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Artist: 39 CLOCKS
Title: Subnarcotic
Format: LP
Label: Luxury Products
Country: USA
Price: $25.00
"Limited to 1,000 LPs. Includes two newsprint poster inserts w/ unseen photos & promo material. Bonus track not available on original release or CD reissue. First time on vinyl in over 25 years. Germanys self-crowned Psycho Beat combo, 39 Clocks were a low-lit shadow unit inhabiting a cultural corner all their own. Subnarcotic may be their finest moment, distilling and stretching the art-primitivism of their debut to its logical breaking point. Oozing out shock waves of bad acid trips, decayed guitar, and the dull stomp of a tiny beatbox, Subnarcotic is American garage and proto-punk filtered through some shadow-filled masterpiece of German expressionism." - Luxury Products.

Artist: AMBARCHI & JIM OROURKE, OREN
Title: Behold
Format: LP
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $21.00
"Behold is the second collaborative release from Oren Ambarchi and Jim ORourke following the 2011 LP Indeed. Ambarchi and ORourke seamlessly blend field recordings, electronics, guitar, drums, and other acoustic instruments into a subtle combination of krautrock, minimalism, and classic free flowing electronics. Side A takes the listener into the Fourth World adventures pioneered by Jon Hassell on Fourth World Music Vol. I: Possible Musics (GB 019CD/LP), while the flip seems like an unlikely pairing of krautrock aesthetics and the slow, building, repetitive structures of The Necks. This is sharp, focused contemporary music, with minimalist motifs meeting maximalist tendencies. Behold is another landmark recording made by two of the most enthusiastic experimental explorers active today. Oren Ambarchi: guitar, drums, etc.; Jim ORourke: synth, piano, etc. Recorded and mixed at Steamroom, Tokyo in 2012 and 13. Additional recording at SuperDeluxe, Tokyo on January 26, 2012, by Masahide Ando and at Chinatown, Melbourne by Joe Talia. Cut by Christoph Grote-Beverborg at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin in August 2013. Photography by Shunichiro Okada." - Editions Mego.

Artist: AMBARCHI, OREN
Title: Quixotism
Format: LP
Label: Editions Mego
Country: Austria
Price: $21.00
"Editions Mego presents the vinyl edition of Oren Ambarchis Quixotism, a five-part piece recorded over two years with a multitude of collaborators in Europe, Japan, Australia, and the USA and released on CD in 2014 (EMEGO 202CD). Furthuring Ambarchis interest in combining abstract sonic textures with rhythm and pulse (apparent in his drumming with Keiji Haino, the subtly driving ride cymbals of collaborator Joe Talia, and the motorik grooves of 2012s Sagittarian Domain (EMEGO 144CD/LP)), Quixotisms 47 minutes rest on Thomas Brinkmanns foundation of pulsing electronic percussion. Beginning as almost subliminal propulsion behind cavernous orchestral textures and John Tilburys delicate piano interjections, the percussive elements (elaborated on by Ambarchi and Matt Chamberlain) slowly inch into the foreground of the piece before suddenly breaking out into a polyrhythmic shuffle around the halfway mark, joined by tabla master U-zhaan for the pieces final, beautiful passages. The pulse acts as a thread leading the listener though a heterogeneous variety of acoustic spaces, from the concert hall in which the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra were recorded to the intimacy of Crys Coles contact mic textures. Ambarchis guitar itself ranges over this wide variety of acoustic spaces, from airless, clipped tones to swirling, reverberated fog. Within the complex web Ambarchi spins over the pieces steadily pulsing foundation, elements approach and recede, appear and reappear in a non-linear fashion, even as the piece plots an overall course from the gray, almost Nono-esque reverberated space of its opening section to the crisp foreground presence of Jim ORourkes synth and Evyind Kangs strings in its final moments. Formally indebted to the side-long workouts of classic Cologne techno, the long-form works of composers such as Eliane Radigue, and the organic push and pull of improvised performance, Quixotism, in a kind of dream-logic, moves with nearly imperceptible transitions through its sonic diversity. Though it is shaped by its many contributors, the resulting sound world is unmistakably Ambarchis own, and the summation of his career thus far. Played by Oren Ambarchi (guitars and percussion), Thomas Brinkmann (computable drums with an application to the Entscheidungsproblem), Matt Chamberlain (drums and electronics, Parts 3 & 4), Crys Cole (contact mics and brushes, Part 4), Eyvind Kang (bowed gender, Part 1 and violas, Part 5), Jim ORourke (synths, Parts 4 and 5), John Tilbury (piano, Parts 1 & 2), U-zhaan (tabla, Part 5), and Ilan Volkov & the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra (Parts 1 & 3). Recorded at Max Ernst Studios, Cologne; Harpa, Reykjavik; Cyclops Sound Studio, Los Angeles; Avast! Studios, Seattle, with co-production and engineering by Randall Dunn; Steamroom, Tokyo, with engineering by Jim ORourke; London; and Melbourne in 2012, 13, and 14. Mixed by Ambarchi and Joe Talia at Chinatown, Melbourne in December 2013 and March 2014. Mastered by Byron Scullin at Moose, Melbourne in March and April 2014. Cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin in June 2014." - Editions Mego.

Artist: ASHTRAY NAVIGATIONS
Title: Spray
Format: CDR
Label: Memoirs Of An Aesthete
Country: UK
Price: $10.00
"The cover of the latest CD-r from blog faves Ashtray Navigations (this time being Phil Todd solo) sports a noteworthy boast: aside from false starts with the percussion everything else therein is a first take. It is an interesting prospect. Despite being an accomplished improviser, Phils recorded output tends to be the result of much deliberation, overdubbing and editing. The guy puts the hours in and the result is a consistency unique amongst those similarly prolific. The slapdash should take note: no that wont do, be more like Phil instead. Anyway, in keeping with the vibe of the project I decided to review it in one take too. During a lunch break I found an unused basement teaching room in the university where I work, spread my kit across a table – food, pencil, three sheets of A4 paper, mp3 player – pushed the buds deep into my long-suffering ear canals, pressed play and wrote the following. Aside from some false starts on the punctuation, and some reconstruction following the disintegration of my sandwich and resultant beetroot stains, this is also a first take.

bubba omeiser: chimes, bells, calling the fairies to a gathering? A wedding? Getting heavier, maybe a mushroom vision of the forest, maybe the soundtrack to a 1970s documentary about jellyfish. Hang on – here come the space bongos (obviously this release does contain overdubs – presumably Phil means each element was recorded in one take. Some assembly was required)! Now there is an epic swishing hiss – reptiles in sunglasses are eating the wedding party! the awful backlash: ah, the guitar. A super-cool rhythmic shimmer underscores a sky-scraping psyche-rock wig-out. Phils ornithopter flaps lazily over the dunes (at this point I stared at the wall for a minute, lost in the solo. Nearby building work was making the floor vibrate nicely). This is Phil at his most free and, ironically, perhaps at his most accessible. I can imagine anyone whose tastes are guitar-led being won over by this to the shining path of AshNav, Fun ending as one of the hip lizards from earlier croaks along to the dying seconds. spray: Business! Initial bobbling sounds like an interlude in a modernist composition symbolising the rush of urban existence. Picture ballet dancers artfully avoiding each other as they hail cabs, meet their dates, go about a stylised version of city life. Im expecting this to resolve, to clarify but the layers continue to slide over each other, breathless. OK, now percussion is stapling it together and a low end is packing it away. Second movement, change of scene. Now the electrobibble seems like the chittering of nocturnal creatures, the wob-wob of the synth giving the impression of a tropical night that just wont cool. Act three sees the return our reptile friends. As the engine of their super-yacht idles in the background, ready to depart, they enjoy a quayside performance of Miles Davis style vibraphonic space jazz then, ha!, that is it. Blimey, for a 20 minute track that sure passed quickly." - Memoirs Of An Aesthete.
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Artist: BASHO, ROBBIE
Title: The Falconers Arm, Vol. 1
Format: LP
Label: No Label
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"First reissue of Robbie Bashos The Falconers Arm, Vol. 1, originally released by John Faheys Takoma label in 1967. The Falconers Arm pair of LPs (this record and the simultaneously reissued Vol. 2 (C 1018LP)) is widely considered Bashos best work; monumental pieces of folk guitar invention from the pioneer, fusing the drones of Indian raga with flamenco and traditional folk. Fully remastered with excellent sound. Limited edition pressing of 500 copies."

Artist: BASHO, ROBBIE
Title: The Falconers Arm, Vol. 2
Format: LP
Label: No Label
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"First reissue of Robbie Bashos The Falconers Arm, Vol. 2, originally released by John Faheys Takoma label in 1967. The Falconers Arm pair of LPs (this record and the simultaneously reissued Vol. 1 (C 1017LP)) is widely considered Bashos best work; monumental pieces of folk guitar invention from the pioneer, with guitar lines in unusual tunings influenced by both blues and Indian music. Fully remastered with excellent sound. Limited edition pressing of 500 copies."

Artist: COCOON, THE
Title: While the Recording Engineer Sleeps
Format: CD
Label: Staubgold
Country: Germany
Price: $18.00
"First reissue of While the Recording Engineer Sleeps, the first album by The Cocoon, recorded in 1985 and originally released in 1989. The Cocoon was a kind of psychedelic supergroup featuring legendary figures of the German music scene of the 1960s, 70s, and 80s: Gunter Hampel (vibraphone, piano, flute, bass clarinet, lead vocals), Jürgen Gleue (lead vocals, bass, guitar), Matthias Arfmann (guitar, bass organ, electric piano, lead vocals), Rüdiger Klose (drums, vocals), and Thomas Keyserling (flute, alto saxophone). Most songs were written by Hampel and Gleue with Gleue providing the lyrics. The legendary jazz composer, bandleader, vibraphonist, bass clarinetist, flutist, and baritone saxophonist Gunter Hampel is one of the most influential musicians, composers, and pioneers of the worldwide jazz evolution. He is the major instigator of the European jazz movement since 1958. On his own Birth Records label he has recorded more than 200 albums, most of them together with his Galaxie Dream Band. Jürgen Gleue was a founding member of the infamous neo-psychedelic band 39 Clocks, with whom he released four albums between 1981 and 1987. Under the moniker Phantom Payn, he later recorded another six albums of acid-driven psychedelia, and, together with Rüdiger Klose, he also played in the psychedelic rock band Exit Out. Klose also contributed to 39 Clocks, Phantom Payn, and avant-garde group Die Kastrierten Philosophen. First known as a founding member of Die Kastrierten Philosophen, Matthias Arfmann later became famous as the producer of German hip-hop/reggae star Jan Delay. And Thomas Keyserling, also a member of Hampels Galaxie Dream Band, played with Agitation Free and was a guest musician on two legendary 1970 German krautrock albums: Tangerine Dreams Electronic Meditation and Amon Düül IIs Yeti." - Staubgold.

Artist: COCOON, THE
Title: While the Recording Engineer Sleeps
Format: LP
Label: Staubgold
Country: Germany
Price: $19.00
"First reissue of While the Recording Engineer Sleeps, the first album by The Cocoon, recorded in 1985 and originally released in 1989. The Cocoon was a kind of psychedelic supergroup featuring legendary figures of the German music scene of the 1960s, 70s, and 80s: Gunter Hampel (vibraphone, piano, flute, bass clarinet, lead vocals), Jürgen Gleue (lead vocals, bass, guitar), Matthias Arfmann (guitar, bass organ, electric piano, lead vocals), Rüdiger Klose (drums, vocals), and Thomas Keyserling (flute, alto saxophone). Most songs were written by Hampel and Gleue with Gleue providing the lyrics. The legendary jazz composer, bandleader, vibraphonist, bass clarinetist, flutist, and baritone saxophonist Gunter Hampel is one of the most influential musicians, composers, and pioneers of the worldwide jazz evolution. He is the major instigator of the European jazz movement since 1958. On his own Birth Records label he has recorded more than 200 albums, most of them together with his Galaxie Dream Band. Jürgen Gleue was a founding member of the infamous neo-psychedelic band 39 Clocks, with whom he released four albums between 1981 and 1987. Under the moniker Phantom Payn, he later recorded another six albums of acid-driven psychedelia, and, together with Rüdiger Klose, he also played in the psychedelic rock band Exit Out. Klose also contributed to 39 Clocks, Phantom Payn, and avant-garde group Die Kastrierten Philosophen. First known as a founding member of Die Kastrierten Philosophen, Matthias Arfmann later became famous as the producer of German hip-hop/reggae star Jan Delay. And Thomas Keyserling, also a member of Hampels Galaxie Dream Band, played with Agitation Free and was a guest musician on two legendary 1970 German krautrock albums: Tangerine Dreams Electronic Meditation and Amon Düül IIs Yeti." - Staubgold.

Artist: DAIKYOFUROSHIKI
Title: YUU
Format: LP
Label: Wild Flesh
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
“大凶風呂敷 [DaiKyoFuroShiki] is Tamio Shiraishi and Cammisa Buerhaus. Yuu is their debut LP. The record documents their improvisations, capturing their evolution from free music toward minimal electronics in 11 tracks. Recorded over the span of a year everywhere from downtown Manhattan artist lofts to Brooklyn living rooms to warehouses by the water. Shiraishi plays saxophone and voice. Buerhaus plays the Chroma Color Organ, her self built pipe organ, as well as electric guitar, voice, shortwave radio, and a Soviet synthesizer. This is a limited edition of 500. Cover art by C. Buerhaus. Mastered by Bhob Rainey.” - Wild Flesh.

"大凶風呂敷 are Cammisa Buerhaus and Tamio Shirashi, a dash of twin impossibilities out of time yet essentially contemporary. They are the best new unit in lower New York City. Buerhaus is a leader in the new wave of hand made sound. She puts a youth spin on the Broken Music approach of classically decadent avant-garde sonic events and the plastic esoterica of a figure like, say, Anne Gillis. With 大凶風呂敷, she plays her self built wood organ, half part sound sculpture, half part hallucinatory drone machine. Shirashi needs no introduction; he was a central figure in the Club Minor scene in Japan, jammed in Taco and A-Musik, helped form Fushitsusha, has released various works of site specific saxophone playing. His style is some of the most atom splitting minimalism to ever locate your body in space. Thus, the sound of 大凶風呂敷 is a tense drama whose nerve chilling minimalism literally encodes the space for terrifying truths to appear all around you." - Ravi Binning.

Artist: EEK
Title: Kahraba
Format: LP
Label: Nashazphone
Country: Egypt
Price: $24.00
"Kahraba is the debut studio album of Islam Chipsys EEK. Recorded in late 2014 in downtown Cairo, it contains four tracks perfectly representing Chipsys wild and inimitable artistic spectrum, ranging from the frenzied sound signature technique that brought him his fame ("Trinity" and "Kahraba") to the bands individual maneuverings of typical Egyptian standards such as the Northeastern Nile delta "Simsimiyya" in "El-Bawaba" or Upper Egypts traditional "Mouled Saidi" in "Mouled El-Ghoul"." - Nashazphone.

Artist: EMBUDAGONN 108
Title: Dissection of Chronus
Format: One-Sided LP
Label: A Dear Girl Called Wendy
Country: Italy
Price: $22.00
“Embudagonn 108 is Wataru Kasahara, hermetic artist from Tokyo. The recording covers over 30 years (see recent , and long sold out, archival release on Art Into Life). Started in 1984, continued in 1988, finished in mid 2014. Field recordings smashed with disturbingly electronic sounds, echoes of an old instruments lost in our memories. Kasahara describes his work in these words: “my simbolism is a decorative trap. you and I are in the absurd game. This music is killed, dissected and discarded music.” ​​ Mastered by Riccardo Mazza in late 2014. ​​ White vinyls, printed labels and inner sleeve, one time limited ​pressing of 100 copies.” - A Dear Girl Called Wendy.

Artist: FISH FROM TAHITI
Title: Decal Baby
Format: LP
Label: Harbinger Sound
Country: UK
Price: $23.00
“Decal Baby is a compilation featuring a selection of cuts from Leicesters Fish From Tahiti. The songs were recorded at the start of the 2000s and originally released on numerous 7"s by FFTs Dave Dixey on his own Sorted Records label. This set also contains a number of unreleased tracks recorded during the same period, including the unreleased fifth single. All the tracks feature FFTs trademark lo-fi sound of crazed loops and snatched samples all thrown together to create a drunken hypnotic haze. At times it is almost dubish, at others it ventures deeper into abstract experimental areas. Given Dave Dixeys career starting out in the late-70s with Fuck Off Records artists Anthrax For The People, running the legendary Alternative Capitalists cassette label and decades of promoting weirdness in Leicester,Decal Baby is a worthy salute to a forgotten group and your chance to catch up. Housed in a full color sleeve designed by the original Sorted Records graphics man -- Steve Lippert -- using images from the groups archives. Lippert has also designed covers for Vinyl-on-Demand, Harbinger Sound and Black Sabbath! An edition of 500 copies.” - Harbinger Sound.

Artist: FUKUOKA, RINJI & MASAYOSHI URABE
Title: Barcelona Express Live 2004
Format: LP
Label: 8mm
Country: Italy
Price: $22.00
Recordings from performances in Europe and Japan throughout the summer and autumn of 2004.

Artist: HALLS, SHE SHELLS STRING TRIO, BEN
Title: Negatively Complicating A Procedure That is Already Flawed
Format: LP
Label: 8mm
Country: Italy
Price: $22.00
“Stunning new jams by the trio of Ben Hall (Graveyards), C. Spencer Yeh (Burning Star Core) and Mike Khoury. Two violins and incendiary drums for a serie of dialogues that magically combine intensity and introspection, rhythm and silence, discipline and fire. When imagination meets instinct, music is free. A rare gem, a gift by gifted musicians.* 150 copies with handmade covers.” -8mm.

Artist: HIGUCHI, HISATO
Title: Otomeyama Bottoms
Format: LP
Label: 8mm
Country: Portugal
Price: $22.00
“When freedom meets grace. New, wonderful work by one of Japans most unique voices. Hisatos songs shine like stars in a summer night. Warm, fragile, and thorn music. It will send shivers down to your spine. Edition of 250 copies with professionally printed artwork and inserts.” - 8mm.

Artist: HOLY RIVER FAMILY BAND
Title: Welcome to Riverhouse (...An Abbreviated Journey)
Format: LP
Label: Gates of Dawn
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
“While I thoroughly enjoyed Holy River Family Bands debut CD, "Haida Deities", I felt that the music tended to continue good jams even after the ideas had played themselves out. Im pleased to say that on this new release the band has taken a giant leap forward and done so with the confidence to make it a two-CD package. As before, the band lineup includes Jens Unosson on organ, electric piano, analog synth, bells, and vocals, Arne Jonasson on guitar, saz, bouzouki, oud, sitar, cümbüs, mey, zurna, violin, hurdy-gurdy, recorder, vocals, and Mathias Barder on drums, percussion, flutes, and vocals.

The big difference for this listener is that the music has more of a sense of direction. There are more shifts in mood, atmosphere, and even style. The cosmic instrumentals are still there but we also have vocals on several songs which are a welcome addition. The trademark sound is still psychedelia with an Eastern flavor. Arne Jonassons many acoustic stringed instruments ensure that the music is always interesting though I have to confess I still dont know what a saz, oud, cumbus, mey, or zurna are. Across the two CDs there is a perfect mix of acoustic instruments and slowly soloing electric guitar. Jens Unossons synths lift the stage into the heavens at times with slowly meandering melody lines and at others with multi-textured layers of keys that Jonasson jams to. On some tunes his organ gives the songs a cool 60s pop-psych feel. But this is only the surface as much instrumental activity is going on in the background. In fact, the music can be quite complex despite the ease and dreaminess of the pace. The best moments though are when Mathias Barder adds flute to the mix. I can just feel the cloud ease itself underneath and carry me away. In summary, the band has taken the ideas that were introduced on Haida Deities to produce a solid and better defined work.” - Aural Innovations.

Artist: INNERCITY
Title: Ababababababas (Blue Lion Child)
Format: LP
Label: Further
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"Do you ever listen to a record and worry about its creators sanity? Granted, it rarely happens, but in the case of Innercity -- Antwerp producer Hans Dens -- its a legitimate concern. Thankfully, Denss apparent madness manifests itself in music so uncompromising and off the charts of classification that it convinces you that any kind of sonic innovation at this late date demands a bit of mental instability. By way of explanation, Dens says, "People forget that there is only magic in this world, mostly black, nothing more." In other news: You will never confuse this Innercity with Kevin Saundersons Inner City. ABABABABABABAS (Blue Lion Child) makes Denss rather strange first album on Further, 2012s A Lion Baptism, seem like radio-friendly fodder by comparison. The producer admits, "This release is surely one of my harsher, bleak ones... I tried to keep it pure, and again bleak. Also put the keyboards in the shelf for this one; its all guitar and violin through an array of effects..." "Baals (Kitten Trumpeteer Choir)" fades in with what sounds like waves of harsh, scalding feedback -- lets call it "the black metal of ambient." Dens conjures pitiless, post-apocalyptic atmospheres, but imbues them with a residual glow of dignity. The tidal "Masks and Mold Matter" could be a noir soundtrack thats too weird and nightmarish even for David Lynch. Its main sound source sounds like the irradiated molecules of a psych-rock guitar riff by Chromes Helios Creed. What passes for a respite in Innercitys harsh sonic universe comes from "Raragrams," with ill oscillations that seem to have escaped from Gil Mellés groundbreaking Andromeda Strain soundtrack (1971). On "In Abra and Umbra," Dens creates a desolate Plutonian ambience thatll give your ears frostbite, unleashing clouds of unidentified frying sonics. With perverse whimsy, Dens lets some unfeasibly heavy beats intrude in the last minute. "A-Baba-Al-One" defines a new form of chilling horror-film soundtrack; its synths actually shiver and moan. The album closes with "And Dead As All Black Acts," which sounds like a yeti trying to pound its way out of a casket. Anguished tones of unclassifiable extremity and distress send us out on a note of ecstatic bafflement. You realize youve reached the end of this record alive, and youre much stronger because of it. Featuring Bart De Paepe from Sloow Tapes. Artwork by Chloe Harris and poetry by Hans Dens. Cut by CGB @ Dubplates & Mastering." -Further.

Artist: INSTANT AUTOMATONS
Title: Not So Deep As A Well
Format: CDR
Label: Waterden
Country: UK
Price: $12.00
"A 27-track anthology following the UKs premier exponents of Free Music from the Peter Paints His Fence EP to the Love Not Devotion LP and beyond. Contains several previously unreleased tracks." - Waterden.
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Artist: KOERNER, SPIDER JOHN
Title: Some American Folk Songs Like They Used To
Format: LP
Label: Neros Neptune
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
"After moving to Denmark in 1972 and abandoning music for a spell, the legendary Spider John Koerner returned to the U.S. in 1974 to record an LP for Dave Rays Sweet Jane label. The resulting record is one of the finest of his 50-plus-year career. As its title implies, the album displays a conscious move away from the folk-blues stylings of earlier recordings and toward an embrace of traditional American folk music. The enduring quality of its songs is evidenced by their continued inclusion on Koerners set lists over 40 years later. This first-ever reissue of Some American Folk Songs Like They Used To is the fourth release by Koerner on Neros Neptune. Available in a limited artists edition of 300 numbered copies, the record is mastered from remarkably well-preserved first-generation reel-to-reel tapes. The lacquers were cut by Ralph Karsten at Atma-Sphere, and the LP pressed at RTI. There is no digital technology used at any point in the process. Not only is the sound better than on the original 1974 release, but the beautiful, hand-printed covers feature new and improved artwork from a woodblock designed by Neros Neptune art director and recording artist Paul Metzger." - Neros Neptune.

Artist: LEATHER NUN
Title: Prime Mover
Format: 7"
Label: Subterranean
Country: USA
Price: $4.00
Original copies of this 1983 release, on yellow vinyl.

Artist: LEVI, LOUISE LANDES
Title: From the Ming Oracle
Format: LP
Label: Sloowax
Country: Belgium
Price: $21.00
“Recording by Louise Landes Levi on traditional bowed harp or sarangi and Hilary Jeffery (who also plays with Catherine Christer Hennix) on trombone drone. Levi studied sarangi under the guidance of Annapurna Devi and Ali Akbar Khan.
Levi & Jeffery interpret the perennial tradition of Indian raga - informed by the deep dream of the 20th century & the visionary ensembles of the mid century: The Floating Lotus Magic Opera Company (Daniel Moore) & The Theatre of Eternal Music (La Monte Young & Marian Zazeela). Also an accomplished poet, the LP comes with a booklet with a selection of poems from “Tower 2/TARA or dc-x,” which was originally printed for the funeral rites of Simon Vinkenoog. Edition of 300 copies.” - Sloowax.

Artist: LUNCH, LYDIA
Title: Conspiracy of Women
Format: LP
Label: Other People
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Nicolas Jaar and Lydia Lunch reissue, for the first time, Lydias classic early spoken word album C.O.W. (1990). Includes a remix of "Why, Why Was I Born An American..." by Chicago no wave figure Weasel Walter and Jaar." - Other People.

Artist: M. ZALLA (PIERO UMILIANI)
Title: Problemi dOggi
Format: LP
Label: Black Sweat
Country: Italy
Price: $26.00
"Italian maestro Piero Umiliani, during his period of fascination with psychedelic and electronic atmospheres, composed a good number of musical portraits dedicated, as this title reveals, to the problems of his time. In the early 70s, Italians were worried about the mafia, terrorism, and social conflicts; and one can sense that the music represents these anxieties in its experimental nature. Dark, disturbing, and unique in the long and extremely productive career of Piero Umiliani. And if, in 2015, titles like "Mondo in Crisi," "Problemi Sociali," "Azione Sindacale," and "Mafia Oggi" sound sadly relevant, its even more surprising to find that the music of Problemi dOggi (Problems of Today) still sounds alien and unique. The record, released under Umilianis M. Zalla alias in 1973, presents various styles, from Pink Floyd atmospheres (or The Braens Machine, if you prefer...) to compositions characterized by a great use of drum machines and Moog synthesizers. One listen to the beginning of the opening track "Produzione" justifies the words of Sean Canty (Demdike Stare), citing the music as the first techno/trance track in history. But between the grooves of this record, reissued here for the first time, its easy to find moments that many other artist and musicians -- from The Residents to Aphex Twin and Four Tet -- may have caught during their careers." - Black Sweat.

Artist: MAMITORI ULITHI EMPRESS YONAGUNI SAN
Title: 25/12/2013
Format: LP
Label: Bruit Direct Disques
Country: France
Price: $27.00
"In keeping with the freer releases in their catalog (Sky Needle, La Ligne Claire, Minitel), Bruit Direct Disques presents 25/12/2013, a live album by Japanese group 真美鳥Ulithi Empress Yonaguni San, often referred to by their nickname, Mamitori. Savagely DIY and autonomous, Mamitori have released only a handful of copies of a privately pressed record, while lead guitarist Aritomo has put out an abundance of self-produced acid-folk records, hand-assembling sleeves for every copy. David Keenan compared the bands 2012 album 一二三 Fairy Tail Chimidoro Phenomenon Satan Inferno Dress Ha Cattlemurarete Yggdrasill ハWa Sasaru to "Isnt Anything being creepy-crawled by Idiot OClock or the early Rough Trade singles as curated by Jutok Kaneko and Reiko Kudo." The six tracks offered here (drawn from that 2012 album) were recorded in public and are reproduced accurately, with silences and tuning included at the express request of the band. Guitars are skinned alive, twisted in counterpoint, or played with a cheesegrater; the frail vocal is as exhausted as it is sweet; the trumpet plays its dying breath; the bouncy rhythm section offers a skeleton of rigor; psych-rock is reduced here to fluff, with only a scraggy trunk of the spinal column remaining. Mamitori follows the traces of the ancestral giants of 70s avant-rock (Hendrix, Velvets, Captain Beefheart, Henry Cow, Can, The Red Krayola), except its an odd post-punk mess that spits from their amps. Accident is king with Mamitori, and their psychotic free rock, loaded with open-tuned guitars, sometimes feels like shreds of sound; limping and out of phase, played obliquely, their music is at once absolutely diaphanous and indecipherable. Nothing is ever in place and everything cracks up and frays; its an atonal construction that threatens to become melodious at any minute. Ultimately, Mamitori hides a form of twee pop unwittingly battered by no wave, every chord of which could be a blank bullet. One might mistake the sound for My Bloody Valentine violently colliding with The Shaggs, The Pastels attacked by Mars, or Pere Ubu holding paws with Swell Maps. Is a "No Tokyo" emerging decades after No New York? This live set, in front of a ghost-like public, serves as a hint of this Japanese bands profound peculiarity, joyfully perplexing everyone even further by citing alternative j-rock supertars LArc-en-Ciel as an influence. Mamitori will have you humming songs you hadnt noticed were there." - Bruit Direct Disques.

Artist: MELANIE ODUBHSHLAINE
Title: Deformed Vowels
Format: LP
Label: Golden Lab
Country: UK
Price: $30.00
"Melanie ODubhshlaine is a Leeds-based synthetic noise merchant (formerly performing under the Ocelocelot moniker). An obtuse musical fantasist, M OD is a purveyor of heavy space-chord amalgamations, drum pad improv, and the human voice synthesized into abstraction and stripped of communicative utilitarianism. Always great live, this supporting pillar of the Ashtray Navigations empire stands independent, peaceful like a heron, as the brown river unremittingly carries pillagers debris downstream to some godforsaken industrial necropolis, long ago taken hostage by Japanese knotweed." - Golden Lab.

Artist: MOCTAR, MDOU
Title: Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai OST
Format: LP
Label: Sahelsounds
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Rocking soundtrack recording from Rain the Color Blue with a Little Red In It, a revolutionary story of guitars, motorcycles, cellphones -- and the music of a new generation. Original compositions from Mdou Moctar from the film about his rise to fame in the city of Agadez. From the raucous heavy psychedelic to the beautiful pentatonic sublime. Includes original compositions and reverb heavy intermission film score." - Sahelsounds.

Artist: MOGGI AKA PIERO UMILIANI
Title: Omaggio ad Einstein (Deluxe)
Format: LP
Label: Dagored
Country: Italy
Price: $27.00
Deluxe LP edition pressed on yellow vinyl and presented in custom "big hole" jacket; limited to 500 copies. "Omaggio ad Einstein has a special place among the many albums of electronic music composed by Piero Umiliani. In this homage to the German physicist, Umiliani subverts the rules of space and time in music and creates an album with 23 compositions, all of them less than two minutes long, instead of following the traditional 7-10 tracks usually present in an LP. This is an original and experimental album, with a peculiar and epic catchiness, tied to Piero Umilianis masterful use of synthesizers and great experience in the field of soundtracks. The themes of Omaggio ad Einstein take us to sidereal spaces, wandering across the universe with their clear sounds and wonderfully creative titles ("The Celestial Vault," "Nuclear Valkyries," "Galactic Abyss"...). This is the first reissue of this album, which was originally released in 1976 by Umilianis Omicron label." - Dagored.

Artist: NICODEMUS
Title: The Strange Saga of Henryetta Flagetta
Format: LP
Label: Parallel World
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
Original sealed copies of NICODEMUS' 1984 recordings released in the mid 90s by Paul Major and Mike Ascherman on Parallel World. 500 pressed on red vinyl.

"..mysterious underground US freak who creates a bizarre mixture of electric and acoustic psych weirdness. Incredibly diverse styles are used by Nicodemus as he creates garage psych symphonies that overlay insightful and damaged lyrics." -Freak Emporium.

"Nicodemus has produced a body of work over his more than 30-year career that is stunning in its breadth and shocking in its level of accomplishment, yet is so underexposed that many have never heard of a man whose best music is easily on a par or better than the work of auteurs ranging from Lou Reed to Neil Young to John Lennon to Brian Wilson to Bruce Springsteen. Perhaps its too much to ask that the terminally clueless Rolling Stone Record Guide have caught on, but St. Nic has been consistently overlooked even by self-proclaimed underground guides like The Trouser Press Record Guide or Unknown Legends Of Rock. Excepting a brief blurb in Jello Biafras section of the RE/Search book Incredibly Strange Music, Vol. 2 and an error-riddled article in Motorbooty magazine, precious few signposts point the music consumer towards Nicodemus work. Given that the world of music journalism is prone to hyperbole, many may choose to doubt my words, but the proof is in the music: a couple of listens to amazing songs like "Sometimes I Cant Sleep", "They Whisper Here", "One Way", or "When The Daylight Fades To Nothing" should convince even the most skeptical that Nicodemus music deserves to be considered among the most creative musical art of the last thirty years. Equally as astonishing as his work is the story of the man himself; his entry into the music business almost came in his pre-teen years when Motown chief Berry Gordy almost signed his group, the Jim Harlem Trio. "We were around 11 or 12 years old, but we were doing blues and stuff like that. Fortune Records hooked us up with a guy named Bob Moss, who was some kind of big recording deal back then. He recorded us and got the tape to Berry, and he was interested in putting our work out seeing that we were young. He was branching out, and we would have been the first white people signed to that label, but my stepfather, that particular stepfather at that time, who opted to be our manager, also opted to run off with the tapes when he caught my mother and her third husband together. So he punished us all by doing that." Later Nicodemus became part of the outlaw motorcycle club Satans Last Revenge, eventually becoming its president. While an important part of his life, Nicodemus doesnt want it overemphasized in overzealous attempts to create a cartoon image of his life. "Im very against becoming a caricature of myself. Thats where I say that you have to not take yourself too seriously in life. Especially with some of the things that are said about me, cause I read some of these writings and its like Biker Of The Apocalypse? Come on…whoever wrote that was someplace else."
As Nicodemus began to create his first records, he quickly realized that despite his childhood chance at getting into Hitsville, his adult work was less likely to find acceptance with the industry. He thus created Zedikiah Records and self-released his albums under this imprint, years before the punk underground would claim to have originated the DIY ethos. "When I was [getting started] there was nobody to get any input from, nobody to get any ideas from. I just knew that Id had enough of being auditioned by record companies and being told that I cant do it this way. And I knew that I had to do it the way that I felt it, and that was whether or not I wanted to go la la-la, la-la-la-la la la on Spacechild Squall and end it off-key and not have somebody coming in, Oh, no, you gotta do that over, and me try to explain to them why its off key, man, cause the song, if you, you know…Its called human emotion--its not a mistake, buddy, its supposed to be there!"- Aaron Poehler.

Artist: NITSCH, HERMANN
Title: 6. Sinfonie
Format: Double CD
Label: Tochnit Aleph
Country: Germany
Price: $22.00
"Hermann Nitschs Sixth Symphony for large orchestra performed and recorded November 1, 1980 at Museum des 20. Jahrhunderts, Vienna. The most brutal and dramatic orchestral music. Edition of 500 copies in big 2CD jewel-case with 12 page booklet." - Tochnit Aleph.

Artist: PERHACS, LINDA
Title: Parallelograms
Format: CD
Label: The Wild Places
Country: USA
Price: $12.00
Original copies of the second of two CD versions from Wild Places (the first label to reissue "Parallelograms"). This one, from 2003, includes 6 previous unreleased demos. "Linda Perhacs Parallelograms is one of those exceptions that proves the rule; the American equivalent to Vashti Bunyans Just Another Diamond Day. An uncanny mix of Aquarian folk and ethereal, avant-garde treatments, Parallelograms was created in the heart of hippy country, LAs Topanga Canyon, by a dental hygienist who was inspired by nature and by the cultural revolution going on around her. “Im not a drug user,” she says now, still living on Topanga Canyon Boulevard. “I never was in the ‘60s and ‘70s, but I loved those people because they were dealing with energies, and our conversation level would be very deep. Im deeply intuitive, I see and hear things the average person might not experience.

Parallelograms was produced by one of Perhacs dental clients, Leonard Rosenmann, a film composer who had written the scores for Rebel Without A Cause and Barry Lyndon. Over nine months, with a host of experienced players on call – “I felt like a street urchin being schooled by Picasso,” she says – Rosenmann fleshed out Perhacs astonishing and intuitive musical vision. When Parallelograms was finished, it sounded like a masterpiece, but the Kapp label pressed it so badly that, Perhacs says, “I could only bear to listen to it once. I then threw my copy of my own record away.” Promotion was negligible, sales non-existent. Obscurity beckoned.” - from Linda Perhacs website.

Artist: PIG RIDER
Title: The Robinson Scratch Theory
Format: Double LP
Label: Guerssen
Country: Spain
Price: $35.00
“Bedroom/lo-fi psychedelia by unsung heroes of the 80s DIY cassette culture scene. From outsider synth-pop to Barrett-esque lysergic folk; from lo-fi garage-punk to basement prog: acid-fuzz guitars, cheap keyboards, primitive electronics, homemade vibes, and bizarre, funny lyrics. Pig Riderwere formed in Kent, UK, in the late 60s by John Mayes and Colin Kitchener. With the help from some friends they recorded and self-released a series of acetate-only psych-folk albums in the mid-70s (Heterophonies, Bloody Turkey Sandwiches...), which are prime examples of early DIY psychedelic music, highly sought-after since a review of Heterophoniesappeared in Richard Morton Jacks Galactic Ramblebook. In 2013, collector Alexandre Mansuy (from the influential Somewhere There Is Music blog) found Mayes and Kitchener and was astonished when they told him their story: Heterophonies was only one of their many, many great recordings, 22 in all, including 45s, acetates, and tapes. Thanks to Mansuy, Guerssen is launching a comprehensive Pig Rider reissue campaign, starting with The Robinson Scratch Theory. The compilation includes tracks originally recorded between 1980 and 1986 and released as private cassettes. Pig Riders sound brings to mind obscure DIY bands like The Desperate Bicycles,Instant Automatons, or Beyond the Implode -- if those bands knew how to write catchy and well-crafted songs. But the most amazing thing is that Pig Rider were creating this kind of music for their own amusement without any knowledge of the post-punk or DIY movement. Although they were listening to bands like the Bonzos, Pink Floyd, and The Misunderstood -- "I played their Children of the Sun 45 until the groove was worn out!" says Kitchener -- Pig Rider claim that the main influence on what they played was the availability of instruments and what they could do with them -- not always what they were designed for -- and always pushing their limits. The Robinson Scratch Theory is presented in master tape sound with an insert/booklet containing detailed liner notes and photos. The compilation is released in advance of first-ever reissues of two of Pig Riders ultra-rare 70s acetates, Bloody Turkey Sandwiches (1974) and Heterophonies (1975). Welcome to the twisted world of one of the truly pioneering DIY psychedelic pop bands.” - Guerrssen.

Artist: PROFLIGATE
Title: Extremities
Format: 12"
Label: Unknown Precept
Country: France
Price: $16.00
“Known for his venturesome take on industrial music, Philadelphias Noah Anthony -- member of the wrenching experimental outfits Form a Log and Social Junk -- adds a more straightforward tone to his discography. Jumping from jerky, filtered, beat-driven tunes to more hostile, squeaky pieces, Extremities highlights the clash between convulsive rhythms and spasmodic sounds, hammering and twisting the tempo through unforgiving techno grooves. Its impassive development sees him stretching opposites from one end to the other by confronting classic club themes in daring, raw rhythmic experiments. As grotesque as it is confident; a contemporary look at modern electronic music.” - Unknown Precept.

Artist: RADIGUE, ELIANE
Title: Songs of Milarepa
Format: Double CD
Label: Lovely Music
Country: USA
Price: $27.00
"Double CD of all 5 of Radigues songs in tribute to the Tibetan saint and poet from the eleventh century. Two of the tracks date from an 1983 LP (Radigues first release), 2 are previously unreleased and the final 62-minute track was previously issued as a sole CD in 1987. The material is performed by Radigue (synthesizer & recording), Robert Ashley (English voice) & Lama Kunga Rinpoche (Tibetan voice). Radigue was born in France and has studied under Pierre Shaeffer and Pierre Henry; her musical has an extremely organic and mystical electronics vibe." - Lovely Music.
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Artist: RADIGUE, ELIANE
Title: Vice-Versa, Etc...
Format: Double CD
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Includes liner notes & archival photographs. 1970 was an important year in Eliane Radigues musical life since it was the year just before she acquired her ARP 2500 synthesizer. Since 1967, she had been using the feedback as a material; feedback from two tape recorders reworked through intensive studio techniques: slowing down, alteration, superimposition, montage. In 1970, the last year she dedicated to feedback, several milestone pieces saw the light of day: Omnht, a wonderful sound installation for three out-of-phase tape loops and wall-mounted loudspeakers; the theoretical setting ofLabyrinthe Sonore (eventually premiered at Mills College in 1998 in collaboration with Pauline Oliveros, Maggie Payne and William Winant, amongst others);Opus 17, one of her first compositions in fixed duration (according to Rhys Chatham, a decisive piece that would change his own compositional career); andVice-Versa, etc..., which appears to be her very last feedback loop composition. Vice-Versa, etc... was conceived as a sound installation setting similar toS=a=b=a+b. A single magnetic tape can be played at any speed, a stereo tape of which allows three playings: left channel alone, right channel alone, left and right channels together. These different channels can be overlapped/crossed over as much as possible, at any speed. Thus the piece reveals itself in its whole dimension, its infinite grace. In its content, the piece is the most minimal that Eliane Radigue has ever composed. Feedback is horizontally sustained, time is suspended, vibrating with organic and subtle pulsations. The fastest playthrough, in just 242", weaves a graceful continuum of uncanny depth, somewhere between the sonority of feedback and a glass harmonica. Played slowly, at 1341", it takes us into an universe of low frequency vibrations felt as much by the guts, the ribcage and the whole body as by the eardrum: the signature sound of Eliane Radigue. Between these two extremes, many delicate shadings/variations appear simply through speed modulation. What is striking about this work, which may arguably be one of Radigues most important compositions, is the extraordinary quality of the tones obtained from such a rudimentary material. It is hard to believe that the composer was yet to begin working on her ARP, since the sonorities heard on Vice-Versa, etc... are surprisingly similar to those she would go on to produce with her synthesizer. Vice-Versa, etc... is a minimal work which possesses an infinity of possible variations, a secret object containing the seeds of the oeuvre to come, and a discreet turning point linking the composers two important working phases, an extremely subtle cross-fade between her feedback loop period to her ARP period. Originally, only ten signed and numbered copies of this little boxset containing a magnetic tape and a handwritten note were released -- needless to say this is a work that has been nearly forgotten! We have decided to reissue this object as a double CD, with the tape played respectively forwards and backwards, at four different speeds, corresponding to the standards of the tape recorders of the time. This will allow dedicated listeners to experiment with simultaneous playback of the works different versions, recreating the conditions of the original installation. For lazier listeners, a simple playthrough provides complete satisfaction, a listening experience that loses itself in the ineffable and discreet beauty of these four variations." - Important.

Artist: REGLER
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: 8mm
Country: Portugal
Price: $22.00
“Welcome to the ground zero of music. Regler is the new, unbelievable project from Mattin (Billy Bao, Josetxo Grieta) and Anders "Drajan" Bryngelsson (Brainbombs, No Balls). Dancing on the ashes of a whole cultural breakdown, they bring us to a non returning point, where the dead body of rock first explodes, then implodes upon itself. There is no joke, people: this is the punkest record ever made. Mastered by Rashad Becker. Edition of 200 copies.” - 8mm.

Artist: SETTELS, ROBERTA
Title: Isolation!
Format: LP
Label: BIN
Country: Denmark
Price: $33.00
Reissue of the 1985 release, replicating the silk screened plastic cover of the original. Limited edition of 250 copies.

Subtitled “Meinhof in Memoriam,” this is the first and last solo release by Settels, who describes herself in her liner notes as a composer of “electronic music for spiritual survival.” Settels was born and raised in New York, where she studied composition before emigrating to Europe and getting involved with EMS/Fylkingen, working at IRCAM, and studying with Boulez and Xenakis (as described in the label write-up, below). She eventually built her own studio, and was behind every facet of this very fully-realized LP, from the music to the design, liners, and distribution. Alongside her academic credentials, the inclusion of an excerpt from this LP on the 1988 “Angelic Tecnology 1” comp— alongside Merzbow, Conrad Schnitzler, Asmus Tietchens, Bene Gesserit, P16D4, DDAA, the Haters, etc (put together by by Hironari Iwata of Toukaseibunshi, etc; see the attached image)— is probably telling…

“Roberta Settels (1929 - 2014) was an American composer and industrial designer, living in Stockholm, Sweden. She studied composition at Juilliard in New York, and during the 70s and 80s, composed electronic music in Stockholm at EMS, and in Paris at IRCAM, and studied with the composers Pierre Boulez and Iannis Xenakis. Later she created her own studio. “Isolation!” from 1985 is her only released recording. It was released on her private label Music in Crisis. Although Isolation was composed in 1985, most parts of it sound very fresh and contemporary. Very unique for its time, the timbres and formal progression of the work bare little resemblance to the electroacoustic maximalism of the period. Rather it shares aesthetics with contemporary genres such as lowercase and microsound. The music, all generated by pure analog means, contains elements of extreme minimalism and splicing-techniques derived from the tape-music tradition. Even though the work, making clever use of sine-waves and white noise, it is very minimal in its expression, and very clearly communicates the emotional states of lonliness and isolation which are its conceptual aim. The work is divided into four parts: Landscape With 3 tape-recorders And... , Scenario, Isolation (Meinhof In Memoriam) and P1 - Information?, forming a perceived whole. This release comes with a custom-made plastic sleeve, with cover-notes in Swedish, English, German and French, written and designed by the composer.” - BIN.
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Artist: SHIT AND SHINE
Title: Jealous of Shit and Shine
Format: LP
Label: Riot Season
Country: UK
Price: $28.00
"Long overdue vinyl release of Shit and Shines second album, Jealous of Shit and Shine originally released by Riot Season on CD only in 2006. Back when Shit and Shine were just a mere two-piece with a wicked sense of humor and a lawnmower, Jealous of Shit and Shine came out and knocked folks bandy. The original CD didnt last long and was never repressed, and since then Craig Clouse has been badgering Riot Season to give it a vinyl release. So here it is, in (almost) all of its original fucked-up glory. The audio has been tweaked a little to make it more vinyl-friendly by the man himself in his Texas bunker, but its still a completely messed-up brain-fuck of an album. The kind only two men and a lawnmower can make. Split into two parts, side A is the live favorite "Practicing to Be a Doctor," almost 24 minutes of pounding tribal drums and a ridiculously addictive bassline that just rolls on and on... if you never saw them do this live with anything up to 30 drummers you missed out big-time. Maybe theyll bust it out again one day. Side B features the more wacky/noise/avant-garde side of Shit and Shine. Chaotic, distorted blasts; mesmeric chuntering; tortured guitars and drums disguised as seven tracks. Absolutely fucking delightful, and absolutely like nobody else out there. 100% Shit and Shine. Its no wonder folks were jealous. NME listed Jealous of Shit and Shine at #89 in their "100 Lost Albums You Need to Know" feature, for which Jeremy Pritchard of Everything Everything wrote, " I love Jealous of Shit and Shine the same way I love everything they do; the utter wretchedness coupled with humour; the surprising depth of what could seem initially like a one-dimensional sound; the cast iron but utterly uncontrived absolutely-dont-give-a-fuck-about-what-you-think-ness that it exudes. Although it sounds really abrasive, some song titles and the artwork spell out their playful streak pretty clearly." Summed up well. Neon pink LP housed in PVC sleeve sealed with sticker. Includes download code. Limited edition of 300. One-off pressing; no repress." - Riot Season.

Artist: STRATEGY
Title: Noise Tape Self
Format: LP
Label: Further
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"Working with a quiet intensity since 2003, Strategy has proven himself to be an incredibly resourceful and rewarding musician in both group settings and as a solo artist. In the latter guise, this Portland, Oregon producer/multi-instrumentalist (aka Paul Dickow) has released a prolific amount of excellent work for quality indie labels such as Kranky, Idle Hands, 100% Silk, Endless Flight, and Entracte, putting a cerebral yet sensual spin on dub, ambient, post rock, and house music. For his Further Records debut, Noise Tape Self, Strategy delves ever deeper into his more ambient inclinations and experiments with tape loops. Dickow says he became obsessed with making tape music in 2008, after tiring of using the computer as his main instrument. Fellow Portland producer/ingenious gear-tinkerer David Chandler (Solenoid) taught Dickow "how to make a tape loop that could be put inside a cassette tape. I got really into this, and got a 4 track, knowing this would allow me to have four synchronized loops per tape. I would then run each channel through a series of effects and perform live mixes using the loops. I alternated between using source material of my own devising and using whatever source material happened to be on the cassettes I was hacking." Noise Tape Self kicks off with "Awesome Piano," in which a fragment of a beautiful piano motif gets overwhelmed by a glorious vortex of static and distortion. "Cassette Loop" is a gorgeous ambient piece with a lulling, aquatic quality that recalls such masters of uneasy listening as Rapoon, O Yuki Conjugate, and Aube. "Ominous Lovely Piano" is a ghostly, microcosmic form of dub, an ultimate kind of headphone music of deep psychedelic interiority thats reminiscent of Paul Schützes 1996 masterpiece, Apart. The hypnotic/amniotic ambience of "Lovely Loop" whispers of a peaceful eternity; this track could be an important step toward a new, improved strain of new age. The album closes with "Rhens Loop"; heres where the album really soars into the stratosphere and grows surreal wings. A five-dimensional headfuck of what sounds like analog-synth growls and whirs and desolate drones, "Rhens Loop" is Doppler effected and disorienting, like a more somber take on Conrad Schnitzlers Ballet Statique (MINIMAL 004CD/LP). With Noise Tape Self, Strategy has found a way to build works of compelling, intimate grandeur with some of the humblest of sonic atoms. Its an alchemical wonder. Mastered by Pete Swanson and cut by CGB @ Dubplates & Mastering." - Further.

Artist: TORTURING NURSE
Title: Small Leaves
Format: One-Sided LP
Label: A Dear Girl Called Wendy
Country: Italy
Price: $22.00
“Prolific chinese artist Torturing Nurse returns to vinyl format. 4 tracks of harsh and abundant noise  but with psychedelic  touch in vein of CCCC. 22 minutes long.    Mastered by Riccardo Mazza in late 2014. Black vinyls, printed labels and inner sleeve, one time limited  pressing of 100 copies.” - A Dear Girl Called Wendy.

Artist: UNIFORM
Title: Perfect World
Format: LP
Label: Alter
Country: UK
Price: $27.00
"Uniform formed in New York City in late 2013 when old friends Ben Greenberg (Hubble, The Men, Pygmy Shrews) and Michael Berdan (York Factory Complaint, Drunkdriver, Believer/Law) realized they lived on the same street. Their impulsive collaboration quickly yielded the 2014 Our Blood/Of Sound Mind and Body single. The six tracks that make up the equally abrasive but more refined Perfect World have been coming together between tours and work ever since. The music that Greenberg and Berdan conjure up under the Uniform moniker is immediate, aggressive, and even primal in form, but it plumbs untold depths. Berdans venomous voice mines deeply personal themes of resentment, regret, reflection, and addiction over the hum of Greenbergs almost impossibly disciplined guitar, bass synth, and drum machine lines. Greenberg uses the word "templatized" to describe their approach to writing songs for Uniform. "Theres this set bunch of gear to create sounds, and it only creates sound through a certain process, or within its own limitations," Greenberg says. "The goal of songwriting is to see how many different kinds of sounds you can get from the same basic process and machine." On Perfect World, that machine is firing on all cylinders. The guitar is run through a cheap 80s preamp marketed to metal kids. The drum machine is equally no-frills, an Akai XR20 that Greenberg says "most people wouldnt want to keep around." These humble components are combined with noisy synth and Berdans profound howling to form something much greater. Post-punk, synthpunk, and industrial traditions are borrowed from as needed, but the constraints placed on the process mean the result is unique to Uniform. Berdan describes his lyrics as the consequence of feeling "so full of pain, confusion, deep selfishness, and general animosity that you make some horrible mistakes and have to learn how to forgive yourself for them." Perfect World feels like the sum of all that pain and confusion, but it also feels like the catharsis." - Alter.

Artist: WETDOG
Title: Divine Times
Format: LP
Label: Upset the Rhythm
Country: UK
Price: $22.00
"Wetdog are Rivka Gillieron, Sarah Datbylgu, and Billy Easter, three female individuals with an expertise for chasing down melodies across their songs. Previous albums on Angular and Captured Tracks have indicated their interest in the minimal palette of post-punk, and while that remains a glowing core to their coals, Wetdog have also evolved in their approach to making music. In the time since the 2010 release of their second album, Wetdog, formerly based in London, have become a transatlantic project. Separated by an ocean, the trio has had to work harder than ever to rope together their instincts. This commitment to staying in touch with each other as well as in touch with their sound can be heard throughout Divine Times. Keen ideas swirl, each afforded the luxury of time and due process. Contrasts and flights of fancy that sounded haphazard before are now as enmeshed and integral as the bands close-knit mix of venturesome drumbeats, sinewy guitar lines, and bass anchor. Songs like "Message" and "Chocky" almost levitate with exuberance, their overlapping vocals pinned down by the propulsive rhythms; the effect is delirious and pulse-quickening. "Small Talk" makes for dizzying terrain, with a spry cluster of chords and dub-dipped quavering. "Ridgway Crash" echoes a similar music hall sensibility, its keyboard phrase weaving amidst a preset bongo beat, radio static, and eldritch choir. Divine Times is a distinctive album, hatched slowly, long-distance. The bands effortless style of songwriting has been given room to develop, with some of the more measured tracks on the album like "Twilight" and "Jym Fingers" making greater strides over time than the more immediate, danceable material. Tumbling drums, folk-horror backing vocals, and an elastic bassline provide an uncanny setting for guest vocalist Russell Walkers drowsy narrative on "Jockey Slot," with all the makings of a disquieting dream. "Divine Times" starts with an ominous drone and rattling change in pocket drumbeat before Rivkas voice climbs up on a thermal. Divine Times is an uncompromising album; its an assured album thats been waiting for us to catch up. It has everything one would expect from Wetdog -- the characteristic fervor, deadpan humor, falling-to-bits willfulness -- yet Divine Times transcends the bands love of all things disjointed and accidentally happy. Its the sound of a confident band, out on its own limb. Theres no looking down, only soaring upward." - Upset the Rhythm.

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