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Artist: BERTOIA, HARRY
Title: Sonambients: The Sound Sculpture Of Harry Bertoia
Format: CD/DVD
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $28.00
"Sonambients: The Sound Sculpture Of Harry Bertoiais a deluxe CD/DVD package containing historic recordings made in Harry Bertoias Sonambient barn. The DVD, a film titled Sonambients: The Sound Sculpture of Harry Bertoia, by Jeffrey and Miriam Eger, was shot in 1971 and follows Harry Bertoia in performance and interview throughout his Sonambient barn deep in the Pennsylvania woods. This film offers a rare opportunity to follow the artist in practice, listening carefully as he moves contemplatively through his sculptures and gongs. Interview footage offers rare insight into Bertoias inspiration and process. A separate CD contains four exclusive, recently discovered audio recordings. Included are the two earliest known collaborative tapes from Harry and brother Oreste, morning and evening sessions dated October 12, 1969, as well as a collaboration between the Bertoia brothers and their sister Ave who sings in careful unison with the overtones being produced by the sculptures. With the passing of Oreste Bertoia in 1972, these recordings mark the last meeting of all three Bertoia siblings. A 16-page booklet includes many never before seen production stills shot by Jeffrey Eger. These iconic images capture the essence of the artist in practice. DVD is NTSC format, region free." - Important.

Artist: FIRST, DAVID
Title: Same Animal, Different Cages Vol. 3: Civil War Songs (for Solo Harmonica)
Format: LP
Label: Fabrica
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"In the third volume of the Same Animal, Different Cages series, American composer David First does a 180 from the purely sound-for-sounds sake explorations of the first two volumes and gives eleven emotional outpourings performed exclusively on solo harmonica. Despite this minimalist single-instrument approach, First makes each of these songs sound fully realized; anything more would simply be crowding the sonic space. First has produced perhaps one of the first folk-music responses to the era of Trump and right-wing populism. But its more than that as well. The synth-like otherworldly sounds First coaxes out of his instrument are a revelation -- he has done nothing less than reinvent the harmonica. Organic, soulful, melancholy and uplifting, Civil War Songs is protest music made for these times. In the face of this horrifying administration and the racist and fascist goons it has allowed out of the woodwork, First offers up a wordless experimental album that celebrates solidarity, friendship, community and principled resistance. Rather than providing an escape, these hymns wake one out of that paralyzing feeling of despair, delivering renewed focus and the capability to fight on." - Fabrica.

Artist: AATHENS
Title: Virtue Signal
Format: LP
Label: Blank Editions
Country: UK
Price: $28.00
"Layered with spiked and twinkly guitars, off-kilter drumming, half-sung half-shouted vocals, and regurgitating details that linger in the head for weeks and months, Aathens have assembled a sincere and driving post-punk album. Harsh and precise, yet all the time containing a rare fluidity not found in the oceans of post-punk records coming out today. Dedicated to community, shared ideas/spaces, and their music, Aathens members also play in London based Ice Baths and H.Grimace." - Blank Editions.

Artist: ALCORN, SUSAN
Title: Evening Tales
Format: LP
Label: Mystra
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Mystra is beyond excited to be putting out the Susan Alcorn Evening Tales lp(!) We strongly doubt there ever will be a record in history that is anything like it...how could there!) A friend of ours was telling us a story recently about the first moon orbit...his eyes were wide...and he talked slowly...did you know... that when the first astronauts circled behind the moon.... they started hearing super crazy noises?? piercing sounds and strange reverb style effects and stuff... all coming from the planet Saturn(!) So cool...most have scared those astronauts(!) Its interesting...how no one seems to talk about this phenomenon...sounds emitted from a not too distant planet...there are so many mysteries still...(!)The beautiful music made by Susan Alcorn is one of them. Unique, amazing, and mysterious are just a few of the terms associated with her recordings...Why she is not better known/talked about is just part of the big mystery. Some in the know folks love her for sure...like us...but still(!) Maybe she REALLY IS too good for this world...Maybe she should play for the folks on Saturn instead...(?) And YES.. maybe there IS a similar quality to her sound...something a bit Saturn-like..with a outer space quality (A different Saturn than Sun-Ra? or maybe not...?)" - Mystra.

Artist: ALLETT, JACK
Title: The Object Isnt There
Format: LP
Label: Audiomer
Country: Belgium
Price: $25.00
"With The Object Isnt There, UK guitar player and producer Jack Allett has made a deeply personal masterpiece based around cyclical guitar parts and electronic percussion. Playing like a half-remembered fever dream with an aesthetic that is ragged, hypnotic, and spacey, its two side-long pieces touch on minimalism, kraut-infused dub, and euphoric dancefloor optimism. As comfortable being played after Manuel Göttschings album E2-E4 (MGART 424CD) as right before a Terekke lo-fi house anthem, it is laced with the melancholy of an early morning post-rave comedown. Yet for all the references and name-checking, its a record that is hard to compare to anything else, past or present. This record is about - insofar as instrumental music need be about anything - hallucinations. The title The Object Isnt There serves as a concise definition, derived from the quote "A hallucination is a strictly sensational form of consciousness, as good and true a sensation as if there were a real object there. The object happens to be not there, that is all." (William James, The Principles Of Psychology, 1890) Having experienced constant tinnitus -- a form of auditory hallucination -- for the last 13 years, Jack has long questioned the distinction of something experienced as being either there or not-there. Even if, strictly speaking, a hallucination is something thats not there, if the reality of how it affects day-to-day existence is undeniable then to any extent that matters, it is there. But The Object Isnt There is no tale of woe, nor simply a response to this one condition, and tinnitus need not be considered only as distressing or distracting. Allett sees it merely as one example of many things in life that cross this uncertain terrain. Allett explains: "There are obvious parallels here with the notion of active listening. There is room for emotion too, particularly an overwhelming, all-consuming emotion. Essentially the music here is concerned with being overwhelmed by a sensation, never really being sure to what extent you are conjuring it up yourself, to what extent it exists independently of you, but ultimately deciding that it doesnt much matter; the sensation itself was undeniable." The Object Isnt There was written, recorded, and mixed in Camberwell and Camden, London, UK (2012-2016). Artwork by Graham Lambkin; Design by Jeroen Wille. Mastered by Jack Allett. Edition of 300." - Audiomer.

Artist: ALVARIUS B/SIR RICHARD BISHOP
Title: Strange Fruit
Format: 10"
Label: Unrock
Country: Germany
Price: $21.00
"Limited edition four-track split vinyl 10" featuring legendary Sun City Girls Alan and Richard Bishop, celebrating Unrocks 25th anniversary. It features the first new recordings by Sir Richard Bishop since his 2015 Tangier Sessions and two exclusive pearls by Alan Bishop, aka Alvarius B. All tracks are exclusive to this "Unrock 25" release. Includes printed lyrics sheet. Limited one-time pressing." - Unrock.

Artist: APARICIO MOOG, EMILIO
Title: Expansion Galactica
Format: LP
Label: Mental Experience
Country: Spain
Price: $27.00
"Mental Experience present the first ever collected works of Guatemalan electronic experimental musician Emilio Aparicio, collecting five 45s he released from 1969-1971. Aparicio was a pioneer in using the Moog synth in Latin America. He released a series of private 45s, recorded at his home studio in collaboration with his patron and producer, the painter Roberto Abularach. It is from 1969-1971, when the recordings included here, were registered. Most of the tracks were written at the country house of Abularach, where Emilio built his own home recording studio and where he spent long periods of seclusion. It is in this house where they also spent weeks experimenting with hallucinogens (LSD and datura) in the company of other artists from the underground arts scene of Guatemala. The fruit of those two years of experimentation were released in less than one month as five volumes of a 45 housed in a generic picture sleeve and titled Música Electrónica ("Electronic Music"). These strange records were given away in exchange of four corks of a local drink called Salvavidas Roja, related to Abularachs family. Most of the 45s were destroyed and recycled and soon after Emilio created another experimental project, La Banda Plástica. Aparicios music is a fascinating blend of primitive homemade electronics with Latin influences. Imagine "Psyche Rock" era Pierre Henry (1970), Gershon Kingsley, and Bruce Haack meeting Joe Meek at the Guatemalan jungle. Emilio Aparicio passed away on 2012. Remastered sound; Insert with rare photos and liner notes by Ruffy Tnt (Discodelic). "In 2010, I was searching for old records in the city of Quetzaltenango in Guatemala. I found myself in a dusty basement which had been in another time the warehouse of Iximché, a rock-o-la machines distributor. It was an exciting discovery, two big rooms full of old 45s but also dust and rats dung. Among some incredible finds, I found two strange private 45s which had been released by local drink company. The song titles, Brujería (Witchcraft) and Transmutación del iniciado (Transmutation of the initiated) matched perfectly with the abstract psychedelic/electronic instrumental Moog sounds emanating from the grooves. I was fascinated and I knew I had a mission: to discover and tell the world the story behind Emilio Aparicio Moog. After seven years, I finally managed to locate all of his recordings, eight in total." - Ruffy Tnt (Discodelic).

Artist: ATRAX MORGUE
Title: The Pain Is Severe
Format: LP
Label: Urashima
Country: Italy
Price: $25.00
"Marco Corbellis artistic journey began in the early 90s. Under the pseudonym of Marco Rotula, he started to release a series of fanzines in A5 format. The first was "The Pleasure Agony", followed by "Sick" and "Murders". The aesthetics of these first fanzines were very sophisticated and the content deals with topics that would follow Marco Corbelli throughout his artistic career: sadism, schizophrenia, insanity, murder, psychosis, necrophilia, diseases, and most importantly, death. In 1993, heavily influenced by his obsessions, Marco Corbelli began his musical activities creating the Slaughter Productions label and the Atrax Morgue project. Greatly inspired by Italian power electronics act The Sodality and projects such as Whitehouse and Brighter Death Now, pioneers of a minimal, evil and visceral electronic, Atrax Morgue released his first tape In Search Of Death (1993) which would be followed by a series of amazing cassettes in the following years. In 1995, the activity of the Slaughter Productions became more and more frantic, releasing countless tapes. At the end of the same year they produced two important works by Atrax Morgue. The first was titled An Expression Of Psychic Masochism, with one only track that was based on unique white, painful, and horrific synth drones; generating a mental alteration that initiates brutal operation of psychic surgery, neuroses and split personality. The second was titled Catch My Agony with two tracks that were founded on abrasive synth drones; the harsh and glacial sound atmosphere melts with murder, necrophilia, and dead bodies forming a macabre collage. Work was inspired by novel written by Hugh Fleetwood The Order of Death (1976), which has also been put on the screen by the Italian director Roberto Faenza (1983). It was originally packed in an outstanding bundle, literally stuck in a real mousetrap. The smell of death is saturated in every sound produced by the brilliant and twisted mind of Marco Corbelli in these two works. Anxiety, alienation, and hypochondria turn into a deep paranoia in pain. Without hesitation, the bodies are emptied, leaving the field to an electronics purulence of rare power disconcerting. Comes in a deluxe silver silkscreen on black cardboard sleeve; Includes a sheet with credits and art from first original Slaughter Productions logo (from the first fanzines); Black inner sleeve; Remastered from the original tapes; 140 gram vinyl; Edition of 199." - Urashima.

Artist: ATTESTUPA
Title: Musik for Tomma Rum
Format: LP
Label: Jartecknet
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
"Folky and desolate music that reeks of plague, desolate countrysides, heathen rituals and long, harsh cold winters. Another anti-urban masterpiece from members from LEAFES and SEWER ELECTION, their third full-length release, with slow and monotonous percussion, deeply buried vocals, crude electronics and droning guitars, tortured synths and flutes. Edition of 200." -Jartecknet.

Artist: AYLER, ALBERT
Title: Bells (White Vinyl)
Format: LP
Label: ESP-Disk
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
"Reissue on 180-gram opaque white vinyl. Originally released in 1965. The transitional "Bells" was just under 20 minutes, released originally as one side of a clear vinyl LP with the other side empty of music. It was recorded at a May 1, 1965, Town Hall concert of ESP artists, displaying Albert Aylers new group, which added Alberts brother Donald and Charles Tyler. The denser sound of "Bells" shows Ayler moving towards the bigger sonic statement made on Spirits Rejoice (ESPDISK 1020CD/LP), his September 23, 1965, Judson Hall session. By the way, "Bells" as heard here is not, in fact, a single composition; rather, it is a medley moving from "Holy Ghost" to an unnamed theme and then into "Bells" proper. ESP-Disk founder Bernard Stollman was so excited by "Bells" that it was released without delaying to record additional music to fill the other side of the LP. Both Donald Ayler and Charles Tyler were making their recorded debuts; Tyler would go on to record for ESP as a leader (Charles Tyler Ensemble (ESPDISK 1029CD, 1966), and Eastern Man Alone (ESPDISK 1059CD, 1967)). One vinyl pressing of Spiritual Unity(ESPDISK 1002CD/LP) in the 60s substituted a different track for "Spirits." Mr. Stollman had no memory of how this had happened, but it was subsequently corrected and became a rarity known only to rabid collectors and ESP fanatics. The one that is on all the CDs (except for one Japanese release with both) and all the rest of the vinyl editions is the same tune as what is titled "Saints" on Witches & Devils (aka Spirits, recorded on February 24, 1964). The anomalous substitution, which does sound somewhat similar, is the same tune known as "Vibrations" on the album Vibrations (aka Ghosts) and as "[tune Q]2" in Revenants Holy Ghost boxed set. Martin Davidson (owner of Emanem, another indie label responsible for many groundbreaking jazz releases) suggested that ESP-Disk include this mysterious rarity on its 50th-anniversary CD edition of Spiritual Unity (ESPDISK 1002CD), and supplied the sound file. ESP kept the vinyl edition of Spiritual Unity as originally intended. How to get "Vibrations" out on vinyl, then? Well, Bells has long had plenty of open space on its B-side. . . ." - ESP-Disk.

Artist: AYLER, ALBERT
Title: New York Eye and Ear Control
Format: LP
Label: ESP-Disk
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
"2017 repress; originally released in 1966. Featured artists: Albert Ayler (tenor sax), Ed Blackwell(trumpet), Don Cherry (trumpet, cornet), Sunny Murray (drums), Gary Peacock (bass), Roswell Rudd (trombone), John Tchicai (saxophone, alto sax). Michael Snow is a Canadian national treasure, a true Renaissance man. He assembled a stellar group to improvise a sound track for his art film, titled Walking Woman, featuring a silhouette that is rumored to have been inspired by Carla Bley. Digitally remastered. Manufactured in the USA by the original label. New digipak format. "This is a very interesting set, music that was freely improvised and used as the soundtrack for the 34-minute short film New York Eye and Ear Control. Tenor saxophonist Albert Ayler leads the all-star sextet (which also includes trumpeter Don Cherry, altoist John Tchicai, trombonist Roswell Rudd, bassist Gary Peacock and drummer Sunny Murray) on two lengthy jams. The music is fiery but with enough colorful moments to hold ones interest throughout." - Scott Yanow.

Artist: BIANCHI, MAURIZIO
Title: REMS/MECAT Complete Discography Vol. I
Format: 7x Cassette Box
Label: Urashima
Country: Italy
Price: $79.00
"Among artists released on cassette in the 1980s was the great Maurizio Bianchi, one of the primary architects of Italian industrial music, whose early experimental works were almost entirely constrained to small run self-issued tapes, and, in this case pertinently, a handful of equally limited LPs. Urashima present REMS/MECAT Complete Discography Vol. I, a beautiful seven-cassette box set drawing on this remarkable era in Maurizios output. Maurizio Bianchis early period of musical productively was relatively brief, between 1979-1983, after which he withdrew for religious reasons. The period produced around 40 releases, roughly half of which were self-released, and nearly all of which were conceived for cassette. Whether by necessity or design, it is the format through which his work is best understood. In addition to the inception of Italian industrial and noise music, Bianchi represents one of that scenes most concise links to similar movements across the globe, during this period finding himself in regular contact with members of Throbbing Gristle, GX Jupitter-Larsen, SPK, Nocturnal Emissions, and Whitehouse, among many others. REMS/MECAT, stretching across seven cassettes, draws most of its material from Bianchis slim output on LP, originally issued on his own imprints Mectpyo Sounds and M.B., or with other labels, such as William Sharps Dys, and Gary Mundys Broken Flag. This is the first time that most have been issued on cassette. Each album presents a writhing sea of abrasively brilliant sound. Brittle and creatively brilliant, these are the utterances of a new movement and its position in culture and society, birthed in the shadowy spirit of punk, and from the death of the countercultural idealism which defined the era before. Electronic music, with music at large, conceived entirely anew for a generation of disillusioned ears. Across each, creative singularity erupts; the organization of sound is pushed to unknown depths. As the critic Vittore Baroni noted in 1984, Bianchis work is defined by "long magnetic suites in which the sound particles seem to have an independent character, stagnating and reproducing themselves with infinitesimal variations, and with a never lacking tension and logic to the absurd." Includes: Regel (1982), Menses (1982), Symphony For A Genocide ‎(1981), Mectpyo Bakterium (1981), Endometrio (1982), Carcinosi (1983), and The Plain Truth (1983). This is an essential release for fans of Italian avant-garde, industrial, and noise music. Produced in a stunning wooden box; Edition of 99 (hand-signed)." - Urashima.
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Artist: BOSS, SANDRA
Title: Perfekt Termisk
Format: LP
Label: BIN
Country: Denmark
Price: $22.00
"The sound material on this record is made with recordings of internal sounds found in obsolete media, and sound generators. Sound sources: Revox B77 MK II reel to reel recorder, Beocord 200 Deluxe reel to reel recorder, SONY TC.-155, Tandberg 7B, B & O RC osciallator, Leader LFG function generator, metronome, electromagnetic microphones. Composed by Sandra Boss 2013-2015. Limited edition of 300 copies." - BIN.

Artist: BURNS, RANDY
Title: Evening Of The Magician
Format: LP
Label: Enabling Works
Country: Netherlands
Price: $20.00
"Three albums by Randy Burns were originally released on the ESP-Disk label during the late 60s. The first called Of Love And War came out in 1966 and was somewhat your typical mid-60s solo folk debut album, straight out of the Greenwich Village scene. It contained a few self-composed tunes but mostly "borrowed" songs from fellow folksters. Accompanied only by his acoustic guitar and occasional 12-string backing, Randy laid down a set that inspired his own writing. The third album called Songs For An Uncertain Lady was released in 1970 and already leaned much more towards Randys rock style in the early 70s, when he moved on to the Mercury label. However still folky, as a whole it was much more straightforward and outgoing than the music described yet. Now, in retrospective categorized as acid- or loner-folk, ever an effort of a self-composed album in the folk-rock genre of the time is Evening Of The Magician, from 1968. Randy has a clear and warm, very distinctive voice, especially beautiful when backed up by himself on two songs. In regards to the "acid-folk" point of view, his poetic lyrics may be considered slightly psychedelic. However, his words are often used and placed oddly, therefore making the meaning of the song not instantly obvious. From a "loner-folk" perspective, the music is quite introverted due to a woolly home-recording sound. Now backed up by a small band, Randys music really is folk-rock in the very essence of the term. He constructed compositions that are and can only be carried out on (acoustic) guitar, the core melodies being within the suggestive chords, underlined by electric solo guitar and bass, and occasional drums, organ, piano, and flute. The album only consists of the most gentle and musically interesting songs. It has been a challenge to provide the best of sound quality for the vinyl reissue. The original vinyl was of poor quality, the original tapes were worse. Furthermore, the recordings appeared to have been panned dominantly to one channel, making it sound completely out of balance. But, with the latest technology, the album could be fully restored to the way it should sound. The audiophile will find a centered stereo image and smooth continuity of tonal beauty. Randy recently picked up the guitar and started writing again. Apart from his often ESP-Disk-related cult status, he is a very much respected member of the U.S. folk community. Now, his current followers are introduced to probably his most essential release, as collectors are offered a true gem in the best quality, ever. 180 gram vinyl LP." - Enabling Works.

Artist: C.A. QUINTET
Title: Live Trips 1971
Format: LP
Label: Merlins Nose
Country: Germany
Price: $25.00
"C.A. Quintets 1969 album Trip Thru Hell is one of the holy grails of late 60s heavy psych rock and certainly deserves to be rated this way by fans of heavy rock. What awaits you here was recorded live, two years after their cult debut. The record starts with an unusual Beatles cover "And Your Bird Can Sing", originally from Revolver (1966). You do not even realize it is that song until you hear a familiar passage. The C.A. Quintet turned it into a groovy, smoking hot, organ-driven power rocker with a melodic edge. With the second cover tune "Badge", originally performed by Cream, they stay closer to the original, but play it with an increased power level. Next is "Bayou Jam", a lengthy, heavy rock song with psychedelic organ sounds reminiscent of Iron Butterfly. If you cross them with Blue Cheer in their prime gives you a better idea. There is even a killer drum solo section in the middle of the song. "4am In New York" is another mid-paced, stomping heavy groover with a pounding approach, simmering guitars, and roaring organs backing up the furiously distorted guitar. The vocals on the other hand have this light-weight, west coast, flower power pop appeal. "Wild Child" is a sleazy acid blues rocker and takes you a few years back. It is obvious they loved bands like Cream, Jimi Hendrix Experience, and Mountain. "Country Boy" has a southern rock flavor -- a well-written power rock tune with some psychedelic elements. The colorful, jammy middle section and the hard-driving bass and guitar interplay make this a kick ass anthem for its time. And last but not least is "Fresh Garbage Jam". More than ten minutes in length, this is heavy and fuzzed-out psychedelic jam rock at its best with furious guitars and a relaxed atmosphere. The sound is great, as clear as it can be, powerful and vivid, better than some of the studio recordings back then. What more do you want? If you love the underground side of US hard rock, like Josefus, Fresh Blueberry Pancake, and Stonewall, than this is the thing for you." - Merlins Nose.

Artist: CAGE, JOHN
Title: Klang Der Wandlungen
Format: 3 CD Box Set
Label: Edition RZ
Country: Germany
Price: $50.00
From the liner notes by Jakob Ullmann (translated by Peter Gebert and Molly McDolan): "It was during a break in the inaugural meeting of the East German section of the IGNM (International Society for Contemporary Music) in March of 1990 when Reinhard Oehlschlägel, the long-standing music editor of Deutschlandfunk in Cologne, suggested taking advantage of the fact that John Cage was to attend the summer courses in Darmstadt as a special guest by inviting John Cage to East Berlin. . . . Making Giacinto Scelsis works accessible in the concert hall, the discovery of the quiet and the intangible in the late works of Luigi Nono, the deeply impressed reception even of distant traditions beyond the realm of music by Morton Feldman, and more, had led to the development of a sound phenomenon that would almost have to be called a style, and Cages works such as 72, and perhaps even more, 103, seem to fit in seamlessly. . . . Cage wrote In A Landscape in 1948 to a choreography of Louise Lippold; the rhythmic structure of the lyrical work echoes the structure of Lippolds dance with its 15 × 15 (5-7-3) measures, while the modal soundscape of the piece is clearly modeled on the aesthetic of Eric Satie. Thirty-four years later, Cage composed a piece for 1-20 concert harps, which was premiered in the same year in Minneapolis. In this piece, Postcard From Heaven, Cage draws on three double ragas, which are used both in their ascending and descending forms, and the characteristics of which may be utilized . . . The thirteen parts of Some Of The Harmony Of Maine for organ are based upon movements from a chorale book published in 1794 by Supply Belcher in Boston. Each piece is indicated by the title and, in abbreviation, the meter of the chorale. Cage did not change any of the notes of the original movements; instead, he used chance operations to decide which notes were to be carried over, which to be removed, the duration of these notes, and in which organ registers they were to be played." Performed by: SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg, conductor Jonathan Stockhammer; Kölner Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester, conductor: Arturo Tamayo; Gabriele Emde - harp; Jakob Ullmann - organ. Includes a booklet in German and English.

Artist: CHEN, CHE & ROBBIE LEE
Title: The Spectrum Does
Format: LP
Label: Audiomer
Country: Belgium
Price: $25.00
"On The Spectrum Does, New York avant-rock musicians Che Chen and Robbie Lee create three earthy and slow-moving pieces, informed as much by various global folk traditions as they are by 20th century composition and improvisation. Their "anything goes" approach to improvising leads to a sonic document that sounds raw, intense, and freshly exciting. A wild and shambolic brew that sounds like nothing else. Che Chen is musician and visual artist currently best known for his work with percussionist Rick Brown as 75 Dollar Bill. In the mid-2000s, he formed this duo with composer and producer Robbie Lee, who at the time played with people like Baby Dee and Neil Hagerty. Their most concentrated period of activity is bookended by a first LP they self-released in 2008 called Begin, And Continue! and this record, The Spectrum Does, which contains music recorded several years later. On The Spectrum Does, both tackle a range of unconventional instruments like bass recorders, Renaissance clarinet, glissando flute, tarogato, electrified violin, ultraslow recorders, and custom modified tape machines. While their first LP documented their earliest, mostly acoustic improvisations, The Spectrum Does captures Che and Robbie after five or so years of meeting two or three times a week and multiple tours around the country (a couple of times as a part of Jozef van Wissems band Heresy Of The Free Spirit). By now what was pulsing out of their little overdriven tube amps was even more electrified and warped. Sounds of unknown origin seem to bubble up to the surface, met by completely unique approaches to wind and string instruments. Much boundary pushing improvised music gets described as "outer limits" but on The Spectrum Does, it seems much more right to say they explore the "inner limits". It is deep listening music, but not minimalist; complex but not virtuosic. Dissonances intermingle with folk harmonies and rhythms. As with all of the music this duo made together, theres a sort of shambolic-shamanic sensibility to it, but without a motive or explicit purpose. To be filed close to Tony Conrad, Henry Flynt, Pelt, and The Dead C. Personnel: Robbie Lee - flute, tarogato, melodica, great bass recorder, electronics, percussion; Che Chen - violin, harmonium, bass recorder, tape machine, electronics, percussion. Cover painting by Che Chen; Typography by Jeroen Wille. Recorded and mixed by Robbie Lee; Mastered by Jack Allett. Edition of 300." - Audiomer.

Artist: CHRISTENSEN, STEFAN
Title: Shake Off The Village
Format: LP
Label: C/Site
Country: USA
Price: $14.00
"To call Shake Off The Village Stefan Christensens debut full-length would be a bit of a misnomer. Since moving to solo work in 2015 Christensen has released a slew of full-length cassettes, vinyl EPs and collaborations. However, Shake Off The Village marks Christensens first outing at 12 inches and 33 RPMs. SOTV was recorded in his makeshift studio space, at home and at live shows, over a period of two years. The recordings are weaved together, allowing for only occasional silences, and daringly bridging from tailored acoustic songwriting to blaring all out noise assaults. The record shows a shift in Christensens writing. Many of the full band tracks are culled from hours of improvisation and often bring to mind the fertile Xpressway catalog. While loop driven four-track meditations veer closer to Precious Metal micro-presses, and nimbler guitar tracks show that Christensens songwriting prowess is as profound as ever. The air is heavy on SOTV, as tracks draw inspiration from Christensens daily life – interactions with students navigating a harsh urban experience at the high school where he works, death, longing and his roommates editorial dealings due to the New Haven Registers 25 cent price increase. However tensions are always eased with odes to friends, past and present, and a hopeful bliss one occasionally stumbles upon. Christensen has oft cited names like Galbraith and Shepard as pivotal influences, but their largest inspiration doesnt seem to come in sound, but rather in the way that Christensens music, demands the listeners attention - not to be relegated to the background, the ebbs-and-flows, tensions and quarrels of Shake Off The Village force their way front and center, not to be ignored. A keen observer noted Christensens music as easy listening for those who enjoyed difficult listening and we could not agree more. Limited to 350 copies. Lovingly hand assembled – linocut block printed front covers (no two are exactly alike) with paste-on/hand stamped back covers." - C/Site.

Artist: CIANI, SUZANNE
Title: Help, Help, The Globolinks!
Format: LP
Label: Finders Keepers
Country: UK
Price: $28.00
"As faithful guardians of the Ciani Musica Inc. studio vault, Finders Keepers twist the key and return to their collaborative series of previously unreleased music from one of the most important and influential composers in multi-disciplinary electronic music, Suzanne Ciani. This electronic soundtrack for an operatic, ecological, scholastic, science fiction theater production for children of all ages not only further reveals Suzannes vibrant and versatile skills as an experimental musician and narrative sound designer, but also highlights her European heritage -- working to the script of Milanese librettist Gian Carlo Menotti and a cast of forward-thinking fellow Italian-American creatives (including Giorgio Armani and Fiorucci in the wardrobe department). Originally written and performed in 1968, and gaining worldwide acclaim throughout the 1970s, Gian Carlo Menotti would update and revise his play for the turn of the 80s which called for a new approach to the music and sound effects -- all of which would make their world premiere in New York high school theaters in April of 1980. Suzanne on the original: "The original production had been in 1968 and I felt that the electronic music component could be more playful and less abrasive than the original production." For Help, Help The Globolinks!, Ciani would give Menottis well-traveled aliens a brand new voice and with reinvention she communicated with a young audience keen to hear the genuine sounds of the future while retaining melodicism and personality. Unlike many successful electronic composers, Suzanne managed to evade the obvious typecasting of her music through the medium of shlock sci-fi cinema; within the realms of opera and education Suzanne found her perfect channel -- scratching her other cosmic cinematic itches with android music in The Stepford Wives and as "the first female composer to score a major Hollywood movie" with The Incredible Shrinking Woman (1981). Furnishing a plot of an ecological alien intervention worthy of a Magma youth starter pack and realigning early pioneering electronic operas such as Karl-Birger Blomdahls Aniara or Remi Gassmans Electronics (CACK 004B-LP), this virtually undocumented work by the hardest working woman in VCO business is finally preserved after just a handful of exclusive theatrical airings over 35 years ago. Cianis combined roles as an abstract artist and an astute technician are in equal measures here, a rare duplicity which is essential to The Globolinks!. " - Finders Keepers.

Artist: CLUSTER
Title: Qua
Format: LP
Label: Bureau B
Country: Germany
Price: $23.00
"Reissue of the last studio album by Cluster, the legendary krautronic duo of Dieter Moebius and Hans-Joachim Roedelius, recorded in Ohio in 2009 by Tim Story. From Storys liner notes: "My role, as I imagined it, was to emulate Conny Plank, the great Cluster producer and a hero Id never had a chance to meet. An impossible burden of course, so I simply tried to make the recording process as invisible as possible, offer as many interesting sonic options as I could, and give Cluster the chance to be Cluster -- to express that deep and unique dialog that only Moebi and Achim fully understand. Moebi had brought along some of his wonderfully quirky loops, but the rest was simply an embrace of the technology and toys that they found in the studio. Old drum machines, a gaudy orange Farfisa (solos on which Achim would always seem to center around the one temperamentally unreliable note), cutting edge keyboards and processors, a cheap Yamaha Omnichord. The results were, to my ears at least, stunning. Seventeen miniature worlds, some icy, some warm, all infused with that Cluster elusiveness and unpredictability. Playful, dark, funny, human, Qua captures that deceptive Cluster heartbeat -- unmistakably modern but utterly timeless. Adorned later with Moebis slyly nonsensical titles (Putoil for example, which features a solo made from Moebis recording of our squeaky bathroom door), and his cheerfully Dada cover, Quas evolution was a true privilege to witness. Achim told me recently that he considers Qua the perfect swansong for Cluster. At the time, though, the albums freshness and open-ended creativity seemed like simply another alluring dispatch from a conversation that would pick up again many more times, as it had for four decades. But Moebis passing in 2015 gives Qua a finality that contradicts the musics transitory, slippery otherworldliness. The albums closing track Imtrerion, with Moebis deeply stirring loop embellished ever so gracefully with Achims spare accompaniment, never fails to choke me up." - Bureau B.

Artist: CLUSTER & FARNBAUER
Title: Live in Vienna 1980
Format: Double LP
Label: Bureau B
Country: Germany
Price: $31.00
"The first live recording of Cluster (Dieter Moebius and Hans-Joachim Roedelius), and their only collaboration with Austrian musician Joshi Farnbauer (drums and percussion), recorded in Vienna in 1980. A sonic throwback to their early years, reissued on CD. Were one to be presented with two separate stacks of Cluster recordings -- one composed of their studio work, the other of live performances -- an innocent listener might conclude they are the efforts of two completely different artists. This would understandably have been the case in 1980, when the structured, tuneful miniatures of 1979s Grosses Wasser (BB 026CD/LP) and 1981s Curiosum (BB 038CD/LP) were unlikely bookends to the sprawling electroacoustic abstractions of Live in Vienna. But as fans of the idiosyncratic duo already knew, Clusters trajectory was always a restless one -- more about disruption than gentle evolution. As Live in Viennas sound engineer, Eric Spitzer-Marlyn, recalls, Clusters 1980 performance at the Wiener Festwochen Alternativ would have been called a "happening" in an earlier time. Growing out of the Actionism movement of the 60s, the festival was more performance art than music concert. Disdainful of the tired, commodified art of the establishment, it was a sound marked by brash, improvised, avant-garde techniques. Spitzer-Marlyn also recalls that it was loud. For those who had grown up with Clusters accessible 70s work with Eno and Plank, and their collaboration with Michael Rother in Harmonia, Live in Viennas slow-growing swaths of electronics and noise must have represented a bit of a shock. But it was really more of a throwback to Clusters earliest years, when they performed dense electronic "jams" with Conrad Schnitzler as Kluster. The addition in Vienna of Joshi Farnbauer, a friend and fellow artist who played percussion and explored the sound possibilities of his own sculptures, also mirrored the fluid and spontaneous configurations that characterized those times. As chance would have it, they never met up with Farnbauer again." - Bureau B.

Artist: COMELADE, PASCAL
Title: Paralelo
Format: Double LP & CD
Label: Because Music
Country: France
Price: $33.00
"Because Music present the first reissue of Pascal Comelades Paralelo, originally released in 1980. This first reissue identically features all the elements of the original version: the black and white sleeve with its painting made by Don Jacques Ciccolini, and all musical features popularized by Pascal Comelade (repetitive music, the concept of sequences, and continuous sound). Auto-produced on his own label Parasite, Comelade mainly uses one instrument for all parts of the album: an EMS/AKS synthesizer. Recorded on K7 and 2-track tape recorder Revox A77, Paralelo is the most representative album from Pascal Comelades electronic times (1974/1981). A part from "Beyrouth 66", "Musique Ridicule", and "Erratum Musical", the album features a vocal loop (from English composer Gavin Bryars). This reissue comes as double-LP; the original version gets extended with the second vinyl. On the C side: "Séquences Païennes" are extracted from 1978 recording sessions, partially released on a 7" in 1979 and fully reissued in the six-CD boxset Rocanrolorama in 2016; On the D side: "15 Minutes de Sonoto-Luddisme", originally entitled "Musique par Correspondance" was recorded between Montpellier and London (1978-1981) with David Cunningham (member of the Flying Lizards and producer for Michael Nymanand This Heat). This musical track gets extended on more than 15 minutes that engrave the meeting between the two musicians. Gatefold sleeve." - Because Music.

Artist: CONNORS, LOREN
Title: Hell! Hell! Hell! Hell! Hell!
Format: LP
Label: Enabling Works
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
Remastered LP reissue of 1996 CD released by The Lotus Sound.

Artist: CONNORS, LOREN
Title: Moonyean
Format: LP
Label: Enabling Works
Country: Netherlands
Price: $20.00
"180 gram vinyl special. This is the second of a selection of Loren Connors typical and truly addictive guitar suites from the 90s to be reissued on vinyl. In 1994, after the Hells Kitchen Park (EW 001LP) album and Mother & Son 7" EP had come out, a semi-sequel to the latter was released by Table of the Elements in the form of a 7" EP called The Five Points. The record told a short story of a New York City slum of that name, which counted the citys most mortalities in the year 1857, of which most were Irish children under six years of age. The EP featured one track that was given the ambiguous name "Moonyean." There was a movie from 1932 that was based on a theater play from 1919, in which the ghost of an Irish-American woman appeared in a garden. That ghost was Moonyean, and Loren named his next album after her. This suite of 13 individually untitled tracks was originally released on CD by Road Cone in 1994. For the re-release on 180 gram vinyl, the original artwork including Suzanne Langilles picture on the front cover has been upgraded, but the title is all that remains clear about the theme, still leaving its content up to ones imagination. Though ever-equipped with the same tools of his trade, Loren managed to come up with a different sound on every album. Moonyean for the most part is probably the most gentle of all, due to its source of inspiration. It carries a number of warm and fuzzy tracks in which notes just melt on the tongue. But the album also has the right dose of distorted experimental blues riffs, ever so intense. Loren may have found a new way to express himself through the different pick-up positions on his guitar as well as external effects, but his character guiding his soft artistic hands over the strings leaves the sound of one man and his guitar unequalled, as his state of mind decides the color of a recording. With the tape hiss, environmental sounds, acoustics, and Lorens occasional distant moaning, Moonyean is another beautiful piece of timeless and earthly sound art. For its completion, Suzanne Langille hums a few lines on one of the tracks, bringing in an element of peace -- perhaps playing the role of Moonyean. Even though it is not clear what Loren is saying exactly with the untitled tracks on the album, there is a certain pureness and truth in it." - Enabling Works.

Artist: CONTROLLED BLEEDING
Title: Headcrack
Format: LP
Label: Artoffact
Country: Canada
Price: $23.00
"Released as a vinyl-only album on Sterile Records in 1986, Controlled Bleedings Headcrack is a monumental album of industrial-noise meets ambient soundscapes. The original record is hopelessly out of print, and Toronto-based Artoffact Records reissues it with remastered audio and updated cover art for the first time. Essential listening!" - Artoffact.

Artist: CRAIG, IAN WILLIAM
Title: Durbe
Format: CD
Label: Recital
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Ian shared this live performance with me in January of 2017, while I was living in London for work. I fell asleep countless times whilst listening to this, day and night. After some arm twisting Ian agreed to let me publish it. He had not planned on releasing it officially. Durbē embodies the most elegant and meditative aspects of Ians music. Live, Ians music is able to stretch and fold and soak. These long-form takes show how purely structure and melody rotate within him. In the fall of 2016, Ian performed these recordings in a 14th-century Latvian church. This environment kissed Ians cheek that evening, and he sang in top form, ascending into the rafters." - Sean McCann. Six-panel wallet encasement, with photography by the artist. Edition of 200 (one-time pressing).

Artist: DE OLIVEIRA, JOCY
Title: Estorias Para Voz, Instrumentos Acusticos e Eletronicos
Format: LP
Label: Blume
Country: Italy
Price: $25.00
Limited 2017 repress. "Blume present the first vinyl reissue of Jocy De Oliveiras legendary debut Estorias Para Voz, Instrumentos Acusticos e Eletronicos, reissued for the first times since its original release in 1981. Defined by a body of singular music spanning seven decades, within the histories and continuing legacies of avant-garde practice, she is without equivalent. Her debut album Estórias Para Voz, Instrumentos Acústicos e Eletrônicos resonates through a shimmering body of organized sound, unveiling truths lingering in the shadows, the sins suffered by the Latin American avant-garde, with the actualities of its astounding heights. Oliveira began her career as a concert pianist. She left Brazil at young age to study in America and Europe, before being recruited by major orchestras across both continents, working under Stravinsky, and having pieces written for her and premiering of works by Berio, Xenakis, Santoro, Cage, and Manuel Enriquez. During the early 1960s, Oliveira shifted her efforts toward composition. She embarked on a process of folding organized sounds across nearly every context it could inhabit, blurring the lines between performance and composition, and incorporating diverse media well beyond the world of sound. In 1961, within a collaborative theater work written with Luciano Berio, Berio Apague Meu Spot Light, she instigated the first performance of electronic music staged in Brazil. Released in 1981, during the last years of her countrys military dictatorship, Estórias Para Voz, Instrumentos Acústicos e Eletrônicos was met by controversy before quickly sinking from view, heard by almost no one beyond Brazils borders. Among the most astounding realizations of electroacoustic process ever recorded, it is a series of sonic stories for voice, and acoustic and electronic instruments: prepared piano, violin, percussion, synthesizers, electric celesta, etc. The albums singularity, culture, humanity, and introspection cannot be displaced; like its composer, Estórias Para Voz, Instrumentos Acústicos e Eletrônicos is Brazilian. Its draws on a diverse range of the countrys music and percussion traditions, as well as Indian raga structures, and Japanese Shōmyō singing, inspired in part by the sounds of immigrant communities within São Paulo, the city where Oliveira grew up. A landmark classic from the 70s Brazilian electronic music scene. To quote Keith Fullerton Whitman, this is the "lost Tropicalia/psych/free-vocal/ring-modulator freakout/jam hybrid that youve only dreamt about!" Comes in a full-color cover with a printed inner sleeve housing a Nagaoka anti-static record sleeve; Includes original insert that functions as Obi; Red-colored vinyl." - Blume.

Artist: DELIVERY HEALTH
Title: Hard Off
Format: LP
Label: Silent Water
Country: Belgium
Price: $29.00
"Delivery Health is Giovanni Di Domenico, Jim ORourke, and Tatsuhisa Yamamoto. Following the release of Delivery Health in 2015 (SW 010LP), the trio composed by Giovanni Di Domenico, Jim ORourke and Tatsuhisa Yamamoto returns with yet another amazing album. Delivery Health became the band name and Hard Off is the title of the second album. Recorded at the great GOK Sound studio in Tokyo, Hard Off brings the same warmness in sound (thanks again also to the fabulous mixing work done by ORourke) and attentive structural sensibility, this time with a more "lyrical" vein. Against the odds of geography -- continuously coming together within various collaborations and combinations of the three -- Giovanni Di Domenico, Jim ORourke, Tatsuhisa Yamamoto have begun to assemble one of the most exciting bodies of organized sound in recent years. The trios second outing under the moniker Delivery Health is no exception to the rule. Recorded in Tokyo between 2012 and 2013 and emerging on the ambitious Silent Water imprint, Hard Off sidesteps signifiers and expectations, weaving a knotted tapestry from sheets of sound. An assembly, a lesson, and a simple conversation between friends, Hard Off is equally an exercise in loss. Its creators are three masters of their form, relinquishing ego and presumption for the honesty found in unforeseen truths. Preconception, reflex, and imprint fall away; a potent reminder of heights unveiled by the unmediated self. Hard Off is a non-place, an undetermined sonic location without allegiance. These are considerations which begin with the ear -- elastic excursions and experiments in improvised sound. Presenting startling and unexpected range, new worlds emerge and evolve from within the fog; rippling textural ambiance, harsh interlocking atonality, subtle and delicate interplay to outright rocking jam. An album which always seeming exactly what and where it needs to be, while moving toward where must be gone. Cover picture by Antonio Julio Duarte. 180 gram vinyl; Edition of 300." - Silent Water.

Artist: DI DOMENICO, GIOVANNI
Title: Duos With Guitars
Format: Double LP
Label: Silent Water
Country: Belgium
Price: $29.00
2015 release. "Giovanni Di Domenicos Duos With Guitars features Norberto Lobo, Tetuzi Akiyama, and Jim ORourke. Recorded during the course of three years (from 2011-2013) in various locations in Brussels and Tokyo, this double LP puts together three of the most uncompromising and original guitar players of the globe (there should have been a fourth great guitar player, the late Hans Reichel, but unfortunately he passed away days before asking him to join the project), all with their unique sound and approach to music and their instrument, all glued together by Giovannis ever personal and forward music thinking. Three-sided LP; side four should have had a duo with the late Hans Reichel. This record is dedicated to him." - Silent Water.

Artist: DI DOMENICO, GIOVANNI/JIM OROURKE/TATSUHISA YAMAMOTO
Title: Delivery Health
Format: LP
Label: Silent Water
Country: Belgium
Price: $29.00
2015 release. "Delivery Health is the highly idiosyncratic trio of Giovanni Di Domenico, Jim ORourke, and Tatsuhisa Yamamoto. The recording was done in Tokyos great GOK Sound, directly on a 24-track tape recorder, and was mixed at Steamroom, Tokyo, by Jim ORourke himself. The blend of early 70s ECM drum sound, long unfolding travelogues, and a great transparency in the mix, gives to this record a breadth and depth make the music hard to categorize. Jazz (think John Abercrombies Gateway (1975) and, again, early ECM), electronic drones (reminiscent of Tony Conrad), and the most organic of rock sound (especially in drummer Tatsuhisa Yamamotos tightness and openness) fuse in a very special way. Cover picture by Antonio Julio Duarte. 180 gram vinyl; Edition of 300." - Silent Water.

Artist: DUB OVEN
Title: Skin N Bones
Format: 12"
Label: Music From Memory
Country: Netherlands
Price: $20.00
"Music From Memory present a reissue of Dub Ovens self-released, 1983 EP Skin N Bones. Pioneers in the post punk industrial and new wave scene in 80s San Francisco, Gary Miles (Voice Farm) and Blaise Smith(Minimal Man), met in December of 1982, and enlisted soul vocalist Celeste Miller for this EP. All three tracks embody a signature groove and an inventive synthesized abstraction to express a languishing urban unsettledness and spiritual awareness. Utilizing analog electronics and instrumentation, the record draws on elements of dub, new wave, soul, and funk to create an uncategorizable sound. Produced by Marco Perry(Björk)." - Music From Memory.

Artist: DWARFS OF EAST AGOUZA, THE
Title: Both Sides Of The Curtain
Format: LP
Label: Unrock
Country: Germany
Price: $29.00
"Dadawahn Bishopesque taken to just another level. Beirut, Lebanon.... three major players: Alan Bishop (Sun City Girls, Invisible Hands, Alvarius B) Osama Shalabi (Karkhana, Shalabi Effect, etc.), and Maurice Louca (Karkhana, Lekhfa). Delicate improvised freeform recorded live in Beirut in spring of 2017. Improvisation on the highest level. Organic, never arty. Hot. Released in association with Mophradat. Cover art made exclusively for this release by Mariana Castillo Debal. Deluxe gatefold sleeve. Limited edition, one-time pressing." - Unrock.

Artist: EASTMAN, JULIUS
Title: The Zurich Concert
Format: CD
Label: New World
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"The composer is therefore enjoined to accomplish the following: she must establish himself as a major instrumentalist, he must not wait upon a descending being, and she must become an interpreter, not only of her own music and career, but also the music of her contemporaries, and give a fresh new view of the known and unknown classics."--Julius Eastman. "Just when you think you are grasping the breadth and quality of the music of Julius Eastman (1940?1990), a recording such as Julius Eastman: The Zürich Concertshows up, and you have to go back and reassess his work and wonder what will show up next. This recording is from a 1980 solo seventy-minute improvisatory concert in Zürich, a cherished cassette made by a friend of Eastmans, who recently realized its uniqueness and decided that he should share it. The Zürich Concert was performed on October 25, 1980 in the Aula Rämibühl gallery. Eastman was in Europe participating in The Kitchen tour, and a Swiss friend, Dieter Hall, a painter who had been living in the East Village, arranged the concert. Hall recorded it on a cassette machine, so there is the inevitable gap when the tape had to be turned over, as Eastman played non-stop for seventy minutes. Simply put, The Zürich Concert is a revelation. Listening to this recording, one is overwhelmed by the cascades of sound, the power of the playing. It almost seems as if the piano will start bouncing across the floor like an out-of-control washing machine. But there is also space and delicacy in the playing. As a whole, the music never flags, and your attention doesnt wane, as you are drawn in by the intensity of the playing and the coherence and wonder of the music being made." - New World.

Artist: ELEH
Title: Home Age
Format: LP
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $28.00
"Home Age is the first proper Eleh full-length since 2012s Homage To The Pointed Waveforms. These three new pieces seek to expose the inherent musicality of pure electrical currents via high resolution Serge STS synthesizers. Like early Eleh work, Home Age is inward looking, domestic, and deliberate, but also slowly emotional and revealing as if peering blurry-eyed through a window. Melody, harmony, and counterpoint are suggested but not revealed. Packaged in a deluxe gold-on-black, heavy-duty letterpress jacket made by Studio On Fire in Minneapolis." - Important.

Artist: ELEH/CHRISTINA KUBISCH
Title: Split
Format: LP
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $28.00
"Christina Kubisch contemplates Nicolai Tesla and his concept of electrical remoteness as it applies to the modern world. In this piece, Kubisch considers whether this is the future Tesla envisioned and what remoteness means in an age where remoteness hardly exists at all. "Teslas Dream" includes electromagnetic field recordings from tramways, analog machines, light systems, power stations, airports, banks, security systems, advertising, and the sounds of discharges and activities of Teslas own devices. Elehs composition "Ohmage/Resistor" utilizes a new kind of spaciousness and was composed for piano and Serge STS modular synthesizers. Letterpress printed jacket; Edition of 500.

From Christina Kubisch: "The figure of Nikola Tesla has fascinated me since a long time. He was the person who imagined wireless communication in an era when there was hardly electricity. . . . Tesla had invented and patented the first telephone amplifier in 1882 in Budapest and, without knowing about its origin I used a simple telephone amplifier with incorporated small coils to listen to the sounds in my installations. Later on my work with electromagnetic induction had developed into the series Electrical Walks, city walks with special headphones which make audible the usually hidden electromagnetic fields around us. In 2012, I visited the small museum of science in the city of Kosice in Slovakia. The museum had many Tesla devices in their showroom and I got a special permission to test tem. I listened with my special induction headphones to the Tesla machines and was fascinated: a thunderstorm of electromagnetic noise. It was the moment when I got inspired to make a piece about electrical remoteness. . . .Teslas Dream opens with the magnetic fields recorded in an old Austrian train station followed by the electrical melodies of old Tatra tramways in Bratislava (now almost disappeared). The sounds of discharges and activities of Teslas devices gradually come in. During the piece the electromagnetic signals change gradually from the sounds of analog machines to the more actual fields of light systems, security systems, power lines, banks, subways, airports, power stations etc. Various electrical signals of digital communication slowly merge in and change again the sound structure. . . . The glass armonica (an original instrument from the 19th century) was recorded at the Musikinstrumentenmuseum in Berlin. All other recordings were made with electromagnetic headphones and other custom made devices developed by Christina Kubisch." - Important.

Artist: ENHET FOR FRI MUSIK
Title: Det finns ett hjärta som för dig
Format: LP
Label: Omlott
Country: Sweden
Price: $25.00
Limited to 300. Heavy full color gatefold cover. "Discovering the Förlag För Fri Musik label and the associated acts has to me been one of the major highlights of the last few years. Ive been lucky enough to have taken part in events and acquaintances some people could only dream of, but for me it has always been about the music. Yeah, I got to know Albert Ayler in the autumn of 66 when we shared a cab in Stockholm. I somehow lured myself into the crew around International Harvester and their early stage, not really socializing much but would still found myself half asleep on the floor while Sov Gott Rose-Marie was being recorded. Was it the same week I somehow ended up in charge of the café at the Zodiak Free Arts Lab in Berlin? Possibly. It’s all in my biography. On my many travels Ive been floored, spoiled and overwhelmed. Lester Bangs owes me $27 and an excuse. During my stint in the UK, I was at the first The Jesus & Mary Chain show and a few years later drank myself through an dark period of schmucks staring at their ugly shoes while awkwardly playing their guitars through endless chains of effect units. My life has been good and rich of fantastic encounters. Some terrible ones too. Towards the late 90s my life-long passion kind of ended. Not because I was getting older really. No, I rather blame the lack of interesting sounds. The lack of interesting artists. My passion drained, I stopped going to shows, I stopped buying records. I remained friends with plenty of people but a whole era of my life just seemed to be over. I emerged myself into literature and cinema for the following 15 years, and my listening habits were mainly focused on private pressed 80s heavy metal from USA during this period.

Fast forward to early 2015. My oldest daughter knocks on the door to my home office and throws a copy of the Enhet För Fri Musik cassette Inom Dig, Inom Mig in my lap. Listen to this, will you. Right up your alley, blah blah. The usual exaggerations in another tiresome attempt to wind up the old man. A fucking cassette, how cute. This one however... Wow! Mind blown. That something. Memories of a lifetime flashing by. A feeling of something else, finally. I poured down the last drops of my Scotch, took my bicycle down to Music Lovers, the store where my daughter supposedly had obtained this particular little gem, just to found out more about this band. Which I didnt, but thats another story. I mustve listened to the cassette about 20 times a day for at least a month. It was like seeing photos of Les Rallizes Denudes for the first time, but the photos being music instead. It was like seeing Träd, Gräs & Stenar at Gärdet in 1970, but this time not having sex with my girlfriends’ brother behind the scene. It was like my first exposure to Jandek (never been a fan, but you know what I mean). Trying to figure out more gave me the same feeling as sending well-concealed francs for some LLN cassettes to a friggin castle in southern France, just hoping for the best. Or receiving the very first jiffy with via-USA Japan-imported noise cassettes from Ron Lessard. Just as if no time had passed at all, I shortly found myself fully immersed in a musical universe again, this time the Gothenburg underground. It turned out that the cassette was only the beginning and that the two following LPs, one released by themselves and one on an Italian label, were not only much better but both minor masterpieces in their own right. So yeah, I just did what I had to do and soon enough could address myself a "writer" again and even being paid for that.

I managed to hustle down an unmastered advance tape of the upcoming Det Finns Ett Hjärta Som För Dig album from the band after a few weeks of weird negotiating which could be described as walking into a wall headfirst over and over. From my many years as a music writer Im used to the other way around, bands and labels basically begging you to accept their promotion copies and lame-ass one sheets. But Enhet För Fri Musik, it was like they knew they had something big on their hands even though they obviously didnt realize it themselves. Every question was received with suspicion. Like, what do you want? Really, what do you want? The mentioned advance tape had a life itself it seemed, like a jinxed holy grail it mysteriously disappeared from my bag the same night I received it to early the next morning be found by my neighbour outside my door. I had the pleasure to meet the whole band (thats Hugo Randulv, Sofie Herner, Gustaf Dicksson, Dan Johansson and Matthias Andersson) a couple of weeks ago. In all honesty I cant really decide if it really was a pleasure, but an interesting gathering no matter what. Prepared with 20 questions, my ambition was to get a piece done for a Norweigan publication, a text focusing entirely on this new album and the peculiar aura around the whole collective. They choose the time and place, a bar some 30 minutes from the city centre which the taxi driver had a hard time locating at all. I arrived in a timely fashion but no one there of course except for a lady in her 70s firmly placed in front of a Jack Vegas machine. After 20 minutes all of them emerged from the kitchen behind the bar, all heavily into a discussion about some Christmas album. I spent about 5 hours with the band, but managed to get 0 answers to my well thought-out questions. Nothing to use at all, actually (if you don’t count the answer to my #14, Q: “Does a great combined record collection help when making an album together?”, A: “Yes.”). Nice people and all, but Hugos constant yapping about the best Sarah Records compilations and the similar rants on whatever-band-you-never-heard-of from New Zeeland from Matthias got a bit tedious after a while. Every attempt to steer the conversation at least somewhere near the masterpiece that is Det Finns Ett Hjärta Som För Dig resulted in more beers plus jokes and references I didnt get. What I did get, however, and that’s solely from letting this album become an integral part of my life and not so much from my few conversations with the band members, is that this is one of the most wonderful albums I’ve ever heard from Sweden. People will try hard to figure this one out in the future. A comment on a welfare system collapsing? Just a glimpse into the creators’ childhood memories of rainy summers cut-jumping back and forth to scenes of cases of 3.5% beer smashed on the concrete behind the Sibylla, neverending confirmation camps, virginities forever lost and trimmed mopeds disappearing in the morning fog? The letting go’s and the joys and the sorrows of it all. Who knows with these cats, what I have on my now much treasured tape is not necessarily even what will be on the actual album. For whatever its worth, I’m thankful for my brief encounter with this band and my only wish right now is that they one day will perform live." - Efraim F. Ponteus, May 1st 2017.

Artist: ENO, ROGER
Title: This Floating World
Format: LP
Label: Recital
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
"This Floating World is the newest solo work by Roger Eno since 2008. This Floating World holds rustic and melancholic piano works, as grey and mossy as a country cottage. Recital label head Sean McCann on Roger Eno: "I hear the LP chiming from the dark corners of a pub, soaking in the damp wood like spilled ale. I first fell in love with Rogers music through his 1985 debut album Voices, which cradled many rainy and caffeinated mornings when I was living in San Francisco years back. He played on the infamous Apollo - Atmospheres & Soundtracks(1983), and recorded a theme for the Dunesoundtrack (1984). String pads and veils of reverb pour through those processed tracks. I later rediscovered Roger Eno in a different light with his 1997 album The Music of Neglected English Composers. A playful and beautiful album of chamber pieces guised as the works of forgotten (and fabricated) composers from the past century. His compositional sensibilities remind me of my favorite recent English composers... Hobbs, White, Bryars, Skempton, etc. This Floating World feels like a hybrid of these two styles, a melding of both his ambient and prelude-esque compositions. Warm and feathered furniture music. In our communication Roger has been a real charmer, ending every email with "Roger and out." A curious fellow, with a knack for tracing the understated beauties of this world." - Recital. Includes brief stories written by Roger in a 12-page booklet, alongside his photography. Edition of 500.

Artist: FLYNT, HENRY
Title: You Are My Everlovin
Format: CD
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"Philosopher, musician and anti-art activist, Henry Flynt has long foregone the academicism often associated with serious music in favor of a uniquely intuitive, emotional approach to composition. In the 1960s and 1970s he was a part of NYCs vibrant avant-garde scene, studying with Hindustani singer Pandit Pran Nath and developing his own proprietary technique on violin. You Are My Everlovin, Flynts first published musical work, finds the composer in peak form at a lower Manhattan loft in late spring 1981. Featuring solo electric violin and pre-recorded tambura, this sinuous performance elegantly brings together disparate vernaculars -- Southern blues, modal jazz, Appalachian fiddle, North Indian raga -- into a new and bracing whole. As Flynt writes in the liner notes, The electric violin timbre is crucial; it allows me to crush the diverse styles into a unity. I imagined the genre as open, radiant improvisation . . . an open plain that could absorb anything. Incorporating themes and melodic phrases from his earlier work, Everlovin becomes Flynts own Gesamtkunstwerk -- a work that is at once rooted in and liberated by the drone, revealing the profound mutability and utter singularity of this American iconoclast." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: FUKAMACHI, JUN
Title: Nicole (86 Spring And Summer Collection - Instrumental Images)
Format: LP
Label: WRWTFWW
Country: Switzerland
Price: $26.00
"Cut at Emil Berliner Studios; Housed in a kraft sleeve similar to the original promo-only release. WRWTFWW Records present the release of Jun Fukamachis highly coveted Nicole (86 Spring And Summer Collection - Instrumental Images) album, originally recorded in 1986 for celebrated fashion designer Mitsuhiro Matsudas Nicole clothing brand. Never officially available before, Nicole was only distributed as a limited promotional item offered to attendees and participants of the 1986 fashion show for the Nicole brands Spring and Summer collection. Fukamachis moody magnum opus has become a sort of holy grail for fans of Japanese ambient, jazz, and synth music alike --and rightly so. Meticulously conceived, smooth and subtle, Nicole sounds like it came from an ethereal land where Erik Satie and Art of Noiselived together, a sublimely cinematic listening experience perhaps best described by renowned Japanese music writer Masaharu Yoshioka, aka The Soul Searcher: "If you are driving down the Autobahn at 160 km/h, or even 80 km/h, and Juns music starts playing on the car stereo, the windshield will instantly turn into your own personal silver screen." Made in cooperation of the artists estate; Includes new liner notes by Masaharu Yoshioka." - Important.

Artist: HAINO, KEIJI/JIM OROURKE/OREN AMBARCHI
Title: This Dazzling, Genuine "Difference" Now Where Shall It Go?
Format: Double LP
Label: Black Truffle
Country: Australia
Price: $32.00
"Black Truffle presents the eighth full-length release from the trio of Keiji Haino, Jim ORourke, and Oren Ambarchi. Over the course of four LP sides, the October 2014 concert documented here ranges from rock power trio dynamics to maelstroms of analog electronics. Once again, the three demonstrate their commitment to pushing into new areas of instrumental exploration and group interaction. Where their previous releases featured extended vocal workouts from Haino, his vocalizations here are restricted to the occasional impassioned cry, putting the focus squarely on instrumental interplay. More than ever before, this feels like the work of three equals, with ORourke or Ambarchi taking the lead role as often as Haino does. The four pieces presented here each focus on extended development. The first side is propelled by Ambarchis busy, Jack DeJohnette-esque cymbal and tom work, which provides a skittering yet insistent pulse over which Haino and ORourkes FX-saturated strings rise and fall, momentarily converging for passages of near stasis before wandering through areas of gently sour discord; ORourkes use of a six-string bass here boosts the harmonic density of the music and often makes his contribution difficult to distinguish from Hainos guitar. On the second side, ORourke uses his pedals to make his bass near unrecognizable, generating a squelching, harmonically unstable riff that Ambarchi accompanies with a semi-martial snare pattern. Haino moves between frenetic octave-doubled fuzz riffing and streams of feedback. The third side is the most abstract; Continuing Hainos explorations of new instruments, the side opens with a long passage of toy piano. Alongside occasional vocal interjections from Haino (singing in English), Ambarchi creates delicate textures on cymbals and metallic percussion while ORourke, for the first time in this group, performs on the EMS Synthi. With Haino joining in with his own electronics, the side eventually builds to a chaotic climax. Beginning with a sequence of "fourth world" drums and flute, the final side unfolds an epic build-up over a hypnotic foundation of pounding toms. Moving from flute to vocals to electronics, Haino eventually picks up the guitar in the second half of the piece, igniting a spectral blur over driving rhythms from bass and drums that eventually builds to a frenzied climax. Cover image by Traianos Pakioufakis; Live action pics by Mike Kubeck. LP design by Stephen OMalley; Gatefold sleeve. Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering." - Black Truffle.

Artist: HEADROOM
Title: Head in the Clouds
Format: LP
Label: Trouble In Mind
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Headroom first took flight in 2016 as the solo outlet for New Haven musician Kryssi Battalene, née of regarded noise project Colorguard & guitarist for psychedelic voyagers, Mountain Movers. Headroom sprung forth from the fertile and underrated New Haven scene - a musical patchwork of punk, hardcore, noise & experimental music all sharing the same stages & DIY spots and creating a musical identity all their own. Battalenes talent flourished & soon enough, her signature style of guitar was infiltrating & influencing a new crop of New Haven musicians; part Twisted Village / PSF Records- influenced white noise maelstrom, part nuanced, beautiful six-stringed draperies. Battalene’s talents have graced recordings & stages with Estrogen Highs, Medication, Secret Treaties & Stefan Christensen & Friends, but “Head In the Clouds” marks the first long-player for this, her current solo project (after a well regarded cassette EP on the C/Site imprint). Across the album’s alternatingly harsh & beautiful five tracks, Battalene masterfully coaxes her guitar into a myriad of tastes and textures, from lumbering opener “How To Grow Evil Flowers” psychedelic squall to more placid tracks like “Millers Pond” or “Flower of Light”, where she tempers her feedback to guide the tunes to new horizons. The title track’s pulsing guitar/synth interplay offers an eight minute respite before swan diving back into a fog of feedback. “Head In the Clouds” could be seen as the companion piece to Mountain Movers’ ‘s/t’ 2017 album, but with Battalene at the helm, Headroom eschews that band’s (slightly) more traditional take in favor of a dizzyingly creative experimentalism. “Head In the Clouds” is an album meant to get lost in. RIYL: Bardo Pond, Heron Oblivion, Crystallized Movements, White Heaven, Crazy Horse, Major Stars, Les Rallizes Denudes, Feral Ohms, Mountain Movers." - Trouble In Mind.

Artist: KIRKEGAARD & NIELS LYHNE LOKKEGAARD, JACOB
Title: Descending
Format: LP
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $28.00
"Descending is a composition consisting of two movements for room resonance, triangles, shakers, and horns. The recording was made in August 2015, performed by the Aarhus Jazz Orchestra. Descending is Niels Lyhne Løkkegaards and Jacob Kirkegaards first collaboration. The sound artists and composers Jacob Kirkegaard and Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard are both renowned for their ability to convert sound into a form with the character of an artwork and a bodily dimension that can be experienced by more than the ears alone. In his art, Jacob Kirkegaard uses acoustic phenomena that are usually either overheard or inaudible to the human ear. Using a range of sensors and recording methods, the material unfolds in compositions and spatial, visual, and sound works. Niels Lyhne Løkkegaards art focuses on the multiplication of sound, extending it beyond its usual boundaries to re-emerge in new forms, as well as on the creation of imaginary musical works that the listener has to envisage before their inner ear. Composed, arranged and mixed by Kirkegaard and Løkkegaard, 2015 -2016. Performed by Aarhus Jazz Orchestra and recorded by John Fomsgaard live at Dokk1 in Aarhus, 2015; Front cover: Detail from Robert Fludds Macrocosm Microcosm (1617-24). Supported by The Danish Arts Foundation & The Danish Conductors Association.

Jacob Kirkegaard (b. 1975) graduated from the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne in 2006. His sound works are published by Touch, Posh Isolation, Von Archives, and Important Records (USA). Kirkegaards works have been presented at a wide range of renowned exhibition platforms, festivals and conferences worldwide, including MoMA and Issue Project Room and The Stone in NYC, KW and Transmediale in Berlin, Mori Art Museum and Aichi Triennale in Japan, as well as Louisiana Museum of Modern Art and ARoS Aarhus Art Museum in Denmark. Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard (b. 1979) studied at Denmarks Rhythmic Music Conservatory and the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture. He has created a wide range of works operating at the intersection of experimental music and sound art, including the soundtrack for MoMAs René Magritte exhibition The Mystery of the Ordinary in 2013. More recently he has created the critically acclaimed series SOUND X SOUND. Lyhne Løkkegaard is also the founder of the curatorial non-event Curatorium -- a sound festival that never takes place." - Important.

Artist: KONSTRUKT & KEIJI HAINO
Title: A Philosophy Warping, Little By Little That Way Lies A Quagmire
Format: LP
Label: Karlrecords
Country: Germany
Price: $21.00
"Turkish free jazzers Konstrukt and the Japanese avant-garde/noise icon Keiji Haino present their first collaboration album. Formed early 2008 in Istanbul, Konstrukt have since been gaining high reputation and an ever-growing audience within European improvised music circles. Over the past decade, the Turkish free jazzers not only released a couple of superb albums under their own name -- they also regularly invite significant musicians like Peter Brötzmann, Joe McPhee, William Parker, Akira Sakata, Marshall Allen, Evan Parker, Thurston Moore, Michael Zerang, Alfred Harth, or Alexander Hawkins for recording sessions and/or concerts (a.o. at festivals like A Larme, .Konfrontationen Nickels-Dorf, Krakow Jazz Autumn). Their latest work A Philosophy Warping, Little By Little That Way Lies A Quagmire sees Konstrukt team up with Keiji Haino -- and besides all the elements you may well expect from such a musical meeting like Konstrukts "acerbic razor-edged sound" (Mark Corroto, All About Jazz) and Hainos unmistakable voice/guitar explosions, theres also some real surprises..." - Karlrecords.

Artist: KONSTRUKT FEATURING ALAN WILKINSON, ALEXANDER HAWKINS & DANIEL SPICER
Title: L.O.T.U.S.
Format: Double LP
Label: Omlott
Country: Sweden
Price: $24.00
Limited to 300 copies. "Konstrukt has made contact both Alexander Hawkins and Alan Wilkinson during their presence at Konfrontationen Festival in Nickelsdorf in 2013 where the band performed for the second time in Austria after Saalfelden Jazz Festival with Marshall Allen in 2011. All three parts were excited and have agreed to get together sometime in the future.

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

Artist: LADY JUNE
Title: Lady Junes Linguistic Leprosy
Format: LP
Label: Mental Experience
Country: Spain
Price: $0.00
"Mental Experience present the first vinyl reissue of Lady Junes Linguistic Leprosy, originally released in 1974. The legendary debut album by Canterbury scene pivotal figure, performance poet, painter, and experimental musician June Campbell Cramer, better known as Lady June. Produced by Kevin Ayers, who also plays on the album along with Brian Eno, Pip Pyle (Gong, Hatfield And The North), and David Vorhaus (White Noise). Originally released by Virgins budget imprint Caroline (home also of artist like Faust With Tony Conrad, Gong, Lol Coxhill, etc.), Lady Junes Linguistic Leprosy is a surreal, eccentric, psychedelic oddity of interest to fans of the Soft Machine-Gong-Canterbury family as well experimental/sound poetry/art-rock explorers. This cult album was included on the legendary Nurse With Wound list. Remastered sound; Insert with photos and liner notes by Ayers archivist Martin Wakeling. RIYL: Gong, Catherine Ribeiro, Laurie Anderson, Boards Of Canada, Mopsie Beans" - Mental Experience.

Artist: LAU NAU
Title: Poseidon
Format: LP
Label: Beacon Sound
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"Finnish artist Laura Naukkarinen returns with her fourth album as Lau Nau and her first for Beacon Sound. Poseidon is a suite of delicate, wise songs that exist in a world all their own, treading the line between chamber folk and experimental pop with a distinctly Scandinavian melancholy. Centered around Lauras beautiful voice and piano (with lyrics sung entirely in Finnish), the album also includes a small cast of guest musicians on electronics, cello, bowed lyre, clarinet, harmonium, and more. Each song is a gem of its own, with lustrous melodies spun from the web of seasons, by turns ghostly and earthy. In Lauras own words: "I was playing with my grandmothers piano and shortly realized that I was composing songs are beginning for a new Lau Nau album instead of the film music that I was working on. The songs wanted to be performed on stage by a character called Lau Nau. Its the melancholic, always dreaming part of me that stands on the stage and shares these fragile moments with the audience. The songs on Poseidon are small secular prayers and messages of love, sorrow and care. Poseidon is a god of the sea but also the name of a certain bar... He veils us in the fog when the night falls." RIYL: Múm, El Perro Del Mar, Bjork, Efterklang. Design by Bijan Berahimi and Christine Shen for FISK. Mastered by Rafael Anton Irisarri at Black Knoll. Includes double-sided insert with lyrics in both Finnish and English and download card; Edition of 600." - Beacon Sound.

Artist: LEACH, MARY JANE
Title: Pipe Dreams
Format: LP
Label: Blume
Country: Italy
Price: $25.00
"Milan based imprint Blume offer two incredible archival works from the 1980s American composer Mary Jane Leach, never before released. Mary Jane Leach is a definitive model of the American avant-garde and experimental composer -- creatively brilliant, tragically underrecognized, yet always there, rigorously plumbing the depths, issuing challenges, venturing toward the unknown. Leachs creative practice began at the crossroads of the modern and post-modern -- with the death of the American dream, its hegemonic point of view, and with the irreconcilable reductive legacies of their predecessors, the minimalists. Leach pursued the physicality of sound and acoustic phenomena -- investigating their properties, and interactions with space. Despite being incredibly active, during the 1970s and 80s Leach failed to offer a single commercial release. She instead instigated a singular body of work which is conceptually centered around live acoustic phenomena and performance. In effect, there are two dynamic components of her work -- the notes, structures, and relationships which make up a composition, and a secondary series of difference, combination, and interference tones, generated by a works relationship to the space in which it is conceived and performed. Pipe Dreams represents a turning of the tide -- a means through which to offer the composer the attention she has always righty deserved. Comprised of two incredible works -- "4BC" and "Pipe Dreams" -- this LP is a brilliant entry point into Mary Jane Leachs sprawling body of composition and investigatory work. Like all of her efforts, they are temporal snapshots, incapable of being fully reproduced. They are singular and unique. "4BC" is a work for four bass clarinets, recorded during 1984. It is part of Leachs large body of compositions which employs long tones (drone) within a constrained tonal palette. "Pipe Dreams", written for, and recorded on, the organ in St. Peters in Köln, Germany, during 1989, was realized by, and as a direct response to, the unique environment for which it was made. St. Peters organ has two sets of pipes at opposite ends of the church, each having separate sounds and stops that can generate microtonal intervals. The work is a structured improvisation, exploring antiphony and the specific sounds of that organ, extra-musical as well as musical. These pieces help illuminate Leach as one of the most important voices in her generation." - Blume.
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Artist: LOCKWOOD, ANNEA
Title: Tiger Balm / Amazonia Dreaming / Immersion
Format: LP
Label: Black Truffle
Country: Australia
Price: $31.00
"Limited repress. Black Truffle presents a new issue of Annea Lockwoods classic 1970 tape piece "Tiger Balm", unavailable on vinyl for over thirty years, accompanied by two exquisite unreleased works for percussion and voice. "Created while Lockwood was living in the UK, the side-long Tiger Balm is a singular work within the cannon of tape music. Inspired by research into the ritual function of music, the piece explores the possibility of evoking ancient communal memories through sound. Breaking entirely with the dynamic language of the musique concrète tradition, Lockwood uses a select palette of mainly unprocessed sonic elements chosen for their mysterious and erotic characteristics (a purring cat, a heartbeat, gongs, slowed down jaw harp, a tiger, a womans breath, a plane passing overhead), presenting at most two sounds at once. As one sound flows organically into the next, their shared characteristics are highlighted, opening a space of dream logic and mysterious associations between nature and culture, the ancient and the modern. The B side presents two pieces for percussion recorded here for the first time. Amazonia Dreaming (1987), performed by Dominic Donato, uses unaccompanied snare drum and voice to evoke the nocturnal soundscape of the Amazon rainforest. Unorthodox techniques and materials (marbles, chopsticks, a plastic jar lid) transform the snare into a resonant field of sensual textures. Immersion (1998), performed by Donato and Frank Cassara, is a slow-moving exploration of gentle beating tones, performed on marimba, tam tams, and gong. Like the other two works presented on this LP, it provides captivating proof of Lockwoods belief in the complexity that deep listening can reveal within seemingly simple sounds." --Francis Plagne Comes in a deluxe gatefold sleeve with archival pictures and liner notes by Annea Lockwood; Includes the score to "Amazonia Dreaming"; LP design by Stephen OMalley; Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering." - Black Truffle.

Artist: LOSONCY, GABI
Title: HH
Format: LP
Label: Kye
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Kye is proud to announce the release of HH the new LP by Gabi Losoncy. HH bundles two sides of psychologically dense nothingness into one perfectly realized whole. Clear vinyl. Losoncy-designed packaging. Final Kye release. The coffin lid comes down on the rainbow. Edition of 300 copies." - KYE.

Artist: MAMIFFER
Title: Songs for Lilac III
Format: Cass
Label: The Tapeworm
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"The majority the sounds on this tape were culled from cassettes we used in live performances and recordings. Many were field recordings from various sources, found tapes from thrift stores, some were samples/textures we made as backgrounds/backing tracks for specific live songs. A few pieces were also in finished Mamiffer studio recordings but ended up being somewhat buried in the final mixes -- they were and are elements we felt strongly about and have thus given them a proper chance to shine herein. It was put together semi-chronologically starting with some of the earliest Mamiffer materials going back to 2008 or so. It was all edited together with the idea of creating a listenable narrative and letting the chance audio occurrences within each piece inform the choices about how they were melded together and sequenced." Mamiffer. Illustration by Ashley Isadore Coloccia-Turner.

Artist: MATHS BALANCE VOLUMES
Title: Absence
Format: LP
Label: Kye
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Kye is proud to announce the release of Absence, the new LP by Maths Balance Volumes. Side A presents material recorded live at the Arts Center of St. Peter, Minnesota as part of Free Form Freakouts An Evening of Experimental and Improvised Sound (04/21/17) while Side B gathers unreleased home recordings from the previous decade. Visionary cassette-based constructs with enough crude mechanics and smudged internal logic to delight the corpse of Arthur Pétronio. Edition of 250 copies." - KYE.

Artist: MCPHEE, JOE
Title: The Willisau Concert
Format: CD
Label: Corbett Vs. Dempsey
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Corbett Vs. Dempsey present a reissue of Joe McPhees The Willisau Concert, originally released on Hat Hut Records in 1976. Asked earlier this year which of his out-of-print records hed like to see available again, multi-instrumentalist Joe McPhees response was immediate: The Willisau Concert! Recorded at the Swiss festival that gave it its name in 1975, it appeared a year later as "Hat Hut B", the second of the new labels great letter series. It came packaged gorgeously in a double-gatefold with artist Klaus Baumgärtners stunning pen-and-ink work on the inside and out, and a little hand-colored Swiss flag on the interior of each copy. Returning to the music, its easy to hear why McPhee holds it so dear. Hes in absolute top form on tenor and soprano saxophones, ranging from the relaxed and confident Afro-conscious feel of Nation Time (CVSD 011CD) to areas of more diffuse and textural investigation. John Snyders analog synthesizer is brilliant and hyperbolic, a surprisingly hand-in-glove match for McPhee, not dissimilar to their collaboration on the CjR release Pieces Of Light (1974). South African drummer Makaya Ntshoko is the surprise element, a guest whose sensitivity and warmth are everywhere evident, even when he kicks the energy up a notch. Along with McPhee originals, this reissue includes a never-released bonus, their take on the classic "God Bless the Child", a total heartbreaker. The CD has been designed as a facsimile cover of the LP, respecting the beautiful and original graphic work on this classic record. Never before available in any digital form, remastered from the original tapes, The Willisau Concert is restored to its place as one of McPhees masterpieces. Recorded live at Willisau Jazz Festival, Switzerland, October 11, 1975. Personnel: Joe McPhee - soprano and tenor saxophone; John Snyder - analog synthesizer; Makaya Ntshoko - drums." - Corbett Vs. Dempsey.

Artist: MEGINSKY, JAKE
Title: Basslines
Format: Double 7"
Label: Second Sleep
Country: Italy
Price: $23.00
"Percussionist and electronic producer Jake Meginsky offers four obsessive tracks of pulses and bass loops. Subtle variations takes light under a complex structure costantly moving the concepts of tempo and rhythm. Jake Meginsky has collaborated and performed with such artists as Milford Graves, Alvin Lucier, Joan La Barbara, and many others. Music critic David Keenan called Meginskys 2014 solo record, Lappel Du Vide , "a hallucinatory electro percussion masterpiece" and in the WIRE Magazine, Nick Cain wrote, "the album uses little more than a couple of sounds, extracting often head spinning complexity from a minimum of means." - Second Sleep.
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Artist: MEKAS, JONAS
Title: A Dance with Fred Astaire
Format: Book
Label: Anthology
Country: USA
Price: $55.00
"A Dance with Fred Astaire is an extraordinary collection of anecdotes and rare ephemera from the life of legendary artist, filmmaker and bon vivant Jonas Mekas, featuring a dizzying cast of cultural icons both underground and mainstream. Memories, diary entries, conversations, and insights into his work sit alongside collages of beautifully reproduced postcards, newspaper cuttings, film negatives, lists, posters and photographs, envelopes and letters, book covers, telegrams, cartoons and doodles. Mekas has kept and archived the artifacts of his life as a cultural touchstone down to the minutiae, all of which is brought together here in the form of a unique and fascinating scrapbook of a life lived with the highest artistic commitment. Guided by Mekas distinctive prose and suffused with warmth, A Dance with Fred Astaire is rhapsodic, poetic and funny as all get out. A revealing visual autobiography of a genuine culture hero." - Anthology.

Artist: MOONER
Title: Tabiat
Format: LP
Label: Outer Battery
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Released as a companion album to our Shark Move reissue, Mooner update the heavy psych sounds of early 70s Indonesia while staying true to the roots of the original scene. Featuring members of The Slave, The SIGIT, Sigmun and Sarasvati, Mooner are a supergroup of the Indonesian heavy/hard rock scene. Tabiat is Mooners first full length and its a monster, 12 tracks of heavy psych with strong influences of Indian Raga and Middle Eastern touches thrown into a stoner rock stew. Pressed on a beautiful ivory colored vinyl, Tabiat is an extremely limited release, with just a few hundred copies being made available outside of Indonesia." - Outer Battery.

Artist: MUSSIDA, SANDRO
Title: Ventuno Costellazioni Invisibili
Format: LP
Label: Metrica
Country: Italy
Price: $19.00
"The briefest encounter with Sandro Mussidas latest release, Ventuno Costellazioni Invisibili, leaves the ear wondering why its creator is not more well known. It is a stunningly beautiful work. Mussida is an Italian born, London-based composer and cellist, who also works within the field of electronics. Over the years, he has performed and written extensively within orchestra, chamber, and solo instrumental contexts, as well as working with Oren Ambarchi and Mark Fell. His composition In Memoria also notably graced the first side of Alessandra Novagas brilliant Movimenti Lunari, released by Blume in 2016 (BLUME 004LP). Mussidas work centers around the consequences of compositional choices on musical matter, and questions surrounding the identity of musical languages and traditions; a bubbling conceptualism in sound, which has brought Ventuno Costellazioni Invisibili into the world. Ventuno Costellazioni Invisibili, a composition for violin, flute, clarinet, electric guitar, piano, percussion, and computers, was realized by an ensemble made up of Enrico Gabrielli, Yoko Morimyo, Susanne Satz, Alessandra Novaga, Giulio Patara, Sebastiano De Gennaro, Giovanni Isgrò, and Mussida, during the spring of 2015. Presented in two distinct realizations on each side of the LP, it is a work defined meditative depth and space, built from a focus on transfiguration of perceptual time -- pitches played at different speeds, musical cells generated by the rotation of triangular figures distributed in time and space. The result is a sonic world of startling intricacy and beauty -- one marked by the same openness, experimentation, and elegant restraint, which has long been the hallmark of the Italian sonic avant-garde. It is a near perfect image of minimalist classical music blowing off the dust, shedding the past, diving toward countless optimistic possibilities of what it may become. Its rippling sonorities, the inheritors of the ground once sketched by Franco Battiato and Giusto Pio, taking a radical step into the unknown. One of the most elegant and beautiful albums of 2017, made all that much more thrilling by the diversity and possibility, presented by the differences between its two sides. Artwork by Mark Fell; Includes a digital binaural download which slowly rotates through the piece, two visual works by visual artist Rebecca Salvadori, and an original print of the score on transparent sheets of acetate paper; Edition of 300 (numbered)." - Metrica.

Artist: N.A.D.M.A.
Title: Uno Zingaro Di Atlante Con Un Fiore A New York
Format: LP
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $29.00
"Die Schachtel present the first vinyl reissue N.A.D.M.A.s (Natural Arkestra Da Maya Alta) Uno Zingaro Di Atlante Con Un Fiore A New York, originally released in 1973. Comprised of Davide Mosconi, Franco Pardi, Gustavo Bonora, Inez Klok, Marco Cristofolini, Marino Vismara, Mino Ceretti, Otto Davis Corrado, and Talia Toni Marcus, within the history of the Italian avant-garde, N.A.D.M.A is as obscure as they come. Mosconi later came to note as a solo artist and photographer, and Pardi and Vismara within the worlds of visual arts, but beyond a scattering of releases, Uno Zingaro Di Atlante Con Un Fiore A New York is the lone document to have surfaced from most of its contributors. Details surrounding the band and the record are incredible scarce. Despite the mystery, with hindsight, they rise as a definitive gesture of the movement to which they belonged. The Italian avant-garde is among the most rigorously democratic of any of the movements within 20th century sound. Like their more well know peers in Aktuala, N.A.D.M.A grew from this spirit, but realized it in far more radical forms. They are among the wildest of those connected to the movements of free-improvisation and jazz. The groups lone 1973 release is unlike anything else of its day. Soulful as hell, it blends a remarkable range of instrumentation and cross-cultural reference -- a wild imagining of the potentialities of modal folk traditions, gathered in the writhing aggressive form of free-jazz. It is an album so remarkable and striking -- among the greatest and most accomplished European efforts within the form -- that there is no explanation for why it has remained so unacknowledged through the years. It is a towering, bubbling, brilliant achievement in sound. Uno Zingaro Di Atlante Con Un Fiore A New York is among the greatest documents of Italian music, and among the most important within the canon of European free-jazz. As seminal as they come. Not to be missed on any count. Edition of 500." - Die Schachtel.

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

Artist: NSRD
Title: s/t
Format: 12"
Label: Stroom
Country: Belgium
Price: $19.00
"Maxi 12" of danceable tracks by NSRD, best known as a Latvian avant-garde, postmodern, experimental, and underground music group active in the 80s." - Stroom.

Artist: NSRD
Title: The Workshop For The Restoration Of Unfelt Feelings
Format: LP
Label: Stroom
Country: Belgium
Price: $34.00
"Juris Boiko (1954-2002) and Hardijs Lediņs (1955-2004) were the core members of the NSRD, best known as a Latvian avant-garde, postmodern, experimental and underground music group active in 1980s. Their activities were widely multidisciplinary and they cannot be considered as purely musicians since none of them had a professional musical education. Their creativity was manifested through variety of media -- music, performance and action art, visual arts, poetry, samizdat, the introduction video art in Latvia etc. NSRD also made a significant contribution to the explanation of the theoretical aspects of art in the interpretation of the postmodernist movement, and developed the independent concept of "Approximate Art". At the end of the 80s, NSRD got connected and performed with several artists and musicians living in West Germany, including Indulis Bilzēns, Micky Remann, Maximilian Lenz, aka Westbam, and others. Includes download code." - Stroom.

Artist: OLESEN, JONAS & RUNE SOCHTING
Title: FELT
Format: LP
Label: BIN
Country: Denmark
Price: $22.00
180 G vinyl in mirrorfoil cover. Limited edition of 300 copies. "The album FELT is the result of a joint effort of the composers and artists Rune Søchting and Jonas Olesen. In their collaborative work they have explored the sonic potential of electromechanic movements, resonance and different modes of transmission of sound. This work has been presented at a number of concerts and can now be experienced on the vinyl release FELT. In their artistic investigation they have focused on the unpredictable effects that emerges in unstable systems. Their work have integrated unconventional objects and electroacoustic processes such as transducers mounted on glass, worn-out microphones, small devices such as bells, clocks etc. The various elements have been mounted and connected in often fragile structures through an ad-hoc approach. The unique and temporary structures have proven to exhibit often surprising sonic qualities that have been picked up by various types of microphones and coils. The resulting sonic imprints of the tiny movements and fluctuations have then been dramatically amplified and subsequently channeled through other objects that have served as acoustic and strange resonant “containers”.

Overall, the sonic material on the album FELT unfolds in a dynamic between something fundamentally alien while at the same time being remarkably organic and tangible. What is presented is a strange sonic field that the listener is invited to explore. While a general characteristic of the quality of the material is of something ephemeral and the unstable the resulting state is one of sustained tension, a bit like a spinning top that has lost speed but maintains its movement, but in any moment can tilt and fall." - Rune Søchting.

Artist: OLSEN, JONAS
Title: TEST
Format: LP
Label: BIN
Country: Denmark
Price: $22.00
"This record features source material, taken from a number of historical test records, and phychoacoustical demonstration recordings. Additional parts generated with a LEADER LFG-1300S analogue Function Generator, and processed by an Phillips ISP 5021 Sound Enhancer. Simulated tinnitus sounds derived from The British Tinnitus Association. Vibraphone recordings used by permission from the Electronic Music Studios, University of Iowa, USA. Psychoacoustic demonstration signals used by permission by Professor Emeritus Perry R. Cook, Princeton University / MIT Press. Audio constructed & compiled by Jonas Olesen 2014-2015. A7 and B12 are image to audio tracks, and contain text in audio format. 180 Gram vinyl. Limited edition of 300 copies." - BIN.

Artist: PARMEGIANI, BERNARD
Title: Rock
Format: LP
Label: Transversales Disques
Country: France
Price: $31.00
"The first release by Transversales, a French label based in Paris founded by Sebastien Rosat and Jonathan Fitoussi, is the original soundtrack of the film Rock, composed in 1982 by Bernard Parmegiani (1927-2013). Parmegiani was a major figure of electro acoustic music and member of the historic GRM (Groupe de Recherches Musicales) where he composed an important work of concert, among which is the masterpiece: De Natura Sonorum(REGRM 009LP). The work of Parmegiani, a virtuoso of the magnetic tape, is widely known to the public even without their knowledge, through the famous title he composed for the TV program Stade 2, for the French radio France Inter, and also through the jingle adopted by Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris (1971-2005). Bernard Parmegiani produced a large number of jingles, soundtracks, and indicatives, but Rock stands apart in his repertoire. He recorded it without any outside constraints in his own studio. On listening to Rock, one is reminded of John Carpenteror François de Roubaix: a work which mixes the sounds of the TR-808 drum-machine, Synthi AKS, Farfisa organ, and Clavinet. Remastered from the original master tapes; Includes exclusive liner notes. Transversales specialize in the reissues of long lost tapes, rare original soundtracks, and library. Jonathan Fitoussi is a French composer residing in Paris. He works on minimalist and contemporary musical forms. Hes also audio restoration engineer at INA and INA GRM. Sebastien Rosat is a French music supervisor working for films, TV, and advertising. Hes also a member of French electronic duo Sommet." - Transversales Disques.

Artist: PART, ARVO
Title: Fur Alina
Format: LP
Label: Mississippi
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Compilation of our favorite Arvo Part pieces. All sparse and beautiful arrangements. Some solo piano pieces, some duets with piano, violin cello and viola and one string quartet. The pieces on this record are all unique to the style of Arvo Part -- deceptively simple compositions that force you to live in the moment you are listening to them. A Part quote from the back of the record: You can kill people with sound. And if you can kill, then maybe there is also the sound that is opposite of killing. And the distance between these two points is very big. And you are free -- you can choose. In art everything is possible, but everything is not necessary. Record comes in a beautiful tip on old school cover with shiny gold ink and features an incredible painting from the 16th century manuscript Kometenbuch." - Mississippi.

Artist: PROGETTO MORTE
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Urashima
Country: Italy
Price: $25.00
"In 1995, Marco Corbelli shaped an interesting side-project, Progetto Morte, in collaboration with Walter Piano. The outcome of these twisted minds was a tape with the same title of the project recorded at Corbellis home on June 10, 1995 and released the same year on Slaughter Productions with a booklet with the lyrics of the seven tracks, wrote by Walter Piano in Italian, and with the first Progetto Morte proclamation (translated in English too) revealing the nihilistic concept of this new alliance: the total sense of no-existence. The tracks on cassette are monolithic machines of industrial death that are portrayed in lovingly, grating, and rasping detail, with engines of soul rapine and pulsating, paranoid words eager to slice their way through soft flesh. The putrescence is tangible, and one could almost smell and taste the miasma of decay that pervades the entire vinyl. A blood and thunder, bass-heavy assault on the senses. Cold and surgical power electronics inspired by death, diseases, and suicide. Reprinted for the first in LP, tracks were remastered from the original tapes. Comes in a deluxe silver silkscreen on black cardboard sleeve; Includes booklet with lyrics (in Italian) and flyer from the first USA concert in 1996; Black inner sleeve; 140 gram vinyl; Edition of 199." - Urashima.

Artist: RAGAB AND THE CAIRO JAZZ BAND, SALAH
Title: Egyptian Jazz
Format: LP
Label: Art Yard
Country: UK
Price: $24.00
2017 repress - remastered; Originally released in 2006. "Egyptian Jazz represents The Cairo Jazz Band responding to the American jazz scene of the 60s and 70s with influences from Mongo Santamaria to Randy Weston and Sun Ra. These tracks were first presented by The Ministry Of Culture in Cairo as a Prism Music Production and released with an additional disc by the composer Soliman Gamil. This release marks the first time Salah Ragab and The Cairo Jazz Bands definitive works are presented to the west." - Art Yard.

Artist: RAINCOATS, THE
Title: Extended Play
Format: 10"
Label: Smells Like
Country: USA
Price: $10.00
"It seemed for a while in the wake of Pistols/Clash hysteria that post-punk Blighty might just change the face of popular culture. And no small thanks to some females who didnt care to be written off: The Slits, Kleenex and most enduringly, the Raincoats. Their brief career included a few LPs on Rough Trade, but the band fell prey to inner turmoil by the turn of the decade. That was way before their biggest fan, a semi-famous guy named Kurt Cobain began singing their story to every journalist in the land. Soon enough Steve Shelley was behind the drums in a revamped version of the band. With this new lineup, Extended Play came to be, a preface to their triumphant 1994 reunion album on the DGC label. Somehow, the Raincoats old records have gotten better since they were made. Invited to open for Nirvana on their 1994 tour, the decade-gone Raincoats reformed, with original members Gina Birch (bass/vocals) and Ana da Silva (guitar/vocals) joined by new violinist Anne Wood and guest drummer Steve Shelley of Sonic Youth. Cobains suicide ended those plans, but the band went on a triumphant American tour anyway. A John Peel session from April 1994 (two new songs, No Ones Little Girl from Moving and Shouting Out Loud from Odyshape) was released on Shelleys label as Extended Play. The noisy avant-continental Dont Be Mean (unveiled on the EP) take slipperier turns through the bands past. - Douglas Wolk/Ira Robbins.
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Artist: REED, LOU
Title: Early Lou: Pre-Velvet Underground Recordings 1958-1965
Format: LP
Label: Andy
Country: France
Price: $31.00
"Tracks: The Jades ("So Blue - Leave Her for Me" single, 1958), Lewis Reed ("Your Love - Merry Go Round" 1962 Demo), The Primitives ("The Ostrich - Sneaky Pete" single, 1964), The Intimates ("Ive Got A Tiger In My Tank", 1965), Donnie Burks ("Why Dont You Smile Now", 1965), Lou Reed ("Heroin" Demo Pickwick Studios, 1965), The Roughnecks ("Youre Driving Me Insane", 1965), The Beachnuts ("Ive Got A Tiger In My Tank - Cycle Annie", 1965), The Surfsiders ("Little Deuce Coupe - Surfin", 1965) and The All Night Workers (" Why Dont You Smile Now", 1965)." - Andy.

Artist: REPTILE RANCH
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: C/Site
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"In the early-to-mid 1970s the communities living in south central Wales Ebbw Valley felt a growing insecurity as the regions coalmines began to close. Life without the mines was difficult to imagine, as they had been the lifeblood of the area for as long as most could remember. From great instability great art is often born – and such is the case when Spike, Phil John, and Simon Smith came together at a school nestled between two mines in Newbridge to form Reptile Ranch.

The trio dabbled with song writing for years before escaping the Valley for the city of Cardiff. Here the band found their stride with growing influence from the burgeoning UK DIY movement. After sending a letter to Scritti Pollitis Carol Street address the boys received a package chalk full of information on how to release their own records. They wasted no time in forming their Z Block label, and releasing their brilliant debut Dont Give the Lifeguard a Second Chance 7”. In a smallest of small world coincidences they ran into Scritti Polliti and NME journalist Ian Penman while leaving the pressing plant with their freshly pressed, blank labeled, double A-side singles. From this chance meeting their first review was written, their relationship with Scritti Polliti was furthered, and distribution help from Rough Trade was solidified.

More invigorated than ever Reptile Ranch became a staple of a new scene in Cardiff, centered at the Grassroots Café. Like-minded bands like Riotous Brothers, The New Form, and Young Marble Giants joined Reptile Ranch in playing and releasing records. Reptile Ranch built a temporary studio in the café in order to record two Z Block compilations of Cardiff bands, Rough Cuts and Is the War Over?, as well as their masterpiece, 1980s 4-song Animal Noises 7”. Reptile Ranchs sound is deeply original. Often lacking drums, Phil Johns bass playing does double duty as both the guiding rhythm and backbone of melody. Meanwhile Spike and Simon Smiths guitar work are without parallel as they bob and weave through diverse sets of riffs and unique licks. Somehow the band lands in the realms of Post Punk that will excite fans of the Desperate Bicycles, Wire, and The Fall.

With this release all of Reptile Ranchs work is available on a single LP for the first time. In addition to the bands released work this record also features two unreleased live tracks and two unreleased studio tracks (one of which is from the bands improvisational alter ego Reptile Cancer). Packaged in beautiful hand-stamped jackets with paste-on photographs and includes a 6-page insert of photos, flyers, artwork, journals and memos. One time pressing of 500 copies."

Artist: ROCCHETTI, CLAUDIO
Title: Kennedy Pantheon : Alte Meister
Format: LP
Label: Second Sleep
Country: Italy
Price: $25.00
"Second Sleep present Claudio Rocchettis Kennedy Pantheon : Alter Meister. Claudio Rocchetti is a key figure in the European experimental scene. An enthusiastic traveler and a deep researcher, Rocchetti is known for creating a strong sonic universe made with fragile melodies and electro-acoustic incursion. Kennedy Pantheon : Alte Meister is time travel made by field recordings, stolen tales, historical documents and interviews. The composition is vivid and filmic - mixing real memories and fictions and also combining meaningful sounds with time. The result lies not in the ability to disorient, but rather in creating a new story, one disconnected from the place or time. Single-sided LP. Edition of 200." - Second Sleep.

Artist: ROCCHI, CLAUDIO
Title: Suoni di Frontiera
Format: LP
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $29.00
"Die Schachtel present the first vinyl reissue of Claudio Rocchis Suoni di Frontiera, originally released in 1976. A foundational album of electronic music, available again on vinyl for the first time since its original release. An unavoidable and formative element of Italys long history of avant-garde music is its resistance to category and definition. Even in the face of this, Claudio Rocchis stunning Suoni di Frontiera is an anomaly -- a body of introspective synthesizer works, stretching out to the world beyond. Italian experimental and avant-garde music from this period is distinctly different from other contexts in Europe and America, in part because many artists would begin within the realms of popular music, and slowly pushed towards more ambitious creative territories as time wore on. Rocchi is no exception. He entered the public eye during the late 1960s and early 70s, working within the idioms of psychedelic rock, folk, and prog. While some of Suoni di Frontieras elements are present in earlier and later works, nothing reaches the crystalline totality of its being. It is the lone, pure avant-garde gesture in Rocchis long and noted career. Infused with oscillating loops, astral synth excursions, and sharp collages of vocal snippets and electronics, the music of Suoni di Frontieramight remind some of early Cluster and Harmonia. But Suoni di Frontieras ambition and breadth is overwhelming. It achieves what few have: realizing the dream set forth by the pioneers of early electronic music and creating a new democratic architecture of sound, as creatively ambitious as it is accessible. It is a gesture of the avant-garde, which could have only emerged from the realms of pop -- sixteen discrete works of acoustics instrumentation, electronics, processing, and synthesis, freestanding and intertwined as a towering whole. Its a restless constellation, delving from one possibly to the next -- pulsing, rhythmic tones, sheets of pure abstraction, fragments of voice and environmental sound, captured and spun wild by tape loops, beautiful ambiences, and space age sounds. Its reemergence holds the potential to reform many perceptions surrounding electronic music as a whole. Oren Ambarchi, from the liner notes: "Another crucial piece of the 70s Italian puzzle has been unearthed for our pleasure. Dig in." Newly remastered and pressed on heavyweight vinyl; Silver and gloss varnish print with printed inner sleeves housing a transparent anti-static record sleeve; Includes insert with notes in Italian and English; Edition of 500." - Die Schachtel.

Artist: RODEN, STEVE
Title: Between Yellow and White on One Side. Between Blue and Black On the Other.
Format: Cass
Label: Banned Production
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"these two tracks were specifically created for this cassette release, and are part of a trilogy of cassette related works that began with a piece i did for an online exhibition for ica london in early 2012. all three of the works used my own 4-track cassette masters from the mid-1980′s as material for these new works.  each piece was composed using an old 4-track cassette-master of songs that i recorded in 1983/84 in my bedroom. because the 4-track cassette deck ran at double speed, the tapes played now on a regular cassette player run at half speed – with the left side running in reverse, and the right side running forwards. as i listened to the master tapes, i captured various snippets, and used them to build new works – bringing my past into the present.  the original 4-track recordings were made a year or so out of high school, as well as a year or so after leaving the “seditionaries”, the los angeles punk band that included me as its lead singer. the original 4-track masters were first attempts to move into a territory between the darkness of bauhaus and joy division and the jangly dissonance of early felt, gang of four, orange juice and josef k.  although i’m not entirely sure what wason these two master tapes (almost nothing was labelled), the weird slow recordings still managed to offer bits that sparked memories, yet at the same time most of what i heard was unfamiliar – feeling like new material.  i tried not to process any of the original sounds other than using some eq, so that the quality of the sound sources (a casio, my voice, guitar, drum machine), as well as my original sound making actions, were still able to “speak”. thus, none of the sounds have been dramatically altered." - Steve Roden.

Artist: RUSSELL, ARTHUR
Title: Love Is Overtaking Me
Format: Double LP
Label: Audika
Country: USA
Price: $32.00
2017 repress. "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: RUSSELL, BRUCE
Title: Metallic OK
Format: Double CD
Label: Glass Redux
Country: UK
Price: $19.00
"Bruce Russell is a New Zealand experimental musician and writer. He is a founding member and guitarist of the seminal noise rock trio The Dead C and the free noise combo A Handful of Dust (with Alastair Galbraith). He has released solo albums featuring guitar and tape manipu-lation, and has contributed articles to The Wire. In summer of 2013, Bruce Russells daughter Olive Russell uploaded a documentary of her father that she shot and edited herself called "27 Minutes with Mr. Noisy: A Documentary about Bruce Russell" to Vimeo.com. "This will be alien music to many listeners. Guitars tuned to the occult settings of revenants like Skip James and then played with a knife in an uncanny re-contextualising of the sound of beer bottles against guitar strings on the original Metallic K.O.; massively deformed electronics that sound like swarms of static, that sound like the needle eating the vinyl; radio interference; broke down piano; sledgehammer fuzz? this is the sound of taking a live Stooges meltdown as the keys to the goddamn kingdom and as a secret intimation of the arc of the fu-ture. Now here it is" - Taken from the sleevenotes of Metallic OK by David Keenan, author of This Is Memorial Device.

Artist: SCHMID, ERIC
Title: Alain Badiou
Format: LP & Book
Label: Recital
Country: USA
Price: $38.00
"Eric as Alain. Philosophical trimmings as unabashed art. Satire isnt mean, its about being funny. Get in on the joke. Eric as Homer Simpson." - Recital. Includes 88-page artists book; Softbound: 8.5″ x 11″. Edition of 170.

Artist: SEC_
Title: W.H.E.A.D.
Format: LP
Label: Second Sleep
Country: Italy
Price: $27.00
"W.H.E.A.D. is the first solo vinyl effort for the Naples based sound artist Mimmo Napolitano, aka SEC_. Over the course of the last ten years, he has developed an elaborate body of work where electroacoustic rumors interact with electric clangors and magnetic object presences, all reassembled and digested through his main instrument, a reel-to-reel machine. The result is a visceral language where the city of Naples plays a central role in the process; vivid and dramatic feelings of this composition breathe the humors of everyday life of this complex city. It couldnt have been born anywhere else. Mastering by Riccardo Mazza. Printed inner sleeve; Edition of 200." - Second Sleep.

Artist: SHARK MOVE
Title: Ghede Chokras
Format: LP
Label: Outer Battery
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Shark Moves Ghede Chokras is a slab of raging psych straight out of early 70s Indonesia! When the Suharto regime seized power in the late 60s in Indonesia they immediately began to crack down on the alternative culture, with only a brave few willing to rebel, and the leaders of this musical rebellion were Shark Move. Recording Ghede Chokras (translated from the Sanskrit as the Great Session) in 1973, Shark Move unleashed their psych masterpiece on the world on their own tiny label. From these small beginnings the Shark Move legacy grew exponentially, first within the Indonesian scene, and then around the world with the classic Evil War featured on Now Agains seminal Those Shocking Shaking Days compilation. Recognizing a killer riff when he hears one, Madlib lifted the track wholesale for his City single in 2013. With original copies of Ghede Chokras now trading hands for obscene money, and even the extremely limited Indonesian repress from a few years ago impossible to find, we decided it was time to step in and reissue this monster! Pressed on blue vinyl with white splatter, and housed in a deluxe gatefold sleeve, now is the time to get your hands on this classic release." - Outer Battery.

Artist: SUAREZ, ESTHER
Title: La Bolognesina
Format: LP
Label: Little Axe
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Esther Suarez, also known as La Ocrasina De Oro, is a popular Peruvian Huayno singer. La Bolognesina is one of her earlier albums, featuring reverbed vocals over Andean harps supplemented with light percussion and handclaps. The album was recorded in 1981, with the title referring to her roots near the snow-capped Andean mountains of the Bolognesi province in the Ancash region of Peru. Peru experienced waves of mass rural-to-urban migration in the latter half of the twentieth century due to poverty and political instability, but with it also came an explosion in the popularity of the folkloric Huayno tradition. An urban and modernized studio version of ancient indigenous Quechua folk traditions, Huayno became the soundtrack to the migrants experience of both hardship and homesickness. Esther Suarezs clear and yearning vocals soar over galloping Huayno rhythms, evoking the highlands of her youth with heartbreak, regret and melancholy, while simultaneously looking to a place where there is always a will to live and an invitation to dance. Truly some of the most beautiful music ever." - Little Axe.

Artist: SUICIDE
Title: First Rehearsal Tapes
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
"On Suicides First Rehearsal Tapes, recorded in 1975, Alan Vega and Martin Rev create minimalist aural structures, traces of which would surface on their eponymous debut album, released on the Red Star label in late 1977. These songs are not a sketchpad of semi-formed ideas. The First Rehearsal Tapes comprise an audio diary of two men out in the ether, measuring themselves as evolving individual artists and as a unit who would rely on inseparability to realize their unique and often confrontational mass in the decades to come. What the tapes also reveal is that Vega and Rev were compositionally ambitious, capable of melody and form, while resisting definition as they headed further into uncharted territory. The First Rehearsal Tapes afford the listener a glimpse into the creative process of two groundbreaking, true art warriors with their swords and shields leaning against the practice room wall. To understand the absolute brilliance of Suicides first album as well as their sonic adventures that followed, you have to start here with their earliest recordings." - Henry Rollins.

Artist: SUN RA & HIS ARKESTRA
Title: Featuring Pharaoh Sanders And Black Harold
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $27.00
"To understand the significance of the word featuring on Featuring Pharoah Sanders And Black Harold, consider how infrequently Sun Ra used it and the exact way it had been used. The October Revolution in Jazz, organized by Bill Dixon in the West Village in 1964, presented a vivid cross section of approaches to the new music, including a sextet led by Ra. For the October Revolutions continuation, titled Four Days in December, held at nearby Judson Hall on the last days of 1964, the Arkestra performance presented Pharoah Sanders as well as a flautist (who was and remained obscure thereafter) named Harold Murray, nicknamed Black Harold. It wasnt until long after Sanders had achieved worldwide acclaim with John Coltrane that Ra and manager Alton Abraham decided to issue the music theyd recorded at Judson Hall. After its first release in plain or hand-decorated covers in 1976, Featuring Pharoah Sanders And Black Harold remained an exceptionally rare item in the El Saturn discography, known to a few lucky collectors. Were lucky to have this glimpse of what Sanders sounded like in such a different context, galvanizing the large group and in turn being inspired to make his first significant contribution on record. --John Corbett (excerpt from the liner notes)" - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: SUN RA AND HIS ASTRO INFINITY ARKESTRA
Title: My Brother the Wind, Volume I (Expanded Edition)
Format: Double LP
Label: Cosmic Myth
Country: USA
Price: $35.00
 "My Brother The Wind, Vol. 1captures Afrofuturist visionary Sun Ras initial 1969 encounter with the Moog synthesizer. The album has been meticulously remastered from archival session tapes and includes rare and previously unreleased studio material. Recorded in 1969 and self-released by Sun Ra in 1970 on his independent Saturn label, My Brother The Wind is one of several albums that showcase Ras initial reckonings with the then-recently introduced Moog synthesizer. Although the Astro Infinity Arkestra is credited on the original Saturn LP sleeve, only three sidemen were on the session -- reed players Marshall Allen, John Gilmore, and Danny Davis, with Moog performance pioneer Gershon Kingsley serving as synth programmer and technical consultant. The original 1970 Saturn release featured four tracks, which are included on this remastered edition. Features the complete tracking session of Ras Moog-centric single The Perfect Man, with three full takes of the title, including two previously unissued versions and the monumental 18-minute Space Probe, an outrageously freewheeling Ra solo work recorded on a Moog (or two) around the same time. The remastered editions include liner notes by Moog historian Brian Kehew. Technical notes are provided by jazz historian Ben Young, who also restored and remastered the album with Joe Lizzi." - Cosmic Myth.

Artist: SUN RA AND HIS ASTRO INFINITY ARKESTRA
Title: My Brother the Wind, Volume I (Expanded Edition)
Format: Double LP
Label: Cosmic Myth
Country: USA
Price: $35.00
 "My Brother The Wind, Vol. 1captures Afrofuturist visionary Sun Ras initial 1969 encounter with the Moog synthesizer. The album has been meticulously remastered from archival session tapes and includes rare and previously unreleased studio material. Recorded in 1969 and self-released by Sun Ra in 1970 on his independent Saturn label, My Brother The Wind is one of several albums that showcase Ras initial reckonings with the then-recently introduced Moog synthesizer. Although the Astro Infinity Arkestra is credited on the original Saturn LP sleeve, only three sidemen were on the session -- reed players Marshall Allen, John Gilmore, and Danny Davis, with Moog performance pioneer Gershon Kingsley serving as synth programmer and technical consultant. The original 1970 Saturn release featured four tracks, which are included on this remastered edition. Features the complete tracking session of Ras Moog-centric single The Perfect Man, with three full takes of the title, including two previously unissued versions and the monumental 18-minute Space Probe, an outrageously freewheeling Ra solo work recorded on a Moog (or two) around the same time. The remastered editions include liner notes by Moog historian Brian Kehew. Technical notes are provided by jazz historian Ben Young, who also restored and remastered the album with Joe Lizzi." - Cosmic Myth.

Artist: SUNS OF ARQA
Title: Revenge Of The Mozabites
Format: CD
Label: Corbett Vs. Dempsey
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Corbett Vs. Dempsey present a reissue of Suns Of Arqas Revenge Of The Mozabites, originally released on Rocksteady Records in 1980. One of the key ensembles in the history of what is now referred to as world music, Suns Of Arqa began in 1979 with Revenge Of The Mozabites, the brainchild of Michael Wadada. With a ground base of dub -- in both aesthetic and method -- made palpable by master dub rhythm section of Style Scott on drums and Lizard Logan on bass, and produced in tandem with future On-U Sound maestro Adrian Sherwood, Wadada built an incredibly eclectic and imaginative program, touching on flamenco and Irish music, as well as a Suns Of Arqa touchstone, the intersection of Indian music and dub reggae. The results are unlike anything heretofore heard, and Revenge Of The Mozabites remains one of the unsung classics of hybrid musicality to emerge from the post-punk ethos, having exerted an unexamined influence on British music in the 80s. Upon finding a copy of the ultra-rare original LP in 1982, for instance, Peter Gabriel promptly booked Suns Of Arqa to the first WOMAD festival. This release marks the first time any of Suns Of Arqas music has been released in the US, and Revenge Of The Mozabites is restored to its original glory, with the packaging as it was in 1979, additional photos of the band, and three bonus tracks -- dubs and edits from Hyphen --, everything remastered from original tapes. Recorded in 1979 at Berry Street Studio, London and Cargo Studio, Rochdale. Personnel: Michael Wadada - esraj, sitar; Style Scott - drums; Lizard Logan - bass; Kalu Zeria- table; Aziz Zeria - harmonium; Big Red - violin; Bubblers - piano; Mothmen - cuica, percussion; Maria Aiawa - vocals; Mark Stone - flamenco guitar; I. Green - bassoon; Tony Sullivan - banjo; Moot Beret - Chinese shawm." - Corbett Vs. Dempsey.

Artist: SUNS OF ARQA
Title: Seven
Format: CD
Label: Corbett Vs. Dempsey
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Corbett Vs. Dempsey present a reissue of Suns Of Arqas Seven, originally released on Arka Sound in 1987. Perhaps the pinnacle of the Suns Of Arqa discography, Seven was released in 1987 and was in fact the bands fifth LP. With its stunning cover design and outlandishly ambitious sound, steeped in dub but festooned with plainchant and Indian music, it was alone in the market, its closest relatives maybe African Head Charge or New Age Steppers, but with a host of original ideas and musical intersections and an incredible, almost unthinkable cast of participants. Amongst the vocalists is the British singer-songwriter Helen Watson, punk poet John Cooper Clarke, talk-over star Prince Hammer, and comedic genius Professor Stanley Unwin, all of whom offer their unique and unconventional words to the dub stew. A powerhouse Jamaican rhythm section is filtered through sitar, shenai, santoor, and tabla, hurdy-gurdy and pennywhistle, strings and saxophone, all orchestrated by the inimitable Michael Wadada, founding father of Suns Of Arqa. On this reissue, Sevens first time available in the US, the original LP cover has been restored to its initial glory, and the original music is available complete in one package for the first time, adding five extra tracks not included on the LP. Recorded at Sawmill Studio, Cornwall, and Elephant Studio, London." - Corbett Vs. Dempsey.

Artist: TEMIZ, OKAY/JOHNNY DYANI
Title: Witchdoctors Son
Format: LP
Label: Matsuli Music
Country: UK
Price: $45.00
"The visionary Turkish percussionist and the great South African bassist were introduced by Don Cherry in 1969, when Dyani moved to Sweden after the break-up of The Blue Notes. They worked together regularly over the next decade, starting out with Cherry in the Eternal Ethnic Music trio. Another world, recalls Temiz. At that time I was trying to learn as a big band jazz drummer, and when I met Don Cherry, I said, forget it. We played another kind of music. Indian music, Turkish music, Bulgarian, Chinese, you know... All kinds of music. Every musician, Dyani said later, should realize and acknowledge that folk music is the backbone of every music. Recorded in Istanbul in 1976; originally released in an edition of one thousand copies only, on the Turkish label Yonca. The first side features Turkish material arranged by Temiz; the second, SA-oriented music put together by Dyani, opening with a stunning interpretation of Cherrys Marimba (Goddess Of Music). In a handsome gatefold sleeve, with excellent notes and previously unpublished photos." - Matsuli Music.

Artist: TIETCHENS, ASMUS
Title: Parergon
Format: CD
Label: Stille Andacht
Country: Germany
Price: $16.00
"Asmus Tietchens, one of the most prolific German composers in the Electronic/Musique Concrete direction since late 70s, releases 25 years after Daseinsverfehlung his second release on Dark Vinyls sublabel Stille Andacht. Parergon (Greek collection of small texts) is the sequel of the idea to continue to recycle recyclings of recyclings. That does not mean remixes or deconstructions but much more genuine compositions derived from already repeatedly recycled structures. This approach is in no case hermetic because no circular course happens: There is no way back to the beginning. With digital tools -- but without chance operations -- one can achieve treatments and processing which lead to a nearly endless multitude of esthetic relevant compositions derived from once defined basic structures. In this connection sampling is not of importance. The pieces of Parergon do not intend to provoke pictures or moods, but will give the listener simply something to listen to - it is up to him how he handles this offer. In consequence the pieces have no titles. Instead they have index data which point to certain series. Parergon has been composed in dark times, but at the best only the artwork reflects this conditions. The sounds themselves come from the vacuum." - Stille Andacht.

Artist: TONY, CARO & JOHN
Title: All On the First Day
Format: LP & CD
Label: Tapete
Country: Germany
Price: $29.00
"Tapete present Tony, Caro, and Johns All On The First Day, originally released in 1972. Although theyve achieved much of it in recent years, it was never for appreciation that Tony, Caro, and John came to record All On The First Day. The group instead formed serendipitously in the early 1970s through musical appreciation, DIY sensibilities, and an "all goes" mentality. It was here within the walls of the band that they were able to provide homecoming for a group of likeminded friends and cohorts during a rapidly changing cultural climate in London. The first pressing of All On The First Day was a small run of 100 spray-painted copies that one could only find in the small theaters and London flats in which the band performed. The album was self-produced, with group member John behind the board as the technical director to their eclectic and experimental songwriting approach. Tony & Caros voices are the leading hand through the groups nomadic and shifting song-scape; singing tales of love, youth, and political confusion at a time when the very concept of personal identity was expanding beyond anything it had ever been in prior. While contemporaries such as The Incredible String Band, The Pentangle, and Pearls Before Swinewere garnering international recognition and categorization at that time; Tony, Caro, and John evaded being confined to any particular set of expectations or aesthetics. Their songs move fluidly between ballads, protest songs, experimental story-tellings, and free-flowing group jams. Once approached by a label to release their music on a larger scale, they refused due to the labels suggestions for them to move in a specific direction with their music. The ethics and approach of the group pre-dates the DIY and punk ethos of the late 70s, 80s, and 90s, yet hits a similar nerve. Its not surprising that many years after All On The First Daymade its journey into the underground a group such as Beach House, which was also formed within a DIY community ethos, covered "Snowdon Song", renaming it "Lovelier Girl" and placing it as a centerpiece on their self-titled album (2006). All On The First Day is a cult-classic; a flagship for any group who want to come together to create a sonic habitat." - Tapete.

Artist: UNTITLED NOISE
Title: s/t
Format: Double LP
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $29.00
"For the last hundred years, the line dividing music from visual art has grown increasingly obscure. Music has provided inspiration for countless artists, while art has offered the conceptual terms for music to break its own rules. Particularly within the contexts of punk, and experimental music, art schools have fed the ranks -- gifting countless rebellious and visionary minds. These are open worlds, between which positions and ideas freely meet and speak. Within it all, there lies an often unmentioned realm, far less easily defined, skirting beyond tangible grasp -- sound and music made by visual artists, which might not be music at all. Joining Die Schachtels already singular catalog of ambitious sonic adventures from Italy, this is the strange, incongruous territory of Untitled Noise, Michele Lombardelli and Luca Scarabellis debut release. Michele Lombardelli and Luca Scarabelli are two respected visual artists who have been active in the Italian contemporary art scene for many years. While joint their project, Untitled Noise, is positioned outside of sonic manifestations of visual, artistic, conceptual terms, it cannot be entirely dislocated from this spectrum of thought. While it is not art in the visual sense, it equally makes no claims toward music, something which only the intellectual frameworks of the art-world tend to allow. Untitled Noise is a gathering a phenomena -- challenges, organizations, and interventions through sound -- an occupancy of those territories which exists just beyond our ability to define. Evolving over four sides of this double LP -- each dedicated to a single work, one sliding seamlessly into the next, the album is an aggressive, textural gesture in noise. Built from electronic sources and tradition instrumentation, shifting between pure abstraction, sublime drone, rhythmic pulse, and broken flirtations with jazz, it rises as a melting pillar in sound. Drawn from recordings in both studio and live contexts, Untitled Noise marks the return of the Die Schachtels sub-imprint Zeit, dedicated to ambitious contemporary gestures in sound. Where music meets the realms of art, and what is known falls away; A joining of worlds, which not to be missed. Edition of 300." - Die Schachtel.

Artist: V/A
Title: Brown Acid - The Fifth Trip
Format: LP
Label: Ridingeasy
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
"The hits just keep coming -- for this fifth lysergic journey, Riding Easy assembles ten heavy slabs of obscure rock the likes of which have never been seen before... not in this form, anyhow. And as usual, the tracks from these impossibly rare records have all been fully cleared through the artists themselves. Great lengths were gone to in order to get the best possible master sources, the worst case scenario being an original 45. The legendary Captain Foam kicks off this trip like an anvil to your skull with a rollicking stomper sounding like The Who with Matt Pikes thunderous guitar tone. No Reason wasnt easy to find, but lo and behold, the super sleuths located him and got his blessing to include the A-side of his sole single. Good luck finding an original copy of the record. Its rarer than raw beef -- and thats just the tip of the iceberg. The other nine tracks continue the onslaught in typical Brown Acid form: George Brigmans charmingly disjointed bedroom-fi production of Blowin Smoke, Finchs way out of time and place grungeadelic anthem Nothing In The Sun, Cybernauts heavy prog, Fargos hallucinogenic BBQ-sauce soaked Abaddon, Mammoths fittingly beefy eponymous riff-monger, Flashers Icky Bicky boogie, Ohio-based screamers Lance, Zebras gritty rendition of Helter Skelter and finally, the mysterious and previously unheard Thor appears here exclusively and for the first time ever with their unknown 45 track Lick It." - Ridingeasy.

Artist: V/A
Title: Joan of Arc
Format: CD
Label: Recital
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Joan Of Arc is a project conceived by Eric Schmid and Sean McCann, running in line with St. Francis and St. Paul. This series of CD and pamphlets, writings bounded together with unbounded audio elements. Schmid and McCann roped in professional vocalist Christina Stanley to sing the last piece, which is a tip to Ulises Carrións "Hamlet, For Two Voices", pulled from Friedrich Schillers Maid Of Orleans (1801). Matthew Sullivan dusted off his pain tongs and sent over some sounds to re-actualize the past in fine fashion. This album is a conversation with/examination of the past. An epic poem, The Story of Joan of Arc (1796), by Tim Weidmann is included, which is impressively deep and detailed and beautiful -- along with a philosophical lead by young writer Jack Kahn, softly read by Mattea Landry as the first track of the disc." - Recital. CD housed in a 50-page pamphlet. Edition of 200.

Artist: VACCINA, LINO CAPRA
Title: Echi Armonici da Antico Adagio
Format: LP
Label: Die Schachtel
Country: Italy
Price: $29.00
"Die Schachtel present unreleased material from Lino Capra Vaccina on Echi Armonici da Antico Adagio. For fans of the Italian avant-garde, few names inspire the loyalty and devotion offered to the percussionist and composer Lino Capra Vaccina, a perfect emblem of the countrys extraordinary movement of musical minimalism. He first gained note as a member of Aktuala, creating a hybrid of rock, avant-garde, and ancient musics while incorporating a diverse number of sonic traditions from across the globe: African, Middle Eastern, Indian, etc. Vaccinas career as a composer has been marked by two distinct features: an incredibly high bar of quality and ambition, and a tragically slim recorded output. Following his departure from Aktuala, he worked extensively with others -- Juri Camisasca, Franco Battiato, etc. -- and within the short-lived super group Telaio Magnetico, but his astounding solo efforts have been slow to emerge. In 1978, he released the legendary LP Antico Adagio (DS 027CD/027-1LP), and wouldnt be heard from again until 1992s equally extraordinary LAttesa. Fortunately, the Milan based imprint Die Schachtel has embarked on a multifaceted project of reissuing Vaccinas hard-to-find LPs for a new generation, as well as offering a range of stunning, unreleased archival recording. Echi Armonici da Antico Adagio falls into the latter category, but it is nothing short of a momentous event. Echi Armonici da Antico Adagio draws on the same body of recordings from which Vaccinas masterpiece Antico Adagio also grew, entering an already shimmering stage. The album is a revelation, a lost, towering artifact of the Italian avant-garde. It features two sidelong works of pulsing, hypnotic, ritualistic drone with Vaccinas percussion -- gongs, bells, and cymbals -- threaded by sustained tones, generated by the voices of Juri Camisasca and Dana Matus. Flirting with the outer-reaches charted by Buddhist and African music, it is a trance-inducing, meditative, cosmic world of sonic interplay. Sheets of resonance, stunning harmonic interplay, and intricate rhythms rise as one. Both performances -- immersive, beautiful, deeply moving, rewarding, and intellectually rigorous -- reveal themselves slowly at every return. Nearly forty years after its rhythms, tones, and ambiences imprinted themselves onto tape, Echi Armonici da Antico Adagio is unquestionably one of the most important albums to appear in 2017. Silver and gloss varnish print with printed inner sleeves housing a transparent anti-static record sleeve; Edition of 300." - Die Schachtel.

Artist: VONO
Title: Dinner Für 2
Format: LP
Label: Bureau B
Country: Germany
Price: $23.00
"Bureau B present a reissue of Vonos debut album Dinner Für 2, originally released in 1982. Among the lesser known dark-electro/post-punk bands of the early 1980s, the Berlin duo Vono really stood out. The radical nature of their music, the cold sound and sparse lyrics -- Vono were arguably on a par with the more prominent ambassadors of the genres (Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft, Liaisons Dangereuses, etc.). Extreme even for the early eighties, their minimalism was constructed purely on synthesizers and heavy on bass. With lyrics to match, their debut album Dinner Für 2 was unique. Auspicious beginnings for Vono back in 1982 offered no warning that the name would later fade into relative obscurity. Two brothers, Norbert and Volker Schultze, founded the project in the late seventies. They generated a substantial following in the cooler clubs of Berlin, playing a huge number of notoriously loud gigs. It was their producer Stephan Kaske who pointed them in the direction of legendary German label Sky Records (home to seminal albums by Cluster, Brian Eno, Michael Rother, Conrad Schnitzler, Asmus Tietchens, etc.). Kaske had released records of his own on the label, under the name of Mythos. Sales of Vonos debut album vastly exceeded expectations, to the satisfaction of the musicians and the label. Nevertheless, the brothers chose to embellish the sound of their sophomore work with guitar and drums, moving closer towards rock music. Given its consistently minimalist ethos, Dinner Für 2 is surprisingly varied. Dark and danceable electro-pop dominates, but spherical sounds and gentler moments are also there to be found. The songs are, for the most part, built on a framework of just one or two recurring bass patterns or melodies, coupled with lyrics which are barked rather than sung and delivered with Teutonic rolled "R"s and exaggeratedly uttered final syllables. Some tracks have a rather Dadaistic flavor, featuring a single line like "Tief Im Dschungel Sitzt Ein Haifisch" (deep in the jungle, a shark lurks) or numbers shouted into the microphone, as on "Lottozahlen" (lottery numbers). An occasional instrumental track offers some light relief. What a shame that Vono did not stick to their radical concept. At least this gem of electronic music can now be presented to a wider audience." - Bureau B.

Artist: WALLER, MICHAEL VINCENT
Title: Trajectories
Format: CD
Label: Recital
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Trajectories is the second full-length album by Michael Vincent Waller, featuring pianist R. Andrew Lee and cellist Seth Parker Woods. The album is presented on Sean McCanns Los Angeles based label, Recital. Michael Vincent Waller is an American composer based in New York City. His music has been described as lyrical and introspective, drawing inspiration from impressionism, post-minimalism, and world music. The work situates these familiar elements within decidedly unconventional and individual frameworks. Wallers practice has been cultivated through private study with La Monte Young, Bunita Marcus, and with Elizabeth Hoffman as an undergrad at New York University. He has since collaborated with a number of noted soloists and ensembles including S.E.M. Ensemble, Ensemble Dedalus, String Noise, and members of the FLUX Quartet. In 2015, Phill Niblocks XI Records launched Wallers acclaimed two-disc recorded debut, The South Shore (XI 136CD), which compiles a number of solo and chamber works spanning 2011-2014. Pianist R. Andrew Lee is renowned for his performances of minimalist work. He has released 12 albums, predominantly long-form piano recordings, on his label Irritable Hedgehog -- including November (2013) by Dennis Johnson, which was selected by Time Out New York as the best classical recording of 2013. Cellist Seth Parker Woods has established a diverse career that straddles the worlds of classical, contemporary, electronics, and performance art. He worked with artists ranging from Heinz Holliger, G.F. Haas, and Klaus Lang to Peter Gabriel, Sting, and Aldo Tambellini. Recital is a label started by Los Angeles-based composer, experimental musician, and audio engineer, Sean McCann. The label is dedicated to modern classical and experimental music. Established in 2011, Recital has released work by Annea Lockwood, Loren Connors, Daniel Schmidt, Ian William Craig, and Sean McCann. The CD edition includes photography by Phill Niblock and liner notes by "Blue" Gene Tyranny." - Recital.

Artist: WEISSER, STEFAN
Title: Wordworks (1975-1982)
Format: 7x Cassette Box
Label: Blume
Country: Italy
Price: $89.00
"The Milan based imprint Blume present an incredible seven cassette box set comprised of archival recordings made by Stefan Weisser (ZEV) during one his most fruitful periods, stretching between the mid-1970s to the early 80s. A marvel in sonic creativity, these works offer a long overdue insight into the foundations of late 20th century sound-art, poetics, punk, industrial music, and noise. Wordworks is the first survey of Weissers output from the 70s and early 80s to appear on an analog format. The set begins with "Book Of Love Being Written As They Touched" (1975), an hour-long work recorded in 1975 for eight female voices, built from the 40,320 spoken permutations of its title. A definitive work of conceptual art, it premiered as part of the Second Generation Show at the Museum of Conceptual Art in San Francisco. Recorded two months later, the second cassette presents "Dark Pastimes Duet" (1975), a recording made with Roberta Friedman on tape accompaniment, at University Of California, Santa Barbara. Brilliant on every count, it is a reimagining of the decaying potentials of conversation, at a moment witnessing the utopian ideals of modernism coming to an end. The third work "Instill" (1976), is an effort for four voices and tape replay, and encounters this sense of loss further progressed. Its contributors utterances are reduced to inaudible mumbling, whispers, and hiss, pushing toward abstraction and slippery rhythmic pulse. "So Called" and "As Is As", both from 1976, push these tactile themes even further, while "Spatial Poetics", a live mix for taped voices presented at The First West Coast International Festival of Sound Poetry in San Francisco during 1977, increasingly reveals direct intervention and the folding of environmental sound. "Oomoonoon: Dancing On The Brink Of The Word" (1978) started its life as a three-hour tape installation. It begins with three three-minute loops of three voices -- their ambience recorded, looped, and then replaced every 45 minutes, collectively rising to a total progressive accumulation of nine, to 15, to 27, and then 51 voices. Profoundly ambitious in assembly and content, the set present some of the 20th centurys most radical heights in sound poetry and art. A crucial look at a largely unrecognized body of work, offering Stefan Weisser/ZEV the attention, appraisal, and place in history he has always deserved. All seven tapes come in wooden box; Includes several zines and a poster; Edition of 80 (no repress)." - Blume.
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Artist: WITCH
Title: Lazy Bones!!
Format: LP
Label: Now-Again
Country: USA
Price: $23.00
2017 repress. "Our comprehensive overview of Zambias premier garage, psych, prog, funk, afro-rock ensemble Witch... The bands third album, Lazy Bones!!, is the bands masterpiece -- a dark, brooding psychedelic opus that makes equal use of wah-wah and fuzz guitars, that relies as heavily on the stomping feel of hard rock as it does the syncopation of funk." - Now-Again.

Artist: WORLDS EXPERIENCE ORCHESTRA
Title: As Time Flows On
Format: LP
Label: Now-Again
Country: USA
Price: $23.00
"Worlds Experience Orchestras As Time Flows On has not been available as a stand-alone vinyl release since first being issued as a private pressing out of Boston in 1980. And those pressings where in small runs -- set in motion by a visionary, bassist/composer/arranger John Jamyll Jones. Jones is a magical type, who communicates with his instrument, his ensembles, and jazzs ancient lineage in a manner so profound that his late-70s album are out of time with jazzs trajectory, but timeless when presented today. By the late 90s the music of Worlds Experience Orchestra was circulating throughout the collections of esoteric jazz fans, the likes of Gerald Jazzman Short and Gilles Peterson, who played WEO for those, the Coltrane-enthralled searching for something new, something different. Something spiritual and honest. As interest in spiritual jazz and WEO grew, Now-Again set about an ambitious plan to reissue Jones landmark works. I knew it was going to happen, but I didnt know when, says Jones of the road to seeing his music re-issued. Its 35 years or more now, and Ive been waiting for this, and Im quite sure Im not the only one." - Now-Again.

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