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Artist: 2+2=5, THE
Title: Into the Future
Format: LP
Label: Mannequin
Country: Germany
Price: $21.00
“Italian new wave masterpiece from 1984. Extremely rare dark minimal synth LP, released in 1984 through No Name Records in Italy and now reissued by Mannequin Records for the 30th anniversary. One of the crown jewels of the minimal synth scene. On a cold autumn evening in Milan in 1981, Nino La Loggia met Giacomo Spazio for the first time. The two had the same passion for music: Kraftwerk, Joy Division, D.A.F. and the whole new scene of proto-electronic wave. Together they decided to start the musical project called 2 + 2 = 5, a tribute to Orwellian dystopia. Shortly after, Cha Cha Hagiwara joined the band. Already a keyboard player in Jeunesse dIvoire, she enriched the bands raw sound with sonority and resonance which we can now define as analog. After several gigs around Milan, Turin and Switzerland, in 1983, the trio entered the studio to record their first LP titled Into the Future, which is widely considered one of the most important Italian new wave albums. Expect classic cold wave and minimal electronic Italian sounds in the vein of Cocteau Twins, A Certain Ratio, Joy Division. The role of 2+2=5 was crucial in the development of the Italian alternative music scene. Giacomo Spazio in 1983 established with Ermanno Gomma Guarnieri UT distribution, the first Italian company that distributed counter-culture punk material (tapes, records and fanzines). Then, in 1986, he was among the founders of the first Italian no copyright & electronic counter-culture magazine called Decoder. In 1987 he founded the independent music magazine Vinile and the related independent label Vox Pop, that later became one of the most famous and important indie-rock Italian labels. Nino La Loggia on his side contributed to agitating the Italian underground music scene, as DJ and producer and as co-owner of one of the most important record shops in Milan called Ice Age, now sadly closed.” - Mannequin.

Artist: 38 TONNES
Title: Fleur de Zone
Format: 7"
Label: Memoir Neuve
Country: France
Price: $12.00
38 TONNES is a French-Morrocan hard rock band formed in 1976. Originally pressed in 1978 in edition of 300, their first single is available again in a second edition of 300.

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Artist: 38 TONNES
Title: Laisse-Moi Vivre
Format: 7"
Label: Cameleon
Country: France
Price: $12.00
38 TONNES is a French-Morrocan hard rock band formed in 1976. Originally pressed in 1981 in edition of 300, and sold only at their shows, this, their second single, is available again in a second edition of 300.

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Artist: 75 DOLLAR BILL
Title: Olives in the Ears
Format: Cass
Label: 75 Dollar Bill
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"Rick Brown was born in San Francisco, CA and is a clerical worker at a law school in NYC. Che Chen was born in New Haven, CT and works for a cancer diagnostics company in Stonybrook, NY. They met via myspace and started playing together as 75 Dollar Bill approximately eight years later. Brown plays percussion and homemade horns and Chen plays electric guitar." - 75 Dollar Bill.

Artist: ACOLYTES
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Alter
Country: UK
Price: $28.00
“Acolytes is the self-titled debut album by London-based enigma D. Shan. Following up a puzzling (yet well received) 7" on The Pheromoans label Savoury Days, Acolytes sees Shan develop his sound into areas of greater fidelity, complexity, and a unique non-linear approach to songwriting. Reference points could be drawn towards Art Bears, the Cold Storage scene, The Residents, and the Ralph Records roster, but they would all fall short because ultimately Acolytes is a highly unclassifiable record -- which in 2014 is no mean feat. Features guest appearances from D. Bolger (The Pheromoans, The Bomber Jackets) and D. Aird (Vindicatrix). Parental advisory; explicit lyrics.” - Alter.

Artist: ACTOR, THE
Title: Exploded View
Format: LP
Label: Mannequin
Country: Germany
Price: $21.00
"Mannequin Records announces the reissue of one of the most important Dutch Wave bands The Actor, with their seminal 1982 tape Exploded View. In the beginning of the 80s, a new phenomenon emerged: home taping. This way of recording resulted in a lot of noise. But that was less important than getting ones music out to the public. A well-known label for cassette bands in those days was the Dutch Trumpett Tapes. They were the first to publish the music of The Actor, who became their top-selling cassette band in 1982 and 1983. The Actors first release was Exploded View in 1982. The songs -- sung both in English and German -- often related to fashion, modernism, dancing and appearance. This made The Actor "quite fashionable." Remastered from the original master tapes by Rude 66, The Netherlands, 2014. Edition of 500 copies on 160 gram black vinyl." - Mannequin.

Artist: AHBEZ, EDEN
Title: Edens Island (The Music of an Enchanted Isle)
Format: LP
Label: Captain High
Country: Austria
Price: $22.00
"It is 1960, RocknRoll has just lost a couple of its protagonists during this and the previous year, the time of the great balladeers has just begun but soon will run out due to the new and exciting beat invasion. In US mainstream the tiki culture has reached a certain peak and is about to collapse but still goes strong and with it comes the so called “exotica” music, a crossover between smooth jazz and swing, Latin grooves, haunting melodies that are rooted in the folkloristic sounds from different parts of this world plus weird sound effects that often create a spooky jungle or dreamy island beach atmosphere. It can even bend your mind that far you would see palm trees growing out of your speakers and witness monkeys and parrots having fun in your room. Eden Ahbez, born in 1908, passed in 1995, a man living an even more consistent dropout and hippie lifestyle way before the movement was born in the mid 60s, a beat poet and composer who wrote the hit tune “Nature boy” that gave Nat King Cole his first big success in 1947, approaches the field of exotica music from a different point of view creating an epic concept album about an utopian society living in peace and harmony on an island far away from the modern western world as we know it. And indeed we find many trademarks of the prototypical exotica music beginning with this relaxed groove combining easy listening swing and Latin patterns, peaceful, dreamy and even transcendental vocal melodies, tinges of folk music from around the world including powerful dances and a whole color palette of mind expanding sounds giving the whole music an even greater depth and width. The latter being created entirely with real instruments such as Eden Ahbez wood-flute. Some tunes are rather gentle and relaxed with the lyrics being narrated which adds much to the epic feel of the album. Since this is a really unique effort, I cannot really compare it to any other musical piece of the genre but definitely recommend it to exotic aficionados who for example love Frank Hunters "White goddess" album from 1959. Psychedelic music before the term was even invented." - Captain High.

Artist: ALVARO
Title: 1978
Format: Cass
Label: No Basement Is Deep Enough
Country: Belgium
Price: $12.00
13125982394_0aade67e56_h 13125994084_8566721907_b "There are many things that keep this world turning. But certainly one of them is music. Alvaro has exposed here some of his very private collection of songs that does not only make the world turn, but will turn your heart and soul around to the rhythm of mums milk and other human capacities. Wishing you all the best. This is an excellent cassette in excellent technical efficiency and will surely make an excellent present to your Chinese New Year, year of the horse." -- Alvaro the Chilean with the Singing Nose.

“Ltd. to 60 copies and comes in a cute pluche boob thats firm enough to serve any isolation purpose.” - No Basement Is Deep Enough.
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Artist: ANKH & FABRICE BATY
Title: 1973-1977
Format: LP
Label: Vinyl Vidi Vici
Country: France
Price: $29.00
Compilation of recordings by this French psych band in an edition of 300 copies. Includes the songs from the single previously reissued on Cameleon as well as recordings from Fabrice Batys rare "Guitares" LP. On yellow vinyl in gatefold sleeves.

"ANKH is a French group from Normandy (Les Andelys in Eure), formed in autumn 1974 by Fabrice Baty (guitar), Philippe Briard (bass) and Michel Chevalier (drums). In 1976, Philip left the band and was replaced by Renaud Thorez. He had already played with Fabrice in the previous group, COCKROACH, and he was the brother of the wife of Fabrizio, Nathalie, who would join the group on vocals, synths, and percussion. 
ANKH is mainly produced in the department of Eure (Les Andelys, Louviers, Vernon, Evreux), in schools, outdoor festivals and municipal festivals where they organized their own gigs and it is the ticket to the latter that the 45t, released in late 76, was distributed. The band broke up in the fall of 1977.” - Vinyl Vidi Vici.




Artist: ARCESIA
Title: Reachin Arcesia
Format: LP
Label: Guerssen
Country: Spain
Price: $27.00
"A classic since year zero of rare record collecting, Reachin Arcesia has always been the focus of many rumors and bizarre stories. Guerssen sets the record straight with this, the first ever legitimate reissue of this legendary album. John Arcesi was a veteran singer of the big band era who, in the early 70s, recorded a pop album with help from an anonymous hip studio musicians. The album was released in a private edition of 300 copies and most of them were given away to family and friends. In the late 80s, one of those copies was unearthed by record dealer Paul Major, who was one of the first people to appreciate the singularity of Reachin Arcesia. Since then, the album, which mixes over-the-top crooner vocals with late 60s acid-rock and pop arrangements, has developed a reputation as a lounge-psych/real people masterpiece. Remastered and presented in a gatefold sleeve with the original artwork on the back and a new cover design on the front. Includes insert with lyrics. Features detailed liner notes and rare photos in the inner gatefold, telling the real story of John Arcesi." - Guerssen.

Artist: BOLDER DAMN
Title: Mourning
Format: LP
Label: Guerssen
Country: Spain
Price: $27.00
“Bolder Damns 1971 album Mourning is an absolute monster among U.S. hard rock private pressings. Hailing from Florida, Bolder Damn boasted an ultra-heavy, "raw-in-your-face" sound with devastating fuzzed-out guitar, a solid rhythm section, and manic vocals. First discovered and reissued by the legendary Rockadelic label in 1990, the album has gained a cult status among new fans of 70s proto-doom and hard rock sounds since then. Bringing it back into print after many years, Guerssen presents the definitive vinyl reissue of Mourning, featuring original artwork and fold-out insert with liner notes, interview with singer John Anderson, and rare pictures. Remastered sound. Highly recommended if you like Sabbath, Blue Cheer, Pentagram, MC5, Sainte Anthonys Fyre…” - Guerssen.

Artist: BRÖTZMANN & JASON ADASIEWICZ, PETER
Title: Mollies in the Mood
Format: LP
Label: Brö
Country: USA
Price: $37.00
“BRÖ presents Mollies in the Mood by Peter Brötzmann & Jason Adasiewicz, the labels third LP since its revival in 2003 and the sequel to the Brötzmann/Adasiewicz 2012 tour-only CD. Recorded in "you-are-there" fidelity, the LP captures a performance at Chicagos Hideout on the duos 2012 U.S.A. tour. Brötzmann played alto and tenor saxophones, b-flat clarinet, and tárogató; Adasiewicz played vibraphone. This is what happens when the most original vibraphonist of his generation slams into a force of nature. Vinyl cut at Sterling Sound by Steve Fallone and manufactured by Record Technology, Inc. Hand-pulled screen-printed covers on heavyweight Stoughton "laser disc" sleeves by Alan Sherry (Siwa). One-time pressing in an edition of 600, vinyl only.” - Brö.

Artist: CACTUS TRUCK
Title: Scattered Ghosts
Format: Cass
Label: No Basement Is Deep Enough
Country: Belgium
Price: $8.00
"Wheres Aylers ghosts? I always thought his was the voice of the new testament. Not the guilt and fear and weight that I heard in Interstellar Space, but exhilarating, euphoric. But what was he feeling? Was the love too strong to stand? Staring at the sun. Burning his retina. What did he think hed find at the bottom of the river? A door to another world or just a salvation from this one?
Playing with Peter Jacquemyn in a tiny jazz bar in southern Netherlands. Photos of Dexter Gordon and obscure Dutch jazz dudes on the wall. Barely fit on the stage. Jaspers amp could almost fit on his belt. Somehow, it worked. The audience embraced the emotion, if not the language. Beer helps, it must be said.. Bits of approximated Ayler pieces pop up.
12 Points: a festival presenting young European jazz talent. Amazed to be included, young jazz talent..?! In my daily life I often have the feeling someone will come up to me and say "Im very sorry, you are not supposed to be here. Can you please come with me?" But it gives one a sense of urgency. Feeling out of place and insecure. At least you remember why you do it. Because you have no other choice. Because you have to. Why? Who the fuck knows.." -- John Dikeman

“Ltd. to 80 copies of stapled peyote psychosis that makes you wanna inhale your private stash of canned laughter to spice up Candy Dulfer youtube vids.” - No Basement is Deep Enough.13125923544_c22177fa56_z

Artist: CASINO SHANGHAI
Title: LAction Minimal
Format: 12"
Label: Mannequin
Country: Germany
Price: $16.00
"Mannequin Records is elated to present a 12 EP with two unreleased 1986 tracks by Mexican new wave band Casino Shanghai, with a killer analog modular remix by In Aeternam Vale on the B-side. Asking to Laurent Prot to rework Casino Shanghai was more than logical. Permeated by a strong mitteleuropean dark pop atmosphere, here emphasized by the French lyrics ("La Tumba De Edgar Allan Poe" features a poem by Stephane Mallarmé). Limited edition of 300 copies on 160 gram red vinyl." - Mannequin.

Artist: CHILDREN OF THE MUSHROOM
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Out-Sider
Country: Spain
Price: $27.00
"Though they only released one 45 during their existence, Children of the Mushroom epitomized the psychedelic garage sound coming out of California in the late 60s. Formed in Thousand Oaks by Jerry McMillen and Dennis Swanson, they evolved from a mid-60s teen-beat band called The Captives. In 1967, they became Children of the Mushroom, a name which reflected their new psychedelic sound and image. The following year, they caught the attention of a couple of young producers, who signed the band for a 45 release. Recorded in 1968 for Soho Records, August Mademoiselle/You Cant Erase a Mirror is one of the masterpieces from the first psychedelic era: feedback, fuzz, organ, and mysterious vocals. Soon after, the band incorporated a new guitar player, shortened their name to The Mushroom and started playing in a more heavy psych vein, in a similar style to Iron Butterfly. This retrospective album includes both tracks from their monster 45, with sound taken from the master recordings, plus previously unreleased tracks by The Mushroom, recorded in 1968. These are raw, lo-fi home recordings with lots of fuzz guitar and organ. Its the sound of a psychedelic band in 1968 playing free and wild, without any producer or record label executive telling them what to do. An incredible document. Remastered sound. Fold-out colour insert with liner notes, interview with the band members, and rare photos." - Out-Sider.

Artist: CILIO, LUCIANO
Title: DellUniverso Assente
Format: Double LP
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $37.00
"The complete works composed by legendary Neapolitan composer and musician Luciano Cilio are now digitally restored and include a striking set of piano-based unedited pieces transcribed and played by the composer Girolamo De Simone, curator of the edition and acclaimed interpreter, who is also the man responsible for the rediscovery of the work of Luciano Cilio. Dell Universo Assente, originally released by Die Schachtel in 2007 and sold out in a few months, represents a truly unique approach to music-making where each instrument and each sound are given ample time and space to develop. For the recording sessions leading to this remarkable work, Cilio took up a role as multi-instrumentalist, performing on piano, guitar, flute, bass and mandola, also joined by musicians coming from different experiences and areas, who supply strings, extra woodwind and percussion. Almost impossible to define, the all-acoustic music of Cilio occupies a space between the devotional music of Popol Vuhs Florian Fricke and the deep spiritual places of what would later be called holy minimalism (without any of the religious intents of the aforementioned references), with a surprising anticipation of the crystalline sparseness of pieces like "Fur Alina" by Arvo Pärt, and a feeling of intense suspension of time that can be associated to some of the most intimate compositions of Ligeti or Feldman, yet maintaining a definite position outside the contemporary music of serial and academic inspiration. "These recordings sound as they feel -- self-contained, introspective, and determined. You can feel in the music a sort of necessity that can be rarely found, as in Bill Fays Time of the Last Persecution, or in Nick Drakes Pink Moon: this enormous weight that is bearing on its creators, the absolute need to exorcize it from their lives, a moment in time where you are invited to hear artists truly in contact with their existence. Luciano Cilio holds that moment in time, an authentic emotional testament, something to be cherished," writes Jim ORourke in his inspiring liner-notes. Born in Naples in 1950, Luciano Cilio had joined his university studies in architecture and scenography to music, collaborating in the 60s and 70s with several non-conventional musicians (such as Alan Sorrenti and Shawn Phillips), developing surprising intuitions about the relationship between gesture, words and music. Sitar and guitar virtuoso, excellent pianist, Luciano Cilio was "essentially self-taught concerning music composition," and focused his research on long, sustained sounds, on the sound in its primary and internal meaning, at the outset on the melodic, rhythmic and harmonic entities, to "re-enter the sound, hold it, hold it... and finally let it go." His short yet intense career officially began in 1977 with the publication of a full-length album titled Dialoghi del presente (entirely included on this release along with extra tracks), composed between the end of the 60s and early 70s. The album, released in 1977, went almost unnoticed and was soon forgotten, and that influenced deeply the complex personality of the composer. Unexpectedly, in 1983, he committed suicide, leaving this unique gem as a testimony of a genius work. "Most records create an imagined world, a place between author and audience, a neutral ground where you are expected to meet; but on these special occasions, you can feel as if you are listening in on a private conversation, overheard discreetly, but clearly. This record is not just a collection of musical pictures, but a large canvas painted with the air it was made in, like a private room never to be visited again, but remembered vividly when something like the way light hits a room or the smell of damp cinders brings it all back with overwhelming vividness. Cilio holds that moment in time, an authentic emotional testament, something to be cherished." -Jim ORourke.

Artist: CLARK, TODD TAMANEND
Title: The Deathguard Remnants
Format: Cass
Label: No Basement Is Deep Enough
Country: Belgium
Price: $12.00
"The Deathguard Remnants contains rare lo-fi recordings that were left off of legendary underground poet and composer Todd Tamanend Clarks best-known album Nova Psychedelia 1975-1985 due to space constraints. Appearing on these tracks are Tom Herman (Pere Ubu), Cindy Black (John Cale), Don Ostrow (Sofex), and Chuck Moses (Moses). Included are re-makes of "I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night" by The Electric Prunes and "Approximately Infinite Universe" by Yoko Ono, an instrumental re-mix of "Flame Over Africa" entitled "Flame Over Cleveland", six spoken word sound sculptures, both sides of a previously unreleased single edited from his fourteen-minute psychedelic epic "The Grim Rider", as well as the edgy surrealistic original "Near To Nova"! Todd Tamanend Clark was born on August 10, 1952 in Greensboro, Pennsylvania and is a Native American of Onodowaga and Lenape descent. He is the father of six and the grandfather of four. He continues to release new recordings of both vocal and instrumental music." - Todd Clark.

"Ltd. to 85 hand-numbered copies and comes in an artificial equestrian take on the concept of zero." - No Basement..
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Artist: CLUB MORAL
Title: Instruments of Attraction (II. Sociale Hygiene)
Format: 10"
Label: No Basement Is Deep Enough
Country: Belgium
Price: $18.00
"First of all : may your brain brie melt on the raclette of the 011 life! A faux decennium after the release of "Instruments of Attraction I - Cerebrale Pathologie" on the Kapellmeister label, a second Club Moral archive in the form of a 10" elpee is presented by No Basement Is Deep Enough : "INSTRUMENTS OF ATTRACTION (II. SOCIALE HYGIENE)" (NBIDE#2). Approximately half a year after visual artist Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven discovered body artist Danny Devos (who sent out inivitations to people to search for him in the International Cultural Centre -the first Flemish contemporary art institute, based in Antwerp- where he hid himself with only a hand of sleeping pills in his pockets), Club Moral was formed on the 1st of January 1981, as a performance group and as an all purpose art space. CM soon became both a pioneering DIY player on the Flemish art scene as an internationally praised Euro noise/power electronics/aktionist duo, by Google-intellectuals often put in one sentence with the Come Organisation, TG and Industrial Records, Con-dom, Le Syndicat, Controlled Bleeding, etc. etc. Their vast network and the publication of their own Force Mental magazine created a steady spew of limited CM cassette releases, compilation contributions (e.g. on the infamous Für Ilse Koch elpee), concerts and exhibitions. The failliet of the flower power ideals was mainly expressed by the extreme nature of the in Force Mental (e.g. a controversial article on Whitehouse and pornographic art work by Peter Sotos) and at the industrial CM space exhibitioned art and held performances (a Boyd Rice/NON show only attended by 35 people, to name one). Altough the taboo breaking flirts with the aestethics of e.g. the New Right only had to do with their amoral vision on the synergy between sound, image, action and space, they were often misunderstood. The fact that after a while there was more input from bar philosophers and neo-fascists than from contemporary artists with a more socially healthy vision, made them stop their living room activitities in the late 80s. AMVK dived into the world of computer art and started to focus even more on her personal investigations concerning feminism and the working brain -which eventually lead to a cultural award by the Flemish Governement, hailing her whole carreer-, while DDV expanded his interest in true art crime, seeing parallels between the psychological processes and modi operandi of serial killers and artists -his letters to and from e.g. John Wayne Gacy are still available online-, and kept on doing performances. A small 90s hiatus aside, CM is still active nowadays as an experimental live act. These seven steps away from social hypochondria were culled from the large body of Club Moral live recordings along some rare compilation tracks, all dating from the 80s. Comes in a pro-printed sleeve - liner notes on the front, "AMVK+DDV being socially hygienic on an Antwerp tram" pic on the back- and with a repress of the 12 page booklet that also accompanied the first 10" and that includes the CM history in the form of an essay by Jan Landuyt, archival photographs and a bunch of literary quotes. One time pressing of 520 copies." -No Basement Is Deep Enough
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Artist: COLTRANE, ALICE
Title: A Monastic Trio
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
"Born Alice McLeod into a musical Detroit family, Alice Coltrane began playing piano at age seven and later studied with Bud Powell in Paris. Upon returning to the States, she joined vibraphonist Terry Gibbs group and eventually shared a bill with the John Coltrane Quartet. In 1965 the two wed in Juárez, Mexico, and played alongside one another until her husbands last performance in May, 1967. A Monastic Trio, created in the year following her husbands passing, is Coltranes first recording as a band leader and features six original compositions. While Johns spirit can be felt throughout -- from the song titles (Ohnedaruth was his adopted Hindu name) to the personnel (Jimmy Garrison, Rashied Ali, and Pharaoh Sanders were frequent collaborators) -- the album showcases Alices immense talent for fusing spiritual free-jazz and new-age with classical, Eastern, post-bop and gospel. As the late Amiri Baraka writes, "I Want to See You" is a monastic piano concerto. With echoes of Europe... it has a solemnity and majesty to it.... Yes, monastic is the word. The piano broods in its earth imagination." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: COUNTER INTUITS
Title: Get On... The Right Side of History
Format: Cass
Label: Loki
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"The latest from Columbus. Ron House. Jared Phillips. 3 originals and a Faine Jade cover."
Second edition of 100.

Artist: DEAS
Title: String Studies
Format: LP
Label: Alter
Country: UK
Price: $28.00
“Deas is the new moniker of London-based guitarist Cameron Deas, and String Studies, his first LP of all electronic-based material, is unlike anything else hes released. Recorded at home between February and March of 2014, the 8 pieces on this LP were recorded live with very few overdubs, with Deass 12-string acoustic guitar used as a sampling source to trigger and in turn be manipulated by a modular system. The immaculate production and scalpel-sharp twists and turns found within the music display a remarkable level of confidence and intuition in Deass new process, which makes it difficult to believe that this is his first documented work within the electronic medium. Mastered by John Hannon at No Recording Studio.” - Alter.

Artist: DESTROY ALL MONSTERS
Title: Hot Box 1974-1994
Format: Triple LP Box Set
Label: Munster
Country: Spain
Price: $81.00
"Destroy All Monsters are known by some for their role as a bastion of resistance of Detroits rock; for being, during their second period, the band in which Ron Asheton would reappear. For others, they are a pivotal reference point in the copious but relatively unknown avant-garde underground from the same city, after Thurston Moore and Byron Coley dug up their first recordings in 1996 and the original line-up reunited. Destroy All Monsters comprises two complementary and interconnected poles throughout the saga of the Motor Citys music scene, from the University of Michigans Cooperative Studio for Electronic Music to The Stooges, through to the White Panther Party. In its two incarnations, the experimental -- led by Cary Loren, Jim Shaw and Mike Kelley -- and the high energy one -- with Asheton and Michael Davis from MC5, both featuring the phantasmagorical Niagara in the role of doped-up priestess, Destroy All Monsters are the object of one of the most devotional cults of Americas cultural underground, as testified by their abundant artistic and record production. Hot Box 1974-1994 is the first anthology to bring together the best outcome of those two hemispheres, including much unreleased material. Includes a generously-illustrated booklet featuring photos and artwork never seen before. All tracks have been remastered from recently discovered tapes." - Munster.

Artist: DURAND, WERNER
Title: Hemispheres
Format: LP
Label: Blume
Country: Italy
Price: $23.00
"Going back to his early musical inspirations in the early 70s, Werner Durand was fascinated with the multiple saxophone sounds coming from Terry Rileys "Poppy Nogood" and "Happy Ending," Dickie Landrys "Fifteen Saxophones" and Ariel Kalmas "Reternelle." His participation in the Parisian saxophone ensemble Urban Sax in 1976/1977 became a starting point for his own musical endeavors. The two saxophone pieces presented here were composed and recorded roughly 10 years apart and document his move from free microtonality towards just intonation, to which he was turned onto as a member of Arnold Dreyblatt & the Orchestra of Excited Strings from 1990 to 1997. The two hemispheres represent the two parts of the brain, associated with the intuitive (right) and rational (left) part. "Right Hemisphere" for soprano sax was composed in 1990 for a festival in Berlin, celebrating the 150th anniversary of the invention of the saxophone. The main idea for this piece was to make one forget what instrument one is listening to as well as to feature various unorthodox techniques like loose embouchure, false fingerings, or circular breathing, and a free microtonality. It was inspired by certain composers of microtonal music like Giacinto Scelsi, Phill Niblock, Lois V. Vierk, and Mary Jane Leach. The original version of "Left Hemisphere" was developed between 1995 and 2000. Dreaming of a certain ratio and intervals during a summer holiday in England in 1995, the piece slowly evolved over the next years. This version was recorded in 2000. The piece uses just intervals derived from the third and seventh harmonics played over a sax drone. All music composed, performed, recorded, and mixed by Werner Durand." - Blume.

Artist: FAHEY, JOHN
Title: Paintings
Format: Hardcover Book
Label: Inventory Press
Country: USA
Price: $38.00
"The much-revered avant-garde guitarist John Fahey (1939-2001) incorporated influences ranging from folk, blues, and bluegrass to classical music, musique concrete, and noise in his primarily acoustic guitar-based compositions. Considered a legend by many, Fahey released upward of three dozen LPs in his lifetime.

Relatively late in life, Fahey extended his so-called American Primitive approach beyond music, and into the creation of a substantial body of paintings. Painting on found poster board and discarded spiral notebook paper, working with tempera, acrylic, spray paint, and magic marker, Faheys intuitive approach echoes the action painters and abstract expressionists. His painting studio floated from motel bed to motel bed and eventually ended up in his home in Salem, Oregon. The same alluring and tranquilizing aesthetics that defines much of Faheys musical output are equally present in his paintings.

The first publication focusing on his visual output, John Fahey: Paintings, edited in collaboration with Audio Visual Arts (AVA), is illustrated with 92 plates and is accompanied by essays from Keith Connolly, founding member of No-Neck Blues Band, and the critic Bob Nickas." - Inventory Press.

Artist: FITZGERALD, PATRIK
Title: Safety Pin Stuck in My Heart
Format: Double LP
Label: Munster
Country: Spain
Price: $27.00
"RSD Black Friday release. Patrik Fitzgerald was one of the oddities that punk rock threw up in 1977. A lone singer with an acoustic guitar, regaling punk audiences with lyrical songs and interspersing them with chats, stories and poems. Is this what people died in the Punk Wars for? The answer is an emphatic yes. Theres no better example of the punk DIY attitude than the lone, slight figure of Patrik Fitzgerald making it happen and expressing himself on stage, singing songs of alienation, observation and imagined situations and often braving hostile receptions to communicate with an audience. While bands had the safety net of each other and the bombast of volume and wattage, he stood alone. Patrik had realism, pathos and incisive, sometimes uncomfortable, lyrics. Those early songs like "Safety Pin in My Heart" and "All Sewn Up" have amazingly stood the test of time and sound as relevant today as then. Patrik Fitzgerald was the "Punk Poet." He is the great forgotten songwriter from the Class of 77. Patrik Fitzgerald never became a household name or punk icon like Rotten, Strummer or Weller, but to his loyal followers he is just as important and as inspirational. Same goes for Mark Perry, Vic Godard and Robert Lloyd. Like them, he is one of punks idiosyncratic, singular voices: artistically successful, but too uncompromising for mainstream and commercial rewards. Fitzgeralds sincere attitude and eccentric appearance -- commonly, a badge-cluttered blazer, red drainpipe trousers and sandals -- set him squarely apart from his new wave brethren. He was always called a poet rather than a singer, as it was all about the words. Words full of tragedy, comedy, cynicism, realism, bitterness, pathos and just occasionally, hope. Tagged the "new Dylan" in 77, he was maybe more the new Leonard Cohen with a touch of social realism, although Bowie was his hero. "The recordings remain true to me, even when I dont. This is what they are; the voice of a small, insecure, somewhat lost person, living in a small, insecure, somewhat lost country." - Munster.

Artist: FLESHTONE AURA
Title: Wet Cocomo
Format: Cass
Label: No Basement Is Deep Enough
Country: Belgium
Price: $12.00
"Bon Jovi gets poked in the eye on this bright green Venus-fly trap of a tape. Andrew Zuckerman (for he is the AURA) gives the intrepid listener enough clues to piece together a tasty collage of spiced-meat soundz. Bubbling electronics rub up rudely against Canadian stream-of-consciousness loops, found sound and beat damage forming a crunchy topping. Bite into it. Legalize it! The pace might be frantic but theres no loss of coherence buddy. Closer Gomers Frontispiece is a god- damn classy run through the churchyard at midnight. The silence is broken only by Owls snoring and the subtle clicking of their 360 degree heads. Give a hoot and slip AURA into your SOUL." -Goldsbury Debora.

"Ltd. to 55 hand-numbered copies and comes in a faux-leather antithesis of neo-Darwinism." - No Basement Is Deep Enough.
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Artist: GIBBS AND THE UNLIMITED SOUND OF STEEL ORCHESTRA, JOHN
Title: Steel Funk
Format: LP
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $25.00
Following the appetizer of the two 12" singles "Trinidad (Disco Mix)" and "JOuvert," EM Records now serves up the main dish, the fine 1977 album Steel Funk by John Gibbs And The Unlimited Sound Of Steel Orchestra, a new addition to the "EM Steel Pan Series." Trinidadian steel-pan player John A. Gibbs studied science at the University of the West Indies in Jamaica where he earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees and formed The Jamaica All Stars Steel Band. This was the start of a dual career in science and music that eventually took him to the United States. He moved to Philadelphia in the mid-70s and met Philly arranger/producer Louis A. deLise, with whom he collaborated to create a new steel pan music, welding Trinidadian steel music to Philly soul. He researched and advocated a new style of steel pan music, describing the steel pan as an "omnivibraphone" in his 1978 book The Unit Steel Band, in which he combined his scientific and musical backgrounds to illuminate the physics of the steel pan. Gibbs innate musicality comes to the fore on Steel Funk, where he compiles several years of experience with deLise into an appealing Trini-Philly groove union, with the five steel pan players of the Unlimited Sound Of Steel Orchestra working in sync with a 30-piece studio orchestra of brass, strings and rhythm. The songs range from Calypso to film theme to pop standard, covers and originals, but Steel Funk is not a chintzy pastiche, its a glorious unity. EM Records offers this re-release as "the 2014 version," newly remastered, with improved sound quality, a different track order, and new cover art drawn by Yoshihiro Tsuyama/2Yang. NOTE: All tracks are NOT duplicated on the two 12" singles "Trinidad (Disco Mix)" and "JOuvert." - EM.

Artist: GLASS, PHILIP
Title: How Now/Strung Out
Format: LP
Label: Orange Mountain
Country: USA
Price: $27.00
"This new vinyl release from Orange Mountain Music presents Philip Glass first concert ever in what the composer considers his debut. The concert took place on May 19, 1968 at the Film Makers Cinematheque at 80 Wooster Street in Soho, New York City. The performance was the first all-Glass concert ever and featured solo works and duets with visual elements. This recording captures two of the solo works on the program including Glass himself performing How Now for solo organ and Strung Out for solo amplified violin performed by the legendary Dorothy Pixley-Rothchild for whom Glass had previously written a violin concerto for in 1960. It was soon after this concert that Glass started his own ensemble for which he wrote many new works. Consequently many of the works from this pre-Philip Glass Ensemble period were not performed for a long time. Strung Out has the sheet music strung out in an L shape and the performer walks along the music as he/she goes farther into the piece. This is the oldest recording of any kind of Philip Glass early music." - Orange Mountain.

Artist: GROUPER
Title: Ruins
Format: LP
Label: Kranky
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Ruins was made in Aljezur, Portugal in 2011 on a residency set up by Galeria Ze dos Bois. I recorded everything there except the last song, which I did at mothers house in 2004. Im still surprised by what I wound up with. It was the first time Id sat still for a few years; processed a lot of political anger and emotional garbage. Recorded pretty simply, with a portable 4-track, Sony stereo mic and an upright piano. When I wasnt recording songs I was hiking several miles to the beach. The path wound through the ruins of several old estates and a small village. The album is a document. A nod to that daily walk. Failed structures. Living in the remains of love. I left the songs the way they came (microwave beep from when power went out after a storm); I hope that the album bears some resemblance to the place that I was in." - Liz Harris

Artist: GUNN, STEVE
Title: Boerum Palace
Format: LP
Label: 3Lobed
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Purple/ white swirl vinyl. Steve Gunns prodigious talent for fusing traditional American song structures with a raga influence is almost criminally unheralded. Gunns songcraft is so strong and his playing style so effortlessly beautiful that folks should be shouting his name from every tall building and mountaintop. It is with such high esteem for the mans work that Three Lobed Recordings is humbled by the association and thrilled to announce the release of Boerum Palace by Steve Gunn. Without any doubt, Boerum Palace is a staggering accomplishment and is certainly Gunns most assured and confident work to date." -3Lobed.

Artist: HAINO/MIKAMI/YOSHIZAWA
Title: Live In The First Year of Heisei Vol I
Format: CD
Label: PSF
Country: Japan
Price: $21.00
"Live improv folk-noise, between Keiji Haino (guitar), Kan Mikami (guitar, vocal) and Moto Yoshizawa (bs). These 2 companion volumes were (as LPs) amongst the first batch of releases on the fledgling PSF label in the late 80s. Now available on CD as well. Accurately described as "twisted folksongs, harsh voice and noise guitar passage. Very strange atmosphere."" - FE.
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Artist: HENRY, PIERRE
Title: Maléfices
Format: LP
Label: Cacophonic
Country: UK
Price: $26.00
“Cacophonic presents Maléfices, an outstanding film score by Pierre Henry, often overlooked in lists of the composers work. The score is a dream record for fans of early electronics, female vocal manipulation, and horror soundtracks. Widely recognized as one of the original sonic architects of the movement known as musique concrète (having joined Pierre Schaeffers initiative as early as 1949), Pierre Henry was arguably the first musician to entertain the notion of this defiant musical revolution coexisting with traditional and popular music. Initially using the media of modern dance and spoken word as a platform to contextualize his tape-music mutations (notably in unison with Maurice Bejart), Henrys fusion of academic with thematic ideas led to the birth of electronic sound design for film and theatre, exemplified most prevalently in the macabre. His score for Henri Decoins 1962 film Maléfices (Where the Truth Lies) (starring Juliette Gréco) is the missing link between his earliest avant-garde recordings and his later celebrated pop experiments with Michel Colombier and Spooky Tooth. It rivals such cinematic sound as Daphne Orams work for Jack Claytons 1961 horror film The Innocents, and features Henry at what is perhaps his most melodic, fragile, and enchanting (especially for this unforgiving, formative era in his career). Layering vocal tape loops and gossamer feminine voice treatments with plucked strings, white noise wind, and brooding, industrial treated piano textures, Henry magnifies the films intoxicated, hallucinatory narrative. This concise set of complete themes is presented here, fully remastered for the first time, alongside rare excerpts from two of the composers very earliest and least obtainable forays into theatrical sound design: instrumental parts of Henrys first stereo reconstruction of Maurice Bejarts 1961 ballet Orphée, and his seldom-heard concrète interludes from Darius Milhaud and Max Gérards opera Mariage de la Feuille et du Cliché (1958).” - Cacophonic.

Artist: HENRY, PIERRE/GEIR EGEL BERGJORD
Title: Pierre Henrys House Of Sounds
Format: Hardcover Book/CD
Label: Gilka
Country: Norway
Price: $52.00
"Since 1971, Pierre Henry has lived and worked in one of the remaining buildings in the Picpus area of Paris. Not only the composers workshop, a place to create music, his four storey house is a true museum of sounds, objects and assemblages put together by this genuine innovator. In addition, with the audience seated in separate rooms, the house occasionally serves as a venue for concerts generously conducted in his own home.
The book is a meeting between the camera of Bergjord, who seems to track the invisible through the object, and this oneiric world created by Henry in his house. The result creates its own imaginary structure, moving room by room, like a visit in the house, from macro close-ups to overviews. A seemingly endless flow of photos � accompanied by a CD with previously unreleased pieces by Henry." -Gilka.



Artist: HIGH RISE
Title: Disallow
Format: CD
Label: PSF
Country: Japan
Price: $21.00
"Fourth High Rise CD (fifth album overall) and first studio production in quite some time. Utterly massive trio psychedelic heavy rock. With new (and amazing) drummer Pill, the guitar/bass duo of Nanjo & Narita blast the spheres like nobody else, in a seemingly more complex manner, but just as pure in their pursuit of the deeply submerged." - FE.
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Artist: HIGH RISE
Title: Dispersion
Format: CD
Label: PSF
Country: Japan
Price: $21.00
"Third album. Studio recordings of severe-grunge extendo guitar anthems in a most identifiable style. Original Japanese CD edition, US edition on Squealer seems to be defunct..." - FE.
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Artist: HIGH RISE
Title: Live
Format: CD
Label: PSF
Country: Japan
Price: $21.00
"Trio heavy fuzz blasts of near speaker blowing proportions. Their third CD (fourth album overall) and possibly their most flat out insane. Original Japanese CD edition, US edition on Squealer seems to be defunct... " - FE.
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Artist: HOLMES, DAVID
Title: 71 (Original Soundtrack)
Format: LP
Label: Touch Sensitive
Country: UK
Price: $33.00
“Inspired by a number of conversations between director Yann Demange and music producer David Holmes, the majority of 71s score was created before the film was shot. Yann likes to shoot with music already written -- an idea that resonates with the collaborative work of Sergio Leone and Ennio Morricone. With reference to Cans soundtrack work, in which only Irmin Schmidt would have seen the film, David would describe the emotion, tone and atmosphere of the scene with the other band members before recording and then editing to picture after. He says "It frees your imagination to try and capture a world that only you can see and feel but in total relation to the directors overall vision. Living in Belfast for most of my life was also a big inspiration." Musically influenced by John Carpenters Assault from Precinct 13 and Escape from New York, John Paul Jones "Four Minute Warning" and Tony Conrads "The Pyre of Angus Was in Kathmandu," the music pulses with the tension and potential terror of war-torn Belfast streets in 1971.” - Touch Sensitive.

Artist: HOLOCAUSTE
Title: Hard Life b/w New Comer
Format: 7"
Label: Vinyl Vidi Vici
Country: France
Price: $12.00
"HOLOCAUSTE was formed in 1978 in Annemasse, located in Haute-Savoie on the French-Swiss border. The 45 reissued here consists of two superb heavy psych tracks, "Hard Life" & "New Comer.”" - Vidi Vici Vinyl.


Artist: HORAFLORA
Title: No Roof Is High Enough
Format: Cass
Label: No Basement Is Deep Enough
Country: Belgium
Price: $8.00
13125750695_a5b98b35e5_z "Aeolian Bows, made of bamboo, ribbon, and wine corks, first commissioned to lace the tunnels that skewer the hills just north of SF, finally recorded in some sincerity on the roof of my apartment, howling ever on... wind driven apparatus can be a hard capture, but after numerous mic placements, finally grappled with successful condenser mic recording, and after similarly trying circumstances, finally made myself a fine pair of stereo contact mics (shaky hands make soldering a chore and more, a bore!) which captured the unheard vibratoids quite beautifully, I say." - Raub Roy.

“Ltd. to 50 copies and comes in a braided recyclart knot that makes plastic fccuck-for-forest chiq.” - No Basement Is Deep Enough.

Artist: HOTCHKISS
Title: First Cartridges
Format: 7"
Label: Cameleon
Country: France
Price: $12.00
Reissue of this French heavy metal rarity in an edition of 300 with the originally intended cover art. Recorded in a single day in 1985, and heavily inspired by Detroit hard rock as well as Motorhead and the like...

"HOTCHKISS is a French band born in May, 1984 in Aurillac (between Toulouse and Clermont-Ferrand), a rather isolated area where hard rock is struggling to make itself heard. At one time, however, a dozen groups crossed iron in the rooms of Aurillac, but only for about a year or thereabouts. It is this period that saw the formation of HOTCHKISS. Three musicians who "struggled" in various local groups decide to do everything possible to succeed: Serge Nangeroni on guitar and vocals, Jerome Hubert Joly on bass, and Thierry on drums. The first objective of the group is obviously the development of a solid repertoire but soon they focus on recording a single. The three musicians think releasing a single is an effective way to attract the attention of a hard rock audience… The three protagonists do not hide their interest in all the mythical groups of Detroit (late 60s, early 70s) who lead to revolt through violence and perversion..." - from the original press release.

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Artist: HURLEY, MICHAEL
Title: Long Journey
Format: LP
Label: Light In The Attic
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"This 1976 masterwork is remastered and back on vinyl for this first time in decades. Peter Stampfel and Dave Reisch of the Holy Modal Rounders lend a hand to this bizarre and earthy collection from one of Americas finest singer/songwriters. Features the song Hog Of The Forsaken as heard in HBOs Deadwood. 180 gram wax." -Light In The Attic.
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Artist: HURLEY, MICHAEL
Title: Snockgrass
Format: LP
Label: Light In The Attic
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"First ever vinyl reissue and remaster for this 1980 album that features Peter Stampfel and other members of the Holy Modal Rounders. As Hurleys surreal cover painting suggests, this is woozy and charming musical folk art. 180 gram wax." -Light In The Attic.
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Artist: J RIDER
Title: No Longer Anonymous
Format: LP
Label: Machu Picchu
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
Comes with download card that includes the entire Lunar Dust sessions as bonus tracks. Sleeved in a tip-on jacket, with a 4-page insert with never before seen photographs. "Sleeve notes by Aaron Milenski (co-author of the essential reference to The Acid Archives, and also author of the sleeve notes for the Anonymous reissue from last year). Hot on the heels of our ecstatically received reissue of Anonymouss classic album Inside the Shadow, Machu Picchu Ltd. is thrilled to announce the reissue of their elusive and legendary follow-up. After the 1976 release of Inside the Shadow, the group decided to change their name to J Rider (after the second cut on the Anonymous LP) and pursued a similar rich vein of impeccable songwriting, but this time adding more hard rock to the mix, resulting in a fantastic sounding album that sadly went unreleased at the time." - Machu Picchu.

Artist: JAWS
Title: Keys to the Universe
Format: LP
Label: Hundebiss
Country: Italy
Price: $27.00
“Jaws is a reality-based sound and performance project by Robert Girardin. Influenced by the everyday rhythmic impressions of sight and movement, it uses electronics and voice to put forth a dense and slithering sound with lyrics reflecting the labyrinthine confines and possibilities of life. In late 2011, Jaws released its first album, the crash-informed Stress Test on Hundebiss Records. This was followed by a collaboration with Milans Dracula Lewis as the Sex Boyz, a post-analog reimagining of two sneering Germs songs, released on Ultra Eczema. In 2012 Jaws was the inaugural act for Ashland Mines highly-praised "Blasting Voice" performance series, staged at the Suzanne Geiss gallery in downtown Manhattan. The creator behind Jaws has for years worked with New Yorks Excepter, touring Europe and recording three albums. He is a current member of Hippos In Tanks act White Car. Keys to the Universe is an exuberant, crushing visualization of life from the top of the heap.” - Hundebiss.

Artist: JOHANNSSON & BJ NILSEN, JOHANN
Title: I Am Here
Format: LP
Label: Ash International
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
“Based on the original score for the film I Am Here (2014), written and directed by Anders Morgenthaler, starring Kim Basinger, Jordan Prentice and Sebastian Schipper. Written and produced by Jóhann Jóhannsson and BJ Nilsen. This is the first collaboration between Jóhann Jóhannsson and BJ Nilsen -- very much a mix between their two worlds, you can hear both their signatures, and with the help of additional musicians, including Hildur Guðnadóttir on cello and the remarkable voices of Elfa Margrét Ingvadóttir and Guðmundur Vignir Karlsson, they together create a world of great beauty and mystery. Hildur Guðnadóttir (cello), Daniella Strasfogel (violin and viola), Elfa Margrét Ingvadóttir and Guðmundur Vignir Karlsson (vocals), Jóhann Jóhannsson (piano, guitar and electronics), BJ Nilsen (electronics). Recorded and mixed by Jóhann Jóhannsson and BJ Nilsen in Berlin, December 2013-January 2014. Mastered and cut by Jason at Transition August 20th, 2014.” - Ash International.

Artist: JOSEFUS
Title: Dead Man
Format: LP
Label: Klimt
Country: France
Price: $28.00
"One of the great lost albums of Southern hard rock, Dead Man was the 1970 debut album of the Houston band, Josefus. Formed in 1969, Josefus soon garnered a huge live following, opening for acts like ZZ Top and Grand Funk Railroad. Unfortunately, their debut album, a heavy mix of Zeppelin-inspired acid rock with a Southern twist, was destined to obscurity, due largely to the fact that it was not released on a proper label (the band actually paid to have the album pressed and released on their own Hookah label). Just a few months prior to recording Dead Man, however, Josefus had actually recorded an albums worth of material for a producer in Phoenix, but the album was never released. This is what prompted the band to go back into the studio with their own money to record Dead Man. Dead Man was, therefore naturally, a mix of some of the songs from this earlier album (tentatively called: Get Off My Case) along with some new ones. Actually only three tracks from Get Off My Case did not make it onto Dead Man (Get Off My Case, A Social Song and Fealin Good), but these have been restored here as bonus tracks, so what you are actually getting is the complete track listing from the two albums." -Klimt
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Artist: LASRY-BASCHET
Title: Instruments Non-Électronique
Format: LP
Label: Cacophonic
Country: UK
Price: $26.00
“Cacophonic presents Instruments Non-Électronique, a collection of the earliest recordings by the French sound sculpture musicians known as Structures Sonores Lasry-Baschet. These recordings feature the first fruits of the collaboration between the beguiling and haunting sounds of Jacques and Yvonne Lasry and the musical inventions of Bernard and François Baschet. The Baschet brothers instruments incorporated metal bars, steel rods, balloons, crystal stems, and were totally independent of electronic components or equipment, sidestepping the celebrated trends in tape manipulation and musique concrète. The instruments were played using horsehair bows and wet glass rods, which caused the tubes and metal surfaces to resonate, the amplification was produced by the movement of vibrating rods embedded in fixed plates, and the timbre could be modified by altering the sizes of the resonators. By the early 50s, the brothers had invented a series of large, visually striking sculpture-like instruments that could be used by anyone, regardless of any formal musical training. These instruments combined crystal, water, and steel to create a unique, delicate, and haunting sound. A chance meeting in 1954 with Jacques and Yvonne Lasry, two enthusiastic piano-based musicians, led to the formation of the Structures Sonores Lasry-Baschet ensemble. This collection of early recordings includes tracks from a 1957 single on Ducretet Thomson credited to Jacques Lasry/François Baschet and titled Lorgue de Cristal et les Percussions, and presented with a pop-political, almost anti-musique concrète disclaimer, "Instruments Non-Électroniques." The collection also features two notable ballet pieces from 1959: "Jeux dOmbres" and "Ballet du Soho," as well as the rare soundtrack to J. Willemetzs film LAtomium, made for the 1958 Brussels Worlds Fair. Many of these inclusions also feature performances from the groups regular collaborators, such as clarinetist Roger Simon (Music de Wolfe, Chappell), vocalist Lucie Rapp, and composers and percussionists Daniel Ouzounoff and Jacques Chollet. Also included in this compilation are tracks from 1962s Mister Blues, featuring the first recordings of Jacques Lasrys son, Teddy Lasry, who, at age 15, joined the group as its clarinet player, and would go on to contribute to Magmas signature cosmic military brass arrangements. This compilation presents Structures Sonores Lasry-Baschet in its very earliest vinyl appearances, a window into the origins of one of the greatest unions in experimental French music.” - Cacophonic.

Artist: LENTILS, THE
Title: My Pillow Lava Part One: My Deaf Son
Format: LP
Label: Feeding Tube
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"First physical evidence of the "band" that entered the room when Happy Jawbone departed. And its a beaut. Pressed on clear vinyl with a silkscreen on the blank side (a la Albert Aylers Bells on ESP), packed with a 16-page book of Luke Csehaks notebook fragments, the record is a compendium of ideas that were once lost but are now found. For live performance, The Lentils have now assumed some sort of physical presence worthy of their sounds wide hips. But at the time of this recording, the project was solo Luke. He did the art for the vinyl, played all the music (apart from some Chris Weisman support on one track and some tootling from hippie prepsters from Putney) and poured a lot of weird soul into the effort. It is a goddamn stellar production. The music ranges from "The Wrong Song," perhaps the most blasted evidence yet of the mythical border that separate Brattleboro and Dunedin (a spectacular crevice filled with broken glass), to "The Wrong Wings," which has a jug band sound that would make Norman Greenbaum beam with pride. "Wings" even has some little psych guitar filigree that is pure Petaluma 72. Genius. Theres also the strange-strings attack of "Roaring Milk" and the strangled Wooden Wand approach of "A Pocket Full of Blood," which has the best Beck lyrics not written by Beck since "MTV Makes me Want to Smoke Crack." With My Pillow Lava Part One: My Deaf Son, Luke has created a kind of new lonesome stranger archetype that is both more lonesome and far, far stranger than any archetype that precedes it. What a treat for you. Edition of 200 copies." - Feeding Tube.
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Artist: LES RALLIZES DENUDES
Title: Naked Diza Star
Format: Triple CD
Label: Bamboo
Country: UK
Price: $33.00
"Various live tracks assembled circa 1973-1987. As news of the new rock music made it to Japan from the UK and the USA, mostly via rock magazines and music papers, with most LPs tough to find even on import, something was lost in translation that allowed it to mutate well beyond its original remit. Les Rallizes Dénudés took rock music at its word while visioning it as both unnecessarily complicated and too stupid by far. In doing so they formulated an inspirational blueprint that would go on to have a marked effect on everything that came after them in Japanese underground music. Its a music thats as loose as it is uptight, as sophisticated as it is punk-primitive, as radical as it is simplistic. As the old ESP-Disk banner used to promise, truly, you never heard such sounds. Digitally remastered. Includes an 8-page booklet in English and Japanese." - Bamboo.

Artist: LOVISONI/FRANCESCO MESSINA, RAUL
Title: Prati Bagnati del Monte Analogo
Format: LP
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $27.00
"Originally published in 1979 by the legendary Gianni Sassis Cramps Records label as part of a series curated by Franco Battiato, the long-awaited Prati Bagnati del Monte Analogo is finally made available by Die Schachtel in a repackaged deluxe edition, fully remastered (by Giuseppe Ielasi) from the original Cramps tapes, and complete with three extra tracks (in the CD edition) dug from Francesco Messinas archives. Produced by Franco Battiato, the breathtaking oeuvre of Francesco Messina and Raul Lovisoni is openly inspired by the unfinished metaphysical novel Le Mont Analogue, by the French writer René Daumal, who had been for many years a student of the teachings of the enigmatic Armenian Georges Ivanovich Gurdjieff. The reference to Gurdjieff is important in order to frame this work in its own context, because at that time the great Greek-Armenian mystic was beginning to exert a large influence into the diverse and stimulating artistic environment that for many years developed around Battiato, which included, among the others, Juri Camisasca, Francesco Messina and Giusto Pio. Battiatos entourage was characterized by a deep desire of spirituality that would not adhere to a particular faith, but rather involved a full opening of the mind and body. This spiritual quest, that one can hear shining through the music, was something intimate and personal and it never became the expression of religious extremists looking forward to life in another world. Similarly, Prati Bagnati del Monte Analogo is a stage of that journey that the artists developed independently, yet with a constant tension of the spirit resulting from years of readings and reflections shared with others. The music on this album is an exact compendium of such an intimate journey: drones and overtones, repetitive patterns, a deep, meditative feel, and space atmospheres." - Die Schachtel.

"Writing this on a Sunday afternoon during breaks taken from restoring two zithers from the late 19th century. I love the instruments not only for their beautiful craftsmanship and sound, but for what theyve seen, the stories in which theyve played a part, and the journey that brought them to me. Francesco Messina and Raul Lovisonis Prati Bagnati del Monte Analogo is playing on a loop as so many times in the past, coloring the space I inhabit with its glowing overtones, spreading its majestic quietness. Taking as a starting point an unfinished utopian novel, written by French pataphysician René Daumal, in which is described the ascension of a mountain connecting Earth and Heaven, the three compositions take us on a journey through the rich green pastures of Mount Analogue, occasionally pausing beneath veils of light, only to stride determinedly onwards, to the realms of an ancient wind deity. At some point during this incursion, you may find yourself in a landscape set out by John Cage, witnessing Vainqueur, Substance and Resilient as children chanting their vocoded chants, or else enter a false portal planting you in Anthony Moores cloud and ballroom. While the subject matter is esoteric and the music makes no attempt to conceal this fact, its time we released these haunting pieces from the demesne of obscurity. Messina and Lovisoni have created a work of radiant beauty, oneiric states waiting to be explored, to lose ourselves in." -Stephan Mathieu, from the liner notes.


Artist: MAGMA
Title: Rïah Sahïltaahk
Format: LP
Label: Jazz Village
Country: France
Price: $22.00
"Rïah Sahïltaahk is the name of the Kobaïan who left after all the others, despite their disapproval. He thought he was better than anyone else and he was sure he could convert Kobaïas enemies to the Kobaïan spirit. But he failed and left alone for Kobaïa. On the symbolic stop-over planet, Malaria, he has to face the raging elements he thinks he can dominate. With his ship almost sunk, he ends up begging them... to no avail. He will disappear. Drowned, swept away by the frenzied elements. After the noise... silence. At dawn, only a final calm remains, enlightened by the soft beams of the sun in this new day." Recorded and mixed between September 2013 and June 2014 at UZ Studio. 180 gram super fidelity vinyl; includes a digital download for CD master quality .wav files." - Jazz Village.

Artist: MARTENS MOANA, LIEVEN
Title: The Volcano, The Night That Precedes All, And A Hymn For Paul Gauguin
Format: Cass
Label: No Basement Is Deep Enough
Country: Belgium
Price: $12.00
15493973709_818833a602_z "A historical song, miming the season of the moon. Where, in an orchard of damp respiration, we listen to the breath of a supreme figure. Who is clearing nine paths. Who is singing a floating cycle through the shrubs. The shaping of the tide. When the white bird is about to warble stepping stones. Stones on where we will sit and roar. And salmoura will scatter, mixing salt with water. And this salt will carve our skins. And our vessels will be liberated from the silt. And our ballads will flock and smite. And we will invent, the useless light. Hear, the melodies grow ripe on the stem. Scent, the fragrance of the blossoms fills the air.

Paul Gauguin felt lonely. Therefore he journeyed to a village at the other side of the island, to find himself a wife. The locals complimented his arrival with a banquet. There was some singing and some talking. Various fruits, vegetables and meats were shared. And afterwards he rode his horse back to his shanty. Taking home with him a beautiful, and young, ornamental person. A few months ago, I sat in a bar in the heart of darkness, being Paris - France. Drinking Pastis with five Tahitians who did not look like they fell out of a Gauguin painting. Drinks and laughs were shared. And in the end I asked them to sing a traditional song. Thus we went outside, and under a useless light the Tahitians sung towards the night. I pressed the recording button, and took home with me, this ornamental song. The Himene Tarava is a French Polynesian musical tradition, being sung by groups or choirs – which can be fairly large - in a rhythmal, polyphonic way. A notable element is the change in pitch at the end of each phrase. Furthermore, the chants are accompanied by handclapping and, or rhythmic staccato syllables, sung by the male members of the group.

When the night of static balance is being flooded by the day of evolution. We use the icon of the volcano as a reminiscence. And as a fortune-teller. On the Maldives, lava means “a song”. A combination of tones that precedes everything, attends everything and comes after everything. Magma (I), where the voices mime wayward lines and movements of the unsettling thrusts in the magma chamber. When the female strength manifests. The Eruption (II), a transitive and ascending sound, increasing its vigor, bursting into an ecstatic silence. The ocean of silence. The expiration, Alle Menschen Werden Steinen (III), where the birds and frogs sing the gong. And where the lava’s path embraces emblems of pahoehoe. We are born into this ocean of silence." - Lieven Martens Moana.

“Ltd. to 65 hand-numbered copies and comes in an effusive eruption of Magia and Medronho.” - No Basement Is Deep Enough.

Artist: MCKAY
Title: Into You
Format: LP
Label: Obscure Oxide/Lion Productions
Country: USA
Price: $23.00
"One of the holy grails of Indianapolis private-pressdom (surpassed only by Zerfas and Anonymous) available again in its original format! Ray McKay Pierle and his musically-adept brothers and friends partied, jammed and partied some more on Indys south side throughout the mid-70s, forming a band (Loos) which managed to garner zero media attention at the time. However, Rays trusty Teac four-track was always close at hand and countless hours of home recordings were induced onto magnetic tape, as well as a few songs laid down at a local studio. After a brief hiatus, the core members reconvened as McKay, and created their sole document, the 300-press Into You album (1978); the LP was given to friends and family and consigned in nearby record shops. A mere 15 years had to pass before the collecting world discovered the highly-personal songwriting, tight playing, and not-so-well-hidden West-Coast stylistic touches. A vinyl reissue was locally produced back then but its long gone, so heres a new all analogue, master tape edition for a new generation to savor." - Obscure Oxide/ Lion Productions.

Artist: MELNYK, LUBOMYR
Title: Evertina
Format: 10"
Label: Erased Tapes
Country: UK
Price: $22.00
Clear vinyl edition, limited to 500 copies. “Erased Tapes first introduced Lubomyr Melnyk and his unique continuous music technique to a wider audience with Corollaries (ERATP 048CD/LP), an album produced by Peter Broderick in 2013. Now he returns with a 24-minute mini-album entitled Evertina. Featuring three newly-composed solo piano pieces, the long-form EP showcases another side to Lubomyr Melnyk -- his more gentle and melodic work. In 2012 Lubomyrs ears began to notice the remarkable tonal depth of upright pianos. To Lubomyr the upright piano sound is like a natural forest of microcosmic colors. "Evertina" and "Awaiting" were created on a middle-aged upright piano at a friends home in New York in October 2012 -- just before Hurricane Sandy hit the city. Some children were listening to Lubomyr as he played in a hotel lobby in Cologne and "Butterfly" is the piece that he made for them. It was recorded on a battered grand piano somewhere in Switzerland in late 2013, with the lid closed down to soften the effect. "The piano for me has so many different faces, so many personalities and wonders, it is like life itself, ever-changing yet always holding to a permanence of beauty. Like butterflies that never fly in a straight line but always carry their loveliness with them in their multi-angled paths. I want people to hear these pieces, that are always hidden from the world. I keep them locked away in a quiet place, far from the concert hall. Why do I do that? I guess it is because they are so easy to play, so effortless, I can do them while sleeping. Whereas my more demanding abilities on the piano come out in the forceful nature of continuous playing. There, the new ground is being broken and a new door is being opened for the world. But that does not mean that I am bound by nature or by god to do only continuous music. My heart moves into these pieces just as it moves into the continuous modalities. So here, for the very first time, I am bringing three of these little miniatures to the public view." Lubomyr Melnyk is a true innovator, exploring new directions for contemporary music. Classically-trained and greatly affected by the minimalist movement in the early 1970s, the Ukrainian pianist developed his own unique language for the piano, named after the principle of maintaining a continuous, unbroken stream of sound. Melnyk has shown a remarkable devotion to the instrument, always striving to discover new ways of composing music in the continuous mode. His focus is on the actual sound of the piano as much as the harmonies and melodies of the music. Playing rapid and complex note patterns made Lubomyr one of the worlds fastest concert pianists. His virtuoso piano technique forms overtones that blend, collide or even create new melodies in rare moments, and thereby shape the composition beyond its original form. To accomplish this requires a special technique, one that has taken Melnyk many years to master. To witness one of his rare live performances is nothing short of a mind-opening experience.” - Erased Tapes.

Artist: MELNYK, LUBOMYR
Title: Evertina
Format: 10"
Label: Erased Tapes
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
“Erased Tapes first introduced Lubomyr Melnyk and his unique continuous music technique to a wider audience with Corollaries (ERATP 048CD/LP), an album produced by Peter Broderick in 2013. Now he returns with a 24-minute mini-album entitled Evertina. Featuring three newly-composed solo piano pieces, the long-form EP showcases another side to Lubomyr Melnyk -- his more gentle and melodic work. In 2012 Lubomyrs ears began to notice the remarkable tonal depth of upright pianos. To Lubomyr the upright piano sound is like a natural forest of microcosmic colors. "Evertina" and "Awaiting" were created on a middle-aged upright piano at a friends home in New York in October 2012 -- just before Hurricane Sandy hit the city. Some children were listening to Lubomyr as he played in a hotel lobby in Cologne and "Butterfly" is the piece that he made for them. It was recorded on a battered grand piano somewhere in Switzerland in late 2013, with the lid closed down to soften the effect. "The piano for me has so many different faces, so many personalities and wonders, it is like life itself, ever-changing yet always holding to a permanence of beauty. Like butterflies that never fly in a straight line but always carry their loveliness with them in their multi-angled paths. I want people to hear these pieces, that are always hidden from the world. I keep them locked away in a quiet place, far from the concert hall. Why do I do that? I guess it is because they are so easy to play, so effortless, I can do them while sleeping. Whereas my more demanding abilities on the piano come out in the forceful nature of continuous playing. There, the new ground is being broken and a new door is being opened for the world. But that does not mean that I am bound by nature or by god to do only continuous music. My heart moves into these pieces just as it moves into the continuous modalities. So here, for the very first time, I am bringing three of these little miniatures to the public view." Lubomyr Melnyk is a true innovator, exploring new directions for contemporary music. Classically-trained and greatly affected by the minimalist movement in the early 1970s, the Ukrainian pianist developed his own unique language for the piano, named after the principle of maintaining a continuous, unbroken stream of sound. Melnyk has shown a remarkable devotion to the instrument, always striving to discover new ways of composing music in the continuous mode. His focus is on the actual sound of the piano as much as the harmonies and melodies of the music. Playing rapid and complex note patterns made Lubomyr one of the worlds fastest concert pianists. His virtuoso piano technique forms overtones that blend, collide or even create new melodies in rare moments, and thereby shape the composition beyond its original form. To accomplish this requires a special technique, one that has taken Melnyk many years to master. To witness one of his rare live performances is nothing short of a mind-opening experience.” - Erased Tapes.

Artist: MICH, LUDO & BLUE YODEL & ROMAN NOSE & ROSS PARFITT & JENNIFER IKER
Title: The Clurichauns Naked Cheat With Sour Wine / The Leprechauns Coins Numismatist
Format: Cass
Label: No Basement Is Deep Enough
Country: Belgium
Price: $16.00
"Bacchus basement boys? When shallot wanted a game you wake up in their bath, drink France instead of Chile, whistled water in mathematics. And when the moon is behind the cellar door you have the bottle salted greens? Sheffield walked to a small number of Roman road, with some room for Courtin nose and evening blush just followed. And go where the leprechaun was seen down in the basement and yodeling, drinking of Spain, France, and the dream of bottled peepin. Well, the nuns of Münster and mixed with vegetable options. A Vinum came rushing down, as the sweet flood Colleen. Well Antwerp in the day it has never seen, and your slate and rule mixed wrong and lost their queen works. And cream and greens uncorked the moon and spilled the junction thin spleen. Fuck! the clurichaun wanders still right in your photo boreen wrong." - Jon Marshall.

"Ltd. to 80 copies and comes in a hand-crafted halfling that can store your coffin varnish in his pot of gold, or just be a worthy peeping tom at your next petting party." - No Basement is Deep Enough. 13126271494_55f7c68c98_z

Artist: MIKAMI, KAN
Title: Jo-You (Actress)
Format: CD
Label: PSF
Country: Japan
Price: $21.00
"Trademark rough, distorted folk-esque material that stands outside parameters of time/space. Second release on the label." - FE.
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Artist: MILLIE & ANDREA
Title: Drop the Vowels
Format: Double LP + CD
Label: Modern Love
Country: UK
Price: $27.00
Special edition with a bonus 10-track, hour-long CD featuring all the Millie & Andrea singles released between 2008-2010, the first time they have ever been available on CD format. “Millie & Andrea are Miles Whittaker and Andy Stott, fellow label-mates at Modern Love who collaborated on an occasional series of 12" releases between 2008 and 2010. They now return with Drop the Vowels, their debut album. Produced fast and loose through late 2013/early 2014, its an album that recalls the strict and stripped funk of Anthony Shakir as much as it does Leilas incredible debut Like Weather, eschewing the dark aesthetic both producers are best known for in favor of something much more visceral. Its an album borne from a love of both pop and club music, made to evoke an adrenalized, hedonistic, as well as an emotional response. Opener "GIF RIFF" brings to life a gamelan edit stripped bare before the over-compressed "Stay Ugly" breaks out with a tumbling, broken arrangement situated somewhere between Richard D. James and Jai Paul. "Temper Tantrum" and "Spectral Source" follow, versions of tracks originally released on the second and third Daphne EPs respectively, the former a rugged rave anthem tempered by blue strings, the latter a proper dancefloor destroyer recalling Shakes mighty "Madmen." "Corrosive" flits between a fibrillating, arpeggiated steppers rhythm and a brutal jungle breakdown, while "Drop the Vowels" further explores and strips bare bass & drums before the slow but jacking warehouse killer "Back Down" provides pure percussive abandon. "Quay" ends the set with something quieter, a sublime coda made entirely from field recordings. Mastered and cut by Matt Colton.” - Modern Love.

Artist: MIRKWOOD
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Machu Picchu
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"Mirkwoods lone self-titled album was originally issued in 1973, in an edition of just 99 copies. Coming out of the port town of Dover, with each of the group members having honed their moves in various outfits for years (including the original Rolling Stones from 1957 - no relation to the Glimmer Twins).This albums fantastic mix of precise hard rock and mysterious ballads has had many a private press enthusiast by the hair over the years. Crashing out of the gates with the one-two knockout combination of the fuzz shuffle of Take My Love and the epic 11-minute centerpiece of Loves Glass of Sunshine, this record is a classic deep listen, revealing great moments with each new spin. Killer harmonies and lots of twin-guitar lead action, tough and tender, this record is pure autumnal magic." - Macchu Picchu.

Artist: MOHNÉ, ACHIM/JAN VAN DEN DOBBELSTEEN
Title: Track 1 (47.12 min)/Words I Know From Hearing
Format: Cass
Label: No Basement Is Deep Enough
Country: Belgium
Price: $15.00
15494628937_dc964a4e19_k “A : “This track is a recording of the signals radiated by a wifi router during the sending of an image of he first analog cassette recorder from 1963 – a Philips EL 3200 - attached to an email to Ignace de Bruyn and Jan van den Dobbelsteen from May 4th 2014. The recorder - equipped with one microphone for each antenna - tapes the different transmission signals on the right or on the left channel as a “stereo signal”. The WiFi router transmits at 3.4 MHz and so generates 3.4 billion cycles per second. The actual reception of the signals are only a few seconds long, but are prolonged through ever deeper „analysis“. The fragmentation was achieved via different processes, digital and analog, and via deceleration. Thus fragments of a second were distended to minutes in length. In this way the routers timing-in-seconds, much too fast for human perception, becomes open to ‘scrutiny’.” - Achim Mohne.

“B: “1 text is recorded on side A of cassette Nr.1 / 1 text on the A side of cassette Nr.1 is duplicated to cassette Nr.2 on the A side / cassette nr.2 A s. is duplicated to cassette nr.3 A s. / cassette nr.3 A s. is duplicated to cassette nr.4 A s. / cassette nr.4 A s. is duplicated to cassette nr.5 A s. / cassette nr.5 A s. is duplicated to cassette nr.6 A s. / cassette nr.6 A s. is duplicated to cassette nr.7 A s. / cassette nr.7 A s. is duplicated to cassette nr.1 B s. / cassette nr.1 B s. is duplicated to cassette nr.2 B s. / cassette nr.2 B s. is duplicated to cassette nr.3 B s. / cassette nr.3 B s. is duplicated to cassette nr.4 B s. /cassette nr.4 B s. is duplicated to cassette nr.5 B s. / cassette nr.5 B s. is duplicated to cassette nr.6 B s. / cassette nr.6 B s. is duplicated to cassette nr.7 B s. / cassette nr.7 B s. is duplicated to cassette nr.1 A s. / cassette nr.1 A s. is duplicated to cassette nr.2 A s. / This cycle went on so all sides of all cassettes are 7 times duplicated in april 1992. / Recorded on a Denon cassette recorder. / The cassette you have is a copy of the B side of cassette number 7. / 49 times real time copy of the original text recorded may 2014. / Recorded on a Denon precision audio component/stereo double cassette / Tape deck DRW-750 A .HX PRO.” - Jan Van Den Dobbelsteen.

“Ltd. to 60 hand-numbered copies and comes in a sedimental soul debris depot. “ - No Basement Is Deep Enough.

Artist: MUKAI, CHIE & CHE CHEN
Title: 2.23.11
Format: LP
Label: Black Pollen Press
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
Edition of 166 in die-cut letterpress sleeves.

“Recorded live in Tokyo at Next Sunday on February 23, 2011.

Chie Mukai: er-hu, voice, percussion, piano, dance Che Chen: violin, voice, percussion, sine wave generators

"While Chie Mukai is pretty well known in Japan, elsewhere in the world she may need some introduction. Born in Osaka, Mukai spent a few formative years in art school workshops led by Taj Mahal Traveler, Takehisa Kosugi, before forming her own groups, Che-Shizu and Enkidu (with the Boredoms Seichi Yamamoto and French sound artist, Eric Cordier). She has also developed a deep and ongoing practice as a solo performer, mostly based around the kokyu (a bowed, two stringed fiddle used in the traditional music of Japan and China, where it is called the ‘er-hu). At one of Mukais performances, one is pretty much guaranteed to hear her shredding on the kokyu and unleashing a series of wordless groans and cries in a voice that is both deeply primordial and unmistakably hers, but she also has a proclivity for using anything and everything within reach. During this set in particular she used, in addition to her kokyu and voice, the house piano, the last bands drum kit, a large plastic bag containing bells, rattles, a recorder, a kalimba and various other toy percussion instruments (you can hear her dump the contents of this bag on stage midway through the second side), and a short wooden stool that happened to be on stage. If this were not enough, we can add to this laundry list the fact that Mukai is constantly in motion, and indeed often spends long intervals of a performance simply moving about in space without making any sound at all. At times graceful, at others childish or even autistic seeming, poise, grace and awkwardness mingle as freely as the disparate sounds from Mukais array of instruments and objects. While we are perhaps more accustomed to sensing sound as a kind of movement, Mukais silent gesticulations often achieve a reversal of this equation; they get us to sense movement as a kind of sound. The word “dance” seems only occasionally appropriate.

Flyers for the workshops Mukai has been leading since the late nineties invariably contain the dashed off slogan: “NO GENRE! NO TECHNIQUE! NO BORDER!” Watching Mukai perform is to see this attitude against specialization put into practice. Her aesthetic is one in which one is an improvisor first and an “instrumentalist” or a “dancer” or “poet” second (if at all?).

During our sound check, I asked her how her kokyu was tuned. She replied, in her labored but deliberate english “I never tune” and then, after a brief pause, “I always tune as I play.” Sure enough, during our set Mukai was constantly tuning on the fly, sometimes to get in tune with me and sometimes, it seemed, to get out of it. as frenetic as our set got at times, Mukai is the most sympathetic of listeners and probably the most adaptable musician I have ever played with. Its an adaptability made possible by a certain attitude towards space. This was our first occasion to play together and during sound check as we talked about how to approach our set, I sensed she was having trouble finding the right words to express a particular idea to me. Hours later, just a few moments before we were supposed to go on, she pulled me aside and said, “Dont think too much about together. We each go our own way, but at the same time.” My Japanese isnt as good as Mukais english, but at that moment I was relieved that I actually knew the right words for the situation. “Wakata,” I replied." - Che Chen.

Artist: MUSICA TRANSONIC
Title: Introducing.....Musica Transonic!
Format: CD
Label: PSF
Country: Japan
Price: $21.00
"Debut CD by a Tokyo supergroup featuring Asahito Nanjo (High Rise) on bass, Tatsuya Yoshida (Ruins) on drums, and Hajime Kawabata (Toho Sara) on guitar. Totally distorted monster heaviness in an early High Rise meets Ruins mode. Essential."
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Artist: NIJIUMU
Title: Era of Sad Wings
Format: CD
Label: PSF
Country: Japan
Price: $21.00
"Nijiumu is the performance group of Keiji Haino. Here his reverb drenched voice careens over a wash of unearthly electronics into a holy storm of late night moan and non-conventional-human atmosphere. "Collaboration of various acoustic instruments and electric effects. Present-day medieval music!"" - FE.
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Artist: OBERON
Title: A Midsummers Night Dream
Format: LP
Label: Sommor
Country: Spain
Price: $27.00
“Sommor presents the first ever legitimate reissue of Oberons A Midsummers Night Dream, one the rarest psych-folk albums from the UK, originally released in 1971 in a private edition of 99 copies. Oberon consisted of seven young musicians who met while studying at Radley College in Oxford. Drawing upon such influences as Fairport Convention, The Pentangle, King Crimson, The Incredible String Band, and Sandy Denny, the group created a stunning piece of progressive folk. Fantastic sound and recording quality, killer flute, guitar, violin, haunting vocals, and medieval atmosphere. Now digitally remastered by band member and sound engineer Jeremy Birchall, the record sounds better than ever. Includes fold-out insert with extensive liner notes and rare pictures.” - Sommor.

Artist: PADE, ELSE MARIE
Title: Electronic Works 1958-1995
Format: Triple LP
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $65.00
“Pressed on audiophile grade heavy duty vinyl in an edition of 500 copies. Else Marie Pade, born in 1924 in Denmark, is a precious golden gem in the world of contemporary electro-acoustic music. She is a true pioneer of electronic music and musique concrète. Pade is Denmarks first lady of electronic music and her piece "Syv Cirkler (Seven Circles)" became the first electronic piece performed on Danish radio. Pades fascination with sound began in early childhood. Isolated in her bed for long periods due to illness, she began listening and intensively observing the sounds around her. As a teenager being imprisoned for spying on Nazi compounds in Arhus, she had a similar experience of isolation and sharpening her awareness of sound. Once released from prison, she became a piano student at the Royal Danish Conservatory of Music in Copenhagen. When she was introduced to Pierre Schaeffer in 1952, she instead chose to pursue the nuances of her inner sound-world. Shortly after beginning her studies with Schaeffer, she had her first electronic composition premiered in 1958. Else Marie Pades Electronic Works 1958-1995 is a three LP set of Pades most important compositions which was restored, mastered, and cut at Dubplates & Mastering in 2014 in Berlin under the watchful ears of curator Jacob Kirkegaard. These monumental works are presented, for the first time, pressed on audiophile-grade heavy-duty vinyl. Pressed in an edition of 500 copies.” - Important.

"The sounds outside became concrète music, and in the evening I could imagine that the stars and the moon and the sky uttered sounds and those turned into electronic music." --Else Marie Pade.

Artist: PALESTINE, CHARLEMAGNE
Title: SchlingenCassettenBlangen
Format: Cass
Label: Close/Far Recordings
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
“Close/Far Recordings is positively elated to publish an unreleased version of Schlingen-Blängen, from Charlemagne Palestines personal archives, recorded in 1977. Palestine considers it to be the first official recorded version of Schlingen-Blängen that pre-dates the only other published version, recorded in 1988, by eleven years. Both pieces were performed on the same church pipe organ in Delfzijl, Holland by the North Sea. Because the master was recorded on cassette, informing the character and atmosphere of the piece, and since this new edition is once again on cassette, Charlemagne has named it SchlingenCassettenBlängen. This analog magnetic tape captured version from 1977 is exquisitely dark and humid in comparison to the wonderfully bright and crisp digitally recorded version from 1988. It will also be the first full-length solo Charlemagne Palestine work ever released on cassette.

SchlingenCassettenBlängen is colored by the nuances and flaws of being a decades-old cassette tape which Charlemagne feels embellishes the recording, making it a special new work. Or as he says "Itsssss Casssettennnn magiccccc!!!" The intermittent speed warping and out of tune tape sliding invites a rich dialogue with the mechanics of the cassette itself and fundamentally with time. Clocking in at 90 minutes long it stretches out in an ethereal fashion that is simultaneously ruminative and tempestuous documenting Charlemagnes organ playing in a particularly elegiac, painterly, and ultimately sublime mode. Fortunately, this important but hidden early document is now preserved enabling us to experience a very special chapter in Palestines recorded oeuvre highlighted by a truly ecstatic final passage that stands amongst his most emotive, mystical, and powerful moments.” —N.N.N. Cook, 10/14

Comes in a special printed outer sleeve wrapped around the Norelco case
Featuring new and archival artwork by Charlemagne Palestine
With color and b+w double-sided, 4-panel j-cards
In an edition of 369 (at Charlemagnes request)
Color imprinting on clear shells w/clear liners
90 minutes, Chrome Type II, High-bias tape
Professionally duplicated and printed
Digital download link included
Mastered by Jonathan James

Artist: PAVITT, BRUCE
Title: Sub Pop USA! The Subterranean Pop Music Anthology, 1980-1988
Format: Book
Label: Bazillion Points
Country: USA
Price: $27.00
“The complete Subterranean Pop fanzines and Seattle Rocket newspaper columns by Bruce Pavitt; an unbelievably deep chronicle of regional American indie pop, punk, hardcore, art/noise, metal, spoken word, hip hop, and rock’n roll during the 1980s by the founder of Sub Pop Records.

Over 1,000 recording artists hunted down and hyped in their original indie habitats, including Black Flag, Sonic Youth, Hüsker Dü, the Wipers, Dinosaur Jr., Run-D.M.C., Slayer, Beastie Boys, Mudhoney…plus an entire nation of inspired amateurs.

In 1979, Bruce Pavitt moved from Chicago to Olympia, Washington, and began programming a show called Subterranean Pop on local community radio station KAOS-FM. In 1980, he launched Subterranean Pop magazine, dedicated to the unsung punk, new wave, and experimental regional bands of the Pacific Northwest and Midwest. Calvin Johnson of K Records joined the zine’s staff later that year, beginning with the second issue.

The Sub Pop zine puzzled punk and new wave fans from major cities; readers were surprised that there were enough bands in the forgotten cities and states to devote a column, let alone an entire fanzine. Even more puzzling was the exclusion of artists like the Clash, Gang of Four, Blondie, or PIL, solely because of their major label associations. Driven by the power of independent thinking, early issues featured impassioned rallying cries for local action that make more sense than ever today, alongside early published artwork by Linda Barry, Charles Burns, and Jad Fair.

In 1983, Pavitt moved to Seattle and commenced his widely-read Sub Pop USA column in the Rocket newspaper, each month exposing new underground and independent artists. From Beat Happening and Pell Mell to early records by the Beastie Boys, Metallica, and Run-D.M.C., Sub Pop was a 1980s independent music bible, written with a diverse appreciation for happening scenes across the USA. In 1986, Pavitt put his ideas into practice, launching Sub Pop Records with the historic Sub Pop 100 compilation and Soundgarden’s first release, Screaming Life. While the Sub Pop Records legacy is today legendary, the groundwork and creative wellspring that put Seattle on the musical map is assembled here for the first time.” - Bazillion Points.

Artist: PIP PROUD
Title: A Fraying Space
Format: LP
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $25.00
"Pip Proud, sui generis, could be considered an Australian outsider, with his untutored and uninhibited singing style, his primal guitar playing, his resolutely personal vision captured on recordings from 1967 to the early 70s -- except that, unlike most outsiders, he was loved and accepted, with two of his three album releases on a major label, with frequent television appearances and coverage in music magazines. Heralded in his native land though he was, he maintained a low profile from the early 70s, never made an impact overseas, and his recordings have been difficult to access. This collection has been selected by Prouds biographer David Nichols and will engender a new appreciation of Prouds music. Considered by some as a sort of Antipodean Syd Barrett, listeners will hear that Pip was clearing his own private and primal path, more poet than pop star, despite the media attention. Other than one Velvets-style band track, all songs here feature Pip solo, some with appealingly primitive overdubs. Fans of ramshackle, oddball, weirdo portastudio, lo-fi bedroom pop of the 80s, 90s and beyond, whether of the NZ, UK or U.S. varieties, will find a precursor here. Includes an innersleeve with liner notes and lyrics." - EM.

Artist: POSSET
Title: In A Palace Of Cockle-Loft
Format: Cass
Label: No Basement Is Deep Enough
Country: Belgium
Price: $10.00
15494455608_837161ab52_k 15060474463_cbf770b6b9_z “From his arse-end to his brown towels POSSET is a fingers and thumbs kinda guy.  Fat cobblers twitch the ffw and pause buttons on many Dictaphones to marsh and marl fat-grained funk.  If youre a fan of the domestic psychedelic (washing up, napping, making sandwiches, kid-babble etc) be sure to make time for a little IN A PALACE OF COCKLE-LOFT; erect the church in your listening room as you listen to listen to listen…
30 mins of tape scree, accidental vash and similar dumps.  Its full-throated in places (the tape jaxx) with fully justified Black Metal wannabe status but still lurching twixt Vapor Wave pastels and weak-mung tea.  Like the coldest foghorn.
This classy grey tape, ltd. to 53 copies, comes complete with its own Milja sponsored COCKLE-LOFT template that you crafty folk can cut out and construct.  Guaranteed to protect one from the dreaded psychic surround sound.
Now burn this notice.” - Joe Murray.

Artist: PRAN NATH, PANDIT
Title: Midnight / Raga Malkauns
Format: Double CD
Label: Just Dreams
Country: USA
Price: $27.00
2002 release. "New 2-CD commercial release from Just Dreams, Inc. Two full-CD recordings of Raga Malkauns by Pandit Pran Nath, accompanied by full texts of the vocal compositions presented in Devanagri script, phonetic English, word-by-word translation, and poetic interpretation by Sri Karunamayee, a longtime senior disciple of the Master." - Just Dreams. 2002 release on La Monte Young and Marian Zazeelas label. Disc one feaures Pran Nath, Terry Riley, Ann Riley and Simone Forti, recorded in SF, 1971. Disc two features Pran Nath, La Monte Young, Marian Zazeela and K. Paramjyoti, recorded in NYC, 1976. Very highly recommended!

Artist: PRAN NATH, PANDIT
Title: Ragas
Format: LP
Label: Far East Sunshine
Country: Italy
Price: $28.00
Reissue of the 1971 Shandar LP, the first recording of Pran Nath released with his permission, according to La Monte Young. With liners by Young, who also plays tambura on the LP. Artwork by Marian Zazeela. Edition of 500.

"Ragas are the spiritual folkloristic way in India of playing music originating from the depths of your soul. Some of you may have heard albums by Ravi Shankar, the grand master of Indian raga, with long hypnotical tracks which do not really tell you if they are entirely improvised or strictly composed tunes when the swirling and tingling tanpura and madly spinning tabla drums get played like a maelstrom of sound. This kind of music is mostly instrumental to generate the ultimate experience of transcending flesh to spirit but in case of Pandit Pran Nath (1918 – 1996), classical Indian singer and musical teacher, you will get an ongoing captivating chanting on a base of droning tanpura and rather relaxed percussion patterns. The instruments underline the spiritual statement given by the mid ranged, slightly darker voice of Pandit Pran Nath. This is a fine release of classical Hindustani music and should appeal to all fans of Ravi or Ananda Shankar along other prototypical representatives of Indian music but there is a major difference and that is the intonation of Pandit Pran Nath. His voice is unique and its raucous beauty captures your perception. The whole album is droning and haunting, so you should be in the right mood to enter the musical world of Pandit Pran Nath." - Far East Sunshine.

Artist: PTOSE
Title: Early Recordings 79-83
Format: Double LP
Label: Vinyl-On-Demand
Country: Germany
Price: $31.00
"The "French Residents" with their early 80s minimal tape-material, for the first time on vinyl. Thirty-three unbelievable minimal tunes! Limited vinyl edition of 500 copies." - Vinyl-On-Demand.
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Artist: PYE CORNER AUDIO
Title: The Black Mist EP
Format: 12"
Label: Front & Follow and the Outer Church
Country: UK
Price: $16.00
“Front & Follow, in collaboration with The Outer Church, presents a stunning EP from Pye Corner Audio: The Black Mist EP. The EP features an extended mix of the title track (originally featured on last years The Outer Church compilation), new track "Bulk Erase" and a remix of "Black Mist" by London-based Old Apparatus, who turn in a distressed deconstruction in keeping with their rusted iron aesthetic. Alongside the self-released Black Mill Tapes research series, Pye Corner Audio has released music through Dekorder, Type, The Tapeworm, and Boomkat Editions, not to mention a full-length album, Sleep Games, on Ghost Box.” - Front & Follow and the Outer Church.

Artist: RAGAB AND THE CAIRO JAZZ BAND, SALAH
Title: Egypt Strut/Kahn El-Khaleely
Format: 7"
Label: Art Yard
Country: UK
Price: $16.00
"Salah Ragab formed The Cairo Jazz Band, Egypts first jazz big band, in 1968. Ragab had studied with Osman Kareem, with whom he formed the first jazz quintet in Cairo in 1963, and would go on to accompany Sun Ra on a European tour in 1984. On these recordings, made in Heliopolis, Egypt, between 1968 and 1973, The Cairo Jazz Band features some of the best musicians in Egypt, including Zaky Osman (trumpet), Saied Salama (tenor sax), and Alaa Mostafa (piano), along with four other saxophones, three other trumpets, four trombones, bass, drums, percussion, and various other oriental instruments." - Art Yard.

Artist: REICH/ENSEMBLE AVANTGARDE, STEVE
Title: Four Organs/Phase Patterns/Pendulum Music
Format: LP
Label: Karlrecords
Country: USA
Price: $21.00
“Three early compositions (1968-1970) by Steve Reich, one of the most prolific exponents of minimal music, in stunning interpretations by the critically-acclaimed Ensemble Avantgarde. Available on vinyl for the first time ever. Steve Reich (born 1936) is undoubtedly one of the key figures in 20th century contemporary music, and along with Terry Riley or Philip Glass, one of the founding fathers of so-called minimal music. With classics like "18 Musicians," "Drumming," or "Different Trains," the American composer proved himself one of "a handful of living composers who can legitimately claim to have altered the direction of musical history" (The Guardian). The four pieces on this collection date back to the time before his famous masterpieces (1967-1970): "Four Organs" and "Phase Patterns" build on short, repeated patterns that gradually go in and out of phase with each other, creating "a shimmering matrix of sound that is both hypnotic and fascinating in detail" (Allmusic.com) and anticipate Reichs later trademark sound. "Pendulum Music" is a process piece where only a few starting parameters are given: four microphones are suspended within an array of amplifiers and speakers, then set in motion -- the shifts in feedback as they move in space create the music, and the results differ with each new performance (as can be experienced listening to the two versions here). Reichs early works are presented on this LP in stunning interpretations by Leipzig-based Ensemble Avantgarde, whose dedicated, inspired renditions of essential masterpieces of modernism (documented on CDs on reputed labels such as Wergo or Hat Hut Records) won them the Ernst von Siemens Foundation Prize and the Schneider-Schott Prize of Mainz. 180 gram, gatefold sleeve, download code. Ensemble Avantgarde: Steffen Schleiermacher (organ, piano, electronics), Josef Christof (organ, piano), Michael Obst (organ), Klaus Steffes-Holländer (organ), Stefan Stopora (maracas), and Martin Demmler (electronics).” - Karlrecords.

Artist: ROD, JOHANNES
Title: Free Jazz and Improvisation on Vinyl 1965-1985: A Guide to 60 Independent Labels
Format: Book
Label: Rune Grammofon
Country: Norway
Price: $50.00
"Over the last 20 or so years we have witnessed an explosion in music-related books, this one being a most welcome addition that fills a hole in that ever-growing library. Born out of necessity and a love of the music and the records, the aim of this book is to offer a guide to a selection of independent labels and their releases of free jazz and improvisation between 1965 and 1985, with 1965 being the year when ESP-Disk started out as the first independent label dedicated to the music covered in this book, and 1985 being the year that the CD slowly started to take over as the main sound carrier. However, Rune Grammofon has stretched the frames a little bit on a few occasions. As explained in the book, they have also chosen to leave out certain labels that have released important records by highly influential musicians within the field of this book, such as Impulse!, Blue Note and Atlantic. This is because they consider them as major labels that have a wide variety of releases in their catalogs and are also well documented in a number of other publications. Its also important for them to underline that this is a personal, subjective take on the subject, rather than an encyclopedic one. Sixty labels are presented, each with an introduction and a discography, either complete or by the authors personal choice. There are also 64 sleeve illustrations, including some extremely rare ones, as well as forewords by Swedish sax player and composer Mats Gustafsson and Rune Grammofons founder Rune Kristoffersen. Finally, there is a conversation between Kristoffersen and music writer Rob Young. Author Johannes Rød is working freelance as an art historian and conservator and has written several books on visual art. He has also been an avid record collector since the late 60s and most of the sleeve illustrations are from his own collection. 128 pages housed in a Geltex cover. Design and layout by Kim Hiorthøy." - Rune Grammofon.
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Artist: ROYAL TRUX
Title: Singles, Live, Unreleased
Format: Triple LP
Label: Drag City
Country: USA
Price: $33.00
"This 32-song bomb was dropped on a highly suspect America back in the early winter of 1997. It was a celebration of the then-major label act known as ROYAL TRUX. The songs were collected from along the various ways theyd passed by from 1988 to around the time they were signed to Virgin in 1994. The title really says it all, without delivering strictly on the promise; rather than divide the album into sections dedicated to each of the above, the singles, live and unreleased tracks were scrambled in unchronologic / anthropomorphic / anti-idiomatic fashion to represent a living, breathing entity built of contradictions, rhythm, gleeful exploitation of limitations and cliches, the short con (and when you finally notice, theyd slip into the long one) and above all, total commitment. This was a band to which the word "definition" had no meaning, other than as the punch-line to a variety of jokes that we wont bore you with right now. You may never understand unless you sit in a crouch for three days, on the balls of your feet with the knees pointing out like arrows before you. And then maybe youll know how it feels. Some people in this life have no choice, theyve been Indians since the day they were born. Others take it upon themselves. This was Royal Trux. And when Makers Day finally comes, when we humans are finally judged on intention-Royal Trux will roll in to heaven heavy with it, 100% pure and solid." -Drag City.
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Artist: RUSSELL, ARTHUR
Title: Another Thought
Format: Double LP
Label: Arc Light Editions
Country: UK
Price: $27.00
“New 2014 repress. Originally released on CD in 1994 and reissued in 2006, this is the first time Arthur Russells Another Thought has been released on vinyl. Arthur Russells Another Thought was first released posthumously in 1994, two years after his death. The tracks date from between 1982 to around 1990, catalogued from over 800 tape reels by Mikel Rouse for Point Music, and produced by Don Christensen. While it is a collection of tracks in various stages of completion, often sparse and direct, it is perhaps the most sonically coherent album ever released of Russells material. Another Thought includes appearances by trombonist Peter Zummo, percussionist Mustafa Ahmed, additional vocals by composers Julius Eastman and Elodie Lauten, plus Joyce Bowden, Jennifer Warnes, and Steven Hall. Double vinyl in kraftliner sleeves printed in white litho, with art paper inners. Artwork by Jennifer Lucy Allan. This is the first release on Arc Light Editions, a label curated by Jennifer Allan in collaboration with Multiverse Music.” - Arc Light Editions.

Artist: RUSSELL, ARTHUR
Title: Love Is Overtaking Me
Format: Double LP
Label: Audika
Country: USA
Price: $32.00
"Compiled from over eight hours of material, Love Is Overtaking Me reaches back further to Russells first compositions from the early `70s, the most rare and, at the same time, arguably the most accessible part comprising 21 demos and home recordings of unreleased pop, folk and country songs selected by Audikas Steve Knutson, Ernie Brooks and Russells companion, Tom Lee. A number of the songs feature prominently in the film Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell." - Audika.

Artist: SCHNITZLER, CONRAD
Title: Grün
Format: LP
Label: Bureau B
Country: Germany
Price: $26.00
180 gram vinyl. Conrad Schnitzlers green album (aka Grün), originally released in 1981 on Edition Block. "Schnitzlers tracks in the 1970s were lengthy and shared a musical pattern which varied only minimally. Hence the green album has just one track on each side and any changes in melodic structure are subtle in nature. Both pieces are very much typical of Schnitzler in style, but less so tonally. An analog rhythm machine ploughs almost brutally through the astoundingly delicate electronic veil of Der Riese und seine Frau (The Giant and His Wife), bearing little resemblance to Schnitzlers usual sequencer cascades. The second piece, created four years later, sounds completely different. Its title may be similarly poetic, but Bis die Blaue Blume blüht (Until the Blue Flower Blooms) transports the listener into another world altogether. A diminutive melody, consisting of just seven notes, becomes a kind of mantra, repeated with only the slightest variation until the end, as clusters of tiny sonic meteorites constantly swirl around, sparkling in all the colors of the spectrum. The composition is carried and held together by a permanent sequencer figure, brilliantly enhancing the catchy tune. Listening to the rhythmic-harmonic character and taking into account the year in which it was made (1980), it is fair to assume that this was recorded in Peter Baumanns Paragon Studio, like the Con album. The similarities are impossible to ignore. It is a well documented fact that Peter Baumann often allowed Schnitzler to work in his studio during this period. On the LP version, Bis die Blaue Blume blüht can be played at 33 or 45 rpm, revealing a wholly different piece of music at the chosen speed. Both speeds are available as two tracks on the CD version. For a composer to come up with something like this by design speaks of great artistry -- or perhaps of great fortuity. Presumably the former. Schnitzler most likely experimented to this end and set up the recording in the studio to allow for both playback options -- an unusual device for the early 1980s and further evidence of his capacity for transcending artistic borders. The borders between Schnitzlers creative periods are too nebulous to be sure that the green album represents the coda of his 70s music. Still, Schnitzlers musical essence of the decade is in evidence as aural concentrate on both pieces. Not, however, as a recapitulatory review, but as a foundation, fertile ground in which Schnitzlers art would thrive in the decades which followed." --Asmus Tietchens.

Artist: SENDERS
Title: s/t
Format: 7"
Label: Cameleon
Country: France
Price: $12.00


Reissue of this sought-after mid-60s French garage single in an edition of 300 copies. The bands first.


Artist: SENDERS
Title: s/t
Format: 7"
Label: Cameleon
Country: FRANCE
Price: $12.00
Reissue of this sought-after mid-60s French garage single in an edition of 300 copies. Their second and final release.




Artist: SOLIDARITY UNIT, INC
Title: Red, Black & Green
Format: LP
Label: Eremite
Country: USA
Price: $31.00
"Originally produced & issued by Charles Bobo Shaw himself, Red, Black & Green, by the band Solidarity Unit, Inc. documents what happened at The Bag Room in St. Louis, MO, the day Jimi Hendrix died. Captured in a gloriously blunt & low-res recording that is as stark as the B&W cover art, Shaw & the ten piece group produce a raw, teeming, clattering sound that never relinquishes. Lake & Bowie were by this time already powerful soloists, & both declaim fervently & damn near relentlessly over Shaws swaggering themes. Dead at age 34 & recorded just four times, guitarist Richard Martins performance is a true revelation; as Martin leaps from blues idioms to screaming attacks to pure howling feedback, one wonders if even Sonny Sharrock reached these places with the instrument. Furious kit & hand drumming, violently rattling little instruments, jabbing percussive Rhodes, thundering bass guitar -- these guys dont hold back! Easy to say lost underground free jazz classic, but thats the real story here. The music was remastered from the best available sources by Mike King (Reel Recordings), pressed on premium HQ-180 gram vinyl by RTI, & presented in a heavyweight Stoughton replica sleeve in an edition of 600." -Eremite.

Artist: SPIEGEL, LAURIE
Title: The Expanding Universe
Format: LP
Label: Unseen Worlds
Country: USA
Price: $21.00
"The LP reissue mirrors the original track-listing, but adds A Folk Study to the end of Side A to further even out the sides. A download code for lossless or lossy download of the entire 2CD version is included. The Expanding Universe is the classic 1980 debut album by composer and computer music pioneer Laurie Spiegel. The pieces comprising The Expanding Universe combine slowly evolving textures with the emotional richness of intricate counterpoint, harmony, and complex rhythms (John Fahey and J. S. Bach are both cited as major influences in the original covers notes), all built of electronic sounds. These works, often grouped with those of Terry Riley, Phil Glass, Steve Reich, differ in their much shorter, clear forms. Composed and realized between 1974 and 1977 on the GROOVE system developed by Max Mathews and F.R. Moore at Bell Laboratories, the pieces on this album were far ahead of their time both in musical content and in how they were made. Each of the included works broke new ground, pioneering completely new methods of live interaction with computer-based logic - ways of creating music that are now reaching the heights of their popularity with Ableton Live, Max/MSP and other interactive music software entering mainstream music production." -Unseen Worlds.

Artist: SPOT
Title: Sounds of Two Eyes Opening
Format: Hardcover Book/7"
Label: Sinecure
Country: USA
Price: $44.00
"Legendary hardcore producer and engineer SPOT (Misfits, Black Flag, Hüsker Dü, Minutemen, etc.) is a master photographer. Sinecure Books are bafflingly proud to be the first to introduce the world to SPOTs photographic narrative. Edited by Johan Kugelberg and Ryan Richardson, Sounds of Two Eyes Opening is a narrative of Southern California chiaroscuro: all the shots of punkers and bands and clubs are dark swatches of blacks and grays with brief illuminations of white skin, bringing about a general claustrophobic cul-de-sac feeling. These images sit in contrast to the wide open event horizon of SPOTs beach photographs: beauty, youth and body worship, white teeth, big hair, the eternal triage of sun/sand/sea, and the promise of the unbroken horizon. Spanning the late 1960s through the early 1980s, Sounds of Two Eyes Opening offers an amazing portrait of Southern California coastal life: surfing, bikinis, roller skating, and skate boardings fledgling days are set in contrast to iconic shots of all the core denizens of hardcore punk rock as it is being invented; candid shots of Black Flag, The Germs, Minutemen, etc. abut everyday punkers, fans, cops, clubs, and now shuttered rehearsal spaces. Sounds of Two Eyes Opening is presented as a hardbound, 272 page book, printed on matte art paper, with 4-color black-and-white printing, a lay flat binding, and comes with a silkscreened 7" vinyl record." - Sinecure.

Artist: SULTANS ABORIGINAL MUSIC SOCIETY, JUMA
Title: Father Of Origin
Format: Double LP & CD Boxset
Label: Eremite
Country: USA
Price: $119.00
"Deep archeology into a long buried and previously undocumented chapter in the history of the early 70s loft era brings forth the revelatory Father of Origin, Eremites box set retrospective of percussionist/bassist Juma Sultans Aboriginal Music Society. Drawn from Sultans mammoth private archive of recordings, this ground-breaking set includes two audiophile LPs and a CD, a 28 page 12x12 book featuring previously unpublished photographs and ephemera and a detailed historical essay by jazz scholar Michael Heller, all manufactured to highest quality-freak standards. This old-school multi-media extravaganza exposes some of the most extraordinary and explosive free jazz of the period to the light of day for the first time. Established by Sultan and percussionist Ali Abuwi in Woodstock in 1968, Aboriginal Music Society was both a radical arts presenting organization and a killer band. Dedicated to musician self-sufficiency and stubbornly non-commercial, AMS waged guerrilla cultural warfare against mainstream America from strongholds in rural Woodstock and from lofts on New Yorks Lower East Side. For ten years, Sultan and the loose alliance of like-minded musicians in AMS produced independent concerts, owned and operated its own recording studio, and collaborated with legendary artist-run New York loft space Studio We on performances and educational programs. But during that whole time, they never released a record. Inspired by an emerging understanding of African cultures and the political ideas of the black power moment, AMS synthesized an African approach to percussion and collective performance with the revolutionary jazz of its day. In open-ended free improvisations they played an incendiary mix of massive trap kit and hand drum grooves and heaven-storming free jazz. The music was a cry of freedom, a declaration of black cultural artistic and political independence; and until now it has not been heard since the day it was made. The first of the sets two LPs, a 1970 Boston studio date, features a New York-Woodstock sextet--including Sultan, Abuwi, Dinwiddie, Wilson, Walsh, and Cross--engaged in a characteristically percussion-heavy improvisation. The other vinyl disc features a private jam session by Sultan, Abuwi, and saxophonist Frank Lowe at the Broadway headquarters of AMS. Recorded in April 1971, it predates by several months Lowes recording debut on Alice Coltranes World Galaxy. The CD features yet another historic meeting--an undated concert with the Woodstock crew and a trio of Midwesterners recently relocated to New York--saxophonist Julius Hemphill, cellist Abdul Wadud, and drummer Charles Bobo Shaw, all members of the St. Louis music and arts collective, Black Artists Group. Father of Origin is presented in a heavyweight telescoping box in paper wraps screen-printed by Alan Sherry at Siwa, who also screen-printed the LP sleeves, CD jacket & additional loose memorabilia." - Eremite.

Artist: TAKAYANAGI/NEW DIRECTION, MASAYUKI
Title: Call In Question
Format: CD
Label: PSF
Country: Japan
Price: $21.00
"Takayanagi is the premier free-guitarist legend in the Japanese underground story. This CD features unreleased material by the master, from 1970. The sound is heavy improv, with Takayangis explosive feedback wail in prominent display. As fine an introduction to his music as you could hope for (most of his albums from the 60s & 70s are impossible to track down)." - FE.
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Artist: TAR BABIES
Title: Face The Music/Respect Your Nightmares
Format: CD
Label: Lexicon Devil
Country: Australia
Price: $13.00
"Originally issued on the Lexicon Devil label in 2005. In 1982, the Tar Babies were burning up half-pipes and blazing venues with their hyper-speed punk rock. More well known for their late 80s LPs on the famed SST label, in which they veered towards a more DC-influenced "punk-funk" sound, and the subsequent acclaim that their drummer, Dan Bitney, acquired with Tortoise, the Babies were also one of the great, and tragically overlooked Midwestern hardcore bands of the original era, releasing two phenomenal 12" EPs on their own Bone Air imprint in 83 and 85, respectively. This CD hopes to rectify that obscurity by putting these two long-out-of-print discs back onto the marketplace for the first time on CD, with a ton of bonus material as a special treat. Inside you will find: The complete Face The Music and Respect Your Nightmares EPs, which featured early production work by Bob Mould and Butch Vig; "The Ocean" track from the Master Tapes 2LP; "Calebs Getting Mad" from their 5-song demo cassette from 1982 (the other tracks are on FTM); five previously-unreleased songs from the era, taken from the vaults of the TBs Bucky Pope, as well as alternate versions of two EP tracks; reproductions of the original artwork from the EPs, plus a collage of flyers, photos and reviews from the era in a 10-panel booklet. Liner notes from Bucky Pope himself. All of this has been digitally edited, sequenced and fiddled with by Melbourne-via-Chicago audio whiz-kid, Casey Rice. The music the Tar Babies were pumping out in 82/83 was an awesome collision course of Black Flag-style tension/release and heart-thumping thrash copped from a heavy diet of Minor Threat 7"s. Think the ferocity of early Die Kreuzen, Negative Approach, Necros, and youre in the ballpark. By 85, things had changed. The pace had slowed a touch, and most of all, Bucky was pumping out highly inventive riffs in an angular Eddie Hazel/Hendrix/Greg Ginn vein. Sharing the stage with a host of HC heroes and a bevy of SST folks criss-crossing the U.S. on their never-ending tours, the band caught the attention of Mr. Ginn and the rest is history. That is, of course, except for their 1982-1985 output. That is all here, and its a rip-snorting collection. 25 tracks and 47 minutes of trailblazing, fist-pumping slampit rama-lama from a time when people really meant it."- Lexicon Devil. Highly recommended!
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Artist: TARCAR
Title: Mince Glace
Format: 12"
Label: Blackest Ever Black
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
"A modern-day revenge tragedy. Symmetrical, fine-spun, almost courtly; but quick-tempered, and far from blood-shy. A picture emerges: domestic disturbance, pissing on the compost heap, noise complaints from hateful neighbors. Sulking, pouting, goading. Cold leaves and Christmas. Body-clocks betrayed, seasonal adjustment disorders. Collecting bottles to smash in the parking lot. Marijuana and make-believe. A flaming bower of unbliss. Recommended for fans of A.C. Marias, Brenda Ray, General Strike, The Poems, Robert Storey, and other purveyors of shut-in, fitfully serene dub dysfunction. Created by C. dal Forno and T. Manek. Mastered by Dan Elleson and cut by Matt Colton. Edition of 300." - Blackest Ever Black.

Artist: TAZARTES, GHEDALIA
Title: Hysterie Off Music
Format: LP
Label: Holidays
Country: Italy
Price: $26.00
“At the beginning, Hystérie Off Music was conceived as a catalog record, an open field where the author could play with all musical genres and their stereotypes. But it rapidly evolved into an uncompromising clash of field recordings, sampled instruments, and Ghédalia Tazartès incomparable vocal eclecticism, made of emotional psalms and shamanic hymns. The encyclopedia of genres turns into a childish -- and sometimes scary -- play, and the song titles mislead the listener, introducing a completely new classification. Recorded in the early 2000s and released on CD in 2007 by the French label Jardin Au Fou, its now available in a remastered vinyl version -- with an excellent cut made by SST in Frankfurt -- for the best listening experience of this cinematic electronic collage. A true movie for the ear.” - Holidays.

Artist: TERMBO
Title: Issue #1
Format: Mag
Label: Terminal Boredom
Country: USA
Price: $5.00
"...All exclusive content, including JIMBO EASTER, FNU RONNIES, WHITE LOAD, BLACK FLAG, FOLDED SHIRT, films, poetry and records." "Full size, 36 pages" - Loki.

Artist: THROBBING GRISTLE
Title: Throbbing Gristle Bring You... 20 Jazz Funk Greats
Format: LP
Label: Industrial
Country: UK
Price: $24.00
2014 repress. "Originally released in 1979, 20 Jazz Funk Greats is Throbbing Gristles pop-influenced masterwork. Its hard to believe the beautiful, conventionally-attractive Cosey Fanni Tutti on this albums front cover previously gave herself milk and blood enemas in front of a live audience. Additionally, the song "Hot On The Heels Of Love" is far removed from the dissonant nihilism of the previous TG albums. Its a sleek, minimal synth-pop song that foreshadows Tuttis later work as Chris & Cosey. Still, 20 Jazz Funk Greats is underpinned by a profound distance from accessibility. The breezy luminosity of "Persuasion" and "Six Six Sixties" is still marked with casual bits of distortion and absurdism. Preceding dark synth-pop (and everything else), TGs third album is far ahead of its time and still sounds as relevant as ever. The newly cut 180-gram vinyl editions include painstakingly restored cover artworks, using original source material from the Industrial Records visual archive. In addition, each of the vinyl releases includes an exclusive large format 8-page color booklet featuring an abundance of Throbbing Gristle archival material, including some previously-unpublished photos of the band." -Industrial.

Artist: TRÄD, GRÄS OCH STENAR
Title: s/t
Format: CD
Label: Silence
Country: Sweden
Price: $16.00
“1995 reissue of the first Träd Gräs och Stenar album, originally issued on the Decibel label in Sweden in 1970. Their name translates to "trees, grass & stones." A rock group led by Bo Anders Persson (after his works with Pärson Sound, Harvester, International Harvester), this was their first of three albums, a definitely more "rockist" continuation of the post-minimalist experiments of the earlier groups, but still with that undefinable Swedish underground feeling. Similar in vibe to the live document on Subliminal Sounds, Gardet 12.6.1970. This will be the only record in your collection to start off with covers of "All Along The Watchtower" and "(I Cant Get No) Satisfaction" that you wont want to kill somebody with. Totally heavy Swedish underground rock from the dawn of the era.” - Silence.

Artist: TUSQUES WITH BARNEY WILEN, FRANCOIS
Title: Le Nouveau Jazz
Format: LP
Label: Cacophonic
Country: UK
Price: $26.00
"With track titles translating to "Song for the Devil" and "The Witches," Francois Tusques rarest commercially-released LP casts an early stylistic premonition of the vampire-themed improvised soundtracks recorded for director Jean Rollin, merely months after its release. Assembling the very same group of musical sorcerers, this albums personnel (featuring, amongst others, soprano saxophonist Barney Wilen) reads like a whos-who of Frances early improvised music/free jazz scene, resulting in a wholly unique European flavor while preserving the essence of other global inter-communal travelers, such as Don Cherry and Krzysztof Komeda. Originally extracted from three separate recording sessions in early 1967, Le Nouveau Jazz opens with themes conjured up for the short film Coda by French jazz documentarian Marc Pauly, highlighting the composers adept ability in his multi-disciplined art, further aligning him with the aforementioned pioneers. The rest of the album combines frenzied macabre picture music (akin to Detroits Wendell Harrison) and emotive piano improvisations (Mal Waldron anyone?) with the sui generis inclusion of a double double bass formation courtesy of Bernard "Beb" Guerin (Sonny Sharrock/Kühn Brothers) and Jean-Francois Jenny Clarke (Enrico Rava/Giorgio Gaslini). As Tusques second official album (after the seldom-sighted Free Jazz from 1965), this LP expands on this important French musicians vision and follows up Cacophonics repress of his mega-rare Don Cherry art installation collaboration from 1964, this time introducing extra rhythmic arrangements courtesy of Italian drummer Aldo Romano (Robin Kenyatta). Housed in the elegant original "Witches" artwork sleeve by comic illustrator Jean Vern with French liner notes by French psychiatry/beat poet/crime fiction writer, Yves Buin, this worthy reissue hopes to find a unique, uninhabited part of your collection from an era that changed the Parisian underground prior to the important developments of labels like BYG Actuel and Futura Records in the early 1970s." - Cacophonic.

Artist: V/A
Title: Cybernetic Serendipity Music
Format: LP
Label: The Vinyl Factory
Country: UK
Price: $40.00
"Reissue of the Institute of Contemporary Arts groundbreaking compilation Cybernetic Serendipity Music, originally released in 1968 to coincide with their exhibition "Cybernetic Serendipity," which proved to be a landmark in the history of audio/visual art, and the first exhibition of its kind in the UK devoted to the relationship between music and early computers. Both unique and extraordinarily influential, Cybernetic Serendipity Music captured a nascent scene on the cusp of a synth-led electronic revolution and was the only compilation of its kind to bring together the musicians, composers and inventors pushing the boundaries of early computer music on one record, a good six years before Kraftwerks Autobahn changed modern music forever. It documented a frontier spirit where pre-eminent composers John Cage and Iannis Xenakis rubbed shoulders with the likes of Peter Zinovieff, the founder of EMS and inventor of the game-changing VCS3 synthesizer, with music that was either composed by computers or, in Zinovieffs case, even performed by them. With only a handful of copies pressed and exclusively available from the ICA at the original exhibition, Cybernetic Serendipity Music has long held Holy Grail status among collectors and enthusiasts of early electronics, with the original record, on the rare occasions it becomes available, often changing hands for upwards of £150. Now to mark their forthcoming archival exhibition of "Cybernetic Serendipity" in the Institutes Fox Reading Room, The Vinyl Factory are teaming up with the ICA to reissue Cybernetic Serendipity Music on vinyl for the first time since 1968, faithfully reproducing the artwork -- taken from one of Peter Zinovieffs visual scores -- housed in a Garrod & Lofthouse-style sleeve in an edition of 500 copies." - The Vinyl Factory.

Artist: V/A
Title: Native North America (Vol. 1): Aboriginal Folk, Rock, and Country 1966-1985
Format: Triple LP Box Set
Label: Light In The Attic
Country: USA
Price: $48.00
"Includes 60 page book with comprehensive liner notes, artist interviews, unseen archival photos, and lyrics (with translations), housed in a Tip-On slip case with three Tip-On jackets. Largely unheard, criminally undocumented, but at their core, utterly revolutionary, the recordings of the diverse North American Aboriginal community will finally take their rightful place in our collective history in the form of Native North America (Vol. 1): Aboriginal Folk, Rock, and Country 1966-1985. An anthology of music that was once near-extinct and off-the-grid is now available for all to hear, in what is, without a doubt, Light In The Attics most ambitious and historically significant project in the labels 12-year journey. Native North America (Vol. 1) features music from the Indigenous peoples of Canada and the northern United States, recorded in the turbulent decades between 1966 to 1985. It represents the fusion of shifting global popular culture and a reawakening of Aboriginal spirituality and expression. The majority of this material has been widely unavailable for decades, hindered by lack of distribution or industry support and by limited mass media coverage, until now. Youll hear Arctic garage rock from the Nunavik region of northern Quebec, melancholy Yupik folk from Alaska, and hushed country blues from the Wagmatcook First Nation reserve in Nova Scotia. Youll hear echoes of Neil Young, Velvet Underground, Leonard Cohen, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Johnny Cash, and more among the songs, but injected with Native consciousness, storytelling, poetry, history, and ceremony. The stories behind the music presented on Native North America (Vol. 1) range from standard rock-and-roll dreams to transcendental epiphanies. They have been collected with love and respect by Vancouver-based record archaeologist and curator Kevin Sipreano Howes in a 15-year quest to unearth the history that falls between the notes of this unique music. Tirelessly, Howes scoured obscure, remote areas for the original vinyl recordings and the artists who made them, going so far as to send messages in Inuktitut over community radio airwaves in hopes that these lost cultural heroes would resurface. Considering the financially motivated destruction of our environment, the conservative political landscape, and corporate bottom-line dominance, its bittersweet to report that the revolutionary songs featured on Native North America hold as much meaning today as when they were originally recorded." - Light In The Attic.

Artist: VACCINA, LINO CAPRA
Title: Antico Adagio
Format: LP
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $27.00
A reissue of the LP as it was originally issued in 1978. Vaccina had intended for this album to be a double LP, and recorded enough material for one, but it was then trimmed down. The recordings that were cut from the original release are presented on the “Frammenti…” LP released alongside this one.

"One of two LP versions. Includes the first six tracks from Lino "Capra" Vaccinas Antico Adagio (DS 027CD), originally released in 1978. Antico Adagio is an amazing work that anticipated countless others in the field of so-called "new age" and world music, yet remains at the crossroad between those genres and experimental and electronic music. Apart from a few violin parts and the extraordinary vocal lines (sung by Vaccina himself and Juri Camisasca), Antico Adagio is an album fully built on percussion. At the same time, its the farthest thing from the typical idea of percussion. You wont find a single trace of African or primitive beats: instead, this is a collection of rather long, subtle and thoughtful compositions, crafted with vibraphones, marimbas and gong. Together they create a work which will remain unique -- both in Lino Vaccinas discography as well as in a more general sense." - Die Schactel.


Artist: VACCINA, LINO CAPRA
Title: Antico Adagio
Format: CD
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $21.00
"Before an aberrant idea of progress and workaholic ethic ludicrously sped up our daily lives, even in the hectic city of Milan it was possible to "play slowly" -- with little or no pressure, simply following the path your art was showing you. After a classic artistic beginning and an experimental stint with Aktuala and other brilliant fellow musicians (Franco Battiato, above all), Lino "Capra" Vaccina, near the end of the 70s, recorded Antico Adagio, an amazing work that anticipated countless others in the field of so-called "new age" and world music, yet remains at the crossroad between those genres and experimental and electronic music. Apart from a few violin parts and the extraordinary vocal lines (sung by Vaccina himself and Juri Camisasca), Antico Adagio is an album fully built on percussion. At the same time, its the farthest thing from the typical idea of percussion. You wont find a single trace of African or primitive beats: instead, this is a collection of rather long, subtle and thoughtful compositions, crafted with vibraphones, marimbas and gong. Together they create a work which will remain unique -- both in Lino Vaccinas discography as well as in a more general sense. The edition is comprised of two individual and separate LPs: Antico Adagio (DS 027CD/027-1LP) and Frammenti da Antico Adagio (DS 27CD/027-2LP), which features previously-unreleased material from the original 1978 sessions. The deluxe CD edition (Antico Adagio, DS 27CD) contains both albums." - Die Schachtel.

From Kieran Hebden/Four Tets liner notes: "There are records I have found in my life that I was almost wishing existed before hearing them. Recordings with new combinations of sound and atmosphere I knew could be wonderful to me if I ever discovered them, and then on discovery the sound was even better than I could have imagined. I felt this way when first hearing music by Alice Coltrane (Journey to Satchidananda) and Don Cherry (Organic Music Society) and I also felt it with Antico Adagio. The combinations of the rhythms and melodies resonate with me in a very clear way and I feel transported by this music every time I hear it. I first heard this record when it was posted on the Mutant Sounds blog a few years ago and am very happy to see it get another release. The music is timeless and brilliant and maybe there are other people out there wishing for a sound like this too, who will now have chance to find it." - Die Schachtel.

Artist: VACCINA, LINO CAPRA
Title: Frammenti da Antico Adagio
Format: LP
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $27.00
Contains the previously unreleased recordings cut from the original release of “Antico Adagio” in 1978, when it was trimmed down from a double- to a single-LP.

"The second of two LP versions. Includes the tracks from Frammenti da Antico Adagio, which features previously-unreleased material from the original 1978 sessions of Lino "Capra" Vaccinas Antico Adagio." - Die Schachtel.


Artist: VAJRA
Title: Live 2007
Format: CD
Label: PSF
Country: Japan
Price: $20.00
"Guitar, vocals: Keiji Haino; guitar, vocals: Kan Mikami; percussion: Toshiaki Ishizuka. "First live album by the Japanese rock power trio to end all power trios -- Kan Mikami, Keiji Haino and Toshiaki Ishizuka!! This presents the group at a thrilling peak of their rock deconstruction-reconstruction praxis, one of those all too rare manifestations of the musical sublime. Mikami is in top blues testifying form, his voice a thing of cracked beauty and weathered power. Haino and Ishizuka infuse the songs with telepathic engagement -- constant layered motion, percussive blast-bombs and eruptions of black lava. Simply a ferocious record. Limited edition of 1000 in mini-LP style paper-sleeve." -PSF
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Artist: VENIN
Title: s/t
Format: 12
Label: Cameleon
Country: France
Price: $22.00
Reissue of this rare and sought-after 12" in an edition of 400 copies. Produced from the original master tapes.

"VENIN (“VENOM”) is a French hard rock/metal group from Marseille formed in 1982. It is composed of Jean-Marc Battini (vocals and guitar), Fabienne Battini (bass), Patrick Ziad (guitar) and Patrick Labriola (drums). This four-track EP was originally released in 1986 on the Cactus label." - Cameleon.

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Artist: VOSTELL, WOLF
Title: Dé-Coll/age Musik
Format: CD
Label: Tochnit Aleph
Country: Germany
Price: $18.00
"CD-Reissue of the Vinyl-LP originally released 1983 by Fondazione Mudima (Multhipla M20137). Comes in high-gloss fullcolour 6-panel Digipak with 16 page illustrated booklet. Wolf Vostell (1932?1998) was a German painter, sculptor, noise music maker and Happening artist. He is one of the pioneers of video art, environment-sculptures, Happenings and the Fluxus Movement. Together with Nam June Paik and George Maciunas he organised the Festival Festum Fluxorum in Wiesbaden, Germany in 1962. This festival is considered to be the birth of the Fluxus movement. Vostell was the first artist in history to integrate a television set into a work of art (Deutscher Ausblick from 1958)." - Tochnit Aleph.

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