two live tracks (plus one bonus track) as originally released on the four compilations: A Texas Trip, Live at the Hot Klub, Cottage Cheese From the Lips of Death, and Tales From the Edge Volumes 5 & 6. Each track has been restored and remastered for this release by Jack Control at Enormous Door Mastering in Austin, Texas." - End of An Ear.

Artist: SUN RA
Title: Cosmos
Format: CD
Label: Inner City
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Cosmos is one of Sun Ras most coherent and even accessible recordings of the 1970s. The music is both avant-garde and accessible, one of the high points of the decade for Sun Ra." - Inner City.

Artist: SUN RA
Title: Live In Montreux
Format: Double CD
Label: Inner City
Country: USA
Price: $21.00
"Live At Montreux, a two-CD reissue that features Ras Arkestra coming up with their own versions of both swing standards and futuristic originals." - Inner City.

Artist: SUTCLIFFE JUGEND & PRURIENT
Title: End of Autumn
Format: Double LP
Label: Troubleman Unlimited
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"A live collaboration from SUTCLIFFE JUGEND (KEVIN TOMKINS and PAUL TAYLOR) and PRURIENT (DOMINCK FERNOW of Hospital Productions) recorded April 19, 2006 in Tunbridge Wells, UK. Features lyrics appropriated from death poems by Japanese monks. Beatuiful gatefold packaging designed by Fernow with photography by LINDSEY WATKINS."- Troubleman Unlimited.
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Artist: TAINT
Title: Strange Feeling, Shit Coming
Format: LP
Label: Urashima
Country: Italy
Price: $25.00
"Urashima present a reissue of Taints Strange Feeling, Shit Coming, originally released on tape in 1993. Taint, aka Keith Brewer under one of his many aliases, is known to be one of the most authoritative and pervert act in the power electronics scene. A kind of juiced-up, Taint creates a brutal stew of screaming high-end feedback, crushing distorted scrape and corrosive furious vocals, overlaid with sheets of white noise. Strange Feeling, Shit Coming was released on legendary Japanese tape label G.R.O.S.S. in 1993, showing Taint at his best - fucking brutal. Pressed on 140 gram vinyl. Comes in a deluxe silver silkscreen on black cardboard sleeve with a black label and black inner sleeve. Includes insert. Edition of 199." Urashima.

Artist: THOMAS JEFFERSON SLAVE APARTMENTS
Title: Straight to Video
Format: LP
Label: Straight to Video
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
“Formed in Columbus, OH in 1988; Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments first released a number of 7”s via Datapanik and Siltbreeze before eventually going on to sign in 1995 to Onion Records lead by Johan Kugelberg, an imprint of Rick Rubins American Recordings. After the eventual folding of Onion a few years later, Straight to Video – though promised to the defunct label, resurfaced as a CD only release in 1997 via Anyway Records. The title Straight to Video derives its name from the second-hand nature of being passed along to Anyway records by circumstance; as well as the crap-shack CD only format. Not only does this release mark its first release on vinyl, it presents a missing piece of underground music history. TJSA are best known for Ron Houses apt and acerbic lyrics; with an unparalled stage presence couched in first-wave CLE Punk; and guitarist Bob Petrics evident lifelong-obsession with classic rock meets dirt blooz fullstack-riffs.” - Straight to Video.

"It seems inconceivable now, but back in 91, foreseeing the impact of Nirvanas Nevermind on Americas underground music scene, or the subsequent feeding frenzy, was virtually impossible. Overzealous major-label A&R reps stalked this nations bars n basements for the next few years like ravenous chickens in pursuit of an elusive grasshopper they couldnt see but knew existed. It had to! Many alt-rock Orthopterida were snared, none of whose stridulations seemed to resonate in a manner deemed by the greedy as a prerequisite for sure-fire bankability, and thus the hunt continued. By 1995 an enterprising yardbird strutting his stuff for the Onion label (a division of Rick Rubins American Records) had pecked his way down the trail to Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments. And before you could say “Coq au Vin,” a deal was struck and their sneeringly great debut LP, Bait & Switch was (ostensibly) available for mainstream consumption from Caribou, Maine, to San Ysidro, California. How well it sold is a quandary to explore on a day far rainier than this, but it was chock full of the bands best numbers (at the time), an inexplicable Electric Eels cover, and a scabrous stab at the Rock & Hall Of Fame, which, predictably, garnered the most widespread attention. Whatever, something mustve been working, cause unlike their label peers (V-3 and Stiffs Inc.), TJSA turned in a follow-up long player, Straight To Video, and it was a hummer.
But Onion had other ideas, foremost of which was a quick vamoose into the ether of non-existence. The label shuttered its doors, and in one fell swoop, the band was paid for, then handed back, their effort. And so ended TJSAs brush in the bigs. Undaunted, they began the search for its next home, calling on labels such as Treble Kicker, Vinyl Communications, and Roadrunner, only to be ignored time and again. A pall of uncertainty loomed, with the fate of bands finest effort hanging in the balance, when suddenly, local label Anyway Records — flush from the proceeds of winning an Ohio State pie-eating contest — stepped forward to grant Straight To Video the mortality it so richly deserved (“mortality” being code for “CD only”). Fanfare was zero. Not even a press release. However, the distribution was solid enough, but to a person, every fan of Straight To Video would tell you it was meant for the grandeur of vinyl, not the cheap vacancy of a compact disc. As sophomore efforts go, the numbers that this is better than (J. Geils Bands The Morning After, for sure) far outweigh those it is not (Born In A Barn is a tough one to top). Ron Houses lyrics peak with his inimitable wit and wisdom, his delivery as rich as Chinese takeout for Sunday dinner. Guitarist Bob Petric tempers those pummeling, EVH-like power chords with soaring, uncanny Schenker-esque fluidity while the rhythm section of bassist Craig Dunson and drummer Ted Hattemer rudder this fucker with such precision, the best thing you can say about em is you almost dont even know theyre there.
Its taken almost 20 years for justice to find its mark, but Kellie Morgans Straight To Video, THE LABEL, has made it possible for Straight To Video, THE RECORD. So, to quoteth the bard (aka Ron House), “When the entertainment ends, thats when the fun begins.” So whaddaya say? Lets get this party started!" - Tom Lax (Ambatofinandrahana, Madagascar, 2015).

Artist: TITUS OATES
Title: Jungle Lady
Format: LP
Label: Out-Sider
Country: Spain
Price: $27.00
"Out-Sider present the first vinyl reissue of Jungle Lady (1974) by Titus Oates. This is the first ever legitimate vinyl reissue of this progressive hard-rock private pressing from Texas, 1974. Excellent dual guitars, keyboards, melodic vocals, West Coast touches - think Allman Brothers, early ZZ Top, Wishbone Ash, Homer. Top notch pro-sounding recording and superb musicianship. Jungle Lady saw the light in two different pressings: the original white label Lips vinyl from 1974 is the first pressing, and the red Lips label is a remix done later in Nashville, possibly around 1975. This Out-sider reissue is taken from the remix version, as it was always believed to be "hotter" than the original pressing. One of the classics since the early days or rare psych records lists, championed by influential tastemakers such as Paul Major." - Out-Sider.

"Personal fave with TX/West coast bar band mystique fulla spooky organ, hot guitar licks & warm vocals on the folk-rocky ballads. Has a seedy singles bar pick-up music undercurrent I dig & fantastic gatefold cover art" -- Paul Major. Master tape sound. Includes insert with detailed liner notes and photos.

Artist: TONGUES OF LIGHT
Title: Channelled Messages At The End Of History
Format: LP
Label: Pre-Cert Home Entertainment
Country: UK
Price: $23.00
"Tongues of Light present Channelled Messages At The End Of History. Totally stunning record, drawing cosmic, primordial vectors between glossolalia, sound poetry and improvised music via the nebulæ of Youtube for Demdike Stare and Andy Votels Pre-Cert Home Entertainment. Arguably the labels most striking, even transcendent release, Channelled Messages At The End Of History started life as a gift for a friend following long conversations about the nature of improvisation, spontaneity and musical mediumship and subsequently dawned as a remarkable document of occult praxis in the digital age. Tongues of Light acts as a sort of psycho-pomp or liminal interpreter for a wide range of belief systems, all rooted in the common conviction that they are channeling sounds from some "other" or "higher" entity or dimension, much in the same way that Sun Ra believed he was channeling celestial bodies thru his music or the Dogon people of Sub-Saharan Africa believed they received alien codes describing humanitys heritage. The record unfurls as a seamlessly sequenced compilation of samples - all framed by plasmid drones and synth pads which connect and highlight the links between seemingly disparate elements. By the records end the effect is really quite uncanny; compounding disparate new age coordinates on a common plane, and thereby revealing their underlying, subconscious metaphysics. Its great to hear Pre-Cert Home Entertainment connecting the dots between generations of new age thought and practice. This slab will stand out as one of their defining releases for time to come. Features sleeve artwork designed by Andy Votel. Cut at Dubplates & Mastering. Edition of 500." - Pre-Cert.

Artist: TRERIKSROSET
Title: Heteronormativ Musik For Att Starka Medelklassens Sjalvbild
Format: LP
Label: Second Sleep
Country: Italy
Price: $20.00
"Second Sleep present Treriksrösets Heteronormativ Musik För Att Stärka Medelklassens Självbild. If the term "noise" still makes sense in 2016, it is thanks to figures such as Tommy Carlsson and his project Treriksröset. Since the beginning of 2000s, Tommy had offered some of the most inspired harsh noise ever heard. Simple and complex, at the same time pushing the boundaries of the genre of pure harsh noise. Tommy also experiments with low-key electronic or dig with static frequency studies as he did in a series of cassette releases together with Sewer Election. Heteronormativ Musik För Att Stärka Medelklassens Självbild is his first solo LP since 2002. It was previously released in 2014 as a small private edition. Heteronormativ Musik För Att Stärka Medelklassens Självbild presents two of the most refined and focused pieces by Carlsson. Edition of 200." - Second Sleep.

Artist: TRICOLI, VALERIO
Title: Vixit
Format: LP
Label: Second Sleep
Country: Italy
Price: $20.00
"Second Sleep present Valerio Tricolis Vixit. Valerio Tricoli is an Italian electroacoustic composer based in Munich. Valerio is very good at creating a narrative structure where sounds take shape and become real characters of a story. The track "La Solidità della Nebbia" evokes the ghosts of Luigi Russolo, its a composition based on 1/4-inch-tape treatments of samples of both Intonarumori and self-built acoustic instruments made to resemble the sonic qualities of Futurists instruments. "Di Vaga Crepa, di Gelido Futuro", on the other side, is a long tracking shot in which electronic and concrete sounds are recounted by Revox tape recorder and digital processing techniques. Edition of 200." - Second Sleep.

Artist: TWINKEYZ
Title: Alpha Jerk
Format: LP
Label: S-S
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"From Sacramento via outer space comes The Twinkeyz and their Alpha Jerk LP, restored to excellence after 40 years! During the sizzling hot summer of 1976, Donnie Jupiter, Tom Darling and Walter Smith decided to break out of their boredom with a band. The group was named after Pink Fairies drummer Twink, and influnced by the Fairies, Velvet Underground, Thirteenth Floor Elevators and other underground favorites. In 1977, The Twinkeyz recorded and self-released their classic first single, “Aliens in Our Midst.” 1978 saw its followup, “E.S.P. / Cartoon Land.” And in 1979, the album Alpha Jerk was released on the Dutch label Plurex, run by Wally Van Middendorp of the Minny Pops. Though the songs on Alpha Jerk were great, the final mix was botched and the mastering job flawed. What should have been a classic stiffed as one of rock n rolls “could have been great.” Now it is! In 1994, Anopheles Records Karl Ikola decided to do The Twinkeyz right. Ikola got ahold of the master tapes and, with Jupiter and Greg Freeman, remixed the entire album. In 1997, he released the restored Alpha Jerk, along with abandoned single tracks, live songs and other tidbits, as a CD entitled Aliens in Our Midst. The collection and its vinyl companion Cartoon Land went out of print more than fifteen years ago. Now after four decades, S-S Records presents Alpha Jerk as it was intended, with the original cover art and the superior Ikola / Jupiter mix. This version has been mastered by John Golden and pressed in an edition of 500 copies." - S-S.
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Artist: V/A
Title: Cambodian Cassette Archives: Khmer Folk and Pop Music Vol. 1
Format: CD
Label: Sublime Frequencies
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"2016 digipak edition with restored/remastered audio, which replaces the long deleted 2004 original edition. Includes three added bonus tracks, extensive booklet of liner notes and vital new track and title information. Lovingly assembled and notated by Mark Gergis. Primarily drawn from over 150 aging and often unmarked cassettes found at the Asian Branch of the Oakland Public Library in California during the late 1990s, Cambodian Cassette Archives showcases an unbelievable collection of dynamic music recorded between the 1960s and the 1990s, both in Cambodia and abroad. Male and female vocalists share the spotlight in a Khmer blend of folk and pop stylings, with cha-cha psychedelia, phase-shifting rock, sultry circle dance standards, pulsing new wave, haunted ballads, musical comedy sketches, easy-listening numbers, and raw instrumental grooves presented in an eclectic variety of production techniques. Heard throughout are legends of Cambodias golden age during the 1960s-1970s, including Sinn Sisamouth, Ros Sereysothea, Pen Ran, and Chhoun Vanna, among others. With their fantastic ensembles, they helped rewrite Khmer musical history, often weaving traditional melodies into the various dance crazes and rock and roll sounds infiltrating Southeast Asia at the time. Then, between 1975-1979, the Khmer Rouge tragically seized and devastated the country, killing millions and nearly erasing the culture. This collection also focuses on what came next -- the lesser-heard music of the Cambodian diaspora, recorded in the 1980s and 1990s. Beginning inside Thai refugee camps, singers such as Kieng Yuthhan were among the first to record what can be called a post-war Khmer music. Songs ranged from renditions of revered Khmer songs from the golden era to original music that borrowed from both traditional and Western styles. Some flirted with contemporary disco or new wave influences, while others pursued more traditional ballads or more traditional romvong-style dance music. Groups were mainly composed of guitars, drums, keyboard, vocals, and occasionally fiddle or xylophone. Some enjoyed brief popularity on the local Cambodian music circuit at the time, while others remained regional obscurities. The majority of this music was never reissued digitally, and therefore lived and died on cassette. Includes performances by Kieng Yuthhan, Darkie, Klan Han, Meas Samon, Sinn Sisamouth, Son Thoeung, Eueng Nary, Pen Ran, Wat Phnom Orchestra, Golden Dragon Band, Prum Manh, Ros Sereysothea, Dara Chomchan, and Chhoun Vanna, as well as several tracks by unknown performers." - Sublime Frequencies.

Artist: V/A
Title: Singapore A-Go-Go
Format: CD
Label: Sublime Frequencies
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Sublime Frequencies works its way down to the tip of the Malaysian peninsula with this superb collection of Singaporean 60s beat, pop and "off-beat cha-cha" classics compiled from original vinyl 45s. These 22 supercharged beat-a-go-go tracks defy a common held belief that the Chinese couldnt rock, groove or swing back in the 1960s. The vocals are sung in the dialects of Mandarin and Hokkien and they soar, with catchy hooks atop groovy, clever beats. Theres plenty of electric guitar, organ and crazy percussion rocking and twisting behind it all, at times reaching quite a mad and freaky state of affairs. The records finale, "Happy Lunar New Year," sung by Linda Yong, may be the weirdest New Years greeting ever recorded. Every single cut is a winner and it never lets up, from start to finish. Although most of the lyrics focus on love, innocence and festive atmospherics, theres an epic vibe to the music that rivals other extremely well-recorded and unique pop styles emanating from the surrounding Southeast Asian scenes during the late 1960s. Seminal bands of the period like The Stylers and The Silvertones are well represented here, backing up a wide array of popular vocalists with Charlie Electric Guitar Bands Sound of Japan ripping it up on four brilliant instrumental tracks. CD comes with a 16-page booklet featuring gorgeous, full-color photos of the original 45 sleeves and extended liner notes from compiler William Gibson." - Sublime Frequencies.
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Artist: V/A
Title: Wake Up You Vol. 1: The Rise & Fall Of Nigerian Rock Music (1972-1977)
Format: Double LP
Label: Now-Again
Country: USA
Price: $27.00
"The Western world was in the throes of peace, love and flower power as Nigeria descended into Civil War in 1967. The rock scene that developed during the following three years of bloodshed and destruction would come to heal the country, propagate the world-wide ideal of the Modern Nigerian, and propel Fela Kuti to stardom after the conflict ended in 1970. Wake Up You! tells the story of this time, pays homage to these now-forgotten musicians and their struggle, and brings to light the funk and psychedelic fury they created as they wrested free of the ravages of the late 1960s and created thrilling, original Nigerian rock music throughout the 1970s. This standard 2LP set follows the now-OOP Record Store Day edition. It comes with a download card with full audio and a 104 page digital booklet (as a .pdf) filled with never-seen photos and detailed liner notes by Nigerian musicologist and researcher Uchenna Ikonne (Who Is William Onyeabor?; Brand New Wayo: Nigerian Boogie and Disco, etc.), with all tracks fully licensed from the bands themselves." - Now-Again.

Artist: VENIN
Title: s/t
Format: CD
Label: Cameleon
Country: France
Price: $12.00
“In 2013, Cameleon Rds reissued the first and unique MLP of Venin, 1986. In 2015, the Memoire Neuve label releases for the first time on vinyl the 7-track VENIN demo recorded in 1984. This CD includes their 1984 demo and their 1986 12”, 11 tracks total.VENIN are back together again and have played their first reunion show in Entressen on September 19, 2015. They plan to record a new album in 2016…” - Cameleon.

Artist: VIDNA OBMANA
Title: No Sacrifice
Format: LP
Label: Urashima
Country: Italy
Price: $25.00
"Urashima presents a compilation from Belgian artist Dirk Serriess pseudonym, Vidna Obmana, titled No Sacrifice. Dirk Serries has been a significant name in the ambient scene for more than two decades, releasing over more than 50 solo albums and involved in numerous collaborations. But apart from his main ambient colleagues, Vidna Obmana originates from the industrial cassette network scene in early eighties, releasing several tapes on his own label and on other labels. No Sacrifice has tracks from the infamous tape released in 1985 on Zeal SS, No Sacrifice For Weakling, and a bonus track from the same period. One of the most violent and aggressive sonic assaults ever hear from this Belgian artist. Pressed on 140 gram vinyl. Comes in a deluxe silver silkscreen on black cardboard sleeve with a black label and black inner sleeve. Includes insert. Edition of 199." - Urashima.

Artist: VILLAGE OF SPACES
Title: Gathering
Format: Cass
Label: Sloow Tapes
Country: Belgium
Price: $8.00
"From the deep woods of Maine comes this zoned acid folk combo spinning around the core duo of Daniel Beckman and Amy Moon and featuring members of Big Blood, Ancestral Died, Caethua among others. Stoned rural vibes extracted to their essence, essential oil for the mind and body. Edition of 100 copies." - Sloow Tapes.
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Artist: VINCE & NOV/CRETINNVILL
Title: Living Dead Theatre 2003/Organ of CRETINNVILL
Format: CDR
Label: Ammolraga Tapes
Country: Japan
Price: $12.00
Edition of 36 copies. 2010 release. See EMBUDAGONN 108s Art Into Life Dbl LP/cass from a few years back plus more recent releases on Vitrine and A Dear Girl Called Wendy (listed w sound samples on our site). CRETINNVILL is Nobu/Wataru Kasahara (Embudagonn 108, etc); Vince & Nov is a collaboration with Vince Brusio.

"Nobu Kasahara is perhaps better known as Wataru Kasahara, a visual artist whose point of organ, scatological and obsessive work inhabits the same putrefaction as Dernier Cri or the material art of Andy Bolus. As Embudagonn 108, Kasahara has expelled a curious catalog of sounds - shortwave, room event, organ malfunction.... Embudagonn 108 confuses, infuriates and incites the listener towards action.... Kasaharas work features the same arch nihilism on display in Violent Onsen Geisha...." - Vitrine.

"I listen to various music. I am not so interested in a lot of stylized drone music and the harsh noises. These sounds are agreeable. I keep away ease. I want to stimulate the sense by uncomfortable. I am not basically interested in drone music and the harsh noises though there is exceptions such as Hermann Nitsch and I.Dumitrescu. These are music that pierces, is moved to karma, and purifies it and is repeated. However, I like music that the uniqueness of the brain of the person who makes the sound can be looked and know. They think that they fight unconsciously against karma by the peculiar brain. Selten Gehorte Musik. Caroliner Rainbow. Psycodrama. Suckdog. Costes. Sarenco. Wolf Vostell. Wild Man Fischer. J.S. Bach. Colette Magny. The Ritualistic School Of Errors. Hovlakin. Zurich 1916. They are making the work that demonstrates the primitive magic of music though music is dismantled. And, they are a one and only people not to flatter nobody. Their music gives me courage." - Wataru Kasahara (VICE interview).

Artist: WILSON, GARY
Title: You Think You Really Know Me
Format: LP
Label: Feeding Tube
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
Repressed. "Finally a new vinyl issue of Gary Wilsons monumental 1977 LP, with extra pics galore, and the original cover art (c/o Owen Maercks well-loved copy). Owen also wrote liner notes describing what it was like for the first Gary Wilson fan on the planet. You Think You Really Know Me (also the title of Michael Wolks 2005 documentary about Gary) was Wilsons second LP, but the first he recorded as a vocalist, hewing to his own bizarre vision -- a syncretic collision of romance, new-wave cocktail-jazz, heartbreak, disco-porn soundtrack music, and experimental tape manipulation. Home recorded in Endicott, NY, the album found a few fans when released, but subsequently became the exclusive purview of record collectors and the women who tolerate them. Beck name-checked Gary in 96, which made a few new people scratch their heads. And the album was reissued in 02. Rediscovery followed, and records, the documentary, and some odd live shows followed. Most of Garys moves are stamped with his unique aesthetic, and we particularly commend Garys other two Feeding Tube LPs -- Lisa Wants to Talk to You and Forgotten Lovers. But as bodacious as these two albums are, the real root of Garys muse is most obvious on You Think You Really Know Me. It is the sound of a 23 year-old oddball from upstate New York, wrestling with his demons and actually winning. Theres nothing quite like it. And it offers a story of hope to every weirdo who hears it. Hallelujah!" - Feeding Tube.

Artist: WORKDUB
Title: EP
Format: 12"
Label: Music From Memory
Country: Netherlands
Price: $18.00
"Music From Memory present a 12" of four tracks from Workdubs elusive privately released albums. Virgil Work Jr and Nicholas Georgieff developed Workdub through weekly improvised jam sessions. Georgieff experimented with rhythm programming, midi, digital effects and sound synthesis whilst Virgil would create intricate rhythm patterns for each song, playing various drum, percussion and synthesizer parts by hand. Together the pair combined ambient music with driving percussive rhythms and melody creating a very ethereal dubbed out instrumental sound which moves between funk, new wave and industrial music. Influenced by: Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Wally Badarou, Kraftwerk and Larry Heard." - Music From Memory.

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